(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "College Catalog (2006-2007)"

2006 - 2.007 



V .' W 



^M, 



//W', 






■iv^' ••' 






I 



m 

i ii / ■ 




^.^««eHE«' 




i^ 




,T 4.— Tiry*-*-. 



?:a>*w«»^."f^^— " ' 



i. — .-.— f*-IO- 



»- ••.>r»»<-^:^_ 



\ 



Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive 

in 2012 with funding from 

LYRASIS IVIembers and Sloan Foundation 



http://archive.org/details/college07edis 



EDISON COLLEGE 
2006-2007 CATALOG 

Charlotte Campus 

26300 Airport Road 

Punta Gorda, Florida 33950-5759 

(941)637-5629 

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

Collier Campus 

7007 Lely Cultural Parkway 

Naples, Florida 34113-8977 

(239) 732-3737 

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

Lee Campus 

8099 College Parkway, SW 

P.O. Box 60210 

Fort Myers, Florida 33906-62 1 

(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 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 baccalaureate degrees, associate 
degrees and certificates. 

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 Campus, 72 hours prior to 
the anticipated visit. Documentation of the specific need is required. 



EDISON 
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. Robert R. Jones 

District Executive Vice President 
Lee Campus President 

Alan Francis 

District Vice President 
Administrative Services 

Dr. Noreen Thomas 

District Vice President 
Academic Affairs 

Dr. Edith Pendleton 

District Vice President 
Student Services 

Maureen McClintock 

District Vice President 
Planning and Development 



Table of Contents 



Board of Trustees 4 

Welcome from the President 5 

Mission Statement 6 

Edison College History 7 

Campus Maps 8 

Academic Calendar, Admissions, Degree Accelerated Programs, Residency, Records, Financial Aid, Tuition 1 1 

Academic Calendar 12 

Admissions 13 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 17 

Registration 20 

Degree Acceleration Programs 23 

Records Policies 31 

Tuition and Fees 34 

Financial Information/Financial Aid 35 

Veterans Information 37 

Scholarships 38 

Academic Policies and Procedures Relating to Students 41 

Academic Information 41 

Honors Scholar Program 46 

Academic Support Programs 47 

CLAST 49 

Graduation Requirements 54 

Student Services and Florida Laws Regulating Student Standards 55 

Student Services 55 

Student Life 58 

Student Organizations 59 

Student Government Association 59 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 60 

Student Discipline and Hearing Procedures 61 

Traffic Regulations 64 

State Statutes and College Policies Affecting Students 66 

Programs of Study 76 

Internships 77 

Continuing Education 78 

Educator Preparation Institute 79 

University Center 80 

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Public Safety Management 82 

Associate in Arts Degree Program Guide and General Education Outcomes 84 

eLeaming 88 

Associate in Science Degree Programs 90 

Certificate Programs 114 

Course Information 128 

Course Descriptions 129 

Administration and Faculty 182 

Glossary of Terms 187 

Helpful Information 190 

Bookstore, Learning Resources, Computer Lab 191 

Index 193 



Edison College 
District Board of Trustees 




Mary Lee Mann 

Chairman 
Lee County 




W. Mahlan Houghton, Jr. 

s Vice Chairman 
Lee County 




Enid S. Gorvine 

Charlotte County 






Dr. Washington D. Baquero 

Lee County 



Dr. Randall T. Parrish, Jr. 

Hendry County 



Kim C. Long 

Collier County 






Julia G. Perry 

Glades County 



Dr. David M. Klein^ 
Charlotte County 



• Christopher T. Vernon 

Collier County 




Dear Students, 

Welcome to Edison 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 committed to nurturing each person's potential through 
trust and respect. 

At Edison, we believe in designing the system around the student's needs, not in molding the student to the system. We 
strive to provide learning opportunities which encourage students to become immersed in and responsible for their educa- 
tional process, with assistance from staff and faculty. We believe in providing an environment rich in opportunity, encour- 
agement, and collaboration that allows students to become successful, responsible learners today and competent, account- 
able leaders of tomorrow. 

We are motivated by a desire to serve others and to provide a safe learning environment where individuals draw 
strength and wisdom from cultural diversity. We welcome your dedication to serious learning; we want to 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, 



y^P^f^^rz^^JiJ^^^ 



Kenneth P. Walker 
District President 



EDISON COLLEGE 



PURPOSE/MISSION STATEMENT 

Edison College is a comprehensive public college dedicated to educational excellence in programs ranging from 
continuing education to the baccalaureate degree. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing students to be productive 
citizens by helping them develop academic and professional proficiencies; to think logically, critically, and analytically; to 
communicate effectively; to seek and evaluate information; and to act with sound judgment in the interest of our global 
community. 

To support this mission, Edison College provides: 

Liberal arts and pre-professional education through the Associate in Arts degree 

Professional and technical education through the Associate in Science degree and college certificates 

Access to baccalaureate degrees through upper division transfer, articulation, program delivery as authorized by the 

State Board of Education, and Edison University Center partnerships with colleges and universities 

Qualified faculty and staff committed to the educational goals of the learner 

Personal and professional development opportunities 

Services and opportunities promoting academic^ personal, and social growth among students 

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

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

Cultural resources, events and facilities 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. Encourages communication and trust. 

• Belief in Individual Human Potential: Results in coUegiality, and appreciation for each person's contribution. 

• Integrity: Exemplified by institutional trustworthiness and individual strength of character. 

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 

Goal V 

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 College celebrates 44 years of service to South- 
west Florida this year. Bachelors degrees, 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 Campus has 25 buildings, including the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 

Edison's Collier Campus opened in March of 1992. The beautiful campus is located on an 80-acre site near State Road 
951 and Rattlesnake Hammock Road, in east Naples. The Charlotte Campus opened in 1997. Located on a 200-acre 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 College is governed by its District Board of Trustees, composed of nine representatives from Charlotte, Collier, 
Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. The members are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor of Florida. Currently 
about 350 professional and support staff members provide the full-time instructional and support services for the more than 
15,000 credit and nearly 3,000 non-credit students who participate in Edison courses and programs each year. 




I 



Edison 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 he addressed to 
the District Director of Human Resources, 8099 College ParkM>ay, P.O. Box 60210, Fort 
Myers, Florida 33906-6210, telephone (239) 489-9294. 



Charlotte Campus 



The Charlotte Campus is located on a 200-acre site at 26300 Airport Road near 1-75. In a beautiful and naturalistic 
environment, the campus offers a full range of higher education services with 1 1 buildings arranged in a traditional aca- 
demic setting. 

Courses leading to bachelor and associate degrees and certificates, as well as non-credit continuing education classes 
are offered at the Charlotte Campus. A childcare facility and fitness center are available to serve students and the commu- 
nity. 




CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 

26300 Airport Road • Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 

(941) 637-5629 
www.edison.edu/charlotte 



CC-CHILD CARE 

CL-CLASSROOMS 

Classrooms 
Art Studio 
Computer Labs 

FC-FITNESS CENTER 

YMCA Fitness Program 

FO-FACULTY OFFICES 

Faculty OfTices 



HS-HEALTH SCIENCE 

Computer Lab 
Nursing Labs 
Emergency Medical 

Services Lab 
Faculty Offices 

LS-PEEPLES LEARNING 
RESOURCES 

Library 

Open Student Computer 

Lab 
Distance Learning 
Edison University Center 



OB-MOORE 
OBSERVATORY 

Astronomical Observatory 

PP-PHYSICAL PLANT 

Mailroom 

Physical Plant Offices 

Custodial/Grounds 

SA-STUDENT ACTIVITIES 

Cafeteria 

Theatre 

Career Services 

Student Activities 

Tutoring Center 

Clubs/Organizations 

Bookstore 



SC-YARGER HALL 

Science Labs 
Faculty Offices 

SS-STUDENT SERVICES 

Admissions/Registration 
Advising 
Auxiliary Aids 
Financial Aid 
Cashier 

Continuing Education 
Information Desk 
'Testing Center 
Public Safety 
Administration 



8 



Collier Campus 



The Collier Campus is located on an 80-acre site at 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, just south of Rattlesnake Hammock 
Road and west of Collier Blvd. (State Road 951) in Naples. The campus is composed of one and two story buildings 
including learning resources (library), bookstore, cafeteria, classrooms, auditorium, student lounge; biology, chemistry, and 
physics laboratories; and specialized laboratories for computer science, EMS, and nursing. Courses leading to bachelor and 
associate degrees and certificates, as well as non-credit continuing education classes are offered at the Collier Campus. 




"A" Building: 


"C 


' Building 


"F' 


' Building: 


"H" & "I" Building: 


Academic Advising 




Bookstore 




Classrooms 


Plant Operations 


Administration 




Cafeteria 




Faculty Offices 




Admissions & Registration 










"J" Conference Center: 


Cashier 


"D" Building 


"C 


' Building: 


Continuing Education 


Career Center 




Student Lounge 




Computer Classrooms 


Nursing Lab 


Financial Aid 








Computer Lab 


Nursing Offices 


Information Center 


"E' 


' Building: 




Distance Learning 


Learning Assistance 


Security 




Classrooms 




Classroom 


Lab 


Student Activities & Clubs 




Emergency Medical 
Services Lab 




Lab 

Learning Resources 




"B" Building: 




Science Labs 




(Library) 




Auditorium 








Tutoring Lab 




Classrooms 













Lee Campus 



The Lee Campus is located on approximately 140 acres between College Parkway and Cypress Lake Drive in South 
Fort Myers. Courses leading to bachelor and associate degrees and certificates, as well as non-credit continuing education 
classes are offered at the Lee Campus. The first permanent location of the College, the Lee Campus was constructed in 
1965. The campus is made up of one- and two-story classroom buildings, including: library; bookstore; cafeteria; student 
center; auditorium; and specialized laboratories for science, computer science, nursing, health technologies, and college 
preparatory classes. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery are located on the Lee 
Campus. 



KEY 

Vl'ilknHjll A 

Greslum Hill B 

Grohjun Hall Annex C 

Faaljuo / PubLc SaSay X> 

Phnujl n«nt im £ 

Shipping and Receiving F 

Information Technology G 

Lconhanit HiU H 

Robiraon Hall I 

Learning Resources Hall J 

HendivHall K 



Hiunanina Hall L 

An Annex IX 

BB Mann IVHbrming Am ..M 

Royal Palm Hall N 

Sabal Hall O 

AiecaHaU P 

Howaid Hall Q 

Physiol Plant West R 

Tacni Hall (Scudcnt Services) S 

eLcarniDg ~ T 

Child Care V 




Walker Health Sciences Hall 

Health and Sciences 

Division 
Health Technologies 
Anatomy and Physiology 

Lab 
Biotechnology 
Cardiovascular Technology 
Dental Assisting 
Dental Hygiene 
Microbiology Lab 
Nursing 
Physical Therapist 

Assisting 
Radiologic Technology 
Respiratory Care 

Technology 

Leonhardt Hall 

Mathematics 
Natural Sciences 



10 



Robinson Hall 

Administrative Offices 
Center for Professional 
Development 

Continuing Education 
Division of Professional 

and Technical Studies 

Learning Resources Hall 

Corbin Auditorium 
Learning Resources 

Humanities Hall 

The Bob Rauschenberg 

Gallery 
Communications 
Art 

Humanities 
Music 
Division of Arts and 

Sciences 

Information Teehnology Hall 

SOAR Program 



Gresham Hall 

Crime Scene Technology 
Criminal Justice Technology 
Emergency Medical Services 
Fire Science 
Golf Course Operations 
Paralegal Studies 
Public Safety Management 
(BAS) 

Hendry Hall 

Accounting 
Business 
Computer Labs 
Drafting & Design 
Social Sciences 

Sabal Hall 

Business Office 
LcctiKe Halls 

Royal Palm Hall 

Human Resources 
Purchasing and Auxiliary 

Services 
Lecture Halls 



Areca Hall 

Assessment Center 
Lecture Halls 

Howard Hall 

Lecture Halls 
University Center 

Taeni Hall 

Admissions 

Advising 

Bookstore 

Cafeteria 

Counseling 

District Vice President of 

Student Services 
Financial Aid 
OfiTice of the Registrar 
Records 
Registration 

Student Support Services 
Student Government and 

Club Offices 



Academic Calendar 



Admissions 



Accelerated Programs 

Registration 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 



Records 



Tuition and Fees 



Financial Aid 



11 



OFHCIAL COLLEGE CALENDAR 2006-2007 





Fall Semester 2006 


Spring 


; Semester 


2007 


Summer Semester 2007 


ADMISSION: 


Full 


A 


B 


Full 


A 


B 


Full 


A 


B 


Last cia> tor new degree-seeking 
students to appK tor admission 


Aug 18 


Aug 18 


Oct 13 


Jan 4 


Jan 4 


Mar 2 


May 4 


May 4 


Jun 22 


ADMSINC;: 


Advising begins for degree-seeking 
students 


Jun5 


Jun 5 


Jun 5 


Oct 23 


Oct 23 


Oct 23 


Mar 19 


Mar 19 


Mar 19 


CI.ASSKS: 


First day of classes 


Aug 23 


Aug 23 


Oct 17 


Jan 8 


Jan 8 


Mar 12 


May 9 


May 9 


Jun 25 


Last day of classes 


Dec 5 


Oct 11 


Dec 7 


Apr 26 


Feb 27 


Apr 30 


Jul 31 


Jun 19 


Aug 2 


IINAI.KXAMINATIONS: 


See exam schedule in class schedule 


Dec 6-12 


Oct 12- 
16 


Dec 8-12 


Apr 27- 
May 3 


Feb 28- 
Mar2 


May 1-3 


Aug 1-7 


Jun 20-22 


Aug 3-7 


(JRADKS: 


Last day to remove "Incomplete" 
from the previous semester 


Sep 20 


N/A 


N/A 


Feb 5 


N/A 


N/A 


Jun 5 


N/A 


N/A 


Final grades due from the faculty 
by 12:00 midnight 


Dec 13 


i 

Oct 17 


Dec 13 


May 4 


Mar 12 


May 4 


Aug 8 


Jun 25 


Aug 8 


Initial attendance verification due 
Mid-term attendance verification due 


Sep 1 

Nov 7 


Sepl 


Oct 26 


Jan 18 
Mar 22 


Jan 18 


Mar 21 


May 18 
Jul 10 


May 18 


Jul 5 


CRADl AIION 


Commencement 


May 4 


May 4 


May 4 


Deadline to apply for graduation. 


Nov 3 


Mar 23 


Mar 23 


H()LII)A\S: 


College closed 


Sep 4 


Sep 4 


Nov 23- 
26 


Jan 15 


Jan 15 


Mar 5-11 


May 26- 
28 


May 26- 
28 


Jul 4 




Nov 23- 
26 


Mar5- 
11 




Apr 6 


Jul 4 




Dec 20- 
Jan3 


Apr 6 




RIGISTRATION: 1 


Web registration begins 


Jun 5 


Jun 5 


Jun 5 


Oct 23 


Oct 23 


Oct 23 


Mar 19 


Mar 19 


Mar 19 


On-campus registration begins for 
Accelerated students 


Jul 5 


Jul 5 


Jul 5 


Nov 13 


Nov 13 


Nov 13 


Apr 2 


Apr 2 


Apr 2 


On-campus open registration begins 


Jul 31 


Jul 31 


Jul 31 


Dec 4 


Dec 4 


Dec 4 


Apr 23 


Apr 23 


Apr 23 


Late Registration begins ($25 penalty) 


Aug 23 


Aug 23 


Oct 17 


Jan 8 


Jan 8 


Mar 12 


May 9 


May 9 


Jun 25 


I.AS^DA^ TO: 


Register for classes 


Aug 29 


Aug 25 


Oct 19 


Jan 12 


Jan 10 


Mar 14 


May 15 


May 11 


Jun 27 


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


Aug 29 


Aug 25 


Oct 19 


Jan 12 


Jan 10 


Mar 14 


May 15 


May 11 


Jun 27 


Drop a class with a refund 


Aug 29 


Aug 25 


Oct 19 


Jan 12 


Jan 10 


Mar 14 


May 15 


May 11 


Jun 27 


Withdraw from individual courses or 
from college 


Oct 30 


Sep 26 


Nov 17 


Mar 15 


Feb 12 


Apr 13 


Jul 3 


Jun 7 


Jul 23 


RKSIDKNC^: 1 


Last day to apply for change of 
residency for tuition purposes 


Aug 29 


Aug 25 


Oct 19 


Jan 12 


Jan 10 


Mar 14 


May 15 


May 11 


Jun 27 


TKSriNG: 


Last day to register for the CLAST exam 


Sep 8 


Jan 19 


May 4 


CLAST examination 


Oct 7 


Feb 17 


Jun 2 


Testing and orientation begins for new 
students 


Jun 5 


Jun 5 


Jun 5 


Oct 23 


Oct 23 


Oct 23 


Mar 19 


Mar 19 


Mar 19 



12 



ADMISSIONS 



I 



Edison 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 sta- 
tus and national origin. Edison College reserves the right 
to deny admission to any applicant 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 provid- 
ing information regarding the admissions process, includ- 
ing admissions requirements, residency requirements, stu- 
dent 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 
accredited by the Florida Department of Education, or 
a standard diploma from a regionally-accredited high 
school. Applicants who did not graduate from 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 Associate in Science Degree programs are prima- 
rily designed to prepare students for employment in select 
fields. To be admitted as an AS degree-seeking student, an 
applicant must meet the following requirements: 

— Have earned a standard diploma from a high school 
accredited by the Florida Department of Education, or 



a standard diploma from a regionally-accredited high 
school. Applicants who did not graduate from 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. 

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Public 
Safety Management Admissions Requirements 

1 . Applicants must apply for admission and be accepted 
to Edison College. Official transcripts from all 
previously attended colleges or universities must be 
sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. 

2. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade 
point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in relevant transfer 
courses that apply toward the BAS degree. 

3. Applicants must have earned: 

a. An Edison College Associate in Science degree 
in Criminal Justice Technology or Paralegal 
Studies awarded within the past 10 years which 
includes 60 hours of transfer credit. Additional 
general education requirements must be completed 
prior to graduation 

OR 

b. An Associate in Arts or higher degree or 60 hours 
of transfer credit which includes the completion 
of the Florida State general education 
requirements. Such applicants must have 12 credit 
hours earned in the past 10 years in one of the 
following content areas: 

1 . Criminal Justice 

2. Paralegal Studies 

3. Fire Science 

4. Emergency Medical Services 

5. Combinations of the above content areas upon 
recommendation by the BAS Admissions 
Committee and approval by the Dean of the 
University Center and Baccalaureate 
Programs. 

OR 




13 



c. An Associate in Arts or higher degree or 60 hours 
of transfer credit which includes the completion 
of the Florida State general education 
requirements. Such applicants must have one of 
the following: 

1 . Florida Fire Officer I certification 

2. Florida Paramedic licensure 

3. Florida Department of Law Enforcement 
Criminal Justice Standards and Training 
Commission certification in law enforcement 
or corrections 

4. Demonstrated competencies in the field of 
public safety upon recommendation by the 
BAS Admissions Committee and approval by 
the Dean of the University Center and 
Baccalaureate Programs 

4. Transfer students with an AS or AAS degree in 
Criminal Justice or Paralegal Studies from a regionally 
accredited college or university awarded within the past 
10 years may be admitted following a review of 
transcripts and course descriptions. Completion of any 
outstanding general education must be completed prior 
to being eligible for graduation. 

5. Applicants not meeting admissions criteria may petition 
for program admittance if they feel that there are 
mitigating circumstances. Applicants must submit an 
official petition form available in the Office of the 
Registrar. 

6. While the BAS program is designed to articulate 
associate degrees, Edison College freshman and 
sophomore students may declare their intent to enroll 
in the BAS program through the Edison College 
Admissions Application. 

The Edison College Registrar's Office will ensure that 
previous coursework meets all relevant academic standards 
before acceptance for transfer. The Dean of Baccalalaureate 
Programs and the University Center and the BAS 
Admissions Committee will ensure adherence to the above 
admissions criteria. 

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 
accredited by the Florida Department of Education, or 
a standard diploma from a regionally-accredited high 
school. Applicants who did not graduate from 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. 

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 
accredited by the Florida Department of Education, or 
a standard diploma from a regionally-accredited high 
school. Applicants who did not graduate from 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 his/ 
her acceptance to Edison and provides the applicant with 
assessment, advisement and registration information. Ac- 
cepted applicants may begin their studies any term. See the 
academic calendar in this catalog. 



14 



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. 

Additional Health Professions Admissions 
Requirements 

The AS degree and Certificate programs in 
Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Assisting, Dental 
Hygiene, EMT-Basic, EMT-Paramedic, Emergency 
Medical Services, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and 
Respiratory Care are selective admissions programs. 
Admission to Edison College does not automatically qualify 
an applicant for acceptance to these Health Professions 
programs. Students must complete a separate application 
for admission to each limited-access program of study. 
Records submitted for application become the property of 
Edison College, and will not be available for use to meet 
the requirements of third parties. 

Criminal History Background Check 

Applicants to Health Professions programs with asso- 
ciated clinical activities will be required to complete a Col- 
lege-approved criminal history background check at the 
individual's expense. Results of the background check must 
be satisfactory in order for the applicant to be eligible for 
final acceptance/enrollment in a limited-access program. 
A student who does not maintain continuous clinical 
enrollment in the limited-access program will be required 
to submit a new criminal history background check. 

Health Record / Ability to Meet Technical 
Standards 

A completed medical health form and self assessment 
of program technical standards must be submitted to and 
approved by the individual Health Professions Program 
Coordinator prior to admission to clinical rotations. The 
health record will include results from a physical 
examination and laboratory tests, including immunization 
records, which must be verified by a licensed physician or 
his/her designee. Applicants who do not meet the standards 
of physical and mental health, as required by clinical 
facilities for safe patient care, may reapply and be 
considered for application to a Health Professions program 
after resolution of the health problem. A student who does 
not maintain progressive clinical enrollment in the limited- 
access program may be required to submit a new student 
health record. 



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. Applicants may be issued the F- 
1 Visa when they present the 1-20 form to the appropriate 
personnel in a 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 he/she is seeking admission. 

2. Since instruction is in English, applicants must dem- 
onstrate proficiency in the English language. To dem- 
onstrate this proficiency, if English is not the applicant's 
native language, the applicant must submit a minimum 
score of 550 or higher on the paper version of the 
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 2 1 3 
or higher on the computerized TOEFL or 79 or higher 
on the Internet based test (TOEFL iBT). Applicants 
scoring below established cut-off scores are referred 
to the Department of Academic Support Programs for 
additional 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 uni- 
versities attended, 

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




15 



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 Offic^ of the 
Registrar. Degree-seeking students readmitting after two 
years of non-attendance, who did not complete English and 
mathematics requirements must retake the FCELPT. (Please 
see Assessment Services, page 55, for more information.) 
Students attempting to return after suspension or dismissal 
must petition for readmission. A favorable decision is de- 
pendent upon clear written evidence that indicates promise 
of successful performance. (See Petitions, page 32, for more 
information.) 

Degree Seeking Classification 

Applicants who indicate on the admissions applica- 
tion their intent to pursue a BAS, an AA, an AS, or a col- 
lege certificate program are subject to specific Edison poli- 
cies 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 ftill set of ACT-E, 
SAT-R scores or be test exempt. (Please see Assessment 
Services, page 55, for more information.) Degree-seeking 
students must satisfy any reading, English and mathemat- 
ics college preparatory requirements, starting the first se- 
mester of registration and continuing each semester until 
all requirements are satisfied. (Please see Academic Sup- 
port Programs, page 47, for more information.) Degree- 
seeking students who previously attended another college 
or university must request that an official transcript be sent 
from that college or university directly to Edison. 

Non-Degree Seeking Classification 

Applicants who indicate on the admissions applica- 
tion that they do not intend to pursue a BAS, an AA, 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 seek- 
ing students wishing to eru^oU in college credit courses must 
meet all course prerequisites. Non-degree seeking students 
wishing to enroll in a college level mathematics or an En- 
glish course are required to complete the Florida College 
Entry Level Placement Test (FCELPT) or submit a full set 
of ACT-E, SAT-R scores or be test exempt. (Please see 
Assessment Services, page 55, for more information.) Non- 
degree seeking students wishing to change to degree seek- 
ing 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 English, applicants must dem- 
onstrate proficiency in the English language. To demon- 
strate this proficiency, if English is not the applicant's na- 
tive 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 Lan- 
guage), or 79 or higher on the Internet based test (TOEFL 
iBT). ACT-E or SAT-R scores may be submitted and con- 
sidered in lieu of TOEFL scores. Applicants scoring below 
established cut-ofT 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 College, Office 
of the Registrar, within the first semester of enrolling. 
These documents must be sent directly from the edu- 
cational institution to Edison. Hand-delivered or 
faxed transcripts are not considered official. 

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 
i* based on Edison course equivalencies. Applicants 
seeking to transfer credit to Edison from another col- 



16 



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. 

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 tran- 
script prior to the end of the student's first term of en- 
rollment. 

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 
acceptance is made after receipt and evaluation of of- 
ficial 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 32, 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 previously at- 
tended institutions transfer in to Edison as part of the 
student's academic record. Grades of "S" and "P" will 
be accepted and credit will be awarded but will not be 
calculated in the student's transfer GPA. 

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

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

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 Stu- 
dent Form) from the "home" college or university. A Tran- 
sient Student Form is required for each semester of enroll- 
ment. 

RESIDENCY RULES/GUIDELINES 

Edison's policy regarding Florida residency require- 
ments for tuition purposes complies with Florida Statute 
1009.2 land State Board of Education Rule 6A- 10.044. A 
summary is provided below. 
1 . Documentary Evidence 

a) If an applicant qualifies for a statutory residency 
exception or qualification, then appropriate docu- 
mentation must be submitted to evidence entitle- 
ment to that exception or qualification. Such evi- 
dence is generally specific to the type of residency 
exception or qualification being claimed by the 
applicant. 

b) If an applicant does not qualify for a statutory resi- 
dency exception or qualification and is not an "All- 
Florida" student, they will have to submit docu- 
mentation that they (or a parent or legal guardian 
if a dependent) has been a Florida resident for at 
least 12 months prior to the first day of classes for 
which the student is enrolling. At least two of the 
following documents must be submitted, with 
dates that evidence the 12-month qualifying pe- 
riod . At least one of the documents must be from 
the First Tier. As some evidence is more persua- 
sive than others, more than two may be requested. 
No single piece of documentation will be consid- 
ered conclusive. Additionally, there must be an 
absence of information that contradicts the 
applicant's claim of residency . 

( 1 ) First Tier (at least one of the two documents 
submitted must be from this list) 

(a) Florida Driver's license (if known to be 
held in another state previously, must 
have relinquished) OR a State of Florida 
identification card (if evidence of no ties 
to another state) 

(b) Florida voter registration card 

(c) Florida vehicle registration 

(d) Declaration of domicile in Florida (12 
months from the date the document was 
sworn and subscribed as noted by the 
Clerk of Circuit Court) 

(e) Proof of purchase of a permanent home 
in Florida that is occupied as a primary 
residence of the claimant 

(f) Transcripts from a Florida high school for 
multiple years (if Florida high school di- 
ploma or GED was earned within last 1 2 
months) 




17 



(g) Proof of permanent full-time employ- 
ment in Florida (one or more jobs for at 
least 30 hours per week for a 12 month 
period) 

(h) Benefit histories from Florida agencies 
or public assistance programs 

(2) Second Tier (may be used in conjunction 
with one document from First Tier) 

(a) A Florida professional or occupational 
license 

(b) Florida incorporation 

(c) Documents evidencing family ties in 
Florida 

(d) Proof of membership in Florida-based 
charitable or professional organizations 

(e) Any other documentation that supports 
the student's request for resident status 

(f) Examples of "other" documentation: 

(1) Utility bills and proof of 12 
consecutive months of payments 

(2) Lease agreement and proo^of 12 
consecutive months of payments 

(3 ) State or court documents evidencing 
legal ties to Florida 

(3) Unacceptable Documents (may not be 
used) 

(a) Hunting/fishing licenses 

(b) Library cards 

(c) Shopping club/rental cards 

(d) Birth certificate 

(e) Passport 

2. Reclassification Application 

a) The student who is classified as out-of-state and 
wants to request "reclassification" to in-state sta- 
tus must complete a Residency Statement at the 
higher education institution and submit to the ap- 
propriate office for consideration. 

b) Documentary Evidence: The evidentiary req 
uirement for reclassification goes beyond that for 
an initial classification, because the individuals 
have previously been determined to be out-of-state 
residents. 

c) An individual who is initially classified as a non- 
resident for tuition purposes may become eligible 
for reclassification as a resident for tuition pur- 
poses only if that individual, or his or her parent if 
that individual is a dependent child, supports per- 
manent residency in this state by presenting docu- 
mentation of establishment of a bona fide domi- 
cile in this state for 12 consecutive months. 

3. Military Issues 

a) Definitions — The following definitions are pro- 
vided for military terms used in the residency stat- 
ute and rules. 

(1) United States Armed Services — Includes 
active duty members of the Army, Air Force, 
Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. 



(2) Florida National Guard — Includes active 
members of the Florida National Guard who 
qualify under s. 250. 10(7) and (8), FS, for the 
tutition assistance program. 

b) Residency Protections and Exceptions/Qualifica- 
tions for Military Personnel Active duty 
military personnel and their spouses/dependents 
are afforded some residency qualifications, excep- 
tions, and protections due to their unique circum- 
stances. 

(1) An individual shall not lose his or her resi- 
dent status solely by reason of his/her service 
or parent's service in the Armed Forces out- 
side this state, [s. 1009.21(7), FS] 

(2) Active duty members of the Armed Services 
of the United States residing or stationed in 
Florida (and spouse/dependent children) and 
active duty members of the Florida National 
Guard who qualify under 250.10(7) and (8) 
shall be classified as residents, [s. 
1009.21(10)(a), FS] 

(3) Military personnel not stationed in Florida 
whose home of record or state of legal resi- 
dence certificate, DD Form 2058, is Florida 
(and spouse/dependent children), [s. 
1009.21(10)(a), FS] 

(4) Active duty members of the Armed Services 
of the United States and their spouses/depen- 
dent children attending a public community 
college or university within 50 miles of the 
military establishment where they are sta- 
tioned, if such military establishment is within 
a county contiguous to Florida, shall be clas- 
sified as residents, [s. 1 009.2 l(10)(b), FS] 

c) Additionally, statute provides some exceptions for 
civilian persormel affiliated with Department of 
Defense Schools, Canadian military personnel, 
and liaison officers from a foreign nation's mili- 
tary. 

(1) United States citizens living outside the 
United States who are teaching at a Depart- 
ment of Defense Dependent School or in an 
American International School and who en- 
roll in a graduate level education program 
which leads to a Florida teaching certificate 
shall be classified as residents. 

(2) Active duty members of the Canadian mili- 
tary residing or stationed in this state under 
the North American Air Defense (NORAD) 
agreement, and their spouses and dependent 

' children, attending a public community col- 
lege or university within 50 miles of the mili- 
tary establishment where they are stationed, 
shall be classified as residents. 

(3) Active duty members of a foreign nation's 
^ military who are serving as liaison officers 



18 



and are residing or stationed in this state, and 
their spouses and dependent children, attend- 
ing a community college or state university 
within 50 miles of the military establishment 
where the foreign liaison officer is stationed, 
shall be classified as residents. 



College Rights 

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





Charlotte Campus students Christy Clark, Walton Wood and Stephen Kaznak portray a scene from Delta Psi 
Omega s production of the 1930s-style melodrama "Pure as the Driven Snow. " 



19 



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 reg- 
istration dates such as late registration, add/drop period, 
refiand 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, arfd read- 
ing courses. (Please see Assessment Services, page 55, 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 
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 
fi-om 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 gradu- 
ation 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 

The final examination schedule is published online at 
WMTw.edison.edu. It is the student's responsibility to know 
when and where the final examination is scheduled. 

I.D. Cards 

AH 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. In- 
formation on when and where photographs are taken is 
posted on each campus. 



20 



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- 
fiindable $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 be- 
yond 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. 

Multiple Attempt Course Surcharge 

Florida Statute requires that any student enrolled more 
than two times in the same state-funded undergraduate 
course, including college preparatory courses, be assessed 
an additional fee per credit hour. Students are assessed the 
additional fee on the third and subsequent attempt. Any 
coursework taken prior to the Fall 1 997 semester does not 
count as an attempt when determining course attempts. Only 
coursework repeated at Edison count in attempts. Transfer 
coursework does not count in the repeat calculation. 

Florida Statute also provides a one-time exception to 
the surcharge based on extenuating circumstances or finan- 
cial hardship. (Please see Petitions, page 32, for more in- 
formation.) 

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 32, 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 fiall 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 obligations. 

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 Classiflcations 

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 
fewer 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 Number (PIN), 
which is initially 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. 

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 




21 



procedures. (Please see Petitions, page 32, for more infor- 
mation.) 

Students who officially withdraw from a course or 
courses before the withdrawal deadline receive a grade 
ofh"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 impact of a with- 
drawal 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. 




Students from 77 countries attend classes at Edison, where cultural diversity enriches the learning experience for all. 
Those gathered above attend the Collier Campus in Naples. 



11 



DEGREE ACCELERATION PROGRAMS 



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

I. ACCELERATED PROGRAMS FOR HIGH 
SCHOOL STUDENTS: 

A. Dual Enrollment: 

Dual eru-oUment 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 
must have a minimum unweighted high school 
GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (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 deter- 
mined through achievement of the State minimum 
cutoff scores on the appropriate sections of the 
FCELPT, or appropriate ACT-E or SAT-R scores. 
(Please see Assessment Services, page 55, 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 1 8, 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 on the College campus while still 
enrolled in high school. Dual enrollment students 
receive both high school and college credit. Col- 
lege 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 Ser- 
vices, page 55, 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 
students 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 deter- 
mined through achievement of the State minimum 
cutoff scores on the appropriate sections of the 
FCELPT, or appropriate ACT-E or SAT-R scores. 
(Please see Assessment Services, page 55, 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. 




23 



II. ADVANCED PLACEMENT 

Edison 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 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 with- 
out notice. AP credit is not granted if the student has already earned credit for the course. 

AP Examination Score of 3 Score of 4 Score of 5 
Course Course Course 

Art History ARH 1000 ARH 1050, 1051 ARH 1050, 1051 

Biology BSC 1005/1005L BSC 1005/1005L BSC 1010/lOlOL and 

1011/lOllL 

Calculus AB MAC 2311 MAC 2311 MAC 2311 

Calculus BC MAC 2311 MAC 2311, 2312 .....MAC 2311, 2312 

Chemistry CHM 2020/2020L CHM 2045/2045L CHM 2045/2045L and 

2046/2046L 

Computer Science A COS 1075 COS 1075 COS 1075 

Computer Science AB COS 1076 COS 1076 COS 1076 

Economics I ECO 2013...* ECO 2013 ECO 2013 

Economics II ECO 2023 ECO 2023 ECO 2023 

English Language and 

Composition ENC 1101 ENC 1101, 1102 ENC 1101, 1102 

English Literature and 

Composition ENC 1101 ENC 1101, 1102 or ENC 1101, 1102 or 

LIT 1005 LIT 1005 

Environmental Science ISC 1051/1051L ISC 1051/1051L ISC 1051/1051L 

European History EUH 1000 EUH 1000, 1001 EUH 1000, 1001 

French FRE 2200 FRE 2200, 2201 FRE 2200, 2201 

German GER 2200 GER 2200, 2201 GER 2200, 2201 

Government and Politics: 

Comparative ...CPO 2002 CPO 2002 CPO 2002 

Government and Politics: 

United States POS 2041 POS 2041 POS 2041 

Human Geography GEO 2400 GEO 2400 GEO 2400 

Music Theory MUT 1001 MUT 1001 MUT 1001 

If composite score If composite score If composite score 

is 3 or higher is 3 or higher is 3 or higher 

MUT nil, 1241 MUT 1111, 1241 MUT 1111, 1241 

If both aural and If both aural and If both aural and 

nonaural sub scores nonaural sub scores nonaural sub scores 

are 3 or higher are 3 or higher are 3 or higher 

Physics B PHY 1053/1053L PHY 1053/1053L and PHY 1053/1053L and 

1054/1054L 1054/1054L 

Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism PHY 1054/1 054L PHY 2049/2049L PHY 2049/2049L 

Physics C: Mechanics PHY 1053/1053L PHY 2048/2048L PHY 2048/2048L 

Psychology PSY 2012 PSY 2012 PSY 2012 

Spanish SPN 2200 SPN 2200, 2201 SPN 2200, 2201 

Statistics STA2023 STA2023 '.. STA 2023 

Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio ART 1300C ART 1300C ART 1300C 

Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio ART 1201C ART 1201C ART 1201C 

Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio ART 1203C ART 1203C ART 1203C 

United States History AMH 2010 AMH 2010, 2020 AMH 2010, 2020 

World History WOH 1023 WOH 1023 .:.... WOH 1023 



24 



III. COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) 

Edison College participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offered by the Educational Testing 
Service (ETS) to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for students to proceed with their education. Students must 
submit to the Office of the Registrar an official transcript from the Educational Testing Service for scores to be consid- 
ered. Edison College awards college credit for qualifying CLEP examination scores based on standards recommended 
by the Florida Department of Education and the Articulation Coordinating Committee. Acceptance of CLEP tests and 
scores is subject to change without notice. CLEP credit is not granted if the student has already earned credit for the 
course. The Nursing Program at Edison 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 2011 

COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE 

American Literature 50 AML 2000 

American Literature 55 AML 2010, 2020 

English Composition with essay 50 ENC 1101 

English Literature 50 ENL 2000 

English Literature 55 ENL 2012, 2022 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

French Language 50 FRE 1120 

French Language 52 FRE 1120, 1121 

German Language 50 GER 1120 

German Language 63 GER 1120, 1121 

Spanish Language 50 SPN 1120 

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 II 55 AMH 2020 

Human Growth & Development 63 DEP 2004 

Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 EDP 2002 

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 Civilization II 56 EUH 1001 

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 

Biology 50 .BSC 1005 

Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 MAC 2233 

Chemistry 50 CHM 2020 

College Algebra 50 ; MAC 1105 

College Algebra-Trigonometry 50 MAC 1147 

Mathematics 50 MGF 1107 

Trigonometry 50 MAC 1 1 14 




25 



IV. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROGRAM 

Edison College accepts the International Baccalaureate (IB) offered by the International Baccalaureate Organiza- 
tion to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for high school students to proceed with their education. Students 
must submit to the Office of the Registrar an official transcript from the International Baccalaureate Organization for 
scores to be considered. Edison College awards college credit for IB examination scores based on standards recom- 
mended 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 1005/1005L 


BSC 1005/I005L, lOlO/IOlOL 


BSC 1005/1005L, 1010/lOlOL 


Chemistry 


CHM 2020/2020L 


CHM 2020/2020L, 2045/2045L 


CHM 2020/2020L, 2045/2045L 


Computer Science 


CGS 1078 


CGS 1078, CGS Elective 


CGS 1078, CGS Elective 


Design Engineering 


ETI 1410 


* ETI 1410, ETI Elective 


ETI 1410, ETI Elective 


Economics 


ECO 2000 


ECO 2013, 2023 


ECO 2013, 2023 


English A 1 


ENC 1101 


ENC 1101, 1102 


ENC 1101,1102 


Environmental Studies 


ISC 1050/1050L 


ISC 1050/1050L 


BSC 1050/1050L 


French B 


FRE 1121 


FRE 1121,2200 


FRE 1121,2200 


Further Mathematics 


MHF 1202 


MHF 1202, 1209 


MHF 1202, 1209 


Geography 


GEA 2000 


GEO 2200, 2400 


GEO 2200, 2400 


German B 


GER1I21 


GER 1121, 2200 


GER 1121,2200 


History 


WOH 1030 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


Math Methods 


MAC 1105 


MAC 1105, 1140 


MAC 1140,2233 


Math Studies 


MAT 1033 


MAT1033, MGF 1106 


MAT 1033, MGF 1106 


Mathematics 


MAC 1147 


MAC 1147,2233 


MAC 2233, 2311 


Music 


MULIOIO 


MULIOIO, MUT 1001 


MULIOIO, MUT 1001 


Philosophy 


PHI 2010 


PHI 2010, PHI Elective 


PHI 2010, PHI Elective 


Physics 


PHY 1 020/1 020L 


PHY 1020/1020L, 1009/I009L 


PHY 1053/1053L, 1054/1054L 


Psychology 


PSY2012 


PSY 2012, PS Y 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 


SPN 1121 


SPN 1121,2200 


SPN 1121,2200 


Theatre Arts 


THE 1020 


THE 1020, THE Elective 


THE 1020, THE Elective 


Visual Arts 


ART Elective 


ART Elective (2) 


ART Elective (2) 



26 



V. SERVICEMEMBER'S OPPORTUNITY 
COLLEGE 

The American Association of Community Col- 
leges has designated Edison College as a Service- 
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 ac- 
tive-duty service members, the National Guard, re- 
serves, new recruits and veterans: 

Credit may be earned through the College Level 
Examination Program (Please see CLEP page 25 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 
documentation as determined by Edison. (Please see 
Credit from Military Service Schools below for more 
information) 

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 Specialty (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 discrefion 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 CREDIT BASED ON ACE 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

The American Council on Education (ACE) Cor- 
porate Programs recommends academic credit for col- 
lege-level examinations and training courses offered 
by business and industry, labor unions, associations, 
and government agencies. Edison College recognizes 
the recommendations of ACE as shown on the follow- 
ing pages. In order to receive credit, the Edison Col- 
lege Office of the Registrar must receive official docu- 
mentation of successful completion of the training, or 
examination scores, either from an ACE transcript or 
score report, or from the sponsoring organization. 
Documentation must be sent from ACE or the spon- 
soring organization directly to Edison College Office 
of the Registrar, RO. Box 60210, Fort Myers, FL 
33906. Credit will not be awarded if it duplicates credit 
already posted to a student's transcript. 

ACE program evaluations are published in the 
National Guide to Education Credit for Training Pro- 
grams and the Guide to Educational Credit by Exami- 
nation, which are distributed annually to college reg- 
istrars and admissions officers throughout the United 
States. Academic divisions within the College may 
make a determination, on a case-by-case basis, of credit 
awards for training programs or examinations not listed 
below, but contained in one of the ACE publications. 
If a determination is made to grant a credit award, the 
Academic Dean will notify the Office of the Registrar 
accordingly. 




27 



Recognized Examinations (must achieve passing score) 


Title of Examination 


Sponsoring 


Effective 


Passing 


Edison College 


Number 




Organization 


Dates 


Score 


Course 
Equivalent 


of 

Credits 

Awarded 


Certified Professional 


International 


November 


Pass 


BUL224I 


3 


Secretary Part 1: Finance and 


Association of 


1994 to 




Business Law I 


3 


Business Law 


Administrative 


Present 




ECO 2013 






Professionals 






Economics I 
ACG 1001 
Financial 
Accounting I 


3 


Certified Professional 


International 


November 


Pass 


CGS 1000 


3 


Secretary Part II: Office 


Association of 


1994 to 




Computer 




Systems and Administration 


Administrative 
Professionals 


Present 




Literacy 

CGS 1100 

Microcomputer 

Skills 

OST 2335 

Business 

Communications 

OST 1140 

Computer 

Keyboarding 


3 
3 
1 


Certified Professional 


International 


November 


Pass 


MAN 2021 


3 


Secretary Part III: 


Association of 


1994 to 




Management 




Management 


Administrative 
Professionals 


Present 




Principles 

MAN 2241 

Organizational 

Behavior 

MNA2300 

Personnel 

Administration 


3 
3 


Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


CIS 2321 Data 


3 


Specialist Certification: 


Group 


2000 to 




Systems and 




Database Development and 


International 


Present 




Management 




Database Administration 












Cluster 












Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


CDA 2500 


3 


Specialist Certification: 


Group 


2000 to 




Networking II 




Network Design and 


International 


Present 








Network Administration 












Cluster 












Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


COP 1000 


3 


Specialist Certification: 


Group 


2000 to 




Introduction to 




Programming/Software 


International 


Present 




Computer 




Engineering Development 








Programming 




and Implementation Cluster 








with Visual Basic 




Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


CGS 2260 - 


3 


Specialist Certification: 


Group 


2000 to 




Computer 




Technical Support 


International 


Present 




Hardware and 




Administration/Maintenance 








Software 




and Installations/Upgrades 








Maintenance 




Cluster 













28 



Recognized Examinations (must achieve passing score) 


Title of Examination 


Sponsoring 


Effective 


Passing 


Edison College 


Number 




Organization 


Dates 


Score 


Course 
Equivalent 


of 
Credits 


Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


COP 1822- 


3 


Specialist Certification: Web 


Group 


2000 to 




Intemet 




Development and 


International 


Present 




Programming 




Administration Cluster 












Associate Computing 


Institute for 


May 1990 


70% 


CGS 1000 


3 


Professional and Certified 


Certification of 


to 




Computer 




Computing Professional, 


Computer 


December 




Literacy 


3 


Core Examination 


Professionals 


2001 




GEB 1011 
Introduction to 
Business 
CIS 2321 Data 
Systems and 
Management 
MAN 2021 
Management 
Principles 
CGS 2541 
Advanced 
Database 
Computing 


3 
3 
3 


Associate Computing 


Institute for 


January 


70% 


CGS 1100 


2 


Professional and Certified 


Certification of 


1994 to 




Microcomputer 




Computing Professional, 


Computer 


December 




Applications 


2 


Micro computing and 


Professionals 


2001 




CDA 1005 




Networks Exam 








Networking 
Essentials 




Associate Computing 


Institute for 


May 1990 


70% 


COP 1000 


2 


Professional and Certified 


Certification of 


to 




Introduction to 




Computing Professional, 


Computer 


December 




Computer 




Procedural Programming 


Professionals 


2001 




Programming 




Exam 








with Visual Basic 




Associate Computing 


Institute for 


January 


70% 


COP 1224 


3 


Professional and Certified 


Certification of 


1994 to 




Programming 




Computing Professional, 


Computer 


December 




with C++ 




Languages Exam - C++ 


Professionals 


2001 










29 



MI. 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 learn- 
ing acquired through experience. Students may be 
awarded college credit for courses in the area of busi- 
ness administration, which are listed below. 

GST 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, 
students must be degree-seeking at Edison Col- 
lege, or plan to transfer the credit to a degf ee pro- 
gram offered through the Edison University Cen- 
ter. 

Students must have earned a minimum of 1 8 col- 
lege credits from a regionally-accredited college 
or university before submitting a portfolio for 
evaluation. 

Before submitting a portfolio for evaluation, stu- 
dents must complete SLS 1320 Exploring Learn- 
ing 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 assess- 
ment fee does not guarantee that credit will be 
awarded for the portfolio. Financial aid does not 
cover the portfolio assessment fee. 
Portfolio credit is only awarded for those courses 
identified as being eligible for portfolio credit. The 
portfolio 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. Af- 
ter this deadline, the student may pay the assess- 
ment fee again and have an additional 1 80 days to 
submit the portfolio, with permission of the ad- 
vising specialist. This fee may be waived with 
permission of the Academic Dean if the student 
provides documentation of mitigating circum- 
stances that prevented completion of the portfo- 
lio. A student may not exceed a total of 360 days 
to submit a portfolio for a specified course. 

• Once a completed portfolio is received by a fac- 
ulty 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 ap- 
pealed only for the following reasons: 

1. The faculty member failed to follow estab- 
lished policies and procedures concerning the 
portfolio evaluation. 

2. The faculty member failed to evaluate the 
portfolio 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 demon- 
strate that one of the above conditions existed. Appeals 
must be submitted to the appropriate Academic Dean 
within 30 days of notification of denial of credit. The 
Academic Dean must notify the student within 30 days 
of the outcome of the appeal. The decision of the Dean 
is final. 

• A minimum of 1 5 credits must be earned through 
courses at Edison College before credit earned 
from portfolio is posted to the Edison College tran- 
script. 

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



30 



L 



STUDENT RECORDS 



Edison College respects each student's right to privacy 
and releases, provides access to, and maintains 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 College has designated the District 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 without 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: 



2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



9. 

10. 

11. 



Student's name. 

Student's local address and telephone number. 

Student's permanent address and telephone number. 

Current term hours enrolled. 

Major. 

Date(s) of enrollment. 

Degree(s) and honors earned and dates. 

Participation in officially recognized activities or 

sports. 

Date of birth. 

Previous colleges attended. 

Student e-mail address. 



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 re- 
leased without the written consent of the student." 

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, fiill-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 refiind 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. 



31 



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 educatios 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 re- 
quest 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 collection agent), a person serving on the Dis- 
trict Board of Trustees, or a student serving on an offi- 



32 



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, 

- Admissions eligibility to an Edison College 
Baccalaureate Program 

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

- Readmission from Academic Suspension/Dismissal, 

- Exception 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- 
demic dean or the Campus President made the -original de- 



i 



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 invalidate the 
court order or subpoena, and provide Edison with copies 
of the relevant legal documents. All releases of student in- 
formation are made in compliance with state and federal 
regulations. 

Student Holds 

Holds are placed on a student's account, records, 
transcript, grades, diploma, or registration if the stu- 
dent does not fulflU all flnancial or other obligations to 
the college. Satisfaction of the obligation is required 
prior to the release of the hold by the appropriate col- 
lege office. 

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. Documentation : 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 institu- 
tion. 

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 twenty-one 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 substitution provided, the substitu- 
tions identified as available for each documented dis- 
ability and the number of requests that were denied. 

Transcripts 

Students needing an official Edison transcript should 
submit a completed Transcript Request Form to the Office 
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 
identification 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). 




33 



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 campus 
Cashier Office, by debit/credit card via the college's web 
registration system or on the internet. The college reserves 
the right to drop a class, or classes, from a student's regis- 
tration if fees are not paid in full by the payment due date. 

Students who withdraw from classes and received finan- 
cial 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-reftmdable fee to apply to 

Edison College 

U.S. Citizen $20.00 

Non-U.S. Citizen 50.00 

Application Fees for Limited Access 

Programs 

Cardiovascular Technology $15.00 

Dental Hygiene $15.00 

EMS/Paramedic $15.00 

Nursing $15.00 

Radiologic Technology $15.00 

Respiratory Care $15.00 



Tuition 

(Including Audit) 



Florida Non- 

Resident Resident 

Per Credit Per Credit 

HourHour 

Credit Programs' $ 70.69 $265.46 

Multiple Attempt Charge ... $265.46 S265.46 

Postsecondary Adult 

Vocational Programs $ 56.11 $221.11 

Continuing Workforce 

Education Programs $107.00 $107.00 

Tuition B.A.S. Degree $ 77.70 $449.24 

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. 

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



Student Access / ID Card $10.00 

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

Nursing Comprehensive Testing Package: 

Nursing Testing Fees: 

Nursing Comprehensive Testing Package ...$280.00 
Basic Students Per Semester $70.00 

Advanced Placement Students: 

First Semester $140.00 

Last Two Semesters $70.00 

A&P Challenge Tests $20.00 

Nursing Mobility Challenge Test$55.00 

Insurance Fees 

Below is a list of armual insurance fees that are charged 
to students enrolled in health technology programs that re- 
quire clinic liability insurance. 

Cardiovascular Technology $32.50 

Dental Hygiene '. $26.50 

EMT-Basic Certificate Program $32.50 

Nursing $26.50 

Paramedic Certificate Program $32.50 

Radiologic Technology $26.50 

Respiratory Care$26.50 

Other Fees and Charges 

Dental Clinic Fee $15.00 

EPI Challenge Fee $35.00 

Late Registration Fee $25.00 

Lost Library Materials $42.00 

Parking Fine $10.00 

Parking Fine: Handicapped $25.00 

Short-term Loan Application Fee 
(non-refundable)$ 15.00 

Test Administration Fees 

CLAST: (College Level Academic Skills 

Test): Retakes $20.00 

CLAST: Other Institutions $25.00 

CLEP (College Level Examination 

Program) $12.00 

DANTES (Def Activity for Non-Traditional 

Educ. Support $10.00 

FCELPT (FL College Entry Level Placement 

Test) $10.00 

FCELPT: Other Institutions $15.00 

Correspondence Test Proctoring (per test) .. $25.00 



34 



Student Financial Information/Financial Aid 



I 



The staff of the Office of Student Financial Aid pro- 
vides financial assistance to qualified students to attend 
Edison. They administer the Federal grants (PELL and 
FSEOG) , Work Study Program for student employment, 
scholarships and loans. Application for all types of student 
financial assistance is made by filing the Free Application 
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year at 
www.fafsa.ed.gov. Informational brochures and materials 
are available at all Financial Aid Offices at Edison loca- 
tions, or at www.edison.edu. Students may login to the 
Edison Portal at www.edison.edu and click on the Student 
Services tab for information on their financial aid status. 

Financial Information 

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

— Veterans who are eligible to receive monthly educa- 
tional benefits should be prepared to meet ALL 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 

A variety of financial resources are available to assist 
those who need assistance to attend college. Assistance is 
awarded to degree-seeking students enrolled for six (6) or 
more credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters as a degree- 
seeking student on the basis of financial need, scholastic 
achievement, and character. Limited funds are available to 
qualified students for the Summer semester. FAFSA appli- 
cations for assistance received after May 1, 2006, 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 Stan- 
dards 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 College Short-Term Loan Fund: The Col- 
lege makes short-term loans available to students who need 
temporary assistance paying their tuition. Applications are 
available at the Cashier's Office. A small service fee will 
be charged and the loan balance is due on a set date, prior 
to the end of the term. 

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

Grants 

All students must complete an annual FAFSA (Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov 
to establish qualificadon 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 ftinds 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 

Recipients of federal financial aid funds that withdraw 
from classes prior to completion of 60 percent of the term 
will be required to repay a portion of funds received as 
defined by the federal regulations. The Financial Aid Of- 
fice will distribute specific infomiation with financial aid 
awards. 




35 



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 College 
are applied uniformly to all financial aid programs admin- 
istered by the college, except those programs whose eligi- 
bility requirements are restricted to institutional funds or 
outside donor restrictions. Some scholarship programs carry 
their own academic standards for renewal of eligibility. 

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 1 50 percent of the published length 
of the program. 

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

Withdrawals from any course(s) will be counted in the 
total hours attempted and may result in failure to meet the 
standards of progress. Students must follow the official 
withdrawal procedures established by the college. Students 
may owe a refund to the federal program as a result of a 
withdrawal from a course. Students should contact the 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 fi-om financial aid as- 
sistance, the student must attend a semester without finan- 
cial aid and earn a minimum of six (6) credits with a se- 
mester 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. Whether the de- 
gree is accepted or recognized by Edison College does not 
matter. 

Student Fees 

Student fees are payable by the date shown on the 
schedule receipt. Financial aid recipients may have their 
fees covered by approved financial aid fiinds. The student's 
financial aid award process must be finalized to have tu- 
ition covered by this process. Financial aid recipients that 
receive funds that exceed the charges to their student ac- 
count will receive a refund check which is mailed to the 
address on file with the College Records Office. 

Class Attendance 

Financial aid recipients must attend all classes they 
are registered for to receive a financial aid award. Failure 
to demonstrate attendance in classes will result in a reduc- 
tion or cancellation of financial aid funds. 

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 reftind 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 fiinds. 



36 



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. 

Veterans Educational Benefits 

The Financial Aid Office, Lee County Campus, serves 
as the Veterans Affairs Office for Edison 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 Specialist 
for certification of enrollment. Submit additional forms 
if requested for certification to the Veterans Specialist. 

— Contact the Veterans Specialist when you register for 
classes each semester, change your course schedule, 
change your degree program have a change of address. 

— Contact the Veterans Affairs Office with your sched- 
ule receipt as soon as possible before the beginning of 
the each term to avoid a delay in receiving benefits. 

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 College before 
transferring. The Veterans Administration (VA) must be 
notified of any credits accepted by the College. The 
student's certification for benefits will not be processed by 
the VA office until the transcript(s) is received and 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 Tuition 

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 no- 
tify the Veterans Affairs Office immediately. Such a change 
could result in an incorrect payment fi-om the VA. With- 
drawals and grades of "W" are retroactive to the beginning 
of the term, and the VA does not pay for courses in which 
the student receives a grade of "W". 

Standards of Progress for Veteran Educa- 
tional 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 still has less than a 2.0 GPA, the vet- 
eran benefits will be terminated by the VA. 




A climate of academic excellence characterizes 
Edison College. 



37 



Scholarships 



Edison 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 College. The Founda- 
tion accepts gifts in support of the activities directly re- 
lated to the mission of Edison College, including cash, prop- 
erty, securities, bequests, trusts, and other life income ar- 
rangements. 

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. Because 
of Foundation donors, hundreds of lives have been changed 
through education. Donor gifts provide scholarships to stu- 
dents 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 equip- 
ment and to provide for updated learning resourt;es and 
instructional technology. The Foundation is guided by a 40 
-member Board of Directors, composed of business and 
community leaders who are vitally interested in higher edu- 
cation in Southwest Florida. District offices for the Foun- 
dation are located in Building I, Room 209 of the Lee Cam- 
pus. 

Institutional Scholarships 

Edison College offers a variety of institutional schol- 
arships to students based on academic status and/or finan- 
cial need. Students may apply through the appropriate pro- 
gram or directly to a Financial Aid Office on each campus. 



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 Campus Financial Aid Office. Funds must be 
received prior to the beginning of a semester to allow a 
student to charge institutional expenses. 

Scholarship Search Information 

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

The Lee Campus 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. 



Program 

Activity Scholarships 

Activity Scholarships 
Varying Amounts 



Eligibility Information 

Students who participate or show potential 
in the areas of art, music, or Student Gov- 
ernment. The award is renewable with sat- 
isfactory academic progress. 



Application Information 

File the FAFSA. Art students must also sub- 
mit a portfolio to the department chairper- 
son. Music and drama students must audi- 
tion for the appropriate department chair- 
person. Students in Student Government 
must be recommended by the appropriate 
Edison advisor 



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 al'e 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. 



38 



Activity Scholarships 



Eligibility Information 



Application Information 



Child Care Scholarships 
$500-51500 



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 ap- 
plication 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 College website, www.edisoo.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 Ap- 
plication for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible to 
receive institutional scholarship funds. 

Endowed scholarships are provided by the Edison Col- 
lege Foundation, Inc. Tuition and book scholarships are 
awarded to several hundred students each year from en- 
dowments established by community residents. The fol- 
lowing 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 

Deep Creek Lions Club Scholarship 

Fannie Koontz Henry Scholarship 

Fawcett Memorial Medical Staff Scholarship 

Jennifer Griffin Scholarship 

Helphenstine Family Scholarship 

McQueen Family Scholarship 

James Moore Scholarship 

Omni Waste 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 

Helping Collier Students First 

Holland and Mary Jeanne Salley Scholarship 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 



Criminal Justice: 

Nancy A. Jerz Scholarship in Public Service 

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

Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry Scholarship 
Disabled Students: 

Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Scholarship 
Disadvantaged Students: 

Peter D. and Eleanore A. Kleist Scholarship 
Drama: 

Robert and Juliette Brand Scholarship 
Electronics: 

Joseph S. Borek Scholarship 
EMT/EMS: 

Andrew Ryan Bess Memorial Scholarship 

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 

Gordon and Virginia Harbuck Scholarship 

James and Eleanor Newton Scholarship 

Evelyn Rose Silverman Hispanic Honors 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 



39 



Math: 

Joyce and Emory Rogaski Scholarship 

Margaret R. Cran Scholarship 

Ray L. Williams Scholarship 
Music: 

Eleanor Morgan Scholarship 

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. Wamock, MD Scholarship * 

Jennifer Griffin Scholarship 

Joann Evans Scholarship 

Joseph Leto Scholarship 

Sally Poppen Marasco Scholarship 

Joseph Moskal Scholarship 

Joyce and Emory Rogaski Scholarship 

Community Health Association Scholarship 

Lillian A. Medhurst Scholarship 

Marion D. Burgess Scholarship 

Paula G. Walker Scholarship 

Punta Gorda Rotary Scholarship 

Richard Orrin Hilliker, III Memorial Scholarship 

Rossie Evans Alderman Scholarship 
Occupational/Technical Programs: 

Marie L. Bruel Scholarship 
Outstanding Sophomores: 

Maurice and Jean Plummer Scholarship 
Paralegal Studies: 

Paralegal Studies Scholarship 
Project Hope: 

Betty Gardiner Scholarship 

Dorothy Harris Scholarship 
Protective Services, Collier County: 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 
Radiologic Technology: 

The Bireley Family Foundation Scholarship 

Ward A. Shaver Scholarship 
Respiratory Care: 

Anna Kontinos Scholarship 

Laurel Dawn McNew Scholarship 
Returning Students: 

Estate Planning Council of SW Florida 

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 
Uru-estricted: 

AAUW Scholarship 

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 

Fort Myers Rotary, South - Scholarship 

John Evans Memorial Scholarship 

William R. Frizzell 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 

Mary Gerrish Scholarship 

Mayson Robbins Scholarship 

Michael Griffith, Valerie Griffith-Holmes, 
Jack Holmes Scholarship 

Minnesota Twins Scholarship 

Music on Pine Island Scholarship 

Pat Hammond Memorial Scholarship 

Pop and Marj Kelly Scholarship 

Red Cattle Scholarship 

Rene Sichere Scholarship 

Robert Sneckenberger Scholarship 

Rose Kosches Scholarship 

Sarah Barden 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 



40 



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 1101 (English Composi- 
tion 1), 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 fi-om classroom to respond to a call should be made 
with a minimum of disturbance. 

CHILDREN OR FAMILY MEMBERS IN 
THE CLASSROOM (VISITORS) 

Only currently enrolled students are authorized to be in 
classrooms, except for situations involving a disability. Chil- 
dren, spouses, or other relatives are not permitted, except with 
permission of the Dean. Complaints regarding classroom dis- 
ruption should be reported to the Dean's office. 

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 determina- 
tion of what constitutes excessive absence in any course 
rests with the professor conducting that course. Attendance 
requirements for a given course are to be found in the course 
syllabus. 



CLASS CANCELLATIONS 

Edison attempts to honor its commitment to provide 
the classes scheduled for a given term. However, at times, 
usually due to low enrollment, it may be necessary to 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 description 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 meeting. A copy is provided 
for the supervisor's file prior to the beginning of classes. 

COURSE WITHDRAWAL POLICY 

A student can withdraw without academic penalty from 
any course in a term by the mid-point of that term. 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 tumed in at the Registrar's Office. 

Students who officially withdraw from a class or 
classes any time prior to the date listed in the college cal- 
endar will receive a grade of "W". A student will be 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 12 or more credits 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 stu- 
dents to make up Incompletes. The Dean's List will be 
posted on each campus, and each student on this list will 



41 



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. Please note: Courses EXCLUDED 
include all COLLEGE PREFATORY, and course prefixes 
EAP, PEL, PEM, and PEN. 

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS 

Professors must be available to students outside of class 
to comply with both Florida Administration Code and 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' (SACS) re- 
quirements. 

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. j^dditional 
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. 

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 stu- 
dent who believes that an error was made in the assign- 
ment of their final grade must contact their professor, or 
the appropriate academic dean by the 28"^ calendar day af- 
ter the start of classes in the subsequent semester. For ex- 
ample, 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 and for- 
warded 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 
the third attempt, the student is not permitted to withdraw 
from the course and the grade assigned is the final grade 
for the course. 



42 



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 institu- 
tions. 

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 

During the semester professors will communicate di- 
rectly with those students who are doing unsatisfactory 
work. The responsibility for the academic evaluation of 
students and the assignment of final grades rests with the 
professor who has been assigned to teach that course. A 
student who believes that an error was made in the assign- 
ment of their final grade must contact their professor by 
the 28* calendar day after the start of the classes in the 
subsequent semester. That is, the student must request 
the review of a grade that was assigned in the Fall se- 
mester by the 28"" calendar day after the start of Spring 
classes. Students with unsatisfactory performance are en- 
couraged to meet with their professors or an Academic 
Advisor with a view toward improving their work. 

GRADE-POINT SYSTEM 

The following grade symbols and grade point weights 
are used at Edison College. 

A Excellent 4 points 

B Good 3 points 

C Average 2 points 

D Poor 1 point 

F Failure points 

1 Incomplete* points 

NR Not reported points 

S Satisfactory , 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 existing 
course in the Catalog. The course is designed by a profes- 
sor to fit the needs of an individual student. 

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

To begin the Honors Program Thesis/Research regis- 
tration process, students must complete the Honors Thesis/ 
Research Project form. This form is available on the Lee 
Campus in the Division of Arts and Sciences, L-102, and 
in the Honors Scholar Program office, L-137, and on the 
Charlotte and Collier Campuses in the Counselors' offices. 
Once this form is properly documented, submitted, and 
approved by the Campus Dean, the student may register 
for the course. 

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

INCOMPLETE GRADE 

A grade of "I" is given only when the student has suc- 
cessfully completed most of the course in question and, in 
the judgment of the professor, is able to make up any defi- 
cit within the assigned time frame. A student who receives 
an "I" must make up the deficiency and have the change of 
grade recorded in the Office of the Registrar no later than 
last day to remove incomplete grades as 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 stu- 
dent 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"'I" 
to be changed. The professor should provide a copy of the 
student's grades to date, and describe the student's remain- 
ing work and final grade. 

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



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 Dean. 
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 dis- 
ability, or unique work schedule (attach documentation). 

(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 
at the Dean's office, or at Edison's webpage 
www.edison.edu . Click on the Executive Administration 
link on the left, then click on the Office of Academic Af- 
fairs link. Click on one of the links next to Individualized 
Study Request to download the form. The Individualized 
Study form must be completed and submitted to the Dean 
prior to the end of the drop/add period for the given semes- 
ter. 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, CDs and DVDs, 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 col- 
leges and cooperafive libraries. 

Learning Resources Cards: 

Students eligible for borrowing privileges must obtain 
an Edison student ID card and present the card for all li- 
brary transactions. The ID card is encoded with a library 
user code for checkout and database access and serves as 



43 




the student's print and photocopy cost recovery card. Com- 
munity users will be issued a standard library card with 
barcode ID. 

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. 

Fees for Edison materials or interlibrary materi- 
als lost but subsequently found, are refunded at the 
discretion of the Edison LR or the lending library. 

Exceptions and special considerations may be 
made (at the discretion of the Director of Learning Re- 
sources) 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. 

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: Students must take 1 2 credits or more dur- 
ing any semester session (6 credits or more during a 
mini-session) to be considered full-time students. 

B. Part-Time: Students who enroll in less than the ftill- 
time minimums are considered part-time. 

C. Credit: Students who enroll for college credit in a cur- 
rent session will be considered Credit Students. 

D. Audit: Students, who enroll for no credit, that is, stu- 
dents who audit a course normally offered for credit, 
will be considered Audit Students. 

E. Non-Credit (Continuing Education): Students who 



enroll in Continuing Education courses, which are not 
offered for college credit, will be considered Non- 
Credit Students. 

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 in- 
formation regarding instructional practices and procedures. 
Among relevant kinds of information is the student's opin- 
ion regarding classes he/she is taking. Student Review of 
Instruction and Course Evaluation forms are distributed af- 
ter mid-term examinations (VPAA002). The professor ar- 
ranges 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 eru-olled 
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 fiill-time faculty, as prescribed in the 
Collective Negotiations Agreement, and every semester for 
adjunct faculty. 

STUDENT SURVEYS 

Edison College will periodically distribute surveys to 
students in order to obtain information useful in evaluating 
education programs, student services and many other as- 
pects of the College and its mission. These surveys may be 
sent by mail, administered over the phone or administered 
in the classroom. They may be administered to a cross- 
section of students, to graduates of particular programs or 
to students enrolled for a short time. Results of student sur- 
veys are shared with administrators, faculty, the Board of 
Trustees and with students. Findings are reported in the 
aggregate, without identifying any particular student. The 
information is used to identify ways to improve programs 
and services, and to plan future activities. Student partici- 



44 



pation in surveys ensures that the information gathered pro- 
vides an accurate basis for decision-making. 

TEXTBOOK SELECTION PROCESS 

Uniform textbook adoption, in courses which consist 
of multiple sections in multiple locations, is strongly rec- 
ommended. To ensure that students pursue sequential 
courses with the prerequisite knowledge, and to ensure uni- 
formity of course delivery, Edison has identified a process 
which seeks to provide for faculty input in classroom ma- 
terials 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 ma- 
terial adoption should be retained in the supervisor's of- 
fice. 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. 




Edison student Johnny Ortega kisses a pot-bellied pig to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society 's Relay for Life. 

45 




Honors Scholar Program 



Edison College offers qualified students with high abil- 
ity and motivation an enriched, challenging program of 
study through the Honors Scholar Program (HSP). Partici- 
pation 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 tradi- 
tional classes, but instead offer innovative approaches to 
learning which focus on the individual student. Honors 
classes may, depending on the course, involve problem 
solving, student projects, or a student seminar approach to 
learning. Synergy results when the best and brightest are 
assembled together to inspire each other to think in unique, 
novel ways. Faculty are selected for their expertise and in- 
terest 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. 



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 
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 portfolio of art, music, 
or dance. 

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



A minimum of 1 8 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 43. Additional requirements not summa- 
rized here also apply. 

Honors Scholarships 

Edison College is eager to assist the highly motivated 
and achieving students who participate in the Honors 
Scholar Program. Based on availability, $900 performance- 
based scholarships are awarded in the Fall to full-time stu- 
dents who will graduate from the program. These scholar- 
ships are renewable each semester if certain criteria are met. 

How to Apply 

The program coordinator should receive completed 
applications prior to the term in which the student wishes 
to begin participation in the program. For flirther informa- 
tion or an application form, call the HSP Coordinator at 
(239)489-9332. 





Students at the Collier Campus enjoy a beautiful setting 
for classes, social interaction and library study. 



46 



Academic Support Programs 



I 



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 recog- 
nizes the ACT-E, SAT-R, and FCELPT tests for purposes 
of evaluation. The FCELPT is routinely given to entering 
students. 

Students must present scores on the above tests that 
have been earned within the two (2) years prior to admis- 
sion to Edison. Further testing on the FCELPT may be 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 
55 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 instruc- 
tion and subsequently enroll in college preparatory in- 
struction must successfully complete the required col- 
lege preparatory studies by the time they have success- 
fully accumulated 12 hours of college-level course work, 
or they must maintain continuous enrollment in college 
preparatory coursework each semester until the require- 
ments are completed while performing satisfactorily in 
the degree earning course work. Students cannot enroll 
for more than three (3) attempts in each course to complete 
college preparatory instruction. Students enrolled in a col- 
lege preparatory course who drop the course after the drop/ 
add period are considered to have utilized one of the three 
attempts allowed to complete that course. 

Students who must enroll in the same college prepara- 
tory course a third (3) time shall pay fees at 100 percent of 
the full cost of instruction. Students who withdraw or fail a 
class due to extenuating circumstances, or who have a fi- 
nancial hardship, may be granted an exception to the 100 
percent full cost of instruction. (Please see Petitions page 
32 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, or any courses that require communication skills 
beyond the skill level of the student. 

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

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

College preparatory reading instruction includes the 
recognifion 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, punctuation, 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) con- 
tact hours per semester. These contact hours are comprised 
of a combination of regular classroom lecture hours and 
open lab hours. The open lab hours are posted each semes- 
ter 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 En- 
glish, 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- 
nies seeking to improve incumbent worker skills - com- 



47 




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 con- 
tact the SAIL Program or Academic Support Programs if 
you have questions about this program. 

SOAR (Student Opportunities for Achieve- 
ment and Rewards) 

SOAR (Student Opportunities for Achievement and 
Rewards) is Edison College's student success program de- 
signed to help students become better learners. Students 
can visit with SOAR staff personally about goals or ob- 
stacles that relate to their academic progress. They may 
also attend one of the many free workshops that cover many 
areas of life management that pertain to academic success. 

A sampling of workshops that are regularly offered are 
Study Hints and Shortcuts, Improve Note Taking, Time 
Management-Life Management, Test-Taking and Test Anxi- 
ety and many more. SOAR also hosts employer forums 
and special orientations and campus tours. 

Career Exploration resources are also available at 
SOAR. Career and personality assessments are offered to 
help students select a major and learn more about careers. 
Another great service offered by SOAR is Edison JobNet, 
a career management tool for students. Students can view 
hundreds of job and career listings 24 hours a day. In addi- 
tion, if students wish, they can post their resumes to Edison 



JobNet. Their resumes can be viewed by employers who 
are registered with JobNet. 

The Single Parent Program is also located in the Stu- 
dent Success area with SOAR. It is a grant funded pro- 
gram that assists single parent students at Edison. Students 
must be enrolled in an Associate of Science or Certificate 
program at Edison College to be eligible for these services. 
Services may include scholarships, use of the textbook lend- 
ing library, and other resources that help students achieve 
academic success. 

Peer Tutoring 

The Edison College Peer Tutorial Program is commit- 
ted to providing students opportunities for academic 
achievement through personalized tutoring services. Its goal 
is to facilitate learning in a professional, yet relaxed envi- 
ronment. 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 students. Tutoring 
services are available on all three campuses. 

Programs for Students with Disabilities 

Edison College offers students with documented dis- 
abilities programs to equalize access to the educational pro- 
cess. The Coordinator for Students with Disabilities pro- 
vides support services in the provision of educational ac- 
commodations to self-identifying students. Documented 
students needing accommodations and modifications are 
provided appropriate direct services such as note taking, 
test proctoring, and scribing. 




District President Kenneth P. Walker (far right) welcomes scholarship donors Dk and Mrs. Richard Rush (center) and 
Edison College Foundation. Inc. Board Member Lynne Taylor (far left), along with SGA President Zuleidy Fernandez. 



48 



COLLEGE LEVEL 
ACADEMIC SKILLS TEST (CLAST) 



The State of Florida has developed a test of college- 
level communication and computation skills called the Col- 
lege Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST). CLAST is de- 
signed 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. 

b. 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. 

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



d. ACT-E 21 or above in English, or its equivalent 
on the original ACT, shall be exempt from the En- 
glish 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. 

2. Achieve a: 

a. 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale in ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102 or other equivalent college- 
level English course for a minimum of six (6) 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 


MAC 
1147 


MAC 

2311 


STA 

2023 


*Adds and subtracts rational numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


♦Multiplies and divides rational numbers 


X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


*Adds and subtracts rational numbers in decimal form 


X 








X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


'Multiplies and divides rational numbers in decimal form 


X 








X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


♦Calculates percent increase and percent decrease 






X 




X 




X 






♦Recognizes the meaning of exponents 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 






X 




X 


X 






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


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


♦Determines the order-relation between real numbers 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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








X 






X 


X 




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


X 












X 


X 




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


X 






X 


X 






^ 




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


X 






X 




X 




X 




♦Solves problems that involve the structure and logic of arithmetic 








X 


X 


X 


X 


X 





49 



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 mangles and their properties 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




•Identifies appropnate types of measurement of geometric objects 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




Infers formulas for measuring geometric figures 


X 




X 




X 






X 




Selects applicable formulas for computing measures of geometric figures 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




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


X 


X 


X 




X 




X 


X 




•Solves real-world problems involving the Pythagorean property 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




ALGEBRA SKILLS 


•Adds and subtracts real numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Multiplies and divides real numbers * 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 




X 




X 


X 


X 




•Solves linear equations and inequalities 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Finds particular values of a ftinction 


X 


X 




X 


X 




X 


X 




•Factors a quadratic expression 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Finds the roots of a quadratic equation 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Solves a system of two linear equations in two unknowns 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Uses properties of operations correctly 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




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


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Recognizes statements and conditions of proportionality and variation 


X 


X 




X 


X 




X 


X 




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


X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 




•Use applicable proper ties to select equivalent equations and inequalities 


X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Solves problems that involve the strucmre and logic of algebra 


X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


STATISTICS SKILLS, INCLUDING PROBABILITY 


•Identifies information contained in bar, line and circle graphs 




X 








X 




X 




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




X 








X 




X 




•Uses the fundamental counting principle 


X 


X 






X 


X 








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




X 








X 




X 




•Chooses the most appropriate 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-worid 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 

















50 



Communication Skills 

CLAST skills are required in these broad categories: 



READING 


ENC 
1101 


ENC 

1102 


SPC 
1600 


The student: 

♦Recognizes mam ideas m a given passage 


X 


X 




'Identifies supporting details 


X 


X 




♦Determines meanings of words on the basis of context 


X 


X 




•Recognizes stated relationships between words, sentences, and ideas 


X 


X 




'Recognizes the author's purpose 


X 


X 




♦Distinguishes beUveen statements of fact and statements of opinion 


X 


X 




♦Detects bias and prejudice 


X 


X 




♦Recognizes author's tone 


X 


X 




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


X 


X 




♦Recognizes valid arguments and draws logical inferences and conclusions 


X 


X 




LISTENING 


The student: 
♦Recognizes main ideas 






X 


♦Identifies supporting details 






X 


♦Recognizes 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 proofi-eads 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 






\ 


♦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 appropnate to the designated audience 






X 


♦Demonstrates nonverbal behavior which supports the verbal message 






X 



51 



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 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 fiilly 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 College. CLAST requirements also 
apply to students transferring to state universities in Florida 
from private colleges in Florida and from out of state col- 
leges. 

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 Campus in the Assessment 
Center, P Building. 

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

Students with a documented disability who wish to 
petition for a waiver of the CLAST must also contact the 
ITA. See CLAST Waiver Requests for more information. 



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 Campus, to review the 
student's case. This committee is responsible to the Dis- 
trict Vice President for Academic Affairs and has four ad- 
ditional members: a member of the mathematics depart- 
ment, a member of the English department, the ITA, and a 
fourth faculty member from a department other than En- 
glish or mathematics. Other non-voting faculty or staff may 
be invited to attend and offer the benefit of their expertise 
as it relates to the student's inability to pass the subtest(s). 

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

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. 

There are two criteria for approving waivers from the 
CLAST: 

1 . Any student who has a documented, specific learn- 
ing disability such that he/she caruiot successfully complete 
one or more subtests of the CLAST may request a waiver 
through the ITA. 

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

University Transfer 

Students who plan to transfer to an upper-division in- 
stitution after graduation frorft Edison College are encour- 
aged to consult with an academic advising specialist or the 



52 



L^ 



coordinator of counseling services concerning transfer re- 
quirements. Students also should obtain a catalog and a list 
of the requirements from the institution that they expect to 
attend. A file of catalogs from various colleges and univer- 
sities is available in the Counseling/Advising services loca- 
tion or Learning Resource Center on each campus. In addi- 
tion, the Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for 
Students Program (available via FACTS.org) offers a vari- 
ety of student services and resources provided by the State 
of Florida and by participating institutions. Students antici- 
pating transfer should begin a preliminary application to the 
university of their choice in the Fall session of their sopho- 
more year. Students transferring to an upper-division insti- 
tution 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 Associ- 
ate in Science degree program listed in the Statewide Ar- 
ticulation Manual shall be granted admission into a corre- 
sponding baccalaureate program at the state universities, 
except for limited access programs and those requiring spe- 
cific 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 
admission 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 stu- 
dent maintains continuous enrollment. 



— Transfer of equivalent courses under the Statewide 
Course Numbering System. 

— Acceptance by the State Universities of credit earned 
in accelerated programs (e.g., CLEP, AP, Dual En- 
rollment, Early Admission, International Baccalau- 
reate). 

— 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 courses and prerequi- 
sites that must be taken to receive a baccalaureate degree. 
Although 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 fiarther lower division general education 
courses. Any questions about the general education pro- 
gram should be addressed to an academic advising special- 
ist or the coordinator of counseling services. 

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 coordinator of counseling services or an academic ad- 
vising specialist about the foreign language requirements. 



53 




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 listed under Programs of Study 
beginning on page 76 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 de- 
gree or certificate with a cumulative 2.00 GPA. 

2. Satisfy Gordon Rule requirements, if applicable. 

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

4. Successfiilly complete a minimum of 25% of the re- 
quired degree or certificate course work at Edison 
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 be- 
fore the end of semester in which the student is gradu- 
ating. (See CLAST Policy, page 49. Applies to Asso- 
ciate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science de- 
gree if student is planning to transfer to a Florida State 
University.) 

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 20) 

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. 

To receive the Bachelor of Applied Science in Public 
Safety Management, students must satisfy the following 
requirements: 

1. Students must complete 120 hours of college-level 
credit consisting of a minimum of 39 credit hours of 
upper division management and public safety 
coursework; 36 hours of general education in the areas 
of communications, humanities, mathematics, natural 
science, and social/behavioral science; and a minimum 
of 45 hours of credit from the AS degree (excluding 
applicable general education credit). 

2. Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all 
upper division courses. 

3. Students must have completed Florida's foreign 
language requirement prior to the completion of the 
bachelor's degree. The requirement is met by taking 
two years of the same foreign language in high school 
or eight credits of the same foreign language in college. 

4. Applicants must earn passing scores on the state of 
Florida College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) 
or meet eligibility standards for CLAST alternatives. 
The CLAST measures college-level communications 
and math skills and is part of the state's overall effort 
to ensure students have acquired the skills expected in 
those areas. 

5. Students will be required to meet the 25% residency 
requirement at Edison College. This means that 
students are required to complete at least 30 hours of 
coursework at Edison College prior to graduation. 




Phi Thcta Kappans celebrate graduation. 



54 



Student Services 



Counseling Services 

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

Assessment Services 

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

Edison also accepts scores for the SAT-Reasoning Test 
and ACT-Enhanced tests taken within the previous two 
years. Students who have completed college level 
coursework at other post-secondary institutions may bring 
in an unofficial transcript to be reviewed for possible ex- 
emption from the Florida College Entry Level Placement 
Test (FCELPT). The results of the entry placement testing 
(FCELPT, ACT-Enhanced, and SAT-Reasoning Test) 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 acquir- 
ing college credit by examination and CLAST, a test of 
college-level communication and computation skills. 



CLAST may be taken after completing ENC 1 1 1 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 or exemption is required of all de- 
gree-seeking students, including certificate-seeking, early 
admissions and dual enrollment students, prior to registra- 
tion and for non-degree seeking students intending to en- 
roll in mathematics, English or entry-level foreign language 
courses. Testing is used to determine placement in English, 
mathematics, reading and entry-level foreign language 
courses. Students are required to take the FCELPT or sub- 
mit a full set of ACT-E or SAT-Reasoning Test 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- 10.03 15(20) mandates that students complete their re- 
medial coursework by the time they have accumulated 
twelve (12) hours of college credit coursework 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 coursework." 

Florida Statute 1007-263 mandates that every student 
at Edison College, who scores below college level in any 
area on the common placement test, be informed of alter- 
native 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 successfiilly 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. Contact Academic Support 
Programs on the Lee Campus for further information. 




CURRENT COLLEGE-LEVEL CUTOFF SCORES FOR PLACEMENT 

FCELPT 

83-English 

83-English 

72-Math 

90-Math 

90-Math 



Placement In/ At: 


ACT-E 


ENC 1101 


17-English 


Reading 


18-English 


MAT 1033 


19-Math 


MGF 1106/ 1107 


23-Math 


MAC1105/STA2023 


23-Math 



SAT-R 

440- Verbal/Critical Reading 
440-Verbal/Critical Reading 
440-Quantitative 
540-Quantitative 
540-Quantitative 



55 



Orientation 

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

On-Campus Orientation is an information session, dur- 
ing which you will be meeting with a Student Services pro- 
fessional staff member. 

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

Academic Advising Services 

Following the orientation and the assessment process, 
each degree-seeking student is required to meet with an 
academic advisor or the coordinator of counseling services 
who will assist in the following: 

1 . Entrance test score interpretation. 

2. Designing an educational plan to accomplish the ob- 
jective desired by the student; 

3. Understanding the Bachelor of Applied Science, the 
Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Ceftificate 
Program requirements of the College; 

4. Understanding educational programs and transfer re- 
quirements to universities and colleges. 

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 inform students that they are not mak- 
ing appropriate academic progress. Students are required 
to meet with an Academic Advisor or Coordinator of Coun- 
seling Services to discuss ways of improving their academic 
status. 

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 1 2 credit 
hours or less with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0, or 
have earned credit in only 50 percent of the total cred- 



its attempted. These students should see an Academic 
Advising Specialist or Coordinator of Counseling Ser- 
vices prior to future registration. Academic warning 
limits a student's enrollment to twelve (12) credits in 
Fall, Spring and Summer, and six (6) credits in Sum- 
mer 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 an Academic Advising Specialist or Co- 
ordinator of Counseling Services to determine the best 
strategies to improve their academic progress. Aca- 
demic Probation limits a student to nine credits in the 
Fall, Spring and full Summer semesters and limits a 
student to three credits in Summer A and B semesters. 
Students on academic probation are placed on suspen- 
sion if they fail to achieve a 2.0 term GPA in the fol- 
lowing semester. Students could jeopardize their fi- 
nancial aid eligibility, scholarship or veteran's benefits. 

4. ACADEMIC SUSPENSION: Students who failed to 
achieve a 2.0 term GPA while on academic probation 
are suspended for one semester (e.g.. Fall, Spring, Sum- 
mer). Students may petition their suspension to con- 
tinue their enrollment by completing an academic pe- 
tition form obtained via the Office of Counseling & 
Advising or Edison web site. (Please see Petitions page 
32 for more information) Students approved for con- 
tinuation of enrollment through petition will be placed 
on Probation After Suspension status and required to 
enroll in the course, SLS 1105, Achieving Academic 
Success. Students whose petitions are denied are sus- 
pended for one semester. 

5. PROBATION AFTER ACADEMIC SUSPEN- 
SION: Students who re-enter Edison following aca- 
demic suspension are required to work closely with an 
Academic Advising Specialist or Coordinator of Coun- 
seling Services who helps the student develop an ap- 
propriate schedule of classes. Probation After Aca- 
demic 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 semes- 
ters. 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. 

6. ACADEMIC DISMISSAL: Students who have been 
on probation after academic suspension and have failed 
to achieve a 2.0 term GPA are dismissed for one full 
academic year. Students may petition their dismissal 
to continue their enrollment by completing an academic 
petition fonn obtained via the Office of Counseling & 
Advising or Edison web site. (Please see Petitions page 
32 for more information.) Students approved for con- 
tifiuation of enrollment through petition will be placed 
on Probation After Dismissal status and required to 
enroll in the course, SLS1105, Achieving Academic 



56 



Success. Students whose petitions are denied are dis- 
missed for one full academic year. At the end of the 
dismissal period, the student must petition for re-ad- 
mission. 

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 1101, 
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. 

Students returning after suspension or dismissal are 
required to enroll in SLS 1105, Achieving Academic Suc- 
cess. 

Student Support Services Program 

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. 
A potential Student Support Services student must be en- 
rolled at Edison, degree-seeking, planning to transfer, and 
must have a demonstrated academic need. The student must 
be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S., or a per- 
manent resident of a Trust Territory of the U.S. 



Student Support Services assists selected, qualified 
participants with: 

Course and Transfer Advisement 

• Scholarships for Limited Income Participants 

• Tuition Fee Exemptions for Peer Mentors 

• Cultural and Educational Activities 

• Workshops on relevant topics 

• Computer Skills Lab 
Peer Mentoring Program 
Career Exploration 
Enrichment Program 

Upward Bound 

The Upward Bound Program, established at Edison 
College in 1999, is a grant program fiinded by the U.S. 
Department of Education. Upward Bound is designed to 
provide a comprehensive academic guidance and skills de- 
velopment program to selected eligible students from five 
target high schools in Lee County (Lehigh Senior High, 
Fort Myers High, North Fort Myers High, Riverdale High 
and Dunbar High School). It is an intensive 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 par- 
ticipate in the program students must meet eligibility re- 
quirements to include: being a U.S. citizen or permanent 
resident; being from a low-income household 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 commitment to stay with 
the program until they enter into a post-secondary educa- 
tional program. 




Edison students from the Collier Campus share a laugh with Dr Suess s 'Cat in the Hat 'during a fund- 
raising drive for Multiple Sclerosis. In 2005, Edison 's Collier Campus had the largest MS Walk Team in 
Florida, with 177 members. Charity walks provide opportunities to come together as a campus and make 
a difference in the community. 



57 



STUDENT LIFE 



Student life is considered an important facet of the 
Edison College experience. In keeping with this philoso- 
phy, student activities staff work to provide a variety of 
cultural and recreational opportunities that interest the gen- 
eral student population. All programs are funded by stu- 
dent generated fees. 

Student Activities 

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

Student Participation in Decision Making 

Edison College promotes student participation in the 
decision making process of the College through a number 
of mechanisms. These include but are not limited to repre- 
sentation on the Curriculum Committee, student surveys, 
search committees, AS Program Committees, stu<dent fo- 
cus 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 and the visual arts constitute a significant and 
visible part of the Edison academic program. Courses in 
these disciplines are offered throughout the year. Faculty 
and student recitals provide an opportunity to hear a wide 
range of music performed by accomplished musicians. The 
Edison Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and the Jazz Ensemble 
present numerous concerts each year. The College Choir 
presents several varying programs during each session. 
Edison students present their work each year in two stu- 
dent art shows. 

The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery of Fine Art presents 
exhibitions by internationally known traditional and con- 
temporary artists during the entire year. The Gallery is lo- 
cated in Humanities Hall on the Lee Campus. Films, lec- 
tures 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 Campus. 



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 Tutorial Program 

The Edison College Peer Tutorial Program is commit- 
ted to providing students opportunities for academic achieve- 
ment through personalized tutoring services. Its goal is to 
facilitate learning in a professional, yet relaxed environment. 
The Peer Tutorial Program is available in a broad range of 
academic subject areas. It specializes in individual and small 
group tutoring sessions. Special arrangements are made 
during final exams to assist students. For more information 
call (239) 498-9390 or (239) 433-8048 on the Lee Campus, 
(941) 637-3520 on the Charlotte Campus, and (239) 732- 
3120 on the Collier Campus. Those students attending 
classes in Hendry/Glades may request tutoring through the 
Lee Campus. 

Student Academic Support and Career 
Services (Charlotte and Collier Campuses) 

The Student Academic Support and Career Services 
Center at the Charlotte and Collier Campuses offer aca- 
demic and career related support to help students achieve 
their goals and succeed in college. The Center includes the 
SOAR Program, Peer Tutoring, and Career Services. 

Through SOAR (Student Opportunities for Achieve- 
ment and Rewards), workshops and individual counseling 
are offered to assist students in the development of study 
skills, time management, goal setting and test taking prepa- 
ration. SOAR Program services are available to all Edison 
students and students taking college prep classes are 
strongly encouraged to use this free service. 

Career Services assists students in choosing a major, 
developing a career plan, and preparing for a job search. To 
help students achieve their goals, the center also provides: 
— Assessments and inventories to determine preferences 

and interests 
— Information that relates careers to majors 
— Career exploration assistance 
— Resume, cover letter and interview information and 

techniques 
— Employrnent and salary data and trends 
— Postings of local and national career opportunities 
— College and university transfer resources 
— And a career resource library including books, videos, 

and current websites. 



58 



Minority Student Services 

Edison College supports the rich cultural diversity rep- 
resented by its student body, and actively seeks to recruit 
and retain minority students. To assist students through ev- 
ery aspect of College life, the Coordinator of Student Ac- 
tivities and Minority Student Services provides assistance 
to the entire five county district. Annual multicultural events 
of interest to minority students include College Knowledge 
and Financial Aid workshops, discussion groups on diver- 
sity 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 Campus. 

Student Organizations 

Club activities at Edison College provide a variety of 
opportunities for students to participate in the college com- 
munity outside the classroom. For more information con- 
tact the Director of Student Services on the Charlotte and 
Collier campuses and the Coordinator for Student Services 
on the Lee Campus. 

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 Campus Director 
of Student Services for approval or disapproval. 



Student Government Association and 
Student Representation 

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

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

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

3. To act as a service organization for Edison 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 stu- 
dent body. All qualified students, including upper level stu- 
dents, are invited to participate in SGA by attending meet- 
ings and running for office. Students are free, individually 
and collectively, to express their views on issues of Col- 
lege policy and on matters of general interest to the student 
body. The Student Government Association provides a 
means for participation in the formulation and application 
of College policy affecting academic and student affairs 
with the assistance of the SGA Advisor and the District 
Vice President for Student Services. Proposals for changes 
in policy, regulations and procedures which affect the stu- 
dent 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. 





Edison students attend a district meeting of the Student 
Government Association. 



59 



Student Rights and Responsibilities 




Edison College students are both citizens and mem- 
bers of the academic community. Upon registration, all stu- 
dents 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, currejit 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 concem or complaint is to be distinguished from a pe- 
tition. A signed concem or complaint with contact informa- 
tion allows the College to respond most effectively to the con- 
cem or complaint expressed. A written concem or complaint 
is to be delivered to the supervisor of the area, except for areas 
noted below. Since a concem or complaint is normally related 
to a specific incident, it is addressed by the appropriate Col- 
lege official. A concem or complaint about a grade will be 
referred to the professor, since it is the professor's professional 
obligation to assess student performance. 

A concem or complaint related to sexual harassment 
must be submitted to the District Vice President for Stu- 
dent Services, Dr. Edith Pendleton, 8099 College Parkway, 
P.O. Box 60210, Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210, telephone 
239-489-9027 (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 College has established regulations which are 
considered necessary to preserve and maintain an environ- 
ment conducive to leaming, to insure the safety and well- 
being of members of the College community, to encourage 
students in the development and practice of good citizen- 
ship and self-discipline, and to protect property and equip- 
ment of the College. Each student, whether in day or 
evening classes, full-time or part-time, is expected to be 
familiar with the mles and regulations of the College per- 
taining to academic affairs, social conduct, and student ac- 
tivities, 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 mles may result in the initiation of disciplinary ac- 
tion. 

ARTICLE 1: DEFINITIONS 

The Term College means Edison 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 responsibilities. 

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

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

The term""organization" means any number of per- 
sons who have completed the process required for recogni- 
tion/designation as an official student group by the Col- 
lege. 

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- 



60 



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'"shair' 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""plagiarisin" 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 in- 
formation (oral or written) to College offices, faculty 
or staff. 

4. Destruction of Property: This term is defined to mean 
destruction, damage, or misuse of College 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.811). 

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. 




61 



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 sanc- 
tions. Such sanctions will be determined based on in- 
put from the Academic Deans. 

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 painftil ordeals, or ha- 
rassing someone with threats made in person, by tele- 
phone, or in writing. Any such hazing as fiirther de- 
fined 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 circum- 
stances and the severity of the individual case. A copy 
of 240.326 F.S. will be provided to each student orga- 
nization recognized by the College. Each student or- 
ganization will incorporate the wording of this Col- 
lege rule on hazing into its by laws. Hazing is not 
allowed even with student consent. 

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

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

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

1 6. Commercial Solicitation and Fund-Raising on Cam- 
pus: 

a. Solicitors and tradesmen, including students, fac- 
ulty and other College personnel, are prohibited 
from entering the grounds or buildings of Edison 
College for the purpose of transacting business 
with students, faculty, or other College personnel, 
unless they have been issued a permit for this pur- 
pose 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 appropriate Student 
Services staff member on the Lee Campus, or the 
Campus Presidents' offices on the Collier and 
Charlotte Campuses. 



b. The posting or distribution of advertising 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. 

17. Outside Organizations on Campus: From State 
Board of Education Rules for Community Colleges 6A- 
14.57, Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations: "(2) 
Student organizations and clubs not funded from 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. 

1 8. Disruption/Disorderly Conduct: Obstructing or dis- 
rupting any College activity including teaching, re- 
search, administrative functions, disciplinary proce- 
dures, social activities, and public service functions. 
Engaging in any obscene, profane, reckless, destruc- 
tive, or unlawful course of conduct. Beepers, cellular 
phones, and pagers should be turned off when enter- 
ing a classroom. In an emergency, with prior authori- 
zation from the professor, a beeper, cellular phone, or 
pager may be turned to silent ring mode. In such a case, 
any exit from a classroom to respond to a call should 
be made with a minimum of disturbance. Only cur- 
rently 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. 

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

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

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



62 



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 complainant 
and witnesses, within reasonable limits set by 
the judicial body. Reasonable limits may in- 
clude requiring that questions be directed 
through the judicial body. 

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

f All procedural questions are subject to the fi- 
nal decision of the chairperson of the judicial 
body. 

g. Aft;er 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 sm- 
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 notice. 

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 institutional 
regulations; 



63 



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 aad 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 
evidence not reasonably available at the time of the 
hearing, an appeal shall be limited to review of the 
verbatim record of the initial hearing and supporting 
documents for one or more of the following purposes: 

To determine whether the original hearing was 
conducted fairly in light of the charges and evidence 
presented, and in conformity with prescribed proce- 
dures giving the complaining party a reasonable 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 de- 
cision by the District Vice President for Student Ser- 
vices. 



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 College students are both citizens and mem- 
bers of the academic community. Upon registration, all stu- 
dents are entitled the following freedoms and/or rights pro- 
vided that their exercise does not disrupt the orderly opera- 
tion 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 Pub- 
lic Safety office on campus. If the student wants to appeal 
the decision of the Public Safety office, he or she may 
choose to have a hearing in front of the Student 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 College is a member of the public educa- 
tion system of Florida, out-of-state students are required to 
have a valid Florida driver's license when operating a mo- 
tor vehicle on the streets and highways of Florida if they 
are employed in Florida. Out-of-state students should ac- 
quire 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 tu- 
ition 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 
Safety Department has received prior notification. 



64 



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. 

1 0. 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. 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 regula- 
tions. 

13. Students who receive traffic or parking citations must 
pay the appropriate fine to the Edison Cashier within 
14 working days. Students wishing to contest the fine, 
they must submit a written appeal within 14 working 
days to the Student Court. 

14. Any student who does not pay a traffic or parking fine 
will not receive transcripts and will not be permitted 
to register for classes until the fine is paid. 

1 5 . 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 fiinds. 




Students celebrate the joys of friendship and free food during Student Appreciation Day 's medieval fair 



65 



State Statutes and College Policies 
Affecting Students 



(See also Student Rights and Responsibility) 



Below is a summary of several state and federal laws 
which affect students in Florida educational institutions. 
For your benefit, and that of the College, your adherence 
to these laws is expected. If you have any questions about 
how they affect you or the College, please check with the 
District Vice President for Student Services. 

FLORIDA STATUTES 

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 1006.61: 

PARTICIPATION BY STUDENTS OR EMPLOYEES 
IN DISRUPTIVE ACTIVITIES AT STATE INSTITU- 
TIONS 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 1006.63 

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 nonpublic postsecondary educational insti- 
tutions whose students receive state student financial 
assistance must adopt a written antihazing policy and 
under such policy must adopt rules prohibiting students 
or other persons associated with any student organiza- 
tion from engaging in hazing. 

(3) Public and nonpublic postsecondary educational insti- 
tutions must provide a program for the enforcement of 
such rules and must adopt appropriate penalties for 
violations of such rules, to be administered by the per- 
son at the college or university responsible for student 
activities of the college or university organization. 

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 1006.62 

EXPULSION AND DISCIPLINE OF STU- 
DENTS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM 
AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES. 

(1) Each student in a community college or state univer- 
sity is subject to federal and state law, respective county 
and municipal ordinances, and all rules and regulations 
of the State Board of Education or board of trustees of 
the institution. 

(2) Violation of these published laws, ordinances, or rules 
and regulations may subject the violator to appropri- 
ate action by the institution's authorities. 

(3) Each president of a community college or state uni- 
versity may, 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 
State Board of Education or of the board of trustees of 
the institution. 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 a state university 
or community college; 

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



66 



(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 

VACCINATION AGAINST MENINGOCOC- 
CAL MENINGITIS AND HEPATITIS B 

( 1 ) A postsecondary educational institution shall provide 
detailed information 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 18 years of age or older, 
or the individual's parents, if the individual is a minor, 
declines the vaccinations by signing a separate waiver 
for each of those vaccines, provided by the institution, 
acknowledging receipt and review of the information 
provided. 

(3) This section does not require any postsecondary 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, ef- 
fectiveness, 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 disabilities such as hearing loss, brain damage 
or loss of limbs. 

Hepatitis B is a serious infectious disease caused 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 District Vice President for Student Services at 
(239)-489-9027. 



FLORIDA STATUTES Section 810.095 

TRESPASS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY WITH FIRE- 
ARM 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. 

FLORIDA 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 



67 



facility. Such arrest shall not render the law enforce- 
ment officer criminally or civilly liable for false ar- 
rest, false imprisonment, or unlawftil 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 fianctions 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 ftinction, activity on school 
board property, or classroom. 

(c) Knowingly to interfere with the attend^ce 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) 
6Hx6:6.02, adopted by Edison College District Board 
of Trustees 

The following guidelines are established regarding stu- 
dents with Human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV): 
I. 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 per- 
sons without HIV who wish to be reasonably protected 
from contracting the virus. 

a. Both the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 
1 973 and the Florida Educational Equity Act pro- 
hibit discrimination against persons with disabili- 
ties, and students with HIV are classified as dis- 
abled. 

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 per- 
formance. Decisions as to such a student continu- 
ing to attend class or being suspended or with- 
drawn from class(es) will be made on a case-by- 

_ case basis after reasonable accommodations have 
been examined or tried,and after an examination 



68 



of the facts demonstrates to the College that the 
student can no longer function as necessary to meet 
the requirements of the student's course or pro- 
gram, or that the student presents a health or safety 
risk to self or to the college community. 
5. HIV LIAISON: A person may be appointed by the 
Campus President on each campus to serve as a con- 
sultant to members of the College community regard- 
ing the policy of the College in this area. 

a. The appointed liaison will work directly with the 
District Vice President for Student Services in all 
matters regarding students with HIV, including 
hearings and development of policy. 

b. The appointed liaison will provide information and 
education regarding HIV This information will 
include: mode of transmission; signs and symp- 
toms; precautions; appropriate attitude and behav- 
ior 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 6Hx6:2.03, adopted by 
Edison College District Board of Trustees 

Edison College adheres to the policy that sexual ha- 
rassment is a form of sex discrimination declared illegal 
under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Florida's 
Human Rights Act of 1977 for employees, under Title IX 
of the Education Act of 1972 and the Florida Educational 
Equity Act. Sexual harassment can be verbal, visual, or 
physical. It can be overt or consist of persistent, unwanted 
attempts to change a professional relationship to a personal 
one. 

Sexual harassment can range from inappropriate 
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 Col- 
lege. If an employee or student becomes aware of any 
discriminatory behavior or any activity which might 
be considered harassment, it becomes the responsibil- 
ity 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 6Hx6:2.04, 
adopted by Edison College District Board of Trustees 

1. Standard of Conduct 

It is the policy of Edison College to promote and 
maintain a drug-free workplace. The unlawful manu- 
facture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use 
of controlled substances is prohibited on and off Col- 
lege premises. The possession or use of alcohol under 
the circumstances described herein is also prohibited. 
All students and employees are required to abide by 
the terms of this policy as a condition of initial and 
continued enrollment and/or employment. 

2. The Policy 

This policy is based on the Drug Free Workplace 
Act, 41 U.S.C. 70-1 et.seq. . as amended and is 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 
premises is strictly prohibited as a matter of College 
policy. 

Except as hereinafter provided, use or possession 
by an employee or student of alcohol in the 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. 



69 



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 effects 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(l)(a), (l)(b), 
(l)(d), (2)(a), or (2)(b) commits a felony of the first 
degree punishable as provided in s. 775. 082, s. 775. 083., 
or s. 775. 084 and shall not be eligible for parole or 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. Lawprovides certain lim- 
ited exceptions. The crimes range from second degree 
misdemeanors (up to 60 days imprisonment and up to 
a $500 fine) to first degree felonies (up to 30 years 
imprisonment and up to $10,000 fine). 

Trafficking (distributing specified large quantities 
of various controlled substances under Section 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, 
delivery, use, manufacturing or distribution of illegal 
drugs or controlled substances on campus, or while 



70 



attending a College-sponsored event or conducting 
College business to report such conviction to the Hu- 
man Resources Office, (239) 489-9294, no later than 
five days after the conviction. 
6. Drug Education & Treatment Programs 

Edison College recognizes illegal drug use and/or 
dependency to be a health, safety and security prob- 
lem. Those who need assistance with problems related 
to drug abuse are encouraged to use any available re- 
sources including: 

ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER 

3949 Evans Avenue, Suite 203 
Fort Myers FL 33901 
(239) 936-3803 

RTVERSIDE 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 34113 
1-800-282-3508 

For further information regarding education, rehabili- 
tation and other aspects of the College policy, contact: 

LEE CAMPUS, Fort Myers 

Office of Human Resources 

(239) 489-9293 

Office of Counseling and Advising 

Taeni Hall, second floor 

(239) 489-9230 

CHARLOTTE CAMPUS, Punta Gorda 

Campus Director, Student Services 
(941)637-5678 

COLLIER CAMPUS, Naples 

Campus Director, Student Services 
(239)732-3710 

HENDRY/GLADES SERVICES, LaBelle 

Dean's Office 
(863) 674-0408 



CAMPUS VIOLENCE PREVENTION POLICY 
6Hx6:2.07, adopted by Edison College District Board 
of Trustees 

Edison College is committed to preserving the safety 
and security of students, staff, faculty, and visitors to the 
College. Breach of the peace and other violations, includ- 
ing threats, intimidation, violence, assault, batteries, sexual 
batteries, or other disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. 
Such behavior can include oral or written statements, ges- 
tures, or expressions that may communicate a direct or in- 
direct threat of physical harm. Edison College will not tol- 
erate threats, direct or implied: physical conduct that re- 
sults in harm to people or property; possession of deadly 
weapons on College property; or intimidating conduct or 
harassment that disrupts the teaching/learning and/or work 
environment or results in fear for personal safety. Threats, 
threatening behavior, or other acts of violence carried out 
off College-owned or leased property but directed at Col- 
lege employees, students, or visitors while conducting of- 
ficial College business are a violation of this policy. Off- 
site threats include but are not limited to threats made via 
telephone, fax, electronic or conventional mail, or any other 
communication medium. 

Any student found in violation of this policy will be 
subject to disciplinary action up to and including 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 un- 
lawful to print, publish or broadcast in any instrument 
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. 




71 



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 College. Therefore, it is the policy of the Public 
Safety Department to encourage that all criminal acts, safety 
hazards and unusual occurrences be reported, f 

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 9-9 II 

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 9-911 

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 College - 2005 

Lee Collier Charlotte Hendry/ 
Glades 
Burglary/Breaking & 

Entering 

Larceny/Theft Offenses 

Motor Vehicle Theft 10 



American Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Policy 

It is the policy of Edison College that discrimination 
against qualified individuals with disabilities is prohibited. 
Pursuant to Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabili- 
ties Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilita- 
tion Act of 1973, the College provides equal employment 
and educational opportunities and reasonable accommo- 
dation 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- 
nition of an individual with a disability is "one who (1) has 
a physical or mental impairment which S;ubstantially 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 College understands that it must provide rea- 
sonable accommodation to the known physical or mental 
limitations of a qualified applicant, employee, and/or stu- 
dent with a disability, unless such accommodation 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 Accomtnodation 

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 accommoda- 
tions must be specific to the documented needs. The 
appropriate party will provide a written response. 



72 



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 College has adopted an internal grievance pro- 
cedure for prompt and equitable resolution of com- 
plaints alleging any actions prohibited by the U.S. 
Department of Justice regulations implementing Title 
II (public, state and local government) of the Ameri- 
cans with Disabilities Act. Title II states, in part, that 
"no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, solely 
by reason of such disability, be excluded from partici- 
pation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to 
discrimination" in programs or activities sponsored by 
a public entity. 

All applicant/employee ADA complaints, excluding 
those filed against the ADA Coordinator, should be 
addressed Pamela Fairfax, ADA Coordinator/Director 
of Human Resources, 8099 College Parkway, S.W., 
PO. Box 602 10, Fort Myers, Florida 33906 or by call- 
ing (239) 489-9294 or call through the Florida Relay 
Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY). 
I . 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. 




4. 



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, Dr 
Edith Pendleton, 8099 College Parkway, S.W., PO. 
Box 602 1 0, Fort Myers, Florida 33906 or by call- 
ing (239) 489-9027, or the District Vice President 
for Administrative Services, Alan Francis, 8099 
College Parkway, S.W., PO. Box 60210, Fort 
Myers, Florida 33906 or by calling (239) 489- 
9004, 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 Adminis- 
trative Services, and a copy will be forwarded to 
the complainant no later than fifteen (15) work- 
ing 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 ( 1 0) 
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. 



Phi Theta Kappa s All-Florida Award 
Winner Tamara Paquette receives a 
congratulations from Florida Community 
Colleges ' Chancellor David Armstrong. 



73 



74 



PROGRAMS 

OF 

STUDY 




75 



PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



Bachelor of Applied Science Degree 
Public Safety Management 



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, hu- 
manities, 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 

Business Administration and Management 


Early Childhood Education 

Emergency Medical Services Technology 


Cardiovascular Technology 
Computer Programming and Analysis 
Crime Scene Technology 




Fire Science Technology 
Golf Course Operations 
Internet Services Technology 


Criminal Justice Technology 

Dental Hygiene 

Drafting and Design Technology 

Building Construction Specialization 

CAD Specialization 

Civil Engineering/Land Surveying 

Specialization 




Networking Services Technology 
Nursing R.N. 

Nursing Advanced Placement Option 
*Opticianry 
Paralegal Studies 

**Physical Therapist Assistant Program 
Radiologic Technology 
Respiratory Care Technology 


* Degree awarded by Hillsborough Community College 
**Degree awarded by Broward Community College 





Certificate Programs 


Accounting Applications 


*Eyecare Technician 


Computer Programming 


Network Specialist 


Crime Scene Technology 


*Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician 


Dental Assisting 


Small Business Management 


Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) 


Turf Equipment Technology 


Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) 


*Visual Assessment 


*Certificate awarded by Hillsborough Community College 





76 



Accelerated Coursework in Business 

Administration and Management 

The Accelerated Coursework in Business Administra- 
tion and Management is designed specifically for individu- 
als with professional experience who wish to learn con- 
temporary 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. Please see page 91 for more in- 
formation. 

Division of Professional and Technical 
Studies Course Clusters 

What are the course clusters? 

A record of completion (certificate) will be issued for 
various course clusters, 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 course requirements is available 
in the Division Office and in the Advising Office. These 
clusters are specifically designed to upgrade job skills and 
provide college coursework for those not ready to commit 
to a full degree program. 

Courses in most clusters are the same courses required 
for the particular associate degree or Technical Certificate 
of Credit and apply toward the degree or technical certifi- 
cate unless otherwise indicated. 

Note: Only students who declare a major as specified 
in the Edison catalog are eligible to receive federal finan- 
cial aid. Students who are pursuing a course cluster and 
are not degree-seeking students are typically not eligible 
for this assistance. 



I 



Work Experience Internship Program 

• Use your current job, volunteer experience, new job, 
or unpaid work experience as a tool to formulate and 
clarify problems associated with your workplace. 

• This is a blended learning experience and does not re- 
quire testing, scheduled classes, or the purchase of 
books. All materials required for this program will be 
provided. 

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

• Choose "Student Services" 

• Choose "Work/Internship Experience Program" 

• Choose "Information On The Work Experience Pro- 
gram" 

Or contact the Work Experience Internship Coordina- 
tor, Lana Hoffman, at (239) 489-9115, or e-mail to 
lhoffman(g),edison.edu . 

To apply to participate in the program, choose * fi^om 
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. 

• "Application For The Work Experience Program" 





A ceramics studio equipped with 12 electric wheels 
provides basic and advanced instruction in 
throwing and hand building at Edison College. 



11 



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 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 

Career Exploration 

Turf Soils / Turf Equipment 

NALA-CLA Prep Program 

Insurance Series 

Construction Industry Series 

Programmable Logic Controller Technician Certification 

Electro-Mechanical Technician Certification 

Electronics Technician Certification 



Health Care Options 

Pharmacy Tech 
Nurse Refresher 
Nurse Remedial 
C. H. T. certification 
Approved Provider 
forCEU's 



Customized Business Training 

Team Building... a new look 
Leadership Advantage 
Command Spanish 



Computer Training 

Introduction to 
Advanced 
Microsoft Products 
QuickBooks 
Online Courses 
Ed2go Programs 



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

Employer/Employer Relationship 

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

Career Exploration and Assessment administration for non-students and/or community members 

Unsure about what career to pursue? Are you changing careers? You're not alone. The Center for Professional Devel- 
opment offers a career assessment to assist you in beginning to explore the possibilities. No career assessment instrument 
can tell you what you should be, but our career questionnaire will help you focus on a career related to your work interests, 
values, and preferences. With this information you can then begin to explore career options. 




Student Development Staff sort Angel Tree Christmas gifts collected for needy children of Edison 
students. 



78 



Educator Preparation Institute 

The Educator Preparation Institute provides a competency-based program that offers individuals with a non-education 
baccalaureate or masters degree preparation to meet Florida Educator Accomplished Practices. Participants who success- 
fully meet all competencies included in the program and present passing scores on all required portions of the Florida 
Teacher Certification Exam will be awarded a Certification of Completion. Program offered in partnership with Lee and 
Charlotte County Public Schools. Limited access and permission required. 



EPI 0001 Classroom Management 3 credits 

This course teaches how to maintain a classroom. Topics 
include record keeping, classroom management, school 
safety, Sunshine State Standards into curriculum, develop- 
ment of lesson plans, parent conferences, assessment tech- 
niques, implications of FCAT and other standardized tests, 
professional ethics, and school law and the teacher. Pre- 
requisite: minimum of a baccalaureate. 

EPI 0002 Instructional Strategies 3 credits 

This course teaches the application of a variety of instruc- 
tional strategies based on learning styles, cooperative and 
collaborative learning, accommodations for exceptional stu- 
dents, and the infusion of technology into lesson plans. 
Prerequisite: minimum of a baccalaureate. 

EPI 0003 Technology 3 credits 

This course teaches the use of technology as an integral 
part of the teaching and learning process. Instruction is pro- 
vided in commonly used software suites and on the Internet. 
Prerequisite: minimum of a baccalaureate. 

EPI 0004 The Teaching and Learning 

Process 3 credits 

This course teaches a foundation in various learning theo- 
ries as applied in the instructional process. Topics include 
learning theories, motivation and persistence, intelligence, 
exceptionalities, standardized testing, critical thinking, 
multiple intelligences, and second language acquisition. 
Prerequisite: minimum of a baccalaureate. 

EPI 0010 Foundations of Language and 

Cognition 3 credits 

This course teaches language structure, function and cog- 
nition of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabu- 
lary, and comprehension. This instruction is grounded in 
scientifically-based research. Prerequisite: minimum of a 
baccalaureate. 



EPI 0020 Professional Foundations 2 credits 

This course teaches the foundation for becoming a produc- 
tive member of the teaching profession. Topics include his- 
tory and philosophy of education, school governance, 
school finance, school law, ethics, purpose of schools, and 
continuing professional development. Prerequisite: mini- 
mum of a baccalaureate. Co-requisite: EPI 0940 

EPI 0030 Diversity 2 credits 

This course teaches the variety of backgrounds and cul- 
tures that may be found in a typical classroom and how 
social class, religion, language, gender differences, culture 
and ethnicity, physical differences, and prejudices have an 
effect on how a student learns. Prerequisite: minimum of a 
baccalaureate. Co-requisite: EPI 0945. 

EPI 0940 Field Experience 1 credit 

This course provides a 15 hour field experience segment in 
a public, charter, or accredited private school for the EPI 
0020 module. Prerequisite: minimum of a baccalaureate. 
Co-requisite: EPI 0020. 

EPI 0945 Field Experience 1 credit 

This course provides a 15 hour field experience segment in 
a public, charter, or accredited private school for the EPI 
0030 module. Prerequisite: minimum of a baccalaureate. 
Co-requisite: CPI 0030. 

For more information, please contact the Coordinator of 
Continuing Educadon, Charlotte Campus, at (941) 637- 
5669 or the EPI Specialist, Lee Campus, at (239) 489-90 1 7. 




79 



The Edison University Center 

The Edison University Center is an alliance between Edison College and regionally accredited colleges and universi- 
ties 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 sup- 
ported 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 College and participating institutions. 
Program requirements are specific and applicable to baccalaureate degree completion at the participating institutions only 
as provided in each agreement. The EUC programs feature Edison College associate degrees and additional Edison College 
courses which meet the specific requirements for completion of baccalaureate degrees offered by our partner colleges and 
universities through the EUC. Agreements governing these programs are limited to the EUC programs, and do not apply to 
baccalaureate degree transfer programs at other institutions. Contact the EUC advisor for more information. 

CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS 

Thomas Edison State College 

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 

Information Systems Management 

Legal Studies 

Florida Gulf Coast University 

Criminal Justice 
Legal Studies 

Barry University 

Elementary Education 

Exceptional Student Education 

Pre-K/Primary Education 

Public Administration 

Psychology 

Professional Administration 



80 



Charter Oak State College 



Bachelor of Arts 
Bachelor of Science 



Nova Southeastern University 



Bachelor of Health Science 



Franklin University 



Accounting 

Applied Management 

Business Administration 

Computer Science 

Digital Communication 

Health Care Management 

Human Resources Management 

Information Technology 

Management 

Management Information Sciences 

Marketing 



University of Florida 



Business Administration 

For more information or to find out if new programs have been added, call the Edison University Center at (239) 
489-9295 or (800) 749-2322, option #5, or e-mail universitycenter(g)edison.edu . 





Field experiences and interactive learning enliven an oceanography class on Boca Grande Beach, where students 
study the mechanics of wave behavior and its effect on beach morphology. 



81 



Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety 

Management (BAS) 
Admissions Criteria 



1 . Applicants must apply for admission and be accepted 
to Edison College. Official transcripts from all 
previously attended colleges or universities must be 
sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. 

2. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade 
point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in relevant transfer 
courses that apply toward the BAS degree. 

3. Applicants must have earned: 

a. An Edison College Associate in Science degree 
in Criminal Justice Technology or Paralegal Stud- 
ies awarded within the past 10 years which in- 
cludes 60 hours of transfer credit. Additional gen- 
eral education requirements must be completed 
prior to graduation. 

OR 

b. An Associate in Arts degree or 60 hours of trans- 
fer credit which includes the completion of the 
Florida State general education requirements. Such 
applicants must have 12 credit hours earned in the 
past 1 years in one of the following content ar- 
eas: 

1 . Criminal Justice 

2. Paralegal Studies 

3. Fire Science 

4. Emergency Medical Services 

5. Combinations of the above content areas upon 
recommendation by the BAS Admissions 
Committee and approval by the Dean of Bac- 
calaureate Programs and the University Cen- 
ter. 

OR 

c. An Associate in Arts or higher degree or 60 hours 
of transfer credit which includes the completion 
of the Florida State general education require- 
ments. Such applicants must have one of the fol- 
lowing: 



1 . Florida Fire Officer I certification 

2. Florida Paramedic licensure 

3. Florida Department of Law Enforcement 
Criminal Justice Standards and Training Com- 
mission certification in law enforcement or 
corrections 

4. Demonstrated competencies in the field of 
public safety upon recommendation by the 
BAS Admissions Committee and approval by 
the Vice Dean of the University Center and 
Baccalaureate Programs. 

4. Transfer students with an AS or AAS degree in Crimi- 
nal Justice or Paralegal Studies from a regionally ac- 
credited college or university awarded within the past 
10 years may be admitted following a review of tran- 
scripts and course descriptions. Completion of any 
outstanding general education must be completed prior 
to being eligible for graduation. 

5. Applicants not meeting admissions criteria may peti- 
tion for program admittance if they feel that there are 
mitigating circumstances. Applicants must submit an 
official petition form available in the Office of the 
Registrar. 

6. While the BAS program is designed to articulate asso- 
ciate degrees, Edison College freshman and sophomore 
students may declare their intent to enroll in the BAS 
program through the Edison College Admissions Ap- 
plication. 

The Edison College Registrar's Office will ensure that 
previous coursework meets all relevant academic standards 
before acceptance for transfer. The Dean of Baccalaureate 
Programs and the University Center and the BAS Admis- 
sions Committee will ensure adherence to the above ad- 
missions criteria. 



82 



Bachelor of Applied Science 
Public Safety Management 

This program is designed to prepare career professionals in public safety related fields. Coursework includes a skill and 
knowledge base in public administration, strategic planning, finance and budgeting, human resources management, and 
homeland security. This degree program is intended to prepare the student for administrative and leadership roles in public 
safety management. 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 



Refer to specific course descriptions listed below. 
General Education Requirements: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 3 

ENC 1102 3 

SPC 1600 or SPC 2023 3 

Humanities Electives 6 

to include 3 credits writing intensive 
Social Science Electives 9 

to include one WOH or EUH course 

College Level Mathematics Electives 6 

Natural Science Electives w/Lab 6 

TOTAL 36 

Approved electives* 45 

*Consult with a BAS Program Advisor. 

Degree Core Requirements: 

Credit 
Hours 

DSC 3034 Terrorism Preparedness 3 

MAN 3052 Management Philosophy and Practice 3 

MAN 3120 Organizational Behavior & Leadership 3 

MAN 3301 Human Resources Management 3 

MAN 3641 Organizational Research 3 

MAN 4720 Strategic Management and 

Organizational Policy 3 

PAD 3204 Financial Management in the 

Public Sector 3 

PAD 3820 Public Safety System 

Integration 3 

PAD 4393 Critical Incident Management 3 

PAD 4426 Public Sector Labor Relations 3 

TOTAL 30 



Credit 
Hours 

Management and Public Safety Core Elective 

Courses 6 

Credit 
Hours 

ISM 3004 Information Resources Management for 

Business 3 

MAN 4701 Business Ethics and Society 3 

PAD 4232 Grant and Contract 

Management 3 

PAD 4442 Public Relations 3 

PAD 4932 Contemporary Issues in Public 

Safety 3 

Capstone 

MAN 4915 Management Capstone Project 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120 



^.^^^tf^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^1 




^^^^pB9^B|^ •^^_^^^^^^^^^K^^tlr ^^^V^l 






A narcotics detection canine and his handler inspect 
airline luggage. Edison 's Bachelor of Applied Science 
degree offers a number of career advancement 
opportunities in Public Safety Management. 



83 



ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE 
GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDE 



General Education Philosophy 

General education establishes the foundation for life- 
long learning to prepare students to be thoughtftil, informed, 
global citizens. This program fosters academic excellence, 
interdisciplinary dialog, respect for self and others, and so- 
cial responsibility. 

General Education Outcomes 

General Education Core Courses 

General education core courses differ from traditional 
survey courses by integrating a breadth of knowledge and 
skills essential to a complete education and are the founda- 
tion of knowledge upon which all degrees are built. 

General Education Competencies 

General education courses must meet all of the follow- 
ing outcomes at a primary or a secondary level. At the con- 
clusion of the general education program of study, students 
should be able to demonstrate the following competencies: 

• (Communication) Communicate (read, write, speak, 
listen) effectively using standard English. 

• (Critical Thinking) Demonstrate the skills necessary 
for analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. 

• (Technology /Information Management): Dem- 
onstrate the skills and use the technology necessary 
to collect, verify, document, and organize informa- 
tion from a variety of sources. 

• (Ethics and Values): Identify, describe, and apply 
responsibilities, core civic beliefs, and values present 
in a diverse society. 

• (Interpersonal Skills): Apply effective techniques to 
create working relationships with others to achieve 
common goals. 

• (Quantitative Reasoning): Demonstrate the ability 
to manipulate or interpret numeric information. 

Associate in Arts students must follow the general edu- 
cation guide below in planning required courses. This guide 
complies with Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools' (SACS) Core Requirement 2.7.3 which requires 
course distribution in humanities/fme arts, social/behavioral 
sciences, natural sciences/mathematics; Florida Statute 
1007.25(3) which requires the core curriculum to include 
subject areas of communication, mathematics, social sci- 
ences, humanities and natural sciences; Rules of the Florida 
State Board of Education, which requires six credits of math- 
ematics and twelve credits (four courses) in which writing 
is heavily emphasized. Additionally, the mathematics and 
writing courses must be passed with a"'C" or better. 

COMMUNICATIONS: 9 Credit hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! (3) 

ENC 1102 Composition II (3) 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech (3) 

Communications OR 



SPC 2023 Public Speaking (Telecourse)(3) 



HUMANITIES:6 Credit hours 

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

Part A 



HUM 2210 



Ancient World-Renaissance 
and/or 



(3) 



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

HUM 2230 17th Century-Present and/or (3) 

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

HUM 2930 Great Human Questions and/or (3) 

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

HUM 1950 Humanities Study Tour (3) 

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

PartB 



AML 


2010 


AML 


2020 


ARH 


1000 


ARH 


1050 


ARH 


1051 


ARH 


1950 


(first time tour/must take 


ARH 


2010 


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 



Literature of the U.S. I to 1860 


(3) 


Literature of the U.S. II 1860 


(3) 


to Present 




Art Appreciation 


(3) 


History of Art 1 


(3) 


History of Art II 


(3) 


European Art and Architecture 


(3) 


in combination with HUM 1950) 




Art of the Western World 


(3) 


British Literature I to 1780 


(3) 


British Literature II 1780 to Present 


(3) 


American Cinema 


(3) 


Contemporary Literature 


(3) 


World Literature I 


(3) 


World 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) 


World Religions 


(3) 


Theatre History and Literature 


(3) 



Writing Intensive Courses: 

The following courses satisfy the writing requirement of 4,000 words 
each. Each student must successfully take four courses: 

ENC 1101, ENC 1102, HUM 2210, HUM 2230, HUM 2510, 
HUM 2930, HUM 1950, HUM 2950, WOH 1012, 
WOH 1023, WOH 1030 

For an AA degree, writing intensive courses must be completed with a 
grade of "C" or higher. World Civilization courses which are designated 
as writing 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 1410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) 



84 



ANT 1511 Introduction to Physical Anthropology(3) 



Economics 

ECO 

ECO 

Education 

EDF 

EDG 

EME 



2013 
2023 



Economics I 
Economics 11(3) 



2005 Introduction to Education 

2701 t Teaching Diverse Populations 

2040 t Introduction to Educational Technology 



(3) 



(3) 
(3) 
(3) 



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

Geography 

GEA 

GEA 



2010 
2040 



Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere 
Geography of the Western Hemisphere 



(3) 
(3) 



History 



AMH 
AMH 

AMH 
AMH 
AMH 
AMH 
EUH 



2010 History ofthe United States to 1865 (3) 

2020 History ofthe United States, (3) 

1865 to Present 

2070 Florida History (3) 

2091 African-American History (3) 

2095 American Indian History (3) 

293 1 Women in U.S. Histor/ (3) 

1000 The Western Tradition I (Telecourse) (3) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written 

communication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 

EUH 1001 The Western Tradition II (Telecourse) (3) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written com- 
munication by passing this course with a "C" or better 
WOH 1012 History ofWorld Civilization to 1500 (3) 



* AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written com- 
munication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 
WOH 1023 History of World Civilization (3) 

1500-1815 
*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written com- 
munication by passing this course with a "C" or better. 
WOH 1030 History of World Civilization, (3) 

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

Human Services 

HUS 1001 Introduction to Human Services 



Political Science 

POS 2041 

POS 2112 

INR 2002 

Psychology 

CLP 1001 

DEP 2004 

DEP 2102 

DEP 2302 

INP 2390 



PSY 
PSY 



2012 
2014 



Sociology 

SYG 1000 

SYG 1010 

SYG 2430 



American National Government 
American State and Local Politics 
International Relations 

Personal and Social Adjustment 
Human Growth and Development 
Child Psychology 
Adolescent Psychology 
Human Relations in Business 
and Industry 
General Psychology I 
General Psychology II 

Introduction to Sociology 
Contemporary Social Problems 
Marriage and the Family 



(3) 

(3) 
(3) 
(3) 

(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 
(3) 

(3) 
(3) 

(3) 
(3) 
(3) 



MATHEMATICS: 6 Credits 

Mathematics courses used to satisfy the AA mathematics requirement must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher. Pursuant to Rule 6A- 1 0.030 (Gordon 
Rule), the student must successfiilly complete six (6) semester hours of mathematics coursework. 

General Education Math Requirements 

College Algebra (3) 

Mathematics for Liberal Arts I (3) 

Introductory Statistics (4) 



MAC 


1105 


MGF 


1106 


STA 


2023 



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



MAC 1147 



MAC 2233 



MAC 2311 



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



(5) 



(4) 
(4) 



MAC 1105 


College Algebra 


MAC 1114 


Trigonometry 


MAC 1140 


Pre-Calculus Algebra 


MGF 1107 


Mathematics for Liberal Arts 11 


STA 2023 


Introductory Statistics 


luirements: 
MAC 2312 


Calculus w/ Analytic 




Geometry II 


MAC 2313 


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 fiilfill 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. 



BSC 


1005 


Introduction to Biological Sciences 


(3) 


GLY 


1100 


BSC 


1050C 


Environmental Biology: Man and the 




MCB 


20 IOC 






Environment 


(3) 


BSC 


1010 


BSC 


1051C 


Environmental Biology: South Florida 




BSC 


1011 






Environments 


(3) 


BSC 


1093C 


ISC 


lOOlC 


Foundations of 


(3) 


BSC 


1094C 






Interdisciplinary Science 1 




OCB 


2010 


ISC 


1002C 


Foundations of 


(3) 


CHM 


2025 






Interdisciplinary 




CHM 


2032L 






Science 11 




CHM 


2045 


OCE 


IODIC 


Oceanography I: A 


(3) 


CHM 


2046 






Multidisciplinary Science 




CHM 


2210 


OCE 


1002C 


Oceanography II: A 


(3) 


CHM 


2211 






Multidisciplinary Science 




PHY 


1053 


AST 


2003 


Astronomy I & L 


(4) 


PHY 


1054 


AST 


2004 


Astronomy II & L 


(4) 


PHY 


2048 


GLY 


1010 


Physical Geology & L 


(6) 


PHY 


2049 



Historical Geology & L (6) 

Microbiology (5) 

Biological Science I & L (6) 

Biological Science II & L (6) 

Anatomy / Physiology I (5) 

Anatomy / Physiology II (5) 

Marine Biology & L (6) 

Intro to College Chemistry & L (6) 

Chemistry Lab for Health Science ( I ) 

General Chemistry I & L (6) 

General Chemistry II & L (6) 

Organic Chemistry 1 & L (6) 

Organic Chemistry II & L (6) 

Fundamentals / Physics I & L (6) 

Fundamentals / Physics 11 & L (6) 

General Physics 1 & L (6) 

General Physics II & L (6) 



These courses are sequential, or require another science or math course as a co-requisite or prerequisite: 



85 



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 

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. 



HEALTH & WELLNESS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
CREDITS 

Students may elect to take up to six hours of health and wellness courses 
as elective credit toward graduation. Students are cautioned that such 
credits will transfer to Florida universities only to the degree that 
the 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. 

INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY COURSES 

Florida State Universities may require students to take courses that have 
an international or diversity focus. These are designated with an "I" after 
the course descriptions. 

Total AA Credit Hours: 60 



86 



eLearning 
Courses 



87 




eLearning Courses 



eLeaming courses at Edison College are credit courses 
which are academically equivalent to on-campus courses. 
eLeaming courses allow students the opportunity to com- 
plete most of their course work outside of the classroom, 
and although this allows for greater freedom of schedul- 
ing, 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. An Edison professor is assigned to each 
course. 

The Edison telecourses are available through video 
checkout for the entire semester at the Learning 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 Learn- 
ing Resource Centers. Course offerings are limited and soon 
to be discontinued. 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 ac- 
cessed through a browser. Online courses may include a 
textbook, on-campus sessions for orientation, discussion, 
labs and examinations. Online courses may provide the op- 
portunity for interaction between you, the instructor and 
your classmates through the course Chatroom, Bulletin 
Board, or e-mail. 

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 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 Edison College Health Technologies Office at (239) 

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 
Opticianry 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 call- 
ing the Edison College 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 1 6th credit hour) 
ENC 1 1 02 *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 2010 Art of the Western World (3) 
HUM 22 1 Studies in Humanities: Ancient World 

Through the Renaissance (3) 
HUM 2230 Studies in Humanities: The 17th Century 

To the Present (3) 
HUM 2510 * Humanities Through the Arts 

(writing intensive) (3) 

PHI 2600 Ethics (3) /' 

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) 
DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 

(Development Through the Lifespan in 

Action) (3) 

DEP 2102 Child Psychology (Time to Grow) (3) 

ECO 2013 Economics (Choices & Change Macro) (3) 

ECO 2023 Economics 11 (Choices & Change Micro) (3) 

EDF 2005 Intro to Education (3) 

EME 2040 Intro to Educational Technology (3) 

EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3) 

EUH 1000 * Western Tradition I (The Western Tradition) (3) 

(writing intensive) 

EUH 1001 * Western Tradition II (The Western Tradition) (3) 

(writing intensive) 
POS 204 1 American National Government 

(Government by Consent) (3) 



88 



PSY 2012 



SYG 1000 



1010 
2430 



General Psychology (Psychology: 

Study of Human Behavior) (3) 

Introduction to Sociology 

(Sociological Imagination) (3) 

Contemporary Social Problems (3) 

Marriage & Family (3) 

Natural Science 6 credit hours 

BSC 1050C Environmental Biology: 

Man and the Environment (3) 

1 00 IC Oceanography I (3) 

1002C Oceanography II (3) 

2048 General Physics I (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 II (3) 
Introductory Statistics 

(Introduction to Statistics) (4) 



Electives 



24 credit hours** 

(3) 



SYG 
SYG 



OCE 
OCE 
PHY 



MAT 1033 

MGF 1106 

MGF 1107 

STA 2023 



CCJ 1010 Intro to Criminology 

CCJ 1020 Intro to Criminal Justice (3) 

CJE 1300 Police Organization & Administration (3) 

CJL 2 1 30 Criminal Procedure & Evidence (3) 

CGS 1000 Computer Literacy (3) 

CGS 1100 Micorcomputer Skills (4) 

COP 1000 Intro to Comp. Programming w/VB (3) 

COP 2800 Java Programming (3) 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business (3) 

LIS 2004 Internet for college Research (1) 

HCS 1531 Medical Terminology (3) 

HUN 1201 Fundamentals of Health (3) 

*These classes require the student to write a minimum of 4,000 words 

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. 




Kyle Ketron celebrates his victory as grand winner of the Real Deal Game Show held on the Lee Campus. 



89 




Associate in Science Degree Programs 



Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree 

1 . Earn the required semester hours for the degree with a 
cumulative 2.00 GPA. 

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

3. Successfully complete 25% of the required degree 
course work at Edison College. 

4. Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 

5. Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 

6. Earn a grade of "C" or higher in English composition 
or mathematics courses required for the degree. 

General Education Requirement in all Associate in 
Science Degree Programs: 

The Florida Department of Education Administrative 
Rule 6A-10.024 specifies: Completion of a minimum of 
fifteen (15) semester hours in the general education core 
curriculum in the subject areas of communication, math- 
ematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences 
which meet the Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools Commission on Colleges criteria. English and math 



courses must meet the requirements adopted by the State 
Board of Education in Rule 6A, FAC and the Board of 
Governors. No physical education credit will be included 
in the general education block of credit. Additionally, Ad- 
ministrative Rule 6A indicates students must earn a grade 
of C or better in English and mathematics. 

Limited Admissions AS Degree Programs 

The Associate of Science Degree programs in Dental Hygiene, 
Nursing, Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology, and Cardio- 
vascular Technology are selective admissions programs. Admis- 
sion 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 
school districts. Information about articulation agreements is 
available from the respective program coordinator 



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 suc- 
cessfully complete this program will have the knowledge 
and skills necessary to sit for two certification examina- 
tions. 

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. 

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 (239) 489- 
9295 for further information. 

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. 



90 



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 1106 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 I 3 

GEB 101 1 Introduction to Business 3 

ACG 201 1 Financial Accounting II 3 

RMI 2001 Principles of Risk Management 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3 

ECO 2013 Economics I ....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 

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. 



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, 3 1 hours of degree core requirements, and 
15 hours of business or related subject electives. 

This degree transfers 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, ACQ 201 1, ACQ 2071 & ECO 2023. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! 3 

ENC 1 102 Composition II 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 

ECO 2013 Economics I 3 

*Humanities Electives 3 

TOTAL l8" 



ACG 


1001 


ACG 


1002 


CGS 


1100 


MTB 


1103 


MAN 


2021 


FIN 


2100 


GEB 


1011 


BUL 


2241 


MAR 


2011 


SLS 


1331 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Financial Accounting 1 3 

Microcomputer Accounting Applications 3 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Business Mathematics 3 

Management Principles 3 

Personal Finance 3 

Introduction to Business 3 

Business Law 1 3 

Marketing 3 

Personal Business Skills 3 

TOTAL ^ 



BUSINESS and/or RELATED SUBJECT ELECTIVES 

May be ECO 2023, STA 2023, BUL 2242 or any course in Accounting, 
Business, Hospitality, Management, Customer Service, Computer Tech- 
nology, Banking, Finance or Real Estate. 

TOTAL Is 

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 con- 
temporary 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. 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. 




Fall 



Spring 



Summer A 



Summer B 



#1 


GEB 1011 


ACG 1001 


MAC 1105 


ENC 1102 


#2 


ECO 2013 


MAN 2021 


SPC 1600 


ACG 1002 


#3 


CGS 1100 


ENC 1101 






#1 


ACG 2011 


ACG 2071 


STA 2023 


GEB 1949/2949 


#2 


ECO 2023 


MAC 2233 


BUL 2241 


BUL 2242 


#3 


HUMANITIES 


MAR 20 11 







Yearl 



Year 2 



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 pro- 
gram. 

• Meet with college personnel regarding the program requirements. 

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



91 



CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY 



The Cardiovascular Technology Program is a two year 
program leading to an Associate in Science Degree in Car- 
diovascular Technology. The first year of the program is 
comprised of both general education and core cardiovas- 
cular courses. In the second year students are concentrat- 
ing on core didactic, lab and clinical cardiovascular courses. 
Clinical instruction occurs at affiliated hospitals through- 
out Southwest Florida. 

Cardiovascular Technology is an exciting, rewarding 
and relatively new field. Cardiovascular disease is the lead- 
ing cause of death in the United States. Advances in tech- 
nology and the training of Cardiovascular Technologists 
have improved the lives of millions of patients. This has 
resulted in a high demand for our graduates. After gradua- 
tion you will be in demand as a Cardiovascular Technolo- 
gist to work in hospitals and cardiology practices. The 
demand is high in Florida and throughout the United States. 

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist is employed 
in cardiac catheterization laboratories (cath labs). Our spe- 
cialty of invasive cardiology will prepare the graduate to 
function in multiple facets in the cardiac catheterization 
laboratory. Working with a Cardiologist they perform so- 
phisticated tests in order to diagnose and quantify cardiac 
disorders. These include coronary artery disease, cardiac 
valve disease or disorders of the heart's electrical conduc- 
tion system. Cardiovascular Technologists perform diag- 
nostic cardiac catheterization studies on patients including 
coronary arteriography, hemodynamic monitoring and 
analysis, 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. 
We also offer an elective in echocardiography for students 
who would like a basic foundation in this high demand field. 

The Edison College Cardiovascular Technology Pro- 
gram is accredited in invasive cardiology by The Commis- 
sion on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
(www.caahep.org) based on the recommendation of the 
Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular 
Technology. 

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health 
Education Programs (CAAHEP) is located at 1361 Park 
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, phone 727-210-2350. 

Graduates may apply for the invasive cardiology regis- 
try examination offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing In- 
ternational (CCI) for national certification. Upon success- 
ful completion of the national exam, graduates cam the RCIS 
(Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist) credential. 

A freshman class begins each Fall. Currently 20 fresh- 
men are accepted each year. Class size is limited by the 
number of cardiology laboratories in the clinical affiliates 
needed for the training of students. Students will have the 
opportunity to practice cardiac catheterization procedures 
in our "on campus" cath lab prior to entering the clinical 
component of the curriculum. The Cardiovascular Tech- 
nology Program is a "limited" admission program. The 
criteria for admission are available through the program 
office or through the Health Professions office at (239)- 
489-9255. Information packets with application to the pro- 
gram may be downloaded by visiting www.edison.edu (go 



92 



to Academic Programs, click on Academic Program Web 
pages, click on your program of interest to download.) 

First Round Application Deadline: June 1 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The Program prerequisite encompasses successful comple- 
tion of the program acceptance process including calcula- 
tion of program admission points, competition with all other 
applicants based on academic transcript evaluation and 
affective skills demonstration. The admissions process 
requires satisfactory completion of a College-approved 
criminal history background check completed at the 
applicant's expense. The clinical enrollment process 
requires satisfactory completion of a technical standards 
form and an immunization and health report. 



ENC 
PSY 
BSC 

BSC 

MGF 
CHM 
CHM 
PHY 

MCB 



RET 
RET 
RET 
CVT 
CVT 
CVT 
CVT 
CVT 
CVT 
RET 
CVT 

CVT 



CVT 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1101 Composition I 3 

2012 General Psychology 3 

1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 

with Lab 5 

1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 

with Lab 5 

1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

2025 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

2032L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

1007 Physics for Health Sciences 3 

2010C Microbiology 5 

♦Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL l4" 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

1024 Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Tech 3 

1616C Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 2 

1821L Freshman Pre Clinic 2 

1200 Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2 

2420C Invasive Cardiology I 4 

2620C Noninvasive Cardiology I 4 

2840L Cardiovascular Practicum II 6 

2421C Invasive Cardiology II 4 

2841L Cardiovascular Practicum III 6 

2244 Critical Care Applications 2 

2920 Cardiovascular Technologist 

as a Professional 2 

2842L Cardiovascular Practicum IV 6 

TOTAL 43 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 77 



CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

262 IC Noninvasive Cardiology 

II-Echocardiography 

TOTAL 



General Education Requirements are included in the 
required sequences listed above. Some students prefer to 
take most or all of their general education courses before 
entering the 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. 



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 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 (239) 489- 
9295 for further information. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



CGS 


1100 


SLS 


1331 


ACG 


1001 


MAN 


2021 


SMB 


2000 


COP 


1000 


CDA 


1005 


COP 


1224 


COP 


2222 


COP 


2172 


CIS 


2321 


CGS 


2260 


COP 


2701 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Personal Business Skills 3 

Financial Accounting I 3 

Management Principles 3 

or 

Small Business Management 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 ^ 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 63 




ENC 
ENC 

SPC 



MGF 



PHI 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1101 Composidon I 3 

1 102 Composition II 3 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 

1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

1 1 06 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher level mathematics 3 

2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical 

Thinking 3 

*Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL Is 



ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, Com- 
puter Technology, Office Systems Technology, Drafting and 
Design or student internships. 

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




Edison College administration, faculty, staff and students hold a memorial walk to honor 
cancer victims and survivors, an event held in conjunction with the American Cancer 
Society Relay for Life. 



93 



CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 



The Crime Scene Technology Associate in Science 
Degree is designed to prepare students for employment in 
fields related to crime scene investigation. Graduates of 
this program are able to locate, preserve, develop, collect, 
analyze, and present physical evidence relating to the scene 
of a crime. The program provides students with the neces- 
sary skills to accurately map, 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, 
agencies are using more civilians in this position. Job op- 
portunities are enhanced with the ability to relocate. 

The nature of crime scene investigation can require 
physical activity. Students enrolled in the Crime Scene 
Technology program must be physically able to go into, 
under, on top of, and through many different environmen- 
tal scenes as part of their training. The employment pro- 
cess may include an extensive background investigation. A 
prior criminal history may strongly inhibit employment op- 
portunities in this field. Potential employers may require 
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 

Students intending to transfer to a Bachelor's degree 
program, including Edison College's Bachelor of Applied 
Science Degree in Public Safety Management, are strongly 
encouraged to consult with the transferring institution re- 
garding the choice of elective credit. Contact the Edison 
University Center at (239) 489-9295 for current informa- 
tion on Bachelors degree partnerships with Edison College. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



ENC 
ENC 
MGF 

PHI 
PSY 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1 101 Composition I 3 

1 102 Composition II 3 

1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher level mathematics 3 

2600 Ethics 3 

2012 General Psychology I 3 

*Natural Science 3 

TOTAL 'is 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

1100 Microcomputer Skills or higher 4 

2649 Forensic Death Investigation 3 

1110 Introduction to Crime Scene 

Technology 3 

2 1 00 Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

21 lie Advanced Crime Scene 

Technology 4 

2113 Courtroom Presentation of 

Scientific Evidence 3 

2141 Introduction to Forensics 4 

2220C Crime Scene Photography I 3 

2221C Crime Scene Photography II 3 

2241 Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

TOTAL 16" 

ELECTIVES: 6 



CCJ 
COS 
CJE 
CJT 

CJT 
CJT 

CJT 

CJT 
CJT 
CJT 
CJT 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



60 



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




94 



Professor Nisson demonstrates evidence collection techniques in crime scene investigation 
course. 



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 including Edison College's Bachelor of Applied 
Science Degree in Public Safety Management, are strongly 
encouraged to consult with the transferring institution re- 
garding the choice of elective credit. The Associate in Sci- 
ence Degree in Criminal Justice Technology will transfer 
to any Florida state university Bachelor of Science Degree 
in Criminal Justice. Contact the Edison University Center 
at (239) 489-9295 for current information on Bachelors de- 
gree partnerships with Edison College. 

Florida Criminal Justice Academy 
Bridge Program 

Students successfully completing Florida Department 
of Law Enforcement's State Officer Certification 
Examination in Law Enforcement or Corrections are 
eligible for college credit as part of the Florida Department 
of Education PSAV to AS degree articulation agreement. 
Current law enforcement officers are eligible for 1 5 college 
credit hours and current corrections officers are eligible for 
12 college credit hours, toward elective credit in the 
Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice 
Technology. In addition, selected degree core requirements 
can be completed in a compressed study format. 

Florida Criminal Justice Academy Bridge 
Program Requirements: 

To qualify for the Florida Criminal Justice Academy Bridge 
Program, the student must: 

1. Complete an orientation appointment with the 
Criminal Justice Program Advisor or designee. 

2. Produce proof of the successful completion of 
Florida Officer Certification in Law Enforcement 
and/or Corrections. 

3. Complete all college entrance requirements, 
including testing. 

4. Declare degree seeking status in the Associate in 
Science Degree in Criminal Justice Technology 
(AS CRJT). 

5. Complete at least 16 credit hours of coursework 
at Edison College prior to the recognition of 
articulated credit. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 



Composition I 

Composition II 

College Algebra OR 

Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3 

*Humanities Elective 

(PHI 2600 Ethics recommended) 3 

*Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL l8 



ENC 


1101 


ENC 


1102 


MAC 


1105 


MGF 


1106 


SPC 


1600 




DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 



CCJ 


1020 


CJL 


2100 


CJL 


2130 


CJC 


1000 


CJT 


1110 


CJT 


2100 


CCJ 


1010 


CCJ 


2500 


CJE 


1300 



Credit 
Hours 

Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

Criminal Law 3 

Criminal Procedure and Evidence 3 

Introduction to Corrections 3 

Introduction to Crime Scene Technology 3 

Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

Introduction to Criminology 3 

Juvenile Delinquency 3 

Police Organization and Administration 3 



TOTAL 



27 



SPECIFIED ELECTIVES: 

Choose from any course listed under the following 

prefixes: CCJ, CJT, DEP, EMS, FFP. HUS, INP, PLA, 

POS, PSY, SYG, MAT 1033, any foreign language course, or any 

qualifying criminal justice academy bridge award 10 

ELECTIVES: 

Choose from any course listed under the Edison College 
Catalog as A. A 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. 




The study of forensic evidence affords students vital job 
skills in the field of Criminal Justice Technology. 



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 applicant must 
have completed three of the following sciences classes: BSC 
1 093C, BCS 1 094C, MCB 20 1 OC, CHM 2030, and/or CHM 
203 3 L completed by the records check appointment. Infor- 
mation packets with application to the program may be 
downloaded by visiting www.edison.edu (go to Academic 
Programs, click on Academic Program Web pages, click 
on your program of interest to download.) 

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, licensure exams, and asso- 
ciation dues. 

First Round Application Deadline: December 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 admissions process requires satisfactory comple- 
tion of a College-approved criminal history background check 
completed at the applicant's expense. The clinical 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 2025 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

CHM 2032L Chemistry Lab - Health Sciences 1 

MCB 2010C Microbiology 5 

SYG 1000 Sociology 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL 34" 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

DES 1020C Dental Anatomy 3 

DEH 1003 Dental Hygiene 1 2 

DEH 1003L Dental Hygiene I Pre-clinic 3 

DES 1200C Radiology 3 

DEH 1802 Dental Hygiene II 2 

DEH 1802L Dental Hygiene II Clinical 3 

DEH 1602 Periodontics 2 

DES llOOC Dental Materials 3 

DES 2830C Expanded Functions 2 

DEH 1130 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 ^ 

TOTAL 54 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 88 

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




Members of the community receive discounted dental 
cleanings at the Lee Campus dental hygiene 
laboratory, providing hands-on experience for 
students. 



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). 

This degree may transfer to a university bachelor's de- 
gree program. Please contact the Edison University Center 
at (239) 489-9295 for ftjrther information. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 

tSocial Science Elective 3 

***Humanities Elective 3 

*Natural Science Elective 3 

TOTAL Is" 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

ETD 1100 Engineering Graphics I (Manual) 4 

ETD 1320 Computer Aided Drafting 3 

ETD 2350 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting 3 

EGS 1001 Introduction to Engineering 3 

BCN 2710 Construction Procedures 4 

GST 2335 **Business Communications 

or 
ENC 1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

GIS 1040 Geographic Information Systems 

or 

BCN 1272 Blueprint Reading 3 

ETD 1538 AutoCad for Residential Architecture 

or 

ETD 1103C Engineering Graphics 1 (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 1 140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3 

MAC 1114 Trigonometry 3 

Electives 3 

TOTAL It" 

CAD Specialization 

ETD 1538 AutoCad for Residential Architecture 
or 

ETD 1103C Engineering Graphics I (CAD) 4 

ETD 1530 Drafting and Design (Manual) 4 

GIS 1045 Geographic Information Systems 

Customization 3 

Electives 6 

TOTAL Tt" 

Building Construction Specialization 

BCN 1230C Materials & Methods of Construction 3 

BCT 1760 Building Codes 2 

BCT 2730 Construction Management 3 

BCT 1770 Construction Estimating 3 

BCT 2708 Advanced Construction Project 

Management 3 

BCT 1720 Construction Scheduling 3 

TOTAL TT 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be chosen from: SUR llOOC, SUR 2140C, ETD 
1541, ETD 1220, COS 1100, MAC 1140 or MAC 1114, ART 
2602C, GST 1140, CGS 1364, GEE 1949. 

♦Students can choose one ofthe following: ISC 1001C,ISC 1002C,AST 
2003-AST 2003L, 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. 





Use of contemporary surveying and drafting technology 
equips students to compete in a vigorous Southwest 
Florida job market. 



97 



EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 



This program is designed to prepare students for em- 
ployment as child development center teachers, early in- 
tervention associates, child development center curriculum 
coordinators, infant/toddler teachers, preschool teachers, 
providers of care in school age programs, family child care 
providers, home visitors, child development center man- 
agers, or teachers' aides in public and private programs. 
Career goals include teaching in the private sector or 
teacher's aide in public and private programs. 

A pre-admission consultation with the program coor- 
dinator is strongly recommended. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 3 

MGF 1106 or 

MAC 105 3 

SPC 1600 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 

***Natural Science Elective 3 

TOTAL "18^ 



CHD 
CHD 
CHD 
CHD 
CHD 
EEC 
EEC 
EEC 
EEC 
EEC 
EEX 
HSC 



CHD 
DEP 
EEC 
EEC 
EME 
EDF 
EDG 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1134 Management of Early Childhood Learning 3 

1135 Understanding Young Children 3 

1220 Introduction, to Child Development 3 

1332 Creative Experiences for the Young Child 3 

2324 Early Childhood Language Arts & Reading 3 

1000 Foundations in Early Childhood Education 3 

1202 Principles of Early Childhood Curriculum 3 

1603 Positive Guidance and Behavior Management 3 

1946 Early Childhood Practicum 3 

1947 Early Childhood Practicum II 3 

1013 Special Needs in Early Childhood Education... 3 
1422 Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young 

Child J_ 

TOTAL 36 

CORE ELECTIVES (CHOOSE THREE): 

1120 Infant/Toddler Development 3 

2102 Child Psychology 3 

1003 Introduction to School Age Care 3 

2521 Administration of a Child Care Center 3 

2040 Introduction to Educational Technology 3 

2005 Introduction to Education 3 

2701 Teaching Diverse Populations 3 

TOTAL "9~ 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63 



*Humanities courses 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 under Social Science. PSY 2012 is recom- 
mended. 

***Students may choose one of the following Natural Science Electives: 
BSC 1050C, ISC lOOlC, BSC 1051C. 




Edison 's campus-hascd child care centers are nationally accredited and offer 
developmentally appropriate, affordable care and education for the children of 
students and staff 



98 



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 Florida EMT-Basic exam, 
students must successfully complete the EMT-Basic Pro- 
gram. To be eligible to sit for the Florida Paramedic exam, 
the student must be currently certified as a Florida EMT-B 
and successfully complete the Paramedic Certificate Pro- 
gram. 

Students may obtain an Associate in 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. 

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

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



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

AdiTiission requirements for the EMT-Basic Program encompass 
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). 
The clinical enrollment process requires satisfactory 
completion of an immunization and health report. The adinissions 
process requires satisfactory completion of a College- 
approved criminal advisory background check completed at 
the applicant's expense. 



Admission requirements for the Paramedic Program 
encompass evidence of current Florida EMT-Basic certifi- 
cation (or eligible for certification-must be Florida certi- 
fied within 90 days of beginning EMS 2671), current CPR 
certification, grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, 
and completion of FCELPT testing with no DLA hold(s). 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 

or 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology I 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology 1 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II ^ 

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 I 2 

EMS 2655 Paramedic Field Internship II 2 

EMS 2656 Paramedic Field Internship III 4 

EMS 2649 Paramedic Hospital Clinicals 4 

EMS 2647 Advanced Airway Management 2 

MNA 2345 Supervision 
or 

FFP 2720 Fire Company Officer Leadership 3 

TOTAL ^ 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 73 

A student who has completed a hospital-based or vo- 
cational technical center-based program accredited by the 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs 
and is Florida certified as an EMT-B or Paramedic may 
satisfy the career core requirements through successful 
completion of EMS 1810-EMS Equivalency Assessment. 

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




99 



FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science Tech- 
nology is designed to provide advanced educational op- 
portunities for fire service personnel. Students gain both 
knowledge and experience useful to career advancement 
in the challenging field of fire service. The program is de- 
signed both for students who have completed Florida 
firefighting minimum standards training, and those inter- 
ested in expanding career opportunities in the field of fire 
science. Fire Science Technology courses are designed to 
fit into the work schedule of employed fire service person- 
nel. 



FFP 


1505 


FFP 


1304 


FFP 


1540 


FFP 


2720 


FFP 


2740 


FFP 


2120 


FFP 


2810 


FFP 


2811 


FFP 


2301 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Fire Prevention Practices 3 

Fire Apparatus Operations 3 

Private Fire Protection Systems 3 

Fire Company Officer Leadership 3 

Fire Service Instructor 3 

Building Construction for the 

Fire Service 3 

Firefighting Tactic & Strategy I 3 

Firefighting Tactic & Strategy II 3 

Fire Service Hydraulics 3 

Degree Core Credit Hours 27 

Subtotal 42 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Florida Firefighting Minimum Standards training is 
recommended, but not required. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1 102 Composition II 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 

General Education Credit Hours 15 



SPECIFIED ELECTIVES: 



Choose from any course under the following prefixes: 
(limited to 6 hours), COS 



Credit 
Hours 

FFP, EMS 
12 



CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be chosen from any category 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 



Credit 
Hours 

6 

~60 















''^^^r^~-^>^ 














^"^fe 










..^•f)^^ 


~ 


^^^2 


rf- 


r ' 


'** 


-if 




^ 


■m 


-'^: 




PV. 


\ 




IF.. 




■ 


MH.MI .\ 'SbL 


J 


E 










• 


,.„| 


I 


r 




^ 


wm 






'W 


p 


rk 




' '■■' 


\ ^^B 




J 








"^^ 


1^ 




. \> 






B.'^ 


^^ , 









Smooth as a glass-top table, a freshwater lake on the Charlotte Campus reflects the James and Barbara 
Moore Observatory, which provides a rich array of astronomy experiences for students and community 
members. 



100 



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. 




GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL IS^ 



GCO 


1201 


GCO 


1400 


GCO 


2931 


GCO 


2431 


GCO 


2441 


GCO 


2442 


GCO 


2450 


GCO 


2741 


GCO 


2601 


GCO 


2602 


GCO 


2632 


GCO 


2633 


SOS 


2102 


GEB 


1949 


SOS 


1401 


SOS 


1005 


GCO 


1743 


GCO 


2500 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Basic Golf Course Mechanics 3 

Principles of Turfgrass Science I 3 

Turfgrass Management Seminar 3 

Irrigation and Drainage 3 

Integrated Pest Management 

for Turf I: Insect Pests of Turf 3 

Integrated Pest Management 

for Turf II: Diseases of Turf 3 

Integrated Pest Management for 

Turf III: Weed Science for Turf 3 

Plant ID and Landscape Design 3 

Applied Materials Chemistry and 

Calculations for Turf I 3 

Applied Materials Chemistry and 

Calculations for Turf II 3 

Golf Course Organization 

and Administration I 3 

Golf Course Organization 

and Administration II 3 

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers 3 

Golf Course Work Experience 3 

Physics and Chemistry of Turf Soils 3 

Biology of Turf Soils 3 

Golf Course Design and Construction 3 

Environmental Issues in Golf Course 

Construction and Management 3 

TOTAL M^ 

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 124. 




A golf course green on the Lee Campus provides students with first-hand experience in turfgrass maintenance. 



101 



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 program- 
ming skills with those skills required for Internet based cli- 
ent/server applications development. 

The degree consists of 1 8 hours of general education 
requirements, and 45 hours of degree core requirements. 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this de- 
gree to transfer to a university bachelor's degree program. 
Please contact the Edison University Center at (239) 489- 
9295 for fiirther information. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1101 Composition I 3 

1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

1 1 06 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher 3 

2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL Is 



ENC 
ENC 

SPC 



MGF 



PHI 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

COP 1822 Internet Programming - HTML 4 

COP 2800 Java Programming 3 

COP 2830 Internet Programming - 

Advanced Scripting 3 

COS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

COP 1224 Programming with C++ 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems and Management 3 

COP 2172 Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3 

or 

COP 2222 Advanced Programming with C++ 3 

CDA 1005 Networking Essentials 3 

CDA 2524 Linux Internet Servers 4 

CDA 2500 Windows Server 3 

COS 2260 Computer Hardware & Software Maintenance 3 
SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 3 

TOTAL IF 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 63 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, Computer 
Technology, OST, Drafting and Design or student internships. 




Sunrise breaks across Lake Virginia on the Lee campus of Edison College, where a 
clean, naturally beautiful setting and dedicated professors contribute to a spirit of 
excellence. 



102 



NETWORKING ADMINISTRATOR 



The Associate in Science Degree in Networking Ad- 
ministrator is designed to prepare students for employment 
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 standards, busi- 
ness platforms and operating systems. To enable the stu- 
dent to work effectively in modem business environments, 
the program stresses the development of student skills in 
written and oral communication, human relations, manage- 
ment and business operations. 

The degree consists of 18 hours of general education 
requirements, and 44 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 (239) 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 

or 

Small Business Management 3 

Computer Keyboarding 3 

Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 6 

TOTAL IT 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 62 



ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, Computer Technol- 
ogy, GST, Drafting and Design or student internships. 

* Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 



CDA 


1005 


CDA 


2500 


CDA 


2524 


CDA 


2525 


COS 


1100 


CGS 


2260 


CIS 


2321 


COP 


1000 


GEB 


1011 


MAN 


2021 


SBM 


2000 


*OST 


1140 


SLS 


1331 




PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



ENC 
ENC 

SPC 



MGF 



INP 



PHI 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1101 Composition I 3 

1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

2301 Human Relations in Business 

and Industry 3 

2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

TOTAL Is" 




■Students give generously oj their time and talents to enhance the 
community, including regular on-campus blood drives. 



103 



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 in- 
stitutions, 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 Basic Programs are offered in day and evening/ 
weekend formats on the Lee campus. Charlotte and Collier 
campuses offer the Basic Program during the day. The Ad- 
vanced Placement Programs are available to students who 
already hold licensure as an LPN, or certification as a para- 
medic, registered respiratory technician (RRT), or cardio- 
vascular 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 College Nursing Program is approved by 
the Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin 
C02, Tallahassee 32399-3252, phone (850) 488-0595. The 
Nursing Program is also fully accredited by the National 
League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 
61 Broadway, 33rd 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 College does 
not imply acceptance into either Nursing Program. Follow- 
ing admission to the College, the student must meet all ad- 
mission criteria for the Edison nursing program he/she 
wants to attend before applying to that program. Each pro- 
gram has its own admission packet. Since there often are 
more qualified applicants than available spaces, meeting 
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 in 
the general education requirements, number of required 
general education courses completed, and standardized pre- 
admission test score. Applicants with the highest point to- 
tals, who meet all criteria, are offered admission on a space- 



available basis. For details regarding the admission crite- 
ria and point system, refer to the Edison Nursing applica- 
tion packet and/or access the nursing program web pages 
at www.edison.edu. 

Students are admitted to the Basic Nursing Program 
on the Lee or Collier campuses twice a year. Applicants 
are admitted to the Charlotte Basic Nursing Program once 
per year. Admission to the Advanced Placement Program 
occurs on each campus annually. Contact the Nursing Of- 
fice on the appropriate campus for applications, deadline 
dates, and enrollment limits. 

Under normal circumstances, transfers between cam- 
puses are prohibited. Should extenuating circumstances 
arise which are beyond the student's control, transfer re- 
quests will be considered on a case-by-case basis by a com- 
mittee comprised of either the Basic or Advanced Place- 
ment Program Coordinators and the District Director of 
Nursing. All requests for transfer must include supporting 
documentation. 

TRANSFER APPLICANTS 

Applicants who have attended another RN program in 
the past year may apply for admission to the Edison Col- 
lege nursing programs, provided that they supply a letter 
of good standing from the director(s) of previous nursing 
program(s). The transfer applicant must meet the same ad- 
mission criteria as any other nursing applicant. Students 
who have been academically dismissed from another nurs- 
ing program are not eligible to apply to Edison's Nursing 
Programs. 

All nursing coursework taken elsewhere and at Edison 
College must be completed within 3.5 years (from the first 
nursing course taken to graduation from Edison College). 
Nursing courses older than one year will not be accepted 
for transfer. 

Transcripts must be evaluated by both the Nursing Pro- 
gram 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 evalu- 
ated, complete syllabi from all previously taken nursing 
courses must accompany the application. Any transfer nurs- 
ing student must complete a minimum of 1 8 credit hours at 
Edison in order to graduate from Edison's ADN program. 

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. 



104 



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 written 
approval of the Director of Nursing. 

3. Computer Usage 

Basic computer knowledge is required to complete 
some assignments in nursing courses. Many nursing 
courses utilize web-based instruction. Instructors in 
those courses will provide classroom demonstrations 
of web-based materials. 

4. 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. 

5. 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 

MAC1105** College Algebra 3 



♦Prerequisites must be completed BEFORE entering the Nursing Pro- 
gram 

Program prerequisites are part of the General Education Require- 
ments. 

**May substitute STA 2023 or Math higher than College Alge- 
bra 

The clinical enrollment process requires satisfactory completion 
of an immunization and health report. The admissions process also 
requires satisfactory completion of a College-approved criminal 
history background check completed at the applicant's expense. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 English Composition 1 3 

HUM *Any Humanities course 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 3 

BSC 1094C Anatomy & Physiology II 5 

MCB 2010C 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 1 142 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 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. Consult Nursing Office for details. 



105 



NURSING 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM 

Application Deadline: Contact Nursing Office on respective campuses. 



COIRSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES*: 



Credit 



lours 

BSC 1093C 
BSC 1094C 
ENC 1101 



Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

Anatomy & Physiology II 5 

English Composition 1 3 

MAC 1 105** College Algebra .3 

TOTAL 16 



Successful completion of NLN Nursing Mobility Exam 

♦Prerequisites must be completed BEFORE admission to the Ca- 
reer Core 

Program prerequisites are part of the General Education Require- 
ments. 

♦*May substitute STA 2023 or Math higher than College Alge- 
bra 

The clinical enrollment process requires satisfactory completion 
of an immunization and health report. The admissions process 
requires satisfactory completion of a College-approved criminal 
history background check completed at the applicant's expense. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 3 

HUM *Any Humanities course 3 

MCB 2010C Microbiology ^ 

TOTAL 14 




NUR 
NUR 

NUR 

NUR 



1062C 
1204/ 
1204L 
1511 

1932 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS:** 

Credit 
Hours 

Health Assessment & Skills Practicum 3 



NUR 


2140 


NUR 


2260/ 




2260L 


NUR 


2310/ 




2310L 


NUR 


2424/ 




2424L 


NUR 


2523 


NUR 


2530 


NUR 


2810/ 




2810L 



Transitional Nursing Concepts 5 

Introduction to Mental Health 

Concepts in Nursing 1 

Advanced Placement Seminar 1 

Advanced Placement Credit 10 

(Awarded after successful 

completion of NUR 1062C, 

NUR 1204/1204L, NUR 1932 

Advanced Pharmacological Concepts 2 

Advanced Aduh 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. 



Dr. Terry Ogilby, Ph.D., R.N., shows nursing 
student, Ester Magumba, how to listen to lung 
sounds. 



106 



OPTICIANRY PROGRAM 



The Opticianry Program is made possible via an inter- 
institutional agreement between Edison College and 
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa, 
Florida. Edison College offers the general education por- 
tion of the degree and assists in the teaching of the vision 
care courses. The degree is granted by Hillsborough Com- 
munity College. The program is delivered via distance learn- 
ing technology combined with campus based instruction. 
The laboratory courses are held in the new Vision Care 
Laboratory in the Kenneth P. Walker Health Sciences Build- 
ing. 

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 affili- 
ate 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 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 



Group I 

ENC 1101 
PHI 2600 
Group II 
MGF 1106 
Group III 
PSY 2012 
SYG 1000 



Credit 
Hours 

Composition I 3 

Ethics or any Humanities Elective 3 

Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

General Psychology 3 

Introduction to Sociology 3 

TOTAL IS^ 



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 I 3 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens I 3 

TOTAL 13 

FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER 

OPT 1 156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Lab 1 3 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory I 3 

OPT 2500L Contact Lens Lab I 3 

OPT 2800L Vision Care Clinical I 2 

TOTAL 14 

FIRST YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 2 

OPT 2801L Vision Care Clinical II J^ 

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 2802L Vision Care 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 2803L Vision Care Clinicical IV 2 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Lab 1 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 J^ 

TOTAL 3 

TOTAL CREDITS HOURS: 72 





Edison s opticianiy program prepares students for dynamic 
careers in the field of ophthalmics and vision care. 



107 



PARALEGAL STUDIES 



Approved by the American Bar Association 



The Paralegal Studies Associate in Science Degree is 
designed for students seeking a professional career in a law- 
related field. The program trains students in many diverse 
areas of law. Subjects include legal research and writing, 
real estate law, criminal law, family law, wills and trusts, 
torts, and litigation. 

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 
problems. Other roles may include performing legal re- 
search, developing new procedures, and drafting of docu- 
ments. 

Paralegals and legal assistants may not act as, or rep- 
resent themselves as lawyers. Graduation from the Edison 
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 represent them- 
selves 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 law^yer is responsible." 

Students intending to transfer to a Bachelor's degree, 
including Edison College's Bachelor of Applied Science 
Degree in Public Safety Management, are strongly encour- 
aged to consult with the transferring institution regarding 
the choice of elective credit. Contact the Edison Univer- 
sity Center at (239) 489-9295 for current information on 
Bachelors degree partnerships with Edison College. 



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 1 102 Composition II 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communication 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

*Humanities 3 

(PHI 2600 Ethics recommended) 

*Social Science 3 

TOTAL Is" 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

BUL 2241 Business Law 1 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 1 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 ^ 

TOTAL 37 

ELECTIVES: 

9 
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 

* 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. 




Teamwork and a commitment to excellence temper the challenges of cramming for exam week. 



108 



PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM 



The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is delivered 
to the students at Broward and Edison College via distance 
learning technology. Upon successful completion of the pro- 
gram, an associates degree is granted by Broward Commu- 
nity College. Lectures are broadcast in real time so that all 
sites participate in lecture classes together. The individual 
sites manage lab sessions. The clinical education compo- 
nent of the program is managed by the Academic Coordi- 
nator 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 therapy 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 from September to May. 
Please visit www.broward.edu for additional information. 
Information packets with application to the program may 
be downloaded by visiting www.edison.edu. under the Aca- 
demic Programs section. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

HSC 1531 Medical Terminology, *BSC 1093C 
Anatomy and Physiology 1 and *BSC 1094C - 
Anatomy and Physiology 2. 
* - Requires a pre-requisite course. Refer to course 
description in catalog for details. 



I 



Criteria for Admission to the Physical Therapist As- 
sistant Program applicants must: 

• Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. 

• Complete all pre-requisite courses with a grade of "C" 
or higher prior to submitting a program application. 

• Complete a Broward Community College continuing 
education course: Online Test Drive prior to the start 
of PHT courses in Term I, August. Completion of this 
course is not required for program application . Regis- 
tration information will be provided to students fol- 
lowing application to the program. 

• Complete a Medical History and Physical Examina- 
tion prio r to the start of PHT courses in Term I, Au- 
gust. Completion of the physical is not required for 
program application . Physical Examination informa- 
tion will be provided to students following application 
to the program. 

• Applicants who meet minimum admission criteria will 
be ranked by GPA with program seats filled based on 
highest ranking. 



Requirements for the Physical 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: 

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

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

Prerequisite Courses 

HSC 1531 Medical Terminology 3 

*BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

*BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

Program: First Year Term I 

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 

*PHT 1010 Physical Principles for PTA 1 

*PHT 1200 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3 

*PHT 1200L Introduction to PT Lab 1 

*PHT 1 103 Anatomy for PTA 3 

*PHT 1103L Anatomy for PTA Lab I 

*PHT 1300 Survey of Pathological Deficits 4 

*PHT 1310 Survey of Musculoskeletal Deficits ^2^ 

TOTAL Is" 

First Year Term II 

*PHT 1211 Disabilities and Thera. Proc. I 2 

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

*PHT 1350 Basic Pharmacology I 

*PHT 2224 Disabilities and Thera. Proc. II 3 

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

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

**Elective Humanities 3 

MAT 9024 Introduction to Algebra 

Note: MAT 9012 & MAT 9020 Sequence accepted 

TOTAL 16 

First Year Term III 

*PHT 1801L Clinical Practicum I 2 

PHT 1020 Therapeutic Comm. for PTA ^ 

TOTAL 4 

Second Year Term I 

*PHT 2810L Clinical Practicum II 6 

*PHT 2162 Survey of Neurological Deficits 4 

*PHT 2120 Applied Kinesiology 3 

*PHT 2I20L Applied Kinesiology Lab J_ 

TOTAL 14 

Second Year Term II 

*PHT 2704 Rehabilitative Procedures 3 

*PHT 2704L Rehabilitative Procedures Lab 1 

*PHT 2820L Clinical Practicum III 5 

*PHT 2931 Transition Seminar 2 

TOTAL 11 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 74 

*Requires a pre- or co- requisite. See course description in catalog. 

**Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the 

General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 

Successful completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program 

will satisfy the SACS Oral Communication Standard and basic 

computer skill requirement. 

Upon successful completion of PHT 1200 and PHT 1200L, student 

will have met the Health Careers Core objectives. 




109 



RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 



The Radiologic Technologist is an allied health pro- 
fessional who combines patient care skills with an in-depth 
knowledge of human anatomy and proficient utilization of 
medical imaging equipment. The technologist's goal is to 
produce diagnostic images of the human body with mini- 
mum 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 re- 
quirements. 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 cumulative grade point average is required for gradua- 
tion. 

Applications received after the April 30 deadline may 
or may not be considered for the upcoming enrollment. For 
more information, call (239) 489-9255. Information pack- 
ets with application to the program may be downloaded by 
visiting www.edison.edu (go to Academic Programs, click 
on Academic Program Web pages, click on your program 
of interest to download.) 

First Round, Application Deadline: April 30 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The program prerequisites encompass the successful 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 admissions process requires satisfactory 
completion of a College-approved criminal history background 
check completed at the applicant's expense. The clinical en- 
rollment process requires satisfactory completion of an im- 
munization and health report. Applicants must have completed 
all required college preparatory courses prior to starting the 
program core courses in the Fall semester. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken before or during the program) 

ENC 1101 Composition! 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL ll 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken following program acceptance) 

RTE 1000 Introduction to Rad & Patient Care 3 

RTE 1 503 Radiographic Positioning 1 3 

RTE 1503L Radiographic Positioning 1 Lab 2 

RTE 1613 Radiographic Physics 4 

RTE 1418 Principles of Radiographic Exposure I 3 

RTE 1513 Radiographic Positioning II 3 

RTE 1 804 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 ^ 

TOTAL 52 

ELECTIVES: 

CGS Computer Science Elective 3 

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 ac- 
credited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Ra- 
diologic Technology and are professionally certified as Reg- 
istered Technologists by the American Registry of Radiologic 
Technologists may satisfy the career core requirements (52 
credit hrs.) through successful completion of RTE 1951 -Ra- 
diologic Technology Equivalency Assessment. Call the pro- 
gram office at (239) 489-9110 for further details. 




Dr. Jeff Elsberry, Coordinator, Respiratory Care (right), 
identifies essential diagnostic features on a chest X-ray 
for a student. 



no 



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. A graduate Respiratory Therapist is usually 
employed and licensed in the practice of Respiratory Care 
and has acquired.the knowledge and skills necessary to ad- 
minister respiratory therapy to patients of all ages with var- 
ied diseases, and to patients in need of acute and critical 
care. Respiratory Therapists have the opportunity to learn 
and work in the acute care hospital setting, skilled nursing 
centers, rehabilitation, neo-natal intensive care, and home 
care environments. Because of the local need for gradu- 
ates, scholarships are available through the College as well 
as through local hospitals. A freshman class begins each 
Fall semester. Currently, freshmen are accepted each year 
in June. Class size is limited by the number of critical care 
units in the S.W. Florida clinical affiliates essential to the 
clinical education of students. 

The Program in Respiratory Care is a limited access 
program. The criteria for admission policies are available 
through the program office, the Edison website or through 
the Health Professions office by calling (239) 489-9255. 
Information packets with application to the program may 
be downloaded by visiting www.edison.edu (go to Aca- 
demic Programs, click on Academic Program Web pages, 
click on your program of interest to download.) The pro- 
gram in Respiratory Care is nationally 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 sat- 
isfactory completion of an immunization and health report. 
The admissions process requires satisfactory' completion of a 
College-approved criminal history background check com- 
pleted at the applicant's expense. 



(To be 

ENC 

PSY 

BSC 

BSC 

MGF 

CHM 

CHM 

MCB 



(To be 
RET 
RET 
RET 

RET 
RET 
RET 
RET 
RET 
RET 
RET 
RET 
RET 
RET 
RET 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

taken before or during the program) 

1101 Composition I 3 

2012 General Psychology*** 3 

1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 5 

1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 5 

1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

2025 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

2032L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

2010C Microbiology 5 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL ^ 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

taken following program acceptance) 

1024 Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Tech 3 

161 6C Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 2 

1402 Pulmonary Electronic Instrumentation and 

Pharmacology 2 

1821L Freshman Clinic I 2 

2234C Respiratory Care Therapeutics 4 

2874L Clinical Practicum II 4 

2254C Respiratory Care Assessment 4 

2264C Mechanical Ventilation 4 

24I4C Pulmonary Studies 4 

2244 Critical Care Applications 2 

2714 Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Care 3 

2875L Clinical Practicum III 4 

2930 Respiratory Care Practitioner as a Prof. 2 

2876L Clinical Practicum IV ^ 

TOTAL 45 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 76 




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

**Sociology may be substituted for Psychology 




Respiratory Care students practice drawing 
arterial blood gas in a clinical setting. 



Ill 



112 



Certificate 
Programs 




113 



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. 



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

3. Successfully complete a minimum of 25% of the re- 
quired certificate course work at Edison College. 

4. Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 

5. Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 



ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS 



The Accounting Applications Certificate is designed 
to prepare students as accounting clerks or income tax 
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 

GST 2335 Business Communications 3 

COS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 

ACG 201 1 Financial Accounting II 3 

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting ^3_ 

TOTAL 16 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 11 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 27 



Specialization electives may be chosen from one of 
the following areas: General Accounting or Tax Account- 
ing. 

Credit 
Hours 
General Accounting Specialization 
ACG 2500 Governmental and 

Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 

CGS 2511 Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

Electives 5 

TOTAL IT 

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 2 

TOTAL 11 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Accounting, Busi- 
ness, Management, Finance or Computer courses. 




114 



COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 



This certificate is designed to prepare students to en- 
ter the computer industry in entry level programming posi- 
tions. The core courses provide training in programming 
languages, basic networking design, systems analysis and 
design, and professional development skills. Students cur- 
rently employed in the field can supplement and upgrade 
their skills through the variety of offerings. All credits 
earned in this program are applicable to the AS degree in 
Computer Programming and Analysis. 

Students may be required to take prerequisites or ac- 
quire consent from an instructor to pursue courses for this 
certificate. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CGS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

CDA 1005 Networking Essentials 3 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

COP 1224 Programming with C++ 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems & Management 3 

CGS 2260 Computer Hardware & 

Software Maintenance 3 

COP 2222 Advanced Programming with C++ 

or 

COP 2172 Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3 

COP 2701 Database Programming 

or 

COP 2800 Java Programming 3 

Computer Science Electives at 2000 Level 

(Any CDA, COP, CGS at 2000 Level) .5 

TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS: 33 



PROGR^WI PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 





Students Lauren Wolf and Adrian Ungureanu discuss cabling applications in one of several of the College's 
computer labs. 



115 



CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 



The Crime Scene Technology Certificate Program is 
designed to provide technical training in the field of crime 
scene investigation. The Crime Scene Technology Certifi- 
cate will transfer directly into the Crime Scene Technol- 
ogy Associate in Science Degree and the Criminal Justice 
Technology Associate in Science Degree. 

The nature of crime scene investigation can require 
physical activity. Students enrolled in the Crime Scene 
Technology program must be physically able to go into, 
under, on top of, and through many different environmen- 
tal scenes as part of their training. The employment pro- 
cess may include an extensive background investigation. 
A prior criminal history may strongly inhibit employment 
opportunifies in this field. Potential employers may require 
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. 



PROGR.\M 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 28" 




CSI students investigate a simulated crime scene. 



116 



DENTAL ASSISTING 



The Dental Assisting Program at Edison College leads 
to a Certificate of Completion and eligibility to take the 
Dental Assisting National Boards. Those assistants who pass 
the Boards and maintain continuing education credits may 
use the title "Certified Dental Assistant." Upon comple- 
tion of the program, students will also receive an "Expanded 
Functions Certificate" which enables them to perform des- 
ignated 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. Informa- 
tion packets with application to the program may be down- 
loaded by visiting www.edison.edu (go to Academic Pro- 
grams, click on Academic Program Web pages, click on 
your program of interest to download.) 

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 successtul completion 
of a program acceptance process including program level ad- 
mission pints, competition with all other applicants based on 
academic transcript evaluation and prior degree points. The 
admissions process requires satisfactory completion of a Col- 
lege-approved criminal history background check completed 
at the applicant's expense. The clinical enrollment process 
requires satisfactory completion of an immunization and health 
report. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition! 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication ^_3_^ 

TOTAL "6^ 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

DES 0021C Dental Anatomy & Physiology 3 

DES 1840 Preventive Dentistry 2 

DES 0210L Dental Assisting Radiology Lab 2 

DES 0210 Dental Assisting Radiology 1 

DES 0103C Dental Materials for Dental Assistants 3 

DES 2830C Expanded Functions 2 

DEA 0020 Dental Assisting I 1 

DEA 0020L Dental Assisting 1 Lab 4 

DEA 0029 Dental Specialties 1.5 

DEA 0029L Dental Specialties Lab 2 

DES 0502 Dental Office Management 2 

DEA 0850L Extemship 1 15J 

TOTAL 39 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 45 




Pediatric denial paiieiits from the coinmuuity provide 
Edison 's students with opportunities to teach preventive 
dentistry and practice communications skills with 
children. 



117 



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. The EMS Technology Program is ac- 
credited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied 
Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with 
the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs 
for the Emergency Medical Services Professions 
(CoAEMSP). 

Purchase of professional liability insurance is required 
and included in the program cost. Uniforms are required in 
all EMS classes and at the clinical sites. Students are re- 
sponsible for transportation to and from the clinical sites. 
All EMT-B students must be free of all facial hair prior to 
fit testing for the National Institute for Occupational Safety 
Hazards (NIOSH)-approved Respirator mask. This mask 
is required at all clinical sites. (Moustaches are permissible 
only if trimmed above the comers of the mouth.) 

Upon successful completion of this program, the 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: 

y None 



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

Admission requirements for the EMT-Basic Program 
encompass successful completion of a program appli- 
cation documenting the following criteria: a grade point 
average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, current CPR certifica- 
tion (either American Heart Association Basic Life Sup- 
port for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross 
Professional Rescuer), and completion of the FCLEPT 
Test with no DLA hold(s). (Students are encouraged to 
utilize the SAIL Program prior to testing). The clinical 
enrollment process requires satisfactory completion of 
an immunization and health report. The admissions pro- 
cess requires satisfactory completion of a College-ap- 
proved criminal history background check completed 
at the applicant's expense. 

The courses below must be taken in the same semes- 
er 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 ^ 

TOTAL 11 




Edison students complete hands-on courses in Emergency Medical 
Care, anatomy and physiology and field experience to prepare for 
the rigorous demands of contemporary EMT work. 



118 



EYE CARE TECHNICIAN 



The Eye Care Technician College Credit Certificate is 
made possible via an inter-institutional agreement between 
Edison College and Hillsborough Community College 
(HCC) in Tampa, Florida. Edison College offers the gen- 
eral education portion of the degree and assists in the teach- 
ing 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 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 1155 Ophthalmic Lens I 3 

OPT 1 156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1225 Low Vision 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing I 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing 

Laboratory I 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 2800L Vision Care Clinical I 2 

OPT 2801L Vision Care Clinical II 2 

OPT 2463L Ophthalmic Skills Lab I 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 1 2 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Laboratory II 1 

TOTAL 48 





? E c r D 

r E L o P z P 



119 



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 modem business en- 
vironments, the program stresses the development of skills 
in written and oral communication, human relations, man- 
agement and business operations. Course work in this pro- 
gram 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 ~J~ 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

CDA 1005 Networking Essentials 3 

CDA 2500 Microsoft Windows Server 3 

CGS 1 100 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 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

General Electives 2 

TOTAL TT 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30 

*Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 




Student Dawie Kruger works in the College s exposed technology networking lab. 



120 



OPHTHALMIC LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 



The Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician College Credit 
Certificate is made possible via an inter-institutional agree- 
ment between Edison College and Hillsborough Commu- 
nity College (HCC) in Tampa, Florida. Edison College of- 
fers 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 teaches surfacing, finishing and other 
related tasks necessary to fabricate prescription eyewear. 
It prepares individuals to work in a wholesale or retail op- 
tical 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 I 3 

OPT 1 1 56 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Laboratory I 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Laboratory 1 3 

OPT 2204 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory 1 3 

OPT 2800L Vision Care Clinical I 2 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 24 





Edison 's Collier County students join the downtown Naples Fourth of July parade. 



121 



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 success- 
ful completion of the Paramedic Program, the Department 
of EMS will issue to the student the necessary paperwork 
required to submit to the Florida State EMS Office to ap- 
ply for the Florida State Paramedic Certification examina- 
tion. 

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 is required. Students must provide transportation to 
and from the clinical sites as required. 

The EMT-Paramedic Program is accredited by the 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education 
Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee 
on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emer- 
gency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

None 




The EMT-Paramedic program has limited enrollment due 
to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each student 
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. 

Admission requirements for the Paramedic Program en- 
compass 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 registra- 
tion into EMS 2671 . The clinical enrollment process requires 
satisfactory completion of an immunization and health report. 
The admissions process requires satisfactory completion of a 
College-approved criminal history background check com- 
pleted at the applicants expense. 



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 

Paramedic I 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 I 2 

Paramedic Field Internship II 2 

Paramedic Field Internship III 4 

Paramedic Hospital Clinicals 4 

Advanced Airway Management 2 

TOTAL 'yf 



EMS Professor Jeffrey Morse shows students how to 
evaluate a patient 's medical condition in an 
emergency situation. 



Ill 



SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 



The Small Business Management Certificate is de- 
signed to prepare students to become small business own- 
ers and managers in specialized areas. Course work in this 
program articulates into the Associate in Science Degree 
in Business Administration and Management. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

None 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

OST 2335 Business Communications 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

MTB 1103 Business Mathematics 3 

TOTAL 16 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 8 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 24 



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) .1^ 

TOTAL 8 

Customer Service Specialization 

MKA 1161 Introduction to Customer Service 3 

Electives 5 

TOTAL ~% 

International Business Specialization 

INR 2002 International Relations 3 

BAN 2155 International Banking and 

Finance 3 

Electives 2 

TOTAL ~8~ 

Marketing Specialization 

MAR 201 1 Marketing 3 

MKA 1511 Advertising and Sales Promotion 3 

Electives 2 

TOTAL ~8~ 

Banking Specialization 

BAN 1004 Principles of Banking 3 

Banking Elective 3 

Electives 2 

TOTAL ~8~ 




ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be chosen from any OST, Business, Hospitality, 
Management, Customer Service, Computer Technology, Banking, 
Finance, or Real Estate courses. 




Festival tents and balloons fill the quadrangle during Student Appeciation Day on the Lee Campus. 



123 



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 GolfCourse Mechanics II 3 

GCO 1211C Turf Equipment Diagnostics I 3 

GCO 1212C Turf Equipment Diagnostics II 3 

GCO 1220 Turf Equipment Sharpening and Grinding 3 

GCO 1242 Turf Equipment Paints and Painting 3 

GCO 1252C Turf Equipment Welding 3 

GCO 1400 Principles of Turfgrass Science I 3 

GCO 1403 Principles of Turfgrass Science II 3 

GCO 1611 Golf Course Shop Management 1 3 

GCO 1612 GolfCourse Shop Management II 3 

GCO 1942 Field Training in Turf Equipment 

Management 2 

GCO 2632 Golf Course Organization and 

Administration 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: Is" 




124 



VISUAL ASSESSMENT 



The Visual Assessment Advanced Technical Certifi- 
cate is made possible via an inter-institutional agreement 
between Edison College and Hillsborough Community Col- 
lege (HCC) in Tampa, Florida. This advanced program is 
designed for those students who already have an AS De- 
gree in Opticianry. Edison 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 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 I 

OPT 1666 Safety and Sports Vision 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: TT 





Opticianry students practice visual assessment techniques. 



125 



126 



COURSE INFORMATION 

AND 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 




127 



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 numbering system is used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 33 participating non-public institutions. 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 "course equivalency profiles." 



Example of Course Identifier 



Prefix 



Level Code 

(first digit) 



Century Digit 

(second digit) 



Decade Digit 

(third digit) 



Unit Digit 

(fourth digit) 



Lab Code 



SYG 



1 







1 







Sociology, 
General 



Freshman Level 
at this institution 



Entry-level 

General 

Sociology 



Survey Course Social Problems 



General Rule for Course Equivalencies 

Equivalent courses at different institutions are identified by 
the same prefixes and same last three digits of the course number 
and are guaranteed to be transferable between participating insti- 
tutions that offer the course, with a few exceptions. (Exceptions 
are listed below.) 

For example, a survey course in social problems is offered 
by 35 different postsecondary institutions. Each institution uses 
"SYGOIO" 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 
taxonomy,""SYG" means "Sociology, General," the century digit 
"0" represents "Entry-level General Sociology," the decade digit 
"1" represents "Survey Course," and the unit digit "0" represents 
"Social Problems." 

In science and other areas, a""C" or "L" after the course 
number is known as a lab indicator. The "C" represents a com- 
bined lecture and laboratory course that meets in the same place 
at the same time. The""L" represents a laboratory course or the 
laboratory part of a course, having the same prefix and course 
number without a lab indicator, which meets at a different time 
or place. 

Transfer of any successfully completed course from one 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 institu- 
tions. For example, SYG 1010 is offered at a community col- 
lege. The same course is offered at a state university as SYG 
2010. A student who has successfully complete SYG 1010 at the 
community college is guaranteed to receive transfer credit for 
SYG 2010 at the state university if the student transfers. The 
student cannot be required to take SYG 2010 again since SYG 
1010 is equivalent to SYG 2010. Transfer credit must be awarded 
for successfully completed equivalent courses and used by the 
receiving institution to determine satisfaction of requirements by 
transfer students on the same basis as credit awarded to the na- 
tive students. It is the prerogative of the receiving institution, 
however, to offer transfer credit for courses successfully com- 
pleted that 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 assigned prefix to identify the course. 



No Laboratory 
component in 
this course 



Authority for Acceptance of Equivalent Courses 

Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, states: 

Any student who 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 statewide course numbering sys- 
tem shall be awarded credit by the receiving institution for 
courses satisfactorily completed by the student at the previous 
institutions. Credit shall be awarded if the courses are judged 
by the appropriate statewide course numbering system faculty 
committees representing school districts, public postsecondary 
educational institutions, and participating nonpublic 
postsecondary educational institutions to be academically 
equivalent to courses offered at the receiving institution, in- 
cluding equivalency of faculty credentials, regardless of the 
public or nonpublic control of the previous institution. The 
Department of Education shall ensure that credits to be accepted 
by a receiving institution are generated in courses for which the 
faculty possess credentials that are comparable to those required 
by the accrediting association of the receiving institution. The 
award of credit may be limited to courses that are entered in the 
statewide course numbering system. Credits awarded pursuant 
to this subsection shall satisfy institutional requirements on the 
same basis as credits awarded to native students. 

Exceptions to the General Rule for Equivalency 

The following courses are exceptions to the general rule for 
course equivalencies and may not transfer. Transferability is at 
the discretion of the receiving institution: 

A. Courses in the 900-999 series (e.g., ART 2905) 

B. Internships, practica, clinical experiences, and study abroad courses 

C . Performance or studio courses in Art, Dance, Theater, and Music 

D. Skills courses in Criminal Justice 

E. Graduate courses 

F. Courses not offered by the receiving institution 

G. For courses at non-regionally accredited institutions, courses 
offered prior to the transfer date of the course 

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 the office of the District Vice President, Academic 
Affairs, or the Florida Department of Education, Office of Ar- 
ticulation, 1401 Turlington Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399- 
0400. Special reports and technical information may be requested 
by calling the Statewide Course Numbering System office at (850) 
245-0427 or SunCom 205-0427. 



128 



Course Descriptions 



ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY 

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 account- 
ing cycle, current assets and liabilities, merchandising and 
inventory, non-current assets and payroll. 

ACG 2011 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 1001 

Continuation of financial accounting principles for part- 
nerships and corporations. Major emphasis is placed on 
stockholder's equity, long-term liabilities, subsidiaries, 
statement of cash flow, and analysis of financial 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 evalu- 
ation, budgeting, decision analysis, and just-in-time phi- 
losophy. 

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 vari- 
ous funds used in Government and non-profit accounting: 
I) fund accounting principles and concepts; 2) record keep- 
ing 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 prop- 
erty/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 part- 
nership information returns. Students prepare a compre- 
hensive joint income tax return. Current tax law is also 
covered. 



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 vari- 
ous fiduciary forms of wealth transfer including: 1) fidu- 
ciary accounting principles and concepts; 2) record keep- 
ing 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 cul- 
tural anthropology. Comparisons between tribal and statal 
cultures are emphasized to give a total perspective to the 
explanation of human behavior. (I) 

ANT 1511 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL 
ANTKROPOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A comparative approach to human culture, personality and 
social systems with close attention given to non- Western 
cultures and societies. 




ART 



ARH 1000 ART APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

An introductory course about the visual arts. Emphasis on 
the analysis of medium and technique, discussion of the 
social context for art-making, and the recognition of se- 
lected art movements. Includes classes in the Edison Gal- 
lery of Fine Art and includes visits to galleries. 

ARH 1050 HISTORY OF ART I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architec- 
ture) from prehistoric times to the European Renaissance. 
(I) 

ARH 1051 HISTORY OF ART II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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



TAX 2010 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2011 

This course is a continuation of Federal Tax Accounting I 
dealing with Federal taxation of partnerships, corporations, 
estates, trusts and other selected topics. It is intended to 
provide the level of knowledge necessary to pass the En- 
rolled Agents' Examination sponsored by the Internal Rev- 
enue Service. 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



129 



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 pro- 
vides 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 2010 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 vi- 
sual 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 ele- 
ments, 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 encoun- 
tered in Drawing I with more complex problems and op- 
tions. 

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 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 2750C CERAMICS I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

An introductory course that encompasses the basic ceram- 
ics processes, instruction in clay mixing, forming (coil, 
slab and wheel), glazing, kiln construction and firing. 



ART 2751C CERAMICS II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 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 2401C PHOTOGRAPHY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is an introduction to basic aspects of black 
and white photography. Camera, lighting, film processing, 
printing and presentation are studied. Technical printing 
as well as the aesthetics of photography will be empha- 
sized. 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) 

BANKING AND FINANCE 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 



BIOLOGY 



(See Science) 



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 ac- 
counting system. This course is not a prerequisite to Fi- 
nancial Accounting I, nor is it a requisite to the AS degree 
in Accounting Technology. 

BAN 1004 PRINCIPLES OF BANKING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the fundamentals of banking. 

BAN 1231 COMMERCIAL LENDING- AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of the commercial lend- 
ing function. It is targeted to management trainees and jun- 
ior management, and is divided into commercial lending 
overview, the lending process, portfolio management, and 
regulation and business development. Some specific top- 
ics include the commercial loan customer, types of com- 
mercial loans, the loan decision process (information gath- 
ering, analysis), cost analysis, control and profitability, and 
the regulatory and legal environment. 



130 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

("f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



BAN 2155 INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND 
FINANCE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces the student to international bank- 
ing with an emphasis on lending concepts, international 
financial instruments, the Eurodollar market and foreign 
exchange conversion methods. 

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 as- 
pect of installment lending. 

BUL 2241 BUSINESS LAW I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to develop the student's under- 
standing of the law as a social force which directs and 
guides both business and the consumer. Major emphasis 
will be law as it pertains to torts, governmental regulation, 
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 com- 
mercial 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 finan- 
cial 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 in- 
clude the objectives of personal financial planning, set- 
ting up and maintaining records, budgeting, developing 
and managing income, consumer expenditures, safeguard- 
ing resources, investing for refirement, income tax con- 
siderations and estate planning. 

GEB 1011 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides a general outline of the nature of busi- 
ness, including ownership, management, and organization. 
Business operations, such as finance and decision-making 
controls are emphasized. The legal and regulatory envi- 
ronment in which business operates is examined. 

GEB 1949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE I-AA 
GEB 2949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE II-AA 

3 Credits 

This course offers a work experience in a cooperative pro- 
gram between Edison College, students and local employ- 



ers. This course requires verified work hours and a final 
summary report at the end of the internship experience. 

HFT 1000 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY 
MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course traces the growth and development of the hos- 
pitality industry. Emphasis on the operational units of a 
hospitality organization such as food and beverage, per- 
sonnel, accounting, and sales. Various hospitality organi- 
zations will be discussed with regard to career opportuni- 
ties, including hotels/motels, restaurants, clubs, travel agen- 
cies, cruise ships, institutional services, and recreational 
parks. Current and new management concepts and prac- 
tices are presented. 

HFT 1050 TOURISM AND THE HOSPITALITY 
INDUSTRY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course takes a cross-disciplinary approach to exam- 
ining tourism. The social science perspective provides stu- 
dents with the kind of practical knowledge that can be ef- 
fectively applied to the hospitality industry. 

HFT 2410 FRONT OFFICE PROCEDURES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course traces the flow of activities and functions per- 
formed in today's lodging operations with a comparison 
of manual, machine assisted, and computer based meth- 
ods for each front office function. 

HFT 2501 HOSPITALITY SALES PROMOTION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents a practical understanding of the op- 
erating 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 busi- 
ness profits. 

HFT 2600 HOSPITALITY LAW-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an awareness of the rights and re- 
sponsibilities that the law grants to or imposes upon em- 
ployees of the hospitality industry, and illustrates the pos- 
sible consequences of failure to satisfy legal obligations. 

MAN 2021 MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents basic management principles and 
theory, including the history, progress and functions of 
management. The relation of management principles to 
operations and the management process in business are 
emphasized. 

MAN 2043 MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR 
IMPROVEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides managerial students with the theo- 
retical and hands-on training in the process of continuous 
leadership improvement through identifying, analyzing, 
and solving problems that will positively impact on cus- 
tomer satisfaction. Management quality is presented in a 
manner that emphasizes principles and practices, includ- 
ing excellence, efficiency, and effectiveness. 

MAN 2241 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAN 2021 or equivalent recommended. 

This course provides students with an understanding of 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



131 



the human processes in formal organizations, utilizing in- 
dividual and group exercises which simulate behavioral 
dynamics of organizations. Content areas include conflict 
resolution, communication, leadership, planning and con- 
trol, 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 signifi- 
cant 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 busi- 
ness operations of the firm is included. 

MAR 2141 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND 
BUSINESS PRACTICES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces students to the concepts of mar- 
keting which are unique to international business. Students 
investigate product development, channel systems, orga- 
nizational 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 strat- 
egies. 

MKA 1511 ADVERTISING AND SALES PROMOTION-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course reviews all phases of sales promotion includ- 
ing advertising display, direct mail, radio and television. 
Emphasis is placed on creation of the message, selection 
of media, and the planning, coordinating, controlling, and 
evaluation of the campaign. 

MKA 2021 SALESMANSHIP- AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study and analysis of the fundamental con- 
cepts of selling and the role of sales in today's economy. 
Current techniques and vital principles of selling are taught. 
Opinions of sales executives, excerpts from job manuals, 
and company materials supplement the textbook. 

MNA 1804 APPLIED TECHNOLOGY-AS 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of a full-time (900 
or more clock hours) program at a vocational-techni- 
cal school with the College District. Completion and 
submission of the application (Form No. BT-007) along 
with official verification of program completion (tran- 
scripts and certificates of completion). 9 Credits 
This course serves as a vehicle to accept any applied tech- 
nology program (900 or more hours) completed in any of 
the technical centers within the College District as speci- 
fied in the Business Administration and Management Ar- 
ticulation 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 re- 
sponsibilities 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 mak- 
ing a smooth transition from expert in a particular task to 
that of a supervisor who must produce results through the 
efforts of others. 

MTB 1103 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Placement testing. 

This basic course involves the study of percent calcula- 
tions used in taxes, insurance, wages, depreciation and re- 
tail mathematics. Emphasis is also placed on simple inter- 
est, present value at compound interest, annuities and am- 
ortization. 

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, prop- 
erty 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, fi- 
nancing, investment and office management. Students are 
expected to have mastered the mechanics of filling out clos- 
ing 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 man- 
agers, and supervisors to meet the challenges in the busi- 
ness world. Students develop the skills necessary to un- 
derstand and cope with life's challenges. Emphasis is 
placed on business entrepreneurship, job seeking skills, 
leadership skills, decision making skills, goal setting, prob- 
lem solving, stress and time management, and other em- 
ployability skills. It is recommended that students take this 
course near the end of their degree program. 

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 sec- 
ondary mortgage market. 



132 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY 

CVT 1200 CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY-AS 
4 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: RET 1024, RET 1616C, RET 182 IL 

This course is designed to provide the cardiovascular tech- 
nology student with a foundation 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 arrhythmias, understand 
basic radiographic theory, safety, protection and cardiac 
catheterization laboratory equipment. 

CVT 2420C INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY I-AS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CVT 1200 
Corequisites: CVT 2840L, CVT 2620C 

This course introduces the student to the specific proce- 
dures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory 
and the use of the resulting data for patient diagnosis. Ad- 
ditional topics include; aseptic techniques, sterilization, 
patient assessment, radiography, pharmacology, cardiac 
wave forms, coronary artery anatomy, equipment and tools 
utilized in cardiac catheterization, hemodynamic data and 
analysis, right and left heart caths, complications and treat- 
ments that may occur during cardiac catheterization pro- 
cedures. Students will practice cardiac catheterization pro- 
cedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab on campus. 

CVT 242 IC INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY HAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2420C, CVT 2840L, CVT 2620C 
Corequisite: CVT 2841L 

This course is designed to tie together cardiac disease pro- 
cesses with diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheter- 
ization procedures. Students will be presented with classi- 
fications 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, cardi- 
omyopathies, pericardial disorders, arrhythmias, congeni- 
tal anomalies and repair procedures is also presented. Ad- 
ditionally, students learn the various calculations performed 
in the cath lab including cardiac outputs, vascular resis- 
tance, valve areas and shunts. 

CVT 2620C NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY TECH- 
NOLOGY IAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CVT 1200 
Corequisites: CVT 2840L, CVT 2420C 
This course presents an introduction to non-invasive car- 
diology and those tests performed in this area. In addition, 
normal and abnormal heart rhythms, EGG acquisition and 
analysis, patient safety, stress testing, Holter monitoring 
and an introduction in echocardiography is presented. 

CVT 2621C NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY 
TECHNOLOGY II-AS (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 II-AS 

18 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: CVT 1200 
Corequisites: CVT 2420C, CVT 2620C 

Clinical experience in procedures performed in the car- 
diovascular laboratories, including use of equipment, per- 
forming tests and patient care as it relates to the cardio- 
vascular areas with emphasis on cardiac catheterization, 
EGG, stress testing, Holter monitoring and an introduc- 
tion 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, hemo- 
dynamic monitoring, intra aortic balloon pumping, and 
cardiac output measurements. Clinical practice in the car- 
diac catheterization lab includes circulating, scrubbing, re- 
cording and manipulating the imaging equipment during 
both diagnostic and interventional catheterization proce- 
dures. 

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 clini- 
cal experience and polish their skills in the cardiac cath- 
eterization 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 tech- 
nologist to other health professionals is presented, along 
with a basic format for research. Resume preparation and 
interview skills are also discussed. Students also present 
case studies and receive instruction and testing in Advanced 
Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). 

CHEMISTRY 

(See Science) 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND 

ANALYSIS/ INTERNET SERVICES/ 

NETWORKING 



CDA 1005 NETWORKING ESSENTIALS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This is an introductory course in computer networking con- 
cepts. Students gain a basic understanding of local area 
networks, and networking hardware and software. Network 
planning, security and user training is covered. 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



133 



CDA 2500 MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course is a continuation of CDA 1005. This course 
emphasizes design, manageability, security, capacity, in- 
stallation and interoperability of networks, and training 
users of networks. The student will learn analysis and de- 
sign techniques, as well as hands-on experience in install- 
ing and troubleshooting different networks. 

CDA 2524 LINUX INTERNET SERVERS-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course examines the Internet services and technolo- 
gies as implemented on the Network Operating System 
(NOS) of Linux. Students are guided through the basics of 
the network operating system, installation of system soft- 
ware and applications software, and tools for network and 
system administration. Internet technologies including 
Domain Name Service, CGI bins for WWW servers and 
virtual web hosting are explored. Students install and con- 
figure 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 proto- 
cols. The students install and configure multi-protocol rout- 
ers 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 ex- 
plained. 

CGS 1000 COMPUTER LITERACY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to basic computer concepts 
and computer technology for students who are not com- 
puter science, engineering, or MIS majors. It is an up-to- 
date survey of information processing technology, com- 
puter hardware and software systems, and computer ap- 
plications. 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 busi- 
ness world. The course is progressive through disk operat- 
ing systems, word processing applications, electronic 
spreadsheets, database management system, and presen- 
tation software. In addition, students receive a basic foun- 
dation in business software applications. (This course may 
be taken as separate one credit courses: CGS 1560, CGS 
1500, CGS 1510, or CGS 1540 or as a single four credit 
course.) 

CGS 1500 WORD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS- AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to word processing applica- 
tions with an in-depth look at several of the more popular 
programs currently being utilized on microcomputers. 
Course content includes how to create, edit, format, merge, 
move, delete, copy, extract, save, and print text files. 



CGS 1510 ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEET 
APPLICATIONS-AA 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to electronic spreadsheet 
applications with an in-depth look at several of the more 
popular programs currently being utilized on microcom- 
puters. Course content includes how to create, edit, for- 
mat, merge, move, copy, delete, extract, save, and print 
spreadsheet files to include writing formulas for custom 
applications. 

CGS 1540 DATABASE APPLICATIONS-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to database management 
applications with an in-depth look at several of the more 
popular programs currently being utilized on microcom- 
puters. The course content includes how to create, format, 
edit, save, and access different database files to include an 
introductory explanation of the fourth generation 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 sys- 
tems 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 op- 
portunity to assemble different hardware components, hard 
drives, modems, and memory chips; install software, in- 
cluding applications software and system software, and 
troubleshoot hardware and software conflicts. 

CGS 2511 ADVANCED SPREADSHEET 
COMPUTING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course provides the student with a detailed knowl- 
edge in the use of the most popular spreadsheet package 
for microcomputers. Students learn advanced programming 
techniques using macros, integration of interrelated spread- 
sheets, and advanced graphics techniques. Emphasis is 
placed on the student's completion of class projects in ar- 
eas such as accounting and finance utilizing the various 
features of spreadsheet programming. 

CGS 2541 ADVANCED DATABASE COMPUTING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course gives the student detailed knowledge in the 
use of the most popular database package for microcom- 
puters. Students acquire skills commensurate with profes- 
sional database usage in the business community. Subjects 
covered include the database environment 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 



134 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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 in- 
formation 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 program- 
ming techniques using C++ programming language. Stu- 
dents learn object-oriented C++ syntax including arrays, 
variables, functions, expressions, and algorithms. The fo- 
cus of this class is on object-oriented analysis and design. 
Course content is achieved through a combination of lec- 
ture and hands-on computer projects. 

COP 1822 INTERNET PROGRAMMING - HTML-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: COP 1000 or COP 1244 

This course introduces students to the Hypertext Markup 
Language (HTML) and client side scripting. Students cre- 
ate 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 Ba- 
sic. 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. Theory will be translated into prob- 
lem solving and building applications. 

COP 2222 ADVANCED PROGRAMMING WITH 

C++-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1224 

This course explores the advanced functions of program- 
ming using C++ programming language. Students cover 
advanced topics including trees, linked lists, interrupts, 
windows and object oriented programming. 

COP 2701 DATABASE PROGRAMMING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 

This class covers the concepts of relational databases and 
the industry standard SQL language. Students will create 
and maintain database objects and be able to store, retrieve, 
and manipulate data. Students write SQL scripts that can 
be shared by multiple forms, reports and data management 
applications. Classroom lecture and hands-on lab assign- 
ments reinforce the fiindamental concepts. Students will 



use an additional programming language to apply the SQL 
concepts in a computer application. 

COP 2800 JAVA PROGRAMMING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000, or equivalent proficiency. 

This course introduces students to the Java programming 
language. Students create Java applications using object- 
oriented techniques as well as Java applets for Internet pro- 
gramming. 

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 or COP 1224 

This course introduces students to concepts and tools used 
in server-side scripting for Internet based applications. Stu- 
dents 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 - SCRIPTING 
II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: COP 1000 or COP 1224 

This course provides the students with study of server- 
side scripting and portal design. Students are introduced 
to the Perl/CGI scripting languages. Active Server Pages, 
XML and PHP. Portal design, implementation and man- 
agement, database integration and security are covered. 

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, includ- 
ing 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 ma- 
nipulative skills necessary in tabulation and vertical and 
horizontal centering is presented. Basic production prob- 
lems, including simple communications, reports, and tabu- 
lations 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 elec- 
tronic keyboarding skills to business typing problems and 
skill building drills. Students increase basic speed to 35- 
45 WPM. Mailable production drills, including business 
letters, other communication forms, manuscripts, reports, 
business forms, and tabulations are presented. 

OST 1140 COMPUTER KEYBOARDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

In this course students develop essential microcomputer 
keyboarding skills. Emphasis is on touch typing of alpha- 
betic and numeric keys and symbols. Students develop 
basic speed and accuracy skills. This course is designed as 
an introductory keyboarding course for the general stu- 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



135 



dent population. (Students pursuing an AS degree in Ap- 
plications 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 pro- 
gram and keyboarding skills is extremely helpful. 
This course emphasizes the importance of communication 
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 busi- 
ness problem, organize their ideas logically, and express 
ideas correctly and persuasively in written and oral form. 
Students compose and keyboard written business commu- 
nications utilizing a computer word processing software 
program. 

CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNOLOGY 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

CCJ 1010 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

In this course the student will be introduced to the theory 
of deviant behavior as it relates to criminal activity. Top- 
ics include theories of crime causation; statistical analysis 
of criminal behavior, past, present, and future social con- 
trol initiatives; and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to explain and discuss various theo- 
ries of crime causation and societal responses. 

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

In this course the components and processes of the crimi- 
nal justice system will be presented. Topics include his- 
tory, 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 de- 
scribe 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 jus- 
tice. 

CCJ 2500 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

In this course the student will become acquainted with the 
history, problems, and issues pertaining to the juvenile of- 
fender. Students will analyze methods of prevention and 
correctional treatment, the degree of success of diversion 
programs, the role of police, courts, and corrections in han- 
dling the offender, and their impact on prevention and re- 
habilitation. 



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 implica- 
tions of the subject at hand. Topics to be offered will pro- 
vide 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 IAS 

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 Intro- 
duction to Corrections. Students are required to complete 
an introductory overview of the criminal justice system 
that includes the history of law and law enforcement, func- 
tions of the prosecutor and courts, history and philosophy 
of corrections, and theories of parole and probation. 

CJD 1707 CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGAL HAS 

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 supple- 
ment certification training as it relates to CJL 2100 Crimi- 
nal Law. Students study substantive criminal law and Su- 
preme 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 un- 
usual 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 train- 
ing as it relates to CJL 2130 Criminal Procedure and Evi- 
dence. Students will study procedural law and Supreme 



136 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



Court interpretations as they affect patrol operations, in- 
vestigative 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 supple- 
ment that training as it relates to CJT 2100 Criminal In- 
vestigative Techniques. Students study the history and evo- 
lution of scientific criminal investigation and various crimi- 
nal events. The student will gain an understanding of the 
proper techniques for investigating crime. 

CJD 1748 CORRECTIONS OPERATIONS-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: Florida CJSTC Corrections 
Certification. 

This course is designed to award college credit for Florida 
corrections certification, and to supplement that training 
as it relates to CCJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections. Stu- 
dents 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 modem 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 funda- 
mental 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 as- 
sociated with instruction, ethics, and the control and docu- 
mentation of classroom activities. This includes the de- 
sign of programs of instmction, written objectives, test 
questions, and preparation of appropriate lesson plans. In- 
structional methods and techniques designed to increase 
leaming in adult students are utilized in this course. Ap- 
propriate professional attire suited to the classroom is re- 
quired. 

CJE 1300 POLICE ORGANIZATION AND 
ADMINISTRATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course examines the principles of organization and 
administration in law enforcement function and activities, 
including planning and research, public relations, person- 
nel and training, inspection and control, and policy forma- 
tion. 

CJE 2649 FORENSIC DEATH INVESTIGATION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: CJT 1110, CJT 2141 

This course examines the legal/medical investigation of 
death. Topics include pathology of trauma, forensic issues 
relating to the investigation of death, and evidentiary fac- 
tors distinguishing homicide from accidental, natural, or 
traumatic death. Class discussion will examine the cause, 
type, and manner of death. 

CJL 2100 CRIMINAL LAW-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course explores the nature, sources and types of crimi- 
nal law, including the classification and analysis of crimes 



and criminal acts in general, as well as examination of se- 
lected 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 ar- 
rest, force, and search and seizure. Study and evaluation 
of evidence and proof, kinds, degrees, admissibility, com- 
petence, and weight is also presented. Rules of evidence 
and procedure at the operational level in law enforcement 
are covered. 

CJT 1110 INTRODUCTION TO CRIME SCENE 
TECHNOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the basic scientific techniques 
used in criminal investigation with special emphasis on 
the role of the evidence technician in solving crimes. While 
the more comprehensive facilities of a criminalistics labo- 
ratory are explored, major attention will be focused on the 
more limited portable devices available to the small en- 
forcement unit. Pertinent criminal law and Supreme Court 
interpretations are covered as background materials for the 
consideration of types of physical evidence. 

CJT 2100 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION 
TECHNIQUES-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

CJT 2111C ADVANCED CRIME SCENE 
TECHNOLOGY-AS 

4 combination class and laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: CJT 1100, CJT 2141, CJT 2220C, 

CJT 2241 

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 pro- 
cess of preservation are also covered. Data analysis, report- 
ing, 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, 
CJT 2241 

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

CJT 2141 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE- 

AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course covers advanced principles and theories in 
Crime Scene Technology. The course studies methods used 
in the identification, documentation, and preservation of 
physical evidence; the forensic value, handling, preserva- 
tion, data analysis, reporting and plan of action develop- 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



137 



ment; 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-AS 

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, profi- 
ciency 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 detec- 
tion, enhancement and recovery of latent fingerprints from 
physical evidence. Chemical and mechanical methods and 
surfaces are analyzed and evaluated for proper application 
in both theory and practice. 

DENTAL ASSISTING AND 
DENTAL HYGIENE 

DEA 0020 DENTAL ASSISTING I-PSAV 

2 lecture hours 1 Credit 
Corequisites: All current semester Dental Assisting 
courses. 

This course is designed to provide the student with the 
ethical and legal aspects of dentistry, principles and pro- 
cedures of operative dentistry, local anesthesia, instrument 
identification and use, oral evacuation and tissue retrac- 
tion techniques, charting, and patient management. 

DEA 0020L DENTAL ASSISTING I LABORATORY-PSAV 

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 den- 
tal procedures. 

DEA 0029 DENTAL ASSISTING II - DENTAL-PSAV 
SPECIALTIES 

3 lecture hours 1.5 Credit 
Prerequisites: Sequential courses from Fall term. 
Corequisites: DES 1840 

This course utilizes the basic knowledge and skills required 
in DEA 0020 to increase skill competency levels in opera- 
tive dentistry with major emphasis given to principles and 
procedures of the dental specialties, including orthodon- 
tics, periodontics, endodontics, prostodontics, pedodontics, 
and oral surgery. Patient care, management and diagnosis 
and treatment planning for each specialty area is presented. 



DEA 0029LDENTALASSISTING II DENTAL 
SPECIALTIES LABORATORY-PSAV 

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 den- 
tal procedures. 

DEA 0850L EXTERNSHIP I-PSAV 

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 rou- 
tinely performed by dental assistants under the supervi- 
sion of the dentist. Students acquire basic skills in patient 
communication, patient management, expanded fiinctions, 
basic dental assisting tasks, and professional development. 
They will generally gain clinical practice experience. Stu- 
dents routinely meet as a group to discuss progress and 
evaluate their experiences. 

DEH 1003 DENTAL HYGIENE IAS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Corequisites: DEH 1003L 

Topics covered in this course include extra oral and intra 
oral examinations, instrumentation, fundamentals of scal- 
ing and polishing, instrument sharpening, pain control and 
record keeping. 

DEH 1003L DENTAL HYGIENE PRECLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical hours 3 Credits 

Corequisites: DEH 1003 

This is a competency-based course designed for the prac- 
tical application of the theory and techniques studied in 
DEH 1003. Practice is provided in the clinical laboratory 
on dental mannequins and then on peers. Completion of 
all course materials to a specified minimum standard of 
competency is a prerequisite to Dental Hygiene IL 

DEH 1130 ORAL HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All required Fall term courses. 

This course is a study of the embryonic development of 
the face and oral cavity and the process of tooth develop- 
ment. 

DEH 1602 PERIODONTICS-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: DES 1020C, DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 
Corequisites: DEH 1802, DEH 1802L 

This course provides the scientific background for the in- 
terpretation 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 den- 
tal hygiene to include treatment planning, cleaning and care 
of implants, desensitizing procedures, and further study in 
patient management. 



138 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



r 



DEH 1802L DENTAL HYGIENE II CLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 
Corequisites: DEH 1602, DEH 1802 

Clinical application of dental hygiene skills presented in 
DEH 1802. 

DEH 2300 DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

This course provides information needed to understand the 
clinical 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 manifesta- 
tions 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 analy- 
sis, 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 1 Credit 
Corequisite: DEH 2702 

Application of principles taught in DEH 2702. 

DEH 2804 DENTAL HYGIENE III-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 1802 
Corequisite: DEH 2804L 

This course expands on dental hygiene prophylactic pro- 
cedures presented in the first two semesters. It emphasizes 
advanced techniques such as root planning, ultrasonic and 
air abrasive techniques, subgingival irrigation, and anti- 
microbials. Dental Hygiene treatment of advanced peri- 
odontal patients will be introduced. Methods for case docu- 
mentation and nutritional counseling will be presented. 

DEH 2804L DENTAL HYGIENE III CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 1802L 
Corequisite: DEH 2804 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2804. 



DEH 2806 DENTAL HYGIENE IV-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2804 
Corequisite: DEH 2806L 

This course includes an in-depth study of applied tech- 
niques for patients with special needs and unusual health 
factors. It is a continuation of Dental Hygiene III with 
emphasis on treatment planning 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 presen- 
tations of current research and literature. Emphasis will be 
placed on ethics, jurisprudence, employment skills, and 
career opportunities in dental hygiene. The student will be 
provided with information concerning state laws that regu- 
late dental and dental auxiliary practice, with special at- 
tention 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 clinical dental hygiene. 

DES 0021C DENTAL ANATOMY & PH YSIOLOGY-PSAV 
4 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours 3 Credit Hours 

Prerequisite: None 
DA Corequisite: DEA 0020, DEA 0020L 

This course is a basic dental anatomy and physiology 
course designed to introduce dental assisting students to 
the study of the interrelationship of the primary and per- 
manent dentition, tooth morphology and supporting struc- 
tures. Other areas of study include dental terminology, 
occlusal relationships, tooth anatomy and identification, 
oral histology and embryology and the basic concepts of 
human anatomy and physiology. 

DES 0103C DENTAL MATERIALS FOR 
DENTAL ASSISTANTS-PSAV 

2 Lecture Hours, 4 Lab Hours 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: Admission into the Dental Assisting 
Program 

Corequisite: DES 0021C 

This course is designed to introduce dental assisting stu- 
dents to the basic principles of dental restorative materi- 
als. The student will become proficient in the recognition, 
manipulation, and management of dental materials utilized 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(■f) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



139 



in all aspects of the practice of dentistry and become fa- 
miliarized with the necessary safety precautions that must 
be taken to protect the patient, doctor, and assistant when 
using these materials. 

DES 0210 DENTAL ASSISTING RADIOLOGY-PSAV 

2 Lecture Hours 1 Credit Hour 

Prerequisite: DES 0021C 
Corequisite: None 

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of 
radiation physics, theory and techniques, operation of the 
x-ray equipment and concepts of radiation safety in the 
dental office. 

DES 02 1 OL DENTAL ASSISTING RADIOLOGY LAB- 
PSAV 

4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours 

Prerequisite: DES 0021C 
Corequisite: None 

DES 0502 DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT-PSAV 

4 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All required dental assisting courses. 
Corequisites: All Spring Semester courses. 

This course provides the student with basic knowledge to 
perform dental business office procedures. These proce- 
dures are practiced in rotation through general and spe- 
cialty offices during the same semester. These include all 
administrative, computer training, insurance, billing, col- 
lections, inventory, recall, and OSHA. 

DES 1020C DENTAL AN ATOM Y-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, mus- 
cular, circulatory, nervous lymphatic and glandular sys- 
tems of the head and neck. Tooth morphology is studied in 
depth. 

DES llOOC DENTAL MATERIALS-AS 

2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 3 Credits 

Corequisites: DES 1020 

This course is designed to acquaint the students with vari- 
ous materials used in the dental profession, including ra- 
tionale for use, contraindications, chemistry and 
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 radio- 
graphic health for the patient and operator is stressed with 
sterilization and disinfection. Students practice on manne- 
quins before working with patients. 

DES 1840 PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

DA Corequisites: DEA 0029, 0029L 

This course is an introduction to the primary methods of 
prevention of dental disease: plaque control, fluorides and 
sealants. Emphasis is placed on student development of 
personal oral hygiene skills and on patient education tech- 
niques. 



DES 2830C EXPANDED FUNCTIONS 
LABORATORY-AS 

2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DES llOOC 

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge 
and clinical practice necessary for the dental auxiliary stu- 
dent 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 construc- 
tion. Laboratory work will consist of 
"hands on" experience and field trips to construction sites. 

BCN 1272 BLUEPRINT READING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to the reading and interpre- 
tation of architectural working drawings. Topics include 
history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural 
details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical sys- 
tems and related building code requirements. Emphasis is 
on residential plans. 

BCN 2710 CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course presents practices and problems related to con- 
struction, such as building codes and regulations, construc- 
tion materials, construction methods, elementary structural 
design, surveys and real estate. 

BCT 1770 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 work- 
ing 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 con- 
cepts and techniques of PERT and network planning and 
scheduling will be covered. This course will develop the 
skills necessary to successfully apply the critical path 
method to the construction industry and answer the criti- 
cal path problems found on the state certification exam. 

BCT 1760 BUILDING CODES-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

An introduction to the Southern Standard Building Code 
and local zoning codes which are laws governing the con- 
struction of buildings. Other documents are discussed in- 
cluding: National Electric Code, Life Safety Code, state 
building codes, testing agencies, accessibility and govern- 
mental agencies which impact on the construction indus- 
try. 

BCT 2730 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course will introduce basic legal skills and knowl- 
edge needed to run a light construction office. Emphasis is 
on business organization, the Florida Mechanic's Lien Law, 
Worker's Compensation, Liability Insurance, Florida Con- 



140 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



struction Licensing Laws and State and Federal tax report- 
ing requirements. Direct and indirect costs of a small busi- 
ness are identified and explored. The student will also study 
questions similar to those found on the Florida State Cer- 
tification Exam. 

BCT 2708 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 coor- 
dinating and managing large-scale construction projects. 
Major topics include construction participants, contracts, 
pre-construction planning, bidding, negotiating, inspec- 
tions, codes, safety, project closeout and conflict resolu- 
tion. Emphasis will be on the use of computer technology 
as a tool in the management process. 

GIS 1040 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION 
SYSTEMS (GIS)-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 or CGS 1100 

This course is an introduction to the use of GIS and the 
commands necessary to integrate databases with mapping 
applications. ArcView-GIS software will be used. 

GIS 1045 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 
(GIS) CUSTOMIZATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 or CGS 1100 

ArcView-GIS Software is used to study commands and 
procedures used in mapping, and developing charts and 
tables. Avenue, Arc View's object-oriented programming 
language is used to customize the Arc View graphical user 
interface. The basics of developing customized extensions 
are also covered. It is not necessary to have taken CGS 
1363 first. 

EGS 1001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an overview of engineering ethics, 
certification/registration and opportunities in the various 
fields of engineering. Students are required to solve prob- 
lems in selected fields of engineering. The job market, 
developing a resume and portfolio is studied. 

ETD 1100 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I (Manual)-AA 

3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

This course emphasizes instrument use plus freehand let- 
tering and sketching. Geometric construction application, 
orthographic projection, sectional views, fits and toler- 
ances, symbols and conventions for working drawings, and 
standard representation for threads and fasteners are cov- 
ered. 

ETD 1103C ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 
(AutoCAD Track)-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course covers the fundamentals of Engineering Graph- 
ics I. AutoCAD is used in the solution to the various graphi- 
cal problems instead of traditional drafting tools. Spatial 
perception, text, orthographic projections, dimensioning, 
geometric construction, auxiliary and sectional views and 
assembly drawing are topics that are covered. 



ETD 1220 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS II (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. De- 
scriptive 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; con- 
cepts 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 micro- 
computer, 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 in- 
cluded. 

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 draw- 
ings with AutoCAD. Through the use of tutorials, the stu- 
dent plans and constructs a set of residential architectural 
plans. 

ETD 1541 TOPOGRAPHICAL DRAWING-AS 

4 class hours (Manual) 4 Credits 

This course describes methods and practices used in topo- 
graphical mapping and drawing, and related surveying 
methods and practices. 

ETD 2350 ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED 
DRAFTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course is an introduction of hardware/software con- 
figurations required for the automated drafting environ- 
ment. The operating system hierarchy and how drawings 
are stored, edited, copied, deleted and renamed; file speci- 
fications 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 prop- 
erly 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 lev- 
eling and measurement of angles. 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



141 



SUR 2140C ADVANCED SURVEYING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

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. 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

CHD 1120 INFANT/TODDLER DEVELOPMENT- AA 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will explore the physical, cogni- 
tive, language, motor, and social-emotional development 
of children from birth through age two and the importance 
of nurturing adult-child relationships. 

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 facil- 
ity. Carrying out supplementary responsibilities related to 
children's programs is also covered. This course is designed 
primarily for those seeking a Child Development Associ- 
ate (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 prima- 
rily for those persons seeking a Child Development Asso- 
ciate (CDA) credential or other child care training. 

CHD 1220 INTRODUCTION TO CHILD 
DEVELOPMENT-AA 
3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will examine theoretical perspec- 
tives of human growth and development from prenatal 
through age eight. Specific attention will be given to the 
influence of the family and the environment on the devel- 
oping child. 

CHD 1332 CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR THE 
YOUNG CHILD-AS 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will participate in an in-depth 
study of the creative activities that support the growth of 
both typically developing and atypically developing 
young children in language arts, math, science, social 
studies, art, music and movement. 

CHD 2324 EARLY CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE ARTS & 
READING - AA 
3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will study language and literacy 
development and the connections between listening, speak- 
ing, writing and reading. The role of the adult in creating 
developmentally appropriate activities and environments 
for fostering emergent literacy will be explored. 

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 learning environment to advance physical and 



intellectual competence in young children. It is designed 
primarily for those seeking a Child Development Associ- 
ate (CDA) credential or other child care training. 

EEC 1003 INTRODUCTION TO SCHOOL AGE CHILD 
CARE-AS 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will be provided with an orienta- 
tion to school age child care, including the philosophy, 
purpose and social/cultural context of after-school and 
other programs for school-age youth. Students will exam- 
ine staff roles, program planning and assessment, and in- 
teraction with children, families and community in a vari- 
ety of program models. 

EEC 1202 PRINCIPLES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD 
CURRICULUM-AA 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will be provided with an overview 
of several early childhood curricula, examine the relation- 
ship of curricula with theories of child development, and 
develop a plan to implement a developmentally appropri- 
ate curriculum in an early childhood setting. 

EEC 1603 POSITIVE GUIDANCE AND BEHAVIOR 
MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will explore positive guidance tech- 
niques and behavior management strategies in early child- 
hood education. Child-centered approaches, self-manage- 
ment techniques and conflict resolution strategies designed 
to establish an environment of respect, cooperation and 
social competence in the early childhood environment will 
be presented. 

EEC 1946 EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM IAS 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will have an opportunity to inte- 
grate classroom and field experiences in an early child- 
hood setting. Students will be responsible for planning and 
carrying out specific activities with young children indi- 
vidually and in groups under the supervision of qualified 
personnel and the course instructor. 

EEC 1947 EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM HAS 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students will be responsible for planning a daily schedule 
and carrying out specific activities with young children 
individually and in groups while in a supervised early child- 
hood setting. Prerequisite: EEC 1946 

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. Top- 
ics include leadership, organization skills, budgeting, fi- 
nancial management, marketing, hiring, supervision and 
professional development of a child care center. Regula- 
tions and resource of national, state and local organiza- 
tions will be addressed. 

EEX 1013 SPECIAL NEEDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION-AS 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will explore the variety of condi- 
tions found in young children with special needs, methods 
of adapting an early childhood environment to include all 
children, the importance of working with families to help 



142 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



children succeed, and ways to identify and access appro- 
priate community resources. 

HSC 1422 HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION FOR 
THE YOUNG CHILD-AS 
3 Class hours 3 Credits 

In this course students will learn the most current recom- 
mendations of health professionals for keeping young chil- 
dren healthy, safe and well nourished. Methods in which 
adults can help children develop healthy attitudes and prac- 
tices will be explored. 

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 determina- 
tion; analysis of the money and banking system; survey of 
growth theory and policies. Emphasis is placed on macro- 
economics. 

ECO 2023 ECONOMICS II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course acquaints the student with the structure and 
operation of the market system. Emphasis is placed on 
microeconomics, which is presented not only as a formal- 
ized logical way of thinking but also as a model with which 
to understand and analyze human behavior. Students learn 
to apply an analytical approach to the study of how indi- 
viduals, businesses and societies deal with the fundamen- 
tal problem of scarce resources. 



EDUCATION 



EDF 2005 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is the first in a series of required courses for the edu- 
cation student. It explores the American school system, its 
historical and traditional influences; significance of edu- 
cation; educational opportunities; educational requirements 
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 eth- 
nic, 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 tech- 
nology in an educational setting. Media includes comput- 
ers, information technology, presentation technology, and 
educational software. Ethical, legal, and social issues re- 
garding educational technology are examined. 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 

EMS 1810 EMS EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENT-AS 

1 Credit 

This course is designed to assist Florida certified EMT- 
Basic and/or Paramedics who desire to earn an AS in Emer- 
gency Medical Services Technology. Enrollment for this 
course is restricted to students who have taken a minimum 
of 15 credit hours at Edison College, EMT-Basic or Para- 
medic programs at agencies other than a community col- 
lege 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 

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the EMT-Basic 
Certificate Program 
Corequisites: EMS 2119L, EMS 2421, EMS 2411 

Introductory survey of emergency medical services includ- 
ing medical-legal-ethical aspects; techniques of CPR, ex- 
trication, management of trauma and administration 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 exami- 
nation. 

EMS 2119L FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY 
MEDICAL CARE LAB-AS 

6 laboratory hours 5 Credits 

Corequisites: EMS 2119, EMS 2411, EMS 2421 

This course presents practical applications of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2119 to include medical, le- 
gal 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 pro- 
vides 72 seventy-two hours of basic life support training 
with an Advanced Life Support agency and 4 hours of ob- 
servation in a 91 1 Dispatch/Communication center. 

EMS 2671 PARAMEDIC I-AS 

6 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Paramedic Program 
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 
venous access are included. 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



143 



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, medi- 
cation administration, and IV therapy are also covered. 

EMS 2672 PARAMEDIC HAS 

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 docu- 
mentation. Discussion of the respiratory system and as- 
sessment/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 pa- 
tient 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. As- 
sessment and management of the patient with suspected 
cardiovascular emergencies. 

EMS 2674 PARAMEDIC IV-AS 

8 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2673 
Corequisite: EMS 2649, EMS 2655 

This course presents a discussion of the anatomy and physi- 
ology of the nervous, integumentary and musculo-skeletal 
systems. Pathophysiology and management of patients 
presenting with diseases and trauma to these systems, as 
well as identification and management of trauma and medi- 
cal 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 sys- 
tem, patient assessment and management of obstetrical and 
gynecological emergencies. Handling of patients with spe- 
cial challenges, acute interventions for chronic care pa- 
tients and management of abuse and assault is also cov- 
ered. Upon successful completion, students receive a cer- 
tificate 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 in- 
struction received in EMS 2675 to include patient assess- 
ment and management of obstetrical and gynecological 



emergencies. Assessment based management for the medi- 
cal and trauma patient of all age groups. Medical Incident 
Command, rescue operations, hazardous material aware- 
ness, and crime scene management are also covered. 

EMS 2647 ADVANCED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT-AS 

class hours (80 contact hours) 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671L 
Corequisites: Concurrent Enrollment in the Para- 
medic Certificate Program. 

In this course paramedic students rotate through the oper- 
ating room in a local hospital. The student is supervised 
by an anesthesiologist and/or CRNA while observing/per- 
forming intubations. A minimum of 30 successful 
intubations and/or demonstration of skill mastery is re- 
quired. 

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 re- 
sponsible 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 para- 
medic student an opportunity to perform advanced patient 
assessments, venous access and medication administration. 
Seventy-two hours of learning experience in a work envi- 
ronment are required. Enrollment is restricted to those stu- 
dents with concurrent enrollment in the paramedic pro- 
gram. 

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 



144 



(*) Preparatory credit, docs not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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 II, 
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 pe- 
riod. 

CRW 2001 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. This course is termed a writing intensive course 
and requires a minimum of 4,000 words of instructor- 
evaluated writing per student, including a minimum of three 
graded assignments over the duration of the course. If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves 
to complete part of the writing intensive course 
requirements. 

CRW 2102 CREATIVE WRITING II-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: CRW 2100, ENC 1101 

This course is for students who have successfully 
completed CRW 2001 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. This course is 
termed a writing intensive course and requires a minimum 
of 4,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing per student, 
including a minimum of three graded assignments over 
the duration of the course. If completed with a grade of 
"C" or better, this course serves to complete part of the 
writing intensive course requirements. 

EAP 0200 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is aimed at non-native students of English who 
wish to acquire pronunciation, listening and speaking 
abilities in American English. Level: High Beginning. 
Successful completion of this course requires a grade of 
"C" or better. 



EAP 0220 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or permission from the 
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: High 
Beginning. Successful completion of this course requires 
a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0240 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or permission from the 
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 high beginning level. Successful completion of this 
course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0260 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or permission from the 
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 
competence at the high beginning level. Successful 
completion of this course requires a grade of 
"C" or better. 

EAP 0300 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
LISTENING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0200 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
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: Low Intermediate. Successfiil completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0320 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0220 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
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: Low Intermediate. Successful completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0340 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0240 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is intended for non-native students of English 
who wish to develop their writing ability in Standard 
American English for academic purposes. Level: Low 
Intermediate. Successful completion of this course requires 
a grade of "C" or better. 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



145 



EAP 0360 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0260 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

The aim of this course is to provide non-native students of 
American English with the elements necessary to master 
grammatical competence at the low intermediate level. 
Successful completion of this course requires a grade of 
"C" or better. 

EAP 0400 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
LISTENING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0300 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is designed for non-native students of English 
to develop listening and speaking abilities for academic 
purposes. Level: High Intermediate. Successftil completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0420 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0320 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
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. Successful completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0440 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0340 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is intended for non-native students of English 
who wish to refine their writing ability in Standard 
American English. The focus is paragraph writing for 
academic purposes. Level: Intermediate. Successful 
completion of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0460 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0360 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

The aim of this course is to help non-native students of 
American English to reinforce and develop their 
grammatical competence at the intermediate level. 
Successful completion of this course requires a grade of 
"C" or better. 



EAP 1500 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
LISTENING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0400 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is for students whose primary language is not 
American English and whose placement test scores show 
the need for instruction in "High Intermediate" vocabulary, 
listening comprehension and speaking skills. The emphasis 
in the course will be on vocabulary development, and 
developing academic lecture/discourse comprehension, 
note-taking and public speaking. Successful completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 1520 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0420 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is for students whose primary language is not 
American English and whose placement test scores show 
a need for instruction in "High Intermediate" vocabulary 
and reading comprehension skills. The emphasis in the 
course will be on vocabulary development, and developing 
literacy using authentic sources and preparing students for 
college. Successful completion of this course requires a 
grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 1540 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0440 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This is an introductory course to essay writing. It is intended 
for non-native students of English who wish to develop 
their writing ability for business or academic purposes. 
Level: High Intermediate. Successful completion of this 
course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 1560 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0460 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
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 high 
intermediate level. Successful completion of this course 
requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 1600 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 1500 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is for students whose primary language is not 
American English and whose placement test scores show 
the need for instruction in "Advanced" vocabulary, 
listening comprehension and speaking skills. The emphasis 



146 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



in the course will be on vocabulary development, and 
developing academic lecture/discourse comprehension, 
note-taking and public speaking. Successful completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 1620 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 1520 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is for students whose primary language is not 
American English and whose placement test scores show 
a need for instruction in "Advanced" vocabulary and 
reading comprehension skills. The emphasis in the course 
will be on vocabulary development, and developing 
academic literacy using authentic sources and preparing 
students for college. Successful completion of this course 
requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 1640 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
READING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 1540 and 
1560 with a "C" or better, or permission from the 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This course is intended for non-native students of American 
English who wish to further develop their essay writing 
ability at the advanced level. The focus will be on the 
grammar, punctuation, and usage skills necessary to master 
this level of academic writing. Successful completion of 
this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

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 gram- 
mar usage, capitalization, sentence structure, and paragraph 
development. This course is required for students entering 
the College Preparatory Program who have a basic back- 
ground of the language but need to practice usage, me- 
chanics, and organizational skills. Successfiil completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

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 gram- 
matical 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 think- 
ing skills before entering ENC 1101. Successful comple- 
tion of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 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 im- 
prove their writing skills, with special emphasis on plan- 
ning, writing and editing in-class, time-limited paragraphs 



and essays in preparation for success in college level 
courses. Successful completion of this course requires a 
grade of "C" or better. A state exit test must be passed to 
exh this course. 

ENC 1101 COMPOSITION I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement Testing or ENC 9020 and 
REA 9003. 

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. This course is termed a writing intensive 
course and requires a minimum of 4,000 words of 
instructor-evaluated writing per student, including a 
minimum of three graded assignments over the duration 
of the course. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
this course serves to complete part of the writing intensive 
course requirements. 

ENC 1102 COMPOSITION II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 (minimum grade of 
"C") or equivalent. 

Advanced instruction in expository and other modes of 
prose writing, including the preparation and writing of a 
full-length research paper. Concentration according to 
section on rhetoric and the essay, writing about literature, 
technical writing, or creative writing; students may choose 
special interest. This course is termed a writing intensive 
course and requires a minimum of 4,000 words of 
instructor-evaluated writing per student, including a 
minimum of three graded assignments over the duration 
of the course. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
this course serves to complete part of the writing intensive 
course requirements. 

ENL 2012 BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE I 
TO 1780-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of Great Britain 
and its influence on culture from medieval times through 
the late eighteenth century. Readings include selections 
from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and others. (I) 

ENL 2022 BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE II, 
1780 TO PRESENT- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of Great Britain as 
it influenced culture from the early romantic period to the 
present day. Readings include selections from Wordsworth, 
Dickens, TS. Eliot, and others. (I) 

LIT 2090 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents an examination of themes and ideas 
reflected in the writings of award winning American fic- 
tion writers published since 1980. 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



147 



LIT 



LIT 



2110 WORLD LITERATURE I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents a study of great works of literature, 
and recurrent themes and ideas, including literature of the 
Greeks, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. (I) 



3 Credits 



2120 WORLD LITERATURE II-AA 

3 class hours 
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) 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 

(See Science) 
FINANCE 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 



FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 

FFP 1000 INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PROTECTION- 

AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces the student to the career 
opportunities within the fire service. The history of the 
fire service, service delivery systems, and prevention 
programs will be examined. 

FFP 1304 FIRE APPARATUS OPERATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of driving laws and driving tech- 
niques for fire equipment; construction and operation of a 
pumping engine ladder truck; aerial platforms; specialized 
equipment and vehicles; apparatus maintenance; and an 
aerial apparatus operator course. Meets course require- 
ments 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 occu- 
pancies; a review of fire prevention codes; a study of pro- 
cedures and techniques of fire prevention inspection to 
include, surveying and mapping, recognition and elimina- 
tion of fire hazards, public relations, methods of determin- 
ing the area of fire origin, fire cause, fire spread and loca- 
tion, and preservation of evidence. Meets course require- 
ments for Florida State Fire Company Officer or Fire In- 
spector Certification. 

FFP 1510 FIRE CODES &STANDARDS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the codes and standards for build- 
ing 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 do- 
mestic 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 Cer- 
tification. 

FFP 1541 PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS II- 

AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a survey of pre-engineered and portable systems, 
extinguishing agents, inspection procedures for code 
compliance and enforcement, and alarm systems. 

FFP 1824 BASIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

In this course the principles and features of an incident 
command system will be examined. How an incident 
command system is organized, incident facilities and their 
purposes (such as but not limited to command post, staging 
area, bases, camps, and heliports), incident resources such 
as strike teams, task forces, and single resources. 

FFP 1825 INTERMEDIATE INCIDENT 
MANAGEMENT-AS 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course lists and describes the duties of various 
positions within the incident command system, examines 
the incident management organization for a given incident 
or event, including appropriate procedures for establishing 
command, transferring command, and terminating an 
incident. Efficient incident resource management including 
logistics, finance, administration, and record-keeping, and 
the incident planning processes will be reviewed. 

FFP 1832 EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TERRORISM- 

AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course will introduce first responders to the 
consequences of emergency response to terrorism. The 
response to terrorism track will include basic concepts for 
first responders, tactical considerations, and incident 
management. 



FFP 2111 FIRE CHEMISTRY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

The Chemistry program is designed to address knowledge 
and skills pertaining to chemistry that will be useful to the 
Hazardous Materials Technician. The course features forms 
of matter, energy, common substances, chemical formulas/ 
structure, bonding of atoms, molecules, isotopes, chemical 
reactions, and physical effects of chemical exposure to 
victims. Particular emphasis is placed on how this 
knowledge can be effectively used at a Hazardous Materials 
incident. 

FFP 2120 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE 
FIRE SERVICE-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the various complexities of build- 
ing construction and the effect on fire detection, inspec- 
tion, prevention, safety and suppression; definitions and 
terminology used in construction. The course includes a 
study of the structural engineering principles which affect 
the behavior of buildings on fire. Meets course require- 
ments for Florida State Fire Inspector Certification or 
Florida State Fire Company Officer. 

FFP 2301 FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of how good fire streams are devel- 
oped; a study of properties of water, distribution of pres- 



148 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



I 



sures in dynamic and static systems; friction loss in hoses FFP 

and pipes, and factors which influence water loss. Meets 
course requirements for Florida State Pump Operator Cer- 
tification. 

FFP 2401 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS I-AS 

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 stor- 
age, handling or transportation stage of industrial process. FFP 
Materials to be studied include flammable liquids, com- 
bustible solids, radioactive compounds, and oxidizing and 
corrosive materials. 

FFP 2402 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS II-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: FFP 2401 

This course is a study of the increasing number of hazard- FFP 

ous 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 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AND PLAN 
REVIEW-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of all aspects of blueprint reading FFP 

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 2610 FIRE CAUSE & ORIGIN-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an examination of sources of ignition, FFP 

investigation of structure fires, grass/wildland fires, 
automobile, motor vehicle and ship fires, electrical causes 
of fires, clothing and fabric fires, documentation of the 
fire scene, alarm and detection systems and the storage, 
handling, and use of hazardous materials. The course is 
designed to enhance the investigation, detection and 
determination of the cause and origin of fire. Meets course 
requirements for Florida State Arson Investigator FFP 

Certification. 

FFP 2630 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 FFP 

to enhance the investigation, detection, and determination 
of the cause and origin of fire. Meets course requirements 
for Florida State Arson Investigator Certification. 

FFP 2706 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course prepares the student to serve effectively as a 
organizational spokesperson, according to current practices 
in the profession of public relations and numerous examples 
from the fire service. Particular emphasis will be placed 
on case studies in crisis communications and the role of 
the Public Information Officer's role in the Incident 
Command System. 



2720 FIRE COMPANY OFFICER 
LEADERSHIP-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the basic concepts of fire com- 
pany 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. 

2740 FIRE SERVICE COURSE DELIVERY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the instructor's responsibility in 
the communication of learning and teaching objectives, 
use of instructional aids, and formulation of performance 
objectives. Meets course requirements for Florida State Fire 
Company Officer Certification. 

2741 FIRE SERVICE COURSE DESIGN-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the principles of effective curriculum 
design. It stresses the principles of adult learning and 
student-centered learning. Designing courses and units that 
address learning, performance, and behavioral objectives 
is the program goal. 

2770 ETHICAL & LEGAL ISSUES IN THE FIRE 

SERVICE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course deals with the entire spectrum of issues facing 
today's fire service leaders. Topics include: labor relations, 
human rights and diversity, conflicts of interest and 
frameworks for ethical decision-making are used. 

2780 FIRE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction into the managing of fire 
services and community fire protection programs. 
Relationships between the insurance industry, the 
professional community, contemporary management and 
planning concepts are analyzed. 

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 flindamen- 
tals, 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. 

2811 FIREFIGHTING TACTIC & 
STRATEGY II-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: FFP 2810 

A study of the principles utilized on the fire ground for 
maximum manpower and equipment utilization; fire 
ground administration starting with small fires on up 
through major conflagrations; emphasis will be on devel- 
oping thinking skills related to crises. Meets course re- 
quirements for Florida State Company Officer Certifica- 
tion. 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



149 



FOREIGN LANGUAGES 



SPN 



~ French ~ 

FRE 1 1 20 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing with a minimum score of 83 of 
the FCLEPT Sentence Sliills and Reading, or 440 on 
the SAT (Verbal), or ACT scores of 17 on the ACT 
English and 18 on the ACT Reading. 
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 

Prerequisite: Testing with a minimum score of 83 of 
the FCLEPT Sentence Skills and Reading, or 440 on 
the SAT (Verbal), or ACT scores of 17 on the ACT 
English and 18 on the ACT Reading. 
This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school German. Training in communication skills is pre- 
sented through typical conversation, contemporary read- 
ings, visual aids and laboratory exercises. (I) 

GER 1121 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 1120 

This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school German. Training in communication skills is pre- 
sented through typical conversation, contemporary read- 
ings, visual aids and laboratory exercises. (I) 

GER 2200 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 1120-1121 or two years of high 
school German, or permission of instructor. 

This course presents continued training in linguistic skills 
and an introduction to contemporary German life and cul- 
ture. (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 cul- 
ture. (I) 

~ Spanish ~ 

SPN 1120 BEGINNING SPANISH I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing with a minimum score of 83 of 
the FCLEPT Sentence Skills and Reading, or 440 on 
the SAT (Verbal), or ACT scores of 1 7 on the ACT En- 
glish and 18 on the ACT Reading. 
This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school Spanish. Study of the language and the culture with 
emphasis on communication in the target language. (I) 



SPN 



1121 BEGINNING SPANISH II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

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) 

2220 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 cul- 
ture, and provides an introduction to literary readings. Con- 
tinued emphasis is placed on communication in the target 
language. (I) 



SPN 



4 Credits 



2221 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 read- 
ings. Continued emphasis is placed on communication in 
the target language. (I) 



SPN 2210 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION AND 
COMPOSITION-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: SPN 2201 or equivalent, or permission 
of instructor. 

This course emphasizes oral and written expression in the 
target language and provides a brief review of Spanish 
grammar (I) 



GEOGRAPHY 



GEA 2010 GEOGRAPHY OF THE EASTERN HEMI- 
SPHERE-AA (**) 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course in the geography of the countries of the Eastern 
Hemisphere. Focus is placed on the physical, economic, 
political, and cultural aspects of these areas. (I) 

GEA 2040 GEOGRAPHY OF THE WESTERN 
HEMISPHERE-AA (**) 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course in the geography of the countries of the Western 
Hemisphere. Focus is placed on the physical, economic, 
political, and cultural aspects of these areas. 



GEOLOGY 



(See Science) 



GERMAN 



(See Foreign Language) 



GERONTOLOGY 



GEY 2000 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of aging and its links to historical 
and social currents, including graphics and cross cultural 
patterns; a survey of the theoretical frameworks of geron- 
tologists, both physiological and social, including an ex- 
amination of psychological, sensory and intellectual char- 



150 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



acteristics. Included are specific problem areas such as 
health, finances, retirement, politics, legal aspects and the 
special nature of minority group elderly. (I) 

GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS 

GCO 1001 INTRODUCTION TO GOLF COURSE 
INDUSTRY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of golf and the industry 
that supports golf with an emphasis on employability skills. 

GCO 1201 BASIC GOLF COURSE MECHANICS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a hands-on study of hand tools and power 
shop equipment as they relate to mechanized golf course 
equipment in welding, maintenance of golf course equip- 
ment, and planning. Emphasis is placed on the develop- 
ment of orderly, safe shop procedures and manual skill 
development. 

GCO 1202 BASIC GOLF COURSE MECHANICS II-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: GCO 1201 or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of GCO 1201 Basic Mechan- 
ics. The emphasis of this course is placed on troubleshoot- 
ing and repairing two-stroke and four-stroke small engines 
with special reference to internal components including 
carburetion and electrical. 

GCO 1211C TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTICS IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with an introduction to elec- 
trical systems as related to turf equipment. The emphasis 
of the class is placed on identifying, troubleshooting, and 
repairing electrical system components including ignition, 
starter systems, and alternators. Use of electrical diagnos- 
tic 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 Equip- 
ment Diagnostics I, with an emphasis on identifying, 
troubleshooting, and repairing fiael and lubricating systems, 
the power train, and system hydraulics as they relate to 
turf equipment. Use of diagnostic equipment to facilitate 
troubleshooting and repair of components is also covered. 

GCO 1220 TURF EQUIPMENT SHARPENING AND 
GRINDING-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive intro- 
duction to sharpening and grinding techniques, 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 imple- 
menting modem shop equipment to facilitate the sharpen- 
ing/grinding process. 

GCO 1242 TURF EQUIPMENT PAINTS AND 
PAINTING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive in- 
troduction to paints and painting as they relate to turf main- 
tenance 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 in- 
troduction to welding using both gas and electric arc tech- 
niques. 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 in- 
troduction to the ftindamental concepts of modem turfgrass 
science. The emphasis of the course is placed on introduc- 
ing, identifying, and discussing the concepts and principles 
of: 1 ) basic turfgrass taxonomy; 2) individual turfgrass spe- 
cies, 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 1. The emphasis of this course is placed on intro- 
ducing, identifying, and discussing all of the major rel- 
evant turfgrass cultural practices, such as mowing, fertil- 
izing, irrigating, and managing pests. 

GCO 1611 GOLF COURSE SHOP MANAGEMENT IAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive intro- 
duction to basic shop management practices. This course 
focuses on identifying and selecting shop tools, using and 
organizing basic shop equipment, maintaining stock in- 
ventory, and operating turf care equipment properly. 

GCO 1612 GOLF COURSE SHOP MANAGEMENT HAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: GCO 1611 or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of GC01611 Golf Course 
Shop Management 1. This course emphasizes the develop- 
ment and implementation of preventive maintenance prac- 
tices for turf care equipment. Also emphasized is the de- 
velopment of training plans and programs for turf equip- 
ment employees, and the development and design of main- 
tenance facility shop components. 

GCO 1743 GOLF COURSE DESIGN AND 
CONSTRUCTION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive in- 
troduction to the basic elements, concepts, and principles 
of golf course design and construction. The course em- 
phasizes the master planning and developmental execu- 
tion of a new golf course project, as well as pertinent rede- 
sign and reconstmction 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 intemship experience which provides 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



151 



students with real-world turf equipment technology expe- 
rience. The emphasis of this course is placed on the appli- 
cation of theoretical classroom concepts taught in other 
turf equipment classes. 

GCO 2431 IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive in- 
troduction to turfgrass irrigation practices and the funda- 
mental concepts and principles of soil drainage. The class 
emphasizes turfgrass water use requirements and the use 
of computerized irrigation scheduling systems to distrib- 
ute and conserve water. The course also emphasizes mod- 
em 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 in- 
troduction to the modem methods of controlling and man- 
aging the major categories of insects and nematodes that 
are traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The 
course emphasizes the identification and behavioral char- 
acteristics of insect pests and nematodes, as well as spe- 
cific integrated pest management strategies. 

GCO 2442 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF II: DISEASES OF TURF-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive in- 
troduction to the modem methods of controlling and man- 
aging the major categories of turfgrass diseases that are 
traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The course 
emphasizes identification of pathogens of turfgrass, the eti- 
ology of turfgrass diseases, and specific integrated pest 
management strategies. 

GCO 2450 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF III: WEED SCIENCE FOR TURF-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive in- 
troduction to the modem methods of controlling and man- 
aging 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 man- 
agement strategies. 

GCO 2500 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN GOLF 
COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND 
MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive in- 
troduction to the current environmental issues and consid- 
erations 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 ele- 
ments of basic golf course operations. Important concepts 
to be discussed include mitigation and management strat- 
egies that are designed to effectively minimize and/or elimi- 
nate golf course related impacts to the environment. 

GCO 2601 APPLIED MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND 
CALCULATIONS FOR TURF 1-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with the necessary skills and 
techniques to accurately calculate rates and levels of 
turfgrass industry materials, such as fertilizers and pesti- 
cides. The class will emphasize the basic concepts of ap- 



plied agricultural chemistry as well as math formulas for 
determining surface areas, volumes, and chemical dilutions. 

GCO 2602 APPLIED MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND 
CALCULATIONS FOR TURF II-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GCO 2601. This course 
provides students with the necessary skills and techniques 
to accurately calculate rates and levels of turfgrass indus- 
try materials such as fertilizers and pesticides. The class 
will emphasize the basic concepts of applied agricultural 
chemistry as well as math formulas for determining sur- 
face 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 man- 
agement practices; budgeting; record keeping; awareness 
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 re- 
lated organizational and administrative functions and du- 
ties from the perspective of the golf course superintendent. 
The course will emphasize communications, leadership 
skills and abilities, human resources, public relations, and 
record keeping. A most important focal point of the course 
will be local, state, and federal laws pertaining to golf 
course operations. 

GCO 2741 PLANT ID AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR 
GOLF COURSES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This hands on course deals with the identification of vari- 
ous 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 re- 
view 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 in- 
troduction to the basic biological and biochemical prin- 
ciples of turf soils. The class emphasizes the characteriza- 
tion 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 in- 
troduction 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 



152 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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 in- 
troduction to soil fertility and turfgrass nutrition. The class 
emphasizes turfgrass nutrition needs and the identification 
and implementation of fertilizers and other soil amend- 
ments to provide adequate nutrition for the various kinds 
of turf grasses. 

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 re- 
lating course content to lifestyle fostering a better under- 
standing of the major health issues of today. 

HSC 2400 FIRST AID-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course covering the principles and procedures of emer- 
gency first aid treatment. Class time is divided between 
lecture and the practical application of first aid procedures. 
The course encompasses American Red Cross standard first 
aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

PEL nil 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 devel- 
opment, knowledge acquisition, and participation. 

PEL nil 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 profi- 
ciency determined by instructor. 

PEL 2342 INTERMEDIATE TENNIS 

PEN 2137 ADVANCED SCUBA-AS 



HISTORY 



AMH 2010 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 
TO 1865- A A 
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 pe- 
riod. 



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 Ameri- 
can social, political and economic institutions through that 
time period. 

AMH 2070 FLORIDA HISTORY-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents Florida history from the age of dis- 
covery to the present. 

AMH 2091 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the Black American experience 
from its earliest roots in the high civilizations of Africa 
through present times. Special emphasis is given to the 
unique nature of that experience, the structural problems 
and potential of the Black community, and the study of the 
contributions and thought of outstanding African-Ameri- 
can men and women. (I) 

AMH 2095 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course studies the North American Indians in the 
course of the development of the United States. It intro- 
duces people, issues, and events, and covers the general 
American history periods from cultural and political as- 
pects. 

AMH 2931 WOMEN IN U.S. HISTORY 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Studies the roles of American women in the nation's de- 
velopment. It introduces people, issues, and events, and 
covers the general American history periods from cultural 
and political aspects. The course focuses on women's par- 
ticipation in national development, and the reactions to, 
and the results of women's participation. 

EUH 1000 THE WESTERN TRADITION I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a survey course which covers the history of the 
Western World from the earliest civilizations of the Middle 
East through the Age of Exploration and the Renaissance. 
It emphasizes political, social, economic, religious and 
cultural aspects. This course is termed a writing intensive 
course and requires a minimum of 4,000 words of 
instructor-evaluated writing per student, including a 
minimum of three graded assignments over the duration 
of the course. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
this course serves to complete part of the writing intensive 
course requirements. (I) 

EUH 1001 THE WESTERN TRADITION II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This survey course covers the history of the Western World 
from the Protestant Reformation to the present. It 
emphasizes political, social, economic, religious and 
cultural aspects. This course is termed a writing intensive 
course and requires a minimum of 4,000 words of 
instructor-evaluated writing per student, including a 
minimum of three graded assignments over the duration 
of the course. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
this course serves to complete part of the writing intensive 
course requirements. (I) 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



153 



11 



WOH 1012 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 
will be on the political, economic, and social views of the 
world. This course is termed a writing intensive course 
and requires a minimum of 4,000 words of instructor- 
evaluated writing per student, including a minimum of three 
graded assignments over the duration of the course. If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves 
to complete part of the writing intensive course 
requirements. (I) 

WOH 1023 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 1500 
TO 1815- A A 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the history of the world from 
1500 to 1815. Emphasis is placed on the political,- 
economic, social, and intellectual aspects of world history 
during this period. Subjects include European exploration 
and colonization; the emergence of the nation-state; great 
modern revolutions; the Enlightenment; the French 
Revolution and the Napoleonic Era. This course is termed 
a writing intensive course and requires a minimum of 4,000 
words of instructor-evaluated writing per student, including 
a minimum of three graded assignments over the duration 
of the course. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
this course serves to complete part of the writing intensive 
course requirements. (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 Eastern, 
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. This course is termed a writing 
intensive course and requires a minimum of 4,000 words 
of instmctor-evaluated writing per student, including a 
minimum of three graded assignments over the duration 
of the course. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, 
this course serves to complete part of the writing intensive 
course requirements. (I) 

HORTICULTURE 

ORH 1008C INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE AS 
2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introductory coverage of the func- 
tion and use of ornamental plants in the home interior and 
exterior landscape. 

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 



HUMAN SERVICES 



HUS 1001 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN 
SERVICES-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course explores the field of human services, includ- 
ing health, mental health, public administration, education, 
social welfare, recreation, criminal justice, youth services, 
and rehabilitation. 

HUS 1400 ALCOHOLISM & OTHER DRUG ABUSE-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

An introductory course that takes an analytical approach 
to identification, intervention, prevention, treatment and 
rehabilitation programming. Appropriate legislation and 
regulations goveming rights of clients are examined. The 
community resources available for dealing with alcohol- 
ics and other dmg abusers are identified, along with ap- 
propriate 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 in- 
terpersonal helping skills, as well as the promotion of 
knowledge of styles of helping fostered in a variety of hu- 
man service settings. 

HUS 2404 WORKING WITH ALCOHOLICS AND 
OTHER DRUG ABUSERS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides both theoretical information and prac- 
tical application of counseling techniques which have been 
effective in working with alcoholics and other dmg abus- 
ing clients. Through role playing, readings, stractured class 
exercises, class discussions, and lectures students become 
familiar with a variety of counseling theories, techniques 
and modalities. 



HUMANITIES 



HUM 1950/2950 HUMANITIES STUDY TOUR-AA (**) 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3 Credits 

Edison College-sponsored study tour abroad with lectures 
before departure and en route. Journal required. This course 
is termed a writing intensive course and requires a 
minimum of 4,000 words of instmctor-evaluated writing 
per student, including a minimum of three graded 
assignments over the duration of the course. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to complete 
part of the writing intensive course requirements. (The 
course HUM 1950 may be repeated as HUM 2950 once if 
the itinerary of the second tour is significantly different 
from the first. Students will be escorted by an Edison 
professor.) (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 and requires a minimum of 4,000 



154 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



words of instructor-evaluated writing per student, including 
a minimum of three graded assignments over the duration 
of the course. If completed with a grade of "'C" or better, 
this course serves to complete part of the writing intensive 
course requirements. (I) 

HUM 2230 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: THE I7th 
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 modem cultures 
of Asia, Africa and the contemporary Americas. This course 
is termed a writing intensive course and requires a 
minimum of 4,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing 
per student, including a minimum of three graded 
assignments over the duration of the course. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to complete 
part of the writing intensive course requirements. (I) 

HUM 2510 HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a course which explores human values and our sense 
of ourselves as individuals in community through the arts. 
This course is termed a writing intensive course and 
requires a minimum of 4,000 words of instructor-evaluated 
writing per student, including a minimum of three graded 
assignments over the duration of the course. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to complete 
part of the writing intensive course requirements. (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 film), 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 perspectives, 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 4,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing 
per student, including a minimum of three graded 
assignments over the duration of the course. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to complete 
part of the writing intensive course requirements. (I) 

INFORMATION SERVICES 

LIS 2004 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 col- 
lege research. Through the use of finding tools and infor- 
mational resources on the Internet, students develop in- 
creased skills in identifying, using and evaluating electronic 
information resources. Classroom activities and practical 
experience in using the Internet provide students with ba- 
sic research skills necessary for information literacy in 
today's world. 

INTERNET SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 

(See Computer Programming and Analysis) 



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 ba- 
sic mathematical skills. The student learns to add, subtract, 
multiply, and divide, and apply those skills to the real num- 
ber system. The student also learns to solve problems with 
percents. All of the aforementioned topics will incorpo- 
rate word problems. Successful completion of this course 
requires a grade of "C" or better. 

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 con- 
cepts of algebra and the skills required to apply these con- 
cepts. Topics covered include signed numbers, algebraic 
expressions, linear equations, exponents, and polynomi- 
als. Successful completion of this course requires a grade 
of "C" or better. 

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 cov- 
ered include factoring polynomials, graphing, quadratic 
equations, rational and radical expressions. Successful 
completion of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 
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 num- 
bers, algebraic expressions, exponents, polynomials, fac- 
toring polynomials, graphing, linear and quadratic equa- 
tions, and rational and radical expressions. Word problems 
and critical thinking skills are topics and concepts used 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



155 



i 



throughout the course. Successful completion of this course 
requires a grade of "C" or better. 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 with a minimum 
grade of "C" or MAT 9024 with a minimum grade of 
"C" 

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 pre- 
pare the student for MAC 1 105 and provide a strong alge- 
bra 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, expo- 
nential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing and applica- 
tions are emphasized. A graphing calculator is required. If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves 
to demonstrate competence for the general education math- 
ematics requirement. 

MAC 1140 PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of 
"C" 

An algebra course designed to prepare students to enter 
either engineering or calculus courses. Topics covered in- 
clude exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial, 
rational functions, conic sections, sequences and series, 
mathematical induction, the binomial theorem, and matri- 
ces. 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 require- 
ment. 

MAC 1114 TRIGONOMETRY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of 
"C" 

Topics in this class include the real number system, circu- 
lar 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. 
A graphing calculator is required. (May be taken concur- 
rently with MAC 1 140.) If completed with a grade of "C" 
or better, this course serves to demonstrate competence 
for the general education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1147 PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA/ 
TRIGONOMETRY-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 
Prerequisites: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of 
"C" 

This course is designed for students with strong mathemati- 
cal backgrounds who need a refresher course before be- 
ginning the Calculus sequence. Topics covered are a com- 
bination of topics from MAC 1 140 and MAC 1114. If com- 
pleted with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence for the general education math- 
ematics requirement. 



MAC 2233 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND 
LIFE SCIENCES-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of 
"C" or MAC1140 with a minimum grade of "C" 
This course is designed for students in business and re- 
lated studies who need calculus but not trigonometry. In- 
cluded is a review of equations and inequalities and their 
applications, functions and graphs, exponential and loga- 
rithmic functions. Major topics include mathematics of fi- 
nance, limits and continuity, differentiation and integra- 
tion and applications of these. A graphing calculator is re- 
quired. 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 with a minimum grade of "C" 
This course is designed for students majoring in science, 
mathematics or engineering. Topics covered include lim- 
its, 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 se- 
ries, 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 compe- 
tence 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, po- 
lar coordinates, and vectors in the plane. A graphing cal- 
culator is required. If completed with a grade of "C" or 
better, this course serves to demonstrate competence for 
the general education mathematics requirement. 

MAP 2302 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 compe- 
tence for the general education mathematics requirement. 



156 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



y 



MGF 1106 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS I-AA 
3 Class Hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of "C" 
or Testing 

This course is intended to present topics which demonstrate 
the beauty and utility of mathematics to the general student 
population. Topics include systematic counting, 
probability, statistics, geometry, sets, and logic. 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. 

MGF 1107 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS II-AA 

3 Class Hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of "C" 
or Testing 

This course is intended to present topics which demonstrate 
the beauty and utility of mathematics to the general student 
population. Topics include management science, linear 
and exponential growth, numbers and number systems, 
history of mathematics, elementary number theory, social 
choice and graph theory. 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 Instru- 
ment 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 learn- 
ing format. 

STA 2023 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of 
"C" or Testing 

An introductory course in statistics covering topics in para- 
metric and non-parametric statistics. Topics include: de- 
scriptive measures, probability, statistical inference and 
decisions-making, estimation, hypothesis testing, regres- 
sion and correlational analysis, probability distributions, 
sampling distributions, use of electronic calculators, in- 
terpretations 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 demon- 
strate competence for the general education mathematics 
requirement. 

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 3 Credits 

This course presents requirements, opportunities, and re- 
sponsibilities of various media. 



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 ap- 
plicable 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 ap- 
plicable 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 ap- 
plicable 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 ap- 
plicable to percussion instruments. 

MUH 2018 JAZZ HISTORY AND APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces jazz styles from a historical per- 
spective. Lectures highlight the general characteristics of 
various jazz styles and artists, and focus on listening skills 
which aid in an appreciation of jazz. (I) 

MUL 1110 MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the materials, literature and practices 
of music, and consideration of its aesthetic purposes and 
social function. Development of listening skills and crite- 
ria of judgment is also presented. (I) 

MUM2700 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 in- 
clude careers in the recording and performing fields, retail 
music merchandising, publishing, song writing and arrang- 
ing, arts and artist management, professional organizations, 
copyright law and career development. 

MUN 1120t, 2120t CONCERT BAND-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

The course emphasizes the study and performance of lit- 
erature written for the modem concert band. The ensemble 
is open to all students. (Band students transferring as mu- 
sic majors are encouraged to enroll.) 

MUN 1210t, 2210t EDISON COLLEGE SYMPHONY 
ORCHESTRA-AA (**) 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

The course emphasizes the study and performance of or- 
chestral literature. The ensemble is open to all students 
and community members. 

MUN 1310t, 2310t COLLEGE CHOIR-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

This course covers the study, rehearsal, and performance 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



157 



II 



of choral literature, with training in fundamentals of sing- 
ing. Attention is given to general, cultural and humanistic 
considerations. 

MUN 1340t, 2340t 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 1410t-1440t, 2410t - 2440t 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 En- 
semble MUN 1410, 2410; Woodwind Ensemble MUN 
1420, 2420; Brass Ensemble MUN 1430, 2430; Percus- 
sion Ensemble MUN 1440, 2440. 

MUN 1710t, 2710t JAZZ ENSEMBLE I, II-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

Emphasis in this course is placed on the study and perfor- 
mance of literature for the modem big jazz band. Audi- 
tions are held for placement in performing or preparatory 
group. 

MUN 212 It ADVANCED CONCERT BAND-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Second semester of MUN 2120 or 
equivalent; permission of instructor. 

Emphasis on study and performance of literature written 
for the modem concert band. Ensemble open to all stu- 
dents. Band students transferring as music majors are en- 
couraged to enroll. 

MUN 2211t ADVANCED ORCHESTRA-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Second semester of MUN 2210 or 
equivalent; permission of instructor. 

Emphasis on study and performance of orchestral litera- 
ture. Ensemble open to all students and community mem- 
bers. 

MUN 271 It ADVANCED JAZZ ENSEMBLE-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Second semester of MUN 2710 or 
equivalent; permission of instructor. 

Emphasis on study and performance of literature for the 
modem big jazz band. Auditions held for placement in per- 
forming or preparatory group. 

MUT 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 read- 
ing and performance of music, including principles of no- 
tation, scales, triads, rhythms, and interpretive markings. 

MUT nut 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 1111 be taken concurrently with MUT 1111. 



MUT 1112t 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 1241t SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING I-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course covers the development of aural skills through 
sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and error 
detection in diatonic musical examples. It is intended that 
MUT 1111 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 1242t SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING 
II-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 2116t MUSIC THEORY III-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MUT 1111/1112 or permission of 
professor. 

This course presents modulation using diatonic and chro- 
matic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, intro- 
duction to atonal analysis and twelve-tone techniques, and 
the study of musical forms. It is intended that MUT 2246 
be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2117t MUSIC THEORY IV-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MUT 2116 

This course presents modulation using diatonic and chro- 
matic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, intro- 
duction to atonal analysis and twelve-tone techniques, and 
the study of musical forms. It is intended that MUT 2247 
be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2246t 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 sing- 
ing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and error detection. 
It is intended that MUT 21 16 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2247t 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 2641t 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 em- 
phasis on scales, chord stmctures, rhythmic patterns and 



158 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



chord progression-ordinarily a further development of the 
Jazz Ensemble experience. 

MVK lint CLASS PIANO I, II-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents elementary instruction in piano, em- 
phasis on music reading, piano techniques, and piano lit- 
erature. 



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). 





MVK 2121t CLASS PIANO III, IV-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: MVK 1111 and permission of 
instructor. 

Continuation of MVK 1111. 

MVS lint CLASS GUITAR I, II-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents elementary instruction in guitar, em- 
phasis on music reading, fundamental guitar techniques 
and guitar literature. 

MVV lint CLASS VOICE-AA(**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents fundamentals of singing; emphasis 
on tone production and diction as applied to vocal litera- 
ture. MUT 1121 and/or MVK 1111 recommended concur- 
rently. 

MVV 2121t 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 instru- 
mental instruction which may be arranged for ECC de- 
gree-seeking students of advanced accomplishments, es- 
pecially those actively enrolled in the Edison's music pro- 
gram. 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 ap- 
plied music classes are limited. Permission of the District 
Dean of Humanities Communications and Social Science 
is required. These lessons are not intended for beginners. 

1. Full-time music majors have first priority. 

2. Full-time ( 1 2 hours) degree-seeking students have sec- 
ond 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 re- 
ceive 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 des- 
ignate the criteria ( 1 , 2, 3 or 4 as listed above) under which 
the student is granted approval. Students must be accom- 
modated in priority order, i.e. criteria one students have 
first priority, then criteria two students, etc. A form will be 
provided for this process. 



Applied Music Course Numbers - 



BARITONE HORN 

MVB 1214t 
MVB 1314t 
MVB 2224t 
MVB 2324t 
BASSOON 
MVW 1214t 
MVW 1314t 
MVW 2224t 
MVW 2324t 
OBOE 
MVW 1212t 
MVW 1312t 
MVW 2222t 
MVW 2322t 
ORGAN 
MVK1213t 
MVK 1313t 
MVK 2223t 
MVK2323t 
PERCUSSION 
MVP1211t 
MVP1311t 
MVP 222 It 
MVP 232 It 
PIANO 
MVK 1211t 
MVK1311t 
MVK 222 It 
MVK 232 It 
TROMBONE 
MVB 1213t 
MVB 1313t 
MVB 2223t 
MVB 2323t 



CELLO 

MVS 1213t 
MVS 1313t 
MVS 2223t 
MVS 2323t 
CLARINET 
MVW 1213t 
MVW 1313t 
MVW2223t 
MVW2323t 
TRUMPET 
MVB 1211t 
MVB 1311t 
MVB 222 It 
MVB2321t 
TUBA 
MVB 1215t 
MVB 1315t 
MVB 2225t 
MVB 2325t 
VIOLA 
MVS 1212t 
MVS 1312t 
MVS 2222t 
MVS 2322t 
GUITAR 
MVS 1216t 
MVS 1316t 
MVS 2226t 
MVS 2326t 
HORN 
MVB 1212t 
MVB 1312t 
MVB 2222t 
MVB 2322t 



FLUTE 

MVW 1211t 
MVW 1311t 
MVW 222 It 
MVW 232 It 
HARPSICHORD 
MVK 1212t 
MVK 1312t 
MVK 2222t 
MVK2322t 
SAXOPHONE 
MVW 1215t 
MVW 1315t 
MVW 2225t 
MVW2325t 
STRING BASS 
MVS 1214t 
MVS 1314t 
MVS 2224t 
MVS 2324t 
VIOLIN 
MVS 1211t 
MVS 1311t 
MVS 222 It 
MVS2321t 
VOICE 
MVV 1211t 
MVV 13Ilt 
MVV 222 It 
MVV 232 It 




NETWORKING ADMINISTRATOR 

(See Computer Programming and Analysis) 



NURSING**^ 



NUR 1010 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: BSC 1093C, MAC 1105 or higher or 
STA 2023, acceptance to Nursing Program 
Corequisites: NUR 1142 

This course is one of the first nursing courses in the cur- 
riculum. The student is introduced to the client and to the 
health care environment, the nature of professional nurs- 
ing, and professional standards in nursing practice. Basic 
concepts related to communication, family systems, rec- 
ognition of cultural diversity, stress and adaptation, car- 
ing, ethical and legal issues, client education and teaching 
are introduced. Other topics addressed include: medical 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



159 



II 



terminology, critical thinking and the nursing process, test 
taking, the NCLEX examination, and other available re- 
sources to support nursing education. The Edison College 
Nursing Program's philosophy, curriculum framework, and 
program outcomes are presented. This course requires 
some basic computer skills and WebCT. The instructor 
will demonstrate WebCT in the class. 

NUR 1022 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING-AS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: BSC 1094C, ENC 1101, NUR 1022L, 
NUR1023L, NUR1061C 

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 as- 
sess 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 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: BSC 1094C, ENC 1101, NUR 1022, 
NUR1023L, NUR1061C 

Clinical laboratory experiences are provided in selected 
area hospitals with an emphasis on the adult and older adult. 
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. Learn- 
ing experiences include discussion, assigned readings, class 
demonstrations, and videos. This course may require some 
basic computer skills and WebCT. 

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, NUR1023L 

This course presents an introduction to the concepts and 
skills of health assessment with a focus on normal physi- 
cal assessment findings. The course is designed to assist 
students to integrate observations, inferences, and relation- 
ships among patient data when performing health assess- 
ments. Students will learn to apply various communica- 
tion techniques to gather information regarding a client; 
they will also utilize inspection, palpation, percussion, and 
auscultation to examine a client's body from head-to-toe. 
Through lectures, discussions, videos, and laboratory prac- 
tice, students will be prepared to take complete health his- 
tories, perform physical examinations, and record data from 
same. 



NUR 1062C HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND SKILLS 
PRACTICUM-AS 

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), Cardiovas- 
cular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed Practical 
Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, RRTs, and 
RCVTs 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: (I) to assist students to integrate obser- 
vations, 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 assess- 
ment 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, vid- 
eos, 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 com.puter 
skills and WebCT. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT 
in class. 

NUR 1 204 TRANSITIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS- AS 
Advanced Placement Sequence Only 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 5 Credits 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101, BSC 1093C, BSC 1094C, 
MAC 1105 or higher. Nursing Mobility Exam (as 
required), a Florida certificate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Cardiovas- 
cular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed Practical 
Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, RRTs, and 
RCVTs must be Florida certified nursing assistants. 
Corequisites: NUR 1932, NUR 1204L, PSY 2012, DEP 
2004, NUR 1062C 

This transitional course introduces the student to the Nurs- 
ing Program's philosophy, conceptual framework, and 
outcomes. The course includes content on the nursing pro- 
cess, legal and ethical issues, and expanded clinical skills. 
Using the nursing process, students assess human needs, 
alterations of human needs, and nursing interventions nec- 
essary to meet these needs. The student is introduced to 
the role of provider of care, manager of care, and profes- 
sional within the discipline of nursing. The course utilizes 
experiences in the classroom, and clinical facilities to ad- 
dress nursing care of clients in acute care settings. 



160 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



NUR 1204L TRANSITIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS 
CLINICAL-AS 

6 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: ENC HOI, BSC 1093C, BSC I094C, 
MAC 1105 or higher. Nursing Mobility Exam (as 
required), a Florida certificate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Cardiovas- 
cular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed Practical 
Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, RRTs, and 
RCVTs 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 nec- 
essary 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 experi- 
ences 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 dem- 
onstrate WebCT in class, if used. 

NUR I2I1 ADULT NURSING IAS 

4 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 7 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1023L, ENC 
1101, BSC I094C, NUR 1142, NUR 1061C 
Corequisites: DEP 2004, NUR 1211L, PSY 2012, NUR 
1511 

Students continue to develop their roles as manager of care 
and member of the profession of nursing and as a provider 
of care to clients with uncomplicated medical-surgical al- 
terations in health. Application of theory to practice is em- 
phasized. Knowledge, techniques, and skills related to pro- 
moting, restoring, and maintaining health are taught. Learn- 
ing experiences include the following: lecture-discussion 
and a scholarly paper. This course may require some basic 
computer skills and WebCT if used. The instructor will 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 1211L ADULT NURSING I CLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical 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 
community settings to 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 in class if used. 

NUR 1511 INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH 
CONCEPTS IN NURSING-AS 

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 be- 
havior, as applied in mental health nursing and in the psy- 
chosocial sphere of general nursing care. Select mental 
health experiences and activities will be incorporated into 
NUR 121 IL, Adult Nursing I (Basic Nursing students) or 
NUR 2424L, Maternal Nursing Concepts (Advanced Place- 
ment Nursing students). These clinical learning experiences 
will provide students with the opportunity to further de- 
velop 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 certificate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Cardiovas- 
cular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed Practical 
Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, RRT's, and 
RCVT's must be Florida certified nursing assistants.) 
Corequisites: NUR 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 fa- 
cilities. Students work individually and in groups on as- 
signments pertaining to: cultural diversity, nursing process, 
nursing care plans, pharmacology, ethical-legal implica- 
tions, 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 CON- 
CEPTS-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1023L, NUR 
1142, NUR 1010, NUR 1061C or professor, program 
coordinator or director's permission. 
Corequisites: None 

Medication administration requires specialized knowledge, 
judgment, and nursing skills based on the principles of 
pharmacology. The focus of this course is to assist the stu- 
dent in applying knowledge of pharmacology and the nurs- 
ing 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 dem- 
onstrate WebCT in class if used. 

NUR 2260 ADVANCED ADULT NURSING HAS 

3 class hours, 4 laboratory 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 alter- 
ations in health in the adult client. It includes theoretical 
concepts relevant to adults experiencing complex medi- 
cal/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 dem- 
onstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2260L ADVANCED ADULT NURSING II 
CLINICAL-AS 

12 clinical 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 disci- 
pline of nursing. This course may require some basic com- 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



161 



puter skills and WebCT. The instructor may demonstrate 
WebCT in class. 

NUR 2310 PEDIATRIC NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 

2 Class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1204/i204L or NUR 1211/1211L, 
NUR 1932, NUR 2424/2424L, DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Corequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2310L, NUR 2523, 
MCB 2010C, HUM elective 

A developmental approach is utilized to study the nursing 
care of the child from birth through adolescence. Empha- 
sis is on wellness, growth and development, and the nurs- 
ing 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 

6 clinical hours credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1204/1204L or NUR 1211/1211L, 
NUR 1932, NUR 2424/2424L, DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Corequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2310L, NUR 2523, 
MCB 2010C, HUM elective 

The clinical setting provides the student with the opportu- 
nity 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, 1 laboratory hour 3 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 

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 com- 
puter skills and WebCT. The instructor may demonstrate 
WebCT in class. 

NUR 2424L MATERNAL NURSING CLINICAL-AS 

3 clinical hours credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 1211/1211Lor 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 opportu- 
nity to care for women and to prepare women for child- 
birth as well as develop the roles of the nurse as provider 
of care, manager of care, and professional within the dis- 
cipline of nursing. Mental Health concepts will be inte- 
grated throughout the course and these concepts will be 
applied to patient care. 

NUR 2523 MENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS ACROSS 
THE LIFESPAN-AS 

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 heahh 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 
NUR2310L, Pediatric Nursing Concepts for Basic and Ad- 



vanced Placement students. These clinical learning expe- 
riences will provide students with the opportunity to ftir- 
ther develop their roles as provider of care, manager of 
care, and professional within the discipline of nursing. NUR 
2523 may require students to utilize some basic computer 
skills and computer-assisted instruction. 

NUR 2530 NURSING FOR CLIENTS WITH MAJOR 
MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS-AS 

1 class hour 1 credit 
Prerequisites: NUR 2523 

Corequisites: NUR 2260/2260L, NUR 2810/2810L 
This third mental health course assists students in under- 
standing dynamics of human behavior and acquiring knowl- 
edge of mental health concepts related to major mental health 
disorders, including Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, and 
Substance Abuse. This course builds on mental health con- 
cepts taught in the first two courses in the series. Select 
mental health experiences and activities will be incorpo- 
rated into NUR 2260L, Advanced Adult Nursing II for Ba- 
sic and Advanced Placement students. These clinical learn- 
ing experiences will provide students with the opportunity 
to fiirther 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 com- 
puter skills and computer-assisted instruction. 

NUR 2810 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND ROLE 
DEVELOPMENT-AS 

2 class hours, 2 laboratory 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, NUR 
2530 

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 fiinctioning 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 com- 
plete 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. 



162 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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

NUTRITION 

(See Science) 



OPTICIANRY 



The Opticianry Program is made possible via an inter-insti- 
tutionai agreement between Edison College and Hillsborough 
Community College (HCC) in Tampa, Florida. Edison College 
offers the general education portion of the degree and assists in 
the teaching of the vision care courses. The degree is granted by 
Hillsborough Community College. The program is delivered via 
distance learning technology combined with campus based in- 
struction. The laboratory courses are held in the new Vision Care 
Laboratory in the Kenneth P. Walker Health Sciences Building. 

OPT 1000 OPHTHALMIC ORIENTATION-AS 

1 Credit 

Presents an introduction to the field of vision care, includ- 
ing opticianry, optometry, ophthalmology and optical 
manufacturing. Topics include ophthalmic history, legal 
and ethical principles, patient history, terminology and 
abbreviations. Credit for this course does NOT apply to 
the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 1155 OPHTHALMIC LENS I-AS 

3 Credits 

Provides a brief history of the development of glass and 
plastic lenses, the various sphere, cylinder and prism pow- 
ers, the use of optical cross, flat and toric transposition, 
and the aberrations of lenses. Credit for this course does 
NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 1156 OPHTHALMIC LENS HAS 

3 Credits 

This course continues the study of optical theory. Topics 
include: prism notation; vertical imbalance and methods 
of correcting for it; vertex power; luminance; reflection 
and absorption; diffraction; third-order lens aberrations, 
and lens tilt; anisometropia, and spectacle magnification. 
Credit for this course does NOT apply to the Associate in 
Arts degree. 

OPT 1225 LOW VISION-AS 

3 Credits 

Provides a definition of visual impairment and methods 
used to measure it's severity. A description of the most 
common causes of visual impairment will be presented. 
Treatment plans including optical and non-optical aids will 
be reviewed. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the 
Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 1400L OPHTHALMIC LABORATORY IAS 

3 Credits 

Introduces the student to terms, instruments, lenses, frames, 
and materials to be used in the surfacing and finishing of 
ophthalmic prescription eyewear. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 1430L OPHTHALMIC LABORATORY II-AS 

3 Credits 

Introduces the student to terms, instruments, lenses, frames, 
and materials to be used in the finishing process and hand- 
work of ophthalmic prescription eyewear. This course is a 
confinuation of Ophthalmic Laboratory I. Credit for this 
course does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 



OPT 1460 OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING IAS 



3 Credits 



This course introduces the student to the skills necessary for 
becoming a dispensing optician. Included are the history of 
the profession, patient/client measurements, frames and lens 
materials, frame and lens selection, prescription, prescription 
analysis, and adjustment techniques. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 1460L OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING I 
LABORATORY-AS 

3 Credits 

Designed to introduce the students to the practical dispens- 
ing of optical products. The students will perform compe- 
tencies related to the neutralization of single vision lenses 
and multifocal lenses for duplication, measurement of 
frames and mountings, and the measurement of PC's. 
Credit for this course does NOT apply to the Associate in 
Arts degree. 

OPT 1666 SAFETY AND SPORTS VISION-AS 

3 Credits 

Opticians are constantly requested to provide eyewear that 
will better protect, improve and enhance vision for occu- 
pational and recreational activities. This course will present 
the visual requirements for common occupations and 
sports. It will also discuss spectacle, contact lens, and non- 
optical solutions to safety and sports vision problems. 
Credit for this course does NOT apply to the Associate in 
Arts degree. 

OPT 2030 OPHTHALMIC BOARD REVIEW-AS 

1 Credit 

Provides a comprehensive review and update of opticianry 
dispensing in preparation for the Florida State Board of 
Opticianry examination. Credit for this course does NOT 
apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2204 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE 
EYE-AS 

3 Credits 

Investigates the anatomical structure of the eye and the 
function of its parts as they pertain to the process of vi- 
sion. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the Associ- 
ate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2375 REFRACTOMETRY-AS 

2 Credits 

Designed to instruct the students in the theory of refracto- 
metry and testing for visual acuity. It will include identi- 
fying ametropias, the etiology and distribution of refrac- 
tive errors and anomalies of binocular vision. The steps in 
performing retinoscopy, objective and subjective refrac- 
tion procedures will be covered. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2375L REFRACTOMETRY LABORATORY-AS 

2 Credits 
Continuation of OPT 2375. Designed to introduce the stu- 
dents to the procedures of an objective and subjective re- 
fraction. Students will perform competencies related to 
retinoscopy, patient history, binocular balance and subjec- 
tive testing for visual acuity. Primarily a hands-on course. 
The students will gain practice in testing VA (cc and so), 
retinoscopy, subjective refraction and binocular balancing 
in a clinically safe environment. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2376L REFRACTOMETRY LABORATORY II-AS 

1 Credit 

Continuation of OPT 2375L. Designed to fine tune the 
procedures of objective and subjective refractions. Stu- 
dents will perform competencies related to measuring vi- 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



163 



I! 



sual acuity and taking a patient history, retinoscopy (re- 
view), confrontations and EOM's, pupillary functions, 
balance and binocular/phoria/tropia testing. Primarily a 
hands-on course to help the students gain speed and accu- 
racy in performing objective and subjective refractions. 
Credit for this course does NOT apply to the Associate in 
Arts degree. 

OPT 2461 OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING HAS 

3 Credits 

This course presents ophthalmic instruments and devices; 
analysis of absorptive lenses; computing and compensa- 
tion of vertical imbalance; discussion of ethics and legal 
issues; record keeping and communications; optical sales- 
manship, and visual impairment. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2461L OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING II 
LABORATORY-AS 

3 Credits 

Designed to introduce students to the practical aspects of 
frame alignments and adjustments, and the insertion and- 
removal of lenses from various frames. Includes further 
instruction and practice on neutralization of lenses for veri- 
fication and duplication of an Rx order, measure and 
callipering of lenses and frames, the facial measurements 
of orders (PD and seg heights), frame repair and the iden- 
tification of various types of lenses. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2463L OPHTHALMIC SKILLS LABORATORY 
IAS 

2 Credits 

This course is designed to educate students in the techni- 
cal skills of performing various procedures within the oph- 
thalmic visual assessment area of a dispensary. The course 
will present technical equipment procedures, maintenance 
and use, as well as the skills needed in assisting Optom- 
etrists and patients with various procedures such as ad- 
ministering medicines and pharmacology identification and 
uses. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the Associ- 
ate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2500 CONTACT LENS THEORY IAS 

3 Credits 

This course includes a historical review as well as theory; 
design and optical principle of contact lenses; indications 
and contraindications for contact lens wear; patient evalu- 
ation; discussion of lens types and availability; fundamen- 
tal techniques and fitting philosophies including the role 
of the biomicroscope, keratometer and radiuscope; patient 
education on care, cleaning, insertion and removal of con- 
tact lenses. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the 
Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2500L CONTACT LENS THEORY I 
LABORATORY-AS 

2 Credits 
Students will perform competencies related to the handling 
of instruments and charts used in the fitting and designing 
of contact lenses. Also, the handling and evaluation of 
contact lenses by the fitter and the patient. Credit for this 
course does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2501 CONTACT LENS THEORY HAS 

2 Credits 

Emphasizes contact lens verification, dispensing, and fol- 
low up care. The fitting of astigmatic, presbyopic, and 
special needs patients will also be covered. Credit for this 



course does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2501L CONTACT LENS THEORY II 
LABORATORY-AS 

2 Credits 

Students will perform competencies related to the design, 
inspection, modification, evaluation and dispensing of 
spherical contact lenses. The fitting of astigmatic, pres- 
byopic, and other special lens patients will also be cov- 
ered. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the Associ- 
ate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2502L CONTACT LENS LABORATORY III-AS 

1 Credit 

Advanced hands-on experience in fitting contact lenses. 
Prerequisite: OPT-2501L. Credit for this course does NOT 
apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2800L VISION CARE CLINICAL IAS 

2 Credits 

This course is designed to allow students to apply knowl- 
edge gained in lectures and laboratories to clinical situa- 
tions. Depending on the placement, the student may uti- 
lize skills related to management, fabrication, dispensing, 
contact lenses or visual assessment. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2801L VISION CARE CLINICAL HAS 

2 Credits 

This course is designed to allow students to apply knowl- 
edge gained in lectures and laboratories to clinical situa- 
tions. Depending on the placement, the student may uti- 
lize skills related to management, fabrication, dispensing, 
contact lenses or visual assessment. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2802L VISION CARE CLINICAL III-AS 

2 Credits 

This course is designed to allow students to apply knowl- 
edge gained in lectures and laboratories to clinical situa- 
tions. Depending on the placement, the student may uti- 
lize skills related to management, fabrication, dispensing, 
contact lenses or visual assessment. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2803L VISION CARE CLINICAL IV-AS 

2 Credits 

This course is designed to allow students to apply knowl- 
edge gained in lectures and laboratories to clinical situa- 
tions. Depending on the placement, the student may uti- 
lize skills related to management, fabrication, dispensing, 
contact lenses or visual assessment. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2910 DIRECTED RESEARCH-AS 

3 Credits 

Covers the research, planning and development of an op- 
tical dispensary. Topics include the type, size, location 
and design, as well as financing, business structure, taxes, 
licenses and equipment. Credit for this course does NOT 
apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

PARALEGAL STUDIES 

PLA 1003 INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL 
STUDIES-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of the training and pur- 



164 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(■}■) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



pose of paralegals. It examines the role of the lawyer and 
the paralegal in modem society, the ethical and profes- 
sional practice standards applicable to both lawyer and 
assistant, and surveys the various fields of law to be cov- 
ered 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 in- 
cluding citation form, case law, reading and finding stat- 
utes, legislative history, constitutional law, administrative 
law, court rules, local rules, loose-leaf services, secondary 
references, computer research, and ethical considerations. 

PLA 2114 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PLA 1103 Legal Research and Writing I 

This course provides research and writing skills that the 
paralegal needs, with emphasis on legal writing. The course 
is intended to familiarize students with problems, proce- 
dures, and ethics in legal research and writing. Computer- 
ized legal research techniques using LEXIS are incorpo- 
rated to complement the techniques learned in PLA 11 03. 

PLA 2200 LITIGATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the 
structure of the federal and state judicial systems and their 
jurisdictions. It introduces the student to the basic litiga- 
tion process and its procedural aspects by focusing on the 
federal and state rules of civil procedure and evidence. It 
includes comparisons of state and federal court rules, the 
drafting of pleadings, and ethical considerations relating 
to litigation. 

PLA 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 de- 
fenses, jurisdiction, commencement of lawsuits, rules of 
procedure, pleadings, gathering evidence, and ethical con- 
siderations. 

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, part- 
nerships, and corporations. Includes ethical considerations 
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 pro- 
bate, inventory and appraisal, creditors claims, distribu- 
tion and discharge, ancillary administration, and ethical 
considerations. 

PLA 2610 REAL ESTATE LAW AND PROPERTY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides a study of ownership, title issues, 
legal descriptions, real estate contracts, real estate trans- 



fers and transactions, real estate closings, and ethical con- 
siderations. 

PLA 2763 LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course covers principles of organization and man- 
agement, management styles, communications process, 
utilizing legal assistants, management of office employ- 
ees, office environment, office systems, office functions, 
financial management, and ethical considerations in law 
office management. 

PLA 2800 FAMILY LAW-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 SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN PARALEGAL 

STUDIES - AA 1-3 Credits 

These courses are intended to explore a wide range of vary- 
ing 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 elec- 
tive credit. 

PHILOSOPHY 

IDS 1350 CRITICAL THINKING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to develop higher level reasoning 
and problem-solving skills which can be effectively trans- 
ferred to other subject areas. Emphasis includes special- 
ized vocabulary development and verbal and quantitative 
reasoning skills. Students will apply creative and critical 
reasoning skills to brainstorming, patterns of thinking, 
questioning and effective problem-solving strategies. Fun- 
damentals 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 read- 
ings from Socrates to Sartre are included. 

PHI 2100 LOGIC: REASONING AND CRITICAL 
THlNKING-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. 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

d*) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



165 



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 
students through an inter-institutional agreement via distance 
learning technology from Broward Community College (BCC) 
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That is, there is a two-way audio and 
video interaction with a classroom located on the Lee County 
campus of Edison College. The degree is granted by Broward 
Community College. 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 I Credit 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1200, PHT 1103 

Course introduces the student to the basic physical prin- 
ciples that apply to commonly utilized therapeutic proce- 
dures in the field of physical therapy. Topics include but 
are not limited to body mechanics, ergonomics, the use of 
heat, cold, sound and electricity to facilitate healing. 

PHT 1020 THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION FOR 
THE PT ASSISTANT 

2 Contact Hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: PHT 1211 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1801L 

An overview of effective communication skills and con- 
cepts regarding successful therapeutic interactions will be 
presented. Students will participate in several interactive 
sessions to become familiar with team building, verbal and 
non-verbal communication, effective listening concepts 
and conflict management to determine how to manage 
clinical situations as they arise. Cultural diversity is dis- 
cussed. Students are responsible for developing an in-ser- 
vice presentation as a means of enhancing effectiveness of 
communication. 

PHT 1103 ANATOMY FOR PHYSICAL 
THERAPIST ASSISTANT 

3 class hours per week 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: BSC 1094C Pre or Corequisite: 
PHT1200, PHT1103L 

Course introduces basic human anatomy with an empha- 
sis on the structure and function of the skeletal and mus- 
cular systems. Actions, origins, insertions and innervations 
of muscles are discussed. Surface anatomy is presented 
with an introduction to basic palpation. 



PHT 1103L ANATOMY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST 
ASSISTING LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT1103, PHT1200L 

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 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1103, PHT 1200L 

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, edu- 
cational requirements, supervisory relationships and cur- 
rent developments related to physical therapy. Health care 
delivery systems, the medical record and issues of reim- 
bursement are discussed. Presents the basic theory of body 
mechanics, preparation of the patient and the treatment 
area, positioning and transferring techniques, gait train- 
ing, and wheelchair prescription. Professional behaviors 
are introduced. 

PHT 1200L INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY 
LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1200, PHT 1103L 

Laboratory sessions for Introduction to Physical Therapy 
(PHT 1200) are designed to allow the students an opportu- 
nity 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 medi- 
cal 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 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2224, PHT1211L 

Course introduces the student to the theory and practical 
application of physical therapy modalities. The physiologi- 
cal effects of and the indications/contraindications of pa- 
tient care interventions such as heat, cold, radiant therapy, 
electrotherapy, traction, intermittent compression and mas- 
sage 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 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT1211, PHT2224L 
Laboratory sessions for Disabilities and Therapeutic Pro- 
cedures (PHT 1 2 1 1 ) are designed to develop student skills 
in the actual performance of the patient care interventions 
presented. Skills in massage are developed. Practical ap- 
plication of each intervention is emphasized with patient 
simulations and case studies enhancing the ability to un- 
derstand a plan of care for a patient. Data collection rela- 
tive to the course content as well as patient and caregiver 



166 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



Y 



education are emphasized. Case studies of various medi- 
cal conditions with emphasis on modality interventions are 
completed. Skill checks as well as competency evaluations 
are completed. Students are expected to demonstrate com- 
petency in carrying out an appropriate therapeutic modal- 
ity plan of care including effective documentation. Pro- 
fessional behaviors, at the intermediate level, are assessed. 

PHT 1300 SURVEY OF PATHOLOGICAL DEFICITS 

4 class hours per week 4 Credits 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1200 

Course introduces the student to general pathological con- 
ditions with emphasis on those commonly seen in the field 
of physical therapy. Basic system anatomy is reviewed with 
an emphasis on the pathophysiology of disease. Student 
presentations of various musculoskeletal conditions are 
completed. Descriptions of how diseases are classified, di- 
agnosed and treated, as well as the natural course/progno- 
sis of these diseases are presented. Implications of disease 
processes as well as contraindications precautions and pa- 
tient/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 dis- 
ease and in general are considered. 

PHT 1350 BASIC PHARMACOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL 
THERAPIST ASSISTANTS 

1 class hour per week 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: PHT1300 
Pre or 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 1801L CLINICAL PRACTICUM I 

20 hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites:, PHT 1211 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1020 

Course involves student assignment to a local clinical fa- 
cility. Includes scheduled class meetings to discuss clini- 
cal performance objectives, the self-appraisal process, and 
overall requirements for this novice level practicum. Dis- 
cussions also include professionalism, attitudes, patient 
rapport, sexual harassment, etc. A journal report of clini- 
cal 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 clinical education to discuss progress and 
to identify areas of strengths/weaknesses with appropriate 
target dates and methods of amelioration if needed. Stu- 
dents receive a satisfactory/fail grade. 

PHT 2120 APPLIED KINESIOLOGY 

3 class hours per week 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1020 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2120L 

This course is designed as part of a continuum in the ap- 
plication of anatomy to facilitate student analysis of func- 
tional movements with specific focus on the relationship 
between joint structure and function. Join structure and 
function including tests and measures for ROM and mus- 
cular strength are reintroduced. Special tesing procedures, 
joint play and palpation are introduced which aid the stu- 
dent in understanding pathological movement patterns. 
Normal gait is detailed as well as discussion of implica- 



tions of pathological gait patterns. Orthotic interventions 
for the spine and extremities are presented. 

PHT 2120LAPPLIED KINESIOLOGY LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: PHT 2224L 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2120 

Laboratory sessions for Applied Kinesiology (PHT2120) 
are designed to provide opportunities for the students to 
practice the skills of goniometry and manual muscle test- 
ing along with special testing procedures. Observation of 
normal and abnormal gait patterns as well as analysis of 
UE and LE movement patterns are performed. Interven- 
tions are developed to address functional deficits. Palpa- 
tion of surface anatomy and review of anatomical/bony 
landmarks occurs. Through completion of case studies, the 
student correlates patient problems related to various pa- 
thologies with their deficits in fiinctional activities and gait. 
Competency evaluations are completed. 

PHT 2162 SURVEY OF NEUROLOGICAL DEFICITS 

4 class hours per week 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1020 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2810L 

Course introduces the etiology, pathophysiology and symp- 
toms of common neuromuscular diseases/conditions. Ba- 
sic neuroanatomy is reviewed. Neurodiagnostic procedures 
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 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1211 and PHT2224L 

Course introduces concepts of therapeutic exercise with 
regards to its principles and objectives. The theory of and 
application of specific exercise regimes are presented. Prin- 
ciples of ROM and stretching techniques are presented. A 
basic introduction to goniometry and manual muscle test- 
ing procedures is presented as it pertains to the develop- 
ment of therapeutic exercise interventions. 

PHT 2224L DISABILITIES & THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES II LAB 

4 hours per week 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: PHT 1103L, PHT 1200L 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2224, PHT12nL 
Laboratory sessions for Disabilities and Therapeutic Pro- 
cedures II (PHT 2224) are designed to provide the student 
with observation and actual application of therapeutic ex- 
ercise in the laboratory setting. Case studies of various 
medical conditions with emphasis on therapeutic interven- 
tions are completed. ROM and stretching techniques are 
practiced. Goniometry and manual muscle testing proce- 
dures are practiced as they relate to the provision of thera- 
peutic exercise. Data collection relative to the course con- 
tent as well as patient and caregiver education are empha- 
sized. Skill checks as well as competency evaluations are 
completed. Students are expected to demonstrate compe- 
tency in developing and carrying out an appropriate thera- 
peutic program including effective documentation. Profes- 
sional behaviors, at the intermediate level, are assessed. 

PHT 2704 REHABILITATIVE PROCEDURES 

3 class hours per week 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2162 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2704L, PHT 2931 
Advanced course designed to develop skill in and under- 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



167 



standing of the underlying principles of advanced physi- 
cal therapy plans of care including motor learning prin- 
ciples. Techniques presented include advanced therapeu- 
tic exercise programs (stroke, spinal cord injured, etc.) 
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), Bobath 
and Brunnstrom. Amputations and principles of prosthet- 
ics are detailed with fitting and check-out procedures re- 
viewed. 

PHT 2704L REHABILITATIVE PROCEDURES LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: PHT 2162 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2704L, PHT 2931 

Laboratory sessions for Rehabilitative Procedures 
(PHT2704) are designed for the students to practice the 
utilization of developmental postures in patient interven- 
tions as well as PNF, facilitation/inhibition techniques and 
others forms of advanced therapeutic exercise approaches. 
Stump wrapping and therapeutic management prosthetic 
patients are practiced. Case studies of various medical con- 
ditions with emphasis on advanced therapeutic exercise 
approaches as well as application of prosthetic principles- 
are completed. Data collection relative to the course con- 
tent as well as patient and caregiver education are empha- 
sized. Skill checks are completed. Students are expected 
to demonstrate competency in developing and carrying out 
appropriate interventions for a patient with neurological 
deficits. Professional behaviors, at the entry level, are as- 
sessed. 

PHT 2810L CLINICAL PRACTICUM II 

24 hours per week 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHT 1810L 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2162 

Course involves student assignment to local clinical facil- 
ity. Includes scheduled class meetings to review clinical 
performance objectives, the self-appraisal process, and 
overall requirements for this intennediate level practicum. 
Class discussions are held to share and discuss experiences, 
patient care problems, learning styles, cooperative group 
participation, acceptance and implementation of construc- 
tive criticism, etc. A clinical journal and an in-service are 
required. Weekly online discussion forums facilitate criti- 
cal thinking, peer review, and managing clinical situations 
at the intermediate level. Students attend a personal con- 
ference with the academic coordinator of clinical educa- 
tion 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, PHT 2931 

Course involves full time student assignment to a local 
clinical facility. Includes scheduled class meetings to dis- 
cuss clinical performance objectives, the self-appraisal 
process, and overall requirements for this entry level 
practicum. A clinical journal, a case study report and a re- 
search project are required. Class discussions are held to 
share and discuss experiences, patient care problems, readi- 
ness for the workplace, leadership responsibilities, profes- 
sional growth, etc. Weekly online discussion forums fa- 
cilitate critical thinking, peer review, and managing clini- 
cal situations at the entry level. Students attend a personal 
conference with the academic coordinator of clinical edu- 
cation to discuss progress and to identify area of strength/ 
weaknesses with appropriate target dates and methods of 



amelioration where necessary. Students receive a satisfac- 
tory/fail grade. 

PHT 2931 TRANSITION SEMINAR 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2120 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2704 

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. 

PHT 1310 SURVEY OF MUSCULOSKELETAL 
DEFICITS 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT1300 

Course introduces the student to general pathological con- 
ditions with emphasis on those commonly seen in the field 
of physical therapy as they relate to the musculoskeletal 
systems. Descriptions of how musculoskeletal diseases are 
classified, diagnosed and treated, as well as the natural/ 
prognosis of these diseases are presented. Implications of 
disease processes as well as contraindications, precautions 
and patient/caregiver education related to physical therapy 
are discussed through case study analysis. The effects of 
aging upon disease and in general are considered. 

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 con- 
temporary problems of American political systems, along 
with political parties, pressure groups, elections, Congress, 
the Presidency, and the Supreme Court are also discussed. 

POS 2112 AMERICAN STATE AND LOCAL 
POLITICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course emphasizes practical politics and functional 
government. A critical analysis of state and community 
political systems and processes is covered using the com- 
munity as a laboratory, and including contacts with state/ 
local officials. Internships are encouraged and credit for 
practical experience is allowed when approved by instruc- 
tor. 

POS 2601 THE CONSTITUTION-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces students to landmark Supreme 
Court decisions and doctrines in American constitutional 



168 



(*) Preparatory credit, docs not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



law. Major social problems, social institutions, and the 
scope of constitutional power will be explored. 

PSYCHOLOGY 

CLP 1001 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers practical psychology for coping with 
everyday life. The course deals with psychological prin- 
ciples of adjustment, emotional functioning, effective re- 
lationships, and personal happiness. 

DEP 2004 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course includes a life span coverage of theories and 
findings in human development, emphasizing the physi- 
cal and psychosocial growth of the individual from con- 
ception to death. Emphasis is placed on the special prob- 
lems and challenges the individual faces at each stage of 
the life cycle: prenatal development, infancy, childhood, 
adolescence, adulthood, and old age. 

DEP 2102 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 

This course presents an investigation of the forces which 
shape and influence the growth and development of chil- 
dren. The course is designed to be of value to those who 
are or expect to be parents, teachers, or who plan to work 
with children in any capacity. 

DEP 2302 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 

This course is an investigation of the transitional years 
between childhood and adulthood. Emphasis is placed on 
the changing self-concept of the young person and the spe- 
cial problems unique to this stage of life. 

INP 2390 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS AND 
INDUSTRY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study and analysis of personal and per- 
sonnel relationships in occupations. It covers the techniques 
and dynamics underlying harmonious relationships in work 
organizations, and the importance of the working environ- 
ment as it affects human services and productivity. 

PSY 2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to give all students an introduc- 
tion to psychology as a science and an understanding of 
psychology's applications to everyday life. The general 
models and methods psychology uses are explored as well 
as the factors that influence human behavior, including 
physiology, genetics, sensation, perception, learning, 
memory cognition, emotions, motives, personality, abnor- 
mal behavior and social interaction. 

PSY 2014 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY II-AA 

3 class hour 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 

This is the second course in introductory psychology de- 
signed primarily for psychology majors. Emphasis is placed 
on the basic principles and concepts of experimental psy- 
chology, including scientific methodology and experimen- 
tal investigation, conditioning and learning, perception, 
cognition, memory, motivation and neuro-psychology. 



PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT 

(Upper Divison Courses) 

DSC 3034 TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

In depth investigation of terrorists, their targets and poten- 
tial methods, and the resultant implications for emergency 
management mitigation, preparedness, response and recov- 
ery. Explores terrorists and their motives, vulnerability of 
critical infrastructure and other civilian targets, risk assess- 
ment and emergency management interventions. Describes 
and critiques local, national and international resources and 
initiatives in this evolving modem phenomenon. 

ISM 3004 INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
FOR BUSINESS-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey course that provides coverage of information pro- 
cessing concepts, technology and computer applications 
in a business environment using microcomputers. The im- 
portance of end-user computing in modem business orga- 
nizations is stressed and the information infrastructure of 
typical business firms is studied. This course will have a 
focus on case studies, projects, and group interaction, al- 
lowing students to have the ability to leam how technol- 
ogy can best be incorporated into a business environment 
and how to select proper software. 

MAN 3052 MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY AND 
PRACTICE-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A comprehensive study of contrasting philosophies of man- 
agement, current theories of leadership, management and 
supervision, as well as current trends and issues for busi- 
ness managers; focuses on applications and cases for de- 
velopment of competencies. 

MAN 3120 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND 
LEADERSHIP-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is an applied leadership course with a focus on case 
studies, projects and group interaction: includes theoreti- 
cal background on group dynamics, small group behavior 
and motivation, power, types of groups, verbal and non- 
verbal communication skills and teambuilding. 

MAN 3301 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course analyzes modem methods and theories in hu- 
man resources management. Topics include recruitment 
and selection, promotion, performance appraisal, termina- 
tion of employment, and legal issues. 

MAN 3641 ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAN 3052 or concurrent enrollment in 
MAN 3052. 

This course introduces the student to methods and tech- 
niques used in public policy research and management to 
evaluate public programs from an empirically sound foun- 
dation. Successful completion of six credit hours of col- 
lege level mathematics is recommended. 

MAN 4701 BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIETY-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course explores roles of personal, organizational, and 
societal values and ethics in society. Topics include ex- 
ploration of individual ethics, values, and goals; the study 
of ethical behavior within organizations as it influences 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



169 



people, products, and the work environment; and the ex- 
ploration of the appropriate roles of individuals, organiza- 
tions, and government in society. 

MAN 4720 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND 
ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 12 credit hours 
of upper division MAN coursework. 

This course examines strategic planning and work organi- 
zation as well as the development of organizational poli- 
cies and procedures. Topics include corporate planning, 
organizational analysis and design, implementing change, 
design and oversight of policies, determining organiza- 
tional direction, developing organizational strategy, and 
evaluation and control and its application within an orga- 
nization. 

MAN 4915 MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAN 4720 or concurrent enrollment of 
MAN 4720 and 12 credit hours upper division core 
PAD coursework. 

During the course, the student will complete a professional 
project applying the knowledge gained from the core 
courses under the direction of a professor. Successful 
completion of the course requires demonstration of 
achievement of program learning outcomes. Student and 
professor feedback regarding the program will be obtained 
during the course and used for program improvement. 

PAD 3204 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC 
SECTOR-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to budgeting in the public 
and nonprofit fields. The course concentrates on develop- 
ing budgeting knowledge and skills essential for success- 
ful management performance. 

PAD 3820 PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM INTEGRATION-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course compares and contrasts the various compo- 
nents of the public safety sector. The course examines the 
working relationship between public safety agencies and 
the effectiveness of the various service delivery models. 

PAD 4442 PUBLIC RELATIONS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

The course studies the complex field of educating the public 
and responding to public concerns. Students will design 
integrated plans and develop professional contacts within 
the public safety system. 

PAD 4232 GRANT AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of public agency grant and contract 
administration. Topics include alternate funding sources, 
grant preparation, and application processes. The course 
addresses legal and ethical considerations in grant and con- 
tract management. 

PAD 4426 PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR RELATIONS-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course analyses bargaining and negotiating in politi- 
cal and academic content and provides a practical guide to 
those involved in contract negotiations. The course ex- 
amines the skills needed to resolve disputes in the public 
sector through facilitation, mediation, and other alterna- 
tive methods. 



PAD 4393 CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course studies the techniques, skills, and information 
systems needed to implement command and control ap- 
plications during significant emergencies 

PAD 4932 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC 
SAFETY-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course addresses a contemporary theme relevant to 
public safety management. The theme will be determined 
by consultation with students and safety agency leaders. 
Topics will address global or multidisciplinary issues in 
the field of public safety. 

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 in- 
vestigation of patient care techniques applicable to the prac- 
ticing 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 les- 
sons 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 involv- 
ing manipulation of exposure parameters. 

RTE 1457 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC 
EXPOSURE HAS 

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, Prin- 
ciples of Radiographic Exposure I. The course leads the 
student through concepts related to radiographic imaging 
including: film critique, exposure control systems includ- 
ing fixed and variable kilovoltage technique chart construc- 
tion, automatic exposure control, and exposure conversion 
methods. 



170 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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 demon- 
strated 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 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 subdi- 
visions. The student works closely with a registered radio- 
logic 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 1 503. Radiographic procedures 
studied include: the entire vertebral column, bony thorax, 
upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, the biliary sys- 
tem, 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 radio- 
graphic examinations of the head. X-ray studies investi- 
gated include: bony calvarium, sella turcica, facial bones, 
optic foramen, mandible, temperomandibular joints, 
paranasal sinuses, and the temporal bone. 

RTE 1573 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE PRINCIPLES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1457 

Corequisite: RTE 1824 

This course is designed to teach radiography students ad- 
vanced imaging concepts related to their field. Topics cov- 
ered include: mobile radiography, fluoroscopy, tomogra- 
phy, macro-radiography, duplication, subtraction, digital 
imaging processing, and basic physical concepts related 
to computed tomography and magnetic resonance imag- 
ing. Students learn advanced radiographic procedures in- 
cluding venipuncture and mammography. Special consid- 
eration 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, mag- 



netism, and the electric generator. Concepts include elec- 
tromagnetic induction, transformers, rectifiers. X-ray tubes, 
and the interactions that produce X-radiation. Radiation 
measurement and basic radiation protection concepts are 
also included. 

RTE 1804 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM IAS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technol- 
ogy Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison 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 de- 
partment 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 in- 
volves the student in handling and care of patients and 
various radiographic apparatus. The student learns to ma- 
nipulate exposure factors in all clinical situations under 
many different condifions. Each student gains significant 
experience in routine and special positioning methods, 
surgical radiographic procedures, processing of radio- 
graphic film, and maintaining radiographic records. 

RTE 1814 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM HAS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technol- 
ogy Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison 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 de- 
partment 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 in- 
volves the student in handling and care of patients and 
various radiographic apparatus. The student learns to ma- 
nipulate 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 radio- 
graphic film, and maintaining radiographic records. 

RTE 1824 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM III-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technol- 
ogy Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison 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 de- 
partment subdivisions. The student at first works closely 
with a registered radiologic technologist. As proficiency 
and speed increases, the student performs examinations in 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(■j*) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



171 



N' 



an indirectly supervised capacity. Clinical experience in- 
volves the student in handling and care of patients and 
various radiographic apparatus. The student learns to ma- 
nipulate 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 radio- 
graphic 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 Technol- 
ogy. These individuals are graduates of accredited, hospi- 
tal-based, radiologic technology programs who are certi- 
fied by the American Registry of Radiologic Technolo- 
gists (ARRT). 

RTE 2061 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR-AS 
2 class hours 2 Credits 

This is a final, comprehensive course that reviews and in- 
terrelates concepts previously covered in the two-year cur- 
riculum. 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 re- 
lated 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. Empha- 
sis is placed on concepts that increase one's awareness of 
the responsibility to protect the public and self from un- 
necessary 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 stu- 
dent to evaluation methodology of radiographic systems 
to assure consistency in the production of quality images 
at the lowest dose. 

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, equip- 
ment, and techniques for special radiographic procedures. 
Included are angiographic, neuroradiographic, and 
interventional procedures. Infrequent, but interesting stud- 
ies are also covered such as lymphography and sialogra- 
phy. Included in this course is an introduction to cross- 
sectional anatomy as demonstrated by digital imaging tech- 
niques. 

RTE 2834 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM IV-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technol- 
ogy Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 
Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 



Edison 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 de- 
partment 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 in- 
volves the student in handling and care of patients and 
various radiographic apparatus. The student learns to ma- 
nipulate 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 radio- 
graphic film, and maintaining radiographic records. 

RTE 2844 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM V-AS 

16 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technol- 
ogy Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison 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 de- 
partment 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 in- 
volves the student in handling and care of patients and 
various radiographic apparatus. The student learns to ma- 
nipulate 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 radio- 
graphic film, and maintaining radiographic records. 

RTE 2854 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM VI-AS 

20 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technol- 
ogy Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison 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 de- 
partment 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 experiences in- 
volves the student in handling and care of patients and 
various radiographic apparatus. The student learns to ma- 
nipulate 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 radio- 
graphic film, and maintaining radiographic records. 



172 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(*♦) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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 learn- 
ing contract. It is designed to develop vocabulary literal 
reading skills, summarizing and sequencing skills, and a 
reading study system. Successftil completion of this course 
requires a grade of "C" or better. 

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 develop- 
ment of reading skills. Emphasis is placed on improving 
literal and inferential comprehension, vocabulary, rate, lis- 
tening, writing, and study skills. Successfial completion of 
this course requires a grade of "C" or better. Successftil 
completion of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

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, vocabu- 
lary, rate and flexibility, listening, writing and study skills. 
A state exit test must be passed to exit this course. Suc- 
cessful completion of this course requires a grade of "C" 
or better. 

REA 1605 STUDY SKILLS FOR COLLEGE 
STUDENTS-AA 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is designed to introduce specific study strate- 
gies, encourage self-determination, and student motivation. 
Emphasis is placed on individual application of different 
learning techniques for all college students. 



REAL ESTATE 



(See Business/Management/Finance) 



RESPIRATORY CARE 



RET 1024 INTRODUCTION TO CARDIOPULMONARY 
TECHNOLOGY-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the field including terminology 
and basic skills related to asepsis. The historical develop- 
ment of and current trends in cardiopulmonary technol- 
ogy are discussed. Basics of cardiopulmonary anatomy and 
physiology are introduced. 



RET 1402 PULMONARY ELECTRONIC INSTRUMEN- 
TATION AND PHARMACOLOGY-AS 
1 class hour, 3 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616 

This course is an introduction to basic respiratory treat- 
ments 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 physi- 
ology, blood gas analysis, and other hemodynamic calcu- 
lations required in cardiopulmonary physiology. 

RET 1821L FRESHMAN CLINICAL I-AS 

Laboratory or clinical hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616C, RET 1007, RET 1275C 

This clinical course consists of supervised clinical prac- 
tice in both the on campus cardiopulmonary laboratory and 
clinical sites. Areas of concentration in this course are ei- 
ther respiratory care or cardiac catheterization - students 
will receive hands-on instruction and be able to practice in 
realistic clinical environments. 

RET 2234C RESPIRATORY THERAPEUTICS-AS 

2 class hours, 6 laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1616C 

Corequisites: RET 2874L, RET 2254C 
Medical gas, humidity and nebulization concepts are pre- 
sented, as well as advanced respiratory pharmacology. 
Clinical and laboratory 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 is an in-depth study of critical care measures 
for medical, surgical, and emergency patients. Inter-aortic 
balloon pumping, Swan-Ganz catheter monitoring and 
chest tube management are also presented. 

RET 2254C RESPIRATORY CARE ASSESSMENT-AS 

3 class hours, 5 laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1616C 

Corequisite: RET 2234C 

In this course the student will learn the assessment of pa- 
tients, focusing on theory, application and evaluation of 
Respiratory Care treatment modalities, as well as employ- 
ing communication skills with physicians, patients and 
other health care providers. 

RET 2264C -MECHANICAL VENTILATION-AS 

2 class hours, 6 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2234C 
Corequisites: RET 2875L, RET 2414C 
In this course the student will learn the theory and appli- 
cation of techniques of artificial mechanical ventilation, 
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 assess- 
ment, this course reviews pulmonary pathophysiology and 
treatment. 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



173 



RET 2714 NEONATAL-PEDIATRIC 
RESPIRATORY CARE-AS 

2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2234 

Corequisites: RET 2264C, RET 2414C, RET 2875L 

This course covers the development and physiology of the 
fetal and neonatal lung including perinatal circulation, 
pulmonary function in infants, and developmental physi- 
ology of the lung. Neonatal and pediatric pulmonary dis- 
orders and their corresponding respiratory care are empha- 
sized. 

RET 2874L CLINICAL PRACTICUM HAS 

12 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616C 
Corequisites: RET 2234C, RET 2254C 

Under supervision, the student assists the therapist in res- 
piratory procedures in both in-patient and outpatient situ- 
ations. Class presentation involves instruction in the ratio- 
nale for procedures. 

RET 2875L CLINICAL PRACTICUM III-AS 

12 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2874L 
Corequisites: RET 2264C, RET 2414C 

Supervised clinical practice at an affiliated hospital. Ar- 
eas of concentration in this critical care clinical course are 
arterial blood gasses, mechanical ventilation, ventaliation 
monitoring, ECG monitormg, chest x-ray evaluation, aor- 
tic ballon pumping, Swan-Ganz catheterization and moni- 
toring, 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. Stu- 
dents maintain equipment, participate in emergency pro- 
cedures and pulmonary function testing as well as obser- 
vation rotations in the home care setting and physician 
practice. 

RET 2930 RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER AS A 
PROFESSIONAL-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 2264C 

Corequisites: RET 2876L, RET 2244 

In this course the professional relationship of the respira- 
tory therapist is presented and a basic research format is 
emphasized with an added option of taking an ACLS class 
and NBRC Self Assessment Exams. 

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 struc- 
ture of the earth, the solar system and star formation, elec- 
tricity and magnetism and wave energy. 

ISC 1002C FOUNDATION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY 
SCIENCE II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is an introductory science course. The fields of nuclear 
energy, chemistry, and environmental biology are included. 
The relationships of science to other fields of knowledge 
and to society are also included. This course is recommended 
as a general education course for non-science majors. 

-Anatomy ~ 

BSC 1093C ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: Minimum of a "C" in BSC 1010, or 
minimum scores of: (SAT-R 540 quantitative and 440 
verbal) or (FCELPT 90 math, 83 reading and 83 
sentence skills) or (ACT-E 23 math, 18 reading and 
17 English) 

This is an advanced combined lecture/lab course designed 
for students in the biological, medical, and health-related 
fields. This course expands upon general biological con- 
cepts including: inorganic and organic chemistry, biochem- 
istry, cell structure and function, metabolism, and genetic 
mechanisms. These concepts are applied to the structure 
and function of the human body. BSC 1005 or BSC 1010 
is strongly suggested to provide the appropriate biological 
background to succeed in this intensive, fast-paced 
Anatomy and Physiology Course. The topics covered are: 
introduction to anatomy, tissues, integumentary system, 
skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system and spe- 
cial 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 ho- 
meostasis. The following topics are covered: the endocrine 
system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune 
systems, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary sys- 
tem, fluid and electrolyte balance, and reproduction. 

BSC 1097L SELECTED TOPICS IN A&P I-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Minimum of a "C" in BSC 1010, or 
minimum scores of: (SAT-R 540 quantitative and 440 
verbal) or (FCELPT 90 math, 83 reading and 83 
sentence skills) or (ACT-E 23 math, 18 reading and 
17 English) 

Corequisite: BSC 1093C 

This course will present special topics and selected labo- 
ratory activities in anatomy and physiology that will en- 
hance the concepts presented in BSC 1093C. 

BSC 1098L SELECTED TOPICS IN A&P II-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: BSC 1093C 
Corequisite: BSC 1094C 

This course presents special topics and selected labora- 
tory activities in anatomy and physiology will enhance the 
concepts presented in BSC 1094C. 



174 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



HSC 1531 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: none 

This course is designed to provide a basis for understand- 
ing, utilizing, and pronouncing the vocabulary used by 
health care professionals. The language of medicine be- 
comes understandable through the study of word roots, 
combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes. Major disease 
processes and pathological conditions of specific body 
systems are discussed along with diagnostic and surgical 
terms. Classroom exercises are included to help form and 
pronounce words and define word roots. This course has 
no accompanying laboratory and therefore cannot be used 
to meet the science requirement at Edison College. 

~ Astronomy ~ 

AST 2003 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 de- 
signed to provide an orientation to the night sky and hands- 
on use of the astronomer's tools in the study of our solar 
system. AST 2003 and AST 2004 may be taken in any or- 
der. Laboratory is required to satisfy the natural sciences 
graduation requirement. 

AST 2003L ASTRONOMY I LABORATORY- AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

This is the first of a two-semester course utilizing as- 
tronomy tools, incorporating laboratory which utilizes an 
observatory, planetarium and astrophotography or imag- 
ing equipment. This course is to be taken only in conjunc- 
tion with the accompanying lecture AST 2003. 

AST 2004 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 2003. 
AST 2004 goes beyond the solar system to explore the 
workings of stars and galaxies, as well as the origin and 
expansion of the universe. AST 2003 and AST 2004 may 
be taken in any order. Laboratory is required to satisfy the 
natural sciences graduation requirement. 

AST 2004L ASTRONOMY II LABORATORY-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

This advanced laboratory makes continued use of obser- 
vatory-collected data through imaging equipment, as well 
as Internet-accessible data, through use of Hubble 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 1010+ 
BSC 1093C and MCB 20 IOC. Topics included are chem- 
istry for biological sciences, biology of the cell, and he- 
redity. The course will include lecture/discussion, group 
activities and computer simulations. 
+ This course is not a pre-requisite for BSC 1010, how- 
ever, 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 

Prerequisite: Minimum score of (SAT-R 440 quantitive 
and 440 verbal) or (ACT-E 19 math, 18 reading and 17 
English) or (FCELPT 72 math, 83 reading and 83 sen- 
tence skills) 

This introduction to cell biology is designed to meet en- 
trance requirements for upper division majors in biology, 
psychology or other pre-professional programs. The course 
addresses and integrates concepts associated with the ba- 
sic physical and chemical properties of living matter as 
the relate to the structure and function of the cell, cell re- 
production, Mendelian and molecular genetics (DNA rep- 
lication and gene expression), energy metabolism, meta- 
bolic control systems, and cell to cell communication sys- 
tems. 

BSC lOlOL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Minimum score of (SAT-R 440 quantitive 
and 440 verbal) or (ACT-E 19 math, 18 reading and 17 
English) or (FCELPT 72 math, 83 reading and 83 sen- 
tence skills) 

The laboratory which accompanies Biological Science 1 
emphasizes the development of scientific reasoning, for- 
mulation of problem statements, development of investi- 
gational techniques and data collection skills used to evalu- 
ate scientific hypotheses. Investigations using computer- 
based simulation and hands-on exercises instrumental tech- 
niques 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 ad- 
aptations 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 tech- 
niques common to organism level biological studies are 
introduced to study topics employed in BSC 1011. Labo- 
ratory activities include outdoor activities on and off cam- 
pus. 

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 environmen- 
tal science by studying the impact of humans. Contempo- 
rary ecological issues are explored in relation to problems 
of local, regional, national and global concern. Activities 
involve combined lecture, lab and field trip activities in- 
cluding discussions and debates of local problems, as well 
as national and global issues. 




(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



175 



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. 

MCE 2010C MICROBIOLOGY-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: Minimum of a "C" in BSC 1005 or 
BSC 1010, or minimum scores of: (SAT-R 540 
quantitative and 440 verbal) or (FCELPT 90 math, 
83 reading and 83 sentence skills) or (ACT-E 23 
math, 18 reading and 17 English) 
This combined lecture and laboratory course is an intro- 
duction to Microbiology. The course expands upon gen- 
eral biological concepts including: inorganic and organic 
chemistry, biochemistry, cell structure and function, me- 
tabolism, and genetic mechanisms. These concepts are 
applied to the morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and 
genetic mechanisms of microorganisms. BSC lOOSorBSG 
1010 is strongly suggested to provide the appropriate bio- 
logical background to succeed in this course. The course 
includes a survey of the representative types of microor- 
ganisms and the role of pathogenic microorganisms in caus- 
ing diseases and infections. 

~ Chemistry ~ 

CHM 2025 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE 
CHEMISTRY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: CHM 2025L 

This one semester course is designed to prepare students 
planning to enter the CHM 2045/2046 sequence or for those 
allied health students needing a chemistry prerequisite. 
Topics to be covered include matter, energy, measurements, 
problem solving techniques, the atom, the Periodic Table, 
chemical bonding, chemical formulas, chemical reactions, 
stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solutions, acids and bases, 
equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamics. 

CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE 
CHEMISTRY LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: CHM 2025 

This laboratory course begins by emphasizing the appro- 
priate use of units and mathematical techniques important 
to chemistry, science, and health disciplines in general. An 
introduction to chemistry laboratory safety, sampling meth- 
ods, and measurement techniques is included in the sec- 
ond half of the course. Stoichiometric calculations supple- 
ment work done in CHM 2025. Selected aspects of inor- 
ganic nomenclature are included. 

CHM 2032L CHEMISTRY LAB FOR HEALTH 
SCIENCES-AA 

3 laboratory hours 1 Credit* 

Corequisite: CHM 2025 

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 2025 and CHM 2025L (No 
student will be allowed to begin CHM 2045 without 
CHM2025 and CHM 2025L completed unless written 
permission is first obtained from the instructor.) 
This course is the first half of a two semester general chem- 
istry sequence. It deals, in depth, with the topics of matter, 
chemical measurement, stoichiometry, atomic theory, 
bonding, molecular geometry, gases, liquids, solids, and 
properties of solutions. 

CHM 2045L GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: CHM 2045 

This general chemistry laboratory emphasizes safety, 
chemical measurement techniques, stoichiometry, molar 
mass determination, molecular structure, and spectropho- 
tometric measurements. 

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 II 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 
Corequisite: CHM 2046 

This laboratory course emphasizes thermodynamics, ki- 
netics, equilibrium, acid-base reactions, and electrochem- 
istry through appropriate laboratory-based investigations. 
Data collection, analysis, and presentation techniques em- 
ploying graphing calculators, computers, and spectropho- 
tometers 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 or- 
ganic chemistry course designed for students entering such 
fields as Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, Pharmacy and 
other 4-year-plus programs in the Health area as well as 
the Physical Science areas. 

CHM 2210L ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 
LABORATORY-AA 
4 laboratory hours every other week 2 Credits 

This general organic chemistry laboratory course includes 
a development of basic macroscale measurement tech- 
niques in organic chemistry. 

CHM 2211 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CHM 2210 

This course is the second part of the two semester organic 
chemistry sequence. 

CHM 2211L ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 11 
LABORATORY-AA 

4 laboratory hours every other week 2 Credits 

The second organic chemistry laboratory course utilizes 
microscale techniques in organic chemistry. 



176 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



~ Environmental Science ~ 

EVS 2891C HYDROGEOLOGIC SAMPLING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course addresses the theory and practice of collect- 
ing and analyzing hydrogeologic data in groundwater, 
stormwater and surface water. The course includes an over- 
view of regulatory agency permitting and hands-on expe- 
rience in sample collection, data recording, data storage 
and analysis. 

EVS 2893C ECOLOGIC SAMPLING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course addresses the theory and practice of collect- 
ing and analyzing ecological data in terrestrial, wetland, 
freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. The course includes 
an overview of regulatory agency permitting and hands- 
on experience in sample collection, data recording, data 
storage and analysis. This is a "capstone" course that pro- 
vides students an opportunity to apply skills developed in 
previous courses to ecological sampling, data analysis and 
report preparation; the course is recommended for the 
sophomore 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 pro- 
grams 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. 
Module 1 includes planetary and structural geology. Mod- 
ule 2 emphasizes the study of minerals, igneous sedimen- 
tary and metamorphic rocks. Module 3 provides skills nec- 
essary 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 in- 
cludes 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 de- 
velopment of the scientific method and paradigms to ana- 
lyze written, verbal and visual communication. 

GLY 1100 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a study of the earth's history through the study of 
rock layers, the interpretation of fossils, environmental 
conditions in which fossils existed, the dynamic interac- 
tions which brought about changes in earth structure. The 
interpretation of the historical record and the evolutionary 



changes occurring among certain marine life and land flora 
and fauna is discussed. May be taken before or after GLY 
1010. 

GLY llOOL HISTORICAL GEOLOGY 
LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

In this laboratory course the students study topographic 
and geological maps, fossils, and mineral materials that 
support the historical development of the planet Earth. 

~ Marine Science ~ 

OCB 2010 MARINE BIOLOGY-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 or one year of high school 
biology, or permission of instructor 

This course is an introduction to the biology of the sea 
and elementary oceanography. Emphasis is placed on liv- 
ing 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 meth- 
ods 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 identifica- 
tion 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 sci- 
ence. Oceanography is a muhidisciplinary 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 pro- 
vided with the ocean environment as a general model. The 
marine environment of Southwest Florida provides an ex- 
cellent laboratory setting to accomplish the overall objec- 
tive 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 1 002C. 

OCE 1002C OCEANOGRAPHY II: A 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Oceanography is a true science, but not a traditional sci- 
ence. Oceanography is a muhidisciplinary field which en- 
compasses the traditional fields of biology, geology, chem- 
istry 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 pro- 
vided with the ocean environment as a general model. The 
marine environment of Southwest Florida provides an ex- 
cellent laboratory setting to accomplish the overall objec- 
tive 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 impor- 
tant aspects of biological oceanography (= marine biol- 




("■) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



177 



ogy). 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 nu- 
trients and requirements of the various age groups. This 
course cannot be used to meet the AA Science require- 
ment since it has no accompanying laboratory. 

~ Physical Science ~ 

PHY 1007 PHYSICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or higher level 
mathematics. 

This one semester course for students in the health sci- 
ences who need a background in physics which is broad in 
scope and stresses applications in the health field. This 
course cannot be used to meet the AA science 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 is the first course of a two-semester non-calculus in- 
troduction to physics sequence primarily for pre-profes- 
sional and technical students. Topics covered include 
mechanics and the properties of matter. 

PHY 1053L FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course is a companion to PHY 1 053 and includes com- 
prehensive experiments, data collection and interpretation 
to illustrate concepts and principles related to force and 
motion, work and energy, rotation, gravity and properties 
of matter. 

PHY 1054 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHY 1053 

This is the second course of a two-semester non-calculus 
introduction to physics sequence primarily for pre-profes- 
sional and technical students. Topics covered include os- 
cillations and waves, sound, thermodynamics, electricity 
and magnetism. 

PHY 1054L FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS H 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course is a companion to PHY 1054 and includes com- 
prehensive experiments, data collection and interpretation 
to illustrate concepts and principles related to oscillations 
and waves, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism. 
Principles of optics are demonstrated through the use of 
mirrors, prisms 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 the first course of a two-semester traditional calcu- 



lus-based physics sequence. Topics covered include me- 
chanics and the properties of matter. 

PHY 2048L GENERAL PHYSICS I LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course is a companion to PHY 2048 and includes com- 
prehensive experiments, data collection and interpretation 
to illustrate concepts and principles related to force and 
motion, work and energy, rotation, gravity and properties 
of matter. 

PHY 2049 GENERAL PHYSICS II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHY 2048 

This is the second course in a two-semester traditional 
calculus-based physics sequence. Topics covered include 
oscillations and waves, sound, thermodynamics, electric- 
ity and magnetism. 

PHY 2049L GENERAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course is a companion to PHY 2049 and includes 
comprehensive experiments, data collection and interpre- 
tation to illustrate concepts and principles related to oscil- 
lations and waves, sound, thermodynamics, electricity, and 
magnetism. Principles of optics are demonstrated through 
the use of mirrors, prisms and lenses. 

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 communi- 
cation discipline. A variety of activities and class assign- 
ments 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 empha- 
sizes communicating during an employment interview, 
communicating in self-directed work teams and develop- 
ing multimedia presentations. 



178 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(f) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



SPC 2023 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING-AA 

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 listen- 
ing skills using both oral and written requirements. 

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 stu- 
dent, 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 1105 ACHIEVING ACADEMIC SUCCESS-AA 

3 class hours 1 Credit hour 

This course is designed for students who have not suc- 
ceeded in their academic studies and are on academic dis- 
missal and suspension. It provides the essential skills 
needed to become a competent and motivated student. The 
students will learn to prioritize their time, develop memory 
and thinking skills, take meaningful notes during lectures 
and assigned readings, develop strategies for taking vari- 
ous types of tests, and improve both written and oral com- 
munication skills. In addition, the course will promote self- 
esteem and a desire to succeed, not only in their academic 
performance, but in their personal and professional lives. 

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 per- 
sonal philosophy of leadership, an awareness of the moral 
and ethical responsibilities of leadership, and an aware- 
ness of one's own ability and style of leadership. 



THE 1020 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces the elements of drama and the pro- 
cess of theatrical production, with special emphasis on 
reading, analyzing and experiencing contemporary drama. 
Note: Theatre students should take this course before or 
concurrently with TPP 1110. 

THE 1925, 2925 THEATRE PERFORMANCE AND 
PRODUCTION-AA 
6 studio hours 6 Credits 

Rehearsal and performance in a major college or profes- 
sional production is presented in this course. Open audi- 
tions. This course may be repeated once for credit. 

THE 2100 THEATRE HISTORY AND LITERATURE-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a comprehensive survey of the development 
of the theatre and its literature from its beginnings to mod- 
em times. This includes reading and discussion of plays 
representative of each significant theatrical period and 
study of their relationship to their cultural and social set- 
ting. (I) 

TPA 1200, 2200 FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE 
PRACTICE I-II-AA 
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. 

TPP 1110, nil 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 act- 
ing with production of selected scenes. 

TPP 2118 ACTING HI-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of TPP 1110-1111 to include 
styles of acting and basic directing problems. 




THEATRE ARTS 



ENG 2100 AMERICAN CINEMA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This telecourse explores how Hollywood films work tech- 
nically, artistically, and culturally to reinforce and chal- 
lenge America's national self-image. An art form, an in- 
dustry, and a system of representation and communication, 
American film is a complicated and profoundly influen- 
tial element of American culture. 



(*) Preparatory credit, does not count toward a degree or certificate. 

(**) Offered if sufficient demand. 

(■f ) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



179 



180 



ADMINISTRATION 

& 



FACULTY 




181 



ADMINISTRATION* 

WALKER, Kenneth P. Dislricl President 

B.A., University of Texas, Austin 

M.A., East Texas State University 

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 

JONES, Robert R District Executive Vice President, 

Lee Campus President 

A.A.S., Navarro College 

B.A., University of Texas, Austin 

M.B.A., University of Texas, Tyler 

Ed.D., NOVA Southeastern University 

FRANCIS, Alan B District Vice President. 

Administrative Services 

B.S., Bentley College 

M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology 
THOMAS, Noreen District Vice President, Academic Affairs 

B.S., Daemen College 

M.Ed., Eastern Michigan University 

Ed.D., University of Texas at Austin 
PENDLETON, Edith District Vice President, Student Services 

B.J., M.A., University of Missouri 

Ph.D., University of South Florida 

McCLINTOCK, Maureen District Vice President, ' 

Planning & Development 

A.A., Mineral Area College 

B.A., M.B.A., University of South Florida 

Charlotte County Campus 

LAND, Patricia President, Charlotte County Campus 

B.A., M.Ed, University of Florida 

Ed.D, University of Tennessee-Knoxville 

WILCOX, Ann Development Associate 

LAWES, Annette Campus Director, Student Services 

B.A., University of the West Indies 

M.Ed., Columbia University 

M.B.A., Pace University 

VACANT Coordinator, Continuing Education 

KRUEGER, Bemie 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 
VEHSE, Robert Adjunct Services Coordinator 

B.A., West Virginia University 

M.S., University of Wisconsin 

Ph.D.., University of Tennessee 

Collier County Campus 

ALLBRITTEN, Jeffery President, Collier County Campus 

B.S., M.S., Murray State University 

Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University 
LINCK Jr., Henry Campus Dean 

B.A., Gettysburg College 

M.A., Morgan State University 

Ed.D., University of Maryland 
WESTENKIRCHNER, Suzy Campus Director, Learning Resources 

B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University 

M.L.S., University of South Florida 

VACANT Development Associate 

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 

M.P.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 
THOM, Helena Adjunct Services Coordinator 

B.A., Ohio University 

M.A., University of Akron 
SOTO, M. Cristina Campus Director, Student Services 

B.A., M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University 



Hendry/Glades/County Services 

KELLEY, Lucinda Dean 

B.A., Southeastern College 

M.S., NOVA Southeastern University 

Lee County Campus 
Office of the Registrar 

JIMENEZ, Louis District Registrar 

A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB 

B.S., Southern Illinois University 

M.S., Troy University 
MEDHURST, Ray Associate Registrar 

A. A., Edison College 

B.A., M.Ed., University of South Florida 
MITCHELL, Pat Student Services Supervisor 

B.A., University' of South Florida 

Student Financial Aid 

LEWIS, Cindy District Director 

A. A, Edison College 

B.A., University of South Florida 
Student Development 

SILVA, Billee District Director, Student Development 

B.A., Central Michigan University 
M.Ed., Florida Gulf Coast University 

MORGAN, Fredrick D., II Coordinator, Student Activities & 

Minority Student Services 
B.A., South Carolina State College 

GREENE, Nancy Coordinator 

Student & Alumni Relations 

Counseling, Advising and Assessment 

MORRIS, Kathleen B District Director 

B.S. Indiana University 

M.A. University of Redlands 
POTTS, Susan P Coordinator, Counseling Services 

B.A., Russell Sage College 

M.Ed., College of St. Rose 

Student Support Services 

REY-GOMEZ, Carmen Director 

B.A., Central State University 
M.S.W., University of Connecticut 

Facilities Planning and Management 

WHITE, Ronald W. District Director 

B.A., Northeastern State University 

VACANT Supervisor Plant Operations 

JOHNS, Jeff Evening Coordinator, Plant Operations 

NAIK, Jyoti Facility Planner/Code Administrator 

B.A., Bombay University 
SHERMAN, Edgar Facility Database & Systems Manager 

A.A.S., ITT Technical Institute 

Finance and Accounting 

DOEBLE, Gina District Director 

B.A., Arizona State University 

M.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 

VACANT Manager 

FENWICK, Joan Bursar 

A.S., Quinnipiac College 

Budget and Grants 

KIVEL, Debra Manager 

A.A., St Clair County Community College 

PORTER, Kathleen Accountant 

TOBIA, Shannon Accountant 

A. A., Edison College 

B.S., International College 

Payroll 

GONZALEZ, Mercy Manager 

Human Resources 

FAIRFAX, Pamela A District Director 

B.S., M.B.A., George Mason University 
ETHERIDGE, Bonnie Manager 

B.S., Florida International University 



182 



Purchasing and Auxiliary Services 

TUDOR, Lisa District Director 

B.B.A., University of Miami 

Foundation 

GALLOWAY, Tracey L District Director. Development 

B.B.A., Northwood University 

M.B.A., NOVA Southeastern University 
SKWEIR, Lizette Development Associate 

B.A., Kings College 

Institutional Effectiveness 

GORDIN, Patricia C District Director 

B.A., Rockford College 

M.B.A., University of South Florida 

M.Ed., Florida Gulf Coast University 

Academic Services 

McDowell, Laurie Dean 

B.S., Ball State University 
M.S., College of St. Francis 

University Center 

SMITH, Kathy Coordinator 

A.A., Edison College 

Upward Bound 

DAILEY, Paula Director 

B.A., Georgetown College 
M.Ed., Morehead State University 

Technology Services 

TRASK, Mark District Director 

B.A., Bradley University 

M.B.A., University of Wisconsin 
SANKIES, David Assistant Director, Information & Security 

A.S., Suffolk County Community College 

B.S., NY Institute of Technology 

KRENSON, Lance Manager, Networks & Security 

POLITOWICZ, Mark Manager, Technology Center 

A. A., University of Florida 

B.P.S., Barry University 

e-Learning Center 

KREMSKI BRONDER, Lori District Director 

A.A.S., John A. Logan College 

B.S., M.S., Southem Illinois University 
SAVAGE, Mark Webmaster 

Academic Technolog y 

PHETTERPLACE, Dean Network Technician 

A. A., Edison College 

(*) Includes administration and faculty employed at the time the catalog 
is prepared. 

INSTRUCTION 

Bachelor of Applied Science Program 

DUNAWAY, John Professor, Public 

Safety Management 
B.A., University of New Mexico 
M.A., University of Northern Colorado 
Ph.D., University of Colorado 

Criminal Justice Program 

GRESHAM, Kim Coordinator 

A. A., Edison College 

B.P.A., Barry University 

M.S., International College 
FAHEY, Dennis Professor 

A.A., Ocean County College 

B.S., Monmouth College 

M.A., Rutgers State University 
NISSON, Michael Professor 

B.S., American University 

M.A., George Washington University 
VACANT Professor 



Paralegal Program 

GRESHAM, Kim Coordinator 

A. A., Edison College 

B.P.A., Barry University 

M.S., International College 
CONWELL, Mary H Professor 

B.A., J.D., Indiana University 

Division of Arts and Sciences 

BEESON, Robert District Dean of Instruction 

A. A., Erie Community College 

B.A„ SUNY Buffalo 

M.DFV., D.MIN., Wesley Theological Seminary 
DENNISON, Rodney Associate Dean 

B.S., Lincoln Memorial University 

M.Ed., E. Tennessee State University-Chattanooga 

M.S., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 

Ed.D., NOVA Southeastern University 
MANGENE, Pam Adjunct Services Coordinator 

B.A., University of Texas 

M.A., University of New Hampshire 
BOWDEN, Dana Adjunct Services Coordinator 

B.A., University of Florida 

M.S., Texas A&M 

Academic Support Programs 

NEWELL, Patricia Associate District Dean, 

Academic Support Programs 
B.S., SUNY-Fredonia 
M.S., Ehnira College 

Student Success Programs 

GRISSOM, Teresa Coordinator 

B.S., M.S., Eastern Illinois University 

GaUery 

BISHOP Jr., Ronald Director 

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 
DO WD, Frank Librarian 

B.A., Michigan State University 

M.L.S., University of Michigan 
SHULUK, William Librarian 

B.S., Mercy College 

M.S., Long Island University 

M.L.S., Queen's College, CUNY 

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 

DESJARDINS, Margaret M Professor 

B.S., M.Ed., Salem State College 
Ed.D., NOVA Southeastern University 
FOREMAN, Elizabeth S Professor 

B.S., Mansfield University 

M.S.Ed., Elmira College 
GRIFFITH, Barbara Professor 

B.A., Midwestern College 

M.A., Oakland University 
JOHNSON, Thomas R Professor 

B.A., Concordia Senior College 

M.A., University of North Carolina 
LUTHER. David ; Professor 

B.A., University of Detroit 

M.A., Ph..D., Wayne State University 
OROBELLO, Natala Professor 

B.S., M.A., M.S., Long Island University 




183 



MILLER, Kathia L Professor 

A.B., Cornell University 

M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University 
PELOT, John Professor 

B.A., Eckerd College 

M.F.A., University North Carolina 

VACANT Professor 

VACANT. Professor 

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 
TUCKER, William Professor/EAP 

B.S., M.A., Central Missouri State University 

Speech 

CONNELL, John R Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida 

Ph.D., University of Florida 
WALTERS, Myra R Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Alabama 

Humanities 

CHASE, Wendy Professor 

B.A„ M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University 
HAYES, John C Professor 

B.A., Eckerd College 

M.L.A., University of South Florida 
HOOVER, Dale Professor 

B.A., West Chester State University 

M.A., Indiana State University 

Ph.D., Ohio State University 
ROOKS, Sharon E Professor 

B.A., Emory & Henry College 

M.A., University of Tennessee 

Ph.D., Florida State University 

Music 

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 

Ethics/Philosophy 

SWANSON, Russell Professor 

B.A., Flagler College 

M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University 

History 

DONNELLY, Ginger Professor 

A. A., Broward Community College 

B.A., M.A., Florida Atlantic University 
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 
HAGAN, III, Samuel J Professor 

A. A., Georgia Military College 

A.B., M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia- Athens 

Sociology/Psycholog y 

CAMPBELL, Lee Professor 

C.A.S., John Hopkins University 
M.Ed., Antioch University 
Ph.D., Union Institute 



DeWEES, Mari Professor 

B.A., University of Florida 
M.A., Aubum University 

Mathematics 

AXELROD, Rona Professor 

B.A., University of Rochester 

M.S., Rutgers State University 
BERTHL\UME, Scott Professor 

B.A., Worcester State College 

M.A., University of Virginia 
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 R Professor 

B.S., Emory University 

M.A., Washington University 

VACANT Professor 

RANSFORD, Donald Professor 

B.S., M.S., Indiana State University 
SALEM, John Professor 

B.A., Pennsylvania State University 

M.A., NOVA Southeastern University 
SMITH, Christine Professor 

B.E., University of Toledo 

M.E., University of South Florida 

Ed.S., NOVA Southeastern University 
SMITH, Ronald Professor 

B.S., University of Illinois 

M.S., Southern Illinois University 

Ph.D., University of South Florida 
VAN GLABEK, Helen Joan Professor 

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute 

M.S., George Mason University 

Ph.D., University of Maryland 
WARD, James Professor 

B.S., Tuskegee University 

M.A., University of Michigan 
WARREN, Donald M Professor 

B.S., Bucknell University 

M.A., Villanova University 

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 
BLACK, Cheryl Professor 

B.S., Kent State University 

M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University 
GRONLUND, Kathryn J Professor 

A.A., A.S., Rainy River Community College 

B.S., B.A.S., M.S., University of Minnesota 
O'NEAL, Lyman Professor 

B.A., Oakland City College 

M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota 
PRABHU, Nirmala V. Professor 

B.S., M.S., University of India-Madras 

M.S., University of Georgia 
ROMEO, Peggy Professor 

B.S., Fairmont State College 

M.S., West Virginia University 
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 



184 



Chemistry 

BURNS, Robert Professor 

B.A., Rutgers State University 

Ph.D., Iowa State University 
DONALDSON, Kurt D Professor 

B.S., University of Alabama 

Ph.D., Florida State University 
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 

Physical Science 

McGARITY, Lisa Ann Professor 

B.A., M.S., University of Montana 

Ed.D., University of Central Florida 
MANACHERIL, George T Professor 

B.S., M.S., University of Kerala-India 

Physics 

COMAN, Marius Professor 

B.A., University of Bucharest 

M.S., Florida International University 

Ph.D., Florida International University 
DABBY, William Professor 

B.A., Columbia University 

M.A., California State University at Long Beach 

En glish - DLA 

ALEXANDER, Karlene Professor 

B.A., University of West Indies 

Ed.D., University of Miami 
GROVE, Jennifer Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 
ROTONDA, Violeta Professor 

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 
EGGLESTON, Sabine Professor 

B.A., University of South Florida 

M.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 
LAVRACK, Kevin Professor 

B.A., Spring Arbor College 

M.A., Michigan State University 
MARSHALL, Dorothy Professor 

A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College 

M.Ed., University of Virginia 

Reading - DLA 

LEMASTER, Melanie M Professor 

B.Ed., M.Ed., Shippenburg University 
TYE, Jesslyn Professor 

B.S., Florida Southern College 

M.A., University of South Florida 

Division of Professional and Technical Studies 

ROSHON, William District Dean of Instruction 

B.S., Ohio University 
M.S., Barry University 

Internship Program 

HOFFMAN, Lana Coordinator 

B.S., Centenary College 

M.B.A., William Paterson University 

Business and Technolog y 

FOY, Dennette T Coordinator 

A.A., Edison College 

B.S., M.Ed., University of South Florida 



Continuing Education 

BROV/N II, John District Director 

B.A. West Liberty State College 
M.B.A., IMPAC University 

Golf Course Operations 

BERNDT, William L Coordinator 

B.S. Central Michigan University 
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University 

Fire Science Technolog y 

DEML, Dan Professor 

B.S., Cardinal Stritch University 

M.P.A., City University of Washington 
REED, Sheldon P. Coordinator 

A.S., St. Petersburg Junior College 

B.P.A., Barry University 

Early Childhood Education 

SCHAEFFER, Elaine Coordinator 

B.S., Lesley University 

M.P.H., Newton College of the Sacred Heart 

Accounting 

BIGGETT, Earl S Professor 

B.B.A., lona College 

M.B.A., St. John's University 
BUGGER, Leroy Professor 

B.S., Southern Illinois University 

M.B.A., Southern Illinois University 
MC CARTNEY KING, Stephanie Professor 

B.S., M.B.A., West Virginia University 

Business 

HAYDEN, Michael D Professor 

B.A., Amherst College 

M.B.A., University of Colorado 
OLFVER, David G Professor 

B.S., New England College 

M.B.A., American Intemational College 

Computer Programming and Analysis 

BUCZYNA, Roberta Professor 

A. A., Edison College 

B.S., M.Ed., University of South Florida 
JOHNSON, Deborah Professor 

B.S., Mount Saint Mary College 

M.S., Union College 
MYERS, Mary R Professor 

B.S., Purdue University 

M.Ed., University of South Florida 
SMITH, Charles E Professor 

A. A., Edison College 

B.S., Troy State University 

M.A., Webster University 

Drafting and Desig n 

DAMBROSE, Albert Professor 

A.A., Edison College 

B.A., M.A., University of Florida 

Economics 

CLARK, Cathy Professor 

B.S., Campbellsville College 

M.B.A., Moorehead State University 
VACANT Professor 

Internet Services Technolog y 

HUMBERTO, Gil Professor 

M.I.T., American Intercontinental University 

Networking Services Technolog y 

DUBETZ, Martin Professor 

B.S., Kettering University 
M.S., Wayne State University 
Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada) 




185 



Health Professions 

LEWIS, Mary Associate District Dean 

B.S.N., University of Wisconsin 
M.B.A., International University 
M.S.N., Barry University 
Ed.D., University of Central Florida 

Emergency Medical Services 

VACANT District Director 

CLEMENS, Christine Coordinator, EMT 

B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
ZIOMEK, Jeffrey Coordinator, EMT 

A.A.S., Niagara County Community College 

B.S., Empire State College 
VACANT Clinical Coordinator 

Cardiovascular Technolog ies 

DAVIS, Robert Jeffrey Coordinator, CVT Program 

A. A., A.S., Edison College 
B.S., University of South Florida 

Dental Hygiene and 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 Dental Clinical Supervisor 

D.D.S., Temple University 
PATTERSON, Jill Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Pensacola Junior College 

B.S., University of West Florida 

Radiologic Technolog y 

MAYHEW, James Coordinator 

B.S., Columbia Union College 

M.S., Ferris State University 
SWANSON, Coleen Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Northeastem University 

B.S., International College 
COSTELLO, Nancy Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Edison 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, 

Cardiovascular Technology, 
Respiratory Care 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 
JOHNSON, Anita Coordinator 

B.S.N., M.A., Bethel College 
ARCIDL\CONO, Patricia Coordinator 

B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University 

M.A., New York University 
HOLBROOK, Bobby R Coordinator 

A.S., Edison College 

B.S.N., Florida Gulf Coast University 
OGILB Y, Terry Clinical Supervisor. Nursing Lab 

M.S.N., M.PH, University of South Florida 

Ph.D., Capella University 



EBAUGH, Debra Clinical Supervisor. Nursing Lab 

B.S., Valdosta State College 

M.S.N., University of Miami 
BERNATH, Susan D Professor 

B.S.N., The Ohio State University 

M.S.N., Florida International University 

VACANT Professor 

DEHANEY-DUFFUS, Cassandra Professor 

B.S.N., Saint Joseph College 
GELLERMAN, Lynn Professor 

B.S.N., Jewish College Hospital of Nursing 

M.S.N., Florida Gulf Coast University 
GORSKI, Regina Professor 

B.S., Olivet Nazarene University 

M.S.N., Governors State University 
HEREIN, Marilyn Professor 

B.S.N., UCLA 

M.S.N., University of New Mexico 

J.D., University of California 
MORRISON, Marie A Professor 

R.N., Geisinger Medical Center of Nursing 

B.A., Ottawa University 

M.A., M.S.N., University of South Florida 
ROTHWELL, Sharon Professor 

B.S.N., University of South Florida 

M.S.N., University of Miami 
TENRREIRO, Kathleen Professor 

B.S.N., University of Rhode Island 

M.S., University of South Florida 
VICTOR, Chitra Professor 

B.S., M.S.C., Christian Medical College 
WEEKS, Deborah Professor 

A.A., B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Florida 

Advanced Placement Program 

BOGAR, Catherine Professor 

B.S., The Ohio State University 

M.S.N., University of Akron 
DAWSON, Phyllis Professor 

B.S.N., College of Mt. St. Joseph 

M.S.N., University of Kentucky 
TRACEY, Gail L Professor 

A.S., Edison College 

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of South Florida 

Ed.D., University of Central Florida 
WETZEL. Gayle Professor 

B.S.N., Florida State University 

M.S.N., University of Arizona 

Honorary Administration 

ROBINSON, David G.President Emeritus 

Honorary Faculty 

HENDERSON, Lee G. 
WATTENBARGER, James L. 




186 



Dr. Wendy Chase and husband Steve enjoy a 
picnic lunch on campus. Professor Chase 
(right) teaches Humanities on the Lee Campus. 



GLOSSARY OF TERMS 



AA-Associate in Arts Degree. A two-year program of 
instruction consisting of courses offered to freshmen and 
sophomores intending to enter baccalaureate programs. All 
AA courses are advanced and professional in nature. 

Academic Support Programs-A math, reading and 
writing support center for scheduled classes, referrals, and 
drop-in students needing help with academic reading, writ- 
ing and math projects 

Accreditation-Certification that a college meets a set 
of criteria established by one of six private, nonprofit, vol- 
untary regional accrediting associations. 

Add/Drop-The procedure used to alter class sched- 
ules after initial registration and through the first week of 
the semester During this time, students can adjust their 
schedule by dropping or adding a course without penalty. 

Advanced Placement (AP)-A national examination 
through which credit may be awarded in specified subjects. 
The minimum passing score is required for the awarding 
of credit applicable toward a degree. Information is avail- 
able in the Counseling, Advising, and Assessment Center 

AS-Associate in Science Degree. A two-year program 
of instruction consisting of college level courses to pre- 
pare for entry into employment. All AS courses are ad- 
vanced and professional or postsecondary vocational 
courses. 

ACT-Enhanced (ACT-E)-American College Testing 
Program. One of the assessment tests accepted for entry/ 
placement at Edison. 

Articulation Agreement-State Board of Education 
rules that establish provisions to facilitate the smooth tran- 
sition of students through the secondary, community col- 
lege and university educational systems. 

Audit-A college credit course taken for informational 
instruction only. College credit is not earned and regular 
fees are assessed. Testing and course pre-and co-requisites 
apply. 

Baccalaureate (Bachelor's)-A degree obtained by 
completing 120+ credit hours. The first 60 hours are usu- 
ally made up of general education classes and the final 60+ 
hours consist of major-specific coursework. 

Career Center-The Center provides students and 
alumni with a full range of career and employment ser- 
vices including career planning and assessment, occupa- 
tional information, internships, job listings, and employ- 
ment assistance. 



Catalog-A resource of academic policies, procedures, 
college and degree requirements, faculty and course de- 
scriptions, published yearly (but subject to change). 

CLAST Alternative-Refers to one of the approved 
alternatives that satisfies one or more subtests of the CLAST 
requirement. These alternatives include a combinafion 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 pass- 
ing score is required for awarding of credit applicable to- 
ward a degree. Information is available in the Counseling, 
Advising and Assessment Center 

Continuing Education-A variety of non-credit sub- 
jects offered to the community through Edison. 

C.E.U. (Continuing Education Unit)-One C.E.U. is 
awarded for every ten contact hours of instruction in an 
organized continuing education/non-credit course. 

Corequisite-A course which must be taken at the same 
time as another course. 

Credit by Examination-The award of credit is based 
upon the demonstration of knowledge of prior learning as 
assessed by examination. This process may also include an 
assessment of professional certification. Examples include: 
Advanced Placement, CLEP, FL 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 re- 
flect approximately the total hours a student spends per 
week in class. For example, a student enrolled in ENC 1 lOI 
(3 credits) spends approximately three hours per week for 
approximately 15 weeks in class. 

Credit in Escrow-Enrollment at Edison College by 
eligible high school students. Permission of high school 
principal or designee is required. 

Degree-Seeking Status-A student whose admission 
requirements have been ftilly met and who is working to- 
ward a degree. 



187 



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 educa- 
tional institutions (a high school and a community college) 
concurrently. See your high school counselor for informa- 
tion. 

Early Admission-Full-time enrollment at Edison by 
eligible high school students. Permission of the high school 
principal or designee is required. 

Educational Plan-A plan of required and elective 
courses prepared by an academic advisor to assist students 
in reaching their academic goals. 

Edison University Center-An alliance between 
Edison College and specific baccalaureate degree granting 
colleges and universities that allows Edison College gradu- 
ates to pursue various bachelor's degrees while remaining 
at an Edison campus. 

Effective Catalog-Contingent upon a student's con- 
tinuous enrollment, the catalog in effect at the time a stu- 
dent first enrolls governs the student's graduation require- 
ments. 

EGL-The Edison Guiding Light program consists of 
student assistants who work in the Office of Student De- 
velopment. They assist in student recruitment and reten- 
tion. 

eLearning-The systematic effort to reach potential 
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. 

Fee-A non-refundable financial charge for services 
rendered, 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 stu- 
dents who transfer from another institution and apply for 
financial assistance at Edison. 

FCELPT-(Florida College Entry Level Placement 
Test) is an academic assessment used for placement into 
either college level classes or college preparatory courses. 

Foreign Language Requirement-A requirement of 
Florida's state universities. Universities generally require 
two years of the same foreign language at the high school, 
or 8-10 credit hours at the community college level. 



Full-time Status-Enrollment in 12 or more credit hours 
in a Fall, Spring or Summer semester. 

General Education Hours-A specific number of se- 
mester hours of basic liberal arts courses required as foun- 
dation in the Associate in Arts degree program. 

Gordon Rule —State Board Rule 6A - 10.030 states 
the following: (a) Six (6) semester hours of English 
coursework and six (6) semester hours of additional 
coursework in which the student is required to demonstrate 
college-level writing skills through multiple assignments. 
Each institution shall designate the courses that fulfill the 
writing requirements of this section. These course 
designations shall be submitted to the Statewide Course 
Numbering System. An institution to which a student 
transfers shall accept courses so designated by the sending 
institution as meeting the writing requirements outlined in 
this section. Within the mathematics area, completion of 
specific courses is required. 

Grade-Alphabetical measures of academic success 
ranging from excellent (A) to failure (F). 

Grade Forgiveness-A method by which students may 
repeat a limited number of courses to improve their grade 
point average. Only the grade received on the last repeat is 
used in the GPA calculation. Grade 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 cred- 
its attempted, credits earned and grades earned. 

Grant-Non-repayable financial aid funds awarded for 
college expenses to qualified students. 

International Diversity Classes-Florida State Univer- 
sity may require students to take courses that have an inter- 
national 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 em- 
ployment or seek desired employment/volunteer experi- 
ences to incorporate their academic learning into real-world 
experience. Offered through the Career Center. 

Limited Access/Enrollment-A designation given to 
programs 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. 



188 



Major-A group of related courses that constitute a fo- 
cused program of study in a specific area of knowledge. 

Mini-semester-A short semester of credit instruction. 
Also referred to as Fall A or B or Spring A or B. 

Non-credit-A course for which college credit is not 
granted. 

Part-time status-Enrollment in 11 or fewer credit 
hours in a Fall, Spring or Summer semester. 

Placement Testing-Initial testing and subsequent 
evaluation of students to aid in placement and progress in 
reading comprehension, writing, English, arithmetic and 
algebra. 

Prerequisite-A course which must be satisfactorily 
completed before entering a related course. 

PSAV-Post secondary adult vocational certificate pro- 
grams are based upon clock hours instead of credit hours. 
Coursework leads directly to specific jobs such as Dental 
Assisting. 

Quality Points-The value, ranging from "4" to "0" 
for grades "A" to "F" multiplied by the number of credits 
i.e., 3 credits x A(4pts.)=12 quality points for all courses 
completed. Used in determining grade point average (GPA). 



Registration-May be accomplished in person or online 
at http://www.edison.edu/. 

Residency-Further information is available in the Of- 
fice 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 
assessment 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 

representatives of the student body to the administration in 
matters concerning student life. 




Medieval performer and Edison student entertaining the crowd at the Lee Campus Student 
Appreciation Day. 



189 



Helpful Information 



Questions 


Department 


Lee 


Collier 


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 




732-3792 


637-5605 


Career Information and Resources 


Career Center 




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 


637-5632 


Dual Enrollment 


Admissions 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5678 


Medical / Accidents / Emergencies 




911 


911 


911 


Non-Emergencies 


Public Safety 
TTY 489-9010 


489-9203 


732-3712 
TTY 637-5608 


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 / Work Experience 


Professional & Technical Studies 


489-9115 


489-9115 


489-9115 


Hendry/Glades County Info 


Director's Office at 


863-674-0408 






LaBelle 










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 


637-5629 


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 


637-5622 


Student Employment 


Human Resources 


489-9293 


732-3792 


637-5651 


Student Organizations 


Office of Student 
Development 


489-9338 


732-3736 


637-5622 


TTY Machine for Hearing or 


Students w/ Disabilities 


489-9093 


732-3788 


637-3503 


Speech Impaired 


Public Safety 


489-9010 




637-5608 




Technology Help Desk 


Technology Services 


Ext 1202 

From off-campus 


Ext 1202 
(239) 489-9202 


Ext 1202 


Telecourse Office 


Distance Learning 


489-9455 


1 (800) 749-2322 


Ext. 1455 


Telecourse Tapes 


Learning Resources 


489-9220 


732-3774 


637-5620 


Telecourse Testing 


Testing 


489-9358 


732-3774 


637-5632 


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 


489-9345 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Withdrawal from Classes/College 


Registration 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Work Study 


Financial Aid 


433-8047 


732-3705 


637-5651 



190 



BOOKSTORE OFFERS 
TEXTBOOKS, SUPPLIES & 
GIFTS 

Bookstores are located on each campus. They carry 
the required books for courses at Edison College as well as 
supplemental materials. The bookstores carry supplies for 
writing, nursing students, art, and engineering. Imprinted 
clothing, class rings, and other memorabilia can be pur- 
chased there. General items such as greeting cards, calcu- 
lators and tape recorders are also sold, in addition to edu- 
cationally 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 and in original package if purchased new. 

3. Returned within specified time (it is the responsibility 

of the student to observe the refund date posted in 
the store). 

4. Picture I.D. is required. 

BOOKSTORE HOURS* 



Computer Lab Hours* 



CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 

Monday and Tuesday 
Wednesday and Thursday 
Friday 

COLLIER CAMPUS 

Monday and Tuesday 
Wednesday and Thursday 
Friday 

LEE CAMPUS 

Monday through Thursday 
Friday 



Ph. (941) 637-5671 

8:30 am- 7:00 pm 
8:30 am- 4:00 pm 
9:00am-12:00pm 

Ph. (239) 732-3738 
9:00 am-6:00 pm 
9:00 am-4:00 pm 
9:00 am- 1:00 pm 

Ph. (239) 489-3345 

8:00 am-6:00 pm 
8:00 am-4:30 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 Campus: www.Edisonchar.bkstr.com 

Collier Campus: www.Edisonlely.bkstr.com 

Lee Campus: www.Edison.bkstr.com 



CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 




Room LSI 23 




Monday - Thursday 


7:30 am-9:00 pm 


Friday 


7:30am-5:30pm 


Saturday 


8:00 am-2:00 pm 


COLLIER CAMPUS 




Room Gl 17 




Monday-Thursday 


7:30 am-9:00 pm 


Friday 


8:00 pm-4:00 pm 


LEE CAMPUS 




Room K 103 




Monday-Thursday 


9:00 am-9:50 pm 


Friday 


9:00 am-4:30 pm 


Saturday 


8:30 am-1 :00 pm 


LABELLE 




Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 


8:30 am-8:00 pm 


Wednesday 


8:30 am-6:00 pm 


Friday 


8:30 pm-4:00 pm 


Saturday 


10:00 am-3:00pm 



*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 
College students have access to approximately 78,680 vol- 
umes. Campus distribution is as follows: Charlotte approxi- 
mately 9,300 titles; Collier approximately 9,200 titles; and 
the remainder at Lee. An expanding collection of about 
3,000 electronic books (E-books) is available through 
Internet access to LINCC. Approximately 7,000 videos 
and 4,000 DVD's for classroom use, over 4,000 videos and 
DVDs for distance courses, plus related AV classroom 
materials are available. 

Electronic resources, including over 72 full text re- 
search databases, play an important role in Learning Re- 
sources. Students have access to the joint catalog of the 28 
Florida community colleges through LINCC (Library In- 
formation Network for Community Colleges), as well as 
resource sharing through courier delivery. In addition, the 
catalogs of the State University System with reciprocal 
borrowing privileges expand student and faculty research 
beyond the institutional level. 

Internet, and DVD access is provided at each campus. 
At the Lee campus the Electronic Learning Facility is avail- 
able to classes. Over 60 computers are available in the ref- 
erence area for students and the public. Charlotte and Collier 
campuses also have similar electronic facilities. 



191 



Policies and handouts detailing specific services are 
available at the individual libraries or online from the Edison 
homepage under Learning Resources. 

The hours for Learning Resources are as follows:* 



CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 

Monday-Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

COLLIER CAMPUS 

Monday-Thursday 
Friday 

LEE CAMPUS 

Monday-Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 



(941) 637-5620 

7:30 am-9:00 pm 
7:30am-5:30pm 
8:00am-2:00pm 

(239) 732-3774 
7:30 am-9:00 pm 
8:00 am-4:00 pm 

(239) 489-9303 

7:30 am-9:00 pm 

7:30am-5:00pm 

10:00 am-6:00pm 

10:00 pm-6:00pm 



* Hours for Learning Resources change during the sum- 
mer and on holiday weekends. 



Technology Help Desk 

Students, Faculty and Staff 

Get Computer Help 

Call extension 1202 
(239) 489-9202 from Off-Campus 



What you CAN expect: 

A competent and well trained Help Desk staff 
Fewer calls going to voicemail 
Shorter "time to answer" 

A service that can handle 80% - 90% of the calls 
over the phone and will escalate the remaining 
calls to specialized Technology Services staff 
promptly. 

Resolution of the calls that typically involve 
password, login, network or internet cormectiv- 
ity, basic email, WebCT, basic desktop applica- 
tion (i.e.; Microsoft Office) questions and 
similar issues. 

Verification of your identity is needed for 
security. If you need help changing your 
password or PIN, the staff will request your 
name and the last 4 digits of your SSN to verify 
your identity in Banner or WebCT. 



192 



INDEX 



I 



Academic Advising Services 56 

Academic Calendar 12 

Academic Petition 32 

Academic Policies & Procedures 41 

Academic Probation 56 

Academic Programs of Study 76 

Academic Second Chance 31 

Academic Support Programs 47 

Academic Suspension 56 

Academic Warning 56 

Accounting Applications Certificate Requirements 114 

Accounting Course Descriptions 129 

Accounting Technology AS Degree Requirements 90 

Accreditation 1 

Administration, Faculty and Staff 182 

Admissions 13 

Admissions Requirements, Health Professions 15 

Advanced Placement 24 

American Disability Act 72 

Anthropology Course Descriptions 129 

Anatomy Course Descriptions 174 

Appeal of Petition Decision 32 

Application Fees 34 

Art Course Descriptions 129 

Astronomy Course Descriptions 175 

Assessment Services 55 

Associate in Arts Program Guide 84 

Associate in Science Programs 90 

Audit Students 20 

Bachelor of Public Safety Management Degree Program 82 

Banking and Finance Course Descriptions 130 

Basic Use of Computers 41 

Beepers, Cellular Phones, and Pagers 41 

Biology Course Descriptions 175 

Board of Trustees 4 

Bookstore 191 

Buckley Amendment 32 

Building Construction Course Descriptions 140 

Business Administration AS Degree Requirements 91 

Business/Management/Finance Course Descriptions 130 

Calendar (College) 12 

Campus Maps 8 

Campus Violence Prevention Policy 71 

Cardiovascular Technology AS Degree Requirements 92 

Cardiovascular Technology Course Descriptions 133 

Center for Professional Development 78 

Certificate Programs 114 

Charlotte Campus 8 

Chemistry Course Descriptions 176 

Children or Family Members in the Classroom 41 

Class Attendance, Absence 41 

Class Cancellations 41 

CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test) 49 

CLAST Waiver Requests 52 

CLEP 25 

College Level Academic Skills Competencies (CLASP) 49 

College Policies 68 

College Preparatory Program 47 



College Rights 19 

Collier Campus 9 

Computational Skills 49 

Computer Lab Hours 191 

Computer Programming and Analysis 

AS Degree Requirements 93 

Computer Programming Certificate 

Requirements 1 15 

Computer Science Course Descriptions 133 

Continuing Education 78 

Counseling Services 55 

Course Descriptions 129 

Course Information 128 

Course Outline and Course Syllabus 41 

Credit Based on ACE Recommendations 27 

Credit from Military Schools 27 

Credit Hour Fee 34 

Credit in Escrow 23 

Crime Scene Technology AS Degree Requirements 94 

Crime Scene Technology Certificate Requirements 116 

Criminal Justice Course Descriptions 136 

Criminal Justice Technology AS Degree Requirements 95 

Dean's List 41 

Degree Acceleration Programs 23 

Dental Assisting Certificate Requirements 117 

Dental Hygiene AS Degree Requirements 96 

Dental Assisting and Hygiene Course Descriptions 138 

Disciplinary Probation & Suspension 64 

Drafting and Design Course Descriptions 140 

Drafting and Design Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 97 

Drop/Add Periods 20 

Drug Free Campus 69 

Dual Enrollment 23 

Early Childhood Education AS Degree Requirements 98 

Early Childhood Education Course Descriptions 142 

Early Admissions 23 

Economics Course Descriptions 143 

Edison University Center 80 

Education Course Descriptions 143 

Educator Preparation Institute 79 

Effective Catalog Policy 20 

eLeaming Courses 88 

Emergency Medical Services Course Descriptions 143 

Emergency Medical Services Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 99 

Emergency Medical Technology: 

EMT Certificate Requirements 118 

English Language Course Descriptions 145 

English for Academic Purposes Course Descriptions 145 

Enrollment Verification 31 

Environmental Science 177 

Evaluation of Transfer Credit 16 

Eye Care Technician Certificate 119 

Faculty Office Hours 42 

Fees 34 

FERPA 31 



193 



Final Exam Schedule 20 

Final Grade Reports 32 

Financial Aid Information 35 

Fine Arts Programs 58 

Fire Science Technology AS Degree Requirements 100 

Fire Science Technology Course Descriptions 148 

Florida College Entry Level Placement Test 55 

Florida Statewide Course Numbering System 128 

Foreign Language Course Descriptions 150 

Foreign Language Requirement 53 

Foreign Students (See International Students) 15 

General Education Agreement 53 

Geography Course Descriptions 150 

Geology Course Descriptions 177 

Gerontology Course Descriptions 150 

Glossary of Terms 187 

Golf Course Operations AS Degree Requirements 101 

Golf Course Operations Course Descriptions 151 

Gordon Rule 188 

Grade Corrections 42 

Grade Forgiveness Policy 42 

Grade Point System 42 

Grade Reports 42 

Graduation Requirements 54 

Grants 35 

Grievance Policy. 73 

Health and Wellness Course Descriptions 153 

Hendry/Glades Information 7 

History Course Descriptions 153 

History of the College 7 

Honors Research 43 

Honors Scholar Program 46 

Horticulture Course Descriptions 154 

Hospitality Course Descriptions 131 

Human Services Course Descriptions 154 

Humanities Course Descriptions 154 

I.D. Cards 20 

Incomplete Grades 43 

Individualized Study 43 

Information (Helpful) 190 

Information Services Course Descriptions 155 

Interdisciplinary Science Course Descriptions 174 

International Baccalaureate Program 26 

International Students 15 

Internet Services Technology AS Degree Requirements 102 

Internship Program 77 

Internship Course Descriptions 131 

Late Registration Fee 21 

Laws Affecting Students 66 

Learning Resources Charges 44 

Lee Campus 10 

Library (Learning Resources) 191 

Literature Course Descriptions 145 

Loans 35 

Maps of Campus 8 

Marine Science 177 

Mathematics Course Descriptions 155 

Maximum Course Attempts 21 

Maximum Course Attempts Policy 44 



Maximum Student Class Load 20 

Media Course Descriptions 157 

Minority Student Services 59 

Mission Statement 6 

Multiple Attempt Course Surcharge 21 

Music Course Descriptions 157 

National Guard Fee Exemption 37 

Network Specialist Certificate Requirements 120 

Networking Administrator 

AS Degree Requirements 103 

Non-Degree Seeking Students 16 

Nursing AS Degree Requirements 104 

Nursing Course Descriptions 159 

Nutrition Course Descriptions 178 

Oceanography Course Descriptions 177 

OpticianryAS Degree Requirements 107 

Opticianry Course Descriptions 163 

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Certificate 

Requirements 121 

Orientation 56 

Paralegal Studies Course Descriptions 164 

Paralegal Studies AS Degree Requirements 108 

Paramedic Certificate Program 122 

Payment of Registration Fees 21 

Peer Tutorial Program 58 

Petitions 32 

Philosophy Course Descriptions 165 

Physics Course Descriptions 178 

Physical Therapist Assistant Course Descriptions 166 

Physical Therapist Assistant AS Degree Requirements 109 

Placement Testing 55 

Political Science Course Descriptions 168 

Privacy Rights 32 

Probation After Suspension 56 

Programs for Students with Disabilities 48 

Program Offerings 76 

Psychology Course Descriptions 169 

Radiologic Technology AS Degree Requirements 110 

Radiologic Technology Course Descriptions 170 

Rauschenberg Gallery of Fine Arts 58 

Reading Course Descriptions 173 

Readmission 16 

Real Estate Course Descriptions 132 

Records 31 

Refund Policy 21 

Registration 20 

Repayment of Title IV Funds 35 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 17 

Respiratory Care AS Degree Requirements 1 1 1 

Respiratory Care Course Descriptions 173 

Sail 47 

Scholarships 38 

Science Course Descriptions 174 

Security Policy and Statistics 72 

Servicemember's Opportunity College 27 

Small Business Management Certificate Requirements 123 

SOAR Program 48 

Sociology Course Descriptions 178 

Speech Course Descriptions 178 



194 



Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) 56 

State Articulation Agreement 53 

State Statutes and College Policy Affecting Students 66 

Student Activities 58 

Student Classifications 21 

Student Conduct 60 

Student Discipline and Hearing Procedures 61 

Student Government Association 59 

Student Life 58 

Student Life Skills Course Descriptions 179 

Student Online Services Access 21 

Student Organizations 59 

Student Participation in Decision Making 58 

Student Review of Instruction 44 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 60 

Student Support Services 57 

Student Surveys 44 

Substitution Policy For Students With Disabilities 33 

Technology Help Desk 192 

Testing Services 55 

Textbook Selection Process 45 

Theater Arts Course Descriptions 179 

Traffic Regulations 64 

Transcripts 33 

Transfer Students 16 

Transient Students 17 

Tuition and Fees 34 

Turf Equipment Technology Certificate Requirements 124 

University Transfer 52 

Upward Bound 57 

Veterans Information 37 

Visual Assessment Certificate Requirements 125 

Withdrawing from courses 21 

Withdrawal Policy 41 

Word-Processing or Typing Policy 45 

Work-Study Programs 35 

Written Concerns or Complaints .' 60 



195 



NOTES 



196 

i 



NOTES 



197 



NOTES 



198 



r 

NOTES 



199 



NOTES 



200 



Edison College Librai 



3 3701 01142461 5 



y 





\ ^ \^-- 




i 







\W%: 











LEE ^rvt^^^^ 


^ COLLIER ^^ 


CHARLOTTE ^^^j 


HENDRY/GLADES 


CAMPUS 


CAMPUS 


CAMPUS 


SERVICES 


8099 College Parkway SW 


7007 Leiy Cultural Parkway 


26300 Airport Road 


4050 Cowboy Way 


Ft. Myers. FL 33919 


Naples, FL 34 IT 3 


Punta Gorda, FL 33950 


LaBelle, FL 33935 


239-489-9054 


239-732-3737 


941-637-5629 


863-674-0408 



www.edison.edu 



i.;^;^-:';-;-;.,