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EDISON COLLEGE 
2007-2008 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 341 13-8977 

(239) 732-3737 

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

Lee Campus 

8099 College Parkway 

P.O. Box 60210 

Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210 

(239) 489-9300 

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

Hendry / Glades Services 

4050 Cowboy Way 

LaBelle, Florida 33935 

(863) 674-0408 

1 (800) 749-2322 
Internet Address: http://www.edison.edu 

Edison College 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 certiflcates. 

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. 




COLLEGE 




DISTRICT OFFICES 

8099 College Parkway 

P.O. Box 60210 

Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210 

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION 

Kenneth P. Walker, Ph.D. 

District President 

Robert R. Jones, Ed.D. 

Lee Campus President and 
District Executive Vice President 

Vacant 

District Vice President 
Administrative Services 

Noreen Thomas, Ed.D. 

District Vice President 
Academic and Student Affairs 

Edith Pendleton, Ph.D. 

District Vice President 
and Chief of Staff 

Maureen McClintock, M.B.A. 

District Vice President 
Planning and Accreditation 



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, Residency, Registration, Records, Transfer of Credit 1 1 

Academic Calendar 12 

Admissions 13 

•* Residency Rules/Guidelines 18 

— Registration 20 

_ Student Records 23 

W Transfer of Credit 26 

Financial Aid, Tuition 29 

^ Tuition and Fees 30 

Student Financial Information/Financial Aid 32 

Veterans Information 34 

23 Scholarships 35 

Zj Student Services and Florida Laws Regulating Student Standards 38 

Student Services 39 

Student Life 41 

13 Student Rights and Responsibilities 43 

^ State Statutes and College Policies Affecting Students 49 

^ Academic Policies and Procedures Relating to Students 58 

CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test) 59 

-3 Graduation Requirements 64 

-^ Miscellaneous Academic Policies 65 

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^ Degree Programs of Study 70 

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Public Safety Management 72 

Associate in Arts Degree Program Guide and General Education Outcomes 73 

"^ Associate in Science Degree Programs 76 

Certificate Programs 99 



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Additional Academic Program Information 1 12 

Academic Support Programs 114 

Degree Acceleration Programs 115 

Edison University Center 123 

Educator Preparation Institute 125 

eLeaming 126 

Work Experience Internship and Career Exploration Program 127 

Honors Scholar Program 128 

Learning Support Services 129 

Bookstores 130 

Computer Labs 130 

Technology Help Desk 130 

Libraries 131 

Credit Course Information and Descriptions 132 

Helpful Information 191 

Glossary of Terms 192 

Index 195 



Edison College 
District Board of Trustees* 




W. Mahlan Houghton, Jr., BBA 

Chairman 
Lee County 




Enid S. Gorvine, B.A. 

Charlotte County 





Washington D. Baquero, M.D. 

Vice Chairman 
Lee County 




Mary Lee Mann, B,S. 

Lee County 





Randall T. Parrish, Jr., O.D. 

Hendry County 




Julia G. Perry, B.A.E. 

Glades County 



David M. Klein, M.D. 

Charlotte County 



Christopher T. Vernon, J.D. 

Collier County 



*One Collier Countv Position Vacant 




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 
educational process, with assistance from staff and faculty. We believe in providing an environment rich in opportunity, 
encouragement, and collaboration that allows students to become successful, responsible learners today and competent, 
accountable 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, 




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Kenneth P. Walker, Ph.D. 
District President 



EDISON COLLEGE 



VISION 

Edison College will excel as a globally-focused, innovative and open-door regional college providing quality, 
affordable undergraduate education in a caring environment. 

VALUES 

• Integrity: Exemplified by institutional ethics and individual responsibility 

• Respect: Characterized by support for individual goals in an environment that fosters open 
communication and mutual respect 

• Belief in Individual Human Potential: Resulting in coUegiality, recognition and personal success 

MISSION 

Edison College is a multi-campus, baccalaureate-degree granting public institution dedicated to educational 
excellence. Edison's programs are responsive to its many communities and accessible through a variety of 
delivery methods. Within a supportive learning environment, 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. 

In support of this mission, Edison College is committed to fostering a climate of continuous improvement and 

institutional effectiveness as it 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 

Baccalaureate degrees in selected majors as authorized by the State Board of Education 

Access to additional baccalaureate degrees through upper division transfer, articulation, and the 

Edison University Center 

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 

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 

Priority 1 : Provide quality programs and services 

Edison College will cultivate an academic climate that is challenging, engaging, and personal in order to 
position its graduates for transfer success, rewarding careers and as global citizens 

Priority 2: Build capacity for learning and renewal 

To support its educational mission and commitment to community, Edison College will ensure a strong 
student body, outstanding faculty and staff, and stimulating environment for living and learning 

Priority 3: Create and sustain partnerships 

To attract additional students, donors, and supporters, Edison College will ' engage in partnerships, 
communications and outreach initiatives creating greater awareness of its quality education and cultural 
opportunities 

Priority 4: Ensure continuous improvement 

To assure outstanding, effective and efficient services, Edison College will foster a climate of continuous 
improvement 



History 



With the first students admitted to Edison in the fall of 1962, Edison College celebrates 45 years of service to 
Southwest 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 beautifiil 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, Hendr>', 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. 




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 be addressed to the District Director of Human Resources, 8099 College Parkway, 
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 fiiU range of higher education services with 1 1 buildings arranged in a traditional 
academic 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 community. 




EDISON COLLEGE 

CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 

26.W0 Airport Road • Pun(a 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 Offices 



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 



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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: 

Academic Advising 
Administration 
Admissions & 

Registration 
Cashier 
Career Center 
Financial Aid 
Information Center 
Security 
Student Activities & 

Clubs 



'B" Building: 

Auditorium 
Classrooms 

'C" Building 

Bookstore 
Cafeteria 

'D" Building 

Student Lounge 

'E" Building: 

Classrooms 
Emergency Medical 

Services Lab 
Science Labs 



«F" Building: 

Classrooms 
Faculty Offices 

"G" Building: 

Computer Classrooms 
Computer Lab 
Distance Learning 

Classroom 
Lab 
Learning Resources 

(Library) 
Tutoring Lab 



"H" & "I" Building: 

Plant Operations 

"J" Conference Center: 

Continuing Education 
Nursing Lab 
Nursing Offices 
Learning Assistance 
Lab 



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. 




^ EDISON COLLEGE 

^ LEE CAMPUS 

8009 College Piflcway SW • Fort Myers. Florida 33919 

(239) 489-9.300 

www.edison .edu/lee 



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 

Learning Assistance 
Mathematics 
Natural Sciences 



Robinson Hall 

Administrative Offices 
Library 

Learning Resources Hall 

Corbin Auditorium 

Humanities Hall 

The Bob Rauschenberg 

Gallery 
Communications 
Art 

Humanities 
Music 

Division of Arts and 
Sciences 

Information Technology 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 
Division of Professional 

and Technical Studies 
Drafting & Design 
Early Childhood Education 
Social Sciences 

Sabal Hall 

Business Office 
Lecture 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 
Office of the Registrar 
Records 
Registration 

Student Support Services 
Student Government and 

Club Offices 



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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 



ADMISSIONS 



RESIDENCY RULES/GUIDELINES 



REGISTRATION 



RECORDS POLICIES 



TRANSFER OF CREDIT 




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OFFICIAL COLLEGE CALENDAR 2007-2008 





Fall Semester 


2007 


Spring 


Semeste 


r2008 


Summer Semester 2008 


ADMISSION: 


Full 


A 




B Full A B Full A B 


Last day for new dcgrcc-scckiiig 
studcTils to apply for admission 


Aug 17 


Aug 17 


Oct 17 


Jan 4 


Jan 4 


Feb 29 


May 2 


May 2 


Jun 20 


CLASSES: 


lirst day of classes 


Aug 23 


Aug 23 


Oct 17 


Jan 7 


Jan 7 


Mar 10 


May 7 


May 7 


Jun 23 


Last day of classes 


Dec 5 


Oct 10 


Dec 7 


Apr 23 


Feb 26 


Apr 25 


Aug 1 


Junl7 


Aug 5 


FINAL EXAMINATIONS: 


See exam schedule on the web 


Dec6- 

12 


Oct Il- 
ls 


Dec 

10-12 


Apr 24- 
Apr30 


Feb 27- 
Feb29 


Apr 28- 
Apr30 


Aug 
4-8 


Jun 
18-20 


Aug 
6-8 


GRADES: 


Last day to remove "Incomplete" 
from the previous semester 


Sep 19 


N/A 


N/A 


Feb 4 


N/A 


N/A 


Jun4 


N/A 


N/A 


Final grades due from the faculty 
by 12:00 midnight 


Dec 13 


Oct 16 


Decl3 


May 2 


Mario 


May 2 


Aug 12 


Jun 23 


Aug 12 


Initial attendance verification due 

Mid-term attendance verification due 


Sep 5 

Nov 7 


Aug 31 


Oct 25 


Jan 16 

Mar 27 


Jan 16 


Mar 17 


May 16 
Jul 10 


May 16 


Jull 


GRADUATION 


Commencement 


May 2 


May 2 


May 2 


Deadline to apply for graduation. 




Mar 20 


Mar 20 


HOLIDAYS: 


College closed 


Sep 3 


Sep 3 


Nov 

22-25 


Jan 21 


Jan 21 


Mar 
3-9 


May 26 


May 26 


Jul 4 




Nov 

22-25 


Mar 
3-9 




Mar 21 


Jul 4 




Dec 19- 
Jan 1 


Mar 21 




REGISTRATION: 


Web registration begins 


Jun4 


Jun4 


Jun4 


Oct 22 


Oct 22 


Oct 22 


Mar 17 


Mar 17 


Mar 17 


On-campus registration begins for 
Accelerated students 


Jul 9 


Jul 9 


Jul 9 


Nov 12 


Nov 12 


Nov 12 


Mar 31 


Mar 31 


Mar 31 


On-campus open registration begins 


Jul 30 


Jul 30 


Jul 30 


Dec 3 


Dec 3 


Dec 3 


Apr 21 


Apr 21 


Apr 21 


Late Registration begins ($25 penalty) 


Aug 23 


Aug 23 


Oct 17 


Jan 7 


Jan 7 


Mario 


May 7 


May 7 


Jun 23 


LAST DAY TO: 


Register for classes 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 19 


Jan 11 


Jan 9 


Mar 12 


May 13 


May 9 


Jun 25 


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


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 19 


Jan 1 1 


Jan 9 


Mar 12 


May 13 


May 9 


Jun 25 


Drop a class with a refund 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 19 


Jan 11 


Jan 9 


Mar 12 


May 13 


May 9 


Jun 25 


Withdraw from individual courses or 
from college 


Oct 30 


Sep 26 


Nov 19 


Mar 19 


Feb 1 1 


April 


Jul 3 


Jun 5 


Jul 23 


RESIDENCE: 


Last day to apply for change of 
residency for tuition purposes 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 19 


Jan 1 1 


Jan 9 


Mar 12 


May 13 


May 9 


Jun 25 


TESIING: 


Last day to register for the CLAS'I exam 


Sep 7 


Jan 18 


May 9 


CLAST examination 


Oct 6 


Feb 16 


Jun7 


Registration deadline for CLAS'I Waivers 


Oct 5 


Mar 7 




CLAST Waiver Committee Meetings 


Oct 27 


Mar 28 





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ADMISSIONS 



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 
status 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 
application fee for all new students. The admissions 
application is not processed until the admissions 
application fee is received. The Office of the Registrar is 
responsible for administering Edison's Admissions 
policies and for providing information regarding the 
admissions process, including admissions requirements, 
residency requirements, student privacy rights and 
classification of students. 

Students may submit application for admission via 
our online system at www.edison.edu/admissions or print 
and mail an application with the application fee. 

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, Fire Science 
Technology, Paralegal Studies or Crime Scene 
Technology 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 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. Crime Scene Technology 

3. Paralegal Studies 

4. Fire Science 

5. Emergency Medical Services 

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

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 
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 Vice Dean of the University Center 
and Baccalaureate Programs. 

4. Transfer students with an AS degree in Criminal 
Justice, Fire Science, er Paralegal Studies or Crime 
Scene Technology from a regionally accredited 
college or university awarded within the past 10 years 
may be admitted following a review of transcripts 
and course descriptions. Any outstanding general 
education must be completed prior to being eligible 
for graduation. The College reserves the right to 
review all applicant transcripts and to require 
supplemental coursework to correct deficiencies, 
should they exist. 

5. Applicants not meeting stated 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 District 
Dean of Baccalaureate and University Programs and the 
BAS Admissions Committee will ensure adherence to the 
above admissions criteria. 

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 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 



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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 
Accelerated Programs for High School Students. 

Associate in Science (AS) Admissions 

Requirements 

The Associate in Science Degree programs are 
primarily 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 fi-om 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 
Accelerated Programs for High School Students. 
Please refer to program guidelines. 

College Certiflcate Admissions Requirements 

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

— Have earned a standard diploma fi-om 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 
Accelerated 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 
Accelerated 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 
automatically admit an applicant to this program of study. 
Students must complete a separate application for 
admission to the Dental Assisting program. 

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

NOTE: Florida law (F.S. 1003.43 ) provides that students 
graduating from a Florida public high school after 
August I, 1987 and applying for admission to an 



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Associate 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 
associated clinical activities will be required to complete a 
College-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 fi^om 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 
admission 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 
demonstrate proficiency in the English language. To 
demonstrate this proficiency, if English is not the 
applicant's native language, the applicant must 
submit a minimum score of 550 or higher on the 
paper version of the TOEFL (Test of English as a 
Foreign Language), 213 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 
financial statement verifying the availability (in U.S. 
dollars) of the fiinds necessary for the applicant to 
attend Edison. The applicant or sponsor must 
complete the Sponsorship Affidavit form. Edison 
does not provide sponsors, financial assistance, 
dormitories or transportation services. 

4. The applicant must provide an official high school 
transcript 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 service approved by Edison. Transcripts in 
languages other than English must be translated by a 
credential translation 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 
college 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 
final admission decision is reached: 

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



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

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

d. A visa clearance form from the International 
Student Advisor at the current U.S. college or 
university 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 
accident insurance to include a body repatriation and 
body evacuation rider prior to registering for classes. 

Requirements for Re-admission 

Students who have not attended Edison within the 
past year must submit an admissions application (the 
admissions application fee is not required for former 
students) and such other information as may be required 
by the Office of the Registrar. Degree-seeking students 
readmitting after two years of non-attendance, who did 
not complete English and mathematics requirements must 
retake the FCELPT. (Please see Assessment Services, 
page 39, for more information.) Students attempting to 
return after suspension or dismissal must petition for 
readmission. A favorable decision is dependent upon clear 
written evidence that indicates promise of successful 
performance. (See Petitions, page 24, for more 
information.) 

Degree Seeking Classification 

Applicants who indicate on the admissions 
application their intent to pursue a BAS, an AA, an AS, or 
a college certificate program are subject to specific Edison 
policies and procedures, which are in place to help 
students achieve their educational goals. Degree-seeking 
students are required to complete the Florida College 
Entry Level Placement Test (FCELPT) or submit a full set 
of ACT-E, SAT-R scores or be test exempt. (Please see 
Assessment Services, page 39, for more information.) 
Degree-seeking students must satisfy any reading, English 
and mathematics college preparatory requirements, 
starting the first semester of registration and continuing 
each semester until all requirements are satisfied. (Please 
see Academic Support Programs, page 114, 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 
application 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 seeking students wishing to enroll in 
college credit courses must meet all course prerequisites. 
Non-degree seeking students wishing to enroll in a 
college level mathematics or an English course are 
required to complete the Florida College Entry Level 
Placement Test (FCELPT) or submit a fijU set of ACT-E, 
SAT-R scores or be test exempt. (Please see Assessment 
Services, page 39, for more information.) Non-degree 
seeking students wishing to change to degree seeking 
status must do so prior to the last day of the add/drop 
period. Changes to a student's status will not be made 
after the last day of the add/drop period. The last day of 
the add/drop period can be found in the Academic 
Calendar on page 12. 

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

Non-English Speaking Classification 

Since instruction is in English, applicants must 
demonstrate proficiency in the English language. To 
demonstrate this proficiency, if English is not the 
applicant's native language, the applicant must submit a 
minimum score of 213 on the computerized TOEFL or 
550 on the paper version of the TOEFL (Test of English 
as a Foreign Language), or 79 or higher on the Internet 
based test (TOEFL iBT). ACT-E or SAT-R scores may be 
submitted and considered in lieu of TOEFL scores. 
Applicants scoring below established cut-off scores are 
referred to Academic Support 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 fi^om all 
previously attended colleges or universities. Official 
transcripts 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 educational institution to Edison. Hand- 
delivered or faxed transcripts are not considered 
official. 

2. Acceptance of Transfer Credits from Regionally 
Accredited Institutions 

All credits earned at other colleges or 
universities accredited by one of the six regional 
accrediting bodies will be recorded as transfer credit 
and placed on the student's permanent record 



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(transcript) as follows: For students pursuing a 
baccalaureate degree, all earned credits will be 
recorded at the appropriate level, i.e. freshman, 
sophomore, junior or senior level. 
Acceptance of Transfer Credits from Non- 
Regionally Accredited Institutions 

Acceptance of credits from non-regionally 
accredited institutions of higher education will be 
based upon evaluation and recommendation from the 
Edison College instructional department responsible 
for the course subject area(s). Credits awarded at 
institutions not regionally accredited may be accepted 
by Edison College and placed on the transcript if the 
credits represent collegiate level coursework relevant 
to the program of study and course credit and level of 
instruction resulting in student competencies that are 
at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in 
comparable instruction at Edison. The following 
factors will be considered in determining whether 
courses are transferable and if so, how they will be 
recorded. 

(a) Breadth, depth and rigor of course content as 
evidenced by course syllabi, prerequisites, 
placement test scores, exit requirements, student 
portfolios, textbooks, writing or oral 
communication requirements, grading standards, 
catalog descriptions, etc. 

(b) Qualifications of the faculty member(s) 
providing the instruction 

(c) Age of credits 

(d) Recommendations through other established 
credit assessment bodies (e.g. ACE). 

(e) Institutional accreditation via other professional 
assessment/accrediting bodies (e.g. AMA, NLN, 
state agency) 

(f) Secondary documentation of course 
competencies (e.g. professional certification, 
standardized exam scores, etc.) 

Recording Transfer Credits on the Student's 
Permanent Record (Transcript) 

While evaluating credits, Edison College 
reserves the right to delay the recording of transfer 
credits on the student's permanent record. Final 
award or posting of credits to the student's permanent 
record may be contingent upon successful completion 
of one or more of the following requirements: 

(a) Edison College residency requirement 

(b) Successful completion of higher-level courses in 
the student's program of study 

(c) Successftil completion of subsequent courses in 
the subject/course sequence; 

(d) Demonstration of specific lab/clinical skills or 
other applied competencies; 

(e) Additional supplemental independent/directed 
study in the subject area; 

(f) Presentation of a portfolio of coursework 
substantiating the competencies; 

(g) Verification of faculty credentials at the 



transferring institution. 

Once accepted, transfer credits will be recorded 
on the student's permanent record as externally 
awarded and will indicate the original institution 
awarding the credit. Where appropriate, an 
equivalent Edison College course number may also 
be indicated. When Edison College does not offer an 
equivalent course or if the course differs 
substantively from the suggested Edison College 
course, the transfer credits may be listed on the 
transcript as an elective course. 
Application of Transfer Credits to the BAS 
Degree Program 

In order to maintain both flexibility and subject 
area integrity, as well as to recognize the structure of 
the BAS program, the following guidelines apply to 
the use of upper division elective credit for program 
completion requirements. 

(a) Upper division courses previously taken from 
Business Management or other related academic 
areas, which are not identified as equivalent 
courses through transfer evaluation, may be 
reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the District 
Dean of Baccalaureate and University Programs 
in collaboration with program faculty. Students 
may present courses for review by following the 
process outlined below: 

(b) Submit to the District Registrar, in writing, a 
request for course review (attach the Edison 
Course Outline for the course in question. A 
separate form must be submitted for each 
course), 

(c) Attach all relevant documentation (transfer 
course syllabi, assignments, exams, course 
outlines). 

If needed, a student may be asked to participate 
in a meeting with the evaluator. Once a decision has 
been made, a letter will be sent to the student from 
the District Registrar's office acknowledging the 
action taken. 

Please note that equivalencies may be 
determined by combining multiple documentation 
sources. As a result, the District Dean may determine 
that credit will be awarded after completion of 
specific Edison College upper division coursework or 
through a combination of transfer courses where 
grades are consistent with the BAS graduation 
requirement. 

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

4. Applicants eligible to return to the previously 
attended institutions of origin are admitted to Edison. 
Final acceptance is made after receipt and evaluation 
of official transcripts. 

5. Applicants who were suspended or dismissed from 
the previously attended institution(s) may be 



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provisionally admitted to Edison. These applicants 
must submit a petition requesting admission. (Please 
see Petitions, page 24, for more information.) 

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

7. 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 
attended 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. 

8. 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 39, for more information.) 

9. Applicants who have completed an AA or a 
baccalaureate degree at another regionally accredited 
college or university cannot enroll in an AA degree 
program at Edison. 

10. 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 
preparatory 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 
admitted as transient students. 

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

RESIDENCY RULES/GUIDELINES 

Edison's policy regarding Florida residency 
requirements 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 
documentation must be submitted to evidence 
entitlement to that exception or qualification. 
Such evidence 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 
residency exception or qualification and is not an 
"All-Florida" student, they will have to submit 
documentation 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 period . At least one of the 
documents must be from the First Tier. As 
some evidence is more persuasive than others, 
more than two may be requested. No single piece 
of documentation will be considered 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 diploma or GED was earned 
within last 12 months) 

(g) Proof of permanent fiall-time 
employment in Florida (one or more 
jobs for at least 30 hours per week for a 
1 2 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 



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(2) Lease agreement and proof 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 
status must complete a Residency Statement at 
the higher education institution and submit to the 
appropriate office for consideration. 

b) Documentary Evidence: The evidentiary 
requirement 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 
nonresident for tuition purposes may become 
eligible for reclassification as a resident for 
tuition purposes only if that individual, or his or 
her parent if that individual is a dependent child, 
supports permanent residency in this state by 
presenting documentation of establishment of a 
bona fide domicile in this state for 12 
consecutive months. 

3. Military Issues 

a) Definitions — The following definitions are 
provided for military terms used in the residency 
statute 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 tuition assistance program. 

b) Residency Protections and Exceptions/ 
Qualifications for Military Personnel Active duty 
military personnel and their spouses/dependents 
are afforded some residency qualifications, 
exceptions, and protections due to their unique 
circumstances. 

(1) An individual shall not lose his or her 
resident status solely by reason of his/her 
service or parent's service in the Armed 
Forces outside 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. 
1 009.2 l(10)(a),FS] 

(3) Military personnel not stationed in Florida 
whose home of record or state of legal 
residence certificate, DD Form 2058, is 
Florida (and spouse/dependent children), [s. 
1 009.2 l(10)(a),FS] 

(4) Active duty members of the Armed Services 
of the United States and their 
spouses/dependent children attending a 
public community college or university 
within 50 miles of the military establishment 
where they are stationed, if such military 
establishment is within a county 
contiguous to Florida, shall be classified as 
residents, [s. 1009.21 (10)(b), FS] 

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

(1) United States citizens living outside the 
United States who are teaching at a 
Department of Defense Dependent School or 
in an American International School and 
who enroll 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 
military residing or stationed in this state 
under the North American Air Defense 
(NORAD) agreement, and their spouses and 
dependent children, attending a public 
community college or university within 50 
miles of the military 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 
and are residing or stationed in this state, 
and their spouses and dependent children, 
attending 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 
behavior is not in keeping with the best interests of 
Edison, and to add, delete or change any of the 
regulations, rules, policies, procedures, fees, courses, or 
teaching assignments without notice. 



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REGISTRATION 



Registering for classes at Edison is easy and 
convenient 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 published 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 
registration, and for on-campus registration. Other 
important registration dates such as late registration, 
add/drop period, refund and withdrawal deadlines, are 
also set in the Academic Calendar. The Academic 
Calendar is published in this Catalog and in each 
Schedule of Classes. 

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

All students, by registering for classes, assume the 
responsibility 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 credits 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 suspension. 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. 
Students are financially liable for all courses that they are 
registered 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 
register as an audit student. Students are not allowed to 
change from audit status to credit status, or from credit 
status to audit status once the last day to drop with a 
refund has passed. Audit registration fees are the same as 
for credit. Audit students may participate in class 
activities, but are not required to take examinations and 
will not receive a grade or credit. 



Class Cancellations 

Edison attempts to honor its commitment to provide 
the classes scheduled for a given semester. However, at 
times, it is necessary to cancel a class due to low 
enrollment 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 
describes 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 catalog 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 interrupted for more than 
one year must meet the graduation requirements of the 
catalog in effect at the time of readmission or at the time 
of graduation. Students entering limited access programs, 
such as Nursing, must meet the graduation requirements 
of the catalog in effect at the time of entry into the limited 
access program. Although Edison faculty, staff and 
administrators help students meet the requirements 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 application of this rule can 
be directed to the Office of the Registrar. 

Final Examinations 

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

I.D. Cards 

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

Late Registration Fee 

Students who register for classes during the late 
registration period, as published in the College Catalog 
and the Schedule of Classes, are automatically assessed a 



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non-refundable $25 late registration fee. This fee is not 
assessed to students who registered prior to the late 
registration period and who are making schedule 
adjustments. 

Maximum Course Attempts 

In accordance with State Board of Education Rule 
6A- 14.0301, students may attempt the same course a 
maximum of three times at Edison. Enrollment in a course 
beyond the last day to drop with a reftind counts as an 
attempt 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 
withdrawals 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 1997 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 
financial hardship. (Please see Petitions, page 24, for 
more information.) 

Lifelong Learning Surcharge 

Florida Statute requires that students who enroll in 
courses that were taken previously and passed with a 
grade of "C" or higher, be charged a Lifelong Learning 
continuous enrollment surcharge. Edison College bills 
the new course at the out of state tuition rate. This rule 
applies even if the original course was transferred to 
Edison College from an out of state school. 

Payment of Registration Fees 

Registration fees are assessed at the time of 
registration and must be paid by the payment due date. 
Registration 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 registration 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 Refiind Policy may be authorized 
for certain events occurring prior to the mid-point of the 
semester. Student requests for refiinds must be submitted 
through Schedule Adjustment Forms prior to the end of 
the next semester. The Schedule Adjustment Forms are 
available in the Office of the Registrar or the academic 
departments. Completed forms and supporting 
documentation must be submitted to the Office of the 
Registrar. 

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

Financial aid recipients receiving a refund may be 
subject 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 
financial 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 Classifications 

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

B. Part Time: A student enrolled in fewer than twelve 
credits during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters, 
or fewer than six credits during a mini-semester is 
considered 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 but less 
than sixty college credits is considered to be a 
sophomore. 

E. Junior: A student who has earned sixty but less than 
ninety college credits is considered to be a junior. 

F. Senior: A student who has earned ninety or more 
credits, prior to completing baccalaureate 
requirements. 

G. Non-Credit: Students enrolled in Continuing 
Education 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 



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services. Students are required to change their initial PIN 
the Urst time they access the student on-line services to a 
unique PIN. It is important to remember the unique PIN 
as the student will be required to enter the PIN to access 
the student on-line services. Students can register and pay 
for classes, view grade and transcript information, and 
view financial aid information, just to name a few of the 
functions available through the student on-line services. 

Withdrawal 

A student can withdraw from any course by 
submitting the necessary fonn to the Office of the 
Registrar before the last day to withdraw, as published in 
the College Catalog and in the Schedule of Classes. 
Withdrawals after that date may be granted only through 
established Edison procedures. (Please see Petitions, page 
24, for more information.) 



Students who officially withdraw from a course or 
courses before the withdrawal deadline receive a grade of 
a "W." Students are limited to two withdrawals per 
course. Upon the third attempt, the student is not 
permitted to withdraw 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 
having 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 
withdrawing from a course. Students should speak with an 
Academic Advising Specialist to discuss the impact of a 
withdrawal on the student's education plan. Students 
should speak with a financial aid specialist to discuss the 
impact of a withdrawal on the student's financial aid. 




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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 opportimity. 

The student must submit a completed Academic 
Second Chance petition to the Office of the Registrar on 
the Lee County Campus, or to the Office of the Campus 
President 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 
transcript 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 
transfer to another college or university are cautioned that 
the receiving institution may use all grades earned when 
computing a GPA for admissions eligibility or for other 
purposes. Academic Second Chance has no effect on the 
student's financial aid award history. Academic Second 
Chance has no effect on the calculation of course attempts 
related to the multiple course attempts surcharge. 

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 
following as directory information: 

1. Student's name. 

2. Student's local address and telephone number. 

3. Student's permanent address and telephone number. 

4. Current term hours enrolled. 

5. Major. 



6. Date(s) of enrollment. 

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

8. Participation in officially recognized activities or 
sports. 

9. Date of birth. 

10. Previous colleges attended. 

1 1 . Student e-mail address. 

Although the above directory information may be 
available for release to the general public, Edison does not 
routinely release such information to third parties. Under 
FERPA, students have the right to inform Edison that any 
or all of the student's directory information is not to be 
released. Edison honors the student's request to restrict 
the release of "Directory Information" as stated 
previously. To withhold information, a student must 
notify the Office of the Registrar in writing prior to the 
end of the drop/add period each semester. Status of 
disclosure at the last registration period is binding and all 
records are noted: "Restricted Information, FERPA. No 
information is to be released without the written consent 
of the student." 

Edison College has designated the National Student 
Clearinghouse and Higher One Inc. as agents of the 
college and are authorized release of student information 
in the performance of their contracted duties. 

Enrollment Verifications 

Students needing official verification of their 
enrollment 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, 
fuU-time/part-fime status, residency status, etc. 
Enrollment Verification requests are only processed for 
the current or previous semesters. Future semester 
enrollment verifications are only processed after the last 
day to drop with a refund for that semester. Enrollment 
Verification requests are not processed for any student or 
alumnus with an obligation to Edison such as unpaid fees, 
overdue loans, library books, audiovisual equipment, or 
whose admission records are not complete. 

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 



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

Notification of Access and Review of Student 
Records 

(Public Law 93-380 Buckley Amendment) 

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

1 . The right to inspect and review their education record 
within 45 days of Edison receiving a request for 
access. The student should submit to the District 
Registrar or other appropriate Edison official, a 
written request that identifies the record(s) the student 
wishes to inspect. The Edison official arranges for 
access and notifies the 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 advises 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 
District 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 request for amendment and 
provides additional information 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 
disclosure without consent. Students should contact 
the Office of the Registrar for more information. One 
exception that permits disclosure without consent is 
the disclosure to school officials with legitimate 
educational interests. A school official is a person 
employed by Edison in an administrative, 
supervisory, academic, research, or support staff 
position (including law enforcement unit personnel), 
a person or company with whom Edison has 
contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection 
agent), a person serving on the District Board of 
Trustees, or a student serving on an official 
committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance 
committee, or assisting another school official in 
performing their duties. A school official has 
legitimate educational interests if the official needs to 
review an education record to fulfill their professional 
responsibility. 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, 
Office of Counseling and Advising, or the Campus 
President's Office. Completed petitions must be submitted 
to the same office by the end of the semester immediately 
following the semester in which the event occurred. 
Petitions that are more than one academic year old are not 
considered. It is the responsibility of the Student Petitions 
Committee to act on the petition, or to forward the 
petition to the appropriate 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 petitions that the Student Petitions 
Committee feels need to be referred elsewhere are sent to 
the appropriate college administrator responsible for that 
area. The College Administrator makes a determination 
based on the information collected by his/her office or 
provided by the student, and may request a meeting with 
the student for further information or clarification. The 
petition decision is 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 
appeal 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 President for Academic and Student 
Affairs' Office if the appropriate academic dean or the 
Campus President made the original decision. A copy of 
the original petition is automatically part of the 
subsequent appeal. An appeal is not simply a review of 
the original petition decision but a request to reverse the 



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original decision. The student must supply new, relevant, 
previously undisclosed information, or present an 
argument as to why the original petition decision should 
be reversed. For an appeal to be successfiil, new 
information must be critical to the case, and new 
consideration or arguments should prove the student's 
case conclusively. The reviewing office may request a 
meeting or additional information for clarification. The 
District Vice President for Academic and Student 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 Office. 

Release of Student Information 

Edison may, without the written consent of the 
student, release information from the student's education 
record to a court of competent jurisdiction in compliance 
with a court order of that court or to the attorney of record 
pursuant to a lawftilly 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 
information 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 student 
does not fulfill all financial or other obligations to the 
college. Satisfaction of the obligation is required prior to 
the release of the hold by the appropriate college office. 

Substitution Policy for Students with 
Disabilities 

1. EHgibility : Students who are learning impaired, 
visually impaired, dyslexic or have a specific learning 
disability 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 program 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 
disability, shall be provided by the student concurrent 
with his or her request for a reasonable substitution 
for admission to a program of study, or graduation. 
Such documentation shall be provided by a medical 
doctor, psychologist, or other specialist recognized to 
treat the specific disability. 

3. Review Policy : Students with disabilities requesting 
course substitutions must submit an Academic 
Petition to the Office of the Registrar. The petition 
shall identify the substitution desired and the 



justification for the substitution, and shall contain the 
documentation described in paragraph two above. 
The District Registrar, in consultation with the 
appropriate academic dean and the Coordinator for 
Students with Disabilities, considers reasonable 
substitutions appropriate for each individual student. 

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

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

6. Student Appeal : A student may appeal a denial of the 
substitution request or determination of ineligibility 
in writing to the District Vice President for Academic 
and Student Affairs, 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 President for Academic and Student 
Affairs is subject to the right of any person whose 
substantial interests are determined to request a 
hearing pursuant to Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. 

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

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 
transcript 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 signature. 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). 



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TRANSFER OF CREDITS 



Edison College has a number of articulation 
agreements that ensure the transfer of credit from other 
schools, colleges, and universities into Edison degree 
programs, and from Edison degree programs into 
programs at other colleges and universities. The Florida 
Department of Education also has agreements that ensure 
transfer of credit across state colleges and universities. 
These agreements are summarized below. 

High School and Technical Centers 

In accordance with the Florida Department of 
Education, Edison College provides articulation 
opportunities to high school and technical center 
graduates from Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and 
Glades Disfrict Schools. Edison College and these 
districts are partners in the Tech Prep program which 
offers students the opportunity to focus on technical high 
school electives that will help train them for high-skill, 
high-wage occupations. While high school or technical 
center students are preparing for careers and 
postsecondary education, they can begin to earn Edison 
College credits. 

Edison provides the opportunity for high school 
graduates and technical center certificate completers to 
earn college credit that may be applied towards an 
Associate in Science degree. Students who have 



graduated from one of the five-county school districts 
(Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades) may be eligible 
for college credit at Edison College. 

Articulated credit may be awarded to the eligible 
student who meets the following criteria: 

■ The student must be currently enrolled and seeking 
an Associate in Science degree in correlating 
programs at Edison College. Thus, the student will 
successftiUy meet all requirements that apply to 
Associate in Science degree seeking students as 
stated in the Edison College Catalog. 

■ Students will be awarded articulated credit upon 
successfiil completion of a minimum of 

12 college credit hours at Edison. 

■ Students who have completed one of the approved 
technical programs of study (at least 3 high school 
courses or an earned technical center certificate). 

In addition, the State of Florida has recently approved 
statewide agreements for students who complete one of 
the approved technical programs of study with an earned 
technical center certificate to transfer to an Associate of 
Science degree. Please note the State of Florida is 
continuing to develop agreements. The following table 
outlines this transfer: 



Florida Technical Center to Associate of Science Degree 
Approved Statewide Articulation Agreements 



Florida Technical Center 
Program 


Associate of Science 
Degree 


College Credits 
Transferred 


VALroATION 
MECHANISM(S) 


Busmess Computer 
Programming 


Computer 
Programming & 
Analysis 


15 


Banked pending completion of 
9 credits in program 
core/electives 


Law Enforcement Officer 


Criminal Justice 


15 


State Exam 


Correctional Officer 


Criminal Justice 


12 


State Exam 


CDAE (Early Childhood) 


Early Childhood 


12 


CDAE 


Practical Nursing 


Registered Nursing 


10 


LPN Licensure 


Fire Fighter 


Fire Science 


3 


State Exam 


Architectural Drafting 


Drafting & Design 


12 


Enroll within 3 years. 
Complete 3 credits with a C or 
better. 


Mechanical Drawing 


Drafting & Design 


12 


Enroll within 3 years. 
Complete 3 credits with a C or 
better. 


Structural Drafting 


Drafting & Design 


12 


Enroll within 3 years. 
Complete 3 credits with a C or 
better. 


Web Programming 


Computer 
Programming & 
Analysis 


12 


Banked pending completion of 
9 credits in program 
core/electives 


Web Programming 


Internet Services 
Technology 


9 


Banked pending completion of 
9 credits in program 
core/electives 


Web Design 


Internet Services 
Technology 


9 


Banked pending completion of 
9 credits in program 
core/electives 



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Florida Technical Center 
Program 


Associate of Science 
Degree 


College Credits 
Transferred 


VALIDATION 
MECHANISM(S) 


Landscape Management 


Golf Course 
Operations 


6 


FNGLA Certified Landscape 
Technician 


Nursery Management 


Golf Course 
Operations 


9 


FNGLA Certified Horticulture 
Professional 


Sports & Recreation Turf 
Management 


Golf Course 
Operations 


12 


FNGLA Certified Landscape 
Technician 


Network Systems 
Administration 


Network Services 
Technology 


9 


Certificate in Network 
Systems Administration 
Complete one NSA course 
with 'C or better 


Network Support Services 


Network Services 
Technology 


9 


Certificate in Network Support 

Services 

Complete one networking 

course with 'C or better 


Network Support Services 


Network Services 
Technology 


12 for CISCO Networking 

Academy 
(4 courses in CCNA track) 


Certificate in Network Support 

Services 

Complete one networking 

course with 'C or better 

* Provides evidence of the 
coursework and the college 
includes this coursework in 
their program 


Wireless 
Telecommunications 


Network Services 
Technology 


9 


Certificate in Wireless 

Telecommunications 

Technology 

Complete one networking 

course with 'C or better 


PC Support Services 


Network Services 
Technology 


6 


Certificate in PC Support 

Services 

Complete one networking 

course 



State Articulation Agreement 

Floinda 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 
designated Limited Access. (See Transfer Guarantees 
below) If Limited Access minimum standards are not met, 
universities may deny both acceptance into the desired 
program and acceptance into the university. The law gives 
priority to community college Associate in Arts graduates 
over out-of-state students for admission to a state 
university. Florida Community Colleges have similar 
articulation agreements with the Independent Colleges 
and Universities of Florida (ICUF). 

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

The Florida Department of Education stipulates that 



the integrity of the general education program will be 
recognized by all public institutions of higher education in 
Florida. Any questions about the general education 
program should be addressed to an Academic Advising 
Specialist or the Coordinator of Counseling Services. 

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

— Admission to one of the State Universities, except 
to limited access programs which have additional 
admission requirements. 
— Acceptance of at least 60 credit hours by the State 

Universities toward the baccalaureate degree. 
— Adherence to university requirements and policies 
based on catalog in effect at the time the student 
first entered a community college provided the 
student maintains continuous enrollment. 
— Transfer of equivalent courses under the Statew ide 

Course Numbering System. 
— Acceptance by the State Universities of credit 
earned in accelerated programs (e.g., CLEP. AP. 
Accelerated Programs, International 



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Baccalaureate). 
— No additional General Education Core 

requirements. 
— Advance knowledge of selection criteria for 

limited access programs. 
— Equal opportunity with native university students 

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

University Transfer 

Students who plan to transfer to an upper-division 
institution after graduation from Edison College are 
encouraged to consult with an Academic Advising 



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

1 . Complete and submit application(s) 

2. Send transcripts to institution 

3. Apply for financial aid/scholarships 

4. Apply for housing 

5. Verify immunization shots 

6. Attend orientation 



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TUITION AND FEES 



FINANCIAL INFORMATION/ 



FINANCIAL AID 



VETERANS INFORMATION 



SCHOLARSHIPS 



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TUITION AND FEES 



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

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

The College accepts cash, check, money order, VISA, 
MasterCard or debit cards. Payment may be made in 
person at any campus Cashier Office or on-line through 
the college's web registration system. The College also 
offers a Tuition Installment Plan (TIP). TIP is available 
on-line at my.edison.edu and may only be accessed after 
you have registered for courses. The college reserves the 
right to drop a class, or classes, from a student's 
registration if fees are not paid in fiall by the payment due 
date. All fees are payable by the date shown on the 
student's fee receipt unless enrolled in TIP. 

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

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



Application Fee 

There is a non-refundable fee to apply to 

Edison 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 


Florida 


Non- 


(Including Audit) 


Resident 


Resident 




Per Credit 


Per Credit 




Hour 


Hour 



Credit Programs' $ 70.69 $265.46 

Multiple Attempt Charge $265.46 $265.46 

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 



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

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

Student Access / ID Card $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 annual insurance fees that are 
charged to students enrolled in health technology 
programs that require 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 Fee (Per credit hour) $ 1.00 

Parking Fine $10.00 

Parking Fine: Handicapped $25.00 

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

Test Administration Fees 

CLAST (Retakes) $20.00 

CLAST (Other Institutions) $25.00 

CLEP $12.00 

DANTES $10.00 

FCELPT (First Time Tester) $10.00 

FCELPT 

(Exemptions: ACT/SAT/Transcripts) $10.00 

FCELPT (Other Institutions) $15.00 

LOEP (First Time Tester) $10.00 

Test Proctoring (Other Florida Colleges 

and Universities) $25.00 



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Student Financial Information/Financial Aid 



The staff of the Office of Student Financial Aid 
provides 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 locations, 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 
educational benefits should be prepared to meet ALL 
expenses since the first checks are often delayed until 
after a semester is in session. 

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

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

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

Financial Aid 

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 applications 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 Standards of Academic Progress for 
Financial Aid recipients. 

Work Study Programs 

Students enrolled for six (6) or more hours toward a 
degree program and meet Federal requirements of 



financial need, and who are capable of maintaining 
adequate grade point averages may be employed in part- 
time jobs to help meet expenses. Jobs are available on 
campus. Off campus employment opportunities for 
community service are also available. The College is an 
equal opportunity employer. 

Loans 

Edison College Short-Term Loan Fund: The 

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

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

Grants 

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

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

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

Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG): This 
grant program is federally fiinded for Pell Grant recipients 
that meet academic criteria. First year students are 
awarded $750 and second year students are awarded 
$1300. 

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 Office will distribute specific information 
with financial aid awards. 



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Standards of Academic Progress for 
Financial Aid Recipients 

Federal and state regulations require students to meet 
minimum standards in order to be eligible to receive 
financial aid funds. The minimum standards at Edison 
College are applied uniformly to all financial aid 
programs administered by the college, except those 
programs whose eligibility 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 
previously attended the college to have earned 67 
percent of registration attempted at the college. 

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

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

a. All AA and AS degree-seeking students have a 
maximum of 90 attempted credit hours. Students 
in bachelor's degree programs have a maximum 
of 1 80 attempted credits 

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

All transfer credits will be included as attempted 
credit hours as well as all Edison 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 refiind to the federal program as a 
result of a withdrawal from a course. Students should 
contact the Financial Aid Office for information prior to 
withdrawing from a course. 

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

Reinstatement 

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

Review of Continued Eligibility 

Satisfactory progress is reviewed at the end of the 



student's academic year. Notification will be sent to 
students at the end of the Spring or Summer semester of 
termination of aid eligibility. 

Appeal 

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

Transfer Student Evaluation 

Transfer students applying for financial aid must have 
at least a 2.0 grade point average after transfer credits are 
evaluated to be eligible to receive financial aid fianding. 
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 
professional 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 degree 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 funds. The 
student's financial aid award process must be finalized to 
have tuition covered by this process. Financial aid 
recipients that receive fijnds that exceed the charges to 
their student account 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 
reduction or cancellation of financial aid fiinds. 

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 
administrative refund for classes will have their financial 



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aid adjusted or cancelled and will be required to pay all 
funds received that are determined to be owed back to the 
federal, state, or private donor that provided the funds. 
All students who withdraw or drop classes are required to 
do so through the Office of the Registrar. Students are not 
automatically withdrawn from classes. 

Students wishing to change their course registration 
by adding or dropping a course must do so through the 
Office of the Registrar. Financial aid recipients are 
responsible 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 
enrollment to process eligibility forms. 

— Apply for admission as a degree-seeking student. 

— Submit the Certification of Eligibility or a copy of 
your DD-214 (separation paper) to the Veterans 
Specialist for certification of enrollment. Submit 
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 
schedule 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 
eligible to receive a fee exemption for a percentage of 
their tuition costs. Contact your National Guard Education 
Officer. Eligibility for the exemption must be processed 
by the Veterans Specialist, Financial Aid Office, Lee 
County Campus. 

Veterans Dependents 

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

Veteran Transfer Students 

A transfer student must have a transcript(s) fi-om 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 
evaluated 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 
degree in order to receive VA benefits. Students should 
contact the College Counseling or Advising Centers to 
ensure that the classes they plan to take are required for 
the degree selected. This will avoid the possibility of 
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. 
Veteran deferments are processed by the Veteran's 
Specialist on the Lee County Campus. 

Change of Status and Attendance 

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

Standards of Progress for Veteran 
Educational Benefit Recipients 

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




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Scholarships 



Edison College Foundation, Inc. 

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

The Foundation promotes higher education in general 
and specifically encourages the advancement of teaching 
and instructional services, student scholarships, and 
support of the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 
Because of Foundation donors, hundreds of lives have 
been changed through education. Donor gifts provide 
scholarships to students who would never be able to 
attend college otherwise. The quality of instruction is 
constantly improved through gifts that help to upgrade 
laboratory and computer equipment and to provide for 
updated learning resources and instructional technology. 
The Foundation is guided by a 40 -member Board of 
Directors, composed of business and community leaders 
who are vitally interested in higher education in 
Southwest Florida. District offices for the Foundation are 
located in Building I, Room 209 of the Lee Campus. 

Institutional Scholarships 

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



Florida Bright Futures 

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship awards are 
determined by the Florida Department of Education and 
may be used for tuition expenses at Edison. Florida 
Academic and Florida Medallion awardees may have their 
tuition charges paid by the program for 100% of 
allowable charges. Florida Academic recipients receive 
$600 each year for other expenses. 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 
administered by the College Financial Aid Office. Donors 
are required to complete a Scholarship Donor Agreement 
Form. Scholarship fiinds 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 Government. The award is 
renewable with satisfactory academic progress. 



Application Information 

File the FAFSA. Art students must 
also submit a portfolio to the 
department chairperson. Music and 
drama students must audition for the 
appropriate department chairperson. 
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 participation in the Honors 
Scholar Program. 



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

9332. 



Piummer Memorial Scholarships 



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



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



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



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



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



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Activity Scholarships 

Child Care Scholarships 
$500-$ 1500 



Eligibility Information 

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



Application Information 

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



Student Support Services 
Scholarships 
Varying Amounts 



Students who participate in the Student Support 
Services program and have financial need may be 
eligible for scholarship assistance 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.edison.edu. Criteria for the scholarship 
programs will vary, but leadership, school and 
community involvement, special recognition, skills, 
talent, financial need, or field of study can be considered. 
Certain scholarships may require the student to submit 
letters of recommendation or additional statements. All 
students must complete and submit the Free Application 
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible to 
receive institutional scholarship funds. 

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

Business: 

Madeleine R. Taeni Ethics in Business Scholarship 
Charlotte County Students: 

Charlotte County Foundation Scholarship 

Charlotte County General Scholarship 

Charlotte Pops @ Sunset Scholarship 

Charlotte Regional Medical Center Scholarship 

Charlotte Sun Hurricane Charley Relief Fund 

Darryl and Carol Casanueva Scholarship 

David and E.P. Fryar Memorial 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 

Peace River Medical Center Auxiliary Nursing 
Scholarship 

Dr. and Mrs. Alex Pizarro Nursing Scholarship 

Punta Gorda Rotary Scholarship 

Viola Odenheimer Scholarship 

Vernon Peeples Scholarship 

St. Joseph Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship 
Collier County Students: 

Collier County General Scholarship 

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Kwcdar Nursing Scholarship 

Gordon A. Lozicr 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 
Drafting and Design: 

Johnson Engineering Drafting and Design 
Scholarship 
Drama: 

Robert and Juliette Brand Scholarship 
Early Childhood Education 

Alice Lockmiller 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 



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Lee County 100 Club Scholarship 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 
Lee County Students: 

Lee County General Scholarship 
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 

Susan Kyle Nursing 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 

Dr. Michael Kyle Radiology Technology 
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 
Unrestricted: 

AAUW Scholarship 

Andrew W. Thompson Scholarship 

Anna Failing Scholarship 

Benjamin Counselman Scholarship 

Jeff and Cyndie Kottkamp 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 Women's Network 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 



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STUDENT SERVICES 



STUDENT LIFE 



STUDENT RIGHTS AND 



RESPONSIBILITIES 



STATE STATUTES AND COLLEGE 



POLICIES AFFECTING STUDENTS 




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Student Services 



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Services and programs to help students perform 
academically to the best of their ability are available at the 
Charlotte, Collier and Lee Campuses and the 
Hendry/Glades Center. Services are available for 
academic advising, personal counseling, career planning 
and retention guidance. 

Orientation 

All students who are attending college for the first 
time, and who are seeking a degree, are required to attend 
an on-campus orientation. During the orientation you will 
meet with college staff from various departments. This 
orientation is designed to provide useful information to 
students as they begin their journey toward successful 
completion of their academic goals. Times and dates for 
orientation can be found on the Edison College website at 
vnvw.edison.edu . 

Assessment Services 

Testing is considered an essential part of the College 
program. Placement testing or exemption is required for 
all degree-seeking students, certificate-seeking students, 
accelerated programs students and Veterans. Non-degree 
seeking students planning to enroll in English, 
mathematics and entry-level foreign language courses 
must also be tested or exempted. 

FCELPT - Placement Testing 

The Florida College Entry Level Placement Test 
(FCELPT) is used to determine placement in English, 
mathematics and reading courses. Students can access a 
study guide with helpful resources and practice tests on 
the Edison website. 

• Students must complete and turn in an 
application for admissions to the Office of the 
Registrar prior to testing. Processing time for 
applications is between 24-72 hours. 

• Students are required to take the FCELPT or 

submit a full set of ACT-E or SAT-R scores or 
college transcripts. 

• Edison accepts scores for the SAT and ACT tests 
taken within the previous two years. Students 
that previously attended another college or 
university may also bring in an official or 
unofficial transcript for review. 

• The FCELPT is administered at all campuses and 
sites. Contact local campus or www.edison.edu 
for additional information. 

Students who do not achieve the minimum scores on 
these tests will be placed in, and required to satisfactorily 
complete, appropriate college preparatory instruction. 
Florida State Board of Education Administrative Rule 6A- 
10.0315(20) mandates that students complete their 
remedial 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 completed while performing 
satisfactorily in the degree earning 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 
alternative remedial options. A student who selects a 
private provider for remedial instruction is entitled to 
enroll in college level courses in skill areas other than 
those for which the student is being remediated. Once the 
student has successfiilly completed a remediation 
program, he or she must be retested and achieve a score 
above the cut-score in the appropriate section(s) of the 
common placement test. 

Entrance Test Cut-Off Scores for College Level 
Placement - Effective Fall 2006 



Course 


FCELPT 


ACT-E 


SAT-R 


ENCllOl 


83-English 


17-English 


440-Cntical Rcadmg 


READING 


83-Reading 


18-Readmg 


440-CnUcal Rcadmg 


MAT 1033 


72-Math 


iq-Math 


440-Malh 


MGF1106/MGFI107 


90-Malh 


23-Math 


540-Malh 


MAC 1 105 /STA 2023 


90-Math 


23-Math 


540-Math 



Students are referred to the Office of Counseling and 
Advising or SOAR (Student Opportunities for 
Achievement and Rewards) after completing testing or 
evaluation of ACT/SAT scores and college transcripts. 

Students who are placed in multiple areas of learning 
assistance courses are referred to the SOAR program. 
SOAR offers workshops and individual support to 
develop student skills, time management, goal setting and 
test taking strategies. 

Testing Locations 

Testing is available by appointment or walk-in. For 

more information please contact: 

Charlotte Campus at (941) 637-5654 

Collier Campus at (239) 732-3703 

Hendry/Glades Center at (863) 674-0408 

Lee Campus at (239) 489-9237 

Other testing services provided by the Assessment 
Center, Lee Campus, include: 

College Level Examination Program (CLEF), a 
nationally developed program for acquiring college credit 
by examination. 

College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), a test 
of college-level communication and computation skills. 
This may be taken after completing ENC 1101 and ENC 
1 102, one college level math class, and 1 8 credit hours. 



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eLearning (Distance) testing services are available on 
all campuses and at the Hendry/Glades Center. Testing 
locations, hours and procedures are on the Edison website 
at http://www.edison.eduyeleaming/testing/index.shtml. 

Dantes, The Defense Activity Test and Examination 
Services Subject Standardized Tests can shorten the time 
it takes to earn a degree, can allow the student to skip 
general introductory courses, and can even satisfy a 
proficiency requirement by demonstrating that the student 
already mastered the content. 

Students may get more information about testing 
requirements by contacting the Assessment Center on 
each campus or at the Hendry/Glades Center. 

Academic Advising Services 

Following the orientation and assessment process, 
each degree-seeking student will be assisted in the 
following: 

1 . Interpreting placement test scores 

2. Understanding degree options at Edison: Bachelor of 
Applied Science (BAS), Associate of Science (AS), 
Associate of Arts (AA), and certificate programs 

3. Understanding educational programs and transfer 
requirements to universities and colleges 

4. Developing an educational plan to accomplish the 
objective desired by the student 

5. Monitoring the student's progress towards 
educational goals. This includes a 24 credit hour 
education plan review, 45 credit hour graduation 
course check, and 90 credit hour graduation course 
check 

6. Completing the graduation check verification during 
the last semester of the degree 

Academic advising is available by appointment or on 
a walk-in basis. Students are encouraged to pursue 
advising during non-peak registration times. 

Counseling Services 

Counseling services are available for students with 
academic or personal needs. Academic counseling assists 
student in identifying strategies and appropriate classes to 
address academic difficulties. Individual counseling on a 
limited basis is available for students dealing with 
personal issues which interfere with academic progress. 
Staff will also make referrals to other agencies as 
appropriate with records of visits kept confidential. 

Retention / Student Success 

To ensure students' success at Edison, students on 
probation and/or returning students from suspension 
and/or dismissal are closely monitored. 

First time students undecided about their career goals, 
returning students and students in multiple learning 



assistance courses are referred to SLS 1101, College 
Success Skills, to enhance their college survival skills. 

SLS 1 107, Achieving Academic Success, is required 
for students returning aflter suspension or dismissal. REA 
1605, Study Skills for College Students, is recommended 
for students needing to improve their reading speed, 
comprehension and vocabulary. 

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 fi-om 
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 enrolled at Edison, AA 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 permanent resident of 
a Trust Territory of the U.S. 

Student Support Services assists selected, qualified 
participants with: 

• Course and Transfer Advisement 
Scholarships for Limited Income Participants 

• Tuition Fee Exemptions for Peer Mentors 
Cultural and Educational Activities 

• Workshops on relevant topics 

• Computer Skills Lab 

• Peer Mentoring Program 

• Math and English tutoring services 

• 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 
development program to selected eligible students from 
five target high schools in Lee County (Lehigh Senior 
High, Fort Myers High, East Lee 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 participate in the program students must 
meet eligibility requirements to include: being a U.S. 
citizen or permanent resident; being from a low-income 
household as 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 educational program. 



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STUDENT LIFE 



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

Student Activities 

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

Student Participation in Decision Making 

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

Student Identification 

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

Telephones for Students 

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

Fine Arts Programs 

Music 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 student art shows. 

The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery of Fine Art 
presents exhibitions by internationally known traditional 
and contemporary artists during the entire year. The 
Gallery is located in Humanities Hall on the Lee Campus. 
Films, lectures and workshops to complement the 
exhibitions are free and open to the public. 



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 ensembles, 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 
committed to providing students opportunities for 
academic achievement through personalized tutoring 
services. Its goal is to facilitate learning in a professional, 
yet relaxed environment. The Peer Tutorial Program is 
available in a broad range of academic subject areas. It 
specializes in individual and small group tutoring 
sessions. Special arrangements are made during final 
exams to assist students. For more information call (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 
academic 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 
Achievement and Rewards), workshops and individual 
counseling are offered to assist students in the 
development of study skills, time management, goal 
setting and test taking preparation. 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 
— Employment 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. 



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Minority Student Services 

Edison College supports the rich cultural diversity 
represented by its student body, and actively seeks to 
recruit and retain minority students. To assist students 
through every aspect of College life, the Coordinator of 
Student Activities and Minority Student Services provides 
assistance to the entire five county district. Annual 
multicultural events of interest to minority students 
include College Knowledge and Financial Aid workshops, 
discussion groups on diversity 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 
community outside the classroom. For more information 
contact 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, 
religious or cultural purposes, as long as they are in 
keeping with the philosophy and objectives of the 
College. The College procedure for organizing a campus 
club is as follows: 

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

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

3. A representative of the proposed group should then 
submit the completed petition to the Student 
Government Association's Senate, and the 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 
Government Association on each of the three campuses. 
The SGA serves: 

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

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

3. To act as a service organization for Edison College. 
The SGA is made up of club appointed 

Representatives, and elected Senators, who coordinate 
events, service projects and follow through on student 
issues. Representatives confer with their advisor on 
matters of student interest and concern and promote the 
general welfare of the student body. All qualified 
students, including upper level students, are invited to 
participate in SGA by attending meetings and running for 
office. Students are free, individually and collectively, to 
express their views on issues of College policy and on 
matters of general interest to the student body. The 
Student 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 Academic and Student Affairs. Proposals for 
changes in policy, regulations and procedures which 
affect the student body as a whole are to be directed 
through the SGA and its advisor or the District Vice 
President for Academic and Student Affairs. 

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




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Student Rights and Responsibilities 



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

Right to freedom of expression 

Right to peaceful assembly 

Right to a fair and impartial hearing 

Right to appeal any administrative decision which 
adversely affects them 

Right to participate in Student Government 

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

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

Written Concerns or Complaints 

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

A concern or complaint related to sexual harassment 
must be submitted to the District Vice President for 
Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Noreen Thomas, 8099 
College Parkway, P.O. Box 60210, Fort Myers, Florida 
33906-6210, telephone 239-489-9027 (see "State Statues 
and College Policies Affecting Students"). 

Violations of College policy must be submitted to the 
District Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. 
"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 



environment conducive to learning, to insure the safety 
and well-being of members of the College community, to 
encourage students in the development and practice of 
good citizenship and self-discipline, and to protect 
property and equipment of the College. Each student, 
whether in day or evening classes, full-time or part-time, 
is expected to be familiar with the rules and regulations of 
the College pertaining to academic affairs, social conduct, 
and student activities, which are published in this Catalog. 
Each student is responsible for conforming to the rules 
contained herein in addition to avoiding violations of the 
following specific offenses to the academic community. 
Failure to comply with these rules may result in ihe 
initiation of disciplinary action. 

ARTICLE I: 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 ftill- 
time and part-time. Students who are not officially 
enrolled for a particular terni but who have a continuing 
relationship with Edison are still considered "students." 

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

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

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

The term "Edison premises" include all land, 
buildings, facilities, and other property which is in the 
possession of or owned, used, or controlled by Edison. 

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

The term "Disciplinary Committee" (Also referred 
to as the "judicial body,") means any person or persons 
authorized by the District Vice President for Academic 
and Student Affairs or designee to determine whether a 
student has violated Code and to recommend imposition 
of sanctions. This may also include the Di.strict Vice 
President 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 
Academic and Student Affairs or designee to consider an 
appeal from a judicial body's determination that a student 
has violated the Code or from the sanctions imposed by 



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the District Vice President for Academic and Student 
Affairs. 

The term'"shaH" is used in the imperative sense. 

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

The District Vice President for Academic and Student 
Affairs is the Edison official responsible for 
administration of the Code. 

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

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

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

ARTICLE II: JUDICIAL AUTHORITY 

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

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

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

ARTICLE III: JUDICIAL HEARINGS 

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

The Disciplinary Committee shall consist of a 
minimum number of three representatives from the 
College. One member of the Committee designated by the 
District Vice President for Student Services will chair the 
hearing. The District Vice President for Student Services 
or designee may be present during the hearing. 

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



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

ARTICLE IV: PROSCRIBED CONDUCT 

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

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

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

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

3. False Information: Furnishing false or misleading 
information (oral or written) to College offices, 
faculty or staff. Falsifying the application for 
admission is included. 

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 misuse 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, hallucinogens and other prescription- 
type medications which have not been prescribed by 
a licensed physician. Possession and/or distribution 
of such drugs, when not prescribed, constitutes a 
violation. (Senate Bill 989, 1969, as defined in 
Chapters 398 or 404 of the Florida Statutes). 
(Controlled Substances Act 21 USC.8I 1). 

6. Possession or Use of Alcoholic Beverages: Use of 
alcoholic beverages or having alcoholic beverages in 
one's possession, either on campus or at a College- 
approved function is prohibited. 

7. Possession and/or Use of Firearms or Other 
Weapons on Campus: Use or possession of 
ammunition or other weapons and/or setting off any 



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explosive device, fireworks, or flammable liquid or 
objects. 

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

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

10. Academic Dishonesty: Students are expected to 
conduct their academic affairs in a forthright and 
honest manner. In the event that students are guilty of 
classroom cheating, plagiarism or otherwise 
misrepresenting their work, they will be subject to 17. 
disciplinary sanctions. Such sanctions will be 
determined based on input from the Academic Deans 

and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

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

12. Hazing: Physical or emotional abuse of another 
person in the College community, subjecting another 
person therein to humiliating or painful ordeals, or 
harassing someone with threats made in person, by 
telephone, or in wnting. Any such hazing as further 
defined in 240.326 F.S. is also unlawful in the State 
of Florida. Such action on or off campus on the part 
of any student or group of students or student 
organizations shall be construed as a violation of 
College rule. Any individual student or group of 
students found guilty of such violation will receive 
disciplinary probation, suspension, dismissal, 
expulsion or any combination of such penalties, 18. 
depending upon the circumstances and the severity of 

the individual case. A copy of 240.326 F.S. will be 
provided to each student organization recognized by 
the College. Each student organization will 
incorporate the wording of this College rule on 
hazing into its by laws. Hazing is not allowed even 
with student consent. 

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

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

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

16. Commercial Solicitation and Fund-Raising on 
Campus: 

a. Solicitors and tradesmen, including students, 
faculty and other College personnel, are 
prohibited from entering the grounds or buildings 
of Edison College for the purpose of transacting 19. 
business with students, faculty, or other College 
personnel, unless they have been issued a permit 
for this purpose or the information has been 
signed by the appropriate college 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 
material shall be limited to a designated bulletin 
board on each campus of the College under the 
same permit system and must be approved by a 
member of the Student Services staff or a 
designated representative. 
Outside Organizations on Campus: From State 
Board of Education Rules for Community Colleges 
6A- 14.57, Student Activities, Clubs and 
Organizations: "(2) Student organizations and clubs 
not funded from student activity fees or College 
fiinds." The College may permit organizations and 
clubs which are funded by a combination of 
contributions of its members, fund-raising 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 
organizations 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; provided that the expenditure is in 
accordance with the organizations approved budget. 
Outside organization's must follow procedures in #16 
above and receive approval prior to being on campus. 
Disruption/Disorderly Conduct: Obstructing or 
disrupting any College activity including teaching, 
research, administrative functions, disciplinary 
procedures, social activities, and public service 
functions. Engaging in any obscene, profane, 
reckless, destructive, or unlawful course of conduct. 
Beepers, cellular phones, and pagers should be turned 
off when entering a classroom. In an emergency, with 
prior authorization from the professor, a beeper, 
cellular phone, or pager may be turned to silent ring 
mode. In such a case, any exit from a classroom to 
respond to a call should be made with a minimum of 
disturbance. Only currently enrolled students are 
authorized to be in classrooms, except for situations 
involving a disability. Children, spouses, or other 
relatives are not permitted, except with permission of 
a District Dean, Campus President, or the Associate 
District Dean for Academic Support Programs. 
Complaints regarding classroom disruption should be 
reported to these offices. 

Harassment: Unwelcome verbal or physical abuse 
which causes the recipient discomfort or humiliation 
or which interferes with the recipient's academic 
performance or employment. Harassment related to 
an individual's race, color, sex. religion, national 



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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 
violence to a person or persons. 

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

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

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

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

ARTICLE V: JUDICIAL POLICIES 

A. Charges and Hearings: 

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

2. The District Vice President for 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 for Student Services. Such 
disposition shall be final and there shall be no 
subsequent proceedings. If the District Vice 
President is unable to resolve the matter 
administratively, the charges will be handled as 
set forth below. 

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

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

a. Hearings shall be conducted in private 
unless the District Vice President for 



Student Services or designee and the student 
agree to an open hearing. 

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

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

d. The complainant, the accused and the 
judicial body shall have the privilege of 
presenting witnesses, subject to the right of 
cross-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 include requiring that 
quesfions be directed through the judicial 
body. 

e. Pertinent records, exhibits and written 
statements may be accepted as evidence for 
consideration by a judicial body at the 
discretion of the chairperson. 

f. All procedural questions are subject to the 
final decision of the chairperson of the 
judicial body. 

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

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

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

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

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

B. Sanctions 



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c. 



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

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

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 
injury. This may take the form of appropriate service 
and/or monetary or material replacement; 

Academic Penalty — For academic dishonesty 
violations, the student may be given a zero/"F" for 
the assignment/course as indicated by the case. 

Suspension — Separation of the student from Edison 
for a definite period of time, after which the student is 
eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be 
specified; 

Dismissal — Separation from the College for an 
indefinite period of time. Readmission may be 
possible, based on meeting all readmission criteria 
and obtaining clearance from the District Vice 
President for Student Services or designee; 

Expulsion — Permanent separation of the student 
from Edison. 

More than one of the sanctions listed above may 
be imposed for any single violation. 
Appeals 

Except as required to explain the basis of new 
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 
procedures giving the complaining party a reasonable 
opportunity to prepare and present evidence that the 
Code was violated, and giving the accused student a 
reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present a 
rebuttal of those allegations. 

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

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

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



automatic appeal shall be filed in the Office of the 
President within three school days of receipt of the 
judicial body's decision by the District Vice President 
for Academic and Student Affairs. 

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 
Academic and Student Affairs or his or her designee for 
final determination. 

The Code shall be reviewed annually under the 
direction of the District Vice President for Academic and 
Student Affairs. 

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

Traffic Ticket Appeals 

If a student chooses to appeal a ticket for violating 
the campus traffic regulations, he or she should contact 
the Public Safety office on campus. If the student wants to 
appeal the decision of the Public Safety office, he or she 
may choose to have a hearing in front of the Student 
Government Association Chief Justices for a final 
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 
education system of Florida, out-of-state students are 
required to have a valid Florida driver's license when 
operating a motor vehicle on the streets and highways of 
Florida if they are employed in Florida. Out-of-state 
students should acquire Florida license plates for their 
vehicles if the vehicles are titled in the parents' name, and 
if they or their parents are employed in Florida, and/or if 
they claim in-state tuition rates. 

1 . The campus map and parking lot signs indicate where 
students may park. Students are prohibited from 
parking in designated staff lots. 

2. Designated disabled parking spaces are reserved for 
persons who are permanently disabled. To use these 



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spaces, students must have a special handicap permit 
issued by the local county license tag office and 
Public Safety. 

3. Parking is prohibited after 11:00 PM, unless Public 
Safety Department has received prior notification. 

4. Any theft or accident on campus involving your car 
must be reported immediately to Public Safety. 

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

6. Unauthorized parking in RESERVED or 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 
prohibited. Parking is permitted only in paved lots or 
in designated parking areas. 

8. Vehicles must be parked within marked spaces. 
Parking diagonally or taking up two parking spaces is 
not allowed. 

9. The speed limit on campus is 30 M.P.H. unless 
otherwise posted. Speed limit in all parking lots or 
service drives is 5 m.p.h. 

10. Campus Traffic and Parking Regulations and 
directive signs governing the use of motor vehicles 
are in effect 24 hours a day, all year long, unless 
specifically limited. Inclement weather does not bar 
their enforcement. 

11. 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 enforce all traffic and parking regulations 
and issue citations for violations in accordance with 
these regulations. 

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

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

15. The following traffic or parking fines are in effect: 
Each Non-Moving Violation other than parking in 
disabled spaces: $10.00. This category includes 
parking violations, parking on the grass, parking in a 
reserved space or lot, parking improperly, parking in 
a No Parking area, blocking an entrance or ramp. 

• Parking in a disabled space: $25.00. 

• Speeding: $10.00. 

Abuse of a Public Safety Officer may result in a 
fine of $10.00. 

Fines collected will be used to augment Edison's 
student loan funds. 



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state Statutes and College Policies 
Affecting Students 



(See also Student Rights and Responsibility) 

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

FLORIDA STATUTES 

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 1006.61: 

PARTICIPATION BY STUDENTS OR EMPLOY- 
EES IN DISRUPTIVE ACTIVITIES AT STATE 
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING; 
PENALTIES. 

(1) Any person who shall accept the privilege extended 
by the laws of this state of attendance or employment 
at any state college, state community college, or state 
imiversity shall, by so attending or working at such 
institution, be deemed to have given his or her 
consent to the policies of that institution, the Board of 
Regents of the Division of Universities of the 
Department of Education, and the laws of this state. 
Such policies shall include prohibition against 
disruptive activities at state institutions of higher 
learning. 

(2) After it has been determined that a student or 
employee of a state institution of higher learning has 
participated in disruptive activities, the following 
penalties may be imposed against such person: 

(a) Immediate termination of contract of such 
employee of the state institution of higher learning, 
and thereafter such person shall not be employed by 
any state public school, state college, state 
community college, or state university; 

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

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 1006.63 

HAZING IS PROHIBITED. 
(I) As used in this section, "hazing" means any action or 
situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers 
the mental or physical health or safety of a student for 
the purpose of initiation or admission into or 
affiliation with any organization operating under the 
sanction of a postsecondary institution. Such term 
includes, but is not limited to, any brutality of a 
physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, 
forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced 
consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other 
substance, or other forced physical activity which 



could adversely affect the physical health or safety of 
the student, and also includes any activity which 
would subject the student to extreme mental stress, 
such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from 
social contact, forced conduct which could result in 
extreme embarrassment, or other forced activity 
which could adversely affect the mental health or 
dignity of the student. 

(2) Public and nonpublic postsecondary educational 
institutions whose students receive state student 
financial assistance must adopt a written antihazing 
policy and under such policy must adopt rules 
prohibiting students or other persons associated with 
any student organization from engaging in hazing. 

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

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 1006.62 

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

(1) Each student in a community college or state 
university 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 
appropriate action by the institution's authorities. 

(3) Each president of a community college or state 
university may, after notice to the student of the 
charges and after a hearing thereon, to expel, 
suspend, or otherwise discipline any student who is 
found to have violated any law. ordinance, or rule or 
regulation of the State Board of Education or of the 
board of trustees of the institution. A smdent 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 universit>' or community college; 

(b) If the student voluntarily discloses his or her vi- 



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olations of chapter 893 prior to his or her arrest; or 
(c) If the student commits himself or herself, or is 
referred by the court in lieu of sentence, to a 
state- licensed drug abuse program and 
successfully completes the program. 

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 1006.69 

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 contrain- 
dications of any required or recommended vaccine to 
every student, or to the student's parent if the student 
is a minor, who has been accepted for admission. 

(2) An individual enrolled in a postsecondary educational 
institution who will be residing in on-campus housing 
shall provide documentation of vaccinations against 
meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B unless the 
individual, if the individual is 18 years of age or 
older, or the individual's parents, if the individual is a 
minor, declines the vaccinations by signing a separate 
waiver for each of those vaccines, provided by the 
institution, acknowledging receipt and review of the 
information provided. 

(3) This section does not require any postsecondary 
educational 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 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 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 
(scarring) 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 
meningitis or hepatitis B at our College in recent years, 
we are taking the proactive step towards informing and 
protecting our students. For more information, please 



contact the Office of the District Vice President for 
Academic and Student Affairs at (239)-489-9027. 

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 810.095 

TRESPASS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY WITH 
FIREARM OR OTHER WEAPON PROHIBITED: 

(1) It is a felony of the third degree, punishable as 
provided 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 STATUTES Section 877.13 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR SCHOOL 
BOARDS; PENALTY FOR DISRUPTION: 

(1) It is unlawfiil for any person: 

(a) Knowingly to disrupt or interfere with the lawful 
administration or fiinctions of any educational 
institution, school board, or activity on school 
board property in this state. 

(b) Knowingly to advise, counsel, or instruct any 
school pupil or school employee to disrupt any 
school or school board function, activity on 
school board property, or classroom. 

(c) Knowingly to interfere with the attendance of 
any other school pupil or school employee in a 
school or classroom. 

(d) To conspire to riot or to engage in any school 
campus or school function disruption or 
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, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 
775.083. 

FLORIDA STATUTES Section 810.08 

TRESPASS IN STRUCTURE OR 
CONVEYANCE: 

(1) Whoever, without being authorized, licensed, or 

invited, willfially enters or remains in any 
structure or conveyance, or, having been 
authorized, licensed, or invited, is warned by the 
owner or lessee of the premises, or by a person 
authorized by the owner or lessee, to depart and 



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refuses to do so, commits the offense of trespass 
in a structure or conveyance. 

(2) (a) Except as otherwise provided in this 
subsection, trespass in a structure or conveyance 
is a misdemeanor of the second degree, 
punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 
775.083. 

(b) If there is a human being in the structure or 
conveyance at the time the offender trespassed, 
attempted to trespass, or was in the structure or 
conveyance, the trespass in a structure or 
conveyance is a misdemeanor of the first degree, 
punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 
775.083. 

(c) If the offender is armed with a firearm or 
other dangerous weapon, or arms himself or 
herself with such while in the structure or 
conveyance, the trespass in a structure or 
conveyance is a felony of the third degree, 
punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, 
or s. 775.084. Any owner or person authorized 
by the owner may, for prosecution purposes, take 
into custody and detain, in a reasonable manner, 
for a reasonable length of time, any person when 
he or she reasonably believes that a violation of 
this paragraph has been or is being committed, 
and he or she reasonably believes that the person 
to be taken into custody and detained has 
committed or is committing such violation. In the 
event a person is taken into custody, a law 
enforcement officer shall be called as soon as is 
practicable after the person has been taken into 
custody. The taking into custody and detention 
by such person, if done in compliance with the 
requirements of this paragraph, shall not render 
such person criminally or civilly liable for false 
arrest, false imprisonment, or unlawful detention. 

(3) As used in this section, the term "person 
authorized" means any owner or lessee, or his or 
her agent, or any law enforcement officer whose 
department has received written authorization 
from the owner or lessee, or his or her agent, to 
communicate an order to depart the property in 
the case of a threat to public safety or welfare. 

FLORIDA STATUTES 810.09 

TRESPASS ON PROPERTY OTHER THAN 

STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE: 

(1) Any person who: 

(a) A person who, without being authorized, 
licensed, or invited, willfully enters upon or 
remains in any property other than a structure or 
conveyance: 

1. As to which notice against entering or 
remaining is given, either by actual 
communication to the offender or by posting, 
fencing, or cultivation as described in s. 810.01 1; 
or 

2. If the property is the unenclosed curtilage of a 
dwelling and the offender enters or remains with 



the intent to commit an offense thereon, other 
than the offense of trespass, commits the offense 
of trespass on property other than a structure or 
conveyance. 

(b) As used in this section, the term "unenclosed 
curtilage" means the unenclosed land or grounds, 
and any outbuildings, that are directly and 
intimately adjacent to and connected with the 
dwelling and necessary, convenient, and 
habitually used in connection with that dwelling. 
(2) (a) Except as provided in this subsection, 

trespass on property other than a structure or 
conveyance is a misdemeanor of the first degree, 
punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 
775.083. 

(b) If the offender defies an order to leave, 
personally communicated to the offender by the 
owner of the premises or by an authorized 
person, or if the offender willfiilly opens any 
door, fence, or gate or does any act that exposes 
animals, crops, or other property to waste, 
destruction, or freedom; unlawfully dumps litter 
on property; or trespasses on property other than 
a structure or conveyance, the offender commits 
a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as 
provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 

(c) If the offender is armed with a firearm or 
other dangerous weapon during the commission 
of the offense of trespass on property other than 
a structure or conveyance, he or she is guilty of a 
felony of the third degree, punishable as 
provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. 
Any owner or person authorized by the owner 
may, for prosecution purposes, take into custody 
and detain, in a reasonable manner, for a 
reasonable length of time, any person when he or 
she reasonably believes that a violation of this 
paragraph has been or is being committed, and 
that the person to be taken into custody and 
detained has committed or is committing the 
violation. If a person is taken into custody, a law 
enforcement officer shall be called as soon as is 
practicable after the person has been taken into 
custody. The taking into custody and detention in 
compliance with the requirements of this 
paragraph does not result in criminal or civil 
liability for false arrest, false imprisonment, or 
unlawfijl detention. 

(d) The offender commits a felony of the third 
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 
775.083, or s. 775.084, if the property trespassed 
is a construction site that is legally posted and 
identified in substantially the following manner: 
"THIS AREA IS A DESIGNATED 
CONSTRUCTION SITE, AND ANYONE 
WHO TRESPASSES ON THIS PROPERTY 
COMMITS A FELONY." 

(e) The offender commits a felony of the third 
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 
775.083, or s. 775.084, if the property trespassed 
upon is commercial horticulture property and the 



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(3) 



property is legally posted and identified in 
substantially the following manner: "THIS 
AREA IS DESIGNATED COMMERCIAL 
PROPERTY FOR HORTICULTURE PRO- 
DUCTS, AND ANYONE WHO TRESPASSES 
ON THIS PROPERTY COMMITS A 
FELONY." 

(0 The offender commits a felony of the third 
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 
775.083, or s. 775.084, if the property trespassed 
upon is an agricultural site for testing or research 
purposes that is legally posted and identified in 
substantially the following manner: "THIS 
AREA IS A DESIGNATED AGRICULTURAL 
SITE FOR TESTING OR RESEARCH 
PURPOSES, AND ANYONE WHO 
TRESPASSES ON THIS PROPERTY 
COMMITS A FELONY." 

(g) The offender commits a felony of the third 
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 
775.083, or s. 775.084, if the property trespassed 
upon is a domestic violence center certified 
under s. 39.905 which is legally posted and 
identified in substantially the following manner: 
"THIS AREA IS A DESIGNATED 
RESTRICTED SITE AND ANYONE WHO 
TRESPASSES ON THIS PROPERTY 
COMMITS A FELONY." 
(h) Any person who in taking or attempting to 
take any animal described in s. 372.001(10) or 
(II), or in killing, attempting to kill, or 
endangering any animal described in s. 
585.01(13) knowingly propels or causes to be 
propelled any potentially lethal projectile over or 
across private land without authorization 
commits trespass, a felony of the third degree, 
punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, 
or s. 775.084. For purposes of this paragraph, the 
term "potentially lethal projectile" includes any 
projectile launched from any firearm, bow, 
crossbow, or similar tensile device. This section 
does not apply to any governmental agent or 
employee acting within the scope of his or her 
official duties. 

(i) The offender commits a felony of the third 
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 
775.083, or s. 775.084, if the property trespassed 
upon is an agricultural chemicals manufacturing 
facility that is legally posted and identified in 
substantially the following manner: "THIS 
AREA IS A DESIGNATED AGRICULTURAL 
CHEM-ICALS MANUFACTURING 

FACILITY, AND ANYONE WHO 
TRESPASSES ON THIS PROPERTY 
COMMITS A FELONY." 
As used in this section, the term "authorized 
person" or "person authorized" means any 
owner, or his or her agent, or any law 
enforcement officer whose department has 
received written authorization from the owner, or 
his or her agent, to communicate an order to 



leave the property in the case of a threat to public 
safety or welfare. 

COLLEGE POLICIES 

HUMAN IMMUNE DEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) 
6Hx6:6.02, adopted by Edison College District Board 
of Trustees 

The following guidelines are established regarding 
students with Human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV): 

1. DEFINITION: For the purposes of this policy, a 
student with HIV falls into one of the following 
categories: 

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 
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 
(AIDS)-displaying one or more opportunistic 
infections. 

2. STUDENT RIGHTS: The College recognizes that the 
rights of students with HIV to obtain education and 
employment must be balanced against the rights of 
persons without HIV who wish to be reasonably 
protected from contracting the virus. 

a. Both the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Act 
of 1973 and the Florida Educational Equity Act 
prohibit discrimination against persons with 
disabilities, and students with HIV are classified 
as disabled. 

b. Under most circumstances, students with HIV 
will be afforded the same opportunities and 
benefits afforded to non-disabled students, 
including, but not limited to access to 
educational programs, counseling, student 
employment opportunities, and financial 
assistance. 

c. Precautions will be provided to students in Allied 
Health Programs and science laboratory classes. 

d. Any student who reveals that he/she has HIV 
will be afforded confidentiality in accordance 
with appropriate 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 
serological testing to determine if a student 
seeking admission has HIV. 

4. ATTENDANCE, WITHDRAWAL, AND/OR SU- 
SPENSIONS: Under most circumstances, no student 



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will be required to cease class attendance solely on 
the basis of having HIV. 

a. If a student with HIV requests special 
accommodations due to illness (i.e., disability), 
the College will acquire sufficient information 
about such disability to make a determination 
regarding the requested accommodations. 

b. The College will not impose any rule(s) or 
restriction(s) upon a student with HIV that will 
have the effect of limiting that individual's 
participation 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 
neurological and cognitive dysfunction and 
subsequent inability of the student to maintain 
scholastic performance. Decisions as to such a 
student continuing to attend class or being 
suspended or withdrawn from class(es) will be 
made on a case-by-case basis after reasonable 
accommodations have been examined or tried, 
and after an examination of the facts 
demonstrates to the College that the student can 
no longer function as necessary to meet the 
requirements of the student's course or program, 
or that the student presents a health or safety risk 
to self or to the college community. 

5. HIV LIAISON: A person may be appointed by the 
Campus President on each campus to serve as a 
consultant to members of the College community 
regarding the policy of the College in this area. 

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

b. The appointed liaison will provide information 
and education regarding HIV. This information 
will include: mode of transmission; signs and 
symptoms; precautions; appropriate attitude and 
behavior change; and means used to control the 
spread of HIV. Education programs and Health 
Fairs will be the primary vehicle of information 
disseminations. 

c. Any student wishing to request special 
accommodations should contact the District Vice 
President for Academic and Student Affairs. 

HARASSMENT POLICY 6Hx6:2.03, adopted by 
Edison College District Board of Trustees 

Edison College adheres to the policy that sexual 
harassment is a form of sex discrimination declared illegal 
under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Florida's 
Human Rights Act of 1977 for employees, under Title IX 
of the Education Act of 1972 and the Florida Educational 
Equity Act. Sexual harassment can be verbal, visual, or 



physical. It can be overt or consist of persistent, unwanted 
attempts to change a professional relationship to a 
personal one. 

Sexual harassment can range from inappropriate 
putdowns of individual persons, unwelcome sexual 
flirtations, or more serious abuses. It is coercive and 
threatening, and it creates an atmosphere that is not 
conducive to teaching, learning, or working. 

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

a. Staff members should notify their immediate 
supervisor and/or the Campus President. 

b. Students should notify the District Vice President 
for Academic and Student Affairs. 

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

a. Submission to such conduct is made either 
explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an 
individual's employment or education; 

b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an 
individual is used as the basis for the 
employment or academic decisions affecting 
such individual; or 

c. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of 
unreasonably interfering with an individual's 
work performance 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 
reprimand, 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 following his communication to the 
parties. 

5. Retaliatory action against anyone filing a complaint 
of any type of discrimination, including sexual 
harassment, will not be tolerated. The designee of the 
District President, while attempting to investigate and 
mediate any sexual harassment claim, may establish 
safeguards against retaliation as deemed necessary. 



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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 unlawfial 
manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, 
or use of controlled substances is prohibited on and 
off College premises. The possession or use of 
alcohol under the circumstances described herein is 
also 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 
supplemented by College administrative policies and 
procedures. 

The illegal use, possession, manufacture, 
dispensation 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 
employees 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. 

Any employee or student who reports to work or 
class or performs his/her duties while under the 
influence of drugs or alcohol will be in violation of 
this policy. 

Violation of this policy can result in referral to 
appropriate law enforcement authorities, disciplinary 
action up to and including immediate suspension, 
expulsion or termination, and/or a requirement of 
satisfactory participation in a College-approved drug 
or alcohol rehabilitation program. A criminal 
conviction is not required for sanctions to be imposed 
upon a student or employee for violation of this 
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) 
referral for prosecution; 2) probation, suspension, or 
expulsion of students; or 3) suspension or termination 
of employees. 

4. Description of Health Risks 

Alcohol. Alcohol consumption causes a number of 
changes in behavior and physiology. Even low doses 
significantly impair judgment, coordination, and 
abstract mental functioning. Statistics show that 
alcohol use is involved in a majority of violent 



behaviors on college campuses, including 
acquaintance rape, vandalism, fights, and incidents of 
drinking and driving. Continued abuse may lead to 
dependency, which often causes permanent damage 
to vital organs and deterioration of a healthy lifestyle. 

Cannibis (Marijuana, Hashish). The use of 
marijuana may impair or reduce short-term memory 
and comprehension, alter sense of time, and reduce 
coordination and energy level. Users often have a 
lowered immune system and an increased risk of lung 
cancer. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, is 
stored in the fatty tissues of the brain and 
reproductive system for a minimum of 28 to 30 days. 

Hallucinogens. Lysergic acid (LSD), mescaline, 
and psilocybin cause illusions and hallucinations. The 
user may experience panic, confiision, 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 intellect and keeps instincts in check. 
Because the drug blocks pain receptors, violent PCP 
episodes may result in self-inflicted injuries. 

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

Amphetamines. Amphetamines can cause a rapid 
or irregular heartbeat, tremors, loss or coordination, 
collapse, and death. Heavy users are prone to 
irrational acts. 

Heroin. Heroin is an opiate drug that causes the 
body to have diminished pain reactions. The use of 
heroin can result in coma or death due to a reduction 
in the heart rate. 
5. Legal Sanctions 

You should be aware that State of Florida statutes 
provide that it is "unlawfial for any person to sell, 
purchase, manufacture, or deliver, or to possess with 
the intent to sell, purchase, manufacture, or deliver, a 
controlled 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 release under the 
Control Release Authority or statutory gain time. 

State law prohibits the possession of alcoholic 
beverages by persons under age 21, punishable for 
the first offense by a definite term of imprisonment 
not exceeding 60 days and/or a $500 fine, and for a 



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subsequent offense by a definite term of 
imprisonment not exceeding one year and a fine of 
$1,000. It is similarly prohibited 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 
described in Section 893.03, Florida Statutes) under 
Section 893.13, Florida Statutes. Law provides 
certain limited exceptions. The crimes range from 
second degree misdemeanors (up to 60 days 
imprisonment and up to a $500 fine) to first degree 
felonies (up to 30 years imprisonment and up to 
$10,000 fine). 

Trafficking (distributing specified large quantities of 
various controlled substances under Section 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 
imprisonment of 3 to 25 calendar years and a fine of 
$25,000 to $500,000. 

Federal trafficking penalties for first offenses, 
depending upon the illicit drug involved, range fi-om 
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 fme of not more than 8 million 
dollars for an individual. 

The College requires that any employee who is 
convicted of any offense relating to the sale, 
purchase, delivery, use, manufacturing or distribution 
of illegal drugs or controlled substances on campus, 
or while attending a College-sponsored event or 
conducting College business to report such 
conviction to the Human Resources Office, (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 
problem. Those who need assistance with problems 
related to drug abuse are encouraged to use any 
available resources including: 

RIVERSIDE BEHAVIORAL CENTER 
CHARLOTTE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTR 

733 East Olympia Avenue 

Punta Gorda FL 33950 

(941) 637-2474 or 1-800-722-5563 

RUTH COOPER CENTER FOR 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE 

2789 Ortiz Avenue, SE 

Fort Myers FL 33905 

(239) 275-3222, Extension 202 

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ADDICTION SERVICES 

2101 McGregor Blvd 
Fort Myers FL 33901 
(239) 332-6937 



THE WILLOUGH AT NAPLES 

9001 Tamiami Trail East 
Naples FL 341 13 
1-800-722-0100 

For further information regarding education, 
rehabilitation 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, 
including threats, intimidation, violence, assault, batteries, 
sexual batteries, or other disruptive behavior will not be 
tolerated. Such behavior can include oral or written 
statements, gestures, or expressions that may 
communicate a direct or indirect threat of physical harm. 
Edison College will not tolerate threats, direct or implied: 
physical conduct that results in harm to people or 
property; possession of deadly weapons on College 
property; or intimidating conduct or harassment that 
disrupts the teaching/learning and^or work environment or 
results in fear for personal safety. Threats, threatening 
behavior, or other acts of violence carried out off College- 
owned or leased property but directed at College 
employees, students, or visitors while conducting official 
College business are a violation of this policy. Off-site 
threats include but are not limited to threats made via 
telephone, fax, electronic or 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 subject to disciplinary action up to and including 
termination. Individuals who commit such acts may be 
immediately removed from the premises. The College, 
through its Public Safety office, will refer violations to 
local and state law enforcement agencies for criminal 



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prosecution and further action as determined by those 
agencies. 

To promote an atmosphere that encourages learning 
and producti\e empio\ment, quick responsive action will 
be taken ifxiolence or the throat ofNiolence arises. 

1. ASSISTANCK 

Cicnerally. the office of Public Safety should be the 
first department contacted al\er an incident occurs at 
a campus or College site. Upon preliminary 
investigation, 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 appropriate campus administrator. Campus 
President, or designee. 

2. CONFIDHNTIALITY 

Pursuant to Section 794.03. Florida Statutes, it is 
unlawful 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 
distribute infomiation regarding safety, security, 
and/or sexual assault through the use of handouts, 
programs and seminars designed to promote 
awareness and prevention among the College's 
students, employees and the public. 

4. REPORTING 

Any violent, threatening, harassing, intimidating, or 
other disruptive behavior or other violations or 
potentially hazardous situations witnessed or received 
should be reported immediately to Public Safety 
and/or to a supervisor or manager. NOTE: Threats or 
assaults that require immediate attention by police 
should be reported first to the police at 91 1. 

Victim support and assistance is available through 
various support services, both on campus and off 
campus. Counseling and medical care should be 
pursued as soon as possible 6HX6:2.07. The Director 
of Human Resources and the Vice President of 
Academic and Student Affairs are designated to serve 
as victim advocates. 

Security Policies and Statistics 

Campus safety and security measures must be 
communicated 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. 

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

In the event of an emergency, danger, injury or 
criminal occurrence, the \ictim witness(es) is advised to 
also call the local police, fire or emergency service w ithin 
the campus jurisdiction. These services can also be 
requested by dialing the following numbers: 



Urr campus On campus TTY # 

phone # phone # 

Charlotte Campus 

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

Local Hmergcncy 9-91 1 

Collier Campus 

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

Local Emergency 9-9 1 1 

Lee Campus 

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

Local Emergency 9-91 1 

In all cases of criminal activity, loss of property, 
assault, threat, injury or any other crime, the Public Safety 
Department must be contacted as soon as possible. The 
prompt reporting of these events will facilitate 
investigation which will allow for recording the 
occurrence for further study and preventive action. 



Crime Statistics for Edison College 


-2006 




Burglary /Breaking & 

Entering 
Larceny/Theft Offenses 
Motor Vehicle Theft 


Lee Collier 

2 

2 


Charlotte 






Hendry/ 
Glades 







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 Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of 
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the College provides equal 
employment and educational opportunities and reasonable 
accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. 

Policy Guidelines 

The College reaffirms the principle of Equal 
Access/Equal Opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, 
national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, and 
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 
definition of an individual with a disability is "one who 
(1) has a physical or mental impainnent which 
substantially limits one or more of such person's major 
life activities; (2) has a record of such impairment; or (3) 
is regarded as having such an impaimient." 

Edison College understands that it must provide 
reasonable accommodation to the known physical or 
mental limitations of a qualified applicant, employee, 
and/or student with a disability, unless such 
accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the 
College. 



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The College has designated the Director of Human 
Resources as the ADA Coordinator for applicants, 
employees and students. The Coordinator will oversee 
and coordinate the College's efforts to comply with and 
carry out its responsibilities pertaining to the Act and 
serve as the contact person for all ADA information, 
resource policies, procedures and concerns. 

Procedure 

A. Request for Accommodation 

It is the obligation of the individual with a disability 
to request a reasonable accommodation. Enrolled 
students 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 accommodations to the Office 
of Human Resources or the Campus President. 
Individuals with a disability must provide recent 
documentation from a qualified professional that 
speaks to the specific disability and the requested 
accommodation. Requests for accommodations must 
be specific to the documented needs. The appropriate 
party will provide a written response. 

B. Complaint Resolution 

1. Informal Resolution 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged first to 
attempt to independently resolve concerns by 
initiating a meeting with the faculty member, 
supervisor, or staff member with whom there is a 
concern or disagreement. However, when the matter 
carmot be resolved independently, individuals with a 
disability are encouraged to address such instances 
through the following grievance procedure. 

2. Grievance Procedure 

Edison College has adopted an internal grievance 
procedure for prompt and equitable resolution of 
complaints alleging any actions prohibited by the 
U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing 
Title II (public, state and local government) of the 
Americans with Disabilities Act. Title II states, in 
part, that "no otherwise qualified disabled individual 
shall, solely by reason of such disability, be excluded 
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be 
subjected to discrimination" in programs or activities 
sponsored by a public entity. 
All applicant/employee ADA complaints, excluding 
those filed against the ADA Coordinator, should be 
addressed to Pamela Fairfax, ADA Coor- 
dinator/Director of Human Resources, 8099 College 
Parkway, S.W., P.O. Box 60210, Fort Myers, Florida 
33906 or by calling (239) 489-9294 or call through 
the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY). 
1. All complaints should be filed in writing, contain 
the name and address of the person(s) filing it 
and briefly describe the alleged violation of the 
regulations. In addition, a copy of the original 



2. 



request for accommodation must be included with the 
complaint. 

A complaint should be filed within 1 80 calendar 
days after the complainant becomes aware of the 
alleged violation. 

An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall 
follow the filing of the complaint. The 
investigation shall be conducted by the ADA 
Coordinator, the District Vice President for 
Academic and Student Affairs, Dr Edith 
Pendleton, 8099 College Parkway, S.W., P.O. 
Box 60210, Fort Myers, Florida 33906 or by 
calling (239) 489-9027, or the District Vice 
President for Administrative Services, Alan 
Francis, 8099 College Parkway, S.W., P.O. Box 
60210, Fort Myers, Florida 33906 or by calling 
(239) 489-9004, depending upon the nattire 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 submit 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 
Coordinator, the District Vice President for 
Academic and Student Affairs or the District 
Vice President for Administrative Services, and a 
copy will be forwarded to the complainant no 
later than fifteen (15) working days after its 
filing. 

Either party may appeal the findings of the 
investigation to the Lee Campus President (or the 
Lee Campus President's designee) by filing a 
written request for a review of a complaint 
alleging discrimination on the basis of disability 
or failure to provide reasonable accommodation 
within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of the 
findings. 

The ADA Coordinator shall maintain the files 
and record complaints filed. 
Filing a complaint with the College's grievances 
system in no way precludes an individual's right 
to file a grievance with the Department of 
Education or the Department of Justice. 



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COLLEGE LEVEL 
ACADEMIC SKILLS TEST (CLAST) 



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

The test is required by Florida statutes and rules of 
the State Board of Education when competencies in 
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/Critical Reading 
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 
equivalent 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 

Computational Skills 

(Elements of the College Level Academic Skills Program 



Reading section of the CLAST. 

d. ACT-E 2 1 or above in English, or its equivalent 
on the original ACT, shall be exempt from the 
English Language Skills and Essay sections of 
the CLAST. 

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

Achieve a: 

a. 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale in ENC 
1101 and ENC 1 102 or other equivalent college- 
level English course for a minimum of six (6) 
semester credit hours to be exempt from the 
English Language Skills, Reading, and Essay 
sections of the CLAST. 

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

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



as taught at Edison) 



CLAST mathematics examination items and score report 


are provided 


in these broad categ 


Dries: 








ARITHMETIC SKILLS 


MAT 
1033 


MAC 

llOS 


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 


X 


•Multiplies and divides rational numbers 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Adds and subtracts rational numbers in decimal form 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


'Multiplies and divides rational numbers in decimal form 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Calculates percent increase and percent decrease 






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 


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


X 




X 


X 




X 


X 






•Identifies equivalent fonns 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 


X 


X 


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


X 




X 


X 






X 


X 


X 


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


X 






X 






X 


X 




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


X 




X 


X 


X 






X 


X 


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


X 


X 


X 


X 








X 


X 


•Solves problems that involve the structure and logic of arithmetic 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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X 


X 


X 



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Computational Skills (continued) 

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

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



GK()MKTR\ AND MEASUREMENT SKILLS 


MAT 

1033 


MAC 
IIOS 


MGF 

1106 


MGF 
1107 


MAC 
1114 


MA 

C 

1140 


MAC 

1147 


MAC 

2311 


STA 

2023 


'Rouadi naaonnnib lo ncimt gi\ oi unit of Ihc mcasunng dcwc used 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•CikdMateaooc 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 




•Cticvtalainas 


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


*C«l<.-tilam kolumo 




X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 




'Idcmifm irUlionshiiH hciwnn angle measures 


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 




•CUssifies simple plane figures b> recognising their prtiperties 


X 




X 




X 






X 




•Recognires similar iiungles and iheii pniperties 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




•Identifies appnifmaic ispes of measurement of geomclnc objects 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




Infcn fonnuUs f« measuring geometnc figures 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




Selects applicable fonnuUs for compubng measures of geometnc figures 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




•Solsa ical woikl proMeins involnng penmelcrs. areas and volumes of geomclnc figure^ 


X 


X 


X 




\ 


\ 


X 


X 




•Solies real-norid problems iinoliing the Pslhagorcan propcrt) 


X 


\ 


X 


\ 


\ 


X 


X 


X 


X 



ALGEBRA SKILLS 



• Adds and subtracts real numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Multiplies and dmdes real numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Applies the order-of-opcralions agreement lo computation iniolving numbers and vanablo 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•I'ses scientific noutions in calculations insolving vei) large numben or very small measurements 


X 


X 




X 




X 


X 


X 




•Solves linear evfualions and incqualilics 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


'I scs given formulas to compute results ^hcn geometric measurements are not involved 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


^ 


X 


•Finds particular values of a function 


X 


X 




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 ssstcm of t«o linear equauons in two unknowns 


X 


X 




\ 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Uses propeities of operations correctly 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Determines whether a particular number is among Ihc solutions of a given equation or mcqualit) 


X 


\ 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




'Recognuxs tlxlancnts and conditions of proponionalilv and sanation 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


"Identifies regions of the coordmalc plane which correspond lo specific conditions, and vice vcrs.i 


\ 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


'l sc applicable proper ties to select equivalent equations and inequalities 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Solves rcal-w odd prtibleins mvolving use of v anables. aside from commonly used geometnc foimulas 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Solves problems that involve Ihc structure and logic of algebra 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 



STATISTICS SKILLS. INCLUDING PROBABILITY 



Idenufies infonnauon conuined in bar. line and circle graphs 


X 


X 


X 












X 


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






X 












X 


•ltc» the fundamental counting pnnciple 


X 




X 






X 


X 




X 


•RKogiiuct properties and inletrelalionships among the mean, median and mode m a vancty of distnbutions 






X 












X 


'Ckooao Ibc moM appropnaie procedures for selecting an unbiased sample lirom a target population 




X 














X 


•Identifies the probabiliiv of a specific outcome in an cxpenment 






X 




X 








X 


•Infers relations and makes accurate predictions from studying statistical data 




X 


X 






X 






X 


•iMcrptcts real'WorM data involving frequency and cumulaun frequency ubies 








X 










X 


•Solves real »c«ld problems involving probabilities 






X 




X 








X 



WK;K Al. REASONING SKILLS 



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


X 


X 


X 












X 


*Dnm lo|ical caKhaicu from dau 


X 


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


'tkam lofKal cmchiiHa when bcti wartaM them 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 



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Communication Skills 

CLAST skills are required in these broad categories: 



READING 


ENC 
1101 


ENC 

1102 


SPC 
1600 


The student: 

•Recognizes mam ideas In a given passage 


X 




X 


•Identities suppoilmg details 


X 


X 




•Deteimlnes 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 betu'een 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 mam ideas in a given passage 






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 fad and statements of opinion 






X 


•Distinguishes between emotional and logical arguments 






X 


•Delects 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 wnting 


X 


X 




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


X 


X 




•Formulates a thesis statement which reflects the purpose 


X 


X 




•Develops a thesis statement 


X 


X 




•Demonstrates effective word choice 


X 


X 




•Employs conventional sentence structure 


X 


X 




•Employs effective sentence structure 


X 


X 




•Observes the convention of standard American English grammar and usage 


X 


X 




•Uses standard practice for spelling punctuation and capitalization 


X 


X 




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


X 


X 




SPEAKING 


The student: 

•Determines the puipose of the oral discourse 






X 


•Chooses a topic and restncts it according to purpose 






X 


•Fulfills the purpose of the discourse 






X 


•Employs vocal vanety in rate, pitch and intensity 






X 


•Articulates clearly 






X 


•Employs the level of Amencan English appropriate to the designated audience 






X 


•Demonstrates nonverbal behavior which supports the verbal message 






X 



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Students completing an Associate in Arts degree or 
an Associate in Science degree who are planning to 
transfer to a Florida State University must demonstrate 
the competencies required in the CLAST either through 
the method described above or by earning passing scores 
in both the Communication and Computation sections. 

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. 

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

The State Board of Education has established 
minimum CLAST score standards for the awarding of the 
Associate in Arts degree and for admission to upper 
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 and 
inform you about the CLAST exemptions. Final authority 
for granting an exemption 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. Room 
207. 

Students with a disabling condition, which requires 
special accommodations, must see the ITA prior to the 
registration 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 Slate lioard of Education (SBE) Rule 
6A-10.0311, the following circumstances have been 
identified which allow a student to request a waiver of the 



CLAST. 

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

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 and 
Student Affairs office and the ITA submits a written 
report to the Department of Education. The report outlines 
the following: name and social security number of the 
student, gender and ethnic background, type of waiver 
granted, and the subtest(s) for which the waiver was 
granted. 

There are two criteria for approving waivers from the 
CLAST: 

1. Any student who has a documented, specific 
learning disability such that he/she cannot successftjlly 
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 
passing score, but has otherwise demonstrated proficiency 
in course work in the same subject area, may request a 
waiver from that particular subtest. Waivers may be 
considered only after the student has been provided with 
test adaptations or other administrative adjustments to 
permit the accurate measurement of the student's 
proficiency in the subject area. 

Foreign Language Requirement 

State Board of Education Rule 6A- 10.024 12 
stipulates that all undergraduate students who admit to a 
Florida public university must have earned two credits of 



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sequential foreign language at a secondary level (high 
school) or the equivalent of such instruction at the post- 
secondary level (2 semesters). The equivalent number of 
college credits in American Sign Language may substitute 
for the foreign language admission requirement. In certain 
cases students may be admitted without the completion of 
this requirement but must satisfy the foreign language 
requirement prior to graduation from the university. This 



requirement does not apply to students who have already 
earned a baccalaureate degree or those students who 
entered a state university in Florida prior to Fall 1987. 
(NOTE: some majors may have a foreign language 
graduation requirement in addition to admission 
requirement) Please consult with the Coordinator of 
Counseling Services or an Academic Advising Specialist 
about the foreign language requirements. 



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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 



To receive the Associate in Arts degree. Associate in 
Science degree, or a Certificate, students must satisfy the 
requirements for that degree or certificate. Degree and 
Certificate requirements are listed under Programs of 
Study beginning on page 71 in this Catalog. Students are 
encouraged to see an academic advising specialist prior to 
each registration. Students must satisfy the following 
College requirements: 

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

2. Satisfy Gordon Rule requirements, if applicable. 

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

4. Successfully complete a minimum of 25% of the 
required degree or certificate course work at 
Edison College. 

5. Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 

6. Satisfactorily complete the CLAST or an approved 
alternative to CLAST, if applicable. CLAST 
exemptions must be requested through the 
Assessment Office before the end of semester in 
which the student is graduating. (See CLAST Policy, 
page 59. Applies to Associate in Arts degree and an 
Associate of Science degree 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 
graduation certification is granted. 

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

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

To receive the Bachelor of Applied Science in 

Public Safely Management (BAS PSM), students must 

satisfy the following requirements: 

I . Students must complete 1 20 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 an 



applicable AA or AS degree. 

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. Students may meet this 
competency in one of two ways: 

1) Successful completion of two years of a 
single foreign language while in high school 
(official high school transcripts must be 
submitted to the Office of the Registrar). Or 

2) Successful completion of two semesters (8-10 

credit hours) of a single foreign language in 
college (or through corresponding College 
Level Examination Program exams. Edison 
College may determine standards for review 
of non-traditional foreign language 
competence for languages not available 
through CLEP (in languages other than 
French, German, or Spanish). 

4. In accordance with State Rule 6A- 10.03 12, students 
must demonstrate proficiency on the College-Level 
Academic Skills Test (CLAST) or meet eligibility 
standards for CLAST alternatives by the time they 
earn 36 semester hours as upper division students. 
Students who have earned 36 semester hours as a 
BAS PSM student, without passing the CLAST, will 
not be able to continue in major coursework until 
appropriate scores have been achieved. 

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. 

6. For purposes of conferring the bachelor's degree, 
students must complete at least 39 credit hours of 
courses numbered 30(X) level or above. At least 30 of 
the 39 hours must be earned at Edison College. 

7. Students must be eligible to graduate, with all degree 
core courses completed and all elective courses 
completed or in progress, the semester they will 
complete the capstone experience course. Students 
must complete an Application for Graduation through 
the Office of the Registrar and enroll for GRD 4000 
the semester in which they intend to graduate. 




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ACADEMIC POLICIES & PROCEDURES 
RELATING TO STUDENTS 



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

BASIC USE OF COMPUTERS 

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

Research and correctly document sources using MLA 

format 

Compose and edit essays using a word processing 

program 

Access information from electronic databases 

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

computer 

Access and use resources on the World Wide Web 

Navigate to a specific Web site 

BEEPERS, CELLULAR PHONES, 
AND PAGERS 

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

CHILDREN OR FAMILY MEMBERS IN 
THE CLASSROOM (VISITORS) 

Only currently enrolled students are authorized to be 
in classrooms, except for situations involving a disability. 
Children, spouses, or other relatives are not permitted, 
except with permission of the Dean. Complaints regarding 
classroom disruption 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 
several meetings of a course may result in a lower grade, 
depending on the professor's grading policy. The 
determination of what constitutes excessive absence in 
any course rests with the professor conducting that course. 
Attendance requirements for a given course are to be 
found in the course syllabus. 



CLASS CANCELLATIONS 

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

COURSE OUTLINE AND COURSE 
SYLLABUS 



The course outline is distinguished from the course 
syllabus in that the outline provides an overview of the 
content of the course. The syllabus, on the other hand, 
provides a detailed description of the particular section of 
the course that a student is enrolled in during a particular 
semester, and includes such information as schedule of 
class meetings and assignments, attendance policies, 
textbook requirements, and scheduled test dates. Course 
outlines can be obtained by accessing Edison's Web page, 
www.edison.edu. www.edison.edu. Click on the District 
Administration link on the left, then click on the 
Academic Affairs link, then click on the Course 
Descriptions and Outlines folder link. Outline are 
arranged alphabetically by subject area. 

The course syllabus is the responsibility of each 
professor. It should be developed by the professor, approved 
by the academic administrator, typed (or "word-processed"), 
duplicated, and be ready to distribute and review with 
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 
fi-om any course in a term by the mid-point of that term. 
Withdrawals after that date may be granted only through 
established institutional procedures. 

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

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

DEAN'S LIST 

At the conclusion of the Fall and Spring semesters only, 
the Office of the Registrar will generate a list of students 
completing 1 2 or more credits whose grade point average 



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is 3.5 or above, and \\ ho did not rccci\ c any grade below 
a "C". The list is published after the period allowed for 
students to make up Incompletes. The Dean's List will be 
posted on each campus, and each student on this list will 
receive a letter noting the accomplishment, signed by the 
appropriate academic officer for each campus. A notation 
of this accomplishment will be made on the transcript of 
each student so honored. 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 Administrative Code 
and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' 
(SACS) requirements. 

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

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

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

GRADE CORRECTIONS 

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 
assignment of their final grade must contact their 
professor, or the appropriate academic dean by the 28th 
calendar day after the start of classes in the subsequent 
semester. For example, the student must request the 
review of a grade that was assigned in the Fall Semester 
by the 28ih calendar day after the start of Spring classes. 

The professor who assigned the final grade must 
initiate a Change of Grade. The Change of Grade form 
must be approved by the appropriate academic dean and 
forwarded to the Office of the Registrar. 

GRADE FORGIVENESS POLICY 

The Grade Forgiveness Policy pennits students to 
repeat a course in an attempt to improve a grade of "D" 
or" F". A student will be limited to two repeats per 



course. Upon the third attempt, the student is not 
permitted to withdraw from the course and the grade 
assigned is the final grade for the course. 

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

Students should be aware that some colleges or 
universities 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 
cautioned to check with the Financial Aid Office to ensure 
that the repeated courses will count toward their financial aid 
award. 

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

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

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

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

GRADE REPORTS 

During the semester professors will communicate 
directly with those students who are doing unsatisfactory 
work. 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 
assignment 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 semester 
by the 28th calendar day after the start of Spring classes. 
Students with unsatisfactory performance are encouraged 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 


B 


Good 


C 


Average 


D 


Poor 


F 


Failure 


1 


Incomplete* 


NR 


. Not reported 


S 


Satisfactory 


W 


Withdraw** 


X 


Audit (No credit) 



4 points 
3 points 
2 points 
1 point 
points 
points 
points 
points 
points 
points 



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

HONORS PROGRAM: HONORS 
RESEARCH CLASSES 

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

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

To begin the Honors Program Thesis/Research 
registration 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 
advisor's 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 
successfully completed most of the course in question 
and, in the judgment of the professor, is able to make up 
any deficit within the assigned time frame. A student who 
receives an "I" must make up the deficiency and have the 
change of grade recorded in the Office of the Registrar no 
later than last day to remove incomplete grades as 
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 
available the following term, it is the responsibility of the 
professor awarding an "I" to make arrangements for the 
student to deliver the necessary completed course work to 
a fellow faculty member or the professor's supervisor for 
a change of grade. 

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



remaining work and final grade. 

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

INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY 

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

Individualized Study courses are permitted for the 
following circumstances: 

(1) A regularly scheduled course is cancelled due to 
insufficient 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 
required for graduation is not being offered and an 
appropriate 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 District Administration 
link on the left, then click on the Academic Affairs link. 
The link to access forms offers the choice of PDF Format 
or Word Format. Select a format and click the appropriate 
link, then click on the icon to the right of the link for 
Individualized Study 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 semester. 
Once the form is approved, the student may register for 
the class. It is the professor's responsibility to prepare the 
syllabus for each Individualized Study. 

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

MAXIMUM COURSE ATTEMPTS 
POLICY 

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



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STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS 
(SOAP) 

The puqiose of maintaining Standards of Academic 
Progress is to assist l-dison in identifying and providing 
help to students who are having academic difficulties. The 
intent of SOAP is to infomi students that they arc not 
making appropriate academic progress. Students are 
required to meet with an Academic Advising Specialist or 
Coordinator of Retention Services to discuss ways of 
impro\ ing their academic status. 

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

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

2. ACADEMIC WARNING: Students are considered 
on academic warning if they have attempted 12 credit 
hours or less with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0, or 
have earned credit in only 50 percent of the total 
credits attempted. These students should see an 
Academic Advising Specialist or Coordinator of 
Retention Services 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 Summer A and B. 

3. ACADEMIC PROBATION: Students whose 
cumulative GPA is below 2.0 are placed on academic 
probation. These students receive a letter from the 
District Director of Counseling. Advising and 
Assessment informing them of their status. These 
students are required to see an Academic Advising 
Specialist or Coordinator of Retention Services to 
determine the best strategies to improve their 
academic progress. Academic Probation limits a 
student to nine (9) credits in the Fall, Spring and full 
Summer semesters and limits a student to three (3) 
credits in Summer A and B semesters. Students on 
academic probation are placed on suspension if they 
fail to achieve a 2.0 term GPA in the following 
semester. Students could jeopardize their financial 
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 su.spended for one semester (e.g.. Fall, 
Spring, Summer). Students may petition their 
suspension to continue their enrollment by 
completing an academic petition fonn obtained via 
the Office of Coun.seling & Advising or Edison web 
site. (Please see Petitions page 24 for more 



infonnation.) Students approved for continuation of 
enrollment through petition will be placed on 
Probation After Suspension status and required to 
enroll in the course, SLS 1107, Achieving Academic 
Success. Students whose petitions are denied are 
suspended for one ( 1 ) semester. 

5. PROBATION AFTER ACADEMIC 
SUSPENSION: Students who re-enter Edison 
following academic suspension are required to work 
closely with an Academic Advising Specialist or 
Coordinator of Retention Services who helps the 
student develop an appropriate schedule of classes. 
Probation After Academic Suspension limits a 
student to nine credits in the Fall, Spring and fiill 
Summer semesters and limits a student to three 
credits in Summer A and B semesters. Students who 
fail to maintain or improve their current cumulative 
GPA and fail to achieve a 2.0 GPA in their most 
recent semester are dismissed for one (1) full 
academic year. 

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 fijll academic year. Students may petition 
their dismissal to continue their enrollment by 
completing an academic petifion form obtained via 
the Office of Counseling & Advising or Edison web 
site. (Please see Petitions page 24 for more 
infonnation.) Students approved for continuation of 
enrollment through petition will be placed on 
Probation After Dismissal status and required to 
enroll in the course, SLS 1 107, Achieving Academic 
Success. Students whose petitions are denied are 
dismissed for one (1) full academic year. At the end 
of the dismissal period, the student must petition for 
re-admission. 

STUDENT CLASSIFICATIONS 

A. Full-Time: Students must take 12 credits or more 
during 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 full- 
time minimums are considered part-time. 

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

D. Audit: Students, who enroll for no credit, that is, 
students who audit a course nonnally 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, 
further course and program development, and encourage 
faculty professional development, it is necessary to gather 



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

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

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

The frequency of administration for the Student 
Review of Instruction and Course Evaluation is annually 
in the Fall semester for full-time faculty, as prescribed in 
the Collective Negotiations Agreement, and every 
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 aspects of the College and its mission. These 
surveys may be sent by mail, administered over the phone 
or administered in the classroom. They may be 
administered to a cross-section of students, to graduates of 
particular programs or to students enrolled for a short 
time. Results of student surveys are shared with 
administrators, faculty, the Board of Trustees and with 
students. Findings are reported in the aggregate, without 
identifying any particular student. The information is used 
to identify ways to improve programs and services, and to 
plan future activities. Student participation in surveys 
ensures that the information gathered provides an accurate 
basis for decision-making. 

TEXTBOOK SELECTION PROCESS 

Uniform textbook adoption, in courses which consist 

of multiple sections in multiple locations, is strongly 

. recommended. To ensure that students pursue sequential 



courses with the prerequisite knowledge, and to ensure 
uniformity of course delivery, Edison has identified a 
process which seeks to provide for faculty input in 
classroom materials adoption. 

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

All faculty are solicited for input. Program or 
discipline 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 classroom materials to be used in the 
following year. 

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

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

Edison anticipates that except in unusual 
circumstances, 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. 
Documentation of the decision-making process should 
proceed from the Chairs of the adoption groups to their 
supervisors. 

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

WORD-PROCESSING OR TYPING 
POLICY 

Students are expected to type or word-process papers 
presented in courses taken for credit. Edison's basic 
composition course, ENC 1101, requires students to 
demonstrate 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. Students who cannot type are 
urged to enroll in a keyboarding class, or to seek 
remediation through various options available in 
Academic Support Programs. 



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DEGREE PROGRAMS 
OF STUDY 




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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 

Baccalaureate Degree 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management 

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 outlined by the Florida 
Department of Education, and consists of the following five areas of concentration: communication, mathematics, 
social science, humanities, and natural sciences. The remaining 24 credit hours constitute program prerequisites, 
which should be chosen by the student based on the entrance requirements of the Edison bachelor's degree 
program, or other college or university bachelor's degree program, to which the student will transfer. 

Associate in Science Degree 



Accounting Technology 

Business Administration and Management 

Cardiovascular Technology 

Computer Programming and Analysis 

Crime Scene Technology 

Criminal Justice Technology 

Dental Hygiene 

Drafting and Design Technology 

Building Construction Specialization 

CAD Specialization 

Civil Engineering/Land Surveying 

Specialization 



Early Childhood Education 

Emergency Medical Services Technology 

Fire Science Technology 

Golf Course Operations 

Internet Services Technology 

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 

Computer Programming 

Crime Scene Technology 

Dental Assisting 

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) 

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) 

*Eyecare Technician 



Network Specialist 
*Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician 
Small Business Management 
Turf Equipment Technology 
*Visual Assessment 

*Certificate awarded by Hillsborough Community College 



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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. 



♦♦ENC 
♦♦ENC 



General Education Requirements: 

Credit 
Hours 

101 3 

102 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 



,45 



Approved electives* 

♦Consult with a BAS Program Advisor. 



**Course Prerequisites: in the event a student does not 

have the prerequisite courses completed prior to 

admission, 

they must be taken prior to, or as co-requisite to, any 

upper division enrollment. 

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 



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 

PAD 3712 Information Resources Management in 

the Public Sector 3 

PAD 4604 Regulatory Policy and Administrative Law 

in the Public Safety Sector 3 

ENC 3310 Advanced Exposition 3 

IDS 3355 Problem Solving Through Critical 

Thinking 4 

Capstone 

MAN 49 1 5 Management Capstone Project 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120 



TOTAL. 



30 




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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE 
GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDE 



General Education Philosophy 

General education establishes the foundation for 
lifelong learning to prepare students to be thoughtful, 
informed, global citizens. This program fosters academic 
excellence, interdisciplinary dialog, respect for self and 
others, and social responsibility. 

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 
foundation of knowledge upon which all degrees are built. 

General Education Competencies 

General education courses must meet all of the following 
outcomes at a primary or a secondary level. At the conclusion 
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 information 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 
education 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/fine 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 
sciences, humanities and natural sciences; Rules of the 
Florida State Board of Education, which requires six credits 
of mathematics and twelve credits (four courses) in which 
writing is heavily emphasized. Additionally, the mathematics 
and writing courses must be passed with a"'C" or better. 

9 Credit hours 

(3) 
(3) 
(3) 

(3) 



COMMUNICATIONS: 

ENC 1101 Composition! 

ENC 1102 Composition U 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications OR 
SPC 2023 Public Speaking 



HUMANITIES: 6 Credit hours 

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

Part A* 

Ancient World - Medieval Period (3) 

Renaissance-Age of Reason (3) 

Romantic Era - Present (3) 

Great Human Questions and/or (3) 

Humanities Study Tour (3) 

(second Humanities Tour) (3) 

Humanities Through the Arts (3) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written 
communication by passing any of these courses with a "C" or better. 

Parts 



HUM 


2211 


HUM 


2235 


HUM 


2250 


HUM 


2930 


HUM 


1950 


HUM 


2950 


HUM 


2510 



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 


HUM 


2410 


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. n 1860 


(3) 


to Present 




Art Appreciation 


(3) 


History of Art I 


(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 n 1 780 to Present 


(3) 


American Cinema 


(3) 


Intro to Asian Humanities 


(3) 


Contemporary Literature 


(3) 


World Literature I 


(3) 


World Literature n 


(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,(X)0 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) 
satisfy the writing requirement. 

Anthropology 

ANT 

ANT 



Economics 

ECO 

ECO 

Education 

EDF 

EDG 

EME 

EDP 



410 
1511 

2013 
2023 



Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
Introduction to Physical Anthropology 

Economics I 
Economics 11 



2005 Introduction to Education 

2701 t Teaching Diverse Populations 

2040 t Introduction to Educational Technology 

2202 Introduction to Educational Psychology 



(3) 
(3) 

(3) 
(3) 

(3) 
(3) 
(3) 

(3) 



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



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Geography 

GEA 

GEA 



History 



AMH 
AMH 

AMH 
AMH 
AMH 
AMH 
EUH 



2010 Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere (3) 
2040 Geography of the Western Hemisphere (3) 

2010 History ofthc United States to 1865 (3) 

2020 History ofthc United States, (3) 

1 865 to Present 
2070 Florida History (3) 
2091 African- American History (3) 
2095 American Indian History (3) 
2931 Women in U.S. History (3) 
1000 The Western Tradition 1 (3) 

•AA degree-seeking students must demon.strate competence in written 

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

EUH 1001 The Western Tradition II (3) 

•AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written 

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

WOH 1023 History of Worid Civilization (3) 

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

MATHEMATICS: 



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 



Political Science 


POS 


2041 


POS 


2112 


INR 


2002 


Psychology 




CLP 


1001 


DEP 


2004 


DEP 


2102 


DEP 


2302 


INP 


2390 


PSY 


2012 


PSY 


2014 


Sociology 




SYG 


1000 


SYG 


1010 


SYG 


2430 



Introduction to Human Services 



(3) 



American National Government 


(3) 


American State and Local Politics 


(3) 


International Relations 


(3) 


Personal and Social Adjustment 


(3) 


Human Growth and Development 


(3) 


Child Psychology 


(3) 


Adolescent Psychology 


(3) 


Human Relations in Business 


(3) 


and Industry 




General Psychology 1 


(3) 


General Psychology 11 


(3) 


Introduction to Sociology 


(3) 


Contemporary Social Problems 


(3) 


Marriage and the Family 


(3) 




.. 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- 10.030 
(Gordon Rule), the student must successfully complete six (6) semester hours of mathematics coursework. 

General Education Math Requirements 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 

MGF 

STA 

MAC 



1107 
2023 
1105 



Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 
Introductory Statistics 
College Algebra 



(3) _ 


MAC 1106 


Combined College Algebra/Precalc 


(5) 


(3) _ 


MAC 1114 


Trigonometry 


(3) 


(4) 


MAC 1140 


Pre-Calculus Algebra 


(3) 


(3) 









These advanced mathematics courses may also be used to meet the AA mathematics requirements: 
MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra/ (5) MAC 2312 

Trigonometry 
MAC 2233 Calculus of Business / MAC 23 1 3 

Social Science 



MAC 2311 



Calculus w/ Analytic 
Geometry I) 



(4) 
(4) 



MAP 2302 



Calculus w/ Analytic 
Geometry II 
Calculus w/ Analytic 
Geometry III 
Differential Equations 



(4) 
(4) 
(4) 



NATURAL SCIENCES: 6 Credit hours 

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



Note: A better foundation 


BSC 


1005 


BSC 


1050C 


BSC 


105IC 


ISC 


lOOlC 


ISC 


I002C 


OCE 


lOOlC 


OCE 


I002C 


AST 


2003 


AST 


2004 


GLY 


1010 


GLY 


1100 


MCB 


20 IOC 


BSC 


1010 


BSC 


1011 



in science is provided by taking related 

Introduction to Biological Sciences 

Environmental Biology: Man and the 

Environment 

Environmental Biology: South Florida 

Environments 

Foundations of 

Interdisciplinary Science I 

Foundations of 

Interdisciplinary 

Science II 

Oceanography I : A 

Multidisciplinary Science 

Oceanography II: A 

Multidisciplinary Science 

Astronomy I & L 

Astronomy 11 & L 

Physical Geology & L 

Historical Geology & L 

Microbiology 

Biological Science I & L 

Biological Science II & L 



science courses in sequential semesters 
(3) 



(3) 

(3) 
(3) 

(3) 



(3) 

(3) 

(4) 
(4) 
(6) 
(6) 
(5) 
(6) 
(6) 



ELECTIVES 

Be sure clectives selected have an AA designation as listed in the course 
descnption section of this Catalog. Electives should be chosen with a 



Anatomy / Physiology I (4) 

Anatomy / Physiology II (4) 

Marine Biology & L (6) 

Intro to College Chemistry & L (6) . 

Chemistry Lab for Health Science (1) 

General Chemistry 1 & L (6) 

General Chemistry II & L (6) 

Organic Chemistry 1 & L (6) 

Organic Chemistry II & L (6) 

Fundamentals / Physics 1 & L (6) 

Fundamentals / Physics 11 & L (6) 

General Physics I & L (6) 

General Physics II & L (6) 

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

COMPUTING SKILLS 

All degree-seeking students must demonstrate their competence in the 
basic use of computers by completing ENC 1101 with a grade of "C" or 
better. 

desired baccalaureate program in mind. Students are advised to see an 
advisor to determine university program prerequisites. AS courses do not 
qualify for elective credit. 

Total Elective Hours: 24 



BSC 


1093C 


BSC 


1094C 


OCB 


2010 


CHM 


2025 


CHM 


2032L 


CHM 


2045 


CHM 


2046 


CHM 


2210 


CHM 


2211 


PHY 


1053 


PHY 


1054 


PHY 


2048 


PHY 


2049 



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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 




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Associate in Science Degree Programs 



Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree 

1 . Eam 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 Hdison College. 

4. Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 

5. Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 

6. Eam 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 requires 
completion of a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours in 
the general education core curriculum in the subject areas 
of communication. mathematics, social sciences, 
humanities, and natural sciences, which also meets the 
criteria of the Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools Commission on Colleges. 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, 
Administrative Rule 6A indicates students must eam 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 



Cardiovascular Technology are selective admissions programs. 
Admission to the College does not automatically admit a student 
to these programs of study. Application should be made to the 
College as well as application for admission to the program of 
study. Such applications for admission to the program of study 
are available by calling (239) 489-9255. 

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 
development. 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 certificate unless otherwise indicated. 

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




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ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

The Associate in Science Degree Program in Credit 

Accounting is designed to prepare students to enter public or „,,„ ,,„, „ ... , ""''^ 

° .°. ^.^ oi ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

pnvate accounting in various capacities. Students who ^^q |jq2 Composition II 3 

successfully complete this program will have the knowledge (Technical Writing Emphasis) 

and skills necessary to sit for two certification examinations. SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Communications Emphasis) 3 

T <•• ( \r^ \T^\ MGF 1106 Mathematics For Liberal Arts 1 3 

1 axation (AL- A 1 ) g^^Q 2023 Economics 11 3 

The ACAT examination is sponsored by the National STA 2023 Introductory Statistics 4 

Society of Public Accountants located in Alexandria, ^^T-fi!!!'^" ^'^^"''^ .x 

... .. .^ . . ■ cc J ^ ■ ■ X* (PHI 2600 recommended) 3 

Virginia. The examination is ottered twice a year, m May 

and December. The six-hour examination is given at over TOTAL ~22 

200 test sites nationwide. Accreditation in Accountancy by 

the ACAT demonstrates to your clients and/or employer they DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

have a professional working for them. ACG 1001 Financial Accounting I 3 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this ^^B 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

, ^ ^ r ^ • -^iiiij ACG 2011 Financial Accounting II 3 

degree to transfer to a university bachelor s degree program. ^^ 20OI Principles of Risk Management 3 

Please contact the Baccalaureate and University Programs qq^ hqo Microcomputer Skills 4 

Division at (239) 489-9295 for further information. ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3 

ECO 2013 Economics 1 3 

Enrolled Agents Examination tax 2000 Federal Tax Accounting 1 3 

„,„,,, ^ „ . . . , . CGS 2511 Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

The Enrolled Agents Examination is a comprehensive ^CG 2500 Governmental and 

four-part exam administered once a year by the Internal Not-for-Profit Accounting 3 

Revenue Service. The primary benefits of being an TAX 2010 Federal Tax Accounting II 3 

enrolled agent are (1) recognition of attaining a high level SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

of knowledge of federal taxation and (2) eligibility to Electives 5 

practice before the IRS. tot A! ~il 

COURSE PREREOUISITES* ELECTIVES: Electives may be selected from any 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. Accounting, Business, Management, Finance, or 

Computer courses. 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^*^***'^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^*^*'^* *Humanities Elective may be chosen from any course listed in the 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 
NONE 




77 



BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT 



The Business Administration and Management 
Associate in Science Degree Program is designed to 
provide a broad foundation of knowledge and skills 
necessary for students seeking entry-level employment in 
various fields, and for those currently employed in 
business and desiring advancement. 

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. ACG 2011, ACG 2071 & ECO 2023. For 
information about bachelor's degree opportunities at 
Edison College, please contact the Baccalaureate and 
University Programs Division at (239) 489-9295. 

(COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

I Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Composition 1 3 

Composition II 3 

Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 

Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 
or 

College Algebra 3 

Economics 1 3 

*Humanities Electives 3 



18 



ENC 


1101 


ENC 


1102 


SPC 


1600 


MGF 


1106 


MAC 


1105 


ECO 


2013 




TOTAL 



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 



31 



BUSINESS and/or RELATED SUBJECT ELECTIVES 

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



TOTAL 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



15 
64 



Accelerated Format for the Business 
Administration and Management degree: 

The Accelerated Coursework in Business 
Administration and Management is designed specifically 
for individuals with professional experience who wish to 
learn contemporary supervisory skills while maintaining 
fiill-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 session. 



Fail 



Spring 



Summer A 



Summer B 



Year I 



Year 2 



#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 2011 



Applicants will be required to: 

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

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

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



78 



CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY 



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

Cardiovascular Technology is an exciting, rewarding 
and relatively new field. Cardiovascular disease is the 
leading cause of death in the United States. Advances in 
technology 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 graduation 
you will be in demand as a Cardiovascular Technologist 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 
specialty of invasive cardiology will prepare the graduate to 
function in multiple facets in the cardiac catheterization 
laboratory. Working with a Cardiologist they perform 
sophisticated tests in order to diagnose and quantify cardiac 
disorders. These include coronary artery disease, cardiac 
valve disease or disorders of the heart's electrical conduction 
system. Cardiovascular Technologists perform diagnostic 
cardiac catheterization studies on patients including coronary 
arteriography, hemodynamic monitoring and analysis, and 
electrophysiology studies. They also assist the cardiologist in 
interventional procedures including coronary 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 
Program is accredited in invasive cardiology by The 
Commission 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 
registry examination offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing 
International (CCI) for national certification. Upon success- 
ful completion of the national exam, graduates earn the RCIS 
(Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist) credential. 

A freshman class begins each Fall. Currently 20 
freshmen are accepted each year. Class size is limited by the 
number of cardiology laboratories in the clinical affiliates 
needed for the training of students. Students will have the 
opportunity to practice cardiac catheterization procedures in 
our "on campus" cath lab prior to entering the clinical 
component of the curriculum. The Cardiovascular Tech- 
nology Progiam 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 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.) 

For information about bachelor's degree opportunities at 
Edison College, please contact the Baccalaureate and 
University Programs Division at (239) 489-9295. 

First Round Application Deadline: June 1 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

BSC 1080 Human Biology-An Overview for Health 2 

Science Professionals 
TOTAL 2 

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

GENERAL EDUCATION Credit 

Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4 

MGF 1 106** Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

CHM 2025 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

CHM 2032L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

PHY 1007 Physics for Health Sciences 3 

MCB 2010C Microbiology 5 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL l2" 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

RET 1 024 Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Tech 3 

RET 1616C Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 2 

RET 1821L Freshman Pre Clinic 2 

CVT 1200 Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2 

CVT 2420C Invasive Cardiology I 4 

CVT 2620C Noninvasive Cardiology 1 4 

CVT 2840L Cardiovascular Practicum 11 6 

CVT 2421C Invasive Cardiology 11 4 

CVT 2841L Cardiovascular Practicum 111 6 

RET 2244 Critical Care Applications 2 

CVT 2920 Cardiovascular Technologis as a Professional 2 

CVT 2842L Cardiovascular Practicum IV 6 



TOTAL 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



43 

77 



CVT 



CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

262 IC Noninvasive Cardiology 

II-Echocardiography 4 



TOTAL 4 

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 core cardiovascular sequence. This is 
recommended, especially for those students who must 
work or those who have heavy family obligations. 

♦Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the 
General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 
**MGF 1 106 carries a prerequisite of testing or MAT 1033. 



79 



COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND ANALYSIS 



The Computer Programming and Analysis Degree 
Program is designed to give students a basic foundation in 
computer programming and v\ill prepare them for 
employment as entr\' level programmers in commercial, 
industrial, and governmental institutions. The training is 
practical in nature and emphasizes perfomiance of job 
tasks similar to those perfomied 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 
degree to transfer to a university bachelor's degree program. 
Please contact the Baccalaureate and University Programs 
Division at (239) 489-9295 for fixrther information. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGR.\Vl PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 



Credit 
Hours 

....3 
....3 



ENC 1101 Composition I 

ENC 1 102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 
SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 

(Business Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 

or higher level mathematics 3 

PHI 2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

*SociaI Science Elective 3 



CGS 
SLS 
ACG 
MAN 

SMB 
COP 

CDA 
COP 
COP 

COP 

CIS 

CGS 

COP 



1100 
1331 
1001 
2021 

2000 
1000 

1005 
1224 
2222 

2172 

2321 

2260 

2701 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Persona! 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: 



45 

63 



ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Business, 
Computer 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. 



TOTAL 



18 




80 



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 
necessary skills to accurately map, collect and log 
evidence, develop and preserve fingerprints, write reports, 
and present courtroom testimony. Although most crime 
scene technicians in Southwest Florida are law 
enforcement certified, agencies are using more civilians in 
this position. Job opportunities are enhanced with the 
ability to relocate. 

The nature of crime scene investigation can require 
physical activity. Students enrolled in the Crime Scene 
Technology program must be physically able to go into, 
under, on top of, and through many different 
environmental scenes as part of their training. The 
employment process may include an extensive 
background investigation. A prior criminal history may 
strongly inhibit employment opportunities in this field. 
Potential employers may require some or all of the 
following criteria as part of their employment process: 

Physical Agility 

Background investigations 

Drug Screening 

Oral Board Interview 

Polygraph and/or Voice Stress Analysis 

Physical Examination 

Minimum Age Requirement 

U.S. Citizenship 

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 Edison's academic 
advisors or the transferring institution regarding the 
choice of elective credit. For additional information on 
bachelor degree partnerships with Edison College, contact 
the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at 
(239)489-9295. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher level mathematics 3 

PHI 2600 Ethics 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 1 3 

♦Natural Science 3 



TOTAL 18 

Credit 
Hours 

Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

Microcomputer Skills or higher 4 

Forensic Death Investigation 3 

Introduction to Crime Scene 

Technology 3 

Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

Advanced Crime Scene 

Technology 4 

Courtroom Presentation of 

Scientific Evidence 3 

Introduction to Forensics 3 

Crime Scene Photography 3 

Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

TOTAL 32 

ELECTIVES: 10 



CCJ 


1020 


COS 


1100 


CJE 


2649 


CJT 


1110 


CJT 


2100 


CJT 


2111C 


CJT 


2113 


CJT 


2141 


CJT 


2220C 


CJT 


2241 



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. 




81 



CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice 
Technology is designed to prepare students for a fijll 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, sheriffs 
offices, prisons, areas of juvenile justice, or private industry. 

This program articulates into the Edison College 
Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management 
program. Students intending to transfer to a bachelor's 
degree program are strongly encouraged to consult with the 
transferring institution regarding the choice of elective 
credit. The Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice 
Technology will transfer to any Florida state university 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. For 
additional information on bachelor degree partnerships with 
Edison College, contact the Baccalaureate and University 
Programs Division at (239) 489-9295. 

The Criminal Justice Academy Bridge Program 

This program is designed for Florida law enforcement 
and/or corrections officers that have successfiilly completed 
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Criminal 
Justice Standards and Training Commission Basic Recruit 
Academy. The program is designed to articulate CJSTC 
academy post-secondary adult vocational (PSAV) training 
into the Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice 
Technology. 

Upon completion of program prerequisites, qualified 
students are eligible for up to 16 hours of elective credit 
toward the AS degree in Criminal Justice Technology. In 
addition, selected degree core requirements can be met 
through accelerated study. Program requirements will 
include research projects and essays. Advanced, 
independent and critical thinking skills will be demonstrated 
in all coursework earned through this program. 

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 successftil 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: 

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1 102 Composition II 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra OR 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3 

*Humanities Elective 

(PHI 2600 Ethics recommended) 3 

*Social Science Elective 3 



TOTAL 



18 



CCJ 


1020 


CJL 


2100 


CJL 


2130 


CJC 


1000 


CJT 


1110 


CJT 


2100 


CCJ 


1010 


CCJ 


2500 


CJE 


1300 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

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. 










r 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



82 



DENTAL HYGIENE 



The Dental Hygiene Program is designed to prepare 
the student to practice as a licensed dental hygienist. A 
graduate of the program is eligible to take the Dental 
Hygiene National Board, and, upon successful completion 
of that board, is eligible to take a state board to obtain a 
state license. 

The program annually recruits a freshman class to 
begin in the Fall term. The program is comprised of 
general education courses, dental hygiene courses and 
clinical practice. The general education course work is 
acceptable from any accredited college. The dental 
hygiene core courses are offered only on the Lee Campus. 

The Dental Hygiene program has limited enrollment 
due to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each 
applicant must meet specific criteria which are listed in 
the admission policies. The Criteria for Admission 
Policies are available through the program office or 
through the Health Professions office at (239) 489-9255. 
The applicant must have completed three of the following 
sciences classes: BSC 1093C, BCS 1094C, MCB 20 IOC, 
CHM 2025, and/or CHM 2032L completed by the records 
check appointment. Information 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 
Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. 

The student must purchase uniforms, an instrument 
kit, liability insurance, and books. There are fees for 
tuition, graduation, laboratory, clinic, licensure exams, 
and association dues. 

For information about bachelor's degree 
opportunities at Edison College, please contact the 
Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 
489-9295. 

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 
admissions 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 back- 
ground 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 1 101 Composition 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1080 Human Biology 2 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

MGF 1 106 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 2 

DEH 1003 Dental Hygiene 1 3 

DEH 1003L Dental Hygiene 1 Pre-clinic 3 

DES 1200c Radiology 3 

DEH 1802 Dental Hygiene II 2 

DEH 1802L Dental Hygiene II Clinical 3 

DEH 1602 Periodontics 3 

DES 1 lOOC Dental Materials 2 

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 111 2 

DEH 2804L Dental Hygiene III Chnical 5 

DEH 2806 Dental Hygiene IV 2 

DEH 2806L Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 5 

DEH 2702 Community Dental Health 2 

DEH 2702L Community Dental Health Practicum 1 

DEH 2930 Seminar 1 

DEH 2808 Dental Hygiene V 2 

DEH 2808L Dental Hygiene V Clinical 5 

TOTAL "54" 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 88 

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




83 



DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 



The Drafting and Design Technology Associate in 
Science Degree Program is designed to give students the 
necessary training and background for careers of a 
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). 

For information about bachelor's degree 
opportunities at Edison College, please contact the 
Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 
489-9295. 



COl RSK PRIRKQl ISITKS: 

Refer 10 i-peeillc CDursc descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition 1 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra 3 

tSocial Science Elective 3 

***Humanities Elective 3 

*Natural Science Elective 3 

TOTAL Is" 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

ETD 1100 Engineering Graphics 1 (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 

OST 2335 **Business Communications 

or 
ENC 1102 Composition I! 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

CIS 1040 Geographic information Systems 

or 

BCN 1272 Blueprint Reading 3 

ETD 1538 AutoC ad for Residential Architecture 

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

TOTAL In 



SPECIALIZATIONS: 

Credit 
Hours 
TOTAL 17 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 62 

Civil Engineering/Land Surveying Specialization 

SUR 1 lOOC Surveying 4 

SUR 2140C Advanced Surveying 4 

MAC 1 140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3 

MAC 1 1 14 Tiigonometry 3 

Electives 3 

TOTAL TT 

CAD Specialization 

ETD 1538 AutoCad for Residential Architecture 
or 

ETD 1103C Engineering Graphics 1 (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 1 lOOC, SUR 2 HOC, ETD 
1541, ETD 1220, COS 1100, MAC 1140 or MAC 1114, ART 
2602C,OST 1140, GIS 1040 or GIS 1045, GEB 1949. 

♦Students can choose one of the following: ISC lOOlC, ISC 1002C, 
AST2003-AST2003L,orGLY 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 




84 



EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 



This program is designed to prepare students for 
employment as child development center teachers, early 
intervention 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 managers, 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 
coordinator is strongly recommended. 

For information about bachelor's degree 
opportunities at Edison College, please contact the 
Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 
489-9295. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 3 

MGF 11 06 or 

MAC 105 3 

SPC 1600 3 

♦Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 

***Natural Science Elective 3 



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

General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 

** Social Science Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the 

General Education Program under Social Science. PSY 2012 is 

recommended. 

***Students may choose one of the following Natural Science Electives: 

BSC 1050C, ISC lOOlC, BSC 1051C. 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CHD 1134 Management of Early Childhood Learning 3 

CHD 1135 Understanding Young Children 3 

CHD 1220 Introduction, to Child Development 3 

CHD 1332 Creative Experiences for the Young Child 3 

CHD 2324 Early Childhood Language Arts & Reading 3 

EEC 1000 Foundations in Early Childhood Education 3 

EEC 1202 Principles of Early Childhood Curriculum 3 

EEC 1603 Positive Guidance and Behavior Management ..3 

EEC 1946 Early Childhood Practicum 3 

EEC 1947 Early Childhood Practicum II 3 

EEX 1013 Special Needs in Early Childhood Education 3 

HSC 1422 Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young 

Child 3 

TOTAL l6^ 

CORE ELECTIVES (CHOOSE THREE): 

CHD 1 120 Infant/Toddler Development 3 

DEP 2102 Child Psychology 3 

EEC 1003 Introduction to School Age Care 3 

EEC 2521 Administration of a Child Care Center 3 

EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology 3 

EDF 2005 Introduction to Education 3 

EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations 3 



TOTAL 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 



9 
63 



TOTAL 



18 




85 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 



The Emergency Medical Services Technology 
Programs are designed to prepare the student to become a 
competent entr\-level Kmergency Medical Technician- 
Basic (HMT-B) andyor EMT-Paramedic. 

The HMS Technology Program is accredited by the 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education 
Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee 
on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the 
Emergency Medical Ser\ ices Professions (CoAEMSP). 

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

Students may obtain an Associate in Science Degree 
in Emergency Medical Services Technology. General 
Education 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 
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. 

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. 



COL'RSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Admission 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- 
Profcssional Rescuer), and completion of FCLEPT Testing. The 
clinical enrollment process requires satisfactory completion of an 
immunization and health report. The admissions 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 
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 FCELPT testing with no DLA 
hold(s). 

A student who has completed a hospital-based or 
vocational technical center-based program accredited by 



Paramedic may satisfy the career core requirements 
through successful completion of EMS 1810-EMS 
Equivalency Assessment. 

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 Edison's academic 
advisors or the transferring institution regarding the 
choice of elective credit. For additional information on 
bachelor degree partnerships with Edison College, contact 
the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at 
(239)489-9295. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 

or 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 1 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

**BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

TOTAL ^ 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

EMS 2119 Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care 3 

EMS 2119L Fundamentals of EMC Lab 5 

EMS 2421 EMS Field Internship 2 

EMS 2411 Emergency Department Clinicals 1 

EMS 2671 Paramedic 1 3 

EMS 2671L Paramedic I Lab 2 

EMS 2672 Paramedic II 3 

EMS 2672L Paramedic II Lab 2 

EMS 2673 Paramedic III 4 

EMS 2674 Paramedic IV 4 

EMS 2675 Paramedic V 3 

EMS 2675L Paramedic V Lab 2 

EMS 2654 Paramedic Field Internship 1 2 

EMS 2655 Paramedic Field Internship 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 sT 

**Under Development 2 

TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS: 73 



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

**The affiliated course requirements are under revision at the 
lime of publication. See Program Coordinator for additional 
information regarding current degree requirements. 






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FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science 
Technology is designed to provide advanced educational 
opportunities for fire service personnel. Students gain 
both knowledge and experience useful to career 
advancement in the challenging field of fire service. The 
program is designed both for students who have 
completed Florida firefighting minimum standards 
training, and those interested 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 personnel. 

This program articulates into the Edison College 
Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety 
Management program. Students intending to transfer to a 
bachelor's degree program are strongly encouraged to 
consult with the transferring institution regarding the 
choice of elective credit. For additional information on 
bachelor degree partnerships with Edison College, contact 
the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at 
(239) 489-9295. 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

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



MGF 1106 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 



ENC 
ENC 



1101 
1102 



Composition I.. 
Composition II. 



Credit 
Hours 

3 

3 



Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 



General Education Credit Hours 



15 



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 1 3 

Firefighting Tactic & Strategy II 3 

Fire Service Hydraulics 3 

Degree Core Credit Hours 27 

Subtotal 42 



CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

Credit 
Hours 

Choose from any course under the following prefixes: FFP, EMS 
(limited to 6 hours), COS 12 



FFP 


1505 


FFP 


1304 


FFP 


1540 


FFP 


2720 


FFP 


2740 


FFP 


2120 


FFP 


2810 


FFP 


2811 


FFP 


2301 



GENERAL ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be chosen from any category 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 



Credit 
Hours 

6 



60 




87 



GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS 



The Golf Course Operations Program is designed to 
prepare students to become golf course superintendents, 
rhe core classes within this program are structured to help 
the students estabhsh and maintain a comprehensive 
knowledge 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. 

For information about bachelor's degree 
opportunities at Edison College, please contact the 
Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 
4S9-9295. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



SOS 


2102 


GEB 


1949 


SOS 


1401 


SOS 


1005 


GCO 


1743 


GCO 


2500 



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 ^ 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 69 

•Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the 
General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 

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

See Turf Equipment Technology Certificate on 

Page no. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition 1 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

•Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 



TOTAL 



15 



GCO 


1201 


GCO 


1400 


GCO 


2931 


GCO 


2431 


GCO 


2441 


GCO 


2442 


GCO 


2450 


GCO 


2741 


GCO 


2601 


GCO 


2602 


GCO 


2632 


GCO 


2633 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Basic Golf Course Mechanics 3 

Principles of Turfgrass Science 1 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 11: Diseases of Turf 3 

Integrated Pest Management for 

Turf 111; Weed Science for Turf. 3 

Plant ID and Landscape Design 3 

Applied Materials Chemistry and 

Calculations for Turf 1 3 

Applied Materials Chemistry and 

Calculations for Turf II 3 

Golf Course Organization 

and Administration 1 3 

Golf Course Organization 

and Administration II 3 







88 



c 
c 



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, 
implement, and maintain Web based software solutions. 
The program combines a solid foundation in traditional 
programming skills with those skills required for Internet 
based client/server applications development. 

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

There is an articulation agreement that allows this 
degree to transfer to a university bachelor's degree 
program. Please contact the Baccalaureate and University 
Programs Division at (239) 489-9295 for ftirther 
information. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher 3 

PHI 2 1 00 Logic : Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

Social Science Elective 3 



TOTAL 



18 



COP 
COP 
COP 

COS 

COP 

COP 

CIS 

COP 

COP 
CDA 
CDA 
CDA 
CGS 
SLS 



1822 
2800 
2830 

1100 
1000 
1224 
2321 
2172 

2222 
1005 
2524 
2500 
2260 
1331 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Internet Programming - HTML 4 

Java Programming 3 

Internet Programming - 

Advanced Scripting 3 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

Programming with C++ 3 

Data Systems and Management 3 

Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3 

or 

Advanced Programming with C++ 3 

Networking Essentials 3 

Linux Internet Servers 4 

Windows Server 3 

Computer Hardware & Software Maintenance... 3 

Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 3 



TOTAL 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 

ELECTIVES: 



45 
63 



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




89 



NETWORKING ADMINISTRATOR 



The Associate in Science Degree in Networking 
Administrator 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, business platforms and 
operating systems. To enable the student to work 
etTectively in modem business environments, the program 
stresses the development of student skills in written and 
oral communication, human relations, management and 
business operations. 

The degree consists of 1 8 hours of general education 
requirements, and 44 hours of degree core requirements. 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this 
degree to transfer to a university bachelor's degree 
program. Please contact the Baccalaureate and University 
Programs Division at (239) 489-9295 for further 
infonnation. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



CDA 
CDA 
CDA 
CDA 
COS 
COS 

CIS 
COP 
GEB 
MAN 

SBM 
*OST 

SLS 



1005 
2500 

2524 
2525 
1100 
2260 

2321 
1000 
1011 
2021 

2000 
1140 
1331 



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 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 
ELECTIVES: 



44 
62 



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

* Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 



L PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 
NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1 101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

IMP 2301 Human Relations in Business 

and Industry 3 

PHI 2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

TOTAL Is" 




90 



NURSING 



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) 
program is designed to prepare the student to care for the 
chents he/she serves. Comprised of general education 
courses, as well as clinical nursing courses, the ADN 
curriculum incorporates classroom instruction, laboratory 
simulation, and clinical practice in the care of infants, 
children, and adults. Local health facilities are utilized for 
clinical practice, including community agencies, acute 
care institutions, and long-term care facilities. Graduates 
of the program possess the knowledge, values, and skills 
essential to practice in a dynamic and rapidly changing 
health care environment. 

There are two distinct pathways to program 
completion: the Basic Program and the Advanced 
Placement Program. 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 Advanced Placement Programs are 
available to students who already hold licensure as an 
LPN, or certification as a paramedic, registered 
respiratory technician (RRT), or cardiovascular technician 
(CVT). Both programs are designed for students who seek 
immediate employment as general staff nurses, as well as 
for those who decide to continue their nursing education 
by pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN). 

ACCREDITATION 

The Edison 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 
Placement Nursing Program are selective admission, 
limited enrollment programs. Admission to Edison 
College does not imply acceptance into either Nursing 
Program. Following admission to the College, the student 
must meet all admission criteria for the Edison nursing 
program he/she wants to attend before applying to that 
program. Each program has its own admission packet. 
Since there often are more qualified applicants than 
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 
(minimum 2.75) in the general education prerequisite 
courses, number of required general education courses 
completed, and standardized pre-admission test score. 
Applicants with the highest point totals, who meet all 
criteria, are offered admission on a space-available basis. 



For details regarding the admission criteria and point 
system, refer to the Edison Nursing application packet 
and/or access the nursing program web pages at 
www.edison.edu. 

Students are admitted to the Basic Nursing Program 
on the Lee or Collier campuses twice a year. Applicants 
are admitted to the Charlotte Basic Nursing Program once 
per year. Admission to the Advanced Placement 

Program occurs on each campus annually except Lee 
which admits twice annually. Contact the Nursing Office 
on the appropriate campus for applications, deadline 
dates, and enrollment limits. 

Under nonnal circumstances, transfers between 
campuses are prohibited. Should extenuating 

circumstances arise which are beyond the student's 
control, transfer requests will be considered on a case-by- 
case basis by a committee comprised of either the Basic 
or Advanced Placement 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 
College nursing programs, provided that they supply a 
letter of good standing from the director(s) of previous 
nursing program(s). The transfer applicant must meet the 
same admission criteria as any other nursing applicant. 
Students who have been academically dismissed fi"om 
another nursing 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 
Program Coordinator and the Records Technician at 
Edison's Registration Department prior to acceptance as 
an Edison transfer nursing student. In order for transcripts 
to be evaluated, complete syllabi from all previously 
taken nursing courses must accompany the application. 
Any transfer nursing student must complete a minimum 
of 18 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 
Nursing Program. General education courses may be 
taken prior to entering the nursing program and must 
be completed prior to beginning the last semester of 
nursing course work. Any course with a grade of "D" 
or below must be repeated. 

2. Registration for Nursing Courses 



91 



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 wcb-bascd instniction. 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 
required 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 
adjudication 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 regarding 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. 

For information about bachelor's degree 
opportunities at Edison College, please contact the 
Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 
489-9295. 



NURSING 



BASIC PROGRAM 

.Application Deadline: May IS and August 31 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Credit 
Hours 

BSC 1080 Human Biology 2 

BSC 1093C .Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

MAC 1 105** College Algebra 3 

r9~ 

•Prerequisites must be completed BEFORE entering the 

Nursing Program 

Program prerequisites are part of the General Education 

Requirements. 

**May substitute STA 2023 or Math higher than College 

Algebra 

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 



GENERAL EDUCATIO.N REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 English Composition 1 3 

HUM 'Any Humanities course 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

DEP 2004 Human (irowth and Development 3 

BSC I094C Anatomy & Physiology II 4 

MCB 2010C Microbiology 5 

TOTM, TT 



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 1061 Health Assessment 2 

NUR 1061L Health Assessment Practicum 1 

NUR 1 142 Intro Pharm & Math Calc 1 

NUR 1211/ 

121 IL Aduh Nursing 1 7 

NUR 1511 Introduction to Mental Health 

Concepts in Nursing 1 

NUR 2140 Advanced Pharmacological Concepts 2 

NUR 2260/ 

2260L Advanced Adult Nursing 11 7 

NUR 2310/ 

23 1 OL 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 Professional Issues and Role 

Developmenty Nursing 2 

NUR 2941L Prcceptorship 2 

TOTAL 'n 

**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 S6.286. 19. Consult Nursing Office for details. 



92 



NURSING 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM 

Application Deadline: Contact Nursing Office on respective campuses. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Credit 
Hours 

BSC 1080 HumanBiology 2 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

BSC 1094C Anatomy & Physiology II 4 

ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 

MAC 1 105** College Algebra 3 

16 
Successful completion of NLN Nursing Mobility Exam 

*Prerequisites must be completed BEFORE admission to the 
Career Core 

Program prerequisites are part of the General Education 
Requirements. 

**May substitute STA 2023 or Math higher than College 
Algebra 

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 



NUR 2810 Professional Issues and Role 

Development/Nursing 2 

NUR2941L Preceptorship 2 



TOTAL 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



42 

72 



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

Length of Program - approximately one and one half years after 
admission to Nursing Program. 

Total Cost - approximately $5,418.90 

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. 



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 5 

TOTAL l4^ 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS:** 

Credit 
Hours 

>fUR 1062 Health Assessment & Skills 2 

NUR 1062L Health Assessment & Skills Practicum 1 

NUR 1204/ 

1204L Transitional Nursing Concepts 5 

NUR 1511 Introduction to Mental Health 

Concepts in Nursing 1 

NUR 1932 Advanced Placement Seminar 1 

Advanced Placement Credit 10 

(Awarded after successful 

completion of NUR 1062/L 

NUR 1204/1204L, NUR 1932 

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 I 

•NUR 2530 Nursing for Clients with Major 

Mental Health Disorders 1 




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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 
portion of the degree and assists in the teaching of the 
vision care courses. The degree is granted by 
Hillsborough Community College. The program is 
delivered via distance learning technology combined with 
campus based instruction. The laboratory courses are held 
in the new Vision Care Laboratory in the Kenneth P. 
Walker Health Sciences Building. 

An essential part of the eyecare delivery system, 
opticians 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 specific skills in professional management, eyewear 
fabrication, and dispensing. Clinical experience is gained 
at affiliate sites. Graduates of the program are eligible to 
take state and national certification and/or licensure 
exams for opticians. 

The Opticianry Program is accredited by the 
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation. 

For information about bachelor's degree 
opportunities at Edison College, please contact the 
Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 
489-9295. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



PROGRA.M PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Composition 1 3 

Ethics or any Humanities Elective 3 

Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 

General Psychology 3 

Introduction to Sociology 3 

TOTAL Is^ 



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



Program Requirements (The sequence may 
vary) 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

OPT 1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

OPT 2204 Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab 1 3 

OPT 1 155 Ophthalmic Lens I 3 

TOTAL IT 

FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER 

OPT 1 1 56 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Lab I 3 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory 1 3 

OPT 2500L Contact Lens Lab 1 3 

OPT 2800L Vision Care Clinical 1 2 

TOTAL ^ 

FIRST YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 2 

OPT 2801L Vision Care Clinical II 2 

TOTAL T 

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 Clinical IV 2 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Lab 1 2 

OPT 2463L Ophthalmic Skills Lab 1 2 

TOTAL IT 

SECOND YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 2030 Ophthalmic Board Review 1 

OPT 2502L Contact Lens Lab III 1 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Lab II 1 

TOTAL y 

TOTAL CREDITS HOURS: 72 



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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 
manage law office operations, assume certain routine 
duties of attorneys and directly assist attorneys in 
handling legal problems. Other roles may include 
performing legal research, developing new procedures, 
and drafting of documents. 

Paralegals and legal assistants may not act as, or 
represent 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 themselves as lawyers. 

Paralegals and legal assistants should acknowledge 
the American Bar Association definition of a paralegal or 
legal assistant as "a person, qualified by education, 
training or work experience who is employed or retained 
by ^a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency 
or other entity and who performs specifically delegated 
substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible." 

This program articulates into the Edison College 
Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety 
Management program. Students intending to transfer to a 
bachelor's degree program are strongly encouraged to 
consult with the transferring institution regarding the 
choice of elective credit. For additional information on 
bachelor's degree partnerships with Edison College, 
contact the Baccalaureate and University Programs 
Division at (239) 489-9295. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

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 



18 



BUL 

CJL 

COS 

PLA 

PLA 

PLA 

PLA 

PLA 

PLA 

PLA 

PLA 

PLA 



2241 
2100 
1100 
1003 
1103 
2114 
2200 
2202 
2600 
2610 
2800 
2942 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Business Law 1 3 

Criminal Law 3 

Microcomputer Skills 4 

Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 

Legal Research and Writing 1 3 

Legal Research and Writing II 3 

Litigation 3 

Torts 3 

Wills, Trusts, and Probate 3 

Real Estate Law 3 

Family Law 3 

Paralegal Internship 3 

TOTAL It" 




ELECTIVES: 



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. 



95 



PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM 



The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is dehvered 
to the students at Broward and Edison College via distance 
learning technology. Upon successful completion of the 
program, an associate's degree is granted by Broward 
Community College. Lectures arc broadcast in real time so 
that all sites participate in lecture classes together. The 
indi\ idiial sites manage lab sessions. The clinical education 
component of the program is managed by the Academic 
Coordinator of Clinical Education at the Broward site. 

The program provides the student with the opportunity 
to develop technical skills relative to physical therapy 
through planned clinical, classroom and laboratory 
experiences. The graduate will be prepared to provide a 
variety of services under the direction and guidance of a 
super\ising 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 Physical 
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. 

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 Academic Programs section. 

For information about bachelor's degree opportunities 
at Edison College, please contact the Baccalaureate and 
University Programs Division at (239) 489-9295. 

Criteria for Admission to the Physical Therapist 
Assistant 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 . 
Registration information will be provided to students 
following application to the program. 

• Complete a Medical History and Physical 
Examination prio r to the start of PHT courses in 
Term 1, August. Completion of the physical is not 
required for program application . Physical 
Examination infonnation will be provided to students 
following application to the program. 

Applicants to the program will be ranked by the 
number of general education courses completed and 
the earned Grade Point Average (GPA). 

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: 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

First Year Term ill - Summer - First Semester 

HSC 153! Medical Terminology 3 

*BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

ENC 1 101 English Composition I 3 

MAT 9024 Introduction to Algebra 

Note: MAT 9012 & MAT 9020 Sequence Accepted 



Total Term Semester Hours 



10 



First Year Term I - Second Semester 

*BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

*PHT 1 200 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3 

*PHT 1200L Introduction to PT Lab 1 

*PHT 1 103 Anatomy forPTA 3 

*PHT 1 103L Anatomy forPTALab 1 

*PHT 1300 Survey of Pathological Deficits 4 

*PHT 1310 Survey of Musculoskeletal Deficits 2 

Total Term Semester Hours 18 

First Year Term II - Third Semester 

*PHT 1010 Physical Pnnciples for PTA 1 

*PHT 1211 Disabilities and Thera. Proc. I 2 

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

*PHT 2224 Disabilities and Thera. Proc. II 3 

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

*PHT 1020 Therapeutic Communication for PTA 2 

*PHT 1801L Clmical Practicum 1 2 

Total Term Semester Hours 14 

Second Year Term I - Fourth Semester 

*PHT 1350 Basic Pharmacology I 

*PHT 2810L Clinical Practicum II 6 

*PHT 2162 Survey of Neurological Deficits 4 

*PHT 2120 Applied Kinesiology 3 

*PHT 2120L Applied Kinesiology Lab 1 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

Total Term Semester Hours 18 

Second Year Term II - Fifth Semester 

*PHT 2704 Rehabilitative Procedures 3 

*PHT 2704L Rehabilitative Procedures Lab I 

*PHT 2820L Clinical Practicum III 5 

*PHT 2931 Transition Seminar 2 

Elective Humanities 3 



Total Term Semester Hours 



14 



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 I200L. student will 

ha\c met the Health Careers Core objectives. 



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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 



The Radiologic Technologist is an allied health 
professional 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 
minimum radiation exposure at a level of proficiency that 
will cause the least discomfort to the patient. 

The Radiologic Technology Program is twenty-four 
months of full-time study. It includes classroom courses 
and extensive clinical laboratory experience in departments 
of radiology at participating clinical affiliates. 

The program is nationally accredited by the Joint 
Review Committee on Education in Radiologic 
Technology. Graduates may apply for the examination of 
the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists 
(ARRT) for national certification and subsequent licensure 
by each individual state. 

The program has limited enrollment. A freshman class 
begins each Fall Semester at the Lee County campus. 
Clinical assignments are made at hospital affiliates in Lee, 
Collier and Charlotte Counties. Applicants must have 
successfully completed (with a grade of C or better) the 
following courses, or their equivalents, prior to admission 
to the program: MAC 1 105 (College Algebra), BSC 1080 
(Human Biology), and BSC 1093C (Anatomy and 
Physiology I). Applicants will be selected through the 
admission process outlined on the Edison College website: 
(http://www.edison.edU/academics/radiologictechnology/R 
ad_Tech_Info_Pack_7-2006.doc). Admitted students will 
need to submit a criminal background check and health 
report before the start of the program. 

Students are required to maintain a 2.0 grade point 
average in each radiologic technology (RTE) course to 
progress in the program curriculum. Each core course must 
be taken in sequence. A minimum of 77 credit hours with a 
2.0 cumulative grade point average is required for 
graduation. 

For information about bachelor's degree opportunities 
at Edison College, please contact the Baccalaureate and 
University Programs Division at (239) 489-9295. 

First Round, Application Deadline: April 30 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The program prerequisites encompass the successful 
completion of the program acceptance process 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 enrollment process requires satisfactory completion of 
an immunization and health report. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra 3 

BSC 1080 Human Biology 2 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

TOTAL 9 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken before or during the program) 

ENC 1 101 Composition 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

*Humanities Elective 3 



(To be 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 

RTE 



COS 



TOTAL 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

taken following program acceptance) 
1000 
1503 
1503L 
1613 
1418 
1513 
1804 
1457 
1523 
1814 
1573 
2563 
1824 
1001 
2385 
2782 
2834 
2473 
2061 
2844 



13 



Introduction to Rad & Patient Care 3 

Radiographic Positioning 1 4 

Radiographic Positioning I Lab 2 

Radiographic Physics 4 

Principles of Radiographic Exposure 1 3 

Radiographic Positioning II 4 

Radiology Practicum 1 3 

Principles of Radiographic Exposure II 2 

Radiographic Positioning III 3 

Radiology Practicum II 3 

Radiologic Science Principles 3 

Special Radiographic Proc/Sectional Anat 3 

Radiology Practicum III 3 

Radiographic Terminology 1 

Radiation Biology/Protection 2 

Radiographic Pathology 1 

Radiology Practicum IV 3 

Quality Assurance 1 

Radiologic Technology Seminar 2 

Radiology Practicum V 2 



TOTAL 

ELECTIVES: 

Computer Science Elective 



52 



77 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 

Humanities Electives may be chosen from any course listed in the 
General Education Program Guide under Humanities. 



Students who have completed a hospital-based program 
accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education 
in Radiologic Technology and are professionally certified 
as Registered Technologists by the American Registry of 
Radiologic Technologists may satisfy the career core 
requirements (52 credit hrs.) through successful 
completion of RTE 1951 -Radiologic Technology 
Equivalency Assessment. Call the program office at (239) 
489-91 10 for further details. 




97 



RESPIRATORY CARE 



The Respiratory Care Program is designed to offer 
students the opportunity to obtain an Associate in Science 
Degree in Respiratory Care. Upon completion of the 
program, students will be registry-eligible respiratory 
therapists 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 acquiredjhe knowledge and 
skills necessary to administer respiratory therapy to 
patients of all ages with varied diseases, and to patients in 
need of acute and critical care. Respiratory Therapists 
have the opportunity to 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 graduates, 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 May & 
June. Class size is limited by the number of critical care 
units in the S.W. Florida clinical affiliates which are 
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 
Academic Programs, click on Academic Program Web 
pages, click on your program of interest to download.) 
The Edison College Respiratory Care Program is accredited 
by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health 
Education Programs (www.caahep.org) based on the 
recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of 
Respiratory Care (CoARC). 

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

For information about bachelor's degree 
opportunities at Edison College, please contact the 
Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 
489-9295. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

BSC 1080 Human Biology-An Overview for Health 2 

Science Professionals 

TOTAL 2 

Additionally, the program prerequisite encompasses 
successful completion of program acceptance process 
including program-level admissions points, competition with 
all other applicants based on academic transcript evaluation 
and affective skills demonstration. The clinical enrollment 
process requires satisfactory completion of an immunization 
and health report. The admissions process requires 
satisfactory completion of a College criminal history 
background check completed at the applicant's expense. 
Respirator>' Care Application Deadline: June 30 



(To be 

ENC 

PSY 

BSC 

BSC 

MGF 

CHM 

CHM 

MCB 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

taken before or during the program) 

1 101 Composition 1 3 

2012 General Psychology*** 3 

1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

1 106 *Mathematics 3 

2025 Intro, to College Chemistry 3 

2032L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

20 IOC Microbiology 5 

**Humanities Elective 3 



TOTAL 



29 



(To be 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 

RET 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

taken following program acceptance) 

1024 Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Tech 3 

1616C Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 2 

1007 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology I 

1275C Clinical Care Techniques 1 

18321L Clinical Practicum 1 2 

2234C Respiratory Care Therapeutics 4 

2874L Clinical Practicum II 4 

2254C Respiratory Care Assessment 4 

2264C Mechanical Ventilation 4 

2495 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 5 



TOTAL 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



45 

76 



* MGF 11 06 is appropriate to meet the Mathematics requirement; 
however, it carries a prerequisite of testing or MAT 1033. 

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

***Sociology may be substituted for Psychology 




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98 



Certificate 
Programs 




99 



Certificate Programs 



Specific requirements for each certificate program of 
study must be followed. In addition, students must 
accomplish the following requirements: 

Requirements for completion of a certificate program. 

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



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

3. Successfully complete a minimum of 25% of the 
required 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 
articulates into the Associate in Science degree in 
Accounting Technology. 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer lo specific course description s listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRA.M PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



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 IT 

ELECTIVES: 

Electives may be selected from any Accounting 
Business, Management, Finance or Computer courses. 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

OST 2335 Business Communications 3 

CGS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting I 3 

ACG 201 1 Financial Accounting II 3 

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3 

TOTAL l6^ 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 11 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 27 



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

Credit 
Hours 
General Accounting Specialization 
ACG 2500 Governmental and 

Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 

CGS 2511 Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

Electives 5 

TOTAL TT 




100 



COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 

This certificate is designed to prepare students to CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

enter the computer industry in entry level programming Credit 

positions. The core courses provide training in ^GS 1100 Microcomputer Skills ""4" 

programming languages, basic networking design, SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

systems analysis and design, and professional CDA 1005 Networking Essentials 3 

development skills. Students currently employed in the COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

field can supplement and upgrade their skills through the „,„ _,_, r^'^'^^'^o'^T'"^ ^'» * '. -, 

^^ ^° ° CIS 2321 Data Systems & Management 3 

variety of offenngs. All credits earned in this program are cGS 2260 Computer Hardware & 

applicable to the AS degree in Computer Programming Software Maintenance 3 

and Analysis. COP 2222 Advanced Programming with C++ 

Students may be required to take prerequisites or ^^„ „,^., °'^, ,,,.,,.. ^ 

;: . - COP 2172 Advanced Visual Basic Programmmg 3 

acquire consent from an instructor to pursue courses for ^OP 2701 Database Programming 

this certificate. or 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_ COP 2800 Java Programming 3 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Computer Science Electives at 2000 Level 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. ■: (Any CDA, COP, CGS at 2000 Level) 5 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS: IT 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 




101 



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 
Certificate will transfer directly into the Crime Scene 
Technology 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 
environmental scenes as part of their training. The 
employment process may include an extensive 
background investigation. A prior criminal history may 
strongly inhibit employment opportunities in this field. 
Potential employers may require some or all of the 
following criteria as part of their employment process: 

Physical Agility 

Background investigations 

Drug Screening 

Oral Board Interview 

Polygraph and/or Voice Stress Analysis 

Physical Examination 

Minimum Age Requirement 

U.S. Citizenship 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE __^ 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

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 3 

CJT 2220C Crime Scene Photography 1 3 

CJT 2221C Crime Scene Photography II 3 

CJT 2241 Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

TOTAL "28 




102 



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 completion of the program, students will also 
receive an "Expanded Functions Certificate" which 
enables them to perform designated tasks permitted by the 
State Board of Dentistry. 

A freshman class begins each Fall semester. The 
program is comprised of general education courses, which 
are taken concurrently with the dental assisting core 
courses. The dental assisting core courses are didactic, 
laboratory, and clinical extemships. The general 
education course work is acceptable from any accredited 
college. The dental assisting core courses are offered only 
on the Lee Campus; the clinical practice site(s) are in the 
five county service district. 

The Dental Assisting Program has limited enrollment 
due to 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 Division of Health and Science at (239) 489- 
9255. Information 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 students must purchase uniforms, an instrument 
kit, liability insurance, and books. There are fees for 
tuition, laboratory, and the national board examination. 

The program is accredited by the American Dental 
Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. 

Application Deadline: June 1 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. J^. 



ENC 
SPC 



DES 
DES 
DES 
DES 
DES 
DES 
DEA 
DEA 
DEA 
DEA 
DES 
DEA 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1101 Composition 1 3 

1 600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 

TOTAL ~6~ 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

0021C Dental Anatomy & Physiology 3 

1840 Preventive Dentistry 2 

0210L Dental Assisting Radiology Lab 2 

0210 Dental Assisting Radiology 1 

0103C Dental Materials for Dental Assistants 3 

2830C Expanded Functions 2 

0020 Dental Assisting I 1 

0020L Dental Assisting I Lab 4 

0029 Dental Specialties 1.5 

0029L Dental Specialties Lab 2 

0502 Dental Office Management 2 

0850L Extemship I 15.5 



TOTAL 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



39 
45 




PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The Program prerequisite encompasses successful 
completion of a program acceptance process including 
program level admission pints, competition with all other 
applicants based on academic transcript evaluation and 
prior degree points. 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 an immunization and health 
report. 



103 






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 
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied 
Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction 
with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational 
Programs for the Emergency Medical Services 
Professions (CoAEMSP). 

Purchase of professional liability insurance is 
required and included in the program cost. Uniforms are 
required in all EMS classes and at the clinical sites. 
Students are responsible for transportation to and from the 
clinical sites. 

Upon successful completion of this program, the 
student will receive a Certificate of Completion from the 
EMS department and the necessary instruction required to 
submit to the Florida State EMS Office for the National 
Registry Examination (NREMT). 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN- 
BASIC (EMT-B) PROGRAM 



-COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

P^ONE 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The EMT-Basic program has limited enrollment due 
Sto 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 
■application documenting the following criteria: a 
'^ grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, current 
CPR certification (either American Heart Association 
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or 
American Red Cross Professional Rescuer), and 
completion of the FCLEPT Test with no DLA 
hold(s). The clinical enrollment process requires 
satisfactory completion of an immunization and 
liealth report. The admissions process requires 
satisfactory completion of a College-approved 
criminal history background check completed at the 
applicant's expense. 

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



CORE REQUIREMENTS: 



EMS 2119 Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care 

EMS 2119L Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care Lab 

EMS 24 1 1 Emergency Department Clinicals . 

EMS 2421 EMS Field Internship 



Credit 
Hours 



TOTAL 



11 



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104 



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 general education portion of the degree and assists in 
the teaching of the vision care courses. The certificate is 
granted by Hillsborough Community College. The 
program is delivered via distance learning technology 
combined with campus based instruction. The laboratory 
courses are held in the new Vision Care Laboratory in the 
Kenneth P. Walker Health Sciences Building. 

This program prepares individuals to perform visual 
assessment, contact lens fitting and spectacle dispensing 
while working closely with ophthalmologists and 
optometrists. Graduates may apply all credits to the 
Opticianry Degree. 

NOTE: This program has not been approved by the 
Florida Department of Education for transfer to other AS 
degrees in the State of Florida. It will, however, transfer 
to Hillsborough Community College's AS degrees. 
Students should speak to an HCC advisor concerning the 
transfer of this certificate to another institution. 

The Hillsborough Community College Opticianry 
Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry 
Accreditation. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

OPT 1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Laboratory I 3 

OPT 1 155 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 1 3 

OPT 2204 Anatomy and Physiology of 

the Eye 3 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 3 

OPT 246 IL Ophthalmic Dispensing II 

Laboratory 3 

OPT 2800L Vision Care Clinical 1 2 

OPT 2801L Vision Care Clinical II 2 

OPT 2463L Ophthalmic Skills Lab 1 2 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory I 3 

OPT 2500L Contact Lens Theory I Laboratory 3 

OPT 2375 Refractometry 2 

OPT 2501 Contact Lens Theory II 2 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Laboratory I 2 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Laboratory II 1 

TOTAL IsT 




105 



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 ser\ ers. 

The students will be trained utilizing industry 
standards, business platforms and operating systems. To 
enable the student to work effectively in modem business 
en\ ironmcnts, the program stresses the development of 
skills in written and oral communication, human relations, 
management and business operations. Course work in this 
program articulates into the Associate in Science Degree 
in Networking Services Technology. 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 
■Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

TOTAL ~r 

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

CDA 1005 Networking Essentials 3 

CDA 2500 Microsoft Windows Server 3 

COS 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 101 1 Introduction to Business 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

General Electives 2 

TOTAL 'if 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30 

*Student may substitute any computer course in its place. 




106 



OPHTHALMIC LABORATORY TECHNICL^V 



The Ophthalmic Laboratory 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 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 
optical laboratory. Graduates may apply all credits from 
this certificate to the Opticianry Degree. 

NOTE: This program has not been approved by the 
Florida Department of Education for transfer to other AS 
degrees in the State of Florida. It will, however, transfer 
to Hillsborough Community College's AS degrees. 
Students should speak to an HCC advisor concerning the 
transfer of this certificate to another institution. 

The Hillsborough Community College Opticianry 
Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry 
Accreditation. 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



OPT 
OPT 
OPT 
OPT 
OPT 
OPT 
OPT 
OPT 
OPT 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

1 155 Ophthalmic Lens I 3 

1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

1400L Ophthalmic Laboratory I 3 

1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 3 

1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Laboratory 1 3 

2204 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 3 

2500 Contact Lens Theory 1 3 

2800L Vision Care Clinical 1 2 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



24 




PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

NONE 



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PARAMEDIC (EMT-P) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 



The Paramedic Certificate Program is designed to 
prepare the student to become a competent entry-level 
paramedic in the field of emergency medicine. Upon 
successful completion of the Paramedic Program, the 
Department of EMS will issue to the student the necessary 
infonnation required to submit to the Florida State EMS 
OfTice to apply for the Florida State Paramedic 
Certification examination. 

During the Paramedic Program, students will be 
required to complete clinicals in local hospital settings. 
These rotations are in addition to scheduled class 
laboratory hours. Purchase of an EMS uniform shirt is 
required. Students must provide transportation to and 
fi-om 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 
Emergency Medical Sersices Professions (CoAEMSP). 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

Paramedic 1 3 

Paramedic 1 Lab 2 

Paramedic II 3 

Paramedic II Lab 2 

Paramedic III 4 

Paramedic IV 4 

Paramedic V 3 

Paramedic V Lab 2 

Paramedic Field Internship 1 2 

Paramedic Field Internship II 2 

Paramedic Field Internship III 4 

Paramedic Hospital Clinicals 4 

Advanced Airway Management 2 

To meet Florida Certification requirements thefijllowing course 
is pending approval at the time of publication. See Program 
Coordinator for additional information regarding current 
degree requirements. 

EMS 2990C Paramedic Cardiac Emergencies 5 

Or course approved by Program Coordinator. 



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 



TOTAL 



42 



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 
encompass 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 1 093C with a minimum grade of "C" must 
be completed prior to registration 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 
completed at the applicants expen.se. 




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SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 



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



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES 

NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

GST 2335 Business Communications 3 

GEB 101 1 Introduction to Business 3 

COS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

MTB 1 103 Business Mathematics 3 



TOTAL 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 



16 
8 
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 (Business Courses) 2 



Customer Service Specialization 

MKA 1161 Introduction to Customer Service 3 

Electives (Business Courses) 5 

TOTAL ~8~ 

International Business Specialization 

INR 2002 International Relations 3 

BAN 2155 International Banking and 

FIN 2100 Finance 3 

Electives (Business Courses) 2 

TOTAL "F 

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 (Business Courses) 2 



TOTAL 



8 



ELECTIVES: 

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



TOTAL 



8 




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TURF EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY 

The Turf Equipment Technology one-year certificate CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

program is designed to prepare students to become Credit 

employed as turf equipment managers. The core classes ^^O 1201 Basic Golf Course Mechanics "T" 

withm this program are structured to help the students gCO 1202 Basic Golf Course Mechanics II 3 

establish and maintain a comprehensive knowledge base GCO 1211C Turf Equipment Diagnostics 1 3 

with respect to all golf course related equipment ^CO 1212C Turf Equipment Diagnostics II 3 

manauement issues. These courses also help the students ^^^ \lf. Turf Equipment Sharpening and Grinding 3 

.'- - _ . ■ , , -- , OCO 1242 Tun Equipment Paints and Pamting 3 

to gam a high degree of proficiency in the language of the gCO 1252C Turf Equipment Welding 3 

turfgrass industn,. GCO 1400 Principles of Turfgrass Science 1 3 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ GCO 1403 Principles of Turfgrass Science II 3 

COURSE PREREQUISITES' GCO 1611 Golf Course Shop Management 1 3 

Refer to s pecific cou rse desc rip tions listed in this Catalog. ^^^ 1612 Golf Course Shop Management II 3 

^ .. GCO 1942 Field Training in Turf Equipment 

Management 2 

^gtlgllltlHgg^ll^giaKIKI^KKt^KKKtKKtttiat^KKKI^K^ GCO 2632 Golf Course Organization and 

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NONE 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 38^ 




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VISUAL ASSESSMENT 



The Visual Assessment Advanced Technical 
Certificate is made possible via an inter-institutional 
agreement between Edison College and Hillsborough 
Community College (HCC) in Tampa, Florida. This 
advanced program is designed for those students who 
already have an AS Degree in Opticianry. Edison College 
offers the general education portion of the degree and 
assists in the teaching of the vision care courses. The 
certificate is granted by Hillsborough Community 
College. The program is delivered via distance learning 
technology combined with campus based instruction. The 
laboratory courses are held in the new Vision Care 
Laboratory in the Kenneth P. Walker Health Sciences 
Building. 

This 11 -credit program provides training in Safety 
and Sports Vision, Low Vision and Refraction for 
individuals who have already earned an AS Degree in 
Opticianry. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

NONE 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

AS Degree in Opticianry 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

OPT 2375 Refractometry 2 

OPT 2375L Refractometry Laboratory 2 

OPT 1225 Low Vision 3 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Laboratory II 1 

OPT 1666 Safety and Sports Vision 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: IT 




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ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS 



DEGREE ACCELERATION PROGRAMS 



EDISON UNIVERSITY CENTER 



EDUCATOR PREPARATION INSTITUTE Z 

eLEARNING ^ 



HONORS SCHOLAR PROGRAM 



WORK EXPERIENCE AND CAREER 



EXPLORATION PROGRAM 



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Academic Support Programs 



College Preparatory Program 

The Florida Legislature created, by statute, College 
Preparatory Programs in all of Florida's community 
colleges effective July 1, 1985. All degree and certificate- 
seeking students are tested prior to registration. Edison 
recognizes the ACT-E, SAT-R, and FCELPT tests for 
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 
admission to Edison. Further testing on the FCELPT may 
be necessary if the scores are more than two (2) years old. 

Students must enroll in college preparatory 
communication and computation instruction if test scores 
are below the specific levels. (Please see Assessment 
Services page 39 for more information.) 

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

Students who test into college preparatory 
instruction and subsequently enroll in college 
preparatory instruction must successfully complete the 
required college preparatory studies by the time they 
have successfully accumulated 12 hours of college-level 
course work, or they must maintain continuous 
enrollment in college preparatory coursework each 
semester until the requirements 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 college preparatory 
course who drop the course after the drop/add period are 
considered to have utilized one of the three attempts 
allowed to complete that course. 

Students who must enroll in the same college 
preparatory course a third (3) time shall pay fees at 100 
percent of the full cost of instruction. Students who 
withdraw or fail a class due to extenuating circumstances, 
or who have a financial hardship, may be granted an 
exception to the 100 percent full cost of instruction. 
(Please see Petitions page 24 for more information) 
Students must provide written documentation of financial 
hardship, disability or extenuating circumstances that 
resulted in the withdrawal or failure. Such documentation 
shall be submitted to the College Registrar for 
consideration. 

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



course work: 

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

2) College preparatory students who are deficient in 
English and/or reading skills may not enroll in 
English or humanities courses that meet the Gordon 
Rule requirements, 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 
mathemafics. 

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

College preparatory writing instruction includes 
grammatical 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 equations and inequalities, graphing, and 
quadratic equations. 

All college preparatory courses require ninety (90) 
contact 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 semester and can be completed any time the lab is 
open. 

Also offered through Academic Support Programs is 
an opportunity to refresh basic skills in English, math, and 
reading. Students who are reviewing for a second attempt 
at the FCELPT are invited to come to the Open Lab and 
to meet with a paraprofessional who will provide a 
practice CPT. Using the practice test to make a diagnosis 
of the student's weaknesses, a paraprofessional will 
assign some refi"esher activities for the individual student. 
The student will work at his or her own pace. If Internet 
activities are assigned, students can access them anywhere 
Internet service is available. After reviewing, a second 
practice test will be available to the student. 



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SOAR (Student Opportunities for 
Achievement and Rewards) 

SOAR (Student Opportunities for Achievement and 
Rewards) is tdison College's student success program 
designed to help students become better learners. 
Students can \isit with SOAR staff personally about goals 
or obstacles that relate to their academic progress. They 
may also attend one of the many free workshops that 
co\er 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 Anxiety 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 
addition, 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 
Student Success area with SOAR. It is a grant funded 
program 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 lending library, and other resources that help 
students achieve academic success. 

SOAR is a major player in Student Workshop 
Activity Team (SWAT). The purpose of SWAT is to 



encourage Edison students to attend workshops and 
events sponsored by SOAR, the Student Development 
Office, Student Support Services, and the Internship Work 
Experience Program. 

Students who participate receive a passport that is 
stamped every time they attend an event offered by one of 
the SWAT team members. Students who receive five, 
eight, or ten stamps will be eligible for valuable prizes. 
The student who attends the most events during a 
semester wins a grand prize. Studies prove that students 
who actively participate in campus events have higher 
grades and are more successful with their academic goals. 

Peer Tutoring 

The Edison College Peer Tutorial Program is 
committed to providing students opportunities for 
academic achievement through personalized tutoring 
services. Its goal is to facilitate learning in a professional, 
yet relaxed environment. The Peer Tutorial Program is 
available in a broad range of academic subject areas. It 
specializes in individual and small group tutoring 
sessions. 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 
disabilities programs to equalize access to the educational 
process. The Coordinator for Students with Disabilities 
provides support services in the provision of educational 
accommodations to self-identifying students. Documented 
students needing accommodations and modifications are 
provided appropriate direct services such as note taking, 
test proctoring, and scribing. 




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DEGREE ACCELERATION PROGRAMS 



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

I. ACCELERATED PROGRAMS FOR HIGH 
SCHOOL STUDENTS: 

A. Dual Enrollment: 

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

To qualify for dual enrollment, all seniors 
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 
determined 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 39, for more information.) 

Dual enrollment students must submit a 
completed Accelerated Programs form listing the 
courses that they are approved to register for 
each term. Accelerated Programs forms must be 
signed by the high school principal or designee, 
the parent if the applicant is under 18, and the 
applicant 

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 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 instructional materials. 

B. Early Admissions: 

Early Admissions provides an opportunity 
for qualified high school seniors to enroll fiill- 
time in Edison courses on the College campus 
while still enrolled in high school. Dual 



enrollment students receive both high school and 
college credit. College preparatory, and Health 
and Wellness courses are not included in the 
early admissions program. 

To qualify for dual enrollment, seniors must 
have a minimum unweighted high school GPA 
of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate 
readiness for college-level work. Readiness for 
college-level work is determined 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 39, for more 
information.) 

Early admissions students must submit a 
completed Accelerated Programs form listing the 
courses that they are approved to register for 
each term. Accelerated Programs forms must be 
signed by the high school principal or designee, 
the parent if the applicant is under 18, and the 
applicant 

Early admissions courses are taught on the 
Edison campus. Early admissions students are 
exempt from application, matriculation and 
special 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 instructional materials. 

n. 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 without notice. AP credit 
is not granted if the student has already earned credit 
for the course. 



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AP Kxamination 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 231 1 MAC 231 1 MAC 2311 

Calculus BC MAC 231 1 MAC 231 1, 2312 MAC 231 1, 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 PRE 2200 PRE 2200, 2201 PRE 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 1111, 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 1054/1054L PHY 2049/2049L PHY 2049/2049L ^ 

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

Psychology PS Y 2012 PSY2012 PSY2012 '^ 

Spanish SPN 2200 SPN 2200, 2201 SPN 2200, 2201 Zm 

Statistics STA 2023 STA 2023 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 C 

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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 considered. 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 accept 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 1 101 

EngHsh Literature 50 ENL 2000 

English Literature 55 ENL 2012, 2022 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

French Language 50 FRE 1 120 

French Language 52 FRE 1 120, 1 121 

German Language 50 GER 1 120 

German Language 63 GER 1 120, 1121 

Spanish Language 50 SPN 1120 

Spanish Language 54 SPN 1 120, 1 121 

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

American Government 50 POS 2041 

History of the United States I 54 AMH 2010 

History of the United States II 55 AMH 2020 

Human Growth & Development 63 DEP 2004 

Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 EDP 2002 

Introduction to Psychology 54 PSY2012 

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 

Precalculus 50-60 MAC 1140 

Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry 61+ MAC 1 147 

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IV. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROGRAM 

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

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



IB EXAMINATION 


Score of 4 
Course 


Score of 5 
Course 


Score of 6, 7 
Course 


Bioiog\ 


BSC 1005/1005L 


BSC 1005/I005L, 1010/lOlOL 


BSC 1005/I005L, lOlO/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 


ETII410, ETI Elective 


Economics 


ECO 2000 


ECO 2013, 2023 


ECO 2013, 2023 


English Al 


ENC 1101 


ENC 1101, 1102 


ENC 1101, 1102 


Environmental Studies 


ISC 1050/1050L 


ISC 1050/1050L 


BSC 1050/1050L 


French B 


FRE 1121 


FRE 1121,2200 


FRE 1121,2200 


Further Mathematics 


MHF 1202 


MHF 1202, 1209 


MHF 1202, 1209 


Geography 


GEA 2000 


GEO 2200, 2400 


GEO 2200, 2400 


German B 


GER 1121 


GER 1121, 2200 


GER 1121,2200 


History 


WOH 1030 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


Math Methods 


MAC 1105 


MAC 1105, 1140 


MAC 1140,2233 


Math Studies 


MAT 1033 


MAT 1033, MGF 1106 


MAT 1033, MGF 1 106 


Mathematics 


MAC 1147 


MAC 1147,2233 


MAC 2233, 2311 


Music 


MUL 1010 


MUL 1010, MUT 1001 


MUL 1010, MUT 1001 


Philosophy 


PHI 2010 


PHI 2010, PHI Elective 


PHI 20 10, PHI Elective 


Physics 


PHY 1020/1020L 


PHY 1020/1020L, 1 009/1 009L 


PHY 1053/1053L, 1054/1054L 


Psychology 


PSY2012 


PSY 2012, PSY Elective 


PSY 2012, PSY Elective 


Russian B 


RIS 1 121 


RUS 1121,2200 


RUS 1121,2200 


Social Anthropology 


ANT 1410 


ANT 1410, 1511 


ANT 1410, 1511 


Spanish B 


SPN 1121 


SPN 1121,2200 


SPN 1121,2200 


Theatre Arts 


THE 1020 


THE 1020, THE Elective 


THE 1020, THE Elective 


Visual Arts 


ART Elective 


ART Elective (2) 


ART Elective (2) 



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V. ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS 

In a accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A- 
10.024 Articulation Between Universities, Community 
Colleges, and School Districts. Edison College provides 
articulation opportunities to high school graduates from 
Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades District 
Schools. Edison College and these districts are partners in 
the Tech Prep program which offers students the 
opportunity to focus on technical high school electives 
that will help train them for high-skill, high-wage 
occupations. While high school or high school tech 
students are preparing for careers and postsecondary 
education, they can begin to earn Edison College credits. 

Edison provides the opportunity for high school graduates 
and high school tech certificate completers to earn college 
credit that may be applied towards an Associate in 
Science degree. Students who have graduated from one of 
the five-county school districts (Lee, Charlotte, Collier, 
Hendry, Glades) may be eligible for college credit at 
Edison College. 

Articulated credit may be awarded to the eligible student 
who meets the following criteria: 

■ The student must be currently enrolled and seeking 
an A.S. Degree in correlating programs at Edison 
College. Thus, the student will successfully meet all 
requirements that apply to A.S. Degree seeking 
students as stated in the Edison College Catalog. 

■ Students will be awarded articulated A.S. credit upon 
successful completion of a minimum of 

12 college credit hours towards the A.S. Degree. 

■ Students who complete one of the approved technical 
programs of study (at least 3 high school courses or 
an earned high tech certificate). 

In addition, the State has recently approved statewide 
agreements that allow for the transfer of credit from a 
State Technical Center or AAS degree to the AS degree. 
Please note the State is continuing to develop agreements 
for additional AAS to AS degree transfer. The following 
table outlines this transfer: 



Correctional 
Officer 


Criminal Justice 


12(AAS/AS) 
(With State Exam) 


Culinary Arts- 
Commercial 
Foods 


Culinary 
Management 


24 (ACFF Accredited) 
1 5 (Non-Accredited - 
With Porfolio) 


CDAE (Early 
Childhood) 


Early Childhood 
Degree 


9 (With CDAE) 


Automotive 
Service Tech 


Automotive Service 
Mgt 


19 (NATEF Certified; 
ASE Exams) 


Practical Nursing 


Registered Nursing 


10(withLPN 
Licensure) 


Fire Fighter 


Fire Science 


3 (With State Exam) 



PSAV 


Associate Degree 


Credits Transfer 


Program(s) 






Admin. Assistant; 


Office 


18-21 


Medical 


Administration 


(With Industry 


Administrative 




Certification/Portfolio 


Specialist; 






Legal 






Administrative 






Specialist 






Architectural 


Drafting & Design 


12 (Held in Escrow) 


Drafting 






Mechanical 


Drafting & Design 


12 (Held in Escrow) 


Drafting 






Structural 


Drafting & Design 


12 (Held in Escrow) 


Drafting 






Law Enforcement 


Criminal Justice 


15(AAS/AS) 


Officer 




(With State Exam) 



VI. SERVICEMEMBER'S OPPORTUNITY 
COLLEGE 

The American Association of Community 
Colleges 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 active-duty service members, the 
National Guard, reserves, new recruits and veterans: 

Credit may be earned through the College Level 
Examination Program (Please see CLEP page 1 1 7 for 
more information). 

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

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

Credit From Military Service Schools 

Edison may award college credit for military 
service 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 
Registrar at the time the request is made: 

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

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

c. DD214 Form or DD295 (currently enlisted). 

3. In addition to the documents required in (2) 
above, the student requesting acceptance of 



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5. 



b. 



c. 



credit from U.S. Army Military Occupational 
Specialty (MOS) schools/courses must provide 
the following documents: 
a. Course Completion Certificates from each 

MOS producing school/course completed. 

USAEEC Form 10 (for enlisted personnel 

from October 1975 though December 

1976). 

The Officer Qualifications Record (DA 

Form 66) for Warrant Officers. 
In addition to the documents required in (2) 
above, the student requesting acceptance of 
credit from U.S. Navy general rates and ratings 
schools/courses, must provide the following 
document: 
a. Navy Occupational/Training and Awards 

History (NAVPERS 1070/604). 
The recommendations found in the American 
Council on Education Guide to the Evaluation 
of Educational Experiences in the Armed 
Services serve as the basis for accepting such 
training and awarding college credit. 
Recommendations in the ACE Guide are 
advisory in nature and credit awarded is at the 
discretion of Edison. 

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



VII. CREDIT BASED ON ACE 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

The American Council on Education (ACE) 
Corporate Programs recommends academic credit 
for college-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 following pages. In order to 
receive credit, the Edison College Office of the 
Registrar must receive official documentation of 
successftil 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 sponsoring organization directly to 
Edison College Office of the Regisfrar, P.O. 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 
Programs and the Guide to Educational Credit by 
Examination, which are distributed annually to 
college registrars 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. 



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 


BUL 2241 


3 


Secretary Part I: 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 
Secretary Part II: Office 
Systems and Administration 



International November Pass CGS 1000 

Association of 1994 to Computer 

Administrative Present Literacy 

Professionals CGS 1 1 00 

Microcomputer 

Skills 

OST 2335 

Business 

Communications 

OST 1140 

Computer 

Keyboarding 



120 



Certified Professional 
Secretary Part III: 
Management 



International 
Association of 
Administrative 
Professionals 



November 
1994 to 
Present 



Pass 



MAN 2021 

Management 

Principles 

MAN 2241 

Organizational 

Behavior 

MNA 2300 

Personnel 

Administration 



Associate Technology 
Specialist Certification: 
Database Development and 
Database Administration 
Cluster 



The Chauncey 

Group 

International 



November 
2000 to 
Present 



Pass 



CIS 2321 Data 
Systems and 
Management 



Associate Technology 
Specialist Certification: 
Network Design and 
Network Administration 
Cluster 



The Chauncey 

Group 

International 



November 
2000 to 
Present 



Pass 



CDA 2500 
Networking II 



Associate Technology 
Specialist Certification: 
Programming/Software 
Engineering Development 
and Implementation Cluster 



The Chauncey November Pass COP 1000 

Group 2000 to Introduction to 

International Present Computer 

Programming 
with Visual Basic 



Associate Technology 
Specialist Certification: 
Technical Support 
Administration/Maintenance 
and Installations/Upgrades 
Cluster 



The Chauncey 

Group 

International 



November 
2000 to 
Present 



Pass 



CGS 2260 - 
Computer 
Hardware and 
Software 
Maintenance 



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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 









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Edison University Center 

The Edison University Center, within the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division, manages an alliance 
between Edison College and regionally accredited colleges and universities offering unique opportunities for Edison 
graduates to earn bachelor's degrees. Some of the features of degree programs offered through the Baccalaureate and 
University Programs Division are the convenience of distance-based learning formats or classes on an Edison campus, 
transfer of up to 90 hours of credit from Edison and, in some cases, tuition discounts. Students are supported in their 
programs by staff in the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division. Participating colleges and universities may 
also have support staff on site. 

Baccalaureate program options 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 programs feature Edison College associate degrees and additional Edison College 
courses which meet the specific requirements for completion of baccalaureate degrees offered by Edison and our partner 
colleges and universities through the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division. Agreements governing these 
programs are limited to the programs, and do not apply to baccalaureate degree transfer programs at other institutions. 
Contact the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division Offices for more information. 

CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS 

Edison College 

B.A.S. in Public Safety Management 

Thomas Edison State College 

Business Administration 

Bachelor of Arts 

Applied Science and Technology 

Human Services 

Florida State University 

Nursing 

Interdisciplinary Social Science 

Computer Science 

Hodges University 

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 

Liberal Studies 

Professional Studies 

Charter Oak State College 

Bachelor of Arts 
Bachelor of Science 



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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 Baccalaureate and University 
Programs Division at (239) 489-9295 or (800) 749-2322, option #5, or e-mail bachelorsdegree(g)edison.edu . 



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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 successfully 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, Charlotte, and Collier 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, development of lesson plans, parent conferences, assessment techniques, 
implications of FCAT and other standardized tests, professional ethics, and school law and the teacher. Prerequisite: 
minimum of a baccalaureate. 

EPI 0002 Instructional Strategies 3 credits 

This course teaches the application of a variety of instructional strategies based on learning styles, cooperative and 
collaborative learning, accommodations for exceptional students, 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 provided 

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 theories 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 Research-Based Practices in Reading 3 credits 

This course teaches language structure, function and cognition of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, 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 productive member of the teaching profession. Topics include history 
and philosophy of education, school governance, school finance, school law, ethics, purpose of schools, and continuing 
professional development. Prerequisite: minimum of a baccalaureate. Co-requisite: EPI 0940 

EPI 0030 Diversity 2 credits 

This course teaches the variety of backgrounds and cultures 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 1 5 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 EPI Specialist, Charlotte Campus, at (941) 637-5673 or the EPI Director, Lee 
Campus, at (239) 489-9295. 



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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 complete most of their course work outside of the 
classroom, and although this allows for greater freedom of 
scheduling, it can require more self-discipline than on- 
campus courses. 

Online Courses 

Offered through the Internet, online courses require 
students to have access to a computer and to the World 
Wide Web. Course information and assignments are 
accessed through a browser. Online courses may include a 
textbook, on-campus sessions for orientation, discussion, 
labs and examinations. Online courses may provide the 
opportunity for interaction between you, the instructor 
and your classmates through the course Chatroom, 
Bulletin Board, or e-mail. 

Blended Learning Courses 

In this type of course, several different modes of 
instructional 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 
bookstore. 

Interactive Video Physical Therapist Assistant 
Program 

A Physical Therapist Assistant Program is offered in 
partnership with Broward Community College. This 
program utilizes interactive video technology to allow for 
two-way interactive video classes to be offered 
simultaneously between Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale. 
This is a limited access program with the degree awarded 
by Broward Community College. Admission information 
is available by calling the Edison College Health 
Technologies Office at (239) 489-9255. 

Online Opticianry Program 

A program of study leading to Certificates in 
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology (24 credits) and Eye 
Care Technology (48 credits) as well as the AS Degree in 
Opticianry is offered in partnership with Hillsborough 
Community College. Courses in this program are offered 
both online and in the classroom. This is a limited access 
program with the degree awarded by Hillsborough 
Community College. Admission infonnation is available 
by calling 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 1 102 *Composition II (Read, Write and 

Research/Literary Visions) (3) 

(before 3 1 st credit hour) 
SPC 1 600 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 2210 Studies in Humanities: Ancient World 

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

To the Present (3) 
HUM 25 1 *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 II (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 1 00 1 * Westem Tradition II (The Western Tradition) (3) 

(writing intensive) 
POS 2041 American National Government 

(Government by Consent) (3) 
PSY 2012 General Psychology (Psychology: 

Study of Human Behavior) (3) 
SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology 

(Sociological Imagination) (3) 

SYG 1010 Contemporary Social Problems (3) 

SYG 2430 Marriage & Family (3) 

Natural Science 6 credit hours 

BSC 1050C Environmental Biology: 

Man and the Environment (3) 

OCE 1 00 IC Oceanography I (3) 

OCE 1002C Oceanography II (3) 

PHY 2048 General Physics I (3) 

Mathematics 6 credit hours 

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

MAT 1033 Intermediate College Algebra (4) 

MGF 1106 Math for Liberal Arts I (3) 

MGF 1107 Math for Liberal Arts II (3) 

STA 2023 Introductory Statistics (4) 



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Electives 

CCJ 1010 



24 credit hours** 

(3) 



Intro to Criminology 

CCJ 1020 Intro to Criminal Justice (3) 

CJE 1300 Police Organization & Administration (3) 

CJL 2130 Criminal Procedure & Evidence (3) 

COS 1000 Computer Literacy (3) 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills (4) 

COP 1000 Intro to Comp. Programming wAHB (3) 

COP 2800 Java Programming (3) 

GEB 1 01 1 Introduction to Business (3) 



LIS 2004 Internet for college Research 
HCS 1531 Medical Terminology 
HUN 1201 Fundamentals of Health 



(1) 
(3) 
(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. 



Work Experience Internship and Career 
Exploration Program 



The Work Experience Internship program 
allows students to use current employment, new jobs, 
volunteer experiences, or unpaid work experiences to 
earn credit within a degree program. The internship 
courses function as a tool to formulate and clarify 
problems associated with the workplace. The 
internship program is available to current, new, home 
schooled, and dual enrolled students in all departments 
and most majors. The program is open ended and 
students may register throughout the semester with the 
permission of the program coordinator. 

This program is blended learning and does not 
require traditional classroom attendance or books. If 
eligible, tuition for internship courses may be paid by 
scholarships, grants, reimbursement programs, or 
student loans. 

Each student has specifically designed 
requirements and goals determined by their professional 
and educational needs. Students interested in 
participating in this program must complete an 



application and submit it to the course coordinator. 
Information and the application form are available at 
the Lee Campus, Building O, in the Work Experience 
offices, or at Edison's webpage www.edison.edu . Click 
on the Student Services link on the left, then click on 
the last link on the left, Work/Internship Programs. The 
application form must be completed and submitted to 
the Work Experience staff or faxed to 239-432-5218. 
Once the application is approved, students may register 
for the program. 

Career Exploration and Development courses 
are also available from the Work Experience Program. 
These courses are credit courses that offer 
comprehensive career management. The courses feature 
individualized assistance to students wishing to verify 
career decisions or needing help with career choices. 

For fiirther information or an application form, 
call the Work Experience Program staff at 239-432- 
5225 or contact your campus advising and counseling 
department. 



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Honors Scholar Program 



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

Benefits of the Program 

— Active discussions 

— Small class sizes 

— Independent and critical thinking 

— Field trips 

— Honors Resource room with internet-accessible 
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 
attention 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 
criteria, 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. 
Minimum of 12 semester 
hours of college credit with 
GPA of 3.2 or higher. 



Column B 

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

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



Program Requirements 

A minimum of 18 credit hours of Honors classes 
(earning 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, social sciences, or humanities/com- 
munications. One of these classes can be the Honors 
Research Study (3 credits) mentioned on page 67. 
Additional requirements not summarized 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, up to $900 
performance-based scholarships are awarded in the Fall to 
fiill-time students who will graduate from the program. 
These scholarships are renewable each semester if certain 
criteria are met. 

How to Apply 

The program coordinator should receive completed 
applications prior to the term in which the student wishes 
to begin participation in the program. For further 
information or an application form, call the HSP 
Coordinator at (239) 489-9102. 




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BOOKSTORES 



COMPUTER LABS 



LIBRARIES 




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Bookstores 

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 purchased there. General items 
such as greeting cards, calculators and tape recorders 
are also sold, in addition to educationally discounted 
computer software. The stores accept American 
Express, Visa, Discover, and Master Card for payment. 
A year-round book buy-back service is provided at all 
bookstores. 

Textbooks may be returned and exchanged for full 
credit if the book is: 

1 . Accompanied by sales receipt. 

2. Unmarked 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* 



CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 

Monday and Tuesday 
Wednesday and Thursday 
Friday 

COLLIER CAMPUS 

Monday and Tuesday 
Wednesday and 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 



LEE CAMPUS Ph. (239) 489-3345 

Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-6:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm 

*Special hours are observed at the beginning of each 
session and are posted in the stores. 

Order your books through the INTERNET: 
Charlotte Campus: wwn^. Edisonchar.bkstr.com 
Collier Campus: www.Edisonlely.bkstr.com 
Lee Campus: www.Edison.bkstr.com 

Computer Lab 
Hours* 



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 
Friday 
Saturday 

LEE CAMPUS 

Room K 103 
Monday-Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 

LABELLE 

Room 99-78 
Monday-Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 



7:30 am-9:00 pm 
8:00 pm-4:00 pm 
9:00 am-2:00 pm 



7:30 am-9:50 pm 
7:30am-4:30pm 
8:30 am-1 :00 pm 



8:30 am-8:00 pm 

8:30pm-4:00pm 

10:00 am-1 :00 pm 



*ALL LAB HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT 
NOTICE 

Technology Help Desk 

Students, Faculty and Staff 

Get Computer Help 

Call extension 1202 
1-866-818-4243 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 resets, login difficulties, network or 
internet cormectivity, basic email, WebCT, 
basic desktop application (i.e.; Microsoft 
Office) questions and similar issues. 
Verification of your identity is needed for 
security. If you need help changing your 
portal password, the staff will request your 
name, date of birth, and Student ID number 
(aka Banner number). If you do not know 
your Student ID Number, You be asked to 
provide your full, legal name, date of birth and 
the last 4 digits of your SSN to verify your 
identity. 



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Edison Libraries 



Libraries are located on each campus with services to 
Hendry and Glades counties. The Richard H. Rush 
Library on the Lee campus is temporarily housed in 
Building I, Robinson Hall. Renovation and relocation to 
Building J, Rush Library, will be complete by fall of 
2008. 

Edison College students have access to 
approximately 61,000 volumes on the Charlotte, Collier, 
and Lee Campuses. An expanding collection of about 
45,000 electronic books (E-books) is available through 
Internet access to LINCC. Approximately 4,000 videos 
and 6,000 DVD's for classroom and personal use are 
available. Title holdings for DVD's are through LINCC 
(Library Information Network for Community Colleges). 

Electronic resources, including over 80 fiill text 
research subject databases play an important role in the 
learning environment of Edison College. Students have 
access to the joint holdings of the 28 Florida community 
colleges through LINCC as well as resource sharing 
through interlibrary loan and courier delivery. In addition, 
the holdings of the State University System with 
reciprocal borrowing privileges expand student and 
faculty research beyond the institutional level. 

Internet with wireless access is provided at each 
campus. At the Lee campus, the Electronic Learning 
Facility is available to classes. Charlotte and Collier 
campuses also have similar electronic facilities. 

Policies and handouts detailing specific services are 
available at the individual libraries or online from the 
Edison homepage under Edison Libraries, 
http://www.edison.eduyieamingresources/index.shtml . 

Library Cards: 

Students eligible for borrowing privileges must 
obtain an Edison student ID card and present the card for 
all library transactions. The ID card is encoded with a 
library user code for checkout and database access. 
Community 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 
materials lost but subsequently found are refunded at 
the discretion of the Edison Library or the lending 
library. 

Exceptions and special considerations may be 
made (at the discretion of the Director of Learning 
Resources) for out-of-print materials of continuing 
value. 

• Fee-based services: 

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

• Definition of "Hold on Records" Status: 

No transcripts are released. 

Degrees/Certificates are not released. 

Class registration is blocked. 

Learning Resources borrowing privileges are 

suspended. 
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 
Learning Resources. 

Library Hours are as follows:* 



CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 


(941) 637-5620 


Monday-Thursday 


7:30 am-9:00 pm 


Friday 


7:30 am-5:30 pm 


Saturday 


8:00 am-2 :00 pm 


COLLIER CAMPUS 


(239) 732-3774 


Monday-Thursday 


7:30 am-9:00 pm 


Friday 


8:00 am-4:00 pm 


Saturday 


TBA, 10am-3pm 


LEE CAMPUS 


(239) 489-9303 


Monday-Thursday 


7:30 am-9:00 pm 


Friday 


7:30 am-4:00 pm 


Saturday 


10:00 am-6:00pm 


Sunday 


10:00 pm-6:00pm 



*Library hours may change during the summer 
and on holiday weekends. Please call your 
campus library for current hours. 



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COURSE INFORMATION 

AND 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 







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Course Information 



Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System 

Courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System. 
This 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 Tallahassee. Individuals 
nominated to serve on these committees are selected to maintain a representative balance as to type of institution and discipline field or 
specialization. 

The course prefix and each digit in the course number have a meaning in the Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS). The list of 
course prefixes and numbers, along with their generic titles, is referred to as the "SCNS taxonomy." Descriptions of the content of courses are 
referred to as "course equivalency profiles." 



Example of Course 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 



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 institutions 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 
"SYG_010" to identify its social problems course. The level code is 
the first digit and represents the year in which students normally take 
the course at a specific institution. In the SCNS taxonomy ,""SYG" 
means "Sociology, General," the century digit "0" represents "Entry- 
level General Sociology," the decade digit "1" represents "Survey 
Course," and the unit digit "0" represents "Social Problems." 

In science and other areas, a""C" or "L" after the course 
number is known as a lab indicator. The "C" represents a combined 
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 
institution to another is guaranteed in cases where the course to be 
transferred is equivalent to one offered by the receiving institution. 
Equivalencies are established by the same prefix and last three digits 
and comparable faculty credentials at both institutions. For 
example, SYG 1010 is offered at a community college. The same 
course is offered at a state university as SYG 2010. A student who 
has successfiilly 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 native students. It is the prerogative of the 
receiving institution, however, to offer transfer credit for courses 
successfiilly completed that have not been designated as equivalent. 

The Course Prefix 

The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division 
of an academic discipline, subject matter area, or sub-category of 
knowledge. The prefix is not intended to identify the department in 
which a course is offered. Rather, the content of a course determines 
the assigned prefix to identify the course. 

Authority for Acceptance of Equivalent Courses 

Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, states: 



Survey Course 



Social Problems 



No Laboratory 

component in 

this course 



Any student who transfers among postsecondary institutions that 
are fiilly accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency 
recognized by the United States Department of Education and that 
participate in the statewide course numbering system 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, including 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 and Student 
Affairs, or the Florida Department of Education, Office of 
Articulation, 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. 



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Course Descriptions 



(NOTE: Course descriptions for junior and senior level bachelor's 



degree courses can be found at the end of this section.) 



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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 
accounting 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 
partnerships and corporations. Major emphasis is placed 
on stockholder's equity, long-term liabilities, subsidiaries, 
statement of cash flow, and analysis of fmancial 
statements. 

ACG 2071 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2011 

Introduction to basic managerial accoimting principles 
and their application to current business practices for all 
forms of business organizations. Emphasis is placed on 
product costing, responsibility accounting and -+ 
performance evaluation, budgeting, decision analysis, and 
just-in-time philosophy. 

ACG 2100 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2011 

This course reviews the accounting model, statement 
preparation, concepts, standards and principles underlying 
the measurement and reporting of fmancial position. The 
major instructional emphasis is placed on a systematic 
and in-depth study of the fmancial statements and 
imderlying records with special attention given to the 
elements composing working capital, investments and 
assets. 

ACG 2110 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2100 

As the second course of the series, this course continues 
an in-depth study of fmancial statements and underlying 
records. The elements that comprise the equity side of the 
balance sheet are emphasized with additional attention 
given to special problems in income determination and 
fmancial reporting. Major areas of instruction for this 
course include, long-term investments, tangible fixed 
assets, acquisitions, utilization retirement, depreciation, 
depletion and restatement, intangible assets, deferred 
charges, insurance, special purpose fiinds, liabilities, 
accounting for bonds, pensions and leases, corporations, 
contributed capital at formation and retained earnings. 

ACG 2360 COST ACCOUNTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2071 

This course provides a study of the relationship of cost 
accounting to the control and decision-making fiinctions 
of management. Emphasis is placed on the review of 
accounting for costs followed by a detailed consideration 
of product costing for both job order and process cost 



systems. Major areas of instruction include the 
accumulation of cost data with detailed coverage of 
materials, labor and factory overhead, job order and 
process costing, budgeting and standard costs. 

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

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2011 

This course covers definitions and operations of the 
various funds used in Government and non-profit 
accounting: 1) fund accounting principles and concepts; 
2) record keeping requirements; 3) various tax reporting 
requirements and forms. 

RMl 2001 PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers basic principles and concepts relating 
to risk management as it relates to personal and business 
environments. The major areas of instruction include 
property/casualty, life, and health. 

TAX 2000 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 1001 or permission of instructor. 

This course presents federal income tax as it applies to 
individuals, with limited coverage of corporate tax and 
partnership information returns. Students prepare a 
comprehensive joint income tax return. Current tax law is 
also covered. 

TAX 2010 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING 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 Enrolled Agents' Examination sponsored by the 
Internal Revenue Service. 

TAX 2401 TRUSTS, ESTATES, AND GIFTS: 
ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: TAX 2000 or permission of instructor. 

This course covers definitions and operations of the 
various fiduciary forms of wealth transfer including: 1) 
fiduciary accounting principles and concepts; 2) record 
keeping requirements; 3) various tax reporting 
requirements, forms, and calculations. 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 

(See Science) 

ANTHROPOLOGY 

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

This course covers the basic concepts and methods of 
cultural anthropology. Comparisons between tribal and 
statal cultures are emphasized to give a total perspective 
to the explanation of human behavior. (I) 



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ANT 1511 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL 
ANTHROPOLOGY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

ART 

ARM 1000 ART APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

ARH 1050 HISTORY OF ART I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

ARH 1051 HISTORY OF ART n-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

ARH 1950 INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN ART AND 
ARCHITECTURE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor; reservation 
for Edison Humanities Study Tour. 

A combination of classroom instruction with a guided 
tour of European art museums and galleries plus 
architectural sites. Students are accompanied by the 
instructor on this tour, and seminars are conducted in 
Europe. While the course is not a detailed survey of 
historical styles, it provides the student with an 
introductory experience to the richness and diversity of 
European visual arts. A paper is required and a written 
examination is given at the end of the tour. (I) 

ARH 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 1 20 IC BASIC DESIGN-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides a basic foundation in two- 
dimensional design. Fundamental design problems 
common to the visual arts will also be studied. 

ART 1203C THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 
(SCULPTURE)-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides an introduction to concepts, tools 
and materials relative to sculptural form and expression. 

ART 1300C DRAWING I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is a practical inquiry into the processes and 
potentialities of drawing through the investigation of 
elements, media, materials and concepts. 



ART 1301C DRAWING II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 1300C or permission of the 
instructor. 

This course is a continuation of the experiences 
encountered in Drawing I with more complex problems 
and options. 

ART 2500C PAINTING I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 1201C, 1300C or permission of the 
instructor. 

This course is a studio course in visual problem-solving 
through experience with materials and concepts common 
to easel painting. 

ART 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 
ceramics processes, instruction in clay mixing, forming 
(coil, slab and wheel), glazing, kiln construction and 
firing. 

ART 275 IC 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 emphasized. This course requires a 
manual 35mni camera and the purchase of darkroom 
supplies. 

PGY 241 OC 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) 



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BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT/FINANCE 

ACG 1002 MICROCOMPUTER ACCOUNTING 
APPLICATIONS-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Microcomputer Accounting Applications is a stand-alone, 
introductory computerized accounting course. The course 
is intended to provide business students with the basics of 
accounting while introducing them to an automated 
accounting system. This course is not a prerequisite to 
Financial Accounting I, nor is it a requisite to the AS 
degree in Accounting Technology. 

BAN 1004 PRINCIPLES OF BANKING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the fundamentals of banking. 

BAN 1231 COMMERCIAL LENDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of the commercial 
lending function. It is targeted to management trainees 
and junior management, and is divided into commercial 
lending overview, the lending process, portfolio 
management, and regulation and business development. 
Some specific topics include the commercial loan 
customer, types of commercial loans, the loan decision 
process (information gathering, analysis), cost analysis, 
control and profitability, and the regulatory and legal 
environment. 

BAN 2155 INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND 
FINANCE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

BAN 2240 CONSUMER LENDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents techniques of installment lending. 
Emphasis is placed on establishing credit, obtaining and 
checking information, servicing the loan, and collecting 
the amounts due. Each phase of a bank's installment 
credit operation is carefully scrutinized. Other topics 
discussed are inventory financing, special loan programs, 
business development and advertising, and the public 
relations aspect of installment lending. 

BUL 2241 BUSINESS LAW I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to develop the student's 
understanding of the law as a social force which directs 
and guides both business and the consumer. Major 
emphasis will be law as it pertains to torts, governmental 
regulation, consumer protection, contracts, sales, 
warranties, personal property and bailments. 

BUL 2242 BUSINESS LAW II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BUL 2241 or permission of instructor. 

This course provides an analysis in law as it relates to 
commercial paper, secured transactions, insurance, 
bankruptcy, partnerships, corporations, real property, 
wills, trusts and other related subjects. 



FIN 2000 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the 
principles of finance as applied to the operations of a 
profit-seeking (non-bank) firm. Major points of emphasis 
are measuring needs for acquiring, and using business 
funds. Case studies will be used to illustrate the process of 
financial management. 

FIN 2100 PERSONAL FINANCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course designed to acquaint the student with personal 
and family financial planning. Topics to be covered 
include the objectives of personal financial planning, 
setting up and maintaining records, budgeting, developing 
and managing income, consumer expenditures, 
safeguarding resources, investing for retirement, income 
tax considerations and estate planning. 

GEB 1011 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

GEB 1949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE I-AA 

3 Credits 

This course offers a work experience in a cooperative 
program between Edison College, students and local 
employers. This course requires verified work hours and a 
final summary report at the end of the work experience. 

GEB 2030 EFFECTIVE CAREER AND EDUCATION 
MANAGEMENT-AA 

2 Credits 
Prerequisite: Permission to register from counseling 
staff, advising staff, or course instructor. 

A self-paced information gathering process designed for 
students at different levels of decidedness about their 
educational and career aspirations. Topics will include 
exploration of work related interests, basic academics 
abilities, and life goals. Students will be encouraged to 
focus on a program to help achieve these goals and all 
aspects of getting from college to career. The focus will 
be on integrative teaching, learning, decision-making and 
critical thinking skills. 

GEB 2949 INTERNSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE II-AA 

3 Credits 

A continuation of the work experience program designed 
to further enhance personal and work communication 
skills. The major focus of the course is goal setting as a 
tool to formulate and clarify problems associated with the 
workplace. 

HFT 1000 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY 
MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course traces the growth and development of the 
hospitality industry. Emphasis on the operational units of 
a hospitality organization such as food and beverage, 
personnel, accounting, and sales. Various hospitality 
organizations will be discussed with regard to career 
opportunities, including hotels/motels, restaurants, clubs, 
travel agencies, cruise ships, institutional services, and 



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recreational parks. Current and new management 
concepts and practices are presented. 

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

This course takes a cross-disciplinary approach to 
examining tourism. The social science perspective 
provides students with the kind of practical knowledge 
that can be effectively applied to the hospitality industry. 

HFT 2410 FRONT OFFICE PROCEDURES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

HFT 2501 HOSPITALITY SALES PROMOTION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents a practical understanding of the 
operating statement and precisely where, how, and why 
the sales effort fits into the total earnings and profit 
picture of a hospitality operation. Emphasis is on 
producing business profits. 

HFT 2600 HOSPITALITY LAW-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an awareness of the rights and 
responsibilities that the law grants to or imposes upon 
employees of the hospitality industry, and illustrates the 
possible consequences of failure to satisfy legal obligations. 

MAN 2021 MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

MAN 2043 MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR 
IMPROVEMENT-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

MAN 2241 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAN 2021 or equivalent recommended. 

This course provides students with an understanding of 
the human processes in formal organizations, utilizing 
individual and group exercises which simulate behavioral 
dynamics of organizations. Content areas include conflict 
resolution, communication, leadership, planning and 
control, as well as other organizational processes. 

SBM 2000 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Small business firms constitute an important part of 
today's business system. This course focuses on the need 
for small business firms to anticipate and adjust promptly 
to significant shifts, customer demands, competitors' 



actions and public expectations. Emphasis is on 
improving the quality of small firm management and 
should contribute to the success of individual firms. 

MAR 2011 MARKETING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of marketing principles and their 
relationship to product, price, promotion and distribution. 
The interrelationship between marketing and other 
business operations of the firm is included. 

MAR 2141 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND 
BUSINESS PRACTICES-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces students to the concepts of 
marketing which are unique to international business. 
Students investigate product development, channel 
systems, organizational alternatives, business practices 
and customs, and legal issues, as they relate to the world 
market. 

MKA 1161 INTRODUCTION TO CUSTOMER 
SERVICE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides the student with the basic concepts 
and current trends in the customer service industry. 
Through actual case studies students analyze customer 
service strategies. 

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

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

MKA 2021 SALESMANSHIP-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

MNA 1804 APPLIED TECHNOLOGY-AS 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of a full-time 
(900 or more clock hours) program at a vocational- 
technical school with the College District. Completion 
and submission of the application (Form No. BT-007) 
along with official verification of program completion 
(transcripts and certificates of completion). 9 Credits 
This course serves as a vehicle to accept any applied 
technology program (900 or more hours) completed in 
any of the technical centers within the College District as 
specified in the Business Administration and 
Management Articulation Agreement. 

MNA 2300 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to personnel administration. 
Emphasis is placed on staff personnel activities and 
responsibilities of line management in personnel work. 



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MNA 2345 SUPERVISION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to aid first-line supervisors in 
making a smooth transition from expert in a particular 
task to that of a supervisor who must produce results 
through the efforts of others. 

MTB 1103 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Placement testing. 

This basic course involves the study of percent 
calculations used in taxes, insurance, wages, depreciation 
and retail mathematics. Emphasis is also placed on simple 
interest, present value at compound interest, annuities and 
amortization. 

REE 1040 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES AND LAW-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

This course presents the basic principles of real estate, 
property rights in real estate, ownership and leasing, 
property ownership, financing real estate, real estate 
brokerage and Florida real estate law. 

REE 2041 REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE PRINCIPLES 
AND PRACTICES-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: REE 1040 or permission of instructor. 

This course is a prerequisite to licensing as a real estate 
broker in Florida and deals with real estate appraisal, 
financing, investment and office management. Students 
are expected to have mastered the mechanics of filling out 
closing statements prior to registration as a broker. 
Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) rules apply. 

SLS 1331 PERSONAL BUSINESS SKILLS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to prepare students, business 
managers, and supervisors to meet the challenges in the 
business world. Students develop the skills necessary to 
understand and cope with life's challenges. Emphasis is 
placed on business entrepreneurship, job seeking skills, 
leadership skills, decision making skills, goal setting, 
problem solving, stress and time management, and other 
employability skills. It is recommended that students take 
this course near the end of their degree program. 

SVL 1221 MORTGAGE LENDING- AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course describes the role of the loan department and 
how it relates to the total organization of the association; 
assesses the system of credit investigation and analysis; 
summarizes the standard procedures an association 
follows to maintain a loan from closing to the date it is 
paid off; evaluates the essential characteristics of loans 
made for construction; apartment, condominium and 
commercial loans; distinguishes between conventional 
and FHAA^A loans; assesses the role of savings 
associations in the secondary mortgage market. 

CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY 

CVT 1200 CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY-AS 

4 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: RET 1024, RET 1616C, RET 1821L 

This course is designed to provide the cardiovascular 
technology student with a foundation of the 
pharmacology needed to fiinction 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 IAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

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

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

CVT 2421C INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY II-AS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

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

This course is designed to tie together cardiac disease 
processes with diagnostic and interventional cardiac 
catheterization procedures. Students will be presented 
with classifications and the use of equipment and 
techniques used in invasive cardiology. An in-depth 
presentation of various cardiac diseases including 
coronary artery disease, angina, myocardial infarction, 
heart failure, valve diseases, cardiomyopathies, 
pericardial disorders, arrhythmias, congenital anomalies 
and repair procedures is also presented. Additionally, 
students learn the various calculations performed in the 
cath lab including cardiac outputs, vascular resistance, 
valve areas and shunts. 

CVT 2620C NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY 
TECHNOLOGY IAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

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

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 2841 L, CVT 242 IC 
This course presents an in-depth view of echocardiography. 
A didactic foundation for echocardiography is presented 
with provisions available for fiirther study of this complex 
technique including 2-D, M-Mode, continuous, pulse wave, 
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C\ T 28401 CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM HAS 

18 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: CAT 1200 
Corequisites: C\ 1 2420C, C\ T 2620C 

Clinical experience in procedures performed in the 
cardiovascular laboratories, including use of equipment, 
perfomiing tests and patient care as it relates to the 
cardio\ascular areas with emphasis on cardiac 
catheterization. HCG, stress testing, Holter monitoring 
and an introduction to echocardiography. 

CVT 2841 L CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM III-AS 

26 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisites: C\ T 2840L, CVT 2420C, CVT 2620C 
Corequisitc: C\'T 2421C 

This course is designed for students to gain more in-depth 
chnicai experience in invasive cardiology including pre 
and post cath activities, cardiovascular techniques, 
hemodynamic monitoring, intra aortic balloon pumping, 
and cardiac output measurements. Clinical practice in the 
cardiac catheterization lab includes circulating, scrubbing, 
recording and manipulating the imaging equipment 
during both diagnostic and interventional catheterization 
procedures. 

CVT 2842L CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM IV-AS 

36 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2841L, CVT 2421C, RET 2244 
Corequisite: CVT 1920 

This course is designed for students to gain additional 
clinical experience and polish their skills in the cardiac 
catheterization laboratory performing all duties involved 
in diagnostic and interventional cases. 

CVT 2920 CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST AS A 
PROFESSIONAL-AS 

4 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All CVT Courses 
Corequisite: CVT 2842L 

The professional relationship of the cardiovascular 
technologist to other health professionals is presented, 
along with a basic format for research. Resume 
preparation and interview skills are also discussed. 
Students also present case studies and receive instruction 
and testing in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (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 
concepts. Students gain a basic understanding of local 
area networks, and networking hardware and software. 
Network planning, security and user training is covered. 

CDA 2500 MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course is a conlmuation of CDA 1005. This course 
emphasizes design, manageability, security, capacity, 



installation and interoperability of networks, and training 
users of networks. The student will learn analysis and 
design techniques, as well as hands-on experience in 
installing and troubleshooting different networks. 

CDA 2524 LINUX INTERNET SERVERS-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course examines the Internet services and 
technologies as implemented on the Network Operating 
System (NOS) of Linux. Students are guided through the 
basics of the network operating system, installation of 
system software and applications software, and tools for 
network and system administration. Internet technologies 
including Domain Name Service, CGI bins for WWW 
servers and virtual web hosting are explored. Students 
install and configure several Internet services including 
PPP, DNS, Web Servers, virtual machines, ftp and email. 

CDA 2525 INTERNETWORKING WITH CISCO 
ROUTERS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CDA 1005, COP 1000 

This course emphasizes design, installation, and 
management of WANs and LANs using routers and 
routed protocols. The students install and configure multi- 
protocol routers and hosts for IP, Novell and Appletalk. 
Remote access technologies including ISDN and V.90 are 
introduced and communications servers installed and 
configured. The use and configuration of firewalls and 
proxy servers is explained. 

CGS 1000 COMPUTER LITERACY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to basic computer concepts 
and computer technology for students who are not 
computer science, engineering, or MIS majors. It is an up- 
to-date survey of information processing technology, 
computer hardware and software systems, and computer 
applications. This class provides the background for 
students to make knowledgeable decisions about their 
future in the infonnation technology world. 

CGS 1 100 MICROCOMPUTER SKILLS-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides beginning level learning in the use 
of modem microcomputer applications used in the 
business world. The course is progressive through disk 
operating systems, word processing applications, 
electronic spreadsheets, database management system, 
and presentation software. In addition, students receive a 
basic foundation in business software applications. (This 
course may be taken as separate one credit courses: CGS 
1 560, CGS 1 500, CGS 1 5 1 0, or CGS 1 540 or as a single 
four credit course.) 

CGS 1500 WORD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS- AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

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



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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 
microcomputers. Course content includes how to create, 
edit, format, merge, move, copy, delete, extract, save, and 
print spreadsheet files to include writing formulas for 
custom applications. 

CGS 1540 DATABASE APPLICATIONS-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to database management 
applications with an in-depth look at several of the more 
popular programs currently being utilized on 
microcomputers. The course content includes how to 
create, format, edit, save, and access different database 
files to include an introductory explanation of the fourth 
generation languages (4GL). 

CGS 1560 DISK OPERATING SYSTEM-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is an introduction to family microcomputers 
and how to use the operating system to harness the power 
of both software and hardware in a typical business 
systems environment. 

CGS 1821 WEB PAGE DESIGN-AA 

3 class hours 3 credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 

This is a hands-on course designed to provide students 
with skills to build a web site by using industry standard 
web authoring software, and image editing tools. Students 
are introduced to basic concepts of web site structure and 
navigational models. Students will develop a web site 
from initial concept to publication. 

CGS 2260 COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 
MAINTENANCE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course is designed to provide the student with a basic 
understanding of computer hardware and software and the 
interrelationship between the two. Students have an 
opportunity to assemble different hardware components, 
hard drives, modems, and memory chips; install software, 
including applications software and system software, and 
troubleshoot hardware and software conflicts. 

CGS 2511 ADVANCED SPREADSHEET 
COMPUTING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

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

CGS 2541 ADVANCED DATABASE COMPUTING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course gives the student detailed knowledge in the 



use of the most popular database package for 
microcomputers. Students acquire skills commensurate 
with professional database usage in the business 
community. Subjects covered include the database 
environment controls, file expansion and merging, and 
advanced functions. 

CIS 2321 DATA SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 or previous Visual Basic 
programming skills. 

This course introduces the analysis, design, 
implementation and control of data systems for 
management. Students study the system development life 
cycle in depth. The course includes topics on methods of 
information storage and retrieval, forms design and 
control, system testing, and security. Topics on 
cost/benefit analysis and design, and development and 
implementation of new or replacement systems are 
discussed. 

COP 1000 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 

PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL BASIC-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MGF 1106 or higher mathematics 

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

COP 1224 PROGRAMMING WITH C++-AA 

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

This course introduces the student to structured 
programming techniques using C++ programming 
language. Students learn object-oriented C++ syntax 
including arrays, variables, functions, expressions, and 
algorithms. The focus of this class is on object-oriented 
analysis and design. Course content is achieved through a 
combination of lecture and hands-on computer projects. 

COP 1822 INTERNET PROGRAMMING - HTML-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: COP 1000 or COP 1224 

This course introduces students to the Hypertext Markup 
Language (HTML) and client side scripting. Students 
create Web pages using HTML, Dynamic HTML and 
JavaScript. 

COP 2172 ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC 
PROGRAMMING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 or previous Visual Basic 
programming skills. 

Students will gain knowledge of various database 
concepts and how to use them within the framework of 
Visual Basic. Access and SQL will be used to create 
applications with Visual Basic. Students will also have 
the opportunity to use additional VB events and methods 
not covered in the introductory class. Theory will be 
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COP 2222 ADVANCED PROGRAMMING WITH 
C-H-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1224 

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

COP 2701 DATABASE PROGRAMMING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 

This 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 assignments reinforce the fundamental 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 
programming. 

COP 2823 INTERNET PROGRAMMING - 
SERVER-SIDE SCRIPTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1000 and a basic understanding 
of the Internet and HTML or COP 1224 

This course introduces students to concepts and tools used 
in server-side scripting for Internet based applications. 
Students create scripts designed to run on a Web server 
using Active Server Pages (ASP), VBScript, Structured 
Query Language (SQL) and ActiveX Data Objects 
(ADO). 

COP 2830 INTERNET PROGRAMMING - 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 
management, 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, including typefaces and type styles, 
graphics, fonts and type size. 

OST 1 100 BEGINNING ELECTRONIC TVPING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides instruction in the touch system of 
electronic typewriter and computer keyboards and 
machine parts with emphasis on touch-typing. 



Development of manipulative skills necessary in 
tabulation and vertical and horizontal centering is 
presented. Basic production problems, including simple 
communications, reports, and tabulations are presented. 
Students develop a basic speed of 25-35 words per minute 
(WPM). 

OST 1110 INTERMEDIATE ELECTRONIC TYPING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: OST 1100 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course covers the application of manipulative 
electronic keyboarding skills to business typing problems 
and skill building drills. Students increase basic speed to 
35-45 WPM. Mailable production drills, including 
business letters, other communication forms, manuscripts, 
reports, business forms, and tabulations are presented. 

OST 1 140 COMPUTER KEVBOARDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

In this course students develop essential microcomputer 
keyboarding skills. Emphasis is on touch typing of 
alphabetic and numeric keys and symbols. Students 
develop basic speed and accuracy skills. This course is 
designed as an introductory keyboarding course for the 
general student population. (Students pursuing an AS 
degree in Applications should take OST 1 100) 

OST 2120 ADVANCED ELECTRONIC TYPING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: OST 1110 or equivalent proficiency. 

This course covers the application of previously learned 
electronic typing and knowledge to office-style typing 
problems with emphasis on mailable production. Students 
increase speed to 45-55 WPM. 

OST 2335 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

Note: Basic knowledge of a word processing software 
program and keyboarding skills is extremely helpful. 
This course emphasizes the importance of 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 business problem, organize 
their ideas logically, and express ideas correctly and 
persuasively in written and oral form. Students compose 
and keyboard written business communications utilizing a 
computer word processing software program. 

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. 
Topics include theories of crime causation; statistical 
analysis of criminal behavior, past, present, and future 






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social control initiatives; and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to explain and discuss 
various theories of crime causation and societal 
responses. 

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

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

CCJ 2500 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

CCJ 2930 SELECTED TOPICS IN 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE-AA 1-3 Credits 

This course is intended to explore a wide range of varying 
topics in criminal justice, and to provide students with an 
increased understanding of the legal and ethical 
implications of the subject at hand. Topics to be offered 
will provide a broad range of specialized subject matter, 
and will be selected in areas of current interest or in 
highly focused areas within the field of criminal justice. 
Topics may vary from one semester to another. Topics 
will be offered as one, two or three credits and can be 
combined with other topics for up to three hours of 
elective credit. 

CJC 1000 INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a comprehensive view of historical and 
philosophical treatment programs, and developments in 
the field of juvenile and adult corrections. Emphasis is 
placed on understanding the offender in the correctional 
system, with an examination of the correctional client, the 
non-institutional correctional system, agencies, and 
recidivism. 

CJD 2310 LINE SUPERVISION-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

This course is designed to provide a sound academic 
base in theory and practice in the administration of public 
safety agencies. Concentration will be made in the 
supervision of police, fire, and emergency medical units. 
This course will include elements of crisis management, 
scheduling, identification of equipment needs, 
communication to subordinates and management as well 
as personnel evaluation and discipline. Theories on the 
management of training for the first line elements of 
public safety personnel and the implementation of tactical 
theory and community relations will be addressed. This 
course meeting the criteria of the Criminal Justice 
Standards and Training Commission approved Advanced 



Training Program for Line Supervision. Refer to Florida 
Administrative Code llB-14 for additional infonnation 
on the Salary Incentive Program. 

CJD MIDDLE MANAGEMENT-AA 3 Credits 

This course is designed to provide a broad background 
in the management of the public agencies. This course 
will deliver an academic base in theory and practice in the 
administration of public safety agencies. Concentration 
will be made in the areas of middle management position 
in police, fire and emergency medical units. This course 
will include elements of crisis management, scheduling, 
identification of equipment needs, communication to 
subordinates, management, personnel evaluation, 
discipline of personnel, budgeting, planning, and 
community relations. This course meets the criteria of the 
Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission 
approved Advanced Training Program for mid- 
management. Refer to Florida Administrative Code 11 B- 
14 for additional information on the Salary Incentive 
Program. 

CJD 2501 INSTRUCTOR TECHNIQUES-AS 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

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

CJE 1300 POLICE ORGANIZATION AND 
ADMINISTRATION-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course examines the principles of organization and 
administration in law enforcement function and activities, 
including planning and research, public relations, 
personnel and training, inspection and control, and policy 
formation. 

CJE2649 FORENSIC DEATH INVESTIGATION-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: CJT 1110, CJT 2100, CJT 2141 
This course examines the legal/medical investigation of 
death. Topics include pathology of trauma, forensic issues 
reladng to the investigation of death, and evidentiary 
factors 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 
criminal law, including the classification and analysis of 
crimes and criminal acts in general, as well as 
examination of selected specific criminal offenses. 

CJL 2130 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND 
EVIDENCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the principles, duties, and mechanics 
of criminal procedure as applied to important areas of 



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arrest, force, and search and seizure. Study and evaluation 
of evidence and proof, kinds, degrees, admissibility, 
competence, and weight is also presented. Rules of 
evidence and procedure at the operational level in law 
enforcement are covered. 

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 laboratory are explored, major attention will 
be focused on the more limited portable devices available 
to the small enforcement unit. Pertinent criminal law and 
Supreme Court interpretations are covered as background 
materials for the consideration of types of physical 
evidence. 

CJT 2100 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES- 
AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

CJT 211 IC 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 process of preservation are also covered. 
Data analysis, reporting, and plan of action development 
is emphasized. 

CJT 2113 COURTROOM PRESENTATION OF 
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: CJT 2100, CJT 2141, CJT 2220C, CJT 
2241 

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

CJT 2141 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE- 

AS 

4 class hours 3 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, preservation, data analysis, reporting and plan 
of action development; testing and documentation of 
biological evidence; and potential health and safety 



hazards encountered at a crime scene. Emergency 
procedures, as well as state and federal regulations are 
included. 

CJT 2220C CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY-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, 
proficiency in relational photos and flash control for 
crime scene and evidentiary documentation. 

CJT 2241 LATENT FINGERPRINT 
DEVELOPMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CJT 1110 

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

DENTAL ASSISTING AND 
DENTAL HYGIENE 

DEA 0020 DENTAL ASSISTING I-PSAV 

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

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

DEA 0020L DENTAL ASSISTING I LABORATORY- 
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 
dental procedures. 

DEA 0029 DENTAL ASSISTING II - DENTAL-PSAV 
SPECIALTIES 

3 lecture hours 1.5 Credit 
Prerequisites: Sequential courses from Fall term. 
Corequisites: DEA 0029L 

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



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DEA 0029L DENTAL ASSISTING 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 
dental 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 
(periodontist, oral surgery, orthodontists, etc.) to practice 
duties routinely performed by dental assistants under the 
supervision of the dentist. Students acquire basic skills in 
patient communication, patient management, expanded 
functions, basic dental assisting tasks, and professional 
development. They will generally gain clinical practice 
experience. Students routinely meet as a group to discuss 
progress and evaluate their experiences. 

DEH 1003 DENTAL HYGIENE IAS 

3 lecture hours 3 Credits 

Corequisites: DEH 1003L 

Topics covered in this course include extra oral and intra 
oral examinations, instrumentation, fiandamentals of 
scaling and polishing, instrument sharpening, pain control 
and record keeping. 

DEH 1003L DENTAL HYGIENE PRECLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical hours 3 Credits 

Corequisites: DEH 1003 

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

DEH 1130 ORAL HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: All required Fall term courses. 

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

DEH 1602 PERIODONTICS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisites: DES 1020C, DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 
Corequisites: DEH 1802, DEH 1802L 

This course provides the scientific background for the 
interpretation of clinical changes and the complex 
etiologic factors that play a role in the initiation and 
progression of periodontal disease from a dental hygiene 
perspective. 

DEH 1802 DENTAL HYGIENE II-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

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

This course is a continuation and building of skills in 



dental hygiene to include treatment planning, cleaning 
and care of implants, desensitizing procedures, and 
ftirther study in patient management. 

DEH 1802L DENTAL HYGIENE II CLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical hours 3 Credits 

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

Clinical application of dental hygiene skills presented in 
DEH 1802. 

DEH 2300 DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

This course provides information needed to understand 
the clinical usage of therapeutic agents used in the 
practice of dentistry. The indications, dosage, methods of 
administration, contraindications and side effects of these 
agents is studied to provide a foundation in the physical 
manifestations to be expected in drug administration. 

DEH 2400 GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: DES 1020C 
Corequisite: DEH 2806 

The principles of general pathology are studied as they 
relate to diseases of the teeth and structures of the oral 
cavity. A description of disturbances of development and 
growth of orofacial structures will be covered including 
classification of oral lesions. Secondary oral disorders 
that have oral manifestations are discussed as well as 
physical, thermal and chemical injuries to the oral cavity. 

DEH 2702 COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: None 

The student will be introduced to the basic concepts of 
community dental health. Students will be prepared to use 
assessment tools that determine community dental needs, 
to analyze data collected, to plan programs utilizing this 
data, to implement programs, and to evaluate programs. 
This course will instruct students in simple statistical 
analysis, research methodology and critical review of 
scientific literature. Dental health education will be 
extended beyond the individual client to the various and 
diverse groups in the community setting. 

DEH 2702L COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 
LABORATORY-AS 

3 laboratory hours 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 
procedures presented in the first two semesters. It 
emphasizes advanced techniques such as root planning, 
ultrasonic and air abrasive techniques, subgingival 
irrigation, and antimicrobials. Dental Hygiene treatment 
of advanced periodontal patients will be introduced. 
Methods for case documentation and nutritional 
counseling will be presented. 



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DEH 28041. DKNTAI HYGIENE III CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DKH 1802L 

Corequisite: DEIl 2804 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2804. 

DEH 2806 DENTAL HYGIENE IV-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2804 
Corequisite: DEH 2806L 

This course includes an in-depth study of applied 
techniques for patients with special needs and unusual 
health factors. It is a continuation of Dental Hygiene III 
with emphasis on treatment planning for patients with 
special needs 

DEH 2806L DENTAL HYGIENE IV CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2804L 
Corequisite: DEH 2806 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2806. 

DEH 2808 DENTAL HYGIENE V-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2806 
Corequisite: DEH 2808L 

Introduction of new technology in dentistry and state-of- 
the-art dental patient care will be presented in a seminar 
setting through expert guest speakers and student 
presentations of current research and literature. Emphasis 
will be placed on ethics, jurisprudence, employment 
skills, and career opportunities in dental hygiene. The 
student will be provided with information concerning 
state laws that regulate dental and dental auxiliary 
practice, with special attention given to the Florida 
statutes. This will be followed by preparatory information 
for the Florida State Board. 

DEH 2808L DENTAL HYGIENE V CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2806L 

Corequisite: DEH 2808 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2808 is. 

DEH 2930 DENTAL HYGIENE SEMINAR-AS 

1 lecture hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: All previous dental hygiene courses. 
Corequisites: DEH 2808, DES 2830C 

This course provides students the opportunity to develop 
and present table clinics, and document and present case 
studies . Emphasis will be placed on topics beyond the 
traditional scope of clinical dental hygiene. 

DES 0021C DENTAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY- 
PSAV 

4 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours 3 Credits 

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 
permanent dentition, tooth morphology and supporting 
structures. 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 Credits 

Prerequisite: Admission into the Dental Assisting 
Program 

Corequisite: DES0021C 

This course is designed to introduce dental assisting 
students to the basic principles of dental restorative 
materials. The student will become proficient in the 
recognition, manipulation, and management of dental 
materials utilized in all aspects of the practice of dentistry 
and become familiarized 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 

Prerequisite: DES0021C 
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 0210L DENTAL ASSISTING RADIOLOGY LAB- 
PSAV 

4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DES 002 IC 
Corequisite: DES 0210 
Clinical application of the theory presented in DES 0210. 

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 
procedures are practiced in rotation through general and 
specialty offices during the same semester. These include 
all administrative, computer training, insurance, billing, 
collections, inventory, recall, and OSHA. 

DES 1020C DENTAL ANATOMY-AS 

1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours 2 Credits 

DH Corequisites: DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 

This course presents a study of gross anatomy of the hard 
and soft structures of the oral cavity, and the skeletal, 
muscular, circulatory, nervous lymphatic and glandular 
systems of the head and neck. Tooth morphology is 
studied in depth. 

DES 1 lOOC DENTAL MATERIALS-AS 

1 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 2 Credits 
Corequisites: DES 1020C 

This course is designed to acquaint the students with 
various materials used in the dental profession, including 
rationale for use, contraindications, chemistry and 
biocompatability. The laboratory time allows the student 
to manipulate the various dental materials. 

DES 1 200C DENTAL RADIOLOG Y-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 processing, mounting and interpretation of x- 
rays. Dental radiographic health for the patient and 



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operator is stressed with sterilization and disinfection. 
Students practice on mannequins before working with 
patients. 

DES 1840 PREVENTIVE DENTISTRV-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

DA Corequisites: DEA 0020, DEA 0020L 

This course is an introduction to the primary methods of 
prevention of dental disease: plaque control, fluorides and 
sealants. Emphasis is placed on student development of 
personal oral hygiene skills and on patient education 
techniques. 

DES 2830C EXPANDED FUNCTIONS 
LABORATORY-AS 

2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DES llOOC, DES 0103C 

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge 
and clinical practice necessary for the dental auxiliary 
student to perform expended functions permitted by the 
rules and regulations of the Florida State Board of 
Dentistry. 

DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 

BCN 1230C MATERIALS AND METHODS OF 
CONSTRUCTION-AS 

2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to materials and methods 
used in wood frame, masonry, concrete and steel 
construction. Laboratory work will consist of "hands on" 
experience and field trips to construction sites. 

BCN 1272 BLUEPRINT READING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to the reading and 
interpretation of architectural working drawings. Topics 
include history of recorded drawings, architectural and 
structural details, materials, structural, mechanical and 
electrical systems and related building code requirements. 
Emphasis is on residential plans. 

BCN 2710 CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course presents practices and problems related to 
construction, such as building codes and regulations, 
construction materials, construction methods, elementary 
structural design, surveys and real estate. 

BCT 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 
working drawings. 

BCT 1720 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to study the orderly flow of steps 
from start to finish in a construction project. The basic 
concepts and techniques of PERT and network planning 
and scheduling will be covered. This course will develop 
the skills necessary to successfully apply the critical path 
method to the construction industry and answer the 
critical path problems found on the state certification 
exam. 



BCT 1760 BUILDING CODES-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

An introduction to the building codes and local zoning 
codes which are laws governing the construction of 
buildings. Other documents are discussed including: 
National Electric Code, Life Safety Code, state building 
codes, testing agencies, accessibility and governmental 
agencies which impact on the construction industry. 

BCT 2730 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course will introduce basic legal skills and 
knowledge needed to run a light construction office. 
Emphasis is on business organization, the Florida 
Mechanic's Lien Law, Worker's Compensation, Liability 
Insurance, Florida Construction Licensing Laws and State 
and Federal tax reporting requirements. Direct and 
indirect costs of a small business are identified and 
explored. The student will also study questions similar to 
those found on the Florida State Certification Exam. 

BCT 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 coordinating and managing large-scale construction 
projects. Major topics include construction participants, 
contracts, pre-construction planning, bidding, negotiating, 
inspections, codes, safety, project closeout and conflict 
resolution. Emphasis will be on the use of computer 
technology as a tool in the management process. 

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, ArcView's object-oriented programming 
language is used to customize the ArcView graphical user 
interface. The basics of developing customized extensions 
are also covered. It is not necessary to have taken CGS 
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 
problems in selected fields of engineering. The job 
market, developing a resume and portfolio is studied. 

ETD 1 100 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I (Manual)- AA 

3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

This course emphasizes instrument use plus freehand 
lettering and sketching. Geometric construction 
application, orthographic projection, sectional views, fits 
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drawings, and standard representation for threads and 
fasteners are co\ered. 

E TI) 1 1()3C ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 

(AutoCAD Track)-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

rhis course covers the fundamentals of Engineering 
Ciraphics 1. AutoCAD is used in the solution to the various 
graphical problems instead of traditional drafting tools. 
Spatial perception, text, orthographic projections, 
dimensioning, geometric construction, auxiliary and sectional 
\ icws and assembly drawing are topics that arc covered. 

ETD 1220 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS II (IVlanual)-AA 

3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Application of the principles of orthographic projection to 
the solution of three-dimensional problems is covered in 
this class. Topics include space relationship of points, 
lines and planes and examples in engineering practice. 
Descriptive geometry is emphasized. 

ETD 1320 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to the use of computer- 
aided drafting. Included is a review of computer hardware 
and software used in an automated drafting environment; 
concepts of how a drawing is stored and manipulated by 
the computer; commands necessary to do a simple 
drawing; and the actual drawing of a part. This course 
provides for the development of beginning skills in the 
use of a microcomputer, operating peripheral devices for 
CAD, using CAD software. 

ETD 1530 DRAFTING AND DESIGN (IVlanual)-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course covers specialization in architectural drafting. 
Expanded coverage in residential design with emphasis 
on functional iloor plan layout, architectural standards 
and construction methods as it relates to drafting is also 
included. 

ETD 1538 AUTOCAD FOR RESIDENTIAL 
ARCHITECTURE-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course is designed to guide the student through the 
methodology of constructing residential architectural 
drawings with AutoCAD. Through the use of tutorials, 
the student plans and constructs a set of residential 
architectural plans. 

ETD 1541 TOPOGRAPHICAL DRAWING-AS 

4 class hours (Manual) 4 Credits 

This course describes methods and practices used in 
topographical mapping and drawing, and related 
surveying methods and practices. 

ETD 2350 ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED 
DRAFTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course is an introduction of hardware/software 
configurations required for the automated drafting 
environment. The operating system hierarchy and how 
drawings are stored, edited, copied, deleted and renamed; 
file specifications and protection; how to log in and log out 
from the CAD work station (to include remote operations); 



and the commands necessary for basic drawing utilities are 
covered. Different methods of generating commands are 
also covered. AutoCAD software is used. 

SUR llOOCSURVEYING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course includes lecture and field practice covering 
use, care, and limitations of various surveying instruments 
and related equipment. Students are shown how to 
properly record in field notes the data taken from rod, 
tape, differential level, etc. Students conduct field 
exercises and prepare related reports. Principle subjects 
included are leveling and measurement of angles. 

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 1 120 INFANT/TODDLER DEVELOPMENT- AA 

3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will explore the physical, 
cognitive, 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 facility. 
Carrying out supplementary responsibilities related to 
children's programs is also covered. This course is designed 
primarily for those seeking a Child Development Associate 
(CDA) credential or other child care training. 

CHD 1135 UNDERSTANDING YOUNG 
CHILDREN-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course focuses on building positive self-concept and 
individual strengths in young children. Designed 
primarily for those persons seeking a Child Development 
Associate (CDA) credential or other child care training. 

CHD 1220 INTRODUCTION TO CHILD 
DEVELOPMENT-AA 
3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will examine theoretical 
perspectives of human growth and development from 
prenatal through age eight. Specific attention will be 
given to the infiuence of the family and the environment 
on the developing 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. 



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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, 
speaking, 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 
Associate (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 
orientation 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 examine staff roles, program planning and 
assessment, and interaction with children, families and 
community in a variety 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 relationship 
of curricula with theories of child development, and develop 
a plan to implement a developmentally appropriate 
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 
techniques and behavior management strategies in early 
childhood education. Child-centered approaches, self- 
management 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 
integrate classroom and field experiences in an early 
childhood setting. Students will be responsible for 
planning and carrying out specific activities with young 
children individually and in groups under the supervision 
of qualified personnel and the course instructor. 

EEC 1947 EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM II-AS 

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 
childhood 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. 
Topics include leadership, organization skills, budgeting, 
financial management, marketing, hiring, supervision and 
professional development of a child care center. 
Regulations and resource of national, state and local 
organizations will be addressed. 

EEX 1013 SPECIAL NEEDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION-AS 
3 Class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will explore the variety of 
conditions 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 children succeed, and ways to identify 
and access appropriate 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 
recommendations of health professionals for keeping 
young children healthy, safe and well nourished. Methods 
in which adults can help children develop healthy 
attitudes and practices 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 
determination; analysis of the money and banking system; 
survey of growth theory and policies. Emphasis is placed 
on macroeconomics. 

ECO 2023 ECONOMICS II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course acquaints the student with the structure and 
operation of the market system. Emphasis is placed on 
microeconomics, which is presented not only as a 
formalized logical way of thinking but also as a model 
with which to understand and analyze human behavior. 
Students learn to apply an analytical approach to the study 
of how individuals, businesses and societies deal with the 
ftindamental 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 
education student. It explores the American school 
system, its historical and traditional influences; 
significance of education; educational opportunities; 
educational requirements and standards. 
Required field experience: 15 hours. 



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EDG 2701 TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to the value of diversity in 
American society and its role in the educational system. It 
focuses on providing prospective teachers with 
knowledge about students in our schools who are from 
different ethnic, racial, cultural, and/or linguistic 
backgrounds or who represent other categories of 
diversity. (1) 
Required field experience: 15 hours. 

EDP 2002 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL 
PSVCHOLOGY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course surveys the major theories that influence the 
instructional practices in the modem classroom. This 
course will emphasize the role of the Educational 
Assisting employee working with or in place of the 
regular classroom teacher. 

EME 2040 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL 
TECHNOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides applied instruction in the use of 
technology in an educational setting. Media includes 
computers, information technology, presentation 
technology, and educational software. Ethical, legal, and 
social issues regarding 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 
Emergency 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 Paramedic programs at agencies other than a 
community college or university, and are currently 
Florida certified as an EMT-B or Paramedic. 

EMS 2119 FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY 
MEDICAL CARE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the EMT-Basic 
Certificate Program 
Corequisites: EMS 2119L, EMS 2421, EMS 2411 

Introductory survey of emergency medical services 
including medical-legal-ethical aspects; techniques of 
CPR, extrication, management of trauma and 
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 examination. 

EMS 21 19L FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY 
MEDICAL CARE LAB-AS 

6 laboratory hours 5 Credits 

Corequisites: EMS 2119, EMS 2411, EMS 2421 

This course presents practical applications of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2119 to include medical, 
legal and ethical aspects; techniques of CPR, semi- 
automatic external defibrillation, extrication, management 



of trauma and medical emergencies, and administration of 
appropriate emergency medical care. Discussion and 
application of basic computer skills in the health care 
setting is also covered. 

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 21 19L, EMS 241 1 

This course is designed to provide the EMT-Basic student 
with exposure to pre-hospital emergency medicine. It 
provides 72 seventy-two hours of basic life support 
training with an Advanced Life Support agency and 4 
hours of observation in a 911 Dispatch/Communication 
center. 

EMS 2671 PARAMEDIC IAS 

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. 

EMS 2671L PARAMEDIC I LAB-AS 

12 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Corequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2654 

This course presents practical applications of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2671 to include role of the 
paramedic in the health care delivery system, duties and 
responsibilities. Shock assessment and management, 
medication administration, and IV therapy are also 
covered. 

EMS 2672 PARAMEDIC 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 
documentation. Discussion of the respiratory system and 
assessment/treatment of respiratory distress is also 
covered. 

EMS 2672L PARAMEDIC II LAB-AS 

12 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671L 
Corequisites: EMS 2672, EMS 2654 
This course presents practical applications of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2672 to include advanced 
patient assessment, clinical decisions, communications 
and documentation. Assessment and treatment of the 
respiratory distress patient is also addressed. 



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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; 
identification of dysrhythmia and 12 Lead EKG 
interpretation. Assessment 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 
physiology of the nervous, integumentary and musculo- 
skeletal systems. Pathophysiology and management of 
patients presenting with diseases and trauma to these 
systems, as well as identification and management of 
trauma and medical emergencies are also covered. 

EMS 2675 PARAMEDIC V-AS 

6 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2674, EMS 2655, EMS 2649 
Corequisites: EMS 2675L, EMS 2656 

This course presents information on the reproductive 
system, patient assessment and management of obstetrical 
and gynecological emergencies. Handling of patients with 
special challenges, acute interventions for chronic care 
patients and management of abuse and assault is also 
covered. Upon successfiil completion, students receive a 
certificate of course completion and are eligible to take 
the Florida State Paramedic Certification Examination. 

EMS 2675L PARAMEDIC V LAB-AS 

12 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2674, EMS 2655, EMS 2649 
Corequisites: EMS 2675, EMS 2656 
This course is a practical application of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 2675 to include patient 
assessment and management of obstetrical and 
gynecological emergencies. Assessment based 
management for the medical and trauma patient of all age 
groups. Medical Incident Command, rescue operations, 
hazardous material awareness, and crime scene 
management are also covered. 

EMS 2647 ADVANCED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT-AS 

class hours (80 contact hours) 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671L 
Corequisites: Concurrent Enrollment in the 
Paramedic Certificate Program. 

In this course paramedic students rotate through the 
operating room in a local hospital. The student is 
supervised by an anesthesiologist and/or CRNA while 
observing/performing intubations. A minimum of 30 
successful intubations and/or demonstration of skill 
mastery is required. 

EMS 2649 PARAMEDIC HOSPITAL CLINICALS-AS 

180 contact hours and hospital orientations 4 Credits 
Prerequisites: EMS 2672, EMS 2672L, EMS 2654 
Corequisites: EMS 2673, EMS 2674, EMS 2655 

In this course paramedic students rotate through various 
departments of the local hospitals, performing paramedic 
skills under the direct supervision of the clinical instructor 



and/or assigned preceptor. The EMS Clinical Coordinator 
or designee provides clinical schedules. Students are 
responsible for transportation to and from clinical sites. 

EMS 2654 PARAMEDIC FIELD INTERNSHIP I-AS 

class hours (72 contact hours) 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Paramedic 
Certificate Program. 
Corequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671L 
This course involves ride experiences with an Advanced 
Life Support Provider. It provides the beginning 
paramedic student an opportunity to master basic life 
support skills and therapeutic communications. Seventy- 
two hours of learning experience in a work environment 
are required. Enrollment is restricted to those students 
with concurrent enrollment in the paramedic program. 

EMS 2655 PARAMEDIC FIELD INTERNSHIP HAS 

class hours (72 contact hours) 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2654 
Corequisite: EMS 2673 

This course involves ride experiences with an Advanced 
Life Support Provider. It provides the intermediate 
paramedic student an opportunity to perform advanced 
patient assessments, venous access and medication 
administration. Seventy-two hours of learning experience 
in a work environment are required. Enrollment is 
restricted to those students with concurrent enrollment in 
the paramedic program. 

EMS 2656 PARAMEDIC FIELD INTERNSHIP HI -AS 

16 class hours and 400 contact hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2655 
Corequisites: EMS 2675, EMS 2675L 
This course involves ride experiences with an Advanced 
Life Support Provider. It provides basic and advanced life 
support training with an ALS agency. Four hundred hours 
of learning experience in a work environment are 
required. Enrollment is restricted to those students with 
concurrent enrollment in the paramedic program 

EMS 2990C PARAMEDIC CARDIAC EMERGENCIES- 

AS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 5 Credits 

This course is a combined lecture/clinical course format 
designed to be the sequel to Paramedic IV and will be 
taken with Paramedic V. This course will examine how 
the body's systems work together to maintain homeostasis 
focusing most on emergency situations. Students will 
obtain certifications in Basic Trauma Life Support, 
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric 
Advanced Life Support (PALS). Students will also 
participate in a hospital clinical rotation in the cardiac 
catheterization laboratory. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE 
AND LITERATURE 

AML 2010 LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES I, 
TO 1860-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a sur\'ey 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. 



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AML 2020 LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES II, 
1860 TO PRESENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1 101 

This course is a survey of the literature of the United 
States from the Civil War to the present. It centers on 
authors, texts, and the historical and cultural contexts of 
each period. 

CRW 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 (he 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. Successfiil 
completion of this course requires a grade of 
"C" or better. 

EAP 0300 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/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. Successful 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. 

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, 
SPEECH/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 



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to develop listening and speaking abilities for academic 
purposes. Level: High Intermediate. Successful 
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. 



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. Successfiil 
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, 
SPEECH/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 



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 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 (*) 

6 class hours 6 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 



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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 DEV ELOPING THE PARAGRAPH (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

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

This is a lecture/laboratory course with emphasis on 
grammar usage, capitalization, sentence structure, and 
paragraph development. This course is required for students 
entering the College Preparatory Program who have a basic 
background of the language but need to practice usage, 
mechanics, and organizational skills. Successful completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

ENC 9020 COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory' hour 4 Credits 

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

This is a lecture/laboratory course with emphasis on 
grammatical concepts and usage, punctuation, word 
choice, and paragraph and essay development. This 
course is required of all students who need to develop 
basic writing and thinking skills before entering ENC 
1101. Successful completion 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 (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: Placement Testing, Grade Lower Than 
"C" in ENC 9020, Permission of Associate District 
Dean of Academic Support Programs. 
This course is designed to help students practice and 
improve their writing skills, with special emphasis on 
planning, writing and editing in-class, time-limited 
paragraphs and essays in preparation for success in 
college level courses. Successfiil completion of this 
course requires a grade of "C" or better. A state exit test 
must be passed to exit this course. 

ENC 1101 COMPOSITION I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing into ENC 1101 
or ENC 9020 with a "C" or better; 
and/or ENC 9021 with a "C" or better; 
and/or REA 9003 with a "C" or better; 
and/or EAP 1620 and EAP 1640 with a 'C or better 
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- A A 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of Great Britain 
and its influence on culture from medieval times through 
the late eighteenth century. Readings include selections 
from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and others. (I) 

ENL 2022 BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE H, 
1780 TO PRESENT- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of Great Britain as 
it influenced culture from the early romantic period to the 
present day. Readings include selections from 
Wordsworth, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, and others. (I) 

LIT 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 wirming American 
fiction writers published since 1980. 

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) 

LIT 2120 WORLD LITERATURE II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents a study of great works of literature, 
and recurrent themes and ideas from the late 1 7th century 
through the modem period. (I) 



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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 

(See Science) 

FINANCE 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 



FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 

FFP 1304 FIRE APPARATUS OPERATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

In this course students will discuss driving laws and driving 
techniques for fire equipment; fire pump operations; 
apparatus maintenance; and emergency vehicle operations. 
This course meets part of the course requirements for 
Florida State Pump Operator Certification. 

FFP 1505 FIRE PREVENTION PRACTICES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the principles of fire prevention 
and investigation; a study of fire hazards in various 
occupancies; a review of fire prevention codes; a study of 
procedures and techniques of fire prevention inspection to 
include, recognition and elimination of fire hazards, 
public relations, methods of determining the area of fire 
origin, fire cause, fire spread and location, and 
preservation of evidence. Meets part of the course 
requirements for Fire Inspector I, Fire Officer I, and 
Special Fire Safety Inspector Certification. 

FFP 1510 FIRE CODES & STANDARDS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the codes and standards for 
building construction, which are used to identify and 
prevent design deficiencies responsible for the spread of 
fire, heat, and smoke in existing and new buildings. This 
course meets part of the requirements for Florida State 
Fire Inspector I certification and Special Fire Safety 
Inspector certification. 

FFP 1540 PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of fire protection systems and 
domestic water supply. The operational feature and 
ftincfional characteristics of fire detection and suppression 
systems and devices is studied. Meets part of the course 
requirements for Fire Inspector I, Fire Investigator I, and 
Fire Officer I Certification. 



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. The students will 
learn how an incident command system is organized, the 
types of incident facilities and their purposes, and the 
differences among strike teams, task forces, and single 
resources. This course meets part of the requirements for 
the Florida State Fire Officer 1 Certification. 

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. Students 
will examine the incident management organization for a 
given incident or event, including appropriate procedures 
for establishing command, transferring command, and 
terminating an incident. Students will learn about 
effective incident resource management including 
logistics, finance, administration, and record-keeping, and 
the incident planning processes will be reviewed. This 
course meets part of the requirements for the Florida State 
Fire Officer I Certification. 

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. This course meets part of the requirements 
for the Florida State Fire Officer I Certification. 

FFP 2111 FIRE CHEMISTRY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to address knowledge and skills 
pertaining to chemistry that will be usefiil 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. This course meets part of 
the requirements for Fire Investigator I, Fire Officer II, 
and Fire Inspector II Certification. 



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. This 
course meets part of the requirements for Florida State 
Fire Inspector II Certification. 

FFP 1780 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 2120 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FIRE 
SERVICE-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the various complexities of 
building construction and the effect on fire detection, 
inspection, prevention, safety and suppression; definitions 
and terminology used in construction. The course 
includes a study of the principles of construction that 
affect the behavior of buildings on fire. Meets part of the 
course requirements for Florida State Fire Investigator I, 
Fire Officer I, and Fire Inspector I Certification. 

FFP 2301 FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of how good fire streams are 
developed; a study of properties of water, distribution of 
pressures in dynamic and static systems; friction loss in 



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hoses and pipes, and factors which intluence water loss. 
Meets part ot" the course requirements for Florida State 
Pump Operator Certification. 

2401 HAZ.\RDOUS MATERIALS l-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the chemical characteristics and 
reaction of materials in emergency situations, especially 
themial destruction. These materials may be in the 
storage, handling or transportation stage of industrial 
process. Materials to be studied include flammable 
liquids, combustible solids, radioactive compounds, and 
oxidizing and corrosive materials. 



3 Credits 



2402 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS HAS 

3 class hours 
Prerequisite: FFP 2401 

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

2521 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AND PLAN 
REVIEW-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of aspects of the blueprint reading 
which enable the individual to better perfonn the duties of 
fire inspector. Students will also examine building plan 
reviews. This course meets part of the requirements for 
Florida State Fire Inspector 1 Certification. 

2610 FIRE CAUSE & ORIGIN-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an examination of sources of 
ignition, investigation of structure fires, grass/wild land 
fires, automobile, motor vehicle and ship fires, and 
electrical causes of fires. The student will also examine 
clothing and fabric fires, documentation of the fire scene, 
and the storage and handling of evidence. The course is 
designed to enhance the investigation, detection and 
determination of the cause and origin of fire. This course 
meets part of the requirements for Florida State Fire 
Investigator I and Fire Safety Inspector II Certification. 



FFP 2630 LATENT INVESTIGATIONS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course examines explosives and explosive 
combustion, chemical fires and hazardous materials, and 
resources for investigating fires. The students will also 
study fire-related deaths and injuries, arson as a crime, 
arson law, report writing, courtroom testimony and 
citations. The course is designed to enhance the 
investigation, detection, and detemiination of the cause 
and origin of fire. This course meets part of the 
requirements for the Florida State Fire Investigator II 
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. This 
course is an approved elective for Fire Inspector II and 
Fire Officer II. 



FFP 2720 FIRE COMPANY OFFICER LEADERSHIP-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the basic concepts of fire 
company leadership, including effective communications, 
leadership tools, problem solving, and goal achievement 
of a fire company officer. Emphasis is placed on the role 
and responsibilities of the officer in a fire company 
setting. Meets part of the course requirements for Florida 
State Fire Officer I Certification. 

FFP 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, 
and use of instructional aids. This course meets part of 
Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, Fire Instructor II, and Fire 
Instructor III course requirements for Florida State Fire 
Company officer Certification. 

FFP 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. This course meets part of 
the requirements for Florida State Fire Officer II, Fire 
Instructor II and Fire Instructor III Certification. 

FFP 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. This course 
meets part of the requirements for Florida State Fire 
Officer II Certification. 

FFP 2780 FIRE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to managing fire and rescue 
services, and community fire protection programs. This 
course will cover policy issues and decision making areas, 
including risk management, health, wellness, and injury 
prevention, leadership training, and leadership strategies 
for the political process. This course meets part of the 
requirements for Florida State Fire Officer II 
Certification. 

FFP 2810 FIREFIGHTING TACTIC AND STRATEGY I- 

AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the basic concepts involved in 
firefighting. The student will study fire behavior, 
firefighting fundamentals, principles of extinguishing 
fires, and the importance of pre-planning. Meets part of 
the course requirements for Fire Officer I Certification. 

FFP 281 1 FIREFIGHTING TACTIC AND STRATEGY 
II-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of the basic concepts involved 
in firefighting. Students will examine fire behavior in 
various occupancies, analyze life-safety issues, and study 
basic fire procedures through scenarios and case studies. 






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Students will explore the importance of safety in all aspects 
of fire and rescue operations. Meets part of the course 
requirements for Fire Officer I Certification. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 
~ French ~ 

FRE 1 120 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing with a minimum score of 83 of 
the FCLEPT Sentence SIdlls 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) 

ERE 1121 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ERE 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) 

ERE 2200 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ERE 1121 

This course presents continued training in linguistic skills 
and an introduction to contemporary French life and 
culture. 

ERE 2201 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ERE 2200 

This course continues to present training in linguistic 
skills and an introduction to contemporary French life and 
culture. Major emphasis is placed on fluent 
communication in the French language. 

~ 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 
presented through typical conversation, contemporary 
readings, visual aids and laboratory exercises. (I) 

GER 1121 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 1120 

This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school German. Training in communication skills is 
presented through typical conversation, contemporary 
readings, visual aids and laboratory exercises. (I) 

GER 2200 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 1120-1121 or two years of high 
school German, or permission of instructor. 

This course presents continued training in linguistic skills 
and an introduction to contemporary German life and 
culture. (1) 



GER 2201 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 2200 

This course continues to present training in linguistic 
skills and an introduction to contemporary German life 
and culture. (1) 

~ 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 17 on the ACT 
English 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) 

SPN 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 
culture, and provides an introduction to literary readings. 
Continued emphasis is placed on communication in the 
target language. (I) 

SPN 2221 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: SPN 2200 

This course continues to present further study of language 
and culture, and provides an introduction to literary 
readings. Continued emphasis is placed on 
communication in the target language. (I) 

SPN 2210 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION 
AND COMPOSITION-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: SPN 2201 or equivalent, or permission of 
instructor. 

This course emphasizes oral and written expression in the 
target language and provides a brief review of Spanish 
grammar. (I) 

GEOGRAPHY 

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

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, 
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GERMAN 



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GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS 



GCO 1001 INTRODUCTION TO GOLF COURSE 
INDUSTRY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides an overview of golf and the industry 
that supports golf with an emphasis on employability skills. 

GCO 1201 BASIC GOLF COURSE MECHANICS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a hands-on study of hand tools and power 
shop equipment as they relate to mechanized golf course 
equipment in welding, maintenance of golf course 
equipment, and planning. Emphasis is placed on the 
development of orderly, safe shop procedures and manual 
skill development. 

GCO 1202 BASIC GOLF COURSE MECHANICS HAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GCO 1201 Basic 
Mechanics. The emphasis of this course is placed on 
troubleshooting and repairing two-stroke and four-stroke 
small engines with special reference to internal 
components including carburetion and electrical. 

GCO 121 IC TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTICS IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with an introduction to 
electrical systems as related to turf equipment. The emphasis 
of the class is placed on identifying, troubleshooting, and 
repairing electrical system components including ignition, 
starter systems, and alternators. Use of electrical diagnostic 
equipment to facilitate troubleshooting and repair of 
components is also covered. 

GCO 1212C TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSTICS HAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GCO 1211 Turf 

an emphasis on 
repairing fuel and 
train, and system 
equipment. Use of 
troubleshooting and 



Equipment Diagnostics I, with 
identifying, troubleshooting, and 
lubricating systems, the power 
hydraulics as they relate to turf 
diagnostic equipment to facilitate 
repair of components is also covered. 



GCO 1220 TURF EQUIPMENT SHARPENING AND 
GRINDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to sharpening and grinding techniques, 
adjustment techniques, and basic safety issues as related 
to reel type mowers and rotary type mowers used in turf 
management industry. The emphasis of this class is 
placed on implementing modem shop equipment to 
facilitate the sharpening/grinding process. 

GCO 1242 TURF EQUIPMENT PAINTS AND 
PAINTING-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 



introduction to paints and painting as they relate to turf 
maintenance equipment. The emphasis of this course is 
placed on selecting the proper paints and painting 
techniques for the job at hand, and on safety practices 
related to painting. 

GCO 1252C TURF EQUIPMENT WELDING-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to welding using both gas and electric arc 
techniques. The course emphasizes the selection of proper 
welding equipment for the job at hand and proper welding 
safety. Brazing and soldering are also covered. 

GCO 1400 PRINCIPLES OF TURFGRASS 
SCIENCE I-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

GCO 1403 PRINCIPLES OF TURFGRASS 
SCIENCE II-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of Principles of Turfgrass 
Science I. The emphasis of this course is placed on 
introducing, identifying, and discussing all of the major 
relevant turfgrass cultural practices, such as mowing, 
fertilizing, irrigating, and managing pests. 

GCO 1611 GOLF COURSE SHOP MANAGEMENT IAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to basic shop management practices. This 
course focuses on identifying and selecting shop tools, using 
and organizing basic shop equipment, maintaining stock 
inventory, and operating turf care equipment properly. 

GCO 1612 GOLF COURSE SHOP MANAGEMENT II-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GC01611 Golf Course 
Shop Management 1. This course emphasizes the devel- 
opment and implementation of preventive maintenance, 
practices for turf care equipment. Also emphasized is the 
development of training plans and programs for turf 
equipment employees, and the development and design of 
maintenance facility shop components. 

GCO 1743 GOLF COURSE DESIGN AND 
CONSTRUCTION-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the basic elements, concepts, and 
principles of golf course design and constmction. The 
course emphasizes the master planning and 
developmental execution of a new golf course project, as 
well as pertinent redesign and reconstruction issues. 



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GCO 1942 FIELD TRAINING IN TURF EQUIPMENT 
MANAGEMENT-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: Satisfactory compietion of all other 
classes. 

Field training is an internship experience which provides 
students with real-world turf equipment technology 
experience. The emphasis of this course is placed on the 
application of theoretical classroom concepts taught in 
other turf equipment classes. 

GCO 2431 IRRIGATION AND DRAIN AGE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to turfgrass irrigation practices and the 
fundamental concepts and principles of soil drainage. The 
class emphasizes turfgrass water use requirements and the 
use of computerized irrigation scheduling systems to 
distribute and conserve water. The course also 
emphasizes modem drainage techniques to remove excess 
water. 

GCO 2441 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF I: INSECT PESTS OF TURF-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the modem methods of controlling and 
managing the major categories of insects and nematodes 
that are traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The 
course emphasizes the identification and behavioral 
characteristics of insect pests and nematodes, as well as 
specific integrated pest management strategies. 

GCO 2442 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF 11: DISEASES OF TURF-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the modem methods of controlling and 
managing the major categories of turfgrass diseases that 
are traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The 
course emphasizes identification of pathogens of 
turfgrass, the etiology of turfgrass diseases, and specific 
integrated pest management strategies. 

GCO 2450 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF III: WEED SCIENCE FOR TURF-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the modem methods of controlling and 
managing the major categories of weeds that are 
traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The course 
emphasizes the identification and behavioral 
characteristics of weed pests of turfgrass, as well as 
specific integrated pest management strategies. 

GCO 2500 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN GOLF 
COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND 
MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the current environmental issues and 
considerations that affect the golf course industry. The 
emphasis of the course is placed on defining what the 
environment is and how it may be impacted by each of 
the major elements of basic golf course operations. 



Important concepts to be discussed include mitigation and 
management strategies that are designed to effectively 
minimize and/or eliminate golf course related impacts to 
the environment. 

GCO 2601 APPLIED MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND 
CALCULATIONS FOR TURF 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 
pesticides. The class will emphasize the basic concepts of 
applied agricultural chemistry as well as math formulas 
for determining surface areas, volumes, and chemical 
dilutions. 

GCO 2602 APPLIED MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND 
CALCULATIONS FOR TURF 11-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 
industry materials such as fertilizers and pesticides. The 
class will emphasize the basic concepts of applied 
agricultural chemistry as well as math formulas for 
determining surface areas, volumes, and chemical 
dilutions. 

GCO 2632 GOLF COURSE ORGANIZATION AND 
ADMINISTRATION IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an in-depth study of golf course 
management practices; budgeting; record keeping; 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 
related organizational and administrative functions and 
duties 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 various 
plant materials and their application to golf courses. 
Prepares students to select appropriate plant materials for 
specific situations and to make decisions concerning the 
preservation or removal of native plant materials as they 
occur in the existing or proposed landscape. 

GCO 2931 TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive, real- 
world review and discussion of the important concepts 
and ideas presented in core classes. Students interact 
directly with guest speakers and industry experts 
regarding the review of current core class issues within 
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SOS 1005 BIOLOGY OF TURF SOILS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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

SOS 1401 PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF TURF 
SOILS-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the basic physical and chemical principles 
of turfgrass soils, such as the movement of water and air 
through soil. The class emphasizes the characterization of 
soils as a growing medium for turfgrass according to 
basic physical and chemical nature of the soil. 

SOS 2102 SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZERS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to soil fertility and turfgrass nutrition. The 
class emphasizes turfgrass nutrition needs and the 
identification and implementation of fertilizers and other 
soil amendments to provide adequate nutrition for the 
various kinds of turfgrasses. 

HISTORY 

AMH 2010 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 
TO 1865-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey of U.S. history from settlement through the 
Civil War. Emphasis will be on the development of 
American social, political, and economic throughout that 
time period. 

AMH 2020 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 1865 TO 
PRESENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey of U.S. history from Reconstruction to the 
present. Emphasis will be on the development of 
American social, political and economic institutions 
through that time period. 

AMH 2070 FLORIDA HISTORY-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents Florida history from the age of 
discovery to the present. 

AMH 2091 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the Black American experience 
from its earliest roots in the high civilizations of Africa 
through present times. Special emphasis is given to the 
unique nature of that experience, the structural problems 
and potential of the Black community, and the study of 
the contributions and thought of outstanding African- 
American men and women. (I) 

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 introduces people, issues, and events, and covers the 
general American history periods from cultural and 
political aspects. 

AMH 2931 WOMEN IN U.S. HISTORY 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Studies the roles of American women in the nation's 
development. It introduces people, issues, and events, and 
covers the general American history periods from cultural 
and political aspects. The course focuses on women's 
participation in national development, and the reactions 
to, and the results of women's participation. 

EUH 1000 THE WESTERN TRADITION I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a survey course which covers the history of the 
Western World from the earliest civilizations of the 
Middle East through the Age of Exploration and the 
Renaissance. It emphasizes political, social, economic, 
religious and cultural aspects. 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) 

WOH1012 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 

TO 1500-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a compact survey of the evolution of 
civilization from early times to 1500. All major areas and 
countries are included. Europe, the Middle East, Asia, 
Africa, India, China, Japan, and North, Central and South 
America receive appropriate emphasis. The major focus 
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-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the history of the world from 
1500 to 1815. Emphasis is placed on the political, 
economic, social, and intellectual aspects of world history 
during this period. Subjects include European exploration 
and colonization; the emergence of the nation-state, great 
modem revolutions; the Enlightenment; the French 
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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) 

WOH1030 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 1815 
TO PRESENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A siu^ey 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 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) 

HORTICULTURE 

ORH 1008C INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE- AS 

2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introductory coverage of the 
ftmction and use of omamental 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, 
including 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 governing rights of clients are examined. The 
community resources available for dealing with 
alcoholics and other dmg abusers are identified, along 
with appropriate methods for the utilization of these 
resources. 

HUS 2111 BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: HUS 1001 or permission of instructor. 

In this course emphasis is placed on the encouragement of 
personal growth and the development of fundamental 
interpersonal helping skills, as well as the promotion of 
knowledge of styles of helping fostered in a variety of 
human service settings. 



HUS 2404 WORKING WITH ALCOHOLICS AND 
OTHER DRUG ABUSERS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides both theoretical information and 
practical application of counseling techniques which have 
been effective in working with alcoholics and other dmg 
abusing clients. Through role playing, readings, stmctured 
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 2211 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: THE ANCIENT 
WORLD THROUGH THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD- 
AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is 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 prehistoric age through the end of the 
medieval period, as well as the cultures of Asia, Africa 
and the contemporary Americas. This course is termed a 
writing intensive course. If completed with a grade of 
"C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate 
competence in written communications. 

HUM 2235 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: THE 
RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE AGE OF 
REASON-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is 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 Renaissance through the Enlightenment, as 
well as the cultures of Asia, Africa and the contemporary 
Americas. This course is termed a writing intensive 
course. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this 
course serves to demonstrate competence in written 
communications. (I) 

HUM 2250 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES: THE ROMANTIC 
ERA THROUGH THE PRESENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 credits 

This course is 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 Romanticism to the present, as well as the 
cultures of Asia, Africa and the contemporary Americas. 
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If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence in written 
communications. 

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 temied 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) 

HUM 2931 INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN HUMANITIES- 
AA 

3 class hours 3 credits 

This course examines dominant ideas and arts in south 
and east Asian cultures expressed in philosophy, 
literature, art, architecture, and music. Content focuses on 
India, China, and Japan, and covers the period from 
earliest civilization to the present. 

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 infonnation resources of value in 
college research. Through the use of finding tools and 
informational resources on the Internet, students develop 
increased skills in identifying, using and evaluating 
electronic information resources. Classroom activities and 
practical experience in using the Internet provide students 
with basic research skills necessary for information 
literacy in today's world. 

INTERNET SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 



LEGAL ASSISTING 



(See Paralegal Studies) 



MARINE SCIENCE 



(See Science) 



MATHEMATICS 



(See Computer Programming and Analysis) 

JOURNALISM 

(See Media) 



MAT 9002 BASIC MATHEMATICS (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

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

This course prepares students for algebra by covering 
basic mathematical skills. The student learns to add, 
subtract, multiply, and divide, and apply those skills to 
the real number system. The student also learns to solve 
problems with percents. All of the aforementioned topics 
will incorporate word problems. Successful completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

MAT 9012 DEVELOPMENTAL ALGEBRA I (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, MAT 9002, Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs 

The purpose of this course is to prepare the student for 
success in MAT 9020, Developmental Algebra II. This 
course is designed to provide students who have little or 
no algebra background with knowledge of the basic 
concepts of algebra and the skills required to apply these 
concepts. Topics covered include signed numbers, 
algebraic expressions, linear equations, exponents, and 
polynomials. Successful completion of this course 
requires a grade of "C" or better. 

MAT 9020 DEVELOPMENTAL ALGEBRA II (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, MAT 9012, Permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs 

This course will prepare the student for success in MAT 
1033, Intermediate Algebra. This course is a continuation 
of MAT 9012, Developmental Algebra I. It is designed to 
complete a sequence in Elementary Algebra. Topics 
covered include factoring polynomials, graphing, 
quadratic equations, rational and radical expressions. 
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 (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

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

This course prepares the student for success in MAT 
1033, Intermediate Algebra. Topics covered include 
signed numbers, algebraic expressions, exponents, 
polynomials, factoring polynomials, graphing, linear and 
quadratic equations, and rational and radical expressions. 
Word problems and critical thinking skills are topics and 
concepts used throughout the course. Successful 
completion of this course requires a grade of "C" or 
better. A state exit test must be passed to exit this course. 



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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 prepare the student for MAC 1105 and 
provide a strong algebra foundations for higher level math 

MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of 
"C", or Testing 

Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, radical, 
exponential, and logarithmic fiinctions. Graphing and 
applications 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 mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1106 COMBINED COLLEGE ALGEBRA/ 
PRECALCULUS-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 
Prerequisites: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of 
"B", or Testing 

This course covers major topics to include: functions and 
relations including domain and range, operations on 
functions, and inverse functions' polynomial, rational and 
other equations and inequalities; exponential and 
logarithm functions, their properties and piecewise- 
defmed functions' conic sections; sequences and series; 
applications such as curve fitting, modeling, optimization, 
and exponential and logarithmic growth and decay; 
mathematical induction; binomial theorem and 
application. Graphing and applications are emphasized. 
A graphing calculator is required. Credit is not given for 
both MAC 1106 and either MAC 1105 or 1140. If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence for the general 
education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1140 PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of 
"C" 

An algebra course designed to prepare students to enter 
either engineering or calculus courses. Topics covered 
include exponential and logarithmic fiinctions, 
polynomial, rational functions, conic sections, sequences 
and series, mathematical induction, the binomial theorem, 
and matrices. A graphing calculator is required. If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence for the general 
education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1114 TRIGONOMETRY- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of 
"C" 

Topics in this class include the real number system, 
circular functions, trigonometric functions, inverse 
relations and fiinctions, 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 concurrently with MAC 1 140.) If 
completed with a grade of "C" or better, this course 
serves to demonstrate competence for the general 
education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1147 PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA/ 
TRIGONOMETRY-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of 
"C" 

This course is designed for students with strong 
mathematical backgrounds who need a refresher course 
before beginning the Calculus sequence. Topics covered 
are a combination of topics from MAC 1 1 40 and MAC 
1114. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this 
course serves to demonstrate competence for the general 
education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 2233 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND 
LIFE SCIENCES-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of 
"C" or MAC1140 with a minimum grade of "C" 

This course is designed for students in business and 
related studies who need calculus but not trigonometry. 
Included is a review of equations and inequalities and 
their applications, fiinctions and graphs, exponential and 
logarithmic fiinctions. Major topics include mathematics 
of finance, limits and continuity, differentiation and 
integration and applications of these. A graphing 
calculator is required. If completed with a grade of "C" or 
better, this course serves to demonstrate competence for 
the general education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 2311 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC 
GEOMETRY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 or MAC 
1147 with a minimum grade of "C" 

This course is designed for students majoring in science, 
mathematics or engineering. Topics covered include limits, 
differentiation, integration of algebraic, trigonometric, 
logarithmic and exponential fiinctions 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 fiinctions, special 
techniques of integration, improper integrals, sequences, 
infinite series, and analytic geometry in three-dimensional 
space. A graphing calculator is required. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence for the general education 
mathematics requirement. 



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MAC 2313 CALCLLUS WITH ANALYTIC 
GEOMETR^ Ill-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 2312 with a minimum grade of 
"C" or permission of instructor 

This course includes study of linear systems and matrices, 
partial derivatives, multiple integration, line integrals, 
polar coordinates, and vectors in the plane. A graphing 
calculator is required. If completed with a grade of "C" or 
better, this course serves to demonstrate competence for 
the general education mathematics requirement. 

MAP 2302 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 2312 or permission of instructor 

This course presents methods of solutions for first order 
equations. Selected applications also covered are Linear 
equations, Laplace transforms, and series solutions. A 
graphing calculator is required. If completed with a grade 
of "C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate 
competence for the general education mathematics 
requirement. 

MGF 1106 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS I-AA 
3 Class Hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAT 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 H-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 Tl GRAPHING CALCULATORS-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Required graphing calculator 

This is an introductory course in using the Texas 
Instrument graphing calculators. No previous knowledge 
of the calculator is expected or required. This course is 
especially appropriate for those who wish to take 
advantage of the advanced features of the TI Series 
calculators. This course may be offered as a workshop 
class or in a distance learning format. 



STA 2023 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of 
"C" or Testing 

An introductory course in statistics covering topics in 
parametric and non-parametric statistics. Topics include: 
descriptive measures, probability, statistical inference and 
decisions-making, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression 
and correlational analysis, probability distributions, sampling 
distributions, use of electronic calculators, interpretations of 
computer printouts, and non-parametric test procedures. A 
graphing calculator is required. If completed with a grade of 
"C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate competence 
for the general education inathematics requirement. 

MEDIA: JOURNALISM 

JOU 1 100 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. 






3 Credits 

opportunities, and 



MMCIOOO SURVEY OF MASS 

COMMUNICATIONS-AA (**) 
3 class hours 

This course presents requirements, 
responsibilities 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 
applicable to string instruments. 

MUE 1450 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents basic principles and techniques of 
tone production, literature, reading and transposition 
applicable to woodwind instruments. 

MUE 1460 BRASS TECHNIQUES-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents basic principles and techniques of 
tone production, literature, reading and transposition 
applicable to brass instruments. 

MUE 1470 PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents basic principles and techniques of 
tone production, literature, reading and transposition 
applicable to percussion instruments. 

MUH 2018 JAZZ HISTORY AND APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces jazz styles from a historical 
perspective. Lectures highlight the general characteristics 
of various jazz styles and artists, and focus on listening 
skills which aid in an appreciation of jazz. (I) 

MUL 1110 MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the materials, literature and practices 
of music, and consideration of its aesthetic purposes and 
social function. Development of listening skills and 
criteria of judgment is also presented. (I) 



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MUM 2700 MUSIC BUSINESS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introduction to the structure of the 
music business and the entertainment industry. Emphasis 
is placed on contemporary business practices. Topics 
include careers in the recording and performing fields, 
retail music merchandising, publishing, song writing and 
arranging, arts and artist management, professional 
organizations, copyright law and career development. 

MUN nZOt, 2120t CONCERT BAND-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

The course emphasizes the study and performance of 
literature written for the modem concert band. The 
ensemble is open to all students. (Band students 
transferring as music majors are encouraged to enroll.) 

MUN I210t, 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 
orchestral 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 
of choral literature, with training in fundamentals of 
singing. 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 
Ensemble MUN 1410, 2410; Woodwind Ensemble MUN 
1420, 2420; Brass Ensemble MUN 1430, 2430; 
Percussion 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 
performance of literature for the modem big jazz band. 
Auditions are held for placement in performing or 
preparatory group. 

MUN 2121 1 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 
students. Band students transferring as music majors are 
encouraged to enroll. 



MUN 22nt 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 
literature. Ensemble open to all students and community 
members. 

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 
performing 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 
reading and performance of music, including principles of 
notation, scales, triads, rhythms, and interpretive 
markings. 

MUT lint 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 1111 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 hannonic dictation, 
and error detection in diatonic musical examples. It is 
intended that MUT 1 1 12 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2116t MUSIC THEORY IH-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MUT 1111/1112 or permission of 
professor. 

This course presents modulation using diatonic and 
chromatic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, 
introduction to atonal analysis and twelve-tone 
techniques, and the study of musical fonus. It is intended 
that MUT 2246 be taken concurrently. 



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MUX 21171 MUSIC THEORY IV-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MUT 2116 

This course presents modulation using diatonic and 
chromatic hamiony, twentieth-century tonal practices, 
introduction to atonal analysis and twelve-tone 
techniques, and the study of musical fonns. 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 singing, 
melodic and harmonic dictation, and error detection. It is 
intended that MUT 2 1 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 2641 1 INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ 
IMPROVISATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MUT 1121, 1122 or permission of 
instructor. 

This course provides an ensemble experience with 
emphasis on scales, chord structures, rhythmic patterns 
and chord progression-ordinarily a further development of 
the Jazz Ensemble experience. 

MVK 111 It CLASS PIANO I, II-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents elementary instruction in piano, 
emphasis on music reading, piano techniques, and piano 
literature. 

MVK 2121t CLASS PIANO III, IV-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: MVK 1111 and permission of 
instructor. 

Continuation of MVK 1111. 

MVS 1 1 1 It CLASS GUITAR I, II-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course presents elementary instruction in guitar, 
emphasis on music reading, fundamental guitar 
techniques and guitar literature. 

M W 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 
literature. MUT 1121 and/or MVK 1111 recommended 
concurrently. 

MVV 2121t CLASS VOICE (Sophomore)-AA (**) 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: MVV 1111 and permission of 
instructor. 

Continuation of MVV 1111. 



1-2 Credits 
permission of 



MVB 1 21 1-MVW 2325 APPLIED MUSIC 
INSTRUCTION-AA 
Prerequisites: MVV 1111 and 
instructor. 

Applied Music is individual one-on-one voice or 
instrumental instruction which may be arranged for ECC 
degree-seeking students of advanced accomplishments, 
especially those actively enrolled in the Edison's music 
program. Thirty minutes of private instruction per week 
equals one credit hour. It is recommended that music majors 
take weekly lessons in their principle instruments. Seats in 
applied music classes are limited. Permission of the District 
Dean of Humanities Communications and Social Science is 
required. These lessons are not intended for beginners. 

1 . Full-time music majors have first priority. 

2. Full-time (12 hours) degree-seeking students have 
second priority; students who need a one-credit-hour 
course to "fill" their load do not qualify, nor do those 
who are just learning to play an instrument. 

3. Dual enrollment students and part-time students who 
are likely to become full-time have third priority. 

4. Community members have fourth option on 
remaining seats, exclusive of those who have repeated a 
course more than once. 

All students enrolled in applied music lessons must 
receive approval and certification of demonstrated advanced 
accomplishment by the professor, the written permission of 
the District Dean, and must show evidence of having 
enrolled in an ensemble. The written permission shall 
designate the criteria (1, 2, 3 or 4 as listed above) under 
which the student is granted approval. Students must be 
accommodated in priority order, i.e. criteria one students 
have first priority, then criteria two students, etc. A form 
will be provided for this process. 

Baritone Horn Guitar 

Bassoon Harpsichord 

Cello Horn 

Clarinet Oboe 

Flute Organ 

Students enrolled in Applied Music are expected to 
enroll in a performance ensemble (choir, orchestra, jazz 
ensemble or concert band). 

- Applied Music Course Numbers - 



Percussion 


Trumpet 


Piano 


Tuba 


Saxophone 


Viola 


String Bass 


Violin 


Trombone 


Voice 



BARITONE HORN 

MVB 1214t 
MVB 1314t 
MVB 2224t 
MVB 2324t 
BASSOON 
MVW 1214t 
MVW 1314t 
MVW 2224t 
MVW 2324t 
OBOE 
MVW 1212t 
MVW 13I2t 
MVW 2222t 
MVW 23221 
ORGAN 
MVK 1213t 
MVK1313t 
MVK 2223t 
MVK 2323t 



CELLO 

MVS 1213t 
MVS I313t 
MVS 2223t 
MVS 2323t 
CLARINET 
MVW 1213t 
MVW1313t 
MVW 2223t 
MVW 2323t 
TRUMPET 
MVB 121 It 
MVB 1311t 
MVB 222 It 
MVB 232 It 
TUBA 
MVB 1215t 
MVB 1315t 
MVB 2225t 
MVB 2325t 



FLUTE 

MVW 121 It 
MVW 1311t 
MVW2221t 
MVW2321t 
HARPSICHORD 
MVK1212t 
MVK1312t 
MVK 2222t 
MVK 2322t 
SAXOPHONE 
MVW1215t 
MVW1315t 
MVW 2225t 
MVW 2325t 
STRING BASS 
MVS 1214t 
MVS 1314t 
MVS 2224t 
MVS 2324t 



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PERCUSSION 

MVP 12111 

MVP 131 It 

MVP2221t 

MVP2321t 

PIANO 

MVK1211t 

MVK 13111 

MVK2221t 

MVK 232 It 

TROMBONE 

MVB1213t 

MVB1313t 

MVB 2223t 

MVB 2323t 



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 



VIOLIN 

MVS1211t 
MVS 131 It 
MVS 222 It 
MVS 232 It 
VOICE 
MVV1211t 
MVV 131 It 
MW2221t 
MW2321t 



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 iiiglier or 
STA 2023, acceptance to Nursing Program 
Corequisites: NUR 1142 

This course is one of the first nursing courses in the 
curriculum. The student is introduced to the client and to 
the health care environment, the nature of professional 
nursing, and professional standards in nursing practice. 
Basic concepts related to communication, family systems, 
recognition of cultural diversity, stress and adaptation, 
caring, ethical and legal issues, client education and 
teaching are introduced. Other topics addressed include: 
medical terminology, critical thinking and the nursing 
process, test taking, the NCLEX examination, and other 
available resources 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, 
NUR 1023L, NUR 1061C 

In this course students are introduced to the practice of 
the Associate Degree nurse and the role as provider of 
care, manager of care, and professional within the 
discipline of nursing. Using the nursing process, students 
begin to assess human needs and the actual or potential 
problems that interfere with the client's ability to meet 
these basic needs. Students learn fundamental, technical, 
and interpersonal skills. This course requires some basic 
computer skills and WebCT. The instructor will 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 1022L FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 
CLINICAL-AS 

6 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: BSC 1094C, ENC 1101, NUR 1022, NUR 
1023L,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. Learning experiences include discussion, 
assigned readings, class demonstrations, and videos. This 
course may require some basic computer skills and 
WebCT. 

NUR 1061 HEALTH ASSESSMENT-AS 

2 class hours 2 credit hours 
Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Corequisites: ENC 1101, NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 
1061L, BSC 1094C, NUR 1023L 

This course presents an introduction to the concepts and 
skills of health assessment with a focus on normal 
physical assessment findings. The course is designed to 
assist students to integrate observations, inferences, and 
relationships among patient data when performing health 
assessments. Students will learn to apply various 
communication 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 practice, students will 
be prepared to take complete health histories, perform 
physical examinations, and record data from same. 

NUR 1061L HEALTH ASSESSMENT-AS 

3 laboratory hours 1 credit 
Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Corequisites ENC 1101, NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1061, 
BSC 1094C, NUR 1023L 

This course presents an introduction to the concepts and 
skills of health assessment with a focus on normal 
physical assessment findings. The course is designed to 
assist students to integrate observations, inferences, and 
relationships among patient data when performing health 
assessments. Students will learn to apply various 
communication techniques to gather information 
regarding a client; and perform head to toe examinations. 
Students will be prepared to take complete health 
histories, perform physical examinations, and record data 
from same. Laboratory practicum is provided for the 
development of these physical skills. 

NUR 1062 HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND SKILLS-AS 

2 class hours 2 credits 

Prerequisites: ENC 1101, BSC 1093C, BSC 1094C, 
MAC 1105 or higher or STA 2023, 
Nursing Mobility Exam (as required), A Florida 
certiflcate or license as a Paramedic, Respiratory 
Therapist (RRT), Cardiovascular Technician (RCVT), 
or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. 
Paramedics, RRTs, and RCVTs must be Florida 
certifled nursing assistants. 



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Corcquisites: NUR 1062L, NUR 1932, NUR 1204L, 
PSY 2012, DEP 2004, NUR 1204 

This course is part of the first semester in the Advanced 
Placement Nursing Program. Enrolled students are 
licensed practical nurses (LPN), paramedics, respiratory 
therapists (RT), and cardiovascular technologists (CVT). 
The course has a dual focus: ( 1 ) to assist students to 
integrate observations, inferences, and relationships in 
performing health assessment, and (2) to become 
proficient in technical skills at the level required for 
professional nursing. 

Students will leam communication techniques necessary 
to gather information regarding a client, physical 
assessment techniques needed to examine a client from 
head-to-toe, and procedures required for patient care. 



NUR 1062L HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND SKILLS 
PRACTICUM-AS 

3 laboratory hours 1 credit hours 

Prerequisites: ENC 1101, BSC 1093C, BSC 1094C, 
MAC 1 105 or higher or ST A 2023, 
Nursing Mobility Exam (as required), A Florida 
certificate or license as a Paramedic, Respiratory 
Therapist (RRT), Cardiovascular Technician (RCVT), 
or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. 
Paramedics, RRTs, and RCVTs must be Florida 
certified nursing assistants. 

Corcquisites: NUR 1062, NUR 1932, NUR 1204L, PSY 
2012, DEP 2004, NUR 1204 

This course is part of the first semester in the Advanced 
Placement Nursing Program. Enrolled students are 
licensed practical nurses (LPN), paramedics, respiratory 
therapists (RT), and cardiovascular technologists (CVT). 
The course has a dual focus: ( 1 ) to assist students to 
integrate observations, inferences, and relationships in 
performing health assessment, and (2) to become 
proficient in technical skills at the level required for 
professional nursing. 

Students will learn communication techniques necessary 
to gather information regarding a client, physical 
assessment techniques needed to examine a client from 
head-to-toe, and procedures required for patient care. 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, 

Corcquisites: ENC 1101, BSC 1094C, NUR 1010 
Medication administration requires specialized 
knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills based on the 
principles of pharmacology. The focus of this course is to 
introduce the student to the nurse's role in the delivery 
and maintenance of safe and efficient drug treatment. 
Basic concepts of medication management are introduced. 
Content includes drug actions, systems of delivery, routes 
of administration, factors affecting drug action, ethical 
and legal concepts related to drug administration, and 
calculating medication dosages. This course may require 
some basic computer skills and WebCT. The instructor 
will demonstrate WebCT in class. 



NUR 1204 TRANSITIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 
Advanced Placement Sequence Only 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 5 Credits 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101, BSC 1093C, BSC 1094C, 
MAC 1 105 or higher. Nursing Mobility Exam (as 
required), a Florida certificate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), 
Cardiovascular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed 
Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, RRTs, 
and RCVTs must be Florida certified nursing 
assistants. 

Corcquisites: NUR 1932, NUR 1204L, PSY 2012, DEP 
2004, NUR 1062C 

This transitional course introduces the student to the 
Nursing Program's philosophy, conceptual framework, 
and outcomes. The course includes content on the nursing 
process, legal and ethical issues, and expanded clinical 
skills. Using the nursing process, students assess human 
needs, alterations of human needs, and nursing 
interventions necessary to meet these needs. The student 
is introduced to the role of provider of care, manager of 
care, and professional within the discipline of nursing. 
The course utilizes experiences in the classroom, and 
clinical facilities to address nursing care of clients in 
acute care settings. 

NUR 1204L TRANSITIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS 
CLINICAL-AS 

6 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: ENC 1101, BSC 1093C, BSC 1094C, 
MAC 1105 or higher. Nursing Mobility Exam (as 
required), a Florida certificate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), 
Cardiovascular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed 
Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, RRTs, 
and RCVTs must be Florida certified nursing 
assistants. 

Corcquisites: NUR 1932, NUR 1204, PSY 2012, DEP 
2004, NUR 1062C 

Using the nursing process, students assess human needs, 
alterations in human needs, and nursing interventions 
necessary to meet these needs. The student is introduced 
to the role of provider of care, manager of care, and 
member of the discipline of nursing. The course utilizes 
experiences in the clinical facilities to address nursing 
care of clients in acute care settings. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class, if used. 

NUR 1211 ADULT NURSING I-AS 

4 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 7 Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1023L, ENC 
1101, BSC 1094C, NUR 1142, NUR 1061C 
Corcquisites: DEP 2004, NUR 121 IL, 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 alterations in health. Application of theory to 
practice is emphasized. Knowledge, techniques, and skills 
related to promoting, restoring, and maintaining health are 
taught. Learning experiences include the following: 
lecture-discussion and a scholarly paper. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT if used. 
The instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class. 



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NUR 121 IL ADULT NURSING 1 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. 



knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills based on the 
principles of pharmacology. The focus of this course is to 
assist the student in applying knowledge of pharmacology 
and the nursing process to direct nursing decisions 
relative to safe drug administration and to ensure 
compliance with standards of practice. This course 
focuses on identification of drug classifications, drug 
interactions, calculation of dosages and solutions and 
application of the nursing process to clinical situations. 
This course may require some basic computer skills and 
WebCT. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT in class 
if used. 



NUR 1511 INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH 
CONCEPTS IN NURSING-AS 

1 class hour 1 credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L 
orNUR1204/1204L 

This course, the first in a series of three devoted to mental 
health nursing, assists students to refine communication 
skills introduced in earlier nursing courses and to develop 
a beginning understanding of the dynamics of human 
behavior, as applied in mental health nursing and in the 
psychosocial sphere of general nursing care. Select 
mental health experiences and activities will be 
incorporated into NUR 121 IL, Aduh Nursing I (Basic 
Nursing students) or NUR 2424L, Maternal Nursing 
Concepts (Advanced Placement Nursing students). These 
clinical learning experiences will provide students with 
the opportunity to further develop their roles as provider 
of care, manager of care, and professional within the 
discipline of nursing. NUR 1511 may require students to 
utilize basic computer skills and computer-assisted 
instruction. 

NUR 1932 NURSING SEMINAR-ADVANCED 
PLACEMENT-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 
Prerequisites: MAC 1105 or higher, BSC 1093C, BSC 
1094C, ENC 1101, Nursing Mobility Exam (as 
required) A Florida certificate or license as a 
Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RRT), 
Cardiovascular Technician (RCVT), or Licensed 
Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. Paramedics, 
RRT's, and RCVT's must be Florida certified nursing 
assistants.) 

Corequisites: NUR 1204/1204L, PSY 2012, DEP 2004, 
NUR 1062C 

This course introduces the student to concepts relevant to 
the nursing care provided in acute and long term care 
facilities. Students work individually and in groups on 
assignments pertaining to: cultural diversity, nursing 
process, nursing care plans, pharmacology, ethical-legal 
implications, and the teaching-learning process. This 
course may require some basic computer skills and 
WebCT if used. The instructor will demonstrate WebCT 
in class. 

NUR 2140 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGICAL 
CONCEPTS-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 1142, NUR 1010, NUR 
1022/1022L, NUR 1023L, NUR 1061C, NUR 1062C, 
NUR 1 204/1 204L, NUR 1932 or professor, program 
coordinator or director's permission. 
Corequisites: None 

Medication administration requires specialized 



NUR 2260 ADVANCED ADULT NURSING II-AS 

3 class hours, 4 laboratory hours 7 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2424/2424L, NUR 
2310/2310L, NUR 151 1, NUR 2523 
Corequisites: NUR 2810/2810L, NUR 2260L, NUR 
2530 

This course is an integrated study of complicated 
alterations in health in the adult client. It includes 
theoretical concepts relevant to adults experiencing 
complex medical/surgical health alterations, and the goal 
of restoration or maintenance of health. This course may 
require some basic computer skills and WebCT. The 
instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2260L ADVANCED ADULT NURSING II 
CLINICAL-AS 

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 fiirther develop their roles as providers of 
care, managers of care, and professionals within the 
discipline of nursing. This course may require some basic 
computer skills and WebCT. The instructor may 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2310 PEDIATRIC NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 

2 Class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 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 

A developmental approach is utilized to study the nursing 
care of the child from birth through adolescence. 
Emphasis is on wellness, growth and development, and 
the nursing care of the child with alterations in health. 
This course may require some basic computer skills and 
WebCT. The instructor may demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2310L PEDIATRIC NURSING CLINICAL-AS 

6 clinical hours credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1204/1204L or NUR 1211/121 IL, 
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 
opportunity to develop his/her role as provider of care, 
manager of care, and professional within the discipline of 
nursing as it relates to the care of children. 



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NUR 2424 MATERNAL NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 

2 Class hours, 1 laboratory hour 3 Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR I211/i211L or NUR 1204/I204L, 
NUR 1511 (Basic) DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Corequisites: NUR 2310/2310L, NUR 151 1 (AP), NUR 
2424L 

This course focuses on the nursing care of childbearing 
women and their families through all stages of pregnancy 
and childbirth, as well as care of the newborn. Emphasis 
is on the process of labor, birth, and recovery, teaching 
about pregnancy, and parenting skills. Women's health 
issues are also discussed. This course may require some 
basic computer skills and WebCT. The instructor may 
demonstrate WebCT in class. 

NUR 2424L MATERNAL NURSING CLINICAL-AS 

3 clinical hours Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 1211/1211L or NUR 1204/1204L, 
NUR 151 1 (Basic) DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Corequisites: NUR 2310/2310L, NUR 1511 (AP), NUR 
2424L 

The clinical setting provides the student with the 
opportunity to care for women and to prepare women for 
childbirth as well as develop the roles of the nurse as 
provider of care, manager of care, and professional within 
the discipline of nursing. Mental Health concepts will be 
integrated 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 health concepts related to anxiety 
and to mental health disorders common at specific periods 
across the lifespan. This course builds on mental health 
concepts taught in the introductory course. Select mental 
health experiences and activities will be incorporated into 
NUR 2310L, Pediatric Nursing Concepts for Basic and 
Advanced Placement students. These clinical learning 
experiences will provide students with the opportunity to 
fiirther 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 
understanding dynamics of human behavior and acquiring 
knowledge of mental health concepts related to major 
mental health disorders, including Mood Disorders, 
Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse. This course builds 
on mental health concepts taught in the first two courses 
in the series. Select mental health experiences and 
activities will be incorporated into NUR 2260L, 
Advanced Adult Nursing II for Basic and Advanced 
Placement students. These clinical learning experiences 
will provide students with the opportunity to further 
develop their roles as provider of care, manager of care, 
and professional within the discipline of nursing. NUR 



2530 may require students to utilize some basic computer 
skills and computer-assisted instruction. 

NUR 2810 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND ROLE 
DEVELOPMENT-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All nursing courses except NUR 2260- 
NUR 2260L and NUR 2530 and all general education 
requirements for the A.S. degree. 
Corequisites: NUR 2530 and NUR 2832L 
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. 

NUR 294 IL CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP-AS 

96 Clinical hours/over 4 weeks 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: All nursing courses except NUR 2941L 
and all general education requirements for the A.S. 
degree. 
Corequisites: None 

The focus of the clinical experience is on the progression 
of the student from the educational setting and student 
role, to functioning within the reality of the work place in 
a professional role. This Level 2 clinical Preceptorship 
teams a student with a registered nurse mentor for an in- 
depth clinical experience. Students are provided an 
opportunity to synthesize and utilize knowledge gained 
during their educational experience while functioning in 
the role of provider of care. Opportunities are provided 
for students to participate as a manager of client care, and 
to observe basic management functions. Students are 
required to complete this level 2, ninety-six hour clinical 
Preceptorship, during the final month in the nursing 
program. This course may require some basic computer 
skills and WebCT. 

NUTRITION 



(See Science) 



OPTICIANRY 



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 portion of the 
degree and assists in the teaching of the vision care courses. The 
degree is granted by Hillsborough Community College. The 
program is delivered via distance learning technology combined 
with campus based instruction. The laboratory courses are held 
in the new Vision Care Laboratory in the Kenneth P. Walker 
Health Sciences Building. 

OPT 1000 OPHTHALMIC ORIENTATION-AS 

1 Credit 

Presents an introduction to the field of vision care, 
including opticianry, optometry, ophthalmology and 
optical manufacturing. Topics include ophthalmic 
history, legal and ethical principles, patient history, 
tenninology and abbreviations. Credit for this course 
does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 



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OPT 1155 OPHTHALMIC LENS IAS 

3 Credits 

Provides a brief history of the development of glass and 
plastic lenses, the various sphere, cylinder and prism 
powers, 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 I-AS 

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 

Infroduces the student to terms, instruments, lenses, frames, 
and materials to be used in the fmishing process and 
handwork of ophthalmic prescription eyewear. This course 
is a continuation of Ophthalmic Laboratory I. Credit for this 
course does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 1460 OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING I-AS 

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 infroduce the students to the practical 
dispensing of optical products. The students will perform 
competencies related to the neutralization of single vision 
lenses and multifocal lenses for duplication, measurement 
of frames and mountings, and the measurement of PD'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 
occupational 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 
fiinction of its parts as they pertain to the process of 
vision. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the 
Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2375 REFRACTOMETRY-AS 

2 Credits 
Designed to instruct the students in the theory of 
refractometry and testing for visual acuity. It will include 
identifying ametropias, the etiology and distribution of 
refractive errors and anomalies of binocular vision. The 
steps in performing retinoscopy, objective and subjective 
refraction 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 
students to the procedures of an objective and subjective 
refraction. Students will perform competencies related to 
retinoscopy, patient history, binocular balance and 
subjective testing for visual acuity. Primarily a hands-on 
course. The students will gain practice in testing VA (cc 
and sc), 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. 
Students will perform competencies related to measuring 
visual acuity and taking a patient history, retinoscopy 
(review), confrontations and EOM's, pupillary fianctions, 
balance and binocular/phoria/tropia testing. Primarily a 
hands-on course to help the students gain speed and 
accuracy in performing objective and subjective 
refractions. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the 
Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2461 OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING II-AS 

3 Credits 

This course presents ophthalmic instruments and devices; 
analysis of absorptive lenses; computing and compensation 
of vertical imbalance; discussion of ethics and legal issues; 
record keeping and communications; optical salesmanship, 
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 infroduce students to the practical aspects of 
frame alignments and adjustments, and the insertion and 
removal of lenses from various frames. 



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Includes further instruction and practice on neutralization 
of lenses for verification 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 identification 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 
technical skills of performing various procedures within 
the ophthalmic visual assessment area of a dispensary. 
The course will present technical equipment procedures, 
maintenance and use, as well as the skills needed in 
assisting Optometrists and patients with various 
procedures such as administering medicines and 
phannacology identification and uses. Credit for this 
course does NOT apply to the Associate 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 
evaluation; discussion of lens types and availability; 
fiindamental techniques and fitting philosophies including 
the role of the biomicroscope, keratometer and radiuscope; 
patient education on care, cleaning, insertion and removal of 
contact lenses. Credit for this coui"se 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 
follow 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, 
presbyopic, and other special lens patients will also be 
covered. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the 
Associate 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 I-AS 

2 Credits 

This course is designed to allow students to apply 
knowledge gained in lectures and laboratories to clinical 
situations. Depending on the placement, the student may 
utilize 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 280IL VISION CARE CLINICAL HAS 

2 Credits 

This course is designed to allow students to apply 
knowledge gained in lectures and laboratories to clinical 
situations. Depending on the placement, the student may 
utilize 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 
knowledge gained in lectures and laboratories to clinical 
situations. Depending on the placement, the student may 
utilize 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 
knowledge gained in lectures and laboratories to clinical 
situations. Depending on the placement, the student may 
utilize 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 
optical 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 
purpose of paralegals. It examines the role of the lawyer 
and the paralegal in modem society, the ethical and 
professional practice standards applicable to both lawyer 
and assistant, and surveys the various fields of law to be 
covered in the Paralegal Studies program. 

PLA 1103 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course presents an introduction to legal research 
including citation form, case law, reading and finding 
statutes, legislative history, constitutional law, 
administrative law, court rules, local rules, loose-leaf 
services, secondary references, computer research, and 
ethical considerations. 



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PLA 2114 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PLA 1103 Legal Research and Writing I 

This course provides research and writing siciiis that the 
paralegal needs, with emphasis on legal writing. The 
course is intended to familiarize students with problems, 
procedures, and ethics in legal research and writing. 
Computerized legal research techniques using LEXIS are 
incorporated to complement the techniques learned in 
PLA 1103. 

PLA 2200 LITIGATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the 
structure of the federal and state judicial systems and their 
jurisdictions. It introduces the student to the basic 
litigation process and its procedural aspects by focusing 
on the federal and state rules of civil procedure and 
evidence. It includes comparisons of state and federal 
court rules, the drafting of pleadings, and ethical 
considerations relating to litigation. 

PLA 2202TORTS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course covers principles of tort litigation, lawyer and 
client relationships, causes of action, remedies and 
defenses, jurisdiction, commencement of lawsuits, rules 
of procedure, pleadings, gathering evidence, and ethical 
considerations. 

PLA 2433 BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND 
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides a study of sole proprietorships, 
partnerships, and corporations. Includes ethical 
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 plarming, wills, 
probate practice and procedures, jurisdiction, functions of 
lawyers and personal representatives, initial steps in 
probate, inventory and appraisal, creditors claims, 
distribution and discharge, ancillary administration, and 
ethical considerations. 

PLA 2610 REAL ESTATE LAW AND PROPERTY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides a study of ownership, title issues, 
legal descriptions, real estate contracts, real estate 
transfers and transactions, real estate closings, and ethical 
considerations. 

PLA 2763 LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course covers principles of organization and 
management, management styles, communications 
process, utilizing legal assistants, management of office 
employees, office environment, office systems, office 
ftinctions, financial management, and ethical 
considerations in law office management. 



PLA 2800 FAMILY LA W-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course presents a study of various aspects of family 
law including marriage, premarital and other agreements, 
annulment, dissolution of marriage, separation 
agreements, child custody, child support, alimony, 
judicial separation, adoptions, and ethical considerations 
relating to the field of family law. 

PLA 2931 SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN PARALEGAL 

STUDIES - AA 1-3 Credits 

These courses are intended to explore a wide range of 
varying topics in law, and to provide students with an 
increased understanding of the legal and ethical 
implications of the subject at hand. Topics to be offered 
will provide a broad range of specialized subject matter, 
and will be selected in areas of current interest or in 
highly focused areas within the law. Topics may vary 
from one semester to another. Topics will be offered as 
one, two or three credits and can be combined with other 
topics for up to three hours of elective credit. 

PLA 2942 PARALEGAL INTERSHIP-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Eighteen (18) credit hours of PLA 
coursework, each with a grade of "C" or higher 

This course is designed to provide students with direct 
work experience in a legal setting such as a law firm, 
government agency, court, corporate legal department, or 
title company. Students will complete 135 hours of 
supervised paralegal work in a legal setting during their 
internship. Student experiences will be documented and 
evaluated by the supervising paralegal, lawyer, judge, 
judicial assistant, or title company supervisor. Students 
will submit a portfolio of legal writing samples and a 
report analyzing their work experiences at the end of the 
internship. Students are responsible for locating a suitable 
firm or organization in which to obtain this experience. 
The course is the capstone for the Edison College AS 
degree in Paralegal Studies. Successful completion of 
this course demonstrates that students have effectively 
met the objectives and outcomes of the AS in Paralegal 
Studies program. 

PHILOSOPHY 

IDS 1350 CRITICAL THINKING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to develop higher level reasoning 
and problem-solving skills which can be effectively 
transferred to other subject areas. Emphasis includes 
specialized vocabulary' development and verbal and 
quantitative reasoning skills. Students will apply creative 
and critical reasoning skills to brainstorming, patterns of 
thinking, questioning and effective problem-solving 
strategies. Fundamentals of logic, analogies, perceptions 
and learning styles are also explored. 

PHI 2010 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

A basic course in philosophical thinking. Selected 
readings from Socrates to Sartre are included. 



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PHI 2100 LOGIC: REASONING AND CRITICAL 
THINKING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a basic course in methods and principles in the 
development of correct reasoning. 

PHI 2600 ETHICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a basic course in philosophical thinking about 
morality, moral problems, and moral judgments. 

REL 2300 WORLD RELIGIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents a scholarly introduction to the major 
religious traditions of the world. Course material includes 
historical background, fianction 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 1 Credit 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1200, PHT 1103 

Course introduces the student to the basic physical 
principles that apply to commonly utilized therapeutic 
procedures in the field of physical therapy. Topics include 
but are not limited to body mechanics, ergonomics, the use 
of heat, cold, sound and electricity to facilitate healing. 

PHT 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 
concepts regarding successful therapeutic interactions will 
be presented. Students will participate in several 
interactive sessions to become familiar with team 
building, verbal and non-verbal communication, effective 
listening concepts and conflict management to determine 
how to manage clinical situations as they arise. Cultural 
diversity is discussed. Students are responsible for 
developing an in-service presentation as a means of 
enhancing effectiveness of communication. 



PHT 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 
emphasis on the structure and fianction of the skeletal and 
muscular systems. Actions, origins, insertions and 
innervations of muscles are discussed. Surface anatomy is 
presented with an introduction to basic palpation. 

PHT 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 1103) 
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, educational requirements, supervisory 
relationships and current developments related to physical 
therapy. Health care delivery systems, the medical record 
and issues of reimbursement are discussed. Presents the 
basic theory of body mechanics, preparation of the padent 
and the treatment area, positioning and transferring 
techniques, gait training, 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 
opportunity to familiarize themselves with the basic 
fundamentals of patient care. Emphasis is placed on body 
mechanics analysis, positioning procedures, transfers, gait 
training, and basic patient care skills. Case Studies of 
various medical conditions with emphasis in these areas 
are completed. Data collection relative to the course 
content as well as patient and caregiver education are 
emphasized. Skill checks as well as competency 
evaluations are completed. Professional behaviors, at the 
novice level, are assessed. 

PHT 1211 DISABILITIES AND THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES I 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1200, PHT 1103 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2224, PHT1211L 
Course introduces the student to the theory and practical 
application of physical therapy modalities. The 
physiological effects of and the 

indications/contraindications of patient care interventions 
such as heat, cold, radiant therapy, electrotherapy, traction, 
intermittent compression and massage are presented. 
Principles of effective documentation and discharge 
planning are discussed. Problem-solving skills are detailed. 






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PHT 121 IL 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 
Procedures (PHT 1211) are designed to develop student 
skills in the actual performance of the patient care 
interventions presented. Skills in massage are developed. 
Practical application of each intervention is emphasized 
with patient simulations and case studies enhancing the 
ability to understand a plan of care for a patient. Data 
collection relative to the course content as well as patient 
and caregiver education are emphasized. Case studies of 
various medical conditions with emphasis on modality 
interventions are completed. Skill checks as well as 
competency evaluations are completed. Students are 
expected to demonstrate competency in carrying out an 
appropriate therapeutic modality plan of care including 
effective documentation. Professional behaviors, at the 
intermediate level, are assessed. 

PHT 1300 SURVEY OF PATHOLOGICAL DEFICITS 

4 class hours per week 4 Credits 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 1200 

Course introduces the student to general pathological 
conditions with emphasis on those commonly seen in the 
field of physical therapy. Basic system anatomy is 
reviewed with an emphasis on the pathophysiology of 
disease. Student presentations of various musculoskeletal 
conditions are completed. Descriptions of how diseases 
are classified, diagnosed and treated, as well as the natural 
course/prognosis of these diseases are presented. 
Implications of disease processes as well as 
contraindications precautions and patient/caregiver 
education related to physical therapy are discussed 
through cases studies. When relevant, specific physical 
therapy plans, such as chest PT, are discussed through 
case study analysis. The effects of aging upon disease and 
in general are considered. 

PHT 1350 BASIC PHARMACOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL 
THERAPIST ASSISTANTS 

1 class hour per week 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: 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 
facility. Includes scheduled class meetings to discuss 
clinical performance objectives, the self-appraisal 
process, and overall requirements for this novice level 
practicum. Discussions also include professionalism, 
attitudes, patient rapport, sexual harassment, etc. A 
journal report of clinical experiences and an article review 
are required. Weekly online discussion forums facilitate 
critical thinking, peer review, and managing clinical 



situations at the novice level. Students attend a personal 
conference with the academic coordinator of clinical 
education to discuss progress and to identify areas of 
strengths/weaknesses with appropriate target dates and 
methods of amelioration if needed. Students receive a 
satisfactory/fail grade. 

PHT 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 
application of anatomy to facilitate student analysis of 
functional movements with specific focus on the 
relationship between joint structure and function. Join 
structure and function including tests and measures for 
ROM and muscular strength are reintroduced. Special 
tesing procedures, joint play and palpation are introduced 
which aid the student in understanding pathological 
movement patterns. Normal gait is detailed as well as 
discussion of implications of pathological gait patterns. 
Orthotic interventions for the spine and extremities are 
presented. 

PHT 2120L APPLIED KINESIOLOGY LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: PHT 2224L 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2120 

Laboratory sessions for Applied Kinesiology (PHT2 1 20) are 
designed to provide opportunities for the students to practice 
the skills of goniometry and manual muscle testing along 
with special testing procedures. Observation of normal and 
abnormal gait patterns as well as analysis of UE and LE 
movement patterns are performed. Interventions are 
developed to address flinctional deficits. Palpation of surface 
anatomy and review of anatomical/bony landmarks occurs. 
Through completion of case studies, the student corrolates 
patient problems related to various pathologies with their 
deficits in functional 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 
symptoms of common neuromuscular diseases/conditions. 
Basic neuroanatomy is reviewed. Neurodiagnostic 
procedures are presented. Specific case study assignments 
of various neurological condifions are completed and 
discussed. 

PHT 2224 DISABILITIES & THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES II 

3 class hours per week 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: PHT 1103 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT 121 1 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. 
Principles of ROM and stretching techniques are 
presented. A basic introduction to goniometry and manual 
muscle testing procedures is presented as it pertains to the 
development of therapeutic exercise interventions. 



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PHT 2224L DISABILITIES & THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES II LAB 

4 hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1103L, PHT 1200L 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2224, PHT1211 L 
Laboratory sessions for Disabilities and Therapeutic 
Procedures II (PHT 2224) are designed to provide the 
student with observation and actual application of 
therapeutic exercise in the laboratory setting. Case studies 
of various medical conditions with emphasis on 
therapeutic interventions are completed. ROM and 
stretching techniques are practiced. Goniometry and 
manual muscle testing procedures are practiced as they 
relate to the provision of therapeutic exercise. Data 
collection relative to the course content as well as patient 
and caregiver education are emphasized. Skill checks as 
well as competency evaluations are completed. Students 
are expected to demonstrate competency in developing 
and carrying out an appropriate therapeutic program 
including effective documentation. Professional 
behaviors, at the intermediate level, are assessed. 

PHT 2704 REHABILITATIVE PROCEDURES 

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 
understanding of the underlying principles of advanced 
physical therapy plans of care including motor learning 
principles. Techniques presented include advanced 
therapeutic exercise programs (stroke, spinal cord injured, 
etc.) proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), 
Bobath and Brunnstrom. Amputations and principles of 
prosthetics are detailed with fitting and check-out 
procedures reviewed. 

PHT 2704L REHABILITATIVE PROCEDURES LAB 

2 hours per week 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: PHT 2162 

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 
interventions as well as PNF, facilitation/inhibition 
techniques and others forms of advanced therapeutic 
exercise approaches. Stump wrapping and therapeutic 
management prosthetic patients are practiced. Case 
studies of various medical conditions with emphasis on 
advanced therapeutic exercise approaches as well as 
application of prosthetic principles are completed. Data 
collection relative to the course content as well as patient 
and caregiver education are emphasized. Skill checks are 
completed. Students are expected to demonstrate 
competency in developing and carrying out appropriate 
interventions for a patient with neurological deficits. 
Professional behaviors, at the entry level, are assessed. 

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 
facility. Includes scheduled class meetings to review 
clinical performance objectives, the self-appraisal 
process, and overall requirements for this intermediate 



level practicum. Class discussions are held to share and 
discuss experiences, patient care problems, learning 
styles, cooperative group participation, acceptance and 
implementation of constructive criticism, etc. A clinical 
journal and an in-service are required. Weekly online 
discussion forums facilitate critical thinking, peer review, 
and managing clinical situations at the intermediate level. 
Students attend a personal conference with the academic 
coordinator of clinical education to discuss progress and 
to identify areas of strengths/weaknesses with appropriate 
target dates and methods of amelioration if needed. 
Students receive a satisfactory/fail grade. 

PHT 2820L CLINICAL PRACTICUM III 

40 hours per week 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHT 2810L, PHT 2931 

Course involves full time student assignment to a local 
clinical facility. Includes scheduled class meetings to 
discuss clinical performance objectives, the self-appraisal 
process, and overall requirements for this entry level 
practicum. A clinical journal, a case study report and a 
research project are required. Class discussions are held to 
share and discuss experiences, patient care problems, 
readiness for the workplace, leadership responsibilities, 
professional growth, etc. Weekly online discussion 
forums facilitate critical thinking, peer review, and 
managing clinical situations at the entry level. Students 
attend a personal conference with the academic 
coordinator of clinical education to discuss progress and 
to identify area of strength/weaknesses with appropriate 
target dates and methods of amelioration where 
necessary. Students receive a satisfactory/fail grade. 

PHT 2931 TRANSITION SEMINAR 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2120 
Pre or Corequisite: PHT 2704 

A discussion and presentation seminar course on legal 
and ethical issues, interpersonal skill refinement, 
employment techniques, qualify assurance, and career 
development. Discharge planning concepts are reviewed. 
Empathy for patients and enhanced understanding of the 
challenges of a disabilify are explored through a 
communify advocacy project. A capstone project is 
completed to assess entry level preparation. The course 
also provides a comprehensive curriculum review and 
presents details on applying for licensure as students 
prepare for the transition to the work place. 

PHT 1310 SURVEY OF MUSCULOSKELETAL 
DEFICITS 

2 class hours per week 2 Credits 

Pre or Corequisite: PHT1300 

Course introduces the student to general pathological 
conditions 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. 



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work with children in any capacity. 



POLITICAL SCIENCE 



INR 2002 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the interactions of nation states in 
terms of pohtical, economic, psychological, and cultural 
factors; power, morality and law among states. Conflict 
and cooperation in the pursuit of national interests, and 
international political systems and their functions is 
covered. (I) 

POS 2041 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers the national government within the 
American federal system. Functions, processes, and 
contemporary 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 
community as a laboratory, and including contacts with 
state/local officials. Internships are encouraged and credit 
for practical experience is allowed when approved by 
instructor. 

POS 2601 THE CONSTITUTION-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces students to landmark Supreme 
Court decisions and doctrines in American constitutional 
law. Major social problems, social institutions, and the 
scope of constitutional power will be explored. 



PSYCHOLOGY 



CLP 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 
principles of adjustment, emotional functioning, effective 
relationships, and personal happiness. 

DEP 2004 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT- 
AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course includes a life span coverage of theories and 
findings in human development, emphasizing the physical 
and psychosocial growth of the individual from 
conception to death. Emphasis is placed on the special 
problems and challenges the individual faces at each stage 
of the life cycle: prenatal development, infancy, 
childhood, 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 
children. The course is designed to be of value to those 
who are or expect to be parents, teachers, or who plan to 



DEP 2302 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 

This course is an investigation of the transitional years 
between childhood and adulthood. Emphasis is placed on 
the changing self-concept of the young person and the 
special problems unique to this stage of life. 

INP 2390 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS AND 
INDUSTRY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study and analysis of personal and personnel 
relationships in occupations. It covers the techniques and 
dynamics underlying harmonious relationships in work 
organizations, and the importance of the working 
environment as it affects human services and productivity. 

PSY 2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to give all students an introduction 
to psychology as a science and an understanding of 
psychology's applications to everyday life. The general 
models and methods psychology uses are explored as well 
as the factors that influence human behavior, including 
physiology, genetics, sensation, perception, learning, 
memory cognition, emotions, motives, personality, 
abnormal behavior and social interaction. 

PSY 2014 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY 2012 

This is the second course in introductory psychology 
designed primarily for psychology majors. Emphasis is 
placed on the basic principles and concepts of 
experimental psychology, including scientific 
methodology and experimental investigation, 
conditioning and learning, perception, cognition, memory, 
motivation and neuro-psychology. 

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 

RTE 1000 INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY AND 
PATIENT CARE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Corequisite: RTE 1503L 

This course is an overview of medical imaging and an 
investigation of patient care techniques applicable to the 
practicing radiographer. It includes concepts on becoming 
a technologist, practicing the profession, and competently 
performing patient care in the medical environment. 

RTE 1001 RADIOGRAPHIC TERMINOLOGY- AS 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Admission to Radiologic Technology 
Program 

This course is the study of the language of medicine 
which is commonly used in the field of Radiology. It 
includes the construction, analysis, spelling, application 
and pronunciation of medical tenns and how they relate to 
the structure and function of the human body. It explores 
the use of medical words and abbreviations used in 
Radiologic procedures, pathophysiology and case 
histories. 



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RTE 



RTE 



1418 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC 

EXPOSURE IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Program Admittance 

Corequisitc: RTE 1503 

The course leads the student through concepts related to 

radiographic imaging including: beam restriction, grids, 

radiographic film, processing, sensitometry, intensifying 

screens, quality factors, and conversion techniques 

involving manipulation of exposure parameters. 

1457 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC 
EXPOSURE HAS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RTE 1613 
Corequisitc: RTE 1814 

This course is designed to build upon the concepts learned 
in RTE 1613, Radiologic Physics, and RTE 1418, 
Principles of Radiographic Exposure I. The course leads 
the student through concepts related to radiographic 
imaging including: film critique, exposure control 
systems including fixed and variable kilovoltage 
technique chart construction, automatic exposure control, 
and exposure conversion methods. 



RTE 



RTE 



RTE 



RTE 



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4 Credits 



1503 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING 

3 class hours 

Corequisites: RTE 1418 and RTE 1503L 

This course presents a study of radiographic positioning 
procedures covering the upper and lower extremities, 
chest and abdomen. Concepts include radiographic 
anatomy and film analysis. Radiation protection is 
stressed and demonstrated for each procedure. 

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 
subdivisions. The student works closely with a registered 
radiologic technologist. 

1513 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING HAS 

3 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: RTE 1503 and 1503L 
Corequisitc: RTE 1804 

This course is a continuation of positioning theory and 
application started in RTE 1503. Radiographic procedures 
studied include: the entire vertebral column, bony thorax, 
upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, the biliary 
system, and the genitourinary system. 

1523 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING III-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: RTE 1513 and 1804 

Corequisitc: RTE 1814 

This course covers the procedures involved with 
radiographic examinations of the head. X-ray studies 
investigated include: bony calvarium, sella turcica, facial 
bones, optic foramen, mandible, temperomandibular 
joints, paranasal sinuses, and the temporal bone. 



RTE 1573 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE PRINCIPLES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1457 

Corequisitc: RTE 1824 

This course is designed to teach radiography students 
advanced imaging concepts related to their field. Topics 
covered include: mobile radiography, fluoroscopy, 
tomography, macro-radiography, duplication, subtraction, 
digital imaging processing, and basic physical concepts 
related to computed tomography and magnetic resonance 
imaging. Students learn advanced radiographic 
procedures including venipuncture and mammography. 
Special consideration is placed on positioning and 
exposre techniques that help the radiographer consistently 
obtain optimum images of human anatomy. 

RTE 1613 RADIOGRAPHIC PHYSICS-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1418 

Corequisitc: RTE 1804 

This course presents a study of the fiandamental units of 
measurement, the structure of matter, and the concepts of 
work, force and energy. The course covers the following 
basics of electricity: electrostatics, electrodynamics, 
magnetism, and the electric generator. Concepts include 
electromagnetic induction, transformers, rectifiers, X-ray 
tubes, and the interactions that produce X-radiation. 
Radiation measurement and basic radiation protection 
concepts are also included. 

RTE 1804 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM I-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison College Radiologic Technology students to gain 
valuable clinical experience in departments of radiology. 
Each student has the opportunity to demonstrate the skills 
learned in the classroom and laboratory in the real clinical 
setting. In this area each student is assigned to various 
department subdivisions. The student at first works 
closely with a registered radiologic technologist. As 
proficiency and speed increases, the student performs 
examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all 
clinical situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining 
radiographic records. 

RTE 1814 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM HAS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison College Radiologic Technology students to gain 
valuable clinical experience in departments of radiology. 






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Each student has the opportunity to demonstrate the skills 
learned in the classroom and laboratory in the real clinical 
setting. In this area each student is assigned to various 
department subdivisions. The student at first works 
closely with a registered radiologic technologist. As 
proficiency and speed increases, the student performs 
examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all 
clinical situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining 
radiographic records. 

RTE 1824 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM III-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison College Radiologic Technology students to gain 
valuable clinical experience in departments of radiology. 
Each student has the opportunity to demonstrate the skills 
learned in the classroom and laboratory in the real clinical 
setting. In this area each student is assigned to various 
department subdivisions. The student at first works 
closely with a registered radiologic technologist. As 
proficiency and speed increases, the student performs 
examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all 
clinical situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining 
radiographic records. 

RTE 1951 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 
EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENT-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

Equivalency Assessment is a process designed to assist 
Registered Radiologic Technologists who desire to earn 
the Associate in Science Degree in Radiologic 
Technology. These individuals are graduates of 
accredited, hospital-based, radiologic technology 
programs who are certified by the American Registry of 
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). 

RTE 2061 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

This is a final, comprehensive course that reviews and 
interrelates concepts previously covered in the two-year 
curriculum. It provides the student with a meaningful 
approach to evaluate previous learning and to investigate 
areas of needed preparation for employment and 
credentialing. The course also includes employment 
interview skills and related concepts such as resume 
preparation. 



RTE 2385 RADIATION BIOLOGY/PROTECTION-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1613 

Corequisite: RTE 2834 

This course is an examination of radiation safety issues 
related to the Radiologic Technology profession. 
Emphasis is placed on concepts that increase one's 
awareness of the responsibility to protect the public and 
self from unnecessary radiation dose. 

RTE 2473 QUALITY ASSURANCE-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: RTE 1418 

Corequisite: RTE 2834 

This course is designed to introduce the radiography 

student to evaluation methodology of radiographic 

systems to assure consistency in the production of quality 

images at the lowest dose. 

RTE 2563 SPECIAL RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES 
AND CROSS-SECTIONAL ANATOMY-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Corequisites: RTE 1824 

This course offers an investigation of the anatomy, 
equipment, and techniques for special radiographic 
procedures. Included are angiographic, 

neuroradiographic, and interventional procedures. 
Infrequent, but interesting studies are also covered such as 
lymphography and sialography. Included in this course is 
an introduction to cross-sectional anatomy as 
demonstrated by digital imaging techniques. 

RTE 2834 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM IV-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison College Radiologic Technology students to gain 
valuable clinical experience in departments of radiology. 
Each student has the opportunity to demonstrate the skills 
learned in the classroom and laboratory in the real clinical 
setting. In this area each student is assigned to various 
department subdivisions. The student at first works 
closely with a registered radiologic technologist. As 
proficiency and speed increases, the student performs 
examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experience involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all 
clinical situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining 
radiographic records. 

RTE 2844 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM V-AS 

16 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology' 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable Edison 
College Radiologic Technology students to gain valuable 
clinical experience in departments of radiology. 



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Each student has the opportunity to demonstrate the skills 
learned in the classroom and laboratory in the real clinical 
setting. In this area each student is assigned to various 
department subdivisions. The student at first works closely 
with a registered radiologic technologist. As proficiency and 
speed increa.ses. the student perfomis examinations in an 
indirectly super\ised capacity. Clinical experience involves 
the student in handling and care of pafients and various 
radiographic apparatus. The student learns to manipulate 
exposure factors in all clinical situations under many 
ditTerent conditions. Each student gains significant 
experience in routine and special positioning methods, 
surgical radiographic procedures, processing of radiographic 
film, and maintaining radiographic records. 

RTE 2854 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUIM VI-AS 

20 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Corequisites: .Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable 
Edison College Radiologic Technology students to gain 
valuable clinical experience in departments of radiology. 
Each student has the opportunity to demonstrate the skills 
learned in the classroom and laboratory in the real clinical 
setting. In this area each student is assigned to various 
department subdivisions. The student at first works 
closely with a registered radiologic technologist. As 
proficiency and speed increases, the student performs 
examinations in an indirectly supervised capacity. 
Clinical experiences involves the student in handling and 
care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all 
clinical situations under many different conditions. Each 
student gains significant experience in routine and special 
positioning methods, surgical radiographic procedures, 
processing of radiographic film, and maintaining 
radiographic records. 

READING 

REA 9001 READING SKILLS I (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement testing or permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This is a classroom/laboratory course that incorporates 
mastery learning using a textbook, software, and a 
learning contract. It is designed to develop vocabulary 
literal reading skills, summarizing and sequencing skills, 
and a reading study system. Successfijl completion of this 
course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

REA 9002 READING SKILLS II (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement testing or permission of 
Associate District Dean of Academic Support 
Programs. 

This is a required classroom/laboratory course for 
students whose reading test scores indicate a need for the 
development of reading skills. Emphasis is placed on 
improving literal and inferential comprehension, 
vocabulary, rate, listening, writing, and study skills. 
Successful completion of this course requires a grade of 
"C" or better. Successful completion of this course 
requires a grade of "C" or better. 



REA 9003 READING SKILLS III (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: REA 9002, or placement testing, or 
permission of Associate District Dean of Academic 
Support Programs. 

This is a classroom/laboratory course which is required 
for students whose reading test scores indicate a need for 
the development of reading skills. This is an integrated 
course of literal and inferential comprehension, 
vocabulary, rate and flexibility, listening, writing and 
study skills. A state exit test must be passed to exit this 
course. Successful 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 
strategies, 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 1007 RESPIRATORY CARE PHARMACOLOGY- 
AS 

2 class hours 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: RET 1024 

The knowledge and skills required for safe, effective 
administration of therapeutic drugs and indications and 
contraindications associated with drug therapy are an 
integral part of this course. This course introduces essential 
and advanced concepts of pharmacology as related to 
Respiratory Care. Anatomy and physiology of body systems 
as related to drug therapy as well as drugs related to both 
maintenance and emergency care will be emphasized. 

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 
development of and current trends in cardiopulmonary 
technology are discussed. Basics of cardiopulmonary 
anatomy and physiology are introduced. 

RET 1275C CLINICAL CARE TECHNIQUES-AS 

2 class hours, and 2 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1024 

This combined lecture-laboratory course provides the 
foundation for both clinical skills and basic patient 
assessment skills necessary to basic Respiratory Care 
practice in a patient care setting. The course introduces 
the professional standards for medical asepsis, patient 
positioning, basic pulmonary assessment, medical ethics 
and behavioral problems unique to patients with 
Respiratory illnesses. 



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RET 1616C CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY AND 
PHYSIOLOGY-AS 

1 class hour, 3 laboratory hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1024 

This course covers cardiopulmonary anatomy and 
physiology, blood gas analysis, and other hemodynamic 
calculations required in cardiopulmonary physiology. 

RET 1832L CLINICAL PRACTICUM I-AS 

Laboratory or clinical hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616C, RET 1007, RET 1275C 

This clinical course consists of supervised clinical 
practice in both the on-campus cardiopulmonary 
laboratory and clinical sites. Areas of concentration in this 
course are bedside respiratory care clinical skills 
development in a patient care setting. Students will be 
able to practice in realistic clinical environments in at 
least 2 local hospitals. 

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 
presented, 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 
patients, focusing on theory, application and evaluation of 
Respiratory Care treatment modalities, as well as 
employing communication skills with physicians, patients 
and other health care providers. 

RET 2264C ADVANCED 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 
application of techniques of artificial mechanical 
ventilation, as well as other forms of patient monitoring. 
This course content comprises the single greatest 
emphasis on the National Board Exams. 

RET 2295 PULMONARY STUDIES-AS 

2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2234C 

Corequisites: RET 2264C, RET 2875L 

Respiratory Care students investigate the causes of 

pulmonary diseases and injuries that impact on the 

pulmonary system structure and fiinction. 



This course concentrates upon diagnostic techniques that 
lead to a better understanding of etiology and 
pathogenesis of pulmonary disease and response to injury. 
Critical thinking in response to the diagnostic process and 
treatment choice is emphasized. 

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 
physiology of the lung. Neonatal and pediatric pulmonary 
disorders and their corresponding respiratory care are 
emphasized. 

RET 2874L CLINICAL PRACTICUM HAS 

12 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616C 
Corequisites: RET 2234C, RET 2254C 

Under supervision, the student assists the therapist in 
respiratory procedures in both in-patient and outpatient 
situations. Class presentation involves instruction in the 
rationale for procedures. 

RET 2875L CLINICAL PRACTICUM IH-AS 

12 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2874L 
Corequisites: RET 2264C, RET 2414C 

Supervised clinical practice at an affiliated hospital. Areas 
of concentration in this critical care clinical course are 
arterial blood gasses, mechanical ventilation, ventilation 
monitoring, ECG monitoring, chest x-ray evaluation, 
aortic balloon pumping. Swan-Ganz catheterization and 
monitoring, cardiac output determination, chest tube 
drainage, and airway management. 

RET 2876L CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV-AS 

18 laboratory hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: RET 2875, RET 2264C 
Corequisites: RET 2930, RET 2244 

Under supervision, the student participates in respiratory 
care measures in all areas of the acute care facility. 
Students maintain equipment, participate in emergency 
procedures and pulmonary function testing as well as 
observation rotations in the home care setting and 
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 
respiratory therapist is presented and a basic research 
format is emphasized with an added option of taking an 
ACLS class and NBRC Self Assessment Exams. 



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SCIENCE 



ISC 



Note: // is recommended that all college preparatory 
classes he completed prior to enrollment in ANY Science 
Course. 



~ General Science ~ 

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 botii education 
and non-education, non-science majors. The two course 
sequence emphasizes scientific and laboratory activities 
in a hands on learning environment. ISCIOOIC addresses 
the scientific method, geologic processes and the structure 
of the earth, the solar system and star formation, 
electricity and magnetism and wave energy. 

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. 



ISC 



BSC 



BSC 



~ Anatomy ~ 

1093C ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Minimum grade of a "C" in BSC 1080 and College 
level math placement test scores or completion of 
developmental courses: {Math (ACT 23, SAT 540, 
CPT 90) or minimum of a C in MAT 1033} OR 
minimum grade of a "C" in BSC 1010. 
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 
concepts including: inorganic and organic chemistry, 
biochemistry, 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 special senses. 

1094C ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1093C 

This is a combined lecture/lab course format designed to 
be the sequel to BSC I093C. This course examines how 
the body's organ systems work together to maintain 
homeostasis. The following topics are covered: the 
endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and 
immune systems, respiratory system, digestive system, 
urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, and 
reproduction, growth and development. 



BSC 1 097L 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 

laboratory activities in anatomy and physiology that will 

enhance 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 laboratory 
activities in anatomy and physiology will enhance the 
concepts presented in BSC 1094C. 

HSC 1531 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: none 

This course is designed to provide a basis for 
understanding, utilizing, and pronouncing the vocabulary 
used by health care professionals. The language of 
medicine becomes 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 
designed to provide an orientation to the night sky and 
hands-on use of the astronomer's tools in the study of our 
solar system. AST 2003 and AST 2004 may be taken in 
any order. 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 
astronomy tools, incorporating laboratory which utilizes 
an observatory, planetarium and astrophotography or 
imaging equipment. This course is to be taken only in 
conjunction with the accompanying lecture AST 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. 






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AST 2004L ASTRONOMY II LABORATORY-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

This advanced laboratory makes continued use of 
observatory-collected data through imaging equipment, as 
well as Internet-accessible data, through use of Hubble 
telescope images. This course is to be taken only in 
conjunction with the accompanying lecture AST 2006. 

~ Biological Science ~ 

BSC 1005 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL 
SCIENCES- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This survey course provides a foundation for BSC 1010+ 

BSC 1093C and MCB 2010C. Topics included are 

chemistry for biological sciences, biology of the cell, and 

heredity. The course will include lecture/discussion, 

group activities and computer simulations. 

+ This course is not a pre-requisite for BSC 1010, 

however, it is recommended for those who have had 

no prior experience with biological sciences course 

work. It is designed primarily as a prerequisite for 

Anatomy and Microbiology. 

BSC 1010 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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 sentence skills) 

This introduction to cell biology is designed to meet 
entrance requirements for upper division majors in 
biology, psychology or other pre-professional programs. 
The course addresses and integrates concepts associated 
with the basic physical and chemical properties of living 
matter as the relate to the structure and function of the 
cell, cell reproduction, Mendelian and molecular genetics 
(DNA replication and gene expression), energy 
metabolism, metabolic control systems, and cell to cell 
communication systems. 

BSC lOlOL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

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 sentence skills) 

The laboratory which accompanies Biological Science I 
emphasizes the development of scientific reasoning, 
formulation of problem statements, development of 
investigational techniques and data collection skills used to 
evaluate scientific hypotheses. Investigations using 
computer-based simulation and hands-on exercises 
instrumental techniques common to studies of cell biology 
are employed to study topics introduced in BSC 1010. 

BSC 1011 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 

This course builds on the principles presented in BSC 
1010. The major themes of this course are the structural 
and fianctional adaptations of populations of organisms 
which permit global biological diversity, the underlying 
principles of population genetics through which new 
adaptations arise, and the impact of natural selection and 
its ecological basis over time. 



BSC 1 01 1 L BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II 
LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Investigations using computer-based simulation and 
hands-on exercises employing instrumental and field 
study techniques common to organism level biological 
studies are introduced to study topics employed in BSC 
1011. Laboratory activities include outdoor activities on 
and off campus. 

BSC 1050C ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: MAN AND 
ENVIRONMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a combined lecture and lab format designed for 
non-science majors and approaches topics in 
environmental science by studying the impact of humans. 
Contemporary ecological issues are explored in relation to 
problems of local, regional, national and global concern. 
Activities involve combined lecture, lab and field trip 
activities including discussions and debates of local 
problems, as well as national and global issues. 

BSC 1051C ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: SOUTH 
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a combined lecture and lab format designed for 
non-science majors and studies the natural processes, 
field study methods and the identification of biotic and 
abiotic components of the major ecosystems of South 
Florida. 

BSC 1080 HUMAN BIOLOGY: AN OVERVIEW FOR 
HEALTH PROFESSIONS-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: College level placement test scores or 
completion of developmental courses: {English (ACT 
17, SAT 440, CPT 83) or minimum of a C in ENC 
9020 or ENC 9021}; {Reading (ACT 18, SAT 440, CPT 
83) or minimum of a C in REA 9003} 
This team-taught course has two broad purposes: first, to 
provide a firm foundation in cellular biological processes 
that is essential to success in the study of Human 
Anatomy and Physiology; second, to provide information 
that will enable the health sciences student to differentiate 
between the requirements and professional roles unique to 
each of the Health Professions Degrees. 

MCB 2010C MICROBIOLOGY-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: Minimum of a "C" in BSC 1080 for 
students who wish to enroll in a Health Professions 
program of studies at Edison College or minimum of a 
"C" in BSC 1010 for students seeking to leave Edison 
College and enroll in Health Professions degrees 
elsewhere 

This combined lecture and laboratory course is an 
introduction to Microbiology. The course expands upon 
general biological concepts including: inorganic and 
organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell structure and 
function, metabolism, and genetic mechanisms. These 
concepts are apphed to the morphology, physiology, 
biochemistry, and genetic mechanisms of microorganisms. 
BSC 1005 or BSC 1010 is strongly suggested to provide 
the appropriate biological background to succeed in this 
course. The course includes a survey of the representative 
types of microorganisms and the role of pathogenic 
microorganisms in causing diseases and infections. 



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~ 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 CUM 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 
appropriate use of units and mathematical techniques 
important to chemistry, science, and health disciplines in 
general. An introduction to chemistry laboratory safety, 
sampling methods, and measurement techniques is 
included in the second half of the course. Stoichiometric 
calculations supplement work done in CHM 2025. 
Selected aspects of inorganic 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 
chemistry 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 1 
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 
spectrophotometric 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, equilibrium, 
kinetics, oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry. 



3 Credits 

thermodynamics, 
reactions, and 
laboratory-based 



CHM 2046L GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 
Corequisite: CHM 2046 

This laboratory course emphasizes 

kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base 

electrochemistry through appropriate 

investigations. Data collection, analysis, and presentation 

techniques employing graphing calculators, computers, and 

spectrophotometers are important features of this laboratory. 

CHM 2210 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisites: CHM 2045/CHM 2046. 

This is the first part of a college-level two semester 
organic chemistry course designed for students entering 
such fields as Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, 
Pharmacy and other 4-year-plus programs in the Health 
area as well as the Physical Science areas. 

CHM 2210L ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 
LABORATORY-AA 
4 laboratory hours every other week 2 Credits 

This general organic chemistry laboratory course includes 
a development of basic macroscale measurement 
techniques in organic chemistry. 

CHM 2211 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CHM 2210 

This course is the second part of the two semester organic 
chemistry sequence. 

CHM 221 IL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 
LABORATORY-AA 

4 laboratory hours every other week 2 Credits 

The second organic chemistry laboratory course utilizes 
microscale techniques in organic chemistry. 

~ Environmental Science ~ 

EVS 2891C HYDROGEOLOGIC SAMPLING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course addresses the theory and practice of 
collecting and analyzing hydrogeologic data in 
groundwater, stormwater and surface water. The course 
includes an overview of regulatory agency permitting and 
hands-on experience in sample collection, data recording, 
data storage and analysis. 

EVS 2893C ECOLOGIC SAMPLING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course addresses the theory and practice of 
collecting and analyzing ecological data in terrestrial, 
wetland, freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. The course 
includes an overview of regulatory agency permitting and 
hands-on experience in sample collection, data recording, 
data storage and analysis. This is a "capstone" course that 
provides students an opportunity to apply skills developed 
in previous courses to ecological sampling, data analysis 
and report preparation; the course is recommended for the 
sophomore year. 



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~ Geology ~ 

GLY 1010 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

For both science and non-science majors. This course 
includes the study of the earth's structure, three major 
rock classifications, minerals, and the erosion factors of 
waters and soils. May be taken before or after GLY 1 1 00. 

GLY lOlOL PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

In this course students develop skills in mineral and rock 
classifications and erosion factors, develop proficiency 
with aerial and surface map-reading skills, as well as 
development of the scientific method and paradigms to 
analyze written, verbal and visual communication. 

GLY 1100 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a study of the earth's history through the study of 
rock layers, the interpretation of fossils, environmental 
conditions in which fossils existed, the dynamic 
interactions which brought about changes in earth 
structure. The interpretation of the historical record and 
the evolutionary changes occurring among certain marine 
life and land flora and fauna is discussed. May be taken 
before or after GLY 1010. 

GLY IIOOL HISTORICAL GEOLOGY 
LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

In this laboratory course the students study topographic 
and geological maps, fossils, and mineral materials that 
support the historical development of the planet Earth. 

~ Marine Science ~ 

OCB 2010 MARINE BIOLOGY-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 or one year of high school 
biology, or permission of instructor 

This course is an introduction to the biology of the sea 
and elementary oceanography. Emphasis is placed on 
living organisms of the sea and their marine environment. 

OCB 2010L MARINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY-AA (**) 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course emphasizes field collection 
methods and organism identification. Measurements are 
made with respect to the physio-chemical properties of 
the sea and water column profiles, as well as the pattern 
of waves in currents. The taxonomy laboratory includes 
identification of a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate 
organisms. Boat-centered field experiences are frequently 
utilized. 

OCE lOOlC OCEANOGRAPHY I: A 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Oceanography is a true science but not a traditional 
science. Oceanography is a multidisciplinary field, which 
encompasses the traditional fields of biology, geology, 
chemistry and physics. The beauty of oceanography is 
that it actually incorporates specific subsets of 
information from each of these disciplines in an 
integrated fashion. This course provides an overview of 
each of these fields is provided with the ocean 



environment as a general model. The marine environment 
of Southwest Florida provides an excellent laboratory 
setting to accomplish the overall objective of the course 
enabling students to see connections between the 
disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, 
economics and other disciplines traditionally viewed as 
separate. For the most part, OCE lOOlC covers 
geological, chemical, and physical oceanography. This 
course can be taken in any order with OCE 1002C. 

OCE 1002C OCEANOGRAPHY II: A 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Oceanography is a true science, but not a traditional 
science. Oceanography is a multidisciplinary field which 
encompasses the traditional fields of biology, geology, 
chemistry and physics. The beauty of oceanography is 
that it actually incorporates specific subsets of 
information from each of these disciplines in an 
integrated fashion. This course provides an overview of 
each of these fields is provided with the ocean 
environment as a general model. The marine environment 
of Southwest Florida provides an excellent laboratory 
setting to accomplish the overall objective of the course 
enabling students to see connections between the 
disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, 
economics and other disciplines traditionally viewed as 
separate. OCE 1002C covers the most important aspects 
of biological oceanography (= marine biology). This 
course can be taken in any order with OCE lOOlC. 

~ Nutrition ~ 

HUN 1201 NUTRITION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is an introductory course to the scientific principles 
of nutrition, covering the role of specific nutrients, their 
digestion, absorption, and metabolism, sources of the 
nutrients and requirements of the various age groups. This 
course cannot be used to meet the AA Science 
requirement since it has no accompanying laboratory. 

~ Physical Science ~ 

PHY 1007 PHYSICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or higher level 
mathematics. 

This one semester course for students in the health 
sciences who need a background in physics which is 
broad in scope and stresses applications in the health 
field. This course cannot be used to meet the AA science 
requirement since it has no accompanying laboratory. 

PHY 1053 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 or MAC 
1147 

This is the first course of a two-semester non-calculus 
introduction to physics sequence primarily for pre- 
professional and technical students. Topics covered 
include mechanics and the properties of matter. 



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PHY 1053L FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I 
LABORATORV-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course is a companion to PHY 1053 and includes 
comprehensive 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- 
professional and technical students. Topics covered 
include oscillations and waves, sound, thermodynamics, 
electricity and magnetism. 

PHY 1054L FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course is a companion to PHY 1054 and includes 
comprehensive 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 
calculus-based physics sequence. Topics covered include 
mechanics 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 
comprehensive 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, 
electricity 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 
interpretation to illustrate concepts and principles related 
to oscillations 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, 
socialization, 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 
communication discipline. A variety of activities and 
class assignments are designed to acquaint students with 
the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public speaking 
levels of speech communication. Students may also enroll 
in the business emphasis section of this course, which 
emphasizes communicating during an employment 
interview, communicating in self-directed work teams and 
developing multimedia presentations. 

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 
listening 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 
student, more comfortable and successful. It also helps 
the student develop effective learning strategies and 
techniques in order to be successful in college studies. 
The course is intended to positively impact the academic 
perfonnance, social adjustment, and personal growth of 
the student. 

SLS 1107 ACHIEVING ACADEMIC SUCCESS-AA 

3 class hours 1 Credit hour 

This course is designed for students who have not 
succeeded in their academic studies and are on academic 
dismissal 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 various types of tests, and improve both written 
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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 
understanding of leadership, assists participants in 
developing a personal philosophy of leadership, an 
awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of 
leadership, and an awareness of one's own ability and 
style of leadership. 

THEATRE ARTS 

ENG 2100 AMERICAN CINEMA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This telecourse explores how Hollywood films work 
technically, artistically, and culturally to reinforce and 
challenge America's national self-image. An art form, an 
industry, and a system of representation and 
communication, American film is a complicated and 
profoundly influential element of American culture. 

THE 1020 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces the elements of drama and the 
process of theatrical production, with special emphasis on 
reading, analyzing and experiencing contemporary drama. 
Note: Theatre students should take this course before or 
concurrently with TPP 1110. 

THE 1925, 2925 THEATRE PERFORMANCE AND 
PRODUCTION-AA 
6 studio hours 6 Credits 

Rehearsal and performance in a major college or 
professional production is presented in this course. Open 
auditions. This course may be repeated once for credit. 



THE 2100 THEATRE HISTORY AND LITERATURE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a comprehensive survey of the 
development of the theatre and its literature from its 
beginnings to modem times. This includes reading and 
discussion of plays representative of each significant 
theatrical period and study of their relationship to their 
cultural and social setting. (1) 

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 1 1 10, 1 1 1 1 ACTING I-II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite or 

Corequisite: THE 1020 or permission of instructor. 

This course presents the principles and techniques of 
acting with production of selected scenes. 

TPP 2118 ACTING 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. 




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BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM 
. CO URSES 

(Upper Division courses limited to students 
admitted into a baccalaureate program major) 

DSC 3034 TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course provides an in-depth investigation of 
terrorists, their targets and potential methods, and the 
resultant implications for emergency management 
mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. This 
course explores terrorists and their motives, vulnerability 
of critical infrastructure and other civilian targets, risk 
assessment and einergency management interventions. 
Course topics include descriptions and critiques of local, 
national, and international resources and initiatives in this 
evolving modem phenomenon. 

ENC 3310 ADVANCED EXPOSITION-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 

This course prepares students for the work required of 
professional and public writers. The course includes 
advanced practice in expository writing, in-depth analysis 
of rhetorical techniques and modes of discourse, and 
review of grammar and syntax. Students will evaluate a 
variety of written texts and write their own full-length 
critical research paper on a career-related topic of their 
choice. This 3000-word paper will involve extensive 
research, under the guidance of the instructor, and be the 
basis for a formal class presentation. The course will 
comprise a blend of instructional methodologies, 
including both face-to-face and distance-education 
components. 

IDS 3355 PROBLEM SOLVING THROUGH CRITICAL 
THINKING-BS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 

This course provides students with the opportunities 
for analysis, synthesis, prescription, and apphcation 
of critical thinking and decision making in solving 
organizational problems. A major focus of the 
course will be on logical reasoning and 
mathematical strategies for problem solving. 

ISM 3004 INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
FOR BUSINESS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 



students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. In 
addition, CGS 1100 or equivalent competency is a 
prerequisite for this course. 

This is a survey course that provides coverage of 
information processing concepts, technology and 
computer applications in a business environment using 
microcomputers. The importance of end-user computing 
in modem business organizations is stressed and the 
information infrastmcture of typical business firms is 
studied. This course will have a focus on case studies, 
projects, and group interaction, allowing students to have 
the ability to learn how technology 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 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, and six semester 
hours of college level mathematics. 
This course consists of a comprehensive study of 
contrasting philosophies of management, current theories 
of leadership, management and supervision, as well as 
current trends and issues for business managers. In 
addition, this course focuses on applications and cases for 
development of competencies. 

MAN 3120 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND 
LEADERSHIP-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, and six semester 
hours of college level mathematics. 
This is an applied leadership course with a focus on case 
studies, projects and group interaction, including 
theoretical 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 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course analyzes modem methods and theories in 
human resources management, personal administration. 
Topics include recmitment, promotion, performance 
evaluation, dismissal, and training. 

MAN 3641 ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101. 

This course introduces the student to methods and 
techniques used in public policy research and 
management to evaluate public programs from an 
empirically sound foundation. 



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MAN 4701 BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIETY-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, and six semester 
hours of college level mathematics. 
This course explores roles of personal, organizational, and 
societal values and ethics in society. Topics include 
exploration of individual ethics, values, and goals; the 
study of ethical behavior within organizations as it 
influences people, products, and the work environment; 
and the exploration of the appropriate roles of individuals, 
organizations, and government in society. 

MAN 4720 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND 
ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, and six semester 
hours of college level mathematics. 
This course examines strategic planning and work 
organization as well as the development of organizational 
policies and procedures. Topics include corporate 
planning, organizational analysis and design, change 
implementation, design and oversight of policies, 
determining organizational direction, developing 
organizational direction, developing organizational 
strategy, and evaluation and control and its application 
within an organization. 

MAN 4915 MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. In 
addition, all degree core requirements must be 
completed prior to enrolling in the capstone course. 
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 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course is an introduction to budgeting in the public 
and nonprofit sectors. The course concentrates on 
developing budget knowledge and skills essential for 
successful management performance. 

PAD 3712 INFORMATION RESOURCES 

MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 



course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC HOI, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 

This course examines the issues related to managing digital 
technology in the public sector. This course introduces 
students to E-govemment applications; including planning 
procurement, implementation, evaluation, and limitations 
of infomiation technologies. 

PAD 3820 PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM INTEGRATION- 
BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course compares and contrasts the various 
components of the public safety sector. The course 
examines the working relationship between public safety 
organizations and the effectiveness of the various service 
delivery models. 

PAD 4232 GRANT AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT- 
BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
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 
contract management. 

PAD 4393 CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course studies the techniques, skills, and information 
systems needed to implement command and control 
applications during significant emergencies 

PAD 4426 PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR RELATIONS-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course analyses bargaining and negotiating in 
political and academic content and provides a practical 
guide to those involved in contract negotiations. The 
course examines the skills needed to resolve disputes in 
the public sector through facilitation, mediation, and other 
alternative methods. 



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PAD 4442 PUBLIC RELATIONS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
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. 



POLICY AND 

IN THE PUBLIC 



PAD 4604 REGULATORY 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 
SAFETY SECTOR-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course examines the issues of administrative ethics 
in public service. Topics include integrity, ethics codes, 
administrative discretion, secrecy and sunshine laws, 
organizational pressures, and policies on whistleblowing. 

PAD 4932 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC 
SAFETY-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in any upper level 
course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), 
students must complete the following courses with a 
grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and six 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
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. 




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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, 
writing and math projects 

Accreditation-Certification that a college meets a set 
of criteria established by one of six private, nonprofit, 
voluntary regional accrediting associations. 

Add/Drop-The procedure used to alter class 
schedules after initial registration and through the first 
week of the semester. During this time, students can 
adjust their schedule by dropping or adding a course 
without penalty. 

Advanced Placement (AP)-A national examination 
through which credit may be awarded in specified 
subjects. The minimum passing score is required for the 
awarding of credit applicable toward a degree. 
Information is available in the Counseling, Advising, and 
Assessment Center. 

AS-Associate in Science Degree. A two-year 
program of instruction consisting of college level courses 
to prepare for entry into employment. All AS courses are 
advanced 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 
transition of students through the secondary, community 
college and university educational systems. 

Audit-A college credit course taken for informational 
instruction only. College credit is not earned and regular 
fees are assessed. Testing and course pre-and co- 
requisites apply. 

Baccalaureate (Bachelor's)-A degree obtained by 
completing 120+ credit hours. The first 60 hours are 
usually made up of general education classes and the final 
60+ hours consist of major-specific coursework. 

Baccalaureate and University Programs Division- 

This division is comprised of Edison's baccalaureate 
programs. Educator Preparation Institute, and Edison 
University Center partnership programs. 

Career Center-The Center provides students and 



alumni with a fiill range of career and employment 
services including career planning and assessment, 
occupational information, internships, job listings, and 
employment assistance. 

Catalog-A resource of academic policies, procedures, 
college and degree requirements, faculty and course 
descriptions, published yearly (but subject to change). 

CLAST Alternative-Refers to one of the approved 
alternatives that satisfies one or more subtests of the 
CLAST requirement. These alternatives include a 
combination of test scores (SAT-R or ACT-E) and/or 
specific course grades. 

CLEP (College Level Examination Program)- 

CLEP is a national examination through which credit may 
be awarded in specified subjects. Meeting the minimum 
passing score is required for awarding of credit applicable 
toward a degree. Information is available in the 
Counseling, Advising and Assessment Center. 

Continuing Education-A variety of non-credit 
subjects offered to the community through Edison. 

C.E.U. (Continuing Education Unit)-One C.E.U. is 
awarded for every ten contact hours of instruction in an 
organized continuing education/non-credit course. 

Corequisite-A course which must be taken at the 
same time as another course. 

Credit by Examination-The award of credit is based 
upon the demonstration of knowledge of prior learning as 
assessed by examination. This process may also include 
an assessment of professional certification. Examples 
include: Advanced Placement, CLEP, FL EMT-B and/or 
Paramedic Certification, FDLE CJSTC exam, 
International Baccalaureate and the National Registry 
Exam for Radiologic Technologists. 

Credit Hour (or semester hour)-The credit hours 
reflect approximately the total hours a student spends per 
week in class. For example, a student enrolled in ENC 
1101 (3 credits) spends approximately three hours per 
week for approximately 15 weeks in class. 

Credit in Escrow-Enrollment at Edison 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 fiiUy met and who is working 
toward a degree. 



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Drop-A student may drop a course during the 
add/drop period. A dropped course does not appear on the 
permanent 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 established college procedures. 

Dual Enrollment-A student enrolled at two 
educational institutions (a high school and a community 
college) concurrently. See your high school counselor for 
information. 

Early Admission-Full-time enrollment at Edison by 
eligible high school students. Permission of the high 
school principal or designee is required. 

Edison University Center-An alliance between 
Edison College and specific baccalaureate degree granting 
colleges and universities that allows Edison College 
graduates to pursue various bachelor's degrees while 
remaining at an Edison campus. 

Educational Plan-A plan of required and elective 
courses prepared by an academic advisor to assist students 
in reaching their academic goals. 

Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)-An 

Alternative Teacher Certification Program that provides 
teacher training to help the student achieve certification 
status as a Florida educator. 

Effective Catalog-Contingent upon a student's 
continuous enrollment, the catalog in effect at the time a 
student first enrolls governs the student's graduation 
requirements. 

EGL-The Edison Guiding Light program consists of 
student assistants who work in the Office of Student 
Development. They assist in student recruitment and 
retention. 

eLearning-The systematic effort to reach potential 
learners who may be excluded from the traditional 
classroom by constraints of time, place and/or 
circumstance. Edison Internet courses are an example of 
distance learning. 

Fee-A non-reftindable 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 students who transfer from another institution and 
apply for financial assistance at Edison. 

FCELPT-(Florida College Entry Level Placement 
Test) is an academic assessment used for placement into 
either college level classes or college preparatory courses. 

Foreign Language Requirement-A requirement of 
Florida's state universities. Universities generally require 



two years of the same foreign language at the high school, 
or 8-10 credit hours at the community college level. 

Full-time Status-Enrollment in 12 or more credit 
hours in a Fall, Spring or Summer semester. 

General Education Hours-A specific number of 
semester hours of basic liberal arts courses required as 
foundation 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 
credits attempted, credits earned and grades earned. 

Grant-Non-repayable financial aid fiinds awarded for 
college expenses to qualified students. 

International Diversity Classes-Florida State 
University may require students to take courses that have 
an international or diversity focus. These are designed 
with an "I" after the course descriptions. 

International Student-A student who has entered 
the United States on a nonimmigrant visa (Fl) (most often 
an individual on a student visa). 

Internship Program-Students may use current 
employment or seek desired employment/volunteer 
experiences 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 
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Major-A group of related courses that constitute a 
focused program of study in a specific area of knowledge. 

Mini-semester-A short semester of credit instruction. 
Also referred to as Fall A or B or Spring A or B. 

Non-credit-A course for which college credit is not 
granted. 

Part-time status-Enrollment in 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 
programs 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 infonnation is available in the 
Office of the Registrar. 

Scholarships-Financial assistance for college 
expenses granted by donors to qualified recipients. 
Further information is available in the Financial Aid 
Office. 

Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)-An academic 
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 approximately 16 weeks. 




Semester Hour-See credit hour. 

Student Classification-Pertains to full-time, 
time, audit, credit, or non-credit. 



part- 



Student Government Association-(SGA)-Official 
representatives of the student body to the administration 
in matters concerning student life. 



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Academic Advising Services 40 

Academic Calendar 12 

Academic Petition 24 

Academic Policies & Procedures 65 

Academic Probation 68 

Academic Programs of Study 71 

Academic Second Chance 23 

Academic Support Programs 1 13 

Academic Suspension 68 

Academic Warning 68 

Accounting Applications Certificate Requirements 100 

Accounting Course Descriptions 135 

Accounting Technology AS Degree Requirements 77 

Accreditation 1 

Administration, Faculty and Staff 2 

Admissions 13 

Admissions Requirements, Health Professions 15 

Advanced Placement 1 15 

American Disability Act 56 

Anthropology Course Descriptions 135 

Anatomy Course Descriptions 182 

Appeal of Petition Decision 24 

Application Fees 30 

Art Course Descriptions 136 

Astronomy Course Descriptions 182 

Assessment Services 39 

Associate in Arts Program Guide 73 

Associate in Science Programs 76 

Audit Students 20 

Baccalaureate and University Programs 123 

Baccalaureate Program Courses 188 

Bachelor of Public Safety Management Degree Program 72 

Banking and Finance Course Descriptions 137 

Basic Use of Computers 65 

Beepers, Cellular Phones, and Pagers 65 

Biology Course Descriptions 183 

Board of Trustees 4 

Bookstores 130 

Buckley Amendment 24 

Building Construction Course Descriptions 147 

Business Administration AS Degree Requirements 78 

Business/Management/Finance Course Descriptions 137 

Calendar (College) 12 

Campus Maps 8,9,10 

Campus Violence Prevention Policy 55 

Cardiovascular Technology AS Degree Requirements 79 

Cardiovascular Technology Course Descriptions 139 

Certificate Programs 99 

Charlotte Campus 8 

Chemistry Course Descriptions 184 

Children or Family Members in the Classroom 65 

Class Attendance, Absence 65 

Class Cancellations 65 

CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test) 59 

CLAST Waiver Requests 62 

CLEP 117 

College Level Academic Skills Competencies (CLASP) 59 

College Policies 65 

College Preparatory Program 1 13 



College Rights 19 

Collier Campus 9 

Computational Skills 59 

Computer Lab Hours 130 

Computer Programming and Analysis 

AS Degree Requirements 80 

Computer Programming Certificate 

Requirements 101 

Computer Science Course Descriptions 140 

Counseling Services 40 

Course Descriptions 132 

Course Information 132 

Course Outline and Course Syllabus 65 

Credit Based on ACE Recommendations 120 

Credit from Military Schools 119 

Credit Hour Fee 30 

Credit in Escrow 119 

Crime Scene Technology AS Degree Requirements 82 

Crime Scene Technology Certificate Requirements 102 

Criminal Jusfice Course Descriptions 142 

Criminal Justice Technology AS Degree Requirements 81 

Dean's List 65 

Degree Acceleration Programs 1 15 

Dental Assisting Certificate Requirements 103 

Dental Hygiene AS Degree Requirements 83 

Dental Assisting and Hygiene Course Descriptions 144 

Disciplinary Probation & Suspension 47 

Drafting and Design Course Descriptions 147 

Drafting and Design Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 84 

Drop/Add Periods 12 

Drug Free Campus 54 

Dual Enrollment 115 

Early Childhood Education AS Degree Requirements 85 

Early Childhood Education Course Descriptions 148 

Early Admissions 1 15 

Economics Course Descriptions 149 

Educadon Course Descriptions 149 

Effective Catalog Policy 20 

eLeaming Courses 126 

Emergency Medical Services Course Descriptions 150 

Emergency Medical Services Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 86 

Emergency Medical Technology: 

EMT Certificate Requirements 104 

English Language Course Descriptions 153 

English for Academic Purposes Course Descriptions 151 

Enrollment Verification 23 

Environmental Science 183 

EPI Program (Educator Preparation Institute) 79 

Evaluation of Transfer Credit 16 

Eye Care Technician Certificate 105 

Faculty Office Hours 66 

Fees 30 

FERPA 23 

Final Exam Schedule 12 

Final Grade Reports 23 

Financial Aid Information 32 



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Fine Arts Programs 41 

Fire Science Technology AS Degree Requirements 87 

Fire Science Technology Course Descriptions 155 

Florida College Entry Level Placement Test 39 

Florida Statewide Course Numbering System 133 

Foreign Language Course Descriptions 1 57 

Foreign Language Requirement 62 

Foreign Students (See International Students) 1 5 

General Education Agreement 27 

Geography Course Descriptions 1 57 

Geology Course Descriptions 185 

Glossary of Terms 192 

Golf Course Operations AS Degree Requirements 88 

Golf Course Operations Course Descriptions 158 

Gordon Rule 193 

Grade Corrections 66 

Grade Forgiveness Policy 66 

Grade Point System 66 

Grade Reports 66 

Graduation Requirements 64 

Grants 32 

Grievance Policy 57 

Hendry/Glades Information 7 

History Course Descriptions 160 

History of the College 7 

Honors Research 67 

Honors Scholar Program 128 

Horticulture Course Descriptions 161 

Hospitality Course Descriptions 137 

Human Ser\'ices Course Descriptions 161 

Humanities Course Descriptions 161 

l.D. Cards 41 

Incomplete Grades 67 

Individualized Study 67 

Information (Helpful) 191 

Information Services Course Descriptions 162 

Interdisciplinary Science Course Descriptions 181 

International Baccalaureate Program 1 1 8 

International Students 15 

Internet Services Technology AS Degree Requirements 89 

Internship Program 127 

Internship Course Descriptions 137 

Late Registration Fee 20 

Laws Affecting Students 49 

Lee Campus 10 

Library Charges 131 

Library (Learning Resources) 131 

Literature Course Descriptions 151 

Loans 32 

Maps of Campus 8,9,10 

Marine Science 185 

Mathematics Course Descriptions 162 

Maximum Course Attempts 21 

Maximum Course Attempts Policy 67 

Maximum Student Class Load 20 

Media Course Descriptions 164 

Minority Student Services 42 

Mission Statement 6 

Multiple Attempt Course Surcharge 21 



Music Course Descriptions 164 

National Guard Fee Exemption 34 

Network Specialist Certificate Requirements 106 

Networking Administrator 

AS Degree Requirements 90 

Non-Degree Seeking Students 16 

Nursing AS Degree Requirements 92 

Nursing Course Descriptions 167 

Nutrition Course Descriptions 185 

Oceanography Course Descriptions 185 

Opticianry AS Degree Requirements 94 

Opticianry Course Descriptions 170 

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Certificate 

Requirements 105 

Orientation 39 

Paralegal Studies Course Descriptions 172 

Paralegal Studies AS Degree Requirements 95 

Paramedic Certificate Program 108 

Payment of Registration Fees 21 

Peer Tutorial Program 41 

Petitions 24 

Philosophy Course Descriptions 174 

Physics Course Descriptions 185 

Physical Therapist Assistant Course Descriptions 173 

Physical Therapist Assistant AS Degree Requirements 96 

Placement Testing 39 

Political Science Course Descriptions 177 

Privacy Rights 23 

Probation After Suspension 68 

Programs for Students with Disabilities 1 14 

Program Offerings 71 

Psychology Course Descriptions 176 

Radiologic Technology AS Degree Requirements 97 

Radiologic Technology Course Descriptions 177 

Rauschenberg Gallery of Fine Arts 41 

Reading Course Descriptions 180 

Readmission 16 

Real Estate Course Descriptions 139 

Records 23 

Refund Policy 21 

Registration 20 

Repayment of Title IV Funds 32 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 18 

Respiratory Care AS Degree Requirements 98 

Respiratory Care Course Descriptions 180 

Scholarships 35 

Science Course Descriptions 181 

Security Policy and Statistics 56 

Ser\'icemember's Opportunity College 1 19 

Small Business Management Certificate Requirements 109 

SOAR Program 1 14 

Sociology Course Descriptions 186 

Speech Course Descriptions 186 

Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) 68 

State Articulation Agreement 27 









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State Statutes and College Policy Affecting Students 49 

Student Activities 41 

Student Classifications 68 

Student Conduct 43 

Student Discipline and Hearing Procedures 43 

Student Government Association 42 

Smdent Life 41 

Student Life Skills Course Descriptions 186 

Student Online Services Access 21 

Student Organizations 42 

Student Participation in Decision Making 41 

Student Review of Instruction 68 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 43 

Student Support Services 40 

Student Surveys 69 

Substitution Policy For Students With Disabilities 25 

Technology Help Desk 130 

Testing Services 39 

Textbook Selection Process 69 

Theater Arts Course Descriptions 187 

Traffic Regulafions 47 

Transcripts 25 

Transfer Students 33 

Transient Students 18 

Tuition and Fees 30 

Turf Equipment Technology Certificate Requirements 110 

University Transfer 28 

Upward Bound 40 

Veterans Information 34 

Visual Assessment Certificate Requirements 1 1 1 

Withdrawing from courses 22 

Withdrawal Policy 65 

Word-Processing or Typing Policy 69 

Work-Study Programs 32 

Written Concerns or Complaints 43 



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