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EDISON COLLEGE 
2008-2009 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 33906-62 1 

(239) 489-9300 

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

Hendry / Glades Services 

4050 Cowboy Way 

LaBelle, Florida 33935 

(863) 674-0408 

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

Edison College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award 
baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees and certificates. 

This Catalog is for information only and does not constitute a contract between the applicant or student and the College. 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 Web site: www.edison.edu. 



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EDISON 
COLLEGE 



DISTRICT OFFICES 

8099 College Parkway 

P.O. Box 60210 

Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210 

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION 

Kenneth P. Walker, Ph.D. 

District President 

Noreen Thomas, Ed.D. 

District Executive Vice President 

Edith Pendleton, Ph.D. 

District Vice President 
Grants and Strategic Initiatives 

Maureen McCIintock, M.B.A. 

District Vice President 
Planning and Accreditation 



CAMPUS PRESIDENTS 

Patricia Land, Ed.D. Jeffery Allbritten, Ph.D. Robert R. Jones, Ed.D. 

President President President 

Charlotte County Campus Collier County Campus Lee County Campus 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



District Board of Trustees 4 

Welcome from the President 5 

Mission Statement 6 

About Edison College 7 

Campus Maps 8-10 

College Calendar 11 

Helpful Information 12 

Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, Student Records, and Transfer of Credits 

Admissions 14-18 

Registration 19-21 

Financial Aid 22-28 

Student Records 29-31 

Transfer of Credits 32-37 

Edison University Center 38 

Student Services 

Student Support Services 40-45 

Student Information and Policies 46-60 

Student Life 61 

Academic Policies and Procedures Relating to Students 62-67 

Academic Support Programs 

Academic Support Programs 69-71 

Degree Acceleration Programs 72-75 

Honors Scholar Program 76 

Libraries, Bookstores, Computer Labs and Technology Help Desk 77-78 

Graduation Requirements 

General Information 80 

Associate Degrees and Certificate Programs 80 

Baccalaureate Degrees 80-81 

Programs of Study 

Baccalaureate Degree Programs 86-88 

Associate of Arts Degree 89-90 

Associate of Science Degree Programs 93-124 

Certificate Programs 126-137 

Edison Online 138-140 

Course Information and Course Descriptions 

Course Information 142 

Course Descriptions 143-199 

Administration and Faculty 201 

Glossary of Terms 207-209 

Index 210-212 



EDISON COLLEGE 
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES 




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

Chairman 
Lee County 




Washington D. Baquero, M.D. 

Vice Chairman 
Lee County 





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Ann E. Berlam, M.Ed. 

Collier County 



David M. Klein, M.D. 

Charlotte County 



Mary Lee Mann, B.S. 

Lee County 






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

Hendry County 



Julia G. Perry, B.A.E. 

Glades County 



Christopher T. Vernon, J.D. 

Collier County 




Dear Students, 

Welcome to Edison College. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the philosophy of providing top quality education in 
a friendly atmosphere with individual attention to the needs of our students. You will find that we have an outstanding faculty 
qualified by professional preparation and experience, and committed to nurturing each person's potential through trust and 
respect. 

At Edison, we believe in designing the system around the student's needs, not in molding the student to the system. We 
strive to provide learning opportimities that encourage students to become immersed in and responsible for their educational 
process. We believe in providing an environment rich in opportunity, encouragement and collaboration to allow students to 
become successftil, responsible learners today and competent, accountable leaders of tomorrow. 

With a full range of educational offerings, from certificate programs and associate degrees to high-demand baccalaureate 
programs, you are sure to find the quality academic preparation you need to succeed. In addition to a challenging curriculum, 
you will find a full complement of student organizations, leadership opportunities and cultural activities to enrich your Edison 
experience. And if your busy schedule keeps you from coming to campus, you can now earn your entire AA degree through 
Edison Online. 

The Edison College Board, administration, faculty and staff 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 invite you to give of your 
time, effort and abilities in a positive and constructive way to enhance your learning and make Edison College a better place. 



Sincerely, 



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J 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 collegiality, 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 



ABOUT EDISON COLLEGE 

Edison College was established in 1962 in Fort Myers, Florida, winter home to such luminaries as Henry Ford, Charles 
Lindbergh, Harvey Firestone, and the College's namesake, Thomas Edison. The first classes were held in a former elementary 
school and drew 500 students. 

Today, the College is a dynamic, multi-campus institution with an enrollment approaching 1 7,000 credit-seeking students. 
Nationally recognized as a leader in innovative education, Edison's ranked 81" in the nation in the number of associate degrees 
awarded in 2006, and consistently ranks among the top 50 fastest-growing two-year colleges with enrollment of 10,000 or more 
students. 

With campuses in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties, and services in Hendry and Glades counties, students can find the 
courses they need at locations and times that meet their busy schedules. Edison also offers a ftill array of online courses and 
support services. Beginning Fall 2008, students will be able to earn the entire associate in arts degree through Edison Online. 

The name of the institution was officially changed from Edison Community College to Edison College in 2004 to reflect 
the College's evolving role as an innovative leader in providing higher education opportunities for career-minded adults. 
Today, Edison's comprehensive curriculum offers bachelor's degrees, associate in arts and associate in science degrees, and 
certificate programs. 

Deeply rooted in the community, Edison College takes pride in creating a learning environment that is student-centered 
and challenging. A classical general education curriculum serves as Edison's academic fialcrum, offering core courses in 
communications, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. Dedicated faculty and staff are cotnmitted 
to educational excellence, and small class size ensures one-on-one attention. The College's state-of-the-art facilities, technology 
and equipment complement the friendly, caring environment that permeates the College. 




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 33906-62 1 0;Telephone 
(239) 489-9294. 



Charlotte Campus 



The Charlotte Campus is located on a 200-acre site at 26300 Airport Road near 1-75. In a beautiful and naturalistic 
environment, the campus offers a full range of higher education services with 1 1 buildings arranged in a traditional 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 child care facility and fitness center are available to serve students and the community. 




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EDISON COLLEGE 

CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 

26300 Airport Road • Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 

(941) 637-5629 
www.edison.ediVcharlotte 



Child Care (CC) 

Classrooms (CL) 

Classrooms 
Art Studio 
Computer Labs 

Fitness Center (FC) 

YMCA Fitness Program 

Facult> Offices (FO) 

Faculty Offices 

Health Science (HS) 
Computer Lab 
Nursing Labs 
Emergency Medical 

Services Lab 
Faculty Offices 



Peeples Learning 
Resources (LS) 

Library 

Open Student Computer 

Lab 
Distance Learning 
Edison University Center 

Moore Observatory (OB) 

Astronomical 
Observatory 



Physical Plant (PP) 

Mailroom 

Physical Plant Offices 

Custodial/Grounds 

Student Activities (SA) 
Cafeteria 
Theatre 

Career Services 
Student Activities 
Tutoring Center 
Clubs/Organizations 
Bookstore 



Yarger Hall (SC) 

Science Labs 
Faculty Offices 



Student Services (SS) 

Admissions/Registration 
Advising 
Auxiliary Aids 
Financial Aid 
Cashier 
Continuing Ed 
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 Boulevard (State Road 951) in Naples. The campus serves approximately 3,000 students and includes 
classrooms, learning resources (library), a bookstore, cafeteria, auditorium, and 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. 



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COLLIER CAMPUS 

7007 Lely Cultural Parkway • Naples, Florida 341 1 3 

(239) 732-3737 
www.edison.edu/collier 



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Library C 

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Computer Laboratory L. 

Addecnk Support 

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faojlcy Offices E, F 

Conference Center J 

Phni Operations ...H, i 

Child Care Center K 

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Academic Advising 
Administration 
Admissions & 

Registration 
Cashier 
Career Center 
Financial Aid 
Information Center 
Security 
Student Activities 



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. Offering exceptional programs and services in Southwest Florida since 1965, the campus 
serves approximately 10,000 students annually with state-of-the-art facilities, technology, classrooms and laboratories. The 
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery are located on the Lee Campus. 



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I.EE CAMPUS 

8099 College Parkway • i'-on Myers, Ptorida .33919 

(239) 489-9300 



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Walker Health Sciences Hall (A) 

Health and Sciences Division 
Health Technologies 

Anatomy and Physiology 

Lab 
Cardiovascular Technology 
Dental Assisting 
Dental Hygiene 
Microbiology Lab 
Nursing 
Opticianry 

Physical Therapist Assisting 
Radiologic Technology 
Respiratory Care Technology 

Leonhardt Hall (H) 

Learning Assistance 
Mathematics 
Natural Sciences 

Robinson Hall (I) 

Administrative Offices 

Richard H. Rush Library (J) 

Library 

Corbin Auditorium 

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Humanities Hall (L/LL) 

The Bob Rauschenberg 

Gallery 
Communications 
Art 

Humanities 
Music 
Division of Arts and Sciences 

Information Technology Hall (G) 

Gresham Hall (B/C) 

Crime Scene Technology 
Criminal JusticeTechnology 
Emergency Medical Services 
Fire Science 
Paralegal Studies 
Public Safety Management 
(BAS) 



Hendry Hall (K) 

Accounting 

Business 

Computer Labs 

Division of Professional and 

Technical Studies 
Drafting & Design 
Early Childhood Education 
Social Sciences 

Sabal Hall (O) 

Business Office 
Lecture Halls 

Royal Palm Hall (N) 

Human Resources 
Purchasing and Auxiliary 

Services 
Lecture Halls 

Areca Hall (P) 

Assessment Center 
Lecture Halls 

Howard Hall (Q) 

Lecture Halls 
SOAR Program 
University Center 



Taeni Hall (S) 

Admissions 

Advising 

Bookstore 

Cafeteria 

Counseling 

District Dean of 

AcadeiTiic Success 
District Dean of 

Student Services 
Financial Aid 
Office of the Registrar 
Records 
Registration 

Student Support Services 
Student Government and 

Club OtTices 

E-Learning Center (T) 

Edison Online 

Barbara B. Mann Performing 
Arts Hall (M) 

Madeliene Lockmiller Child 
Development Center (V) 



OFFICIAL COLLEGE CALENDAR 2008-2009 



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Fall Semester 2008 


Spring 


Semester 2009 


Summer Semester 2009 
























ADMISSION: 


Full 


A 


B 


Full 


A 


B 


Full 


A 




B 


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


Aug 15 


Aug 15 


Oct 16 


Jan 2 


Jan 2 


Feb 27 


May 1 


May 1 


Jun 23 


CLASSES: 


First day of classes 


Aug 25 


Aug 25 


Oct 16 


Jan 7 


Jan 7 


Mar 9 


May 6 


May 6 


Jun 24 


Last day of classes 


Dec 5 


Oct 9 


Dec 9 


Apr 22 


Feb 24 


Apr 24 


Aug 4 


Jun 18 


Aug 6 


FINAL EXAMINATIONS: 


See exam schedule on the web 


Dec 
6-12 


Oct 

10-14 


Dec 
10-12 


Apr 
23-29 


Feb 

25-27 


Apr 

27-29 


Aug 
5-11 


Jun 
19-23 


Aug 
7-11 


GRADES: 


Last day to remove "Incomplete" 
from the previous semester 


Sep 22 


N/A 


N/A 


Feb 3 


N/A 


N/A 


Jun2 


N/A 


N/A 


Final grades due from the faculty 
by 12:00 midnight 


Dec 16 


Oct 15 


Dec 16 


May 1 


Mar 9 


May 1 


Aug 13 


Jun 23 


Aug 13 


Initial attendance verification due 


Sep 3 


Sep 3 


Oct 23 


Jan 15 


Jan 15 


Mar 16 


May 12 


May 12 


Jul 1 


Final attendance verification due 


Nov 6 


Mar 26 


Jul 13 


GRADUATION 


Commencement 


May 1 


May 1 


May 1 


Deadline to apply for graduation. 




Mar 20 


Mar 20 


HOLIDAYS: 


College closed 


Sep 1 


Sep 1 


Nov 27-30 


Jan 19 


Jan 19 


Mar 2-8 


May 25 


May 25 


Jul 3-4 




Nov 27-30 


Mar 2-8 




Apr 10 


Jul 3-4 




Dec 20 
-Jan 1 


Apr 10 




REGISTRATION: 


Registration begins 


Jun2 


Jun2 


Jun2 


Oct 20 


Oct 20 


Oct 20 


Mar 16 


Mar 16 


Mar 16 


Late Registration begins ($25 penalty) 


Aug 25 


Aug 25 


Oct 16 


Jan 7 


Jan 7 


Mar 9 


May 6 


May 6 


Jun 24 


LAST DAY TO: 


Register for classes 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 20 


Jan 13 


Jan 9 


Mar 12 


May 12 


May 8 


Jun 26 


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


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 20 


Jan 13 


Jan 9 


Mar 12 


May 12 


May 8 


Jun 26 


Drop a class with a refund 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 20 


Jan 13 


Jan 9 


Mar 12 


May 12 


May 8 


Jun 26 


Withdraw from individual courses or 
from college 


Oct 30 


Sep 25 


Nov 19 


Mar 19 


Feb 10 


Apr 9 


Jul 6 


Jun 5 


Jul 24 


RESIDENCY: 


Last day to apply for change of 
residency for tuition purposes 


Aug 29 


Aug 27 


Oct 20 


Jan 13 


Jan 9 


Mar 12 


May 12 


May 8 


Jun 26 


TESTING: 


Last day to register for the CLAST exam 


Sep 5 


Jan 23 


May 8 


CLAST examination 


Oct 4 


Feb 2 1 


Jun 6 


Registration deadline for CLAST Waivers 


Oct 10 


Mar 13 




CLAST Waiver Committee Meetings 


Oct 31 


Mar 27 





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HELPFUL INFORMATION 



Questions 

Academic Petitions 
Academic Standing, Probation, 
Suspension, Reinstatement 
Academic Advisement 
Add/Drop or Change Course 
Admissions 
Baccalaureate and University 

Programs 
Books and Classroom Supplies 
Career Counseling and Assessment 
Career Information and Resources 
CLAST Testing Information 
CLEF Testing 

Early College (Dual Enrollment) 
FCELPT Testing Information 
Medical / Accidents / Emergencies 
Non-Emergencies 

Evaluation of Transcripts 
Financial Aid 
Graduation 
Information General/ 

New Students 

International Students 

Hendry/Glades County Info 

Library Hours 

Learning Assistance Labs 

Loans 

Lost and Found 

New Students/Orientation 

Pay College Fees, 

Adjustment in College Bills 
Personal Counseling 
Registration 
Scholarships 
Student Activities 
Student Employment 
Student Organizations 
TTY Machine for Hearing or 

Speech Impaired 
Technology Help Desk 

Traffic Violations 

Transcripts and Academic Records 

Transfer into Edison 

Transfer credits out of Edison 

Veteran Benefits 

Withdrawal from Classes/College 

Work Study 



Department 


Lee 


Collier 


Charlotte 




County 


County 


County 


Records 


489-9056 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Academic Advisement 


489-9317 


732-3703 


637-5678 


Academic Advisement 


489-9365 


732-3703 


637-5629 


Registration 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Admissions 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Baccalaureate and University 


489-9295 






Programs 








Bookstore 


489-3345 


732-3738 


637-5671 


Career Center 




732-3792 


637-5605 


Career Center 




732-3792 


637-5605 


Assessment Center 


489-9237 


732-3703 


637-5678 


Assessment Center 


489-9237 


N/A 


N/A 


Admissions 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5678 


Assessment Center 


489-9237 


732-3703 


637-5632 




911 


911 


911 


Public Safety 


489-9203 


732-3712 


637-5608 


TTY 489-9010 




TTY 637-5608 




Records 


489-9104 


489-9104 


489-9104 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Records 

Office of College 


489-9056 
489-9054 


732-3107 
732-3737 




637-5629 


Information & Recruitment 








Office of College 


489-9362 


732-3701/3702 


637-5678 


Information & Recruitment 








Dean's Office at LaBelle 


863-674-0408 






Learning Resources Center 


489-9303 


732-3774 


637-5620 


Learning Assistance 


489-9310 


732-3773 


637-5693 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Public Safety 


489-9203 


732-3712 


637-5608 


Counseling Center 


489-9230 


732-3703 


637-5629 


Cashiers Office 


489-9386 


732-3714 


637-5676 


Counseling 


489-9230 


732-3703 


637-5629 


Registration 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Financial Aid 


489-9336 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Office of Student Development 


489-9338 


732-3736 


637-5622 


Human Resources 


489-9293 


732-3792 


637-5651 


Office of Student Development 


489-9338 


732-3736 


637-5622 


Students w/ Disabilities 


489-9093 


732-3788 


637-3503 


Public Safety 


489-9010 




637-5608 




Technology Services 


Ext 1202 


Ext 1202 


Ext 1202 




From off-campus 


(239) 489-9202 




Public Safety 


489-9203 


732-3712 


637-5608 


Records 


489-9317 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Admissions 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Records 


489-9317 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Financial Aid 


489-9345 


732-3705 


637-5651 


Registration 


489-9121 


732-3701/3702 


637-5654 


Financial Aid 


433-8047 


732-3705 


637-5651 



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ADMISSIONS, REGISTRATION, 

FINANCIAL AID, STUDENT RECORDS, 

AND TRANSFER OF CREDITS 




Admissions 

Edison College Admissions Policy 

Admissions Requirements 

International Students 

Requirements for Readmission 

Student Classifications 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 

College Rights 

Registration 

How to Register 

Student Classifications 

Academic Course Load 

Registration Fees, Reflinds 

Adding, Dropping, Auditing or Withdrawing from a Course 

Class Cancellations 

I.D. Cards 

Student Online Services Access 

Financial Aid 

Tuition and Fees 

How to Apply for Financial Aid 

Fee Payment Information 

Types of Financial Aid 

Policies Governing Financial Aid 

Veterans Education Benefits 

Student Records 

Custodian of Student Records 

Policies Governing Student Records 

Transcripts 

Transfer of Credits 

High School and Technical Centers 

Service Member's Opportunity College 

Credit Based on ACE Recommendations 

Transfer Information and Policies 

State University System Articulation Agreement 

University Transfer 
Edison University Center 



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Edison College Admissions Policy 

Edison College atllmis 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 may print 
and mail an application with the application fee. 

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. For 
important dates, please see the College Calendar on page 1 1 
of this Catalog. 

NOTE: Florida law (F.S. 1003.43) provides that students 
graduating from a Florida public high school after August 1, 
1987 and applying for admission to an 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. 

Admissions Requirements 

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

1 . Applicants must apply for admission and be accepted to 
Edison College. C|//7c/fl/ 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 Technol- 
ogy, Paralegal Studies or Crime Scene Technology 
awarded within the past 10 years which includes 60 
credit 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 
credits which includes the completion of the Florida 
State general education requirements. Such appli- 
cants must have 1 2 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. Combination of the above content areas upon 

recommendation by the BAS Admissions 

Committee or approval by the Associate Dean 

of Baccalaureate 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 Crim- 
inal Justice Standards and Training Commission 
certification in law enforcement corrections. 

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

4. Transfer students with an AS degree in Criminal Justice, 
Fire Science, 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 require- 
ments 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 sopho- 
more students may declare their intent to enroll in the 
BAS program through the Edison College Admission 
Application. 

The Edison College Registrar's Office will ensure that 
previous coursework meets all the relevant academics stand- 
ards before acceptance for transfer. The Associate Dean of 
Baccalaureate Programs and the BAS Admissions Committee 
will ensure adherence to the above admissions criteria. 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education Admissions 
Requirements 

In addition to fulfilling the entrance requirements for 
Edison College, Applicants for the BS in Elementary 
Education, Secondary Education Biology and Secondary 



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Education Mathematics degree programs must meet the 
following requirements, consistent with Florida Statute 
1004.04: 

1. Completion of the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, 
including all general education and required program 
prerequisites. Students with a minimum of 60 transferable 
hours, with all general education requirements and 
prerequisites met, may apply for admission. 

2. Completion of the lower-division education prerequisite 
courses: EDF 2005 Intro to Education, EDG 2701 
Teaching Diverse Populations and EME 2040 
Educational Technology with grades of "C" or higher. 

3. Have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale 
for the general education component of undergraduate 
studies or have completed the requirements for a 
baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point 
average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from any college or 
university accredited by a regional accrediting 
association as defined by State Board of Education rule 
or any college or university otherwise approved 
pursuant to State Board of Education rule. 

4. Demonstrated mastery of general knowledge, including 
the ability to read, write, and compute, by passing the 
General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher 
Certification Examination, the College Level Academic 
Skills Test (CLAST), a corresponding component of the 
National Teachers Examination series, or a similar test 
pursuant to rules of the State Board of Education. 

5. Students must disclose background information that 
may preclude them from becoming certified at the time 
of admission. For continued enrollment in the program, 
students must be fingerprinted and screened by the 
Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI 
prior to entering any school. 

6. 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. 

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

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and 
Management Admissions Requirements 

1 . Applicants must apply for admission and be accepted to 
Edison College. Official transcripts from all previ- 
ously attended colleges or universities must be sent di- 
rectly 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 Associate in Science degree from a regionally 
accredited institution with a minimum of 60 credit 
hours . 



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 complete a Principles of 
Management course (MAN 2021 at Edison 
College) prior to enrollment in any upper division 
MAN courses. 

c Students must complete Composition I, 
Composition II and three credit hours of college 
level mathematics prior to enrollment in any upper 
division courses. 

Associate in Arts (AA) Admissions Requirements 

1. The AA degree provides students with the foundation 
needed to be successfial 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: performance (must have completed high 
school after May 2003); or 

2. 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: 

1. 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 

2. Have earned a high school equivalency diploma based 
on performance on the General Equivalency Diploma 
(GED) test administered in English through any state 
department of education; or 

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

4. 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 

5. Have been approved by Edison for entry into the 
Accelerated Programs for High School Students. 

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. 



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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 from a physical 
examination and laboratory tests, including immunization 
records, which must be verified by a licensed physician or 
his/her designee. Applicants who do not meet the standards 
of physical and mental health, as required by clinical 
facilities for safe patient care, may reapply and be considered 
for application to a Health Professions program after 
resolution of the health problem. A student who does not 
maintain progressive clinical enrollment in the limited-access 
program may be required to submit a new student health 
record. 

College Certificate 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: 

1. 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 

2. Have earned a high school equivalency diploma based 
on performance on the General Equivalency Diploma 
(GED) test administered in English through any state 
department of education; or 

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

4. 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 

5. 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: 

1. 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 

2. Have earned a high school equivalency diploma based 
on performance on the General Equivalency Diploma 
(GED) test administered in English through any state 
department of education; or 

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

4. 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 

5. Have been approved by Edison for entry into the 
Accelerated Programs for High School Students; or 

6. 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. 

International Student (Fl Visa) Admissions 
Requirements 

Applicants with or seeking an international student visa 
(F-1) must meet the following additional admissions 
requirements. Edison issues an 1-20 form after all admissions 
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 either 
submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) if applying from outside the United 
States, or if currently applying from within the United 
States, must submit results of the TOEFL or complete a 
personal interview. The minimum acceptable score is 
550 or higher on the paper version of the TOEFL or 79 



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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 the college 
preparatory programs for additional testing and 
placement into the English Training Program. 

3. The applicant or sponsor must provide a notarized 
financial statement verifying the availability (in U.S. 
dollars) of the funds 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-U. S. 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; 

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 an 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 Readmission 

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 including proof of residency documents for in-state 
tuition classification. 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 successftil performance. (See Petitions, 
page 30, for more information.) 

Student Classifications 

Degree Seeking Classification 

Applicants who indicate on the admissions application 
their intent to pursue a bachelor's degree, 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 40, 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 69, 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 bachelor's degree, 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 
full set of ACT-E, SAT-R scores or be test exempt. (Please 
see Assessment Services, page 40, 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 College Calendar 
on page 1 1 . 

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



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Transient Classification 

Applicants seeking a degree from another college or 
university who wish to enroll at Edison to transfer 
coursework 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 Forni is required for each semester of enrollment. 
The Transient Student Form is available for all Florida public 
colleges and universities on www.FACTS.org. 

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) have 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) FirstTier (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) 

(c) 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 1 2 
months) 

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

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

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

(a) A Florida professional or occupational 
license 

(b) Florida incorporation 

(c) Documents evidencing family ties in 
Florida 

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

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

(f) Examples of "other" documentation: 

(1) Utility bills, such as water, electric 
and cable, and proof of 12 
consecutive months of payments. Cell 
phone bills are not acceptable forms 
of proof 

(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 Office of the 
Registrar for consideration. 

b) Documentary Evidence: The evidentiary require- 
ment 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. 



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(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 Section 250.10(7) and (8) of the 
Florida Statute 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 [Section 1009.21(7), Florida Statute]. 

(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 Section 250.10(7) 
and (8) shall be classified as residents [Section 
1009.2I(I0)(a), Florida Statute]. 

(3) Military personnel (and spouse/dependent 
children) not stationed in Florida whose home 
of record or state of legal residence certificate, 
DD Form 2058, is Florida [Section 
I009.21(10)(a), Florida Statute]. 

(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 [Section I009.2I(I0)(b), Florida 
Statute]. 

c) Additionally, statute provides some exceptions for 
civilian personnel affiliated with Department of 
Defense Dependent 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 that 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. 

REGISTRATION 

How to Register 

Registering for classes at Edison is easy and convenient 
using Edison's student online services (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 (see page 69). The Schedule of Classes is published 
each semester and is available in all Student Services Offices 
on Edison's campuses, and through Edison's student online 
services (http://www.edison.edu). 

Please refer to the College Calendar (page 11) for 
registration dates. Other important registration dates, such as 
late registration, add/drop period, and reftind and withdrawal 
deadlines, are also set in the College Calendar. The College 
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. 

Student Categories 

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

B. Part Time: A student enrolled in fewer than twelve 
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. 



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

H. Non-Credit: Students enrolled in Continuing Education 

courses, which are not offered for college credit, are 

considered Non-Credit Students. 
I. Audit: Students who enroll for no credit, that is, students 

who audit a course normally offered for credit, will be 

considered Audit Students. 

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. 

Registration Fees, Refunds 

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 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. 

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 
nonrefundable $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. 

Refund Policy 

Refunds of matriculation, tuition and special fees are 
made only if the student drops the class by the last day to 
drop with a refund, as published in the College Catalog and 
in the Schedule of Classes. 

Exceptions to the Refund Policy may be authorized for 
certain events occurring prior to the mid-point of the 
semester. Student requests for refunds must be submitted 
through 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 full reftind 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. 

Adding, Dropping, Auditing or Withdrawing 
from a Course 

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 audit students. 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. 

Withdrawal 

A student can withdraw from any course by submitting 
the necessary form to the Office of the Registrar, or 
withdrawing on the Web, 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 30, for more information.) Please note: Students cannot 
withdraw from their entire semester schedule on the Web as 
withdrawal from college requires seeing an advisor. 

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 and should meet with an 
Academic Advising Specialist to discuss the impact of a 
withdrawal on the student's education plan. Students also 
should speak with a financial aid specialist to discuss the 
impact of a withdrawal on the student's financial aid. 



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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. 

Student Online Services Access 

Edison students can register and pay for classes, view 
grade, financial aid and transcript information, and obtain 
additional services by accessing student online services. 
Students must use their Banner ID number, which is a 
nine-digit code 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 online services. 
Students are required to change their initial PIN to a unique 
PIN the first time they access the student online services. It 
is important to remember the unique PIN as the student 
will be required to enter it to access the student online 
services. 




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FINANCIAL AID 



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 or on the College Web site: www.edison.edu. 

The College accepts cash, check, money order, Visa, 
MasterCard, American Express, Discover or debit cards. 
Payment may be made in person at any campus Cashier 
Office or online through the College's Web registration 
system. The College also offers a Tuition Installment Plan 
(TIP). TIP is available online at my.edison.edu and may only 
be accessed after a student has 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 full 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 receive 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. 

How to Apply for Financial Aid 

The Office of Student Financial Aid provides financial 
assistance to qualified students to attend Edison using the 
programs administered by the College. Students who apply 
for financial aid, and demonstrate need, will be issued a 
financial aid package, also known as an award letter, made 
up of one or more of the four basic sources of financial aid: 
loans, grants, student employment and scholarships. 
Application for 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 
College, or at www.edison.edu. Students may log in to the 
myEdison Portal at www.edison.edu and click on the Student 
Services tab for information on their financial aid status. 

Fee Payment Information 

1. Checks should be made payable to Edison College for 
the amount of fees. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and 
American Express credit cards are also accepted at 
Cashier Office or through the Web registration system at 
www.edison.edu. 



2. 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. 

3. 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. 

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

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

Application Fee 

There is a non-refundable fee to apply to 

Edison College: 

U.S. Citizen $30.00 

Non-U.S. Citizen $60.00 

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 

AA and AS Programs $ 74.82 $278.67 

Baccalaureate Degree $82.84 $449.56 

Multiple Attempt Charge $177.26 $177.26 
Postsecondary Adult 

Vocational Programs $ 58.75 $232.00 
Continuing Workforce 

Education Programs $107.00 $107.00 

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

Fees will be detennined 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 $320.00 

Basic Students Per Semester $80.00 



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Advanced Placement Students: 

First Semester $160.00 

Last Two Semesters $80.00 

A&P Challenge Tests $30.00 

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 

Late Registration Fee $25.00 

Lost Library Materials $42.00 

Parking Fee (per credit hour) $ 1.00 

Parking Fine $15.00 

Parking Fine: Handicapped $50.00 

Short-term Loan Application Fee 

(non-refundable) $15.00 

Test Administration Fees 

CLAST (Retakes) $20.00 

CLAST (Other Institutions) $25.00 

CLEP $12.00 

FCELPT (Other Institutions) $15.00 

Test Proctoring (Other Florida Colleges 

and Universities) $25.00 

Types of Financial Aid 

A variety of financial resources are available for 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 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, 
2008, will be considered only if fiinds 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 (SOAP) for financial 
aid recipients (see page 26). 

Loans 

Edison College Short-Term Loan Fund: The College 
makes short-term loans available to students who need 
temporary assistance paying their tuition when their financial 
aid eligibility is pending. Applications are available at the 



Financial Aid Offices. A small service fee will be charged 
and the loan balance is due on a set date, prior to the end of 
the term. 

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

Grants 

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

Federal Pell Grant: The federal government provides 
Pell grants to students with demonstrated financial need. 
Students may be eligible for a Pell Grant if they are enrolled 
less than half-time. Federal Supplemental Education 
Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): FSEOG funds are provided 
by the federal government to assist students with high 
financial need. Students need to be enrolled at least half-time 
to be considered for this grant. 

Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG): This grant 
program is federally funded 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 (FSAG): These 
grants are awarded to Florida residents who are full-time 
students with financial need. Funds for part-time students 
may be available on a limited basis. 

Work Study Programs 

Students enrolled for six (6) or more hours toward a 
degree program and who meet federal requirements of 
financial need and 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. 

Scholarships 

Edison College Foundation, Inc. 

The Edison College Foundation, Inc. is a separate, not- 
for-profit, IRS approved 501(c)(3) corporation chartered in 
1966 to provide financially for the educational needs of 
Edison College that cannot be met through state aid or 
student tuition income. The mission of the Edison College 
Foundation, Inc. is to enhance Edison College's programs 
and services through positive community relations and the 
development of private funds and partnerships that will 
advance the education and welfare of the institution, its 
students, faculty and staff and the community it serves. 



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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, thousands 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 Robinson Hall (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 paid by the program at 1 00 percent of allowable 
charges. Florida Academic recipients receive $600 each year 
or the amount designated by the Florida Department of 
Education for other expenses. Vocational Gold Seal 
recipients will be reimbursed for 75 percent 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. 

Scholarship Search Information 

Some of the best sources of scholarship information are 
available through free search services on the Internet at 
www.fastweb.com. 

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



Edison College Scholarship Programs 



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. 



A pplication Information 

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



Honors Scholarships 
Full-time Students $2000 
Part-time Students $1000 



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 Honors 
Scholar Program Coordinator at (239) 
489-9102. 



Plummcr Memorial Scholarships 
Amount determined each year 



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



Child Care Scholarships 
$500-$l500 



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



File the FAFSA. Submit the Scholarship 
application form with child care 
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. 



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Endowed Scholarships 

Students who have been awarded scholarships from a 
private organization may have those funds administered by 
the College Financial Aid Office. The applications forms 
for all endowed scholarships are located in each financial 
aid office, the Hendry/Glades office, and on the Edison 
College Web site: 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 fixnds. 

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.R Fryar Memorial Scholarship 

Deep Creek Lions Club Scholarship 

Fannie Koontz Henry Scholarship 

Fawcett Memorial Medical Staff Scholarship 

Gertrude & E.R Fryar Scholarship 

Jennifer Griffin Scholarship 

Leo Wotitzky Scholarship 

Helphenstine Family Scholarship 

McQueen Family Scholarship 

James Moore Scholarship 

Omni Waste Scholarship 

Peace River Medical Center Auxiliary Nursing 
Scholarship 

Dr. Alex and Linda 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. Stephen and Becky Kwedar Nursing Scholarship 

Gordon A. Lozier Scholarship 

Helping Collier Students First 

Holland and Mary Jeanne Salley Scholarship 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 
Computer Science: 

Susan Price Shrader 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 Scholarship 
Drama: 

Robert and Juliette Brand Scholarship 
Electronics: 

Joseph S. Borek Scholarship 
EMT/EMS: 

Andrew Ryan Bess Memorial Scholarship 

EMT General Scholarship 

Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres Scholarship 

Nancy A. Jerz Scholarship in Public Service 

Sally Poppen Marasco Scholarship 
Fawcett Memorial Hospital Staff: 

Fawcett Memorial Medical Staff Scholarship 
Fire Science: 

Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres Scholarship 

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 Christiansen 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 

Martha Jeanne Puletti Swamp Cabbage Festival Scholarship 

Steven Carl Perry Scholarship 
Law Enforcement: 

Florida Police Foundation Scholarship 

Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres Scholarship 

Lee County 100 Club Scholarship 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 
Lee County Students: 

Edith Brooks Scholarship 

Jeff and Cyndie Kottkamp Scholarship 

Lee County General Scholarship 

Lillian Clukies Scholarship 

Lockmiller Common Sense Scholarship 

Mary Gray Cain Scholarship 

William R. Frizzell Scholarship 



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Math: 

Joyce and Emory Rogaski Scholarship 

Margaret R. Cran Scholarship 

Ray L. Williams Scholarship 

Susan Price Shrader Scholarship 
Music: 

Dennis Hill Scholarship 

Eleanor Morgan Music Scholarship 

Music Foundation of SW Florida 

Ralph Tildcn Scholarship 

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 Crane 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, 111 Memorial Scholarship 

Rossie Evans Alderman Scholarship 

Roy & Carolyn Neumann Nursing Scholarship 
Occupational/Technical Programs: 

Marie L. Bruel Scholarship 
Outstanding Sophomores: 

Maurice and Jean Plummer Scholarship 
Paralegal Studies: 

Paralegal Studies Scholarship 
Project HOPE: 

Project HOPE Scholarship 

Betty Gardiner Scholarship 

Dorothy Harris Scholarship 
Protective Services, Collier County: 

Saldukas Family Foundation Scholarship 
Radiologic Technology: 

The Bircley 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 Muller Scholarship 

Carlisle Quenzer Scholarship 

Catherine H. Maeder Scholarship 

Cecil Newton Scholarship 

Clarence and Billie Zimmerman Scholarship 

Claude E. Taylor Scholarship 

D. Geraci Scholarship 

Dudley P. Swartz Scholarship 

Edith Duffey Scholarship 

Evelyn Egan 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 

Mina Edison Scholarship 

Minnesota Twins Scholarship 

Music on Pine Island Scholarship 

Pat Hammond Memorial Scholarship 



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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 

Sweetbay Supermarket Scholarship 

Travis A. Gresham, Jr. Scholarship 

United States Sugar Corporation 

United Christian Giving Scholarship #1 

Policies Governing Financial Aid 

Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) 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 1 50 percent of the published length 
of the program. 

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

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



Funding for remedial coursework 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 funding has been terminated. The 
student must file a petition form with the Office of Financial 
Aid. On that form the student must state the circumstances 
that 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. 

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 funds. 

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 fiinding. 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 standards of academic 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 an unaccredited or foreign school, are not 
eligible for Pell, FSAG or FSEOG flinds. Whether the degree 
is accepted or recognized by Edison College does not change 
the student's eligibility status. 

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 



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funds that exceed the charges to their student account will 
receive a refund. The Finance Office will notify students of 
the refund options through debit or check. 

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 
distributes specific information with financial aid awards. 

Procedure for Cancellation or Withdrawal of Classes 
for Financial Aid Recipients 

Students who withdraw or have a class cancelled after 
the regular registration period (see College Calendar for the 
last date to drop a class with a refund) 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 aid adjusted or cancelled and will 
be required to pay all funds received that are determined to 
be owed back to the federal, state, or private donor that 
provided the fiinds. All students who withdraw or drop 
classes are required to do so as directed by 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 follow registration 
procedures. Financial aid recipients are responsible for 
completing the change in registration for payment to be made 
by a financial aid program. 

Veterans Education Benefits 

The Financial Aid Office, Lee County Campus, serves 
as the Veterans Affairs Office for Edison College. Veterans or 
dependents of a veteran who are eligible for educational 
benefits should: 

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

2. Apply for admission as a degree seeking student. 

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

4. Contact the Veterans Specialist when registering for 
classes each semester, changing a course schedule or 
degree program or making a change of address. 

5. Contact the Veterans Affairs Office with a schedule 
receipt as soon as possible before the beginning of 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 the National Guard Education Officer. 
Eligibility for the exemption must be processed by the 
Veterans Specialist, Financial Aid Office, Lee County 
Campus. 



Veterans Dependents 

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

Veteran Transfer Students 

A transfer student must have a transcript(s) from the 
previous college(s) forwarded to Edison 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 the 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 Veterans 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's benefits will be terminated by the VA. 



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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. 

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. 

Policies Governing Student Records 

Directory Information 

Under the tenns 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 add/drop 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, 
authorized to release student information in the performance 
of their contracted duties. 

Notification of Access and Review of Student Records 
(Public Law 93-380 Bucliley 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 be 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. 

Notification of Social Security Number Collection and 
Usage 

In compliance with Florida Statute 119.071(5), Edison 
College collects and uses student social security numbers 
(SSNs) only for the following purposes in performance of 



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the College's duties and responsibilities. To protect student 
identity, Edison College will protect all social security 
numbers from unauthorized access, never release social 
security numbers to unauthorized parties, and assign each 
student/employee a unique identification number (Banner 
1D#). This unique ID number is used for all associated 
employment and educational purposes at Edison. 

1 . Office of the Registrar 

Federal legislation relating to the Hope Tax Credit 
requires all postsecondary institutions to report student 
SSNs to the Internal Revenue Service. This IRS 
requirement makes it necessary for community colleges 
to collect the SSN of every student. A student may 
refiise to disclose his or her SSN to the College, but the 
IRS is then authorized to fine the student in the amount 
of$50.00. 

In addition to the federal reporting requirements, 
the public school system in Florida uses SSNs as a 
student identifier (Florida Statutes 1008.386). In a 
seamless K-20 system, it is beneficial for postsecondary 
institutions to have access to the same information for 
purposes of tracking and assisting students in the smooth 
transition from one education level to the next. All 
SSNs are protected by the Family Educational Rights 
and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are never released to 
unauthorized parties. 

2. Financial Aid Office 

The Office of Financial Aid requires students to 
submit their social security numbers on various forms 
in order to correctly identify applicants, match each 
applicant's financial aid record with the student record, 
and help coordinate state aid programs with federal and 
institutional aid programs. 

3. Human Resources Office/Payroll Office 

The SSN is used for legitimate employment 
business purposes in compliance with: 

a) The Application and Employment Packet: 
completing and processing the Federal 1-9 
(Department of Homeland Security) 

b) Completing and processing payroll documents: 
Federal W4, W2 and W9 for 1099 reporting 
(Internal Revenue Service); Federal social security 
taxes (FICA); processing and distributing Federal 
W2 (Internal Revenue Service); direct deposit files 

c) Completing and processing quarterly 
unemployment reports (FL Dept of Revenue) 

d) Completing and processing Florida Retirement 
Contribution reports (FL Dept of Revenue) 

e) Workers Comp Claims (FCCRMC and Department 
of Labor) 

f) Completing and processing federal and state 
employee and educational reports 

g) Completing and processing 401a, 403b and 457b 
contribution reports 

h) Completing and processing group health, life and 

dental coverage enrollment 
i) Completing and processing various supplemental 

insurance deduction reports 



j) Providing your Social Security number is a 
condition of employment at Edison College. 

4. Library 

Student, faculty, and staff social security numbers 
may be used in the libraries' patron database for online 
login authentication, patron verification and the 
elimination of duplicate records. 

5. Upward Bound Program 

The Upward Bound Program is a youth outreach 
(intervention) project funded by a discretionary grant 
from the U.S. Departments of Education. As such, each 
project is required to exclusively serve eligible 
participants that are citizens or nationals of the United 
States; or, are permanent residents of the United States. 
In order to verify a participant's project eligibility, social 
security numbers are required and also later used when 
submitting information for the annual performance 
reports due to the U.S. Departments of Education. 

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, including 
actual dates of attendance, full-time/part-time 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 online services 
(http://www.edison.edu), or through the FACTS Web site 
(www.FACTS.org). Edison does not mail final grade reports. 

Grade Corrections 

A request for a grade correction must be made during 
the semester immediately following the semester in which 
the incorrect grade was assigned. The instructor who taught 
the class and the appropriate academic dean must approve 
the grade correction. 

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 determining graduation eligibility. To be eligible, 
students must complete all admissions requirements and be 
admitted to a degree or certificate program. Academic 
Second Chance is a one-time non-reversible opportunity. 

The student must submit a completed Academic Second 
Chance petition to the Office of the Registrar on the Lee 
County Campus, or to the Campus Dean at Charlotte, Collier 



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and Hendry/Glades. 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. 

Petitions 

The Petitions process is designed to review, based on a 
student's written request, Edison's policies or procedures 
related to: 

1 . Admissions eligibility to the College; 

2. Admissions eligibility to an Edison College 
Baccalaureate Program; Substitution/waiver of a course 
required for a degree or certificate program; 

3. Readmission from academic suspension or dismissal; 

4. Exception to the Maximum Attempts Policy; 

5. Exception to the Third Attempt Surcharge; or 

6. 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 Dean'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. 

Many petitions, especially those regarding admissions 
processes or standard substitution for required courses, are 
handled directly in the Office of the Registrar. The Office of 
the Registrar makes a detennination based on the information 
collected by his/her office or provided by the student, and 
may request a meeting with the student for further 
informafion or clarification. If necessary, addifional college 
administrators responsible for the area of the petition may be 
involved in the decision. The Office of the Registrar will 
inform the student of the decision by e-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 fonn, and return it to the Office of 
the Registrar or the campus dean or President's Office. The 
appeal is forwarded to the appropriate campus or academic 
dean or the Campus President's Office, if the appropriate 
campus or academic dean or the Campus President had not 



previously reviewed the petition. The appeal is forwarded to 
the Office of the Chief Learning Officer if the appropriate 
campus or 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 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 successful, 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 Chief Learning Officer has 
responsibility for making the final academic decision for 
Edison College. Appeal forms are available in the Office of 
the Registrar or campus dean's office. 

Release of Student Information 

Edison College may, without the written consent of the 
student, release information from the student's education 
record to a court of competent jurisdiction in compliance 
with a court order of that court or to the attorney of record 
pursuant to a lawfully issued subpoena, provided that in 
advance of compliance with the court order or subpoena 
Edison notified the student. A student who objects to the 
release of their records must file a mofion 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. 

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 online services (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 
online services (www.edison.edu). 



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TRANSFER OF CREDITS 



1. 



2. 



3. 



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 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 technical center students are preparing for careers 
and postsecondary education, they can earn college credit 
that may be applied toward an Associate in Science degree at 
Edison College. 

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



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

The student must have completed an approved technical 
program of study (at least 3 high school courses or an 
earned technical center certificate); 
The student must be currently enrolled and seeking an 
associate degree in a correlating discipline at Edison 
College. The student must successfully meet ail 
requirements that apply to associate degree seeking 
students as stated in the Edison College Catalog; 
The student must successfully complete a minimum of 
1 2 credit hours at Edison College. 



In addition, the State of Florida has approved statewide 
articulation agreements for transfer to an Associate of 
Science degree for students who complete an approved 
technical program of study and earn a technical center 
certificate. Please note: the State of Florida is continuing to 
develop agreements. The following table outlines approved 
transfers: 



Florida Technical 
Center/PSAV Program 


Associate of Science 
Degree 


College Credits 
Transferred 


Validation 
Mechani$ni(s) 


Business 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 
9credits 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 


Administrative Assistant, 
Medical Administrative 
Specialist, Legal 
Administrative Specialist 


Office Administration 


18-21 


Industry Certification/Portfolio 


Culinary Arts-Commercial 
Foods 


Culinary Management 


24(ACFF Accredited), 

15 (Non-accredited 

with Portfolio) 




Automotive Service Tech 


Automotive Service Management 


19 


NATEF Certified; ASE Exams 



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Florida Technical Center 
Program 


Associate of Science 
Degree 


College Credits 
Transferred 


Validation 
Mechanism($) 


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 



Service Member'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 CLE? page 73 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 (ACE) 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 College. 

After enrolling at Edison, a student may initiate the 
request for such credit by providing appropriate 
documentation as determined by Edison College. (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. 

Course Completion Certificate for each service 
school/course for which credit is being requested. 
DD214 Form or DD295 (if applicant is currently 
enlisted). 

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

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

b. USAEEC Form 10 (for enlisted personnel from 
October 1975 though December 1976). 
The Officer Qualifications Record (DA Form 66) 
for Warrant Officers. 



b. 



c. 



c. 



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

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

5. 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. 

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 successfiil 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 Registrar, RO. Box 60210, Fort Myers, FL 33906. 
Credit will not be awarded if it duplicates credit already 
posted to a student's transcript. 

ACE program evaluations are published in the National 
Guide to Education Credit for Training 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 of 




Organization 


Dates 


Score 


Course Equivalent Credits Awarded 


Certified Professional 


International 


November 


Pass 


BUL2241 


3 


Secretary Part 1: Finance and 


Association of 


1994 to 




Business Law I 




Business Law 


Administrative 
Professionals 


Present 




ECO 2013 
Economics I 
ACG 1001 
Financial Accounting I 


3 
3 


Certified Professional 


International 


November 


Pass 


CGS 1000 


3 


Secretary Part 11: Office 


Association of 


1994 to 




Computer Literacy 




Systems and Administration 


Administrative 
Professionals 


Present 




CGS 1100 

Microcomputer Skills 
SLS 1331 
Personal Business Skills 


3 

3 


Certified Professional 


International 


November 


Pass 


MAN 2021 


3 


Secretary Part 111: 


Association of 


1994 to 




Management Principles 




Management 


Administrative 
Professionals 


Present 




MAN 2241 

Organizational Behavior 
MNA 2300 
Personnel Administration 


3 
3 


Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


CIS 2321 Data 


3 


Specialist Certification: 


Group 


2000 to 




Systems and Management 




Database Development and 


International 


Present 








Database Administration 












Cluster 













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Recognized Examinations (must achieve 


passing score) 




Title of Examination 


Sponsoring 


Effective 


Passing 


Edison College 


Number of 




Organization 


Dates 


Score 


Course Equivalent 


Credits Awarded 


Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


CDA 2500 


3 


Specialist Certification: 


Group 


2000 to. 




Networking II 




Network Design and 


International 


Present 








Network Administration 












Cluster 












Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


COP 1000 


3 


Specialist Certification: 


Group 


2000 to 




Introduction to Computer 


Programming/Software 


International 


Present 




Programming with 




Engineering Development 








Visual Basic 




and Implementation Cluster 













Associate Technology 
Specialist Certification: 
Technical Support 
Administration/Maintenance 
and Installations/Upgrades 
Cluster 



The Chauncey November Pass CGS 2260 - 

Group 2000 to Computer Hardware and 

International Present Software Maintenance 



I 
I 



Associate Technology 


The Chauncey 


November 


Pass 


COP 1822- 


3 


Specialist Certificafion: Web 


Group 


2000 to 




Intemet Programming 




Development and 


International 


Present 








Administration Cluster 












Associate Computing 


Institute for 


May 1990 


70% 


CGS 1000 


3 


Professional and Certified 


Certification of 


to 




Computer Literacy 




Computing Professional, 


Computer 


December 




GEB 1011 


3 


Core Examination 


Professionals 


2001 




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 Applications 




Computing Professional, 


Computer 


December 




CNT 1000 


2 


Micro computing and 


Professionals 


2001 




Networking Essentials 




Networks Exam 












Associate Computing 


Institute for 


May 1990 


70% 


COP 1000 


3 


Professional and Certified 


Certification of 


to 




Introduction to Computer 




Computing Professional, 


Computer 


December 




Programming with 




Procedural Programming 


Professionals 


2001 




Visual Basic 




Exam 












Associate Computing 


Institute for 


January 


70% 


COP 1224 


3 


Professional and Certified 


Certification of 


1994 to 




Programming with C++ 




Computing Professional, 


Computer 


December 








Languages Exam - C++ 


Professionals 


2001 









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Transfer Information and Policies 

Transfer Classification 

Applicants who plan to earn a degree or certificate at 
Edison must provide official transcripts from 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. 

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 (transcript). 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. 

1 . 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.; 

2. Qualifications of the faculty member(s) providing the 
instruction; 

3. Age of credits; 

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

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

6. 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: 

1 . Edison College residency requirement; 

2. Successful completion of higher-level courses in the 
student's program of study; 

3. Successful completion of subsequent courses in the 
subject/course sequence; 

4. Demonstration of specific lab/clinical skills or other 
applied competencies; 

5. Additional supplemental independent/directed study in 
the subject area; 

6 . Presentation of a portfolio of coursework substantiating 
the competencies; 

7. 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 Baccalaureate 
Degree Programs 

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

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

a. 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), 

b. 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 Associate Dean of Baccalaureate Programs 
and the District Registrar 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 
baccalaureate program graduation requirement. 



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I 



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. 
2. Additionally, students who wish to transfer to Edison's 
baccalaureate degree programs from another institution 
will be subject to the following guidelines: 

a. 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. 

b. Applicants who were suspended or dismissed from 
the previously attended institution(s) may be 
provisionally admitted to Edison. These applicants 
must submit a petition requesting admission. 
(Please see Petitions, page 30, for more 
information.) 

c. Applicants who are admitted to Edison, and 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. 

d. 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. 

e. 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.) 

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

g. Transfer students MUST complete a minimum of 25 
percent (30 credit hours) of coursework at Edison to 
graduate from Edison with the bachelor's degree. 
English for Non-Native Speakers (ESL/ENS, EAP), 
physical education and college preparatory courses 
do not apply. Thirty (30) upper-division program 
hours (courses at the 3000 level or above) must be 
completed through Edison College. 

State University System Articulation 
Agreement 

Florida law provides that Associate in Arts degree 
graduates of a Florida community college must be granted 
admission to an upper-division program offered by a state 
university institution, unless that program has been 
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 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. 

Transfer Guarantees 

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): 

1 . Admission to one of the state universities, except to 
limited-access programs which have additional 
admission requirements. 

2. Acceptance of at least 60 credit hours by the state 
universities toward the baccalaureate degree. 

3 . Adherence to university requirements and policies based 
on the catalog in effect at the time the student first 
entered a community college, provided the student 
maintains continuous enrollment. 

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

5. Acceptance by the state universities of credit earned in 
accelerated programs (e.g., CLEP, Advanced Placement, 
Accelerated Programs, International Baccalaureate). 

6. No additional general education core requirements. 

7. Advance knowledge of selection criteria for limited- 
access programs. 

8. 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 



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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 www.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) 

Send transcripts to institution 

Apply for financial aid/scholarships 

Apply for housing 

Verify immunization shots 

Attend orientation 



Edison University Center 



By partnering with accredited colleges and universities, 
the Edison University Center offers unique opportunities for 
Edison graduates to earn bachelor's degrees at an Edison 
campus or online. Students may transfer up to 90 hours of 
credits taken at Edison and be eligible for tuition discounts 
from partner institutions. Students receive assistance from 
the Edison University Center staff, and participating colleges 
and universities may also have support staff on site. 

The baccalaureate program options offered 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 
and do not apply to baccalaureate degree transfer to other 
institutions. 

CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS 

Accounting: 

Franklin University 

Applied Management: 

Franklin University 



Applied Science and Technology: 

Thomas Edison State College 



Bachelor of Applied Science in Banking: 

St. Petersburg College 



Bachelor of Arts: 

Charter Oak State College; 
Thomas Edison State College 



Bachelor of Health Studies: 

Nova Southeastern University 



Bachelor of Science: 

Charter Oak State College 



Business Administration: 

Franklin University; 
Thomas Edison State College; 
University of Florida 



Computer Science: 

Florida State University; 
Franklin University 



Criminal Justice: 

Florida Gulf Coast University 



Digital Communication: 

Franklin University 



Elementary Education: 

Barry University 



Health Administration: 

Hodges University 



Health Care Management: 

Franklin University 



Human Resources Management: 

Franklin University 



Human Services: 

Thomas Edison State College 



Information Systems Management: 

Hodges University 



Information Technology: 

Franklin University 



Interdisciplinary Social Science: 

Florida State University 



Interdisciplinary Studies: 

Hodges University 



Legal Studies: 

Florida Gulf Coast University; 
Hodges University 



Liberal Studies: 

Barry University 



Management: 

Franklin University; 
Hodges University 



Management Information Sciences: 

Franklin University 



Marketing: 

Franklin University 



Nursing: 

Florida State University 



Professional Studies: 

Barry University 



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@edison.edu . 



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STUDENT SERVICES 

Student Services 

Assessment Services 

FCELPT Placement Testing 

Orientation 

Academic Advising Services 

Counseling Services 

Retention/Student Success 

College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) 

Student Information and Policies 

Student Code of Conduct 

Written Concerns or Complaints 

Security Policies and Statistics 

State Statutes and College Policies Affecting Students 

Americans with Disabilities Act Policy 

Student Life 

Student Activities 

Student Participation in Decision Making 

Student Organizations 

Student Identification 



STUDENT SERVICES 



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 include academic advising placement 
testing, orientation and retention guidance. 

Assessment Services 

Assessment testing is considered an essential part of the 
College program. Placement testing or exemption is required 
for all degree seeking students, certificate seeking students, 
high school students in accelerated programs 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 Web site at www.edison.edu/assessment/FCELPT_ 
Study_Guide.pdf 

• Students must complete and turn in an 
application for admissions to the Office of the 
Registrar prior to testing. Processing time for 
applications is 24 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-R and ACT-E 
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 evaluation. 

• 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- 
1 0.03 1 5(20) mandates that students complete their remedial 
coursework by the time they have accumulated twelve (12) 
hours of college credit classes or they must maintain 
continuous enrollment in college preparatory coursework 
each semester until the requirements are completed while 
performing satisfactorily in the degree earning classes. A 
hold may be placed on student records requiring on-campus 
registration until college preparatory coursework is 
completed. 

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 successfully 
completed a private provider remediation program, he or she 
must be retested and achieve a score above the cut-off score 
in the appropriate section(s) of the common placement test. 



Entrance Test Cut-Off Scores for 


College Level Placement 






COURSE 


FCELPT 


ACT-E 


SAT-R 


ENCllOl 


83 - English & 
83 - Reading 


17- ENGLISH & 
18 -READING 


440 - Critical Reading 


READING 


83 - Reading 


18 -READING 


440 - Critical Reading 


MAT 1033 


72 - Math 


19 -MATH 


440 - MATH 


MGF1106/MGF1107 


90 - Math 


23 - MATH 


540 - MATH 


MAC1105/STA2023 


90 - Math 


23 - MATH 


540 - MATH 


MAC 11 06 


109 -Math 


25 - MATH 


560 - MATH 



CPT/CLM PLACEMENT SCORES FOR MATHEMATICS 

Placement testing for the fall semester, 2009-10, will include the College Level Math Test. 

Degree-seeking students who desire to enroll in a course higher than MAC 1105 and fit any of the following descriptions 

will be advised to take the CLM portion of the CPT: 

• Returning to college after 2 or more years, but have taken a college-level math course while previously enrolled. 

• Placed into a collcgc-lcvcl mathematics course, but have failed to enroll in any math courses for more than 2 years. 



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OR 

Degree-seeking students who desire to enroll in a course higher than MAC 1105 and fit any of the following descriptions 
will be required to take the CLM portion of the CPT: 

• Students in the dual-enrollment program whose ACT(25+) or SAT(560+) scores place them into college-level mathematics. 

• Transfer students with transcripts that do not readily translate to course equivalencies at Edison College. 



CPT/ALGEBRA 



ACT 



SAT 



CPT/CLM 



MAT 1033 
MAC 1105 
MGF 1106 
MGF 1107 
STA 2023 



72-89 
>90 



19-22 
>23 



440 - 539 
>540 



<40 
40-69 



MAC 1106* 


Must take CLM 


>25 


>560 


55-69 


MAC 1140 


Must take CLM 


Must take CLM 


Must take CLM 


70-99 


MAC 2233 
MAC 1114* 
MAC 1147* 


Must take CLM 


Must take CLM 


Must take CLM 


80-99 


MAC 23 11 


Must take CLM 


Must take CLM 


Must take CLM 


>100 



*Students who score in this range have the option of registering for the course. 

Any student placing at a recommended level of mathematics based on CLM scores may elect to begin their mathematics se- 
quence with a lower level course, provided they have not earned a credit in a higher level course within the past 2 years. 
There is No retest opportunity for the CLM test. 



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- 
E/SAT-R scores and college transcripts. 

Students who are placed in multiple areas of college 
preparatory courses are referred to the SOAR program (see 
page 60). 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. 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: 

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

2. 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. 

3. eLeaming (distance learning) testing services are 
available on all campuses and at the Hendry/Glades 
Center. Testing locations, hours and procedures are 
posted on the Edison Web site at www.edison.edu/ 
eleaming/testing/index.shtml . 



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

Orientation 

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

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's, 
Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Arts (AA), and 
certificate programs 

3. Understanding educational programs and transfer 
requirements for 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 



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Academic advising is available by appointment or on a 
walk-in basis.O . 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 that 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 
academic probation and/or returning students from suspension 
and/or dismissal are closely monitored. SLS 1107 Achieving 
Academic Success is required for students returning after 
academic suspension or dismissal. 

First time students undecided about their career goals, 
returning students and students in multiple college preparatory 
courses are referred to SLS 1101 College Success Skills to 
enhance their college survival skills. 

REA 1605 Study Skills for College Students is 
recommended for students needing to improve their reading 
speed, comprehension and vocabulary. 

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 Reading 
section of the CLAST. 

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

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

2. Achieve a: 

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

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

Please Note: CLAST rules are subject to change due to 
revisions in Florida Statutes. 



Computational Skills 

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

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



ARITHMETIC SKILLS 


MAT 

1033 


MAC 

no5 


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 m determining place value in the base-ten numeration system 


x 




X 


X 




X 


X 






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


\ 




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 





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Computational Skills (continued) 





MAT 

1033 


MAC 

nos 


MGF 

1106 


MGF 

1107 


MAC 
1114 


MAC 

1140 


MAC 

1147 


MAC 

2311 


STA 
2023 


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


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Calculates distance 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 




•Calculates areas 


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Calculates volumes 




X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 




•Identifies relationships between angle measures 


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 




•Classifies simple plane figures by recognizing their properties 


X 




X 




X 






X 




•Recognizes similar triangles and their properties 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




•Identifies appropriate types of measurement of geometric objects 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




Infers formulas for measuring geometric figures 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




Selects applicable formulas for computing measures of geometric figures 


X 




X 




X 




X 


X 




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


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 




•Solves real-world problems involving the Pythagorean property 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


ALGEBRA SKILLS 




















•Adds and subtracts real numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Multiplies and divides real numbers 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 




X 




X 


X 


X 




•Solves linear equations and inequalities 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


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 system of two linear equations in two unknowns 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Uses properties of operations correctly 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 




•Recognizes statements and conditions of proportionality and variation 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Use applicable proper ties to select equivalent equations and inequalities 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


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


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


•Solves problems that involve the structure and logic of algebra 
STATISTICS SKILLS, INCLUDING PROBABILITY 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


Identifies information contained in bar. line and circle graphs 


X 


X 


X 












X 


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






X 












X 


•Uses the fundamental counting principle 


X 




X 






X 


X 




X 


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






X 












X 


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




X 














X 


•Identifies the probability of a specific outcome in an experiment 






X 




X 








X 


•Infers relations and makes accurate predictions from studying statistical data 




X 


X 






X 






X 


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








X 










X 


•Solves real-world problems involving probabilities 






X 




X 








X 


LOGICAL REASONING SKILLS 




















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


X 


X 


X 












X 


•Draws logical conclusions from data 


X 


X 


X 


X 




X 


X 


X 


X 


•Draws logical conclusions when facts warrant 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 


SPG 

1600 


The sludcnl: 

'Recognizes main ideas in a given passage 


X 




X 


'Identifies supporting details 


X 


X 




•Determines meanings of words on the basis of context 


X 


X 




•Recogni/cs staled relationships between words, sentences, and ideas 


X 


X 




'Recognizes the author's purpose 


X 


X 




'Distinguishes between statements of fact and statements of opinion 


X 


X 




'Detects bias and prejudice 


X 


X 




'Recognizes author's tone 


X 


X 




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


X 


X 




'Recognizes valid arguments and draws logical inferences and conclusions 


X 


X 




LISTENING 








The student: 

'Recognizes main ideas 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 fact and statements of opinion 






X 


•Distinguishes between emotional and logical arguments 






X 


•Detects bias and prejudice 






X 


•Recognizes the speakers attitude 






X 


'Synthesizes and evaluates by drawing logical inference and conclusions 






X 


'Recalls the implications and arguments 






X 


WRITING 








The student: 

'Selects a subject which lends itself to expository writing 


X 




X 


•Determines the purpose for writing 


X 


X 




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


X 
X 


X 
X 




•Develops a thesis statement 


X 


X 




•Demonstrates cfTective 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 wrinen discourse to assure clarity, consistency, and conformity to the conventions of standard American English 


X 


X 




SPEAKING 








The student: 

•Determines the purpose of the oral discourse 






X 


•Chooses a topic and restricts it according to purpose 






X 


•Fulfills the purpose of the discourse 






X 


•Employs vocal variety in rate, pitch and intensity 






X 


•Articulates clcariy 






X 


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






X 


•Demonstrates nonverbal behavior which supports the verbal message 






X 



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Students completing an Associate in Arts degree or an 
Associate in Science degree who are planning to transfer to 
a Florida state university must demonstrate the 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. 

After successful completion of all CLAST sections the 
student will be fully admitted to upper-division status in the 
Florida university system. At this point, the student may be 
eligible for graduation and be awarded the Associate in Arts 
degree from Edison 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 inform 
students about the CLAST exemptions and how and when to 
apply to take the CLAST. 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 State Board of Education Rule 6A- 
10.0311, the following circumstances have been identified 
that 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 Dean of Student 
Services, Lee Campus, to review the student's case. This 
committee is responsible to the District Dean of Student 
Services and has four 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 District Dean of Student Services' 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 fi-om 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 
coursework 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. 



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STUDENT INFORMATION AND POLICIES 



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 that 
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 that 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. 

Student Code of Conduct 

Edison College has established regulations that are 
considered necessary to preserve and maintain an 
environment conducive to learning, to ensure 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. 
Failure to comply with these rules may result in the 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 full-time and 
part-time. Students who are not officially enrolled for a 
particular term but who have a continuing relationship with 
Edison are still considered "students." 

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



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

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

The term "Edison premises" include all land, buildings, 
facilities, and other property that 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 official 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 Dean of Student Services or designee to 
determine whether a student has violated Code and to 
recommend imposition of sanctions. This may also include 
the District Dean of Student Services. 

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

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

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

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

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

The term "cheating" includes but is not limited to: (I) 
use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or 
examinations; (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 full 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 Dean of Student Services or designee shall 
determine the composition of judicial bodies and Appeals 
Committee(s) and which judicial body and Appeals 
Committee shall be authorized to hear each case. 

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



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

Article III: Judicial Hearings 

Two types of hearings are provided for by the Student 
Code of Conduct. In the event that a student pleads guilty, 
the District Dean of 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 Dean of 
Student Services will chair the hearing. The District Dean of 
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 disciplinaiy 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 that 
occurs on College premises or that adversely affects the 
College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. 
However, Edison will exercise its right to discipline a student 
for activities that take place off campus when those activities 
adversely affect the College community. The District Dean of 
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. 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 constitutes 
insubordination. 

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, barbituates, 
hallucinogens and other prescription-type medications 
that have not been prescribed by a licensed physician. 
Possession and/or distribution of such drugs, when not 
prescribed, constitutes a violation. (Chapter 893 of the 
Florida Statutes and the Controlled Substances Act 21 
use. 8 1 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 explosive device, 
fireworks, or flammable liquid or objects, is prohibited. 

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 disciplinary sanctions. 
Such sanctions will be determined based on input from 
the academic deans and the District Dean of Student 
Services. 

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: Hazing is defined as: the physical or emotional 
abuse of another person in the College community; 
subjecting another person therein to humiliating or 
painful ordeals; or harassing someone with threats made 
in person, by telephone, or in writing. Any such hazing 
as further defined in 1006.63 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, depending upon the 
circumstances and the severity of the individual case. A 
copy of Florida Statute 1006.63 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. Unlawfiil Entry: The unlawful entry to College-owned 
or controlled buildings. 

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



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15. Games: Student games such as frisbee and touch 
football 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 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, sell or solicit must submit an Activity 
Request Form to the appropriate Student Services 
staff member on the Lee Campus, or the Campus 
President's 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. 

17. Outside Organizations on Campus: In compliance with 
State Board of Education Rule 6A- 14.057, Student 
Activities, 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 District 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 organization's approved 
budget. Outside organizations must follow procedures 
in 16, above, and receive approval prior to being on 
campus. 

18. 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 District Dean of Student Services. 



Complaints regarding classroom disruption should be 
reported to these offices. 

1 9. 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 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 Public Safety Office or the Office of the 
District Dean of Student Services and directed to 
the District Dean of 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 Dean of Student Services may conduct 
an investigation to determine if the charges have 
merit and/or if they can be resolved administratively 
by mutual consent of the parties involved and on a 
basis acceptable to the District Dean of Student 
Services. Such disposition shall be final and there 
shall be no subsequent proceedings. If the District 
Dean of Student Services is unable to resolve the 
matter administratively, the charges will be handled 
as set forth below. 

3. All charges that the District Dean of 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 Dean of Student Services. Within three 
school days of the receipt of the written charges, the 
student shall meet with the District Dean of Student 
Services and enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If 
the student pleads guilty, the District Dean of 
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. 



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

a. Hearings shall be conducted in private unless 
the District Dean of 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 questions 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 
that 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 Dean of 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 

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 Dean of 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. 

C. Appeals 

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

1. 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. 

2. 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. 

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

All requests for an appeal must be filed with the 
District Dean of Student Services within three school 
days of receipt of the judicial body's decision. In the 



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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 Dean of Student Services. 

Article VI: Student Rights 

Rights of the accused student: 

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

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

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

4. 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 Dean of Student Services or his or 
her designee for final determination. 

The Code shall be reviewed annually under the direction 
of the District Dean of Student Services. 

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 to be 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 Dean of Student Services, 
Edison College, 8099 College Parkway, P.O. Box 60210, 
Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210, telephone 239-489-9027 
(see "State Statutes and College Policies Affecting 
Students"). 

Violations of College policy must be submitted to the 
Chief Learning Officer. "Incident Report" forms may be 
obtained from the Security Office on each campus. 

Security Policies and Statistics 

The Office of Public Safety and Security is committed 
to providing a safe, secure and orderly environment of the 
College. The security of our campuses is a cooperative effort, 
and students, faculty, staff and visitors must assume 
responsibility for personal safety and the protection of 
personal and college property. 

Prompt reporting of criminal activities, suspicious 
persons or behavior, potentially hazardous situations and 
emergencies to Public Safety is encouraged to allow the 
department to respond as quickly as possible. However, in 



the event of a crisis, immediate danger, injury or criminal 
activity, the victim/witness is advised to call 911, then 
campus public safety. The phone numbers for the Public 
Safety offices and local emergency numbers are as follows: 





Off campus 
phone # 


On campus 
phone # 


TTY# 


Charlotte Campus 

Public Safety 
Local Emergency 


(941)637-5655 


5655 
9-911 


(941)637-5655 


Collier Campus 

Public Safety 
Local Emergency 


(239)732-3712 


3712 
9-911 


(239) 732-3788 


Lee Campus 

Public Safety 
Local Emergency 


(239) 489-9203 


1203 
9-911 


(239)489-9010 



Hearing, sight or speech impaired individuals who use 
specialized telephone equipment should call the Florida 
Relay Service by dialing 711. 



Clery Offenses 


Murder 


Forcible 

Sex 
Offenses 


Robbery 


Burglary 


Motor 
Vehicle 
Theft 


Lee Campus 2004 





1 





2 


1 


Charlotte Campus 2004 














1 


Collier Campus 2004 

















Hendry-Glades 2004 

















Totals 





1 





2 


2 


Clery Offenses 


Murder 


Forcible 

Sex 
Offenses 


Robbery 


Burglary 


Motor 
Vehicle 
Theft 


Lee Campus 2005 











2 


2 


Charlotte Campus 2005 

















Collier Campus 2005 











3 





Hendry-Glades 2005 

















Totals 











5 


2 


Clery Offenses 


Murder 


Forcible 

Sex 
Offenses 


Robbery 


Burglary 


Motor 
Vehicle 
Theft 


Lee Campus 2006 








1 


1 


1 


Charlotte Campus 2006 











1 





Collier Campus 2006 

















Hendry-Glades 2006 

















Totals 








1 


2 


1 



Notes: 

1. Other crimes required to be reported by the Clery Act include: murder, non- 
negligent manslaughter, non-forcible sex offenses, aggravated assault, arson, and 
hate crimes. None of the Edison campuses had a report of these crimes in 2004, 
2005 or 2006. None of the Edison College campuses have reports of arrests or 
disciplinary action for: illegal weapons offenses, drug law violations or liquor law 
violations for the years 2004 thru 2006. 

2. Edison College has no student residential housing. 



See the Edison College website to view Campus Crime 
Statistics and other Public Safety information: 
http://www.cdison.edu/facilities/publicsafety.php 

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. 



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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 
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 a 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 "Restricted" 
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 Office 
within 14 working days. Students wishing to contest the 
fine 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: 



a. Each non-moving violation other than parking in 
disabled spaces: $15.00. 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. 

b. Parking in a disabled space: $50.00. 

c. Speeding: $15.00. 

d. Abuse of a Public Safety Officer may resuh in a fine 
of$15.00. 

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

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. 

State Statutes and College Policies Affecting 
Students 

(See also Student Information and Policies) The following 
Florida statutes and District Board of Trustee policies affect 
students at Edison College. For the benefit of all students, 
adherence to these laws is expected. Any questions 
concerning these statutes and policies should be directed to 
the District Dean of Student Services. 

Florida Statutes 

Florida Statute Section 1006.61 

PARTICIPATION BY STUDENTS IN DISRUPTIVE 
ACTIVITIES AT PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY 
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS; PENALTIES. 

(1) Any person who accepts the privilege extended by the 
laws of this state of attendance at any public 
postsecondary educational institution shall, by attending 
such institution, be deemed to have given his or her 
consent to the policies of that institution, the State Board 
of Education, and the Board of Governors regarding the 
State University System, and the laws of this state. Such 
policies shall include prohibition against disruptive 
activities at public postsecondary educational institutions. 

(2) After it has been determined that a student of a state 
institution of higher learning has participated in 
disruptive activities, such student may be immediately 
expelled from the institution for a minimum of 2 years. 

Florida Statute Section 1006.62 

EXPULSION AND DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS 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. 



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(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, 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 student may be entitled to waiver of expulsion: 

(a) If the student provides substantial assistance in the 
identification, arrest, or conviction of any of his or 
her accomplices, accessories, coconspirators, or 
principals or of any other person engaged in 
violations of chapter 893 within a state university 
or community college; 

(b) if the student voluntarily discloses his or her 
violations 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 successfiiUy 
completes the program. 

Florida Statute Section 1006.63 

HAZING PROHIBITED. 

(1) As used in this section, "hazing" means any action or 

situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the 
mental or physical health or safety of a student for the 
purpose including, but not limited to, initiation or 
admission into or affiliation with any organization 
operating under the sanction of a postsecondary 
institution. "Hazing" includes, but is not limited to, 
pressuring or coercing the student into violating state or 
federal law, any brutality of a physical nature, such as 
whipping, beating, branding, exposure to the elements, 
forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other 
substance, or other forced physical activity that could 
adversely affect the physical health or safety of the 
student, and also includes any activity that would subject 
the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep 
deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced 
conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or 
other forced activity that could adversely affect the 
mental health or dignity of the student. Hazing does not 
include customary athletic events or other similar 
contests or competitions or any activity or conduct that 
furthers a legal and legitimate objective. 

(2) A person commits hazing, a third degree felony, 

punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, 
when he or she intentionally or recklessly commits any 
act of hazing as defined in subsection (1) upon another 
person who is a member of or an applicant to any type 
of student organization and the hazing results in serious 
bodily injury or death of such other person. 

(3) A person commits hazing, a first degree misdemeanor, 
punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083 . 
when he or she intentionally or recklessly commits any 
act of hazing as defined in subsection ( 1 ) upon another 
person who is a member of or an applicant to any type 



of student organization and the hazing creates a 
substantial risk of physical injury or death to such other 
person. 

(4) As a condition of any sentence imposed pursuant to 
subsection (2) or subsection (3), the court shall order the 
defendant to attend and complete a 4-hour hazing 
education course and may also impose a condition of 
drug or alcohol probation. 

(5) It is not a defense to a charge of hazing that: 

(a) The consent of the victim had been obtained; 

(b) The conduct or activity that resulted in the death 
or injury of a person was not part of an official 
organizational event or was not otherwise 
sanctioned or approved by the organization; or 

(c) The conduct or activity that resulted in death or 
injury of the person was not done as a condition of 
membership to an organization. 

(6) This section shall not be construed to preclude 
prosecution for a more general offense resulting from 
the same criminal transaction or episode. 

(7) 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. 

(8) 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 institution responsible for the sanctioning 
of such organizations. 

(a) Such penalties at community colleges and state 
universities may include the imposition of fines; 
the withholding of diplomas or transcripts pending 
compliance with the rules or pending payment of 
fines; and the imposition of probation, suspension, 
or dismissal. 

(b) In the case of an organization at a community 
college or state university that authorizes hazing in 
blatant disregard of such rules, penalties may also 
include rescission of permission for that 
organization to operate on campus property or to 
otherwise operate under the sanction of the 
institution. 

(c) All penalties imposed under the authority of this 
subsection shall be in addition to any penalty 
imposed for violation of any of the criminal laws of 
this state or for violation of any other rule of the 
institution to which the violator may be subject. 

(9) Rules adopted pursuant hereto shall apply to acts 
conducted on or off campus whenever such acts are 
deemed to constitute hazing. 

( 1 0) Upon approval of the antihazing policy of a community 
college or state university and of the rules and penalties 
adopted pursuant thereto, the institution shall provide 
a copy of such policy, rules, and penalties to each 
student enrolled in that institution and shall require the 



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inclusion of such policy, rules, and penalties in the by- 
laws of every organization operating under the sanction 
of the institution. 

Florida Statute Section 1006.69 

VACCINATION AGAINST MENINGOCOCCAL 
MENINGITIS AND HEPATITIS B 

(1) A postsecondary educational institution shall provide 

detailed information concerning the risks associated 
with meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B and the 
availability, effectiveness, and known contraindications 
of any required or recommended vaccine to every 
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. 

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 Dean of Student Services. 

Florida Statute Section 810.08 
TRESPASS IN STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE: 
( 1 ) Whoever, without being authorized, licensed, or invited, 
willfully 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 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 anns 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 Statute Section 810.09 

TRESPASS ON PROPERTY OTHER THAN 

STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE: 

( 1 ) Any person who: 

(a) A person who, without being authorized, licensed, 
or invited, willfially 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. 
810.011;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. 



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(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 willfully 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 
unlawftil detention. 

Florida Statute 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 as 
defined in s. 790.001(13) or any 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, career center, or postsecondary school, whether 
public or nonpublic. 



Florida Statute Section 877.13 
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR SCHOOL 
BOARDS; PENALTY FOR DISRUPTION: 

( 1 ) It is unlawful for any person: 

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

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

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

(d) To conspire to riot or to engage in any school 
campus or school function disruption or 
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. 

District Board of Trustees Policies 

POLICY REGARDING STUDENTS WITH HUMAN 
IMMUNODEFIENCY VIRUS (HIV) (Edison College 
District Board of Trustees Policy 6Hx6:6.02) 

The following guidelines are established regarding 
students with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): 
I . 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 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 
1 973 and the Florida Education Equity Act prohibit 
discrimination against disabled persons, and 
students with HIV are classified as disabled. 

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

c. Any student who reveals that he/she has HIV will 
be afforded confidentiality in accordance with 
appropriate statutes and state law. 



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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. 

b. Furthermore, the College will not require 
serological testing to determine if a student seeking 
admission has HIV 

4. ATTENDANCE, WITHDRAWAL, AND/OR 
SUSPENSIONS: Under most circumstances, no student 
will be required to cease class attendance solely on the 
basis of having HIV. 

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

1) Any student wishing to request special 
accommodations should contact the District 
Dean of Student Services. 

2) On the Charlotte and Collier campuses, the 
student should contact the Campus President's 
Office. 

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. 

DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT COMPLAINT 
PROCEDURE (Edison College District Board of Trustees 
Policy 6Hx6:2.03) 

Edison College is committed to providing an 
educational and working environment free from 
discrimination or harassment based on such factors as race, 
sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital, or 
veteran status. Edison College, as a matter of policy and in 
compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 for employees and 
Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 and the Florida 
Education Equity Act, absolutely opposes any act of 
discrimination or harassment and strictly prohibits and will 



not tolerate such action, whether those involved stand in a 
subordinate-supervisory relationship, student-faculty 
relationship, student-student relationship or others doing 
business with Edison College. 

For purposes of this Policy "discrimination" includes, 
but is not limited to, action with partiality or prejudice for or 
against a person of a group on the basis of one of the 
protected categories above. 

For purposes of this Policy "harassment" includes, but is 
not limited to, verbal, physical, and visual conduct that 
creates intimidating, offensive, or hostile working or 
educational environment or that interferes with work 
performance or educational opportunities. 

There are two types of educational/workplace sexual 
harassment. The first is "quid pro quo" which generally 
means that type of harassment where a person is promised 
better employment conditions such as a promotion or a 
desired transfer or, in the alternative, is threatened with lesser 
conditions such as a demotion or termination if the person 
refuses sexual overtures from a supervisor or some other 
person in the management structure of the employer. The 
second type of sexual harassment is a "hostile environment." 
A hostile environment is created by a pervasive sexually 
oriented work/educational atmosphere. For example, 
disparagement related to one's sex, unwelcome sexual 
flirtations, sexually offensive jokes or comments, and 
sexually offensive material displayed in the workplace can 
create a sexually hostile environment. A sexually hostile 
environment will exist if the type of conduct described above 
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. 

Edison College is also equally opposed to willful and 
intentional bad faith claims of discrimination or harassment. 
Bad faith claims are those that are known or should be 
known by the alleging employee/student to be false. The 
College takes this strong stand because such claims often 
affect the future employment and important family 
relationships of, not only the claimant, but also the person 
against whom the claim is made. 

If an employee or student becomes aware of any 
behavior that may constitute discrimination or harassment, 
it is the responsibility of that person to report such conduct. 

1 . Employees should notify their immediate supervisor. 
The District Director of Human Resources or the Chief 
Learning Officer. 

2. Students should notify either the District Dean for 
Student Services or the District Director of Human 
Resources. 

Any report of alleged discrimination or harassment will 
be promptly and fully investigated by the individual 
contacted above or his or her designee. Appropriate 
disciplinary action will be taken against any employee, 
student or applicant who is determined to have violated this 
policy against discrimination or harassment or against 
anyone who knowingly files false claims of discrimination or 
harassment. Based on the seriousness of the offense. 



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disciplinary action may include a verbal or written 
reprimand, suspension, or termination. Certain disciplinary 
actions, as determined by the President, may require action 
by the District Board of Trustees, depending upon the nature 
of the offense and the resulting severity of the action to be 
taken. In such cases, the District President will recommend 
appropriate action to the District Board of Trustees following 
the completion of the investigation and the communication 
of the District President's position to the individuals 
involved. Claims of discrimination or harassment made 
against a student may be referred to the student disciplinary 
committee. Results of the hearing may lead to suspension or 
expulsion. 

Retaliatory action against anyone filing a valid 
complaint of any type of discrimination or harassment will 
not be tolerated. The individual investigating such reports or 
claims on behalf of the College, with the District President's 
fiall support, will make all efforts necessary to safeguard 
against any retaliation against any individual involved in the 
discrimination or harassment claim and any witnesses 
interviewed during the investigatory process. 

This policy is intended to reflect applicable laws 
regarding discrimination and harassment, as such laws may 
from time to time be stated or clarified, and to provide no 
greater or lesser protection than the laws provide. This policy 
is to be interpreted and applied with that understanding. 

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY (Edison College 
District Board of Trustees Policy 6Hx6:2.04) 

It is the policy of Edison College to promote and 
maintain a drug-free workplace. The unlawful 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. 

This policy is based on the Florida Comprehensive Drug 
Abuse Prevention and Control Act, 41 U.S.C. 70-1 et.seq. , as 
amended and is supplemented by College administrative 
policies and procedures. 

1 . 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. 

2. 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. 

3 . 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. 

4. 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. 

DRUG-FREE CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE (Human 
Resources Employment and Operating Procedure 7.4) 
Policy : 

It is the policy of Edison College to promote and 
maintain a drug-free workplace. The unlawful 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. 

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. 

Policy Guidelines : 

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. 

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 
fiinctioning. Statistics show that alcohol use is involved in a 



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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 of 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. 

Legal Sanctions 

You should be aware that State of Florida statutes provide 
that it is "unlawful 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." 
Legal action will be taken for violation of these statutes and 
policies, as appropriate. 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 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 from not more than one 
year imprisonment and a fine of not more than $100,000 for 
an individual to 40 years to life imprisonment and a fine of 
not more than $200,000 for an individual to not less than life 
imprisonment and a fine of not more than 8 million dollars 
for an 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. 

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 HEALTH CENTER 
CHARLOTTE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 

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: 



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LEE CAMPUS, Fort Myers 

Office of Human Resources 

(239) 489-9293 

Office of Counseling and Advising 

Tacni 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 (Edison 
College District Board of Trustees Policy 6Hx6:2.07) 

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 prosecution and further 
action as determined by those agencies. 

To promote an atmosphere that encourages learning and 
productive employment, quick responsive action will be 
taken if violence or the threat of violence arises. 
1. ASSISTANCE 

Generally, the office of Public Safety should be the first 
department contacted after an incident occurs at a 
campus or College site. Upon preliminary 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, or designee. 

2. CONFIDENTIALITY 

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 
information 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 9 1 1 . 

SUBSTITUTION POLICY FOR STUDENTS WITH 
DISABILITIES (Edison College District Board of Trustees 
Policy 6Hx6:6.03) 

1 . Eligibility : Students who are hearing impaired, visually 
impaired, or who have a specific learning disability are 
eligible for reasonable substitution for any 
requirement(s) where it can be documented that the 
student's failure to meet the requirement(s) 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 fimdamental 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 at minimum 
shall identify the substitution desired and the 
justification for the substitution, and shall contain the 
documentation described in paragraph 2 above. The 
District Registrar, in consultation with the appropriate 
academic dean and the Coordinator for Students with 
Disabilities, will consider reasonable substitutions 
appropriate for each individual student. 

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



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5. Articulation : Edison College will recognize any 
substitution previously granted to a transfer student by 
a Florida State postsecondary institution. In accordance 
with FAC 6A-I0.041(3), substitutions granted by Edison 
will be honored at any Florida State postsecondary 
institution. The College will assist the student in 
contacting the out-of-state or private institution 
receiving the course substitution(s) to determine how 
the substitution(s) will be treated in the program of study 
he/she is pursuing. The student will be advised 
accordingly. 

6. Student Appeal : A student may appeal a denial of the 
substitution request(s) or determination of ineligibility in 
writing to the District Dean of Student Services, who 
shall make the final decision. The appeal must be filed 
within 2 1 days of receipt of the written denial by the 
District Registrar. Any decision of the District Dean of 
Student Services is subject to the right of any person 
whose substantial interests are determined to request a 
hearing pursuant to Title X, 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. 

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 impairment which substantially 
limits one or more of such person's major life activities; (2) 
has a record of such impairment; or (3) is regarded as having 
such an impairment." Edison 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. 

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 
cannot 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 Coordinator/Director 
of Human Resources, 8099 College Parkway, S.W., P.O. 
Box 60210, Fort Myers, Florida 33906 or by calling 
(239) 489-9293 or call through the Florida Relay Service 
at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY). 

All student ADA complaints, should be addressed to 
the District Dean of Student Services, 8099 College 
Parkway, S.W., RO. Box 60210, Fort Myers, Florida 
33906 or by calling (239) 489-9027 or call through the 
Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY). 

All ADA complaints filed against the ADA 
Coordinator should be addressed to the Chief Learning 
Officer, 8099 College Parkway, S.W., PO. Box 60210, 



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Fort Myers. Florida 33906 or by calling (239) 489-9242 4. 

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 request for 
accommodation must be included with the complaint. 5. 

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

3. An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow 
the filing of the complaint. The investigation shall be 
conducted by the ADA Coordinator, District 6. 
Executive Vice President or Chief Learning Officer, 

8099 College Parkway, S.W., P.O. Box 60210, Fort 7. 

Myers, Florida 33906 or by calling (239) 489-9027, 
depending upon the nature of the grievance. A 
thorough investigation will be held, affording the 
individual or specific class of individuals and their 
representatives, if any, an opportunity to 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 Dean for Student Services or the Chief 
Learning Officer, 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 Campus President or 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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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 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 Student Development Office on the respective 
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 that 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 or 
Center 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 Director of Student Development. 
Proposals for changes in policy, regulations and procedures 
that affect the student body as a whole are to be directed 
through the SGA and its advisor or the District Director of 
Student Development. 

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. 

Student Identification 

Student ID cards are available to all students. Students 
should carry their ID card with them at all times. The photo 
ID 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, at the Assessment 
and Testing Center prior to testing, and when selling 
textbooks back to the bookstore. In addition, the student ID 
card may qualify students to discounts in area theaters and 
businesses. 



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ACADEMIC POLICIES & PROCEDURES 
RELATING TO STUDENTS 



Effective Catalog Policy 

Class Attendance/Absence/Cancellations 

Common Course Syllabus 

Final Examinations 

Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) 

Grading Policies and Multiple Course Attempts 

Other Academic Policies 




ACADEMIC POLICIES & PROCEDURES 
RELATING TO STUDENTS 



The following excerpts from the Edison College District 
Academic Policies and Procedures Manual represent policies 
and procedures relating directly to students. The complete 
official manual, including forms, may be accessed through 
the College's home page, www.edison.edu . Click on the 
District Administration link on the left side of the home page, 
which will expand to reveal additional links. Click on the 
Academic Affairs link next. This will open a page with more 
links. The second link from the top is Academic Policies and 
Procedures. 

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. Graduation requirements refer to the specific 
combination of general education courses, required core 
courses, elective courses, and any other completion 
requirements such as passing scores on exams or completion 
of capstone projects. If the prerequisite requirements for any 
course change since the student's time on initial enrollment, 
the student must meet the prerequisites in effect during the 
term that the student registers for the course. 

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. Exceptions to the effective catalog policy may be 
necessary if degree requirements change as a result of 
changes in statute, accreditation requirements, or 
requirements of other regulatory agencies to which Edison 
College is subject. 

Although Edison faculty, staff and administrators assist 
students in meeting the requirements for a degree or 
certificate, it is ultimately 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. 

Class Attendance/Absence/Cancellations 

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. 

Religious Observance 

Per Section 1006.53, Florida Statutes, the Edison 
College policy on observance of religious holy days provides 
that students shall, upon notifying their instructor, be excused 
from class to observe religious holy days of their faith. The 
student will be held responsible for any material covered 
during the excused absence, but will be permitted a 
reasonable amount of time to complete any work missed. 
Students who feel this policy has been improperly applied 
may have their grievance addressed through the general 
academic appeals process. 

Common Course Syllabus 

The common course syllabus provides students with 
information such as the description of the course, 
prerequisites, the major topics to be covered in the course, 
and the skills to be mastered as a result of taking the course. 
This information is the same for all sections of the course. 

The common course syllabus also 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, course materials, and 
scheduled test dates. Students can access generic course 
syllabi from the Edison College Web site. Looking at 
common course syllabi before enrolling in courses each 
semester can be helpful because they provide more detailed 
information than a course description about what a course 
requires. Common course syllabi can be found at 
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. 
Common course syllabi are arranged alphabetically by 
subject area. 

Final Examinations 

The final examination schedule is published online at 
www.edison.edu. It is the student's responsibility to know 
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Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) 

The purpose of maintaining Standards of Academic 
Progress is to assist Edison in identifying and providing help 
to students who are having academic difficulties. The intent 
of SOAP is to inform students that they are not making 
appropriate academic progress. Students are required to meet 
with an Academic Advising Specialist or Coordinator of 
Retention Services to discuss ways of improving their 
academic status. 

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

1. Good Academic Standing: Students are considered in 
good academic standing if they maintain a 2.0 or higher 
cumulative GPA and earn credit in greater than 50 
percent 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 
suspended for one semester (e.g.. Fall, Spring, Summer). 
Students may petition their suspension to continue their 
enrollment by completing an academic petition form 
obtained via the Office of Counseling & Advising or the 
Edison College Web site. (Please see Petitions page 31 
for more information.) Students approved for 
continuation of enrollment through petition will be 
placed on Probation After Academic Suspension status 
and required to enroll in the course, SLS 1 107 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 the 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 ) fiill academic year. 

6. Academic Dismissal: Students who have been on 
probation after academic suspension and have failed to 
achieve a 2.0 term GPA are dismissed for one full 
academic year. Students may petition their dismissal to 
continue their enrollment by completing an academic 
petition form obtained via the Office of Counseling & 
Advising or Edison Web site. (Please see Petitions page 
31 for more information.) 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 
readmission. 

Grading Policies and Multiple Course 
Attempts 

Grade Point System 

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

A Excellent 4 points 

B Good 3 points 

C Average 2 points 

D Poor 1 point 

F Failure points 

I Incomplete* points 

NR Not reported points 

P Pass points 

S Satisfactory points 

W Withdraw** points 

X Audit (No credit) points 

* See Incomplete Grade, page 65 
** See Course Withdrawal Policy, page 65 

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 refund 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. 



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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 3 1 , for more information.) 

Course Withdrawal Policy 

A student can withdraw without academic penalty from 
any course in a term by the mid-point of that term. 
Withdrawals after that date may be granted only through 
established institutional procedures. The College Calendar, 
located on page 1 1 , provides information on important dates 
for each semester, such as the last day to withdraw from 
courses without a penalty. 

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

Students who officially withdraw from a class or classes 
any time prior to the date listed in the College 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. 

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 coursework 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 grading procedure. 



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

Grade Corrections 

The responsibility for the evaluation of student 
coursework 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 his or her professor by the 
28ih calendar day after the start of classes in the following 
semester. For example, the student must request the review 
of a grade that was assigned in the Fall Semester by the 28* 
calendar day after the start of Spring classes. 

The professor who assigned the final grade must 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. 

As a matter of practice, a grade is corrected only in the 
instance where an error was made in the recording of a grade. 
Under no circumstances will an academic dean change a 
student's grade. In rare cases under compelling extenuating 
circumstances, an academic dean may ask a professor to 
consider changing a grade if it is deemed appropriate to do 
so. 

During the semester professors will communicate 
directly with those students who are doing unsatisfactory 
work. Students with unsatisfactory performance are 
encouraged to meet with their professors with a view toward 
improving their work. 

Grade Forgiveness Policy 

The Grade Forgiveness Policy permits students to repeat 
a course in an attempt to improve a grade of "D" or "F". A 
student will be limited to two repeats per course, or a total of 
three attempts. 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. Course withdrawals 
and earned grades count toward the maximum attempts. 

Grade forgiveness is automatic, beginning Summer B, 
1995, for all students who have repeated courses at Edison 
College. 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. 



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

This pohcy 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. 

Other Academic Policies 

Dean's List 

At the conclusion of the Fall and Spring semesters only, 
the Office of the Registrar will generate a list of students 
completing 12 or more credits whose grade point average is 
3.5 or above, and who did not receive any grade below a "C". 
The list is published after the period allowed for 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: College Preparatoiy 
Courses and course beginning with the prefixes EAP, PEL, 
PEM, PEN, and SLS are not considered in calculating 
Dean s List eligibility. 

Faculty Office Hours 

Full-time professors are required to schedule a minimum 
of 1 hours per week of office hours, during which time they 
will be physically present on campus and available to assist 
students. The scheduling of these office hours is subject to 
the approval of the professor's supervisor but should ideally 
be distributed over the five working days each week. Office 
hours will be posted on or near faculty office doors. 
Additional office hours beyond the required 10 hours may 
be scheduled, and students may also be seen by appointment. 
Faculty teaching online courses have the same requirements 
for holding office hours, but may hold a portion of their 
office hours online. 

Part-time professors are required each semester to make 
themselves available for student consultation before or after 
class. They may also make themselves available by 
appointment, phone, voice mail, or e-mail. Availability to 
students should be appropriately noted in the class syllabus. 

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 College 
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 academic 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 
offered class due to a documented medical or learning 
disability, or unique work schedule. Appropriate 
documentation must be provided by the student. 

(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 forni for Individualized Study is obtained 
at the academic dean's office, or at Edison's Web page 
www.edison.edu. Click on the District Administration link 
on the left, then click on the Academic Affairs link, then click 
the Forms link, and click on the Word Format link. The 
Individualized Study form will be on the list of forms 
available for download. The Individualized Study form must 
be completed and submitted to the academic 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. 

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 assistance through various 
options available in Academic Support Programs. 

Student Review of Instruction and Course Evaluations 

In order to improve the teaching/learning process, 
further course and program development, and encourage 
faculty professional development, it is necessary to gather 
information regarding instructional practices and 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.. 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 that 
the student thinks can be improved, or on elements that were 
particularly effective or satisfying so that these may be 
retained. 



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TKe 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. 

Student Surveys 

Edison College will periodically distribute surveys to 
students in order to obtain information usefiil 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, administered 
by a link to a Web site sent by e-mail, 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 as 
summaries of all responses, 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 

It is the practice of Edison College to encourage 
selection of the same textbooks for all sections of a 
particular course. This ensures some consistency in the 



content covered in each course section. The College 
anticipates that, except in unusual circumstances, course 
materials will be adopted for at least one year. Committees 
will meet each year to review materials currently in use 
and to make decisions regarding the continued use of 
course textbooks and materials or the adoption of new 
materials.. 

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 
sequential foreign language at a secondary level (high 
school) or the equivalent of such instruction at the 
postsecondary 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. 

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. 



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ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS 



Academic Support Programs 

College Preparatory Program 

SOAR (Student Opportunities for Achievement and Reward) 

Peer Tutoring 

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

Programs for Students with Disabilities 

Student Support Services Program 

Upward Bound 

Minority Student Services 

Degree Acceleration Programs 

Accelerated Programs for High School Students 
Advanced Placement 

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) 
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program 

Honors Scholar Program 




Libraries, Bookstores, Computer Lab and Technology Help Desk 

Libraries 
Bookstores 
Computer Lab 
Technology Help Desk 



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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 
on page 40 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 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. 

Students carmot 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 time shall pay fees at 1 00 percent 
of the ftiU 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 3 1 
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 coursework: 
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 mathematics. 

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

College preparatory writing instruction includes 
grammatical concepts and usage, 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 Florida College Entry Level Placement Test (FCELPT) 
are invited to come to the open lab and to meet with a 
paraprofessional who will provide a practice test. Using the 
practice test to make a diagnosis of the student's weaknesses, 
a paraprofessional will assign some reft'esher activities for the 
individual student. The student can 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. 

SOAR (Student Opportunities for 
Achievement and Rewards) 

SOAR (Student Opportunities for Achievement and 
Rewards) is Edison College's student success program 
designed to help students become better learners. Students 
can visit SOAR to discuss goals or obstacles that relate to 
their academic progress. After taking the College Placement 
Test, students may meet with SOAR staff" to plan their class 
schedules if College Preparatory classes are required. 



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Students may also attend free workshops that cover 
many areas of life management that pertain to academic 
success. A sampling of workshops include: Be Scholarship 
Savvy, Fear of Math, Follow Your Dreams, Learn to 
Remember, Tackle Test Anxiety and Time Management. 
Workshops are scheduled during day and evening hours to 
meet the needs of all students. 

Students can take advantage of the many resources 
SOAR has to help them succeed academically. Services 
include a Learning Styles Assessment tool, access to online 
study Web sites, DVDs and videos, and study skills themed 
bulletin boards located throughout the campuses. 

Career Exploration resources are available for students 
who are uncertain about their majors. Free assessments help 
students select a major based upon their interests and 
personality. Students may also learn about job descriptions 
and educational requirements for thousands of occupations. 
Students may register for the Edison JobNet, where they can 
view hundreds of area jobs and career listings, and post 
resumes for participating employers. SOAR also coordinates 
"Advice from Employers," where students can learn about 
hiring expectations and interview techniques, and ask 
questions about employability skills. 

The Single Parent Program, a grant-ftinded program that 
assists single-parent students at Edison, is also located in the 
Student Success area with SOAR. Students must be enrolled 
in an Associate of Science or Certificate program at Edison 
College to be eligible for Single Parent Program services, 
which include scholarships and book vouchers. 

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. 

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 

A career resource library including books, videos, 

and current Web sites. 



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. 

Student Support Services Program 

The Student Support Services Program is fijnded by the 
U.S. Department of Education. This program is designed for 
students whose parents did not graduate from a four-year 
college/university and whose 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 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 funded 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 fi^om 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 



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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 postsecondary educational program. 

Cultural Diversity 

Edison College supports the rich cultural diversity 
represented by its student body. The Edison College Mul- 
ticultural Task Force is committed to fostering an inclu- 
sive and diverse campus community which promotes 
awareness, understanding, and acceptance. It also values 
and celebrates diversity among administrators, faculty, 



staff and students at Edison College. Edison College cel- 
ebrates cultural diversity with diversity workshops, stu- 
dent events and displays during Latin American History 
Week, Black History Month, Women's History Month, and 
an annual Multicultural celebration. A variety of multi- 
cultural student clubs are available to students including: 
the African-American Student Association (Lee Campus), 
Latin American Student Association (Lee Campus), Mul- 
ticultural Club (Collier Campus), International Club (Char- 
lotte Campus), the Haitian Student Association (Lee 
Campus), and the West Indian Student Association (Lee 
Campus). Students are encouraged to consult their Stu- 
dent Handbooks for more information on multicultural 
events and activities. Student activity and student organ- 
ization information is also available in the Student Devel- 
opment Offices at the Charlotte, Collier, and Lee 
Campuses. 




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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. 

1. Accelerated Programs for High School 
Students: 
A. Early College (formerly Dual Enrollment) 

Early college provides an opportunity for 
qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in 
Edison courses while still enrolled in high school. 
Early college students receive both high school and 
college credit. College preparatory and health and 
wellness courses are not included in the early 
college program. 

To qualify for early college, all seniors must 
have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 
3.0 on a 4.0 scale; juniors in Charlotte, Hendry, 
Glades and Lee counties must have a minimum 
unweighted high school GPA of 3.5; and Collier 
juniors must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0. All 
candidates 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 college 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 college courses are taught on the high 
school campus or on the college campus. Early 
college 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 full- time in 
Edison courses on the College campus while still 
enrolled in high school. Early admissions students 
receive both high school and college credit. College 
preparatory courses are not included in the early 
admissions program. 

To qualify for early admissions, 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. 



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2. 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 State's Articulation Coordinating Committee. Acceptance of AP tests and scores is subject to change 
without notice. AP credit is not granted if the student has already earned credit for the course. 

AP Examination Score of 3 Score of 4 Score of 5 

Course Course Course 

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

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

1011/lOllL 

Calculus AB MAC 2311 MAC 2311 MAC 2311 

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

Chemistry CHM 2025/2025L CHM 2045/2045L CHM 2045/2045L and 

2046/2046L 

Computer Science A COS 1075 CGS 1075 COS 1075 

Computer Science AB CGS 1076 CGS 1076 CGS 1076 

Economics I ECO 2013 ECO 2013 ECO 2013 

Economics II ECO 2023 ECO 2023 ECO 2023 

English Language and 

Composition ENC 1101 ENC 1101, 1102 ENC 1101, 1102 

English Literature and 

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

LIT 1005 LIT 1005 

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

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

French FRE 2200 FRE 2200, 2201 FRE 2200, 2201 

German GER 2200 GER 2200, 2201 GER 2200, 2201 

Government and Politics: 

Comparative CPO 2002 CPO 2002 CPO 2002 

Government and Politics: 

United States POS 2041 POS 2041 POS 2041 

Human Geography GEO 2400 GEO 2400 GEO 2400 

Music Theory MUT 1001 MUT 1001 MUT 1001 

If composite score If composite score If composite score 

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

MUT 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 1053/1 053L 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 

Psychology PSY 2012 PSY 2012 PSY 2012 

Spanish SPN 2200 SPN 2200, 2201 SPN 2200, 2201 

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 



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3. 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 OtTice 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 State's 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, students should contact the Assessment Services area on the 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 AML2000 

American Literature 55 AML 2010, 2020 

English Composition with essay 50 ENC 1 101 

English Literature 50 ENL 2000 

EngHsh Literature 55 ENL 2012, 2022 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

French Language 50 FRE 1120 

French Language 52 FRE 1120, 1121 

German Language 50 GER 1120 

Gemian Language 63 GER 1 120, 1121 

Spanish Language 50 SPN 1120 

Spanish Language 54 SPN 1120, 1121 

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

American Government 50 POS 2041 

History of the United States I 54 AMH 2010 

History of the United States II 55 AMH 2020 

Human Growth & Development 63 DEP 2004 

Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 EDP 2002 

Introduction to Psychology 54 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 2025 

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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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 State's 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 


Score of 5 


Score of 6, 7 




Course 


Course 


Course 


Biology 


BSC 1005/I005L 


BSC 1005/1005L, 1010/lOlOL 


BSC 1005/1005L, 1010/lOlOL 


Chemistry 


CHM 2025/2025L 


CHM 2025/2025L, 2045/2045L 


CHM 2025/2025L, 2045/2045L 


Computer Science 


CGS 1078 


CGS 1078, CGS Elective 


CGS 1078, CGS Elective 


Design Engineering 


ETI 1410 


ETI 1410, ETI Elective 


ETI 1410, ETI Elective 


Economics 


ECO 2000 


ECO 2013, 2023 


ECO 2013, 2023 


English A I 


ENCIIOI 


ENC 1101, 1102 


ENC 1101, 1102 


Environmental Studies 


ISC 1 050/1 050L 


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 


GEA2000 


GEO 2200, 2400 


GEO 2200, 2400 


German B 


GER1I2I 


GER 1121,2200 


GER 1121,2200 


History 


WOH 1030 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


WOH 1030, History Elect. 


Math Methods 


MAC 1105 


MAC 1105, 1140 


MAC 1140, 2233 


Math Studies 


MAT 1033 


MAT 1033, MGF 1106 


MAT 1033, MGF 1106 


Mathematics 


MAC 1 147 


MAC 1147,2233 


MAC 2233, 23 11 


Music 


MUL 1010 


MUL 1010, MUT 1001 


MUL 1010, MUT 1001 


Philosophy 


PHI 2010 


PHI 2010, PHI Elective 


PHI 2010, PHI Elective 


Physics 


PHY 1020/1020L 


PHY 1020/1020L, 1009/1009L 


PHY 1 053/1 053L, I054/1054L 


Psychology 


PS Y 2012 


PSY 2012, PSY Elective 


PSY 2012, PSY Elective 


Russian B 


RUSI12I 


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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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 
that 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 

• Armual 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 graduation 
ceremony. The cumulative grade point average is used to 
identify graduation with Honors or High Honors as follows: 

Honors 3.50 to 3.99 Cumulative GPA 

High Honors 4.0 Cumulative GPA 

Requirements for Admission 

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



Column A 

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



Column B 

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



2. Minimum of 1 2 semester 2. Completion of two 
hours of college credit with college honors courses 

GPA of 3.2 or higher. 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/communications. One of these 
classes can be the Honors Research Study (3 credits). 
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 $1,000 performance- 
based scholarships are awarded in the Fall to full-time 
students who will graduate from the program. These 
scholarships are renewable each semester if certain criteria 
are met. 

How to Apply 

The program coordinator should receive completed 
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. 

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. Honors Program Research may 
not duplicate any existing course in the Catalog. The coiu"se 
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 Academic Advisors' 
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. 



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LIBRARIES, BOOKSTORES, COMPUTER 
LAB & TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK 



Libraries 

Libraries are located on each campus with services to 
Hendry and Glades counties. Edison College students have 
access to approximately 6 1 ,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 (Library Information Network for 
Community Colleges). Approximately 4,000 videos and 
6,000 DVDs for classroom and personal use are available 
through LINCC. 

Electronic resources, including over 80 full 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 on 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, www.edison.edu/leaming 
resources/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: 

1 . Overdue materials 

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 
students who have overdue materials. 

2. Lost or Mutilated Materials: 

An item reported lost, or return 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. 



3. Interlibrary loan services: 

Patrons who request interlibrary loan services for 
which a fee is charged will be billed. The Library will 
add no additional service charges. 

4. Definition of "Hold on Records" Status: 

a) No transcripts are released. 

b) Degrees/Certificates are not released. 

c) Class registration is blocked. 

d) Learning Resources borrowing privileges are 
suspended. 

e) Patrons are released from "hold" status 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 


M onday-Thursday 


7:30 am-9:00 pm 


Friday 


7:30am-5:30pm 


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 


10 am-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 am-6:00pm 



*Library hours may change during the summer and on 
holiday weekends. Please call campus library for current 
hours. 

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, art, nursing and healthcare, and engineering. 
Imprinted clothing, class rings, and other memorabilia can 
be purchased. General items such as greeting cards, 
calculators and tape recorders are also available, in addition 
to discounted education computer software. The stores 
accept cash, check, American Express, Visa, Discover, and 
MasterCard for payment. A year-round book buy-back 
service is provided at all bookstores. 

Textbooks may be returned and exchanged for full 
credit: 

1 . If the book is accompanied by sales receipt. 

2. If the book is unmarked and in original package if 
purchased new. 



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3. If the book is returned within specified time. It is the 
responsibility of the student to observe the reftind date 
posted in the store. 

4. Picture I.D. is required. 

Bookstore Hours* 



CHARLOTTE CAMPUS 


Ph. (941) 637-5671 


Monday and Tuesday 


8:30 am-7:00 pm 


Wednesday and Thursday 


8:30 am-4:00 pm 


Friday 


9:00 am-1 2:00 pm 


COLLIER CAMPUS 


Ph. (239) 732-3738 


Monday and Tuesday 


9:00 am-6:00 pm 


Wednesday and Thursday 


9:00 am-4:00 pm 


Friday 


9:00 am-1 :00 pm 


LEE 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 books through the INTERNET: 
Charlotte Campus: x^^ww.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 


7:30 am-9:00 pm 


Friday 


8:00 am-4:00 pm 


Saturday 


9:00 am-2:00 pm 


LEE CAMPUS 




Room K 103 




Monday-Thursday 


7:30 am-9:50 pm 


Friday 


7:30am-4:30pm 


Saturday 


8:30 am- 1:00 pm 


LABELLE 




Room 99-78 




Monday-Thursday 


8:30 am-8:00 pm 


Friday 


8:30 am-4:00 pm 


Saturday 


10:00 am-1 :00 pm 



*All computer lab hours are subject to change without 
notice. 



Technology Help Desk 

Students, faculty and staff may receive free computer help 
from the Technology Help Desk. On-campus, call extension 
1202; from off campus, please call toll-free: 1 (866) 818- 
4243. 

Students may be asked to verify their identity for 
security. For assistance in changing a portal password, the 
Help Desk staff will request the student's name, date of birth, 
and student ID number. If the student does not know his/her 
student ID number, he/she may be asked to provide full legal 
name, date of birth and the last 4 digits of the social security 
number to verify identity. 

The Technology Help Desk offers: 

• A competent and well trained Help Desk staff 

• Fewer calls going to voice mail 

• Shorter "time to answer" 

• A service that can handle 80% - 90% of the calls over 
the phone and will forward the remaining calls to 
specialized Technology Services staff promptly. 

Resolution of the calls that typically involve password 
resets, login difficulties, network or Internet connectivity, 
basic e-mail, WebCT, basic desktop application (i.e.; 
Microsoft Office) questions and similar issues. 





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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 



General Information 
Associate Degrees and Certificate Programs 

Baccalaureate Degrees 




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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 



General Information 

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. 

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 63) 

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. 

Associate Degrees and Certificate Programs 

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 85 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 percent of the 
required degree or certificate coursework at Edison 
College. 

5. Fulfill all obligations to Edison College. 

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 42. The policy applies to 
Associate in Arts and Associate of Science degrees if the 
student is planning to transfer to a Florida State 
university.) 

7. Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 

Baccalaureate Degrees 

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Public Safety 
Management 

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



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

a) 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 

b) Successful completion of two semesters (8-10 
credit hours) of a single foreign language in college 
or through corresponding College Level 
Examination Program (CLEP) 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 Board of Education Rule 6A- 
10.0312, 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 percent 
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 3000 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. 

Bachelor of Science in Education Degrees 

To receive the Bachelor of Science in Elementary 
Education, Secondary Education Biology or Secondary 
Education Mathematics, students must satisfy the following 
requirements: 



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1 . Eam a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 

2. Complete 120 hours of college-level credit consisting of 
a minimum of 39 credit hours of upper-division 
education coursework, 36 hours of general education (in 
the areas of communications, humanities, mathematics, 
natural science and social/behavioral science) and all 
State-mandated prerequisites. 

3. Receive a grade of "C" or better in all upper-division 
core courses and courses in which teaching experiences 
occur. 

4. Demonstrate proficiency on the State of Florida College 
Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) or meet eligibility 
standards for CLAST alternatives in accordance with 
State Board of Education Rule 6A- 10.03 12. 

5. Complete Florida's foreign language requirement prior 
to the completion of the bachelor's degree. Students may 
meet this competency in one of two ways: 

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

b. Successful completion of two semesters (8-10 
credit hours) of a single foreign language in college 
or through corresponding College Level 
Examination Program (CLEP) 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 and Spanish). 



6. Pass all sections of the Florida Teachers Certification 
Examination (FTCE) for certification within the State 
of Florida. 

7. Demonstrate competency in all of the Florida Educator 
Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) as a condition of 
graduation, including completion of a professional 
portfolio. 

8. Apply for graduation/internship the semester prior to 
enrollment in the final internship. Students must be 
eligible to graduate, with all degree courses completed 
prior to enrollment in the final internship 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. 

9. Successfully complete all school-based hours and the 
final internship experience as a condition of graduation 
and receive formal documentation from cooperating 
teachers. 

10. Students will be required to meet the 25 percent 
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 (30 
hours of upper-division requirements must be completed 
at Edison College). 

While Edison College governs a student's program 
requirements, changes to a program emanating from the 
Florida State Board of Education will take precedence over 
the College Catalog and may alter a student's program of 
study. 



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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



Baccalaureate Degree Programs 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management 
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Biology 
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Mathematics 
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 
Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management 

Associate in Arts Degree 

General Education Program Guide 
Transfer to a State University 

Associate in Science Degree Programs 

General Education Requirements 

Division of Professional and Technical Studies Course Clusters 

Course Listings 

Certificate Programs 

Course Listings 

Edison Online 





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Not sure what major to pursue? 
Here are the TOP TEN 

According to 77?^ Princeton Review the following 10 majors have the highest undergrad enrollment this year ( www.prince - 
tonreview.com ) and better yet what career you can aspire to with this major. Best of all Edison College can get you started in 
these and dozens more majors. 



Major 



Associated Careers and Degree Path 



Business Administration and Management 



Degrees Earned: 

AA/AS^ BS/BAS ^MBA 



Business majors often find success by working their way up the ladder 
to become managers, executives, and vice presidents. This major pro- 
vides hands on training in accounting, finance, marketing, economics, 
human resources, and decision making. 

Major Courses Required: 

Intro to Business Economics I and II 

Statistics Accounting Principles I and II 

Managerial Accounting Management 



Psychology 



Degrees Earned: 
AA^ BS/BAS 



*MS-^ Ph. D. 



Psychology is the study of human behavior. You will need a PH.D to 
open your own practice but you have a rich career in education, busi- 
ness or mental health with a bachelor's degree. 

Major Courses Required: 

Psychology I and II Personal and Social Adjustment 

Child Psychology Human Relations in Business and 

Industry 



Elementary Education 



Degrees Earned: 
AA-^ BS/BAS 



If you want to be a kindergarten and primary grades classroom teacher 
this is the major for you! You will need to pass a state license exam at 
the end of your bachelor's degree. Education majors may also become 
guidance counselors or school administrators. This is a critically needed 
career. 



Major Courses Required: 

Intro to Education 
Educational Technology 



Teaching Diversities 
Educational Psychology 



Biology 



Degrees Earned: 
AA^ BS/BAS 



Biology is the study of the living world from single-cell bacteria to ele- 
phants. This major focuses on calculus, microbiology, cell biology, ge- 
netics, evolution, physics, and organic chemistry. Career options 
pre-med, genetics, biotechnology, or medical research, veterinarians, 
optometrists, ecologists, biochemists, and environmentalists. 

Major Courses Required: 

Biology lecture and lab Microbiology 

Anatomy and Physiology Marine biology 

Environmental biology College Algebra 



Nursing 



Degrees Earned: 
AS (become RN) 



BSN -^ MSN 



Nurses are compassionate individuals who often includes are com- 
forters, educators, mediators, listeners, problem-solver and therapists. 
Nurses may in clinics, hospitals, schools, corporations, the military, 
and in private practice. This is a critically needed career! ! Nursing ma- 
jors learn science and liberal arts courses as a first-year student and 
begin clinical rotations at hospitals and other health care facilities after 
many hours of hands on training. All nurses are required by law to take 
and pass the National Council Licensure Examinafion for Registered 
Nurses (NCLEX-RN) after graduating from an accredited nursing pro- 
gram before they can be considered "registered." 

Major Courses Required: 

All NUR courses Human Biology 

Anatomy and Physiology I College Algebra 



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Major 



Associated Careers and Degree Path 



Education (secondary education and 
special education) 



Degrees Earned: 
AA^ BS/BAS 



If you want to be a sixth grade through twelfth grade classroom teacher 
this is the major for you! You will need to pass a state license exam at 
the end of your bachelor's degree. Education majors may also become 
guidance counselors or school administrators. This is a critically needed 
career. 

Major Courses Required: 

Intro to Education 
Educational Technology 



Teaching Diversities 
Educational Psychology 



English 



Degrees Earned: 

AA^ BS/BAS ^MS 



English majors may be in countless types of careers such as author, re- 
porter, journalist, editor, radio broadcaster, advertising and public re- 
lations executives. However, English majors also become teachers, 
lawyers (after law school, of course), film directors, politicians, actors, 
etc. English majors are well-rounded, well-read individuals. They 
read, read, read and read. . . think, write, and discuss. 

Major Courses Required: 

Composition I and II British Literature 

American Literature World Literature 

Creative Writing 



Communication 



Degrees Earned: 
AA-^ BS/BAS 



Communications majors learn how certain messages influence indi- 
vidual and group behavior, as well as how our reactions reflect the un- 
derlying values of society. Career options may include business, public 
relations, advertising, human resources, government, education, media, 
or social services. 



Major Courses Required: 

Composition I and II 
Public Speaking 



Speech 
Creative Writing 



Computer Science 



Degrees Earned: 

AA/AS^ BS/BAS 



This major learns how to develop business applications and perform 
system analysis and the process of developing software (from design- 
ing to programming to testing). Programs may also include instruction 
in robotics, natural language recognition programs, artificial intelli- 
gence, programming languages, and numerical analysis. Career options 
may include programmer, network administrator, webmaster, database 
administrator or systems engineer. 

Major Courses Required: 

Intro to Programming Advanced Programming 

College Algebra Logic 

C++ Programming Data Systems 



Political Science 



Degrees Earned: 

AA^ BS/BAS ^JD (lawyer) 



Political Science majors focus on political parties, voting behavior, pub- 
lic policy and revolutions all across the world. This major involves a 
majority of reading, writing, and statistical analysis. Career options 
may include politics (running as a candidate or running a candidate's 
campaign), journalist, diplomat, lobbyist, and law school. 

Major Courses Required: 

Composition I and II American History 

World Civilizations Speech 

Economics I & II 



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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 

Baccalaureate Degrees 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management 

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Biology 

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Mathematics 

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and 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 Depart- 
ment of Education, and consists of the following five areas of concentration: communication, mathematics, social sci- 
ence, 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 

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



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 



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 



The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Public Safety 
Management (PSM) program is designed to prepare indi- 
viduals as managerial and supervisory personnel in public 
safety professions. Many students enrolling in the program 
bring a variety of safety and security backgrounds to enrich 
the educational experience, including law and law enforce- 
ment, corrections, fire science, and emergency medical serv- 
ices. The program provides a career and educational 
pathway for students who have earned an associate in sci- 
ence degree in a public safety discipline. This degree also 
provides and excellent opportunity for individuals with an 
associate in arts degree and interest or experience in the pub- 
lic safety field. 

Program Highlights: The BAS in PSM program includes 
courses in public administration, strategic planning, finance 
and budgeting, human resource management and homeland 
security. Courses are offered in an online or blend of online 
and traditional formats, in an accelerated eight week fash- 
ion, to accommodate students' various schedules and learn- 
ing preferences. 

Career Opportunities: The BAS in PSM program prepares 
graduates for career promotions and advancement in the pub- 
lic safety industry to include law enforcement, fire services, 
corrections, emergency medical services, emergency admin- 
istration management and industrial security enterprises in 
government and private sector agencies. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

**ENC 1101 3 

**ENC 1102 3 

SPC 1600 or SPC 2023 3 

Humanities Electives 6 

to include 3 credits writing intensive 
Social Science Electives 9 

to include one WOH or EUH course 

**College Level Mathematics Electives 6 

Natural Science Electives w/Lab 6 

TOTAL 36 

Approved electives* 45 

* Consult with a BAS Program Advisor. 
** Prior to enrollment in any upper division course (3000 or 4000 
level), students must complete ENC 1101, ENC 1102 and three 
credit hours of college level mathematics with grades of "C" or 
higher. 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

DSC 3034 Terrorism Preparedness 3 

MAN 3052 Management Philosophy and Practice 3 

MAN 3120 Organizational Behavior & Leadership 3 

MAN 3301 Human Resources Management 3 

MAN 3641 Organizational Research 3 

MAN 4720 Strategic Management and 

Organizational Policy 3 

PAD 3204 Financial Management in the Public Sector 3 

PAD 3820 Public Safety System Integration 3 

PAD 4393 Critical Incident Management 3 

PAD 4426 Public Sector Labor Relations 3 

TOTAL 30 

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 

Capstone 

MAN 4915 Management Capstone Project 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120 



For additional information, please contact the Public Safety' Man- 
agement program offices by calling (239) 433-8106. Program in- 
formation is available online at: http://bas.edison.edu. 



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Bachelor of Science 
Secondary Education Biology 



The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Secondary Education Biol- 
ogy program is designed to prepare individuals to teach bi- 
ology grades 6-12 (middle and high school). The program 
provides an educational pathway for students who have 
earned an associate in arts degree to include specific science 
and education prerequisites. Upon graduation, students will 
meet the mandated state teaching requirements, including 
teacher certification exams. 

Program Highlights: The BS in secondary education program 
includes courses in teaching students with English as a sec- 
ond language, students with exceptionalities, reading com- 
petency, classroom management, assessment and integrated 
approaches to teaching methodologies at the middle and high 
school levels. Field experience requirements are progressive 
in nature, building upon previous semester experiences. Stu- 
dents will observe teachers in the field, teach lessons through 
the practicum courses, and complete a full-time teaching in- 
ternship in their final semester. Courses are offered for full 
and part time students, with blended technology components 
where applicable. Students will complete three upper divi- 
sion (9 credit hours) of science coursework through Florida 
Gulf Coast University. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 3 

ENC 1102 3 

SPC 1600 or SPC 2023 3 

Humanities Electives 6 

to include 3 credits writing intensive 
*Social Science Electives 9 

to include one WOH or EUH course 

College Level Mathematics Electives 6 

**Natural Science Electives w/Lab 6 

TOTAL 36 

Required Program Prerequisites (grades of C or better) and 
electives for the Associate in Arts Degree (minimum of 23 credit 
hours): 

*EDF 2005 Intro to Education 

*EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations 

*EME 2040 Educational Technology 

*PSY 2012 General Psychology 

**BSC 1010 and lOlOL Biological Science I and lab 

**BSC 1011 and lOllL Biological Science II and lab 

**BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I and lab 

Natural science elective course (3 credit hours) 

Two of the following courses (or 8 hours of physics with lab): 
**CHM 2025 and 2025L Introductory Chemistry and lab 
**CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry I and lab 
**CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry II and lab 

* courses can be used to satisfy general education requirements in 
social sciences (in addition to specific WHO or EUH requirement) 
** courses can be used to satisfy general education requirements in 
natural sciences 



DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (61 Credict Hours): 

Credit 
Hours 

MCB 2010C Microbiology 5 

PCB 3023C Cell and Molecular Biology 3 

PCB 3063C Genetics with Lab (FGCU course) 3 

PCB 3043C General Ecology with Lab (FGCU course) 3 

ISC 3120 Sciendfic Process (FGCU course) 3 

EDF 3214 Human Development and Learning 3 

EDG 3410 Classroom Management 3 

TSL 4340 Methods, Curriculum and Instruction 4 

RED 4335 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3 

RED 4350 Literacy Content and Processes 3 

SCE 4330C Special Methods in Teaching High 

School Science with practicum 4 

SCE 3320C Special Methods in Teaching Middle 

School Science with practicum 4 

EEX 3012 Educational Needs of Students 

with Exceptionalities 3 

ESE 4323 Educational Assessment 3 

SCE 4930 Special Topics in Secondary Education 1 1 

SCE 4931 Special Topics in Secondary Education II 1 

SCE 4940 Internship in Secondary Education 

with Biology Emphasis 12 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120 



Courses in bold print are pending approval by the Edison College 
Curriculum Committee. 

For additional information, please contact the Baccalaureate and 
University program office by calling (239) 489-9295. For admis- 
sion requirements, refer to the appropriate section of the College 
Catalog. 



Information is available online at: 
http://www.edison.edu/academics/ 



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Bachelor of Science 
Secondary Education Mathematics 



The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Secondary Education Math- 
ematics program is designed to prepare individuals to teach 
mathematics grades 6- 1 2 (middle and high school). The pro- 
gram provides an educational pathway for students who have 
earned an associate in arts degree to include specific math 
and education prerequisites. Upon graduation, students will 
meet the mandated state teaching requirements, including 
teacher certification exams. 

Program Highlights: The BS in secondary education program 
includes courses in teaching students with English as a sec- 
ond language, students with exceptionalities, reading com- 
petency, classroom management, assessment and integrated 
approaches to teaching methodologies at the middle and high 
school levels. Field experience requirements are progressive 
in nature, building upon previous semester experiences. Stu- 
dents will observe teachers in the field, teach lessons through 
the practicum courses, and complete a full-time teaching in- 
ternship in their final semester. Courses are offered for full 
and part time students, with blended technology components 
where applicable. Students will complete three upper divi- 
sion (9 credit hours) of mathematics coursework through 
Florida Gulf Coast University. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 3 

ENC 1102 3 

SPC 1600 or SPC 2023 3 

Humanities Electives 6 

to include 3 credits writing intensive 
*Social Science Electives 9 

to include one WOH or EUH course 

**College Level Mathematics Electives 6 

Natural Science Electives w/Lab 6 

TOTAL 36 



DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (60 credit hours): 

Credit 
Hours 

MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4 

MHF 2191 Mathematical Foundations (FGCU course) 3 

MAS 3105 Linear Algebra(FGCU course) 3 

MAS 4301 Intro Abstract Algebra (FGCU course) 3 

MTG 3212 Geometry 3 

EDF 3214 Human Development and Learning 3 

EDG 3410 Classroom Management 3 

TSL 4340 Methods, Curriculum and Instruction 4 

RED 4335 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3 

RED 4350 Literacy Content and Processes 3 

MAE 4330C Teaching Methods in Secondary School 

Mathematics with practicum 4 

MAE 3320C Teaching Methods in Middle School 

Mathematics with practicum 4 

EEX 3012 Educational Needs of Students with 

Exceptionalities 3 

ESE 4323 Educational Assessment 3 

MAE 4930 Special Topics in Secondary Education 1 1 

MAE 493 1 Special Topics in Secondary Education II 1 

MAE 4940 Internship in Secondary Education with 

Mathematics Emphasis 12 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120 



For additional information, please contact the Baccalaureate and 
University program office by calling (239) 489-9295. For admis- 
sion requirements, refer to the appropriate section of the College 
Catalog. 



Information is available online at: 
http://www.edison.edu/academics/ 



*EDF 
*EDG 
*EME 
*PSY 
**STA 



Required Program Prerequisites (grades of C or better) and 
electives for the Associate in Arts Degree (minimum of 24 credit 
hours): 

2005 Intro to Education 

2701 Teaching Diverse Populations 

2040 Educational Technology 

20 1 2 General Psychology 

2023 Statistics 
**MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 
**MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 
**college level math electives (6 credit hours) 
**COP 1 000 Intro to Computers and Programming (or another 
computer programming language course) 

* courses can be used to satisfy general education requirements in 
social sciences (in addition to specific WHO or EUH 
requirement) 
**courses can be used to satisfy general education requirements in 
mathematics 



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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE 
GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDE 



General Education Philosophy 

General Education is a program of study that establishes 
a foundation for lifelong learning and prepares 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 secondary level. At the conclusion 
of the general education program of study, students should be 
able to demonstrate the following competencies: 

• Communication (COM): To communicate (read, 
write, speak, listen) effectively using standard English 
and apply effective techniques to create working 
relationships with others to achieve conmion goals. 

• Critical Thinking (CT): To demonstrate the skills 
necessary for analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. 

• Technology/Information Management (TIM): To 
demonstrate the skills and use the technology 
necessary to collect, verify, document, and organize 
information from a variety of sources. 

• Global Socio-cultural Responsibility (GSR): To 
identify, describe, and apply responsibilities, core 
civic beliefs, and values present in a diverse society. 

• Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning (QR): To 
identify and apply mathematical and scientific 
principles and methods. 

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. 



COMMUNICATIONS: 


....9 Credit hours 


ENC 


1101 


Composition I 


(3) 


ENC 


1102 


Composition II 


(3) 


SPC 


1600 


Fundamentals of Speech 
Communications OR 


(3) 


SPC 


2023 


Public Speaking 


(3) 



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. 

Parte 



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 


IlIO 


PHI 


2010 


PHI 


2100 


PHI 


2600 


REL 


2300 


THE 


2100 



Literature of the U.S. I to 1860 


(3) 


Literature of the U.S. II 1860 to Present 


(3) 


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 II 1780 to Present 


(3) 


American Cinema 


(3) 


Intro to Asian Humanities 


(3) 


Contemporary Literature 


(3) 


World Literature I 


(3) 


World Literature II 


(3) 


Jazz History and Appreciation 


(3) 


Music History and Appreciation 


(3) 


Introduction to Philosophy 


(3) 


Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 


(3) 


Ethics 


(3) 


World Religions 


(3) 


Theatre History and Literature 


(3) 



Writing Intensive Courses: 

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

ENC 1101, ENC 1 1 02, HUM 22 1 1 , HUM 2235, HUM 2250, 
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. 



SOCIAL sen 


ENCES 


: 9 Credit hours 


Anthropology 






ANT 


1410 


Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 


(3) 


ANT 


15II 


Introduction to Physical Anthropology 


(3) 


Economics 








ECO 


2013 


Economics I 


(3) 


ECO 


2023 


Economics II 


(3) 


Education 








EDF 


2005 


Introduction to Education 


(3) 


EDG 


2701 t 


Teaching Diverse Populations 


(3) 


EME 


2040 t 


Introduction to Educational Technology 


(3) 


EDP 


2202 


Introduction to Educational Psychology 


(3) 



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



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Geography 




GEA 


2010 


GEA 


2040 


History 




AMH 


2010 


AMH 


2020 


AMH 


2070 


AMH 


2091 


AMH 


2095 


AMH 


2931 


EUH 


1000 



Geography of the Eastern Hemisphere (3) 

Geography of the Western Hemisphere (3) 

History of the United States to 1865 (3) 

History of the United States, (3) 
1865 to Present 

Florida History (3) 

African-American History (3) 

American Indian History (3) 

Women in U.S. History (3) 

The Western Tradition I (3) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written 

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

EUH 1001 The Western Tradition II (3) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written 

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

WOH 1012 History of World Civilization to 1 500 (3 ) 

*AA degree-seeking students must demonstrate competence in written 

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

WOH 1023 History of World Civilization 1500-1815 (3) 

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

WOH 1030 History of World Civilization, (3) 
1815 to Present 

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 I (3) 

General Psychology II (3) 

Introduction to Sociology (3) 

Contemporary Social Problems (3) 

Marriage and the Family (3) 

MATHEMATICS: 6 Credit liours 

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 I (3) 

Mathematics for Liberal Arts II (3) 

Introductory Statistics (4) 

College Algebra (3) 

Combined College Algebra/Precalc (5) 

Trigonometry (3) 

Pre-Calcuius Algebra (3) 

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

mathematics requirements; 

MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry (5) 

Calculus of Business/Social Science (4) 

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I) (4) 

Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II (4) 

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III (4) 

Differential Equations (4) 



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 



MGF 


1107 


STA 


2023 


MAC 


1105 


MAC 


1106 


MAC 


1114 


MAC 


1140 



NATURAL SCIENCES: 6 Credit hours 

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

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



AST 


2003 


Astronomy I & L 


(4) 


AST 


2004 


Astronomy 11 & L 


(4) 


esc 


1005 


Introduction to Biological Sciences 


(3) 


BSC 


1010 


Biological Science I & L 


(6) 


BSC 


1011 


Biological Science II & L 


(6) 


BSC 


1050C 


Environmental Biology: Man and the 








Environment 


(3) 


BSC 


1051C 


Environmental Biology: South Florida 








Environments 


(3) 


BSC 


1093C 


Anatomy / Physiology I 


(4) 


BSC 


1094C 


Anatomy / Physiology II 


(4) 


CHM 


2025 


Intro to College Chemistry & L 


(6) 


CHM 


2032L 


Chemistry Lab for Health Science 


(1) 


CHM 


2045 


General Chemistry I & L 


(6) 


CHM 


2046 


General Chemistry II & L 


(6) 


CHM 


2210 


Organic Chemistry I & L 


(6) 


CHM 


2211 


Organic Chemistry II & L 


(6) 


GLY 


1010 


Physical Geology & L 


(6) 


GLY 


1100 


Historical Geology & L 


(6) 


ISC 


lOOlC 


Foundations of Interdisciplinary Science I 


(3) 


ISC 


1002C 


Foundations of Interdisciplinary Science II 


(3) 


MCB 


20 IOC 


Microbiology 


(5) 


OCE 


lOOlC 


Oceanography I: A Multidisciplinary 
Science 


(3) 


OCE 


1002C 


Oceanography II: A Multidisciplinary 
Science 


(3) 


OCB 


2010 


Marine Biology & L 


(6) 


PHY 


1053 


Fundamentals / Physics I & L 


(6) 


PHY 


1054 


Fundamentals / Physics II & L 


(6) 


PHY 


2048 


General Physics I & L 


(6) 


PHY 


2049 


General Physics II & L 


(6) 



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



ELECTIVES 

Be sure electives selected have an AA designation as listed in the 
course description section of this Catalog. Electives should be chosen with 
a desired baccalaureate program in mind. Students are advised to see an 
advisor to determine university program prerequisites. 



Note: AS courses do not qualify for elective credit. 

Total Elective Hours: 



24 



MAC 


2233 


MAC 


2311 


MAC 


2312 


MAC 


2313 


MAP 


2302 



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 t«o courses (eight credit hours) at the college level. Foreign 
language is a State University System baccalaureate graduation requirement. 



INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY COURSES 

Florida State Universities may require students to take courses that 
have an international or diversity focus. These are designated with an "1" 
after the course descriptions. 

Total AA Credit Hours: 60 



90 



Additional Options for Pursuing a 
Bachelor's Degree 

The following tips for transfer students are found on the 
FACTS website: 

1 . Students should meet with their academic advisor to 
discuss degree requirements and transfer options. 

2. When applying for admission to a state university, 
transfer students who have not yet completed the 
AA degree will be evaluated on their high school 
transcripts as well as their college coursework. 
Transfer students without an AA degree and less 
than 60 hours must compete with all entering 
freshman applicants to the college or university. 

3. It is strongly recommended that a student complete 
the AA degree prior to transferring. If this is not 
possible, students are encouraged to at least 
complete the 36 hour general education block at 
their initial institution. 

4. Students who have entered a community college 
with a "CPT-eligible" certificate of completion 
must complete the AA degree before transferring to 
a 4-year institution. 

5. Students should check with the transfer services 
office at the college or university to which they are 
transferring to obtain information relating to 
transfer policies, financial aid opportunities and 
other available assistance. 

6. Students wishing to receive accommodations for a 
disability have a responsibility to inform the 
disability services center at the 4-year institution. A 
student with a disability may be eligible for a 
special admission review under § 1007.265, Florida 
Statutes. A special admission review may apply if 
documentation can be provided that failure to meet 
an admission requirement is related to the disability 
and failure does not constitute a fundamental 
alteration in the nature of the program. Contact the 
admissions director for more information. 



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TRANSFER TO A STATE UNIVERSITY 

Contact information for each of the state universities in Florida is provided below: 

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY 

www.famu.edu 

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL 32307 

(850) 599-3796 

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY 

www.fau.edu 

777 Glades Road PO Box 3091, Boca Raton, FL 33431 

(561)297-7300 

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 

www.fgcu.edu 

10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965 

(800) 590-3428 

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNFVERSITY 

www.fiu.edu 

Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199 

(305) 348-2000 

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 

www.fsu.edu 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 

(850) 644-2525 

NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 

www.ncf.edu 

5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243 

(941)487-5000 

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 

www.ucf.edu 

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816 

(407) 823-2000 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 

www.ufl.edu 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 326 11 

(352) 392-3261 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA 

www.unf.edu 

1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 

(904)620-1000 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 

www.usf.edu 

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620 

(813)974-2011 

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA 

www.uwfedu 

1 1000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 

(850) 474-3000 



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Associate in Science Degree Programs 



Requirements for the Associate in Science 
Degree 

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

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

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

4. Fulfill all obligations to Edison. 

5. Meet all deadlines pertaining to graduation. 

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

General Education Requirement in all 
Associate in Science Degree Programs: 

The Florida Department of Education requires comple- 
tion 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 
6 A, 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 earn a grade of C or better in English and 
mathematics. 

Limited Admissions AS Degree Programs 

The Associate of Science Degree programs in Dental 
Hygiene, Nursing, Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology, 
Cardiovascular Technology, Opticianry, Physical Therapy 
Assistant, and Emergency Medical Services 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. Application information 
for the Emergency Medical Services Technology program is 
available by calling (239) 489-9392. 



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 



The Associate in Science Degree Program in Accounting 
is designed to prepare students to enter public or private 
accounting in various capacities. Students who successfully 
complete this program will have the knowledge and skills 
necessary to sit for two certification examinations. 

Accreditation Council for Accountancy 
and Taxation (ACAT) 

The ACAT examination is sponsored by the National 
Society of Public Accountants located in Alexandria, 
Virginia. The examination is offered twice a year, in May and 
December. The six-hour examination is given at over 200 
test sites nationwide. Accreditation in Accountancy by the 
ACAT demonstrates to your clients and/or employer they 
have a professional working for them. 

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 information. 

Enrolled Agents Examination 

The Enrolled Agents Examination is a comprehensive 
four-part exam administered once a year by the Internal 
Revenue Service. The primary benefits of being an enrolled 
agent are (1) recognition of attaining a high level of 
knowledge of federal taxation and (2) eligibility to practice 
before the IRS. 



Accounting Graduates May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $33,380 ($16.05 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn 
$65,240 (31.36 per hour).* 

There are approximately 144 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



Career/Industry Opportunities: 

Accountant 

Accounts Payable Clerk 

Accounts Receivable Clerk 

Accounting Clerk 

Bookkeeper 

Paraprofessional Accountant 

Payroll Assistant 



Continuing Toward a Bachelor's Degree? 

The Edison College has academic partnerships with many 
university partners. For example, the Accounting Degree 
transfers to a BS in Accounting at Hodges University. Edison 
graduates receive reduced tuition with many of our 
university partners. For more information, call (239)-489- 
9295. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: J 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 




GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1 102 Composition II 3 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 
SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 

Communications (Business 

Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics For Liberal Arts 1 3 

ECO 2023 Economics II 3 

STA 2023 Introductory Statistics 4 

♦Humanities Elective 

(PHI 2600 recommended) .^ 

TOTAL 22 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

ACG 201 1 Financial Accounting II 3 

RMI 2001 Principles of Risk Management 3 

CGS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3 

ECO 2013 Economics I 3 

TAX 2000 Federal Tax Accounting 1 3 

CGS 2511 Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

ACG 2500 Governmental and 

Not-for-Profit Accoundng 3 

TAX 2010 Federal Tax Accounting II 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 5 

TOTAL ~*2 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64 

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

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



94 



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 18 hours of general education 
requirements, 3 1 hours of degree core requirements, and 1 5 
hours of business or related subject electives. 



Business Graduates May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $28,880 ($13.50 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to eam 
$43,900 ($21.11 per hour).* 

There are approximately 152 annual openings in Edison's 
service district.** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



Career/Industry Opportunities 

Front Office Supervisor 

International Business Specialist 

Manager Trainee 

Marketing Trainee 

Office Manager 

Sales Representative 

Tour Director 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

You may want to consider going on to eam your bachelor's 
degree with Edison College or looking into our academic 
partnerships with many universities and colleges. There is a 
state articulation agreement that allows this degree to transfer 
to a state university bachelor's degree program. Students 
who wish to do this should choose their electives from the 
following list: STA 2023, MAC 2233, ACG 2011, ACG 
2071 and ECO 2023. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 
or 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra 3 

ECO 2013 Economics I 3 

*Humanities Electives 3 

TOTAL Is 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 

ACG 1002 Microcomputer Accounting Applications 3 

CGS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

MTB 1103 Business Mathematics 3 

MAN 2021 Management Principles 3 

FIN 2100 Personal Finance 3 

GEB 101 1 Introduction to Business 3 

BUL 2241 Business Law 1 3 

MAR 201 1 Marketing 3 

SLS 133 1 Personal Business Skills 3 

TOTAL "31 

BUSINESS and/or RELATED SUBJECT ELECTIVES: 

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 fiall-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. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 



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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (Continued) 








Fail 


Spring 


Summer A 


Summer B 


Year 1 


#1 


GEB 1011 


ACG 1001 


MAC 1105 


ENC 1102 




#2 


ECO 2013 


MAN 2021 


SPC 1600 


ACG 1002 




#3 


CGS 1100 


ENC 1101 






Year 2 


#1 


ACG2011 


ACG 2071 


STA2023 


GEB 1949/2949 




#2 


ECO 2023 


MAC 2233 


BUL2241 


BUL 2242 




#3 


HUMANITIES 


MAR 20 11 







Applicants will be required to: 

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

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

• Meet with college personnel regarding the program requirements. 

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




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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, 
direct infarct angioplasty, rotablator procedures, intra- 
coronary stenting, pacemaker/stenting 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- 
fial 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 Program is a "limited" admission program. The 
criteria for admission are available through the program office 
or through the Health Professions office at (239)-489-9255. 
Information packets with application to the 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.) 



CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

• Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist 

• Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist 

• Cardiac Catheterization Lab Technologist 

• Electrophysiology Technologist 

• Cardiovascular Clinical Applications Specialist 

• Cardiovascular Management 

• Cardiovascular Research 

• Cardiovascular Education 



Continuing Toward a Bachelor's Degree? 

You may want to consider going on to earn your bachelor's 
degree with Edison College or looking into our academic 
partnerships with many universities and colleges. 

For more information 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: 



The program prerequisite encompasses successful com- 
pletion 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. 



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CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY (Continued) 



GENERAL EDUCATION 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1080 Human Biology 2 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology 11 with Lab 4 

MGF** 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1+ 3 

CHM 2025 Intro, to College Chemistry-H- 3 

CHM 2032L Chemistry Health Science Lab-l-H- 1 

PHY 1007 Physics for Health Sciences-H-H- 3 

MCB 2010C Microbiology 5 

ELECTIVE *Humanities .^ 

TOTAL ~i4 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

RET 1024 Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Tech 3 

RET 1616C Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 2 

RET 1821L Freshman Pre Clinic 2 

CVT 1200 Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2 

CVT 2420C Invasive Cardiology 1 4 

CVT 2620C Non-Invasive Cardiology I 4 

CVT 2840L Cardiovascular Practicum II 6 

CVT 2421C Invasive Cardiology II 4 

CVT 2841L Cardiovascular Practicum III 6 

RET 2244 Critical Care Applications 2 

CVT 2920 Cardiovascular Technologis as a Professional. .2 

CVT 2842L Cardiovascular Practicum IV 6 

TOTAL 43 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 77 



CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 

CVT 262 IC Non-Invasive Cardiology II- 

Echocardiography 

TOTAL 



General Education Requirements are included in the 
required sequences listed above. Some students prefer to take most 
or all of their general education courses before entering the 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 
+or higher level math course 
-H-or higher level chemistry course 
+-H-or higher level chemistry lab course 
H I I or higher level physics course 




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COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND ANALYSIS 

The Computer Programming and Analysis Degree GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Program is designed to give students a basic foundation in Credit 

computer programming and will prepare them for Hours 

, ^ .^ , , . , ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

employment as entry level programmers m commercial, _. ,_ , , ,^-, ^ ,t 

.,•'., , •' f. . . _, . . . ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

mdustrial, and governmental mstitutions. The trammg is {^Technical Writing Emphasis) 

practical in nature and emphasizes performance of job tasks SPC 1 600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 

similar to those performed in today's advanced computer {Business Communications Emphasis) 3 

technology environment. MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

The degree consists of 1 8 hours of general education or higher level mathematics 3 

requirements, and 45 hours of degree core requirements. ^^^ 2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

*Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL Is 

Computer Programming Graduates May Earn: ;^ 

, . , ..,«««,.. -^.. DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $43,000 ($20.36 

per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn Hours 

$65,748 (S3 1 .61 per hour).* COS 1 1 00 Microcomputer Skills 4 

There are approximately 599 annual openings in Edison's SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

service district. ** ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 

• Florida Agency for Workforce Imiovation retrieved January 2008 ^AN 202 1 Management Principles 

or 

♦•2007-2008RegionalTargetedOccupationalListRetrievedSouth- gg^ 2OOO Small Business Management 3 

west Florida Workforce Development Board. /-^r\n 1 «nn t ^ j . . /^ . r> •> 

^ COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

CNT 1000 Networking Essentials 3 

COP 1224 Programming with C++ 3 

COP 2222 Advanced Programming with C++ 

CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES or 

• Junior Programmer ^^Hi ^^^ ^'^^ Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3 

___,,_ ^^^^S CIS 2321 Data Systems & Management 3 

• PC Sales Representative ^^^ 2260 Computer Hardware & Software 

• PC Technical Support Representative j^^a^ Maintenance 3 

• Programmer's Aide wB^K ^^P ^^^' Database Programming 3 

• Networic Specialist ^^M Computer Science Electives at 

JPBJI 2000 level (2 courses) 6 

Electives 5 

1 TOTAL ~45 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 63 

Kgree with Edison College or you may want to look into our ELECTIVES: 

academic partnerships with many universities and colleges. ^^^^^3, ,,^^^4'^^, ^^y ^e chosen from any Business, Computer 

There is an articulation agreement that allows this degree to _ , , t^ c, . t^ • 

^ J. . ■ -^ 1 1 1 , J V,, Technology, or Drafting and Design course. 

transter to a university bachelor s degree program. Please 

contact the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division *Social Science Elective may be chosen from any course listed in the 

at (239)-489-9295 for fiirther information. General Education Program under Social Science. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this catalog. 




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CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 



The Crime Scene Technology program is designed to 
prepare students for employment in fields related to crime 
scene investigation. Students who complete the program will 
be able to locate, preserve, develop, collect, analyze and 
present physical evidence relating to the scene of the crime. 
Students learn the necessary skills to accurately map out, 
collect and log evidence, develop and preserve fingerprints, 
write reports and present courtroom testimony. Typical 
industry job titles include Crime Scene Technician and Crime 
Scene Technologist. 

The program consists of a 28 credit hour college 
certificate (major code PSVC CRST), and a two year, 60 
credit hour Associate in Science Degree (major code AS 
CRST). The certificate program is designed to provide 
technical training and will transfer directly into the Crime 
Scene Technology Associates in Science Degree. As many 
law enforcement agencies require college degrees prior to 
employment, students who do not have law enforcement 
related experience are strongly encouraged to complete the 
AS degree. Although most crime scene technicians in 
Southwest Florida are law enforcement certified, more 
agencies are beginning to use civilians in these positions. 
Employment opportunities are greatly enhanced by prior 
experience in a law related field. Salary and job opportunities 
vary with willingness to relocate. 

The core crime scene course schedule is designed for the 
evening student. Full time students can complete all 
coursework in two years. In addition to class and laboratory 
training, upon approval, internship opportunities are available 
that will allow the student to experience first hand the job 
skills required in the field of crime scene investigation. 



PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 

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 environ- 
mental 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 the employment process: 



Physical Agility 
Drug Screening 
Physical Examination 
Credit Check 
Polygraph and/or 
Voice Stress Analysis 



Background Investigation 

Oral Board Review 

Psychological Examination 

U.S. Citizenship 

Minimum Age 
Requirement 



1 


Bp^ Successful Personal Attributes: JMlt 


^H 


Safety Conscious 




Observant "^ 




Methodical 




Thorough 




Confident 




Decisive 




Team Player 




Patient 




Tolerant 




Inquisitive/Persistent 




Open-minded 




Logical 




Creative/Innovative 




Detail Orientedy Analytical 




Strong Ethical Standard 







Crime Scene Graduates May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $29,000 while an 
experienced worker can expect to earn $43,000.* 

There are approximately 51 annual openings in Edison's 
service district.** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation Retrieved January 
2008. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List Retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Law and Public Safety Programs Office (239)-489-9132 
www.edison.edu/academics/crimesceneprogram 



Continuing Toward a Baclielor's Degree? 

Students intending to continue toward a Bachelor's degree 
are encouraged to consult with their transfer school prior to 
choosing their Associates Degree program and/or elective 
coursework. Contact Edison College Law and Public Safety 
Program Office at (239)-489-9132 or go to www.edison.edu 
for current information on Bachelor's degree partnerships 
> with Edison College and other schools. The Associate in 
Science degree in Crime Scene Technology transfers directly 
into the Edison College Bachelor of Applied Science degree 
in Public Safety Management. 



100 



CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY (Continued) 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 



ENC 
ENC 
MGF 

PHI 
PSY 




CCJ 
CGS 
CJE 
CJT 

CJT 
CJT 



CJT 
CJT 
CJT 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1101 Composition I 3 

1 102 Composition II 3 

1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher level mathematics 3 

2600 Ethics 3 

2012 General Psychology 1 3 

*Natural Science 3 

TOTAL Is 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

1 100 Microcomputer Skills or higher 4 

2649 Forensic Death Investigation 3 

1110 Introduction to Crime Scene 

Technology 3 

2100 Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

2 1 1 1 C Advanced Crime Scene 

Technology 4 

2113 Courtroom Presentation of 

Scientific Evidence 3 

2141 Introduction to Forensics 3 

2220C Crime Scene Photography 3 

2241 Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

TOTAL ^ 

ELECTIVES: 10 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 60 



CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY 



The Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice 
Technology is designed to prepare students for a full range of 
career opportunities in the field of criminal justice. The 
degree provides a strong background for employment with 
any of Southwest Florida's many criminal justice or public 
service agencies, including police departments, sheriff's 
offices, prisons, areas of juvenile justice, or private industry. 





Successful Personal Attributes: ^^^HB 




Strong ethical standards 


• Logical WM 




Open minded 


• Confident ^B 




Persistent 


• Analytical ^H 




Decisive 


• Patient 




Tolerant 


• Able to work under stress 




Related Knowledge and Skills: 


• 


Communication skills 


• Leadership skills ^m 


• 


Community knowledge 


• People skills "^^m 


• 


Stress Management 


• Problem solving skills 1 


• 


Human relations skills 


• Negotiation/Mediation 

skills , .■,.;•■ a«s;ss;SJS; 



Criminal Justice Graduates May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $34,000 per year 
while an experienced worker can expect to earn $52,000 per 
year.* 

There are approximately 1 1 1 annual openings in Edison's 
service district.** 

* Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement 2006 CJ Agency Profile 
Report www. fdle.state.fi. us retrieved in January 2008. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

Police Officer • Correctional Officer 

Security Officer • Deputy Sheriff" 



The Criminal Justice Academy Bridge Program 

This program is designed f6r Florida law enforcement 
and/or corrections officers that have successfully 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: 



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

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

Complete all college entrance requirements, including 
tesdng. 

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

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



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

I Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



.,^g|| 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

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 credits. 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. 



102 



CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY (Continued) 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 



I 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra OR 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3 

*Humanities Elective 

(PHI 2600 Ethics recommended) 3 

*Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL Is 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

CJL 2100 Criminal Law 3 

CJL 2130 Criminal Procedure and Evidence 3 

CJC 1000 Introduction to Corrections 3 

CJT 1110 Introduction to Crime Scene Technology 3 

CJT 2100 Criminal Investigative Techniques 3 

CCJ 1010 Introduction to Criminology 3 

CCJ 2500 Juvenile Delinquency 3 

CJE 1300 Police Organization and Administration 3 

TOTAL T7 

Concentration Electives 19 

DEGREE TOTAL 64 



CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION 

Completion of this concentration qualifies the student 
for the college completion certificate in Crime Scene 
Technology. Students must register for the CRST PSVC 
certificate code in addition to their degree seeking status. 

CJE 2649 Forensic Death Investigation 3 

CJT 2111C Advanced Crime Scene Technology 4 

CJT 2141 Introduction to Forensics 3 

CJT 2220C Crime Scene Photography 1 3 

CJT 2113 Courtroom Presentation of Scientific 

Evidence 3 

CJT 2241 Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

TOTAL l9 



ACADEMY BRIDGE CONCENTRATION 

Florida Law Enforcement Certification (15 credit hours) 

OR 

Florida Corrections Officer Certification (12 credit hours) 

OR 

Both the Florida Law Enforcement and 

Corrections Certification (16 credit hours) 12-16 

Open Electives 7-9 

TOTAL 19 



BACCALAUREATE TRANSFER CONCENTRATION 

Completion of the Baccalaureate Transfer Concentration 
qualifies students to complete both the elective component of 
the AS degree in Criminal Justice Technology and the 
Associates in Arts degree. Students must declare both AA 
and AS CRJT degree seeking status. Note: In addition, 
students seeking admission to the Florida State University 
System should have completed two years of a foreign 
language at the high school level or two courses (8 credit 
hours) at the college level. Refer to the Associates in Arts 
Degree General Education Program Guide for additional 
information. 

* Social Science (must include one intensive writing course) ..6 

*Humanities (must include one intensive writing course) 3 

*Natural Science 6 

*Mathematics 3 

Open Electives 1 

TOTAL 19 



* Courses specified as Humanities, Social Science, Natural 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. 




103 



DENTAL HYGIENE 



The Dental Hygiene Program is designed to prepare the 
student to practice as a Hcensed 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 
1 093C, BCS 1 094C, MCB 20 1 OC, 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 frilly 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. 



Dental Hygiene Graduates Typically Earn: 

The starting salary for a dental hygienist is approximately 
$35,000-$40,000 annually * 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor there are 5,000 
national openings per year. Consistently, 100% of Edison's 
graduates from the Dental Hygiene program are locally 
placed.* 

*Source: http://ww w. bis . go v 





Dental Hygiene 


Career 


Opportunities 


• 


Private Dental Office 




• Sales 


• 


Public Health 




• Consulting 


• 


Dental Hygiene Education 


• Marketing 



Continuing Toward a Bachelor's Degree? 

You may want to consider going to earn your bachelor's 
degree with Edison College or looking into our academic 
partnerships with many universities and colleges. 

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 com-isS 
pletion 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 1101 Composition 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1080 Human Biology 2 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

MGF 1 107, MAC 1 105 or higher math 

CHM 2025 Intro to College Chemistry Or higher CHM 3 

CHM 2023L Chemistry Lab Health Sciences 1 

CHM 2025L or higher CHM 

MCB 2010C Microbiology 5 

SYG 1000 Sociology 3 

*Humanides elective 3 

TOTAL '34 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

DES 1020C Dental Anatomy 2 

DEH 1002 Dental Hygiene 1 3 

DEH 1002L Dental Hygiene I Pre-clinic 3 

DES 1200C Radiology 3 

DEH 1802 Dental Hygiene II 2 

DEH 1802L Dental Hygiene II Clinical 3 

DEH 1602 Periodontics 3 

DES llOOC 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 III 2 

DEH 2804L Dental Hygiene III Clinical 5 

DEH 2806 Dental Hygiene IV 2 

DEH 2806L Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 5 

DEH 2702 Community Dental Health 2 

DEH 2702L Community Dental Health Practicum 1 

DEH 2930 Seminar 1 

DEH 2808 Dental Hygiene V 2 

DEH 2808L Dental Hygiene V Clinical .^ 

TOTAL 54 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 88 

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



104 



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 1 7 
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). 



DRAFTING AND DESIGN GRADUATES 
MAY EARN: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $28,184 ($13.55 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn 
$40,934 ($19.68 per hour).* 

There are approxiinately 263 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

*Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

Drafting and Design Technician 
CAD Operator 
Mechanical Drafter 
Tooling Drafter 
Quality Control Assistant 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

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



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 

Social Science Elective* 3 

Humanities Elective** 3 

Natural Science Elective*** 3 

TOTAL ~18 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS 

ETD 1100 Engineering Graphics I (Mflrtwa/) 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 

ENC 1 102 Composition II 3 

GIS 1040 Geographic Information Systems 

OR 

BCN 1272 Blueprint Reading 3 

ETD 1538 AutoCad for Residential Architecture 

OR 
ETD 1 103C Engineering Graphics 4 

TOTAL ~ri 

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS 62 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 

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 T? 

Civil Engineering/Land Surveying 

SUR 1 lOOC Surveying 4 

SUR 2140C Advanced Surveying 4 

MAC 1 140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3 

MAC 1 114 Trigonometry 3 

Electives 3 

TOTAL T7 

CAD Specialization 

ETD 1538 AutoCad Residential Architecture 
OR 

ETD 1 1 03C Engineering Graphics 1 (CAD) 4 

ETD 1530 Drafting and Design (Manual 4 

GIS 1045 Geographic Information Systems 

Customization 3 

Program Electives 6 

TOTAL T? 

ELECTIVES: 

Program electives may be chosen from: SUR 1 lOOC, SUR 2 HOC, 

MAC 1140 or MAC 1114, ART 2602C. GIS 1040 and GIS 1045, 

ETD 1541, ETD 1220, GEB 1949, CGS 1100. 

* Social Science electives may be chosen from any course listed in the 
General Education Program Guide under Social Science. 
** Humanities electives may be chosen from any course listed in the 
General Education Program Guide under Part A or Part B Humanities. 

*** Namral Science electives may be chosen from ISC lOOlC, ISC 1002C, 
AST 2005/2005L or GLY 1010/lOlOL. 



105 



EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 



This degree program is designed for students who want 
to work with young children in a variety of public or private 
programs as well as those who are already employed in early 
childhood settings. Students in this program are provided with 
comprehensive courses that are focused on children from 
birth through age eight. The study of research and theory is 
blended with many opportunities for hands-on experience. 

Students who wish to earn a National CDA credential 
may complete the necessary coursework as part of this degree. 

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



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 
OR 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**Social Science Elective 3 

***Natural Science Elective 3 

TOTAL Is 



Early Childhood Graduates Typically Earn: 

The starting salary for a preschool teacher is approximately 
$20,000-$30,000 annually.* 

There are approximately 36 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

♦Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational Supplemental List 
retrieved from Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



Early Childhood Education Career Opportunities: 

• Childcare worker in public or private facilities 

• Pre-school teacher 

• Childcare Facility Manager 

• Childcare Development Specialist 

• Teacher Assistant 




Continuing Toward a Bachelor's Degree? 

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. 



NONE 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



* 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. 

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



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

CHD 1134 ManagementofEarly Childhood Learning 3 

CHD 1135 Understanding Young Children 3 

CHD 1220 Introduction to Child Development 3 

CHD 1 332 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 & 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 1 42 1 Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young 

Child ^ 

TOTAL 36 

CORE ELECTIVES (CHOOSE THREE): 

CHD 1120 Infant/Toddler Development 3 

DEP 2102 Child Psychology 3 

EEC 1003 Introduction to School Age Care 3 

EEC 2521 Administration ofa Child Care Center 3 

EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology 3 

EDF 2005 Introduction to Education 3 

EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations 3 

TOTAL ~9 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63 



106 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 



The Emergency Medical Services Technology Programs 
are designed to prepare the student to become a competent 
entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) 
and/or EMT-Paramedic. 

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

To be eligible to sit for the Florida EMT-Basic exam, 
students must successfully complete the EMT-Basic 
Certificate 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. 



EMS Graduates Typically Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $23,850-535,100 
annual salary. * 

There are approximately 277 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
Range may vary significantly depending upon experience and 
rank. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

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 
credits. 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: j^ 

Admission requirements for the EMT-Basic Program include: ; 

• A grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher 

• Current CPR certification (either AHA BLS for Healthcare 
Providers or ARC-Professional Rescuer) 

• 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 or completion of remedial 
course work. 

A student who has completed a hospital-based or 
vocational technical center-based EMT-B or a paramedic 
program, and holds a current Florida State EMT-B or 
paramedic certification may satisfy the career core requiremet 
through successful completion of EMS 1810-EMS 
Equivalency Assessment. 



Contact Information: Emergency Medical Services 
Program Office: (239)-489-9392. 



107 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY (Continued) 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

MAC 1105 College Algebra 

or 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 1 3 

*Humanities Elective 3 

**BSC1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

**BSC1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

TOTAL ^ 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

EMS 2119 Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care 6 

EMS 2119L Fundamentals of EMC Lab 3 

EMS 2421 EMS Field Internship 1 

EMS 2411 Emergency Department Clinicals 1 

EMS 2671 Paramedic I 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 

To meet Florida certification requirements the following course 
is pending approval at the time of publicataion. See program 
coordinator for additional information regarding current degree 
requirements. 

EMS 2990C Paramedic cardiac Emergencies 5 

Or course approed by Program Coordinator 
MNA 2345 Supervision 
or 

FFP 2720 Fire Company Officer Leadership 3 

TOTAL 'Ji 



TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS: 73 

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




108 



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. 



Fire Science Graduates Typically Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $33,000-556,110 
annual salary. * 

There are approximately 96 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
Range may vary significantly depending upon experience and 
rank. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



FIRE SCIENCE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

• Firefighter 

• EMS 

• Trainer 

• State Fire Inspector 

Contact Information: Fire Science Program Office; (239)- 
489-9392, http://www.edison.edii/academics/firescience.php 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

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



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

MGF 1106 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 

1 505 Fire Prevention Practices 3 

1304 Fire Apparatus Operations 3 

1540 Private Fire Protection Systems 3 

2720 Fire Company Officer Leadership 3 

2740 Fire Science Course Delivery 3 

2120 Building Construction for the Fire Service 3 

2810 Firefighting Tactic & Strategy 1 3 

281 1 Firefighting Tactic & Strategy II 3 

2301 Fire Service Hydraulics 3 

Degree Core Credit Hours 27 

Subtotal 42 



FFP 
FFP 
FFP 
FFP 
FFP 
FFP 
FFP 
FFP 
FFP 



CAREER CORE ELECTIVES: 



Credit 
Hours 



Choose from any course under the following prefixes: 

FFP, EMS (limited to 6 hours), COS 12 



GENERAL ELECTIVES: 



Continuing Toward a Bachelor's Degree? 

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 credits. For 
additional information on bachelor degree parmerships with 
Edison College, contact the Baccalaureate and University 
Programs Division at (239)-489-9295. 



Credit 
Hours 



Electives may be chosen from any category 6 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 60 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



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GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS 



This program is being phased out and is not accepting new students. The following Teach Out Schedule is for current 
students to complete the program. Current program students need to contact the Advising Office at (239) 489-9365 to 
determine their individual progress. 

GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS PROGRAM TEACH-OUT SCHEDULE 

All classes will be held in C 103 from 5:30 - 8:10pm 



Summer 2008 




Spring 2009 




(full semester) 




(full semester) 




Monday 


Integrated Pest Management for Turf II: Diseases 


Monday 


Soil Fertility/Fertilizers 


Bemdt 


GCO 2442.101 
CRN: 32211 


Bemdt 


SOS 2102 






Tuesday 


Integrated Pest Management for Tu 


Tuesday 


Golf Course Organization/ Administration 


Bemdt 


GCO 2450 


Bemdt 


GCO 2632.101 








CRN: 32212 


Wednesday 


Environment Issues in Golf Course 
Construction/Management 


Wednesday 


Applied Materials Chemistry/Calculations I 


Bemdt 


GCO 2500 


Riger 


GCO 2601.101 








CRN: 32213 


Thursday 


Golf Course Design/Construction 






Bemdt 


GCO 1743 


Thursday 


Principles of Turfgrass Science I 






Bemdt 


GCO 1400.101 




Intemship 




CRN: 31497 




GEB 1949 




Intemship 








GEB 1949 






Fall 2008 




Summer 2009 




(flill semester) 




(A semester) 





Monday Plant ID/Landscape Design 

Conzelmann GCO 2741 

Tuesday Applied Materials Chemistry/Calculations II 

Riger GCO 2602 

Wednesday Physics/Chemistry of Turf Soils 

Bemdt SOS 1401 



Monday Irrigation/Drainage 

Riger GCO 2431 

Tuesday Turfgrass Management Seminar 

Ali GCO 2931 

Wednesday Basic Golf Course Mechanics I 

Chandler GCO 1201 



Thursday Biology of Turf Soils 

Bemdt SOS 1005 



Thursday Integrated Pest Management for Turf I: Pests 

Ali GCO 2441 



Friday Golf Course Organization/ Administration II 

Bemdt GCO 2633 



Intemship 
GEB 1949 



Intemship 
GEB 1949 



Note: All summer classes will be finished by June 30, 2009 



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



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

SPC 1 600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 

(Business Communications Emphasis) 3 

MGF 11 06 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I or higher 3 

PHI 2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

Social Science Elective 3 

TOTAL Is 



Internet Services Technology Graduates May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $42,348 ($20.36 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn 
$65,748 ($36.61 per hour). * 

There are approximately 599 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

*Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES: 

Internet/Intranet Technician 

Internet/Intranet Administrator 

Website Developer 

Webmaster 

Internet Support Specialist 

Web Database Administrator 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

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



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

COP 1 822 Internet Programming - HTML 4 

COP 2800 Java Programming 3 

COP 2830 Internet Programming - Advanced Scripting. ...3 

COS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

COP 1 000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

COP 1224 Programming with C++ 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems and Management 3 

COP 2 1 72 Advanced Visual Basic Programming 

or 

COP 2222 Advanced Programming with C++ 3 

CNT 1000 Networking Essentials 3 

CDA 2524 Linux Internet Servers 4 

CDA 2500 Windows Server 3 

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

Electives 3 

TOTAL 45 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 63 

ELECTIVES: General electives may be selected from any 
Business, Computer Technology, or Drafting and Design course. 

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



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 



III 



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 effectively 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. 



Network Administrator Graduates May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $35,464 ($17.05 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn 
$61,880 ($29.75 per hour).* 

There are approximately 7)4 annual openings in Edison's 
service district.** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

Cabling Specialist 

IT Specialist 

Network Control Operator 

Data Communication Analyst 

Network Manager/Systems Analyst/Technician 

Computer Security Specialist 

Help Desk Specialist 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 

(Technical Writing Emphasis) 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3 

(Business Communications Emphasis) 
MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

INP 2301 Human Relations in Business and Industry 3 

PHI 2100 Logic: Reasoning and Critical Thinking 3 

TOTAL Is 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

CNT 1000 Networking Essentials 3 

CDA 2500 Microsoft Windows Server 3 

CDA 2524 Linux Internet Servers 4 

CDA 2525 Internetworking with Cisco Routers 3 

COS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

CGS 2260 Computer Hardware & 

Software Maintenance 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems and Management 3 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 3 

MAN 202 1 Management Principles 

or 

SBM 2000 Small Business Management 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

Electives 9 

TOTAL ~44 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 62 

ELECTIVES: 

General electives may be selected from any Business, Computer 
Technology, or Drafting and Design course. 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

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



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific courses listed in this Catalog 




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NURSING 



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) 
program is designed to prepare the student to care for the 
cUents 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 normal 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 fi^om 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 from 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 
Director 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 1 8 credit hours at Edison in order to 
graduate from Edison's ADN program. 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS 

1 . General Education Courses 

A student must earn a minimum grade of "C" or above 
in all general education courses required in the 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 

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 District Director of Nursing. 



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3. Computer Usage 

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

4. Academic Progression 

A grade of "C" or higher (minimum passing score of 77 
percent) must be achieved in each classroom-based 
nursing course in order to progress to the next course in 
the curriculum. A grade of "S" (satisfactory) must be 
achieved in each clinical nursing course. Since many of 
the courses in the curriculum have both theory and 
clinical components and since each is a co-requisite 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 District Director of Nursing 
upon admission to discuss this issue. 



Nurses May Earn: 

Entry level Registered nurses (RN's) generally earn $20.00 
or more per hour or over $40,000 per year according to 
hospital systems in the local market.* 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor there are 58,700 
national openings per year. Consistently, 90% of Edison 
graduates from this program are locally placed.* 

* http://www.bls.gov 



BASIC PROGRAM 
Application Deadline: May 15 and August 31 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 





Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

You may want to consider going on to earn your bachelor's 
degree with Edison College or looking into our academic 
partnerships with many universities and colleges. For more 
information please call the Edison Baccalaureate and 
University Programs Division at (239)-489-9295. 



"WW" ■ 
PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Credit 
Hours 

BSC 1080 Human Biology 2 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

MAC 1105** College Algebra ^ 

9 

* 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 
completed at the applicant's expense. 



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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 English Composition 1 3 

HUM *Any Humanities course 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 3 

BSC 1094C Anatomy & Physiology II 4 

MCB 2010C Microbiology .■■■5 

TOTAL 21 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS** 

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 1142 Introduction to Pharm & Math Calc 1 

NUR 1211/ 

1211L Adult Nursing 1 7 

NUR 1511 Introduction to Mental Health 

Concepts in Nursing 1 

NUR 2 1 40 Advanced Pharmacological Concepts 2 

NUR 2260/ 

2260L Advanced Adult Nursing II 7 

NUR 2310/ 

2310L Pediatric Nursing Concepts 4 

NUR 2424/ 

2424L Maternal Nursing Concepts 3 

NUR 2523 Mental Health Concepts Across 

the Lifespan 1 

NUR 2530 Nursing for Clients with Major 

Mental Health Disorders 1 

NUR 2810 Professional Issues and Role 

Development/ Nursing 2 

NUR 2941L Preceptorship 2 

TOTAL 42 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 72 

* Any Humanities course, writing intensive course or non-writing intensive 
course. 
** Nursing Requirements are currently under revision and subject to change. 
Length of program - approximately two (2) years after admission to the 
Nursing Program. Please consult the Nursing OflTice for further details. 



I 





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NURSING 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM 

Application Deadline: Contact Nursing Office on 
respective campuses. 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



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 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Credit 
Hours 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

BSC 1094C Anatomy & Physiology II 4 

ENC 1101 English Composition 1 3 

MAC 1105** College Algebra 3 

14 

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. Paramedics, RTs and CVTs applying for admission 
to the Advanced Placement Program must also have a CNA 
certificate. 
** May substitute STA 2023 or Math higher than College Algebra 

The clinical enrollment process requires satisfactory com- 
pletion 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. 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS** 

NUR 1062 Health Assessment & Skills 2 

NUR 1 062L 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/ 

23 lOL 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 

Development/Nursing 2 

NUR 2941L Preceptorship 2 

TOTAL "a 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 72 



** Nursing Requirements are currently under revision and subject to change. 
Length of Program - approximately one and one half years after admission 
to the 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. 



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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. 



CAREER INDUSTRY/OPPORTUNITIES 



Licensed Opticians 

Eyecare Technician 

Lab Technician 

Opticianry Management positions 



Opticianry Graduates May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $23,710 while an 
experienced worker can expect to earn $45,375. * 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are 600 
national openings per year. Consistently, 90% of Edison's 
graduates from this program are locally placed. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
** http://vyvyw.bls/gov 



Continuing Toward a Bachelor's Degree? 

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 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 
Group I 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

PHI 2600 Ethics or any Humanities Elective 3 

Group II 

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1 3 

Group III 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 

TOTAL Is 

Program Requirements (The sequence may vary) 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

OPT 1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

OPT 2204 Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing I 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab 1 3 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens I 3 

TOTAL la 

FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER 

OPT 1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Lab 1 3 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory I 3 

OPT 2500L Contact Lens Lab 1 3 

OPT 2800L Vision Care Clinical I 2 

TOTAL 'U 

FIRST YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 2 

OPT 2801L Vision Care Clinical II 2 

TOTAL ~~4 

SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

OPT 2461L Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab II 3 

OPT I430L Ophthalmic Lab II 3 

OPT 2501 Contact Lens Theory II 2 

OPT 2802L Vision Care Clinical III 2 

OPT 2375 Refractometry 2 

TOTAL l2 

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 Labi 2 

OPT 2463L Ophthalmic Skills Lab 1 2 

TOTAL ~li 

SECOND YEAR - THIRD SEMESTER 

OPT 2030 Ophthalmic Board Review 1 

OPT 2502L Contact Lens Lab III 1 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Lab II 1 

TOTAL ~~3 

TOTAL CREDITS HOURS: 72 



5®^'-^' 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 



This is a limited access program with the degree awarded by 
Hillsborough Community College. Admission information is 
available by calling the Edison College Health Technologies 
Office at (239)-489-9255. 



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PARALEGAL STUDIES 



Approved by the American Bar Association 

The Associate in Science degree in Paralegal Studies 
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. 

As current industry standards are under development, 
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. The 
program is designed for both full time and part time students. 
Classes are offered in day and evening formats, with online 
courses scheduled to begin Fall 2008. 

Successful completion of this program qualifies students 
to sit for the National Association of Legal Assistants 
(NALA) Certified Legal Assistant/Certified exam 
(CLA/CP). The program does not qualify students to practice 
law, sit for a state bar exam, nor act as or represent 
themselves as lawyers. Paralegals and legal assistants are 
advised to 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, a law office, corporation, 
governmental agency or other entity and who performs 
specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a 
lawyer is responsible." 



The Florida Registered Paralegal Program 

In the state of Florida, a paralegal is generally defined as a 
person with education, training or work experience who 
works under the supervision of a member of the Florida Bar 
and who performs specifically delegated legal work for 
which a member of the Florida Bar is responsible. The 
Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) is now recognized and 
approved by the Supreme Court of Florida. Refer to the 
Florida Bar Association website: www.floridabar.org for 
more information on becoming a Florida Registered 
Paralegal. 



pjjL 


INDUSTRY POSITIONS 




Legal Assistant 


• Paralegal 




Contract Administrator 


• Victim's Advocate 




Private Investigator 


• Talent/Sport's Agent 




Title Researcher/ Abstracter 


• Legislative Analyst 


'li 


Real Estate Closing Agent 


• Judicial Assistant 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

The Associate in Science degree in Paralegal Studies 
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 credits. For 
additional information on bachelor's degree partnerships 
with Edison College contact the Edison Baccalaureate and 
University Programs Division at (239)-489-9295. 



Related knowledge and skills: 

Strong Communication Skills 
Fact Management 
Research Skills 
Computer Skills 
Stress Management 
Negotiation/Mediation Skills 
Time Management 
Financial Skills 
Organizational Skills 
Interviewing Skills 
Document Management 



^^^^ 



Salary Range: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $43,000 while an 
experienced worker can expect to earn $47,000. * Salary 
range varies by level of experience and type and/or size of 
legal employer. Willingness to relocate may increase salary 
opportunities. 

There are approximately 51 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
*• 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



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*'- COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

lefer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 




GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

ENC 1102 Composition II 3 

SPC 1 600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 

MGF 1 1 06 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 

or higher mathematics 3 

*Humanities 3 

{PHI 2600 Ethics recommended) 

* Social Science 3 

TOTAL Is 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

BUL 2241 Business Law 1 3 

CJL 2100 Criminal Law 3 

CGS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

PLA 1003 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 

PLA 1103 Legal Research and Writing 1 3 

PLA 2114 Legal Research and Writing II 3 

PLA 2200 Litigation 3 

PLA 2202 Torts 3 

PLA 2600 Wills, Trusts, and Probate 3 

PLA 2610 Real Estate Law 3 

PLA 2800 Family Law 3 

PLA 2942 Paralegal Internship 3 

TOTAL 'yi 

ELECTIVES: 9 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64 




* Courses specified as Humanities, Social Science, and Mathematics must 
be selected from courses listed in the College Catalog for AA degree 
requirements, under the respective categories in the General Education 
Program Guide. 



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PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM 



The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is delivered 
to the students at Broward and Edison College via distance 
learning technology. Lectures are broadcast in real time so 
that all sites participate in lecture classes together. The 
individual 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 supervising physical therapist. 

The program is a full-time day program accredited by 
the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy 
Education (CAPTE). A licensing examination is required 
upon completion of the two year program and the Physical 
Therapist Assistant shall be eligible for an appropriate 
membership category in the American Physical Therapy 
Association. The program is offered at the Edison Lee 
County Campus. 

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. 



Physical Therapist Assistants Typically Earn: 

Median annual earnings of physical therapist assistants were 
$41,360 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between 
$33,840 and $49,010.* 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor there are 
approximately 216 annual openings in Edison's service 
district. Consistently, 90% of Edison graduates from this 
program are locally placed.* 

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupa- 
tional Outlook Handbook. 2008-09 Edition. Physical Therapist 
Assistants and Aides, on the internet at http://www.bls. gov/oco/ 
ocosl67.htni (visited Jan. 4, 2008) 



Criteria for Admission to the Physical Therapist 
Assistant Associate in Science Program: 

» Applicants must have a minimum G.P. A. of 2.5 

• Applicants to the program will be ranked by the number 
of general education courses completed and the earned 
G.P.A. 

» Applicants must successfully complete a 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 application to the program. 
Registration information will be provided to students 
following application to the program. 

• Applicants must complete a Medical History and 
Physical Examination prior to the start of PHT courses in 
Term I, August. Completion of the physical is not 
required for appHcation to this program. Physical 
examination information will be provided to students 
following application to the program. 



Requirements for the Physical Therapist Assistant 
Associate in Science Degree: 

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

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



All students are encouraged to participate in the Basic Skills 
Review prior to FCELPT placement. 



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

» Hospitals 

• Private Clinics 

» Athletic Organizations 

» Rehabilitation Centers 

• Nursing Homes 

» Home Health Agencies 

» School Systems 



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PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM (Continued) 



DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 
First Year Term III - Summer - First Semester 

HSC 1531 Medical Terminology 3 

*BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

ENC 1101 English Composition 1 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 1200 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3 

*PHT 1200L Introduction to PT Lab 1 

*PHT 1 103 Anatomy for PTA 3 

*PHT 1103L Anatomy for PTA Lab 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 Principles for PTA 1 

*PHT 1211 Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures I 2 

*PHT 1 2 1 1 L Disabilities and Therapeutic 

Procedures I Lab 2 

*PHT 2224 Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures II 4 

*PHT 2224L Disabilities and Therapeutic 

Procedures II Lab 2 

*PHT 1020 Therapeutic Communication for PTA 2 

*PHT 1801L Clinical Practicum I 2 

Total Term Semester Hours 15 

Second Year Term I - Fourth Semester 

*PHT 1350 Basic Pharmacology I 

*PHT 2810L Clmical Practicum II 5 

*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 17 

Second Year Term II - Fifth Semester 

*PHT 2704 Rehabilitative Procedures 3 

*PHT 2704L Rehabilitative Procedures Lab 1 

*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 Broward or 
Edison catalog. 

Successfiil completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program 
will satisfy the SACS Oral Communication Standard and basic computer 
skills requirement. 

Upon successfiil completion of PHI 1200 and PHI 1200L, student 
will have 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, 20 
Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3182. 
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://v^'ww.edison.edu/academics/radio 
logictechnology/Rad_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. 

First Round, Application Deadline: April 30 



Radiologic Technology Career Opportunities 

• Diagnostic Technology 

• Computed Tomography (CAT Scan) Tech 

• MRI Technology 

• Mammography 

• Bone Densitometry 

• Healthcare Administration 

• Education 

• Research 



Radiologic Technology Graduates Typically Earn: 

According to the latest survey from the American Society of 
Radiologic Technologists nationwide, the average annual 
salary for a new graduate is $41,612. * 

According to the Department of Labor there are 3,000 
national openings per year. Consistently, 90% of Edison 
graduates from this program are locally placed. ** 

* https://www.asrt.org/content/rts/surveyresults/wageandsalary 
retrieved January 2008. 
** https://www.bls.gov 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor^s Degree? 

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



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The program prerequisites encompass the successfiil 
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. 



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 Assess- 
ment. Call the program office at (239) 489-9110 for further 
details. 



122 



RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (Continued) 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

Credit 
Hours 

MAC 1 105 College Algebra 3 

BSC 1080 Human Biology 2 

BSC 1093C Anatomy and Physiology I 4 

TOTAL ~~9 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken before or during the program) 

ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 

BSC 1094C Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

*Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL l3 



(To be 

RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 
RTE 



CGS 



DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

taken following program acceptance) 

1000 Introduction to Rad & Patient Care 3 

1503 Radiographic Positioning I 4 

1503L Radiographic Positioning I Lab 2 

1613 Radiographic Physics 4 

1418 Principles of Radiographic Exposure 1 3 

1513 Radiographic Positioning II 4 

1804 Radiology Practicum I 3 

1457 Principles of Radiographic Exposure II 2 

1523 Radiographic Positioning III 3 

1814 Radiology Practicum II 3 

1573 Radiologic Science Principles 3 

2563 Special Radiographic Proc/Sectional Anat 3 

1824 Radiology Practicum III 3 

1001 Radiographic Terminology 1 

2385 Radiation Biology/Protection 2 

2782 Radiographic Pathology 1 

2834 Radiology Practicum IV 3 

2473 Quality Assurance 1 

2061 Radiologic Technology Seminar 2 

2844 Radiology Practicum V 2 

TOTAL ~si 

ELECTIVES: 

Computer Science Elective 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: ~11 



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




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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 acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to 
administer respiratory therapy to patients of all ages with 
varied diseases, and to patients in need of acute and critical 
care. Respiratory Therapists have the opportunity to 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/academics/ 
respiratorycare.php The Program in Respiratory Care is 
nationally accredited by The Commission on Accreditation 
of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 



Respiratory Care Graduates Typically Earn: 

The projected average of annual earnings of RT's working 
in the U.S. is $56,222. In this study*, therapists just 
beginning their careers reported average annual earnings of 
$41,538. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor there are 2,300 
national openings per year. Consistently, 90% of Edison 
graduates from this program are locally placed.* 

* American Association for Respiratory Care 
http : //www. aarc . org/career/be_an_rt/ 
NOTE: Respiratory Care as a Career: the U.S. Bureau of Labor 
Statistics http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos084.htm 



Continuing Toward A Bactielor's Degree? 

Edison College has academic partnerships with many 
universities and colleges. For example, the Respiratory Care 
A.S. degree transfers to a B.S. in Cardiopulmonary Sciences 
at the University of Central Florida. Edison graduates receive 
reduced tuition with many of our university and college 
partners. For more information, please contact the Edison 
Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239)- 
489-9295. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The program prerequisites include: 

• 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. 

Respiratory Care Application Deadline: June 30 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

(To be taken before or during the program) 

ENC 1101 Composition I 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 or higher 3 

CHM 2025 Intro, to College Chemistry or higher 3 

CHM 2032L Chemistry Health Science Lab 1 

MCB 2010C Microbiology 5 

**Humanities Elective 3 

TOTAL IT 

DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

(To be taken following program acceptance) 

RET 1024 Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Tech 3 

RET 1 6 1 6C Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 2 

RET 1007 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology ..1 

RET 1275C Clinical Care Techniques 1 

RET 1832L Clinical Practicum I 2 

RET 2234C Respiratory Care Therapeutics 4 

RET 2874L Clinical Practicum II 4 

RET 2254C Respiratory Care Assessment 4 

RET 2264C Mechanical Ventilation 4 

RET 2495 Pulmonary Studies ; 4 

RET 2244 Critical Care Applications 2 

RET 2714 Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Care 3 

RET 2875L Clinical Practicum III 4 

RET 2930 Respiratory Care Practitioner as a Prof 2 

RET 2876L Clinical Practicum IV .^ 

TOTAL 45 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 76 

* MGF 1 1 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 



124 




125 



Certificate Programs 



Specific requirements for each certificate program of 2. Complete all non-course requirements, if applicable. 



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. 



3. Successfiilly 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. 

Accounting Certificate Earners May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $21,840 ($10.50 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn 
$30,659 ($14.74 per hour).* 

There are approximately 282 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

*Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
**2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

• Account Payable Clerk | 

• Accounts Receivable Clerk 

• Income Tax Preparer 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS 

Credit 
Hours 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

CGS HOG Microcomputer Skills •. 4 

ACG 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 

ACG 201 1 Financial Accounting II 3 

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3 

TOTAL 16 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 11 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 27 

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



Credit 
Hours 
General Accounting Specialization 

ACG 2500 Governmental and 

Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 

CGS 2511 Advanced Spreadsheet Computing 3 

Electives 5 

TOTAL ~n 

Tax Accounting Specialization 

TAX 2000 Federal Tax Accounting I ...3 

TAX 2010 Federal Tax Accounting II 3 

TAX 2401 Trust, Estates, and Gifts 3 

Accounting and Taxation Electives 2 

TOTAL 11 

Electives: May be selected from any Accounting, Business 
Management, Finance or Computer course. 



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COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 



This certificate is designed to prepare students to enter 
the computer industry in entry level programming positions. 
The core courses provide training in programming 
languages, basic networking design, systems analysis and 
design, and professional development skills. Students 
currently employed in the field can supplement and upgrade 



their skills through the variety of offerings. All credits 
earned in this program are applicable to the AS degree in 
Computer Programming and Analysis. 

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



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

» Computer Support Specialist 
► IT Support Specialist 
• PC Support Technician 



Those Who Complete the Computer Certificate 
May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $24,086 ($11.58 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn 
$35,067 ($17.34 per hour). * 

There are approximately 43 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 




CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS 

Credit 
Hours 

CGS 1 100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

CNT 1000 Networking Essentials 3 

COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

COP 1224 Programming with C++ 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems & Management 3 

CGS 2260 Computer Hardware & 

Software Maintenance 3 

COP 2222 Advanced Programming with C++ 

or 

COP 2 1 72 Advanced Visual Basic Programming 3 

COP 2701 Database Programming 

or 

COP 2800 Java Programming 3 

Computer Science Electives at 2000 Level 

(Any CDA, COP CGS at 2000 Level) 5 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS ^ 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 




127 



CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 



The Crime Scene Technology Certificate programs are 
designed to prepare students for employment in fields related 
to crime scene investigation. Those who complete the 
program will be able to locate, preserve, develop, collect, 
analyze and present physical evidence relating to the scene of 
the crime. Students learn the necessary skills to accurately 
map out, collect and log evidence, develop and preserve 
fingerprints, write reports, and present courtroom testimony. 
Typical industry job titles include Crime Scene Technician 
or Crime Scene Technologist. 

The program consists of a 28 credit hour college 
certificate (major code PSVC CRST) and a two year, 60 credit 
hour Associate in Science degree (major code AS CRST). The 
certificate program is designed to provide technical training 
and will transfer directly into our Crime Scene Technology 
Associate in Science degree. As many law enforcement 
agencies require college degrees prior to employment, students 
that do not have law enforcement related experience are 
strongly encouraged to complete the AS degree. Although 
most crime scene technicians in Southwest Florida are law 
enforcement certified, more agencies are beginning to use 
civilians in this position. Employment opportunities are greatly 
enhanced by prior experience in a law related field. Salary and 
job opportunities vary with willingness to relocate. 

The core crime scene course schedule is designed for the 
evening student. Full time students can complete all 
coursework in two years. In addition to class and laboratory 
training, upon approval, internship opportunities are available 
that will allow the student to experience first hand the job skills 
required in the field of crime scene investigation. 

Florida certified law enforcement and/or corrections 
officers may qualify for the award of specified courses and 
elective credit, based on the successfiil completion of the state 
exam. Please see the Program Advisor or the Criminal Justice 
Academy Bridge Program for details. 

CONTACT: Law and Public Safety Programs Office at 
(239)-489-9 1 32. www.edison.edu/academics/crimescene_cert 

Crime Scene Technology Graduates May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $29,000 while an 
experienced worker can expect to earn $43,000.* 

There are approximately 51 annual openings in Edison's 
service district.** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree? 

Students intending to continue toward a Bachelor's degree are 
encouraged to consult with their transfer school prior to 
choosing their Associate's Degree and/or elective coursework. 
Contact the Edison College Law and Public Safety Program 
Office at (239)-489-9 1 32, or go to www.edison.edu for current 
information on Bachelor's degree partnerships with Edison 
College. The Associate in Science degree in Crime Scene 
Technology transfers directly into the Edison College Bachelor 
of Applied Science degree in Public Safety Management. 



Successful Personal Attributes 


• Safety Conscious 


• Strong Ethical Standard 


• Creative-Innovative 


• Inquisitive-Persistent 


• Detail Oriented/Analytical 


• Open Minded 


• Observant 


• Team Player 


• Logical 


• Methodical 


• Confident 


• Patient 


• Thorough 


• Decisive 


• Tolerant 





PROGRAM GUIDELINES 

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 the employment process: 



Physical Agility 
Psychological 
Examination 
Drug Screening 
U.S. Citizenship 
Minimum Age 
Requirement 



Oral Board Review 
Background 
Investigation 
Physical Examination 
Credit Check 
Polygraph and/or 
Voice Stress Analysis 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 




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 222IC Crime Scene Photography II 3 

CJT 2241 Latent Fingerprint Development 3 

TOTAL 28 



128 



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 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

The Program prerequisite encompasses successful completion 
of a program acceptance process including program level 
admission points, competition with ail 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. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Credit 
Hours 

ENC 1101 Composition I 3 

SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 

TOTAL ~6 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

DES 0021C Dental Anatomy & Physiology 3 

DES 1840 Preventive Dentistry 2 

DES 0200L Dental Assisting Radiology Lab 2 

DES 0200 Dental Assisting Radiology 1 

DES 0103C Dental Materials for Dental Assistants 3 

DES 2830C Expanded Functions 2 

DEA 0020 Dental Assisting 1 1 

DEA 0020L Dental Assisting I Lab 4 

DEA 0029 Dental Specialties 1.5 

DEA 0029L Dental Specialties Lab 2 

DES 0502 Dental Oflrice Management 2 

DEA 0850L Extemship 1 15.5 

TOTAL 39 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 45 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



129 



EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-BASIC CERTIFICATE (EMT-B) PROGRAM 



The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) 
Program is designed to prepare the student to become a 
competent entry-level EMT-B. This program is one (1) full 
semester in length. The EMS Technology Program is 
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). 

CONTACT INFORMATION: EMERGENCY MEDICAL 
SERVICES PROGRAM OFFICE: (239)-489-9392. 

http://www.edison.eduyacademics/emsprogram.php 




PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 

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

Admission requirements for the EMT-Basic Program 
encompass successful completion of a program 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) 

• Completion of FCLEPT Testing on record 

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 j| 
completed at the applicant's expense. 



EMT-B Graduates Typically Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $27,850-$54,030 
annual salary. * 

There are approximately 277 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
Range may vary significantly depending upon experience and 
rank. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



P 



EMT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Certified EMT 

Firefighter 

Educator 

Medical Equipment Sales 

Parks and Recreation 




The course listed below must be taken in the same semester and 
on the same campus. 

CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

EMS 2119 Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care 6 

EMS 2119L Fundamentals of Emergency 

Medical Care Lab 3 

EMS 2411 Emergency Department Clinicals 1 

EMS 2421 EMS Field Internship ....1 

TOTAL 11 



130 



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. 



CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS 

Credit 
Hours 

OPT 1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Laboratory I 3 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens I 3 

OPT 1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1225 Low Vision 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing 

Laboratory I 3 

OPT 2204 Anatomy and Physiology of 

the Eye 3 

OPT 2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 3 

OPT 246 IL Ophthalmic Dispensing II 

Laboratory 3 

OPT 2800L Vision Care Clinical 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 1 2 

OPT 2376L Refractometry Laboratory II 1 

TOTAL 48 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 




PROGRAM PREREQUISITES 



NONE 




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NETWORK SPECIALIST 



The Network Specialist College Certificate is designed 
to prepare students for entry level employment as a local area 
network (LAN) administrator. Upon completion of this 
program, students will be able to design, implement and 
manage local area network clients and servers. 

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



Those Who Complete the Network Specialist 
Certificate Program May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $24,086 ($11. 58 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn 
$25,067 ($17.34 per hour). * 

There are approximately 54 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

'Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 



Credit 
Hours 



MGF 1 106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 
or higher mathematics 

TOTAL 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS 

CNT 1000 Networking Essentials 3 

CDA 2500 Microsoft Windows Server 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

CGS 2260 Computer Hardware and 

Software Maintenance 3 

CIS 2321 Data Systems and Management 3 

COP 1 000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

General Electives 2 

TOTAL 27 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30 

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



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

» Enfty level LAN Administrator 
» Entry level Network Specialist 
» Network Support Technician 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 




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OPHTHALMIC LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 



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. 




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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

OPT 1000 Ophthalmic Orientation 1 

OPT 1155 Ophthalmic Lens I 3 

OPT 1156 Ophthalmic Lens II 3 

OPT 1400L Ophthalmic Laboratory I 3 

OPT 1460 Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 3 

OPT 1460L Ophthalmic Dispensing Laboratory I 3 

OPT 2204 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 3 

OPT 2500 Contact Lens Theory I 3 

OPT 2800L Vision Care Clinical 1 2 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 24 




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PARAMEDIC (EMT-P) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 



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

During the Paramedic Program, students will be 
required to complete clinical rotations in local hospital 
settings and internships with area EMS providers. These 
clinical rotations are in addition to scheduled lecture and 
laboratory hours. Students must provide transportation to and 
from the clinical sites as required. Purchase of an EMS 
uniform shirt is required for clinical and internship rotations. 

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 Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

CONTACT INFORMATION: EMERGENCY MEDICAL 
SERVICES PROGRAMS OFFICE (239)-489-9392 

http://www.edison.edu/academics/emsprogram.php 



Paramedic Graduates Typically Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $29,000-$58,840 
annual salary. * 

There are approximately 277 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2008. 
Range may vary significantly depending upon experience and 
rank. 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



Paramedic Career Opportunities 

Certified Paramedic 

Firefighter 

Educator 

Medical Equipment Sales 

Air Ambulance 



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: 

• 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 

• Completion of FCLEPT Testing with no DLA holds 

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



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 



NONE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

EMS 2671 Paramedic I 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 Intemship 1 2 

EMS 2655 Paramedic Field Intemship II 2 

EMS 2656 Paramedic Field Intemship III 4 

EMS 2649 Paramedic Hospital Clinicals 4 

EMS 2647 Advanced Airway Management 2 

To meet Florida Certification requirements the following 
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. 

TOTAL 42 



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SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 



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



Those Who Complete the Small Business 
Management Certificate Program May Earn: 

An entry level worker can expect to earn $28,288 ($13.60 
per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn 
$43,908($21.11 per hour). * 

There are approximately 152 annual openings in Edison's 
service district. ** 

* Florida Agency for Workforce Itmovation retrieved January 2008 

** 2007-2008 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from 
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. 



CAREER/INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITES 

Small Business Owner 
Small Business Manager 
Marketing Associate 
Entry level Hospitality positions 
Entry level Banking positions 
International Business Associate 



COURSE PREREQUISITES: 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



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CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

SBM 2000 Small Business Management 3 

SLS 1331 Personal Business Skills 3 

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3 

CGS 1100 Microcomputer Skills 4 

MTB 1103 Business Mathematics 3 

TOTAL 16 

SPECIALIZATIONS: 8 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 24 

Specialization electives may be chosen from one of the following 
areas: Hospitality, International Business, Banking, Customer 
Service or Marketing. 

Credit 
Hours 
Hospitality Specialization 

HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 

HFT 2410 Front Office Procedures 3 

Electives (Business Courses) 2 

TOTAL 8 

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 

Finance Electives (Business Courses) 5 

TOTAL 8 

Marketing Specialization 

MAR 2011 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 fi-om any OST, Business, Hospitality, 
Management, Customer Service, Computer Technology, 
Banking, Finance, or Real Estate courses. 



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TURF EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY 

This program is no longer accepting new students. Current program students need to 
contact the Advising Center at (239)-489-9365 to determine their individual progress. 



The Turf Equipment Technology one-year certificate 
program is designed to prepare students to become employed 
as turf equipment managers. The core classes within this 
program are structured to help the students establish and 
maintain a comprehensive knowledge base with respect to 
all golf course related equipment management issues. These 
courses also help the students to gain a high degree of 
proficiency in the language of the turfgrass industry. 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: '^^ 

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog. 



PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 



NO>fE 



CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

Credit 
Hours 

GCO 1201 Basic Golf Course Mechanics 3 

GCO 1202 Basic Golf Course Mechanics II 3 

GCO 1211C Turf Equipment Diagnostics 1 3 

GCO 1212C Turf Equipment Diagnostics II 3 

GCO 1220 Turf Equipment Sharpening and Grinding 3 

GCO 1242 Turf Equipment Paints and Painting 3 

GCO I252C Turf Equipment Welding 3 

GCO 1400 Principles of Turfgrass Science I 3 

GCO 1403 Principles of Turfgrass Science II 3 

GCO 1611 Golf Course Shop Management I 3 

GCO 1612 Golf Course Shop Management II 3 

GCO 1942 Field Training in Turf Equipment 

Management 2 

GCO 2632 Golf Course Organization and 

Administration 3 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 38 




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VISUAL ASSESSMENT 



The Visual Assessment Advanced Technical Certificate 
is made possible via an inter-institutional agreement 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: 11 




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edison 




online 



Beginning in Fall, 2008, students enrolled at Edison 
College will have the ability to complete their Associate of 
Arts degree online, through the college's new initiative, 
Edison Online. Classes have been developed in every core 
requirement area of the degree program. Students will be 
able to apply online, register for classes online, and use an 
interactive chat system to speak with student services and 
financial aid. For more information please visit: 
http://online.edison.edu 

Edison Online courses at Edison College are credit 
courses which are academically equivalent to on-campus 
courses. Edison Online course allow students the opportunity 
to complete most of their coursework outside the classroom, 
and although this allows for greater freedom of scheduling, 
it can require more self-discipline than on-campus courses. 

Online Courses : These courses are offered through the 
Internet and require that students have access to a computer 
and to the World Wide Web. Course information and 
assignments are accessed through the browser. Online 
courses 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 email. 

Blended Learning Courses : In this type of course, 
several 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 material. 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. 

Registering for Edison Online or Blended Courses 

Here's the trick to knowing whether a course is considered to 
be blended or online. If the section number has a seven as 
the middle number, the course is online. A student might 
need to come to campus for a proctored exam, but the course 
will be taught completely online. For example, AMH 2010, 
Section 171 is an American History course that is being 
taught online. However, if the section number has an eight as 
the middle number, it is being taught as a blended course. 
For example, AMH 2010, Section 181 is an American 
History course that is being taught as a blended course. That 



means that the course can be taught up to 50% online, but it 
also meets sometimes in a classroom on campus. Professors 
each have their own timeframe for in-class meetings. It is 
always a good idea to contact your professor to see when the 
class is meeting . 

Interactive Video Physical Therapist Assistant Program 

A Physical Therapist Assistant Program is offered in 
partnership with Broward Community College. This program 
utilizes 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 Opthalmic 
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 
information 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 



ENC 1101 COMPOSITION I (writing intensive) 3 Credits 

ENC 11 02 COMPOSITION II (writing intensive) 3 Credits 
SPC 1600 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH 

COMMUNICATIONS 3 Credits 

SPC 2023 AN INTRO TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 Credits 

HUMANITIES 6 Credit Hours 

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

PART A 

HUM 22 11 ANCIENT WORLD-MEDIEVAL PERIOD 3 Credits 

HUM 2250 ROMANTIC ERA TO PRESENT 3 Credits 

HUM 2235 RENAISSANCE -AGE OF REASON 3 Credits 

HUM 25 1 HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS 3 Credits 

(writing intensive) 

PART B 

PHI 20 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 3 Credits 

PHI 2600 ETHICS 3 Credits 

REL2300 WORLD RELIGIONS 3 Credits 



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WRITING INTENSIVE COURSES: 

The following courses satisfy the writing intensive requirement of 
4,000 words each. ENC 1101, ENC 1 1 02, HUM 2510, WHO 1 030. 

SOCIAL SCIENCES 9 Credit Hours 

Course selection must include one World Civilization course (either 
EUH 1000, EU 10001, WOH 1012, WOH 1023 or WOH 1030) 

ECONOMICS 

ECO 20 1 3 ECONOMICS (Choices & Change Macro) 3 Credits 
ECO 2023 ECONOMICS II (Choices & Change Micro) 3 Credits 

EDUCATION 

EDF2005 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3 Credits 

EME2040 INTRO TO EDCUATIONAL 3 Credits 

TECHNOLOGY 
(May not fulfill social science requirements at some state universities) 

HISTORY 

AMH 2010 HISTORY OF THE U.S. TO 1865 3 Credits 

(AMERICAN ADVENTURE) 
AMH 2020 HISTORY OF THE U.S.I 865 TO 3 Credits 

PRESENT 
WHO 1030 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 3 Credits 

1 8 1 5-PRESENT (writing intensive) 

POLITICAL SCIENCE 

POS 204 1 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3 Credits 

PSYCHOLOGY 

DEP2004 HUMAN GROWTH AND 3 Credits 

DEVELOPMENT (Development Through 

The Lifespan in Action) 

DEP2102 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (Time to Grov.') 3 Credits 

PSY2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I 3 Credits 

SOCIOLOGY 

SYG 1000 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3 Credits 

SYG 1010 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS 3 Credits 

SYG 2430 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 3 Credits 

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.) 



BSC 1005 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL 
SCIENCE 

BSC 1010 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES I 

CHM 2025 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE 
CHEMISTRY 

CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE 
CHEMISTRY/LAB 

ISC 1 00 1 C FOUNDATIONS OF INTER- 
DISCIPLINARY SCIENCE I 

ISC 1002C FOUNDATIONS OF INTER- 
DISCIPLINARY SCIENCES II 



(These courses are sequential or require another science or math 
course as a co-requisite or prerequisite.) 



OCE lOOlC OCEANOGRAPHY I 
OCE 1002C OCEANOGRAPHY II 
PHY 2048 GENERAL PHYSICS 
PHY 2048L GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB 
PHY 2049 GENERAL PHYSICS II 
PHY 2049L GENERAL PHYSICS II LAB 



3 Credits 
3 Credits 
3 Credits 
3 Credits 
3 Credits 
3 Credits 



MATHEMATICS 6 Credit Hours 

(These mathematics courses are used to satisfy the A A mathematics 
requirement and a grade of "C" or better is required to move to the 
next level. Pursuant with Rule 6A- 10.030 (Gordon Rule) the 
students must successfully complete six (6) semester hours of 
mathematics coursework.) 

GENERAL EDUCATION MATH REQUIREMENTS 



PART A 

MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 

MGF 1106 MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS I 

STA 2023 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 

PARTB 

MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 

MGF 1107 MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS II 

STA 2023 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 



3 Credits 

3 Credits 

4 Credits 

3 Credits 

3 Credits 

4 Credits 



PREPATORY MATH 

MAT 1033 INTERMEDIATE COLLEGE ALGEBRA 4 Credits 
MAT 9024 ALGEBRA (COLLEGE REMEDIAL) 3 Credits 



MARKETING AND COMPUTER (AS ELECTIVES) 



MAR 2011 MARKETING 

CGS 25 1 1 ADVANCED SPREADSHEET 



3 Credits 
3 Credits 



3 Credits CJL2130 

3 Credits 
3 Credits 

3 Credits 

3 Credits 

3 Credits 



ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM 

AA ELECTIVES 24 Credit Hours 

(Be sure electives selected have an AA designation as listed in the 
course description section of this catalog. Electives should be 
chosen with a desired Baccalaureate Program in mind. Students are 
advised to see an academic counselor to determine university 
program prerequisites. AS courses do not qualify for elective 
credit.) 

ACG 1001 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I 3 Credits 

ACG2011 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II 3 Credits 

ACG 2071 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3 Credits 

CCJ 1 1 INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY 3 Credits 

CCJ 1 020 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 Credits 

CCJ 2500 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 3 Credits 

CJE1300 POLICE ORGANIZATION & 3 Credits 

ADMINISTRATION 

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE & 3 Credits 

EVIDENCE 

CGS 1000 COMPUTER LITERACY 3 Credits 

CGS 1100 MICROCOMPUTER SKILLS 4 Credits 

COP 1000 INTRO TO COMPUTER 3 Credits 

PROGRAMMING 

GEB 1011 INTRO TO BUSINESS 3 Credits 

HUN 1201 NUTRITION 3 Credits 

LIS 2004 INTERNET FOR COLLEGE 1 Credit 

RESEARCH 

MAN 202 1 MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES 3 Credits 

RMI2001 RISK MANAGEMENT 3 Credits 

TAX 2000 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING I 3 Credits 

TAX 2010 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING II 3 Credits 

TAX 2041 TRUSTS, ESTATES AND GIFTS; 3 Credits 

ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION 



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. 



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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 AND 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. 

INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY COURSES 

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




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COURSE INFORMATION AND 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



Course Information 

Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System 

Course Descriptions 

Associates Degree Course Listing in Alphabetical Order 
Baccalaureate Program Courses 




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Course Information 



Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System 

Courses in this catalog arc 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 Century Digit Decade Digit Unit Digit 

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



Lab Code 



SYG 



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 
"SYGOIO" 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 "I" 
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 successfully complete SYG 1010 at the community college is 
guaranteed to receive transfer credit for SYG 2010 at the state 
university if the student transfers. The student cannot be required to 
take SYG 2010 again since SYG 1010 is equivalent to SYG 2010. 
Transfer credit must be awarded for successfully completed 
equivalent courses and used by the receiving institution to determine 
satisfaction of requirements by transfer students on the same basis as 
credit awarded to the native students. It is the prerogative of the 
receiving institution, however, to offer transfer credit for courses 
successfully 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. 



Survey Course 



Social Problems 



No Laboratory 

component in 

this course 



Authority for Acceptance of Equivalent Courses 

Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, states: 

Any student who transfers among postsecondary institutions that 
are fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency 
recognized by the United States Department of Education and that 
participate in the statewide course numbering system shall be 
awarded credit by the receiving institution for courses satisfac- 
torily completed by the student at the previous institutions. Credit 
shall be awarded if the courses are judged by the appropriate state- 
wide 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, regard- 
less 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 instimtion 

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 Articula- 
tion, 1401 Turiington Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. 
Special reports and technical infomiation 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.) 



-ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY- 

ACG 1001 FIN ANCIAL ACCOUNTING I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Introduction to basic financial accounting principles and their 
application to current business practices for single proprietor- 
ships. Major emphasis is placed on the accounting cycle, 
current assets and liabilities, merchandising and inventory, 
non-current assets and payroll. 

ACG 2011 FIN ANCIAL ACCOUNTING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 1001 

Continuation of financial accounting principles for partner- 
ships and corporations. Major emphasis is placed on 
stockholder's equity, long-term liabilities, subsidiaries, 
statement of cash flow, and analysis of financial statements. 

ACG 2071 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: A CG 2011 

Introduction to basic managerial accounting principles and 
their application to current business practices for all forms 
of business organizations. Emphasis is placed on product 
costing, responsibility accounting and ± performance 
evaluation, budgeting, decision analysis, and just-in-time 
philosophy. 

ACG 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 financial position. The 
major instructional emphasis is placed on a systematic and 
in-depth study of the financial statements and underlying 
records with special attention given to the elements 
composing working capital, investments and assets. 

ACG 2110 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II-AA 

3 class hour 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 2100 

As the second course of the series, this course continues an 
in-depth study of financial 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 financial 
reporting. Major areas of instruction for this course include, 
long-term investments, tangible fixed assets, acquisitions, 
utilization retirement, depreciation, depletion and restate- 
ment, intangible assets, deferred charges, insurance, special 
purpose funds, 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 functions 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. 

RMI 2001 PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course covers basic principles and concepts relating to 
risk management as it relates to personal and business 
environments. The major areas of instruction include 
property/casualty, life, and health. 

TAX 2000 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ACG 1001 or permission of instructor. 

This course presents federal income tax as it applies to 
individuals, with limited coverage of corporate tax and 
partnership information returns. Students prepare a 
comprehensive joint income tax return. Current tax law is 
also covered. 

TAX 2010 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING 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. 



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ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 

(See Science) 



-ANTHROPOLOGY- 



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

This course covers the basic concepts and methods of 
cultural anthropology. Comparisons between tribal and statal 
cultures are emphasized to give a total perspective to the 
explanation of human behavior. (I) 

ANT 1511 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL 
ANTHROPOLOGY-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

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



-ART' 



ARH 1000 ART APPRECIATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

An 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 II- 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 1201C BASIC DESIGN-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides a basic foundation in two-dimensional 
design. Fundamental design problems common to the visual 
arts will also be studied. 



ART 1203C THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 
(SCULPTURE)- AA 
4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides an introduction to concepts, tools and 
materials relative to sculptural form and expression. 

ART 1300C DRAWING I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is a practical inquiry into the processes and 
potentialities of drawing through the investigation of 
elements, media, materials and concepts. 

ART 1 30 IC 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 1201 C, 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 250 IC 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 2751C CERAMICS II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: ART 2750C or permission of the instructor. 

A continuing study in designing ceramic objects as well as 
the making of clay, formulating glazes, and loading and 
unloading kilns. 

PGY 1800C INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL 
PHOTOGRAPHY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Requirement: Student must have access to a digital 
camera with manual controls. 

This course gives the learner a complete exposure to the 
fundamentals of photography as applied to digital image 
making, including optical principles, camera operation, 
lighting considerations, composition, digital image manipu- 
lation (the virtual darkroom), image management, metadata 
considerations and issues of deployment on the World Wide 
Web. Course includes weekly assignm.ents of hands-on field 
photography exercises for online submission and critique. 
Prospective students should have basic knowledge of the use 
of computers. 

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 



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well as the aesthetics of photography will be emphasized. 
This course requires a manual 35mm camera and the 
purchase of darkroom supplies. 

PGY 2410C PHOTOGRAPHY H-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: PGY 2401C or permission of instructor. 

This course is a continuation of Photography I. Exposure, 
negative development, printing, chemistry, composing and 
personal expression are emphasized. 

ASTRONOMY 

(See Science) 

BANKING AND FINANCE 
(See Business/Management/Finance) 

BIOLOGY (See Science) 

-BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT/FINANCE- 

ACG 1002 MICROCOMPUTER ACCOUNTING 
APPLICATIONS-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Microcomputer Accounting Applications is a stand-alone, 
introductory computerized accounting course. The course is 
intended to provide business students with the basics of 
accounting while introducing them to an automated 
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 under- 
standing of the law as a social force which directs and guides 
both business and the consumer. Major emphasis will be law 
as it pertains to torts, governmental regulation, consumer 
protection, contracts, sales, warranties, personal property and 
bailments. 

BUL 2242 BUSINESS LAW II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BUL 2241 or permission of instructor. 

This course provides an analysis in law as it relates to 
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 1033 CAREER EXPLORATION AND 
DEVELOPMENT - AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Permission required 

Students will be introduced to the Strong Interest Inventory 
as an information gathering process to find out and 
understand how their interests can relate to careers. Topics 
will include exploration of work related interests, basic 
academic abilities and life goals. The course offers a high 
engagement level with the instructor and qualified career 
professionals and will focus on outside assignments to 
facilitate the decision-making and critical thinking skills 
needed for career decisions and long term career planning. 



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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 educa- 
tional 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 operational units of a 
hospitality organization such as food and beverage, personnel, 
accounting, and sales. Various hospitality organizations will 
be discussed with regard to career opportunities, including 
hotels/motels, restaurants, clubs, travel agencies, cruise ships, 
institutional services, and recreational parks. Current and new 
management concepts and practices are presented. 

HFT 1050 TOURISM AND THE HOSPITALITY 
INDUSTRY-AA 

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-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course traces the flow of activities and functions 
performed in today's lodging operations with a comparison 
of manual, machine assisted, and computer based methods 
for each front office flinction. 

HFT 2501 HOSPITALITY SALES PROMOTION-AA 

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-AA 

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 firnns 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. 



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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 

9 Credits 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of a full-time (900 or 
more clock hours) program at a career-technical schooL 
Completion and submission of the application along with 
official verification of program completion (transcripts and 
certificates of completion). 

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. 

MNA 2300 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to personnel administration. 
Emphasis is placed on staff personnel activities and 
responsibilities of line management in personnel work. 

MNA 2345 SUPERVISION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to aid first-line supervisors in making 
a smooth transition from expert in a particular task to that of 
a supervisor who must produce results through the efforts of 
others. 

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 math- 
ematics. 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. 

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. 

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. 

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 FHA/VA 
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 function in clinical experiences. This includes 
classifications of medications, modes of action, indications, 
contraindications, and their effect on the cardiovascular 
system and cardiac patients. The course also prepares the 
student to recognize basic cardiac arrhythmias, understand 
basic radiographic theory, safety, protection and cardiac 
catheterization laboratory equipment. 

CVT 2420C INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY IAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: CVT 1200 
Co-requisites: 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 catheterizations, complications and 
treatments that may occur during cardiac catheterization 
procedures. Students will practice cardiac catheterization 
procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab on campus. 



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CVT 242 IC INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY HAS 

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2420C, CVT 2840L, CVT 2620C 
Co-requisite: CVT 2841 L 

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, cardio- 
myopathies, pericardial disorders, arrhythmias, congenital 
anomalies and repair procedures is also presented. 
Additionally, students learn the various calculations 
performed in the catheterization 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 
Co-requisites: 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, EGG acquisition and 
analysis, patient safety, stress testing, Holter monitoring and 
an introduction in echocardiography is presented. 

CVT 262 IC NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY 
TECHNOLOGY HAS (elective) 
3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2620C, CVT 2420C, CVT 2840L 
Co-requisites: CVT 284 IL, CVT 242 IC 
This course presents an in-depth view of echocardiography. 
A didactic foundation for echocardiography is presented with 
provisions available for further study of this complex 
technique including 2-D, M-Mode, continuous, pulse wave, 
and color Doppler techniques. 

CVT 2840L CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM II-AS 

18 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: CVT 1200 
Co-requisites: CVT 2420C, CVT 2620C 

Clinical experience in procedures performed in the 
cardiovascular laboratories, including use of equipment, 
performing tests and patient care as it relates to the 
cardiovascular areas with emphasis on cardiac catheteriza- 
tion, EGG, stress testing, Holter monitoring and an 
introduction to echocardiography. 

CVT 284 IL CARDIOVASCULAR PRACTICUM III-AS 

26 clinical hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisites: CVT 2840L, CVT 2420C, CVT 2620C 
Co-requisite: CVT 242 IC 

This course is designed for students to gain more in-depth 
clinical experience in invasive cardiology including pre and 
post catheterization 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 284 IL, CVT 242 IC, RET 2244 
Co-requisite: 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 
Co-requisite: 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- 

CNT 1000 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: CNT 1000, COP 1000 

This course is a continuation of CNT 1000. 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: CNT 1000, 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. 



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CDA 2525 INTERNETWORKING WITH CISCO 
ROUTERS-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CNT 1000, 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 
information technology world. 

CGS 1100 MICROCOMPUTER SKILLS-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course provides beginning level learning in the use of 
modem microcomputer applications used in the business 
world. The course is progressive through disk operating 
systems, word processing applications, electronic spread- 
sheets, 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 1560, CGS 1500, 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. 

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 micro- 
computers. 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 micro- 
computers. 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 ftinctions. 

CIS 2321 DATA SYSTEMS AND M AN AGEMENT-A A 

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. 



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COP 1000 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 

PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL BASIC-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MGF 1106 or higher mathematics 

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

COP 1224 PROGRAMMING WITH C++-AA 

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

This course introduces the student to structured 
programming techniques using C++ programming language. 
Students learn object-oriented C++ syntax including arrays, 
variables, fiinctions, 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 translated into problem 
solving and building applications. 

COP 2222 ADVANCED PROGRAMMING WITH 
C++-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: COP 1224 

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



3 Credits 



COP 2701 DATABASE PROGRAMMING-AA 
3 class hours 
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. 

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 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. 



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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 meets the criteria of 
the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission 
approved Advanced Training Program for Line Supervision. 
Refer to Florida Administrative Code 1 IB- 14 for additional 
information on the Salary Incentive Program. 

CJD 2320 MIDDLE MANAGEMENT-AA 

3 class hours 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 llB-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. 

CJE 2649 FORENSIC DEATH INVESTIGATION-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: CJT 1110, CJT 2141 

This course examines the legal/medical investigation of 
death. Topics include pathology of trauma, forensic issues 
relating to the investigation of death, and evidentiary 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 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 criminalistic laboratory are 
explored, major attention will be focused on the more limited 
portable devices available to the small enforcement unit. 



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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 witnesses 
and suspects, and problems in criminal investigation. 

CJT 2111C ADVANCED CRIME SCENE 
TECHNOLOGY-AS 

4 combination class and laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: CJT 1100, CJT 2141, CJT 2220C, CJT 2241 

This course covers advanced principles and theories in Crime 
Scene Technology. Specialized collection procedures of 
weapons, traffic crash evidence, arson, gun shot residue, 
blood splatter, and recovery of buried bodies and surface 
skeletons are studied. Methods used in the identification and 
documentation of physical evidence, including the process 
of preservation are also covered. Data analysis, reporting, 
and plan of action development will be 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. Study includes special 
light sources, filters, specialized equipment, digital cameras, 
computer software and hand held camcorders. 

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 1 Credit 
Co-requisites: 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 

Co-requisites: All current semester Dental Assisting 
courses. 

This course focuses on the 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 the Fall term. 
Co-requisites: 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 are presented. 

DEA 0029L DENTAL ASSISTING II DENTAL 
SPECIALTIES LABORATORY-PSAV 

4 laboratory hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: Sequential courses from the Fall term. 
Co-requisites: All current semester Dental Assisting 
courses. 

This course focuses on the 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. 
Co-requisites: 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 communi- 
cation, 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. 



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DEH 1002 DENTAL HYGIENE IAS 

3 lecture hours 3 Credits 

Co-requisites: DEH 1002L 

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 1002L DENTAL HYGIENE PRECLINICAL LAB-AS 
9 clinical hours 3 Credits 

Co-requisites: DEH 1002 

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 
Co-requisites: DEH 1802, DEH 1802L 

This course provides the scientific background for the 
interpretation of clinical changes and the complex etiologic 
factors that play a role in the initiation and progression of 
periodontal disease from a dental hygiene perspective. 

DEH 1802 DENTAL HYGIENE HAS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: DEH 1002, DEH 1002L 
Co-requisites: DEH 1602, DEH 1802L 

This course is a continuation and building of skills in dental 
hygiene to include treatment planning, cleaning and care of 
implants, desensitizing procedures, and further study in 
patient management. 

DEH 1802L DENTAL HYGIENE II CLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: DEH 1002, DEH 1002L 
Co-requisites: 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 indication, dosage, method 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 
Co-requisite: 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 
Co-requisite: DEH 2702 

Application of principles taught in DEH 2702. 



1 Credit 



DEH 2804 DENTAL HYGIENE III-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 1802 
Co-requisite: DEH 2804L 

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

DEH 2804L DENTAL HYGIENE HI CLINICAL-AS 

15 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 1802L 

Co-requisite: DEH 2804 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2804. 

DEH 2806 DENTAL HYGIENE IV-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2804 
Co-requisite: 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 

Co-requisite: DEH 2806 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2806. 

DEH 2808 DENTAL HYGIENE V-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DEH 2806 
Co-requisite: 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 



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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 

Co-requisite: DEH 2808 

Clinical application of theory presented in DEH 2808 

DEH 2930 DENTAL HYGIENE SEMINAR-AS 

1 lecture hour 1 Credit 
Prerequisites: All previous dental hygiene courses. 
Co-requisites: 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 002 IC 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 
Co-requisite: DES 002 IC 

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, manipu- 
lation, 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 0200 DENTAL ASSISTING RADIOLOGY-PSAV 

2 Lecture Hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: DES 002 IC 

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 0200L DENTAL ASSISTING RADIOLOGY LAB- 
PSAV 

4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: DES 0021C 

Co-requisite: DES 0200 

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. 
Co-requisites: 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 AN ATOMY-AS 

1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours 2 Credits 

DH Co-requisites: DEH 1003, DEH 1003L 

This course presents a study of gross anatomy of the hard 
and soft structures of the oral cavity, and the skeletal, 
muscular, circulatory, nervous lymphatic and glandular 
systems of the head and neck. Tooth morphology is studied 
in depth. 

DES llOOC DENTAL MATERIALS-AS 

1 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 2 Credits 
Co-requisites: DES 1020C 

This course is designed to acquaint the students with various 
materials used in the dental profession, including rationale 
for use, contraindications, chemistry and bio-compatability. 
The laboratory time allows the student to manipulate the 
various dental materials. 

DES 1200C DENTAL RADIOLOGY-AS 

2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: 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 operator is stressed with 
sterilization and disinfection. Students practice on 
mannequins before working with patients. 

DES 1840 PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY-AS 

2 lecture hours 2 Credits 

DA Co-requisites: 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 expanded functions permitted by the rules and 
regulations of the Florida State Board of Dentistry. 



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-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 interpre- 
tation of architectural working drawings. Topics include 
history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural 
details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical 
systems and related building code requirements. Emphasis 
is on residential plans. 

BCN 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 Arc View graphical user 
interface. The basics of developing customized extensions 
are also covered. It is not necessary to have taken CGS 1363 
first. 

EGS 1001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an overview of engineering ethics, 
certification/registration and opportunities in the various 
fields of engineering. Students are required to solve problems 
in selected fields of engineering. The job market, developing 
a resume and portfolio is studied. 

ETD 1100 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I (Manual)-AA 

3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

This course emphasizes instrument use plus freehand 
lettering and sketching. Geometric construction application, 
orthographic projection, sectional views, fits and tolerances, 
symbols and conventions for working drawings, and 
standard representation for threads and fasteners are covered. 

ETD 1103C ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 
(AutoCAD Track)-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course covers the fundamentals of Engineering 
Graphics I. AutoCAD is used in the solution to the various 
graphical problems instead of traditional drafting tools. 
Spatial perception, text, orthographic projections, dimension- 
ing, geometric construction, auxiliary and sectional views 
and assembly drawing are topics that are covered. 

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; 



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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 micro- 
computer, operating peripheral devices for CAD, using CAD 
software. 

ETD 1530 DRAFTING AND DESIGN (Manual)-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course covers specialization in architectural drafting. 
Expanded coverage in residential design with emphasis on 
functional floor plan layout, architectural standards and 
construction methods as it relates to drafting is also 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 2350 ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED 
DRAFTING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: ETD 1320 

This course is an introduction of hardware/software 
configurations required for the automated drafting 
environment. The operating system hierarchy and how 
drawings are stored, edited, copied, deleted and renamed; 
file specifications and protection; how to log in and log out 
from the CAD work station (to include remote operations); 
and the commands necessary for basic drawing utilities are 
covered. Different methods of generating commands are also 
covered. AutoCAD software is used. 

SUR llOOC SURVEYING- AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course includes lecture and field practice covering use, 
care, and limitations of various surveying instruments and 
related equipment. Students are shown how to properly 
record in field notes the data taken fi^om rod, tape, differential 
level, etc. Students conduct field exercises and prepare 
related reports. Principle subjects included are leveling and 
measurement of angles. 

SUR 2 HOC ADVANCED SURVEYING-AS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: SUR llOOC 

This course is a continuation of SUR llOOC to include 
horizontal control surveys, resection and horizontal curve 
layout. Electronic Distance Meters (EDM) equipment is 
introduced. 

-EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION- 

CHD 1120 INFANT/TODDLER DEVELOPMENT- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will explore the physical, 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 childcare 
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 Child Development Associate 
(CDA) credentialing 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 influence of 
the family and the environment on the developing child. 

CHD 1332 CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR THE 
YOUNG CHILD-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will participate in an in-depth study 
of the creative activities that support the growth of both 
typically developing and atypically developing young 
children in language arts, math, science, social studies, art, 
music and movement. 

CHD 2324 EARLY CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE ARTS & 
READING - AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Students in this course will study language and literacy 
development and the connections between listening, 
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-AA 

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. 



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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-AA 

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 I-AA 

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-AA 

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-AA 

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 1421 HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION FOR THE 
YOUNG CHILD-AA 

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 fundamental problem 
of scarce resources. 



EDUCATION- 



EDF 2005 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is the first in a series of required courses for the 
education student. It explores the American school system, 
its historical and traditional influences; significance of 
education; educational opportunities; educational require- 
ments and standards. Required field experience: 15 hours. 

EDG 2701 TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is an introduction to the value of diversity in 
American society and its role in the educational system. It 
focuses on providing prospective teachers with knowledge 
about students in our schools who are from different ethnic, 
racial, cultural, and/or linguistic backgrounds or who 
represent other categories of diversity. Required field 
experience: 15 hours. 

EDP 2002 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL 
PSYCHOLOGY-AA 
Prerequisite: PSY 2012 
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. 



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-EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES- 

EMS 1810 EMS EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENT-AS 

1 Credit 

This course is designed to assist Florida certified EMT-Basic 
andyor 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 1 5 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 

96 lecture hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the EMT-Basic Certificate 
Program 

Co-requisites: 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 2119L FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY 
MEDICAL CARE LAB-AS 

64 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Co-requisites: EMS 2119, EMS 2411, EMS 2421 

This course presents practical applications of the didactic 
instruction received in EMS 21 19 to include medical, legal 
and ethical aspects; techniques of CPR, semi-automatic 
external defibrillation, extrication, management of trauma 
and medical emergencies, and administration of appropriate 
emergency medical care. Discussion and application of basic 
computer skills in the health care setting is also covered. 

EMS 2411 EMS FIELD CLINICAL -AS 

class hours (24 contact hours) 1 Credit 

Co-requisites: EMS 2119, EMS 2119L, EMS 2421. Must 
be EMT-B Certificate seeking student to enrol! 

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 (72 contact hours) 1 Credit 

Co-requisites: EMS 2119, EMS 2119L, EMS 2411. Must 
be EMT-B Certificate seeking student to enroll 

This course is designed to provide the EMT-Basic student 
with exposure to pre-hospital emergency medicine. It 
provides seventy-two hours of basic life support training with 
an Advanced Life Support agency and 4 hours of observation 
in a 9 1 1 Dispatch/Communication center. 

EMS 2671 PARAMEDIC 1-AS 

48 lecture hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMT Certification OR EMS 2119, 
EMS 2119L, EMS 2411, EMS 2421 and CPR Certified 

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 2671 L PARAMEDIC I LAB-AS 

40 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMT Certification OR EMS 2119, 
EMS 2119L, EMS 2411, EMS 2421 and CPR certified. 

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 

48 lecture hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 267 IL with a grade of 

"C" or better. 

Co-requisites: 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 

40 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 267 IL with a grade of 

"C" or better. 

Co-requisites: 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. 

EMS 2673 PARAMEDIC III-AS 

64 lecture hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2672, EMS 2672L with a grade of 

"C" or better. 

Co-requisites: 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 

64 lecture hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2673 with a grade of "C or better. 
Co-requisite: 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 

48 lecture hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2674, EMS 2649, EMS 2655 with a 

grade of "C" or better. 

Co-requisites: EMS 2675L, EMS 2656 

This course presents information on the reproductive system, 

patient assessment and management of obstetrical and 

gynecological emergencies. Handling of patients with special 

challenges, acute interventions for chronic care patients and 

management of abuse and assault is also covered. Upon 

successful completion, students receive a certificate of 

program completion. In addition to be eligible to sit for the 



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Florida state paramedic certification examination, students 
are required to pass a cumulative test with a score of 70% or 
higher. 

EMS 2675L PARAMEDIC V LAB-AS 

12 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2674, EMS 2649, EMS 2655 
with a grade of "C" or better. 
Co-requisites: EMS 2675, EMS 2656, EMS 2647, 
EMS 2990C 

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 

40 contact hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671 L with a grade of 
"C" or better. 

Co-requisites: 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 intuba- 
tions and/or demonstration of skill mastery are required. 

EMS 2649 PARAMEDIC HOSPITAL CLINICALS-AS 

96 contact hours and hospital orientations 4 Credits 
Prerequisites: EMS 2672, EMS 2672L, EMS 2654 
Co-requisites: EMS 2673, EMS 2674, EMS 2655 
with a grade of "C" or better. 

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 

Co-requisites: EMS 2671, EMS 2671 L, 
EMS 2672, EMS 2672L 

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 II-AS 

class hours (144 contact hours) 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2654 

Co-requisite: EMS 2673, EMS 2674, EMS 2649 

This course involves ride experiences with an Advanced Life 
Support Provider. It provides the intermediate paramedic 
student an opportunity to perform advanced patient assess- 
ments, 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 

class hours and 300 contact hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: EMS 2655 

Co-requisites: EMS 2675, EMS 2675L, EMS 2647, 

EMS 2990C 

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 enrollm.ent in 

the paramedic program 

EMS 2990C PARAMEDIC CARDIAC EMERGENCIES-AS 

64 class hours (or equivalent) 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 receive instruction in 
12 lead EKG interpetation, as well as hospital clinical 
rotation in the cardiac catherterization laboratory. 

-ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND 
LITERATURE- 

AML 2010 LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES I, 
TO 1860- A A 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of the United States 
from Native American Oral Traditions to the Civil War. It 
centers on authors, texts, and the historical and cultural 
contexts of each period. 

AML 2020 LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES II, 
1860 TO PRESENT- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of the United States 
from the Civil War to the present. It centers on authors, texts, 
and the historical and cultural contexts of each 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. 



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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. 

LIN 1670 BASIC ENGLISH GRAMMAR 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: 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 EAP1640 with a "C" or better. 
This basic grammar course is designed for those students 
desiring more intensive work in grammar and syntax. It 
includes the study of grammatical principles and theory and 
application of those principles in exams and brief writing 
assignments. This course is particularly suitable for students 
enrolled in writing-intensive courses who could benefit from 
more concentrated grammar review. 

EAP 0200 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or permission from the 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. Successfril 
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 Dean of 
Academic Support Programs. 

This course is designed for non-native students of English 
who wish to acquire basic reading strategies. Level: High 
Beginning. Successful completion of this course requires a 
grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0240 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or permission from the 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 Dean of 
Academic Support Programs. 

The aim of this course is to help non-native students of 
English reinforce and develop their grammatical competence 



at the high beginning level. Successful completion of this 
course requires a grade of "C" or better. 

EAP 0300 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
SPEECH/LISTENING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0200 with a 
"C" or better, or permission from the 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 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 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 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 Dean of Academic 
Support Programs. 

This course is designed for non-native students of English to 
develop listening and speaking abilities for academic 
purposes. Level: High Intermediate. Successful completion 
of this course requires a grade of "C" or better. 



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

(•*) Offered if sufTicient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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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 Dean of Academic 
Support Programs. 

The aim of this course is to help non-native students of 
English to develop reading strategies for academic purposes. 
Level: High Intermediate. Successful completion of this 
course requires a grade of "C" or better 

EAP 0440 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
WRITING (*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0340 with a 
"C" or better, or permission from the 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 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 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 Dean of Academic 
Support Programs. 

This course is for students whose primary language is not 
American English and whose placement test scores show a 
need for instruction in "High Intermediate" vocabulary and 
reading comprehension skills. The emphasis in the course 
will be on vocabulary development, and developing literacy 
using authentic sources and preparing students for college. 
Successful completion of this course requires a grade of "C" 
or better. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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 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 Intenriediate. Successful completion of this course 
requires a grade of "C" or better 

EAP 1560 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 
GRAMMAR!*) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 0460 with a 
"C" or better, or permission from the 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 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 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, 
WRITING (*) 

6 class hours 6 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, or completion of EAP 1540 and 1560 
with a "C" or better, or permission from the Dean of 
Academic Support Programs. 

This course is intended for non-native students of American 
English who wish to further develop their essay writing 
ability at the advanced level. The focus will be on the 
grammar, punctuation, and usage skills necessary to master 
this level of academic writing. Successful completion of this 
course requires a grade of "C" or better 



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ENC 9010 DEVELOPING THE PARAGRAPH (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement Testing or Permission of 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 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 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. Successful 
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 'Cor 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 11-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 fiill-length 



research paper. Concentration according to section on 
rhetoric and the essay, writing about literature, technical 
writing, or creative writing; students may choose special 
interest. This course is termed a writing intensive course and 
requires a minimum of 4,000 words of instructor-evaluated 
writing per student, including a minimum of three graded 
assignments over the duration of the course. If completed 
with a grade of"C" or better, this course serves to complete 
part of the writing intensive course requirements. 

ENL 2012 BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE I 
TO 1780-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of Great Britain and 
its influence on culture from medieval times through the late 
eighteenth century. Readings include selections from 
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and others. (I) 

ENL 2022 BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE II, 
1780TOPRESENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course is a survey of the literature of Great Britain as it 
influenced culture from the early romantic period to the 
present day. Readings include selections from Wordsworth, 
Dickens, T.S. Eliot, and others. (I) 

LIT 2090 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents an examination of themes and ideas 
reflected in the writings of award winning American fiction 
writers published since 1980. 



LIT 



LIT 



2110 WORLD LITERATURE I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents a study of great works of literature, and 
recurrent themes and ideas, including literature of the 
Greeks, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. (I) 



3 Credits 



2120 WORLD LITERATURE II-AA 
3 class hours 
Prerequisite: ENC 1101 

This course presents a study of great works of literature, and 
recurrent themes and ideas from the late 17th century 
through the modem period. (I) 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 

(See Science) 

FINANCE 

(See Business/Management/Finance) 

-FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY- 



FFP 1000 INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PROTECTION-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course introduces the student to the career opportunities 
within the fire service. The history of the fire service, service 
delivery systems, and prevention programs will be examined. 



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

(**) Offered if sufilcient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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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 & STAND ARDS-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 functional 
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 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 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 I 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 useful to the Hazardous 
Materials Technician. The course features forms of matter, 
energy, common substances, chemical formulas/structure, 
bonding of atoms, molecules, isotopes, chemical reactions, 
and physical effects of chemical exposure to victims. 
Particular emphasis is placed on how this knowledge can be 
effectively used at a Hazardous Materials incident. This 
course meets part of the requirements for Fire Investigator I, 
Fire Officer II, and Fire Inspector II Certification. 

FFP 2120 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FIRE 
SERVICE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the various complexities of building 
construction and the effect on fire detection, inspection, 
prevention, safety and suppression; definitions and terminol- 
ogy 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 hoses and pipes, 
and factors which influence water loss. Meets part of the 
course requirements for Florida State Pump Operator 
Certification. 

FFP 2401 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a study of the chemical characteristics and 
reaction of materials in emergency situations, especially 
thermal destruction. These materials may be in the storage, 
handling or transportation stage of industrial process. 
Materials to be studied include flammable liquids, combus- 
tible solids, radioactive compounds, and oxidizing and 
corrosive materials. 

FFP 2402 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS HAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: FFP 2401 

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



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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FFP 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 perform 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. 

FFP 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 
determination 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 DELIVERV-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 leaming and student- 
centered learning. Designing courses and units that address 
leaming, 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 frame- 
works 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 IAS 
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 2811 FIREFIGHTING TACTIC AND STRATEGY HAS 
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. 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- 

-CHINESE- 
CHI 1930 ELEMENTARY CHINESE 1 - AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

This course is designed as an extensive study of basic skills 
for beginners or those with less than one year in Chinese. 
This highly interactive course focuses on the dynamics of 
pronunciation, listening, comprehension, speaking and some 
composition. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

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-FRENCH- 



-SPANISH 



FRE 



FRE 



FRE 



1120 ELEMENTARY FRENCH 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 
SA T (Verbal), or A CT scores of 17 on the A CT 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) 

1121 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: FRE 1120 

Designed for beginners or those with one year of high school 
French, this highly interactive course focuses on the 
dynamics of speech, literature, and culture. (I) 

2220 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: FRE 1121 

This course presents continued training in linguistic skills 
and an introduction to contemporary French life and culture. 



FRE 



4 Credits 



2221 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II-AA 

4 class hours 

Prerequisite: FRE 2220 

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 
SA T (Verbal), or A CT scores of 17 on the A CT 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. (I) 

GER 2201 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II-AA (**) 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: GER 2200 

This course continues to present training in linguistic skills 
and an introduction to contemporary German life and culture. 
(I) 



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 A CT Reading. 

This course is for beginners or those with one year of high 
school Spanish. This course is a 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. This course is a 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 2220 

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. (I) 

GEA 2040 GEOGRAPHY OF THE WESTERN 
HEMISPHERE-AA (**) 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A course in the geography of the countries of the Western 
Hemisphere. Focus is placed on the physical, economic, 
political, and cultural aspects of these areas. 

GEOLOGY 

(See Science) 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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-GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS- 

This program is no longer accepting new students. Current 
program students need to contact the Advising Office. 

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 employabiiity sicills. 

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 1211C 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 Equipment 
Diagnostics I, with an emphasis on identifying, trouble- 
shooting, and repairing fiael and lubricating systems, the 
power train, and system hydraulics as they relate to turf 
equipment. Use of diagnostic equipment to facilitate 
troubleshooting and repair of components is also covered. 

GCO 1220 TURF EQUIPMENT SHARPENING AND 
GRINDING-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive 
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 HAS 
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 I-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to basic shop management practices. This 
course focuses on identifying and selecting shop tools, using 
and organizing basic shop equipment, maintaining stock 
inventory, and operating turf care equipment properly. 

GCO 1612 GOLF COURSE SHOP MANAGEMENT HAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GC0161 1 Golf Course Shop 
Management I. This course emphasizes the devel-opment 
and implementation of preventive maintenance practices for 
turf care equipment. Also emphasized is the development of 
training plans and programs for turf equipment employees, 
and the development and design of maintenance facility shop 
components. 

GCO 1743 GOLF COURSE DESIGN AND 
CONSTRUCTION-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive 
introduction to the basic elements, concepts, and principles 
of golf course design and construction. The course 
emphasizes the master planning and developmental execution 
of a new golf course project, as well as pertinent redesign and 
reconstruction issues. 

GCO 1942 FIELD TRAINING IN TURF EQUIPMENT 
MANAGEMENT-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all other classes. 

Field training is an intemship experience which provides 
students with real-world turf equipment technology exper- 
ience. The emphasis of this course is placed on the application 
of theoretical classroom concepts taught in other turf 
equipment classes. 



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GCO 2431 IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduc- 
tion 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 modern drainage tech- 
niques 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 introduc- 
tion to the modem methods of controlling and managing the 
major categories of insects and nematodes that are 
traditionally classified as pests of turfgrasses. The course 
emphasizes the identification and behavioral characteristics 
of insect pests and nematodes, as well as specific integrated 
pest management strategies. 

GCO 2442 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR 
TURF II: DISEASES OF TURF-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduc- 
tion 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 111: WEED SCIENCE FOR TURF-AS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduc- 
tion 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 introduc- 
tion 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 HAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a continuation of GCO 2601. This course 
provides students with the necessary skills and techniques to 
accurately calculate rates and levels of turfgrass industry 
materials such as fertilizers and pesticides. The class will 
emphasize the basic concepts of applied agricultural 
chemistry as well as math formulas for determining surface 
areas, volumes, and chemical dilutions. 

GCO 2632 GOLF COURSE ORGANIZATION AND 
ADMINISTRATION IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an in-depth study of golf course manage- 
ment 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. The 
course prepares students to select appropriate plant materials 
for specific situations and to make decisions conceming the 
preservation or removal of native plant materials as they 
occur in the existing or proposed landscape. 

GCO 2931 TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive, real- 
world review and discussion of the important concepts and 
ideas presented in core classes. Students interact directly 
with guest speakers and industry experts regarding the 
review of current core class issues within the golf course 
turfgrass industry. 

SOS 1005 BIOLOGY OF TURF SOILS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduc- 
tion to the basic biological and biochemical principles of mrf 
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 introduc- 
tion to the basic physical and chemical principles of turfgrass 
soils, such as the movement of water and air through soil. The 



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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 

This course is 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 

This course is 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 

This course 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) 

WOH 1012 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 
TO 1500-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a compact survey of the evolution of 
civilization from early times to 1500. All major areas and 
countries are included. Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, 
India, China, Japan, and North, Central and South America 
receive appropriate emphasis. The major focus will be on the 
political, economic, and social views of the world. This 
course is termed a writing intensive course and requires a 
minimum of 4,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing per 
student, including a minimum of three graded assignments 
over the duration of the course. If completed with a grade of 
"C" or better, this course serves to complete part of the 
writing intensive course requirements. (I) 

WOH 1023 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 1500 
TO 1815-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is a survey of the history of the world fi^om 1 500 
to 1 8 1 5. Emphasis is placed on the political, economic, social, 
and intellectual aspects of world history during this period. 
Subjects include European exploration and colonization; the 
emergence of the nation-state; great modem revolutions; the 
Enlightenment; the French Revolution and the Napoleonic 
Era. This course is termed a writing intensive course and 
requires a minimum of 4,000 words of instructor-evaluated 
writing per student, including a minimum of three graded 
assignments over the duration of the course. If completed 
with a grade of"C" or better, this course serves to complete 
part of the writing intensive course requirements. (I) 

WOH 1030 HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION 1815 
TO PRESENT-AA 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

A survey course which includes modem revolutions; the 
Industrial Revolution; Imperialism; the Indian, Far Eastern, 
and African backgrounds and political developments; the rise 



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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 require- 
ments. (I) 

-HORTICULTURE- 

ORH 1008C INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE- AS 

2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introductory coverage of the function 
and use of 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 

This is an introductory course that takes an analytical approach 
to identification, intervention, prevention, treatment and 
rehabilitation programming. Appropriate legislation and 
regulations governing rights of clients are examined. The 
community resources available for dealing with alcoholics and 
other drug abusers are identified, along with appropriate 
methods for the utilization of these resources. 

HUS 2111 BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: HUS 1001 or permission of instructor. 

In this course emphasis is placed on the encouragement of 
personal growth and the development of fiindamental 
interpersonal helping skills, as well as the promotion of 
knowledge of styles of helping fostered in a variety of human 
service settings. 

HUS 2404 WORKING WITH ALCOHOLICS AND OTHER 
DRUG ABUSERS- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course provides both theoretical information and practical 
application of counseling techniques which have been 
effective in working with alcoholics and other drug abusing 
clients. Through role playing, readings, structured class 
exercises, class discussions, and lectures students become 
familiar with a variety of counseling theories, techniques and 
modalities. 



-HUMANITIES- 



HUM 1950/2950 HUMANITIES STUDY TOUR-AA (**) 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3 Credits 

This course is an 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 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 require- 
ments. (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. (1) 

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. 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 2510 HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a course which explores human values and our sense 
of selves as individuals in community through the arts. This 
course is termed a writing intensive course and requires a 
minimum of 4,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing per 
student, including a minimum of three graded assignments 
over the duration of the course. If completed with a grade of 
"C" or better, this course serves to complete part of the 
writing intensive course requirements. (1) 



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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 
eastern 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 information resources of value in college 
research. Through the use of finding tools and informational 
resources on the Internet, students develop increased skills in 
identifying, using and evaluating electronic information 
resources. Classroom activities and practical experience in 
using the Internet provide students with basic research skills 
necessary for information literacy in today's world. 

INTERNET SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 

(See Computer Programming and Analysis) 

LEGAL ASSISTING 
(See Paralegal Studies) 

MARINE SCIENCE 

(See Science) 



MATHEMATICS- 



SLS 1533 IMPROVING MATHEMATICS SKILLS BY 
REDUCING ANXIETY -AA 
1 class hour 1 Credit Hour 

This course is designed to assist students in confronting, 
understanding and overcoming their mathematics anxieties 
by improving study skills unique to learning mathematics 
through the use of relevant mathematical applications and 
concrete mathematics manipulatives. (See Student Skills 
section) 



MAT 9002 BASIC MATHEMATICS (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing or Permission of 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, I open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Testing, MAT 9002, Permission of 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, MA T 9012, Permission of 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 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. 

MAT 1033 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAT 9020 with a minimum grade of "C" or 
MAT 9024 with a minimum grade of'C" or Testing 

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. 



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MAC 1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of"C", 
or Testing 

Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, radical, 
exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing and 
applications are emphasized. A graphing calculator is 
required. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this 
course serves to demonstrate competence for the general 
education mathe-matics requirement. 

MAC 1106 COMBINED COLLEGE ALGEBRA/ 
PRECALCULUS-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1114 with a minimum grade of"B", 
or MAC 2233 with a minimum grade of'C'Cor 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 1 1 06 and either MAC 1 1 05 or 11 40. 
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" or 
appropriate CLM score. 

An algebra course designed to prepare students to enter either 
engineering or calculus courses. Topics covered include 
exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial, rational 
functions, conic sections, sequences and series, mathematical 
induction, the binomial theorem, and matrices. A graphing 
calculator is required. If completed with a grade of "C" or 
better, this course serves to demonstrate competence for the 
general education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 1114 TRIGONOMETRY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of "C" or 
appropriate CLM score. 

Topics in this class include the real number system, circular 
functions, trigonometric functions, inverse relations and 
functions, trigonometric graphs, solutions of triangles, and 
trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, and complex 
numbers. This course contains all of the features of 
trigonometry found in MAC 1 147, with additional emphasis 
on applications. A graphing calculator is required. (This 
course may be taken concurrently with MAC 1140.) If 
completed with a grade of'C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence for the general education mathe- 
matics requirement. 



MAC 1147 PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA/ 
TRIGONOMETRY-AA 

5 class hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of'C" 
or appropriate CLM score. 

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 1 140 and MAC 1 1 14. If 
completed with a grade of'C" or better, this course serves to 
demonstrate competence for the general education mathe- 
matics requirement. 

MAC 2233 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND 
LIFE SCIENCES-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or MAC 1106 with a minimum 
grade of "C" or MAC 1140 with a minimum grade of "C" 
or appropriate CLM score. 

This course is designed for students in business and related 
studies that need calculus but not trigonometry. Included is 
a review of equations and inequalities and their applications, 
fiinctions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions. 
Major topics include mathematics of finance, limits and 
continuity, differentiation and integration and applications of 
these. A graphing calculator is required. If completed with a 
grade of "C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate 
competence for the general education mathematics require- 
ment. 

MAC 2311 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC 
GEOMETRY I-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 or MAC 1147 
and MA C 2233 with a minimum grade of "C" or 
appropriate CLM score. 

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. This 
course is sequential with MAC 2312 and MAC 2313. A 
graphing calculator is required. If completed with a grade of 
"C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate competence 
for the general education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 2312 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC 
GEOMETRY II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 2311 with minimum grade of "C" or 
permission of instructor 

This course presents differentiation and integration's of 
trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, special techniques 
of integration, improper integrals, sequences, infinite series, 
and analytic geometry in three-dimensional space. A 
graphing calculator is required. If completed with a grade of 
"C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate competence 
for the general education mathematics requirement. 

MAC 2313 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC 
GEOMETRY III-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: MAC 2312 with a minimum grade of'C" or 
permission of instructor 

This course includes study of linear systems and matrices, 
partial derivatives, multiple integration, line integrals, polar 



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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 II- AA 

3 Class Hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of "C" or 
Testing 

This course is intended to present topics which demonstrate 
the beauty and utility of mathematics to the general student 
population. Topics include management science, linear and 
exponential growth, numbers and number systems, history 
of mathematics, elementary number theory, social choice and 
graph theory. This course is designed for those students 
whose majors do not require the technical mathematics 
sequence. If completed with a grade of "C" or better, this 
course serves to demonstrate competence for the general 
education mathematics requirement. 

MTB 1308 TI GRAPHING CALCULATORS-AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Required graphing calculator 

This is an introductory course in using the Texas 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 

This course is an introductory course in statistics covering 
topics in parametric and non-parametric statistics. Topics 
include: descriptive measures, probability, statistical inference 
and decisions-making, estimation, hypothesis testing, regres- 
sion and correlational analysis, probability distributions, 
sampling distributions, use of electronic calculators, interpre- 
tations of computer printouts, and non-parametric test 



procedures. A graphing calculator is required. If completed 
with a grade of "C" or better, this course serves to demonstrate 
competence for the general education mathematics require- 
ment. 

-MEDIA; JOURNALISM- 

JOU 1100 BASIC REPORTING-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents an introduction to the profession. 
Emphasis is placed on theory and practice of writing news. 

MMC 1000 SURVEY OF MASS 

COMMUNICATIONS-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents requirements, opportunities, and 
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) 

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 



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(•*) Offered if sufficient demand 

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merchandising, publishing, song writing and arranging, arts 
and artist management, professional organizations, copyright 
law and career development. 

MUN 1120t, 2120t CONCERT BAND-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

The course emphasizes the study and performance of 
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 1210t, 2210t EDISON COLLEGE SYMPHONY 
ORCHESTRA-AA (**) 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

The course emphasizes the study and performance of 
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 2121t ADVANCED CONCERT BAND-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Second semester of MUN 2120 or 
equivalent; permission of instructor. 

This course places emphasis on 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 2211t ADVANCED ORCHESTRA-AA 

1 class hour, 2 studio hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Second semester of MUN 2210 or 
equivalent; permission of instructor. 

This course places emphasis on the study and performance of 
orchestral literature. The Ensemble is 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. 

This course places emphasis on the study and performance of 
literature for the modem big jazz band. Auditions are held 
for placement in performing or preparatory group. 

MUX 1001 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Designed for students with little or no previous musical 
training, this course presents an introduction to the reading 
and performance of music, including principles of notation, 
scales, triads, rhythms, and interpretive markings. 

MUX nut MUSIC theory i-aa 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This class presents a study of music fiindamentals, and of 
diatonic and chromatic harmony, largely through the use of 
a four-voice chorale-style model. It is intended that MUT 
1241/1242 be taken concurrently, and it is recommended that 
MVK 1 1 11 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 fiindamentals, and of 
diatonic and chromatic harmony, largely through the use of 
a four-voice chorale-style model. It is intended that MUT 
1241/1242 be taken concurrently, and it is recommended that 
MVK 1 1 1 1 be taken concurrently with MUT 1112. 

MUT 124 It SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING I-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 

This course covers the development of aural skills through 
sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and error 
detection in diatonic musical examples. It is intended that 
MUT 1111 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 1242t SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING 
II-AA 

2 class hours 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: MUT 1241 

This course covers the development of aural skills through 
sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and error 
detection in diatonic musical examples. It is intended that 
MUT 1 1 1 2 be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2116t MUSIC THEORY III-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: MUT 1111/1112 or permission of professor. 

This course presents modulation using diatonic and 
chromatic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, 
introduction to atonal analysis and twelve-tone techniques, 
and the study of musical forms. It is intended that MUT 2246 
be taken concurrently. 

MUT 2117t MUSIC THEORY IV- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: MUT 2116 

This course presents modulation using diatonic and 
chromatic harmony, twentieth-century tonal practices, 
introduction to atonal analysis and twelve-tone techniques, 
and the study of musical forms. It is intended that MUT 2247 
be taken concurrently. 



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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. The course includes 
sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and error 
detection. It is intended that MUT 2116 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 lint 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 lint 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. 

MW 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: MW 1111 and permission of instructor. 

(Continuation of MVV 1111) 

MVB nn-MVW 2325 APPLIED MUSIC 

INSTRUCTION-AA 1-2 Credits 

Prerequisites: MW 1111 and permission of instructor. 

Applied Music is individual one-on-one voice or 
instrumental instruction which may be arranged for ECC 
degree-seeking students of advanced accomplishments, 
especially those actively enrolled in the Edison's music 
program. Thirty minutes of private instruction per week 
equals one credit hour. It is recommended that music majors 
take weekly lessons in their principle instruments. Seats in 
applied music classes arc 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 fiill-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 12141 
MVW 1314t 
MVW 22241 
MVW 23241 
OBOE 
MVW 1212t 
MVW1312t 
MVW 22221 
MVW 2322t 
ORGAN 
MVK 1213t 
MVK 13131 
MVK 2223t 
MVK 2323t 
PERCUSSION 
MVP1211t 
MVP1311t 
MVP 222 It 
MVP 23211 
PIANO 
MVK 1211t 
MVK 1311t 
MVK 222 It 
MVK 232 It 
TROMBONE 
MVB 1213t 
MVB 1313t 
MVB 2223t 
MVB 2323t 



CELLO 

MVS 1213t 
MVS 1313t 
MVS 2223t 
MVS 2323t 
CLARINET 
MVW1213t 
MVW1313t 
MVW 2223t 
MVW 2323t 
TRUMPET 
MVB 1211t 
MVB 1311t 
MVB 222 It 
MVB 232 It 
TUBA 
MVB 1215t 
MVB 1315t 
MVB 2225t 
MVB 2325t 
VIOLA 
MVS 1212t 
MVS 1312t 
MVS 2222t 
MVS 2322t 
GUITAR 
MVS 1216t 
MVS 1316t 
MVS 2226t 
MVS 2326t 
HORN 
MVB 1212t 
MVB 1312t 
MVB 2222t 
MVB 2322t 



FLUTE 

MVW1211t 
MVW 13 lit 
MVW2221t 
MVW 232 it 
HARPSICHORD 
MVK1212t 
MVK 1312t 
MVK 2222t 
MVK 2322t 
SAXOPHONE 
MVW1215t 
MVW1315t 
MVW 2225t 
MVW 2325t 
STRING BASS 
MVS 1214t 
MVS 1314t 
MVS 2224t 
MVS 2324t 
VIOLIN 
MVS 1211t 
MVS 1311t 
MVS 222 It 
MVS 232 It 
VOICE 
MVV 1211t 
MW1311t 
MW2221t 
MW2321t 



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I 



NETWORKING ADMINISTRATOR 
(See Computer Programming and Analysis) 

-NURSING***- 

NUR 1010 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING-AS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisites: BSC 1093C, MAC 1105 or higher or STA 
2023, acceptance to Nursing Program 
Co-requisites: NUR 1142, NUR 1061, NUR 1061L (for 
the evening program) 

This course is one of the first nursing courses in the 
curriculum. The student is introduced to the cUent 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 
Co-requisites:, NUR 1022L, NUR 1023L, NUR 
1061/1061L (for the day programs) 

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 
Co-requisites: NUR 1022, NUR 1023L, NUR 1061/1061L 
(for the day programs) 

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 
Co-requisites: NUR 1022/1022L, BSC 1094C, NUR 
1061/1061L (for the day programs) 

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 Credits 
Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 

Co-requisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1061L, NUR 
1023L (for the day program) 

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 ausculta- 
tion 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 

Co-requisites NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1061, NUR 1023L 
(for the day program) 

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 exam- 
inations, 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 
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. 

Co-requisites: NUR 1062L, NUR 1932, NUR 1204L, PSY 
2012, DEP2004, NUR 1204 

This course is part of the first semester in the Advanced 
Placement Nursing Program. Enrolled students are licensed 
pracfical nurses (LPN), paramedics, respiratory therapists 
(RT), and cardiovascular technologists (CVT). The course 
has a dual focus: (1) to assist students to integrate observa- 
tions, 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 hcad-to-toe, and 
procedures required for patient care. 



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(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

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NUR 1062L HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND SKILLS 
PRACTICUM-AS 

3 laboratory hours 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: ENC 1101, BSC 1093C, BSC 1094C, MAC 
1105 or higher or STA 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. 

Co-requisites: NUR 1062, NUR 1932, NUR 1204L, PSY 
2012, DEP2004, 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. 

Co-requisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1061, NUR 1061L (for 
evening program) 

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 
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. 

Co-requisites: NUR 1932, NUR 1204L, PSY 2012, DEP 
2004, NUR 1062L 

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. 

Co-requisites: 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 IAS 

4 class hours, 3 laboratory hours 7 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1023L, BSC 
1094C, NUR 1061L 

Co-requisites: DEP 2004, NUR 1211L, PSY 2012, NUR 
1511, NUR 2140 (day program students only) 
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 altera- 
tions 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. 

NUR 1211L ADULT NURSING I CLINICAL-AS 

9 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L, NUR 1023L NUR 1061L, 
Co-requisites: DEP 2004, NUR 1211, PSY 2012, NUR 
2140 (for day program students only) 

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. 



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(**) OfTered if sufficient demand 

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NUR 1511 INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH 
CONCEPTS IN NURSING-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: NUR 1022/1022L or NUR 1204/1204L 
Co-requisites: NUR 1022L, NUR 1023L (for the evening 
program students only) 

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, Adult Nursing I (Basic Nursing students) or NUR 
2424L, Maternal Nursing Concepts (Advanced Placement 
Nursing students). These clinical learning experiences will 
provide students with the opportunity to further develop their 
roles as provider of care, manager of care, and professional 
within the discipline of nursing. NUR 1511 may require 
students to utilize basic computer skills and computer- 
assisted instruction. 

NUR 1932 NURSING SEMINAR-ADVANCED 
PLACEMENT-AS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 
Prerequisites: MAC 1105 or higher, BSC 1093C, BSC 
1094C, ENC 1101, Nursing Mobility Exam (as required) A 
Florida 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.) 

Co-requisites: NUR 1 204/1 204L, PSY 2012, DEP2004, 
NUR 1062L 

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 1061L,, NUR 1062L, NUR 1204/1204L, 
NUR 1932 or professor, program coordinator or director 's 
permission. 

Co-requisites: NUR 1211, NUR1211L (for basic day and 
evening programs only) 

Medication administration requires specialized knowledge, 
judgment, and nursing skills based on the principles of 
pharmacology. The focus of this course is to assist the student 
in applymg 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 2260 ADVANCED ADULT NURSING li-AS 

3 class hours, 4 laboratory hours 7 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2424/2424L, NUR 
2310/2310L, NUR 1511, NUR 2523, ENC 1101, MAC 1105 
orSTA 2023 OR HIGHER, BSC 1093C, BSC 1094C, DEP 
2004, PSY 2012, MCB 2010C, Humanities Elective. 
Co-requisites: NUR 2810, NUR 294 IL, 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 H 
CLINICAL-AS 

12 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 2140, NUR 2424/2424L, NUR 
2310/2310L, NUR 1511, NUR 2523 
Co-requisites: NUR 2810/2941L, NUR 2260, NUR 2530 
Clinical learning experiences provide students with the 
opportunity to further develop their roles as providers of 
care, managers of care, and professionals within the 
discipline of nursing. This course may require some basic 
computer skills and WebCT. The instructor may demonstrate 
WebCT in class. 

NUR 2310 PEDIATRIC NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 

2 Class hours, 2 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1 204/1 204L or NUR 1211/1211L, 
NUR 1932, NUR 2424/2424L, DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Co-requisites: NUR 2310L, NUR 2523, NUR 2424L 
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 1 204/1 204L or NUR 1211/1 21 IL, 
NUR 1932, NUR 2424/2424L, DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Co-requisites: NUR 2310L, NUR 2523, NUR 2424L 
The clinical setting provides the student with the opportunity 
to develop his/her role as provider of care, manager of care, 
and professional within the discipline of nursing as it relates 
to the care of children. 

NUR 2424 MATERNAL NURSING CONCEPTS-AS 

2 Class hours, 1 laboratory hour 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1211/1211L or NUR 1 204/1 204L, 
NUR 1511 (Basic) DEP 2004, PSY 2012 
Co-requisites: NUR 2310/2310L, NUR 1511 (AP), NUR 
2424L, NUR 2523 

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. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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NUR 2424L MATERNAL NURSING CLINICAL-AS 

3 clinical hours Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1211/121 IL or NUR 1 204/1 204L, 
NUR 1511 (Basic) DEP2004, PSY2012 
Co-requisites: NUR 2310/2310L, NUR 1511 (AP), NUR 
2424L, NUR 2523 

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 through- 
out 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 
Co-requisites: NUR 23 10/23 lOL, NUR 2424L 
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 
23 1 OL, Pediatric Nursing Concepts for Basic and Advanced 
Placement students. These clinical learning experiences will 
provide students with the opportunity to further develop their 
roles as provider of care, manager of care, and professional 
within the discipline of nursing. NUR 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 

Co-requisites: NUR 2260/2260L, NUR 2810, NUR 2941L 
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 
fijrther 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. 

Co-requisites: NUR 2530 and NUR 2941 L 
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 2941 L CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP-AS 

96 Clinical hours/over 4 weeks 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Alt nursing courses and general education 
requirements for the A.S. degree. 
Co-requisites: NUR 2260L, NUR2530, NUR 2810 

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. 

SLS 1310 NURSING PEER ENRICHMENT 
PROGRAM I-AA/AP 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: NUR 1010, NUR 1142 
Co-requisites: NUR 1022, NUR 1022L, NUR 1023, 
NUR 1061, NUR 1061L 

This course is designed to enhance the adjustment of the 
nursing student making the transition to the nursing major 
more comfortable and successful; and to help the student 
develop effective learning strategies and techniques in order 
to be successful in their college studies and the nursing 
major. Students will discover how they learn best and how to 
monitor thinking and learning processes. The course is 
intended to positively impact the academic performance, 
social adjustment and personal and professional growth of 
the student. This is a required course for a select group of 
nursing students meeting certain criteria. It is also open to 
any nursing student wishing to enroll. 

SLS 1311 NURSING PEER ENRICHMENT 
PROGRAM H-AA/AP 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: SLS 1310, NUR 1022, NUR 1022L, NUR 
1023, NUR 1061 and NUR 1061L. 
Co-requisites: NUR 1211, NUR 1511, and NUR 2140. 

This course is the second course in the Peer Enrichment 
Program of the Nursing Program. It is designed to provide 
students with the essential skills needed to become a 
motivated and successful nursing student. The student will 
continue to 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 and oral 
communication skills. The course will promote study skills, 
review co-requisite course content, and enhance the student's 
self-esteem and desire to succeed in their personal and 
professional lives. This is a required course for a select group 
of nursing students meeting certain criteria. It is also open to 
any nursing student wishing to enroll. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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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 

This course 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, terminology and 
abbreviations. Credit for this course does NOT apply to the 
Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 1155 OPHTHALMIC LENS I-AS 

3 Credits 

This course 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 II-AS 

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 

This course 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 

This course 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 

This course introduces the student to terms, instruments, 
lenses, frames, and materials to be used in the finishing 
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 

This course is designed to introduce 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, measure- 
ment 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 occupa- 
tional 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 

This course 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 

This course investigates the anatomical structure of the eye 
and the function 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 

This course is 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 

This course is a continuation of OPT 2375. It is 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. This is a primarily 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. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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OPT 2376L REFRACTOMETRY LABORATORY II-AS 

1 Credit 

This course is a continuation of OPT 2375L. It is designed to 
fine tunc 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 
fiinctions, balance and binocular/phoria/tropia testing. This 
is 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 HAS 

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 

This course is designed to introduce students to the practical 
aspects of frame alignments and adjustments, and the inser- 
tion and removal of lenses from various frames. The course 
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 I-AS 

2 Credits 
This course is designed to educate students in the technical 
skills of performing various procedures within the ophthal- 
mic 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 pharmacology 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; fundamental 
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 course does NOT apply to the 
Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2500L CONTACT LENS THEORY I 
LABORATORY-AS 

2 Credits 
Students will perform competencies related to the handling 
of instruments and charts used in the fitting and designing of 
contact lenses. Students will also learn about the handling 
and evaluation of contact lenses by the fitter and the patient. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatabie. 



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 H 
LABORATORY-AS 

2 Credits 

Students will perform competencies related to the design, 
inspection, modification, evaluation and dispensing of 
spherical contact lenses. The fitting of astigmafic, 
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 

Prerequisite: OPT-2501L 1 Credit 

This course is an advanced hands-on experience in fitting 
contact lenses. . Credit for this course does NOT apply to 
the Associate in Arts degree. 

OPT 2800L VISION CARE CLINICAL IAS 

2 Credits 

This course is designed to allow students to apply 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 2801L 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 

This course 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. 



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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 paralegal, 
and surveys the various fields of law to be covered in the 
Paralegal Studies program. 

PLA 1103 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course presents an introduction to legal research 
including citation form, case law, reading and finding 
statutes, legislative history, constitutional law, administrative 
law, court rules, local rules, loose-leaf services, secondary 
references, computer research, and ethical considerations. 

PLA 2114 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PLA 1103 Legal Research and Writing I 

This course provides research and writing skills that the 
paralegal needs, with emphasis on legal writing and 
computer-assisted legal research. The course is intended to 
familiarize student with problems, procedures, and ethics in 
legal research and writing. Computerized legal research 
techniques using LEXIS are examined in depth to 
complement the techniques learned in PLA 1103. Ethical 
issues in legal research and writing are explored in depth in 
particular issues relating to computer-assisted legal research 
and internet resources. 

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 2600 WILLS, TRUST AND PROBATE 
ADMINISTRATION-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides instruction in estate planning, wills, 
probate practice and procedures, jurisdiction, functions of 
lawyers and personal representatives, initial steps in probate, 
inventory and appraisal, creditors claims, distribution and 
discharge, ancillary administration, and ethical considerations. 



PLA 2610 REAL ESTATE LAW AND PROPERTY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course provides a study of ownership, title issues, legal 
descriptions, real estate contracts, real estate transfers and 
transactions, real estate closings, and ethical 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 paralegals, management of office employees, office 
environment, office systems, office functions, financial 
management, and ethical considerations in law office 
management. 

PLA 2800 FAMILY LAW-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Composition I 

This course presents a study of various aspects of family law 
including marriage, premarital and other agreements, annul- 
ment, 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 

This course is 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. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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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 

This course is a basic course in philosophical thinking. 
Selected readings from Socrates to Sartre are included. 

PHI 2100 LOGIC: REASONING AND CRITICAL 
THINKING-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a basic course in methods and principles in the 
development of correct reasoning. 

PHI 2600 ETHICS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a basic course in philosophical thinking about 
morality, moral problems, and moral judgments. 

REL 1921 NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS IN 
AMERICA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

An exploration of America's new religious movements from 
an interdisciplinary perspective that includes themes such as 
"cults" and the anti-cult movement, charismatic leadership, 
conversion methods, millennialism, modernization and 
globalization. Groups include but are not limited to those 
deriving from 19th century influences and the Biblical 
tradition. New Age, and Neo-Pagan, Eastern arrivals, African 
origins, Native American and the science-related groups such 
as Scientology. 

REL 2300 WORLD RELIGIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents a scholarly introduction to the major 
religious traditions of the world. Course material includes 
historical background, function in society, philosophical 
tenets and sacred texts drawn from Hinduism, Buddhism, 
Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Judaism, Christianity and 
Islam. 

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 1 Credit 
Pre or Co-requisite: 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 and 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 Co-requisite: 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 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: BSC 1094C Pre or Co-requisite: PHT1200, 
PHT1103L 

Course introduces basic human anatomy with an emphasis 
on the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular 
systems. Actions, origins, insertions and innervations of 
muscles are discussed. Surface anatomy is presented with an 
introduction to basic palpation. 

PHT 1103L ANATOMY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST 
ASSISTING LAB 

2 class hours 1 Credit 
Pre or Co-requisite: PHT1103, PHT1200L 

Laboratory sessions for Anatomy for PTA (PHT 1 103) are 
designed to provide the students with an opportunity to 
identify, with accuracy, a variety of bones, bony landmarks, 
muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue structures using 
graphics and various anatomical specimens/models. Basic 
palpation skills are developed. 

PHT 1200 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Pre or Co-requisite: 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. This course presents the basic 
theory of body mechanics, preparation of the patient and the 



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treatment area, positioning and transferring techniques, gait 
training, and wheelchair prescription. Professional behaviors 
are introduced. 

PHT 1200L INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL 
THERAPY LAB 

2 hours 1 Credit 

Pre or Co-requisite: 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 
fiindamentals of patient care. Emphasis is placed on body 
mechanics analysis, positioning procedures, transfers, gait 
training, and basic patient care skills. Case Studies of various 
emphases are placed on data collection relative to the course 
content as well as patient and caregiver education. 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 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1200, PHT 1103 

Pre or Co-requisite: 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. 

PHT 1211L DISABILITIES AND THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES I LAB 

4 hours per weeli 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1200L, PHT 1103L 
Pre or Co-requisite: 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. Emphasis is placed on 
data collection relative to the course content as well as 
patient and caregiver education. 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 4 Credits 

Pre or Co-requisite: 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 1 Credit 
Prerequisites: PHT1300 

Pre or Co-requisite: 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 Co-requisite: 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 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1020 

Pre or Co-requisite: 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 testing procedures, joint 
play and palpation are introduced which aid the student in 
understanding pathological movement patterns. Norma! gait 
is detailed as well as discussion of implications of 
pathological gait patterns. Orthotic interventions for the spine 
and extremities are presented. 

PHT 2120LAPPLIED KINESIOLOGY LAB 

2 hours 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: PHT 2224 L 

Pre or Co-requisite: PHT 2120 

Laboratory sessions for Applied Kinesiology (PHT2120) are 
designed to provide opportunities for the students to practice 
the skills of goniometry and manual muscle testing along with 
special procedures. The student will also perform observation 
of normal and abnormal gait patterns as well as analysis of 
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to address functional deficits. Palpation of surface anatomy 
and review of anatomical/bony landmarks occurs. Through 
completion of case studies, the student correlates 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 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1020 

Pre or Co-requisite: PHT 281 OL 

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 conditions are completed and discussed. 

PHT 2224 DISABILITIES & THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES II 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHT 1103 

Pre or Co-requisite: PHT 1211 and PHT2224L 

Course introduces concepts of therapeutic exercise with 
regards to its principles and objectives. The theory of and 
application of specific exercise regimes are presented. 
Principles of ROM and stretching techniques are presented. 
A basic introduction to goniometry and manual muscle testing 
procedures is presented as it pertains to the development of 
therapeutic exercise interventions. 

PHT 2224L DISABILITIES & THERAPEUTIC 
PROCEDURES II LAB 

4 hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 1103L, PHT 1200L 
Pre or Co-requisite: PHT 2224, PHT1211L 
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 interven- 
tions 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. Emphasis is placed on data collection relative to the 
course content as well as patient and caregiver. 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 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2162 

Pre or Co-requisite: 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 thera- 
peutic 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 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: PHT 2162 

Pre or Co-requisite: 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. Emphasis 
is placed on data collection relative to the course content as 
well as patient and caregiver education. 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 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHT 1810L 
Pre or Co-requisite: 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 HI 

40 hours per week 5 Credits 

Prerequisite: PHT 281 OL, 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. 



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PHT 2931 TRANSITION SEMINAR 

2 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: PHT 2120 
Pre or Co-requisite: PHT 2 704 

This course consists of a discussion and presentation seminar 
course on legal and ethical issues, interpersonal skill 
refinement, employment techniques, quality assurance, and 
career development. Discharge planning concepts are 
reviewed. Empathy for patients and enhanced understanding 
of the challenges of a disability are explored through a 
community advocacy project. A capstone project is completed 
to assess entry level preparation. The course also provides a 
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 2 Credits 

Pre or Co-requisite: 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. 



-POLITICAL SCIENCE- 

INR 2002 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course presents the interactions of nation states in terms 
of political, economic, psychological, and cultural factors; 
power, morality and law among states. Conflict and coopera- 
tion 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 contem- 
porary 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 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: PSY2012 

This course presents an investigation of the forces which 
shape and influence the growth and development of children. 
The course is designed to be of value to those who are or 
expect to be parents, teachers, or who plan to work with 
children in any capacity. 

DEP 2302 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: PSY2012 

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 environ- 
ment as it affects human services and productivity. 

PSY 2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to give all students an introduction to 
psychology as a science and an understanding of psychol- 
ogy'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 experi- 
mental investigation, conditioning and learning, perception, 
cognition, memory, motivation and neuropsychology. 



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-RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY- 

RTE 1000 INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY AND 
PATIENT CARE-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Co-requisite: RTE I503L 

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 pronun- 
ciation of medical terms 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. 

RTE 1418 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC 
EXPOSURE IAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: Program Admittance 

Co-requisite: RTE 1503 

The course leads the student through concepts related to 
radiographic imaging including: beam restriction, grids, 
radiographic film, processing, sensitometry, intensifying 
screens, quality factors, and conversion techniques involving 
manipulation of exposure parameters. 

RTE 1457 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC 
EXPOSURE HAS 

2 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RTE 1613 

Co-requisite: RTE 1814 

This course is designed to build upon the concepts learned in 
RTE 1613, Radiologic Physics, and RTE 1418, Principles of 
Radiographic Exposure I. The course leads the student 
through concepts related to radiographic imaging including: 
film critique, exposure control systems including fixed and 
variable kilovoltage technique chart construction, automatic 
exposure control, and exposure conversion methods. 

RTE 1503 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING I-AS 

3 class hours 4 Credits 
Co-requisites: RTE 1418 and RTE 1S03L 

This course presents a study of radiographic positioning 
procedures covering the upper and lower extremities, chest 
and abdomen. Concepts include radiographic anatomy and 
film analysis. Radiation protection is stressed and demon- 
strated for each procedure. 

RTE 1503L RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING I LAB-AS 

16 class hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Co-requisites: 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. 

RTE 1513 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING HAS 

3 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: RTE 1503 and 1503L 
Co-requisite: RTE 1804 

This course is a continuation of positioning theory and 
application started in RTE 1503. Radiographic procedures 
studied include: the entire vertebral column, bony thorax, 
upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, the biliary system, 
and the genitourinary system. 

RTE 1523 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING III-AS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: RTE 1513 and 1804 
Co-requisite: 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 

Co-requisite: RTE 1824 

This course is designed to teach radiography students 
advanced imaging concepts related to their field. Topics 
covered include: mobile radiography, fluoroscopy, tomo- 
graphy, 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 

Co-requisite: RTE 1804 

This course presents a study of the fundamental units of 
measurement, the structure of matter, and the concepts of 
work, force and energy. The course covers the following 
basics of electricity: electrostatics, electrodynamics, 
magnetism, and the electric generator. Concepts include 
electromagnetic induction, transformers, rectifiers. X-ray 
tubes, and the interactions that produce X-radiation. Radiation 
measurement and basic radiation protection concepts are also 
included. 

RTE 1804 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM IAS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Co-requisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Affiliation agreements with various hospitals enable Edison 
College Radiologic Technology students to gain valuable 



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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. 
Co-requisites: 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 1824 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM III-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Co-requisites: 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 inter- 
relates 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 

Co-requisite: 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 

Co-requisite: 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 
Co-requisites: RTE 1824 

This course offers an investigation of the anatomy, 
equipment, and techniques for special radiographic proce- 
dures. 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 2782 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: RTE 2563 

This course is the study of disease processes of the human 
and how they are identified radiographically. The pathology 
of each major body system and the imaging methods and 
procedures used for diagnosis are explored. 



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RTE 2834 RADIOLOGY PRACTICUM IV-AS 

24 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology 
Program and preceding Practicum course. 
Co-requisites: Accompanying RTE courses for each 
semester of study. 

Afllliation 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 sub- 
divisions. 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. 
Co-requisites: 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 sub- 
divisions. The student at first works closely with a registered 
radiologic technologist. As proficiency and speed increases, 
the student performs examinations in an indirectly supervised 
capacity. Clinical experience involves the student in handling 
and care of patients and various radiographic apparatus. The 
student learns to manipulate exposure factors in all clinical 
situations under many different conditions. Each student gains 
significant experience in routine and special positioning 
methods, surgical radiographic procedures, processing of 
radiographic film, and maintaining radiographic records. 



-READING- 

REA 9001 READING SKILLS I (*) 

4 class hours, 1 open laboratory hour 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: Placement testing or permission of 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. Successful 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 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 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. (See Student 
Skills Section) 

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 physi- 
ology are introduced. 

RET 1275C CLINICAL CARE TECHNIQUES-AS 

1.5 class hours, and 3 laboratory hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1 024 

This combined lecture-laboratory course provides the 
foundation for both clinical skills and basic patient 



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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. 

RET 1616C CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY AND 
PHYSIOLOGY-AS 

2 class hour, 1 laboratory hour 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 IAS 

8 Laboratory or clinical hours 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET I616C, 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 

3 class hours, 5 laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1616C 

Co-requisites: 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, 1.5 laboratory hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 2234C 

Co-requisites: RET 2875L, 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 ACLS 
foundations are also presented. 

RET 2254C RESPIRATORY CARE ASSESSMENT-AS 

3 class hours, 5 laboratory hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 1616C 

Co-requisite: 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 

3 class hours, 5 laboratory hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2234C 
Co-requisites: RET 2875L, RET 2414C 
In this course the student will learn the advanced 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 

2.5 class hours, 1 laboratory hour 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2234C, RET 2254C 
Co-requisites: RET 2264C, RET 2875L 

Respiratory Care students investigate the causes of 
pulmonary diseases and injuries that impact on the 
pulmonary system structure and function. 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 1616C 

Co-requisites: RET 2264C, RET 241 4C, RET 2875L 

This course covers the development and physiology of the 
fetal and neonatal lung including perinatal circulation, 
pulmonary function in infants, and developmental physi- 
ology of the lung. Neonatal and pediatric pulmonary 
disorders and their corresponding respiratory care are 
emphasized. 

RET 2874L CLINICAL PRACTICUM HAS 

24 clinical hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 1616C 
Co-requisites: 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 III-AS 

24 clinical hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: RET 2874L 
Co-requisites: RET 2264C, RET 2244C 

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 monitor- 
ing, cardiac output determination, chest tube drainage, and 
airway management. 

RET 2876L CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV-AS 

36 clinical hours 5 Credits 

Prerequisites: RET 2875, RET 2264C 
Co-requisites: RET 2930 

Under supervision, the student participates in respiratory caie 
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 

3 class hours 2 Credits 
Prerequisite: RET 2264C 

Co-requisites: RET 2876L 

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 



Note: It is recommended that all college preparatory classes he 
completed prior to enrollment in ANY Science Course. 

~ GENERAL SCIENCE ~ 

ISC lOOlC FOUNDATION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY 
SCIENCE I-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Foundations of Interdisciplinary Science is designed to 
provide a broad foundation in science for both education and 
non-education, non-science majors. The two course sequence 
emphasizes scientific and laboratory activities in a hands on 
learning environment. ISCIOOIC addresses the scientific 
method, geologic processes and the structure of the earth, the 
solar system and star formation, electricity and magnetism 
and wave energy. 

ISC 1002C FOUNDATION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY 
SCIENCE II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is an introductory science course. The fields of nuclear 
energy, chemistry, and environmental biology are included. 
The relationships of science to other fields of knowledge and 
to society are also included. This course is recommended as 
a general education course for non-science majors. 

-ANATOMY- 

BSC 1 093C 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, CPT90) 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. 

BSC 1094C ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II-AA 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1093C with a grade of "C" or better. 

This is a combined lecture/lab course format designed to be 
the sequel to BSC 1093C. This course examines how the 
body's organ systems work together to maintain 
homeostasis. The following topics are covered: the endocrine 
system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune 
systems, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary 
system, fluid and electrolyte balance, and reproduction, 
growth and development. 



BSC 1097L SELECTED TOPICS IN A&P I-AA 

1 laboratory hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisite: Minimum of a "C" in BSC 1010, or 
minimum scores of: (SAT-R 540 quantitative and 440 
verbal) or (FCELPT 90 math, 83 reading and 83 sentence 
skills) or (A CT-E 23 math, 18 reading and 1 7 English) 
Co-requisite: 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 
Co-requisite: 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 

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 

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 2004. 

~ BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE- 

BSC 1005 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL 
SCIENCES- AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This survey course provides a foundation for BSC 1010+ 
BSC 1093C and MCB 20 IOC. Topics included are 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 101 0, 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 quantitative 
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(SA T-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, 
fomiulation of problem statements, development of 
investigational techniques and data collection skills used to 
evaluate scientific hypotheses. Investigations using 
computer-based simulation and hands-on exercises 
instrumental techniques common to studies of cell biology 
are employed to study topics introduced in BSC 1010. 

BSC 1011 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 

This course builds on the principles presented in BSC 
lOlO.The major themes of this course arc the structural and 
functional adaptations of populations of organisms which 
permit global biological diversity, the underlying principles 
of population genetics through which new adaptations arise, 
and the impact of natural selection and its ecological basis 
over time. 



BSC lOllL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Investigations using computer-based simulation and hands- 
on exercises employing instrumental and field study 
techniques common to organism level biological studies are 
introduced to study topics employed in BSC 1011. Labora- 
tory 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 infomiation that will 
enable the health sciences student to differentiate between 
the requirements and professional roles unique to each of the 
Health Professions Degrees. 

MCB 20 IOC 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 
applied 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 micro- 
organisms 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 

Co-requisite: CHM 2025L 

This one semester course is designed as a preparatory course 
either for those students planning to enter the CHM 
2045/2046 sequence or for those allied health students 
needing a chemistry prerequisite. Topics to be covered 
include matter, energy, measurements, problem solving 
techniques, the atom, the Periodic Table, chemical bonding, 
chemical formulas, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases, 
liquids, solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium, kinetics and 
thennodynamics. 

CHM 2025L INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE 
CHEMISTRY LABORATORY-AA 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Co-requisite: 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* 

Co-requisite: 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 l-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CHM 2025 with a grade of "C" or better and 
CHM 2025Lwith a grade of "C" or better. (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 I 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: CHM 2025L with a grade of "C" or better 

Co-requisite: 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 with a grade of "C" or better 

This course is the second part of the two semester general 



chemistry sequence. It covers thermodynamics, equilibrium, 
kinetics, oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry. 

CHM 2046L GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisite: CHM 2045 with a grade of "C" or better 
Co-requisite: CHM 2046 

This laboratory course emphasizes thermodynamics, kinetics, 
equilibrium, acid-base reactions, and electrochemistry 
through appropriate laboratory-based 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 with a grade of "C" 
or better 

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 

Prerequisite: CHM 2045L/CHM2046L with a grade of 
"C" or better 

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 

Co-requisite: Students are strongly advised to take CHM 

2211L concurrently with this course. 

This course is the second part of the two semester organic 

chemistry sequence. 

CHM 2211L ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 
LABORATORY-AA 

4 laboratory hours every other week 2 Credits 

Prerequisite: CHM 2210 with a grade of"C" or better. 
Co-requisite: Students are strongly advised to take CHM 
2211 before or concurrently with this lab. 

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, storm- 
water 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 



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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 oppor- 
tunity to apply skills developed in previous courses to 
ecological sampling, data analysis and report preparation; the 
course is recommended for the sophomore year. 

-GEOLOGY- 

GLY 1010 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

For both science and non-science majors. This course 
includes the study of the earth's structure, three major rock 
classifications, minerals, and the erosion factors of waters 
and soils. May be taken before or after GLY 1 100. 

GLY lOlOL PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

In this course students develop skills in mineral and rock 
classifications and erosion factors, develop proficiency with 
aerial and surface map-reading skills, as well as development 
of the scientific method and paradigms to analyze written, 
verbal and visual communication. 

GLY 1100 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This is a study of the earth's history through the study of rock 
layers, the interpretation of fossils, environmental conditions 
in which fossils existed, the dynamic interactions which 
brought about changes in earth structure. The interpretation 
of the historical record and the evolutionary changes 
occurring among certain marine life and land flora and fauna 
is discussed. May be taken before or after GLY 1010. 

GLY llOOL HISTORICAL GEOLOGY 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

In this laboratory course the students study topographic and 
geological maps, fossils, and mineral materials that support 
the historical development of the planet Earth. 

~ MARINE SCIENCE- 

OCB 2010 MARINE BIOLOGY-AA (**) 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: BSC 1010 or one year of high school biology, 
or permission of instructor 

This course is an introduction to the biology of the sea and 
elementary oceanography. Emphasis is placed on living 
organisms of the sea and their marine environment. 

OCB 2010L MARINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY-AA (**) 
3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

This laboratory course emphasizes field collection methods 
and organism identification. Measurements are made with 
respect to the physio-chemical properties of the sea and water 
column profiles, as well as the pattern of waves in currents. 
The taxonomy laboratory includes identification of a variety 
of invertebrate and vertebrate organisms. Boat-centered field 
experiences are frequently utilized. 

OCE lOOlC OCEANOGRAPHY I: A 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Oceanography is a true science but not a traditional science. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



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 IODIC covers geological, chemical, and physical ocean- 
ography. 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 
LABORATORY-AA 

3 laboratory hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 or MAC 1147 
Co-requisite: Students are strongly advised to take PHY 

1053 before or concurrently with this lab. 

This course is a companion to PHY 1053 and includes 
comprehensive experiments, data collection and interpre- 
tation to illustrate concepts and principles related to force 
and motion, work and energy, rotation, gravity and properties 
of matter. 

PHY 1054 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS H-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 

Prerequisite: PHY 1053 

Co-requisite: Students are strongly advised to take PHY 

1054 before or concurrently with this lab. 

This course is a companion to PHY 1054 and includes 
comprehensive experiments, data collection and interpre- 
tation 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 

Prerequisite: MAC 2311/MAC 2312 (MAC 2312 may be 
taken concurrently) 

Co-requisite: Students are strongly advised to take PHY 
2048 before or concurrently with this lab. 
This course is a companion to PHY 2048 and includes 
comprehensive experiments, data collection and interpre- 
tation 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 

Prerequisite: PHY 2048 

Co-requisite: Students are strongly advised to take PHY 
2049 before or concurrently with this lab. 

This course is a companion to PHY 2049 and includes 
comprehensive experiments, data collection and interpre- 
tation 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. 

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. (1) 

-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 communi- 
cating 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. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

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-STUDENT LIFE SKILLS 



-THEATRE ARTS- 



SLS 1101 COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This course is designed to make the adjustment of the first 
time entering college student, as well as the reentering 
student, more comfortable and successful. It also helps the 
student develop effective learning strategies and techniques 
in order to be successful in college studies. The course is 
intended to positively impact the academic performance, 
social adjustment, and personal growth of the student. 

SLS 1107 ACHIEVING ACADEMIC SUCCESS-AA 

3 class hours 1 Credit 

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 and oral communication skills. In 
addition, the course will promote self-esteem and a desire to 
succeed, not only in their academic performance, but in their 
personal and professional lives. 

SLS 2261 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

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. 

SLS 1331 PERSONAL BUSINESS SKILLS - AA 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is designed to prepare students, business 
managers and supervisors to meet the challenges in the ever 
changing 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. 

SLS 1533 IMPROVING MATHEMATICS SKILS BY 
REDUCING ANXIETY -AA 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

This course is designed to assist students in confronting, 
understanding and overcoming their mathematics anxieties 
by improving study skills unique to learning mathematics 
through the use of relevant mathematical applications and 
concrete mathematics manipulatives. (See mathematics 
section) 

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. (See reading 
section) 



ENG 2100 AMERICAN CINEMA-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

This tele-course 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. (I) 

TPA 1200, 2200 FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE 
PRACTICE I-II-AA 
6 studio hours 1 Credit 

This course presents instruction and practical experience in 
stagecraft, design, lighting, and costume in connection with 
college or professional productions. This course may be 
repeated once for credit. 

TPP 1110, nil ACTING I-II-AA 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: 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. 

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN 
PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT 

(Upper Division courses limited to students admitted into a bac- 
calaureate program major) 

DSC 3034 TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: £A'C 1101, E.\C 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

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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 
emergency management interventions. Course topics 
include descriptions and critiques of local, national, and 
international resources and initiatives in this evolving 
modem phenomenon. 

ISM 3004 INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
FOR BUSINESS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade ofC or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and three 
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: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade ofC or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and three 
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: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three 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: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC llOl', ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course analyzes modem methods and theories in human 
resources management, personal administration. Topics 
include recruitment, promotion, performance evaluation, 
dismissal, and training. 



MAN 3641 ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade ofC or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102 and three 
semester hours of college level mathematics. 
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. 

MAN 4701 BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIETY-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course explores roles of personal, organizational, and 
societal values and ethics in society. Topics include explo- 
ration 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 gov- 
ernment in society. 

MAN 4720 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND 
ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course examines strategic planning and work organiza- 
tion as well as the development of organizational policies 
and procedures. Topics include corporate planning, organi- 
zational analysis and design, change implementation, design 
and oversight of policies, determining organizational direc- 
tion, developing organizational direction, developing orga- 
nizational strategy, and evaluation and control and its 
application within an organization. 

PAD 3204 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC 
SECTOR-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three 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 man- 
agement performance. 

PAD 3712 INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 
This course examines the issues related to managing digital 
technology in the public sector. This course introduces stu- 
dents to E-govemment applications; including planning pro- 
curement, implementation, evaluation, and limitations of 
information technologies. 

PAD 3820 PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM INTEGRATION-BAS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 



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

(**) Offered if sufTicient demand 

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This course compares and contrasts the various components 
of the public safety sector. The course examines the woric- 
ing 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: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three 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 ad- 
dresses legal and ethical considerations in grant and contract 
management. 

PAD 4393 CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 

This course studies the techniques, skills, and infonnation 
systems needed to implement command and control appli- 
cations during significant emergencies. 

PAD 4426 PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR RELATIONS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three 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. 

PAD 4442 PUBLIC RELATIONS-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 
The course studies the complex field of educating the public 
and responding to public concerns. Students will design in- 
tegrated plans and develop professional contacts within the 
public safety system. 

PAD 4604 REGULATORY POLICY AND 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY 
SECTOR-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 

This course examines the issues of administrative ethics in 
public service. Topics include integrity, ethics codes, admin- 
istrative discretion, secrecy and sunshine laws, organizational 
pressures, and policies on whistleblowing. 

PAD 4878 MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must be eligible to graduate from the 
Public Safety Management BAS program to enroll in the 
capstone course. Public Safety Management elective 
courses may be taken concurrently, but all other courses 
(including general education and foreign language) must 
be successfully completed. 



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 regard- 
ing the program will be obtained during the course and used 
for program improvement. 

PAD 4932 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC 
SAFETY-BAS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisite: Students must complete the following courses 
with a grade of C or better: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and 
three semester hours of college level mathematics. 

This course addresses a contemporary theme relevant to pub- 
lic 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. 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN 
SECONDARY EDUCATION 

(Upper Division courses limited to students admitted into a 
baccalaureate program major) 

EDF 3214 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING-BS 
3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: PSY2012 General Psychology or DEP 2004 
Human Growth and Development 

This course is designed to cover principles of learning and 
student development and the applications to learning/teach- 
ing situations. Self-concept, motivation, view of intelligence 
and assessment are examined with opportunities to analyze 
teaching/learning episodes and to develop a repertoire of 
teaching approaches. Emphasis is placed on the interactions 
between the role of the teacher and the needs and learning 
styles of students at various developmental ages and stages. 

EDG 3410 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in 
Education Program OR special permission from the Asso- 
ciate Dean of Baccalaureate programs. 

This course covers the principles, strategies and methods for 
creating an effective learning environment that encourages 
positive social interaction and communication among mem- 
bers of the learning community. The course emphasizes atti- 
tudes, language patterns, values and behaviors for eliciting 
and maintaining student learning as well as on-task behav- 
iors. The course also includes methods and strategies for con- 
sulting with other school professionals and parents. 

EEX 3012 EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS WITH 
EXCEPTIONALITIES-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science Pro- 
gram in Education OR special permission from the Asso- 
ciate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of ex- 
ceptional student education. It is a course that is suitable for 
students who are entering a program to prepare them for ca- 
reers in working with exceptional children or adults. It is also 
appropriate for those who may be majoring in other fields 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

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but who are interested in becoming familiar with terminol- 
ogy, concepts and issues that are important for an under- 
standing of the needs of people with disabilities and the types 
of services that are available to them. 

ESE 4323 EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science Pro- 
gram in Education OR special permission from the Asso- 
ciate Dean of Baccalaureate Programs 

This course is designed for all students in teacher education 
and focuses on assessment concepts that are critical for good 
teaching. The course examines current issues in measure- 
ment and analyzes a variety of assessment instruments, and 
helps learners interpret standardized assessments commonly 
used in public schools. 

MAE 3320C TEACHING METHODS IN MIDDLE 

SCHOOL MATHEMATICS WITH PRACTICUM-BS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science Pro- 
gram in Education OR special permission from the Asso- 
ciate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 

This course is required in the undergraduate Mathematics 
Education program and should be taken as a pre-requisite for 
MAE 4330. Its major goal is to provide prospective middle 
school teachers the opportunity to develop concepts, skills 
and pedagogical procedures for effective teaching of mathe- 
matics in grades 6-9. To this end, the course will provide for 
an integration of mathematics content and the middle school 
philosophy while examining learning and teaching at this 
level. Such a course is recommended by the National Coun- 
cil Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). 

MAE 4330C TEACHING METHODS IN SECONDARY 

SCHOOL MATHEMATICS WITH PRACTICUM-BS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science Pro- 
gram in Education OR special permission from the Asso- 
ciate Dean of Baccalaureate Programs 

This course is required for students who are majoring in 
mathematics education. It is designed to prepare the student 
for a successful internship experience, by bridging the per- 
ceived gap between theory and practice. This course ad- 
dresses the required instructional methods, techniques, 
strategies, resources and assessment considerations for ef- 
fective teaching of secondary mathematics including peda- 
gogy of early algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus; 
through the use of problem solving, cooperative learning and 
appropriate technology. 

MAE 4930 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SECONDARY 
EDUCATION I (MATH)-BS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in 
Education program or Special permission from the Asso- 
ciate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 
This course is designed to prepare individuals to teach in 
Mathematics. This course allows students opportunities to 
begin their pre-professional teacher portfolio, demonstrate 
writing skills and assess student disposition records to be 
kept throughout the remainder of their coursework. This 
course also presents students with qualitative and quantita- 
tive research skills, as well as current library and technology 
resources available. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

(t) Designates a class that is repeatable. 



MAE 4931 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SECONDARY 
EDUCATION II (MATH)-BS 

1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in 
Education program, SCE 4930 Special Topics in Educa- 
tion I (Math) OR Special permission from the Associate 
Dean of Baccalaureate programs 

This course is designed to allow Secondary Education stu- 
dents an opportunity to explore additional trends within the 
local school districts and to exhibit and review portfolio and 
other professional development opportunities. 

MAE 4940 INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 
WITH MATHEMATICS EMPHASISES 
12 Credits 

Contact hours: a minimum of 35 hours per week for 15 
weeks. 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Secondary 
Math Education BS program requirements and passing of 
all sections of General Knowledge and Professional Edu- 
cation Exam. This course is limited to Edison College 
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree-seeking stu- 
dents. 

This course requires a teacher candidate to demonstrate com- 
petency on the twelve Florida Educator Accomplished Prac- 
tices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level during one 
semester of fiill day internship in a public or private school 
approved by the Dean. The internship also includes a series 
of mandatory professional leadership seminars. 

MTG 3212 COLLEGE GEOMETRY-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytical Geom- 
etry II. This course is intended for students admitted into 
the Bachelor of Science Program in Education. Students 
may seek special permission from the Associate Dean of 
Baccalaureate Programs to enroll 

This course presents the axioms, basic concepts, proofs and 
constructions of Euclidean geometry involving segments, an- 
gles, triangles, polygons, circles, parallel lines and similarity. 
Constructions are made using both compass and straightedge 
and interactive geometry software. The course also presents 
basic concepts of non-Euclidean geometries including hy- 
perbolic and spherical. 

PCB 3023C CELL BIOLOGY-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: BSC 1010 Biological Science I with Lab; 
BSC 1011 Biological Science II with Lab 

This course offers a detailed examination into the molecular 
and cellular concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The 
cell theory, cell organization, and various cellular processes 
and metabolic pathways including the cell cycle, meiosis, 
respiration, photosynthesis, DNA replication, and protein 
synthesis will be explored. Consideration will also be given 
to viruses, pathogens, advances in DNA technology and con- 
temporary laboratory techniques. 

RED 4335 TEACHING READING IN THE CONTENT 
AREAS-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in 
program in Education or special permission from the As- 
sociate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 
This course is designed to promote effective teaching of lit- 
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this course is placed on current theories, methods and mate- 
rials used in content area literacy instruction. Lecture discus- 
sion, simulated teaching and fieldwork constitute different 
course activities. Also, this course emphasizes that reading is 
a process of student engagements in both fluent decoding of 
words and construction of meaning. This course covers 
knowledge of language structure and function and cognition 
for each of the five major components of the reading process. 

RED 4350 LITERACY CONTENT AND PROCESSES-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 
Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science pro- 
gram in Education or special permission from the Associ- 
ate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 

This course examines literacy from an integrated perspec- 
tive. Intermediate elementary and middle school children are 
the focus for the study that includes assessment and instruc- 
tional planning for developmental reading, writing, listen- 
ing, speaking and the support skills for the language arts. 
Skills for integrating literacy into the math and science class- 
room will be addressed. 

SCE 3320C TEACHING METHODS IN MIDDLE 
SCHOOL SCIENCE WITH PRACTICUM -BS 

4 class hours 4 Credits 
Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science pro- 
gram in Education or special permission from the Associ- 
ate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 

Techniques and materials of instruction for teaching science 
in the middle grades. In this course students learn principles 
of effective curriculum design and assessment and apply 
these principles by designing and developing interactive sci- 
ence curriculum projects and assessments for middle school 
students. This course includes a practicum in which students 
present their projects in middle school classroom environ- 
ments. This course addresses specific Sunshine State Stan- 
dards subject matter competencies and pedagogy pertinent 
to the discipline and required for certification. 

SCE 4330C TEACHING METHODS IN HIGH SCHOOL 
SCIENCE WITH PRACTICUM-BS 
4 class hours 4 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science pro- 
gram in Education or special permission from the Associ- 
ate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 
This course is designed to enlarge and expand the instruc- 
tional theories, ideas and strategies developed and discussed 
in the two previous courses; Science Matters and Interactive 
Projects that Promote Learning in Science. This course will 
help the student gain knowledge and skills necessary to be- 
come an effective teacher and leader in the area of secondary 
school biology or middle school science. The activities in this 
course will develop the theoretical basis for science instruc- 
tion intended for middle school and secondary school students 
and illustrate and apply models for instruction in science 
courses involving laboratory, field activities and technology 
in the process of enhancing a student's understanding of sci- 
ence. The course will also provide practical experience in 
planning, implementing, assessing and evaluating science in- 
struction. This course addresses specific Sunshine State Stan- 
dards, subject matter competencies and pedagogy pertinent 
to the discipline and required certification. 



SCE 4930 SPECIALTOPICS IN SECONDARY 
EDUCATION I (SCIENCE)-BS 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in 
Education Program or Special permission from the Asso- 
ciate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 
This course is designed to prepare individuals to teach in 
Secondary Biology Programs or a combination of biological 
and physical subject matter areas. This course allows stu- 
dents opportunities to begin their pre-professional teacher 
portfolio, demonstrate writing skills and assess student dis- 
posifion records to be kept throughout the remainder of their 
coursework. This course also presents students with qualita- 
tive and quantitative research skills, as well as current library 
and technology resources available. 

SCE 4931 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SECONDARY 
EDUCATION II (SCIENCE)-BS 
1 class hour 1 Credit 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in 
Education program 

SCE4930 Special Topics in Education I (Science) OR Spe- 
cial permission from the Associate Dean of Baccalaureate 
programs 

This course is designed to allow Secondary Education stu- 
dents an opportunity to explore educational trends within 
local school districts and to exhibit and review portfolio and 
other professional development opportunities. 

SCE 4940 INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 

WITH BIOLOGY EMPHASIS-BS 

12 Credits 

Contact hours: a minimum of 35 hours per week for 15 
weeks 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all program re- 
quirements and passing of all sections of General Knowl- 
edge and Professional Education section of the Florida 
Teacher Certification Exam. This course is limited to Edi- 
son College Bachelor of Science in Biology degree-seeking 
students. 

This course requires a teacher candidate to demonstrate pre- 
professional competencies during one semester of full day 
internship in a public or private school approved by the 
Dean. The internship includes a series of mandatory profes- 
sional seminars. 

TSL 4340 METHODS, CURRICULUM AND 
INSTRUCTION (K-I2)-BS 

3 class hours 3 Credits 

Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science pro- 
gram in Education or special permission from the Associ- 
ate Dean of Baccalaureate programs 
This course examines the development of instructional skills, 
techniques and strategies for teaching English to non-native 
speakers in grades K-12; required for area of concentration 
in TESOL and for the Florida add-on ESOL endorsement. 



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

(**) Offered if sufficient demand 

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ADMINISTRATION & FACULTY 



ADMINISTRATION* 



.District President 



WALKER, Kenneth P. 

B.A., University of Texas, Austin 
M.A., East Texas State University 
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 

THOMAS, Noreen District Executive Vice President 

B.S., Daemen College 

M.Ed., Eastern Michigan University 

Ed.D., University of Texas, Austin 

PENDLETON, Edith District Vice President, 

Grants and Strategic Initiatives 
B.J., M.A., University of Missouri 
Ph.D., University of South Florida 

McCLINTOCK, Maureen District Vice President, 

Planning & Accreditation; 
Executive Director College Foundation 
A.A., Mineral Area College 
B.A., M.B.A., University of South Florida 

Charlotte Campus 

LAND, Patricia President, Charlotte Campus 

B.A., M.Ed, University of Florida 
Ed.D, University of Tennessee-Knoxville 

ATKINS, Steve Campus Dean 

B.A., Elon College 

M.A., University of North Carolina, Charlotte 

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro 

REYNOLDS, Jamie G Campus Director, Learning Resources 

B.A., Georgia State College 
M.L.S., Florida State University 
M.B.A., University of South Florida 

GILFERT, Christy Campus Director, Student Services 

B.A., Rollins College 
M.S., Capella University 

WILCOX, Ann Development Officer 

ESDALE, Janice Coordinator, Academic Success Center 

B.S., Ohio University 

Collier Campus 

ALLBRITTEN, Jeffery President, Collier Campus 

B.S., M.S., Murray State University 
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University 

Campus Dean 



LINCK Jr., Henry 

B.A., Gettysburg College 
M.A., Morgan State University 
Ed.D., University of Maryland 

VALENTI, Tony Campus Director, Learning Resources 

B.A., University of Connecticut 
M.A., University of South Florida 

SOTO, M. Cristina Campus Director, Student Services 

B.A., M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University 

MILLER, Kevin Development Officer 

B.S., Florida State University 

HELTSLEY, Warren L Coordinator, Continuing Education 

A.A., Gateway Technical Institute 

B.A., Carthage College 

M.P.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 



Hendry/Glades Services 

KELLEY, Lucinda Dean 

B.A., Southeastern College 

M.S., Nova Southeastern University 

BRUHN, Brooke Student Services Coordinator 

B.S., University of Central Florida 

Lee Campus 

JONES, Robert R President, Lee Campus 

A.A.S., Navarro College 
B.A., University of Texas, Austin 
M.B.A., University of Texas, Tyler 
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University 

Baccalaureate and University Programs 

ZIMMERMAN, Kristen Associate Dean 

B.S., M.A., Michigan State University 

SMITH, Kathleen Coordinator, Edison University Center 

A. A., Edison College 

Office of the Registrar 

SILVA, Billee District Registrar 

B.A., Central Michigan University 
M.Ed., Florida Gulf Coast University 

MEDHURST, Ray Associate Registrar 

A.A., Edison College 

B.A., M.Ed., University of South Florida 

MITCHELL, Pat Student Services Supervisor 

B.A., University of South Florida 

Student Financial Aid 

LEWIS, Cindy District Director 

A.A, Edison College 

B.A., University of South Florida 

MORGAN, Catherine Assistant Director 

A.A, Edison College 

B.S., University of South Florida 

Student Life 

VACANT District Director 

Counseling, Advising and Assessment 

MORRIS, Kathleen B District Director 

B.S. Indiana University 
M.A. University of Redlands 

POTTS, Susan P Coordinator, Counseling Services 

B.A., Russell Sage College 
M.Ed., College of St. Rose 

KENNEDY, Kevin Coordinator, Retention Services 

B.A., Mt. Marty College 

M.A., Ed.D., University of South Dakota 

DOWNEY-FRITZ, Jeannette Advising Services Manager 

B.S., M.S.E., University of Kentucky 

BRENNAN, Barb Assessment Services Manager 

B.S., M.A., Western Michigan University 
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology 



Student Support Services 

REY-GOMEZ, Carmen 

B.A., Central State University 
M.S.W., University of Connecticut 



.Director 



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Facilities Planning and Management 

NICE, Steve District Director 

B.A., Clarion State University 
M.A., St. Thomas University 

PARFITT, Richard Manager. Public Safety & Security 

A.S., Westmoreland County Community College 

B.A., University of Pittsburgh 

M.A., California University of Pennsylvania 

Finance and Accounting 

DOEBLE, Gina Executive Director, Financial Services 

B.A., Arizona State University 
M.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 

POLANCO, Guillermo Assistant Director 

B.A., University of South Florida 

Human Resources 

FAIRFAX, Pamela A District Director 

B.S., MB. A., George Mason University 

ETHERIDGE, Bonnie Assistant Director 

A.A., University of South Florida 
B.S., Florida International University 

Purchasing and Auxiliary Services 

TUDOR, Lisa District Director 

B.B.A., University of Miami 

Foundation 

GALLOWAY, Tracey L District Director, Development 

B.B.A., Northwood University 
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University 

Institutional Effectiveness 

GORDIN, Patricia C District Director 

B.A., Rockford College 
M.B.A., University of South Florida 
M.Ed., Florida Gulf Coast University 
Ph.D., University of South Florida 

Academic Services 

MANGENE, Pam Manager, Academic Services 

B.A., University of Texas 

M.A., University of New Hampshire 

OHLEMACHER, Janet Learning Outcomes Faculty 

B.A., Barry University 
M.S., Nova University 

Learning Resources 

FAULKNER, Mary District Director 

B.A., Ohio University 
M.L.S., University of Kentucky 

DOWD, Frank Learning Resources Faculty 

B.A., Michigan State University 
M.L.S., University of Michigan 

SHULUK, William Learning Resources Faculty 

B.S., Mercy College 

M.S., Long Island University 

M.L.S., Queen's College, CUNY 

CHARLES, Jane Learning Resources Faculty 

B.A., University of South Florida 
M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh 
M.A., North Carolina State University 



Upward Bound 

DAILEY, Paula Director 

B.A., Georgetown College 
M.Ed., Morehead State University 

Technology Services 

TRASK, Mark District Director 

B.A., Bradley University 
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin 

KREMSKI BRONDER, Lori Assistant Director, 

A.A.S., John A. Logan College Technology Center 

B.S., M.S., Southern Illinois University 

SANKIES, David Assistant Director, Technology Center 

A.S., Suffolk County Community College 
B.S., NY Institute of Technology 

Edison Online 

MYERS, Mary R Associate Dean 

B.S., Purdue University 

M.Ed., University of South Florida 

INSTRUCTION 

Academic Support Programs 

NEWELL, Patricia Associate District Dean, 

^ r. „,r^r.r^ , Acadcwic SuDDort Programs 

B.S., SUNY-Fredoma ^^ * 

M.S., Elmira College 

KAYE, Joseph Coordinator, 

, , ^ ,. ^ „ Students with Disabilities 

A. A., Edison College 

B.S., University of Central Florida 

M.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 

MORGAN, Fredrick D., II Project Hope 

District Coordinator 
B.A., South Carolina State College 

English - DLA 

ALEXANDER, Karlene Professor 

B.A., University of West Indies 
Ed.D., University of Miami 

GROVE, Jennifer Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 

MOORE, Roberta Professor 

B.A., University of Texas, Austin 
M.A., University of Massachusetts 
M.B.A., University of Colorado 

ROTONDA, Violeta Professor 

B.A., Universidad del Salvador 
M.A., Florida International University 

Mathematics - DLA 

DANIELS, James M Professor 

B.S., Vanderbilt University 
M.A., University of South Florida 
J.D., Emory University 

EGGLESTON, Sabine Professor 

B.A., University of South Florida 
M.A., Florida Gulf Coast University 

LAVRACK, Kevin Professor 

B.A., Spring Arbor College 
M.A., Michigan State University 

MARSHALL, Dorothy Professor 

A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College 
M.Ed., University of Virginia 



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Reading - DLA 

EWALD, Cynthia Professor 

B.A., Western Michigan University 
M.A., Central Michigan University 

LEMASTER, Melanie M Professor 

B.Ed., M.Ed., Shippenburg University 

TYE, Jesslyn Professor 

B.S., Florida Southern College 
M. A., University of South Florida 

Student Success Programs 

GRISSOM, Teresa Coordinator 

B.S., M.S., Eastern Illinois University 

Bachelor of Applied Science Program 

LANDAU, Douglas Professor, Public 

Safety Management, Temp 
B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey 
M.A., New York University 
Ph.D., Idaho State University 

NAY, Douglas Professor, Management 

B.S., Rutgers University 
M.B.A., New York University 
Ph.D., Pace University 

VACANT Professor 

Division of Arts and Sciences 

BEESON, Robert Lee Campus VP/Academic Affairs 

District Dean of Instruction 
A.A., Erie Community College 
B.A., SUNY Buffalo 
M.Div., D.Min., Wesley Theological Seminary 

DENNISON, Rodney Associate Dean 

B.S., Lincoln Memorial University 
M.Ed., E. Tennessee State University-Chattanooga 
M.S., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University 

KOUPELIS, Theodoros Associate Dean 

B.S., Aristotle University 

M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester 

Gallery 

BISHOP Jr., Ronald Director 

B.F.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha 
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art 

Communications 

English 

AMBROSE, Martha Professor 

B.A., University of Missouri 
M.Phil., University of York (England) 

BUNTING, Eleanor E Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 

CAHILL, Maria Professor 

B.A., University of Washington 
M.A., Georgia Southern University 

DESJARDINS, Margaret M Professor 

B.S., M.Ed., Salem State College 
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University 

GRIFFITH, Barbara Professor 

B.A., Midwestern College 
M.A., Oakland University 



JOHNSON, Thomas P Professor 

B A., Concordia Senior College 
M.A., University of North Carolina 

LEHRIAN, Amanda Professor 

B.A., Millersville University 
M.A., Pennsylvania State University 

LUTHER, David Professor 

B.A., University of Detroit 

M.A., Ph..D., Wayne State University 

OROBELLO, Natala Professor 

B.S., M.A., M.S., Long Island University 

MILLER, Kathia L Professor 

A.B., Cornell University 

M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University 

PELOT, John Professor 

B.A., Eckerd College 

M.F.A., University of North Carolina 

WAYNE, Thomas Professor 

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
M.A., Northeastern University 
Ph.D., University of Louisiana 

VACANT. Professor 

Foreign Languages 

JAEN, Janice Professor 

B.A., M.A., Purdue University 
M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University 

MAYORAL, Fernando Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of South Florida 

TUCKER, William Professor/EAP 

B.S., M.A., Central Missouri State University 

Speech 

CONNELL, John R Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida 
Ph.D., University of Florida 

EASTMAN, Ann Professor 

B.A., University of Missouri 

M.Ed., Mississippi College 

Ed.D., University of Central Florida 

PASCHALL, Katie Professor 

B.A., M.A., Murray State University 
Ph.D., University of Florida 

WALTERS, Myra P Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Alabama 

Humanities 

CHASE, Wendy Professor 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University 

HAYES, John C Professor 

B.A., Eckerd College 

M.L. A., University of South Florida 

HOOVER, Dale Professor 

B.A., West Chester State University 
M.A., Indiana State University 
Ph.D., Ohio State University 

ROOKS, Sharon E Professor 

B.A., Emory & Henry College 
M.A., University of Tennessee 
Ph.D., Florida State University 

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Music 

CORNISH, Glenn S Professor 

B.A., University of Connecticut 
D.M., Florida State University 

VACANT Professor 

Education 

HARREL, Erin Professor 

B.S., University of Toledo 

M.S., Nova Southeastern University 

Ph.D., Barry University 

Social Sciences 
Economics 

CLARK, Kathy Professor 

B.A., Campbellsville College 
M.B.A., Moorehead State University 

VACANT Professor 

Ethics/Philosophy 

SWANSON, Russell Professor 

B.A., Flagler College 

M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University 

VACANT Professor 

History 

DONNELLY, Ginger Professor 

A.A., Broward Community College 
B.A., M.A., Florida Atlantic University 

HERMAN, Mark C Professor 

B.A., Shelton College 

M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina 

Psychology 

HAGAN, III, Samuel J Professor 

A.A., Georgia Military College 

A.B., M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia- Athens 

MAETZKE, Sabine Professor 

M.A., University of Central Florida 
Ph.D., University of Tennessee 

VACANT Professor 

Sociology /Psychology 

CAMPBELL, Lee Professor 

C.A.S., John Hopkins University 
M.Ed., Antioch University 
Ph.D., Union Institute 

DeWEES, Mari Professor 

B.A., University of Florida 
M.A., Auburn University 

Mathematics 

AXELROD, Rona Professor 

B.A., University of Rochester 
M.S., Rutgers State University 

BERTHIAUME, Rebecca Professor 

B.A., M.A., University of Virginia 

BERTHIAUME, Scott Professor 

B.A., Worcester State College 
M.A., University of Virginia 

DANIELS, James Professor 

B.S., Vanderbilt University 
M.A., University of South Florida 
J.D., Emory University 



GARRETT, Laurice A Professor 

B.A., North Park College 

M.Ed., University of South Florida 

HALL, Beverly Professor 

B.A., Gordon College 

M.A., Lowell Technical Institute 

HICKS, Lloyd R Professor 

B.S., M.Ed., University of Illinois 

LEWIN, JoAnn P Professor 

B.S., Emory University 
M.A., Washington University 

RANSFORD, Donald Professor 

B.S., M.S., Indiana State University 

SALEM, John Professor 

B.A., Pennsylvania State University 
M.A., Nova Southeastern University 

SMITH, Christine Professor 

B.E., University of Toledo 
M.E., University of South Florida 
Ed.S., Nova Southeastern University 

SMITH, Ronald Professor 

B.S., University of Illinois 
M.S., Southern Illinois University 
Ph.D., University of South Florida 

VAN GLABEK, Helen Joan Professor 

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
M.S., George Mason University 
Ph.D., University of Maryland 

WARD, James Professor 

B.S., Tuskegee University 
M.A., University of Michigan 

WARREN, Donald M Professor 

B.S., Bucknell University 
M.A., Villanova University 

VACANT Professor 

Anatomy and Physiology 

WOLFSON,Jed Professor 

B.A., Hunter College 

D.D.S., Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine 

Basic Science 

SMITH, Gregory Professor 

B.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida 

Biology 

ALLEN, Constance Professor 

B.A., Anderson University 
M.S., Indiana University 

BLACK, Cheryl Professor 

B.S., Kent State University 

M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University 

O'NEAL, Lyman Professor 

B.A., Oakland City College 

M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota 

PRABHU, Nirmala V. Professor 

B.S., M.S., University of India-Madras 
M.S., University of Georgia 

ROMEO, Peggy Professor 

B.S., Fairmont State College 
M.S., West Virginia University 



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SOLOMON, Abraham Professor 

B.A., Carleton University 
M.D., University of De Liege 

WEINLAND, Linda S Pmfessor 

B.S., Bucknell University 
M.S., Wright State University 

WILCOX, WiiHam H J'rofessor 

B.S., M.S., Memphis State University 
Ph.D., University of Tennessee 

Chemistry 

BURNS, Robert Professor 

B.A., Rutgers State University 
Ph.D., Iowa State University 

DONALDSON, Kurt D Professor 

B.S., University of Alabama 
Ph.D., Florida State University 

McGARITY, Lisa Ann Professor 

B.A., M.S., University of Montana 
Ed.D., University of Central Florida 

ROHRBACH, David F. Professor 

B.S., Pennsylvania State University 
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati 

SCOTT, Jamie M Professor 

B.S., University of Maryland 
Ph.D., University of Florida 

Physical Science 

MANACHERIL, George T. Professor 

B.S., M.S., University of Kerala-India 

Physics 

COMAN, Marius Professor 

B.A., University of Bucharest 

M.S., Florida International University 

Ph.D., Florida International University 

DABBY, William Professor 

B.A., Columbia University 

M.A., California State University at Long Beach 

Division of Professional and Technical Studies 

ROSHON, William District Dean of Instruction 

B.S., Ohio University 
M.S., Barry University 

RATH, Thomas Associate Dean 

B.A., St. University of New York 

M.S., College Misericodia 

Ed.D., University of Central Florida 

FOY, Dennette Program Analyst 

A. A., Edison College 

B.S., M.Ed., University of South Florida 

Golf Course Operations 

BERNDT, William L Coordinator 

B.S. Central Michigan University 
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University 

Early Childhood Education 

SCHAEFFER, Elaine Coordinator 

B.S., Lesley University 

M.P.H., Newton College of the Sacred Heart 

Accounting 

BIGGETT, Eari S Professor 

B.B.A., lona College 
M.B.A., St. John's University 



BUGGER, Leroy Professor 

B.S., M.B.A., Southern Illinois University 

MC CARTNEY KING, Stephanie Professor 

B.S., M.B.A., West Virginia University 

Business 

HAYDEN, Michael D Professor 

B.A., Amherst College 
M.B.A., University of Colorado 

OLIVER, David G Professor 

B.S., New England College 

M.B.A., American International College 

Computer Programming and Analysis 

JOHNSON, Deborah Professor 

B.S., Mount Saint Mary College 
M.S., Union College 

SMITH, Charles E Professor 

A.A., Edison College 
B.S., Troy State University 
M.A., Webster University 

VACANT Professor 

Drafting and Design 

DAMBROSE, Albert Professor 

A.A., Edison College 

B.A., M.A., University of Florida 

Networking Services Technology 

DUBETZ, Martin Professor 

B.S., Kettering University 
M.S., Wayne State University 
Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada) 

Health Professions 

LEWIS, Mary Associate District Dean 

And Interim District Dean, Nursing 
B.S.N., University of Wisconsin 
M.B.A., International University 
M.S.N., Barry University 
Ed.D., University of Central Florida 

Cardiovascular Technologies 

DAVIS, Robert Jeffrey Coordinator. CVT Program 

A.A., A.S., Edison College 
B.S., University of South Florida 

Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant 

MOLUMBY, Karen Coordinator 

A.A.S., Milwaukee Area Technical College 

B.S., University of Maryland 

M.B.A., Concordia University, Wisconsin 

OLITSKY, Richard Dental Clinical Supervisor 

D.D.S., Temple University 

PATTERSON, Jill Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Pensacola Junior College 
B.S., University of West Florida 

Radiologic Technology 

MAYHEW, James Coordinator 

B.S., Columbia Union College 
M.S., Ferris State University 

SWANSON, Coleen Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Northeastern University 
B.S., International College 

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COSTELLO, Nancy Clinical Coordinator 

A.S., Edison College 

B.A., Westfieid State College 

Respiratory Care 

ELSBERRY, Jeffrey Coordinator 

B.A., University of Central Florida 
M.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida 

KARPELSindee Clinical Coordinator, 

Cardiovascular Technology, 

_ „ .. Respiratory Care Programs 

B.A., Queens College y J' & 

M.P.A., Long Island University, CW Post Center 

Nursing 

VACANT District Director 

JOHNSON, Anita Coordinator 

B.S.N., M.A., Bethel College 

ARCIDIACONO, Patricia Coordinator 

B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University 
M.A., New York University 

HOLBROOK, Bobby R Coordinator 

A.S., Edison College 

B.S.N., Florida Gulf Coast University 

ROTHWELL, Sharon Coordinator 

B.S.N., University of South Florida 
M.S.N., University of Miami 

HARNER, Anne Clinical Supervisor, Nursing Lab 

A.S., Edison College 

B.S., Florida Gulf Coast University 

M.S., University of Central Florida 

KRUGER, Margaret Clinical Supervisor, Nursing Lab 

B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
B.S., M.S., University of Tennessee Center for Health 
Sciences 

VACANT Clinical Coordinator 

BERNATH, Susan D Professor 

B.S.N. , The Ohio State University 
M.S.N., Florida International University 

DEHANEY-DUFFUS, Cassandra Professor 

B.S.N., Saint Joseph College 

EB AUGH, Debra Clinical Supervisor, Nursing Lab 

B.S., Valdosta State College 
M.S.N., University of Miami 

FAIRCHILD, Kyle Professor 

B.S., Southern Illinois University 
M.S., University of Florida 

GELLERMAN, Lynn Professor 

B.S.N., Jewish College Hospital of Nursing 
M.S.N., Florida Gulf Coast University 

GORSKI, Regina Professor 

B.S., Olivet Nazarene University 
M.S.N., Governors State University 

HEREIN, Marilyn Professor 

B.S.N., UCLA 

M.S.N., University of New Mexico 

J.D., University of California 

KOPP, Andrea Professor 

A.D.N., St. Louis Community Center 
M.A., Texas Christian University 
M.S., Rush University 



LEWIS, Rosemary Professor 

B.S., M.S., University of Akron 

TENRREIRO, Kathleen Professor 

B.S.N., University of Rhode Island 
M.S., University of South Florida 

VICTOR, Chitra Professor 

B.S., M.S.C., Christian Medical College 

WEEKS, Deborah Professor 

A.A., B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Florida 

Advanced Placement Program 

BOGAR, Catherine Professor 

B.S., The Ohio State University 
M.S.N., University of Akron 

DAWSON, Phyllis Professor 

B.S.N., College of Mt. St. Joseph 

M.S.N., University of Kentucky 

TRACEY, Gail L Professor 

A.S., Edison College 

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of South Florida 

Ed.D., University of Central Florida 

WETZEL. Gayle Professor 

B.S.N., Florida State University 
M.S.N., University of Arizona 

Public Safety Programs 

GRESHAM, Kim District Director 

A.A., Edison College 
B.P.A., Barry University 
M.S., International College 

CLEMENS, Christine Coordinator, EMT 

B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

ZIOMEK, Jeffrey Coordinator Fire Science and 

Emergency Medical Services 
A.A.S., Niagara County Community College 
B.S., Empire State College 

BARRETT, Kristine Clinical Coordinator 

A.A., A.S., Edison College 

VACANT Professor 

Criminal Justice Program 

FAHEY, Dennis Professor 

A.A., Ocean County College 
B.S., Monmouth College 
M.A., Rutgers State University 

NISSON, Michael Professor 

B.S., American University 

M.A., George Washington University 

Paralegal Program 

CONWELL, Mary H Professor 

B.A., J.D., Indiana University 

Honorary Administration 

ROBINSON, David G .' President Emeritus 

Honorary Faculty 

HENDERSON, Lee G. 
WATTENBARGER, James L. 



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GLOSSARY OF TERMS 



AA: Associate in Arts Degree: A two-year 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 and Edison University Center partnership 
programs. 

Career Center: The Center provides students and 
alumni with a full 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 will satisfy 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): CLEF 
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. 

Co-requisite: 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 1 5 weeks in class. 

Degree-Seeking Status: A student whose admission 
requirements have been fully met and who is working toward 
a degree. 

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. 

Early Admission: Full-time enrollment at Edison by 
eligible high school students. Permission of the high school 
principal or designee is required. 



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Early College (Dual Enrollment): A student enrolled 
at two educational institutions (a high school and a 
community college) concurrently. See your high school 
counselor for information. 

Edison Online: 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. 

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. 

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 the Registrar. 
They assist in student recruitment and retention. 

Fee: A non-refundable financial charge for services 
rendered, such as laboratory fees or special tests. 

Financial Aid Transcript: Official record of financial 
aid funds received by a student. This is required of all 
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 funds 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). 

Limited Access/Enrollment: A designation given to 
programs that require additional admission requirements (i.e. 
higher GPA, higher test scores, completion of certain 
coursework). Admission is granted to a limited number of 
applicants. 

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. 



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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. These points are used to determine grade point 
average (GPA). 

Registration: May be accomplished in person or online 
at httpV/w'ww.edison.edu/. 

Residency: Further information is available in the 
Office of the Registrar. 

Scholarships: Financial assistance for college expenses 
granted by donors to qualified recipients. Further information 
is available in the Financial Aid Office. 



Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT): An academic 
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, part-time, 
audit, credit, or non-credit. 

Student Government Association-(SGA): Official 
representatives of the student body to the administration in 
matters concerning student life. 




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INDEX 



Academic Advising Services 41 

Academic Calendar 11 

Academic Petition 31 

Academic Policies & Procedures 63 

Academic Probation 64 

Academic Programs of Study 85 

Academic Second Chance 30 

Academic Support Programs 69 

Academic Suspension 64 

Academic Warning 64 

Accounting Applications Certificate Requirements 126 

Accounting Course Descriptions 143 

Accounting Technology AS Degree Requirements 94 

Accreditation 1 

Administration, Faculty and Staff 201 

Admissions 14 

Admissions Requirements, Health Professions 15 

Advanced Placement 73 

American Disability Act 59 

Anthropology Course Descriptions 144 

Anatomy Course Descriptions 190 

Appeal of Petition Decision 30 

Application Fees 22 

Art Course Descriptions 144 

Astronomy Course Descriptions 190 

Assessment Services 40 

Associate in Arts Program Guide 89 

Associate in Science Programs 93 

Audit Students 20 

Baccalaureate Programs 86 

Baccalaureate Program Courses 195 

Bachelor of Public Safety Management Degree Program 86 

Bachelor of Science Secondary Education Biology 87 

Bachelor of Science Secondary Education Mathematics 88 

Banking and Finance Course Descriptions 145 

Biology Course Descriptions 191 

Board of Trustees 4 

Bookstores 77 

Buckley Amendment 29 

Building Construction Course Descriptions 155 

Business Administration AS Degree Requirements 95 

Business/Management/Finance Course Descriptions 145 

Calendar (College) 11 

Campus Maps 8,9,10 

Campus Violence Prevention Policy 58 

Cardiovascular Technology AS Degree Requirements 97 

Cardiovascular Technology Course Descriptions 147 

Certificate Programs 125 

Charlotte Campus 8 

Chemistry Course Descriptions 192 

Class Attendance, Absence 63 

Class Cancellations 21 

CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test) 42 

CLAST Waiver Requests 45 

CLEP 74 

College Level Academic Skills Competencies (CLASP) 42 

College Policies 63 

College Preparatory Program 69 

College Rights 19 



Collier Campus 9 

Computational Skills 42 

Computer Lab Hours 78 

Computer Programming and Analysis 

AS Degree Requirements 99 

Computer Programming Certificate 

Requirements 127 

Computer Science Course Descriptions 148 

Counseling Services 42 

Course Descriptions 141 

Course Information 142 

Course Outline and Course Syllabus 63 

Credit Based on ACE Recommendations 34 

Credit from Military Schools 33 

Credit Hour Fee 22 

Crime Scene Technology AS Degree Requirements 100 

Crime Scene Technology Certificate Requirements 128 

Criminal Justice Course Descriptions 150 

Criminal Justice Technology AS Degree Requirements 102 

Cultural Diversity 71 

Dean's List 66 

Degree Acceleration Programs 72 

Dental Assisting Certificate Requirements 129 

Dental Hygiene AS Degree Requirements 104 

Dental Assisting and Hygiene Course Descriptions 152 

Disciplinary Probation & Suspension 46 

Drafting and Design Course Descriptions 155 

Drafting and Design Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 105 

Drop/Add Periods 11 

Drug Free Campus 56 

Early Admissions 72 

Early Childhood Education AS Degree Requirements 106 

Early Childhood Education Course Descriptions 156 

Early College (Dual Enrollment) ,.72 

Economics Course Descriptions 157 

Edison Online 138 

Edison University Center 38 

Education Course Descriptions 157 

Effective Catalog Policy 63 

Emergency Medical Services Course Descriptions 158 

Emergency Medical Services Technology 

AS Degree Requirements 107 

Emergency Medical Technology: 

EMT Certificate Requirements 130 

English Language Course Descriptions 159 

English for Academic Purposes Course Descriptions 160 

Enrollment Verification 30 

Environmental Science 192 

Evaluation of Transfer Credit 36 

Eye Care Technician Certificate 131 

Faculty Office Hours .• 66 

Fees 22 

FERPA 29 

Final Exam Schedule 63 

Final Grade Reports 30 

Financial Aid Information 22 

Fire Science Technology AS Degree Requirements 109 



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Fire Science Technology Course Descriptions 162 

Florida College Entry Level Placement Test 40 

Florida Statewide Course Numbering System 142 

Foreign Language Course Descriptions 164 

Foreign Language Requirement 67 

Foreign Students (See International Students) 16 

General Education Agreement 89 

Geography Course Descriptions 165 

Geology Course Descriptions 193 

Glossary of Terms 207 

Golf Course Operations AS Degree Requirements 110 

Golf Course Operations Course Descriptions 166 

Gordon Rule 208 

Grade Corrections 30 

Grade Forgiveness Policy 65 

Grade Point System 64 

Grade Reports 30 

Graduation Requirements 80 

Grants 23 

Grievance Policy 59 

Hendry/Glades Information 7 

History Course Descriptions 168 

History of the College 7 

Honors Research 76 

Honors Scholar Program 76 

Horticulture Course Descriptions 169 

Hospitality Course Descriptions 146 

Human Services Course Descriptions 169 

Humanities Course Descriptions 169 

I.D. Cards 61 

Incomplete Grades 65 

Individualized Study 66 

Information (Helpful) 12 

Information Services Course Descriptions 170 

Interdisciplinary Science Course Descriptions 190 

International Baccalaureate Program 75 

International Students 16 

Internet Services Technology AS Degree Requirements Ill 

Late Registration Fee 20 

Laws Affecting Students 51 

Lee Campus 10 

Library (Learning Resources) 77 

Lifelong Learning Surcharge 67 

Literature Course Descriptions 159 

Loans 23 

Maps of Campus 8,9,10 

Marine Science 193 

Mathematics Course Descriptions 170 

Maximum Course Attempts 64 

Maximum Course Attempts Policy 64 

Maximum Student Class Load 20 

Media Course Descriptions 172 

Mission Statement 6 

Multiple Attempt Course Surcharge 65 

Music Course Descriptions 172 

National Guard Fee Exemption 28 

Network Specialist Certificate Requirements 132 

Networking Administrator 

AS Degree Requirements 112 



Non-Degree Seeking Students 17 

Nursing AS Degree Requirements 1 13 

Nursing Course Descriptions 175 

Nutrition Course Descriptions 193 

Oceanography Course Descriptions 193 

Opticianry AS Degree Requirements 1 1 7 

Opticianry Course Descriptions 179 

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician Certificate 

Requirements 133 

Orientation 41 

Paralegal Studies Course Descriptions 181 

Paralegal Studies AS Degree Requirements 118 

Paramedic Certificate Program 134 

Payment of Registration Fees 20 

Peer Tutorial Program 70 

Petitions 31 

Philosophy Course Descriptions 182 

Physics Course Descriptions 193 

Physical Therapist Assistant Course Descriptions 182 

Physical Therapist Assistant AS Degree Requirements 120 

Placement Testing 40 

Political Science Course Descriptions 185 

Privacy Rights 29 

Probation after Suspension 64 

Programs for Students with Disabilities 70 

Program Offerings 85 

Psychology Course Descriptions 185 

Radiologic Technology AS Degree Requirements 122 

Radiologic Technology Course Descriptions 186 

Rauschenberg Gallery of Fine Arts 10 

Reading Course Descriptions 188 

Readmission 17 

Real Estate Course Descriptions 147 

Records 29 

Refund Policy 20 

Registration 19 

Religious Observance 63 

Repayment of Title IV Funds 28 

Residency Rules/Guidelines 18 

Respiratory Care AS Degree Requirements 124 

Respiratory Care Course Descriptions 188 

Scholarships 23 

Science Course Descriptions 190 

Security Policy and Statistics 50 

Servicemember's Opportunity College 33 

Small Business Management Certificate Requirements 135 

SOAR Program 69 

Sociology Course Descriptions 194 

Speech Course Descriptions 194 

Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) 64 

State Articulation Agreement 37 

State Statutes and College Policy Affecting Students 51 

Student Activities 61 

Student Classifications 17 

Student Code of Conduct 46 

Student Discipline and Hearing Procedures 46 

Student Government Association 61 

Student Life 61 

Student Life Skills Course Descriptions 195 

Student Online Services Access 21 



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Student Organizations 61 

Student Participation in Decision Making 61 

Student Review of Instruction 66 

Student Rights and Responsibilities 46 

Student Support Services 70 

Student Surveys 67 

Student Transfer Tips 91 

Substitution Policy For Students With Disabilities 58 

Technology Help Desk 78 

Testing Services 40 

Textbook Selection Process 67 

Theater Arts Course Descriptions 195 

Top Ten Majors 83 

Traffic Regulations 51 

Transcripts 31 



Transfer of Credits 32 

Transfer to a State University 92 

Transient Students 18 

Tuition and Fees 22 

Turf Equipment Technology Certificate Requirements 136 

University Transfer 37 

Upward Bound 70 

Veterans Information 28 

Visual Assessment Certificate Requirements 137 

Withdrawing from courses 65 

Withdrawal Policy 20,65 

Word-Processing or Typing Policy 66 

Work-Study Programs 23 

Written Concerns or Complaints 50 




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