Academic Services 2012-2013 by Kentucky Community and Technical College System

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a diploma program is designed to prepare students for technical employment within a one to two-year period 36-60 credit hours the total number of credit hours for the diploma must not exceed those required for a degree in the same program of study a prescribed program of technical and general education courses is designed to prepare students for a specific job title diploma programs provide preparation for a specific occupation credit toward an associate degree and continued training opportunities for certificate program graduates the diploma program contains general education courses emphasizing the skills identified in the scans secretary’s commission on achieving necessary skills report that are critical to entry-level workforce success for persons prepared at the diploma level 1 diplomas will address appropriate general education competencies 2 diploma curricula will be approved through the kctcs curriculum process 3 diplomas will be applicable toward at least one associate degree courses designated “diploma only” on the general education list will not apply toward an associate degree 4 general education 6-9 credit hour requirement for diplomas in areas 1-3 as follows area 1 written/oral communications humanities or heritage 3 credit hours area 2 social/behavioral sciences natural sciences or quantitative reasoning 3 credit hours additional courses could be used for other areas in approved curricula for diplomas but may not meet general education transfer requirements the above are minimum general education requirements additional hours may be required in specific program curricula technical support 30 54 total credit hours 36 60 the technical and support requirements must include a work experience component of 1-12 credit hours graduation requirements include 1 minimum cumulative gpa of 2.0 2 demonstration of computer/digital literacy and 3 minimum of 25 of diploma requirements earned at the institution awarding the diploma transitional courses courses numbered 001-099 cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements certificate the primary purpose and features of certificate programs of study are to provide marketable entry-level skills certificates qualify students to take external licensure vendor-based or skill standards examinations in the field if standardized external exams are not available in the field of study certificates prepare students at skill levels expected of employees in an occupation found in the local economy 1 certificates will address one or more general education competencies 2 certificate curricula will be approved through the kctcs curriculum process 3 certificates will be applicable toward at least one associate degree the above are minimum general education requirements additional hours may be required in specific program curricula requirements for a certificate are applicable to the requirements of a diploma or associate degree in the same or a related field of study requests for exceptions must include appropriate documentation to justify approval certificates may contain general education courses emphasizing the skills identified in the secretary’s commission on achieving necessary skills scans report that are critical to entry-level workforce success for persons prepared at the certificate level and associated with the diploma or associate degree program scans identified three foundation skills and five competencies necessary for success in the workplace foundation skills basic skills reading writing arithmetic and mathematics listening and speaking thinking skills thinking creatively making decisions solving problems knowing how to learn and reasoning personal qualities individual responsibility self-esteem sociability selfmanagement and integrity/honesty competencies resources allocating time money materials space and staff interpersonal skills working on teams teaching others serving customers leading negotiating and working well with people from culturally diverse backgrounds information acquiring and evaluating data organizing and maintaining files interpreting and communicating and using computers to process information systems understanding social organizational and technological systems monitoring and correcting performance and designing or improving systems technology selecting equipment and tools applying technology to specific tasks and maintaining and troubleshooting technologies total credit hours 12 – 30 graduation requirements 1 minimum grade of c in each course required for the certificate and 2 minimum of 25 of certificate requirements earned at the institution awarding the degree transitional courses courses numbered 001-099 cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements continuing education certificate students shall be awarded a continuing education certificate when they have successfully completed a continuing education course or set of courses specialized training adult agriculture short-term adult upgrade classes in agriculture are offered at selected sites these classes are designed to help young and adult farmers as well as individuals employed in agribusiness keep up with the constantly changing technology in the field of agriculture the program provides on-the-farm and on-the-job supervision year-round with organized instructional classes conducted in the late fall and winter apprenticeship apprenticeship program registration is the responsibility of the kentucky state apprenticeship council in cooperation with the united states department of labor bureau of apprenticeship training application must be made through an employer a labor union or a joint apprenticeship committee verify with the kctcs college that it provides the minimum 69 academic services diploma