2006-2007 College Catalog by Richland Community College

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2 board of trustees randy prince chairman rita colee vice chairman tim dudley secretary carol chiligiris julie curry rev wayne dunning dr larry osborne michelle jorgensen student trustee administrative officers dr gayle saunders president vice presidents gregory e florian vice president of finance and administration jane johnson vice president of student and academic services deans sheryl a blahnik dean enrollment and retention services dr john cordulack dean mathematics and sciences dr lily siu dean communications education humanities fine arts pat murphy dean correctional education roberta scholze dean health professions timothy l taylor dean business and technology tba dean continuing and professional

23 student academic support

44 – instructional programs baccalaureate/transfer programs associate in arts the associate in arts aa degree is designed to provide two academic years of college study for transfer to a four-year university or upper-division college toward a bachelor of arts degree see the student transfer handbook available in the student services center for additional advice 1 group requirements area of concentration courses may be counted toward satisfaction of group requirements a communications 9 semester hours b fine arts/humanities 11-12 semester hours at least one course selected from each area c social science 9-10 semester hours selected from 2 or more disciplines d life/physical science 7-8 semester hours at least one course selected from each area e mathematics 3-4 semester hours 2 area of concentration a two or more courses completing one or more sequences in a specified subject area such as accounting english french history psychology physical education or b four or more

instructional programs – 65 early childhood education general description childcare preschool kindergarten and elementary school teachers and workers play a vital role in the development of children what children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves and the world and can affect their later success or failure in school work and their personal lives teachers and workers in these settings introduce children to mathematics language science social studies learning in general and social and behavioral skills they use games music artwork films books computers and other tools to teach basic skills tional administrative and recordkeeping abilities communication skills the power to influence motivate and train others patience and creativity aptitudes childcare preschool kindergarten elementary school teaching like all teaching requires a variety of skills and aptitudes including a talent for working with children organiza this is an

86 – instructional programs information technology general description the information technology aas program is designed to prepare students for employment in the growing information technology industry either in an it company or on an it support team for a company in another industry the it aas program consists of directed three-tiered curricula which provides all it students with a common it foundation of knowledge followed by a specific concentration in one of three it areas and finally a capstone experience that puts into practice the it knowledge gained throughout the program the it program includes three aas degrees – programmer/analyst – network technology – desktop support technician in addition to the 3 degrees offered in the it program students may earn certificates that recognize significant academic achievement and progress through the program as well as preparation for external occupational/professional certifications it certificates include

instructional programs – 107 general programs basic certificate programs the full range of courses offered by the college is applicable to the first seven basic certificate programs students may develop programs that will meet their specific interests or needs the basic certificate in personal development is meant to serve those students who want to enroll in occupational baccalaureateoriented or liberal studies programs but who need additional preparation to meet their goals therefore this program is more structured than the other seven basic certificate general studies programs basic certificate in community and civic development the program is meant to serve those who have an interest in improving their understanding of community and civic affairs persons with such an interest in community and civic activities may enroll in this program even if they do not intend to receive a certificate we recommend that interested individuals plan their programs with a counselor graduation

128 – course descriptions health issues appropriate curriculum for nutrition needs first aid and emergency practice reporting policies and choices for a healthy lifestyle offered in fall and spring applicable toward graduation where program structure permits • certificate or degree – all certificates aas als • group requirement – natural science ece only • area of concentration – not applicable ece111 – children’s literature 3-0-3 prerequisite eligibility for engl 101 explores basic concepts of reading and telling stories and suggests methods of encouraging the child’s creativity in the language arts an important part of this course concerns the selection and use of materials appropriate for the level of comprehension associated with the different stages of mental physical and emotional development of the individual child particular emphasis is placed on language development offered as needed applicable toward

course descriptions – 149 dents who have accumulated fewer than five quality points for high school german or those whose prior study of german was completed more than five years ago regardless of earned quality points two assigned 25-minute laboratory periods per week are required in addition to scheduled class hours offered as needed applicable toward graduation where program structure permits • certificate or degree – all certificates and all degrees • group requirement – humanities aas only • area of concentration – foreign language germ102 – beginning german 2 4-0-4 prerequisite germ101 or 5 to 11 quality points for high school german completed within the past five years is a continuation of germ101 two assigned 25-minute laboratory periods per week are required in addition to scheduled class hours offered as needed applicable toward graduation where program structure permits • certificate or degree – all

170 – course descriptions ot170 – professional office procedures formerly ot250 3-0-3 prerequisite ot112 or concurrent enrollment or equivalent competencies emphasizes the office skills necessary to succeed in a global business in the 21st century it includes studying workplace ethics functioning as a team member managing stress and time calendaring developing communication skills preparing computer-aided presentation processing mail arranging conferences and meetings making travel arrangement and developing employment-seeking skills offered in fall and spring applicable toward graduation where program structure permits • certificate or degree – all certificates aas als • group requirement – not applicable • area of concentration – not applicable ot200 – speedwriting formerly ot131 3-0-3 prerequisite ot119 or concurrent enrollment and ot112 or equivalent competencies is based on longhand and phonetics and is designed to

course descriptions – 191 als091g – operations of decimals 1-0-1 als091n – inequalities and absolute value 1-0-1 is designed for students who want to improve their skills in working with decimals individualized instruction is based on student skill level and goals applicable toward graduation where program structure permits • certificate or degree – basic certificates • group requirement – preparatory to other studies • area of concentration – preparatory to other studies is designed for students who want to improve their skills in working with inequalities and absolute value individualized instruction is based on student skill level and goals applicable toward graduation where program structure permits • certificate or degree – basic certificates • group requirement – preparatory to other studies • area of concentration – preparatory to other studies als091h – measurement systems

212 index transfer center 24 transfer of college credit guarantee 41 transfer of college credit to rcc 13 transfer of college credit to other colleges 40 transfer programs 67 transfer programs minimum subject requirements 12 transfer student financial aid 29 30 transfer student graduation requirements 59 transportation courses cdl truck driver training 185 transportation program 106 trio program 36 truck driver training program 136 tuition fees and charges 18 tuition discount for senior citizens 18 tutorial assistance 32 35 u-v veterans’ affairs 20 22 credit for military