2008-2009 College Catalog by Richland Community College

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4 honors opportunities program 41 international studies 41 child development center 41 student ids 42 campus safety 42 campus life 43 campus life program 44 clubs and organizations 44-45 student records and confidential information 46 student rights and responsibilities 47 student grievance and conduct policies 49 tobacco policy 51 substance abuse policies 51 chronic communicable disease policy 51 sexual harassment policy 52 responsible use of information technology 52 possession of weapons policy 53 wise-1 53 continuing and professional education 55 adult education ged 56 alumni and friends association 56 applied learning skills als 56 continuing and professional education division 56 english as a second language esl 57 extension center programming 57 fitness center 57 richland foundation 57 academic information regulations 59 student status and classification 60 full-time academic load 60 academic standards 60 probation

student and academic support services 39 to create an environment that encourages students to integrate the academic side of their lives more fully with their understanding of themselves and their goals we support students in their effort to become full participants in richland community college and in the development of lifelong skills student support offers support to new students in their transition to the academic environment of richland community college assistance to students in developing com prehensive study skills services that encourage students to build confidence in their ability to learn and to overcome academic challenges services that strengthen and develop the foundational skills that are central to every student’s continued academic success services that support students pursuit of challenging programs of study and mastery of their chosen curricula emerging scholar program esp esp is for students who are in need of additional support services to maintain

74 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 at least one course selected from each area 11-12 semester hours c social science selected from 2 or more disciplines 9-10 semester hours d life/physical science at least one course selected from each area 7-8 semester hours 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 courses in a

instructional programs 109 drafting design engineering general description the drafting design engineering program introduces students to fundamentals of drafting working drawing production various media used in the drafting room manufacturing processes and other specialties that will enhance employment opportunities it is designed both for persons currently employed in industry and for those desiring initial employment as an industrial drafter the work is done indoors at all kinds of manufacturing firms aptitudes drafters must be precise accurate workers and be self-directed they need good math skills including geometry and the ability to visualize objects in two and three dimensions outlook in illinois this field is growing faster than the average for all occupations these are occupational training programs institutions some of the courses may not transfer to four-year for those interested in pursuing a certificate or degree the following three career-laddering options are

144 instructional programs suggested full-time information technology – programmer/analyst aas sequence note students who start in january may not finish in a two-year time frame recommended sequence begins in the fall 1st semester cs 105 f engl 110 f,s,su it 116 f it 131 f math104 f,s,su f=fall s=spring 2nd semester cs 161 s cs 251 s it 153 s it 221 s spch 120 f,s,su su=summer 3rd semester cs 230 f cs 281 f it 222 f it 282 f gen ed elec f,s,su 4th semester it 280 s it 284 s it 285 s it 290 f,s,su p rel 100 f s an=as needed machine tool processes see engineering technology nursing nurse assistant general description this program meets the criteria established by the illinois department of public health for an approved basic nurse assistant training program the program consists of one course that provides instruction in theory laboratory and clinical experiences in basic nursing skills the nurse assistant works under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse and functions as a

178 course descriptions agriculture agric106 — animal science iai ag 902 3-2-4 is an application of the sciences of genetics physiology and nutrition to the improvement of the animal industries and an introduction to management and production practices includes animal breeds breeding and selection anatomy physiology and nutrition and growth environment health and sanitation products and marketing production technology and economics animal behavior and current issues in animal science offered in spring applicable toward graduation where program structure permits certificate or degree all certificates and all degrees group requirement natural science aas only area of concentration agriculture agric130 — crop science iai ag 903 3-2-4 examines basic principles of plant growth including human and environmental influences and the theoretical and practical application of agronomic principles to crop production includes the historical and economic importance of crop plants

course descriptions 213 econ 232 — microeconomics iai s3 902 3-0-3 prerequisite econ 231 is a continuation of the study of general economic principles such topics as elasticity production costs consumer demand perfect and imperfect competition agriculture labor unions social problems and alternative economic systems are discussed microeconomics and current economic topics are emphasized offered in fall spring and summer applicable toward graduation where program structure permits certificate or degree all certificates and all degrees group requirement social science area of concentration business economics international business social science education ed 100 — introduction to public education iai eed 901 sed 901 spe 911 3-0-3 is designed for students considering a career in teaching and for individuals who wish to become better informed about the foundations of american education the course reviews changing concepts in public education in america and examines the

248 course descriptions hlth 140 — medical terminology 3-0-3 focuses on vocabulary used in medicine nursing and other allied health occupations students will learn structures functions and terms related to diagnosis pathology and treatments for each body system this course is recommended for students entering any health professions program student cannot receive credit for both hlth 140 and ot 140 offered in fall spring and summer applicable toward graduation where program structure permits certificate or degree all certificates and all degrees group requirement not applicable area of concentration not applicable hlth 141 — nurse assistant training 5-4-7 prerequisite high school diploma or ged certificate at least 17 years of age pass the health pretest in english and math and approval of the assistant to the dean of health professions is designed to give the student who desires employment as a nurse assistant or orderly training in the basic nursing skills the course

course descriptions 283 ot 295 — workplace simulation project formerly ot 251 1-10-3 prerequisite sophomore standing and a minimum completion of 45 credit hours toward an ot degree or approval from the full-time office technology faculty is a capstone course designed to give students the opportunity to apply their technical skills and ability to work successfully in the workforce to demonstrate learning and thinking skills and to develop individual resourcefulness the student will have an opportunity to work independently and as a team member on a specific projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor students must demonstrate a typing speed of 50 nwam for five minutes with five or fewer errors to pass this course offered as needed applicable toward graduation where program structure permits certificate or degree all certificates aas als group requirement not applicable area of concentration not applicable personal development p dev 100 — human potential seminar

318 course descriptions als 093b — esl listening preparation for the toefl longer conversation 1-0-1 is designed for advanced students of english as a second language who want to improve their listening skills in order to prepare for the longer conversations part b section of the test of english as a foreign language toefl 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 als 093c — esl preparation for the toefl idioms 1-0-1 is designed for advanced students of english as a second language who want to improve their skills in recognizing and understanding idioms in order to prepare for the listening and reading sections of the test of english as a foreign language toefl individualized instruction is based on student skill level and goals applicable