2012-2013 College Catalog by Richland Community College

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board of trustees dale colee chair bruce campbell vice chair emmett sefton secretary amy bliefnick rev wayne dunning dr larry osborne randy prince administrative officers dr gayle saunders president gregory e florian vice president of finance and administration dr tod treat vice president of student and academic services dr douglas brauer vice president of economic development innovative workforce solutions deans jack adwell interim dean business and technology division sheryl a blahnik dean teaching and learning support services darbe brinkoetter dean continuing and professional education division marcus brown dean enrollment services ellen colbeck dean health professions division dr john cordulack dean mathematics and sciences division leslie devore dean workforce development division dr lily siu dean communications education humanities fine arts

29 campus life students rights and responsibilities richland community college an open-door institution recognizes the rights of its students guaranteed by the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of illinois the college further recognizes and identifies students’ rights to equal access to all programs information freedom of speech inquiry assembly to the peaceful pursuit of an education and to the reasonable use of services and facilities of the college richland community college is committed to teaching and learning as a teaching and learning community relationships among students faculty and staff are marked by mutual respect and appreciation for each other’s roles and responsibilities further richland community college strives to maintain an educational environment that supports the academic professional and/or personal development of all members of the community and identifies responsibilities assigned to students as members of the

54 instructional programs associate of arts in teaching aat degree the associates of arts in teaching aat program is designed to prepare students in high need discipline areas for preparation to transfer into a four-year college/university education program the program will be guided by the illinois professional teaching standards core language arts and core technology standards as well as by the college’s core values commitment respect excellence accountability and diversity the aat student will spend a minimum of fifteen 15 hours of field experience in a variety of school settings with a minimum of eight 8 hours in a concentration area a criminal background check may be required in order to participate in field experiences additional graduation requirements for completion of aat degree programs include a “c” or better in all program courses a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 passing score on the illinois basic skills test completion of documented field

79 instructional programs criminal justice courses credit hours criminal justice aas 0020 emer telecom spec adv cert c 019a patrol officer adv cert c 0019 emer telecom specialist cert c 019c patrol officer cert c 019f prob and par off cert c 019e x x cis 110 business applications 3 xxxx comm 120 business professional speaking or comm 101 3 xxxx crj 110 criminal justice fundamentals 3 xxxxxx crj 112 investigative report writing 3 xxxxxx crj 113 criminal investigation 3 xxxxxx crj 114 criminal law 3 xxxxx crj 116 probation/parole 3 x crj 125 patrol procedures or crj 126 3 x x x crj 200 youth the law police intervention 3 x x x crj 210 law enforcement community relations 3 x x x crj 290 work experience practicum seminar or crj 295 3 x engl 110 communicating in the workplace or engl 101 3 x x x hlth 120 wellness healthful living 3 x x x pol s 120 politics in states and communities 3 x x x psych 110 introduction to psychology 3 x x x socio 110 introduction to sociology 3 x x x socio

104 instructional programs engineering technology – instrumentation systems specialty general description the instrumentation systems specialty prepares the student to install calibrate maintain tune troubleshoot and repair instrumentation components and control loops in such industries as food processing pharmaceuticals aluminum chemical manufacturing semiconductor manufacturing petroleum refining pulp and paper and power generation sample of job titles with this degree instrumentation technician process controls technician suggested full-time course sequence fall semester credit hours engt 100 3 engt 101 4 engt 103 3 engt 104 3 math 104 or math 110 4 spring semester draft 215 or engt 102 3 engt 105 3 engt 111 4 engt 120 3 engt 130 4 fall semester engt 210 4 engt 212 4 engt 214 3 engt 220 3 social science elective 3 spring semester engl 110 or engl 101 3 engt 211 3 engt 231 3 engt 299 3 comm 120 or comm 101 3 general education elective 3 additional program information

129 instructional programs hospitality management courses credit hours hosp mgmt aas 0121 food service mgmt cert c 012c hosp mgmt fund cert c 012a hosp oper mgmt cert c 012b acct 100 accounting fundamentals or acct 101 3 x x bus 100 business fundamentals 3 x x bus 101 hospitality tourism 3 x x bus 110 business mathematics 3 x x bus 121 purchasing and product identification 3 x bus 200 customer service fundamentals 3 x x bus 220 cost management 4 x x bus 231 business law principles 3 x x bus 240 marketing fundamentals 3 x x bus 260 hospitality nutrition 3 x x bus 261 bar beverage management 3 x x bus 262 dining room management 3 x x bus 263 catering banquet management 3 x x bus 290 work experience practicum or bus 295 3 x x cis 110 business applications for microcomputers 3 x comm 120 business professional speaking or comm 101 3 x econ 231 macroeconomics 3 x engl 110 communicating in the workplace or engl 101 3 x hosp 110 food service sanitation 1 x x p rel 100 human relations 3

154 instructional programs medical office specialist – transcription specialty general description the medical transcription certificate and associate degree programs provide students with the foundational skills and hands-on experience to translate medical dictation into printed formats coursework focuses on the skills needed to transcribe healthcare records accurately including history and physicals consultations operative reports discharge summaries radiology reports pathology reports and chart notes students pursuing the associate’s degree are given the opportunity to work ont the job in a hospital doctor’s office or transcription company and receive more hands-on experience in the medical transcription field recognizing the demands placed on today’s working adult student richland provides online hybrid and traditional site-based instruction to allow maximum flexibility to complete coursework and fulfill personal responsibilities employment

179 course descriptions group requirement not applicable area of concentration not applicable auto 206 automatic transmissions/transaxles 1-7-4 introduces the student to the terms and components involved in maintenance and service of automatic transmissions students will study the basic parts and operation of automatic transmissions including safety tips service and diagnostic procedures 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 auto 207 advanced automotive electronics 1-6-4 teaches the advanced diagnostic and analytical skills that are needed to service today’s high tech electronically-controlled vehicles properly students will study electrical and electronic fundamentals measurement devices electron and current flow schematic diagram reading semiconductors various transistors and their uses electronic control

204 course descriptions engl 115 introduction to literatureiai h3 900 3-0-3 introduces students to the careful reading discussion and written analysis of literature students read and discuss poetry fiction and drama the course also includes practice in the skills necessary to write about literature offered in fall spring and summer prerequisite eligibility for engl 101 applicable toward graduation where program structure permits certificate or degree all certificates and degrees group requirement humanities area of concentration english engl 124 introduction to fictioniai h3 901 3-0-3 introduces students to the careful reading discussion and written analysis of short stories and novels students learn the use of various critical methods in examining the elements aims and effects of fiction offered in fall and spring prerequisite eligibility for engl 101 applicable toward graduation where program structure permits certificate or degree all certificates and degrees group

229 course descriptions phys 153 thermodynamics and modern physics 3-2-4 is the third semester of the laboratory courses designed for students who plan to major in the field of engineering physics or mathematics it is a calculus-based study of the physical world introducing students to such topics as optics the nature and properties of light reflection refraction lenses and optical instruments temperature transfer of heat thermal properties of matter and the laws of thermodynamics atoms electrons and protons the structure of the atom and the nucleus radioactive decay and an introduction to nuclear physics offered in spring prerequisite phys 152 or equivalent competencies and math 122 or concurrent enrollment applicable toward graduation where program structure permits certificate or degree all certificates and degrees group requirement natural science aas only area of concentration general science physics phys 221 reactor physics 1 4-0-4 provides along with reactor physics ii

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