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H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Patterson Campus

Trenholm Campus

3920 Troy Highway Montgomery, AL 36116

1225 Air Base Blvd. Montgomery, AL 36108

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10048 Montgomery, AL 36108

Telephone: 334-420-4200 Fax: 334-420-4206 Website: www.trenholmstate.edu

2011-2012 College Catalog and Student Handbook Effective: Fall 2011

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

Equal Opportunity In Education and Employment It is the official policy of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin or age be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment.

This catalog is the official announcement of the program requirements and regulations of H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only. The provisions of this document/publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the institution. The institution reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time within the student’s term of attendance.


Message from the President

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Message from the President

I am extremely pleased to welcome you to H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. Your decision to attend college is an important one and I confident that you have made an excellent choice in your selection of Trenholm State. Trenholm State is one of Alabama’s leading two-year technical colleges with a distinguished history, a vibrant present and a bright future. I am particularly proud of our faculty and staff and trust that you will learn from their wealth of experience and expertise. Every major decision at Trenholm State begins with the same questions: how will this benefit our students? Our students’ educational experience is at the very center of everything we do, from the design of our academic programs to each student’s learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and service to the community. Trenholm State provides each student the opportunity to achieve his or her personal, educational, and professional goals in a supportive and safe learning environment where faculty and staff are accessible to students. We are recognized for our comprehensive academic and personal support programs that include tutoring, assessment and testing services, programs for adult learners, and services for those with a documented disability. Although many of you must cope with family responsibilities in addition to college, I sincerely hope that you will take advantage of opportunities to become involved in campus life. There are student activities and field trips scheduled throughout the year, including organizations such as the Student Government Association and Student Ambassadors. As president of Trenholm State, I invite you to explore our Web site and learn more about our invigorating teaching and learning community. We are dedicated to providing you with a first rate college experience, and I can assure you that our entire staff will work to help you to succeed. If you are interested, we welcome you for a visit to campus, where you will discover The Trenholm State Experience for yourself. We’re Trenholm State! What Do YOU want out of Life? Sincerely,

Sam Munnerlyn President H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Table of Contents

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Table of Contents Academic Policies and Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Accreditation and Certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Alabama State Board of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Buildings & Facilities Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 College Calendar (2010-2011) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Department of Postsecondary Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i-1 Introduction to the College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Operating Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Organization and Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Programs of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Programs of Study (Table with Page Numbers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Service Area (College) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Special Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Student Handbook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gray Pages Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SH-3 Student Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SH-7 Campus Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SH-14 General Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SH-18 Tuition & Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Values (College) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Vision (College) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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College Calendar

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College Calendar 2011 - 2012 FALL SEMESTER 2011 Registration Classes Begin Mini-term A Classes Begin Drop/Add Holiday (Labor Day) Mid Term Mini-term A Classes End Mini-term B Registration Mini-term B Classes Begin Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty Holiday (Veterans Day) Pre-Registration for SP2012 (Current Students) No Classes / Holiday (Thanksgiving) Early Registration for SP2012 (New Students) Exams Classes End Mini-term B Classes End College Closed

August 17 & 18 August 19 August 19 August 19, 22 & 23 September 5 October 13 October 13 October 13 October 14 November 3 November 11 November 15, 16 & 17 November 21 - 25 November 29, 30 & December 1 December 13, 14 & 15 December 15 December 15 December 22 - Jan. 2, 2012

SPRING SEMESTER 2012 Registration Classes Begin Mini-term A Classes Begin Drop/Add Holiday (Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King) No Classes (Professional Development for Faculty/Staff) Mid Term Mini-term A Classes End Mini-term B Registration Mini-term B Classes Begin No Classes (Spring Break) Pre-Registration for SU2012 (Current Students) Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty Early Registration for SU2012 (New Students) Exams Classes End Mini-term B Classes End Commencement Ceremony

January 5 & 6 January 9 January 9 January 9, 10 & 11 January 16 February 14 March 5 March 5 March 5 March 6 March 19 – 23 March 27, 28 & 29 April 2 April 10, 11 & 12 May 1, 2, & 3 May 3 May 3 May 4

SUMMER TERM 2012 Registration Classes Begin Mini-term A Classes Begin Drop/Add Holiday (Memorial Day) Mid Term Mini-term A Classes End Mini-term B Registration Mini-term B Classes Begin Holiday (Independence Day) Pre-Registration for FA2012 (Current Students) Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty Early Registration for FA2012 (New Students) Exams Classes End Mini-term B Classes End

May 23 May 24 May 24 May 24 May 28 June 28 June 28 June 28 June 29 July 4 July 10, 11 & 12 July 13 July 24, 25 & 26 August 1, 2 & 3 August 3 August 3

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History, Organization and Administration

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History of TrenholmState H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College was created through the consolidation of John M. Patterson State Technical College and H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College in April 2000. The Trenholm Campus was designated as the main campus of the combined institutions. Both institutions were accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, which granted approval for the merger in March 2002.

Patterson Campus The John M. Patterson State Technical School was established as a result of the 1947 passage of Regional Vocational and Trade School Act 673 by the Alabama State Legislature. The Montgomery County Board of Revenue and the City of Montgomery purchased 43 acres of land at the junction of the Southern Bypass and U.S. 231 South in 1961. The school opened on September 4, 1962. Patterson was named a technical college by action of the State Board of Education in 1974.

Trenholm Campus H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College was authorized by the Alabama State Legislature in May 1963. Construction was completed and classes began in August 1966, with the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery County Board of Revenue contributing to construction costs. The College was named for the late Dr. Harper Councill Trenholm, a past president of Alabama State University.

Organization and Administration H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is a two-year public institution of higher education operating as part of the two-year Alabama College System. The organization and administration of H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is under the supervision and direction of the elected Alabama State Board of Education and the appointed Chancellor of the Alabama College System. The State Board of Education is composed of the Governor, as ex-officio member, and eight elected members. Alabama is divided into eight school districts and one member is elected from each district. State Board members serve four-year terms. The Governor is president of the State Board and a vice president is elected from its members annually on the second Tuesday in July. For the purpose of assisting the State Board of Education in carrying out its authority and responsibilities for each of the colleges, the State Board appoints a Chancellor who also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Postsecondary Education. The Chancellor serves at the pleasure of the State Board of Education but it is customary for the Chancellor to have a multi-year contract. The College President is appointed by the Alabama State Board of Education and heads the College's organizational structure. Specific areas of operation include: Student Services; Instructional Services; Development Planning/ Research; Finance and Administrative Services, and Information Technology. Each of these areas functions under the guidance of a Dean or Director who reports directly to the President. The President reports to the Chancellor and is responsible for operating the college within the State Board of Education policies and all applicable state and federal laws. This organizational structure is in compliance with the Handbook of Accreditation of the Council on Occupational Education and Guidelines of the Alabama State Board of Education. A College Advisory Council composed of representatives of area industry, business and management assists the Administration. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the President in promoting the interest and general welfare of the College.

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State Board of Education and Chancellor

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The Alabama State Board of Education Governor Robert Bentley

President

Alabama State Capitol 600 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104

Mr. Randy McKinney Vice President

District 1

P.O. Box 2999 Gulf Shores, AL 36547

Mrs. Betty Peters

District 2

526 Beatrice Road Kinsey, AL 36303

Mrs. Stephanie W. Bell

District 3

3218 Lancaster Lane Montgomery, AL 36106

Dr. Yvette Richardson

District 4

P.O. Box 785 Fairfield, AL 35064

Mrs. Ella B. Bell

District 5

2634 Airwood Drive Montgomery, AL 36108

Dr. Charles Elliott

District 6

P.O. Box 1584 Decatur, AL 35602

Mr. Gary Warren

District 7

P.O. Box 704 Haleyville, AL 35565

Mrs. Mary Scott Hunter

District 8

P.O. Box 18572 Huntsville, AL 35801

Department of Postsecondary Educationn Dr. Freida Hill

Chancellor

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

135 South Union Street Montgomery, AL 36104


Introduction, Vision, Mission & Values

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Introduction to the College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is a comprehensive two-year technical college located in Montgomery, Alabama. The College provides technical certificate and degree programs; adult learning opportunities; civic, social, cultural and personal development opportunities; business and industry training opportunities; and support of economic development for the central Alabama region. The College is part of the Alabama College System, a statewide system of postsecondary colleges governed by the Alabama Board of Education. The College operates two campuses, the Patterson Campus and the Trenholm Campus, and provides educational services for Montgomery and the surrounding area. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is authorized by the State of Alabama to provide vocational, technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities; promote economic growth; and enhance the quality of life for the people of central Alabama. The College operating as a single entity, integrating all programs and services where feasible into a single delivery system, is committed to providing comprehensive technical services to its community. Through its open door admission policy and special recruitment efforts, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College helps multitudes of disadvantaged students obtain real educational opportunities, offering promising students a better beginning. The college’s efforts are focused by its mission and vision statements and guided by the values and goal statements developed and reviewed regularly by its employees as part of the college’s annual planning process.

Vision H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College will provide a dynamic learner-focused environment where excellence in teaching, learning, and serving improves the lives of its students and the community it serves.

Mission H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is an associate degree granting institution with the mission to provide accessible educational opportunities, including credit and non-credit courses and certificates, for career preparation, advancement, and life-long learning as well as to promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for residents of Central Alabama.

Values We believe: · Each employee, student, and graduate of the College must live by a code of conduct that reflects integrity, professionalism, and caring for the dignity, value, and cultural diversity of individual human beings. · Quality educational opportunities must be affordable, convenient, and geographically accessible for all students, no matter where they are in life. · Learning is a lifelong process reflected in an academic continuum of developmental, pre-college, general, technical, continuing, and adult education; customized skill training; and, one-stop career development. · We should provide an accessible and supportive environment that empowers and nurtures students, graduates, and employees to make a positive difference in people's lives and meaningful contributions to society. · We should develop and nurtur partnerships with business, industry, labor, government, educational systems, and our communities. · Focus on teaching, learning, and dedication to student success. · The resources entrusted to us should be used in an accountable and responsible manner.

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Goals, Service Area, Operating Hours

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Goals Instructional Programs Excellence GOAL 1: To ensure provision of and access to quality instruction and lifelong learning in current and emerging fields for a diverse population. Student Centered College GOAL 2: To provide comprehensive services and resources to promote student success. Community and Workforce Development GOAL 3: To enhance economic and workforce development in the region by providing quality training programs and services for area employers and the community. Assessment and Accountability GOAL 4: To ensure the long-term viability of the College by maintaining a system of assessment and accountability. Technology and Infrastructure GOAL 5: To ensure continual enhancement of student learning by integrating the most up-to-date technological, curricular and environmental resources into its teaching, service, support, and administrative functions.

College Service Area The College service area consists of primarily a six county area located near the center of the State of Alabama. The service area includes the area of Macon County, west of a line drawn north to south through the city of Franklin; Elmore County, excluding correctional education and the Central Alabama Community College site in Tallassee; Montgomery County; the area of Bullock County, west of a line drawn north to south through the city of Union Springs; Lowndes County and Autauga County, in cooperation with Wallace Community College-Selma. The area consists of urban, suburban, and rural populations.

College Operating Hours Normal Office Hours shall be: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday as needed on Saturday - Sunday

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Accreditation and Certifications

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Accreditation and Certifications H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is presently accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road Building 300 - Suite 325 Atlanta, GA, 30350 1-800-917-2081

In addition, individual programs are accredited or certified by the following agencies: Automotive Technology

National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) 101 Blue Seal Drive – Suite 101 Leesburgh, VA 20175 (703) 669-6650 www.natef.org

Computer Information Systems

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CISCO Systems, Inc. 170 West Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134 (800) 553-6387

Culinary Arts

American Culinary Federation (ACF) 180 Center Place Way St. Augustine, FL 32095 1-800-624-9458

Dental Assisting

American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA) 211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611-2678 (312) 440-2500

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 (727) 210-2350

Emergency Medical / Paramedic

Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 8301 Lakeview Pkwy - Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 (214) 703-8445 www.coaemsp.org

Industrial Electronics Technology

National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) 167 Village Street Medway, MA 02053 (508) 533-8333

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Accreditation and Certifications (continued) Massage Therapy

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Alabama Board of Massage Therapy 610 S. McDonough Street Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 269-9990 (334) 263-6115 (fax) National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) 1901 S. Meyers Rd., Ste 240 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (800) 296-0664 Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) 1271 Sugarbush Drive Evergreen, Colorado 80439-9766 (800) 458-2267

Medical Assisting

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 (727) 210-2350 Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) A CAAHEP Commission on Accreditation 20 North Wacker Drive Suite 1575 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 899-1500

Medical Radiologic Technology

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 312-704-5300 312-704-5304 (fax)

Practical Nursing

Alabama Board of Nursing 770 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 242-4060 National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 www.nlnac.org

Truck Driver Training

U. S. Department of Transportation 400 7th Street, SW Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366-4000

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Buildings and Facilities

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Buildings and Facilities Trenholm Campus 1225 Air Base Blvd Building A/B

Building C Building D Building E Building F

Building G Building H Building I Building J

President’s Office Business Office Human Resources Practical Nursing Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aide Physical Therapist Assistant Student Center Cashier Emergency Medical Services Dean of Instruction Admissions Bookstore Dean of Students Financial Aid Placement Office Student Support Services Automotive Collision Repair Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Medical Radiologic Technology Early Care and Education Dental Assisting Technology Medical Assisting

Library Tower 3086 Mobile Highway 1st Floor 2nd Floor 3rd Floor 4th Floor

Library Office Administration Archival Display Office Administration General Education Continuing Education Institutional Research Dean of Development Asst. Dean for IT/Security Title III-B Upward Bound

Culinary Arts Harper’s Cooking Lab Downtown Site - Regions Building 8 Commerce Street

Patterson Campus 3920 Troy Highway Building B

Building D Building E

Building F Building G Building H Building I Building J

J1 & J2 Building K Building L Building M Building N Building P Building Q

President’s Office Dean of Workforce Development Admissions Financial Aid Cashier Drafting and Design Technology General Education Student Center Conference Center Computer Information Systems Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Industrial Maintenance Technology Apparel & Design Branch Library Machine Tool Technology Automotive Technology Welding Maintenance Department Training for Existing Business & Industry Learning Enhancement Center Job Placement Office Adult Education Graphic Design Technology Entertainment Media Production Diesel Mechanics Electrical Technology Student Support Services Maintenance Educational Talent Search Automotive Manufacturing Industrial Electronics Technology

Note: Some programs and offices have been temporarily relocated during renovations.

Cosmetology & Therapeutic Massage Service Occupations Building 6240 Brewbaker Blvd. Montgomery, AL 36116 (one mile south of Patterson Campus)

Adult Education Building 3103 Mobile Highway

Joseph Dickerson Education Center 3085 Mobile Highway

Truck Driver Training Center 5420 Troy Highway Montgomery, AL 36117 (three miles south of Patterson Campus)

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Academic Policies and Regulations

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Academic Policies and Regulations Table of Contents Academic Bankruptcy...................................................................................................................................................18 Academic Freedom .......................................................................................................................................................13 Academic Honesty ........................................................................................................................................................13 Assignment of Class Instructor.....................................................................................................................................14 Associate Degree in Applied Technology (AAT) .........................................................................................................22 Attendance Policy .........................................................................................................................................................14 Attendance Policy for Online Courses .........................................................................................................................15 Certificate (CER) ..........................................................................................................................................................22 Change of Curriculum or Program of Study (Major)...................................................................................................13 Change of Name ...........................................................................................................................................................13 Commencement Ceremony/Intent to Graduate ............................................................................................................19 Commencement Honors ...............................................................................................................................................20 Course Cancellation Policy...........................................................................................................................................14 Course Forgiveness .......................................................................................................................................................18 Course Load ........................................................................................................................................................ 14 & 22 Dropping and Adding Classes ......................................................................................................................................13 Earned “F” Verification Process ...................................................................................................................................16 General Education Requirements .................................................................................................................................22 Grades ...........................................................................................................................................................................15 Grade Appeal Process (Formal) ....................................................................................................................................16 Grade Changes ..............................................................................................................................................................16 Grade Point Average (GPA) ..........................................................................................................................................16 Grade Report .................................................................................................................................................................16 Graduation Honors ........................................................................................................................................................20 Graduation Requirements .............................................................................................................................................18 Associate of Applied Technology Degree ...............................................................................................................18 Multiple Degrees .....................................................................................................................................................18 Regular Certificate ..................................................................................................................................................19 Short Term Certificate .............................................................................................................................................19 Honors and Awards .......................................................................................................................................................19 Dean’s List & President’s List ................................................................................................................................19 Incomplete (I) Grade.....................................................................................................................................................15 Graduation (See Commencement Ceremony) ..............................................................................................................19 Independent Study Classes ...........................................................................................................................................14 Intervention for Student Success ..................................................................................................................................17 Major .............................................................................................................................................................................22 Prerequisites ........................................................................................................................................................ 13 & 22 Programs of Study (Table with Page Numbers) ...........................................................................................................21 Repetition of Courses ...................................................................................................................................................14 Schedule Planning.........................................................................................................................................................13 Short Term Certificate (STC) .......................................................................................................................................22 Standards of Academic Progress ..................................................................................................................................17 Exceptions to Standards of Academic Progress ......................................................................................................17 Intervention .............................................................................................................................................................17 Application of ..........................................................................................................................................................17 Tranfer Students ......................................................................................................................................................18 Institutional Credit Courses.....................................................................................................................................18 Student Classification ...................................................................................................................................................14 Time and Location of Courses......................................................................................................................................13 Transitional courses ......................................................................................................................................................14 Withdrawal ....................................................................................................................................................................13 Class Withdrawal or Total Withdrawal after Drop/Add Period .................................................................................14

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Academic Freedom

Time and Location of Courses

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College seeks to provide an atmosphere where students can make open and honest intellectual inquiry into any college matter appropriate for student participation. The student is free to express dissent to any college matter within the limits of good taste.

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College offers most courses and instructional programs with both day and evening schedules. Some courses are offered at sites away from the two campuses. All courses meet the same standards and have the same requirements regardless of the time or place offered.

Academic Honesty

Change of Name

The primary goal of H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is the promotion of an atmosphere conducive to studying and learning. Those conditions and actions that encourage scholarship are applauded; those conditions and actions which deter or discourage intellectual growth and development are deplored. Therefore, ‘Academic Dishonesty’ is defined as follows:

Academic records at Trenholm State are permanently maintained by student name. Name changes will not be made for an inactive student. A student may maintain academic records under the name used at the time of admission. There is NO requirement that a student must make a name change. A student who wishes to change his or her name must complete the Readmission/Information Change form in the Office of Admissions and Records. The student must provide proof of a divorce decree or a marriage license. If the aforementioned are not available, a valid Driver’s License AND social security card will be required.

1. Cheating on an exercise, test, problem, practice or examination submitted by a student to meet course requirements. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, the following: the use of unauthorized aids (such as crib sheets, written materials, drawings, etc.); copying from another student’s work; soliciting, giving and/or receiving unauthorized aid orally or in writing; or similar action contrary to the principles of academic honesty. 2. Plagiarism on an assigned paper, theme, report or other material submitted to meet course requirements. Plagiarism is the act of using, in one’s own work, the work of another without giving appropriate attribution. 3. Use of tests or papers prepared by commercial or non-commercial agents and submitted as a student’s own work. Charges of academic dishonesty made against a student by a faculty member must follow the principles of due process. Faculty members must bring charges against a student in writing. A faculty member shall not give the grade ‘F’ or any punitive punishment for academic dishonesty unless guilt is established through the due process procedure. A hearing will be scheduled which will allow for the student to tell his/her side of the incident. After the hearing, the student will be given an explanation of the results of the hearing and any penalties imposed. Schedule Planning All new and returning students must see their assigned advisor prior to registering for classes. All currently enrolled students may register online. It is advisable for students to plan their schedules two or three terms in advance. This allows the student to fulfill prerequisites in preparation for advanced courses or sequences taught only once or twice a year. Students should have a degree plan on file in their department during the first term of enrollment. Students should work closely with advisors and instructors to follow the required degree plan for their program. Prerequisites A student who fails a course in a sequence cannot take the succeeding course before making up the failure. Prerequisites for a course must be met before the course is taken.

Change of Curriculum or Program of Study (Major) A student accepted and enrolled in a particular program of study who seeks to pursue another program of study must meet the requirements for admissions to the new program. A student who changes a program of study will follow the program requirements of the College catalog which is current at the time of the program of study change. Students are cautioned that changing a program may negatively impact the student’s financial aid status. Enrolled students who are Title IV recipients are allowed only two changes of major after declaring the initial major. Students who wish to change their program of study must obtain the proper form from the Office of Admissions and Records. This form must also be signed by the Office of Financial Aid. Dropping and Adding Classes Adding classes to a student’s schedule is permitted only during the first three days of the Fall and Spring Semester. During the summer, the addition of classes is permitted only on the first day of the term. Students who wish to add or drop classes during the drop/add period must obtain the proper form from the Office of Admissions and Records. Withdrawal Policy If a student officially withdraws from a course after attending 70% of the term, and the student is failing the class at the time of withdrawal, a grade of WF must be assigned. If a student officially withdraws from a course after attending 70% of the term and is passing, a grade of WP must be assigned. If a student is unofficially withdrawn from a course for breaking the attendance policy prior to 70% of the term, a grade of “W” must be assigned. Refer to the Student Calendar for the specific 70% date which is listed as “Last Day to Withdraw Without Any Academic Penalty.” If a student never attended or the class is cancelled, the class will be deleted and no grade will be assigned.

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Academic Policies and Regulations Class Withdrawal or Total Withdrawal After Drop/ Add Period A student who wishes to withdraw from a class or withdraw from the College should do the following: 1. Obtain the appropriate withdrawal form from the Office of Admissions and Records; 2. Complete the withdrawal form, listing all courses as “withdrawals” and obtain the necessary instructors’ signatures; 3. Obtain withdrawal clearance from the Financial Aid Office, if applicable, and 4. Submit the completed form to the Office of Admissions and Records. Course Load The maximum course load is nineteen (19) semester credit hours. A student may take more than nineteen (19) semester credit hours only with special permission from the Program Coordinator and the Dean of Instruction. Registration forms must be obtained in the Office of Admissions and Records. An absolute maximum of twenty-four (24) semester credit hours exists for all students. The minimum load for a regular full-time student is twelve (12) semester credit hours. Students who are enrolled in transitional courses are strongly encouraged to enroll in 12 hours or less each term until all transitional courses have been completed. Course Cancellation Policy Any course listed in the schedule of courses offered will be subject to cancellation when enrollment in the course is inadequate for that term. In the event that Trenholm cancels a class, enrolled students are entitled to a full refund of the related tuition and fees within forty-five (45) days (1) of the planned class start date or (2) from the date of cancellation. Assignment of Class Instructor The College reserves the right to change instructors listed to teach courses due to class cancellation, splits, or other conditions which might necessitate the reassignment of instructors. Students should be cautioned that the listing of an instructor’s name to teach a course in the schedule of classes is no guarantee that the instructor will teach the course.

14 ment. Based on placement assessment scores, students may be required to take transitional courses in English, reading, math, and/or algebra. Students who do not take the algebra portion of the placement assessment will be required to complete MTH-098, Elementary Algebra, if applicable. Transitional students placing into Reading 083 should enroll in this class during their first term of enrollment. If this is not possible, the student must enroll no later than his/her second term of enrollment. Through transitional courses, students will have the opportunity to strengthen their academic skills in order to be successful in college-level courses. Since transitional courses are preparatory in nature, they are not creditable toward a degree or certificate. Enrollment in transitional courses may increase the length of time in a program. A grade of “D” is NOT considered a passing grade in a transitional course. A student must earn a minimum final course average of 70, a grade of “C,” to pass a transitional course. Student Classification Students who have earned less than 30 credit hours are classified as freshmen. Students who enroll for less than twelve (12) credit hours are classified as part-time students. Part-time students’ programs of study should conform to the general curriculum requirements of all students. Students registered at the College for twelve (12) credit hours or more are classified as full-time students. Independent Study Classes In certain unusual circumstances, the appropriate academic officer (Dean), upon recommendation of the Division Director and instructor, may permit a student to take a course by independent study. Permission will be based on such factors as future course availability, completion for graduation, and the student’s academic record. The student’s grade point average will be considered before approval to take a course by independent study is granted. A student will not be allowed to take more than one independent study course per semester. Transient students and other students whose GPAs are unknown will not be allowed to take any courses by independent study. Attendance Policy

Repetition of Courses

Class attendance is considered an essential part of the educational process at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. The college subscribes to the philosophy that the academic success derived by a student is directly proportional to class participation. A student is expected to attend all scheduled class meetings for courses in which he/she is registered and to participate in all required course activities.

Students may repeat courses for which they have previously registered. If a course is repeated, only the last grade awarded for the course will be used in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average (GPA) for the purpose of fulfilling graduation requirements. A course may be considered in the calculation only once to satisfy the credit hours required for graduation. Some sources of financial aid will not pay tuition for repeated courses.

Students are encouraged to attend all scheduled classes on time. Students whose unexcused absences exceed the maximum set for a course may be dropped from the course. Students are responsible for class activities missed during any absence, whether excused or unexcused. Instructors establish their own tardy policy. Instructors have the responsibility of informing their students of their class attendance and tardy policies.

Transitional Courses

Regulations pertinent to attendance are listed below:

Transitional courses are required for students who score below the standard established on the COMPASS Assess-

1. All instructors are required to take and report attendance.

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2. Student attendance will be recorded from the first day of class.

Final grades will be calculated based on all assignments required, regardless of whether or not the student has completed those assignments.

3. The course syllabus will specify how attendance will be checked and recorded and how it will be determined when the attendance policy is broken. Tardiness and checkouts will be addressed in the syllabus.

Grades

4. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with the exact amount of class time missed and to ensure that any missed assignments are completed in a timely manner. The instructor is required to notify the student when that student is in danger of violating the attendance policy; however, the instructor is not required to cover any material missed as a result of the student’s being absent. 5. Students are expected to be present for all examinations. Instructors are not required to arrange for make-up tests.

Letter grades are assigned according to the following system for all courses for which students have registered. A B C D F I AU W

6. A student who elects to withdraw from a class should notify his/her instructor and must complete the appropriate class withdrawal form in the Office of Admissions and Records. A student who discontinues attendance but fails to appropriately withdraw may be unofficially withdrawn by the instructor. 7. Students receiving financial aid should be aware that absences from class may result in a decrease in the amount of financial aid received or, in some cases, loss of financial aid. 8. If a student officially withdraws or is unofficially withdrawn (breaks the Attendance Policy) prior to 70% of the term, he/she will receive a “W.” After 70% of the term has been completed, a student who withdraws will receive a either “WP” if passing the course at the time of withdrawal or a “WF” if failing at the time of withdrawal. After 70% of the term has been completed, a student who misses class will not be allowed to make up any missed work unless he/she receives prior approval from the instructor. A student will not be issued an “I” based on absences; instead, a student will receive the grade he/she earns, with a grade of “0” being given for any homework, exams, projects, or other assignments not completed. Final grades will be calculated based on all assignments required, regardless of whether or not the student has completed those assignments. Attendance Policy for Online Courses According to the College’s attendance policy, students must demonstrate a minimum level of participation to receive college credit for a course. For online courses, this means attending class on campus a minimum of three times (course orientation, midterm exam, and final exam) and making weekly log-ins to the course website. Failure to log in for any three weeks (consecutive or not) will result in withdrawal from the course. If a student withdraws or is unofficially withdrawn from a course for breaking the attendance policy prior to 70% of the term being completed, a grade of “W” is assigned. If a student is passing the course and withdraws after the 70% point, a grade of “WP” will be assigned. If the student is failing the course, and withdraws after 70% point, a grade of “WF” will be assigned. Refer to the Student Calendar for the specific 70% date. If a student discontinues participation in the course after the 70% point, he/she will receive the grade earned, with a grade of “0” being given for any homework, exams, projects, or other assignments not completed through the end of the term.

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Numerical Range: 90-100 4 Quality Pts Numerical Range: 80-89 3 Quality Pts Numerical Range: 70-79 2 Quality Pts Numerical Range: 60-69 1 Quality Pts Numerical Range: Less than 60 0 Quality Pts Must be removed during the 0 Quality Pts next term or the grade of “F” will be assigned. Audit Course taken for no credit. 0 Quality Pts Must be declared prior to the end of Drop/Add period. Withdrawal Must be prior to 70% date. 0 Quality Pts Credit hours will not be averaged into the GPA. Withdrawal Must be after 70% date. 0 Quality Pts Passing Credit hours will be averaged into the GPA. Withdrawal Must be after 70% date. 0 Quality Pts Failing Credit hours will be averaged into the GPA. Transfer Credit accepted for course work 0 Quality Pts completed at another institution Credit byPrior Learning Assessment 0 Quality Pts Departmental Exam or Portfolio Assessment Exemption/Advanced Placement 0 Quality Pts Credit hours will not be averaged into the GPA. Exemption/CLEP 0 Quality Pts Credit hours will not be averaged into the GPA. Exemption/DANTES 0 Quality Pts Credit hours will not be averaged into the GPA. Tech Prep Credit for courses taken 0 Quality Pts under Tech Prep Articulation Agreement. Credit hours will not be averaged into the GPA.

Satisfactory grades are “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”. However, a grade of “D” is NOT considered a passing grade in a transitional course or in some programs of study. A student must earn a minimum final course average of 70, a grade of “C”, to pass a transitional course. Some programs may have a more stringent grading system due to external agencies/accreditation requirements. If a student withdraws after the 70% point of the term, a grade of “WP” will be assigned if the student is passing the course at the time of withdrawal. Refer to the Student Calendar for the specific 70% date listed as “Last Day to Withdraw without Any Academic Penalty.” If a student never attended or the class is cancelled, the class will be deleted and no grade with be assigned. Incomplete (I) Grade With the permission of the appropriate dean, an “I” may be assigned when a student’s work in a course is incomplete because of circumstances beyond the student’s control but is otherwise of passing quality. Unless the deficiency is made up within the following term, the “I” automatically becomes an “F.” An “Incomplete Grade Contract” form must be signed by the student, instructor, program coordinator, and the appropriate dean. The instructor is responsible for securing all signatures required on this form before submitting to the Office of Admissions and Records along with the Class Attendance Roster. Students are not allowed to secure these signatures.

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Academic Policies and Regulations An incomplete grade (“I”) does not count toward course work completed and is not counted as courses attempted; therefore, it does not negatively impact on the incremental measurement of progress. A GRADE OF “I” - INCOMPLETE - IS NOT COUNTED IN HOURS ATTEMPTED AND EARNED. However, the grade that replaces the “I” is counted in hours attempted and hours earned once it is removed. An “I” grade is intended to be only an interim course grade. Unless the deficiency is made up within the following term, the “I” automatically becomes an “F.” Earned “F” Verification Procedure If a student receives the final grade of “F”, the instructor is required to complete the “Earned “F” Verification” form to verify that the student actually earned the “F” grade. The Earned “F” Verification form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records at the time that final grades are entered each semester. Consequently, any student receiving the final “F” grade has actually earned this grade by either failing the course after attending 70% of the term or just did not master the course. Students who officially** or unofficially*** withdraw prior to 70% of the semester receive the “W” grade. Students who officially withdraw after attending 70% of the semester and are passing the course work will receive the “WP” grade. If students are not passing the course work after attending 70% of the semester, the “WF” grade will be assigned. If there are any Title IV recipients who withdraw or are withdrawn before completing 61% of the semester, a Return to Title IV Calculation is performed. If a Title IV recipient withdraws or is withdrawn after 60% of the term, then the student has actually earned all Title IV Funds. All instructors who submit a final grade of “F” for a student is required at the time of reporting the “F” grade to complete the “Earned “F” Verification” form to verify that the student actually earned the “F” grade. NOTE: This Earned “F” Verification Procedure has been in placed at the College since March 18, 2004. Grade Point Average (GPA) To obtain a numerical measure of the quality of a student’s work, quality points are assigned to grades as indicated below: A - 4 Quality Points 3 semester hours of “A” = 3 x 4 = 12 quality pts B - 3 Quality Points 3 semester hours of “B” = 3 x 3 = 9 quality points C - 2 Quality Points 3 semester hours of “C” = 3 x 2 = 6 quality points D - 1 Quality Points 3 semester hours of “D” = 3 x 1 = 3 quality points F - 0 Quality Points 3 semester hours of “F” = 3 x 0 = 0 quality points The grade point average (GPA) of a student is determined by multiplying the number of quality points for each grade received by the number of credit hours for that course. The total number of quality points is divided by the total number of credit hours attempted, excluding courses with W, S, U, I, and AU designations. Example: 30 quality points divided by 12 semester hours attempted = 2.5 GPA.

16 Grade Changes If a student has reason to believe that the letter grade earned in a particular course is wrong, the student must make an informal effort to correct the error with the instructor who issued the grade. If the informal efforts of the student and faculty member have not produced a satisfactory resolution, a formal appeal is in order. See the Formal Grade Appeal Process below. The grade change must be made within one semester after the grade was initially earned. Grade changes after one semester must be done through the Final Grade Appeal Process. The instructor is responsible for securing all signatures required on the Grade Change Request form before submitting to the Office of Admissions and Records. Students are not allowed to secure these signatures. Grade Report A grade report is posted on the College website, www. trenholmstate.edu, for every enrolled student at the end of each term. The grade report becomes a part of the student’s official transcript. The grade report will be withheld if there is an outstanding financial obligation to the College. If any student suspects that a grade may have been recorded in error, the student should schedule a conference with the instructor of that particular course. This must be done by the last day of the next term. If an error has been made, it will be corrected and reflected on the student’s transcript. If resolution is not attained, the student may appeal to the program coordinator. The program coordinator may resolve concerns or may convene an Ad Hoc Appeal Committee to review the concern. The Committee will make a decision and forward a recommendation to the appropriate dean. If a resolution is not obtained, the student may file a written appeal to the program coordinator. Formal Grade Appeal Process If the informal efforts of the student and faculty member have not produced a satisfactory resolution, a formal appeal is in order. A written appeal should be initiated by the student prior to the last day of classes of the semester following the semester in which the grade was issued. After this deadline, the appeals will not be considered. The following procedures should be followed for formally appealing a grade: 1. The student should first contact the instructor and request verification of the grade and how it was determined. 2. If the student does not receive satisfaction from the instructor, the student may confer with program coordinator and the faculty member in an attempt to reach closure. If the appeal is resolved at this point, a “memorandum of record” should be prepared by the program coordinator and be retained on file. 3. If closure is not reached, the student may file a formal grade appeal to the Dean of Instruction. This must be done in writing and dated prior to the one semester time limit. The appeal must state the name of the course, the reasons for the request, the dates involved, and name of the instructor who issued the grade, to include all previous attempts to resolve the situation. The dean will assign an ad hoc Grade Appeals Committee for deliberation. The Chairperson of the department

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Academic Policies and Regulations or the program coordinator will chair of the Committee. The Committee shall consist of two full-time faculty members, one faculty member from the discipline and one faculty member from outside the division and a college counselor (or designee). The Committee will review the student’s appeal letter, transcript, instructor’s roll book, tests, papers, reports, projects, and any other documentation. A vote will be taken by the committee to attempt resolution. If no resolution is achieved a formal hearing will be scheduled where the student and faculty member will be requested to present their side of the matter. After deliberating, the Committee will make a recommendation to the appropriate dean to either support the grade as awarded or to change the grade. The dean will notify the student of the decision and/or action within 3-5 days following the hearing. Standards of Academic Progress The following Grade Point Averages (GPA) are required according to number of hours attempted at the College: 1. Students who have attempted 12-21 credit hours at the College must maintain a 1.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average. 2. Students who have attempted 22-32 credit hours at the College must maintain a 1.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average. 3. Students who have attempted 33 or more credit hours at the College must maintain a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average. Exceptions to Standards of Academic Progress Standards of academic progress shall apply to all students unless otherwise noted: Exemptions: Programs which are subject to external licensure, certification, and/or accreditation or which have fewer than four semesters in length may have higher academic standards; Transfer students on Academic Probation must adhere to these standards of academic progress; Special standards of academic progress have been established for students enrolled in institutional credit courses (developmental courses) and for students who wish to remain eligible to receive Title IV Financial Aid. (See Satisfactory Academic Progress detailed in the Financial Aid Section)

17 the student is placed on ACADEMIC PROBATION. 3. When the Cumulative GPA of a student on Academic Probation remains below the GPA required for the total number of credit hours attempted, but the semester GPA is 2.0 or above, the student remains on ACADEMIC PROBATION. 4. When the Cumulative GPA of a student on Academic Probation remains below the GPA required for the total number of credit hours attempted, and the semester GPA is below 2.0, the student is suspended for one term. The transcript will read SUSPENDED-ONE SEMESTER. 5. The student suspended for one term may appeal. If, after appeal, the student is readmitted without serving the one semester suspension, the transcript will read SUSPENDED-ONE SEMESTER/READMITTED ON APPEAL. 6. The student readmitted on appeal will remain on ACADEMIC PROBATION until a 2.0 grade point average is earned. 7. A student on Academic Probation after being suspended for one semester (whether the student has served the suspension or has been readmitted on appeal) without having since achieved Clear academic status and whose Cumulative GPA falls below the level required for the total number of hours attempted, but whose semester GPA is 2.0 or above, will remain on ACADEMIC PROBATION until the student achieves the required GPA for the total number of hours attempted. Readmission to the College does not mean that a student is automatically eligible to receive financial assistance. 8. A student returning from one semester or one year suspension and, while on academic probation, fails to obtain the required GPA for the number of hours attempted and fails to maintain a semester GPA of 2.0, will be placed on one year’s suspension. 9. The student may appeal a one-term or one-year suspension. 10. The permanent student record will reflect the student’s status (except when the status is ‘clear’). When appropriate, the record will reflect ACADEMIC PROBATION, SUSPENDED ONE SEMESTER, ACADEMIC SUSPENSION ONE YEAR, SUSPENDED ONE SEMESTER/READMITTED ON APPEAL, OR ONE YEAR SUSPENSION READMITTED ON APPEAL. All applicable academic designations except Clear will appear on the student’s transcript.

Intervention for Student Success Process for Appeal for Readmission When a student is placed on academic probation, one term academic suspension, or one year academic suspension, the College may advise the student to take minimum course load, and refer them to Student Support Services for intervention in study skills and tutorials. Other services may be available on a case-by-case basis. Application of Standards of Progress 1. When the Cumulative GPA of a student is at or above the GPA required for the total number of credit hours attempted, the student’s status is CLEAR. 2. When the Cumulative GPA of a student is below the GPA required for the number of credit hours attempted

If a student declares no contest to the facts leading to suspension, but wishes to request consideration for readmission, the student may submit a request in writing for an “appeal for readmission” to the Admissions Committee within 3-5 days of notice of suspension. The Admissions Committee shall not be considered a “due process” hearing, but rather a petition for readmission. The student shall be given an opportunity to present rationale and/or statement of circumstances in support of immediate readmission. The decision of the Admissions Committee, along with the materials presented by the student, shall be placed in the student’s official records. Additionally, a copy of the written decision shall be provided to the student.

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Academic Policies and Regulations Standards of Academic Progress - Transfer Student A transfer student who is admitted on CLEAR academic status is subject to the same standards of academic progress as “native” students. Grades accrued at other regionally accredited colleges and universities are not included in grade point average calculation. A transfer student admitted on ACADEMIC PROBATION retains that status until the student has attempted at least 12 credit hours. If, at the conclusion of the semester in which the student has attempted a total of 12 or more credit hours and the Cumulative GPA is below 2.0, the student is suspended for one semester. The transcript will read SUSPENDED ONE SEMESTER. At the conclusion of the semester in which the transfer student was admitted on ACADEMIC PROBATION, has attempted a total of 12 or more credit hours, and the Cumulative GPA at the College is 2.0 or above, the student’s status is CLEAR.

18 rily, during semester(s) for which academic bankruptcy is declared will be disregarded in the cumulative grade point average. II. When academic bankruptcy is declared, the term “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY” will be reflected on the transcript for each semester affected. The transcript will be stamped “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY IMPLEMENTED”. All individual courses and grades will remain on the permanent transcript. Academic Bankruptcy cannot be considered by the Financial Aid Office when calculating Satisfactory Academic Progress. III. A student may declare academic bankruptcy only once. IV. Implementation of academic bankruptcy at the College does not guarantee that other college/universities will approve such action. This determination will be made by the respective transfer college/university. Graduation Requirements

For additional information regarding transfer credit see the “Admissions” section of this catalog. Application of Standards of Progress for Institutional Credit Courses College credit courses are those which are not creditable toward a formal degree and include Training for Existing Business and Industry, Continuing Education and courses numbered below the 100 series.

Associate of Applied Technology Degree A student shall be awarded the Associate of Applied Technology degree upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of a specific program in accordance with policies of the Alabama State Board of Education. A student must: 1. Satisfactorily complete an approved program of study, including prescribed general education courses.

Course Forgiveness If a student repeats a course, the second grade earned (excluding grades of “W”) will replace the first grade in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average. A nonsatisfactory grade (“F”) will replace the first grade, even if the first grade is passing. The grade point average during the semester in which the course was first attempted will not be affected. See Financial Assistance section in Catalog regarding eligibility. The student’s transcript will list all courses for which a student has enrolled.

2. Earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted. The calculation of the grade point average for graduation shall not include grades earned for transitional courses. All grades earned in courses which have been repeated, will be calculated into the cumulative grade point average. However, only the last grade awarded in a course will be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation purposes. 3. Complete at least 25% of the total semester hours at the College.

Academic Bankruptcy I. A student must complete a request for Academic Bankruptcy listing the courses he/she wishes to bankrupt. This form must be signed by the Director of Admissions and Records and a Financial Aid Official. A student may declare academic bankruptcy under the following conditions: A. If fewer than three (3) calendar years have lapsed since the term for which the student wishes to declare bankruptcy, the student may declare academic bankruptcy on all coursework taken during the one semester, provided he/she has taken a minimum of 18 semester credit hours since the bankruptcy term occurred. All coursework taken, even hours completed satisfactorily during the term for which academic bankruptcy is declared, will be disregarded in the cumulative grade point average. B. If three (3) or more calendar years have lapsed since the most recent semester for which the student wishes to declare bankruptcy, he/she may declare academic bankruptcy on all coursework taken prior to 18 semester credit hours of coursework since the bankruptcy term occurred. All coursework taken, even hours completed satisfacto-

4. Must satisfy all requirements for graduation within one calendar year from the last term of attendance. This timeframe includes credits earned at other colleges. 5. Fulfill all financial, academic, and admissions obligations to the College. 6. Submit an “Intent to Graduate” form, with graduation fee (if applicable), to the Office of Admissions and Records at the time of registration for the final semester of enrollment. This form must have the completed degree plan attached. Multiple Degrees To receive a second Associate Degree from H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College, a student must earn a minimum of twenty (20) semester credit hours beyond the requirements for the first degree and which are a part of the program requirements. Also, a student must meet all other graduation requirements.

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Regular Certificate

Intent to Graduate/Commencement Ceremony

A student may be granted a regular certificate upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the specific program in accordance with the Alabama State Board of Education policies.

A student is responsible for submitting an “Intent to Graduate” form the semester before the student plans to graduate.

To earn a Regular Certificate a student must: 1. Satisfactorily complete an approved program of study. 2. Earn a 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted. The calculation of the grade point average for graduation shall not include grades earned in transitional courses. All grades earned in courses repeated will be calculated into the grade point average. However, the last grade earned in a course will be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation purposes. 3. Complete at least 25% of the total semester credit hours required in the program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. 4. Must satisfy all requirements for graduation within one calendar year from the last term of attendance. 5. Fulfill all financial, academic, and admissions obligations to the College. 6. Submit an “Intent to Graduate” form, with graduation fee (if applicable), to the Office of Admissions and Records at the time of registration for the final semester of enrollment. This form must have the completed degree plan attached.

All candidates wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony will be charged a graduation fee of $35.00, which qualifies them to receive a document cover, mortar board, gown and tassel, and the opportunity to march in the commencement ceremony. All candidates, upon payment of the graduation fee, will receive their degrees six to eight weeks after the semester in which they graduate. All candidates are encouraged to participate in the annual commencement ceremony which will be held in May of each year. Candidates not wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony will not be charged a graduation fee. They will receive their degree, as other candidates, six to eight weeks after the ceremony. Candidates for graduation must submit an “Intent to Graduate” form regardless of whether the candidate intends to participate in the commencement ceremony. This must be done at the time of registration for the final semester of enrollment. This insures that the candidate’s status as a graduate is recorded on his/her transcript. Degrees must bear the signatures of the College president, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) and governor of the State at the time of the student’s graduation. Honors and Awards Dean’s List

Short Term Certificate

A Dean’s List shall be compiled at the end of each semester. The requirements for the Dean’s List shall be:

To earn a Short Term Certificate a student must:

1. A grade point average for the term of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.00 scale.

1. Satisfactorily complete an approved program of study. 2. Earn a 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted. The calculation of the grade point average for graduation shall not include grades earned in transitional courses. All grades earned in courses which have been repeated will be calculated into the grade point average. However, the last grade earned in a course will be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation purposes.

2. A completion of 12 credit hours of college-level work for the semester. Transitional courses do not count toward the minimum course load requirement. President’s List A President’s List shall be compiled at the end of each semester. The requirements for the President’s List shall be: 1. A grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale.

3. Complete all credit hours required in the program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. 4. Fulfill all financial, academic, and admission obligations to the College.

2. A completion of 12 credit hours of college-level work for the semester. Transitional courses do not count toward the minimum course load requirement.

5. Submit an “Intent to Graduate” form, with graduation fee (if applicable), to the Office of Admissions and Records at the time of registration for the final semester of enrollment. This form must have the completed degree plan attached.

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Academic Policies and Regulations Commencement Honors Candidates for commencement will be recognized in the printed program for academic achievement. Recognition will be given according to the following designations: Associate Degree in Applied Technology Graduation with Honors 3.50 - 3.69 cumulative GPA Graduation with High Honors 3.70 - 3.89 cumulative GPA Graduation with Highest Honors 3.90 - 4.00 cumulative GPA Certificate Graduation with Distinction 3.50 - 4.00 cumulative GPA In order to be eligible for any academic honor, a candidate must have completed a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of credit at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College.

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Associate Degree in Applied Technology (AAT) The Associate of Applied Technology Degree is a specialized degree in a specific technical field as designated in column four on the previous page. The degree is awarded on the basis of completion of an approved Plan of Study which includes specific technical courses from the technical area plus designated general education requirements. Requirements are listed with the program descriptions.

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Maximum and Minimum Course Loads The student course load for a full-time student will be 12 to 19 credit hours per semester. Credit hours above 19 credit hours will constitute a student overlaod. A student course overlaod must be approved by the Dean of Instruction. Twenty-four (24) credit hours is the maximum number of credit hours that can be taken in a semester.

General Education Requirements Certificate (CER) Each Certificate program is designed to prepare the student for employment in one of a number of technical or skilled jobs in a specific occupational area. Each program requires in-depth technical preparation supported by related general education courses. The award is based upon completion of an approved Plan of Study.

Short Term Certificate (STC) Each Short Term Certificate program is designed to provide specialized preparation in a specific technical skill. The program requires a number of closely related technical courses. The Short Term Certificate is appropriate for an individual who plans to enter a job requiring specific technical skills, or for a currently employed individual who needs to develop a new skill or to upgrade an existing skill. The award is based upon completion of an approved Plan of Study.

Since general education courses provide students with a solid understanding of a wide variety of subjects and methods of learning, the general education courses are required of all students seeking an Associate in Applied Technology Degree (AAT). General education courses also provide students with an exposure to broader and more varied intellectual concepts thereby impacting on each program by providing more quality and enhancing marketability of graduates. General education has four traditional objectives: selfrealization, economic efficiency, civic responsibility, and human relationship. Courses offered in postsecondary education represent a continual commitment to those objectives within contemporary concepts.

Definition of Academic Major/ Area of Concentration A “major� refers to the student’s selected field of concentration.

Prerequisites Prerequisites for a course must be met before the course is taken unless permission to omit the prerequisite is obtained from the program coordinator and the division director. A student who fails the first course of a sequence cannot take the succeeding course(s) before having passed the first course.

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General Education Degree Requirements The following is a general description of State Board of Education requirements for general education courses. Please see the individual curriculum requirements listed in this catalog for the specific general education requirements for each award. The General Education Core for Associate in Applied Technology Degree: Area I: Written Composition I and II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 6 Credit Hours Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 6 Credit Hours In addition to Literature, disciplines include but are not limited to: Area/Ethnic Studies, Art and Art History, Foreign Languages, Music and Music History, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Speech, Theater and Dance. Note: Individual colleges may establish specific course requirements within program of study parameters set forth in the general education core for the Associate in Applied Technology Degree. Requirements Prescribe: Minimum of 9 hours in Area I and Area II which could include 6 hours in Written Composition I and II and 3 hours in Area II; or 3 hours in Written Composition I and 3 hours in Technical Writing and 3 hours in Area II; or 3 hours in Area I with 3 hours in Speech in Area II, plus 3 additional hours in Area I or II. Area III: Natural Science and Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Credit Hours In addition to Mathematics, disciplines in the Natural Sciences include: Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Geography, Earth Science, Physics, and Physical Science. Requirements Prescribe: Distributed in Mathematics or Science or Computer Science (Data Processing). Minimum of 3 hours in Mathematics required. One Computer Science (Data Processing) course (2 are preferred) or demonstrated computer literacy skills, or the integration of computer proficiencies within a required discipline-specific course(s). Appropriate 100 level courses (or higher) as denoted in The Alabama College System Course Directory may be substituted. Students enrolled as majors in health-related disciplines for which the AAT degree is awarded must take BIO 103 as the prerequisite for BIO 201, BIO 202, and BIO 220 to assure the transfer of courses within parameters of the AGSC Minimum General Education Semester Hour Distribution Requirements or in lieu of successfully complete the system-wide biology placement examination. Students enrolled as majors in health-related disciplines for which the AAT degree is awarded may take BIO 211 and BIO 212 in which case BIO 212 would serve as the prerequisite for BIO 220. Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Credit Hours In addition to History, the Social and Behavioral Sciences include, but are not limited to: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Programs in which the AAT represents the Terminal Award are not required to complete the 6 semester hour sequence in Area IV. Minimum General Education Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 - 24 Credit Hours Area V: Maximum General Education Core, Technical Concentration, 58 - 52 Credit Hours and Electives Courses appropriate to the degree requirements, occupational or technical specialty requirements, core courses, and electives. General Studies Curricula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Credit Hours Maximum Program Semester Credit Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Credit Hours Semester Credit Hour Range by Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 - 76 Credit Hours

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The General Education Core for the Certificate: Area I: Written Composition I and II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 6 Credit Hours COM 100 and COM 103 may be substituted only in non-degree eligible programs. Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 6 Credit Hours Speech is required in certificate program unless provisions for addressing Oral Communication Competencies represent an integral module in a required discipline-specific course. SPC 100 and SPC 103 may be substituted only in non-degree eligible programs. Area III: Natural Science and Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Credit Hours Requirements Prescribe: Distributed in Mathematics or Science or Computer Science (Data Processing). One Computer Science (Data Processing) course (2 are preferred) or demonstrated computer literacy skills, or the integration of computer proficiencies within a required discipline-specific course(s). MAH 100, MAH 103, and MAH 105 may be substituted only in non-degree eligible programs. DPT 100 and DPT 103 may be substituted only in non-degree eligible programs. Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Credit Hours Minimum General Education Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 18 Credit Hours General Studies Curricula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Credit Hours Area V: Maximum General Education Core, Technical Concentration,50 - 42 Credit Hours and Electives Courses appropriate to the degree requirements, occupational or technical specialty requirements, core courses, & electives Maximum Program Semester Credit Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Credit Hours Semester Credit Hour Range by Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 - 60 Credit Hours

The General Education Core for the Short Term Certificate: Area I: Written Composition I and II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 - 3 Credit Hours Specialized Training Certificate Semester Hours recommends one technical writing course. Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Credit Hours Area III: Natural Science and Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 - 3 Credit Hours Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Credit Hours Minimum General Education Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 - 6 Credit Hours General Studies Curricula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Credit Hours Area V: Technical Concentration, and Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 - 26 Credit Hours Courses appropriate to the degree requirements, occupational or technical specialty requirements, core courses, and electives Maximum Program Semester Credit Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Credit Hours Semester Credit Hour Range by Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 - 26 Credit Hours

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Admissions Table of Contents Admissions Policy Statement .................................................................................................................................... 26 Audit Students............................................................................................................................................................ 31 COMPASS Placement Assessment ............................................................................................................................ 26 Credit for Prior Learning ........................................................................................................................................... 29 Statewide Articulation ............................................................................................................................................. 29 College Level Examination Program ...................................................................................................................... 29 Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Services...................................................................................... 30 Advanced Placement................................................................................................................................................ 30 Credit by Department Examination ......................................................................................................................... 30 Industry-Recognized Credentials ............................................................................................................................ 30 Portfolio Review ...................................................................................................................................................... 30 Enrollment Process .................................................................................................................................................... 26 Enrollment Schedule .................................................................................................................................................. 26 Exemptions from Testing ........................................................................................................................................... 26 First-Time College Students ...................................................................................................................................... 26 Admission to Pursue a Certificate within a Non-Degree Program ......................................................................... 26 Admission to Pursue a Short Term Certificate in Truck Driving ............................................................................ 27 Admission to Pursue an Associate Degree, Regular Certificate, or Short Term Certificate within a Degree Program ............................................................................................ 27 a. Unconditional Admission of First-Time College Students ............................................................................. 27 b. Conditional Admission of First-Time College Students ................................................................................. 27 Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit for High School Students ................................................................................ 28 International Students ................................................................................................................................................ 31 Late Registration ........................................................................................................................................................ 31 Non-Credit Students .................................................................................................................................................. 31 Re-admission.............................................................................................................................................................. 31 On-line Registration ................................................................................................................................................... 31 Selective Admissions Programs .................................................................................................................................28 Testing/Re-Testing ..................................................................................................................................................... 26 Transfer of Credit (General Principles) ..................................................................................................................... 29 Transfer Students ....................................................................................................................................................... 28 Unconditional Admission of Transfer Students ...................................................................................................... 28 Conditional Admission of Transfer Students .......................................................................................................... 29 Initial Academic Status of Transfer Students .......................................................................................................... 28 Transient Students ...................................................................................................................................................... 31

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Admissions Policy Statement

coursework at another Alabama Community College System institution within the last three years;

It shall be the policy of H. Trenholm State Technical College to admit all applicants who meet the established admission criteria. Admission decisions will be made without regard to an applicant’s race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age. This policy grants admission to first-time college applicants, transfer applicants, transient applicants, audit applicants, accelerated high school applicants, international applicants, and applicants seeking readmission.

• Applicants who provide documentation of assessment with the COMPASS or ASSET taken at another Alabama Community College System institution within the last three years; • Audit applicants, transient applicants, and dually enrolled high school applicants in English and/or math.

Enrollment Schedule

Applicants who do not take the algebra portion of the COMPASS Placement Assessment will be required to complete MAH-090, Basic Mathematics.

Applicants may enter the college at the beginning of each term: Fall (August), Spring (January), or Summer (May). Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission to the College prior to the term for which they wish to enroll.

Testing/Re-Testing

Enrollment Process All applicants must provide the following documents, when applicable, as a condition of admission to Trenholm State Technical College: • A completed application for admission, which requires proof of residency. Applications can be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records on both campuses and should be returned to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Trenholm or Patterson Campus. The mailing address is: H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Office of Admissions and Records P.O. Box 10048 Montgomery, Alabama 36108 • An OFFICIAL high school transcript, and/or GED scores, and/or college transcript(s). In order to be official, transcripts must be mailed directly from another school to Trenholm State Technical College. Transcripts handdelivered must be in an unbroken sealed envelope to be official. Compass Placement Assessment • The COMPASS Placement Assessment is designed to ensure proper course enrollment and enhance probable success in math, English, and reading. (See information under Testing/Re-Testing) Exemptions from Testing • Applicants who are within three years of high school graduation and have earned the following minimum score on the ACT or SAT within the past three years: ACT English-20 and ACT math-20 or SAT I Verbal-480 and SAT I math-480; • Applicants who have an associate degree or higher; • Applicants who transfer degree-creditable college-level English or mathematics courses with a grade of “C” or better (pending evaluation of official transcript(s); • Senior citizens (Alabama residence, age 60 and older), undeclared, other non-award seeking majors who are taking classes for avocational reasons only; • Applicants who have completed required transitional

The COMPASS Placement Assessment is designed to ensure proper course placement in math, English, and reading, and to verify that new applicants have the skills necessary to succeed in courses required for their chosen major. The COMPASS Placement Assessment is free of charge to incoming applicants and assessment scores are valid for three years from the date of the original or re-test assessment. Each section of the Placement Assessment may be repeated only once at a charge of $8.00 per section. Please note: If the assessment was taken at another higher education institution, then the assessment can only be repeated once at the College. A study guide for the assessment is on the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) link of the College website. To receive a hard copy, visit the Office of Admissions and Records or call (334) 420-4306. Any questions about the Placement Assessment should be directed to the LEC at (334) 420-4349 or (334) 420-4460. Placement Assessment results are a prerequisite for initial enrollment unless an exemption applies. If testing or retesting for the Ability to Benefit, all three sections of the test must be taken in one testing session. The fee for retaking the Assessment is $24.00 and must be paid in the Bookstore. Please discuss taking a retest with LEC personnel before paying the fee. Retest scores will replace previous scores. First-Time College Students Applicants who have not previously attended any regionally or nationally accredited college will be considered first-time college applicants or “native” applicants. The College may establish additional requirements for select programs or to assure ability to benefit. Admissions to Pursue Certificate within a Non-Degree Program Applicants who do not have a high school diploma or GED may be admitted to Non-Degree Programs to pursue Regular or Short Term Certificates, but they must pass all parts of the Ability-to-Benefit test. They may enroll in any Technical course for which they meet the prerequisites provided they are at least 16 years of age and have not been enrolled in secondary education for at least one calendar year (or upon recommendation of the

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local superintendent or his/her designee). The applicant may not enroll in courses for which prerequisites have not been met.

• The applicant holds a high school diploma equivalent to the Advanced or Regular Diploma, issued by a nonpublic high school and has achieved a minimum ACT score of 16; or

Admissions to Pursue a Short Term Certificate in Truck Driving To be eligible for admissions to pursue a Short Term Certificate in Truck Driving, an applicant must provide the following documentation at the time of registration:

• The applicant holds the high school diploma from another state equivalent to the Advanced, Regular Diploma, Regular Career/Technical Endorsement, CreditBased Endorsement or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public high school, and has achieved a minimum ACT score of 16; or

• Completed Application for Admissions, which includes proof of residency.

• The applicant holds a GED Certificate issued by an appropriate state education agency.

• Department of Transportation (DOT) physical which indicates no physical or mental limitations which could impair one’s ability to drive a truck. The physical must be dated within two (2) years of one’s registration date and must be documented on the proper DOT physical form.

Unconditional Admissions of First-Time College Students

• The drug screen must indicate negative results and be dated within 30 days of registration. The results should be mailed to:

• An official transcript showing the graduation date with an Advanced, Regular Diploma, Regular Career/ Technical Endorsement, or Credit-Based Endorsement Diploma, or the high school record from another state that is equivalent to the aforementioned options, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public, regionally and/or state accredited high school; or

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Truck Driver Training P.O. Box 10048 Montgomery, AL 36108 • Applicants enrolled in the Truck Driving program are subject to random drug testing. • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR), which may be obtained from the Department of Public Safety, 50 North Ripley Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. The MVR must be dated within 30 days of applicant’s registration. • Current Driver’s License. • The applicant is responsible for all costs related to the DOT physical and drug screen. • Tuition, books and fees are due at the time of registration. The cost range from $1,500.00 to $1,602.00 for Alabama residents. Out-of-state residents will be charged double this amount. Admissions to Pursue an Associate Degree, Regular Certificate, or Short Term Certificate within a Degree Program To be eligible for admissions to pursue an Associate Degree, Regular Certificate within a Degree Program, or Short Term Certificate within a Degree Program, an applicant must meet one of the following criteria: • The applicant holds Advanced, Regular Diploma, Regular Career/Technical Endorsement, Credit-Based Endorsement Diploma, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to aforementioned endorsements, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public, regionally and/or state accredited high school; or • The applicant holds a high school diploma equivalent to Advanced, Regular Diploma, Regular Career/Technical Endorsement, Credit-Based Endorsement Diploma issued by a non-public high school and passed the Alabama High School Graduation Examination; or

For unconditional admissions, applicants must have on file at the College a completed application for admissions and at least one of the following:

• An official transcript showing a graduation date from high school that is equivalent to the Advanced, Regular Diploma, Regular Career/Technical Endorsement, or Credit-Based Endorsement Diploma issued by a nonpublic high school and proof of passage of the Alabama High School Graduation Examination; or • An official transcript showing a graduation date from high school that is equivalent to Advanced, Regular Diploma, Regular Career/Technical Endorsement, or Credit-Based Endorsement Diploma issued by a nonpublic high school and evidence of a minimum ACT score of 16; or • An official transcript showing graduation from high school with the Alabama Occupational Diploma and evidence of a minimum ACT score of 16; or • An official GED Certificate. For admission to a course not creditable toward an associate degree, applicants with less than a high school diploma or GED must also have on file documented Ability-to-Benefit. (See Student Services Section, Ability-to-Benefit Testing) Conditional Students

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• An official transcript showing the graduation date with Advanced, Regular Diploma, Regular Career/Technical Endorsement, or Credit-Based Endorsement Diploma, or the high school record from another state that is equivalent to the aforementioned options, issued by a non-public high school and proof of passage of the Alabama High School Graduation Examination; or • An official transcript showing the graduation date from high school, with an Advanced, Regular Diploma, Regular Career/Technical Endorsement, or CreditBased Endorsement Diploma, that is equivalent to the aforementioned options, or issued by a non-public high school and evidence of a minimum ACT score of 16; or • An official transcript showing the graduation from high school with the Alabama Occupational Diploma and evidence of a minimum ACT score of 16; or

shall equal one credit at the high school level in the same or a related subject. Articulation agreements shall be entered between Trenholm State and the local Boards of Education. Selective Admissions Programs Individuals who are seeking admission to elective admissions programs (Practical Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Radiologic Technology) must meet all admissions requirements of the College. In addition, these programs have a separate admissions application and several admissions requirements that must be met by a publicized application deadline. Advisors in those programs are available to answer questions and assist students in understanding these requirements; however, responsibility for meeting all admissions requirements for these programs is the sole responsibility of the student.

• An official GED Certificate. If all required admissions records have not been received by the College prior to issuance of first term grades, the grades will be reported on the transcript, but the transcript will read CONTINUED ENROLLMENT DENIED PENDING RECEIPT OF ADMISSIONS RECORDS. This notation will be removed from the transcript only upon receipt of all required admissions records. Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit for High School Students Institutions within the Alabama Community College System are authorized to establish dual enrollment/ dual credit programs with local boards of education in the College service area. Courses offered by Alabama Community College System shall be of postsecondary level, or as stipulated in a contract for services between the two levels. An applicant is eligible for dual enrollment/ dual credit if the applicant meets the following criteria: • The applicant must meet the Trenholm State entrance requirements. • The applicant must have a “B” average in completed high school courses. • The applicant must have written approval of the appropriate principal and/or the local superintendent of education. • The applicant must be in either grade 10, 11, or 12, or have an exception granted by Trenholm State upon the recommendation of the local Board of Education’s superintendent or his/her designee in accordance with Alabama Administrative Code 290-8-9-.17 regarding gifted and talented applicants. • Applicants may enroll in occupational/technical courses/ programs in accordance with college guidelines. • Applicants enrolled in courses offered during the normal high school day, on or off the high school campus, shall have prior permission of the local Board of Education’s superintendent or his/her designee and the president of Trenholm State. • Parental permission and travel for courses offered other than the applicant’s high school campus during the normal school day will be administered under the auspices of local Boards of Education. • Six semester credit hours at the postsecondary level

Selective admissions programs are highly competitive. Meeting minimum admissions requirements ensures that students’ applications will be considered but does not guarantee program acceptance. Students are selected based on an objective scoring system for each program; students selected for admission to the programs generally exceed minimum admissions requirements. Prospective students should contact program faculty or staff or visit the program section of the College website for up-to-date information. Transfer Students Applicants who have previously attended another regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited college, will be considered transfer students, and will be required to submit official transcripts of work attempted at all said institutions. Transfer applicants must also provide other admissions documents as required for first-time applicants at the College. Transfer applicants who meet requirements for admissions to courses creditable toward an associate degree shall be classified as “degree-eligible” applicants. Transfer applicants who do not meet these requirements shall be classified as “non-degree-eligible” students. Unconditional Admission of Transfer Students • For unconditional admissions, transfer students must submit an application for admissions and official transcript(s) from all regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited colleges attended, and as designated by the institution, any other documents required for first-time college students. • A transfer student who attended another college and who seeks credit for transfer to the receiving college may be admitted to the College as a transient student. The student must submit an application for admissions and an official letter from the transfer college which certifies that the credit earned at Trenholm State will be a part of the student’s academic program. A student is not required to submit transcripts of previously earned credits at other colleges. • Transfer applicants who have completed the Baccalaureate Degree will be required to submit only the transcript from the college granting the Baccalaureate Degree.

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Conditional Admission of Transfer Students Transfer students who do not have official transcripts on file from all colleges attended and any additional documents required by the College may be granted conditional admissions. Transfer applicants will not be allowed to enroll for a second term unless all admissions records have been received by the College prior to registration for the second term. If all required admissions records have not been received by the College prior to issuance of first term grades, the grades will be reported on the transcript, but the transcript will read CONTINUED ENROLLMENT DENIED PENDING RECEIPT OF ADMISSIONS RECORDS. This notation will be removed from the transcript only upon receipt of all required admissions records. Initial Academic Status of Transfer Students • A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale will be admitted on Clear Academic status. A transfer student who is admitted on Clear Academic status is subject to the same standards of academic progress as a “native” student. Grades accrued at other regionally accredited colleges are not included in the Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation at the College. • A transfer student who is admitted on Academic Probation retains that status until the applicant has attempted at least 12 semester credit hours. • If the Cumulative GPA at the College is below 1.5 at the conclusion of the semester in which the applicant has attempted a total of 12 or more semester credit hours, the student will be suspended for one semester. The transcript will read SUSPENDED--ONE TERM.

Occupational Education may request an evaluation of transfer credits after completing 15 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. • Transfer credit(s) will be evaluated during the first term of enrollment, only if transferrable grades are “C” or better. College transcripts will only be evaluated when all transcripts are received. • Awarding of transfer credit to fulfill graduation requirements will be based on the applicability of the credits to the requirements of the degree pursued. • Credit may be extended based on a comprehensive evaluation of demonstrated and documented competencies and previous formal training. (See section on Alternative Sources of Credit). • Courses completed at here may transfer to other technical colleges and to the technical divisions of community colleges. Credits may transfer to the academic divisions of community colleges or to four-year colleges/ universities. However, the decision on the acceptance of transfer credits always rests with the receiving college. All requests concerning transfer courses should be directed to the college/university to which a student plans to transfer. Credit for Prior Learning It is the philosophy of H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College that a student should not be required to repeat a learning experience for knowledge or skills currently possessed by the applicant. Therefore, if prior learning can be appropriately documented, the applicant may be awarded credit or advanced placement. Statewide Articulation

• If the Cumulative GPA at the College is 1.5 or above at the conclusion of the semester in which the transfer student admitted on Academic Probation has attempted a total of 12 semester credit hours and earned a cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA, the student’s status will become Clear. General Principles for Transfer of Credit • Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward a certificate or a degree must represent collegiate coursework relevant to the student’s degree plan. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, an institution may use recognized guides which aid in the evaluation for credit. Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs. • Courses completed at other regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited colleges with a passing grade will be accepted for transfer and must be a part of the student’s degree plan. Higher grades may be required by the College for selected courses provided the higher grades are also required in courses for native students. Course grades of “C” or better will only be accepted for transfer.

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College participates with Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Elmore, Macon, Montgomery and Pike County School systems and the Tallassee City School System in a Technical Preparation Consortium. Articulation agreements may also exist with other school systems. High school graduates who have grades of “A” or “B” in specific occupational programs and have fulfilled all requirements of the Statewide Articulation Agreement may be eligible for college course credit. Credit awarded through an articulation agreement will be indicated on the student’s transcript. For specific information on Statewide Articulation please call (334) 420-4347. College Level Examination Program H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College accepts credits earned from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provided that there is a course equivalent in the student’s degree plan. Credit will be indicated on the student’s transcript as “EC” (exemption/CLEP). A listing of minimum acceptable CLEP scores is available in the Office of Admissions and Records. The College does not administer CLEP tests. If a CLEP test is available for a particular course, credit by departmental examination will not be given.

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Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Service

of study. Credit(s) will be indicated on the applicant’s transcript as “CR.”

Credit may be granted for any military service school or for any United States Armed Forces Institute/Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Services (USAFI/ DANTES). Subject tests that have been satisfactorily completed and are determined to have a course equivalent in the student’s degree plan will be accepted. Credit will be indicated on the applicant’s transcript as “ED” (exemption/DANTES). Additional information on DANTES credit is available from the Office of Admissions and Records.

Industry-Recognized Credentials

Advanced Placement Advanced course placement or college credit may be awarded in specific subject areas for successful completion of Advanced Placement examinations administered to high school students by the College Entrance Examination Board. With a score of three (3) or higher, a student may receive credit for a course in the subject area corresponding to the test. A maximum of 30 credit hours may be awarded for Advanced Placement. Credit will be indicated on the student’s transcript as “EA” (exemption/advanced placement). Additional information on advanced course placement is available in the Office of Admissions and Records. Credit by Department Examination Theory courses are available for credit by department examination. Credit by examination requires the approval of the instructor of the particular course and the Dean of Instruction. The following guidelines apply to the granting of credit by examination:

Credit(s) may be awarded for prior learning that has been verified and assessed through an industry-recognized credentialing process. Individual departments may identify specific licensure and/or certification that will be accepted for course credit. The departmental faculty and the appropriate Dean will establish specific course credits to be awarded for specific industry credentials. The department must verify the credentials of the applicant requesting credit and attach supporting documentation for review by the appropriate Deans. There is no fee for evaluation of industry-recognized credentials. Portfolio Review The request for credit by portfolio review will be evaluated by a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) certified assessor and a department advisor to determine if the applicant has sufficient experiences to be eligible for credit pursued. Upon recommendation to the appropriate Deans, a faculty committee will be assigned to provide assistance to the student in gathering and preparing supporting documentation for the portfolio. The faculty committee and a PLA certified assessor will evaluate the student’s portfolio, conduct an interview with the applicant and recommend action on the request for credit. Final approval for awarding of credit by portfolio review rests with the appropriate Deans. The student portfolio must contain the following: • Title page;

• Not all courses are available for credit by examination. See an instructor within the department for a list of courses available for credit by examination.

• Detailed outline or table of contents;

• Students may not receive credit by examination for a course they have previously audited or for which they have received a grade other than a “W” (Withdrew). In addition, they may not receive credit by examination for a course if they have earned credit for an equivalent or more advanced course. Transitional courses are not eligible for credit by examination.

• Detailed resume to include education, employment history, continuing education units, professional activities, association memberships, civic and social activities, and honors;

• A student is eligible to attempt credit by examination for any particular course only once. • If a course has a theory and a lab/clinical component, a student must pass a written test and a performance test to receive credit by examination. A student must first pass the written exam before being allowed to take the performance component.

• Course outline(s) for the course(s) credit is requested;

• A typed narrative in manuscript style, should include a detailed explanation of activities listed in the resume and a description of theoretical and applied knowledge, as it relates to the specific course outcomes; • Verification to include documents such as transcripts, professional certificates, CEUs, letters of reference from employers and colleagues, professional evaluations, testimonials, job position descriptions, a listing of professional activities, and other pertinent documentation;

• A $45.00 non-refundable fee must be paid, per written examination, at the time the request is made for credit by examination. The cost for the performance exam will vary depending on the supplies necessary for completing the exam.

The following guidelines apply to the granting of credit for prior learning:

• A grade of seventy-five percent (75%) must be achieved on the test in order to be awarded credit by examination.

• A student is eligible to apply for credit for prior learning only once;

• The maximum number of credit hours that may be earned for credit by examination is twenty-five percent (25%) of the credit hour requirements for any program

• Students may not receive credit for prior learning for a course they have previously audited or for which they have received a grade. In addition, they may not receive

• The portfolio process must begin before midterm of the student’s first semester;

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credit for prior learning for a course, if they have earned credit for an equivalent or more advanced course; • A $75 non-refundable portfolio assessment fee must be paid upon recommendation of the appropriate Dean to establish a faculty committee and to evaluate the student’s portfolio; • The maximum credit that may be awarded for prior learning is twenty-five percent (25%) of the Technical credit hour requirements for any program of study. Credit will be indicated on the applicant’s transcript as “EL” (exemption/life experiences);

Audit Students Applicants may apply for admissions to credit courses on a non-credit or audit basis. Students must meet all applicable admissions requirements. Standards of performance for each class will be defined by the individual instructor. A grade of “AU” will be given to denote an audit. Students must declare their intention to audit a class at the time of registration. A course may be changed from CREDIT to AUDIT or from AUDIT to CREDIT only during the official drop/add period of each semester. Non-Credit Students

• The portfolio review process will not be available for any course for which credit by examination is available; • A Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) certified assessor will administer all written exams and some performance exams. The form of the examination, the method of administering it, and the time requirements for the examination are at the discretion of the course instructor and/or the department from which credit is pursued. International Students Prior to being issued an I-20 form, international students must present the following items to the Office Admissions and Records: • An official translated copy of the student’s high school transcript (and college transcript(s), if applicable); • Official transcript showing a minimum of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); • Signed, notarized statement declaring that they will be fully responsible for their financial obligations while attending college; • Documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance which must be maintained during all periods of enrollment; and, • College application for admissions. Students from a country where English is the native language, or students who have successfully completed a college-level English course, may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement. A student who wishes to transfer from another college or university in the United States must submit a transfer clearance form/letter from the institution where the applicant was last enrolled. Transient Students Students who attended another college/university and who wish to earn credits for transfer to that parent college may be admitted to the College as transient students. Students must submit an application for admissions and a letter or Transient Permission Form from the parent institution to certify that the credits earned at the College will be accepted as part of their academic program. The official letter or Transient Permission Form must be properly signed by the dean, registrar, or advisor at the parent college and must contain the specific college course(s) students have been approved to take. Transient students are not required to file transcripts of their previously earned credits at other colleges/universities.

An applicant enrolling exclusively in non-credit courses may be granted admissions to the College via the Continuing Education Department. For additional information, please contact (334) 420-4235. Re-admission All new and returning students must see their assigned advisor prior to registering for classes. Students returning to the College after a break in enrollment of two consecutive terms are required to update admissions information in the Office of Admissions and Records. In addition, returning students must submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended since the last date of attendance at Trenholm State Technical College. Applicants are subject to fulfilling the requirements of the curriculum that is current at the time of re-admissions. Registration During advising, students should obtain a copy of their degree plan. Students should follow their degree plans since it is their responsibility to make sure that courses are taken in proper sequence. In addition, any required prerequisite course must be completed before registering for higher level courses. Registration for classes is held on designated dates prior to the beginning of each semester. All new students must begin the enrollment process in the Office Admissions and Records. New students will meet with a New Advisor for advising. Additionally, instructors will assist students in selecting classes and completing a Course Registration Form. Online Registration Online registration is available to all returning students through their student login. Prior to online registration, returning students should meet with their program advisors to ensure they are registering for appropriate courses. Late Registration Any registration which is completed after the beginning of classes is considered late. Late registration is permitted during a designated period (drop/add) and every effort should be made to avoid late registration. Many courses may be full, at this time, and it may be difficult to cover any missed material. Applicants will not be admitted after the drop/add period has ended. Students may have an opportunity to register for mini-term courses, if they are available.

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Tuition & Fees Table of Contents Books and Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Bookstore Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Failure to Receive Financial Aid Disbursement Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Financial Aid Return of Title IV Funds Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Financial Aid Overpayment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Ineligibility for Refund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 In-State Tuition Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 A. Resident Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 B. Non-Resident Students Eligible for In-State Tuition Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Liability Insurance Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Other Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Out-of-State Tuition Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Payment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Partial Withdrawal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Total Withdrawal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Refund for Alabama National Guard and Reservists Called to Active Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Refund Payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Returned Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Tuition and Fee Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

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Tuition and Fee Schedule The following tuition and fee schedule is in effect for H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. The amount of tuition and fees is based on the number of scheduled credit hours each term. This schedule is subject to change at any time resulting from action by the Alabama State Board of Education or the Department of Postsecondary Education.

Credit Hours

Tuition Rate

Bond Fee

Facility Fee

Technology Fee

Building Fee

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

107.00 214.00 321.00 428.00 535.00 642.00 749.00 856.00 963.00 1,070.00 1,177.00 1,284.00 1,391.00 1,498.00 1,605.00 1,712.00 1,819.00 1,926.00 2,033.00 2,140.00 2,247.00 2,354.00 2,461.00 2,568.00

1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.00

9.00 18.00 27.00 36.00 45.00 54.00 63.00 72.00 81.00 90.00 99.00 108.00 117.00 126.00 135.00 144.00 153.00 162.00 171.00 180.00 189.00 198.00 207.00 216.00

9.00 18.00 27.00 36.00 45.00 54.00 63.00 72.00 81.00 90.00 99.00 108.00 117.00 126.00 135.00 144.00 153.00 162.00 171.00 180.00 189.00 198.00 207.00 216.00

7.00 14.00 21.00 28.00 35.00 42.00 49.00 56.00 63.00 70.00 77.00 84.00 91.00 98.00 105.00 112.00 119.00 126.00 133.00 140.00 147.00 154.00 161.00 168.00

133.00 266.00 399.00 532.00 665.00 798.00 931.00 1,064.00 1,197.00 1,330.00 1,463.00 1,596.00 1,729.00 1,862.00 1,995.00 2,128.00 2,261.00 2,394.00 2,527.00 2,660.00 2,793.00 2,926.00 3,059.00 3,192.00

Online Tuition Rate: $133.00 per credit hours Out-of-State Rate: 2.0 times that of In-State tuition rate. (Effective: Fall Semester 2011)

Credit Hours:

6 - 8 hours - Half-time Student Status 9 - 11 hours - Three-quarter time Student Status 12 - above - Full-time Student Status

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In-State Tuition Rates Students or prospective students described in either Part A or Part B below shall be eligible for “In-State” tuition rates. A. Resident Students A “resident student” is a person who: 1. is a citizen of the United States who has been a legal resident of the State of Alabama for at least one year immediately preceding registration, or whose non-estranged spouse has been a legal resident of the State of Alabama for such period, or (in the case of dependent students) whose parents or legal guardian has been a legal resident of the State of Alabama for such a period; or 2. is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and officially stationed in Alabama at the time of registration, or whose non-estranged spouse, or (in the case of dependent students) whose parents or legal guardian is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and officially stationed in Alabama at the time of registration, or who has, or whose non-estranged spouse has, been discharged from the Armed Forces and has formally declared Alabama as his or her state of domicile, or who is a dependent whose parents or legal guardian has been discharged from the Armed Forces and has formally declared Alabama as his or her state of domicile; or 3. currently resides in Alabama and is an “immigrant,” that is, a non-citizen admitted for permanent residence who has been issued an Alien Registration Receipt Card by the Immigration and Naturalization Service; or 4. currently resides in Alabama and is a “Parolee,” that is, a non-citizen who has been “paroled” into the United States at the discretion of the United States Government and who has been issued an “I-94 Card” stamped “Parolee.” (Examples are Cubans and Vietnamese who have left their native countries for political reasons); or 5. currently resides in Alabama and is an “Entrance,” that is, a non-citizen who has been allowed into the United States at the discretion of the United States Government and who has not been issued an Alien Registration Receipt Card. (Examples are Cambodian refugees and Haitians). B. Non-Resident Students Eligible for In-State Tuition Rates Also eligible for In-State tuition rates, whether or not he or she is a resident of Alabama, is a person who:

ian* has taken full-time permanent employment in Alabama; or 2. is not a dependent* but who holds full-time permanent employment in Alabama or whose non-estranged spouse* holds permanent full-time employment in Alabama; or 3. is incarcerated in a State or Federal correctional institute in Alabama; or 4. is eligible for in-state tuition in a state contiguous to Alabama which has a reciprocal tuition agreement with the State of Alabama Board of Education. NOTE: * Neither the student nor parent, guardian, or spouse need be a resident of Alabama. The term “dependent” shall be defined in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code. Out-of-State Tuition Rates Any student who does not fall into one of the categories described in the preceding section for In-State tuition eligibility shall be subject to payment of tuition and fees at the “Out-of-State” rate. The Out-of-State tuition rate is 2.00 times that of the In-State tuition rate. Other Fees A $35.00 non-refundable Graduation Fee is due at the time the Intent to Graduate Form is submitted during registration for the last term of attendance. Liability Insurance Fee The Liability Insurance Fee for all Health Services Programs and the Early Child Care and Education Program is $15.00 per year. Insurance fee for the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Program is $69.00 per academic year. Payment All students, except sponsored students, are required to pay the full amount of tuition and fees at the time of registration. Sponsored students whose expenses are paid by agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation Service, Alabama Veterans Affairs, employers, etc. must have written authorization from the appropriate agency on file in the Financial Aid Office in order to register for classes without personally paying the tuition and fees. Students not completing payment at the time of registration will have that registration voided and will have to repeat the full registration process. Students may not attend classes until all tuition and fees have been paid. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College accepts cash, Visa, or MasterCard for payment.

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Refund Policy

Financial Aid Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Partial Withdrawal

1. If a student totally withdraws from school, he/she will be evaluated for earned aid based on the percentage of time he/she has been enrolled in the term. 2. If a student has received more aid than earned at the point of withdrawal, the student must repay the Title IV fund. 3. If the student has earned aid that has not been disbursed according to the percentage of time enrolled in the term, the student may be eligible for a postwithdrawal disbursement. 4. If a student fails to attend any classes for which he/she is enrolled, no financial aid will be awarded for those courses. Students must drop all non-attended classes during drop/add to avoid out-of-pocket expense. 5. If a student owes a repayment to Title IV for grant aid, the student's portion of the repayment may be reduced by 50%.

Students who do not completely withdraw from the college but drop a class during the regular drop/add period will be refunded the difference in the tuition paid and the tuition rate applicable to the reduced number of hours, including fees appropriate to the classes dropped. There is no refund due to a student who partially withdraws after the official drop/add period. Total Withdrawal Students who officially or unofficially withdraw from all classes for which they are registered before the first day of classes for the term will be refunded the total amount of tuition and other refundable fees. Students who officially or unofficially withdraw completely on or after the first day of classes, but prior to the end of the third week of classes will be refunded according to the withdrawal date. Total Withdrawal before the 100% refund official first day of classes Total Withdrawal during first week 75% refund Total Withdrawal during second week 50% refund Total Withdrawal during third week 25% refund Total Withdrawal after the end of the third week NO REFUND An administrative fee not to exceed 5% of tuition and other refundable institutional charges or $100.00, whichever is smaller, shall be assessed for each withdrawal within the period beginning the first day of class and ending at the end of the third week of class. The first official day of classes is indicated on the College calendar as the day that classes begin. There is only one first day of class. This day may not be the first day on which all classes begin. The calendar also indicates the last day to drop/add. For calculating refunds, a week is defined as the first day of class running seven calendar days (inclusive of Saturday and Sunday). Example:

Classes begin June 14, student withdraws June 17. Fourth day = 75% Refund due. Tuition/fees paid:

Administrative Fee: Round to nearest dollar Refund amount:

$648.00 x .75 $486.00 - 32.40 $453.60 $454.00

Financial Aid Overpayment Policy In accordance with C.F.R. 668.61, if there is a financial aid overpayment, the student must make satisfactory repayment arrangements with the U. S. Department of Education within 45 days. For additional information concerning Financial Aid at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College, telephone the Financial Aid Office or write the Financial Aid Office on the Patterson Campus at 3920 Troy Highway, Montgomery, Alabama, 36116 or the Trenholm Campus at 1225 Air Base Blvd., Montgomery, Alabama, 36108. Ineligibility for Refund Students who are withdrawn by H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College for disciplinary reasons, for nonpayment of tuition and fees, or for other similar reasons, are not eligible for a refund. Refund Payment Refunds are processed after the drop/add period. Students paying tuition and fees by cash will be issued a refund check. The check will be mailed to the home address of the student. Students paying tuition and fees by credit card will have the amount of the refund credited to their account. Refund for Alabama National Guard and Reservists Called to Active Duty Students who are active members of the Alabama National Guard or reservists or who are active duty military who are called to active duty in the time of national crisis shall receive a full tuition refund at the time of withdrawal, if such student is unable to complete the term due to active duty orders or assignment to another location.

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Returned Checks Two-year colleges have been authorized by the Alabama State Board of Education to charge for each check that is issued to the institution and is returned for insufficient funds or other reasons. A fee will be charged for any check written to the College, which is returned. Once the Business Office sends a returned check notification, the check writer has 10 days to reclaim the check and pay the College, in cash, at the Business Office for the fee plus the amount of the check. The current amount of the returned check fee allowed by state law is $30.00. If the returned check has not been cleared within 10 days, it will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Worthless Check Unit for Collection. The check writer will be responsible for any fees and court costs assessed during the collection process. Students with returned checks will be placed on processing hold until all charges have been paid and will remain on a cash basis only thereafter. Failure to Receive Financial Aid Disbursment Check All students are required to maintain current mailing address information through the Office of Admissions and Records. If a student fails to receive a financial aid disbursement check which has been mailed, a 21day waiting period will be in effect from the date the check was mailed before the replacement process will be initiated. Books and Supplies Students must purchase their own textbooks, workbooks, equipment, materials, and supplies as specified for their particular major. As a convenience for students, a college bookstore is provided on both campuses with a full array of books and other supplies. All textbooks and most tools and special supplies may be obtained in the bookstore. Bookstore Refund Policy Items purchased in the Bookstore may be returned within 14 days from the date of purchase, with receipt and in their original condition. Refunds will be made based on the original method of payment.

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Financial Assistance Table of Contents Academic Competitiveness Grant .............................................................................................................................39 Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship Program ......................................................................................................41 Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services ......................................................................................................41 Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program (ANGEAP) .....................................................................41 Application Procedures ..............................................................................................................................................38 Eligibility (Student) ...................................................................................................................................................38 Federal Pell Grant ......................................................................................................................................................38 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) ..............................................................................................42 Required Credit Hours, Grade-Point Averages & Required Pace of Completion ..................................................42 Transfer/Re-admit Students .....................................................................................................................................42 Financial Aid Probation and/or Warning .................................................................................................................42 Suspension (Termination of Aid).............................................................................................................................42 Appeals Process and Extenuating Circumstances ...................................................................................................42 Attendance/Audits....................................................................................................................................................43 Monitoring Progress ................................................................................................................................................43 Repeating Courses ...................................................................................................................................................43 Transitional (Remedial) Courses .............................................................................................................................43 Grades ........................................................................................................................................................................43 Withdrawal ...............................................................................................................................................................43 Withdrawal - Passing/Failing ..................................................................................................................................43 Incomplete ...............................................................................................................................................................43 Earned “F” Verification Procedures ........................................................................................................................43 Program Completion................................................................................................................................................43 Change of Curriculum of Study ..............................................................................................................................43 Probation and Termination of Aid ...........................................................................................................................44 Students’ Rights and Responsibilities .....................................................................................................................44 Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) ..............................................................................39 Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) ........................................................................................................................39 Leveraging Education Assistance Partnerships Program (LEAP).............................................................................39 Pell Grant ...................................................................................................................................................................38 Probation and Termination of Aid .............................................................................................................................44 Purpose.......................................................................................................................................................................38 Revision and Cancellation of Financial Aid ..............................................................................................................45 Refund Policies (Federal & State) .............................................................................................................................44 Scholarships ...............................................................................................................................................................39 Institutional Scholarships ........................................................................................................................................39 Achievement Scholarships .......................................................................................................................................39 Leadership or SKILLS USA Scholarships ..............................................................................................................40 Tech Prep Scholarships ............................................................................................................................................40 Career Technical Scholarships.................................................................................................................................40 Trenholm Foundation Scholarships .........................................................................................................................40 Senior Adult Waiver Program ....................................................................................................................................40 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) .....................................................................................................................42 Student Loan Program ...............................................................................................................................................39 Students’ Rights and Responsibilities........................................................................................................................44 Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997......................................................................................................................................41 Total Withdrawal........................................................................................................................................................45 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program ..........................................................................................................41 Types of Assistance....................................................................................................................................................38 Veterans Benefits .......................................................................................................................................................40 Withdrawal (Partial and Total)......................................................................................................................... 44 & 45 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) .............................................................................................................................41

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Purpose

Student Eligibility

The purpose of student financial aid at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is to assist students who have financial need to help meet the cost of their education. The College believes that no individual should be denied an education because of inadequate financial aid resources. Consequently, financial aid is available at the College for those students who apply and qualify.

To receive Federal financial aid, a student must: • Have either a high school diploma, GED certificate, pass a test approved by the U. S. Department of Education or completed a high school education in a homeschooled setting approved under state law; • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program; • Be a U. S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen with a valid Social Security Number; • Demonstrate financial need; • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) once enrolled at the College; • Sign a statement of educational purpose/certification statement on refunds and defaults; • Not be in default on any loan or owe a refund on any grant made at any institution under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV, HEA Program); • Register with Selective Service if male between the ages of 18 and 25.

Application Procedures In order to determine eligibility for Federal Student Aid (FSA) Programs, the student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest and easiest way to apply is online at www.fafsa. gov. The Federal Processing Center will determine the student’s eligibility based on a standard formula established by Congress. The student is also required to complete both the College’s Admission Application and the admissions process before any Federal funds can be awarded. Approximately three to five business days, after completing the FAFSA online, the College and the student will receive from the Federal Processing Center either an electronic response in the form of an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) or a paper response in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR). Upon receiving a Student Aid Report (SAR), the student is not required to submit the SAR to the Financial Aid Office for evaluation providing the College’s Federal School Code 005734 is listed on the Student Aid Report (SAR). However, the student is responsible for following up with the Financial Aid office.

The amount of Federal Student Aid (FSA) a student is eligible to receive is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) assigned by the Federal Processing Center, the cost of attendance at the College, the enrollment status of the student and other information provided by the student.

If the ISIR/SAR has been selected for verification, the student will be asked to provide documents to check the accuracy of the information. The Financial Aid staff will assist the student with correction (s), if required.

Types of Assistance

All transfer students applying for Federal Student Aid (FSA) must request an academic transcript from each postsecondary institution previously attended to be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records at the College. The student’s financial aid file will not be complete until all required documents are received at the College.

The Priority Dates, at the College, for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year are as follows: July 15 for the upcoming fall semester, November 15 for the upcoming spring semester and April 15 for the upcoming summer term.

The College participates in the following Federal Student Aid (FSA) Programs as authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV, HEA Program): The Federal Pell Grant (FPG); The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG); The Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP);

Each term, Federal Student Aid (FSA) credit balance checks are disbursed fourteen (14) days after the first day of classes to those students who have this type of balance. Federal Student Aid (FSA) disbursements are mailed to the recipients’ home addresses on file in the Office of Admissions and Records.

The College also participates in the State of Alabama Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP) which is referred to as the Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP). Additional information about this Program can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4292.

Effective Fall 2010, Trenholm State Technical College will pay Federal Pell Grant disbursements at the rate of 50% of the Scheduled Federal Pell award for the fall semester, which constitutes the first semester of the award year, and 50% of the Scheduled Federal Pell Grant award for the spring semester, which constitutes the second semester, to full-time financial aid recipients, enrolled in either credit-hour programs, as measured in credit-hours attempted or in clock-hour programs, as measured in cumulative clock-hours required to complete and expressed in calendar time.

Federal Pell Grant (FPG) Program

Recipients must reapply for Federal Student Aid (FSA) on or after January 1 of each year for the next fall semester.

The Federal Pell Grant (FPG) Program is the largest grant program available. A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants are awarded usually to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree or professional degree and who are enrolled in an eligible program. A professional degree is usually earned after earning a bachelor’s degree in a field such as medicine, law, or dentistry. In some cases, a Federal Pell Grant may be awarded for attending a post-baccalaureate teacher certificate program. This program is not offered at the College.

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Federal Pell Grant amounts can change yearly. The maximum award for the 2011-12 award year will be $5,550 for the scheduled Pell award. The maximum Pell award is also given for any Federal Pell Grant eligible children of military personnel killed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. In order to receive these funds, a student must be under 24 years of age or enrolled at least part time in college at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death. Also effective July 1, 2010, students who are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant but their parent or guardian met the same post-September 11, 2001 conditions stated above, will be eligible to receive an Iraq or Afghanistan Service Grant equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year, except that the amount will not exceed the cost of attendance for that award year. To receive a Federal Pell Grant, a valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) or Student Aid Report (SAR) must be processed by the Federal Processing Center while the student is still enrolled. Any ISIR or SAR received after the deadline date as specified on the FAFSA will not be eligible for payment except in some cases where verification has been initiated prior to the deadline. Federal Pell Grant can be received only up to 18 semesters, or the equivalent, if a Federal Pell Grant is received for the first time on or after July 1, 2008. Additional information about the Federal Pell Grant may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at (334) 4204317. Federal Supplemental Educational Grant (FSEOG) Program

Opportunity

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program is designed to assist undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients who applied by the published priority dates and demonstrate exceptional need. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for assistance through the FSEOG Program based on the availability of this fund at the College. Additional information about FSEOG may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4321.

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides parttime employment primarily on campus. This Program allows students the opportunity to work and earn a portion of the money they need to finance their education. The Federal Work-Study Program is available to full-time or part-time students. In addition, the Program provides meaningful job experience while students matriculate at the College. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply. Priority is given to those applicants who apply by the published priority dates and the availability of these funds at the College. Additional information about the FWS Program may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4322. Assistance

Student Loan Program H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College does not participate in either the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) or the Direct Student Loan Program. The College withdrew from the Federal Family Education Loan Program (formerly, Guaranteed Student Loan Program) in August 1989. If enrolled at least as a halftime student, student borrowers who attend Trenholm may qualify for in-school deferments. An in-school deferment is a temporary suspension of student loan payments. In order to receive an in-school deferment, a deferment form must be requested from any previous lender and submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records for completion. Transfer students who participated in the Student Loan Program, at another college, are encouraged to continue to communicate with their lenders. Student loan lenders cannot help the student borrows without knowing the nature of their problems. Keeping in contact with previous lenders, may prevent student borrows from defaulting on their student loans. Additional information on deferments can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4321. Scholarships The College offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students. A scholarship application may be obtained in the Financial Aid office or from your high school counselor’s office. Properly completed applications should be submitted to the Financial Aid office by the announced deadline. Scholarships are awarded by semester based upon availability. The scholarships awarded by the College cover the cost of tuition and fees only. Additional information about scholarships can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at either (334) 420-4316 or (334) 420-4292. Institutional Scholarships

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

Leveraging Education Program (LEAP)

known as the Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP). Additional information about LEAP may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at (334) 4204321.

Partnerships

The Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership Program provides a limited amount of State funds to eligible Alabama residents who demonstrate need and who are enrolled at least half time. This Program is also

A limited number of Institutional Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates, GED recipients and first-time Trenholm students with a Cumulative GradePoint Average (CGPA) of 2.0. Specific application procedures and guidelines are available in the Financial Aid Office. The completed scholarship application must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, with the required documentation, by the specified deadline dates. All Institutional Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.5 cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA). For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4316. Achievement Scholarships Achievement scholarships are awarded to interested students currently enrolled at the College who have earned a minimum of 12-credit hours with a Cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 or better. Specific application procedures and guidelines are available in the Financial Aid Office. The completed scholarship application must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, with the required documentation, by the specified deadline

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dates. Achievement Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 Cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA) throughout their enrollment at the College. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4316.

• Special Needs/Hardship Scholarship Individuals may contact the Financial Aid office at (334) 420-4316 for additional information.

Leadership or SkillsUSA Scholarships

Alabama residents 60 years of age or older may attend classes tuition free on a space-available basis. Seniors who wish to apply for the Senior Adult Waiver Program must follow standard admissions procedures and meet all course prerequisites as stated in the College Catalog. This waiver covers tuition only in college-credit courses. A college-credit course is defined as a course measured in both credit hours and scheduled weekly contact hours that are part of an organized and specified program leading to a formal award at the College, i.e., associate degree, certificate or short-term certificate. The Senior Adult Waiver does not cover books, fees, supplies, tools or repeated courses. Seniors who qualify can register for courses the first day of each semester. For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid office at (334) 420-4292.

Leadership scholarships are awarded to students who are elected President of the Student Government Association, first-place regional winners of SkillsUSA or College Ambassadors who meet the eligibility requirements. Students must either be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate and must have and maintain a 2.5 Cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA). For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4316. Tech Prep Scholarships Tech Prep scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who have completed two or more years in an articulated career technical program. In addition, students must have passed the Alabama High School Graduation Exam. Applicants must have a “B” average in career technical courses and a minimum of a “C” average in academic courses. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4316. Career Technical Scholarships Career Technical scholarships are available to students through recommendation of a career technical center director. The director will have the authority to approve one scholarship on an annual basis during the months of April and May of each year. In order to be eligible for consideration, students must complete the College’s Application for Admissions, Scholarship Application form and provide all required documents by the specified deadlines. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4316. Trenholm Foundation Scholarships The TrenholmTech Foundation annually awards scholarships to help students achieve their goal of becoming highly-trained competitors in the workforce. Applicants must meet the following criteria: • Must be a U S citizen or eligible noncitizen • Must be a full-time student (12-credit hours or more per semester) at Trenholm State Technical College. • Must have a minimum Cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 or better • Must submit a 500-word essay (typed) to include his/ her career goals, why he/she should be considered for a scholarship and the need for a scholarship The following types of scholarships are available through the TrenholmTech Foundation: • Dr. H. Councill Trenholm Scholarship (Financial Need) • Jerry Joyce First-Generation College Student Memorial Scholarship • Samuel Munnerlyn Student Leadership Scholarship • Dr. Anthony L. Molina Memorial Academic Excellence Scholarship • Mary and Marshall Anderson Health Services Technology Memorial Scholarship • Mary and Marshall Anderson Academic Excellence in Health Services Technology Memorial Scholarship • James Bates Humanitarian Scholarship

Senior Adult Waiver Program

Veterans Benefits Veterans Educational Benefits are available to qualified Veterans, Dependents of Veterans, National Guard members and Reserve members. To receive VA educational benefits, all recipients must be enrolled in an approved course of study. Benefits differ according to the Chapter of VA educational benefits for which the student qualifies. Students receiving VA educational benefits are responsible for registering only for courses that are included on their respective degree plan. Students receiving VA educational benefits must promptly notify the VA Certifying Official, located in the Financial Aid office on the Trenholm campus, when withdrawing from a class or all classes. Failure to do so may result in an overpayment from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The student is liable for the overpayment. To continue receiving VA educational benefits, Veterans must attend at least 85 percent of their scheduled classes. Instructors will report students who are excessively absent to the Office of Admissions and Records and VA benefits may be reduced accordingly. The Department of Veterans Affairs may require approximately 60 to 90 days to process educational benefits. As a result, Veterans should be prepared to pay tuition and fees at registration. Before making an application for educational benefits, the Veteran must complete the following: Step 1: An Application for Admissions to the College A Transcript Request Form (s) and send to high school and colleges attended A Transcript Request Form to request GED transcript Sit for the Compass Placement Assessment, if applicable Step 2: Report to the VA Certifying Official located in the Financial Aid office on the Trenholm campus. Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill) submit certified copy of DD214 form Chapter 35 (Veteran Dependents) submit

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Certificate of Eligibility form Chapter 1606/1607 (Reserve or Guard) submit Notice of Basic Eligibility Form (NOBE) Chapter 33–Post 9/11 Veterans submit Certificate of Eligibility Chapter 31- Disabled Veterans submit Authorization and Certification Certificate (Veterans benefits cannot be certified until meeting with the VA Certifying Official, at the College.) Veteran benefits cannot be received for courses previously passed unless an improved grade is required or for auditing courses. The Veteran will not be paid for courses in which an “I” (Incomplete) was previously received or for courses which are not a part of the declared major unless approved as a substitute for a required course by the appropriate Dean. All Veterans should contact the VA Certifying Official during registration in order to complete the proper forms for certification. If the enrollment period is temporarily interrupted, the VA Certifying Official will recertify when notification of reenrollment is received from the Veteran. Specific details and applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, 1225 Air Base Boulevard, Montgomery, Alabama or by telephoning (334) 4204321. Additionally, the Department of Veterans Affairs, 345 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery, Alabama may be contacted. For more information about benefits, visit http://gibill.va.gov., or contact the Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551. The telephone number for Monthly Verification (IVR) is 1-877-823-2378. The telephone number regarding non-education benefits is: 1-800-8271000.

Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program (ANGEAP) The Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program (ANGEAP) is designed to provide financial assistance to Alabama National Guard members. For additional information and applications, the National Guard member should contact his/her National Guard Unit. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federallyfunded program which provides training/retraining to eligible individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, unskilled or recently dislocated from a job because of a layoff or plant closing. Additional information on the WIA Program may be obtained by contacting the Montgomery CareerLink Office at (334) 286-1746 or the State Employment Service in your home county. Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program provides assistance to workers in companies affected by imports from foreign countries, shifts in production to certain foreign countries and to certain secondary workers. The Program provides affected workers with both rapid and early assistance and the opportunity to engage in long-term training while receiving income support. Approved workers apply for individual services and benefits through their local One-Stop Career Centers to determine individual TAA eligibility for services and benefits. Those who are qualified and seek training are then referred to local training institutions. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Alabama Employment Office at (334) 286-1746

Alabama G. I. Dependents Scholarship Program Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs offers financial assistance to eligible dependents of disabled Veterans (child, stepchild, spouse or un-remarried widow or widower) who are living or deceased. Qualifying Veterans must have been permanent civilian residents of Alabama prior to entry into military service. Other qualifying veterans’ categories are former Prisoners of War (POW), declared Missing in Action (MIA) and those who died in service. The Alabama G. I. Dependents Scholarship Program does not pay for non-credit courses, transitional (remedial) courses and facility fees. In addition, the G. I. Dependents’ Scholarship Program does not cover supplies or textbooks for non-credit and/or transitional (remedial) courses. The student is responsible for paying these charges. Veterans Service Officers of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs maintain an office in each county of the State. They can provide information and assist in filing the required forms. Their offices are located usually in the county courthouse. The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs may be contacted directly at the following address: Alabama G. I. Dependents’ Scholarship Program, Department of Veterans Affairs, Post Office Box 1509, Montgomery, Alabama 36102-1509. The telephone number is (334) 242-5077.

Students who have learning, physical or mental disabilities which interfere with their ability to work or attend college may be eligible for assistance through the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. Rehabilitation services may provide assistance with all or part of the costs associated with college attendance. For additional information, contact Rehabilitation Services at the following address: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, 602 South Lawrence Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36116, or by contacting the Alabama Rehabilitation Services at (334) 293-7019. Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides tax relief for qualified taxpayers or for the qualified parent or guardian taxpayer of a qualified student dependent. Certain eligible expenses that are incurred for studying at Trenholm State Technical College may result in a credit against liability. There are three tax credits available to help you offset the costs of higher education by reducing the amount of your income tax: The Hope Credit, American Opportunity Credit, and the Lifetime Learning Credit, also referred to as education credits. For additional information, see Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education at www.irs.gov. For those who have made tuition payments to the College,

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a Tuition Statement (IRS Form 1098-T) will be mailed to them by January 31st of the following year. The Tuition Statement reports the amounts paid to the College, during the previous year, for tuition and related fees and provides the name and the telephone number of the Trenholm State contact person. The Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits may not be claimed at the same time for the same student.

of transfer students who apply for Federal Student Aid. After the Director of Admissions and Records completes the evaluation of these transcripts, transfer credits that apply to the student’s major, at the College, will be included in the hours attempted and hours earned for future Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluations. However, transfer students GPAs are not included in the Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluations.

FINANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) POLICY

Financial Aid Probation and/or Warning

Students who receive assistance from the Federal Pell Grant (FPG) Program, Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, Alabama Student Assistance Programs (ASAP) are required to make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward the goal of completing their declared degree or certificate program. Effective with the 2011 fall semester, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be checked at the end of each semester. In addition, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is also checked when students complete a warning period and/or when awards are revised. The progress of students who received federal and state financial aid funds will be measured against the following Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards and will be subject to the following policies: Required Credit Hours, Grade-Point Averages (GPAs) and Required Pace of Completion A student enrolled in an Associate Degree or Certificate Program requiring more than 26 credit hours must meet the following standards: • After attempting 12-21 credit hours, must earn a 1.50 GPA and complete 58% of the enrolled hours • After attempting 22-32 credit hours, must earn a 1.75 GPA and complete 62% of the enrolled hours • After attempting 33-or more credit hours, must earn a 2.00 GPA and complete 67% of the enrolled hours Students enrolled in Certificate Programs 26 credit hours or less must meet the following standards: • After attempting 12-17 credit hours, must earn a 1.50 and complete 58% of the enrolled hours • After attempting 18 or more credit hours, must earn a 2.00 and complete 67% of the enrolled hours. All hours attempted, including those in which the student withdrew, will be included in this calculation, even if financial aid was not received. Transfer/Re-Admit Students All transfer and re-admit students, to the College, must meet the minimum grade-point standards indicated above in order to be eligible for financial aid. Students who do not meet these standards will be ineligible to receive Title IV funds at the College. In addition, students who transfer to Trenholm are required to submit an official copy of their academic transcript (s) from all previously attended postsecondary institution (s). Initially, the transcript from the last college attended will be considered to evaluate Satisfactory Academic Progress

According to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, students failing to achieve SAP may be placed on Probation. However, if this is the first probationary period for a Title IV recipient, he/she may be granted a one-time Financial Aid Warning period and awarded financial assistance during this period. At the end of the Financial Aid Warning period, the student must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements in order for the Financial Aid Warning status to be lifted and to continue receiving financial aid. Suspension (Termination of Aid) Students who do not successfully establish Satisfactory Academic Progress during the Financial Aid Warning Period will be placed on Suspension and become ineligible for any additional financial aid at that point. If a student is re-admitted to the College upon academic appeal, financial aid will remain suspended until one of the following criteria is met: 1. The student either meets the Financial Aid SAP requirements or 2. The student presents to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee evidence of extenuating circumstance(s) deemed, by this Committee, to be sufficient to justify an exception to the SAP Policy. As a result, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and financial aid will be reinstated for this period. Otherwise, the student must bring his/her academic record into compliance with the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements before financial aid can be reinstated. Appeal Process & Extenuating Circumstances Any student placed on Suspension may appeal his/her status. All appeals must be addressed to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee and submitted to the Director of Financial Aid in writing within five days following the date that the student receives notification of her/his status. This written appeal should explain reasons for non compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards, include an academic plan of study developed with her/his major advisor for bringing her/his grades into compliance with the policy and steps that will be taken to prevent a reoccurrence of failure to meet SAP. If an appeal is approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and awarded financial assistance for this period. Only one appeal per academic year may be submitted.

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Attendance/Audits

WP or WF

At the beginning of each term, the faculty must identify the names of those students who fail to attend their classes. Those students’ names are deleted from any pending financial aid credit balance submissions until attendance can be verified by the faculty member. Students will not receive financial aid for any classes they audit or for any classes they never attend.

Students who officially withdraw after attending 70% of the semester and are passing the course work will receive the “WP” grade. If students are not passing the course work after attending 70% of the semester, the “WF” grade will be assigned. The hours attempted for these grades are included in the Financial Aid SAP calculations. I - Incomplete

Monitoring Progress Academic progress will be monitored at the end of each semester and/or term. Repeating Courses A student receiving Title IV aid may repeat courses; however, the repeated hours will be included in the Financial Aid SAP calculations as hours attempted and hours earned. Only one repeat of a previously passed college course is allowed.

With the permission of the Dean of Instruction, a grade of Incomplete (“I”) may be assigned when a student’s work in a course is incomplete because of circumstances beyond the student’s control, but is otherwise of passing quality. An Incomplete (“I”) grade does not count toward course work completed and is not counted as course work attempted. Therefore, the Incomplete (“I”) grade does not negatively impact on the incremental measurement of progress. Although the Incomplete (“I”) grade is NOT counted in hours earned or attempted, the grade that replaces the “I” is counted in both hours earned and attempted, once the “I” is removed.

Transitional (Remedial) Courses A Title IV recipient who is enrolled in a transitional (remedial) course and failed may not enroll in the same course more than three (3) times and continue to receive financial assistance. If the Title IV recipient enrolls in the same transitional (remedial) course more than three (3) times, financial aid will not pay for this subsequent enrollment in this course. A Title IV recipient may not be paid for more than 30-semester credit hours of transitional (remedial) work. Transitional (remedial) courses are counted in the hours attempted and hours earned. Grades: W - Withdrawal A grade of “W” is assigned to a student who officially withdraws** or is unofficially withdrawn*** from the College or from a course prior to 70 percent of the term being completed. This specified date is included in the Student Calendar for each term. It is the responsibility of the student to become familiar with the dates in the Student Calendar in order to know the exact withdrawal dates. A student who is officially withdrawn or is unofficially withdrawn from the College after 70 percent of the semester has been completed will receive the grades that he/she has earned at that time of withdrawal. A grade of “W” earns zero quality points and, for financial aid purposes, is counted in hours attempted by the student. Students who withdraw from classes, after receiving Title IV aid face the possibility of being placed on either Financial Aid Warning or Financial Aid Suspension. Additionally, financial aid recipients who completely withdraw are subject to the Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy (R2T4). This Policy may require Title IV recipients who completely withdraw from all classes before completing 60% of either the semester or the term to repay a portion of any grant funds received to the Title IV Programs. ** Officially Withdraws - means that student receives, completes, gets the appropriate signatures, and returns all appropriate withdrawal forms to the Admissions Office. ***Unofficially Withdrawn - means that the student has violated the attendance policy and missed 15% or more of the class.

An “I” grade is intended to be only an interim course grade. Unless the deficiency is made up within the following semester, the “I” automatically becomes an “F” when grades are processed at the end of the next semester. At the time that final grades are entered each semester, an Incomplete Grade Contract form must be signed by the student, instructor, division chair and the Dean of Instruction and submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records. Earned “F” Grade and Verification Procedure If a student receives the final grade of “F”, the instructor is required to complete the Earned “F” Verification form to verify that the student actually earned the “F” grade. The Earned “F” Verification form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records at the time that final grades are entered each semester to verify that the “F” grade was earned. The grade of “F” is counted in hours attempted and results in zero hours earned. Program Completion The maximum time frame allowed to complete a program of study without financial aid penalty cannot exceed 150 percent of the published length of a specific program as measured in either credit-hours attempted in credit-hour programs or cumulative clock-hours required to complete as measured in clock-hour programs. Beginning Fall 2010, full-time students can only receive Title IV aid for a total of 18 semesters. This timeframe is increased for part-time students. Change of Curriculum of Study All periods of students’ enrollment count when determining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), even periods in which the student did not receive Federal Student Aid (FSA). After declaring the initial major, all students, including Title IV recipients, are only allowed two changes of majors before completing a Program of Study not to exceed 150% of the current major. Students who are pursuing an Associate Degrees may not be able to complete a second Associate Degree at the College on Title IV aid.

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Probation and Termination of Aid

Federal and State Refund Policies

Students who do not successfully establish Satisfactory Academic Progress during the Financial Aid Warning Period will be placed on Probation and may become ineligible for any additional financial aid at that point.

Federal Refund Policy

Whether the student completes either the Financial Aid Probation or is re-admitted upon academic appeal, financial aid will remain suspended until one of the following criteria is met: 1.

Either the student makes the required minimum Cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA) for the number of credit hours attempted at the College; or

2.

The student presents to the Financial Aid Office Committee evidence of circumstance (s) deemed by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee to be sufficient to justify an exception to this Policy and warrant continuation of financial aid.

A student who wishes to be considered for financial aid after termination of Federal Financial Aid must bring his/ her academic record into compliance with the qualitative, quantitative measures and the required completion ratio while attending Trenholm at one’s own expense. When the student is again in compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy, the student’s financial aid status will be reversed. Students’ Rights and Responsibilities • • • • • • •

Students have the right to obtain information about financial assistance programs available at the College. Students have the right to discuss financial aid decisions with personnel in the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students have the right to appeal financial aid decisions. Students receiving financial aid are responsible for registering only for courses that are in their degree plan. Students are responsible for following application and/or reapplication procedures. Students are responsible for informing the Office of Student Financial Assistance of any change in their enrollment status. Students are responsible for understanding the Federal Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4321.

Financial Aid recipients who are awarded Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds and completely withdraw, dropout or otherwise fail to complete the semester will be subject to the Return of Title IV Funds Refund Policy (R2T4). The term “Title IV Funds” refers to the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (Title IV, HEA Program) which includes Federal Pell Grant (FPG) and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). The percentage of Title IV aid earned is found by dividing the number of calendar days completed by the student, at the time of withdrawal, by the number of calendar days in the semester. If more than 60% of the semester is completed, the student is considered to have earned 100% of the Title IV aid disbursed. The amount of Title IV aid earned is found by multiplying the amount of aid disbursed for the semester by the percentage of Title IV aid earned. If the amount earned is less than the amount of aid disbursed, the difference must be returned to the appropriate Title IV Program. If the student earned more than what was disbursed, a late disbursement may be due to the student. If the amount earned equals the amount disbursed, no further action is required. The responsibility to return amounts unearned to the Financial Aid Programs may be shared by both the College and the student. The College is required to return, to the Department of Education, the lesser of the total amount of unearned Title IV funds or an amount equal to the student’s institutional charges multiplied by the percentage of Title IV aid unearned, no later than 45 days after it is determined that the student withdrew. If the College returns less than the amount of unearned aid, the student must return the difference. If the student is required to return unearned aid, this is considered an overpayment and the amount is reduced by 50%. Within 45 days of determining the student’s date of withdrawal, the College will send notification to the student of any overpayment. After receiving the written notification, the student is permitted 45 days to make satisfactory payment arrangements with the United States Department of Education. While the overpayment is due, the student will remain eligible for financial aid for 45 days. State Refund Policy The State Refund Policy applies if a student attends the College and receives Federal or State financial aid and the withdrawal date is before or during the first three weeks of the term. The refund is calculated as follows: Partial Withdrawal Students who do not completely withdraw from the College, but drop a class during the regular drop/add period will be refunded the difference in the tuition paid and the tuition rate applicable to the reduced number of hours, including fees appropriate to the class (es) dropped. There is no refund due to students who partially withdraw after the official drop/add period.

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Total Withdrawal Students who are officially or unofficially withdrawn from all classes, for which they are registered, before the first day of classes will be refunded the total amount of tuition and other refundable fees. Students who officially or are unofficially withdrawn completely on or after the first day of classes, but prior to the end of the third week of classes will be refunded according to the withdrawal date as follows: Total Withdrawal before the official first day of classes

100% refund

Total Withdrawal during first week

75% refund

Total Withdrawal during second week

50% refund

Total Withdrawal during third week

25% refund

Total Withdrawal after the end of the third week

NO REFUND

An administrative fee not to exceed 5% of tuition and other refundable institutional charges or $100 whichever is smaller shall be assessed for each withdrawal within the period beginning the first day of classes and ending at the end of the third week of classes. The first official day of classes is indicated on the Student Calendar as the day that classes begin. The first day of class is the first day classes are offered within any term configuration, including mini-terms. The calendar also indicates the last day to drop/add. For calculating refunds, a week is defined as the first day of class running seven calendar days including Saturday and Sunday. Revision and Cancellation of Financial Aid The College reserves the right to review, revise or cancel a financial aid award at any time due to changes in financial or academic status, or the student’s failure to comply with applicable Federal and/or State laws and/or Regulations or College policies. In addition, a financial aid award is subject to revision should the annual allocation of funds from the Federal government be reduced below the anticipated funding level for a program(s) or should budget limitations be placed upon funds which are intended for student financial aid purposes. In addition, students cannot receive need-based assistance in excess of their determined financial need. The information contained in this section of the College Catalog is subject to change.

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Special Programs Table of Contents Adult Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 CARCAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Continuing Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Educational Talent Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 GED Testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ready-to-Work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Student Support Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Tech Prep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Testing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Title III-B Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Training for Existing Business and Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Upward Bound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Work Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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Adult Education Division H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College’s Adult Education Program is one of the largest in Alabama’s twoyear college system. Trenholm offers Adult Education services in Bullock, Elmore, Macon, and Montgomery counties. Adult Education classes are available for persons who did not complete high school, or who are functioning below a high school level. Individuals interested in adult education must be at least seventeen years of age and not enrolled in high school. The General Education Development (GED) program seeks to prepare learners on different educational functioning levels for the GED exam. Trenholm’s program is designed to offer opportunities for students to enhance basic skills in language, math, science, social studies, reading, and writing. The program also offers services to non-English speaking adults by affording them the opportunity to attend English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and participate in ESL services in our area. Trenholm offers flexible class times to meet the needs of its clients. In addition to classes, Trenholm State is an approved GED Test Site. All adult learners have access to use the Keytrain® Tutorial System as well as take the WorkKeys® assessments. The WorkKeys® assessment system measures “real world” skills that are critical to job success. As a result of successful passage of WorkKeys®, adult learners earn the Career Readiness Credential (CRC). Earning the CRC, confirms to employers that individuals have the necessary skills and abilities to meet their needs. The skills mastered will be valuable for any occupation— skilled or professional.

security card. The minimum age to take the GED Test is 18. A 17 year old may test if he or she has exited high school, but additional eligibility criteria must be met. AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE GED TEST. To schedule your test date, you must pre-register at the Adult Education Division’s main office located at 3920 Troy Highway, Bldg J. Continuing Education The vision of the Continuing Education Division at Trenholm State Technical College is to become the preferred provider for workforce development training, professional development and community service. The mission of the Continuing Education Division is to deliver quality, relevant workforce education, professional development, and personal enrichment training that will enhance the quality of life for individuals. The purpose of the Continuing Education Division is to extend the resources of Trenholm State Technical College and provide programs and services with an emphasis on work skills upgrade, work-related training, or personal development in response to business, industry, and community needs. Non-Credit Continuing Education courses are: • • • •

Another component of the Adult Education Program is the GED Online program, which is designed for applicants who meet certain criteria. The GED Online program has been successful and convenient for those students that have the desire to obtain the GED, but are unable to attend the scheduled class times. This option also makes it possible for learners with Internet access to study at their own pace without having to leave home. Persons interested in participating in our adult education programs or services should contact the administrative office at 334-420-4348, 334-420-4351, or toll-free at 1866-207-6877 to obtain information about applying for enrollment or to speak with our staff about classes and other training opportunities. GED Testing

Credit-free, test free and grade free Offered during the day, evening and weekends Offered in many different time spans, from a few hours to six to eight weeks Open to all age groups

Why TrenholmState Continuing Education Courses are for you... They are a fun, an exciting and an enjoyable way to: • • • • • • • •

Enhance knowledge and expand networks Improve your professional skills Earn skills for a new career Learn new skills and become more marketable Gain personal fulfillment Follow your interests Improve your business or job performance Open a world of opportunity

For more information, please visit www.trenholmstate. edu or call (334) 420-4240.

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Testing Services The following testing services are available at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. Please call the numbers listed below for additional information. Commercial Driver's License Road Test 420-4410 Certified Electronic Technician (CET) 420-4284

Services provided by the program include the following: instruction in basic study skills; online and/or personal tutorial services; academic, financial, or brief personal counseling; assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in a four-year college/ university; information about career options; self-help workshops; opportunities to participate in cultural and other educational activities; and direct financial assistance (Grant Aid) to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants and meet additional criteria. Contact us at the Patterson Campus (334) 420-4277 or the Trenholm Campus (334) 420-4326.

High School ACT Exams 420-4400 Educational Talent Search National Radio and Telecommunication Engineers Class I, II, III & IV Electronic Technician Testing 420-4284 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) GRE License Testing 420-4284 EPA Refrigerant Recovery Exam 420-4361 COMPASS Assessment 420-4371 ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) 420-4373

TechPrep H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College supports and participates in Tech Prep Education, a cooperative effort between secondary and postsecondary education. Tech Prep is a planned process that allows high school students who have achieved competency in a technical program of study to receive college credit for those skills. High school students should contact their high school or area technical center counselor prior to enrolling at the college, or call (334) 420-4347.

The Educational Talent Search Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to assist high school participants in completing high school, enroll in college, or enroll in a GED program. The program provides a variety of services including career planning, college assessment, tutorial services, admission assistance, financial aid planning, career planning information, college campus visits and business/industry tours. For assistance contact Dr. Bruce E. Gearhart, Director, Trenholm State Technical College Talent Search program, located on the Patterson Campus, at 334-4204282. Upward Bound The Upward Bound Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to assist high school students in graduating from high school and preparing for success in college. Upward Bound offers students ongoing support and a wide variety of opportunities to gain experience and skills. Opportunities include academic classes, life skills, cultural events, college assistance, ACT preparation, and tutoring. For more information, contact Ms. Geneva Patterson, Trenholm State Technical College Upward Bound program on the Trenholm Campus at 334-420-4330.

Training for Existing Business & Industry Student Support Services The Student Support Services (SSS) program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The SSS program may also provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.

Training for Existing Business and Industry (TEBI) assists businesses and industries, on a cost-sharing basis, by providing needs-based assessment services to identify training needs and by offering customized courses, workshops or seminars that meet their employees' specific needs. This specialized training may be conducted at the business/industry facility or on campus at a time that is convenient to employees. For further information contact the TEBI Coordinator at (334) 420-4394.

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Ready-to-Work The Ready-to-Work Program provides participants with basic skills and competencies that are required for quality employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. Successful completion of this program results in the award of an Alabama Certified Worker Certificate. Participants in the program must meet certain eligibility requirements. For information call (334) 420-4348.

Work Ethics TrenholmState adopted the Work Ethics Program to expose its students to current practices in work ethics. The program supplements a strong technical and business curriculum to assist in placing TrenholmState graduates among the model employees sought by local, national, and global businesses and other organizations. The Work Ethics Program addresses ten key areas: attendance, character, teamwork, appearance, attitude, productivity, organization, communication, cooperation, and respect. Each focus area is taught by an experienced professional, and students complete various modules and workshops that help demonstrate the behaviors sought. Also, each focus area is presented to students on both campuses through electronic messages; media screen reminders, and freshman class sessions where students engage in exercises and discussions surrounding the “weekly focus area.�

schools into two-year college programs. Courses are developed with ongoing industry input. Additionally, CARCAM allows students to experience diverse career options in automotive manufacturing through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Camps at all five colleges.

Title III-B Program The Title III Part B, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program is funded by the U. S. Department of Education and is one of many initiatives funded by the federal government as part of a mission to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to strengthen the physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowments of HBCU institutions, so they may continue to participate in fulfilling the goal of quality in educational opportunity.

TrenholmState adopted this Program from the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, but tailored it to fit its own culture and environment. To ensure a thorough assessment of the program outcomes, an inter-departmental team has been assigned to work with the Work Ethics Program to evaluate the target goals, critical success factors, total involvement, and continuous improvement mechanisms.

CARCAM The Consortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing (CARCAM) consists of a group of five two-year colleges in the Alabama Community College System, all working to meet the demand for trained workers in the automotive manufacturing industry. These colleges operate the CARCAM program through a National Science Foundation funded grant program. As one of these five colleges, Trenholm Tech recruits students for careers in automotive manufacturing, supports professional development at the secondary and postsecondary levels, promotes instructional programs for new and incumbent technicians, and offers a seamless career path from high H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Accounting Technology ..................................................................................................................................... 53 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology.................................................................................................. 59 Apparel & Designs ............................................................................................................................................ 64 Automotive Collision Repair ............................................................................................................................. 70 Automotive Manufacturing Technology ..............................................................................................................76 Automotive Technology.......................................................................................................................................91 Computer Information Systems Technology .......................................................................................................98 Cosmetology ......................................................................................................................................................109 Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management .............................................................................................................115 Dental Assisting Technology .............................................................................................................................123 Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) ..................................................................................................132 Diesel Mechanics ...............................................................................................................................................138 Drafting and Design Technology .......................................................................................................................143 Early Care and Education ..................................................................................................................................149 Electrical Technology/Instrumentation Technology ..........................................................................................155 Emergency Medical Services.............................................................................................................................162 Entertainment Media Production .......................................................................................................................170 General Education Course Descriptions ............................................................................................................174 Graphic Communications Technology ..............................................................................................................180 Industrial Electronics Technology .....................................................................................................................190 Industrial Maintenance Technology...................................................................................................................196 Machine Tool Technology .................................................................................................................................200 Massage, Therapeutic ........................................................................................................................................210 Medical Assisting Technology ...........................................................................................................................215 Medical Radiologic Technology ........................................................................................................................223 Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aide................................................................................................................229 Office Administration Technology ....................................................................................................................232 Practical Nursing................................................................................................................................................238 Truck Driving.....................................................................................................................................................243 Welding ..............................................................................................................................................................246

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PROGRAM/COURSE CODES Accounting Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACT Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACR Apparel & Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CMS Automotive Collision Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABR Automotive Manufacturing Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUT Automotive Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASE Computer Information Systems Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DPT Cosmetology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COS Nail Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COS Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CUA Dental Assisting Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAT Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DMS Diesel Mechanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DEM Drafting and Design Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DDT Early Care and Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CGM Electrical Technology/Instrumentation Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ELT Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EMT/EPT Entertainment Media Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RTV General Education Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BIO, COM, ENG, MAH, MTH, PHL, PSY, RDG, SPH Graphic Design Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GRD Industrial Electronics Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CCT, ETC, ILT Industrial Equipment Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INT Machine Tool Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MTT Massage, Therapeutic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MSG Medical Assisting Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAT Medical Radiologic Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RAD Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NAS Office Administration Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SET Practical Nursing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LPN Truck Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRK Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WDT

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Accounting Technology Location: Library Tower - 3rd Floor Program Information The Accounting program at TrenholmState provides students with the fundamentals of accounting principles and procedures. These principles and procedures can lead to careers in public and private accounting, including both State and Federal government positions. Also, students can progress through their accounting careers to obtain the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) award. Some of the major areas studied in the Accounting Technology Department include the following: business functions, basic and advanced accounting principles, managerial accounting, advanced accounting application on microcomputer (computerized managerial); payroll accounting applications, income tax accounting principles and procedures, intermediate accounting, computerized Peachtree accounting, governmental & not-for-profit accounting; electronic calculations, and more. Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Auditing Clerks held more than 2 million jobs in 2009 and are employed in every industry. For those who are interested in Accounting Technology, Trenholm Tech offers a complete program to prepare students for entry level positions in the business community as an Accounting student or Accountant Trainee.

Occupational Choices Accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and auditing clerks work with financial records. Other clerks in the accounting field who perform similar duties include: a bookkeeper; work in the accounts receivables, payable, inventory control personnel; and account collectors; billing and posting clerks and machine operators; brokerage clerks; credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks; payroll and timekeeping clerks; procurement clerks; and tellers in the banks and credit unions. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage In June 2009, the median wage and salary annual earnings of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and auditing clerks were $28,570. The middle half of the occupation earned between $22,960 and $35,450. The top 10 percent of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and auditing clerks earned more than $43,570, and the bottom 10 percent earned less than $18,580. Employment opportunities are expected to grow and earnings can range from entry level positions to much higher incomes for certified and experienced individuals. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Accounting Technology Certificate in Accounting Technology

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree Certificate

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Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

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Tools

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$9,709 $6,118

$2,000 $1,000

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* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Accounting Technology Course #

Course Title

First Semester ACT-104 Introduction to Business SET–101 Beginning Keyboarding ACT-141 Fundamentals of Accounting I ENG-101 English Composition I MTH-116 Mathematical Applications ORI-101 Orientation to College

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3

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Third Semester SET-130 Electronic Calculations ACT-246 Microcomputer Accounting ACT-249 Payroll Accounting CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications PSY-200 General Psychology

3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3

Fourth Semester ACT-148 Managerial Accounting ACT-195 Accounting Co-Op/Practicum ACT-253 Individual Income Tax SET-243 Spreadsheet Applications SET-244 Database Management

3 0 3 3 3

0 15 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3

Fifth Semester ACT-251 Intermediate Accounting I ACT-257 Government & Not for Profit Accounting ACT/DPT/SET Electives – 6 hours (Must be approved by Advisor)

3 3 6

0 0 0

3 3 6

Second Semester ACT-142 Fundamentals of Accounting II ACT-247 Advanced Accntng Appl on the Microcomputer CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation

Total Hours: 73 Credit Hours; 1,360 Contact Hours * ACT-252 and ACT-256 - These courses were used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on elective courses sselected.

Technical Electives ACT-193 Accounting Co-Op/Internship 0 ACT-194 Accounting Co-Op/Internship 0 SET-125 Basic Word Processing 3 *ACT-252 Accounting Case Studies 3 *ACT-256 Cost Accounting 3 SET-246 Office Graphics & Presentation 3 DPT-203 Introduction to Information Highway 3 DPT-185 Fundamentals of Web Design 3 ACT-201 Entrepreneurism 3 ACT-260 Directed Studies 1 ACT-261 Directed Studies 2 ACT-262 Directed Studies 3 SET-127 Business Law 3 SET-230 Desktop Publishing 3 H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

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Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester ACT-104 Introduction to Business SET–101 Beginning Keyboarding ACT-141 Fundamentals of Accounting I ENG-101 English Composition I MTH-116 Mathematical Applications ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation ACT-142 Fundamentals of Accounting II Technical Electives ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Third Semester SET-243 Spreadsheet Applications ACT244 Database Management Technical Electives PSY-200 General Psychology

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

3 3

0 0

3 3

3 3 3

0 0 0

3 3 3

3 3 6 3

0 0 0 0

3 3 6 3

Total Hours: 46 Credit Hours; 736 Contact Hours * ACT-247 and ACT-251 - These courses were used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on elective courses sselected.

Technical Electives ACT-193 Accounting Co-Op/Internship ACT-194 Accounting Co-Op/Internship *ACT-247 Adv. Accounting Applications on the Microcomputer *ACT-251 Intermediate Accounting I ACT-252 Accounting Case Studies ACT-256 Cost Accounting ACT-257 Government & Not for Profit Accounting ACT-260 Directed Studies ACT-261 Directed Studies ACT-262 Directed Studies SET-127 Business Law SET-230 Desktop Publishing

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Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Credit Hours

ACT-104 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course acquaints the student with American business as a dynamic process. Topics include the private enterprise system, forms of business ownership, marketing, production factors, personnel, labor, finance, and taxation. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to discuss and apply the basic business principles. This is a CORE course. ACT-141 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: MAH-090 or satisfactory placement score. This course provides a basic theory of accounting principles and practices used by service and merchandising enterprises. Emphasis is on financial accounting, including the accounting cycle, and financial statement preparation and analysis. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply basic accounting principles and practices used by service and merchandising enterprises. This is a CORE course. ACT-142 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING II 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 141 This course is a continuation of ACT 141. In addition to a study of financial accounting, this course emphasizes managerial accounting, with coverage of corporations, statement analysis, introductory cost accounting, and use of accounting information for planning, control and decision-making. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the principles of managerial accounting. This is a CORE course. ACT-148 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 142. This course introduces the student to management concepts and techniques of industrial accounting procedures. Emphasis is on cost behavior, contribution approach to decision-making, budgeting, overhead analysis, cost-volumeprofit analysis, and cost accounting systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply management concepts and techniques of industrial accounting procedures. This is a CORE course. ACT-193 ACCOUNTING CO-OP/INTERNSHIP 0 5 1 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. ACT-194 ACCOUNTING CO-OP/INTERNSHIP 0 10 2 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. ACT-195 ACCOUNTING CO-OP/PRACTICUM 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

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Course Title

57 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Credit Hours

ACT-201 ENTREPRENEURISM 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: As required by college. This course covers the important issues and critical steps involved in starting a new business from scratch. Topics covered include developing a business plan, creating a successful marketing strategy, setting up legal basis for business, raising start-up funds, attracting and managing human resources, managing costs, and developing a custom base. ACT-246 MICROCOMPUTER ACCOUNTING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 141. This course utilizes the microcomputer in the study of financial accounting principles and practices. Emphasis is placed on the use of software programs for financial accounting applications. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to use software programs for financial accounting applications. This is a CORE course. ACT-247

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS 3 0 3 ON THE MICROCOMPUTER PREREQUISITE: ACT 246. In this course, students use the microcomputer in managerial accounting. Emphasis is on a variety of software programs for managerial accounting applications. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to use various managerial accounting software programs. ACT-249 PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 141. This course focuses on federal, state and local laws affecting payrolls. Emphasis is on payroll accounting procedures and practices, and on payroll tax reports. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply knowledge of federal, state and local laws affecting payrolls. ACT-251 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 142. This course provides an overview of accounting and its theoretical foundation, with a review and in-depth study of the accounting process and the conceptual framework of accounting financial statements. Emphasis is placed on principles underlying the accounting and reporting process, preparation of financial statements, theory and measurement of current tangible and intangible assets. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply accounting principles and practices. ACT-252 ACCOUNTING CASE STUDIES 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 141 and ACT 142. This course includes a practical application of accounting knowledge through a series of case studies. The case study method of learning places emphasis on the preparation for, and classroom discussion described in the case. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply accounting knowledge in a variety of situations. ACT-253 INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 142. This course focuses on the fundamentals of the federal income tax laws with primary emphasis on those affecting the individual. Emphasis is on gross income determination, adjustments to income, business expenses, itemized deductions, exemptions, capital gains/losses, depreciation, and tax credits. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the fundamentals of the federal income tax laws affecting the individual. This is a CORE course. ACT-256 COST ACCOUNTING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 142. This course familiarizes the student with cost accounting principles and techniques. Emphasis is on procedures to provide data for job order and continuous process types of industries, determination of unit costs, and preparation of cost reports. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply cost accounting principles and techniques. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Course Title

58 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ACT-257 GOVT & NOT FOR PROFIT ACCOUNTING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ACT 142. This course is an introduction to the principles, concepts and practices of accounting for governmental and notfor-profit organizations. Emphasis is on fund accounting and its utilization in governmental agencies, colleges and universities, hospitals, and other not-for-profit organizations. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the principles, concepts, and practices of governmental and not-for-profit accounting. ACT-260 DIRECTED STUDIES 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: ACT 142. This course familiarizes the student with cost accounting principles and techniques. Emphasis is on procedures to provide data for job order and continuous process types of industries, determination of unit costs, and preparation of cost reports. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply cost accounting principles and techniques. ACT-261 DIRECTED STUDIES 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is an independent study under faculty supervision. Emphasis is placed on subject relevancy and student interest and need. ACT-262 DIRECTED STUDIES 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is an independent study under faculty supervision. Emphasis is placed on subject relevancy and student interest and need.

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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. E Program Information Air conditioning and refrigeration systems are an intricate part of the success of almost every business. Air conditioning systems are responsible for controlling the temperature, humidity, and the total air quality in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items. This is a skilled occupation that requires qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair such systems. The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is designed to teach a student the basic principles involved in the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Through the various courses, a student will gain technical knowledge and practical hands-on experience in servicing, troubleshooting, and maintaining these systems.

Occupational Choices Job prospects for air conditioning and refrigeration technicians are expected to be very good through the year 2012. As the population and economy grow and new residential, commercial, and industrial structures are built, more technicians will be needed to install and maintain climate control systems. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The average full-time annual wage for an air conditioning and refrigeration technician is $25,750 to $65,580. These technicians enjoy a variety of employer-sponsored benefits such as health insurance and pension plans. Some employers may also pay for work-related training and provide uniforms, company vans, and tools. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in A/C & Refrigeration Technology Certificate in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Short Term Certificate in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Emphasis: Basic Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

Associate Degree 6 Terms Certificate 5 Terms Short Term Certificate 2 Terms

72 60 27

$9,576 $7,980 $3,591

$300 $300 $300

$580 $580 $175

$300 $300 $300

Award

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

ACR-111 ACR-113 ACR-121 ACR-122 ACR-123 ACR-125 ACR-128 ACR-132 ACR-147 ACR-152 ACR-209 ACR-210 CIS-130 ENG-101 ENG-130 INT-180 INT-212 INT-184 MTH-103 MTH-104 ORI-101 ART-100

Principles of Refrigeration Refrigeration Piping Practices Principles of Electricity for HVACR HVACR Electrical Circuits HVACR Electrical Components Fundamentals of Gas and Electrical Heating Systems Heat Load Calculations Residential Air Conditioning Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Heat Pump Systems Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Troubleshooting HVACR Systems Introduction to Information Systems English Composition I Technical Report Writing Special Topics Industrial Motor Control I Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Intro to Tech Mathematics Plane Trigonometry Orientation to College Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation General Psychology

PSY-200

Total Hours: 72 Credit Hours; 1,872 Contact Hours

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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 3 3 3 0 1 2 3 3 1 3

5 5 5 5 5 10 5 5 0 10 5 5 0 0 0 4 4 3 0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 3 6 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 1 3

3

0

3


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Requirements for Certificate Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

ACR-111 ACR-113 ACR-121 ACR-122 ACR-123 ACR-125 ACR-128 ACR-132 ACR-147 ACR-152 ACR-209 ACR-210 CIS-130 ENG-101 INT-180 MTH-103 ORI-101 ART-100

Principles of Refrigeration Refrigeration Piping Practices Principles of Electricity for HVACR HVACR Electrical Circuits HVACR Electrical Components Fundamentals of Gas and Electrical Heating Systems System Sizing and Air Distribution Residential Air Conditioning Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Heat Pump Systems Commercial Air Conditioning Troubleshooting HVACR Systems Introduction to Information Systems English Composition I Special Topics Intro to Tech Mathematics Orientation to College Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation General Psychology

PSY-200

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 3 3 0 3 1 3

5 5 5 5 5 10 5 5 0 10 5 5 0 0 4 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 3 6 3 3 3 3 2 3 1 3

3

0

3

Total Hours: 60 Credit Hours; 1,616 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Emphasis: Basic Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

ACR-111 ACR-113 ACR-121 ACR-122 ACR-123 ACR-132 ACR-147 ACR-210 INT-180 ORI-101

Principles of Refrigeration Refrigeration Piping Practices Principles of Electricity for HVARC HVACR Electrical Circuits HVACR Electrical Components Residential Air Conditioning Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Troubleshooting HVACR Systems Special Topics Orientation to College

Total Hours: 27 Credit Hours; 800 Contact Hours

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1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

5 5 5 5 5 5 0 5 4 0

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1


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Course Descriptions for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (ACR)

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Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ACR-111 PRINCIPLES OF REFRIGERATION 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course emphasizes the fundamental principles for air conditioning and refrigeration. Instruction is provided in the theory and principles of refrigeration and heat transfer, HVAC/R system components, common, and specialty tools for HVAC/R, and application of the concepts of basic compression refrigeration. Upon completion, students should identify system components and understand their functions, identify and use common and specialty HVAC/R tools, and maintain components of a basic compression refrigeration system. This is a CORE course. ACR-113 REFRIGERATION PIPING PRACTICES 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. The course introduces students to the proper installation procedures of refrigerant piping and tubing for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. This course includes various methods of working with and joining tubing. Upon completion, students should comprehend related terminology, and be able to fabricate pipe, tubing, and pipe fittings. This is a CORE course. ACR-121 PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY FOR HVACR 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge of electrical theory and circuitry as it pertains to air conditioning and refrigeration. This course emphasizes safety, definitions, symbols, laws, circuits, and electrical test instruments. Upon completion students should understand and be able to apply the basic principles of HVACR circuits and circuit components. This is a CORE course. ACR-122 HVACR ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces the student to electrical circuits and diagrams. Electrical symbols and basic wiring diagrams are constructed in this course. Upon completion, the student should understand standard wiring diagrams and symbols and be able to construct various types of electrical circuits. This is a CORE course. ACR-123 HVACR ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces students to electrical components and controls. Emphasis is placed on the operations of motors, relays, contactors, starters, and other HVAC electrical components. Upon completion, students should be able to install electrical components and determine their proper operation. This is a CORE course. ACR-125 FUND OF GAS AND ELECRICAL HEATING SYSTEMS 2 10 6 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces students to electrical components and controls. Emphasis is placed on the operations of motors, relays, contactors, starters, and other HVAC electrical components. Upon completion, students should be able to install electrical components and determine their proper operation. This is a CORE course. ACR-128 HEAT LOAD CALCULATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on heat flow into and out of building structures. Emphasis is placed on determining heat gain/ heat loss of a given structure. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate heat load and determine HVAC equipment size requirements. ACR-132 RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to residential air conditioning systems. Emphasis is placed on the operation, service, and repair of residential air conditioning systems. Upon completion, students will be able to service and repair residential air conditioning systems. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Course #

Course Title

63 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ACR-147 REFRIGERATION TRANSITION AND RECOVERY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course is EPA-approved and covers material relating to the requirements necessary for type I, II, and III universal certifications. Upon completion, students should be prepared to take the EPA 608 certification examination. ACR-152 HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS 2 10 6 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides instruction on the operation and servicing of heat pump systems. Emphasis is placed on theory and application of refrigerants for heat pump systems and on basic service of components. Students should possess a strong foundation of electrical principles and theory. Upon completion students will be able to install and service heat pumps. ACR-209 COMMERCIAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on servicing and maintaining commercial and residential HVAC/R systems. Topics include system component installation and removal and service techniques. Upon completion, the student should be able to troubleshoot and perform general maintenance on commercial and residential HVAC/R systems. ACR-210 TROUBLESHOOTING HVACR SYSTEMS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides instruction in the use of various meters and gauges used in the HVAC/R industry. Emphasis is placed on general service procedures, system diagnosis, and corrective measure, methods of leak detection, and system evacuation, charging and performance checks. Upon completion students should be able to perform basic troubleshooting of HVAC/R.

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Apparel and Design

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Apparel and Design Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. E Program Information The Apparel and Design Program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and proficiencies to provide safe and productive service and/or products in the apparel field. Individuals will be able to tailor and alter/remodel apparel, analyze body figure types, demonstrate knowledge of textiles, create custom apparel, and produce interior furnishings. Emphasis is placed on the interior designs discipline to enhance the function, safety, and aesthetic of interior spaces. Individuals will be able to select colors, textures, furniture, lightings; work with a client to meet the needs of a building’s occupants; and produce custom window treatments and other soft interior furnishings and accessories. The program concentrates on using effective merchandising skills and applying professional work ethics appropriate to careers in the Apparel and Design Field or related fields. The requirements for admission to the Apparel and Design Program are to be at least 18 years of age and complete the application for admission. An official high school transcript demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (GED acceptable in lieu of high school transcript), and /or college transcript must be on file in admissions.

Occupational Choices Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers held 873,000 jobs in 2006. Apparel and Design graduates may select careers in apparel retail sales businesses, boutiques or specialty stores. Workers in a variety of occupations fall under the heading of apparel workers. Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers who make custom clothing and alter and repair garments for individuals experience little or no change in employment. Employment of laundry and drycleaning workers, interior furnishing workers are expected to grow. Other graduates may develop and operate their own specialized apparel boutiques. Manufacturing of apparel is expected to decline in employment due to increasing imports, the use of offshore assembly, and greater productivity through new automation. Because of the large size of this occupation, the most skilled apparel positions, such as tailors, dressmakers and custom sewers, arise each year from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the occupation for other reasons. Employment in apparel retail trades are expected to increase by 13.8 percent by 2012 because it will be cheaper to buy new apparel than to have clothes made. Interior designers and decorators held about 72,000 jobs in 2006. Approximately 26 percent were self-employed. About 26 percent of interior designers worked in specialized design services. The rest of the interior designers provided design services in architectural and landscape architectural services, furniture and home-furnishing stores, building material and supplies dealers, and residential building construction companies. Many interior designers also performed freelance work in addition to holding a salaried job in interior design or another occupation. Employment of interior designers and decorators is expected to be higher than average. Employment of interior designers is expected to grow 19 percent from 2008 to 2018, greater than the average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Earnings of textile, apparel, and furnishings workers vary by occupation. Median annual earnings of apparel worker were $25,688 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned approximately $22,443. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,222 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $29,120. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Earnings of apparel retail trades workers vary by occupation. Median hourly wage of apparel retail sales persons was $10.83 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.57 and $18.08 an hour, the lowest 10 percent earned less than $6.38, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $17.85 an hour. Earnings of interior designers and decorators vary widely with the specialty, type of employer, number of years of experience, and reputation of the individuals. Median annual earnings for wage and salary interior designers and decorators were $42,260 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $34,620 and $61,880, the lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,230, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $82,750. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available Short Term Certificate in Apparel & Design Short Term Certificate in Apparel & Design Emphasis in Tailoring and Alterations Emphasis in Interior Design

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

Short Term Cert 1 Short Term Cert 2 Short Term Cert 3

3 Terms 2 Terms 2 Terms

25 28 25

$3,325 $3,724 $3,325

$175 $175 $175

$580 $580 $580

$300 $300 $300

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Apparel and Design Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester CMS-101 Introduction to Apparel Trades CMS-111 Apparel Industry Tools and Machinery CMS-130 Introduction to Textiles CMS-131 Textile Analysis and Testing ORI-101 Orientation to College

3 0 3 0 1

0 9 0 9 0

3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester CMS-120 Concepts in Apparel Construction CMS-121 Basic Apparel Construction Lab CMS-123 Advanced Applied Production CMS-181 Special Topics in Commercial Sewing

3 0 0 1

0 9 9 6

3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 25 Credit Hours; 848 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Apparel and Design Emphasis: Tayloring and Alterations Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester CMS-101 Introduction to Apparel Trades CMS-111 Apparel Industry Tools and Machinery CMS-130 Introduction to Textiles CMS-131 Textile Analysis and Testing CMS-145 Basic Tailoring and Alterations ORI-101 Orientation to College

3 0 3 0 1 1

0 9 0 9 4 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester CMS-148 Accessories and Related Merchandising CMS-146 Advanced Tailoring and Alterations CMS-160 Pattern Adjustments and Fitting CMS-182 Special Topics in Commercial Sewing

3 0 2 0

0 9 3 6

3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 848 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Apparel and Design Emphasis: Interior Design Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester CMS-101 Introduction to Apparel Trades CMS-111 Apparel Industry Tools and Machinery CMS-130 Introduction to Textiles CMS-131 Textile Analysis and Testing ORI-101 Orientation to College

3 0 3 0 1

0 9 0 9 0

3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester CMS-190 Window Treatments CMS-191 Soft Interior Furnishings CMS-192 Soft Interior Furnishings Lab CMS-203 Special Projects in Commercial Sewing

2 2 0 0

3 3 9 9

3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 25 Credit Hours; 848 Contact Hours

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Course Descriptions for Apparel and Design (CMS)

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Course Title

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Credit Hours

CMS-101 INTRODUCTION TO APPAREL TRADES 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides an introduction to the terminology, regulations, operations, and usage of the tools and equipment of the apparel industry. Topics include history of apparel industry, terminology, regulations, operations of apparel industry with emphasis on tools and equipment, and shop management and organization. Upon completion, the student should be able to discuss terminology, regulations, and operations as well as identify tools and equipment used in the apparel industry. This is a CORE course. CMS-111 APPAREL INDUSTRY TOOLS AND MACHINERY 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the “hands-on� experience in the use of the tools and machinery of the apparel industry. Emphasis is placed on proper operation of tools and equipment used in the apparel industry. Upon completion, students should be able to operate equipment, use tools, and correctly apply sewing techniques. This is a CORE course. CMS-120 CONCEPTS IN APPAREL CONSTRUCTION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval This course focuses on the principles and concepts of basic garment construction. Topics include the pattern envelope, measurements, pattern symbols, pattern layout, garment assembly, interfacing, linings, necklines and facings, collars, sleeves, closures, waistbands and pockets. Upon completion, students should understand garment construction techniques and applications. CMS-121 BASIC APPAREL CONSTRUCTION LAB 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval In this course, students apply the principles and concepts of basic apparel construction. Topics include pattern selection, pattern alteration, and construction of pants, skirts, shirts and lingerie. Upon completion, students should be able to construct a pair of pants, skirt, shirt and lingerie applying appropriate techniques. CMS-123 ADVANCED APPLIED PRODUCTION 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval In this course, students use advanced apparel construction techniques. Emphasis is placed on apparel construction machinery developing speed and accuracy while constructing apparel. Upon completion, students should be able to operate apparel construction machinery with speed and accuracy while constructing apparel. CMS-130 INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: CMS 131. This course introduces students to the essential concepts and principles of the textile industry and the development of textile fabrics. Topics include basic terminology, fundamental fabric analysis, natural and manufactured fibers, general textile properties, yarns, construction, preparation, coloration, finishings, laws and regulations. Upon completion, students should know and be able to apply terminology, regulations, textile characteristics and operations of the textile industry as well and be able to identify fabrics for end use. This is a CORE course. CMS-131 TEXTILE ANALYSIS AND TESTING 0 6 3 COREQUISITE: CMS 130. In this course, students test and analyze apparel and home furnishing textiles. Topics include semi-technical tests to determine the composition and other properties of fabrics and examine fabrics. Upon completion, students will demonstrate skills in garment alterations, adjusting and fitting garments, and be able to properly construct a tailored sports jacket.

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Apparel and Design

Course #

Course Title

68 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CMS-145 BASIC TAILORING AND ALTERATIONS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course focuses on basic tailoring and alterations techniques in remodeling garments. Topics include proper techniques in simple to complex alterations.. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in adjusting and fitting garments, and should be able to apply appropriate techniques of tailoring in making a sport jacket. CMS-146 ADVANCED TAILORING AND ALTERATIONS 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course focuses on simple to advanced tailoring and alterations techniques. Included are techniques in fitting and remodeling a garment and making lined apparel for men and women. Upon completion, students should be able to remodel and fit garments and apply appropriate techniques of tailoring in making lined/tailored apparel for men and women. CMS-148 ACCESSORIES AND RELATED MERCHANDISING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to fashion accessories and related materials, manufacturing, and merchandising. Topics include buying functions, supporting services, fashion entrepreneurship, auxiliary services, retailing and wholesaling. Upon, completion, students should understand concepts and practices applicable to different levels of fashion industry. CMS-160 PATTERN ADJUSTMENTS & FITTING 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides the fundamentals of fitting and pattern adjusting. Emphasis is placed on analyzing figure proportions, shapes, contours, and profiles as it applies to applications. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the fundamental techniques in figure analysis, fitting and pattern adjusting. CMS-181 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMERCIAL SEWING 1 6 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval. This course provides specialized instruction in various areas related to the commercial sewing industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs. CMS-182 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMERCIAL SEWING 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval. This course provides specialized instruction in various areas related to the textile industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs. CMS-190 WINDOW TREATMENTS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval. This course focuses on the fundamentals of planning and producing window treatments. Topics include planning for window treatments and the construction of draperies, curtains, windows and headings. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and construct window treatments. CMS-191 SOFT INTERIOR FURNISHINGS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval This course focuses on basic interior decorating and the production of soft interior furnishings. Topics include basic window treatments, quick pillows, slipcovers, table decoration, and the construction of soft good items for the home or business. Upon completion, students should be able to select fabric and construct soft interior furnishings. CMS-192 SOFT INTERIOR FURNISHING CONTRUCTION LAB 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval In this course, students apply principles of interior decorating and the production of soft interior furnishings. Topics include window treatments and other soft items for the home such as pillows and tablecloths. Upon completion, students should be able to select fabrics appropriate for soft interior goods and construct soft interior furnishings. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Apparel and Design

Course #

Course Title

69 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CMS-203 SPECIAL PROJECTS IN COMMERCIAL SEWING 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval. This course allows students to study particular topics in depth. Emphasis is placed on the subject area of student interest and may include apparel design, tailoring/alteration, or apparel and soft goods production. Upon completion students should be able to work with minimal instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a project.

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Automotive Collision Repair

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Automotive Collision Repair Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. G Program Information The Automotive Collision Repair program is designed to educate and train persons to become qualified to repair damaged vehicles. Students enrolled in this program are provided with theory and hands-on experiences pertaining to personal safety rules and procedures, structural metal straightening, non-structural metal repair, paint and refinishing, welding, plastic repairs and vehicle estimating. Students who successfully complete this program will find that a career in Automotive Collision Repair is one of the highest paying technical occupations.

Occupational Choices The collision repair industry offers a wide range of occupational choices. Technicians may specialize in paint and refinishing, collision repair estimating, collision repair shop management, and glass and trim. Others may decide to open their own collision repair shops. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The majority of collision repair technicians employed by automotive dealers and repair shops are paid on an incentive basis. Under this method, body technicians are paid a predetermined amount for various tasks, and earnings depend on the amount of work assigned to the technician and how fast it is completed. Employers frequently guarantee technicians a minimum weekly salary. The average full-time annual wage of a technician is $28,030 to $48,083, May 2008. Continued training also often leads to an increase in salary. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available Certificate in Automotive Collision Repair Short Term Certificate in Automotive Collision Repair

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Certificate 5 Terms Short Term Certificate 2 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

60 29

$7,980 $3,857

$750 $255

Tools

$1200 $700

Supplies

$300 $300

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Automotive Collision Repair

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Requirements for Certificate Automotive Collision Repair Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

ABR-111 Non-Structural Repair ABR-114 Non-Structural Panel Replacement ABR-122 Surface Preparation ABR-123 Paint Applications and Equipment ABR-151 Safety and Environmental Practices ABR-154 Auto Glass and Trim ABR-156 Auto Cutting and Welding ABR-213 Structural Analysis ABR-214 Structural Repair ABR-223 # Automotive Mechanical Components ABR-224 ^Automotive Electrical Components ABR-255 + Steering and Suspension ABR-258 *Heating and AC in Collision Repair ABR 261 Restraint Systems ABR-265 Paint Defects and Final Details ABR **Elective ORI-101 Orientation to College ENG-100 Vocational Technical English I MAH-101 Introductory Mathematics I (or higher) DPT-103 Introductory Computer Skill (or higher) OR CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems ++ SPC-103 Oral Communication Skills (or higher) ++ OR PSY 200 General Psychology ++ OR ART 100 Art Appreciation ++ OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation++

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3

3

0

3

++ Courses are available only to students who hold High School diploma or equivalent and have met appropriate prerequisites. Total Hours: 61 Credit Hours; 1,744 Contact Hours **ABR-157 - This course was used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on the elective course selected.

ABR Suitable Substitutes Courses: # ASE/AUM 121 Braking System OR ASE/AUM 130 Drive Train & Axels ^ ASE/AUM 162 Electrical & Electronic System * ASE/AUM 133 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning + ASE/AUM 122 Steering & Suspension

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5

3

1 1 1

5 5 5

3 3 3

1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0

5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

ABR Electives: ABR Suitable Substitutes Courses: **ABR-157 Automotive Plastic Repairs ABR-181 Special Topics in Auto Body ABR-182 Special Topics in Auto Body ABR-266 Aluminum Welding in Collision Repair ABR-281 Special Topics in Auto Body ABR-291 Auto Body Repair Co-op ABR-292 Auto Body Repair Co-op ABR-293 Auto Body Repair Co-op

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Automotive Collision Repair Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

ABR-111 ABR-114 ABR-122 ABR-123 ABR-151 ABR-154 ABR-156 ABR-265 ORI-101 ABR

Non-Structural Repair Non-Structural Panel Replacement Surface Preparation Paint Applications and Equipment Safety and Environmental Practices Auto Glass and Trim Auto Cutting and Welding Paint Defects and Final Details Orientation to College **Elective

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 0 15

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3

Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 1,024 Contact Hours ** ABR-291 - This course was used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on the elective course selected.

ABR Electives: ABR-157 ABR-181 ABR-182 ABR-266 ABR-281 **ABR-291 ABR-292 ABR-293

Automotive Plastic Repairs Special Topics in Auto Body Special Topics in Auto Body Aluminum Welding in Collision Repair Special Topics in Auto Body Auto Body Repair Co-op Auto Body Repair Co-op Auto Body Repair Co-op

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5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3


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Course Descriptions for Automotive Collision Repair (ABR) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ABR-111 NON-STRUCTURAL REPAIR 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None Students are introduced to basic principles of non-structural panel repairs. Topics include shop safety, identification and use of hand/power tools, panel preparation, sheet metal repairs, and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic sheet metal repairs. This is a CORE course. ABR-114 NON-STRUCTURAL PANEL REPLACEMENT 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None Students are introduced to the principles of non-structural panel replacement. Topics include replacement and alignment of bolt on panels, full and partial panel replacement procedures, and attachment methods. This is a CORE course. ABR-122 SURFACE PREPARATION 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course introduces students to methods of surface preparation for vehicular refinishing. Topics include sanding techniques, metal treatment, selection and use of undercoats, and proper masking procedures. This is a CORE course. ABR-123 PAINT APPLICATION AND EQUIPMENT 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course introduces students to methods of paint application and equipment for vehicular refinishing. Topics include spray gun and related equipment use, paint mixing, matching, and applying the final topcoat. This is a CORE course. ABR-151 SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course is designed to instruct the student in safe work practices. Topics include OSHA requirements, the right to know laws, EPA regulations as well as state and local laws. This is a CORE course. ABR-154 AUTO GLASS AND TRIM 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course is a study of automotive glass and trim. Emphasis is placed on removal and replacement of structural and non-structural glass and automotive trim. Upon completion, students should be able to remove and replace automotive trim and glass. This is a CORE course. ABR-156 AUTOMOTIVE CUTTING AND WELDING 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None Students are introduced to the various automotive cutting and welding processes. Emphasis is placed on safety, plasma arc and oxy-acetylene cutting, resistance type spot welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform automotive cutting and welding procedures. This is a CORE course. ABR-157 AUTOMOTIVE PLASTIC REPAIRS 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course provided instruction in automotive plastic repairs. Topics include plastic welding (airless, hot and chemical), use of flexible repair fillers, identification of types of plastics, and determining the correct repair procedures for each. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly identify and repair the different types of automotive plastics.

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Course Title

74 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ABR-181 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AUTO BODY 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None Students are introduced to the various automotive cutting and welding processes. Emphasis is placed on safety, plasma arc and oxy-acetylene cutting, resistance type spot welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform automotive cutting and welding procedures. This is a CORE course. ABR-182 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AUTO BODY 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None Students are introduced to the various automotive cutting and welding processes. Emphasis is placed on safety, plasma arc and oxy-acetylene cutting, resistance type spot welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform automotive cutting and welding procedures. This is a CORE course. ABR213 – AUTOMOTIVE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 1 5 3 PREREQUISTE: None Students learn methods of determining structural misalignment. Topics include methods of inspection, types of measuring equipment, data sheets, and identifying types of structural damage. This is a CORE course. ABR-214 AUTOMOTIVE STRUCTURAL REPAIR 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course provides instruction in the correction of structural damage. Topics include types and use of alignment equipment, anchoring and pulling methods, and repair/replacement of structural components. This is a CORE course. ABR-223 AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICAL COMPONENTS 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course provides instruction in collision related mechanical repairs. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis and repairs to drive train, steering/suspension components, and various other mechanical repairs. ASE/AUM 130 Drive Train and Axels and ASE/AUM 121 Braking Systems are suitable substitutes for this course. This is a CORE course. ABR-224 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course provides instruction in collision related electrical repairs and various restraints systems, including seat belts, seat belt tensioners, and airbags. Topics include basic DC theory, types of diagnostic equipment, circuit protection, wire repair, use of wiring diagrams, airbag modules and impact sensors. ASE/AUM 110 Electrical and Electronic System is a suitable substitute for this course. This is a CORE course. ABR-255 STEERING AND SUSPENSION 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course introduces students to the various types of suspension and steering systems used in the automotive industry. Emphasis is placed on system components, suspension angles and effect of body/frame alignment on these components and angles. ASE/AUM 122 Steering and Suspension is a suitable substitute for this course. This is a CORE course. ABR-258 HEATING AND AC IN COLLISION REPAIR 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course is a study of automotive air conditioning, heating, and cooling systems. Topics include automotive air conditioning, heating and cooling systems theory, component replacement and system service. ASE/AUM 133 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning is a suitable substitute for this course. This is a CORE course. ABR-261 RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None Both the function and design of various restraints and passive restraints systems, including seat belts, seat belt tensioners, and airbags, will be discussed. Topics include airbag modules and impact sensors for both front and side airbag systems. Students learn about using service manuals, flow charts, and wiring diagrams during the diagnosis and repair process. This is a CORE course. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Course Title

75 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ABR-265 PAINT DEFECTS AND FINAL REPAIR 1 5 3 Prerequisite: None This course introduces students to methods of identifying paint defects, causes, cures, and final detailing. Students learn to troubleshoot and correct paint imperfections. This is a CORE course. ABR-266 ALUMINUM WELDING IN COLLISION REPAIR 1 5 3 Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor This course covers the principles and techniques of aluminum GMA (MIG) welding. Students learn to set up and tune a welding machine, address safety issues, perform proper welding techniques, prepare metal surfaces, and identify and correct weld defects. ABR-281 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AUTO BODY 1 5 3 Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor This course is guided independent study in special projects to give the student additional training in a specific area selected by the instructor. Emphasis is placed on individual student needs to improve or expand skills. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills to meet specific needs. ABR-291 AUTO BODY REPAIR CO-OP 0 15 3 Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide practical shop experience for advanced students through part-time employment in the collision repair industry. Emphasis is placed on techniques used in collision repair facilities. Upon completion, students should have gained skills necessary for entry-level employment. ABR-292 AUTO BODY REPAIR CO-OP 0 15 3 Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide practical shop experience for advanced students through part-time employment in the collision repair industry. Emphasis is placed on techniques used in collision repair facilities. Upon completion, students should have gained skills necessary for entry-level employment. ABR-293 AUTO BODY REPAIR CO-OP 0 15 3 Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide practical shop experience for advanced students through part-time employment in the collision repair industry. Emphasis is placed on techniques used in collision repair facilities. Upon completion, students should have gained skills necessary for entry-level employment.

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Automotive Manufacturing Technology Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. Q Program Information Automotive Manufacturing Technology is a rapidly growing career in one of Alabama’s highest-growth industries, automotive manufacturing. With high demand for skilled workers in this industry, Trenholm State Technical College offers highly informative programs to prepare students to become Multi-Craft Technicians. This technology program will give students knowledge in the following areas using the most up-to-date modern equipment: Metrology, Coordinate Measuring Machine, Welding, Electrical, Programmable Logic Controllers, Machine Tool, Troubleshooting Assembly Lines, and Robotics Maintenance. The Maintenance Multi-Craft technician is responsible for setup, installation, troubleshooting, repair, and testing of complex mechanical/electrical equipment, including automatic machines and process controls, motor control centers and related controls, computer control systems, some with man/machine interfaces, as well as basic plant electrical equipment. This includes preventive maintenance activities related to production and building equipment, machinery and components. At Trenholm State Technical College, the Automotive Manufacturing Technology program is designed to equip a student with the skills and technical knowledge needed to be a success in this interesting and growing field. The students are assigned to specific lab projects which must be completed while studying the theory directly related to the projects.

Occupational Choices Automotive Manufacturing Technology graduates should find exceptional job opportunities in this field. As the economy grows, the demand for skilled and qualified Multi-Craft employees will increase. Demand for technicians will grow as the number of vehicles in operation increases, reflecting continued growth in the number of multi-car families. Growth in demand will be offset somewhat by slowing population growth and the continuing increase in the quality and durability of automobiles, which will require less frequent service. Additional job openings will be due to the need to replace a growing number of retiring technicians, who tend to be the most experienced workers. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The average full-time annual wage for a Multi-Craft Technician is $28,000 - $70,150. Employment in the manufacturing field is expected to increase 18 to 26 percent through the year 2014. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Automotive Manufacturing Technology Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Automotive Manufacturing Technology – Emphasis: Injection Molding Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Automotive Manufacturing Technology – Emphasis: Machine Tool Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Automotive Manufacturing Technology – Emphasis: Die Repair Certificate in Automotive Manufacturing Technology Short Term Certificate in Automotive Manufacturing Technology Short Term Certificate in Automotive Manufacturing Technology – Emphasis: Injection Molding Short Term Certificate in Automotive Manufacturing Technology – Emphasis: Machine Tool Short Term Certificate in Automotive Manufacturing Technology – Emphasis: Die Repair

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Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree 6 Terms Certificate 5 Terms Short Term Certificate 3 Terms

Credit Hours

75 or 76 60 28 or 29

Tuition Fees

$9,975 or $10,108 $7,980 $3,724 or 3,857

Books

Tools

$1,000 $850 $600

$500 $500 $500

Supplies

0 0 0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Automotive Manufacturing Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

General Education: ORI-101 CIS-146 ENG-101 ENG-102 MTH-103 MTH-104 PSY-200 ART-100

Orientation to College Microcomputer Applications English Composition I English Composition II Introduction to Technical Mathematics Plane Trigonometry General Psychology Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 3 0 3 0 1 2 0

0 0 2 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 6 2 0 6 0 4 4 2 5

3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 1

Technical Courses: AUT-100 AUT-102 AUT-103 AUT-104 AUT-110 AUT-111 AUT-114 AUT-116 AUT-130 AUT-150 AUT-151 AUT-155 AUT-178 AUT-180 AUT-217 AUT-218 AUT-234 AUT-235 AUT-291

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Manufacturing Fundamentals Occupational Health and Safety Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing DC Fundamentals AC Fundamentals Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction to Robotics Fundamentals of Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Lab Metrology Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Lab Elements of Industrial Control II Elements of Industrial Control II Lab Industrial Motor Controls I Industrial Motor Controls II Automotive Cooperative Education

Total Hours: 75 Credit Hours; 1,600 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Automotive Manufacturing Technology Emphasis: Machine Tool

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

General Education: ORI-101 CIS-146 ENG-101 ENG-102 MTH-103 MTH-104 PSY-200 ART-100

Orientation to College Microcomputer Applications English Composition I English Composition II Introduction to Technical Mathematics Plane Trigonometry General Psychology Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 3 2 2 0

0 0 2 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 6 2 0 8 8 15

3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 6 3

Technical Courses: AUT-100 AUT-102 AUT-103 AUT-104 AUT-110 AUT-111 AUT-114 AUT-116 AUT-130 AUT-150 AUT-151 AUT-155 AUT-166 AUT-258 AUT-259 AUT-293

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Manufacturing Fundamentals Occupational Health and Safety Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing DC Fundamentals AC Fundamentals Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction to Robotics Fundamentals of Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Lab Metrology Blueprint Reading for Machinists Lathe Operations Milling Operations Automotive Cooperative Education

Total Hours: 75 Credit Hours; 1,728 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Automotive Manufacturing Technology Emphasis: Injection Mold

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

General Education: ORI-101 CIS-146 ENG-101 ENG-102 MTH-103 MTH-104 PSY-200 ART-100

Orientation to College Microcomputer Applications English Composition I English Composition II Introduction to Technical Mathematics Plane Trigonometry General Psychology Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 1 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 3 0 2 2 3 0 0

0 0 2 0 0 4 4 2 2 2 0 6 8 2 0 6 15

3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 3 3

Technical Courses: AUT-100 AUT-102 AUT-103 AUT-104 AUT-106 AUT-110 AUT-111 AUT-114 AUT-116 AUT-130 AUT-145 AUT-146 AUT-152 AUT-155 AUT-245 AUT-246 AUT-293

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Manufacturing Fundamentals Occupational Health and Safety Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing Quality Control and Inspection Techniques DC Fundamentals AC Fundamentals Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction to Robotics Fundamentals of Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics Introduction to Injection Molding Introduction to Injection Molding Lab Machining Technology 1 Metrology Injection Molding Design Injection Molding Design Lab Automotive Cooperative Education

Total Hours: 75 Credit Hours; 1,696 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Automotive Manufacturing Technology Emphasis: Die Repair

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

General Education: ORI-101 CIS-146 ENG-101 ENG-102 MTH-103 MTH-104 PSY-200 ART-100

Orientation to College Microcomputer Applications English Composition I English Composition II Introduction to Technical Mathematics Plane Trigonometry General Psychology Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0

0 0 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 6 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 15

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Technical Courses: AUT-100 AUT-102 AUT-104 AUT-110 AUT-111 AUT-114 AUT-116 AUT-130 AUT-150 AUT-151 AUT-155 AUT-158 AUT-159 AUT-160 AUT-161 AUT-260 AUT-274 AUT-293

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Manufacturing Fundamentals Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing DC Fundamentals AC Fundamentals Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction to Robotics Fundamentals of Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Lab Metrology Die Fundamentals Basic Formability Die Construction and Tryout Die Maintenance & Repair Computer Numerical Control Graphics: Milling Machine Maintenance & Repair Automotive Cooperative Education

Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; 1,760 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Certificate Automotive Manufacturing Technology

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

General Education: ORI-101 CIS-146 ENG-101 MTH-103 ART-100

Orientation to College Microcomputer Applications English Composition I Introduction to Technical Mathematics Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation

1 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0

1 3 3 3 3

3 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 0 3 0 1 2 0

0 0 2 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 0 6 0 4 4 2 5

3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 1

Technical Courses: AUT-100 AUT-102 AUT-103 AUT-104 AUT-110 AUT-111 AUT-114 AUT-116 AUT-130 AUT-155 AUT-178 AUT-180 AUT-217 AUT-218 AUT-234 AUT-235 AUT-291

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Manufacturing Fundamentals Occupational Health and Safety Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing DC Fundamentals AC Fundamentals Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction to Robotics Hydraulics and Pneumatics Metrology Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Lab Elements of Industrial Control II Elements of Industrial Control II Lab Industrial Motor Controls I Industrial Motor Controls II Automotive Cooperative Education

Total Hours: 60 Credit Hours; 1,296 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Automotive Manufacturing Technology Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

AUT-100 AUT-103 AUT-104 AUT-106 AUT-114 AUT-116 AUT-130 AUT-150 AUT-151 AUT-292 ORI-101

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Occupational Health and Safety Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing Quality Control and Inspection Techniques Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction to Robotics Fundamentals of Hydraulic and Pneumatics’ Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Lab Automotive Cooperative Education Orientation to College

3 1 3 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

0 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 6 10 0

Credit Hours

3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1

Total Hours: 29 Credit Hours; 720 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Automotive Manufacturing Technology Emphasis: Injection Molding Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

AUT-100 AUT-103 AUT-104 AUT-116 AUT-130 AUT-145 AUT-146 AUT-245 AUT-246 AUT-292 ORI-101

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Occupational Health and Safety Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing Introduction to Robotics Fundamentals of Hydraulic and Pneumatics’ Introduction to Injection Molding Introduction to Injection Molding Lab Injection Mold Design Injection Mold Design Lab Automotive Cooperative Education Orientation to College

Total Hours: 29 Credit Hours; 736 Contact Hours

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3 1 3 2 2 3 0 3 0 0 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

0 2 0 2 2 0 6 0 6 10 0

Credit Hours

3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1


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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Automotive Manufacturing Technology Emphasis: Machine Tool Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

AUT-100 AUT-103 AUT-104 AUT-150 AUT-151 AUT-258 AUT-259 AUT-292 ORI-101

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Occupational Health and Safety Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Lab Lathe Operations Milling Operations Automotive Cooperative Education Orientation to College

3 1 3 2 0 2 2 0 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

0 2 0 2 6 8 8 10 0

Credit Hours

3 2 3 3 3 6 6 2 1

Total Hours: 29 Credit Hours; 800 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Automotive Manufacturing Technology Emphasis: Die Repair Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

AUT-100 AUT-104 AUT-150 AUT-151 AUT-154 AUT-158 AUT-159 AUT-160 AUT-260 ORI-101

Introduction to Automotive Concepts Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Introduction to Machine Shop 1 Lab Metallurgy Die Fundamentals Basic Formability Die Construction and Tryout Computer Numerical Control Graphics Milling Orientation to College

Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 624 Contact Hours

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3 3 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

0 0 2 6 2 2 2 4 4 0

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1


Automotive Manufacturing Technology

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Course Descriptions for Automotive Manufacturing Technology (AUT) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

AUT-100 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE CONCEPTS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None An introduction to automotive manufacturing concepts is the focus of this course. This course reviews the history of automotive manufacturing and discusses the automotive manufacturing processes for various automotive assembly and sub-assembly plants. It outlines the historical development of automotive manufacturing in Alabama. Finally, the electro-mechanical systems and body components of a typical vehicle will be examined. This is a CORE course. AUT-102 MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course will introduce students to manufacturing fundamentals. It introduces various tools and techniques typically used in Lean manufacturing. It also will provide Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification instruction. OSHA standards will include electrical, Lock Out/ Tag Out, hazardous communications, personal protective equipment, machine guarding, and walking and working surfaces. This is a CORE course. AUT-103 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 1 2 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course will cover safety rules and procedures concerning personal safety in the workplace. The course provides both Classroom and performance based hands on training to inform personnel on OSHA rules and techniques to ensure safety. AUT-104 BLUEPRINT READING IN MANUFACTURING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the students with terms and definitions, theory of orthographic projection, and other information required to interpret drawings used in the manufacturing and industrial trade areas. Topics include multi-view projection, pictorial drawings, dimensions and notes, lines and symbols, tolerances, industrial applications, scales and quality requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret blueprint drawings used in the manufacturing and industrial trades. This course may be tailored to meet specific local industry needs. This is a CORE course. This course is also taught as INT 261. AUT-106 QUALITY CONTROL AND INSPECTION TECHNIQUES 3 0 3 This course provides the student with a basic understanding of quality assurance including the history of the quality movement in the United States; national and international standards for quality management systems; the impact of quality on an organization’s performance; group problem solving; and statistical methods such as statistical process control (SPC); process capability studies, quality tools, idea generating tools, and corrective and preventive actions. AUT-110 DC FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides a study of atomic theory, direct current (DC), properties of conductors and insulators, direct current characteristics of series, parallel, and series parallel circuits. Inductors and capacitors are introduced and their effects on DC circuits are examined. Students are prepared to analyze complex DC circuits, solve for unknown circuits variables and to use basic electronic test equipment. This course also provides hands-on laboratory exercises to analyze, construct, test, and troubleshoot direct current circuits. Emphasis is placed on the use of scientific calculators and the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot DC and to prove the theories taught during classroom instruction. This is a CORE course. This course is also taught as INT 221, ILT 160, and ELT 108. Suitable substitutes for this course are ELT 111, ILT 106, and INT 120.

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Course Title

86 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

AUT-111 AC FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 110 This course provides a study of the theory of alternating current (AC). Students are prepared to analyze complex AC circuit configurations with resistors, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe AC circuits and explain the specific AC theory functions such as RLC, impedance, phase relationships, and power factor. This course also provides hands-on laboratory exercises to analyze alternating current using a variety of circuit configurations with resistors, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Emphasis is placed on the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot AC circuits to prove the theories taught. This course is also taught as INT 223, ILT 161, and ELT 109. Suitable substitutes for this course are ELT 112, ILT 107, and INT 122. AUT-114 INTRO TO PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 234 This course provides an introduction to programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, the following: PLC hardware and software, numbering systems, installation, and programming. Upon completion, students must demonstrate their ability by developing, loading, debugging, and optimizing PLC programs. This is a CORE course. This course is taught as INT 251, ILT 194, AND ELT 231. AUT-116 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction in concepts and theories for the operation of robotic servo motors and power systems used with industrial robotic equipment. Emphasis is on the application of the computer to control power systems to perform work. Student competencies include understanding of the functions of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical power system components, ability to read and interpret circuitry for proper troubleshooting and ability to perform preventative maintenance. This is a CORE course. This course is also taught as INT 253 and ILT 218. AUT-130 FUND OF INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides an introduction to hydraulics/pneumatics. Topics include hydraulic pumps, pneumatic compressors work and system components such as valves, filters, regulators, actuators, accumulators, and lubricators. The lab enables students to test, troubleshoot and repair hydraulic pumps, pneumatic compressors work and system components such as valves, filters, regulators, actuators, accumulators, and lubricators. Upon completion, students will be able to apply principles of hydraulic/pneumatics. This course is also taught as ILT 169. AUT-145 INTRODUCTION TO INJECTION MOLDING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None COREQUISITE: AUT 146 Students learn the fundamentals of injection molding operations, including molding terminology, machine part identification, operating safety, machine controls and machine startup and shutdown. Students are taught to identify common part defects such as short shots, flash, warp, surface defects, color changes and shrinkage. Students learn the properties of commonly used molding materials. This course is also taught as MTT 110. AUT-146 INTRODUCTION TO INJECTION MOLDING LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None COREQUISITE: AUT 145 Students learn to safely operate an injection molding machine. Students learn to properly startup, set machine controls and shutdown a molding machine. This course is also taught as MTT 111. AUT-150 INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP I 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 104 or AUT 166 COREQUISITE: AUT 151 This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This course is also taught as MTT 147.

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AUT-151 INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP I LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None COREQUISITE: AUT 150 This course provides practical application of the concepts and principles of machining operations learned in AUT 150. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This course is also taught as MTT 148. (AUT 152 is a suitable substitute for AUT 150 and AUT 151.) AUT-152 MACHINING TECHNOLOGY I 2 8 6 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, grinding machines, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, grinding, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. AUT-154 METALLURGY 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the production, properties, testing, classification, microstructure, and heat treating effects of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Topics include the iron-carbon phase diagram, ITT diagram, ANSI code, quenching, senescing, and other processes concerning metallurgical transformations. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the iron-carbon phase diagram, ITT diagram, microstructure images, and other phenomena concerning the behavior of metals. This course is also taught as MTT 152. AUT-155 METROLOGY 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the use of precision measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate correct use of measuring instruments. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. This course is also taught as MTT 127. AUT-158 DIE FUNDAMENTALS 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 104 The purpose of this course is to teach the general fundamentals of stamping. Topics include the dangers of a press operation, the primary components of presses and their functions, the operations of various types of dies, various stamping production methods, and the numerous components used to make up various dies. Upon completion students should be completely familiar with stamping operations and have a fundamental knowledge of how dies are constructed and how they shape material. AUT-159 BASIC FORMABILITY 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 150 and AUT 151 This course is designed to introduce the basic manufacturing processes used to form various materials into those needed for manufacturing. Topics include safety, commonly used materials, the structure of materials, various manufacturing processes, the casting and molding process, forming, separating, conditioning, assembling, and finishing. Upon completion students should be well aware of the basic concept of formability, and the processes used to convert raw materials into manufactured products. AUT-160 DIE CONSTRUCTION AND TRYOUT 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the application and use of jigs and fixtures. Emphasis is placed on design and manufacture of simple jigs and fixtures. Upon completion, students should be able to design and build simple jigs and fixtures. This course is also taught as MTT 160 and CNC 160.

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Credit Hours

AUT-161 DIE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 160 This course serves as a follow up to AUT 160 Tool and Die Construction and Tryout. Emphasis is placed on safety, inspection, measurement, sharpening, grinding, disassembly, and the reassembly process. Upon completion, the students should be able to safely inspect a die and perform the necessary functions to insure it is ready for use. AUT-166 BLUEPRINT READING FOR MACHINISTS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the basic principles of print reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. This course is also taught as MTT 121 . AUT-178 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None COREQUISITE: AUT 180 This course provides student with knowledge needed to perform gas tungsten arc welds using ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals, according to applicable welding codes. Topics include safe operating practices, equipment identification and set-up, correct selection of tungsten type, polarity, shielding gas and filler metals. Upon completion, a student should be able to identify safe operating practices, equipment identification and setup, correct selection of tungsten type, polarity, shielding gas, filler metals, and various welds on ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals, using the gas tungsten arc welding process according to applicable welding codes. This course is also taught as WDT 228. AUT-180 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None COREQUISET: AUT 178 This course provides student with skills needed to perform gas tungsten arc welds using ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals, according to applicable welding codes. Topics include safe operating practices, equipment identification and set-up, correct selection of tungsten type, polarity, shielding gas and filler metals. Upon completion, a student should be able to identify safe operating practices, equipment identification and setup, correct selection of tungsten type, polarity, shielding gas, filler metals, and various welds on ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals, using the gas tungsten arc welding process according to applicable welding codes. This course is also taught as WDT 268. AUT-217 ELEMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL CONTROL II 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 114 COREQUISITES: AUT 218 This course includes the advanced principals of PLC’s including hardware, programming, variable speed drives, and troubleshooting. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced working programs, and troubleshooting hardware and software communication problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability in developing programs and troubleshooting the system. This course is also taught as ILT 222. AUT-218 ADV. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CNTRLRS LAB 0 4 2 PREREQUISITE: None COREQUISITE: AUT 217 This course includes the advanced principals of PLC’s including hardware, programming, variable speed drives, and troubleshooting. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced working programs, and troubleshooting hardware and software communication problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability in developing programs and troubleshooting the system. This course is also taught as ILT 223. AUT-234 INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS I 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on information regarding industrial motor controls and basic information regarding process logic controllers. Upon completion, students will be able to remove, replace, and wire different types of control devices for operating industrial motors. This course is also taught as INT 212, ELT 209, ILT 209.

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AUT-235 INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS II 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 234 This course covers complex ladder diagrams of motor control circuits and the uses of different motor starting techniques. Topics include wye-delta starting, part start winding, resistor starting and electronic starting devices. Upon completion, the students should be able to understand and interpret the more complex motor control diagrams and understand the different starting techniques of electrical motors. This course is also taught as ELT 212, INT 213. AUT-245 INJECTION MOLDING DESIGN 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 145 COREQUISITE: AUT 246 This course is designed so that students learn to identify the components of an injection mold such as mold base, sprue bushing, runner system, gates, vents, cavities, inserts and ejection system. Students will also learn the purpose of each component of an injection mold, and the common materials used to build an injection mold. This course is also taught as MTT112. AUT-246 INJECTION MOLDING DESIGN LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT 146 COREQUISITE: AUT 245 This course is the lab for AUT 245. Students will demonstrate proper and safe techniques to build components of an injection mold such as sprue bushings, runner systems, gates, vents, cavities, inserts and ejection systems. This course is also taught as MTT 113. AUT-258 LATHE OPERATIONS 2 8 6 PREREQUISITE: AUT-150 and AUT-151 This course includes more advanced lathe practices such as set-up procedures, work planning, inner- and outerdiameter operations, and inspection and process improvement. Additional emphasis is placed on safety procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to apply advanced lathe techniques. This course is also taught as MTT 129. AUT-259 MILLING OPERATIONS 2 8 6 PREREQUISITE: AUT 150 and AUT-151 This course covers manual milling operations. Emphasis is placed on related safety, types of milling machines and their uses, cutting speed, feed calculations, and set-up and operation procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply manual milling techniques (vertical and horizontal/universal) to produce machine tool projects. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. This course is also taught as MTT 136. AUT-260 CNC GRAPHICS: MILLING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: AUT-150 and AUT-151 This course covers techniques involved in writing a program for a multi-axis computerized numeric control (CNC) milling machine using computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) software. In addition, CNC milling machine setup, programming, and operation are detailed. Upon completion, the student should be able to set up, program, and operate a 3-axis CNC milling machine to produce a 2½-axis part using CAM software. This course is also taught as MTT 220. AUT-274 MACHINE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers preventive maintenance as well as repair of machine tools. Emphasis is placed on safety, disassembly and assembly of lathes, grinders, saws, and milling machines. Upon completion, students should be able to perform machine maintenance and repair of machine tools. AUT-291 AUTOMOTIVE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0 5 1 PREREQUISITE: Completion of 50% of course requirements This course is designed to give students practical, on-the-job experiences in all phases of automotive manufacturing under the supervision of a qualified professional. Grades are based on the successful completion of the work experience as judged by the students’ work, supervisor, and faculty coordinator. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Automotive Manufacturing Technology

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Course Title

90 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Credit Hours

AUT-292 AUTOMOTIVE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0 10 2 PREREQUISITE: Completion of 50% of course requirements This course is designed to give students practical, on-the-job experiences in all phases of automotive manufacturing under the supervision of a qualified professional. Grades are based on the successful completion of the work experience as judged by the students’ work, supervisor, and faculty coordinator. AUT-293 AUTOMOTIVE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: Completion of 50% of course requirements This course is designed to give students practical, on-the-job experiences in all phases of automotive manufacturing under the supervision of a qualified professional. Grades are based on the successful completion of the work experience as judged by the students’ work, supervisor, and faculty coordinator.

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Automotive Technology Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. G Program Information Automotive Technology consists of testing, diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems of the modern automobile. The Automotive Technology program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is designed to teach a student the basic principles of all eight areas of the National Automotive Service Excellence Certification (engine repair, automatic transmissions/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/ electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance) as required by industry today.

Occupational Choices The graduates of the Automotive Program have technical skills and knowledge that prepares them to enter varied fields. They can go into parts distribution, retail parts sales, tractor mechanics, truck repair, automotive manufacturing plants and the related suppliers. The Automotive Program graduates can go into the manufacturing industry where assembly and repair is needed. Most go into dealerships or independent automotive and/or truck repair facilities. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Automotive Technology is rapidly increasing in sophistication, and job prospects are far above average. As the need for specialized technicians grows, there is an increasing demand for entry level automotive technicians. Median hourly earnings of automotive service technicians and mechanics, including commission, were $18.21 in May 2009. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.35 and $20.75 per hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.54, and the highest 10 percent earned more that $28.81per hour. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Automotive Technology Certificate in Automotive Technology Short Term Certificate in Automotive Technology

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree 6 Terms Certificate 6 Terms Short Term Certificate 4 Term

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

76 60 28

$10,108 $ 7,980 $ 3,724

$300 $300 $300

$750 $750 $750

0 0 0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Automotive Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester ASE-101 Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ASE-112 Electrical Fundamentals ASE-121 Braking Systems ASE-122 Steering and Suspension PHY-120 Introduction to Physics OR MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester ASE-124 Automotive Engines ASE-220 Advanced Automotive Engines MTH-104 Plane Trigonometry OR MTH-116 Mathematical Applications Third Semester ASE-130 Drive Train and Axles ASE-224 Manual Transmission and Transaxle ENG-101 English Composition I CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems Fourth Semester ASE-162 Electrical and Electronic Systems ASE-212 Advanced Electrical and Electronic Systems ASE-246 Automotive Emissions ASE-251 Dealership Work Experience ENG-102 English Composition II or ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR SPH106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Fifth Semester ASE-239 Engine Performance ASE-244 Engine Performance and Diagnostics ASE-261 Dealership Work Experience PSY-200 General Psychology Sixth Semester ASE-133 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning ASE-230 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle ASE-182 Special Topics ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; 2,400 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Certificate Automotive Technology Course #

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Course Title

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First Semester ASE-101 Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ASE-112 Electrical Fundamentals ASE-121 Braking Systems ASE-122 Steering and Suspension MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College

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5 5 5 5 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester ASE-124 Automotive Engines ASE-220 Advanced Automotive Engines ENG-101 English Composition I

1 1 3

5 5 0

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Third Semester ASE-130 Drive Train and Axles ASE-224 Manual Transmission and Transaxle ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation PSY-200 General Psychology

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Fourth Semester ASE-162 Electrical and Electronic Systems ASE-212 Advanced Electrical and Electronic Systems ASE-246 Automotive Emissions

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Fifth Semester ASE-239 Engine Performance ASE-244 Engine Performance and Diagnostics

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3 3

Sixth Semester ASE-133 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning ASE-230 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle ASE-182 Special Topics

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5 5 6

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Total Hours: 60 Credit Hours; 1,744 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Automotive Technology Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

First Semester ASE-101 Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ASE-112 Electrical Fundamentals ASE-121 Braking Systems ASE-122 Steering and Suspension ORI-101 Orientation to College

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5 5 5 5 0

3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester ASE-124 Automotive Engines ASE-220 Advanced Automotive Engines ASE-239 Engine Performance

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Total Hours 28 Credit Hours; 1,024 Contact Hours

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Credit Hours


Automotive Technology

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Course Descriptions for Automotive Technology (ASE)

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ASE-101 FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides basic instruction in Fundamentals of Automotive Technology. This is a CORE course and supports CIP Codes 15.0803 and 47.0604. ASE-112 ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the principles and laws of electricity. Emphasis is placed on wiring diagrams, test equipment, and identifying series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate, build, and measure circuits. This is a CORE course. ASE-121 BRAKING SYSTEMS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction in automotive technology or auto mechanics. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of brakes. This is a CORE course. ABR 223 – Automotive Mechanical Components is a suitable substitute for this course. ASE-122 STEERING AND SUSPENSION 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides instruction in automotive technology or auto mechanics. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of steering and suspension. This is a CORE course. ABR 255 – Steering and Suspension is a suitable substitute for this course. ASE-124 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides instruction on the operation, design, and superficial repair of automotive engines. Emphasis is placed on understanding the four stroke cycle, intake and exhaust manifolds and related parts, engine mechanical timing components, engine cooling and lubrication system principles and repairs, and basic fuel and ignition operation. This is a CORE course and supports CIP Codes 47.0604 and 15.0803. ASE-130 DRIVE TRAIN AND AXLES 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides basic instruction in automotive drive trains and axles. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of basic internal and external operation relating to proper operation and driveability. This is a CORE course. ABR 223 – Automotive Mechanical Components is a suitable substitute for this course. ASE-133 MOTOR VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides basic instruction in theory, operation, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and repair of vehicle air conditioning and heating systems, including but not limited to air management, electrical and vacuum controls, refrigerant recovery, and component replacement. ABR 258 – Heating and AC in Collision Repair is a suitable substitute for this course. ASE-162 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: ASE-112 or instructor approval This is an intermediate course in automotive electrical and electronic systems. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting and repair of battery, starting, charging, and lighting systems, subsystems, and components. This is a CORE course.

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Course Title

96 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ASE-182 SPECIAL TOPICS 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: ASE-230 These courses are designed to allow the student to specialize in a particular area of study with minimum instruction in automotive mechanics application and with evaluation at the instructor’s discretion. Emphasis is placed on a topic/project that the student is interested in and may include any automotive or related area in automotive mechanics. Upon completion, the student should be able to work with minimum instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a live work project of their choice. ASE-212 ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: ASE-162 or instructor permission This course provides instruction in advanced automotive electrical and electronic systems. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting and repair of advanced electrical and electronic systems, subsystems, and components. ASE-220 ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides in-depth instruction concerning internal engine diagnosis, overhaul and repair, including but not necessarily limited to the replacement of timing chains, belts, and gears, as well as the replacement or reconditioning of valve train components as well as replacement of pistons, connecting rods, piston rings, bearings, lubrication system components, gaskets, and oil seals. This course supports CIP Codes 47.0604 and 15.0803. ASE-224 MANUAL TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers basic instruction in manual transmission and transaxles. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of basic internal and external operation relating to proper operation and driveability. This course supports CIP Codes 15.0803 and 47.0604. ASE-230 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides basic instruction in automatic transmissions and transaxles. Emphasis is placed on the comprehension of principles and powerflow of automatic transmissions and repairing or replacing internal and external components. This is a CORE course and supports CIP Codes 15.0803 and 47.0604. ASE-239 ENGINE PERFORMANCE 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides basic instruction in engine performance with emphasis on fuel and ignition systems relating to engine operation. This is a CORE course and supports CIP Code 15.0803 and 47.0604. ASE-244 ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND DIAGNOSTICS 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides advanced instruction in engine performance. Emphasis is placed on engine management and computer controls of ignition, fuel, and emissions systems relating to engine performance and driveability. This is a CORE course and supports CIP Codes 15.0803 and 47.0604. ASE-246 AUTOMOTIVE EMISSIONS PREREQUISITE: None This is an introductory course in automotive emission systems. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting and repair of systems, subsystems, and components. This course supports CIP code 15.0803 and 47.0604. ASE-251 DEALERSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: None At the end of each on-campus period, the student returns to the sponsoring dealership to complete this segment of the program working full-time under the supervision of the dealership student work coordinator. He/she is expected to complete work assignments in the dealership that will reinforce and parallel the course work just completed at the college. Although indicated as 9 contact hours, students generally work on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) at the dealership. An evaluation of the students in dealership work performance is completed by the dealership supervisor. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Automotive Technology

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Course Title

97 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ASE-261 DEALERSHIP WORK EXPERIENCE 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: None At the end of each on-campus period, the student returns to the sponsoring dealership to complete this segment of the program working full-time under the supervision of the dealership student work coordinator. He/she is expected to complete work assignments in the dealership that will reinforce and parallel the course work just completed at the college. Although indicated as 9 contact hours, students generally work on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) at the dealership. An evaluation of the students in dealership work performance is completed by the dealership supervisor.

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Computer Information Systems Technology

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Computer Information Systems Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. E Program Information The Computer Information Systems department at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is progressive and innovative in its approach towards the trends in computer technology. Students enrolled in the CIS curriculum will gain knowledge and skills in current computer technology but will also gain experience in developing the critical thinking, logic, and problem-solving skills necessary in today’s rapidly changing computerized environment. Trenholm Tech will meet student needs for Information Technology training while providing students with effective and personalized training methods in a variety of concentration areas. The CIS program also emphasizes leadership development within the technical applications of the program.

Occupational Choices Programmers, analysts, network designers, Microsoft Certified Desktop Technicians, A+ Technicians, Security+, Linux+ and Cisco CCNA certifications, Office Technology Specialists with MS Office skills-just to name a few areas of concentration-will require the skills and knowledge associated with computer technology. Job prospects should be best for college graduates who are up to date with the latest skills and technologies, particularly if they have supplemented their formal education with some relevant work experience. Employers will continue to seek computer specialists who possess a strong background in fundamental computer skills combined with good interpersonal and communication skills. Due to the demand for computer support specialists and systems administrators over the next decade, those who have strong computer skills but do not have a bachelor’s degree should continue to qualify for some entry-level positions. However, certifications and practical experience are essential for persons without degrees. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Employment opportunities are expected to grow and earnings can range from entry level positions to much higher incomes for certified and experienced individuals. The average full-time annual wage of a CIS technician is $30,742 to $93,600, based on skill level, experience, and field of work. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available * Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Computer Information Systems Tech. Networking Emphasis (CCNA/LINUX+/SECURITY+) Networking Emphasis (MCDST) Database/Web Presence Applications/Design (CIW) Programming Emphasis via Object-Based Languages Short Term Certificate(s) in Computer Information Systems Emphasis: Networking (CCNA) Emphasis: Networking (MCDST) Emphasis: Database/Web Presence Applications/Design Emphasis: Programming via Object-Based Languages *You must earn a final grade of a 70 (“C”) or above to receive credit for DPT courses. Any final grade of 69 or below will constitute failure (F) in the course, and you will have to repeat the course to attempt to earn the appropriate credit. (This does not include CIS130 or CIS146).

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree 6 Terms Short Term Certificate 2-3 Terms Short Term Certificate 2-3 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

76 27 24

$10,108 $ 3,591 $ 3,192

Books

$1,750 $450 $450

Tools

Supplies

0 0 0

$250 $75 $75

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Computer Information Systems Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Required Technical CORE (6 credit hours) DPT-110 Intro to Computer Logic and Programming DPT-268 Software Support OR DPT-269 Hardware Support OR ILT-129 PC Hardware (A+)

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NETWORKING EMPHASIS (CCNA/LINUX+/SECURITY+): DPT-162 Cisco II: Routers & Switches DPT-163 Cisco III: Advanced Routers & Switches DPT-164 Cisco IV: WAN Technologies DPT-172 Fundamentals Of UNIX/Linux II DPT-280 Network Security Elective Elective (Advisor approval required)

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NETWORKING EMPHASIS (MCDST): DPT-275 Workstation Administration DPT-276 Server Administration DPT-280 Network Security DPT-288 End User & Desktop Application Support I DPT-289 End User & Desktop Application Support II Elective Elective (Advisor approval required)

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PROGRAMMING EMPHASIS via Object-Based Languages: DPT-213 Advanced Visual Basic Programming DPT-255 JAVA Programming DPT-256 Advanced JAVA DPT-281 Systems Analysis & Design DPT-285 Object Oriented Programming Elective Elective (Advisor approval required)

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Required Courses (30 credit hours) CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems DPT-117 Database Management Software Applications DPT-161 Cisco I: Networking Fundamentals DPT-171 Fundamentals of Unix/Linux I DPT-182 Help Desk Applications DPT-203 Introduction to the Information Highway DPT-207 Introduction to Web Development DPT-212 Visual Basic Programming DPT-249 Microcomputer Operating Systems DPT-291 Case Study in Computer Science * (* Capstone Course: Student MUST be within 2 semesters of graduation) Required General Education (22 credit hours) ART-100 Art Appreciation CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ENG-101 English Composition I ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals Oral Communication OR ENG-130 Technical Report Writing MTH-100 Intermediate Algebra MTH-110 Finite Math ORI-101 Orientation to College PSY-200 General Psychology Student must select one emphasis (18 Hours), and may select additional electives.

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Computer Information Systems Technology

Course #

100 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DATABASE/WEB PRESENCE APPLICATIONS/DESIGN (CIW): DPT-208 Intermediate Web Development DPT-209 Advanced Web Development DPT-222 Database Management Systems DPT-250 E-Commerce DPT-264 Business Applications Elective Elective (Advisor approval required)

3 3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 3

ELECTIVES: DPT-189 Co-Op for DPT I *DPT-280 Network Security DPT-284 DPT Internship DPT-287 SQL Server DPT-294 Special Topics DPT-296 Special Topics DPT-297 Co-Op for DPT II DPT-298 Co-Op for DPT III DPT-299 Directed Studies in CIS SET-101 Basic Keyboarding

0 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 3

6 0 6 0 0 6 6 6 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

*DPT-280 - This course was used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on the elective course selected.

Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; Contact Hours Below: 1,312 Contact Hours - Networking Emphasis (CCNA/LINUX+/SECURITY+) 1,248 Contact Hours - Networking Emphasis (MCDST) 1,248 Contact Hours - Programming Emphasis via Object Based Language 1,248 Contact Hours - Database/Web Presence Applications/Design (CIW)

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Computer Information Systems Technology Emphasis: Networking (CCNA)

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

DPT-161 Cisco I: Networking Fundamentals DPT-162 Cisco II: Routers & Switches DPT-163 Cisco III: Advanced Routers & Switches DPT-164 Cisco IV: WAN Technologies DPT-171 Fundamentals of UNIX/Linux I DPT-172 Fundamentals of UNIX/Linux II DPT-291 Case Study in Computer Science * (* Bound Portfolio & CORE Assessment Required) ILT-129 PC Hardware (A+) OR DPT-268 Software Support OR DPT-269 Hardware Support Elective Elective

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

2 2 2 2 2 2 3

2 2 2 2 2 2 0

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

2

3

3

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3

Total Hours: 27 Credit Hours; 560 Contact Hours *DPT-280 - This course was used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on the elective course selected.

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Computer Information Systems Technology Emphasis: Networking (MCDST) Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

DPT-182 DPT-249 DPT-275 DPT-276 DPT-280 DPT-288 DPT-289 ILT-129

Help Desk Applications Microcomputer Operating Systems Workstation Administration Server Administration Network Security End User & Desktop Applications Support I End User & Desktop Applications Support I PC Hardware (A+) OR DPT-268 Software Support OR DPT-269 Hardware Support

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 24 Credit Hours; 416 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Computer Information Systems Technology Emphasis: Database/Web Presence Applications/Design Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

DPT-207 DPT-208 DPT-209 DPT-212

Introduction to Web Development Intermediate Web Development Advanced Web Development Visual Basic Programming OR DPT-255 JAVA Programming Database Management Systems E-Commerce Business Applications Elective

DPT-222 DPT-250 DPT-264 Elective

Total Hours: 24 Credit Hours; 384 Contact Hours

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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0

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Computer Information Systems Technology

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Computer Information Systems Technology Emphasis: Programming via Object-Based Languages Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

DPT-207 DPT-212 DPT-213 DPT-255 DPT-256 DPT-281 DPT-285 Elective

Introduction to Web Development Visual Basic Programming Advanced Visual Basic Programming JAVA Programming Advanced JAVA Systems Analysis & Design Object Oriented Programming Elective

Total Hours: 24 Credit Hours; 384 Contact Hours

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Computer Information Systems Technology

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Course Descriptions for Computer Information Systems Technology (DPT) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CIS-130 INTRO TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: High School Graduate or GED This course is an introduction to computers that reviews computer hardware and software concepts such as equipment, operations, communications, programming and their past, present and future impact on society. Topics include computer hardware, various types of computer software, communication technologies and program development using computers to execute software packages and/or to write simple programs. Upon completion, students should be able to describe and use the major components of selected computer software and hardware. CIS-146 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: High School Graduate or GED This course is an introduction to the most common microcomputer software applications. These software packages should include typical features of applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software. Upon completion, students will be able to utilize selected features of these packages. This course will help prepare students for the MOS and IC3 certification. DPT-110 INTRO TO COMPUTER LOGIC & PROGRAMMING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes logic, design and problem solving techniques used by programmers and analysts in addressing and solving common programming and computing problems. The most commonly used techniques of flowcharts, structure charts, and pseudocode will be covered and students will be expected to apply the techniques to designated situations and problems. This is a CORE course. DPT-117 DATABASE MGMT SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: CIS-130 or CIS-146 or Permission of Instructor This course provides students with hands-on experience using database management software. Students will develop skills common to most database management software by developing a wide variety of databases. Emphasis is on planning, developing, and editing functions associated with database management. DPT-161 CISCO I 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: CIS-130 or CIS-146 or Permission of Instructor This course is the first part of a four-part curriculum leading to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. This course concentrates on the physical part of networking including basic electronics, computer basics, network basics, TCP/IP addressing, number conversions, cabling, and planning. After completing this course the student will be able to: identify the functions of each layer of the OSI reference model; describe data link and network addresses; define and describe the function of the MAC address; explain the five conversion steps of data encapsulation; describe the different classes of IP addresses and subnetting; identify the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols. DPT-162 CISCO II 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-161 or Permission of Instructor This course is the second part of a four-part curriculum leading to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. This course concentrates on router configuration. After completing this course the student will be able to: prepare the initial configuration of a router and enable IP; control router passwords and identification; configure IP addresses; add the RIP and IGRP routing protocols to a configuration. DPT-163 CISCO III 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-162 or Permission of Instructor This course is the third part of a four-part curriculum leading to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. This course concentrates on LAN design, routing, switching, and network administration. After completing this course the student will be able to: describe LAN segmentation using bridges, routers, and switches; distinguish between cut-through and store and forward LAN switching; describe the operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits; describe the benefits of virtual LANs. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Computer Information Systems Technology

Course #

Course Title

104 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DPT-164 CISCO IV 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-163 or Permission of Instructor This course is the fourth part of a four-part curriculum leading to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. This course concentrates on WANs and WAN design. After completing this course the student will be able to: differentiate between LAPB, Frame Relay, ISDN, HDLC, PPP, and DDR; list commands to configure Frame Relay LMIs, maps, and subinterfaces; identify PPP operations to encapsulate WAN data on Cisco routers; identify ISDN protocols, function groups, reference points, and channels; describe Cisco’s implementation of ISDN BRI. DPT-171 FUNDAMENTALS OF UNIX/LINUX I 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-249 or Permission of Instructor This course presents fundamental applications in Unix/Linux. Included in this course are skills development for OS installation and setup, recompile techniques, system configuration settings, file/folder structures and types, run levels, basic network applications, and scripting. Additionally, the course presents security features from an administrative and user consideration. DPT-172 FUNDAMENTALS OF UNIX/LINUX II 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-171 or Permission of Instructor This course is a continuation of DPT171 and includes advanced features of Unix/Linux. Included in the course are web applications, integrated network configurations, file transfer, server administration, system controls, iptables/firewall to secure Unix/Linux systems, and strategic user-group applications specific to administrative network control. DPT-182 HELP DESK APPLICATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-275, ILT-129 The main purpose of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the helpdesk environment and the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to work in the user support industry. Students will learn problem-solving and communication skills that are very valuable when providing user support. Through hands-on exercises and case projects students will learn how to apply their knowledge and develop their ideas and skills. DPT-189 CO-OP FOR DPT I 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is part of a series wherein the student works in a degree/program related job. Emphasis is placed on student’s work experience as it integrates academic knowledge with practical application through exposure to computer practices in informational technologies environment. The grade is based on the employer’s evaluation of each student’s productivity, content of a descriptive report submitted by the student, and student development and assessment of a learning contract. DPT-203 INTRO TO THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: CIS-130 or CIS-146 This course introduces the student to the basic principles of the information highway. Students will be exposed to different network information tools such as electronic mail, network news, gophers, the World Wide Web, browsers, commercial information services and the use of appropriate editors or software to introduce construction of Web environments. DPT-207 INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: CIS-130 or CIS-146 At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to use specified markup languages to develop basic Web pages. DPT-208 INTERMEDIATE WEB DEVELOPMENT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-207 This course builds upon basic skills in Web authoring. Various Web authoring tools are introduced. Upon completion students will be able to use these tools to enhance Web sites.

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Computer Information Systems Technology

Course #

Course Title

105 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DPT-209 ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-207 This is an advanced Web design course emphasizing the use of scripting languages to develop interactive Web sites. Upon completion students will be able to create data driven Web sites. This course helps prepare students for the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Foundations certification. DPT-212 VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-110 and DPT-249 or Permission of Instructor This course emphasizes BASIC programming using a graphical user interface. The course will emphasize graphical user interfaces with additional topics on such topics as advanced file handling techniques, simulation, and other selected areas. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics through the completion of programming projects and appropriate tests. DPT-213 ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING PREREQUISITE: DPT-212 This course is a continuation of DPT-212, Visual Basic Programming.

3

0

3

DPT-222 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-117 or Permission of Instructor This course will discuss database system architectures, concentrating on Structured Query Language (SQL). It will teach students how to design, normalize and use databases with SQL, and to link those to the Web. DPT-249 MICROCOMOPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: High School Graduate or GED This course provides an introduction to microcomputer operating systems. Topics include a description of the operating system, system commands, and effective and efficient use of the microcomputer with the aid of its system programs. Upon completion, students should understand the function and role of the operating system, its operational characteristics, its configuration, how to execute programs, and efficient disk and file management. Credit for this course is available by department exam. DPT-250 E-COMMERCE 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is an introduction into e-commerce. Topics include marketing, building an e-commerce store, security, and electronic payment systems. Upon completion students will be able to build an e-commerce presence. DPT-255 JAVA PROGRAMMING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-110 and DPT-249 or Permission of Instructor This course is an introduction to the Java programming language. Topics in this course include object-oriented programming constructs, Web page applet development, class definitions, threads, events and exceptions. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics through the completion of programming projects and appropriate tests. DPT-256 ADVANCED JAVA 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-255 This course is a second course of a sequence using the Java programming language. Topics include: Sun’s Swing GUI components, JDBC, JavaBeans, RMI, servlets, and Java media framework. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics through programming projects and appropriate exams. DPT-264 BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: CIS146 or Permission of Instructor Prior programming training is put to use in implementing a practical business application such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, or other business system. A different application is selected each semester. Instructor will provide student with the necessary data and the student will create all the programs that are necessary to produce the expected results. This course will require outside laboratory time to produce programs for evaluation. Mastery of the language selected for the study, at the desired level, is required. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Computer Information Systems Technology

Course #

Course Title

106 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DPT-268 SOFTWARE SUPPORT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-249 or Permission of Instructor This course provides students with hands-on practical experience in installing computer software, operating systems, and trouble-shooting. The class will help to prepare participants for the A+ Certification sponsored by CompTIA. This is a CORE course. DPT-269 HARDWARE SUPPORT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course provides students with hands-on practical experience in installation and troubleshooting computer hardware. The class will help to prepare participants for the A+ Certification sponsored by CompTIA. This is a CORE course. DPT-275 WORKSTATION ADMINISTRATION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course provides a study of client system administration in a network environment. Topics include installing, monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting client operating system software and managing hardware devices and shared resources. Students gain hands-on experience in client operating system installation and basic administration of network workstations. DPT-276 SERVER ADMINISTRATION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-249 and DPT-161 This course introduces network operating system administration. Topics included in this course are network operating system software installation, administration, monitoring, and maintenance; user, group, and computer account management; shared resource management; and server hardware management. Students gain hands-on experience in managing and maintaining a network operating system environment. DPT-280 NETWORK SECURITY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT-161 or Permission of Instructor This course provides a study of threats to network security and methods of securing a computer network from such threats. Topics included in this course are security risks, intrusion detection, and methods of securing authentication, network access, remote access, Web access, and wired and wireless network communications. Upon completion students will be able to identify security risks and describe appropriate counter measures. DPT-281 SYSTEM ANALYSIS & DESIGN 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is a study of contemporary theory and systems analysis and design. Emphasis is placed on investigating, analyzing, designing, implementing, and documenting computer systems. Upon completion, the student will been able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics through the completion of programming projects and appropriate tests. DPT-284 DPT INTERNSHIP 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to work in a degree/program related environment. Emphasis is placed on the student’s “real world” work experience as it integrates academics with practical applications that relate meaningfully to careers in the computer discipline. Significance is also placed on the efficient and accurate performance of job tasks as provided by the “real world” work experience. Grades for this course will be based on a combination of the employer’s evaluation of the student, and the contents of a report submitted by the student. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to a “real world” work experience. DPT-285 OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is an advanced object-oriented programming course and covers advanced program development techniques and concepts in the context of an object-oriented language. Subject matter includes object-oriented analysis and design, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism (operator and function overloading), information hiding, abstract data types, reuse, dynamic memory allocation, and file manipulation. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a hierarchical class structure necessary to the implementation of an object-oriented software system. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Computer Information Systems Technology

Course #

Course Title

107 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DPT-287 SQL SERVER 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course will provide students with the technical skill required to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot SQL Server client/server database management system. At the completion of this series students will be able to: identify the features of SQL Server and the responsibilities and challenges in system administration; identify the benefits of integrating SQL Server and setup clients for SQL Server; install and configure SQL Server; manage data storage using database devices and partition data using segments; manage the user accounts; manage user permissions; identify the various task scheduling and alerting abilities of SQL Executive; identify the concepts used in replication and implement replication of data between two SQL Services; identify the types of backup and create backup devices; identify the factors effecting SQL Server performance and the need for monitoring and tuning; locate and troubleshoot problems that occur on the SQL Server. DPT-288 END USER AND DESKTOP APPLICATIONS SUPPORT I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: DPT249, DPT275 CO REQUISITE: NONE This course covers the knowledge and skills necessary to support desktop operating systems in a corporate or small business environment. DPT-289 END USER AND DESKTOP APPLICATIONS SUPPORT II 3 0 PREREQUISITE: DPT288 CO REQUISITE: NONE This course covers the knowledge and skills necessary to support end users in a corporate environment.

3

DPT-291 CASE STUDY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is a case study involving the assignment of a complete system development project for analysis, programming, implementation, and documentation. Topics include planning system analysis and design, programming techniques, coding and documentation. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test and document a comprehensive computer information system. DPT-294 SPECIAL TOPICS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course allows study of currently relevant computer science topics, with the course being able to be repeated for credit for each different topic covered. Course content will be determined by the instructor and will vary according to the topic being covered. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the course topic through completion of assignments and appropriate tests. DPT-296 SPECIAL TOPICS 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course allows study of currently relevant computer science topics, with the course being able to be repeated for credit for each different topic covered. Course content will be determined by the instructor and will vary according to the topic being covered. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate specified skills. DPT-297 CO-OP for DPT II 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is part of a series wherein the student works in a degree/program related job. Emphasis is placed on student’s work experience as it integrates academic knowledge with practical application through exposure to computer practices in informational technologies environment. The grade is based on the employer’s evaluation of each student’s productivity, content of a descriptive report submitted by the student, and student development and assessment of a learning contract.

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Computer Information Systems Technology

Course #

Course Title

108 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DPT-298 CO-OP for DPT III 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is part of a series wherein the student works in a degree/program related job. Emphasis is placed on student’s work experience as it integrates academic knowledge with practical application through exposure to computer practices in informational technologies environment. The grade is based on the employer’s evaluation of each student’s productivity, content of a descriptive report submitted by the student, and student development and assessment of a learning contract. DPT-299 DIRECTED STUDIES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course allows independent study under the direction of an instructor. Topics to be included in the course material will be approved by the instructor prior to or at the beginning of the class. Upon completion, the student will been able to demonstrate knowledge of the topics as specified by the instructor.

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Cosmetology

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Cosmetology Location: Service Occupations Building (6240 Brewbaker Blvd.) Program Information Cosmetology is the study or art of cosmetics and its use. However, in the last 35 years, the word cosmetology has come to be accepted as the study and art of improving a person’s appearance. This includes hair, nails, and make-up. Cosmetologists today must know not only how to improve their client’s appearance, but also about the chemicals being used that affect the skin, hair and health of the client. The doors of opportunity are more open today in this career than at any time in history. A cosmetologist, as in any other profession of artistry, is limited only by imagination and education. Cosmetologists shampoo, cut, style, relax, permanent wave, and color hair. Additionally, cosmetologists are trained and educated to give manicures and pedicures, as well as scalp and facial treatments. Work ethics are an integral part of the cosmetology program at Trenholm State Technical College. Courses such as Business of Cosmetology and Career and Personal Development are essential for the student to own and manage a business as well as work with the public. The goal of the Trenholm State Cosmetology program is to educate students with the knowledge needed to obtain an Alabama State Board of Cosmetology license and to maintain and build a great means of providing for themselves and their families. The Alabama State Board of Cosmetology requires a written and practical examination to obtain a license to provide cosmetology services to the public in Alabama. To be eligible to apply for this license, the student must complete 1,200 credit unit hours or 1,500 actual clock hours at an accredited cosmetology school. NOTE: This is a clock hour program subject to the U.S. Dept. of Education revised regulations regarding pell grant disbursement, effective July 1, 2011.

Occupational Choices Licensed cosmetologists in the state of Alabama are qualified to work in hair salons, nail salons, skin care facilities, day spas, and full service salons, both private and public. The number of hours required to obtain the Alabama Cosmetology license, is the same number required for several other states within the United States. Sources: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, 2008 Survey Alabama Board of Cosmetology Statues & Regulations, 2008, 2nd Edition; www.beautyschooldirectory.com

Average Full-Time Wage The earning capacity of a cosmetologist is open-ended. One may hold varied skills or may specialize in one of two fields. In 2008, the average full-time annual wage for a cosmetologist was $17,482 to $41,636. However, there are many whose earnings can and do exceed this base of earnings many times over. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Additional Requirements A student shall be at least 16 years of age and shall have an education equivalent to the completion of 10 grades in school.

Awards Available Certificate in Cosmetology Short Term Certificate in Cosmetology Emphasis: Cosmetology Hairshaping and Cosmetic Applications Emphasis: Cosmetology Chemical Applications Short Term Certificate in Cosmetology Instructor Training (Not Pell Grant Eligible)

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Certificate Short Term Cert 1 Short Term Cert 2 Short Term Cert 3

Length

4 Terms 2 Terms 2 Terms 2 Terms

Credit Hours

58 25 22 19

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

$7,714 $3,325 $2,926 $2,527

$689 $426 $270 $100

$277 $277 $277 $277

$300 $300 $300 $300

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Certificate Cosmetology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester COS-111 Introduction to Cosmetology COS-112 Introduction to Cosmetology Lab COS-113 Theory of Chemical Services COS-114 Chemical Services Lab COS-142 Applied Chemistry for Cosmetology Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College

3 0 3 0 0 1

0 6 0 6 6 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester COS-115 Hair Coloring Theory COS-116 Hair Coloring Lab COS-125 Career and Personal Development COS-144 Hair Shaping and Design ENG-100 Vocational Technical English I

3 0 3 1 3

0 6 0 5 0

3 3 3 3 3

Third Semester COS-119 Business of Cosmetology COS-117 Basic Spa Techniques COS-118 Basic Spa Techniques Lab DPT-103 Introductory Computer Skills MAH-101 Introductory Mathematics I

3 3 0 2 3

0 0 6 2 0

3 3 3 3 3

1 1 0

5 5 15

3 3 3

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0

3

Fourth Semester COS-150 Manicuring COS-167 State Board Review COS-190 Internship OR COS191 Co-op SPC-103 Oral Communication Skills Total Hours: 58 Credit Hours; 1,520 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate in Cosmetology Emphasis: Cosmetology Hairshaping & Cosmetic Applications Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester COS-111 Introduction to Cosmetology COS-112 Introduction Cosmetology Lab COS-117 Basic Spa Techniques COS-118 Basic Spa Techniques Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College

3 0 3 0 1

0 6 0 6 0

3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester COS-125 Career and Personal Development COS-142 Applied Chemistry for Cosmetology Lab COS-144 Hair Shaping and Design COS-150 Manicuring

3 0 1 1

0 6 5 5

3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 25 Credit Hours; 640 Contact Hours H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Cosmetology

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate in Cosmetology Emphasis: Cosmetology Chemical Applications Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester COS-113 Theory of Chemical Services COS-114 Chemical Services Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester COS-115 Hair Coloring Theory COS-116 Hair Coloring Lab COS-119 Business of Cosmetology COS-167 State Board Review COS-190 Internship OR COS191 Co-op

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

3 0 1

0 6 0

3 3 1

3 0 3 1 0

0 6 0 5 15

3 3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 22 Credit Hours; 688 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Cosmetology Instructor Training Cosmetology Instructor Training is not Pell Grant Eligible.

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester CIT-211 Teaching and Curriculum Development CIT-212 Teacher Mentorship CIT-213 Lesson Plan Development ORI-101 Orientation to College

3 0 3 1

0 6 0 0

3 3 3 1

Second Semester CIT-221 Lesson Plan Implementation CIT-222 Instructional Materials and Methods CIT-223 Instructional Materials and Methods Applications

0 3 0

6 0 6

3 3 3

Total Hours: 19 Credit Hours; 448 contact hours

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Course Descriptions for Cosmetology (COS)

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Credit Hours

COS-111 INTRODUCTION TO COSMETOLOGY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None. (COREQUISITE: COS112 or permission of instructor.) This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and development of cosmetology and standards of professional behavior. Students receive basic information regarding principles and practices of infection control, diseases, and disorders. Additionally students receive introductory information regarding hair design. The information presented in this course is enhanced by hands-on application performed in a controlled lab environment. Upon completion, students should be able to apply safety rules and regulations and write procedures for skills identified in this course. This is a CORE course. COS-112 INTRODUCTION TO COSMETOLOGY LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None. (COREQUISITE: COS111 or permission of instructor.) In this course, students are provided the practical experience for sanitation, shampooing, hair shaping, and hairstyling. Emphasis is placed on disinfection, shampooing, hair shaping, and hairstyling for various types of hair for men and women. This course offers opportunities for students to put into practice concepts learned in the theory component from COS111. This is a CORE course. COS-113 THEORY OF CHEMICAL SERVICES 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: COS111, COS 112 (COREQUISITE: COS114 or permission of instructor.) During this course students learn concepts of theory of chemical services related to the chemical hair texturing. Specific topics include basics of chemistry and electricity, properties of the hair and scalp, and chemical texture services. Safety considerations are emphasized throughout this course. This course is foundational for other courses providing more detailed instruction on these topics. This is a CORE course. COS-114 CHEMICAL SERVICES LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: COS111, COS 112 (COREQUISITE: COS113 or permission of instructor.) During this course students perform various chemical texturing activities. Emphasis is place on cosmetologist and client safety, chemical use and handling, hair and scalp analysis, and client consulting. This is a CORE course. COS-115 HAIR COLORING THEORY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: COS111, COS 112 (COREQUISITE: COS116 or permission of instructor.) In this course, students learn the techniques of hair coloring and hair lightening. Emphasis is placed on color application, laws, levels and classifications of color and problem solving. Upon completion, the student should be able to identify all classifications of hair coloring and the effects of the hair. This is a CORE course. COS-116 HAIR COLORING LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: COS111, COS 112 (COREQUISITE: COS115 or permission of instructor.) In this course, students apply hair coloring and hair lightening techniques. Topics include consultation, hair analysis, skin test and procedures and applications of all classifications of hair coloring and lightening. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform procedures for hair coloring and hair lightening. This is a CORE course.

COS-117 BASIC SPA TECHNIQUES 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: COS111, COS112 (COREQUISITE: COS 118 or permission of instructor.) This course is the study of cosmetic products, massage, skin care, and hair removal, as well as identifying the structure and function of various systems of the body. Topics include massage, skin analysis, skin structure, disease and disorder, light therapy, facials, facial cosmetics, anatomy, hair removal, and nail care. Upon completion, the student should be able to state procedures for analysis, light therapy, facials, hair removal, and identify the structures, functions, disorders of the skin, and nail care. This is a CORE course.

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Cosmetology

Course #

Course Title

113 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

COS-118 BASIC SPA TECHNIQUES LAB 0 3 3 PREREQUISITE: COS111, COS112 (COREQUISITE: COS 117 or permission of instructor.) This course provides practical applications related to the care of the skin and related structure. Emphasis is placed on facial treatments, product application, skin analysis, massage techniques, facial make-up, hair removal, and nail care. Upon completion, the student will be able to prepare clients, assemble sanitized materials, follow procedures for product application, recognize skin disorders, demonstrate facial massage movement, cosmetic application, and hair removal using safety and sanitary precautions, and nail care. This is a CORE course. COS-119 BUSINESS OF COSMETOLOGY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: NONE This course is designed to develop job-seeking and entry-level management skills for the beauty industry. Topics include job seeking, leadership and entrepreneurship development, business principles, business laws, insurance, marketing, and technology issues in the workplace. Upon completion, the student should be able to list job seeking and management skills and the technology that is available for use in the salon. COS-125 CAREER AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides the study and practice of personal development and career building. Emphasis is placed on building and retaining clientele, communication skills, customer service, continuing education, and goal setting. Upon completion, the student should be able to communicate effectively and practice methods for building and retaining clientele. COS-142 APPLIED CHEMISTRY FOR COSMETOLOGY LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: As required by college. This course provides practical applications of the knowledge and skin learned in reference to chemical reactions, as well as the chemical application to the hair and skin. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of basic chemistry, ph scale, cosmetic chemistry, and physical and chemical changes in the hair and skin structure. Upon completion, the student should be able to determine the proper chemical product for each prescribed service. COS-144 HAIR SHAPING AND DESIGN 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: COS111, COS112 In this course, students learn the art and techniques of hair shaping. Topics include hair sectioning, correct use of hair shaping implements, and elevations used to create design lines. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the techniques and procedures for creating hair designs. COS-150 MANICURING 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course focuses on the theory and practice of nail care. Topics include sanitation, nail structure, nail disorders and diseases, manicuring, pedicuring, nail wrapping, sculptured nails and acrylic overlays. COS-167 STATE BOARD REVIEW 1 5 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor Students are provided a complete review of all procedures and practical skills pertaining to their training in the program. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the practical skills necessary to complete successfully the required State Board of Cosmetology examination and entry-level employment. Course may be repeated. COS-190 INTERNSHIP IN COSMETOLOGY 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: As required by college. This course is designed to provide exposure to cosmetology practices in non-employment situations. Emphasis is on dependability, attitude, professional judgment, and practical cosmetology skills. Upon completion, the student should have gained skills necessary for entry-level employment.

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Cosmetology

Course #

Course Title

114 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

COS-191 CO-OP 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: As required by college. This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. CIT-211 TEACHING AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Licensed managing cosmetologist (1 year’s experience). This course focuses on principles of teaching, teaching maturity, personality conduct, and the development of cosmetology curriculum. Emphasis is placed on teacher roles, teaching styles, teacher challenges, aspects of curriculum development, and designing individual courses. Upon completion, the student should be able to describe the role of teacher, identify means of motivating students, develop a course outline, and develop lesson plans. This is a CORE course for CIT. CIT-212 TEACHER MENTORSHIP 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Licensed managing cosmetologist (1 year’s experience). (COREQUISITE: CIT 211 or permission of instructor.) This course is designed to provide the practice through working with a cosmetology instructor in a mentoring relationship. Emphasis is placed on communication, student assessment, and assisting students in the lab. Upon completion, the student should be able to communicate with students, develop a course of study, and apply appropriate teaching methods. This is a CORE course for CIT. CIT-213 LESSON PLAN DEVELOPMENT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Licensed managing cosmetologist (1 year’s experience). (COREQUISITE: CIT 211, CIT 212 or permission of instructor.) The course introduces students to methods for developing lesson plans. Emphasis is placed on writing lesson plans and on the four-step teaching plan. Upon completion, students should be able to write daily lesson plans and demonstrate the four-step teaching method. This is a CORE course for CIT. CIT-221 LESSON PLAN INPLEMENTATION 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Licensed managing cosmetologist (1 year’s experience). This course is designed to provide practice in preparing and using lesson plans. Emphasis is placed on organizing, writing, and presenting lesson plans using the four-step teaching method. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and present a lesson using the four step teaching method. This is a CORE course for CIT. CIT-222 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND METHODS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Licensed managing cosmetologist (1 year’s experience). (COREQUISITE: CIT 223 or permission of instructor.) This course focuses on visual and audio aids and materials. Emphasis is placed on the use and characteristics of instructional aids. Upon completion, the student should be able to prepare teaching aids and determine their most effective use. This is a CORE course for CIT. CIT-223 INSTR’L MATERIALS & METHODS APPLICATIONS 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Licensed managing cosmetologist (1 year’s experience). (COREQUISITE: CIT 222 or permission of instructor.) This course is designed to provide practice in preparing and using visual and audio aids and materials. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and use of different categories of instructional aids. Upon completion, the student should be able to prepare and effectively present different types of aids for use with a four-step lesson plan. This is a CORE course for CIT.

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Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management

115

Culinary Arts/ Hospitality Management Location: Downtown Site (8 Commerce Street) Program Information Trenholm State Technical College’s Culinary Arts program is the largest in the State of Alabama. The program is nationally accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission. Students enrolling in the program have the option of obtaining a Certificate, an Associate in Applied Technology Degree in Culinary Arts, or an Associate in Applied Technology Degree with an emphasis in Hospitality Management. This program has drawn students from 18 countries and 30 states. Student goals have included career training, job advancement, career retraining, opening their own business and personal satisfaction. Regardless of a student’s goal, the Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Program is diverse and available to meet a variety of needs. In March 2008, the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFFAC) honored Trenholm’s Culinary Arts program by naming it as one of twenty-two programs recognized nationwide and internationally by ACFFAC as an Exemplary Program. This award goes hand-in-hand with our vision to prepare our students for a great career in culinary arts.

Occupational Choices The Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Program prepares graduates for virtually unlimited career opportunities that include executive chef, culinary instructor, food and restaurant critic, food and beverage director, equipment chef, banquet manager/chef, sous chef and food sales person. Culinary Arts/Food Service is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.9 million new jobs will be added to the food service industry in the next five years. Jobs such as bread and pastry workers (pastry chef) will be among the fastest growing occupations over the next decade. Sources: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, 2008 Survey;

Average Full-Time Wage The annual wage-and-salary earnings of chefs and head cooks were $38,770 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,050 and $51,540. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,120, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $66,680. Executive chefs often make much higher salaries. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, 2008 Survey; American Culinary Federation, 2009 Edition

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Culinary Arts Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Culinary Arts Emphasis: Hospitality Management Certificate in Culinary Arts Note: Students may enroll in Associate Degree programs consecutively but not concurrently. A student may not receive two awards during the same term.

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

Associate Degree 1 Associate Degree 2 Certificate

6 Terms 6 Terms 3 Terms

75 75 38

$9,975 $9,975 $5,054

$500 $525 $275

$500 0 $500

$160 $100 $160

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Culinary Arts

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester CUA-110 Basic Food Preparation CUA-112 Sanitation, Safety and Food Service CUA-115 Advanced Food Preparation CUA-120 Food Preparation Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College ENG-101 English Composition I

3 2 1 0 1 3

0 0 4 6 0 0

3 2 3 2 1 3

Second Semester CUA-201 Meat Preparation and Processing CUA-204 Foundations of Baking CUA-241 Basic Culinary Lab II MTH-116 Mathematical Applications ENG-102 English Composition II

1 1 0 3 3

3 6 6 0 0

2 3 2 3 3

Third Semester CUA-111 Foundations in Nutrition CUA-113 Table Service CUA-122 Fundamentals of Quantity Cooking CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications

3 2 1 3

0 0 6 0

3 2 3 3

3 1 2 3

0 3 0 0

3 2 2 3

3

0

3

Fifth Semester CUA-202 Catering CUA-206 Advanced Garde Manger CUA-210 Beverage Management CUA-173 Culinary Art Apprenticeship PSY-200 General Psychology

2 1 2 0 3

0 3 0 30 0

2 2 2 3 3

Sixth Semester CUA-213 Food Purchasing and Cost Control CUA-262 Restaurant Management and Supervision CUA-281 Apprenticeship: Qualifying Dinner HSM-112 Law and the Hospitality Industry

3 3 0 3

0 0 9 0

3 3 3 3

Fourth Semester CUA-101 Orientation to the Hospitality Profession CUA-208 Advanced Baking CUA-251 Menu Design ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation DPT-207 Introduction to Web Development

Total Hours: 75 Credit Hours; 2,112 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Culinary Arts Emphasis: Hospitality Management

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester CUA-110 Basic Food Preparation CUA-112 Sanitation, Safety and Food Service CUA-115 Advanced Food Preparation CUA-120 Basic Food Preparation Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College ENG-101 English Composition I

3 2 1 0 1 3

0 0 4 6 0 0

3 2 3 2 1 3

Second Semester CUA-201 Meat Preparation and Processing CUA-204 Foundations of Baking CUA-241 Basic Culinary Lab II MTH-116 Mathematical Applications ENG-102 English Composition II

1 1 0 3 3

3 6 6 0 0

2 3 2 3 3

Third Semester CUA-111 Foundations in Nutrition CUA-113 Table Service CUA-122 Fundamentals of Quantity Cooking CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications

3 2 1 3

0 0 6 0

3 2 3 3

3 1 2 3

0 3 0 0

3 2 2 3

3

0

3

Fifth Semester CUA-102 Catering CUA-206 Advanced Garde Manager CUA-210 Beverage Management HSM-250 Hospitality Marketing PSY-200 General Psychology

2 1 2 3 3

0 3 0 0 0

2 2 2 3 3

Sixth Semester HSM-112 Law and the Hospitality Industry HSM-181 Special Topics in Hospitality Management HSM-123 Hospitality Field Experience I HSM-281 Special Topics in Hospitality Mananagement

3 3 0 3

0 0 30 0

3 3 3 3

Fourth Semester CUA-101 Orientation to the Hospitality Profession CUA-208 Advanced Baking CUA-251 Menu Design ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation DPT-207 Introduction to Web Development

Total Hours: 75 Credit Hours; 2,016 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Certificate Culinary Arts

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester CUA-110 Basic Food Preparation CUA-112 Sanitation, Safety and Food Service CUA-115 Advanced Food Preparation CUA-120 Basic Food Preparation Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College ENG-101 English Composition I

3 2 1 0 1 3

0 0 4 6 0 0

3 2 3 2 1 3

Second Semester CUA-201 Meat Preparation and Processing CUA-204 Foundations of Baking CUA-241 Basic Culinary Lab II MTH-116 Mathematical Applications ENG-102 English Composition II

1 1 0 3 3

3 6 6 0 0

2 3 2 3 3

Third Semester CUA-111 Foundations in Nutrition CUA-113 Table Service CUA-122 Fundamentals of Quantity Cooking CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications

3 2 1 3

0 0 4 0

3 2 3 3

Total Hours: 38 Credit Hours; 928 Contact Hours

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Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management

119

Course Descriptions for Culinary Arts (CUA)/Hospitality Management (HSM) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CUA-101 ORIENTATION TO THE HOSPITALITY PROFESSION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces various facets and opportunities within the hospitality profession. The intent is for students to gain a broad base of information relative to the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on having students comprehend their role as a hospitality industry professional. Topics include an overview of the hospitality profession, knowledge and skills necessary for successful employment, the impact of the hospitality profession on society, issues that impact on various segments of the hospitality profession, and emerging trends. This is a CORE course. CUA-102 CATERING 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes the theory and practice of operating a catering business. Topics include food production and management related to catering and other special services. Upon completion, the student will have a working knowledge of the principles involved in operating a catering business. CUA-110 BASIC FOOD PREPARATION 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: CUA-120 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the fundamental concepts, skills, and techniques involved in basic cookery. Topics include scientific principles of food preparation and the relationship of food composition and structure to food preparation. Students will develop competencies in food preparation as it relates to the food service industry. This is a CORE course. CUA-111 FOUNDATIONS IN NUTRITION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on nutrition and meal planning in relation to the food preparation industry. Topics include the science of food and nutrition, essential nutrients and their relation to the growth, maintenance and functioning of the body, nutritional requirements of different age levels and economic and cultural influences on food selection. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the basic principles of meal planning. This is a CORE course. CUA-112 SANITATION, SAFETY AND FOOD SERVICE 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the basic principles of sanitation and safety to food service handling including purchasing, storing, preparation and serving. Specific topics include the dangers of microbial contaminants, food allergens and foodborne illness, safe handling of food, the flow of food, and food safety management systems. At the conclusion of this course students will be prepared to test for ServSafeŠ certification. The content of this course is foundational for all culinary art classes. This is a CORE course. CUA-113 TABLE SERVICE 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course is a guide for the modern wait staff. Topics include laying the cover, taking the order, surveying of different styles of table service from the casual to the very formal, tabulating and presenting the bill, and busing and turning the table. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the art of table service. CUA-115 ADVANCED FOOD PREPARATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None In this course, students apply food preparation and meal management skills in all areas of food service. Emphasis is placed on management and technical skills needed to operate a restaurant. Upon completion, students will develop advanced skills in food preparation and meal management.

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Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management

Course #

Course Title

120 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CUA-120 BASIC FOOD PREPARATION LAB 0 6 2 COREQUISITE: CUA-110 PREREQUISITE: None In this course students apply fundamental knowledge and skills in preparing a variety of basic foods. Specific topics include safety, the history of food service, professional standards of conduct and ethics, credentialing, the kitchen brigade, tools, and techniques for preparing various types of food items. At the conclusion of this course students will demonstrate basic food preparation skills. This is a CORE for AAS/AAT or Diploma in Culinary Arts or Commercial Food Services. CUA-122 FUNDAMENTALS OF QUANTITY COOKING 1 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the principles and methods of quantity cooking. Topics include weights and measures, costing and converting of recipes, vocabulary and standard abbreviations, health department regulations and inspection, and food production forms and records. Upon completion of this course the student will have a basic knowledge of the principles of quantity food production. CUA-173 CULINARY ARTS APRENTICESHIP 0 30 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the student with hands-on experience in a selected (approved) commercial food operation establishment under direct supervision. This course may be repeated for credit. CUA-201 MEAT PREPARATION AND PROCESSING 1 3 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on meat preparation and processing. Students will be responsible for the preparing of meats including beef, pork, poultry, fish, and seafood so they can be used for final preparations in the other stations of the kitchens. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles in meat preparation and processing. CUA-204 FOUNDATIONS OF BAKING 1 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers basic ingredients, weights and measures, baking terminology, and formula calculations. Topics include yeast-raised products, quick breads, pastry dough, various cakes and cookies, and appropriate filling and finishing techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and evaluate baked products. CUA-206 ADVANCED GARDE MANGER 1 3 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course is a continuation of skill development in the art of Garde Manger. Major topics to be covered include preparation of gourmet foods, application of cold food fabrications and display, sausage making, ice carving and carving decorative substances to produce buffets. Upon completion, students should be able to lay out a basic cold food display and exhibit an understanding of the cold kitchen and its related terminology. CUA-208 ADVANCED BAKING 1 3 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course is a continuation of CUA 204. Topics include specialty breads, pastillage, marzipan, chocolate, pulledsugar, confections, classic desserts, pastries, and cake decorating. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate pastry preparation and plating, cake decorating, and show-piece production skills. CUA-210 BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: None This is a survey course of basic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as they relate to food service. Topics include wine and food appreciation and laws related to alcohol services. Upon completion, students should be able to determine what beverages complement various cuisines and particular tastes.

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Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management

Course #

Course Title

121 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CUA-213 FOOD PURCHASING AND COST CONTROL 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None Emphasis is placed on procurement, yield tests, inventory control, specification, planning, forecasting, market trends, terminology, cost controls, pricing, and food service ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply effective purchasing techniques based on the end-use of the product. This is a CORE course. CUA 241 BASIC CULINARY LAB II 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides students the opportunity to have hands-on experience with direct supervision. Emphasis will be placed on techniques, production, presentation, safety and sanitation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in food preparation. CUA 251 MENU DESIGN 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces menu design. Topics include development of standardized recipes, layout, nutritional concerns, product utilization, demographics and customer needs. Upon completion, students should be able to write, lay out, and produce effective menus for a variety of hospitality settings. CUA 262 RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces restaurant and food service information systems. Topics include planning, cost controls, forecasting, inventory control, recipe control, production control, and nutritional analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in utilizing contemporary information application systems in a restaurant setting. CUA-281 APPRENTICESHIP/QUALIFYING DINNER 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None In this course, students will demonstrate chef’s skills developed during culinary training by practical examination through preparing a gourmet meal for a panel of chef judges. HSM-112 LAW AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on laws that apply to hotels, food-service establishments, and the travel industry. Topics include innkeepers’ duties to guests, tenants, licensees and trespassers; concepts of liability and negligence; credit and collection practices; and miscellaneous statutes applicable to the hospitality industry. HSM-123 HOSPITALITY FIELD EXPERIENCE I 0 30 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the opportunity for students to go on the job and have hands-on training in an on-going food service and/or hospitality management operation. This course allows the student to experience different types of work environments. HSM-181 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY LAW 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None These courses provide specialized instruction in various areas related to hospitality services management. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs. HSM-250 HOSPITALITY MARKETING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to study the principles of marketing and promotion as they related to the hospitality industry. Topics include promotional techniques, advertising, the organization of a lodging operation’s sales department and promotion of special events.

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Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management

Course #

Course Title

122 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

HSM-281 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY LAW 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None These courses provide specialized instruction in various areas related to hospitality services management. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs.

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Dental Assisting Technology

123

Dental Assisting Technology Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. J Program Information The Dental Assisting Program is designed to prepare the student for a career in the dental assisting field of dentistry. A person trained in this field provides chairside assistance to the dentist, performs work in a dental laboratory, and performs certain functions in the dental office such as making appointments, billing patients and keeping records. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and is approved by the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama. The Certifying Board of the American Dental Association gives special recognition to those who have achieved a high degree of competence and ability in the dental assisting field.

Occupational Choices The dental assistant works with dentists in private offices, schools, public health agencies, hospitals, clinics, and the armed forces/veteran facilities. Pleasant surroundings, regular hours, and knowledge that they are in demand are some advantages enjoyed by dental assistants. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Employment is expected to grow much faster than average, largely because students in dental schools are being taught to use dental assistants in their practice. Part-time employment opportunities also will be very favorable. The full-time wage for Dental Assistants averages between $26,980 to $46,150 per year. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Additional Requirements Dental Assisting courses begin in the fall and must be taken in sequence with each course in a given term being a co-requisite. Students beginning the spring or summer term will be enrolled in general education courses until fall semester begins. Requirements for the program include, but are not limited to: (1) Physical and dental exams by the end of the 2nd week in October and (2) Program uniforms by the end of the 2nd week in October.

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Dental Assisting Technology Certificate in Dental Assisting Technology Short Term Certificate in Dental Assisting Technology** ** This award is not accredited by the American Dental Association.

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree 4 Terms Certificate 3 Terms Short Term Certificate 2 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

64 49 28

$8,512 $6,517 $3,724

$1,250 $800 $373

$500 $500 $500

Supplies

$20 $20 $20

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Dental Assisting Technology

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Dental Assisting Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester ORI-101 Orientation to College *DAT-100 Introduction to Dental Assisting *DAT-101 Pre-Clinical Procedures I *DAT-102 Dental Materials *DAT-103 Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Assisting *DAT-112 Dental Radiology ENG-101 English Composition I

1 2 2 2 3 2 3

0 0 3 3 0 3 0

1 2 3 3 3 3 3

Second Semester +DAT-104 Basic Science for Dental Assisting +DAT-115 Clinical Practicum I +DAT-113 Dental Health Education +DAT-105 Pre-Clinical Procedure and Practicum +DAT-124 Clinically Applied Infection Control & OSHA Standards MTH-116 Mathematical Applications or MTH-103 **Elective

2 0 2 2 0 3 1

0 15 0 2 3 0 0

2 5 2 3 1 3 1

Third Semester oDAT-120 Office Administration for Dental Assisting oDAT-122 Clinical Practice II oDAT-123 Dental Assisting Seminar oDAT-205 Dental Field Practice **Elective

2 0 4 0 2

3 12 0 3 0

3 4 4 1 2

3 3 3

0 0 0

3 3 3

3 3

0 0

3 3

Fourth Semester ENG-102 English Composition II PSY-200 General Psychology ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation CIS-130 Intro to Information Systems or CIS-146 Choose 1 (BIO-103, 112, 120, 211, 212, MTH-103 or higher) Total Hours: 64 Credit Hours; 1,520 Contact Hours

** DAT-126 and DAT-138 - These courses were used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on elective courses selected.

* These course are co-requisites and are offered only in the fall term and are pre-requisites for spring term. + These courses are co-requisites and are offered only in the spring term and are pre-requisites for fall term . o These courses are co-requisites and are offered only in the summer term. Electives: DAT-107 ** DAT-126 DAT-134 DAT-135 DAT-136 DAT-137 **DAT-138 DAT-139 DAT-140 DAT-141 DAT-202 DAT-203 DAT-204 DAT-296 DAT-297 DAT-298 DAT-299

Dental Computer Basics Dental Assisting Seminar Clinical/Co-op/Practicum Clinical/Co-op Clinical/Co-op Clinical/Co-op Dental Terminology for Dental Assisting Directed Studies in Dental Assisting Directed Studies in Dental Assisting Directed Studies in Dental Assisting Advanced Dental Assisting Advanced Dental Assisting Clinic Dental Assisting Symposium Special Topics in Dentistry Special Topics in Dentistry Special Topics in Dentistry Special Topics in Dentistry

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1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 0 2 1 2 3 4

2 0 5 10 15 20 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 1 2 3 4 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 4


Dental Assisting Technology

125

Requirements for Certificate Dental Assisting Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester ORI-101 Orientation to College *DAT-100 Introduction to Dental Assisting *DAT-101 Pre-Clinical Procedures I *DAT-102 Dental Materials *DAT-103 Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Assisting *DAT-112 Dental Radiology ENG-101 English Composition I

1 2 2 2 3 2 3

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Second Semester +DAT-104 Basic Science for Dental Assisting +DAT-115 Clinical Practice I +DAT-113 Dental Health Education +DAT-105 Pre-Clinical Procedure and Practicum +DAT-124 Clinically Applied Infection Control & OSHA Standards MTH-116 Mathematical Applications **Elective

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Third Semester oDAT-120 Office Administration for Dental Assisting oDAT-122 Clinical Practice II oDAT-123 Dental Assisting Seminar oDAT-205 Dental Field Practice **Elective

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Total Hours: 49 Credit Hours; 1,280 Contact Hours ** DAT-126 and DAT-138 - These courses were used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on elective courses selected.

* These courses are co-requisites and are offered only in the fall term and are pre-requisites for spring term. + These courses are co-requisites and are offered only in the spring term and are pre-requisites for fall term. o These courses are co-requisites and are offered only in the summer term. Electives: DAT-107 **DAT-126 DAT-134 **DAT-138 DAT-139 DAT-140 DAT-141 DAT-296 DAT-297 DAT-298 DAT-299

Dental Computer Basics Dental Assisting Seminar Clinical/Co-op/Practicum Dental Terminology for Dental Assisting Directed Studies in Dental Assisting Directed Studies in Dental Assisting Directed Studies in Dental Assisting Special Topics in Dentistry Special Topics in Dentistry Special Topics in Dentistry Special Topics in Dentistry

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Dental Assisting Technology

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First Semester ORI-101 Orientation to College *DAT-100 Introduction to Dental Assisting *DAT-101 Pre-Clinical Procedures I *DAT-102 Dental Materials *DAT-103 Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Assisting *DAT-112 Dental Radiology

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0 0 3 3 0 3

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Second Semester +DAT-104 Basic Science for Dental Assisting +DAT-115 Clinical Practice I +DAT-113 Dental Health Education +DAT-105 Pre-Clinical Procedure and Practicum +DAT-124 Clinically Applied Infection Control & OSHA Standards

2 0 2 2 0

0 15 0 2 3

2 5 2 3 1

Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 752 Contact Hours * These course are co-requisites and are offered only in the fall term and are pre-requisites for spring term. + These courses are co-requisites and are offered only in the spring term and are pre-requisites for summer term.

This Specialized Training Certificate does not meet all standards for the American Dental Association and is not accredited.

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Course Descriptions for Dental Assisting Technology (DAT)

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DAT-100 INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ASSISTING 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT101, 102, 103, 112 This course is designed to provide an introduction to dentistry and the history of dentistry, dental equipment, dental auxiliaries, psychology application to dentistry, personal and certification requirements, legal and ethical considerations, and work ethics and communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the Alabama Dental Practice Act and OSHA Standards. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss basic aspects of dentistry. This course is offered in the fall each year. This is a CORE course. DAT-101 PRE-CLINICAL PROCEDURES I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT100, 102, 103, 112 This course is designed to introduce chairside assisting including concepts of four handed dentistry, sterilization techniques, dental instruments, anesthesia, operative dentistry and dental specialities. Emphasis will be placed on preparation of the student for clinical dental assisting. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform dental assisting skills in a clinical setting. This course is offered in the fall each year. DAT-102 DENTAL MATERIALS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT100, 101, 103, 112 This course is designed to provide study of the characteristics, manipulation, and application of dental materials ordinarily used in the dental office. Students will be given intra and extra oral technical tasks to perform. Upon completion, students should be able to take and pour alginate impressions, trim study models, construct custom trays and temporary crowns, prepare and place restorative material, and manipulate cements and impression materials. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-103 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR DENTAL ASSTG 3 0 3 PRE REQUISITE: Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT100, 101, 102, 112 This course is designed to provide study of anatomy and physiology of the head and neck with a basic understanding of body structure and function. Emphasis will be placed on tooth and root morphology, and embryological and histological correlations to provide a foundation essential to an understanding of dental health. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss and identify the basic structure and function of the human body specifically the head, neck, and dentition. This course is offered in the fall each year. This is a CORE course. DAT-104 BASIC SCIENCES FOR DENTAL ASSISTING 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of DAT-100, 101, 102, 103, 112 and/or Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT111, 113, 116, 124 This course is designed to study basic microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and medical emergencies. Emphasis is placed on the correlation of these sciences to the practice of dentistry. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic science to the dental field. This course is offered in the spring each year. DAT-104 BASIC SCIENCES FOR DENTAL ASSISTING 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of DAT-100, 101, 102, 103, 112 and/or Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT111, 113, 116, 124 This course is designed to study basic microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and medical emergencies. Emphasis is placed on the correlation of these sciences to the practice of dentistry. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic science to the dental field. This course is offered in the spring each year.

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DAT-105 PRE-CLINICAL PROCEDURE AND PRACTICUM 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of DAT/DNT-101 or equivalent This course is a continuation of Pre-Clinical Procedures I. Emphasis is place on dental specialties. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform specific dental assisting skills pertaining to dental specialty procedures and instrumentation. DAT-107 DENTAL COMPUTER BASICS 1 2 2 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course introduces the student to the use of computer technology in dentistry and in the delivery of health care. Emphasis is placed on basic computer operations and functions, dental information systems and computerized medical records, computer-assisted learning, and basic computer applications. Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills of computer applications. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-112 DENTAL RADIOLOGY 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT100, 101, 102, 103 This course is designed to cover the essential knowledge of radiographic technique for the practice of dentistry. Students will be taught to produce diagnostically acceptable intra and extra-oral radiographs with emphasis being placed on x-ray properties, generation of x-rays, film processing, infection control, quality assurance, intraoral radiographic technique and image characteristics. Upon completion, students should be able to expose, process, and mount radiographs for diagnostic purposes under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. This course is offered in the fall each year. This is a CORE course. DAT-113 DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of DAT-100, 101, 102, 103, 112 and/or Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT104, 111, 116, 124 This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of nutrition, preventive dentistry, and dental health education. Emphasis will be placed on philosophy of preventive dentistry including: oral hygiene, patient motivation and management, and methods of oral health education. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of nutrition and preventive dentistry. This course is offered in the spring each year. This is a CORE course. DAT-115 CLINICAL PRACTICUM I 0 15 5 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT104, 113, 116, 124 This course is designed to allow the student the opportunity for practical work experience in clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on the basic skills of dental assisting. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate basic skills in the area of chairside assisting. This course is offered in the spring each year. DAT-120 OFFICE ADMINISTRATION FOR DENTAL ASSISTING 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of DAT104, 111, 113, 116, 124 and/or Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT122, 123 This course is designed to address basic dental office procedures including appointment and recall systems, financial records, accounting procedures, insurance claims, filing systems, purchasing and inventory of supplies and equipment, and the utilization of computers to perform business office procedures. Emphasis is placed on the duties of a dental receptionist. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the area of dental office administrative procedures. DAT-122 CLINICAL PRACTICE II 0 12 4 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of DAT104, 111, 113, 116, 124 and/or Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT121, 123 This course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to develop advanced dental assisting skills in chairside dental assisting procedures, radiology, receptionist duties, team work, and communication skills. Emphasis will be placed on clinical procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the area of chairside assisting. This course is offered in the summer each year. This is a CORE course. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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DAT-123 DENTAL ASSISTING SEMINAR 4 0 4 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of DAT104, 111, 113, 116, 124 and/or Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT121, 122 This course is designed to discuss and evaluate the students’ clinical experiences and the resume and interview process. Emphasis will be placed on new technology in dental practices as related to dental assisting and the certification exam review. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully complete the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become a Certified Dental Assistant. This course is offered in the summer each year. This is a CORE course. DAT-124

CLINICALLY APPLIED INFECTION CONTROL 0 3 1 AND OSHA STANDARDS PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of DAT100, 101, 102, 103, 112 and/or Permission of Instructor CO-REQUISITE: DAT104, 111, 113, 116 This course is designed for the integration of previously acquired knowledge of OSHA Standards and Infection Control in a clinical setting. Emphasis will be placed on clinical application of Infection Control and Compliance of OSHA Standards as it relates to dental chairside assisting. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in the area of Infection Control and OSHA Guidelines. This course is offered in the spring each year. This is a CORE course. DAT-126 DENTAL ASSISTING SEMINAR 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to discuss and evaluate the students’ clinical experiences and the resume and interview process. Emphasis will be placed on new technology in dental practices as related to dental assisting and the certification review. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully complete the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become a Certified Dental Assistant. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-134 CLINICAL/CO-OP/PRACTICUM 0 5 1 PREREQUISITE: DAT122 or Permission of Instructor This course is designed to enable the student who has completed the Certificate program to gain hands-on experience at a work site or by performing job-related activities. Emphasis will be placed on chairside assisting skills. Successful completion of student cognitive, psychomotor or affective domain competencies are required in this course. Emphasis will be placed on chairside assisting skills. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-135 CLINICAL/CO-OP 0 10 2 PREREQUISITE: DAT122 or Permission of Instructor This course is designed to enable the student who has completed the Certificate program to gain hands-on-experience at a work-site or by performing job-related activities. Successful completion of student cognitive, psychomotor or affective domain competencies are required in this course. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-136 CLINICAL/CO-OP 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: DAT122 or Permission of Instructor This course is designed to enable the student who has competed the Certificate program to gain hands-on-experience at a work-site or by performing job-related activities. Successful completion of student cognitive, psychomotor or affective domain competencies are required in this course. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-137 CLINICAL/CO-OP 0 20 4 PREREQUISITE: DAT122 or Permission of Instructor This course is designed to enable the student who has completed the Certificate program to gain hands-on-experience at a work-site or by performing job-related activities. Successful completion of student cognitive, psychomotor or affective domain competencies are required in this course. This course is offered at least one term every year.

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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DAT-138 DENTAL TERMINOLOGY FOR DENTAL ASSTG 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to address basic dental and medical terminology as related to the field of dentistry. Emphasis will be placed on application of terms to clinical dentistry. Upon completion, students should be able to define dental and medical terms. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-139 DIRECTED STUDIES IN DENTAL ASSISTING 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide study of specific areas of dentistry as chosen by the student and faculty member. Emphasis will be placed on the research and critique of a specific dental topic. Upon completion, students should be able to deliver a written and oral presentation on the chosen topic. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-140 DIRECTED STUDIES IN DENTAL ASSISTING 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide study of specific areas of dentistry as chosen by the student and faculty member. Emphasis will be placed on the research and critique of specific dental topic. Upon completion, students should be able to deliver a written and oral presentation on the chosen topic. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-141 DIRECTED STUDIES IN DENTAL ASSISTING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide study of specific areas of dentistry as chosen by the student and faculty member. Emphasis will be placed on the research and critique of a specific dental topic. Upon completion, students should be able to deliver a written and oral presentation on the chosen topic. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-202 ADVANCED DENTAL ASSISTING 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor COREQUISITE: DAT203 This course is designed to study the theory and application of advanced prosthetic chairside assisting skills. Emphasis is placed on crown and bridge procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to fabricate, temporarily cement and remove excess cement from custom temporaries, place retraction cord, manipulate stone utilizing the whip-mix, and pour working models. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-203 ADVANCED DENTAL ASSISTING CLINIC 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor COREQUISITE: DAT202 This course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to chairside assist with prosthetic dentistry. Emphasis is placed on the actual treatment of crown and bridges cases. Upon completion, students should be able demonstrate proficiency in advanced prosthetic assisting skills. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-205 DENTAL FIELD PRACTICE 0 3 1 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to deliver dental services within an under-served population. Emphasis is placed on providing basic dental care to impoverished populations. Upon completion, the student should be able to discuss the development and implementation of dental field work. DAT-296 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DENTISTRY 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to address special topics in dentistry according to the criteria approved for continuing education by the Code of Alabama. Emphasis is placed on chairside dental assisting, Infection Control/OSHA, treatment of special needs/medically compromised patients, oral pathology basic sciences, dental materials, medical emergencies, and ethics and jurisprudence. Upon completion, the student should be able to discuss the special topic addressed in the symposium as it relates to dentistry. This course is offered at least one term every year. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DAT-297 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DENTISTRY 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to address special topics in dentistry according to the criteria approved for continuing education by the Code of Alabama. Emphasis is placed on chairside dental assisting, Infection Control/OSHA, treatment of special needs/medically compromised patients, oral pathology basic sciences, dental materials, medical emergencies, and ethics and jurisprudence. Upon completion, the student should be able to discuss the special topic addressed in the symposium as it relates to dentistry. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-298 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DENTISTRY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to address special topics in dentistry according to the criteria approved for continuing education by the Code of Alabama. Emphasis is placed on chairside dental assisting, Infection Control/OSHA, treatment of special needs/medically compromised patients, oral pathology basic sciences, dental materials, medical emergencies, and ethics and jurisprudence. Upon completion, the student should be able to discuss the special topic addressed in the symposium as it relates to dentistry. This course is offered at least one term every year. DAT-299 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DENTISTRY 4 0 4 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to address special topics in dentistry according to the criteria approved for continuing education by the code of Alabama. Emphasis is placed on chairside dental assisting, infection control/OSHA, treatment of special needs medically compromised patients, oral pathology basic sciences, dental materials, medical emergencies, ethics and jurisprudence, Upon completion, the student should be able to discuss the special topic addressed in the symposium as it relates to dentistry. This course is offered at least one term every year.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. H Program Information Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) is a diagnostic procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create detailed images of the human body. Sonographers use state-of-the-art technology to scan patients and obtain images of the abdomen, heart, blood vessels, and fetus to aid in the diagnosis of a disease. Sonography is a profession that requires a high degree of independence, judgment, knowledge, maturity, and stamina. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a skilled person qualified academically and clinically to perform ultrasound exams while working in close teamwork with a qualified physician. A sonographer has an in-depth knowledge of physics, disease processes, human anatomy, and sonographic technique necessary to create ultrasound images. Physicians depend on the sonographer’s knowledge to evaluate normal and abnormal body parts. To work successfully, the sonographer must be a sensitive, caring individual dedicated to helping others. The role of ultrasound in medicine is continually growing. New applications and imaging equipment are in a constant state of development. Its continued growth and development are dependent on highly qualified and well-trained medical sonographers. With a current shortage of skilled health care workers, demand is high for sonographers across the country. Starting salaries vary greatly from one location to the next. Experience, position title, formal education, specializations, and time on the job tend to increase the sonographer’s income. The program has a competitive admissions process.

Occupational Choices Employment is projected to grow faster than average and job opportunities are expected to be favorable as sonography becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiologic procedures. More than half of all sonographers are employed by hospitals; the remaining are employed by offices of physicians, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and mobile imaging services. Diagnostic medical sonographers may specialize in obstetric and gynecologic sonography (the female reproductive system), abdominal sonography (the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, spleen, and pancreas), neurosonography (the brain), or breast sonography. In addition, sonographers may specialize in vascular technology or echocardiography. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The median annual wage of diagnostic medical sonographers was $61,980 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent of sonographers earned wages between $52,570 and $73,680 a year. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Admission Criteria Applicants should complete and submit a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Application, copies of college transcripts, and COMPASS (Pre-Algebra, Reading, and Writing) scores directly to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Coordinator in addition to those submitted to the College’s Admission Office. Minimum admission standards for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Unconditional admission to the college and be in good standing. Receipt of completed application for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program by deadline. A minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA Completion of ALL prerequisite courses: ORI-101, ENG-101, MTH-100, PHY-120, & BIO-211or BIO201. 5. Meeting the essential functions or technical standards required for this program. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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6. Completion of Compass Test with a minimum of the following scores: Pre-Algebra-36; Reading-76; & Writing-62. COMPASS scores are required for program admission regardless of ACT/SAT scores, previous college work, or any other general admission requirements. 7. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. *Students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program must meet the following requirements which will be completed at the student’s expense prior to and throughout enrollment in the program: a. Verify absence of use of drugs and alcohol by participation in random and scheduled drug/alcohol testing at the student’s expense. b. Undergo a background screening. c. Provide proof of all vaccinations designated by the program. d. Purchase liability insurance through the college. e. Submit proof of completed CPR for Healthcare Providers course. f. Undergo a student physical administered by a physician. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the space available applicants will be ranked using a point system based on: GPA, COMPASS Reading, Writing, and Pre-Algebra scores and interview.

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree

5 Terms

Credit Hours

76

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

$10,108

$1250

0

$350

Additional Costs (some may be optional): ARRT licensure exam - $200 ARDMS Sonographic Principles & Instrumentation Exam - $200 ARDMS OB/GYN Exam - $200 ARDMS Abdominal Sonography - $200 Graduation fees - $35.00 Trajecsys - $150 * Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Diagnostic Medical Sonography Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

General Education Prerequisites: ENG-101 English Composition I MTH-100 Intermediate Algebra BIO-211 Human Anatomy & Physiology for Health Occupations I OR BIO-201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I PHY-115 Technical Physics OR PHY-120 Introduction to Physics ORI-101 Orientation to College

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

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3 3 3

0 0 2

3 3 4

3

2

4

1

0

1

Note: These courses must be completed prior to entry into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. General Education Co-requisites: BIO-103 PSY-200 ART-100

Principles of Biology I General Psychology Art Appreciation

3 3 3

2 0 0

4 3 3

Note: These courses can be taken concurrently with the Diagnostic Medical Sonograpy program or may be taken prior to entering the program. MAJOR COURSES: First Semester DMS-202 Basic Sonography DMS-203 Sonographic Terms DMS-205 Abdominal Sonography I with Lab DMS-206 Gynecologic Sonography with Lab DMS-208 Sonography Clinic I DMS-215 Intro to Physics

1 2 3 3 0 2

0 0 3 3 6 0

1 2 4 4 2 2

Second Semester DMS-207 Abdominal Pathology DMS-210 Introduction to Sonography Clinic DMS-216 Acoustic Physics & Instrumentation DMS-220 Obstetrical Sonography I DMS-225 Superficial Sonography DMS-230 Sonography Preceptorship I

3 1 3 3 1 0

0 3 0 0 0 10

3 2 3 3 1 2

Third Semester BIO-103 Priniciples of Biology I PSY-200 General Psychology ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation DMS-221 Obstetrical Sonography II DMS-231 Sonography Preceptorship II

3 3 3

2 0 0

4 3 3

3 0

0 20

3 4

Fourth Semester DMS-232 Sonography Preceptorship III DMS-240 Sonography Seminar I DMS-241 Sonography Seminar II DMS-245 Sonography Conference DMS-250 Introduction to Advanced Sonography

0 2 3 2 3

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DMS-202 BASIC SONOGRAPHY 1 0 1 COREQUISITE: DMS 203, DMS 205, DMS 206, DMS 208, DMS 215 PREREQUISITE: Admission to program This course will acquaint the student with acoustic sonography history and current practice, medical ethical issues; pertinent to sonography will be discussed. Topics covered will include the study of individuals key in the development of sonography, current discussion, role-playing and essay writing. Upon completion, students will be able to delineate sonographic history and identify and discuss issues pertinent to the profession. DMS-203 SONOGRAPHIC TERMS 2 0 2 COREQUISITE: DMS 202, DMS 205, DMS 206, DMS 208, DMS 215 PREREQUISITE: Admission to program This course will provide the sonography student with a working knowledge of medical terminology and terminology utilized in the practice of sonography. The student will be expected to complete workbook/computer assignments. Upon completion students will be able to communicate and utilize medical terminology. DMS-205 ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY I with LAB 3 3 4 COREQUISITE: DMS 202, DMS 203, DMS 206, DMS 208, DMS 215 PREREQUISITE: Admission to program This course will provide the student the sonographic technical skills needed to perform a diagnostic abdominal sonogram. Various protocols will be introduced for the routine examination as well as additional views needed to demonstrate pathology. The student will participate in classroom and lab demonstrations and will be required to develop a protocols notebook. At course completion the student will be prepared to perform a complete abdominal sonogram. DMS-206 GYNECOLOGIC SONOGRAPHY with LAB 3 3 4 COREQUISITE: DMS 202, DMS 203, DMS 205, DMS 208, DMS 215 PREREQUISITE: Admission to program This course will familiarize the student with the transabdominal and transvaginal protocols of gynecologic scanning and common pathologies of the female reproductive system as seen on ultrasound. Lab values and patient history will be stressed as well as correlation with images from other modalities. The student will be able to perform a transabdominal pelvic sonogram at course completion. DMS-207ABDOMINAL PATHOLOGY 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: DMS 210, DMS 216, DMS 220, DMS 225, DMS 230 PREREQUISITE: DMS 205 This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of the sonographic appearance and pathophysiology of common diseases and abnormalities of the abdomen. Associated history, symptoms, lab values, treatments and appearance on other imaging modalities will be demonstrated. The student will be required to conduct research for presentation. At course completion, students will be able to identify many major pathologies of the abdomen on sonograms. DMS-208 SONOGRAPHY CLINIC I 0 6 2 COREQUISITE: DMS 202, DMS 203, DMS 205, DMS 206, DMS 215 PREREQUISITE: Admission to program This course provides students with the opportunity to use beginning sonographic skill in a clinical environment. At course completion, the student should be able to perform a right upper quadrant exam and a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound. Competencies will be required in all general specialties.

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DMS-210 INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY CLINIC 1 3 2 COREQUISITE: DMS 210, DMS 215, DMS 216, DMS 220, DMS 225, DMS 230 PREREQUISITE: DMS 202 This course will train the student in basic patient care skills and operational skills in the clinical environment. Topics such as body mechanics, patient assessment, emergency care, infection control, film processing and filing will be discussed. Upon completion the student should be able to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, take vital signs, move and assist patients and obtain patient history as well as produce hardcopy of exams performed. DMS-215 INTRO TO ACOUSTIC PHYSICS 2 0 2 COREQUISITE: DMS 202, DMS 203, DMS 205, DMS 206, DMS 208 PREREQUISITE: Admission to program This optional course is a study and review of basic algebraic equations, word problem solving, metric unit conversions, binary numbers and logarithms usage. The student that completes this course successfully will be better prepared for entry into Acoustic Physics. DMS-216 ACOUSTIC PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: DMS 207, DMS 210, DMS 220, DMS 225, DMS 230 PREREQUISITE: DMS 215 This course will provide the student with a knowledge of acoustic physics, instrumentation and quality assurance as applied to sonography. The physical nature of sound waves and how those waves interact with mediums and how they can be successfully utilized in diagnostic imaging will be studied. Upon completion the student will be able to produce sonographic images. DMS-220 OBSTETRICAL SONOGRAPHY I 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: DMS 207, DMS 210, DMS 216, DMS 225, DMS 230 PREREQUISITE: DMS 206 This course will familiarize the student with the sonographic appearance of the gravid pelvis and normally developing fetus. Protocols for determining gestational age and fetal viability will be studied. Lab values associated with pregnancy will be covered. At completion, the student will be able to differentiate between normal and problem pregnancy progression. DMS-221 OBSTETRICAL SONOGRAPHY II 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: DMS 231 PREREQUISITE: DMS 220 This course will educate students as to the sonographic appearance and correlated finding of several fetal anomalies. Genetic links with certain anomalies will be studied. The student will research and present materials of selected anomalies in class. At completion, student will identify anomalies that appear in fetal sonograms. DMS-225 SUPERFICIAL SONOGRAPY 1 0 1 COREQUISITE: DMS 207, DMS 210, DMS 216, DMS 220, DMS 230 PREREQUISITE: DMS 205 This course will familiarize students with scanning protocols for the thyroid, parathyroid, breast, scrotum and male pelvis. Common pathologies will be discussed and correlated with other imaging modalities. Upon completion, students will identify protocols appropriate to specific techniques and will perform superficial sonograms. DMS-230 SONOGRAPHY PRECEPTORSHIP I 0 10 2 COREQUISITE: DMS 207, DMS 210, DMS 216, DMS 220, DMS 225 PREREQUISITE: DMS 208 This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop sonographic skills in the clinical setting. The student will assist with and perform sonographic exams of the abdomen, pelvis, fetus and superficial parts. Upon completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate practical applications of general sonographic procedures.

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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DMS-231 SONOGRAPHY PRECEPTORSHIP II 0 20 4 COREQUISITE: DMS 221 PREREQUISITE: DMS 230 This course provides a continuum in the development of sonographic skills in the clinical setting. Students will be able to perform more exams with less assistance from the supervising sonographer. Upon completion, students will demonstrate competency in abdominal, superficial parts, gynecologic and obstetrical sonography. DMS-232 SONOGRAPHY PRECEPTORSHIP III 0 25 5 COREQUISITE: DMS 240, DMS 241, DMS 245, DMS 250 PREREQUISITE: DMS 231 This course will provide an in-depth practice of all general sonographic skills in the clinical setting. Competencies will be required in all general specialities. Upon completion the student will perform exams with little to no assistance from the supervising sonographer. DMS-240 SONOGRAPHY SEMINAR I 2 0 2 COREQUISITE: DMS 232, DMS 241, DMS 245, DMS 250 PREREQUISITE: DMS 221 This course will provide review exercises for national registry in abdominal and superficial parts sonography. Computer testing will be practiced as well as written quizzes. Mock registries must be passed with a grade of 75% or better to complete this course. DMS-241 SONOGRAPHY SEMINAR II 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: DMS 232, DMS 240, DMS 245, DMS 250 PREREQUISITE: DMS 221 This course will provide review exercises for national registry in acoustic physics and instrumentation, gynecologic and obsterical sonography. Computer testing will be practiced as well as written exams. Mock registries in acoustic physics and OB/GYN must be passed with a grade of 75% or better to complete this course. DMS-245 SONOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2 0 2 COREQUISITE: DMS 232, DMS 240, DMS 241, DMS 250 PREREQUISITE: DMS 231 This course allows the student to share interesting sonographic cases obtained during clinical rotations. The student will be required to present five cases with sonographic images, reports, patient history and symptoms and correlating reports from other exams/tests performed. The cases become the property of the school for use as future reference material. By the end of the term, students will have developed proficiency and expertise in case presentation. DMS-250 INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED SONOGRAPHY 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: DMS 232, DMS 240, DMS 241, DMS 245 PREREQUISITE: DMS 231 This course will introduce the student to vascular, cardiac, neurology, and orthopedic sonography. Advanced technologies in these fields will be researched. At completion, students will identify and describe skills and modalities in sonography.

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Diesel Mechanics

138

Diesel Mechanics Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. L Program Information The Diesel Mechanics Program at Trenholm State Technical College is designed to teach a student the basic principles required in the repair and maintenance of components in the trucking, equipment, and farm related industries. The student will gain hands-on experience repairing, troubleshooting, and rebuilding various components in these areas.

Occupational Choices Diesel service technicians and mechanics held about 263,100 jobs in 2008. These workers were employed in almost every industry, particularly those that use trucks, buses, and equipment to haul, deliver, and transport materials, goods, and people. The largest employer, the truck transportation industry, employed about 17 percent of diesel service technicians and mechanics. About 8 percent were employed by automotive repair and maintenance facilities. The rest were employed throughout the economy, including construction, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, and automotive leasing. About 6 percent were self-employed. Nearly every area of the country employs diesel service technicians and mechanics, although most work is found in towns and cities where trucking companies, bus lines, and other fleet owners have large operations. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Median hourly wages of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, including incentive pay, were $38,638 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned from $31,110 to $48,103 annually. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available Certificate in Diesel Mechanics Short Term Certificate in Diesel Mechanics Emphasis: Diesel Engine Emphasis: Drive Train Emphasis: Electrical/Electronics Emphasis: Engine Rebuild

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Certificate 4 Terms Short Term Certificate 1 Term

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

60 13

$7,980 $1,729

$400 $250

$800 0

Supplies

0 0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Diesel Mechanics

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Requirements for Certificate Diesel Mechanics Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

First Semester DEM-104 Basic Engines DEM-117 Diesel and Gas Tune-Up DEM-126 Advanced Engines DEM-129 Diesel Engine Lab MAH-101 Introductory Mathematics I ORI-101 Orientation to College

1 1 1 0 3 1

4 4 4 9 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester DEM-122 Heavy Vehicle Brakes DEM-123 Pneumatics and Hydraulics DEM-125 Heavy Vehicle Drive Trains DEM-128 Power Train Lab ENG-100 Vocational Technical English I

1 1 1 0 3

4 4 4 9 0

3 3 3 3 3

Third Semester DEM-130 Electrical / Electronic Fundamentals DEM-145 Electrical Schematics and Symbols DEM-181 Special Topics in Electrical DEM-191 Special Projects in Diesel Mechanics DPT-103 Introductory Computer Skills

1 3 0 1 2

4 0 6 3 2

3 3 3 2 3

Fourth Semester DEM-119 Bearings and Lubricants DEM-133 Gas Engine Lab DEM-146 Engine Fundamentals DEM-147 Fuel and Ignition Systems SPC-103 Oral Communication Skills

1 0 1 1 3

4 9 4 4 0

3 3 3 3 3

Course #

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

Total Hours: 60 Credit Hours; 1664 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Diesel Mechanics Emphasis: Diesel Engine Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

DEM-104 DEM-117 DEM-126 DEM-129 ORI-100

Basic Engines Diesel and Gas Tune-Up Advanced Engine Analysis Diesel Engine Lab Orientation to College

Total Hours: 13 Credit Hours; 400 Contact Hours

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

1 1 1 0 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

4 4 4 9 0

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 1


Diesel Mechanics

140

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Diesel Mechanics Emphasis: Drive Train Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

DEM-122 DEM-123 DEM-125 DEM-128 ORI-100

Heavy Vehicle Brakes Pneumatics and Hydraulics Heavy Vehicle Drive Trains Power Train Lab Orientation to College

1 1 1 0 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

4 4 4 9 0

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 1

Total Hours: 13 credit hours; 400 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Diesel Mechanics Emphasis: Electrical/Electronics Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

DEM-130 DEM-145 DEM-181 DEM-191 ORI-100

Electrical / Electronic Fundamentals Electrical Schematics and Symbols Special Topics in Electrical Special Projects in Diesel Mechanics Orientation to College

1 3 0 1 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

4 0 6 4 0

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 1

Total Hours: 13 Credit Hours; 320 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Diesel Mechanics Emphasis: Engine Rebuild Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

DEM-119 DEM-133 DEM-146 DEM-147 ORI-100

Bearings and Lubricants Gas Engine Lab Engine Fundamentals Fuel and Ignition Systems Orientation to College

Total Hours: 13 Credit Hours; 400 Contact Hours

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

1 0 1 1 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

4 9 4 4 0

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 1


Diesel Mechanics

141

Course Descriptions for Diesel Mechanics (DEM)

Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DEM-104 BASIC ENGINES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course is designed to give the student knowledge of the diesel engine components and auxiliary systems, the proper way to maintain them, and the proper procedures for testing and rebuilding components. Emphasis is placed on safety, theory of operation, inspection, and measuring and rebuilding diesel engines according to factory specifications. Upon completion students should be able to measure, diagnose problems, and repair diesel engines. This is a CORE course. DEM-117 DIESEL AND GAS TUNE-UP 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces tune-up and troubleshooting according to manufacturers’ specifications. Topics include troubleshooting engine systems, tune-up procedures, and use and care of special test tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair engines and components using appropriate diagnostic equipment. DEM-119 BEARINGS AND LUBRICANTS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course focuses on roller, ball and shell bearing design and application. Topics include vehicle and industrial bearings and lubrication requirements. Upon course completion, students should diagnose related problems and service and replace bearings. DEM-122 HEAVY VEHICLE BRAKES 1 4 3 COREQUISITE: DEM-125 This course covers the theory and repair of braking systems used in medium and heavy duty vehicles. Topics include hydraulic and ABS system diagnosis and repair. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust, and repair braking systems on medium and heavy duty vehicles. This is a CORE course. DEM-123 PNEUMATICS AND HYDRAULICS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides instruction in the identification and repair of components found in hydraulic systems. Topics include schematics circuits and symbols used in fluid power transmission and the troubleshooting of components in these systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, adjust, and repair hydraulic system components. DEM-125 HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVE TRAINS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces the operating principles of mechanical medium and heavy duty vehicle transmissions. Topics include multiple counter shafts, power take-offs, slider idler clutches, friction clutches, mechanical transmission power components, and hydraulics. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, inspect, and repair mechanical transmissions. This is a CORE course. DEM-126 ADVANCED ENGINE ANALYSIS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides instruction in the disassembly, inspection, and rebuilding of diesel and heavy-duty gas engines. Emphasis is placed on the manufacturer’s standards and factory recommended service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to disassemble, inspect, and rebuild engines according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

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Course #

142 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DEM-128 HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVE TRAIN LAB 0 9 3 COREQUISITE: DEM125 PREREQUISITE: None. This lab provides reinforcement of material covered in DEM 125. The students will apply the knowledge they learned on driveshafts, power take-offs, standard transmissions, fluid drives, torque converters, clutch assemblies, drive axles, and special drives through experiential learning techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, inspect, remove, repair or replace, and install heavy vehicle drive train components. DEM-129 DIESEL ENGINE LAB PREREQUISITE: None. This lab allows the student to refine the skills required to repair diesel engines.

0

9

3

DEM-130 ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONIC FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces the student to basic Electrical / Electronic concepts and fundamentals. It provides the principles of electricity, magnetism, and Ohm’s Law. Emphasis is placed on batteries, starting, charging, and lighting circuits, which include series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. Troubleshooting and repair of wiring harnesses, starting motors, charging systems, and accessories are included along with the computerized monitoring of vehicle systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify components, test systems, and repair minor electrical problems according to manufacturer’s literature. This is a CORE course. DEM-133 GAS ENGINE LAB 0 PREREQUISITE: None. This course allows the student to develop the skills required to repair industrial gas engines.

9

3

DEM-145 ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS AND SYMBOLS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces the student to electrical symbols and schematics. It prepares the student to utilize wiring diagrams and schematics to troubleshoot electrical problems. Upon completion students should be able to understand electrical circuits by reading wiring diagrams. DEM-146 ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS 1 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces students to procedures and components of spark ignition engines.

4

3

DEM-147 FUEL AND IGNITION SYSTEMS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course introduces the student to the operating principles and concepts related to fuel and ignition systems. DEM-181 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides specialized instruction in various areas related to the electrical systems of the diesel mechanics industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs. DEM-191 SPECIAL PROJECTS IN DIESEL MECHANICS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None. This course provides information on current trends in diesel mechanics as they relate to employment responsibilities. Topics may vary by term to reflect relevant training needs by the industry.

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Drafting & Design Technology

143

Drafting & Design Technology Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. B Program Information At Trenholm State, a student will receive the foundation to eventually become an expert in electronically laying out the ideas of engineers and architects in the design of buildings, bridges, machinery, and other spatial constructions. The Associate in Applied Technology Degree in Drafting and Design Technology is designed to prepare a student for a career as a drafter, designer, or technician in the architecture, engineering, or construction industries. Trenholm State uses the world’s most popular Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, AutoDesk’s AutoCAD (ACAD), to teach basic architectural and engineering design graphic principles, standards, and conventions. The courses are comprised of theory classes with associated practical laboratory assignments incorporating computeraided drafting techniques. In addition, the student is exposed to manual drafting and 3D modeling software programs such as Inventor and Revit Architecture.

Occupational Choices As a graduate, a student can expect to pursue careers in a variety of architectural and/or engineering disciples. The largest demand for graduates relates to the architectural, structural, mechanical and/or civil disciplines. Graduates can choose careers in architecture, construction, manufacturing or engineering fields. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Drafters’ earnings vary by specialty, location, and level of responsibility. The annual wages of architectural and civil drafters range from 28,220 to $67,110. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Drafting & Design Technology Certificate in Drafting & Design Technology Short Term Certificate in Drafting & Design Technology

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Associate Degree 5 Terms Certificate 4 Terms Short Term Certificate 3 Terms

70 49 28

$9,310 $6,517 $3,724

$300 $125 $125

$100 $65 $65

Award

Supplies

0 0 0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Drafting & Design Technology

144

Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Drafting & Design Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester DDT-104 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design DDT-111 Fundamentals of Drafting and Design DDT-124 Basic Technical Drawing MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College

1 1 1 3 1

4 4 4 0 0

3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester DDT-127 Intermediate CAD DDT-128 Intermediate Technical Drawing DDT-132 Architectural Drafting DDT-116 Blueprint Reading for Construction MTH-104 Plane Trigonometry

1 1 1 3 3

4 4 4 0 0

3 3 3 3 3

Third Semester DDT-118 Basic Electrical Drafting DDT-150 Theory of Residential Drawing and Design CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ENG-101 English Composition I

1 3 3 3

4 0 0 0

3 3 3 3

1 1 1 3

4 4 4 0

3 3 3 3

3

0

3

1 1 1 1 3

4 4 4 4 0

3 3 3 3 3

Fourth Semester DDT-125 Surface Development DDT-131 Machine Drafting Basics DDT-226 Technical Illustration ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG 102 English Composition II OR SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication PSY-200 General Psychology Fifth Semester DDT-225 Structural Steel Drafting DDT-233 Solids Modeling DDT-236 Design Project DDT-237 Current Topics in CAD ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation Total Hours: 70 Credit Hours; 1,568 Contact Hours

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Drafting & Design Technology

145

Requirements for Certificate Drafting & Design Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester DDT 104 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design DDT 111 Fundamentals of Drafting and Design DDT 124 Basic Technical Drawing MTH 103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI 101 Orientation to College

1 1 1 3 1

4 4 4 0 0

3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester DDT 127 Intermediate CAD (CORE) DDT 132 Architectural Drafting DDT 128 Intermediate Technical Drawing MTH 104 Plane Trigonometry

1 1 1 3

4 4 4 0

3 3 3 3

Third Semester DDT 150 Theory of Residential Drawing and Design DDT 233 Solids Modeling CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications ENG 101 English Composition I

3 1 3 3

0 4 0 0

3 3 3 3

1 3 3

4 0 0

3 3 3

3

0

3

Fourth Semester DDT 237 Current Topics in CAD DDT 116 Blueprint Reading for Construction ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG 102 English Composition II OR SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation Total Hours: 49 Credit Hours; 1,040 Contact Hours

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Drafting & Design Technology

146

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Drafting & Design Technology Emphasis: Technical Drawing

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester DDT 104 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design DDT 111 Fundamentals of Drafting and Design DDT 124 Basic Technical Drawing ORI 101 Orientation to College

1 1 1 1

4 4 4 0

3 3 3 1

Second Semester DDT 127 Intermediate CAD DDT 128 Intermediate Technical Drawing DDT 131 Machine Drafting Basics

1 1 1

4 4 4

3 3 3

Third Semester DDT 225 Structural Steel Drafting DDT 233 Solids Modeling DDT 237 Current Topics in CAD

1 1 1

4 4 4

3 3 3

Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 736 Contact Hours

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147

Course Descriptions for Drafting & Design Technology (DDT)

Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DDT-104

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AIDED 1 4 3 DRAFTING AND DESIGN PREREQUISITE: None This course provides an introduction to basic Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) functions and techniques, using “hands-on” applications. Topics include terminology, hardware, basic CADD and operating system functions, file manipulation, and basic CADD software applications in producing softcopy and hardcopy. This is a CORE course. DDT-111 FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAFTING & DESIGN TECH 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course serves as an introduction to the field of drafting and design and provides a foundation for the entire curriculum. Topics include safety, lettering, tools and equipment, geometric constructions, and orthographic sketching, and drawings. This is a CORE course. DDT-116 BLUEPRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: MTH-103 This course provides the students with terms and definitions, theory of orthographic projection, and other information required to interpret drawings used in the construction trades. Topics include multiview projection, dimensions and notes, lines and symbols, sketching, foundations plans, site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, electrical plans and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret blueprint drawings used in the machine trades. DDT-118 BASIC ELECTRICAL DRAFTING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the universal language of electrical drafting, including electrical lines, symbols, abbreviations, and notation. Emphasis is placed on typical components such as generators, controls, transmission networks, and lighting, heating, and cooling devices. Upon completion, students should be able to draw basic diagrams of electrical and electronic circuits using universally accepted lines and symbols. DDT-124 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL DRAWING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: As required by college. This course covers sections, auxiliary views, and basic space geometry. Emphasis will be placed on the theory as well as the mechanics of applying sections, basic dimensioning, auxiliary views, and basic space geometry. This is a CORE course. DDT-125 SURFACE DEVELOPMENT 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers surface intersections and developments. Emphasis is placed on the basic types of intersections using simple geometric forms. Upon completion, students should be able to draw common types of surface intersection and handle them simply as applications of the concepts learned in this class. DDT-127 INTERMEDIATE CAD 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: DDT 104, permission of instructor This course covers intermediate-level concepts and applications of CADD. Emphasis will be placed on intermediatelevel features, commands, and applications of CADD software. This is a CORE course. DDT-128 INTERMEDIATE TECHNICAL DRAWING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: DDT 124 or instructor approval This course is designed to develop a strong foundation in common drafting and design practices and procedures. Topics include dimensioning concepts and pictorial drawings. This is a CORE course. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Course #

Course Title

148 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

DDT-131 MACHINE DRAFTING BASICS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course in machine drafting and design provides instruction in the largest specialty area of drafting in the United States, in terms of scope and job opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on the applications of multiview drawings, including drawing organization and content, title blocks and parts lists, assembly drawings, detail drawings, dimensioning and application of engineering controls in producing industrial-type working drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to organize, layout, and produce industrial-type working drawings, including the application of title blocks, parts lists, assemblies, details, dimensions, and engineering controls. DDT-132 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course in architectural design and drafting introduces basic terminology, concepts and principles of architectural design and drawing. Topics include design considerations, lettering, terminology, site plans, and construction drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to draw, dimension, and specify basic residential architectural construction drawings. DDT-150 THEORY OF RESIDENTIAL DRAWING AND DESIGN 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: As required by college. This course provides the theory of residential drawing and design. Topics include architectural styles, house design, site and space planning, climate, drawing requirements, construction materials and process, terminology, and specific types of drawings required to complete a full set of construction documents. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics are covered. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the various issues and requirements essential to the field of residential drawing and design. DDT-226 TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the student with various methods of illustrating structures and machine parts. Topics include axonometric drawings; exploded assembly drawings; one point, two point, and three point perspectives, surface textures, and renderings. Upon completion, students should be able to produce drawings and illustrations using the previously described methods. DDT-233 SOLIDS MODELING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction in 3D Design Modeling utilizing the 3D capabilities of CAD software. Emphasis is placed on 3D wire-frame, surface and solids modeling along with the development of 2D detail drawings from 3D models. Upon completion, students should be able to generate 3D surface and solid models and 2D orthographic production drawings from created solid models. DDT-236 DESIGN PROJECT 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed for advanced students who aspire to more advanced and specialized skills in one certain drafting area. Emphasis will be place on the student’s ability to apply the principles learned in previous drafting classes in one special area, as approved by the instructor. The required project must be agreed upon by the instructor and the student, as well as how the work is to be accomplished. Upon completion, students will further reinforce previously learned concepts by apply engineering principles and controls to a personal design project. DDT-237 CURRENT TOPICS IN CAD 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course serves to introduce changing technology and current CAD subjects and software and the computing hardware needed to utilize new products. Topics include currents trends in how industries use CAD applications, new developments, improvements and progressions within specific CAD applications as well as the necessary hardware. Upon completion, students should be able to use more updated software in a specific CAD application and be more aware of improvements in CAD software and how to apply advancing technology in improving their CAD proficiency. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Early Care and Education

149

Early Care and Education Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. I Program Information Early Care and Education personnel nurture and teach children of all ages in child care centers, nursery schools, preschools, public schools, private households, family child care homes, and before- and after-school programs. They are charged to help children explore their interests, develop their talents and independence, build self-esteem and learn how to behave with others primarily using a play-centered curriculum. They capitalize on children’s play to further language development and introduce scientific and mathematical concepts. Specific emphasis is given to serving an ever-expanding multicultural and inclusive population. At Trenholm State Technical College, the student may elect to study either as a part- or full-time student with classes offered in a flexible teaching schedule. Trenholm State students will utilize the community center sites which offer practical laboratory “hands-on” working experience with preschool children. Students pursuing the Child Development Associate Credential are prepared for the final assessment of the CDA credential. The CDA credential is not awarded through the school but actual preparation for the credentialing process is available through the program.

Occupational Choices Child care workers held about 1.3 million jobs in 2008. About 33 percent of child care workers were self-employed; most of these were family child care providers. Child day care services employed about 19 percent of all child care workers, and about 19 percent worked for private households. The remainder worked primarily in educational services; nursing and residential care facilities; amusement and recreation industries; civic and social organizations; and individual and family services. Some child care programs are for-profit centers, which may be affiliated with a local or national company. A very small percentage of private-industry establishments operate onsite child care centers for the children of their employees. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Pay depends on the educational attainment of the worker and the type of establishment. Although the pay generally is very low, more education usually means higher earnings. Median hourly wages of child care workers were $9.12 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $7.75 and $11.30. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $7.04, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $13.98. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Additional Requirements Early Care and Education Program participants must meet the following criteria: • Student must hold a High School diploma or GED. • Student must be at least 18 years of age. • Student must meet all criteria of the State Department of Human Resources for persons working with children to include completing a health card showing results of tuberculosis test, a National Safety background check, and the Child/Abuse Neglect Central Registry Clearance.

Awards Available Associate Degree in Early Care and Education Certificate in Early Care and Education

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree Certificate CDA

6 Terms 4 Terms 2-3 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

74 42 9

$9,842 $5,586 $1,197

Books

Tools

$1,600 $300 $1,400 $300 $100 $45 CDA Application Fee

Supplies

$500 $500 $105 $325

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program

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.Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Early Care and Education

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester CGM-100 Introduction to Early Care and Education of Children (CDA) CGM-202 Children’s Creative Experiences CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ENG-101 English Composition I ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester CGM-201 Child Growth and Development Principles (CDA) CGM-203 Children’s Literature and Language Development CGM-204 Methods and Materials for Teaching Children ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Third Semester CGM-206 Children’s Health and Safety CGM-211 Child Development Seminar (CDA) CGM-217 Math and Science for Young Children BIO-103 Principles of Biology MTH-116 Mathematical Applications

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

3 3 3

0 0 0

3 3 3

3 1

0 0

3 1

3 3 2 3

0 0 3 0

3 3 3 3

3 1 3 3 3

0 0 0 2 0

3 1 3 4 3

Fourth Semester CGM-207 Observing and Recording Behaviors of Young Children CGM-214 Families and Communities CGM-219 Supervised Practical Experience (CDA) ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation PSY-200 General Psychology

3 3 0 3

0 0 10 0

3 3 2 3

3

0

3

Fifth Semester CGM-210 Educating Exceptional Young Children CGM-213 Child Development Trends Seminar CGM-222 Social Studies for Children CGM Elective

3 3 2 3

0 0 3 0

3 3 3 3

Sixth Semester CGM-215 Supervised Practical Experience in Child Development Technical Electives

0 6

6 0

3 6

Total Hours:

74 Credit Hours; 1,440 Contact Hours

* CGM-208 and CGM-209 - These courses were used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on elective courses selected.

Approved Electives: (Choose two) *CGM-208 Administration of Child Development Programs *CGM-209 Infant and Toddler Education Programs CGM-220 Parenting Skills CGM-224 School Age Child Care CGM-221 Family Child Care

3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0

(CDA) Courses designed to prepare students for Child Development Association (CDA) certification.

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3 3 3 3 3


Early Care and Education

151

Requirements for Certificate Early Care and Education Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester CGM-100 Introduction to Early Care and Education of Children (CDA) CGM-202 Children’s Creative Experiences CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ENG-101 English Composition I ORI-101 Orientation to College

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

3 3 3

0 0 0

3 3 3

3 1

0 0

3 1

3 3 2 3

0 0 3 0

3 3 3 3

Third Semester CGM-206 Children’s Health and Safety CGM-211 Child Development Seminar (CDA) CGM-217 Math and Science for Young Children MTH-116 Mathematical Applications

3 1 3 3

0 0 0 0

3 1 3 3

Fourth Semester CGM-215 Supervised Practical Experience in Child Development Technical Elective

0 3

6 0

3 3

Electives *CGM-208 CGM-220 CGM-221 CGM-224

3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3

Second Semester CGM-201 Child Growth and Development Principles (CDA) CGM-203 Children’s Literature and Language Development CGM-204 Methods and Materials for Teaching Children SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR ART-100 Introduction to Art OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation

Administration of Child Development Programs Parenting Skills Family Child Care School Age Child Care

Total Hours: 42 Credit Hours; 784 Contact Hours * CGM-208 - This course was used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on the elective course selected.

(CDA) Courses designed to prepare students for Child Development Association (CDA) certification.

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Early Care and Education

152

Course Descriptions for Early Care and Education (CGM) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CGM-100 INTRO TO EARLY CARE & EDUCATION OF CHILDREN 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to the child education and care profession. It is designed to increase understanding of the basic concepts of child development and the developmental characteristics of children from birth through age 8/9 years. This course is the foundation for planning appropriate activities for children and establishing appropriate expectations of young children. This class also offers an opportunity to study the developmental domains (social, emotional, cognitive/language and physical). Course includes observations of the young child in early childhood settings. CGM-201 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is a systematic study of child growth and development from conception through early childhood. Emphasis is on principles underlying physical, mental, emotional and social development, and methods of child study and practical implications. Upon completion, students will be able to use knowledge of how young children differ in development and approaches to learning to provide opportunities that supports physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, and aesthetic development. This is a CORE course. PSY 210 or PSY 211 may be used as a suitable substitute for this course for AAT programs. CGM-202 CHILDREN’S CREATIVE EXPERIENCES 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on fostering creativity in preschool children and developing a creative attitude in teachers. Topics include selecting and developing creative experiences in language arts, music, art, science, math and movement with observation and participation with young children required. Upon completion, students should be able to select and implement creative and age-appropriate experiences for young children. CGM-203 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AND lANGUAGE DEVLPMNT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course surveys appropriate literature and language arts activities designed to enhance young children’s speaking, listening, pre-reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on developmental appropriateness as related to language. Upon completion, students should be able to create, evaluate and demonstrate activities which support a language-rich environment for young children. This is a CORE course. CGM-204 METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING CHILDREN 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces basic methods and materials used in teaching young children. Emphasis is placed on students compiling a professional resource file of activities used for teaching math, language arts, science and social studies concepts. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate basic methods of creating learning experiences using developmentally appropriate techniques, materials and realistic expectations. Course includes observations of young children in a variety of childcare environments. This is a CORE course. CGM-206 CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND SAFETY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces basic health, nutrition and safety management practices for young children. Emphasis is placed on how to set up and maintain safe, healthy environments for young children including specific procedures for infants and toddlers and procedures regarding childhood illnesses and communicable diseases. This is a CORE course. CGM-207 OBSERVE AND RECORD CHILDREN’S BEHAVIORS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course will provide the student information and application for child observation, using various recording techniques for assessment documentation primarily utilizing a portfolio method. The student will also review expected child growth and development milestones coupled with principles of developmentally appropriate practices for assessment application. Lastly, the student will be given guidance for the appropriate use of assessment materials and ways to best share their findings with families. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Early Care and Education

Course #

Course Title

153 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CGM-208 ADMINISTRATION OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes appropriate administrative policies and procedures relevant to preschool programs. Topics include local, state and federal regulations; budget planning; record keeping; personnel policies and parent involvement. Upon completion, students should be able to identify elements of a sound business plan, develop familiarity with basic record-keeping techniques, and identify elements of a developmentally appropriate program. CGM-209 INFANT AND TODDLER EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on child development from infancy through 35 months of age with emphasis on planning programs using developmentally appropriate material. Emphasis is placed on positive ways to support an infant or toddler’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Upon completion, students should be able to plan an infant-toddler program and environment that is appropriate and supportive of the families and the children. CGM-210 EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course explores the many different types of exceptionalities found in young children. Topics include speech, language, hearing and visual impairments; gifted and talented children; mental retardation; emotional, behavioral, and neurological handicaps. Upon completion, students should be able to identify appropriate strategies for working with young exceptional children. This is a CORE course. CGM-211 CHILD DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR 1 0 1 PREREQUISITES: CGM-100, CGM-201 This course provides students with the knowledge of a variety of issues and trends related to the childcare profession. Subject matter will vary according to industry and student needs. Upon completion students should be able to discuss special topics related to current trends and issues in child development. CGM-213 CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRENDS SEMINAR 3 0 3 PREREQUISITES: ENG-102; CIS-130 or CIS-146 This course includes current topics in the child development field as an update for the professional caregiver. Industry needs determine course topics. Upon completion, students will demonstrate competency in meeting course objectives. CGM-214 FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES IN EARLY CARE & ED PROGS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides students with information about working with diverse families and communities. Students will be introduced to family and community settings, the importance of relationships with children, and the pressing needs of today’s society. Students will study and practice techniques for developing these important relationships and effective communication skills. CGM-215 SUPERVISED PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN CHILD DEV 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: Completion of all Core and General Education courses, at least 90% of CGM degree requirements met. This course provides a minimum of 90 hours of hands-on, supervised experience in an approved program for young children. Students will develop a portfolio documenting experiences gained during this course. CGM-217 MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides students with information on children’s conceptual development and the fundamental basic concepts of both math and science. Students learn various techniques for planning, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities. Students also learn about integrated curriculum.

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Early Care and Education

Course #

Course Title

154 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

CGM-219 SUPERVISED PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE 0 10 2 PREREQUISITE: CGM-100, CGM-201 This course provides hands-on, supervised experienced in an approved program for young children. Emphasis is placed on performance of daily duties which are assessed by the college instructor and the cooperating teacher. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate competency in a child care setting. CGM-220 PARENTING SKILLS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces childcare providers to important issues in parenting education, beginning with prenatal concerns and continuing through childhood years. Emphasis is placed on using effective parenting and childrearing practices including appropriate guidance methods. Students learn to apply parenting skills for diverse families. Upon completion, students will be more effective in working with families and young children. CGM-221 FAMILY CHILD CARE 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces methods for providing a developmentally-appropriate child care program in a home setting to include organizing home environments, establishing a daily schedule with children of different ages, building partnerships with parents and helping children learn through play, etc. Special instruction addresses family care as a small business operation with emphasis being placed on budgeting and tax requirements. CGM-222 SOCIAL STUDIES FOR CHILDREN 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course takes a global approach to the theory and practice of teaching social studies to young children. It includes methods and teaching materials used for teaching geography, history, the arts, and multicultural education using an integrated curriculum approach. The application of theoretical and philosophical concepts will be emphasized, as students are required to participate in both in-class demonstrations and laboratory experiences.

CGM-224 SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed for caregivers/teachers providing programs for children age 5-12 in their before- and afterschool care and summer programs. The course provides information on developmental profiles, discusses family concerns, and includes a variety of activities that caregivers can adopt to provide an educational and stimulating program.

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Electrical Technology

155

Electrical Technology Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. M Program Information Electrical wiring is an integral part of industry, commercial enterprises, and residential homes. The Electrical Technology program at Trenholm State offers instruction for all of these areas. The Electrical/Instrumentation Technology curriculum integrates basic electrical skills and high tech instrumentation for a wide range of industrial employment. The term “instrumentation” refers to instruments used to measure and control manufacturing conversions or treating processes. Knowledge of electricity and process control gives a person a more marketable skill to offer all industries. These fields expand into SMART instruments, PLC/DCS interface and AC variable frequency motor controls. The Electrical Technology program is designed to teach the basic principles of electricity, the National Electric Code, and the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. Electrical/Instrumentation Technology is designed to teach basic instrumentation for measurement and control in manufacturing. Through the various courses, a student will gain knowledge and practical hands-on experience in both technologies for servicing, troubleshooting and monitoring these systems and equipment.

Occupational Choices Electrical and electronics installers and repairers work on factory floors, where they are subject to noise, dirt, vibration, and heat. Most engineering technicians work at least 40 hours a week in laboratories, offices, manufacturing or industrial plants, or on construction sites. Some technicians may even be exposed to hazards from equipment, chemicals, or toxic materials. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Median annual earnings of electrical and electronics engineering technicians were $45,532 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $34,680 and $60,955. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Additional Requirements • • • •

Student must be at least 16 years of age. Student must have an official copy of high school transcript or GED certificate and transcript from other colleges on file in the admissions office. Student must take the COMPASS test. Student must be able to perform simple mathematical computations correctly.

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Electrical Technology Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Electrical/Instrumentation Technology Short Term Certificate in Electrical Technology Emphasis: Electronics/Instrumentation/Electrical Technicians Helper

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree 5-6 Terms Short Term Certificate 2-3 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

76 28

$10,108 $3,724

Books

$1,600 $600

Tools

Supplies

$500 $300

$200 $100

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Electrical Technology

156

Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Electrical Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester ELT-108 DC Fundamentals ELT-109 AC Fundamentals ELT-110 Wiring Methods ELT-181 Special Topics in Electrical Technology MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College

1 1 1 1 3 1

4 4 4 4 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester ELT-117 AC/DC Machines ELT-213 Industrial Equipment ELT-221 Electronics for Electricians ELT-241 National Electric Code ENG-101 English Composition I

1 2 2 3 3

4 3 3 0 0

3 3 3 3 3

Third Semester ELT-104 Distribution Systems ELT-114 Residential Wiring Methods ELT-118 Commercial/Industrial Wiring I ELT-231 Introduction to Programmable Controllers PSY-200 General Psychology

2 2 1 2 3

3 3 4 3 0

3 3 3 3 3

1 2 3

4 3 0

3 3 3

3

0

3

3

0

3

2 2 2 2 3

3 3 3 3 0

3 3 3 3 3

Fourth Semester ELT-209 Motor Controls I ELT-232 Programmable Controls II CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication MTH-104 Plane Trigonometry Fifth Semester ELT 115 Residential Wiring Methods II ELT-132 Commercial/Industrial Wiring II ELT-212 Motor Controls II ELT-234 P L C Applications ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; 1,760 Contact Hours

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Electrical Technology

157

Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Electrical/Instrumentation Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester ELT-108 DC Fundamentals ELT-109 AC Fundamentals ELT-110 Wiring Methods ELT-181 Special Topics in Electrical Technology MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College

1 1 1 1 3 1

4 4 4 4 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester ELT-117 AC/DC Machines ELT-213 Industrial Equipment ELT-221 Electronics for Electricians ILT-132 Programming Survey for Technicians ENG-101 English Composition I

1 2 2 3 3

4 3 3 0 0

3 3 3 3 3

Third Semester ELT-209 Motor Controls I ELT-231 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers ELT-234 P L C Applications MTH-104 Plane Trigonometry PSY-200 General Psychology

1 2 2 3 3

4 3 3 0 0

3 3 3 3 3

2 2 1 1 3

3 3 3 3 0

3 3 2 2 3

2 2 3 0 3

3 3 0 6 0

3 3 3 2 3

3

0

3

Fourth Semester ILT-108 Introduction to Instruments and Process Control ELT-232 Advanced Programmable Controllers ILT-237 Network Cabling: Copper ILT-238 Network Cabling: Fiber Optics ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Fifth Semester ELT-212 Motor Controls II ILT-110 Advanced Industrial Process Control Technology ILT-216 Industrial Robotics ILT-217 Industrial Robotics Lab ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; 1,792 Contact Hours

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Electrical Technology

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Electrical Technology Emphasis: Electronics/Instrumentation/Electrical Technicians Helper

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester ELT-108 DC Fundamentals ELT-109 AC Fundamentals ELT-110 Wiring Methods ELT-181 Special Topics in Electrical Technology ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester ELT-114 Residential Wiring Methods ELT-117 AC/DC Machines ELT-221 Electronics for Electricians ELT-209 Motor Controls 1 CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems or CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 704 Contact Hours

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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

1 1 1 1 1

4 4 4 4 0

3 3 3 3 1

2 1 2 1 3

3 4 3 4 0

3 3 3 3 3


Electrical Technology

159

Course Descriptions for Electrical Technology (ELT)

Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ELT-104 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course involves the theory, applications, calculations, and connections associated with transformers and power distribution systems commonly used in the electrical field. ELT-108 DC FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides a study of atomic theory, direct current (DC), properties of conductors and insulators, direct current characteristics of series, parallel, and series parallel circuits. Inductors and capacitors are introduced and their effects on DC circuits are examined. Students are prepared to analyze complex DC circuits, solve for unknown circuits variables with the use of Ohm’s Law and to use basic electronic test equipment. This is a CORE course. ELT-109 AC FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None /15/05 This course provides a study of the theory of alternating current (AC). Students are prepared to analyze complex AC circuit configurations with resistor, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Upon completion, students should be able to design AC circuits and explain the function of alternating circuits such as RLC, impedance, phase relationships and power factor. This is a CORE course. ELT-110 WIRING METHODS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is a study of various tasks, wiring methods, materials, and associated NEC requirements that students will be required to work with in residential and commercial wiring courses. This is a CORE course. ELT-114 RESIDENTIAL WIRING METHODS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is a study of residential wiring practices and methods, the NEC requirements and residential blueprint interpretations. This is a CORE course. ELT-115 RESIDENTIAL WIRING METHODS II 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-114, ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course is a study of residential wiring practices and methods, the NEC requirements and residential blueprint interpretations. This is a CORE course. ELT-117 AC/DC MACHINES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course covers the theory and operation of DC motors single and three phase AC motors and the labs will reinforce this knowledge. Emphasis is placed on the various types of single and three phase motors, wiring diagrams, starting devices, and practical application in the lab. This is a CORE course. ELT-118 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WIRING I 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course focuses on principles and applications of commercial and industrial wiring. Topics include electrical safety practices, an overview of National Electric Code requirements as applied to commercial and industrial wiring, conduit bending, circuit design, pulling cables, transformers, switch gear, and generation principles. This is a CORE course.

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Electrical Technology

Course #

Course Title

160 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ELT-132 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WIRING II 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-118, ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course is a continuation of ELT 118 and is all inclusive including the study of branch circuits, installation requirements for services, feeders and special equipment considerations including the NEC code requirements. Emphasis is placed on load calculations, conductors, service sizing, installation requirements, NEC code requirements, transformers, lighting, HVAC and special equipment considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to know how to size complete electrical commercial/industrial systems and know the NEC requirements for each system. ELT-181 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None These courses provide specialized instruction in various areas related to electrical technology. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs. ELT-209 MOTOR CONTROLS I 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course covers the use of motor control symbols, magnetic motor starters, running overload protection, pushbutton stations, sizing of magnetic motor starters and overload protection, and complex ladder diagrams of motor control circuits. Topics include sizing magnetic starters and overload protection, the use of push-button stations, ladder diagrams, and magnetic motor starters in control of electric motors, wye-delta starting, part start winding, resistor starting and electric starting devices. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of motor starters, overload protection, interpret ladder diagrams using push-button stations and understand complex motor control diagrams. This is a CORE course. ELT-212 MOTOR CONTROLS II 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108, ELT-109, ELT-209, ELT-117, and MTH-103 This course covers complex ladder diagrams of motor control circuits and the uses of different motor starting techniques. Topics include wye-delta starting, part start winding, resistor starting and electronic starting devices. Upon completion, the students should be able to understand and interpret the more complex motor control diagrams and understand the different starting techniques of electrical motors. ELT-213 INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course is designed to give a general overview of the different types of equipment used in large commercial and industrial facilities. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following: motor coupling and alignment, gears and pulleys, belts and chains, basic hydraulics, basic pneumatics, and other applications. The students will learn the techniques involved with each application and, where applicable, demonstrate their abilities with practical examples. ELT-219 FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course includes the fundamental concepts and theories for the safe operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems used with industrial production equipment. Topics include the physical concepts, theories, laws, air flow characteristics, actuators, valves, accumulators, symbols, circuitry, filters, servicing safety, and preventive maintenance and the application of these concepts to perform work. Upon completion, students should be able to service and perform preventive maintenance functions on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. ELT-221 ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course introduces the basic principles of solid state electronic equipment as found in many electrical and motor control circuits. Emphasis is placed on fundamental concepts of diodes, transistors, FETs and MOSFETs as they are used in electrical control circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the basic operation of these solid state components and be able to perform basic troubleshooting tasks.

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Electrical Technology

Course #

Course Title

161 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ELT-231 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This state-of-the art course includes the fundamental principals of programmable logic controls (PLCs) including hardware and programming. Emphasis is placed on but not limited to the following: hardwiring associated with the PLC, different options available with most PLCs and basic ladder logic programming. Upon completion, students must demonstrate their ability by developing programs, loading programs into real world PLCs and troubleshooting the system if necessary. ELT-232 ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course includes the advanced principals of PLC’s including hardware, programming, and troubleshooting. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced working programs, and troubleshooting hardware and software communication problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability in developing programs and troubleshooting the system. ELT-234 PLC APPLICATIONS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108, ELT-109, ELT-209, ELT-117,ELT-231, ELT-232, and MTH-103 This course introduces advanced PLC programming techniques. Topics include tags, parallel processing, program optimization, and advanced math instructions. Emphasis is placed on optimizing PLC functions. Upon completion students will be able utilize advanced instructions to control PLC functions. ELT-241 NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ELT-108 and ELT-109 This course introduces the students to the National Electric Code and text and teaches the student how to find needed information within this manual. Emphasis is placed on locating and interpreting needed information within the NEC code manual. Upon completion, students should be able to locate, with the NEC code requirements for a specific electrical installation.

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Emergency Medical Services

162

Emergency Medical Services Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. E Program Information A career in Emergency Medical Services is one that is certain to be rewarding and exciting. The knowledge that you saved a life or made a difference in the outcome of a patient has no equal in the satisfaction that it brings. The adrenalin rush from performing in an emergency situation is difficult to duplicate in any other type of career. Emergency Medical Services is a field that is continually moving forward. It is one of the essential public services that will always be provided in our communities; therefore, there will always be a need for emergency personnel. The Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program at Trenholm State prepares students to become licensed Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics who will be able to work anywhere in the nation. Students are trained to deliver the pre-hospital advanced life support care and transportation necessary for victims of accidents and persons experiencing emergency illness. Students are provided instruction in both the classroom and clinical settings. Instructional topics include advanced traumatic injury care, acute medical emergency care, intravenous therapy, advanced cardiac life support, EKG recognition and administration, endotrachael intubation, and pharmacology.

Occupational Choices A licensed Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic may expect employment in a variety of both pre-hospital and hospital settings. The job placement rate runs 100 percent for those who wish to work. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Earnings of EMT’s and paramedics depend on the employment setting and geographic location of their jobs, as well as their training and experience. The average full-time annual wage for EMTs and Paramedics is $23,150 to $38,022. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Certificate in Emergency Medical Technology Short Term Certificate Emergency Medical Technology

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree 5-6 Terms Certificate 5 Terms Short Term Certificate 1Term

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

68 53 11

$9,044 $7,049 $1,463

Books

$1,500 $1,000 $250

Tools

$100 $100 $100

Supplies

$100 $100 $100

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Emergency Medical Services

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic (Students must complete the EMT-Basic before advancing to EPT-Certificate)

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester EPT-191 Paramedic Preparatory EPT-192 Paramedic Operations EPT-193 Patient Assessment and Management EPT-194 Paramedic General Pharmacology EPT-189 Applied Anatomy & Physiology for the Paramedic OR approved BIO Elective

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

2 2 2 1 4

0 2 2 2 0

2 3 3 2 4

2 2 2 2 3

2 2 2 2 0

3 3 3 3 3

Third Semester EPT-197 Paramedic Clinical Competencies I EPT-202 Paramedic Clinical Competencies II EPT-203 Cardiovascular Patient Management EPT-204 Transition to Paramedic Practice MTH-116 Mathematical Applications OR MTH-110 Finite Mathematics

0 0 2 2 3

9 9 2 2 0

3 3 3 3 3

Fourth Semester EPT-205 Paramedic Terminal Competencies EPT-206 Paramedic Field Preceptorship EPT-207 Paramedic Team Leader Preceptorship ENG-101 English Composition I CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications OR CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems

1 1 0 3 3

2 15 3 0 0

2 6 1 3 3

General Education: ENG-102 English Composition II or ENG 130 or SPH 106 PSY-200 General Psychology ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation

3 3 3

0 0 0

3 3 3

Second Semester EPT-196 Advanced Trauma Management-B EPT-198 Medical Patient Management I EPT-199 Cardiovascular Electrophysiology EPT-201 Medical Patient Management IIB Elective

Total Hours: 68 Credit Hours; 1,632 Contact Hours * CIS-130 - This course was used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on the elective course selected. Electives: BIO-103 BIO-211 BIO-212 *CIS-130 CIS-146 DPT-203 EMS-106 MTH-110 MTH-116

Principles of Biology I Human Anatomy and Phys for Health Occupations I Human Anatomy and Phys for Health Occupations II Intro to Information Systems Microcomputer Applications Introduction to Information Highway Medical Terminology for Health Professionals Finite Math Mathematical Applications H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3

2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 4 4 3 3 3 2 3 3


Emergency Medical Services

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Requirements for Certificate Emergency Medical Technology (Students must complete the EMT-Basic before advancing to EPT-Certificate)

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester EPT-191 Paramedic Preparatory EPT-192 Paramedic Operations EPT-193 Patient Assessment and Management EPT-194 Paramedic General Pharmacology EPT-189 Applied Anatomy & Physiology for the Paramedic OR approved BIO Elective

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

2 2 2 1 4

0 2 2 2 0

2 3 3 2 4

Second Semester EPT-196 Advanced Trauma Management-B EPT-198 Medical Patient Management I EPT-199 Cardiovascular Electrophysiology EPT-201 Medical Patient Management IIB

2 2 2 2

2 2 2 2

3 3 3 3

Third Semester EPT-197 Paramedic Clinical Competencies I EPT-202 Paramedic Clinical Competencies II EPT-203 Cardiovascular Patient Management EPT-204 Transition to Paramedic Practice

0 0 2 2

9 9 2 2

3 3 3 3

Fourth Semester EPT-205 Paramedic Terminal Competencies EPT-206 Paramedic Field Preceptorship EPT-207 Paramedic Team Leader Preceptorship

1 1 0

2 15 3

2 6 1

3 3

0 0

3 3

General Education: ENG-101 English Composition I MTH-116 Mathematical Applications OR other approved math Total Hours: 53 Credit Hours; 1,392 Contact Hours

Approved BIO Electives: BIO 111, 201, 202, 211 or 212 may be substituted for EPT 189

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Emergency Medical Technology (Students must complete the EMT-Basic before advancing to EPT-Certificate)

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester ORI-100 Orientation to College EMS-116 EMT Basic Theory & Lab EMS-117 EMT Basic Clinical Competencies Total Hours: 11 Credit Hours; 256 Contact Hours

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1 6 0

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

0 6 3

Credit Hours

1 9 1


Emergency Medical Services

166

Course Descriptions for Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic (EMT/EMP) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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EMS-106 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: As required by program. This course provides students with a survey of words, terms, and descriptions commonly used in health related professions. The course includes spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and terms. Students may have the opportunity to utilize computer assisted instruction for learning various medical terms. Upon course completion, students should have the knowledge to associate a variety of medical terms with their meaning and utilize medical terms to effectively communicate with other health professionals. EMS-116 EMS BASIC THEORY AND LAB 6 6 9 This course is required to apply for certification as an EMT basic. This course provides students with insights into the theory and application of concepts related to the profession of emergency medical services. Specific topics include: EMS preparatory, airway maintenance, patient assessment, treating trauma patients, various medical procedures, treating infants and children, and various EMS operations. This course is based on the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic National Standard Curriculum. EMS-117 EMS BASIC CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 0 3 1 This course is required to apply for certification as an EMT basic. This course provides students with clinical education experiences to enhance knowledge and skills learned in the EMS 116, EMS Basic Theory and Lab. This course helps student prepare for the National Registry Exam. EMT-107 EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR AMBULANCE 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: Must present a valid driver’s license as required by program. The Emergency Vehicle Operator Course - Ambulance provides the student with training as contained in the current National Standard Training Curriculum (NSTC) for the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) Ambulance. The course provides the knowledge and skill practice necessary for individuals to learn how to safely operate all types of ambulances. Topics include introduction to the NSTC for ambulance operators; legal aspects of ambulance operation; communication and reporting; roles and responsibilities; ambulance types and operation; ambulance inspection, maintenance, and repair; navigation and route planning; basic maneuvers and normal operating situations; operations in emergency mode and unusual situations, special considerations in safety; and the run. Completion of specific student competencies, utilizing NSTC guidelines, are required for successful completion of this course. NOTE: To qualify for licensure status as an ambulance driver in the State of Alabama, students must successfully complete this course and meet additional requirements as required by the Alabama Department of Public Health. EMT-108 DIRECTED STUDIES IN EMT-I 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: As required by program. This course offers independent study or computer assisted instruction under faculty supervision and/or theory in an EMS subject relevant to the student’s interest and need. Specific cognitive competencies required by the student are defined in writing at the first class period. EMT-109 DIRECTED STUDIES IN EMT-II 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: As required by program. This course offers independent study or computer assisted instruction under faculty supervision and/or theory in an EMS subject relevant to the student’s interest and need. Specific cognitive competencies required by the student are defined in writing at the first class period. EPT-189 APPLIED ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE PARAMEDIC 4 0 4 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program This course introduces human anatomy and physiology and includes concepts related to basic chemistry; fluid, electrolyte, and acid base balance; functions of cells, tissues, organs and systems; pathophysiology; and associated medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on applying content to signs, symptoms, and treatments; and situations commonly seen by paramedics. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body. This course is offered each term. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Emergency Medical Services

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EPT- 191 PARAMEDIC PREPARATORY 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s) NOTE: HPS-110, Introduction to Health Care, may be substituted for this course. This course introduces issues related to the practice of pre-hospital advanced life support as a career, with a focus on issues common to all health care professions. Content areas include: paramedic roles and responsibilities, wellbeing of the paramedic, illness and injury prevention, medical-legal-ethical issues, therapeutic communications, and medical terminology. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course. EPT-192 PARAMEDIC OPERATIONS 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s) This course focuses on the operational knowledge and skills needed for safe and effective patient care within the paramedic’s scope of practice. Content areas include: pathophysiology, life span development, ambulance operations, medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, crime scene awareness, and Alabama EMS laws and rules. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course. EPT-193 PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s) This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform a comprehensive patient assessment, make initial management decisions, and to communicate assessment findings and patient care verbally and in writing. Content areas include: airway management, history taking, techniques of the physical examination, patient assessment, clinical decision making, communications, documentation, and assessment based management. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course. EPT-194 PAREMEDIC GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY 1 2 2 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program. COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s). This course introduces basic pharmacological agents and concepts, with an emphasis on drug classifications and the knowledge and skills required for safe, effective medication administration. Content areas include: general principles of pharmacology and pharmacologic pathophysiology; venous and intraosseous access techniques, the metric and apothecary system; computation of dosage and solution problems, administration of pharmacologic agents; and nasogastric tube placement. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. EPT-196 ADVANCED TRAUMA MANAGEMENT-B 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s) This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation of treatment plans for trauma patients. Content areas include the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of trauma as related to: trauma systems; mechanisms of injury; hermorrhage and shock; soft tissue injuries; burns; and head, facial, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, and musculoskeletal trauma. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course.

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EPT-197 PARAMEDIC CLINICAL COMPETENCIES I 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s), approved for clinical studies This course is directed toward the application of knowledge and skills developed in didactic and skills laboratory expereinces to the clinical setting. Theory and skills are applied to a variety of patient situations in the clinical setting, with a focus on patient assessment, trauma management, advanced airway management, I.V./I.O. initiation and medication administration. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This is a CORE course. EPT-198 MEDICAL PATIENT MANAGEMENT 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s) This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impression and implementation of treatment plans for specific medical conditions. Content areas include: pulmonology, neurology, gastroenterology, renal/urology, toxicology, hematology, environmental conditions, infectious and communicable diseases, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, and acute interventions for the chronic care patient. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course. EPT-199 CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s) This course introduces the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular electrophysiology, and electrocardiographic monitoring. Content areas include: cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular electrophysiology, electrocardiographic monitoring, rhythm analysis, and pre-hospital 12-lead electrocardiogram monitoring and interpretation. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course. EPT-201 MEDICAL PATIENT MANAGEMENT IIB 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s), approved for clinical studies This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation of treatment plans for specific medical conditions. Content areas include: endocrinology, allergies and anaphylaxis, behavioral/psychiatric conditions, gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Students integrate and reinforce the didactic and skills laboratory components of their education by performing basic and advanced life support assessments and skills on a variety of patient presentations and complaints in the clinical setting. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course. EPT-202 PARAMEDIC CLINICAL COMPETENCIES-II 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s), approved for clinical studies This course is directed toward the application of knowledge and skills developed in didactic and skills laboratory experiences to the clinical setting. Theory and skills are applied to a variety of medical situations across the life span of the patient, with a focus on communication with and management of cardiac, acute care, psychiatric/behavioral, obsterical, newborn, pediatric, geriatric, and acute interventions for chronic care patients, and patients with special challenges. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course.

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Emergency Medical Services

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EPT-203 CARDIOVASCULAR PATIENT MANAGEMENT 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program, EPT-199 COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s) This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation of treatment plans for specific cardiovascular conditions. Content areas include; assessment of the cardiovascular patient, pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and techniques of management including appropriate pharmacologic agents and electrical therapy. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course. EPT-204 TRANSITION TO PARAMEDIC PRACTICE 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program COREQUISITE: Approved anatomy and physiology course(s) This course is designed to meet additional state and local educational requirements for paramedic practice. Content may include: pre-hospital protocols, transfer medications, topics in critical care and transport, systems presentation, and/or national standard certification courses as dictated by local needs or state requirement. Upon course completion, students should have met all ancillary educational requirements set forth by the Alabama Department of Public Health and local employers. This course is offered each term. EPT-205 PARAMEDIC TERMINAL COMPETENCIES 1 2 2 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program, approved anatomy and physiology course(s) This course is designed to review the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and to assist students in preparation for the paramedic licensure examination. Emphasis is placed on validation of knowledge and skills through didactic review, skills lab performance, computer simulation and practice testing. Upon course completion, students should be sufficiently prepared to sit for the paramedic licensure examination. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. EPT-206 PARAMEDIC FIELD PRECEPTORSHIP 1 15 6 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program, approved anatomy and physiology course(s), approved for clinical studies This course provides field experiences in the pre-hospital setting with advanced life support EMS units. Under the direct supervision of a field preceptor, students synthesize cognitive knowledge and skills developed in the skills laboratory and hospital clinical to provide safe and effective patient care in the pre-hospital environment. Upon course completion, students should have refined and validated their patient care practices to provide safe and effective patient care over a broad spectrum of patient situations and complaints. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course EPT-207 PARAMEDIC TEAM LEADER PRECEPTORSHIP 0 3 1 PREREQUISITE: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program, approved anatomy and physiology course(s), approved for clinical studies This course is designed to evaluate students’ abilities to integrate didactic, psychomotor skills, clinical, and field internship instruction to serve as a competent entry-level paramedic. This final evaluative (rather than instructional) course focuses on students’ professional attributes and integrative competence in clinical decision-making and team leadership in the pre-hospital setting. Upon course completion, students should have demonstrated adequate knowledge and skills, professional attitudes and attributes, clinical decision-making and team leadership abilities to effectively function as a competent entry-level paramedic. This course is offered each term. This is a CORE course.

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Entertainment Media Production

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Entertainment Media Production Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. K Program Information The Entertainment Media Production program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the radio and television industry. The use of audio and video technology continues to evolve into almost every aspect of small and large businesses. The program will prepare students for positions in television, radio and video and audio production houses. Students will learn the terminology and the operation of equipment used in the industry. Students will learn to use digital video cameras, professional video and audio editing software, audio mixers and recorders and broadcast style writing.

Occupational Choices Job opportunities for students enrolled in this program are countless but competitive. Students will have the opportunity to work in radio and television, production houses and businesses with in-house video production staffs. Television stations usually pay higher than radio stations. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The average full-time annual wage for non-supervisory workers in the radio and television industry ranged from $17,510 to $66,550 in May 2008. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available Specialized Training Certificate in Entertainment Media Production.

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Short Term Certificate

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3Terms

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Books

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28

$3,724

$500

$100

0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Entertainment Media Production

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Entertainment Media Production Course #

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First Semester RTV-101 Introduction to Broadcasting RTV-115 Audio Production I RTV-119 Video Production I RTV-143 Practicum in Radio/Television Broadcasting ORI-100 Orientation to College

3 1 1 2 1

0 4 4 3 0

3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester RTV-106 Voice and Diction for Broadcasting RTV-153 Practicum in Television/Video I RTV-180 Electronic News Gathering I RTV-215 Audio Production II RTV-219 Video Production II

3 2 2 1 1

0 3 2 4 4

3 3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 656 Contact Hours

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Course Descriptions for Entertainment Media Production (RTV) Course #

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RTV-101 INTRODUCTION TO BROADCASTING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course surveys the history, growth, and development of radio, television, and related media in the United States with emphasis on social, cultural, and economic implications and special consideration given to regulations and current issues. RTV-106 VOICE AND DICTION FOR BROADCASTING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: RTV-101 can be taken concurrently This course provides exercises designed to improve individual standard broadcast English pronunciation with focus on the individual’s regional, ethnic or native language pronunciation. Skills in the areas of news reading, sportscasting, commercial salesmanship and public service script reading, ad lib announcing, vocabulary and interviewing are also developed. RTV-115 AUDIO PRODUCTION I 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: RTV-101 can be taken concurrently This course provides a foundation to the basic concepts that apply to all aspects of audio production. It is an introduction to basic audio techniques for film, radio, and television production. Emphasis is placed on effective use of words, music and/or sound effects in the production of audio. Audio production and post-production are covered, with a focus on production. The development of sound technology and its influence on various media, as well as radio history are examined. RTV-119 VIDEO PRODUCTION I 1 4 3 PEREQUISITE: RTV-101 can be taken concurrently This class provides demonstrations and practice regarding the basics of the video production process. The course introduces students to basic video production techniques and provides a basic overview of film and television theory and criticism. It provides a combination of theory and hands-on exercises in order for students to learn the equipment and techniques used in media production and editing. Basic shooting and editing techniques are introduced. RTV-143 PRACTICUM IN RADIO/AUDIO I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: RTV-115 can be taken concurrently This course offers supervised campus experience in radio/audio broadcasting with emphasis in the planning, production and editing of electronic media announcements and programs. RTV-153 PRACTICUM IN TELEVISION/VIDEO I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: RTV-119 can be taken concurrently This course offers supervised campus experience in video/television broadcasting with emphasis in the planning, production and editing of electronic media, announcements and programs. Each semester this sequence of classes will focus on different aspects of the subject. RTV-180 ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING I 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: RTV-101, RTV-119 can be taken concurrently This course provides training for television and media news production. The areas of camera operation, lighting and audio in ENG settings for interview or event coverage and use of B-roll footage will be the focus. RTV-215 AUDIO PRODUCTION II 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: RTV-115 Audio Production I This class provides a further exploration of concepts that apply to all aspects of audio production. It is an examination of basic audio techniques for film, radio, and television production. Audio production and post-production are covered, with a focus on audio editing/post-production.

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RTV-219 VIDEO PRODUCTION II 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: RTV-119 Video Production I This class provides further demonstrations and practice regarding the video production process. Students are further introduced to basic video production techniques and the course provides an overview of film and television theory and criticism. It provides a combination of theory and hands-on exercises in order for students to learn the equipment and techniques used in media production. Advanced instruction in video production is provided through this handson, production-intensive course.

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General Education

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General Education

General Education Statement General Education forms the foundation for lifelong learning. Although H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College’s General Education courses do not comprise a program, general education supports all of Trenholm’s technical programs by providing students with the critical values and range of knowledge and skills in the Arts and Sciences. Trenholm State graduates will demonstrate competency in reading, basic mathematics, writing, oral communication, and basic computer usage. Students also discover certain basic principles, concepts, and methodologies both unique to and shared by the various disciplines. In addition, students learn the modes of inquiry of the major disciplines, and General Education leads them through learning activities in the experience and appreciation of the creative arts, in understanding multicultural and diverse perspectives, and in achieving insights gained through experiences involving ethical and social issues. Through these learning experiences, students develop self-understanding and become life-long learners.

Transitional Studies Transitional Studies courses are offered to meet three types of needs. First, they prepare individuals for admission to occupational/technical programs. Second, they assist students who have begun course work but are now experiencing difficulties or would like to improve efficiency. Finally, transitional studies courses provide an opportunity for individuals who are interested in improving their skills in particular areas but are not necessarily enrolled in a program. Students can enroll in courses to meet these three needs both during the regular school year and during the summer term. Transitional Studies is the first step toward a successful college experience for many students. The goal of the Transitional Studies program is for students to become independent and successful learners so they will meet their personal, educational, and professional goals. Transitional Studies consists of courses designed to improve academic skills, such as critical thinking, and essentials such as reading, writing, and mathematics. These courses also aim to help students: -

to develop academic survival skills; to set personal, educational, and career goals; to learn to use technology in academic and workplace settings; and to learn the academic culture of the college.

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General Education

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ART-100 ART APPRECIATION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to help the student find personal meaning in works of art and develop a better understanding of the nature and validity of art. Emphasis is on the diversity of form and content in original art work. Upon completion, students should understand the fundamentals of art, the materials used and have a basic overview of the history of art. BIO-103 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I 3 2 4 PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory completion of RDG-083 or satisfactory placement score. This is an introductory course for science and non-science majors. It covers physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. These principles are explained through a study of cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, basic biochemistry, cell energetics, the process of photosynthesis, and Mendelian and molecular genetics. Also included are the scientific method, basic principles of evolution, and an overview of the diversity of life with emphasis on viruses, prokaryotes, and protist. A 120-minute laboratory is required. This course will be offered at least one term per year. BIO-111 HUMAN BIOLOGY 3 2 4 PREREQUISITE: None This course for the non-science major covers an overview of the human body functions with an emphasis on major organ systems. Laboratory is required. This course will be offered at least one term per year. BIO-112 HUMAN REPRODUCTION & INHERITANCE 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None Human Reproduction and Inheritance is an introductory genetics course with primary emphasis on human inheritance, reproduction, venereal diseases, birth control, and teratology. No laboratory is required. This course will be offered at least one term per year. BIO-120 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is a survey of words, terms, and descriptions commonly used in medical arts. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, and meanings of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. No laboratory is required. BIO-201 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 3 2 4 PREREQUISITE: BIO 103 is recommended by not required. Human Anatomy and Physiology I covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is an orientation of the human body, basic principles of chemistry, a study of cells and tissues, metabolism, joints, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and the senses. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120 minute laboratory is required. This course will be offered at least one term per year. BIO-202 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 3 2 4 PREREQUISITE: BIO 103 and BIO 201. Human Anatomy and Physiology II covers the structure and function of the human body. Included is a study of basic nutrition, basic principles of water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, excretory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. Dissection, histological studies, and physiology are featured in the laboratory experience. A 120 minute laboratory is required. This course will be offered at least one term per year.

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BIO-211

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR 3 2 4 HEALTH OCCUPATIONS I PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory completion of RDG-083 or satisfactory placement score. This course is the first in a two-course sequence that covers the basic structure and function of the human body. Tissues and the following organ systems are covered: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, excretory, and reproductive. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of human anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. Laboratory is required. This course will be offered each term. BIO-212

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR 3 2 4 HEALTH OCCUPATIONS II PREREQUISITE: BIO-211 This course is the second in a two-course sequence that provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Tissues and the following organ systems are covered: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, excretory, and reproductive. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of human anatomy and physiology principles and their interrelationships. Laboratory is required. This course will be offered each term. CIS-130 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is an introduction to computers that reviews computer hardware and software concepts such as equipment, operations, communications, programming and their past, present and future impact on society. Topics include computer hardware, various types of computer software, communication technologies and program development using computers to execute software packages and/or to write simple programs. Upon completion, students should be to describe and use the major components of selected computer software and hardware. CIS-146 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is an introduction to the most common microcomputer software applications. These software packages should include typical features of applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software. Upon completion, students will be able to utilize selected features of these packages. This course will help prepare students for the MOS and IC3 certification. This course or an equivalent is a CORE course for the AAT CIS program. DPT-103 INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER SKILLS II 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is for students without a high school diploma or GED. This course is not creditable toward associate degree requirements. This course is designed to focus on the development of computer skills suited to the needs of students in non-degree occupational programs. The course will generally use software packages appropriate to occupational programs and may include such topics as word processing, database, basic graphics, spreadsheets or other features typically needed in the field. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency by the completion of appropriate assignments and occupation-specific applications. This course is offered each term. ENG-092 BASIC ENGLISH I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is a review of basic writing skills and basic grammar. Emphasis is placed on the composing process of sentences and paragraphs in standard American written English. Students will demonstrate these skills chiefly through the writing of well-developed, multi-sentence paragraphs. This course is NOT creditable toward degree or certificate requirements or grade point average. This course will be offered each term.

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ENG-093 BASIC ENGLISH II 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ENG-092 or satisfactory placement score. This course is a review of composition skills and grammar. Emphasis is placed on coherence and the use of a variety of sentence structures in the composing process and on standard American written English usage. Students will demonstrate these skills chiefly through the writing of paragraph blocks and short essays. This course is NOT creditable toward degree, diploma, or certificate requirements or grade point average. This course will be offered each term. ENG-100 VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL ENGLISH I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ENG-092 or satisfactory placement score. This course is designed to enhance reading and writing skills for the workplace. Emphasis is placed on technical reading, job-related vocabulary, sentence writing, punctuation, and spelling with substantial focus on occupational performance requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to identify main ideas with supporting details and produce mechanically correct short writings appropriate to the workplace. This course is NOT creditable toward degree, diploma, or certificate requirements or grade point average. This course will be offered each term. ENG-101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory placement scores or successful completion of RDG-083 and the successful completion of either ENG-093 or ENG-100. English Composition I provides instruction and practice in the writing of at least six extended compositions and the development of analytical and critical reading skills and basic reference and documentation skills in the composition process. English Composition I may include instruction and practice in library usage. This course will be offered each term. ENG-102 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: A grade of “C” or better in ENG-101 English Composition II provides instruction and practice in the writing of six formal, analytical essays, at least one of which is a research project using outside sources and/or references effectively and legally. Additionally, English Composition II provides instruction in the development of analytical and critical reading skills in the composition process. English Composition II may include instruction and practice in library usage. This course will be offered each term. ENG-130 TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ENG-101 This course provides instruction in the production of technical and/or scientific reports. Emphasis is placed on research, objectivity, organization, composition, documentation, and presentation of the report. Students will demonstrate the ability to produce a written technical or scientific report by following the prescribed process and format. This course will be offered each term. MTH-090 BASIC MATHEMATICS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This is a transitional course reviewing arithmetical principles and computations designed to help the student’s mathematical proficiency for selected curriculum entrance. This course is NOT creditable toward degree or certificate requirements or grade point average. This course will be offered each term. MTH-098 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MTH-090 or satisfactory placement score. This course is a review of the fundamental arithmetic and algebra operations. The topics include the numbers of ordinary arithmetic and their properties; integers and rational numbers; the solving of equations; polynomials and factoring; and an introduction to systems of equations and graphs. This course is NOT creditable toward degree or certificate requirements or grade point average. This course will not be offered each term.

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General Education

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MAH-101 INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MTH-090 or satisfactory placement score. This course is for students without a high school diploma or GED. This course is NOT creditable toward associate degree requirements. This course is a comprehensive review of arithmetic with basic algebra designed to meet the needs of certificate and diploma programs. Topics include business and industry related arithmetic and geometric skills used in measurement, ratio and proportion, exponents and roots, applications of percent, linear equations, formulas, and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems in their specific occupational areas of study. This course will be offered each term. MTH-103 INTRO TO TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MTH-098 or satisfactory placement score. This course is designed for the student in technology needing simple arithmetic, algebraic, and right triangle trigonometric skills. This course will be offered each term. MTH-104 PLANE TRIGONOMETRY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: MTH 103 or MTH-100 This course emphasizes such topics as the solution of triangles, vectors, geometric concepts and complex numbers. This course will be offered two terms each year. MTH-100 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MTH-098 or satisfactory placement score. This course provides a study of algebraic techniques such as linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, systems of equations, and operations with exponents and radicals. Functions and relations are introduced and graphed with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics. This course will be offered each term. MTH-110 FINITE MATHEMATICS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: MTH-100 This course is intended to give an overview of topics in finite mathematics together with their applications, and is taken primarily by students who are not majoring in science, engineering, commerce, or mathematics (i.e., students who are not required to take Calculus). This course will draw on and significantly enhance the student’s arithmetic and algebraic skills. The course includes sets, counting, permutations, combinations, basic probability (including Baye’s Theorem), and introduction to statistics (including work with the Binomial Distributions and Normal Distributions), matrices and their applications to Markov chains and decision theory. Additional topics may include symbolic logic, linear models, linear programming, the simplex method and applications. This course will be offered each term. MTH-116 MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: MTH-090 or appropriate mathematics placement score. This course provides practical applications of mathematics and includes selected topics from consumer math and algebra. Some topics included are integers, percent, interest, ratio and proportion, metric system, probability, linear equations and problem solving. MUS-101 MUSIC APPRECIATION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: As required by program. This course is designed for non-music majors and requires no previous musical experience. It is a survey course that incorporates several modes of instruction including lecture, guided listening, and similar experiences involving music. The course will cover a minimum of three (3) stylistic periods, provide a multi-cultural perspective, and include both vocal and instrumental genres. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of music fundamentals, the aesthetic/stylistic characteristics of historical periods, and an aural perception of style and structure in music.

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General Education

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ORI-101 ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: As required by program. This course aids new students in their transition to the institution; exposes new students to the broad educational opportunities of the institution; and integrates new students into the life of the institution. PHY-115 TECHNICAL PHYSICS 3 2 4 PREREQUISITE: MTH-103 or MTH-100 Technical Physics is an algebra based physics course designed to utilize modular concepts to include motion, forces, torque, work energy, heat, waves/sound, and electricity. Results of physics education research and physics applications in the workplace are used to improve the student’s understanding of physics in technical areas. Upon completion, students will be able to define motion and describe specific module concepts, utilize microcomputers to generate motion diagrams, understand the nature of contact forces and distinguish passive forces, work cooperatively to set up laboratory exercises and demonstrate applications of module-specific concepts. PHY-120 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 3 2 4 PREREQUISITE: MTH-098 or higher This course provides an introduction to general physics for non-science majors. Topics in fundamentals of mechanics, properties of matter, heat and termperature, simple harmonic motion, SHM, waves and sound, electric and magnetism, optics and modern physics. Laboratory is required. PSY-200 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RDG-083 and ENG-093 or satisfactory placement score. This course is a survey of behavior with emphasis upon psychological processes. This course includes the biological bases for behavior, thinking, emotion, motivation, and the nature and development of personality. This course will be offered each term. PSY-210

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

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PREREQUISITE: PSY-200 This course is the study of the psychological, social, and physical factors that affect human behavior from conception to death. RDG-083 TRANSITIONAL READING I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to assist students whose placement test scores indicate difficulty with decoding skills, comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills. This course is NOT creditable toward degree or certificate requirements or grade point average. This course will be offered each term. SPC-103 ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory placement scores or successful completion of RDG-083 and the successful completion of either ENG-093 or ENG-100. This course is for students without a high school diploma or GED. This course is not creditable toward associate degree requirements. This course introduces the basic concepts of interpersonal communication and the oral communication skills necessary to interact with co-workers and customers, and to work effectively in teams. Topics include overcoming barriers to effective communication, effective listening, applying the principles of persuasion, utilizing basic dynamics of group discussion, conflict resolution, and positive communication patterns in the business setting. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, develop a businesslike personality, and effectively present themselves before coworkers and the public. SPH-106 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory placement scores or successful completion of RDG-083 and the successful completion of either ENG-093 or ENG-100. This course is a performance course that includes the principles of human communication: intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public. It surveys current communication theory and provides practical application. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Graphic Design

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Graphic Design Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. K Program Information Graphic Design is a vital component of the communications people receive each day. Personal, professional, business, and industry transactions could not exist without visual images. Today, graphic arts has become a “high-tech� field and the technical skills and knowledge base necessary to produce printed products has grown astronomically. Many skilled technicians with training and expertise in different specialized areas are necessary for Graphic Design businesses to operate successfully. In the Graphic Design program at Trenholm State Technical College, students receive instruction in graphic design, web design, new media, graphic image generation, lithographic press operation, screen printing, and various other areas of study to stay abreast of the rapidly advancing technology in the Graphic Design industry. With dedication and commitment to this program, a student will be able to achieve a degree of skill enabling him or her to graduate and obtain employment in the Graphic Design industry.

Occupational Choices Demand for graphic designers should increase because of the rapidly expanding market for Web-based information and expansion of the video entertainment market, including television, movies, video, and made-for-Internet outlets. Graphic designers with Web site design and animation experience will be needed especially as demand increases for design projects for interactive media-Web sites, video games, cellular telephones, and other technology. Demand for graphic designers also will increase as advertising firms create print and Web marketing and promotional materials for a growing number of products and services. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts median annual total cash compensation for entry-level designers was $35,000. Staff-level graphic designers earned a median salary of $45,000. Senior designers, who may supervise junior staff or have some decision-making authority that reflects their knowledge of graphic design, earned a median salary of $62,000. Solo designers who freelanced or worked under contract to another company reported median earnings of $60,000. Design directors, the creative heads of design firms or in-house corporate design departments, earned $98,600. Graphic designers with ownership or partnership interests in a firm or who were principals of the firm in some other capacity earned $113,000. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Graphic Design Certificate in Graphic Design Short Term Certificate in Graphic Design Emphasis: Design Emphasis: Layout

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Associate Degree Certificate Short Term Cert 1 Short Term Cert 2

6 Terms 4 Terms 2 Terms 2 Terms

76 46 18 18

$10,108 $6,118 $2,394 $2,394

$300 $300 $300 $300

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Supplies

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* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Graphic Design

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Graphic Design Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Required Program Courses – 33 Hours GRD-101 Introduction to Graphics GRD-112 Layout and Design GRD-114 Illustration Graphics GRD-116 Photoshop GRD-118 Graphics Design Techniques GRD-150 Web Design GRD-190 Portfolio Preparation GRD-212 Publication Design GRD-214 Illustration Design Techniques GRD-216 Photoshop Techniques GRD-290 Portfolio Presentation Required Academic Courses – 22 Hours ORI-101 Orientation to College ENG-101 English Composition I ENG-102 English Composition II or ENG-130 Technical Writing ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation PSY-200 General Psychology CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications MTH-116 Mathematical Applications

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PROGRAM COURSE ELECTIVES - 21 Hours – see approved list Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; 2,368 Contact Hours Approved Electives: GRD-121 GRD-137 GRD-143 GRD-160 GRD-164 GRD-170 GRD-171 GRD-175 GRD-183 GRD-187 GRD-219 GRD-221 GRD-225 GRD-230 GRD-235 GRD-237 GRD-240 GRD-243 GRD-250 GRD-261 GRD-262 GRD-263 GRD-264 GRD-265 GRD-271 GRD-275 GRD-283 GRD-287 GRD-292 GRD-293 GRD-294 GRD-295 GRD-296 GRD-297 GRD-298

Digital Photography Foundation 3-D Fundamentals Digital Video Foundation Production Procedures Illustration Design Production Processes Digital Photography Techniques Web Graphics Digital Video Production 3-D Animation Photoshop Imaging Conceptual Digital Photography Publication Studio Basic Multimedia Presentation Advanced Multimedia Production 3-D Graphics and Animation Graphic Sofware Exploration Digital Video Effects Web Media Design Studio I Design Studio II Design Studio III Illustration Design Studio Package Design Studio Digital Photography Studio Web Design Studio Digital Video Studio 3-D Studio Practicum / Coop Practicum / Coop Practicum / Coop Graphic Trends Graphic Trends Graphic Trends Graphic Trends

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Graphic Design

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Requirements for Certificate Graphic Design Course #

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Course Title

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Required Program Courses GRD-101 GRD-112 GRD-114 GRD-116 GRD-118 GRD-150 GRD-190 GRD-212 GRD-214 GRD-216

Introduction to Graphics Layout and Design Illustration Graphics Photoshop Graphics Design Techniques Web Design Portfolio Preparation Publication Design Illustration Design Techniques Photoshop Techniques

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Orientation to College English Composition I Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation General Psychology Introduction to Information Systems Mathematical Applications

Total Hours: 46 Credit Hours; 1,120 Contact Hours

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Graphic Design

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Graphic Design Emphasis: Design Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Course Title

GRD-101 GRD-112 GRD-114 GRD-116 GRD-118 ORI-101

Introduction to Graphics Layout and Design Illustration Graphics Photoshop Graphics Design Techniques Orientation to College

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Total Hours: 16 Credit Hours; 416 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Graphic Design Emphasis: Layout Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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GRD-150 GRD-190 GRD-212 GRD-214 GRD-216 ORI-101

Web Design Portfolio Preparation Publication Design Illustration Design Techniques Photoshop Techniques Orientation to College

Total Hours: 16 Credit Hours; 480 Contact Hours

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Graphic Design

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Course Descriptions for Graphic Design (GRD)

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GRD-101 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHICS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the student to the Graphic Design industry. Emphasis is placed on visual language vocabularies, the elements and principles of design, typography, creative problem solving, design processes, current design technologies, and professional expectations of graphic designers. This is a CORE course. GRD-112 LAYOUT AND DESIGN 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to layout and design principles using current software. Topics include importing, combining and manipulating text, graphic elements, and images for composite layout. Upon completion, students should be able to design and layout various projects at a professional level for production. This a CORE course. Note: This course is also taught as CAT 123. GRD-114 ILLUSTRATION GRAPHICS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the use of vector based software for preparing illustrations for output using form, balance, repetition, proportion, and color theory. Emphasis is placed on creating clip art, logos, and illustrations to be reproduced in print and electronic media. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully prepare scalable artwork for production. This is a CORE course. Note: GRD-116 PHOTOSHOP 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to digital imaging software. Emphasis is placed on painting and editing, creating special effects, basic image corrections, photo retouching, preparing images for web publications and creating color separations. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the different tools, work with multiple layer images, retouch a photograph, create special effects and prepare an image for a web publication. This is a CORE course. Note: This course is also taught as CAT 120. GRD-118 GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNIQUES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the different creative processes involved to produce professional graphic designs. Emphasis is placed on the student developing a standard of design quality to be used throughout the graphic design program and professional life. GRD-121 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the creative process of digital photography. Emphasis is placed on the components, accessories, and maintenance of a digital camera. Upon completion a student will comprehend how to compose and shoot a picture using a digital camera. GRD-137 3-D FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to fundamental concepts, principles, and practices of 3D digital modeling and 3D modeling and rendering software. Students are given instruction in 3D modeling techniques including: production of geometric and organic surfaces and forms using NURBS (Nonuniform rational B-spline), polygon construction and sub-divisional surfaces.

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Graphic Design

Course #

Course Title

185 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Credit Hours

GRD-143 DIGITAL VIDEO FOUNDATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to the basic knowledge and development of digital video and audio. Students are introduced to creating digital video productions and editing techniques. Emphasis is placed on aesthetics and techniques of digital video and audio recording and non-linear editing. GRD-150 WEB DESIGN 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on the necessary technical tools and design principles used for creating and posting web sites. Emphasis is placed on software and the creation and maintenance of a web site. Upon completion, students should be able to design, implement and maintain a web site. GRD-160 PRODUCTION PROCEDURES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to the stages and procedures necessary to prepare conceptual artwork for print. Traditional as well as contemporary production methods are explored. Students will develop and enhance interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work with clients, peers and suppliers involved in the print production process. GRD-164 ILLUSTRATION DESIGN 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the use of vector based software for preparing illustrations for output using form, balance, repetition, proportion, and color theory. Emphasis is placed on expanding the student’s ability to create illustrations to communicate concepts and ideas. GRD-170 PRODUCTION PROCESSES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to the stages and procedures necessary to prepare conceptual artwork for print. Traditional as well as contemporary production methods are explored. Students will develop and enhance interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work with clients, peers and suppliers involved in the print production process. GRD-171 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on picture composition, lighting, camera angles, depth of field and camera settings to create a visual impression. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to shoot and present photographic work in various delivery platforms. Design concepts are reinforced in this course for use with all media types. GRD-175 WEB GRAPHICS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on creating original graphics for the web. Students will design images for backgrounds, text, graphic formats, navigation, and animation. Students will learn to use appropriate colors, file formats, and compression methods in designing web graphics and layouts. GRD-183 DIGITAL VIDEO 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on production planning, camera techniques, lighting, audio, and advanced non-linear editing. Students will work independently or in small groups to develop, capture, edit, and deliver digital video projects while also learning compression and delivery standards. GRD-187 3-D ANIMATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on a series of project-based lessons designed to guide students through the process of creating and generating an animation. Emphasis is placed on animation, texture map, adding visual effects and rendering techniques using lighting, camera, and color manipulation within a current 3D Modeling and Animation software. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Graphic Design

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Course Title

186 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Credit Hours

GRD-190 PORTFOLIO PREPARATION 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes the preparation of artwork for a portfolio presentation. Topics include production of a portfolio for presentation at the completion of the first year of course work. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and produce a portfolio for presentation. GRD-212 PUBLICATION DESIGN 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course further prepares students for publication layout and design principles incorporating creative software. Topics include importing, combining and manipulating text, graphic elements, and images for composite layout. Emphasis is placed on using elements of multiple design software applications to produce professional publications. GRD-214 ILLUSTRATION DESIGN TECHNIQUES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course further develops the student’s ability to communicate visually by incorporating raster and vector imagery for illustration purposes. Emphasis is placed on creating complex illustrations that communicates an idea or concept. GRD-216 PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course further enhances the student’s experience with digital imaging software. Emphasis is placed on the development of intermediate level skills in the use of Photoshop for the purpose of creating and manipulating imagery that communicates an idea or concept. GRD-219 PHOTOSHOP IMAGING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course draws from the student’s previous experiences to enhance their use of digital imaging software. Emphasis is placed on the development of advanced level skills in the use of Photoshop for the purpose of creating and manipulating imagery that communicates an idea or concept. GRD-221 CONCEPTUAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows the student to create powerful images through different utilizations of light, perspective, and composition. Advanced camera functions, software and final image output are explored. Emphasis is placed on improving the students’ photographic skills by encouraging discovery of personal style. GRD-225 PUBLICATION STUDIO 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows the student to draw from his/her creative talent and previous course work to design and prepare complex publications for printing. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to use creative problem solving techniques to manage a project from concept to completion. GRD-230 BASIC MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers basic desktop electronic imaging technology and multimedia presentation development and production. Emphasis is placed on preparation and production of multimedia presentations with a variety of computer hardware and software. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and produce multimedia presentations. GRD-235 ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers advanced desktop electronic imaging technology and multimedia presentation development and production. Emphasis is placed on preparation and production of multimedia presentations with a variety of computer hardware and software. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and produce multimedia presentations. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Graphic Design

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Course Title

187 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Credit Hours

GRD-237 3-D GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None Building on previously learned skills this course is a series of project-based lessons designed to guide students through the process of creating and generating an animation. Emphasis is placed on animation, texture map, adding visual effects and rendering techniques using lighting, camera, and color manipulation within a current 3D Modeling and Animation software. GRD-240 GRAPHIC SOFTWARE EXPLORATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows students to explore various graphic software applications that are not offered in a traditional classroom setting. Emphasis is placed on typography, 3-D graphics, and photo imaging. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the knowledge learned to enhance existing skills. GRD-243 DIGITAL VIDEO EFFECTS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on the creation of 2D visual effects in digital video productions. Emphasis is placed on keyframe, chroma key screen, composition, and proper rendering techniques. Students will conceptualize and create an original scene for a movie, TV, or video game. GRD-250 WEB MEDIA 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course focuses on creating original graphics for the web. Students will design web based media, animation, and navigation for the purpose of human interface design. Emphasis is placed on techniques and technologies for designing web media in which interactivity is the focus. GRD-261 DESIGN STUDIO I 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows students to create, design and produce a corporate image project. Emphasis is placed on the integration of graphic design skills, typography, creative visual problem-solving, and professional presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to apply skills to design projects from concept to implementation. GRD-262 DESIGN STUDIO II 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows students to create, design and produce a corporate image project. Emphasis is placed on the integration of graphic design skills, typography, creative visual problem-solving, and professional presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to apply skills to design projects from concept to implementation. GRD-263 DESIGN STUDIO III 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows students to create, design and produce a corporate image project. Emphasis is placed on the integration of graphic design skills, typography, creative visual problem-solving, and professional presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to apply skills to design projects from concept to implementation. GRD-264 ILLUSTRATION DESIGN STUDIO 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to allow the student to draw on their previous illustrative work to communicate. Classes are designed around a series of problems and illustration experiences for which there are no pre-established solutions. Emphasis is placed on the student’s illustrative ability to create a visual image that communicates an idea or concept. GRD-265 PACKAGE DESIGN STUDIO 0 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to allow the student to draw on their previous course work to produce a prototype package design. Classes are designed to allow students to explore the form and function of 3-D packaging. Emphasis is placed on designing and constructing containers and/or displays for various products. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Graphic Design

Course #

Course Title

188 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

GRD-271 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows the student to develop photographic skills in professional, editorial and studio photography. The use of advanced digital photography techniques and processes will be expected, including studio photography with portrait figure, still life, and architectural form, as well as black-and-white, and color formats. GRD-275 WEB DESIGN STUDIO 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows the student to design and produce a project suitable for use on the web. Emphasis is placed on creating an original concept in which the successful design and implementation of a web site is achieved. It must serve as an effective communication tool using current technologies and user interaction. Students will design and implement effective web sites that can be included in their portfolios. GRD-283 DIGITAL VIDEO STUDIO 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows the student to design and produce a project suitable for use in a movie, TV, or video game. Emphasis is placed on creating an original concept, storyboarding, production, and post-production processing. The student will document each stage of the project’s development. The project will be presented for critique and evaluation at each of the developmental stages. GRD-287 3-D STUDIO 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows the student to design and produce a project suitable for digital animation, 3D design, or game development. Emphasis is placed on creating an original concept, storyboarding, and post-production processing. The student will document each stage of the project’s development. The project will be presented for critique and evaluation at each of the developmental stages. GRD-290 PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes the preparation of artwork and a resume for portfolio presentation. Topics include production of a resume and portfolio for presentation during the second year of course work. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and produce a resume and portfolio for presentation. GRD-292 PRACTICUM / COOP 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed for the student to obtain real work experience in the graphic arts industry. Emphasis is placed on instruction by a qualified graphic artist in a work situation and producing printable assignments using current technology. Upon completion, students should be able to work in a graphic arts environment with little or no supervision. GRD-293 PRACTICUM / COOP 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed for the student to obtain real work experience in the graphic arts industry. Emphasis is placed on instruction by a qualified graphic artist in a work situation and producing printable assignments using current technology. Upon completion, students should be able to work in a graphic arts environment with little or no supervision. GRD-294 PRACTICUM / COOP 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed for the student to obtain real work experience in the graphic arts industry. Emphasis is placed on instruction by a qualified graphic artist in a work situation and producing printable assignments using current technology. Upon completion, students should be able to work in a graphic arts environment with little or no supervision.

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Graphic Design

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189 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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GRD-295 GRAPHIC TRENDS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers current trends and practices in the graphic arts industry. Emphasis is placed on software programs that are currently being used by professionals. Upon completion, students should be able to use applicable current software. GRD-296 GRAPHIC TRENDS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers current trends and practices in the graphic arts industry. Emphasis is placed on software programs that are currently being used by professionals. Upon completion, students should be able to use applicable current software. GRD-297 GRAPHIC TRENDS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers current trends and practices in the graphic arts industry. Emphasis is placed on software programs that are currently being used by professionals. Upon completion, students should be able to use applicable current software. GRD-298 GRAPHIC TRENDS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers current trends and practices in the graphic arts industry. Emphasis is placed on software programs that are currently being used by professionals. Upon completion, students should be able to use applicable current software.

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Industrial Electronics Technology

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Industrial Electronics Technology Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. Q Program Information A degree in Industrial Electronics will provide the knowledge to begin a career in the field of maintenance and installation of industrialized computer-controlled machinery and robotics. The program introduces the fundamentals of electricity, electronics, digital techniques, microprocessors, data communications, electronic communications, computer repair, programmable logic controllers, automated electronic applications for industrial applications, and consumer electronics. Students graduating with an Applied Technology Degree in Electronics may receive without testing and upon application, a Class III Certification from NARTE (National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers). National Certification tests such as CET, FCC, and NARTE are given in the department.

Occupational Choices Many electronics technicians work as telephone installers, repairers, electronic repairers, office machine repairers, and data processing equipment repairers. Others work for hospitals, electronic repair shops, and firms that provide maintenance under contract. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The average full time wage for an electronics technician is $17,510 to $61,290. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Industrial Electronics Technology Short Term Certificate in Industrial Electronics Technology Emphasis: Electronics/Instrumentation/Electrical Technicians Helper

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree 5 Terms Short Term Certificate 2 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

73 28

$9,709 $3,724

$700 $700

$500 $300

$200 $100

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Industrial Electronics Technology

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Industrial Electronics Technology Lab Contact Hours/Wk

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Second Semester ILT-162 Solid State Fundamentals ILT-167 AC/DC Machinery and Controls I ILT-129 PC Hardware ELT-209 Motor Controls I ENG-101 English Composition I

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Third Semester ILT-163 Digital Fundamentals ILT-201 Industrial Electronics ILT-202 Industrial Electronics Lab ELT-234 P L C Applications MTH-104 Plane Trigonometry

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First Semester ILT-160 DC Fundamentals ILT-161 AC Fundamentals PSY-200 General Psychology MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ORI-101 Orientation to College

Fourth Semester ILT-181 Special Topics OR ELT-181 Special Topics ILT-224 Electronic Communications ILT-225 Electronic Communications Lab ELT-231 Introduction to Programmable Controllers ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Fifth Semester ILT-216 Industrial Robotics ILT-217 Industrial Robotics Lab ILT-262 Certification Preparation ELT-232 Advanced Programmable Controls II ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation Total Hours: 73 Credit Hours; 1,712 Contact Hours

A Class III NARTE (National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers) Certificate is granted upon completion of the Associate in Applied Technology Degree.

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Industrial Electronics Technology

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Industrial Electronics Technology Emphasis: Electronics/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician’s Helper

Course #

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First Semester ELT-209 Motor Controls 1 ILT-160 DC Fundamentals ILT-161 AC Fundamentals CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester ILT-129 PC Hardware ILT-162 Solid State Fundamentals ILT-163 Digital Fundamentals ILT-167 AC/DC Machinery and Controls I ILT-169 Hydraulics/Pneumatics Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 704 Contact Hours

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Course Descriptions for Industrial Electronics Technology (ILT) Course #

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ILT-129 PERSONAL COMPUTER (PC) HARDWARE 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course covers PC Hardware terminology, component purpose, configuration, pricing and selecting components and systems, for assembling, repairing, and upgrading IBM compatible computers. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to describe the basic systems of a PC and be able to perform disassembly and assembly of same. ILT-160 DC FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides a study of atomic theory, direct current (DC), properties of conductors and insulators, direct current characteristics of series, parallel, and series parallel circuits. Inductors and capacitors are introduced and their effects on DC circuits are examined. Students are prepared to analyze complex DC circuits, solve for unknown circuits variables and to use basic electronic test equipment. This course also provides hands on laboratory exercises to analyze, construct, test, and troubleshoot direct current circuits. Emphasis is placed on the use of scientific calculator and the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot DC and to prove the theories taught during classroom instruction. This is a CORE course. ILT-161 AC FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides a study of the theory of alternating current (AC). Students are prepared to analyze complex AC circuit configurations with resistor, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe AC circuits and explain the function of AC such as RLC, impedance, phase relationships and power factor. This course also provides hands-on laboratory exercises to analyze alternating current using a variety of circuit configurations with resistors, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Emphasis is placed on the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot AC circuits to prove the theories taught. This is a CORE course. ILT-162 SOLID STATE FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course provides instruction in basic solid state theory beginning with atomic structure and including devices such as diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, amplifiers, thyristors, operational amplifiers, oscillator and power supply circuits. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of solid-state devices, proper biasing and amplifier circuit analysis and the use of test equipment to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair typical solid-state device circuits. This course also provides the opportunity for students to apply the solid-state principles and theories learned in class in the laboratory setting. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of solid-state devices, proper biasing and amplifier circuit analysis and the use of test equipment to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair typical solid-state device circuits. This is a CORE course. ILT-163 DIGITAL FUNDAMENTALS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course provides instruction on basic logic gates, flip-flops, registers, counters, microprocessor/computer fundamentals, analog to digital conversion, and digital analog conversion. Emphasis is placed on number systems, Boolean algebra, combination logic circuits, sequential logic circuits, and typical microprocessor data manipulation and storage. This course also has an embedded lab with exercises designed to develop skills required by industry. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze digital circuits, draw timing diagrams, determine output of combinational and sequential logic circuits and diagnose and troubleshoot electronic components as well as demonstrate knowledge of microprocessor and computer circuits. This is a CORE course.

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Course Title

194 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Credit Hours

ILT-167 AC/DC MACHINERY AND CONTROLS I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course provides the student with knowledge in AC/DC machinery and controls. Topics include the characteristics and operating principles of the different types of AC/DC generators and motors, manual and automatic starters and controllers. The lab enables students to test, troubleshoot and repair AC/DC Machinery and controls. Upon completion, the student will be able to apply practical skills in AC/DC machinery. ILT-169 HYDRAULICS/PNEUMATICS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course provides an introduction to hydraulics/pneumatics. Topics include hydraulic pumps, pneumatic compressors work and system components such as valves, filters, regulators, actuators, accumulators, and lubricators. The lab enables students to test, troubleshoot and repair hydraulic pumps, pneumatic compressors work and system components such as valves, filters, regulators, actuators, accumulators, and lubricators. Upon completion, students will be able to apply principles of hydraulic/pneumatics. ILT-201 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course covers applications of electronics in the industry with a major emphasis on microprocessors as applied to data acquisition and machine control. Topics include A/D and D/A conversion, signal conditioning, sensors and transducers, control devices, stepper motors, and microprocessor interfacing. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to describe the operation of various sensors, signal conditioning, A/D and D/A conversion, and control devices, as well as, perform necessary calculations. ILT-202 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS LAB 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course demonstrates the concepts, devices, and applications of electronics in industrial processes. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to construct, evaluate, and calibrate basic industrial sensing and control circuits. ILT-216 INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course covers principles of electro-mechanical devices. Topics include the principles, concepts, and techniques involved in interfacing microcomputers to various electro-mechanical devices to produce geographical movement. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of electro-mechanical devices. ILT-217 INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS LAB 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This lab covers the principles, concepts, and techniques involved in interfacing microcomputers to various electromechanical devices to produce geographical movement. Upon completion students should be able to apply the principles of electro-mechanical devices. ILT-224 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course provides the student with knowledge in electronic circuits used in amplitude, frequency, and phase modulation communication systems. Topics include modulation and detection techniques, antennas and transmission lines. Upon completion, students should be able to apply principles of filters, oscillators, classes of amplifiers, and resonance. ILT-225 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS LAB 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This lab focuses on electronic circuits used in amplitude, frequency, and phase modulation communication systems. Topics include modulation and detection techniques, antennas and transmission lines. Upon completion, students should be able to apply principles of filters, oscillators, classes of amplifiers, and resonance.

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Industrial Electronics Technology

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Course Title

195 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

ILT-262 CERTIFICATION PREPARATION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course provides an overview of electrical/electronics principles to prepare the student for the CET exam. Upon completion, students should be able to pass the CET exam and be classified as a national certified electronic technician. ILT-271 INDEPENDENT STUDY 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: ILT-160 and ILT-161 This course is designed to allow students to independently study various topics related to instrumentation technology. Emphasis is placed on the refinement or advancement of a particular skill or skills. Upon completion, students should be able to perform specific job related functions according to standard operating procedures.

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Industrial Maintenance Technology

196

Industrial Maintenance Technology Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. E Program Information The Industrial Maintenance Technology Program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is a Multi-Craft curriculum. Many crafts are a part of the training process. Craft related instructors teach their respective crafts. HVAC (Heating and Air Conditioning) instructors teach two HVAC classes. The Machine Tool class is taught by the Machine Tool instructor. Basic Electrical and Mechanical classes are taught by the Maintenance Department instructors. As a Multi-Craft Technician in an industrial setting, knowledge and skills in the areas of Basic Electrical, Plant Automation, and Basic Robotic Maintenance and Programmable Logic Controller are required. Limited Machine Tool Technology and Environmental Controls are also crafts or skills needed. Hydraulics and Pneumatics are a major area of related skills included in the curriculum.

Occupational Choices An industrial maintenance mechanic installs, repairs, replaces, and dismantles the machinery and heavy equipment used in almost every industry. These responsibilities require a wide range of skills, from blueprint reading to diagnosing and solving mechanical problems. Rigging, lifting, and setting up equipment require the skills of an industrial mechanic. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage As the population and economy grow and new commercial and industrial structures are built; more technicians will be needed to maintain industrial machinery. The average full-time annual wage for an industrial equipment mechanic is $20,810 to $55,590. In addition to wages, most mechanics receive benefits including health and life insurance, pension plans, paid vacation, annual leave and sick days. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Industrial Maintenance Technology Emphasis: Multi-craft Short Term Certificate in Industrial Maintenance Technology Emphasis: Millwright Helper

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree 5 Terms Short Term Certificate 2 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

75 27

$9,975 $3,591

$800 $600

$650 0

Supplies

0 0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Industrial Maintenance Technology

197

Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Industrial Maintenance Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester INT-117 Principles of Industrial Mechanics INT-215 Troubleshooting Technique INT-180 Special Topics INT-101 DC Fundamentals MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester INT-105 Introduction to Process Technology INT-109 Components of Material Handling INT-110 Automated Material Handling INT-103 AC Fundamentals CIS-130 Intro to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications Third Semester INT-118 Fundamentals of Industrial Pneumatics and Hydraulics INT-134 Principles of Industrial Maintenance Welding and Metal Cutting Techniques INT-184 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers MTH-104 Plane Trigonometry or PHY 120 Intro to Physics Fourth Semester ACR-111 Principles of Refrigeration INT-119 Principles of Mechanical Measurement & Technical Drawing INT-113 Industrial Motor Control I ENG-101 English Composition I PSY-200 General Psychology Fifth Semester INT-288 Applied Principles of Programmable Controllers ACR-147 Refrigeration Transition and Recovery MTT-100 Machining Technology I ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fund of Oral Communication ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation Total Hours: 75 Credit Hours; 1,808 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Industrial Maintenance Technology Emphasis: Millwright Helper

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Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester INT-117 Principles of Industrial Mechanics INT-118 Fundamentals of Industrial Pneumatics and Hydraulics INT-180 Special Topics INT-101 DC Fundamentals ORI-101 Orientation to College

2 2 0 2 1

3 3 4 3 0

3 3 2 3 1

Second Semester INT-105 Introduction to Process Technology INT-109 Components of Material Handling INT-103 AC Fundamentals ACR-111 Principles of Refrigeration ACR-147 Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Theory

2 2 2 1 3

3 3 3 5 0

3 3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 27 Credit Hours; 704 Contact Hours

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Industrial Maintenance Technology

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Course Descriptions for Industrial Maintenance Technology (INT) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

INT-101 DC FUNDAMENTALS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides a study of atomic theory, direct current (DC), properties of conductors and insulators, direct current characteristics of series, parallel, and series parallel circuits. Inductors and capacitors are introduced and their effects on DC circuits are examined. Students are prepared to analyze complex DC circuits, solve for unknown circuits variables and to use basic electronic test equipment. This course also provides hands on laboratory exercises to analyze, construct, test, and troubleshoot direct current circuits. Emphasis is placed on the use of scientific calculator and the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot DC and to prove the theories taught during classroom instruction. This is a CORE course. Supports CIP Codes: 15.0303, 47.0105, 46.0302, and 47.0609. This course is also taught as ETC 101, EET 103, ILT 160, ELT 108. INT-103 AC FUNDAMENTALS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides a study of the theory of alternating current (AC). Students are prepared to analyze complex AC circuit configurations with resistor, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe AC circuits and explain the function of A.C. such as RLC, impedance, phase relationships and power factor. This course also provides hands on laboratory exercises to analyze alternating current using a variety of circuit configurations with resistors, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Emphasis is placed on the operation of common test equipment used to analyze and troubleshoot AC circuits to prove the theories taught. This is a CORE course. Supports CIP Codes: 15.0303, 47.0105, 46.0302, and 47.0609. This course is also taught as ETC 102, EET 104, ILT 161, ELT 109. INT-105 INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS TECHNOLOGY 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to process control technology and various instruments used to control processes. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend principles of process control technology and the application of various instruments used to control processes in an industrial setting. INT-109 COMPONENTS OF MATERIAL HANDLING 2 3 3 PREQUISITTES: None This course focuses on the different modes of handling manufactured goods or products. Topics include the installation, operation, and maintenance of the material handling process components. Emphasis is placed on determining control limits, performing scheduled maintenance, and troubleshooting performance or function failures. Upon completion, students should be able to install, operate, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot a simulated material handling system.

INT-110 AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLING 2 3 3 PREREQUISITES: None This course focuses on the automatic function and control of different modes of handling manufactured goods oro products. Topics include the development of a simulated condition of control parameters with-in the material handling process, determining control limits, and performing root cause analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to write start-up and shut-down procedures, operate, monitor, and control plant material handling systems at the system wide level. INT-113 INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROL I 1 4 3 PREREQUISITES: None This course focuses on information regarding industrial motor controls and basic information regarding process logic controllers. Upon completion students will be able to remove, replace, and wire different types of control devices for operating industrial motors.

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Course Title

200 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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Credit Hours

INT-117 PRINCIPLES OF INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction in basic physics concepts applicable to mechanics of industrial production equipment. Topics include the basic application of mechanical principles with emphasis on power transmission, specific mechanical components, alignment, and tension. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic troubleshooting, repair and maintenance functions on industrial production equipment. This is a CORE course. INT-118

FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS 2 3 3 AND PNEUMATICS PREREQUISITE: None This course includes the fundamental concepts and theories for the safe operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems used with industrial production equipment. Topics include the physical concepts, theories, laws, air flow characteristics, actuators, valves, accumulators, symbols, circuitry, filters, servicing safety, and preventive maintenance and the application of these concepts to perform work. Upon completion, students should be able to service and perform preventive maintenance functions on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. This is a CORE course. INT-119 PRIN OF MECH MEASUREMENT & TECH DRAWING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction in the use of precision measuring tools and the interpretation of technical drawings. Topics include the use of calipers, micrometers, steel rules, dial indicators, identifying types of lines and symbols of technical drawings, recognition and interpretation of various types of views, tolerances, and dimensions. Upon course completion, students will be able to use precision measuring tools and interpret technical drawings. INT-134

PRINCIPLES OF INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE WELDING AND METAL CUTTING TECHNIQUES 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of acetylene cutting and the basics of welding needed for the maintenance and repair of industrial production equipment. Topics include oxy-fuel safety, choice of cutting equipment, proper cutting angles, equipment setup, cutting plate and pipe, hand tools, types of metal welding machines, rod and welding joints, and common welding passes and beads. Upon course completion, students will demonstrate the ability to perform metal welding and cutting techniques necessary for repairing and maintaining industrial equipment. This is a CORE course. INT-180 SPECIAL TOPICS 0 4 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to allow students an opportunity to study directly related topics of particular interest which require the application of technical knowledge and technical skills. Emphasis is placed on the application of skills and knowledge with practical experiences. Upon completion, students should be able to solve job-related problems using technical skills and knowledge. INT-184 INTRO TO PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides an introduction to programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, the following: PLC hardware and software, numbering systems, installation, and programming. Upon completion, students must demonstrate their ability by developing, loading, debugging, and optimizing PLC programs. This course is also taught as AUT 114, ATM 211, ENT 204, ELT 231, ILT 194, IAT 160, and IET 231. INT-215 TROUBLESHOOTING TECHNIQUES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITES: None This course is designed to allow students an opportunity to study directly-related topics of particular interest which require the application of technical knowledge and technical skills. Emphasis is place on the application of skills and knowledge with practical experiences. Upon, completion, students should be able to solve job related problems using technical skills and knowledge.

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Course Title

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Credit Hours

INT-288 APPLIED PRIN OF PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides a comprehensive study in the theory and application of specific models of programmable logic controllers. Topics include hardware configuration, memory and addressing detail function of software, instruction types, system troubleshooting, and simple programming techniques.

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Machine Tool Technology

200

Machine Tool Technology Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. F Program Information Almost every product made by American industry contains metal parts or is manufactured by machines made with metal parts. With high demand for this type of equipment, Trenholm State Technical College offers a highly specialized program to prepare students to become general machinists. A machinist must use intricate technology to operate various metal-working machines and machine tools that cut, drill, grind, or otherwise form a piece of metal accurately into precise dimensions. TrenholmState offers several options in Machine Tool Technology that are designed to equip a student with the skills and technical knowledge needed to be a success in this interesting field. The student is assigned specific lab projects which must be completed while studying the theory directly related to the projects. Additionally, each student is taught to read blueprints, determine sequence of operations, make set-ups, and select the correct machines for the job.

Occupational Choices Machinists have a number of occupational choices, ranging from operation of basic machine tools such as drill presses to the more advanced classifications of tool and die makers. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The average full-time wage is variable dependent upon the size of the company offering employment. The current average full time wage is $30,710 - $31,270. The average fulltime wage for C.N.C. operator is $30,360, C.N.C. programmer $36,180, machinist $35,880, and tool and die maker $42,510. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Machine Tool Technology Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Machine Tool Technology Emphasis: Injection Mold Certificate in Machine Tool Technology Short Term Certificate in Machine Tool Technology Emphasis: CNC Emphasis: Engine Lathe Emphasis: Milling

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Associate Degree Certificate Short Term Cert 1 Short Term Cert 2 Short Term Cert 3

6 Terms 5 Terms 2 Terms 2 Terms 2 Terms

76 58 25 28 22

$10,108 $7,714 $3,325 $3,724 $2,926

$600 $600 $152 $152 $152

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* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Machine Tool Technology

201

Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Machine Tool Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester MTT-100 Machining Technology I or MTT-147 Introduction to Machine Shop I and MTT-148 Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab MTT-121 Basic Blueprint Reading for Machinists MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester MTT-103 Machining Technology II MTT-129 Lathe Operations OR MTT-134 Lathe Operation I AND MTT-135 Lathe Operation I Lab MTT-221 Advanced Blueprint Reading For Machinists Third Semester MTT-136 Milling Operations OR MTT-137 Milling I AND MTT-138 Milling I Lab MTH-104 CIS-130

Plane Trigonometry Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications

Fourth Semester MTT-140 Basic Computer Numerical Control Turning I MTT-243 CNC Turning Lab I MTT-244 CNC Turning Lab II ENG-101 English Composition I Fifth Semester MTT-141 Basic Computer Numerical Control Milling I MTT-241 CNC Milling Lab I MTT-242 CNC Milling Lab II ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Sixth Semester MTT-213 Advanced Computer Numerical Control Milling MTT-220 Computer Numerical Control Graphics: Milling PSY-200 General Psychology ART-100 Art Appreciation Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; 2080 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Machine Tool Technology Emphasis: Injection Mold

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Course Title

First Semester MTT-100 Machining Technology I OR MTT-147 Introduction to Machine Shop I AND MTT-148 Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab MTT-121 Basic Blueprint Reading for Machinists MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College

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Fourth Semester MTT-144 Electrical Discharge Machining I MTT-154 Metallurgy ENG-101 English Composition I PSY-200 General Psychology

1 2 3 3

4 2 0 0

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Fifth Semester MTT-110 Introduction to Injection Molding MTT-111 Introduction to Injection Molding Lab MTT-112 Injection Mold Design MTT-113 Injection Mold Design Lab

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Second Semester MTT-103 Machining Technology II OR MTT-149Introduction to Machine Shop II AND MTT-150 Introduction to Machine Shop II Lab MTT-129 Lathe Operations or MTT-134 Lathe Operation I and MTT-135 Lathe Operation I Lab MTT-221 Advanced Blueprint Reading For Machinists Third Semester MTT-136 Milling Operations OR MTT-137 Milling I AND MTT-138 Milling I Lab MTH-104 Plane Trigonometry CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications

Sixth Semester MTT-114 Advanced Injection Molding MTT-115 Advanced Injection Molding Lab ENG-130 Technical Report Writing OR ENG-102 English Composition II OR SPH-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication ART-100 Art Appreciation Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; 1920 Contact Hours H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Machine Tool Technology

203

Requirements for Certificate Machine Tool Technology Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester MTT-100 Machining Technology I OR MTT-147 Introduction to Machine Shop I AND MTT-148 Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab MTT-121 Basic Blueprint Reading for Machinists MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College

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Credit Hours

2

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6

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6 6

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Fourth Semester MTT-140 Basic Computer Numerical Control Turning I MTT-243 CNC Turning Lab I MTT-244 CNC Turning Lab II ART-100 Art Appreciation

1 0 0 3

4 6 6 0

3 3 3 3

Fifth Semester MTT-141 Basic Computer Numerical Control Milling I MTT-241 CNC Milling Lab I MTT-242 CNC Milling Lab II

1 0 0

4 6 6

3 3 3

Second Semester MTT-103 Machining Technology II MTT-129 Lathe Operations OR MTT-134 Lathe Operation I AND MTT-135 Lathe Operation I Lab Third Semester MTT-136 Milling Operations OR MTT-137 Milling I AND MTT-138 Milling I Lab ENG-101 English Composition I CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems OR CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications

Total Hours: 58 Credit Hours; 1,696 Contact Hours

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204

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Machine Tool Technology Emphasis: CNC Course #

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Course Title

First Semester MTT-100 Machining Technology I OR MTT-147 Introduction to Machine Shop I AND MTT-148 Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab MTT-140 Basic Computer Numerical Control Turning I MTT-243 CNC Turning Lab I MTT-244 CNC Turning Lab II ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester MTT-141 Basic Computer Numerical Control Milling I MTT-241 CNC Milling Lab I MTT-242 CNC Milling Lab II

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Machine Tool Technology Emphasis: Engine Lathe

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Course Title

First Semester MTT-100 Machining Technology I or MTT-147 Introduction to Machine Shop I and MTT-148 Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab MTT-121 Basic Blueprint Reading for Machinists MTH-103 Introduction to Technical Mathematics ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester MTT-103 Machining Technology II MTT-129 Lathe Operations OR MTT-134 Lathe Operation I AND MTT-135 Lathe Operation I Lab MTT-221 Advanced Blueprint Reading For Machinists Total Hours: 28 Credit Hours; 832 Contact Hours

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Machine Tool Technology Emphasis: Milling

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Course Title

First Semester MTT-100 Machining Technology I OR MTT-147 Introduction to Machine Shop I AND MTT-148 Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab MTT-121 Basic Blueprint Reading for Machinists ORI-101 Orientation to College Second Semester MTT-103 Machining Technology II OR MTT-149Introduction to Machine Shop II AND MTT-150 Introduction to Machine Shop II Lab MTT-136 Milling Operations OR MTT-137 Milling I AND MTT-138 Milling I Lab Total Hours : 22 Credit Hours; 736 Contact Hours

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Machine Tool Technology

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Course Descriptions for Machine Tool Technology (MTT) Course #

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MTT-100 MACHINING TECHNOLOGY I 2 12 6 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, grinding machines, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, grinding, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT 147/148 are suitable substitutes for this course. This course is also taught as AUT 152. MTT-103 MACHINING TECHNOLOGY II 2 12 6 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform intermediate level procedures of precision grinding and advanced operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning and milling. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT 149/150 are suitable substitutes for MTT 103. MTT-110 INTRODUCTION TO INJECTION MOLDING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None Students learn the fundamentals of injection molding operations, including molding terminology, machine part identification, operating safety, machine controls and machine startup and shutdown. Students are taught to identify common part defects such as short shots, flash, warp, surface defects, color changes and shrinkage. Students learn the properties of commonly used molding materials. MTT-111 INTRODUCTION TO INJECTION MOLDING LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None Students learn to safely operate an injection molding machine. Students learn to properly startup, set machine controls and shutdown a molding machine. MTT-112 INJECTION MOLD DESIGN 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None Students learn to identify the components of an injection mold such as mold base, sprue bushing, runner system, gates, vents, cavities, inserts and ejection system. Students learn the purpose of each component of an injection mold. Students learn common materials used to build an injection mold. MTT-113 INJECTION MOLD DESIGN LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None Students demonstrate proper and safe techniques to build components of an injection mold such as sprue bushings, runner systems, gates, vents, cavities, inserts and ejection systems. MTT-114 ADVANCED INJECTION MOLDING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-112 Students learn advanced applications in injection molding, including fill time, cycle time, melt temperature, part size and weight, injection pressure and clamp pressure. Students learn solutions for common part defects such as short shots, flash, warp, surface defects, color changes and shrinkage. MTT-115 ADVANCED INJECTION MOLDING LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None Students demonstrate advanced techniques in injection molding by adjusting machine settings to fix common molding problems.

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Machine Tool Technology

Course #

Course Title

207 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

MTT-121 BASIC PRINT READING FOR MACHINISTS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the basic principles of print reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT-129 LATHE OPERATIONS 2 12 6 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course includes more advanced lathe practices such as set-up procedures, work planning, inner- and outerdiameter operations, and inspection and process improvement. Additional emphasis is placed on safety procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to apply advanced lathe techniques. MTT 134/135 are suitable substitutes for MTT 129. This course is aligned with NIMS standards. This course is also taught as AUT 258. MTT-134 LATHE OPERATIONS I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes more advanced lathe practices such as set-up procedures, work planning, inner- and outerdiameter operations, and inspection and process improvement. Additional emphasis is placed on safety procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to apply advanced lathe techniques. MTT 134/135 are suitable substitutes for MTT 129. This course is aligned with NIMS standards. MTT-135 LATHE OPERATION I LAB 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes more advanced lathe practices such as set-up procedures, work planning, inner- and outerdiameter operations, and inspection and process improvement. Additional emphasis is placed on safety procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to apply advanced lathe techniques. MTT 134/135 are suitable substitutes for MTT 129. This course is aligned with NIMS standards. MTT-136 MILLING OPERATIONS 2 12 6 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course covers manual milling operations. Emphasis is placed on related safety, types of milling machines and their uses, cutting speed, feed calculations, and set-up and operation procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply manual milling techniques (vertical and horizontal/universal) to produce machine tool projects. MTT 137/138 are suitable substitutes for this course. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. This course is also taught as AUT 259. MTT-137 MILLING I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers manual milling operations. Emphasis is placed on related safety, types of milling machines and their uses, cutting speed, feed calculations, and set-up and operation procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply manual vertical milling techniques to produce machine tool projects. MTT 137/138 are suitable substitutes for MTT 136. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT-138 MILLING I LAB 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides basic knowledge of milling machines. . Emphasis is placed on types of milling machines and their uses, cutting speed, feed calculations, and set-up procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply milling techniques to produce machine tool projects. This course is aligned with NIMS certification criteria. MTT 137/138 are suitable substitutes for MTT 136.

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Machine Tool Technology

Course #

Course Title

208 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

MTT-140 BASIC COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL TURNING I 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course covers concepts associated with basic programming of a computer numerical control (CNC) turning center. Topics include basic programming characteristics, motion types, tooling, workholding devices, setup documentation, tool compensations, and formatting. Upon completion, students should be able to write a basic CNC turning program that will be used to produce a part. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT-141 BASIC CNC MILLING PROGRMNG I 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course covers concepts associated with basic programming of a computer numerical control (CNC) milling center. Topics include basic programming characteristics, motion types, tooling, workholding devices, setup documentation, tool compensations, and formatting. Upon completion, students should be able to write a basic CNC milling program that will be used to produce a part. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. This course is also taught as AUT 255. MTT-144 ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING I 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the student to the concepts of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) and the importance of EDM is an industrial setting. Emphasis is placed on safety procedures and machinist responsibility in the setup and operation of EDM machines and electrode selection. Upon completion, students should be able to produce basic machine products using both the wire-type and plunge-type EDM machines. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. This course is also taught as AUT 276. MTT-147 INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course. MTT 100 is a suitable substitute for MTT 147/148. This course is also taught as AUT 150. MTT-148 INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP I LAB 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None COREQUISITE: None This course provides practical application of the concepts and principles of machining operations learned in MTT 147. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course. MTT 100 is a suitable substitute for MTT 147/148. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. This course is also taught as AUT 151. MTT-149 INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP II 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform intermediate level procedures of precision grinding, measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT 149/150 are suitable substitutes for MTT 103. MTT-150 INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP II LAB 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform intermediate level procedures of precision grinding, measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This is a CORE course and is aligned with NIMS certification standards. MTT 149/150 are suitable substitutes for MTT 103.

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Course #

Course Title

209

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

MTT-154 METALLURGY 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers the production, properties, testing, classification, microstructure, and heat treating effects of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Topics include the iron-carbon phase diagram, ITT diagram, ANSI code, quenching, senescing, and other processes concerning metallurgical transformations. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the iron-carbon phase diagram, ITT diagram, microstructure images, and other phenomena concerning the behavior of metals. This course is also taught as AUT 154. MTT-213 ADVANCED COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL MILLING 1 6 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-141 This course covers the used of canned cycles and subprograms in computer numerical control (CNC) milling programs. Upon completing this course, the student should be able to write CNC milling programs using canned cycles and subprograms. MTT-220 COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL GRAPHICS: MILLING 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-141 This course covers techniques involved in writing a program for a multi-axis computerized numeric control (CNC) milling machine using computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) software. In addition, CNC milling machine setup, programming, and operation are detailed. Upon completion, the student should be able to set up, program, and operate a 3-axis CNC milling machine to produce a 2½-axis part using CAM software. This course is aligned with NIMS certification standards. This course is also taught as AUT 260. MTT-221 ADVANCED BLUEPRINT READING FOR MACHINISTS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces complex industrial blueprints. Emphasis is placed on auxiliary views, section views, violations of true projection, special views, and interpretation of complex parts and assemblies. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret complex industrial blueprints. MTT-241 CNC MILLING LAB I 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course covers basic (3-axis) computer numeric control (CNC) milling machine setup and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and setup and operate a 3-axis CNC milling machine to produce a specified part. Related safety, inspection, and process adjustment are also covered. This course is also taught as AUT 256. MTT-242 CNC MILLING LAB II 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course covers advanced (including 4-axis) computer numeric control (CNC) milling machine setup and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and setup and operate a CNC milling machine (including 4-axis) to produce a specified part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered. MTT-243 CNC TURNING LAB I 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course covers basic CNC turning machine setup and operating procedures (inner diameter and outer diameter). Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and setup and operate a CNC turning machine to produce a simple part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered. MTT-244 CNC TURNING LAB II 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: MTT-100 This course covers advanced CNC turning machine setup and operating procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to load a CNC program and setup and operate a CNC turning machine to produce a specified part. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Therapeutic Massage

210

Therapeutic Massage Location: Service Occupations Building (6240 Brewbaker Blvd.) Program Information The Therapeutic Massage Program is designed to educate persons to become certified and proficient in the delivery of several different massage techniques that are for therapeutic and health purposes. Students will develop skills and acquire knowledge that is necessary for a successful practice in the field of Therapeutic Massage. Individuals are trained in a variety of disciplines to include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Massage. Introductory bodywork courses will also include instruction of Hydrotherapy, Hot Stone Massage, Myofacial Release, Orthopedic Conditions, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Event Massage, Prenatal Massage, massage for Special Populations, Foot Reflexology, Aromatherapy, and Eastern Modalities. The program includes two supervised clinical practices. Massage therapists must have a thorough understanding of human anatomy and kinesiology and be able to identify common pathologies of the human body in order to modify massage techniques to accommodate the needs of persons suffering with physical disabilities or medical conditions. Graduates are awarded with a specialized training certificate in Therapeutic Massage that will allow them to work in a variety of settings. Students who satisfactorily complete the program certificate are eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) or the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM). Upon passing the exam the graduate will be eligible for licensure in the State of Alabama. Graduates will also qualify for ABMP membership (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals) and AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). NOTE: This is a clock hour program subject to the U.S. Dept. of Education revised regulations regarding pell grant disbursement, effective July 1, 2011.

Occupational Choices Massage Therapy is a rapidly growing profession. There are a number of employers who are adding massage therapists to their staff. Job opportunities for this career include health related fields such as working for or with physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedic clinics, and other medical teams, hospitals or wellness centers, spa related fields such as working for designation spas, day spas, and beauty salons, athletic or sports related fields, fitness clubs, resort destinations and hotels, cruise lines, corporate worksites, holistic health care centers, hospice or home health and self-employment through private practice. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage These are exciting times as the profession of massage therapy continues to grow. According to a survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage therapy was projected to be a $6 to $11 billion a year industry. Almost a quarter of all adult Americans (24 percent) had a massage at least once in the last 12 months, and more than a third (34 percent) have received a massage in the last five years. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 20 percent from 2006 to 2016, faster than average for all occupations. The full-time annual wage of a licensed massage therapist, according to the US Department of Labor, is between $34,900 to $69,620. These figures reflect a wage of $16.78 to $33.47 per hour. Medical insurers are increasingly covering the services of massage therapists, which bodes growth in both employment and earnings. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

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Additional Requirements Admission standards for the Therapeutic Massage Program include the following: 1) Must have High School diploma or equivalent (GED) 2) Must be at least 18 years or older 3) Must submit a sealed health certificate and PPD (TB Test) screening from a certified licensed physician within two weeks of class 4) Must be healthy enough to receive and give massage that may last up to 90 minutes

Awards Available Short Term Certificate in Therapeutic Massage, Specializing in Swedish Massage and Orthopedic Massage

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Short Term Certificate

Length

3 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

29

$3,857

$477

$165

Supplies

0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Therapeutic Massage Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester ORI-101 Orientation to College MSG-101 Introduction to Therapeutic Massage MSG-102 Therapeutic Massage Lab I MSG-103 Anatomy and Physiology MSG-104 Musculoskeletal and Kinesiology I

1 2 0 2 2

0 0 6 3 3

1 2 3 3 3

Second Semester MSG-105 Therapeutic Massage Supervised Clinical I MSG-200 Business and Marketing Plans MSG-202 Therapeutic Massage Lab II MSG-204 Musculoskeletal and Kinesiology II

0 1 0 2

6 0 6 3

2 1 3 3

Third Semester MSG-201 Therapeutic Massage for Special Populations MSG-203 Pathology MSG-205 Therapeutic Massage Supervised Clinical II MSG-206 National Certification Exam Review

1 3 0 1

2 0 6 0

2 3 2 1

Total Hours: 29 Credit Hours; 800 Contact Hours

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Course Descriptions for Therapeutic Massage (MSG)

Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

MSG 101 – INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE 2 0 2 PREREQUISTE: None The purpose of this course is for students to comprehend foundational information related to the profession of therapeutic massage. Specific topics include: history of therapeutic massage, professional ethics and standards of practice, regulatory agencies and their requirements, client and therapist’s professional relationships, communication skills, and an overview of types of therapeutic massage. MSG 102 - THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE LAB I 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides foundational information related to massage therapy. Students gain knowledge related to purposes, effects, applications, benefits, indications and contraindications for various types of massage therapy. Additionally, students learn procedures and precautions for various types of massage therapies. Specific topics include full body western (Swedish) massage, hot and cold therapies, stretching, and documentation guidelines. Special emphasis is placed on professional behaviors, proper draping, and body mechanics. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to perform various types of full body therapeutic massage techniques and document their activities. MSG-103 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides students with an overview of the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the importance of maintaining homeostasis. At the conclusion of this course students will have a basic understanding of the various systems of the body and the effects of massage on these systems. Students will demonstrate this knowledge through cognitive and performance based measurement. MSG-104 MUSCULOSKELETAL AND KINESIOLOGY I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces students to concepts related to the study of muscle movement. As part of this course students learn the interaction of muscles and various boney landmarks of the skeletal system. Students further learn how to position individuals in preparation for therapeutic massage of various muscle groups. Students will demonstrate this knowledge through cognitive and performance based measurement. MSG-105 THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE SUPERVISED CLINICAL I 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: MSG101, MSG102, MSG103, MSG104 In this course, students are required to demonstrate competency in specific therapeutic massage techniques including treatment preparation, use of proper techniques, client progress, and documentation. Students are required to perform a minimum of 45 hours of hands-on client massages. MSG-200 BUSINESS AND MARKETING PLANS 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: MSG 101 During this course, students are also taught ethical business management and professional development. This course is designed to help students to prepare for ethical decision making in professional practice while assisting in the development of their emerging identities as professional licensed massage therapists. Emphasis is placed on building and retaining clientele, communication skills, customer skills, customer services, continuing education and setting goals. Upon completion, the student should be able to list the types of communication skills, state personal goals, and develop a business and marketing plan.

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Course Title

214 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

MSG-201 THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS 1 2 2 PREREQUISITE: MSG102 In this course, students learn to adapt massage sessions to the needs of special populations such as pregnant women, infants, elderly, and the terminally ill. Topics include technique variations, length of session, contraindications, cautions, considerations for survivors of abuse, and possible benefits. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss and demonstrate techniques for performing therapeutic massage for special populations MSG-202 THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE LAB II 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: MSG101, MSG102, MSG103, MSG104 Students learn advanced massage therapy techniques building upon previously gained knowledge and skills. Upon completion students will be able to apply specific therapeutic massage techniques to various regions of the body. MSG-203 PATHOLOGY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: MSG 103 This course presents baseline information on pathologies which massage therapists may encounter in clinical practice including conditions of the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, lymphatic, integumentary, digestive, endocrine, and immune systems. Content will include etiology, symptomatology, medical approaches to treatment and the potential positive or negative impact of massage. MSG-204 MUSCULOSKELETAL AND KINESIOLOGY II 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: MSG104 In this course, students learn advanced study of the interaction of the muscular-skeletal system to include palpation techniques of the appendicular regions of the body. Students will demonstrate this knowledge through cognitive and performance based measurement. MSG-205 THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE SUPERVISED CLINICAL II 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: MSG105 In this course, students are required to demonstrate competency in specific advanced therapeutic techniques including treatment preparation, use of proper techniques, client progress, and documentation. Students are required to perform a minimum of 45 hours of hands-on client massages. MSG-206 NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM REVIEW 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: MSG 101, MSG 102, MSG 103, MSG 104, MSG 105, MSG 200, MSG 202, MSG 204 This course provides a consolidated and intensive review of the basic areas of expertise needed by the entry-level massage therapist. Upon completion, the student should be able to pass a comprehensive exam on information covered in the therapeutic massage program.

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Medical Assisting Technology

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Medical Assisting Technology Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. J Program Information The Medical Assisting Technology Program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is accredited by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) a committee on Accreditation of CAAHEP, which functions as an autonomous body within the AAMA Endowment. The Medical Assisting Technology Program offers two short-term certifications. The Phlebotomy certification in which is accredited by the American Medical Technologists. The Medical Billing and Coding allows the student to be able to qualify to become a Certified Coding Associate from the American Health Information Management Association. The curriculum is designed to provide students with theoretical instruction as well as practical application. Various methodologies are utilized in order to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles. Some of the clinical skills covered include taking medical histories, taking and recording vital signs, assisting with examinations and treatments, providing patient teaching and performing specialized tests such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and diagnostic laboratory testing. Administrative skills include scheduling appointments, performing manual and computerized billing, filing insurance claims, and taking medical transcription. All graduates of the Medical Assisting Technology Program are academically eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistants National Certification Examination. Upon successful completion of this examination, the graduate will earn the title of Certified Medical Assistant. The American Association of Medical Assistants stipulates that individuals found guilty of a felony or individuals who have pleaded guilty to a felony are ineligible to sit for the National Certification Exam. The certifying board may grant a waiver based upon mitigating circumstances. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or who have pleaded guilty to a felony may be accepted to the Medical Assisting Technology Program. However, admission to the Medical Assisting Technology Program does not guarantee in any way that the applicant will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants National Certification Examination.

Occupational Choices According to the U.S. Department of Labor (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition), Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 34 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the healthcare industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for all healthcare workers. The increasing prevalence of certain conditions, such as obesity and diabetes, also will increase demand for healthcare services and medical assistants. Increasing use of medical assistants to allow doctors to care for more patients will further stimulate job growth. Job placement opportunities are numerous in the Montgomery area. Most employers prefer to hire individuals who have completed a formal program in Medical Assisting. Physicians’ offices, laboratories, hospitals and ambulatory care centers are just a few of the current job opportunities. Phlebotomy Technicians are in high demand. Vacancies have increased significantly as many places need to hire three shifts of technicians. The primary function of a Phlebotomy Technician is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture or microtechniques. The Phlebotomy Technician aids in the collection and transportation of other laboratory specimens, and may be involved with patient data entry. A Phlebotomy Technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations and research. Medical Billing and Coding: Employment is expected to grow faster than average. Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. Employment is expected to increase by 18 percent through 2016-faster than the average for all occupations. Technicians will be needed to enter patient information into computer databases to comply with Federal legislation mandating the use of electronic medical records. New jobs are expected in offices of physicians as a result of increasing demand for detailed records. New jobs are also expected in home health care services, outpatient care centers, and nursing and residential care facilities. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the earnings of medical assistants vary, depending on their experience, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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skill level, and location. Median annual wages of wage-and-salary medical assistants were $28,300. The middle 50 percent earned between $23,700 and $33,050. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,600, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $39,570. Phlebotomist earnings vary depending on experience, education and skill level. Phlebotomy Technicians are typically paid hourly and it varies by state, shift, schooling and experience. Typical hourly wages for a hospital are $11.70, for a private clinic: $12.15 and for a physician office laboratory: $11.25 (American Medical Technologist). Medical Billing and Coding: The national average full-time wage is between $22,420 and 35,900. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook; 2008-09 Edition). According to the Alabama Hospital Association, the current annual earning range for a coder in Alabama is $12.90 to $20.70. Source:

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Additional Requirements Students are admitted to the Medical Assisting Technology Program each semester. Individuals who are interested in enrolling in the program must: 1. Meet all the general admission requirements of Trenholm State. 2. Schedule an appointment prior to the beginning of the anticipated date of enrollment, with the program coordinator or designee, to validate a keying speed of 30 words per minute. Individuals not meeting this requirement must enroll in MAT 099 - Introduction to Document Production. Appointments will not be scheduled once the semester begins. 3. Students must submit health information and have a complete physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner prior to participation in learning experiences in any clinical facility. 4. Students must provide documentation of required immunizations (Hepatitis B, Tetanus, MMR, and TB) as well as provide documentation of a negative TB skin test no sooner than 3 months prior to the anticipated semester of enrollment and no later than 30 days after enrollment in the program. Students who have a positive TB skin test result must submit documentation of a negative chest x-ray within 30 days of enrollment in the program. Students must have the TB skin test repeated yearly until completion of the program. 5. After being admitted to the Medical Assisting Technology program, students must: attend a Departmental Orientation during the first semester of enrollment. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in disenrollment from the program. 6. Students must have current CPR certification to participate in learning experiences in any clinical facility. The certification must remain valid throughout the learning experience. 7. Student must have liability insurance prior to participating in learning experiences in any clinical facility. The insurance is available through the college. The cost of the liability insurance is the student’s responsibility. 8. Students are required to adhere to the program’s dress code when participating in laboratory and clinical activities on campus as well as off campus.

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Medical Assisting Short Term Certificate in Medical Assisting Short Term Certification in Phlebotomy Short Term Certification in Medical Billing and Coding

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Associate Degree Short Term Cert 1 Short Term Cert 2

4-5 Terms 2-3 Terms 2-3 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

71 22 29

$9,443 $2,926 $3,857

$1,300 $1,300 $1,300

0 0 0

Supplies

$700 $700 $700

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Medical Assisting Technology Program Prerequisite: MAT-099* Introduction to Medical Document Production Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

ORI-101 ENG-101 ENG-102 MTH-116 CIS-130 PSY-200 ART-100

Orientation to College English Composition I English Composition II or ENG-130 or SPH-106 Mathematical Applications Intro to Information Systems or CIS-146 General Psychology Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation Medical Terminology or BIO-120 Medical Assisting Theory I Medical Assisting Theory II Clinical Procedures I for the Medical Assistant Medical Administrative Procedures I Medical Administrative Procedures II Basic Concepts of Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory Procedures I for the Medical Assistant Medical Law and Ethics for the Medical Assistant Management of Office Emergencies Clinical Procedures II for the Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures II for the Medical Assistant Medical Pharmacology for the Medical Office Medical Office Insurance Medical Assisting Review Course Medical Assisting Preceptorship *Electives

MAT-101 MAT-102 MAT-103 MAT-111 MAT-120 MAT-121 MAT-122 MAT-125 MAT-128 MAT-200 MAT-211 MAT-215 MAT-216 MAT-220 MAT-228 MAT-229

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

1 3 3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 1 0 6

0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 3 3 3 3 0 15 0

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 1 3 6

Total Hours: 71 Credit Hours; 1,616 Contact Hours Electives:

Please select six credit hours

BIO-103 *BIO-112 BIO -211 DPT-203

Principles of Biology I Human Reproduction & Inheritance Human Anatonomy & Physical Health Intro to Information Highway

3 3 3 3

2 0 2 0

4 3 4 3

*CIS-146

Microcomputer Applications OR CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems Medical Transcription I Special Topics Phlebotomy Preceptorship

3

0

3

1 1 0

3 0 15

2 1 3

MAT-222 MAT-227 MAT-239

*BIO-112 and CIS-146 – These courses were used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on the elective courses selected. +Must be able to key 30 words per minute or take MAT-099 Introduction to Medical Document Production

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Medical Assisting Technology Program Prerequisite: MAT-099* Introduction to Medical Document Production Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

ORI-101 MAT-101 MAT-102 MAT-122 MAT-125 MAT-128 MAT-215 MAT-239

Orientation to College Medical Terminology or BIO-120 Medical Assisting Theory I Basic Concepts of Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory Procedures I for the Medical Assistant Medical Law and Ethics for the Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures II for the Medical Assistant Phlebotomy Preceptorship

1 3 3 2 2 3 2 0

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

0 0 0 3 3 0 3 15

Credit Hours

1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Total Hours: 22 Credit Hours; 640 Contact Hours *Must be able to key 30 words per minute or take MAT-099 Introduction to Medical Document Production

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Medical Coding and Billing

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester ORI-101 Orientation to College MAT-101 Medical Terminology or BIO-120 MAT-102 Medical Assisting Theory I MAT-103 Medical Assisting Theory II

1 3 3 3

0 0 0 0

1 3 3 3

Second Semester MAT-120 Medical Administrative Procedures I MAT-128 Medical Law and Ethics for the Medical Assistant HIT-230 Medical Coding Systems I HIT-231 Medical Coding Skills Laboratory

2 3 3 0

3 0 0 3

3 3 3 1

Third Semester MAT-121 Medical Administrative Procedures II HIT-232 Medical Coding Systems II HIT-233 Medical Coding Skills Laboratory II HIT-283 Medical Coding Preceptorship

2 3 0 0

3 0 3 6

3 3 1 2

Course #

Course Title

Total Hours: 29 Credit Hours; 656 Contact Hours *Must be able to key 30 words per minute or take MAT 099 Introduction to Medical Document Production during 1st semester.

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Course Descriptions for Medical Assisting Technology (MAT)

Course #

Course Title

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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

MAT-099 INTRO TO MEDICAL DOCUMENT PRODUCTION 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course covers basic keyboarding skills using medical terminology and format. Emphasis is placed on correct techniques and development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion, the student should be able to key medical material at an acceptable speed and accuracy level. This course is offered at least one term every year. MAT-101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed for medical assistants, student nurses, and others in medically related fields. The course will focus on the more common prefixes, roots, and suffixes used to construct medical terms with these word parts to determine the meanings of new or unfamiliar terms. The students will learn a system of word building which will enable them to interpret medical terms. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-102 MEDICAL ASSISTING THEORY I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: A description of anatomical descriptors and the cell introduces the student to and serves as an overview of the body’s systems. The structure and function of the nervous, sensory, integumentary, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems are taught with the diseases related to these systems presented. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of these body systems. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-103 MEDICAL ASSISTING THEORY II 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None The structure and function of the digestive, urinary, reproduction, endocrine, and immune systems are presented. Disease processes that are related to these systems will be included. Basic concepts of reproduction, growth and development, and nutrition are taught. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of these body systems. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-111 CLINICAL PROC I FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes instruction in clinical examining room procedures. Topics include asepsis, infection control, assisting with examination, and patient education. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate competence in exam room procedures. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-120 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: MAT 101 or BIO-120 and college level computer course key 30 wpm or enroll in MAT-099 This course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, managing the physician’s schedule, handling mail, preparing and maintaining medical records, and patient orientation. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic medical secretarial skills. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-121 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES II 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: MAT 120 and/or as required by program This course is the continuation of Medical Administrative Procedures I. Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, inventories, liability coverage, medical economics, and an introduction to insurance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage the economics of the medical office and supervise personnel. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course.

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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

MAT-122 BASIC CONCEPTS OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to assist students in health occupations to learn basic principles of human behavior. Activities for developing effective interpersonal relations are included. Exploration of self-concept and the negative effect of poor self concept as they relate to one’s health are presented. Upon completion, students should be able to apply these concepts to the work setting. This course is offered at least one term every year. MAT-125 LAB PROCEDURES I FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: MAT-102 This course provides instruction in basic lab techniques used by the medical assistant. Topics include lab safety, quality control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selective diagnostic tests, such as a CBC, screening and follow-up of test results and OSHA/CLIA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills based on course topics. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-128 MED LAW & ETHICS FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides basic information related to the legal relationship of patient and physician. Topics to be covered include creation and termination of contracts, implied and informed consent, professional liability, invasion of privacy, malpractice, tort, liability, breach of contract, and the Medical Practice Act. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize ethical and legal implications of these topics as they relate to the medical assistant. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-200 MANAGEMENT OF OFFICE EMERGENCIES 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: MAT 102, MAT 103 This course is designed to instruct students in handling emergencies in the medical office. Emergencies presented will include cardiovascular emergencies, diabetic emergencies, seizures, syncope, hyperthermia and hypothermia, shock, musculo-skeletal emergencies, and poisoning. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate actions. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-211 CLINICAL PROC II FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes instruction in vital signs and special examination procedures. Emphasis is placed on interviewing skills, appropriate triage and preparing patients for diagnostic procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to assist with special procedures. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-215 LAB PROCEDURES II FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: MAT 125 This course instructs the student in the fundamental theory and lab application for the medical office. Microbiology, urinalysis, serology, blood chemistry, and venipuncture theory as well as venipuncture collection procedures are discussed and performed. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills on course topics. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-216 MED PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE MED OFFICE 3 3 4 PREREQUISITE: MAT 101 or BIO-120, MAT 102, MAT 103, MTH 116 This course teaches the commonly administered drugs used in the medical field including their classifications, actions, indications, contraindications, and side effects on the body. Correct demonstration of drug calculation, preparation, administration, and documentation are also taught. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate safe drug administration and recognize common medical classifications and their patient implications. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course.

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221 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

MAT-220 MEDICAL OFFICE INSURANCE 2 3 3 PREREQUISITE: MAT 101or BIO-120, MAT 120, MAT 121 and college level computer course In this course emphasis is placed on insurance procedures with advanced diagnostic and procedural coding in the outpatient facility. Study will include correct completion of insurance forms, ICD-9, and CPT coding. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in coding for reimbursements. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-222 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION I 1 3 2 PREREQUISITE: College level computer course, acceptable keyboarding speed, ENG 101, MAT 101 or BIO-120, MAT 120, MAT 121 This course introduces dictating equipment and typical medical dictation. Emphasis is placed on correct punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Upon completion, students should be able to transcribe physician’s dictation. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-227 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MEDICAL ASSISTING 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: None This course includes specialized study on current topics and issues in the field of medical assisting. Emphasis is placed on personal and occupational responsibilities and developing problem-solving skills encountered in the medical office. Upon completion, students should be able to apply problem-solving skills to medical office situations. This course is offered as needed. MAT-228 MEDICAL ASSISTANT REVIEW COURSE 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: MAT 101, MAT 102, MAT 103, MAT 111, MAT 211 This course includes a general review of administrative and clinical functions performed in a medical office. Topics will include those listed in the CMA exam content outline. The course will assist the student or graduate in preparing for the American Association of Medical Assistants National Certification Examination. This course is offered at least one term every year. MAT-229 MEDICAL ASSISTING PRECEPTORSHIP 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: MAT 111, MAT 125, MAT 200, MAT 211, MAT 215, MAT 216, MAT 222, plus 30 additional credit hours in MAT program and/or as required by program This course is designed to provide the opportunity to apply clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills in a physician’s office, clinic or outpatient facility. The student will gain experience in applying knowledge learned in the classroom in enhancing competence, in strengthening professional communications and interactions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform as an entry-level Medical Assistant. This course is offered at least one term every year. This is a CORE course. MAT-239 PHLEBOTOMY PRECEPTORSHIP 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: MAT 101or BIO-120, MAT 102, MAT 125, MAT 215, MAT-122, MAT-128 acceptable computer course and/or as required by program. This course is designed to provide the opportunity to apply phlebotomy techniques in the physician’s clinic and hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on training individuals to properly collect and handle blood specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health care personnel, patients, and general public. Upon completion, students should be prepared for entry-level phlebotomy and to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Examination (ASCP). This course is offered as needed. HIT-230 MEDICAL CODING SYSTEMS I 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: MAT 101 This course is intended to develop an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic and procedure codes. Instruction includes description of classification and nomenclature systems; coding diagnoses and procedures; sequencing codes; analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded; and validating coded clinical information. Student competency includes demonstration of coding principles and applications (manual and/or computer assisted). This is a CORE course.

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Course Title

222 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

HIT-231 MEDICAL CODING SKILLS LABORATORY 0 3 1 PREREQUISITE: MAT 101 This course provides laboratory practice in medical coding. The course allows the student to become proficient at skills learned in classification and coding systems theory classes. Student competency is demonstrated by accuracy in medical coding. HIT-232 MEDICAL CODING SYSTEMS II 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: HIT 230, HIT 231 This course is a continuation of Medical Coding Systems I which is intended to develop an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic and procedure codes. Instruction includes coding diagnoses and procedures; sequencing codes; analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded; validating coded clinical information, DRG assignment and case mix/severity of illness data. Student competency includes demonstration of coding principles and applications (manual and/or computer assisted). This is a CORE course. HIT-233 MEDICAL CODING SKILLS LABORATORY II 0 3 1 PREREQUISITE: HIT 230, HIT 231 This course provides laboratory experience in medical coding. The course allows the student to become proficient at skills learned in medical coding systems theory classes. Student competency is demonstrated by accuracy and speed in medical coding simulation. HIT-283 MEDICAL CODING PRECEPTORSHIP 0 6 2 PREREQUISITE: HIT 230, HIT 231 This course provides experience in medical coding. ThE course allows the student to demonstrate basic competencies acquired in previous medical coding course work with on-site and on-campus laboratory experience. Student competency includes demonstrated medical coding proficiency.

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Medical Radiologic Technology Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. H Program Information The Medical Radiologic Technology program at Trenholm State provides students with the necessary training to gain entry-level positions in the field of medical imaging as diagnostic radiologic technologists. Students will receive didactic, laboratory, and clinical training in preparation for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. Radiologic technologists produce medical images of parts of the human anatomy for use in diagnosing medical problems. Radiologic technologists must follow physicians’ orders and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure. The program has a competitive admissions process.

Occupational Choices Employment is projected to grow faster than average and job opportunities are expected to be favorable. Although hospitals and medical centers still remain the primary employers, a number of new jobs will be found in physician’s offices and diagnostic centers. Health facilities such as these are growing due to the shift toward outpatient care. Radiologic Technologists experienced in more than one diagnostic imaging procedure-such as CT, MR, and mammography-will have the best employment opportunities. With experience and additional training, staff technologists may qualify for advanced certification in CT, angiography, and MRI. Experienced technologists also may be promoted to supervisor, chief radiologic technologist, and, ultimately, department administrator or director. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The average national full-time annual wage of a Radiologic Technologist is between $42,710 and $63,010* The average state-wide and Montgomery, Alabama metro area salaries are as follows:

State-Wide** Montgomery Metro Area** Source:

Estimated Mean $42,530 $42,536

Estimated Entry $32,050 $32,053

Estimated Experienced $47,770 $47,778

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey Alabama Hospital Association, Survey 2010

Admission Criteria Applicants should complete and submit a Medical Radiologic Technology program application and have official copies of all college and high school transcripts sent directly to the College’s Admissions Office. Minimum admission standards for the Medical Radiologic Technology Program: 1. Unconditional admission to the college and be in good standing. 2. Receipt of completed application for the Medical Radiologic Technology Program by the published deadline. 3. Official transcripts from high school and all colleges attended; official GED scores if applicable. A minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA for all college work is required. 4. COMPASS test scores in Pre-Algebra, Reading, and Writing. The following minimum scores are required for admission to this program: Pre-Algebra (36); Reading (76); Writing (62). COMPASS scores are H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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required for admission to this program regardless of ACT/SAT scores, previous college work, or any other general admission requirements. 5. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 6. A completed essential functions form must accompany the application. 7. NOTE: It is highly recommended that students successfully complete BIO 103 (general biology) or its equivalent in preparation for BIO 201(Human Anatomy & Physiology I). * Students in the Medical Radiologic Technology program must meet the following requirements which will be completed at the student’s expense prior to and throughout enrollment in the program: a. Verification of absence of drug and alcohol use by participation in random and scheduled drug/alcohol testing at the student’s expense. b. Adhere to policies of affiliated clinical agencies. c. Agree to a personal background check as part of the admission requirements at the student’s expense. Admission to the Medical Radiologic Technology Program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the space available to new enrollees, applicants are rank-ordered using a point system based on: COMPASS scores and grades for required general education courses.

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Radiology Technology

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

Associate Degree

6 Terms

76

$10,108

$650

0

$750

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Medical Radiologic Technology Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

ORI-101 ENG-101* MTH-100* BIO-201* BIO-202* ART-100

Orientation to College English Composition I Intermediate Algebra Human Anatomy and Physiology I Human Anatomy and Physiology II Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation General Psychology Fundamentals of Oral Communication

PSY-200 SPH-106

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

1 3 3 3 3 3

0 0 0 2 2 0

1 3 3 4 4 3

3 3

0 0

3 3

* These are prerequisite requirements Students must successfully complete all required prerequisite general education courses listed above prior to acceptance into the Medical Radiologic Technology program. The remainder of the courses may be taken concurrently with the program courses (RAD) or may be taken prior to entry. MAJOR COURSES First Semester RAD-111 Introduction to Radiography RAD-112 Radiographic Procedures I RAD-113 Patient Care RAD-114 Clinical Education I

2 3 1 0

0 3 3 6

2 4 2 2

Second Semester RAD-122 Radiographic Procedures II RAD-124 Clinical Education II RAD-125 Imaging Equipment

3 0 3

3 15 0

4 5 3

Third Semester RAD-134 Clinical Education III RAD-135 Exposure Principles RAD-136 Radiation Protection & Biology

0 2 2

15 6 0

5 3 2

Fourth Semester RAD-212 Image Evaluation & Pathology RAD-214 Clinical Education IV

1 0

3 24

2 8

Fifth Semester RAD-224 Clinical Education V RAD-227 Review Seminar

0 2

24 0

8 2

Total Hours: 76 Credit Hours; 2,352 Contact Hours

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Course Descriptions for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

RAD-111 INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGY 2 0 2 COREQUISITE: RAD-112, RAD-113, RAD-114 PREREQUISITE: Admission into program This course provides students with an overview of radiography and its role in health care delivery. Topics include the history of radiology, professional organizations, legal and ethical issues, health care delivery systems, introduction to radiation protection, and medical terminology. Upon completion students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of radiologic science. RAD-112 RADIOLOGIC PROCEDURES I 3 3 4 COREQUISITE: RAD-111, RAD-113, RAD-114 PREREQUISITE: Admission into program This course provides the student with instruction in anatomy and positioning of the Chest and Thorax, Upper and Lower Extremities, and Abdomen. Theory and laboratory exercises will cover radiographic positions and procedures. Upon completion of the course the student will demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and positioning skills, oral communication and critical thinking in both the didactic and laboratory settings. RAD-113 PATIENT CARE 1 3 2 COREQUISITE: RAD-111, RAD-112, RAD-114 PREREQUISITE: Admission into program This course provides the student with concepts of patient care and pharmacology and cultural diversity. Emphasis in theory and lab is placed on assessment and considerations of physical and psychological conditions, routine and emergency. Upon completion, students will demonstrate / explain patient care procedures appropriate to routine and emergency situations. RAD-114 CLINICAL EDUCATION I 0 6 2 COREQUISITE: RAD-111, RAD-112, RAD-113 PREREQUISITE: Admission into program This course provides the student with the opportunity to correlate instruction with applications in the clinical setting. The student will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Emphasis is on clinical orientation, equipment, procedures, and department policies. Upon completion of the course, the student will demonstrate practical applications of specific radiographic procedures identified in RAD-112. RAD-122 RADIOLOGIC PROCEDURES II 3 3 4 COREQUISITE: RAD-124, RAD-125 PREREQUISITE: Successful complete of RAD-111, RAD-112, RAD-113, RAD-114 This course provides the student with instruction in anatomy and positioning of spine, cranium, body systems and special procedures. Theory and laboratory exercises will cover radiographic positions and procedures with applicable contrast media administration. Upon completion of the course the student will demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and positioning skills, oral communication and critical thinking in both the didactic and laboratory settings. RAD-124 CLINICAL EDUCATION II 0 15 5 COREQUISITE: RAD-122, RAD-125 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RAD-111, RAD-112, RAD-113, RAD-114 This course provides students with the opportunity to correlate previous instruction with applications in the clinical setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Practical experience in a clinical setting enables students to apply theory presented thus far and to practice radiographic equipment manipulation, radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning, identification, and patient care techniques. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate practical applications of radiographic procedures presented in current and previous courses.

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Course Title

227 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

RAD-125 IMAGING EQUIPMENT 3 0 3 COREQUISITE: RAD-122, RAD-124 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RAD-111, RAD-112, RAD-113, RAD-114 This course provides students with knowledge of basic physics and the fundamentals of imaging equipment. Topics include information on x-ray production, beam characteristics, units of measurement, and imaging equipment components. Upon completion, students will be able to identify imaging equipment as well as provide a basic explanation of the principles associated with image production. RAD-134 CLINICAL EDUCATION III 0 15 5 COREQUISITE: RAD-135, RAD-136 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion RAD-122, RAD-124, RAD-125 This course provides students with the opportunity to correlate previous instruction with applications in the clinical setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Practical experience in a clinical setting enables students to apply theory presented thus far and to practice radiographic equipment manipulation, radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning, identification, and patient care techniques. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate practical applications of radiographic procedures presented in current and previous courses. RAD-135 EXPOSURE PRINCIPLES 2 6 3 COREQUISITE: RAD-134, RAD-136 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RAD-122, RAD-124, RAD-125 This course provides students with the knowledge of factors that govern and influence the production of radiographic images and assuring consistency in the production of quality images. Topics include factors that influence density, contrast and radiographic quality as well as quality assurance, image receptors, intensifying screens, processing procedures, artifacts, and state and federal regulations. RAD-136 RADIATION PROTECTION & RADIATION BIOLOGY 2 0 2 COREQUISITE: RAD-134, RAD-135 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RAD-122, RAD-124, RAD-125 This course provides the student with principles of radiation protection and biology. Topics include radiation protection responsibility of the radiographer to patients, personnel and the public, principles of cellular radiation interaction and factors affecting cell response. Upon completion the student will demonstrate knowledge of radiation protection practices and fundamentals of radiation biology. RAD-212 IMAGE EVALUATION & PATHOLOGY 1 3 2 COREQUISITE: RAD-214 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RAD-134, RAD-135, RAD-136 This course provides a basic understanding of the concepts of disease and provides the knowledge to evaluate image quality. Topics include evaluation criteria, anatomy demonstration and image quality with emphasis placed on a body system approach to pathology. Upon completion students will identify radiographic manifestations of disease and the disease process. Students will evaluate images in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. RAD-214 CLINICAL EDUCATION IV 0 24 8 COREQUISITE: RAD-212 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RAD-134, RAD-135, RAD-136 This course provides students with the opportunity to correlate previous instruction with applications in the clinical setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Practical experience in a clinical setting enables students to apply theory presented thus far and to practice radiographic equipment manipulation, radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning, identification, and patient care techniques. Principles of computed tomography and crosssectional anatomy will be presented. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate practical applications of radiographic procedures presented in current and previous courses.

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Course Title

228

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

RAD-224 CLINICAL EDUCATION V 0 24 8 COREQUISITE: RAD-227 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RAD-212, RAD-214 This course provides students with the opportunity to correlate previous instruction with applications in the clinical setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Practical experience in a clinical setting enables students to apply theory presented thus far and to practice radiographic equipment manipulation, radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning, identification, and patient care techniques. Principles other imaging modalities will be presented. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate practical applications of radiographic procedures presented in current and previous courses. RAD-227 REVIEW SEMINAR 2 0 2 COREQUISITE: RAD-224 PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RAD-212, RAD214 This course provides a consolidated and intensive review of the basic areas of expertise needed by the entry level technologist. Topics include basic review of all content areas, test taking techniques and job seeking skills. Upon completion, the student will be able to pass comprehensive tests of topics covered in the Radiologic Technology Program.

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Nursing Assisting / Home Health Aide Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. B Program Information The Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aide program is designed to prepare students to be Nursing Assistings/Home Health Aides. Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aides are trained to perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They maintain a safe environment and perform selected tasks related to the personal hygiene and comfort of patients in private homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term facilities. Nursing assistants observe patients’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any changes to the nursing or medical staff. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the Certification Examination for Nursing Assisting given by the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP).

Occupational Choices The Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aide is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through 2014. Numerous job openings and excellent job opportunities are expected. Most jobs are in nursing, residential care facilities, hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and home health care agencies. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Numerous job openings are expected in nursing, residential care facilities, and hospitals. In May 2008, the wages ranged from between $16,020.00 to $18,650.00yearly. Some specialty areas (psychiatric) offer top $25,785.00 yearly. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Additional Requirements Student must be at least 17 years of age. Eligible applicants must submit a drug and PPD (Tuberculosis) screening from a certified physician. Students entering the Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aide program must be able to perform the following essential functions: 1. Ability to read, comprehend, and write legibly in the English language. 2. Possess the visual acuity to read, write, and assess the patient and the environment (with or without corrective lenses). 3. Ability to hear sounds produced by the body and the environment. 4. Ability to send and receive verbal messages and to respond appropriately. 5. Ability to perform correctly simple mathematical computations. 6. Ability to walk and maintain balance without the use of a cane, a walker, or crutches. 7. Demonstrate adequate hand-eye coordination. 8. Oriented to reality and not mentally impaired by mind-altering substances. 9. Possess the tactile ability to feel body characteristics. 10. Ability to position and transfer patients with assistance as needed. 11. Ability to transport self and patient without the use of electrical devices. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Awards Available Short Term Certificate in Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aide

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

23

$3,059

$300

Short Term Certificate 2 Terms

Tools

Supplies

0

$50

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aide Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

First Semester ORI-101 Orientation to College NAS-111 Fundamentals of Long Term Care NAS-112 Fundamentals of Long Term Care Clinical NAS-113 Fundamentals of Home Health Care NAS-114 Home Health Aid Clinical NAS-115 CPR & Basic First Aid

1 3 0 3 0 2

0 6 6 6 6 0

1 5 2 5 2 2

Second Semester MAH-101 Introductory Mathematics I COM-100 Vocational Technical English

3 3

0 0

3 3

Total Hours: 23 Credit Hours; 624 Contact Hours

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Course Descriptions for Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aide (NAS) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

NAS-111 FUNDAMENTALS OF LONG TERM CARE 3 6 5 COREQUISITE: NAS 112, NAS 113, NAS 114 This course provides the student with necessary theory and laboratory experiences for the development of skills required of the long term care nursing assistant. Emphasis is placed on infection control, safety, body mechanics, communications, observation, and personal and restorative care. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to apply theoretical concepts to care of the resident/client and perform skills in accordance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) 1987 guidelines. This course is offered at least one term every year. NAS-112 FUND OF LONG TERM CARE CLINICAL 0 6 2 COREQUISITE: NAS 111, NAS 113, NAS 114 This course is designed to assist the student to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to perform basic nursing care safely and efficiently in a supervised long term care clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for the long term care nursing assistant. Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate beginning competence in the delivery of care to the client in a long term care facility. This course is offered at least one term every year. NAS-113 FUNDAMENTALS OF HOME HEALTH CARE 3 6 5 COREQUISITE: NAS 111, NAS 112, NAS 114 This course provides the student with the necessary theory and laboratory experiences for the development of skills required to qualify as a Home Health Aide. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills in communication, observation, mobility, personal care, and infection control that are required to care for the home-bound client of all ages. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to apply concepts and skills in areas required by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) 1987 and the National Association of Home Care. This course is offered at least one term every year. NAS-114 HOME HEALTH AID CLINICAL 0 6 2 COREQUISITE: NAS 111, NAS 112, NAS 113 This course is designed to assist the student to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to perform basic nursing care safely and efficiently in a supervised home health care clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge, attitudes, and skills appropriate for the home health care aide. Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate beginning competence in care of the client in the home care setting. This course is offered at least one term every year. NAS-115 CPR & BASIC FIRST AID 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to help the student feel more confident and act appropriately in an emergency situation. Emphasis is placed on providing the student with theoretical concepts to develop skills in basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Upon successful course completion, which includes specific competencies in basic life support, the student will receive appropriate course completion documentation. This course is offered at least one term every year.

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Office Administration Location: Library Tower - 2nd Floor Program Information As part of the Business and Services Technology Division at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College, the Office Administration program prepares students for a variety of office careers and general administrative assistant positions. This department serves the student, community, and college in a very important and distinct way. Students use technology in the preparation, reproduction, distribution, storage, and communication of information from which informed and accurate management decisions can be made. In other words, within the Office Administration department, students learn to be both Office Administrators and Office Technologists - the very best of both worlds. The repertoire of tools used to become Administrators/Technologists include Microsoft Office desktop applications and other related software tools. Students collect data, transcribe from recorded dictation, create spreadsheets, manage databases, and prepare summary presentations for management. Also, students use word processing and desktop publishing software to prepare documents. It is the sum total of these office application tools that enables an individual to become a superb office administrator and technologist. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is an authorized Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) training and testing center. MOUS Certification carries national recognition and can be valuable in obtaining employment or enhanced credentials for competitive salary opportunities.

Occupational Choices Employment opportunities are expected to grow and earnings can range from entry level positions to much higher incomes for certified and experienced individuals. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The annual wages for office and administrative support worker supervisors and managers were $45,790 in May 2008. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Awards Available Associate Degree in Applied Technology in Office Administration Certificate in Office Administration

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Associate Degree Certificate

5 Terms 3 Terms

70 40

$9,310 $5,320

$1,550 $1,000

Tools

0 0

Supplies

$100 $100

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Technology Office Administration Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester SET-101 Beginning Keyboarding SET-138 Records and Information Management CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems ENG-101 English Composition I MTH-116 Mathematical Applications ORI-101 Orientation Second Semester SET-104 Advanced Keyboarding ART-100 Art Appreciation OR MUS-101 Music Appreciation CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ENG-102 English Composition II OR ENG 130Technical Report Writing OR SPH 106 Fund of Oral Communication PSY-200 General Psychology

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

3 3

0 0

3 3

3 3

0 0

3 3

3

0

3

Third Semester SET-125 Basic Word Processing SET-135 Financial Record Keeping OR ACT 141 Basic Accounting Principles SET-217 Office Management SET-218 Office Procedures SET-243 Spreadsheet Applications

3 3

0 0

3 3

3 3 3

0 0 0

3 3 3

Fourth Semester SET-126 Advanced Word Processing SET-200 Machine Transcription SET-230 Desktop Publishing SET-244 Database Management Concepts

3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3

Fifth Semester SET-246 Office Graphics and Presentations SET-293 Office Internship

3 0

0 15

3 3

3 3

0 0

3 3

*Electives –

6 hours (Approval of Advisor)

Total Hours: 70 Credit Hours; 1,312 Contact Hours *SET-110 & SET-127 – These courses were used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on elective courses selected.

Technical Electives: ACT-104 Introduction to Business ACT-249 Payroll Accounting DPT-203 Introduction to the Information Highway DPT-249 Microcomputer Operating Systems MAT-101 Medical Terminology MAT-120 Medical Admin Procedures I *SET-110 Computer Navigation *SET-127 Business Law SET-130 Electronic Calculations SET-139 Office Practicum H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9

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Requirements for Certificate Office Administration Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester SET-101 Beginning Keyboarding CIS-130 Introduction to Information Systems ENG-101 English Composition I MTH-116 Mathematical Applications ORI-101 Orientation Second Semester SET-104 Advanced Keyboarding SET-138 Records and Information Management CIS-146 Microcomputer Applications ENG-102 English Composition II OR ENG 130 Technical Report Writing OR SPH 106 Fund of Oral Communication Third Semester SET-125 Basic Word Processing SET-135 Financial Record Keeping OR ACT 141 Basic Accounting Principles SET-200 Machine Transcription SET-243 Spreadsheet Applications *Electives – 3hours (Approval of Advisor)

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

3 3 3 3 1

0 0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3 1

3 3 3 3

0 0 0 0

3 3 3 3

3 3

0 0

3 3

3 3

0 0

3 3

3

0

3

Total Hours: 40 Credit Hours; 640 Contact Hours *SET-110 – This course was used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on elective courses selected.

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Course Descriptions for Office Administration (SET) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

SET-101 BEGINNING KEYBOARDING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to enable the student to use the touch method of keyboarding. Emphasis is on speed and accuracy in keying alphabetic, symbol, and numeric information using the typewriter or microcomputer keyboard. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proper technique and an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy, as defined by the course syllabus, in the production of basic business documents such as memos, letters, reports, and tables. SET-104 ADVANCED KEYBOARDING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: SET 101 This course is designed to assist the student in continuing to develop speed and accuracy using the touch method of keyboarding. Emphasis is on the production of business documents using decision-making skills. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency and an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy in the production of business documents. SET-110 COMPUTER NAVIGATION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to introduce the student to the MS WindowsŽ environment through classroom instruction. Emphasis is on Windows as a graphical user interface and includes operations and applications that use the windows environment. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the operation and management of hardware and software as defined by the course syllabus. SET-125 BASIC WORD PROCESSING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: SET 101 This course is designed to provide the student with basic word processing skills through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the utilization of software features to create, edit, and print common office documents. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to use industry-standard software to generate appropriately formatted, accurate, and attractive business documents such as memoranda, letters, and reports. SET-126 ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: SET 125 This course is designed to increase student proficiency in using advanced word processing functions. Emphasis is on the use of industry-standard software to maximize productivity. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to generate complex documents such as forms, newsletters, and multi-page documents. SET-127 BUSINESS LAW 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of business law affecting consumers and citizens. Emphasis is on contracts, sales, and commercial papers. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of legal issues affecting business transactions. SET-130 ELECTRONIC CALCULATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to give students a job-level competency in using the ten-key touch method and develop the student’s ability to solve common business problems with an electronic display-printing calculator. Emphasis is placed on basic mathematical functions in a business context. Upon completion students will be able to perform basic electronic calculating at an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy.

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Course Title

236 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

SET-135 FINANCIAL RECORD KEEPING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the accounting concepts, principles, and terminology. Emphasis is on the accounting cycle and equation as they relate to different types of business ownership. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate accounting procedures used in a proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. SET-138 RECORD INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to give the student knowledge about managing office records and information. Emphasis is on basic filing procedures, methods, systems, supplies, equipment, and modern technology used in the creation, protection, and disposition of records stored in a variety of forms. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform basic filing procedures. SET-139 OFFICE PRACTICUM 0 9 3 PREREQUISITE: SET 104 This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop skill in a simulated office environment. Emphasis is on the integration of classroom learning with practical experiences that relate meaningfully to office careers. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to the office environment. SET-200 MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: SET 104 This course is designed to develop student’s skills in transcribing various forms of dictated material. Emphasis is on the use of microcomputers and a commercial word processing package. Upon completion, the student should be able to accurately transcribe documents from dictated recordings. SET-217 OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to develop skills necessary for supervising office functions. Emphasis is on achieving the goals of business in a culturally diverse workplace, office organization, teamwork, workplace ethics, office politics, and conflict-resolution. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate skills needed to effectively supervise people and technology in the modern office. SET-218 OFFICE PROCEDURES 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: SET 104 This course is designed to develop an awareness of the responsibilities and opportunities of the office professional. Emphasis is on current operating functions, practices and procedures, work habits, attitudes, oral and written communications, and professionalism. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively function in an office support role. SET-230 COMPUTERIZED DESKTOP PUBLISHING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: SET 125 This course is designed to introduce the student to the elements and techniques of page design, layout, and typography through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the use of current commercial desktop publishing software, graphic tools, and electronic input/output devices to design and print high-quality publications such as newsletters, brochures, catalogs, forms, and flyers. Upon completion, the student should be able to utilize proper layout and design concepts in the production of attractive desktop published documents.

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Office Administration

Course #

Course Title

237 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

SET-240 CPS/CAP REVIEW 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course, Certified Professional Secretary/Certified Administrative Professional Review, is designed to provide skills and knowledge in office administration, office systems and technology, and management. Emphasis is on the knowledge and skills required of those who qualify as professional administrative support. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge and successful performance of skills in a variety of business-related subjects. SET-243 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course provides the student with skills needed in performing spreadsheet tasks. Emphasis is on spreadsheet terminology and design, common formulas, and proper file and disk management procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to design, format, and graph effective spreadsheets. SET-244 DATABASE CONCEPTS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts of database management through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the use of database software for business applications. Upon completion, the student should be able to create and manipulate data files and format output such as documents and reports. SET-246 OFFICE GRAPHICS AND PRESENTATIONS 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: SET-104 or Permission of Instructor This course focuses on producing business slides and presentations. Emphasis is on software tools, presentation options, design, and presentation considerations. Upon completion, the student should be able to design and produce a business presentation. SET-293 OFFICE INTERNSHIP 0 15 3 PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

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Practical Nursing

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Practical Nursing Location: Trenholm Campus - Bldg. B Program Information The Practical Nursing program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and proficiencies to provide safe and effective bedside nursing care within the scope of practice of licensed practical nurses. Students are instructed in the provision of nursing care for clients through the lifespan. Clinical experiences are provided at area hospitals and health care agencies in adult health, maternal health, child health, orthopedics, geriatrics, psychiatric and other areas of nursing practice. Practical Nursing is open to men and women; few careers match the versatility, satisfaction and longevity afforded by a nursing career. Students satisfactorily completing the program may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). The Practical Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. The program has a competitive admissions process.

Occupational Choices Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses held about 753,600 jobs in 2008. About 25 percent of LPNs worked in hospitals, 28 percent in nursing care facilities, and another 12 percent in offices of physicians. Others worked for home healthcare services; employment services; residential care facilities; community care facilities for the elderly; outpatient care centers; and Federal, State, and local government agencies. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2009 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Median annual wages of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses were $39,030 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned from $33,360 to $46,710 annually. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, 2008 Survey.

Admission Criteria Applicants should complete and submit a Practical Nursing Program Application and copies of college and high school transcripts directly to the Practical Nursing Program Coordinator in addition to those submitted to the College’s Admission Office. Minimum admission standards for the Practical Nursing Program: 1. Unconditional admission to the college, 2. Receipt of completed application for the Practical Nursing Program by deadline June 1 for fall admissions, November 1 for spring admissions. 3. A minimum of 2.50 GPA for the last 24 hours of college credit for students with previous college work. 4. A minimum of 2.50 cumulative high school GPA for students without prior college work (GED acceptable in lieu of high school transcript), 5. Eligibility for English 101 and Math 116 as determined by college policy (minimum COMPASS scores of 62 in writing and 36 in pre-algebra are required even if you intend to transfer these courses from another institution),

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6. Good standing with the college, 7. Meeting the essential functions or technical standards required for nursing (see below), and 8. Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must have been taken prior to application. 9. The TEAS Test is available @ ATI Testing.com only. The responsibility for enrolling, taking, and submission of TEAS Test result to the college is each student’s responsibility.

* Students in the Practical Nursing Program must meet the following requirements which will be completed at the student’s expense prior to and throughout enrollment in the program before registration: 1. meet the essential functions of the program, 2. provide verification that the student possesses the physical and mental capabilities to function as a nurse in diverse settings with or without reasonable accommodations, 3. verify absence of use of drugs and alcohol by participation in random and scheduled drug/alcohol testing at the student’s expense, 4. adhere to policies of affiliated clinical agencies. 5. submit complete background check from VerifiedCredentials.com 6. submit a current CPR certification at the health care provider level. 7. immunization records including, Hepetitis B 8. completed physical, dental forms with required lab work attached. Admission to the Practical Nursing Program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the space available to new enrollees, applicants are rank-ordered using a point system based on: 1. Your score from the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) 2. Points for selected college courses (i.e., ENG 101, MTH 116) or selected high school courses. (i. e. Algebra II or higher level math, highest level Biology). 3. Students may be awarded up to 11 points as determined by college policy and procedures. The TEAS test must have been taken within 3 years for consideration. The applicant’s actual score on the test will be the points awarded. Note: The Practical Nursing Admissions/Selection Committee will review and calculate points for students meeting minimum admissions standards after receiving GPA calculations from the Director of Admissions and Records. This process may take 4-6 weeks after each deadline before applicants receive notification of acceptance. Calls to the department will slow the process.

Awards Available Certificate in Practical Nursing

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Certificate

3 Terms

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

Books

Tools

Supplies

46

$6,118

$1,000

$900

$70

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Certificate Practical Nursing Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

Lab Clinical Contact Contact Hours/Wk Hours/Wk

Credit Contact Hours Hours

*First Semester (Fall or Spring Semester) MTH-116 Mathematical Applications NUR-101 Body Structure and Function

3 3

0 1(3)

0 0

3 4

3 6

NUR-102 NUR-103 NUR-104 ORI-101

3 0 0 1

2(6) 1(3) 1(3) 0

1(3) 0 0 0

6 1 1 1

12 3 3 1

Term Totals

10

5(15)

1(3)

16

28

Second Semester ENG-101 English Composition I NUR-105 Adult Nursing NUR-106 Maternal and Child Nursing

3 5 4

0 1(3) 0

0 2(6) 1(3)

3 8 5

3 14 7

Term Totals

12

1(3)

3(9)

16

24

Third Semester NUR-107 Adult/Child Nursing NUR-108 Psychosocial Nursing NUR-109 Role Transition for the Practical Nurse

5 2 2

0 0 1(3)

3(9) 1(3) 0

8 3 3

14 5 5

Term Totals

9

1(3)

4(12)

14

24

Fundamentals of Nursing Health Assessment Introduction to Pharmacology College Orientation

Credit Hours: 46 Hours; Contact Hours: 1,216 Hours * Students without prior college credit who enter the program during the Fall or Spring may opt to take a reduced load; however, Pell Grant will be affected. Please speak to a Financial Aid Counselor. Students may choose to take ENG-101, MTH-116, ORI-101, and NUR-101 (as applicable). *Students must complete either NUR-101 or both courses BIO-201 and BIO-202.

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Course Descriptions for Practical Nursing (NUR) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

NUR-101 BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 3 3 4 This course provides students with basic knowledge of the normal structure and function of the human body. Major content focuses on the interrelations among the organ systems and the relationship of each organ system to homeostasis. Medical terminology is integrated throughout course content. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of body systems, their interrelationships and associated medical terminology. NUR-102 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 3 9 6 This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students learn concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. The role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team is emphasized. Students are introduced to the concepts of client needs, safety, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal, cultural diversity, nursing history, and the program’s philosophy of nursing. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Skills necessary for maintaining microbial, physical, and psychological safety are introduced along with skills needed in therapeutic interventions. At the conclusion of this course students demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for individuals with common health alterations. NUR-103 HEALTH ASSESSMENT 0 3 1 This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn and practice history taking and physical examination skills with individuals of all ages, with emphasis on the adult. The focus is on symptom analysis along with physical, psychosocial, and growth and development assessments. Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in identifying health alterations, formulating nursing diagnoses and documenting findings appropriate to nursing. NUR-104 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY 0 3 1 This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. This course introduces students to basic principles of pharmacology and the knowledge necessary to safely administer medication. Course content includes legal implications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, calculations of drug dosages, medication administration, and an overview of drug classifications. Students will be able to calculate and administer medications. NUR-105 ADULT NURSING 5 9 8 This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on providing care to individuals undergoing surgery, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and common alterations in respiratory, musculoskeletal, gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. NUR-106 MATERNAL AND CHILD NURSING 4 3 5 This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and developmental needs of the maternal and child client. Course content includes antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal care, complications of pregnancy, newborn care, human growth and development, pediatric care, and selected pediatric alterations. Nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, use of technology, communication, anatomy and physiology review, medical terminology, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout this course. Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide and manage care for maternal and pediatric clients in a variety of settings.

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Course #

Course Title

242 Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

NUR-107 ADULT/CHILD NURSING 5 9 8 This course provides students with opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the life span in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on providing care to individuals experiencing complex alterations in: sensory/perceptual reproductive, endocrine, genitourinary, neurological, immune, cardiovascular, and lower gastrointestinal systems. Additional instruction is provided for care for clients experiencing burns, cancer, and emergent conditions. Nutrition, pharmacology, therapeutic communication, community, cultural diversity, health promotion, error prevention, critical thinking, impacts on maternal and child clients are integrated throughout the course. NUR-108 PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING 2 3 3 This course is designed to provide an overview of psychosocial adaptation and coping concepts used when caring for clients with acute and chronic alterations in mental health in a variety of settings. Topics include therapeutic communication skills, normal and abnormal behaviors, treatment modalities, and developmental needs. Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to assist clients in maintaining psychosocial integrity through the use of the nursing process. NUR-109 ROLE TRANSITION FOR THE PRACTICAL NURSE 2 3 3 This course provides students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills necessary to transition from student to practicing nurse. Content includes a discussion of current issues in health care, practical nursing leadership and management, professional practice issues, and transition into the workplace. Emphasis is placed on NCLEX-PN testtaking skills, computer-assisted simulations and practice tests, development of a prescriptive plan for remediation, and review of selective content, specific to the practice of practical nursing.

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Truck Driver Training

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Truck Driver Training Location: 5420 Troy Highway Program Information The Truck Driving program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is designed to prepare the student to operate vehicles requiring a commercial driver’s license. A ten-week Truck Driving program is offered that utilizes the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) model curriculum as the foundation for training and takes the student from the basic to the advanced operation of a tractor/trailer. Additionally, courses taught include safe operation practices and non-vehicle activities which are not directly related to the vehicle but which must be performed by the operator. Information is presented in an intensive question and answer format to provide the most efficient and cost-effective method for preparing a student for a commercial driver’s license.

Occupational Choices Job opportunities should be favorable for truck drivers. In addition to growth in demand for truck drivers (18% next 10 years), numerous job openings will occur as experienced drivers leave this large occupation to transfer to other fields of work, retire, or leave the labor force for other reasons. Jobs vary greatly in terms of earnings, weekly work hours, the number of nights spent on the road, and quality of equipment. There may be competition for the jobs with the highest earnings and most favorable work schedules. Truck drivers and driver/sales workers held about 3.2 million jobs in 2008. Of these workers, 44 percent were light or delivery drivers/sales workers and 56 percent were truck drivers. Most truck drivers find employment in large metropolitan areas or along major interstate roadways where trucking, retail, and wholesale companies tend to have their distribution outlets. Some drivers work in rural areas, providing specialized services such as delivering newspapers to customers. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage Median hourly earnings of heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers were $17.92 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $14.21 and $22.56 an hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $11.63, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $27.07 an hour. Median hourly earnings in the industries employing light or delivery drivers $13.27 in May, 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $7.74 and 15.82. The top 10 percent earned 21.32 and the lowest 10 percent earned $7.74. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Additional Requirements Students entering the Truck Driving Program must have a valid driver’s license, be at least twenty-one (21) years of age for a class “A” CDL and eighteen (18) for an Intrastate class “B” CDL, successfully pass a DOT physical which includes a drug screen, and present a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR). While enrolled in the Truck Driving Program, students must obtain the Alabama Commercial Drivers Learner’s License and are subject to DOT random drug testing rules. This program does not accept any “English as a second language” applicants.

Awards Available Short Term Certificate in Truck Driving (Not Pell Grant Eligible)

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Short Term Certificate

Length

10 Weeks

Credit Hours

Tuition Fees

15

$1,500

Books

$60

Tools

0

Supplies

$0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Truck Driver Training Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course #

Course Title

TRK-111 TRK-112 TRK-113 TRK-114 TRK-115 TRK-116 TRK-117

Basic Vehicle Operation Safe Operating Practices Nonvehicle Activities Vehicle Maintenance Advanced Operating Practices Proficiency Development Commercial Drivers License

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

3 2 1 1 0 1 2

Total Hours: 15 credit hours; 300 Contact Hours

Truck Driving is located at the Truck Driving Extension Center 5420 Troy Highway, Montgomery, AL 36116

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2 2 2 2 2 0 0

Credit Hours

4 3 2 2 1 1 2


Truck Driver Training

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Course Descriptions for Truck Driver Training (TRK) Course #

Course Title

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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TRK-111 BASIC VEHICLE OPERATION 3 2 4 PREREQUISITE: None. (COREQUISITES: TRK112, TRK113.) This course introduces students to the fundamentals of becoming a professional commercial motor vehicle driver. Topics include orientation, control systems, vehicle inspections and reporting, basic control, shifting, backing, coupling and uncoupling, proficiency development, and special rigs. Upon completion, the student should demonstrate proficiency in skill field tasks and pre-trip inspections to Commercial Drivers License standards. This is a CORE course. TRK-112 SAFE OPERATING PRACTICES 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None. (COREQUISITES: TRK111, TRK113.) This course offers proper defensive driving techniques applicable to the commercial motor vehicle driver and involves the interaction between the student/vehicle and the highway traffic environment. Topics include visual search, communication, speed and space management, night operation, extreme driving conditions, and proficiency development. Upon completion, the student should demonstrate basic operating skills that ensure safety of the driver and other vehicle operators to Commercial Drivers License standards. This is a CORE course. TRK-113 NONVEHICLE ACTIVITIES 1 2 2 PREREQUISITE: None. (COREQUISITES: TRK111, TRK112.) This course focuses on activities not directly related to the vehicle itself, but that are related to the potential job performance of the commercial motor vehicle driver. Topics include handling cargo, cargo documentation, hours of service requirements, accident procedures, personal health and safety, trip planning, employability skills, and public and employer relations. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate performance of these activities to Commercial Drivers License standards to ensure safety to the driver, vehicle, cargo, and other motorists. This is a CORE course. TRK-114 VEHICLE MAINTENANCE 1 2 2 PREREQUISITE: None. (COREQUISITES: TRK111, TRK112, TRK113, TRK115, TRK116.) This course introduces students to the various components of the vehicle and how they work in order that malfunctions and safety hazards may be recognized before serious damages or accidents occur. Topics include vehicle systems, preventive maintenance and servicing, and diagnosing and reporting malfunctions. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform routine service functions and simple maintenance tasks and recognize when a vehicle needs repairs. TRK-115 ADVANCED OPERATING PRACTICES 0 2 1 PREREQUISITE: None. (COREQUISITES: TRK111, TRK112, TRK113.) This course is designed for extended high level skills training for coping with hazards of the roadway-traffic environment. Topics include hazard perception, emergency maneuvers, and skid control and recovery. Upon completion, the student should demonstrate perceptual skills for recognition of potential hazards as well as the manipulative skills needed to handle the vehicle in an emergency. TRK-116 PROFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT 1 0 1 PREREQUISITE: None. (COREQUISITES: TRK111, TRK112, TRK113.) This course provides an opportunity to refine and polish, within the highway traffic environment, vehicle handling skills, and the safe and fuel efficient operating practices. Student performance IS closely monitored by instructors to ensure that students progress toward the level of proficiency required for attainment of the Commercial Drivers License. TRK-117 COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE 2 0 2 PREREQUISITE: None. This course is a review of information and requirements for obtaining a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Upon completion, thestudent should demonstrate preparedness for passing the Commercial Drivers License examination with CDL endorsements. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Welding Location: Patterson Campus - Bldg. H Program Information Welding is the technology of using various methods to join, cut, scrape, or finish metal by applying intense heat and/or pressure to melt the edges of metal so they fuse permanently. The Welding Program at Trenholm State Technical College is designed to give technical knowledge and experience in six different welding and cutting processes. The student will attain hands-on experience in pipe welding, brazing, manual and machine cutting, blueprint reading, and welding processes used by industry in the fabrication of steel components. Through practical application, a student is taken through a series of welds and processes, using different joints and weld structures duplicated as closely as possible to an actual on-the-job situation.

Occupational Choices Qualified welders are being employed in increasing numbers for repair and maintenance in the manufacturing, services, construction and wholesale trades. In certain industries, manual welders, especially those with a wide variety of skills, will be needed for the maintenance, repair, and other work in manufacturing that cannot be automated. Welding is used to construct and repair thousands of manufactured products. A welder uses all types of welding equipment in a variety of positions. Welders can use various types of devices to obtain the necessary heat, with or without the aid of pressure, to melt the metal’s edges in a controlled fashion. These procedures are used in the manufacturing and repairing of many different products ranging from water faucets, refrigerators, cars, and trains to electrical equipment, airplanes, ships, and missiles. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Average Full-Time Wage The average full-time annual wage for welders is $38,782 to $41,617. Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, 2008 Survey

Additional Requirements 1. Must be at least 16 years of age and pass the ability to benefit test; 2. Must demonstrate adequate hand-eye coordination; 3. Must be oriented to reality and not be mentally impaired by mind altering substances.

Awards Available Certificate in Welding Short Term Certificate in Welding Emphasis: Construction SMAW Plate Welding Emphasis: Manufacturing Welding Emphasis: Pipe Welding

Estimated Program Length & Cost* Award

Length

Certificate Short Term Cert 1 Short Term Cert 2 Short Term Cert 3

4 Terms 1 Term 1 Term 1 Term

Credit Hours

63 13 13 13

Tuition Fees

$8,379 $1,729 $1,729 $1,729

Books

$400 $179 $98 $25

Tools

$250 $230 $230 $230

Supplies

0 0 0 0

* Tax not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice; cost of books may vary considerably among suppliers. The length of the program is based on full-time status of 12-15 credit hours per term. Enrollment in transitional level general education courses will alter the length of the program.

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Requirements for Certificate Welding Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

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First Semester WDT-108 SMAW Fillet/OFC WDT-109 SMAW Fillet/PAC/CAC WDT-122 SMAW Fillet/OFC Lab WDT-123 SMAW Fillet/PAC/CAC Lab MAH-101 Introductory Mathematics I or higher ORI-101 Orientation to College

2 2 0 0 3 1

2 2 6 6 0 0

3 3 3 3 3 1

Second Semester WDT-110 Industrial Blueprint Reading WDT-119 Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding WDT-124 Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding Lab WDT-167 FCAW Lab DPT-103 Introductory Computer Skills or higher

3 2 0 0 2

0 2 6 6 2

3 3 3 3 3

Third Semester WDT-183 Special Topics WDT-125 SMAW Groove Lab *Technical Electives ENG-100 Vocational Technical English I WDT-120 SMAW Groove Theory

1 0 3 3 2

2 6 6 0 2

2 3 6 3 3

Fourth Semester WDT-155 GTAW Carbon Pipe Lab WDT-156 GTAW Stainless Pipe Lab WDT-158 Consumable Welding Processes Lab WDT-257 SMAW Carbon Pipe Lab SPC-103 Oral Communication Skills

0 0 0 0 3

6 6 6 6 0

3 3 3 3 3

1 1 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

4 4 4 0 4 4 2 6 6 6 6

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Total Hours 63 Credit Hours; 1,584 Contact Hours Technical Electives: WDT-157 WDT-182 WDT-218 WDT-219 WDT-221 *WDT-223 *WDT-228 WDT-268 WDT-280 WDT-281 WDT-282

Consumable Welding Processes Special Topics Certification Theory Welding Inspection and Testing Theory Pipefitting and Fabrication Blueprint Reading for Fabrication GTAW Theory GTAW Lab Special Topics Special Topics Special Topics

*WDT-223 and WDT-228 – These courses were used to calculate contact hours which may vary, depending on the elective courses selected.

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Requirements for Short Term Certificate Welding Emphasis: Construction SMAW Plate Welding

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Course Title

First Semester WDT-108 SMAW Fillet/OFC WDT-109 SMAW Fillet/PAC/CAC WDT-122 SMAW Fillet/OFC Lab WDT-123 SMAW Fillet/PAC/CAC Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College

2 2 0 0 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

2 2 6 6 0

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 1

Total Hours: 13 Credit Hours; 336 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Welding Emphasis: Manufacturing Welding

Course #

Theory Contact Hours/Wk

Course Title

First Semester WDT-110 Industrial Blueprint Reading WDT-119 Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding WDT-124 Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding Lab WDT-167 FCAW Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College

3 2 0 0 1

Lab Contact Hours/Wk

0 2 6 6 0

Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 1

Total Hours: 13 Credit Hours; 320 Contact Hours

Requirements for Short Term Certificate Welding Emphasis: Pipe Welding

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First Semester WDT-155 GTAW Carbon Pipe Lab WDT-156 GTAW Stainless Pipe Lab WDT-158 Consumable Welding Processes Lab WDT-257 SMAW Carbon Pipe Lab ORI-101 Orientation to College Total Hours: 13 Credit Hours; 400 Contact Hours H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College

0 0 0 0 1

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6 6 6 6 0

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Course Descriptions for Welding (WDT) Course #

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WDT-108 SMAW FILLET/OFC 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the student with instruction on safety practices and terminology in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Emphasis is placed on safety, welding terminology, equipment identification, set-up and operation, and related information in the SMAW process. This course also covers the rules of basic safety and identification of shop equipment and provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary for the safe operation of oxy-fuel cutting. This is a CORE course. WDT-109 SMAW FILLET/PAC/CAC 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the student with instruction on safety practices and terminology in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Emphasis is placed on safety, welding terminology, equipment identification, set-up and operation, and related information in the SMAW process. This course also covers the rules of basic safety and identification of shop equipment and provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary for the safe operation of carbon arc cutting and plasma arc cutting. This is a CORE course. WDT-110 INDUSTRIAL BLUEPRINT READING 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides students with the understanding and fundamentals of industrial blueprint reading. Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting lines, views, dimensions, weld joint configurations and weld symbols. Upon completion students should be able to interpret welding symbols and blueprints as they apply to welding and fabrication. This is a CORE course WDT-119 GAS METAL ARC/FLUX CORED ARC WELDING 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course introduces the student to the gas metal arc and flux cored arc welding process. Emphasis is placed on safe operating practices, handling and storage of compressed gasses, process principles, component identification, various welding techniques and base and filler metal identification. This is a CORE course. WDT-120 SMAW GROOVE THEORY 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the student with instruction on joint design, joint preparation, and fit-up of groove welds in accordance with applicable welding codes. Emphasis is placed on safe operation, joint design, joint preparation, and fit-up. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the proper joint design, joint preparation and fit-up of groove welds in accordance with applicable welding codes. This is a CORE course. WDT-122 SMAW FILLET/OFC LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed introduce the student to the proper set-up and operation of the shielded metal arc welding equipment. Emphasis is placed on striking and controlling the arc, and proper fit-up of fillet joints. This course is also designed to instruct students in the safe operation of oxy-fuel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to make fillet welds in all positions using electrodes in the F-3 groups in accordance with applicable welding code and be able to safely operate oxy-fuel equipment and perform those operations as per the applicable welding code. WDT-123 SMAW FILLET/PAC/CAC LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed introduce the student to the proper set-up and operation of the shielded metal arc welding equipment. Emphasis is placed on striking and controlling the arc, and proper fit-up of fillet joints. This course is also designed to instruct students in the safe operation of plasma arc and carbon arc cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to make fillet welds in all positions using electrodes in the F-4 groups in accordance with applicable welding code and be able to safely operate plasma arc and carbon arc equipment and perform those operations as per applicable welding code. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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WDT-124 GAS METAL ARC/FLUX CORED ARC WELDING LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction and demonstration using the various transfer methods and techniques to gas metal arc and flux cored arc welds. Topics included are safety, equipment set-up, joint design and preparation, and gases. WDT-125 SMAW GROOVE LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction and demonstration in the shielded metal arc welding process on carbon steel plate with various size F-3 and F-4 group electrodes in all positions. Emphasis is placed on welding groove joints and using various F-3 and F-4 group electrodes in all positions. Upon completion, the student should be able to make visually acceptable groove weld joints in accordance with applicable welding codes. WDT-155 GTAW CARBON PIPE LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to provide the student with the skills in welding carbon steel pipe with gas tungsten arc welding techniques in various pipe weld positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform gas tungsten arc welding on carbon steel pipe with the prescribed filler metals in various positions in accordance with the applicable code. WDT-156 GTAW STAINLESS PIPE LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to provide the student with the skills in welding stainless steel pipe with gas tungsten arc welding techniques in various pipe weld positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform gas tungsten arc welding on stainless steel pipe with the prescribed filler metals in various positions in accordance with the applicable code. WDT-157 CONSUMABLE WELDING PROCESSES 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction and demonstration with the consumable welding processes to produce groove and fillet welds in all positions, according to applicable welding codes. Topics include safe operating practices, equipment identification, equipment set-up, correct selection of electrode, current/polarity, shielding gas and base metals. WDT-158 CONSUMABLE WELDING PROCESSES LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction and demonstration with the consumable welding processes to produce groove and fillet welds in all positions, according to applicable welding codes. Topics include safe operating practices, equipment identification, equipment set-up, correct selection of electrode, current/polarity, shielding gas and base metals. Upon completion, the student should be able to produce groove and fillet welds using consumable welding processes according to AWS Codes and standards. This course supports CIP Code 48.0508 WDT-167 FLUX CORE ARC WELDING LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides instruction and demonstration with the flux core arc welding process to produce groove and fillet welds in all positions, according to applicable welding codes. Topics include safe operating practices, equipment identification, equipment set-up, correct selection of filler metals, current/polarity, shielding gas and base metals. Upon completion, the student should be able to produce groove and fillet welds using the FCAW welding process, according to AWS Codes and Standards. WDT-182 SPECIAL TOPICS 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of individual projects in welding. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skill attainment in the welding field. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply competencies identified and agreed upon between the student and instructor.

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WDT-183 SPECIAL TOPICS 1 2 2 PREREQUISITE: None This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of individual projects in welding. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skill attainment in the welding field. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply competencies identified and agreed upon between the student and instructor. WDT-218 CERTIFICATION THEORY 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge needed to perform welds using the prescribed welding process. Emphasis is placed on the welding test joints in accordance with the prescribed welding code. Upon completion, students should be able to pass an industry standard welding test in accordance with various applicable welding code requirements. WDT-219 WELDING INSPECTION AND TESTING THEORY 3 0 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the student with inspection skills and knowledge necessary to evaluate welded joints and apply quality control measures as needed. Emphasis is placed on interpreting welding codes, welding procedures, and visual inspection methods. Upon completion, students should be able to visually identify visual acceptable weldments as prescribed by the code or welding specification report. WDT-221 PIPEFITTING AND FABRICATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides the student with skills and practices necessary for fabricating pipe plans using pipe and fittings. Emphasis is placed on various pipe fittings to include various degree angles. Upon completion, students should be able to fit various pipe fittings, and cut and fabricate tees, and assorted angles. WDT-223 BLUEPRINT READING FOR FABRICATION 1 4 3 PREREQUISITE: WDT-110 This course provides a student with advanced skills in identifying and interpreting lines, views, dimensions, notes, bill of materials, and the use of tools of the trade. Emphasis is placed on figuring dimensional tolerances, layout and fitting of different component parts. Upon course completion, a student should be able to interpret, layout, and fabricate from blueprints to given tolerances. WDT-228 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 2 2 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides a student with the knowledge needed to perform gas tungsten arc welds using ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals, according to applicable welding codes. Topics include safe operating practices, equipment identification and set-up, correct selection of tungsten type, polarity, shielding gas and filler metals. Upon completion, a student should be able to identify safe operating practices, equipment identification and setup, correct selection of tungsten type, polarity, shielding gas, filler metals, and various welds on ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals, using the gas tungsten arc welding process according to applicable welding codes. WDT-257 SMAW CARBON PIPE LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course is designed to provide the student with the skills in welding carbon steel pipe with shielded metal arc welding techniques in various pipe weld positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform shielded metal arc welding on carbon steel pipe with the prescribed electrodes in various positions in accordance with the applicable code.

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Course Title

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Lab Contact Hours/Wk

Credit Hours

WDT-268 GTAW LAB 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides student with skills needed to perform gas tungsten arc welds using ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals, according to applicable welding codes. Topics include safe operating practices, equipment identification and set-up, correct selection of tungsten type, polarity, shielding gas and filler metals. Upon completion, a student should be able to identify safe operating practices, equipment identification and setup, correct selection of tungsten type, polarity, shielding gas, filler metals, and various welds on ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals, using the gas tungsten arc welding process according to applicable welding codes. WDT-280 SPECIAL TOPICS 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides specialized instruction in various areas related to the welding industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs. WDT-281 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WELDING TECHNOLOGY 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides specialized instruction in various areas related to the welding industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs. WDT-282 SPECIAL TOPICS 0 6 3 PREREQUISITE: None This course provides specialized instruction in various areas related to the welding industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting students’ needs.

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President Munnerlyn, Samuel .................................................................................................................................... President B.A., Stillman College M.A., Alabama State University Certification Vocational Education, Alabama A & M University The Alabama Community College Leadership Academy, University of Alabama

Administration Griggs, Deborah .............................................................................. Dean of Finance and Administrative Services B.S., Auburn University - Montgomery Harris, Charles .......................................................Assistant Dean of Information Technology/Safety &Security B.S., Troy State University Holt, Wilford ........................................................................................................ Dean of Workforce Development A.A.T., Patterson State Technical College B.S., Athens State College M.Ed., Troy State University Johnson, Mimi ....................................................................... Director, Institutional Research and Advancement B.A., Alabama State University M.P.A., Auburn University Montgomery Ed.D., Alabama State University Kaushik, Suresh ..................................................................................................................... Dean of Development B.S., Panjab University, India M.S., Panjab University, India Post-M.S. Dipl., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi M.S., Montana State University M.Ed., Montana State University Ed.D., Utah State University Additional graduate study, Atlanta University Knight, Arlinda ............................................................ Director of Title III-B/Continuing Education/Marketing B.S., Auburn University at Montgomery M.B.A., American Intercontinental University Ross, Beverly ................................................................................................................................... Dean of Students B.S., Alabama State University M.S., Alabama State University Spears, Barbara Anne ................................................................................................................Dean of Instruction B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham M.A., Auburn University Mississippi Community College Fellowship Program, Mississippi State University Wright, Catherine. .................................................................................................................................. Comptroller B.S., Alabama State University M.B.A., Auburn University - Montgomery Certified Cost Analyst Certified Defense Financial Manager Certified State School Financial Officer

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Instructional Administration Blackmon, Paul ................................................................................................................................. Head Librarian B.S., University of Montevallo M.S., Clark-Atlanta University Carter, Tracie......................................................................................Division Director - Health Services Division B.S., University of Alabama Instructor - Dental Assisting Technology D.D.S., Meharry Medical College M.P.A., Auburn University at Montgomery Flowers, Heath ...............................................................Division Director - Manufacturing Technology Division A.A.S., Ayers State Technical College Instructor - A/C & Refrigeration Technology A.A.T., Ayers State Technical College Hacker, Melanie A.S. , Southern Union State Community College Certificate, Montgomery School of Massage Therapy Certification, CPR/AED * HIV Awareness

Division Director - Service Occupations Division Instructor - Massage Therapy

Pinkston, Doris S. .........................................................................Division Director - Business & Service Division B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery Instructor - Early Care & Education M.S., Troy State University at Montgomery Probst, Julliana .............................................. Division Director - General Studies & Communications Division B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery Instructor - English M.L.A., Auburn University at Montgomery Ross, Quinton ................................................................................... Division Director - Adult Education Division B.S., Alabama State University M.A., Alabama State University Ed.D., Alabama State University Shedd, James ..........................................................................Division Director - Industrial Technology Division Diploma, John M. Patterson State Technical College Instructor - Diesel Mechanics Undergraduate study, Auburn University and Troy University - Montgomery ASE Certification, Master Technician

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Faculty (Full-time) Allen, Phillip ................................................................................................................ General Education - English B.S., Alabama State University M.Ed., Alabama State University Arington, Spencer ......................................................................................................... Graphic Design Technology B. S., Auburn University Barnette, Michael ......................................................................................Automotive Manufacturing Technology B.S., Auburn University at Montgomery Beckham, Jon .............................................................................................................. Automotive Collision Repair B.A., Talladega College Bell, Monica ......................................................................................................................................Adult Education B.S., Alabama State University Boddie, Bobbie ....................................................................................................... Computer Information Systems B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham M.S.C.I.S., Bellevue University Buice, Reuben .......................................................................................................................Automotive Technology B.S., Auburn University Burge, Janese ........................................................................................................................Office Administration B.S., Alabama A & M University M.S., Troy State University at Montgomery Certification in Business Education, Alabama State University CPS , Certified Professional Secretary MOUS Certificate Burton, Ralph ................................................................................................ Industrial Maintenance Technology A.A.T., Bishop State Community College B.S., Athens State University Campbell, Mary Ann ................................................................................ Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management B.S., Auburn University M.Ed., University of Georgia Certified Culinary Educator Certified Executive Chef Member American Academy of Chefs Cantrell, Jared................................................................................................................................................ Welding Diploma, Trenholm State Technical College Carden, Danny ..................................................................................................................Machine Tool Technology Diploma, Patterson State Technical College A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Cawley, Robert .......................................................................................... Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Certified Executive Chef Certified Executive Pastry Chef Member American Academy of Chefs

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Chandrasoma, Maitri ......................................................................................... Computer Information Systems B.S., Alabama State University M.S., Troy State University at Montgomery Diploma, Computer Repair, International Correspondence School Certificate in IBM System 36 Training Chattom, Arwilla ..............................................................................................................................Adult Education B.S., Alabama State University Cox, Mia ......................................................................................................................................Adult Education B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham M.A., University of Phoenix Davis, Angela ...........................................................................................................Medical Radiologic Technology A.A. Troy State University B.S. Troy State University Montgomery M.S. Troy University Certificate, Baptist South, School of Radiologic Technology Dozier, April............................................................................................................Diagnostic Medical Sonography B.S. Union University Certificate, Baptist School of Diagnostic Ultrasound Ehie, Samuel ...................................................................................................................... Accounting Technology B.S., Alabama State University M.S., Alabama State University Ellis, Tobit ............................................................................................................................. Electrical Technology Diploma, Patterson State Technical College A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Additional Studies, Auburn University B.S., Athens State College M.S., Faulkner University Garner, Donna ........................................................................................................................................ Cosmetology Certificate, John M. Patterson State Technical College Diploma, New World Beauty College B.S., Alabama State University Cosmetology/Manager/Instructor License Greer, Don ..........................................................................................................................Automotive Technology B.S., Athens State College ASE Certification, Master Technician ASE Certification, Master Engine Machinist ASE Certification , L1 Advanced Engine Performance Harris, Audrey .......................................................................................................Medical Radiologic Technology B.S. University of Alabama at Birmingham M.S. University of Alabama at Birmingham Certficate, The Medical Center –St. Francis School Herring, Richard .................................................................................................. Drafting and Design Technology B.S., Auburn University James, John .............................................................................................................................Office Administration B.S., Alabama State University M.B.A., Texas South University J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Johnson, Helen ........................................................................................................................Office Administration B.S., Alabama State University M.A.Ed., San Francisco State University MOUS Certificate Jones, Ethel .................................................................................................................................... Practical Nursing B.S.N.,Troy State University M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham Ed.S., Troy State University at Montgomery D.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham Jones, Fatima .............................................................. Counselor, Student Support Services - Trenholm Campus B.A., Northeastern University M.S., Alabama State University Ed.S., Alabama State University Kaushik, Anoo ................................................................................................................................ Medical Assisting B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery Law, A. Margaret ........................................................................................................................ Apparel & Design B.S., Tuskegee University Littlefield, Paul .......................................................................................................Medical Radiologic Technology A.S., Midwestern State University B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham M.S., Troy State University Ed.S., Troy State University Montgomery Long, Ann ............................................................................................................................................ Cosmetology A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Cosmetology/Manager/Instructor License Love, Annitta .................................................................................................................................. Practical Nursing A.D.N., Cuyahoya Community College B.S.N., Troy State University Massey, Sheila................................................................................................................................ Practical Nursing B.S.N., Lewis University M.S., Troy University Certification, Medical Surgical, American Nursing Assoc. Mathews, Daphne...................................................................................... Adult Education Instructor/Supervisor B.S., University of Alabama M.S., Nova Southeastern University Ph.D. Candidate, Alabama State University McQueen, Chandrika ...............................................................................................Medical Assisting Technology A.A., South University B.S.N., Auburn University M.S.N., Walden University Merrill, Brandi ......................................................................................................Diagnostic Medical Sonography B.S., Midwestern University Certificate, Baptist School of Ulstrasound Certificate, Baptist School of Radiology

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Moore, Ryan ........................................................................................ Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic A.A.T., – Trenholm State Technical College A.H.A. Instructor , BLS, ACLS, PALS AL D.O.T EVOC Instructor ACEP Instructor, ITLS Morris, Becky ...................................................................................... Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College B.S., Auburn University

Ohlson, Vicky .......................................................................................................General Education, Mathematics A. S., Enterprise State Junior College B. S., Troy State University, Dothan M. S., Troy State University, Dothan Oji, Felicia .................................................................................................................................... Practical Nursing Diploma, Trenholm State Technical College A.S.N., Troy University B.S., Auburn University - Montgomery M.S., Troy University Okeowo, Regina ............................................................................................................................ Practical Nursing B.S.N., Auburn University at Montgomery B.S., University of Tennessee M.S.N, University of Alabama M.P.H., University of Tennessee at Knoxville D.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham Perry, Milton D. ................................................................................Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College A.S.N., Troy State University at Montgomery B.S.N., Auburn University at Montgomery M.S.N., Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Alabama at Birmingham Peten, Dorothy ................................................................................................................................ Practical Nursing B.S.N., Andrews University, Michigan M.S.N., University of Phoenix Pickett, Melissa...................................................................................................... Computer Information Systems B.S., Ferris State University M.S., Troy State University - Montgomery Additional CIS graduate study - Auburn University at Montgomery MOUS Certification Pleasant (James), Dorothy ................................................................................ General Education - Mathematics B.S., University of Florida B.S., Morris Brown College Raza, Syed ............................................................................................................ Computer Information Systems M.S., AL-Khair University, Pakistan M.S., Nova Southeastern University Reed, Michael ..................................................................................................... General Education - Mathematics A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College B.S., Alabama State University M.S., Alabama State University

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Roquemore, Chris ............................................................................................... Entertainment Media Production B.S., Faulkner University Rudder, April ............................................................................................. Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Scott, Kenneth E. (Ken). ....................................................................................... Computer Information Systems A. A., University of Maryland B.S.E.E.T., Georgia Southern University M.Ed., Auburn University at Montgomery PostGraduate , CIS (AUM/Troy Univ.) CCNA, CCAI, CIW Instructor - CIS Director - CISCO Regional Academy Ed.D., Auburn University Smith, Candy ...................................................................................................... General Education - Mathematics B.S., Auburn University M.Ed., Auburn University at Montgomery Southall, Priscilla C. ............................................................................................................................Truck Driving Certificate, John M. Patterson State Technical College B.S., Troy State University at Montgomery M.S., Troy University Stanford, Cecelia ..............................................................................................................................Adult Education B.S., Alabama State University Thomas, Ronica ........................................................................................................... General Education - Biology B.S., Alabama A & M University M.Ed., Auburn University - Montgomery Thompson, Cody .......................................................................................................... Physical Therapist Assistant B.S., Auburn University M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham Turner, Kent ........................................................................................................................................Truck Driving B. S., Troy State University at Montgomery Tylicki, Henry ............................................................................. Instructor - Industrial Maintenance Technology B.S.I.E., Mississippi State University M.S., Troy State University Master Trainer, Associated Builders and Contractors ISA, Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic IRD, Mechanalysis Vibration Certified ISA, CCST Level I certified EPRI, Level I certified Vernon, Ann ............................................................................................................................Office Administration B.S., Alabama State University M.B.A., Troy State University at Montgomery Ward, Tamara ........................................................................................................................................ Cosmetology Diploma, Patterson State Technical College Instructor Certificate, Cosmetology, Patterson State Technical College B.S., Alabama State University M.S., Troy University Cosmetology/Manager/Instructor License H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Warr, Winston ..................................................................................... Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic E.M.T.-P, Trenholm State Technical College A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College AAS, Nursing, Southern Union State Community College AHA Instructor, ACLS, PALS, BLS American Academy of Pediatrics, PEP ALS Course Coordinator ITLS Instructor/Coordinator Traumatic Brain Injury Institute Instructor/Coordinator Watkins, Dorothy ........................................................................................ Nursing Assisting / Home Health Aide A.D.N., George Wallace Community College B.S.N., Troy State University M.S.N., Troy State University Watkins, Wendy .........................................................................................................Medical Assisting Technology A.A.T., John M. Patterson State Technical College B.S., Alabama State University MBA, University of Phoenix Watts, Sharon .............................................................................................................. General Education - English B.S., Troy State University M.Ed., Alabama State University Webb, Larry E. .............................................................................................................................................. Welding Diploma, Bessemer State Technical College B.S., Jacksonville State University Certified Welding Inspector, American Welding Society Certified Welding Educator, American Welding Society Craft Certificate, Associated Builders and Contractors White, Kimberly........................................................................................................... Dental Assisting Technology Certificate, Naval School of Dental Sciences Diploma, Alabama Dental Hygiene Program B.S., Troy University Whiting, Marilyn ........................................................................................................................... Practical Nursing A.D.N., Troy State University Montgomery B.S.N., Troy State University M.S.N., Troy State University Ed.D., Alabama State University

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Professional Staff Edwards, Benee ..................................................................................Coordinator of Job Placement & Follow-up B.S., Auburn University M.B.A., Troy State University Ph.D., Argosy University, Sarasota Edwards, Betty J. .................................................................................................................. Director, Financial Aid B.S., Miles College M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham Evans, Michael J. ............................................... Public Information Officer and Admissions/Retention Advisor B.A., Dillard University M.S., Troy State University Gearhart, Bruce E. .................................................................................Director, Learning Enhancement Center B.A., University of Nebraska M.S., Eastern Illinois University Certification in Instrumentation Technology, Patterson St. Tech. College Certification in Industrial Electrical Tech., Patterson St. Tech. College U.S. Army Master Trainer Johnson, Shemedrea .................................................................................................Director, Restricted Programs B.S., Alabama State University M.B.A., Troy State University Montgomery McBryde, Tennie ...............................................................................................Director - Admissions and Records B.S., Auburn University at Montgomery M.S., Troy State University Montgomery Merrill, William ...................................................................................................................Operations Accountant B.S., University of Alabama M.B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery Certified Public Accountant Millender, Carolyn .......................................................................................................Director of Faculty Services B.A., Stillman College M.S., Faulkner University Monroe, Dennis ..............................................................................................................Director, Physical Facilities Craft Certificate, Associated Builders and Contractors Patterson, Geneva ................................................................................................ Project Director, Upward Bound B.S., Alabama State University M.A., Troy State University Perry, Milton D. ................................................................................................................................... SACS Liaison A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College A.S.N., Troy State University at Montgomery B.S.N., Auburn University at Montgomery M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham Peterson, Jacqueline .........................................................................................Director, Student Support Services B.S., Alabama State University M.Ed., Auburn University at Montgomery PhD, Nova Southeastern University H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Rollins, Pamalon C. ................................................................................................. Director of Human Resources B.S., Alabama State University M.S.H.R.M., Troy University Rudolph, Regina.............................................................................. Director - Management Information Systems B.S., University of South Alabama M.I.T., American Intercontinental University

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Support Staff Achord, Larry W. .......................................................................................................Director, Technology Services A.A.T., Patterson State Tech. College Alexander, Greg .........................................................................................................................Network Technician Allen, Jacquelyn D. ...................................................................................................Admissions and Record Clerk B. A., Alabama State University Anderson, C. Brittany ................................................................................... Staff Assistant for Student Activities B. S., Alabama State University Arrington, Martha .............................................................................................. Assistant Director, Financial Aid Arthur, Tracy L. ...................................................................................................... Admissions and Records Clerk Barnett, Theresa A. ...............................................................................................Secretary, Instructional Division A.A.T. , Trenholm State Technical College Bell, Cassandra........................................................................................................................................ Receptionist B.S., Troy University Bradford, Mark ...................................................................................................................................... Maintenance Brooks, Keneerd..................................................................................................................................... Maintenance Campbell, Louis R. ..........................................................................................................Maintenance Coordinator A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Campbell, Schwanda ................................................................Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students AOT, Patterson State Technical College Diploma, Patterson State Technical College Certificate, Patterson State Technical College Undergraduate Study, Troy State University, Montgomery Cleveland, Katrina H.......................................................................................................... Accounts Payable Clerk B. S., Auburn University Montgomery Colvin, Johnie .............................................................................................................. Culinary Arts Lab Assistant A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Certified Culinarian Cone, Angela ................................................................................................. Administrative Assistant to President Secretarial Certificate, Auburn University, Montgomery B.S., Faulkner University Cox, Kenneth ......................................................................................................... Coordinator - Safety & Security Crosby, Edward...................................................................................................................................... Maintenance Curry, Deloris ....................................................................................................................................... Lab Specialist Diploma, Trenholm State Technical College, Patterson State Technical College

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Davis, Glenda ............................................................................ Secretary, Health Services Technologies Division Certificate, Trenholm State Technical College Diploma, Trenholm State Technical. College A.S., Troy State University Montgomery B.S., Troy State University Montgomery Dennis, Robin D. ........................................................................................................................... Library Secretary A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College B.S., Faulkner University Dreyfus, Frank ......................................................................................... Lab Technician, Truck Driver Training A.S., Macon College B.A., University of Colorado CDL , Certification/Examiner Fontaine, David .................................................................................................... Accounts Receivable Accountant B.S., Auburn University, Montgomery Giles, Erica .............................................................................. Administrative Assistant – Institutional Research B.A., Auburn University, Montgomery Giles, Ronald .......................................................................................................................................... Maintenance Goode, Maurice ...................................................................................................................................... Maintenance Gordon, Ann .............................................................. Administrative Assistant to Director of Human Resources Certificate, Orlando Technical School Certificate, Missouri State College Certificate, George Washington University Gipson, Shearese ...............................................................................Administrative Assistant to Dean of Finance B.S., Faulkner University Greene, Linda ............................................................................................................................. Financial Aid Clerk Certificate, Trenholm State Technical College A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Griggs, Patricia H. ...........................................................................................Title III-B Administrative Assistant A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College B.S., Alabama State University Certified Professional Secretary, IAPP Graduate Studies, Alabama State University Holmes, Donald .................................................................................................................................. Web Developer B.S., Alabama State University Ingram, Sharon ................................................................Secretary – Training for Existing Business & Industry Jackson, Edwina................................................................................................................Student Support Services B.S., Alabama State University Johnson, Wenter..............................................................................................................Admissions/Records Clerk Lilley, Felicia (Lisa) ............................................................................................................Financial Aid Counselor B.S., Liberty University M.Ed., Auburn University at Montgomery Massengale, Corey ................................................................................................................. Building and Grounds H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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McCord, Danielle M. ..................................................................... Program Assistant, Student Support Services A.A.T., Patterson State Techincal. College Miles, Rosa ...............................................................................................Secretary, Emergency Medical Services Undergraduate Study, University of Phoenix Patterson, Robert ....................................................................................Evening Supervisor (Trenholm Campus) Patterson, Lawrence ........................................................................................................Maintenance Coordinator Patton, Gwendolyn........................................................................................................................................Archivist B.S., Tuskegee University M.Ed., Antioch University Portis, Sharon E. ........................................................................ Administrative Assistant to Dean of Instruction A. A., University of Arkansas at Monticello Pritchett, Suezette .............................................................................................................................. Business Office A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Richardson, Maria ...........................................................................................................Secretary, Upward Bound B.S., University of Alabama Robinson, Shonda ................................................................................................................... Business Office Clerk B.S., Auburn University of Montgomery Sager, James .............................................................................................................................. Network Technician Scott, S. Renita .................................................... Administrative Assistant to Dean of Workforce Development Diploma, Patterson State Technical College Smith, Henry ...............................................................................................................................Library/Mail Clerk Smith, Juawanna ........................................................................................................................................Title III-B A.A., Trenholm State Technical College B.S., Alabama State University Smith, Shirley ......................................................................................Administrative Assistant Practical Nursing A.A.T. , Trenholm State Technical College Stephens, Beverly ...........................................................................................Secretary, Director of Physical Plant B.S., Troy State University Stringer, Arnold.................................................................................................................Student Support Services B.S., Alabama State University Taylor, Erika ......................................................................................................... Secretary, Instructional Services A. A., H. Council Trenholm State Technical College Thomas, Renoda....................................................................................................Payroll & Personnel Accountant A.A.T., Trenholm State Technical College Diploma, Patterson State Technical College Toney, Zandra ...................................................................... Administrative Assistant, Adult Education Division B.S., Alabama State University

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Trimble, Joseph ....................................................................................................................................Library Clerk B.S., Faulkner University M.S., East Tennessee State University Turner, Doris .......................................................................................................... Job Readiness/ GED Instructor B.S., Tuskegee Institute M. Ed., Alabama State University Williams, Aurelia........................................................................................... Program Tutor/Development Studies Student Support Services - Trenholm Campus A.A.T., Patterson State Technical College

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Student Handbook Table of Contents Ability-to-Benefit Testing ......................................................................................................................................SH-3 Advising .................................................................................................................................................................SH-3 Ambassadors ........................................................................................................................................................SH-12 Americans with Disabilities Act ..........................................................................................................................SH-18 Bookstores..............................................................................................................................................................SH-4 Break Areas ............................................................................................................................................................SH-8 Bulletin Boards ......................................................................................................................................................SH-8 Campus Law Enforcement Policies and Practices .............................................................................................. SH-11 Campus Programs on Security and Safety .......................................................................................................... SH-11 Campus Regulations ............................................................................................................................................SH-14 Career Planning and Job Placement ......................................................................................................................SH-3 Cashiers ..................................................................................................................................................................SH-5 Change of Name ....................................................................................................................................................SH-7 Complaints (Initial Steps to Resolve) ..................................................................................................................SH-16 Plan of Resolution .............................................................................................................................................SH-16 Computer Crime Act ............................................................................................................................................SH-18 Criminal Actions or Other Emergencies (Reporting) ..........................................................................................SH-10 Dress Requirements ...............................................................................................................................................SH-7 Directory Information ............................................................................................................................................SH-5 Disciplinary Actions ............................................................................................................................................SH-14 Definition ...........................................................................................................................................................SH-15 Due Process for Student Disciplinary Cases .....................................................................................................SH-15 Procedure for Bringing Charges ........................................................................................................................SH-15 Procedure before the Board ...............................................................................................................................SH-15 Hearing Board....................................................................................................................................................SH-15 Appeal ................................................................................................................................................................SH-15 Grievance and Appeal Procedure ......................................................................................................................SH-15 Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act ................................................................................................................SH-18 Duplication Services ............................................................................................................................................SH-10 Emergency Messages .............................................................................................................................................SH-7 Equal Opportunity/Equal Access .........................................................................................................................SH-18 FERPA Rights (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) .................................................................SH-5 Notification of FERPA Rights .............................................................................................................................SH-6 Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs 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Procedures............................................................................................................................................SH-16 Report of Findings and Conclusions of Law.....................................................................................................SH-17 Available Appeals ..............................................................................................................................................SH-17 Chancellor’s Review..........................................................................................................................................SH-17 Appeal to State Board of Education ..................................................................................................................SH-17 Review by State Board of Education ................................................................................................................SH-17 General Rule on Findings 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Internet Accepatable Use Policy (AUP) ..............................................................................................................SH-19 Job Placement (Career Planning) ..........................................................................................................................SH-3 Learning Enhancement Centers (LECs) ................................................................................................................SH-4 Learning Resource Centers ....................................................................................................................................SH-4 Live Work ..............................................................................................................................................................SH-9 Lost & Found .........................................................................................................................................................SH-8 Mail ........................................................................................................................................................................SH-8 Off-Campus Trips ..................................................................................................................................................SH-7 Organizations (College) .......................................................................................................................................SH-12 Orientation .............................................................................................................................................................SH-3 Phones and Beepers in the Classroom ...................................................................................................................SH-7 Placement Assessment ...........................................................................................................................................SH-3 Rehabilitation Act ................................................................................................................................................SH-18 Security ................................................................................................................................................................ SH-11 Smoking Policy ......................................................................................................................................................SH-8 Social Functions ...................................................................................................................................................SH-12 Student Activities and Organizations................................................................................................................... SH-11 Student Conduct (Code of) ..................................................................................................................................SH-14 Student Government Association (SGA) .............................................................................................................SH-12 Student ID Cards ....................................................................................................................................................SH-8 Student Information ...............................................................................................................................................SH-7 Records (Student Educational Records) ................................................................................................................SH-5 Location of Records ............................................................................................................................................SH-5 Access to Students ...............................................................................................................................................SH-6 Limitations of Access ..........................................................................................................................................SH-6 Challenging the Contents of ................................................................................................................................SH-6 Waiver of Access .................................................................................................................................................SH-6 Providing Records to Third Parties .....................................................................................................................SH-6 Records Retention and Disposal..........................................................................................................................SH-7 Changes................................................................................................................................................................SH-7 Student Records Policy ..........................................................................................................................................SH-5 Definition of Education Records .........................................................................................................................SH-5 Definition of Student ...........................................................................................................................................SH-5 Student Right-to-Know ........................................................................................................................................SH-10 Student Services .....................................................................................................................................................SH-3 Student Support Services .......................................................................................................................................SH-4 Substance Abuse Prevention ................................................................................................................................SH-19 Telephones and Messages ......................................................................................................................................SH-7 Transcript Policy ....................................................................................................................................................SH-7 Vehicle Registration and Parking ..........................................................................................................................SH-8 Towing and Wheel Boot Policy ...........................................................................................................................SH-9 Vending Machines..................................................................................................................................................SH-8 Visitor Policy .........................................................................................................................................................SH-7 Weather Cancellations .........................................................................................................................................SH-10

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Student Services Purpose and Goals The purpose of the Student Services Department is to provide a learning environment that maximizes the opportunity for student growth, both individually and collectively, by establishing provisions for the development of the mind, body, and character. The goals of Student Services are as follows: -

To provide admission, registration, orientation, counseling, and other support services to meet students’ needs;

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to provide services and facilitate the successful acceleration of students through the educational process towards completion of their identified goals (transition to work or continued education);

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to provide a program of financial assistance for students; and

The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Documented information is required. Students with disabilities may be eligible for services such as untimed testing, tutors, and individualized registration assistance. The College has an ongoing partnership with state and private rehabilitation agencies as well as with a variety of counseling services and outreach agencies. If you have a disability that might require special assistance, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (334) 420-4316. Note: A Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available for hearing-impaired individuals and may be accessed through the Office of Admissions and Records at (334) 420-4310 or (334) 420-4304. Depending on medical needs, early registration may be provided for students with disabilities. Any student with a documented disability may take advantage of priority registration. This can be arranged through the Dean of Student Services by calling (334) 420-4332. Guidance and Counseling

- to provide career development services for students and alumni. Note: All services provided by the Student Services Department are available to all Trenholm students, regardless of campus location. Orientation All new students are required to attend Orientation classes during their first term of enrollment. Orientation is designed to provide students with information designed to help them succeed in college. Through attendance and participation, students are informed of the College’s policies and procedures as well as practices designed to help them with study and test-taking skills, time management, and more. Placement Assessment Each applicant entering the College must take the COMPASS Placement Assessment. The Placement Assessment is used to assess students’ skills in math, reading and English. The resulting scores are used to determine a student’s placement in general education courses. Applicants whose scores are below specified levels of the test will be required to enroll in the appropriate transitional course(s). Compass cut-off scores are used to determine acceptance in certain programs. For details, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records at (334) 420-4306 or the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) at (334) 420-4349 or (334) 420-4460. Ability-to-Benefit Testing An applicant can enter certain programs without a high school diploma or GED certificate. Applicants applying to H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College under this provision must pass the Ability-to-Benefit Test. The College will notify all applicants prior to enrollment each semester of the time, date, and place for the scheduled Ability-to-Benefit examination. For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records at (334) 420-4306, or the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) at (334) 420-4349 or (334) 420-4460.

Students are encouraged to utilize services of the counselors available in the Student Support Services Office. Additionally, students are encouraged to read the Student Handbook. The Placement Office and faculty advisors/instructors are available to assist students in making relevant career decisions and in selecting an appropriate course of study. The Student Support Services Office provides life-planning strategies and assists with study skills, time management and decision-making skills. Student Support Services may be contacted at (334) 420-4277 (Patterson Campus) or (334) 420-4326 (Trenholm Campus). When personal difficulties interfere with academic success, counselors/advisors can offer counseling and referrals to other agencies. Contact the Office of Student Services at (334) 420-4332. Advising All applicants must meet with a program advisor prior to registration. Program advisors are available to provide information about courses, programs, activities/events and careers. They assist students individually with planning their course work and other academic concerns. Program advisors provide a degree plan which outlines all courses leading to graduation requirements. Program advisors are available in each program to advise students who may wish to enroll. Advisors take a personal interest in applicants and their success by helping with planning and scheduling courses during pre-registration. Advisors also assist students with transfers to another program of study at the College. Prior to each semester, all students are encouraged to consult with their academic or program advisor to plan their course of study for a timely graduation. Program graduates are awarded Associate in Applied Technology Degrees, Certificates and Short Term Certificates. For information on academic advisement, contact the Office of Admissions and Records at (334) 420-4306. Career Planning and Job Placement It is the practice of H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College to provide skills training leading toward productive employment. This process includes the development of the student’s personal traits and habits important for job success and awareness of realities in

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the job market. Career planning assistance is available to all students who wish to make a career choice or change.

7. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 8. Trade Readjustment Act (TRA).

The Job Placement Office maintains an up-to-date file of part-time and full-time job opportunities. An attempt is made to refer students to positions that will benefit them financially and educationally. Other services include job search assistance, civil service announcements for federal, state, and county listings, career and employer literature, job fairs, on-campus interviews, and job search workshops. Students or former students in need of assistance should contact the College’s Job Placement Office at (334) 420-4291/(334) 420-4492 or btedwards@ trenholmstate.edu.

The College is fully approved by the State Approving Agency to offer training to eligible veterans. Any veterans interested in receiving benefits must first complete the admission requirements to enroll at the College. Veteran benefits are not awarded until all admission requirements are met. The Financial Aid Office is OPEN DAILY. Monday through Thursday - 7:30 am until 5:30 pm and Friday 7:30 am until 11:30 am For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (334) 420-4321.

Student Support Services This program funded by the U.S. Department of Education provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The purpose of Student Support Services is to increase the College retention and graduation rate of 345 participants and to facilitate the process of their transition from one level of higher education to another. Services to participants are free and include academic advisement; tutoring; personal and career counseling; assistance with completing financial aid applications; Grant Aid assistance for qualified Pell Grant recipients; assistance with transferring from a two- year college to a four-year college; loan of textbooks; college success and e-learn programs; cultural enrichment activities; and self-help, educational, and motivational workshops and seminars. Tutorial assistance is available online, in group settings, or one on one. Student Support Services may be contacted at (334) 420-4277 on the Patterson campus or (334) 4204326 on the Trenholm Campus. Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs The financial aid program at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College provides an equal opportunity for students of all economic levels to attend college. Financial aid is awarded based on student eligibility, individual need, college costs and availability of funds. The financial aid programs offered at the College include the following: 1. Federal Pell Grant Program (FPELL) 2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) 3. Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (FACG) 4. Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) 5. Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP) 6. Institutional Scholarships 7. Senior Adult Waiver Program. In addition, students who qualify may apply to the Agency listed below for financial assistance. 1. Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation (Disabled Veterans) 2. Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services 3. Alabama G. I. Dependents’ Scholarship Program 4. Alabama National Guard Tuition Assistance 5. Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program (ANGEAP) 6. Veterans Benefits

Learning Resource Centers The Library Learning Resource Center located on the Trenholm Campus houses the library that maintains a collection of print and non-print materials and an archival collection. A satellite library is located on the Patterson Campus that maintains a smaller collection of print and non-print materials relevant to the courses of study taught on that campus. Both libraries generally provide remote access to sources of current information and full-text general and discipline-related databases, as well as a wide range of other services to students, faculty, staff and community patrons. Bibliographic instruction is available to all students during English classes and upon request. In addition, departmental collections located on both campuses provide quick and easy access to frequently used resources. The Learning Resource Center/Library Tower can be contacted at (334) 420-4455 and the Patterson Campus Library can be contacted at (334) 4204357. The email address is lstaff@trenholmstate.edu and the website is www.trenholmstate.edu/library. Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) The Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) is located in Building J on the Patterson Campus. The Center is staffed with personnel eager to assist students in their transition to college. Students may strengthen their skills in English, math, and reading. LEC personnel can also help students with career planning. The lab supports programs at the College by providing computer-assisted instruction. Computers with access to the Internet are available for student research and for accessing the Alabama Virtual Library. The LEC also serves as the College test center for the COMPASS placement test. Information about the COMPASS placement test and resources for strengthening skills before the assessment is taken can be found on the College web page (www.trenholmstate.edu). New or prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the LEC, meet with staff members, and ask any questions they may have concerning programs of study. LEC services are available free of charge to all Trenholm students. Please call (334) 420-4349 or (334) 420-4371 if you have any questions. Bookstores Required textbooks and supplies are sold in the College Bookstore located on Trenholm Campus. The bookstore will operate on campus during the first two weeks of each semester. The bookstore is also available online at http:// trenholm.tbconcourse.com or via the online bookstore link on the College’s website.

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Cashiers During pre-registration and early registration cashiers will be made available on both campuses according to the published college calendar. The Patterson Campus Cashier may be contacted at (334) 420-4264. The Trenholm Campus Cashier may be contacted at (334) 420-4272. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) Student Records Policy Federal law governs how colleges and universities supervise student educational records. H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. This act is designed to protect the privacy of students’ educational records. FERPA also establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records; it provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings; and establishes the rights of students to file complaints with the FERPA Office. Students will be notified by publication of the regulations in the College Catalog/ Student Handbook. The College shall not permit access to or allow the release of education records or personally identifiable information contained therein, other than directory information as defined within the paragraph titled ‘Directory Information,’ without the written consent of the student, to any party other than the following: -

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in accordance with the procedures outlined in this statement with the exceptions specified within the following paragraph. Definition of Educational Records Student educational records are defined as those records, files, documents and other materials which contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by the College or by a person acting for the College. Specifically excluded from the definition of “educational records” and not open to student inspection are the following materials: -

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Definition of Student For the purpose of this policy, a “student” is defined as any person who is or has been officially enrolled in and is attending or has attended any course offered at the College. This definition does not include prospective students. Directory Information The following categories of information with respect to each student have been designated by the College as directory information which may be made available to the public, absent a student’s request that any such information should not be released without the student’s prior consent: -

Student’s name, address, telephone number Date and place of birth Dates of attendance Educational agencies or institutions most recently attended by the student Program of study, degree desired and classification Participation in officially recognized clubs, organizations and activities Degrees and awards received.

If a student has an objection to any of the aforementioned information being released during a given semester or academic year, the student should notify, in writing, the Dean of Students during the first three weeks of the semester or academic year. Location of Records The College has designated the following officials as responsible for student records within their respective areas of responsibility:

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These officials shall hereinafter be referred to as “records officials.” Each official is responsible for maintaining a listing of student records. The listing shall indicate the location and general content of the records. A student’s request concerning his/her records or files, including requests that information not be disclosed to the public, requests for disclosure to third parties and requests for access by the student shall be directed to the appropriate records official listed above. Forms for all such requests may be obtained from these officials. The appropriate records official will also attempt to resolve any challenges to the records at an informal hearing with the student. If an agreeable solution is not reached, the records officials will refer the student and his/her challenge to the College Hearing Officer, who shall set a hearing within ten (10) days for the final decision. Access of Student Records to Students The student is accorded the right to inspect and review, in the presence of the appropriate College staff member, any records, files and data directly related to the student. To inspect a personal folder or file, a student shall submit a written request signed by the student to the appropriate records official, and if not personally submitted by the student, then the student’s signature shall be acknowledged by the affidavit of a Notary Public. The request for inspection shall be acted upon within fortyfive (45) days from the date the request is received. If in the opinion of the appropriate records official, inspection can reasonably be accomplished by providing copies of said documents, such copies shall be made and provided to the student. Limitations of Access The right of inspection of personal information described in the above paragraph does not include: -

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procedures as provided within the preceding section titled, “Location of Records.” The request for hearing should identify the item or items in the file to be challenged and state the grounds for the challenge, e.g., inaccuracy, misleading information or inappropriateness, etc. The records official shall examine the contested item, shall hear the person responsible for placing the item in the file, if appropriate and possible, and shall examine any documents or hear any testimony the student wishes to present. The records official may decide that the contested item should be retained, deleted or revised or the records official may refer the matter to the hearing officer who shall set a hearing within ten (10) days for a final decision. In the event, any part of the challenged item will be retained; the student shall be allowed to place a written explanation in his/her file. A written decision shall be hand-delivered or mailed to the student within ten (10) days from the date such hearing is concluded, either by the records official or the hearing officer. Waiver of Access A person applying for admission may waive the right of access to confidential statements concerning his/her application for admissions, financial aid, employment, honorary recognition(s) or any other benefit made available by the College. No such application shall be denied because of the student’s failure or refusal to sign such waiver. Providing Records to Third Parties The general policy of H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is to refuse access to student records to third parties without the written consent of the individual student. Should a student wish to have such records released, a written request must be directed to the proper records official specifying the records to be released, the person and address to whom records are to be released, and a request for copies to the student, if desired. Trenholm will then transfer or grant access to the information. A record of requests of access, the legitimate interest involved, and action taken will be placed in the student’s file for all requests of the file, except those from school officials as noted in paragraph one. The Director of Admissions and Records will supervise the inspection of individual student records, and the student’s record file shall not be taken from the designated records office. The student may obtain one unofficial copy of his/her academic record in writing. An unofficial copy is defined as copy that does not bear the official seal of the College embossed on the record, but otherwise an official copy when released by the College’s records official. The Director of Admissions and Records, or designee, is the only person authorized to reproduce copies of official transcripts. Transcripts of records received from other colleges or universities become the property of H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College. Records of documents received from third parties will not be reproduced.

Challenging the Contents of the Records

Annual Notification of FERPA Rights

After inspecting his/her record, a student may request an explanation to challenge any part of the contents of such record. The student shall submit a written request for a hearing in the same manner and under the same

The College is required by the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to provide students annual notification of their FERPA rights. Students will be notified by publication of the regulations in the College Catalog/Student Handbook. FERPA

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Student Information

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Change of Name

All records are safely secured at the College and are retained and disposed of in accordance with policies established by the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama State Board of Education.

Academic records at Trenholm State are permanently maintained by student name. Name changes will not be made for an inactive student. A student may maintain academic records under the name used at the time of admission. There is NO requirement that a student must make a name change. A student who wishes to change his or her name must complete the Readmission/Information Change form in the Office of Admissions and Records. The student must provide proof of a divorce decree or a marriage license. If the aforementioned are not available, a valid Driver’s License AND social security card will be required.

Changes in the Policy This statement is subject to change by any additional Federal regulations or court decisions that may modify and/or negate any portion of these regulations. This statement of policy will be published in future College publications, where applicable. Transcript Policy

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In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the College does not release transcripts of a student’s work except upon the student’s written request; Official transcripts are sent to institutions, companies, agencies, etc., after the student’s written release is received by the Office Admissions and Records. The College honors FAX requests to send official transcripts to third parties; however, transcripts will not be faxed to an individual or a receiving institution. Fax requests for transcripts must be accompanied by a picture ID before the request will be processed. Official transcripts will be accepted when delivered “by hand” in an unbroken sealed envelope. Upon receipt, the transcript must be official and in a sealed envelope. The College reserves the right to deny hand delivered transcripts if foul play is detected; Transcripts are available to former and currently enrolled students. Transcripts which do not show the College seal, are marked ISSUED TO STUDENT, and are unofficial transcripts; Transcript requests will be processed in the order they are received. Requests should be made at least two weeks before the transcripts are needed; All transcripts issued to students are free. Transcripts will not be released for persons who have financial obligations to the College.

Request for official transcripts should be sent to: H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Office of Admissions and Records P.O. Box 10048 Montgomery, Alabama 36108 Name, dates of attendance, social security number, fee (if any), and the address to which the transcript is to be sent are to be included in the request. NOTE: Students with name changes should include ALL former names. The Office of Admissions and Records does not issue or reproduce transcripts from other institutions. Requests for transcripts of work where the student previously attended must be directed to those institutions.

One of the primary objectives of the College is preparation of the student for employment. A neat appearance and good personal hygiene are important factors in getting and keeping a job. Proper dress is expected as part of one’s educational training at the College. Students should not wear any sign, symbol, or other mode of dress that would antagonize or intimidate other students, disrupt the atmosphere of learning, or attract undue attention to the wearer. Instructors will discuss departmental policies concerning appropriate dress in the workplace. Visitor Policy Visitors should be able to demonstrate a valid purpose for being on campus. They are expected to abide by the regulations of the College. Students are responsible for the conduct of their guests. WHILE CHILDREN ARE ON CAMPUS, THEY MUST BE UNDER THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION OF AN ADULT. All visitors are subject to the same code of behavior applied to students. Disruptive visitors will be asked to leave campus, and if necessary, escorted off campus by security. Off-Campus Trips All off-campus trips must be approved in advance by the appropriate dean, division director, or program coordinator. Phones and Beepers in the Classroom Students are not to disrupt the class or other students. Students may not have audible phones, pagers or other similar equipment in the classroom or instructional laboratory. Class disruptions from the use of audible phones or pagers in class or lab may result in the student being removed from the class. Telephones and Messages Students may use faculty and staff telephones only in emergency situations. The College will accept messages for students only in cases of an emergency such as family illness, accident, or death. In such instances, every reasonable effort will be made to locate the student. Emergency Messages In the event of an off-campus emergency requiring the attention of a student, efforts will be made by the Office

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of Admissions and Records to contact the student. Contact the Admissions and Records Office at (334) 420-4300, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

machines. These machines are located on the Patterson Campus Student Center (Building D), the Trenholm Campus Student Center (Buildings D & E) and the Library Tower (First Floor Stairwell) 3086 Mobile Highway, Montgomery, AL 36108.

Please note: ONLY emergency messages can be relayed to students and ONLY a serious emergency can justify interrupting a class. If a student is not in class, it is impossible for him/her to be located and notified.

Student Identification Cards

Student Break Areas Student break areas are located on each campus and equipped with vending machines for student breaks and lunch. Most students bring their lunch and eat in the student break areas or at the outdoor picnic tables. The break areas at Trenholm Campus and Patterson Campus are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the end of the last class. On Fridays the break areas are open from 8:00 until 11:30 a.m. The vending and student break areas are located on Trenholm and Patterson Campuses, Buildings D. Smoking Policy Smoking is not allowed at any time in any building or in any College vehicle. Students will not be excused to leave the class to smoke. All faculty and staff will enforce this smoking policy.

Each student is issued an ID card the first semester of enrollment. For proper identification, students should have their identification card at all times while on campus and must be prepared to present the card whenever requested by a college faculty or staff member. Loss or theft of an ID card should be reported to the Student Activities Staff Assistant at 420-4247. ID Cards are free. Vehicle Registration and Parking All students must register motor vehicles, motorcycles and other motor operated vehicles that are to be driven on campus at any time, regardless of ownership. In order to receive a free parking hangtag, each student should be prepared to give his/her drivers’ license number and the make, model, and tag number of his/her motor vehicle(s). Parking hangtags are free. By securing and affixing the hangtag in clear view on the rear view mirrior, the student agrees to abide by the following parking regulations:

Lost and Found

1. The speed limit is not to exceed 15 mph on campus. 2. The registered driver is responsible for his/her vehicle regardless of who is driving. 3. Student must maintain active student hangtags.

Lost and Found is located in the Cashier’s office on both Patterson Campus (Bldg. B) and Trenholm Campus (Bldg. D).

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Bulletin Boards Bulletin Boards are placed throughout the College buildings. These boards should be checked frequently for announcements of events, notices regarding academic matters, and information from the Student Government Association (SGA). The bulletin boards, located in the Student Centers and the Library, may be used by students to display announcements of interest. These announcements must be approved by the Dean of Students prior to posting. Signs, posters, or literature are prohibited from restrooms, glass panels, windows, doors, ceilings, or any surface that could be damaged by tape or tacks. Students are responsible for removing all printed literature.

1. No parking hangtag 2. Parking in reserved areas, such as President and Visitor spaces 3. Obstructing fire lanes; parking within 15 feet of fire hydrant 4. Excessive speed on campus (15 mph maximum) 5. Parking on grass-covered areas 6. Driving the wrong way in an area which is designated a one-way street 7. Parking without a disability identification decal or tag in area reserved for the use of individuals with disabilities Penalties 1.

No leaflets or pamphlets should be distributed on campus without the approval of the Dean of Students. 2. Mail The College does not have facilities for forwarding a student’s mail. Letters and packages that are received at the College and addressed to students will be returned to the sender with the notification, “No Student Mail Service.” Only officially recognized student organizations may have mail sent to them, in care of Student Services Staff Assistant, Post Office Box 10048, Montgomery, AL 36108. Vending Machines Vending machines are located on both campuses. The College is not responsible for money lost in these

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Violations of regulations will subject the violator to fines as follows: All Violations - $5.00 Unauthorized Handicap Parking - $25.00 Vehicles may be booted or towed off campus at owner’s expense for failure to comply with traffic and parking regulations. Fines must be paid to the bookstore within 48 hours after the ticket is given, excluding weekends. When parking tickets are not paid by the end of the term in which the tickets were issued, the student will not be allowed to register again and will not be issued a degree, certificate, or transcripts until tickets are paid. Any excessive violation, such as high-speed driving, reckless driving, or drinking of alcoholic beverages while driving, or any other act that may affect the personal safety or property of students, faculty and staff, or others, may subject the violator to immediate suspension of driving privileges on campus and/or

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suspension from the college. To insure the safety of all persons walking and all motorists parking on campus, parking and driving regulations must be strictly enforced. All improperly parked vehicles will be booted or towed away at owner’s expense. All general regulations, policies, and procedures of the College are subject to change without notice. Towing and Wheel Boot Policy - Grounds Any Trenholm Security Guard or Dean may order the immobilization of vehicles in violation of the following parking regulations on either campus: 1. Failure to respond to three (3) parking violations tracked by vehicle license tag number 2. Parking an unauthorized vehicle in a HANDICAPPED space. 3. Parking in a FIRE LANE. 4. Parking in the President’s RESERVED space. 5. Parking in traveled portion of roadway. 6. Parking in No Parking/Tow Zone. When a vehicle is booted, a brightly colored notification will be placed on the driver’s side window with instructions for boot removal. The cost to the owner of a booted car will be $50.00. The person has up to 3 business days to pay all parking fines plus the booting fine. After 3 business days, if the owner has not contacted Campus Security or the Cashier and made arrangements for release of the boot, the vehicle will be towed with additional towing and storage fees. In the event that a person attempts to remove or tamper with an immobilization locking device (wheel boot) on a vehicle after being installed, the vehicle will be towed and impounded at the owner/driver’s expense. Any person(s) who tampers with or damages an Immobilizer (wheel boot) will be held responsible for any and all damages to college property and charged judicially and/or criminally. The “Immobilizer” (wheel boot) replacement cost is $500.00 regardless of the extent of damages. Persons wishing to secure the release of a vehicle that has been booted or impounded should first report to Cashier’s office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Once the fines have been paid, the bookstore or night coordinator will send a security officer to release the boot. If the vehicle was towed, the person must contact the towing company to pay tow fees and secure release of the vehicle. No vehicle impounded pursuant to this order shall be released until all fines have been paid.

Relationship to Training: Live work will be conducted when the training program requires such projects for the acquisition of career and technical skills leading to employment. Live work will be assigned to individual students by the instructor(s) as part of the student’s training program. Administration: The President of each institution is responsible for the administration and control of live work. All live work performed must be approved by the President or a designee identified in writing. The President shall be responsible for maintaining appropriate records and ensuring that the state prescribed and approved accounting procedures are followed. Live Work Projects: Live work may be performed in specific projects for specific individuals and organizations as defined in the guidelines. The scope and extent of each project will be well defined in writing before approval. Live work projects are completed by students for instructional purposes, and individuals and organizations assume all risks associated with accepted projects. The following individuals and organizations may request live work: -

Tax supported programs and institutions Active and retired public employees/officials Students in Alabama College System institutions Charitable organizations which are supported by donations.

Live work may occasionally be conducted for individuals or organizations other than those listed in paragraph 5 above, provided that: -

Such live work is not designed for competition with private enterprise; The circumstances involved are unusual and justify the acceptance of the live work project; and The President justifies in writing why the live work is necessary for the training program and files a signed copy with the Chancellor or a designated representative.

Each President will be responsible for submitting a report to the Chancellor’s office by September 30, documenting all live work projects performed during the prior academic year. The Chancellor will report annually to the State Board of Education on live work projects system-wide. Release of Institution Liability: The person, program, institution, or organization for which live work is done shall:

Live Work General Policies: The State Board of Education recognizes the important role that live work plays in career and technical programs. In providing these experiences, it is not the intent of the colleges to profit by live work or to compete in any way with private enterprise. Definition: Live work is defined as work requested from outside the classroom, that is performed by students and is directly related to the current subject matter taught as part of a sequenced course of study. Such work can be done either on campus or on a job location and includes service, repair, or production jobs of any and all kinds.

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individual. No person shall use the institution for personal gain or profit.

Guidelines for implementation of this policy shall be established by the Chancellor. Live Work: Off Campus

Student Right-to-Know The “Student Right-to-Know” Campus Crime Report is prepared September 1 of each year. The results of the report can be found on the College website. The policies, definitions and statistics contained within the Report are compiled in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (PL 101-542).

The President or designee must approve off-campus live work projects.

Reporting Criminal Actions or Other Emergencies

Off-campus live work projects for any authorized individual or organization involving more than 30 clock hours must be approved by the Chancellor or Chancellor’s designee.

Contact the following individuals, respectively, to immediately report criminal actions or other emergencies: Campus Security Supervisor- 202-0552, Charles Harris799-6535, President Munnerlyn - 799-6540 or Wilford Holt - 799-6541.

Guidelines for implementation of this policy shall be established by the Chancellor.

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Live Work: Building Structure On-Campus for Resale The State Board of Education authorizes colleges to build structures on campus for resale. The Chancellor must approve requests for structures exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000).

It is the policy of Trenholm College that any criminal act: act or threat of violence, injury, destruction of college or personal property; traffic accident; or other situation which occurs on college property or any other site operated by the College and which may constitute an emergency, a danger to the health, safety, or property of any person, or threat to public order be reported immediately to Security on the Patterson Campus – 300-4990 or Trenholm Campus – 300-4969.

The college must adhere to state bid laws. If security cannot be reached, then the situation should be reported to the Asst Dean for Safety/ Security, Charles Harris - 799-6535. An emergency is hereby defined as any event that is disruptive to the normal affairs of the College. Members of the campus community should be alert to emergency situations and make immediate reports as outlined below.

Guidelines for implementation of this policy shall be established by the Chancellor. Duplication Services The College provides copy machines in the Library on both campuses for student use. Copies are charged at a cost of 10 cents per page. First Aid Students requiring first aid should report to their instructor. In the event that a person needs emergency medical treatment, a Dean, Division Director or Program Coordinator should be contacted. A person suspected of being seriously ill or injured (broken bones, unconscious, etc.) should not be moved until medical personnel arrive. Any costs, such as transporting seriously injured students to the hospital, hospitalization, or treatment are borne by the student. The College does not provide emergency medical service. All areas are equipped with first aid kits. Any accident should result in an accident form being generated by faculty/staff and forwarded to Safety. Weather Cancellations

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The President is the only official who has the authority to cancel classes during severe weather or other catastrophic occurrences. In the event of weather conditions severe enough to cause cancellation or a delayed opening of day classes, announcements will be made at that time. Notices will be carried on the following radio and television stations: WACV-AM 1170, WXVI-AM 1600, WBAM/ STAR-FM 98.9, WHHY-FM 101.9, WLWI-FM 92.3, WMXS-FM 103.3, WVAS-FM 90.7, WXFX-FM 95.1, WZHT-FM 105.7, WCOV-TV, WNCF-TV, WAKA-TV, and WSFA-TV. Notifications will also be made through SchoolCast via email, text and automatic phone calls.

In reporting an emergency, the caller must: a. State name, b. State type of emergency, c. State location of emergency and d. Remain in the area until assistance arrives. All witnesses to any situation that fits into any of the above described categories shall make themselves available to make written statements and otherwise assist college officials and law enforcement officers in the investigation of the situation. It shall be an offense subject to appropriate disciplinary action for any H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College employee or student to file a false report, or knowingly make a false statement about, or interfere with the investigation of, any situation of the nature described in Paragraph 1. It shall be the duty of the College, upon any employee or official being made aware of any situation of a nature described in the Paragraph 1, to immediately take all reasonable action to prevent or minimize any harm or threat of harm to the employees, students, and visitors of H. College Trenholm State Technical College. Furthermore, it shall be the duty of said official(s) to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency in the event of an act of a criminal nature, or of any other nature (for example, a traffic accident) which would ordinarily involve law enforcement officials. Additionally, it shall be the duty of said official(s) to contact the appropriate fire department, emergency medical services, or other authority or agency which is due to be notified of the respective incident.

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Reporting of Emergencies - On Campus a. Medical Emergencies: In the case of major injury or serious illness, (1) Call 911, then (2) Call campus security (see published phone list for campus numbers). b. Fire/Explosion/Hazardous Material Spill: In the case of fire, explosion or hazardous material spill, (1) Activate the fire alarm or otherwise notify occupants to vacate the building; (2) Call 911 to report the event; (3) Call the campus security; (4) Call maintenance. c. Bomb Threat: In case of a bomb threat, call the campus police. d. Criminal Acts: In case of criminal acts including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary or motor vehicle theft, Call 911, then campus security and notify any Dean within the college. e. Maintenance Emergencies: In case of maintenance emergencies, (1) Call: maintenance; (2) Call the campus security. Reporting of Emergencies - Off Campus (participation at College functions) In the case of a major injury, serious illness or other emergency involving a faculty/staff/student participant at a college function: a. Call local medical assistance and local law enforcement personnel, if applicable by dialing 911; b. Call campus security in the event such occurrence is after normal operating hours. The Campus security will in turn notify the appropriate dean. Reporting of Emergencies - Off Campus Instructional Sites In the case of a major injury, serious illness or other emergency involving faculty, staff or students at an off-campus instructional site: a. CALL 911 b. Call the College operator at 420-4200 ext. 0 and that operator will notify security. Emergency Procedures - Building Evacuation In the event it becomes necessary to evacuate a building, all occupants are expected to vacate the facility as directed by the signage located in each building. Emergency Procedures - Tornado Watch a. The college will be notified through the college Alert Notification System a tornado watch is issued. b. Classes are not interrupted for a tornado watch. Emergency Procedures -Tornado Warning a. The college will be notified through the college Alert Notification System to take shelter when a tornado warning is issued. b. Building representatives and instructors shall assist in an orderly transition to shelter locations. c. Building occupants must from that point, listen for additional instructions through the Alert Notification System until the warning is canceled. d. Building Captains will direct the movement to the bottom floor of the building in which they are located. e. All occupants should avoid glass areas. f. When the tornado threat is over, the all-clear

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will be given by through the college Alert Notification System and normal activities will resume. Do not send people home during a tornado watch or warning.

Campus Law Enforcement Policies and Practices Procedure: 1. Any criminal act; act or threat of violence; injury; destruction of College or personal property; traffic; or other situation occurring on the College campus or other similar situation shall be reported to the Chief of Security immediately or as practical. In any event, said reporting shall be conducted through the completion of the appropriate incident reporting form. 2. In the event that the appropriate College official cannot be contacted, then the local police department, Sheriff’s office or local State Troopers’ office, may be contacted. 3. The Chief of Security, representatives of the local Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, or State Troopers’ office working with official capacity of said agencies shall have full and legal authority to enforce all pertinent state, federal, and local laws at Trenholm facilities and sponsored activities on or off campus. 4. The Chief of Security shall be responsible for the investigation of incident reports. Campus Programs on Security and Safety The College shall develop and implement formalized programs for students and faculty to provide information about campus security procedures and practices and to encourage them to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. Faculty and staff meetings address the need for security and crime prevention. Law enforcement personnel are invited to address the faculty and staff during in-service training on subjects ranging from drug and alcohol awareness to drug issues in the community. Drug awareness and prevention booklets are distributed to all students. All equipment items utilized in instructional programs are recorded and inventoried each semester. Information about campus security procedures and practices will be presented to all new students during the orientation course/program conducted at the beginning of each semester. As a minimum, this information shall include: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Hours of operation Emergency contacts and numbers, Common security procedures, and Reporting security violations.

Student Activities and Organizations The faculty encourages extracurricular activities that develop individual initiative, group leadership, and cooperation. Student activities are faculty and/or staff supervised and must be approved by the College President. The College sponsors the following student organizations: Student Government Association (SGA)

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The College has an active Student Government Association. All members are involved in and concerned with the operation of the College. They provide a valuable communication link between faculty and administration and the student body. They are also responsible for fundraising activities, helping with graduation ceremonies, and assisting in the recruitment of students. The officers of the SGA are elected annually.

After receiving the approval of the Dean of Students, the constitution must be submitted to the Student Government Association’s Executive Committee for approval.

Ambassadors Ambassadors exist to enhance the College image and to assist the administration in hosting scheduled community events, as well as in attaining the goals of the College. This body of student leaders is devoted to exemplifying loyalty and service to the College. Ambassadors act as a resource by promoting a positive image, hosting events, and providing a fun, comfortable, enthusiastic atmosphere for students and administrators. Social Functions Social activities or other entertainment must be sponsored by recognized campus organizations. College facilities will be made available to organizations for such activities when possible. Activities should follow normal approval procedures (see Procedures for Approval of Campus Activities). Any student who brings a guest or visitor to the campus or to any College sponsored activity will be responsible for the conduct of the guest. Official Recognition of Campus Organizations I.

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Formation of New Organizations

Any group wishing to organize on campus must receive permission from the Dean of Students, the Student Government Association and the President by submitting a written request to them. At the appropriate time, a constitution containing the following must be presented. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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The name of the organization; A statement of purpose of the organization; the membership eligibility requirements; a list of chartering students; a list of officers by title and any special functions of the office; a statement of the terms of the officers, and the time and method of election; frequency of meetings; a statement of membership dues, including amount and frequency of payment and provision for disposition of any funds in the event of dissolution of the organization; provisions for club advisors and name of club advisors. Temporary Formation

At the beginning of each semester, each organization must submit a current list of officers, advisors and active members to the Dean of Students. Any change or amendment affecting the nature or purpose of the organization as originally approved must also be approved by the Dean of Students. An up-to-date copy of the constitution must be on file in the Office of the Dean of Students. II. Club Advisors: Eligibility and Role A. All student organizations must have one qualified club advisor. When the membership exceeds fifty, organizations are urged to obtain an additional faculty advisor. B. Any faculty member or staff person with at least one year of service at the College may, with the approval of the Dean of Students, Academic Dean and President of the College, serve as an advisor to a student organization. C. The Dean of Students must approve any change in the club advisors. The Dean of Students will make every attempt to rotate club advisors to allow all interested persons to serve in that capacity. Rotation of advisors will come at the end of each semester when possible. Persons with special talents needed for a particular club will be given preference. D. A faculty member or staff person who agrees to serve as a club advisor accepts responsibility for encouraging the organization in its mission and purpose. The advisor(s) will encourage the members to function according to the organization’s constitution and bylaws. Advisors are responsible for the following: 1.

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must be submitted to the Dean of Students for suggestions, recommendations and approval. In the event that recognition is withheld, appeal may be made to the Dean of Students. The President of the College will make the final approval decision. During the time that the application for recognition is being considered, or an appeal is being made, a group may not sponsor speakers or activities in the name of the proposed organization.

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Policy and other college regulations pertaining to the student organizations and speakers; 2. The constitution and purpose of the student organization that they are advising; 3. The activities and the service projects of the organizations; Meetings will not be authorized or recognized unless attended by the advisor or a substitute duly approved by the Dean of Students. The proceedings of meetings held with a substitute advisor must be reviewed by the advisor; Speakers and special programs sponsored by student organizations must have the formal approval of a club advisor and the Dean of Students, in accordance with the standards set forth by the College; Written requests for activities (other than normal meetings) must be made in writing to the Student Activities Assistant at least thirty (30) days prior to the event; A request for outside speakers must be made in writing a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the

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issuance of an invitation. (Forms are available in the Student Center on the Trenholm Campus in Building D). III.

Building D on the Trenholm Campus. Completed forms must be submitted to the Dean of Students for approval. If approved, notices and printed material pertaining to the speaker will include:

Meetings 1.

Recognized student organizations are required to hold their meetings on campus. The College facilities will be made available when possible. Special permission must be obtained from the Dean of Students for off-campus meetings. IV.

Policies for Clubs and Organizations

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The name of the sponsoring organization and shall not contain any implication that the speaker or event is sponsored by the College. Placed only in locations approved by the Dean of Students.

D. Printed materials must be removed by the sponsoring organization within 24 hours following the scheduled event.

Campus organizations shall be open to all students without respect to race, creed, national origin, sex or disability. All clubs and organizations must conform to the laws and policies of the State of Alabama, the State Board of Education, Trenholm State Technical College and the Student Government Association (SGA). No club or organization shall interfere or support interference with the regular academic pursuit of any student. No club or organization shall cause or encourage non-attendance of classes or campus activities without prior consent of proper College officials. In addition, the clubs or organizations will not encourage any action that might cause disrepute to a student, instructor or college activity. V.

Procedure for Approval of College Activities

The following procedures are required to receive approval of activities other than on-campus regularly scheduled meetings: A. Submit a memo to the Dean of Students. A request to hold an activity must be made a minimum of thirty (30) working days prior to the proposed events. A request for off-campus speakers must be made a minimum of thirty (30) working days prior to the issuance of an invitation. B. Dean of Students will notify the approval or disapproval with reasons stated no later than twenty (20) working days prior to the proposed event or the issuance of an invitation. C. If the organization does not agree with the ruling of the Dean of Students, the organization may appeal the decision to the Dean of Students and President. The President of the College will issue the final decision. VI.

Visiting Speaker Policy

The College has established the following procedures: A. An outside speaker (one who is not a registered member of the student body, faculty or staff of this College) may be invited to speak on campus only by a College recognized student, faculty organization, staff organization, or administrator. B. The officers of such an organization sponsoring an outside speaker shall assume full responsibility for making the necessary arrangements, paying all expenses and preserving the peace and dignity of participants in the scheduled event. Any responsible officer who willfully violates this policy may become subject to appropriate disciplinary actions. C. Request forms for visiting speakers are available in the Student Activities Staff Assistant’s Office in H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College


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Campus Regulations Code of Student Conduct The College has an interest in maintaining a campus environment that is conducive to the educational mission of the College. Students at the College are considered to be responsible adults, serious of purpose, and enrolled for the primary purpose of furthering educational goals. It is assumed that students enrolling in the College are mature and have a desire for constructive learning and are attending with that purpose in mind. Common courtesy and cooperation is expected of all students. Each student’s and organization’s conduct is expected to be in accordance with standards of common decency and decorum, with recognition and respect for the personal and property rights of others and the educational mission of the College. A student or organization may be disciplined and is deemed in violation of the Code of Student Conduct for the following: 1. Dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism or knowingly furnishing false information to the members of the College faculty or to other officers or employees of the College in pursuit of their official duties; 2. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of College documents, records or identification; 3. Failure to comply with the authority of college officials acting within the capacity of their positions; 4. Violation of written College rules, policies, and regulations; 5. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, administration, and/or other College activities; 6. Vandalism, malicious destruction, damage, or misuse of College, public or private, property; 7. Conduct in violation of federal and state statutes or local ordinances which threatens the health and/or safety of the College community or which adversely affects the educational environment of the College; 8. Conviction for any misdemeanor or felony which adversely affects the educational environment of the College; 9. Obtaining College services under false pretenses including, but not limited to, misappropriation or conversion of College funds, supplies, equipment, labor, material, space, facilities, or services; 10. Lewd conduct or the verbal or written threat of such action against another person; 11. Harassment, intimidation, bribery, physical assault, or any other means, implied or explicit, to influence any student, employer or visitor of the College, including witnesses, before, during, or after a hearing; 12. Possession, while on the College owned/controlled property, of firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, or other dangerous instruments; 13. Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages or non-prescribed drugs on College property or at a student or College-sponsored function. No student will be allowed to enter class if intoxicated; 14. Unauthorized manufacture, sale, delivery or possession of any drug or drug paraphernalia defined as illegal under local, state, or federal law; 15. Theft, accessory to theft, and/or possession of stolen property; 16. Physical abuse, threat of violence, intimidation, and physical or mental harassment; 17. Trespassing or unauthorized entry into offices and

buildings; 18. Inciting false fire alarms, tampering with fire extinguishers, alarms, or other safety equipment; 19. Any participation in violation of the College visitation policy; 20. Disorderly conduct, including rioting, inciting to riot, assembling to riot, raiding, inciting to raid, and assembling to raid campus properties; 21. Disruptive or disorderly conduct which interferes with the rights and opportunities of those who attend the College for the purpose for which the College exists -- the right to utilize and enjoy facilities provided to obtain an education; and 22. Any other activity or conduct not specifically stated herein which impairs or endangers any person, property or the educational environment of the College. In addition to the above, the following rules and regulations must be followed by all students: 1. Students are expected to observe class rules and give due respect to teachers and the administration. All departmental policies must be adhered to by students. 2. Students are required to dress properly for the department in which they are enrolled. 3. Cleanliness and neatness are important phases of training and should be practiced by students at all times. 4. Outside jobs and interests will not be accepted as excuses for poor attendance and low scholastic achievement. 5. All visitors must check in with the Security Office and/or at the front desk in the lobby area of the Administration Building. 6. No children will be permitted in classes during school hours. Disciplinary Action - Definitions Probation is a strong restriction designed to encourage and require a student to cease violating College regulations. Students under this restriction are notified in writing. Students on Disciplinary Probation are warned that: 1. Any further violations on their part while under probation will lead to an extension of their restriction or disciplinary suspension. 2. They may not hold any office, elected or appointed, in any student organization. Disciplinary probation generally is not less than one academic semester. Suspension is the removal of a student from class rolls at the College for a designated period of time, usually not less than one semester. At the end of the designated period of time, the student must reapply for admissions to the College. Dismissal is the strongest disciplinary restriction. This category of severe penalty generally indicates the recipient may not return to the College unless granted special dispensation from the President of the College. Disciplinary Dismissal normally would be applied to students who were guilty of chronic violations or a major breach of conduct so that rehabilitation possibilities appear to be remote. Immediate Temporary Suspension will be imposed in a

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situation when a student’s presence poses a continuing danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process. Notice will be given within ten (10) hours and a hearing will be held as soon as possible, usually within seventy-two (72) hours. Due Process for Student Disciplinary Cases Students are guaranteed procedural due process in all cases involving discipline problems. Emphasis will be placed upon achieving an equitable resolution to problems rather than seeking to emphasize guilt and punishment. Every effort will be made to educate students regarding their responsibilities as good citizens. The following procedures will be followed: Procedures for Bringing Charges 1. Any student, faculty member or administrator may file a charge in writing against a student for misconduct. The charge is to be filed with the Dean of Students. 2. Within five days of receipt of the charge, the Dean of Students will determine the course of action regarding the accusation. If, during this period of time, a meeting is held with the accused, the accused will be advised of the nature of the charge, the name of the accuser, and that the accused has the right to remain silent. During this stage, the accused can admit to the charge and waive the right to the Hearing Board. Punishment will be determined by the Dean of Students. The accused will be informed of the punishment within three days. 3. If disciplinary proceedings appear warranted, the Dean of Students will set a date, time and place for the hearing and the accused will be so informed by written notice at least five days before the hearing. The written notice shall contain the name of the accuser, the specific charge and the reasons for the charge. The accused will also be given a copy of the disciplinary procedures pertaining to due process. The accused can waive the five (5) days’ requirement before the hearing or can waive the hearing itself, admit the charge and have the punishment determined by the Dean of Students. The accused will be informed of the punishment within three (3) days. 4. Any student whose presence poses a continuing danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process may be immediately removed from campus. Notice of the charge of misconduct will be given to the student within twenty-four (24) hours and the Hearing Board will hold the hearing within five days. Procedures Before the Board 1. A hearing will be held before an impartial Hearing Board. The accused may challenge for cause any member of the Hearing Board. 2. The accused has the right to appear at the hearing, and to have present, at his/her expense, legal counsel or other representation. Said legal counsel shall only have the right to provide advice to the accused. The accused has the right to present a defense to the charge and has the right to present any witnesses or other evidence on his/her behalf. The accused has the right to remain silent. 3. The accuser will be required to be present. The burden of proof is on the accuser and the purpose of the hearing is to ensure justice. 4. A record of the proceedings in the form of a written

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summary will be made. The College may make a taped record of the proceedings. The accused has the right to employ a court reporter for a formal transcript at his/her expense. The hearing will not be open unless agreed to ‘on record’ by all parties. The order of the hearing will be as follows: Statement by the chairman of the committee as to purpose. The chairman will read the following concerning the receipt of evidence: “A school is an academic institution, not a courtroom. The Hearing Board is allowed to admit and consider evidence of probative value even though it may not be admissible in a court of law. This includes hearsay.” Reading of charge(s). Evidence and testimony of accuser. The committee has the right to interrogate the accused and any witnesses. The accused has no right to crossexamination and the accused must only address the chairman of the committee. The Hearing Board will vote in private. A majority vote is required for conviction. A majority vote will set the disciplinary action. The accused will receive, in writing, the Hearing Board’s decision within three days.

Hearing Board 1. The Hearing Board will be composed of the following: The Chairman, four faculty members, the President of the Student Government Association and the Student Activities Assistant. 2. The chairman shall be a member of the administration selected by the President to preside over hearings. The chairman has no vote but merely presides over the proceedings. Appeal 1. Within three days after receipt of the Hearing Board’s decision, a student may appeal in writing, the decision to the Dean of Students. 2. The Dean of Students will consider the appeal. A summary of the proceedings before the Hearing Board will be presented to the Dean of Students for review and consideration. 3. The Dean of Students will inform the student of the decision in writing within three (3) days after the appeal. 4. The decision by the Dean of Students will be final. Grievance and Appeal Procedures In order for the College to carry out its mission, any valid written complaint by a student concerning the College will be promptly addressed by the appropriate authorities. Therefore, the following procedures for resolving such complaints and grievances have been adopted by the College: Initial Steps to Resolve a Complaint Any student enrolled at the College who wishes to make a complaint about an academic matter shall report that complaint in writing to the instructor, or if related to the instructor’s actions, the complaint goes to the Program Coordinator. If the Program Coordinator is the instructor, the complaint goes to the Division Chair; if unresolved, the complaint goes to the Dean.

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Any student enrolled at the College who wishes to make a complaint about a non-academic matter shall report that complaint in writing to the Dean of Students, or if related to the Dean of Student’s actions, the complaint goes directly to the President’s Office.

(30) days of the occurrence of the alleged discriminatory act or of the date on which the complainant knew or should have known that the alleged discriminatory act took place. Investigation, Hearing and Findings

Written complaint can be either typewritten or handwritten and must be signed. Written complaints may take the form of email but must be verified in person by the individual receiving the complaint. If the complaint is about a specific occurrence, the complaint shall be made within ten (10) working days of the occurrence. The Grievance Officer on the Patterson Campus may be contacted by calling 420-4282. On the Trenholm Campus, the Grievance Officer is located in Building H and may be contacted by calling 420-4468. If, after discussion between the student and the respective parties, it is determined that the complaint cannot be resolved immediately, the College’s Grievance Officer will take action to resolve the complaint. The official will then submit a report within ten (10) working days of the filing of the complaint to the President, the College Grievance Officer, and such other appropriate College official(s) as the President may designate, detailing both the complaint and the resolution. Plans for Resolution If the student’s complaint cannot be resolved immediately but requires instead a “plan of resolution,” the College Grievance Officer to whom the complaint was made shall submit a written report to the President, the appropriate deans, and such other appropriate College official(s) as the President shall d