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ARTS & SCIENCES If a bachelor’s degree is part of your plan, check out Rhodes State’s Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Finish your first two years here and then transfer to complete your bachelor’s degree. Choosing Rhodes not only saves you money, it’s the perfect first step toward your next goal!

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE Depending on the electives you choose, this degree provides a foundation for further study in areas like: • Business • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Engineering • Information Technology • Criminal Justice • Mathematics • Psychology • Pre-education/Pre-medicine and other fields



It’s true — healthcare is one of the fastest growing professions in the country…. and into the future. In Ohio, demand is surging for talented, highly-skilled and well-trained health professionals to work in hospitals, clinics, and care centers.

• Sharpen your skills through engaging and dynamic clinical experiences.

• Learn hands-on using human patient simulators.

• Study in good company, the likes of All-Ohio Academic Team members and Ohio New Century Scholars. • Take advantage of virtual learning options through live video conferences, webcasts, and podcasts.



An AA degree is ideal if you intend to transfer and want an education with a liberal arts emphasis. It prepares you for further study in areas like:

• Go places! Remember, if you’re working toward a bachelor’s degree, the credits you earn at Rhodes transfer easily to a four-year university.

• Communication

• Learn hands-on. If you’re planning a career in a medical or health-related field, you have the opportunity to work with a human cadaver in Rhodes’ Anatomy and Physiology courses…a benefit that most four-year colleges don’t offer.

• English • History • Psychology • Sociology • Pre-law and more

• Rediscover the written word. From sci-fi to biography and history, immerse yourself in great literary works and build the foundation for a lifetime love of learning. • Create and analyze your own flash mob in our Social Psychology course! • Study with the best! Our Mathematics professors have won National Awards for Teaching Excellence.

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In today’s global economy, well-trained professionals in the for-profit, non-profit, and public service sectors are in high demand. Our Business and Public Service programs will equip you for success in an increasingly diverse and global market.

Highlights: • Go virtual! Go global! Students can participate in Virtual Enterprise (VE), bringing new product ideas and business plans to market in 16 locations around the world. We’re the only Ohio college or university participating in VE. • Expect success. Early Childhood graduates have a 100% pass rate on the Ohio Licensure Exam. • Get hands-on training! Criminal Justice, Paralegal/Legal Assisting and Human Service students learn through practicum experiences. • Learn through simulation. Using the fire arms simulator, our cadets appear in hundreds of training videos that are distributed across the U.S.

Highlights: • Join the exciting and dynamic field of computer forensics! We are preparing the next generation of highly-skilled Forensics Investigators. Learn the latest hacking techniques used by black hat hackers and more….


Transformative growth is happening in telecommunications, information management, and high-tech manufacturing; the proof is all around us. Our Information Technology and Engineering Technology programs give you hands-on learning experiences through cutting-edge lab equipment, co-ops and internships…you’ll be prepared to compete in these rapidly-evolving high-tech fields.

• Explore the high-demand field of robotics handson. Check out our state-of-the-art labs, equipped with robots that sort, assemble and weld. • Become a leader in Operations Excellence Technology. Learn to drive business productivity and success. It’s one of the fastest growing fields! • Get social! The study of social media equips you to drive engagement, leverage mobile technology, and use social platforms to attract new customers. • Prepare for a bachelor’s degree in engineering with us. Rhodes State has a transfer agreement with Miami University. Start here and finish there! • Learn to build iOS applications for the iPhone,iPad, iPod, and other mobile devices through object-oriented computer programming… a perfect foundation for transfer study at a four-year university.

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According to federal labor statistics, nursing is expected to add nearly 600,000 additional jobs by 2018. That’s not just growth; that’s a boom! Our Nursing Program focuses on the comprehensive nursing process and customized patientcentered care to prepare you for that boom!

Highlights: • Practice your skills hands-on in our state-of-the-art labs! • Learn through simulation! Use human patient simulators and get real-time computerized feedback. • Hone your nursing skills in dynamic clinical settings • Transfer to complete your BSN via distance education or classroom instruction… we have partner universities waiting for you!

Accounting Administrative Office Technology • Executive Administrative Assistant* • Medical Administrative Assistant Advanced Manufacturing Associate of Arts • Education • History • Sociology • Writing/Literature Associate of Science • Business • Environmental, Health and Safety • Pre-Health • Psychology Associate of Technical Studies Business Administration*+ Business Management* Concrete Technology Corrections Dental Hygiene Digital Media Technology Early Childhood Education Electronic Engineering Technology Emergency Medical Services* Financial Services Health Information Technology (Marion Tech) Human Resource Human Service Law Enforcement Manufacturing Engineering Technology Marketing* Mechanical Engineering Technology

Medical Assisting Medical Laboratory Technology (Marion Tech) Networking Security Occupational Therapy Assistant Operations Excellence Technology* Paralegal/Legal Assisting Physical Therapist Assistant Radiographic Imaging Registered Nursing Respiratory Care Web Programming/Computer Programming

Nutrition and Food Service Professional Office Publications Office Software Paralegal/Legal Assisting

CERTIFICATES Accounting Clerk Activity Directing Advanced Activity Directing Advanced EMT Allied Health Professionals to Paramedic American Sign Language Basic EMT Basic Peace Officer Academy - OPOTC • Summer Academy • Evening Academy Business Administration* Business Management Child Development Associate Computer Numerical Control Developmental Disabilities Digital Media Technology Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Administrator Entrepreneurship Exercise Science Human Resource Management LPN to RN Transition Marketing Medical Coding Microcontrollers

Paramedic Phlebotomy Pharmacy Technician Practical Nursing Pre-gaming Design Programmable Controllers Real Estate Sales License Sleep Technology Specialist Social Media STNA Surveying Tax Preparer Team Leadership Troubleshooting Video and Graphic Specialist Web Programming/Computer Programming *Available Online/Distance Education +One Night a Week Format Effective July 1, 2011, colleges are required to report certain statistics related to certificates eligible for Title IV federal aid to help consumers make informed choices…. more at

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We think college should be more than just classes and exams. It should be a dynamic place to explore new ideas, find your passion, and make the connections that will last a lifetime. Step out of the classroom and into the ‘classroom of life’ by getting involved in the organizations, activities, and athletic opportunities that Rhodes State offers. At Rhodes, you can participate in student organizations and a variety of activities throughout the year.

We attract highly-skilled and competitive athletes to participate in Barons athletics. Just for fun… connect with other students through intramural sports. • Member of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) including women’s volleyball and basketball; and men’s basketball, golf and baseball • Intramural Sports including volleyball, basketball, whiffle ball, soccer, flag football and dodge ball.

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Your success is our success. Rhodes offers a wide range of services and experiences to support your goals and help you achieve your potential. Page 13



Once accepted to Rhodes State you’ll be matched with an academic advisor…your partner for success.

Whether you plan to transfer or enter the job market, we can help connect you to the right university for a bachelor’s degree and identify potential employers .



• Academic Success Center • Math, Science & Engineering Skills Center • Free Tutoring Services

ACCOMMODATIVE SERVICES We’re committed to providing a safe and accessible environment for all students.

COUNSELING We offer free services to help you learn to cope with problems that may interfere with successful personal or academic performance – Available to all enrolled students.

LIBRARY AND LEARNING RESOURCES Wander the stacks or connect to more than 130 databases online via OhioLINK – Resources that give you access to over 47 million items across 89 Ohio colleges and universities.

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE COURSE Preparation is everything! This required new student course is valuable in laying the groundwork for your success.

We take the sacrifices our Veterans have made seriously! If you are a dependent of a Veteran, we can connect you to the benefits available through the G.I. Bill.

CHILD CARE You learn better when you have less to worry about. That’s why we offer reduced-rate childcare through our Childcare Center at the Lima YMCA and at our on-campus facility.

DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC An added benefit! Oral exams, cleanings, and other preventative dental hygiene services are available free to students.

DISTANCE EDUCATION We get it! For a lot of students, college is just one part of a busy schedule. Rhodes State offers you online degrees via video-conferencing, webcasts, and other virtual learning tools.

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We know that college is an investment and we work hard to keep tuition affordable.

BEFORE YOU APPLY…. • Meet with an admissions counselor or attend an information session with a campus tour.

TUITION What’s better than a quality education at a reasonable price? Rhodes State is affordable! Tuition is just $156.86 per semester hour—that’s a lot less than many other universities and colleges! Working toward a bachelor’s degree? Save money by completing the first two years with us through our Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees – Start here and transfer on.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID Let us assist you with the cost of your education… we’ll connect you to sources of funding. A list of scholarships can be found at www.RhodesState. edu/scholarships.

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS • Federal Pell Grant • Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) • Federal Work Study Program • Academic and need-based scholarships • Direct Stafford Loans (subsidized & unsubsidized) • The Charles E. Schell Foundation Grant Program (interest-free loans)

• Collect information about the programs you’re considering

FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST 1. Apply to Rhodes State College 2. C  omplete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.FAFSA. gov early to find out what you are eligible for! 3. L  ist Rhodes State College on your FAFSA (code # 010027)

CAMPUS VISIT DATES… COME REDISCOVER Campus Tours and Information Sessions occur each week for you and your family. Meet with the Admissions staff to get all of your questions answered. November, 2013

Questions? Call 419-995-8802 or visit  

• November 5 - Preview Rhodes State AA/AS Transfer Programs, Business/Public Services, IT/ET Programs


• November 6 - Preview Rhodes State AA/AS Transfer Programs, Allied Health, Nursing Programs

Success starts here… At Rhodes State, you’ll find new, dynamic opportunities and exciting challenges around every corner — and you’ll discover more about yourself along the way. Of course, the best way to get to know us is to spend some time on campus. Schedule a visit, take a tour, attend an information session, or connect with a faculty member in your area of interest. We’re here, our door is open, and we want to meet you. Go to to learn more.

February, 2014 • February 17 - Presidents’ Day Open House Meet faculty/staff, tour labs and campus, participate in information sessions. April, 2014 • April 10 - Preview Rhodes State - All Programs

• Get help with the application and financial aid processes • Explore and get familiar with the campus • Discuss enrollment requirements for your program.

APPLY… IT’S EASY. JUST FOLLOW THESE 3 STEPS: 1. C  omplete the application at or paper application 2. Pay the required $25 application fee 3. S  ubmit your official High School transcripts or GED Scores and, if applicable, college or university transcripts (PSEOP Students)

HAVE QUESTIONS? Call us at (419) 995-8320 or email

Rhodes State College has been around for more than 40 years. Just like you, we have big plans for the future. We’re offering a wider range of programs and our campus has never been more dynamic. Enroll at Rhodes… to learn hands on, pursue your passions, achieve success, and launch friendships that will last a lifetime. Students are rediscovering that Rhodes isn’t just the familiar choice; it’s the #1 Choice! 4240 Campus Drive Lima, OH 45804 419.995.8320

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