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Newport Business Institute

BULLETIN 2010-2011 VOLUME NO. 55

941 WEST THIRD STREET WILLIAMSPORT, PA 17701 Telephone: (570) 326-2869 1-800- 962-6971 Fax: (570) 326-2136


leTTeR fRoM THe PResIDenT “Making the choice to improve the quality of your life is the first big step. Choosing Newport Business Institute is your next step. We have been a leader in business education for over 55 years. Our programs are

Table of ConTenTs

designed to meet

History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

the current job

Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

requirements of

Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

employers. At Newport Business Institute, we provide a high-quality

License and Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Legal Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Administration & Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

education and

Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6

hands-on experience.

Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Newport Business

Financial Aid & Scholarship Information . . . . 8-9

Institute provides

Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11

you with the training

Graduate Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

and skills that are required for life-long career success.�

School Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-22 Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-26 Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-31

J. Bryant Mullen

Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

President

Application for Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-34


Our History... Newport Business Institute (formerly Williamsport School of Commerce) was founded in 1955 by Raymond A. Cornelius and Sara E. Cornelius and continued under their leadership until September 1976. The school was purchased and formed into Williamsport School of Commerce, Inc., under the laws of Pennsylvania. The school is administered by J. Bryant Mullen and Michelle L. Mullen. Neither subsidized nor endowed, the institution is entirely dependent for its continuous success upon the quality of its training as evidenced by the achievement of its graduates. In June of 1982, The Williamsport School of Commerce purchased the former Clay Elementary School from Williamsport Area School District. Built in 1963, this beautiful brick building has six spacious classrooms for instructional use. In January 1996 the name was changed to Newport Business Institute, Inc. Although located in a residential area, it is still not far from the business district. Shortly after the building was purchased, air conditioning was added to allow the students to study in a comfortable environment during the warm, summer months. Newport Business Institute continues to make every effort to beautify the campus. The purchase of adjacent property will allow for future expansion should the need arise.

Mission Newport Business Institute is a coeducational institution offering career-oriented programs of study in the field of business. Applications for admission are accepted without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin or physical handicap. The school perceives as its major role the training of men and women in the secretarial sciences and first-line management skills necessary for success in any of several positions in the business community. The school concentrates on business instruction as the fundamental pursuit of the institution. Therefore, the school endeavors to provide each student with the tools that he or she will find useful and marketable. Newport Business Institute realizes the importance of general related studies, which not only complement the basic program, but also are an integral part of the overall learning environment. Lectures, classroom discussions, student activities, and personal counseling are combined to train an employable business graduate. In all programs, emphasis is given to business ethics, interpersonal relationships, and the fostering of self-esteem on the part of the student.

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Objectives: 1. Prepare all students to meet the current needs of employers 2. Support continuing education and training for faculty and staff in order to keep up with changing technology by using faculty and staff professional development plans 3. Encourage all students to participate in lifelong learning through instruction and example 4. Improve student communication and problem-solving skills through written assignments and oral presentations 5. Develop student computer proficiency and expertise by updating the technology curriculum on a regular basis

A Distinctive School of Business... lICenseD... by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools. aCCReDITeD... by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Specialized Business Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates, in various business-related subjects. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, (202) 3366780. aUTHoRIZeD... by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to grant the Associate in Specialized Business Degree for the completion of specified two-year programs. aPPRoVeD... for Veterans Training, War Orphans Educational Assistance, Rehabilitation Training, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Legal Structure Newport Business Institute is a privately owned corporation. J. Bryant Mullen and Michelle L. Mullen are the co-owners.

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS) American Association for Medical Transcription Williamsport - Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Pennsylvania Business Education Association Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators 3


Corporate Officers J. Bryant Mullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President/Treasurer Michelle L. Mullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President/Secretary

Administrators Mary O. Weaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director Susan A. Crago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Administrative Assistant Penny J. Ellis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career Development Coordinator David Andrus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Director of Admissions Brooke Nachtway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Admissions Representative

Leaders Preparing Leaders Faculty Janice e. Morehart

Debra l. Crocco

Associate Degree in Secretarial Science, Williamsport Area Community College B.S. & M.S., Business Education Bloomsburg State College Keyboarding Accounting Mathematics Human Relations Exec. Office Procedures Dictation Speedwriting Payroll Legal Office Procedures Electronic Calculators

M.S. Ed., Mansfield University B.S., English Shippensburg University Keyboarding Executive Office Procedures Legal Office Procedures Records and Database Management Communication Electronic Calculators

Dr. Valerie l. Doebler Doctorate of Chiropractic, NY Chiropractic College B.S., Biology/Chemistry, Lock Haven University Anatomy and Physiology Medical Terminology Medical Records Medical Office Procedures Electronic Spreadsheets Insurance Coding Keyboarding

larry J. Manikowski B.B.A., Cum Laud, Marketing Fort Lauderdale University Psychology of Success Real Estate Sales Management Law Marketing Geography of Pennsylvania Public Speaking

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James Trick B.S., English and French Bloomsburg State College Word / Information Processing Communication Keyboarding Executive Office Procedures Legal Office Procedures Legal Terminology Computer Concepts

Martha J. bryant M. Ed., Bloomsburg University of PA M.B.A., Accounting/Business Management, Wilkes University B.S., Health & Physical Education, Lock Haven State College A.A.S., Accounting, Williamsport Area Community College A.A.S., Business Management, Williamsport Area Community College Accounting Payroll Tax Cost Mathematics Computer Accounting Applications Electronic Calculators Electronic Spreadsheets


Admission Requirements A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required for admission to all programs if the student desires to graduate and receive an Associate in Specialized Business Degree. A demonstrated readiness for the program selected must be shown, although no previous instruction in business subjects is required. A home-schooled applicant must provide proof of graduation from an organization governed by the State Board of Education, such as Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency. If the organization is not governed by the State Board of Education, the applicant must present a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Associate in Specialized Business Degrees are awarded for specified two-year programs and certificates are awarded for classes completed. Enrollments for the Associate in Specialized Business Degree Programs are accepted for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters, according to the school calendar. Acceptance into a particular program for a particular term is dependent upon a minimum enrollment in that program.

Each candidate for admission is considered

How to Apply The application form for admission must be filled out and returned to the Admissions Department with a $25 application fee. This fee defrays in part the expenses of investigating records, of advising applicants, and of other services provided by the Admissions Department. This fee is fully refundable if the student requests to be withdrawn from consideration within seven business days of submitting the application. After seven days, the school may retain the fee. The fee is not credited toward tuition. The applicant should request that an official transcript of grades be submitted directly from the high school in which the applicant graduated or will graduate. When all necessary records have been reviewed by the Admissions Committee, the student will be notified promptly of the Committee’s decision. Tentative acceptance is granted to high school seniors pending successful completion of high school. Within 15 days of notification of acceptance, the student applicant is required to make a tuition deposit of $50 to reserve a place in the incoming class. Failure to make this deposit makes the applicant subject to cancellation by the school. This deposit is applied toward the first quarter’s tuition payment. The tuition deposit is refundable in the event that the student desires not to enroll. 5

individually on merit and potential.


Admission From Other Colleges Newport Business Institute will accept credits from other ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools) accredited institutions. We will also accept credits earned at other institutions accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education. Transfer of academic credit will be based on an official transcript mailed directly to Newport Business Institute from the prior institution using our official transcript request form. Upon receipt of the transcript the evaluation process will begin. Credit will be granted to the extent that the subjects for which credit is requested are parallel in content and intensity to the subjects offered at our school. When a question arises concerning course content for transfer, a syllabus or catalog from the transferring institution will be required to determine if the course will be accepted. A grade of C or better will be required to transfer a credit. Transfer credits count toward the quantitative standard but not toward the qualitative standard.

Nondiscrimination Policy The school has a policy of nondiscrimination regarding students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, and religion in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other schooladministered programs, and also maintains a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in regard to admission or employment, and access to programs or activities. In addition, the school does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities or employment policies required by the Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments. Except for reasons prohibited by applicable discrimination laws, students may be excluded from or dismissed from the school at any time for reasons considered appropriate by the school. The following may be considered appropriate reasons for termination: 1. Failure to make academic progression or to meet the special skill requirements. 2. Proven case of dishonesty. 3. Excessive absenteeism. 4. Failure to pay school charges. 5. Improper student conduct. Students terminated for the above reasons will receive an “F” grade for the courses scheduled. The “F” grade will be included on all transcripts. 6


Tuition As of June 14, 2010, the charge for regular courses of four or five classes is $3,575. All tuition is payable at the beginning of each quarter. At that time the student should have made a tuition payment or have completed financial arrangements. Students scheduled for fewer than four classes will be charged $893.75 per class. The school reserves the right to change tuition and fees as conditions may require. The total tuition for the 90 quarter credit-hour programs is $21,450. There are other charges which should be pointed out for complete understanding of the total cost of a Newport Business education. These include: application fee (Due with application) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 25.00 Not refundable after 7 days unless applicant is not accepted. Graduation fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00 Covers all charges relating to graduation including Associate in Specialized Business Degree or certificate. equipment fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 150.00 (Payable each quarter by all students except practicum term) *laptop fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 300.00 (Payable each quarter by all students who do not have their own laptop except practicum term) *Upon the successful completion of a two-year degree program, and only a two-year degree program, by a student in good standing with NBI, the student may keep his/her laptop. If the laptop is broken or stolen and the cause is deemed “neglect” by NBI, the student will not receive a laptop upon successful completion of a two-year degree program.

Transcript fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 2.00 Reserved Parking / optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 25.00 / 15.00 (Payable each quarter) Non-refundable and Non-transferable estimated books & supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 400.00 (Payable each quarter) advance Tuition Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00 To reserve a place in the incoming class and is applied toward the first quarter’s tuition. Should the student decide not to attend, the deposit will be returned.

Delinquent Accounts Students will not be given an Associate in Specialized Business Degree or a transcript of record, including grades, until school indebtness has been fully paid.

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Financial Aid Programs... There are many ways to get financial help. Once you have decided upon a Newport Business Institute education, we can assist you in obtaining the various means to pay for your education and are eager to serve in this regard. sTaTe HIGHeR eDUCaTIon GRanT—Students enrolled in programs of 1800 hours or longer are eligible to apply for the State Higher Education Grant of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

We can assist you in obtaining the various aids to pay for your education and are anxious to serve in this regard!

Pell GRanT PRoGRaM—This is the Federal Program which provides funds to eligible students after high school. The Grant funds up to $5,550 per year. feDeRal faMIlY eDUCaTIon loan Plan (ffelP)— Students enrolled in programs at Newport Business Institute are eligible for the Guaranty Loan Program of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. PHEAA provides needed funds for qualified students in amounts up to $3,500 first year and $4,500 second year, and repayment may be deferred until six months after graduation and spread over a period as long as ten years. Complete information is available from the financial aid office or lending institution. sTUDenT assIsTanCe loans fRoM oTHeR sTaTes— Students who are residents of other states are eligible for loans through the organization set up to make such loans in those states. In general, the funds provided can equal $3,500 per year and are available to qualified students who are high school graduates and residents of those states.

NEWPORT BUSINESS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS MeRIT sCHolaRsHIPs–Robert Mullen scholarship Ray Cornelius scholarship The school awards up to two merit scholarships a year valued up to one-half of the total tuition cost. The awarding of any federal or state grants will affect the value of the scholarship. The merit scholarships are awarded to current high school seniors. Each recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA to extend his/her scholarship to the second academic year. The Newport Business Institute Scholarship Committee selects recipients based upon scholastic achievement (high school 3.0 GPA minimum) and financial need. The recipients must be of good moral character and maintain academic excellence. All applicants for the scholarship must submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation/reference on or before April 1. 8


aDUlT sCHolaRsHIPs–sara Cornelius scholarship The school awards one adult scholarship a year valued up to one-half of the total tuition cost. The awarding of any federal or state grants will affect the value of the scholarship. The adult scholarship is awarded to a student who has been out of high school for at least one year. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA to extend his/her scholarship to the second academic year. The Newport Business Institute Scholarship Committee selects recipients based upon achievement, moral character, and financial need. Applicants should indicate by letter their interest in applying for the scholarship. The deadline for the adult scholarship application is four weeks prior to the start date of the applicant’s first quarter. fbla sCHolaRsHIPs—The Newport Business Institute awards a Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship. The school awards one (1) scholarship to a member of Future Business Leaders of America chapter in Pennsylvania. Interested FBLA members should secure a “Pennsylvania FBLA Scholarship Application” from his or her local advisor and follow the directions for applying for a scholarship. The recipient will be selected by the committee of FBLA advisors and a representative of Newport Business Institute. The scholarship is valued at one-half of the total annual tuition cost. The individual’s financial need will be the determining factor for selection. A 3.0 quality point average is required during the period the scholarship is in effect. Applicants should indicate by letter their interest in applying for the scholarship. The deadline for all scholarship applicants is March 15. The scholarship is open to only high school seniors.

Federal Assistance Programs Newport Business Institute is approved for training students under the following programs: G.I. bIll—Veterans eligible for education and training under the Title 38 of the United States Code are entitled to a legislatively set monthly allowance from the Veterans Administration while attending the school in an approved program of study. WaR oRPHans eDUCaTIonal assIsTanCe—This program provides financial aid for the education of sons and daughters of veterans who died during, or as a result of, active service. Benefits are similar to those of the G.I. Bill. Dependents of disabled veterans may also be eligible for this program. VoCaTIonal ReHabIlITaTIon foR VeTeRans— Veterans disabled during wartime and under certain peacetime service may be eligible for educational benefits and training . oTHeR sTaTe feDeRal PRoGRaMs—Financial assistance may be available through such government programs as Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Bureau of Indian Affairs (for American Indian Youth), and State Vocational Rehabilitation (for handicapped), and Training Rehabilitation Act (TRA). 9


Refund Policy If any student withdrawing has received a Federal Stafford Loan and the loan has been negotiated by the school and the student, any refund due to the student must be returned to the lender as a payment on the student’s loan. If the student is attending Newport Business Institute for the first term (first term enrollment), the student must be enrolled 30 days before the school can negotiate the loan check. If the student withdraws within that 30 days, the loan check will be returned to the lender and the entire loan will be cancelled. For students withdrawing from school, after classes begin, the refund of tuition charges for each term, will be as follows according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed School Regulations: first Week—For a student terminating after entering school and starting the course, but within the first seven calendar days of the quarter, the tuition charges shall not exceed 25% of the tuition for the quarter. after first seven Calendar Days—For a student terminating after the first seven calendar days but within the first 25% of the quarter, the tuition charges shall not exceed 45% of the tuition for the quarter. after 25%—For a student terminating after completing 25% but within 50% of the quarter, the tuition charges shall not exceed 70% of the tuition for the quarter. after 50%—No Refund for the quarter All refunds of prepaid tuition shall be made by the school within thirty days of termination of student attendance. The termination date for refund computation purposes is the last date of recorded attendance. There is no refund of books, fees or supply charges to students who fall under the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed School Regulations. Veterans who withdraw prior to the completion of their courses are calculated on a pro rata basis. [38 USC, 1776 (c) (13)]

Newport Business Institute Return of Title IV Funds Policy A portion of Title IV Aid may have to be returned to the appropriate agency when a student withdraws or is terminated. The amount of Title IV Aid to be returned will depend upon the date of the student’s last recorded day of attendance. Official notification of withdrawal must be either in writing or orally to: Ms. Mary o. Weaver or susan a. Crago In accordance with federal regulations, those students who receive federal financial aid and who withdraw from the Newport Business Institute during the first 60% of the billing period will have their federal financial aid adjusted based on the percent of the period completed prior to withdrawal. That is, students will be entitled to retain the same percent of the federal financial aid received as the percent of the billing period completed. This 10


percent is calculated by dividing the number of days in the billing period (less any consecutive breaks of 5 days or more) into the number of days completed prior to withdrawal or termination. There will be no adjustment to federal financial aid after the completion of at least 60% of the billing period. Example: # of days completed # of days in the billing period = % of aid earned 100% - % of aid earned = % of funds to be returned Student withdraws with a last day of recorded attendance on the 32nd day of the billing period. There are 78 days in the billing period: 32 78 = 41.03% of aid earned 100% - 41.0% = 59.0% of funds to be returned This policy applies to all federal financial aid. It includes Pell grants, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and PLUS loans. When the amount of federal funds to be returned has been calculated, the funds will be returned in the following order: Unsubsidized Stafford Loans Subsidized Stafford Loans PLUS Loans Pell Grants Other Title IV Aid Other Federal, State, private or institutional student financial assistance To the student Please note that students who receive a refund of financial aid for educational expenses prior to withdrawing from Newport Business Institute may owe a repayment of those funds. Students will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office in such situations and will be given procedures to follow to take care of the overpayment. In most cases of overpayment, the student may consider the repayment of the Federal Stafford Loan as satisfactory repayment arrangements. Please note: The majority of students who drop before the 60% point will owe Newport Business Institute money. This is a result of Newport’s tuition refund policy, which is in accordance with the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed School Regulations. This refund is not in direct proportion with the Return of Title IV refund policy that is mandated by the United States Department of Education.

Scholastic Recognition The Associate in Specialized Business Degree is awarded to students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation in specified two-year programs. A certificate is awarded for a shorter course of study. A transcript of the student’s record is provided for all work completed. It is the responsibility of the student to secure the transcript when his contact with the school is terminated. 11


Job Placement Job placement service is available to all Newport Business Institute Graduates at no cost. It is important to the Newport Business Institute community that graduates have every opportunity to find placement upon graduation. After all, when businesses hire Newport Business Institute graduates, it signifies that the school is meeting its objective. With this in mind, the Career Development Coordinator maintains a close rapport with the area business community. Through maintaining and nurturing this rapport, the Career Development Coordinator can better consider graduates for positions they are interested in and qualified for.

Job placement service is available to all Newport Business Institute Graduates at no cost.

All placement information can be obtained in the business office. School hours are planned so that they allow time for part-time employment. Since Newport Business Institute is located near the downtown business area, there is always a demand for our students for afternoon and evening work. All Associate in Specialized Business Degree graduates of Newport Business Institute are entitled to placement assistance. No school can guarantee placement for its graduates; however, we assure all our graduates full cooperation and assistance in securing employment upon graduation and also in the future. We invite recruiters from many companies to visit the school to talk to the students about future employment. With very few exceptions, our graduates find the opportunities for positions they have hoped for. Many of our graduates have been very successful in business and are well-known leaders in their fields. Careful consideration is given to Newport Business Institute graduates who ask for a new job opportunity, regardless of the number of years that have passed or skills that may have grown rusty. Refresher training courses are offered by the school. It is possible in many cases to place Newport Business Institute graduates not only in the specific field they desire, but also in the location they specify. Placement is not limited to a particular part of the country.

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Reports Reports for each student are issued at the end of each quarter. The reports show the progress of the student in each program they are pursuing as well as the statement of attendance. The following is the grading scale: a-Excellent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90%-100% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 quality points b-Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80%-89% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 quality points C-Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70%-79% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 quality points D-Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60%-69% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 quality points f-Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59% or below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 quality points I-Incomplete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Credit withheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No QPA Computed W-Withdraw . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Credit withheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No QPA Computed TR-Transfer Credit . . . . . . . . .Credit granted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No QPA Computed f*- See Below . . . . . . . . . . . . .59% or below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No QPA Computed A student will receive a “W” if he or she withdraws before the end of the 6th week; after the 6th week, the student will receive an “F” for the course. F* (The student originally earned an F, retook the course and received a higher grade.)

Quality Point Average It is important that students know their quality point average and keep it above the minimum 2.0 required to remain off probation and to graduate. To complete the quality point average: 1. Total the quality points. 2. Divide the total quality points by the number of courses taken. 3. The quotient is your quality point average. Notice of academic probation or dismissal for academic reasons are mailed to students. Students are expected to maintain a satisfactory academic record at Newport Business Institute. Instructors will issue mid-term reports to students who are failing or near failing a course. A student is placed on the Dean’s List at the end of each reporting period if he or she maintains a cumulative 3.5 based on the 4.0 system. Individual accumulation of grades is kept by the teachers and is then transferred at the completion of a course to the student’s record card in the school office.

Incomplete & Failing Grades An “I” grade indicates incomplete work in class. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the course work within two weeks of the end of the previous term. If the work is not completed within the two weeks, the “I” grade will be changed to an “F”; and it becomes the student’s responsibility to repeat the course when it is offered again. A student cannot graduate if he or she has an “F” in any course. 13


Attendance Newport Business Institute students attend classes four days a week (Monday through Thursday) from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Teachers are available for tutoring, counseling, and giving make-up exams. Each student is expected to be in daily attendance at each session. The school should be notified when a student is absent. Students attending under the veterans’ program must attend 85% of the duration of the course in order to attain satisfactory attendance. When the student has missed 15% of the duration of the course by excused and/or unexcused absence, his or her training will be immediately interrupted. Students will be allowed to miss four (4) periods per class per twelve-week term. All periods missed will be counted individually.

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For example, a student misses Monday and Tuesday all day. He or she now has two absences for all five class periods scheduled. Only two more days can be missed without him or her losing a letter grade. In the event a student misses five (5) class periods in any one class, his/her grade will be lowered one letter grade in that class. If a student misses a total of nine (9) class periods in any one class, he or she will be dropped another grade in that class. No failing grade will be given because of attendance.

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Any student who misses eight (8) consecutive absences will be treated as a withdrawal after that eighth (8th) absence. Exception to missing eight consecutive class days will be when a student is hospitalized and before the end of the eighth day submits proof of hospitalization to the Director.

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Excused Absences The following types of absences will be considered by an Appeals Board as excused at the end of the term for a total of five or more absences. The student must keep documentation of same until the end of the term for presentation to the Appeals Board. 1. Hospitalization of the student or student’s immediate family. (The immediate family shall consist of the student’s spouse, parents or children.) Students who are hospitalized may be excused from the aforementioned policy up to twelve (12) days. After twelve (12) days have elapsed, each case will be considered individually by the Appeals Board. 2. Death in student’s family. A. Three days excused absence will be permitted for the death of a student’s spouse, children, parents or brothers and sisters. B. One day permitted for the death of any other family member. 3. Mandatory court appearances. 4. Welfare, WIC, or other appointments that cannot be scheduled for Friday. 5. Interviews for graduating students. 6. Jury Duty. 7. Emergency room outpatient visits. For emergency procedure only. (EXAMPLES: broken bones, lacerations, other type of critical care. This does NOT include common illnesses that can be taken care of by family physicians.) 8. Natural Disasters (flood, fire, etc.) 9. Non hospitalized car accidents coming to school. Documentation shall consist of either a doctor’s signed verification of the student’s illness of the immediate family member’s illness for hospital stays or an obituary notice for funerals. The school must be apprised of the reason for the absence within 24 hours or said absence will be recorded as an unexcused. Tardies will be counted toward absences. Three tardies will equal one absence. Teachers will consider a student tardy if he/she misses no more than 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the student will be considered absent. Students leaving a class within the first 45 minutes will be considered absent from the class. Students leaving 45 minutes after the class will receive a tardy for that period. Each instructor will maintain a log book for students to sign when they arrive late or leave early. Make-up work is not permitted for the purpose of receiving Veterans Administration training allowances. Class cuts shall be recorded as absences. The institution will maintain records of attendance. Absences must be reported to the Veterans Administration and other federal or state agencies. All full day absences will be indicated; and, in addition, partial absences will be compiled and reported if this is appropriate.

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Standards of Satisfactory Progress The academic year for students enrolled at Newport Business Institute is three 12-week quarters per year. The school determines at the end of each quarter that a student is progressing satisfactorily, using the grade point average. The student is notified of academic probation or academic suspension status by a letter and notification of a required meeting with the director. At the time of meeting with the director, an academic probation or suspension form is signed by the student. Required Incremental Course Completion Rate (Quantitative Component). The maximum allowable time frame for a student to complete the program in which he/she has originally enrolled is 1.5 times the length of the program. The minimum credit requirements are measured at the end of the first academic year (first three quarters) and the student must have successfully completed 67% of the credits attempted. The minimum credit requirements are checked at the end of each quarter thereafter and the student must have successfully completed 67% of the credits attempted. Students not meeting this standard at any of the specified checkpoints will be placed on academic probation for one quarter. Failure to achieve a 67% cumulative completion rate during the probationary quarter will result in the suspension of financial aid eligibility until the cumulative credits successfully completed are at least 67%. Grade Point average Requirement (Qualitative Component). Students whose grade point average falls below a 2.0 for any quarter are placed on academic probation for the next quarter. A quarter (term) is the grading period used in applying these standards. Students placed on academic probation must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for the probationary quarter and must complete a minimum of 60% of a normal class load during that quarter to avoid suspension. If the student does not have a grade point average of at least 2.0 for the probationary quarter, the student is suspended for one quarter unless mitigating circumstances exist. extended enrollment status. If a student loses his/her ASB degree status because of not meeting satisfactory progress or cumulative GPA requirements, he/she may be placed on an extended enrollment status and may continue training as a certificate student. Certificate students are ineligible for any federal, state, or other student financial aid. Reentry into the ASB degree program will be based on the student achieving a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and successfully completing 60% of the credits attempted. The student may then be eligible for federal, state, or other student financial aid. However, in no circumstances may the student exceed the 150% maximum time frame as outlined above and graduate in the original program. Credits taken by the student on extended enrollment status will be counted as credits attempted and will be used in calculating cumulative GPA. appeal Process. Any student certified as not demonstrating satisfactory progress has the opportunity to appeal the action. Appeals must be in writing to the director. A student who wishes to appeal a satisfactory progress decision may have special or mitigating

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circumstances. The student should explain what type of circumstances contributed to the academic problem and what plans the student has to eliminate those potential problems in the future. Each appeal evaluation is an individual judgment based on the student’s record and personal circumstances. An appeal of the satisfactory progress decision will be taken to the faculty advisor in the student’s program area, the director, and the financial aid administrator. The results of the appeal will be given to the student and to the financial aid office. In the event a student is not satisfied with an appeal decision, he/she may appeal to the president of Newport Business Institute. Successful student appeals will result in an appropriate individual adjustment to the satisfactory progress policy. If the appeal is approved, the student will continue in school. The student will have one quarter to correct all academic deficiencies and will be on academic probation for that quarter. Some examples of extenuating personal circumstances for which an appeal may be made are illness, death of a family member, employment responsibilities, change in program of study, or the length of time since previous enrollment. Appropriate documentation should accompany the appeal. Incompletes. An incomplete is identified on the report card with an “I.” An incomplete grade must be removed two weeks after the completion of the course or it automatically becomes an “F.” This time frame may be adjusted at the discretion of the director or instructor. The incomplete grade has no effect on the GPA. However, the incomplete grade is considered as credits attempted but not computed in calculating the percentage needed for satisfactory academic progress. After the two-week period and the course completion, the student receives his/her grade, and the student’s GPA and satisfactory academic progress are recalculated. additions/Withdrawals. A student may add a course no later than one week after the course begins. A student dropping a course before the end of the sixth week will receive the notation “W” on the transcript. A course with the designation of “W” has no effect on the quarter’s grade point average and is not considered as credits earned in calculating the percentage needed for satisfactory progress. It is, however, counted as credits attempted in determining the maximum course completion length allowed. After the sixth week, the student will receive an “F” for the dropped course. The grade does have an effect on the quarter’s grade point average and is considered as credits earned in calculating the percentage needed for satisfactory progress. It is counted as credits attempted in determining the maximum course completion length allowed. Repetitions. A repeated course is identified on the transcript with an asterisk beside the grade. A student may repeat a course only one time after failing (or receiving a “D” in a

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course considered a “major” course). The grade and credits earned for a repeated course are included when determining the GPA while the prior attempt grade is excluded from the GPA. Both prior and repeated credits are used when determining course completion rate for financial aid purposes. Change Program/additional Degree. When a student changes programs or seeks an additional degree, only the credits attempted and grades earned for those courses, that are applicable to the new program will be used to determine satisfactory progress. Transfer Credits. Transfer credits that apply to the program count toward the actual time frame (quantitative standard) of a student’s program but not toward his/her GPA (qualitative standard). Return to school after a Withdrawal. If a student withdraws from school and wishes to return, he/she must first complete an application form. If the student’s prior account is paid in full, the admission’s office will then send he/she a new enrollment agreement. If a balance remains on the student’s account, he/she must contact the financial aid office for payment arrangements. Once the financial aid office receives the student’s application form and enrollment agreement, it will begin to reinstate the student’s financial aid if he/she is eligible. If the student is returning in a new academic award year, he/she will need to apply for financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completion/Placement Rates. Program completion and placement rates may be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office. The rates are available to all students.

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Graduation Requirements To qualify for graduation in the Business Administration Program, the Secretarial Science-Executive Option Program, the Secretarial Science-Legal Option Program, or the Secretarial Science-Medical Option Program, 90 Credit Hours must be attained and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C� average) on a 4.0 scale. (If a student meets requirements for graduation but has not paid all tuition or other fees due, the student shall graduate but will not be entitled to a degree, transcript or other documents from the school.)

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Unit of Credit / School Year Newport Business Institute uses the quarter hour as its unit of credit. A standard quarter hour credit requires 20 hours of lecture or laboratory, or 30 hours of externship/practicum. Each term is twelve weeks in length. The school measures and awards credit based upon quarter hours, notwithstanding that the actual number of clock hours may also be listed. A student is considered to be in full-time attendance when carrying twelve quarter hours per term. A school year is defined as three terms (or quarters). The above paragraph applies only to those programs operated on a quarter term (or standard) basis. For those programs operated on a non-term (or non-standard) basis, the following applies: A standard hour of credit requires twenty class hours of worklab or lecture. The school measures and awards credit based on the number of credit hours completed, notwithstanding that the actual number of clock hours may also be listed. A school year is defined as a minimum of 36 credit hours or a maximum of 45 credit hours. 20 Lectures are equal to 1 quarter credit hour, 20 labs are equal to 1 quarter credit hour and 30 practicum are equal to 1 quarter credit hour. One clock hour equals 50 minutes. A credit hour is a unit of measure, not necessarily an indicator of transferability of credit. The receiving institution, rather than the training institution, decides whether to accept transfers of credits.

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Length of Programs The two-year Associate in Specialized Business Degree programs will consist of six (6) twelve week terms (approximately 18 months) for those students making normal academic progress. Freshman are those students enrolled in their first three terms. A minimum of thirty-six (36) credits must be obtained before being considered a senior (second academic level). Failure to meet these standards of academic progress may result in temporary loss of financial aid. Students enrolling in any Associate in Specialized Business Degree program must attend at least one (1) summer term.

Complaint Procedures Questions or concerns pertaining to the school’s commitment to satisfying the terms of enrollment should be directed to the school’s director. In the event the questions or concerns are not satisfactorily resolved by the Director or by other school officials, interested individuals or groups may bring the matter in question to the attention of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, and our Accrediting Council (ACICS), 750 First Street, NE Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241.

Evaluation of Credit The school evaluates courses in credit hours.

Books & Supplies Books and supplies are sold the week before the quarter in which they are needed.

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Discipline & Dress The school discipline and dress are similar to those of the modern business office. Students are expected to be as prompt and faithful in their school work as they will have to be in business. Since we are training students for business service, we consider it a part of our duty to teach them correct business behavior, conduct, and dress. The dress code will also be in effect on business trips. Students must not wear jeans (of any color), sneakers, sweatshirts, T-shirts, or other attire not accepted in a business office.

The

Room & Board

externship

Prospective students need not hesitate about coming to our friendly city. Many people in the area will accept students for room and board. The school will assist the student in finding a place to room, but final arrangement is between the student and the landlord and must be to the satisfaction of the student as to desirability and cost. The school assumes no responsibility in selection, rates, complaints, or safety of the student.

program is designed to provide students with

Extracurricular Activities

hands-on,

The school encourages students to participate in outside activities. All activities are planned by the Student Council and have proved to be very successful. During the year, various trips have been planned, along with other activities that the student body elects to hold. These activities provide an atmosphere of refinement and wholesome interests and add personal, social, and leadership development. Newport Business Institute reserves the right to make changes and the information in this catalog is subject to change without notice and is not legally binding. Any changes made will be those we feel are beneficial to the student.

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practical experience to supplement their education.


The following is a list of career options available upon completion of your classroom training: ACCOUNT MANAGER GENERAL MANAGER SALES REPRESENTATIVE SALES MANAGER TAX ACCOUNTANT ACCOUNTING PAYROLL SPECIALIST COST ACCOUNTANT

Business Administration Awards the Associate in Specialized Business Degree Seventy-two Weeks-90 Credit Hours This program is designed to give the student a wide range of courses in the field of business. He or she will receive training in the areas of accounting, law, sales management, and real estate. The purposes of the courses are to give well-rounded training in many areas of business organization and operation, and to make the student excellent promotable material. PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS AC 101 Accounting I 3 AC 102 Accounting II 3 AC 103 Accounting III 3 AC 104 Cost Accounting 3 AC 105 Federal Tax Accounting 3 AC 106 Payroll Accounting 3 AC 109 Electronic Spreadsheets 3 AC 110 Computer Accounting Applications 3 BA 102 Records and Database Management 3 BA 105 Real Estate 3 BA 107 Psychology of Success 3 BA 110 Sales Management 3 BA 111 Business Administration Practicum 15 C 101 Computer Concepts I 3 C 102 Computer Concepts II 3 EC 102 Electronic Calculators 3 GE 101 Communication I 3 GE 102 Communication II 3 GE 103 Public Speaking 3 GE 104 Mathematics 3 GE 105 Human Relations 3 GE 106 Geography of Pennsylvania 3 K 101 Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3 L 101 Law I 3 L 102 Law II 3 WP 101 Word/Information Processing 3

Each credit hour (except practicum) equals 20 clock hours. Each credit hour for practicum equals 30 clock hours.

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Secretarial Science

Executive Option

Awards the Associate in Specialized Business Degree Seventy-two Weeks-90 Credit Hours This program offers training in the secretarial field and provides the student with a better knowledge and understanding of not only the secretarial field but also of the related subjects such as law, and word processing. This makes the student good promotional material and a secretary better able to assist in the administrative and managerial aspects of business organizations. PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS AC 101 Accounting I 3 AC 109 Electronic Spreadsheets 3 BA 102 Records and Database Management 3 BA 105 Real Estate 3 BA 107 Psychology of Success 3 BA 110 Sales Management 3 C 101 Computer Concepts I 3 C 102 Computer Concepts II 3 EC 102 Electronic Calculators 3 EP 101 Executive Office Procedures I 3 EP 102 Executive Office Procedures II 3 EP 103 Executive Office Procedures III 3 EP 104 Executive Practicum 15 GE 101 Communication I 3 GE 102 Communication II 3 GE 103 Public Speaking 3 GE 104 Mathematics 3 GE 105 Human Relations 3 GE 106 Geography of Pennsylvania 3 K 101 Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3 K 102 Intermediate Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3 K 103 Advanced Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3 L 101 Law I 3 S 101 Speedwriting 3 S 102 Dictation 3 WP 101 Word/Information Processing 3 Each credit hour (except practicum) equals 20 clock hours. Each credit hour for practicum equals 30 clock hours.

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The following is a list of career options available upon completion of your classroom training: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OFFICE COORDINATOR RECEPTIONIST/ SECRETARY CUSTOMER SERVICE


The following is a list of career options available upon completion of your classroom training: LEGAL SECRETARY LEGAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST LEGAL ASSISTANT LEGAL RECORDS CLERK OFFICE MANAGER

Secretarial Science

Legal Option

Awards the Associate in Specialized Business Degree Seventy-two Weeks-90 Credit Hours Attorneys, insurance companies, the courts, municipalities, and government agencies are seeking men and women who are trained to do secretarial work and who also have some knowledge and understanding of the legal profession. This program fosters an understanding of the structure and operation of the modern legal environment. Emphasis is on legal terminology, business law concepts, and the preparation of correctly formatted legal documents. PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS AC 101 Accounting I 3 AC 109 Electronic Spreadsheets 3 BA 102 Records and Database Management 3 BA 105 Real Estate 3 BA 107 Psychology of Success 3 C 101 Computer Concepts I 3 C 102 Computer Concepts II 3 EC 102 Electronic Calculators 3 GE 101 Communication I 3 GE 102 Communication II 3 GE 103 Public Speaking 3 GE 104 Mathematics 3 GE 105 Human Relations 3 GE 106 Geography of Pennsylvania 3 K 101 Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3 K 102 Intermediate Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3 L 101 Law I 3 L 102 Law II 3 L 103 Legal Terminology 3 L 106 Legal Practicum 15 LP 101 Legal Office Procedures I 3 LP 102 Legal Office Procedures II 3 LP 103 Legal Office Procedures III 3 S 101 Speedwriting 3 S 102 Dictation 3 WP 101 Word/Information Processing 3 Each credit hour (except practicum) equals 20 clock hours. Each credit hour for practicum equals 30 clock hours.

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Secretarial Science

Medical Option

Awards the Associate in Specialized Business Degree Seventy-two Weeks-90 Credit Hours The need for secretaries who are trained in the field of medicine and surgery is growing each year. Medical associations, insurance companies, doctors, hospitals, and clinics look for men and women who have specialized in the medical secretarial field. This program prepares the student not only for the medical secretarial field, but also for secretarial positions in the field of business. PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS AC 101 Accounting I 3 AC 109 Electronic Spreadsheets 3 BA 102 Records and Database Management 3 BA 107 Psychology of Success 3 C 101 Computer Concepts I 3 C 102 Computer Concepts II 3 EC 102 Electronic Calculators 3 GE 101 Communication I 3 GE 102 Communication II 3 GE 103 Public Speaking 3 GE 104 Mathematics 3 GE 105 Human Relations 3 GE 106 Geography of Pennsylvania 3 K 101 Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3 K 102 Intermediate Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3 MD 101 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 MD 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 MD 103 Medical Terminology 3 MD 104 Medical Office Procedures 3 MD 105 Medical Records 3 MD 107 Medical Records II 3 MD 108 Insurance Coding 3 MD 106 Medical Practicum 15 S 101 Speedwriting 3 S 102 Dictation 3 WP 101 Word/Information Processing 3 *This program has been approved for online delivery. Each credit hour (except practicum) equals 20 clock hours. Each credit hour for practicum equals 30 clock hours. 26

The following is a list of career options available upon completion of your classroom training: MEDICAL SECRETARY MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST MEDICAL ASSISTANT MEDICAL RECORDS TECHNICIAN MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGER INSURANCE CODER


Course Descriptions aC 101 aCCoUnTInG I 3 Credits The study and application of the entire accounting cycle starting with the business transaction and ending with the post-closing trial balance. The accounting cycle is considered for both a personal service enterprise and a retail enterprise. This course is the foundation of all future accounting courses.

aC 106 PaYRoll aCCoUnTInG 3 Credits PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I A course designed to give thorough understanding of payroll accounting, the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, and state and federal taxes imposed on the employer and employee. Subject matter is coordinated with actual use of the various payroll tax forms.

aC 102 aCCoUnTInG II 3 Credits PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I This course is designed to give the accounting student an extensive knowledge of the procedures used in accounting for cash, the voucher system, short-term notes receivables and interest, uncollectible amounts receivables, merchandise inventory, property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets.

aC 109 eleCTRonIC sPReaDsHeeTs 3 Credits PREREQUISITE COMPUTER CONCEPTS I This course is designed to present to the student techniques for efficient and productive use of spreadsheets and provide them with a working knowledge of the basic capabilities of current applicable software. aC 110 CoMPUTeR aCCoUnTInG aPPlICaTIons 3 Credits PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I-II This course is designed to familiarize the student with computerized accounting systems which are norm in business today and to enable the student to convert their manual accounting skills to computerized system and give them adequate hands on experience.

aC 103 aCCoUnTInG III 3 Credits PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I-II This course will give the accounting student a thorough understanding of the procedures used in partnership and corporate accounting. The subjects considered include: partnership organization and division of profits; corporate characteristics and formation; accounting for stocks and bonds; temporary and long-term investments; statement of cash flows; and financial statement analysis.

ba 102 ReCoRDs anD DaTabase ManaGeMenT 3 Credits The purpose of this course is for students to learn how to manage paper, film, and computer records. They will learn how to solve records and database management problems faced by employees in a variety of office occupations: administrative support, junior management, accounting, data processing, word processing, stenography, and records management. All basic rules of filing will be covered.

aC 104 CosT aCCoUnTInG 3 Credits PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I-II-III The study and application of the procedures for compiling, summarizing, analyzing, and interpreting cost data and for determining unit cost production under both a job order cost system and a standard cost system for manufacturing company. aC 105 feDeRal TaX aCCoUnTInG 3 Credits PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I-II-III This course teaches the fundamentals of reporting income for individuals. Subjects considered are income, expenses, exemptions, capital gains and losses, and other tax problems. The subject matter is coordinated with the actual use of the Form 1040 and its supporting schedules and forms.

ba 104 MaRKeTInG 3 Credits The course objective is to present a clear-cut picture of the development and present status of marketing, to analyze its processes, functions, and institutions and examine the various policies and activities of marketing institutions. ba 105 Real esTaTe 3 Credits The main objective of this fundamental course is to acquaint the student with the principles of ownership, leasing, and transferring of real property. The course is designed to aid the secretary in dealing with real estate transactions and to assist the student in acquiring interest in real property.

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ba 107 PsYCHoloGY of sUCCess 3 Credits This course develops a positive approach to lifelong learning. Students are encouraged to identify specific short and long-term goals with a detailed plan for personal and career achievement.

eP 101 eXeCUTIVe offICe PRoCeDURes I 3 Credits PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS AND INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS This course focuses on completing projects that integrate business terms, critical thinking strategies, and Web-research skills into document production. Related learning and success tips are included to improve workplace efficiency and enhance professional development.

ba 110 sales ManaGeMenT 3 Credits A course designed to understand the significance of the core activity of the dynamic marketing function, personal selling. This course reviews the role of the salesperson in the new area of relationship management, and reveals the range of skills needed to succeed in the challenging and rewarding world of professional sales.

eP 102 eXeCUTIVe offICe PRoCeDURes II 3 Credits PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS, INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES I A continuation of Executive Office Procedures I, this course emphasizes the use correlation, and integration of various Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel into an office environment while continuing to include Web-based research and productivity. Efficiency and professional development are stressed.

ba 111 bUsIness aDMInIsTRaTIon PRaCTICUM 15 Credits PREREQUISITE: A passing grade in each of the twenty-five courses required for the Associate in Specialized Business Degree–Business Administration program as stated on page 23 of the catalog. In cooperation with a local business, the student spends 375 hours gaining practical experience in an office setting. This experience may be obtained in a number of businesses in the community.

eP 103 eXeCUTIVe offICe PRoCeDURes III 3 Credits PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS, INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES I-II This course teaches the student to transcribe quickly and accurately over one hundred letters, memorandums, forms, and other documents from cassette dictation. Emphasis is upon correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and formatting.

C 101 CoMPUTeR ConCePTs I 3 Credits This course provides a general introduction to computers and information processing. Topics covered include computer hardware and software; input, processing, and output; storage; database organization; the Internet; etc. C 102 CoMPUTeR ConCePTs II 3 Credits PREREQUISITE COMPUTER CONCEPTS I This course introduces students to Microsoft Windows. Among the topics covered are use of a mouse; management of programs and files; use of Wordpad, Paint, Clipboard, and other accessories; and printing.

eP 104 eXeCUTIVe PRaCTICUM 15 Credits PREREQUISITE: A passing grade in each of the twenty-five courses required for the Associate in Specialized Business Degree–Executive Option program as stated on page 24 of the catalog. In cooperation with a local business, the student spends 375 hours gaining practical experience in an office setting. This experience may be obtained in a number of executive offices in the community.

eC 102 eleCTRonIC CalCUlaToRs 3 Credits The student will learn the correct use of an electronic calculator in relation to the four basic mathematical functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Speed and accuracy are emphasized in this course. Through the use of simulations, the student will integrate accounting, calculator, and business math knowledge.

K 101 KeYboaRDInG foR MICRoCoMPUTeRs 3 Credits This course is an introduction to the keyboard by touch on microcomputers. A combination of text and software helps students gain speed and accuracy. Once they have mastered the keyboard, students move on to the formatting of reports, letters and tables.

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K 102 InTeRMeDIaTe KeYboaRDInG foR MICRoCoMPUTeRs 3 Credits PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS A continuation of Keyboarding for Microcomputers that includes straight copy, timed writings, letter styles, business forms, and more advanced tables and report formats.

lP 101 leGal offICe PRoCeDURes I 3 Credits PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS AND INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING FOR MICRO-COMPUTERS The student learns to type such legal forms such as deeds, wills, articles of agreement, contracts, briefs, ad letters, and other forms used in the legal profession. Organization and operation of a typical law office are also covered.

K 103 aDVanCeD KeYboaRDInG foR MICRoCoMPUTeRs 3 Credits PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS AND INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS In this course a diagnostic approach will be applied to help students achieve greater speeds with fewer errors on one and five minute timed writings.

lP 102 leGal offICe PRoCeDURes II 3 Credits PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS, INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS AND LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I In this course, students learn to transcribe legal documents neatly and accurately from audio cassettes. Among the documents covered are correspondence, initiating a lawsuit, answering a lawsuit, discovery/judgement and wills.

l 101 laW I 3 Credits The purpose of this course is to give the student an understanding of the history and development of our legal system and a knowledge of the legal principles in the areas of contract, negotiable instruments, and agency.

lP 103 leGal offICe PRoCeDURes III 3 Credits PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS, INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS AND LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I-II A continuation of Legal Office Procedures II, this course requires students to neatly and proficiently produce from audio cassettes documents such as probate procedures; guardianships, conservatorships, and name changes; and termination of marriage, adoption, and paternity.

l 102 laW II 3 Credits PREREQUISITE LAW I This course provides the student insight concerning governmental regulations as related to the leasing and transfer or personal and real properly. l 103 leGal TeRMInoloGY 3 Credits This course teaches the student the pronunciation, spelling, and meaning of approximately eight hundred essential legal terms commonly used in the legal profession. Areas of law covered include litigation, criminal law, probate, real property, contracts, domestic relations, corporations, etc.

MD 101 anaToMY anD PHYsIoloGY I 3 Credits This course traces the organization of the human body from the single cell and includes the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, and endocrine systems. The student will build a foundation of medical terms to be used throughout all the medical courses.

l 106 leGal PRaCTICUM 15 Credits PREREQUISITE: A passing grade in each of the twenty-five courses required for the Associate in Specialized Business Degree–Legal Option program as stated on page 25 of the catalog. In cooperation with a legal office, the student will spend 375 hours gaining practical experience in a legal setting. This experience is obtained in an attorney’s office, a courthouse, etc.

MD 102 anaToMY anD PHYsIoloGY II 3 Credits PREREQUISITE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I Beginning where MD 101 ended, this course of study includes the blood, heart, circulatory system, immunity, lymph system, respiration, digestion, urinary and reproductive systems. An oral report is required at the end of the course.

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MD 103 MeDICal TeRMInoloGY 3 Credits PREREQUISITE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I, CO-REQUISITE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II The student will analyze many medical words and establish a solid base on which to build a large medical vocabulary. Correct spelling is emphasized, and written homework reinforces classroom drills.

MD 108 InsURanCe CoDInG 3 Credits This course will introduce the student to the statistical classification system of diseases and injuries known as ICD-9-CM. Medicare requires the use of these diagnosis codes on insurance forms. The student will learn entry-level coding procedures. In addition, the student will learn basic CPT coding techniques for coding procedures performed by the physician.

MD 104 MeDICal offICe PRoCeDURes 3 Credits PREREQUISITE MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY One half of this course is designed to familiarize the medical secretary with the routine business office skills and procedures that will be used in the physician’s office and hospitals. Topics include medicolegal communication, telephone technique, medical records keeping, and introduction to insurance forms. The second half of the course introduces MediSoft, a widely used patient accounting software. Using the computer, students will learn to schedule appointments, handle billing, and produce reports.

s 101 sPeeDWRITInG 3 Credits Speedwriting offers a fast, easy-to-learn shorthand combining the alphabet with symbols. Theory is emphasized ; there is no speed requirement. s 102 DICTaTIon 3 Credits PREREQUISITE SPEEDWRITING Expanding on the theory learned in speedwriting, dictation applies the practical uses of shorthand in today’s office. Emphasis is also placed on the reference manual and proofreading.

MD 105 MeDICal ReCoRDs 3 Credits This course is designed to introduce the student to medical record transcription. Using transcribing equipment, the student will transcribe a variety of medical reports while learning format, punctuation, and medical terminology.

WP 101 WoRD/InfoRMaTIon PRoCessInG 3 Credits PREREQUISITE COMPUTER CONCEPTS I-II This course introduces students to Microsoft Word, a powerful and highly sophisticated windows-based word processing program widely used in law firms, medical settings, and business offices. Students learn to key, format, edit, store and print documents.

MD 106 MeDICal PRaCTICUM 15 Credits PREREQUISITE: A passing grade in each of the twenty-five courses required for the Associate in Specialized Business Degree-Medical Option program as stated on page 26 of the catalog. In cooperation with local medical organizations, the student will spend 375 hours gaining practical experience in a medical setting. This experience may be obtained in one or more departments of a hospital, such as radiology, or pathology; or at a physician’s office.

Ge 101 CoMMUnICaTIon I 3 Credits This course is an introduction to the traditional college-level essay. While reading and analyzing good model essays by others, students work through all levels of essay writing: development of a thesis; advancing and supporting the thesis; organizing and connecting the specific evidence; generating introductions, conclusions, and titles; and revising based upon unity, support, coherence, and effective sentence structure.

MD 107 MeDICal ReCoRDs II 3 Credits PREREQUISITE MEDICAL RECORDS The basic objective of this course is to familiarize the student with an extensive word and phrase base as well as the more basic reports used in a typical hospital or physician’s office. The objective is accomplished through use of the transcribing equipment to give students practical experience transcribing medical reports. The student will focus on accuracy while building transcription speed.

Ge 102 CoMMUnICaTIon II 3 Credits PREREQUISITE COMMUNICATION I In this course students read and analyze professional model essays while composing college-level essays grouped according to pattern: description, narration, examples, process, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, definition, division and classification, and argumentation. Students also write a summary and a report.

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MD 220 Healthcare Career Development 3 Credits This course covers concepts and information required for the medical insurance biller and coder to develop the skills and attributes necessary for a successful career as a medical office professional.

Ge 103 PUblIC sPeaKInG 3 Credits This course provides the student with the skills necessary to achieve clarity and confidence in public speaking. Principles of speech communication are introduced. The student will be taught to select topics, devise a main theme, collect data, and organize support material in outline format. Techniques in analyzing listeners, effectively communicating ideas, and projecting self-confidence will be covered.

MD 222 Clinical Medical Procedures 3 Credits This course covers skills and knowledge required for the medical assistant to identify and practice clinical medical assistant duties in the medical office. Topics include, but are not limited to; assisting with minor surgery, physical and medical specialty exams; clinical laboratory testing procedures; radiology; electrocardiology and pulmonary function testing; physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Ge 104 MaTHeMaTICs 3 Credits This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to expand their mathematical knowledge into the areas of descriptive statistics, geometry, algebra, and equation solving. It is intended to provide a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and principles necessary for success in many occupations as well as daily living.

MD 224 Principles of Management 3 Credits This class introduces the students to principles of scientific office management and the responsibilities of management for healthcare services, layout, space utilization, furniture and equipment, machines and appliances, branch office management, unions, personnel problems, training for workers, costs, and methods of procedure.

Ge 105 HUMan RelaTIons 3 Credits Human Relations is a study of the social sciences involving the development and interaction of individuals on a daily basis. Students will research, write reports, and discuss topics which prepare the student for life experiences. Topics addressed include diversity and global issues, ethics and social responsibility, creative problem solving, why people act the way they do, and the barriers that impede communication between people. Ge 106 GeoGRaPHY of PennsYlVanIa 3 Credits This course provides an analysis of the regional patterns of Pennsylvania. Topics include: topography, climate, water resources, mineral resources, and the historical development of economic regions within the state.

explanation of Course numbering system AC BA C EC EP GE K L LP M MD S WP

Courses related to the Medical Option online delivery in lieu of MD 106 Practicum: MD 215 ICD-9-CM Coding 3 Credits This course provides the student with a basic understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic procedural codes. MD 218 Introduction to CPT4 Coding 3 Credits This course provides the student with a basic understanding of CPT/HCPCS coding in health care.

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2010-2011 School Calendar 2010 sUMMeR QUaRTeR Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 14, 2010 Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 14, 2010 July 4th Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 5, 2010 Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 26, 2010 fall QUaRTeR Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 7, 2010 Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 7, 2010 Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 24, 2010 WInTeR QUaRTeR Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 30, 2010 Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 30, 2010 Christmas Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 20 - January 2, 2011 Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 3, 2011

2011 sPRInG QUaRTeR Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 7, 2011 Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 7, 2011 Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 18 - April 24, 2011 Easter Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 25, 2011 Memorial Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 30, 2011 Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 2, 2011 sUMMeR QUaRTeR Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 13, 2011 Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 13, 2011 July 4th Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 4, 2011 Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 25, 2011 fall QUaRTeR Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 6, 2011 Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 6, 2011 Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 23, 2011 WInTeR QUaRTeR Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 29, 2011 Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 29, 2011 Christmas Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 19 - January 1, 2012 Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 1, 2012 sPRInG QUaRTeR Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 5, 2012 Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 5, 2012 Easter Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 9, 2012 Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 23 - 29, 2012 Memorial Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 28, 2012 Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 31, 2012

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