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PROGRAMS

Add program: MAR 3060 E-Marketing 4


SCHOOL OF JUSTICE STUDIES MAR 3371 Marketing and Web Analytics 4
Human Services AS Degree MAR 3681 Audience and Application 4
See page 15 of Addendum for more information. MAR 4133 Law and E-Commerce 4
MAR 4721 Advanced Search Engine Marketing
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Strategies 4
Business Administration BS Degree – Internet Marketing Total degree credits 181*
Specialization
See pages 19 and 20 of Addendum for more information.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Pg. 13 Pharmacy Technician AS Degree Business Management AS Degree with
Major and Core Courses should read: Child Development Specialization
CGS 1190C Computer Information Systems 3 EEC 1202 Early Childhood Education Curriculum
COM 1007 Professional Communication 4 and Instruction 4
E150 Success Strategies 4 EEC 1700 Foundations of Child Development 4
E242 Career Development 2 EEC 1734 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 4
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology 4 EEC 2217 Emerging Literacy Through Children’s
HSC 2520 Pathology I 4 Literature 4
HSC 2521 Pathology II 4 EEC 2401 Dynamics of the Family 4
HSC 2641 Medical Law and Ethics 4 EEC 2500 Infant and Toddler Development 4
MNA 1161 Customer Service 4 EEX 2010 The Exceptional Child
OST 1100C Keyboarding I 3 Total degree credits 95*
PHA 1500 Structure and Function of the
Human Body 4
PTN 1002 Introduction to Pharmacy 4 Pg. 19 Early Childhood Education AS Degree
PTN 1023 Pharmacology for the Allied Health This program has been revised. See pages 16 and 17 of
Professional 4 Addendum for information on the following
PTN 2012 Unit Dose and Medication specializations:
Preparation 3 Child and Family Studies Specialization
PTN 2017 Pharmacy Math and Dosages 4 English Language Learner Specialization
PTN 2044 Pharmacy Technician Capstone 2 Special Needs Specialization
PTN 2220 Pharmacy Software / Automation /
Insurance Billing 3
Pg. 21 Criminal Justice AAS Degree
A Psychology Specialization has been added to this
Natural Sciences category should read: program. See page 22 of Addendum for information on
Natural Sciences (Select 1 course) the following specialization:
AST 2002 Introduction to Astronomy 4 Psychology Specialization
BSC 2020C Introduction to Human Biology 4
GLY 1000 Introduction to Geology 4
Pg. 28 Information Systems Management AS Degree
COP 1176, COP 2333, COP 2705C, and CTS 2811C
Add program: should read:
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS COP 1176 Introduction to Visual Basic 3
Business Administration BS Degree with Internet COP 2333 Advanced Visual Basic 3
Marketing Specialization COP 2705C SQL Server Development 3
GEB 1136 E-Commerce 4 CTS 2811C SQL Server Administration 3
GEB 4230 Website Development for Business 4
MAR 2678 Search Engine Marketing 4

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Under “Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering successfully completed that have not been designated as
System” section: equivalent. NOTE: Credit generated at institutions on the
General Rule for Course Equivalencies quarter-term system may not transfer the equivalent
Equivalent courses at different institutions are identified number of credits to institutions on semester-term
by the same prefixes and same last three digits of the systems. For example, 4.0 quarter hours often transfers as
course number and are guaranteed to be transferable 2.67 semester hours.
between participating institutions that offer the course,
with a few exceptions. (Exceptions are listed below.) The Course Prefix
The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major
For example, a freshman composition skills course is division of an academic discipline, subject matter area, or
offered by 58 different postsecondary institutions. Each sub-category of knowledge. The prefix is not intended to
institution uses “ENC_101” to identify its freshman identify the department in which a course is offered.
composition skills course. The level code is the first digit Rather, the content of a course determines the assigned
and represents the year in which students normally take prefix to identify the course.
the course at a specific institution. In the SCNS taxonomy,
“ENC” means “English Composition,” the century digit Authority for Acceptance of Equivalent Courses
“1” represents “Freshman Composition,” the decade digit Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, states:
“0” represents “Freshman Composition Skills,” and the
unit digit “1” represents “Freshman Composition Skills I.” Any student who transfers among postsecondary
institutions that are fully accredited by a regional
In the sciences and certain other areas, a “C” or “L” after or national accrediting agency recognized by the
the course number is known as a lab indicator. The “C” United States Department of Education and that
represents a combined lecture and laboratory course that participate in the statewide course numbering
meets in the same place at the same time. The “L” system shall be awarded credit by the receiving
represents a laboratory course or the laboratory part of a institution for courses satisfactorily completed by
course, having the same prefix and course number without the student at the previous institutions. Credit
a lab indicator, which meets at a different time or place. shall be awarded if the courses are judged by the
appropriate statewide course numbering system
Transfer of any successfully completed course from one faculty committees representing school districts,
participating institution to another is guaranteed in cases public postsecondary educational institutions,
where the course to be transferred is equivalent to one and participating nonpublic postsecondary
offered by the receiving institution. Equivalencies are educational institutions to be academically
established by the same prefix and last three digits and equivalent to courses offered at the receiving
comparable faculty credentials at both institutions. For institution, including equivalency of faculty
example, ENC 1101 is offered at a community college. credentials, regardless of the public or nonpublic
The same course is offered at a state university as ENC control of the previous institution. The
2101. A student who has successfully completed ENC Department of Education shall ensure that
1101 at the community college is guaranteed to receive credits to be accepted by a receiving institution
transfer credit for ENC 2101 at the state university if the are generated in courses for which the faculty
student transfers. The student cannot be required to take possess credentials that are comparable to those
ENC 2101 again since ENC 1101 is equivalent to ENC required by the accrediting association of the
2101. Transfer credit must be awarded for successfully receiving institution. The award of credit may be
completed equivalent courses and used by the receiving limited to courses that are entered in the
institution to determine satisfaction of requirements by statewide course numbering system. Credits
transfer students on the same basis as credit awarded to awarded pursuant to this subsection shall satisfy
the native students. It is the prerogative of the receiving institutional requirements on the same basis as
institution, however, to offer transfer credit for courses credits awarded to native students.

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Exceptions to the General Rule for Equivalency REMOVE FROM “COURSE DESCRIPTIONS”
Since the initial implementation of the SCNS, specific SECTION:
disciplines or types of courses have been excepted from
the guarantee of transfer for equivalent courses. These EEC 1940 Observing and Promoting Development in
include varying topics courses that must be evaluated the Early Childhood Classroom (pg. 40)
individually, or applied courses in which the student must
be evaluated for mastery of skill and technique. The EEC 1941 Creating a Learning Environment (pg. 40)
following courses are exceptions to the general rule for
course equivalencies and may not transfer. Transferability EEC 1942 Implementing Curriculum in the Early
is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Childhood Classroom (pg. 40)

A. Courses not offered by the receiving institution. PTN 2041 Pharmacy Technician Practicum I (pg. 48)
B. For courses at non-regionally accredited
institutions, courses offered prior to the PTN 2042 Pharmacy Technician Practicum II
established transfer date of the course in question. (pg. 48)
C. Courses in the _900-999 series are not
automatically transferable, and must be evaluated
individually. These include such courses as Special CHANGE “COURSE DESCRIPTIONS” SECTION
Topics, Internships, Practica, Study Abroad, TO READ:
Thesis and Dissertations. B091 Grammar and Writing for English Language
D. College preparatory and vocational preparatory Learners (pg. 33)
courses. Prerequisite should read:
E. Graduate courses. Prerequisite: Placement determined by assessment score
F. Internships, practica, clinical experiences and
study abroad courses with numbers other than B092 Academic Reading and Writing (pg. 33)
those ranging from 900-999. Prerequisite should read:
G. Applied courses in the performing arts (Art, Prerequisite: Placement determined by assessment score
Dance, Interior Design, Music, and Theatre) and
skills courses in Criminal Justice are not B093 Active Listening and Speaking (pg. 33)
guaranteed as transferable. Prerequisite should read:
Prerequisite: Placement determined by assessment score
Courses at Nonregionally Accredited Institutions
The Statewide Course Numbering System makes available BSC 2087C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
on its home page (http://scns.fldoe.org) a report entitled (pg. 33)
“Courses at Nonregionally Accredited Institutions” that Course description should read:
contains a comprehensive listing of all nonpublic A study of the structure and function of the human body.
institution courses in the SCNS inventory, as well as each A body system approach to learning will include the
course’s transfer level and transfer effective date. This integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, and
report is updated monthly. endocrine systems. Students will complete laboratory
exercises coordinated with course content and will include
Questions about the Statewide Course Numbering System microscopic observation, experimentation, dissection
and appeals regarding course credit transfer decisions activities and study of anatomical models.
should be directed to the Campus Director or the Florida
Department of Education, Office of Articulation, 1401 CCJ 1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice (pg. 34)
Turlington Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. Prerequisite should read:
Special reports and technical information may be requested Prerequisite: none
by calling the Statewide Course Numbering System office
at (850) 245-0427 or via the internet at CJC 1327 Case Management (pg. 35)
http://scns.fldoe.org. Prerequisite should read:

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Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice or profession is incorporated into the course content.
Introduction to Human Services Theoretical knowledge and principles are applied in the
skills laboratory and clinical setting. Normal functional
CJC 2400 Counseling Clients (pg. 35) health patterns are explored in the context of the physical,
Prerequisite should read: biological and social sciences.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice or
Introduction to Human Services
CJE 1009 Juvenile Justice (pg. 35)
Prerequisite should read: NUR 1144C Comprehensive Pharmacology (pg. 45)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice or Course description should read:
Introduction to Human Services This course introduces the student to the basic
pharmacologic concepts and principles related to the safe
CCJ 3701 Research Methods in Criminal Justice administration of therapeutic agents by nurses to clients of
(pg. 34) all ages. It is designed to facilitate the student’s
Prerequisite should read: understanding of the mechanisms of drug actions and
Prerequisite: Statistics in Criminal Justice provide a safe approach to drug administration. Students
learn major drug classifications and selected prototypes
COP 1176 Introduction to Visual Basic 2005 (pg. 36) along with principles and techniques of safe, effective
Course title should read: administration of drugs & other therapeutic agents, drug
COP 1176 Introduction to Visual Basic interactions, legal responsibilities and nursing
considerations for specific drugs affecting all body
COP 2333 Visual Basic 2005 Advanced (pg. 37) systems. By the end of the course, students must apply
Course title and prerequisite should read: computation skills to demonstrate administration of drugs
COP 2333 Advanced Visual Basic without error in order to successfully pass the course and
Prerequisite: Introduction to Visual Basic progress in the nursing program.

COP 2705C SQL Server 2005 Development (pg. 37) NUR 1211C Adult Health Nursing I (pg. 46)
Course title and prerequisite should read: Course description should read:
COP 2705C SQL Server Development This is the first of three adult-health nursing courses. In
Prerequisite: SQL Server Administration this, course students continue to develop their role as a
member of the profession of nursing as a provider of care
CTS 2811C SQL Server 2005 Administration (pg. 38) to clients across the lifespan with uncomplicated medical
Course title should read: surgical alterations in health. Pathophysiologic mechanisms
CTS 2811C SQL Server Administration of diseases are covered as well as assessment and nursing
management with a special emphasis on the chronically ill
ISM 2202C Business Intelligence Reporting (pg. 42) client. The course curriculum includes concepts that are
Prerequisite should read: socially diverse, cultural, and ethnic in nature with regard
Prerequisite: SQL Server Administration to the care of clients across the lifespan. The role of the
nurse as provider of care, communicator, manager, and
NUR 1020C Fundamentals of Nursing (pg. 45) member of a profession are expanded and provide the
Course description should read: framework for clinical applications and evaluation.
This course provides a foundation for the nursing Theoretical knowledge and principles are applied in the
program. It introduces the student to the history and skills laboratory and clinical setting.
practice of nursing, including the standards of nursing
practice. The nursing process is introduced and used as an NUR 2460C Maternal-Child Nursing (pg. 46)
approach to nursing care with emphasis on assessment of Course description should read:
basic human needs relating to oxygenation, nutrition, In this course the student continues to develop the role as
elimination, comfort and safety, security, and mobility. a member of the profession of nursing as a provider of
Critical thinking as embodied in the nursing process is care to women, children and families in meeting their basic
emphasized and the concept of the nurse as provider of needs in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on
care, manager of care and member of the nursing knowledge and skills relating to the pediatric population

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and the childbearing family. The role of the nurse as a clinical application and evaluation. Theoretical knowledge
provider of care, communicator, teacher, manager, and and principles are applied in the skills laboratory and
member of a profession provide the framework for clinical clinical setting.
application and evaluation in pediatric and childbearing
settings. Prerequisite/Co-requisite should read:

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Nursing, Comprehensive


Pharmacology, Adult Nursing I, Maternal-Child Nursing,
Adult Nursing II
NUR 2711C Adult Health Nursing II (pg. 46)
Course description should read: Co-requisite: Nursing Role and Scope   
This is the second of three adult-health nursing courses.
The focus of this course is on the care of adults with NUR 2820 Nursing Role and Scope (pg. 46)
altered health status in acute care and psychiatric settings. Course description should read:
In this course, students continue to develop their role as a This course is designed to assist the graduating student in
member of the profession of nursing as a provider of care the transition to the role of the registered nurse. Client
to clients with more complex medical-surgical alterations care management concepts and the legal, ethical, and
in health. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and skills professional responsibilities of the registered nurse are
relating to advanced adult health care in medical-surgical stressed.
and psychiatric settings. The course curriculum includes
concepts that are socially diverse, cultural, and ethnic in PLA 1103 Introduction to Legal Research (pg. 46)
nature with regard to the care of clients across the lifespan. Prerequisite should read:
The role of the nurse as provider of care, communicator, Co-requisite: Introduction to Law and the Legal System
teacher, manager, and member of a profession are
expanded and provide the framework for clinical PLA 2732 Law Office Technology (pg. 47)
application and evaluation. Theoretical knowledge and Prerequisite should read:
principles are applied in the skills laboratory and clinical Prerequisite: Introduction to Law and the Legal System
setting.
PRN 0120C Child Nursing (pg. 47)
Prerequisite should read: Course title should read:
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Nursing, Comprehensive PRN 0120C Maternal/Child Nursing
Pharmacology, Adult Nursing I
PTN 1023 Introduction to Pharmacology (pg. 48)
NUR 2712C Adult Health Nursing III (pg. 46) Should read:
Course description should read: PTN 1023 Pharmacology for the Allied Health
This is the third of three adult-health nursing courses. The Professional
focus of this course is on the care of adults with altered 40 hours, 4 credits
health status. This concentrated clinical course in an acute Students in this course will learn the pharmacology
care setting promotes the student’s transition from student concepts necessary for a variety of allied health programs.
to graduate with its emphasis on management of care and They will study drugs according to their therapeutic
leadership, functional health patterns, professional applications. They will examine pertinent physiology and
behaviors, communication. Clinical decision making, related diseases before discussing the pharmacology of the
caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, drug. Students will also learn basic regulations that apply to
and managing care activities in a broad in-depth drugs.
application of the nursing process in the clinical
management of group of patients. The course curriculum Prerequisites: 1) Medical Terminology and 2) Human
includes concepts that are socially diverse, cultural, and Anatomy and Physiology I or Structure and Function of
ethnic in nature with regard to the care of clients across the Human Body
the lifespan. The roles of the nurse as provider of care,
communicator, teacher, manager, and member of a
profession are expanded and provide the framework for PTN 2012 Unit Dose/IV Lab (pg. 48)

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Course title should read: English Language Learners.
PTN 2012 Unit Dose and Medication Preparation
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III
STA 2021 Introduction to Statistics (pg. 48)
Course description should read: EEC 2220 Curriculum and Instruction for English
The general education statistics course provides students Language Learners
with an opportunity to acquire a reasonable level of 40 hours, 4 credits
statistical literacy and thus expand their base for Students will explore practical strategies in curriculum and
understanding a variety of work-related, societal, and instruction for English Language Learners. They will apply
personal problems and statistical approaches to solutions principles of developmentally appropriate practice in the
of these problems. The main objective of the course is the context of educating dual language learners.
development of statistical reasoning. Detailed techniques
of statistical analysis and the mathematical development of Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III
statistical procedures are not emphasized.
EEC 2225 Guiding Children’s Behavior
Prerequisite should read: 40 hours, 4 credits
Prerequisite: Passing grade in Foundations coursework or Students will explore how to use guidance in the early
placement determined by placement test score. childhood setting, with an emphasis on understanding why
young children exhibit certain behaviors and how we can
meet the child’s needs effectively and with support.
ADD TO “COURSE DESCRIPTIONS” SECTION: Students will learn how to provide positive guidance to
EEC 1945 Early Childhood Education Externship young children with challenging behavior.
180 hours, 6 credits
Under externship supervision, the student will observe and Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III
implement developmentally appropriate practices while
interacting with children and families. EEC 2270 Introduction to English Language
Learners
Prerequisite: none 40 hours, 4 credits
Students will explore effective ways to adapt English
EEC 1946 Early Childhood Education Externship II language instruction to teach learners in our increasingly
180 hours, 6 credits diverse population of young children and families. They
Students continue their externship experience in an early will examine a range of communication styles, learning
childhood setting. The focus is on developmentally styles, and behaviors that affect English language teaching
appropriate practices and leadership. and learning. They will analyze the development of English
language skills in all domains through social and cultural
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship lenses.

EEC 1947 Early Childhood Externship III Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III
180 hours, 6 credits
Students will complete their externship experience in an EEC 2271 Curriculum and Instruction for Special
early childhood setting. The focus is on developmentally Needs Children
appropriate practices and leadership. 40 hours, 4 credits
Students will explore how to adapt developmentally
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship II appropriate curriculum to support the development of
EEC 2213 Language and Literacy Acquisition children with special needs. They will learn strategies for
40 hours, 4 credits effective partnering with other professionals and parents
Students will examine how infant, toddler, preschool, and to ensure the achievement of developmental goals.
school-aged English language learners acquire language
and literacy. They will be exposed to early childhood Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III
programs that support children’s home languages, and
explore how to create an environment that sustains EEC 2272 The Inclusive Classroom

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40 hours, 4 credits Students will explore effective strategies for observation
Students will learn strategies for promoting and supporting and assessment in early childhood education. They will
an inclusive classroom. They will analyze environmental understand the observation, assessment, and planning
restrictions and explore how to support young children cycle and its impact on promoting children’s development.
with special needs in the early childhood setting.
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III
EEC 2930 Early Childhood Education Capstone
EEC 2402 Family Resource Management 20 hours, 2 credits
40 hours, 4 credits Students will integrate the knowledge and skills gained
Students will investigate how resources are assessed, from coursework in the Early Childhood Education
allocated, and utilized within families. They will explore Program. They will complete a capstone project that
strategies for helping families manage resources through integrates knowledge and skills in child development,
various problem-solving methods. health and nutrition, curriculum and instruction,
observation and assessment, and other areas relevant to
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III the field.

EEC 2403 Advocating for Special Needs Children Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education student in last or
40 hours, 4 credits second-to-last quarter.
Students will explore current trends, resources, and
advocacy on behalf of young children with special needs. HUS 1001 Introduction to Human Services
They will examine their role in supporting and advocating 40 hours, 4 credits
for young children with special needs and their families. Introduction to Human Services exposes the student to
the many facets of human services work. Topics to be
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III explored include programs, policies, history, politics, and
how current economics shape programs. Human service
EEC 2404 Child and Family Advocacy intervention strategies utilized in daily practice are
40 hours, 4 credits examined along with stresses faced in the workplace.
Students will explore and develop skills to advocate for Comparisons of human services systems from a variety of
children and families. They will review legislation, social countries will also be examined.
policy, and advocacy techniques. Students will also
investigate several current and controversial issues within Prerequisite: none
the early childhood profession, and explore current
research on early childhood education issues. HUS 1320 Introductory Strategies to Crisis
Intervention
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III 40 hours, 4 credits
This course sets the foundation for students to develop the
EEC 2412 Involving Parents of English Language morals, ethics, and attitude necessary to strategically help
Learners those in crisis situations. The values and ethics intrinsic to
40 hours, 4 credits the human services profession will be explored, as well as
Students will explore how to engage and support family developing interpersonal communication skills. Students
involvement for English Language Learners. They will will explore how human services professionals function as
examine methods for maintaining effective communication change agents and must therefore attain and develop a
and developing strong relationships with the families of core of intervention knowledge, theory, and skills to
English Language Learners. effectively deal with people in crisis. The ability to create
genuine and empathetic relationships with others is central
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Externship III to those entering the human services field. Intervention
strategies are also explored.
EEC 2613 Observation and Assessment in Early
Childhood Education Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Services
40 hours, 4 credits

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HUS 1551 Cultural Diversity in Human Services change will be examined as well as understanding that
40 hours, 4 credits setting or environment is as important as the individual in
This course will examine diversity in many communities it.
and the cross-cultural service delivery available in those
communities. Specific client populations will be explored, Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology
with an understanding of what cultural, physical, and
mental diversity is and why it is important. Special HUS 2712 Organization and Leadership in Human
attention will be paid to working with people of both Services
mental and physical disabilities. Those disabilities include, 40 hours, 4 credits
but are not limited to, mental retardation, autism, and Working and managing within a human services
Asperger’s Syndrome. organization takes high morals, standards, and ethics.
Through this course, students will consider the complexity
Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Services of moral and ethical dilemmas in navigating and managing
in the human service industry. Students will learn decision-
making techniques to include the necessary components
HUS 2520 Abnormal Psychology for an ethical reasoning process. In order to have a strong
40 hours, 4 credits foundation of practice, students will learn to how to build
In this course students will understand the applied a strong ethical organization through culture, climate, and
discipline of abnormal psychology. In order to understand structure.
and change abnormal patterns of functioning humans in
their communities, thoughts and behavior will be Prerequisite: Case Management, Counseling Clients
examined. Students will explore what is abnormal behavior
and what is not in current society and cultures. Numerous HUS 2940 Human Services Internship
applications will be examined, including a variety of mental 260 hours, 9 credits
health disorders, individuals who have difficulty Field experience is a key learning experience in a human
functioning effectively in everyday life, the impact of services delivery organization. It is a process of experiential
family dysfunction on the individual, and the influence of learning that integrates the knowledge, theory, skills, and
mental illness on criminal behavior. Variables that may professional behaviors that are concurrently being taught
affect a person’s ability to adapt and function in a within the classroom. It is an integral part of the total
community will be considered, such as one’s genetic educational process.
makeup, physical condition, learning, reasoning, and
socialization. Prerequisite: Students must be in their last or second to
last quarter before graduation.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology
MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing
HUS 2540 Community Psychology 40 hours, 4 credits
40 hours, 4 credits This course serves as an introduction to the marketing
Community Psychology focuses on the four systems which concept, integrating seven key marketing perspectives.
function in a community: the mental health system, the Topics include consumer buying behavior, business-to-
educational system, the criminal justice system, and the business markets and organizational buying behavior,
social service system. As human service professionals, market research techniques, fundamental pricing concepts,
students will analyze problems in these communities and marketing channels and logistics, integrated marketing
will evaluate individuals functioning in these systems, communications, and marketing’s role in electronic
offering both answers and proactive models of prevention. commerce.
Community psychology works toward the empowerment
of members within a community, while appreciating Prerequisite: none
diversity and understanding human behavior. Social

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ACADEMIC INFORMATION AND COLLEGE POLICIES

Add policy: For some programs, Rasmussen College requires applicants


2+2 Matriculation to pass a background check before admission. Note that
Students who have completed an associate’s degree from an “passing” a criminal background check is determined by
accredited institution may enroll in a Rasmussen College Rasmussen College, in its sole discretion. The background
bachelor’s degree in the same program area (i.e., business check is designed to alert students to issues that may impair
degrees are required for business, accounting for their ability to complete practicum activities or obtain
accounting, criminal justice/law enforcement for criminal employment upon graduation. The programs that require a
justice) with immediate junior-level standing. A block of 90 background check for admission are the following:
quarter credits for graduates from other accredited
institutions or the number of credits earned from • Health Information Technician AS
Rasmussen College graduates—minus any credits needed • Massage Therapy AS
because of prerequisites or program emphasis that are • Medical Assisting AS/Diploma
lacking—will be posted in the student’s academic transcript • Medical Laboratory Technician AS
upon enrollment. Students who have not completed • Pharmacy Technician AS
emphasis courses or prerequisite courses for junior- or • Early Childhood Education AS
senior-level coursework may be required to complete the • Criminal Justice BS/AS
emphasis courses or prerequisites, depending on the • Paralegal AS/Certificate
applicability of their prior coursework. Students must • Nursing AS
complete the required number of total credits, including all • Practical Nursing Diploma
emphasis credits, to graduate from the bachelor’s degree
program.
Pg. 49 College Acceptance or Rejection of Application
Admission
Add policy: Under “Background Checks:”
Early Childhood Education AAS Degree and Business Delete “Health Information Technician AAS
Management Bachelor’s Degree with Child
Development Specialization
Students who have earned a Florida Child Care Professional Pg. 49 Applying to the Medical Laboratory Technician,
Credential (FCCPC), formerly known as the CDA- Surgical Technologist, and School of Nursing
Equivalent or who have earned a CDA, awarded by the Programs
National Council within the past three years, awarded by Policy should read
The Florida Department of Children and Families, and are Applying to the Medical Laboratory Technician
enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Associate’s Program
degree or Business Management – Child Development Applicants must achieve a score on the STEP placement
Specialization Associate’s degree may request a waiver from exam above that requiring a Foundations course as detailed
Foundations of Child Development; Curriculum and in the current Rasmussen College catalog. Applicants must
Instruction; and Health, Safety and Nutrition if they be able to qualify for Math and English Composition
wish. The Academic Dean will review the student’s coursework even if plans are to transfer credits from a
credential, and if the criteria are met, will waive the course previously attended program. Former or current students
requirements and the grades will be posted on the student who have achieved a STEP score above that requiring a
record as a “CW.” Foundations course are not required to repeat the STEP
test.

Once applicants have achieved a sufficient STEP score,


Pg. 49 Background Checks they will be scheduled for the Evolve A2 entrance exam.
First paragraph of policy should read Applicants must pay a $75 non-refundable testing fee

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(covering the exam, and the study guide to be issued to the current Rasmussen College catalog. Applicants must be able
student) at time of scheduling. Applicants will take the to qualify for Math and English Composition coursework
Evolve A2 at a Rasmussen College campus. To be even if plans are to transfer credits from a previously
considered for admissions, applicants must achieve a score attended program. Former or current students who have
of 70% in the areas of Math, Vocabulary, Reading, and achieved a STEP score above that requiring a Foundations
Grammar. course are not required to repeat the STEP test.

Applicants who achieve the required Evolve A2 score will Once applicants have achieved a sufficient STEP score,
be contacted by the College to complete the following: they will be scheduled for the Evolve A2 entrance exam.
• Application Applicants must pay a $75 non-refundable testing fee
• Application fee (covering the exam, and the study guide to be issued to the
• Background screening student) at time of scheduling. Applicants will take the
• Any additional program-specific requirements as Evolve A2 at a Rasmussen College campus. To be
specified at the time of enrollment. A Health considered for admission, applicants must achieve the
physical will be required and must be completed following scores in the areas of Math, Vocabulary, Reading,
within the 6 months prior to the and Grammar (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, and
internship/practicum. Physiology are not required and may be omitted):
• Practical Nursing (PN) 70
Applicants who wish to repeat the Evolve A2 to increase • Professional Nursing 80
their score must submit a $30 non-refundable re-test fee.
Only two attempts will be granted during a six-month Applicants who achieve the required Evolve A2 score will
period. Applicants who do not achieve the required score as be contacted by the College to complete the following:
listed above will not be able to repeat the entrance process • Application
for 6 months after the date of the second exam. After this • Application Fee
period applicants must repeat the entire entrance process • Health Evaluation completed by a licensed physician
before acceptance can be granted. Current students in other or nurse practitioner. Evaluation must include
programs wishing to transfer into a course of study immunization record.
requiring the admissions standards outlined above will be • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or a current titer
required to take or retake the Evolve A2. must be submitted before admission. If not yet
administered, the series of Hepatitis B vaccinations
Once the applicant file is complete, the College will (3) must be started before being accepted into the
schedule an interview between the applicant and Program program and completed before the first day of
Coordinator/Director. clinical practice
• A TB exam or x-ray must be completed before the
Students accepted into their program will receive a letter first day of clinical practice and annually thereafter
from the College via registered mail. • High school diploma or attestation
• Official college transcripts
The College may choose two additional applicants as • A background evaluation will be performed prior to
alternates to join the program if another applicant is acceptance into the School of Nursing and possibly
deemed ineligible or decides not to begin class. These two again before advancing to clinical practice
alternates must complete all the necessary steps for Applicants who wish to repeat the Evolve A2 to increase
admission. Alternates will be guaranteed the opportunity for their score must submit a $30 non-refundable re-test fee.
enrollment into the next cohort provided they remain Former Rasmussen College School of Nursing students
eligible for admission. who have not been enrolled for more than 12 months must
successfully repeat the Evolve A2 to be deemed eligible for
Students must attend programmatic orientation as well as reenrollment. Current Rasmussen College students not
general orientation or risk being dismissed from the cohort. enrolled in the School of Nursing but wishing to apply must
follow the Rasmussen College School of Nursing
Applying to the School of Nursing admissions process.
Applicants must achieve a score on the STEP exam above
that requiring a Foundations course as detailed in the

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Once the applicant file is complete, the College will
schedule an interview between the applicant, the Dean of Pg. 51 Incomplete Policy for Practicums
Nursing, and the Financial Aid and Admissions Delete this entire section.
departments.

Students accepted into the School of Nursing will receive a Pg. 51 Credit by Examination
letter from the College via registered mail. Accepted nursing Second paragraph should read:
applicants must attend all orientations scheduled by the Program-specific Massage Therapy, Medical Laboratory
School of Nursing and the College. Failure to attend will Technician, and Nursing courses, and 2000-level Pharmacy
result in dismissal from the School of Nursing. Technician courses are not available for credit by
examination. In addition, the Healthcare Information
Applicants not accepted can reapply the following quarter Technologies, Pharmacy Software/Automation/Insurance
but must make certain that all date-sensitive documents Billing, and Introduction to Human Biology courses are not
listed above are current and complete. available for credit by examination.

Pg. 51 Course Waivers


Pg. 50 Developmental Education Second paragraph should read:
Third paragraph should read: Students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their
B097 Foundations of English I is not offered online. program major courses and who have significant coding
Students who place at the level of Foundations of English I experience may request a waiver for M251 Medical Coding
after taking the placement examination are not eligible to Practicum. Students must complete and submit the required
enroll in online classes or online programs until the paperwork to their Program Coordinator for approval prior
successful completion of B097. to the start of the quarter of the practicum. Documentation
will be required from the student’s employer. The Program
Coordinator will inform the Academic Dean of the result of
Pg. 50 Grading System the evaluation, and if the waiver is granted, the grade posted
Under “Point Scale”: in the student record will be a “CW.”
“WX” grade should read “Foundations Withdrawal”

Pg. 52 Transfer Credit Policy


Pg. 50 Grading System 8g should read:
Under “Lab-Intensive Allied Health Programs Grade 8g. For courses that are not part of a conferred degree to be
Scale,” make the following changes: considered for transfer, credits for major/core courses
1. Delete “Lab-Intensive” in section title so new completed at other institutions must have been earned
section title reads “Allied Health Programs Grade within the previous ten years of the transfer request date;
Scale” for courses that are part of a conferred degree that are
2. Change first sentence below that to read “The applicable to the program in which the student enrolls, the
following grade scale applies to all ES, MA, ML, time restriction may be waived. Credits in information
MT, PB, PT, ST, and M coursework.” technology or computer science/computer applications
completed at other institutions must have been earned
within the previous five years of the transfer request date.
Pg. 50 Foundations Course Grading Scale Credits in nursing completed at other institutions or at
Foundations of Math Grading should read: Rasmussen College must have been earned within the
SX 60% or more previous one year of the transfer request date. General
UX Below 60% education credits may be considered for transfer regardless
of completion date. General education courses that are
included as part of a program major/core are to be
Pg. 51 Incomplete Grade Policy considered as general education credits for purposes of
First line of first paragraph: transfer.
“I/In” should read “I/IN”

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Pg. 53 Transcripts accreditation by the Commission on Health Informatics
Policy should read: and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Official transcripts of credits will be given to students when • Commission on Accreditation for
all tuition obligations have been met. Health Informatics and Information
Management Education
A fee of $5.00 is charged for each official transcript. This 233 N. Michigan Ave.,21st Floor
fee is charged to all students requesting an academic Chicago, IL 60601-5800
transcript with exception of graduates and completers. (312) 233-1100

The institution reserves the right to withhold official Statement on Medical Assisting accreditation should read:
academic transcripts from students under certain The Medical Assisting program at the Brooklyn Park,
circumstances such as having an outstanding financial Eagan, Eden Prairie, Green Bay, Mankato, and St. Cloud
obligation to the College. campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org)
upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting
Pg. 53 Attendance Education Review Board (MAERB).
Add a fourth paragraph that says: • Commission on Accreditation of Allied
Practicums/Externships in Allied Health programs have Health Education Programs
attendance expectations that differ from the attendance 1361 Park Street
policy above. These attendance policies can be found in the Clearwater, FL 33756
program-specific manuals/handbooks. (727) 210-2350

Statement on Surgical Technologist accreditation should


Pg. 53 Academic Misconduct Policy read:
Fourth paragraph should read: The Surgical Technologist AAS program at the Brooklyn
The offenses can be from two different courses, or from Park and St. Cloud campuses is accredited by the
the same course in the same quarter. The administration Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
reserves the right to expel a student from the College if Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of
there are more than two offenses. Aiding and abetting in the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical
cheating is considered as grave as initiating the cheating, Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
and will be treated in the same manner. Instructors and • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
deans should work together to the extent possible prior to Education Programs (CAAHEP)
any communication with the student to determine the exact 1361 Park Street
nature of the incident or incidents in question, in order to Clearwater, FL 33756
determine if misconduct has indeed occurred and how the (727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

Pg. 59 Accreditation
Statement on Health Information Technician accreditation Pg. 59 Registration
should read: Phone number for Minnesota Office of Higher Education
The Health Information Technician Associate Degree should read:
Program offered at the Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, (651) 642-0533
Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato and St. Cloud Campuses
in Minnesota – the Rockford Campus in Illinois – and the
Green Bay Campus in Wisconsin – is accredited by the Back cover
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Romeoville/Joliet campus address and phone number
Information Management Education (CAHIIM). should read:
Romeoville/Joliet Campus
The Health Information Technician Associate’s degree 1400 West Normantown Road
offered at the Aurora Campus is in Candidacy Status for Romeoville, IL 60446
815-306-2600

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Back cover 4th Floor
Wausau campus phone number should read: Tampa, FL 33610
715-841-8000
Blaine Campus
3629 South 95th Ave. NE
Back cover Blaine, MN 55014
Add the following campus locations: (763)795-4720
Tampa/Brandon Campus
Highland Oaks IV
4042 Park Oaks Blvd.

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COLLEGE FACULTY AND STAFF

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ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION (pg. 60) D.C., Life University
Remove: B.A., University of South Florida
Tara McIlmoil Fort Myers Karen Guty Ocala
M.S.N., Duquesne University
Add: B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University
Dave Lungren, Senior Dean Chicago Matthew Murray, PTCB Ocala
M.S.Ed., Education Media Design & Technology, B.S., University of Florida
Full Sail University Denise Bruno Pasco County
B.A., University of Chicago M.A., University of Akron
B.A., Columbia College B.A., Baldwin Wallace College
Alexandra Collazos Pasco County
M.S., B.S., University of South Florida
CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION (pg. 60) Dawn Laverty Pasco County
Add: M.A., University of Akron
Kim Myers Fort Myers B.A., Baldwin Wallace College
Director of Campus Operations Rebecca Scutro, RHIA Pasco County
B.S., Indiana University/Purdue University Health Information Technician Program Coordinator
Chad Major Pasco County B.S., University of Central Florida
Director of Campus Operations A.A., St. Petersburg Junior College
B.A., University of Texas
Lynne Croteau Online The following individuals should read:
Campus Director (Florida) Lorrie Laurin, MT (ASCP) Twin Cities
M.B.A., M.H.R.M., B.S., DeVry University Director, School of Allied Health
Dena Tuschen Online B.A., Carthage College
Director of Campus Operations (Minnesota) Tammy Renner, MS, MT (ASCP) Twin Cities
B.A., University of Minnesota – Duluth Medical Laboratory Technician Program Director
M.S., University of North Dakota
The following individuals should read: B.S., Minot State University
Brooks Doherty Brooklyn Park
Dean of Faculty
M.A., University College London SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (pg. 61)
B.A., University of Minnesota Remove:
Tracy Tepley Eden Prairie Spyridon Patton Ocala
Dean of Faculty Melanie Stevens Ocala
M.S, B.S., North Dakota State University David Aldrich Pasco County
Jon P. Peterson Online
Campus Director (Minnesota) Add:
B.S., University of St. Thomas Richard V. Perrone Ocala
Seth Grimes Online Business Program Coordinator
Director of Campus Operations (Florida) Ph.D., Capella University
M.B.A., Benedictine University M.A., University of Oklahoma
B.S., University of Alabama B.S., Regis University
B.A., Saint Leo University
Kristy Croom Pasco County
SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH (pg. 61) M.S., B.S., University of Kansas
Remove: David Curtiss Pasco County
Christine Mills Ocala M.A., B.S., University of South Florida
Irene Torres Pasco County B.A., State University of New York
Michael Werner Pasco County
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (this will be a new listing)
Add: Add:
Keith Bostaph Ocala Bonnie Light Ocala

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Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator Karen Vaughn-Kerns Pasco County
M.Ed., Auburn University M.S., Philadelphia University
B.A., Troy State University B.S., University of South Florida
Kelly Kist Online A.S., St. Petersburg Junior College
Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator
B.A., Pacific Oaks College
A.S., Santa Barbara City College SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN (pg. 62)
Remove:
Peter Bonk Pasco County
SCHOOL OF JUSTICE STUDIES (pg. 62) Clayton Preisinger Pasco County
Remove:
Jason Douglas Ocala Add:
Theresa King Ocala Otto Lecuona Ocala
M.I.S., University of Phoenix
Add: B.S., Florida Atlantic University
Scott Patch Ocala Shaun Vendryes Ocala
M.S., B.S., Saint Leo University M.M., Florida Intonation University
Darius Williams Ocala B.A., University of Central Florida
Justice Studies Program Coordinator Jose Hernandez Pasco County
M.S., Tiffin University CISA, CISM, ISACA, ISSA
B.A., A.A., Shawnee State University B.S., University of Missouri
Clifford Williams Pasco County Anthony Sims Pasco County
M.A., University of South Florida B.F.A., Art Institute of Tampa
B.S., Ball State University Certificate, Montgomery College
A.S., Vincennes University
The following individuals should read:
The following individuals should read: Dexter Fraser Pasco County
Katharine Hatch Online M.S., Barry University
J.D., University of Minnesota B.S., American Intercontinental University
B.A., Mount Holyoke College

GENERAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL


SCHOOL OF NURSING (pg. 62) EDUCATION (pg. 62)
Remove: Remove:
Barbara Southworth-Fisher Ocala Samuel Pruitt Ocala
Summer Martin Ocala Spyridon Patton Ocala – Pasco County
Donna Wilson Ocala Yolanda Franklin Pasco County
Martha Hayton Pasco County
Irene Torres Pasco County Add:
Suzann Martinsen Ocala
Add: M.F.A., B.F.A., University of Central Florida
Robin Jonas, Dean of Nursing Ocala Charles Scott Ocala
M.S.N., University of Phoenix M.S., Georgia State University
B.S.N., University of Central Florida B.S., Columbus State University
A.S.N., Valencia Community College Kristine Urban Ocala
A.A., St. Johns River Junior College M.Ed., B.S., University of Florida
Leila McKinney, Dean of Nursing Pasco County Sally DePriest Pasco County
M.S.N., University of South Florida M.A., University of Texas
B.S., St. Petersburg College B.A., Randolph Macon College
Darlene Curtis Pasco County
M.S.N., University of South Florida Narine Sargasyan Pasco County
B.S., McKendre College M.S., State Engineering University of Armenia

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B.A., Metropolitan State University
The following individuals should read: Iman Johnson Ocala
Jerry Lee Pasco County Financial Planning Coordinator
J.D., University of Toledo B.S., University of Maryland
M.A., B.S., Bowling Green State University Edward Ray, Jr. Ocala
Financial Planning Coordinator
B.S., University of Florida
LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTER (pg. 63) Jamie Lyn Barton Pasco County
Add: Financial Planning Coordinator
Beth Marie Gooding Online B.S., Ball State University
Reference Librarian Sandra Massie Pasco County
M.S., M.L.S., Indiana University Financial Planning Coordinator
B.A., University of Iowa A.S., Rasmussen College

The following individuals should read:


ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT (pg. 63) Kenya Simmons-McNally Ocala
Remove: A.S., Plaza College
Tina Turney Pasco County Ruth Mejias Pasco County
Financial Aid Officer
Add: B.S., Rasmussen College
Diane Nemitz, College Registrar Twin Cities A.S., Webster College
M.A., Concordia University Lucy Sanchez Pasco County
B.A., University of St. Thomas Student Accounts Manager
Juliane Arnold Online B.S., A.S., Webster College
Administrative Assistant Oana Zayic, Financial Aid Officer Online
A.A., Daytona Beach Community College Ph.D., M.A., Lucian Blaga University
Linda Hoffman Online B.A., Vasile Goldis Western University
Administrative Assistant
A.A., Normandale Community College
Kim Hymes, Administrative Assistant Online ADMISSIONS (pg. 63)
Joanne M. Larson Online Add:
Administrative Assistant Stephen Brown Twin Cities
Lydia Reed, Administrative Assistant Online National Director of Corporate Development
B.B.A., Viterbo University B.S., University of Dayton
Rachel Ruch, Registrar Online J. Christopher Phillips Twin Cities
B.A., Dickinson College National Director of Admissions
Crystal Arnold Pasco County B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison
Adminstrative Assistant Kenneth Swedberg Fort Myers
Director of Admissions
The following individuals should read: B.A., State University of New York – Stony Brook
Patricia Roche Fort Myers Kevin Roberts, Director of Admissions Online
Schedule Coordinator B.S., University of South Dakota
A.A., Edison State College
Sara Tabor Fort Myers The following individuals should read:
Administrative Assistant Miguel Ramos, Director of Admissions Ocala
A.A., Edison State College M.B.A., Touro University
B.S., Excelsior College

STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES (pg. 63)


Add:
Charmaine Merritt Twin Cities
Bench Director of Student Financial Services

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Student Services Coordinator
B.A., Salisbury University
STUDENT SERVICES (this will be a new listing) Jeff Laing, Academic Advisor Online
Add: A.S., Full Sail Real World Education
Stella Coker Online
Online Bookstore Manager
A.A.S., Rasmussen College
Chris Camolilla Online

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HUMAN SERVICES AS DEGREE


• 6 Quarters Full-Time • 8 Quarters Part-Time

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Community Service Specialist • Social Service Specialist
• Human Service Assistant • Program Assistant

OBJECTIVE
Graduates of this program know basic concepts of psychology, sociology, counseling, crisis intervention, case management,
community and service networking, assessment, and documentation. They understand how human services work from an
individual, organizational, and community perspective. They can apply critical thinking to issues in human services such as
education, training and self development, facilitation of services, advocacy, organizational participation, and community living
skills and supports. They value critical thinking, communication, diverse perspectives, technology and information literacy, and
providing services to individuals or groups with varying needs.

FOUNDATION COURSES GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES


B097 Foundations of English I 4 English Composition (Required course)
B098 Foundations of English II 4 ENC 1101 English Composition 4
B099 Foundations of Math 4
Communication (Select 1 course)
Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Foundation Courses through COM 1002 Communication 4
a STEP placement exam or by successful completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.
SPC 2606 Speech 4
SPN 271 Conversational Spanish 4
MAJOR AND CORE COURSES
CGS 1190C Computer Information Systems 3 Humanities (Select 2 courses)
CJC 1327 Case Management 4 CRW 2001 Creative Writing 4
CJC 2400 Counseling Clients 4 ENC 2102 Writing About Literature 4
CJE 1009 Juvenile Justice 4 HUM 2023 Humanities 4
E150 Success Strategies 4 HUM 2406 Introduction to Film 4
E242 Career Development 2 LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature 4
HUS 1001 Introduction to Human Services 4 PHI 2671 Ethics 4
HUS 1320 Introductory Strategies to
Crisis Intervention 4 Math (Select 1 course)
HUS 1551 Cultural Diversity in Human Services 4 MAT 1030 College Algebra 4
HUS 2520 Abnormal Psychology 4 STA 2021 Introduction to Statistics 4
HUS 2540 Community Psychology 4
HUS 2712 Organization and Leadership in Natural Sciences (Select 1 course)
Human Services 4 AST 2002 Introduction to Astronomy 4
HUS 2940 Human Services Internship 9 BSC 2020C Introduction to Human Biology 4
MNA 1161 Customer Service 4 GLY 1000 Introduction to Geology 4
Total Degree Credits 90* PHA 1500 Structure and Function of the
Human Body 4

Social Sciences (2 required courses)


PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology 4
SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology 4

* Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/II or Foundations of Math. These
courses may be required of some students based upon placement examinations.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AS DEGREE


• 6 Quarters Full-Time • 8 Quarters Part-Time

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Early Childhood Instructor • Child Care Director
• Teacher Assistant • Home-School Liaison

OBJECTIVE
Graduates of this program know principles of child development, health and safety, curriculum, and instruction. They
understand observation and assessment techniques for young children. They can plan and implement curriculum for early
childhood programs and child and family service settings, establish and maintain a safe environment, and guide young
children’s behavior in the early childhood classroom. Graduates value critical thinking, communication, diverse perspectives,
technology and information literacy, and lifelong learning.

FOUNDATION COURSES
B097 Foundations of English I 4
B098 Foundations of English II 4
B099 Foundations of Math 4

Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Foundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful completion of B097, B098, and/or B099.

MAJOR AND CORE COURSES


CGS 1190C Computer Information Systems 3
E150 Success Strategies 4
E242 Career Development 2
EEC 1202 Early Childhood Education
Curriculum and Instruction 4
EEC 1700 Foundations of Child Development 4
EEC 1734 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 4
EEC 1940 Early Childhood Education
Externship 6
EEC 1941 Early Childhood Education
Externship II 6
EEC 1942 Early Childhood Education
Externship III 6
EEC 2613 Observation and Assessment in
Early Childhood Education 4
EEC 2930 Early Childhood Education Capstone 2

*Credit totals do not include Foundations courses. These courses may be required of some students based upon placement examinations.

**Introduction to Sociology is required for the Child and Family Studies Specialization. Students in this specialization must still complete two additional courses
from the Social Sciences area.

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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
English Composition (required course)
ENC 1101 English Composition 4

Communication (select 1 course)


COM 1002 Introduction to Communication 4
SPC 2606 Speech 4
SPN 271 Conversational Spanish 4

Humanities (select 2 courses)


CRW 2001 Creative Writing 4
ENC 2102 Writing About Literature 4
HUM 2023 Humanities 4
HUM 2406 Introduction to Film 4
LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature 4
PHI 2671 Ethics 4

Math (select 1 course)


MAT 1030 College Algebra 4
STA 2021 Introduction to Statistics 4

Natural Sciences (select 1 course)


AST 2002 Introduction to Astronomy 4
BSC 2020C Introduction to Human Biology 4
GLY 1000 Introduction to Geology 4
PHA 1500 Structure and Function of the
Human Body 4

Social Sciences (Select 2 courses**)


AMH 2070 Florida History 4
AMH 2360 History of the United States in the World 4
CAF 271 Current Affairs 4
ECO 1000 Principles of Economics 4
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 4
ECO 2023 Microeconomics 4
GEA 1000 World Geography 4
POS 2041 Contemporary U.S. Government 4
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology 4
SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology** 4

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CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES SPECIALIZATION
EEC 2225 Guiding Children’s Behavior 4
EEC 2402 Family Resource Management 4
EEC 2404 Child and Family Advocacy 4
SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology** 4
Total Degree Credits 93*

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER SPECIALIZATION


EEC 2213 Language and Literacy Acquisition 4
EEC 2220 Curriculum and Instruction for
English Language Learners 4
EEC 2270 Introduction to English Language
Learners 4
EEC 2412 Involving Parents of English
Language Learners 4
Total Degree Credits 93*

SPECIAL NEEDS SPECIALIZATION


EEC 2271 Curriculum and Instruction for
Special Needs Children 4
EEC 2272 The Inclusive Classroom 4
EEC 2403 Advocating for Special Needs
Children 4
EEX 2010 The Exceptional Child 4
Total Degree Credits 93*

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BS DEGREE


• 12 Quarters Full-Time • 16 Quarters Part-Time

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Sales Worker Supervisor • Human Resource Manager • Marketing Manager
• Internet Marketing Manager • E-Retail Manager • Director
• Operations Manager

OBJECTIVE
Graduates of this program know concepts in management, human resources, marketing, and business law and ethics. They understand
accounting, and advanced management theories and techniques in a variety of fields. They can apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate facts
and theories; locate, evaluate, and integrate appropriate primary and secondary sources; integrate their ideas with the ideas of other to
create new knowledge; recognize and address complex ethical situations; communicate effectively in a variety of scenarios; and operate
effectively within a continually changing environment. They value critical thinking, communication, diverse perspectives, technology and
information literacy, leadership, integrity, and lifelong learning.

FOUNDATIONS COURSES MAJOR AND CORE COURSES


B097 Foundations of English I 4 Lower Division (61 credits)
B098 Foundations of English II 4 ACG 1000 Accounting I 4
B099 Foundations of Math 4 ACG 1015 Accounting II 4
Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Foundation ADV 2000 Principles of Advertising 4
Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successful completion of BUL 2241 Business Law 4
Foundation Courses. CGS 1190C Computer Information Systems 3
COM 1007 Professional Communication 4
CTS 2406C Access 3
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES CTS 2511 Excel 3
Lower Division (32 credits) E150 Success Strategies 4
ENC 1101 English Composition 4 E242 Career Development 2
1 Communication elective 4 ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 4
2 Humanities electives 8 ECO 2023 Microeconomics 4
1 Math elective 4 GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 4
1 Natural Sciences elective 4 MAN 2021 Principles of Management 4
2 Social Sciences electives** 8 MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 4
OST 1100C Keyboarding I 3
Upper Division (24 credits) OST 1764C Word for Windows 3
1 Communication elective 4
1 Humanities elective 4 Upper Division (24 credits)
1 Math/Natural Sciences elective 4 ACG 3073 Managerial Accounting 4
1 Social Sciences elective 4 MAN 4061 Business, Society, and Ethics 4
2 Upper-Division General Education electives 8 MAN 4143 Contemporary Leadership
Challenges 4
**Macroeconomics and Microeconomics are not available as lower-division MAN 4402 Labor and Employment Law 4
Social Sciences general education electives for this program. MAN 4441 Negotiation and Conflict
Management 4
PUR 3008 Public Relations 4

Select two electives (8 credits) from the following:


ECO 4223 Money and Banking 4
ECO 4224 Money and Banking II 4
MAN 4602 International Business 4
MAR 3400 Professional Selling 4
RMI 3011 Insurance 4
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MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION
Select 20 credits from the following:
ECO 4224 Money and Banking II 4
MAN 4240 Organizational Behavior Analysis 4
MAN 4301 Human Resource Management 4
MAN 4320 Human Resource Recruitment
And Selection 4
MAN 4350 Training and Development 4
MAN 4720 Strategic Management 4
MAN 4802 Small Business Management 4
MAN 4820 Small Business Management II 4
Unrestricted electives 12
Total degree credits 181*

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIZATION


Select 20 credits from the following:
MAN 4240 Organizational Behavior Analysis 4
MAN 4301 Human Resource Management 4
MAN 4320 Human Resource Recruitment
And Selection 4
MAN 4330 Compensation Administration 4
MAN 4350 Training and Development 4
MAN 4401 Labor Relations Management 4
Unrestricted electives 12
Total degree credits 181*

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIZATION


Select 16 credits from the following:
CIS 4383C Computer Forensics 3
CIS 4384C Network Security and Cryptography 3
COP 3502 Introduction to Computer
Science Concepts 3
COP 4555 Programming Languages Principles 3
ISM 3005 MIS Techniques 3
ISM 3015 Management of Information Systems 4
ISM 3314 Information Technology Project
Management 4
ISM 4212C Database Management and
Administration 4
Information Technology elective 3
Unrestricted electives 12
Total degree credits 180-183*

INTERNET MARKETING SPECIALIZATION


GEB 1136 E-Commerce 4
GEB 4230 Website Development for Business 4
MAR 2678 Search Engine Marketing 4
MAR 3060 E-Marketing 4
MAR 3371 Marketing and Web Analytics 4
MAR 3681 Audience and Application 4
MAR 4133 Law and E-Commerce 4
MAR 4721 Advanced Search Engine Marketing
Strategies 4
Total degree credits 181*

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE AAS DEGREE


PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION
HUS 2540 Community Psychology 4
CCJ 2000 Social Psychology 4
HUS 2520 Abnormal Psychology 4

Total Degree Credits 93*


This degree program is also offered online.

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