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Unformatted text preview: 2012–2013 catalog Montgomery College Catalog Volume 62 • 2012–2013 Students who plan to graduate from Montgomery College should select one catalog during their enrollment and follow the curriculum outlined in that catalog, provided they graduate within seven years of the catalog chosen. Montgomery College’s online catalog, located on the Official Policies and Documents page of the College’s website at , is the official version of this document. In the case of conflicts between the printed catalog or other versions of the catalog and the Official Policies and Documents page of the website, the material on the online page shall control. 240-567-5000 Montgomery College Germantown • Rockville • Takoma Park/Silver Spring • Workforce Development & Continuing Education A Message from the President Welcome to Montgomery College—the largest community college in Maryland—where you will find the education and the support to achieve your goals. We are, after all, a place of endless possibilities. As president of Montgomery College, I am joined by our award-winning faculty and staff in our efforts to make Montgomery College the most relevant community college in the country. For it is only by being relevant that we can empower you to change your life and enrich the life of our community. This is more than a promise: it is our mission. We are committed to working with you to help you achieve your educational goals. I encourage you to dream big as you plan for your own future and work your way towards your own brand of personal success. Whether you are working on your degree or certificate, looking to hone existing skills, or simply taking classes for personal enrichment, Montgomery College offers more than 100 credit and noncredit programs of study. Plus, we offer exceptional student support services in everything from academic advising and career counseling, to employment services and stateof-the-art learning centers and labs. As you follow your own path to success, know that we look forward to celebrating your unique accomplishments, whether it is making the Dean’s List, finishing your studies, or earning a degree in the field of your choice—a significant and valuable testament to achieving your goals. It is my sincere hope that you will find your experience at the College enriching, rewarding, and memorable—and that you will develop relationships with mentors and fellow students that will last a lifetime. Best wishes, DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. President [email protected] INFORMATION Information • 3 4 • Montgomery College Catalog • 2012–13 Student Success Model Student success is accomplished through a collaborative effort to achieve learning that actively engages students, faculty, and staff. Student success can be measured by identifying and clarifying student goals and expectations upon entry, assessing student progress and experiences through their courses, and evaluating student outcomes at the time of exit. Montgomery College fulfills its implicit contract with the larger community when student success is achieved. Student Success Credo We believe student success is accomplished when students • read, write, and speak at the college level; • use mathematics tools and concepts at the college level; • use information resources, including developing technology, to support continued learning; • are positive, motivated learners who accept responsibility for their success; • are self-confident, independent, and active learners with critical thinking skills enabling lifelong learning; • are tolerant and flexible, and aware of the interdependence of modern society. We believe student success is facilitated through • assessing student academic skills and placing students in appropriate courses; • counseling and advising students to establish focused and realistic educational, career, and personal goals; • assessing ongoing development, clarification, and refinement of student goals throughout the educational process; • teaching students with challenging, but nurturing and encouraging, instructional methods; • providing effective and appropriate learning support programs and services. We believe student success is enabled when faculty and staff are committed to • providing a positive, welcoming climate that reflects an ethical, caring college community; • taking a personal interest by encouraging, assisting, and respecting the individual potential in each student; • setting personal performance expectations that reflect their commitment to student success. We believe student success is further ensured when the College • is responsive to the community’s needs and sets goals to meet them; • clearly and effectively communicates information internally and externally; • provides a physical environment conducive to learning and the development of a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff; • offers students a comprehensive co-curricular program; • is responsive to the needs of faculty and staff directly involved in the learning process; • develops plans, allocates resources, and assigns administrative time to activities contributing to student success; • provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff that enhance the learning environment; • maintains a reward system that recognizes faculty and staff contributions to students and their learning; • regularly evaluates (with student input) all aspects of the College instruction, as well as support and administrative offices, and uses the data to improve such aspects. INFORMATION Information • 5 6 • Montgomery College Catalog • 2012–13 Directory Some frequently used addresses and phone numbers for the College are listed below. You can also find contact information for College departments and programs at college.edu. Central Services 900 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-567-5000 Germantown Campus 20200 Observation Drive Germantown, MD 20876 240-567-7700 Security: 240-567-7777 Rockville Campus 51 Mannakee Street Rockville, MD 20850 240-567-5000 Security: 240-567-5111 Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus (TP/SS) 7600 Takoma Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 240-567-1300 Security: 240-567-1600 Admissions and Records Germantown: 240-567-7823 Rockville: 240-567-5000 TP/SS: 240-567-1501 Alumni Office of Alumni Affairs 240-567-5378 Employment Office of Human Resources 240-567-5353 Equity and Diversity 240-567-5276 Financial Aid and On-Campus Student Employment 240-567-5100 Library Germantown: 240-567-7850 Rockville: 240-567-7171 TP/SS: 240-567-1431 Public Relations Office of Communications 240-567-5310 School of Art + Design at Montgomery College 240-567-4454 Transcripts Admissions and Records Office Germantown: 240-567-7821 Rockville: 240-567-5000 TP/SS: 240-567-1501 Tuition and Fees Admissions and Records Office Germantown: 240-567-7823 Rockville: 240-567-5000 TP/SS: 240-567-1501 Use of College Facilities Office of Facilities Germantown: 240-567-7882 Rockville: 240-567-5016 TP/SS: 240-567-1564 Veterans Affairs Office 240-567-5033 Workforce Development & Continuing Education 51 Mannakee Street Rockville, MD 20850 240-567-5188 TP/SS: 240-567-5515 Collegewide or Campus Closing, Delayed Opening, or Emergency Montgomery College will always operate on its regular schedule unless otherwise announced. Changes to the college’s operational status will be communicated in a number of ways. Additional information is on page 16. Contents Catalog at a Glance Admissions and Registration. . . . . . . . . . 32–35 Assessment Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34–35, 47 Calendar .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11 Closing, Delayed Opening, Emergency.. . . 16 Course Descriptions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273–411 Curricula.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73–272 Directions/Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–25 Disability Support Services.. . . . . . . . . . . . 49–50 Mission Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Student Success Model and Credo. . . . . . 5 Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 College Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 About Montgomery College. . . . . . . . . . . . 13 College Philosophy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College Program Commitments.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Degrees, Certificates, and Letters of Recognition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic Recognition and Memberships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alumni. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 14 Germantown Campus.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rockville Campus.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Takoma Park/ Silver Spring Campus.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workforce Development & Continuing Education.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Online Learning Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Who Is a WD&CE Student?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Extended Learning Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workforce Access Programs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to Enroll.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuition and Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 14 15 15 16 20 23 26 26 26 27 29 30 30 30 Distance Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Admissions and Registration. . . . . . . . . . . 32 Admissions Policy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Criteria for Admission to Montgomery College Credit Programs.. . . . . 32 Admissions Procedures for Credit Programs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Financial Aid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–46 Grades.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Graduation .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Safety and Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52–53 Tuition and Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36–38 Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 75–76 Workforce Development &  Continuing Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . 26–30, 34 Admissions/Registration Procedures for Workforce Development & Continuing Education Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Assessment Testing (Appropriate Course Placement).. . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Credit for Prior Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Financial Information.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Tuition and Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Financial Responsibility.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payment of Tuition and Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Textbooks and Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 38 39 39 Financial Aid.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Definition of Financial Need.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eligible Programs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Financial Aid Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grants and Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Employment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maryland State Student Financial Assistance.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 40 40 41 42 44 44 44 Services for Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Academic Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adult Learners.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bookstores.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career/Transfer Resources.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Child Care: Early Learning Centers.. . . . . . . . . . Counseling and Advising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disability Support Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Year Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Food Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . International and Multicultural Students. . . . Libraries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Military Services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 47 47 47 47 48 48 48 49 50 50 50 51 51 51 INFORMATION Contents • 7 8 • Montgomery College Catalog • 2012–13 Parking and Motor Vehicle Registration. . . . . Printing at MC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety and Security Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Employment Services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Support Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Television.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRIO Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 52 52 53 53 54 55 55 55 Academic Regulations and Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Definition of Full-Time Student. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course Structure.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grading System.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic Standing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Cumulative Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 57 57 58 58 59 59 Special Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Arts Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College Access Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooperative Education & Internship Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Developmental Courses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . English as a Second Language (American English Language Program).. . . . Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Sciences Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honors Programs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Information Technology Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . International Education Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . MC/MCPS/USG Partnerships.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Peck Humanities Institute.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School of Art + Design at Montgomery College.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Women’s Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 61 61 61 61 62 62 62 64 65 65 69 Biotechnology.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Building Trades Technology.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Communication & Broadcasting Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communication Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer Gaming and Simulation. . . . . . . . . . Computer Publishing & Printing Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer Science and Technologies.. . . . . . . . Criminal Justice.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cybersecurity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 137 138 142 144 145 149 150 Diagnostic Medical Sonography. . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Education.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emergency Preparedness Management. . . . . Engineering Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethnic Social Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 167 170 181 Fire Science and Emergency Services. . . . . . . . 183 General Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Graphic Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Health Enhancement/Exercise Science/Physical Education.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Health Information Management. . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Hospitality Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Interior Design.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 69 Landscape Technology.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Liberal Arts and Sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 70 Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Mental Health Associate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 70 71 Curricula. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Degrees, Certificates, and Letters of Recognition.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Curricula Offerings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choosing a Curriculum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gainful Employment Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Learning Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transfer to a Four-Year Institution.. . . . . . . . . . . Technical Training.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The General Education Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foundation/Distribution Courses (General Education).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Statewide Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Workforce Shortage Programs.. . . . . . . Accounting.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 American Sign Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Applied Geography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Architectural/Construction Technology. . . . . 101 Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Automotive Technology.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 73 74 74 75 75 75 76 76 77 93 93 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Network and Wireless Technologies.. . . . . . . . 236 Nursing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Paralegal Studies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Physical Therapist Assistant.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Polysomnography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 245 249 251 Radiologic (X-Ray) T...
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