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Unformatted text preview: Catalog 2012-13 table of contents Table of contents Campus Location Maps.....................................5 Academic Calendars.........................................8 GENERAL INFORMATION...................................11 The College.....................................................11 Accreditation and Governance.........................12 College Governance . .......................................12 Tidewater Community College Mission Statement.......................................12 Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation, Inc........................12 Tidewater Community College Alumni Association......................................12 Virginia Tidewater Consortium.........................13 Welcome to Tidewater Community College On behalf of a community committed to your success, welcome to Tidewater Community College! Tidewater Community College (TCC) prides itself on creating and sustaining a learning environment that meets the highest expectations for effective teaching and learning. This catalog describes a broad range of programs and educational services reflective of the faculty’s expertise and commitment to quality education in preparing students for transfer or entrance into the workplace. This is an exciting time to be a student at TCC. Making success a reality for all students requires a significant investment of time and effort by faculty and staff as well as a considerable investment in physical and personnel resources that support a dynamic learning environment. Your success is the return on our investment. As a TCC student, you are joining a rich culture that is as diverse as the college’s four campuses and the communities they serve—a culture that collectively claims your success as its central tenet. To that end, you will also find in this catalog expectations and responsibilities that bind faculty, staff, and students together: • Creating and fostering an environment where powerful learning experiences occur • Modeling and practicing personal and academic integrity • Building and cultivating opportunities for student involvement and the sharing of ideas • Showing dignity and respect for all members of the campus community I encourage you to take advantage of all that TCC has to offer by engaging faculty, staff, and your peers along the road to achieving your academic, career, and personal goals. From here, you really can go anywhere! Sincerely, Daniel T. DeMarte Vice President for Student Learning and Chief Academic Officer 2 Tidewater Community College • Catalog 2012-13 Programs........................................................13 Career and Technical Education.......................13 College Transfer Education .............................13 Dual Enrollment...............................................13 International Study Abroad..............................13 General Education............................................13 Developmental Studies....................................13 Continuing Education......................................13 Workforce Development....................................13 Registered Apprenticeship Programs Through TCC................................................13 Distance Learning............................................13 Admission to the College................................14 Exceptions to General Admissions Policy..........14 Other Admission Requirements......................15 Admission Requirements for International Students.................................15 Admission to Specific Courses.........................15 Admission to Specific Curricula.......................15 Curriculum Changes........................................15 Admission Priorities.........................................15 Reapplication...................................................15 Senior Citizens Higher Education Act...............15 Classification of Students...............................16 Curricular.........................................................16 Non-Curricular.................................................16 Full-Time..........................................................16 Part-Time.........................................................16 Academic Load.................................................16 Student Level...................................................16 Campus of Record............................................16 Placement Testing..........................................16 Required Testing..............................................16 English as a Second Language (ESL) Students.............................................17 Exemptions......................................................17 Required Enrollment in Developmental Courses...............................17 Ability to Benefit...............................................17 Credit for Other Education and Experience...18 Transferring from Other Colleges.....................18 Transcripts from Institutions Outside the U.S.........................................................18 Transfer Credit Appeals Procedure...................18 Credit by Examination......................................18 Credit by Examination for Information Technologies Certifications..........................18 Substitution or Waiver of Curriculum Requirements..............................................18 Credit for Military Service Experience and Education.............................................19 Service-Members Opportunity Colleges............19 Registration Information................................19 Enrollment.......................................................19 Online Enrollment............................................19 Academic Load.................................................19 Minimum Enrollment Requirement for Classes..................................................19 Auditing a Course............................................20 Change of Registration....................................20 Types of Changes.............................................20 Course Withdrawal...........................................20 Effective Date of Official College and Course Withdrawal...............................20 Academic Regulations....................................20 Degrees and Certificates..................................20 Course Credits.................................................20 Course Numbering...........................................21 Grading System................................................21 P-Pass.............................................................21 S-Satisfactory..................................................21 U-Unsatisfactory..............................................21 R-Re-enroll......................................................21 W-Withdrawal..................................................21 X-Audit.............................................................21 I-Incomplete.....................................................21 Computing the GPA..........................................21 Semester GPA...................................................22 Curriculum GPA................................................22 Cumulative GPA...............................................22 Repeated Course Policy....................................22 Limit on Repeating a Course............................22 Other Academic Regulations..........................22 Course Prerequisites........................................22 Course Co-requisites........................................22 Examinations...................................................22 Course Attendance...........................................22 Academic Standing.........................................22 Academic Warning...........................................22 Academic Probation.........................................23 Academic Suspension......................................23 Academic Dismissal.........................................23 Academic Renewal Policy...............................24 Honors.............................................................24 President’s Honor Roll......................................24 Dean’s List.......................................................24 Graduation Honors...........................................24 Graduation Requirements...............................24 Catalog Determination and Degree Designation.....................................24 Application for Graduation...............................24 Required Computer Competencies...................24 Student Outcomes Assessment Requirement....25 General Education Requirements...................25 Associate Degree Requirements.......................26 Certificate Requirements.................................26 Commencement...............................................26 College Records Policies................................26 Student Address of Record...............................26 Final Grade Reports.........................................26 Transcripts and Certifications..........................26 Hold on Records...............................................26 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)..................................................27 Student Records Retention Policy.....................27 Weapons and Firearms.....................................27 Programs of Study..........................................27 State Policy on Transfer....................................27 Articulation Agreements...................................27 Two-Year College Transfer Grant......................27 General Education Requirements.....................28 Major Field Course Requirements and Prerequisites........................................28 General Electives.............................................28 TRANSFER EDUCATION.....................................29 Transfer Program Grid....................................29 College/University Transfer Programs..............29 Liberal Arts......................................................29 Business Administration..................................30 Engineering......................................................31 General Studies................................................32 Science............................................................32 Computer Science............................................33 Social Sciences................................................34 General Education Certificate..........................34 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE).............................................36 CTE Program Grid (Alphabetical)....................36 Accounting.......................................................38 Administration of Justice.................................40 Administrative Support Technology..................40 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration...................42 American Sign Language.................................44 Automotive Technology.....................................45 Civil Engineering Technology............................47 Table of contents Table of contents Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology.......................................49 Culinary Arts....................................................51 Customer Service.............................................53 Developmental Disabilities..............................53 Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound).....54 Diesel...............................................................55 Early Childhood Development...........................55 Electrical Technology........................................58 Electronics Technology.....................................59 Emergency Medical Services............................60 Financial Services............................................62 Fire Science......................................................63 Funeral Services...............................................64 Gerontology......................................................65 Graphic Design................................................65 Health Information Management.....................67 Homeland Security...........................................68 Horticulture......................................................69 Hospitality Management..................................71 Human Services...............................................73 Industrial Technology.......................................73 Information Systems Technology......................78 Interior Design.................................................84 Management....................................................86 Marine Gasoline Engine Technology.................88 Maritime Technologies.....................................89 Mechatronics...................................................90 Medical Assisting.............................................91 Medical Laboratory Technology.........................93 Music...............................................................94 Nursing Program..............................................94 Occupational Therapy Assistant.......................95 Paralegal Studies.............................................96 Personal Training and Fitness..........................99 Phlebotomy....................................................100 Physical Therapist Assistant..........................100 Polysomnography...........................................101 Radiography...................................................101 Respiratory Therapy.......................................102 Studio Arts.....................................................103 Theatre Arts...................................................106 Truck Driving..................................................107 Welding..........................................................107 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.................................109 General Usage Courses..................................109 Accounting (ACC)...........................................109 Acquisition and Procurement (ACQ)...............110 Administration of Justice (ADJ)......................110 Administration Support Technology (AST).......115 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (AIR)........111 American Sign Language (ASL)......................114 Architecture (ARC).........................................112 Art (ART).........................................................113 Automotive (AUT)...........................................116 Aviation (ARO)................................................112 Biology (BIO)..................................................116 Tidewater Community College • Catalog 2012-13 3 table of contents Table of contents Building (BLD)...............................................117 Basic Skills (BSK)..........................................117 Business Management and Administration (BUS).................................117 Chemistry (CHM)............................................121 Childhood Development (CHD).......................120 Chinese (CHI).................................................121 Civil Engineering Technology (CIV).................122 Communication Studies and Theatre (CST)....124 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CAD)......................................119 Computer Science (CSC)................................124 Crafts (CRF)...................................................123 Dance (DAN)...................................................125 Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)...........125 Diesel (DSL)...................................................126 Dietetics (DIT)................................................125 Economics (ECO)............................................126 Education (EDU).............................................127 Electrical Technology (ELE)............................128 Electronics Technology (ETR)..........................134 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)................129 Energy Technology (ENE)................................131 Engineering (EGR)..........................................127 English (ENG).................................................131 English as a Second Language (ESL).............133 Financial Services (FIN).................................134 Fire Science Technology (FST).........................136 French (FRE)..................................................136 Funeral Services (FNS)...................................135 Geographical Information Systems (GIS)........137 Geography (GEO)............................................137 Geophysical Sciences (GOL)...........................138 German (GER)................................................137 Health (HLT)...................................................140 Health Information Management (HIM)..........138 History (HIS)...................................................139 Horticulture (HRT)..........................................144 Hotel-Restaurant-Institutional Management (HRI)....................................142 Humanities (HUM)..........................................145 Human Services (HMS)...................................141 Industrial Engineering Technology (IND)........147 Information Technology Design & Database (ITD).......................................149 Information Technology Essentials (ITE).........150 Information Technology Networking (ITN).......151 Information Technology Programming (ITP)....153 Instrumentation (INS)....................................148 Interior Design (IDS).......................................145 Interpreter Education (INT).............................148 Japanese (JPN)...............................................154 Legal Administration (Paralegal Studies) (LGL)..........................154 Library Technology (LBR)................................154 Marine Science (MAR)....................................156 Marketing (MKT).............................................159 Math Essentials (MTE)...................................160 Mathematics (MTH)........................................160 Mechanical Engineering Technology (MEC)....158 4 Medical Assisting (MDA)................................156 Medical Laboratory (MDL)..............................157 Mental Health (MEN)......................................159 Military Science (MSC)...................................159 Music (MUS)...................................................162 Natural Science (NAS)....................................163 Nursing (NUR)................................................163 Occupational Therapy (OCT)...........................164 Philosophy (PHI).............................................166 Photography (PHT).........................................167 Physical Education (PED)...............................165 Physical Therapist Assistant (PTH)................169 Physics (PHY).................................................167 Political Science (PLS)...................................168 Polysomnographic Technology (PSG)..............168 Psychology (PSY)............................................168 Public Service (PBS).......................................165 Radiography (RAD).........................................170 Real Estate (REA)...........................................171 Religion (REL)................................................171 Respiratory Therapy (RTH)..............................172 Russian (RUS)................................................172 Safety (SAF)...................................................172 Social Science (SSC)......................................174 Sociology (SOC)..............................................174 Spanish (SPA)................................................174 Student Development (SDV)...........................173 Trucking (TRK)................................................174 Welding (WEL)................................................175 GOVERNANCE.................................................177 State Board for Community Colleges...........177 Tidewater Community...
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