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Unformatted text preview: Greetings from the President Welcome to Jefferson College, where student learning is the focus of everything we do! Discover our many advantages: a high quality education at an affordable cost, class sizes where faculty know your name, friendly support staff, and plenty of student clubs and activities. Jefferson College offers dynamic programs for students of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re interested in our university transfer programs, technical career programs, customized business and industry training, or continuing education courses, Jefferson College is a great choice! We are noted for our: • Committed, caring, and highly qualified faculty and staff • Convenient class times • Affordable tuition • Small class sizes • Online flexibility • Beautiful facilities • Exceptional student support services Whether you attend classes in Hillsboro, Arnold, Imperial, or online, let us help you achieve your goals and build a brighter tomorrow! Dr. Raymond V. Cummiskey President of Jefferson College 1 Welcome to Jefferson College! Who Uses the 2019-20 Catalog? • New freshmen who began during the Fall 2019 semester, Spring 2020 semester, or the Summer 2020 term. • Re-entering students who have earned no credit during the Fall 2019 semester through the Summer 2020 term. • Any prior student who elects to use the 2019-2020 General Catalog to replace the Catalog when he/she began at Jefferson College. • Students who began at Jefferson College more than seven years ago and have been continuously enrolled will have an appropriate catalog substitution established by the Registrar. 2 Table of Contents Accreditation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mission, Vision, Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 About the College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Student Life on Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Admissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Financial Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Financial Aid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Scholarships Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Jefferson College Agreement for Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Academic Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Student Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Recognition of Achievement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Services to Students.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 General Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 General Education Program Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Statewide and Institutional Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Associate of Arts Degree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Associate of Fine Arts Degree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Associate of Science Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Career Education Certificates & Associate of Applied Science Degrees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Degree Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Course Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Board of Trustees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Administrative Officers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Faculty and Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Jefferson College Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Facilities – Hillsboro Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Hillsboro Campus Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Campus Directories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Jefferson College Arnold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Jefferson College Imperial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 3 Updated 2.7.20 Accreditation Specific programs are accredited/approved by the following organizations: • • • • • • • • • • • • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education American Veterinary Medical Association Child Development Center Missouri Accreditation Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies - Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education HVAC Excellence Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Missouri Division of Emergency Medical Services Missouri State Board of Nursing National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Jefferson College’s institutional affiliations include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • American Association of Community Colleges American Association of Community College Trustees American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Jefferson College is accredited by American Welding Society The Higher Learning Commission Electronic Technicians Association 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education Chicago, IL 60604-1413 Missouri Community College Association (800) 621-7440 or Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (312) 263-0456 Missouri Department of Public Safety - Peace Officers and Standards Training Commission Fax (312) 263-7462 Missouri School-College Relations Association National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships National Junior College Athletic Association The Higher Learning Commission Non-Discrimination Notice It is the policy of Jefferson College that no person shall, on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, be subject to discrimination in employment or in admission to any educational program or activity of the College. In compliance with Federal Rules and Regulations, Jefferson College has adopted a procedure for resolving complaints of discrimination. The procedure is available to any Jefferson College student, employee, or applicant who feels that he or she has been discriminated against in employment, student programs, or student activities. The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Coordinator for students is the Disability Support Services Coordinator, Office – Technology Center 101, (636)481-3169/797-3000, ext. 3169. The College Coordinator of Title IX is the Director of Student Compliance, Office - Student Center 211, (636)481-3258/ 797-3000, ext. 3258 or email [email protected] Students with concerns regarding any alleged discriminatory act or occurrence falling within the provisions of any of the Federal Rules and Regulations other than Title IX or ADAAA as specified above may contact the Director of Student Compliance, Office - Student Center 211, (636)481-3258/797-3000, ext. 3258 or email [email protected] Employees, applicants, or other individuals with concerns regarding any alleged discriminatory act or occurrence falling within the provisions of any of the Federal Rules and Regulations other than Title IX or ADAAA as specified above may contact the Director of Human Resources, Office – Administration 133-E, (636)481-3157/797-3000, ext. 3157. Diversity Statement: Jefferson College is a community leader dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity through opportunities and experiences that foster a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and understanding for everyone in the campus community to engage in a diverse world. 4 Academic Calendar ❖ 2019-2020 FALL 2019 SPRING 2020 August 19 Technology Maintenance (Blackboard and online services may not be available) Classes Begin January 20 Martin Luther King Day (campus closed) August 31 Labor Day recess begins, 7:00 a.m. February 17 President’s Day (campus closed) September 3 Labor Day recess ends, 7:00 a.m. March 5 Faculty In-Service Day (no day or night classes) October 9 March 9 October 15 First short session ends Second short session begins (ends on same schedule as 16-week classes) Faculty Work Day (no day or night classes) November 11 Veterans’ Day (campus closed) March November 27 Thanksgiving recess begins, 12:00 p.m. Technology Maintenance (Blackboard and online services may not be available) Thanksgiving recess ends, 7:00 a.m. March 23 First short session Second short session begins (ends on same schedule as 16-week classes) Spring Break begins, 7:00 a.m. Technology Maintenance (Blackboard and online services may not be available) Spring Break ends, 7:00 a.m. April 10 Spring Holiday begins, 7:00 a.m. April 13 Spring Holiday ends, 7:00 a.m. Last Day of Classes (TR) Last meeting for Tuesday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Last meeting for Wednesday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Teaching faculty not required to be on campus (day/night classes) August October 10 November December 2 January 13 Classes Begin March 10 March 16 December 4 Last meeting for Wednesday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) May 5 December 5 Last Day of Classes (TR) May 6 December 6 Last Day of Classes (MWF) May 7 December 9 December 10 December 12 December 13 December 14 December 9-14 December 18 Last meeting for Monday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Last meeting for Tuesday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Last meeting for Thursday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Last meeting for Friday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Last meeting for Saturday classes (one time a week classes) Final Exams (see Final Examination Schedule for further clarification) Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. May 8 May 16 Last meeting for Saturday classes (one time a week classes) Last meeting for Monday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Last meeting for Thursday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Last meeting for Friday only classes (one time a week day/night classes) Final Exams (see Final Examination Schedule for further clarification) Commencement May 20 Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. May 9 May 11 May 14 May 15 May 9-15 WINTER INTERSESSION 2019 Last Day of Classes (MWF) SUMMER INTERSESSION 2020 December 16 Classes Begin May 18 Classes Begin December 24 Christmas recess (observed) begins, 7:00 a.m. May 23 Memorial Day recess begins, 7:00 a.m. December 26 Christmas recess (observed) ends, 7:00 a.m. May 26 Memorial Day recess ends, 7:00 a.m. January 1 New Year’s recess (observed) begins, 7:00 a.m. June 5 Last Day of Spring Intersession Classes January 2 New Year’s recess (observed) ends, 7:00 a.m. June 10 Intersession Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. January 8 Last Day of Winter Intersession Classes January 10 Intersession Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. SUMMER 2020 5 June 8 Classes Begin July 2-4 Independence Day (campus closed) July 17 6-week sessions end July 19 6-week Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. August 2 8-week sessions end August 7 8-week Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. 6 About the College History The citizens of the Junior College District of Jefferson County voted the District into existence on April 2, 1963. The College’s 1964 classes were conducted at Hillsboro High School until the following year when the College moved to its present 400+ acre campus two miles north of Hillsboro and 23 miles south of St. Louis on Highway 21. The green, rolling hills with their native oaks and elms now share the acreage with design-coordinated buildings, modern inside and out. These advanced structures, their learning-enhancing facilities, and the spacious natural setting only 40 minutes from the cultural advantages of the city of St. Louis provide the maximum benefits this area can offer to the more than 10,000 students the College serves each academic year. The current Jefferson College Arnold site was opened in 2007 to expand educational services to the district residents in northern Jefferson County. This site is located at Highway 141 and Astra Way near the Arnold Library and Recreation Center. The Jefferson College Imperial site opened in 2010 to expand career education services to residents in the northern part of Jefferson County. This site is located at 4400 Jeffco Boulevard near Imperial. Jefferson College, in the Spring of 1999, offered its first fully online course. Student demand for online courses continues to grow as students discover the added convenience and flexibility of attending college using this delivery format. In the 17 years since offering our first online course, Jefferson College has responded to student demand by offering over 170 sections of courses per semester online. It is expected that there will be continued growth of variety and number of sections in the future. The street address for this arm of the College is your living room. Jefferson College continues to add support services in electronic format to assist students at a distance. These services can be found in MyJeffco under the JC Online Support tab. College Degrees The College offers six associate degrees and several career education certificates. The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for transfer to another college or university as part of a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree is designed for education majors who plan to transfer to another college or university as part of a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A) is designed to transfer to another college or university as part of a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is designed for engineering students to transfer to a university as part of a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is designed for entry-level employment through practical and theoretical courses. The certificate is for students whose intended job does not require the associate degree. A student may qualify for one A.A., A.A.T., or A.S. degree. Continuing Education/Professional Development Workforce Development courses are available for occupational advancement or retraining at College sites, the workplace, or through e-learning. Technical skills and professional development courses are offered to help employees meet the strategic goals of their companies. Continuing Education Units are awarded for successful completion of non-credit classes as well as recertification and continuing certification experiences for professionals in a variety of fields. For further information, call (636)481-3145/797-3000, ext. 3145. Business and Workforce Development Center The Business and Workforce Development Center at Jefferson College brings life-long learning to the workplace. Technical skills and professional development courses are offered to help employees meet the strategic goals of their companies. The Business and Workforce Development Center provides comprehensive training and workshops for your management and employees. For further information, call (636)481-3168/797-3000, ext. 3168. 7 Student Life on Campus Jefferson College Hillsboro Arts and Sciences I includes vending machines and a student lounge with wireless Internet access. Arts and Sciences II has a sunny student lounge and a computer laboratory. The Career & Technical Education Building includes a student lounge with wireless Internet access, snack bar, and vending machines. The Field House provides a variety of activities for students, faculty, and staff. The fitness center was recently renovated and features a variety of new equipment. It is equipped with Matrix machines, treadmills, rowing machines, elliptical and stationary bikes. The center is also equipped with televisions for viewing. There is an abundance of free weights for those wishing to strength train. Patrons must be 16 years of age or older to use the Fitness Center. The indoor track allows you to walk/run with the convenience of being inside. The gym floor is also available for activities such as basketball and volleyball from 8 am - 1 pm. In addition, the Field House has a wheel chair lift system. The system is available inside one of the stairwells and will allow a wheelchair to access the upper level. The Fine Arts Building hosts many cultural events throughout the year including ethnic festivals, concerts, musicals, and plays. The Fine Arts Building is also home to many art exhibits. The Library is newly renovated and has lots of space for group study and hang-outs. Several times a year the Library hosts musical groups, academic speakers, panel discussions, activities to help you de-stress and other fun events. The first floor of the Library is for collaborations of all kinds, the second floor is for quiet study. The Student Center lower level includes the Cafeteria with wireless Internet access and a big screen television. An ATM is available next to the Cafeteria. The Bookstore is also located on the lower level of the Student Center. Students may purchase college attire, books, and supplies for courses. In addition, there is a beautiful outdoor brick patio where students can study and interact. The main floor of the Student Center is the “one stop shop” for student needs. Students can be admitted, process financial aid, meet with specialists, register for classes, pay bills, and talk with transfer institutions about completing their four-year degrees. The top floor of the Student Center houses the Vice President of Student Services, Project SUCCESS, Comtrea on Campus counseling services, the Behavioral Concerns and Student Conduct office, and the Student Development office where students can get involved in volunteer and service organizations. The Technology Center offers the Academic Success Center which includes the Math Lab, Writing Lab, IT Lab, Science Lab, and Tutoring Services on the first floor. The Disability Support Services office is also on the first floor. The Technology C...
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