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2013-14 College Catalog

Online Catalog

Curricula

Program Selection

The college offers a number of curricula leading to the associate of arts degree, the associate of science in engineering degree, the associate of arts in teaching degree, the associate of applied science degree, the certificate, and the letter of recognition. Each curriculum has been designed to accomplish specific purposes as indicated in the description section of the curriculum or program. Students should read the descriptions carefully to ensure the program meets their educational and career goals.

Each associate degree requires between 60-70 credits in order to fulfill graduation requirements. Students may be required to take preparatory or developmental coursework as prerequisites to college-level courses. Such courses are not transferable and do not count toward graduation requirements, although de­vel­opmental coursework figures into the student’s cumulative grade point average (see “Placement Testing and Developmental Education Policies” for further information). Developmental courses are taught in lecture and laboratory settings where maximum supervision and support can be provided and instruction is often individualized.

Developmental English

Developmental English courses include preparation in reading, writing and study skills. In addition, courses for non-native speakers of English focus on reading, writing, study skills, and oral communication skills.

Developmental Mathematics

Developmental mathematics courses focus on elementary arithmetic, fundamental algebra, and elementary geometry. Students should review their prior mathematics material before completing mathematics basic skills assessment testing.

General Education Requirements

Howard Community College has the responsibility to ensure that all degree recipients have achieved a broad educational experience. To achieve this breadth of learning, the college has established fundamental general educational goals. Howard Community College students will:

  • Express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Perform mathematical operations at a college level and apply these skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to reason logically, and to evaluate the reasoning of others through the utilization of open-mindedness, critical inquiry, and the rational assessment of data and text.
  • Display technological competence.
  • Demonstrate informational literacy.
  • Demonstrate global competency.
  • Demonstrate a perceptual awareness of and aesthetic sensitivity to the arts.

To ensure these general education goals are met by each student, Howard Community College requires all students to take courses in writing, literature, fine arts, humanities, mathematics, science, history, social sciences, and interdisciplinary and emerging issues. These topics are woven into the General Education Core Courses. Students completing the associate of arts degree at Howard Community College must complete 30-36 credits from the general education core as designated in the specific curriculum and delineated below. Also, see STUDENT TRANSFER POLICIES. Students completing the associate of applied science degree will complete at least 20 credits in general education as specified in the individual curriculum.

HCC Statement of Diversity in the Curriculum

Howard Community College makes a commitment to diversity in its varied curriculum by pursuing a multidisciplinary approach to issues that sometimes separate people. Learning the histories, cultures, contributions and perspectives of the various people who make up our world and gaining an understanding of the larger world around us may create a platform for communication and tolerance. HCC’s diverse curriculum also tries to help students develop positive cultural perspectives and thus enhances the college learning process by emphasizing the dignity and uniqueness of each person and the contributions and strength of the diverse community at large.

Curricula Programs

Student Responsibilites

After students have selected a particular curriculum, they should familiarize themselves with the various courses that have been specified for the freshman and sophomore years. They should note particularly the prerequisites and the placement of the various courses of learning and should also be aware of their own level of development and how their backgrounds relate to their choice of curriculum.

Because of enrollment patterns and scheduling problems, not all courses specified in the suggested ­curricula are of-fered each semester. In addition, courses scheduled for a given semester may be canceled because of insufficient en-rollment. Students must take these factors into consideration when planning their schedules and/or timetable for completing any given program or degree. It is strongly suggested that you consult with an advisor or counselor in planning your program.

It is the responsibility of students to meet the requirements of the curriculum in which they are enrolled even though counselors and faculty advisors will provide students with advice and recommendations. Students who wish to transfer courses must acquaint themselves with the requirements of the senior institution in order to obtain maximum credit at time of transfer. A complete statement of Student Transfer Policies is included in this catalog.

Course Designators

Courses in the course description section are alphabetized by category and not by course code

ACCT

Accounting

AGNG

Aging Services

AMSL

American Sign Language

ANTH

Anthropology

ARAB

Arabic

ARTT

Art

ASTR

Astronomy

BFMT

Bioinformatics

BIOL

Biology

BMET

Biomedical Engineering Technology

BMGT

Business Management

CARD

Cardiovascular Technology

CHEM

Chemistry

CHNS

Chinese

CSCO

Cisco

CADD

Computer-Aided Design

CFOR

Computer Forensics

CMSY

Computer Systems

CRES

Conflict Resolution

CNST

Construction Management

COOP

Cooperative Education

CRIM

Criminal Justice

CMGT

Culinary Management

DANC

Dance

DHYG

Dental Hygiene

DMSU

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

ECON

Economics

EDUC

Education

ELEC

Electronics Technology

EMSP

Emergency Medical Services

ENES

Engineering

ENGL

English

ENST

Environmental Science

ENTR

Entrepreneurship

EXSC

Exercise Science

FARS

Farsi

FILM

Film

FNPL

Financial Planning

FINE

Fine Arts

FREN

French

FYEX

First-Year Experience

GEOG

Geography

GEOL

Geology

GERM

German

GREK

Greek

HBRW

Hebrew

HEAL

Health Care

HEED

Health Education

HIST

History

HNDI

Hindi

HORT

Horticulture

HMGT

Hospitality Management

HMDV

Human Development

HUMN

Humanities

HUMS

Human Services

INDS

Interior Design

ITAL

Italian

JPNS

Japanese

KORE

Korean

LFIT

Life Fitness

MATH

Mathematics

MLTS

Medical Laboratory Technician

METO

Meteorology

MSFT

Microsoft

MUSC

Music

NURS

Nursing

NUTR

Nutrition

OFFI

Office Technology

PHIL

Philosophy

PHOT

Photonics

PTAP

Physical Therapist Assistant

PHYS

Physics

POLI

Political Science

PORT

Portuguese

PSYC

Psychology

PUBH

Public Health

RADT

Radiologic Technology

RETL

Retailing

RUSS

Russian

SOWK

Social Work

SOCI

Sociology

SPAN

Spanish

SPCH

Speech

SABR

Study Abroad

TELE

Telecommunications

TVRD

Television and Radio

THET

Theatre

TURK

Turkish

WCOM

Wireless Communications

WMST

Women’s Studies