2 It is the policy of Schoolcraft College that no person shall, on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, and/or national origin, be subjected to discrimination during or be excluded from participating in or be denied the benefits of any program or activity or in employment. Any questions concerning the application of, or grievances for, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin should be directed to: Employment: Educational Programs & Activities: Cindy Koenigsknecht Cheryl M. Hagen Executive Director of Human Resources Vice President of Student Services Schoolcraft College Schoolcraft College Haggerty Road Haggerty Road Livonia, MI Livonia, MI or or Any questions concerning the application of, or grievances related to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap, or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which requires reasonable accommodation to be provided to disabled persons, should be directed to: Glenn Cerny Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Schoolcraft College Haggerty Road Livonia, MI Individuals who feel their rights have been misused in relationship to the provisions of equal opportunity at Schoolcraft College can contact the appropriate persons listed above.
3 Schoolcraft College Catalog 3 Discover your future at Schoolcraft College! I-275 Freeway Successful Student Checklist Visit our campus. Sign up online at Main CampusComplete an application for admission online Apply for admission. Forum Bookstore at If you need assistance, call Continuing ve ri D Fox Drive Physical Education ee in ive Huron Dr Biomedical Technology Center om en Parking M to schedule a guided campus tour. Applied Sciences Public Safety Education Center Submit transcripts. Electronic transcropt and easiest transcript requests are the fastestwaterman Wing VisTaTech Centeryour school way to have your transcripts send to Schoolcraft College. Contact for further instructions. Parking OR Drive pewa Chip ApplyCenter for financial aid and scholarships. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at South Parking Lot Liberal Arts use Schoolcraft College code McDowell Center to determine eligibility for all need-based and Bradner FAFSA is used Library non-need-based federal and state grants, loans and work-study. Grote Center North Parking Lot First Year Students. Send your high school transcripts and/or GED scores to the Records Office or fax to Transfer Students. Official college transcripts must be sent directly from Jeffress Parking the transfer institution s Registrar s office to Schoolcraft. Center Submit test scores or takeparking a placement test. To ensure proper course placement, students entering Schoolcraft College must demonstrate ability in reading, writing and math. You may be advised to complete a placement test to reassess your abilities. First Year Students. Transfer Students. Students with college transfer credits or placement test scores should meet with an advisor before testing. gan Driv e S Meet with an academic advisor or counselor. Explore options, create an N W educational plan and select your classes. Walk in to the Counseling and Academic Advising office or call to schedule an appointment. Register for classes. Information about the registration process, including important deadlines, can be found on our website. Register online at https://webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu. Pay for classes. The college accepts cash, checks, money orders, VISA, Radcliff MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and debit cards. PaymentCenter can be 1751 Radcliff Street made online or in person at the Cashier s Office. The deadline for payment of Garden City, MI tuition and fees varies by semester. Tuition can also be paid in installments if you enroll in our tuition payment plan. Information on payment deadlines and our tuition payment plan is available online. Training Complex Get your Student ID. Available for free at the Registration Center. Please Industrialfor Road bring a copy of your schedule and another form of photo31777 identification Livonia, MI verification Purchase or rent books. Available at the campus bookstores or online at OR Alle Livonia Attend orientation. Go to andcampus sign Haggerty Road up to attend a new student orientation where you will learn howmi to be Livonia, a successful student and discover a wide range of services available to Haggerty support yourroad success at Schoolcraft College. Livonia, ACT/SAT (ACT Code 2070, SAT Code 1764). Send your scores to the Records Office if taken within the last three years. Take a placement test in our Testing Center. Testing is offered on a walkin basis; allow approximately 2½ hours. Sample placement questions are available on our website. See a list of available scholarships at E 7 Mile Road Children's Public Safety
4 4 Schoolcraft College Catalog Table of Contents Message from the President...5 Mission, Core Purpose & College Values...5 Board of Trustees & College Leadership...6 Accreditation Information & Academic Deans...7 Foundation Board of Governors...8 Schoolcraft Development Authority...8 Academic Calendar...9 Where to go for Assistance Degree and Certificate Requirements Academic Credentials Offered...13 Degree Requirements Core Ability, General Education & MACRAO/MTA Transferring from Schoolcraft Guest Students...21 Transferring Credits to Schoolcraft...21 Transfer Check List Areas of Study Departments and Programs List Arts, Humanities & Communication Business & Information Technology Culinary Arts Education & Human Services Healthcare & Health Sciences Manufacturing & Technology Natural Sciences Public Safety Social Sciences Learning Support Courses General Information Course Descriptions Becoming a Student Enrollment Process Registration Process Financial Aid Succeeding as a Student An alphabetical listing of resources Student Rights and Responsibilities Privacy Rights Academic Standards Policies and Appeals Procedure Appeals Procedure for Academic Matters Financial Aid General Rights and Responsibilities Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures Schoolcraft College Personnel Advisory Committees Catalog Index Campus and Area Maps
5 Schoolcraft College Catalog 5 Welcome to Schoolcraft College You have selected one of the finest colleges in the Midwest. Schoolcraft College was established more than fifty years ago, on October 24, 1961, by the people of five contiguous communities to create an opportunity for you to grow intellectually and to strengthen your economic independence. We share a common goal; we want you to succeed. Schoolcraft continues to be an inviting environment. We believe that it would be difficult to find faculty and staff more willing to assist you, an array of services more comprehensive, or a more technologically-equipped college anywhere. The totality of the experience creates your best opportunity for success. This is the place to develop, refine and use the tools of knowledge. This is a place to learn and enjoy the experience. Dr. Conway A. Jeffress President Mission Schoolcraft is a comprehensive, open door, community-based college. The mission of the College is to provide a transformational learning experience designed to increase the capacity of individuals and groups to achieve intellectual, social and economic goals. Core Purpose Everything Schoolcraft College does, from educational offerings and campus life to its role as a community center, is geared toward fulfilling the institution s core purpose: To increase the intellectual and economic capacity of the individuals, corporations and communities it serves. College Values We recognize the students are our reason for existence and that student success is paramount to our mission. We pledge to follow ethical practices in the classroom, boardroom, business operations, and all other areas of the College. We value diversity in our students, staff, and programming. We are committed to having a positive intellectual, social, and economic impact on the communities we serve. We strive to achieve leadership in academics, management practices, employee relations, and institutional innovation. We strive to maintain a supportive, cordial, and aesthetically pleasing environment for our students, staff, and community. We encourage lifelong learning for our students and staff by providing the most current programs, utilizing the most effective instructional delivery methods. We believe that higher education should be accessible to the greatest number of our constituents.
6 6 Schoolcraft College Catalog Board of Trustees College Leadership Brian D. Broderick Chair Carol M. Strom Vice Chair James G. Fausone Secretary Paul Brewster Vice President, Chief Information Officer Glenn Cerny Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Hagen Vice President of Student Services Joan A. Gebhardt Treasurer Gretchen Alaniz Trustee Terry Gilligan Trustee Dr. Cindy Koenigsknecht Executive Director of Human Resources Dr. James Ryan Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Richard Weinkauf Vice President of Instruction Eric Stempien Trustee The Board of Trustees is a group of seven members, elected by the voters of Schoolcraft Community College District to serve for six-year terms. The authority of the Board of Trustees is established by the state legislature through the Community College Act. The Board is the policy-making body for the college. Dr. Conway A. Jeffress President
7 Schoolcraft College Catalog 7 Accreditation Academic Deans Schoolcraft College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL ; phone ; fax or access the Commission s website at Schoolcraft has the following programs that have state and national approval and accreditation: Cheryl Hawkins Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dr. Robert Leadley Dean of Occupational Programs & Economic Development The Children s Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). For more information regarding accreditation, call The criminal justice associate degree with academy program is certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). For more information regarding certification, call The culinary arts program is certified by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). For more information regarding certification, call The emergency medical technology program is approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Policy Planning Access EMS and Trauma Systems section. For more information, call Fire Technology Fire Fighter 1 and 2 and the fire academy are certified by the Michigan Office of Fire Fighter Training. For more information regarding certification, call The health information technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). For more information, contact CAHIIM at The medical assisting certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). For more information regarding accreditation, call The associate degree and practical nursing programs are approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and also nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For more information on MI-Board of Nursing approval and licensure, call For more information regarding accreditation, call
8 8 Schoolcraft College Catalog Foundation Board of Governors Dr. Gary Gabel Elizabeth Johnson Kristina Mayer Linda Besh Jeff McCarthy President President Elect Vice President Treasurer Secretary Left to Right: Dr. Conway Jeffress, Julie Carrigan, Craig Bowles, Kristina Mayer, Gary Gabel, Beth Kohler, Craig Winn, Stephanie Squires, Guy Gehlert, James Ryan. Not Pictured: Gretchen Alaniz, Linda Besh, Jeff McCarthy, Paul Anderson, Jr., Joseph Corriveau, Gwen Davenport, Rebecca Himm, Ryan Jenner, Elizabeth Johnson, Paul Serwinek, Thomas Steele, John Tomey, Frank Winters, Marian Wright, Thomas Marek, John Santeiu, Jr. Board Members Paul Anderson, Jr. Julie Carrigan Joseph Corriveau, J.D. Gwendolyn Davenport Guy Gehlert Dr. Rebecca Himm Ryan Jenner, J.D. Paul Serwinek Stephanie Squires Thomas Steele John Tomey Craig Winn Dr. Frank Winters Marian Wright Honorary Members Craig Bowles Thomas Marek John Santeiu, Jr. Ex-Officio Gretchen Alaniz Dr. Conway A. Jeffress Dr. James Ryan Schoolcraft Development Authority The Schoolcraft Development Authority was established by Schoolcraft College to direct college land development activities. The Board of Directors is composed of nine members. Glenn Cerny Dr. Michelle Cline James Fausone Jon Lamb Robert R. Nix II, Hon. Lita M. Popke Dr. James Ryan Carol M. Strom Dr. Conway A. Jeffress President Director Director Director Vice President Director Director Director Ex-Officio Front row: Lita M. Popke, Carol M. Strom, Michelle Cline Back row: Robert R. Nix II, Jon Lamb, James Ryan, James Fausone, Glenn Cerny Not pictured: Conway A. Jeffress
9 Schoolcraft College Catalog 9 Schoolcraft College Academic Calendar FALL 2014 WINTER 2015 SPRING 2015 SUMMER 2015 Class duration 15 weeks first 12 weeks first 7 weeks second 12 weeks second 7 weeks 15 weeks first 12 weeks first 7 weeks second 12 weeks second 7 weeks 12 weeks 7 weeks 7 weeks Classes begin Aug. 25 Aug. 25 Aug. 25 Sept. 16 Oct. 21 Jan. 12 Jan. 12 Jan. 12 Feb. 2 Mar. 16 May 11 May 11 July 6 Last day of classes Dec. 14 Nov. 17 Oct. 13 Dec. 14 Dec. 14 May 7 April 13 Mar. 1 May 7 May 7 Aug. 3 June 29 Aug. 23 Final grades available Dec. 18 Nov. 21 Oct. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 18 May 8 April 17 Mar. 13 May 8 May 8 Aug. 7 July 3 Aug. 28 Financial Aid dates: submit FAFSA deadline financial aid file completed purchase books in campus bookstore May 1 Sept. 1 Jan. 1 Mar. 1 July 1 Nov. 1 Mar. 1 May 1 Aug. 11 Sept. 26 Dec. 15 Jan. 30 April 27 May 15 June 22 July 17 Graduation ceremonies n/a May 9: General commencement ceremony n/a n/a Student holidays No classes. Most on-campus services are not available. Sept. 1: Labor Day Nov : Thanksgiving Holiday Dec. 23 Jan. 2: Holiday Break January 19: Martin Luther King Day March 2 8: Mid-Winter Break No classes. Most on-campus services ARE available. April 5: Easter May 25: Memorial Day July 4: Independence Day Holiday
10 10 Schoolcraft College Catalog Where to go for Assistance College website: Livonia Campus: Radcliff Center, Garden City: Public Safety Training Complex: Academic Advising Counseling and Academic Advising, McDowell Center Academic Records Records Office, McDowell Center Academic Standing, Probation, Dismissal Counseling and Academic Advising, McDowell Center Adding, Dropping, Changing or Withdrawing from a Course Online add and drop. https://webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu Registration Center, McDowell Center Admission to the College Online... https://webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu Admissions and Welcome Center, McDowell Center Answer Center McDowell Center Athletics Athletics Office, Physical Education Building Books & Classroom Supplies Livonia Campus Bookstore Garden City Radcliff Center Bookstore Room Campus Police Authority Livonia, Service Building Garden City Radcliff Center ext Campus Tours Livonia Campus Garden City Radcliff Center Career Information Career Services, McDowell Center Catalogs Admissions and Welcome Center, McDowell Center Change of Name or Address Registration Center, McDowell Center Clubs; Organizing or Joining Student Activities Office, VisTaTech Center, Waterman Wing Child Care Services Children s Center, South Parking Lot, Livonia Campus Computer Use Academic Livonia Campus, McDowell Center, Room 100 Garden City Radcliff Center, Room 415 Bradner and Radcliff Center Libraries for research Phone HELP (4357) Computer Use Wireless Internet Access Continuing Education and Professional Development Continuing Education Center Counseling Services Counseling and Academic Advising, McDowell Center Disability Support Services Disability Support Services Office, McDowell Center Distance Learning Online Courses Distance Learning Office, McDowell Center Dual Enrollment Admissions and Welcome Center, McDowell Center Financial Aid Student Financial Services Office, McDowell Center
11 Graduation Applying to graduate Counseling and Academic Advising, McDowell Center Commencement ceremony Student Records, McDowell Center Hybrid Courses Phone I.D. Cards Registration Center, McDowell Center International Student Services International Student Advisor, McDowell Center , ext Job Opportunities Student on- and off-campus employment Career Services, McDowell Center Human Resources Human Resources, Grote Center Kids on Campus Continuing Education Center Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts Building Library Services Bradner Library, Livonia Lost & Found Livonia, Public Safety, Service Building Garden City Radcliff Center, Public Safety , ext Occupational Programs and Economic Development Applied Science Building Open Entry/Open Exit Courses Open Entry/Open Exit Office, McDowell Center Open Entry/Open Exit Lab, Biomedical Technology Center Room , ext Orientation for New Students Admissions and Welcome Center, McDowell Center Payment for Classes Online payment... https://webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu Cashier s Office, McDowell Center Student Account Services, McDowell Center Register for Classes Online registration.. https://webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu Registration Center, McDowell Center Reserving College Facilities vistatech.schoolcraft.edu VisTaTech Center rental Other room rentals Scholarships Student Financial Services Office, McDowell Center Schoolcraft College Catalog 11 Student Grievances Vice President of Student Services, McDowell Center Testing/Assessment Services Livonia Campus Testing Center, McDowell Center Garden City Radliff Center Room , ext Transcripts Phone Incoming Admissions and Welcome Center, McDowell Center Outgoing https://webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu Tutoring Learning Assistance Center: Livonia, Bradner Library Garden City Radcliff Center Room , ext Veterans Veterans Services Office, McDowell Center ext VisTaTech Center See Reserving College Facilities Where to go for Assistance
12 12 Schoolcraft College Catalog what do YOU want to do? Follow your Path I want to earn an associate degree and use it to launch or enhance my career. ASSOCIATE DEGREE requires completion of credits I want to earn an associate degree and transfer the credits to a four-year program. I want to take courses and transfer the credits to a four-year program. I want to take courses for vocational improvement and personal enrichment. CREDIT COURSES these courses grant college credits University Bachelor s Degree YOUR GOAL Entry into the workforce? A new or better job? A fulfilling career? take the next step For associate degrees, credit courses and certificates: Make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor or counselor. You can schedule an appointment by calling I want to explore my options by taking a few classes to see what Schoolcraft has to offer. For Continuing Education and Professional Development: Get more information at or I want to qualify for a job with a skills certificate or certificate, or advance my skills with a post-associate certificate. CERTIFICATE requires completion of credits (skills certificate), credits (certificate) or credits (post-associate certificate) I don t need college credit; I just want to take a class for fun, professional certification or career advancement. I don t need college credit but I do need a credential that qualifies me for a job. CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT some of these classes grant Continuing Education Units (CEUs) please note that these classes are listed in a separate publication
13 Earning Your Schoolcraft Degree or Certificate What academic credentials does Schoolcraft offer? Associate degree Certificate Skills certificate Post-associate certificate How are these credentials earned? Students earn degrees and certificates by completing courses required in a specific program of study. When completed, the program of study leads to an associate degree, certificate or skills certificate. Each course in the program of study is worth a certain amount of credit hours, also known as credits. - Credits are based on the number of hours of required meeting times for the class or the number of competencies that are achieved. Credit hour requirements for programs of study at Schoolcraft look like this: Associate degree credit hours courses Certificate credit hours courses Skills certificate credit hours courses Post-associate certificate...16 credit hours (average) courses IMPORTANT: Always work with an academic advisor or counselor when selecting your program of study. Schoolcraft College Catalog What s your plan? Schoolcraft students can create, manage and update their academic plans through WebAdvisor, the online registration and student services system. 13 There are two types of credit courses offered at Schoolcraft: - Occupational courses teach knowledge and skills related to a specific job or to several related jobs. - Liberal arts and science courses teach the knowledge, intellectual concepts and attitudes associated with being an educated and well-rounded person. At Schoolcraft, courses in liberal arts and the sciences may be used to fulfill general education requirements. Traditionally, general education requirements are part of any associate or bachelor s degree offered at any college or university in the United States. In an associate degree program: - General education requirements are fulfilled by selecting liberal arts and science courses that are required or recommended for that degree. At Schoolcraft College general education requires a minimum of two courses in English, as well as a minimum of one course in humanities, mathematics, sciences, and social sciences as determined by the degree requirements. - Major courses fulfill requirements for the student s chosen major (accounting, computer graphics technology, biomedical engineering technology, advanced manufacturing, nursing, etc.). - General electives courses are selected by the student from a list of approved courses (the student elects which of these courses to take). CREDENTIAL Credits/ courses required Includes occupational education courses? Has general education requirements? Designed for students who want to Worth noting Associate in Arts, Business Administration, Engineering, Fine Arts, General Studies, or Science Degree credits courses Yes for some Yes Transfer to a bachelor s degree program at another college or university To ensure that credits transfer, students must work with an academic advisor or counselor and follow the appropriate transfer guide for the destination college or university. Some associate degrees in applied science can be transferred into a particular bachelor s degree program at a specific university through an articulation agreement. Students must work with an academic advisor or counselor and follow the articulation guide to ensure that credits will transfer. Credits earned in some certificate programs can be applied toward a related Schoolcraft associate degree Credits earned in some skills certificate programs can be applied toward a related certificate at Schoolcraft Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree credits courses Yes Yes Seek immediate employment or transfer to a bachelor s degree program at another college or university Certificate credits courses credits 5 6 courses Yes No Seek immediate employment Skills Certificate Yes No Seek immediate employment
14 14 Schoolcraft College Catalog Degree Requirements ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS) By obtaining an associate in applied science degree, students will be prepared to seek employment in their chosen career field. To explore transferability options, it is recommended that students meet with a counselor or academic advisor. 1. English 6 credit hours as specified by individual curriculum. 2. Completion of one of the occupational programs listed in the Schoolcraft College catalog. 3. All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100 level or higher. 4. Complete all Schoolcraft College core ability and general education requirements. ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (AA) The associate in arts degree is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The associate in arts degree is appropriate for most transfer programs leading to a baccalaureate degree. 1. English 101 and 102 required 6 credit hours. 2. Humanities* Minimum 8 credit hours in more than one discipline. Art, Communication Arts, English Literature, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, or Theatre. One course must be either a Communication Arts or a Foreign Language course. 3. Mathematics/Sciences Minimum 8 credit hours. One course must be a mathematics course. One course must be a lab science course in Biology, Chemistry, Geography 105 or 135, Geology, or Physics. 4. Social Sciences* Minimum 8 credit hours in more than one discipline. Anthropology, Geography 133 or 241, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. 5. General Electives Minimum 30 credit hours. Electives must be chosen from transferable 100- or 200-level courses. 6. All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100- or 200-level. 7. Complete all Schoolcraft College core ability and general education requirements. * Please note: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the Humanities and Social Sciences distribution requirement. ASSOCIATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (ABA) The Associate in Business Administration (ABA) transfer degree is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university program. The ABA degree provides the framework for four-year college degrees in, but not limited to, the following majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Schoolcraft students may complete the ABA by following the requirements specified by the transfer institution and Schoolcraft College. Students are advised to discuss these requirements with their advisor, counselor, or the transfer institution. 1. English 101 and 102 required 6 credit hours. 2. Humanities* Minimum 8 credit hours in more than one discipline. Art, Communication Arts, English Literature, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, or Theatre. Communication Arts 103 required. 3. Mathematics/Sciences Minimum 8 credit hours. One course must be a mathematics course. One course must be a lab science course in Biology, Chemistry, Geography 105 or 135, Geology, or Physics. 4. Social Sciences* Minimum 11 credit hours in more than one discipline. Anthropology, Geography 133 or 241, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. Economics 201 and 202 required. Political Science 105 recommended. 5. Additional Required Courses** 11 credit hours. Accounting 201 and 202 required. Business 101 required. 6. General Electives Minimum 16 credit hours. Electives must be chosen from 100- or 200-level courses. The following courses are recommended while referring to the transfer institution s requirements: Business 207, Mathematics 122, Computer Information Systems 115 or 120 recommended. 7. All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100- or 200-level. 8. Complete all Schoolcraft College core ability and general education requirements. * Please note: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the Humanities and Social Sciences distribution requirement. ** Occupational courses may not account for more than 15 credits in an ABA degree. Transferable liberal arts courses may be found on Schoolcraft College s General Education & MACRAO and MTA list. While occupational courses provide immediate skill-building opportunities, their transferability and value should be discussed with a counselor or advisor.