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1 Catalogue HUERTAS JUNIOR COLLEGE Institución Líder Forjando Líderes

2 2 HUERTAS JUNIOR COLLEGE PO Box 8429 Caguas, PR Telephones: (787) Fax (787) Huertas Junior College does not discriminate against any person on account of race, color, gender, religion, age, political ideas or affiliation, ethnic origin, disabilities, pregnancy or military or civil status.

3 3 Contents MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT INTRODUCTION GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HISTORICAL OVERVIEW VISION MISSION PHILOSOPHY, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES LICENSES AND ACCREDITATIONS ASSOCIATIONS OR ORGANIZATIONS OF WHICH THE INSTITUTION IS MEMBER ADMISSIONS POLICY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Readmitted Students Transfer Students Students on Extension For Owing Documents at the Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office ACCREDITATION OF CREDITS POLICY, ARTICULATION AND PREVIOUS LEARNING Transfer Credits Approved in other Institutions Articulation Agreements Accreditation for Prior Learning Challenge Exam CLEP Examinations (College Level Examination Program) Military Courses Advanced Placement Courses ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT Early Enrollment... 26

4 4 Enrollment Permission Form Pre-Enrollment Official Enrollment Process Add/Drop Classes Late Enrollment Extended Enrollment Internal Transfer Changes in the Class Schedule TUITION, FEES AND OTHER CHARGES CLASS ATTENDANCE Enrollment/Cancellation Policy Withdrawal Policy Partial Withdrawal Total Withdrawal Total Withdrawal PROGRESA Administrative Withdrawal (WR) LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY REFUND POLICY OF TITLE IV FUNDS FOR TOTAL WITHDRAWAL REFUND POLICY FOR FUNDS OF PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION OF PUERTO RICO SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY Attempted Credits Incompletes Repeated Courses Approved Courses Evaluation Period... 34

5 5 Evaluation Period per Program Elements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Qualitative Element - Grade Point Average (GPA) Minimum Academic Average Score per Program Quantitative Element - Credits Approved in Limited Time Students with Veterans Administration Benefits Punitive Actions in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Procedures for Appeal Reinstallment as Satisfactory Academic Progress Student ACADEMIC PROVISIONS Definition Of Academic Year And Academic Calendar Students Academic Workload Course Selection STUDENT EVALUATION SYSTEM Grades Alternative Grades For Particular Circumstances Definition of Alternative Grades Filing Claims on Grades Grade Change Repeated Courses Grade Point Average (GPA) ACHIEVEMENT DAY GRADUATION Graduation Application Graduation Acts High Honors and Honors... 46

6 6 Juan Huertas Award ACADEMIC OFFERS General Education Professional Courses Related Courses Elective Courses COURSE CODIFICATION SYSTEM Course Codification Table General Education Department General Education Course Description BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOOL CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL COURSES DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN OFFICE SYSTEMS CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN OFFICE SYSTEMS PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN OFFICE SYSTEMS CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN CURRICULAR SEQUENCE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH SERVER ADMINISTRATION CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH SERVER ADMINISTRATION... 81

7 7 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH SERVER ADMINISTRATION CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESTAURANT, FOOD AND DRINK ADMINISTRATION CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESTAURANT, FOOD AND DRINK ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESTAURANT, FOOD AND DRINK ADMINISTRATION CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CULINARY ARTS CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CULINARY ARTS PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CULINARY ARTS ACCELERATED STUDIES PROGRAM PROGRESA CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PARALEGAL TECHNICIAN ACCELERATED STUDIES ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PARALEGAL TECHNICIAN (CURRICULAR SEQUENCE) COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE IN PARALEGAL TECHNICIAN 103 CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING CURRICULAR SEQUENCE ACCELERATED STUDIES - ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT CURRICULAR SEQUENCE ACCELERATED STUDIES - ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL PROGRAMS SCHOOL CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGY CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGY

8 8 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION DEL ASSOCIATE DEGREE EN TECNOLOGIA DE INSTRUMENTATION CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN REFRIGERATION AND AIRCONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS (ONE YEAR) CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ELECTRICITY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ELECTRICITY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ELECTRICITY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE COMPUTER REPAIR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE COMPUTER REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM PROGRAM DESCRIPTION COMPUTER REPAIR TECHNICIAN CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREEOF DENTAL ASSISTANT WITH EXPANDED FUNCTIONS CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREEIN DENTAL ASSISTANT WITH EXPANDED FUNCTIONS

9 9 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THEL ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN DENTAL ASSITANT WITH EXPANDED FUNCTIONS CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TRECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESPIRATORY CARE THERAPY CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESPIRATORY CARE THERAPY COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THER ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESPIRATORY CARE THERAPY CURRICULAR SEQUENCE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PHYSICAL FITNESS CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN FITNESS PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN FITNESS CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR PERSONAL TRAINER CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR PERSONAL TRAINER CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FACULTY ACAMEDIC CALENDAR SEMESTER JANUARY-APRIL (SUBJECT TO CHANGES)

10 10 ACADEMIC CALENDAR SEMESTER MAY AUGUST 2013 AL 2017 (SUBJECTO TO CHANGES) ACADEMIC CALENDAR SEMESTER SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER (SUBJECT TO CHANGES) CERTIFICATION

11 11 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Huertas Junior College is a leading institution, characterized for its academic excelence, commitment towards the community and humanism. This excellence is evidenced in our thousands of graduates, many of which have been able to succesfuly enter the work force of this country. We count with modern physical facilities, modern laboratories that provide our students with educational experiences in scenarios similar to those found at the workplace. This allows students to develop the human and technical skills needed to effectively perform in the professional area they select. The faculty and administrative personnel possess the necessary qualities and capability to advance the Leading Institution s path, an institution committed to excellence in higher education and the social duty that distinguishes us. The solidity, credibility during its development and performance of the Huertas Junior College make it the favorite among its peers, which has allowed it to occupy the place it has today in the Puerto Rican community. The Huertas Junior College trayectory of more than six decades has made it deserves respect and recognition in the field of Education. The new era that arrives will enjoy the unrasable trace of verticality with the freshness that time deserves. Student, you who start a new phase in your life, I encourage you to use all the resources available to help you complete your academic goals: financial aids, academic and personal orientation, job opportunities, skill development and others. Welcome, María del Mar López Avilés President

12 12 INTRODUCTION This Catalogue is published by Huertas Junior College. It contains information on the academic offers and rules of the Institution. It should not be construed as a Contract between the student and the institution. It is the student responsibility to follow the curricular sequence of the study program in which he or she enrolled in order to complete the degree in the minimum stipulated time. Huertas Junior College operates under state and federal laws that apply as a Higher Education institution and federal funds administrator. The explanations regarding these laws, the policies required to comply with the same, the rules and other institutional policies and services offered to students can be found in the Students Manual. It the the student s responsibility to use the Students Manual as a guide that facilities becoming acquianted with and using the services provided by the Institution in order to adapt to college life and reach their academic goals. Among the laws and institutional policies, we can find the following: Administrative Efficiency in Federal Fund Administration (Misrepresentation) Privacy Rights for Parents and Students Act of 1974 Title IX of the Amendment to the Education Act of 1972 Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Institutional Practices for the Reasonable Accomodation of Students with Disabilities 1989 Amendment to Keep Schools and Communities Free of Drugs and Alcohol Institutional Policy to Keep the Institution Free of Drugs and Alcohol Laws on Sexual Harassment Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Proceeding to Attend Complaints Act 186 of September 1, 2006 Act 40 of August 3, 1993 Copyrights Policy This Catalogue will be published in digital format, will be available in English and Spanish on the Institution s website: A limited printed edition will also be published, the copies of which will be available at the Learning Resources Center. All candidates seeking admission to the Huertas Junior College will receive orientation on the available methods to consult the information contained in the Catalogue and its amendments, should there be any. If any student or candidate who seeks admission requests a printed copy, one will be provided. It is the responsibility of each student to maintain his or her current mail and physical addresses, telephone number and in his or her academic record. It is crucial that we can communicate with students. Any notification sent to the address given by the student to the Registrar s Office will be deemed as valid and the student will respond for it.

13 13 Huertas Junior College reserves the right to revise the curricula according to the demands of the occupational world. It also reserves the right to modify enrollment costs and other payments in terms of services offered to students. GOVERNANCE Huertas Junior College, Inc. is a private educational corporation, by stocks. It is organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and is operated by Huertas Junior College, Incorporated. Huertas Junior College is governed by a constituted Board of Directors as the governing body. This Board has the responsibility to establish the institution s policies that guide the corporation s operation, assure the compliance of the Institution s vision, mission and goals and to analyze and ponder the recommendations submitted by the President. BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Board of Directors is consituted as follows: Mr. Rubén López Huertas President Dr. Margarita Velázquez Cosme Vicepresident Mr. Ángel R. Serrano Hernández Director Dr. Ruth Reyes Ramos Director Mrs. Luz C. Batista Vega Director Mr. Erik M. Rodríguez Padilla Director Sister Glenda López Rodríguez Director Mr. Adrián Muñiz Mariani Director Vacant

14 14 HISTORICAL OVERVIEW Huertas Junior College was founded as Secretarial High School in 1945; it was operated with a license of the Education Department of Puerto Rico. At that moment, Mr. Juan Huertas Torres was recommended to organize an educational institution that would satisfy the need of many people to obtain a business education diploma, that help them become part of the workforce and overcome the economic difficulties that characterized those times. Since the Institution was founded it offered postsecondary level studies. The Institution has been in continuous development and from the beginning it was guided by the value of an idea and the serious commitment of an excellent educator. In 1969, it was incorporated in the Puerto Rico State Department. In 1976, the Institution changed its name to Huertas Business College and the curricular offerings were extended. In the same year, the Institution was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools (AICS). The Puerto Rico General Council of Education authorized the Institution to offer postsecondary technical courses in 1978 and in 1980, the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education authorized to offer associate degrees in the business administration area. In 1985, the Institution celebrated its 40th anniversary and changed its name to Huertas Junior College. In 2006 it was accredited by the Middle States Accrediting Commission on Higher Education. Huertas Junior College has been known to be an Institution that responds to the challenges that we face through time. For this reason, has evolved and the academic offerings have been multiplied congruent with the demands of a dynamic Puerto Rico. The Institution has projected to the future adding to the business education academic offerings, programs in technological and health related areas. VISION Be an educational Institution with excellence in teaching and service for the benefit of the community. MISSION Huertas Junior College is a leader Institution, committed to excellence in postsecondary education and social responsibility. The Institution develops in its components intellectual, technological and human competencies to achieve an inclusive and self-sufficient society.

15 15 PHILOSOPHY, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Huertas Junior College aims to prepare and develop a whole individual that can compete effectively in the occupational world and contribute to the society. The curricular offering is aligned with the institutional rationale of existence. As a result, it is aimed to satisfy the needs of the occupational market. Huertas Junior College is committed to provide an excellent teaching and learning process. Therefore, the Institution demonstrates a complete awareness of the importance of the teaching and learning process and the innovations of technologies and concepts in the daily activities performed in the classrooms and laboratories. In synthesis, the Institution is considered as a Community College, and as such, its activities are geared toward satisfying the needs of the community. The College exists as a live, dynamic and innovated entity in which hope is encouraged to a competitive and modern Puerto Rico. In addition, it exists to fulfill its mission by achieving the following goals and objectives: Goal: Promote excellence in the teaching-learning process throughout comprehensive education that fosters the development of a positive and relevant attitude towards the occupational world. Objectives: 1. Provide postsecondary academic programs in the areas of: Business and Entrepreneurship, Health and Technology. 2. Provide learning activities that develop positive attitudes that are essential in the personal and professional improvement of students. 3. Satisfy the needs of flexible schedules and terms that adjust to our society. 4. Motivate all the institutional community to acquire lifelong learning skills throughout different learning methods. 5. Develop knowledge and skills of specialized education, complemented with fundamentals of general education. 6. Teach students to use and manage adequately, the technology resources and information skills. 7. Provide learning experiences to students in simulations environment laboratories that are similar to work places. 8. Coordinate student s participation in cultural and civic activities. 9. Offer seminars and trainings to students to develop their skills in: writing, teamwork, effective communication; that are essential to become a successful professional. 10. Provide students with educational activities that will help them develop their basic skills.

16 16 Goal: Promote integration in the community by the means of learning activities that foster social commitment. Objectives: 1. Foster the participation of students and personnel in activities that contribute to the social transformation. 2. Develop values regarding solidarity and respect for diversity in all institutional components. 3. Foster the student s participation in service learning activities. 4. Promote ethics principles during the teaching and learning process and in student s services. 5. Develop critical thinking and social analysis that facilitate decisions making in different scenarios. LICENSES AND ACCREDITATIONS The Institution possesses the required licenses to operate from the Council of Education of Puerto Rico. Huertas Junior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA , (267) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a national accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the United States of America and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Associate Degree in Health Information Management Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor Chicago, Illinois, Effective November 9, 2011, Huertas Junior College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education on the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; ; Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing towards accreditation.

17 17 ASSOCIATIONS OR ORGANIZATIONS OF WHICH THE INSTITUTION IS MEMBER Huertas Junior College is an active member of the following organizations: American Library Association (ALA) Puerto Rico School Librarians Association (ABRESPRI) Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) Puerto Rico Private Education Association (AEPPR) Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (AIPR) Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Puerto Rico Association of Students Financial Aid Administrators (PRASFAA) REFORMA Chapter of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Librarians Society (SBPR) Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) ADMISSIONS POLICY Huertas Junior College serves all individuals who decide to reach his/her academic goals and complete a career that permits him/her professional and personal development. The Institution has established an admission policy that permits access to all prospective students who demonstrate a genuine interest in higher education. The prospective students should comply with all admissions requirements established in the Institution s Catalog. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Every person who submits an Admission Application at Huertas Junior College should comply with the following requirements: 1. Graduated from High School or its equivalent. 2. Complete the Admission Application 3. Prospective students under 21 years should submit an original Immunization Certificate or its equivalent (PVAC-3). 4. Submit an official high school transcript. Those cases in which the academic record cannot be obtained, the admitted student should provide an original certified document from High School or Puerto Rico Department of Education, which states the graduation date. The prospective student should include a Self- Certification stating the reasons for not submitting his/her original and official high school transcript and Diploma. The Admissions Office will verify if the school is authorized

18 18 to operate by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico and that it is bona fide to copy and certify the document as official. 5. Prospective students that have approved the equivalency examination (Law 188), will submit the original and copy of the Transcript or the Diploma. The Admissions Representative will keep the copy and certify it as faithful and reliable. 6. Homeschooling prospective students must submit evidence of completing a Program of Study equivalent to high school graduation in Puerto Rico. The high school equivalency should be certified by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. He/she must have a minimum admission index of 800. It is calculated based on the results of the College Board Examination and the equivalent of high school academic GPA. 7. Prospective students interested in studying the Associate Degree in Physical Therapy must have a grade point average of 2.50 or more and pass an interview with the Program Coordinator. 8. All prospective students under eighteen years, admitted to a Program of Study that requires practice or apply for a validation to the corresponding Examination Board will notify this to the admission representative for guidance. 9. All prospective students that apply for admission to the Associate Degree in the Administration of Foods and Beverages, which requires alcohol management as part of the teaching and learning process, and by reasons of health or religious beliefs cannot consume it, must notify this to the admission representative and professor. They will be provided with the document for this purpose. 10. Prospective students interested in on line courses or programs must comply with the following requirements: Have access to a computer with the following specifications which are established to online studies: REQUIRED RECOMMENDED Operating System Windows ME, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7 Windows 7, Vista, XP Service Pack 3, Mac OS X (hasta 10.5) Mac OS X (hasta 10.5) Monitor Resolution Monitor SVGA Resolution of 1024 X 768 or more Minimum resolution of 800 X 600 Internet Connection 56K modem DSL, Modem Cable Browser Internet Explorer 7.0/8.0 Internet Explorer 7 Mozilla Firefox (Mac and PC Users) Mozilla Firefox Settings Accept cookies in the browser Javascript Disable pop-up blockers in the browser Applications Programs

19 19 Word processing Microsoft Word, Open Office Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel, Open Office Presentations Microsoft Power Point, Open Office Plug-Ins Multimedia Windows Media Player, Real Player, Apple Quick Time, Flash Player, Shockwave Player Acrobat Reader Microsoft Word viewer, Microsoft Excel viewer, Microsoft PowerPoint viewer Have internet access regularly Comply with admissions requirements for the selected Program of Study Complete the Financial Aid Application Possess the necessary competencies to participate in on line courses: i. Use and manage internet browser ii. Master basic written skills and document preparation using the word processing program (Word), Spreadsheets (Excel) and presentations (Power Point) or its equivalents. iii. Upload and download files iv. Use and manage electronic mail account v. Possess web camera and microphone 11. Students interested in accelerated programs, Progresa, must comply with the following requirements: a) 18 years or older b) 2 year experience in the workforce c) 12 credits of an authorized post-secondary university and must present transcript Readmitted Students All students that complete a program and apply for admission in another program will be considered a readmission student. He/She will complete the Readmission Application in the Admission Office. A student will also be considered a readmission if he/she interrupts studies during one or more semesters and returns to complete the Program of Study enrolled before or wants to enroll in another program. He/She will complete the Readmission Application at the Admission Office. This student must be referred to the Counseling and Guidance Office to determine his/her Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy status.

20 20 Transfer Students Transfer students are those who have completed courses in other authorized and accredited university or postsecondary institution. Transfer students must comply with the same admissions requirements as new students. If the official transcript from the provenance institution does not indicate that the student was graduated from High School, he/she will be required to submit an official high school transcript. The Registrar is responsible to use his/her professional judgment to request the high school transcript. Students on Extension For Owing Documents at the Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office The students who has still not submitted any document required during the admissions process is considered as debtor. Students who owe documents will not be able to benefit from financial aids granted by the Financial Aid Office until they have completed their record and fulfilled the Registrar s Office s requirements. Procedure for the Extension Granted by the Admissions Office: 1. The Admissions Office will grant an extension covering a 20-calendar day term (starting from the first day of class) to submit the required documents. 2. The student will sign the extension application and will receive his or her copy as evidence. 3. The Registrar s Office will proceed to cancel the enrollment of students who fail to comply with the extension granted by the Admissions Office, once the term granted prescribes. Procedure for the Extension Granted by the Financial Aid Office: 1. The student must complete the Pell Grant application before the official enrollment process, in those cases of candidates interested in covering their tuition with federal aid. The student may fill the application online with the advise of Financial Aid Office personnel. The Financial Aid Office grants a five-calendar day extension to students with Late Enrollment in order to fill out their Pell Grant application. 2. The Financial Aid Office will proceed to disburse the Title IV funds once the student delivers the documents. The students who fail to submit the required documents and continue to attend clases, he will not be able to participate of Title IV funds.

21 21 ACCREDITATION OF CREDITS POLICY, ARTICULATION AND PREVIOUS LEARNING Transfer Credits Approved in other Institutions Huertas Junior College requires an official transcript from the previous institution even when the prospective student does not apply for transfer credits. A prospective transfer student can apply for transfer credits during the first semester enrolled in Huertas Junior College. The maximum of credits to transfer is 40% of the total credits of the Program of interest, as presented in the table below (see table). The student has to succeed 60% of the total credits in the Program of Study at the Institution, from which a half (50%) should be professional courses to be considered graduated from Huertas Junior College. The institution s official will be able to perform professional judgment to determine the equivalency of these credits while the student is still in the admission process. However, the final evaluation will be made once the official transcript is received in the Registrar s Office. The Registrar Director is the person responsible to determine the credit transfer from other institutions. MAXIMUM CREDITS TO TRANSFER PER PROGRAM 40% Associate Degrees Credits per Program Total credits to transfer Credits per Program Certificates Total credits to transfer

22 22 These criteria are considered to evaluation transfer of credits Be transferred from another institution authorized by Puerto Rico Council of Education and be accredited. Courses will be transferred if the content is equivalent to the programs offered in Huertas Junior College with a minimum grade average of C or its equivalent in percent. The credit value transferred must be equal or higher than the credit being transferred. Procedure for transfer of credits Student: 1. The prospective student should express his/her interest in the Admission Office and must submit a transcript from the previous Institution, the prospective student can submit a student credits transcript to the Dean of the Academic School of the Program. If the student decides to apply for credit transfer after classes begin, an application must be submitted to the Dean of the Academic School of his/her Program of Study. Institution: 1. The Dean of the Academic School of the Program or the designated personnel will evaluate the transcript and determine the equivalency. 2. Once the credit transfer is determined, the prospective student will be informed of the cost and if he/she agree, the Application for Transfer Credits will be completed and signed by both parties. 3. The prospective student will keep a copy of the unofficial application and the original document will be filed with the Admission Application. 4. The Dean of the Academic School of his/her Program prepares a draft of the class schedule according to the credits to be transferred. 5. The Dean of the Academic School of the Program sends to the Admissions Office the Application for Transfer Credits and the Admission Application. 6. The Admission Representative notifies the prospective student to make official his/her enrollment at the Registrar Office. 7. The Dean of the Academic School the Program sends a copy of the Application for Transfer Credits to the Revenues Office when the enrollment process is completed. 8. The Revenues Office will enter the cost of the transfer credits in the student s payment record. 9. Once the student s official transcript is received by mail, the Registrar enters the transferred credits to the student s academic record. 10. If the official transcript is not received by mail before the end of semester, the credit transfer is cancelled.

23 23 Articulation Agreements The Institution has made articulation agreements with other educational institutions in and out of Puerto Rico. The purpose is to facilitate the transfer of our students to these institutions. Both institutions establish the terms and conditions under which the university offering the bachelor s degree program accepts the credits approved at Huertas Junior College. On June, 2012 the Institution s articulation agreements are the following: 1. University of Phoenix (Rev. 2011) 2. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico (2006) 3. Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (2003) 4. Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (2003) 5. EDP College (2003) 6. Universidad Central de Bayamón (Rev. 2012) 7. Colegio Universitario de San Juan (2008) 8. Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico (Rev. 2008) 9. Humacao Community College (2002) 10. Instituto de Banca y Comercio (2002) 11. Universidad Metropolitana (2003) 12. Universidad del Este (2003) 13. Virginia College en Birmingham, Alabama (2003) 14. National University College (Rev. 2011) Students interested in continuing studies leading to associate degree or bachelor in one of these institutions must visit the Counseling and Guidance Office to obtain information regarding these agreements and procedures. Accreditation for Prior Learning The evaluation of prior learning is the systematic process to identify documents, and recognize knowledge obtained by the student through other means other than formal university studies; but equivalent to university level courses. A professor of the Institution specialized in the area evaluates the information submitted, interviews the prospective student, and may request a demonstration of the skills required. To apply for a portfolio evaluation the student must possess a minimum of three years of related work experience. The credits approved by this method will be registered in the student s academic record as AP (approved). Procedure: Student: 1. The student expresses to the Admission Representative his/her interest in applying for Prior Learning Accreditation (work experience).

24 24 Institution: 1. The Admission Representative will provide the student the Application for Accreditation for Prior Learning and refers him/her to the Enrollment Management Coordinator. 2. The Enrollment Management Coordinator interviews the prospective student, explains him/her the procedure to follow, fees to pay, and requests all necessary documents, as applicable: Employment Certification that evidence time and duties in the position Copy of the Job Description Copy of the evaluation made by the supervisors Evidence of Professional Development (portfolio, Certificates of Participation, Licenses and others) Two letters of recommendation 3. The prospective student will submit to the Enrollment Management Coordinator all requested documents. 4. The Enrollment Management Coordinator identifies along with the corresponding School Dean a specialized professor that will evaluate the documents. 5. The specialized professor evaluates the documents and submits his/her recommendation to the School Dean that corresponds. 6. The School Dean that corresponds certifies the recommendation received. 7. The Coordinator of Integrated Services of the Academic School that corresponds submits the information to the Enrollment Management Coordinator and to the Revenues Office who will enter the fees in the student s payment record. 8. The Enrollment Management Coordinator submits the information to the Registrar Office who will enter the credits accredited for prior learning in the student s academic record as AP (approved). 9. Enrollment Management Coordinator notifies the student the final decision. Challenge Exam Challenging an Exam consists of proving the master level in a skill equivalent to a course offered in Huertas Junior College. Challenge exams are designed by a specialized professor. The Dean of the Academic School will assign the personnel that will interview the student to evidence the previous knowledge. The student only is examined once. The student must be enrolled in the Institution and should not have been enrolled in the course previously. The exam must be passed with the established minimum execution point (MEP). If the student does not pass the exam, he/she should be enrolled in the course. Procedure: Student: 1. The student notifies the Enrollment Management Coordinator his/her interest for challenge exam.

25 25 2. The Enrollment Management Coordinator schedules a date for the exam with an evaluator and set a date for the correction and results of the evaluation. Institution: 1. The Dean of the Academic School or the designated personnel must interview the student to evaluate if he/she qualifies for a challenge exam. 2. The Enrollment Management Coordinator explains the procedure to follow, the corresponding fees and refers him/her to the Coordinator of Integrated Services in the Academic School that will provide the Application for Challenge Exam and the review on the content to be examined. 3. The student pays the corresponding fees at the Revenues Office and submits payment confirmation to the Enrollment Management Coordinator. 4. The Enrollment Management Coordinator, schedules with the Dean, the exam date along with the correction. 5. The Enrollment Management Coordinator notifies the student the selected date. 6. The evaluator administers the exam as scheduled. The exam must be approved with a minimum average of 70%. 7. The evaluator notifies the tests results the Enrollment Management Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible to notify the test results to the student, Revenues Office and Registrar Office. 8. Registrar Office shall enter the approved passing code (AP) in the student s academic record. CLEP Examinations (College Level Examination Program) Huertas Junior College recognizes previous knowledge demonstrated through the CLEP Examinations. The Student must have approved the exam with the required score and the content examined must be equivalent to the course offered in our Institution. The student must submit official results of the exam. The Revenues Office will apply the corresponding charges in the student s payment record. Military Courses Huertas Junior College receives and complies with the benefits granted under the Higher Education Act (HEA) to the members of the armed forces or veterans and their families. The members of the armed forces and veterans may obtain credit for courses approved in the military service. These courses should be equivalent to the ones offered in the selected program of study at Huertas Junior College. Evaluation and equivalence will be determined following the recommendations and bylaws of the American Council on Education. The student must submit an official military transcript for the evaluation, which credits will be considered as a transfer. This process only applies to Associate Degree Programs or Programs previously endorsed by the Institution. The Revenues Office will apply the corresponding charges in the student s payment record.

26 26 Advanced Placement Courses Huertas Junior College gives credits to students who have approved the Advanced Placement Program exams. These college level courses and exams are offered and administered in high schools. Our Institution will give credits to those students who obtain a score of three, four or five in each of the Spanish, English and Math course examined. The maximum credits to be conferred will be fifteen. The student s academic record will show the approved passing code (AP). ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT The Enrollment Management Vice-Presidency is responsible of organizing and structuring the enrollment process in the Institution. There are five convenient ways of validating and making official the registration. In order to facilitate this process, the student may find the dates for enrollment in the Academic Calendar. Early Enrollment The early enrollment benefits a prospective student who applies for admission in September. This process begins one month prior to the start of the term, every year in September. Enrollment Permission Form The authorization form/slip is a document provided by the Revenues Services and the Financial Aid Offices which give clearance to students, so that they might be able to complete a preregistration or enrollment for next semesters. Every student with an incomplete record at the Financial Aid Office or a pending balance in at the Revenues Services Office must visit these divisions to receive clearance and their registration form/slip. Pre-Enrollment During the pre-enrollment process, active students and the academic counselor, select and register the courses for next semester. A professional counselor might collaborate in the process if required. The selection of these courses is according to the scope and sequence contained in the curriculum. Once the courses are selected, the adviser prepares the registration form which the student must validate during the official enrollment process. Students need the permission slip when doing this process. An academic counselor is the person assigned by the School Dean, who guides the student during the process of selecting the courses for an upcoming semester.

27 27 Official Enrollment Process Recently admitted students (freshman) or active students, who haven t completed their early or pre-enrollment process, must enroll during the official enrollment process. Active students, who have previously enrolled, must validate their registration in order to receive their class schedule/program. Add/Drop Classes The first week of classes is considered the Change of Program period. During this period, students may add/drop classes from their programs. The student must visit his/her School Dean s office to make any changes in his/her class schedule/program. Late Enrollment The Institution allows active or admitted students who haven t completed their registration process to enroll during the late enrollment process. This period is extended two weeks after classes have begun. Dates for late enrollment are posted in the academic calendar. The student that is interested in late enrollment must follow the same procedure established for add/drop classes period. Extended Enrollment Extended enrollment offers a student the opportunity to enroll in courses that don t lead to a degree or diploma. It is required to submit a high school diploma or college level transcript. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible for Title IV Funds. A student in academic suspension that doesn t comply with the Academic Satisfactory Progress Policy, may enroll in this program and earn credits that will be considered in further evaluations of his/her compliance. The credits earn are considered in the evaluation of Academic Satisfactory Progress. Internal Transfer A student who has enrolled in a program and wishes to transfer to another program must meet the required standards and complies with regular procedures. A student that has withdrawn two times from a program is not eligible for an internal transfer. More than two internal transfers within the same year will not be authorized. Grades obtained in courses that are shared by both programs will be considered in the evaluation of Academic Satisfactory Progress.

28 28 Changes in the Class Schedule The Institution facilitates changes in a student s class schedule in situations such as a sudden work shift change or when the enrollment process or the add/drop classes period has ended. Students that request these changes should be referred to their Academic School to evaluate the application and submit a recommendation. Evidence is required to justify these changes. Tuition (Equivalent to one semester) TUITION, FEES AND OTHER CHARGES The following information represents the tuition fees and other charges by the time this Handbook is published. The Institution may change this information whenever it is considered necessary. Associate Degrees, Certificates and Diploma Programs: PERCENTAGE ON CREDITS ACTUAL COSTS 12 or more 100% $3, % $2, % $1, or less $ per credit FEES AND OTHER CHARGES CONCEPT CHARGE Admission Fee $10.00 Credits on Previous Learning $25 per credit Total Withdrawal $50 Internal Transfer $20 Changes on Class Schedule $2.00 ea. Transfer Credits (Transfer courses, CLEP Examinations, Military courses, Practicing Hours) $50 Graduation Fee $75 Documents and Certifications Duplicate $2.00 ea. Identification Card Duplicate $6.00 Challenge Exam $50.00 Late Enrollment $10 Incompletes Removal $20 Dosis of Hepatitis Vaccine $55.00 ea. Professional Liability Insurance* $20 * Transcript Request Form $2.00 ea. *The Professional Liability Insurance fee will be revised periodically according to the renewal charges. When a student is not eligible for financial aid, he/she must submit the tuition fee in full during the enrollment process. However, the Institution offers a deferral program where students agree four

29 29 payments on the first week of the following months. A student who holds a balance after being assisted with Financial Aid, may apply for deferral following the same procedure. Effective December 2011 NOTE CONCERNING THE AMMENDMENT ON SEPTEMBER 2009: Effective September-December 2009, the fee for a Canceled Registration was discontinued. In addition, a three year retroactive waiver was approved for any canceled registration fee, despite of the amount of the debt. CLASS ATTENDANCE Class attendance is mandatory. The Institution provides on-site/face-to-face courses in which attendance and punctuality are essential. The student is held responsible for class work during justified absences. If a student does not attend classes after the enrollment process, the Registrar Office will cancel his/her registration. A student whose registration has been canceled and decides to re-enroll in the Institution, will be classified as a new student. Students enrolled in on line courses must be in contact with their professors until the course has finished. If the student is enrolled in a hybrid course (on site and online), he/she must comply with the professor-student agreement. Class attendance in on line courses is determined by student s participation and his/her communication with the professor since the first week of classes. A student must show active participation during the first week in order to keep eligibility to financial aid. According to Federal Regulations, accessing the platform without participating or completing the tasks doesn t constitute attendance. Enrollment/Cancellation Policy A student s registration might be cancelled if one of the following occurs: 1. The student does not attend classes and informs to the Registrar Office his/her intention to cancel his/her registration. 2. The student does not comply with the extension in submitting required documents to the Admissions Office. 3. The student has been reported (NR) by all of his/her professors during the withdrawal control process, implying that he/she never showed up to the classes or isn t attending. The Registrar Office will proceed with a Total Cancellation process. 4. If any professor reports that the student does not attend his/her class (NR), the Registrar Office will proceed with a Partial Cancellation for the specific course and the Revenues Office will proceed to adjust the tuition cost.

30 30 Withdrawal Policy The student may submit a total or partial withdrawal application during a semester. A deadline for withdrawal request is established each semester in the Academic Calendar. Partial withdrawals are not authorized for some technical programs requiring 450 hours each semester. Partial Withdrawal Partial withdrawal refers to a student who drops one or more classes, but keeps registered in other courses. He/she must complete an authorized Withdrawal Application form and turn it in to the Registrar Office. The Registrar will proceed to enter a W (Authorized Withdrawal) grade in the student s academic record. A partial withdrawal does not require a tuition cost adjustment. Total Withdrawal Total withdrawal refers to a student who drops all of the courses in his/her registration. He/she must complete an authorized Withdrawal Application form and turn it in to the Registrar Office. The Registrar will proceed to enter a W (Authorized Withdrawal) grade in the student s academic record. A total withdrawal may require a tuition cost adjustment. Official withdrawals do not affect a student s grade point average (GPA); but are taken into consideration when evaluating attempted and unapproved credits. It might affect the Academic Satisfactory Progress Standards resulting in tuition cost adjustment. Total Withdrawal PROGRESA Total withdrawal for PROGRESA students refers to a student who doesn t attend classes prior to complete the payment or enrollment process. If a student submits a written confirmation stating his/her intention of attending further sessions in the same cycle (period) before the payment or enrollment process has ended, then it won t be considered a total withdrawal. Students that do not attend as expected will be considered as total withdrawal. If the student submit does not submit a written confirmation that states his/her intention of attending further sessions, the withdrawal date, for calculation purposes, will be the last day assisted notified by the professor. When a student withdraws a module, and enrolls in other within the same payment or enrollment period, he/she is not considered a total withdrawal, therefore, the calculation for the withdrawal is omitted.

31 31 Administrative Withdrawal (WR) The administrative withdrawal is processed by the Registrar Office when some of the following occur: Excessive absences Disciplinary actions (WR*) Student diseases LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY A student may request a leave of temporary absence from taking classes in the Institution to a maximum of fifteen days per semester. This leave of absence will be considered is the following requirements are fulfilled: 1. To fill out the Leave of Absence Application l at the Registrar s Office and submit it to the Vice-President of Academic and Student Services and then be oriented at the Financial Aid Office. 2. To convey, in a written manner, the reasons why the student needs to be absent. The permit ill be granted only in necessary cases including surgery, maternity, military training, etc. 3. To specify the date in which the student will return to the Institution and commit himself or herself to comply with it. 4. Once the application is approved or denied, the student will be notified for the faithful compliance with the same. This license does not entail costs for the student, but it does require orientation in regard to the effects or consequences in terms of Title IV financial aids. If it is approved, the Institution will be committed to offering the student the tutorship services and financial aids int he matters where he or she enrolled, once he or she reintegrates at the agreed date. Nevertheless, the student will be responsible for the material covered in the courses. Should the student not return to the Institution, the official drop date for that semester will be the start of the license in the semester for which the Title IV funds were disbursed (if the Institution can document a later attendance date, it may use that). Should said application be denied and the student abandon the Institution, the official drop rules will apply taking into account the start of the license, regardless of the date the student sought the license. Veterans benefits will be halted when the leave of absence is granted. Once the student returns to classes, he or she will continue to enjoy these benefits.

32 32 REFUND POLICY OF TITLE IV FUNDS FOR TOTAL WITHDRAWAL Huertas Junior College has a Refund Policy for Title IV Funds in compliance with the regulations established by the Federal Department of Education. This Policy states that when a student who is a beneficiary of Title IV Funds withdraw from an Institution during the payment period in which he/she attend, the Institution may determine the amount of Title IV Funds earned by the student at the date of withdrawal. Title IV Funds included are: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Federal Loan, Pell Grant and FSEOG. The date of withdrawal is considered the date in which a student begins the withdrawal process, as established by the Institution; or when a student provides an oral or written notification of his/her intention of not attending classes. If the student decides not to attend classes without submitting the official withdrawal application, the date of withdrawal is fixed to a medium point within the established payment periods. If the Institution is aware that a student s absences corresponds to sickness, accident or serious personal losses or any other circumstances out of the student control, the withdrawal date is directly related with such circumstances. The Title IV Funds percent earned by the student is equal to the completed calendar days within the payment period divided by the total of calendar days within that period. It is calculated as follows: Number of calendar days completed within the payment period Total of Calendar days within the payment period When the student has completed more than 60%, he/she had earned a 100% of Title IV Funds. If the Institution concedes a five days academic break or more, or the student had approved a leave for absence, the total of these days cannot be considered in the denominator of the formula. If the disbursement is more than the earned amount, then the portion that should be refund to the corresponding grant s fund or the student, if any, is calculated. Order for fund refund The order for not earned funds refund is as follows: 1. Stafford Direct Loans/No subsidized FFEL 2. Stafford Direct Loans/Subsidized FFEL 3. FFEL/PLUS Direct Loans (Parents) 4. Pell Grant 5. FSEOG 6. Other Title IV Funds

33 33 7. Other state, private and institutional grants 8. The student Work-Study Program Funds is excluded. REFUND POLICY FOR FUNDS OF PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION OF PUERTO RICO The Institution adopted the Institutional Refund Policy for Programs sponsored by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico. This Policy applies to a student who submits a withdrawal application or does not attend classes during the semester in which he/she was enrolled, but still receives financial aid from the following programs: 1. Supplementary Educational Financial Aid Program 2. Student with Merit Assistance Program (high performance) 3. Special Fund This Policy states that a student who reaches 32% of the enrollment period is eligible to receive a 100% of the grant awarded by the Financial Aid Office according to eligibility standards. If the percent for the less than the one expected, the following standards are used: % COMPLETED % EARNED 0 % to 7.9% 0% 8% to 15.9% 25% 16% to 23.9% 50% 24% to 31.9% 75% As stated in the Refund Policy for Title IV Funds, the percent earned by the student is equal to the completed calendar days within the payment period divided by the total of calendar days within that period. SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY Huertas Junior College, in harmony with its academic rules and the regulation established by the Federal Department of Education, regulates the students Satisfactory Academic Progress (PAS) norms. The purpose of this policy is to monitor the students Academic Progress while they course thir study programs in this Institution. All Huertas Junior College students are bound to maintain a general average score and a percentage of approved credits in accordance with this Policy.

34 34 The student that fails to be in Satisfactory Academic Progress will be classified as being in Academic Probation. On the other hand, those students receiving benefits from Title IV funds and CESPR financial aids will stop receving them upon a Second Academic Probation. The two elements to be considered when determining whether a student is in Satisfacroty Academic Progress are the qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative the student must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) according to the aparemeters established by his or her program. Quantitative the student must approve his or her credits in a limited time as stipulated by the Federal Education Department (150% or 1.5) of the amount of credits in the program. The student is considered as having Satisfactory Academic Progress (PAS) if he or she fulfill both elements established in this Policy. The standards used in order to determine academic progress include all the periods (semesters) in which the student enrolled. Those semesters in which the students did not receive Title IV Funds are even included. The following definitions will be used in order to explain each one of the elements of this Policy. Attempted Credits Attempted credits are all those where a grade of A, B, C, D, F, AP and NP is obtained. The credits Officially Dropped (W) by the student are further included, as well as Administrative Drops (WR) and Administrative Drops for Disciplinary Reasons (WR*). Incompletes The credits in which a student obtains a grade accompanied by Incomplete (I) are not considered for the average score or for attempted credits until said Incomplete is removed. It it is not removed on or before the second month of the next semester, the student is graded with the grade that accompanies the I and is considered as an attempted course (if the student obtains an F, it is not approved). Repeated Courses Repeated courses (**) are deemed as attempted credits every time they are repeated. The grade used when calculating academic average in repeated courses is the highest obtained. Approved Courses Approved courses are all those where the student obtains a grade of: A, B, C, D, AP, T. Evaluation Period The Evaluation Period to determine Satisfactory Academic Progress (PAS) varies according to the Study Program where the study is enrolled.

35 35 Program Type Evaluation Period per Program Evaluation Period Semester Associate Degree x x x X Associate Degree x x X Accellerated Modality Diploma or Certificate Program (3 semesters) x x X 2 semesters x x X Veterans Administration, Diploma or Certificate x x x X Each Additional Semester The students who surpass the quantity of semesters normally required to complete their study programs will be evaluated each additional semester. This includes part-time students. Elements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Qualitative Element - Grade Point Average (GPA) All students must comply with the general average score required in each evaluation period. The Academic index (GPA) is cumulative taking into consideration the credits and grades obtained by the student in course of his or her Study Program at the time of being evaluated. The Satisfactory Academic Progress for a student who changes programs will take into account only those credits of the previous program that apply to the new program in his or her next evaluation period. Minimum Academic Average Score per Program Minimum Required Academic Average Score Semester Tipo de Programa Associate Degree Associate Degree Accelerated Modality Diploma or Certificate Program semesters 2 semesters Veterans Administration, Diploma or Certificate

36 36 Quantitative Element - Credits Approved in Limited Time The Policy provides a time frame in which a student can complete his or her Study Program. This time will not be greater than 150% (1.5) of the extension in credits established for his or her program. This time frame varies according to the number of credits required in his or her program. For each evaluation period the number of attempted credits will be taken into account versus the number of approved credits. They will be compared with the time the student will need in order to complete his or her program. If the proportion in attempted credits versus the approved credits reflects that the student cannot finish hir or her program in the remaining time, the student does not fulfill the quantitative element of this policy. Students with Veterans Administration Benefits Diploma or certificate program students who receive Veterans Administration benefits, will further be bound to comply with the standards established by said Agency. Punitive Actions in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy First Academic Probation - This is the classification that the student is given in his or her first evaluation period when he or she does not comply with the quantitative or qualitative elements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. The First Academic Probation will be a minimum period of a semester during which the student shall improve his or her academic performance. During this period, the student retains hir or her Title IV Funds elligibility. The Guidance and Counseling Office will follow the student s academic progress during his or her probation period until the next evaluation period. Second Probation of Non-Elegibility- All students who, after a first probation, do not have Satisfactory Academic Progress, will recieve a Second Probation for a semester. During this Second Probation, the student will not be elligible for Title IV Funds and shall pay his or her own tuition studies. If the student abandons his or her studies and then returns, said abcense period does not restablish elligibility to Title IV Funds. The elligibility is restablished only when academic defficiencies are overcome. The following semester, the student will be evaluated again to determine if he or she overcame the same. If the student does not pass this Second Probation, he or she risks not receiving his or her Diploma even if the student completes the courses in a time greater than the established %150.

37 37 Procedures for Appeal All students to whom this Policy applies have the right to appeal the decision at the Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee through a formulary provided by the Registrar s Office. The student shall fill the application at the Registrar s Office in a 10-day period starting from the date of the notification. The appeal must contain a exposition of the grounds for his or her seeking reconsideration. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee will be composed by the Vicepresident of Academic and Student Affairs, the Registrar, the Director of the Orientation and Counseling Office and the Director of the Financial Aid Office. Once the document is received, the Committee will evaluate the application in order to decide on the merits of the case. The final decision will be documented in an act signed by all members of the Committee in a 10-work day perio starting from the date of the original appeal. The student shall be able to appeal the Committee s decision, based on extraordinary circumstances, before the President in a maximum period of 10 work days. The President will have the authority to reverse the Committee s decision, sustain it or modify it according to the merits of the case. This decision will be made in a period not greater than 10 work days, after the revision request has been received. The reasons to seek an original appeal must be documented by the student in written form. The following reasons will be deemed as mitigating or extenuating circumstances: Health conditions Death of close relatives Drastic changes in the student s economic situation Serious accidents Natural disasters affecting the student Other circumstances which, to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee s point of view, exercise an adverse determining effect on the student s condition to comply with his or her academic work. The credits affected by these facts will be eliminated when recalculating the Satisfactory Academic Progress. Reinstallment as Satisfactory Academic Progress Student The Registrar s Office will evaluate all the cases that are not in Academic Progress in order to determine their reinstallment, as corresponding. The students who comply with policy parameters will be reinstalled as students in Satisfactory Academic Progress. Those that were classified in Second Probation will continue as regular students. Those students who, after completing the maximum allowed credits (150% or 1.5 of the number of credits in the program) fail to comply with policy parameters, are authorized to continue studies, but will not be given a

38 38 diploma or certificate of their degree. These students will receive a certificate for having completed the credits of their Study Program. ACADEMIC PROVISIONS Definition Of Academic Year And Academic Calendar The academic provisions of Huertas Junior College establish that the academic year is equivalent to any two semesters of a minimum of twelve (12) credits per semester or twentyfour (24) credits per academic year of a minimum duration of fifteen (15) weeks per semester or thirty (30) weeks per academic year. During the calendar year, the Institution offers three (3) semester of fifteen (15) weeks each (3.75 months). The first semester starts in September and ends in December. The second semester starts in January and ends in April, and the third starts in May and finishes in August. This allows the student to complet his or her study program in three or six consecutive semesters, as it applies. The academic calendar is published in day sessions from 8:00 AM 3:00 PM and the night sessions from 5:00 PM 10:30 PM. There are semesters when Saturday Courses are programed, in which the schedule may vary. The courses in the Accelerated Studies PROGRESA program meet once a week for four hours. The periods known as Cycles may have a duration of five (5), seven (7) or eight (8) weeks. This allows students to focus their attention on one or two courses at a time during a shorter period, which encourages academic success. This method is based in the learning process between the student and professor. When enrolling, the student will receive the course s module, which includes the class calendar and activities that must be completed for each meeting. The courses are offered in the evening shift from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Monday through Thursday) and Saturdays from 8:30am to 2:30pm. The cycle duration for each course depends on the number of credits and the complex of the course. For instance, a three-credit course will have a five-week duration: one of four credits will have a seven or eight-week duration. Practice course will have a 15 week duration.

39 39 Definition Of Credit Hour Consistent with the Federal Department of Education and in compliance with Regulation 34 CFR of October 29, 2010, Huertas Junior College uses the Carnegie definition of credit hour in order to establish the quantity of work realized byt he students: The credit hour is equivalent to the amount of work represented by the expected learning results, which are evidenced by the students achievements. This is an equivalence established by the institution and which reasonably must approach to no less than: (1) An hour of theory in classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of external work on the student s part, each week, for fifteen weeks per semester or four-month period, and from ten to twelve weeks per credit hout of a trimester, or equivalent work, in case the measure is different. (2) At least an amount of work equivalent as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities, as defined by the institution, including laboratory work, pratice outside class hours, external practice, study and work, and other academic work entailing credit. Accoding to the definition established, during an academic semester, the credit unit is equivalent to: 1 lecture credit = 15 hours 1 laboratory credit = 30 hours 1 practice credit = 45 hours Applicability in online courses: Online Courses are consistent with the standards and objectives of the learning result of the courses offered in-person for each granted credit, however, the student s entire interaction with the course s content, the faculty and with other students occurs through one or more ways as defined by distance education. In order to ensure compliance with the rigor of the expected learning results and that they be equivalent with the same sessions offered in-person at the traditional classroom, the Courses are carefully devised py the personnel in charge and reviewed by the Dean of Educational Extension and Services. Applicability in blended courses: Blended courses combine in-person experience with online learning in accordance with the amount of credit hours established for work in and outside the classroom. These courses have the same objectives for the learning result and their requirements are comparable with entirely in-person courses. In this instance, the students reduce the time of stea time classroom work in a proportion of 33%, 50% and 75%, while the the amount of online work increases in the same proportion.

40 40 Appplicability to the accelerated courses format: Accelerated courses are offered in a smaller format than the fifteen (15) semester weeks. At present, Huertas Junior College offers accelerates courses in five (5), seven (7) and eight (8) weeks. Practice courses are offered in fifteen (15) weeks to give the student the opportunity to complete the total hours. The course of the Accelerated Courses Program meet once for four hours. In order to achieve the learning results it is expected that the student invests at least 10 week hours of work realized outside the classroom as established in the module of each course. The students receive the modules one or two weeks before each course. The module is study guide and complements the textbooks and materials for each course. Each module includes description, objectives, textbooks, reference materials, evaluation guides and course expectations. In addition, the course is divided in weekly workshops. Each workshop has assignments and activities to accomplish the objectives of the program. Among the suggested activities are: study hours, reading, research, work groups, practice, answering questions and homework. Academic Programs that are offered in the accelerated modality: Associate Degree in Accounting Associate Degree in Management Associate Degree in Paralegal Technician Students Academic Workload For academic purposes, a full-time class program is when the student is enrolled in twelve (12) credits or more per semester. The student will accumulate the value in credits assigned officially to each course. Applicability In Accelerated Courses The students in the accelerated course program can be enrolled in a maximum of two courses per cycle, if this course has a duration of 5, 7 or 8 weeks; except in those cases in which the curricular secuence of the program has another academic workload. In this case, the student must not be enrolled in more than three courses per cycle, if the duration is 5, 7, 8 or 15 weeks. Course Selection Each semester the student receives in his or her classsroom a module that includes the courses corresponding to the next semester. Once it is verified, and according to the curricular sequence of his or her program, the student will use it to carry out his or her enrollment process. It is necessary to take the courses in the established order and in the corresponding semester in order to guarantee that his or her program is completed during the time estalished in the curricular summary.

41 41 STUDENT EVALUATION SYSTEM The grades obtained by students constitute a criteria utilized in order to demonstrate the level of academic performance in regard to the objeticves established to achieve the learning result. To such ends, Huertas Junior College establishes a grading system to calculate the students academic index. According to the academic provision established in each course, the designated faculty will evaluate the student with a minimum of three partial and one final evaluations. Two of those evaluations must be offered and informed to students before the scheduled date for partial drops each semester. The faculty is responsiblefor providing students with the grade report for activities, papers, homework and exams seven (7) work days after the date these are carried out. Grades The current gradic system is the following: LETTER EQUIVALENCE VALUE SCALE A Excellent B Good C Satisfactory D Deficient F Failed Furthermore, alternative grades are set forth for particular circumstances, as illustrated the next table: Alternative Grades For Particular Circumstances LETTER EQUIVALENCE VALUE (with regard to Satisfactory Academic Progress, (PAS) I Incomplete Student did not Does not affect the average score, nor the complete the course percentage until it is removed before the last requirements with justified dday of the second month of the next reasons. semester after it was given. AP Approved. Value in credits does not affect average score. NP Not approved. Must be repeated, does not affect the average score, but affects the percentage of attempted and approved credit hours in order to determine PAS. WR* Disciplinary drop Drop affects the percentage of attempted

42 42 and approved credit hours. WR Administrative Drop Drop - affects the percentage of attempted and approved credit hours. W Official Drop Drop - affects the percentage of attempted and approved credit hours in order to determine PAS. R ** Repeated Desides a grade it indicates that the course was repeated. Affects the percentage of attempted and approved credit hours. NR Never attended Partial cancellation; a student who never attended the course. Affects the percentage of attempted and approved credit hours. T Transfer (Courses accredited from other institutions) Does not affect the general academic average score and is not taken into consideration when determining PAS. IP In Progress Applies to Practice Courses and to the Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technician Seminar. This grade does not affect the academic average score, nor the percentage of credits attempted by the student when determining the Satisfactory Academic Progress until it is removed on or before the last day of classes of the semester following the one when the student enrolled. Definition of Alternative Grades I Incomplete A grade given by a professor as a priviledge to a student who faces a difficulty which justifies his or her abcense from the final exam or from delivering the final paper. The student must communicate with the professor before the latter delivers the grades to the Registrar s Office. The professor will evaluate the evidence presented by the student and will determine its merits. This must be a student with a good attendance record and satisfactory grades in his or her partial exams. The student must not have missed a single partial exam and his or her work must be up to date. The student will receive the grade I accompanied with the calculated grade before assigninf F to the final exam or the work the student failed to complete. This grade has no effects on the quantitative and qualitative criteria of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (PAS). The student will be responsible for removing the incomplete on or before the last day of the second month of the term following the semester in which the incomplete was given. The student will coordinate the removal with the professor, after paying the corresponding charges. Incompletes not removed become the grade they accompany. Subsequently, the assigned grade is considered for the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

43 43 AP Approved It is assigned in those cases where the course requires no grade. It carries academic credtis, yet does not affect the average score calculation. Courses accredited for experience or approved by Challenge Exam are also graded AP. NP Not Approved It is given in those cases where the student does not fulfill the requirements of a course whose grade is Approved or Not Approved. It affects the percentage of attempted vs. approved credits. WR* Administrative Disciplinary Drop It will be used in case of drop for disciplinary problems, per recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee. WR Administrative Drop This grade will be used per recommendation of the professor or authorized officer when the student stops attending a course or for any other justified reason. W Official Drop It is granted in that course in which the student requests an official drop. ** Repeated It means that the student repeated said course. NR Partial Cancellation It is given in cases where the student does not attend the course after enrolling in it. It affects the percentage of attempted and appoved credtis. IP In Progress - It is given in cases where an Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technician student enrolls in the practice course and for ciscumstances out of his or her control, fails to comply with the required practice hours. It does not affect academic progress or the percentage of credits attempted by the student when determining the Satisfactory Academic Progress until it is removed on or before the last day of classes of the following semester in which the student enrolled. Filing Claims on Grades All students who understand that an error mas made in their grades received at the end of a course, will be able to file a claim pursuant to the established proceeding. The claim will be made the semester immediately after the one in which the student received said grade, whether the sudent is still enrolled in the Institution or not. The student will verify at the Registrar s Office the partial and final grades informed by the professor. Should the student understand an error has been made, he or she will discuss this issue with the professor or will fill out the Filing Claims on Grades Form, available at the Registrar s Office, and will deliver it to said office or directly to the Dean of the Corresponding school. The Dean of the corresponding School will submit said claim to the professor and the latter will consider it and submit evidence of the grades to the Dean of the corresponding School, who will inform the student the result of his or her claim.

44 44 Should the change be tenable, the professor will informe it through the Grade Change Form. This form will be submitted to the Registrar s Office with the approval of the Dean of the corresponding School. Grade Change Any professor who commits and involuntary error when grading a student, shall submit the Grade Cganhe Form to the Registrar s Office with the corresponding justification and authorization by the Dean of the corresponding School. The process must be carried out before the semester immediately after it was given ends. Repeated Courses 1. Courses graded as (F) or (NP) must be repeated to obtain a grade. In several programs, professional or specialty courses require a minimum grade of C in order to be approved, and therefore, must be repeated. Therefore, if the grade is D or F the student must repeat the course. 2. The student will be entitled to Title IV funds while repeating course with F grades until the course is approved. If the student approves the course and wants repeat it, Title IV funds will be applied only once. If the student obtains a D, he/she will be able to repeat only once with title IV funds. 3. The highest grade will be used to compute the academic index when repeating the course. However, the lowest grade will remain in the academic record as a repeated course (**). Grade Point Average (GPA) It is a numerical value caldulated based on th total number of honor points and the total number of credits accumulated by the student in his whole academic history at Huertas Junior College. This value includes all courses taken in the different institutional programs where the student has been enrolled. This average score is used in order to apply the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (PAS). The PAS is the measure of academic progress. The honor points total is divided by the total of credits in the courses in which the student was grades, inclding those graded as F. In order to calculate said number, the numerical values A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0 are used. For example: COURSE CREDITS GRADE HONOR POINTS ESP B = 3 9 DAC A = 4 12 CONT B = 3 12 FARM C = TOTAL 37 Grade Point Average (GPA) 37/12 = 3.08 = B

45 45 ACHIEVEMENT DAY The Institution anually recognizes those students that stand out for their academic average scores through the Achievement Day. All students who, at the time of the activity, are enrolled, have a minimum of 24 approved credits in the Institution in the same program and posses a general average score and program score of 3.85 or more are elligible to participate. The Huertas Junior College High Honor Associate Degree studetns will be registered on the Dean s List at national level. The Dean s List is a national publication containing the names of college students with an academic average score of 3.5 or more. GRADUATION Huertas Junior College provides its students with the mechanisms to complete their graduation requirements each semester. The academic offer for each one of the study program curricula are devised cyclicaly. This means that when the student s own actions or omissions stray away from the institutional cycle, by not taking a corrsponding course, it could lead to a delay in his or her academic trajectory for having to wait for the same offer in a further cycle. The Institution is authorized to confer the following credetials: Certificate / Diploma Associate Degree Graduation Requirements All candidates to certificate, diploma or degree at Huertas Junior College must comply with the requirements established by the Institution to these effects. 1. Approve the total of credits of his or her study program with an index, both general and graduation index, not lower than 2.00 in the maximum time stipulated in the Institution s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. 2. Approve in the Institution a minimum of 60% of the credits required in his or her program; of which 50% must be professional courses (concentration) if the student possesses accepted transfer credits. Graduation Application Procedure: All students who are considered as graduation candidates must follow the following procedure:

46 46 1. A month before the graduation date, the student shall request an academic evaluation at the Registrar s Office in order to ensure that he or she complies with the requirements established in his or her study program. 2. The student must fill out the Graduation Application Form during the semester in which the student expects to meet his or her study program requirements according to the date stipulated in the academic calendar. 3. The student will pay the graduation fee at the Collections Office (it covers the cost of diploma, attire and graduation acts). 4. The designated personnel at the Registrar s Office will evaluate the application and notify it in written form to the students whose applications are denied and the reasons for it. Graduation Acts The Graduation Acts at Huertas Junior College are held anually during the September to December semester. All certificates, diplomas or degrees are granted on this occasion. The students who meet the graduation requirements during the September-December, January- April and May-August semesters prior to the acts, are elligible for participating in it. The student has the right to request a Graduation Certification once he or she complies with the program requirements, pays the graduation fee and has fulfilled his or her monetary obligations at the Registrar s Office. Likewise, the student shall be up to date in terms of returning textbooks borrowed from the Learning Resources Center. High Honors and Honors All students with a graduation academic index of 3.85 to 4.00 will gratuate with High Honor. Those with a general indez of 3.50 to 3.84 will graduate with Honor. During the Graduation Acts, those students are given a medalof honor and high honor. Graduation academic indez will be the academic average score obtained by the student in the courses that correspond to the program to which he or she seek graduation; therefore, in those cases where the student has a made a change in Study Program, the courses approved not included in in the curriculum of the Program to which he or she is graduating are not taken into consideration. Juan Huertas Award The Huertas Junior College Board of Directors instituted the Juan Huertas Award with the purpose of honoring the memory of the Founder of this Institution. This is considered the highest distinction granted to a graduated student. The Graduation Committee, with prior recommendation from the Faculty and the Administration, selects the student deserving the Juan Huertas Torres Award. The award is given to the graduated student who has stood out for his or her academic deeds, leadership and active participation inside and outside the college community.

47 47 ACADEMIC OFFERS Each study program has a curricular summary that establishes the required courses, which are of general Education, which professional courses and those related and suggested electives. In order to guarantee the availability of the courses each semester, the student will follow this order. Furthermore, a curricular sequence is established, containing the Courses that the student must approve each semester so that he or she finishes in the established minimum time, provided it does not alter the order in which he or she takes his courses. This Catalogue also includes a description of each one of the courses offered. The study prograns are grouped in three academic scales according to their specialty: Business and Entrepreneurship School, Health School and Technical School. The general education courses are under the General Education Department. Each study program contains several components: General Education The General Education component is governed by the Excellence Characteristics required by the Middle States Association Accrediting Commission and the Huertas Junior College mission. Its purpose is to develop the basic necessary skills and competence for the alumni s performance in the field of their specialization. Furthermore, it develops a positive attitude towards the necessary ethical values crucial for a productive and vital individual within the professional world. The General Education basic requirements for an Associate Degree fluctuate between 15 to 24 credit hours. These include Spanish, English, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences courses. The social sciences and human relations courses incorporate theoretical aspects of human conduct, problem solving and the communication process, which are relevant in the work environment. This component contributes to the student s intellectual development. It balances the curriculum and encourages the development of communication skills as well as a sense of social and personal responsibility. Professional Courses This component includes the courses that technically capacitate the student to exercise effectively the profession for which the program is devised. Related Courses These courses support professional courdes and amplify the scope of the student s technical skills. They provide the necessary knowledge in order to understand and be effective in their specialty field.

48 48 Elective Courses The grant the student the opportunity to amplify his or her knowledge in particular areas related to his or her specialy or that are of personal interest. COURSE CODIFICATION SYSTEM Each course is identified with a code which is unique to each course. The code has undergone several changes according to the necessity of creating new programs. It consists of three or four capital letters that identify the program and a four-digit number. The letters identigy the area or program followed by four digits, which compliment the alphabetical code. A code with an at the end means that the course is active, but with a revision fromt he original in terms of the value in credits or title of the course. A code with the letter (L) at the end means that this a laboratory course. The first digit represents whether the course is a first year or second year course, and the net two identify the program or area, being the last one the one indicating the chronological sequence in which these courses must be taken. A code with a at the end means that this course belongs to a Certificate program; it is equivalent to the Associate Degree s in the corresponding specialty. Course Codification Table ALPHABETIC STUDY PROGRAM NUMERICA AL CODE L CODE EXAMPLES SEGU Industrial Safety 100* SEGU 1001 SOC Social Sciences 101 SOC 1011 ESP Spanish 102 ESP 1021 ING English 103 ING 1032 MAT Math 104, 112 MAT 1041, MAT 1125 CONT Accounting 105 CONT 1051 ADM Management 106 ADM , 108, CISE 1071, CISE CISE Office Systems , CISE 1095 COMP Information Systems with Server 11 COMP 1111 Administration 28 COMP 1111L COMP 1117 RECO Computer Repair 29 RECO 2903R FARM Pharmacy Technician 11, 21, 22 FARM 1123, FARM 2126, FARM 2201 ELT Electronics 24 ELT 2403 ELE Electricity 114, 122, ELE 1149, ELE , ELE 2300 REF Refrigeration 116,25 REF 1160, REF

49 DAC, DAE Dental Assistant with Extended Functions 11, 21 DAC 1183, DAC 2181 DAE 2193 FIS, QUIM,BIOL Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Health and General Education) DIB Technical Drawing 12* DIB 1200 REME Health Information Management 12, 22 REME 1201, REME 2204 RESP Respiratory Care Therapy 27 RESP 2714 ECON, FIN, EST ENFI 11* FIS 1101, QUIM 1123, BIOL 1124 Economy, Finances, Statistics (General Education) Personal Trainer, Fitness 32 ENFI * ECON 2994, FIN 2992, EST 2993 LEGA Paralegal Technician 33 LEGA 3306 MAST Therapeutic Massage 36 MAST 3602 INST Instrumentation 36 INST 3602 ENFE Nursing 37 ENFE 3709 DISE Graphic Design 38 DISE 3800 TERA Physical Therapy 39 TERA 3903 ARAB Restaurant, Food and Drinks Administration 40 ARAB 4001 ARCU Culinary Arts 40 ARCU 4001 REN Renewable Energy 41 REN 4101 PSIC General Psychology 10* PSIC 1015 *General Education or related courses codification, not attached to a specific program

50 50 GENERAL EDUCATION DEPARTAMENT

51 51 General Education Department Welcome to the General Education Department! General Education: All that which remains when we have forgotten what we learned. Albert Einstein Have you ever heard a college student say: why do I have to take General Education Courses if I am going to study Dental Assistance, Office Systems or Electricity? I will tell you that in all professional careers you must read and understand information, write and speak correctly, work with people from different cultures and countries, analyze information, have initiative nad work in teams. Consequently, the Huertas Junior College General Education Program aims to develop those basic necessary skills and competeces in you, so that you achieve a successful performance in your specialization field. It promotes the development of general knowledge abilities so that you obtain solid learning base, and at the same time, you can apply it in daily life, as an individual and as a professional. On the other hand, it aims to encourage a positive attitude towards ethical values that will allow you to act as a productive and vital individual in the professional world. The Courses that comprise our program are: English, Spanish, Math, Statistics, Finances, Economy and Computer basic aspects. Furthermore, our Department counts with a Tutorship Program. Our Faculty is highly qualified and committed with the formation of competent leaders in the 21st Century. Remember, we are a Leading Institution, Forging Leaders. The Department of Education is located on the first level of the academic building and work hours are from Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We await you and are at your service, Doris Sánchez Peña, Dean

52 52 General Education Course Description BIOL 1123 GENERAL BIOLOGY 3 CRS This course is devised to introduce Biology basic concepts and principles. In it, we analyze evaluation, classification concepts, as well as ecology and genetics of the different kingdoms. COMP 1111 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3 CRS This is an introductory course where the student knows computarized systems. In it, basic, theoretical and technical concepts are analyzed,a s well as the different types of modern systems, focusing on the use of the personal computer (PC) and its performance in business, the educational field and the personal ambit. It provides the opportunity to use applications of contemporary times, such as: word processor, electronic sheets and the Windows operative system, as well as presentation programs. COMP 1111L LABORATORY INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 1 CR CONCURRENT WITH COMP 1111 In this laboratory, the concepts learned in the course Introduction to Computers are applied, that it, it operates and manages personal computers with the different types of applications: Windows Operative Systems, Electronic Sheet, Word Processor and Presentation Programs. ECON 2994 ECONOMY PRINCIPLES 3 CRS This course introduces the study of the economic theories and practices according to how these affect our society, and therefore, the individual. The following topics are included: price and exchange value: production and employment and their relationship with social well-being, national income, international exchanges, public financeand commercial cycles, and the government and its influence in the economic system. ESP 1021 BASIC SPANISH I 3 CRS This course is geared towards all those students who have chosen technical, computer-related and health careers. It aims that the student, through the study of the vernacular, develops love and respect for it. It also comprises the study of the different grammar structures: sintax, morphology, ortography and lexicology, as well as oral and written communication skills. Reading and writing are two aspects of a same process, and therefore, it is convenient that they be taught simultaneously. The teachings of reading, oral and written expressions shall not be separated. ¹ For these reasons, these three skills will given priority, as they will be refined in ESP 1022.

53 53 ESP 1022 BASIC SPANISH II 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ESP 1021 Basic Spanish II is devised for students who substantially require an improvement in written communication. It comprehends the study of the writing process in order to acquire syntax maturity, using the study of whort stories, essays, poetry and short plays as writing models. On the other hand, literature will allow them to broaden their cultural background. Reading and writing are two aspects of a same process, and therefore, it is convenient that they be taught simultaneously. The teachings of reading, oral and written expressions shall not be separated. EST 2993 STATISTICS PRINCIPLES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: MAT 1041 The course is designed to acquaint the student with statistics concepts and the basic process of this science. The concepts are presented in logical order from data compilation, its management, and the organization and presentation of the same. The main focus is towards the use of data to describe the studied populations. The student has the opportunity to read, create and interpret tables and graphs of different types. He or she works in determining measures of central value and variation, as well as its application and interpretation in the curve of normal distribution. ING 1031 BASIC ENGLISH I 3 CRS This course is designed to provide students full practice in writing academic English and introduces the paragraph as a key element for composition writing. Students previous knowledge on verb tenses, vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation marks, proofreading and editing will be reinforced. Students learn the mechanics of writing and the steps involved in the writing process, as well as, composing and distinguishing among different styles of paragraphs. Learners will have the opportunity to enhance writing skills through a variety of techniques. ING 1032 BASIC ENGLISH II 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ING 1031 This course is designed to provide students full practice in writing academic English and introduces the essay as a relevant element of writing. Students previous knowledge on types of paragraphs, topic sentences, supporting details and sentence structure will be reinforced. Students learn the elements of an essay and the steps involved in the writing process, as well as, composing and distinguishing among different styles of essays. Learners will have the opportunity to enhance writing skills through a variety of techniques.

54 54 ING 2033 CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH 3 CRS This course is intended to help students build confidence and lose the fear of speaking English. It will also help students build the listening and speaking skills necessary for social interactions in a variety of daily and academic situations. Listening comprehension, fluency and accuracy are important aspects for Puerto Rican students using English as a Second Language. This level will also emphasize the importance to communicate in a way that does not obstruct understanding. ING 2034 CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH 3 CRS Pre-requisite ING 2033 This course is designed to provide students full practice in oral communication in English and introduces the customer service experience as a key element for food and restaurants management. Students previous knowledge on related topics will be reinforced. Students learn the steps to customer service experience in order to guarantee successful relations between the customer and the personnel. Learners will have the opportunity to enhance technical vocabulary and oral communication skills through a variety of techniques MAT 1041 GENERAL MATH 3 CRS This course presents a review of the basic operations with fractionary numbers, both common and decimals. It works with ratios, proportions and percentages. It further includes an introduction to elementary algebra. The course contemplates an emphasis on application. PSIC 1015 GENERAL PSICOLOGY 3 CRS In this course the basic principles of psychology are discussed, taking into consideration the development and evolution of the field, the investigation and the biological bases. Different developmental and human conduct theories are discussed, as well as different types of psychological disorders presented and their treatments. Furthermore, the course includes stress, its management, and the different habits that lead to a healthy or harmful lifestyle. The different types of emotions and motives in life are discussed, as well as theories for human motivation. SOC 1011 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCES I 3 CRS The course of Introduction to Social Sciences I starts by establishing the importance of Social Sciences in the contemporary world. Important concepts in these disciplines are defined and the student gets acquainted with the scientific method. Emphasis is made on the responsibility of all scientists and human being in regard to technology s social implications. Further on, the relationship between culture, society and environment is discussed, followed by theories of society and social structure, as well as forms of social grouping and inequality. finally, the field of psychology is described, as well as the relationship between personality and social reality.

55 55 SOC 1012 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCES II 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: SOC 1011 The course comprehends two parts: the first refers to Political Sciences and its importance, cepnceps, ideology and historial development. The following topics are considered in regard to their relationship with Puerto Rico: government structure, human rights, historical sinopsis, political parties and the case of Puerto Rico. The course ends with the topic of International Relations. The second part studies Economy. The pertinent concepts are emphasized, such as the importance of discipline, the historical development of the economic activity and economic probles, particularly in Puerto Rico. SOC 1013 HUMAN RELATIONS 3 CRS The course emphasizes the importance of psychology and positive interpersonal relations in order to achieve success at a personal and professional level. It includes theoretical principles, personal knowledge, problem analysis, the communication process and its application in diverses life scenarios, especially at work. SOC 1020 HISTORY OF PUERTO RICO 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: SOC 1011, SOC 1012 The couse offers a panoramic view of the historical-cultural development of Puerto Rico. Learners study the historial process from colonial times to the present. The course emphasizes diverse artistic expressions of our cultural manifestations throughout time. QUIM 1121 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 3 CRS This course is designed so that the student can acquire the basic knowledge of elementary chemistry that will acquaint him or her with the different chemical and elementary compounds. This will facilitate the student s comprehension and management of chemical products of pharmaceutical application.

56 56 BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOOL

57 57 BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOOL Welcome to the Huertas Junior College Business and Entrepreneurship School. Our school gives you the opportunity to capacitate and prepare yourself professionaly, offering you the experiences in which you will develop the necesarry skills so that you can perform successfully in the field of Business and Entrepreneurship. It is our responsibility, commitment and pride to offer you an academic education of excellence. We have a highly competitive faculty, with experience and knowledge in their respective fields. You will also enjoy our Business and Entrepreneurship Simulation Center (CSNE), where you will acquire thsoe skills and experiences necessary for your professional career. Our academic offer includes Associate Degrees in Management, Accounting, Office Systems, Graphic Design, Information Systems with Server Administration, in Food, Drink and Restaurant Administration, Culinary Arts and Paralegal Technician. These study programs courses are devised and adjusted to the 21st Century so that you obtain the necessary tools to be successful, not just professionaly, but as an integrated and competitive individual in today s world. I invite you to be part of our Business and Entrepreneurship School. We are a Leading Institution, Forging Leaders. I am able to answer your questions and orient you on any of our study programs. The Business and Entrepreneurship School is located on the second floor of the Academic Building (besides the Caguas Vocational Hight School). Work hours are from Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. I await for you, María de los Ángeles Vega, Dean

58 58 CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT This program enables the student to assume Management positions in line with the basic functions of entrepreneurial work. It capacitates the student with the most modern techniques of Management process such as: planning, organizing, directing and controlling. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 EST 2993 Principles of Statistics 3 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 ECON 2994 Principles of Economy 3 Total 31 RELATED COURSES MAT 1042 Business Math 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 ING 1033 Business English 3 Total 9 PROFESSIONAL COURSES ADM 1061 Administration Principles 3 ADM 1062 Marketing Principles 3 ADM 1063 Organizational Behavior 3 ADM 2061 Commercial Law 4 ADM 2062 Human Resources Administration 3 ADM 2066 Company Development and Administration 3 ADM 2064 Strategic Administration 3 ADM 2067 Labor Law 3 ADM 2068 Training Administration 3 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 FIN 2992 Marketing Finances 3 Total 39 Revised: August 2012, Duration: 24 months Total Credits 79

59 59 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT CODE TITLE CREDITS FIRST SEMESTER ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 ADM 1061 Administration Principles 3 Total 12 SECOND SEMESTER ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 MAT 1042 Business Math 3 ADM 1062 Marketing Principles 3 ADM 1063 Organizational Behavior 3 Total 15 THIRD SEMESTER COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Instroduction to Computers 1 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 ADM 2061 Commercial Law 4 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 Total 15 FOURTH SEMESTER CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 EST 2993 Principles of Statistics 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 ING 1033 Business English 3 Total 13 FIFTH SEMESTER FIN 2992 Marketing Finances 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 ADM 2062 Human Resources Administration 3 ADM 2066 Company Development and Administration 3 Total 12

60 60 SIXTH SEMESTER ECON 2994 Principles of Economy 3 ADM 2064 Strategic Administration 3 ADM 2067 Labor Law 3 ADM 2068 Training Administration 3 Total 12 Revision: August 2012 PROFESSIONAL COURSES DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT CODE TITLE CREDITS ADM 1061 ADMINISTRATION PRINCIPLES 3 CRS This course gives the student the necessary knowledge to develop the traditional Administration Principles and human relations, and thus, be able to become effective and efficient professionals. The goal of this course is to provide students with the tools they need in order to learn how to analyze and distinguish correctly the different organizational situations that will present themselves and make the most appropriate decisions in each one of them, following procedures and allowing to visualize themselves as persons and professionals. The course introduces supervision principles to develop effective leadership skills, motivation and teamwork techniques. ADM 1062 MARKETING PRINCIPLES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1061 This is a professional education course. It introduces the principles that regulate the commercial activity, both of products and services, from the basic company to the final consumer. Its topics include: social principles of marketing, its administration and environment, the consumer s behavior, the fixing of prices, distribution channels and promotion activities, among others. ADM 1063 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1061 Speciality course for students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Management. The course emphasizes human relations applied to organizational conduct. It diesl with the following topics: human relations principles; personal development; motivation; morals and productivity; personnel problems; group behavior; interpersonal communication; organizational design and leadership, among others.

61 61 ADM 2061 COMMERCIAL LAW 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1061 In this course, the students learns the common legal aspects in commercial transactions, with an emphasis on Puerto Rican law. Furthermore, special attention is given to the study of sales contracts, negotiable instruments, deeds, mortgages and bankruptcy. ADM 2062 HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1063 The main emphasis of this course revolves around the principles, techniques and policies related to the companies human resources administration. The course deals with areas such as: philosophy, the tools and processes related to the administration of company personnel. The different aspects of human behavior are considered, and solutions to personnel problems are sought. The topics discussed in this course are: planning, human resources recruitment and selection, personnel-related legal aspects; position analysis and design; employees orientation and placement; interpersonal relationships; compensation or retribution systems, employee development and evaluation, among others. ADM 2064 STRATEGIC ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ADM 1061, ADM 1062 This course emphasizes the strategic administration aspect, highlighting the elements that influence most in eaching entrepreneurial goals and objectives. Among the topics discussed are: the strategic administration process, the philosophy, development, mission, strategy and its integration: analysis of the competitive external environment: the industrial structure, external economic, technological, political, regulating and social forces: analysis of the internal environment, financial position, product, market, research and development, physical facilities, equipment and human resources. Furthermore, the enforcement of diverse strategic alternatives is studied, as well as the contingency analysis, restructuration and required administrative actions: the development of functional strategies and motivational systems; strategic control procedures and program revision; global strategy; formulation and enforcement, study of the environment, options and organization of activities and case studies related fo strategic administration. ADM 2066 COMPANY DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM2064 This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills to start and administer a company successfully. The student will apply his or her knowledge in accounting, finances and marketing in the preparation of a plan for the development of his or her company.

62 62 ADM 2067 LABOR LAW 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 2062 This course discusses, analyzes and evaluates state and federal labor legislation which regulates employer-employee relationships, work conditions, and the legal and salary work day in Puerto Rico. The most significant laws will be reviewed and studied, in order to acquaint the student with them. Among the areas discussed are: social and labor legislation; work relations; laws that regulate work compensation and regulation and work conditions, among others. ADM 2068 TRAINING ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 2062 This course includes the discusion, analysis and evaluation of theincreasing demand that exists currently for the workshop and seminars industry, as well as how to establish a climate for training, how to successfully organize the administrative group; the usage of external resources, planning of seminars with effective performance, the design of individual development programs, and the group s active participation are some of the topics discussed in this course. The following topics are also discussed: when to utilize electronic information resources in trainings, the selection of the ideal scenario for carrying out an activity and how to evaluate a training program s results.

63 63 CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING This program develops in the student the professional competence to develop effectively in the work scenario in the marketing, manufacture, financial and public and private company scenarios. It provides the student with the skills to interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles. It links the student with techniques for processing countable data both manually and electronically. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 ECON 2994 Principles of Economy 3 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 EST 2993 Principles of Statistics 3 Total 31 RELATED COURSES MAT 1042 Business Math 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 ING 1033 Business English 3 ADM 1062 Marketing Principles 3 Total 12 PROFESSIONAL COURSES ADM 1061 Administration Principles 3 ADM 2061 Commercial Law 4 FIN 2992 Marketing Finances 3 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 CONT 2052 Intermediate Accounting 4 CONT 2054 Income Tax in Puerto Rico 4 CONT 2056 Computerized Accounting 4 CONT 2055 Costs Accounting 4 CONT 2058 Entrepreneurial Training 2 CONT 2059 Entrepreneurial Training Seminar 1 Total 37

64 64 Duration: 24 months, Revised: August 2012 Total Credits 80 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING CODE TITLE CREDITS FIRST SEMESTER ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 ADM 1061 Administration Principles 3 Total 12 SECOND SEMESTER ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 MAT 1042 Business Math 3 ADM 1062 Marketing Principles 3 Total 12 THIRD SEMESTER COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory Introduction to Computers 1 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 ADM 2061 Market Law 4 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 Total 12 FOURTH SEMESTER ING 1033 Business English 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences 3 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 EST 2993 Principles of Statistics 3 Total 13 FIFTH SEMESTER SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 CONT 2052 Intermediate Accounting 4 CONT 2054 Income Tax in Puerto Rico 4 FIN 2992 Market Finances 3 Total 14 SIXTH SEMESTER

65 65 CONT 2058 Entrepreneurial Training 2 CONT 2059 Entrepreneurial Training Seminar 1 ECON 2994 Principles of Economy 3 CONT 2055 Costs Accounting 4 CONT 2056 Computerized Accounting 4 Total 14 Revised: August 2012 Total Credits 80 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING CONT 1051 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: MAT 1042 The course introduces the student to basic accounting principles used in the processing of countable data in a service or sales company. The course content includes the definition of related concepts and the introduction to accounting systems basic accounts. Furthermore, it studies the debit/credit mechanism, the general ledger and the pertinent financial statements. The topics of special journal entries, sales transactions and accounting electronic processing are discussed. CONT 2051 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES II 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 1051 The course continues with the study of the basic accounting principles used in the countable date processing of an organization. Some of the topics studied are : plant actives and intangibles, payroll systems, accounts for collections, accounting for marketing associations for corporations and inventory procedures and methods. The topic of internal effective control of a business is also discussed. CONT 2052 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 4 CRS PRERREQUSITO: CONT 2051 The course presents in detailed form the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), their grounds according to ther applciation and the presentation and disemination of countable data in the financial statements and related notes. It also includes logbook entries, appraisal of collectable and payable items, and the preparation of financial statements. CONT 2054 INCOME TAX IN PUERTO RICO 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 2051 This course analyzes and interprets the Puerto Rico Income Tax Act, its regulation and implementation. Among the topics included are: the historial background of the Puerto rico income tax system, the types of taxpayers, withholding tax, inclusions and exclusionsfromt he net income in the short and long income tax form, income tax forms for individuals and the respective attachments.

66 66 CONT 2055 COSTS ACCOUNTING DE 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 2051 The course directs the student towards the study of the administrative concept and the comptroller s function. The cos accounting information system is studied, as well as cost accumulation procedures, cost systems for work orders and by process. the student will analyse cost reports, production reports, and real and applied indirect expenses, among others. CONT 2056 COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 2052 In this course, the student will become acquainted with the accounting principles computerized practice. The student will study and practice on the interrelation and integration existent between each accounting system component. The student will apply knowledge on the type of information stored, the forms used for data compilation, the processing performed and the reports produced for these systems. CONT 2058 ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: CONT 1051, 2051, 2052 Y 2054 This course s purpose is to expose the Accounting student to a practical experience in an office where the complete Accounting cycle is realized. A professor from the Institution, as well as the office supervisor, will oversee the student s performance. CONT 2059 ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING SEMINAR 1 CR CONCURRENT WITH CONT 2058 This course completes the Associate Degree in Accounting student s practical experience. The professor of this course is the supervisor of the practice realized by the student. Professional training activities are coordinated in order to improve the student s performance. ECON 2994 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMY 3 CRS This course introduces the study of the economic theories and practices according to how these affect our society, and therefore, the individual. The following topics are included: price and exchange value: production and employment and their relationship with social well-being, national income, international exchanges, public financeand commercial cycles, and the government and its influence in the economic system. EST 2993 STATISTICS PRINCIPLES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: MAT 1041

67 67 The course is designed to acquaint the student with statistics concepts and the basic process of this science. The concepts are presented in logical order from data compilation, its management, and the organization and presentation of the same. The main focus is towards the use of data to describe the studied populations. The student has the opportunity to read, create and interpret tables and graphs of different types. He or she works in determining measures of central value and variation, as well as its application and interpretation in the curve of normal distribution. FIN 2992 MARKETING FINANCES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 2051 The Marketing Finances course includes the study of basic financial administration principles and the tools for the financial control of a company. It includes the analysis, planning and control of financial activities, the effects of taxes on these, the development and application of basic financial proportions, projections, interest calculations, capital administration and common asset management.

68 68 CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN OFFICE SYSTEMS This Program trains the student in order to perform professional tasks related to Office Management. The courses that comprise this study program provide technical skills, such as: taking dictation and transcribing in spanish and English, the use and management of equipment in tune with modern technology, and the effective production and aministration of documents. Furthermore, the student acquires the techniques necessary for the preparation of presentations in computerized programs. The program emphasizes perfection in the use of vocabulary, ortography, punctuation and proofreading of documents. The technical knowledge and skills acquired by the student contribute to the formation of professionals with positive attitudes that allow him or her to effectively compete in the professional world. * A practice is required, with a minim 15 hours weekly and a grade not lower than C in the specialty courses. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 SOC 1013 Human Relations 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 ING 2033 Conversational English 3 Total 24 RELATED COURSES ING 1033 Business English 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 CONT 1049 Accounting Principles 3 COMP 2116 Computer Applications 3 Total 12 PROFESSIONAL COURSES CISE 1071 Elementary Document Production 3 CISE 1072 Intermediate Document Production 3 CISE 1073 Advanced Document Production 3 CISE 1086 Abbreviated Script in Spanish 3 CISE 1076R Word Processing I 3 CISE 1077 Word Processing II 3 CISE 1078 Office Administration 3 CISE 1080 Medical Insurance Billing 3

69 69 CISE 1079 Computerized Applications Management 3 CISE 1989 Documents Administration and Management 3 CISE 1992 Proofreading Techniques 3 CISE 1996R Practicum 2 CISE 2070 Supervised Practice 2 CISE 2070S Supervised Practice Seminar 1 CISE 2081 Abbreviated Script in English 3 CISE 2095 Abbreviated Script Transcription 3 Total 44 Revised: August 2012, Duration: 24 months Total Credits 80 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN OFFICE SYSTEMS CODE TITLE CREDITS FIRST SEMESTER ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 CISE 1071 Elementary Document Production 3 SOC 1013 Human Relations 3 Total 12 SECOND SEMESTER ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 CISE 1086 Abbreviated Script in Spanish 3 CISE 1072 Intermediate Document Production 3 Total 15 THIRD SEMESTER CISE 1076R Word Processing I 3 CISE 1073 Advanced Document Production 3 CISE 2081 Abbreviated Script in English 3 ING 1033 Business English 3 Total 12 FOURTH SEMESTER CISE 1077 Word Processing II 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 CISE 2095 Abbreviated Script Transcription 3 CISE 1992 Proofreading Techniques 3 CONT 1049 Accounting Principles 3

70 70 FIFTH SEMESTER Total 15 COMP 2116 Computer Applications 3 CISE 1996R Practicum 2 CISE 1078 Office Administration 3 CISE 1989 Documents Administration and Management 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 Total 14 SIXTH SEMESTER ING 2033 Conversational English 3 CISE 2070 Supervised Practice* 2 CISE 2070S Supervised Practice Seminar 1 CISE 1079 Computerized Applications Management 3 CISE 1080 Medical Insurance Billing 3 Total 12 * A practice is required, with a minim 15 hours weekly and a grade not lower than C in the specialty courses. Revised: August 2012 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN OFFICE SYSTEMS CISE 1071 ELEMENTARY DOCUMENT PRODUCTION 3 CRS This course develops in the student the basic techniques, skills and functions of the computer keyboard, which are essential to achieve the course s required goal. Part or the student s training provides proofing words and ethical principles that qualify the future professional to occupy positions in publi and private agencies. CISE 1072 INTERMEDIATE DOCUMENT PRODUCTION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CISE 1071 This course continues the emphasis om the development of typing skills and techniques for the preparation of different commercial documents required at the office. It emphasizes mastery over grammar rules, as well as the styles and formats in each exercise. Furthermore, positive attitudes towards the job and effective professional relations are encouraged. CISE 1073 ADVANCED DOCUMENT PRODUCTION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CISE1072 The course provides the student with practice and training in current equipment and programs. The student will be offered experiences in the operation of the computer system through the

71 71 preparation of documents in which he or she will apply word processing functions (from basic to advanced) from the document creation phase to its final printing. CISE 1076R WORD PROCESSING I 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CISE 1071, CISE 1072 This course provides the student with practice in the use of Word Processing equipment. The learner will be further offered experiences in the operation of the system through the preparation of documents in which he or she will apply the program s advanced functions. CISE 1077 WORD PROCESSING II 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CISE 1076R This course is a continuation of Word Processing I. It provides the student with practice in the use of Word Processing equipment. The learner will be further offered expetiences in the operation of the system through the preparation of documents in which he or she will apply the program s advanced functions. CISE 1078 OFFICE ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS This course develops int he student the leadership and competences essential for a more effective administration of the office s resources. It introduces theoretical concepts, principles and basic administrative processes to administer the integrated electronic office and the human aspects involved in the change. the course examines the administrative functions and emphasizes the topics related with the automation, globalization, technology, labor laws, health and their implications on the personnel and the office systems. CISE 1079 COMPUTERIZED APPLICATIONS MANAGEMENT 3 CRS The course introduces the student to the use of computer applications in the preparation of documents, the administration of numerical data and countables, and the planning or presentation of projects. The student develops with agility a global vision of the tools to be used in order to carry out a certain task. The course contents include managing applications such as Microsoft Word, Internet, Power Point, and Publisher. CISE 1080 MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING 3 CRS This course introduces the basic concepts of the different Health Information Systems. Mastery of the definition and interpretation of medical terminology is required, as well as the use of the most common abbreviations and symbols in the health field. Furthermore, the student will become familiarized with medical insurance requirements and effective billing methods.

72 72 CISE 1086 ABBREVIATED SCRIPT IN SPANISH 3 CRS This course introduces the principles, rules, phrases and vocabulary in Fast Script. It presents reading and handwriting of abbreviated words, phrases and sentences in Spanish. It also emphasizes grammar and the appropriate use of language rules. CISE 1989 DOCUMENTS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT 3 CRS This course introduces basic concepts and principles that regulate the Documents Administration and Management. The student will become familiarized with the different systems used in document administration, including electronic systems. Legla and ethical aspects are presented in regard with the management of information contained in records. It introduces the different equipment and materials to be used in order to establish a control system and an effective management of documents according to modern office needs. CISE 1992 PROOFREADING TECHNIQUES 3 CRS This course introduces basic proofreading concepts and principles that are so important in business writing. It wll continue emphasizing knowledge of ortography, punctuation and gramma rules, as well as the writing styles of documents; the student will be exposed to circumstances similar to those that take place at the modern office so that they proofread and revise critically. CISE 1996R PRACTICUM 2 CRS This course continues to develop typing skills and the ability to efficiently use and manage office equipment in tune with modern technology. It also develops in the student the capacity to work with minimal supervision, following specific instructions in accordance with the practice exercises required in this course. CISE 2070 SUPERVISED PRACTICE 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: CISE 1073, CISE 1992, CISE 2086, CISE 1077 This course promotes the student s development in the company as a complement of all learning obtained during his or her studies. It allows the learner to use his or her secretarial skills and abilities in office procedures in accordance with his or her specialty, which will enable him or her to perform effectively at the office. It encourages the maximum development of his or her potential within a work environment of respect and sense of serive towards soceity in general. The student must complete 15 practice hours weekly.

73 73 CISE 2070S SUPERVISED PRACTICE SEMINAR 1 CRS CONCURRENT WITH CISE 2070 This seminar offers the student the opportunity to clariofy his or her roles and solve situations that manifest in practice. EIt analyzes topics of personal and professional development which contribute to improve the student s performance at the office. CISE 2081 ABBREVIATED SCRIPT IN ENGLISH 3 CRS This course presents the principles, special abbreviations, phrases and vocabulary of the alphabetical writing system. It presents reading and handwriting of abbreviated words, phrases and sentences in Spanish. It also emphasizes grammar and the appropriate use of language rules. The course develops the necessary skills and stimulates interest in the study of the subject. CISE 2095 ABBREVIATED SCRIPT TRANSCRIPTION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: CISE 1086, CISE 2081 This course introduces the transcription of documents by means of the computer, applying the abbreviation principles with the Fast Script system both in English and in Spanish. It also develops and stengthens knowledge of the rules of ortography, punctuation, grammar and style in preparing all types of office documents in both languages. COMP 2116 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3 CRS This course develops the creation and practice of the Electronic Sheet and great capacity applications, such as: graphs and data banks. It discusses the principles, functions and applications of the administrative field. Functions and formulas integrated to electronic sheets are utilized. CONT 1049 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 3 CRS This course is designed so that the student can acquire a basic knowledge of the Complete Accounting Cycle. The learner will be able to recognizethe importance of accounting as an information system that measures and processes, through countable reports, the business s activities and communicates the results in order to make decisions. Furthermore, the course includes the topic of bank reconcilliation, both personal and entrepreneurial.

74 74 CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN The Associate Degree in Graphic Design prepares the student with the proper practices do perform in the field of Graphic Design and visual communication. The student is trained with knowledge in appreciation and history of art; design and rules of creative conceptualization; knowledge of the field s technical and traditional language; knowledge and practice in contemporary tools; and a broad decription of derivates of the graphic industry. The student will be able to perform directly or indirectly as a graphic artist, designing and producing creative material for publicity agencies, workshops and design offices, sign board companies, private and government agencies. The student will be able to collaborate directly or indirectly in work geared towards the creation and conceptualization of websites and Internet portals, and to work in traditional printing companies or in the field of digital printing. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 Total 22 RELATED COURSES ADM 2069 Small Business Administration 3 Total 3 PROFESSIONAL COURSES DISE 3800 History of Graphic Art in Puerto Rico 3 DISE 3801 Basic Illustration 3 DISE 3802 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 DISE 3803 Printing I and Color Reproduction 3 DISE 3804 Intermediate Graphic Design 3 DISE 3805 Typography 3 DISE 3806 Printing II and Pre-press 3 DISE 3807 Digital Image I 3 DISE 3808 Layout I 3 DISE 3809 Digital Illustration I 3

75 75 DISE 3810 Digital Image II 3 DISE 3811 Digital Illustration II 3 DISE 3812 Layout II 3 DISE 3813 Computerized Animation 3 DISE 3814 Basic Photography 3 DISE 3815 Practice 3 DISE 3816 Web Page Design 3 Total 51 Enforced in January 2008, Revised: August 2012, Duration: 24 months Total Credits 76 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN CODE TITLE CREDITS FIRST SEMESTER DISE 3800 History of Graphic Art in Puerto Rico 3 DISE 3801 Basic Illustration 3 DISE 3802 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 3 Total 13 SECOND SEMESTER DISE 3803 Printing I and Color Reproduction 3 DISE 3804 Intermediate Graphic Design 3 DISE 3807 Digital Image 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 Total 12 THIRD SEMESTER DISE 3805 Typography 3 DISE 3809 Digital Illustration I 3 ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 Total 15 FOURTH SEMESTER DISE 3806 Printing II and Pre-press 3 DISE 3808 Layout I 3 DISE 3810 Digital Image II 3

76 76 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 Total 12 FIFTH SEMESTER DISE 3811 Digital Printing II 3 DISE 3812 Layout II 3 DISE 3813 Computerized Animation 3 DISE 3814 Basic Photography 3 Total 12 SIXTH SEMESTER DISE 3815 Practice 3 DISE 3816 Web Page Design 3 ADM 2069 Small Business Administration 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 Total 12 Revised: August 2012 TOTAL CREDITS: 76 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN CODE TITLE CREDITS DISE 3800 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC ART IN PUERTO RICO 3 CRS In this course, the student will acquire the basic concepts related to the evolution of art from pre-historical art to contemporary art. It includes the study of the fundamental elements to appreciate a work of art. The course incorporates all that is related to graphic art in Puerto Rico, its history, traits and personality. The most important artists and creators in this field are studied, as well as their creations per generation and their effect in the graphic art. DISE 3801 BASIC ILLUSTRATION 3 CRS In this course, the student begins the study of the principles and bases of illustration in its different manifestations. It includes basic concepts on rules of lighting, shadow, perspective, balance, line tracing, cubes, etc. It is expected that the student becomes familiarized with illustration abses and techniques. DISE 3802 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 CRS In this course, the principles, reasons and needs of graphics are discussed. The student will study where graphic design is born, its creators, and the reason why we need to creat visual communication media capable of being understood by everyone.

77 77 DISE 3803 PRINTING 1 AND COLOR REPRODUCTION 3 CRS The course comprehends the history and evolution of printing since Gutemberg to the digitalization processes. It is studied in terms of concepts, formats and processes. The course is completed by the study of primary and secondary colors, color combinations and how these work. It also includes knowledge on the color printing process, establishing a difference between the color spectre recognized by humankind and the one recognized by machines. The international formulas such as Pantone, Trumach, color in RGB (by means of light) and CMYK colors (by means of printing) are studied. Furthermore, color is used as a source of information, its attributes and capabilities, including aspects of concepts introduced by Swiss painter Johannes Itten and their importance in the industry of visual communication and how images may be reproduced in the different printing sources. DISE 3804 INTERMEDIATE GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3802 In this course, the student continues acquiring knowledge on the principles of Graphic Design and its creators. It discusses existing rules and formulas in regard to creativity, the justification of work pieces, and the generation and ellaboration of ideas. Knowledge is developed on the preparation and presentation of concepts for the client, grounded on his or her intesrests and requests. It further includes marketing concepts, values and forms. DISE 3805 TYPOGRAPHY 3 CRS This course offers a basic study of the history of typography, its beginnings and justifications. It studies how the alphabet was created and developed, its beginnings and development in the printing field in the printing methods. It further studies its terms, languages and typographical rules, and how there are integrated into the image. DISE 3806 PRINTING II AND PRE-PRESS 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3803 The course consists in a review of the history of printing to the digitalization processes. It follows the formats and analogous pre-press media (negatives, DTP, plaque, burner), its structure and final product. It analyzes how and why each stage of the process is carried out. The course leads the student to understand the transformation of processes analogous to the digital format. It studies the digital printing formats, the reproduction, the duplicators and the digital printing within the offset format, and the difference between dust, crayon, the ink and the laser formats. It includes the future projection of printing methods. DISE 3807 DIGITAL IMAGE I 3 CRS In this course, the students studies the process for the creation and manipulation of digital format images. Throughout his course, the student uses the basic tools and windows of an

78 78 image digitalization program. It includes ways to manipulate, retouch and correct images and illustrations. The knowledge acquired will allow the student to successfully perform in the next course (DISE 3810), which continues managing this program. DISE 3808 LAYOUT I 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3803 In this course, the student learns to use tools for the creation and montage of publicity art, publications such as newspapers, magazines and general pieces longer than two pages. In order to develop these skills, the layout program is used. DISE 3809 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION I 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3804 The course consists in the study of a program for the creation of digital format illustrations. It follows the tools aned windows of the Illustrator program as a mode of a highly-demanded program in the market for manipulating and creating digital illustrations and becoming acquainted with the description of the vector language. DISE 3810 DIGITAL IMAGE II 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3807 The course consists in the advanced study of a general-use program in the Graphic Design market. The student learns and practices manipulating, correcting and retouching color, as well as making photomontages and integrating images. The student will learn how to use filters, effects and windows of color and black and white adjustments. He or she will develop works composed of images and illustrations in a creative manner. DISE 3811 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION II 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3809 In this course, the student continue learning to maximize the use of programs to create digital forma illustrations. The student is already familiarized with the Illustrator program, and therefore, he or she will delve deeper in its advanced functions. DISE 3812 LAYOUT II 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3808 The course consists in the creation and montage of publicity art, publiscations such as newspapers, magazines and general works that include more than two pages. In order to develop these skills, a program known in the Graphic Design market, which represents a powerful tool for these purposes, is used.

79 79 DISE 3813 COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION 3 CRS The course consists in developing skills in the preparation of veidos, animations and affinity for interactive web pages or CSD. In order to develop these, a program of vital importance in the market is used. The course develops skills on how to include presence of color and movement in combination with knowledge in design. The student learns to illustrate in the same program and becomes acquainted with its tools and windows. In its management, the student will be able to work with text and graphs, with layers and symbols, frame-by-frame animation, To create basic buttons and interactions, add sound and videos and cofidy the program. DISE 3814 BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY 3 CRS This course comprises the study and use of the basic principles that govern digital photography. It emphasizes the equipment, lenses, focus, shadows, light and backgrounds. It includes the study of artificial light, black and white composition, and color composition. the course describes, in a basic manner, how to work with images in a digital program in order to improve the results. This program will be used in the Digital Image I and II courses. DISE 3815 PRACTICE 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3800 al 3814 In the practice, the student will have the opportunity to gain experience training with clients and work centers. It is expected that the student apply the knowledge acquired during his previous studies. The student will work in different areas according to the necessities of the practice center. It is intended that the student work using and managing important programs in the industry, the discussion, presentation, development of concepts and ideas from a beginning and achieving its digital format montage. The student will be observed by the supervisor of the facilities as well as by his or her practice supervisor. DISE 3816 WEB PAGE DESIGN 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: DISE 3813 The course consists on the study and management of programs for the creation of web pages. The creation of these pages is facilitated by means of the use of programs that combine their powerful montage capability with an HTML base. The course contemplates the ussage of a program of higher use in the market, and the incursion of any other useful tool. The combination of these elements develops in the student the capacity for creation, edition, management and maintenance of Internet web pages. ADM 2069 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1061 The course studies the formation and organization of companies. It develops the knowledge necessary to solve a small company s problems. It explains the following topics: local selection, financing, budget, credit, inventory controland the process of purchase and sale of the company s products and services to be marketed.

80 80 CURRICULAR SUMMARY OF THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH SERVER ADMINISTRATION The Associate Degree in Information Systems with Server Administration preparse the student for his or her development as systems and servers administrator. The student acquires the skills and knowledge to perform tasks, such as: installing, configuring and maintaining servers and providing the services necessary for the optimal performance of entrepreneurial systems and networks. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 ING 2033 Conversational English 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 SOC 1013 Human Relations 3 Total 27 RELATED COURSES ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 RECO 2903 Computer Architecture 3 RECO 2903LR Laboratory of Computer Architecture 1 RECO 2905 Computer and Operative Systems Configuration 3 RECO 2905L Laboratory of Computer and Operative Systems Configuration 2 Total 16 PROFESSIONAL COURSES COMP 1117 Computer Principles 3 COMP 2805 Computer Networks I 3 COMP 2805L Laboratory of Computer Networks 1 COMP 2806 Management Aspects of Information Systems 3 COMP 2809 Training and Workshop (Practice / Seminar) 3 COMP 2810 Server Concepts and Technologies 2 COMP 2811 Business Support, Recovery and Continuity 2 COMP 2812 Operative Systems and Server Configuration 3 COMP 2812L Laboratory of Operative Systems and Server Configuration 1

81 81 COMP 2813 Information Systems Security 2 COMP 2814 Operative System Configuration for Networks 3 COMP 2814L Laboratory of Operative System Configuration for Networks 1 COMP 2815 Automation of Processes 3 COMP 2815L Laboratory of Automation of Processes 2 ADM 2070 Customer Service 3 Total 35 Revised: August 2012, Duration: 24 months Total Credits 78 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH SERVER ADMINISTRATION CODE TITLE CREDITS FIRST SEMESTER COMP 1117 Computer Principles 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 RECO 2903 Computer Architecture 3 RECO 2903LR Laboratory of Computer Architecture 1 Total 13 SECOND SEMESTER COMP 2806 Management Aspects of Information Systems 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 RECO 2905 Computer and Operative Systems Configuration 3 RECO 2905L Laboratory of Computer and Operative Systems Configuration 2 Total 14 THIRD SEMESTER COMP 2810 Server Concepts and Technologies 2 ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 COMP 2805 Computer Networks I 3 COMP 2805L Laboratory of Computer Networks 1 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 Total 12

82 82 FOURTH SEMESTER COMP 2811 Business Support, Recovery and Continuity 2 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 SOC 1013 Human Relations 3 COMP 2812 Operative Systems and Server Configuration 3 COMP 2812L Laboratory of Operative Systems and Server Configuration 1 Total 12 FIFTH SEMESTER COMP 2813 Seguridad en los Information Systems 2 ING 2033 Conversational English 3 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 COMP 2814 Operative System Configuration for Networks 3 COMP 2814L Laboratory of Operative System Configuration for Networks 1 Total 13 SIXTH SEMESTER COMP 2809 Training and Workshop (Practice / Seminar) 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 COMP 2815 Automation of Processes 3 COMP 2815L Laboratory of Automation of Processes 2 ADM 2070 Customer Service 3 Total 14 Total Credits 78 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH SERVER ADMINISTRATION CODE TITLE CREDITS COMP 2805 COMPUTER NETWORKS I 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: RECO 2905 This course exposes the students to the main network components and their technologies used in modern computers. The student will get acquainted the principles and knowledge necessary to give technical support to a variety of network systems effectively.

83 83 COMP 2805L LABORATORY OF COMPUTER NETWORKS 1CR CONCURRENT WITH COMP 2805 This course reinforces, by means of guided practice, what is learned in COMP Computer Networks I. COMP 2806 MANAGEMENT ASPECTS OF INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS 3 CRS This course introduces the administrative aspects of the operation of an organization that offers technical support services. It includes the study and analysis of aspects necessary to provide an excellent service to satisfy the client s needs. It uses as support the tool to outline processes for system documentation. COMP 2809 TRAINING AND WORKSHOP 3 CRS (PRACTICE AND SEMINAR) PRE-REQUISITES: To have completed professional courses up to the FIFTH SEMESTER This course allows students to put into practice the theoretical concepts they have learned. The student is placed in a company that allows him or her to perform tasks or activities requiring the use of concepts and skills obtained. This experience will give the student the opportunity to experiment with the technologies studied in a professional work environment. COMP 2810 SERVER CONCEPTS AND TECHNOLOGIES 2 CR PRE-REQUISITE: RECO 2903 This course introduces the technical concepts required in order to understand, maintain, diagnose and support servers and their programs. It is a fundamental basis for technical skills to be explored in future courses. COMP 2811 BUSINESS SUPPORT, RECOVERY AND CONTINUITY 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: COMP 2810 The Business Support, Recovery and Continuity course introduces the maintenance concepts of servers necessary to survive all kinds of failure and probles caused by human errors, component failures and natural disasters. The course familiarizes the student with the most modern technologies and techniques to achieve and maintain a high availability of servers in any typical company. COMP 2812 OPERATIVE SYSTEMS AND SERVERS CONFIGURATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: RECO 2905

84 84 This course delves deeper into the implementation, management, maintenance and configuration of servers used for networks. The topics covered will include configuration of users, groups, permits and security, among others. COMP 2812L LABORATORY OF OPERATIVE SYSTEMS 1 CR AND SERVERS CONFIGURATION CONCURRENT WITH COMP 2812 This course reinforces, by means of guided practice, what is learned in COMP 2812 Operative Systems and Servers Configuration. COMP 2813 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: COMP 2811 In this course, the students will obtains knowledge related to the safe management of ther servers, network systems and other Informations Systems components. It will explore the terms and concepts of security, cryptography and private communications necessary in modern systems. COMP 2814 OPERATIVE SYSTEMS CONFIGURATION FOR NETWORKS 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: COMP 2812 This course delves deeper into the implementation, management, maintenance and configuration of network technologies. The topics covered will include the DHCP, DNS, WINDS and IPS server configuration; as well as the enforcement of remote access, system monitoring and access control to servers. COMP 2814L LABORATORY OF OPERATIVE SYSTEMS 1 CR CONFIGURATION FOR NETWORKS CONCURRENT WITH COMP 2814 This course reinforces, by means of guided practice, what is learned in the course COMP Operative Systems Configuration for Networks. COMP 2815 AUTOMATION OF PROCESSES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: COMP 2905, COMP 1117 This course introduces the concepts of programming tools and automation of processes of the command interface ( Command Line Tools ). The student will learn to manage and automate multiple tasks and typical configurations of a server by means of the creation of small programs, which are composed of operative system commands without having to use the graphic environment. COMP 2815L LABORATORY OF AUTOMATION OF PROCESSES 2CRS CONCURRENT WITH COMP 2815

85 85 This course reinforces, by means of guided practice, what is learned in the course COMP Automation of Processes. ADM 2070 CUSTOMER SERVICE 3 CRS This course prepares the student to offer quality services. It develops communications skills and effective human relations allowing him or her to maintain a professional quality relationship with clients. COMP 1117 COMPUTER PRINCIPLES 3 CRS This is an introductory course for Technology students. It follows the study of basic, theoretical and technical computer concepts, as well as the different types of modern systems, emphasizing Personal Computer (PC) functioning, its personal use, use in business, industry and education. It awards the student the opportunity to familiarize with modern world applications, such as: word processor, electronic calculation sheets, graphic programs and other programs. RECO 2903 COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE 3 CRS This course gives students knowledge on the installment and understanding of the components and main computer contraptions, and their interactions and functions within the system. RECO 2903LR LABORATORY OF COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE 1CR CONCURRENT WITH RECO 2903 This course reinforces, by means of guided practice, what is learned in the course RECO Computer Architecture. RECO 2905 COMPUTER AND OPERATIVE 3 CRS SYSTEMS CONFIGURATION This course provides students knowledge on the aspects of installment and configuration of operative systems commonly used in personal computers. During the course, the students will learn the basic and main concepts of the programs that interact with the physical components. RECO 2905L LABORATORY OF COMPUTER AND OPERATIVE 2 CRS SYSTEMS CONFIGURATION CONCURRENT WITH RECO 2905 This course reinforces, by means of guided practice, what is learned in the course RECO Computer and Operative Systems Configuration.

86 86 CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESTAURANT, FOOD AND DRINK ADMINISTRATION The Associate Degree in Restaurant, Food and Drink Administration Program enables the student to perform as an administrator in the Food and Drink industry. The student requires management skills and knowledge to realize the following tasks: menu development, service and drink management, cost controls in food and drinks and purchases. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 ING 2033 Conversational English 3 ING 2034 Conversational English II 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 Total 21 RELATED COURSES ADM 2062 Human Resources Administration 3 MAT 1042 Business Math 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 COMP 2802 Microcomputer Management 3 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles 4 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 Total 20 PROFESSIONAL COURSES ARAB 4001 Food and Drink Principles 3 ARAB 4002 Introduction to Restaurant Administration 3 ARAB 4003 Bar and Drinks Management 3 ARAB 4004 Cuisine Principles 2 ARAB 4004L Laboratory of Cuisine Principles 2 ARAB 4005 Nutrition 3 ARAB 4006 Costs of Food and Drink Services 3 ARAB 4007 Food and Drink Purchases 3 ARAB 4008 Menu Planning 3 ARAB 4009 Sales and Marketing of Food and Drink Services 3 ARAB 4010 Food and Drink Services Administration 3 ARAB 4011 Practice 6 ARAB 4012 Planning and Design of Food and Drink Facilities 3 Total 40

87 87 Revised: August 2012, Duration: 24 months Total Credits 81 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESTAURANT, FOOD AND DRINK ADMINISTRATION CODE TITLE CREDITS FIRST SEMESTER ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 MAT 1042 Business Math 3 ARAB 4001 Food and Drink Principles 3 ARAB 4002 Introduction to Restaurant Administration 3 Total 15 SECOND SEMESTER ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 ARAB 4003 Bar and Drinks Management 3 ARAB 4005 Nutrition 3 Total 15 THIRD SEMESTER COMP 2802 Microcomputer Management 3 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles 4 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 ARAB 4007 Food and Drink Purchases 3 Total 13 FOURTH SEMESTER ING 2033 Conversational English 3 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 ARAB 4004 Cuisine Principles 2 ARAB 4004L Laboratory of Cuisine Principles 2 ARAB 4006 Costs of Food and Drink Services 3 Total 14 FIFTH SEMESTER ING 2034 Conversational English II 3 ADM 2062 Human Resources Administration 3 ARAB 4008 Menu Planning 3 ARAB 4012 Planning and Design of Food and Drink Facilities 3 Total 12

88 88 SIXTH SEMESTER ARAB 4009 Sales and Marketing of Food and Drink Services 3 ARAB 4010 Food and Drink Services Administration 3 ARAB 4011 Practice 6 Total 12 NOTE: Professional Courses must be approved with a grade not lower than C. Revised: July 2011 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN RESTAURANT, FOOD AND DRINK ADMINISTRATION CODE TITLE CREDITS ARAB 4001 FOOD AND DRINK PRINCIPLES 3 CRS This course provides information on the food and drink service industry, and its administration. The students learn how the menu influences all the fuctions in commercial and institutional segments. They will learn about the history of the food and drink service, modern service operations, planning, pest control, prices, menu design according to the principles for a healthy nutrition and analysis of alcoholic beverages. ARAB 4002 INTRODUCTION TO RESTAURANT 3 CRS ADMINISTRATION This course awards the student basic concepts of administration, such as: planning, organization, direction and control. It emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary for innovating a restaurant s services and maintain their quality. Basic concepts for the preparation of a business plan will be analyzed. The students will also be provided information on Puerto Rico s gastronomic industry. ARAB 4003 BAR AND DRINKS MANAGEMENT 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ARAB 4001 This course includes the study of basic principles of beverages. The student will be given knowledge on the preparation of distilled spirits, beers and wines. They will also become acquainted with the equipment used at the bar, as well as the hygiene and security required. The course will analyze the legal aspects related to the disbursement of alcoholic beverages.

89 89 ARAB 4004 CUISINE PRINCIPLES 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ARAB 4001 This is an introductory course to the preparation of meals which includes intruction and practice in sanitation, security, tools, equipment, basic kitchen principles, recipes, menus, salad preparation, starches, potatoes, vegetables, seafood, dressings, sandwiches and decoration. ARAB 4004L LABORATORY OF CUISINE PRINCIPLES 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ARAB 4001 CONCURRENT WITH ARAB 4004 This course allows the student the opportunity to practice the different components that comprise the administration duties of a restaurant, such as: kitchen, table service, beverages and supervision. The student will have the opportunity of creating different dishes, serve them to the client and realize other related tasks, through the rotation strategy. The course meets six hours weekly. ARAB 4005 NUTRITION 3 CRS This course is an introduction to basic nutrition principles and their application to the food service. It studies the concepts of nutrient functions, energy sources and metabollic processes. It also emphasizes integration with the Menu Planning Nutrition Principles, the confection and selection of healthy foods. ARAB 4006 COSTS OF FOOD AND DRINKS SERVICES 3 CRS This course will teach the student how to lower the costs in all food service areas. The students will learn to calculate and manage their income, control, compare and seek better prices and thus dimminish expenses. The students will use formals to determine the cost percentage, the earning, variable costs, sales per client, popularity, budget percentage, performance of the product, inventory value, productivity and sales price. The course will use the Microsoft Excel application to realize the financial analyses. ARAB 4007 FOOD AND DRINK PURCHASES 3 CRS The course provides information related to the administration of purchases, the chain of distribution and the inventory of food and drink services. The topics to be discussed include the creation of purchase specifications, the process to determine quantities in orders, price comparative analysis, and adequate procedures of receipt, storage and disbursement of products. It also emphasizesthe analysis concepts of costs, yielding, price formula, controls and file administration at each stage of the purchase.

90 90 ARAB 4008 MENU PLANNING 3 CRS In this course, the student acquires the skills and knowledge to plan and produce a menu for a rastaurant or any other kind of food operation. The student will also be able to create a menu cycle and a menu based on specific circumstances and clients. ARAB 4009 SALES AND MARKETING OF FOOD AND DRINK SERVICES 3 CRS This course provides the student with a practical perspective focused on Customer Service to market and sell in the food and drinks industry. The course emphasizes the for market Ps, and how these relate to the different market segments, as well as sales techniques for key markets. ARAB 4010 FOOD AND DRINK SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS This course will provide knowledge on the fundamental service proceeding sin the food and drinks industry. The student will become acquainted with the history of food and drink service, as well as the methods and concepts for the different kinds of service. The student will learn to administer, supervise and direct a work team effectively. ARAB 4011 PRACTICE 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARAB 4001, ARAB 4002 Thos course provides the students with the opportunity to apply the acquired basic skills and knowledge in a practice scenery approved by the instructor. It emphasizes the administration, supervision and professional development aspects. The students must complete a minimum 270 supervised practice hours int he industry, including work experience in a restaurant or food and drink facility, prior to his or her graduation. ARAB 4012 PLANNING AND DESIGN OF FOOD AND DRINK FACILITIES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARAB 4001, ARAB 4002, ARAB 4004, ARAB 4004L, ARAB 4006, ARAB 4007, ARAB 4009 This course awards the student information related to planning, design and equipment specifications and facilities for food and drink preparation. Furthermore, it provides an introduction to the administration and maintenance of utilities and other operational aspects, such as: the use of energy systems, water, transportation and refrigeration, among others.

91 91 CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CULINARY ARTS The Associate Degree in Culinary Arts Program provides the student with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to create all kids of meals. The student will be trained in local and international cuisine, as well as in the administration and supervision of his or her work area. Part of the skills to be developed are: the cutting and cooking of meats, poultry, fish, seafood, the care that must be employed in the kitchen regarding hygiene, sterilization and food protection and safety. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 ING 2033 Conversational English 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 Total 18 RELATED COURSES ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 CONT 1049 Accounting Principles 3 Total 6 PROFESSIONAL COURSES ARCU 4001 Gastronomy Principles 3 ARCU 4002 Materials, Equipment and Tools 3 ARCU 4003 Applied Culinary Math 3 ARCU 4004 Pastry-making and Confectionery 2 ARCU 4004L Laboratory of Pastry-making and Confectionery 3 ARCU 4005 Garde Manger and Entreés 2 ARCU 4005L Laboratory of Garde Manger and Entreés 2 ARCU 4006 Local and International Cuisine 2 ARCU 4006L Laboratory of Local and International Cuisine 2 ARCU 4007 Basic Cuisine I 2 ARCU 4007L Laboratory of Basic Cuisine I 2 ARCU 4008 Advanced Cuisine 2 ARCU 4008L Laboratory of Advanced Cuisine 2 ARCU 4009 Practice in Culinary Arts 6 ARAB 4002 Introduction to Restaurant Administration 3 ARAB 4005 Nutrition 3 ARAB 4006 Costs of Food and Drink Services 3 ARAB 4007 Food and Drink Purchases 3 ARAB 4008 Menu Planning 3

92 92 ARAB 4009 ARAB 4012 Sales and Marketing of Food and Drink Services 3 Planning and Design of Food and Drink Facilities 3 Total 56 Total Credits: 80 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CULINARY ARTS CODE TITLE CREDITS FIRST SEMESTER ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ARCU 4001 Gastronomy Principles 3 ARAB 4002 Introduction to Restaurant Administration 3 ARAB 4008 Menu Planning 3 Total 15 SECOND SEMESTER ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 ARCU 4002 Materials, Equipment and Tools 3 ARAB 4005 Nutrition 3 Total 12 THIRD SEMESTER CONT 1049 Accounting Principles 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 ARCU 4007 Basic Cuisine I 2 ARCU 4007L Laboratory of Basic Cuisine I 2 ARAB 4007 Food and Drink Purchases 3 Total 13 FOURTH SEMESTER ARCU 4003 Applied Culinary Math 3 ARCU 4008 Advanced Cuisine 2 ARCU 4008L Laboratory of Advanced Cuisine 2 ARCU 4004 Pastry-making and Confectionery 2 ARCU 4004L Laboratory of Pastry-making and Confectionery 2 ARAB 4006 Costs of Food and Drinks Services 3 Total 14

93 93 FIFTH SEMESTER ARCU 4006 Local and International Cuisine 2 ARCU 4006L Laboratory of Local and International Cuisine 2 ARCU 4005 Garde Manger and Entreés 2 ARCU 4005L Laboratory of Garde Manger and Entreés 2 ARAB 4012 Planning and Design of Food and Drink Facilities 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 Total 14 SIXTH SEMESTER ING 2033 Conversational English 3 ARAB 4009 Sales and Marketing of Food and Drink Services 3 ARCU 4009 Practicum 6 Total 12 Total Credits: 80 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CULINARY ARTS ARCU 4001 GASTRONOMY PRINCIPLES 3 CRS This course provides the student with the tools to face the challenges presented by the culinary arts discipline in social, historical and cultural aspects. The students will learn the principles of gastronomy and its trajectory towards modern world, contemporary influences and challenges and etiquette as a social and professional discipline. It studies the theories and bases of gastronomy, cooking methods, conversions, culinary concepts, safety, organization and planning, raw material, the kitchen, equipment and tools, the preparation of a budget and the application of marketing in the promotion, and the value of gastronomy for tourism. ARCU 4002 MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS 3 CRS This course provides students with the skills and knowledge of the tools and equipment necessary for creating and maintaining a kitchen and its appropriate managment. The students will learn the right way to organize a kitchen, the names of the tools, the description and use of cutlery, scales, measuring and weighing tools and measures. The course details the basic skills, concepts and tecniques of culinary art. ARCU 4003 APPLIED CULINARY MATH 3 CRS This course provides students with a clear conception of the essential elements of math, and explores the standard measurement units and their conversion, estimation, percentages,

94 94 proportions, recipe amplification or reduction ampliación, and application for the industry and the consumer. The students will learn about the metric systems, costs and budget. ARCU 4004 PASTRY-MAKING AND CONFECTIONERY 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4007, CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4004L This course provides students with the principles and techniques used in the preparation of high quality bread and bakery products. The course follows the fermentation of bread and the production and function of ingredients, the use of manual tools in bread and pastry-making and their functions. the students will obtain a practical knowledge of the most important methods, such as: creams, mixes, foam-making, meringues, precooked products, lamination cuts, the dough, custards, deserts and sauces. ARCU 4004L LABORATORY OF PASTRY-MAKING AND 2CRS CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4004L PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4007 In this laboratory, the student will have the opportunity to create and present bread, pastry and confectionery products. The class and the laboratory will develop knowledge on the basic professional pastry and bread-making techniques. The students will practice the different pastry-making formulas and methods. ARCU 4005 GARDE MANGER AND ENTREÉS 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4007 CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4005L This course trains the student in the diverse main areas og Garde Manger o cold cuisine. The students will learn techniques for planning, making entreés and banquet plating. The course follows the preparation of cold and hot canapés, entreés, appetizers, patés, salads and cold cuts. The student is present with curing and smoking techniques for meat, seafood and poultry, along with meal presentation. ARCU 4005L LABORATORY OF GARDE MANGER AND ENTREÉS 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4007 CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4005 In this Laboratory, the student will have the opportunity to create and design a great variety of entreés and devise their presentation. The student will practice cold cuts and selection of quality products. Likewise, the student will practice banquet setting.

95 95 ARCU 4006 LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CUISINE 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4007, ARCU 4008 CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4006L This course provides students with the basic and essential knowledge for the development of local and international recipes for the confection of sauces, pastas, soups, the cooking of meat, fish, seafood and poultry, and the preparation of breakfast, classic confitery and deserts. The course will follow French, Italian, Spanish, African, Greek, East, German, Middle East and Caribbean gastronomy. ARCU 4006L LABORATORY OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CUISINE 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4007, ARCU 4008 CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4006 This laboratory provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills in the confection of diverse local and international recipes, the preparation of sauces, pastas, soups and the cooking of meat, fish, seafood and poultry, and the preparation of breakfast, classic confitery and deserts, as well as how to protect food, hygiene and sterilization. Culinary vocabulary in English is included, as well as supervision skills, menu planning, cost estimation and supply management. ARCU 4007 BASIC CUISINE 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003 CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4007L This course is an introduction to the application and development of fundamental cuisine techniques and theories. the topics of study include: tasting, kitchen equipment, knife abilities, vegetable classic cuts, material production, thickening agents, soup preparation, grand sauces, calendar and multitasking, station organization, and palate development. The course also introduces fundamental concepts and tecniques of vegetable cooking, starches and basic protein. It emphasizes the study of ingredients and introduces small sauces, saldas, eggs and tortilla, pastas, soups, greens, tubers, rice, sauces, fish, seafood, meat and poultry dishes. ARCU 4007L LABORATORY OF BASIC CUISINE 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003 CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4007 In the Laboratory of Basic Cuisine, the student will employ the fundamental cuisine techniques and theories studied in the course. The course employs the tasting of different types of beverages, cuisine management and storage, knife cuts, vegetable classic cuts, material production, thickening agents, soup preparation, grand sauces, calendar and multitasking,

96 96 station organization, and palate development. The course also introduces fundamental concepts and tecniques of vegetable cooking, starches and basic protein. It emphasizes the study of ingredients and introduces small sauces, saldas, eggs and tortilla, pastas, soups, greens, tubers, rice, sauces, fish, seafood, meat and poultry dishes. ARCU 4008 ADVANCED CUISINE 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4007 CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4008L This course provides students with experience and a real restaurant environment. The student will get acquainted and experiment all the areas and positions within a restaurant. Each week, the student will rotate among each one of the areas: chef, sous-chef, expo (in charge of the presentation and responsible for the orders being correct, compelte and on time), dish-washer, waiter and bartender. ARCU 4008L LABORATORY OF ADVANCED CUISINE 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4007 CONCURRENT WITH ARCU 4008 The Laboratory of Advanced Cuisine allos the student to practice the essential knowledge on the preparation, confection and service that must exist for the good performance of a restaurant. This laboratory will maximize the knowledge and experiences in kitchen, recipes, prepartion time and service techniques in a real restaurant environment. ARCU 4009 PRACTICUM IN CULINARY ARTS 6 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARCU 4001, ARCU 4002, ARCU 4003, ARCU 4004, ARCU 4004L, ARCU 4005, ARCU 4005L, ARCU 4006, ARCU 4006L, AURCU 4007, ARCU 4007L, ARCU 4008, ARCU 4008L This course provides the student with the opportunity to execute and apply all that is learned in regard to Culinary Arts and the kitchen s operation. It is a course through which the student is exposed directly to the working field for which he or she prepared. The course is devised to help the student establish his or her own service platform in the world of food confectionery. The student is required to complete 270 practice hours in a culinary institution, based on his or her area of studies. The student will be able to select praticipating in a hotel kitchen, restaurants, banquets or other related areas. The student will be required to sign a contract. During the practice, under the institution s supervision, the student combines classroom learning with field experience.

97 97 ARAB 4002 INTRODUCTION TO RESTAURANT ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS This course awards the student basic concepts of administration, such as: planning, organization, direction and control. It emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary for innovating a restaurant s services and maintain their quality. Basic concepts for the preparation of a business plan will be analyzed. The students will also be provided information on Puerto Rico s gastronomic industry. ARAB 4005 NUTRITION 3 CRS This course is an introduction to basic nutrition principles and their application to the food service. It studies the concepts of nutrient functions, energy sources and metabollic processes. It also emphasizes integration with the Menu Planning Nutrition Principles, the confection and selection of healthy foods. ARAB 4006 COSTS OF FOOD AND DRINKS SERVICES 3 CRS This course will teach the student how to lower the costs in all food service areas. The students will learn to calculate and manage their income, control, compare and seek better prices and thus dimminish expenses. The students will use formals to determine the cost percentage, the earning, variable costs, sales per client, popularity, budget percentage, performance of the product, inventory value, productivity and sales price. The course will use the Microsoft Excel application to realize the financial analyses. ARAB 4007 FOOD AND DRINK PURCHASES 3 CRS The course provides information related to the administration of purchases, the chain of distribution and the inventory of food and drink services. The topics to be discussed include the creation of purchase specifications, the process to determine quantities in orders, price comparative analysis, and adequate procedures of receipt, storage and disbursement of products. It also emphasizesthe analysis concepts of costs, yielding, price formula, controls and file administration at each stage of the purchase. ARAB 4008 MENU PLANNING 3 CRS In this course, the student acquires the skills and knowledge to plan and produce a menu for a rastaurant or any other kind of food operation. The student will also be able to create a menu cycle and a menu based on specific circumstances and clients.

98 98 ARAB 4009 SALES AND MARKETING OF FOOD AND DRINK SERVICES 3 CRS This course provides the student with a practical perspective focused on Customer Service to market and sell in the food and drinks industry. The course emphasizes the for market Ps, and how these relate to the different market segments, as well as sales techniques for key markets. ARAB 4012 PLANNING AND DESIGN OF FOOD AND DRINK FACILITIES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ARAB 4002, ARAB 4006, ARAB 4007, ARAB 4008, ARAB 4009 This course awards the student information related to planning, design and equipment specifications and facilities for food and drink preparation. Furthermore, it provides an introduction to the administration and maintenance of utilities and other operational aspects, such as: the use of energy systems, water, transportation and refrigeration, among others.

99 99 ACCELERATED STUDIES PROGRAM PROGRESA Huertas Junior College stands out for its avant-garde educational trends. Accelerated education is a trend that has found fertile ground among the adults in contemporary society. The demand for academic offers that provide flexibility in hours and schedules to complete college degrees is greater every day. The Huertas Junior College s mission contemplates a mutating world and the importance to update the academic offers with the employment needs of the adult population that works and wants to complete their college degrees. The Accelerated Studies Program (PROGRESA), attached to the Extension and Educational Services Deanship, represents a strategy of the Institution to respond to the reform that Higher Education has experienced during the 21st Century. Its purpose is strictly linked to the institutional mission that establishes that Huertas Junior College is committed to excellence in postsecondary education and aims to develop among its participants the intellectual, technological and human competences to achieve and inclusive and self-suficient society. The contemporary population that aims to continue postsecondary studies is interested in flexible educational alternatives that respond to their needs in terms of in-person attendance and synchronous study schedules. Progresa provides an ideal environment for the professional adult in which learning methods and academic and administrative services are aligned with their needs. Our Faculty is qualified in best practices in the accelerated education for adults and are compromised in supporting, guiding and providing you constant feedback during the teaching learning process. We are in your disposition to attend your needs and provide you counseling in these trends. Our office is located in the Annex Academic Building, Road 189, km 0.7 (2nd floor of Aiken Uniforms) and our office hours are from Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Below, we include information on the Study Programs offered in the modality of accelerated studies. María Cruz Dean of Extension and Educational Services

100 100 CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PARALEGAL TECHNICIAN The Associate Degree in Paralegal Technician Program enables the student to perform as a paralegal officer. The student will acquire the skills and knowledge to assist the attorney in the latter s practice, with tasks such as: preparing and organizing records, writing deeds, conducting legal research, organizing the evidence for trial, and contributing to the agilization of the administration of justice. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 SOC 1013 Human Relations 3 SOC 1020 History of Puerto Rico 3 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 Total 28 PROFESSIONAL COURSES LEGA 3301 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 LEGA 3302 Legal Research and Writing I 3 LEGA 3303 Criminal Law and Special Acts for the Paralegal 3 LEGA 3304 Ethics 3 LEGA 3305 Civil Rights in Puerto Rico 3 LEGA 3306 Mortgage and Property Registry Act 3 LEGA 3307 Procedural Law 3 LEGA 3308 Evidence 3 LEGA 3309 Legal Research and Writing II 3 LEGA 3311 Components of the Judicial System 3 LEGA 3313 Practice 3 LEGA 3314 Notarial Law 3 LEGA 3315 Obligations and Contracts 3 LEGA 3316 Administrative Law 3 LEGA 3317 Personal and Family Law 3 Total 45 Revised: August 2012, Duration: 16 months Total Credits 73

101 101 ACCELERATED STUDIES ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN PARALEGAL TECHNICIAN (CURRICULAR SEQUENCE) CODE TITLE CREDITS WEEKS SEMESTER 1 (18 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 5 LEGA 3301 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 5 CYCLE 2 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 5 LEGA 3302 Legal Research and Writing I 3 5 CYCLE 3 LEGA 3309 Legal Research and Writing II 3 5 LEGA 3311 Components of the Judicial System 3 5 Total 18 SEMESTER 2 (19 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 SOC 1020 History of Puerto Rico 3 5 LEGA 3305 Civil Rights in Puerto Rico 3 5 CYCLE 2 LEGA 3303 Criminal Law and Special Acts for Paralegals 3 5 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 5 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 5 CYCLE 3 LEGA 3306 Mortgage and Property Registry Act 3 5 LEGA 3304 Ética 3 5 Total 19 SEMESTER 3 (18 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 LEGA 3315 Obligations and Contracts 3 5 CYCLE 4 LEGA 3314 Notarial Law 3 5

102 102 CYCLE 2 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 5 CYCLE 5 LEGA 3307 Procedural Law 3 5 CYCLE 3 LEGA 3308 Evidence 3 5 LEGA 3317 Personal and Family Law 3 5 Total 18 SEMESTER 4 (18 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 5 LEGA 3313 Practice (135 hours) 3 15 CYCLE 2 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 5 LEGA 3316 Administrative Law 3 15 CYCLE 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 5 SOC 1013 Human Relations 3 5 Total 18 All classes meet once a week. The Cycles may have a duration of five (5), seven (7) or eight (8) weeks. When enrolling, the student will receive a module of the course which will indicate the work and assignments required by the course. It includes a calendar of meetings and a list of resources to be used in class. The course LEGA 3313 (Practice) consists of 135 hours that the student completes in a stipulated open schedule with each tutor. This course lasts 15 weeks during which the student must complete the 135 practice hours.

103 103 COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE IN PARALEGAL TECHNICIAN LEGA 3301 INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL STUDIES 3 CRS In this course, the learners will study the basic principles on that a paralegal technician is, his or her functions, roles and duties. Furthermore, the course will provide the student with the basic tools for the paralegal technician to assimilate the rest of the courses that comprises this curriculum. LEGA 3302 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I 3 CRS This course will constitute the basis for the drafting of legal documents and research. It consists on aspects of legal writing and of the different legal collections: books of law, caselaw, regulations, encylopedias, legal reviews, digests, citations and government publications. the student will realize legal research plans and will write daily use legal documents. LEGA 3303 CRIMINAL LAW AND SPECIAL ACTS 3 CRS FOR PARALEGALS This course consists in studying the general principles of Criminal Law, such as criminal law application, Elements of the Crime, Crimes of higher incidence and social transcendence, and concepts related to Criminal Law. With this course, the students will also become acquainted with important Special Penal Acts, currently in force in Puerto Rico. LEGA 3304 ETHICS 3 CRS In this course, the students will study the basic principles of the ethics rules or codes that govern the legal profession in Puerto Rico. These rules include the liability towards the judicial system, towards the public and towards the rest of society. LEGA 3305 CIVIL RIGHTS IN PUERTO RICO 3 CRS The course consists in examining the individual guarantees that stem (in a scattered manner) from statutory and constituional sources, as well as the caselaw issued by our own Supreme Court. It stimulates study and analysis of the diverse governmental actions that tend to be inconsisten with all the protections and safeguards of the Puerto Rican legal system.

104 104 LEGA 3306 MORTGAGE AND PROPERTY 3 CRS REGISTRY ACT This course consists in the study of the general principles of the Mortgage Act and its Rules, functioning and the organization of the Property Registry, and all the pertinent legal and administrative regulations. Emphasis will be given to daily operations of the property registry and its books, its tasks, and the paralegal technician s role within this operation. The course will analyse how paralegals may best profit from their research and their and will familiarize students with procedures, such as: title studies, filing of documents, fees, among others, which in turn, will help the paralegal in his or her functions. LEGA 3307 PROCEDURAL LAW 3 CRS This course includes the most important stages of the Civil Procedure that governs Puerto Rico, including the initial interview with the client, the drafting of the action suit, the serving of the suit, and the rest of the stages of the Civil Procedure in order to familiarize the paralegal technician with all the aspects of the Civil Procedure in the judicial system of Puerto rico. It further includes the most important stages of the Criminal Procedure Rules, starting with the arrest, the determination of probable cause for arrest, among others. LEGA 3308 EVIDENCE 3 CRS the course consists in the study of the Rules of Evidence for the Judicial system of Puerto Rico, applicable to proceedings before the courts and administrative agencies. It includes the basic principles and exceptions, emphasizing evidence presentation and preparation techniques. LEGA 3309 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: LEGA 3302 In this course, the student will develop techniques to write documents, such as letters and legal documents. The student will practice the production of legal investigations and caselaw summaries. LEGA 3311 COMPONENTS OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM 3 CRS The course consists in the study of the funcamental components of the judicial system in Puerto Rico. LEGA 3313 PRACTICE 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: LEGA 3304, 3306, 3307,3308, 3310 In this course, the student will integrate his or her paralegal skills, acquired during his or her academic preparation, to scenarios on which the paralegal will work during his or her professional life.

105 105 LEGA 3314 NOTARIAL LAW 3 CRS This course consists in the study and analysis of the notarial legislation applicable in Puerto Rico and in current Notarial Rules. It will also study the most important caselaw and notarial documents of frequent use at the legal office. The student will become acquainted with the different procedures and methods established in order to crear the legal documents filed before the judicial forums and public and private agencies of the country. The course will discuss legal procedures when writing and preparing documents, answering general correspondence and filing different registers. LEGA 3315 OBLIGATIONS AND CONTRACTS 3 CRS This course focuses on the study, discussion and analysis of the most important basic principles of the Puerto Rico Civil Code, with regard to the obligations and contracts. It will discuss the most used special contracts and will analyse interpretative caselaw of the cited principles. LEGA 3316 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 3 CRS This course consists in the study, analysis and discussion of the basic principles and cotrines that comprise Administrative Law, the Uniform Administrative Act of 1988 (LPAU) and the applicable administrative caselaw. LEGA 3317 PERSONAL AND FAMILY LAW 3 CRS The course consists in the analysis of legal principles recognized in the provisions of the Puerto Rico Civil Code, in the Special ACts or in the Puerto Rico Supreme Court caselaw, with regard to juridical institutions, such as: marriage, divorce, concubinaje, filliation, adoption, patria potestas, custody and emancipation. The analysis of these concepts will be made from a multidisciplinary standpoint that attends, for instance, the moral, social and economic aspects that influence or affect the current norm in this area of the law. The course will further discuss the operation life of the rules that govern said concepts. Therefore, the course will analyze the proposed reforms to the Puerto Rico Civil Code in the area of Personal and Family Law. The comparative study of the main institutions and concepts of this branch of the law will support this analysis, as seen from the paralegal technician s point of view.

106 106 CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING This Program develops in the student the professional competences to perform effectively in the work scenario of the market, manufacture, financial and public and private service industries. It provides the student with the skills to construe and apply the generally accepted accounting principles. It links the student with manual and electronic data processing techniques. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 ECON 2994 Principles of Economy 3 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 EST 2993 Principles of Statistics 3 Total 31 RELATED COURSES MAT 1042 Business Math 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 ING 1033 Business English 3 ADM 1062 Marketing Principles 3 Total 12 PROFESSIONAL COURSES ADM 1061 Administration Principles 3 ADM 2061 Commercial Law 4 FIN 2992 Marketing Finances 3 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 CONT 2052 Intermediate Accounting 4 CONT 2054 Income Tax in Puerto Rico 4 CONT 2056 Computerized Accounting 4 CONT 2055 Costs Accounting 4 CONT 2058 Entrepreneurial Training 2 CONT 2059 Seminario of Entrepreneurial Training 1 Total 37 Duration: 16 months, Revised: August 2012 Total Credits 80

107 107 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE ACCELERATED STUDIES - ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING CODE TITLE CREDITS WEEKS SEMESTER 1 (18 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 MAT 1041 General Math 3 5 ADM 1061 Administration Principles 3 5 CYCLE 2 MAT 1042 Business Math 3 5 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 5 CYCLE 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 5 ADM 1062 Marketing Principles 3 5 Total 18 SEMESTER 2 (22 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 5 CYCLE 4 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 7 CYCLE 2 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 5 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 5 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 5 CYCLE 5 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 7 CYCLE 3 ADM 2061 Commercial Law 4 5 Total 22 SEMESTER 3 (20 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 5

108 108 CYCLE 4 CONT 2052 Intermediate Accounting 4 7 CYCLE 2 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 5 CYCLE 5 CONT 2056 Computerized Accounting 4 7 CYCLE 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 5 EST 2993 Principles of Statistics 3 5 Total 20 SEMESTER 4 (20 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 FIN 2992 Marketing Finances 3 5 CYCLE 4 CONT 2054 Income Tax in Puerto Rico 4 7 CYCLE 2 CONT 2058 Entrepreneurial Training (Projects) 2 5 CONT 2059 Seminar of Entrepreneurial Training 1 5 CYCLE 5 CONT 2055 Costs Accounting 4 7 CYCLE 3 ECON 2994 Principles of Economy 3 5 ING 1033 Business English 3 5 Total 20 All classes meet once a week. The Cycles may have a duration of five (5) to seven (7) weeks. When enrolling, the student will receive a module of the course which will indicate the work and assignments required by the course. It includes a calendar of meetings and a list of resources to be used in class.

109 109 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING CONT 1051 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: MAT 1042 The course introduces the student to basic accounting principles used in the processing of countable data in a service or sales company. The course content includes the definition of related concepts and the introduction to accounting systems basic accounts. Furthermore, it studies the debit/credit mechanism, the general ledger and the pertinent financial statements. The topics of special journals entries, sales transactions and accounting electronic processing are discussed. CONT 2051 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES II 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 1051 The course continues with the study of the basic accounting principles used in the countable date processing of an organization. Some of the topics studied are : plant actives and intangibles, payroll systems, accounts for collections, accounting for marketing associations for corporations and inventory procedures and methods. The topic of internal effective control of a business is also discussed. CONT 2052 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 4 CRS PRERREQUSITO: CONT 2051 The course presents in detailed form the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), their grounds according to ther applciation and the presentation and disemination of countable data in the financial statements and related notes. It also includes logbook entries, appraisal of collectable and payable items, and the preparation of financial statements. CONT 2054 INCOME TAX IN PUERTO RICO 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 2051 This course analyzes and interprets the Puerto Rico Income Tax Act, its regulation and implementation. Among the topics included are: the historial background of the Puerto rico income tax system, the types of taxpayers, withholding tax, inclusions and exclusionsfromt he net income in the short and long income tax form, income tax forms for individuals and the respective attachments. CONT 2055 COSTS ACCOUNTING 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 2051 The course directs the student towards the study of the administrative concept and the comptroller s function. The cos accounting information system is studied, as well as cost

110 110 accumulation procedures, cost systems for work orders and by process. the student will analyse cost reports, production reports, and real and applied indirect expenses, among others. CONT 2056 COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 2052 In this course, the student will become acquainted with the accounting principles computerized practice. The student will study and practice on the interrelation and integration existent between each accounting system component. The student will apply knowledge on the type of information stored, the forms used for data compilation, the processing performed and the reports produced for these systems. CONT 2058 ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING 2 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: CONT 1051, 2051, 2052 Y 2054 This course s purpose is to expose the Accounting student to a practical experience in an office where the complete Accounting cycle is realized. A professor from the Institution, as well as the office supervisor, will oversee the student s performance. CONT 2059 SEMINAR OF ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING 1 CR CONCURRENT WITH CONT 2058 This course completes the Associate Degree in Accounting student s practical experience. The professor of this course is the supervisor of the practice realized by the student. Professional training activities are coordinated in order to improve the student s performance. ECON 2994 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMY 3 CRS This course introduces the study of the economic theories and practices according to how these affect our society, and therefore, the individual. The following topics are included: price and exchange value: production and employment and their relationship with social well-being, national income, international exchanges, public financeand commercial cycles, and the government and its influence in the economic system. EST 2993 STATISTICS PRINCIPLES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: MAT 1041 The course is designed to acquaint the student with statistics concepts and the basic process of this science. The concepts are presented in logical order from data compilation, its management, and the organization and presentation of the same. The main focus is towards the use of data to describe the studied populations. The student has the opportunity to read, create and interpret tables and graphs of different types. He or she works in determining measures of central value and variation, as well as its application and interpretation in the curve of normal distribution.

111 111 FIN 2992 MARKETING FINANCES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: CONT 2051 The Marketing Finances course includes the study of basic financial administration principles and the tools for the financial control of a company. It includes the analysis, planning and control of financial activities, the effects of taxes on these, the development and application of basic financial proportions, projections, interest calculations, capital administration and common asset management. CURRICULAR SUMMARY FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT This program enables the student to assume Management positions in line with the basic functions of entrepreneurial work. It capacitates the student with the most modern techniques of Management process such as: planning, organizing, directing and controlling. CODE TITLE CREDITS GENERAL EDUCATION ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 MAT 1041 General Math 3 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 EST 2993 Principles of Statistics 3 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 ECON 2994 Principles of Economy 3 Total 31 RELATED COURSES MAT 1042 Business Math 3 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 ING 1033 Business English 3 Total 9 PROFESSIONAL COURSES ADM 1061 Administration Principles 3 ADM 1062 Marketing Principles 3 ADM 1063 Organizational Behavior 3 ADM 2061 Commercial Law 4 ADM 2062 Human Resources Administration 3 ADM 2066 Company Development and Administration 3

112 112 ADM 2064 Strategic Administration 3 ADM 2067 Labor Legislation 3 ADM 2068 Training Administration 3 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 FIN 2992 Marketing finances 3 Total 39 Revised: August 2012, Duration: 16 months Total Credits 79 CURRICULAR SEQUENCE ACCELERATED STUDIES - ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT CODE TITLE CREDITS WEEKS SEMESTER 1 (18 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 MAT 1041 General Math 3 5 ADM 1061 Administration Principles 3 5 CYCLE 2 MAT 1042 Business Math 3 5 ING 1031 Basic English I 3 5 CYCLE 3 ING 1032 Basic English II 3 5 ADM 1062 Marketing Principles 3 5 Total 18 SEMESTER 2 (22 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 ESP 1021 Basic Spanish I 3 5 CYCLE 4 CONT 1051 Accounting Principles I 4 5 CYCLE 2 COMP 1111 Introduction to Computers 3 5 COMP 1111L Laboratory of Introduction to Computers 1 5 ESP 1022 Basic Spanish II 3 5 CYCLE 5 CONT 2051 Accounting Principles II 4 5

113 113 CYCLE 3 ADM 2061 Commercial Law 4 5 Total 22 SEMESTER 3 (21 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 ESP 1023 Business Spanish 3 5 ADM 1063 Organizational Behavior 3 5 CYCLE 2 SOC 1011 Introduction to Social Sciences I 3 5 ADM 2062 Human Resources Administration 3 5 CYCLE 3 SOC 1012 Introduction to Social Sciences II 3 5 ADM 2068 Training Administration 3 5 EST 2993 Principles of Statistics 3 5 Total 21 SEMESTER 4 (18 CREDITS) CYCLE 1 FIN 2992 Marketing Finances 3 5 ADM 2066 Company Development and Administration 3 5 CYCLE 2 ADM 2064 Strategic Administration 3 5 ADM 2067 Labor Legislation 3 5 CYCLE 3 ECON 2994 Principles of Economy 3 5 ING 1033 Business English 3 5 Total 18 All classes meet once a week. The Cycles may have a duration of five (5) to seven (7) weeks. When enrolling, the student will receive a module of the course which will indicate the work and assignments required by the course. It includes a calendar of meetings and a list of resources to be used in class.

114 114 PROFESSIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT ADM 1061 ADMINISTRATION PRINCIPLES 3 CRS This course gives the student the necessary knowledge to develop the traditional Administration Principles and human relations, and thus, be able to become effective and efficient professionals. The goal of this course is to provide students with the tools they need in order to learn how to analyze and distinguish correctly the different organizational situations that will present themselves and make the most appropriate decisions in each one of them, following procedures and allowing to visualize themselves as persons and professionals. The course introduces supervision principles to develop effective leadership skills, motivation and teamwork techniques. ADM 1062 MARKETING PRINCIPLES 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1061 This is a professional education course. It introduces the principles that regulate the commercial activity, both of products and services, from the basic company to the final consumer. Its topics include: social principles of marketing, its administration and environment, the consumer s behavior, the fixing of prices, distribution channels and promotion activities, among others. ADM 1063 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1061 Speciality course for students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Management. The course emphasizes human relations applied to organizational conduct. It diesl with the following topics: human relations principles; personal development; motivation; morals and productivity; personnel problems; group behavior; interpersonal communication; organizational design and leadership, among others. ADM 2061 COMMERCIAL LAW 4 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1061 In this course, the students learns the common legal aspects in commercial transactions, with an emphasis on Puerto Rican law. Furthermore, special attention is given to the study of sales contracts, negotiable instruments, deeds, mortgages and bankruptcy. ADM 2062 HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 1063 The main emphasis of this course revolves around the principles, techniques and policies related to the companies human resources administration. The course deals with areas such

115 115 as: philosophy, the tools and processes related to the administration of company personnel. The different aspects of human behavior are considered, and solutions to personnel problems are sought. The topics discussed in this course are: planning, human resources recruitment and selection, personnel-related legal aspects; position analysis and design; employees orientation and placement; interpersonal relationships; compensation or retribution systems, employee development and evaluation, among others. ADM 2064 STRATEGIC ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITES: ADM 1061, ADM 1062 This course emphasizes the strategic administration aspect, highlighting the elements that influence most in eaching entrepreneurial goals and objectives. Among the topics discussed are: the strategic administration process, the philosophy, development, mission, strategy and its integration: analysis of the competitive external environment: the industrial structure, external economic, technological, political, regulating and social forces: analysis of the internal environment, financial position, product, market, research and development, physical facilities, equipment and human resources. Furthermore, the enforcement of diverse strategic alternatives is studied, as well as the contingency analysis, restructuration and required administrative actions: the development of functional strategies and motivational systems; strategic control procedures and program revision; global strategy; formulation and enforcement, study of the environment, options and organization of activities and case studies related fo strategic administration. ADM 2066 COMPANY DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM2064 This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills to start and administer a company successfully. The student will apply his or her knowledge in accounting, finances and marketing in the preparation of a plan for the development of his or her company. ADM 2067 LABOR LAW 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 2062 This course discusses, analyzes and evaluates state and federal labor legislation which regulates employer-employee relationships, work conditions, and the legal and salary work day in Puerto Rico. The most significant laws will be reviewed and studied, in order to acquaint the student with them. Among the areas discussed are: social and labor legislation; work relations; laws that regulate work compensation and regulation and work conditions, among others. ADM 2068 TRAINING ADMINISTRATION 3 CRS PRE-REQUISITE: ADM 2062 This course includes the discusion, analysis and evaluation of theincreasing demand that exists currently for the workshop and seminars industry, as well as how to establish a climate for

116 116 training, how to successfully organize the administrative group; the usage of external resources, planning of seminars with effective performance, the design of individual development programs, and the group s active participation are some of the topics discussed in this course. The following topics are also discussed: when to utilize electronic information resources in trainings, the selection of the ideal scenario for carrying out an activity and how to evaluate a training program s results.

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