1 IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE General Catalog Council Bluff Campu 2700 College Road Council Bluff, Iowa (712) Clarinda Center 923 E. Wahington Street Clarinda, Iowa (712) Shelby County Center 1901 Hawkeye Ave., Ste. 102 Harlan, Iowa (712) Ca County Center 705 Walnut Street Atlantic, Iowa (712) Page/Fremont County Center 1001 W. Sheridan Ave. Shenandoah, Iowa (712)
3 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog DISCLAIMER STATEMENT The information contained in thi catalog i ubject to cancellation or change without notice. Thi catalog cannot be conidered a an agreement or contract between individual tudent and Iowa Wetern Community College, it faculty, taff, adminitrator or director. Iowa Wetern Community College i committed to a policy of equal educational opportunity. Therefore the College prohibit dicrimination on the bai of unlawful criteria uch a race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancetry, genetic information, phyical or mental diability, age, ex, exual orientation, gender identity or expreion, pregnancy, marital tatu, veteran tatu, AIDS/HIV tatu, citizenhip, or medical condition, a thoe term are defined under applicable law, in admitting tudent to it program and facilitie and in adminitering it admiion policie, educational policie, cholarhip and loan program, athletic program, and other intitutionally adminitered program or program made available to tudent. In keeping with thi policy of equal educational opportunity, the College i committed to creating and maintaining an atmophere free from all form of harament. Iowa Wetern Community College i accredited a an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) intitution by the Higher Learning Commiion of the North Central Aociation of College and Univeritie. Individual hould direct their quetion, comment or concern to the Higher Learning Commiion, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, or (312) , fax (312) Iowa Wetern Community College Employment and Educational Equity Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity/ Non-Harrament Director of Human Reource 2700 College Road Council Bluff, IA (712) Title IX Coordinator Dean of Student Life and Student Succe 2700 College Road Council Bluff, IA (712) ADA Coordinator Diability Service Coordinator 2700 College Road Council Bluff, IA (712) Equal Education Opportunity/ Non-Harrament Dean of Student Life and Student Succe 2700 College Road Council Bluff, Iowa (712) ACADEMIC CALENDAR The Iowa Wetern Community College Board of Trutee approve the Academic Calendar, which i available online at and in Reiver Online Campu (ROC), the college online tudent portal. Date on the Academic Calendar are ubject to change.
4 4 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog From the Preident of the College I am pleaed that you have elected Iowa Wetern, or are conidering Iowa Wetern, a the pot-econdary intitution to help you achieve your goal. Thi catalog repreent the ervice and program that we believe can help you. You will find that all of u here are intereted in helping you a you purue your goal. The people of Iowa Wetern Community College can bet be decribed a caring and committed. We take an interet in each tudent and we are committed to providing learning opportunitie that challenge you to your bet level of achievement. Our value and belief focu Iowa Wetern on the goal of being the finet intitution of our kind and ize in America, an intitution whoe faculty and taff truly care about tudent and their dream, an intitution committed enough to act with paion, an intitution known for it quality education which challenge tudent to outtanding accomplihment and which value excellence and excellent accomplihment. We believe that you will find your learning experience here at Iowa Wetern to be the bet educational experience of your life. Dr. Dan Kinney Preident Board of Trutee Fred Lile, Director Ditrict 1 Larry Winum, Director Ditrict 2 Doug Goodman, Director Ditrict 3 Scott Robinon, Director Ditrict 4 Brent Siegrit, Director Ditrict 5 Robert Ro, Director Ditrict 6 Kirk Maden, Director Ditrict 7 Connie Hornbeck, Vice Preident Ditrict 8 Randy Pah, Preident Ditrict 9 Adminitration Dan Kinney, Ph.D. Preident Marjorie Welch, Ph.D. Vice Preident of Academic Affair Thoma Johnon Vice Preident of Finance and Operation Don Kohler Vice Preident of Marketing and Public Relation Tori Chritie Vice Preident of Student Service Renee Coughlin Vice Preident of Intitutional Advancement
5 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Miion Statement Iowa Wetern Community College i a learning community committed to excellence in meeting the educational need and improving the quality of life through program, partnerhip, and community involvement. Viion Statement Iowa Wetern Community College will be recognized a a premier educational leader and partner, with tudent learning and ucce being our highet priority. Belief Thee tatement of Belief upport and clarify the Miion Statement of Iowa Wetern Community College: Faculty, tudent, taff and community partner are equal takeholder in the culture of our learning community. Each and every individual ha dignity and worth. Community upport depend upon identifying and meeting the divere and changing need of the people in Southwet Iowa. Each peron deerve opportunitie for lifelong learning and growth. Open, honet communication through word and action build credibility and trut. Striving for excellence i worth the effort of all college employee. Cooperative partnerhip foter college and community growth. Hitory On June 7, 1965, area chool legilation wa approved by the 61t General Aembly of Iowa, creating the community college ytem. A propoal to etablih Iowa Wetern Community College wa authorized by the county Board of Education of Ca, Fremont, Harrion, Mill, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby countie and wa ubmitted to the State Board of Public Intruction. In February of 1966 approval of Merged Area XIII, Iowa Wetern Community College wa granted by the State Board of Public Intruction with campu ite at Council Bluff and Clarinda. Accreditation The College i accredited a an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) intitution by the Higher Learning Commiion of the North Central Aociation of College and Univeritie. Individual hould direct their quetion, comment or concern to The Higher Learning Commiion, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) or (312) COMPLIANCES American with Diabilitie Act and the Rehabilitation Act The American with Diabilitie Act (ADA), Public Law , wa enacted on July 26, 1990, to provide a clear and comprehenive mandate for the elimination of dicrimination againt individual with diabilitie. Thi federal legilation require equal treatment of people with diabilitie in employment, public ervice and tranportation, public accommodation, and telecommunication ervice. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, with virtually identical purpoe, applie to any college or univerity that receive federal fund in any program. Iowa Wetern Community College, a public entity a et forth in Title II of the ADA, i ubject to the requirement of the American with Diabilitie Act. Title II of the ADA prohibit dicrimination againt qualified individual with diabilitie with regard to the ervice, program, and activitie at Iowa Wetern Community College. Iowa Wetern Community College i alo prohibited from dicrimination againt individual with diabilitie in it employment practice puruant to Title I of the American with Diabilitie. Individual with diabilitie have a right to requet accommodation. For more information, contact the Diability Service Specialit. Civil Right Act The Iowa Wetern Community College (Merged Area XIII) filed aurance of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964 on September 9, 1966, and accept all requirement impoed by or puruant to the regulation. No peron in the United State hall, on the ground of race, ex, color, creed or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwie ubjected to dicrimination under any program or activity offered by the College. Iowa Wetern Community College adhere to the principle of equal education and employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancetry, genetic information, phyical or mental diability, age, ex, exual orientation, gender identity or expreion, pregnancy, marital tatu, veteran tatu, AIDS/HIV tatu, citizenhip, or medical condition, a thoe term are defined under applicable law. Equal Educational Opportunity and Non-Harament Iowa Wetern Community College i committed to a policy of equal educational opportunity. Therefore the College prohibit dicrimination on the bai of unlawful criteria uch a race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancetry, genetic information, phyical or mental diability, age, ex, exual orientation, gender identity or expreion, pregnancy, marital tatu, veteran tatu, AIDS/HIV tatu, citizenhip, or medical condition, a thoe term are defined under applicable law, in admitting tudent to it program and facilitie and in adminitering it admiion policie, educational policie, cholarhip and loan program, athletic program, and other intitutionally adminitered program or program made available to tudent. In keeping with thi policy of equal educational opportunity, the College i committed to creating
6 6 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog and maintaining an atmophere free from all form of harament. For information, or to regiter a grievance, contact the Dean of Student Life & Student Succe, 2700 College Road, Council Bluff, IA 51503, Drug-Free School and Communitie Amendment to the Drug-Free School and Communitie Act of 1989 require documentation of ervice and awarene for drugfree chool and communitie. The College ha filed a Drug Prevention Program Certification document with the U.S. Department of Education a required by Public Law The College will comply with all requirement of thi act. For more information, contact the Dean of Student Life and Student Succe. Title IX Sex Dicrimination Iowa Wetern Community College will not dicriminate on the bai of the ex of a peron in it education program or the activitie it operate; further, the College will not dicriminate on the bai of a peron ex in regard to it admiion policie or in the employment of peronnel. For more information or to file a complaint, contact the Title IX Coordinator. Sexual Miconduct/Harament Policy Iowa Wetern Community College doe not dicriminate on the bai of ex, a required by Title IX of the Educational Amendment of Iowa Wetern Community College i committed to having a poitive learning and working environment for it tudent and employee and will not tolerate exual dicrimination, which include exual harament and exual violence. It i the policy of Iowa Wetern Community College to comply with Iowa Code Chapter 708 and 709 of the Title XVI Criminal Law and Procedure. Inquirie regarding exual harament can be directed to Iowa Wetern Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Office of Civil Right. Pleae refer to the Student Handbook for the complete policie and procedure regarding Sexual Miconduct reporting. Clery Act Compliance Statement In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Dicloure of Campu Security Policy and Campu Crime Statitic Act, Iowa Wetern Community College publihe it Annual Security Report on October 1t of each year. Thi report include tatitic for the previou three year concerning reported crime that occurred on campu; in certain off-campu building or on property owned or controlled by Iowa Wetern Community College; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and acceible from the campu. The report alo include intitutional policie concerning campu ecurity, uch a policie concerning exual harament/exual miconduct and other matter. A copy of thi report can be obtained by contacting the Dean of Student Life and Student Service or by acceing it through ROC and the College webite at CAMPUS AND CENTERS Council Bluff Campu Intructional ervice at the Council Bluff Campu include a comprehenive Art and Science program with clae offered day, evening, and weekend, a well a online. Alo available are a multitude of Career and Technical program. In addition, upport ervice are provided in the area of academic upport, tutoring, learning reource, and diability ervice. Council Bluff Campu Iowa Wetern Community College Box 4-C, 2700 College Road Council Bluff, IA (712) or (800) (toll-free nationwide) Center The College offer Art and Science coure at the Clarinda Center a well a the Ca County (Atlantic), Page/Fremont County (Shenandoah), and Shelby County (Harlan) Center. In addition, the Clarinda Center and the Shelby County Center offer a nuring program. Each center alo offer a wide range of continuing education clae in uch area a cometology, ecretarial and office occupation training, real etate and inurance, buine management, conumer education, recreation, and many other. Clarinda Center Iowa Wetern Community College 923 Eat Wahington Street Clarinda, IA (712) or (800) (Iowa toll-free) Ca County Center Iowa Wetern Community College 705 Walnut Street Atlantic, IA (712) Page/Fremont County Center Iowa Wetern Community College 1001 W. Sheridan Ave. Shenandoah, IA (712) Shelby County Center Iowa Wetern Community College 1901 Hawkeye Ave., Suite 102 Harlan, IA (712) ADDITIONAL SERVICES KIWR KIWR, 89.7 The River, i a 100,000 watt public radio tation that broadcat to communitie in outhwet Iowa and eatern Nebraka. The tation, owned and operated by Iowa Wetern Community College, offer an alternative rock format. Student enrolled in the college media tudie program get on-air experience at The River, and they learn all apect of the radio indutry, including production, new, ale, promotion, and programming. Economic Development Service Iowa Wetern Community College Economic Development Service provide area buinee and indutrie the opportunity to improve productivity through cutomized training. The taff work with local agencie to enhance the economic development of the region by identifying training monie and providing training ervice that will attract buine and indutry into the merged area and encourage expanion of exiting buine. Through thee ervice, local provider, government, and education are brought together in a commitment to productivity, profitability, and quality work force. Economic Development Service alo include Entrepreneurial Ser-
7 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog vice and coordination with local chamber, indutrial board, profeional developer, and local elected officer of the area. Iowa Wetern Foundation The Iowa Wetern Foundation i a nonprofit corporation etablihed to raie fund to upport Iowa Wetern Community College in way that are not upported by taxe, tuition, or grant. The major thrut of the Foundation upport tudent cholarhip and other intitutional need. The Foundation receive all tax deductible gift, bequet, trut, and memorial made to the College. The Iowa Wetern Foundation i under the aupice of the Preident of the College. The Corporation i governed by a Board of community leader nominated by the Iowa Wetern Community College Board of Trutee and elected for a minimum term of three year. CONTINUING EDUCATION The function of the Continuing Education Department i to provide the citizen of outhwet Iowa with the opportunity to meet their educational need in area not provided through credit program by the College. The department provide cutomized training for buine and indutry and cooperate with a variety of government agencie and community group to provide educational program. It i our deire, whenever poible, to make thee program available in the local community. Adult Learning Center The Adult Learning Center i located at The Omni Center at 300 Wet Broadway, Suite 12, in Council Bluff. Cla intruction in Adult Baic Education, Englih a a Second Language, and High School Completion/GED i available at the Adult Learning Center a well a General Education Development (GED) teting. Similar center are located in Atlantic, Harlan, Shenandoah, and Clarinda. Educational Opportunitie The Continuing Education Department provide cutomized training, conulting ervice, and educational program for buine and indutry located in outhwet Iowa. Program are available in a variety of area, including apprenticehip, technical kill, plant maintenance, electrical code, peronal computer, welding, management, uperviion and many more. In addition, the Continuing Education Department offer career upplemental education, re-licenure coure a approved by the Iowa licene board for almot 30 profeion or occupation, and court mandated coure uch a Children in the Middle, the State of Iowa mandated coure for divorcing parent of minor children, and Driver Improvement Program (DIP) clae a well a Driving Unimpaired (DUI) clae. Other driver training include MOPED and motorcycle training, and chool bu driver certification and recertification. Cla intruction i alo available in a number of other area, including, but not limited to, family and conumer cience, and hobbie and recreation. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) The CEU i a method of recording and accounting for an individual participation in continuing education coure, eminar, and program. It purpoe i to provide a mechanim by which mot continuing education activitie can be recorded. One CEU i earned through ten contact hour of participation in an organized continuing education activity. Through the ue of CEU, a peron will be able to accumulate, update, and tranfer a record throughout life a he/he increae proficiency in a career or move toward peronal educational goal. CEU are accumulated automatically with coure regitration. Contact the Continuing Education Office to requet a CEU trancript. ADMISSIONS Iowa Wetern Community College will admit all individual who are graduate of an accredited high chool, or the equivalent, or who have completed a high chool equivalency diploma (HSED). Specific Requirement and Procedure for Admiion to the College In order to be admitted to the College, tudent mut ubmit or complete the following: 1. Application for Admiion Student mut ubmit a completed Application for Admiion to the Office of Admiion or apply online at There i no application fee. 2. High School Trancript Unle tudent have completed more than 30 emeter hour at a regionally accredited college or univerity, they mut ubmit official high chool or high chool equivalency trancript. They hould contact the high chool from which they graduated, or the intitution from which they earned their high chool equivalency diploma, to requet that trancript be ent. 3. College Trancript Student mut ubmit an official trancript from each college or univerity they attended, even if they do not wih to have credit evaluated or tranferred. In order to be official, trancript mut be ent directly from the intitution where credit wa earned to the Iowa Wetern Community College Record and Regitration Office. 4. Placement Tet Score All new tudent need to complete a kill aement tet called the COMPASS. If a tudent ha taken the ASSET or ACT recently, he or he can ubmit thoe core in lieu of taking the COMPASS. Pleae note that core cannot be more than two year old at the tart of the term for which a tudent i accepted. The placement tet core requirement may be waived for admiion purpoe if a tudent ha completed more than 30 emeter hour at a regionally accredited college or univerity, unle the intended program require minimum core for admiion. Portion of the placement tet requirement (writing, reading and/or math) may be waived, unle the intended program require minimum placement tet core for admiion, if a tudent ha completed college courework that either 1) fulfill the writing and/or math required for the degree, or 2) fulfill a prerequiite for the writing and/or math required for the degree. 5. Additional Program Requirement Program-pecific requirement or prerequiite may need to be met prior to admittance to a program. In addition, program-pecific requirement or prerequiite may need to be met prior to enrollment in a program, including, but not limited to, a health hitory/phyician certificate. Program may require drug creening and a criminal record check to comply with clinical ite mandate. Conviction of certain criminal activitie may prohibit tudent from being eligible to it for licenure/certification exam. 6. Additional Requirement for Applicant for Whom Englih i Not the Firt Language College applicant for whom Englih i not the firt or native language may need to complete a kill aement tet called the COMPASS ESL or provide proof of Englih language proficiency.
8 8 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog Additional Requirement for International Applicant International tudent mut be 17 year of age or older and ubmit official econdary chool and college trancript with Englih tranlation. Alo, international tudent mut atify all requirement to receive the I-20 form, including proof of adequate financial reource. Readmiion If you previouly attended Iowa Wetern Community College and you have been abent for at leat one emeter (excluding the ummer eion), you may be required to apply for readmiion. Student who wih to be readmitted will be expected to meet all applicable requirement, including ubmitting trancript for other college attended ince the lat attendance at Iowa Wetern Community College. Readmiion to Career and Technical program will be ubject to the availability of pace and an evaluation of previou progre. Location of the Office of Admiion Although the Office of Admiion i located at the Council Bluff campu, you may obtain information about the College and ubmit application at the main campu or at any of the four center. Office of Admiion Iowa Wetern Community College Box 4-C, 2700 College Road Council Bluff, IA (712) or (800) (toll-free nationwide) Viiting Student If you are a college tudent regularly enrolled at another college or univerity and want to take a coure or coure to immediately tranfer back to that intitution, you may be accepted to Iowa Wetern Community College a a viiting tudent. Pleae note that trancript and/or tet core may be required for regitration. Viiting tudent are not eligible for financial aid. Non-Degree/Adjunct Student If you are a tudent eeking peronal or profeional development with no intention of earning a degree, you may be accepted to Iowa Wetern Community College a an adjunct tudent. Adjunct tudent may not be full-time. Pleae note that trancript and/or tet core may be required for regitration. Non-Degree/Adjunct tudent are not eligible for financial aid. High School Student If you are a currently enrolled high chool tudent in grade 9-12 and are deemed proficient by your high chool, you may be admitted to take a college coure or coure a a pecial tudent. You are required to ubmit a copy of your high chool trancript to date and a high chool application/enrollment form igned by your high chool principal or guidance counelor. Although tet core are not required for admiion, pleae note that tet core are needed for regitration in all coure that require minimum placement core a a pre-requiite, including, but not limited to, Englih and math. Reident/Non-Reident Claification A tudent enrolling at Iowa Wetern Community College hall be claified a reident or non-reident of the State of Iowa for purpoe of tuition aement. Thi claification i determined by the Director of Admiion at the time of application and admiion to the College. Thi claification hall be baed upon information furnihed by the tudent and all other relevant information available about the tudent. Non-Reident Exemption A veteran of military ervice or the National Guard, or hi or her poue or dependent child, hall be claified a a reident if one of the following condition i met: 1.) the veteran ha eparated from a U.S. military force with an honorable dicharge or a general dicharge, i eligible for benefit, or ha exhauted benefit, under the federal Pot-9/11 Veteran Educational Aitance Act of 2008 or any other federal authorizing veteran educational benefit program, or 2.) the individual i an active duty military peron, or activated or temporarily mobilized National Guard member. To be eligible for the exemption, a dependent child mut be claimed a a dependent on an eligible veteran internal revenue ervice tax filing for the previou year. Additionally, a peron, or hi or her poue or dependent child, who ha moved into the tate of Iowa a the reult of military or civil order from the federal government, and the minor children of uch peron, are entitled to immediate Iowa reidency tatu. Change of Reidency Statu The tudent hall remain a non-reident for tuition purpoe unle the tudent change hi or her permanent reidence to the tate of Iowa and ubmit a Requet to Change Reidency Statu to the Regitrar. In order for the Requet to Change Reidency Statu to be conidered, an addre change mut be on file with the Record and Regitration Office. The Requet to Change Reidency Statu mut be ubmitted within the firt week of the term for which the change i ought. In order for the requet to be granted, the tudent mut alo ubmit a brief tatement explaining hi or her main purpoe in moving to the tate of Iowa, a well a three upporting document that include a date 90 day prior to the tart of the term for which the change i ought. A tudent who i in the tate of Iowa primarily for educational purpoe cannot be granted reidency tatu. Teting The Iowa Wetern Community College Teting Center proctor tet for propective, new, and current Iowa Wetern Community College tudent, including the COMPASS kill aement and admiion tet for pecific program. In addition, the Teting Center proctor a variety of other examination, including, but not limited to, tet for online coure, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tet, and Iowa Dental Board accreditation tet. Thee tet are adminitered to both Iowa Wetern Community College and non-iowa Wetern Community College tudent. Student may be charged a fee for proctoring ervice. Re-Tet Policy COMPASS core are ued for placement into Englih and math coure, and minimum core are required for admiion to ome program. Student may retake the COMPASS one time after waiting 30 day and paying a $15 retet fee. We recommend that you: (1) are within ten point of the cutoff for your deired coure or program requirement, or (2) have completed recent and relevant courework in high chool or college that doe not correlate with your COMPASS placement core. Recent courework i defined a high chool or college courework completed in the lat 12 month. We alo recommend that you bruh-up before teting by reviewing ample tet quetion and other reource.
9 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog After taking COMPASS twice, tudent mut complete relevant courework in order to be eligible for ubequent retet. Student mut pay the $15 retet fee for all additional retet and mut wait 30 day from the lat COMPASS tet date. RECORDS & REGISTRATION For the purpoe of thi catalog, regular-term clae are defined a ixteen-week clae that follow the emeter date on the Academic Calendar a approved by the Board of Trutee. Regitration Proce New tudent and returning tudent (tudent who have experienced a break in enrollment) are required to regiter for clae with the aitance of an Admiion Advior. Mot new, returning, and continuing tudent (tudent who have not experienced a break in enrollment) can regiter for clae online through Student Self Service in Iowa Wetern Community College online tudent portal, Reiver Online Campu (ROC). Aitance i available, and encouraged, through an aigned academic advior. Cla attendance i not permitted until the regitration proce ha been completed. Regitration date and intruction are available in ROC and at the Record and Regitration Office. Late Regitration Student have until the day before the tart of a term or eion to complete their initial regitration. To provide tudent with the bet chance to ucceed, tudent are not allowed to regiter once the term or eion ha begun regardle of whether or not the coure ha met. Thi policy applie to, but i not limited to, the fall and pring term, a well a all accelerated eion, including ummer and winterim. Change in Regitration Change in regitration include adding and dropping clae. Student can make change to their regitration online through Student Self Service in ROC through the firt week of a emeter. Student who wih to make change to their chedule after the firt week of the emeter mut complete a Change of Regitration form, ecure a ignature from their aigned advior, and then take the completed form to the Record and Regitration Office before the correlating deadline. A change in regitration i not official until it i received by the Record and Regitration Office. It i the reponibility of the tudent to ee that all form, with appropriate ignature, reach that office. Adding a Cla After initial regitration, tudent may add a regular-term day cla to their chedule through the firt week of the term, and they may add a regular-term night or weekend cla prior to the econd meeting of the cla. Deadline for adding all clae are poted online at and in ROC, and they are alo available at the Record and Regitration Office. Regular tuition and fee will be charged for all added clae. Dropping a Cla Student may drop a cla from their chedule any time up to the poted lat day to drop for the term in which the cla i cheduled. Specific drop date are poted online at and in ROC, and they are alo available at the Record and Regitration Office. Student who drop a cla before the term begin will diplay no activity for that cla on their trancript. Student who drop a cla after the term begin will diplay a grade of W for that cla on their trancript. Pleae refer to the Refund of Tuition and Fee ection of thi catalog for information regarding the financial impact of dropping a cla. Sixteen-week term: A tudent may drop a cla through the twelfth week of a ixteen-week term. Eight-week term: A tudent may drop a cla through the ixth week of an eight-week term. Interim clae: A tudent may drop an interim cla through threefourth of the length of the cla. Student who fail to drop by the aforementioned deadline mut remain enrolled in cheduled clae. Failure to attend cla once regitered doe not cancel regitration or tuition and fee. Failure to drop a cla will potentially reult in a failing grade being recorded on the tudent trancript. Official Withdrawal from College Withdrawing from college mean dropping all clae for which a tudent i regitered in any given emeter. Student who find it neceary to withdraw from college may do o through Student Self Service in ROC through the lat day to drop. Student who need to withdraw from college can alo complete a Withdrawal Form, ecure a ignature from their aigned advior, and then take the completed form to the Record and Regitration Office before the lat day to drop, a outlined above. Specific drop date are poted online at and in ROC, and they are alo available at the Record and Regitration Office. Student who withdraw from college before the emeter begin will diplay no activity for thoe clae on their trancript. Student who withdraw from college after the emeter begin will diplay a grade of W for thoe clae on their trancript. A withdrawal i not official until it i received by the Record and Regitration Office. It i the reponibility of the tudent to ee that all form, with appropriate ignature, reach that office. Student who regiter for clae but do not plan to attend mut do one of three thing prior to the firt day of the emeter in order to avoid being ubject to Adminitrative Withdrawal or potentially receiving failing grade: withdraw online through Student Self Service in ROC, complete a Withdrawal Form, or notify the Record and Regitration Office in writing. Failure to attend cla once regitered doe not cancel regitration. Student who fail to withdraw by the lat day to drop mut remain enrolled in cheduled clae. Failure to officially withdraw from college will potentially reult in failing grade being recorded on the tudent trancript. Pleae refer to the Refund of Tuition and Fee ection of thi catalog for information regarding the financial impact of withdrawing from college. Information i alo available in ROC. Medical Withdrawal from College A tudent who document medical reaon for withdrawing from clae will be permitted to withdraw from clae, with a W recorded on the trancript, beyond the official drop date. The tudent mut preent a document from an appropriate medical profeional citing the reaon for the required withdrawal. The document mut lit the date of the firt medical viit and the date the tudent will be permitted to return to regular clae. The requet for withdrawal mut be preented prior to the lat day of the emeter for which the withdrawal i deired. The tudent mut withdraw from all clae cheduled in the emeter of the requet. No refund will be given in the cae of a medical withdrawal.
10 10 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog Adminitrative Withdrawal The college may adminitratively withdraw a tudent at any point in a emeter or term, from a ingle cla or multiple clae, for reaon that include but are not limited to the following: non-attendance, non-payment, and violation of the tudent code of conduct. Adminitrative Withdrawal for Non-Attendance Student who are adminitratively withdrawn for non-attendance will be ubject to an Adminitrative Withdrawal Fee of $10.00 per regitered credit hour at the time of the withdrawal, and will not be charged tuition and college ervice fee. Student who are adminitratively withdrawn for non-attendance will not receive a grade and, therefore, will diplay no activity for thoe clae on their trancript. Student who are adminitratively withdrawn for nonattendance are eligible to regiter for clae in the current term or any ubequent term after paying their balance in full. However, they will not be eligible to re-enroll in the clae from which they were adminitratively withdrawn. Adminitrative Withdrawal for Non-Payment Student who are adminitratively withdrawn for non-payment will be ubject to an Adminitrative Withdrawal Fee of $10.00 per regitered credit hour at the time of the withdrawal, and will not be charged tuition and college ervice fee. Student who are adminitratively withdrawn for non-payment will receive a grade of W for thoe clae, which will diplay on their trancript. Student who wih to continue in clae from which they were withdrawn may re-enroll in thoe clae prior to the end of the emeter or term after making payment for full tuition and college ervice fee. Student who re-enroll in clae will receive a Re-enrollment Refund equal to one half of the aeed Adminitrative Withdrawal Fee. Adminitrative Withdrawal for Violation of the Student Code of Conduct Student who violate the tudent code of conduct are ubject to diciplinary anction, including but not limited to adminitrative withdrawal from a ingle cla or multiple clae, a well a the impoition of regitration retriction at the coure, dicipline, or program level. Regitration retriction may alo limit tudent acce to regiter for clae baed on the coure delivery method. Student who are adminitratively withdrawn for violation of the tudent code of conduct will be charged full tuition and fee for the clae from which they were adminitratively withdrawn. Student who are adminitratively withdrawn for violation of the tudent code of conduct will receive a grade of W for that cla or for thoe clae, which will diplay on their trancript. Eligibility to regiter for clae in ubequent term and eion will depend on the violation. Student who have been anctioned with a regitration retriction will have a regitration hold placed on their account, and they will be required to regiter for clae through the Record and Regitration Office after meeting with their aigned advior or deignated college official. Student who are eligible to regiter for clae in ubequent term or eion may do o after paying their balance in full. Some tudent will not be eligible to regiter for clae in ubequent term and eion. Repeating a Coure Student may repeat a coure a many time a they wih for an improved grade. However, tudent may not repeat a coure and then chooe the better of the grade. The mot recent grade will be ued to determine the cumulative grade point average, and only credit from the repeated coure will be counted toward graduation requirement. Academic Trancript Official trancript are provided at no charge and may be ordered through the Record and Regitration Office by ubmitting a Trancript Requet Form in one of four way: online through ROC, in peron, by mail, or by fax. No trancript of credit will be iued until all financial and other obligation to the College have been met. Official trancript are ent only to other intitution and employer. Trancript given or mailed to the tudent are unofficial and are tamped Student Copy. Retention of Student Record Iowa Wetern Community College retain the official academic record of enrollment and credit earned in the college credit program (trancript) in perpetuity. All other tudent enrollment document are detroyed three year after the tudent lat emeter of enrollment at the college. Student who believe there i an inaccuracy in their official academic record (trancript) mut notify the Record and Regitration Office immediately. After tudent enrollment document are detroyed, the official academic trancript cannot be changed. The trancript i the final, accurate record of academic accomplihment. Acce to Student Information Student right concerning acce to educational record are pelled out in Federal Public Law a amended by Public Law and in regulation publihed by the Department of Education. The law and regulation require educational intitution to: Provide tudent the opportunity to inpect their educational record. Provide tudent the opportunity to challenge through a hearing the content of their educational record if it i believed that they contain information that i inaccurate, mileading or in violation of the right of privacy. Grade are not ubject to challenge. Limit dicloure of information from the tudent record to thoe who have the tudent written conent or to official pecifically permitted within the law, uch a college official and under certain condition local, tate, and federal official. Student who wih to grant acce to their educational record may do o by ubmitting an Acce to Student Information Conent Form to the Record and Regitration Office. Acce i limited to the following element of the tudent educational record: cla chedule, trancript of final grade, and progre report. Acce i given only at the Record and Regitration Office and only when the peron preent photo identification. Under no circumtance will information be dicloed over the phone. The conent to releae information i valid for one year and may be revoked at any time by written requet from the tudent. Iowa Wetern Community College doe not publih a tudent directory, and the College doe not honor third-party requet for lit of tudent directory information except a required under the Federal Education Right and Privacy Act. The College may, upon requet, provide the following information: tudent name addre (including ) telephone number
11 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog date of birth program of tudy credit hour tatu participation in officially recognized activitie athletic team member weight and height date of attendance degree award received mot recent previou educational intitution attended Student who object to the dicloure of any of the above information may notify the Record and Regitration Office in writing. Student mut pecify which item hould not be releaed without their conent. Student may file a complaint with the Department of Education if they believe that their right under the law have been violated and if effort to reolve the ituation through Iowa Wetern Community College appeal channel have proven unatifactory. Student Self Service Student Self Service i an interactive web-baed tool that allow tudent to acce their academic information. All tudent can earch for available coure each emeter, and regiter for clae online. In addition, tudent can view official grade, print an unofficial trancript, view financial aid and billing information, print a cla chedule, run a program evaluation, and much more. Student have ecure acce to Student Self Service through Iowa Wetern Community College online portal, Reiver Online Campu (ROC). TUITION AND FEES Tuition and fee are aeed to a tudent account upon regitration. For the purpoe of thi catalog, regular-term clae are defined a ixteen-week clae that follow the emeter date on the Academic Calendar a approved by the Board of Trutee. Tuition Schedule Iowa Reident....$ per credit hour Non-Iowa Reident....$ per credit hour International Student..... $ per credit hour Fee Schedule College Service Fee...$14.00 per credit hour International Student Fee...$ per credit hour Adminitrative Withdrawal Fee...$10.00 per credit hour Firt Time Enrollment Fee...$25.00 Payment Plan Fee...$25.00 Late/Mied Payment Fee...$25.00 Additional fee may be aeed for other ervice, a well a for pecific program and coure. The Board of Trutee reerve the right to change the tuition and fee chedule at any time without prior notification to either applicant or tudent. Payment Arrangement Payment arrangement that cover the entire balance of a tudent account, including tuition, fee, campu houing, and meal plan, mut be made each emeter by the payment deadline. The payment deadline i poted online and i available at the Buine Office. Payment arrangement can be made by completing the Financial Aid application and award acceptance proce, by etting up the e-cahier automatic payment plan, or through a combination of thee two option. In addition, payment in full can be made through one of the following option: online through ecahier, over the phone with a debit card or credit card, through the mail with a check, or by going to the Cahier window and paying with cah, check, debit card, or credit card. The College reerve the right to adminitratively withdraw tudent who fail to make payment arrangement by the payment deadline. Student who fail to make payment arrangement by the Payment Deadline may be aeed a monthly Late/Mied Payment Fee until payment arrangement have been made. e-cahier Automatic Payment Plan Iowa Wetern Community College partner with a company called Nelnet to offer tudent the e-cahier Automatic Payment Plan to help them finance their education. The payment plan mut be et up every emeter by the payment deadline, and it i available under the following term and condition: the tudent mut have a balance of $200 or more; the payment plan mut be ued only for tuition, fee, book and upplie, campu houing, and meal plan; the tudent mut enroll in the plan online and pay a $25 fee; and the tudent mut make all payment intallment a cheduled. Specific date for payment are poted online and are available at the Cahier Window. The College reerve the right to adminitratively withdraw tudent who fail to meet the term and condition of the payment plan. Reiver Card Iowa Wetern Community College partner with a company called Higher One to offer tudent a college refund card with two choice for financial aid and tuition refund delivery: an Eay Refund to a OneAccount or a direct depoit to any bank account. All Iowa Wetern Community College tudent, except high chool tudent, who are enrolled in 6 or more credit, will receive a Reiver Card in their firt emeter of enrollment. The Reiver Card i not a credit card; it i the key for chooing a refund preference. The card in t active when tudent receive it. They mut viit com to activate the Reiver Card and elect a refund preference. If the tudent chooe to open a OneAccount, the Reiver Card will erve a hi or her debit card. If the tudent chooe not to open a OneAccount, the Reiver Card will not erve a hi or debit card; however, it i important that the tudent retain the card for the duration of hi or her enrollment at the College. Refund of Tuition and Fee Student who officially withdraw from college or drop clae before the firt calendar week of a regular term will be refunded all tuition and fee, including firt-time enrollment, college ervice, program, and coure fee. Student who withdraw from college or drop clae during the firt week of a regular term will be refunded all tuition and fee except the firt-time enrollment fee. Student who withdraw from college or drop clae during the econd week of a regular term will be refunded fifty percent of tuition a well a fifty percent of program and coure fee; neither college ervice fee nor the firt-time enrollment fee will be refunded. Even if a tudent add a cla in place of the one that i dropped, no fee will be refunded on the dropped cla. Student who withdraw from or drop clae after the econd week of a regular term will not be refunded any tuition or fee. Deadline for refund of tuition and fee for all term and eion are poted online at edu and in ROC, and they are alo available at the Record and Regitration Office.
12 12 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog FINANCIAL AID Iowa Wetern Community College provide financial aid to tudent needing help in financing their college education. Mot financial aid i awarded to tudent who demontrate financial need. Through coordination with federal and tate agencie, aitance i available in the form of grant, loan, and college work tudy. Application Procedure The tudent mut firt complete an Application for Admiion to Iowa Wetern Community College. Financial aid cannot be awarded until the tudent i accepted to a program of tudy leading to a degree, certificate, or diploma. The tudent mut then complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA i available online at and mut be completed in order for the college to determine eligibility for grant, loan, and college work tudy. Within a week of ubmitting the FAFSA, the tudent, a well a any college lited on the FAFSA, will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR ummarize the financial information the tudent entered on the FAFSA, and it i ued by the college to determine how much federal and tate aid to offer the tudent. The Financial Aid Office may be required to requet form and documentation from the tudent, uch a federal tax trancript, in order to determine eligibility. Finally, the tudent will receive a Financial Aid Award Notification, which i prepared and ent by the Iowa Wetern Community College Financial Aid Office. The Award Notification indicate all type of financial aid for which the tudent i eligible. If the tudent wihe to borrow from the loan program, the tudent will need to complete and return a Direct Loan Authorization form in addition to completing Loan Entrance Couneling and a Mater Promiory Note. Application Date The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be ubmitted anytime during the year. However, priority conideration will be given to application information received by the date below. Application information received after thee date i proceed only a funding allow. Student who want maximum conideration for financial aid hould apply early o the required information i received in the Financial Aid Office by the following date: Fall Semeter...May 1 Spring Semeter...November 1 Summer Term...March 1 The Financial Aid Office will make every effort to meet the financial need of each qualified tudent. The amount of aitance will depend on enrollment and eligibility criteria, a well a the availability of federal, tate, and other agency fund. Type of Financial Aid There are three major type of financial aid available: Grant, which are awarded on the bai of need and do not need to be repaid; Loan, which are awarded on the bai of need and/or eligibility and mut be repaid once the tudent leave college or doe not continue in college on at leat a half-time bai; and Employment (College Work Study), which i awarded on the bai of need and require work for paid wage. Source of Financial Aid include the State of Iowa and the United State Federal Government. Awarding Proce Each applicant will receive an Award Notification that indicate hi or her financial aid eligibility. Thi Award Notification will be ent only after requeted form and verification document have been received and reviewed, and eligibility ha been determined. Form and document required for verification, a determined by the Federal Government or the Iowa Wetern Community College Financial Aid Office, often include, but are not limited to, federal tax trancript, proof of citizenhip tatu, and proof of elective ervice regitration. Financial aid fund will be ued to pay tuition, fee, campu houing, meal plan, and book, in that order. Any balance of remaining fund will not be releaed directly to the tudent before the fourth week of cla. Balance will be releaed only after all intitutional bill have been paid in full. The e-cahier Automatic Payment Plan i available through the College Buine Office for tudent unable to pay their account balance at the beginning of the term. The e-cahier Automatic Payment Plan i alo available for tudent whoe financial aid award doe not cover their account balance. Eligibility In order to be eligible to receive Federal Student Aid, the tudent mut meet eligibility requirement. The tudent mut be a declared tudent, which i defined a a tudent who ha applied for admiion to a program of tudy offered by the College, ha met the requirement for admiion to the program, and been accepted into the program. The tudent mut alo be enrolled in an eligible program, which i defined a a program of tudy that admit declared tudent who are either high chool graduate or have received a high chool equivalency diploma. The eligible program mut alo offer a degree, diploma, or certificate. In addition, the tudent mut be enrolled in eligible coure. Only coure required for graduation from an eligible program will qualify for financial aid eligibility. The tudent may receive aid for repeated clae if a failing grade wa received or if a higher grade i needed to continue in the program of tudy. Non-credit clae do not qualify for aid eligibility, and credit received by tranfer or credit by exam, including CLEP, do not count a eligible coure for financial aid. Satifactory Academic Progre (SAP Policy) Iowa Wetern ha etablihed a Satifactory Academic Progre (SAP) Policy in accordance with federal financial aid regulation. Thee regulation require a tudent to move toward the completion of a degree, diploma or eligible certificate within an eligible program when receiving financial aid. Federal financial aid regulation tate that all period of enrollment count when aeing progre, regardle of whether or not aid wa received. Satifactory Academic Progre for financial aid recipient will be calculated after each term of attendance. Standard A required by federal financial aid regulation, IWCC SAP policy ha three tandard by which a tudent cumulative academic record mut be compared. To be conidered in compliance, tudent mut meet all three tandard outlined in the Financial Aid Standard of Academic Progre policy. Standard 1: Pace of Completion (Percentage of attempted credit hour completed) Student mut achieve a minimum pace. Pace i the percentage of total attempted credit hour that are completed. Pace i calculated by dividing the cumulative number of completed credit by the cumulative number of attempted credit. Student mut complete at leat 67% of total credit attempted. Grade of A, B, C, D and P are conidered earned for purpoe of financial aid. Grade of F, I, W, and Q are conidered unucceful.
13 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog Standard 2: Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) Student mut earn a minimum cumulative GPA of Standard 3: Maximum Time Frame Student mut complete a degree within 150% timeframe (i.e. Aociate degree of 64 credit mut be completed with 96 credit hour). Hour attempted are the um of all credit hour recorded at IWCC, all tranfer hour accepted for credit toward the applicable program of tudy, all developmental education credit, all ESL credit, and all coure paed by examination. All period of the tudent enrollment count, even period in which the tudent did not receive financial aid. A tudent will be aigned one of four tatue each emeter which determine a tudent eligibility for financial aid Good Standing The tatu given to a tudent who meet all three SAP tandard or who applie for financial aid for their firt emeter of attendance at IWCC. To remain in Good Standing, a tudent mut meet all three SAP tandard each term. Good Standing i a tatu which i eligible for financial aid. Warning The tatu aigned to a tudent after their firt term of not meeting the minimum Pace and or minimum cumulative GPA. Warning i a tatu which i eligible for financial aid. Termination The tatu aigned when a tudent ha two conecutive term of not meeting the Satifactory Academic Progre tandard. Student in Termination are not eligible for further financial aid. Probation The tatu aigned when a financial aid appeal ha been approved. Probation i a tatu which i eligible for financial aid. Treatment of the Following Type of Coure for Satifactory Academic Progre Audit coure Audit coure are ineligible for financial aid and do not count toward the number of attempted credit or the number of earned credit. They do count toward the degree completion time frame. Repeated coure Student may ue financial aid to repeat coure that were not uccefully completed (defined a a paing grade of a D or higher). Student may alo ue financial aid to repeat a uccefully completed coure one time. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) CLEP coure are ineligible for financial aid funding. The credit count a attempted and earned credit a well a toward the maximum credit limit but do not affect the Satifactory Academic Progre cumulative GPA. Tranfer coure Credit tranferred to IWCC from another intitution count a attempted and earned credit a well a toward the maximum time frame but do not affect the SAP cumulative GPA. Englih-a-a-Second Language (ESL) coure Student enrolled in ESL courework are placed in the Deciding ESL program which i not eligible for financial aid. Once a tudent ha completed ESL courework and ha changed to a program of tudy that i eligible for financial aid they will be ubject to the Satifactory Academic Progre policy. ESL coure may be counted in the calculation of Pace and Cumulative GPA. Developmental coure Student admitted into financial aid eligible program are eligible to receive federal aid for up to 30 developmental credit. Developmental credit count a attempted and earned credit a well a toward the maximum credit limit. They alo affect the Satifactory Academic Progre cumulative GPA. Dual Enrollment coure High chool tudent enrolled in IWCC coure that will apply toward their high chool graduation requirement and earn them credit at IWCC are not eligible for federal aid. When dual enrollment tudent graduate from high chool, enroll in financial aid eligible program at IWCC, and apply for financial aid, credit for IWCC coure taken under a dual enrollment program count a attempted and completed credit a well a toward the maximum credit limit. Thee credit alo affect the SAP cumulative GPA. Changing Major or Earning an Additional Degree Change of Major IWCC doe not limit the number of time a tudent may change their major. Additional Degree Once a tudent ha earned an academic credential (certificate, diploma, or aociate degree) at the college he or he may purue additional academic credential. The maximum timeframe tandard till applie. Once a tudent reache the maximum timeframe for their declared program of tudy they will be Terminated and an approved appeal i required to receive further financial aid. Student Notification Financial aid recipient will be notified of their tatu once SAP i calculated after the end of each term by a notice ent to their official IWCC . Reintatement of Good Standing A tudent can return to Good Standing by raiing their cumulative GPA to 2.00 or higher and their cumulative credit completion rate to 67% or higher a long a they have not reached or exceeded the maximum time frame for their program of tudy. Appeal Proce To regain eligibility for financial aid after Termination, a tudent be required to regain a cumulative 2.00 GPA and/or raie hi/her cumulative completion rate to 67% at hi/her own expene or complete a Financial Aid Satifactory Academic Progre Appeal form and Academic Improvement Plan (AIP). Circumtance for Appeal A tudent may ubmit a written appeal documenting extenuating/mitigating circumtance that prevented him/her from meeting minimum tandard. Extenuating circumtance that may be conidered include: peronal illne or accident, eriou illne or death within immediate family, or other circumtance beyond the reaonable control of the tudent. Filing an Appeal An appeal form i available on-line at In addition, appeal form are available at the Welcome Center. Financial Aid recipient will be allowed to appeal only once. An Academic Improvement Plan i required for all tudent a part of the appeal proce. The tudent will be directed to meet with an Enrollment Advior to develop an Academic Improvement Plan that mut be ubmitted with the appeal. After review by the SAP Committee, a written repone of the Committee deciion will be communicated to the tudent by a notice ent to their official IWCC . If approved, the tudent will have hi or her financial aid reintated, though they will remain on Probation for the next term. Student on Probation mut pa all
14 14 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog of their clae each emeter and achieve a 2.00 emeter GPA or they will go on Termination. Student mut follow the Academic Improvement Plan until their record meet the minimum SAP tandard. If a tudent fail to follow the Academic Improvement Plan, he/he will be placed on Termination after the next SAP review. Appeal of the SAP Committee Deciion Student who were denied an appeal may appeal the deciion of the SAP Committee to the Director of Financial Aid. The Director will review with an SAP Committee member and repond to the appeal within 72 hour from the date of receiving the appeal. The re-appeal mut have documentation that wa not part of the original appeal to the SAP Committee. The Director deciion of thi appeal i the final tep of the Financial Aid Appeal Proce. Return of Federal Financial Aid Fund Student who receive Title IV financial aid (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Direct loan) are ubject to federal return of Title IV fund tatute. Thee regulation apply to recipient of Title IV financial aid who completely withdraw from college or who top attending all clae during the enrollment period. The College mut determine the amount of Title IV financial aid the tudent earned and return the unearned aid to the repective federal financial aid program. Unearned aid will be returned to the federal program in the following order: Loan (Federal Unubidized Loan, Federal Subidized Loan, and Federal PLUS Loan), Grant (Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), and then other Title IV fund. The College mut return the fund a oon a poible but mut do o no later than 45 day after the College determine the withdrawal date or lat date of attendance. If a tudent officially withdraw from the college prior to completing 60% of the emeter, financial aid award will be adjuted accordingly and unearned aid will be returned to the appropriate federal financial aid program. If a tudent officially withdraw from the college after completing 60% or more of the emeter, no financial aid adjutment or return of fund i neceary. The percent of the emeter completed i baed on calendar day from the firt day of the emeter through the lat cheduled day of final. Thi include weekend and mid-emeter break of le than five day. Student who do not go through the official withdrawal proce will be treated a having attended through the midpoint of the emeter, unle the lat day of attendance can be documented. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Scholarhip Both intitutional and privately funded cholarhip are adminitered by Iowa Wetern Community College. Iowa Wetern Community College cholarhip are awarded on the bai of academic achievement, involvement and/or financial need, a well a the availability of fund. Iowa Wetern cholarhip opportunitie are available for new and continuing tudent, and tudent can apply for mot of them through a ingle application that i available online and in the Welcome Center at the Council Bluff campu. Upon completion of the application, tudent will be conidered for all available cholarhip. The priority deadline for conideration for the fall emeter i March 15, and priority deadline for conideration for pring emeter i November 15. Application remain on file for one academic year. All cholarhip recipient mut be a high chool graduate, or the equivalent, or have received a high chool equivalency diploma. More information regarding the availability of and application procedure for the variou cholarhip i available online. Veteran Service Iowa Wetern Community College i committed to aiting all tudent who are eligible to receive Veteran Adminitration educational entitlement. Staff member are available to ait in the application proce a well a any activity that i unique to Veteran Adminitration requirement. Inquirie concerning eligibility and pay hould be made directly to the Regional Veteran Adminitration Office ( ) by the tudent. Additional information i alo available at Vocational Rehabilitation Vocational Rehabilitation provide aitance through the area vocational rehabilitation office. The tudent mut contact the office for application information. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant program mut be determined to receive Vocational Rehabilitation aitance. Workforce Invetment Act Workforce Invetment Act fund, which can help pay for tuition a well a houing, tranportation, and childcare cot, may be available for tudent who meet the eligibility requirement of the Act. For more information and application material, pleae call (712) ACADEMIC INFORMATION Student Reponibility for Catalog Information Each tudent i reponible for the information contained within thi catalog. Failure to read the regulation will not be conidered ufficient reaon for noncompliance with uch regulation. The Board of Trutee of Iowa Wetern Community College reerve the right to revie and modify any curriculum, intructional program, and/or coure of tudy without prior notification of applicant or tudent. Such reviion and modification will apply to propective tudent and may be applicable to tudent currently enrolled. General Education Philoophy General education coure are an important component of the community college learning experience. General education impart common knowledge, promote intellectual inquiry, and timulate the examination of different perpective, thu enabling people to function effectively in a complex and changing world. General education i not excluively related to a tudent technical or profeional field but i the part of a degree or diploma program that prepare tudent to meet peronal, ocial, and lifelong learning need. At Iowa Wetern Community College, the goal of general education i to enhance the development of the individual into a reponible, undertanding, and productive citizen. The integration of career goal, with a knowledge of culture, ociety, global iue, and challenge, will prepare the tudent for hi or her place in the future. General education requirement will vary depending on whether the tudent i enrolled in an Aociate of Art, Aociate of Science, Aociate of General Studie, or Aociate of Applied Science de-
15 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog gree program, or a diploma or certificate program. Student hould refer to the degree requirement ection of the catalog for pecific requirement. Art and Science/College Tranfer Program All Art and Science college tranfer tudent mut elect a program of tudy, and they are encouraged to eek an Aociate Degree. Each program of tudy i deigned to provide the opportunity to explore in depth a pecific area of academic interet. The Aociate of Art and Aociate of Science degree are tranferable to four-year intitution. Each of the Art and Science program have been developed by the faculty in that pecific field and are to be ued a guideline for tudent planning and academic adviing. Career and Technical Program A career and technical program i a profeionally developed equence of learning experience deigned to prepare tudent for immediate entry into the workforce. Graduate of thee program receive certificate, diploma, or Aociate of Applied Science degree. Student enrolling in Career and Technical program are required to conult with the program chair to develop their individual program plan. In many intance, a carefully developed program plan provide for tranferability of coure leading to a Bachelor degree. Academic Load Twelve or more credit hour i conidered full-time tatu for the fall and pring emeter. Six credit hour or more i full-time for the ummer eion. The normal coure load for a tudent expecting to graduate with an Aociate in Art, Aociate in Science, or Aociate in General Studie degree i 16 credit hour per emeter. Student in Career and Technical program mut follow the approved curriculum. Student are limited in the number of hour they may carry. In the fall and pring emeter, tudent in Art and Science program may take up to 20 hour, and tudent in Career and Technical program may take up to 21 hour. In the ummer term, all tudent are limited to 12 hour. Thi limitation i intended to help the tudent, and, if good cholarhip i demontrated, a petition for increaed load may be granted in ubequent term. Student who wih to petition for an academic overload hould meet with an Enrollment Advior in the Adviing and Academic Succe department. Academic Claification A tudent academic claification i determined by the number of emeter credit hour of academic credit he or he ha earned. A tudent who ha earned 1 through 32 credit i claified a a frehman, and a tudent who ha earned 33 or more credit hour i claified a a ophomore. Attendance Policy Attendance will be taken and recorded for every cla meeting. Intructor are reponible for developing and implementing their own ytem and form for recording cla attendance that can be checked and verified by ource from both on and off campu. Thee include, but are not limited to, Iowa Wetern Community College Student Service Peronnel, the Veteran Adminitration, federal, tate, county, private human ervice agencie, and cholarhip granting organization. Thi policy i ubject to the limitation a outline in The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act. Academic Standard It i the policy of Iowa Wetern Community College to promote academic progre for each individual tudent. To encourage each tudent to trive for the highet academic achievement of which he or he i capable, the following policy ha been adopted: A tudent who ha attempted ix or more emeter hour of academic credit i required to maintain a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.0. A tudent who fail to maintain thi average will not be in Good Academic Standing at the College for the following emeter. If the grade point i not at leat 2.0 at the concluion of the following emeter, the tudent may be placed on academic upenion. A tudent who earn at leat 2.0 GPA for an academic emeter may avoid upenion even though he or he i not in Good Academic Standing until the cumulative GPA reache 2.0. A tudent who i academically upended from the College may not reenroll in Iowa Wetern Community College unle he or he ha written permiion from the Vice Preident of Academic Affair. Thi policy i independent of Financial Aid Satifactory Academic Progre Criteria. Arranged Coure Study Student may enroll in a coure on an individual bai with pecial permiion of the appropriate Diviion Dean and the Vice Preident of Academic Affair. Normally, thi will only be permitted when a pecific coure ha not been cheduled during the emeter or when a eriou chedule conflict ha occurred. Independent Study Student may enroll in an independent tudy coure for no more than three credit after completing ix credit hour in the ubject area. A maximum of ix credit of independent tudy may be ued to meet degree requirement. An intereted tudent mut meet with the intructor and ubmit a detailed decription of the approved project at leat one week prior to regitering for the coure. Thi type of coure involve a pecific educational project in a pecial interet area. The tudent work under the direction of a faculty member in the appropriate department. Final approval i required of the appropriate Diviion Dean and the Vice Preident of Academic Affair. Audit Coure Study Audit enrollment in coure provide tudent the opportunity to attend cla a a noncredit participant. A tudent may enroll in any coure on an audit bai. Audit enrollment require that the tudent and intructor agree about what portion of the coure the tudent plan to audit and the requirement the intructor ha about the tudent cla attendance and participation in cla work. If the tudent fulfill the agreement for the audit, he or he will receive the ymbol of N (Audit) for the coure and it will be entered on the tudent academic trancript. If the tudent doe not fulfill the audit agreement, the Record and Regitration Office, upon requet of the intructor, will delete the coure from entry on the tudent academic trancript. The audit enrollment ymbol carrie no credit or grade point value and i not eligible for tudent financial aid. With the permiion of the intructor and the Record and Regitration Office, a tudent
16 16 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog may change from credit enrollment tatu to audit tatu through the twelfth week of the emeter or comparable ummer emeter period. Regitration procedure and fee are the ame a for regular cla enrollment. Cooperative Education/Internhip Program Student may earn and apply up to eight emeter hour of cooperative education and/or internhip credit toward a degree or diploma. Cooperative Education Thi program enable tudent to participate in period of off-campu work experience cloely related to claroom theory and educational goal. Cooperative Education tudent may or may not be paid for their ervice, depending on an agreement between employer and tudent. Cooperative Education tem from the principle that the vat world of experience ha a lot to offer tudent and can enhance claroom learning. Work experience contribute to the development of poitive work habit uch a honety, punctuality, courtey, cooperative attitude, and willingne to learn. Some work experience may modify idea and plan concerning career choice. All Cooperative Education coure require approval of the program chair. In addition, the tudent mut have uccefully completed a minimum of twenty emeter hour toward their degree and have achieved a grade point average of 2.0 or greater. Internhip Thi program enable tudent to participate in period of offcampu work experience cloely related to claroom theory and educational goal. Student participating in the internhip may or may not be paid for their experience, depending on the agreement between employer and tudent. The internhip provide the opportunity for the tudent to enhance hi or her education by gaining actual work experience in hi or her program of tudy. The experience contribute to the development of poitive work habit uch a honety, punctuality, courtey, cooperative attitude, and willingne to learn. Technical kill are enhanced. All internhip coure require approval of the program chair. Student mut have uccefully completed a minimum of twenty emeter hour in their program and have achieved a grade point average of 2.0 or greater. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Student may earn credit and apply up to twenty emeter hour toward an Aociate of Art, Aociate of Science, or Aociate of General Studie degree by uccefully paing pecified ubjectmatter tet of the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Reult of CLEP tet are ent directly to the tudent after being cored but are not recorded on an Iowa Wetern Community College trancript until uch time that the tudent regiter and create a permanent record. Information and detail regarding the CLEP program may be obtained online or in the Admiion and Record department. Credit by Examination An Iowa Wetern Community College tudent may, by requeting and receiving approval of the appropriate Diviion Dean, apply to challenge an Iowa Wetern Community College coure for which there i no College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tet. Credit received by examination hall be ued to fulfill Iowa Wetern Community College degree requirement. A coure may be challenged by examination one time only. A coure may not be challenged if the tudent ha already received a grade in the coure at Iowa Wetern Community College. A atifactorily challenged coure will receive a grade ymbol of T on the tudent permanent record. There will be a fee for examination and recording ervice that i indexed to the number of credit hour in the challenged cla. Student challenging coure are hereby given notice that credit awarded by examination may not be honored for tranfer by ubequent intitution. Military Service School Credit If you have attended military ervice chool, you may be eligible for credit that will apply to your degree or certificate. The Joint Service Trancript, publihed by the American Council of Education, i ued a the guide for uch credit evaluation and i awarded, where appropriate, by the Regitrar. Military Science Iowa Wetern Community College offer Air Force Reerve Officer Training Corp coure through the Univerity of Nebraka at Omaha and Army Reerve Officer Training Corp coure through Creighton Univerity. Iowa Communication Network (ICN) Iowa Wetern Community College offer coure over the ICN, an interactive technology that allow college credit clae to be televied acro our ditrict. The fiber optic ite include the Council Bluff campu, Clarinda Center, Ca County Center (Atlantic), Shelby County Center (Harlan), and high chool throughout Southwet Iowa. The ICN provide opportunitie to enroll in college credit clae without having to travel great ditance. Online Coure Iowa Wetern Community College offer a variety of coure and degree delivered entirely online. Online coure allow Iowa Wetern Community College to deliver convenient education to citizen locally, regionally and around the world. Iowa Wetern Community College deliver online clae through Reiver Online Campu (ROC), Iowa Wetern Community College tudent portal. Online coure give tudent the utmot in flexibility and convenience. More information regarding online coure offered at Iowa Wetern Community College i available online. Hybrid Coure Iowa Wetern Community College offer hybrid coure in recognition of ongoing change in education and technology. Student in hybrid coure till pend time in the claroom; however, a portion of the required claroom time i upplanted with elf-guided learning activitie, uually through the ue of technology, including, but not limited to, online intruction. Thee coure provide the flexibility of elf-guided learning without loing the peronal connection of face-to-face intruction. Interim Seion Coure Iowa Wetern Community College offer at leat one interim eion, lating approximately two week, each academic year. Since the number of day that contitute an interim eion varie from year to year, o too will the number of actual hour pent in cla. Coure content will be delivered in a manner conducive to learning for the length of the eion.
17 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog Service-Learning and Community Service Service-learning, community ervice activitie, and civic engagement are eential component of the comprehenive education Iowa Wetern Community College provide it tudent. Iowa Wetern Community College offer a variety of way for tudent to learn how to become active citizen in both the local community and in our larger divere global ociety. Iowa Wetern Community College tudent participate in ervice-learning project connected to coure, provide valuable community ervice for local nonprofit organization, and are encouraged to become active in civic iue. Faculty and taff, in partnerhip with repreentative of nonprofit community organization, deign ervice-learning project baed on two main objective: 1. Meeting community need, which help trengthen the community. 2. Advancing the tudent undertanding of pecific coure content and related civic learning objective. Strong reflective component are built into the coure not only to help tudent conider relationhip between their ervice and the coure curriculum but alo to help tudent conider the impact their ervice ha on their peronal value and profeional goal. There are more than one hundred nonprofit agencie in Council Bluff and the urrounding area that utilize volunteer on a regular bai. There are a number of coure in a variety of dicipline at Iowa Wetern Community College that include a ervice-learning component within their curriculum. Coure Numbering Sytem Beginning with the 2006 Fall emeter, Iowa Wetern Community College converted to a tatewide common coure numbering ytem. The Iowa community college developed a ytematic numbering ytem for all credit coure offered by Iowa community college. The goal of the numbering ytem i to facilitate tranfer and articulation procee for community college tudent in Iowa. Other college differ in their curriculum requirement. Student anticipating tranfer to another intitution are encouraged to plan a program of tudy in accordance with the degree requirement of the intitution to which they plan to tranfer. The evaluation of credit for tranfer i alway made by the accepting intitution. Student receiving le than a grade of C in any coure may experience difficulty in tranferring uch credit to another intitution. All coure in Art and Science program are conidered to be tranferable to other intitution. Career and Technical coure are deigned to prepare tudent for a pecific occupation and are not necearily deigned to be tranferable. However, Iowa Wetern Community College ha tranfer agreement for Career and Technical coure with everal intitution. Unit of Credit The emeter hour i the baic unit of credit of Iowa Wetern Community College. A emeter hour of credit uually repreent one hour of cla work or two to four hour of laboratory work each week for a emeter, although variation from thi tandard i poible in ome coure. Grading Sytem The grading ytem ued at Iowa Wetern Community College i tated below. A Indicate uperior work and excellent progre. B Indicate work and progre above the average tandard. C Indicate work and progre that meet the average tandard. D Indicate work and progre below the average tandard. F Indicate work and progre below the minimum tandard. I Indicate that coure requirement have not been completed. (Thi grade mut be completed by the following emeter or the I will revert to an F, unle the intructor and tudent requet that the Record and Regitration Office extend the time limit.) W Indicate withdrawal from the coure. Grade i not calculated in grade point average. T Indicate credit by exam. N Indicate audit of a coure no credit granted. X Repeated coure. (Ued prior to Fall 2003.) P Pa. Q No credit no pa. R Required no credit. L Laboratory. OG On-going coure. Pa/No Pa Coure Grading Policy Iowa Wetern Community College offer a limited number of coure that can be taken on a pa/no pa bai. In order for a coure to be conidered pecifically for pa/no pa grading, it mut be deignated a a pa/no pa through curriculum action and noted in the coure decription in the college catalog. The grade award for pa/no pa coure hall be: P - Pa Q - No pa/no credit Credit earned through coure work a P-Pa hall count toward the total number of credit earned by the tudent while enrolled at Iowa Wetern Community College. However, no numerical value i aigned to a P-Pa grade. P-Pa coure grade are not ued in calculating the tudent term or cumulative grade point average. Grade Point Sytem A grade ytem i ued to compute a tudent grade point average. The numerical value aigned to each grade i a follow: Each emeter hour of A = 4 point Each emeter hour of B = 3 point Each emeter hour of C = 2 point Each emeter hour of D = 1 point Each emeter hour of F = 0 point A tudent grade point average i computed a follow: 1. For each coure, multiply the credit earned by the numerical value of the grade received in that coure. 2. Compute the um of all grade point received for all coure. 3. Divide the total grade point by the number of credit attempted. Diregard the credit attempted for any coure in which an I, T, W, P, Q, or N mark wa received. High School Articulation Student may earn college credit for an Iowa Wetern Community College program by demontrating knowledge and kill while in a high chool Career and Technical program. Local high chool
18 18 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog intructor and Iowa Wetern Community College intructor have mutually agreed upon the competencie (knowledge and kill) and level of performance tranferable between elect high chool program and Iowa Wetern Community College program. Advantage to tudent include the elimination of duplication of intruction, increaed educational opportunitie, and reduction of college cot and time of completion. Intereted tudent hould contact high chool counelor or high chool Career and Technical intructor to determine eligibility. Tranfer of Credit from Other Intitution Iowa Wetern Community College will accept the credit awarded to a tudent who ha done ucceful work, defined a a C or higher, at a regionally accredited college or univerity. A grade of C or higher i required for the credit to tranfer, however, only the credit will be tranferred. Grade for tranfer credit will not affect the tudent cumulative grade average and will not appear on the tudent Iowa Wetern Community College trancript. Coure taken for pa/fail or atifactory/unatifactory grade may only be tranferred if the pa or atifactory grade i equivalent to at leat a C or higher. All acceptable college credit will be evaluated by the Regitrar and then tranfer credit applicable to the tudent program of tudy will be awarded. Thi tranfer credit information will be available upon requet during the initial term of enrollment. The College will accept a maximum of ixteen emeter hour of Career and Technical credit from another regionally accredited intitution a elective credit only toward the Aociate in Art or the Aociate in Science degree. The College will accept a maximum of thirty emeter hour of Career and Technical credit a elective credit only toward the Aociate of General Studie degree. Official trancript mut be ent directly from the intitution where credit wa earned to the Iowa Wetern Community College Record and Regitration Office. It i the reponibility of the tudent to have international trancript tranlated into Englih and evaluated by World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluator (ECE). Record ubmitted to the College a part of the admiion procedure become part of the official file and cannot be returned to the tudent or forwarded to another intitution. Iowa Wetern Community College cannot guarantee how other college may treat the acceptance of tranfer credit. Honor Roll All full-time tudent who earn a emeter grade point average of 3.5 or above will be lited on the college honor roll. Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa Student who have uccefully completed a minimum of twelve credit hour toward an Aociate degree and who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above will be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. Thi national honor ociety initiate tudent during the fall and pring emeter of each year. PTK graduate are eligible to wear the PTK gold tole and tael at graduation. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Meeting Graduation Requirement It i the reponibility of the tudent to know and to oberve the requirement of hi or her curriculum and the rule governing academic work. Although the advior will attempt to help the tudent make wie deciion, the final reponibility for meeting thee requirement for graduation ret with the tudent. In thoe intance where a tudent receive information from an advior that might have an impact upon graduation requirement or application of credit toward graduation, the tudent i advied to ecure uch commitment in writing. It i further advied that uch commitment be retained by the tudent until the equence of event i uch that it would be no longer neceary to demontrate the etablihment of uch a commitment. It i recommended that tudent have their credit evaluated for graduation by the Regitrar two emeter before actual graduation. Thi i to enure all graduation requirement will have been met by the time the tudent plan to graduate. Continuou Enrollment Policy Graduation requirement in effect at the time of a tudent initial enrollment will remain in effect a long a the tudent i continuouly enrolled at Iowa Wetern Community College. Continuou enrollment i defined a conecutive fall and pring term, and i ubject to a five-year limitation. If change occur in graduation requirement ubequent to initial enrollment, the tudent may elect to graduate under the mot recent requirement. A tudent mut atify the mot recent requirement if a break in enrollment in the College for two or more conecutive emeter occur. Student who elect to change their major mut atify requirement in effect at the time of the change. Dual Degree/Multiple Degree A tudent who ha met the requirement for an Aociate degree at Iowa Wetern Community College mut complete a minimum of eighteen additional emeter hour at Iowa Wetern Community College for a econd Aociate degree and an additional eighteen emeter hour for each ucceive Aociate degree. The tudent mut meet all degree requirement a pecified by each program. The tudent mut ubmit a new Application for Graduation for each degree, even when the tudent wihe to have them conferred at the ame time. Honorary Degree The purpoe of the Honorary Aociate degree i to recognize individual in the community who have ditinguihed themelve through their profeional career or who have made an outtanding contribution to the college or the community. Honorary degree are awarded to individual in the following categorie: l l l Alumni who have achieved ignificant ucce in their peronal and public live; Individual from within the college ervice area who have contributed ignificantly to the progre and development of the college; and Citizen who have contributed ignificantly to the progre and development of Iowa Wetern Community College. Individual are not eligible for thi award if they are currently employed by the college or erving on the Board of Trutee. A eparation from uch employment or ervice of at leat two year i a prerequiite for eligibility. Recommendation for uch honorary degree hall be made to the Preident and approval granted by the Preident and hi Cabinet prior to the award being made.
19 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog Graduation Application and Automatic Graduation Student who plan to earn a degree, diploma, or certificate hould ubmit a graduation application at the beginning of the term in which they plan to complete all requirement. At the concluion of the fall, pring and ummer term, a well a the winter interim eion, the Record and Regitration Office will verify final grade, and then tudent who have completed graduation requirement for their program of tudy will be marked a graduate on their official trancript. Student who do not meet all requirement for graduation will be promptly notified by the Record and Regitration Office, at which time a new coure of action for degree attainment will be recommended. In addition, at the concluion of the fall, pring and ummer term, a well a the winter interim eion, the Record and Regitration Office will identify tudent who have met graduation requirement for a degree, diploma and/or certificate, and will automatically graduate uch tudent, even though no application for graduation wa ubmitted and regardle of the major on file. Thee tudent will be marked a graduate on their official trancript, and they will be notified of their repective award. Commencement Iowa Wetern Community College conduct three commencement ceremonie each year. At the Council Bluff campu, fall commencement i held in December, pring commencement i held in May, and ummer commencement i held in late July or early Augut. A pring commencement ceremony i alo held at the Clarinda Center in May. Although voluntary, participation in commencement i trongly encouraged. In order to participate, tudent mut ubmit an application for graduation and indicate on that application their intention to participate, or otherwie notify the Record and Regitration Office of their intention to participate. Participation doe not guarantee that tudent will officially graduate, a final grade are not verified and final audit are not conducted until after the ceremony. Diploma Diploma are mailed to the tudent addre on file within four week of the concluion of the term in which tudent graduate, after final grade are recorded and the Regitrar ha verified that all requirement for graduation have been atified. Diploma are not preented at the commencement ceremony. All financial obligation to the college mut be met before the college will releae a tudent diploma. A tudent may order a replacement diploma by notifying the Record and Regitration Office; the cot for the replacement hall be the tudent reponibility and it mut be paid before a replacement will be ordered. Graduation with Honor Any graduate who ha attained a cumulative grade point average of hall be graduated with Honor. A graduate who ha attained a cumulative grade point average of hall be graduated with High Honor. Graduate who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or above hall be graduated with Highet Honor. Honor will be recognized on the official academic trancript. Graduation Requirement Iowa Wetern Community College i authorized by the State of Iowa to grant the following degree, diploma, and certificate upon atifactory completion of a pecific curriculum or degree program. Aociate of Art (in effect Fall 2012) Candidate for thi degree mut: A. Complete a minimum of 64 emeter hour of academic credit of which at leat 50% or the lat 20 emeter hour hall be in reidence. B. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. C. Select a major or program that will be recognized on the tudent official trancript. D. Complete the following minimum requirement: Communication 9 credit Coure mut include Compoition I, Compoition II, and one Speech coure, either Public Speaking or Interperonal Communication. Social Science 9 credit Coure mut be elected from Anthropology, Economic, Geography, Hitory, Political Science, Pychology, and Sociology. Science and Mathematic 10 credit Coure mut include a minimum of four credit hour of laboratory cience and a minimum of three credit hour of mathematic. Coure mut be elected from Biology, Chemitry, Environmental Science, Mathematic, Phyical Science, and Phyic; all mathematic coure mut be elected from MAT Humanitie 9 credit Coure mut be elected from Art, Cultural Studie, Film and Theatre, Foreign Language, Humanitie, Literature, General Muic, Philoophy, and Religion. Ditributed Requirement 3 credit Coure mut be elected from Communication, Social Science, Science and Mathematic, and Humanitie. General Elective 24 credit Coure may include up to 16 emeter hour of career/technical coure. Diverity Requirement 3 credit* Coure mut be elected from the following: ANT 105, FLS 141, FLS 142, FLS 241,FLS 242, GEO 121, HIS 253, HIS 257, ITP 125, ITP 130, LIT 130, LIT 134, LIT 190, MGT 195, MKT 190, MUS 205, POL 121, REL 101, SOC 198, SOC 200, SOC 210, and SPC 120. *The Diverity Requirement doe not increae the number of credit required for graduation; the coure taken to fulfill the diverity requirement will alo fulfill requirement in Social Science, Humanitie, Ditributed Requirement or General Elective. Additional Recommendation: A. Candidate for the A.A. degree are encouraged to complete a foreign language coure. B. Student are encouraged to check with the tranfer intitution when electing coure to enure a eamle a tranition to a four-year intitution a poible.
20 20 Iowa Wetern Community College General Catalog Aociate of Science (in effect Fall 2012) Candidate for thi degree mut: A. Complete a minimum of 64 emeter hour of academic credit of which at leat 50% or the lat 20 emeter hour hall be in reidence B. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. C. Select a major or program that will be recognized on the tudent official trancript. D. Complete the following minimum requirement: Communication 9 credit Coure mut include Compoition I, Compoition II, and one Speech coure, either Public Speaking or Interperonal Communication. Humanitie and Social Science 9 credit Coure mut be elected from Art, Cultural Studie, Film and Theatre, Foreign Language, Humanitie, Literature, General Muic, Philoophy, Religion, Anthropology, Economic, Geography, Hitory, Political Science, Pychology, and Sociology. Science and Mathematic 20 credit Coure mut include a minimum of four credit hour of laboratory cience and a minimum of three credit hour of mathematic. Coure mut be elected from Biology, Chemitry, Environmental Science, Mathematic, Phyical Science, and Phyic; all mathematic coure mut be elected from MAT Ditributed Requirement 3 credit Coure mut be elected from Communication, Humanitie and Social Science, and Science and Mathematic. General Elective 23 credit Coure may include up to 16 emeter hour of career/technical coure. Diverity Requirement 3 credit* Coure mut be elected from the following: ANT 105, FLS 141, FLS 142, FLS 241,FLS 242, GEO 121, HIS 253, HIS 257, ITP 125, ITP 130, LIT 130, LIT 134, LIT 190, MGT 195, MKT 190, MUS 205, POL 121, REL 101, SOC 198, SOC 200, SOC 210, and SPC 120. *The Diverity Requirement doe not increae the number of credit required for graduation; the coure taken to fulfill the diverity requirement will alo fulfill requirement in Humanitie and Social Science, Ditributed Requirement or General Elective. Additional Recommendation: A. Candidate for the A.S. degree are encouraged to complete a computer cience coure. B. Student are encouraged to check with the tranfer intitution when electing coure to enure a eamle a tranition to a four-year intitution a poible. Aociate of General Studie (in effect Fall 2012) Candidate for thi degree mut: A. Complete a minimum of 64 emeter hour of a c a d e m i c credit of which at leat 50% or the lat 20 emeter hour hall be in reidence B. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. C. Select a major or program that will be recognized on the tudent official trancript. D. Complete the following minimum requirement: Communication 9 credit Coure mut be elected from: ENG 105, ENG 106, ENG 110, ENG 111, SPC 112, and SPC 122. Social Science 9 credit Coure mut be elected from Anthropology, Economic, Geography, Hitory, Political Science, Pychology, and Sociology. Science and Mathematic 7 credit Coure mut include a minimum of four credit hour of laboratory cience and at leat one mathematic coure from MAT Coure mut be elected from Biology, Chemitry, Environmental Science, Mathematic, Phyical Science, and Phyic. Humanitie 6 credit Coure mut be elected from Art, Cultural Studie, Film and Theatre, Foreign Language, Humanitie, Literature, General Muic, Philoophy, and Religion. Ditributed Requirement 3 credit Coure mut be elected from Communication, Humanitie and Social Science, and Science and Mathematic. General Elective 30 credit Coure may include up to 30 emeter hour of career/technical coure. Diverity Requirement 3 credit* Coure mut be elected from the following: ANT 105, FLS 141, FLS 142, FLS 241,FLS 242, GEO 121, HIS 253, HIS 257, ITP 125, ITP 130, LIT 130, LIT 134, LIT 190, MGT 195, MKT 190, MUS 205, POL 121, REL 101, SOC 198, SOC 200, SOC 210, and SPC 120. *The Diverity Requirement doe not increae the number of credit required for graduation; the coure taken to fulfill the diverity requirement will alo fulfill requirement in Social Science, Humanitie, or General Elective. The Aociate in General Studie degree allow tudent to combine a core of baic coure with a program that can be cutomized to their academic goal. Thi degree may be appropriate for thoe tudent undecided about future educational or career goal. However, becaue of the flexibility of thi degree, it may not fulfill requirement for tranfer to a four year intitution. Student hould work cloely with their advior for program planning aitance.
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