1 IS ONLINE LA ROCHE RIGHT FOR YOU? As an online student you received the same respected education you d receive in the traditional classroom, but you do it on your own time, anywhere you can find an Internet connection. Studies show that online students are further engaged in their virtual classrooms, as social barriers are reduced. Critical thinking skills are enhanced through posted responses to class discussions and demonstrate the understanding of course material through typed responses. The best way to know if Online La Roche is for you is to actually participate in an online course. The questions below do not guarantee success in learning via a virtual classroom; however, a yes response to the inquiries will offer some insight into the necessities to acquire knowledge, actively participate, and enjoy your online learning experience. Do you have access to a computer and the Internet? Can you work independently? Are you self-motivated, organized, and disciplined? Do you enjoy working on a computer? Are you disciplined to block out quality time, approximately 4-6 hours per week, to participate in your online classroom and submit assignments? Are you able to understand written instructions? Are you comfortable in your knowledge of terms, such as uploading, downloading, file attachments, ing, Internet, hardware, software, and flash drives? Are you accountable to assignment deadlines? Do you enjoy reading and possess strong written and critical thinking skills? Are you comfortable in sharing ideas and learning from others in an online discussion forum?
2 What is learned in online courses is in direct proportion to what the student puts into it. Online courses can be very demanding. In these courses there is no substitute for effort and the ability to work independently. The successful online student is goal-oriented, directed, disciplined, independent, motivated and organized. Since 19??, La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA has helped working adults and others reach their educational and professional goals. For more information on online learning please visit Here s what you need to take an online class: An active La Roche account Computer with Internet access Browser Anti-virus software Blackboard and Online System Requirements Technical support The La Roche College Student Help Desk assists online students and provides support for network accounts, , Blackboard, electronic database resources and other online student technical issues. The Student Help Desk can be contacted through and phone. THIS ONE NOT NEEDED INFO WILL BE ON INSIDE OF POCKET. La Roche College
3 WELCOME TO ONLINE LA ROCHE Dear Prospective Online Student: Thank you for your interest in La Roche College s Online Programs. Your educational pursuits are a vital decision and we are pleased you have taken the time to explore La Roche. Why do online students choose La Roche College? Transfer of Credits: Whether course by course or through an articulation agreement, your credits will put you well on your way towards completing your bachelor degree online. Academic Offerings: Ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the best liberal-arts colleges in the region, we have several degree completion programs that are professionally or regionally accredited and can be completed online. Online Support Services: We offer the very best in online student support services, ranging from electronic resources to our in-house Student Help Desk. Affordability: You don t have to pay more for a quality education. Our transfer scholarships or program discounts are generous and recognize your abilities and intentions as an online student. Please take a moment to review the enclosed information and call or if you have any questions or would like to discuss our online programs. I can be reached at (412) or by , At La Roche College, we re here to provide you with a seamless transition to an educational experience that you can truly enjoy. We look forward to assisting you in furthering your education at La Roche College and hope to hear from you soon. Warm regards, Judy Dahlbeck Counselor, Transfer Admissions Coordinator, Online Learning laroche.edu/online-learning
4 INDIVIDUAL ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS Make the most of life and your professional goals Stimulating, insightful and respected CORE courses and general electives are yours to take at La Roche College online, at your own pace. Our flexible scheduling fits with your busy lifestyle. Plus, you can take courses one or more at a time as your schedule allows, as long as you have an Internet connection and a computer. Online La Roche course offerings include (but are not limited to) classes in the following areas: Administration & Management Aesthetics Algebra Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics English Finance History Information Technology Literature Marketing Philosophy Political Science Probability & Statistics Religion Sociology Technical Writing Online courses are offered in several different formats to include accelerated 8-week sessions. La Roche College
5 Complete your undergraduate degree online La Roche College offers a number of Bachelor Degree Completion Programs that are transfer friendly and can be completed online: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) The LEAD (Leadership and Administrative Development) program is designed with the needs of the adult student in mind. In as little as 19 months, you can earn a Bachelor of Science. Once you earn your degree, you ll be poised to compete in a 21st-century economy and pursue a career in business or management. With LEAD, you focus on writing, research methods, organizational behavior, information technology, human resources administration and communications. You ll enroll in our intensive 30-credit program and take nine consecutive courses over a 19-month period. You ll work in cohorts with people who come from similar professional backgrounds. The LEAD program is designed for the working adult that has already completed some college coursework. The LEAD major consists of 30 credits towards a total of 120 credits to earn your degree. In some situations, La Roche can accept up to 90 transfer credits to fulfill your remaining requirements.
6 Ways to meet any remaining requirements are: Traditional or accelerated courses from La Roche College College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), a standardized multiple choice test for various subject areas Credits earned through Credit For Life Experience Challenge Exams LEAD (Leadership and Administrative Development) To successfully complete the LEAD Program, the following course work is required: 30 Credits LEAD Requirements: LEAD3001 Dynamics of Teams LEAD3051 Information Literacy Skills LEAD3056 Management and Financial Analysis LEAD3061 Macro Organizational Behavior LEAD4001 Leadership and Ethics LEAD4021 Communicating Change LEAD4031 HR Concepts & Negotiations LEAD4056 Global Thinking & E-commerce LEAD4061 Capstone Project 27 Credits CORE Requirements: ENGL1011 College Writing I MATH1010 College Algebra COMMXXXX Community Focus course GLBLXXXX Global Perspective course Aesthetics History Literature Philosophy/Religion Science La Roche College
7 Complete your undergraduate degree online La Roche College offers a number of Bachelor Degree Completion Programs that are transfer friendly and can be completed online: BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MEDICAL IMAGING If you are currently a certified Radiologic Technologist, the Bachelor of Arts in Medical Imaging degree completion program is for you. You benefit from the automatic transfer of 60 credits for your current ARRT or RDMS certification, and you have the opportunity to transfer in an additional 30 credits, leaving you with just 10 courses to complete the program, either online or in class. This program prepares students for an upward career in Medical Imaging including, but not limited to, radiography, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. A student must have completed an approved program in one of these areas.
8 To successfully complete the Medical Imaging program, the following coursework is required:: Current RT or RDMS Certification (60 credits) 21 credits Liberal Arts Requirements ADMG100 Intro to Administration & Management ADMGXXXX Any ADMG Elective ADMGXXXX Any ADMG Elective MATH1040 Probability and Statistics PSYC1021 Intro to Psychology ADMG3024 Professional Presentation OR SPCH1001 Modern Public Speaking ENGL2029 Business Communications OR ENGL2030 Technical Writing 27 credits CORE Requirements ENGL1011 College Writing I ENGL1012 College Writing II ISTC1005 Practical Computer Applications MATH1010 College Algebra COMMXXXX Community Focus course OR GLBLXXXX Global Perspective course Aesthetics History Literature Philosophy/Religion 12 credits General Electives La Roche College
9 OBTAIN YOUR MASTER S OF SCIENCE IN NURSING ONLINE The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program builds on the knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education. Graduate courses focus on the development of scholarly, critical thinkers and leaders who develop the skills necessary to transform knowledge into advanced practice. Two specialty areas are offered: Nursing Administration or Nursing Education. Nursing Administration The 36-credit on-line graduate program in Nursing Administration prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of settings. The Nursing Administration specialization at La Roche College provides a unique opportunity for nurses to develop the specialized leadership skills required to be successful nurse leaders now and in the future. Today s health care environment requires strong leaders who can make a positive difference in organizational outcomes. Nursing Education The 34-credit on-line graduate program in Nursing Education prepares students for educational positions in healthcare, health-related, and academic settings. The Nursing Education specialization at La Roche College provides an opportunity for nurses to develop the knowledge and skills essential to the role of nurse educator.
10 The nursing master s program includes core and concentration courses. The core courses help students to integrate the theoretical and conceptual bases of nursing knowledge, health policy issues, and research methodology. Completion of a research study or a research project also is included in the core. Graduate students in both specializations complete the core courses. The concentration courses focus on the student s chosen area of Nursing. 18 Credits Core Requirements NURG5002 Nursing Theory & Research NURG5013 Role Development of the Nurse Administrator & Nurse Educator NURG5020 Health Policy NURG5033 Nursing Informatics for Nurse Administrators & Nurse Educators NURG5035 Human Diversity & Social Issues in Nursing Administration & Nursing Education NURG6000 Capstone Research Experience 18 Credits Nursing Administration Concentration Requirements NADM5000 Health Care Finance NADM5017 Nursing Administration I:Theory, Concepts & Principles NADM5020 Nursing Administration II NADM5025 Nursing Administration II: Seminar & Practicum NADM6000 Nursing Administration III NADM6025 Nursing Administration III: Seminar & Practicum - OR 16 Credits Nursing Education Concentration Requirements NEDG5000 Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation of Learners NEDG5002 Teaching & Learning: Strategies for the Classroom and Clinical Nursing Education NEDG5004 Curriculum Design I: Development of Curriculum NEDG5006 Curriculum Design II: Evaluation & Revision of Curriculum NEDG5008 Nursing Education Teaching Practicum La Roche College
11 Complete your undergraduate degree online La Roche College offers a number of Bachelor Degree Completion Programs that are transfer friendly and can be completed online: THE ACCELERATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS If you are a law enforcement officer, La Roche College offers the Accelerated Criminal Justice bachelor degree program. Officers automatically bring in 48 credits for ACT120 and work experience. All courses are taught in an 8-week accelerated format and students may select from both online, classroom and blended courses whatever best suits their schedules to complete their remaining requirements (30-72 credits). The remaining coursework is required for the ACJ degree: 15 Credits Criminal Justice Major Requirements 6 Credits Criminal Justice Major Electives 12 Credits Skills Component Requirements 24 Credits CORE Curriculum courses 15 Credits General Electives
12 15 Credits Criminal Justice Major Requirements CRIM2005 Constitutional Law CRIM3010 Criminal Law CRIM3011 Research Methods in Criminal Justice - OR - PSYC3011 Reseach Methods in Psychology CRIM3030 Theories of Criminal Deviance - OR - CRIM3042 Applied Criminology CRIM4055 Senior Criminal Justice Capstone 6 Credits Criminal Justice Major Electives Select two courses from the following: CRIM2010 Introduction to Corrections CRIM3000 Correctional Counseling CRIM3034 Enterprise & Transnational Crime CRIM3036 Terrorism CRIM3040 Crime Scene & Forensics Lab CRIM3041 Criminalistics CRIM3043 Computer Crime CRIM3046 Security Management & Loss Prevention CRIM3052 Administration of Criminal Justice Organizations CRIM4057 Independent Study 12 Credits Criminal Justice Skills Component Requirements CRIM2012 Analysis of Criminal Justice Data - OR - MATH1040 Probability & Statistics ENGL2030 Technical Writing ISTC2008 Introduction to Cyberspace PHIL1020 Logic 24 Credits Core Requirements: ENGL1011 College Writing I ENGL1012 College Writing II MATH1010 College Algebra ISTC1005 Practical Computer Applications Science Social/Cultural Systems COMMxxxx Community Focus Course GLBLxxxx Global Perspective Course 15 Credits General Electives: ACJ students have been granted 11 credits in general electives based upon work experience and prior academic/training courses. The remaining general elective credits may be fulfilled through coursework in Criminalistics, Modern Languages, Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology, Accounting, Pre Law and Management. Criminal Justice elective courses in excess of the required six may also be taken and applied to the general elective component. La Roche College
13 Complete your undergraduate degree online La Roche College offers a number of Bachelor Degree Completion Programs that are transfer friendly and can be completed online: RN TO BSN DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM The RN to BSN Online degree completion program is designed for registered nurses and can be completed in 2 years or less. This program provides a foundation for graduate education in nursing. This program is designed to offer registered nurses the opportunity to complete a professional degree that focuses on the scholarly approach to the discipline of nursing. This program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, , (www.nlnac.org). The program is open to registered nurses and requires 120 credits for graduation. Thirty-six (36) credits are transferred for the NCLEX, through an articulation agreement, or a direct transfer of nursing credit. To complete the nursing major, the remaining course work is required: 24 prerequisite credits which must include 12 science credits 30 liberal arts credits 30 nursing component credits A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College. Students must receive a C grade or higher in the nursing courses.
14 24 Credits Prerequisite Requirements (Can be transferred in from a college or diploma program; 12 credits must be in the natural sciences) BIOL1015 Microbiology for Health Sciences BIOL1023 Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab BIOL1024 Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab CHEM1007 Principles of Chemistry I ENGL1011 College Writing I ENGL1012 College Writing II PSYC1021 Introduction to Psychology SOCL1021 Race, Class, Gender: An Introduction to Sociology 18 Credits Nursing Component Requirements NURU3020 Health Assessment in Nursing Practice NURU3021 Leadership in Nursing NURU3022 Health Teaching NURU3023 Nursing Research I NURU4020 Current Issues in Nursing NURU4021 Community Nursing I 12 Credits Nursing Component Electives (Select four courses from the following) NURU3024 Nursing During Acute Illness NURU3025 Nursing of the Adolescent NURU4012 Introduction to Nursing Informatics NURU4024 Healing in Nursing Practice NURU4026 Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice NURU4027 Health Care for Women NURU4030 Child Health & the School Nurse NURU4032 Nursing Practice with the Fatally Ill NURU4037 Health Care for Men NURU4040 Foundations of Forensic Nursing 15 Credits Liberal Arts Component--Lower Division Requirements ADMG1018 Fundamentals of Management ISTC1005 Practical Computer Applications MATH1040 Probability and Statistics PHIL1021 Introduction to Philosophy Aesthetics 15 Credits Liberal Arts Component--Upper Division Requirements ENGL3XXX Literature Elective COMMXXXX Community Focus - OR - HIST3XXX History Elective GLBLXXXX Global Perspective PHIL3027 Biomedical Ethics GENERAL ELECTIVE La La Roche Roche College College
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