Degree program part 1

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Degree program part 1

  1. 1. COLLEGE ORIENTATION 101
  2. 2. Catalog
  3. 3. <ul><li>The catalog gives information about… </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Student Services </li></ul><ul><li>Course Descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Requirements </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to read your catalog...
  5. 5. Catalog Part I
  6. 6. Catalog Part II
  7. 7. Sample Course Descriptions
  8. 8. Degree Programs
  9. 9. Associate of Arts Degrees <ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Education </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Education </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Science </li></ul><ul><li>General Studies </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Information Science </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism & Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Med/Pre-Vet </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre </li></ul>
  10. 10. Associate of Arts <ul><li>General Core (Typically 61 hrs) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy transferability to other colleges and universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Main goal is to transfer on to attain a bachelor’s degree </li></ul><ul><li>Has Major Emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>General Studies Option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily General Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good choice for undecided majors </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. AA Degree Requirements
  12. 12. AA Degree Check
  13. 13. Associate of Science Degrees <ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Energy </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Associate of Science <ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT requirement of at least a 19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate application/selection process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heavy emphasis in Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attain RN after passing state boards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-Engineering & Alternative Energy Option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math, Science, and Energy intensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless transferability to UM-Rolla </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General core required </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. AS Degree Requirements and Degree Check
  16. 16. <ul><li>Agri-Business Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agronomy Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horticulture Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livestock Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Automotive Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive Tech-Parts Option </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer and Network Support </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Diesel Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Office Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Administrative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paramedical Science </li></ul><ul><li>Vet Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Education </li></ul>Associate of Applied Science Degrees
  17. 17. Associate of Applied Science <ul><li>Degree specific </li></ul><ul><li>Limited general core </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrated coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Primary objective is to enter the workforce after completion of degree </li></ul><ul><li>Not all credits are designed to transfer </li></ul>
  18. 18. AAS Degree Requirements
  19. 19. AAS Degree Check
  20. 20. Certificate Programs <ul><li>Auto Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Engine Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive Electrical Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive Brake Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Suspension/Steering Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Business Management I & II </li></ul><ul><li>Diesel Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Health Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Science </li></ul><ul><li>Network Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Office Administration I & II </li></ul><ul><li>Paramedic </li></ul>
  21. 21. Certificates <ul><li>Goal is to enhance existing skills and/or learn a new trade to enter into the workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter credit requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation to continue A.A.S. degree </li></ul>
  22. 22. Certificate Degree Check
  23. 23. Placement Exam ACT vs. COMPASS <ul><li>ACT: </li></ul><ul><li>ACT scores are typically located on your high school transcript or you may request a copy at www.studentact.org. The Record’s Office must have a copy of your scores in your file. </li></ul><ul><li>New ACT packets may be picked up in the ARC or Admissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Required ACT sub-scores: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English -19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading – 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math – 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you do not meet the sub-scores, you will need to make arrangements to take the COMPASS, just in the area you are lacking. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Placement Exam ACT vs. COMPASS <ul><li>COMPASS: </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASS is a computerized placement exam that will help you, and your advisor, place you in the correct English, Math and Reading classes. </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASS testing is conducted in the ARC, located on the 2 nd floor of Newton Hall. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to take the COMPASS if: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You haven’t already taken the ACT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have taken the ACT but did not get the appropriate ACT sub-scores. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Placement Exam ACT vs. COMPASS <ul><li>COMPASS: </li></ul><ul><li>Once you pay the one-time Application fee, you are eligible to take the COMPASS free of charge. The COMPASS may be retaken once per year. Each retake will cost $5.00 per section. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Understanding Prep Classes & Pre-requisites <ul><li>ACT sub-score of 22 or </li></ul><ul><li>Math Sequence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 40* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 50*/104 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 100**/BSAD 121 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 107/111 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Depending on enrolled course, students must have met required mastery level or have a C or better in order to move to the next level. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>**Must have a passing grade to move on. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Understanding Prep Classes & Pre-requisites <ul><li>Math 111 </li></ul><ul><li>College Algebra (3-0) 3 credits </li></ul><ul><li>College Algebra studies algebraic expressions, </li></ul><ul><li>Real and complex numbers, algebraic functions, </li></ul><ul><li>equations, inequalities, exponential and </li></ul><ul><li>logarithmic functions. This course will satisfy </li></ul><ul><li>most degree requirements in mathematics and </li></ul><ul><li>should transfer to any four-year institution. </li></ul><ul><li>College Algebra will help prepare the student </li></ul><ul><li>for an increasingly technical society. </li></ul><ul><li>(Prerequisite: Math 100 or an appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>placement exam score.) (Fall-Spring-Summer) </li></ul>
  28. 28. Understanding Prep Classes & Pre-requisites cont… <ul><ul><li>Math 40/50 are not applicable towards degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 100 counts towards a General Studies elective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 104 counts towards some Technical Degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BSAD 121 counts towards most AAS Business Degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 107/111 counts towards AA/AS requirements </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Understanding Prep Classes & Pre-requisites cont… <ul><li>ACT sub-score of 19 or </li></ul><ul><li>English Sequence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>COMM 80* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ENG 100** </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Level / ENG 101 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Must have a C or better in order to move to the next level. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>**Must have a passing grade to move on </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Understanding Prep Classes & Pre-requisites <ul><li>ENGL 101 </li></ul><ul><li>English Composition (3-0) 3 credits </li></ul><ul><li>The primary aim of this freshman-writing </li></ul><ul><li>course is to give students instruction and </li></ul><ul><li>practice in writing mechanically correct, </li></ul><ul><li>well organized and well-developed expository </li></ul><ul><li>themes on topics of importance and significance. </li></ul><ul><li>This course fulfills a portion of communications </li></ul><ul><li>General education requirements. (Prerequisites: </li></ul><ul><li>1) ENGL 100 or an appropriate score on the </li></ul><ul><li>placement exam. 2) OA 105 or an appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>keyboard placement score.) (Fall-Spring-Summer) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: OA 105 is Introduction to Keyboarding </li></ul>
  31. 31. Understanding Prep Classes & Pre-requisites cont… <ul><li>ACT sub-score of 18 or </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Sequence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LOC 40* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LOC 50* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LOC 90* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Level (eg. HIST 106/PLSC 103) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Must have a C or better in order to move to the next level. </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. College Level Pre-requisites and Co-requisites <ul><li>HIST 106 </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. History 3 credits </li></ul><ul><li>This introductory course surveys the </li></ul><ul><li>development of American culture from the </li></ul><ul><li>Colonial Period through Reconstruction. The </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of political, social and economic </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions is emphasized. Successful </li></ul><ul><li>completion of HIST 106 fulfills the Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>State requirements in constitution study and </li></ul><ul><li>partially fulfills Social and Behavioral Science </li></ul><ul><li>general education requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>(Prerequisite: Reading at least at college level.) </li></ul><ul><li>(Fall-Spring-Summer </li></ul>
  33. 33. College Level Pre-requisites and Co-requisites <ul><li>College level classes are 100 or higher level classes </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-requisites are classes that must be completed successfully prior to enrollment in a desired class </li></ul><ul><li>Co-requisites are classes that may completed prior to or taken concurrently with the desired class </li></ul>
  34. 34. College Level Pre-requisites and Co-requisites cont… <ul><li>Pre-requisite examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Course Pre-requisite </li></ul><ul><li>English 102 English 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Child Psychology Gen. Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Co-requisite examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Course Co-requisite </li></ul><ul><li>Gen. Physics Calculus 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine Production English 101 </li></ul>
  35. 35. Class Sequence <ul><li>Some classes are only offered in the spring or fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This information follows class descriptions in your catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When constructing a degree plan, always look for class sequences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning Spanish 2 (spring) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gen. Chemistry (fall) </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Plan Of Study <ul><li>Assignment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a Degree Plan using the Plan of Study worksheet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill it out completely using available resources. </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Plan of Study cont… <ul><li>You may wish to use a Plan of Study worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to consult your degree plan </li></ul><ul><li>Pay close attention to prep classes and class sequence </li></ul>

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