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Front Range Community College Catalog 2014-2015

Welcome to Front Range Community College

About FRCC

Becoming a Student

Admission

Registration

Financial Matters

Learning Options

Support Services for Students

Academic Matters

Student Responsibilities & Code of Conduct

Associate Degrees

Instructional Programs

Degrees and Certificates

Accounting - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting - Certificate

Accounting - Enrolled Agent Certificate

Accounting - Intermediate Accounting Certificate

Accounting Transfer

Animal Laboratory Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Basic Laboratory Animal Care - Certificate

Laboratory Animal Care and Management - Certificate

Applied Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology - Certificates

Architectural Drafting Certificate

Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Automotive Technology - Certificates

Business - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Arts Degree with Business Designation

Business - Certificates

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Certificates

Computer Information Systems - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Information Systems - Certificates

Dental Assisting - Certificate

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Early Childhood Education - Certificates

Early Childhood Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Certificate

Elementary Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Emergency Medical Services - Certificates

Engineering for Transfer - Associate of Science Degree

Associate of Science for Transfer in Engineering

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Natural Resources For Transfer

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Certificates

Geographic Information Systems - Certificates

Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Certificates

Holistic Health - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Holistic Health - Certificates

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Certificates

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Certificates

Interior Design - Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design

Interior Design - Certificates

Interpreter Preparation - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Management

Marketing

Medical Office Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Medical Office Technology - Certificates

Multimedia Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Multimedia Technology - Certificates

Nursing

Nursing Advanced Placement-Bridge Program (LPN to ADN)

Nursing - Certificate

Paralegal Studies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paralegal Studies - Certificate

Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Phlebotomy - Certificate

Precision Machining Technology - Certificates

Teacher Education

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) - Certificates

Veterinary Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Veterinary Technology - Veterinary Technician Assistant Certificate

Welding Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Welding Technology - Certificates

Course Descriptions

State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Courses

Additional Specialized Courses

AAA - Advancement of Academic Achievement

ACC - Accounting

AEC - Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

AIR - Air Force ROTC

ALT - Animal Lab Technology

ANT - Anthropology

AQT - Aquaculture

ARA - Arabic

ARM - Army ROTC

ART - Art

ASC - Animal Sciences

ASE - Auto Service Technology

ASL - American Sign Language

AST - Astronomy

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology

BIO - Biology

BUS - Business

CAD - Computer-Aided Drafting

CCR - College Composition and Reading

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNG - Computer Networking

COM - Communication

CON - Construction Technology

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CSC - Computer Science

CUA - Culinary Arts

CWB - Computer Web-Based

DAN - Dance

DEA - Dental Assisting

DPM - Diesel Power Mechanics

ECE - Early Childhood Education

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

EGG - Engineering

EGT - Engineering Graphics Technology

ELT - Electronics

EMS - Emergency Medical Services

ENG - English

ENP - Entrepreneurship

ENV - Environmental Sciences

ENY - Energy

ESL - English as a Second Language

ETH - Ethnic Studies

FIN - Finance

FLD - Floral Design

FRE - French

FSW - Fire Science Wildland

GEO - Geography

GER - German

GEY - Geology

GIS - Geographic Information Systems

HHP - Holistic Health Professional

HIS - History

HIT - Health Information Technology

HLT - Horticulture and Landscape Technologies

HOS - Hospitality/Culinary Arts Management

HPE - Human Performance & Exercise

HPR - Health Professional

HUM - Humanities

HVA - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

HWE - Health Wellness Education

IND - Interior Design

IPP - Interpreter Preparation

ITA - Italian

JOU - Journalism

JPN - Japanese

Legal Assistant

LIT - Literature

MAC - Machining Technology

MAN - Management

MAR - Marketing

MAT - Mathematics

MET - Meteorology

MGD - Multimedia Graphic Design

MOT - Medical Office Technology

MST - Massage Therapy

MTE - Manufacturing Technology

MUS - Music

NRE - Natural Resources

NUA - Nurse Aide

NUR - Nursing

OSH - Occupational Safety Technician

OUT - Outdoor Studies

PAR - Paralegal

PED - Physical Education

PHI - Philosophy

PHO - Photography

PHT - Pharmacy Technician

PHY - Physics

POS - Political Science

PPT - Powerplant Technology

PSY - Psychology

REA - Reading

REC - Recreation

RUS - Russian

SCI - Science

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPE - Speech

SVT - Sport Vehicle Technology

TEL - Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

THE - Theatre Arts

VET - Veterinary Technology

WEL - Welding Technology

WST - Women's Studies

Course Changes

Faculty and Staff

Legal Notices

Index

Academic Catalog

Requirements for LPN to ADN Bridge Program Admission:

Entry into the LPN-to-ADN Bridge Program is based on a competitive admission process that utilizes scores from a preadmission assessment examination, grade point averages from science prerequisites and prior nursing coursework, and whether a previous degree has been earned. (Students who successfully complete the BCC Professional Nursing Pathway Program may be given priority for admission.) Preadmission assessment exams are offered during the semester prior to the beginning of NUR 189 in summer semester. Students must have completed requirements for Bridge Program admission. (However, students may be currently enrolled in some prerequisite courses if they will be satisfactorily completed prior to the beginning of NUR 189.) Students wishing to sit for the preadmission assessment examination must submit an application attesting to completion (or near completion) of requirements. Contact department for policy regarding transferring from another Bridge or ADN program.

Qualified students will be provided with dates and times that they may take the preadmission assessment at Boulder County Campus.

Preadmission assessment scores will be shared with applicants. If appropriate, suggestions will be given regarding how to improve in weaker areas. Students may retake the entire preadmission assessment exam again once, after six months (contact department for policy); the most current scores will be used for the competitive admission process.

The following are requirements for admission to the Bridge Program:

  1. A current Colorado LPN license in good standing.
  2. If transferring classes to FRCC, completion of a "Transfer Credit Evaluation Form" (Department of Admissions and Records)
  3. Proof of completion of the following prerequisites with a grade of "C" or above on each course and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for these courses.
    • ENG 121 English Composition I
    • BIO 201* Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 202* Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO 204* Microbiology
    • PSY 235 Human Growth and Development
    • BIO 216* Pathophysiology
    • HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition or HWE 100 Human Nutrition
    • MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations or above

* Science courses must have been completed within seven years of entry into the second year of the nursing program to be eligible for transfer approval. .

  1. LPNs who have earned their certificate after more than 10 years prior to entry into the second year of the nursing program are required to take specified standardized exams for the first year of nursing credit, as specified by the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model.
  2. Students must complete an online background check as directed by a nursing representative within 90 days prior to admission. See www.healthcareex.com for a list of criminal offenses appearing on a criminal background check that will disqualify an applicant for admission to a CCCS nursing program.
  3. Complete a health summary with documented records for required immunizations or titers (just prior to entrance into the nursing program).
  4. Complete the American Heart Association Health Care Provider course and receive a two-year recommended renewal date. The recommended renewal date must not expire prior to completion of the semester and must remain current throughout the nursing program.
  5. Ability to speak, read, write and understand English to communicate sufficiently with patients and health-care team.
  6. Students accepted into the nursing program must meet the same health and safety requirements as the participating clinical facilities require of their own staff. Additional screening may be required for some clinical agencies. The expenses of these requirements are additional cost to students.
  7. Other requirements and expectations are contained within the FRCC Nursing Handbook (including the REQUIRED STANDARDS POLICY).

Note: Upon successful completion of the nursing program, students receive an associate of applied science degree and are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX® RN exam for licensure as a registered nurse.

To maintain a position in the program after starting nursing courses, students must be continually enrolled and complete all core nursing courses in sequence, as well as maintain a grade of C or above in all courses.

Only one re-entry to an FRCC nursing program is allowed after a student receives a "D," "F," or "U" grade in a nursing course or withdraws from a nursing course.

Required Nursing Courses

Credits

NUR 189 Transition from LPN to ADN

4

NUR 206 Advanced Concepts of Medical Surgical Nursing I

6.5

NUR 211 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

4

NUR 212 Pharmacology II

2

NUR 216 Advanced Concepts of Medical Surgical Nursing II

5

NUR 230 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

4

Total Required Nursing Courses

25.5

Required General Education Courses

Credits

BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIO 204 Microbiology

4

BIO 216 Pathophysiology

4

ENG 121 English Composition I

3

HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition

or HWE 100 Human Nutrition (3)

1

 

MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations or above

3

PSY 235 Human Growth and Development

3

Elective: GTE Humanities or Social Behavioral Science

3

Total Required General Education Courses

29

Total Credits Required for AAS Degree
(in addition to credits transferred in from LPN program)

54.5

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial-aid-eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices. For more Gainful Employment information, please go to the FRCC website: www.frontrange.edu/GainfulEmployment.

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