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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

Admission Process for Practical Nursing Certificate

Students should consult with a Nursing Advisor before applying to the program.

  1. All prerequisites must be completed before the student will be admitted into the practical nursing program and given a program start date. In addition, the following are required for admission:
  • Required Basic Skill Assessment Scores - Students must obtain the following scores: Mathematics: EA 61 or greater (or complete MAT 050 or 055 at FRCC or a college-level mathematics course from a regionally accredited college or university.) Science: department standard.
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed with a Grade of "C" or above and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 :
  • BIO 106* Basic Anatomy and Physiology (or students may choose both BIO 201* Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 202* Human Anatomy and Physiology II). Note: *Must be completed within seven years prior to entry into the nursing program.
  • ENG 121 English Composition I
  • HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition (or HWE 100 Human Nutrition)
  • If transferring classes to FRCC, completion of a "Transfer Credit Evaluation Form" (Department of Admissions and Records)
  1. Students must complete an online background check as directed by a nursing representative within 90 days prior to admission.
  2. Current CPR Course - Completion of the American Heart Health Care Provider course - "C" - which must remain current throughout the nursing program.
  3. Complete a health summary with documented records for required immunizations or titers (prior to clinical experience)
  4. 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 to the students.
  5. A urine drug screen will be required for PN students the semester of their first clinical experience.
  6. Other requirements and expectations are contained within the FRCC Nursing Handbook (including the Required Standards Policy).
  7. Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English to communicate sufficiently with patients and health-care team.

Only one re-entry to the Practical Nursing program is provided after receiving a "D," "F," "U" or "W" grade in a required NUR course. In order to graduate from this program, students must earn a grade of "C" or above in all courses required for the certificate.

Required Nursing Courses

Credits

NUR 101 Pharmacology Calculations

1

NUR 102 Alterations in Adult Health I

4

NUR 103 Basic Health Assessment for the Practical Nurse

1

NUR 104 Alterations in Adult Health II

5

NUR 105 Practical Nursing Arts and Skills

6

NUR 110 Pharmacology for Practical Nursing

3

NUR 111 Advancement into Practical Nursing

1

NUR 113 Basic Concepts of Maternal-Newborn Nursing

2

NUR 114 Basic Concepts of Pediatric Nursing

2

NUR 115 Basic Concepts of Mental Health Nursing

1

NUR 116 Basic Concepts of Geriatric Nursing

1

NUR 131 Clinical I: Application of Practical Nursing Arts and Skills

3

NUR 132 Clinical II: Application of Adult Health

2

NUR 133 Clinical III: Application of Basic Concepts of Maternal-Newborn and Pediatric Nursing

1

NUR 134 Clinical IV: Advanced Applications in Adult Health

3

Total Required Nursing Courses

36

Required General Education Courses

Credits

BIO 106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology (or BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

and BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II)

4

ENG 121 English Composition I

3

Elective Courses:HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition (1 Credit Hour) OR HWE 100 Human Nutrition (3 Credit Hours)

1

 

 

Total Required Credits for the Certificate

44

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