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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

CCCS Common Student Code of Conduct Statements

Conduct that violates student rights and freedoms and is subject to disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to:

1. Academic Misconduct:
Plagiarizing, cheating, or committing any other form of academic misconduct including, but not limited to, unauthorized collaboration, falsification of information, and/or helping someone else violate reasonable standards for academic behavior. Students who engage in any type of academic dishonesty are subject to both academic consequences as determined by the instructor and to disciplinary action as outlined in the Front Range Community College disciplinary procedures.

2. Disruptive Behavior:
Engaging in any disruptive behavior that negatively affects or impedes teaching or learning (regardless of mode of delivery or class setting); or disrupts the general operation of the college.

3. Deceitful Acts:
Engaging in deceitful acts, including, but not limited to: forgery, falsification, alteration, misrepresentation, non-disclosure, or misuse of documents, records, identification and/or educational materials.

4. Conduct that is Detrimental to College or to Safety:
Conduct that is deemed detrimental, harmful and/or damaging to the college and/or that jeopardizes the safety of others as determined by the Dean of Student Services. Examples include, but are not limited to, slamming doors, throwing chairs, and/or defacing of college property, or property of others.

5. Physical/Non-physical Abuse:

  • Physical abuse or conduct that threatens or endangers another person’s health or safety.
  • Non-physical abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion, influence, or any unwelcome conduct in any form that is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent that it alters the conditions of the learning environment or employment.
  • Knowingly falsifying, publishing or distributing, in any form, material that tends to impeach the honesty, integrity, virtue or reputation of another person.

6. Harassment and/or Discrimination:
Discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation.

7. Sexual Misconduct:

8. Weapons:
Possession or distribution of any unauthorized firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks and/or other dangerous weapons (or chemicals/ flammable liquids) or use/threat of use of any instrument (including, but not limited to paint ball guns, pellet guns, air soft guns, bow and arrows, knives) as a weapon to intimidate, harass, or cause harm to others.

9. Narcotics/Alcohol:
Use, being under the influence, manufacturing, possession, cultivating, distribution, purchase or sale of alcohol and/or drugs (illegal and/or dangerous or controlled substance) and/or alcohol/drug paraphernalia while on college owned or college controlled property, and/or at any function authorized or supervised by the college and/or in state owned or leased vehicles.

Note: Although possession and use of marijuana in limited quantities is consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Constitution and is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited while a student is on college owned or college controlled property, and/or any function authorized or supervised by the college and/or in state owned or leased vehicles.

10. Dress Code:
Dress or personal hygiene that fails to meet the established safety or health standards of specific classes or activities offered by the college.

11. Leaving Children Unattended:
Leaving children unattended or unsupervised in campus buildings or on campus grounds unless enrolled or participating in authorized campus activities.

12. Violation of Laws, Directives, and Signage:

  • Violating any municipal, county, state or federal law that adversely impacts the conditions of the educational or employment environment.
  • Violations of college traffic and parking rules, regulations, or signage.
  • Damage to or falsely using fire alarms and/or fire extinguishers.
  • Creating an intentional obstruction that unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular. This includes, but is not limited to leading or inciting to disrupt college activities.
  • Failure to comply with the lawful directives of College employees acting within the scope of their duties, including those directives issued by a College administrator to ensure the safety and wellbeing of others.
  • Violations of college policies, protocols, or procedures or signage.

13. Illegal Gambling:
Participation in illegal gambling activities on college owned or college controlled property, and/or any function authorized or supervised by the college and/or in state owned or leased property.

14. Unauthorized Entry and/or Unauthorized Possession:
Entry into, or use of any building, room, or other college-owned or college-controlled property, grounds, or activities without authorized approval. This also includes, but is not limited to the unauthorized possession, duplication or use of college keys, lock combinations, access codes, and access cards and/or credentials and/or propping open or tampering with doors/windows..

15. Unacceptable Use of College Equipment, Network or System:
Unacceptable uses of any college-owned or operated equipment, network or system including, but not limited to: knowingly spreading computer viruses; reposting personal communications without author’s consent; copying protected materials; using the network for financial or personal gain, commercial activity, or illegal activity; accessing the network using another individuals account; unauthorized downloading/uploading software and/or digital video or music; downloading/uploading, viewing or displaying pornographic content, or any other attempt to compromise network integrity.

16. Unauthorized Pets/Animals:
Possession of any unauthorized pet or animal, excluding trained service animals (For residential dorms only: and/or assistance animals) while on college-owned or college-controlled property.

17. Tampering with Student Organization or Election:
Tampering with the process of any college recognized student organization, election or vote.

18. Group or Organization Conduct:
Students who are members of a college recognized student organization or group and commit a violation of Student Code of Conduct may be accountable both as an individual and as a member of the student organization.

19. Abuse of the Student Disciplinary and/or Grievance Procedure:
Abuse of the Student Disciplinary and/or Grievance Procedure includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of the student disciplinary / grievance procedure.
  • Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation, or knowingly pursuing malicious, frivolous, or fraudulent charges.
  • Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the student disciplinary / grievance procedure.
  • Attempting to influence the impartiality of a participant and/or the student disciplinary / grievance procedure.
  • Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a participant in the student disciplinary / grievance procedure.
  • Failure to comply with directives and/or sanctions imposed under student disciplinary / grievance procedure.
  • Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the student disciplinary / grievance procedure.
  • Engaging in retaliatory acts in any form against any person or person(s) involved in the student disciplinary / grievance procedure.

20. Unauthorized Entry into College Events:
Entering or attempting to enter any college-sponsored activity without proper credentials for admission.

Please note: In most circumstances, college will treat attempts to commit code of conduct violations as if those attempts had been completed.
Violations of the above may result in, but are not limited to, fines, restitution, community service, and/or disciplinary procedures.

The following person has been designated to handle allegations regarding nondiscrimination policies: Paul M. Meese, Executive Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources, 303-678-3707, 2190 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO 80501 or paul.meese@frontrange.edu. Grievance procedures for Title IX, Section 504, and ADA have been established for students and employees who believe that discrimination has occurred.

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