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Foreword from the President

Foreword from the President

Buenas yan Hafa adai!
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I am excited to welcome you back to the Guam Community College campus for Academic Year 2024-2025. This academic year promises to be filled with opportunities and new endeavors. Whether you are a returning student or new to our campus, we want to make your experience engaging, enriching and worthwhile.

As you walk through the campus, you will see a bustling college community and even several ongoing improvements being made throughout the campus. GCC is built on the solid foundation of programs ranging from trades to professional services. Several of these programs were here from the very beginning and are foundational to the mission. Alongside these are newer and more modernized programs that reflect the demands of our island and region.

As students of GCC, you are part of a community that extends far beyond our campus and includes people in all sectors of our economy, from nurses and chefs to teachers and business owners and auto mechanics and leaders of our island. Like you, they started their journey here and blazed a trail for future generations.

I encourage you to make the most of your time and experiences at GCC. What you learn will be valuable. Who you connect with will be life changing. Your time and experiences here at GCC will help to shape your future, and consequently, the future of our island. I am excited for what is ahead of you.

Again, welcome to the GCC community. Biba GCC! 


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Mary A. Y. Okada, Ed.D.
President
Guam Community College
 

 

Message from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Message from the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Hafa Adai GCC Students,

It is my honor to welcome you to Guam Community College, where we help you become more!VPAA Catalog Pic

If you are a first-time student to our campus, thank you for choosing Guam Community College. You made the right choice. The shift to post-secondary education can feel a bit intimidating and overwhelming. The GCC team is here to help make the transition smooth and seamless. I assure you that your experiences at GCC will be rewarding and life-shaping. Here at GCC, we remind people that “Community” is our middle name. It defines our culture and our outlook. Embrace the new experiences, and if you need help just ask. We are here to build a campus community where we can all thrive and grow.

If you are continuing or returning to the College, congratulations on your decision to complete your education journey with us. You are entering a defining period in your life; a time that can shape the trajectory of your future successes. Beyond academic achievement you will leave GCC with the skills and knowledge to build a career in your chosen field.

Whether you are a new or continuing student, our hope is that we can expose you to new and exciting experiences and opportunities to connect with new people. The exchange of ideas enriches everyone and opens the doorways to discovery.

GCC remains committed to our motto of Students First, Mission Always! Our program offerings continue to evolve as the needs of our community change.

As you look through the programs outlined in our online catalog, I encourage you to take time to examine not only the courses required for each program, but also the student learning outcomes, or SLOs, outlined for each course. These SLOs are a guide to the knowledge, attitude and skills that will be acquired upon successful completion of each course. Think of the SLOs as the return on the investment you will make in yourself by attending GCC.



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Virginia C. Tudela, Ph. D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Guam Community College

General Information

Dates of Effect

The Guam Community College Catalog Academic Year (AY) 2024-2025 is in effect from 08/14/2024 to 07/11/2025. Any changes to catalog content during this time will be noted on addenda posted on the GCC website (https://guamcc.edu).

History of the College

Guam Community College is a public postsecondary educational institution, created by Public Law 14-77 in 1977 (as amended by P.L. 31-99 in 2011) to strengthen and consolidate Career and Technical Education (CTE) on Guam. The College operates secondary and postsecondary CTE programs, adult and continuing education, community education, and short-term specialized training. These programs are delivered both on and off-campus, in satellite programs and on site at businesses as needed. The College also serves as the State Board of Control for career and technical education under the United States Vocational Education Act of 1946, 1963, and subsequent amendments.

The College offers over 50 fields of study, and prepares students for entry into the workforce, or transfer to four-year colleges and universities with advanced standing in professional and technical degree programs. The College offers a variety of community service and special programs to prepare students for college experiences, including adult education (English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, and Adult High School) and GED® high school equivalency exams.
Guam Community College will be the premier educational institution for providing globally recognized educational and workforce development programs.

Mission Statement

Guam Community College is a leader in career and technical workforce development, providing the highest quality, student-centered education and job training for Micronesia (Board of Trustees Policy 100).

SinanganMisión (CHamoru translation):
Guiya i Kulehon Kumunidåt Guåhan, i mas takhilo’ mamanaguen fina’che’cho’ yan i teknikåt na kinahulo’ i manfáfache’cho’ ya u na’ guáguaha nu i manakhilo’ yan manmaolek na tiningo’ ni i manmafananågui yan i fina’na’guen cho’cho’ para Maikronesiha.
 
Diversity

We value an engaged, inclusive culture that embraces diverse points of view and collaboration to accomplish the College’s common goals.
 

Accountability

We value a culture of institutional and individual responsibility, transparency, and continuous assessment and improvement.
 

Service

We support and recognize service at all levels of the College. We strive to contribute to the benefit of the College, students, community, and our neighboring islands within Micronesia.
 

Integrity

We hold high standards of character and integrity as the foundation upon which the College is created.
 

Learning-Centered

We foster intellectual flexibility, knowledge, and skills by integrating teaching, assessment, and learning to promote continuous improvement of our programs and services to support our scholarly community.
 

Student-Focused

We are committed to education, inquiry and service in order to meet our students’ ever growing and changing needs. We promote lifelong learning, civic and social responsibility, leadership, and career growth.
Regional Accreditation

Guam Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA, 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found on ACCJC’s website (accjc.org) under the Resources dropdown menu Complaint Process. Documents describing the accreditation of the College may be examined at the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ (VPAA) office, Bldg. 2000, Suite 2234.
 

Program Accreditation

The Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation's (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission, which is recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Initial accreditation was granted on December 31, 2014. A reaffirmation of accreditation of the Culinary Arts program was granted for the period of February 2, 2018 to December 31, 2022. A reaffirmation of programmatic accreditation was received on February 1, 2023 and expires on December 31, 2029. Additionally, on October 2016, the College received notification that the World Association of Chefs' Societies (WACS) or Worldchefs awarded WACS Recognition of Quality Culinary Education to Guam Community College.

For complaints, questions or inquiries, contact:
American Culinary Federation
6816 Southpoint Parkway Ste. 400
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Telephone Number: 800-624-9458
Fax: 904-940-0741
Email: acf@acfchefs.org 

Facilities and Faculty

The College is located in Mangilao, Guam on a campus over 22-acres in size. Standard classroom facilities are housed in permanent concrete buildings. Metal buildings are used primarily for shop facilities in career and technical education.

Shop spaces are provided for Auto Mechanics, Auto Body, Construction Trades, Welding, and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration courses. Special laboratories are used for instruction in the Allied Health, Computer Science, Office Technology, Networking Systems Technology, Visual Communications, and the Culinary Arts programs.

The GCC faculty are qualified by their education and experience to offer courses and programs that achieve the educational objectives of the College. Faculty credentials are found at the back of this student catalog. Please refer to the GCC Fact Book for more detailed information on the College’s instructional facilities and faculty profile. The latest version of GCC’s Factbook can be found at https://guamcc.edu/Publications.

GCC also serves secondary schools by offering Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) high schools. Presently, there are six (6) GDOE high schools located throughout the island where various CTE classes are taught by GCC faculty.



Catalog Contents Disclaimer
Guam Community College has made reasonable efforts to provide information that is accurate at the time of this catalog’s publication. However, the College reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective date.
 

Student Responsibility

It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with the information presented in this publication and to know and observe all regulations and procedures relating to the program he or she is pursuing. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception granted because a student pleads ignorance or contends that he or she was not informed of the regulations and procedures. Responsibility for following all policies and meeting all requirements and deadlines for degree and certificate programs rests with the student.

Copyright Policy.

Guam Community College adheres to the provisions of the U.S. copyright law (Title 17, United States Code, Section 101, et sep.). Additional copyright information is available at the College's Learning Resource Center.

Non-discrimination Statement

Guam Community College complies with all federal and territorial rules and regulations and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Further information may be obtained in the GCC Student Handbook available online or the Dean’s Office, School of Technology & Student Services in the Student Services & Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Suite 2229.

Student Code of Conduct

The Guam Community College has broad responsibilities for the education of the student and the College’s standards of behavior can be considered part of the educational process. Guam Community College expects that each student will obey federal and territorial laws as well as College regulations. Any act that interferes with the rights of others, disrupts or impairs the normal function of the College, damages or destroys property, or impairs health or safety is grounds for disciplinary action. Students who interfere with the personal liberty of others on campus are liable to expulsion and to such other penalties as may be imposed by law.

Students are provided due process in disciplinary adjudication. Student conduct at all times should reveal mature judgment and a sense of moral, civic and academic responsibility. For a detailed explanation of GCC’s Student Rights and Responsibilities and the Student Code of Conduct, see the GCC Student Handbook or go online at https://guamcc.edu/StudentHandbook. Each GCC student is responsible for reading and understanding the GCC Student Handbook.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is fundamental to learning and is consistent with the Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) espoused at Guam Community College. The concept of academic integrity lies at the very heart of any college, and learning and scholarship cannot thrive without this fundamental value. Therefore, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students who commit such acts expose themselves to sanctions as severe as expulsion from the College.

Academic dishonesty can take different forms, including, but not limited to: cheating, plagiarism, and technology misuse and abuse. In any situation in which students are unsure of what constitutes academic dishonesty, it is the students’ responsibility to raise the question with their instructor. It is also the students’ responsibility to be familiar with the student guidelines on academic integrity.
Some common violations of these basic standards of academic integrity include, but are not limited to:


Cheating
Providing unauthorized assistance, using or attempting to use unauthorized assistance, material, or study aids in examinations or other academic work, or preventing or attempting to prevent another from using authorized assistance, material, or study aids.
 

Plagiarism
Passing off someone else's work as his or her own. This can range from failing to cite an author for ideas in a student's paper to cutting and pasting paragraphs from different websites to handing in a paper downloaded from the internet.

Consequences will be severe and will include anyone who enabled or contributed to the act of plagiarism. College policy will be implemented, regardless of the feelings of either the students or the instructor. Students found guilty of plagiarism will have this entered into their record and may be expelled from the College.

 

Fabrication
Submitting contrived or altered information in any academic exercise. Examples: making up data for an experiment; “fudging” data; citing nonexistent or irrelevant articles; presenting fraudulent excuses, lies, and letters of recommendations.
 

Multiple submissions
Submitting, without prior permission, any work submitted to fulfill another academic requirement. Example: submitting the same paper for two different classes without the expressed consent of both professors.
 

Misrepresentation or falsification of academic records
Misrepresenting or tampering with or attempting to tamper with any portion of a student’s transcripts or academic record, either before or after enrolling at Guam Community College.
 

Facilitating academic dishonesty
Knowingly helping or attempting to help another violate any provision of this code. Example: working together on a take-home exam or other individual assignment, discussing an exam with a student who has yet to take it, giving tests or papers to another student, etc.
 

Unfair advantage
Attempting to gain unauthorized advantage over fellow students in an academic exercise. Examples: gaining or providing unauthorized access to examination materials (either past or present); obstructing or interfering with another student’s efforts in an academic exercise; lying about a need for an extension for an exam or paper; continuing to write even when time is up during an exam; destroying, hiding, removing, or keeping library materials, etc.
 
 

Policy on Substance Abuse

Guam Community College endeavors to lead students and employees to higher ideals of character and public service. The College commits itself to the goals of developing the mind, clarity of thought, and to the development of the human spirit. Abuse of alcohol and other drugs is recognized as an impediment to these goals and as a threat to the College’s mission of education and training.

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

Guam Community College is committed to providing a safe environment for students and employees. GCC can best perform its missions of teaching, training and public service when faculty, students, staff and visitors share a climate that supports a safe learning environment that is free from disruptive, threatening and violent behavior. Special Workplace Violence Policies and Procedures can be accessed in the GCC Student Handbook, at the office of the Associate Dean responsible for Student Services, Bldg. 5000, Suite 5203 or at the Human Resources Office located in the Student Services & Administration Building 2000, suite 2212 or 2213.

Tobacco and Betel Nut (Pugu’a)- Free Policy

As a way to promote the health and welfare of the College campus community, the Board of Trustees established Board of Trustees Policy No. 175 that requires the Guam Community College premises to be Tobacco and Betel Nut (Pugu’a)-Free effective June 1, 2007.  The policy was further amended on May 30, 2013 to include electronic cigarettes. To comply with the Board of Trustees Policy No. 175 and Administrative Directive No. 2006-05, all employees and students are expected to adhere to the following:
  • Do not use tobacco products while on Guam Community College property. 
  • Do not use electronic cigarette (e-cigs) devices while on Guam Community College property.
  • Do not chew or spit pugu’a while on Guam Community College premises.
  • Assist with the enforcement of Board of Trustees Policy No. 175.
Violation of the Board of Trustees Policy and Administrative Directive will be addressed in accordance with the disciplinary actions outlined in the Personnel Rules & Regulations, the GCC Student Handbook, and the Board-Faculty Union Agreement, 2023-2029.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

As required by the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, the College has a Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy to promote awareness of rape, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses and the procedures for reporting such offenses among all College constituents. More details regarding the Board of Trustees’ Policy 185 are available in the GCC Student Handbook, which is posted on the College’s website, https://guamcc.edu/StudentHandbook.

Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Fall 2024
08/12/2024 Faculty Start Date
08/14/2024 First Day of Monday – Wednesday Classes
08/15/2024 First Day of Tuesday– Thursday Classes
08/16/2024 First Day of Friday Classes
08/17/2024 First Day of Saturday Classes
09/02/2024 (Observed) Labor Day - Campus closed
09/06/2024 Last day to Withdraw - First 8 Week Courses
10/25/2024 Last day to Withdraw - Full Term Courses
11/01/2024 All Soul's Day - Campus closed
11/03/2024 Last day to Withdraw - Second 8 Week Courses
11/11/2024 Veteran's Day - Campus closed
11/28/2024-12/01/2024 Thanksgiving Break
12/02/2024 Last day of Monday-Wednesday Classes
11/26/2024 Last Day of Tuesday-Thursday Classes
12/06/2024 Last Day of Friday Classes
11/23/2024 Last Day of Saturday Classes
12/12/2024 Grades Due
12/09/2024 Our Lady of Camarin Day - Campus closed
 
Spring 2025
01/06/2025 Faculty Start Date
01/08/2025 First Day of Monday – Wednesday Classes
01/09/2025 First Day of Tuesday – Thursday Classes
01/10/2025 First Day of Friday Classes
01/11/2025 First Day of Saturday Classes
01/20/2025 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Campus closed
01/31/2025 Last day to Withdraw - First 8 Week Courses
03/03/2025 Guam History &CHamoru Heritage Day - Campus closed
03/14/2025 Last day to Withdraw - Full Term Courses
03/28/2025 Last day to Withdraw - Second 8 Week Courses
04/14/2025 - 04/20/2025 Spring Break
05/05/2025 Last Day of Monday-Wednesday Classes
04/29/2025 Last Day of Tuesday-Thursday Classes
04/25/2025 Last Day of Friday Classes
04/26/2025 Last Day of Saturday Classes
05/08/2025 Grades Due
05/16/2025 Commencement Exercise
05/26/2025 Memorial Day - Campus closed
 
Summer 2025
05/30/2025 Faculty Start Date & First Day of Classes
06/20/2025 Last Day to Withdraw
07/04/2025 Independence Day - Campus closed
07/11/2025 Last Day of Classes
07/21/2025 Liberation Day - Campus closed
07/16/2025 Grades Due

Student Support Services

Career Guidance and Counseling Services

A full range of counseling services is offered to students including orientation to college programs and services, college placement tests, career counseling, limited personal counseling, and student rights advocacy. Counselors are available in the Student Services & Administration Building on a walk-in, virtual, or appointment basis. Counselor hours are posted in the Student Services & Administration Building and on the GCC website, https://guamcc.edu/AssessmentandCounseling.

Pre-Enrollment Counseling

Students who have applied for admission or who are planning to enroll for the first time are encouraged to contact a counselor for educational and/or career and technical education guidance services. Students are provided with information regarding admissions procedures, placement testing requirements, instructional programs, and other services. Students who are undecided about career goals or objectives are provided with career guidance services, which may include assessment of interests and aptitudes and exploration of career fields.

Counseling services is accessible through GCC’s public website. Under the Student life header is the counseling main page where information regarding services can be found. 

Announcements will be made on MyGCC to inform the college community of counseling services and how they may avail of the service.  Counseling services will be provided either by email, face-to-face, phone call, or through a virtual meeting via ZOOM or Google Meet.  If students prefer to communicate via email only, that option will be provided.

English and Mathematics Placement Test

Effective October 2016, ACCUPLACER replaced COMPASS as the College’s placement test.  Placement test results are valid for two (2) years. While placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College, it is required for enrollment in English and Mathematics courses if other placement means are not applied (e.g. CLYMER or WorkKeys® results). Students can schedule their test online after making payment by visiting https://guamcc.edu/PlacementTest and clicking on Placement Test under the Admissions tab.  The College reserves the right to require students to be re-evaluated using its placement test at any time.

Under GCC's CLYMER (Classroom Learning Yields Math & English Readiness) program, a recent GDOE or private high school graduate (within two years) who has earned a minimum GPA of 3.2 and taken higher level math or senior English courses can enroll into college-level math and English courses without taking a placement exam. Learn more about the CLYMER program at https://guamcc.edu/CLYMER under the Admissions Tab.

In addition, GCC accepts valid WorkKeys® Gold and Platinum Certificates for enrollment into MA110A and/or EN110 instead of a placement exam.

Career Information and Guidance

Information, materials, and counselor assistance are available to students who need help in career educational planning and assessment of their interests, abilities, goals and values. Computer-assisted career search programs and information on schools and colleges that provide additional training for occupations are also available.

Personal/Social Counseling Services

Counselors provide personal growth and development counseling. Students experiencing adjustment problems, stress, anxiety, difficulties in relationships with others, or other symptoms of emotional distress may receive limited personal counseling, or in some cases may be referred to services in the community as GCC counselors are not licensed therapists. All information related to the student receiving counseling is confidential and may be released only with the written permission of the student.

Student Rights Advocacy

Counselors are responsible for promoting the welfare of students and assisting them in the protection of their basic human rights. Counselors will, when requested, take an active role in advising students of their rights to confidentiality, privacy, freedom of expression and viewpoints, and rights to due process. Counselors will assist in mediation of disputes and grievances and act as the advocate of the student. Related policies and procedures are found in the GCC Student Handbook.
Academic Advising at the College is a process that assists students in clarifying their life and career goals as they develop their educational plan. Since academic advising is also a decision-making process, the ongoing communication is the responsibility of both the student and his/her advisor.

Academic Advising goes beyond requirements and registration. Working collaboratively with the program advisor, students develop education and career plans consistent with the students’ interests, abilities, values, and life goals.

Guam Community College partners with its students to succeed. This process is reflected in the following activities:
  • Assisting students in clarifying, articulating, and attaining academic and life goals;
  • Facilitating each student’s academic adjustment to the campus;
  • Educating students to assess academic progress and develop appropriate educational plans;
  • Explaining and clarifying graduation requirements and academic rules and regulations;
  • Serving as advocates and mediators for students; and
  • Referring students to appropriate departments or programs, or resources to meet student needs.
The student is expected to meet with his/her program advisor regularly to view progress with the educational plan, make necessary changes, and/or make referrals for resources to support retention and completion. Students may also work with their program advisor remotely by receiving academic or career advisement via email, telephone, or Google Meet or Zoom (i.e.).  Students may request an appointment with their program advisor via telephone call and/or email.

Program advisor assignments are made in accordance with the student’s program of study and are intended to be continuous throughout the student’s college career. Additional information may be obtained from the Admissions and Registration Office, Student Services & Administration Building, 1st. floor.

Health Services

The Health Services Center is staffed by a licensed practical nurse and an administrative assistant. Students and employees of the College may utilize its services.

The services available at the Health Services Center are:
  • basic first aid for injuries and medical conditions that occur during school time;
  • annual screening of employees for tuberculosis (TB) as required by law;
  • screening of students for TB in compliance with public law and school policy;
  • administration of TB skin test;
  • immunization program;*
  • immunization audit in compliance with public law and school policy;
  • brief tobacco Intervention program;
  • screening of height and weight, blood pressure, vision, and pediculosis;*
  • pregnancy testing and prenatal follow-up;*
  • advocacy for persons with disabilities;
  • referral services on health management;
  • counseling on health and health-related issues;
  • health promotion/education through class presentations; and
  • STD and HIV testing and treatment in partnership with DPHSS.
*Services are rendered upon the availability of staff and resources.
The health requirements for students include:
  • TB clearance within one (1) year prior to school registration. For any individual entering from an area other than the U.S. states or territories, Public Law 22-130 requires that a tuberculosis test must be conducted within 6 months prior to enrollment. Those with positive test results must obtain medical evaluation from their private medical clinic first and then proceed to the TB Section of the Department of Public Health & Social Services for clearance;
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - Students must at least have two doses on or after their first birthday. Guam Immunization Protocol indicates that it is strongly recommended that individuals born in or after 1957 receive two doses of MMR, if they never had measles (physician-diagnosed), or if they do not have confirmed laboratory evidence of measles immunity. Those born prior to 1957 are exempted from the MMR requirement; Tetanus & Diphtheria (TD) received within the last 10 years;
  • Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) for students below 18 years of age
  • Emergency and Health Information form
Note: Students whose choice of study will place them at risk with the exposure to blood-borne pathogens are advised to follow further instructions by their respective program advisor regarding other health requirements such as hepatitis B vaccine and physical examination.
Student Parking
The College reserves the right to control parking and the flow of traffic on the campus. Accessible parking for students with disabilities is marked and available in front of the Student Support Services, Building B, the north parking lot, by Building 500, and in front of the Student Services & Administration Building. There is also accessible parking in front of Building E. Improperly parked vehicles may be towed away at the owner’s expense. The College will not be responsible for any damage done to any vehicle parked on campus. The College does provide security services throughout the campus.

Food Service
Food service on campus is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters through local vendors Monday -Friday and closed on weekends and holidays. For more information, visit the Materials Management Office, Bldg. 2000, suite 2104, 2105 or call (671) 735-5540/5542.

Bookstore
The Bookstore is located in the Foundation Building (Bldg. 6000, Rm. 6104). The Bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed on weekends and holidays. You may contact the Bookstore at (671) 735-6018 or via e-mail at bookstore@guamcc.edu. Special Bookstore hours are set during the registration period and posted online at MyGCC. 

Student I.D. Cards
Students are expected to have a GCC I.D. card on their possession at all times. All students are required to present an I.D. to access services at computer labs, library, bookstore and Health Services Center.

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) oversees an array of student activities, such as New Student Orientation, Leadership Development, Service-Learning, Student Governance, and Student Organizations. Each of these initiatives is designed to foster a sense of empowerment and responsibility to the campus community and is guided by the belief that students must become intentionally involved in campus programs and activities to become fully prepared for the workplace and other life commitments. CSI assists students and student organizations in planning and implementing programs, activities, and events, and plans and implements campus-wide programs to address the needs and interests of GCC's students.

New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation program introduces new students to Guam Community College services, resources, and opportunities that will support their academic and career goals. Title IX training is also included as part of the Student Orientation program.

Orientation for all new students is conducted in a face-to-face environment.  Students have the opportunity to engage with their peers and meet representatives from various GCC departments and offices.  An overview of Moodle Classroom will also be covered during orientation.

Leadership Development

Leadership Development assists students in realizing their leadership potential. Training and development opportunities are offered at individual and organizational levels tailored to fit the students’ unique leadership needs and interests.

Student leadership development may also be held online via Zoom.  Recordings of trainings, workshops, and conferences will be shared with students.  Student Organization Officer and Advisor Training may be held online via Zoom.

Service-Learning

Service-Learning is a way of teaching and learning that engages all learners in hands-on academic projects in the community to meet learning objectives and strengthen communities. Students who are civically engaged in their education are better able to connect classroom learning with real life situations through participation in community service projects.

Student Governance

The Council on Postsecondary Student Affairs (COPSA) is the official representative body for student governance at GCC. As the Student Senate, COPSA plans student activities, approves student organization budgets, and ensures that the College fully considers the needs and interests of students in its decisions and offerings.

The Council on Postsecondary Student Affairs (COPSA) meet regularly. The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) also works directly with the student leaders through teleconferencing and email correspondence.  COPSA holds General Membership and Executive Committee meetings.  

Student Organizations

Student organizations provide excellent opportunities for students to develop personally and professionally. Student organizations work in conjunction with the Council on Postsecondary Student Affairs (COPSA) in planning and implementing activities, events, and campus-wide programs to address the needs and interests of GCC students. Through active involvement in their campus community, students expand their circle of influence, gain an understanding of diversity, are instilled with a sense of ownership over their educational experience, and are committed to making GCC and their community a better place.

The following are GCC student organizations:
 
The Administrative Professionals Society (APS) builds office knowledge and expertise by providing valuable learning opportunities in technology, communication, and professional skills to meet the needs of the individual and the community.

The Adult High School Student Organization (AHSSO) serves as a voice for addressing student issues, problems, and concerns for all Adult High School students.

The Aspiring Professional Executives (APEX) Student Organization serves as a support group for all students seeking a degree in Supervision & Management, and teaches members to be socially aware by providing service to the community.

The Association of Junior Accountants (AJA) fosters the growth of the accounting and finance communities in Guam Community College (GCC) and aids organizations associated with these communities.

The Business Organization for Student Success (BOSS) serves its diverse membership as a business-oriented student organization, providing leadership and career-oriented opportunities to develop and enhance tomorrow’s leaders.

The Computer Coding Club (3) provides a computer coding culture among students and empowers, informs, and educates fellow students and the community of the significances of computer programming and technical literacy.

The Cosmetologists United Together (CUT) provides opportunities for students pursuing an Industry Certification in Cosmetology to engage in fellowship and creative self-expression.

The Criminal Justice Students' Association (CJSA) facilitates social and criminal justice networking and career-building activities to create a more cohesive and professional student community.

The Culinary Arts Student Association (CASA) creates opportunities and activities for culinary students and takes the lead in fostering Culinary Arts educational growth, cultural and social assimilation, ethnic appreciation and equal access to all college Culinary Arts programs and activities.

The Digital Arts Society (DAS) brings together students interested in the digital arts to assist in their growth and development, building their leadership skills through experiences in social, economic, educational, and community activities relative to the field of visual communications.

The EcoWarriors raise awareness and educate the community on sustainability issues, including recycling, energy management, and conservation of natural resources.

The Education Student Organization (ESO) supports students seeking a degree under the Education Department, including those studying Early Childhood Education, Education, and Sign Language Interpreting.

The Fencing Club is dedicated to encouraging, promoting, supervising, and developing the modern sport of fencing at GCC and to the participation of its members in competitions.

The Hospitality and Tourism Society (HosTS) promotes the hospitality and tourism industry on campus and in the community.

The Human Service Student Organization (HSSO) promotes the fields of Human Services and Social Sciences through volunteerism and community service activities.

The Korean Club promotes Korea’s language and culture through various activities and events that will educate and entertain the campus and community.

The Medical Assistant Student Organization (MASO) enables Medical Assisting students to enhance and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professionalism required by employers and patients.

The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (Beta Xi Chapter) recognizes the academic achievement of GCC students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders.

The Practical Nursing Student Association (PNSA) provides support and leadership opportunities to undergraduate nursing students.

The Sci-πath-Club (SπC) promotes interest, understanding, and knowledge of the mathematical and scientific world throughout the college and the local community.

The Veterans Club provides a network of support among student veterans and promotes an understanding of student veteran issues.

The Visual Voices Club (ViVo) educates and shares the rich culture of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, promoting accessibility and inclusion in the community.

 

Student Complaint Procedure

A complaint covers any concern or issue regarding employees (faculty, support staff, and administrators) or visitors on campus about a matter related to a student’s educational experience with GCC that is not academic in nature. Examples of non-academic concerns or issues could include: perceptions and/or allegations of discrimination based on color, age, sex (to include sexual harassment and sexual/gender orientation), national origin, race, religion, political affiliation or disability condition; other forms of harassment; disruptive, threatening, or violent behavior; conduct associated with drugs and/or alcohol; and violations of other College Board policies and/or administrative regulations/directives that do not have specified procedures in place.

The use of this procedure does not apply to student disciplinary actions outlined in the GCC Postsecondary Handbook and other issues, which are covered under separate Board policies and administrative regulations that have specific procedures in place. In the above instances, the Associate Dean responsible for overseeing Student Support Services (or designee), shall inform the student of the correct procedure to follow for the former and/or refer the student to the College official through whom the request should be addressed for the latter. Complaints against employees alleging forms of misconduct described in the GCC Code of Ethics (Policy 470) shall be referred to the Human Resources Administrator.

Whenever reasonably possible, a student who encounters a non-academic problem is encouraged to seek an informal resolution of the matter directly with the College employee or visitor. If the attempt to reach an informal resolution is not successful or if an informal resolution is not advisable, then the concern or issue can be filed at the Student Support Services Office during regular office hours in order to implement the following steps of the Formal Complaint Procedure:

Step One – Initiating a Complaint
  1. Complaint Initiation: The student has ten (10) working days from the date of the incident to file the complaint, utilizing the GCC Complaint Form, to the Student Support Services Office. All supporting documentation must be submitted with the GCC Complaint Form.
  1. Notification of Charge: Within five (5) working days, the School of Technology & Student Services (TSS) Associate Dean who oversees the Student Support Services Office (or designee) will begin the investigation and will meet with the person to whom the complaint is addressed (respondent) to inform the respondent(s) that a student has filed a formal complaint.
Step Two – Informal Resolution:
The TSS Associate Dean (or designee) will verify if the student and the respondent met earlier in an attempt to informally resolve the matter. If not, and if the student complainant agrees, within five (5) working days, the TSS Associate Dean (or designee) will attempt to schedule the meeting to allow for an opportunity for an informal resolution between the student and the respondent.

If a satisfactory resolution is reached through the informal meeting between the student and the respondent, both the student and the respondent shall sign or acknowledge receipt via GCC email of the written summary that verifies the resolution of the complaint.

If the student finds the response/resolution through the informal meeting is unsatisfactory, the student may submit a written notice of his/her dissatisfaction to the TSS Associate Dean (or designee), within three (3) working days and request to proceed to Step Three.

If the student expresses concern with scheduling an informal meeting with the respondent that is determined by the TSS Associate Dean (or designee) to be a valid concern; the student may submit a written notice to the TSS Associate Dean (or designee) to proceed to Step Three.

For contract employees or campus visitors:
  1. If the student finds the response/resolution through the informal meeting is satisfactory, the TSS Associate Dean (or designee) will prepare a written response of the resolution of the complaint to the student within three (3) calendar days. A copy will be forwarded to the affected GCC contract employee or campus visitor via email. A copy will also be filed with the original GCC Complaint Form.
  2. If the student finds the response/resolution through the informal meeting is unsatisfactory, the student may submit a written notice of his/her dissatisfaction to the TSS Associate Dean (or designee) within three (3) calendar days. The TSS Associate Dean (or designee) will then schedule a meeting with the student and the respondent in an attempt to resolve the complaint.
  3. If the student is still dissatisfied with the attempted resolution, the student may submit a written notice to the TSS Associate Dean (or designee) to proceed to Step Four.
Step Three – Formal Resolution:
  1. Additional Attempt to Resolve: If a resolution is not reached at Step Two or the nature of the complaint is determined to require more than a resolution between the student and the respondent, the TSS Associate Dean (or designee) will:
        1. Implement one of the following:
          1. For faculty members: refer the student and the faculty member to the faculty member’s Dean. Within three (3) working days, the Dean will meet with the faculty member and the student in an attempt to resolve the complaint;
OR
    1. For other College employees: refer the student and the employee to the appropriate supervisor. Within three (3) working days, the supervisor will meet with the College employee and the student in an attempt to resolve the complaint;
  1. Prepare a written statement summarizing the actions taken prior to the referral and submit this written summary along with a copy of the GCC Complaint Form to the appropriate Dean/supervisor.
  1. Resolution reached during Step Three with the appropriate Dean/Supervisor/TSS Associate Dean (or designee):

For Step Three 1a & 1b above:
The appropriate Dean/Supervisor will prepare a written response of the resolution of the complaint to the student within four (4) working days. A copy will be forwarded to the affected GCC employee within five (5) working days. A copy will also be provided to the TSS Associate Dean (or designee) to file with the original GCC Complaint Form.
  1. Resolution not reached during Step Three with the appropriate Dean/Supervisor/TSS Associate Dean (or designee):
The appropriate Dean/Supervisor, will refer the student and/or the affected GCC employee to the President. The referral will include a copy of the GCC Complaint Form and the Dean’s/Supervisor’s written summary of the unresolved complaint. The student referral must be made within five (5) working days.

Step Four - Resolution by the President
For contract employees or campus visitors: The TSS Associate Dean (or designee) will include a copy of the GCC Complaint Form and a written summary of the unresolved complaint to the President’s Office. The student referral must be made within five (5) working days. The President will meet with the student(s) and affected GCC employee/contract employee/campus visitor in an attempt to resolve the complaint. The President’s decision is final. The President’s Office will provide a memorandum of the final decision to the student and the respondent.

Time for complaints and grievances: If GCC is not in session during part of these proceedings or in instances where additional time may be required because of the complexity of the case or unavailability of the parties or witnesses, any of the time periods specified herein may be extended by the Dean of Technology and Student Services. If a time period is extended, the complainant and the person against whom the complaint has been filed will be so informed.

Note: Communication with student for conference(s) can be done through class, phone or email. Class and phone communications will be first attempted. If it is difficult to contact the student through these methods, a notice will be emailed via GCC email address or mailed to the student’s address on record.

Educational Resources

Learning Resource Center/Library Services
The LRC facility includes a reading area/collection section, computer work areas, a computer lab, small group meeting rooms, audio visual rooms, staff areas, and a large group meeting room.

Reference and instructional services are available for classes and individual library users. The Library presently maintains a permanent collection of about 21,000 items comprised of books, periodical titles and videos. Reference books, multimedia materials, magazines and newspapers are available for in-library use. Circulating books may be borrowed for a two-week period; videos may be borrowed for two (2) days. Overdue fines are charged. A coin and bill operated photocopier is also available in the Library. Internet access is provided as well as accessibility to the DYNIX Public Access Catalog (DPAC) and EBSCO host full-text periodical database. The Library web-page with current information can be found on the Guam Community College website.

The Learning Resource Center librarian administers and maintains the online resources for student and faculty use.  The online resources such as the SirsiDynix and EBSCO databases help support instruction and are checked to ensure availability and proper functioning of the high-quality digital resources. Individual student guidance and instruction will be provided in searching and using resources such as eBooks and ePeriodicals to help with reference questions, research papers, and other academic and reading needs.  Service will be offered for reference, research and technical support via face-to-face, phone, email, or Google Meet from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Faculty assistance with planning and using online resources will be provided on an appointment basis and will be delivered via face-to- face, phone call, email, or Google Meet.  This will include assistance with EBSCO ePeriodical and eBook databases, Boolean searches, and presentations about formulating searches and retrieving results from the databases.

Accommodative Services for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities can be provided with auxiliary aids when needed for success in attaining their academic/vocational goals. If classes required by students with special disabilities have been scheduled to meet in relatively inaccessible facilities, the College will either reschedule the classes to accessible facilities or make special arrangements to ensure ready access by students with disabilities to those classes. Students with disabilities are urged to contact the Accommodative Services Coordinator well in advance of registration for classes.

For more information concerning services at the College for persons with disability-related needs, please visit the Office of Accommodative Services (OAS), Building 2000, Suite 2139. The office telephone number is (671) 735-5640 ext.5597 or TDD (671) 734-8324.

The Office of Accommodative Services may also provide services remotely to GCC students with disabilities. Contact may be made through email, phone, or virtual meetings. OAS may also provide remote assistance to help register students online and clarify questions regarding course requirements. OAS has access to Banner and will be able to help students identify issues related to courses and assist with health clearances.

Tutoring Services
Guam Community College provides tutoring services for students in an effort to help them meet their educational objectives. The focus of these services centers primarily on English and math skills.

Reach for College provides free tutoring and academic Support.  Tutoring services are conducted via face-to-face, Google classroom, or Google Meet; every tutor is assigned to a specific Google classroom based on their subject expertise. Students requiring tutoring services are referred to a specific tutor based on the subject.  The service is offered daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Students may sign up electronically or call the Reach for College office for face-to-face tutoring or online virtual tutoring.

Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research

Assessment at Guam Community College is viewed as a collective effort to demonstrate commitment to an institutional dialogue about student learning. There are two major motives that drive all assessment processes at GCC: accountability and improvement. A policy document adopted by the Board of Trustees on September 4, 2002 (Policy 306, Comprehensive Assessment of Instructional Programs, Student Services, Administrative Units and the Board of Trustees) is the institutional mandate that fuels all campus-wide assessment activities. Three goals effectively guide the Office of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research (AIER) in its mission of assessment excellence at the College:
  1. To develop and sustain assessment momentum at the College through capacity building efforts that will empower constituents to use assessment results for accountability and improvement;
  2. To systematize assessment protocols, processes and policies both in hardcopy and online environments and thereby allow the College to meet its ACCJC/WASC accreditation requirements; and
  3. To exert and affirm community college assessment leadership regionally and nationally.
At the core of these processes, are three (3) important questions that the institution asks regarding student learning: What do students know? What do they think and value? What can they do? These three questions correspond to the cognitive, affective and behavioral domains of student learning. By continually asking these questions, the College is drawn closer to what it says it can do in both teaching and learning environments and to what it promises its programs and services can deliver in terms of results.

The Office of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research (AIER) is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services & Administration Building, Suites 2226 and 2227 with telephone number (671)735-5520 ext. 5404, 5612.

Housing Information

Guam Community College has no housing facilities. The College does not supervise, recommend or assume responsibility for any housing facility. Private housing is available in the community and prospective students should make their own arrangements.
Although schedules may vary, classes are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday to Friday. Some Saturday classes are offered. Please consult Admissions & Registration for the current schedule.

Scheduling of Classes/Program Content

GCC reserves the right to schedule classes in the order which best suits the overall master schedule and does not violate course prerequisites. Furthermore, GCC also reserves the right to change program content as it aligns with curriculum changes. Such changes are necessary to remain current with professional expectations and industry standards. Note: Policies and procedures apply to all students, unless otherwise indicated. 

Admissions Information

Student Classifications

 A student may be admitted to the College in any one of the following classifications:

Declared Student
A student pursuing a postsecondary certificate or degree. To be eligible, a student must:
  • Be a graduate of an accredited or recognized United States high school or international high school with equivalent programs of instruction and comparable standards; or
  • Have the equivalent of a high school diploma (e.g., G.E.D); or
  • Have an AA/AS, BA/BS or higher degree from an accredited or recognized United States college or university or a foreign college or university with equivalent programs of instruction and comparable standards; or
  • Successful completion of at least 45 hours of college credit with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from an accredited or recognized United States college/university or a foreign college/university with equivalent programs of instruction and comparable standards; or
  • Be at least fourteen (14) years of age or older and have the ability to benefit from the education or training offered at the College. Students admitted on the basis of ability to benefit from the education or training offered must pass a U.S. Department of Education approved test such as ACCUPLACER prior to enrollment at the College.
Undeclared Student
A student taking courses who has not formally declared in a particular degree, certificate or diploma program at the College. Any person below 16 years of age may only enroll as a postsecondary student in classes held on the College campus, subject to proof of parental consent, home school consent, and College approval. The College will determine if such students are able to benefit from an educational experience delivered in an adult setting.

Full-time International students
Full-time international students at other institutions are also eligible, but international (F-1 Visa) students who are full-time students at the College may not be admitted as Undeclared Students.

Enrichment Student
A student who does not intend to declare a major or pursue a degree program, but who plans to complete more than 18 credit hours of post-secondary work. Such a student would not be required to pursue General Education courses, except in the case where a General Education course is listed as a prerequisite for a course of interest to the student.

Note: Should an individual enrolled as an enrichment student subsequently decide to pursue a Bachelor’s, Certificate, or Associate degree program, he/she would be limited to applying up to 18 GCC credits toward any chosen Degree or Certificate program.


Diploma Student
A student pursuing an Adult High School Diploma. To be eligible, a student must be at least 18 years old, not a high school graduate and not attending a regular high school program.

Special Student
A student admitted to the College to participate in a special training project or taking special courses or is pursuing an educational objective not usually available at the College. Any person is eligible to be a Special Student.

Training Participant
A person enrolled in courses not applicable towards a diploma, certificate, degree, or other formal credential. The courses are designed for professional development or personal enrichment and is not part of the regular schedule of classes.

Acceptance Information
When all information, forms and documents are received, students applying for admission as a Declared Student or as a Diploma Student will be notified via mail or e-mail of their admission to the College and may be assigned a specific date and time for orientation, placement testing, advisement and registration.

In some cases, however, a student may not be permitted to enroll in the beginning courses in their program because:
  1. Certain prerequisite for the courses has not been met;
  2. The maximum enrollment for the program has been met; or
  3. Beginning courses in the program are not offered in that semester.
Only students applying for admission as a Declared Student are formally notified of their acceptance.

Transcripts and Transfer Credit Evaluation
Official transcripts are required for the following:
  • To declare into a program of study
  • To validate prerequisites completed
  • To receive credit for courses completed at another institution
  • Students receiving financial aid or veteran’s benefits must have transcripts on file.    
Guidelines for submitting transcripts:
  • Students are responsible for requesting official transcripts from each institution attended as well as providing military transcripts through the Joint Services Transcript System (JST), if applicable.
  • Official transcripts must be received in the original, sealed envelope from the college or university.
  • Electronic transcripts are accepted provided they are received from a credible source (Parchment, E-script, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.), scanned and emailed transcripts are not acceptable.
  • Opened, faxed, or scanned and emailed transcripts will not be considered official.
Transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions & Registration Office:

Guam Community College
Attn: Admissions & Registration
P.O. Box 23069
Barrigada, Guam 96921

Students who submit transcripts from other post-secondary institutions or equivalent will have their coursework evaluated for potential transfer credit. Please note that all accepted transfer coursework may not be applied to a specific program of study.


Dual Credit Articulated Programs of Study (DCAPS)
[1]According to GCC’s Factbook for AY2023-2024, over 2,800 students are enrolled in GCC's Career and Technical Education programs which offer DCAPS in the six Guam public high schools. These Programs are:
  • Automotive Services Technology
  • Construction Trades: AutoCADD
  • Construction Trades: Carpentry
  • Construction Trades:  HVAC
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electronics-Information Technology
  • Tourism: Lodging Management Program
  • Marketing
  • Office Technology
  • ProStart (Culinary)
  • Visual Communications
  • Telecommunications
 Under the Dual Credit Articulated Programs of Study (DCAPS), these students can earn college credit in GCC postsecondary programs.
  1. Students must be declared in the approved GCC program which corresponds with the secondary program.
  2. There will be a limit of nine (9) postsecondary credits to be awarded upon successful completion of respective aligned secondary courses at NO COST. A dual credit recording fee of $30 will be assessed to award the remaining postsecondary credits should a program contain a DCAPS agreement that states that there are more than nine credits. The cap per program is 15 postsecondary credits to be awarded.
  3. Students must apply for these postsecondary credits to be awarded within two years after completing high school. If a student fails to apply for DCAPS within two years, the credits will be considered null and the credits must be acquired through the successful completion of its corresponding postsecondary course(s).
  4. All programs participating in DCAPS must have a course grade of a “B” or better as a minimum requirement for articulation of courses.
Students must provide the following documents to apply for DCAPS:
  1. Completed Dual Credit Articulated Program of Study (DCAPS) Application Awarding of Credits Form
  2. Copy of Certificate of Mastery
  3. Official copy of high school transcript
  4. Proof of payment of recording fee (if requesting for more than 9 credits to be awarded)
 
[1] AY2023-2024 Factbook, Volume 18

Admissions Procedures

Consideration for admission is based on the complete submission of all required or requested documents. Admission is based on the semester in which a complete application is made. Failure to submit a complete application may result in denial of requested admissions status.
If the student is admitted, the student must, in addition:
  1. Clear all health requirements as outlined by the Health Services Center
  2. Take placement tests, if required, and meet with a College counselor or advisor for advisement and program planning.
  3. Register for classes during the registration period and pay all tuition and fees in full within the designated payment period (health services clearance is required prior to registration).
All documents, transcripts and forms submitted by the student during the admission process become the property of the College and will not be returned to the student or forwarded on behalf of the student to any other institution.

New Students
For students with no previous college coursework or less than 45 credits of completed college coursework or equivalent, they must submit the following:
  1. Application for Admissions Form
  2. Proof of high school graduation or equivalent. Submit an official transcript from an accredited and Department of Education recognized high school, or acceptable evidence of comparable academic achievement (e.g., satisfactory score on General Educational Development-GED®).
  3. Other information, forms or documents as requested by the College.
Transfer Students
For students with an AA/AS or BA/BS or at least 45 credits of completed college coursework or equivalent, they must submit the following:
  1. Application for Admissions Form;
  2. All official transcripts from accredited institutions of higher learning are required to be submitted at the time of admission in order for transfer credit to be reviewed and awarded; and
  3. Other information, forms or documents as requested by the College.
Diploma Students
For students who have not completed high school or high school equivalency and are requesting to complete the Adult High School program, they must submit the following:
  1. Application for Admissions as an Adult High School Diploma student;
  2. Submit official transcripts from all former high schools attended; and
  3. Other information, forms or documents as requested by the College.
Undeclared Students
Students taking courses who have not formally declared in a particular degree, certificate or diploma program at the College, must submit an Application for Admissions Form.

International Students
The College is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Nonimmigrant alien students (hereinafter referred to as international students) are not citizens of the United States or aliens permanently residing in the United States. International students must meet the same admission requirements as all other declared students. In addition, international students must also meet the following special admission requirements:
  1. Certified translation of foreign transcripts (if applicable):
  • If transcripts are not in English, students must submit, with their Application for Admission as a Declared Student, a certified evaluation of foreign transcript in U.S. equivalencies provided by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved member (www.naces.org) or Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) member (www.aice-aval.org). Document by document evaluation is recommended for secondary transcripts. Course by course evaluation is recommended for post-secondary transcripts if the student would like a transfer credit evaluation.
  1. English Language Requirement: Students must meet the English Language requirement by either submitting one of the following test scores or by providing documentation that meets any of the exemptions.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) applicants are required to score a minimum of 61 (internet based), 173 (computer-based) or 500 (paper-based) on the TOEFL.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  Students choosing to take the IELTS test for admission must take the Academic IELTS. For undergraduate students, the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)—a score of 5.5 overall or above for all applicants is needed to meet this requirement.
  • Provide proof of exemption.
Have their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) submitted directly to the College. Scores must be from a test taken within the previous two years. 

Test Exemptions
International student applicants are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS examination if they meet at least one of the following:
  • Those whose native language is English;
  • Those who score 510 or better on the verbal and 510 or better on the writing sections of the SAT;
  • Those who score 22 in English and 22 in reading sections of the ACT;
  • Those who have completed six years of continuous schooling through the high school or college level in American Samoa, Northern Marianas and/or Guam or in one of the countries listed below:
    • Australia
    • Britain
    • Canada (excluding Quebec)
    • Ireland
    • New Zealand
  • Those who have completed English composition at a regionally accredited U.S. institution with a C or better grade;
  • Those who completed at least three years of high school in Guam with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and SAT critical reading of 460 and SAT writing of 460. Admission to summer ELI classes does not imply a waiver of the TOEFL exam for fall or spring semester admission;
  • Those who place into EN110 (Freshman Composition) or higher at the Guam Community College or the University of Guam, and have a letter of support from the relevant office of the institution (either GCC or UOG) administering the placement test.
Applications and/or requests for scores to be sent to the College should be made by contacting one of the above mentioned entities (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS).

International students will not be notified of their admission to the College until all admission requirements have been fulfilled.

International students must have an official Notice of Admission and Form I-20A-B in their possession before coming to Guam.

International students must also meet the following requirements:
  • Submit a Supplementary Information Form for International Students (including evidence of ability to pay all expenses themselves, or through the support of their families in their native country, or through a sponsor who is either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States).
  • Submit any other forms, documents or information as may be required by the College.
  • International students will be admitted only to an approved specific certificate or degree program. International students, except in extraordinary circumstances, will not be permitted to change their program of study and must enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in courses which are required for their approved specific program of study.
  • International students are required to register for English their first semester at the College and each subsequent semester until all English requirements of their program of study are met.
  • Guam Community College has no dormitory facilities for students. The majority of international students rent rooms or apartments near the College. International students are encouraged to seek housing with English speaking families on Guam in order to facilitate speaking English on all possible occasions.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement regulations do not permit international students to accept employment while attending college. An international student should not count on being able to accept employment on Guam to work one’s way through college.

Academic Information

Registration, Withdrawals, and Other Changes

 MyGCC is Guam Community College’s web-accessible information system that brings all major functional areas such as Student, Financial Aid, Finance, and Human Resources together into a single database information system. With MyGCC, students can register and pay for classes, check grades, and communicate with peers or faculty via student email. The launching of MyGCC is another example of GCC’s commitment to preparing students for success in the classroom and at the workplace using proven and cutting-edge technology. Although students may now register online, the Admissions & Registration Office is always available to assist students and applicants. A Schedule of Classes is published each semester and is available to students before registration.

A Schedule of Classes can be viewed and printed via GCC’s website, https://guamcc.edu/ClassSchedule. Students should plan their program of studies using the Catalog available online at: https://guamcc.edu.

A student is obligated to pay the tuition and fees for registered courses unless officially dropped on or before payment deadline.  Failure to make payment by the due date may result in drop from all classes. However, it is the responsibility of the student to verify whether he or she has been dropped for nonpayment prior to the start of the semester. For more information regarding dates and deadlines, please review the academic calendar.


Online Registration
Registration can be performed either at the Admissions & Registration Office or online by logging into MyGCC via the College’s website, https://guamcc.edu. All students are encouraged to seek academic advisement prior to registration in order to discuss course prerequisite, program requirements, or educational goals. Students in certain programs are required to meet with their academic advisors to obtain approval for their schedule before they register. These students include those declared in the Adult High School Diploma Program, Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts, Certificate in Practical Nursing, Criminal Justice Academy, Bachelors of Science in Career and Technical Education, and Cosmetology. All international students must clear with Admissions & Registration and obtain schedule approval from their academic advisor prior to registering. In addition, all students must clear outstanding financial obligations with the College at the Cashier’s Office, and have immunization updated pursuant to Guam public law, P.L. 22-130. Updated health records must be submitted to the GCC Health Services Center by new and returning students. Students who maintain their continuous student status, students enrolled for classes in at least one regular semester (fall or spring) each academic year, do not have to update their health records each academic year unless advised to do so.

Class Withdrawal
The deadline for withdrawing from a class is about six weeks prior to the end of the term, and is published in the academic calendar available in the catalog as well as the College’s website, https://guamcc.edu. Any student who fails to officially withdraw from a class by this deadline will be assigned any grade, except “W” for the class.  Classes officially dropped prior to the end of the schedule adjustment period will not appear on a student’s academic record. Classes officially withdrawn will be assigned a “W” on the academic record. 

Complete Withdrawal
Students who wish to withdraw completely from the College must do so by the deadline for dropping a class. Students who completely withdraw from the College must reapply for admission to the College, if they subsequently desire to re-enroll in the College.

Change or Addition of Program/Major
Declared Students enrolled at the College with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better may change their program or major or add a second program or major at any time during a regular semester but it will not go into effect until the following semester. Request forms are available at the Admissions & Registration Office.

Change of Personal Data
Any change of personal data such as name, address, telephone number and citizenship must be submitted to the Admissions & Registration Office. Copies of supporting documents are required for change of name and citizenship. Some visa restrictions apply to international students.

Auditing Courses
Students wishing to audit a class must complete all admission and registration requirements and procedures, including payment in full of all tuition and fees. Students will be permitted to register on a space-available basis only after all students taking the course for credit have been registered. No credit or grade is given for a course which is audited. Students may participate in class activities only to the extent permitted by the instructor of the class. Students wishing to audit a class must indicate this status at the time of registration.

Class Attendance
Regular and prompt class attendance is expected of all students. Each student is responsible for informing instructors of his or her absences (if possible) and to make arrangements with instructors to complete work missed due to his or her absence from class.

Transfer of Credits from Postsecondary Institutions
GCC will accept credit transfer for all courses successfully completed at any college or university in the United States which is accredited by its regional accrediting body, affiliated accrediting body, the Distance Education Council, or any accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education (e.g. MSCHE, NEASC-CIHE, NEASC-CTCI, NCA-HLC, NWCCU, SACS, WASC-ACCJC, WASC-ACSCU, or the DETC) or which is recognized and approved by the Department of Education or Ministry of Education in a foreign country. Transfer credit is given for courses taken at another college or similar institution that closely correspond to those offered at GCC. When transfer credit is granted for a particular course, the requirements for the course have been successfully met (only courses with a minimum grade of “C” are considered for transfer), and credit is indicated on the student’s transcript. No letter grade is provided. Transfer credit will only be considered if:
  • Official transcripts are received directly from the institution where the credits were earned or can be hand delivered by the student, provided the transcripts are in their original sealed envelope.
  • The course is at the postsecondary level; with GCC, this means the course is at the 100 level or above and receives undergraduate level credit.
  • Credits earned outside of GCC are equal to or greater than the credits to be received from GCC.
  • The student has earned a “C” grade or higher (or equivalent).
  • The course is not a credit awarded for life experience.
Full English translations of course descriptions as well as a NACES approved course by course evaluation are required for any international student seeking to receive transfer credit. Program faculty or Department Chair will determine whether any transfer course does or does not fulfill any program requirement, except where there is clear equivalence between the transfer course and the GCC course, in which case the Registrar makes the decision. Transfer students will be advised to contact the Department Chair of their program for evaluation of any course that does not transfer as equivalent to a GCC course but which the student believes should satisfy a program requirement. A form or template will be utilized for this purpose.

The transfer evaluation provided to the student at the beginning of the student’s matriculation at GCC will be entered into the student’s permanent record unless specific errors are found (e.g. misidentifying the number of credits for a course or giving a student credit for a course more than once) or the student requests and is granted a modification by the Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

It is the student's responsibility to have transcripts of all previous work sent to the College and to request an Evaluation of Records by the Admissions & Registration Office.


Advanced Placement
Students may be placed in higher-level courses or a sequence of courses on the basis of their high school achievement, training or test results. Credit may be granted for the courses passed but both placement and the granting of credit are at the discretion of the Registrar in consultation with the Department Chairperson, the Deans, or the Vice President for Academic Affairs, as necessary and appropriate.

Credit granted through advanced placement will be recorded with a “CR” (satisfactory completion) grade. Students who wish to be considered for advanced placement must request an evaluation of their high school achievement, training or test results for this purpose.

 

Recognition of Non-Traditional Learning

Credit-By-Examination College Sponsored Examinations
Credit-by-Examination (CBE) is available for some courses at Guam Community College. Interested students should contact the appropriate Dean or Department Chair to determine whether or not this option is available for any particular course.
  • Only continuing students in good academic standing may apply for credit by examination.
  • Examinations shall be provided to the student no more than 10 working days after the Petition for Credit-by-Examination form has been approved and all applicable fees have been paid.
  • No more than 9 credits applicable to a student’s declared Certificate program may be earned through CBE.
  • No more than 12 credits applicable to a student’s declared Associate or Bachelor’s Degree program may be earned through CBE.
  • Students are allowed no more than three attempts to receive Credit-by-Examination for any one course. For each attempt, all applicable fees must be paid, without exception.
  • The Department Chair is responsible for determining the examination in consultation with his or her faculty and Dean. Examinations must be no more rigorous or no less rigorous than what a student may experience as a regularly enrolled student.
  • Standardized examinations should be prepared by the Department Chair in conjunction with his or her faculty and kept on file by the Department Chair in anticipation for CBE requests.
  • Credit-by-Examination should not be used for general education courses (English, math, science, etc.) with the exception of foreign languages offered by the institution (e.g., Japanese, Korean, CHamoru, and American Sign Language).
  • A student receives a grade of CR for passing Credit- by-Examination; student receives a grade of NC for failing Credit-by-Examination. Courses passed by examination do not carry grade or grade points.
  • Credit-by-Examination is recorded on a student’s academic record for each course challenged through Credit-by-Examination. After an unsuccessful attempt at Credit-by-Examination, students must wait six months before making another attempt.
  • Credits earned through CBE do not fulfill the residency requirement of degree, certificate or diploma.
Credits earned through CBE do not transfer to other higher learning institutions. Typically, Credit- by-Examination is used to award credit for relevant prior training, work experience, or competencies using paper or electronic examinations or practical examinations.

Credit-by-Examination Fees
 
Assessment Request $25.00 per request
Challenge Exams $75.00 per exam, for paper or computer-based exam
Practical Exam $100.00 per practical exam

*All fees are non-refundable

External Examinations Credit
External Examinations Credit-Granting Procedure includes the following:
  • The various forms of credit evaluation are available only to students currently registered at the College.
  • Letter grades will not be granted for credits awarded through this program. Instead, “CR” will be used and will not be calculated into the GPA.
  • Credits awarded through this program will be identified as such on the student’s academic record. They may not be accepted by other institutions.
  • These credits may not be used to meet the 12-credit residency requirement for degrees and certificates unless the requirement is waived by the Dean.
  • Credit may be granted for either electives or required courses.
  • Credit will be granted only toward a student’s declared program and may require reevaluation if the program is changed.
  • Evaluation of alternative learning experiences older than ten years, or any period of time designated by a department, may include review for currency.
  • Evaluation resources such as the American Council on Education (ACE) guides will be consulted, but the College reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policies, which may differ from that of ACE or any other external resource.
  • The number and type of credits awarded will be governed by the extent to which the knowledge and skills documented in the evaluation process are comparable to the competencies described in existing Guam Community College course documents.
External Examinations Credit is awarded by the College on the basis of the following examinations:
 
CLEP General Examinations Credit Hours
English Composition 6
Humanities 6
Mathematics 6
Natural Sciences 6
Social Sciences & History 6

CLEP general examinations in English (with essay) will be accepted by the Guam Community College if the score reaches or exceeds the 35th percentile. If the English exam (with essay) reaches or exceeds the 35th percentile, the College will allow a transfer credit equivalent to EN110 (3 credit hours).

Other External Exams
  • CLEP Subject Examinations
  • College Board Advanced Placement Exams
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs)
  • ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP)
  • USAFI Subject Standardized Tests (USSTs)
  • USAFI End-of-Course Examinations
  • StraighterLine
A minimum score for credit is determined using the American Council of Education (ACE) recommendations. However, the College reserves the right to reject recommendations from such sources (refer to credit granting procedure above).

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
The College recognizes that students may have had prior learning experiences, which might translate to academic credit. The College adheres to the following standards for assessing such experience:
  • Credit should be awarded only for learning, and not for experience.
  • College credit should be awarded only for college-level learning.
  • Credit should be awarded only for learning that has a balance, is appropriate to the subject, and lies between the theory and practical application of the subject.
  • The determination of competence levels, and of credit awards must be made by appropriate subject matter and academic experts.
  • Credit should be appropriate to the academic context in which it is accepted.
The College recognizes that students may have acquired learning through traditional college experiences as well as from work and life experience, independent reading and study, the mass media and participation in formal courses sponsored by associations, businesses, government, industry, the military, unions and learning reflected in various examinations.

The College will evaluate prior institutional or college learning as transfer credit and as a basis for advanced placement. The College will evaluate extra-institutional or non-college learning using the prior learning assessment process which includes, but is not limited to, departmental challenge exams or portfolio assessment. See also “Educational Credit for Training Programs” In the next section.

GCC's Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) evaluation processes include the following:


Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Fees
 
Assessment Request $25.00 per request
CPL Credit Award 20% of prevailing resident tuition rate 

Note: No charge for CLEP, AP, credit via formal agreements, or military credit.

In addition, a variety of practices exist for awarding credit for learning which has taken place outside of higher educational institutions. These include, but are not limited to:
  1. The American Council on Education: Military and Corporate
  2. National College Credit Recommendation Service
  3. Standardized Examinations such as AP, CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior College Exams
For more information on Prior Learning Assessment at Guam Community College, please contact the Admissions & Registration Office, or visit the PLA webpage at https://guamcc.edu/prior-learning-assessment.

Recognition of Sponsored Learning

Military Education
Credit may be granted for armed services school and military experience only as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).


Educational Credit for Training Programs
The College awards credit for non-collegiate sponsored instruction as recommended by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) or the American Council on Education in The National Guide To Educational Credit For Training Programs. These credits do not fulfill the residency requirement of (ACE) degree, certificate and diploma programs. Nationally-recognized training and certification programs will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Special Project Courses  
Special courses are open-entry/open-exit courses. A student may register for a special course during any regular semester or summer session. To register for a special project course, a student must complete the Application to Take Form. A student must work with either a counselor or an advisor as well as the supervising faculty member in preparing the Application to Take Form. The number of credits to be earned must be specified on the form. A student must obtain the approval of the counselor or advisor, supervising faculty member, Department Chairperson, Dean and the Registrar in order to take a special project course. All special project courses must be approved and start no later than two (2) weeks after the first day of classes for each semester for Fall and Spring, and one week prior to the start of Summer terms.

 

Credits, Grades and Examinations

Credit Load
A student may not register for more than 15 credits in any one semester except under special circumstances. If a student’s program of study requires registration for more than 15 credits in any one semester, counselor or advisor approval is required. 


Credits
At the College, each credit hour represents one hour per week in class and two hours outside of class devoted to preparation. Credit is granted in recognition of successful work in attaining Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) in specific courses. See General Requirements for Certificates and General Requirements for Associate Degrees for a statement on SLOs as applied to programs in a later section of this catalog.


Prerequisite
Course Prerequisite are courses to be completed or conditions to be met before a student is eligible to enroll in a specific course. A student who has enrolled in a course without first completing all course prerequisites may be dropped from that course. Waivers for course prerequisite can only be obtained from the Department Chairperson of the department which oversees the course. For example, ED150 requires the completion of EN110; therefore, only the Department Chairperson overseeing education courses may waive the prerequisite. As a general rule, however, prerequisite waivers are strongly discouraged.

Course Waivers and Substitutions
Recommendation for a course waiver is made by the Department Chairperson or academic advisor. For each course waiver there must be an accompanying recommended course substitution. Credit requirements cannot be waived. A declared student wishing to have a course waived or substituted must complete the following steps:
  1. Submit a Course Substitution Form, which indicates the waiver, to a counselor/advisor who forwards the request to the Department Chairperson.
  2. The Department Chairperson will confer with department members, and if they concur with the request, will forward the recommendation to the appropriate Dean for approval.
  3. If the Dean concurs with the request, it will be forwarded to the Registrar for verification and recording. If the Dean does not concur with the request, it will be returned to the student with justification via the Department Chair. The Dean’s decision is final.
It is important to note that course substitution takes the place of a required course in a program, for as long as the course substitution meets the content and/or spirit of the requirement. The Department Chair must consult with the Dean to make this determination.

Repeating a Class
Credit is allowed only once for a course. A course may be repeated if a grade of “D,” “F,” “NC,” or “Z” was received. Only the newly earned grade will be counted and used in computing the grade point average. If a student received a “C” or better and the course is repeated, the first grade will be counted towards grade points even if the second grade is higher.


Note:  Prior to fall 2007, the class being repeated will be assigned a repeat grade of “R” before the original grade. Beginning fall 2007, all repeated courses will appear as a letter grade with the repeat indicator appearing in a separate column. All classes being repeated will not affect grade point average.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts will be prepared for students upon request. Students must complete the following steps:

Submit a transcript request either in person or through the National Student Clearinghouse. There is a fee for transcripts, so please review the transcript request form for fees. The student must not owe any financial obligations to the school nor have any other holds preventing the release of an official transcript.

It is the student’s responsibility to update their address and mailing information in their student records. Such information may be updated online via MyGCC or submitted to the Admissions & Registration Office.

See National Student Clearinghouse for additional information. Official transcripts will not be faxed or emailed. Additionally, transcripts will not be released to a third party without the student’s written authorization.

Final grades can be accessed by students via the College’s self-service portal, MyGCC.


Grading
The assignment of final course grades is the responsibility of each faculty member, which begins with a clear statement in the course syllabus and in discussion with the students in the class. Defining the criteria upon which grades will be determined, is established by the curriculum documents. Instructors must identify the components and the weight of each that make up the final grade in the class syllabus.

In addition to defining the criteria, instructors are responsible for applying the criteria consistently and carefully, using professional judgment for their assessments, and in all cases, being fair to reflect student performance in the context of GCC’s expectations for student achievement and the established grading scale. Faculty evaluation of student work may be appealed using the process described in the Student Grievance Procedure found in the Student Handbook. An Evaluation Review Committee shall be convened to review the faculty member’s evaluation of the student’s work. Students may contact a Counselor for further guidance.  The Student Handbook can be found at https://guamcc.edu/StudentHandbook.


Grading System
Grades are earned for each course in which a student is officially enrolled. GCC uses a 4-point grading scale. Grade Point Average (GPA) is determined by letter grades A through F using the designated points assigned to each. The grade points assigned to the letter grades are as follows: 
  • A    4.0 = Excellent achievement
  • B    3.0 = Above average achievement
  • C    2.0 = Average achievement
  • D    1.0 = Below average achievement
  • F     0.0 = Failing 
The following are grades issued to students which do not impact the student’s GPA:
  • TF = Technical Failure
  • TW = Technical Withdrawal
  • W = Withdrawal
  • I = Incomplete
  • CR = Satisfactory Completion
  • NC = Unsatisfactory Completion
  • P = Satisfactory Completion/Test-Out (Used for developmental courses only)
  • Z = Unsatisfactory Progress made, repeated enrollment required (used for developmental courses only)
  • AU = Audit
  • TC = Transfer Credit
Credit/No Credit Option
Students should consult their counselor or advisor before taking courses using the Credit/No Credit option; this option must be declared in writing prior to the first day of instruction. Credit/No Credit is used for all Credit-By-Examination challenges.


Incomplete or “I” Grade
Incomplete (I) grades may be assigned only when academic work has been interrupted by circumstances beyond the student’s control. Incomplete grade requests must be initiated by the student and approved by both the instructor of record and Department Chair by filing an Incomplete Grade Request form. The form must be submitted by the student, along with appropriate documentation if deemed necessary, outlining the circumstances.  The instructor and the program chair must approve the request before the last day of the semester in which the Incomplete will be granted.

The student must complete all academic work to replace the “I” grade according to the terms of the agreement with the instructor of record by the end of the next consecutive academic term or the grade will be determined to be an “F” (“Z” for Developmental Education courses). The grade of “I” counts as credits attempted but does not affect GPA. 

Technical Failure or “TF” Grade
If a student registers for a class but fails to attend the class, the instructor will award a “TF” grade indicating that the student never attended the class. The “TF” will be entered on the student’s permanent record.


Technical Withdrawal or “TW” Grade
If a student registers for a class but fails to meet all College requirements for registration in that class (e.g., course prerequisite, immunization/health requirements, etc.), that student may be administratively withdrawn from that class. In such instances, a “TW” grade will be entered on the student’s permanent record.


Grade Point Average
A student’s grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the total credits attempted, excluding those credits for which “AU,” “CR,” “I,” “NC,” “P,” “TF,” “TW,” “W,” or “Z” grades are assigned and courses repeated (see section on Repeating a Class for more information).


Determining Applicable Catalog
Students maintaining continuous enrollment at Guam Community College may graduate according to the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of initial acceptance as a Declared Student or according to the requirements of any single catalog in effect during subsequent terms of continuous enrollment thereafter.

Students who are dismissed as Declared Students may only be reinstated using the most current catalog. A semester in which a student earns course credit will be counted toward continuous enrollment. Noncredit courses, audited courses, failed courses, or courses from which the student withdraws do not count toward the determination of continuous enrollment for catalog purposes.

Students who do not enroll for two consecutive regular (fall & spring) semesters are no longer considered continuously enrolled, and must meet requirements of the catalog in effect at the time they return.

Students are not obligated to enroll and earn course credit during summer terms, but summer enrollment may be used to maintain continuous enrollment status.

Students who return during a summer term after an absence must follow the requirements of the catalog in effect for the following fall semester.

Students who do not enroll for two consecutive regular semesters as well as students dismissed from the College as a Declared Student must complete the Application for Re-Entry and must submit it to the Admissions and Registration Office. Students must meet with their advisor or with a counselor prior to the submission of this Application.

Academic Standing

Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards apply to all Declared Students including all students who receive financial aid at the College. Students receiving financial aid may also visit the Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services & Administration Building 2000, Room 2114, 2115, or 2116, or call 671-735-5543 ext.5545 or 5556.


Evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
The Admissions & Registration Office evaluates SAP at the end of each semester. Student progress is reviewed for cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and progress toward completion. The minimum CGPA for certificate postsecondary programs is 2.0. In addition, the College will determine the cumulative successful completion rate (CSCR) equals to at least 67% of credits attempted. In determining the total number of credit hours attempted, all credits attempted at GCC under the student’s post-secondary academic history will be counted. Grades from transfer courses will not be included in the CGPA.


Academic Probation
At the end of each term, the academic record of each Declared Student enrolled for that term will be compared to the Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress. Any Declared Student who is not making Satisfactory Academic Progress toward a degree or certificate will be placed on Academic Probation at the end of that term. Any student on Academic Probation may lose financial aid eligibility. Financial Aid Students may also visit the Financial Aid Office in Room 2114, 2115, or 2116, Student Services & Administration Building or call 671-735-5543 ext. 5545 or 5556.  Students will be notified of their academic standing by the Admissions & Registration Office.

A Declared Student who has been placed on Academic Probation may enroll for at least one subsequent, probationary term. If, after the probationary term, the student’s cumulative academic record meets at least the minimum standards, the student will be taken off Academic Probation. If the student’s cumulative academic record does not meet the minimum standards applicable to that student, but the academic record during the probationary term demonstrates progress toward meeting the cumulative minimum standards required for Satisfactory Academic Progress, then that student may enroll for another probationary term at the College at the discretion of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Such action is limited to two consecutive semesters.


Dismissal
If the student does not meet at least the minimum standards applicable to that student and fails to demonstrate progress toward meeting the cumulative minimum standards required for Satisfactory Progress during the probationary period, then that student is re-classed as an Undeclared Student. Once satisfactory progress is achieved, the student may re-apply for admission as a Declared Student.

Reinstatement as a Declared Student
A student who has been re-classed as an Undeclared Student may continue to enroll at the College (does not apply to an international student, F-1 Visa). Coursework completed as an Undeclared Student may be used as a basis for application for readmission as a Declared Student. A student who applies for readmission to the College as a Declared Student must demonstrate the ability to meet current academic progress standards. A student who is readmitted to the College as a Declared Student following dismissal from the College will be readmitted on Academic Probation and will be subject to current standards as stated in the College Catalog at the time of reinstatement.

Appeals
Any student has the right to appeal placement on Academic Probation and Dismissal from the College as a Declared Student. Any appeal must be in writing and include supporting documentation. All appeals will be first submitted to the Registrar who will adjudicate all appeals. A student may appeal the decision of the Registrar using the Student Grievance Procedure.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for students utilizing Veteran Education Benefits
In order to meet SAP, a Veteran student must maintain a minimum cumulative and term GPA of 2.0 and successfully complete a minimum of 67 percent of the courses attempted.  Failure to do so will result in Veteran Academic Probation (VAP) being placed on the student's record, restricting open registrations for future terms. Not meeting SAP may eventually restrict a student's ability to use veteran education benefits at Guam Community College.

Veteran Academic Probation (VAP)
A student will be placed on a Veteran Academic Probation (VAP) if the cumulative or term GPA falls below a 2.0, or if the completion of courses attempted falls below 67 percent.  The VAP policy requires that the student contact the Financial Aid Office at Guam Community College to be advised on the steps to have the VAP removed, and briefed on the possibility of being placed on Veteran Benefit Denial (VBD) if SAP is not met while on VAP status. A student will be allowed to register while on VAP.  If the student achieves a cumulative and term GPA of 2.0 or higher and reaches a completion percentage of 67 percent for all courses attempted, the VAP will be removed, allowing the student to register for future terms without restrictions.

Veteran Benefit Denial (VBD)
If while on a VAP, the student does not meet the minimum cumulative and term GPA of 2.0 and does not successfully complete at least 67 percent of the courses attempted for that term, the student will be placed on a Veteran Benefit Denial (VBD). This action will be reported to the VA by the College through the VA's formal process. Once placed on VBD, the student will be denied the use of any and all VA benefits and will be responsible for payment of tuition and fees. Guam Community College will not certify for veteran education benefits under any chapter while on a VBD. Students on a VBD may continue to take courses at Guam Community College via alternate funding sources, such as financial aid. The VBD will be removed and upgraded to VAP when a cumulative and term GPA of 2.0 or higher and a completion percentage of 67 percent for all courses attempted is reached, allowing the student once again to utilize veteran education benefits at Guam Community College. The College will retroactively certify these successful courses after the grade is posted. 

Appealing a Denial
A student can appeal a VBD decision through the College’s administrative appeals process. The appeal should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Please visit the Financial Aid Office to discuss your appeal or email financialaid@guamcc.edu.  
 

Scholastic Honors

Deans’ List
Guam Community College publishes the Deans’ List in the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Students qualify and earn the recognition by achieving the semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher with enrollment and completion of 12 or more credits for the semester (Pass/Fail and Credit/No Credit courses will not be counted). The Deans’ List is published at the completion of the semester by the Admissions & Registration Office. 

President’s List
Guam Community College publishes the President’s List in the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Students qualify and earn the recognition by achieving the semester grade point average of 4.0 with enrollment and completion of 12 or more credits for the semester (Pass/Fail and Credit/No Credit courses will not be counted). The President’s List is published at the completion of the semester by the Admissions & Registration Office. 

Graduation Honors
Postsecondary students graduating from Guam Community College with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher based on 24 or more credit hours of credit completed at Guam Community College will graduate “With Honors.”


Time Limit for Coursework
In areas of study in which the subject matter changes rapidly, material in courses taken long before graduation may become obsolete or irrelevant. Coursework that is more than eight (8) years old is applicable to completion of degree requirements at the discretion of the department of the student’s major course of study. Departments may accept such coursework, reject it or request that the student revalidate its substance.

The eight-year limit on coursework applies except when program accreditation agencies limit the life of coursework to less than eight (8) years. Departments may also require students to satisfy current major requirements rather than major requirements in earlier catalogs, when completing earlier requirements is no longer possible or educationally unsound.

 

Commencement Ceremony

A Commencement Ceremony is held annually at the end of the spring semester. The College urges all of its graduates to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Students who receive their degree, certificate or diploma in the fall semester within the same academic year or the summer semester the prior academic year may participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Instructional Programs

Degree, Certificate, Apprenticeship, Industry Certification, and Diploma program requirements are separately listed in the Catalog.

Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

The College offers courses outside its regular schedule of courses for students interested in personal enrichment, skill training, or to meet other academic needs.  Some courses are also offered to meet employment requirements such as the Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM®) training, or the procurement basic training modules. The College also hosts various conferences and workshops to enable participants to upgrade their skills and knowledge in a variety of areas.

Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning courses are primarily skill-oriented and are designed to meet the specific training needs of those seeking to upgrade skills in their workplaces, as well as those seeking to develop work skills for entry or reentry into the work-force. The courses vary in length, depending on the breadth and depth of the skill to be taught.

The Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development, located on the first floor of the Student Services & Administration Building, welcomes requests or suggestions for course or event offerings. A catalog of courses may also be requested from the office. For more information, call 671-735-5640 ext.5579 or email learning4life@guamcc.edu.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is used by Guam Community College to facilitate the accumulation and exchange of standardized information about participation of individuals in noncredit continuing education. Please note the following four (4) points:
  1. CEU credit is for career enrichment and/or advancement. CEUs may be integrated into regular credit courses, provided that the CEU is clearly defined and there is assurance that the CEU does not replace regular credit requirements approved by GCC.
  2. CEU contact hours can be structured within a regular credit course, provided that the ten contact hours to one CEU equivalency is maintained. CEUs are awarded on a pass/fail basis. Letter grades are not to be used, as the goal of the CEU experience is learning enrichment/advancement and not mastery of scholarly material.
  3. CEU programs will be governed by the same standards that GCC imposes on regular programs. GCC will have direct quality and fiscal control over all CEU activity within the institution.
  4. CEUs cannot be used for degree credit requirements. CEUs and regular credit cannot be earned at the same time for the same learning experience.
Further background information about these units is contained in the following statements:

One CEU is defined as ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship and capable direction of qualified instructors.

Program objectives, content, format, methods of instruction, methods of evaluation and program schedules will be established prior to the determination of the number of contact hours and appropriate CEUs. CEUs do not convert to degree credit.

Permanent records for individual participants in CEU programs will be kept. Course fees will be negotiated between the requesting agency, organization or individuals and GCC.

Review, evaluation and approval of CEUs for an educational experience is the responsibility of the Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development, in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Contact (671)-735-5640 ext.5579 or email learning4life@guamcc.edu for additional questions.

Certificate of Enrichment or Completion

Individual programs of study are developed based on specific requests made by individuals, organizations, or companies for their immediate and/or long-term needs. Customized programs may be developed by the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) to fulfill the needs of these customers. A certificate of enrichment/completion may be awarded by CEWD to individuals who complete the programs and meet these specialized programs. Certification of enrichment/completion is an acknowledgement that the student has completed a combination of courses and related activities organized by the College for the sole purpose of attaining the educational objectives requested by the participant or trainee.

English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)

This is recommended for adults who are learning English as a non-primary language. Coursework integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English. Courses are offered through the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development as CEUs only.  To register for ESL, please call the Adult Education Office at (671) 735-6010 ext. 5415 or visit the office staff in the Foundation Building, 2nd floor.

Postsecondary Policy

All Undeclared or newly Declared Students in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses are required to take a placement exam by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes.

All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or have completed their EN096 Basic English Level I or EN097 Basic English Level II (or higher) general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes, and must enroll in or have completed MA098 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 15 credits. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting their general education requirements.

Withdrawal from Math and English General Education Required Courses

Students, who have not met their math and English General Education requirement(s) may be allowed to drop or withdraw from math and English courses only if they wish to withdraw completely for the semester.

Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing or equivalent, however, is required for enrollment into English and Mathematics courses. Therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.

 

GCC Industry Testing Services

Guam Community College also serves as a testing center for licensure recognized by the following:
  • Electronic Technician’s Association International
  • Microsoft
  • Prometrics
  • A+ Service Technician
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Cisco Systems and General Education Development
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
GCC provides professional examination services for the following:
  • American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
  • Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • National Restaurant Association
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
GCC Test Center is also recognized to administer testing for the following:
•      American Culinary Federation
•      Castle Worldwide, Inc.
•      Certiport®
•      Crane Institute Certification (CIC)
•      KRYTERION™
•      Pearson VUE
•      Performance Network Assessment (PNA)
•      Prov Inc.
•      PSI Services LLC
•      Western Governors University (WGU)
•      WorkKeys®

For more information regarding testing services, contact the Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development at (671)-735-5640 ext.5579 or email learning4life@guamcc.edu.

Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

The end of fall 2009 marked the formal adoption of GCC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes, also known as ILOs. The ILOs were developed as a task of the General Education Committee with input from all faculty, the Faculty Senate, the College Governing Council (CGC), and the Board of Trustees. These ILOs represent what knowledge, skills/abilities, and values students should develop and acquire as a result of their overall experiences with any aspect of the College.  The ILOs link all divisions, departments, units, and programs at the College regardless of whether they are directly (academic) or indirectly (non-academic) involved with students. Every employee and office at the College exists to support students and help them excel; this includes the administration, student support services, faculty, maintenance, procurement, etc.

The five (5) ILOs represent broad outcomes in various areas depicted as the College’s core values. Due to their universal and broad coverage, it is not expected that a single course, or program for that matter, address all identified outcomes. Rather, it is through the culminating integrated experience students have in their academic and campus life which will enable them to acquire these ILOs.

The emphasis on ILOs and outcomes-based assessment has helped transform the College into a more learner-centered institution. Guam Community College remains committed to strengthen its focus on learning outcomes, ultimately leading to quality education and a productive workforce. In keeping with its mission that Guam Community College is a leader in career and technical workforce development, providing the highest quality student centered education and job training for Micronesia, the College community has established the following Institutional Learning Outcomes which were recommended by the Faculty Senate, approved by the President, and adopted by the Board of Trustees (December 2, 2009):

Guam Community College students will acquire the highest quality education and job training that promotes workforce development and empowers them to serve as dynamic leaders within the local and international community. Students will demonstrate:

Use of acquired skills in effective communication, and quantitative analysis with proper application of technology

Ability to access, assimilate and use information ethically and legally

Mastery of critical thinking and problem-solving techniques

Collaborative skills that develop professionalism, integrity, respect, and fairness

Civic responsibility that fosters respect and understanding of ethical, social, cultural, and environmental issues locally and globally. 
 

Tuition, Fees, Payment, & Financial Assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Resident/Military & Dependents/Veteran Students/Federated States of Micronesia/Republic of the Marshall Islands/Republic of Palau[1]   - $130.00 per credit hour
A “Resident Student” is a student whose permanent home is on Guam and pays Guam income taxes or is claimed as a dependent by someone who pays Guam income taxes. Active duty military personnel and their dependents as well as Veterans fall under the Resident Tuition rate.

Nonresident Student - $155.00 per credit hour
A “Nonresident” is a student whose permanent home is away from Guam and does not pay Guam income taxes.

International Student - $180.00 per credit hour
An “International Student” is a non-citizen that holds a non-immigrant visa, e.g., B, C, D, F, H, J, L or M visa. All students will be classified as resident, nonresident or international student for tuition purposes when they register for classes. When the College is unsure of a student’s residency classification, the College will assess the higher tuition rate. The burden of showing that the residence classification should be changed is on the student.

The Residence Classification Policy and Procedures of the College are available for inspection at the Admissions & Registration Office.

The College reserves the right to periodically adjust tuition, but will conduct public hearings in compliance with the Administrative Adjudication Act.
 
[1] Public Law 118-42 In-State Tuition


Fees
The following fees are charged each semester:
Registration Fee $22.00
Student Identification Card $7.00
Library Fee $15.00
Technology Fee $73.00
Student Activity Fee $15.00
Student Health Fee $15.00
Total Fees $147.00

Notes on fees
Student Identification Card Fee - All students are required to have a Student Identification Card except for students enrolled exclusively in short-term courses and special offerings.

Library Fee - The Library fee is considered to be a special fee for tuition and fee refund purposes.

Technology Fee - Of this amount, $36.50 will cover costs of current operations and the remaining $36.50 will be set aside in a special fund to systematically upgrade computer labs, software and other technology-related student services.

Student Activity Fee - Funds are used to support student activities organized under the purview of the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Office.


Student Health Fee - Students may receive PPD, MMR vaccinations, and emergency care services at the Student Health Center free of charge. Students failing to appear to have test results read and who are required to repeat a test will have to pay a second student health fee.

Laboratory Fees
Some courses offered by the College involve the consumption of materials and supplies by each student enrolled in them; lab fees are charged for these classes. Lab fees are listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.

Educational Records
Copies of a student’s educational records made pursuant to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 will be made at a cost of $1.00 per page.

Audit Fees
Audit fees are the same as those for regular credit classes.

Late Fee
The College will charge a non-refundable late fee of $37.00 to be assessed for the following:
Students under “Payment Plan,” or Students under financial assistance whose financial assistance does not cover 100% of student obligation by the end of the semester. The College will not assess a Late Fee if, a student registers only for non-credit courses, special course, or open-entry courses.

Application for Graduation for Degree, Certificate or Diploma
The College will charge a non-refundable $15.00 fee.  The Application for Graduation fee includes one Diploma and will be distributed during the Commencement Ceremony. The Commencement Ceremony is held each year at the end of Spring Semester.

Diploma Re-Order Fee
The College will charge $15.00 to reorder a degree, certificate or diploma to be picked up by a student. If it has been over a year since graduation, the reorder fee is $35.00. A $15.00 postage fee will be charged for a degree, certificate or diploma to be mailed to a student.

Placement Test Fee
The College will charge $22.00 for the College English and Math placement tests.

Official Transcript Requests
Students may request copies of their academic record (transcript) either online via the National Student Clearinghouse (https://tsorder.studentclearinghouse.org/school/select) or at the Admissions & Registration Office in the Student Services & Administration Building. Transcripts are usually prepared within five (5) working days. Each copy of a student’s transcript costs $5.00. A rush service request for transcripts costs $15.00 per transcript. Transcripts will be available in 2 business days. No transcript will be issued by the College if the student has an outstanding financial obligation with the College. Transcripts will not be faxed or emailed.


Tuition & Fee Waiver
On a space available basis, individuals who are residents, live on Guam for at least the last 5 years, and who are 55 years of age and older do not pay tuition and fees for classes appearing in the regular term. Proof of age and residency will be required at the time of registration. All applicable tuition and course fees will be charged for courses taken outside of the regular term.

Veteran Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 3679 of Title 38, United States Code
Effective August 1, 2019, Guam Community College will allow a Covered Individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, and dependents under the Chapter 33 Transfer of Entitlement, to remain registered in their courses without being dropped or otherwise penalized due to delay in payment of tuition and fees by the VA. In order to receive this benefit, the student must apply for benefits by filling out the "Certification Request Form" and provide the "Certificate of Eligibility" and/or an approval from the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. These forms are available at the Guam Community College Financial Aid Office, Tiyan VA Benefits Office, or the va.gov.

It is the student's responsibility to pay the school any balance remaining should the student register in courses that are not within the approved education plan, or if the student is not entitled to 100% education benefits. Any award returned to the VA eligible for return of funds is the student’s responsibility.

Payment Information

Payment in full of all current tuition and fees and outstanding obligations is required.  Payment may be made at the Cashier’s Office or online using the following payment methods:

Payment Methods Accepted at Cashier’s Office:  Cash, Check, VISA, and Master Card.

Payment Methods Accepted Online: VISA, Master Card, and American Express.  To make payment online, please visit our website at mygcc.guamcc.edu/MyAccount.

Payment by Check:  Make check payable to Guam Community College or GCC.  Please include student’s name, student ID number, and contact number of check writer.  Check payments are subject to a ten (10) business day hold for bank clearance.  Requests will be processed and documents will be released after check payment has cleared the bank.

Failure to pay full tuition by required due date will result in one or more of the following actions:
  1. Student will not be allowed to register and receive grades;
  2. Transcripts and/or diploma will not be processed; and
  3. Outstanding accounts will be referred to a collection agency. 
(The student shall assume responsibility for all collection agency fees, legal fees, and court fees necessitated by default in payment.)

 
 

Tuition and Fee Refund Policy

 All students are obligated to pay for registered courses unless they officially drop a course(s) before the first day of class. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates and deadlines. If students do not officially withdraw from courses, they will be liable for the full amount of tuition and fees even if they did not attend classes.

The "Regular Semester" refund policy will be applied as follows to semester long courses offered:
  1. If the course drop occurs on or before the last day of schedule adjustment, 100% of the tuition, special fees and laboratory fees will be refunded.
  2. After the last day of registration, no refunds will be made for semester long courses.
  3. Full (100%) refund of tuition and all special fees and laboratory fees will be made by the College to students for classes cancelled by the College.
Refund Exceptions
Any student facing extenuating circumstances during a semester resulting in withdrawal from credit classes may submit the Tuition/Refund Waiver Request Form. Requests will only be considered if it is submitted with proper documentation. Requests may only be submitted within one year of the end of the registered semester.

Students who wish to withdraw from all registered courses in a semester for the following reasons must submit a written request for a refund.
  1. Student with a serious illness, verifiable by a doctor's written statement that the illness prevents the student from attending all classes for the semester. The doctor's statement must be submitted with refund request, and any other documents that will help substantiate the request.
  2. Serious illness of an immediate family member that prevents the student from attending all classes for the semester. Immediate family members include spouse/partner, father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, child, foster child, grandchild, stepchild in any one incident. Serious illness verifiable by a doctor's written statement that the illness prevents the student from attending all classes for the semester.
  3. Death of a student's spouse/partner, child, or parent that prevents the student from attending all classes for the semester. Copy of death certificate must be submitted.
  4. Death of a student. Copy of death certificate must be submitted.
  5. Student is in the Armed Forces and is called to active duty and assigned to a duty station, verifiable by a copy of the orders, will be allowed to withdraw and receive a 100% refund/waiver of tuition, provided courses have not been completed.
Requests for a total withdrawal from the College or courses for one of the above reasons may result in a class credit, provided courses have not been completed. All decisions made by the College are final.

Limitation
Never attending is not an allowable refund/waiver exception or an excuse of the debt incurred through registration.

Tuition Refund Process
Drop/add refund dates are widely publicized; therefore, appeals based on lack of awareness of the dates will not be reviewed.

Submitting Your Request
Refund requests must be submitted in writing ONLY via-

Mail:
Guam Community College ‐ Refund
c/o Admissions and Registration
P.O. Box 23069 GMF
Barrigada, Guam 96921

Email (preferred):
gcc.refund@guamcc.edu

A decision will be made within 6‐8 weeks of submittal and the student will be notified by either their Guam Community College email address or by mail. Please note all decisions are final

Consideration for Financial Aid Students
It may not be in your best interest to file a request. You may be responsible for repayment of financial aid received. Please check with the Financial Aid office before submitting a request.

Students receiving federal financial aid, including loans, who completely withdraw (officially or unofficially) before completing 60% of the semester, will be subject to the federal return of Title IV funds calculation. This calculation is based on the percentage of the semester completed. Generally, the student is required to repay a portion of the federal financial aid which has been paid to the student. This calculation is mandated and must be applied regardless of the circumstances for withdrawal. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office by e‐mail at financialaid@guamcc.edu or call (671)735-5543 ext. 5545 or 5556.

DoD:  Policy of Return of Unearned Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Funds
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws (officially or unofficially) on or before 60 percent of the course(s) meeting period has been completed, Guam Community College will comply with the Department of Defense policy to return unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through the 60 percent portion of the period for which the TA funds were provided. After a student completes 60 percent of the term, all TA funds are considered fully earned.

The return of unearned military TA funds will follow the same guidelines as the Department of Education Title IV funding, outlined in the Withdrawal Policy for Return of Title IV Funds policy. The calculation is completed for each course individually. Once the completion (earned) percentage is calculated, the College will multiply the percentage by the amount of TA funds awarded to determine the amount of TA funds earned. The unearned TA funds will be returned to the military service, not to the service member, within 45 days of the determination of withdrawal.


15 week course withdrawal
 
Before or by the 1st day of class: 100% returned to DoD
During Weeks 1 – 3: 75% returned to DoD
During Weeks 4 – 5: 50% returned to DoD
During Weeks 6 – 8: 25% returned to DoD
During Weeks 9 -15: 0% returned to DoD

Students Called to Active Military Service
Recognizing the need to accommodate students who are asked to serve their country during wartime, the College will allow students called to active military duty, while enrolled in a given semester, to be provided a refund of tuition and fees. As an alternative to refunds, students may opt for credit against future enrollment. Students will be required to provide to the Admissions & Registration Office and the Business Office, written notice of active military status and indicate whether a refund or credit is preferred.

Returned Check Policy
If a student makes a payment for tuition and fees using a check and the check is returned, the student will be contacted by the GCC Business Office regarding the returned check. Once contacted, the student must pay the amount of the check in full by cash or cashier’s check within 48 hours of notice. Additionally, a $37 returned check fee is assessed. A $37 late fee may also be assessed. If a student fails to make payment, he or she will be dropped from courses and will be referred to a collection agency. Moreover, neither grades nor transcripts will be released until the full amount of the returned check plus the service charge is paid in full.

Outstanding Balances
Students who have an outstanding balance at the end of a semester will not be allowed to register until the amount is paid in full. In addition, neither grades nor transcripts will be released until the past due balance is paid in full. If a student fails to make payment by the required due date, he or she will be dropped from courses and will be referred to a collection agency.

 

Cost of Attendance

AY 2024-2025
The College estimates the cost of attendance as a full-time student at the College during the 2024-2025 academic year (ten months, including fall, spring and summer semesters) to be as follows:
 
Resident Independent Student Cost
(Off-Campus)
Dependent Student Cost
(with Parent(s))
Tuition and Fees  $3,414.00  $3,414.00
Room and Board  $11,325.00  $3,000.00
Transportation  $1,600.00  $1,600.00
Personal Expenses  $2,200.00  $2,200.00
Books and Supplies  $1,800.00  $1,800.00
Total Estimated Cost of
Attendance
 $20,339.00  $12,014.00
















 
Non-Resident Independent Student Cost
(Off-Campus)
Dependent Student Cost
(with Parent(s))
Tuition and Fees  $4,014.00  $4,014.00
Room and Board  $11,325.00  $3,000.00
Transportation  $2,500.00  $2,500.00
Personal Expenses  $2,200.00  $2,200.00
Books and Supplies  $1,800.00  $1,800.00
Total Estimated Cost of
Attendance
 $21,839.00  $13,014.00
















*Plus round-trip airfare for off-island students.

NOTE:  Students whose permanent residence is not Guam should add the cost of round-trip travel from their permanent residence to Guam and back again.
International students should contact the Admissions and Registration Office for more information regarding the cost of attendance.

These estimates of the cost of attendance as a full-time student are based on the following assumptions:
An independent student is sharing housing costs with one other student.

AY 2024-2025 is a ten (10) month period of class attendance.

Financial Aid Services

The College believes that each individual should have the opportunity to develop his or her potential to the fullest extent possible. As part of the commitment to that principle, the College makes available financial aid programs which can provide students with money to pay for tuition, books, supplies, transportation and living expenses while they attend college.

Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office provides information and advice on how students can gain financial assistance from various sources. Such assistance is available to students with financial need through the Federal Student Aid Programs that include Pell Grant, Federal Work Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. The College is also approved to certify Veteran’s benefits. In addition, various independent scholarship programs are available based on a combination of factors such as merit, interest in certain degree programs, and in some cases, need. The College does not administer federal student loan programs. Students may receive complete financial aid counseling services at the College’s Financial Aid Office located on the 1st floor of the Student Services & Administration Building.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines
The College processes financial aid applications throughout the year. Most scholarship programs, however, have application deadlines established by the grantor. In the case of Federal Student Aid Programs, students must have completed both the government forms and the entire admissions process at the College in order to qualify. This process should be started well in advance of the semester to be attended in order to prevent delays in payment. Students should complete their applications early to ensure maximum awards. No applications will be accepted after the end of the school year. For further information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (671) 735-5543 ext. 5545 or 5556.

Types of Financial Aid

Pell Grant
This is a grant, which does not need to be repaid. It is based on financial need, and upon maintaining satisfactory progress at the College. Depending on income, students can be eligible for up to $7,395.00 per year for full-time enrollment during Academic Year 2024-2025.

Federal Work Study Program (FWSP)
Students who qualify for the Pell Grant and who still have remaining financial need may sign up for College Work Study as a means of earning income. These awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are spent. Job placement is done by the Financial Aid Office. The awards usually range between $1,000 and $4,000 per year, depending on need.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Students who qualify for the Pell Grant and who fall into the greatest need category may also receive FSEOG awards. Typical awards are around $500 per year.

Veterans Educational Benefits
The College is approved for Veteran’s benefits. Counseling regarding individual eligibility is available either at the Financial Aid Office or at the Veteran’s Administration Offices in Guam. Veterans must comply with established Financial Aid Office policies in order to receive benefits, and must meet established standards of progress.

Federated States of Micronesia Scholarship Programs
The neighboring island states have scholarship funds for their students. The island states have generally made the applications and information available to the College. Students who wish to apply may contact either their island’s scholarship program office, or the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships
Various private groups and organizations provide scholarships for GCC students. Information about these scholarships is available at the Financial Aid Office and at https://guamcc.edu/FinancialAid.

Eligibility
Financial Aid, with the exception of gift aid and merit-based scholarships, is awarded on the basis of a student’s financial need. A student’s financial need is defined as the difference between the cost of the student’s education and the student’s resources to meet that cost. In general, a student may be eligible for financial aid under the following conditions:
  • The student can demonstrate that a financial need exists;
  • The student is making satisfactory progress toward a postsecondary educational goal;
  • The student is enrolled as a Declared Student;
  • The student is a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident, a permanent resident of the Federated States of Micronesia, or a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, or the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau; and
  • The student, if required by federal law, attests to his/her Selective Service Status.
Application Procedures
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for any Federal assistance. These applications are available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students must apply and qualify annually on the basis of demonstrated financial need. To apply, students should first create an FSA ID and then go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the form or click on the Financial Aid links at https://guamcc.edu/financialaid, then select the “Applying for Financial Aid” and follow the directions on that list.  The Guam Community College school code is 015361.  In addition to the FAFSA, students will need to complete an “Application for Admission” as a Declared Student” which is available on the GCC website or at the Admissions desk in the Student Services and Administration building.

Awards
To be eligible for Title IV funds, a student must be a regular student as defined in 34 CFR§ 668.32 of the General Provisions regulations.  A regular student is defined as: “A person who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an institution for the purpose of obtaining a degree, certificate or other recognized educational credential offered by that institution.”  Therefore, students are not eligible to receive Title IV assistance for credit hours/coursework, which will not count towards the completion for that student’s degree program requirements. Pell grants are awarded by the Financial Aid Office and disbursed at mid-term. Students can view their account information on MyGCC at https://guamcc.edu.

Student Responsibilities
In order to receive any form of assistance from the Financial Aid Office, all applicants must:
  1. Complete all necessary application forms and pertinent documents on or before the established deadlines of each school year.
  2. Be admitted as a “Declared Student.”
  3. Enroll in a program of study leading towards a postsecondary degree or certificate program (Adult High School Diploma may be eligible for some financial assistance, e.g., VA Benefits).
  4. Enroll in courses required for declared program of study. Satisfactorily meet progress standards for financial aid. For further explanation, please visit the Financial Aid website at https://guamcc.edu/financialaid.
  5. Inform the Financial Aid Office of any changes that may affect their financial assistance.
  6. Pick up award checks on the scheduled disbursement dates.
  7. Comply with all other policies established by the Financial Aid Office as described in the Student Handbook and Financial Aid website at https://guamcc.edu/financialaid.
  8. VA students must have previous education credits/military training evaluated. Submit an evaluation request form along with transcripts, DD-214’s etc. to the Registrar’s office.
Students who fail to comply with the above requirements may jeopardize their eligibility for assistance. Furthermore, students are urged to work closely with their program advisors and/or counselors in planning their course of study at GCC. For more information regarding Financial Aid, contact:
 
Financial Aid Office
Guam Community College
P.O. Box 23069
Barrigada, Guam 96921

(671) 735-5543 ext. 5545 or 5556
Email: financialaid@guamcc.edu
FAFSA website: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Adult High School, Industry Certification & Apprenticeship

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The ABE programs are instructional programs designed to help adult learners master the skills and content necessary to enhance their employability skills by improving their ability to speak, read, or write the English language and by increasing their ability to function effectively in society. These courses can help adult learners prepare to enroll in the Adult High School Diploma Program or prepare for an administration of the GED®.

For more information regarding Adult Basic Education, please call (671) 735-6010 ext. 5415 or email at gccadulteducation@guamcc.edu. 


High School Equivalency
Adult High School Diploma Program (AHSDP) Guidelines
The mission of the Adult High School Diploma Program (AHSDP) is to assist students with the completion of a secondary high school diploma and transition into postsecondary education and/or the workforce. 

GCC is mandated through Public Law 14-77 to provide adult education to individuals who are 16 years of age and not enrolled or required to be enrolled in a secondary school under Guam Law (P.L. 34-104; Compulsory Age 18 yrs. old). The AHSDP supports the College’s mission statement and the personal, academic, and career goals of adults on Guam who have not earned a high school diploma. The AHSDP offers adults the opportunity to earn credits toward their diploma while receiving education and training, in preparation for the workplace and/or postsecondary education. Students will be required to apply for admission to the College as a diploma student once they are determined eligible for the Adult High School Diploma Program. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Adult High School Diploma program, students will be able to:
 
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in basic skills areas, as necessary for entry level employment and/or postsecondary education.
  2. Analyze complex informational text independently.
  3. Apply technical knowledge and skills necessary for workplace productivity. 

Eligibility
GCC is mandated through Public Law 14-77 to provide adult education to individuals who are 16 years of age and not enrolled or required to be enrolled in a secondary school under Guam Law (P.L. 34-104; Compulsory Age 18 yrs. old) and is:
  • Basic skills deficient;
  • Does not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent and has not achieved an equivalent of education; or
  • An English language learner who has limited ability in reading, writing, speaking, or comprehending the English language and whose native language is a language other than English or lives in a family or community environment where a language other than English is the dominant language.

Upon completion of the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS), individuals who score a 239 or higher in reading and a 236 or higher in math may enroll in the AHSDP.

Individuals scoring below 239 in the reading and 236 in the math portion of the CASAS will begin by taking courses to refresh basic skills until scores of 239 in reading and a 236 in math and above are met. Individuals who score above 239 in reading and 236 in math may go directly into the AHS Diploma Program or schedule to take the high school equivalency diploma (GED®). Additionally, students who score below a 236 will receive the following assistance while attending basic skills courses: Tutoring Services from the Reach for College Program.

Adult High School Diploma Requirements
Course Requirements:
Successful completion of courses in the following areas (either at GCC or through accepted transfer credit):


Adult High School Diploma Requirements

Course Requirements:
Successful completion of courses in the following areas (either at GCC or through accepted transfer credit):
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EN068 Language Arts Literacy 3
EN081 Literature Survey 3
EN091 Fundamentals of Communication 3
AEMA050 Algebra I 3
AEMA060 Geometry 3
AEMA070 Algebra II 3
SI051 Earth Science 3
SI061 Biology 3
SS063 American Government 3
History (Choose 1)
SS081 US History I 3
SS082 US History II
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
SO099 Student-Centered Success in College 3
OA101 Keyboarding 3
Electives
Course Course Name Credits

 
Elective Choice 1 3

 
Elective Choice 2 3

 
Elective Choice 3 3
Program Total 45

The AHSDP advisor/counselor must approve students’ enrollment into courses for the semester. Students will be limited to register in no more than 12 credit hours of adult high school courses (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Student Success Workshop) and postsecondary career and technical (CTE)/elective courses.
AHS students shall adhere to the following guidelines in order to maintain eligibility to continue the AHS Diploma Program:
  1. Students must attend all registered courses. Students receiving more than five (5) absences in any registered course will receive a failure grade (F) or unsatisfactory completion (NC), whichever is applicable, for the course. If a student receives more than two (2) failure grades (F) and/or unsatisfactory completion (NC) resulting from absences, the student will no longer be eligible to continue with the AHS Diploma Program and will be referred by their advisor/counselor to the Adult Education Office for other program options.
  2. Students who receive a failure grade (F) or unsatisfactory completion (NC) will be allowed to retake the course only once. Students may retake no more than two (2) courses while enrolled in the AHS Diploma Program. After retaking two (2) courses and it is determined that the student will be unable to complete the requirements of the AHS Diploma Program, the student will be referred by his/her advisor/counselor to the Adult Education Office for other program options.
After the official add/drop dates posted in the Schedule of Classes, any student who withdraws (W), who has been technically withdrawn (TW), and/or who abandons any course he/she has registered in resulting in a failure grade (F) or a technical failure grade (TF) will not be eligible to continue to participate in the AHS Diploma Program.

Nine (9) credits of Career and Technical Education (CTE) electives should be from the same career area as part of the student's approved educational plan. Development of a Student Educational Plan with counselor or advisor is required.

Adult High School students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0 in order to earn an Adult High School Diploma.

High school credits completed elsewhere will be converted to credit hours to meet the requirements of the adult high school diploma using the following equivalency: one (1) Carnegie unit = three (3) credit hours on 050-099 level. Career and Technical Education (CTE) credits earned at GCC through the AHSDP articulate to GCC’s postsecondary programs.

Students will be loaned the required books for their registered courses with an obligation of returning all books to the Adult Education Office at the end of the semester. Outstanding obligations will result in a hold on grades, transcripts, or other processes.


High School Equivalency Diploma
Eligibility for Testing


18 years of age and not currently enrolled or required to be enrolled in high school.

Assessment
All applicants must take the free 2-hour CASAS Appraisal which is administered daily. An individual must score at least 239 in reading and 236 in math on the CASAS Appraisal in order to take the GED®.

Fees 
There is no charge to take the CASAS Appraisal. GED® has four computer-based content areas (Reasoning through Language Arts, Reasoning through Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies); the cost to take each content area is $37.25 or $149 for all four content areas. Retake cost is $25.00 per content area. Payment must be made online at https://ged.com. 

How to Apply
To apply for the CASAS Assessment, the applicant must present a valid driver’s license, passport, military ID or other form of government-issued identification that shows his/her name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph to a staff member at the Adult Education Office.

Testing Schedule
Assessment Test: The CASAS Appraisal is administered every Tuesday to Friday at the Guam Community College campus (Adult Education Office), Bldg. 6000, Room 6215. There are two testing periods from 9:30am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-4:00pm, for Testing and Retesting; while the GED® Test has to be scheduled online at https://ged.com, at the Guam Community College Technology Center.

To Receive a Diploma
Individuals may apply for a diploma at the Guam Community College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Building 2000, Room 2137.

Minimum Test Scores 
For the GED®, the minimum test score is 145 on each content area and a total of 600 on all four areas.


Residency
In order to take the GED®, a person must be a resident of Guam. You are considered a resident of Guam if your permanent home is on Guam and your most recent income tax forms were filed on Guam, or if you are a dependent of someone whose most recent income tax forms were filed on Guam. Active duty military personnel and their dependents are considered residents, as are citizens of the Freely Associated States of Micronesia. Please be prepared to submit a stamped copy of your income tax form as proof of residency.

*Adult Basic Education courses have been moved from the regular College Catalog to the Continuing Education Catalog. Courses are scheduled and maintained by the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. For more information regarding these courses, please call (671) 735-5640 ext.5579.

 

Industry Certification of Course Series Completion

 These courses or series of courses are nationally and internationally recognized by industry and government as providing a significant body of information. These courses also prepare students for industry specific licensure listed below.
  • Nursing Assistant Industry Certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Industry Certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Industry Certification
  • Industry Certification in Cosmetology

Many of these courses are offered through the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, located on the 1st floor of the Student Services & Administration Building (Building 2000).

Nursing Assistant Industry Certification

The courses listed below prepares students to function professionally and competently as Nursing Assistants under the supervision of the LPN, RN, or MD in such clinical areas as home health, community health, hospitals, clinics, private medical offices, and mental health. Graduates will be able to generate the knowledge and illustrate the skills required to pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam which leads to becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  

Prerequisite:  Admission to the Certified Nursing Assistant Program.  

Upon successful completion of this certification, students will be able to: 
 
  1. Identify the principles of prevention, therapy and rehabilitation for patients of all ages.  
  2. Distinguish the roles of a Nursing Assistant in a health care team.  
  3. Apply the Nursing Assistant principals and skills learned in class/lab to the clinical setting.  
  4. Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge of nursing assistant skills in preparation for the NNAAP (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program) written and practical exam.
 
Course Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
NU101 Nursing Assistant 4
HL131 Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers 1
Total Requirements 5

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Industry Certification

The courses listed below will prepare students to take Cisco’s CCNA exam. These courses prepare students for configuration of networks using routers, switches and hubs (Local Area Network). Continuing coursework prepares students to understand Wide Area Networks (WAN). Next, students focus on Network Layers, Cisco Internetwork Operating System software user interface, router configuration, startup and setup configuration sources for Cisco IOS software TCP/IP, configuration router interfaces with IP and routing protocols. Other coursework involves LAN design and implementation. Final preparatory coursework includes fundamentals of Wide Area Networks. Coursework must be taken in sequence. After successful completion of the four networking courses, students will be ready to take the Cisco CCNA exam.

 
Course Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EE265 Computer Networking I 5
EE266 Computer Networking II 5
EE267 Computer Networking III 5
EE271 Advanced Computer Networking I  5
Total Requirements 20
 

Industry Certification in Cosmetology

Successful completion of the program will prepare students to pass The National–Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Practical Examination in order to obtain a Guam license to qualify for positions in the cosmetology field. Students will acquire skills required to pass the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Practical Examination and the two-part Guam Board of Cosmetology exam. Students will acquire skills needed to work in a variety of cosmetology-related occupations such as a cosmetologist, esthetician, salon owner, manicurist, hair color specialist, and/or makeup artist. Students will also gain effective interpersonal skills and demonstrate ethical conduct in a lab and shop setting.

The Industry Certification in Cosmetology program offers students' opportunities to develop the skill, knowledge, attitudes and leadership qualities required to meet licensure standards of the Guam Board of Cosmetology. Through lecture, demonstrations and lab practice, students will complete a minimum of 1600 hours in this four-semester program with the option of exiting earlier in the program to apply for a manicurist license. Students may recover clock hours via a Continuing Education credit course. If a student is not present by the end of the second day of class, he or she may be dropped. A minimum grade of 75% is required to demonstrate competency in all courses.

Upon successful completion of this certification, students will be able to: 
  1. Master the skills needed for entry-level work in a variety of cosmetology and related occupations. 
  2. Apply content knowledge and skills as indicated in the National-Interstate Council (NIC) of State Board of Cosmetology Practical Examination. (https://nictesting.org/)
  3. Utilize effective interpersonal skills and practice professional ethics needed to succeed in the cosmetology profession.
 
Course Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CM101 Cosmetology I 10
CM102 Cosmetology II 10
CM104A Cosmetology III 5
CM104B Cosmetology IV 5
Total Requirements 30
Total Clock Hours Required 1600
 

Apprenticeship Programs

The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) consists of On-the-Job Training (OJT) and the Related Technical Instruction (RTI). The College is a provider of the Related Technical Instruction (RTI) as part of the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) through the State Apprentice Agency (SAA) of the Guam Department of Labor, in partnership with the Guam Contractors Association and individual employers.

As for the On-the-Job Training (OJT), the Apprentice learns a trade or occupation through formal training under close supervision of a skilled worker or journeyman during his or her term of apprenticeship. In general, an Apprentice works at an actual job setting with an employer during the day and attends related classes at the College during the weekday and/or Saturdays.

In order for an Apprentice to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 144 hours of RTI per year plus a term of 2000, 4000, 6000 or 8000 hours of OJT, depending on his or her respective Apprenticeship Trade. Upon satisfactory completion of the required training, the Apprentice is issued a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from the Office of Apprenticeship of the United States Department of Labor.

For more information on the Registered Apprenticeship Program, contact the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Office, Student Services and Administration (Building 2000), Rooms 2128 or 2129, or call (671) 735-5640 ext. 5571 or 5572, or the State Apprenticeship Agency of the Guam, Department of Labor, in the GCIC Building, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), or call (671) 300-4572.
 
The terms of apprenticeship are determined by the trade or occupation in which the Apprentice is registered and being trained under. Training is available in the following occupational trades: 

 
APPRENTICESHIP OCCUPATION APPROXIMATE OJT HRS CONTACT HOURS APPRENTICESHIP OCCUPATION APPROXIMATE OJT HRS CONTACT HOURS
Accounting Technician 4000 288 Inspector, Quality Assurance 6000 432
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 6000 432 Instrument Technician 8000 576
Automobile Body Repairer 8000 576 Insulation Worker 8000 576
Automobile Mechanic 8000 576 Internetworking Technician 8000 576
Automotive Technician Specialist 8000 576 IT Generalist 2880 216
Baker 6000 432 IT Project Manager 2000 144
Biomedical Technician 8000 576 Line Installer-Repairer 8000 576
Boiler Operator 8000 576 Line Maintainer (High Voltage Electrician) 7000 504
Cable Installer-Repairer 6000 432 Lineman 8000 576
Cable Splicer 8000 576 Load Dispatcher 8000 576
Carpenter 8000 576 Logistics Engineer 8000 576
Cement Mason 4000 288 Machinist, Marine Engine 8000 576
Chief of Party 8000 576 Machinist, Outside 8000 576
Child Care Development Specialist 3500 288 Maintenance Building Repairer 4000 288
Coach Operator 2000 144 Maintenance Mechanic 8000 576
Computer Operator 6000 432 Manager, Retail Store 6000 432
Computer Programmer 4000 288 Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment Operator) 6000 432
Computer Support Specialist 4000 288 Painter, Shipyard 6000 432
Computer Systems Analyst 4000 288 Paralegal 6000 432
Construction Equipment Mechanic 8000 576 Paramedic 4000 288
Cook 6000 432 Pipe Fitter 8000 576
Correction Officer 4000 288 Pipe Fitter (Ship & Boat) 8000 576
Crime Scene Technician 4000 288 Plumber 8000 576
Customer Service Representative 4000 288 Police Officer 4000 288
Diesel Mechanic 8000 576 Power Plant Operator 8000 576
Drafter, Civil 8000 576 Powerhouse Mechanic 8000 576
Drafter, Structural 6000 432 Public Affairs 2500 360
Electrical Technician 8000 576 Pump Servicer 6000 432
Electrician 8000 576 Purchasing Agent 8000 576
Electrician, Maintenance 8000 576 Refrigeration Mechanic 6000 432
Electrician, Powerhouse 8000 576 Relay Technician 4000 288
Electrician (Ship & Boat) 8000 576 Rigger (Ship & Boat) 6000 432
Electrician, Substation 6000 432 Salesperson Parts 4000 288
Electronic Systems Technician 8000 576 Sheet Metal Worker 8000 576
Electronics Technician 8000 576 Ship Fitter 8000 576
Field Engineer 8000 756 Shipwright (Ship & Boat) 8000 576
Field Engineer Drafter, Civil 8000 576 Surveyor Assistant, Instrument 4000 288
Field Service Engineer 8000 576 Telecommunication Technician 8000 576
Financial Management 2000 144 Treatment Plant Mechanic 6000 432
Geospatial Specialist 4000 288 Truck Driver, Heavy 2000 144
Graphic Designer 3000 216 Water Treatment Plant Operator 6000 432
Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic 8000 576 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 4000 288
Information Management 2000 144 Welder 8000 576
Inspector Building 6000 432 Welder, Arc 8000 576
Marine Machinery Mechanic 8000 576 Welder, Combination 8000 576
Office Manager/Adm. Services 4000 288 Welder Fitter 8000 576
 

Early Middle College

Early Middle College

Program Mission and Description

GCC’s Early Middle College is a program that provides secondary students the opportunity to obtain postsecondary education and accelerate their job training to become skilled workers.  EMC students will take college courses identified in their career pathway with their required high school courses to earn stackable credentials.  EMC students will participate in wraparound services to support their academic needs and to overcome social and economic barriers unique to their population. These wraparound services will also focus on EMC students’ transition into the college-level mindset and their employability after graduation.  This program prepares EMC graduates to be skillful, ethical, and professional for entry-level positions with a certificate of mastery, program certificate or associates degree, and other certifications related to their identified career pathway.   

For secondary students, a portion of the requirements will be provided by the Dual Credit Articulated Programs of Study [DCAPS] and its Dual Enrollment Accelerated Learning [DEAL] program.  The DCAPS involves the (11) Career and Technical Education programs available in Guam’s six public high schools: Allied Health; Automotive; AutoCAD; Construction; Early Childhood Education; Electronics; Lodging Management Program (Tourism); Marketing; ProStart (Culinary); Telecommunications, and Visual Communication. Under DCAPS, students enrolled in the GCC CTE program will earn from three to 15 college credits in the corresponding GCC postsecondary program.  Under the DEAL program, eligible students are allowed to enroll in college math and English courses concurrently with high school classes and to receive both high school and college credit simultaneously.  Upon successful completion of these college course(s), the student will receive credit for the corresponding high school course AND receive college credit. The career pathway identified below addresses the community need for skilled workers in Guam’s construction industry as well as infrastructure technology (IT).

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Transition into the postsecondary environment earning college credentials leading to employment.    
  2. Utilize skills necessary for entry-level positions in the identified career pathway.
  3. Demonstrate soft skills to be marketable and employable in an ever-changing workforce setting.   
 
Certificate in Construction Technology Carpentry
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTCT053-1A
Introduction to Carpentry
CT153 (3) + CT173 (3) + CT140 (3) Reach for College Workshop +
CT100 (3) Introduction to Construction Trades
10th Grade Spring CTCT053-1B
Introduction to Carpentry
AE103 (3) Basic Blueprint Reading
HL135 (1) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Summer
 
AE121 (2) Technical Engineering Drawing I
11th Grade Fall CTCT073-2A Carpentry CT183 (3) Finishing
11th Grade Spring CTCT073-2B Carpentry CT154A (3) Masonry
Summer
 
Construction Elective (Any CE/AE/CT course not listed)
12th Grade Fall
 
MA094 (4) Math for Trades  
12th Grade Spring
 
CT292 (3) Construction Practicum
 
Certificate in Construction Technology Masonry
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTCT053-1A
Introduction to Carpentry
CT153 (3) + CT173 (3) + CT140 (3) Reach for College Workshop +
CT100 (3) Introduction to Construction Trades
10th Grade Spring CTCT053-1B
Introduction to Carpentry
AE103 (3) Basic Blueprint Reading
HL135 (1) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
11th Grade Fall CTCT073-2A Carpentry CT154A (4) Masonry Level I
11th Grade Spring CTCT073-2B Carpentry CT154B (4) Masonry Level II
Summer
 
Construction Elective (Any CE/AT/CT course not listed)
12th Grade Fall
 
MA094 (4) Math for Trades
12th Grade Spring
 
CT292 (3) Construction Practicum
 
Certificate in Construction Technology Reinforcing Metal Worker
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTCT053-1A
Introduction to Carpentry
CT153 (3) + CT173 (3) + CT140 (3) Reach for College Workshop +
CT100 (3) Introduction to Construction Trades
10th Grade Spring CTCT053-1B
Introduction to Carpentry
AE103 (3) Basic Blueprint Reading
HL135 (1) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
11th Grade Fall CTCT073-2A Carpentry CT154A (4) Masonry Level I
11th Grade Spring CTCT073-2B Carpentry CT196A (4) Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding I
Summer
 
Construction Elective (Any CE/AT/CT course not listed)
12th Grade Fall
 
MA094 (4) Math for Trades
12th Grade Spring
 
CT292 (3) Construction Practicum
 
Certificate in Construction Technology Electricity
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTCT053-1A
Introduction to Carpentry
CT153 (3) + CT173 (3) + CT140 (3) Reach for College Workshop +
CT100 (3) Introduction to Construction Trades
10th Grade Spring CTCT053-1B
Introduction to Carpentry
AE103 (3) Basic Blueprint Reading
HL135 (1) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Summer
 
CT165A(4) Electricity Level I
11th Grade Fall CTCT073-2A Carpentry CT165B(4) Electricity Level II
11th Grade Spring CTCT073-2B Carpentry CT165C(4) Electricity Level III
Summer
 
MA094 (4) Math for Trades  
12th Grade Fall
 
CT165D(4) Electricity Level IV
12th Grade Spring
 
CT292 (3) Construction Practicum
 
Certificate in Construction Technology Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTCT053-1A
Introduction to Carpentry
CT153 (3) + CT173 (3) + CT140 (3) Reach for College Workshop +
CT100 (3) Introduction to Construction Trades
10th Grade Spring CTCT053-1B
Introduction to Carpentry
AE103 (3) Basic Blueprint Reading
HL135 (1) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
11th Grade Fall CTCT073-2A Carpentry CT185A (5) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level I
11th Grade Spring CTCT073-2B Carpentry CT185B (5) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level II
Summer
 
MA094 (4) Math for Trades
12th Grade Fall
 
CT185C (5) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level III
12th Grade Spring
 
CT292 (3) Construction Practicum
 
Certificate in Construction Technology Plumbing
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTCT053-1A
Introduction to Carpentry
CT153 (3) + CT173 (3) + CT140 (3) Reach for College Workshop +
CT100 (3) Introduction to Construction Trades
10th Grade Spring CTCT053-1B
Introduction to Carpentry
AE103 (3) Basic Blueprint Reading
HL135 (1) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
11th Grade Fall CTCT073-2A Carpentry CT152 (4) Fundamentals of Plumbing
11th Grade Spring CTCT073-2B Carpentry CT152A(4) Plumbing Level I
Summer
 
MA094 (4) Math for Trades  
12th Grade Fall
 
CT182 (3) Uniform Plumbing Code
12th Grade Spring
 
CT292 (3) Construction Practicum
 
Certificate in Construction Technology Welding
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTCT053-1A
Introduction to Carpentry
CT153 (3) + CT173 (3) + CT140 (3) Reach for College Workshop +
CT100 (3) Introduction to Construction Trades
10th Grade Spring CTCT053-1B
Introduction to Carpentry
AE103 (3) Basic Blueprint Reading
HL135 (1) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Summer
 
CT196A(4) Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding I
11th Grade Fall CTCT073-2A Carpentry CT196B(4) Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding I
11th Grade Spring CTCT073-2B Carpentry CT197A(4) Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
Summer
 
MA094 (4) Math for Trades
12th Grade Fall
 
CT197B(5) Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
12th Grade Spring
 
CT292 (3) Construction Practicum
 
Certificate in Computer Science
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTTE101 Intro to Comp Systems and Info Tech CS101 (3)
CS112 (3)
CS205 (4)
CS206 (3)
CS211 (3)
CS212 (3)
*One of the extra classes will count as a technical elective
Reach for College Workshop +
10th Grade Spring CTTE102 Javascript Programming CS151 (3) Windows Application
Summer
 
11th Grade Fall CTTE103 Java I SM108 (3) Introduction to Business
11th Grade Spring CTTE104 Python Programming MA110A (3) Finite Mathematics
Summer
 
EN110 (3) Freshman Composition
12th Grade Fall CTTE105 Intro to Linux OA211 (3) Business Communication
12th Grade Spring CTTE106 Network Communications CS290/292 (3) Practicum/Project
 
Associate of Science in Computer Science
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTTE101 Intro to Comp Systems and Info Tech CS101 (3)
CS112 (3)
CS205 (4)
CS206 (3)
CS211 (3)
CS212 (3)
*One of the extra classes will count as a technical elective
Reach for College Workshop +
PY100 (3) Personal Adjustment
10th Grade Spring CTTE102 Javascript Programming CS104 (3) Visual Basic Programming
Summer
 
CS151 (3) Windows Application
Humanities & Fine Arts (3-4)
11th Grade Fall CTTE103 Java I SM108 (3) Introduction to Business
CS203 (3) Systems Analysis & Design
11th Grade Spring CTTE104 Python Programming MA110a (3) Finite Mathematics
CS204 (3) C++ Programming
Summer
 
EN110 (3) Freshman Composition
12th Grade Fall CTTE105 Intro to Linux OA211 (3) Business Communication
Natural & Physical Science (4)
12th Grade Spring CTTE106 Network Communications CS299 (4) Capstone
CS213 (3) PHP Programming w/ MySQL
 
Certificate and Associate of Science in Computer Science
Semester Term High School DCAPS DCAPS Equivalency After High School Courses
10th Grade Fall CTTE101 Intro to Comp Systems and Info Tech CS101 (3)
CS112 (3)
CS205 (4)
CS206 (3)
CS211 (3)
CS212 (3)
*One of the extra classes will count as an elective
Reach for College Workshop +
10th Grade Spring CTTE102 Javascript Programming CS151 (3) Windows Application
Summer
 
11th Grade Fall CTTE103 Java I SM108 (3) Introduction to Business
11th Grade Spring CTTE104 Python Programming MA110A (3) Finite Mathematics
Summer
 
EN110 (3) Freshman Composition
12th Grade Fall CTTE105 Intro to Linux OA211 (3) Business Communication
12th Grade Spring CTTE106 Network Communications CS290/292 (3) Practicum/Project
 
Fall Semester After HS Graduation Spring Semester After HS Graduation
CS104 Visual Basic Programming 3 CS299 Computer Science Capstone 4
CS203 Systems Analysis & Design 3 PY100 Social & Behavioral Science 3
CS204 C++ Programming 3
 
Humanities & Fine Arts 3-4
CS213 PHP Programming with MySQL 3
 
Natural & Physical Science 4
 
Summer - Semester 1 Fall - Semester 2 Spring - Semester 3
College Success Seminar to show students (but not limited to) how to study, take notes, fill out study packets, and manage time. This is to be taken before any college classes.
  • Sessions with Success Coach and Career Counselor (3 to 4 times a week) to provide support for academic and social needs within a cohort.
  • Tutoring Services as needed.
  • Social Emotional Learning activities embedded in the program
  • Sessions with Success Coach and Career Counselor (3 to 4 times a week) to provide support for academic and social needs within a cohort.
  • Tutoring Services as needed.
  • Social Emotional Learning activities embedded in the program
Summer - Semester 4 Fall - Semester 5 Spring - Semester 6
 
  • Sessions with Success Coach and Career Counselor (2 times a week) to provide support for academic and social needs within groups based on program of study.
  • Tutoring Services as needed
  • Social Emotional Learning activities embedded in the program
  • Work Experience Program
  • Sessions with Success Coach and Career Counselor (once a week) to provide support for academic and social needs within groups based on program of study.
  • Tutoring Services as needed
  • Social Emotional Learning activities embedded in the program
  • Work Experience Program
Summer - Semester 7 Fall - Semester 8 Spring - Semester 9
 
  • Sessions with Success Coach and Career Counselor (once biweekly) to provide support for academic and social needs within groups based on program of study.
  • Tutoring Services as needed
  • Social Emotional Learning activities embedded in the program
  • Paid Work Experience Program
  • Sessions with Success Coach and Career Counselor (once biweekly) to provide support for academic and social needs within groups based on program of study.
  • Tutoring Services as needed
  • Social Emotional Learning activities embedded in the program
  • Paid Work Experience Program

Certificate Programs

Graduation Requirements for Certificates

 
Upon successful completion of the requirements for graduation, the College will award the appropriate Certificate credential.

The student must indicate which year’s catalog requirements they choose to satisfy when submitting the Application for Degree, Certificate, or Diploma. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for any degree, certificate or diploma they have earned.

Students qualify for graduation once the following requirements are met:
 
  • Achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA as an undergraduate student.
  • Meet individual certificate requirements, including major GPA (if applicable).
  • Fulfill residency requirements – at least 12-degree applicable credit hours of coursework completed at the College.
  • Successfully complete the program pertaining to their certificate.
  • Submit Application for Graduation to the Admissions & Registration Office by the applicable deadline and pay the graduation fee.
  • Meet financial obligations to the school.

NOTE:  A single course cannot be used to satisfy more than one course requirement in a program.

 
 

General Requirements for Certificates

Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or must have completed developmental coursework for Math and English or have successfully placed into post-secondary Math and English (or equivalent). 

Students must fulfill the English general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Certificate programs will be required to successfully complete minimum general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information, General Education Policy section of this catalog.

A. General Education Requirements
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by one of the following:
  • Test out of the English Placement Test (or equivalent), or
  • Satisfactory completion of EN097 courses and
  • Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or
  • Satisfactory completion of MA098 course
*Students in the Certificate of Construction Technology program can successfully complete their math requirements with MA094 Mathematics for the Trades in lieu of MA098 Intermediate Algebra.

B. Major Requirements. Total Major Requirements vary by program. Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate is 30 credits.

* No course may be counted for both Major and General Education requirements.
** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing or equivalent, however, is required for enrollment into English and mathematics courses; therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.

A Statement on Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Program Student Learning Outcomes follow each program description in this catalog. SLOs intentionally describe the 3-5 central goals that students will have attained by the end of the program. In essence, SLOs encapsulate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students are expected to learn from their respective programs. The focus is on what students can do with what they have learned and this outcome should be evaluated in some way. Primarily, three questions essentially frame the articulation of SLOs:
  • What do students know? (cognitive domain)
  • What do they think and value? (affective domain)
  • What can they do? (behavioral domain)
In this catalog, program SLOs describe the broadest goals for the program, particularly those that require higher-level thinking. They, therefore, require students to synthesize many discrete skills or areas of content. SLOs also ask students to produce artifacts such as term papers, projects, portfolios, demonstrations, exams or other student work. Most importantly, SLOs also need to be evaluated or assessed in some way so that accountability and improvement remain the hallmarks of a good program.  A separate SLO Booklet is published and updated (as needed) to guide faculty in helping students achieve articulated course outcomes.

The College, in close collaboration with faculty and members of Advisory committees, continues to embark on an ongoing institutional effort to revise and update all its curriculum documents so that they remain responsive to industry and community needs through well-articulated student learning outcomes.
 

Second Certificate or Degree and Multiple Tracks in Degree Programs

A second certificate and/or degree may be granted provided that a student completes all additional general education and major requirements. Some programs of study offer more than one track; a student may earn a degree, which includes more than one track so long as the student completes the requirements before the degree is conferred. 

Certificate in Automotive Service Technology

The Certificate program in Automotive Service Technology (AST) is a competency-based program designed to offer entry level training sufficient for employee success in automotive technician positions. Skills acquired in this program also apply directly to occupational areas including diesel mechanics, small engine repair, generator repair, marine engine service, fleet service, repair service order writing, and entry level automotive service management.

Graduates of the AST Certificate program demonstrate the foundational skill and knowledge to pursue further study in power plant mechanics, marine/diesel repair and automotive engineering in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Three ‘tracks’ exist within the program. Students completing the General Service Technician Track offer future employers preparatory background in four primary areas of automotive service technology (brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and suspension/steering) and are prepared to pass the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Certification Examination in those areas. Upon passing of the exam, and after one year of automotive industry work experience, they are eligible to receive NATEF designation as a General Service Technician. 

The second option within the Certificate program is the Master Service Technician track, where graduates receive preparatory background in the four above-mentioned automotive areas as well as four additional areas (automatic transmission/transaxle, engine repair, heating/air conditioning, and manual drive trains/axles). These graduates are prepared to pass the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Certification Examination in all eight examination areas offered, and upon passing of the exam, they may pursue recognition from ASE as a Master Service Technician.

The final option with the Certificate program is the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technician Track. This option provides an overview of the purpose of hybrid technology with an emphasis on safe operating practices when servicing both hybrid and non-hybrid systems. The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technician Track comprises of theory and practicum. During labs, you will partake in demonstrations of disconnect procedures, safely testing high voltage systems, accessing scan tool data, conducting examinations of sub systems, and diagnostics of both electric and non-electric drive systems.


General Service and Master Service Technician Tracks Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician or Master Service Technician program, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the purposes and proper functioning of the core components of an automotive engine.
  2. Perform a cylinder compression cranking test.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM) during diagnosis of electrical circuit problems.
  4. Diagnose, adjust, repair, or replace automotive components.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technician Track Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Automotive Service Technology Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technician program, students will be able to:
  1. Perform high voltage disconnect procedure and reconnect/enable high voltage system.
  2. Describe the regenerative braking process.
  3. Diagnose problems caused by damaged or failed harnesses, connectors, and terminals.
  4. Explain the concept of an electric transaxle system.
 
General Service Technician Track
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
AST100 Introduction to Automotive Service 3
AST140 Suspension and Steering 3
AST150 Brake Systems I 3
AST160 Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AST180A Engine Performance I 3
AST180B Engine Performance II 3
AST240 Theory/Practicum: Suspension & Steering 2
AST250 Theory/Practicum: Brakes 2
AST260 Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
AST280 Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance 5
Certificate Total 31
 
Master Service Technician Track
(The MasterService Technician Certificate Track requires completion of all courses required for the General Service Technician Track, plus all of the following):
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
AST110 Engine Repair 3
AST120 Automatic Transmission & Transaxle 3
AST130 Manual Drive Train & Axles I 3
AST170 Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AST210 Theory/Practicum: Engine Repair 3
AST220 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle  3
AST230 Theory/Practicum: Manual Drive Train and Axles 2
AST270 Theory/Practicum: Heating and Air Conditioning 2
Certificate Total 53
 
Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technician Track
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
AST100 Introduction to Automotive Service Technology 3
AST110 Engine Repair 3
AST113 Hybrid Engines and Motor/Generators 4
AST120 Automatic Transmission & Transaxle 3
AST123 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management, Transaxles, and Batteries 4
AST133 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Belted Alternator Starter (BAS), Power Electronics, and
Support Systems
4
AST160 Electrical / Electronic Systems 3
AST180A Engine Performance I 3
AST180B Engine Performance II 3
AST260 Theory/Practicum: Electrical / Electronic Systems 4
Certificate Total 34

 

Certificate in Computer Aided Design & Drafting

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems are used by drafters to prepare electronic drawings that can be viewed, printed, or programmed directly into automated manufacturing systems. Although this system is extensively used by drafters, they also need knowledge of traditional drafting techniques in order to fully understand and explain concepts. The Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) program is designed to provide knowledge and skills required for employment as an assistant draft craftsperson. The Certificate in CADD is an area emphasized in the Architecture & Construction Career cluster, one out of 16 career clusters in Career & Technical Education.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Computer Aided Design & Drafting program, students will be able to:
 
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to design and draft projects ranging from two to three dimensional designs for commercial and residential buildings.
  2. Demonstrate basic skills needed to view, print, edit, and create variations of two and three dimensional electronic designs.
  3. Develop a professional work ethic needed in the architectural engineering industry.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
AE103 Basic Blueprint Reading 3
AE121 Technical Engineering Drawing I 3
AE122 Technical Engineering Drawing II 3
AE138 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management 3
AE150 Computer Aided Drafting I (CAD I) 3
AE160 Computer Aided Drafting II (CAD II) 3
CE215 Construction Procedures 3
CE225 Construction Planning & Estimating 3
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3
AE170 Revit Architecture Essentials 3
Certificate Total 39-40

 

Certificate in Computer Science

The Certificate in Computer Science will provide opportunities for students to work as entry-level programmers who provide technical support to systems analysts and coders. These computer skills are in high demand in the rapidly evolving information technology field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Computer Science program, students will be able to:
 
  1. Write codes using appropriate programming language to implement solutions.
  2. Diagnose computer-based glitches and derive possible solutions.
  3. Demonstrate a solid foundation in the core areas of computer science.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
MA115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
CS104 Visual Basic Programming 3
CS112 Introduction to Linux    3
CS203 Systems Analysis and Design    3
CS205 Network Communications  4
CS206 Java I    3
CS211 JavaScript Programming      3
CS212 Python Programming 3
Choose one from the following:
Course Course Name Credits
CS204 C++Programming 3-4
CS213 PHP Programming with MySQL
OA211 Business Communication
OA210 Database Management Systems
IT211 IT Essentials
Certificate Total 31-32

 

Certificate in Construction Technology

The Certificate in Construction Technology Program will prepare students for the current local and global job market with entry-level skills needed for any of the following fields: carpentry; electricity; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); masonry; plumbing; reinforcing metal worker; and welding. All students must successfully pass four (4) core courses (technical related requirements) with a “C” or better before enrolling in one (1) of the seven (7) concentration areas.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Construction Technology program, students will be able to:
 
  1. Demonstrate basic skills needed to function as an entry-level worker in at least one construction trades concentration area in accordance with industry safety standards: carpentry; electricity; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC); masonry; plumbing; reinforcing metal worker; or welding.
  2. Exhibit entry-level knowledge in chosen construction trades concentration area.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism as related to the construction trades industry.
 

Carpentry Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

AE103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

AE121

Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

CT100

Introduction to Construction Trades

3

CT140

Industrial Safety

3

CT153

Introduction to Carpentry

3

CT154A

Masonry Level I

4

CT173

Rough Framing and Exterior Finishing

3

CT292

Construction Practicum

3

HL135

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

1

MA094

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Certificate Total Minimum

30

 

Welding Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

AE103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT100

Introduction to Construction Trades

3

CT140

Industrial Safety

3

CT196A

Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding I

4

CT196B

Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding II

4

CT197A

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

5

CT197B

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

5

CT292

Construction Practicum

3

HL135 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED 1

Certificate Total Minimum

31

 

Plumbing Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

AE103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT100

Introduction to Construction Trades

3

CT140

Industrial Safety

3

CT152

Fundamentals of Plumbing

4

CT152A

Plumbing Level I

4

CT182

Uniform Plumbing Code

3

CE215 Construction Procedures 3

CT292

Construction Practicum

3

HL135

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

1

MA094

Mathematics for the Trade

4

Certificate Total Minimum

31

 

Electricity Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

AE103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT100

Introduction to Construction Trades

3

CT140

Industrial Safety

3

CT 165A

Electricity Level I

4

CT 165B

Electricity Level II

4

CT 165C

Electricity Level III

4

CT 165D

Electricity Level IV

4

CT292

Construction Practicum

3

HL135

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

1

MA094

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Certificate Total Minimum

33

 

Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

AE103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT100

Introduction to Construction Trades

3

CT140

Industrial Safety

3

CT185A

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level I

5

CT 185B

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level II

5

CT185C

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level III

5

CT292

Construction Practicum

3

HL135

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

1

MA094

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Certificate Total Minimum

32

 

Reinforcing Metal Worker Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

AE103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT100

Introduction to Construction Trades

3

CT140

Industrial Safety

3

CT153

Introduction to Carpentry

3

CT154A

Masonry Level I

4

CT196A

Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding I

4

CE215 Construction Procedures 3

CT292

Construction Practicum

3

HL135

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

1

MA094

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Certificate Total Minimum

31

 

Masonry Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

AE103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT100

Introduction to Construction Trades

3

CT140

Industrial Safety

3

CT153

Introduction to Carpentry

3

CT154A

Masonry Level I

4

CT 154B

Masonry Level II

4

CE215 Construction Procedures 3

CT292

Construction Practicum

3

HL135

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

1

MA094

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Certificate Total Minimum

31

 

Certificate in Criminal Justice

The Certificate in Basic Law Enforcement was initially developed when Guam Community College was created by Public Law 14-77 and the responsibility for police basic training was transferred from the University of Guam to Guam Community College. Presently, it continues to be the required curriculum for all territorial law enforcement academy cycles.

The first substantive revision was made in February 2011, which was made upon the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee request to realign the Certificate Program and the Criminal Justice Associate Degree Program. It also addressed new general education core requirements to commence fall Semester 2003.

The second substantive revision created a new area of concentration in Marine & Terrestrial Conservation Enforcement.  Thus, students may now elect to graduate with a Certificate in Criminal Justice in either the Law Enforcement Track or Marine & Terrestrial Conservation Enforcement Track.
Course requirements may identify prerequisite that must be completed with a passing grade. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Criminal Justice program, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the legal procedures for gathering information about crimes, criminal procedure, and defendants’ rights.
  2. Describe the process of the criminal justice system and the duties and responsibilities of the criminal justice professional.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to understand the interrelations, ethics, and role expectations of the criminal justice professional in society.

Law Enforcement Administration Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ102

First Responder

3

CJ126

Officer Survival

3

CJ126L

Officer Survival Laboratory

1

CJ132

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)

3

CJ135

Firearms Use/Safety/Care

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

CJ205

Report Writing for Law Enforcement

3

CJ225

Criminal Investigation

3

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

3

Certificate Total

31

 

Marine & Terrestrial Conservation Enforcement Track

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ102

First Responder

3

CJ122/SI122

Introduction to Forensic Science

4

CJ126

Officer Survival

3

CJ126L

Officer Survival Laboratory

1

CJ132

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)

3

CJ135

Firearms Use/Safety/Care

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

CJ205

Report Writing for Law Enforcement

3

CJ225

Criminal Investigation

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

SI120

Introduction to Island Ecology and Resource Management

3

Certificate Total

38

 

Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Early childhood educators and caregivers work in Head Start programs, childcare centers, family home care programs, elementary schools, social services programs, and health care services. These professionals plan and implement appropriate experiences for young children in areas such as language, health, movement, creativity, thinking, problem solving, self-concept and social behavior. They also supervise children's activities, care for their needs, keep records of their progress, and confer with parents and other professionals.

The Certificate in Early Childhood Education is closely aligned with national standards and meets Head Start requirements for classroom personnel. Only technical requirement courses that have a grade of "C" or better will be counted towards the Certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Early Childhood Education program, students will be able to:
  1. Model appropriate practices for children, professionalism, and demonstrate ethical conduct based on guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  2. Implement various developmentally and age-appropriate teaching, assessment and guidance strategies needed to effectively work with young children from birth to age eight.
  3. Reflect on practices, pedagogy and resources used in an early childhood setting that serves children ages birth through age eight years.
The Certificate in Early Childhood Education CDA Track is closely aligned with national standards and meets Head Start requirements for classroom personnel. As part of this program there is an option for students to earn a 'stackable' internationally recognized credential, the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Early Childhood Education Child Development Associate (CDA) program, students will be able to:
  1. To advocate appropriate practices based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  2. To effectively and respectfully communicate with children, staff and families from diverse backgrounds and special populations.
  3. To implement developmentally and age-appropriate teaching needed to effectively work with children birth to age five.
  4. To prepare students to obtain the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  
Early Childhood Education Track
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CD110 OR ED150 Introduction to Early Childhood Education OR Introduction to Teaching 3
CD140 Nuitrition and Physical Health 3
CD180 Language Arts Development in Early Childhood 3
CD221 OR ED220  Child Growth & Development OR Human Growth & Development  3
CD240 Cognitive & Creative Development in Early Childhood 3
CD260 Social & Emotional Development 3
CD292 Early Childhood Education Practicum 3
ED231 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
Electives
ED265 Culture and Education in Guam 3
CD285 OR ED180A OR 
ASL100 OR CH110 OR
JA110
CD285 Childcare Management OR ED180A Educational Methods I
OR American Sign Language I OR CH110 CHamoru I OR JA110 Japanese I 
3-4
Certificate Total 30-31
 
Early Childhood Education Child Development Associate (CDA) Track
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CD110 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CD140 Nutrition and Physical Health 3
CD180 Language Arts Development in Early Childhood 3
CD221 Child Growth and Development 3
CD260 Social and Emotional Development 3
CD285 Childcare Management 3
CD293 Child Development Associate (CDA) Practicum 12
Certificate Total 30

 

Certificate in Education

The Certificate in Education program is designed to provide entry- level training for persons interested in working in educational settings. The program also serves as a career/educational ladder for those interested in pursuing a Associate's degree in the field. Emphasis is placed on student learning skills that cover a broad range of educational areas. Only technical requirement courses that have a grade of “C” or better will be counted towards the Certificate degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Education program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct and communication within educational environments.
  2. Create and implement diverse teaching strategies and materials which address the diversity of our student population and optimize learning for all students.
  3. Exhibit skills in critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and reflective practice.
 

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

ASL100 OR 
CH110

American Sign Language I OR CHamoru I

4

ASL110 OR 
CH111
American Sign Language II OR CHamoru II 4

ED150

Introduction to Teaching

3

ED180A

Educational Methods I

3

ED180B Educational Methods II 3
ED180C Educational Methods III 3
ED220 Human Growth & Development 3

ED231

Introduction to Exceptionalities

3

ED265

Culture and Education in Guam

3

EN111

Writing for Research

3

ED292

Education Practicum

3

Certificate Total

35

Certificate in Emergency Management

Emergency Management graduates will be able to apply basic emergency management skills in the event of natural and manmade disasters. Graduates will be able to implement the four major areas of emergency management, namely, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. The Emergency Management program utilizes the Emergency Management Institute’s Independent Study (IS) courses to prepare graduates to apply leadership skills, to communicate effectively, to solve problems, to plan, to work as a team, to operate within the legal system and governmental framework for emergency management, to analyze risks and hazards, and to manage resources efficiently.

Guam Community College is mirroring Frederick Community College’s model whereby college credits are granted upon successful completion of Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI) Independent Study (IS) courses online. Students who have completed these IS courses will need to request for an official transcript from EMI then apply for college credits at Guam Community College towards a Certificate in Emergency Management.

The Emergency Management Program’s Major Requirements are adopted and derived from EMI’s Independent Study program. These courses are subject to revision and new courses will be added to the program. GCC’s Emergency Management program will adhere to the latest IS offerings to ensure that students learn what is relevant and most up-to-date information and skills.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Emergency Management program, students will be able to:
 
  1. State the government’s role in Emergency Management.
  2. Describe the function of the Emergency Operations Center and National Incident Management System.
  3. Evaluate hazards and risks in emergency situations.
  4. Make decisions, solve problems, and use critical thinking skills vis-a-vis the emergency planning process.
 

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

English (Choose 1)

EN110

Freshman Composition

3

EN110A

Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab

4

Course

Course Name

Credits

PS140

American Government

3

HL135

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

1

EMI154 (ISO317.a) 

Community Emergency Response Team

1

MA094

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Choose 19 courses from the following:

EMI100

Emergency Manager

1

EMI102

Hazardous Materials

1

EMI104

A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance

1

EMI106

Building for the Earthquakes of tomorrow

1

EMI108

Orientation to Disaster Exercise

1

EMI110

Exercise Design

1

EMI112

State Disaster Management

1

EMI114

Principles of Emergency Management

1

EMI116

Emergency Planning

1

EMI118

Leadership & Influence

1

EMI120

Decision Making & Problem Solving

1

EMI122

Effective Communication

1

EMI124

Developing & Managing Volunteers

1

EMI126

Anticipating Hazardous Weather

1

EMI128

Emergency Operations Center Role

1

EMI130

Volunteer Agencies in Emergency Management

1

EMI132

Disaster Basics

1

EMI134

Community Hurricane Preparedness

1

EMI136

Hazardous Material Prevention

1

EMI138

Multi-hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

1

EMI140

Introduction to Mitigation

1

EMI142

Protecting your Home and Small Business from Disaster

1

EMI144

Introduction to Public Assistance

1

EMI146

Debris Operation

1

EMI148

Incident Command System

1

EMI150

National Incident Management System

1

EMI152

National Response Plan & Disaster Medical System

1

Certificate Total

31-32

Certificate in Environmental Technician

This Certificate in Environmental Technician is designed to provide entry-level training for those interested in supporting environmental services. Emphasis is placed on developing field skills as well as competencies in basic science and math content for technical work. The program will serve as a career or educational ladder for students interested in interdisciplinary environmental studies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Environmental Technician program, students will be able to:
 
  1. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct within disciplines in the environmental field.
  2. Demonstrate interdisciplinary knowledge and skills needed to effectively work in the environmental field.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in technical methods and data handling and processing methodology.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
Choose 1 course from the following
EN___ English Requirement 3-4
Choose 1 course from the following
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I
MA161B College Algebra & Trigonometry II
Course Course Name Credits
SI101 Introduction to Chemistry 3
SI101L Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory 1
SI105 Introduction to Physical Geology 3
SI105L Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory 1
SI125 Scientific Methods and Data Analysis 3
SI155 Waste Site Worker Safety: Hazardous Waste Operations and emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 3
SU250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
Biological Sciences (Choose 2 - Lecture and 2 respective Labs for 8 credits total)
SI103 Introduction to Marine Biology 3
SI103L Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory 1
SI110 Environmental Biology 3
SI110L Environmental Biology Laboratory 1
SI150 Introduction to Microbiology 3
SI150L Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory 1
Certificate Total 31-32
 

Certificate in Family Services


The Certificate in Family Services program is designed to provide entry level training for paraprofessionals providing human services to families.  Emphasis is placed on developing competencies for the effective delivery of human services.

Course requirements may identify a prerequisite that must be completed with a passing grade. Prerequisite course credits are not counted as credits earned towards the program unless they are certificate core course requirements. Prerequisite are identified in the course description section of this catalog and below with a + sign next to each course with a prerequisite.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Family Services program, students will be able to:
 
  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and co-workers.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate competency needed in the effective delivery of human services.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct within the field.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
PY120 General Psychology 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
HM110 Introduction to Community Services 3
FA192 Family Services Practicum 3
HM201 Social Welfare & Development: Global Challenges 3
Choose 1 course from the following
ED220 Human Growth and Development 3
CD221 Child Growth and Development
Choose 3 Courses from the following
ASL100 American Sign Language I 4
ASL110 American Sign Language II 4
CD260 Social & Emotional Development 3
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ101 Juvenile Justice Process 3
CJ104 Dynamics of Substance Abuse 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
ED231 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
CO125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
HL202 Nutrition 3
HU120 Pacific Cultures 3
OA101 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3
Certificate Total 30-33

Certificate in Fire Science Technology

It is the mission of the Fire Science Technology program to prepare, educate, and train students for a career in firefighting. The certificate program in Fire Science Technology is not open to the general public. It is a competency-based academy program designed to offer entry-level training for fire recruits. Students who wish to attend the GCC Fire Academy should first obtain employment with the Guam Fire Department or any other Pacific Basin fire department that sends recruits to the GCC Fire Academy for basic training.

Course requirements may identify a prerequisite that must be completed with a passing grade. Prerequisite course credits are not counted as credits earned towards the program unless they are certificate core course requirements. Prerequisites are identified in the course description section of this catalog and below with a + sign next to each course with a prerequisite.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Fire Science Technology, students will be able to:
 
  1. Understand the current tactics used by fire personnel for suppression and prevention of fires, the operations and role of fire personnel, and the functions of fire service within the community.
  2. Analyze and apply the theories, techniques, and methods of basic fire and rescue.
  3. Demonstrate the techniques required for fire safety and prevention, to work as a team, and to respond to a variety of emergency situations.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
FS100 Introduction to Fire Protection  3
FS101 Introduction to Fire Suppression  3
FS102 Fire Service on Guam 3
FS103 Firefighter I   8
FS104 Firefighter II   3
FS105 Fire Prevention  3
FS107 Report Writing for The Fire Service  3
Elective Requirement
EMS103 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic 8
Certificate Total 34
 
 

Certificate in Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants are the only allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physician’s offices, clinics, and group practices. These multi-skilled personnel can perform administrative and clinical procedures. Physicians value this unique versatility more and more, as managed care necessitates the need to contain costs and manage human resources efficiently. Medical Assistants are trained allied health professionals who work primarily in physicians’ offices, and outpatient clinics under the direct supervision of a physician. One portion of the training concentrates on administrative medical assisting, which provides a suitable background for employment in health maintenance organizations, home health care organizations, and nursing homes. Upon completion of the Medical Assisting Program, students will be prepared for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) national certification examination through the American Medical Technologists (AMT), an affiliated partner with Guam Community College.
  • Note: The student must have a “C” or better in all courses to receive a Certificate in Medical Assisting. Students must pass each course with a “C” or better to continue toward the next course in the program. Those students who do not successfully complete a core technical of related technical requirement course will have to wait a minimum of one year for reentry.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Medical Assisting program, students will be able to:
  1. Navigate through an electronic health record system and practice management software.
  2. Explain the need for Medical Law and Ethics.
  3. Examine the purpose of Healthcare Policy and Procedures.  
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Mathematics
MA108 Introduction to College Algebra OR placement examination 3
Course Course Name Credits
HL120 Medical Terminology 2
HL131 Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers 1
HL190 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Professionals 4
MS101 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3
MS120 Clinical Medical Assisting: Theory 3
MS121 Clinical Medical Assistant: Laboratory 2
MS125 Clinical Medical Assisting: Clinical 1
MS140 Administrative Medical Assisting: Theory 2
MS141 Administrative Medical Assisting: Laboratory 2
MS145 Administrative Medical Assisting: Clinical 1
MS160 Introduction to Pharmacology 2
MS161 Administration of Medications: Laboratory 1
MS180 Introduction to Clinical: Laboratory 2
MS210 Medical Assisting Critique 1
MS292 Medical Assisting Practicum 5
Program Total 38-39
 

Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology

The Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology program prepares graduates to work in the automotive field with special emphasis in diesel service. Graduates will be able to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various types of diesel engines, trucks, boats, and other heavy equipment. Students will obtain knowledge and skills in Medium/Heavy Truck in a variety of areas to include: diesel engines; drive trains; brake systems; suspension and steering; heating, ventilation, air conditioning; hydraulics; electrical/electronic systems; and preventive maintenance.

Students completing this program will have preparatory knowledge in the eight main areas of the Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology and will prepare them for entry-level Assistant Technician positions. This program prepares graduates to pass the ASE National Certification Exams and enter the workforce as entry-level Junior Technicians.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology program, students will be able to:
 
  1. Seek employment as a Heavy/Medium Truck Technician, Fleet Mechanic, Heavy Marine Diesel Technician, Generator Repair, Heavy Equipment Repair or Parts Counter person.
  2. Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various heavy trucks and mobile equipment, including bulldozers, boats, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, and combines.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
MHT100A Intro to Diesel Technology and Preventive Maintenance 3
MHT100B Intro to Diesel Technology and Preventive Maintenance 3
MHT110 Diesel Engines Part I 3
MHT120 Medium/Heavy Truck Drive Trains Part I 3
MHT130 Brake Systems Part I 3
MHT140 Medium/Heavy Truck suspension & Steering I 3
MHT150 Medium/Heavy Truck Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning 3
MHT160 Hydraulics 3
MHT170 Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
MHT210 Diesel Engines Part II 3
MHT230 Medium/Heavy Truck Brake Systems  3
MHT270 Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems  3
Certificate Total 36
 

Certificate in Office Technology

This program prepares students for entry- through mid-level positions as administrative assistants or may be used to update office technology knowledge and skills for job advancement in the field. Related job titles include clerk, typist, receptionist, and data entry operators.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Office Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Key at current speed and accuracy to meet industry requirements for keyboarding.
  2. Format, produce, and manage business documents such as memos, letters, databases, spreadsheets, presentations, and reports.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral business communication skills.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
CS151 Windows Applications 3
OA101 Keyboarding  and Document Processing 3
OA103 Filing Systems 3
OA130 Information Processing 3
OA210 Database Management Systems 3
OA211 Business Communications 3
OA220 Spreadsheet Systems 3
OA230 Advanced Information Processing 3
OA250 Office Procedures 3
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
Electives
Choose 2 courses from the following
AC100 Fundamentals of Bookkeeping and Accounting 3
AC211 Accounting Principles I 4
OA109 Business Math Using Excel 3
SM108 Introduction to Business 3
Certificate Total 39-41
 

Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting

The Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting program is designed to prepare individuals who are pursuing a path in interpreting and becoming facilitators of communication for the Deaf. The program combines theoretical and practical learning experiences that will develop the students’ linguistic knowledge and understanding of American Sign Language (ASL), as well as their awareness of Deaf culture.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Supervision and Management program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of historical, social, cultural and ideological constructions of deaf people and their communities on national and global scales.
  2. Introduce and present written projects related to the field of Deaf Culture using various media.
  3. Reflect and engage in critical inquiry relating to topics in Deaf Culture and sign languages.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
ASL100 American Sign Language I 4
ASL110 American Sign Language II 4
ASL120 American Sign Language III 4
ASL130 American Sign Language IV 4
IN145 Vocabulary Development for Intercultural Development 3
IN170 Introduction to Interpreting 3
IN180 Ecology of Deafness 3
IN220 Voice to Sign/Sign to Voice Interpreting 3
IN292 Sign Language Interpreting Practicum 3
Certificate Total 31
 

Certificate in Supervision and Management

The Certificate in Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level and assistant management positions in supervision and management.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Supervision and Management program, students will be able to:
  1. Describe theory and principles related to supervisory principles and procedures.
  2. Demonstrate entry-level supervisory and management skill techniques in business operations.
  3. Demonstrate practical leadership decision-making based on sound business practice, experience, and judgment.
 

Major Requirements

Course

Course Name

Credits

English (Choose 1)

EN110

Freshman Composition

3

EN110A

Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab

4

Mathematics (3-4 credits):
MA098 Intermediate Algebra or higher (placement and/or satisfactory completion of course) 4

Course

Course Name

Credits

AC211

Accounting Principles I

4

EC110

Principles of Economics

3

SM108

Introduction to Business

3

SM208

Personnel Supervision

3

SM211

E-commerce Management

3

SM220

Management Skill Development

3

SM225

Leadership

3

SM230

Business Law Applications

3

SM245

Ethics &Stakeholders Management

3

Electives

Choose 1 course from the following

CS151

Windows Applications

3

CS152

Macintosh Applications

Certificate Total

38-39

Certificate in Surveying Technology

The Surveying Technology program prepares the student for immediate employment as a surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician and teaches the student knowledge and skills that will enable one to adapt to ever evolving technical and technological changes in geospatial field and office applications. The graduate will be prepared to face the challenge of modern Surveying and GIS practice. The program emphasizes applications-based approaches and provides an overview of the geospatial fields of surveying, mapping, and GIS and prepares the student for further study and for the Level 1 Certified Survey Technician examination prepared by the American Society on Surveying and Mapping National Society of Professional Surveyors (ASSM-NSPS).

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Surveying Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to enter productive technical positions in the geospatial fields of surveying, mapping, and Geographic Information Systems.
  2. Successfully pass the American Society on Surveying and Mapping National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM-NSPS) Level 1 Certified Survey Technician examination.
  3. Develop a professional work ethic needed in the surveying industry.
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
AE121 Technical Engineering Draw I 3
AE150 Computer Aided Drafting I (CAD I) 3
CE211 Plane Surveying I 3
CE222 Plane Surveying II 3
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
HL135 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED 1
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3
MA161B College Algebra & Trigonometry II 3
SU100 Surveying Drafting 3
SU101 Surveying Problems I 3
SU230 Advanced Surveying 3
SU250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
SU292 Surveying Practicum 1
Certificate Total 38-39
 

Associate Degree Programs

Degree Statement

Upon successful completion of the requirements for graduation, the College will award the appropriate Associate Degree.

Graduation Requirements for Associate Degrees

 
The student must indicate which year’s catalog requirements they choose to satisfy when submitting the Application for Degree, Certificate, or Diploma. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for any degree, certificate or diploma they have earned.
Students qualify for graduation once the following requirements are met:
 
  • Achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA as an undergraduate student.
  • Meet individual program requirements, including major GPA (if applicable).
  • Fulfill residency requirements – at least 12-degree applicable credit hours of coursework completed at the College.
  • Successfully complete the program pertaining to their degree.
  • Submit Application for Graduation to the Admissions & Registration Office by the applicable deadline and pay the graduation fee.
  • Meet financial obligations to the school.

NOTE:  A single course cannot be used to satisfy more than one course requirement in a program.
 
 

General Requirements for Associate Degrees

Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or have completed EN110 Freshman Composition general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. They must also enroll in or have completed MA110A Finite Mathematics (or higher) general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 15 credits. This means that students may take only nine to eleven (9-11) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Associate Degree programs are required to successfully complete minimum standardized general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information and General Education Policy section of this catalog.

All candidates for an Associate Degree at the College must meet the general requirements listed above. Course requirements may identify prerequisite that must be completed with a passing grade. Prerequisite course credit is not counted as credit earned towards the program unless it is an Associate Degree core course requirement.


 

Second Certificate or Degree and Multiple Tracks in Degree Programs

A second certificate and/or degree may be granted provided that a student completes all additional technical, related technical and general education requirements. Some programs of study offer more than one track; a student may earn a degree, which includes more than one track so long as the student completes the requirements before the degree is conferred.

General Education Requirements

Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.

Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.

The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.

Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.

Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.

Notes on General Education requirements
Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the Major Requirements of a student’s specific degree program.

The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

Minimum program length of 60 semester credit hours awarded for achievement of student learning for an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science degree



 

A Statement on Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Program Student Learning Outcomes follow each program description in the following pages. SLOs intentionally describe the 3-5 central goals that students will have attained by the end of the program. In essence, SLOs encapsulate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students are expected to learn from their respective programs. The focus is on what students can do with what they have learned and this outcome should be evaluated in some way. Primarily, three questions essentially frame the articulation of SLOs:
 
  1. What do students know? (cognitive domain)
  2. What do they think and value? (affective domain)
  3. What can they do? (behavioral domain)

In this catalog, program SLOs describe the broadest goals for the program, particularly those that require higher-level thinking. They, therefore, require students to synthesize many discrete skills or areas of content. SLOs also ask students to produce artifacts such as term papers, projects, portfolios, demonstrations, exams or other student work. Most importantly, SLOs also need to be evaluated or assessed in some way so that accountability and improvement remain the hallmarks of a good program. A separate SLO Booklet is published and updated regularly to guide faculty in helping students achieve articulated course outcomes.

The College, in close collaboration with faculty and members of Advisory committees, continues to embark on an ongoing institutional effort to revise and update all its curriculum documents so that they remain responsive to industry and community needs.


SLO Mapping - ILO, PROGRAM, AND COURSE LEVELS

SLOs also align with collective program and institution level expectations for student learning translated into the curriculum and co-curriculum. Most importantly, these SLOs map to the curriculum, co-curriculum and other educational practices that provide students multiple opportunities for meaningful learning. SLO maps developed for three (3) different levels – ILOs, program, and course -- reflect the desired goals of learning experiences that the College continues to intentionally develop, structure, deliver, and evaluate on an ongoing basis.

 
GENERAL EDUCATION
Scope 1: Skills for and Application of Lifelong Learning
Freshman Composition (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN111 Writing for Research 3
Mathematics (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3
*Any college level math will be considered for the completion of this category
Literacy for Life Skills (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
CO110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
CS151 Windows Applications
CS152 Macintosh Applications
Scope 2: Broad Comprehension of the Development of Knowledge, Practice and Interpretation
Humanities & Fine Arts (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
ASL100 American Sign Language I 4
CH110 CHamoru I 4
ED265 Culture & Education in Guam 3
CO125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
EN210 Introduction to Literature 3
HI121 History of World Civilization I 3
HI122 History of World Civilization II 3
HI176 Guam History 3
HM110 Introduction to Community Services 3
HM201 Social Welfare & Development: Global Challenges 3
HU120 Pacific Cultures 3
HU220 Guam Cultures & Legends 3
JA110 Japanese I 4
KE110 Korean I 4
PI101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
TH101 Introduction to Theater 3
VC101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3
*Any foreign language, humanities, or fine arts course will be considered for the completion of this category
Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose one course and the corresponding lab from the following to meet the required 4 credits)**
Course # Course Name Credits
SI 101/101L Introduction to Chemistry:Theory (3) & Introduction to Chemistry: Laboratory (1) 4
SI 103/103L Introduction to Marine Biology: Theory (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology: Laboratory (1)
SI 105/105L Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
SI 110/110L Environmental Biology: Theory (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)
SI141 Applied Physics I
SI 150/150L Introduction to Microbiology: Theory (3) & Introduction to Microbiology: Laboratory (1)
SI131/131L Human Anatomy & Physiology I: Theory (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology I: Laboratory (1)
SI132/132L Human Anatomy & Physiology II: Theory (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology II: Laboratory (1)
**The exception to this would be SI141 which does not include a laboratory requirement
Scope 3: Preparation for and Acceptance of Responsible Participation in Civil Society
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EC110 Principles of Economics 3
PS140 American Government 3
PY100 Personal Adjustment 3
PY120 General Psychology 3
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
WG101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 3
*Any social and behavioral science course will be considered for the completion of this category
Minimum General Education Requirements 19

 

Associate of Science in Accounting

The Accounting program will train individuals for employment in accounting fields and provide employees working in accounting-related fields the knowledge to upgrade job skills. Students are offered opportunities to experience learning environments through service learning that educate, empower, and enable students to be civically engaged—gaining skills that lead to participatory leadership, effective citizenship, and increased volunteerism.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Accounting program, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the steps of the accounting cycle using a computer based program.
  2. Perform necessary procedures at each step of the accounting cycle for various types of business.
  3. Discuss skills needed to sustain careers in accounting.  
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
MA110A Mathematics Requirement 3
PI101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Choose 1)
PY120 General Psychology 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology
Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose 1)
SI103/SI103L Introduction to Marine Biology: Theory & Lab 4
SI110/SI110L Environmental Biology: Theory & Lab
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
AC110 Payroll Accounting 3
AC150 Federal Income Tax I 3
AC210 Intro to Financial Management 3
AC211 Accounting Principles I 4
AC212 Accounting Principles II 4
AC233 Accounting Using QuickBooks 3
EC110 Principles of Economics 3
EN111 OR OA211 Writing for Research OR Business Communication 3
OA220 Spreadsheet Systems 3
SM108 Introduction to Business 3
SM230 Business Law Applications 3
 
Major Requirements (Continued)
Course Course Name Credits
Accounting Electives (choose 2 courses from the following)
AC225 Hospitality Industry Accounting 6
AC240 Certified Bookkeeper Review
AC250 Federal Income Tax II
AC280 Personal Finance
AC292 Accounting Practicum
Program Total 60-61
 

Course Sequence by Semester
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3-4   Humanities & Fine Arts 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3 AC212 Accounting Principles II 4
AC211 Accounting Principles I 4 AC110 Payroll Accounting 3
AC150 Federal Taxation I 3   Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
CS151 Windows Application 3   AC200+ Accounting Elective 3
Total 16-17   Total 16
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
  Natural & Physical Sciences 4 AC210 Introduction to Financial Management 3
  AC200+ Accounting Elective 3 OA211 OR
EN111
Business Communication OR
Writing for Research
3
AC233 Accounting Using QuickBooks 3 OA220 Spreadsheet Systems 3
EC110 Principles of Economics 3 SM230 Business Law 3
SM108 Introduction to Business 3      
  Total 16   Total 12
PROGRAM TOTAL 60-61
                                            
 

Associate of Science in Automotive Service Technology

The Associate of Science program in Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician offers students both a comprehensive general education as well as advanced technical training in automotive systems to include: Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, and Suspension & Steering. In addition, introductory training is provided in Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Transmission/Transaxle, and Engine Repair. 
Students enrolled in the program will receive instruction designed to prepare them to pass the four general service certification examinations administered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Upon passage of examinations and after two years of automotive industry experience, students will receive ASE Certification in Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, Brakes, and Suspension and Steering.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Automotive Service Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the purpose and proper functioning of the core components of an automotive engine.
  2. Perform a cylinder compression cranking test.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM) during diagnosis of electrical circuit problems. 
 
General Education Requirements - General Service Technician Track
Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Requirement 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4

 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3
Computer Literacy (Choose 1)
CS151 Windows Applications 3
CS152 Macintosh Applications
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement (Choose 1)
ASL100 American Sign Language I 4
JA110 Japanese I
CH110 CHamoru I
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
AST100 Introduction to Automotive Service 3
AST110 Engine Repair 3
AST120 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AST130 Manual Drive Train & Axles I 3
AST140 Suspension and Steering 3
AST150 Brake Systems I 3
AST160 Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AST180A Engine Performance I 3
AST180B Engine Performance II 3
AST240 Theory/Practicum: Suspension & Steering 2
AST250 Theory/Practicum: Brakes 2
AST260 Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
AST280 Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance 5
Program Total 60-61
 

Course Sequence by Semester General Service Technician Track
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3 AST110 Engine Repair 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4 AST130 Manual Drive Train & Axles I 3
  Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3 AST120 Auto Trans & Transaxle I 3
CS___ Computer Literacy Requirement 3 AST140 Suspension and Steering 3
AST100 Intro to Automotive Service 3 AST180A Engine Performance I 3
Total 15-16   Total 15
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
AST150 Brake Systems I 3 AST250 Theory/Practicum: Brakes 2
AST160 Electrical/Electronic Systems 3 AST280 Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance 5
AST180B Engine Performance II 3   Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 4
AST240 Theory/Practicum: Suspension & Steering 2 AST260 Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic 4
SI___ Natural and Physical Sciences Requirement 4      
  Total 15   Total 15
 Program Total 60-61

General Education Requirements - Master Service Technician Track
Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Requirement 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4

 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3
Computer Literacy (Choose 1)
CS151 Windows Applications 3
CS152 Macintosh Applications
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement (Choose 1)
ASL100 American Sign Language I 4
JA110 Japanese I
CH110 CHamoru I
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
AST100 Introduction to Automotive Service 3
AST110 Engine Repair 3
AST120 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AST130 Manual Drive Train & Axles I 3
AST140 Suspension and Steering 3
AST150 Brake Systems I 3
AST160 Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AST170 Heating and Air Conditioning 3
AST180A Engine Performance I 3
AST180B Engine Performance II 3
AST210 Theory/Practicum: Engine Repair 3
AST220 Theory/Practicum: Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 3
AST230 Theory/Practicum: Manual Drive Train and Axles 2
AST240 Theory/Practicum: Suspension & Steering 2
AST250 Theory/Practicum: Brakes 2
AST260 Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
AST270 Theory/Practicum: Heating and Air Conditioning 2
AST280 Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance 5
Program Total 73-74
 

Course Sequence by Semester Master Service Technician Track
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
EN___ Freshman Composition 3-4 AST110 Engine Repair 3
MA___ Finite Mathematics 3 AST140 Suspension and Steering 3
AST100 Intro to Automotive Service 3 AST130 Manual Drive Train & Axles I 3
  Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4 AST120 Auto Trans & Transaxle I 3
Total 13-14   Total 12
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
AST150 Brake Systems I 3 AST180B Engine Performance II 3
AST160 Electrical/Electronic Systems 3   Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
AST180A Engine Performance I 3   Literacy for Life 3
AST170 Heating and Air Conditioning 3 AST210 Theory/Practicum: Engine Repair 3
  Total 12   Total 12
Year 3
Semester 5 Semester 6
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
AST220 Theory/Practicum: Automotive Transmission and Transaxle 3 AST260 Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
AST230 Theory/Practicum: Manual Drive Train and Axles 2 AST280 Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance 5
AST240 Theory/Practicum: Suspension and Steering 2   Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 4
AST250 Theory/Practicum: Brakes 2      
AST270 Theory/Practicum: Heating and Air Conditioning 2      
  Total 11   Total 13
Program Total 73-74

Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology

The Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares students to analyze construction sites, use and maintain equipment, draft plans, and write reports. Technical requirement classes are designed to provide students with fundamentals in surveying, analyzing material strength, and structural drafting and design. This course of study will provide students with an overview of technical drawing, construction management and procedures, planning, and estimating. The student learning outcomes meet the professional standards of technicians in this field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Civil Engineering Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Properly use surveying equipment and tools and perform applications accordingly.
  2. Create a construction drawing set consisting of at least six sheets from a design.
  3. Perform basic techniques and skills using modern engineering tools in the current civil engineering industry.
  4. Sequence the steps related to the construction process in chronological order.
 
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 OR EN110A  Freshman Composition OR Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab  3 - 4
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3
SI141 Applied Physics I 4
CO110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
Social & Behavioral Science Requirement (Choose 1)
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
EC110 Principles of Economics 3
PS140 American Government 3
PY100 Personal Adjustment 3
PY120 General Psychology 3
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
WG101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 3
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement (Choose 1)
ASL100 American Sign Language 4
CH110 CHamoru I 4
CO125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
ED265 Culture & Education in Guam 3
EN210 Introduction to Literature 3
HI121 History of World Civilization I 3
HI122 History of World Civilization II 3
HI176 Guam History 3
HM110 Introduction to Community Services 3
HM201 Social Welfare & Development: Global Challenges 3
HU120 Pacific Cultures 3
HU220 Guam Cultures & Legends 3
JA110 Japanese I 4
KE110 Korean I 4
PI101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Th101 Introduction to Theater 3
VC101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CT100 OR SU100 Introduction to Construction Trades (CT100) OR Survey Drafting (SU100) 3
AE103 Basic Blueprint Reading 3
AE121 Technical Engineering Drawing I 3
AE122 Technical Engineering Drawing II 3
AE138 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management 3
AE150 Computer Aided Design & Drafting I 3
AE160 Comp Aided Design & Drafting II 3
CE210 Statics 3
CE211 Plane Surveying I 3
CE215 Construction Procedures 3
CE225 Construction Planning & Estimating 3
MA161B College Algebra & Trigonometry II 3
EN194 Technical Communication 3
SU250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
Total 42
Program Total 61-63
 

Course Sequence by Semester
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3-4 AE121 Technical Engineering Drawing I 3
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3 AE150 Comp. Aided Drafting I 3
AE103 Basic Blueprint Reading 3 EN194 Technical Communication 3
CT100 OR SU100 Introduction to Construction Trades OR Surveying Drafting 3 MA161B College Algebra & Trigonometry II 3
CO110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3 SI141 Applied Physics I 4
Total 15-16   Total 16
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
AE138 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management 3 AE122 Technical Engineering Drawing II 3
AE160 Comp. Aided Drafting II 3 CE225 Construction Planning & Estimating 3
CE210 Statics 3   Humanities & Fine Arts 3-4
CE211 Plane Surveying I 3   Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
CE215 Construction Procedures 3      
SU250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3      
  Total 18   Total 12-13
PROGRAM TOTAL 61-63

Associate of Science in Computer Science

The Associate of Science in Computer Science program will provide opportunities for students to work as programmers who write instructions and translate them into a machine-readable language, as system analysts who design computer systems for processing information, computer operators who monitor and control computer systems and retrieve results, data entry personnel who enter information and instructions into the computers, etc.

The Associate of Science in Computer Science UOG Track will provide the foundational knowledge and hands-on skills to prepare students to further their education at the University of Guam with a goal of earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Students will learn to design computer systems for processing information; work as programmers who write instructions and translate them into a machine readable language, computer operators who monitor and control computer systems and retrieve results, and data entry personnel who enter information and instructions into the computer. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Computer Science program, students will be able to:
  1. Apply concepts and knowledge in the core areas of computer science.    
  2. Distinguish among basic networking systems, operating systems, and database structures.    
  3. Write code using programming languages, to include Java, Python, C++, PHP with MySQL and JavaScript.
 
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3

 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
Total 19-20
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
CS104 Visual Basic Programming 3
CS112 Introduction to Linux 3
CS203 Systems Analysis & Design 3
CS204 C ++ Programming 3
CS205 Network Communications 4
CS206 Java I 3
CS211 JavaScript Programming 3
CS212 Python Programming 3
CS213 PHP Programming with MySQL 3
CS299 Computer Science Capstone 4
OA211 Business Communication 3
Computer Science Elective (Choose 1)
OA210 Database Management Systems 3-4
IT211 IT Essentials
OA101 Keyboarding and Document Processing
Program Total 60-64
 
 
Computer Science UOG Track
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
MA165 OR MA203  Pre-Calculus OR Calculus 5
CO110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3

 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3
CO125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
Total 21-22
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
CS104 Visual Basic Programming 3
CS112 Introduction to Linux 3
CS203 Systems Analysis & Design 3
CS204 C ++ Programming 3
CS205 Network Communications 4
CS206 Java I 3
CS211 JavaScript Programming 3
CS212 Python Programming 3
CS213 PHP Programming with MySQL 3
CS266 Java Programming II 4
EN111 Writing for Research 3
OA211 Business Communication 3
Program Total 62-63
 

Associate of Science in Computer Science – Course Sequence by Semester
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3 CS151 Windows Applications 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3 CS212 Python Programming 3
CS101 Introduction to Computer systems & Information Technology 3 CS213 PHP Programming with MySQL 3
CS211 JavaScript Programming 3 CS205 Network Communications 4
        Social & Behavioral Science requirement 3
Total 12   Total 16
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
CS206 Java I 3 CS299 Computer Science Capstone 4
CS112 Introduction to Linux 3 OA211 Business Communications 3
CS104 Visual Basic Programming 3   Electives 3-4
CS204 C++ Programming 3   Humanities and Fine Arts 3-4
CS203 System Analysis and Design 3   Natural and Physical Sciences 4
  Total 15   Total 17-19
 Program Total 60-64
 

Associate of Science in Computer Science UOG Track – Course Sequence by Semester
 
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
CS101 Intro to Computer Systems & Info Technology 3 CS104 Visual Basic Programming 3
CS211 JavaScript Programming 3 CS212 Python Programming 3
MA165 OR MA203 Pre-Calculus OR Calculus 5 CS203 System Analysis and Design 3
EN110 OR EN110A Freshman Composition 3-4 CO110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
      SI___ Natural & Physical Science 4
Total 14-15   Total 16
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
CS112 Introduction to Linux 3 CO125 Intro to Human Communication and Speech 3
CS204 C++ Programming 3 CS266 Java Programming II 4
CS205 Network Communications 4 EN111 Writing for Research 3
CS206 Java I 3 OA210 Database Management Systems 3
CS213 PHP Programming with MySQL 3   Social & Behavioral Requirement 3
  Total 16   Total 16
 Program Total 62-63

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

This program is designed to address training requirements for students seeking employment as police officers, marshals, conservation officers, Guam Customs officers, investigators, corrections officers, forensic computer examiners, forensic lab technicians, and other public safety employees. Students may choose a track in one of four areas of concentration:
  1. Administration of Criminal Justice            
  2. Law Enforcement Administration
  3. Forensic Lab Technician                
  4. Forensic Computer Examiner
Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Criminal Justice program, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the legal procedures for gathering information about crimes, criminal procedure, and defendants’ rights.
  2. Describe the process of the criminal justice system including the duties and responsibilities of the criminal justice professional as it pertains to one of the chosen concentration areas: Administration of CJ, Law Enforcement Administration, Forensic Lab Technician, or Forensic Computer Examiner.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to understand the interrelations, ethics, and role expectations of the criminal justice professional in society.
 
Administration of Criminal Justice Track
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Natural & PhysicalScience Requirement (Choose 1)
SI103/103L Introduction to Marine Biology:Theory (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology: Laboratory (1) 4
SI110/110L Environmental Biology: Theory (3) & Environmental Biology:Laboratory (1)
Course Course Name Credits
MA110A Mathematics Requirement 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
HU120 Pacific Cultures 3
PS140 American Government 3
Total 19-20
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ101 Juvenile Justice Process 3
CJ107 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJ150 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ200 Criminal Law 3
CJ204 Introduction to Criminology 3
CJ206 Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process 3
CJ209 Concept of Police Operations 3
CJ292 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
Electives
Course Course Name Credits
  Related Major Course 3
  Related Major Course 3
  Related Major Course 3
Total 42
Program Total 61-62
 
Law Enforcement Administration Track
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
MA110A Mathematics Requirement 3
HU120 Pacific Cultures  3
PS140 American Government 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
Natural & PhysicalScience Requirement (Choose 1)
SI 103/103L Introduction to Marine Biology:Theory (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology: Laboratory (1) 4
SI 110/110L Environmental Biology: Theory (3) & Environmental Biology: Laboratory (1)
Total 19-20
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ150 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ200 Criminal Law 3
CJ205 Report Writing for Law Enforcement 3
CJ206 Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process 3
CJ209 Concept of Police Operations 3
CJ225 Criminal Investigations 3
CJ250 Police Organizational Theory 3
CJ292 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
Electives
Course Course Name Credits
  Related Major Course 3
  Related Major Course 3
  Related Major Course 3
Total 42
Program Total 61-62
 
Forensic Lab Technician Track
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
MA115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
SI131/SI131L Human Anatomy & Physiology: Theory / Laboratory 4
PS140 American Government 3
HU120 Pacific Cultures 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
Total 19-20
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ122 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
CJ150 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ200 Criminal Law 3
CJ206 Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process 3
CJ225 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ292 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I (Students can opt to take MA161A & MA161B OR MA165) 3
MA161B College Algebra & Trigonometry II (Students can opt to take MA161A & MA161B OR MA165) 3 OR
MA165 PreCalculus (Students can opt to take MA161A & MA161B OR MA165) 5
SI141 Applied Physics I 4
SI150/150L Introduction to Microbiology:Theory (3) & Introduction to Microbiology: Laboratory (1) 4
SI101/101L Introduction to Chemistry:Theory (3) & Introduction to Chemistry: Laboratory (1) 4
Total 45-46
Program Total 64-65
*MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I should be taken summer after year 1

 
Forensic Computer Examiner Track
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
MA110A Mathematics Requirement 3
SI110/L or SI103/L Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
SI141 Applied Physics I 4
HU120 Pacific Cultures 3
PS140 American Government 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
Total 23-24
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ122 Introduction to forensic Science 4
CJ150 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ200 Criminal Law 3
CJ205 Report Writing for law Enforcement 3
CJ206 Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process 3
CJ225 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ292 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
EE211 IT Essentials I 4
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
Approved Computer Science Courses
Course Course Name Credits
CS___ Computer Science Course 1 3
CS___ Computer Science Course 2 3
CS___ Computer Science Course 3 3
Total 47
Program Total 70-71
 

Course Sequence by Semester
Areas of Concentration: Criminal Justice Administration Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Lab Technician Forensic Computer Examiner
1st Semester CJ 100
CJ 107
EN 110
MA 110A
PY 125
CJ 100
CJ 205
EN 110
MA 110A
PY 125
CJ 100
EN 110
MA 115
PY 125
HU 120
CJ 100
CJ 205
CS 101
EN 110
HU 120
2nd Semester CJ 101
CJ 150
CJ 200
PS 140
SO 130
CJ 150
CJ 200
CJ 225
SO 130
PS 140
CJ 122
CJ 150
CJ 200
PS 140
SO 130
CJ 122
CJ 150
CJ 200
MA110A
PY 125
Summer MA 161A or MA 165 SI140
CJ225
3rd Semester CJ 204
CJ 206
CJ 209
CS 151
SI 110 or SI 103
CJ 206
CJ 209
CJ 250
CS 151
SI 110 or SI 103
CJ 206
CS 151
MA 161B or MA 165
SI 131
CJ225
CS 151
CS XXX
CS XXX
SI 110 or SI 103
SO 130
4th Semester CJ 292
HU 120
+ 9 CJ related credits
CJ 292
HU 120
+ 9 CJ related
credits
CJ 292
SI 140
SI 150
SI101
CJ 206
CJ 292
CS XXX
EE 211
PS 140
Total Credits 61-62 61-62 64-66 70-71

Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

Early childhood pertains to children age eight and below. Early childhood educators work in Head Start programs, childcare centers, family home care programs, elementary schools, social services programs, and health care services. These professionals plan and implement appropriate experiences for young children in areas such as language, health, movement, creativity, cognitive, self-concept and social behavior. They also supervise children’s activities, care for their needs, keep records of their progress, and confer with parents and other professionals.

The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education is closely aligned with national standards and meets the education requirements for Basic Educator Preschool Certification from the Guam Commission for Educator Certification. The National Association for the Education of Young Children encourages a minimal educational level of an associate degree in early childhood education for early childhood program teachers. A grade of “C” or higher must be achieved for the Program’s “Major” courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Early Childhood, students will be able to:
  1. Model appropriate practices for children, professionalism, and demonstrate ethical conduct based on guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  2. Implement various developmentally and age-appropriate teaching, assessment and guidance strategies needed to work with young children from birth to age eight.
  3. Reflect on practices, pedagogy and resources used in early childhood settings that serve children age’s birth through age eight years.
 
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
Course Mathematics (Choose One) Credits
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3
Course Literacy for Life (Choose One) Credits
CO110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
CS152 Macintosh Applications 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement
(Choose One)
3
  Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement
(Choose One)
3-4
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement
(Choose One)
4
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CD110 OR ED150  Introduction to Early Childhood OR Introduction to Teaching  3
 
CD221 OR ED220  Child Growth & Development OR Human Growth & Development  3
CD140 Nutrition and Physical Health 3
CD180 Language Arts Development in Early Childhood 3
CD240 Cognitive & Creative Development in Early Childhood 3
CD260 Social & Emotional Development 3
ED231 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
ED265 Culture and education in Guam 3
CD292 OR CD293  Early Childhood Education Practicum OR Early Childhood CDA Practicum  3 OR 12 
List Electives Courses (or provide category, optional) include total: (5-14)
**Important Note: Students who choose CD293 need (5) elective credits;
students who choose CD292 need (14) elective credits.
ASL100 American Sign Language I 4
ASL110 American Sign Language II 4
ASL120 American sign Language III 4
ASL130 American Sign Language IV 4
CD285 Childcare Management 3
CH110 CHamoru I 4
CH111 CHamoru II 4
CH200 Immersion Methods for CHamoru Language Teaching 3
ED150 Introduction to Teaching 3
ED180A Educational Methods I 3
ED220 Human Growth & Development 3
ED292 Education Practicum 3
CTE299A PRAXIS I Review Part A 2
CTE299B PRAXIS I Review Part B 1
HL135 Heartsaver First Aid CPR 1
Program Total 60-61
 

Course Sequence by Semester
 
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
EN110 OR EN111 Freshman Composition OR Writing for Research 3 CD110 OR
ED150
Introduction to Early Childhood Education OR
Introduction to Teaching
3
MA110A OR MA115
OR 
MA161A
Finite Mathematics OR Fundamentals of College Algebra
OR College Algebra & Trigonometry I
3 CD221 OR
ED220
Child Growth & Development OR
Human Growth & Development
3
  Humanities or Fine Arts 3-4 CD140 Nutrition and Physical Health 3
  Elective 3-4   Social/Behavioral Science 3
Total 12-14   Total 12
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
CD240 Cognitive & Creative Development in Early Childhood 3 ED265 Culture and Education in Guam 3
CD180 Language Arts Development in Early Childhood 3 ED231 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
  Literacy for Life 3 CD260 Social & Emotional Development 3
  Science with Lab 4   Elective (Only for students who are taking CD292) 3-4
  Elective 3-4   Elective (Only for students who are taking CD292) 3-4
  Total 16-17   Total 15-17
 
Semester 5  
Course # Course Name Credits      
CD292 OR
CD293
Practicum OR CDA Practicum 3 OR 12      
  Elective (Only for students who are taking CD292) 3      
  Total 6-12      
PROGRAM TOTAL 60-61

Associate of Science in Emergency Management

Emergency Management graduates will be able to apply basic emergency management skills in the event of natural and person-made disasters. Graduates will be able to implement the four major areas of emergency, namely, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. The Emergency Management program utilizes the Emergency Management Institute’s Independent Study (IS) courses to prepare graduates to apply leadership skills, to communicate effectively, to solve problems, to plan, to work as a team, to operate within the legal system and governmental framework for emergency management, to analyze risks and hazards, and to manage resources efficiently.

The Emergency Management program’s major requirements are adopted and derived from EMI’s Independent Study program. GCC’s Emergency Management program will adhere to the latest IS offerings to ensure that students learn what is relevant and most up-to-date information and skills. 

Approved college credits must be an approved EMI course and subject to the approval by the academic advisor or department chair. As such, Certificate and/or Associate degree students in EM must obtain prior approval by EM academic advisor or department chair.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Emergency Management program, students will be able to:
  1. Coordinate functions between local and federal law enforcement in response to disaster events.
  2. Analyze the functions of the Emergency Operations Center and National Incident Management System.
  3. Evaluate hazards and risks of emergency situations.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills during table top exercises
 
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Requirement 3-4
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3

 
Literacy for Life Requirement 3

 
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
  Social & Behavorial Sciences Requirement 3
Total 19-21
 
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
  EMI approved courses 29
CJ102 First Responder 3
CJ104 Dynamics Of Substance Abuse 3
CJ206 Social Values & The Criminal Justice Process 3
CJ292 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
Program Total 60-62
 
 
Course Sequence by Semester
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3-4   Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
MA­­­____ Mathematics Requirement 3   Social Science Requirement 3
CJ102 First Responder 3 CJ104 Dynamics of Substance Abuse 3
Total 9-10   Total 9-10
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
  Natural & Physical Science Requirement 4 CJ292 Criminal Justice Practicum 3
  Literacy for Life 3   EMI approved courses 29
CJ206 Social Values & The Criminal Justice Process 3      
  Total 10   Total 32
PROGRAM TOTAL 60-62

 

Associate of Science in Foodservice Management

Program Mission & Description

The Foodservice Management Program aligns with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) ManageFirst - a curriculum that is framed around a set of knowledge and skills identified by the restaurant industry as important for a successful career in the foodservice industry. By completing the NRA required 800-hour work experience, graduates have the option to earn the NRA ManageFirst Professional (MFP) or the Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) credential.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Foodservice Management program, students will be able to:
  1. Perform foodservice manager tasks within a complex work environment. 
  2. Manage resources to maintain fiscal responsibility as it relates to the foodservice industry. 
  3. Model a customer-oriented work ethic.
 
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3-4
FSM145 Culinary and Business Math 3

 
Literacy for Life Requirement 3
CO125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
Total 19-20
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
FSM100 Introduction to the Foodservice Profession 2
FSM110 Professional Dining Room Service: Theory 2
FSM110L Professional Dining Room Service: Laboratory 1
FSM115 Purchasing and Receiving 2
FSM120 Food Safety and Sanitation 2
FSM130 Professional Bar  and Alcohol Management 3
FSM154 Foodservice Nutrition 3
FSM155 Foodservice Accounting 3
FSM222 Foodservice Cost Control 3
FSM240 Menu Planning 3
FSM254 Foodservice Marketing 3
FSM270 Foodservice Human Resource Management 3
FSM292 Foodservice Practicum 4
FSM299 Foodservice Management Capstone 3
CUL140 Culinary Foundations I 2
CUL160 Culinary Foundations II 2
Total 41
Program Total 60-61
 

Course Sequence by Semester
Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
EN___ English Composition Requirement 3-4 FSM145 Culinary Math 3
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3 SI110/110L Environmental Science / Laboratory 4
FSM120 Foodservice Safety & Sanitation 2 FSM115 Purchasing & Receiving 2
FSM100 Intro. To Foodservice Profession 2 FSM154 Foodservice Nutrition 3
FSM110 Professional Dining Room Service 2 CUL140 Foundation of Culinary Part 1 2
FSM110L Professional Dining Room Service Lab 1 CUL160 Foundation of Culinary Part 2 2
FSM130 Professional Bar and Alcohol Management 3      
Total 16-17   Total 16
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
CO125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3 CS151 Windows Application 3
FSM222 Foodservice Cost Control 3 FSM155 Foodservice Accounting 3
FSM240 Menu Planning 3 FSM254 Foodservice marketing 3
FSM270 Foodservices Human Resource Management 3 FSM292 Foodservice Practicum 4
      FSM299 Foodservice Management Capstone 3
  Total 12   Total 16
PROGRAM TOTAL 60-61

Associate of Science in Human Services

The Associate of Science in Human Services program provides a multi-disciplinary, culturally diverse curriculum as the foundation for entry-level career pathway in the human services field.   The ASHS program prepares students with the knowledge and skills required for employment at entry level para-professional positions in human services, assisting social workers and other allied health professionals like counselors, psychologists, nurses and medical doctors.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Human Services program, students will be able to:
  1. Explain and apply human service practice concepts and principles within a multidisciplinary, culturally diverse setting.
  2. Demonstrate entry level human services skills in human service settings.
  3. Describe and differentiate between personal values, professional values, and ethical responsibility pertaining to the human service worker.  
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
Course Course Name Credits
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
SI103/SI103L OR SI110/110L OR SI131/131L Introduction to Marine Biology: Theory/ Introduction to Marine Biology: Laboratory OR Environmental Biology: Theory/ Environmental Biology Laboratory OR Human Anatomy and Physiology: Theory/ Human Anatomy and Physiology: Laboratory 4
Choose One
ASL100 American Sign Language I 4
CH110 CHamoru I
Total 20-21
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
HM110  Introduction to Community Services 3
HM150  Diversity in Human Services 3
HM180  Human Services Practicum Orientation 3
HM201  Social Welfare and Development: Global Challenges 3
HM205  Foundations of Case Management 3
HM225  Substance Misuse Prevention: Program Planning and Implementation 3
HM250  Ethics and Values in Human Services 3
HM292  Human Services Practicum 3
CD221 OR ED220  Child Growth & Development OR Human Growth & Development 3
PY120  General Psychology 3
Electives (Complete 12 credits from the list below)
Course