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Message from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Message from the Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

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Welcome Students!

 

As the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Guam Community College, I oversee the development of all program curriculum at the College. The courses offered in this GCC Academic Year (AY) 2018-2019 Catalog each contain the student learning outcomes, or SLOs, that you will need to successfully complete each course, and to ultimately earn your college degree or certificate. These SLOs are developed in collaboration with industry professionals, and our Program Advisory Committees enable our faculty to regularly engage with these professionals in order to align what we teach in our programs with what you will need to know in order to become successfully employed at businesses on Guam and in the region.

 

The biggest change in this year’s catalog is the localization of information. Previously, general education requirements were listed in one section while program specific requirements were listed in another. The goal of this AY 2018-2019 catalog is to make it easier for students to find the information they need. Each program page now outlines for students all of the requirements for their particular program, including specific general education requirements. In addition, the new format now breaks down total program requirements in an easy to follow chart. Associate Degree programs also have a semester by semester chart incorporating both general education and technical requirements for the program. Following the chart helps students to take the guesswork out of figuring out when to take courses in order to complete their degree.

 

As per our mission statement, at GCC, we take pride in offering “the highest quality, student-centered education and job training for Micronesia. Your success is our mission, and as President Okada noted on the previous page, we are here to help you succeed.

 

Welcome to Guam Community College, and best wishes on your educational journey.

 

 

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R. Ray Somera, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Foreword from the President

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The Guam Community College Catalog Academic Year (AY) 2018-2019 comes with the news that GCC’s accreditation has been reaffirmed for seven full years – the maximum time frame allowed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). For you, our students, this news means that as you peruse the AY 2018-2019GCC Catalog, you can rest assured that the courses you take at GCC are academically sound, and that they will transfer* to another accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.

 

I encourage you to use every GCC resource possible in registering for your courses and successfully passing them. For example, Chalani 365 year-round registration enables you to register at one time for an entire academic year.  You no longer have to worry about registering before

each semester or stress about getting into a course that you need. If you are a recent high school graduate, our “Classroom Learning Yields Math & English Readiness,” or CLYMER program, allows you to enroll directly into college level English and math courses without taking a placement exam if you earned good grades in high school English and math courses. Tutoring, computer labs, research assistance in our Learning Resource Center, and mentorship through our Project Aim program are all available to help you to realize success in your college pursuits.

 

Our AY 2018-2019 catalog is designed to help you plan how to achieve your goals. Meet with a GCC counselor, academic advisor, or a faculty member soon and discuss your individual path to success. GCC is here to help you along that path.

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Mary A. Y. Okada, Ed.D.

President

Guam Community College

 

(*Transfer of courses ultimately depends upon the receiving institution.)

General Information

Dates of Effect

The Guam Community College Catalog Academic Year (AY) 2018–2019 is in effect from 08/15/18 to 08/13/19. Any changes to catalog content during this time will be noted on addenda posted on the GCC website (www.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 HiSET® 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).

 

Sinangan Misión (Chamorro 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 (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA. 94949, phone (415) 506-0234, fax (414) 506-0238. ACCJC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. 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 on February 2, 2018 and will expire on December 31, 2022. 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.

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. Contact the Office of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research (AIER) for a copy. AIER is located at the 2nd floor of the Student Services and Administration Building, Suites 2226, 2227 and 2228, with telephone numbers (671) 735-5520, 735-5641 and 735-5612.

 

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 of 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 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 at www.guamcc.edu, 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 www.guamcc.edu, click on Student Services and Student Handbook. 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

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 herown. 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.

 

All are considered plagiarism. Students who plagiarize are likely to be caught, and the consequences will be severe and will include anyone who enabled the plagiarism to take place. 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, 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. 2000, suite 2233 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, 2017-2023.

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, www.guamcc.edu.

Academic Calendar 2018-2019

Fall 2018

8/13/2018

Faculty Start Date

8/15/2018

First Day of Classes

9/3/2018

Labor Day  - Campus closed

10/26/2018

Last day to Withdraw

11/2/2018

All Soul's Day - Campus closed

11/12/2018

Veteran's Day - Campus closed

11/22/18-11/25/18

Thanksgiving Break

12/7/2018

Our Lady of Camarin Day - Campus closed

12/14/2018

Last Day of Classes

12/19/2018

Grades Due

   
Spring 2019

1/7/2019

Faculty Start Date

1/9/2019

First Day of Classes

1/21/2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Campus closed

3/4/2019

Guam History & Chamorro Heritage Day -Campus closed

3/22/2019

Last Day to Withdraw

04/15/19-04/21/19

Spring Break

5/6/2019

Last Day of Classes

5/9/2019

Grades Due

5/10/2019

Commencement Exercise

5/27/2019

Memorial Day - Campus closed

   
Summer 2019

5/31/2019

Faculty Start Date

5/31/2019

First Day of Classes

6/14/2019

Last Day to Withdraw

7/4/2019

Independence Day - Campus closed

7/12/2019

Last Day of Classes

7/17/2019

Grades Due

7/22/2019

Liberation Day - Campus closed

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, personal counseling and student rights advocacy. Counselors are available in the Student Services & Administration Building on a walk-in or appointment basis. Counselor hours are posted in the Student Services & Administration Building.

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. Those 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.

College’s 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, which are required early in all programs. Students can schedule their test online after making payment by visiting www.guamcc.edu and clicking on Placement Test under Admissions tab.  The College reserves the right to require students to be re-evaluated using its placement test at any time.

 

Students can schedule their test online after making payment by visiting www.guamcc.eduand clicking on Placement Test under Admissions tab.  The College reserves the right to require students to be re-evaluated using its placement test at any time.

 

Under GCC's new CLYMER (Classroom Learning Yields Math & English Readiness) program, a recent (within two years) GDOE or private high school graduate 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 CLYMER at www.guamcc.edu under Admissions.

Career Information and Guidance

Information, materials, and counselor assistance are available to students who need help in career educational planning and to learn about 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 individual counseling on an appointment basis, or in some cases be referred to services in the community. College counselors are trained professionals, and all information related to the person receiving counseling is confidential and may be released only with the written permission of the student.

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. It is an educational and career plan developed between the student and the advisor.

Guam Community College partners with its students to succeed. This 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 to meet student needs.

 

The student is expected to meet with his/her academic advisor regularly to plan an academic program and review achievement.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.

Student Rights Advocacy

The counseling staff is 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 privacy, freedom of expression and viewpoints, freedom of the press, 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.

Health Services

The Health Services Center is staffed by one full-time registered nurse, one 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;
  • assessment and nursing management of chronic health problems based on the client’s physician-prescribed therapeutic regimen;*
  • 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 & 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 availability of staff and resources.

 

The health requirements for students include:

  1. 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 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;

  2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - Students must at least have one dose 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 & Diptheria (TD) received within the last 10 years;

  3. Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) for students below 18 years of age

  4. 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 its campus. Accessible parking for students with disabilities is clearly 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 -Thursday 7:30a.m. – 8:00pm and Friday 7:30a.m. -5:00pm. The concessions are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. For more information, visit the Materials Management Office, Bldg. 2000, suite 2104, 2105 or contact 735-5540/5542.

 

Bookstore

The Bookstore is located in the Foundation Building 6000.  The Bookstore is located in room 6104. The Bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. and closed on weekends and holidays. You may contact the Bookstore at 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, to name a few.

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 guided by the belief that students must become intentionally involved in campus programs and activities in order to become fully prepared for the workplace and for other life commitments as well. 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. It also ensures that student organizations and the Council on Postsecondary Student Affairs (COPSA) achieve success in all their extra-curricular activities. The CSI initiatives are also designed to foster in students a sense of voice, empowerment and responsibility to the campus community.

New Student Orientation

The new Student Orientation program introduces new students to the Guam Community College services, resources, and opportunities which will support their academic and career goals.

Leadership Development

Leadership Development assists students in realizing their leadership potential. Involvement, training and development opportunities are offered at individual and organizational levels tailored to fit the unique leadership needs of interested students.

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 learning 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. 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.

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) represents all officially registered Adult High School students and serves as a voice to COPSA in submitting student issues, problems and concerns for the Adult High School students.

 

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Student Chapter, GCC advances the equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and/or research.

 

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 Collegiate DECA furthers the understanding and practice of the principles of marketing within the business community and generates revenue for scholarships for marketing students.

 

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 raises awareness and educates the community on sustainability issues including recycling, energy management, and conservation of natural resources.

 

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

 

The Hospitality and Tourism Society (HOST) promotes tourism on campus, the community at large and other areas outside of Guam.

 

The Japan Club promotes the language and culture of Japan through a variety of activities to educate and entertain the campus community.

 

The Math Club promotes interest, understanding, and knowledge of the mathematical world throughout the college and the local 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 Pacific Islands Students Organization (PISO) provides support for newly enrolled students in their efforts to assimilate into the College and community environments.

 

The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (Beta Beta Xi Chapter) promotes scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship.

 

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

 

The Science Club promotes interest, understanding, and knowledge of the scientific world throughout the college and the local community.

 

The Social Justice Society (SJS) facilitates networking and career building activities in order to create a more cohesive and professional student community.

 

The Society of Management Industry Leaders for Excellence (SMILE) supports all students seeking a business degree, teaches members how to be socially aware, and provides service to the community.

 

The Sports and Recreation Club (SPARC) furthers a common interest in physical activities through competition, instruction, participation, or performance.

 

The Talent Club increases student morale and school pride by showcasing student talent in various performing arts.

 

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

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 Boardpoliciesand/oradministrative 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 (ordesignee), 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

A) 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.

 

B) 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:

A) 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:

a. 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

b. 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;

 

2. 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.

 

B) 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.

 

C) 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

On December 10, 2010, the Guam Community College Learning Resource Center, which houses the Library, opened in a new two-story 22,000 square foot state of the art facility. This facility is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED-certified building for the Government of Guam. 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.

 

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, contact the Accommodative Services Coordinator at the Student Services & Administration Building, Suite 2139. The office telephone number is (671) 735-5597 or TDD (671) 734-8324.

 

Tutoring Services

Guam Community College provides tutoring services for students in an effort to help them meet their educational objectives. These services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The focus of these services centers primarily on English and math skills.

Federal TRIO Program

Project Aim

Project AIM is a Student Support Services Federal TRIO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This program provides tutoring in all subjects, counseling (personal and academic), peer counseling and tutoring, cultural enrichment activities, mentorship programs, transfer center services, workshops (on study skills, career decisions, time management, test anxiety) and book assistance awards. These services are available to students meeting federal guidelines, such as low-income level, first generation students (neither parent received a bachelor’s degree) and/or students with disabilities. The program is designed to:

  1. increase college retention and graduation rates for eligible students
  2. increase the transfer rates of eligible students from 2- to 4- year institutions
  3. foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low income and first generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

 

For further information, please contact (671) 735-5594/5 or visit the Project Aim Office in the Student Center Building, Room 5204.

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 reasons 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, 2227 and 2228 with telephone number (671)735-5520.

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 providing the objectives of the program are not changed. Such changes are necessary to remain current with the professional expectations. 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/HiSet);or
  • Have an AA/AS, BA/BS or higher degree from an accredited or recognized United States college/university or a foreign college/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 sixteen (16) 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 identified 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 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 Certificate or Associate degree program, he/she would be limited to applying up to 18 GCC credits toward any chosen Associate or Certificate program.

 

Diploma Student

A student pursuing an Adult High School Diploma. To be eligible, a student must be at least 16 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 prerequisites for the courses have not been met;

2. The program may already be fully enrolled; 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.

 

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Students who would like to transfer previous post-secondary coursework or equivalent into the College must complete an Evaluation Request Form and results will be emailed to the student after documents have been reviewed.

 

Dual Credit Articulated Programs of Study (DCAPS)

Over 2,600 students are enrolled in GCC's Career and Technical Education programs in the six Guam public high schools. These programs are:

  • Allied Health
  • Automotive (Auto body and Automotive Services Technology)
  • AutoCADD
  • Construction Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electronics
  • Lodging Management Program (Tourism)
  • Marketing
  • ProStart (Culinary)
  • Visual Communications

 

Under the Dual Credit Articulated Programs of Study (DCAPS), these students can earn college credit in GCC postsecondary programs.

All programs participating in DCAPS will have a course grade of a “B” or better as a minimum requirement for articulation of courses.

  1. Student 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. student 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).

 

Students must provide the following documents to apply for DCAPS:

  1. Completed Dual Credit Articulated Program (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)

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. Application for Admissions as a Declared Student Form
  3. 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) or HiSet tests.
  4. 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 course work or equivalent,they must submit the following:

  1. Application for Admissions Form
  2. Application for Admissions as a Declared Student Form
  3. Transcripts. 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.
  4. Evaluation Request Form
  5. 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 Form
  2. Application for Admissions as an Adult High School Diploma Student Form.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all former high schools attended.
  4. Other information, forms or documents as requested by the College.

 

Undeclared Students

For students taking courses who have not formally declared a particular degree, certificate or diploma program at the College, they 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 translation of foreign transcript in U.S. equivalencies provided by a NACES approved member (www.naces.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.

 

2. 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 (see last bullet);
  • 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 EN 110 (Freshman Composition) or higher at Guam Community College or University of Guam, and have a letter of support from the relevant office of the institution (either GCC or UOG) administering the placement test.
  • Those who hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college in the U.S. or a recognized university in Australia, Britain, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, or New Zealand;

 

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:

  • Fall within the limit for international student enrollment as mandated by the College.
  • 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 a 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 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

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.

Academic Information

Registration, Withdrawals, and Other Changes

Registration and MyGCC

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 also 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, www.guamcc.edu.  Students should plan their program of studies using the Catalog available online at www.guamcc.edu/Runtime/GCCcollegecatalog.

 

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, www.guamcc.edu. All students are encouraged to seek academic advisement prior to registration in order to discuss course prerequisites, 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, and the Criminal Justice Academy. 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.

 

Chalani 365 Registration

GCC offers full academic year registration under the Chalani 365 program, allowing students to register for three terms at once (pending term schedule release): summer-fall-spring, fall-spring-summer, or spring-summer-fall. The advantage of Chalani 365 is that students can plan out an entire academic year in advance. They do not have to wait to register for needed classes, or worry that a class they will need to graduate may be full. Students may still register for courses requiring prerequisites; however, if a student drops or does not pass the prerequisite(s), he or she will be dropped from the subsequent classes requiring the prerequisite(s). For more details about Chalani 365, log onto www.guamcc.edu under Admissions. 

 

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, www.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 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 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

A student who has studied at another accredited college or university is granted credit for previous work if such course work meets Guam Community College’s educational requirements or if comparable courses are included in GCC’s curriculum. 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. Evaluation of transfer course work will only be completed upon receipt of the Evaluation Request Form, and must meet the following criteria:

 

  • Official transcripts are received directly from the institution where the credits were earned or can be hand delivered by 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 bypassed but both placement and the granting of credit are at the discretion of the Registrar in consultation with the Department Chairperson, the Dean, 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 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 exam 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, Chamorro, 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 does 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 last 12-credit residency requirement for degrees and certificates unless the requirement is waived by a departmental 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
Maximum Credit 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 EN 110 (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

 

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:

Departmental Challenge Exams (please see Credit-By-Examination College Sponsored Examinations)

Transfer of credit from other institutions

Credit articulated through PLA

 

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 National College Credit Recommendation Service
  2. 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

www.guamcc.edu/Runtime/priorlearningassessmt.aspx

 

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 or Registrar 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.

 

Prerequisites

Course prerequisites 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. Prerequisites are identified in course descriptions. Waivers for course prerequisites can only be obtained from the Department Chairperson of the department which oversees the course. For example, SO130 requires the completion of EN110; therefore, only the Department Chairperson overseeing sociology courses may waive the prerequisites. 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 lower than a “C” was received. Credit will be received for the first grade of “C” or better. If a course received a “C” or better and 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 students’ 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.

 

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 www.guamcc.edu.

 

Grading System

Grades are earned for each course in which a student is officially enrolled. GCC uses a 4-point grading scale. 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 attainment of course               outcomes
  • B     3.0 = Above average attainment of course   outcomes
  • C     2.0 = Average attainment of course                 outcomes
  • D     1.0 = Below average attainment of course    outcomes
  • 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 prerequisites, 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. The Students receiving financial aid may also visit the Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services & Administration Building 2000, Room2114, 2115, or 2116, or call 735-5543/4.

 

Evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress

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 735-5543/4.  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 may be dismissed from the College as a Declared Student. The student is not dismissed from the College and may continue 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 dismissed from the College as a Declared Student may continue to enroll at the College as an Undeclared Student (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.

Scholastic Honors

Deans’ List

Guam Community College publishes the Deans’ List 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 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 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, computer software applications, or to meet other academic needs. 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.

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/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, capable direction and 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) 735-5574 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 (CE/WD) to fulfill the needs of these customers. A certificate of enrichment/completion may be awarded by CE/WD 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

This is recommended for those 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 as CEUs only.  To register for ESL, please call the Adult Education Office (671) 735-6016 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 their MA096 Pre-Collegiate Mathematics or 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 EnglishGeneral Education Required Courses

 Students, who have not met their math and English General Education requirement(s) as stipulated in Section 2 above, may be allowed to drop or withdraw from math and English courses only if they wish to withdraw completely for the semester. However, students will not be permitted to drop or withdraw from these courses under any other circumstance.

 

Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing, 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
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • A+ Service Technician
  • Association of Chartered Financial Analysts
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Cisco Systems and General Education Development

 

GCC provides professional examination services for the following:

  • Association for financial Counseling and Planning Education (Institute for Personal Finance)
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD)
  • Society for Human Resources Management (PHR-Professional Human Resource and SPHR-Senior Professional Human Resource)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA/AIMR)
  • Examination sponsored by the Association of Investment Management & Research

 

GCC is also recognized as a Prometrics and Performance Assessment Network (PAN) Testing Center. For more information regarding testing services, contact the Office of Continuing Eductino & Workforce Development at 735-5574 or 735-5640

Tuition, Fees, Payment, & Financial Assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Resident Student - $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 are classified as “Resident Students.”

 

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.

 

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 Fee

The College will charge a $15.00 application fee. The Application for Graduation fee includes one Diploma and one official set of transcripts which will be available approximately three weeks after the end of the semester in which all requirements have been met. 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. A $37.00 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://www.studentclearinghouse.org/secure_area/Transcript/login.asp?FICEcode=01536100or 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 of transcripts costs $15.00 per transcript and 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

Citizens over 55 years of age do not pay tuition and fees for classes appearing in the regular term. Proof of age will be required at registration. All applicable tuition and course fees will be charged for courses taken outside of the regular term.

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;
  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:

If withdrawal occurs on or before the last day of the class adjustment period, 100% of the tuition, special fees and laboratory fees will be refunded.

 

After the last day of registration, no refunds will be made for semester long courses.

 

The Registration Fee, Late Fee, and Student I.D. Card Fee are non- refundable.

 

Full (100%) refund of tuition and all special fees and laboratory fees will be made by the College to students whose classes are cancelled by the College provided that the students do not choose to enroll in other courses requiring special fees or laboratory fees. In instances where the College cancels all of the student’s classes and the student chooses not to enroll in other classes, the College will also refund the registration fee. Refunds will be mailed to the student during the semester. All requests for refunds are initiated at the Student Services & Administration Building by dropping or withdrawing from classes on or before the due date within the current semester.

 

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 2018-2019

The College estimates the cost of attendance as a full-time student at the College during the 2018-2019 academic year (ten months, including fall, spring and summer semesters) to be as follows:

Tuition and Fees                                   $4,224.00

Room and Board                                  $10,500.00

Transportation *                                  $1,200.00

*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.

Personal Expenses                               $2,650.00

Books and Supplies                              $1,200.00

 

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance               

$19,142.00

* 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 2018-2019 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. However, the Government of Guam Student Assistance Loan program is available through the office. Applications are available in January and due on April 30 of each year. 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. However, most scholarship programs 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) 735-5544.

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 $6,095.00 per year for full-time enrollment.

 

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 $500 and $1,000 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 $300 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 www.guamcc.edu.

 

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 obtain a personal identification number or PIN at www.pin.ed.gov and then go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the form or click on the Financial Aid links at www.guamcc.edu, then select the “Financial Aid Checklist” 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 section 600.2 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 online at www.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.
  5. Satisfactorily meet progress standards for financial aid. (For further explanation, please visit the Financial Aid website).
  6. Inform the Financial Aid Office of any changes that may affect their financial assistance.
  7. Pick up award checks on the scheduled disbursement dates.
  8. Comply with all other policies established by the Financial Aid Office as described in the Student Handbook and Financial Aid Guide.
  9. 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) 735-5543/44

www.pin.ed.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov

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 increase 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® or HiSET®.

 

For more information regarding Adult Basic Education, please call 735-6016 or email at adulteducation@guamcc.edu.

 

High School Equivalency

Adult High School Diploma Program Guidelines

The Adult High School Diploma Program (AHSDP) offer adults, ages 16 and older 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 to be eligible to participate in the AHSDP. Eligible students must also request for official transcripts from the last high school they attended. In order to obtain an official evaluation of transfer credits, along with all official transcripts, students must also complete the Evaluation Request Form and submit it to the Admissions and Registration Office. Earned credits will be evaluated and, if accepted, may be applied toward the requirements of the AHSDP. The core courses (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technical Studies) will be covered through the Workforce Innovative Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds. Students taking CTE (electives) and other courses will be referred to Department of Labor, American Job Center for financial assistance for tuition, books, and lab fees.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Adult High School Diploma program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, language, and mathematical skills necessary for the workplace and postsecondary education.
  2. Read and analyze complex information text independently in a variety of content areas.
  3. Read and analyze appropriate concepts and procedures in content areas.
  4. Apply the knowledge and skills acquired through experience and education to become more productive in the workplace.

 

Eligibility

An eligible individual who is 16 years or older and is no longer eligible to enroll in the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) or who has not received a high school equivalency diploma is eligible for admission into the AHS Diploma Program. Eligible individuals must first take the CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System – Life and Work Appraisal or CASAS Life Skill) appraisal to determine their current abilities in the areas of reading, mathematics, and language.

 

Individuals scoring below 236 in the reading and math portion of CASAS will begin by taking courses to refresh basic skills until scores of 236 and above are met. Individuals who score above 236 in reading and 236 in math may go directly into the AHS Diploma Program or schedule to take the high school equivalency diploma (GED® and HiSET®). 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.

 

Access to WorkKeys

The individual’s advisor/counselor must approve his/her 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.
  3. 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.

Admissions and Registration will automatically disapprove the student’s application for admission as a Diploma Student and the student will be referred by the advisor/counselor to the Adult Education Office for other program options.

 

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.

 

Adult High School Diploma Requirements

Course Requirements:

Successful completion of courses in the following areas (either at GCC or through accepted transfer credit):

English Language Arts 9 credit hours
Mathematics 9 credit hours
Social Science 6 credit hours
Science 6 credit hours
Student Success Workshop 3 credit hours
Computer Skills 3 credit hours
CTE Electives 9 credit hours
TOTAL 45 CREDIT HOURS

(see graphic for more information)

 

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 an Individual Educational Plan with counselor or advisor is required.

 

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 may articulate to GCC’s postsecondary programs, pending the completion of a signed Memorandum of Understanding.

 

Adult High School Diploma Requirements

 

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High School Equivalency Diploma

Eligibility for Testing

Minimum Age: 

16 years of age and not currently enrolled or required to be enrolled in high school. Individuals 16 and 17 years of age must provide a withdrawal form from the last high school attended.

 

Assessment

All applicants must take the free 2-hour CASAS Appraisal which is administered every Tuesday and Thursday. An individual must score at least 236 on the CASAS Appraisal in order to take the GED® or HiSet® Test.

 

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 $31.25 or $125 for all four content areas. Retake cost is $25.00 per content area. Payment must be made online at https://ged.com.

 

HiSET® has five computer-based or paper/pencil content areas (Language Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies). The cost to take all five content areas is $85 (includes two free retakes per subject up to one year from initial date of purchase). Cost to take a content area is $20 (with no free retakes) plus $10 administrative fee (if applicable).

 

How to Apply

To apply for the CASAS Appraisal, 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 at the Adult Education Office.

 

Testing Schedule

Assessment Test:  The CASAS Appraisal is administered every Tuesday and Thursday at the Guam Community College campus (Adult Education Office), Bldg. 6000, Room 6216 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Test and Retesting:  While the GED® Test has to be scheduled online at https://ged.com, you may schedule for HiSET® by calling 735-5625 or 735-5517 or online at http://hiset.ets.org.  Tests are administered at the Guam Community College Technology Center.

 

To Receive a Diploma

Individuals may apply for a diploma at the Guam Community College, Planning and Development Office located in Bldg. 2000, room 2209.

 

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.

 

For the HiSET test takers must achieve a score of at least 8 on each of the five individual subtests and score at least 2 out of 6 on the essay portion of the writing test and have a total combined score on all five subtests of at least 45.

 

Minimum Age

To receive a high school equivalency Diploma, the applicant must be 16 years of age and has not completed high school.

 

Residency

In order to take the GED® or HiSET® Test, 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.

 

For more information, contact:

High School Equivalency Office

Guam Community College

P.O. Box 23069

Barrigada, Guam 96921

671-735-5625

 

*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) 735-5646.

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

• Industry Certification in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology

 

Many of these courses are offered through the Office of Continuing Education/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). 

Prerequisites:  Admission to the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. 

 

Students will achieve these Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) upon completion of this certification: 

  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.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

NU101

Nursing Assistant

4

HL131

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

1

 Total

5

Total Requirements

5

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Industry Certification

The courses listed below will prepare the student to take Cisco’s CCNA exam. These courses prepare the student for configuration of networks using routers, switches and hubs (Local Area Network). Continuing coursework prepares the student to understand Wide Area Networks (WAN). Next, a student focuses 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, a student will be ready to take the Cisco CCNA exam.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EE265

Introduction to Comp Systems & Information Technology

5

EE266

Visual Basic Programming

5

EE267

Introduction to Linux

4

EE268

Systems Analysis & Design

4

 Total

18

Total Requirements

18

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Industry Certification

The courses listed below will prepare the student to take Cisco’s CCNP exam. The CCNP certification indicates advanced knowledge of networks. These courses train the student to install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes. The content emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies. Coursework must be taken in sequence. After successful completion of the four professional networking courses, a student will be ready to take the Cisco CCNP exam.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EE271

Advanced Computer Networking I

4

EE275

Advanced Computer Networking II

4

EE___

Approved EE Elective Course

3-5

 Total

11-13

Total Requirements

11-13

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.

 

Students will achieve these Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) upon completion of this certification: 

  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.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CM101

Cosmetology I

10

CM102

Cosmetology II

10

CM104A

Cosmetology III

5

CM104B

Cosmetology IV

5

 Total

30

Total Requirements

30

Total Contact Hours Required

1600

Industry Certification in Light Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology

The Light Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology Industry Certification program prepares students to become National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Light Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicle Specialist by providing technical skills and competencies, based on the standards set by ASE, in hybrid engines, motor/generators, energy management systems, transaxles, power electronics, and hybrid electric vehicle support systems.

 

Students will achieve these Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) upon completion of this certification: 

  1. Illustrate theory and operation of hybrid engines and motor/generators, perform diagnostics and execute needed repairs.
  2. Perform hybrid electric vehicle energy management and transaxle fault analysis.
  3. Analyze condition of hybrid electric vehicle battery and repair and/or replace if failed.
  4. Describe functionality of hybrid electric vehicle power electronics and support systems, perform diagnostics, and carryout needed repairs.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AST113

Hybrid Engines and Motor/Generators

4

AST123

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management and Transaxles

3

AST133

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Batteries and Belted Alternator Starter (BAS) System

3

AST143

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power Electronics and Support Systems

3

 Total

13

Total Requirements

13

Apprenticeship Programs

The College administers the Apprenticeship Training Program through the Office of Apprenticeship of the United States Department of Labor, in partnership with the Guam Contractors Association and individual employers.

 

During the term of apprenticeship, the apprentice learns a craft or trade through formal on-the-job training (OJT) under close supervision of a skilled worker or journey-worker and through related classroom instruction at the College. 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 evenings 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 classroom-related instruction per year plus 2,000; 4,000; 6,000; or 8,000 hours of practical on-the-job training (OJT). Upon satisfactory completion of the required training, the apprentice is issued a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from the Office of Apprenticeship and Training, United States Department of Labor.

 

For more information on the Apprenticeship Training Program, contact the Continuing Education/Workforce Development Office, Student Services and Administration (Building 2000), Suites 2122 or 2128, or call (671) 735-5571.

 

The terms of apprenticeship are determined by the occupation in which the student is being trained. Training is available in the following occupational trades:

 

APPRENTICESHIP TRADES

APPROXIMATE OJT HRS

CONTACT HOURS

APPRENTICESHIP TRADES

APPROXIMATE OJT HRS

CONTACT HOURS

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

6000

432

Inspector Building

6000

432

Auto Body Repairer

8000

576

Instrument Technician

8000

576

Automobile Mechanic

8000

576

Insulation Worker

8000

576

Boiler Operator

8000

576

IT Generalist

2880

216

Carpenter

8000

576

Line Installer Repairer

8000

576

Cement Mason

4000

288

Lineman

8000

576

Chief of Partie

8000

576

Machinist

8000

576

Child Care Development Specialist

3500

288

Maintenance Building Repairer

4000

288

Computer Operator

6000

432

Maintenance Mechanic

8000

576

Computer Programmer

4000

288

Marine Machinery Mechanic

8000

576

Construction Equipment Mechanic

8000

576

Office Manager/Administrative Services

4000

288

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPRENTICESHIP TRADES

APPROXIMATE OJT HRS

CONTACT HOURS

APPRENTICESHIP TRADES

APPROXIMATE OJT HRS

CONTACT HOURS

Cook

6000

432

Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment Operator)

6000

432

Construction Craft Laborer

4000

288

Pipefitter

8000

576

Crime Scene Technician

4000

288

Plumber

8000

576

Diesel Mechanic

8000

576

Power Plant Operator

8000

576

Drafter, Civil

8000

576

Public Relations Representative

6000

432

Drafter, Structural

6000

432

Pump Servicer

6000

432

Electrical Technician

8000

576

Relay Technician

4000

288

Electrician

8000

576

Rigger

6000

432

Electrician Meter Repairer

8000

576

Sheet Metal Worker

8000

576

Electrician, Ship

8000

576

Ship Fitter

8000

576

Electrician, Substation

6000

432

Shipwright

8000

576

Electronic Technician

8000

576

Surveyor Assistant, Instrument

4000

288

Financial Management

2000

144

Telecommunication Technician

8000

576

Geospatial Specialist

4000

288

Treatment Plant Mechanic

6000

432

Graphic Designer

3000

216

Truck Driver, Heavy

2000

144

Heating & Air Condition Installer Servicer

6000

432

Water Treatment Plant Operator

6000

432

Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic

8000

576

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

4000

288

Information Management

2000

144

Welder

6000

432

Certificate Programs

Degree Statement

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

Graduation Requirements for Certificates

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 EN096 or EN097 courses

and

Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or

Satisfactory completion of MA096 or MA098 courses

 

B. Technical Requirements

Total Technical Requirements vary by program.

 

C. Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Total related General Ed/Technical Requirements vary by program.

 

Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate           30

* No course may be counted for both Technical Major and Science/Technology General Education requirements.

** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing, 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) 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 through well-articulated student learning outcomes.

 

Certificate programs offered by the College

•   Automotive Service Technology Certificate

•   Computer Aided Design & Drafting Certificate

•   Computer Science Certificate

•   Construction Technology Certificate

•   Criminal Justice Certificate

•   Early Childhood Education Certificate

•   Education Certificate

•   Emergency Management Certificate

•   Environmental Technician Certificate

•   Family Services Certificate

•   Fire Science Technology Certificate

•   Medical Assisting Certificate

•   Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology Certificate

•   Office Technology Certificate

•   Practical Nursing Certificate *Pending GBNE approval

•   Sign Language Interpreting Certificate

•   Supervision and Management Certificate

•   Surveying Technology Certificate

Second Certificate or Degree and Multiple Emphasis 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 area of emphasis; a student may earn a degree, which includes more than one emphasis so long as the student completes the requirements before the degree is conferred.

Automotive Service Technology Certificate

Program Description

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.

 

Two ‘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.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Automotive Service Technology 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.

 

General Service Technician Track

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AST100

Introduction to Automotive Service

3

AST140

Suspension and Steering

3

AST150

Brakes

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: Engine Performance

4

AST280

Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic

5

Certificate Total

31[WU1] 

 

Master Service Technician Track

Technical 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 and Axles

3

AST140

Suspension and Steering

3

AST150

Brakes

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

Automotive Transmission and Transaxle II

3

AST230

Theory/Practicum: Manual Drive Train and Axles

2

AST240

Theory/Practicum: Suspension & Steering

2

AST250

Theory/Practicum: Brakes

2

AST260

Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance

4

AST270

Theory/Practicum: Heating and Air Conditioning

2

AST280

Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic

5

Certificate Total

53[WU2] 

Computer Aided Design & DraftingCertificate

Program Description

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.

 

General Education Requirements

 Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN110

English Composition

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

AE 121

Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

AE 122

Technical Engineering Drawing II

3

AE 138

Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management

3

AE 150

Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) I

3

  AE 160

Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) II

4

 

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

 

CE 215

Construction Procedures

3

 

CE 225

Construction Planning & Estimating

3

 

CS 101

Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

 

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

 

Choose 1 course from the following

 

CE 121

Properties of Materials

3

 

AE 170

Revit Essentials

 

Certificate Total

41

 

         

Computer Science Certificate

Program Description

Today, computer skills are highly in demand in the rapidly evolving information technology field. The Certificate in Computer Science prepares students for entry-level positions in technology related areas.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Computer Science program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a solid foundation in the core areas of computer science, as well as knowledge of advanced topics in the field.
  2. Apply skillful evaluation to computer-based glitches and draw possible options that best meets the needs of a problem.
  3. Design and implement a computer-based solution of a problem by writing codes using an appropriate programming language.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 101

Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

CS 102

Computer Operations

3

CS 110

Introduction to the Internet

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

Choose 1 course from the following

CS 292

Computer Science Practicum

3

CS 290

Special Project

Technical Electives (Complete at least 6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 103

Report Program Generator (RPG)

6

CS 104

Visual Basic Programming

CS 202

COBOL

CS 204

 C++ Programming

CS 205

Network Communications

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SM 108

Introduction to Business

3

Choose 1 course from the following

EN 125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

OA 211

Business Communication

Certificate Total

30

Construction Technology Certificate

Program Description

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

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CT 153

Introduction to Carpentry

3

CT 173

Rough Framing and Exterior Finishing

3

CT 183

Finishing

3

CT 193

Cabinet Making and Millwork

3

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT 100

Introduction to Construction Trades

5

CT 140

Industrial Safety

3

CT 292

Construction Practicum

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

Certificate Total

31

 

Construction Technology Certificate
 

Plumbing Track

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Total

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CT 152

Fundamentals of Plumbing

4

CT 152A

Plumbing Level I

4

CT 182

Uniform Plumbing Code

3

Total

11

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT 100

Introduction to Construction Trades

5

CT 140

Industrial Safety

3

CT 292

Construction Practicum

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

Total

15

Certificate Total

30

     

Masonry Track

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Total

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CT 153

Introduction to Carpentry

3

CT 154A

Masonry Level I

4

CT 154B

Masonry Level II

4

Total

11

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT 100

Introduction to Construction Trades

5

CT 140

Industrial Safety

3

CT 292

Construction Practicum

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

Total

15

Certificate Total

30

 

Construction Technology Certificate
 

Welding Track

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Total

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CT 196A

Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding I

5

CT 196B

Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding II

5

CT 197A

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

5

CT 197B

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

5

Total

20

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT 100

Introduction to Construction Trades

5

CT 140

Industrial Safety

3

CT 292

Construction Practicum

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

Total

15

Certificate Total

39

Electricity Track

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Total

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CT 165A

Electricity Level I

5

CT 165B

Electricity Level II

5

CT 165C

Electricity Level III

5

CT 165D

Electricity Level IV

5

Total

20

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT 100

Introduction to Construction Trades

5

CT 140

Industrial Safety

3

CT 292

Construction Practicum

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

Total

15

Certificate Total

39

 

Construction Technology Certificate
 

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

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Total

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CT 185A

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level I

5

CT 185B

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level II

5

CT 185C

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level III

5

Total

15

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT 100

Introduction to Construction Trades

5

CT 140

Industrial Safety

3

CT 292

Construction Practicum

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

Total

15

Certificate Total

34

     

Reinforcing Metal Worker Track

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Total

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CT 153

Introduction to Carpentry

3

CT 154A

Masonry Level I

4

CT 196A

Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding I

5

Total

12

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

Basic Blueprint Reading

3

CT 100

Introduction to Construction Trades

5

CT 140

Industrial Safety

3

CT 292

Construction Practicum

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

Total

15

Certificate Total

31

Criminal Justice Certificate

Program History

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.  Students may now elect to graduate with a Certificate in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in either Law Enforcement or Marine & Terrestrial Conservation Enforcement.

Course requirements may identify prerequisites 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.

 

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

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

3

Total

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ 102

First Responder

3

CJ 126

Officer Survival

3

CJ 126L

Officer Survival Laboratory

1

CJ 132

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)

3

CJ 135

Firearms Use/Safety/Care

3

CJ 150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ 200

Criminal Law

3

CJ 205

Police Report Writing

3

CJ 225

Criminal Investigation

3

Total

28

Certificate Total

31

 

Criminal Justice Certificate
 

Marine & Terrestrial Conservation Enforcement Track

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI120

Introduction to Island Ecology and Resource Management

3

Total

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ 102

First Responder

3

CJ 122

Introduction to Forensic Science

4

CJ 126

Officer Survival

3

CJ 126L

Officer Survival Laboratory

1

CJ 132

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)

3

CJ 135

Firearms Use/Safety/Care

3

Total

20

Related Technical Requirements

CJ 150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ 200

Criminal Law

3

CJ 205

Police Report Writing

3

CJ 225

Criminal Investigation

3

CJ 292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

Total

15

Certificate Total

38

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Program Description

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 aides. 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. Advocate appropriate practices for children, model professionalism, and demonstrate ethical conduct based on guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  2. Effectively and respectfully communicate with students, staff and families including those from diverse backgrounds and special populations.
  3. Implement various developmentally and age-appropriate teaching, assessment and guidance strategies needed to effectively work with young children from birth to age eight.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CD 140

Environments for Young Children

3

CD 180

Language Arts in Early Childhood

3

ED 231

Introduction to Exceptionalities

3

CD 240

Cognitive & Creative Development in Early Childhood

3

CD 260

Social & Emotional Development

3

CD 292

ECE Practicum

3

Choose 1 course from the following

CD 221

Child Growth & Development

3

ED 220

Human Growth & Development

Choose 1 course from the following

CD 110

Early Childhood Education Orientation

3

ED150

Introduction to Teaching

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

 

Education based elective

3

 

Education based elective

3

Total

6

Certificate Total

30

Education Certificate

Program Description

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 Bachelor’s degree in the field. Emphasis is placed on student learning outcomes in a broad range of educational areas. All courses taken for the Certificate in Education also fulfill the requirements for the Associate of Arts in Education degree. 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 Education program, students will be able to:

  1. Advocate appropriate practices for students, model professionalism, and demonstrate proper ethical conduct.
  2. Effectively and respectfully communicate with students, staff and families including those from diverse backgrounds and special populations.
  3. Implement various developmentally and age-appropriate teaching, assessment and guidance strategies needed to effectively work with students in Kindergarten to twelfth grade.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ED 150

Introduction to Teaching

3

ED 180

Educational Methods

3

ED 231

Introduction to Exceptionalities

3

ED 292

Education Practicum

3

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

3

HL 202

Nutrition

3

PS 140

American Government

3

CD 140

Nutrition and Physical Health

3

Choose 1 course from the following

ED 220

Early Childhood Education Orientation

3

CD 221

Introduction to Teaching

Certificate Total

31

Emergency Management Certificate

Program Description

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 technical 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.

 

Note: The Emergency Management Certificate program will be revamped and redesigned by AY 2019-2020.

Emergency Management Certificate

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN110

English Composition

3

MA107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Choose 19 courses from the following:

EMI 100

Emergency Manager

1

EMI 102

Hazardous Materials

1

EMI 104

A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance

1

EMI 106

Building for the Earthquakes of tomorrow

1

EMI 108

Orientation to Disaster Exercise

1

EMI 110

Exercise Design

1

EMI 112

State Disaster Management

1

EMI 114

Principles of Emergency Management

1

EMI 116

Emergency Planning

1

EMI 118

Leadership & Influence

1

EMI 120

Decision Making & Problem Solving

1

EMI 122

Effective Communication

1

EMI 124

Developing & Managing Volunteers

1

EMI 126

Anticipating Hazardous Weather

1

EMI 128

Emergency Operations Center Role

1

EMI 130

Volunteer Agencies in Emergency Management

1

EMI 132

Disaster Basics

1

EMI 134

Community Hurricane Preparedness

1

EMI 136

Hazardous Material Prevention

1

EMI 138

Multi-hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

1

EMI 140

Introduction to Mitigation

1

EMI 142

Protecting your Home and Small Business from Disaster

1

EMI 144

Introduction to Public Assistance

1

EMI 146

Debris Operation

1

EMI 148

Incident Command System

1

EMI 150

National Incident Management System

1

EMI 152

National Response Plan & Disaster Medical System

1

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

PS 140

American Government

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

EMI 154

Community Emergency Response Team

1

Certificate Total

31

 

Note: The Emergency Management Certificate program will be revamped and redesigned by AY 2019-2020.

Environmental Technician Certificate

Program Description

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.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Choose 1 course from the following

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Choose 1 course from the following

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3-4

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101

Introduction to Chemistry

3

SI 101L

Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory

1

SI 105

Introduction to Physical Geology

3

SI 105L

Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory

1

Biological Sciences (Choose 2 - Lecture and respective Lab for 8 credits total)

SI 103

Introduction to Marine Biology

4

SI 103L

Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory

SI 110

Environmental Biology

4

SI 110L

Environmental Biology Laboratory

SI 150

Introduction to Microbiology

4

SI 150L

Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory

Related Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 125

Scientific Methods and Data Analysis

3

SI 155

Waste Site Worker Safety HAZWOPER

3

SU 250

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

Certificate Total

31-32

Family Services Certificate

Program Description

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 prerequisites 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 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.

 

Family Services Course Breakdown

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HM 110

Introduction to Community Services

3

FA 192

Family Services Practicum

3

HM 201

Social Welfare:  A World View

3

Choose 1 course from the following

ED 220

Human Growth and Development

3

CD 221

Child Growth and Development

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Choose 3 Courses from the following

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CD 260

Social & Emotional Development

3

CJ 100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ 101

Juvenile Justice Process

3

CJ 104

Dynamics of Substance Abuse

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

ED 231

Introduction to Exceptionalities

3

ED 270

Behavior Management

3

EN 125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

HL 202

Nutrition

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

OA 101

Keyboarding Applications

3

Certificate Total

30-32

Fire Science Technology Certificate

Program Description

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 prerequisites 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.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

FS 100

Introduction to Fire Protection

3

FS 101

Introduction to Fire Suppression

3

FS 102

Fire Service on Guam

3

FS 103

Firefighter I

6

FS 104

Firefighter II

3

FS 105

Fire Prevention

3

FS 107

Report Writing for The Fire Service

3

EMS 103

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

8

Certificate Total

32

Medical Assisting Certificate

Program Description

The mission of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare high quality medical assistant students for employment as medical assistants in physicians’ offices or clinics and to provide students opportunities to further their career in the medical assisting field, and promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in our multicultural community.  Description: The Certificate in Medical Assisting provides students with foundational knowledge and skills to enter the workforce as allied health professionals. Medical Assistants are the only allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians’ offices, clinics, and group practices. These multi- skilled personnel can perform administrative and clinical procedures. Once a student from the Guam Community College has successfully completed the Medical Assisting Program, he or she will be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) national certification examination through American Medical Technologists (AMT). The Guam Community College is an affiliated partner with the American Medical Technologist (AMT).

 

Students must successfully complete the following courses in order to be placed in a Medical Assisting Cohort:

  • EN 110 - Freshman Composition (3)   
  • MS 101 - Introduction to Medical Assisting (3) 
  • HL190 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Professionals (4) 

 

Other Prerequisites:

  • Health clearance to include physical and immunizations- PPD, with the addition of a Hepatitis B vaccine or declination form.
  • Police and court clearance will be required prior to starting MS145.

 

The student will be required to attain a minimum score of 70% on the rating sheets or other assessment tools, and have received a minimum grade of “C” on all technical courses. The criteria for program success shall be demonstrated by at least a 70% retention rate, 70% placement rate, and 70% pass rate on credentialing examinations as determined by using the ABHES required method of calculation.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Medical Assisting program, students will be able to:

  1. Assist the provider with clinical procedures.               
  2. Navigate electronic health records systems and practice management software.                      
  3. Evaluate legal and ethical principles that affect the role of a medical assistant. 

 

Medical Assisting Certificate

 

Medical Assisting Course Breakdown

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

HL 190

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Professionals

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MS 101

Introduction to Medical Assisting

3

MS 120

Clinical Medical Assisting

2

MS 121

Clinical Medical Assistant: Laboratory

2

MS 125

Clinical Medical Assisting: Clinical

1

MS 140

Administrative Medical Assisting: Theory

2

MS 141

Administrative Medical Assisting: Laboratory

2

MS 145

Administrative Medical Assisting Clinical

1

MS 160

Introduction to Pharmacology

2

MS 161

Administration of Medications: Laboratory

1

MS 180

Introduction to Clinical: Laboratory

2

MS 210

Medical Assisting Critique

1

MS 292

Medical Assisting Practicum

5

Related Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HL 120

Medical Terminology

2

HL 131

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

1

Program Total

34

Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology Certificate

Program Description

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.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MHT 100A

Intro to Diesel Technology and Preventive Maintenance Part I

3

MHT 100B

Intro to Diesel Technology and Preventive Maintenance Part II

3

MHT 110

Diesel Engines Part I

3

MHT 120

Medium/Heavy Truck Drive Trains Part I

3

MHT 130

Brake Systems Part I

3

MHT 140

Suspension & Steering Part I

3

MHT 150

Medium/Heavy Truck Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

3

MHT 160

Hydraulics

3

MHT 170

Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Part I

3

MHT 210

Diesel Engines Part II

3

MHT 230

Brake Systems Part II

3

MHT 270

Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Part II

3

Certificate Total

36

Office Technology Certificate

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare the student for entry- through mid-level employment or may be used to update office technology knowledge and skills for job advancement in the business office.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Office Technology program, students will be able to:

  1. Obtain knowledge and skills in various computer applications so that they will be able to adapt to the technological needs of their respective organizations.
  2. Use previously learned skills and information to format and produce various office documents.
  3. Use and integrate several office applications.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN110

Freshman Composition

3

CS151

Windows Applications

3

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

OA 101

Keyboarding Applications

3

OA 103

Filing Systems

3

OA 130

Information Processing

3

OA 210

Database Management Systems

3

OA 211

Business Communications

3

OA 220

Spreadsheet Systems

3

OA 230

Advanced Information Processing

3

OA 250

Office Procedures

3

Technical Electives

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Choose 2 courses from the following

AC 100

Fundamentals of Bookkeeping and Accounting

6

OA 109

Business Math Using Excel

SM 108

Introduction to Business

Certificate Total

39

Sign Language Interpreting Certificate

Program Description

The Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting is designed to train individuals to become Sign Language Interpreters and facilitators of communication for the Deaf. The program combines theoretical and practical learning experiences that will further 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 effective communication skills using American Sign Language (ASL).
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and appropriate ethical responses required by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf's (RID) Code of Professional Conduct.
  3. Display a non-biased attitude when working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through proper conduct.

 

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

ASL 120

American Sign Language III

4

ASL 130

American Sign Language IV

4

IN 145

Vocabulary Development for Intercultural Development

3

IN 170

Introduction to Interpreting

3

IN220

Voice to Sign Interpreting

3

IN 180

Ecology of Deafness

3

ED 220

Early Childhood Education Orientation

3

Certificate Total

31

Supervision and Management Certificate

Program Description

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. Recall 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.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN110

Freshman Composition

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AC 211

Accounting Principles I

4

EC 110

Principles of Economics

3

SM 108

Introduction to Business

3

SM 208

Personnel Supervision

3

SM 211

E-commerce Management

3

SM 220

Management Skill Development

3

SM 225

Leadership

3

SM 230

Business Law Applications

3

SM 245

Ethics & Stakeholders Management

3

Technical Electives

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Choose 1 course from the following

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Certificate Total

34

Surveying Technology Certificate

Program Description

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 (ACSM-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. Develop a professional work ethic needed in the surveying industry.
  3. Successfully pass the American Society on Surveying and Mapping National Society of ProfessionalSurveyors (ACSM-NSPS) Level 1 Certified Survey Technician examination

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

English Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SU 100

Surveying Drafting

3

SU 101

Surveying Problems I

3

CE 211

Plane Surveying I

3

CE 222

Plane Surveying II

3

SU 230

Advanced Surveying

3

SU 250

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

SU 292

Surveying Practicum

1

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 121

Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

AE 150

Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) I

3

CS 101

Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Certificate Total

43

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 course work 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 EN 110 Freshman Composition general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. They must also enroll in or have completed MA 110A 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 prerequisites 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 Emphasis 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 area of emphasis; a student may earn a degree, which includes more than one emphasis 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 technical 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.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19

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.

 

 Associate Degree Programs offered by the College

 

Associate of Science

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Technology Master Service Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Foodservice Management
  • International Hotel Management
  • Human Services
  • Marketing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Office Technology
  • Pre-Architectural Drafting
  • Supervision and Management
  • Surveying Technology
  • Tourism & Travel Management
  • Visual Communications

 

Associate of Arts

  • Culinary Arts
  • Education
  • Liberal Studies

Associate of Science in Accounting

Program Mission

The mission of the Accounting program is to develop an accounting workforce reflecting the needs arising from the continual changing economic business environment in the Guam community and the region.


Program Description

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

EN110

English Composition

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

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 + Lab

4

SI110/SI110L

Environmental Biology + Lab

 

Total

19

Technical/Core Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AC110

Payroll Accounting & Related Taxes

3

AC150

Federal Income Tax I

3

AC210

Introduction to Financial Management

3

AC211

Accounting Principles I

4

AC212

Accounting Principles II

4

AC233

Accounting on the Computer Using QuickBooks

3

EC110

Principles of Economics

3

OA211

Business Communication

3

OA220

Spreadsheet Systems

3

SM108

Introduction to Business

3

SM230

Business Law Applications

3

Accounting Electives (choose 2 courses from the following)

AC225

Hospitality Accounting

6

AC240

Certified Bookkeeper

AC250

Federal Income Tax II

AC280

Personal Finance

AC292

Accounting Practicum

 

Total

41

Program Total

60

 

 Associate of Science in Accounting - Semester Breakdown
 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AC211

Accounting Principles I

4

AC212

Accounting Principles II

4

SM108

Introduction to Business

3

AC110

Payroll Accounting & Related Taxes

3

CS151

Windows Applications

3

OA211

Business Communication

3

EN110

English Composition

3

PY120 or

General Psychology or

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SO130

Introduction to Sociology

Total

16

 

Total

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AC150

Federal Income Tax I

3

AC210

Introduction to Financial Management

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

AC233

Accounting on the Computer Using QuickBooks

3

AC___

Accounting Elective 1

3

AC___

Accounting Elective 2

3

PI101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

OA220

Spreadsheet Systems

3

EC110

Principles of Economics

3

SM230

Business Law Applications

3

 

Total

16

 

Total

15

Year 1 Total

29

Year 2 Total

31

Program Total

60

Associate of Science in Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician

Program Mission

The mission of the Automotive program is to develop a skilled and competent automotive workforce, based on industry needs, for the Guam community and the region.


Program Description

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

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement (Choose 1)

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese

CH 110

Chamorro I

Total

20-21

Technical/Core Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AST 100

Introduction to Automotive Service

3

AST 110

Engine Repair

3

AST 120

Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

3

AST 130

Manual Drive Train and Axles

3

AST 140

Suspension and Steering

3

AST 180A

Engine Performance I

3

AST 150

Brakes

3

AST 160

Electrical/Electronic Systems

3

AST 180B

Engine Performance II

3

AST 240

Theory/Practicum: Suspension & Steering

2

AST 250

Theory/Practicum: Brakes

2

AST 260

Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance

4

AST 280

Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic

5

Total

40

Program Total

60-61


Associate of Science in Automotive Service Technology General Service Technician – Semester Breakdown

 

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 and Axles

3

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

AST120

Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

AST140

Suspension and Steering

3

AST100

Introduction 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

Brakes

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

Year 1 Total

30-31

Year 2 Total

30

 Program Total

60-61

Associate of Science in Automotive Service Technology Master Service Technician

Program Mission

The mission of the Automotive program is to develop a skilled and competent automotive workforce, based on industry needs, for the Guam community and the region.


Program Description

The Associate of Science program in Automotive Service Technology Master Technician offers students both a comprehensive general education as well as advanced technical training in all automotive systems to include: brakes; electrical/electronic; engine performance; suspension & steering; automatic transmission; manual transmission/transaction; engine repair; manual drive trains; and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

The primary program objective is to prepare students to pass all eight content area 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 as a Master Automobile Technician.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Automotive Service Technology program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the purposes and proper functioning of the core components of an automotive engine.
  2. Test the performance of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and perform corrective action.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM) during diagnosis of electrical circuit problems.
  4. Service components in the brake, steering, and suspension systems.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN110

Freshman Composition

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

3

CS151

Windows Applications

3

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

3

SI 103/ 103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

VC101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

Total

19

Technical/Core 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 and Axles

3

AST140

Suspension and Steering

3

AST150

Brakes

3

AST160

Electrical/Electronic Systems

3

AST180A

Engine Performance I

3

AST170

Heating and Air Conditioning

3

AST180B

Engine Performance II

3

AST210

Theory/Practicum: Engine Repair

3

AST220

Theory/Practicum: Automotive Transmission and Transaxle

3

AST230

Theory/Practicum: Manual Drive Train and Axles

2

AST240

Theory/Practicum: Suspension and Steering

2

AST250

Theory/Practicum: Brakes

2

AST270

Theory/Practicum: Heating and Air Conditioning

2

AST260

Theory/Practicum: Electrical/Electronic Systems

4

AST280

Theory/Practicum: Engine Performance

5

Total

53

Program Total

72

 

Associate of Science in Automotive Service Technology Master Service Technician - Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN110

Freshman Composition

3

AST110

Engine Repair

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

3

AST140

Suspension and Steering

3

AST100

Introduction to Automotive Service

3

AST130

Manual Drive Train and Axles

3

SI 103/ 103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

AST120

Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

3

Total

13

 

Total

12

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AST150

Brakes

3

AST180B

Engine Performance II

3

AST160

Electrical/Electronic Systems

3

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

3

AST180A

Engine Performance I

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

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

VC101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

AST250

Theory/Practicum: Brakes

2

 

 

 

AST270

Theory/Practicum: Heating and Air Conditioning

2

 

 

 

 

Total

11

 

Total

12

Program Total

72

Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology

Program Mission

The mission of the Civil Engineering Technology Program is to train engineering technicians for successful entry and performance in the civil engineering field.


Program Description

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

EN 110A

Freshman Composition

3

MA161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

SI 142

Applied Physics II

4

CS___

Computer Science Requirement

3

 

Social & Behavioral Science Requirement

3

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

 

Total

28-29

Technical/Core Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CE 211

 Plane Surveying I

3

CE 221

 Strength of Materials

3

AE 160

 Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) II

4

CE 213

 Hydraulics

3

CE 214

 Structural Design

3

Emphasis Courses (Optional)

CE 222

 Plane Surveying II

3

CE 224

 Highways

3

 

Total

16-22

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

OR 101

 Introduction to Engineering Technology

3

AE 121

 Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

AE 122

 Technical Engineering Drawing II

3

AE 138

 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management

3

CE 121

 Properties of Materials

3

CE 210

 Statics

3

CE 215

 Construction Procedures

3

CE 225

 Construction Planning & Estimating

3

EN 194

 Technical Communication

3

 

Total

27

Program Total

71-72

Program Total (with emphasis courses)

77-78

 

Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

MA161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

SI141

Applied Physics I

4

AE 121

 Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

AE 122

 Technical Engineering Drawing II

3

CE 121

 Properties of Materials

3

CE 215

 Construction Procedures

3

CS___

Computer Science Requirement

3

 

Social & Behavioral Science Requirement

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

16

 

Total

17

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CE 211

 Plane Surveying I

3

OR 101

 Introduction to Engineering Technology

3

SI 142

Applied Physics II

4

CE 214

 Structural Design

3

AE 138

 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management

3

AE 160

 Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) II

4

CE 221

 Strength of Materials

3

CE 225

 Construction Planning & Estimating

3

CE 213

 Hydraulics

3

CE 210

 Statics

3

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

EN 194

 Technical Communication

3

 

Total

19-20

 

Total

19

Year 1 Total

35-36

Year 2 Total

36

Program Total

71-72

Associate of Science in Computer Networking

Program Mission

The mission of the Computer Networking program is to prepare students and people in the industry to be trained and certified in computer repair, networking and telecommunication.


Program Description

The Associate of Science in Computer Networking is a program of study that prepares students for entry-level network technicians, computer technicians, and fiber and copper Cable Installers in the field of Information Technology (IT). Technical Requirement classes are designed to give students a firm foundation in the basics of computers, networking, and information systems. Elective courses allow the students to further specialize.

This course of study will provide students with a practical overview of Information Technology, including hands-on experience configuring networking devices, network management, and will enable students to prepare for and attain industry certification through ETA and Cisco Systems.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Computer Networking program, students will be able to:

  1. Install, configure, and repair computer networking systems.
  2. Pass local and national certification tests in computer repair, telecommunications, and network administration
  3. Communicate the values of an effective and productive technician in the telecommunication and computer networking industry.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total

19-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EE 103

 Direct Current Circuits

4

EE 211

 It Essentials I

4

EE 215

 It Essentials II

3

EE 242

 Principles of Voice and Data Cabling

2

EE 283

 Network Security

3

Total

16

Advanced Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EE 243

 Fiber Optics Installation

3

EE 265

 Computer Networking I

5

EE 266

 Computer Networking II

5

EE 267

 Computer Networking III

4

EE268

 Computer Networking IV

4

Total

21

Computer Networking Electives (Choose 2)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 210A

 Configuring Windows Systems

3

EE 104

 Alternating Current Circuits

4

EE 112

 Electronic Devices

4

EE 116

 Digital Technology

4

EE 271

 Advanced Computer Networking I

4

EE 275

 Advanced Computer Networking III

4

Total

7-8

Program Total

63-66

 

Associate of Science in Computer Networking – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

EE 283

 Network Security

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Computer Networking Elective

3-4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

EE 103

 Direct Current Circuits

4

 

 

 

Total

16-17

 

Total

13-15

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EE 211

 IT Essentials I

4

EE 243

 Fiber Optics Installation

3

EE 265

 Computer Networking I

5

EE 215

 IT Essentials II

3

EE 266

 Computer Networking II

5

EE 267

 Computer Networking III

4

EE 242

 Principles of Voice and Data Cabling

2

EE268

 Computer Networking IV

4

 

 

   

Computer Networking Elective

4

 

Total

16

 

Total

18

Year 1 Total

29-32

Year 2 Total

34

 Program Total

63-66

Associate of Science in Computer Science

Program Mission

The mission of the Computer Science program is to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills to enter a technology-enhanced workforce and to maintain currency with consistently changing technology.


Program Description

The Associate of Science in Computer Science will provide opportunities for students to work as system analysts who design computer systems for processing information, 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

EN110

English Composition

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

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

Technical/Core 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

EE211

IT Essentials

OA101

Keyboarding and Document Processing

Total

41-42

Program Total

60-62

 

Associate of Science in Computer Science – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS101

Introduction to Comp Systems & Info Tech

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

CS211

JavaScript Programming

3

CS212

Python Programming

3

CS151

Windows Applications

3

CS213

PHP Programming with MySQL

3

EN110

English Composition

3

CS205

Network Communications

4

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

3

 

Computer Science Elective

3-4

Total

15

 

Total

16-17

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 Communication

3

CS104

Visual Basic Programming

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

CS204

C ++ Programming

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

CS203

Systems Analysis & Design

3

 

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

14-15

Year 1 Total

31-32

Year 2 Total

29-30

 Program Total

60-62

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Mission

It is the mission of the Criminal Justice program to prepare, educate, and train students for the Criminal Justice profession. Criminal Justice graduates will be lifelong learners who possess current technical knowledge of the criminal justice system, communication skills to communicate effectively within the criminal justice system, and an understanding of the interrelations of the criminal justice professional and society.


Program Description

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 an emphasis in one of four areas of concentration:

  1. Administration of Criminal Justice                                   
  2. Law Enforcement Administration
  3. Forensic Lab Technician                                                    
  4. Forensic Computer Examiner

Some courses in this program must be sequenced because of prerequisite requirements. Other courses, including Mathematics and English, require placement testing before enrollment is granted. (See a Criminal Justice advisor before enrolling in this program or choosing electives.)


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

 

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

 

Administration of Criminal Justice

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

PS 140

American Government

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

Total

25-26

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

Area of Concentration Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 101

Juvenile Justice Process

3

CJ 107

Introduction to Corrections

3

CJ 204

Introduction to Criminology

3

CJ 209

Concept of Police Operations

3

Professional Electives

Course #

Course Name

Credits

 

Related or Technical Course

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

Total

36

Program Total

61-62

     

 

 

 

Law Enforcement Administration

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

PS 140

American Government

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

Total

25-26

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

Area of Concentration Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ205

Report Writing for Law Enforcement

3

CJ209

Concept of Police Operations

3

CJ225

Criminal Investigations

3

CJ250

Police Organizational Theory

3

Professional Electives

Course #

Course Name

Credits

 

Related or Technical Course

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

Total

36

Program Total

61-62

 

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

 

Forensic Lab Technician

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

SI141

Applied Physics

4

PS140

American Government

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

Total

26-27

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

Area of Concentration Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ122

Introduction to Forensic Science

4

CJ225

Criminal Investigation

3

HL120

Medical Terminology

2

MA161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

SI150

Introduction to Microbiology: Theory

3

SI150L

Introduction to Microbiology: Laboratory

1

SI130A

Human Anatomy & Physiology I 

3

SI102

General Chemistry with Laboratory

4

Total

39

Program Total

65-66

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forensic Computer Examiner

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

PS 140

American Government

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

Total

25-26

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

Area of Concentration Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ122

Introduction to Forensic Science

4

CJ225

Criminal Investigation

3

CJ___

CJ Elective

3

EE211

IT Essentials I

4

CS101

Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

CS205

Network Communications

4

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

45

Program Total

70-71

 

Administration of Criminal Justice

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ 101

Juvenile Justice Process

3

CJ 107

Introduction to Corrections

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

PS 140

American Government

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

Total

15

 

Total

15

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 204

Introduction to Criminology

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

CJ 209

Concept of Police Operations

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

 

Total

16

 

Total

15-16

Year 1 Total

30

Year 2 Total

31-32

Program Total

61-62

 

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice – Semester Breakdown

 

Law Enforcement Administration Concentration

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ205

Report Writing for Law Enforcement

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

CJ225

Criminal Investigations

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PS140

American Government

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

Total

15

 

Total

15

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CJ209

Concept of Police Operations

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

CJ250

Police Organizational Theory

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

 

Related or Technical Course

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

 

Total

16

 

Total

15-16

Year 1 Total

30

Year 2 Total

31-32

Program Total

61-62

 

Forensic Lab Technician Concentration

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ122

Introduction to Forensic Science

4

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

MA161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

CJ225

Criminal Investigation

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PS140

American Government

3

Total

16

 

Total

16

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

SI141

Applied Physics

4

HL120

Medical Terminology

2

SI150

Introduction to Microbiology: Theory

3

MA161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

SI150L

Introduction to Microbiology: Laboratory

1

SI130A

Human Anatomy & Physiology I 

3

SI102

General Chemistry with Laboratory

4

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

 

 

 

 

Total

18-19

 

Total

15

Year 1 Total

35-36

Year 2 Total

30

Program Total

65-66

 

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice – Semester Breakdown

 

Forensic Computer Examiner Concentration

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ122

Introduction to Forensic Science

4

CS205

Network Communications

4

CJ150

Criminal Procedure

3

CS101

Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

CJ200

Criminal Law

3

PS 140

American Government

3

CJ225

Criminal Investigation

3

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

 

Humanities Requirement

3-4

Total

19

 

Total

19-20

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS___

Computer Science Course 2

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

CJ206

Social Values & the Criminal Justice Process

3

CS___

Computer Science Course 1

3

CJ292

Criminal Justice Practicum

3

CJ___

CJ Elective

3

CS___

Computer Science Course 3

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

EE211

IT Essentials I

4

 

Total

16

 

Total

16

Year 1 Total

38-39

Year 2 Total

32

 Program Total

70-71

Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

Program Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare individuals to be professional, creative, and effective educators. Graduates will display a positive attitude toward all children and their families and gain skills to implement a safe, educational and developmentally appropriate environment for young children.


Program Description

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. Only technical required courses that have a grade of “C” or better will be counted towards the Associate degree.


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. Communicate effectively with students, staff and families including those from diverse backgrounds and special populations.
  3. Implement various developmentally and age-appropriate teaching, assessment and guidance strategies needed to work with young children from birth to age eight.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN110

English Composition

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

Total

19-20

Technical/Core Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CD140

Nutrition and Physical Health

3

CD180

Language Arts in Early Childhood

3

CD240

Cognitive & Creative Development in Early Childhood

3

CD260

Social & Emotional Development

3

ED231

Introduction to Exceptionalities

3

CD292

Early Childhood Education Practicum

3

Choose One

CD221

Child Growth & Development

3

ED220

 Human Growth & Development

Choose One

CD110

Intro to Early Childhood Education

3

ED150

Introduction to Teaching

Electives

 

Any college level course

3

 

Any college level course

3

 

Any college level course

3

 

Any college level course

4

 

Any college level course

4

Total

41

Program Total

60-61

 

Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

CD260

Social & Emotional Development

3

CD110/ ED150

Intro to Early Childhood Education or  Intro to Teaching

3

ED231

Introduction to Exceptionalities

3

CD220/ ED220

Child Growth & Development or                            Human Growth & Development

3

EN110

English Composition

3

CD180

Language Arts in Early Childhood

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

3

CD140

Nutrition and Physical Health

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total

15-16

 

Total

15

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CD240

Cognitive & Creative Development

3

CD292

Early Childhood Education Practicum

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

 

Elective

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

4

 

Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Elective

4

 

Total

14

 

Total

16

Year 1 Total

30-31

Year 2 Total

30

 Program Total

60-61

Associate of Science in Emergency Management

Program Mission

It is the mission of the Emergency Management program to provide students with necessary skills and knowledge in mitigation of preparedness, response, and recovery of all hazards of emergency management together with an academic general education to make a well-rounded emergency manager who is prepared to deal with different types of emergencies that affect all communities.


Program Description

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, 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 an Associate of Science in Emergency Management.

 

The Emergency Management program’s technical 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 AS 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 of emergency situations.
  4. Make decisions, solve problems, and use critical thinking skills vis-a-vis the emergency planning process.

 

Note: The AS in Emergency Management program will be revamped and redesigned by AY 2019-2020.

 

Associate of Science in Emergency Management

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

PY 120

General Psychology

3

Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose one)

SI103/    103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/ 110L

Environmental Biology/ Environmental Biology Laboratory

Total

19-20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EMI 100

Emergency Manager

1

EMI 102

Hazardous Materials

1

EMI 104

A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance

1

EMI 106

Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow

1

EMI 108

Orientation to Disaster Exercise

1

EMI 110

Exercise Design

1

EMI 112

State Disaster Management

1

EMI 114

Principles of Emergency Management

1

EMI 116

Emergency Planning

1

EMI 118

Leadership & Influence

1

EMI 120

Decision Making & Problem Solving

1

EMI 154

Community Emergency Response Team

1

EMI 122

Effective Communication

1

EMI 124

Developing & Managing Volunteers

1

EMI 126

Anticipating Hazardous Weather

1

EMI 128

Emergency Operations Center Role

1

EMI 130

Volunteer Agencies in Emergency Management

1

EMI 132

Disaster Basics

1

EMI 134

Community Hurricane Preparedness

1

EMI 136

Hazardous Material Prevention

1

EMI 138

Multi-hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

1

EMI 140

Introduction to Mitigation

1

EMI 142

Protecting your Home and Small Business from Disaster

1

EMI 144

Introduction to Public Assistance

1

EMI 146

Debris Operation

1

EMI 148

Incident Command System

1

EMI 150

National Incident Management System

1

EMI 152

National Response Plan & Disaster Medical System

1

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 102

First Responder

3

EMI 154

Community Emergency Response Team

1

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

PS 140

American Government

3

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

3

SM 225

Leadership 

3

Total

42

Program Total

61-62

Associate of Science in Foodservice Management

Program Mission

The mission of the AS in Foodservice Management Program (formerly AS in Food and Beverage Management) is to prepare students for employment in key positions in the foodservice industry. Graduates of the program will possess the foodservice management competencies and leadership values needed to begin or advance in this industry.


Program Description

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


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Foodservice Management program, students will be able to:

  1. Model a customer-oriented work ethic.
  2. Manage resources to maintain fiscal responsibility as it relates to the food service industry.
  3. Prioritize functions within a complex work environment.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

CUL145

Culinary Math

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

3

JA110

Beginning Japanese

4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

Total

20

Technical/Core Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CUL120

Foodservice Sanitation

2

HS222

Controlling Foodservice Costs

3

RES296A

Leadership in Restaurant Foodservice

3

RES296B

Leadership Seminar Part I

1

RES296C

Leadership Seminar Part II

1

RES270

Restaurant and Human Resource Management

3

Related Technical and General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

RES130

Professional Bar Management

4

HS140

Menu Planning

3

HS152

Customer Service

3

HS154

Nutrition for Foodservice Professionals

3

HS155

Basic Hotel and Restaurant Accounting

3

HS254

Hospitality and Travel Marketing

3

RES292

Restaurant or Foodservice Practicum

6

HFB215

Purchasing

2

Total

40

Program Total

60

 

Associate of Science in Foodservice Management – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

CUL145

Culinary Math

3

RES130

Professional Bar and Beverage Management 

4

CUL120

Foodservice Safety and Sanitation 

2

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

3

HS152

Customer Service

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

JA110

Beginning Japanese

4

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

14

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HFB215

Purchasing & Receiving

2

HS254

Hospitality and Travel Marketing

3

HS140

Menu Planning

3

RES270

Restaurant Human Resources Management

3

RES269B

Leadership Seminar Part I

1

RES296C

Leadership Seminar Part II

1

HS155

Basic Hotel and Restaurant Accounting

3

HS222

Planning and Control for Food & Beverage Operations

3

RES296A

Leadership in Restaurant and Foodservice

3

RES292

Restaurant or Foodservice Practicum

6

HS154

Nutrition for Foodservice Professionals

3

 

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

16

Year 1 Total

29

Year 2 Total

31

 Program Total

 

 

Program Total

60

Associate of Science in Human Services

Program Description

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 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 human service practice concepts and principles within a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural setting among children & family, mental health and disabilities, aging, substance abuse & the criminal justice system.
  2. Demonstrate entry level human services skills in human service settings.
  3. Describe human values and ethical responsibility pertaining to the human service worker.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

English Composition Requirement

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

SI 110/ 110L

Environmental Biology/ Environmental Biology Laboratory

4

Choose One

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

Total

20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HM 110

 Introduction to Community Services

3

HM 201

 Social Welfare and Development: Global Challenges

3

PY 120

 General Psychology

3

HM 150

 Human Development Diversity

3

HM 180

 Human Services Practicum Orientation

3

HM 205

 Foundations of Case Management

3

HM 225

 Substance Abuse Prevention

3

HM 250

 Ethics and Values in Human Services

3

HM 292

 Human Services Practicum

3

Choose One

CD 221

 Child Growth & Development

3

ED 220

 Human Growth & Development

Human Services Electives (Complete 12 credits from the list below)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 100

 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ 104

 Dynamics of Substance Abuse

3

VC 101

 Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

 Introduction to Theater

3

EN 194

 Technical Communication

3

HL 130

 First Aid & Safety

1

PY 100

 Personal Adjustment

3

PY 125

 Interpersonal Relations

3

HS 152

 Customer Service

3

HU 120

 Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

 Guam Cultures & Legends

3

Total

42

Program Total

62


Associate of Science in Human Services – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

English Composition Requirement

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

 

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SI110/

SI110L

Environmental Biology & Environmental Biology Lab

4

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

3

HM 110

 Introduction to Community Services

3

HM 201

Social Welfare & Development

3

CD 221

 Child Growth & Development OR

3

 

Human Services Elective

3

ED 220

 Human Growth & Development

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

16

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I OR

4

HM 225

 Substance Abuse Prevention

3

CH 110

Chamorro I

HM 250

 Ethics and Values in Human Services

3

HM 150

 Human Development Diversity

3

HM 292

 Human Services Practicum

3

HM 205

 Foundations of Case Management

3

 

Human Services Elective

3

HM 180

 Human Services Practicum Orientation

3

 

Human Services Elective

3

 

Human Services Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Total

16

 

Total

15

Year 1 Total

31

Year 2 Total

31

 Program Total

62

Associate of Science in Marketing

Program Mission

The mission of the Marketing program is to develop a marketing workforce addressing the emergent needs of a continually changing economic business environment in Micronesia.


Program Description

The Associate of Science in Marketing provides students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain career-sustaining employment in a marketing profession. Among the many career opportunities in marketing are account executive, buyer, merchandiser, brand manager, retail supervisor, advertising assistant, market researcher, and social media marketing coordinator. The marketing program will equip students with the experience and technical skills necessary for rapid progression into mid-management positions.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Marketing program, students will be able to:

  1. Assess which marketing communication platforms will most effectively meet the needs of the marketplace.
  2. Design a strategic marketing plan for a new or existing business.
  3. Apply technical skills required to obtain career-sustaining marketing positions.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS152

Macintosh Applications

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

Social & Behavioral Science (choose 1)

SO130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY120

General Psychology

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

Total

19-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MK123

Principles of Marketing

3

MK124

Selling

3

MK125

Social Media Marketing

3

MK205

Entrepreneurship

3

MK206

Retailing

3

MK208

International Marketing

3

MK224

Advertising

3

Related Technical and General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MK292

Marketing Practicum

3

VC101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

VC125

Digital Graphics: Raster

3

VC126

Digital Graphics: Vector

3

VC128

Design Principles & Elements

3

VC212

Design Studio II

3

SM205

Purchasing

3

Total

42

Program Total

61-63

 

Associate of Science in Marketing – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MK124

Selling

3

MK123

Principles of Marketing

3

MK206

Retailing

3

CS152

Macintosh Applications

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

VC125

Digital Graphics: Raster

3

VC101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

VC126

Digital Graphics: Vector

3

VC128

Design Principles & Elements

3

Total

15

 

Total

15-16

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MK125

Social Media Marketing

3

MK205

Entrepreneurship

3

MK208

International Marketing

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

MK224

Advertising

3

VC212

Design Studio II

3

SM205

Purchasing

3

MK292

Marketing Practicum

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

 

Total

16

 

Total

15-16

Year 1 Total

30-31

Year 2 Total

31-32

 Program Total

61-63

Associate of Science in International Hotel Management

Program Mission

The Associate of Science in International Hotel Management prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for a successful career in the hospitality industry.


Program Description:

The International Hotel Management Associate Degree prepares students in the hotel operational departments: Front Office, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage, and Human Resources. This program focuses on customer service and communications skills necessary to be successful as a hospitality professional. Training students in managerial, supervisory, and organizational skills is also emphasized.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in International Hotel Management program, students will be able to:

  1. Display various supervisory skills within the hospitality industry.
  2. Exhibit applicable customer service and hotel operations skills based on situation.
  3. Evaluate the importance of communications skills.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

Total

19-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HS208

Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations

3

HS211

Managing Front Office Operations

3

HS215

Managing Housekeeping Operations

3

HS216

Human Resources Management

3

HS217

Hotel Security Management

3

HS254

Hospitality & Travel Marketing

3

HS266

International Hotels: Development and Management

3

HS268

Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry

3

HS292

Travel and Hospitality Practicum

3

Choose One

KE110

Beginning Korean

4

KE111

Intermediate Korean

Related Technical and General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HS150

Welcome to Hospitality

3

HS152

Customer Service

3

HS155

 Basic Hotel & Restaurant Accounting

3

HS160

Hospitality Supervision

3

Total

43

Program Total

62-64

 

Associate of Science in International Hotel Management – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

HS160

Hospitality Supervision

3

HS150

Welcome to Hospitality

3

HS208

Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations

3

HS152

Customer Service

3

HS211

Managing Front Office Operations

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

HS155

 Basic Hotel & Restaurant Accounting

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

15-16

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HS215

Managing Housekeeping Operations

3

HS254

Hospitality & Travel Marketing

3

HS216

Human Resources Management

3

HS266

International Hotels: Development and Management

3

HS217

Hotel Security Management

3

HS268

Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry

3

KE110 or KE111

Beginning Korean or                              Intermediate Korean

4

HS292

Travel and Hospitality Practicum

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Total

16-17

 

Total

16

Year 1 Total

30-31

Year 2 Total

32-33

 Program Total

62-64

Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

Program Mission

The mission of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare students for employment as medical assistants in physician’s offices or clinics and to provide students opportunities to further their career in the medical assisting field, and promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in our multicultural community.


Program Description

Medical Assistants are the only allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians’ 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, outpatient clinics, but also in hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Medical Assistants are trained to perform clinical back office procedures and administrative tasks. In contrast to most other allied health professionals who work in inpatient hospital settings, Medical Assistants, work primarily in outpatient clinics under the direct supervision of a physician. One portion of his or her training that concentrates on administrative medical assisting provides suitable background for employment in health maintenance organizations, home health care organizations, and nursing homes. Their training as clinical medical assistants creates a well-rounded Medical Assistant that can perform a variety of tasks both administrative and clinical. The most common task performed by the medical assistant is recording patient history and personal information, measuring vital signs (such as blood pressure), helping the physician with patient examinations, giving patients injections or medications as directed by the physician, scheduling patient appointments, drawing and preparing blood samples for laboratory tests, and entering patient information into medical records. Once a student has successfully completed the Medical Assisting Program, he or she will be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) national certification examination through American Medical Technologists (AMT). The Guam Community College is an affiliated partner with the American Medical Technologist (AMT).

 

10700 West Higgins Rd, Suite 150

Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone: 847.823.5169

Fax: 847.823.0458

 

With the exception of enrollment in MS101 Introduction to Medical Assisting, admission to the Medical Assisting program is required before enrollment in any Medical Assisting technical requirement course. Admission to the

Medical Assisting program includes:

  • Advisement from Allied Health faculty.
  • Completion of English and Mathematics Placement Tests with minimum scores or completion of English and mathematics development courses and attainment of passing scores.
  • Health Clearance, which includes physical immunization (PPD, Hep B, 1, 2, 3).

 

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. For further information, please refer to Medical Assistant Program Hand book.

 

Pre-requisite courses are not required for program entry, but must be completed for approval for entry into the program learning group or cohort.  When the student enters the learning group, he or she will begin the Medical Assisting Program.

Other Prerequisites:

  • Health clearance to include physical and immunizations- PPD, with the addition of a Hepatitis B vaccine or declination form.
  • Police and court clearance will be required for acceptance into Medical Assistant cohort.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Medical Assisting program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe legal and ethical principles that affect the role of a medical assistant.                         
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in administrative medical office procedures.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in clinical procedures.
  4. Perform medical laboratory procedures.

 

Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

HL 190

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Professionals

4

Total

19-20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MS 101

Introduction to Medical Assisting

3

MS 120

Clinical Medical Assisting

2

MS 121

Clinical Medical Assistant: Laboratory

2

MS 125

Clinical Medical Assisting: Clinical

1

MS 140

Administrative Medical Assisting: Theory

2

MS 141

Administrative Medical Assisting: Laboratory

2

MS 145

Administrative Medical Assisting Clinical

1

MS 160

Introduction to Pharmacology

1

MS 161

Administration of Medications: Laboratory

1

MS 180

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory

2

MS 210

Medical Assisting Critique

1

MS 220

Medical Assisting Specialties

3

MS 225

Medical Assisting Specialties Clinical

1

MS 292

Medical Assisting Practicum

5

Related Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HL 120

Medical Terminology

2

HL 131

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

1

HL 150

Study of Diseases

3

HL 202

Nutrition

3

HL 252

Pathology for Health Professions

3

MS 201

Medical Law and Ethics

2

Total

41

Program Total

60-61

 

Associate of Science in Medical Assisting – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN110

Freshman Composition

3

MS 101

Introduction to Medical Assisting

3

MA110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MS 140

Administrative Medical Assisting: Theory

2

HL 150

Study of Diseases

3

MS 141

Administrative Medical Assisting: Laboratory

2

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

MS 145

Administrative Medical Assisting Clinical

1

HL 190

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Professionals

4

HL 131

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

1

 

 

 

HL 120

Medical Terminology

2

 

 

 

HL 202

Nutrition

3

Total

16

 Total

14

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MS 201

Medical Law and Ethics

2

MS 120

Clinical Medical Assisting

2

MS 160

Introduction to Pharmacology

1

MS 121

Clinical Medical Assistant: Laboratory

2

MS 161

Administration of Medications: Laboratory

1

MS 125

Clinical Medical Assisting: Clinical

1

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

MS 220

Medical Assisting Specialties

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

MS 225

Medical Assisting Specialties Clinical

1

 Total

10-11

 Total

9

Year 3

Semester 5

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MS 180

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory

2

 

 

 

MS 210

Medical Assisting Critique

1

 

 

 

MS 292

Medical Assisting Practicum

5

 

 

 

HL 252

Pathology for Health Professions

3

 

 

 

 Total

11

 Total

 

Program Total

60-61

 

Note: The AS in Medical Assisting program will be revamped and redesigned by AY 2019-2020.

Associate of Science in Office Technology

Program Mission

The mission of the Office Technology program is to equip students with technology, communication, and professional skills necessary for successful employment in an office environment.


Program Description

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an office manager completing a variety of office processes, maintenance, and management, including oral and written communication; formatting simple to complex business correspondence; formatting reports; tables and administrative documents; filing; operating computers and business machines; using computer software application programs; distributing mail; answering the telephone; and providing good customer service.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Office Technology program, students will be able to:

  1. Obtain knowledge and skills in various computer applications so that they will be able to adapt to the technological needs of their respective organizations.
  2. Use previously learned skills and information to format and produce various office documents.
  3. Express confidence in their ability to use and integrate several office applications.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

 

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

3

Total

19-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

OA 101

Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

OA 103

Filing Systems

3

OA 109

Business Math Using Excel

3

OA 130

Information Processing

3

OA 210

Database Management Systems

3

OA 211

Business Communication

3

OA 220

Spreadsheet Systems

3

OA 230

Advanced Information Processing

3

OA 250

Office Procedures

3

SM 108

Introduction to Business

3

SM 208

Personnel Supervision

3

Professional Electives (Complete 9 credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AC 100

Fundamentals of Bookkeeping & Accounting

3

CS 110

Introduction to the Internet

3

OA 240

Machine Transcription

3

OA 292

Office Technology Practicum

3

Total

42

Program Total

61-63

 

Associate of Science in Office Technology – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

PY125

Interpersonal Relations

3

OA 101

Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

OA 130

Information Processing

3

OA 109

Business Math Using Excel

3

 

Professional Elective

3

 

Professional Elective

3

 

Professional Elective

3

Total

15-16

 

Total

15

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

OA 211

Business Communication

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

OA 103

Filing Systems

3

SM 108

Introduction to Business

3

 

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

OA 230

Advanced Information Processing

3

OA 210

Database Management Systems

3

SM 208

Personnel Supervision

3

OA 220

Spreadsheet Systems

3

OA 250

Office Procedures

3

 

Total

16

 

Total

15-16

Year 1 Total

30-31

Year 2 Total

31-32

 Program Total

61-63

Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting

Program Description

The A.S. in Pre-Architectural Drafting covers pre-architecture, building materials and properties, technical drafting, basic computer aided design and drafting (CADD), architectural computer modeling, and an introductory engineering course. This program prepares students for entry-level employment as CADD operators, draftsmen/women, architect assistants, or as a bridge to enter a career as an Architect which requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Graduates are prepared for the professional workforce with sound theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. This program 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 AS in Pre-Architectural 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.
  4. Create an electronic portfolio that represents proficiency in the development of two and three dimensional computer aided designs.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 194

Technical Communication

3

MA161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

SI141

Applied Physics I

4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

Total

20-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

 Basic Blueprint Reading

3

AE 121

 Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

AE 122

 Technical Engineering Drawing II

3

AE 138

 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management

3

AE 150

 Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) I

3

AE 160

 Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) II

4

AE 216

 Descriptive Geometry

3

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CE 121

 Properties of Materials

3

CE 215

 Construction Procedures

3

CE 221

 Strength of Materials

3

CE 225

 Construction Planning & Estimating

3

CS 101

 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

OR 101

 Introduction to Engineering Technology

3

MA 161B

 College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

Total

44

Program Total

64-65

 

Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 103

 Basic Blueprint Reading

3

AE 122

 Technical Engineering Drawing II

3

AE 121

 Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

AE 138

 Building Codes, Specifications & Construction Management

3

CS 101

 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

AE 150

 Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) I

3

CE 215

 Construction Procedures

3

CE 121

 Properties of Materials

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

MA161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

Total

15

 

Total

16

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 160

 Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) II

4

AE 216

 Descriptive Geometry

3

CE 225

 Construction Planning & Estimating

3

CE 221

 Strength of Materials

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

EN 194

Technical Communication

3

MA 161B

 College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

OR 101

 Introduction to Engineering Technology

3

SI141

Applied Physics I

4

 

Total

17-18

 

Total

16

Year 1 Total

31

Year 2 Total

33-34

 Program Total

64-65

Associate of Science in Supervision and Management

Program Mission

The mission of the Supervision & Management program is to develop a management workforce reflecting industry needs as a result of the dynamic economic business environment in the Guam community and beyond.


Program Description

The Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level positions and employment in the field of supervision and management. The program is designed for students who want to learn, update and augment existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire cutting-edge technical and managerial skills; it is also designed for current and future leaders, supervisors, and managers who desire the latest skills to be effective and productive in their respective fields.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Supervision & Management program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe supervisory techniques to manage people and projects.
  2. Explain planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling functions of an organization.
  3. Discuss ethical behavior required in businesses.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

PY120

General Psychology

3

Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose 1)

SI 103/ 103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/ 110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

Total

19

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AC 211

Accounting Principles I

4

EC 110

Principles of Economics

3

SM 108

Introduction to Business

3

SM 208

Personnel Supervision

3

SM 211

E-commerce Management

3

SM 215

International Management

3

SM 220

Management Skill Development

3

SM 225

Leadership

3

SM 230

Business Law Applications

3

SM 240

Employment & Labor Law

3

SM 245

Ethics & Stakeholders Management

3

Professional Electives (Complete 9 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MK 123

Principles of Marketing

3

MK 205

Entrepreneurship

3

OA 211

Business Communication

3

OA 250

Office Procedures

3

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

3

SM 205

Purchasing

3

SM 292

Supervision & Management Practicum

3

Total

43

Program Total

62

 

Associate of Science in Supervision and Management – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

AC 211

Accounting Principles I

4

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

PY120

General Psychology

3

EC 110

Principles of Economics

3

SM 108

Introduction to Business

3

SM 220

Management Skill Development

3

SM 208

Personnel Supervision

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

Total

15

 

Total

16

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Professional Elective

3

SM 225

Leadership

3

 

Professional Elective

3

SM 230

Business Law Applications

3

SM 215

International Management

3

SM 240

Employment & Labor Law

3

SM 211

E-commerce Management

3

 

Professional Elective

3

SM 245

Ethics & Stakeholders Management

3

 

Total

16

 

Total

15

Year 1 Total

31

Year 2 Total

31

 Program Total

62

Associate of Science in Surveying Technology

Program Description

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 3 Certified Survey Technician examination prepared by the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping-National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM/NSPS).


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Surveying Technology program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate preparedness to enter productive technical position in the geospatial fields of surveying, mapping, and Geographic Information Systems.
  2. Successfully pass the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping-National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM/NSPS) Level 3 Certified Survey Technician examination.
  3. Develop a professional work ethic needed in the surveying industry.
  4. Demonstrate ability to utilize modern measurement technologies to acquire spatial data and employ industry-standard software to solve technical problems.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

PY120

General Psychology

3

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Total

20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SU 100

Surveying Drafting

3

SU 101

Surveying Problems I

3

CE 211

Plane Surveying I

3

CE 222

Plane Surveying II

3

SU 230

Advanced Surveying

3

SU 240

Boundary Law I

3

SU 241

Boundary Law II

3

SU 250

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

SU 251

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3

SU 280

Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems

3

SU 292

Surveying Practicum

1

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 121

Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

AE 150

Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) I

3

CS 101

Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

OA 101

Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

Total

48

Program Total

68

 

Associate of Science in Surveying Technology – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

CE 222

Plane Surveying II

3

CS 101

Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

AE 150

Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) I

3

CE 211

Plane Surveying I

3

OA 101

Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

AE 121

Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

SU 101

Surveying Problems I

3

 

 

 

SU 100

Surveying Drafting

3

Total

16

 

Total

19

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

SU 251

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

PY 120

General Psychology

3

SU 250

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

SU 280

Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems

1

SU 240

Boundary Law I

3

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

SU 230

Advanced Surveying

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

 

 

 

SU 292

Surveying Practicum

3

 

 

 

SU 241

Boundary Law II

3

 

Total

16

 

Total

17

Year 1 Total

35

Year 2 Total

33

 Program Total

68

Associate of Science in Tourism & Travel Management

Program Mission:

The mission of the Tourism and Travel program is to provide students with general knowledge, technical skills, and professional attitude necessary to be successful in the Tourism and Travel field.


Program Description

The Tourism and Travel Management program is designed for individuals who aspire to begin a career in the tourism and travel industry. Students are introduced to management and operating principles of different sectors of the industry to prepare them for a meaningful career, leadership roles, or entrepreneurial opportunities.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Tourism & Travel Management program, students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit professionalism and work ethics as it relates to the tourism and travel industry.         
  2. Explain the inter-relationship among component parts of the tourism system.          
  3. Create a career plan identifying additional training needed for professional success.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

Total

19-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HS 157

Tourism and Planning Development

3

HS 158

Introduction to MEEC

3

HS 255

Airline Management

3

HS257

Principles of Tour Guiding

3

HS 265

Eco Tourism

3

HS 292

Travel and Hospitality Practicum

3

Related Technical and General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HS 150

Welcome to Hospitality

3

HS 152

Customer Service

3

HS 160

Hospitality Supervision

3

HS 254

Hospitality & Travel Marketing

3

JA 110

Beginning Japanese

4

MK 125

Social Media Marketing

3

Choose One

KE 110

Beginning Korean

4

KE 111

Intermediate Korean

Total

41

Program Total

60-62

 

Associate of Science in Tourism & Travel Management – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

HS 152

Customer Service

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese

4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

KE 110/ KE111

Beginning Korean or                   Intermediate Korean

4

HS257

Principles of Tour Guiding

3

HS 150

Welcome to Hospitality

3

 

 

 

Total

16-17

 

Total

14

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

HS 254

Hospitality & Travel Marketing

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

HS 255

Airline Management

3

HS 157

Tourism and Planning Development

3

HS 265

Eco Tourism

3

HS 158

Introduction to MEEC

3

HS 292

Travel and Hospitality Practicum

3

HS 160

Hospitality Supervision

3

MK 125

Social Media Marketing

3

 

Total

15-16

 

Total

15

Year 1 Total

30-31

Year 2 Total

30-31

 Program Total

60-62

Associate of Science in Visual Communications

Program Mission

The program’s mission is to provide the Visual Communications industry with graduates possessing the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to be effective contributors to the advancement of graphic and digital arts.


Program Description

The Associate of Science in Visual Communications focuses on the creative elements in the world of technology. Three major areas are addressed in this program: print, video and interactive media. Although the areas of study are different in delivery, they incorporate skills that are common to all.  The curriculum is geared towards training students to enter the professional industry.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AS in Visual Communications program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the visual elements of line, shape, value, color, texture, typography and space in the creation of visual products.
  2. Produce and edit photographic and scanned images.
  3. Plan, record and edit video productions.      
  4. Examine career opportunities in Visual Communications. 

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (Choose One)

PY 120

General Psychology

3

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

Total

19-20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

VC 125

Digital Graphics: Raster

3

VC 126

Digital Graphics: Vector

3

VC 127

Digital Photography

3

VC 128

Design Principles & Elements

3

VC 211

Design Studio I

3

VC 212

Design Studio II

3

VC221 I

Interactive Studio I

3

VC 222

Interactive Studio II

3

VC 231

Video Production I

3

VC 232

Video Production II

3

Advanced Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

VC 291

Project Management & Marketing Solutions

3

VC 292

Visual Communications Practicum

3

Related Technical and General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MK 123

Principles of Marketing

3

MK 224

Advertising

3

Total

42

Program Total

61-62

 

Associate of Science in Visual Communications – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

MK 123

Principles of Marketing

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

3

VC 127

Digital Photography

3

VC 125

Digital Graphics: Raster

3

VC 128

Design Principles & Elements

3

VC 126

Digital Graphics: Vector

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

Total

15-16

 

Total

15

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

VC 211

Design Studio I

3

VC 291

Project Management & Marketing Solutions

3

VC 212

Design Studio II

3

MK 224

Advertising

3

VC221

Interactive Studio I

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

VC 222

Interactive Studio II

3

VC 232

Video Production II

3

VC 231

Video Production I

3

VC 292

Visual Communications Practicum

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

16

Year 1 Total

30-31

Year 2 Total

31

 Program Total

61-62

Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts

Program Mission

The mission of the Culinary Arts program is to introduce students to careers in the field of Culinary Arts and provide them the basic skills and knowledge they will need to achieve success. Students will experience all aspects of Culinary Arts as they build good business and management skills.


Program Description

The Culinary Arts program supports the skills and competency standards prescribed by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute (ACFEF). Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be prepared to take the written and practical examination for the ACFEF Certified Culinarian certification.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AA in Culinary Arts program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in basic and advanced cookery, fundamentals of bakery and patisserie, international cuisine, and apply principles of food preparation to produce a variety of food products.
  2. Develop skills in knife, tool, and equipment handling.
  3. Demonstrate skills of a Garde Manger in creating a variety of cold food products including items appropriate for buffet presentation.
  4. Apply the basic principles of sanitation and safety and be able to apply them in the food service operations.
  5. Practice standards in behavior, grooming and dress expected of an industry professional.
  6. Apply the experience involved in service-learning activities to both personal and academic development.

 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

CUL 145

Culinary Math

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

Total

19-20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CUL 120

 Foodservice Safety and Sanitation

2

CUL 140

 Culinary Foundations I

4

CUL 160

 Culinary Foundations II

4

CUL 180

 Garde Manger

4

CUL 200

 Basic Baking I: Breads and Baking

4

CUL 220

 Basic Baking II: Patisserie

4

CUL 240

 Pacific and Asian Cuisine

4

CUL 280

 Culinary Capstone

4

CUL 293

 Culinary Practicum

3

Related Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HFB 215

 Purchasing and Receiving

2

HS 140

 Menu Planning

3

HS 150

 Welcome to Hospitality

3

HS 154

 Nutrition for Foodservice Professionals

3

HS 155

 Basic Hotel & Restaurant Accounting

3

HS 160

 Hospitality Supervision

3

HS 208

 Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations

3

HS 222

 Planning and Control for Food & Beverage Operations

3

Total

56

Program Total

75-76

 

Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts – Semester Breakdown

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

HS 150

 Welcome to Hospitality

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

CUL 145

Culinary Math

3

CUL 140

 Culinary Foundations I

4

HS 154

 Nutrition for Foodservice Professionals

3

HS 140

 Menu Planning

3

CUL 120

 Foodservice Safety and Sanitation

2

HS 208

 Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations

3

HFB 215

 Purchasing and Receiving

2

CUL 160

 Culinary Foundations II

4

Total

16

 

Total

21-22

Year 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CUL 293

 Culinary Practicum

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

CUL 200

 Basic Baking I: Breads and Baking

4

 

 

 

CUL 220

 Basic Baking II: Patisserie

4

 

 

 

HS 160

 Hospitality Supervision

3

 

 

 

HS 155

 Basic Hotel & Restaurant Accounting

3

 

Total

6

 

Total

17

Year 3

Semester 5

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CUL 180

 Garde Manger

4

 

 

 

CUL 240

 Pacific and Asian Cuisine

4

 

 

 

CUL 280

 Culinary Capstone

4

 

 

 

HS 222

 Planning and Control for Food & Beverage Operations

3

 

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

 

Program Total

75-76

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