Parent/Student Handbook for Public Schools, Home Schools, Charter Schools and Private Schools.

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Parent/Student Handbook for Public

Schools, Home Schools, Charter Schools

and Private Schools.

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Career & College Promise

Student Checklist

First time students:

____ Isothermal application, must visit CFNC to complete an Isothermal application

A. A student wishing to participate in CCP must indicate their interest via the CFNC website B. The high school counselor will assess the interest form

C. After the student’s eligibility has been established, the student can login and complete an application for Isothermal Community College D. If ineligible, the student can not take classes within CCP.

E. (Other requirements may exist for non-public high school students)

____ Official (sealed, unopened) high school transcript

____ Official test scores (sealed, unopened) from high school, SAT or ACT, Isothermal placement test, etc.

____ A copy of a student’s homeschool card is required from home school students

____ Attend Career & College Promise Orientation (student and parent/guardian must attend an orientation)

____ CCP Parent Permission Form (all areas complete) - (Permission Form obtained from school counselor or college liaison)

____ Registration Form (all areas complete) – (Registration Form obtained from school counselor or college liaison)

____ Safety Agreement/Liability Form (all areas complete) – (Forms obtained from school counselor or college liaison) – A student who desires to register for a hands-on course such as Welding, Autobody, etc will be required to sign both forms.

____ Verify registration with liaison

____ Obtain books, materials, supplies, etc. and begin attending class

____ When the semester begins, the student is required to complete the Mandatory Course Enrollment Assignment. If a student does not complete the Mandatory Course Enrollment Assignment by the Census Date (the date on which a course has met ten percent of the required class time for the semester. Failure to participate in a course, whether it is traditional, hybrid, online, etc, before this date may result in the student being dropped from the course), the student will be dropped from the class.

____ When the semester begins for a traditional, hybrid or web-based, the student must attend the first day of his/her lecture class.

Returning students:

____ Maintained 2.0+ college GPA

____ Additional test scores (if necessary)

____ CCP Parent Permission Form (all areas complete) - (Permission Form obtained from school counselor or college liaison)

____ Registration Form (all areas complete) – (Registration Form obtained from school counselor or college liaison)

____ Safety Agreement/Liability Form (all areas complete) – (Forms obtained from school counselor or college liaison) – A student who desires to register for a hands-on course such as Welding, Autobody, etc will be required to sign both forms.

____ Verify registration with liaison

____ Obtain books, materials, supplies, etc. and begin attending class

____ When the semester begins, the student is required to complete the Mandatory Course Enrollment Assignment. If a student does not complete the Mandatory Course Enrollment Assignment by the Census Date (the date on which a course has met ten percent of the required class time for the semester. Failure to participate in a course, whether it is traditional, hybrid, online, etc, before this date may result in the student being dropped from the course), the student will be dropped from the class.

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To determine if you are eligible for College Transfer Pathway please refer to the chart below.

Student is a high school Junior or Senior

Student has a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Student has qualifying PLAN/PSAT, Accuplacer, Compass,

Asset, SAT, or ACT Scores on Writing,

Reading and Math

Student has transportation to ICC

Student is eligible to enroll in college level

courses

Student is not eligible to enroll in any college

level courses

Student is not eligible to enroll in any college

level courses

Student is not eligible to enroll in any college level

courses

Student is eligible to enroll in online courses

only

***A public school student may also take college courses that are

offered at his/her high school No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes

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To determine if you are eligible for Career Technical Education Pathway please refer to the chart below.

Student is a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior

**A high school freshman and sophomore are limited to their CCP Pathway

Student has a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher

Student has transportation to ICC

Student is eligible to enroll in college level courses

Student is not eligible to enroll in any college level courses

Student is eligible to enroll in online courses only

***A public high school student (Rutherford or Polk County) may also take college courses that are offered at

his/her high school

No No No Yes Yes Yes

Student has meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

Yes

Student must have high school principal/designee approval before

registering for college courses

Student may not enroll in college courses.

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Career and College Promise Operating Procedures

Session Law 2011-145, the Appropriations Act of 2011, authorizes the State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges to establish the Career and College Promise program, effective January 1, 2012.

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. North Carolina community colleges may offer the following Career and College Promise pathways aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education:

1. A Core 44 College Transfer Pathway leading to a minimum of 30 hours of college transfer credit; 2. A Career and Technical Education Pathway leading to a certificate, diploma or degree;

3. A Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway approved under Part 9 of Article 16 of Chapter 115C of the General Statutes.

Core 44 College Transfer Pathway

1. The Career and College Promise Core 44 College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at least thirty semester hours of transfer courses, including English and mathematics.

2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria: a. Be a high school junior or senior;

b. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and

c. Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test (See Attachment 1). A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway.

3. A high school junior or senior who does not demonstrate college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled in a College Transfer Pathway. To qualify for Provisional Status, a student must meet the following criteria:

a. Have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5;

b. Have completed two years of high school English with a grade of ‘C’ or higher;

c. Have completed high school Algebra II (or a higher level math class) with a grade of ‘C’ of higher; d. Obtain the written approval of the high school principal or his/her designee; and,

e. Obtain the written approval of the community college president or his/her designee.

A Provisional Status student may register only for college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within the chosen Pathway. To be eligible to register for other courses in the Pathway, the student must first successfully complete mathematics and English courses with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

4. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must

a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and

b. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

5. A student must enroll in one Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.

6. A student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator.

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7. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student who completes a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway while still enrolled in high school may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the 44-hour general education transfer core.

8. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student may enroll in both a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and a Career Technical Education program of study.

9. Currently enrolled high school students (Fall Semester 2011) who have successfully completed a college transfer STEM course with a grade of “C” or better may be admitted into a Career and College Promise College Core 44 Transfer Pathway in Spring Semester 2012 without meeting the entry GPA or testing requirements (i.e. PLAN). Students will be required to meet course prerequisite requirements.

Career Technical Education Pathway

1. The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.

2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria: a. Be a high school junior or senior;

b. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee; and

c. Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

3. High school counselors should consider students’ PLAN scores in making pathway recommendations. 4. College Career Technical Education courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit

career cluster. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the local or state North Carolina High School to Community College articulation agreement.

5. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must

a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and b. Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.

6. A student must enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another. The student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator. A student may concurrently enroll in two CTE programs of study provided the exception has been approved by the college’s Chief Academic Officer or his/her designee.

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Cooperative Innovative High School Programs

1. Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are located on college campuses, enroll 100 or fewer students per grade level, and provide opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years are defined as Cooperative Innovative High School Programs. 2. Eligibility requirements for Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are established jointly by local

boards of education and local boards of trustees in accordance with G.S. 115C-238.50.

3. The State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges may waive the requirement that a Cooperative Innovative High School Program is located on the community college campus.

Gateway to College Pilot at Durham Technical Community College

Session Law 2012-142, the Appropriations Act of 2012, requires the State Board of Community Colleges and the State Board of Education to approve the Gateway to College program at Durham Technical Community College as a Career and College pathway pilot program. This program shall concurrently provide high school and college education to high school students who have previously dropped out.

Further, Section 8.7(b) requires the State Board of Community Colleges to include developmental education and curriculum course work associated with this program when computing budget FTE for Durham Technical Community College in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

1. The Gateway to College Pathway Pilot is a dropout recovery program which allows students to complete an Adult High School diploma while concurrently earning college credits.

2. Eligibility is limited to students who have dropped out of Durham Public Schools, who are between the ages of 16 and 21, who test at the 9th grade level in Reading, and who demonstrate a commitment to the program through a structured intake process.

3. Students must be able to complete the Adult High School program by age 21, through a combination of high school credits already earned, Adult High School courses, and dual credit developmental education and college-level courses.

4. All developmental education and college-level courses must be mapped to dual credit for high school courses. Adult High School students may not enroll in college courses that are not mapped to award dual credit toward completion of the Adult High School diploma.

5. Students must demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test to enroll in college-level English and math courses or other courses with developmental course prerequisites.

Durham Technical Community College shall report to the House and Senate Education Appropriation Subcommittees by March 1, 2013, on student outcomes and program costs, including administrative expenses incurred by Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College.

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Student Application Procedures

1. The high school will document eligibility criteria (high school GPA and PLAN or other assessment scores) on the student’s transcript. A Home school or non-public high school student must submit a transcript and official test scores from an approved assessment test.

2. Students must complete a college application to be admitted into a Career and College Promise pathway.

College Program of Study Approval Procedures

1. A college must submit a program of study for each Career and College Promise program it plans to offer, using templates and program codes provided by the North Carolina Community College System Office.

2. Programs of study may not include elective options for students. 3. Programs of study must be approved before students can be enrolled.

4. By submitting and requesting approval for a Career and College Promise program of study, a college is verifying its capacity to teach all courses in the program of study.

Program Accountability Plan

1. Colleges will assign student codes provided by the North Carolina Community College System Office. 2. The North Carolina Community College System Office and the Department of Public Instruction will report

annually to the two governing boards on the following outcomes: a. The impact of dual enrollment on high school completion

b. The academic achievement and performance of dually enrolled high school students.

c. The number of students who successfully complete college pathways or certificates while dually enrolled.

The persistence, completion rates, and academic achievement of students who continue into college programs after high school graduation.

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College Readiness* Benchmarks on Approved Diagnostic Assessment Tests

Test PLAN** PSAT**

Asset (NCCCS Cut Score) COMPASS (NCCCS Cut Score) Accuplacer (NCCCS Cut Score)

English 15 45 41 Writing 70 Writing 86 Sentence Skills

Reading 17 47 41 Reading 81 Reading 80 Reading

Mathematics 19 47 41 Numerical Skills and 41 Int. Algebra

47 Pre-Algebra and 66 Algebra

55 Arithmetic and 75 Elem. Algebra

In addition to the diagnostic assessments, colleges may use the following SAT and ACT scores recommended by the testing companies as benchmarks for college readiness:*

SAT ACT

English 500 English 18

Critical Reading 500 Reading 21

Mathematics 500 Mathematics 22

*To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics on an approved test or tests. Eligibility may be

demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. For example, a student may combine a 19 on PLAN math with an 86 and an 80 on Accuplacer sentence skills and reading to demonstrate college readiness.

**PLAN and PSAT scores recommended by ACT and College Board as indicators of college readiness.

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Career and College Promise Pathways for

High School Students

College Transfer Pathways (CTP)

Pl012A- Humanities and Social Science Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs. ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 .00 ENG 113 * Literature-Based Research 3 .00 ENG 131* Introduction to Literature 3 .00 ART 111* Art Appreciation 3 . 00 HIS 111* World Civilizations I 3 . 00 PSY 150* General Psychology 3 . 00 BI0 111* General Biology I 4. 00 MAT 161* College Algebra 3 .00 COM 231* Public Speaking 3 .00 SPA 111* Elementary Spanish I 3 .00 SPA 181* Spanish Lab 1 1. 00 ACA 122* College Transfer Success 1. 00

Total Hours Required 33

Pl012B- Business and Economics Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs. ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 .00 ENG 113 * Literature-Based Research 3 .00 ENG 131* Introduction to Literature 3 .00 HIS 111* World Civilizations I 3 . 00 SOC 210* Introduction to Sociology 3 . 00 EC0 251* Prin of Microeconomics 3 . 00 BI0 111* General Biology I 4.00 MAT 161* College Algebra 3 .00 CIS 110* Introduction to Computers 3 .00 COM 231* Public Speaking 3 . 00 ACA 122* College Transfer Success 1. 00

Total Hours Required 32

Pl042A- Life and Health Sciences Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs. ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 .00 ENG 113 * Literature-Based Research 3 .00 ENG 131* Introduction to Literature 3 .00 HIS 111* World Civilizations I 3 . 00 BI0 111* General Biology I 4. 00 BI0 112* General Biology I I 4. 00 CHM 151* General Chemistry I 4.00 CHM 152* General Chemistry II 4.00 MAT 171* Precalculus Algebra 3 .00 MAT 171A* Precalculus Algebra Lab 1.00 ACA 122* College Transfer Success 1. 00

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P1042B- Engineering and Mathematics Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs. ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 ENG 113* Literature-Based Research 3 . 00 ENG 131* Introduction to Literature 3.00 HIS 111* World Civilizations I 3.00 EC0 251* Prin of Microeconomics 3.00 CHM 151* General Chemistry I 4.00 MAT 171* Precalculus Algebra 3.00 MAT 171A* Precalculus Algebra Lab 1.00 MAT 172* Precalculus Trigonometry 3 . 00 MAT 172A* Precalculus Trig Lab 1. 00 MAT 271* Calculus I 4. 00 ACA 122* College Transfer Success 1.00

Total Credit Hours 33

Business Sciences Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE)

C25120P- Business Administration

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs BUS-115 Business Law I 3.00 BUS-137* Principles of Management 3.00 MKT-120 Principles of Marketing 3.00 CIS-110* Introduction to Computers 3 . 00 BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 . 00 ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 1. 00

Total Credit Hours 16

C25290P- Web Technologies

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs WEB 110 Internet/Web Fundamentals 3.00 WEB 140 Web Development Tools 3.00 WEB 210 Web Design 3 . 00 NET 125 Networking Basics 3 . 00 SEC 110 Security Concepts 3 . 00 ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1.00

Total Credit Hours 16

C25310P- Medical Office Administration

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 .00 MED 122 Medical Terminology I I 3 . 00 OST 148 Med Coding Billing & Insu 3 . 00 OST 131 Keyboarding 2. 00 CIS 110* Introduction to Computers 3.00 OST 286 Professional Development 3.00

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C25340P- Networking Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs NET 125 Networking Basics 3 . 00 NET 126 Routing Basics 3 . 00 NET 225 Routing & Switching I 3.00 NET 226 Routing and Switching II 3 .00 SEC 110 Security Concepts 3 .00 NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 3 . 00

Total Credit Hours 18

C25370P- Office Administration

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 3.00 OST 136 Word Processing 3 . 00 OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 . 00 OST 184 Records Management 3 . 00 CIS 110* Introduction to Computers 3 .00 OST 286 Professional Development 3 .00

Total Credit Hours 18

Applied Science and Technologies Career and Technical Education

Pathways (CTE)

C30100P – Advertising and Graphic Design

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs DES 135 Prin. And Elem. of Design I 4 . 00 GRD 121 Drawing Fundamentals I 2 . 00 GRD 141 Graphic Design I 4 .00 GRD 151 Computer Design Basics 3 .00 GRD 160 Photo Fundamentals I 3 .00

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D30100P- Advertising and Graphic Design

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3 . 00 DES 135 Prin. And Elem. of Design I 3 .00 GRD 110 Typography I 3 .00 GRD 121 Drawing Fundamentals I 2.00 GRD-131 Illustration I 2. 00 GRD 141 Graphic Design I 4. 00 GRD 142 Graphic Design I I 4. 00 GRD 151 Computer Design Basics 3 .00 GRD 152 Computer Design Tech I 3 .00 GRD 160 Photo Fundamentals I 3 .00 GRD 161 Photo Fundamentals II 3 .00

Total Credit Hours 37

D301201P- Broadcasting and Production Technology (Audio Track)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 PSY 150* General Psychology 3 . 00 BPT 110 Intra to Broadcasting 3 .00 BPT 111 Broadcast Law & Ethics 3 .00 BPT 112 Broadcast Writing 4.00 BPT 113 Broadcast Sales 3 . 00 BPT 121 Broadcast Speech I 3 . 00 BPT 122 Broadcast Speech II 3 . 00 BPT 131 Audio/Radio Production I 4. 00 BPT 132 Audio/Radio Production II 4. 00 BPT 135 Radio Performance I 2. 00 BPT 136 Radio Performance II 2.00 BPT 137 Radio Performance III 2.00 CIS 110* Introduction to Computers 3.00 COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 1. 00

Total Credit Hours 43

D301202P- Broadcasting and Production Technology (Video Track)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 PSY 150* General Psychology 3 .00 BPT 110 Intra to Broadcasting 3 .00 BPT 111 Broadcast Law & Ethics 3 .00 BPT 112 Broadcast Writing 4.00 BPT 113 Broadcast Sales 3 . 00 BPT 121 Broadcast Speech I 3 . 00 BPT 122 Broadcast Speech II 3 . 00 BPT 140 Intra to TV Systems 2.00 BPT 231 Video/TV Production I 4.00 BPT 232 Video/TV Production II 4.00 BPT 235 TV Performance I 2. 00 BPT 236 TV Performance II 2. 00 BPT 237 TV Performance III 2. 00 CIS-110* Introduction to Computers 3.00 COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 1.00

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C351401P – Building Construction Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ARC 122 Constr. Matls and Methods 4. 00 ARC 131 Building Codes 3. 00 ARC 132 Specifications and Contracts 2 . 00 BPR 130 Print Reading-Construction 3.00 CMT 120 Codes and Inspections 3.0

Total Credit Hours 15

D351401P- Building Construction Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3 . 00 BPR 130 Blueprint Reading-Canst 2.00 CST 131 OSHA/Safety/Certification 3 .00 CST 221 Statics/Structures 4 . 0 0 CST 241 Planning/Estimating I 3 .00

CAR-111 Carpentry I 8. 00

ARC 112 Constr. Matls. and Methods 4 . 00 ARC 131 Building Codes 3. 00 ARC 132 Specifications and Contracts 2. 00 CMT 120 Codes and Inspectations 3 . 00 WOL 110 Basic Construction Skills 3 . 00 SST 140 Green Bldg and Design Concepts 3 . 00 ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 1 . 00

Total Credit Hours 46

**C50320P – Manufacturing Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs DFT 111 Technical Drafting I 2.00 DFT 111A Technical Drafting I Lab 1.00 ISC 121 Envir Health & Safety 3.00 MAC 114 Intro to Metrology 2 . 00 MEC 161 Manufacturing Processes I 3 . 00 MEC 180 Engineering Materials 3 . 00 MAC 121 Intro to CNC 2 . 00

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**C50240P - Industrial Systems Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs BPR 111 Print Reading 2.00 ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 5.00 HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3 . 00 ISC 121 Envir Health & Safety 3 . 00 MAC 141 Machining Applications I 4 . 00

Total Credit Hours 17

C35130P – Electrical System Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5.00 ELC 113 Residential Wiring 4.00 ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4 . 00 ELC 114 Commercial Wiring 4 . 00

Total Credit Hours 17

D35130P – Electrical System Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111 * Expository Writing 3.00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3.00 ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 5 . 00 ELC 113 Residential Wiring 4 . 00 ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4 . 00 CIS 110 * Introduction to Computers 3 . 00 ELC 114 Commercial Wiring 4 . 00 ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 4 . 00 ELC 118 National Electrical Code 2 . 00 ELC 119 NEC Calculations 2 . 00 ELC 135 Electrical Machines 3 . 00 ELN 231 Industrial Controls 3 . 0

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**C40160P - Computer Engineering Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 3 . 00 ELC 138 DC Circuit Analysis 4 . 00 ELC 139 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 4 .00 ELN 131 Analog Electronics 4.00

Total Credit Hours 15

**D40160P- Computer Engineering Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3 . 00 PSY 150 * General Psychology 3 . 00 ELC 138 DC Circuit Analysis 4 . 00 ELC 139 AC Circuit Analysis 4 . 00 ELN 131 Analog Electronics I 4 . 0 0 ELN 133 Digital Electronics 4 . 0 0 CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 3 .00 CET 161 Procedural Programming 3 . 0 0 CIS 110 * Introduction to Computers 3.00 ELN 127 Fabrication Techniques 2.00 ELN 152 Fabrication Techniques 2.00 EGR 110 Intro to Engineering Tech 2.00 ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 1.00

Total Credit Hours 41

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**C40200P- Electronics Engineering Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ELN 131 Analog Electronics I 4 . 00 ELC 138 DC Circuit Analysis 4 . 00 ELC 139 AC Circuit Analysis 4. 00 ERG 110 Intro to Engineering Tech 2.00 ELN 152 Fabrication Techniques 2.00

Total Credit Hours 16

**D40200P- Electronics Engineering Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG-111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 MAT-115 Mathematical Models 3 . 00 PSY 150* General Psychology 3.00 ELN 138 DC Circuit Analysis 4. 00 ELC 139 AC Circuit Analysis 4.00 ELN 131 Analog Electronics I 4.00 ELN 133 Digital Electronics 4 . 0 0 ELC 128 Intro to PLC 3 . 0 0 ELN 152 Fabrication Techniques 2.00 CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 3 . 00 CIS 110* Intro to Computers 3.00 ELC 127 Software for Technicians 2.00 EGR 110 Intro to Engineering Tech 2.00 ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 1.00

Total Credit Hours 41

**C40320P - Mechanical Engineering Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs

DFT-151 CAD I 3 .00

DFT 154 Intro to Solid Modeling 3 . 00 MEC 161 Manufacturing Processes I 3 . 00 MEC 180 Enginerring Materials 3 . 00

Total Credit Hours 12

**C40370P- Sustainability Technologies

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3 . 00 SST 110 Intro to Sustainability 3 . 00 SST 120 Energy Use Analysis 3 . 00 SST-210 Issues in Sustainability 3 .00 BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 1 . 0 0

Total Credit Hours 13

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**C50210P - Computer-Integrated Machining

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs

BPR 111 Print Reading 2 . 00

MAC 121 Intro to CNC 2 . 00

MAC 141 Machining Applications I 4.00 MAC 142 Machining Applications II 4.00 MAC 141A Machining Appl I Lab 2.00 MAC 142A Machining Appl II Lab 2.00

Total Credit Hours 16

**D50210P- Computer-Integrated Machining

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3 . 00

BPR 111 Print Reading 2.00

MAC 121 Intro to CNC 2.00

MAC 141 Machining Applications I 4.00 MAC 142 Machining Applications II 4.00 BPR-121 Blueprint Reading-Mech 2. 00 DFT 121 Intro to GD&T 2 . 00 DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling 3 . 00

MAC-122 CNC Turning 2. 00

MAC-124 CNC Milling 2.00

MAC 141A Machining Appl I Lab 2.00 MAC 142A Machining Appl II Lab 2.00 MAC-151 Machining Calculations 2.00 MAC-222 Advanced CNC Turning 2.00 MAC-224 Advanced CNC Milling 2. 00 MAC 233 Appl in CNC Machining 6.00 MEC 231 Comp-Aided Manufac I 3.00

Total Credit Hours 48

**C50340P - Mechanical Drafting Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs

DFT 151 CAD I 3 . 00

DFT 152 CAD II 3.00

DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling 3.00 DFT 111 Technical Drafting I 2.00 DFT 112 Technical Drafting II 2.00 MEC 180 Engineering Materials 3 . 00 DFT 111A Technical Drafting I Lab 1 . 00 DFT 112A Technical Drafting II Lab 1.00

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**D50340P- Mechanical Drafting Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3.00

DFT 151 CAD I 3.00

DFT-152 CAD II 3 . 00

DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling 3 . 00 DFT 111 Technical Drafting I 2.00 DFT 112 Technical Drafting II 2.00 MEC 180 Engineering Materials 3.00 DFT 111A Technical Drafting I Lab 1.00 DFT 112A Technical Drafting II Lab 1.00 ARC 111 Intro to Arch Technology 3 . 00 ARC 114 Architectural CAD 2 . 00 DFT 121 Intro to GD&T 2.00 ISC 132 Mfg Quality Control 3.00

MAC 121 Intro to CNC 2.00

MAC 141 Machining Applications I 4.00 MAC 141A Machining Applications I Lab 2.00

Total Credit Hours 42

**D50420P- Welding Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 . 00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3 . 00 WLD-110 Cutting Processes 2.00 WLD 115 SMAW (stick) Plate 5.00 WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4.00 WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4. 00 WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 3 . 00 BPR 111 Print Reading 2. 00 WLD 116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe 4.00 WLD 122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe 3.00 WLD 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe 3.00 WLD 151 Fabrication I 4. 00 WOL 110 Basic Construction Skills 3 . 00 Total Credit Hours 43

D55140P- Cosmetology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG-101 Applied Communications I 3 . 00 MAT-101 Applied Mathematics I 3 . 00 COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4.00

COS-112 Salon I 8.00

COS-113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4.00

COS-114 Salon II 8.00

COS-115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4.00

COS-116 Salon III 4.00

COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2.00 COS-223 Contemp Hair Coloring 2. 00 CIS-110* Introduction to Computers 3 . 00 COS-225 Adv Contemporary Hair Coloring 2. 00

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C55400P – Manicuring / Nail Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs COS 121 Manicure/Nail Technology I 6 . 00 COS 122 Manicure/Nail Technology II 6 . 00

Total Credit Hours 12

D55180P- Criminal Justice Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3.00 PSY 150* General Psychology 3.00 SOC 210* Introduction to Sociology 3 . 00 CJC 111* Intro to Criminal Justice 3 . 00

CJC 112 Criminology 3 . 00

CJC 131 Criminal Law 3.00

CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3.00 CIS 110* Introduction to Computers 3.00 CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3.00 CJC 121* Law Enforcement Operations 3 . 00 CJC 132 Court Procedure & Evidence 3 . 00

CJC 141* Corrections 3 . 00

CJC 212 Ethics & Comm Relations 3.00

CJC 232 Civil Liability 3.00

ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1. 00

Total Credit Hours 43

D55220P- Early Childhood Education

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111* Expository Writing 3 . 00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3.00 EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ 4.00 EDU 131 Child, Family, and Commun 3.00 EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 . 00 EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 . 00 EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrit 3 . 00 EDU 221 Children With Exceptional 3.00 EDU 144 Child Development I 3.00 EDU 145 Child Development II 3.00 CIS 110* Introduction to Computers 3 . 00 EDU 184 Early Child Intro Pract 2. 00 EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 3 . 00 EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I 3 . 00 EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II 3.00 HEA 112* First Aid & CPR 2.00

Total Credit Hours 47

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C55290P- Infant/Toddler Care

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs EDU 119 Intra to Early Child Educ 4. 00 EDU 131 Child, Family & Commun 3 . 00 EDU 144 Child Development I 3.00 EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrit 3.00 EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3.00

Total Credit Hours 16

C601301P- Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs AUB 111 Painting & Refinishing I 4.00 AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 3 .00 AUB 131 Structural Damage I 4. 00 TRN 180 Basic Welding for Transp 3 . 00 TRN 180A Basic Welding for Transp Lab 1 . 00

Total Credit Hours 15

D60130P- Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Course Number Course Name Credit Hrs ENG 111 * Expository Writing 3.00 MAT 115 Mathematical Models 3.00 TRN 170 PC Skills for Transp 2.00 TRN 180 Basic Welding for Transp 3.00 AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 4.00 AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 4.00 AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 3.00 AUB 131 Structural Damage I 4.00 AUB 114 Special Finishes 2.00 AUB 122 Non-Structural Damage II 4.00 AUB 132 Structural Damage II 4.00 AUB 136 Plastics and Adhesives 3.00 AUB 150 Automotive Detailing 2.00 AUB 160 Body Shop Operations 1.00 AUB 162 Autobody Estimating 2.00 CIS 110 * Introduction to Computers 3.00 TRN 180A Basic Welding for Transp Lab 1.00

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---Pathways are subject to change---

**A high school freshman or sophomore is only eligible for the starred/highlighted pathways.

ICC Career and College Promise Website:

http://www.isothermal.edu/admissions/requirements/ccp/index.html

ICC Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isothermal-Career-College-Promise/164077543797732

NC Community Colleges – Career and College Promise:

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Isothermal Community

College Information

For more detailed information concerning Isothermal Community College (ICC) Policies, please refer to the ICC Student Handbook (***ICC Student Handbook is subject to change***).

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GRADING SYSTEM

Instructors are responsible for establishing their own grading policy in accordance with the college's letter grade system with qualitative descriptions.

Grade Significance Grade Value

A Excellence 4.0 (per credit hour)

B Above Average 3.0 C Average 2.0 D Below Average 1.0 F Failed 0 W Withdrawn 0 I Incomplete 0 Y No-credit-Audit 0 S Satisfactory WP Withdrawn Progress NS No Show CE Credit by Exam R Repeat DE Diagnostic Exam * Developmental Credit

% Granted an Academic Fresh Start

# Administrative Withdrawal

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

To compute your cumulative average: multiply the credit hours times grade value to get total grade points for each course. Divide the total grade points for all courses by the total number of enrolled credit hours.

Example: Course Credit hrs Grade Grade Points English 3 x C (2) = 6 History 3 x B (3) = 9 Biolog y 4 x A (4) = 16 Math 5 x D (1) = 5 Spanish 3 x F (0) = 0 P.E. 2 x A (4) = 8 20 44

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GRADE REPORTS

Your final grade report will be available online through Patriot Port at the completion of each semester. Grades will also be reported to your high school for inclusion on your high school transcript.

GRADE APPEALS

A student, after conferring with the instructor concerned, may present a grade appeal in writing. See the ICC Student Handout for more information.

INCOMPLETE POLICY

A grade of “I” is assigned when the course work is incomplete. Unless the instructor has established an earlier time line for completion, this grade must be removed by completing the course before the end of the following semester or the grade automatically becomes an “F” on the permanent record. If a student is registered for a course that requires a pre-requisite with an assigned “I” incomplete grade, the student must complete the course by the third week of the term. Otherwise, the student will be administratively.

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

All forms of academic misconduct may result in sanctions. For more information regarding academic misconduct and related sanctions and disciplinary procedures, please refer to Student Handbook.

FINANCIAL AID

Students taking classes through CCP are waived from paying tuition during the Fall and Spring semesters. However, students are responsible for purchasing their books and supplies for courses. In some cases, the high school may be able to provide books.

If you need help paying for your college textbooks at Isothermal Community College, financial assistance may be available. For further information on how to apply to the scholarship or how one’s grades will affect financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid Office (828-395-4198) located in the Student Center.

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BOOKSTORE

The campus bookstore is located in the Student Center, but has its own exterior entry next to the main entrance on the amphitheater side of the building. In addition to books and classroom supplies, the bookstore carries a large supply of notebooks, binders and apparel with the Isothermal logo, book bags, backpacks, and other specialty items. Bookstore profits are used for college projects and services. We have increased our used book

selection. Please call 828-395-1633 for hours.

Refund/Exchange Policy

A full refund and/or exchange will be given on new textbooks under the following conditions: 1. You present your cash register receipt.

2. Refund and/or exchange is made within two weeks of the purchase date. 3. All checks must allow five days to clear before refund is allowed. 4. The book is in new condition, no marks, no names, and no folded pages.

5. Defective books will be replaced free of charge if returned by the end of semester. 6. Special order books, paperback novels, school supplies, software and study charts

are not eligible for refunds.

7. Even exchanges are allowed on new books with receipt within two weeks of the purchase date.

8. Refunds will be mailed when necessary.

LIAISON CONTACT INFORMATION

Meredith B. Moore Tabitha Bailey

College Liaison for High School Programs Polk County Liaison

Isothermal Community College Isothermal Community College

286 ICC LOOP Rd. 51 Walker Street

P.O. Box 804 Columbus, NC 28722

Spindale, NC 28160 Office located within the Polk County Early College

Office Located within the Lifelong Learning Center 828-395-4159

828-395-1646 tbailey@isothermal.edu

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ATTENDANCE

ATTENDANCE

Regular class attendance is a student obligation. The student is also responsible for all work, including tests and written assignments, and for all class meetings. No right or privilege exists that permits a student to be absent from any given number of class meetings. Instructors establish their own class attendance policy. This attendance policy is explained in detail at the first class meeting and includes the relationship of absences to grades. Students who stop going to class without officially withdrawing may receive a grade of “F” at the end of the semester.

SCHOOL ABSENCE FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS

Isothermal Community College recognizes the right to students to be absent from class for religious reasons. Students may request a maximum of two excused class days per academic year for observances required by their faith. In accordance with this right, the president will establish procedures for requesting, documenting, and excusing religious absences.

For the purposes of this policy, an academic year begins on the first day of fall classes in August and ends on the last day of summer semester in July each year. If any portion of a class day is missed, that day will be counted as one class day absence. An absence in an online course will be counted as a day if the course specifies participation on a particular day or during a specific time frame. A day of religious observance is defined as an observance that is part of a sincerely-held religious belief.

Students requesting absence from class for religious observance must complete a request form and obtain approval at least two weeks prior to the day of the absence. Completed forms should be submitted to the records office in the student center for approval and the student should then notify the instructor of each class missed. Students who miss class for religious observance will be granted the opportunity to make up work, complete alternate assignments or use the absence as a dropped grade as determined by the instructor.

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COMPUTER RESOURCES / INTERNET

Acceptable and Unacceptable Uses

Users are expected to exercise responsible, ethical behavior when using all College computer resources.

Wireless Internet Access

The College provides free wireless Internet access through a guest account (the only wireless access allowed for students and guests). Users of wireless access must abide by the Wireless Internet Access Guidelines and this Policy. Connection to the wireless network at any given time is not guaranteed.

Electronic Mail

The College provides free email accounts to all students who are enrolled in a curriculum program. The use of College provided email accounts must be related to College business, including academic pursuits.

Violations

Each individual is ultimately responsible for his/her own actions. Failure to exercise responsible, ethical behavior will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Students may be sanctioned according to procedures described in the Student Handbook and other users may be barred permanently from using College computers and network access.

For more information regarding Computer Resources / Internet, please refer to the ICC Student Handbook.

DISTANCE LEARNING

Taking some or all of your classes online or in a hybrid format may allow you to overcome some of the obstacles that prevent you from taking a seated/traditional class. For example, you may need to work a full-time job or stay at home with your children while pursuing your degree at Isothermal Community College. Online classes give you access to curriculum 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, but they are not suitable for all

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students or situations. Every online class will have an assignment that must be completed on the first day of class to ensure enrollment into the course. Failure to contact your instructor and to begin participating in the online course may result in you being dropped from the course. Instructors and ICC staff will communicate reminders/concerns through the ICC Email. Students should visit their Moodle and ICC Email at least four times a week. ***Instructors may require proctored tests.

If you are considering taking an online class for academic credit, Appendix E in the ICC Student Handbook will help you to further evaluate your suitability for Distance Learning classes. Please consult your advisor or the instructor of the online course for assistance with this decision

STUDENT RECORDS POLICY

Isothermal Community College in the execution of its responsibilities to students, must maintain accurate and confidential student records. The Student Services Division has the responsibility for maintaining these records in accordance with existing state laws, College policy, the USA Patriotic Act, Solomon Amendment and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. Students are notified annually of their rights under this law through the orientation and registration process.

Student Academic Record

The Admissions and Records Office will develop and maintain a permanent academic record for each curriculum student who enrolls in the College. This record will include name, address, social security number, date of birth, sex, and major. The academic portion of the record will include courses taken, grades, hours attempted, hours earned, quality points, quality point averages, courses and credits transferred (if applicable), academic standing, notation and degrees, diplomas or certificates earned. A transcript(s) of the official academic record may be released or obtained by the student upon written request to the Student Records Office. An official transcript will not be released unless all tuition, fees and other obligations due the College have been satisfied.

Educational Records And Privacy Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, is a Federal law which states (a) that a written institutional policy must be established and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records. Students may file a complaint regarding FERPA with the Dean of Student Affairs or the Family Policy Compliance Office.

Isothermal Community College accords all the rights under the law to students who are declared independent. No one outside the institution shall have access to nor will the institution disclose any information from students’ education

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records without the written consent of students except to personnel within the institution, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, to persons in compliance with a judicial order, and to persons in an emergency in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. All these exceptions are permitted under the Act.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Isothermal Community College reserves the right to maintain a safe and orderly educational environment for students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, when, in the judgment of college officials, a student’s conduct disrupts or threatens to disrupt the learning environment (to include physical campus and facilities, online, web-based or remote locations) appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The purpose of this code is not to restrict student rights but to protect the rights of all individuals in the academic community.

Students in certain programs may be expected to follow additional guidelines. Examples include (but are not limited to) Basic Law Enforcement Training Standards, guidelines associated with health sciences programs, and policies associated with Rutherford County Schools (e.g., REaCH) or Polk County Schools. The Students enrolled in adult basic education (ABE), adult high school (AHS), English as a second language (ESL), or (GED) preparation are also expected to follow both the BasicSkills Code of Conduct and the Student Code of

Conduct.

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Isothermal Community College is committed to providing equal access to education for persons with disabilities. However, it is the responsibility of the student to make his or her disability known and to request accommodations. Requests should be made in a timely manner, preferably thirty(30) days prior to registration, and submitted to the Disability Services Coordinator. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide services.

In order to establish the student’s eligibility for services, documentation of a disability is required of all students who request accommodations. Documentation must be provided from an appropriately licensed/certified professional and must be complete enough to establish the student’s status as a person with a disability as well as establishing the need for any requested accommodations. The age of acceptable

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documentation is dependent upon the disabling condition, the current status of the student, and the student’s specific request for accommodations. Necessary documentation to request accommodations/services, in general, should include the following:

1) Identification of the nature and extent of the disability including diagnosis

2) Specific information on the functional limitation as related to the academic environment 3) Description of the current course of treatment including medical side effects

4) Prognosis for the disability

5) Recommended reasonable accommodation. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may help to identify services that have been effective for the student, but will not be considered acceptable documentation of a

disability. All documentation and records provided will be maintained in a confidential manner as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. For information about disability services, contact the Disability Services Coordinator, in the Student Center at (828) 395-1732.

LEARNING SUPPORT AND RETENTION CAREER SERVICES/COUNSELING

Career services include providing career and personality assessments for students, one-on-one discussions to link career results to related programs, and an investigation of resources that give an overview of the future of different types of careers. These services also include some job search support such as how to write a resume, interview skills, etc.

Personal counseling services include timely support and relevant referrals for students dealing with personal issues and crises. Referrals are also made for students with drug and alcohol issues. Academic counseling services advise students on program choice, course selection, educational goals, course workload issues, and transfer information.

LIBRARY

The college library is located near the center of campus overlooking the lake and provides many materials and services you may need in support of your courses as well as a quiet place to study or relax. Public computers in the lobby provide access to Microsoft Office, the Internet, NC LIVE resources and other

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research databases. Passwords for off-campus access to NC LIVE and the other research databases are posted in Moodle; or are available upon request, either in person, or through the e-mail link on the library

homepage. The library website, (www.isothermal.edu/library) provides guidance for research, writing papers, and using documentation styles, as well as links to electronic resources. Free wireless internet access is provided throughout the library building. The CMC Library Consortium online catalog

(www.cmclibraries.org) allows you to locate materials in the college library, in other areas of the college such as the Small Business Center, and in any of the public libraries in Rutherford and Polk counties. Apply for a free library card from one of the member libraries to borrow materials from any of the locations. The library does not sell textbooks; please visit the College Bookstore to purchase books and other items. Additional information about policies, procedures, and services is in the Library Handbook, available in print in the

library and electronically on the library website.

The library is committed to helping our students recognize the value of information literacy, which is the ability to access, retrieve, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically. Information literacy includes the ability to: determine the need for information; effectively search various electronic and print resources; retrieve and organize information from a variety of sources; record and properly format citation data; and refrain from plagiarism. According to the American Library Association, it is necessary for students to develop these critical skills in order to become “independent lifelong learners.” The library staff is dedicated to helping students learn these proficiencies, and is glad to assist anyone with questions or concerns about information literacy.

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MATH TUTORING LAB

A Math Tutoring Lab is available to provide assistance to students enrolled in many of the math courses offered at Isothermal. The schedule and courses vary, so please check with your instructor to find out when help is available for your math course.

THE WRITING CENTER

The Writing Center is a support service for Isothermal Community College students. The center offers help with all types of writing, research, paper formatting, study skills, reading comprehension, public speaking, and test proctoring. It is not limited to students in English classes; it is for all students in all classes who may need help with language arts. The center is walk-in (no appointment is necessary), but students do need to sign in as they arrive and sign out when they leave. Computers are available for students who are utilizing the center for additional help; however, this lab is not an open computer lab. The Writing Center is located in the Administration Building, Room 211. If you have questions about the Writing Center, you may call (828) 395-1740.

POLK COUNTY CENTER

Polk County Center offers a wide variety of non-credit courses (continuing education) ranging from self-enrichment classes to those which offer training to volunteer firemen, rescue personnel, and certifications in allied health occupations. Courses to improve occupational skills are offered as well. Adult Basic Education, Adult High School, and General Education Diploma (GED) programs are available.

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered for persons whose native language is not English.

Library services for the Polk County Center are provided by the Polk County Public Library in cooperation with the Isothermal Community College Library.

The Polk County Center is fortunate to have dedicated volunteers actively participating in the Polk County Center ICC Foundation, Inc. The Foundation has a significant role in fundraising, provides scholarship aid, and promotes Isothermal Community College in the community.

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Bulletins listing courses and special events are mailed out every three months, and new releases of curriculum offerings and special events are placed in local papers. Polk Center Preview appears weekly in the Tryon Daily Bulletin.

Polk County Center is a vital part of the community. Non-profits, civic and government agencies utilize the facility for meetings. Special events, including musical concerts, are offered to the public free of charge at least once a month. A Holiday Open House is held each year in mid-December.

The Polk County Center is located in Columbus at 1255 West Mills Street. A continuous art exhibit of student work is displayed in the gallery.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Who do I contact if my instructor is not posting my grades?

a. First, read your instructor’s syllabus. He/she may have stated how grades will be posted.

b. Second, contact your instructor regarding the issue. Within your ICC email, make sure to state your class and section number, formal first/last name, and a detailed explanation.

c. Third, if you do not receive a response within a timely manner (48 business hours), you may email your college liaison. Within the email, make sure to state your class and section number, formal first/last name, and a detailed explanation.

2. Should I use my ICC email account?

a. Yes, use your ICC email account to communicate with ICC Staff and Professors. b. Also, give the ICC Staff and Professors a reasonable amount of time to respond.

3. What is the Census Date?

a. The date on which a course has met ten percent of the required class time for the semester. Failure to participate in a course, whether it is traditional, hybrid, online, etc, before this date may result in the student being dropped from the course.

4. What is the Mandatory Course Enrollment Assignment?

a. When the semester begins, the student is required to complete the Mandatory Course Enrollment Assignment. The assignment may be a quiz or an assignment. If a student does not complete the Mandatory Course Enrollment Assignment by the Census Date the student will be dropped from the class.

5. Who do I contact if I can not log into Moodle, Patriot Port or ICC Email? a. First, please refer to the ICC Help Desk Brochure for instructions.

b. Second, if you can not log into one (all or some) of your ICC accounts, please contact the ICC Help Desk, 828-395-1437 or icchelpdesk@isothermal.edu. Make sure to include your ICC ID Number, your formal first/last name, and detailed information on why you can not log into certain accounts.

6. Should I contact my professors?

a. Yes, please contact your professors through your ICC email account if you are having trouble with an assignment, etc. Do not wait until the end of semester to ask for help.

7. Where do I locate my schedule?

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8. Who do I contact if my class is not showing up within my Moodle account?

a. First, please log into your Patriot Port account to verify you are enrolled in the class.

b. Second, if you are enrolled in the class, please verify the start date. Your class will not appear within Moodle until the start date.

c. Third, if your class does not appear within your Moodle account by the start date, please locate your instructor’s email address within your schedule located within Patriot Port account. Email your instructor. Make sure to include the class and section number, formal first/last name, and a detailed explanation.

d. Fourth, if you do not receive a response from your instructor in a timely manner (48 business hours), please contact your college liaison.

9. Where do I purchase my textbooks?

a. Print off your class schedule within your Patriot Port account, then take your schedule to the ICC bookstore to locate the correct assigned textbooks and other assigned materials. Remember to also review your instructor’s syllabus to verify you have the correct textbooks and if you need extra materials.

10.How do I schedule an ICC placement test (s)?

a. Before you can take an ICC placement test (s), your application within Admissions must be complete and processed.

b. Contact your college liaison to schedule your ICC placement test (s).

c. Make sure to study for your placement test (s). Study materials are located on the ICC Placement Testing Website.

d. Please review the ICC Placement Testing Website for required materials, items, etc. you need to bring to the Testing Center.

e. After you have completed the placement test (s), email your college liaison to discuss your results.

11.Where am I allowed to park?

a. There is sufficient parking to accommodate all vehicles driven by students. AT times, you may not be able to use the parking area most convenient and will have to park in an area more removed from your destination. You are required to park in the parking areas assigned to students. Parking along the roadways and in staff and faculty parking spaces is prohibited. Check the ICC Campus Map for student parking areas. The administration is authorized to adopt and enforce traffic and parking rules and regulations for motor vehicles on campus. Such rules and regulations shall be published in College publications and/or posted on the campus grounds.

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12.How do I contact my college liaison?

a. You may contact your college liaison through phone or email. The best response will be through email. Within the email or phone message, please state your formal first/last name, your ICC ID Number, and a detailed message.

b. Do not come to campus to meet with your college liaison without an appointment. Make sure to call your liaison first to inquire if he/she will be available to meet.

13. Why do my high school calendar and college calendar have different start dates, end dates, etc.

a. The high school year is thirty six weeks long. Some of your classes extend over both semesters and some do not.

b. ICC semesters are typically sixteen weeks long. Some classes may be extended over all sixteen weeks, some might be the first eight weeks or the last eight weeks, or even four weeks.

14.What are the technical requirements for Online Learning?

a. To be successful in taking online courses, students should: i. Be able to perform basic computer operations such as:

1. Copying, saving, moving and deleting files on your computer 2. Installing new software

3. Using a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, etc.

4. Using word processing software such as MS Word 5. Using email for communication and to exchange files ii. Have access to:

1. A computer with Internet connection (or be able to come to campus computer labs)

2. Email. Students who do not already have an email address may use the free student email available at Isothermal

3. Required software. This will vary by course – check with your instructor. Nearly all courses will require common software such as Internet Explorer and MS Word

iii. Note: While even very old computers may be able to connect to the Internet, many machines more than three to four years old may not be able to run required software. Check with your instructor if you think your computer may be too slow to run special software required for some courses.

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15.What parents can do to support their students? (Source: Davie County Early College High School)

a. Encourage your student to communicate with the college liaison and college instructors to gain confidence and advocate for himself/herself.

b. At the first sign of difficulty in a class, encourage your student to schedule tutoring through the ICC Writing Center, ICC Math Lab or have your student discuss his/her concern with his/her professor.

c. Help your student organize and maintain records of his/her grades, etc.

d. Encourage your student to apply study skills, group collaboration skills, and to access resources to maintain or raise his/her GPA.

e. At the end of each semester, find out your student’s college GPA. If it is below a 2.5, speak with a counselor or college liaison about how you can support

improvement next semester.

f. Prepare your taxes as early as possible, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January and March of the graduating year.

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16.What are the academic expectations of a faculty member? (Source: University of Alaska at Fairbanks) Desired Grade Hours outside of class

Attendance Note Taking

(Lectures)

Participation Readings Test

Preparation Talking to Instructor Assignments A Studies at least 4+ hours outside of class

Attends all class sessions Keeps very detailed notes -- Reviews the notes throughout the week Actively participates Does the required readings and thoroughly outlines the chapters in the textbook, etc. Studies 2-3 weeks in advance for major exams Asks questions, discusses difficulties in the class Completes all assignments on time, does all required readings, keeps accurate notes, reads suggested readings B Studies at least 2+ hours of outside of class

Attends all class sessions Keeps detailed notes -- Reviews the notes once a week Actively participates Does the required readings and takes notes as he/she reads Studies 1-2 weeks in advance for major exams Communicates with the instructor about difficulties, attend help labs

Completes all assignments on time, does the required readings, takes notes

C Studies an hour

for each class

Attends all class sessions

Takes brief notes -- Does not review the notes.

Actively participates

Skims the readings and takes brief notes

Reviews book and notes a few days before the exam

Does not talk to the instructor

Does some of the assignments but does not spend much effort

D Reviews Notes Periodically

attends class

Writes the main topics of the lecture Appears to sleep, etc. Skims the readings before class starts and does not take notes

Crams the night of the exam

Avoids the instructor

Does some assignments but only every now and again

F Does not Study Does not attend

class

Does not take notes

Sleep/send text messages, etc when you are attending the class

Does not read the assigned readings

Does not study for the exam

Avoids the instructor

Does not do the assignments

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DEFINITIONS

Census Date: The date on which a course has met ten percent of the required class time for the semester. Failure to participate in a course, whether it is traditional, hybrid, online, etc, before this date may result in the student being dropped from the course.

Contact or Lab Hours: The actual number of hours in class or lab per week, per course.

Credit Hours: Every class is worth a value in units of a credit hour. Every degree, diploma, or certificate program requires you to take a certain number of credit hours.

Discipline: A specific field of study, such as English, biology, math, economics, electronics, etc.

Distance Learning: Courses which involve the mastering of academic knowledge in ways other than face-to-face interactions between students and instructors.

Drop/Add: This term refers to adjusting your schedule by dropping and/or adding courses. The Drop/Add period is limited and is indicated on the ICC Calendar.

Financial Aid: Monies available to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, and work study funding. The monies come through federal and state government or private donations.

Grade Point Average (GPA): The average of your grades for all classes taken at Isothermal. It is calculated by adding all earned quality points and dividing by the number of credit hours taken.

Placement Tests: Standardized tests in math, reading, and English, which are used to place students in appropriate courses in their academic discipline.

Plagiarism: Using ideas or words of another as your own instead of crediting the source. Plagiarism is a violation of academic integrity.

Prerequisites: Preliminary skills, knowledge, or courses which are required before enrollment in a particular course. Prerequisites are listed in the course description section of the catalog.

Syllabus: A document provided by instructors in every course, which contains information about course requirements, attendance, textbooks, grading, and learning objectives.

Transcript: A printed record of every course you have taken at Isothermal and the grades you have received. Transcripts may be obtained from the Student Services Office.

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