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Pasco Hernando2011 2012 Catalog and Student HandbookCommunity College[ARCHIVED CATALOG]2011 2012 Catalog and Student HandbookPHCC’s 2011 12 Catalog and Student Handbook is available exclusivelyonline! Programs of study, course descriptions, student activities anddetails about resources, policies and procedures are available at yourfingertips. Paperless, cost effective, convenient and “green,” this virtualcatalog supports PHCC’s Quality Enhancement Program, Get eSmart, acollegewide effort that implements cutting edge technology to betterserve our students.Please explore this catalog’s “backpack” feature, a unique tool that can beused to create a customized catalog filled with the information mostrelative to your personal goals, objectives and interests. If you needassistance using the catalog, visit our catalog tutorial page. Please go tothe Catalog Feedback navigation link to provide comments andsuggestions about how we may improve future editions. Visit theCatalog Updates navigation link to view recent catalog changes.To access PHCC’s vision and mission statements, go to Vision, Leadership, HistoryAccreditation StatusPasco Hernando Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schoolsto award the Associate Degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033 4097 or call 404 679 4500 for questions about the accreditation of Pasco Hernando Community College. The Commission on Colleges should becontacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the College’s significant non compliance with a requirement or standard.The College reserves the right to make changes in rules, calendar, fees, and offerings as circumstancesmay require. This document includes updates approved through March 2011.For questions regarding information in the catalog, please contact [email protected]

Pasco Hernando2011 2012 Catalog and Student HandbookCommunity College[ARCHIVED CATALOG]Information for New ApplicantsNew College and Technical Credit StudentsCollege Catalog/Student HandbookStudent ID CardsAssistance GuideNew College and Technical CreditStudentsFirst – Apply for AdmissionStudents must submit the application online with a 25 non refundable fee through PHCC’s website atwww.phcc.edu/wise/.Then – Submit TranscriptsAll degree seeking students, College Credit Certificate seekingstudents, and limited access technical certificate applicantsmust submit either an official high school transcriptconfirming graduation or official GED scores indicating theaward of a high school equivalency diploma, official transcriptsfrom each U.S. college or university attended and officialscores from external agencies as appropriate (i.e., AP, CLEP,IB, etc.) to finalize admission to PHCC. Transcripts should besent to the Office of Admissions and Student Records, WestCampus, New Port Richey. Official transcripts must arrive in asealed envelope from each issuing agency or institution.Apply for Federal Financial Aid/Veterans BenefitsStudents are strongly encouraged to apply for federal financial aid by applying directly on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Anyapplication for financial aid should be completed by at least six weeks before the deadline date when registration feesare due. Applicants for Title IV Federal Aid (e.g., Pell Grant and Stafford student loans) must submit either high schooltranscripts or GED scores indicating successful program completion to the Admissions and Student Records Office atthe West Campus, New Port Richey. Students in eligible technical credit programs must submit a high schooltranscript, GED or, if applicable, appropriate College Placement Test (CPT/P.E.R.T.) scores. Contact one of the PHCCFinancial Aid Offices or Veterans Administration advisors with any questions.Complete or Submit Placement TestingStudents planning to enroll in degree programs and/or college level English and math courses must submit placementtest scores no more than two years old on any of the following exams: American College Testing (ACT), ASSET, CollegePlacement Testing (CPT/P.E.R.T.), or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Within the first six weeks of the program,students enrolled in most technical certificate programs must submit Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores.

students enrolled in most technical certificate programs must submit Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores.NOTE: Test scores will become inactive after two years.Attend Mandatory New Student OrientationAll new or transfer degree or certificate seeking students at PHCC must attend an orientation. Orientations may bescheduled by contacting the nearest PHCC campus.Schedule Academic Advisement AppointmentAll new and transfer students must meet with an academic advisor to plan coursework. At the appointment, the advisorwill review a student’s test scores and provide program and course information, as well as assist the student withpreparing for transfer to upper level institutions.Register for ClassesRegister online through the Web Information System for Education (WISE) or in person in the Student DevelopmentOffice on any campus. Students should check the academic calendar for appropriate registration dates.Last – Pay for Tuition and FeesStudents may pay tuition and fees online through WISE or may choose to use the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) atwww.phcc.edu/tip/. Students also may pay at the College Store on any campus (VISA/MasterCard are accepted).Separate checks are required for course fees and books.College Catalog/Student HandbookThe College Catalog/Student Handbook is the official document that outlines the requirements and regulations forPHCC students, subject to changes and additions approved by the District Board of Trustees. It is the responsibility ofeach student to be familiar with and understand these requirements and regulations.For graduation purposes, a student has the option of remaining under the catalog provisions in effect at the time ofinitial enrollment at PHCC or any subsequent catalog, provided the catalog is no more than three academic years old inthe term in which the student meets all graduation requirements. A catalog year ends on the last day of classes in TermIII.Student ID CardsAny currently registered student enrolled in at least one College, technical (PSAV) or preparatory credit course iseligible to receive a PHCC Photo Identification Card. Student IDs are optional, but students must have one to check outlibrary materials.Each student, faculty or staff member will be issued only one free card. The card is valid for the academic year in whichit is issued.Identification cards are available from any campus library during posted hours. A replacement fee charge of 10 will beassessed for each lost or damaged card.Assistance GuideContact any PHCC academic advisor for clarification of any term or concept included in this College Catalog/StudentHandbook.Equity OfficerImani AsukileDistrict Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs and Equity ServicesNew Port RicheyExt. 3192

New Port RicheyCarolyn HarrisExt. 5027Program Coordinator, Take Stock in ChildrenBrooksvilleStudent DevelopmentDonna BurdzinskiExt. 3767Associate Dean of Student Enrollment and RetentionNew Port RicheyJames GreigExt. 5010Assistant Dean of Student DevelopmentBrooksvilleVicki FergusonExt. 1310Assistant Dean of Student DevelopmentDade CitySonia RodriguezExt. 3205Assistant Dean of Student DevelopmentNew Port RicheyPam MedleyExt. 4823Assistant Dean of Student DevelopmentSpring HillDebra MarvelExt. 3371Director of Admissions and Student RecordsNew Port RicheyGreg HladExt. 3483Director of Career and Testing ServicesNew Port RicheyRebecca ShanafeltExt. 3302Director of Financial Aid/Veterans ServicesNew Port RicheyMelissa RushtonExt. 3770Information Center CoordinatorNew Port RicheyBob BadeExt. 3356Associate Dean of Student Activities and EngagementNew Port RicheyJames JohnsonExt. 3342Athletics DirectorNew Port RicheyRon ThiessenCoordinator of Disabilities ServicesNew Port RicheyAcademic AreasExt. 3236

Academic AreasJohn WhitlockExt. 3325Dean of Arts and SciencesNew Port Richey(Adult Education, Anthropology, Art, Biological Science, Chemistry, Child Development andEarly Childhood Education, College Prep English, Mathematics and Reading, Drama/Theater,Education, English, Environmental Science, Foreign Languages, GED Preparation Program,Global Education, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Courses, International Studies,Learning Centers, Mathematics, Mathematics Lab, Music, Peace and Social Justice Institute,Philosophy, Political Science, Physical Education, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology,Reading, Religious Studies, Service Learning, Sociology, and Speech)Mary CrewExt. 3264Dean of Workforce DevelopmentNew Port Richey(Applied Welding Technologies, Business Administration and Management, Computer Programming andAnalysis, Correctional Officer, Criminal Justice Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, eBusiness, FireScience, Geographical Information Systems, Industrial Management Technology, Information Technology Security,Internet Services Technology, Law Enforcement Officer, Networking Services Technology, Office Administration,Paralegal, Continuing Education, and Corporate Training)Jayme RothbergExt. 3284Dean of Health OccupationsNew Port Richey(Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, EMS/EMT/Paramedic, Health Unit Coordinator, Human Services,Nursing (RN/PN), Radiography, Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Coder/Biller, Medical RecordTranscribing, Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant, Nutrition)Anne L. BunchExt. 1361Director of Law Enforcement and Corrections ProgramsDade CityDebra McGuiganExt. 3257Director, Continuing EducationNew Port RicheyCasey DearolfDirector, Corporate TrainingNew Port RicheyExt. 3122

Pasco Hernando2011 2012 Catalog and Student HandbookCommunity College[ARCHIVED CATALOG]Message from the PresidentWelcome to Pasco Hernando Community CollegeEnrolling at PHCC is an important, life changing decision.Our growing institution offers quality instruction, excellent studentsupport services and a diverse range of student activities and events.PHCC students enjoy small class sizes, personal attention and a pleasantlearning environment.PHCC’s curriculum, flexible course offerings, online class options andarticulation agreements with other educational institutions endeavor tomeet the needs of all students. The quality instruction offered in ourmodern facilities rivals the best anywhere—at tuition and fees that areamong the most affordable in Florida. To support your studies, our hightech libraries offer sophisticated resources and the Teaching LearningCenters provide academic assistance at no additional fees.Please take some time to explore the extracurricular and intramuralsports opportunities that enrich the academic and social aspects ofcampus life. Special events, lectures, workshops, socials, andinvolvement in student clubs and organizations will enhance yourcollege experience. In fact, research demonstrates that actively involvedstudents are happier and more successful throughout their academicstudies and beyond.If you think you can’t afford college, please investigate state and federalfinancial aid opportunities available through our Financial AidOffice. Our PHCC Foundation also offers additional scholarships provided by the generous contributions of friends andsupporters in our community.Regardless of your age, budget, background or experience, college life can be exciting and challenging. Our dedicatedteam of administrators, faculty and staff are here to serve you. Please take advantage of the resources, programs andservices that have been designed to help you succeed.We hope you enjoy the PHCC experience!Katherine M. Johnson, Ed.D.

Pasco Hernando2011 2012 Catalog and Student HandbookCommunity College[ARCHIVED CATALOG]College Calendar2011 2012 College CalendarFall 2011Spring 2012Summer 2012Fall 2011Term I8/22–12/9Term IA8/22–10/17Term IB10/18–12/9Academic Dates and DeadlinesOrientation of NewStudents (byappointment)Web Registration forDegree/Certificate/Non–credit Studentswith 45 or more CreditHourswith 30 or more CreditHourswith 15 or more CreditHourswith 1 or more CreditHoursOn–CampusRegistration forDegree/Certificate/Non–credit Studentswith 45 or more CreditHourswith 30 or more CreditHourswith 15 or more CreditHourswith 1 or more CreditHoursOpen Registration forall New, Returning Creditand Non–credit Students——— ONGOING ——— Except from July 1–6Apr 11–Aug 21Apr 11–Aug 21Apr 11–Oct 17Apr 12–Aug 21Apr 12–Aug 21Apr 12–Oct 17Apr 13–Aug 21Apr 13–Aug 21Apr 13–Oct 17Apr 14–Aug 21Apr 14–Aug 21Apr 14–Oct 17Except from July 1–6May 09–Aug 21May 09–Aug 21May 09–Oct 17May 10–Aug 21May 10–Aug 21May 10–Oct 17May 11–Aug 21May 11–Aug 21May 11–Oct 17May 12–Aug 22May 12–Aug 21May 12–Oct 17——— Weekdays ——— May 16–Aug 21May 16–Aug 21May 16–Oct 17

Registration for DualEnrollment StudentsRegistration Fees DueClasses BeginClasses Begin WeekendCollegeLate Registration,Drop/AddLast Day—Drop/AddLast Day to ProvideDocuments for ResidencyChangeLast Day—Drop/AddWeekend CollegeLast Day to Use BookAuthorizationsFinancial Aid GrantDisbursement (tentativemailing date)Last Day to Apply forGraduation and have yourname appear in thecommencement programLast Day toWithdraw/Change toAuditLast Day toWithdraw/Change toAudit, Weekend CollegeLast Day of ClassesLast Day of WeekendCollegeCommencementNursing Pinning (WestCampus)May 16–Aug 21Aug 1–Aug 21May 16–Aug 21Aug 1–Aug 21May 16–Oct 17Aug 1–Oct 17Aug 9Aug 22Aug 27For Students Registering through August 9Aug 9Aug 22Aug 27Aug 9Oct 18Oct 22Aug 22–Aug 26Aug 22–Aug 26Oct 18–Oct 24Aug 26Aug 26Aug 26Aug 26Oct 24Aug 26Aug 29Aug 29Oct 25Nov 3Sept. 29Nov 22Nov 3Sept. 30Nov 22Dec 9Dec 10Oct 17Oct 15Dec 9Dec 10Aug 26Sep 12Sep 29Winter—for previous Summer Term and current Fall Term GraduatesDec 13Dec 13Dec 13Dec 13Holidays/No Classes:Labor Day–Sep 5*All College Day–Oct 21Veterans Day–Nov 11Thanksgiving–Nov 24–27Winter Break–Dec 15–Jan 2*No classes—Faculty andStaff attend All CollegeDayFaculty and Staff DatesAug 169 p.m.–Dec 129 p.m.—Oct 18Dec 13Faculty ReportsGrades Due byLast Day for Faculty9 p.m.–Dec 12Dec 13 TOPSpring 2012Term IITerm IIATerm IIB

Term II1/9–4/30Term IIA1/9–3/12Term IIB3/13–4/30Academic Dates and DeadlinesOrientation of NewStudents (byappointment)Web Registration forDegree/Certificate/Non–credit Studentswith 45 or more CreditHourswith 30 or more CreditHourswith 15 or more CreditHourswith 1 or more CreditHoursOn–CampusRegistration forDegree/Certificate/Non–credit Studentswith 45 or more CreditHourswith 30 or more CreditHourswith 15 or more CreditHourswith 1 or more CreditHoursOpen Registration forall New, Returning Creditand Non–credit StudentsRegistration for DualEnrollment StudentsRegistration Fees DueClasses BeginClasses Begin WeekendCollegeLate Registration,Drop/AddLast Day—Drop/AddLast Day to ProvideDocuments for ResidencyChangeLast Day—Drop/AddWeekend CollegeLast Day to Use BookAuthorizationsFinancial Aid GrantDisbursement (tentativemailing date)Last Day to Apply forGraduation and have yourname appear in thecommencement program——— ONGOING ——— Nov 8–Jan 8Nov 8–Jan 8Nov 8–Mar 12Nov 9–Jan 8Nov 9–Jan 8Nov 9–Mar 12Nov 10–Jan 8Nov 10–Jan 8Nov 10–Mar 12Nov 11–Jan 8Nov 11–Jan 8Nov 11–Mar 12Note: Online Registration and Paymentwill remain open through Winter BreakExcept during Winter Break or Spring BreakNov 15–Jan 8Dec 1–Jan 8Nov 15–Jan 8Dec 1–Jan 8Nov 15–Mar 12Dec 1–Mar 12Jan 4Jan 9Jan 14For Students Registering through Jan 4Jan 4Jan 9Jan 14Jan 4Mar 13Mar 17Jan 9–13Jan 9–13Mar 13–19Jan 13Jan 13Jan 13Jan 13Mar 19Jan 13Jan 17Jan 17Mar 19Jan 13Jan 30Feb 24

commencement programLast Day toWithdraw/Change toAuditLast Day toWithdraw/Change toAudit, Weekend CollegeLast Day of ClassesLast Day of WeekendCollegeCommencementNursing Pinning (WestCampus)Mar 29Feb 16Apr 17Mar 29Feb 16Apr 13Apr 30Apr 28Mar 12Mar 10Apr 30Apr 28Spring—for Spring GraduatesMay 2May 2May 2(ADN) May 2Holidays/No Classes:MLK Day–Jan 16Spring Break–Feb 27–Mar 4Faculty ReportsGrades Due byLast Day for FacultyFaculty and Staff DatesJan 4Jan 49 p.m.–May 19 p.m.–Mar 15May 29 p.m.–May 1May 2 TOPSummer 2012Term III5/7 7/17Term IIIA5/7–6/18Term IIIB6/20–7/31Academic Dates and DeadlinesOrientation of NewStudents (byappointment)Web Registration forDegree/Certificate/Non–credit Studentswith 45 or more CreditHourswith 30 or more CreditHourswith 15 or more CreditHourswith 1 or more CreditHoursOn CampusRegistration forDegree/Certificate/Non–credit Studentswith 45 or more CreditHourswith 30 or more CreditHourswith 15 or more CreditHourswith 1 or more Credit——— ONGOING ——— Apr 3–May 6Apr 3–May 6Apr 3–Jun 19Apr 4–May 6Apr 4–May 6Apr 4–Jun 19Apr 5–May 6Apr 5–May 6Apr 5–Jun 19Apr 6–May 6Apr 6–May 6Apr 6–Jun 19Apr 9–May 6Apr 9–May 6Apr 9–Jun 19Apr 10–May 6Apr 10–May 6Apr 10–Jun 19Apr 11–May 6Apr 11–May 6Apr 11–Jun 19Apr 12–May 6Apr 12–May 6Apr 12–Jun 19

with 1 or more CreditHoursOpen Registration forall New, Returning Creditand Non–credit StudentsRegistration for DualEnrollment StudentsRegistration Fees DueClasses BeginClasses Begin WeekendCollegeLate Registration,Drop/AddLast Day—Drop/AddLast Day to ProvideDocuments for ResidencyChangeLast Day—Drop/AddWeekend CollegeLast Day to Use BookAuthorizationsFinancial Aid GrantDisbursement (tentativemailing date)Last Day to Apply forGraduation and have yourname appear in thecommencement programLast Day toWithdraw/Change toAuditLast Day toWithdraw/Change toAudit, Weekend CollegeLast Day of ClassesApr 12–May 6Apr 12–May 6——— Weekdays ——— Apr 13–May 6Apr 25–May 6Apr 13–May 6Apr 25–May 6May 3May 7For Students Registering through May 3May 3May 7May 3Jun 20May 7–10May 7–10Jun 20–25May 10May 10May 10May 10Jun 25May 10May 10May 10Jun 25May 24May 24Jul 5May 31May 31May 31Jun 25Jun 4Jul 16Jul 17Jun 18Last Day of WeekendCollegeCommencementNursing Pinning (WestCampus)Apr 12–Jun 19Apr 13–Jun 19Apr 25–Jun 19Jul 31No Summer CommencementStudents walk in Winter Ceremony(Practical) July 10Holidays/No Classes:Memorial Day Observed–May 28Independence Day–Jul 4Faculty and Staff DatesFaculty ReportsGrades Due byLast Day for Faculty9 p.m.–Jul 189 p.m.–Jun 199 p.m.–Aug 1

Pasco Hernando CommunityCollege2011 2012 Catalog and Student Handbook[ARCHIVED CATALOG]District Map, College Locations, Hours of Operation, ParkingDistrict MapCampus LocationsCampusEast (Dade City)36727 Blanton RoadDade City, FL 33523 7599Phone NumberStudentDevelopmentFinancialAidAdmissions352 567 6701Ext. 1310Ext. 1312Ext. 1311352 796 6726Ext. 5010Ext. 5120Ext. 5011www.phcc.edu/maps/dadecity.phpNorth (Brooksville)

11415 Ponce de Leon Boulevard(U.S. 98 North)Brooksville, FL 34601 8698www.phcc.edu/maps/brooksville.phpSpring Hill Campus450 Beverly CourtSpring Hill, FL 34606352 688 8798Ext. 4818Ext. 4821Ext. 4819Ext. 3447Ext. 3302Ext. 3371www.phcc.edu/maps/springhill.phpWest (New Port Richey)District Office10230 Ridge RoadNew Port Richey, FL 34654 5199727 847 2727www.phcc.edu/maps/npr.phpFuture site of Porter Campus atWiregrass RanchHours of OperationMost administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The offices of Student Development, Admissions and StudentRecords, Financial Aid, Career and Testing Center, College Store, and Information Center hours of operation are: Monday through Thursday from 8a.m. 7:30 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Spring Hill Campus hours are as follows: Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. 10 p.m., Tuesdaysand Wednesdays from 8 a.m. 7:30 p.m and Fridays from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.Between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., and other specific times when the College is officially closed, anyone found on College property withoutauthorization will be considered a trespasser and may be reported to local law enforcement authorities. Loitering and soliciting on College property arestrictly prohibited and any p