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Motlow College  

Catalog

    Motlow State Community College
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook

Inventory of Programs


ACADEMIC INVENTORY

The scope of the academic program at Motlow State Community College provides the following alternatives for students: (1) an associate degree program designed for transfer purposes, or (2) an associate degree program designed for immediate career application, or (3) a concentrated, short-term certificate program. For each program of study completed toward receiving  the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Science degree, or the Associate of Applied Science degree, a student will identify a major and will select, when applicable, an area of emphasis/concentration in that major. The following chart is an inventory of programs available and the academic departments that oversees each program.

INVENTORY OF PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY PARALLEL

Department

Major

Area of Emphasis

Degree

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Accounting

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Humanities

University Parallel

Art (Studio)

Tennessee Transfer Pathway,  Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Biology

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Business Administration

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Business Education

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Chemistry

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Civil Engineering

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Computer Science

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social Science

University Parallel

Criminal Justice Administration

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Education

University Parallel

Early Childhood Education, Tennessee State University

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Economics

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Electrical Engineering

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Education

University Parallel

Elementary Education, Athens State

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Education

University Parallel

Elementary Education, Lipscomb

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Languages

University Parallel

English

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Entrepreneurship

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel Finance

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Languages

University Parallel

Foreign Language

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Humanities

University Parallel

General Studies Track 1

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Humanities

University Parallel

General Studies Track 2

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Nursing and Allied Health University Parallel Health Sciences

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social Science

University Parallel

History

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Information Systems

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel Management

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel Marketing

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Humanities

University Parallel

Mass Communications

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Mathematics

University Parallel

Mathematics

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology

University Parallel

Mechanical Engineering

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Humanities University Parallel Music

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Physics

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social Science

University Parallel

Political Science

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Natural Science

University Parallel Pre-Clinical Lab Sciences Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Pre-Health Professions (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine)

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social Science

University Parallel

Pre-Law

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Natural Science

University Parallel

Pre-Physical Therapy

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social Science

University Parallel

Psychology

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Education

University Parallel

Secondary Education, Mathematics

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Education

University Parallel

Special Education Modified K-12

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Social Science

University Parallel

Social Work

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Social Science

University Parallel

Sociology

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.) OR Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Humanities

University Parallel

Speech and Theater

Area of Emphasis, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel Sport & Leisure Management

Tennessee Transfer Pathway, Associate of Science (A.S.)

Business & Technology University Parallel TN eCampus Online Degree Program

Associate of Science (A.S.)

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN TEACHING

Department

Major

Area of Emphasis

Degree

Education

Teaching K-5

Elementary Education

Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.)

Education

Teaching Pre K-3

Elementary Education

Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) Tennessee Transfer Pathway

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Division

Major

Area of Emphasis

Degree

Business & Technology

Business

Accounting

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology

Business

Business Office

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology

Business

Management

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology Business Medical Office

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology

Business

Programming

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology Computer Information Technology Cyber Defense

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Business & Technology General Technology (selected in consultation with an advisor)

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Education

Early Childhood Education Education

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Career Readiness

Mechatronics Technology

Mechatronics

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Nursing and Allied Health

Emergency Medical Services

Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Nursing and Allied Health

Nursing

Nursing

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Division

 Certificate

Career Readiness

Mechatronics Certificate of Credit

Education

Early Childhood Education Technical Certificate of Credit (12 credit hours)

Education

Early Childhood Education Technical Certificate of Credit (24 credit hours)

Nursing and Allied Health

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Credit

Nursing and Allied Health

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Credit

Nursing and Allied Health

Paramedic Certificate of Credit

MAJORS

UNIVERSITY PARALLEL MAJOR (ASSOCIATE OF ARTS/ASSOCIATE OF FINE ARTS/ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE)

At Motlow State Community College, a student planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program may earn an Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Fine Arts Degree, or an Associate of Science Degree. The University Parallel Major in the associate degree program is the transfer program within which a student selects an area of emphasis. The General Studies area of emphasis provides students an opportunity to complete general education requirements before moving into specialized study. The specific areas of emphasis in the University Parallel Major are:

Accounting Information Systems
Art Mass Communications
Biology Mathematics
Business Administration Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Music
Civil Engineering Physics
Computer Science Political Science
Criminal Justice Administration Pre-Health Professions
Early Childhood Education Pre-Law
Economics Pre-Occupational Therapy
Electrical Engineering Pre-Physical Therapy
Elementary Education Psychology
English Secondary Education
Entrepreneurship Social Work
Foreign Languages Sociology
General Studies Special Education, Modified K-12
Health Sciences Speech and Theatre
History  

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN TEACHING
 

Teaching Pre K-3 (A.S.T.)
Teaching K-5  (A.S.T.)

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

BUSINESS MAJOR

Motlow State Community College offers a Business major with the following concentrations: Accounting, Business Office, Management, Medical Office, and Programming.  This major prepares students for a variety of positions in the broad field of business. The Accounting concentration prepares students in a broad range of accounting fields, including accounting systems, record keeping, financial statements, tax accounting, budgeting, and other accounting areas. The Business Office concentration prepares students for a variety of positions in the field of business data processing. These two-year programs are for the student who does not intend to transfer to a four-year institution. The Associate of Applied Science is awarded.

The major core curriculum is designed to promote and achieve the following outcomes:

  • an understanding of fundamental business concepts and terminology
  • an understanding of fundamental management concepts and human resources utilization
  • an understanding of the accounting system applicable to business ownerships
  • an understanding of fundamental macroeconomics, microeconomics, and economic applications
  • an understanding of computer hardware and software applications
  • the ability to apply mathematical concepts for business-related problem solving and analysis and presentation of data
  • an understanding of principles of written business communications applying standard rules
  • an understanding of the legal aspects of a business environment
  • an understanding of business concepts and operations in a global environment

These two-year programs are all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs and are for the student who does not intend to transfer to a four-year institution. The Associate of Applied Science is awarded.

For information about the concentrations available, including required courses, please see the links below.

Accounting Concentration (A.A.S.)  

Business Office Concentration (A.A.S.)  

Management Concentration (A.A.S.)  

Medical Office Concentration A.A.S.-Program Available Spring 2018  

Programming Concentration (A.A.S.)  

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MAJOR

Motlow State Community College, as part of the Tennessee Board of Regents’ Vision 2003: Tennessee Head Start’s Academic Excellence Model, offers an Early Childhood Education major. The purpose of this model is to create a Head Start statewide early childhood academic degree and professional/career development model that supports the Head Start Reauthorization Act degree requirements for Head Start teachers/staff. This initiative builds on the established Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) model. The academic coursework and practicum prepare students for CDA (Child Development Associate) assessment and credentialing. The major is not limited to Head Start personnel but is open to all persons wishing to gain professional expertise in childcare from infant to children in the third grade. The Basic Technical Certificate and Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Basic Early Childhood Education are embedded in the Associate of Applied Science Degree.  The college offers an accelerated evening degree program to serve persons already employed in Early Childhood Education. Contact the Education Department for additional information about this scheduling option.

TECTA (Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance)

Motlow State Community College is part of the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance, (TECTA) a statewide training system based on the belief that early childhood education personnel need to acquire recognized professional knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care and education for young children. TECTA is approved and sponsored by the Tennessee Board of Regents and funded through Tennessee State University (TSU) by the Department of Human Services (DHS) using federal funds. There are consortia of higher education institutions that serve all ninety-five Tennessee counties. Motlow is part of the consortium with Middle Tennessee State University that acts as the lead institution and TECTA center for Motlow. Classes are held at various Motlow locations. For more information, Tracy Harper 615-277-1695 work, 615-243-3059 mobile or email her at tharper1@tnstate.edu

NURSING MAJOR

Motlow State Community College offers a nursing major in a program leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Admission to the nursing program is selective. Upon completion of the program, graduates who are eligible, per criteria of the Tennessee Board of Nursing, may write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

TN eCampus ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM

Motlow College, in conjunction with the other Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) colleges and universities, is a participant in the TN eCampus (formally Regents Online Degree Program RODP). The mission and purpose of TN eCampus is to improve access to high-quality, affordable, student-centered learning opportunities through the use of technology. TN eCampus allows students to earn a college degree entirely online. Courses offered as part of TN eCampus are offered and conducted by the different colleges and universities within the TBR system, and consequently, maintain the same content and rigor as all other college courses. All TN eCampus courses are taught online (Internet) in an interactive, asynchronous format. This allows students to pursue a college degree without having to attend traditional on-campus classroom instruction.

TN eCampus courses are open to all Motlow College students. Courses completed as part of TN eCampus will be reflected as collegiate-level credit on the student’s Motlow transcript. Motlow students who wish to pursue a TN eCampus degree, or who simply wish to complete individual TN eCampus courses as part of their Motlow program of study, can do so by following the same admissions and enrollment procedures as required by any other Motlow program or course. Students can simultaneously be enrolled in TN eCampus and regular on-campus courses, and based on approved articulation agreements, can use specifically designated TN eCampus courses to satisfy certain identified Motlow State Community College program requirements. To determine which TN eCampus course(s) will articulate for which Motlow course(s), students should contact their academic advisor or the Office of Admissions and Records.

The TN eCampus faculty and staff have been specifically trained in teaching and assessing the needs of online students. Student services such as admissions, registration, advising, library services, bookstore, tutorial services, and other related student support services are also offered online, as is 24-hour, 7 day-a-week technical support for accessing course material and handling computer software and/or hardware problems.

For more detailed information about TN eCampus, to include the individual programs of study, specific course requirements, and individuals to contact for assistance, go to the TN eCampus link on the Motlow College website at www.mscc.edu or contact the Motlow State Community College TN eCampus Contact at 615-220-7885 (toll free 1-800-654-4877 ext. 7885).

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN TEACHING

The Associate of Science in Teaching degree has been implemented throughout the Tennessee Board of Regents system to facilitate entry of transfer students from community colleges into university teacher education programs. A common curriculum applicable to all community colleges and acceptable to all TBR universities is prescribed. Admission, retention, and graduation requirements are the same as those published in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog with the additional requirement that students who qualify for the AST must satisfy the following:

  1. Attainment of a cumulative 2.75 grade point average
  2. Successful completion of the Core Academic Skills for Educators (or a composite score of 22 or greater on the enhanced ACT or a combined verbal and mathematical score of 1020 or greater on the recentered SAT),
  3. Achievement of satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession
  4. Achievement of “C” or better in ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 and each of the Mathematics (MATH) and Education (EDU) courses in the curriculum.

CERTIFICATE OF CREDIT PROGRAMS

A certificate of credit program enables the college to provide a short-term program in a concentrated area to develop specific career skills. Certificate of credit programs are available in mechatronics, and early childhood education. Certificate of credit programs are designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a four-year institution.

HONORS PROGRAM

The Honors Program provides a path to excellence for academically talented students who want to derive maximum benefit from their educational experience. The Honors curriculum helps students achieve their goals through interaction with other equally qualified students and highly motivated, qualified faculty. Any eligible student may take any honors course without committing to the Honors Program as a whole.
 

COMPLETING THE HONORS PROGRAM

Honors students should satisfy the requirements for any Tennessee Transfer Pathway or Area of Emphasis, graduate with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and earn twenty-one hours from honors courses with at least six hours in English*, and three hours of Interdisciplinary Studies seminar honors courses (HONS 1020, HONS 1021, HONS 1022, or HONS 1023), and at least one hour of community/service learning (HONS 1001).

*Appropriate honors seminars with a literature focus may be used to fulfill the requirement.

HONORS COURSES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students seeking admission to honors courses are eligible for Honors courses on the basis of past performance as measured by ACT scores, high school records, previous college-level coursework, and/or college professor recommendations. Students may be admitted to a course as follows:

  1. Students under 21 years of age must complete the ACT. A composite score of 23 or above is ideal, and the student must present documented eligibility for collegiate level courses except mathematics and a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Students may request an exception to the minimum ACT score from the Honors Director.
  2. Students who are 21 years of age or older must take the English, reading, and mathematics portions of the COMPASS test and score high enough to be exempt from learning support requirements in English and Reading.
  3. Students eligible for dual and/or joint enrollment may enroll in Honors courses.
  4. Students who have taken collegiate courses in dual and/or joint enrollment arrangements and maintained a 3.0 collegiate average or students who have Advanced Standing credit in English, Advanced Placement credit, or CLEP credit may enter the Honors Program but will be required to complete the same number of Honors hours as any other Honors scholar.
  5. Students who fail to meet the requirements listed above may still enroll in honors courses upon the recommendation of the Honors Director or the faculty member teaching the Honors course in which the student wishes to enroll.

After admission to honors course(s) and successful completion of said course(s) with a 3.0 or better, students are eligible for continued enrollment in specific sequential honors courses.

Honors courses are generally not offered in the summer session.

OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

In response to special needs of persons in its service area, Motlow College develops special credit courses or identifies special groups of courses designed to meet specific educational objectives without a degree or a certificate of credit. Among these individual courses are emergency medical technology and a cluster of courses identified as the apprenticeship program.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES EDUCATION

The purpose of the EMS Education is to prepare an EMS professional who demonstrates the competencies necessary to assume the role of emergency personnel as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and to provide competent, qualified candidates eligible for licensure to meet the needs of the college’s eleven county service area.

Classes are completed in an intense setting utilizing lecture, lab and clinical training. Class size is limited and is filled on a first to qualify basis (EMT/AEMT). Paramedic is filled in a selection process with limited class size. Courses have the EMSA, EMSB AND EMSP discipline code.

Motlow State Community College offers four tracks of educational training in emergency medical services.

  1. Emergency Medical Technician – students take 16 credit hours which includes fundamentals, skills and clinical/field experience. Upon successful conclusion of the course, students may take the National Registry Exam to obtain national certification as an EMT.
  2. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – students take 16 credit hours which includes fundamentals, skills and clinical/field experience. Upon successful completion of the course, students may take the National Registry Exam to obtain national certification as an AEMT.
  3. Paramedic - students take 43 credit hours which include fundamentals, skills, and clinical/field experience. The paramedic training is completed in three semesters. Upon successful completion of the training, the student is eligible to take the National Registry Exam to obtain national certification as an EMT-Paramedic.
  4. A.A.S. in Emergency Medical Services- students can take an additional 17 hours of General Education courses to complete the A.A.S. in Emergency Medical Services. These courses will allow the student to further their education in obtaining a college degree.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The apprenticeship program is a group of courses designed to satisfy the 40-semester-credit-hours related studies requirement to obtain the journeyman’s card in the machinists’ trade from the U.S. Department of Labor. Completion of 8,000 hours of an on-the-job training component must be negotiated between the student’s employer and the U.S. Department of Labor. Most of the related studies courses are listed with an IAT discipline code. For information about the apprenticeship program, contact the Curriculum Chair of Business and Technology.

ADULT COLLEGE EXPRESS

The Adult College Express (ACE) Program is a fast-track program designed for the highly motivated, independent adult student focused on completing his or her degree. Classes are held one night each week for 5 weeks and last for 4 hours each night (except 4 hour courses which meet extra evenings) with additional group study nights. Students only take one ACE class at a time. The program normally takes 24 months to complete (excluding any required learning support courses). For more information about this program, contact the ACE Director at 615-220-7826.