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2014-15 TMCC College Catalog
I

Section A: General Information
1

Academic Calendar
calendar

TMCC Privacy Notice for Printed Materials
ferpa

Vision, Mission, Values
overview

College Locations
5

Admissions Information
admission-info

Appeals Information
10

Campus Organizations
campus-orgs-services

Campus Services
12

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment
financial-aid

Graduation
graduation

Methods of Payment
payment

Records Information
records

Refund Policy
refunds

Refunds for Exceptional Circumstances
registration

Registration Information
registration

Student Services
student-services

Tuition and Fees
tuition-fees

Section B: Degree Programs, Advisors and Worksheets
ws

TMCC Academic Divisions
acad-divisions

TMCC Degrees, Emphases, Certificates and Skills Certificates
degrees-emph-ct

Instructional Programs
instructional-programs

Course Numbering System
instructional-programs

University Transfer Information
39

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno
general-ed-info

General Education Mission Statement
general-ed-info

General Education Requirements by degree
general-ed-info

Community College Degree and Certificate Requirements
div-courses

University Transfer Degrees -- Associate of Arts (AA)
univ-txf-aa

University Transfer Degrees -- Associate of Science (AS)
univ-txf-as

Career and Technical Degrees - Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate of Achievement
46

General Studies Degree -- Associate of General Studies (AGS)
general-studies-info

Skills Certificates at TMCC
51

Special Academic Programs
52

Workforce Development & Continuing Education
wdce-ws

Program Worksheets
admin-prof-aas-ws

Administrative Professional
admin-prof-aas-ws

Administrative Professional Degree (AAS)
admin-prof-aas-ws

Administrative Professional Certificate
admin-prof-ct-ws

Anthropology Emphasis (AA)
anthropology-emph-aa-ws

Apprenticeship
apprenticeship-aas-ws

Apprenticeship Program Degree (AAS)
apprenticeship-aas-ws

Apprenticeship Certificate
apprenticeship-ct-ws

Architecture Degree (AA)
architecture-aa-ws

Architectural Design Tech
residential-design-emph-aas-ws

Architectural Design Tech Degree (AAS, Residential Design)
residential-design-emph-aas-ws

Art History Emphasis - Fine Arts (AA)
art-hist-emph-aa-ws

Automotive
auto-ase-tech-ct-ws

Automotive ASE Technician Certificate
auto-ase-tech-ct-ws

Automotive Certified Technician Emphasis (AAS)
auto-ct-emph-aas-ws

Automotive General Service Technician Certificate
auto-gen-svc-tech-ct-ws

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Basic -- Skills Certificate
ase-basic-skc-ws

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Diesel Technician: Heavy Duty Power Trains -- Skills Certificate
ase-diesel-hdpt-skc-ws

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Diesel Technician: Light and Heavy Duty (HD) Diesel Engines -- Skills Certificate
ase-diesel-lahdde-skc-ws

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-General Service -- Skills Certificate
ase-gen-skc-ws

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Master -- Skills Certificate
ase-master-skc-ws

Baking and Pastry - Culinary Arts Certificate
baking-pastry-ct-ws

Biology Emphasis (AS)
biology-emph-as-ws

Bookkeeping - Business Certificate
bookkeeping-ct-ws

Business
business-ct-ws

Business Degree (AAS)
business-aas-ws

Business Emphasis (AA)
business-emph-aa-ws

Business Certificate
business-ct-ws

Business Certificate (Bookkeeping)
bookkeeping-ct-ws

Chemistry Emphasis (AS)
chemistry-emph-as-ws

CISCO
cisco-ccna-rsprep-skc-ws

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Preparation -- Skills Certificate
cisco-ccna-rsprep-skc-ws

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security Preparation -- Skills Certificate
cisco-ccna-secprep-skc-ws

Civil Engineering Practitioner Degree (AAS)
civil-eng-pract-aas-ws

Commercial Refrigeration -- Skills Certificate
comm-ref-skc-ws

Community Health Science Emphasis (AS)
comm-hlth-sci-emph-as-ws

CompTIA Certification Preparation -- Skills Certificate
comptia-skc-ws

Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Machining -- Mfg. Tech Certificate
cnc-ct-ws

Computer Information Technology (CIT)
computer-prog-emph-aas-ws

Computer Programming Emphasis - CIT (AAS)
computer-prog-emph-aas-ws

Computer Technologies - CIT Certificate
computer-tech-ct-ws

CIT Degree (AAS, Networking and Server Tech)
network-server-tech-emph-aas-ws

CIT Degree (AAS (Web Development)
web-dev-emph-aas-ws

Computer Science Emphasis (AS)
computer-science-emph-as-ws

Construction Technologies
constr-mgmt-emph-aas-ws

Construction Management Emphasis (AAS)
constr-mgmt-emph-aas-ws

Const. Tech Certificate (HVAC)
hvac-ct-ws

Criminal Justice
criminal-justice-aa-ws

Criminal Justice Degree (AA)
criminal-justice-aa-ws

Criminal Justice Degree (AAS, Law Enforcement)
law-enforce-emph-aas-ws

Culinary Arts
culinary-arts-ct-ws

Culinary Arts Degree (AAS)
culinary-arts-aas-ws

Culinary Arts Certificate
culinary-arts-ct-ws

Culinary Arts Certificate (Baking and Pastry)
baking-pastry-ct-ws

Dance Emphasis - Fine Arts (AA)
dance-emph-aa-ws

Dental Assisting Program
95

Dental Assisting Degree (AAS)
dental-assist-aas-ws

Dental Assisting (Full-time/Part-time) Certificate
dental-assist-ct-ws

Dental Hygiene Program
100

Dental Hygiene Degree (AS)
dental-hygiene-as-ws

Diesel General Service Technician Certificate
diesel-gen-svc-tech-ct-ws

Diesel Technician Emphasis (AAS)
diesel-tech-emph-aas-ws

Dietetic Degree (AS)
dietetic-as-ws

Dietetic Technician Program
106

Dietetic Technician Degree (AAS)
dietetic-tech-aas-ws

Dietetic Technician -- Skills Certificate
dietetic-tech-skc-ws

Drafting Emphasis (AAS)
drafting-emph-aas-ws

Drafting Technology Certificate
drafting-tech-ct-ws

Early Childhood Education
ece-aa-ws

Early Childhood Education Degree (AA)
ece-aa-ws

Early Childhood Education Degree (AAS)
ece-admin-emph-aas-ws

Early Childhood Education Degree (AAS)
ece-infant-emph-aas-ws

Early Childhood Education Degree (AAS)
ece-preschool-emph-aas-ws

Early Childhood Educator
ece1-skc-ws

Early Childhood Educator 1 -- Skills Certificate
ece1-skc-ws

Early Childhood Educator 2 -- Skills Certificate
ece2-skc-ws

Early Childhood Educator 3 -- Skills Certificate
ece3-skc-ws

Early Childhood Educator 4 -- Skills Certificate
ece4-skc-ws

Education
edu-secondary-emph-aa-ws

Education (AS)
edu-integrated-emph-as-ws

Education (AA)
edu-secondary-emph-aa-ws

Emergency Medical Technician
ems-skc-ws

Emergency Medical Technician -- Skills Certificate
ems-skc-ws

Emergency Medical Technician Advanced -- Skills Certificate
ems-adv-skc-ws

Emergency Medical Technician Instructor Training -- Skills Certificate
ems-inst-skc-ws

Engineering Emphasis (AS)
engineering-emph-as-ws

Energy Technologies
wind-energy-emph-aas-ws

Energy Tech Degree (AAS, Geothermal Energy)
geothermal-emph-aas-ws

Energy Tech Degree (AAS, Solar Energy)
solar-energy-emph-aas-ws

Energy Tech Degree (AAS, Wind Energy)
wind-energy-emph-aas-ws

Energy Tech Certificate (Geothermal Plant Operator)
geothermal-ct-ws

English Emphasis (AA)
english-emph-aa-ws

Entrepreneurship
entrepreneurship-ct-ws

Entrepreneurship Certificate
entrepreneurship-ct-ws

Entrepreneurship Emphasis (AA)
entrepreneurship-emph-aa-ws

Environmental Science Degree (AS)
env-sci-as-ws

Fine Arts
fine-arts-aa-ws

Fine Arts Degree (AA)
fine-arts-aa-ws

Fine Arts Degree (AA, Art History)
art-hist-emph-aa-ws

Fine Arts Degree (AA, Dance)
dance-emph-aa-ws

Fine Arts Degree (AA, Music)
music-emph-aa-ws

Fine Arts Degree (AA, Musical Theater)
musical-theater-emph-aa-ws

Fine Arts Degree (AA, Theater)
theater-emph-aa-ws

Fine Arts Certificate (Music)
music-ct-ws

Fine Arts Certificate (Theater)
theater-ct-ws

Fire Science Tech
fire-sci-tech-ct-ws

Fire Science Technology Certificate
fire-sci-tech-ct-ws

Fire Science Technology Degree (AAS)
fire-sci-tech-aas-ws

Food Processing Technology Emphasis (AAS)
food-proc-tech-emph-aas-ws

General Studies Certificate
general-studies-ct-ws

General Studies Degree (AGS)
general-studies-ags-ws

Geoscience Emphasis (AS)
geoscience-emph-as-ws

Geothermal
geothermal-emph-aas-ws

Geothermal Energy Emphasis -- Energy Tech (AAS)
geothermal-emph-aas-ws

Geothermal Plant Operator - Energy Tech Certificate
geothermal-ct-ws

Graphic Communications
graphic-comm-ct-ws

Graphic Communications Certificate
graphic-comm-ct-ws

Graphic Communications Degree (AAS)
graphic-comm-aas-ws

Health Sciences Certificate
health-sci-ct-ws

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Certificate
hvac-ct-ws

History Emphasis (AA)
history-emph-as-ws

Law Enforcement Emphasis (AAS)
law-enforce-emph-aas-ws

Logistics
logistics-mgmt-ct-ws

Logistics
logistics-mgmt-ct-ws

Logistics Management Degree (AAS)
logistics-mgmt-aas-ws

Logistics Management Emphasis (AA)
logistics-mgmt-emph-aa-ws

Logistics Technician Certificate
logistics-tech-ct-ws

Machining
machining-emph-aas-ws

Machining Emphasis (AAS)
machining-emph-aas-ws

Machining Level 1-CNC Milling: Operations and Programming -- Skills Certificate
mach1-cncmill-opprog-skc-ws

Machining Level 1-CNC Turning: Operations and Programming -- Skills Certificate
mach1-cncturn-opprog-skc-ws

Massage Certificate Program
massage-ct-ws

Manufacturing Technologies
cnc-ct-ws

Mfg. Tech Degree (AAS, Drafting)
drafting-emph-aas-ws

Mfg. Tech Degree (AAS, Food Processing Tech)
food-proc-tech-emph-aas-ws

Mfg. Tech Degree (AAS, Machining)
machining-emph-aas-ws

Mfg. Tech Degree (AAS, Production Systems)
prod-systems-emph-aas-ws

Mfg. Tech Degree (AAS, Welding)
welding-emph-aas-ws

Mfg. Tech Certificate (CNC Machining)
cnc-ct-ws

Mfg. Tech Certificate (Drafting Tech)
drafting-tech-ct-ws

Mfg. Tech Certificate (Production Technician)
prod-tech-ct-ws

Mfg. Tech Certificate (Welding Technology)
welding-tech-ct-ws

Mathematics Emphasis (AS)
math-emph-as-ws

Medical Imaging for Re-Entry Radiographers -- Radiologic Tech Certificate
med-imaging-reentry-ct-ws

Music
music-ct-ws

Music - Fine Arts Certificate
music-ct-ws

Music Emphasis - Fine Arts (AA)
music-emph-aa-ws

Musical Theater Emphasis - Fine Arts (AA)
musical-theater-emph-aa-ws

Networking and Server Technologies Emphasis -- CIT (AAS)
network-server-tech-emph-aas-ws

Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy
northern-nv-law-enforce-academy-ws

Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program
168

Nursing Degree (AAS)
nursing-aas-ws

Nursing Degree (AS)
nursing-as-ws

Nursing Assistant -- Skills Certificate
nurs-assist-skc-ws

Paralegal/Law Degree (AAS)
paralegal-law-aas-ws

Paramedic Program
175

Paramedic Certificate
paramedic-ct-ws

Personal Trainer – Preparation for Certification
personal-trainer-prep-ws

Philosophy Emphasis (AA)
philosophy-emph-aa-ws

Phlebotomy -- Skills Certificate
phlebotomy-skc-ws

Physics Emphasis (AS)
physics-emph-as-ws

Production Systems Emphasis -- Mfg. Tech (AAS)
prod-systems-emph-aas-ws

Production Technician -- Mfg. Tech Certificate
prod-tech-ct-ws

Psychology Emphasis (AA)
psych-emph-aa-ws

Radiologic Technology Program
184

Radiologic Technology Degree (AAS)
rad-tech-aas-ws

Radiologic Tech Certificate (Medical Imaging for Re-Entry Radiographers)
med-imaging-reentry-ct-ws

Real Estate Salesperson -- Skills Certificate
real-estate-sales-skc-ws

Residential Design Emphasis -- Architectural Design Tech (AAS)
residential-design-emph-aas-ws

Solar Energy
solar-energy-emph-aas-ws

Solar Energy Emphasis -- Energy Tech (AAS)
solar-energy-emph-aas-ws

Solar Energy Technician -- Skills Certificate
solar-energy-tech-skc-ws

Spanish Emphasis (AA)
spanish-emph-aa-ws

Theater
theater-ct-ws

Theater -- Fine Arts Certificate
theater-ct-ws

Theater Emphasis -- Fine Arts (AA)
theater-emph-aa-ws

Transfer Degree (AA)
transfer-aa-ws

Transfer Degree (AS)
transfer-as-ws

Transportation Tech
diesel-gen-svc-tech-ct-ws

Transportation Tech Degree (AAS, Diesel Tech)
diesel-tech-emph-aas-ws

Transportation Tech Certificate (Diesel General Service Tech)
diesel-gen-svc-tech-ct-ws

Veterinary Technician Program
196

Veterinary Technology Degree (AAS)
vet-tech-aas-ws

Web Design Fast-Track Certificate
web-design-ft-ct-ws

Web Development Emphasis -- CIT (AAS)
web-dev-emph-aas-ws

Welding
welding-emph-aas-ws

Welding Emphasis -- Mfg. Tech (AAS)
welding-emph-aas-ws

Welding: Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) -- Skills Certificate
weld-fcaw-gtaw-skc-ws

Welding: Shielded Metal Arc-Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc-Welding (GMAW) -- Skills Certificate
weld-smaw-gmaw-skc-ws

Welding Technology -- Mfg. Tech Certificate
welding-tech-ct-ws

Wind Energy Emphasis -- Energy Tech (AAS)
wind-energy-emph-aas-ws

Wind Energy Technician -- Skills Certificate
wind-energy-tech-skc-ws

Section C: Common Course Numbering Changes
209

Section D: Course Descriptions
courses

Pre-Requisite Statement
218

Accounting
courses-a

Air Conditioning
courses-a

American Sign Language
221

Anthropology
221

Architectural Design
222

Architectural Design Tech
224

Art
225

Astronomy
227

Automotive
227

Aviation
229

Biology
courses-b

Building Inspection
232

Business
232

Chemistry
courses-c

CISCO
235

Clinical Lab Specialist
235

Communications
236

Community Health Sciences
236

Computer Aided Drafting and Design
236

Computer and Office Technology
237

Computer Engineering
238

Computer Information Technology
238

Computer Science
242

Construction
242

Cooperative Education
243

Core Humanities
244

Counseling and Personal Dev
244

Criminal Justice
245

Culinary Arts
247

Dance
courses-d

Dental Assisting
250

Dental Hygiene
252

Diesel Tech
254

Dietetic Tech (Nutrition)
302

Drafting
255

Early Childhood Education
courses-e

Economics
259

Educ Leadership and Psychology
260

Education Teacher Prep
260

Electrical and Mechanical Technology
261

Emergency Medical Service
261

Energy
264

Engineering
265

English
266

English Skills Center
270

Entrepreneurship
270

Environmental Science
courses-f

Fire Science Tech
courses-f

French
273

Geography
courses-g

Geology
courses-g

German
275

Graphic Communications
276

Hebrew
courses-h

History
courses-h

Human Dev and Family Studies
282

Humanities
282

Information Systems
courses-i

Italian
courses-i

Japanese
courses-j

Journalism
courses-j

Law/Paralegal
courses-l

Logistics Management
287

Machine Tool Technology
courses-m

Management
290

Manufact and Prod Tech
290

Marketing
291

Mathematics
291

Mechanical Engineering
294

Mechanical Technology
294

Mental Health
295

Military Occupations
296

Music
297

Nursing
courses-n

Nutrition
302

Occupational Safety and Health
courses-o-p

Paralegal (Law/Paralegal)
courses-l

Philosophy
courses-o-p

Physical Education
305

Physics
307

Political Science
308

Portuguese
309

Psychology
310

Radiologic Technology
courses-r

Reading
313

Real Estate
courses-s

Russian
courses-s

Social Work
courses-s

Sociology
courses-s

Spanish
316

Surveying
courses-t

Theater
courses-t

Veterinary Technology
courses-v

Welding
courses-w

Wildland Fire Science
323

Women's Studies
323

Section E: Faculty and Staff
facstaff

Section F: Appendices
appendices

Appendix A: Admission to the College
app-a

Appendix B: Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges
app-b

Appendix C: Transfer Credit Policy on the Evaluation of Previous Training and Education
app-c

Appendix D: Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
app-d-e

Appendix E: Progression Standards for Students Receiving Veterans Education Benefits
app-d-e

Appendix F: Progression Standards for F-1 International Students on TMCC's I-20
app-f-g

Appendix G: Statement of Policy in Accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
app-f-g

Appendix H: TMCC Libraries
app-h

Appendix I: Traffic and Parking Regulations
app-i

Appendix J: Regulations Concerning Student Sponsored Events
app-j

Appendix K: Regulations Concerning Off-Campus Organizations
app-k

Appendix L: Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Students
app-l

Appendix M: Grievance Procedures Relating to Equal Opportunity
app-m

Appendix N: NSHE Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Complaint Procedure Board of Regents Handbook
app-n

Appendix O: Drug and Alcohol Prevention Policy
app-o

Appendix P: Safety and Security
app-p

Appendix Q: Religious Holiday Observations
app-q-r-s

Appendix R: Policy on Unsupervised Children
app-q-r-s

Appendix S: Student Bill of Rights
app-q-r-s

Appendix T: Policy for Implementation and Awarding of the Continuing Education Unit
app-t

Appendix U: Placement Cut Scores
app-u

Addendum (June 2014)
addendum

Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Machining (Manufacturing Technologies -- Certificate)
387

Geothermal Energy Emphasis (Energy Technologies Degree -- AAS)
388

Power Plant Operator (Energy Technologies -- Certificate)
389

Machining Emphasis (Manufacturing Technologies Degree -- AAS)
390

Welding Emphasis (Manufacturing Technologies Degree -- AAS)
391

Welding Technology (Manufacturing Technologies -- Certificate)
392