Field 3

3.3)  Program Curriculum Plan

Description of curriculum organization (suggested items to include for the undergraduate program proposals are a sample 2-year curriculum plan and program sheet), degree requirements, admission policies, advising and counseling, and other aspects of the program, with reference to its objectives.

List the courses within the program.

 

Example from Teaching (AA-Associate in Arts) modification:

Curriculum Organization
 
The Associate in Arts in Teaching degree provides the opportunity for students to jumpstart their professional career path by offering education courses embedded with Service Learning, blending theory with practical applicaton. The AAT degree is 62 credits, which includes a rigorous core of pre-professional education courses, preparation and presentation of a teaching portfolio and preparation to take the Praxis I exam. The program is designed to be flexible with courses offered "face to face", day and evening at Leeward Community College, Pearl City,  Leeward CC Waianae, and via distance learning.
 
General Education Foundations:
FW: ENG 100, 100E or ESL 100
FS: PHIL 110, or Math 100, 111, 103 or higher
FG: One course from two different groups
        A. ANTH 151, ART 175, HIST 151
        B. ANTH 152, ART 176, HIST 152
        C. GEOG 151, MUS 107, REL 150
 
Diversification:
 
3 credits DA
3 credits Social Sciences not from the PSY area
 
Diversification Natural Sciences:
3 credits Diversification Biological Science (DB)
3 credits Diversification Physical Science (DP)
1 credit Lab science: the lab must match the DB or DP course
 
Graduation Requirements:
 
ENG 200 (3 cr)
HWST 107 (3 cr)
PSY 100 (3 cr)
PSY 240 or FAMR 230 (3 cr)
A Third Science: May be a second DB, DP or come from the DO group
Oral Communication: Select one course from the following list: SP 151, 200, or 251 (3 cr)
 
Required Courses
 
Core education courses: All are offered every semester, in class and on-line
ED 285 Intro. to Classroom Management (3 cr)
ED 290 Foundations of Education (3 cr)
ED 291 Language and Literacy I (3 cr)
ED 294 Intro. to Multicultural Education (3 cr)
ED 295 Service Learning  (1 cr)                                        13 credits of core courses required
 
Education Electives: At least four electives are offered each semester in class and on-line
ED 100 Introduction to Education  (3 cr)
ED 286 Exceptional Needs I (3 cr)
ED 287 Exceptional Needs II (3 cr)
ED 292 Develping Language and Literacy II (3 cr)
ED 296 Intro. to Art, Music and Movement in the Classroom (3 cr)
ED 279 Educational Media & Technology (3 cr)
ED 284 Foundations of Inclusion in Teaching (3cr)
ED 289 Psychology for Teaching and Learning (3 cr)
Math 112 Math for Elementary Education Teachers II (3 cr)         6 credits are required

The AAT degree is 62 credits
 
Students pursuing secondary education may opt to choose two content courses (total six credits) in their chosen discipline. For example: Math, Science, English, Music, Social Sciences, Art, etc.. See AAT counselor for details.
 
The AAT program has a dedicated counselor who meets with students regularly to provide advising and counseling services.  Students are encouraged to take at least one education course each semester (along with three to four liberal arts courses). Our counselor also  advises students regarding their transfer options.
                

Example from Accounting (CA-Certificate of Achievement) modification:

The program consists of general education courses including oral and written communications, general business courses to provide a strong business foundation, and specific accounting courses to prepare students for entry level jobs in bookkeeping and accounting.   Admission and counseling is consistent with other programs at the college. (No special admission requirements.)

   PROPOSED MODIFICATION

 

First Semester Requirements                                                            Credits

ACC 124* College Accounting I (3............................................................... 3

      or ACC 201* Financial Accounting (3)

BUSN 188 Business Calculations............................................................... 3

MGT 121 Customer Service (3)................................................................... 3

SP 151 Personal and Public Speech (3)...................................................... 3

BUS 101 Business Computer Systems (3).................................................. 3

      or BUSN 131 Computerized Spreadsheets – MS® Excel(2)

      and BUSN137 Computerized Databases – MS® Access(1)

      Credits............................................................................................. 15

 

Second Semester Requirements                                                                           Credits

ACC 125* College Accounting II (3)............................................................ 3

      or ACC 202* Managerial Accounting (3)

ENG 100 Composition I or equivalent (3)................................................. ... 3

ACC 132  Payroll & Hawai‘i GE Taxes (3)............................................ ...... 3

BUS 120 Principles of Business (3)............................................................ 3

ACC 134 Income Tax Preparation (3).......................................................... 3

BUSN 166 Professional Employment Preparation (1).................................... 1

  (A.S. students may take this in their fourth semester)

       Credits............................................................................................ 16

Total Certificate Credits.........................................................................31

 

*Combination of Introductory Accounting Courses 

For Certificate of Achievement

 ACC 124 and ACC 125                    

 ACC 201 and ACC 202                    

 

Example from Software Developer (CO-Certificate of Competence) new:

This certificate contains these three ICS courses:
ICS 211 Introduction to Computer Science II (3)
ICS 212 Program Structure (3)
ICS 241 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science II (3)

These three courses are taught at Leeward CC as part of the AS in ICS. This certificate will use the same admission, advising, and counseling resources as the ICS program. To earn the certificate, a minimum of a "C" grade in each of the courses is required.