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UNIVERSITY CATALOG 2012
Fourth Edition
22952 Alcalde Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: (888) 384-0849 ∼ Fax: (949) 707-2978
7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Monday – Friday)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.allied.edu
KEY STAFF AND FACULTY
Charlotte Hislop, President/CEO
Alex Lazo, Ph.D., Provost
Bill Luton, Ph.D., Dean of Business
Timothy Perez, Dean of Computer Information Systems
Patricia Drown, Ph.D., Dean of Criminal Justice & General Studies
C.J. Bishop, Registrar/Institutional Research Officer
Lindsay Oglesby, Admissions Director
Barbara Jobin, Career Center Manager
Hugo Aguilar, Chief Financial Officer
Richard Madrigal, Financial Aid Officer
As a prospective student at Allied American University, you are encouraged to review this catalog
prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the student
performance fact sheet which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
This catalog is not a contract between the student, AAU, or any party or parties. Reasonable effort
was made at the time this document was created to ensure that all policies and provisions of this
catalog were correct. AAU reserves the right to make changes and addendums to current policy as
required. Students affected by policy changes will be advised by a message in the iBoard learning
system.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ..............................................................................................................................................2
ACCREDITATION AND STATE APPROVAL ............................................................................................3
National Accreditation .................................................................................................................. 3
Regional Accreditation.................................................................................................................. 3
The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education .................................................................... 3
MISSION, VISION, INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES, AND CORE VALUES .....................................4
Mission Statement ......................................................................................................................... 4
Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ILOs) .................................................................... 4
Core Values ..................................................................................................................................... 5
Student’s Bill of Rights ................................................................................................................. 6
Academic Freedom ......................................................................................................................... 7
ADMISSIONS ....................................................................................................................................................7
Application and Enrollment Process .......................................................................................... 7
International Students................................................................................................................. 10
Non-Degree Seeking Students .................................................................................................. 11
Program Entrance Exams ............................................................................................................ 12
AAU Orientation .......................................................................................................................... 12
Re-admitted Students .................................................................................................................. 12
Certificate Program Options ...................................................................................................... 13
Degree Options............................................................................................................................. 14
Change of Major / Program Policy ............................................................................................ 14
ACADEMIC INFORMATION....................................................................................................................... 14
Academic Affairs .......................................................................................................................... 14
Instructional Model ..................................................................................................................... 14
Course Load................................................................................................................................... 15
Faculty and Instruction ............................................................................................................... 16
Outcomes Assessment ................................................................................................................. 18
UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND QUALIFICATIONS ................................................................................ 19
TUITION, FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE .................................................................................. 34
Tuition & Fee Schedule............................................................................................................... 34
Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of AAU............................. 34
Financial Assistance .................................................................................................................... 35
Approved Payment Programs .................................................................................................... 35
Federal Student Loan Deferment .............................................................................................. 38
ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND SCHEDULE OF UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS .................................... 42
University Holidays ..................................................................................................................... 44
STUDENT AFFAIRS........................................................................................................................................ 44
Registrar ......................................................................................................................................... 44
Program Success Advocates (PSA) ............................................................................................ 44
VA Notification ............................................................................................................................ 45
AAU Career Assistance Program............................................................................................... 45
HONORS ........................................................................................................................................................... 46
Graduation with Honors............................................................................................................. 46
Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society ............................................................................................ 46
LIBRARY SERVICES ....................................................................................................................................... 47
UNIVERSITY POLICIES ................................................................................................................................ 48
Academic Honesty ....................................................................................................................... 48
Course Census .............................................................................................................................. 51
Administrative Withdrawal ....................................................................................................... 52
Official Course Withdrawal ....................................................................................................... 52
Official Institutional Withdrawal ............................................................................................. 52
Unofficial Withdrawal Policy .................................................................................................... 52
Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy ...................................................................................... 53
Exit Survey..................................................................................................................................... 54
Attendance Policy ........................................................................................................................ 54
Assignment Submission ............................................................................................................. 54
Late Assignment Policy............................................................................................................... 54
Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy ........................................................................ 55
Return to Title IV Funds (R2T4)................................................................................................ 56
Complaint Procedure ................................................................................................................... 59
Conduct Policy .............................................................................................................................. 59
Gatekeeper Courses ..................................................................................................................... 60
Course Repeat Policy ................................................................................................................... 60
Credit Transfer Policy ................................................................................................................. 61
Grading Policy .............................................................................................................................. 63
Graduation Policy ........................................................................................................................ 70
Grievance Policy ........................................................................................................................... 71
Leave of Absence .......................................................................................................................... 72
Proctored Examination Policy .................................................................................................... 74
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy ......................................................................... 75
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ........................................................... 80
Policy on Honorary Degrees ...................................................................................................... 81
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ............................................................................................................ 82
Americans with Disabilities Act ............................................................................................... 82
Student Tuition Recovery Fund Disclosures .......................................................................... 83
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS .............................................................................................................. 84
Hardware Requirements: ............................................................................................................ 84
Student must have a PC or Mac-based computer to participate in the course. ...................... 84
Software Requirements............................................................................................................... 85
UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS ........................................................................................................................... 85
Certificate Programs .................................................................................................................... 85
Degree Programs .......................................................................................................................... 99
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ................................................................................... 131
APPENDIX OF CHANGES .......................................................................................................................... 162
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INTRODUCTION
History
Allied Business Schools, Inc. (Allied Schools) opened its doors nearly 20 years ago with a
vision to provide students with a convenient, self-paced way to complete training for indemand careers. Since 1992, Allied Schools’ certificate and diploma courses have enabled
working professionals, stay-at-home parents, military service members, and disabled
individuals to get the training and credentials they need for career advancement,
professional development, or personal growth through the convenience and affordability of
distance education.
From an initial concentration in real estate training, Allied Schools has expanded its
educational products to include online business, health care, and a more extensive line of
real estate licensing and certification courses. The online format enables students to
complete their education at any time and from anywhere around the world.
Today, there are more than 250 faculty and staff in the entire Allied family with a shared
goal of providing the highest level of support possible in every Allied program. This
foundation of history and success in offering educational opportunity provides the gateway
for Allied American University (AAU) to offer undergraduate degree and certificate
programs to meet a variety of academic needs.
Allied American University is dedicated to providing the type of education that students
need to succeed in today’s competitive environment. The University, a division of Allied
Business Schools, Inc., was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance
Education and Training Council in June of 2008.
AAU offers Associate and Bachelor’s Degree programs in Business Administration,
Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, and General Studies as well as
Certification Programs in the fields of Business Administration, Computer Information
Systems, Criminal Justice, and Healthcare. The University delivers student-centered
academic programs in an online distance learning environment that allows students to
pursue their degree from the comfort of their home, workplace, or wherever they choose to
study.
Allied Schools has never had a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor
in possession, or has not reorganized under Chapter 11 of the United States bankruptcy
code (11 U.S.C. Sec 1101 et seg).
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ACCREDITATION AND STATE APPROVAL
National Accreditation
Allied American University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance
Education and Training Council (www.detc.org). The DETC is located at 1601 18th Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20009-2529 and may be contacted by phone at (202) 234-5100 or fax at
(202) 332-1386.
The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the
U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a
recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Regional Accreditation
Allied American University has applied for Eligibility from the Senior College Commission
of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. WASC has reviewed the application
and determined that Allied American University is eligible to proceed with an application
for Candidacy for Accreditation. A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with
the Accrediting Commission nor does it ensure eventual accreditation; it is a preliminary
finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within four years of
its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy status with the Accrediting
Commission. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to the institution or to WASC at
www.wascsenior.org or at 510-748-9001.
California State Approval
Allied American University is a private institution which is approved to operate by the
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), institution no. 24255659.
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily
answered by AAU may be directed to:
The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 431-6959 ∼ (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897
Website: www.bppe.ca.gov
email: [email protected]
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MISSION, VISION, INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES, AND CORE VALUES
Mission Statement
Allied American University is committed to providing online distance education degree
programs for a diverse population of adult learners in a student-centered academic
environment. The curriculum offered by AAU is continuously evaluated to ensure a
practical nature and a focus on both established and emerging occupations. AAU’s strategic
plan is to create a true academic culture by emphasizing faculty-driven educational
programs that lead to the acquisition of knowledge and skills, measured by a formal
institutional research process, which empowers students to achieve the outcomes of
information literacy, career advancement, personal enrichment, leadership, and service to
the community.
Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
 Information Literacy: AAU graduates will be able to research, evaluate, and
effectively use information to accomplish a specific purpose.
 Technological Competency: AAU graduates will solve problems using appropriate
technological tools.
 Ethical Leadership: AAU graduates will demonstrate ethical leadership in the
workplace and in society.
 Scientific Reasoning: AAU graduates will analyze issues and solve problems by
applying the scientific method to address empirical issues and solve appropriate
problems.
 Diversity/Global Literacy: AAU graduates will apply globally diverse perspectives
to analyzing problems and developing solutions.
 Quantitative Reasoning/Literacy: AAU graduates will apply advanced
mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems.
 Communication: AAU graduates will model higher order skills of communication,
presenting clear concise arguments, exercise persuasion, and present effective logic,
through oral and written discourse.
 Critical Analysis and Reasoning: AAU graduates will apply critical thinking and
problem solving skills to analyze content, discover meaning or significance, draw
conclusions, formulate solutions, and monitor results.
 Lifelong Learning: AAU graduates will demonstrate a commitment to lifelong
learning.
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Core Values
The core values are a set of principles that are aligned with the University’s mission and
guide the practice and development of curriculum, faculty, students, and staff.
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Ethics – Foster a learning environment that promotes responsible, principled
behavior which respects the dignity of all members of the community. Students
develop interests and acquire knowledge from multiple fields such as economics, the
environment, and ethics as well as demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
scientific, historical, and social phenomena.
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Integrity – Conduct all activities in an ethical manner that is both open and
collaborative. Commit to practices that are fair, honest, and objective in dealing with
students, faculty members, staff, and stakeholders at all levels of the community.
Students and faculty are expected to adhere to academic integrity, the highest ethical
standards, and professional conduct in all processes and practices. AAU endeavors
to systematically and effectively plan, oversee, evaluate, and improve its program
objectives to ensure the academic quality and integrity of its academic programs and
the semester credits and degrees awarded.
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Open Access – Provide opportunities for lifelong educational options for all student
populations, including non-traditional and underserved communities. Broaden
access to degree programs for underserved populations through distance education
technologies. AAU provides access to online library resources and services that
assist students to meet the objectives of the degree program through Library and
Information Resources Network (LIRN).
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Diversity – Embrace and promote diversity in policies and practices to prepare
students to live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse workplace and
society.
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Student Service – Strive to ensure that curriculum, delivery, and support services:
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Respond to inquiries, requests, and concerns in an appropriate and timely
manner
Monitor operations in a continuous process of self-assessment and invite
external evaluations by public agencies
Remain accountable to students and to the public to fulfill the educational
mission
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Quality – Provide educational programs that lead to the acquisition of measurable
knowledge and skills necessary to achieve information literacy, career advancement,
personal enrichment, leadership, and service to the community. To ensure program
quality, the University assesses practices, policies, and procedures on an ongoing
basis to strengthen the overall effectiveness of curriculum, instructional delivery,
and operations. AAU maintains a commitment to meet or exceed standards set forth
by accrediting and regulatory bodies in all quality control aspects of educational
activities, outcomes, and support services.
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Effective Written and Oral Communication – Strive to develop effective oral and
written communication student skills that lead to the clear expression of ideas,
feelings, and information. Develop competence in communication, critical thinking,
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collaboration, and information utilization together with an interest in lifelong
learning to enhance opportunities for sustained success.
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Critical Thinking – Enable students to develop a disciplined process of
conceptualizing, analyzing, and applying information to use in their daily lives.
Critical thinking students reflect broad analytical habits of thought, with a particular
emphasis on critical thinking. Graduates should have an awareness of both the
power and limitations of knowledge, an appreciation for the necessity of a historical
grounding in all areas of inquiry, and the acquisition of those skills to identify,
evaluate, and use evidence judiciously to fashion well-reasoned and persuasive
arguments.
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Respect for the Value of Learning – The University values intellectual curiosity,
along with academic excellence, in the lives of its students. It is AAU’s belief that
these values will enable students to achieve greater personal and professional
growth that will benefit them at home, on the job, and in their communities.
Therefore, as a result of their studies in the general education curriculum, graduates
should:
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Be able to reason critically about the various ethical dimensions of society.
Value service to their local community and to broader causes at the national and
international level.
Value and demonstrate compassion, justice, and mutual respect for all individuals
regardless of their physical differences or differences in viewpoints.
Assume positions of leadership and high responsibility in all phases of society.
Student’s Bill of Rights
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You have the right to receive regular and organized instruction and guidance that is
consistent with the objectives of the course and program in which you are enrolled.
You have the right to have your course grade determined only by academic
achievement that is consistent with the objectives of the course.
You have the right to have assignments graded and returned within a reasonable
amount of time (see “Grading Policy” in Student Handbook).
You have the right to discuss and receive clarification on course content from your
instructor, either during posted office hours or during a scheduled appointment.
You have the right to use all AAU educational resources in accordance with the rules
concerning their use.
You have the right to freedom of expression, including the right to dissent, protest,
and/or take reasoned exception to the information and views offered in any course.
You have the right to fair and reasonable treatment by all members of the AAU
community.
You have the right to the opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits of
programs offered at AAU. No one may be excluded on the basis of disability, race,
ethnicity, national origin, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, or economic status.
You have the right to inspect and review your own educational records and to
request the amendment of these records if you feel they are inaccurate or misleading.
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If you feel that your rights have been violated, you have the right to bring a
grievance before the AAU administration (see "Grievance Policy" in Student
Handbook).
Academic Freedom
Allied American University adheres to the following principles of academic freedom. As a
higher education institution, AAU holds the pursuit of education in highest regard and
strives to provide an environment that promotes the pursuit of truth and mutual respect to
support the generation of new knowledge and reasoned argument based on scholarly
justification. Students and faculty are expected to adhere to academic integrity, the highest
ethical standards, and professional conduct in all processes and practices. It is reasonable
that the teaching and learning environments will be open to diverse opinions and voices
and that the same course content can be presented in multiple ways in order to achieve the
same outcome goals. Teaching and learning styles may differ, and it is not unexpected that
differences in styles, opinions, and approaches may lead to conflict or grievances.
Toward these ends and in respect for diversity, the following guidelines should be followed:
1. Allied American University recognizes that each faculty member will express his or
her opinions and philosophies freely without censorship. Concurrently, it is
important that faculty members realize their responsibility to this University to make
their students understand that their expression does not represent the opinions of
Allied American University.
2. The thorough discussion of topics from diverse perspectives within the faculty
members’ subject is encouraged. Controversial subject matter outside of each faculty
member’s area of expertise is strongly discouraged within taught courses.
3. Faculty members are encouraged to research and publish such research in addition
to the fulfillment of their normal academic duties. However, no research may be
conducted using AAU students, about AAU students, or on or about the AAU
teaching and learning model without formal approval from Allied American
University.
ADMISSIONS
Application and Enrollment Process
Allied American University’s admissions policy is oriented to adult learners, including
military members, who typically have previously completed undergraduate level courses,
military training, or earned credit by examination.
Prospective students are required to complete and submit an online application for
admission. Students will be charged a $35 application fee during registration. Applications
fees for military students, their dependants, and veterans will be waived. In the application,
students will submit their current contact information, previous education, employment
information, declare a program, and answer survey questions.
Students will receive a letter from admissions if their application has been approved. If an
application is deferred, the student will be asked to respond to specific questions so that the
Application Review Committee can try and determine if the student can be successful in an
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online school environment. The Application Review Committee will make a final decision
to approve or deny an application based on the student’s response to the question(s). The
student’s responses will be documented in his or her student record.
To be admitted to the university, a student must submit evidence of a high school diploma,
GED® certificate, or an international equivalent. In lieu of submitting proof of high school
graduation, a student may submit official transcripts from an accredited college or
university showing a minimum of 12 credits that transfer and apply to the program being
pursued at AAU. The 12 college level semester credits must have been completed with a
“C“ or higher for each course at an accredited postsecondary institution.
AAU will accept the following documents as proof of high school graduation:
∼ High School Transcript
∼ High School Diploma
∼ GED® Certificate
∼ DD-214
∼ DD-1966
∼ DA- 669
∼ BIR (Basic Individual Record, USMC)
∼ Page Four of service record (US Navy)
∼ Education and Training Record (USAF)
∼ College Transcript showing 12 transferrable credits
Non-degree seeking students looking to fulfill licensing requirements must submit evidence
of their state-issued license (which must be in good standing with the regulatory agency in
the issuing state) in lieu of a high school diploma.
Students have the option to submit an Attestation Form while obtaining their high school
completion documentation in order to register for courses. Students who submit the
Attestation Form are required to submit their high school completion documentation within
16 weeks of admission to the university. Students who do not provide the proper
documentation during that timeframe will be withdrawn from the university and no
documentation will be released. Students utilizing Title IV funds are not able to utilize the
Attestation Form.
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an
enrollment agreement. You are encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet,
which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
Step 1: Apply Online
The application process is simplified to reduce processing time. Prospective AAU students
complete an online application that can be accessed from the website, www.allied.edu.
Applicants indicate whether they will pursue a Certificate, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s
Degree and then will choose an academic degree program, such as Business Administration,
Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, or General Studies.
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Step 2: Enrollment Process
Soon after the application has been received by AAU’s Admissions Department, the
prospective student is contacted by an admissions representative whose mission is to inform
the applicant about AAU’s available programs and assist throughout the enrollment
process. Essential documents, including transcripts for credit transfer, enrollment
agreement, military service forms, and payment method, are collected by the admissions
representative by email, fax, and mail.
Step 3: Transfer Credit Evaluation
As soon as the prospective student and the admissions representative have completed the
application requirements, the information is sent to the Registrar for credit evaluation.
Students looking to transfer credit to AAU must submit transcripts from post-secondary
schools attended to the admissions department for evaluation along with a $25 transfer
credit evaluation fee. The $25 transcript evaluation fee is waived for military students, their
dependants, and veterans.
Transcripts are not required for a first time or non-degree seeking students.
An unofficial transcript, which may be sent from the applicant to AAU, is accepted to
facilitate the credit evaluation.
It is the student’s responsibility to submit official transcript(s) before the end of the first
semester for any applied transfer credit to remain on their degree plan. When official
transcripts are not received, transfer credits associated with missing transcripts will be
removed. In these cases, students will be required to satisfy the remaining course
requirements to earn their degree or certificate.
If official transcripts are received at a later date, those credits may be re-applied to the
student’s degree plan. Students will not be credited or reimbursed for any coursework
taken at AAU to replace any removed transfer credit.
An assessment is generated listing all transferable course work. The assessment is used to
generate the Degree Plan.
Step 4: Creation of the Degree Plan
After the transcripts are evaluated, transfer credit is articulated to the selected program. A
personalized degree plan showing the transferred credit, along with remaining courses
required to graduate, is created and sent to the applicant. The admissions representative
contacts the prospective student at this point and answers any questions related to the
degree plan or the enrollment process. For students using VA benefits, all transcripts from
former institutions must be evaluated for possible award of transfer credit. Repeating
courses at different educational institutions may result in an overpayment, and the VA may
request repayment. See Student Affairs section, Academic Status.
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Step 5: Placement Exams
All students must satisfy the placement requirement for English and Mathematics prior to
registering for courses. The purpose of this requirement is to place students into a course
that is appropriate for their level of competency. Non degree seeking students are not
required to satisfy the placement exam requirement, unless they wish to enroll in an English
or Mathematics course.
The placement exam requirement can be satisfied in one of the three following ways:
1. Transfer courses from other institutions that satisfy the AAU entry-level courses in
both English and Mathematics (final determination on transfer credit to be made by
Office of Registrar)
2. Complete the Placement Examinations
3. Waive the Placement Examinations
If students do not have appropriate transfer credit, they must either complete or waive the
Placement Examinations. Students will have the opportunity to complete the examinations
only at the start of their programs. If they elect to not take one or both of the examinations,
students must complete the appropriate waiver form, in which they confirm their
understanding that they will not have another opportunity to take the examinations after
admission to the university.
Admissions representatives are responsible for placing students into the appropriate
placement exams during the admissions process. All placement exams must be completed,
waived, or satisfied by transfer credit prior to registering for courses their first semester.
Step 6: Getting Started
Once the degree plan is accepted and an enrollment agreement is signed and processed, the
applicant officially becomes a student. If a student has any outstanding documents, AAU
will not release any official records.
International Students
Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered for
admission to Allied American University on the basis of academic preparation and personal
qualifications.
Please note:
∼ AAU does not offer English language services, including instruction.
∼ All instruction at AAU is conducted in English.
∼ AAU does not provide visa services, does not vouch for student status, or assist with
any associated charges
To apply:
Step 1: Submit an online application
Prospective AAU students complete an online application that can be accessed from the
website, www.allied.edu. Applicants indicate whether they will pursue a Certificate,
Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree and then will choose an academic degree program
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such as Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, or
General Studies.
Step 2: Academic Documentation
Prospective AAU students send official copies of transcripts from secondary schools,
colleges, and universities to AAU. Transcripts in languages other than English must be
accompanied by a certified translation.
Foreign Transcript Evaluation:
Transcripts for comparable university-level courses completed in a country other than the
United States must be evaluated by an outside credential evaluation company before they
are submitted to AAU. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(www.naces.org) members are acceptable sources for foreign credential evaluation and
translation services.
Step 3: TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Students who indicate on their application that English is not their primary language will be
required to take one of the following English proficiency exams:
∼ Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 on the
TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test) or a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL iBT (Internet
Based Test).
∼ International English Test (IELTS) exam with a minimum score of 6.0.
∼ English Proficiency Exam (EPE), which is administered by Allied American
University and based on TOEFL.
Allied American University does not have a responsibility to find or assist a student in
finding housing, since our programs are non-residential.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Allied American University welcomes individuals who are not seeking a degree from the
University but wish to continue their education for college credit. Non-degree seeking
students are individuals who may be taking coursework for personal enrichment, job
enhancement, or certification. Non-degree seeking students may either enroll in individual
courses or enroll into a certificate program.
Non-degree seeking students must formally apply and are subject to all policies and
procedures that apply to undergraduate students, as outlined in this catalog. These
students must show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent. Transcripts (prior college
and/or military training) are not required to enroll as a non-degree seeking student. There
are no additional fees, and tuition is the same regardless of the student status.
AAU encourages non-degree seeking students to apply their earned credit toward a degree.
A non-degree seeking student who later decides to pursue a degree plan will be required to
supply transcripts for prior college and military training credit. An AAU representative will
assist students desiring to make this change.
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Program Entrance Exams
Certain programs may require students to complete an entrance exam prior to enrollment.
Admissions representatives are responsible for placing students into the appropriate
entrance exam during the admissions process. Any student who does not pass a program
required entrance exam will not be allowed to enroll in that particular program.
Students who wish to declare a major of Computer Information Systems (CIS) will be
required to take and successfully pass the CIS Entrance Exam. Should a student not pass the
exam, he or she has the option of submitting a written appeal to the Dean of Computer
Information Systems, indicating why an exception should be made. Any decision by the
Dean is final.
Students enrolling in a CIS Bachelor Program who already hold an Associates Degree from
an approved accredited program in Computer Information Systems, Information Systems,
Information Technology or Computer Science will not be required to take CIS Entrance
Exam. For an associate’s degree with a title that varies from one these, the Dean of CIS will
make a determination as to its applicability with regard to this policy.
AAU Orientation
Students wishing to enroll into AAU programs are required to successfully complete the
AAU new student orientation. The orientation course is offered at no cost to the student
and is a non-semester credit course. Students are required to successfully complete the
orientation course prior to the start of their first semester. The purpose of this course is to
expose students to AAU’s policies, prepare them for what they will experience during their
semester, and to help students learn how to navigate and find information through our
iBoard learning platform.
In order for a student to schedule the new student orientation, they must have an approved
admissions application on file. Admissions representatives are responsible for scheduling
students into orientation prior to the start of the students first semester. Students who
complete all admissions requirements and successfully complete orientation will be granted
acceptance into the university.
Any student who does not successfully complete orientation will have to defer their start
date and will not be admitted into the university. These students must go through the
admissions department to schedule another orientation course. Any student who does not
successfully complete the orientation course after two attempts will not be admitted into the
university.
Re-admitted Students
A student who wishes to return to AAU and has left under the following circumstances will
be required to re-apply for admission.
∼ Newly admitted student who did not register for courses within 6 months of
admission
∼ Continuing students who fail to register for a new semester within one year
∼ Students who have been academically dismissed and are returning after being gone
more than one year.
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Re-admitted students will be required to submit a new application for admission. All
students who are re-admitted will be subject to the current policies, procedures, and
program requirements in the catalog that are in effect at the time they are re-admitted.
Students who wish to keep the program requirements that were in place at their last
enrollment will have the right to appeal with the Dean. All appeals must be made prior to
signing a new enrollment agreement. Students must submit a written request directed to
the dean and will receive a written response within 15 business days.
Military students returning from a deployment will be re-admitted at their original rate of
pursuit within the same program as when they left. Please refer to military deployment
provisions policy for more details.
Certificate Program Options
Allied American University offers twenty-seven different certificate programs. These
certificates are offered through the degree programs as noted. Introduction type includes
courses from 100 and 200 level with all prerequisites included. General type includes courses
from 100, 200, 300, 400 level with course prerequisites included. Advanced type includes
courses from 300 and 400 levels.
Business Administration
∼ Introduction - Business
∼ Introduction - Marketing
∼ Introduction - Office Management
∼ Introduction - California Real Estate
∼ Introduction - Real Estate
∼ Introduction - Solar Energy
∼ Introduction - Finance
∼ General - Management
The Business of Healthcare
∼ Introduction - Pharmacy Technician
∼ Introduction - Medical Administrative Assistant
∼ Introduction - Medical Billing
∼ Introduction - Medical Coding
Students are encouraged to refer to their individual state requirements for licensure or certification in
regards to the certificates above.
Computer Information Systems
∼ Introduction - Computer Programming
∼ Introduction - Computer Applications
∼ General - Web Design
∼ General - IT Management
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Criminal Justice
∼ Introduction - Criminal Justice
∼ Introduction - Criminal Investigations
∼ Introduction - Homeland Security
∼ Introduction - Law Enforcement
∼ Introduction - Private Security
∼ Introduction - Security Studies
∼ Introduction - Understanding Terrorism
∼ General - Corrections
∼ General - Terrorism and Security
∼ Advanced - Forensic Investigations
∼ Advanced - Law Enforcement II
Please refer to the Programs and Course Catalog section at the end of this catalog for details.
Please note that programs and courses are subject to change at the discretion of the
University.
Degree Options
Allied American University offers eight degrees in four program areas:
∼ Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
∼ Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
∼ Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
∼ Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with or without a
concentration
Change of Major / Program Policy
A student seeking to change their major and/or program should review the program
requirements and discuss the process with their Program Success Advocate. A student’s
satisfactory academic progress is determined by all courses completed at AAU regardless of
major or program.
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
Academic Affairs
The academic affairs department, through the Provost, primarily serves as the institutional
voice for curriculum research and selection, instructional design, course development,
faculty selection, articulation, student retention, outcomes assessment, and accreditation
oversight for the University.
Instructional Model
Allied American University’s goal is to provide a high-quality educational experience to
both students and faculty through online learning using innovative technologies and
teaching techniques.
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The instructional model is a traditional cohort, modified open-enrollment, conforming to the
following profile:
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∼
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A traditional cohort consists of one or more students.
Each enrollment has a fixed start date and end date.
Courses consist of eight modules. Each module is typically one week. There are
eight weeks in which students are required to submit discussion board posts,
module assignments, and the final exam.
The final course grade is submitted within three (3) days of the scheduled end date
of the course.
Allied American University does not offer or accept experiential credit.
Academic Sessions
Each session is comprised of 8-one week modules.
Academic Semester
Allied American University semesters are 16-weeks in length.
Course Load
Students are permitted to enroll in up to six semester credits (two courses) concurrently at
Allied American University. Enrollment in nine (three courses) or more semester credits
concurrently at Allied American University requires approval based on successful
completion of prior coursework taken at Allied American University or elsewhere.
Enrollment Status
A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credits over the 16-week semester
to be considered a full-time student. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six
semester credits over the 16-week semester to be considered half-time students. Students
enrolled in less than 12 semester credits during a semester are considered part-time
students.
A student may not be active in more than two courses concurrently. A student may enroll
in more than two courses during a semester.
For Financial Student Aid purposes, there are four enrollment statuses:
1. Full time: enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credits in a semester.
2. Three-Quarter (3/4) time: enrolled in 9 but less than 12 semester credits in a semester.
3. Half (½) time: enrolled in 6 but less than 9 semester credits in a semester.
4. Less than half (½) time: enrolled in less than 6 credits in a semester.
In accordance with standards established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, for
benefit calculation a VA student’s enrollment status is based on the number of semester
credits for which the student is registered during an enrollment period as defined by the
start and end date of a course(s).
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Class Level
Students who have completed less than 30 semester credits are considered freshman; 30-59.9
semester credits are sophomores; 60-89.9 semester credits are juniors; 90 semester credits
and above are seniors. Students’ class level will be calculated upon completion of their
semester.
Course Format and Access
AAU students access their courses through iBoard Learning Management System. This
course delivery platform features an easy-to-use student interface. iBoard is used by
students and faculty members for all course work, attendance, and grading. Supported by
the course instructor and the accompanying textbook, iBoard is the students’ online
classroom.
Every student is required to be enrolled in the Allied Online Orientation course, which is
non-semester credit and is included at no additional cost. Students are required to complete
the orientation course prior to starting their first AAU course. The purpose of the course is
to orient the student in navigating through iBoard, to understand the process for
successfully completing a course, and to utilize all helpful student resources.
Faculty and Instruction
Interaction with the course instructor is the front-line of academic support to students to
help them master the course content. AAU employs a traditional course structure of
multiple students (maximum ten) per faculty member. However, each student receives
personalized attention that is tailored to his or her individual needs and preferences.
The main academic goals are that the student master the course learning objectives and
complete all work within the course timeframe. The instructor’s main responsibility is to
work closely with the students to ensure their learning success. Faculty are responsible for
initiating contact with students through email at the start of the semester and to monitor
student interaction throughout the course by email, assignment submission and grading,
discussion boards, student-centered assignment feedback, and through a messaging system.
Continuous improvement and institutional effectiveness are essential to student satisfaction
and academic progress. As such, outreach efforts to foster student interaction for learning
purposes are continually evaluated by AAU faculty members and staff. Evaluation includes
student and faculty surveys and monitoring student engagement with AAU student
activities outside of coursework.
Evaluation of faculty by students is conducted as part of the "How Would You Grade Us,"
student end-of-course evaluation survey. There are items that pertain directly to the
evaluation of faculty. As with all items in this survey, student responses are reviewed
regularly (on a weekly basis) and based on comments any needed action is taken, up to and
including termination of faculty contract.
In addition, regular interaction takes place between students and Program Success
Advocates (PSAs), which includes evaluation of faculty. When appropriate, PSAs may
either work directly with faculty to remediate minor issues, or, in cases of grave violations
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on the part of faculty, issues are escalated to the Dean for remediation, which can include
action up to and including termination of faculty contract.
Participation
In order to earn full points for the discussion board, the student must make at least three
substantive posts in the discussion board for each week. One of the posts must be the
student’s main response to the discussion topic posted by the instructor as well as two
additional posts to fellow students or the instructor.
Discussion boards will close at the end of each week. After 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on
Sunday evenings, the discussion board closes. Students will be able to view all posts after
that time, but will not have the ability to make additional posts. Failure to participate in the
discussion board will impact the grade for the course. If outstanding circumstances prevent
a student from participating, the student should discuss these factors with the course
instructor prior to the end of the week in question.
Instructors assess the quality of the students’ contributions during the course by grading
each assignment. Assignments include check your understanding, homework, progress
tests, discussion board, and final exams. Each student is required to submit all assignments
and to take part in answering discussion board questions posted by the instructor and
contribute to the interactive discussions. Failure to complete assignments and maintain a
passing course grade of 2.00 or (“C”) grade or better will contribute to unsatisfactory
academic progress that carries various consequences.
If a student falls out of good standing, there are three types of academic status: warning,
probation, and dismissal.
Points for assignments and participation are awarded based on the following criteria.
Student’s work should:
∼ Demonstrate mastery of the course objectives
∼ Reflect original thought and reflection on the course topics
∼ Reflect content offered in the assigned course readings and feedback from the
instructor
∼ Demonstrate evidence of critical thinking, thorough reading, and analysis of the
material being studied and discussed
∼ Show evidence that the student distinguishes among different kinds of data (e.g.,
facts, opinions, assumptions, inferences, and evaluations)
∼ Show a willingness to test new ideas and risk comments that are not “safe”
∼ Reflect a willingness to interact with faculty by asking questions and challenging
ideas and conclusions. For example, in the discussion board students should avoid
merely making comments such as “That’s right” or “I agree.”
∼ Be substantiated and persuasively presented
Non-participation is characterized by lack of assignment submission and inadequate
contribution in threaded discussions. Non-participation will be monitored by both Program
Success Advocates and the instructor.
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Program Success Advocates and instructors will send warning emails to students who fail to
submit assignments or participate. The warning email will indicate that the students’
assignment grades and final course grade may fail to meet the minimum academic
standard.
Substantive Interaction
Only comments made in the discussion boards that are considered "substantive" will be
included in the evaluation of a student's score. Substantive comments are those that add
value to a discussion by introducing a new perspective that is related to the subject matter.
Simple (without explanation) agreement or disagreement with the discussion topic or with
comments posted by others does not constitute substantive interaction.
Outcomes Assessment
At the core of the University’s assessment process are the following principles:
∼ Identify clearly what the institution is trying to accomplish
∼ Develop measurable outcomes to determine the degree of institutional success in
achieving those outcomes
∼ Use qualitative and quantitative measures to identify the variables responsible for
strengths and weaknesses in the institution or in its programs
∼ Collect follow-up data to assess the effectiveness of changes made in the process
∼ Use a broad cross-section of methodologies to ensure that limitations of individual
instruments do not distort the measurement of complex attributes or outcomes
∼ Assessment measures will be selected to represent a range of assessment techniques:
quantitative and qualitative, standardized and customized, direct and indirect,
internal and external, to ensure a more comprehensive and rigorous assessment
process
In order to ensure academic excellence, AAU is committed to establishing a culture of
assessment that encourages voluntary self inquiry, promotes innovation and
experimentation in assessment methods, and supports efforts to become more reflective and
responsive. Assessment provides the data to affirm what the University does well and to
promote continuous improvement in all other areas.
The standard for assessment focuses on enhancing student learning and providing the
appropriate levels of educational and administrative support to fulfill the University’s
mission.
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UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND QUALIFICATIONS
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Bill Luton, Ph.D., Dean
Mazen Alkhatib, Ph.D.
Danielle Babb, Ph.D.
Linda Beach, M.B.P.A.
Nicholas Bergan, M.S.
Jennifer Biegala, M.M.
Christopher Boucher, M.B.A.
Mary Beth Boyer, M.A.
Brad Burgess, M.B.A.
Deborah Colon-Mateo, M.B.A.
Victoria Coreless, M.B.A.
Magdalena Cutler, Ph.D.
Mary Dereshiwsky, Ph.D.
Nikki Follis, M.B.A.
Ted Framan, M.B.A.
Paul Frankenhauser, Ph.D.
Jad Habchi, Ph.D.
Carol Hannon, M.B.A.
John Hannon, Ph.D.
Alireza Hassanzadeh, Ph.D.
Christina Joyner, M.A.
Joseph Kempker, Ph.D.
Tim Kenny, M.B.A.
Calvin Lathan, Ed.D.
Elizabeth Legault, M.A.
Sally Lozada, Ph.D.
Jim Luke, M.B.A.
Deborah Malenfant, M.B.A.
Gerardo Nogales, M.A.
John Obradovich, Ph.D.
Bharat Patel, M.S.
Michael Pitou, LL.M.
Laura Pogue, Ph.D.
Dezzie Prewitt, M.S.
Donna Riccobono, M.B.A.
Sheila Rojas, M.B.A.
Tracy Sipma, M.B.A.
Lisa Smart, Ph.D.
Diane Sykes, M.B.A.
Ashley Taylor, M.B.A.
Barbara-Leigh Tonelli, Ph.D.
Benjamin Tran, M.S.
Lisa Walker, M.B.A.
Debbie Wilson, M.Ed.
Robert Zimmerman, M.B.A.
Paula Zobish, Ph.D.
THE BUSINESS OF HEALTHCARE
Bill Luton, Ph.D., Dean
Kenyonn Demps, M.S.
Stephanie Harrell, Pharm.D.
Chassitty Loving, D.P.M.
Irene Ortiz-Colella, D.C.
Roy Krishna, Ph.D.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Tim Perez, M.S., Dean
Farooq Afzal, M.S.
Jenelle Davis, M.S.
Bianca Gilyot, M.S.
Shelley Pumphrey, M.S.
Tom Hutchinson, Ph.D.
Barbara Lennard, Ph.D.
Fred Lumpkin, M.S.
Benjamin Perez, M.S.
John Pi, M.B.A.
Shelly Pumphrey, M.S.
Omar Sattari, M.S.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Patricia Drown, Ph.D., Dean
George Ackerman, J.D.
Bernard Alex, M.P.A.
Camille Armstead, M.P.A.
Nick Barbella, M.A.S.
Lisa Bruno, J.D.
Erik Burks, M.S.
Brian Danigole, M.S.
Denise Deshields, Ph.D.
Brian Follett, M.S.
Joe Gonzalez, M.A.
Charles Irvin, Ph.D.
Edward Labarge, M.S.
Kell Palguta, M.A.
John Race, M.S.
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Sandra Putnam, M.P.A.
Ryan Schwoebel, M.S.
Kevin Shek, J.D.
Dianne Williams, Ph.D.
Walter Witham, M.S.
Travis Zimmerman, M.S.
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GENERAL STUDIES
Patricia Drown, Ph.D., Dean
ARTS & HUMANITIES
Kelly Denzer, M.A.
Susan Harmon, M.F.A.
Stephanie Sandifer, M.Ed.
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D.
Marc Thomson, M.F.A.
ENGLISH COMMUNICATION
Cynthia Arellano-Lavariere, Ed. D.
Mary-Lynn Chambers, M.A.
Iris Chao, M.A.
John Conway, Ph.D.
Steven Kaplan, M.A.
Susan Lucas, Ph.D.
Kristy Nelson, Ph.D.
Samantha, Pascale, M.A.
Kendall Shearman, M.A.
MATH CONCEPTS & QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Christina Holdiness, M.S.
Christina Joyner, M.A.
Elizabeth Legault, M.A.
PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Bowles, Marshall, Ph.D.
Jessica Bostock, M.S.
Elizabeth Legault, M.A.
Marianne Liakos, M.A.
Amy Reidenbach, M.S.
Sandra Samarron, M.S.
Brian Steinberg, M.A.
Shannon Unger, M.S.
Jennifer Zuercher, Ph.D.
Donald Logsdon, Ph.D.
Benjamin Manning, M.Tech.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIOR SCIENCES
Susan Fornier, Ph.D.
Cindy Fouhy, Ph.D.
Steven Klein, Ph.D.
Loretta Reid, Ph.D.
Carolyn Ward, M.S.
Rob Wolf, Ph.D.
Raymond Zucco, Ph.D.
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FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS
George Ackerman
J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law School
Ph.D. (candidate), Public Safety, Capella University
M.S., Criminal Justice & Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A., Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University
M.S., Sports Administration, Lynn University
B.A., Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University
Farooq Afzal
Ph.D. (candidate), Information Technology, Capella University
M.S., Network Architecture and Design, Capella University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology
Bernard Alex
Ph.D. (in progress), Criminal Justice & Psychology, Walden University
M.P.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
B.A., Sociology/Criminal Justice, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Mazen Alkhatib
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
M.SC., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University
B.SC., Electrical Engineering, UAE University
Cynthia Arellano-Lavariere
Ed. D., Philosophy of Education University of Phoenix
M.A., Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton
B.A., Speech Communication, Point Loma Nazarene University
Camille Armstead
M.P.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
B.S., University of LaVerne
Danielle Babb
Ph.D., Organizational Leadership/Technology Management, Capella University
M.B.A., Information Systems Emphasis, University of Redlands
B.S., Business Administration, University of California, Riverside
Nick Barbella
M.A.S., Security and Terrorism, Farleigh Dickinson University
B.S., Human Services in Administrative Justice, Thomas Edison College
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Linda Beach
Ph.D. (candidate), Business Administration, Northcentral University
M.B.P.A., Business & Public Administration, Southeastern University
M.S., Business, Luther Rice University
Nicholas Bergan
M.S., Economics, Florida State University
B.A., Economics, St. Louis University
Jennifer Biegala
M.M., Management, National American University
M.B.A., General Education, National American University
B.I.S., Business, Lourdes College
Jessica Bostock
M.S., Marine Biology, Nova Southeastern University
B.S., Biology, Duke University
Christopher Boucher
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
B.S., Business Administration, Western New England College
Marshall Bowles
Ph.D., Marine Biogeochemistry, University of Georgia
M.E.M., Water & Air Resources, Duke University
B.S., Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University
Mary Beth Boyer
M.Ed., Cross-Cultural Teaching, National University
B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach
Lisa Bruno
J.D., Law, Massachusetts School of Law
M.A., Criminal Justice, Anna Maria College
B.A., Administration of Justice, Salve Regina University
Brad Burgess
M.A., Liberty University
M.B.A., Liberty University
B.S., Liberty University
Erik Burks
M.S., Emergency Services, California State University, Long Beach
B.A., Criminal Justice, Chapman University
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Mary-Lynn Chambers
Ph.D. (candidate), Technical & Professional Discourse (English), East Carolina
University
B.A., Sociology/English, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
M.A., Technical & Professional Communication (English), East Carolina University
Ms. Iris Chao
M.A., English, California State University, Fullerton
B.A., English, University of California, Davis
Deborah Colon-Mateo
M.B.A., Information Technology Management, Healthcare Management, and
Negotiation & Conflict Management, Jones International University
B.A., Communication/Psychology, University of Arizona
John Conway
Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Carolina
M.F.A., Creative Writing (Fiction), Southern Illinois University
M.A., English Literature, Western Michigan University
B.A., English Literature, Ohio State University
Victoria Coreless
M.B.A., International Marketing, Loyola Marymount University
B.S., Apparel Merchandising and Management, California State Polytechnic
Magdalena Cutler
Ph.D., Economics/Industrial Organization, Arizona State University
M.S., Information Management, Arizona State University
B.S., Applied Economics, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad
Brian Danigole
M.S., Criminal Justice Administration, University of Phoenix
B.S., Criminal Justice Administration, University of Phoenix
Jenelle Davis
M.S., Computer Science, George Washington University
M.S., (in progress), Project Management, George Washington University
B.A., Computer Information Systems, Georgia State University
Kenyonn Demps
M.S., Health Services Administration, Nova Southeastern University
B.S., Social Work, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Kelly Denzer
M.A., Art History, University of St. Thomas
B.A., Art History, University of St. Thomas
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Mary Dereshiwsky
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S., Accounting, University of New Haven
B.S., Education Certification, Southern Connecticut State University
Denise Deshields
Ph.D., Human Services/Criminal Justice, Capella University
M.B.A., Business Administration, Rosemont College
B.S., Human Resource Management, Rosemont College
Brian Follett
Ph.D. (in progress), Columbia Southern University
M.S., Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University
B.S., Criminal Justice, Columbia Southern University
Nikki Follis
Ph.D. (candidate), Business Administration & Organization Leadership,
Northcentral
M.B.A., E-Commerce, Baker College
B.S., Computer Information Systems, Saint Leo University
Cindy Fouhy
Ph.D., Psychology, Capella University
M.S., Psychology Counseling, Capella University
B.S., Education, Broad field Social Science, Music Major, Western Montana College
Susan Fournier
Ph.D., Sociology/ Gerontology, University of Minnesota
B.A., English/Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University
Ted Framan
M.B.A., Marketing, University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Finance, University of Southern California
Paul Frankenhauser
Ph.D., Organization Management, Capella University
M.A., Organization Management, University of Phoenix
B.S., Physical Education, Temple University
Bianca Gilyot
M.S., Computer Information Systems, Southern University
B.A., English, Xavier University
Joe Gonzalez
M.A., Behavioral Science/Negotiation & Conflict Management, California State
University
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University
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Jad Habchi
Ph.D., Pebble Hills University
M.B.A., Sagesse University
B.A., Marketing and Management, Lebanese University
Carol Hannon
M.S., Human Resources Management, Florida Institute of Technology
M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology
B.S., Business Administration, University of Maryland
John Hannon
Ph.D., Business Administration Management, Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A., Quantitative Analysis, University of Dayton
B.S., Industrial Engineering (Psychology), University of Dayton
Susan Harmon
M.F.A., Painting, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
B.F.A., Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.F.A., Graphic Arts, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Stephanie Harrell
Pharm.D, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Pre-Pharmacy, University of Georgia
Pre-Pharmacy, Dalton State College
Alireza Hassanzadeh
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Christina Holdiness
M.S., Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington
B.A.., Mathematics/Philosophy, Centenary College of Louisiana
Thomas Hutchinson, Jr.
Ph.D., Instructional Technology/Art/Multimedia, Mississippi State University
M.S., Instructional Technology, Mississippi State University
B.S., Industrial Technology, Mississippi State University
Charles Irvin
Ph.D., Administration of Justice, University of Southern Mississippi
J.D., Jurisprudence, Loyola University School of Law
B.S., Education/English, Jackson State University
Christina Joyner
M.A., Math, University of South Florida
B.A., Math, Southeastern University, Lakeland
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Steven Kaplan
M.A., Mass Communications, California State University, Northridge
B.A., English Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
Joseph Kempker
Ph.D., Business Administration, Engineering & Technology, Northcentral
M.S., Engineering Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology
B.S., Applied Science and Technology, Thomas A. Edison State College
Tim Kenny
Ph.D. (candidate), Business Administration, Northcentral University
M.S., Organizational Leadership, Regis University
M.B.A., Accounting, Western New England College
B.A., History, University of Southern Maine
Steven Klein
Ph.D. Anthropology, University Northern Carolina
Ph.D. Philosophy, University Northern Carolina
M.A., Philosophy, University of Northern Carolina
B.A., Philosophy, Yale University
Roy Krishna
Ph.D., Philosophy, Medicine (Pharmacology), Monash University
B.S., Pharmacology, Monash University
B.S., Physiology and Pharmacology, Monash University
Edward Labarge
M.S., Information Assurance and Security, Capella University
B.S., Management Computer Information Systems, Park University
Calvin Lathan III
Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, University of Southern California
M.B.A., Management, Webster University
B.S., Liberal Arts, University of the State of New York
Elizabeth Legault
M.A., Elementary Education, Salem State College
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Salem State College
Barbara Lennard
Ph.D., Organization Management/IT, Capella University
M.S., IT/Project Management and Leadership, Capella University
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston
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Marianne Liakos
D.H.Ed. (in progress), A.T. Still University
M.S., Exercise Science & Health Promotion/ Fitness and Wellness, California
University
B.S., Foods and Nutrition, Marymount College
Donald Logsdon
Ph.D., Philosophy/Zoology, Colorado State University
Ph.D., Philosophy/e-Learning Administration, TUI
M.S., Biology, Trinity University
Chassitty Loving
Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
M.B.A., Healthcare Management, Jones International University
B.S. Biology, Valdosta State University
Sally Lozada
Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Capella University
M.A., Education, Ohio University
B.A., English, Ohio University
Susan Lucas
Ph.D., Instructional Leadership/Instructional Technology, University of Alabama
M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, St. Michael’s College
B.A., English, College of St. Catherine
Jim Luke
M.B.A., Information Security and Assurance, Capella University
B.A., Psychology, (Religion Minor), Andrews University
Fred Lumpkin
Ph.D. (candidate), Organization and Management (IT), Capella University
M.S., Computer and Information Systems, University of Detroit Mercy
B.A., Economics, The College of Wooster
Deborah Malenfant
M.B.A., Babcock Graduate School of Business, Wake Forest University
B.S., HR Management & Labor Relations, Old Dominion University
Benjamin Manning
B.Tech., Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi
M.Tech., Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi
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Kristina Nelson
Ed.D., Educational Technology, Northcentral University
M.A., English Comp and Literature, California State University, San Bernardino
M.A., History, American Public University
M.S., Psychology, California Coast University
B.A., English Literature, California State University, San Bernardino
Gerardo Nogales
M.A., Educational Administration, National University
B.S., Biological Sciences, California State University Fullerton
John Obradovich
Ph.D., Organization Management, Capella University
M.B.A., Strategic Leadership, Amberton University
B.A., Accounting, Michigan State University
Theodore Okendu
Ph.D., Organization Management, Capella University
M.B.A., Management, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
M.L.S., Labor Law & Industrial Relations, Lagos State University
Irene Ortiz-Colella
D.C., Lynn University
M.B.A., Westwood College
Kell Palguta
M.A., Criminal Justice Administration, New Mexico State University
B.S., Psychology, Northern Arizona University
Samantha Pascale
M.A., English, National University
B.A., Spanish/Translation Studies, Montclair State University
Bharat Patel
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Manchester University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, London University
Benjamin Perez
M.S., Information Systems, National University
M.B.A., National University
John Pi
M.B.A., Keller Graduate School, DeVry University
B.S., Information Systems Management, California State University, Long Beach
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Michael Pitou
LL.M., Government Procurement Law, George Washington University
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
M.A., Management and Supervision, Central Michigan University
B.S., International Affairs, United States Air Force Academy
Michael Pittaro
Ph.D. (candidate), Criminal Justice School of Public Safety Leadership, Capella
University
M.P.A., Public Administration, School of Political Science, Kutztown University
M.S., Criminal Justice, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
B.S., Criminal Justice, School of Criminal Justice, Kutztown University
Laura Pogue
Ph.D., Management, University of Phoenix
M.B.A., University of Michigan
B.A., Business Administration, University of Michigan
Dezzie Prewitt
M.S., Economics, California State Polytechnic University
B.A., Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Shelley Pumphrey
M.S., Johns Hopkins University
B.A., University of Maryland
Sandra Putnam
M.P.A., Criminal Justice, Columbus State University
B.A., Business, Georgia College and State University
John Race
M.S., Criminal Justice, Ashworth University, Norcross
B.S., Political Science, University of the State of New York
Stephen Raptis
M.C.J., Boston University
B.A., Law & Society, Skidmore College
Loretta Reid
Ph.D., E-Learning Leadership, TUI University
M.A., Ethnomusicology, Hunter College
B.A., Music, Hunter College
Amy Reidenbach
M.S., Human Nutrition, Eastern Michigan University
B.S., Dietetics, University of Wisconsin-Stout
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Donna Riccobono
M.B.A., Accounting/Taxation, University of Phoenix
B.A., Mathematics/Accounting, California State University, Long Beach
Sheila Rojas
M.B.A., Marketing, University of Phoenix
B.S., Business and Marketing, University of Phoenix
Sandra Samarron,
Ph.D. (candidate), Nutritional Biology/Immunology, University of California, Davis
M.S., Nutritional Biology, University of California, Davis
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis
Stephanie Sandifer
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Houston
M.A., Studio Art, Purdue University
B.A., Studio Art, McNeese State University
Omar Sattari
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis
B.S., Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis
Ryan Schwoebel
M.S., Criminal Justice/Criminology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
B.S., Psychology, University of Montevallo
Kendall Shearman
M.A., English, National University
B.A., English, University of Texas, Austin
Kevin Shek
J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles
B.A., Psychology, Simon Fraser University
Tracy Sipma
M.B.A., Quality Management Emphasis, University of Upper Iowa
B.S., Healthcare Services, University of Phoenix
Lisa Smart
Ph.D., Organization and Management, Capella University
M.B.A., Troy State University
B.S., Business Administration Management, Valdosta State University
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Emilio Soltero
Ph.D., Education, Language, and Literacy, University of California, Davis
M.A., Education, University of California, Davis
M.A., Art, California State University, Sacramento
B.A., Art Studio, University of California, Davis
Brian Steinberg
Ed.D. (candidate), Leadership in Education, Capella University
Graduate Certificate, Diversity Studies, Capella University
M.A., Education, University of Northern Iowa
B.S., Earth Science, Central Michigan University
Diane Sykes
M.B.A., Marketing, Capella University
B.S., Organizational Management, Covenant College
Ashley Taylor
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
B.S., Business Management, University of Phoenix
Marc Thomson,
M.F.A., Playwriting, University of Utah
B.A., English/German, Bradley University
Teaching Certification, Bradley University
Barbara-Leigh Tonelli
Ph.D., Business Organization and Management, Capella University
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
B.A., Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Benjamin Tran
M.S., Neuroscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
M.S., Biomedical Science, University of Hawaii
B.S., Biological Science, University of California, Irvine
Shannon Unger
M.S., Ecology/Biology, Missouri State University
M.S., Science Education, Southern Oregon University
Lisa Walker
M.B.A., Organization & Management, Western Governors University
B.S., Business Management, Western Governors University
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Carolyn Ward
M.S., Educational Psychology, Capella University
M.S., Counseling Psychology, California Baptist University
B.S., Counseling Psychology, California Baptist University
Dianne Williams
Ph.D., Human Services/Criminal Justice, Capella University
M.B.A., High Point University
B.S., Accounting, York College (CUNY)
Debbie Wilson
M.S., (in progress) Accounting, Liberty University
M.Ed., Reading, Dominican University
M.S., Business Administration/Management, Regis University
B.S., Accounting, Christian Brothers University
Walter Witham
M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
B.B.A., Financial Management, Northcentral University
Robert Wolf
Post Doctorate, Behavioral Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
Ph.D., Philosophy, CGI, Division of Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.A., Clinical Psychology, CGI, Division of Chicago School of Professional Psychology
B.S., Education, University of Texas
Robert Zimmerman
Ph.D. (candidate), Business Administration, TUI University
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
B.S., Human Resource Management, Metropolitan State College
Travis Zimmerman
M.S., Administration of Justice, Shippensburg University
B.S., Criminal Justice, Shippensburg University
Paula Zobish
Ph.D., Adult Education, Capella University
M.B.A., Marketing, University of Central Oklahoma
B.S., Marketing, University of Central Oklahoma
Raymond Zucco
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A., Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A., Sociology, North Adams State College
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Jennifer Zuercher
Ph.D., Nutrition, Purdue University
M.A., Nutrition, Syracuse University
B.A., Nutrition, State University of New York, Geneseo
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TUITION, FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Tuition & Fee Schedule
Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of AAU.
Tuition
Tuition for Military Students
Tuition Increase for Non Military Students
(Effective as of July 2nd, 2012)
Fees
$280 per credit hour
$250 per credit hour
$295 per credit hour
Application
Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee (If applicable)
Graduation Fee
Official Transcript Fee
Late Registration Fee
Replacement Diploma
$35.00
$25.00
$50.00
$10.00
$50.00
$25.00
Change of program (Starting with 2nd request)
Course Repeat Fee
*Fees waived for Military, Military Dependents, and Veterans
$25.00
$75.00
Tuition is the total student cost for all course instruction and student support. The tuition
for AAU courses and degree programs is computed based on semester credit. A standard
course consists of three semester credits.
Students typically enroll in two courses at a time and start the courses on the same date. A
second option allows the student to choose a start date for the second course eight weeks
from the start date for the first course.
The total tuition cost of each certificate program (for a minimum 15 semester credits) is
estimated to be $4,200. The total tuition cost of each associate degree program (for 60
semester credits) is estimated to be $16,800. The total tuition cost of each Bachelor Degree
program (for 120 semester credits) is estimated to be $33,600. Total cost may vary based on
accepted transfer credit and tuition discounts available at time of enrollment. Tuition is
scheduled to increase to $295 per credit hour effective July 2nd, 2012, the estimated tuition
cost per program will change accordingly.
Textbooks and other study materials that are required for course completion are not
provided within the tuition, and students are required to purchase them from the textbook
vendor of their choice.
For active duty military and veteran students, textbooks and course materials are provided
by the AAU textbook grant program.
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**Please see the Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policy for information on the non-refundable
portion of total tuition for students who withdraw from the University. Other charges, including
non-sufficient funds on returned payment, may be assessed based on student activity.
Financial Assistance
Qualified AAU students may be eligible for institutional loans, military tuition assistance,
military veteran education benefits tuition discounts, and employee reimbursement plans to
finance their education.
Tuition Assistance for Military Students
Most active-duty military personnel, along with Army Reservists and Army National Guard
members, qualify for their branch’s Tuition Assistance program. In most cases, eligible
personnel who enroll have no out-of-pocket expenses due to AAU’s affordable tuition, no
additional cost for textbooks, and zero fees policy. F or questions about eligibility, please
contact the base education office for details.
Veterans Education Benefits
Certain VA Education Benefit programs will pay the school directly up to a maximum of
100% for tuition and fees. For more information on which VA Education Benefit program
may pay your tuition and fees directly to the school, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.
If a student is using VA education benefit funding to pay for any or all of his or her course
tuition and fees, the student will be held financially responsible for any debt accumulated as
a result of VA benefit application denial or failure on the part of the student not properly
notifying the School Certifying Official of his or her VA education benefit status.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Distance education is a convenient and affordable corporate training resource for
employers. Your company human resources department will have information about their
tuition reimbursement benefits and how to apply.
Approved Payment Programs
There are several types of payment plans available for any private pay or VA enrollments.
Requirements for No Interest Payment Plans
There are two accepted methods of payments for the payment plans:
∼ Credit Card
∼ ACH (All ACH payments must be held for three days until payment clears.)
AAU Payment Programs:
∼ Students will only be able to enroll in one semester's worth of courses at
a time.
∼ All student balances will be divided by 4 months to determine their
monthly payment
∼ Application fee and Transcript Evaluation Fee must be paid up front at
time of service.
∼ Application fee and Transcript Evaluation Fee cannot be added to student balance
or monthly payments
∼ Down payment is due prior to orientation.
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∼
∼
All monthly payments are due on the 15th day of each month.
First monthly payment will be due the 15th day of the month in which they start the
semester
Standard Payment Plans
Number of Courses
Total Tuition
Total Fees
1
$840.00
$325.00
2
$1,680.00
$325.00
3
$2,520.00
$325.00
4
$3,360.00
$325.00
Minimum Down Payment Upon Enrollment
Student Balance
Monthly Payment
Total Number of Monthly Payments
$420.00
$745.00
$186.25
4
$840.00
$1,165.00
$291.25
4
$840.00
$2,005.00
$501.25
4
$840.00
$2,845.00
$711.25
4
Please note: as of July 2, 2012, there will be a $15 increase per semester credit for our standard tuition
rate. This change will not affect Military tuition rates.
Payment Plans for Military, Military Dependents and Veterans
Number of Courses
Total Tuition
Fees
1
$750.00
$0.00
2
$1,500.00
$0.00
3
$2,250.00
$0.00
4
$3,000.00
$0.00
Minimum Down Payment Upon Enrollment
Student Balance
Monthly Payment
Total Number of Monthly Payments
$375.00
$375.00
$93.75
4
$750.00
$750.00
$187.50
4
$750.00
$1,500.00
$375.00
4
$750.00
$2,250.00
$562.50
4
Payment Plans for VA/Chapter 33
1. Students will only be able to enroll in one semester's worth of courses at a time.
2. This payment plan is only for students without a valid VA COE on file.
3. This payment plan is only for Military VA Students.
4. Tuition fees will be the only item financed through this payment plan.
5. Initial down payment of $150 is due upon enrollment.
6. All subsequent monthly payments are due on the 15th of each month.
7. The payment plan includes 6 payment installments
8. There will be 4 monthly installments of $150.00 regardless of the amount financed.
9. The 6th installment will be for the balance remaining after the 5 payments
10. Upon receipt of an approved COE, a refund, if due, will be issued to the student.
11. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days of approved voucher receipt.
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Payment Plans for Students Using VA Chapter 33 benefits
# Courses
Total Tuition
Fees
1st Payment Due upon
Enrollment
4 Monthly Payments Due on
the 15th
6th Payment for Balance Due
on the 15th
1
$750.00
$0.00
2
$1,500.00
$0.00
3
$2,250.00
$0.00
4
$3,000.00
$0.00
$150.00
$150.00
$150.00
$150.00
$150.00
$150.00
$150.00
$150.00
$0.00
5
$750.00
6
$1,500.00
6
$2,250.00
6
Payment Plans for Students with Account Balances Utilizing Title IV
∼
All account balances for any student utilizing Title IV will be divided by 4
months (for 1 semester) to determine the monthly payment.
∼
The minimum account balance students must have to go on a monthly
payment plan is $201.00. All other amounts must be paid in full by the second
Monday of the start of the semester.
Example
Full Time with Pell
Tuition
$3,360.00
Fees *
$325.00
Total due
$3,685.00
Pell
$800.00
Loan
$2,250.00
Account balance
$635.00
Monthly Payments
$158.75
Students wishing to utilize payment plans must provide drivers license number, state of
issue, and driver’s license expiration date at time of enrollment. Students must provide
social security number at time of enrollment. Course certificates of completion will be
provided to the student once the payment plan has been paid in full.
Please note: If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will
have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of
any refund. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is
entitled to a refund of the money not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
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Federal Student Loan Deferment
A deferment is a period of time during which your loan holder suspends your regular loan
payments. Students who are enrolled at least half-time at AAU and whose student loans
have gone into repayment may wish to seek an In School Deferment. Borrowers should
contact the servicer for the appropriate Deferment form and submit the form to the
Registrar for certification. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the deferment
request is processed by their loan servicer.
Scholarship Opportunities
The following are Allied American University approved scholarship opportunities.
Students are encouraged to apply to as many of these programs they qualify for. Please
note: it is the student’s responsibility to provide any and all information required by the
organizations offering the scholarships.
GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship - $1,000
http://www.cappex.com/page/account/quickApply.jsp?scholarshipID=gp&code=CD25-281-32-2659
Education Exchange College Grant Program
http://www.cappex.com/page/account/quickApply.jsp?scholarshipID=gp&code=CD25-281-32-2659
CKSF Scholarships
http://www.cksf.org
Discus Awards College Scholarships
http://www.discusawards.com
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program
http://www.afsascholarship.org
CollegeWeekLive.com
http://www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/br/VOHRegistration
Project Working Moms and Dads, Too! Scholarship
http://www.elearners.com/projectworkingmom/scholarships/entryformw2.aspx?tsource=shrs2&key=shrsel_p
wm_tl&c=CA390104143836&key=shrsel17890_TextLink&tptag=17890&crtag=14853&tid=17890&aid=14853
Discover Scholarship Program http://www.discoverfinancial.com/community/scholarship.shtml
Barbara Weidner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Peace Scholarship
http://www.grandmothersforpeace.org/scholarships/program
Sam Walton Community Scholarship
http://www.act.org/walmart/community
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
[email protected]
Executive Women International Scholarship Program
http://www.ewiconnect.com/ScriptContent/community/comm_ewisp.cfmhttp://www.ewiconnect.com/Scri
ptContent/community/comm_scholarship.cfm
Best Buy @ 15 Scholarship
https://www.at15.com/contests_scholarships/at15_scholarship
Association on American Indian Affairs (AIIA) Displaced Homemaker Scholarship
http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/displaced_homemakers.htm
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Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST)
http://www.ewiconnect.com/ScriptContent/community/comm_asist.cfm
http://www.ewiconnect.com/ScriptContent/community/comm_scholarship.cfm
GEICO Life Scholarship
http://www.goldenkey.org/GKIHS/MemberBenefits/ScholarshipsandAwards/ScholarshipandAwardListing/
GEICOLifeScholarship.htm
AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program
http://www.aarpfoundationwlc.org
FiSCA National Scholarship Program
http://www.fisca.org/Content/NavigationMenu/CommunityOutreach/FiSCANationalScholarshipProgram/
$20,000 Sweet-Diggity-Dawg Scholarship
http://www.zinch.com/scholarship/Scholarshipapply.aspx?ScholarID=6738&sourVHM2
Coca-Cola Scholarship Program
https://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/page.jsp?navigation=15
RMHC® U.S. Scholarship
http://rmhc.org/assets/FINALRMHCScholarsApplication20092010.pdf
RMHC® / HACER Scholarship
http://rmhc.org/assets/FINALRMHCHACERAPPLICATION20092010.pdf
RMHC® / African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program
http://rmhc.org/assets/FINALRMHCHACERAPPLICATION20092010.pdf
RMHC® / Asia Scholarship Program
http://rmhc.org/assets/FINALRMHCHACERAPPLICATION20092010.pdf
CoffeeForLess.com Hit the Books Scholarship
http://www.coffeeforless.com/scholarship.asp
Denny’s Scholarship Program
http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.118/default.asp
Scholarships4Mom $10,000 Scholarship
www.scholarships4moms.net
Nordstrom Scholarship 2010
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=211996&p=respscholarship
Shout It Out Scholarship
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx
Education Matters 5K Scholarship
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx
$1,000 Superpower Scholarship
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx
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“All About Education” Scholarship
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx
The Big Dig Scholarship
http://www.antiquetrader.tv/studentscholarship.php
Ron Brown Scholarship Program
www.ronbrown.org
MasterCard Scholarship Program
[email protected]
Top Ten List Scholarship
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx#topten
1,000 ‘Do-Over’ Scholarship 2010
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx
Superpower Scholarship 2010
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx#topten
National Pathfinder Scholarship
http://www.nfrw.org/documents/forms/pathfinder_scholarship.pdf
http://www.nfrw.org/programs/scholarships.htm
The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship
http://www.ncld.org/about-us/scholarships-aamp-awards/the-anne-ford-and-allegra-ford-scholarshipaward
http://www.ncld.org/images/stories/AboutUs/ScholarshipsAwards/AnneFord/afapplication09-10.pdf
Linda Lael Miller Scholarship
http://www.lindalaelmiller.com/scholarships/apply.asp
Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards
http://www.soroptimist.org/pdf/woaonlineapp.pdf
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program
http://www.thephillipsfoundation.org/index.php?q=node/3
Cutting Edge Careers Scholarship
http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/cuttingEdgeCareersScholarship.jsp?code=FW888
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship
https://www.usafunds.org/planning/access_to_education_scholarship/index.htm
American Indian College Fund (Special Scholarship Program)
http://www.collegefund.org/scholarships/main.html
LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) National Scholarship Fund
http://www.lnesc.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={A9E53D4E-6ADF-431B-A59A-E92DEDD44793}
LULAC – GE Scholarship
http://www.lnesc.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={3AEDB506-F425-4E58-B9F6-44867E2FD943}
Tzu Chi Scholarship
http://www.us.tzuchi.org/usa/files/other/Scholars_2010_ApplicationForm.pdf.
http://www.tzuchi.org
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Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
http://www.kasf.org
Fulfilling our Dream Scholarship
http://www.salef.org/salef/index.html
Burger King Scholarship Program
http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_faq.html
Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children
http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships.htm
Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship
http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarsp.htm
http://www.migrant.net/migrant/pdf/sch-mfb.pdf
Second Chance Scholarship Contest
http://www.afsascholarship.org/secondchanceinformation.html
Possible Women Foundation International Scholarship Program
http://www.possiblewomanfoundation.org/scholarships.html
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND SCHEDULE OF UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS
Allied American University has monthly semester start dates. Each semester is comprised of
two consecutive eight-week sessions. Students may enroll in courses within a semester
based on the start dates identified below as well as associated session start dates. A student
may not be registered in overlapping semesters.
2012 Academic Calendar
Semester Start Date
Session Start Date
April 29, 2012
January
2, 2012
April 30, 2012 June 24, 2012April 2, 20l 2,
2012 May
27, 2012
MayJanuary
28, 2012
July 22, 2012
2, 2012
May 7, 012
May 7, 2012 July 1, 2012
July 2, 2012 August 26, 2012
June 4, 2012
June 4, 2012 July 29, 2012
2012
JulyFebruary
30, 20126, September
23, 2012
July 2, 2012
July 2, 2012 August 26, 2012
August 27,
Session End Date
February 26, 2012
February 27, 2012
April 22, 2012
February 6, 2012
April 1, 2012
April 2, 2012
May 27, 2012
March 5, 2012
April 29, 2012
April 30, 2012
June 24, 2012
April 2, 2012
May 27, 2012
May 28, 2012
July 22, 2012
May 7, 2012
July 1, 2012
July 2, 2012
August 26, 2012
March 5, 2012
April 2, 2012
May 7, 2012
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Semester Start Date
Session Start Date
Session End Date
June 4, 2012
July 29, 2012
July 30, 2012
September 23, 2012
July 2, 2012
August 26, 2012
August 27, 2012
October 21, 2012
August 6, 2012
September 30, 2012
October 1, 2012
November 25, 2012
September 3, 2012
October 28, 2012
October 29, 2012
December 23, 2012
October 1, 2012
November 25, 2012
November 26, 2012
January 20, 2013
November 5, 2012
December 30, 2012
December 31, 2012
February 24, 2013
December 3, 2012
January 27, 2013
January 28, 2013
March 24, 2013
June 4, 2012
July 2, 2012
August 6, 2012
September 3, 2012
October 1, 2012
November 5, 2012
December 3, 2012
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University Holidays
The AAU campus is closed on the holidays listed below. Students have access to their
online courses seven days a week, including holidays.
∼ Labor Day
∼ New Year’s Day
∼ Thanksgiving Day
∼ Memorial Day
∼ Christmas Day
∼ Independence Day
STUDENT AFFAIRS
The Student Affairs department is responsible for providing personalized, proactive, and
responsive service to enhance student engagement within the AAU distance learning
environment. The various sections of the department, including the Registrar, credit
evaluation, Program Success Advocates, and student service representatives, form the
nucleus of the student support teams.
Registrar
The Office of the Registrar serves as the institutional administrator for academic information
and records that support faculty, staff, and students. Services provided by the Registrar
include:
∼ Management of student academic records
∼ Determination of transferability of courses
∼ Degree plan services
∼ Course registration and enrollment verification
∼ Providing official and unofficial transcripts
∼ Assessment and conferral of degrees
∼ Consulting on academic policies and procedures
∼ Informing students, faculty members, and staff of their rights and responsibilities for
their educational records, access, and privacy
Program Success Advocates (PSA)
Each student is assigned to one program success advocate (PSA) who is the personal point
of contact for support and service issues. The PSA stays in touch with the student from the
date of enrollment through graduation. The importance of the PSA’s efforts toward student
retention is second only to the influence of the course instructor and the quality of the
course materials.
Through email and phone calls, the program success advocate is always there to provide
support in areas that include:
∼
∼
∼
∼
∼
Monitoring attendance and motivating the student to stay on track to complete on
time
Answering procedural questions such as grading and scheduling
Coordinating proctored exams
Assisting students in selecting their next courses and the processing of enrollment
for the next term
Processing graduation requirements and introduce students to alumni services
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VA Notification
For Veteran students, the VA Regional Processing Office will be notified under certain
circumstances, which include any of the instances listed below. Veteran students are
advised to contact the Muskogee, OK Regional Processing Office to determine if any
Veteran Benefits are affected.
∼ Initial enrollment
∼ Additional enrollment
∼ Dropped course
∼ Course or program withdrawal (including course grade of “FW” – Failure to
Withdrawal)
∼ Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
∼ Failure to meet VA standards that exceed the University’s Unsatisfactory Academic
Progress policy
∼ Starting courses late and ending courses early
It is the veteran’s responsibility to notify the VA when DoD Federal Tuition Assistance is
being used as it is not always permitted. It is also the student’s responsibility to notify the
University’s Certifying Official of any changes to his or her benefit entitlement, including
remaining entitlement, percentage of entitlement, or benefit election. Failure to properly
notify the University Certifying Official can result in certification discrepancies and VA
overpayments.
Any issues with students not receiving VA payments or discrepancy in VA payment
amounts are to be resolved with the VA directly. The University does not process when
payments are sent out or the amount of payment issued.
AAU Career Assistance Program
The Allied American University (AAU) Career Center is the gateway to students’ career
planning process. The AAU Career Center’s goal is to help students understand where they
are in the career development process so that students can be assisted with the most
beneficial services and resources. The main function of the AAU Career Center is to assist
students into employment.
AAU has developed a comprehensive job assistance program, which consists of résumé and
cover letter assistance, employment resources, and advice on interviewing skills, negotiating
salaries, and much more. This program is aimed at giving students all the information they
need to launch a successful job search. In addition, AAU’s Career Center assists students in
learning how to best market themselves and how to network. It is the primary function of
this department to teach the students to be self-sufficient in finding employment; the Career
Center provides the leads, while the students do the footwork. This is the best way for
students to know that THEY got the job.
In the support of this effort, the Career Center staff is in constant contact with employers,
temp agencies, and career associations keeping AAU up-to-date with current job
opportunities. The following stages represent a model of the career development process in
which this department works.
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SELF ASSESSMENT
Personality and Interest
Skills, Abilities, and Values
Lifestyle Preferences
CAREER RESEARCH AND GOAL SETTING
Career Center Guidance and Real World Research
SELF MARKETING/JOB SEARCH
Planning a Job Search and Networking Tips
Informational Interviewing
Résumé Writing, Cover Letters, Thank You Letters, and Follow-Up
The student’s success is the goal of the AAU Career Assistance Department.
HONORS
Graduation with Honors
A student with superior academic achievement throughout their Allied American
University academic career may graduate with university honors. To be eligible for honors
a student must complete a minimum of 15 semester credits for an associate degree and 30
semester credits for a bachelor’s degree through AAU and have an institutional grade point
average at or above the specific honors category. University honors are determined as
follows:
Honors Categories
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Cum Laude
GPA Requirement
3.90 to 4.00
3.70 to 3.89
3.50 to 3.69
Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society
Allied American University recognizes the academic achievements of students with the
establishment of the Epsilon California Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau (DET) International
Honor Society.
Students who have earned an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with an institutional GPA of
3.50 or higher at Allied American University are eligible for recognition. A committee
comprised of AAU administration review eligible candidates.
Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society is chartered and accredited by the Accrediting
Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
Students eligible for the Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society may contact their program
success advocate for application criteria.
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LIBRARY SERVICES
AAU provides access to online library resources and services that assist students to meet the
objectives of the degree program through Library and Information Resources Network
(LIRN). The LIRN consortium allows access to online databases that include information
related to AAU’s course offerings. Subjects include Business, Criminal Justice, Health
Management, Information Technology, Arts, History, and Humanities, among others. The
databases include a variety of sources including academic journals, magazines, newspapers,
books, and multimedia.
The LIRN search engine allows students to search all Library and Information Resources
Network products. Students access these library resources through their AAU login and
password.
The following databases are accessible:
Simultaneously search all LIRN products, or search by subject groups, or as individual
databases.
Business, computer science, criminal justice, general academic, health and wellness, law,
literature, newsletters, newspapers, opposing viewpoints, and reference with student
resource center, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the InfoTrac OneFile.
ABI/INFORM, newspapers, Psychology Journals, and Research Library modules on the
arts, business, children, education, health, humanities, international and multicultural
topics, law, military, psychology, science, social science, and women.
Selected periodicals, reference books, maps, pictures, and newspapers from around the
world, along with transcripts of news and public affairs broadcasts.
Information on books and audio and video materials searchable by availability, author, title,
keyword, publisher, language, awards won, series title, and sources where reviewed.
This product provide an easier to use interface for non-librarians. Use this link to connect to
BIP for Patrons -- the link to it on the regular BIP site will not authenticate properly.
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Resource guide for librarians features recommended titles in 58 curriculum-specific subjects
selected for academic libraries by subject specialists and bibliographers. Note: This does
not include full text of listed titles.
Free abstracts from Ebscohost on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics,
online information retrieval, information management, and more from mid 60s to current
are available. Free database from Ebscohost on key education topics such as Assessment,
Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development,
Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science, Mathematics, and more.
The faculty and administrators regularly evaluate library services to ensure that the
resources are meeting the needs of users and contributing to the attainment of institutional
and program objectives.
UNIVERSITY POLICIES
Academic Honesty
Academic honesty is essential at Allied American University. Students must always submit
work that represents their original words or ideas. The student must make clear the extent
to which such sources were used. Words or ideas that require citation include, but are not
limited to, all hard copy or electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, and all
verbal or visual communication when the content of such communication clearly originates
from an identifiable source.
There is a growing concern among academics about violations of academic honesty,
particularly among those who facilitate distance education. It is essential that all students
produce and submit work that is their own original thoughts and work when completing
coursework at Allied American University. This policy on academic honesty is an attempt
to discourage students from obtaining or attempting to obtain semester credit for work
through the use of any dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, or unauthorized means. Academic
honesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on writing assignments and quizzes,
plagiarism, and any act that gives an unfair academic advantage to a student.
Plagiarism occurs when words and ideas are submitted in assignments that have already
been published by others or that have been produced by someone other than the student.
AAU joins other academic institutions in their concern over this common problem and has
formulated a policy that reflects the high value placed on academic honesty.
Academic honesty can be violated in at least the following ways:
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Using words or ideas that do not represent the student’s original work in
assignments
Failing to cite all relevant sources used as reference material
Submitting another person’s entire work or work that was produced through
collaboration with another student as one’s own
Submitting work done in one course to satisfy the requirements of another course
unless both instructors agree beforehand to accept such work
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Forging or altering documents. These include transcripts, drop forms, or any
academic form that has been falsified or on which a professor's signature, or anyone
else's signature, has been forged or altered
When instances of academic dishonesty have been detected, faculty members will have a
number of options for addressing the incident with the student:
∼ Resubmission of the assignment (possibly for fewer points)
∼ Failure on the assignment
∼ Additional assignment(s)
∼ Reduction of the final course grade
∼ Failing grade in the course
When the faculty member has determined that academic dishonesty has occurred and that a
disciplinary action is necessary, he or she should initiate the following procedure:
∼ First, work with the student to determine the circumstances and instructor’s
alternatives to overcome the deficiency.
∼ If the instructor and student cannot resolve the situation satisfactorily, the instructor
submits an academic dishonesty complaint form to the Dean and copies the form to
the student.
∼ The Dean will alert the University President of all instances reported.
∼ The student will receive a letter that officially notifies him or her of the charge of
academic dishonesty.
∼ The student may appeal the allegation.
In the case of an appeal, the Dean will submit the allegation to an ethics committee which
will consist of selected faculty and the Provost. The ethics committee will determine the
appropriate action for the student’s violation of the academic honesty policy. Cases
submitted to the Dean will result in the initiation of a formal administrative investigation
and review by an ethics committee. The result of that investigation may lead to one of the
following actions:
∼ Removal from class
∼ Disciplinary action which might include, but is not be limited to, documented
counseling by a University staff member, loss of semester credit, or suspension
∼ Expulsion from the University
All actions will be based on the severity of the offense.
Preventing Plagiarism
AAU trains faculty members to take steps to prevent instances of plagiarism in their classes.
Some suggested steps include the following:
∼ Set clear expectations for assignments, including format and citation requirements
∼ Design assignments to fulfill specific objectives which might include personal
applications, work experiences, or specialized knowledge that only the student
might possess
∼ Use a plagiarism checker
∼ Take immediate action when plagiarism is suspected
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Use clear language in the course syllabus that might communicate the definition and
consequences of plagiarism and the importance of academic honesty
Copyright Infringement Policy
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one
or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under Section 106 of the
Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to
reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or
uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an
infringement.
Copyright Infringement Deterrent Plan
Allied American University responds promptly to notices or letters of illegal copyright
infringement based on the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Both our
Information Technology and Compliance departments will investigate and respond to any
notice.
If you believe that any material on any of AAU’s websites infringes upon any copyright
which you own or control, you or your designee may send a notification of such claimed
infringement to our Designated Agent as set forth below:
Alex Lazo, Provost
22952 Alcalde Drive, Laguna Hills CA 92653
Telephone: 888-384-0849
email: [email protected]
Upon receipt of a valid notification, the University will remove or disable access to such
material and give notice of a claim of copyright infringement to the user or subscriber who
authored the claimed infringing content by means of any one or more of the following
methods at the University's sole option: a general notice on AAU’s website, electronic mail
to the content provider's email address in our records, or by written communication sent by
first-class mail to such user's postal address in our records.
Summary of Penalties
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone
found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages
or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work
infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed.
A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorney fees. For details, see Title 17,
United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in
criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000
per offense.
For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at
www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ's at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.
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The University may terminate or limit access to users who are deemed to be in violation of
copyright laws. In addition, students who are found to have participated in the
unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material or other forms of copyright infringement
will be subject to the consequences in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct found
in the University Catalog.
Annual Disclosure and Education
Consistent with our mission statement, combating illegal sharing of copyrighted material is
an integral part of creating a true academic culture. We strive to empower students by
informing them and our community about the law and our internal response to copyright
infringement claims:
∼ All students are notified annually and have access to the catalog which contains our
Copyright Infringement Policy.
∼ Students are encouraged to submit DMCA notices to our Designated Agent specified
herein.
Alternatives to Illegal File Sharing
The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires all colleges and universities to offer legal
alternatives to unauthorized downloading. Although we cannot maintain an up-to-date list
of alternatives we direct students to the Educause list which offers legal sources of online
content. Students will find a list that includes legitimate online services; however, AAU
does not endorse or evaluate these external sites.
To access legal sources of online content visit:
http://www.educause.edu/Resources/Browse/LegalDownloading/33381.
Periodic Effectiveness Assessment
Allied American University will review this plan each year to insure it is current and
maintains the appropriate and necessary information to effectively combat illegal file
sharing, in addition to updating the methods employed as new technological deterrents
become available. Part of the review will include the assessment of the number of legitimate
infringement notices received.
Course Census
Course Census is the official count of students who participated in their course(s) by
satisfying an Academic Event within 7 days of the course start date.
New students who fail to meet courses census with all courses within the first session of
their first semester will be cancelled from all future courses and will be required to sign a
new enrollment agreement and register for a future semester start.
Continuing students who fail to meet course census in all courses within the first session of
a semester and who have future registered courses must complete an Intent to Return form
to remain in future registered courses. The Intent to Return form must be completed and
submitted no later than three weeks from the start of the semester in which course census
was not met.
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Administrative Withdrawal
Administrative withdrawal refers to a student withdrawal which is initiated by the
institution. AAU may deem that a student be withdrawn from the institution for reasons
which include, but are not limited to:
∼ Failing to complete the registration process
∼ Failing to participate in classes
∼ “Dropping out” in the middle of a term
∼ Plagiarism
∼ Computer tampering
If the student faces Administrative Withdrawal, then notification will be made by mail or
email through Academic Affairs. A student who disputes this action should contact the
Dean and prepare a written response to the notification.
Official Course Withdrawal
The Course Withdrawal Date is the date the student provides official notification to the
University of the intent to withdraw. The student must submit the necessary Course
Add/Drop/Withdrawal form to officially withdraw. Once a student has submitted the
completed necessary paperwork the Registrar’s office will process the student’s request to
withdraw, they should meet with representatives of the Financial Aid Office and Business
Office, if applicable. The Financial Aid Office can answer any questions regarding student
loan repayment responsibilities, and the Business Office can answer any questions
regarding financial obligations to the University.
Official Institutional Withdrawal
The Institutional Withdrawal Date is the date the student provides official notification to the
University of the intent to withdraw. The student must submit the necessary Institutional
Withdrawal form to officially withdraw. A student’s institutional withdrawal date must
align with the end date of their final semester. Once a student has submitted the completed
necessary paperwork the Registrar’s office will process the student’s request to withdraw,
they should meet with representatives of the Financial Aid Office and Business Office, if
applicable. The Financial Aid Office can answer any questions regarding student loan
repayment responsibilities, and the Business Office can answer any questions regarding
financial obligations to the University.
Unofficial Withdrawal Policy
Students who stop attending all in-progress courses for 14 consecutive days will be
withdrawn from the institution. Please refer to our attendance policy for details. The date
of withdrawal will be the last date of attendance. If mitigating circumstances exist that
would prevent a student from attending for up to 21 days, the student will need to make
arrangements, prior to being withdrawn, with his/her Program Success Advocate in order
to avoid being withdrawn.
A student who does not meet the attendance requirements and is withdrawn will receive a
grade of WF. A WF is counted as credits attempted but not completed. Students
withdrawn for non-attendance during the first half of the semester will be withdrawn from
all future courses unless the student submits an Intent to Return form. The form must be
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submitted to the Registrar prior to the student being withdrawn. A student that submits an
Intent to Return form and who fails to return will be withdrawn from the institution and
the withdrawal date will be the last date of attendance. Students may only use the Intent to
Return Form during the first session of the semester.
Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy
Students may add or drop courses during the Add/Drop period, which takes place during
the first week of each semester for courses associated with that semester. Courses dropped
during the add/drop period will not appear on the student’s academic transcript. To add or
drop a course(s), students must submit a Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal form to their
Program Success Advocate for processing. A Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal form must be
submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday of the Add/Drop period for the add or
drop request to be considered. To be eligible, all required documentation for an Add/Drop
must accompany the Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal form to be considered.
To officially withdraw from a course(s) without withdrawing from the program a student
must formally submit a completed Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal form to their Program
Success Advocate. Students are eligible for a course withdrawal between the second and
sixth week of session one of a semester and the first and sixth week of session two of a
semester. A student is eligible to drop a course(s) only during the first week of the semester.
If the Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal form is utilized, the date the form is received by the
Registrar’s Office will determine if the request is processed as an add, drop, or withdrawal.
Please see the Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal form for further details.
Military Deployment Provisions
Students and spouses of students who serve within the United States armed forces or are
enlisted as Active Duty, National Guard, or Reservist, who are ordered to state or federal
service or duty, are entitled to the following provisions for each course the student is
attending:
∼ Student may withdraw from any current course(s) and receive a tuition credit to be
applied in the amount of tuition accrued in the current course(s). Students will be
assigned a withdrawal grade of “Military Withdrawal” (WM) that does not count
negatively against satisfactory academic progress.
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Students may make arrangements with instructors for course grades to request a
grade of incomplete by submitting any of the subsequent request forms. If such
arrangements are made, tuition shall be assessed for the course(s) in full.
Students who withdraw from the institution due to military service are allotted a one-year
grace period for collection of any institutional balances owed. This grace period does not
apply to repayment of federal student loans which are subject to Title IV repayment
regulations
Students who request a break in attendance may do so by submitting an Administrative
Leave Request. This request form also facilitates withdrawal from any current course(s), if
necessary.
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Exit Survey
AAU graduates and students who have withdrawn from the University for any reason are
required to complete the AAU Exit Survey, which will be provided to them. The purpose of
this document is to update student information and provide students with the ability to
share their experiences at AAU with the University Administration. This document must be
completed and submitted to AAU prior to the release of any student records (e.g., transcript,
diploma).
Attendance Policy
AAU requires that students communicate with their instructors through iBoard’s Message
Center, the AAU faculty email system, or by telephone should there be any impact on
module or course completion.
A student is expected to be in attendance each week throughout the duration of his or her
course. Attendance is defined as the submission of at least one academic event per module.
An “academic event” is defined as a graded item with an associated score that is a
component of the overall course grade. Examples include a written assignment, discussion
board, and quiz.
If a student does not complete an academic event during the first week of a course, he or she
will be automatically disenrolled from that course. Please note that attendance is an
administrative function and, thus, not at the discretion of the instructor.
Assignment Submission
Unless otherwise specified, all graded items should be posted or uploaded to
iBoard by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Sunday of the week in which they were assigned. The
module schedule is based on a week that runs from Monday through Sunday.
Instructors will submit scores within three business days after a student posts an
assignment. A student is expected to complete his or her course, including the final exam,
within its eight week time frame.
Should extenuating circumstances impact module or course completion, a student must
communicate with his or her instructor through iBoard’s Message Center, email, or
telephone, in order to make alternate arrangements for assignment submission.
Late Assignment Policy
Courses are eight weeks in length, with each week containing one module. The learning
week starts on Monday and ends on the following Sunday. During each module, students
will be assigned various graded activities to assess their learning during that week. All
graded activities (homework assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, etc.) are due by the
end of the learning week (Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific Time).
Any graded activity submitted beyond the end of a learning week, yet still within the eightweek duration of the course, will be subject to a late penalty of 5% per day that will be
deducted from the total earned points for a given assignment. Assignments submitted over
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seven (7) days late will not be accepted for credit. Any assignment submitted after the end
of a course will not be accepted for credit unless the student has been approved for an
Incomplete. See Incomplete Policy.
Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy
A student may cancel their course(s) by following the procedures outlined below. Any
money due to the student will be refunded within 30 days.
Notices of cancellation will be accepted in any manner; however, it is more efficient to
submit all notices of cancellation through e-mail to your Program Success Advocate (PSA).
The cancellation date is the date that the request is received by the University.
The student has the right to cancel their courses and receive a full refund, less any nonrefundable fees as listed on this Enrollment Agreement, credit evaluation fees, and/or
application fees, prior to the scheduled session start date as well as within the first seven
days of the session.
Any course that has not reached the start of the second week of the session can be cancelled.
If the course duration has already reached the second week of the session, a withdrawal must
occur. Refunds for withdrawals are discussed under “Withdrawal and Refund” below.
If the course(s) is (are) cancelled, AAU requests that any and all course materials be refused
and/or returned to:
Allied American University
Attn: Returns Department
22952 Alcalde Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
All time references refer to Pacific Time.
The request to cancel can be made in any manner; however, in order to ensure the most
prompt processing, we ask that cancellation requests be made via email to the following
address: [email protected]
WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND
To offset AAU’s administrative costs, in addition to any non-refundable fees, any student
who withdraws from their course(s) after the first seven days of a session (Week 1) will be
subject to a one-time non-refundable 20% portion of tuition related to those courses, up to a
maximum of $200. Notwithstanding this 20%/$200 non-refundable portion of tuition, a refund of
the remaining tuition will be calculated as follows:
During Week 2
80% of the remaining tuition will be refunded.
During Week 3
65% of the remaining tuition will be refunded.
During Week 4
50% of the remaining tuition will be refunded.
During Week 5
40% of the remaining tuition will be refunded.
After Week 5
0% of the remaining tuition will be refunded.
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It is your responsibility to contact Student Affairs to determine what effect that any change
in course load will have on your financial assistance obligations. For Veteran students the
VA Office will be notified. Veteran students should contact their VA Office in the event VA
Benefits may be affected.
AAU’s Financial Aid Office is notified by the Office of the Registrar of the student’s
withdrawal. Based on this notification, the student file is pulled, the withdrawal
information is reviewed, and a return of Title IV funds (R2T4) calculation is performed if
appropriate. Upon the Financial Aid Office initiating any return or refunds, the borrower
will be notified in writing.
If a student owes any money to AAU resulting from the return of federal funds, the student
will receive a bill from the Business Office. For further details, please refer to your Financial
Aid Handbook.
Return to Title IV Funds (R2T4)
If a student has received Federal Direct Loans or Federal Pell Grant funds during their
period of enrollment and is withdrawn or withdraws from the institution an R2T4
calculation will be performed. If a student has not yet been awarded but has a valid ISIR for
the current award year an R2T4 calculation is performed to determine a potential PostWithdrawal Disbursement. The date of withdrawal is always the last date of attendance.
Attendance at AAU includes:
1. submitting an academic assignment,
2. taking an exam, or
3. participating in an online discussion about academic matters.
Attendance is not:
1. logging into your course without active participation or
2. participating in academic counseling or advisement.
Returning Unearned Funds
Institutions are required to determine the percentage of Title IV aid earned by the student
and to return the unearned portion to the appropriate aid program. This percentage is
determined by the percentage of the enrollment period completed by the student.
The return of funds policy consists of the following steps:
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Determine the percentage of the enrollment period completed by the student.
Days Attended ÷ Days in Enrollment Period = Percentage Completed
If the calculated percentage exceeds 60 percent, then the student has earned all Title
IV aid for the enrollment period.
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Apply the percentage completed to the Title IV aid awarded to determine the
student's eligibility for aid prior to the withdrawal.
Total Aid Disbursed x Percentage Completed = Earned Aid
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∼
Determine the amount of unearned aid to be returned to the appropriate Title IV aid
program.
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Total Disbursed Aid - Earned Aid = Unearned Aid to be Returned
If the aid already disbursed equals the earned aid, no further action is required. If the
aid already disbursed is less than the earned aid, a late disbursement will be made to
the student. If the aid already disbursed is greater than the earned aid, the difference
must be returned to the appropriate Title IV aid program.
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Distribute the responsibility to return funds between the institution and the student.
AAU and the student are both responsible for returning unearned funds to the appropriate
programs in specific loan/grant order. The institution must return the lesser of:
1. the total amount of unearned aid, or
2. institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage.
Amounts that must be returned will first be applied to federal loans and then to grants.
Loan borrowers will be permitted to repay loans based on the terms of the promissory note.
The student will also be billed for any amount due to AAU resulting from the student’s
withdrawal. If a student owes any money to the school resulting from the return of federal
aid funds, the student will receive a bill from the Business Office.
Title IV aid is returned in the following order:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans
Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans
Federal Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Pell Grants
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Any student with an account credit balance will be refunded to the funding source in the
order outlined above.
The student's grace period (if applicable) for loan repayments for Federal Unsubsidized and
Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans will begin on the day of the withdrawal from AAU. The
student should contact the servicer if they have questions regarding their grace period or
repayment status.
The student's eligibility for future financial aid may change based on their withdrawal from
AAU.
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Post-Withdrawal Disbursements
Any post-withdrawal disbursement due must meet the current required conditions for late
disbursements. A school is required to make (or offer as appropriate) post-withdrawal
disbursements to eligible students. A post-withdrawal disbursement must be made within
180 days of the date the institution determines that the student withdrew. The amount of a
post-withdrawal disbursement is determined by following the requirements for calculating
earned FSA, and has no relationship to incurred educational costs.
Procedures:
∼ If a student is eligible for a post-withdrawal of a federal grant, it will be disbursed
within 45 days of the date of determination of withdrawal.
∼ A student (or parent, in the case of a Direct PLUS loan) is notified of eligibility for a
post-withdrawal disbursement of a Federal loan within 30 days of the withdrawal
date by email and must respond within fourteen days.
∼ If the student (or parent) accepts the post-withdrawal disbursement of a federal loan,
it must be made as soon as possible but no later than 180 days of the withdrawal
date.
∼ The Financial Aid Office will track this notification and make appropriate updates in
the system as necessary.
∼ When the student’s (or parent’s) response is received it will be updated in the
system.
∼ The priorities for disbursement are grants first; paid to outstanding institutional
charges before being paid directly to the student (or parent).
Examples:
1.
It is Marie’s first semester and she is enrolled in the B.S Degree of Business
Administration program. She is a full time student enrolled in 12 credits in the
semester (16 weeks / 112 days). On the 2nd day of week 10, Marie withdrew from
her courses to pursue an acting career.
Marie attended AAU for 65 days ((7 x 9) + 2 = 65) in an enrollment period of 112
days therefore she completed 58.04% (65/112) of her enrollment period.
During the current payment period, Marie was disbursed a Pell grant for $1,500 and
a subsidized loan for $1,500, a total of $3,000. Her earned aid is $1,740 (58% x 3,000)
whereas her unearned aid is $1,260 ($1,740-$1,260). Marie will have to repay $1,260
under the terms of the unsubsidized loan.
2.
It is John’s second semester and he is enrolled in the B.S. Degree of Criminal Justice
program. He is a full time student enrolled in 12 credits in the semester (16 weeks /
112 days). On the 5th day of week 11, it was the last time John attended class.
John attended AAU for 75 days ((10 x 7) + 5 = 75) in an enrollment period of 112
days, therefore he completed 66.96% (75/112) of his enrollment period.
During the current payment period, John had was disbursed a Pell grant for $900, a
subsidized loan for $2,500 and an unsubsidized loan for $1,000 a total of $4,400.
Because he attended for at least 60% of the enrollment period his total earned aid is
$4,400 and there is no unearned aid.
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Disclosure
Refund requirements, policies and procedures are provided to students in writing annually
and are posted on AAU’s website.
Complaint Procedure
Anyone who experiences harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national
origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation should immediately seek assistance from the
University Compliance Office. Anyone who experiences an unsatisfactory interaction with
AAU personnel or AAU faculty may file a complaint through the appropriate administrator
by phone or email.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling toll free (888) 370-7589 or by
completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s Internet website.
The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 431-6959 ∼ Toll free (888) 370-7589 ∼ Fax: (916) 263-1897
Website: http://www.bppe.ca.gov ∼ email: [email protected]
Conduct Policy
Students will receive written notice if the University feels that the student’s conduct
warrants disciplinary action and/or expulsion. Students may challenge the University’s
findings and conclusion by submitting a written explanation directed to the Provost. The
Provost will review all documentation within ten days of receipt. Students will be advised
at that time regarding the Provost’s decision.
Within 15 days of receiving the Provost’s decision, students have the right to appeal the
decision directly to the AAU President. Decisions rendered by the President are final.
Course Numbering System
100–299 Lower–division courses of freshman and sophomore level; freshman level 100–199
and sophomore level 200–299.
300–499 Upper–division courses of junior and senior level; junior level 300-399 and senior
level 400-499.
Degree seeking students must have completed a minimum of 60 semester credits and have
satisfied prerequisite requirements to enroll in upper-division coursework.
Non degree seeking students who wish to enroll in 300–499 level coursework but who have
not successfully completed 60 semester credits may have their request reviewed by the Dean
to enroll in upper-division coursework.
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Gatekeeper Courses
A student may be required to successfully pass "gatekeeper" courses prior to being allowed
to enroll in a non-General Studies degree program. These courses have been identified as
encompassing the foundational knowledge needed to ultimately succeed in the program. A
course grade of at least "C" is required for successful completion of each of these courses,
after which a student would be allowed to transfer into his or her desired program. Until
this time, the student would be enrolled in a General Studies degree program (either
Associate or Bachelor level). Gatekeeper courses may be applied toward the Undistributed
Electives requirement.
Course Repeat Policy
A "course repeat" refers to a course in which a student has enrolled more than once as a
result of the student having earned a punitive grade of C- or lower (including grades of
"FW"). This is distinct from a scenario in which a student has enrolled in a course more than
once as a result of the student having earned a non-punitive grade, or a punitive grade of
“C” or higher, but wishes to attempt to earn a higher grade for the course.
Students who earn a punitive grade of C- or lower (including grades of “FW”) may enroll
again in their course by paying a course repeat fee of $75, plus any needed material. This
$75 fee is non-refundable. Students who have failed a course may enroll again in the
course up to two times using FSA funds. The maximum number of repeats allowed per
course is three, for a total of four attempts (including the initial attempt). If additional
attempts at the course (beyond the four attempts) are required or desired, they must be
requested in writing to the Dean. If the request is approved, the student must pay the full
cost of the course.
Students who wish to enroll again in a course are strongly encouraged to do so as soon as
possible because course versions change frequently. Students should note that if a new
version is in effect at the time the student wishes to enroll in the course again, new course
materials would need to be obtained at the student’s expense.
Students who earn a non-punitive grade or a punitive grade of C or higher may elect to
enroll again in a course in an attempt to earn a higher grade. In this case, the student must
pay the full cost of the course.
When a student elects to repeat or enroll again in a course, the lower grade will remain on
the student’s record, with a notation that the course is being repeated or having enrolled in
the same course for an additional time. Only the higher grade and semester credit are
calculated into the cumulative grade point average. Semester credit is only given once for a
course, except in circumstances where noted in the course description.
Grades earned at Allied American University remain in the student’s grade point average if
the coursework is enrolled again at another institution.
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Credit Transfer Policy
AAU will assess the following categories of credit toward program completion:
∼ Transfer credit satisfies AAU standards of educational quality
∼ Credit by Examination, from standardized examinations to include:
 Chauncey Group International—DSST Program (Formerly known as
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
 College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program
 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
 Excelsior College Exam (formerly Act PEP)
∼ American Council of Education (ACE) evaluated coursework
The University will accept up to 75% of an undergraduate program to be earned through
any form of recognized credit toward a degree, as detailed above. A maximum of 30 of
these semester credits may be awarded from standardized examinations.
Academic coursework eligible for credit toward an AAU degree program must satisfy the
following criteria:
∼ Transfer credit satisfies AAU standards of educational quality
∼ Coursework must be:
 Comparable to coursework required in the program of study
 Completed with a minimum GPA of 2.00 (“C”)
 Coursework will be evaluated and credit matriculated based on the following
criteria:
∼ Student is able to provide an academic catalog and/or course outline from the
institution awarding credit
∼ Transfer credit will not exceed semester credit value of the course for which it is
substituted
∼ Credit transfer for a course not currently offered can be applied if the course is
comparable or equivalent to the appropriate general education subject area. For
example, a Physics course or equivalency exam would be transferred into the
Natural Science and Mathematics General Education subject area.
∼ Transfer credits based on a different unit of credit system than those implemented
by AAU are subject to conversion before being transferred based on the formula;
quarter credits x 2/3 = semester credits
Official transcript(s) must be submitted before the end of the first semester completed at
AAU. To qualify as official, transcripts must be sent to AAU directly from the institution or
military branch where the credit was earned. An exception may be made to accept
transcripts sent by the student as long as the official transcript(s) is sealed from the
originating institution.
If the student does not provide official transcript(s) by the end of the first semester, the
associated transfer coursework applied to the degree plan will be removed. The student
will be required to satisfy the remaining requirements to earn a degree.
If a student supplies official transcript(s) at a later date, the matriculated coursework may be
re-applied to the student’s degree plan. The student will not be reimbursed for any
coursework taken at Allied American University to replace the removed transfer credit.
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Residence Requirement
Students pursuing an associate degree are required to complete a minimum of 15 semester
credits in residence at Allied American University.
Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester
credits in residence at Allied American University; 15 of which must be upper-division
semester credits.
If a student chooses to pursue an additional program through Allied American University,
the student is required to satisfy the Residence Requirement with Allied American
University coursework not previously applied to a prior earned program.
Credit Conversion
Allied American University (AAU) operates on a semester system and courses are awarded
semester credit. If a student transfers over credit taken at a quarter-based institution, the
credit is converted to the semester equivalent. One quarter credit is equivalent to two-thirds
of a semester credit.
Below is a sample conversion table:
Quarter Credit
5
4
3
2
1
Semester Credit
3.33
2.67
2.00
1.33
0.67
Any course or credit recommendation (institutional or non-institutional) approved to
transfer to AAU degree requirements is evaluated on the semester credit worth in addition
to standards of educational quality to determine the applicability to AAU degree
requirements.
Credits applied toward degree requirements are recognized only for the semester credit
required for that specific degree requirement. No additional credit will be awarded beyond
the semester credits required.
The prospective student must provide the following documentation:
∼
∼
∼
Copy of all applicable college transcripts
Course outlines and/or catalog from awarding institution
Military-earned credit:
 Army American Council on Education Registry Transcript (AARTS)
 Coast Guard Institute (CGI)
 Community College of the Air Force Transcript (CCAF)
 Sailor/Marine American Council of Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
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∼
Standardized examination results:
 Award of academic credit toward the degree program of enrollment is
assessed on the basis of test scores and the appropriate subject area
 AAU will award transfer credits for exams that are associated with the
current AAU curriculum
AAU academic personnel will review the submitted materials and provide an assessment
used to identify where transfer credit can be matriculated to the program of study and for
which program requirement credit is applicable. The assessment and degree plan are
provided to the student.
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at our Institution
The transferability of credits you earn at AAU is at the complete discretion of an institution
to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or certificate you earn at AAU
is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the
credits or degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which
you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at the
institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution
will meet your education goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you
may seek to transfer after attending AAU to determine if your credits or degree will
transfer.
Grading Policy
Grading is an academic, not administrative, function. As such, grades are determined by
the course instructor. Grades are a measure of student achievement of course learning
objectives. Grades may be determined on the basis of percentage of correct answers on an
objective exam, or on the basis of the instructor’s evaluation of student performance on
course work, assignments, and practical demonstrations of skills. The instructor shall base
evaluations on the student’s attainment of defined course competencies. Such evaluations
shall be fairly and consistently applied to all students in a course.
Students are expected to maintain at least minimum grade point averages (GPA). To remain
in Good Academic Standing, students need to maintain the minimum semester GPA as
outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section. To earn a degree, a student must
earn an institutional GPA of 2.00 or better.
Faculty members are responsible for grading all students assigned to them. Faculty
members will be able to view all of their currently enrolled students’ grade reports through
iBoard. Each member of the faculty is required to submit grades for each student within
three business days of assignment submission and submit a final grade within seven days of
the course completion date. Grade reports will be made available to students through
iBoard on a continual basis throughout the term.
Through iBoard, students can submit their work, take exams, and view their course
information (grades, program information, and scheduled courses). Grade reports indicate
the date of assignment submission, date of exam completion, date of assignment feedback
and feedback comments, courses taken, semester credits received, and the grades assigned.
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A student who has failed to make payment for tuition or who retains any other
indebtedness to the University will not receive the grade until payment is made.
If a student is in progress of a course, the faculty member is responsible for working with
the student until the course has been completed. High quality faculty-student interaction
and high quality student centered teaching promote course completion in a timely manner.
Grading Scale and Equivalents
AAU has established the following grading scale. All faculty members are required to
comply with this scale and its equivalents. Plus or minus grades indicate a high or low end
grade that has been assigned. These grades may be assigned on individual assignments
within a course or as the final course grade.
Grade
Quality Points/
Grading Percent
A
4.00 / 94-100
A-
3.67 / 90-93
B+
3.33 / 87-89
B
3.00 / 84-86
B-
2.67 / 80-83
C+
2.33 / 77-79
C
2.00 / 74-76
C-
1.67 / 70-73
D+
1.33 / 67-69
D
1.00 / 60-66
F
0.00 / Below 60
W
.00
Withdrawal
WF
0.00
Failure to Withdrawal – Non-Participation
AC
.00
Administrative Cancellation
AW
.00
Administrative Withdrawal
IP
.00
In Progress
General Description
Excellent
Good
Satisfactory
Poor
Failure
Grading Criteria
A = Excellent
The student has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the content and skills presented
in the course, consistently initiates thoughtful questions, and can see many sides of an issue.
The student writes logically and clearly. He or she also integrates ideas throughout the
course and, as appropriate, from previously completed courses in a program.
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B = Good to very good
The B student is an excellent writer and maintains consistent performance and
understanding of course content that goes beyond the minimum requirements.
C = Satisfactory
The C student demonstrates a minimal comprehension of the skills and subject matter
included in the course and accomplishes only the minimum requirements, while displaying
little or no initiative.
D = Below average
The student’s performance is barely acceptable. Assignments are late or missing, and there
is not even a minimal understanding or mastery of course content skills.
F = Failing
Quality and quantity of work is unacceptable.
W = Withdrawal
Grades at AAU are expressed in letter format. The distinct use of “W” grades is as follows:
∼ “W” = Withdrawal from the course
∼ “WM” = Withdrawal for active Military duty
∼ “WF” = Failed to Withdraw
The grade of “W” is a negative outcome for purposes of measuring satisfactory academic
progress. The course is recorded as having been attempted for the purposes of calculating
the rate of progress toward completion and maximum time frame. Distinguishing among
the various potential reasons for a withdrawal is not necessary, except in the case where a
student withdraws for military service and is not to be penalized, or where a student does
not continue participating during the semester, does not “earn” a final grade, and does not
provide official notification of withdrawal.
Official and Unofficial Withdrawal policies can be found on page 52 of the catalog.
AC = Administrative Cancellation
Administrative cancellation refers to a student course cancellation which is initiated by the
institution. Administrative cancellations commonly apply to coursework that has not
begun. AAU may deem that students be cancelled from their course for reasons which
include, but are not limited to:
∼ Not satisfying a course prerequisite
∼ Outstanding tuition
∼ “Dropping out” in the middle of a term
∼ Plagiarism
∼ Computer tampering
Students who are administratively cancelled from the identified course(s) will receive the
grade of AC on their academic record. The AC grade has no effect on the student’s
academic GPA. The student will be notified of the Administrative Course Cancellation to
their primary email from the Office of the Registrar.
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AW = Administrative Withdrawal
Administrative withdrawal refers to a student course withdrawal which is initiated by the
institution. Administrative Withdrawals commonly apply to coursework that has already
begun. AAU may deem that a student be withdrawn from their course for reasons which
include, but are not limited to:
∼ Failing to participate in classes
∼ Not satisfying a course prerequisite
∼ “Dropping out” in the middle of a term
∼ Plagiarism
∼ Computer tampering
Students who are administratively withdrawn from the identified course(s) will receive the
grade of AW on their academic record. The AW grade has no effect on the student’s
academic GPA. The student will be notified of the Administrative Course Withdrawal to
their primary email from the Office of the Registrar.
Grades of Incomplete
The awarding of an Incomplete (“I”) grade is at the discretion of the instructor once all
qualifying criteria have been met and shall be awarded for exceptional circumstances only.
In order to qualify for an Incomplete, a student must have attained at least 40% of the total
weighted score of the course that he or she has attempted. Students must be within the 8th
week of their course to apply for an Incomplete. Incompletes will not be granted to students
for the purpose of resubmitting previous work or for submitting work that was not part of
the original scope of the course (i.e. “extra credit”). The student must submit an Incomplete
Grade Request form to his/her instructor for the Incomplete, in which the student includes
a plan to the instructor for satisfying the remaining requirements of the course outlined in
the student’s plan. The maximum length of the Incomplete timeframe is 14 calendar days
from the last date of the course session. In the case when the course requirements have not
been completed within this timeframe, the “I” grade shall become a failing grade (“F”).
Assignment of Grades
The determination of a student’s grade is the responsibility of the instructor assigned to
teach the course. Even though the instructor may use support staff for the grading of tests
or other assignments, the instructor is ultimately responsible for the grade assigned. The
instructor shall assign grades using the grading scale delineated in the school catalog and
apply the grading policy and criteria as described in the course syllabus.
All graded coursework and assignments shall be returned to students for review at the
earliest possible opportunity, generally within 3 days from the last day of the course. The
instructor shall inform students in all courses that questions or concerns related to the grade
on any assignment shall be brought to the instructor’s attention for clarification. The
instructor shall verify the accuracy of the calculation of any grade whenever a student
challenges that calculation. Grades deemed incorrect by the instructor shall be corrected as
soon as possible and, when possible, prior to the submission of final grades for the course.
The correction shall be documented in the original graded document. When an instructor
approves a change to a final grade that has already been submitted to the Registrar and
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entered into the official student records system, the grade change shall be documented on a
signed official Grade Change Request form, which shall be placed in the student’s
academic file.
Grade changes to course work and assignments may be made only by the course instructor
and are final with no right to appeal the instructor’s decision. Only final grades given upon
completion of a course may be appealed. In the case that an instructor is unavailable for any
reason, the Dean of the program of which the course is part, may, at his or her discretion,
assign the final grade.
The final grade for a course shall be submitted to the Registrar as soon as possible following
the final course session and no later than three days after the last course session or
administration of the final exam. An appeal of a final grade must be initiated within 14 days
of the issuance of final grades for the session in which the grade was given.
No grade shall be awarded for any course that a student has not attended. All letter
grades, including “F” (Failure), “W,” “WF,” “WM” (Withdrawal), and “I” (Incomplete),
indicate that a student has attended and that a charge has been assessed for the course. If
a student never attends a course, the course should be deleted from the student’s
schedule and no grade shall be recorded.
Grade Changes
Any changes to final grades following the instructor’s submittal of the grade shall be
documented in writing and stored in the institutional files according to the procedure
below.
A student who requests a change to a final grade shall first contact the instructor. In cases
where the instructor is no longer affiliated with the AAU, or otherwise unavailable, a
student may submit the appeal directly to the Appeals Committee (see Student Academic
Appeals Policy).
If upon consideration of the request, the instructor determines that the student’s grade was
incorrectly calculated or incorrectly entered into AAU’s student administrative system, the
instructor shall submit a signed Grade Change Request form to the Registrar. The Registrar
shall enter the grade change into the school’s student administrative system and verify that
the grade change was entered correctly. The Registrar shall sign the Grade Change Request
form and retain a copy in the student’s academic and institutional files.
Grade Appeals
If the instructor does not approve the grade change, the instructor shall inform the student.
If the change was requested to a final grade, the instructor shall further inform the student
of the student’s right to appeal. The instructor shall document in writing the decision to
deny the request for a grade change (see bottom portion of the Grade Change Request
form) and submit an informational copy of this documentation to the Dean.
If the student wishes to appeal the denial, the student shall fill out a Grade Appeal form
and follow the procedure set forth in the Student Academic Appeals Policy. Appeals of a
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final grade shall be heard by a committee composed of the Dean, Registrar, and an
instructor other than the course instructor from which the grade was given. A notice of
appeal hearing shall be sent to the student and course instructor, who will be required to
attend.
Decisions of the Academic Appeal Committee shall be communicated through a copy of the
Grade Appeal form to the student and the instructor who assigned the grade.
Grade Change Procedure:
Instructor Role and Responsibilities
1. Review grades as soon as graded assignments or tests are returned to the student.
2. Bring forth, in a timely manner but in no case later than 21 days following the receipt of
the final course grade, any question about assigned grades for coursework or the final
grade or a grade appeal.
3. Ensure students understand their right to discuss any grading issues with the Dean.
4. Ensure students understand their right to appeal a final course grade within the
parameters of the Student Academic Appeals Policy.
5. If request is for a change to an interim or final grade, promptly review the student
request.
6. If request is not approved, notify the student and document it in writing to the Dean.
7. If change to a recorded grade is approved, notify the student and fill out the Grade
Change Request form with documentation to support grade change (this includes any
make up work or retests), sign, and submit it to the Registrar.
8. If change to a recorded grade is not approved, notify student of his or her right to
appeal.
9. Where an instructor is no longer affiliated with AAU, or otherwise unavailable, a
student will submit grade questions and/or grade appeals, as wells as any justification,
to the Dean who will conduct the review in compliance with procedures outlined in this
policy.
Dean Role and Responsibilities
1. Review all grade change requests approved by instructor.
2. If approved, sign and date the form and submit it to Registrar for entry.
Registrar Role and Responsibilities
1. Make grade change corrections to the AAU’s student information system only upon
receipt of an official Grade Change Request form signed by the course instructor or
Appeals Committee.
2. Verify grade change has been correctly entered.
3. Sign and date Grade Change Request form.
4. File grade change form and documentation in the student’s academic file.
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5. Send copy of completed grade change form to both the student and the faculty member
who assigned the original grade.
6. Keep monthly tally of grade changes for management reporting.
Grading Rubric
A grading rubric is a tool utilized by faculty to identify standards and criteria when grading
assignments. To ensure consistency in grading, faculty are asked to utilize the rubric below
when assigning points to student assignments. The rubric is made available to students to
ensure that they are aware of the standard of quality and criteria followed by faculty when
reviewing and assigning grades to their assignments. Following the assigned readings and
submitting substantive assignments will help to ensure high quality of work provided to
faculty for review.
Categories
Scope
Organization
Development
Language
Mechanics
Excellent
Addresses the
prompt in an
effective manner,
responding to
several aspects of the
topic.
21-30%
Is organized
effectively around a
clear central purpose
or thesis.
21-30%
Provides effective
and specific
evidence to support
positions.
11-20%
Demonstrates strong
control of sentence
structure and
appropriate word
choice.
8-10%
Is generally free
from errors in
grammar, usage, and
conventions.
8-10%
Scope: 30%
Organization: 30%
Good
Addresses the
prompt in a
competent manner,
may focus on minor
aspects of the topic.
11-20%
Is organized
adequately around a
central purpose or
thesis. There may be
a point or two that
may not connect
with the central
purpose.
11-20%
Provides basic
evidence (general) to
support positions.
6-10%
Demonstrates
adequate control of
sentence structure
and word choice.
5-7%
Fair
Poor
Addresses the
prompt in a basic
manner.
Addresses the
prompt in a limited
manner or fails to
address the prompt.
0%
1-10%
Is organized in a
limited way and
occasionally moves
away from the
central purpose.
Is organized in a
limited way or fails
to be organized at
all.
1-10%
Provides evidence
that is too general or
not clearly linked to
a position.
1-5%
0%
Provides superficial
or irrelevant
evidence.
0%
Contains some
minor errors in
grammar, usage, and
conventions.
Demonstrates lack of
control of sentence
structure and
limitations in word
choice.
1-4%
Contains confusing
errors in grammar,
usage, and
conventions.
Demonstrates no
control of sentence
structure and
inappropriate word
choice.
0%
Contains serious
errors in grammar,
usage, and
conventions.
5-7%
1-4%
0%
Language: 10%
Mechanics: 10%
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Grade Challenges
Allied American University faculty members are experts within their fields of study and
have the final authority for assigning grades with the exception to grades that are found to
be a result of arbitrary or capricious grading.
If a student believes and is able to support with clear and credible evidence that capricious
or unprofessional grading has taken place, a grade dispute may be made on a final course
grade basis. Individual course assessment grades are to be handled between student and
faculty while a course is in session. The grade challenge policy governs course final grades.
The following policies and procedures apply to all grade challenges:
1. If a student believes he or she received a final course grade based on capricious or
unprofessional grading, the student must discuss the dispute with the faculty
member who issued the grade within 7 days of the final grade being posted. The
correspondence should be tracked through the iBoard messaging center.
2. If a satisfactory solution cannot be found, the student may request a Grade
Challenge form from the program success advocate to be submitted for review.
3. A Grade Challenge form must be initiated within 21 days of the final grade posting
date.
4. After reviewing the Grade Challenge form and supporting documentation for
completeness, the form will be forwarded to the Dean.
5. The Dean will review the documentation to determine if the request warrants a
review or not. If so, the Dean may consult with the faculty member in an attempt to
resolve the dispute. In most cases, the faculty member's decision is final unless the
Dean determines extenuating circumstances warrant review.
6. Grade disputes may not be appealed beyond the Dean. All documents submitted for
grade challenge are entered in the permanent record of student and faculty.
It is the student’s responsibility to provide the necessary information to support the
challenge. The student’s Grade Challenge form must include all required information
within the form and clearly written justification for the Grade Challenge to be considered.
The burden of proof rests with the student to provide any additional supporting
documentation. Examples of necessary information include medical verification if
exception is due to illness or copies of any documentation to substantiate the request being
made, e.g., message center posts. If any type of documentation or recommendation is
missing, the form will be returned to the student for completion.
Please Note: Upon submission of a Grade Challenge form and any supporting documents, faculty
may be notified of the challenge and asked for a response.
Graduation Policy
To receive an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree, a student must satisfy requirements related to
semester credits, grade point average, program of study, and courses. It is the student’s
responsibility to ensure that all requirements for graduation have been met and are
completed in a timely manner. To assist students in this process, AAU provides support
through Program Success Advocates and through the academic affairs department.
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Once a student has determined that all requirements have been met, the student submits a
graduation application to the academic affairs office.
For an Associate’s Degree, a student must complete the following:
∼ Earn a minimum of 60 semester credits of which at least 15 semester credits must be
earned through AAU required courses
∼ Maintain an institutional GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 system) overall in a declared major
∼ Fulfill the academic requirements as directed by the degree program
For a Bachelor’s Degree, a student must complete the following:
∼ Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits, of which at least 30 semester credits must
be earned through AAU required courses
∼ Maintain an institutional GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 system) overall in a declared major
∼ Fulfill the academic requirements as directed by the degree program
Graduation with honors can be awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 and who
complete a minimum of 15 semester credits for an associate’s degree and 30 semester credits
for a bachelor’s degree through AAU.
Degrees with Allied American University are conferred on a monthly basis. The conferral
date is defined as the date on which a student’s degree is officially awarded. After
completing all courses and submitting a completed graduation application, graduating
students must resolve any outstanding financial obligations. After all academic and
administrative requirements have been met students will receive two official transcripts and
their diploma.
Grievance Policy
AAU has a responsibility to protect the rights of students and ensure compliance with its
nondiscrimination policy by providing a process for those who desire to file a grievance
against the University, including any claim of discrimination.
Students who allege discrimination, harassment, or a violation of an AAU policy must
present their grievance in writing to the Dean within three (3) weeks of the incident. Such
grievances will be heard by the University’s academic review committee. A campus
decision based upon the committee’s recommendation may be appealed to the Provost
within ten (10) days of the date the student receives the decision from the campus.
Other grievances or requests for policy exceptions must be submitted in writing to AAU’s
Dean who will determine the appropriate course of action or render a decision. Grievances
relating to financial aid, account balances, or collections must be reviewed by AAU
management before being submitted to the Provost. When such a grievance is received by
the Dean, it will generally be forwarded to the University President for a final decision if it
cannot be resolved informally.
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Harassment Policy
It is the policy of Allied American University that the educational environment be free of all
forms of improper or unlawful harassment including sexual harassment or sexually
offensive conduct. Conduct on the part of faculty, staff, or students which would violate
this policy includes, but is not limited to:
∼ Unwelcome or unwanted sexual advances
∼ Requests for sexual favors
∼ Any suggestion, whether overt or subtle, that a grade or other academic achievement
is dependent upon the granting of sexual favors or submission to sexual requests
∼ Unwelcome physical contact, including patting, pinching, hugging, kissing, fondling,
etc.
∼ Offensive conduct, verbal or written, including sexually explicit jokes, comments,
innuendo, or other tasteless actions that would offend a reasonably sensitive person
∼ The display of sexually offensive pictures, posters, illustrations, or objects
∼ Slurs, jokes, or ridicule based on race, ethnic or national origin, religion, gender, or
disability
Conduct deemed to be in violation of this policy is prohibited and will not be tolerated by
Allied American University. Retaliation, in any form, against the person raising such a
concern will also not be tolerated. Any student or applicant who has a question or concern
regarding compliance with this policy may direct the question or concern to the director of
personnel and development.
Leave of Absence
Allied American University encourages students to maintain continuous enrollment from
admission through completion of their program requirements. When circumstances arise
that result in a student needing a break in his or her enrollment, it is recommended that the
student utilizes a Leave of Absence. A student who finds it necessary to take a Leave of
Absence due to mitigating circumstances and who plans on returning to AAU, may request
a Leave of Absence by submitting the Request for Leave of Absence form. The request must be
in writing and accompanied by documentation of the reason for mitigating circumstances, if
appropriate. It is recommended that the student discuss the process with his or her program
success advocate. The request for Leave of Absence will be reviewed by the Office of the
Registrar. A Leave of Absence is approved on a case-by-case basis.
To request a Leave of Absence, a Request for Leave of Absence form must be signed, dated, and
submitted on or before the last date of a semester. The student must provide rationale as to
why the leave is being requested. The student must indicate on the form the intended date
of return, a student may only return upon the start of a non-concurrent semester.
Students seeking a leave up to 180 days may not actively be in progress of coursework at
Allied American University while on a Leave of Absence. If a student seeks a Leave of
Absence while in progress of coursework, the student must decide to either complete all
course work before initiation of the Leave of Absence or withdraw from coursework to
begin the Leave of Absence (either a grade of “W” will be assigned or a letter grade will be
assigned if the request is made in week 7 or 8 of the course) upon completion of the
semester. Any upcoming courses that the student has completed registration for will be
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cancelled, and the student will be required to register in the first available registration
period prior to returning from the leave. Circumstances justifying a Leave of Absence up to
180 days include, but are not limited to, the following:
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Pregnancy
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Outstanding work circumstances (including unemployment)
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Death or life threatening illness in the immediate family
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Critical illness or serious injury requiring at least overnight hospitalization
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Unexpected deployment (student must provide documentation from the
unit/battalion commander or employer that there was no notification of pending
deployment prior to the date the student requested a Leave of Absence)
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Lack of or extremely restricted access to the Internet at a scheduled deployment that
took place after the Leave of Absence was requested (student must provide
documentation from the unit/battalion commander or employer that the student’s
new location does not allow for Internet access to complete the course, and this
current deployment took place after the request date of the current extension.)
Students must initiate the request for Leave of Absence, which point in time the student will
be appropriately notified of the components of the request process. Please note that no
official requests will be taken over the phone. The form must be completed in its entirety
with all supportive documentation to be considered. Official documentation must be
provided that supports that the student does meet the eligibility requirements as outlined
above.
A Leave of Absence does not meet the conditions to be an approved leave of absence for
Title IV financial aid purposes. Therefore, a Leave of Absence is treated as an official
withdrawal for return of Title IV financial aid and student loan deferment purposes. A
financial aid student considering a Leave of Absence should contact the Financial Aid Office
to discuss the impact on loan repayment. The loan repayment grace period begins on the
first day of the student’s Leave of Absence.
For students receiving Federal Student Aid, to be approved for a Leave of Absence, the
student must agree to Leave of Absence counseling which will be provided to them by
representatives in AAU’s financial aid office. For those students on a Leave of Absence who
are receiving Federal Student Aid, they are not eligible for any additional Federal Student
Aid during the Leave of Absence.
The Leave of Absence can be no more than 180 consecutive days in length per 12-month
period. Failure to register for courses on or before scheduled / approved re-entry date will
result in termination of the Leave of Absence and result in an institutional withdrawal.
For veteran students, the VA Office will be notified upon approval of a Leave of Absence.
Veteran students should contact their VA Office in the event VA Benefits may be affected.
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Non-Discrimination Policy
Allied American University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, disability, or Vietnam–era veteran status in its educational programs, activities, or
employment practices. The University complies with Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and regulations,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990.
If any student or applicant has a question or concern regarding compliance with this policy,
that student or applicant may direct the question or concern to the director of personnel and
development.
Orientation Course
Every first-time AAU student is required to complete AAU’s short online orientation
course in order to be granted access to the initial course(s) that he or she has enrolled in.
This course teaches students about AAU’s policies and the iBoard online learning platform
to help them successfully complete their program. Students should begin the online
orientation course shortly after their enrollment is confirmed and before the Start Date of
their initial course(s). Access to the initial course(s) will not be allowed until the orientation
has been completed.
Proctored Examination Policy
Proctored exams are required for selected AAU courses to ensure a student’s mastery of a
course’s learning objectives and to ensure academic honesty. As a general policy, required
courses and core program courses are given priority when selecting which courses have a
proctored exam. A course’s syllabus will clearly state if the course includes a proctored
final exam, and Program Success Advocates will notify students when a course has a
proctored final exam.
Proctored exams are used to assess whether students have mastered the subject matter. The
proctored exams are open book, open notes, and are usually two hours unless otherwise
noted. Proctored exams are to be scheduled within one week after coursework has been
completed. The student must have a passing grade on submitted coursework before taking
a proctored exam.
Students are responsible for scheduling the proctored exams with an approved proctor prior
to taking the required exam. Students request the proctoring form through their program
success advocate. It is recommended that students turn in the completed proctoring form at
least two weeks prior to their exam.
Once selected, the proctor must certify that he or she is not related to or is not a close friend
of this student and that there is no relationship between the proctor and the student that
will prevent the examination from being properly administered. Additionally, the proctor
must certify that he or she will check a photo I.D. to confirm the identity of the student
taking the final examination and declare under penalty of perjury that the information is
true and correct.
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Once the proctor has been approved by AAU, the examination code is forwarded to the proctor.
The proctor then gives this code to the student once the identity of the student has been
verified. Failure to follow the instructions can result in the invalidation of the exam and
possible failure of the course.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
AAU evaluates Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of each semester and at the
beginning of the first semester. A semester is defined as a 16-week period of academic study. The
requirements of each criterion must be met and are discussed in detail below. The University provides
written notification, within prescribed time periods, to notify a student who is failing to achieve SAP
standards.
There are three criteria used to measure Satisfactory Academic Progress:
∼ Cumulative grade point average (qualitative)
∼ Credit hour completion (quantitative)
∼ Maximum Timeframe
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to receive Federal Student
Aid. According to Federal Regulations, students who fail to make satisfactory progress
towards their degree or certificate will lose their ability to receive Federal Student Aid. This
regulation applies to all AAU students, including those that have not previously received
financial aid. Students who lose their aid may appeal the loss provided there are mitigating
circumstances that inhibited their academic progress. If mitigating circumstances do not
exist, students may take classes at their own expense to demonstrate improvement for a
future appeal. To otherwise restore eligibility, students must achieve the grade point
average (GPA) and completion rate as defined in the policy.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): CGPA is the qualitative measure of SAP,
meaning that it measures the quality of the grades that each student earns in their courses.
Evaluation occurs at the end of each semester as demonstrated in the sample segments
listed in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Progression Table. Only credits completed at
AAU with a final grade of A through F are included in the CGPA calculation.
To meet SAP requirements students must maintain a CGPA that meets or exceeds the
minimum requirements as shown in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Progression Table
below. Students who fail to meet CGPA requirements also fail to meet SAP requirements
and will be put on Warning. (See Student Status section.)
Credit Hour Completion: Credit hour completion is the quantitative measure of SAP,
meaning that you must complete a certain percentage of your courses to meet minimum
SAP standards and maintain eligibility for Federal Student Aid. Each academic program
within our University system has a defined number of credit hours required for completion.
To maintain SAP, students must achieve a minimum percentage of credits earned versus
credits attempted.
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Courses with a final grade of A through D will be counted towards credits
completed.
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Final grades that fall below the minimum D are not counted as credits completed but
will be used to determine credits attempted.
Withdrawn (W) courses are considered credits attempted.
Courses with grades of incomplete (“I”) will not be counted as credits attempted
until a final grade is earned.
During week one of each semester students will be cancelled from any courses in
which they have not met census. Courses that are dropped prior to the course start
date or during the add/drop (week one of the semester) will not count towards
attempted credits. Note: All students are required to log into each of their courses
and participate in week one according to the class syllabus to confirm their
attendance. Students who do not complete an academically related event during
census will be cancelled from their course.
Remedial courses do not count towards attempted credits.
Any course in which the student remains enrolled beyond week one will count
towards attempted courses regardless of the grade received.
Repeated courses will count as attempted courses.
Maximum Timeframe
All students who receive federal financial aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act are
required to complete their program of study within 150% of the published length of the
program. The following maximum time frames apply to each academic program:
 Associates Degree – the published length is 60 semester credits. The maximum
period must not exceed 90 (60x1.5) Total Semester Credits Attempted.
 Bachelor Degree – the published length is 120 semester credits. The maximum
period must not exceed 180 (120 x 1.5) Total Semester Credits Attempted.
 Certificate Programs – the published length is an average of 18 semester credits. The
maximum period must not exceed 27 (18 x 1.5) Total Semester Credits Attempted.
AAU has provided a chart that illustrates the minimum quantitative and qualitative
requirements for various evaluation points based on full time enrollment of 12 credits per
semester for a student pursuing an associate or Bachelor Degree . Students will be evaluated
for SAP regardless of credits attempted or program being pursued.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Progression Table
SAP Level
Associates Degree
Credits
Attempted
(inc. Trans)
12
24
36
48
60-90
Minimum Cum
Credits Completed
Minimum
CGPA
50%
50%
67%
67%
67%
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
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Bachelor Degree
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120-180
50%
50%
67%
67%
67%
67%
67%
67%
67%
67%
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
**Credits transferred in from another college or university via an official Transfer Credit
Evaluation are factored into credit completion.
Standards of Academic Progress – Degree Programs
Additionally, all AAU degree programs require that students meet certain criteria in order
to graduate. These requirements are program specific, as follows:
Associate of Science Program
∼ Complete 60 semester credit hours consisting of 39 hours in the General Education
curriculum and 21 hours in the major.
∼ Attain a minimum overall grade point average (CGPA) of at least a C (2.0) upon
graduation.
Bachelor of Science Programs
∼ Complete 120 semester credit hours consisting of 45 hours in the General Education
curriculum and 75 hours in the major.
∼ Attain a minimum overall grade point average (CGPA) of at least a C (2.0) upon
graduation.
Undeclared Seeking Student Option
Students may declare their academic goal as "Undeclared" if they do not plan to pursue an
academic degree program at AAU. Students will still be evaluated under the SAP policy
guidelines regardless of a program being pursued. For admission as a “Non Degree
Seeking” student proof of high school graduation or GED is required. (See “non-degree”
seeking).
Students who are enrolled as “Undeclared” are not eligible for financial aid.
Academic Status
A student’s academic status is based off of a student’s ability to meet the criteria used to
determine satisfactory academic progress, the criteria can be found in the Satisfactory
Academic Progress section. A student may have one of the following academic status types:
Good Standing, Warning, Dismissal, Probation or Extended Enrollment.
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Good Standing: Any student who maintains satisfactory academic progress by meeting the
minimum Grade Point Average and Credit Completion will remain in Good Academic
Standing.
Warning: Any student who does not meet the cumulative GPA requirement will receive a
written notice and be placed on Warning status based on review by the Provost.
A student is eligible to be removed from Warning if he or she is able to meet the minimum
semester and cumulative SAP GPA and credit completion identified at Allied American
University during the next SAP evaluation.
It is recommended that students who are placed on Warning review Reestablishing
Satisfactory Academic Progress recommendations found in the Satisfactory Academic
Progress
(SAP) Policy.
Dismissal: Any student who does not earn the minimum SAP cumulative GPA or satisfy
the minimum credit completion earned while on Warning will receive a written notice and
will be subject to Academic Dismissal from the university.
∼ The Provost will notify the Registrar’s Office of any students eligible for dismissal.
An identified student will receive a letter from the Registrar’s Office informing them
of their status and a copy of the letter will go into the student’s permanent record.
A student who is academically dismissed is ineligible to continue enrollment and may not
be readmitted before the lapse of at least one sixteen week semester. Upon return, the
student will be permitted to take courses on academic probation and will be required to
repeat courses that can raise cumulative GPA.
Any student notified of academic dismissal may appeal the decision based on mitigating
circumstances that explain the unsatisfactory academic performance and a likelihood of
success if allowed to continue at Allied American University. To appeal an academic
dismissal, a student must submit a typed petition to the Registrar within seven business
days of notification of dismissal. The appeal should be a concise narrative with supporting
documents. The appeal will be forwarded to the Provost for consideration. The Provost will
recommend a decision to the Registrar’s Office. A student will be notified in writing of the
decision by the Registrar’s Office within ten business days of receiving the student’s appeal.
All decisions by the Provost are final.
If the appeal for dismissal is approved, the student will be permitted to continue
coursework at Allied American University under probation status. If the appeal is not
approved, the student will be dismissed, is ineligible to continue enrollment, and may not
be readmitted. See Return from Dismissal for processes or returning to Allied American
University upon being dismissed.
It is recommended that students who are placed on probation review Reestablishing
Satisfactory Academic Progress recommendations found in the Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP) Policy.
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Probation
Any student who successfully appeals their eligibility for dismissal will be placed on
Probation based on approval by the Provost.
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A student is eligible to be removed from Probation if he or she is able to meet the
minimum semester and cumulative SAP GPA and credit completion identified at
Allied American University during the next SAP evaluation.
It is recommended that students who are placed on Probation review Reestablishing
Satisfactory Academic Progress recommendations found in the Satisfactory Academic
Progress
(SAP) Policy.
Return from Dismissal
Conditions returning after dismissal for unsatisfactory progress will be established by the
Provost on an individual basis and will be provided to the student upon notification of their
dismissal.
Traditionally students must demonstrate their ability to be academically successfully by
reviewing an academic plan and successfully completing pre-determined coursework at an
accredited institution.
Based on the conditions provided a student would appeal to return through the Office of the
Registrar. The appeal would need to be reviewed by the appropriate administrative body to
ensure conditions have been successfully met.
If the student is permitted to return from Dismissal their academic standing would be
Extended Enrollment and the student must follow an Academic Plan set forth by the
administration.
Extended Enrollment
Students who successfully return from dismissal are place on Extended Enrollment. While
on Extended Enrollment a student is not eligible for Financial Aid.
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A student is eligible to be removed from Extended Enrollment if he or she is able to
meet the minimum semester and cumulative SAP GPA and credit completion
identified at Allied American University during the next SAP evaluation.
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A student may remain on Extended Enrollment if he or she meets the set goals
within the Academic Plan related to semester and cumulative SAP GPA and credit
completion identified at Allied American University during the next SAP evaluation.
It is recommended that students who are placed on Extended Enrollment review
Reestablishing Satisfactory Academic Progress recommendations found in the Satisfactory
Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The California Administrative Code Section 18804(a) requires colleges and universities to
maintain student records for a period of five years after final enrollment, with exception of
the student's permanent record.
AAU’s policy regarding confidentiality is in keeping with the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (FERPA), which affords student certain rights with respect to their
education records, a summary of which follows. They are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the
day AAU receives a request for access.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student
believes are inaccurate.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in
the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure
without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure
to school officials with legitimate educational interests. School officials are individuals or
entities working for or on the behalf of the educational institution. A school official has a
legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in
order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. As allowed within FERPA
guidelines, AAU may disclose education records without consent to officials of another
school, upon request, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged
failure by Allied American University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
At its discretion, AAU may provide directory information in accordance with the provisions
of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Directory information is defined as that
information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if
disclosed. Students may withhold directory information by notifying the Registrar in
writing; please note that such withholding requests are binding for all information to all
parties other than for those exceptions allowed under the Act.
Students may access their rights to the Maintenance and Confidentiality of their Student
Records as outlined under FERPA within the Student Handbook available through their
iBoard account.
At its discretion, AAU may provide Directory Information in accordance with the
provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Directory Information is defined
as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of
privacy if disclosed. Students may withhold Directory Information by notifying the registrar
in writing; please note that such withholding requests are binding for all information to all
parties other than for those exceptions allowed under the Act.
Allied American University defines "directory information" as.
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Full name of student
Address and telephone number
Home address and telephone number
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E-mail address
Major field of study
Degrees and awards received
Dates of attendance
Grade level
Enrollment status
(i.e., full or part-time, undergraduate, graduate)
Name of institution last attended
Photographs (for University use only)
State of residence
Date of Birth
Marital status
Policy on Honorary Degrees
The Board of Trustees of Allied American University (AAU) authorizes the awarding of
honorary degrees to recognize individuals who have benefited the institution or society
through outstanding achievements or leadership. The Board of Trustees has put forth
criteria to guide AAU in nominating and considering candidates for honorary degrees.
AAU shall adhere to the policy as set out in the following procedures:
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Up to five honorary degrees may be awarded each calendar year.
AAU employees, Governing Board members, or contractors shall not be eligible for
nomination during their tenure.
The specific procedures for nominating and considering honorary degree recipients
are as follows:
o Any individual affiliated with AAU in any way may nominate a prospective
honorary degree holder.
o The Nominating Committee shall be comprised of the President, Provost, and
one Dean (may alternate).
o The Nominating Committee will receive and screen nominations.
o Nominations can be made directly to the President or Provost and should
include the following:
 A letter from the nominator and supporting documentation detailing
why the candidate is worthy of an honorary degree from AAU
 The candidate’s CV or a biographical statement
 At least three names and contact information of individuals who may
be solicited for letters of recommendation
 The nominator’s relationship with the candidate, including any
potential or perceived conflicts of interest
The Nominating Committee shall consider all complete nomination packets.
The Nominating Committee will consider individuals who have distinguished
themselves in the areas of teaching, research, or service. Achievements of national or
international significance, or outstanding and sustained service to the community,
should be the overriding criterion for all candidates.
All members of the Nominating Committee need to unanimously approve a
candidate in order for him/her to be offered an honorary degree.
The Nominating Committee will send a letter to the nominator of any candidate not
recommended. Candidates may be reconsidered upon re-nomination.
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Should the Nominating Committee approve the candidate, he/she shall be notified
in order to ascertain their willingness to accept the honorary degree.
All members of the Nominating Committee are required to function in a
confidential manner, respecting the privacy of all candidates; including those
recommended and those not recommended.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Americans with Disabilities Act
AAU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act, and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities. AAU grants
reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. Reasonable
accommodations are granted if the request:
∼ Is based on documented individual needs,
∼ Does not compromise essential requirements of a course or program, and/or.
∼ Does not impose a financial or administrative burden on AAU beyond that which is
deemed reasonable and customary
The essential requirements of an academic course or program need not be modified to
accommodate an individual with a disability.
Students whose accommodation requests are denied will not be discriminated or retaliated
against if they appeal the decision.
It is the student’s responsibility to notify the university as having a disability and submit
any required documentation, prior to engaging in any activity for which accommodation is
being requested. For example, a request to retake a test or course due to a disability will not
be considered for a test or course that a student has already taken. Since the documentation
and review process may take some time, currently diagnosed students should submit any
requests for a disability accommodation as soon as they are admitted to a program and prior
to registering for courses.
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No accommodations may be made prior to the notification of disability and the
submission of documentation.
Students must identify themselves to their program success advocate (PSA) and
provide the required documentation as outlined in the documentation requirements
below at least 30 days in advance of the start of the accommodation being requested.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that documentation meeting the published
requirements is submitted 30 days prior to the start of accommodations.
Students must submit a written statement to their PSA outlining their disability.
Documentation to request accommodations based on a disability must be provided by the
student and at the student’s sole expense. Students must also submit documentation on the
disability with an accommodation request that meets guidelines listed below:
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The PSA will submit the documentation with the Dean.
The Dean will review the documentation with the University President.
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The Dean will notify the student of the decision within 15 days of receipt of the
documentation. This notification will be in writing and sent to the student’s email
address on record. If further information is required, the Dean will request it
directly from the student.
The Dean will notify the faculty member if they are required to make an
accommodation. The faculty member will only be advised that he or she must make
an accommodation; no medical information will be released to the faculty member.
Acceptable documentation requirements:
∼ For learning disability accommodations:
Documentation should be no older than three years if student is under 21 years of
age. Older documentation may be considered for students who are over 21 as long
as the clinical testing was completed since the student reached the age of 18.
∼ For mental disability accommodations:
Documentation should be clinical in nature and should be dated within the last six
months.
∼ For physical disability accommodations:
If the physical disability is a permanent condition, documentation of any age may be
considered. Any physical disability that is based on a temporary condition, such as
weakness caused by chemotherapy or other short-term treatments, clinical
documentation should be less than one year old.
Documentation should include a specific medical diagnosis of the student’s disability and
should include the names of diagnostic tests used, evaluation dates, test scores, and
interpretation of those test results. The documentation should describe how the student is
limited in functionality, specify specific accommodation recommendations that are related
to the medical diagnosis, and justify how the accommodations will impact the specific
functional limitations of the student. Documentation should always include the
professional credentials of the evaluator, including what training and experience the
evaluator has with the diagnosis and treatment of adults. The evaluator should be a
licensed professional in the appropriate field and qualified to diagnose adults.
Students whose disability accommodation requests are denied or adjusted may submit an
appeal in writing to the University President. The appeal must be within 15 days of the
accommodation being denied and should be emailed to [email protected] Additional
documentation regarding the student’s disability may be required during the appeal
process.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund Disclosures
A qualifying institution shall include the following statement on both its enrollment
agreement and its current schedule of student charges:
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
if all of the following applies to you:
1. You are a student, who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition
either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
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2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer,
government program, or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay
the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF, and you are not required to pay the STRF
assessment, if either of the following applies:
1. You are not a California resident.
2. Your total charges are paid by a third-party, such as an employer, government
program, or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third
party.
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or
mitigate economic losses suffered by California residents who were students attending
certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. You may be
eligible for STRF if you are a California resident, have prepaid tuition, paid the STRF
assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party
for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which
a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed
student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received
by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other cost.
4. The school’s breach or anticipatory breach of the agreement for the closure of
instruction.
5. There was a decline in the quality of the course of instruction within 30 days before
the school closed, or if the decline began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the
period of decline determined by the Bureau.
6. The school committed fraud during the recruitment or enrollment or program
participation of the student.
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
Students are expected to have access to the technology requirements as AAU is not
obligated to supply the needed technologies including software and hardware.
Hardware Requirements:
Student must have a PC or Mac-based computer to participate in the course.
Minimum system requirements are:
∼ 1GHz+ processor
∼ 256MB of RAM
∼ 5GB+ available hard drive space for data storage, sound card
∼ 1024 x 768 graphics with 16-bit color
∼ Windows or Mac compatible laser or inkjet printer
∼ 10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence
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Browser support:
∼ PC: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher, Google Chrome 5.0
∼ Mac: Safari 5.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher
Software Requirements
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Access to an office program is required. Access to Microsoft Office Software is
highly recommended for use with the iBoard Learning Platform.
If access to Microsoft Office Software is not available, download Open Office
Software from http://www.openoffice.org
UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Please Note: Course offerings and course codes are subject to change.
Curriculum
Allied American University offers program options to students through their certificate
programs and their degree programs.
Certificate Programs
Certificate programs allow students to focus on a particular topic of interest through a
multi-course program of study. AAU offers three types of certificate programs:
introduction, general, and advanced. Each is designed to be self-contained and to have the
appropriate course prerequisites.
Certificates at the introduction and general levels are open to applicants who have at least a
high school diploma or its equivalent. Advanced certificate programs are available for
students who have either an Associate or Bachelor’s degree and seek specific knowledge in
one subject area. For certificates that include an English or writing course, it is required that
this English or writing course constitute the first course or is a part of the first set of courses
taken by the student in pursuit of the certificate.
Academic performance expectations at the certificate level are equivalent to the expectations
at the degree program level. In general, courses at the 300 or 400 level have higher
expectations on writing and mathematical competence than courses at the 100 or 200 level.
∼ The undergraduate certificate programs require a minimum of 15 semester credits.
∼ Students must earn at least six semester credits of graded coursework with a C or
better at AAU.
∼ Certificate requirements are determined by the student's catalog year provided that
the student maintains continuous enrollment.
∼ All courses carry college credit and may be applied toward a degree.
∼ Students are not permitted to enroll concurrently in multiple programs in the same
academic discipline. For example, a student who had previously completed a Web
Design Certificate might be able to apply his or her semester credits toward a
Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree; however, a student may not be
enrolled in a Web Design Certificate program and a Computer Information Systems
degree program at the same time.
∼ Certificate program prerequisites must be met.
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All undergraduate certificate programs require enrollment of the AAU Online
Orientation for students in addition to the semester credit requirements listed.
Allied American University offers twenty-seven different certificate programs. These
certificates are offered through the degree programs as noted. Introduction type includes
courses from 100 and 200 level with all prerequisites included. General type includes courses
from 100, 200, 300, 400 level with course prerequisites included. Advanced type includes
courses from 300 and 400 levels.
Business Administration
∼ Introduction – Business
∼ Introduction - Marketing
∼ Introduction - Office Management
∼ Introduction – California Real Estate
∼ Introduction - Real Estate
∼ Introduction - Solar Energy
∼ Introduction – Finance
∼ General - Management
The Business of Healthcare
∼ Introduction - Pharmacy Technician
∼ Introduction - Medical Administrative Assistant
∼ Introduction - Medical Billing
∼ Introduction - Medical Coding
Computer Information Systems
∼ Introduction - Computer Programming
∼ Introduction - Computer Applications
∼ General - Web Design
∼ General - IT Management
Criminal Justice
∼ Introduction - Criminal Justice
∼ Introduction - Criminal Investigations
∼ Introduction – Homeland Security
∼ Introduction - Law Enforcement
∼ Introduction – Private Security
∼ Introduction - Security Studies
∼ Introduction – Understanding Terrorism
∼ General – Corrections
∼ General - Terrorism and Security
∼ Advanced – Forensic Investigations
∼ Advanced – Law Enforcement II
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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Business
CIP Code:
52.0201
BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing
BUS100: Introduction to Business
BUS244: Finance for Managers
ECN150: Introduction to Microeconomics
MGT105: Essentials of Management
MKT220: Principles of Marketing
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Office Administration, entry-level
Management
Real Estate
CIP Code:
52.1501
ENG160: English Composition I **
RES101: National Real Estate Principles
RES220: Real Estate Finance**
RES240: Real Estate Appraisal
RES260: Real Estate Brokerage**
RES280: Property Management
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Broker
California
Real Estate
CIP Code:
52.1501
ENG160: English Composition I **
RES111: California Real Estate Principles
RES121: California Real Estate
Select 3 of the following:
RES220: Real Estate Finance**
RES240: Real Estate Appraisal
RES260: Real Estate Brokerage**
RES280: Property Management
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Broker
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Solar Energy
CIP Code:
15.0505
ENG160: English Composition I**
ENR154: Fundamentals of Weatherization & Energy
Efficiency
MAT110: Beginning Algebra**
or MAT120: College Algebra**
SOL100: Exploration of Solar Energy
SOL130: Introduction to Green Building
SOL 200: Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Renewable Energy Specialist, Renewable
Energy Technician
Finance
CIP Code:
52.0801
BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing
BUS100: Introduction to Business
BUS244: Finance for Managers
FIN202: Personal Finance
ISY206: Microsoft Excel
MAT115: Business Problem Solving
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Accounting Services, Bookkeeping
Office
Management
CIP Code:
52.0204
BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing
ISY101: Introduction to Computer Systems
ISY102: MS Office Fundamentals
ISY104: Microsoft Office Word
MAT115: Business Problem Solving
MGT105: Essentials of Management
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Office Manager, Executive Assistant,
Entry-level Management
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Management
CIP Code:
52.0201
BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing
BUS100: Introduction to Business
BUS244: Finance for Managers
BUS306: Business and Society**
MAT115: Business Problem Solving
MGT105: Essentials of Management
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Entry-level Management, Office
Administration
Marketing
CIP Code:
52.1401
BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing
COM120: Principles of Speech Communication
BUS240: Principles of Business Communications**
ISY105: Microsoft Office PowerPoint
MAT115: Business Problem Solving
MKT220: Principles of Marketing
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Marketing Coordinator, entry-level
Marketing positions
THE BUSINESS OF HEALTHCARE
Pharmacy
Technician
CIP Code:
51.0805
ENG160: English Composition 1**
MAT110: Beginning Algebra or MAT120: College
Algebra**
MED183: Pharmacy Technician
MED283: Pharmacy Calculations**
BIO268: Introduction to Pharmacology
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Potential job opportunities: Pharmacy Technician
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Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
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Medical
Administrative
Assistant
CIP Code:
51.0710
ENG160: English Composition 1**
HIT107: Medical Terminology
MED199: Medical Administrative Assisting**
HIT235: Medical Office Technology**
HIM208: Electronic Health Information Management
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
4
3
4
17
Potential job opportunities: Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical
Billing
CIP Code:
51.0714
ENG160: English Composition 1**
HIT107: Medical Terminology
HIM228: Medical Billing and Reimbursement**
HIT235: Medical Office Technology**
HIM208: Electronic Health Information Management
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
4
3
4
17
Potential job opportunities: Medical Biller
Medical
Coding
CIP Code:
51.0713
ENG160: English Composition 1**
HIT107: Medical Terminology
BIO106: Anatomy and Physiology**
HIT260: Basic Diagnostic Coding**
HIT270: Basic Procedural Coding I**
HIT280: Basic Procedural Coding II**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Potential job opportunities: Medical Coder
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Semester
Credits
3
3
4
3
3
3
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COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Computer
Programming
CIP Code:
11.0201
CIS105: Intro to Computer Science
CIS110: Introduction to Computer Programming**
CIS115: Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic**
CIS210: Computer Organization**
ISY101: Intro to Computer Systems
MAT105: Basic College Mathematics
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Computer Programmer
Computer
Applications
CIP Code:
11.0601
ISY101: Intro to Computer Systems
ISY102: MS Office Fundamentals
ISY104: Microsoft Office Word
ISY105: Microsoft Office PowerPoint
ISY206: Microsoft Excel
MAT105: Basic College Mathematics
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Web Design
CIP Code:
11.0801
CIS105: Intro to Computer Science
ISY301: Web Page Design I **
ISY302: Web Page Design II **
ISY332: Java Script **
ISY425: Independent Web Design Project**
MAT105: Basic College Mathematics
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Potential job opportunities: Web Designer
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Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
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ISY315: Networking and Telecommunications**
ISY325: Introduction to Database Systems **
MAT105: Basic College Mathematics
MIS335: Information Systems Analysis**
MIS336: Information Systems Design and
Implementation**
MIS340: Management Information Systems**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
IT
Management
CIP Code:
11.1099
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential job opportunities: Entry-level IT Manager
Criminal Justice
All of the Criminal Justice certificates listed below can lead to lateral job changes as well as
promotions. They are specializations in the field of Criminal Justice that make an employee
viable and more of an asset.
Corrections
CIP Code:
43.0199
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ240: Juvenile Justice**
CRJ 300: Probation and Parole
CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJ 310: Correctional Counseling and Treatment
CRJ 315: Prison and Jail Administration
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Prison Guard,
Juvenile Probation, Criminal Advocate
Criminal
Justice
CIP Code:
43.0103
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration
CRJ110: Introduction to Criminology
CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRJ125: The Corrections Process
CRJ240: Juvenile Justice**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Court
Official, Victim Advocate, Criminal Advocate
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Criminal
Investigations
CIP Code:
43.0114
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice
CRJ115: Police and Police Procedures
CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRJ210: Criminal Investigations
CRJ215: Investigative Report Writing
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Criminal
Investigator, Private Investigator
Forensic
Investigations
CIP Code:
43.0106
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ320: Forensic Investigation**
CRJ325: Advanced Criminal Investigations I**
CRJ350: Homicide Investigations I**
CRJ451: Homicide Investigation II**
CRJ465: Clandestine Laboratory Investigation**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Crime Scene
Technician, Crime Lab Assistant
Homeland
Security
CIP Code:
43.0399
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice
CRJ140: Introduction to Terrorism
CRJ145: Introduction to Emergency Management
CRJ150: Introduction to Homeland Security
CRJ335: Kinesic Interviewing**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Airport Security,
Border Patrol
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Semester
Credits
Introduction
to Security
Studies
CIP Code:
43.0109
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration
CRJ135: Introduction to Private Security
CRJ140: Understanding Terrorism
CRJ150: Introduction to Homeland Security
CRJ 210: Criminal Investigations
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Loss
Prevention, Corporate Security
Law
Enforcement
CIP Code:
43.0103
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration
CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice
CRJ115: Police and Police Procedures
CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRJ200: Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Police Officer
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
Law
Enforcement II CRJ145: Introduction to Emergency Management
CIP Code:
43.0114
CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJ330: Police Management**
CRJ335: Kinesic Interviewing**
CRJ495: Police Patrol**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Police Officer
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Private
Security
CIP Code:
43.0109
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice
CRJ130: Introduction to Interviewing in Criminal Justice
CRJ135: Introduction to Private Security
CRJ155: Introduction to Loss Prevention
CRJ210: Criminal Investigations
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Loss
Prevention, Corporate Security
Terrorism
& Security
CIP Code:
43.0304
CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ325: Advanced Criminal Investigation I**
CRJ326: Advanced Criminal Investigation II**
CRJ450: Homeland Security and Emergency Management
CRJ 460: Investigation of Terrorism**
CRJ 493: Security Systems, Procedures and
Developments**
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Airport
Security, Private Security, Border Patrol
Understanding CRJ 302: Effective Professional Communication
CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice
Terrorism
CIP Code:
43.0304
CRJ130: Introduction to Interviewing in Criminal Justice
CRJ140: Understanding Terrorism
CRJ145: Introduction to Emergency Management
CRJ210: Criminal Investigations
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Semester
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
18
Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Counter
Terrorism Specialist, Homeland Security, Border Patrol
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GENERAL EDUCATION
General Education Degree Requirements
The General Education curriculum requirements set forth by Allied American University
provide degree seeking graduates with a broad educational background to accompany their
specific area of study. Focusing on computer literacy in addition to five areas of study, the
general education coursework is established to enhance the student’s personal and
professional life in addition to enhancing the academic program goals.
Allied American University’s general education requirements areas are based on the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
To satisfy the Degree General Education requirements for an associate’s degree, a student
must complete the following 39 semester credits:
Categories
ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students
English Communication
ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems
Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
Arts and Humanities
Society and Behavioral Sciences
Physical and Biological Sciences
Semester Credits
0
9
3
3
9
9
6
To satisfy the Degree General Education requirements for a bachelor’s degree, a student
must complete a minimum of 45 semester credits:
Categories
ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students
English Communication
ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems
Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
Arts and Humanities
Society and Behavioral Sciences
Physical and Biological Sciences
Semester Credits
0
9
3
3
9
9
6
Based on the area of study and degree level, specific courses are required to satisfy general
education areas of study. The requirements are as follows:
Associate of Science in Business Administration
Requires students satisfy the Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning requirement with
MAT 110 or a higher level math.
Requires students satisfy the Society and Behavioral Sciences requirement with ECN 150,
ECN 151, and one additional approved course of their choice.
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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Requires students satisfy the Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning requirement with
MAT 120 or a higher level math. Students may not satisfy this requirement with successful
completion of BUS 210.
Requires students satisfy the Society and Behavioral Sciences requirement with ECN 150,
ECN 151, BUS 306, and one additional approved course of their choice. ECN 320 and ECN
321 may not be applied towards the Society and Behavioral Sciences requirement.
Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems
Requires students satisfy the Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning requirement with
MAT 130 or a higher level math.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
Requires students satisfy the Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning requirement with
MAT 130 or a higher level math.
Courses
ORI 100:
ISY 101:
GENERAL EDUCATION
Allied Orientation for Students
Introduction to Computer Systems
Semester Credit
0
3
English Communication
ENG 160:
English Composition I**
ENG 170:
English Composition II**
COM 120:
Principles of Speech Communications
3
3
3
Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
BUS 210:
Business Statistics I**
MAT 105:
Basic College Mathematics
MAT 110:
Beginning Algebra**
MAT 115:
Business Problem Solving
MAT 120:
College Algebra**
MAT 130:
Beginning Statistics**
3
3
3
3
3
3
Arts and Humanities
ART 100:
Introduction to Art History
ENG 200:
Introduction to Literature I
ENG 205:
Introduction to Literature II
FLM 100:
Introduction to Film History
HIS 125:
World Civilization I
HIS 225:
World Civilization II
PHI 107:
Introduction to Ethics
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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Society and Behavioral Sciences
ANT 202:
Introduction to Anthropology
BUS 306:
Business and Society**
ECN 150:
Introduction to Microeconomics
ECN 151:
Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECN 313:
Independent Research in Economics
ECN 320:
Microeconomics**
ECN 321:
Macroeconomics**
GEO 207:
Global Geography
GEO 313:
Independent Research in Geography
PSY 140:
Introduction to Psychology
PSY 313:
Independent Research in Psychology
SOC 135:
Introduction to Sociology
SOC 250:
Society and Technology
SOC 313:
Independent Research in Sociology
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Physical and Biological Science
BIO 106:
Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 130:
Fundamentals of Biology
BIO 330:
Principles of Ecology
BIO 345:
Marine Biology**
BIO 268:
Introduction to Pharmacology
CHM 101:
General Chemistry I
CHM 105:
General Chemistry II
CHM 313:
Independent Research in Chemistry
CHM 365:
Society and Chemistry**
ENR 154:
Fundamentals of Weatherization & Energy Efficiency
HIT 107:
Medical Terminology
OCN 320:
Oceanography**
SCI 110:
Environmental Science
SOL 130:
Introduction to Green Building
SOL 200:
Introduction to Photovoltaics**
SOL 210:
Photovoltaic Installation**
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
**Course has prerequisite requirement.
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Degree Programs
Course offerings and course codes are subject to change.
Allied American University offers eight degree programs:
∼ Associate of Science in Business Administration
∼ Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
∼ Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems
∼ Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
∼ Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
∼ Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
∼ Associate of Arts in General Studies
∼ Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
All first-time AAU students are required to enroll in and complete the Allied Online
Orientation course. This is shown as the first course in all Associate of Arts and Associate of
Science degree plans below and not shown in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
degree plans below. Programs may require prerequisites prior to admission.
Recommendations by professional organizations provide guidance on appropriate
prerequisites.
Academic Standard Definitions
Students enrolled in a degree program have selected a major in virtue of that degree
program. Within a major field of study, degree programs may offer concentrations.
Students may also elect to pursue a minor field of study.
Major
A major is a program of study offering both depth and breadth in a particular discipline or
field of study. The requirements and the curriculum for a major are determined by the
degree program offering the major with the appropriate approvals of the Office of Academic
Affairs. A major must comprise a minimum of 30 semester credits.
Concentration
A major may offer concentrations, which are areas of specialization within the field of study.
If offered, the degree program may determine if a concentration is an optional or required
component of the major. Generally, students complete a portion of the core major
requirements and then select focused courses to complete the concentration. A
concentration must include a minimum of 15 semester credits of specialized coursework.
Minor
A minor is a program of study, with less depth than a major. It may be completed to
complement a major. A minor has a minimum of 15 semester credits and a maximum of 24
semester credits. The requirements and the curriculum for a minor are determined with the
appropriate approval of the Office of Academic Affairs. A minor is an elective choice—a
student is not required to complete one as part of the requirements for a major.
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There will be a notation on the first transcript that will identify the major and, if
appropriate, the concentration and/or minor completed by the graduate.
Degree Program Major, Concentrations
Listed below are the majors and concentrations available. Students may elect to pursue a
minor area of study outside of the degree area. Students interested in a minor area of study
should work with their Program Success Advocates.
Business Administration
∼
Real Estate
General Studies
∼
∼
∼
∼
∼
Business
Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Real Estate
Solar Energy
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Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration
(CIP Code: 52.0201)
Program Description
The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration is to prepare
students for entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations. The
program is designed for students who seek to possess a complete framework in basic business
concepts and skills in order to contribute and create solutions for contemporary business
problems. Upon successful completion of general education and specific program courses,
students will possess the knowledge and skills to apply management, marketing, and
accounting concepts to improve operational performance and aid in decision making skills.
Program Objectives
1. Demonstrate analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to realworld, global problems.
2. Demonstrate a foundation of business knowledge and technical skills that supports
and facilitates lifelong professional development and lifelong learning.
3. Use critical thinking and creative and logical analysis strategies and techniques to
solve complex business problems.
4. Implement and apply current technology to business activities, systems and
processes.
5. Apply sound management principles to the functions of planning, organizing,
ethical leadership, and controlling to business operations.
6. Apply strong verbal and written communication skills to research, evaluation, and
presentation in appropriate business situations.
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Associate of Science in Business Administration
Degree Map
Code
#
Term Zero: Orientation
Courses
ORI
100
Allied Online Orientation
0
Code
#
Term 1
Courses
Credits
ENG
160
English Composition I **
3
MGT
105
Essentials of Management
3
Code
#
Term 2
Courses
Credits
ENG
170
English Composition II**
3
MAT
120
College Algebra**
3
#
Term 3
Courses
Credits
Physical or Biological Science (1 of 2)
3
Code
SCI
Credits
ISY
101
Introduction to Computer Systems
3
Code
#
Term 4
Courses
Credits
ECN
150
Introduction to Macroeconomics (Lower Lev Business 1 of 2)
3
Arts/Humanities Elective (1 of 3)
3
GE
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Code
COM
#
120
GE
Term 5
Courses
Principles of Speech Communication
Credits
3
Arts/Humanities Elective (2 of 3)
3
Code
#
Term 6
Courses
Credits
ACC
225
Accounting I**
3
ECN
151
Introduction to Microeconomics (Lower Lev Business 2 of 2)
3
Code
#
Term 7
Courses
Credits
ACC
227
Accounting II**
3
PSY
140
Introduction to Psychology (1 of 3 Behavioral/Soc Science Elective)
3
Code
#
Term 8
Courses
Credits
FIN
202
Personal Finance
3
SOC
135
Introduction to Sociology (1 of 4 Behavioral/Soc Science Elective)
3
Code
#
Term 9
Courses
Credits
GE
Arts/Humanities Elective (3 of 3)
3
SCI
Physical or Biological Science (2 of 2)
3
Code
Term 10
Courses
Credits
Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 of 3)
3
Principles of Marketing
3
#
ELEC
MKT
220
**Course has prerequisite requirement.
Total Credits: 60
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
(CIP Code: 52.0201)
Program Description
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration is to prepare
students for entry-level management positions in business, industry, and non-profit
organizations. The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to
possess a high level of knowledge from a broad base of business concepts to create solutions
to contemporary business problems. Students will possess the critical knowledge and skills
needed to integrate management, marketing, accounting, and finance concepts to develop
strategies to improve short, medium, and long-term organizational performance.
Program Objectives
1. Apply advanced verbal and written communication skills to research, evaluation,
and presentation in appropriate business situations.
2. Use critical thinking and creative and logical analysis strategies and techniques to
solve complex business problems.
3. Demonstrate the ability to solve global problems using analytical, critical thinking,
and interpersonal skills.
4. Apply technology and other resources to remain current in the student's chosen
business field.
5. Make effective business decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking
processes.
6. Identify, analyze, and address legal and/or ethical issues that arise in business
practices and institutions.
7. Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a business environment.
8. Demonstrate a mastery of business knowledge and technical skills that support and
facilitate lifelong professional development and lifelong learning.
9. Interpret and analyze quantitative information and draw conclusions for application
in business.
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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Degree Map
Code
#
Term Zero: Orientation
Courses
ORI
100
Allied Online Orientation
0
Code
#
Term 1
Courses
Credits
ENG
160
English Composition I**
3
MGT
105
Essentials of Management
3
Code
#
Term 2
Courses
Credits
ENG
170
English Composition II**
3
MAT
120
College Algebra**
3
#
Term 3
Courses
Credits
Arts/Humanities Elective (1 of 3)
3
Code
GE
Credits
ISY
101
Introduction to Computer Systems
3
Code
#
Term 4
Courses
Credits
ECN
150
Introduction to Macroeconomics (Lower Lev Business 1 of 2)
3
Physical or Biological Science (1 of 3)
3
SCI
Code
#
Term 5
Courses
Credits
ECN
151
Introduction to Microeconomics (Lower Lev Business 2 of 2)
3
COM
120
Principles of Speech Communication
3
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Code
#
Term 6
Courses
ACC
225
Accounting I**
3
MKT
220
Principles of Marketing
3
Code
#
Term 7
Courses
Credits
ACC
227
Accounting II**
3
ELEC
Lower Level Free Elective (1 of 3)
3
Code
#
Term 8
Courses
Credits
SOC
135
Introduction to Sociology (1 of 4 Behavioral/Soc Science Elective)
3
PSY
140
Introduction to Psychology (2 of 4 Behavioral/Soc Science Elective)
3
Code
#
Term 9
Courses
Credits
Arts/Humanities Elective (2 of 3)
3
GE
Credits
BUS
230
Principles of Business Law
3
Code
#
Term 10
Courses
Credits
Lower Level Free Elective (2 of 3)
3
210
Business Statistics I **
3
#
Term 11
Courses
Credits
GE
Arts/Humanities Elective (3 of 3)
3
ELEC
Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 of 4)
3
ELEC
BUS
Code
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Term 12
Courses
Credits
Physical or Biological Science
3
305
Quality Management**
3
Code
SCI
#
Term 13
Courses
Physical or Biological Science
Credits
3
BUS
305
Business Research and Communication
3
Code
#
Term 14
Courses
Credits
ECN
320
Macroeconomics**
3
Lower Level Free Elective (3 of 3)
3
Code
#
SCI
MGT
ELEC
Code
#
Term 15
Courses
Credits
ECN
321
Microeconomics**
3
BUS
354
Ethical Decision Making for Business
3
Code
#
Term 16
Courses
Credits
BUS
364
Organizational Behavior
3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective (4 of 4)
3
ELEC
Code
#
Term 17
Courses
Credits
FIN
202
Personal Finance
3
Upper Level Free Elective (1 of 3)
3
ELEC
107
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Code
#
Term 18
Courses
Credits
FIN
335
Financial Management and Analysis I**
3
MGT
320
Leadership in Organizations**
3
#
Term 19
Courses
Credits
Upper Division Free Elective (2 of 3)
3
Code
ELEC
MGT
494
Strategic Management**
3
Code
#
Term 20
Courses
Credits
MGT
499
Senior Capstone**
3
Upper Division Free Elective (3 of 3)
3
ELEC
**Course has prerequisite requirement.
Total Credits: 120
108
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Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems
(CIP Code: 11.0101)
Program Description
The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems is to
prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit
organizations. The program is designed for students seeking to possess a complete
framework in basic computer and information management concepts and skills in order to
contribute to creating solutions for contemporary problems in computer science and
information management. Upon successful completion of general education and specific
program courses, students will possess the knowledge and skills needed to apply
programming, databases, and internet skills.
Program Objectives
1. Utilize mathematical and quantitative methods to solve computer and information
systems problems.
2. Employ effective written communication skills when creating technical
documentation materials.
3. Employ effective written communication skills in a computer and information
systems environment.
4. Analyze the importance of ethical behavior when using computer and information
systems.
5. Apply analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills to solve real-world
problems.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of common research techniques for investigating solutions
for computer and information systems problems.
7. Choose critical thinking, creativity, and logical analytical strategies and techniques
to solve complex computer and information systems problems.
8. Explain the implications of cultural diversity and globalization when developing
computer and information systems projects.
9. Discuss sound computer and information systems principles as they apply to
planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing computer information
systems.
Special Attention to Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information
Systems
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) provides guidance for the Computer
Information Systems program. According to the ACM, students are expected, as a
prerequisite, to have a basic proficiency in the fundamental tools of personal computing
such as email, web browsing, spreadsheets, word processing, desktop database
management systems, presentation graphics, and external database retrieval tools.
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Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems
Degree Map
Code
#
Term Zero: Orientation
Courses
Credits
ORI
100
Allied Online Orientation
0
Code
#
Term 1
Courses
Credits
ENG
160
English Composition I**
3
ISY
101
Introduction to Computer Systems
3
Code
#
Term 2
Courses
Credits
CIS
105
Introduction to Computer Science
3
MAT
130
Beginning Statistics**
3
Code
#
Term 3
Courses
Credits
CIS
110
Introduction to Computer Programming**
3
ENG
170
English Composition II**
3
Code
#
Term 4
Courses
Credits
CIS
ISY
115
205
Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic**
or Microsoft Access**
3
Arts/Humanities Elective
3
GE
110
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Code
#
Term 5
Courses
Credits
PHI
107
Introduction to Ethics
3
CIS
201
Discrete Mathematics**
3
Code
#
Term 6
Courses
Credits
CIS
210
Computer Organization**
3
COM
120
Principles of Speech Communication
3
Code
#
Term 7
Courses
Credits
CIS
211
Data Structures I**
3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
3
Term 8
Courses
Credits
Data Structures II**
3
Arts/Humanities Elective
3
Term 9
Courses
Credits
GE
Physical or Biological Science Elective
3
GE
Behavioral/Social Science Elective (100-200 Level)
3
Code
#
Term 10
Courses
Credits
SOC
250
Society and Technology
3
Physical or Biological Science Elective
3
GE
Code
CIS
#
221
GE
Code
GE
#
**Course has prerequisite requirement.
Total Credits: 60
111
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems
(CIP Code: 11.0101)
Program Description
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems is to
prepare students for entry-level computer science positions in business, industry, and nonprofit organizations. The program provides the foundational background for students
seeking to possess a high-level of knowledge from a broad base of computer and
information science concepts and skills to create solutions to contemporary problems in
computer science and information management. Students will possess the critical and
current knowledge and skills needed to integrate software engineering, programming,
database development, Internet, and information management.
Program Objectives
1. Demonstrate mastery of computer and information systems knowledge, theories and
application of technical skills that support and facilitate lifelong professional
development.
2. Demonstrate effective written communication skills when creating technical
documentation materials.
3. Appraise ethical behavior for computer resource utilization within an organization
4. Support awareness of cultural diversity when implementing, designing or
recommending computer and information systems projects.
5. Compare and contrast new and current technologies and advancement through the
selection of appropriate research techniques.
6. Develop multi-disciplinary skills involving analytical, critical thinking and
interpersonal communication to solve real-world problems.
7. Appraise sound computer and information systems principles as they apply to
planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing computer information
systems.
8. Evaluate information possessd or generated from computer and information systems
to support organizational decisions using analytical and critical thinking processes.
9. Demonstrate critical thinking, creativity, and logical analytical strategies and
techniques to solve complex computer and information systems problems.
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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
Degree Map
Code
#
Term Zero: Orientation
Courses
Credits
ORI
100
Allied Online Orientation
0
Code
#
Term 1
Courses
Credits
ENG
160
English Composition I**
3
ISY
101
Introduction to Computer Systems
3
Code
#
Term 2
Courses
Credits
CIS
105
Introduction to Computer Science
3
MAT
130
Beginning Statistics**
3
Code
#
Term 3
Courses
Credits
CIS
110
Introduction to Computer Programming**
3
ENG
170
English Composition II**
3
Code
#
Term 4
Courses
Credits
CIS
ISY
115
205
Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic**
or Microsoft Access**
3
Arts/Humanities Elective
3
GE
113
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Code
#
Term 5
Courses
Credits
PHI
107
Introduction to Ethics
3
CIS
201
Discrete Mathematics**
3
Code
#
Term 6
Courses
Credits
CIS
210
Computer Organization**
3
COM
120
Principles of Speech Communication
3
Code
#
Term 7
Courses
Credits
CIS
211
Data Structures I**
3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
3
Term 8
Courses
Credits
Undistributed (Free) Elective (100-200 Level)
3
GE
Code
#
ELEC
CIS
215
Programming Language Concepts
3
Code
#
Term 9
Courses
Credits
CIS
221
Data Structures II**
3
GE
Behavioral/Social Science Elective (100-200 Level) **
3
Code
#
Term 10
Courses
Credits
CIS
330
Algorithm Design and Analysis**
3
Undistributed (Free) Elective (100-200 Level)
3
ELEC
114
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Code
#
Term 11
Courses
CIS
410
Computer Architecture**
3
Society and Technology
3
Credits
SOC
250
Code
#
Term 12
Courses
Credits
ENG
310
Technical Writing**
3
Undistributed (Free) Elective (300-400 Level)
3
ELEC
Code
#
Term 13
Courses
Credits
ISY
301
Web Page Design I**
3
ELEC
Undistributed (Free) Elective (300-400 Level)
3
Code
#
Term 14
Courses
Credits
ISY
302
Web Page Design II**
3
ELEC
Undistributed (Free) Elective (300-400 Level)
3
Code
#
Term 15
Courses
Credits
ISY
315
Networking and Telecommunications**
3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective (300-400 Level)
3
GE
Code
#
Term 16
Courses
Credits
ISY
325
Introduction to Database Systems**
3
Physical or Biological Science Elective
3
GE
115
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Code
#
Term 17
Courses
ISY
375
Advanced Database Systems**
3
Physical or Biological Science Elective
3
Term 18
Courses
Credits
Arts/Humanities Elective
3
GE
Code
#
GE
Credits
ISY
410
TCP/IP Networking**
3
Code
#
Term 19
Courses
Credits
PHI
320
Computer Ethics
3
Arts/Humanities Elective
3
Term 20
Courses
Credits
Physical or Biological Science Elective (300-400 Level)
3
Senior Capstone**
3
GE
Code
#
GE
ISY
499
Total Credits: 120
**Course has prerequisite requirement.
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Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
(CIP Code: 43.0103)
Program Description
The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for
entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations, or to upgrade their
present status in branches of law enforcement or in federal, state, local, and private agencies.
The program is designed for students who seek to possess a complete framework in basic
criminal justice concepts and skills in order to create solutions for contemporary problems
in criminal justice and administration. Upon successful completion of the program,
students will possess the knowledge and skills needed to apply criminology,
administration, criminal investigations, procedures, and evidence.
Program Objectives
1. Develop analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to realworld, global problems
2. Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of criminal justice and technical skills that
support and facilitate lifelong professional development and lifelong learning
3. Use critical thinking, creative and logical analysis, strategies and techniques to solve
complex problems in criminal justice.
4. Implement and apply current technology to criminal justice activities, systems and
processes
5. Apply sound criminal justice principles to the functions of planning, organization,
ethical leadership, and controlling to operations
6. Apply strong verbal and written communication skills to research, evaluate, and
present information in appropriate community and interdepartmental
communication
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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Degree Map
Code
#
Term Zero: Orientation
Courses
ORI
100
Allied Online Orientation
0
Code
#
Term 1
Courses
Credits
ENG
160
English Composition I**
3
CRJ
100
Introduction to Justice Administration
3
Code
#
Term 2
Courses
Credits
ISY
101
Introduction to Computer Systems
3
CRJ
110
Introduction to Criminology
3
Code
#
Term 3
Courses
Credits
Mat
120
College Algebra**
3
ENG
170
English Composition II**
3
Code
#
Term 4
Courses
Credits
CRJ
120
Introduction to Law Enforcement
3
Arts/Humanities Elective
3
GE
118
Credits
2012 University Catalog
Code
#
Term 5
Courses
PHI
107
Introduction to Ethics
3
CRJ
200
Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence**
3
Code
#
Term 6
Courses
Credits
CRJ
210
Criminal Investigation
3
COM
120
Principles of Speech Communication
3
Code
#
Term 7
Courses
Credits
Arts and Humanities Elective ( Lower Level)
3
Introduction to Sociology
3
Term 8
Courses
Credits
CRJ
Elective Lower Level
3
GE
Arts/Humanities Elective
3
Code
Term 9
Courses
Credits
Physical Science Elective (Lower Level)
3
Introduction to Psychology
3
GE
SOC
Code
135
#
#
SCI
Credits
PSY
140
Code
#
Term 10
Courses
Credits
SOC
250
Society and Technology
3
Biological Science Elective (Lower Level)
3
SCI
**Course has prerequisite requirement
Total Credits: 60
119
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
(CIP Code: 43.0103)
Program Description
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for
entry-level criminal justice positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations.
The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to possess a highlevel of knowledge from a broad base of criminal justice concepts and skills to create
solutions to contemporary problems in criminal justice. Students will possess the critical
and current knowledge and skills needed to integrate administration, laws, procedures of
investigation and evidence, and organizational law enforcement management.
Program Objectives
1. Apply advanced verbal and written communication skills to research, evaluations,
and presentations in appropriate criminal justice situations
2. Implement and apply current technology to criminal justice investigative and
apprehension activities, systems and processes
3. Use critical thinking, creative and logical analysis, strategies and techniques to solve
complex problems within the criminal justice system.
4. Apply technology and other resources to remain current in the student's chosen
field within criminal justice
5. Make effective decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes
that reflects a global perspective in comparative criminal justice
6. Identify, analyze, and address legal and/or ethical issues that arise in criminal
justice practices and institutions
7. Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a criminal justice
environment
8. Demonstrate a mastery of integrated knowledge and technical skills that support
and facilitate lifelong professional development and lifelong learning within the
discipline of law and justice
9. Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system, including law
enforcement, the correctional process, the judicial system, and the technical skills
that support and facilitate lifelong learning
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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Degree Map
Code
#
Term Zero: Orientation
Courses
ORI
100
Allied Online Orientation
0
Code
#
Term 1
Courses
Credits
ENG
160
English Composition I**
3
CRJ
100
Introduction to Justice Administration
3
Code
#
Term 2
Courses
Credits
ISY
101
Introduction to Computer Systems
3
CRJ
110
Introduction to Criminology
3
Code
#
Term 3
Courses
Credits
SOC
135
Introduction to Sociology
3
ENG
170
English Composition II**
3
Code
#
Term 4
Courses
Credits
CRJ
120
Introduction to Law Enforcement
3
Fundamentals of Biology
3
BIO
130
121
Credits
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Code
#
Term 5
Courses
Credits
PHI
107
Introduction to Ethics
3
MAT
120
College Algebra**
3
Code
#
Term 6
Courses
Credits
CRJ
210
Criminal Investigation
3
COM
120
Principles of Speech Communication
3
Code
#
Term 7
Courses
Credits
CRJ
240
Juvenile Justice**
3
Introduction to Psychology
3
Term 8
Courses
Credits
Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence**
CRJ
PSY
Code
CRJ
140
#
200
CRJ
270
Police Management**
3
Code
#
Term 9
Courses
Credits
CRJ
301
Criminal Law**
3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
3
GE
Code
#
Term 10
Courses
Credits
SOC
250
Society and Technology
3
Science Elective
3
SCI
122
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Code
#
Term 11
Courses
SOC
280
Research Methods for the Social Sciences (In Development)
3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective (300-400 Level)
3
GE
Credits
Code
#
Term 12
Courses
Credits
CRJ
302
Effective Professional Communication
3
Arts and Humanity Elective
3
AH
Code
#
Term 13
Courses
Credits
CRJ
325
Advanced Criminal Investigation**
3
AH
326
Arts and Humanities Elective
3
Code
#
Term 14
Courses
Credits
CRJ
335
Kinesic Interviewing**
3
GE
Social and Behavioral Science Elective
3
Code
#
Term 15
Courses
Credits
CRJ
460
Investigation of Terrorism**
3
Ethics in Criminal Justice
3
CRJ
305
Code
#
Term 16
Courses
Credits
CRJ
320
Forensic Investigation**
3
Science/Computer Science Elective (300-400 Level)
3
GE
123
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Term 17
Courses
Credits
GE
Arts and Humanities Elective
3
GE
Undistributed Free Elective
3
Code
Code
#
#
ELEC
Term 18
Courses
Credits
Undistributed (Free) Elective (300-400 Level)
3
Behavioral and Social Science Elective
3
Code
#
Term 19
Courses
Credits
CRJ
480
Investigation of Computer Crime**
3
ELEC
Undistributed (Free) Elective (300-400 Level)
3
Code
Term 20
Courses
Credits
Undistributed (Free) Elective (300-400 Level)
3
Senior Capstone**
3
#
ELEC
CRJ
499
**Course has prerequisite requirement.
Total Credits: 120
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Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies
(CIP Code: 24.0102)
Program Description
The purpose of the Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies is to prepare students for
entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations depending on the
concentrations selected. The program provides a liberal arts education and allows students
to individually tailor their program to combine a core set of general education courses with
an emphasis on courses in a career-related areas.
Program Objectives
1. Develop analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world
problems
2. Demonstrate a foundation in liberal arts through specific knowledge and technical skills
that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development
3. Use critical thinking, creative and logical analysis, strategies, and techniques to solve
complex individual and social problems
4. Implement and apply current technical solutions to individual and social activities,
systems, and processes
5. Apply sound general principles to the functions of planning, organizing, coordinating,
and decision making to individual and social operations
Special Attention to Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies
Students interested in an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies should note the
following special features of this degree plan. The Associate of Arts Degree in General
Studies without a concentration includes 60 semester credits with 39 semester credits in the
general education curriculum and 21 semester credits as electives. If students chose to
declare a concentration, then 39 semester credits are in general education, 15 semester
credits are in a concentration, and 6 semester credits as electives.
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Associate of Arts in General Studies without a Concentration
GENERAL EDUCATION
COURSES
ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students
English Communication
ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems
Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
Arts and Humanities
Society and Behavioral Sciences
Physical and Biological Sciences
Total General Education Credits Required
ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS
COURSES
Undistributed Electives (Lower Division)
Total Elective Credits Required
Total Degree Credits Required
126
SEMESTER CREDITS
0
9
3
3
9
9
6
39
SEMESTER CREDITS
21
21
60
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Associate of Arts in General Studies with a Concentration
GENERAL EDUCATION
COURSES
ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students
English Communication
ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems
Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
Arts and Humanities
Society and Behavioral Sciences
Physical and Biological Sciences
Total General Education Credits Required
ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER CREDITS
0
9
3
3
9
9
6
39
COURSES
Undistributed Electives (Lower Division)
Total Elective Credits Required
SEMESTER CREDITS
6
6
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
COURSES
Concentration Electives (Lower Division)
Total Concentration Credits Required
Total Degree Credits Required
SEMESTER CREDITS
15
15
60
*NOTE: Concentration options to choose from:
Business Administration (ACC, BUS, ECN, FIN, MGT, or MKT Courses), Computer
Information Systems (CIS, ISY, or MIS courses), Criminal Justice (CRJ course), Real Estate
(RES course), Solar Energy (ENR, SOL courses)
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Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies
Program Description
(CIP Code: 24.0102)
The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies is to prepare students for
entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations. The program
allows students to individually tailor their program to combine a substantial core set of
general education courses with an emphasis on courses in career-related areas. Students
may design an undergraduate program that can more readily meet their career and
personal-development goals. Students will learn concepts and skills from a broad base of
career-related areas to create solutions to contemporary problems. Students will possess the
critical skills needed to integrate and complement their individual interests, abilities, and
intellectual and practical concerns.
Program Objectives
1. Analyze social, economic, and political influences on personal and social behavior
2. Identify the structures in organizations that interact in social and professional
environments
3. Differentiate the roles and tasks of leaders and professionals in a variety of disciplines
and fields
4. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen field of
personal and professional interest
5. Make effective personal and professional decisions using appropriate analytical and
critical thinking processes
6. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in individual and social
practices and institutions
7. Demonstrate effective writing skills in professional environments
Special Attention to Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies builds on the associate degree level.
Students interested in a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies should note the
following special features of this degree plan. A student may get a Bachelor of Arts Degree
in General Studies without a concentration or with a concentration. The Bachelor of Arts
Degree in General Studies without a concentration curriculum includes 120 semester credits
with 45 semester credits from general education and 75 semester credits from electives. The
Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies with a concentration curriculum includes 120
semester credits with 27 semester credits in a major concentration, 45 semester credits from
general education, and 48 semester credits from electives.
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Bachelor of Arts in General Studies without a Concentration
GENERAL EDUCATION
COURSES
ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students
English Communication
ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems
Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
Arts and Humanities
Society and Behavioral Sciences
Physical and Biological Sciences
Total General Education Credits Required
ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS
COURSES
Undistributed Electives (Lower Division)
Undistributed Electives (Upper Division)
Total Elective Credits Required
Total Degree Credits Required
129
SEMESTER CREDITS
0
9
3
3
9
12
9
45
SEMESTER CREDITS
42
33
75
120
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Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a Concentration
GENERAL EDUCATION
COURSES
ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students
English Communication
ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems
Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning
Arts and Humanities
Society and Behavioral Sciences
Physical and Biological Sciences
Total General Education Credits Required
ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER CREDITS
0
9
3
3
9
12
9
45
COURSES
Undistributed Electives (Lower Division)
Undistributed Electives (Upper Division)
Total Elective Credits Required
SEMESTER CREDITS
27
21
48
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
COURSES
Concentration Electives (Lower Division)
Concentration Electives (Upper Division)
Total Concentration Credits Required
Total Degree Credits Required
SEMESTER CREDITS
15
12
27
120
*NOTE: Concentration options to choose from:
Business Administration (ACC, BUS, ECN, FIN, MGT, or MKT Courses), Computer
Information Systems (CIS, ISY or MIS courses), Criminal Justice (CRJ course)
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Undergraduate Course Descriptions
ACC101: Introduction to Accounting
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of accounting, including the effects of
transactions on financial statements, accounting for professional and merchandising
operations, payroll accounting, and accounting controls. Prerequisite: MAT105 or
MAT110 or MAT115 or MAT120 or MAT130
ACC105: Managerial Accounting
3 Semester Credits
This course examines the principles and procedures for developing accounting information
for managerial decision-making, including product costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, and
pricing and expenditure procedures. Prerequisite: ACC101
ACC225: Principles of Accounting I
3 Semester Credits
This course provides a strong foundation in accounting principles. It introduces the critical
role of accounting in business and answers the need for business students to understand the
essentials of accounting: the basic accounting problem, various accounting issues and
concepts, and related practical applications. Prerequisite: MAT110 or MAT120 or MAT130
ACC227: Principles of Accounting II
3 Semester Credits
This course is a continuation of Accounting I and builds on the foundation in accounting by
introducing the managerial aspects of accounting. This course explores the critical role of
management accounting in managing a business, and it answers the need for business
students to understand the essentials of the subject: costing, management operations,
reporting of assets, debt financing, and stocks and bonds. Prerequisite: ACC225
ANT202: Introduction to Anthropology
3 Semester Credits
This foundational course examines the core perspectives, concepts, and methods of cultural
anthropology. It presents the uniqueness of the anthropological approach to the study of
humans as well as practical applications of anthropology to our lives. The course
incorporates the holistic nature of anthropology and emphasizes the scientific approach.
ANT313: Independent Research in Anthropology
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in anthropology
that are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied
in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the
subject. Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The
student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research
paper or a scholarly report.
ART100: Introduction to Art History
3 Semester Credits
This course is an entry-level survey of art history that begins with primitive cave paintings
from Lascaux, France and progresses to 20th Century art from around the world. It covers a
variety of artistic movements ranging from Classic Greek, Baroque, Rococo, and the
Impressionists.
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BIO106: Anatomy and Physiology
4 Semester Credits
This course will prepare students for the specificity required to interpret medical language
while studying the human body. Students will possess an in-depth knowledge of anatomy,
physiology, pathophysiology, and laboratory medicine. The student will learn how to
identify, pronounce, spell, locate, and understand anatomical terminology to describe the
structure and function of the body, the major organ systems, and the relations of one part to
another. The nature of disease processes including signs, symptoms, and etiology will be
presented in detail for each organ system. Interventional treatment modalities have been
linked accordingly in addition to clinical applications, research issues and trends, and
related issues about health and well-being. Prerequisite: HIT107
BIO130: Fundamentals of Biology
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the essential principles of biology and the structure of biological
systems.
BIO268: Introduction to Pharmacology
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of pharmacology. Students will learn to
differentiate among drug classifications, terminology, spelling conventions, pronunciations,
including a thorough review of mathematics and dosage calculations. Clinical implications
and contraindications are reviewed for each body system. Special considerations are also
discussed in detail for children, pregnant and nursing women, the aging patient population,
end-of-life care, substance abuse, and herbal or alternative drug/herb interactions.
BIO313: Independent Research in Biology
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Biology that are
not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a
foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.
Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The student fulfills
the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a
scholarly report.
BIO330: Principles of Ecology
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the fundamental principles of ecosystem processes, community, and
ecosystem development, and species adaptation and diversity.
BIO345: Marine Biology
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed for non-biology majors who have a basic biology background and
an interest in biology and the marine environment. This course will review the basic tenets
of biology, as well as introduce you to the diversity of life in the ocean, as well as their
ecosystems and habitats. Prerequisite: BIO130
BUS100: Introduction to Business
3 Semester Credits
This course is a broad survey of fundamental business concepts, such as management,
marketing, human resources, and financial management and policy. General principles of
business ethics and business law are also discussed. This course introduces students to the
business and commercial world, while it lays the foundation for their meaningful
participation in more advanced classes.
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BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of business writing. Topics include the different
types of dictionaries and what is and is not included in these dictionaries. Basic grammar,
style, and writing skills will be reviewed. This course will begin with a background lesson
on parts of speech and sentence structures and then will progress into more specific areas,
such as nouns, verbs, modifiers, punctuation, capitalization, and numbers.
BUS210: Business Statistics I
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the role of statistics in business research and decision-making and
lays the foundations of statistical analysis. Students will learn about distributions, measures
of location and dispersion, probability, the normal probability distribution, sampling and
testing methods, and decision analysis. Prerequisite: MAT115 or MAT120 or MAT130
BUS230: Principles of Business Law I
3 Semester Credits
This course examines basic legal principles and issues that concern business. It includes an
overview of contracts, the uniform commercial code, and bankruptcy law.
BUS240: Principles of Business Communications
3 Semester Credits
This course focuses on the principles of communication as specifically applied in the
business environment. It equips students with written and oral communication skills
necessary for success in contemporary business organizations. It offers the proper use of
communication tools to promote business goals. Amid today’s advancing technology,
emails, instant messages, websites, and blogs are fast becoming part the communicator’s kit
in addition to printed documents. Prerequisites: ENG160 or BUS105
BUS244: Finance for Managers
3 Semester Credits
This is a survey course designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding
of the bedrock principles of corporate finance. The subject of financial management is
comprised of many concepts as well as a number of analytical methods and tools. This
course prepares students to understand and to be able to apply financial management
principles and concepts.
BUS305: Business Research and Communications
3 Semester Credits
This course examines real-world business communication issues such as ethics, cultural
diversity, technology, teamwork, law, audience-centered messages, and the writing process.
It teaches techniques, strategies, and writing forms used in the professional world in order
to achieve business goals and provides an understanding of business research.
BUS306: Business and Society
3 Semester Credits
This course examines the role of business in society. The broad social, ethical, political,
environmental, and technological themes and trends are addressed along with their effects
on business operations. This course also addresses a complex agenda of contemporary
issues and their impact on business and its stakeholders. Prerequisite: MGT105
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BUS311: Business Statistics II
3 Semester Credits
This course presents the nature, process and methods of business research and the proper
application of statistics within the process. It covers advanced topics in the statistical
analysis of business operations and describes the application of statistical procedures for the
purposes of forecasting, quality control and decision-making. Prerequisite: BUS210
BUS313: Independent Research in Business
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Business or
related business core courses that are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand
on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by
doing in depth research into the subject. Students will learn research skills in design,
methodology, and writing. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the
submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report.
BUS331: Principles of Business Law II
3 Semester Credits
This course extends coverage of business-related legal principles with emphasis on the
different business relationships and the legal structures that support them. These
relationships include employer-employee, agency, property relationships, bailments,
insurance, and lender-borrower interactions. Prerequisite: BUS230
BUS350: Quantitative Methods
3 Semester Credits
This course provides the information managers need to have to make informed decisions.
Students will learn a basic understanding of statistics and how to properly present and
describe information, draw conclusions, improve processes, and obtain reliable forecasts.
The primary objective of the course is to provide the manager with tools and techniques that
will enable him to participate in informed decision making. Prerequisite: MAT130
BUS354: Ethical Decision Making for Business
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to acquaint students with the unique challenges of resolving ethical
dilemmas and making ethical decisions in today's complex business organizations. This
course relies upon applying the perspective of the stakeholder and value-based
management approach to situations that involve groups and individuals who often have
competing demands and interpretations of a problem, crisis, or opportunity.
BUS364: Organizational Behavior
3 Semester Credits
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the use of theory and research in
organizational behavior. It is designed to introduce the student to real-world examples of
situations and challenges that managers have faced in dealing with organizational behavior,
particularly with today's global marketplace and the extensive use of Internet technologies.
Managers of companies competing in this expanding global arena need current and relevant
skills to handle the organizational issues associated with the global workforce.
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BUS384: Entrepreneurship
3 Semester Credits
This is an introductory course that provides students with a solid understanding of the vital
role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st Century global economy.
Students will assess, explore, critique, and analyze the phenomenon of entrepreneurship.
The course will focus on the creation of new ventures, the ways that they come into being,
and factors associated with their success.
BUS395: International Business
3 Semester Credits
This course presents the impact of international business on countries, corporations, and
individuals. In-depth attention is paid to the role of culture, policies and politics.
Theoretical foundations, market entry, strategy, and operations in international business are
highlighted. The dimensions of ethics, social responsibility, and diversity are fully reflected
through examples and case studies. A research component provides an opportunity to
increase your knowledge and application of matters relative to the international business
environment.
BUS474: Project Management
3 Semester Credits
This course investigates the use of projects to accomplish goals, produce products, improve
processes, and meet objectives. To illustrate and reinforce course concepts, a variety of
projects, organizational settings, and issues will be examined through case studies,
scenarios, and real-life projects. This course discusses topics that include the role of the
project manager in managing the project life cycle including defining tasks, scheduling,
allocating resources, monitoring, and controlling.
BUS499: Senior Capstone
3 Semester Credits
The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their
courses to the work environment. The Senior Capstone emphasizes the student initiative in
defining and investigating problems or projects focusing on integration and application of
theory through research. Students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of
particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the
organization. Prerequisite: Completion of all major requirements or concurrent
enrollment in last required course.
CHM101: General Chemistry I
3 Semester Credits
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of chemistry by exploring atoms,
molecules, and ions, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, energy
relationships in chemical reactions, the electronic structure of atoms, the periodic table, and
chemical bonding, and organic chemistry. Prerequisite: MAT120
CHM105: General Chemistry II
3 Semester Credits
In this course students will continue their study of the fundamentals of chemistry by
exploring organic chemistry, intermolecular forces and liquids and solids, physical
properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases,
thermodynamics, redox reactions and electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic
polymers. Prerequisite: CHM101
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CHM313: Independent Research in Chemistry
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Chemistry that
are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a
foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.
Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The student fulfills
the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a
scholarly report.
CHM365: Society and Chemistry
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed for non-chemistry majors who have a basic chemistry background
and an interest in how chemistry and the environment are intertwined. The course presents
the basic tenets of chemistry relating to the environment, energy, and health, and provides
an understanding of the chemical processes involved in the functioning body and
environment. Prerequisite: CHM105
CIS105: Introduction to Computer Science
3 Semester Credits
This course is a first look at the entire computer science discipline, covering basic computer
concepts like binary logic, how computer hardware works, how programs are designed and
written, and advanced applications like artificial intelligence. It also provides an overview
of the topics covered in the CIS major and introduces students to terminology and concepts
they will see throughout their program.
CIS110: Introduction to Computer Programming
3 Semester Credits
This course teaches the fundamentals of computer programming and problem solving using
the C++ programming language. It covers the building blocks of programming, how these
blocks are used and assembled into programs, and how basic programming problems are
analyzed. Prerequisite: CIS105
CIS115: Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic
3 Semester Credits
This course is an introduction to programming using Visual Basic .NET. This course
assumes no prior programming background and places emphasis on general programming
concepts over Visual Basic specifics. While this course uses the Visual Basic language, the
basic foundations of programming you will learn in this course extend to most
programming languages. Prerequisite: CIS105
CIS201: Discrete Mathematics
3 Semester Credits
This is an introduction to discrete mathematics emphasizing those topics most useful to
students in computer science. Students will learn about sets, relations, functions, graphs,
trees, matching, the binomial theorem, combinations and permutations, probability,
recurrence relations, iteration and finite state machines. Prerequisite: MAT130
CIS210: Computer Organization
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces central concepts in computer organization, assembly language, and
computer architecture. Computers are described as a series of layers, from higher-level
languages to logic gates, that are each an abstraction of the layer below. Prerequisite:
CIS110
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CIS211: Data Structures I
3 Semester Credits
This course covers advanced topics such as pointers, linked lists, and recursion, with an
emphasis on programming style. By the end of the course, students have greater familiarity
with the concepts of programming and a solid foundation from which to study complex
data structures. Prerequisite: CIS110
CIS215: Programming Language Concepts
3 Semester Credits
This course teaches the principles behind the design and implementation of high-level
programming languages. Upon completing this course, students have both an
understanding of how programming languages are created and their relationship with the
underlying hardware, as well as the ability to evaluate the merits of existing and emerging
languages.
CIS221: Data Structures II
3 Semester Credits
This course is a continuation of CIS211 and covers the concepts behind data structures such
as stacks, queues and trees, and their associated operations, as well as standard algorithms
for sorting and searching. The student gains experience using various data structures and
encapsulating them into abstract data types. Prerequisite: CIS211
CIS250: Windows Programming Using Visual Basic .NET
3 Semester Credits
This course is an introduction to Windows programming using Visual Basic.NET. Although
this course assumes some previous programming experience, it starts from the simplest
Visual Basic concepts, so it is suitable for students at various levels of programming
expertise. Students will learn Visual Basic syntax and how to create graphical user
interfaces in Windows. Prerequisite: CIS215
CIS251: Advanced Visual Basic
3 Semester Credits
This course is a continuation of CIS115 focusing on topics such as database and component
development. Students will develop several complete projects in a variety of styles.
Prerequisites: CIS215
CIS260: Concepts of Java
3 Semester Credits
This course is an introduction to the Java programming language. It assumes previous
experience with C++ equivalent to CIS110 and CIS211 courses and covers applets and
applications, threads, JFC, event processing, graphings, and exception handling.
Prerequisite: CIS215
CIS280: Programming in C#
3 Semester Credits
C# (“C sharp”) is Microsoft’s newest language, based on C++ and tailored to the needs of
the .NET environment. This course assumes some previous programming experience but
begins with basic C# syntax and covers Windows client programming.
Prerequisite: CIS215
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CIS330: Algorithm Design and Analysis
3 Semester Credits
This course is the study of the design and analysis of algorithms through the study and
implementation of classic algorithms central to the discipline. Students study growth rates,
classic and special purpose sorts, symbol tables, trees and tree structures, and hashing.
Prerequisites: CIS201
CIS340: Software Engineering
3 Semester Credits
This course demonstrates the principles of software engineering as they relate to medium
and large scale projects. This course also explores many of the techniques used to maintain
quality in software development, from creating good specifications to testing software
modules. Prerequisite: CIS330
CIS410: Computer Architecture
3 Semester Credits
This course forms the bridge between the hardware and operating systems views of a
computer and completes students’ education in the fundamentals of hardware, preparing
them for higher-level operating system concepts. Prerequisite: CIS210
CIS420: Operating Systems
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the ways in which programs share memory and processor time. By the
end of the course, students will have seen the last links in the chain that connects
application programs, layer by layer, all the way down to the simplest hardware
components. Prerequisite: CIS410
COM120: Principles of Speech Communication
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces students to a holistic approach to the field of human communication.
Speech Communication covers principles and theories that give insights into the
communication process and general communication behaviors. It engages students to
practice effective communication in various contexts. Students learn skills to critically
analyze and apply methods of persuasion in interpersonal, intercultural, group,
organizational, public and mass communication. Through journal exercises, content
analysis, film reviews, public speaking critiques, and speech writing, the course provides
students with skills-building opportunities to develop their communication strengths.
COM313: Independent Research in Communications
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Communications
that are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied
in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the
subject. Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The
student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research
paper or a scholarly report.
CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration
3 Semester Credits
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the justice administration system,
encompassing police, and courts and corrections management. These three institutions
must work together to achieve an effective overall system for the protection of public safety
and order, the impartial and fair trial of those accused of crime, and the enlightened
confinement and rehabilitation of those found guilty to minimize the rate of recidivism.
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CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice
3 Semester Credits
This course provides a framework of information about technology and computers and
specifically how they are used by criminals and law enforcement agencies. It examines
basic computer concepts and design, networking and information exchange, and then
delves into more advanced and crime-specific technologies such as wiretaps, surveillance,
and the use of technology in high-tech crimes, disaster response, and police protection. The
study of technology is integrated into wider criminal justice themes: its ethical and legal
implications; its place in the community based policing model; and how it impacts
traditional criminal justice theories.
CRJ110: Introduction to Criminology
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the student to the dynamic field of criminology which is constantly
changing because of research studies, Supreme Court rulings, governmental policy and the
current events of everyday life. Criminologists spend their career trying to understand
what drives people to commit crime. This introductory course will provide insights into the
answers for many of these questions and will help students to think critically about law and
justice. At the end of this course, students should have developed a critical perspective
toward the social and legal institutions entrusted with crime control.
CRJ115: Police and Police Procedures
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the role of
the police, reforms and innovations within policing, and the characteristics of the
contemporary American law enforcement industry.
CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement
3 Semester Credits
The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal justice student with a complete and
practical set of procedures and techniques that are needed for understanding policing in
America. This course reflects the changing times in which we live and the tremendous
challenges facing law enforcement officers each day. The specter of terrorism and homeland
security are emphasized in this course, as well as what the police are doing to prevent, and
react to, any future attacks.
CRJ125: The Corrections Process
3 Semester Credits
This course is a comprehensive overview and practical introduction to the ideas and
practices that characterize our modern correction systems. The approach to this course
includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, including professionalism, policy
issues, and society's avowed goals for the correctional enterprise. Also included is a
comprehensive overview of correctional practices, including the everyday operations of
correctional agencies, prisons, jails, and the procedures of parole and probation, along with
the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field.
CRJ130: Introduction to Interviewing in Criminal Justice
3 Semester Credits
This course teaches the fundamentals of effective interviewing, including critical
communication skills, interpretation skills, and how to effectively relay information. It is
designed to prepare criminal justice students to interview victims and witnesses, collect
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information from defendants, and communicate effectively with clients regardless of age
and cultural differences.
CRJ135: Introduction to Private Security
3 Semester Credits
This course focuses on practical, real-world concepts and applications, while sensitizing
students to the complexities and ambiguities involved in private security operations in
contemporary society, particularly in regard to its current role in protecting our lives and
assets from criminals and terrorists. This course places special emphasis on ethics and
professionalism, as well as the need for public law enforcement and private security to work
together to solve common problems. It explores particular jobs available in the field,
addressing such practical concerns as how one goes about getting a private security job, the
necessary skills, and the day-to-day job responsibilities.
CRJ140: Understanding Terrorism
3 Semester Credits
This course provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables students to
understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. It focuses on the domestic and
international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today.
It covers essential historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of
contemporary conflicts, includes detailed descriptions of recent and contemporary conflicts
shaping the world stage, and presents theoretical and concrete information about Homeland
Security organizations.
CRJ145: Introduction to Emergency Management
3 Semester Credits
This course provides a comprehensive examination of the background components and
systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. It details current
practices, strategies, and the key players involved in emergency management in the U.S.
and around the world. It covers local and state issues, particularly as they relate to FEMA
and other federal agencies, and examines how public administrators are locally tasked with
protecting their communities. This course also explores FEMA's continually changing role
within the Department of Homeland Security and the impact and aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina. Lessons include proper planning, mitigation, in-crisis decisions, evacuation,
recovery, and how managers can avoid devastating breakdowns in communication and
leadership during a terrorist event or natural disaster.
CRJ150: Introduction to Homeland Security
3 Semester Credits
This course addresses the functions of Homeland Security and critical infrastructure and
asset protection as they relate to government, industry, and the community. The key
functions of threat prevention, crisis response, and operations recovery are addressed from
a variety of perspectives given that homeland security is a responsibility that is shared by
government agencies, the private sector, and individuals, encompassing a broad spectrum
of professional career positions throughout our society. This course provides an overview
of the elements involved in the homeland security function, as well as the challenges critical
infrastructure managers in government and industry can and will face while maintaining
mission operations and staff accountability in the midst of multiple overlapping roles and
responsibilities in our rapidly changing world.
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CRJ155: Introduction to Loss Prevention
3 Semester Credits
In the past few years, security awareness and the need for added business continuity and
preparedness considerations has been uniquely highlighted given events such as Hurricane
Katrina, 9/11, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, and the increase in
world terrorist events. This course explores the breadth and depth of considerations
involved in implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within
an organization. It provides proven strategies to prevent and reduce incidents of loss due to
legal issues, theft and other crimes, fire, accidental or intentional harm from employees, as
well as the many ramifications of corporate mismanagement. It also covers background
investigations, protection of sensitive information, internal threats, and considerations at
select facilities.
CRJ200: Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence
3 Semester Credits
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the various components of the criminal
justice system and examines the trial process and the roles of the jury, judge, attorneys, and
witnesses. Prerequisite: CRJ100
CRJ210: Criminal Investigations
3 Semester Credits
This course teaches students the fundamentals of criminal investigation by examining the
processes involved in identifying and arresting criminal suspects, identifying types of
crimes, and preparing for court.
CRJ215: Investigative Report Writing
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the student to report writing elements and reviews basic writing
skills, including first person and active voice. It addresses several aspects of report writing,
such as investigation basics, note taking, identifying facts, interviewing skills, and
describing persons and property. It also explores writing search warrants and the use of
expert opinion.
CRJ223: Criminal Procedure
3 Semester Credits
The focus of this course is on constitutional criminal procedure, specifically, U.S. Supreme
Court decisions that interpret relevant provisions of the U.S. Constitution. This course
examines criminal procedure as it relates to the law enforcement profession. Topics of
Constitutional provisions applicable to arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, confessions,
the trial and pretrial process and immunity are covered in detail. Prerequisite: CRJ100
CRJ230: Criminal Evidence
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the principles and rules associated with the management of criminal
evidence. Topics covered include the collection of evidence, how to handle evidence to
prevent contamination, chain of custody, and preparation of evidence for presentation in the
courtroom to attain criminal convictions; the rules of evidence are thoroughly discussed.
The scope of the course encompasses physical evidence, witness testimony, polygraphs and
technical evidence. Prerequisite: CRJ200
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CRJ240: Juvenile Justice
3 Semester Credits
This course provides an orientation to the area of juvenile delinquency, including the
origins, causes, and courses of development of delinquent behavior. The course outlines
problems facing modern juveniles, and compares adult and juvenile justice systems. Topics
include intervention, apprehension, referral and preventive techniques. Finally the course
outlines the problems inherent in police handling juveniles and the function of juvenile
courts. Prerequisite: CRJ100
CRJ300: Probation and Parole
3 Semester Credits
This course addresses probation and parole for both juvenile and adult populations. It
discusses topics such as restorative justice, community-based supervision, evidence-based
practice, offender re-entry, and other state-of-the-art practices. It is designed to engage
students as they critically examine the current controversial issues impacting the system.
CRJ301: Criminal Law
3 Semester Credits
This course studies the historical background and foundations of American criminal law,
including United States Constitutional requirements, Federal and State court organization
and jurisdiction, criminal law basics, and rules of evidence and procedure. It covers various
categories of crimes and offenses including assault, homicide, sex offenses, theft, arson,
forgery, narcotics, extortion, traffic offenses, crimes affecting the judicial process, and
organized crime. Prerequisite: CRJ100
CRJ302: Effective Professional Communications
3 Semester Credits
This course provides an understanding of research and communications in a professional
environment. It familiarizes students with the techniques, strategies and forms of writing
used in the professional world. This course will increase students’ knowledge of
organizational writing and communications including case analysis, data interpretation,
problem solving, and report writing.
CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice
3 Semester Credits
This course explores ethical standards and codes in criminal justice professions. The scope
of the course covers the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, American Bar Association's
Standards of Professional Responsibility, the American Jail Association Code of Ethics, and
the American Correctional Association Code of Ethics. It also explores roles of professional
organizations and agencies, ethics and community relations and civil liability in law
enforcement and correctional environments. The students will study cases presented to
illustrate ethical issues and derive solutions to ethical dilemmas using critical thinking.
CRJ 310: Correctional Counseling and Treatment
3 Semester Credits
This course teaches students how to apply evidence-based counseling and treatment
approaches to rehabilitate offenders by helping to enhance offenders’ mental health,
cognitive functioning, academic achievements, vocational aptitude, and social skills. Each
module is designed to raise important issues, formalize ideas, and document best practices
from which effective correctional programs can be replicated.
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CRJ313: Independent Research in Criminal Justice
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Criminal Justice
that are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied
in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the
subject. Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The
student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research
paper or a scholarly report.
CRJ 315: Prison and Jail Administration
3 Semester Credits
This course will address the administering courts and corrections agencies within justice
administration. It will analyze justice administration from a systems perspective,
considering all of the components of the justice system and their administration, issues and
practices. In addition, this course will focus on the practical aspects of justice
administration. The primary intent of the course is to familiarize the student with the
methods and challenges of criminal justice administration.
CRJ320: Forensic Investigation
3 Semester Credits
This is an introductory course to criminalistics which explores the history and scope of
forensic science. Criminalistics is the application of science to those criminal and civil laws
that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system. The scope of this course
includes discovery of a crime scene, the most important location of evidence, physical
evidence, and analytical techniques for organic and inorganic materials, forensic toxicology
firearms, ammunition, unique tool marks and various impressions, among others.
Prerequisite: CRJ200
CRJ325: Advanced Criminal Investigation I
3 Semester Credits
This course presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and their application to the
more important felonies. It will also help the student to understand how detective work
should be performed and to demystify the investigative process. Since criminal
investigation must be conducted within the framework of our democratic system, those U.S.
Supreme Court decisions that affect the investigative function are quoted extensively. In
this course, students will find that the ability to conduct inquiries is learned by studying the
investigative process. Prerequisite: CRJ210
CRJ326: Advanced Criminal Investigation II
3 Semester Credits
This course builds on the fundamentals of criminal investigation that were studied in
Introduction to Criminal Investigation. Case studies illustrate their application to some of
the special issues presently plaguing law enforcement worldwide such as terrorism and
enterprise crime. Various types of inquiry are applied in investigative processes.
Prerequisite: CRJ325
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CRJ330: Police Management
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to be an introduction to a wide variety of issues that confront
today's modern police manager. The complex nature of policing in modern society mandate
a thorough understanding of such issues as organizational culture, leadership styles,
transactional analysis, problem identification and decision making, management by
objectives, productivity, fiscal management, civil liability, accreditation and ethics, to name
but a few. Prerequisite: CRJ325
CRJ335: Kinesic Interviewing
3 Semester Credits
Of all the topics taught in law enforcement academies and criminal justice training centers
throughout the United States, one of the most critical topics is the principles of interview
and interrogation. This course equips the criminal justice student with a complete and
practical set of procedures and techniques needed for interviewing and interrogation. It is
vital to any case that investigators obtain essential information from victims, witnesses and
informants, and that confession’s from suspects stand up to court scrutiny.
Prerequisite: CRJ200
CRJ350: Homicide Investigation I
3 Semester Credits
The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal justice student with a complete and
practical set of methods for processing a homicide. The course provides the student with
the most practical and conventional information available to detectives who are responsible
for conducting intelligent investigations into violent and sudden death. Prerequisite:
CRJ210
CRJ450: Homeland Security and Emergency Management
3 Semester Credits
The primary focus of this course is to provide information on how to recognize threats, act
on threats, and provide patient care when a threat to homeland security occurs. It also
explores the communication that is vital during a homeland security emergency. This
course covers biological, nuclear, chemical, incendiary and explosive threats. It also
examines threats resulting from clandestine drug laboratories, as well as step-by-step
procedures for using related equipment.
CRJ451: Homicide Investigation II
3 Semester Credits
This course is the second part of homicide investigation with CRJ 350 Homicide
Investigation I as the prerequisite course. The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal
justice student with a complete and practical set of procedures and techniques that are
needed after the homicide scene has been processed. The student proceeds through the
follow-on work necessary to prepare a solid case for presentation in court and the
attainment of a homicide conviction. Prerequisite: CRJ350
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CRJ455: Investigation of Organized Crime
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the origins and development of organized crime in the United States.
It describes the types of criminal organizations, by looking at their goals, structures, and
activities. The history of the major investigations into organized crime syndicates is
discussed, and the effective legal and law enforcement strategies are outlined to combat
various types of criminal organizations. This course explains the understanding of the
concept of organized crime, what is and what is not considered to be organized crime, and
the necessary historical foundation for understanding the evolution, development, and
current status of organized crime. Prerequisite: CRJ210
CRJ460: Investigation of Terrorism
3 Semester Credits
The Global War on Terror has posed new challenges for law enforcement organizations to
contribute, along with military forces, to the security of the United States. The purpose of
this course is to offer the latest information on the technology, weapons (including weapons
of mass destruction), transportation modes of terrorists, and profiles of terrorists
themselves. Likely trends in 21st Century terrorism and the law enforcement response are
also discussed. Prerequisite: CRJ210
CRJ465: Clandestine Laboratory Investigation
3 Semester Credits
The investigation of clandestine labs is one of the most challenging issues of law
enforcement. Traditional investigative techniques are used to develop information
concerning the location of the lab and the identity of the operator. No other law
enforcement activity relies on forensic experts as heavily as does the investigation of
clandestine labs. This course explores the many people involved in identifying the
clandestine lab, the proper collection and preservation of the physical evidence, followed by
the complete analysis of the evidentiary samples. It reveals how the forensic expert's
opinion gives the Court the information it needs to make a fully informed decision.
Prerequisite: CRJ210
CRJ475: Investigation of Arson
3 Semester Credits
In terms of property values destroyed, arson is one of the most serious crimes in the United
States today. Yet a surprisingly small percentage of arson crimes are ever solved, meaning
that a large number of arsonists are never brought to justice. This course explores the nature
of this crime, including motives such as insurance fraud, methods and techniques of setting
deliberate fires, the pathology of serial arsonists, and effective cooperation between police
and fire departments along with other agencies. Prerequisite: CRJ210
CRJ480: Investigation of Computer Crime
3 Semester Credits
The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal justice student with a complete and
practical set of technological procedures and techniques for digital crime. This course will
cover the challenging process of seeking scientific truth through analysis of digital evidence.
As computer criminals grow more sophisticated, digital forensics must keep pace in order to
pierce the veil of deception that makes such crimes as identity theft more common.
Prerequisite: CRJ210
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CRJ485: Traffic Law and Accident Investigation
3 Semester Credits
Law enforcement professionals play a critical role in the investigation of traffic accidents to
ensure that criminal culpability is properly assigned and liability claims are fairly processed.
This course teaches the techniques of traffic accident investigation including how to
determine which motorists are at fault, the impact of environmental factors such as weather
or illumination, and the impact of impairments such as alcohol or drugs.
Prerequisite: CRJ210
CRJ490: Investigation of White Collar Crime
3 Semester Credits
White collar crime can impact society in the form of millions of dollars in misappropriated
funds, environmental damage, and the undermining of the integrity of governmental
functions. While white collar crime is by no means a new phenomenon, the number of high
profile examples in recent years highlights the effects these crimes can have. This course
explores the historical context, thoroughly examines various types of white collar crime,
applies criminological theories, and discusses the policing and prosecution of white collar
crime. Prerequisite: CRJ210
CRJ493: Security Systems, Procedures & Developments
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces students to security management principles and practices and
protection concepts. It addresses security management and operations post-9/11 era. It
covers a multitude of security-related subjects and its applications, from physical to
computer security, risk assessment to loss prevention, and homeland security, from the
perspectives of private and public, and business and legal orientations of security.
Prerequisite: CRJ120
CRJ495: Police Patrol
3 Semester Credits
This course emphasizes a practical application of theory with the how-to of real world
policing. It details the core functions of a police agency-covering patrol operations, goals,
and strategies. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small
and medium sized police departments. The course includes coverage of patrol techniques,
preparing for patrol and the role of the uniformed patrol officer in the criminal investigation
process. Prerequisite: CRJ120
CRJ497: First Responder
3 Semester Credits
This course provides an extensive examination of the responsibilities of the first responder.
It covers all aspects of assessing the scene, assessing the patient, communication and
documentation, dealing with various types of injuries, and special situations including
hazardous materials, multiple casualty incidents and special rescue situations. The course
goes beyond the national standards set by the U.S. government to fully cover the United
States Department of Transportation (D.O.T). Prerequisite: CRJ120
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CRJ499: Senior Capstone
3 Semester Credits
The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their
courses to the work environment. The Senior Capstone emphasizes the student initiative in
defining and investigating problems or projects focusing on integration and application of
theory through research. Students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of
particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the
organization. Prerequisite: Completion of all major requirements or concurrent
enrollment in last major course
ECN150: Introduction to Microeconomics
3 Semester Credits
In this introductory course, students learn basic economic concepts and analyze the decision
making process of individuals and firms within the supply and demand framework. The
course also focuses on the theories of firm behavior under different market structures and
studies the process of resource allocation through the “invisible hand” of the market,
sometimes helped by government regulation to ensure a balance between equity and
efficiency.
ECN151: Introduction to Macroeconomics
3 Semester Credits
In this introductory course, students learn basic economic concepts and analyze individual
and economy-wide decisions, using the supply and demand framework. The course also
focuses on aggregate economic behavior through the study of economic growth, inflation,
unemployment, and money supply. It addresses a number of policy questions and issues
related to the way these variables affect the health of the economy in the near and long
terms.
ECN313: Independent Research in Economics
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Economics that
are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a
foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.
Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The student fulfills
the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a
scholarly report.
ECN320: Microeconomics
3 Semester Credits
This course examines the basic functions and activities of the free market system, including
supply and demand analysis, consumer behavior, forms of competition, and factors of
production. Prerequisite: ECN150
ECN321: Macroeconomics
3 Semester Credits
This course is a survey of the structure of the U.S. economy and macroeconomic issues,
including resource utilization, consumption and investment, government impact on the
economy, macroeconomic policy, and international trade. Prerequisite: ECN151
ENG105: Beginning Writing
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to help native and non-native English speaking students develop
skills in the use of standard written English and/or in the writing of well developed,
coherent paragraphs.
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ENG160: English Composition I
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to help students master the traditional five-paragraph essay, along
with its variations. Four principles are presented as keys to effective writing: unity,
support, coherence and sentence skills. The first part of the course focuses on the first three
principles and on sentence skills. This course shows how the four principles apply in the
different patterns of essay development and in specialized types of writing.
Prerequisite: ENG105
ENG170: English Composition II
3 Semester Credits
In this course, emphasis is on creating arguments that persuade, convince and inspire. The
goal is to develop writing skills that will enable students to develop powerful and
persuasive arguments. Students will learn the fixed types of questions that an argument can
address, helping them develop answers to significant questions concerning facts,
definitions, causes, values, and actions. Prerequisite: ENG160
ENG200: Introduction to Literature I
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the basic elements that create literature. While Introduction to
Literature focuses on elements of literature in fiction, poetry, and drama, this section focuses
on fiction; it explains the literary elements that compose fiction. This course covers a wide
range of literary elements such as plot and setting, character, theme, irony, and symbolism
through extensive reading material.
ENG205: Introduction to Literature II
3 Semester Credits
This course is a continuation of Introduction to Literature I. Whereas the previous course
focused on elements in fiction, Introduction to Literature II will focus on literary elements
that help to compose poetry and drama. These literary elements include tone, speaker,
metaphor and simile, and tragedy and comedy. This course examines elements of poetry
and drama through extensive reading material.
ENG210: Advanced Writing
3 Semester Credits
This course develops critical thinking skills and writing techniques for organizing,
composing and proofreading reports, summaries, short essays and research papers.
Prerequisite: ENG160
ENG300: Advanced English Grammar
3 Semester Credits
This course analyzes and explains advanced topics in English syntax. The course goes
beyond simple nouns and verbs with explanations that detail how morphemes (the smallest
units of a word) eventually create advanced sentence structures. Prerequisite: ENG160
ENG310: Technical Writing
3 Semester Credits
This course teaches the fundamentals of writing technical manuals for end users.
Prerequisite: ENG160
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ENG313: Independent Research in English
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in English that are
not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a
foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.
Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The student fulfills
the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a
scholarly report.
ENR154: Fundamentals of Weatherization & Energy Efficiency 3 Semester Credits
This course provides the foundations of main issues in weatherization. The first part of the
course covers energy usage history, policy-related issues, and sources of energy. The
second part of the course provides a basic understanding of how to measure usage,
techniques for retrofitting buildings to improve efficiency, and the importance of addressing
the indoor environmental quality as part of a weatherization or retrofitting project.
FIN202: Personal Finance
3 Semester Credits
This course provides decision making tools that are useful in personal financial activities
such as spending, saving and borrowing. It helps students improve their current personal
financial literacy, identify financial goals and equips them with strategies to achieve goals.
FIN335: Financial Management and Analysis I
3 Semester Credits
This course examines financial theory and its applications in controlling all aspects of a
firm’s financial environment, including financial planning, investment management,
valuation and capital budgeting techniques. Prerequisite: BUS210, ECN321, MGT105
FIN435: Financial Management and Analysis II
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the concepts, techniques, and tools used for financial decision making at
strategic, tactical and operational levels of a firm including, capital structure planning,
financing decision, working capital management, and financial management for
multinational corporations. Prerequisite: FIN335
FLM100: Introduction to Film History
3 Semester Credits
This course examines the history of film in the United States and throughout the world with
a look at the start of cinema and its continued growth in the new millennium.
GEO207: Global Geography
3 Semester Credits
This course provides an introduction to the human and physical attributes that give
uniqueness and diversity to world and regional patterns on the Earth’s surface. More
specifically, it covers the physical, historical, human/cultural, economic, political, and
religious/spiritual aspects of each of the different regions and realms of our global society.
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GEO313: Independent Research in Geography
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Geography that
are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a
foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.
Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The student fulfills
the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a
scholarly report.
HIM208: Electronic Health Information Management
4 Semester Credits
This course is a complete resource tool for the student and/or professional learner. Electronic
Health Information Management covers the different healthcare organizations and guides
students through the various areas of the field. Students will learn the various influences of
organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
and The Joint Commission (formerly known as JHACO). In addition, students will be
introduced to Electronic Health Records (EHR) software that is commonly used in healthcare
settings. Students will learn how to enter patient demographics, store and retrieve patient
records and chart notes, and transfer and important documents into the EHR.
HIM228: Medical Billing and Reimbursement
4 Semester Credits
This course is designed to orient students to the background and importance of insurance,
coding, and the billing processes encountered in a physician office setting. Students will
have the opportunity to learn about the reimbursement process and all aspects of insurance
billing for a full range of today’s healthcare plans. Emphasis is placed on the importance of
accurate healthcare documentation and the contents of the medical record including:
documentation requirements, legal and ethical issues, HIPAA regulations, and the AHIMA
standards of ethical coding practices. Prerequisite: HIT107
HIS125: World Civilization I
3 Semester Credits
This course is a broad survey of world history from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia
to the mid-Sixteenth Century. The course examines political, economic, and social structures
as well as cultural expressions of each civilization through art, architecture, literature, and
religion.
HIS225: World Civilization II
3 Semester Credits
This course is a broad survey of world history from the late-Sixteenth Century through the
present, with an emphasis on political, intellectual and social history.
HIS313: Independent Research in History
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in History that are
not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a
foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.
Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The student fulfills
the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a
scholarly report.
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HIT107: Medical Terminology
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of medical terminology. Medical Terminology
orients students to the accurate uses, definitions, spelling, and pronunciations of medical
terms used in the healthcare field. Students will analyze terms while learning to divide
them into suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms. Emphasis will be placed on relating
medical terms to the structural organization of the body. Through practical applications,
students will learn to link abnormal conditions and diseases with diagnostic tests and
procedures. In addition, students will be introduced to common medical abbreviations,
acronyms, and symbols.
HIT235: Medical Office Technology
3 Semester Credits
This course teaches the skills necessary to use Medisoft Advanced Patient Accounting, one
of the leading medical billing and scheduling software programs. Students will build their
skills with Medisoft and will provide them with the knowledge they need to learn other
medical billing software programs as well. Prerequisite: MED199 or HIM228
HIT260: Basic Diagnostic Coding
3 Semester Credits
This course focuses on learning the coding conventions and guidelines for the ICD-9-CM
and ICD-10-CM medical coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign
codes for patient medical services. You will become familiar with the ICD-10-CM Draft, the
history of ICD-10 coding, and when adoption of this code set will take place. Emphasis will
be placed on the coding guidelines and the official rules established for the use of the
standard code sets in different healthcare settings. In addition to coding diagnostic services,
a variety of healthcare payer systems are presented, such as managed care, Medicare,
HMOs, and PROs. Prerequisite: BIO106
HIT270: Basic Procedural Coding I
3 Semester Credits
This course focuses on learning the coding rules for the CPT and Level II HCPCS medical
coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical
services. Emphasis will be placed on coding for physician services in multiple settings, such
as physician office, hospital, emergency room, and operating room, utilizing procedure
codes from the E/M, Anesthesia, Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery, Integumentary
System, Musculoskeletal System, Respiratory System, and Cardiovascular System sections
of the CPT. Prerequisite: HIT260
HIT280: Basic Procedural Coding II
3 Semester Credits
This course focuses on learning the coding rules for the CPT and Level II HCPCS medical
coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical
services. Emphasis will be placed on coding for physician services in multiple settings, such
as the physician office, hospital, emergency room, and operating room, utilizing procedure
codes from the following sections of the CPT: Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum and
Diaphragm; Digestive System; Urinary and Male Genital Systems; Reproductive, Intersex
Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery; Endocrine and Nervous
Systems; Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope; Radiology;
Pathology/Laboratory; and Medicine. Prerequisite: HIT270
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ISY101: Introduction to Computer Systems
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces fundamental concepts and terminology related to computer
hardware, software and networks.
ISY102: MS Office Fundamentals
3 Semester Credits
This course will help students develop basic proficiency with Microsoft® Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint through the completion of hands-on projects.
ISY104: Microsoft Office Word
3 Semester Credits
Microsoft® Office Word combines text and technology to create an effective learning
experience. Students will learn the various components of Microsoft® Office Word, such as
how to format text, add bullets and numbering, and work with graphics.
ISY105: Microsoft Office PowerPoint
3 Semester Credits
Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® combines text and technology to create a valuable learning
experience. Students will learn the various components of Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®,
such as how to plan an effective presentation, customize animation effects, and create a
custom slide show.
ISY205: Microsoft Access
3 Semester Credits
®
This course introduces the basic features of the Microsoft Access database system.
Students will complete a series of hands-on exercises and assignments in which they will
create tables, forms, queries, and reports.
ISY206: Microsoft Excel
3 Semester Credits
®
This course provides an overview of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software's basic and
intermediate functions. Students will learn how to identify formulas, edit cell entries, create
complex formulas, apply conditional formatting, and create tables and charts.
ISY301: Web Page Design I
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces students to the design of Web pages using Hypertext Markup
Language (HTML), Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), and Cascading Style
Sheets (CSS). Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105
ISY302: Web Page Design II
3 Semester Credits
This course focuses more on advanced CSS techniques and explores web page design,
content design, and site design using a popular visual web editor. Prerequisite: ISY301
ISY315: Networking and Telecommunications
3 Semester Credits
This course is an introduction to the hardware, software, standards and concepts used in
modern local and wide area networks. This course examines network design through case
studies and exercises. Prerequisite: CIS210
ISY325: Introduction to Database Systems
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the conceptual, logical, and physical design of database systems with
an emphasis on entity relationship diagrams and normalization. Prerequisite: CIS211
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ISY332: Java Script
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the student to the JavaScript language and how it can be used to add
new features and interactivity to Web pages. Prerequisite: ISY301 or CIS260
ISY341: Decision Support Systems
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the decision-making process and the computer technologies that
help support it. Prerequisite: MIS340
ISY370: Active Server Pages
3 Semester Credits
This course is an introduction to Active Server Pages technology using ASP.NET, which
uses server-side processing to dynamically create Web pages. Some knowledge of Visual
Basic syntax is assumed. Topics include server-side controls, forms, syntax, the .NET
Framework, error handling, database access, and data handling techniques. Note: This
course requires more recent versions of Windows operating systems. Older systems using
Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95 will be unable to run the necessary software.
Prerequisite: ISY301 or CIS115
ISY375: Advanced Database Systems
3 Semester Credits
This course examines the duties of database administrators, issues and technologies used in
client/server and distributed database systems, and the use of object-oriented data
modeling for database design. Prerequisite: ISY325
ISY410: TCP/IP Networking
3 Semester Credits
This course explores principles, applications, implementation and management of
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) - the defacto networking
standard. Prerequisite: ISY315
ISY425: Independent Web Design Project
3 Semester Credits
This course requires the student to develop a real-world website. Students will work closely
with an instructor to select an appropriate project, develop a design plan, and implement a
website based upon that plan. Prerequisite: ISY302
ISY460: Enterprise Information Systems
3 Semester Credits
This course is an examination of the emergence of enterprise-wide integrated information
systems. It describes a methodology for building those systems and discusses how they can
be integrated throughout the supply chain. Prerequisite: MIS340
ISY499: Senior Capstone
3 Semester Credits
The capstone course is the final course in the completion of the Bachelor of Science in
Computer Information Systems degree program. As students have progressed through
their degree program, they have learned about many new concepts, techniques, and
technologies. The course gives students the opportunity to demonstrate that knowledge.
During this course, students will work with their instructor to select a suitable topic,
research that topic, and produce a final product. Prerequisite: Completion of all major
requirements or concurrent enrollment in last required course
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MAT105: Basic College Mathematics
3 Semester Credits
This course is a review of selected subjects in math necessary to carry out basic
computations. It includes manipulation of numbers, fractions, algebraic expressions,
systems of measurement, and geometry. It covers basic understanding of decimals, ratio
and proportion, percents, equations, standard measurement units, and trigonometry.
MAT110: Beginning Algebra
3 Semester Credits
This course helps students learn the basic mathematical concepts of algebra before they
move on to the next level in their mathematics curriculum. This course prepares students
by having them apply some of the most common formulas and theorems. As students move
through the course, they will encounter exercises that will assist them in the learning
process by reinforcing concepts that they have just learned. Prerequisite: MAT105
MAT115: Business Problem Solving
3 Semester Credits
This course applies algebraic concepts to business problems, to develop and improve
technical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills in analyzing business issues.
MAT120: College Algebra
3 Semester Credits
This course provides students a working knowledge of college-level algebra. Algebra is the
study of equations, inequalities, and functions. This course concentrates on linear and
quadratic equations, word problems, polynomials, and rational and radical equations. The
students also learn graphs and applications of algebra to the real world.
Prerequisite: MAT110
MAT130: Beginning Statistics
3 Semester Credits
The primary aim of this course is a basic understanding and use of statistical concepts and
methods to facilitate study and research in other disciplines. This course includes measures
of central tendency, measures of variability, grouped data, the normal distribution, central
limit theorem, hypotheses testing, and estimation. Prerequisite: MAT105, MAT 110,
MAT115, OR MAT120
MED183: Pharmacy Technician
3 Semester credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of the pharmacy technician profession and
includes textbook readings with many in-depth exercises, step-by-step instruction,
including media-assisted learning, and supplementary informational resources. The
numerous topics that students will learn about include the essentials of medical history,
pharmacy settings, drug regulation and administration, appropriate terminology,
formulating and calculating prescriptions, biopharmaceutics, informational pharmacy
resources, elements of patient interaction, varying pharmaceutical environments, and
related issues.
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MED199: Medical Administrative Assistant
4 Semester credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of medical administrative assisting. Students will
learn effective time management and problem solving skills that will enable them to deal
effectively with human behaviors in a medical environment and become successful and
employable medical administrative assistants. The Medical Administrative Assisting course
offers students a sound education providing them with the competencies and skills to enter
the healthcare workforce as a viable team member. Prerequisite: HIT107
MED283: Pharmacy Calculations
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of pharmacy calculations and includes textbook
readings with many practice exercises and step-by-step instructions, including mediaassisted learning. Math is the central part of pharmaceutical care. Understanding
mathematical concepts is critical to the success of the pharmacy technician. This course is
enhanced with instructional webcasts that will help students learn how to perform the
pharmaceutical calculations. Students will also learn how to calculate commonly
encountered problems that are faced by the pharmacy technician working in the community
pharmacy as well as the pharmacy technician working in the institutional pharmacy. The
Pharmacy Calculations course will first focus on basic arithmetic and then will center on
performing calculations for the community pharmacy calculations and will conclude with
computing calculations for the institutional pharmacy. Prerequisite: MAT110 or MAT120
MGT105: Essentials of Management
3 Semester Credits
This course offers a skill-based and practical approach to management education. It
provides a concrete understanding of how processes such as planning and decision-making,
theories of organization, leadership and motivation, related to business activity. Through
exercises and case studies, student’s managerial skills are developed and critical thinking is
honed.
MGT245: Fundamentals of Project Management
3 Semester Credits
The course presents an introduction to project management by discussing the project
manager’s role, the benefits of project management, and organizations that strive to spread
knowledge of project management. Project life cycle, project organization, and methods
used to create a project plan are discussed. Key components of the project plan, scope, time,
cost, quality, communications, risk, and procurement management are covered. Also
covered are the project manager’s role to monitor progress as on time, within budget, and
producing quality results.
MGT305: Quality Management
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces students to the statistical bases of quality control and the application
of these tools to the design, implementation and analysis of a quality management system,
while also addressing the underpinnings of quality theory and quality philosophy.
Prerequisite: MAT120 or MAT130
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MGT320: Leadership in Organizations
3 Semester Credits
This course provides a basic foundation of skills needed to equip students for future
leadership activities. It introduces the history, philosophy, theories and concepts of
leadership, and its relationship to the management of organizational change. Students
identify and hone their own personal characteristics that will help them develop into
effective leaders. Prerequisite: MGT105 for Business Administration majors
MGT370: Developing Human Resources
3 Semester Credits
In this course students learn the strategic role of human resource management (HRM) in
organizations. This course shows students how to apply HR concepts, procedures, models,
tools, and techniques of human resource planning and development. This course applied
HRM approaches in real organization settings and situations.
Prerequisite: MGT105 for Business Administration majors
MGT494: Strategic Management
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to help students effectively guide an organization toward a
profitable and dynamic future. This course provides students with a formal method of
defining the organization's purpose and aligning the entire business to achieve corporate
goals. It also examines emerging technologies in information processing as an important
element of strategic planning. Practical analysis of strategic management is presented
through current and relevant case studies to maximize learning opportunities.
Prerequisite: BUS306, MGT105
MGT495: eBusiness
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the fundamentals of e-business and the strategic role information
technology plays in gaining and maintaining competitive advantage. Real-world cases and
scenarios provide the student with a bank of learning resources in this cutting edge field.
MIS335: Information Systems Analysis
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the tools and techniques used in systems analysis and design,
including PERT and Gantt charts, economic feasibility analysis, data flow diagramming, and
other modeling techniques. Primary focus is on the early phases of the systems
development life cycle. Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105
MIS336: Information Systems Design & Implementation
3 Semester Credits
This course is a continuation of MIS 335; it introduces the methodologies, techniques, and
tools used in the design, implementation, and maintenance phases of the systems
development life cycle. It also examines advanced analysis and design techniques.
Prerequisite: MIS335
MIS340: Management Information Systems
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the managerial aspects of effectively integrating and utilizing
technology to solve business problems and improve managerial decision-making.
Prerequisites: MIS335
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MIS350: Information Systems Project Management
3 Semester Credits
This course examines both the technical and managerial aspects of project management as
identified by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and applies the
knowledge areas and process groups to information technology projects.
Prerequisites: MIS340
MIS415: Introduction to Electronic Commerce
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces the managerial applications of Internet technology for a successful
web-based organization. It examines the application of management principles to electronic
business models, including business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and intra-business
commercial ventures. Prerequisite: MIS340
MKT220: Principles of Marketing
3 Semester Credits
This is an introductory course designed to provide you with a comprehensive
understanding of the bedrock concepts of marketing. It will introduce you to the basic
principles of marketing that have existed for many years, plus the marketing principles that
are on the cutting-edge of current marketing thinking. These cutting-edge subjects are
largely being driven by technology and the Internet.
MKT230: Sustainable Marketing
3 Semester Credits
This course focuses on applying sustainability to marketing strategy. Students will judge
the influence of major business environments on sustainable marketing. Focus is placed on
classifying sustainable branding, packaging, and labeling, and applying ethics to sustainable
marketing. The use of digital media for sustainable marketing is also covered. Students will
classify barriers to sustainable marketing and propose ways to overcome those barriers.
They will also evaluate the economic implications of sustainable marketing.
MKT306: Marketing Research
3 Semester Credits
This course describes the latest marketing research processes, techniques, and
methodologies that produce marketing insights, with an emphasis on the role the Internet
plays in marketing research. Prerequisite: MKT220
MKT307: Sales Management
3 Semester Credits
This course covers the topics of personal selling, relationship building, and explores the
decisions companies face in developing and managing a sales force. The course explores the
topics of recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, motivating, and evaluating sales
personnel. Prerequisite: MKT220
MKT308: Marketing Management
3 Semester Credits
This course builds on a student’s understanding of basic marketing principles with a case
study approach that focuses on solving marketing problems with the latest tools and
techniques. It advances skills in utilizing marketing knowledge to develop and maintain
successful marketing strategies. Prerequisite: MGT105, MKT220
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MKT434: Marketing in the New Economy
3 Semester Credits
This course presents a framework to integrate electronic resources with traditional
marketing processes. The student explores how to manage effectively marketing processes
of situation analysis, marketing planning and targeting, and how best to implement
effective Internet marketing programs. Prerequisite: MKT220
MKT451: Internet Marketing
3 Semester Credits
This course elaborates on e-marketing planning and marketing mix topics from a strategic
perspective. Students will learn about the context for marketing planning for both the legal
and global environments. In addition, students will learn about the e-marketing strategy,
the marketing mix, and customer relationship management strategy and implementation
issues. Prerequisite: MKT220
OCN320: Oceanography
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed for non-chemistry majors who have a basic chemistry background
and an interest in chemistry and the marine environment. This course will introduce you to
the physical aspect of the marine ecosystem, as well as its inhabitants.
Prerequisite: BIO130
ORI100: Allied Online Orientation for Students
0 Semester Credits
This orientation course is designed for students seeking an Associate or Bachelor Degree to
prepare them for success as distance education students. It covers AAU’s policies and
procedures, how to create and stick to a study schedule, conducting research, critical and
creative thinking skills, and basic writing skills.
PHI100: Introduction to Philosophy
3 Semester Credits
This course examines different philosophical theories while it compares and contrasts these
theories in applying them to different philosophical questions. This course will examine
many philosophical philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, George Berkeley, Rene Descartes,
John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and many others. This course will focus on various topics such
as the existence of God, the relation between the mind and the body, human freedom, and
the foundations of morality.
PHI107: Introduction to Ethics
3 Semester Credits
This course examines the historical and philosophical discussion of ethics (moral
philosophy). Introduction to Ethics analyzes and discusses issues of morality and moral
knowledge such as the concepts of right and wrong, good and evil, and virtue in connection
to well-known philosophers. This course focuses on the overall discussion of ethics and
studies its subdivisions of moral philosophy.
PHI320: Computer Ethics
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the diverse ethical issues surrounding the use of computers and
information technology today with an emphasis on how one might determine the difference
between ethical and unethical behavior in a number of scenarios.
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PSY140: Introduction to Psychology
3 Semester Credits
This course is the study of the facts, principles and theories of psychology.
PSY300: Abnormal Psychology
3 Semester Credits
This course will provide a broad survey of what is considered to be abnormal behavior.
This course explains the scientific bases of contemporary theories of major psychological
disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. Emphasis will be placed on a
scientific, empirical view. The primary focus of the course is the description of various
symptoms, syndromes and illnesses, but research and theories concerning etiology will also
be covered.
PSY308: Social Psychology
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the critical aspects of social psychology, such as social
recognition and perception, interpersonal attraction, pro-social behavior, aggression, and
prejudice. Students will be given insight into each topic with the use of significant and
interesting examples that have occurred in recent times.
PSY313: Independent Research in Psychology
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Psychology that
are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a
foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.
Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The student fulfills
the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a
scholarly report.
RES101: National Real Estate Principles
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach basic real estate principles. The course explores the variety
of regulations, land definitions, the basics of contracts and legal instruments, and
mortgages, rates, and appraisal.
RES111: California Real Estate Principles
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of California real estate principles and Californiaspecific information. It introduces the student to important concepts and terminologies,
business fundamentals, and the main transaction cycle steps.
RES121: California Real Estate Practice
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of California real estate practice. The course
focuses on topics of contracts from the buyer and seller perspectives, qualifying prospects,
filling out loan applications and agency disclosure forms, and performing a competitive
market analysis.
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RES220: Real Estate Finance
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach basic finance principles, the money and mortgage markets,
and the various finance options to provide a clear understanding of how real property is
financed. The topics include the impact of financial markets on real estate transactions,
options available to real estate buyers, sellers, developers, contractors, real estate
professionals, and property management officials. The growing role of technology in
financing will also be covered.
RES240: Real Estate Appraisal
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the principles and practices of appraising real estate.
Students will learn the reasons for conducting a real estate appraisal, the methods of
appraisal, and the types of appraisal reports.
RES260: Real Estate Brokerage
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of real estate brokerage. The student will learn
about the brokerage business, analyzing market conditions, managing risk, financing a
business. The course provides an overview of all aspects to starting and operating a
business, and the basics in ethics and legal practices. Prerequisite: RES101 or RES111
RES280: Property Management
3 Semester Credits
This course is designed to teach the basics of property management. The course provides an
overview of the main concepts and how they relate to property management. Students will
learn about economics, property analysis, marketing, leases, forms, day-to-day operations,
and managing commercial property.
SCI110: Environmental Science
3 Semester Credits
This course explores the relationship between humans and the environment. Students will
examine the balance between natural resources and the needs of mankind, and they will
explore the scientific, political, economic, and social implications of environmental science.
SOC135: Introduction to Sociology
3 Semester Credits
This course provides an overview of the terminology, theories and questions used by
sociologists to study how groups, cultures, institutions, norms, and values all work to shape
society and an individual’s perception of the world.
SOC250: Society and Technology
3 Semester Credits
This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social
organizations in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues.
SOC 280: Introduction to Social Research
This course teaches students how to apply statistical analysis to social science research.
Each module is designed to further students’ understanding and ability to apply
mathematical analysis of data, explain social science trends, and expand on social science
research. Students will learn about distributions, measures of location and dispersion,
probability, sampling and testing methods, and decision analysis. Prerequisite: MAT120
(Under Development)
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SOC313: Independent Research in Sociology
3 Semester Credits
This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Sociology that
are not offered in the curriculum. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a
foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.
Students will learn research skills in design, methodology, and writing. The student fulfills
the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a
scholarly report.
SOL100: Exploration of Solar Energy
3 Semester Credits
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of solar energy by exploring the
role of energy in modern society, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, energy
efficiency and conservation, solar photovoltaic technology, the solar industry, sizing and
pricing residential PV systems, and the role of solar energy in today’s real estate
environment.
SOL130: Introduction to Green Building
3 Semester Credits
This course introduces fundamental concepts of green building design and delivery, as well
as the various systems used in green buildings. Course materials lay a solid foundation for
decisions related to the design and construction of a green building, from materials selection
to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing. The course addresses
both institutional and residential structures, and emphasis is placed on understanding
practical, working systems used in the structures. The LEED certification process is briefly
addressed from within the context of understanding how it affects building design
decisions. The student will apply cost/benefit analyses as part of proposal justifications for
green building projects.
SOL 200: Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems
3 Semester Credits
In this course students develop trade knowledge of photovoltaic (PV) systems based on the
learning objectives for NABCEP PV entry-level program. Solar-electric (and other kinds of
solar) technologies are introduced, along with the history and current trends in the
industry. Applications and benefits of PV are explored, along with the workings of all
typical components and methodologies for design of whole systems. Best practices for safety
are emphasized throughout, including the use of protective equipment and ways to avoid
accidents and minimize workplace hazards. Prerequisite: MAT105 or greater
SOL210: Photovoltaic Installation
3 Semester Credits
This course provides curricula on national standards on which PV installers with skills and
experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. This course teaches
advanced concepts regarding photovoltaic system installation and NEC® compliance. This
course is a necessity for any individual who wishes to take NABCEP’s PV Installer
certification examination. Prerequisite: MAT120
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APPENDIX OF CHANGES
P. 4: Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
P. 12: CIS Entrance Exam
P. 34: Tuition/Fees
P. 42: University Academic Calendar
P. 51: Course Census
P. 52: Administrative Withdrawal
P. 52: Official Course Withdrawal
P. 52: Official Institutional Withdrawal
P 52: Unofficial Withdrawal Policy
P. 53: Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy
Page 54: Attendance Policy
Page 54: Assignment Submission
Page 54: Late Assignment Policy
Page 55: Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Page 56: Return to Title IV Funds (R2T4)
P. 67: Grades of Incomplete
P. 72: Leave of Absence
P. 75: Satisfactory Academic Progress
P. 80: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
P. 83: Policy on Honorary Degrees
Starting on P. 105: Changed Program Objectives for all degree programs
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