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THE CATALOG

The purpose of the catalog is to furnish prospective students and other interested persons with information about Stanly Technical College and its programs. Announcements contained in this catalog are subject to change without notice and may not be regarded as binding obligations on the Col- lege or the State. Changes will be kept to a minimum, but changes in policy by the State Board of Education, the Department of Community Colleges, or by the local Board of Trustees may require alterations periodically.

Stanly Technical College is an equal opportunity educational institution and employer. The College does not practice or condone discrimination, in any form, against students, employees, or applicants on the ground of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicap, consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1973, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Stanly Technical College Route 4, Box 5 Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

GENERAL CATALOG 1979-1981

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Fall Quarter

October 1

October 3

October 9 November 22 & 23 December 6 December 20

Winter Quarter

January 2 January 3 January 9 March 5

March 19

Spring Quarter March 25 March 27

April 3

April 4 & 7

May 29

June 2

June 16

Summer Quarter July 7

July 8

July 14 September 1 September 2 September 16 September 18

Monday Wednesday Tuesday Thursday & Friday Thursday Thursday

Wednesday Thursday

Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday

Tuesday Thursday Thursday Friday & Monday Thursday Monday Monday

Monday Tuesday Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Thursday

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 1979-80 Technical And Vocational Programs

Registration

First Day of Classes

Last Day to Add a Course Thanksgiving Holidays Last Day to Drop a Course Last Day of Classes

Registration

First Day of Classes

Last Day to Add a Course Last Day to Drop a Course Last Day of Classes

Registration

First Day of Classes

Last Day to Add a Course Easter Holidays

Activity Day

Last Day to Drop a Course Last Day of Classes

Registration

First Day of Classes

Last Day to Add a Course Labor Day Holiday

Last Day to Drop a Course Last Day of Classes Graduation

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 1979-80 (PROPOSED) UNCC-STANLY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE GENERAL EDUCATION COLLEGE PROGRAM

Fall Semester

August 23 August 27 August 31 September 3 October 8 & 9 November 21-23 November 30 December 7 December 10-14

Spring Semester

January 10 January 14 January 18 February 18& 19 March 24-28 April 24

April 30

May 1

May 2-8

Thursday

Monday

Friday

Monday

Monday & Tuesday Wednesday-Friday Friday

Friday Monday-Friday

Thursday

Monday

Friday

Monday & Tuesday Monday-Friday Thursday Wednesday Thursday Friday-Thursday

Registration

First Day of Classes

Last Day to Add a Course Labor Day Holiday

Fall Break (No Classes) Thanksgiving Holidays Last Day to Drop a Course Last Day of Classes

Final Examinations

Registration

First Day of Classes

Last Day to Add a Course

No Classes

Spring Holidays (No Classes) Last Day to Drop a Course Last Day of Classes

Reading Day

Final Examinations

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION ‘i

INTRODUCTION

HISTORY

Stanly Technical Institute was established in July, 1971, under the authority of the 1963 Community College Act. However, the Institute did not officially open until December, 1971. Following the petitions of the County and City Boards of Education and the County Board of Com- missioners, the leadership of the late Senator Frank Patterson and the Honorable Richard Lane Brown, Ill was successful in gaining approval of the General Assembly to establish a technical institute in the county. Before the end of 1971, the Board of Trustees had been appointed, an organi- zational meeting held and Dr. Byrd was selected as the first President of the Institute.

The Institute opened in the temporary headquarters previously oc- cupied by the South Albemarle High School. Presently the South Albemarle High School facilities serve as the East Campus for Continuing Education. Enrollment figures already tell a dramatic story of Stanly Tech. Starting with 31 students in December, 1971, over 20,000 students have taken courses at the Institute to date. The Institute draws its enrollment principally from Stan- ly County. October, 1975, the Institute occupied the new campus on the West of Albemarle. Within the campus are two buildings surrounded by rolling hills and valleys.

Stanly Tech has been highly successful in attracting a competent staff and faculty. Experienced faculty members with expertise bring preparation and dedication to teaching and helping the student to achieve.

Today the Institute is a co-educational institution offering two-year general education, technical, vocational and general adult and extension courses. The Institute is governed by a twelve member Board of Trustees from Stanly County who give freely of their time and efforts for the operation of the institution.

PURPOSE

Stanly Technical Institute was established to provide appropriate economic and convenient learning opportunities for all citizens beyond the normal high school age. Flexible programs of the Institute are designed:

1. To provide educational guidance to all who seek our help, by assist- ing them in choosing suitable courses and in setting realistic goals.

2. To provide programs preparing students for jobs at the technician level in industry, business, and service occupations.

3. To provide programs developing abilities and skills that will prepare students for jobs at the vocational level.

4. To provide general education studies for students who seek personal growth and intellectual enrichment through course work not directly related to their vocational goals, and for students who want to earn an associate degree in General Education to serve as a basis for thoughtful living or further education.

5. Provide continuing education based on community needs and in- terest with special emphasis on basic education courses for grades 1- 8, high school diploma programs, high school equivalency cer- tificates, and cultural and community service programs.

6. To accelerate the economic growth and development of Stanly Tech’s service areas through responsive and relevant business and industry training programs.

7. To provide continuing articulation between the Institute and the public and private schools of the area.

Stanly Technical Institute has a continuing concern for the welfare of each student. The school seeks to cultivate in each student healthy mental attitudes, development of abilities and talents, establishment of human relationships, and motivation for progress in intellectual understanding.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS

Institute offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An evening director, student services personnel and security person- nel are on duty Monday through Thursday until 10:00 p.m.

ACADEMIC YEAR

The school year is divided into four (55 day) quarters for all instruc- tional activities, except the General Education College Program which operates on the traditional two semesters and summer sessions. Calendars for instructional programs are published in this catalog.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Stanly Technical Institute offers classes between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Oc- casionally, as required, some classes are scheduled on Saturdays.

The availability of curricula credit courses during both day and evening sessions allows working students the opportunity to select curriculum courses applicable to a degree or a diploma. Any person, after completion of the appropriate admission procedures, may enroll for the day or evening classes.

Non-Credit courses which are offered primarily for personal and com- munity improvement are also offered during day and evening sessions.

Prior to the beginning of each quarter (and semester) schedules in- dicating types, location and times of classes to be offered are published by the Institute and also announced in local news media.

AREAS OF STUDY Associate Degree Programs (Two Years)

Accounting

Agricultural Business Technology

Biomedical Equipment Technology

Business Administration

Criminal Justice

Electronics Engineering Technology

Fashion Merchandising

General Education (UNCC-STI Cooperative College Program) General Office Technology

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Industrial Management

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Proposed) Secretarial Science

Teacher Associate

Vocational Instructors

Students completing the required hours in these curriculums are award- ed the Associate in Applied Science or the Associate in General Education Degrees. See the PROGRAMS OF STUDY section of this catalog for program descriptions and course offerings. Descriptions of courses offered in the above curriculums are listed alphabetically by course prefix in the COURSE DESCRIPTION section of this catalog.

Diploma Programs (One Year)

Automotive Body Repair Automotive Mechanics

Electrical Installation & Maintenance Electronics Servicing

Practical Nursing Education Respiratory Therapy Technician

Students completing the requirements for these curriculums are award- ed a diploma. See the PROGRAMS OF STUDY section of this catalog for pro- gram descriptions and course offerings. Descriptions of courses offered in the above curriculums are listed alphabetically by course prefix in the COURSE DESCRIPTION section of this catalog.

Certificate Programs

Nurses Assistant Surveying Welding

Students completing the requirements for these programs are awarded a certificate. See the PROGRAMS OF STUDY section of this catalog for program descriptions and course offerings. Descriptions of courses offered in the above curriculums are listed alphabetically by course prefix in the COURSE DESCRIPTION section of this catalog.

Additional programs are described in the CONTINUING EDUCATION section of this catalog.

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ADMISSIONS POLICY

Stanly Technical Institute, as do all other branches of the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, operates under an “‘open door’’ ad- missions policy. This means that any person, whether a high school graduate or non-graduate, who is eighteen years of age or older, and who is able to profit from further formal education will be admitted to some phase of an educational program. Applicants between the ages of 16 and 18 years may be admitted to appropriate courses and programs as persons with special needs as attested by appropriate public school superin- tendents.

The open door policy does not mean that there are no restrictions on specific programs. It does mean that these restrictions are flexible enough to allow each student the opportunity to eliminate deficiencies through developmental work.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

An applicant for an Associate in Applied Science Degree must have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Applicants submitting General Edu- cation Development (GED) scores must meet North Carolina high school equivalency requirements of a total score of 225 with no single test score below 35.

In addition to general requirements, applicants applying for Electronics Engineering Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology, and General Education College Program should have Algebra | and II. This requirement may be met by successfully completing MAT 100.

Associate Degree, diploma and certificate students must be a minimum of eighteen years old or the applicant’s high school class must have been graduated.

Applicants for a diploma program not having a high school diploma or the equivalent may be admitted by the Director of Admissions when suc- cessful completion seems likely. Individuals applying to the Practical Nurs- ing and Respiratory Therapy Programs must be high school graduates or the equivalent.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

All correspondence concerning admissions should be addressed to the Director of Admissions.

Applicants for admission should:

1. APPLY Obtain an application from the Admissions Office or high school counselor and arrange for a personal interview with a STI counselor. This is usually accomplished when the application is sub- mitted.

2. REQUEST TRANSCRIPT(S) Request that a transcript of all high school and post high school academic work be sent directly to the Ad- missions Office. (Transcript request forms may be obtained from the Admissions Office.)

3. TAKE APTITUDE TEST Arrange to take the Differential Aptitude Test (required for Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs)

Scheduling is done through the Admissions Office. Students who have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test and made an acceptable score will not have to take the DAT. Test scores will be evaluated during a per- sonal interview scheduled by the Counselor.

4. REGISTER Register for classes on published registration date.

Letters of acceptance are mailed to applicants by the Director of Ad- missions as soon as all admissions requirements are met. Qualified students may enroll at the beginning of each term except for Practical Nursing, Engineering Technologies and Respiratory Therapy students who normally begin the Fall term.

Additional requirements for Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy and the General Education College Program are listed under those programs in the PROGRAMS OF STUDY division of this catalog.

SPECIAL CREDIT ADMISSIONS

Degree/Diploma Applicants who have not completed admission procedures at the time of registration will be classified as Special Credit students. If working toward a degree or diploma, the Special Credit classi- fication may be retained through the term in which the student attempts twelve credit hours. Prior to registration for additional hours all admissions requirements must be completed. If the Special Credit Student is not working toward a degree or diploma, this classification can be retained in- definitely.

TESTING

Most applicants for technical and health-related programs are asked to take a multiple-aptitude test battery or a placement test.

Currently enrolled students who wish to take aptitude tests or interest tests may do so by contacting the Counselor.

After taking a test administered through the counselor's office, the ap- plicant is scheduled for a counseling session so that a valid interpretation of scores and performances on the test can be made. Test interpretation is oriented toward helping individuals realize their potential and make edv- cational plans in a realistic and objective manner.

Occupational considerations are usually given more importance when discussing scores. Developmental studies programs are available and per- sons needing this assistance will be referred to this program in the Learning Laboratory.

Special tests, such as interest inventories, reading tests, and others are available to individuals who wish to take them. There is no charge for these tests.

VETERAN'S EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Each incoming veteran is scheduled for a conference with the Veterans Coordinator who helps the vet learn more about the veteran's benefits and the purpose for which the benefits were designed. Upon selection of a program which suits the veteran’s educational goals, the Veterans Coordi- nator assists the veteran in completing the proper applications and securing

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the documents necessary for certification. The Veterans Coordinator also helps veterans with special problems, contacting the Winston-Salem Regional Veteran's Office on a regular basis. The Counselor’s Office may be able to help veterans who need an official counseling review before being permitted to change programs or educational goals.

The Student Services staff assists the veteran in making the transition from military life to school. Financial aid programs at STI may enable veterans to receive financial assistance if there are delays in receiving their educational benefits.

TRANSFER CREDIT

The Registrar will review applications for admission with advanced standing. When subject content and length of courses taken are com- parable to those in the curriculum applied for, credit may be allowed if a grade of C or higher was earned. Transfer credits will not influence the student's grade point average while attending Stanly Technical Institute.

READMISSION

All former students who left STI in good standing are encouraged to enroll for additional study. However, re-admission after withdrawal is not automatic. Students who have been out one term or longer should contact the Admissions Office so their files can be reactivated. If a conference with a counselor or an advisor is required, the student will be notified. Re- entering students who have attended other institutions since withdrawing from STI must have an official transcript sent to the Registrar’s Office at Stanly Tech from each institution attended.

Former students desiring to re-enter who were withdrawn for academic or disciplinary reasons must request admission through the Vice President for Student Services and Personnel prior to registration.

REGISTRATION

Applicants who have been accepted will be notified of the date for registration. At registration, students will be assigned class schedules, pay fees, and purchase books. Each student is expected to matriculate ac- cording to schedule. Returning students registering later than the time ap- pointed for registration must pay a late fee of $5.00.

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TUITION (For Curriculum Students)

Tuition and other charges are set by the North Carolina State Board of Education, and are subject to change. While it is the Board’s policy to keep all charges as low as possible, non-resident students are required under North Carolina law to pay a higher tuition rate than residents. The student is responsible for complying with regulations concerning declaration of residency.

For tuition purposes full time students are those students taking twelve or more credit hours per quarter or semester. There is no additional tuition charge for those hours beyond twelve. Part time students (less than twelve credit hours) are charged by the credit hour. The following tuition and fees are payable each term.

QUARTER SEMESTER Technical & General Education Vocational College Program Tuition full-time $ 39.00 $ 58.50 Tuition full-time $198.00 $297.00 (non-resident of NC) Tuition part-time So 3.25 $ 4.88 per qtr. hr. per sem. hr. Tuition part-time $ 16.50 $ 24.75 (non-resident of NC) per gtr. hr. per sem. hr. STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES

Students taking 12 credit hours or more are required to pay a student activity fee. The student activity fee supports cultural, recreational, in- tramural and Student Government activities. The amount of student fees payable is as follows:

QUARTER SEMESTER Technical & General Education Required Vocational College Program Full-time (12 or more $5.00 $10.00 credit hours) Optional Part-time (6 to 11 $3.00 $ 6.00 credit hours) Part-time (1 to 5 $2.00 $ 4.00

credit hours)

The maximum student activity fee charged per year is $20.00.

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

Some programs require additional materials, uniforms, equipment, in- surance, and supplies. Nursing students should anticipate purchasing

uniforms, shoes, and name tag (approximately $100 expenditure) prior to clinical practice beginning Winter Term.

Book costs vary according to the courses taken. Usually the first term the student is enrolled, the expense will range from $50 to $100 depending on the curriculum. Students will be able to use some books for more than one term.

LATE REGISTRATION FEE

A $5 late registration fee is charged to returning students who register atter the official registration date as designated each term.

RETURNED CHECKS

A fee of $5 will be charged to students for each check that is returned for ‘insufficient funds’.

REFUNDS

Tuition refunds for students shall not be made unless the student is, in the judgement of the institution, compelled to withdraw for unavoidable reasons. In such cases two-thirds (2/3) of the student’s tuition may be refunded if the student withdraws within ten (10) calendar days after the first day of classes as published in the school calendar. Tuition refunds will not be considered after that time. Tuition refunds will not be considered for tuition of five dollars ($5) or less, except if a course or curriculum fails to materialize; then all the student's tuition shall be refunded.

Where a student, having paid the required tuition and fees for a term, withdraws from the Institution before the end of the term and the reasons for the withdrawal are found excusable by the Institution’s administration, the student may be allowed credit for unrefunded tuition and fees if ap- plying for readmission during any of the next four quarters or two semesters. Written request for this arrangement must be made in the office of the Registrar.

Veterans or war orphans who receive financial aid under U. S. Code, Ti- tle 38, Chapters 32, 34 and 35, can be refunded the pro rata portion of the tuition fee not used at the time of withdrawal.

INSURANCE

All students in vocational or technical programs involving shop or lab work must buy accident insurance or sign a waiver indicating that they al- ready have adequate accident coverage. The accident policy the Institute offers students is through Pilot Life Insurance Company. A fee of $4.00 per year covers the insured person while enroute to or from campus, while in classes, and while on any school-sponsored trip. Any student, regardless of program, or any staff and faculty member may purchase this insurance coverage.

Liability insurance is required of all students in health-related programs for protection in the event of a liability claim of a personal or professional nature resulting from the performance of hospital duties. Premiums are payable at the time of registration for the term the student begins clinical practice. Coverage continues for any additional terms requiring the student to be in clinical practice to a maximum of twelve calendar months.

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FINANCIAL AID

The purpose in providing students with financial aid is to ensure that no student is denied the opportunity of attending or continuing at Stanly Technical Institute because of financial hardship. The tuition and fees at Stanly Technical Institute are low, but other related expenses and living ex- penses remain the same, a fact for which students must plan. Other related expenses include transportation to and from school, books, uniforms, lunches, personal expenses, and normal living expenses. Every student is encouraged to consider applying for financial aid when making plans to at- tend Stanly Technical Institute.

There are three basic types of financial aid available at Stanly Technical Institute: Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships), loans, and part-time employment (work-study). Grants and work-study are the most frequent types of aid awarded. Part-time employment opportunities are available in many areas, with the majority of jobs in either the Pre-School Day Care Center or clerical work. Students must submit proper applications for each

type of financial aid desired. Applications may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office.

Most student aid is based on financial need rather than academic record. However, once students are receiving financial aid they will be required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in their course work.

Determination of the student’s financial need is made by a standard method approved by the Federal Government. This standard method of determining how much a student needs assumes several things. First, parents are responsible for contributing a reasonable amount to their children’s education, depending on income, number of dependents, allowable expenses and indebtedness, and assets. Second, the students should contribute to their education as their resources will allow. Third, student financial aid funds are used only for filling the gap between how

much the student and parents are able to contribute and the actual ex- penses.

If a student meets the criteria for an independent student status, that student's financial need will be determined by calculating only how much the student and spouse should contribute toward education. However, parents are usually considered to have a responsibility in helping their children in school, even though the children may be employed and tem- porarily on their own. A claim of financial independence cannot be con- sidered if it constitutes an evasion of parental responsibility.

Stanly Technical Institute does not have the resources in student aid funds to provide all the expenses married students may incur while en- rolled. It is generally held that married students will have the normal ex- penses of family living regardless of whether they are in school or not. Nor- mally, Stanly Tech attempts to provide married students with assistance for only those expenses which are related directly to the pursuit of education.

Stanly Technical Institute also believes in the principle of self-help. Students are expected through their summer employment to save a portion

of their earnings for expenses. Most students’ needs, will usually be met by 50% or more self-help, and the rest gift aid or loans.

Grants and Scholarships available through the Financial Aid Office at Stanly Technical Institute include Basic Educational Opportunity Grants (BEOG), Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), and North Carolina Incentive Grants.

Loans available include the North Carolina Insured Student Loan Program, James E. and Mary Z. Bryan Foundation Loans, Veteran’s Edu- cational Loans, and the Stanly Technical Institute Emergency Loan Fund.

Part-time employment includes the College Work-Study Program (CWSP), Plan Assuring College Education in North Carolina (PACE-INC), Vocational Work-Study, and Veterans Work-Study.

For further information concerning financial assistance and applications to the various programs, contact the Financial Aid Office.

For information about financial assistance provided by other agencies, such as Social Services, the Social Security Administration, N. C. Vocational Rehabilitation, C.E.T.A., and others, contact the Counselor for referral.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Various scholarships are made available through industry, civic, and social clubs. Students interested in these funds should contact the Financial Aid Officer.

STUDENT RESIDENCE CLASSIFICATION

Under North Carolina law, a person may qualify as a resident for tuition purposes in North Carolina, thereby being eligible for a tuition rate lower than that for non-residents. In essence, the controlling North Carolina statue (G.S. 116-143.1) requires that ’’To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must have established legal residence (domicile) in North Caro- lina and maintained that legal residence for at least twelve (12) months immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for tuition pur- poses.’’ Ownership of property in or payment of taxes to the state of North Carolina does not automatically qualify one for the in-state tuition rate. Failure to provide requested information for residency classification can result in the student being classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes and disciplinary action. A student who believes that he or she has been erroneously classified shall be permitted to appeal the case in accordance with the procedure outlined by the State Residence Committee.

Regulations concerning the classification of students by residence for purposes of applicable tuition differentials are set forth in detail in A Manual To Assist The Public Higher Education Institutions Of North Carolina In The Matter Of Student Residence Classification For Tuition Purposes. A copy of the manual is available for student inspection in the Student Services Office.

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The following requirements are established as a minimum for the Asso- ciate in Applied Science Degree, the Associate in General Education Degree and the Diploma.

1. Complete all course requirements of the curriculum, earning at least a 2.0 grade point average in courses required for graduation.

2. Pay a graduation fee at the time of registration for the last quarter.

3. Earn at least one-fourth of the credits required for a degree from Stanly Technical Institute.

4. Fulfill all financial obligations to the Institute.

5. Be present for graduation exercises. Graduation exercises are held at the end of the summer term on the date published in the academic calendar. In cases of unavoidable circumstances exceptions to this re- quirement may be granted by the Vice President for Student Services and Personnel. During graduation exercises candidates must be dressed in proper academic attire, as determined by the President of the Institute.

GRADING SYSTEM

The following alphabetical system is used for reporting and recording all grades:

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B os ls ee 3 quality points per credit hour VS. ce te es 2 quality points per credit hour

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The minimum grade point average for graduation is 2.0 or a grade average of C.

Quality Point Averages are determined by dividing the total number of quality points by the number of credit hours attempted. If a course is repeated, the last grade will be used in computing the student’s hour- quality point ratio. A ratio of 2.0 indicates that the student has an average of C: above 2.0 indicates that an average above C; below 2.0 indicates that an average below C. Grades of I, P, S, Y, W and F yield no quality points.

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GRADE REPORTS AND TRANSCRIPTS

Shortly after the end of each term student grade reports are mailed to students.

Transcripts of the student’s record will be sent to other schools, prospec- tive employers or to the student if an official written request is made by the student to the Registrar’s office.

COURSE AUDITING

Students who wish to audit courses must register through normal chan- nels. Auditors receive no credit and are encouraged to attend class regularly and participate in class discussions. Auditors will be charged the same fees as students taking courses for credit.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

Applicants who have reason to believe they are proficient in a subject may request credit by examination. The examination may be written, oral, performance, or all of these, and may be scheduled at any time mutually convenient to the examining Program Head and the student. The acodemic standards for credit by examination will be commensurate with the academic standards for the course; the minimum test to be similar to that which is administered at the conclusion of regularly scheduled courses. Stu- dents failing such an examination may not request a second examination until evidence of further study in the subject concerned is presented. No credit by examination will be allowed if the student has previously taken the course for credit and is now attempting to raise the course grade. Decision of the examining instructor will be final.

Credits earned by examination will be entered on the student's per- manent record, but quality points will not be awarded for such credit.

Procedures for Credit by Examination are as follows:

A. Students are responsible for initiating a request to their instructor to take a proficiency exam in a specified course. B. The instructor evaluates the request to determine if: (1) Aneed for proficiency exam exists; (2) The student has demonstrated, or there is evidence, that the student possesses skill commensurate with the request.

C. Instructor initiates a request to the Director of Faculty for approval or disapproval of proficiency exam.

D. Student is notified as to approval or disapproval.

E. Approved proficiency exams are processed as follows:

(1) Students must pay for Proficiency Exams at the normal registration rate. The Registrar will initiate an appropriate registration bill and forward to the Business Office in cases where students are not en- rolled in the courses for which the exam is requested.

(2) Copies of payment of tuition will be forwarded to the Director of Faculty and then the testing instructor.

(3) The instructor, after verifying enrollment or payment, administers

is rab and returns the completed request form to the Director of aculty.

DROP/ADD AND WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE

A student may drop/add a course during the drop/add period published in the Academic Calendar. Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office. Courses dropped during the drop/add period will not be recorded on the students’ transcript. However, V.A. regulations require that all courses registered for by Veteran students be recorded on Veteran student transcripts.

Withdrawal

After the drop/add period students may withdraw from the Institute or a specific course without penalty through the last day to withdraw as published in the Academic Calendar. Students withdrawing by the last day will receive a grade of W (Withdrawn). The W grade will not be computed in the student's grade point average.

Students withdrawing after the last day to withdraw as published in the Academic Calendar will receive a grade as determined by the instructor at the time the student withdraws.

Students desiring to withdraw should consult with their instructor, ad- visor, and the counselor as many alternate learning opportunities are avail- able at Stanly Tech to assist students in reaching their goals.

COURSE SUBSTITUTION

Students may request to substitute a course required in their program of study based on particular occupational goals. Action upon such substitutions must be initiated by the student’s advisor/program head who in turn for- wards the request to the appropriate departmental chairperson and, ulti- mately, to the Director of Faculty. Consensus of these three Institutional of- ficials must be reached to finalize a course substitution. A maximum of five (5) courses may be credited for any student through the course substitution method.

REPEATING A COURSE

Students will be permitted to substitute the second grade made on any course in which they have previously made a grade below C. In computing the cumulative GPA for a student who has repeated a course, the hours and quality points earned the first time will be omitted from the computation and only the second earned grade, whether F or higher, will count. The first grade, F or higher, will still be recorded on the student's transcript.

Students will not be allowed to repeat for credit, a course in which they have made a grade of C or above.

DEAN'S LIST

Soon after the end of each term the Registrar publishes a Dean’s List in order to honor students who have earned outstanding scholastic records. To be named to the Dean’s List a student must take a minimum of 12 credit hours of work and earn at least a 3.50 average with no grade lower than C, nor an incomplete.

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ACADEMIC POLICIES

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SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY

All curriculum students must meet these minimum standards to be con- sidered progressing satisfactorily toward graduation.

Credit Hours Attempted GPA Diploma GPA Degree

1-30 1.60 1.50 31-46 12/2 1.65 47-62 1.90 ZS 63-78 2.00 1.85 79-94 [potde 75. 2.00

Definitions:

Credit Hours Attempted Total hours taken including courses with grades of F.

GPA Grade Point Average Determined by dividing total quality points earned by total hours attempted.

GPA Diploma Average for curriculums awarding diplomas. GPA Degrees Average for curriculums awarding Associate Degrees.

Any term the student's GPA falls below the recommended standing, the student will be placed on academic probation for the next term enrolled. The student is notified of academic probation on the grade report. The student then has the next term enrolled to achieve the GPA standing for credit hours attempted.

Failure to meet the minimum GPA during the probation term will result in the student being terminated for veteran’s benefits and other areas requiring evidence of satisfactory progress. A veteran student who is drop- ped or withdraws from all courses when taking two or more courses will be placed on academic probation the next term enrolled.

Upon referral to Student Services for counseling, students making un- satisfactory progress may be provided other learning options or continue in a limited number of classes.

ACADEMIC PROBATION PROCEDURES

This first term the student is on academic probation, the student must earn the Grade Point Average (GPA) standard for total credit hours at- tempted. Failure to do so will result in the student being limited to no more than two courses or a maximum of eight credit hours during the next period of enrollment. Each term the student remains on academic probation, the student must earn better than a ‘’C’’ average until the GPA standard is met. Failure to earn this average will result in academic suspension for a period of at least one term. Upon re-establishing the GPA standing for credit hours attempted, the student will be removed from academic probation. The Grade Point Average will be recomputed each term and the student will be notified of the exact grade points needed. If a student is on academic

probation and withdraws after payment of fees for the term, that term will be counted as one of academic probation.

Example: At the end of the spring quarter, a student is placed on academic probation because the student has not earn- ed the necessary Grade Point Average. Summer quar- ter, the student enrolls and withdraws after payment of fees, fall quarter this student is limited to no more than two courses or a maximum of eight hours since this is considered as the second term of academic probation.

REINSTATEMENT FROM ACADEMIC SUSPENSION

The student must request in writing to the Vice President for Student Ser- vices and Personnel consideration for reinstatement after having been on suspension for a minimum of one term. The term following reinstatement, the student must enroll full time in a program of study and must earn a minimum of a 2.00 grade point average on that term’s work. Failure to do this will result in suspension for a period of one year.

If after reinstatement to a program a determination is made through counseling with the student that a change of program would be to the best interest of the student, a recommendation will be made to the Vice President for Student Services and Personnel that the student be permitted to complete a Request for Change of Program.

PROGRAM CHANGES

Students wishing to enroll in a curriculum program other than the one in which they are currently enrolled are encouraged to discuss their ob- jectives with a counselor in Student Services. A change of program form must be completed by each student and returned to Student Services.

Credits in the previous program(s) which can be applied to the new program will be carried forward including the quality points earned on the courses.

CLASS ATTENDANCE

Each student is expected to attend all classes for which registered. Ab- sences do not relieve the student’s responsibility of meeting the requirements of the class. Any student missing two consecutive weeks without contact or permission of the instructor will be withdrawn. Im- mediately following the first week of loss of contact with a student, the in- structor will determine the student's intent to continue or refer the student's name to Student Services for assistance in making this determination.

After loss of contact with the student, the instructor will withdraw the