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    Terra State Community College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Transfer Program Information



Statewide Transfer Policy

Institutional Transfer

The Ohio Board of Regents in 1990, following a directive of the 119th Ohio General Assembly, developed the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy to facilitate students’ ability to transfer credits from one Ohio public college or university to another in order to avoid duplication of course requirements. A subsequent policy review and recommendations produced by the Articulation and Transfer Advisory Council in 2004, together with mandates from the 125th Ohio General Assembly in the form of Amended Substitute House Bill 95, have prompted improvements of the original policy. While all state-assisted colleges and universities are required to follow the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy, independent colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not participate in the transfer policy. Therefore, students interested in transferring to independent institutions are encouraged to check with the college or university of their choice regarding transfer agreements. In support of improved articulation and transfer processes, the Ohio Board of Regents will establish a transfer clearinghouse to receive, annotate, and convey transcripts among state-assisted colleges and universities. This system is designed to provide standardized information and help colleges and universities reduce undesirable variability in the transfer credit evaluation process.

Transfer Module

The Ohio Board of Regents’ Transfer and Articulation Policy established the Transfer Module, which is a subset or entire set of a college or university’s general education curriculum in A.A., A.S. and baccalaureate degree programs. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond the degree program to complete the entire transfer module. The Transfer Module contains 54-60 quarter hours or 36-40 semester hours of course credit in English composition (minimum 5-6 quarter hours or 3 semester hours); mathematics, statistics and formal/symbolic logic (minimum of 3 quarter hours or 3 semester hours); arts/humanities (minimum 9 quarter hours or 6 semester hours); social and behavioral sciences (minimum of 9 quarter hours or 6 semester hours). Oral communication and interdisciplinary areas may be included as additional options. Additional elective hours from among these areas make up the total hours for a completed Transfer Module. Courses for the Transfer Module should be 100- and 200-level general education courses commonly completed in the first two years of a student’s course of study. Each state-assisted university, technical and community college is required to establish and maintain an approved Transfer Module.

Transfer Module course(s) or the full module completed at one college or university will automatically meet the requirements of individual Transfer Module course(s) or the full Transfer Module at another college or university once the student is admitted. Students may be required, however, to meet additional general education requirements at the institution to which they transfer. For example, a student who completes the Transfer Module at Institution S (sending institution) and then transfers to Institution R (receiving institution) is said to have completed the Transfer Module portion of Institution R’s general education program. Institution R, however, may have general education courses that go beyond its Transfer Module. State policy initially required that all courses in the Transfer Module be completed to receive its benefit in transfer. However, subsequent policy revisions have extended this benefit to the completion of individual Transfer Module courses on a course-by-course basis.

Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs)

Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) comprise Transfer Module courses and additional courses required for an academic major. A TAG is an advising tool to assist Ohio university and community and technical college students planning specific majors to make course selections that will ensure comparable, compatible, and equivalent learning experiences across the state’s higher-education system. A number of area-specific TAG pathways in the arts, humanities, business, communication, education, health, mathematics, science, engineering, engineering technologies, and the social sciences have been developed by faculty teams.

TAGs empower students to make informed course selection decisions and plans for their future transfer. Advisors at the institution to which a student wishes to transfer should also be consulted during the transfer process. Students may elect to complete the full TAG or any subset of courses from the TAG. Because of specific major requirements, early identification of a student’s intended major is encouraged.

Shown below are the approved Transfer Assurance Guide courses currently existing in the semester system. Please see the online information at www.terra.edu for prior course TAG approvals (including quarter courses), as well as the most up-to-date information concerning Terra State’s approved Transfer Module and Transfer Assurance Guides. Information may also be obtained through the Coordinator of Transfer and Articulation Services.

Shown below are the currently approved Transfer Assurance Guide semester courses. Please see the online information at www.terra.edu for prior course TAG approvals. Information may also be obtained from your advisor.

Approved Transfer Assurance Guide Courses

Course# Title Credit Hrs. OAN*
ACC1100 Financial Accounting 4 OBU001
ACC1200 Managerial Accounting 4 OBU002
ADT1120 Construction Methods and Materials 3 OET016
ART1010 Art History: Prehistory to Gothic 3 OAH005 (w/ART1030)
ART1020 Fine Arts Drawing I 3 OAH001
ART1030 Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century 3 OAH005 (w/ART1010)
ART1050 Art Appreciation 3  
ART1110 2-D Foundations 3 OAH003
ART1120 3-D Foundations 3 OAH004
ART2010 Fine Arts Drawing II 3 OAH051
ART2200 Sculpture 4 OAH047
BIO2010 Biology I 4 OSC003 (w/BIO2015) or OCS024 (w/BIO2015, BIO2020, BIO2025)
BIO2015 Biology Lab I 1 OSC003 (w/BIO2010) or OSC024 (w/BIO2010, BIO2020, BIO2025)
BIO2020 Biology II 4 OSC004 (w/BIO2025) or OSC024 (w/BIO2010, BIO2015, BIO2025)
BIO2025 Biology Lab II 1 OSC004 (w/BIO2020) or OSC024 (w/BIO2010, BIO2015, BIO2020)
BIO2100 Nutrition 3 OHL016

CAD1110

or

CAD1320

CAD I

or

CAD II

3 OET0129(either can be awarded for incoming OET 0129 credit)
CHM1610 General Chemistry I 4 OSC008 (w/CHM1615) or OSC023 (w/CHM1615, CHM1620, CHM1625)
CHM1615 General Chemistry Lab I 1 OSC008 (w/CHM1610) or OSC023 (w/CHM1610, CHM1620, CHM1625)
CHM1620 General Chemistry II 4 OSC009 (w/CHM1625) or OSC023 (w/CHM1610, CHM1615, CHM1625)
CHM1625 General Chemistry Lab II 1 OSC009 (w/CHM1620) or OSC023 (w/CHM1610, CHM1615, CHM1620)
DLS1090 Digital Literacy and Applications 3 OBU003
DMT1040 Digital Photography 3 OAH002
ECE1100 Introductory Child Development 3 OED005
ECE2030 Families, Communities, and Schools 3 OED006
ECO2010 Macroeconomics 3 OSS005
ECO2020 Microeconomics 3 OSS004
EDU1010 Educational Technology 3 OED002
EDU1020 Introduction to Education 3 OED007
EDU1100 Educational Psychology 3 OED003
EDU1320 Children with Exceptionalities 3 OED004
EET1700 DC Circuits 3 OET001
EET2730 Digital Circuits 4 OET002
EET2740 Microprocessors 4 OET004
ENG2650 British Literature II 3 OAH056
ENG2670 American Literature I 3 OAH053
ENG2680 American Literature II 3 OAH054
ENG2650 British Literature II 3 OAH056
ENG1900 Technical Writing for Business and Industry 3 OBU005
ENG2640 British Literature I 3 OAH055
GEO1110 World Regional Geography 3 OSS008
GEO1200 Physical Geography 3 OSS006
HIS1010 Western Civilization I 3 OHS041 or OHS009 (w/HIS1020)
HIS1020 Western Civilization II 3 OHS042 or OHS009 (w/HIS1010)
HIS1050 American History I 3 OHS043 or OHS010 (w/HIS1060)
HIS1060 American History II 3 OHS044 or OHS010 (w/HIS1050)
HIT1430 Pathophysiology 3 OHL019
HIT2540 Health Record Law 2 OHL021
HIT2650 Medical Reimbursement 3 OHL022
LAW2420 Business Law 3 OBU004
LEN1100 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 OSS031
LEN1400 Policing 3 OSS032
LEN2200 Corrections 3 OSS033
LEN2400 Criminology 3 OSS034
MED2400 Medical Terminology 3 OHL020
MET2110 Statics 3 OET007
MET2150 Strength of Materials 3 OET008
MFG1080 Materials 3 OET013
MRT1010 Marketing 3 OBU006
MTH2610 Linear Algebra 3 OMT008
MTH2630 Differential Equations 3 OMT009
MTH2530 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 4 OMT007
MUS1210 Music Theory I 3 OAH052 (w/MUS1220, MUS1240, MUS1250, MUS2210, MUS2220, MUS2240, MUS2250)
MUS1220 Music Theory II 3 OAH052 (w/MUS1210, MUS1240, MUS1250, MUS2210, MUS2220, MUS2240, MUS2250)
MUS1240 Aural Skills I 1 OAH052 (w/MUS1210, MUS1220, MUS1250, MUS2210, MUS2220, MUS2240, MUS2250)
MUS1250 Aural Skills II 1 OAH052 (w/MUS1210, MUS1220, MUS1240, MUS2210, MUS2220, MUS2240, MUS2250)
MUS1300 Choral Society 1 OAH022
MUS1330 Brass Choir 1 OAH022
MUS1380 Arts Chorale 1 OAH022
MUS1410 Class Piano I 1 OAH019 (w/MUS1420)
MUS1420 Class Piano II 1 OAH019 (w/MUS1410)
MUS17XX Applied Music 2 OAH020 (Please see instructor for approved courses.)
MUS2210 Music Theory III 3 OAH052 (w/MUS1210, MUS1220, MUS1240, MUS1250, MUS2220, MUS2240, MUS2250)
MUS2220 Music Theory IV 3 OAH052 (w/MUS1210, MUS1220, MUS1240, MUS1250, MUS2210, MUS2240, MUS2250)
MUS27XX Applied Music 2 OAH020 (Please see instructor for approved courses.)
PHY1310 General Physics I 4 OSC014 (w/PHY1315) or OSC021 (w/PHY1315, PHY1320, PHY1325)
PHY1315 General Physics Lab I 1 OSC014 (w/PHY1310) or OSC021(w/PHY1310, PHY1320, PHY1325)
PHY1320 General Physics II 4 OSC015 (w/PHY1325) or OSC021 (w/PHY1310, PHY1315, PHY1325)
PHY1325 General Physics Lab II 1 OSC015 (w/PHY1320) or OSC021 (w/PHY1310, PHY1315, PHY1320)
PHY2330 Engineering Physics I 4 OSC016 (w/PHY2335) or OSC022 (w/PHY2335, PHY2340, PHY2345)
PHY2335 Engineering Physics Lab I 1 OSC016 (w/PHY2330) or OSC022 (w/PHY2330, PHY2340, PHY2345)
PHY2340 Engineering Physics II 4 OSC017 (w/PHY2345) or OSC022 (w/PHY2330, PHY2335, PHY2345)
PHY2345 Engineering Physics Lab II 1 OSC017 (w/PHY2340) or OSC022 (w/PHY2330, PHY2335, PHY2340)
PLS1000 American Government 3 OSS011
PLS1100 State and Local Government 3 OSS014
PSY1400 Psychology of Personality Theories 3 OSS018
PSY1210 General Psychology 3 OSS015
PSY1360 Life Span Development 3 OSS048
PSY2030 Social Psychology 3 OSS016
PSY2210 Abnormal Psychology 3 OSS017
PSY2410 Adolescent Psychology 3 OSS046
SOC2010 Fundamentals of Sociology 3 OSS021
SOC2500 Cultural Anthropology 3 OSS001
SPE2010 Effective Speaking 3 OCM004
SPE2200 Interpersonal Communication 3 OCM002
SWK1010 Intro to Social Work 3 OSS029
SWK1030 Intro to Social Welfare 3 OSS030

 * Ohio Articulated Number

Conditions for Transfer Admission

  1. Ohio residents with associate degrees from state-assisted institutions and a completed, approved Transfer Module shall be admitted to any state institution of higher education in Ohio, provided their cumulative grade point average is at least 2.0 for all previous college-level courses. Further, these students shall have admission priority over out-of state associate degree graduates and transfer students.
  2. When students have earned associate degrees but have not completed a Transfer Module, they will be eligible for preferential consideration for admission as transfer students if they have grade point averages of at least a 2.0 for all previous college-level courses.
  3. In order to encourage completion of the baccalaureate degree, students who are not enrolled in an A.A. or A.S. degree program but have earned 60 semester or 90 quarter hours or more of credit toward a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least a 2.0 for all previous college-level courses will be eligible for preferential consideration for admission as transfer students.
  4. Students who have not earned an A.A. or A.S. degree or who have not earned 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of credit with a grade point average of at least a 2.0 for all previous college-level courses are eligible for admission as transfer students on a competitive basis.
  5. Incoming transfer students admitted to a college or university shall compete for admission to selective programs, majors, and units on an equal basis with students native to the receiving institution.

Admission to a given institution, however, does not guarantee that a transfer student will be automatically admitted to all majors, minors, or fields of concentration at the institution. Once admitted, transfer students shall be subject to the same regulations governing applicability of catalog requirements as native students. Furthermore, transfer students shall be accorded the same class standing and other privileges as native students on the basis of the number of credits earned. All residency requirements must be completed at the receiving institution.

Acceptance of Transfer Credit

To recognize courses appropriately and provide equity in the treatment of incoming transfer students and students native to the receiving institution, transfer credit will be accepted for all successfully completed college-level courses completed in and after fall 2005 from Ohio state-assisted institutions of higher education. Students who successfully completed A.A. or A.S. degrees prior to fall 2005 with a 2.0 or better overall grade point average would also receive credit for all college-level course they have passed. (see Ohio Articulation And Transfer Policy, Definition of Passing Grade and Appendix D) While this reflects the baseline policy requirement, individual institutions may set equitable institutional policies that are more accepting.

Pass/fail courses, credit by examination courses, experiential learning courses, and other nontraditional credit courses that meet these conditions will also be accepted and posted to the student record.

Responsibilities of Students

In order to facilitate transfer with maximum applicability of transfer credit, prospective transfer students should plan a course of study that will meet the requirements of a degree program at the receiving institution. Students should use the Transfer Module, Transfer Assurance Guides, and Course Applicability System for guidance in planning the transfer process. Specifically, students should identify early in their collegiate studies an institution and major to which they desire to transfer. Furthermore, students should determine if there are language requirements or any special course requirements that can be met during the freshman or sophomore year. This will enable students to plan and pursue a course of study that will articulate with the receiving institution’s major. Students are encouraged to seek further information regarding transfer from both their advisor and the college or university to which they plan to transfer.

Appeals Process

Following the evaluation of a student transcript from another institution, the receiving institution shall provide the student with a statement of transfer credit applicability. At the same time, the institution must inform the student of the institution’s appeals process. The process should be multi-level and responses should be issued within 30 days of the receipt of the appeal.

Transfer Module

Shown below is the Transfer Module as it exists in the semester system. Prior to Fall 2006, Terra State’s approved Transfer Module included courses in the quarter system. Please contact the Registrar for courses in the approved quarter format, as well as the most up-to-date information concerning Terra State’s approved Transfer Module and Transfer Assurance Guides.

  

  

  

  

  

* Required Courses

** Lecture only classes

A total Transfer Module of 36-40 semester hours must be taken from courses listed above.

Career Technical Credit Transfer (CTAGS)

According to section 3333.162 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education is required to develop policies and procedures ensuring that students at an adult career-technical education institution or secondary career-technical education institution can transfer agreed-upon technical courses completed there (that adhere to recognized industry standards) to any state institution of higher education without unnecessary duplication or institutional barriers. These courses are part of the Career Technical Credit Transfer, hence called CTAGS. CTAGS are available within the following technologies: Automotive; Basic Police Officer; Culinary and Food Service Management; Education; Electrical Engineering Technology; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Emergency Medical Technician; Fire Fighter; Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration; Nursing; Medical Assisting; and Information Technology Networking and Information Support and Services.

Approved CTAGS:

Course# Title Credit Hrs. CTAN#
BIO1070 Environmental Science I 3 CTNRM001
CAD1110 CAD I 3 CTMET005
CIT1210 Visual Programming 4 CTIT012
CIT1241 Microcomputers 3 CTIT004
CIT2640 Server Management 3 CTIT013
NUR1050 Nursing Pharmacology 2 CTADNUR002
NUR1111 Nursing Theory & Process 1 CTADNUR002
NUR1112 Fundamentals of Nursing 2 CTADNUR002
NUR1140 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 2 CTADNUR002
EET1700 DC Circuits 3 CTEET001
EET2730 Digital Circuits 4 CTEET002
LAC2030 Basic Law Academy I 14 CTBPO
LAC2040 Basic Law Academy II 7 CTBPO

Articulation and Transfer Agreements

In addition to the Statewide Transfer Module, Terra State has entered into formal transfer agreements which include Bachelor’s Completion Programs, with a number of colleges and universities, including: Ashland University, Bluffton University, Bowling Green State University, Chamberlain University, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Desales University, Franklin University, Heidelberg University, Herzing University, Lourdes University, Mercy College of Ohio, Miami University, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio University, Salem University, and Tiffin University.  Also, as an OACC member, Terra State is partnered with Western Governors University to offer several transfer options.

Other agreements are currently being developed. For more information, students may contact an advisor.

Advanced Placement Articulation

Several career center districts have entered into formal advanced placement agreements with Terra State. These programs provide the opportunity for graduates of designated vocational programs to receive credit for equivalent college courses. Agreements are in place with EHOVE, Sandusky High School, PENTA, Pioneer, Tri-Rivers, and Vanguard-Sentinel. For more information, students should contact Student Support Services or the appropriate academic division.

Also see http://www.terra.edu/Academics/TechPrep.html.

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts is a transfer degree that fulfills the requirements for completion of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree at most four-year colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to discuss their transfer intentions with an advisor early in their Terra State experience to assure that the correct courses are selected to meet the specific requirements of the receiving college or university. The Associate of Arts degree is appropriate for students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts or related program. These include English, foreign language, social and behavioral sciences, K-12 education and fine arts.

The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 60 semester credit hours and a maximum of 65 semester credit hours for graduation. These hours are composed of general education courses, specific Terra State degree requirements, and Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses. The general education courses, consisting of courses in the state-wide approved Transfer Module, are in the areas of English composition/oral communications, arts and humanities, mathematics, natural and physical sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences. Since many bachelor degrees include a foreign language component, up to 16 semester credit hours in a specific foreign language may be included within the degree.

Electives consist of approved Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses (refer to list); as well, appropriate Transfer Module courses may be used to complete the elective hours. Please see an advisor to discuss an appropriate pathway and determine the most appropriate electives to consider. Visit online at www.terra.edu or contact the Registrar’s office for the most up-to-date information concerning Terra State’s approved Transfer Module and Transfer Assurance Guide courses.

More information on the Associate of Arts program may be obtained by contacting an advisor and reviewing the Terra State web site.

Associate of Science Transfer Degree

The Associate of Science is a transfer degree that fulfills the requirements for completion of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree at most four-year colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to discuss their transfer intentions with an advisor early in their Terra State experience to assure that the correct courses are selected to meet the specific requirements of the receiving college or university. The Associate of Science degree is appropriate for students who plan to transfer to Bachelor of Science or related program. These include engineering, business, mathematics, natural sciences, pre-allied health, and technology.

The Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 60 semester credit hours and a maximum of 65 semester credit hours for graduation. These hours are composed of general education courses, specific Terra State degree requirements, and Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses. The general education courses, consisting of courses in the state-wide approved Transfer Module, are in the areas of English composition/oral communications, arts and humanities, mathematics, natural and physical sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences. Since many bachelor degrees include a foreign language component, up to 16 semester credit hours in a specific foreign language may be included within the degree.

Electives consist of approved Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses (refer to list); as well, appropriate Transfer Module courses may be used to complete the elective hours. Please see an advisor to discuss an appropriate pathway and determine the most appropriate electives to consider. Visit online at www.terra.edu or contact the Registrar’s office for the most up-to-date information concerning Terra State’s approved Transfer Module and Transfer Assurance Guide courses.

More information on the Associate of Science programs may be obtained by contacting an advisor and reviewing the Terra State web site.

STEMM Pathway Programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are the content areas to boost the state economy and regional progress. Some define STEMM as the study of the natural sciences, modern technology (especially electronic), engineering, mathematics, and medical sciences. STEMM is an amalgamation of very complex and intertwined scientific disciplines.

STEMM is not a content area in and of itself. The STEMM initiative began to address the perceived lack of qualified candidates for high-tech jobs. It also addresses concern that the subjects are often taught in isolation, instead of as an integrated curriculum. Competency in STEMM fields is necessary, but alone not sufficient to sustain and grow the economy. Polls show that the general public and policymakers, business leaders, and other opinion leaders have different ideas when it comes to addressing American competitiveness and STEMM education.

An exhaustive list of STEMM disciplines does not exist, but the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lists disciplines including Physics, Actuarial Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Robotics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Physics, Mathematical Biology, Operations Research, Neurobiology, Biomechanics, Bioinformatics, Acoustical Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, and Atmospheric Sciences. Medicine (including Health Care) is often added to the list of STEM initiatives.

Terra State offers students an opportunity to begin work on a STEMM degree. Various majors are marked in the catalog as a STEMM major. Rather than specific content competency in STEMM fields, what seems to count for those who actually employ graduates is professionalism-work ethic, teamwork-collaboration, oral and written communications and critical thinking-problem solving. Terra State’s STEMM curricula contribute to the education of a well-rounded individual who possesses these attributes.

Below are the degree and certificate areas, available at Terra State, that fall within the STEMM disciplines. All corresponding program sections, as well as the Program Listing , are indicated with the STEMM pathway icon for convenient identification.

Transfer and Applied Degree Programs within the STEMM disciplines:

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE
General AS Transfer Degree

COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Computer Information Systems
Systems and Networking Support

ELECTRICITY
Electricity/Power and Controls

HEALTH
Health Care Administration
Health Information Technology

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
Manufacturing Technology Major
Mechanical Engineering Technology

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Mechanical Engineering Technology Transfer

MEDICAL ASSISTING

NUCLEAR POWER TECHNOLOGY

NURSING
RN
LPN to RN

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

ROBOTICS

Certificate Programs within the STEMM disciplines:

ALLIED HEALTH
Medical Coding
Medical Scribe
Phlebotomy

COMPUTER SYSTEMS
PC Technician
Networking Technician

ELECTRICITY
Introductory Electrical
Power and Controls
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
CAD
CAD/CAM
Industrial Maintenance

Manufacturing Foundation
Precision Machining/CNC

PLASTICS
Color for Processors

ROBOTICS/INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
Robotics/Integrated Manufacturing