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Contents
Emergency Administration and Management
Early Childhood Education
Industrial Electronic Technology
Industrial Plant Maintenance
Industrial Systems
Index



School of Community Education and Professional Development


The School of Community Education and Professional Development offers programs of study leading to baccalaureate and associate degrees and certificates of proficiency as listed below:

Dr. Mary Ann Rollans, Dean
Dean Hall, Room 110
Telephone: (501) 968-0318
E-Mail: Maryann.Rollans@mail.atu.edu
Fax: (501) 968-0205

Bachelor of Science
  1. Emergency Administration and Management

Associate of Science
  1. Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science
  1. Industrial Electronic Technology
  2. Industrial Plant Maintenance
  3. Industrial Systems

Certificate of Proficiency
  1. Industrial Electronic Technology
  2. Industrial Plant Maintenance

Emergency Administration and Management

The bachelor of science degree in emergency administration and management was developed with the cooperation and support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program is designed to educate students and inservice emergency management providers about the human and physical consequences of natural and technological disasters and how to mitigate them. The program addresses competencies required of emergency management professionals in careers in federal, state, or local government, with specific emphasis on emergency response agencies, i.e., fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, offices of emergency services, and specific agencies such as the Red Cross and other groups providing on-site emergency response and support. The degree is also designed for aspiring emergency professionals seeking a broad-based education in the procedures for coping with emergencies and major disasters.

Emphasis in this program will be placed on the awarding of credit for completed training, and/or certification based on knowledge, skills, and abilities. Up to 15 hours of credit may be awarded upon presentation of approved documentation. Equivalencies will be determined by the head of the department based on recommendations provided by the Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction Program of the American Council on Education and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), formerly known as the National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management (NCCEM), and FEMA's training arm, the Emergency Management Institute.

The curriculum provides a broad interdisciplinary program of study to support the technical specialty courses with two options available. The sociology option is designed for those individuals who want to work with the psychological and human elements of disaster and mitigation; whereas, those individuals who want to be involved in the front-line intervention and prevention of disasters should consider the environmental option. All majors will be required to complete 15 hours of administrative/management courses.

Curriculum in Emergency Administration and Management
Freshman YearHours
English Composition (ENGL 1013, 1023)16
Social Sciences16
Biological Sciences14
Technical Specialty Course26
Mathematics (MATH 1113 or 1103)13
Physical Science14
Administrative43
Total32
 
Sophomore YearHours
Social Sciences16
Fine Arts/Humanities16
Physical Education12
Technical Specialty Course23
Option39
Administrative43
Electives3
Total32
 
Junior YearHours
Technical Specialty Course29
Option39
Administrative46
Electives6
Total30
 
Senior YearHours
Technical Specialty Course23
Option33
Administrative43
Internship56
Externship615
Total30

Notes:
1See General Education requirements.
2With advisor recommendation.
3See selected courses available in Sociology or Environmental Option.
4See selected courses available in Professional/Administrative Core.
5Arranged through advisor.
6Equivalency credit awarded with appropriate documentation; otherwise coursework must be selected from the Technical Specialty or interdisciplinary core areas.



Emergency Administration and Management
Technical Specialty Courses
1

The student will select with the advisor's recommendation 21 hours of credit from the following technical specialty courses. EAM 1003, EAM 1013, and EAM 4033 are required courses for all students. EAM 4106 and EAM 4201-15 are required for all students, and are in addition to the 21 hours of credit required.

  1. EAM 1003 Living in a Hazardous Environment
  2. EAM 1013 Aim and Scope of Emergency Management
  3. EAM 1023 Disaster Planning
  4. EAM 2023 Disaster Response Operations and Management
  5. EAM 2033 Citizen/Community Disaster Preparedness
  6. EAM 2043 The Economics of Hazards and Disaster
  7. EAM 3003 Developing Emergency Management Skills
  8. EAM 3013 Public Administration/Policy and Emergency Management
  9. EAM 3033 The Social Dimensions of Disaster
  10. EAM 3043 The Politics of Disaster
  11. EAM 4003 Disaster Relief and Recovery
  12. EAM 4013 Business/Industry Crisis Management
  13. EAM 4023 Information Technology and Emergency Management
  14. EAM 4033 Emergency Management Research Methods/Analysis
  15. EAM 4043 Disaster and Emergency Management Ethics
  16. EAM 4053 Community Management of Hazardous Materials
  17. EAM 4106 Internship
  18. EAM 4201-15 Externship
  19. EAM 4991-3 Special Problems and Topics
Note:
1With advisor recommendation.



Emergency Administration and Management
Interdisciplinary Core Sociology Option
1

The student will select with the advisor's recommendation 21 hours of credit from the following courses which are currently offered within each departmental area.

  1. SOC 2053 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    or BUAD 2053 Business Statistics
    or MATH 2163Introduction to Statistical Methods
  2. SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology
  3. SOC 2063 Communities & Social Organizations
  4. SOC 3163 Introduction to Social Research
  5. SOC 4063 Social Stratification
  6. PSY 2003 General Psychology
  7. PSY 2023 Consumer Psychology
  8. PSY 2033 Psychology of Adjustment
  9. PSY 3003 Abnormal Psychology
  10. PSY 3043 Environmental Psychology
  11. PSY 3093 Industrial Psychology
  12. PSY 3153 Theories of Personality
  13. PSY 4003 Psychology of Death & Dying
  14. PSY 4043 Social Psychology
  15. CJ 2003 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  16. CJ 2013 Introduction to Security
  17. CJ (POLS) 3023 Judicial Process
  18. CJ (PSY) 3033 The Criminal Mind
  19. CJ 3073 Police Administration
  20. CJ 3153 Prison & Corrections
  21. CJ 3206 The Law in Action
  22. CJ 4023 Law & the Legal System
  23. CJ 4053 Criminal Law & the Constitution
  24. POLS 2013 Introduction to Political Science
  25. POLS 3033 American State & Local Government
  26. POLS 3053 Introduction to Public Administration
  27. POLS 3093 American Municipal Government
  28. POLS 3403 Comparative Government
  29. POLS 3413 International Relations
  30. POLS 3473 National Security Policy
  31. POLS 4103 Environmental Politics
  32. GEOG 4833 Geographic Information Systems
    or FW 4034 GIS in Natural Resources
Note:
1See selected courses available in Sociology or Environmental Option.



Emergency Administration and Management
Interdisciplinary Core Environmental Option
1

The student will select with the advisor's recommendation 21 hours of credit from the following courses which are currently offered within each departmental area.

  1. RP 1002 Wilderness Experience & Backpacking
  2. RP 1992 Basic Forest Fighting
  3. RP 2992 Wildland Fire Suppression-Water Use
  4. RP 3993 Advanced Fire Fighting
  5. PHYS 3033 Radiation Health Physics
  6. ENGR 3512 Radiation Detection Laboratory
  7. Chemistry (Any level)
  8. HA 1013 Restaurant Orientation/Sanitation
  9. MATH 2163 Introduction to Statistical Methods
    or BUAD 2053 Business Statistics
    or SOC 2053 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  10. HLED 3203 Consumer Health Programs
  11. GEOG 2033 Physical Geography
  12. GEOG 4023 Economic Geography
  13. GEOG 4833 Geographic Information Systems
    or FW 4034 GIS in Natural Resources
  14. GEOL 3153 Environmental Geology
  15. PE 2513 First Aid
Note:
1See selected courses available in Sociology or Environmental Option.



Emergency Administration and Management
Required Administrative/Professional Core
1

The student will select with the advisor's recommendation 15 hours of credit from the following courses which are currently offered within each departmental area.

  1. ACCT 2003 Accounting Principles I
  2. ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles II
  3. ACCT 4093 Governmental Accounting
  4. BUAD 1003 Introduction to Business Systems
  5. BUAD 2003 Business Information Systems
  6. BUAD 2033 Legal Environment of Business
  7. BUAD 2043 Principles of Word Processing
  8. BUAD 2053 Business Statistics
  9. BUAD 3023 Business Communications
  10. COMS 1003 Intro to Computer Based Systems
  11. COMS 2003 Microcomputer Applications
  12. ECON 2003 Principles of Economics I
  13. ECON 2013 Principles of Economics II
  14. ECON 4033 Current Economic Problems
  15. ECON 4093 International Economics & Finance
  16. FIN 4043 Principles of Risk & Insurance
  17. JOUR 2133 Intro to Mass Communication
  18. JOUR 3173 Public Relations Principles
  19. JOUR 4123 Laws of Communication
  20. ENGL 2053 Technical Communication
  21. MGMT 2013 Introduction to Management
  22. MGMT 3003 Management & Org Behavior
  23. MGMT 4023 Personnel/Human Res Mgmt
  24. MGMT 4093 Human Behavior in Organizations
  25. SPH 1003 Intro to Speech-Communication
  26. SPH 2003 Public Speaking
  27. SPH 2173 Business & Professional Speaking
  28. SPH 3003 Interpersonal Communication
  29. SPH 3033 Interviewing Principles & Practices
  30. SPH 3053 Persuasion
  31. SPH 3073 Group Discussion
  32. SPH 3223 Nonverbal Communication
Note:
1See selected courses available in Professional/Administrative Core.



Early Childhood Education
Associate Degree

The Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education is structured to provide a seamless acquisition of academic requirements for various career levels in occupations related to child care and early childhood education in the public and private sectors. The early childhood education courses provide the academic requirements for meeting assessment guidelines for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. The general education courses meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Freshman Year
First SemesterHours
English Composition I (ENGL 1013)13
College Algebra (MATH 1113)
or Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)
3
Introduction to Biological Science (BIOL 1014)4
Introductory Sociology (SOC 1003)3
Foundations and Theories in Early Childhood Education (ECE 2312)2
Basic Child Growth and Development I (ECE 2112)2
Total17
 
Second Semester
English Composition II (ENGL 1023)13
Introduction to Physical Science3
Physical Science Laboratory (PHSC 1021)1
First Aid (PE 2513)3
Physical Wellness and Fitness (WS 1002)22
Basic Child Growth and Development II (ECE 2212)2
Regional Geography of the World (GEOG 2013)3
Total17
 
Sophomore Year
First Semester
Experiencing Art (ART 2123)3
US History (HIST 2003 or HIST 2013)3
Humanities (ENGL 2003 or ENGL 2013 or PHIL 2003)3
Curriculum for Early Childhood Education (ECE 2513)3
Methods and Materials Using Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children (ECE 2613)3
Total15
 
Second Semester
American Government (POLS 2003)3
Practicum in Early Childhood Education (ECE 2991-9)39
Total12

Notes:
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements.
2Satisfies physical education activity credit.
3Enrollment must be approved by advisor. See course description.


Industrial Electronic Technology
Associate of Applied Science

The Industrial Electronic Technology program leads to the Associate of Applied Science degree. This program is designed to prepare students for jobs in the use and maintenance of common electrical and electronic devices and instruments. This career program provides the student with the technological training necessary to work as an electronics technician or engineering aide. The electronics concentration includes practical experience in electronics troubleshooting with the necessary theory of electronic circuits.

Courses in general electronics are combined with general education courses to provide firm foundation in a basic electronics, math, and writing skills. Electronic theory is supported with relevant laboratory experiences. Upon advisor approval, documented competencies acquired through training, certification, or licensure may be substituted as equivalencies for related technical courses. The majority of the technical courses are offered on a flexible schedule at off-site industrial locations.

To be admitted to the program, one must do the following:

  1. Apply for admission to Arkansas Tech University.
  2. Send to the university a certified copy of high school transcript, GED certificate, or college transcript(s).
  3. Take the ACT or COMPASS

Those who make a score of less than 19 on the ACT in English, Mathematics, or Reading will need to take the appropriate developmental course or courses. Those who make a score of less than 42 in Math, 82 in Writing and 83 in Reading on the COMPASS will also be required to take the appropriate developmental course or courses.

The Curriculum in Industrial Electronic Technology
Freshman YearHours
Introduction to Computer Based Systems (COMS 1003)3
Algebra for General Education
or College Algebra (MATH 1103 or Math 1113)
3
Composition I (ENGL 1013)13
Fundamentals of Electricity I (TELT 1014)24
Fundamentals of Electricity II (TELT 1214)24
Composition II (ENGL 1023)13
Industrial Electricity I (TELT 1123)3
Solid State I (TELT 1224)4
Digital Electronics I (TELT 1314)4
Engineering Graphics (ENGR 1002)2
Total33
 
Sophomore YearHours
Programming in Basic (COMS 1203)13
Programmable Logic Applications (TELT 2014)4
Solid State II (TELT 2214)4
Digital Electronics II (TELT 2424)4
Advanced PLC Systems (TELT 2233)3
Industrial Electricity II (TELT 2313)3
Electronics: Special Topics (TELT 2503)3
Troubleshooting Electrical and Electronic Systems (TELT 2223)3
Social Science13
Total30

Notes:
1See General Education Requirements.
2These two courses are taken as a block.



Industrial Electronic Technology
Technical Certificate

The Technical Certificate in Industrial Electronic Technology is designed to enhance the technical skills and job-related knowledge of individuals who are currently employed as electronics technicians as well as other persons seeking careers in industrial electronic technology. Upon advisor approval, documented competencies acquired through training, certification, or licensure may be substituted as equivalencies for related technical courses. The majority of the technical courses are offered on a flexible schedule at off-site industrial locations.

The Technical Certificate provides training in the maintenance of most industrial electronics and electrical systems. Courses taken for the certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Electronic Technology.

Certificate RequirementsHours
English Composition I (ENGL 1013)13
Mathematics (MATH 1103 or 1113)13
Fundamentals of Electricity I (TELT 1014)24
Fundamentals of Electricity II (TELT 1214)24
Intro to Computer Based Systems (COMS 1003)3
Industrial Electricity I (TELT 1123)3
Industrial Electricity II (TELT 2313)3
Solid State I (TELT 1224)4
Digital Electronics I (TELT 1314)4
Programmable Logic Controllers Applications (TELT 2014)4
Total36

Notes:
1See General Education Requirements.
2These two courses are taken as a block.



Industrial Plant Maintenance
Associate of Applied Science

The Industrial Plant Maintenance program leads to the Associate of Applied Science degree. This program is designed to: (1) enhance the technical skills and job-related knowledge of persons who are currently employed in the field of industrial plant maintenance, and (2) prepare inexperienced persons for entry-level job in industrial plant maintenance.

Instruction includes power distribution, programmable logic controllers, fluid power, welding, and machine shop. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting skills and preventive maintenance techniques. Upon advisor approval, documented competencies acquired through training, certification, or licensure may be substituted as equivalencies for related technical courses. The majority of the technical courses are offered on a flexible schedule at off-site industrial locations.

To be admitted to the program, one must do the following:

  1. Apply for admission to Arkansas Tech University.
  2. Send to the University a certified copy of high school transcript, GED certificate, or college transcript(s).
  3. Take the ACT or COMPASS.

Those who make a score of less than 19 on the ACT in English, Mathematics, or Reading will need to take the appropriate developmental course or courses .Those who make a score of less than 42 in Math, 82 in Writing and 83 in Reading on the COMPASS will also be required to take the appropriate developmental course or courses.

The Curriculum in Industrial Plant Maintenance
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Freshman YearHours
Composition I (ENGL 1013)13
Technical Mathematics (TMAT 1003)3
Maintenance of Plumbing Systems (TIPM 1204)4
Basic Machine Shop (TMAC 1013)3
Blueprint Reading (TDFT 1013)3
Introduction to Computer Based Systems (COMS 1003)3
Hydraulics and Pneumatics (TIPM 1103)3
Welding Option (TMAC 1135)5
Machine Set-up and Operations I (TMAC 1025)5
Total32
 
Sophomore YearHours
Composition II (ENGL 1023)13
Mechanical: Special Topics (TMAC 2503)3
Algebra for General Education
or College Algebra (MATH 1103 or Math 1113)1
3
Industrial Electricity I (TELT 1123)3
Social Science13
Technical Electives214
Total29
Notes:
1See General Education Requirements.
2See Technical Elective Options Below.



Technical Electives

Each student will be required to complete 14 hours of technical electives. In selecting courses to fulfill the technical elective hours, the student shall work with an advisor to develop a cohesive set of courses to fulfill this requirement.

  1. Machine Set-Up and Operations II (TMAC 2014)
  2. Metallurgy (TIPM 2014)
  3. Machine Processes (TMAC 2115)
  4. Introduction to Air Conditioning Systems (TACR 2014)
  5. Ammonia Refrigeration Systems (TACR 2114)
  6. Intro. to Boiler and Steam Generation (TACR 2213)
  7. Maintenance of Boiler and Steam Systems (TACR 2212)
  8. Fundamentals of Electricity I (TELT 1014)
  9. Fundamentals of Electricity II (TELT 1214)
  10. Industrial Electricity II (TELT 2313)
  11. Programmable Logic Controllers Applications (TELT 2014)

Industrial Plant Maintenance
Technical Certificate

The Technical Certificate in Industrial Plant Maintenance is designed to enhance the technical skills and job-related knowledge of individuals who are currently employed in an industrial setting as well as other persons seeking careers in industrial plant maintenance. Upon advisor approval, documented competencies acquired through training, certification, or licensure may be substituted as equivalencies for related technical courses. The majority of the technical courses are offered on a flexible schedule at off-site industrial locations.

The Technical Certificate is a planned and coherent program of classroom and laboratory/shop work. It recognizes the completion of a specified level of competency in the field of industrial plant maintenance. The program of study is part of an Associate of Applied Science curriculum in Industrial Plant Maintenance.

Courses taken for the Certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Plant Maintenance.

Certificate RequirementsHours
English Composition I (ENGL 1013)13
Welding Option (TMAC 1135)5
Blueprint Reading (TDFT 1013)3
Basic Machine Shop (TMAC 1013)3
Industrial Electricity I (TELT 1123)3
Technical Mathematics (TMAT 1003)3
Hydraulics & Pneumatics (TIPM 1103)3
Maintenance of Plumbing Systems (TIPM 1204)4
Introduction to Computer Based Systems (COMS 1003)3
Introduction to Boiler and Steam Generators (TACR 2213)
AND Maintenance of Boiler and Steam Systems (TACR 2212)
OR Machine Set-Up and Operations I (TMAC 1025)2
5
Total35
Notes:
1See General Education Requirements.
2Boilers and Refrigeration Systems.



Industrial Systems
Associate of Applied Science

This program provides the student with the opportunity to earn college credit for validated competencies acquired through a vocational/technical school, community college, technical college, or industry training. Students seeking to articulate credit for prior learning must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. The student must meet all regular admission requirements of Arkansas Tech University.
  2. The student who is admitted to degree admission status must meet Freshman Placement Standards. Students will be required to meet all developmental programs as indicated by these standards.
  3. A student pursuing articulated credit must have demonstrated competency by scoring no lower than one standard deviation below the national mean on the teacher/expert worker exam provided by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) in the occupational area for which the student is requesting credit.
  4. The student must successfully complete 15 semester hours of credit at Arkansas Tech University (excluding developmental hours which earn institutional credit and may not be used to meet any degree requirements) before the 30 semester hours of validated credit can be awarded. The credit awarded for articulated competency will be designated on the transcript but will not count in the calculation of the student's grade point average.
  5. Scores from the NOCTI exam completed more than five (5) years prior to application for admission to the program will not be accepted.
Curriculum in Industrial Systems
Freshman YearFallSpring
English Composition133
Social Sciences13 
Social Sciences (HIST 2003, or HIST 2013, or POLS 2003) 3
Science144
College Algebra (MATH 1113)3 
Statistics (MATH 2163)3 
Statistical Process Control(MATH 2183) 3
Computer Science2 3
Total     1616
 
Sophomore Year
Computer Science23 
Applied Technical Studies21416
Total     1716
Notes:
1See General Education requirements.
2Must be approved by academic advisor.
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