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  Volume XXXX  Catalog 2008-2010 1st Printing  Published biennially by Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida.The programs, policies, requirements and regulations published in this catalog are continually subject to review inorder to serve the needs o theCollege’s various publics, and are subject to change as circumstances may require.  Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Miami Dade College is committed to provid-ing equal access to education and employ-ment opportunities to students, employees,applicants or admission and employment,and to its activities or the general community in an environment ree rom harassment or other discriminatory practices based upongender, race, color, marital status, age, religion,national srcin, veteran’s status or disability.The College’s commitment to equal accessand equal opportunity is contained in theDistrict Board o Trustee policies and proce-dures based on the nondiscrimination provi-sions o ederal and state laws and regulations,including the Civil Rights Acts o 1964 and1991, Title IX o the Education Amendmentso 1972, Section 504 o the Rehabilitation Act o 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Educational Equity Act(§ 1000.05, F.S.).In accord with these protections, Miami DadeCollege provides equal access/equal oppor-tunity in admissions, recruitment, inancialassistance, access to course oerings, partici-pation in extracurricular programs and activi-ties, access to and use o acilities, counseling,housing reerral, guidance, advising, health services, athletics, employment and retentiono personnel and students.Responsibility or the implementation o theCollege’s commitment to equal access andequal opportunity rests with the Collegepresident.Consult the oices below or assistance or to obtain more detailed inormation on equalaccess/equal opportunity:District Administration Joy C. Ru Oice o Employee Relations/EqualOpportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator Miami Dade College11011 S.W. 104th St.Miami, FL 33176-3393Phone: 305-237-2090 Fax: 305-237-0943 Visit www.mdc.eduNorth CampusOice o the Campus President11380 N.W. 27th Ave.Miami, FL 33167-3495Kendall CampusOice o the Campus President11011 S.W. 104th St.Miami, FL 33176-3393 Wolson CampusOice o the Campus President300 N.E. Second Ave.Miami, FL 33132-2296Medical Center CampusOice o the Campus President950 N.W. 20th St.Miami, FL 33127-4693Homestead CampusOice o the Campus President500 College TerraceHomestead, FL 33030-6009InterAmerican CampusOice o the Campus President627 S.W. 27th Ave.Miami, FL 33135Hialeah CampusOice o the Campus President1780 W. 49th St.Hialeah, FL 33012-2918 West CampusOice o the Campus President3800 N.W. 115th Ave.Doral, FL 33178-4856To obtain additional inormation aboutthe College, including an Application or  Admission/Readmission, contact any campus Admissions and Registration Oice or visitthe College’s Web site at www.mdc.edu  Purpose of the Catalog  This Catalog provides prospective students,currently enrolled students and others inor-mation about Miami Dade College, especially its academic programs and student supportservices. The Catalog contains summaries o College policies or academic areas, degreeand certiicate requirements, descriptions o support services and course listings.Because the Catalog is produced or a two- year period, it does not necessarily containall o the current policies and requirements.Prospective students and current studentsmay veriy these policies and requirements with an admissions oicer or with an aca-demic advisor. Although aculty advisors and administrators will help students meet the requirementsor a certiicate or degree, the students areresponsible or ulilling requirements. Thecertiicate or degree will be awarded only i all requirements have been met. It is impor-tant that students know the policies, require-ments and procedures that they are expectedto ollow during their college career.  Accreditations Miami Dade College is accredited by the Commissionon Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges andSchools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Additional accreditations include: Accreditation Review Commission on Education for thePhysician Assistant Inc. (ARC-PA) American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal Assisting American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education American Health Information Management Association(AHIMA) Council on AccreditationCommission on Opticianry AccreditationCommittee on Accreditation of Educational Programsfor the Emergency Medical Services Professions(CoAEMSP)Council on Accreditation of Allied Health EducationPrograms (CAAHEP), Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory CareFederal Aviation AdministrationFlorida Board of NursingFlorida Council of Licensed Midwifery Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal JusticeStandards and Training CommissionFlorida Real Estate Commission, Department of Businessand Professional Regulation – Division of Real Estate American Board of Funeral Services Education Inc.National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Joint Review Committee on Education in DiagnosticMedical Sonography  Joint Review Committee on Education in RadiologicTechnology (JRCERT)National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory SciencesNational League for Nursing (NLN), AccreditationCommitteeThe Midwifery Education Accreditation Council  Professional Organizationsand Association Memberships  American Association of Higher Education American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers American Association of Community Colleges American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges American Council on Education American Council on International Intercultural Education Association of American Colleges and Universities Association of College Business Schools and Programs Association of Community College Trustees Association of Governing Boards of Universities andColleges Association of International Education AdministratorsBeacon CouncilCAUSE, Association for Managing and Using InformationTechnology in Higher EducationCenter for Study of the Presidency College Consortium for International StudiesCommunity College Humanities AssociationCommunity Colleges for International DevelopmentConference of Funeral Service Examining BoardsConsortium for Institutional Effectiveness and StudentSuccess in the Community CollegeEDUCOMFlorida Association of Colleges and UniversitiesFlorida Association of Community CollegesFlorida-Brazil InstituteFlorida Campus CompactFlorida Collegiate Consortium for International/ Intercultural EducationFlorida Community College Activities AssociationFlorida Developmental Education AssociationFlorida-France InstituteFlorida Vocational AssociationFulbright AssociationGATE: Global Alliance for Transitional EducationGreater Miami Chamber of CommerceInstitute of Certified Public AccountantsInstitute of International EducationInstructional Telecommunications ConsortiumInternational Vocational Education and Training AssociationLeague for Innovation in the Community CollegeNational Association of College and University AttorneysNational Association of College and University BusinessOfficersNational Association of Foreign Student AffairsNational Association of International EducatorsNational Association of Student Financial Aid AdministratorsNational Association of Veterans’ Program AdministratorsNational Collegiate Honors CouncilNational Commission for Cooperative EducationNational Community College Hispanic CouncilNational Council for Occupational EducationNational Council for Staff, Program and OrganizationalDevelopmentNational Council of Community College Business OfficersSoutheast Florida Educational Computing ConsortiumSoutheast Florida Library Information Network Southeastern Library Network Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsSouthern Association of Community, Junior, and TechnicalCollegesSouthern Growth Policies BoardThe College Board University Mortuary Science Education Association    Requests for review of letters of accreditationmay be forwarded to the Office of the Provost for Academic and Student Affairs.  Note: In addition to the above, Miami DadeCollege administrators, aculty and sta mem-bers participate in numerous other inter-national, national, state and regional orga-nizations. Additional inormation regardingproessional associations may be obtainedrom the College. WWW.MDC.EDUii  Table ofContents    Academic Calendar 3-5About Miami Dade College 6 Admissions and Financial Aid 13Student Services 27 Inormation and Policies 33Academic Regulations 37 Standards o Academic Progress 40Graduation Requirements and Transer Inormation 43Academic Programs 53Collegewide Schools 97 Special Academic and Other Programs 102Special Inormation 111Academic Oerings 113Course Inormation 115Course Descriptions 122Board o Trustees, Administration, Faculty and MDC Foundation 257 Academic Deinitions 283Maps 284 Index 293 MDC        C      a       l       l       u      s        E      s      s      e      n       t      i      a       l  . . .        C      a       l       l       u      s        t       h      e        C      o       l       l      e      g      e    DECEMBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31  AUGUST S M T W T F S 1 23 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 27 28 29 3031 SEPTEMBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 OCTOBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 30 31 NOVEMBER  S M T W T F S 12 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 2223 24 25 26 27 28 2930  2009 OCTOBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 1718 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 28 29 30 31  JULY  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 30 31  APRIL  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 30 SEPTEMBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 56 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30 DECEMBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 56 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30 31 MAY  S M T W T F S 1 23 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 27 28 29 3031  JUNE S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 NOVEMBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 FEBRUARY  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28  MARCH S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 31  AUGUST S M T W T F S 12 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 2223 24 25 26 27 28 2930 31  2010 2008  OCTOBER  S M T W T F S 1 23 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 27 28 29 3031  JANUARY  S M T W T F S 1 23 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 27 28 29 3031  APRIL  S M T W T F S 1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 1718 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 28 29 30 SEPTEMBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 30 DECEMBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 30 31 MAY  S M T W T F S 12 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 2223 24 25 26 27 28 2930 31  JUNE S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 56 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30 NOVEMBER  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 FEBRUARY  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 2728 MARCH S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 16 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31  AUGUST S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 31  JANUARY  S M T W T F S 1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 1718 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 28 29 30 31  JULY  S M T W T F S 1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 1718 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 28 29 30 31
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