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  Volume XXXXI  Catalog 2010-2012 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 of 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 for admission and employment,and to its activities for the general community in an environment free from 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 of Trustee policies and proce-dures based on the nondiscrimination provi-sions of federal and state laws and regulations,including the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and1991, Title IX of the Education Amendmentsof 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 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, financialassistance, access to course offerings, partici-pation in extracurricular programs and activi-ties, access to and use of facilities, counseling,housing referral, guidance, advising, health services, athletics, employment and retentionof personnel and students.Responsibility for the implementation of theCollege’s commitment to equal access andequal opportunity rests with the Collegepresident.Consult the offices below for assistance or to obtain more detailed information on equalaccess/equal opportunity:District Administration Joy C. Ruff Office of 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 CampusOffice of the Campus President11380 N.W. 27th Ave.Miami, FL 33167-3495Kendall CampusOffice of the Campus President11011 S.W. 104th St.Miami, FL 33176-3393 Wolfson CampusOffice of the Campus President300 N.E. Second Ave.Miami, FL 33132-2296Medical Center CampusOffice of the Campus President950 N.W. 20th St.Miami, FL 33127-4693Homestead CampusOffice of the Campus President500 College TerraceHomestead, FL 33030-6009InterAmerican CampusOffice of the Campus President627 S.W. 27th Ave.Miami, FL 33135Hialeah CampusOffice of the Campus President1780 W. 49th St.Hialeah, FL 33012-2918MDC-WestOffice of the Campus President3800 N.W. 115th Ave.Doral, FL 33178-4856To obtain additional information aboutthe College, including an Application for  Admission/Readmission, contact any campus Admissions and Registration Office or visitthe College’s Web site at www.mdc.edu  Purpose of the Catalog  This Catalog provides prospective students,currently enrolled students and others infor-mation about Miami Dade College, especially its academic programs and student supportservices. The Catalog contains summaries of College policies for academic areas, degreeand certificate requirements, descriptions of support services and course listings.Because the Catalog is produced for a two- year period, it does not necessarily containall of the current policies and requirements.Prospective students and current studentsmay verify these policies and requirements with an admissions officer or with an aca-demic advisor. Although faculty advisors and administrators will help students meet the requirementsfor a certificate or degree, the students areresponsible for fulfilling requirements. Thecertificate or degree will be awarded only if all requirements have been met. It is impor-tant that students know the policies, require-ments and procedures that they are expectedto follow 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 Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory CareFederal Aviation AdministrationFlorida Board of NursingFlorida 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), AccreditationCommittee  Professional Organizationsand Association Memberships  American Association for Higher Education &  Accreditation (AAHE&A) American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education,Inc. (ACCHHE) American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges American Council on Education (ACE) American Council on International Intercultural Education(ACIIE)  Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)  Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs(ACBSP) Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Association of Governing Boards of Universities andColleges (AGB)Beacon CouncilBusiness-Higher Education Forum (BHEF)Educause, Association for Managing and Using InformationTechnology in Higher EducationCenter for Study of the Presidency College Consortium for International StudiesCommunity College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA)Community College Humanities Association Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) Conference of Funeral Service Examining BoardsConsortium for Institutional Effectiveness and StudentSuccess in the Community CollegeCouncil for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)EDUCOMFlorida Association of Colleges and Universities (FACU)Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC)Florida-Brazil InstituteFlorida Campus CompactFlorida Collegiate Consortium for International/ Intercultural EducationFlorida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA)Florida Developmental Education AssociationFlorida-France InstituteFlorida Vocational AssociationFulbright AssociationGATE: Global Alliance for Transitional EducationGreater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC)Institute of Certified Public AccountantsInstitute of International EducationInstructional Telecommunications ConsortiumInternational Vocational Education and Training AssociationLeague for Innovation in the Community CollegeNational Association for Community CollegeEntrepreneurship (NACCE)National Association of College and University AttorneysNational Association of College and University BusinessOfficersNational Association of Foreign Student AffairsNational Association of International Educators National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators National Association of Veterans' Program AdministratorsNational Collegiate Honors CouncilNational Commission for Cooperative Education (NCCE)National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCE)National 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 SchoolsThe College BoardThe College Board University Mortuary Science Education Association  Requests for review of letters of accredita- tion may be forwarded to the Office of theCollege Provost or Associate Provost for  Academic Affairs  Note: In addition to the above, Miami DadeCollege administrators, faculty and staff mem-bers participate in numerous other interna-tional, national, state and regional organizations. Additional information regarding professionalassociations may be obtained from the College. WWW.MDC.EDUii  Table ofContents    Academic Calendar 3-5About Miami Dade College 6 Admissions and Financial Aid 13Student Services 27 Information and Policies 33Academic Regulations 37 Standards of Academic Progress 40Graduation Requirements and Transfer Information 43Academic Programs 51Collegewide Schools 99Special Academic and Other Programs 103Special Information 113Academic Offerings 115Course Information 117 Course Descriptions 124 Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty and MDC Foundation 261Academic Definitions 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 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 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 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 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 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  2011 OCTOBER  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  JULY  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 23 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 27 28 29 30 SEPTEMBER  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 DECEMBER  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 MAY  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  JUNE 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 NOVEMBER  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 FEBRUARY  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 MARCH 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  AUGUST 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  2012 2010 OCTOBER  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  JANUARY  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  APRIL  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 SEPTEMBER  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 DECEMBER  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 MAY  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  JUNE 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 30 NOVEMBER  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 FEBRUARY  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 MARCH 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  AUGUST 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  JANUARY  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  JULY  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
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