Instructional Programs

 

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The Office of Educational Services schedules class offerings each semester and chairs the committee that approves all academic and workforce programs offered at FPC.  Educational Services in partnership with the FPC Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee reviews program areas on a scheduled timeline and each program’s curriculum is revised as needed.  This process allows FPC to continually provide three important services to its students: (1) the latest in technology and other workforce programs; (2) the appropriate academic programs needed to further their education; and, (3) the skills needed to broaden their employment opportunities. 

 

General Information

The purpose of the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs is to provide students with university-parallel or pre-professional courses, which readily transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Upon completing a degree, FPC students generally transfer to area universities with junior class standing.  While the curricula suggested in this Catalog will satisfy the requirements of most senior institutions, it is the students’ responsibility to identify as early as possible the institution to which they will transfer and to ascertain the specific degree requirements of that institution for the freshman and sophomore years. Students should consult with an FPC advisor on a regular basis to ensure enrollment in courses appropriate to the chosen major field of interest.

General Education Core Curriculum

 

Associate Degrees

 

Associate in Applied Science Degrees

 

·         General Information

 

·         Certificates of Completion

 

·         Marketable Skills Achievement Awards

The A.A. and A.S. degrees require completion of a minimum of 64 credit hours, excluding developmental credits, 25 percent of which must be earned in residence at FPC.  Most colleges/universities will accept at least 65 credit hours in transfer to satisfy specific baccalaureate requirements.

 

Pre-Professional Focus Recommendations

                    

 

·         Pre-Dentistry

·         Pre-Engineering

 

·         Pre-Medicine

·         Pre-Pharmacy

 

·         Pre-Veterinary Medicine

·         Pre-Professional Studies in Engineering

 

·         Pre-Professional Studies in Law

·         Pre-Professional Studies in Physical Therapy

 

No college/university awards a “pre” degree.  Students are advised to consult with an academic advisor at FPC to determine the program of study providing the most appropriate background (freshman/sophomore courses) for the programs listed above and for selected health science fields.  Students should carefully check the entrance requirements of the university to which they expect to transfer.  Completion of the suggested curriculum along with the appropriate General Education Core will qualify students for an associate degree.

 

Additional Degrees

An additional associate degree may be conferred if all requirements for both degrees have been satisfactorily completed and at least 30 additional semester hour credits have been earned above the one requiring the most hours.

 

 

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2013-2014

Catalog

Associate Degrees

General Education Core Curriculum

 

Associate in Arts General Degree

General Education Core Curriculum

 

Associate in Science General Degree

 

 

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

Leading to Initial Texas Teaching Certification in EC-6

 

 

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

Leading to Initial Texas Teaching Certification in 4-8, EC-12 Special Education

 

 

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

Leading to Initial Texas Teaching Certification in 8-12, EC-12 Other than Special Education

 

 

Associate of Arts in Music Field of Study Curriculum

 

 

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Frank Phillips College

 

General Information

 

Associate in Applied Science Degrees

Certificates of Completion – Marketable Skills Achievement Awards

 

Programs

The Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) is awarded upon completion of a prescribed two-year program of study designed to prepare students to enter and compete in the job market. A.A.S. curricula are designed to enable the graduate to enter an occupation with marketable skills, an acceptable level of technical competency, and the ability to communicate effectively. The General Education Core and the total number of hours required for completing an A.A.S. degree varies depending upon the program of study.

 

Certificate Programs

FPC offers certificate programs designed to meet specific employment needs of the community. Students who enroll in certificate programs are generally interested in reentering the job market after an absence, changing careers, or upgrading job related skills in order to enhance employment specialization. Although certificates are normally one year in length, the specific number of credit hours varies by program area.

 

Program Advisory Committees

Advisory committees are used by the instructional divisions in each technical program area for program development, evaluation, long-range planning, development of employment opportunities for graduates, and other program issues. These committees provide an essential link between the education institution and the business community to ensure that graduates are adequately prepared for employment. Members of the advisory committees are selected from related industry, prospective employers, and other knowledgeable community representatives.

 

Marketable Skills Achievement Awards

Advisory committees are also valuable resources that assist the instructional divisions in each technical program area to determine which courses constitute a marketable basic-skill.  The Marketable Skills Achievement Award provides an additional opportunity for students to enter the workforce with the necessary basic skills in a specific area such as agriculture or welding.  These awards range from nine (9) to fourteen (14) credit hours.

 

Additional Degrees

An additional associate degree may be conferred if all requirements for both degrees have been satisfactorily completed and at least 30 additional semester hours credit have been earned above the one requiring the most hours.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013-2014 Catalog

Agriculture

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology (I&E)

 

 

 

 

 

Associate in Applied Science Degrees

 

Agriculture

Cosmetology

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology (I&E)

Vocational Nursing

Welding Technology

 

 

Certificates of Completion & Marketable Skills Achievement Awards

 

 

Farm & Ranch Management – Agriculture

 

Associate in Applied Science   Farm & Ranch Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farm & Ranch Management – Agriculture

 

Farm & Ranch Management – Certificate

 

Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Farm & Ranch Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology (I&E)

 

Associate in Applied Science – Instrumentation & Electrical Technology (I&E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology (I&E)

 

Instrumentation Technology – Certificate

 

Electrical Technology – Certificate

 

Pump & Engine (P&E) – Certificate

 

 Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Basic Electronics

 

 

 

 

Cosmetology

 

Cosmetology - Certificate

 

Nail Technology – Certificate

 

Cosmetology Instructor - Certificate

 

 

 

 

Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nursing Program – Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

Welding Technology

 

Welding Technology – Certificate

 

Pipe Fitting Specialist – Certificate

 

Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Basic Welding

 

 

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The Office of Educational Services is located in the Classroom Learning Complex (CLC).

 

 

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Shannon Carroll

Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Michele Stevens

Director of Enrollment, CAMS Manager& VCT Coordinator

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Pam Ferguson

Coordinator of Educational Support

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Krista Wilkinson

Coordinator of Student Experiences

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Elizabeth McCauley

Educational Services Office Assistant

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Deborah Summers

Chair of Academic Divisions & Professor of Anthropology

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Bryant Manning

Director of Preparatory Education & Assistant Professor of English

Elizabeth McCauley, Part-time Administrative Assistant

 

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