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    Dyersburg State Community College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Planning Programs of Study



The responsibility for selecting a program of study rests upon the individual student. Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) does, however, furnish its students with guidance and assistance in outlining a program of study leading to an associate degree. Dyersburg State offers the Associate of Science, the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Fine Arts and the Associate of Applied Science degrees. Depending on the degree, there are majors and within the majors there are areas of emphasis or concentrations for specific fields of study. The list of areas of emphasis and concentrations, however, should not be viewed as a major or as a degree. The area of emphasis or concentration is merely a guide to the student to use in planning the chosen field of study.

DSCC also offers certificates.

Successful completion of college-level courses requires a specified amount of study outside the classroom as well as within the classroom. Successful completion of a program of study is dependent upon the student’s commitment to study beyond the classroom.

University Parallel Programs

For the student who plans to transfer to a four-year college or university, DSCC offers the University Parallel Major leading to the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Fine Arts and the Associate of Science degrees. DSCC also offers the Teaching Major leading to the Associate of Science in Teaching for the Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Area of Emphasis.

Within the University Parallel Major are Areas of Emphasis which are designated as Tennessee Transfer Pathways and Areas of Emphasis which are not designated as Tennessee Transfer Pathways.

Within the Teaching Major are Area of Emphasis which are designated as Tennessee Transfer Pathways and Areas of Emphasis which are not designated as Tennessee Transfer Pathways.

Areas of Emphasis with the Tennessee Transfer Pathway designation - The curriculum in each of these areas has been approved by faculty representatives from community colleges and universities within the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and by faculty representatives from the University of Tennessee System. Students completing the course requirements in a Tennessee Transfer Pathway are assured that the courses will transfer to any public university in Tennessee as well as to many private institutions in Tennessee.

Areas of Emphasis without the Tennessee Transfer Pathway designation - Unlike the Tennessee Transfer Pathway, the curriculum in each of these areas of emphasis has not been universally approved; however, students who complete the course requirements in an Area of Emphasis are assured that the 41-hour general education core curriculum will transfer to any other TBR institution.

The areas of emphasis which have been designated as Tennessee Transfer Pathways are the following:

Accounting

Agricultural Business

Agriculture - Plant and Soil Science

Biology

Business Administration

Chemistry

Criminal Justice

English

Exercise Science

Foreign Language

History

Information Systems

Mathematics

Music

Pre-Health Professions

Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade

Pre-Nursing (one year curriculum)

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy

Psychology

Social Work

Sociology

The areas of emphasis which do not have the designation of Tennessee Transfer Pathway are the following:

General Studies

Secondary Education

Teaching K-6

The student who plans to transfer to a specific four-year institution should refer to the DSCC College and Student Handbook  and to the catalog of the four-year school and consult his/her academic advisor to plan a program of study. The student should complete the courses outlined in the area of emphasis.

The student who desires a university or four-year college major which is not addressed in a specific DSCC area of emphasis should refer to the General Studies area of emphasis.

Tennessee Board of Regents Minimum Degree Requirements and Transferability of Courses That Fulfill Minimum Degree Requirements

Each institution in the State University and Community College System of Tennessee (the Tennessee Board of Regents System) shares a common lower-division general education core curriculum of 41 semester hours for baccalaureate degrees and the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Fine Arts and the Associate of Science degrees. Lower-division indicates freshman level and sophomore level courses. The courses comprising the general education curriculum are contained within the following subject categories:

Baccalaureate Degrees and Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Science Degrees*

  Communication 9 hours **
  Humanities/Fine Arts (at least one course must be in literature) 9 hours  
  Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours  
  History 6 hours  
  Natural Sciences 8 hours  
  Mathematics 3 hours  
    Total 41 hours  

*Foreign language courses are an additional requirement for the Associate of Arts (AA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. Six hours of foreign language are required for the AA degree and twelve hours are required for the BA degree.

**Six hours of English Composition and three hours in English oral presentational communication are required.

Although the courses designated by Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institutions to fulfill the requirements of the general education subject categories vary, transfer of the courses is assured through the following means:

  1. Upon completion of an AA , AFA or AS degree, the requirements of the lower-division general education core will be complete and accepted by a TBR university in the transfer process.
  2. If an AA, AFA or AS is not obtained, transfer of general education courses will be based upon fulfillment of complete subject categories. (Example: If all eight hours in the category of Natural Sciences are complete, then this “block” of the general education core is complete.) When a subject category is incomplete, course-by-course evaluation will be conducted. The provision of block fulfillment also pertains to students who transfer among TBR universities.
  3. Institutional/departmental requirements of the grade of “C” will be honored. Even if credit is granted for a course, any specific requirements for the grade of “C” by the receiving institution will be enforced.
  4. In certain majors, specific courses must be taken in general education. Students and advisors should be aware of any major requirements that must be fulfilled under lower-division general education.
  5. A degree may not be granted for fewer than 60 semester hours of college-level credit.
  6. At least 25 percent of the credit hours required for a degree or certificate must be obtained through DSCC instruction.
  7. A minimum college-level cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 is required for the awarding of a degree or certificate.
  8. Credit hours earned in Learning Support courses do not count toward graduation.

Courses designated to fulfill general education by DSCC are listed below. A complete listing of the courses fulfilling general education requirements for all system institutions is available on the TBR website (www.TBR.edu) under Transfer and Articulation Information.

DSCC Courses Fulfilling General Education Core Curriculum Requirements


General Education Core Curriculum Requirements


Choose elective hours from the following list of courses. If a specific course is required in your program of study, that course cannot also be used as elective credit.

Category: Humanities/Fine Arts


For students pursuing the A.A., A.F.A. or A.S. degree, the nine hours in Humanities/Fine Arts must include at least one course in literature.

Regents Online Degree Programs Leading to the Associate of Arts (AA) or the Associate of Science (AS) Degree

State and Federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Below is a list of states where DSCC is authorized to offer online degrees. If you do not see your state listed below, you will be unable to enroll in any online programs offered by DSCC.

 

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) colleges and universities have joined together in offering the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). Courses completed in the Regents Online Degree Program will be entirely online and will be transferable among all TBR institutions and to many other institutions outside the TBR System. Students will be able to choose the college or university that will award their degree. All thirteen TBR two-year colleges will deliver and award associate degrees, while all six TBR universities will deliver and award baccalaureate degrees.

Two university parallel programs leading to the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degree are available through DSCC. These are the following:

Associate of Arts degree in the University Parallel major with an Area of Emphasis in General Studies;

Associate of Science degree in the University Parallel major with an Area of Emphasis in General Studies.

Students can further their education after the associate’s degree by pursuing one of these online bachelor degree programs:

Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Information Technology or Organizational Leadership;

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in General Studies, Liberal Studies or University Studies.

Students who pursue online programs should be highly motivated, independent, active learners who have good organizational and time management skills. Students should also have the discipline to study without external reminders and be able to adapt to new learning environments. Visit www.rodp.org/home.htm for more information.

Programs Leading to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

The majors and concentrations leading to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree allow students to enter the workforce. The curriculum in each program is continually revised to reflect current occupational trends. DSCC offers the following majors and concentrations:

Major and concentration in Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology

Concentrations in the Business Major:

Accounting Technology

Administrative Office Management

Business Administration

Management

Concentrations in the Computer Information Technology Major:

Software Application

Major and Concentration in Criminal Justice

Major and Concentration in Early Childhood Education

Concentrations in the Emergency Services Major:

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Paramedic

Major and Concentration in Health Information Technology

Concentrations in the Medical Informatics Major:

            Medical Informatics Developer

            Medical Informatics Technicians

Major and Concentration in Nursing

Regents Online Degree Programs Leading to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

State and Federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Below is a list of states where DSCC is authorized to offer online degrees. If you do not see your state listed below, you will be unable to enroll in any online programs offered by DSCC.

 

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) colleges and universities have joined together in offering the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). Courses completed in the Regents Online Degree Program will be entirely online and will be transferable among all TBR institutions and to many other institutions outside the TBR System. Students will be able to choose the college or university that will award their degree. All thirteen TBR two-year colleges will deliver and award associate degrees, while all six TBR universities will deliver and award baccalaureate degrees. The following career programs leading to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree are available through DSCC:

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Major and Concentration of Criminal Justice;

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Major and Concentration of Early Childhood Education;

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Major and Concentration in Health Information Technology;

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Major of Medical Informatics with a Concentration in Medical Informatics Developer;

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Major of Medical Informatics with a Concentration in Medical Informatics Technician;

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Major of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Information Technology;

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Major of Web Technology with a Concentration in Web Development.

Students can further their education after the associate degree by pursuing the following online bachelor degree program:

Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Information Technology or Organizational Leadership.

Students who pursue online programs should be highly motivated, independent, active learners who have good organizational and time management skills. Students should also have the discipline to study without external reminders and be able to adapt to new learning environments. Visit www.rodp.org/home.htm.

Minimum Course Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree

Any student pursuing a major leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree must complete, prior to graduation, the core curriculum courses listed below:

  English Composition* 3 semester hours  
  Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 semester hours  
  Social/Behavioral Science* 3 semester hours  
  Natural Science/Mathematics* 3-4 semester hours  
  One additional course from the categories of
Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Science,
   
  or Natural Science/Mathematics* 3-4 semester hours  

*Courses fulfilling this category are listed for each concentration.

Notes:

  1. If appropriate, substitutions can be made to the concentration’s curricula through the submission and approval of the Modification to Degree Concentration form. No substitutions can be made, however, for the Minimum Course Requirements.
  2. A degree may not be granted for fewer than 60 semester hours of college-level credit.
  3. At least 25 percent of the credit hours required for a degree must be obtained through DSCC instruction.
  4. A minimum college-level cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 is required for completion of a degree or certificate.
  5. Credit hours earned in Learning Support courses do not count toward completion of a degree or certificate.

DSCC and RODP Certificate Programs

 

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Agriculture Applications

Basic Early Childhood Education

Certified Production Technician

Computer Systems Operations & Maintenance

Corrections & Law Enforcement

Early Childhood Education

Electronic Health Record

Emergency Medical Technician

EMT-Paramedic

General Education Core (AA/AS)

Industrial Electricity

Mechanical Components I

Medical Coding

Pre-Allied Health

Programmable Logic Controller

 

A certificate in Web Page Authoring is also available to DSCC students through the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). For more information, visit www.rodp.org/home.htm.

State and Federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Below is a list of states where DSCC is authorized to offer online degrees. If you do not see your state listed below, you will be unable to enroll in any online programs offered by DSCC.

 

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Transfer of DSCC Courses

DSCC strives for the transferability of its courses. Effective Fall 2011, an area of emphasis which has been designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) assures students who complete the prescribed curriculum that their courses will be accepted at any university in the Tennessee Board of Regents System and the University of Tennessee System as well as many private institutions in Tennessee. Consequently, Dyersburg State courses in the general education core and in the areas of emphasis will satisfy 60 credit hours of the 120 credit hours required for graduation from a Tennessee public university.

Course-by-course equivalencies can be located on the websites of the following institutions:

Austin Peay State University

Bethel University

Christian Brothers University

East Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University

Southeast Missouri State University

Tennessee State University

Tennessee Technological University

The University of Memphis

Union University

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

The University of Tennessee at Martin

The omission of a four-year institution from the above list does not imply that Dyersburg State courses will not transfer to that institution.

For more information about the transfer of courses to either four-year or two-year institutions, visit the DSCC website or contact the Office of Records.

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

Philosophy of the Division of Nursing

The Division of Nursing functions within the statement of mission of the College emphasizing (a) the development of each person through intellectual, cultural, physical, and technical education; (b) the acceptance of each student as a worthy person with unique abilities and capabilities; and (c) leadership and guidance which will enable each person to develop his/her intellectual and personal potential.

We, as a faculty, believe nursing is a unique humanistic science and art with a theoretical base established in related sciences and disciplines. Principles from the sciences are integrated into the curriculum and reflected in the nursing process. This process is the medium through which nursing contributes to the person’s level of health, quality of life, or death with dignity at any developmental stage. Ultimately, nursing has a responsibility to society for health promotion, illness prevention and rehabilitation throughout the person’s life span.

We believe persons are holistic adaptive systems who interact continually with their environment and all parameters of their existence in an effort to meet their basic needs. This is based on a belief that the human system has the inherent ability to effectively adjust to changes in the world within and around the person. This interaction causes human behavioral responses of continual adaptation to the physiological, self-concept, role function and interdependence modes. We further believe that persons interact as unique individuals within the family, groups, communities and society.

The faculty supports the idea that learning is a continuous process, which is evidenced by a change in behavior, and that each student is unique with his/her own individual learning needs. Learning occurs in a positive environment that facilitates student activity and motivation with reinforcement of desired behaviors. The faculty believes that learning is facilitated by opportunities for practice, self-discovery, critical thinking and decision-making.

The faculty believes that teaching-learning is an enabling process in which students and faculty grow together in a mutually helpful relationship. Furthermore, the students and faculty share mutual responsibility in the educational process.

The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates for entry-level practice. Upon graduation, the associate degree nurse is prepared to: 1) provide quality, direct patient care in diverse settings, 2) manage the care of patients, and 3) become a member within the discipline of nursing. The program prepares the graduate to practice within acute and long-term health care settings where policies and procedures are specified and supportive guidance is available. Within these settings, the graduate is prepared to utilize the nursing process in the care of patients across the life span, with emphasis on adults who have health needs and require assistance to maintain or restore their optimum states of health or support to die with dignity.

The associate degree graduate of this program will demonstrate competencies necessary to assume the role of a beginning practitioner of nursing as outlined by the National League for Nursing. The graduate will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX) for licensure as a Registered Nurse. This career education program can serve as a base for further formal study. Associate degree graduates function under the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which they are employed. The Dyersburg State Nursing Program prepares graduates to be competent nurses who will meet the current and emerging needs of the workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

In order to facilitate the achievement of the Program Outcomes, the following student learning outcomes have been identified. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is designed to prepare a graduate who will:

  1. Utilize the nursing process which integrates principles from nursing and the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences in the delivery of care to patients across the life span in a variety of health care settings.
  2. Support the person’s individual unique capacities in adapting to his/her level of health, quality of life, or death with dignity at any developmental stage.
  3. Assume responsibility for ethical, legal and professional accountability within the scope of nursing practice.
  4. Participate in activities which promote the advancement, improvement and professionalism of nursing.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  6. Use effective communication and informatics skills to interact with patients, families and healthcare providers.

Allied Health Programs

DSCC offers the following Emergency Medical Services (EMS) options for students interested in Emergency Medical Technician (EMSB), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMSA), and Paramedic (EMSP) courses:

Option One: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion of the six EMSB courses and a passing score on the state examination, students may apply for state licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician. For more information, see Criteria: State of Tennessee, Division of EMS Rule (1200-12-1.04 and 1200-12-1-.13) pursuant to T.C.A. Title 68, Chapter 140.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age;
  2. Must possess a regular or academic high school diploma or HSE;
  3. Must complete all Learning Support coursework before taking any EMSB course;
  4. Must pass a criminal background check and a drug screen for all EMT courses. All EMSB courses must be completed in the same academic year. A minimum grade of “C” in first semester of EMSB coursework is required to progress to next semester.

Option Two: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician(AEMT)

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion of the six EMSA courses and a passing score on the state examination, students may apply for state licensure as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. For more information, see Criteria: State of Tennessee, Division of EMS Rule (1200-12-1.04 and 1200-12-1-.13) pursuant to T.C.A. Title 68, Chapter 140.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age;
  2. Must possess a regular or academic high school diploma or HSE;
  3. Must complete all Learning Support coursework before taking any EMSA course;
  4. Must pass a criminal background check and a drug screen for all EMT courses. All EMSA courses must be completed in the same academic year. A minimum grade of “C” in first semester of EMSA coursework is required to progress to next semester.
  5. Must hold a current EMT license OR begin EMSA coursework within 120 days completing EMSB coursework and passing the National Registry EMT exam.

Option Three: AAS in Emergency Medical Services Major with Concentration in AEMT

The prerequisites listed under Option One and Option Two apply to this option unless transfer credit is awarded for EMT or AEMT coursework with a “C” or better.

Option Four: Paramedic Technical Certificate

Prerequisites:

  1. Must undergo a psychological profile conducted by a licensed psychologist;
  2. Must complete an EMT knowledge test;
  3. Must complete an oral interview;
  4. Must complete the following Learning Support courses, if applicable: ENGL 0810 , MATH 0810 and READ 0810 .
  5. Must complete BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020 with a “C” or better in each course;
  6. Must pass a criminal background check and a drug screen for all PARA courses.

Option Five: AAS in Emergency Medical Services Major with a Concentration in Paramedics

This program is approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion of the required coursework and a passing score on the state examination, the student may apply for state licensure as an Paramedic. For more information, see Criteria: State of Tennessee, Division of EMS Rule (1200-12-1.04 and 1200-12-1-.13) pursuant to T.C.A. Title 68, Chapter 140.

Prerequisites:

  1. Complete and submit an application to the Paramedic program by June 1;
  2. The above prerequisites apply unless the student is transferring paramedic program courses with a “C” or better.
  3. Students must earn a “C” or better to progress to other EMSP courses and to complete the program.

Note: The following criteria are required by clinical affiliates. These requirements may have different timelines than those of the state EMS rules and regulations.

  1. Proof of satisfactory physical and mental condition; costs of these evaluations are the student’s responsibility.
  2. Proof of current immunizations - In addition to proof of other immunizations as required by Tennessee law, students expected to have patient contact must present proof of protection against hepatitis B before patient contact begins.
  3. Proof of a negative TB skin test or chest X-ray, as indicated. TB skin tests are required yearly.
  4. Proof of background check and drug screen - Detailed instructions will be given during the program orientation or first class meeting. Costs of background check and drug screen are the student’s responsibility.

For the assurance of patient safety, clinical facilities require a criminal background check and drug screen before a student begins any clinical lab experience involving patient contact. Based on the results of these procedures, an affiliated clinical site may prohibit a student’s presence at the facility. Such action will result in the student’s inability to successfully complete course and program requirements. Additionally, conviction of certain crimes may make applicants ineligible for licensure even if they successfully complete the Paramedic Program. Students who have not completed the background check or paid for the drug screen within three working days after class begins will be withdrawn from the program.

Healthcare insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, contact the EMS program director.

Cooperative Education Work Experience

Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a program in which the College, the students, and the local business community combine their efforts to provide students with a relevant and meaningful educational experience in a real-life occupational environment. The purpose of Cooperative Education is to train students for their roles in the occupational world through experiences in a day-to-day operational setting while providing financial support for further education. The Co-op Program combines the lessons of both classroom theory and actual job conditions as a part of the total educational experience and helps students see the integration of classroom work with their future profession.

Students reap many benefits from participation in the Co-op Program. Co-op opportunities add relevance to education, increase motivation, develop maturity, introduce the student to the world of work, provide experience and give the student a chance to earn while learning.

The Dean of Business, Technology and Allied Health will accept applications and screen applicants for the Co-op Program. Only students who exhibit sincerity, appropriate skill levels and ability to successfully complete a co-op assignment will be recommended to the employers. The Dean of Business, Technology and Allied Health and faculty will help oversee students’ progress during their terms of employment as part of the Co-op Program. The Dean and faculty will provide guidance and counseling to both students and employers as requested.

For more information, contact the Division of Business, Technology and Allied Health.

Policy

To the extent possible, cooperative education experiences are included in the curricula of the Associate of Applied Science degrees and the career certificates.

Businesses and industries in DSCC’s service area are asked to identify at least one cooperative education position within the company and are requested to provide participating students with an hourly wage. If the provision of the hourly wage is not possible, the company may still be considered as a possible work site for students.

To enroll in a cooperative education course, the student must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, must be in the final semester of coursework prior to graduation from DSCC (or have permission of the Division Dean), must locate a properly credentialed and preapproved placement facility in which to complete the work experience, and must have the approval of his/her faculty advisor. In cooperation with the Division Dean, DSCC will provide assistance in locating a work placement facility.

The student must submit an application form for the Cooperative Education Program, a copy of a current resume, a copy of his/her current class schedule, and any other required forms in order to be considered for entry into the Program.

In order to receive credit for the cooperative education course, the student must complete 135 hours in the job assignment, must receive an acceptable evaluation from the supervisor at the job site and must complete the academic requirements assigned by the instructor. Failure to accomplish these requirements will result in a grade of F for the course.

Credit for cooperative education is limited to three semester hours, except in the Criminal Justice program where the limit is six semester hours. Cooperative education credits may be used as career electives in all AAS programs and may be substituted for another course in career degree programs upon approval of the Vice President for the College.

The following cooperative education courses are currently available:

  • AOM 274 - AOM Cooperative Education
  • BIOL 291 - Cooperative Work Experience in the Sciences
  • BUSN 2395 - Business Applications
  • CIT 251 - Software Co-operative Education
  • CRMJ 2001 - Cooperative Education Work Experience I
  • CRMJ 2002 - Cooperative Education Work Experience II

Students are reminded that Dyersburg State Community College does not guarantee transferability of these courses to other institutions.

For additional information regarding the Cooperative Education Program at DSCC, contact the Dean of Business, Technology and Allied Health in Glover 230.