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    Dec 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Section One: Academic Regulations


Return to: College Regulations and Policies  


Please note: College Regulations and Policies are subject to change. The website will always contain the most up-to-date information.

I. Rules for Evaluation of College Transcripts

  1. Courses for which a grade of D has been earned will be accepted in transfer according to the Maryland transfer policy. Refer to particular programs for exceptions.
     
  2. Carroll Community College will accept credits for those courses that fit the curriculum in which the student is enrolled and for which there is an equivalent course listed in the College catalog. Elective credits may be given for other courses if the Carroll Community College curriculum in which the student is enrolled makes provision for electives.
     
  3. Transfer credit (including credit earned via credit by exam or the College Level Examination Program/ CLEP) will be accepted in transfer even if the course has been attempted at Carroll and may improve the student’s Carroll Community College grade point average if the student has previously been unsuccessful in the course (higher grade (T) replaces lower grade). A course taken at Carroll Community College, but repeated at another institution, will be removed from calculation of the student’s Carroll Community College cumulative GPA if the grade for the Carroll Community College course is lower than the grade earned for the accepted transfer course. Consult with an academic advisor for additional details.
     
  4. Courses designated by another Maryland institution as General Education courses will be accepted in transfer provided the student has earned a “D” grade or higher. ENGL 101 , by Maryland law, however, requires a C grade.
     
  5. Courses are evaluated without preference to national or regional institutional accreditation, nor course mode of delivery. Students may be required to provide syllabi for course evaluation.
     
  6. Non-General Education courses cannot be substituted where General Education courses are required.
     
  7. Students must earn 25% of the credit for a degree or certificate from Carroll Community College to meet the College’s residency requirement (per Code of Maryland regulation).
     
  8. Carroll Community College follows COMAR 13B with regard to appeal of transfer evaluation. Faculty evaluate course syllabi as needed with appeals directed through the reporting structure (program director to division chair to provost).
     
  9. For evaluation and posting, international high school and college records must be translated into English and provide a course-by-course description of the student’s academic record. Carroll prefers the interpretation provided by World Education Services (www.wes.org/fees/evaltypes.asp), but will accept translations by members of the National Association of Credentialing Evaluation Services (http://naces.org/).

II. Classification of Students

All students enrolled in the College are classified into one or a combination of the following categories:

  1. Freshman or Sophomore
    1. Matriculated students who have received credits for 30 or more term hours are classified as sophomores.
    2. Matriculated students with less than 30 credits are classified as freshman.
       
  2. Full-Time or Part-Time
    1. Full-time students are those who are enrolled for 12 or more billable hours.
    2. Part-time students are those who are enrolled for less than 12 billable hours.
       
  3. Regular
    An applicant planning to work towards the Associate’s Degree or Certificate as either a full-time or part-time student will be admitted as a regular student, if the student has a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (i.e. G.E.D.).
     
  4. Special
    Special students are those who are taking coursework for personal enrichment, or do not have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (i.e. G.E.D.).
     
  5. Transient
    Persons enrolled at other collegiate institutions can be enrolled as transient students, usually for a summer or other single term.
     
  6. Released Time/Dual Enrollment
    Students currently enrolled in a local secondary school and planning to enroll as a part-time student at the College must submit, in addition to the Enrollment Application and official high school transcript, written authorization for “released time,” including any course selection requirements, from a high school official.
     
  7. Early Admission
    An Early Admission student chooses to by-pass the traditional senior year of high school. An “early admission” student is expected to show an above average achievement record, typically defined as a “B” grade point average. An individual considering “early admission” should discuss their intention with a high school official in the junior year. To apply as an “early admit,” a student must submit an Enrollment Application, official high school transcript together with SAT/ACT scores, if available, and written authorization for a “waiver” from a high school official, including course selection requirements.
     
  8. Program Restrictions
    The College retains the responsibility and right to restrict a student’s program of study and to limit the number of credits attempted in order to improve the student’s learning skills. The College may limit the first term credit load, suggest remedial courses, and/or require certain placements in the following cases:
    1. When the student does not offer a pattern of high school courses which contains satisfactory prerequisites for the specific curriculum he/she elects at the College.
    2. When a student intending to study full time does not present evidence of satisfactory academic achievement and does not present satisfactory evidence of strength on the college placement examination (or SAT or ACT).
    3. When a student applying under the “early admission” plan (i.e., students waiving the entire senior year of high school) does not present evidence of above average high school achievement and/or other factors related to successful management of college work.
    4. When a student has been academically dismissed from another institution of higher education.

III. Credit for Prior Learning

Academic course credit for prior learning will be awarded to students of the College who have proven competency (by licensure, credential, etc.) equivalent to learning achieved in certain courses offered by the College. Credits awarded for prior learning will be posted on the student’s permanent record when the credit is awarded.

  1. General Regulations and Procedures
    1. Students who think their prior learning is equivalent to the knowledge or skill outcomes of certain college courses should contact the Advising and Transfer Center, room A102. This procedure is strongly recommended so that an advisor and the student may explore the appropriateness of the student’s interest, the college courses most closely related to the student’s prior learning, and the specific procedures to be followed.
    2. Students must complete an application for credit for prior learning and submit the application to the chairperson of the department in which the course is assigned. The chairperson will conduct an initial screening of the applicant’s request to determine if the student has acquired sufficient prior learning to attempt credit by examination with a reasonable expectation of being successful.
    3. Individual departments will decide and inform the Records Office of courses in which credit for prior learning is available. Obtain the Credit for Prior Learning form from Records.
    4. Credits awarded for prior learning may not be accepted as transfer credit by other institutions.
    5. Students who request credit for prior learning will be charged a fee of one half of the tuition for the course (payable prior to the assessment of learning activity or review of portfolio). Continuing Education and Training students who have completed a parallel Carroll Continuing Education course will pay $50.00 instead of one half of the tuition to obtain credit.
    6. Students must complete 25% of the credits for a certificate or degree at Carroll Community College.
    7. Credits awarded for prior learning do not count towards satisfying the College residency requirements for graduation.
    8. Credits awarded for prior learning will appear on the permanent record with the notation “Credit for Prior Learning by Examination” or “Credit for Prior Learning by CLEP,” as appropriate.
    9. No letter grade will be assigned for credits awarded for prior learning. Thus, the student’s GPA will not include performance demonstrated in the achievement of credit for prior learning. These creedits do not count toward “residency” credits.
    10. Notification of credit awarded for prior learning for a course will be submitted to the Records Office on the appropriate form by the chairperson of the department in which the course is assigned. Residual material such as tests, test portfolios, or score answer sheets must be retained by the Records Office or the department chairperson.
    11. Each department may set its own guidelines as far as the number of times a student is allowed to attempt to take a course through credit by examination.
    12. For the purpose of GPA calculation, transfer credit (including credit earned via credit by exam or the College Level Examination Program) will be accepted in transfer even if the course has been attempted at Carroll.
    13. The appropriate academic department will send the Credit for Prior Learning form to the Records Office regarding the outcomes of all attempts to receive credit for prior learning. The Records Office will send official notice of the outcome to the student.
    14. Students may either receive credit for prior learning in a course or may receive credit by completing a course in the traditional manner, but not both.
       
  2. Examination Content
    1. Examinations, whenever possible, should be based on nationally recognized standardized tests.
    2. Where appropriate, examinations will be constructed and administered by the department responsible for the course.
    3. Oral examinations, portfolios, practical application tests, or performances may be used in addition to or in place of written examinations. A portfolio may include books, articles, written reports, representative works (painting, sculpture, computer programs, musical compositions, etc.)
    4. Identification of the courses in which credit by examination is available will be the decision of the individual departments concerned. Each department will determine the kind of evidence and the mode of evaluation it requires for the granting of credit.
    5. The evaluation is based on the objectives of the courses offered at Carroll Community College and their comparability to the learning gained through the student’s prior experiences.
       
  3. Exams
    Students interested in earning credit via the credit by completing an exam should meet with the appropriate department chair or academic advisor. Credits earned in this manner are rarely recognized by other institutions. Continuing Education and Training students who have completed a parallel Carroll Continuing Education course will pay $50.00 instead of one half of the tuition to obtain credit.
    Carroll Community College Course Credit Awarded
    ECE 101 - Child Growth and Development   3
    ECE 104 - Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education   3
    ECE 105 - Infants & Toddlers: Development & Care   3
    ECE 115 - School-Age Care (SAC)   3
    ECE 110 - Nutrition, Health, & Safety in Early Childhood Education   3
    ECE 210 - Child Care Administration   3
    CIS 101 - Intro. to Computer Information Systems   3
    HIST 101 - Western Civilization 1     3
    HIST 102 - Western Civilization 2   3
    HIST 105 - History of the United States to 1876   3
    HIST 106 - History of the United States From 1876   3
    HIT 111 - Medical Terminology   3
    MATH 115 - Introduction to Statistical Methods        4
    MATH 121 - Introduction to College Mathematics   3
    MATH 123 - Precalculus Pt. 1 College Alg. With Trig   4
    MATH 124 - Precalc Pt.2: Trig/Adv.Algebra   3
    MATH 130 - Precalculus   5
    MATH 135 - Calculus of a Single Variable 1   4
    OFFC 101 - Keyboarding 1 for Comp Usage   1
    OFFC 102 - Keyboarding 2 for Computer Usage   3
       
  4. Credit by Portfolio
    Credit by Portfolio is available for the following courses. See an academic advisor for information.
    ENGL 218 - Creative Writing      3
    ENGL 219 - Writing Creative Nonfiction   3

     
  5. Credit by CLEP
    The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a national program of credit by examination. CLEP has its own fee schedule. Individual departments will determine which courses students may be awarded credit via CLEP. Students must submit official copies of their examination results to the Records Office for evaluation and posting (Carroll does not charge an additional fee to post credits). Effective July 1, 2001, students who score 50 or higher on any computerized CLEP exam (except where another score is indicated below), will be granted credit if applicable to the program of study. Credit may be granted for additional CLEP exams other than those listed below. See the appropriate department chairperson for assistance.
    Carroll Community College Course Carroll Credits Awarded CLEP Exam
    ACCT 101   3 Financial Accounting
    BIOL 101 /BIOL 102   8 Biology
    BUAD 205   3 Business Law, Introductory
    CHEM Elective 3 Chemistry
    CIS 101   3 Information Systems and Computer Applications
    ECON 100    3 Micro Economics, Principles of
    ECON 102   3 Macro Economics, Principles of
    EDUC 125   3 Educational Psychology
    ENGL 102  (if C in ENGL 101 ) 3 Analyze and Interpret Literature
    FREN 100  /FREN 102   6 French Level 1 (score of 50)
    FREN 100 /FREN 102 /FREN 201 /FREN 202   12 French Level 2 (score of 59)
    GERM 100  /GERM 102   6 German Level 1 (score of 50)
    GERM 100 /GERM 102 /GERM 201 /GERM 202   12 German Level 2 (score of 59)
    HIST 101   3 Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
    HIST 102   3 Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
    HIST 105   3 History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877
    HIST 106   3 History of the U.S. II: 1865 to the Present
    HIST Elective 3 African American History
    HUMT Elective 3 Humanities (Fine Arts only)
    MATH General Education 3 College Algebra
    MATH 121   3 College Mathematics
    MATH 130   5 Precalculus
    MATH 135   4 Calculus
    MKTG 201   3 Marketing, Principles of
    MGMT 201   3 Management, Principle of
    PSLS 100   3 American Government
    PSYC 101   3 Psychology, Introductory
    PSYC 211   3 Psychology, Human Growth and Development
    Science Elective 6 Natural Sciences
    SOC 101   3 Sociology, Introductory
    SPAN 100 /SPAN 102   6 Spanish Level 1 (score of 50)
    SPAN 100 /SPAN 102 /SPAN 201 /SPAN 202   12 Spanish Level 2 (score of 63)
    SPAN 100 /​SPAN 102   6 Spanish with Writing (score of 50)
    SPAN 100 /​SPAN 102 ,SPAN 201 ,SPAN 202   12 Spanish with Writing (score of 65)

     
  6. Credit by Advanced Placement Exams
    The College participates in the Advanced Placement Examination Program, which is administered by the College Entrance Examination Board and is coordinated through the high schools. Students must submit an official copy of their examination results to the Records Office for evaluation and posting. Note that transfer partners generally require original results and may set different score requirements. Carroll credit is awarded in accordance to the following table:
    Carroll Community College Course Carroll Credits Awarded AP Exams Minimum Score
    ART 101       3 Art-2D 3
    ART 110   3 Art-3D 3
    ART 120   3 Art Studio-Drawing 3
    ART 135 ART 136   6 Art History 3
    BIOL 101 BIOL 102   8 Biology 4
    CHEM 105 CHEM 106   8 Chemistry 4
    CIS 105   3 Computer Science Principles 3
    CIS 132   3 Computer Science A 3
    ECON 100   3 Micro Economics 3
    ECON 102   3 Macro Economics 3
    ENGL 101   3 English Language and Comp 4
    ENGL 102   3 English Literature and Comp 4
    FREN 100 FREN 102   6 French 3
    GERM 100 GERM 102   6 German 3
    HIST 101   3 History, World 3
    HIST 102   3 History, European 3
    HIST 105 HIST 106   6 History, American 3
    MATH 115     4 Statistics 4
    MATH 135   4 Calculus AB or AB Subscore 4
    MATH 135  /MATH 136   8 Calculus BC 4
    MUSIC 105       3 Music Theory 3
    MUSIC 105 MUSIC 110   6 Music Theory 4
    MUSIC 110 MUSIC 111   6 Music Theory 5
    MUSIC 112   1 Music Aural sub Score 4
    MUSIC 112 MUSIC 113   2 Music Aural sub score 5
    PHYS 101    4 Physics1 4
    PHYS 102   4 Physics 2 4
    PHYS 111   4 Physics-C Mechanics 4
    PHYS 212   4 Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 4
    PSLS 100   3 Government and Politics 3
    PSYC 101   3 Psychology 3
    Science General Education 3 Environmental Science 4
    SPAN 100 /SPAN 102   6 Spanish 3

     
  7. Credit for Licensure
    Upon paying the appropriate credit for prior learning fee (½ the tuition of the course) and upon providing evidence of current licensure or certification, students who are licensed medical professionals, such as LPN, RN, EMT P(Paramedic), OT, OTA, PT, PTA, etc., will be granted credit for HLTH 101 - The Science & Theory of Health And Wellness . If there is a question regarding the student’s appropriate health care background, the Provost will be final arbiter.

     
  8. Credit for Apprenticeship Training
    Students who have satisfactorily completed a formal apprenticeship training program approved by the Apprenticeship Training Council, the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training or the College may receive credits to apply toward graduation. (The College approval will be determined by the appropriate department of the College.) Credit is generally granted at a rate equivalent to six credits per year of apprenticeship. General elective credits will be granted unless equivalent courses are offered by the College, as determined by the appropriate academic department.

    To forward proof of your apprenticeship to the Records Office, please contact the manager of apprenticeship for labor and industry, at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) at 410-767-2246 or info@mdapprenticeship.com.

     
  9. Maryland State Police and Correctional Training Commissions
    Graduates of entrance-level police training programs approved by the Maryland State Police and Correctional Training Commissions approved training programs may receive credits from Carroll Community College or as determined by the faculty coordinator (revised 10/4/2019; see the program director for restrictions and requirements, including completion of 15 Carroll credits prior to award of these credits):
    CRIM 101 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice Sys            
    CRIM 104 - First Responder  
    CRIM 106 - Law Enforcement and the Community  
    CRIM 110 - Criminal Law  
    CRIM 111 - Criminal Evidence and Procedure  
    CRIM 114 - Constitutional Law for Police  
    CRIM 130 - Introduction to Homeland Security  
    CRIM 205 - Criminal Justice Ethics  
    CRIM 215 - Patrol Operations  
    CRIM 220 - Basic Criminal Investigation  
    CRIM 225 - Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation  
    LEA 101 - Emergency Vehicle Operations      
    LEA 102 - Defensive Tactics   
    LEA 103 - Police Arsenal and Procedures   
    LEA 104 - Forensic Science  
    Total Credits: 45

     
  10. Career Connections/Carroll County Public Schools Career and Technology Program Articulations.
    Carroll Community College maintains several articulation agreements with Carroll County Public Schools. These agreements are updated annually. Currently, students who have completed and met grade requirements for programs in; Administrative Assistant; Early Childhood Education; Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM); and Print Production may articulate (T grade on the transcript) courses to the College.


CCPS Early Childhood Education will be articulated as:

CCPS Project Lead the Way Computer Science will be articulated as:

CCPS Physical Rehab program will be articulated as:

CCPS Print Production will be articulated as:


CCPS Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) will be articulated as:

With appropriate course achievement and score on the Carroll final exam, CCPS Accounting or Financial Services programs and Criminal Justice/Homeland Security program may be transcripted (earned letter grade on the transcript) as:
CCPS Accounting or Financial Services programs

CCPS Criminal Justice/Homeland Security may be transcripted as:

  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice Sys  (3 credits)
    (Total Carroll credits awarded: 3)
    To post articulated CCPS credits on Carroll’s records, send an official Carroll County Public Schools transcript and signed Career Connections program completion documents to the Carroll Community College Records Office within two years of CCPS graduation.
  1. International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits
    Carroll Community College awards credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. To receive credit, students must send an official transcript to the Records Office. The requirements for acceptance of IB exam credits varies greatly depending on the institution. Credits accepted by Carroll may not transfer to other 2- or 4-year institutions. Please check with your potential transfer colleges. Credit may be awarded for additional IB exams other than those listed below. The transcript evaluator in Records will query the appropriate chairperson for a decision upon receiving official transcripts. Note: HL=Higher Level; SL=Standard Level
    Carroll Equivalent Credits Awarded Carroll IB Exam Minimum Score
    BIOL 101 / BIOL 102   8 Biology HL 4
    BIOL 100   4 Biology SL 4
    ENGL-103 3 English HL 5
    Not Accepted 0 English SL N/A
    MATH-GENED 3 Math HL or SL 3
    SPAN 100   3 Spanish SL 3

     
  2. Credit for Industry Certification
    Upon paying the appropriate credit for prior learning fee (½ the tuition of the course) and upon providing evidence of current licensure or certification, a student who holds a current industry-recognized certification may be granted credit. Unless noted otherwise on the credential, currency will be defined as within three years. Certificate and degree residency requirements oblige 25% of the coursework in a program be completed at Carroll. The following equivalents have been identified. Please contact the discipline faculty chair or program director for consideration of other credentials.
    Carroll Equivalent Credits Awarded Credential
    CGR 130   3 Adobe Premier Certification
    CYBR 108      3 CompTIA A+ Certification
    CYBR 121   3 CompTIA Network+ Certification
    CYBR 122   3 CompTIA Security+ Certification
    CYBR 151 /CYBR 152   6 Cisco CCENT Certification
    CYBR 181   3 Microsoft MCP Certification (Windows Server)
    CYBR 182   3 CompTIA Linux+ Certification
    CYBR 241   3 Certified Ethical Hacker Certification
    DFAB 105 /DFAB 205   6 Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA)
    DFAB 106 /DFAB 206 /DFAB 206 /DFAB 207   12 Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP)
    ECE 100 /ECE 110   6 National Credential Prgrm Child Development Associate (CDA)
    HES 200   4 ACE Personal Trainer Certification
    HIT 111 /HIT 121 /HIT 122   9 AHIMA Certified Coding Associate+
    HIT 111 /HIT 115 /HIT 121 /HIT 122   13 AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist +
    HIT 111 /HIT 115 /HIT 121 /HIT 122 /HIT 222   19 AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist =
    HIT 111 /HIT 115 /HIT 121 /HIT 122   13 AHIMA Certified Coding Spec-Physician Based+#
    HIT 111 /HIT 121 /HIT 122   9 AAPC Certified Professional Coder+#
    SUAS 101   3 FAA Remote Pilot Certificate
    SUAS 102   3 FAA Visual Line of Sight

    +One year work experience directly applying codes in an inpatient and/or outpatient care setting within the last 18 months is required in addition to certification to receive credits.
    =Two years of work experience directly applying codes in an inpatient care setting within the last three years is required in addition to certification to receive credits.
    #HIT 122  awarded only upon successful completion of HIT-297, a one-credit course on ICD-10-PCS.
     
  3.  DSST
    Carroll Equivalent Credits Awarded DSST Exam
    ANTH 101     3 General Anthropology
    BUAD 101   3 Introduction to Business
    BUAD 201   3 Business Ethics
    CRIM 101   3 Criminal Justice
    CRIM 106   3 Introduction to Law Enforcement
    FN 100   3 Personal Finance
    FN 215   3 Principles of Finance
    PSYC 211   3 Lifespan Development Psychology
    PSYC 235   3 Fundamentals of Counseling

    Types of Non-Traditional Learning Summary

    Sources Credit? Type of Credit Grades/Scores
    AP Program (CEEB) Yes Elective & required See AP list (above)
    CLEP Yes Elective & required See CLEP list
    DANTES/DSST Yes Elective & required See DSST list
    Military Credit Yes Elective & required  
    High School Articulation Yes Elective & required  
    Other Articulation Agreements 
       (Proprietary, Public Agencies)
    Yes Elective & required  
    Apprenticeship Yes 1,2 Elective  
  1. Must be evaluated by department chair in which credit is awarded
  2. Only upon confirmation of successful completion of full apprenticeship program

IV. Academic Course Load

Students may not be registered for more than 18 credits during the fall or spring term, or more than 7 credits during any summer or winter term without permission from the Senior Director of Advising and Retention or designee.

V. Curriculum Changes

Changes in curriculum may be made at any time by meeting with an academic advisor.

VI. Grades and Grade Reports

Paper grade reports are not issued; students should check Lynx Student Portal at the end of each term to verify final grades. If a paper grade report is needed, please contact the Records Office during the term and a copy will be mailed after grades are posted.

  1. The scale of grades for the official record is as follows, and all College course syllabi must reflect this grading scale:
     
    Grades Quality Points
    A 90% or more 4.000
    B+ 87% to 89% 3.500
    B 80% to 86% 3.000
    C+ 77% to 79% 2.500
    C 70% to 76% 2.000
    D+ 67% to 69% 1.500
    D 60% to 66% 1.000
    F less than 60% 0.000

    The following grades are also awarded for courses.
    No quality point value is assigned to these grades.
    AT Registered for audit
    I Incomplete (See paragraph “D” below)
    S Satisfactory
    T Transfer
    TD Transfer with D Grade
    U Unsatisfactory
    W Withdrew (See Section IX)

     
  2. Students may or may not receive transfer credit for a grade of “D,” depending on the course and the program of study. Students should consult with an advisor.
     
  3. Any challenge to a student’s final grade must be presented to the instructor no later than 30 days after the end of final exams for the term. If the instructor is unavailable or the student wishes to appeal decision of the instructor, contact department/division chairperson (see the appeal process for specific time lines). Grade challenges will not be considered after that time.
     
  4. The grade “I” is issued when a student, because of illness or unavoidable circumstances corroborated by the instructor, has not completed the course objectives and has requested to do so by contracting with the instructor and arranging to complete the outstanding portion of the work. The student must complete the outstanding course objective(s) within 30 days of the end of the term. At the end of 30 days, if the outstanding work has not been completed, the instructor will change the “I” to the grade the student earned.
     
  5. If a student repeats a course, only the highest grade and its credits will be used in computing the Grade Point Average. All courses taken will become part of the student’s permanent record.
     
  6. A student who registers as an audit will not receive credit for the course. The student is expected to attend class sessions and participate fully in the course. However, completion of examinations and other course assignments is not required. All current tuition and fee charges are applicable. Students who are auditing courses must meet course prerequisites and are not eligible to receive tutoring. Audited courses do not satisfy prerequisite requirements for other courses. Audited courses are noted on the transcript with the final grade of AT. The AT grade is not calculated in the cumulative GPA.

    During registration, a student may register for a course on an audit basis as long as prerequisites are met. After registration, a student will be allowed to audit a course only with the prior approval of the instructor of the course. An Audit Form is to be submitted to the Records Office. A student will have until the end of the withdrawal period (60% of the course–generally, until the ninth week of the course during the fall and spring terms or until the end of the second week of the course during the winter and summer terms) to change to audit.
     
  7. Students who do not report for the final examination and do not contact the instructor within 24 hours or have made no other arrangements with the instructor will be given an “F” on the exam. An appeal to make up the examination may be made through the department/division chairperson.
     
  8. The Grade Point Average is determined by multiplying the term hours of each course by the number of quality points corresponding to the term grade for the course. The total of all such points for the period is divided by the number of term hours attempted for the period. This average is computed only for credit courses. A student is expected to maintain a scholastic average that will indicate a level of competent achievement in his/her courses and qualify the student for graduation.
  9. Academic Amnesty will have the effect of removing selected unsuccessful course attempts from grade point average (GPA) calculation. This recalculation will allow students to improve their GPAs and move closer to good standing. It may also improve opportunities for transfer and scholarship qualification. Carroll students may request Academic Amnesty, if the following criteria are met:

    • Carroll course grades must be 5 years old or older to be considered for Amnesty.

    • Students must successfully complete 6 college-level credits with C grades or better since the Amnesty-requested grades.

    • Students must be currently registered for credit courses at Carroll.

    • A maximum of 5 courses (D, D+, or F) grades may be considered for Amnesty. 

    • One request for Amnesty can be granted; once granted, Amnesty will not be reversed.

    • Financial aid appeals are considered separately and all grades are considered (amnesty does not improve financial aid qualification). Students should contact Financial Aid for details.  .

    Amnesty-granted grades will remain on the transcript, but will be nullified (credit value will be manipulated to zero to remove the quality points from the GPA calculation). Prior Probation and/or Suspension marks will remain on the transcript and a notation of “Academic Amnesty Applied” will be posted on the transcript on the term(s) where grades were forgiven. To request consideration for Academic Amnesty, meet with an advisor for guidance. Your advisor will forward an official request to the Records Office for processing.

VII. Scholastic Honors

  1. Dean’s List
    The Dean’s List announces those students who have achieved outstanding scholastic success during each term. To qualify, a student must meet the following conditions: have earned a grade point average of 3.500 or better, have completed six credits or more during that academic term, and not have been subject to any academic action.
     
  2. Graduation with Honors
    Students who qualify for a degree and whose cumulative grade point average is 3.500 to 3.749 will be graduated Cum Laude (with honors); those with a grade point average from 3.750 to 3.899 will be graduated Magna Cum Laude (with high honors); and those with a grade point average from 3.900 to 4.000 will be graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors). Final GPAs will be calculated at the end of the graduation term, prior to diploma preparation, and diplomas will be marked with official honor distinctions.
     
  3. Commencement Recognition
    The GPA as of May 1 prior to the commencement ceremony will determine whether a student is recognized as graduating with honors during the ceremony. Students holding a 3.500 or higher may wear a gold honor cord.

VIII. Withdrawal and Course Changes

  1. A student wishing to withdraw from classes must complete a Registration/Schedule Change form (accepted in person, by mail or fax). A student may drop a course by completing a Registration/Schedule Change form, have the form signed by an advisor or course instructor, and then submit the form to the Records Office. (If unable to submit the form in person, a student may mail or fax a written request to drop course(s) to the Records Office no later than the official deadline (posted each term at www.carrollcc.edu/refund). Courses dropped (deleted) during the refund period of the term (7% of the instruction time) will not be posted on the student’s academic record. Any student who stops attending a course(s) without following the prescribed procedures will not be eligible for refund of tuition and the grade the student earns will appear on the student’s academic record.
     
  2. An administrative withdrawal is defined as a withdrawal initiated by the administration for disciplinary reasons or because extenuating circumstances prevent the student from physically completing the withdrawal process in person.

IX. Withdrawal/Refund Dates

Withdrawal has two implications. Students should be concerned about possible refunds as well as grades. Note that winter and summer terms are short (in general, 2 days allowed for refund). For specific term information, consult www.carrollcc.edu/refund. In general, the refund period for full-term fall and spring terms is the first seven calendar days of the term.

Action Timing for Full-Term Courses Grade Refund
Refund Prior to/during the first calendar week of the term (7% of the class) No Grade Full Refund
Withdrawal After the first week until 60% of the class W Grade No Refund
Graded After the 60% point and until the end of the class Earned Grade No Refund

Classes running less than 15 weeks have shorter refund and withdrawal periods. Accelerated courses, including winter and summer terms, follow the same pattern, but the timeline is condensed:

  1. Instruction during these courses is accelerated (15 calendar weeks of instruction are condensed into 4 - 13 weeks.)
     
  2. When courses are scheduled to run less than the full 15-week term, the refund period will be 7% of the instruction time and the withdrawal period will be 60% of the instruction time for the miniterm, per the following chart.
Duration of course
(in weeks)
Refund Date Calculation
(days from start of miniterm)
 
13 - 15 7  
11 - 12 6  
10 5  
7 - 9 4  
5 - 6 3  
3 - 4 2  

Students may contact the Records Office, A112, or carrollcc.edu/refund for assistance in confirming dates and logistics for withdrawing from a course(s). To qualify for a refund, a student must officially drop a course via Lynx Student Portal or by forwarding a Registration/Schedule Change form to the Records Office within the time period cited above. After the refund period, students cannot drop via Lynx Student Portal and must consult with an advisor about withdrawing (and obtain a signature) and turn the form in at the Records Office for processing. A student who withdraws during the withdrawal period continues to be financially responsible for their course(s). A student who stops attending or does not follow prescribed withdrawal procedures is not only financially responsible for tuition and fees, but will receive the final grade earned for the course, usually an F.

Students who miss a refund or withdrawal deadline and wish to request special consideration by the appeals committee should email details of their situation, including appropriate documentation, to studentaffairs@carrollcc.edu. The appeals committee meets monthly to review such requests.

X. Refund Process

  1. Students who drop courses prior to the starting date of a term and through the first 7% of the term are eligible for a 100% refund of tuition and related fees. After this time, no refund will be granted. (See www.carrollcc.edu/refund for term specific information.) To qualify for a refund, a student must officially drop a course(s) online (if eligible) or by submitting a Registration/Schedule Change form to the Records Office within the time period as cited in the paragraph above. A student who fails to attend a course(s), or stops attending a course(s), but who does not formally delete a course(s) in writing or via Lynx Student Portal, will continue to be financially responsible for all tuition and fees related to the course(s) and will receive the grade earned, usually an “F,” for the course(s). This refund policy applies to all students who have registered for courses, including financial aid recipients. A student who has any outstanding debt to the College will first have the refund applied to the payment of the debt.
     
  2. Course cancellations or changes in schedules caused by College action will entitle the student to full refund.
     
  3. Any student who stops attending a course(s) without taking the necessary official action will be ineligible for a refund.
     
  4. Students with extenuating circumstances may contact the appeals committee, studentaffairs@carrollcc.edu, to request special consideration.

XI. Standards of Academic Progress

A student is expected to achieve success during any academic term in which he/she is enrolled at the College. A student who is not making satisfactory academic progress is subject to academic action.

  1. Academic Probation
    A student who does not maintain a 2.000 cumulative GPA will be placed on academic probation. A notation of academic probation will be posted to a student’s transcript for any fall/spring term in which the cumulative GPA falls below 2.000. A student who is placed on academic probation is required to meet with a member of the advising staff to review grades and educational goals and may be subjected to a restricted course load.

    A student will continue on probation as long as their cumulative GPA remains below 2.000. To be removed from academic probation, a student must achieve the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000. A student placed on academic probation, who is not making satisfactory academic progress according to the academic standards stated above, will be notified in writing that continued poor performance may result in academic suspension.
     
  2. Academic Suspension
    A student who is placed on academic probation for any three (3) fall or spring terms, and does not make satisfactory academic progress according to the standards stated below, as determined by the total credit hours attempted and cumulative GPA earned, will be academically suspended from the College for one (1) calendar year. The suspension shall begin following the end of the fall or spring term in which the student was suspended. In addition, the notation of academic suspension will be posted to the student’s transcript.
     
    Total Credit Hours Attempted Minimum Cumulative GPA  
    1 - 12 1.500  
    13 - 29 1.750  
    30 and above 2.000  

    An academically suspended student may submit an appeal in writing to be re-admitted, citing extenuating circumstances. See Readmission Policy, below. A student who has been academically suspended will be eligible to return to the College after meeting with the Associate Provost of Student Affairs and according to the following schedule:
     
    Academic Term Suspension Imposed Eligible to Return  
    2019 spring term 2020 summer term  
    2019 fall term 2021 winter term  
    2020 spring term 2022 summer term  
    2020 fall term 2022 winter term  

     
  3. A student who is academically suspended a second time will separate from the College for a period of three (3) calendar years. Any student suspended more than two (2) times must seek approval for readmission from the appeals committee by writing to studentaffairs@carrollcc.edu. The committee meets monthly.
    (Revisions approved by Academic Council, December 2012)

XII. Readmission Policy

  1. Students who withdraw from the College will be eligible for readmission at any time.
     
  2. A student academically suspended from the College for the first time because of unsatisfactory academic performance will be eligible for readmission twelve months after the end of the term in which he or she was suspended. An academically suspended student desiring immediate readmission must appeal in writing to the suspension appeals committee at studentaffairs@carrollcc.edu at least two weeks prior to the first day of the academic term for which the student seeks readmission. Readmission will be reviewed with the possibility of a limit placed on the number of credits to be attempted. Under exceptional circumstances, immediate readmission with restrictions may be granted by the committee. The College reserves the right to deny readmission and/or admission to individual curricula.
     
  3. Students who are suspended from Carroll occasionally enroll at other institutions during the suspension period. Please note that transfer credit (including credit earned via credit by exam or the College Level Examination Program/CLEP) will be accepted in transfer even if the course has been attempted at Carroll, and may improve the student’s Carroll Community College grade point average.
  4. Students who are suspended due to a third or more probation, but achieved a term GPA of above a 2.0 will be automatically readmitted by virtue of an Automatic Suspension Appeal. 

  5. Students who do not enroll for two consecutive years must follow the curricula and requirements in effect when they re-enroll.

XIII. Repeated Courses

Policy

No course may be taken more than twice without the approval of the division chairperson, program director, or a designated representative. When a student repeats a course, the highest grade awarded and corresponding credits will be used in computing the grade point average. All courses taken are included on the student’s academic record.

Please note that transfer credit, including credit earned via credit by exam or the College Level Examination Program, (CLEP), will be accepted in transfer even if the course has been attempted at Carroll. The grade earned for a course taken at another institution will not be counted in the student’s Carroll Community College grade point average. The grade earned for a course taken at Carroll Community College, but repeated at another institution, will be removed from calculation of the student’s Carroll Community College cumulative GPA if the grade for the Carroll Community College course is lower than the grade earned for the accepted transfer course. Consult with the transcript evaluator for additional details.

Procedure for Third Attempt

ELL or ENG: To repeat a transitional English course for the third time or more, submit a letter of appeal along with any supporting documentation to Ms. Susan Sies, the Chairperson for Transitional Studies and Academic Services, c/o the Academic Center/room L-288, no later than two (2) weeks before the beginning of a term. Students requesting to repeat an English course for the third time may be required to attend a workshop for study skills.

MAT or MATH: Math students repeating classes for the third time will be required to meet with Jenelle Cutitta, Math Success Navigator, to design a success plan. Visit room K302 or email jcutitta@carrollcc.edu to arrange an appointment. It is strongly recommended that this be completed no later than two (2) weeks before the beginning of a term.

To repeat a Science or English (ENGL) course, visit Academic Advising.

To repeat any other course for the third time, please see the division chair (noted on your syllabus) for that course–contact Advising for assistance with determining the appropriate contact and their location, 410-386-8430 or room A102.

XIV. Attendance Policy

A student is fully accountable for performing on schedule all tasks necessary to fulfill the objectives of each course, and he/she may expect that such performance may consist of classroom, laboratory, or conference participation and experience. Completion of course objectives is the chief criterion used by the College to govern attendance. The attendance policy of Carroll Community College is as follows:

  1. The purpose of an attendance policy at Carroll is the encouragement of class session attendance, in the belief that students who work consistently with their instructors learn more and have higher academic achievement than those who do not.
     
  2. Guidelines for expected attendance in each course are approved at the departmental level and are published in the course syllabus and distributed in writing during the first week of the term by instructors.
     
  3. Students are expected to attend all class sessions except in case of emergency (e.g., illness, death in the family, religious holidays (the observances of which requires restriction of daily activity; see paragraph D.), or when participating in official College functions, e.g. field trips). In these cases notification or verification if requested, will be given to the instructor by the student. In the case of absence for special personal reasons, other than those mentioned above, it is the student’s responsibility to confer with the instructor about whether the absence is to be considered as excused. When determining whether to consider an absence as excused, the instructor may require such evidence as seems appropriate. When a student’s unexcused absences have exceeded the number of class sessions per week, the instructor issues a written warning to the student with a copy forwarded to the Director of Advising and Transfer.
     
  4. Religious observance: Students shall be allowed, whenever practicable, to make-up assignments, quizzes, or exams that are missed due to religious observances. It is the student’s responsibility to contact each instructor and arrange for make-up assignments or examinations. The student is responsible for providing written notification to the instructor(s) within the first two weeks of the term and must identify the religious holiday(s) and the date(s). The written notification will be handed to the instructor(s) personally, understanding that such requests shall be treated confidentially. Students will be limited to no more than two absences per term for religious observance.
     
  5. A student who thinks this policy is being applied unfairly may file a complaint following the Complaint Process for Students.

XV. Final Examination Policy

The Final Examination Policy as stated in the Faculty Handbook is as follows: A final examination week is maintained apart from the designated weeks of instruction and some form of final evaluation must occur during the designated final examination week. The final exam may not count more than 40%, or less than 10%, of the final grade. An course exemption from the exam requirement may be granted when the department chairperson decides it is warranted. The individual instructor, however, is responsible for the scope, format, and appropriateness of the final evaluation. The Final Exam Schedule is available on the college web site at www.carrollcc.edu/examweek. Faculty giving face-to-face exams must hold exams at the assigned day and time. Students who do not report for the final examination and do not contact the instructor within 24 hours will be given a failing grade for the examination. Absence from other tests will be handled at the discretion of the instructor.

A student who has three final exams scheduled on the same day during final exam week, may work through the Registrar’s Office to have one of the exams rescheduled (email lshields@carrollcc.edu for assistance prior to exam week).

XVI. Graduation Requirements

Graduation is not automatic. Students nearing completion of requirements should meet with an academic advisor to confirm graduation requirements and apply to graduate. At this meeting, students indicate their name for their diploma, complete an order for graduation garb (if participating in the commencement ceremony) and discuss post-graduation plans.

Requirements for the Associate of Arts (AA)

  1. Complete at least 60 term-hour credits;
     
  2. Complete a given curriculum as set forth by the College, including not less than 30 credits of General Education courses;
     
  3. Complete 15 credits at Carroll Community College;
     
  4. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 (“C” average);
     
  5. File a graduation application by May 1 for May graduation. For December graduation, apply by December 1. For August graduation, apply by August 1;
     
  6. Carroll Community College is committed to improving the learning experience or all students. As a result, we will need the assistance of the students. Graduation candidates will be required to complete student learning outcomes assessments outlined in the Carroll Community College comprehensive assessment plan prior to the date of graduation. Students will be made aware of any assessments that are required. The results of these assessments will NOT be included on the student’s academic record.
     
  7. Complete 2 required Diversity designated courses

Requirements for the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)

  1. Complete at least 60 term-hour credits;
     
  2. Complete a given curriculum as set forth by the College, including at least 18 credits of General Education courses;
     
  3. Complete 15 credits at Carroll Community College;
     
  4. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 (“C” average);
     
  5. File a graduation application by May 1 for May graduation. For December graduation, apply by December 1. For August graduation, apply by August 1;
     
  6. Carroll Community College is committed to improving the learning experience or all students. As a result, we will need the assistance of the students. Graduation candidates will be required to complete student learning outcomes assessments outlined in the Carroll Community College comprehensive assessment plan prior to the date of graduation. Students will be made aware of any assessments that are required. The results of these assessments will NOT be included on the student’s academic record.
     
  7. Complete 1 required Diversity designated course

Requirements for the Associate of Science (AS)

  1. Complete at least 60 term-hour credits;
     
  2. Complete a given curriculum as set forth by the College, including at least 28 credits of General Education courses;
     
  3. Complete 15 credits at Carroll Community College;
     
  4. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 (“C” average);
     
  5. File a graduation application by May 1 for May graduation. For December graduation, apply by December 1. For August graduation, apply by August 1;
     
  6. Carroll Community College is committed to improving the learning experience or all students. As a result, we will need the assistance of the students. Graduation candidates will be required to complete student learning outcomes assessments outlined in the Carroll Community College comprehensive assessment plan prior to the date of graduation. Students will be made aware of any assessments that are required. The results of these assessments will NOT be included on the student’s academic record.
     
  7. Complete 1 required Diversity-designated course

Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  1. Complete at least 60 term-hour credits;
     
  2. Complete the curriculum as set forth by the College, including at least 18 credits of General Education courses;
     
  3. Complete 15 credits at Carroll Community College;
     
  4. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 (“C” average);
     
  5. File a graduation application by May 1 for May graduation. For December graduation, apply by December 1. For August graduation, apply by August 1. Students who have questions about graduation requirements are urged to discuss them with an academic advisor;
     
  6. Carroll Community College is committed to improving the learning experience or all students. As a result, we will need the assistance of the students. Graduation candidates will be required to complete student learning outcomes assessments outlined in the Carroll Community College comprehensive assessment plan prior to the date of graduation. Students will be made aware of any assessments that are required. The results of these assessments will NOT be included on the student’s academic record.
     
  7. Complete 1 required Diversity-designated course

Requirements for the Associate of Science in Engineering Degree (ASE)

  1. Complete at least the minimum number of credits as specified by the program;
     
  2. Complete the curriculum as set forth by the College, including at least 30 credits of General Education courses; Candidates for the Associate of Science in Engineering degree are required to take ENGL 101 . Another General Education course may be substituted for ENGL 102 .;
     
  3. Complete 15 credits at Carroll Community College;
     
  4. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.500 (“C” average);
     
  5. Earn at least a “C” grade in all physics, chemistry, math, computer science, and engineering courses;
     
  6. File a graduation application by May 1 for May graduation (by March 1 to attend the ceremony). For December graduation, apply by December 1. For August graduation, apply by August 1. Students who have questions about graduation requirements are urged to discuss them with an academic advisor;
     
  7. Carroll Community College is committed to improving the learning experience for all students. As a result, we will need the assistance of the students. Graduation candidates may be required to complete student learning outcomes assessments outlined in the Carroll Community College comprehensive assessment plan prior to the date of graduation. Students will be made aware of any assessments that are required. The results of these assessments will NOT be included on the student’s academic record.
     
  8. Complete 1 required Diversity-designated course

Requirements for the Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (AAT)

  1. Complete the curriculum as set forth by the College;
     
  2. Complete 15 credits at Carroll Community College;
     
  3. Complete not less than 30 credits of General Education courses, including one Diversity-designated course;
     
  4. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.750 and at least a “C” grade in EDUC 121, EDUC 126, and EDUC 131.;
     
  5. Achieve a passing score a Pre-professional Basic Skills test, which includes the Praxis Core exam or qualifying scores on the SAT, ACT, or GRE as determined by the Maryland State Department of Education. Students are encouraged to take the Praxis Core at the completion of 24 credits.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that official, qualified test scores are sent to the Records Office at Carroll Community College. Students who have a 3.0 GPA upon completing AAT degree will be considered as having met the basic skills requirement at Carroll, but may need to meet additional basic skill requirements at their transfer institution. Students who have not met this requirement are prohibited from attending the commencement ceremony;
     
  6. Apply to graduate by the last day of the term (May, August, or December; by March 1 to attend the May commencement ceremony). Students who have questions about graduation requirements are urged to discuss them with the Education faculty chair;
     
  7. Carroll Community College is committed to improving the learning experience or all students. As a result, we will need the assistance of the students. Graduation candidates will be required to complete student learning outcomes assessments outlined in the Carroll Community College comprehensive assessment plan prior to the date of graduation. Students will be made aware of any assessments that are required. The results of these assessments will NOT be included on the student’s academic record.

General Education Courses

Students who enroll in a degree program at Carroll Community College will complete a core of courses referred to as General Education. This course distribution is intended to ensure that students have met the General Education Learning Goals. These General Education courses are transferable to all two and four year public institutions (and many private institutions) in Maryland and are guaranteed so in the Maryland State Transfer Policies.

It is strongly recommended that all students complete both a mathematics and English course within their first 12 credit hours. To ensure maximum success, mathematics and English courses should be taken during consecutive terms until the sequence is completed. All degree seeking students must complete their English and mathematics General Education courses by completion of their first 24 credit hours or registration will be blocked.

Effective 2017/Fall, a grade of C or higher is required in ENGL 101  to meet requirements for graduation, to transfer the course to a 4-year institution, or to enroll in any class for which ENGL 101  is a prerequisite.


Arts and Humanities General Education


General Education Courses


 

Biological and Physical Sciences General Education


General Education Courses


Content of BIOL 101  and BIOL 100  is similar; this combination will not fulfill the Science requirement.

 

English Composition and Literature General Education


General Education Courses


 

Mathematics General Education


 

Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education


 

General Education Electives


General Education Courses


For efficiency, some programs recommend a General Education Elective course(s) from a specific General Education area(s). Select 1-2 classes, according to your program requirements. (Diversity courses are marked.)

 

**ENGL 102  may count as Arts and Humanities course in programs that do not require it in the Composition and Literature requirement.

Diversity Requirement

All associate degree-seeking students must complete one or more General Education Diversity designated course(s). See program requirements for details. These courses explore differences across world cultures, historically marginalized populations, and systems of injustice.


Diversity General Education


XVII. Certificate Requirements

A Certificate is awarded to students in certain designated occupational areas. To be eligible for a Certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the sequence of courses listed in the certificate.
     
  2. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.000 (“C” average) in the applicable courses.
     
  3. Take a minimum of 25% of the courses required in the certificate program at Carroll Community College.
     
  4. Any student expecting to receive the Certificate in May should file a graduation application by May 1; for December, apply by December 1; for August, apply by August 1.

XVIII. Letter of Recognition Requirements

A Letter of Recognition is an informal award (does not appear on the transcript), given to students upon request in certain designated occupational areas. To be eligible for a Letter, a student must meet the following:

  1. Complete the sequence of courses listed in the letter.
     
  2. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.000 (“C” average) in the applicable courses.
     
  3. Take a minimum of 25% of the courses required in the program at Carroll Community College.
     
  4. Any student expecting to receive the Letter of Recognition should file an application for the Letter of Recognition with the Records Office at the end of the term in which the student expects to complete the requirements.

XIX. MHEC Designated Statewide and Health Shortage Programs

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3300 | Toll Free: (800) 974-0203
Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website for information about Statewide programs:
http://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Documents/acadaff/HWSPList.pdf

Students enrolled in statewide programs pay the in-county tuition rate while completing the required courses only. Carroll Community College’s statewide-designated programs are:


Digital Design and Fabrication, A.A.S.


Program Director: Scott Gore · Phone: 410-386-8467 · Email: sgore@carrollcc.edu

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Digital Design and Fabrication prepares students for employment or advancement in such fields as concept modeling, manufacturing, industrial engineering and design, and product design. This program blends emerging technologies such as 3D printing, subtractive manufacturing, and 3D scanning with contemporary design, manufacturing, and production strategies. Graduates of the program, along with industry professionals seeking certifications, are well equipped to compete in an array of emerging fields. 

Degree Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence: (Total Credits: 60)

Program Goals


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze additive manufacturing as a disruptive technology changing approaches to design and manufacturing.
  2. Evaluate designs and digital fabrication concepts.
  3. Develop a research-based, problem-solving design process that demonstrates the parameters of specific project requirements.
  4. Generate a portfolio of prototypes that demonstrates specific human factors and design criteria using industry-standard digital fabrication tools and techniques.
  5. Master industry standard CAD/CAE software, SOLIDWORKS, to obtain industry certifications.

Student Notices


This is a state-wide designated program. Maryland residents taking courses in this program pay the in-county tuition rate.

This program prepares students to complete a variety of industry certifications including the Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification and the following SOLIDWORKS certifications, CSWA, CSWPA-SM, CSWPA-WD, and CSWP. Certification is not guaranteed.

Take the Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification exam upon the completion of DFAB 201 .

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam upon completion of DFAB 105   and DFAB 205 .  

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM) exam upon completion of  DFAB 206 

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Weldment (CSWPA-MD) exam upon completion of DFAB 207 .

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exam upon completion of DFAB 270 .

Diversity requirement: take ART 125 .

 

Digital Design and Fabrication, Certificate


Program Director: Scott Gore · Phone: 410-386-8467 · Email: sgore@carrollcc.edu

The certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication enhances the skills of individuals currently working in the digital fabrication field or prepares students who already have a college degree for employment or advancement in such fields as concept modeling, manufacturing, industrial engineering and design, and product design. This program blends emerging technologies such as 3D printing, subtractive manufacturing, and 3D scanning with contemporary design, manufacturing, and production strategies.

Certificate Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence: (Total Credits: 41)

Program Goals


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze additive manufacturing as a disruptive technology changing approaches to design and manufacturing.
  2. Evaluate designs and digital fabrication concepts.
  3. Develop a research-based, problem-solving design process that demonstrates the parameters of specific project requirements.
  4. Generate a portfolio of prototypes that demonstrates specific human factors and design criteria using industry-standard digital fabrication tools and techniques.
  5. Master industry standard CAD/CAE software, SOLIDWORKS, to obtain industry certifications.

Student Notices


This is a state-wide designated program. Maryland residents taking courses in this program pay the in-county tuition rate.

This program prepares students to complete a variety of industry certifications including the Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification and the following SOLIDWORKS certifications, CSWA, CSWPA-SM, CSWPA-WD, and CSWP. Certification is not guaranteed.

Take the Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification exam upon the completion of DFAB 201 .

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam upon completion of DFAB 105  and DFAB 205 

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM) exam upon completion of  DFAB 206 

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Weldment (CSWPA-MD) exam upon completion of DFAB 207 .

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exam upon completion of DFAB 270 .

View Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this program by visiting www.carrollcc.edu/gainfulemploymentdisclosures.

 

National Registry Paramedic, A.A.S.


Program Director: Chrissy Lippy Barnes · Phone: 410-386-8233 · Email: EMS@carrollcc.edu

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in National Registry Paramedic is to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry Psychomotor and Cognitive Exams and to obtain an entry-level Paramedics position. By providing instruction, clinical rotations at local hospitals, and field experiences with local fire departments, the program strives to prepare undergraduate students who are knowledgeable in advanced life support and able to think critically. This aligns with the institutional mission of educating students to become productive and knowledgeable citizens.

The Carroll Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Degree Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence: (Total Credits: 62)

Program Goals


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Model professional behaviors complimentary to the profession through sound ethical decision making.
  2. Respond as a team leader in emergency situations.
  3. Formulate the proper assessment-based treatment plan for a medical or trauma patient.

Student Notices


This program prepares students to sit for the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) licensure exam, which is currently required for practice in most states, including Maryland. This is a selective admission program intended to serve EMS providers in the state. The format will allow students statewide to complete clinical work at institutions close to home, didactic courses as hybrid online/on site lab combination. The following are required for entrance into the program: Current EMT-B certification (Take EMS-003 and EMS-004 to prepare), active status with an EMS jurisdiction, and completion of any required transitional work.

Students must maintain an overall 2.00 GPA and earn a minimum grade of C in all math and science courses. 

Diversity requirement: take SOC 101 .

This is a designated Maryland Health Manpower Shortage Program. Students who are Maryland residents may attend Health Manpower Shortage Programs at any Maryland public community college at the in-county tuition and fees rate for that institution. Only program courses are eligible for the discount. A complete listing is at https://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Documents/acadaff/HWSPList.pdf

 

National Registry Paramedic, Certificate


Program Director: Chrissy Lippy Barnes · Phone: 410-386-8233 · Email: EMS@carrollcc.edu

The purpose of the certificate program in National Registry Paramedic is to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry Psychomotor and Cognitive Exams and to obtain an entry level Paramedics position. By providing instruction, clinical rotations at local hospitals, and field experiences with local fire departments, the program strives to prepare undergraduate students who are knowledgeable in advanced life support and able to think critically. This aligns with the institutional mission of educating students to become productive and knowledgeable citizens.

The Carroll Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Certificate Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence: (Total Credits: 47)

Program Goals


Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  1. Model professional behaviors complimentary to the profession through sound ethical decision-making
  2. Respond as a team leader in emergency situations.
  3. Formulate the proper assessment-based treatment plan for a medical or trauma patient.

Student Notices


Students must maintain an overall 2.00 GPA and earn a minimum grade of C in all math and science courses. 

This program prepares students to sit for the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) licensure exam, which is currently required for practice in most states, including Maryland. This is a selective admission program intended to serve EMS providers in the state. The format will allow students statewide to complete clinical work at institutions close to home, didactic courses as hybrid online/on site lab combination. The following are required for entrance into the program: Current EMT-B certification (Take EMS 003  and EMS 004  to prepare.), current affiliation with a fire station, and completion of any required transitional work (MAT 095 ENG 002 ).

 

Credit for Prior Learning Emergency Medical
Technician-Basic (EMT)
Cardiac Rescue
Technician-Intermediate (CRT-I)
National Registry Paramedic (NRP)
(Must complete 15 credits at Carroll to meet residency requirement.)
NRP 101   Required Credit Awarded Credit Awarded
NRP 102    Required Credit Awarded Credit Awarded
NRP 103   Required Credit Awarded Credit Awarded
NRP 104   Required Credit Awarded Credit Awarded
NRP 201   Required Required Credit Awarded
NRP 202    Required Required Credit Awarded
NRP 203   Required Required Credit Awarded

 

View Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this program by visiting www.carrollcc.edu/gainfulemploymentdisclosures.

 

Nursing, Registered Nurse, A.S.


  

Program Director: Dr. Nancy Perry · Phone: 410-386-8231 · Email: nperry@carrollcc.edu

Prepares students for the national licensure examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Concept-based curriculum that is current with best practices in healthcare and focused on safety. Strong connection with employers to meet healthcare needs of the community. Faculty are dedicated to helping students achieve academic success. Patient experiences begin immediately in healthcare facilities, during simulations, and with actors portraying patients, and continue throughout the program. A one-to-one practicum experience working with an RN allows application of classroom knowledge in a real-world environment. Regional healthcare facilities are used for clinical experiences.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Degree Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence: (Total Credits: 70)

Fall


Pre-clinical Requirements:

Fall


Pre-clinical Requirements:

Fall


Clinical Requirements:

Spring


Clinical Requirements:

Fall


Clinical Requirements:

Spring


Clinical Requirements:

Program Goals


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Use the nursing process to optimize client health.
  2. Assimilate into the profession of nursing.
  3. Provide patient-centered care.
  4. Engage in evidence-based practice.

Student Notices


* Within 5 years of the first clinical course

= Within 5 years of BIOL 210  and BIOL 215  

# Must have a minimum grade of C

A minimum grade of C is required in all courses in the nursing program. Science courses must be completed within 5 years of entering clinical courses. This program admits students selectively; see admissions procedures and requirements. Minimum entrance GPA is 2.500.

This plan of study prepares students for the natioal licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN).

Diversity requirement: take SOC 101 .

Licensed Practical Nurses, Paramedics, and Military Medics are able to complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program after fulfillment of the application requirements. Admission requirements include:  with an active, unencumbered Maryland (or compact state) practical nursing license (for LPNs); Current State certification as a paramedic and National Board of Registry certification (NREMT) and a graduate of a program accredited by either CCAHEP or a state EMS Board (for Paramedics); or Medic/Corpsman with at least one year of experience (for Military Medics). All students will need to complete NURS-131, NURS-132 and NURS-203 in the summer before beginning the program of study. After successful completion of these courses with a minimum grade of C, students will be awarded nine articulated credits toward the first year of the program. Minimum entrance GPA is 2.500.

Practical Nursing Graduates from Carroll Community College who return within 2 years of completion with an active Maryland unencumbered practical nursing license, fulfillment of the degree requirements, and successful score at the end of the first year HESI exam will not be required to complete any additional courses. Graduates with an active Maryland unencumbered practical nursing license and fulfillment of the degree requirements, who return after more than 2 years after degree completion, will need to successfully complete NURS-203 the summer before they begin the program of study. Minimum entrance GPA is 2.500.

This is a designated Maryland Health Manpower Shortage Program. Students who are Maryland residents may attend Health Manpower Shortage Programs at any Maryland public community college at the in-county tuition and fees rate for that institution. Only program courses are eligible for the discount. A complete listing is available at mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Documents/acadaff/HWSPList.pdf

 

 

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.


Program Director: Sharon Reid · Phone: 410-386-8259 · Email: sreid@carrollcc.edu

The Physical Therapist Assistant is a skilled clinician who works in a variety of clinical settings under the direction of a physical therapist.  A PTA uses advanced techniques to help people of all ages.  The PTA program at Carroll includes campus-based and clinical experiences. Graduates are well-prepared to sit for the licensure examination. 

Degree Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence: (Total Credits: 69)

Program Goals


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Perform quality techniques (manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, balance and equilibrium, developmental techniques) utilizing interventions which have been researched, are evidence based and are founded on patient need.
  2. Communicate with all members of the healthcare team, patients, caregivers, families, administrators, and payers in a culturally competent manner, including defensible documentation.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide appropriate and effective interventions for any patient population.
  4. Adhere to federal and state legal practice standards and institutional regulations related to patient/client care and fiscal management.
  5. Act in a manner consistent with the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant and Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant.

Program Philosophy


Physical therapy is a systematic holistic treatment approach taking into consideration the origin, nature and prognostic expectations of physical dysfunction. The discipline is person-centered and demands active cooperation between the individual patient and therapist. The patient/therapist team should focus on assisting the patient to regain a maximum level of physical function consistent with changing perceptions of expectations and outcomes. Lastly, physical therapy goals are always developed in concert with patient needs and realistic rehabilitative prognosis. To this end, the Carroll Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program is a problem-solving based curriculum that invites modifications based on community needs and resources. In addition, the changing needs and experiences of participating students are addressed in program adjustments throughout the existence of the program.

Program Mission


The mission of the Carroll Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program is threefold. First, the program is committed to providing an atmosphere of shared accountability in the teaching/learning process between program students and faculty. Second, the program provides physical therapy services to the community consistent with the program philosophy described above. Finally, the program administration and instruction is committed to anticipating and addressing issues affecting the physical therapy community at the local, state and national levels.

Student Notices


* Must have a minimum grade of C

A minimum grade of C is required in all pre-clinical courses. Admission to the program is required before taking PTA courses. See the program admission requirements. Students intending to pursue bachelor’s or master’s study should take ENGL 102   for the Arts and Humanities or English Literature choice course. A Diversity course is also required and the recommended Arts and Humanities course.

All General Education requirements must be completed prior to or concurrently with PTA 231. In recognition of the intensity of the program requirements, most PTA students choose to complete all non-PTA coursework prior to the beginning of the program. For information regarding the program or program requirements or if you have extensive education or experience, please contact the Program Director.

Certain Physical Therapist Assistant courses may not be transferable.

Diversity requirement: take an

  Diversity General Education course.

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium: Degree awarded by Carroll Community College

This is a designated Maryland Health Manpower Shortage Program. Students who are Maryland residents may attend Health Manpower Shortage Programs at any Maryland public community college at the in-county tuition and fees rate for that institution. Only program courses are eligible for the discount. A complete listing is at https://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Documents/acadaff/HWSPList.pdf