Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees

Click here to view the BMCC Catalog degree checklist for the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

(Information based on the 2012-13 BMCC Academic Catalog - updated 7/25/12)

See the degree descriptions on the following pages for program specific recommendations.  Program requirements are subject to change, so please consult an advisor.

A.A.S./Accounting

 Business & Management

Intended Program Outcomes:
This two-year program leading to an A.A.S. degree in accounting offers students the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of accounting principles. Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Use of current computer technologies, especially spreadsheet and accounting software, to perform the duties within a business setting
  • Balance and reconcile financial information to ensure accuracy of information
  • Analyze financial data in order to understand it and to use the data to make decisions
  • Use reconciliation processes when working with data to identify and correct errors
  • Prepare professional financial statements and other reporting documents
  • Preparation for licensure process within the state of Oregon to prepare tax returns
  • Ability to effectively seek and respond to accounting-related opportunities for increased responsibilities and professional advancement
  • Understand the various business functions as they contribute to the success of an organization
TERM 1  
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA111 Basic Accounting 4
BA101 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)  (5)
TERM 1 Total
16
TERM 2  
BT220 Calculating Machines 3
BA110X Business Computers Applications/MS Excel 3
BA211 Principles of Accounting 4
BA155 Introduction to Fraud Examination 3
BA105 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) (5) 
TERM 2 Total 17
TERM 3  
BA210 Microcomputer Application/Advanced Excel 3
BA212 Principles of Accounting 4
BA220 Tax Accounting 4
WR121 English Composition 4
TERM 3 Total 15
TERM 4  
BA221 Accounting Problems/Tax 4
BA226 Business Law 4
BA213 Principles of Accounting 4
BT121 Document Processing 3
TERM 4 Total 15
TERM 5  
BA177 Payroll Accounting 4
BA261 Intermediate Accounting 4
BA215 Cost Accounting 4
BA116 Bookkeeping Practice 2
TERM 5 Total 14
TERM 6  
BA268 Introduction to Auditing 3
BA209Q Accounting Applications/QuickBooks 3
BA284 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
BA285 Human Relations in Business 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
TERM 6 Total 14
TOTAL CREDITS 91

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Administrative Office Professional

 Business and Management

Intended Program Outcomes:

This program leading to an A.A.S. degree in administrative assistant offers students the opportunity to develop top-level office skills. Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Use current and emerging word processing technologies to produce organizational documents and presentation materials
  • Meet or exceed the current speed and accuracy requirements for typing and 10-key operation in the industry
  • Individually and collaboratively manage multiple office tasks, prioritizing and reprioritizing in response to changing demands
  • Assess the image that is expected of office personnel in a specific industry group; reflect those expectations in personal appearance, professional conduct and personal hygiene.
  • Produce clear, concise and mechanically correct written documents
  • Model effective customer service interactions
  • Seek and respond to opportunities for increased responsibilities and professional advancement
  • Understand office functions as they contribute to sound business practices and procedures
  • Perform the general office procedures of filing, equipment operation, mail distribution, phone calls, and tasks requiring basic math calculations (such as inventory)
TERM 1  
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BT116 Professional Office Procedures 3
BT121 Document Processing I 3
WR121 English Composition 4
TERM 1 Total 14
TERM 2  
BT122 Document Processing II 3
BT140 Business Document Editing 3
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
BA104 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (5)
TERM 2 Total 14
TERM 3  
BT123 Document Processing III 3
BT220 Calculating Machines 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
BA110X Business Computer Applications/MS Excel 3
BA214 Business Communications 3
TERM 3 Total 16
TERM 4  
BA226 Business Law 4
BT124 Keyboarding for Speed & Accuracy 3
BT201M Word Processing/MS Word 3
BA277 Business Ethics 3
or BA285 Human Relations in Business (3)
BA111 Basic Accounting 4
or BA211 Principles of Accounting (4)
TERM 4 Total 17
TERM 5  
BA284 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
BA224 Human Resources Management 3
BA110A Business Computer Applications/MS Access 3
BT202M Word Processing/MS Word 3
HTM131 Customer Serive Management I 3
TERM 5 Total 13
TERM 6  
BA280 CWE Business 3
BT206 Desktop Publishing 3
BA209Q Accounting Applications/QuickBooks 3
BA206 Principles of Management 4
BT290 Integrated Office Systems 3
or BA280 CWE Business (3)
TERM 6 Total 16
TOTAL CREDITS 90

 (Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Administrative Office Professional: Legal Option

 Business & Management

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year program leading to an A.A.S. in administrative office assistant, legal option, provides students with the specialized skills necessary for employment as legal administrative assistants. Students will be effective in the workplace in the following areas:

  • Use of appropriate legal terminology with written and oral accuracy
  • Use of transcription machines effectively to produce legal documents
  • Office bookkeeping and general accounting tasks
  • Effective use of database and spreadsheet software
  • Understanding of the legal system
TERM 1  
WR121 English Composition 4
CJ Electives 3
BT121 Document Processing I 3
BT131 Legal Office Procedures  3
or BT116 Professional Office Procedures (3) 
TERM 1 Total  13
TERM 2  
BT140 Business Document Editing  3
BT122 Document Processing II  3
CJ Electives  3
BT230 Legal Terminology I  3
BA104 Business Mathematics  4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) (5) 
 TERM 2 Total  16
TERM 3  
BT220 Calculating Machines  3
or BT206 Desktop Publishing  (3)
BT123 Document Processing III 3
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing  4
BA285 Human Relations in Business  3
BT232 Legal Terminology II  3
TERM 3 Total  16
TERM 4  
BA277 Business Ethics  3
BA111 Basic Accounting  4
BT124 Keyboarding for Speed &Accuracy  3
BT201M Word Processing/MS Word  3
CJ220 Criminal Law  3
or BA226 Business Law  (4) 
TERM 4 Total  16
TERM 5  
BA284 Pre-Employment Seminar  1
BA110X Business Computer Applications/MS Excel  3
BT202M Word Processing/MS Word  3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech  4
BA280 CWE Business  3
HTM131 Customer Service Management I  3
TERM 5 Total 17
TERM 6  
BT231 Legal Transcription 3
BA206 Principles of Management 4
BA209Q Accounting Applications/QuickBooks 3
BA214 Business Communications 3
or WR227 Technical Report Writing (4)
TERM 6 Total 13
TOTAL CREDITS 91

 (Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Administrative Office Professional: Medical Option

 Business and Management
 Health Services

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year program leading to an A.A.S. in administrative office assistant, medical option, provides students with the specialized skills necessary for employment as medical administrative assistants. Students will be effective in the workplace in the following areas:

 

  • Use of appropriate medical terminology with written and oral accuracy
  • Use of transcription equipment effectively to produce medical documents
  • Office bookkeeping and general accounting tasks
  • Effective use of database and spreadsheet software
TERM 1  
WR121 English Composition 4
BT251 Medical Terminology 3
BT121 Document Processing I 3
BT116 Professional Office Procedures 3
TERM 1 Total 13
TERM 2  
BT122 Document Processing II 3
BT252 Medical Terminology 3
BT140 Business Document Editing 3
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
BA104 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) (5)
TERM 2 Total 17
TERM 3  
BT123 Document Processing III 3
BT220 Calculating Machines 3
BT257 Medical Office Procedures 3
BA110X Business Computer Applications/MS Excel 3
BA285 Human Relations in Business 3
TERM 3 Total 15
TERM 4  
BT253 Medical Transcription 3
BT124 Keyboarding for Speed & Accuracy 3
BT201M Word Processing/MS Word 3
BA111 Basic Accounting 4
BA277 Business Ethics 3
TERM 4 Total 16
TERM 5  
HTM131 Customer Service Management I 3
BT202M Word Processing/MS Word 3
BT254 Medical Transcription 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
BA284 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
TERM 5 Total 14
TERM 6  
BA206 Desktop Publishing 3
BA214 Business Communications 3
BA110A Business Computer Applications/MS Access 3
BT258 Medical Insurance Procedures & Coding 3
BA280 CWE Business 2
TERM 6 Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 90

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Agriculture Business

 Business and Management
 Ag, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year program leading to an A.A.S. in agriculture business will prepare the student for a career in the broad field of agri-business or in support areas of production agriculture by providing the necessary knowledge in the following areas:

  • Industry-related employment skills
  • Animal science (techniques, issues, technology, trends)
  • Crop science (techniques, issues, technology, trends)
  • Agriculture-related business practices
  • Agricultural operations (safety, mechanical technology)

Opportunities are available in sales of equipment, fertilizer and chemicals, agricultural credit, record-keeping and other areas. Many of the business and agriculture courses may be transferred to other four-year colleges. Students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution should review with their advisor the transferability of their courses and should review the program requirements of that school. The following schedule is illustrative only; an individual student’s schedule may be different.

TERM 1  
AGM131 Agriculture Safety 3
AGR101 Agriculture Orientation 1
AGR111 Agriculture Computers 3
AGR210 Agriculture Accounting 4
WR121 English Composition 4
  TERM 1 Total: 15
TERM 2  
AGM140 Agriculture Engines 3
AGM221 Metals and Welding 3
AGR211 Agriculture Business Management 3
ANS121 Animal Science 3
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
  TERM 2 Total: 16
TERM 3  
AGR221 Agriculture Marketing 3
ANS122 Animal Science 3
Business Electives 4
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 5
  TERM 3 Total: 15
TERM 4  
AGM211 Agriculture Construction & Surveying 3
AGR226 Agriculture Issues 3
CSS210 Forage Crops 3
EC201 Principles of Economics/Microeconomics 4
HORT100 Plant Science 3
  TERM 4 Total: 16
TERM 5  
AGR200 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
Business Electives 8
CSS100 Soils and Fertilizers 3
EC202 Principesl of Economics/Macroeconomics 4
EC202 Principesl of Economics/Macroeconomics 4
  TERM 5 Total: 16
TERM 6  
AGR280 CWE Ag 2
AGR296 Production Problems 4
Business Electives 4
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech (or higher) 4
HE252 First Aid 3
or HPE295 Health & Fitness for Life (3) 
  TERM 6 Total: 17
  TOTAL CREDITS: 95

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Agriculture Production

 Ag, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year program leading to an A.A.S. degree in agriculture production will prepare the student concerned with the raising of an agriculture crop commodity by providing the necessary knowledge in the following areas:

  • Industry-related employment skills
  • Animal science (techniques, issues, technology, trends)
  • Crop science (techniques, issues, technology, trends)
  • Agriculture-related business practices
  • Agricultural operations (safety, mechanical technology)

The curriculum includes a balanced selection of courses in the areas of crops, mechanics and business. Students wishing to specialize in a particular area should consult their advisor to develop an academic plan. The following schedule is illustrative only; an individual student’s schedule may be different.

TERM 1  
AGM131 Agriculture Safety 3
AGM240 Tractors 2
AGR101 Agriculture Orientation 1
AGR111 Agriculture Computers 3
AGR210 Agriculture Accounting 4
HORT100 Plant Science 3
  TERM 1 Total: 15
TERM 2  
AGM140 Agriculture Engines 3
AGM221 Metals and Welding 3
AGR211 Agriculture Business Management 3
ANS121 Animal Science 3
CSS100 Soils and Fertilizers 3
  TERM 2 Total: 15
TERM 3  
AGM241 Agriculture Machinery 3
AGR221 Agriculture Marketing 3
ANS122 Animal Science 3
CSS201 Principles of Crop Science 3
RNG241 Range Management 3
  TERM 3 Total: 15
TERM 4 1
AGM211 Agriculture Construction & Surveying 3
AGR226 Agriculture Issues 1
COM100 Human Communications (or higher) 3
CSS210 Forage Crops 2
WR065 Introduction to Technical Writing (or higher) 3
  TERM 4 Total: 16
TERM 5  
AGR200 Pre-Employment Seminar 3
AGR280 CWE AG 3
HE252 First Aid 3
Human Relations 3
MTH070 Elementary Algebra 3
  TERM 5 Total: 15
TERM 6  
AGR296 Production Problems 4
Agriculture Electives 12
  TERM 6 Total: 16
  TOTAL CREDITS: 93

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Agriculture Production: Crops Option

 Ag, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year program leading to an A.A.S. in agriculture production: crops, will prepare the student concerned with the raising of an agriculture crop commodity by providing the necessary knowledge in the following areas:

  • Industry-related employment skills
  • Animal science (techniques, issues, technology, trends)
  • Crop science (techniques, issues, technology, trends)
  • Agriculture-related business practices
  • Agricultural operations (safety, mechanical technology)

The curriculum includes a balanced selection of courses in the areas of crops, mechanics and business. Students wishing to specialize in a particular area should consult their advisor to develop an academic plan. The following schedule is illustrative only; an individual student’s schedule may be different.

TERM 1  
AGM131 Agriculture Safety 3
AGM240 Tractors 2
AGR101 Agriculture Orientation 1
AGR111 Agriculture Computers 3
AGR210 Agriculture Accounting 4
HE252 First Aid 3
HORT100 Plant Science 3
  TERM 1 Total: 19
TERM 2  
AGM140 Agriculture Engines 3
AGM221 Metals and Welding 3
AGM250 Irrigation Systems Design 3
AGR211 Agriculture Business Management 3
ANS121 Animal Science 3
CSS100 Soils and Fertilizers 3
  TERM 2 Total: 18
TERM 3  
AGM241 Acriculture Machinery 1
AGM251 Irrigation Systems 4
ANS122 Animal Science 3
COM100 Human Communcations (or higher) 3
CSS201 Principles of Crop Science 4
  TERM 3 Total: 16
TERM 4  
AGM211 Agriculture Construction & Surveying 3
AGR226 Agriculture Issues 3
CSS210 Forage Crops 3
MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher 5
  TERM 4 Total: 14
TERM 5  
AGR200 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
AGR280 CWE AG 2
CSS240 Pest Management 4
Human Relations 3
WR065 Introduction to Technical Writing (or higher) 3
  TERM 5 Total: 13
TERM 6  
AGR221 Agriculture Marketing 3
AGR280 CWE AG 3
AGR296 Production Problems 4
HORT111 Alternative Crop Production 3
RNG241 Range Management 3
  TERM 5 Total: 16
  TOTAL CREDITS: 96

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Agriculture Production: Livestock Option

 Ag, Food and Natural Resources Systems

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year program leading to an A.A.S. degree in agriculture production: livestock, will prepare the student concerned with the raising of an agriculture livestock commodity by providing the necessary knowledge in the following areas:

  • Industry-related employment skills
  • Animal science (techniques, issues, technology, trends)
  • Crop science (techniques, issues, technology, trends)
  • Agriculture-related business practices
  • Agricultural operations (safety, mechanical technology)

The curriculum includes a balanced selection of courses in the areas of crops, livestock, mechanics and business. Students wishing to specialize in a particular area should consult their advisor to develop an academic plan. The following schedule is illustrative only; an individual student’s schedule may be different.

TERM 1  
AGM131 Agriculture Safety 3
AGM240 Tractors 2
AGR101 Agriculture Orientation 1
AGR111 Agriculture Computers 3
ANS201 Introduction to Equine Science 3
ANS216 Pregnancy Testing/Bovine 1
HORT100 Plant Science 3
  TERM 1 Total: 16
TERM 2  
AGM140 Agriculture Engines 3
AGM221 Metals and Welding 3
ANS121 Animal Science 3
ANS220 Beef Production 4
CSS100 Soils and Fertilizers 3
  TERM 2 Total: 16
TERM 3  
AGM241 Agriculture Machinery 3
ANS122 Animal Science 3
ANS217 Artificial Insemination 3
CSS201 Principles of Crop Science 3
HE252 First Aid 3
Human Resource Elective 3
  TERM 3 Total: 18
TERM 4  
AGR226 Agriculture Issues 3
ANS231 Livestock Evaluation 3
CSS210 Forage Crops 3
MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher) 5
  TERM 4 Total: 14
TERM 5  
AGR200 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
AGR211 Agriculture Business Management 3
ANS211 Animal Nutrition 4
COM100 Human Communications (or higher) 4
WR065 Introduction to Technical Writing (or higher) 3
  TERM 5 Total: 15
TERM 6  
AGR280 CWE AG 4
AGR296 Production Problems 4
ANS240 Animal Health 5
RNG241 Range Management 3
  TERM 6 Total: 16
  TOTAL CREDITS: 95

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Business Administration

 Business and Management

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year A.A.S. degree program will prepare the student to either transfer to an Oregon University System institution on a course-by-course basis or to be effective in the workplace in the following areas:

 

  • Establish and promote a collaborative work environment where all voices are heard and valued as they contribute to shared goal
  • Work within the ethical, legal, and regulatory parameters of the industry
  • Calculate, compile and analyze financial records to make practical business decisions
  • Attract, screen, hire, train, and supervise personnel
  • Select and integrate appropriate current and emerging technologies to support business functions
  • Use verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills effectively in the business context
  • Interact effectively with clients and customers
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve business problems
  • Exhibit work behaviors that maximize opportunity for continued employment, increased responsibilities and business success
  • Lead a work unit in a direction that aligns with stated organizational vision, mission and values.
TERM 1  
BA111 Basic Accounting 4
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
BA104 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) (5) 
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) (5)
TERM 1 Total 16
TERM 2  
BT220 Calculating Machines 3
or BA 110A Business Computer Applications/MS Access (3)
BA110X Business Computer Applications/MS Excel 3
BA211 Principles of Accounting 4
BA155 Introduction to Fraud Examination 3
BA105 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) (5) 
TERM 2 Total 17
TERM 3  
BT121 Document Processing I 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
BA212 Principles of Accounting 4
BA210 Microcomputer Application/Advanced Excel 3
WR121 English Composition 4
TERM 3 Total 18
TERM 4  
BA277 Business Ethics 3
BA213 Principles of Accounting 4
BA226 Business Law 4
BA224 Human Resource Management 3
BT201M Word Processing/MS Word 3
TERM 4 Total 17
TERM 5  
BA215 Cost Accounting 4
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
BA177 Payroll Accounting 4
HTM131 Customer Service Management 3
TERM 5 Total 15
TERM 6  
BA206 Principles of Management 4
BA214 Business Communications 3
BA249 Retail Selling 3
BA284 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
TERM 6 Total 11
TOTAL CREDITS 94

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Business Administration Hospitality & Gaming Option

 Business and Management

Human Resources

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year A.A.S. degree program will prepare the student to either transfer to an Oregon University System institution on a course-by-course basis or to be effective in the workplace in the following areas:

  • Establish and promote a collaborative work environment where all voices are heard and valued as they contribute to shared goal
  • Work within the ethical, legal, and regulatory parameters of the industry
  • Calculate, compile, and analyze financial records to make practical business decisions
  • Attract, screen, hire, train, and supervise personnel
  • Select and integrate appropriate current and emerging technologies to support business functions
  • Use verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills effectively in the business context
  • Interact effectively with clients and customers
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve business problems
  • Exhibit work behaviors that maximize opportunity for continued employment, increased responsibilities, and business success
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and continuous assessment of business strategies based on consumer needs and market changes
  • Lead a work unit in a direction that aligns with stated organizational vision, mission, and values
  • Gain a basic foundation in hospitality and gaming business practices.
  • Provide various business principles and practices.
  • Promote job advancement, professional growth and career mobility within the hospitality/gaming industry.

The program offers a combination of online and on-campus instruction along with cooperative work experience to give students a look at day-to-day experiences and decisions in the business world.

Important Program Notes: Students who expect to work in gaming industry will most likely be subject to passing background checks and age requirements to gain employment. CWE classes should be completed in hospitality, gaming, or restaurant industry or in a closely related industry.

TERM 1  
WR121 English Composition 4
HTM131 Customer Service Management I 3
HTM100 Hospitality & Tourism Industry 3
BT201M Word Processing/MS Word 3
or BT121 Document Processing I (3)
BA104 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) (5)
TERM 1 Total 17
TERM 2  
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
BA249 Retail Selling 3
BA107 Survey of Gaming Regulations 4
BA155 Introduction to Fraud Examination 3
TERM 2 Total 14
TERM 3  
BA225 Introduction to Gaming Management 4
HTM230 Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Law 3
BA110X Busines sComputer Applications/MS Excel 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
BA277 Business Ethics 3
or BA285 Human Relations in Business (3)
TERM 3 Total 17
TERM 4  
BA224 Human Resource Management 3
BA211 Principles of Accounting 4
COM115 Intercultural Communication 4
HTM226 Event Management 3
BA280 CWE Business 2
TERM 4 Total 16
TERM 5  
BA280 CWE Business 3
BA106 Supervision of Table Games 4
BA212 Principles of Accounting 4
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
TERM 5 Total 15
TERM 6  
BA214 Business Communications 3
BA213 Principles of Accounting 4
BA206 Principles of Management 4
BA108 Slots Management I 4
TERM 6 Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 94

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Business Administration-Web Development *PENDING STATE APPROVAL

 Business and Management

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year A.A.S. degree program will prepare the student to either transfer to an Oregon University System institution on a course-by-course basis or to be effective in the workplace in the following areas:

  • Technical management of websites, including application of knowledge of HTML, CSS, and scripting
  • Development of data-supported recommendations for site improvement according to client and customer specifications
  • Assess sites in terms of user-friendliness, accessible content, and functionality, to meet client and organizational needs
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and continuous assessment of business strategies based on consumer needs and market changes
  • Build and maintain websites using industry-standard tools such as Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop
  • Use server-side programming and scripting to build dynamic database driven sites.

The two-year Business Administration-Web Design program offers a combination of online and on-campus instruction along with cooperative work experience to give students a look at day-to-day experiences and decisions in the business world. For students also interested in an A.A.O.T. degree, see the information on general electives. Program requirements are subject to change. Please consult with an advisor.

TERM 1  
WR121 English Composition 4
HTM131 Customer Service Management I 3
CS120 Concepts of Computing 4
BA104 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) (5)
  TERM 1 Total: 15
TERM 2  
BA155 Introduction to Fraud Examination 3
CS125I Digital Imaging (Photoshop) 3
CS195 Web Development 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
  TERM 2 Total: 14 
TERM 3  
CS133J Scripting: Javascript with jQuery   4
BA110X Business Computer Applications/MS Excel  3
CS295 Web Development  4
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech  4
BA277 Business Ethics  3
or BA285 Human Relations in Business  (3)
  TERM 3 Total: 18
TERM 4   
BA110A Business Computer Applications/MS Access  3
BA280 CWE Business  3
CS125M Interactive Web Design/Multi-Media  3
BA211 Principles of Accounting  4
BT121 Document Processing I  3
or BT201M Word Processing/MS Word  (3)
  TERM 4 Total: 16
TERM 5   
CS275 Database Development  4
BA226 Business Law 4
BA212 Principles of Accounting 4
BA249 Retail Selling 3
or BA223 Principles of Marketing (4)
  TERM 5 Total: 15
TERM 6  
BA214 Business Communications  3
BA213 Principles of Accounting 4
COM115 Intercultural Communication 4
BA280 CWE Business 2
  TERM 6 Total: 13
  TOTAL CREDITS: 91

(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

 

Gainful Employment Data

A.A.S./Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship

 Industrial and Engineering Systems

(Limited-entry program - Journeyman's Card required)

Intended Program Outcomes:

  • Complete a minimum of 6000-8000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training (OJT)
  • Repair, install and maintain a variety of building construction projects using trade specific tools and techniques in compliance with building codes and OSHA regulations
  • Seventy-five percent of applicants have documented trade-specific skills listed on the Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Outcomes Assessment Tool
  • Complete required related training with a grade C or better

6000-8000-Hr BOLI-ATD Trades: Asbestos Removal, Carpenter, HVAC/R, Interior/Exterior Finisher, Painter, Pile Driver, Plumber, Scaffold Erector, and Sheet Metal.

WR060 Elements of the Essay (or higher) 3
Plumbing Apprentice List 48
MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher) 5
Journey Credit for Prior Certification 20
COM100 Human Communications (or higher) 4
CS120 Concepts of Computing 4
or BA131 Introduction to Business Computing (4)
Human Relations Electives 6
TOTAL CREDITS 90

(This degree does not guarantee licensure)

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Criminal Justice

 Human Resources

Intended Program Outcomes:

The coursework for this two-year program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the areas of law enforcement, courts, and corrections.  The competition for jobs in the field of criminal justice is intense; a college education is almost always a minimum requirement for the application process. The degree utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, including criminological, sociological, and psychological coursework.  The Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Identify historical and philosophical evolution of theories explaining criminal and delinquent behavior.
  • Identify the historical and philosophical evolution of law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems in the American criminal justice system.
  • Describe and relate the constitutional rights and responsibilities of citizens, offenders, and victims as they apply to state, federal and procedural laws.
  • Identify the characteristics of professional integrity and ethical standards for criminal justice professionals.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of criminal justice professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relations.
  • Demonstrate competence in core skill areas and in written and oral communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Employment opportunities may include law enforcement, courts, and adult or juvenile corrections. Graduates may also find employment in insurance adjustment, dispatch, court hearings, public or private security, and license inspection with the Department of Motor Vehicles or as technicians in a number of other local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.

 

TERM 1  
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
CJ101 Careers in Criminal Justice
3
WR121 English Composition 4
BA104 Business Mathematics (or higher)
4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)
(5)
 
TERM 1 Total: 14
TERM 2  
CJ110 Police Systems and Practices 3
CJ120 American Court Systems and Practices 3
GS111 Physical Science/Forensic Science 4
or Science with Laboratory Course  (4)
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
or WR122 English Composition  (4)
  TERM 2 Total: 14
TERM 3  
CJ132 Probation and Parole: Systems and Practices 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech (or higher)  4
CJ130 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
ANTH103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4
CS120 Concepts of Computing 4
   TERM 3 Total: 18
TERM 4  
PSY201 General Psychology 4
SOC204 General Sociology 4
CJ Electives
3
CJ200 Theories of Crime and Delinquency 3
  TERM 4 Total: 14
TERM 5  
CJ201 Juvenile Justice  3
SOC205 General Sociology 4
CJ220 Criminal Law 3
CJ212 Criminal Investigation  3
PSY202 General Psychology 4
   TERM 5 Total: 17
TERM 6  
SOC213 Minorities 4
CJ214 Criminal Jutice Report Writing 3
CJ227 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJ222 Procedural Law 3

TERM 6 Total: 13

TOTAL CREDITS: 90

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Diesel Technology

 Industrial and Engineering Systems

Program Note: Students must begin this program Fall term.

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year A.A.S. degree will prepare graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the diesel technology field with the following capabilities: 

  • Service, diagnose and repair diesel engines
  • Service and repair suspension and steering
  • Service and repair air conditioning systems
  • Service and replace brakes
  • Diagnose and repair electrical/electronic systems
  • Safe shop practices
  • Written and oral communication skills in dealing with customer service and report writing
  • Ability to use math in problem solving
  • Ability to effectively use the computer to find information, create documents and send correspondence
  • Understand and service basic hydraulic systems
  • Ability to perform basic arc and oxy-acetylene welding

This program is designed to prepare graduates to meet job entry requirements for a variety of jobs in the field. The curriculum provides classroom work and practical experience in the lab. In addition to the heavy truck focus, this program offers training in agricultural and heavy equipment. Diesel and welding required courses must be completed with a C or better.  Students must begin this program Fall term.

TERM 1  
BT120 Computer Keyboarding (or higher)
2
DSL141 Heavy Duty Steering & Suspension
4
DSL181 Shop Practices
3
DSL191 Electrical Systems I
4
WLD111 Basic Gas & Arc Welding
3
 
TERM 1 Total: 16
TERM 2  
DSL152 Manual Drive Trains I
3
DSL161 Diesel Engine Theory
4
DSL192 Electrical Systems II
4
MTH042 Technical Mathematics (or higher)
4
  TERM 2 Total: 15
TERM 3  
DSL151 Heavy Duty Brakes
3
DSL153 Manual Drive Trains II
3
DSL162 Diesel Engine Repair I
4
DSL193 Electrical Systems III
4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
4
or CS120 Concepts of Computing
(4)
  TERM 3 Total: 18
TERM 4  
DSL184 Applied Fluid Mechanics
4
DSL251 Heavy Duty Brakes II 3
DSL262 Diesel Engine Repair II
4
WR065 Introduction to Technical Writing (or higher)
3


TERM 4 Total: 14
TERM 5  
COM100 Human Communications (or higher)
4
DSL175 Heavy Equipment
3
DSL196 Electronic Diagnostics & Emission Controls
3
DSL263 Advanced Engine Technology
4
DSL280 CWE Diesel
3
  TERM 5 Total: 17
TERM 6  
DSL176 Mobile Air-Conditioning & Heating
3
DSL200 Pre-Employment Seminar
1
DSL275 Heavy Duty Equipment II
3
DSL280 CWE Diesel
3
Human Relations Elective
3
  TERM 6 Total: 13

TOTAL CREDITS: 93

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Drafting Technology

 Industrial and Engineering Systems

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year A.A.S. degree program in drafting technology, will prepare the student to be effective as a drafting/CAD (computer-aided drafting) technician in the workplace in the following areas:

  • Applied structural detailing
  • Applied construction monitoring
  • Applied technology (production software, CAD, geographical information systems/GIS)
  • Communication skills (writing, presentation techniques)
  • Property surveying
  • Contract documents, estimating

Students with appropriate math and visualization skills and good attention to detail can complete the drafting technology curriculum in two years at BMCC. 

TERM 1  
CET111 Introduction to Engineering Technology
3
CET145 Engineering Graphics
3
GS104 Physical Science/Physics
4
MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher)
5
WR060 Elements of the Essay (or higher)
3
  TERM 1 Total: 18
TERM 2  
CET112 Computer Aided Drafting
3
WR065 Introduction to Technical Writing 3
or WR227 Technical Report Writing
(4)
GEOG101 Physical Geography
4
or Science Elective
(4)
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
4
or CS120 Concepts of Computing
(4)
  TERM 2 Total: 14
TERM 3  
CET113 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting
3
CET114 Introduction to Geographic Info Systems
3
SUR161 Plane Surveying
5
GEOG206 Geography of Oregon
4
or Social Science Elective
(4)
  TERM 3 Total: 15
TERM  4  
CET162 Engineering Materials
3
CET223 Soil Mechanics 3
CET263 3-D Computer Aided Drafting
3
CET280 CWE CET
3
SUR162 Surveying and Mapping
5
  TERM 4 Total: 17
TERM 5  
CET205 Structural Drafting
3
CET215 Contract Documents
4
CET222 Concrete Practices
4
CET280 CWE CET
2
SUR166 Highway Fundamentals
3
  TERM 5 Total: 16
TERM 6  
CET251 Estimating Construction Costs
4
CET280 CWE CET 3
COM100 Human Communications (or higher)
4
SUR167 Surveying Seminar
4

TERM 6 Total: 14

TOTAL CREDITS: 94

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Early Childhood Education

human resources Human Resources

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year A.A.S. degree program in early childhood education (ECE) will prepare students to work with young children from birth through eight years of age in a variety of settings including child care centers, family child care settings, preschools, Head Start programs, school age programs, and home visiting and parent education programs. This program will prepare students with the requisite knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of child development in a socio-cultural context
  • Apply developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) to meet the needs of diverse populations
  • Apply best practices in group management to optimize the potential for learning and social-emotional development
  • Practice ethical and legal standards, as well as professional attitudes and behavior
  • Apply best practices, observation, and assessment to enhance learning and development

This degree is based on the Guidelines for Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which qualifies the student to become, among other professional roles, a lead teacher in a child care facility licensed by the Oregon Child Care Division, a teacher in a Head Start program, and a home visitor in the human services field. Some courses in the program may not transfer to other institutions. Students intending to transfer should select electives that meet the A.A.O.T. requirements. It is strongly recommended that students seek advisor assistance prior to and throughout their BMCC educational experience.

NOTE: The student is required to complete a criminal history check prior to enrollment in ECE 280: Cooperative Work Experience (CWE).

ECE280 CWE ECE 3
WR115 Introduction to College Writing (or higher) 4
Social Science courses 8
Early Childhood Education AAS List 1 20
ECE249 Includsion of Children with Special Needs 3
ECE100 Developmentally Appropriate Practice 3
COM100 Human Communications (or higher) 4
ECE226 Child Development 3
ECE240 Curriculum/Planning 3
ECE101 Family and Community Relations 3
ECE150 Obersavation/Assessment and Recording 3
ECE151 Guidance and Classroom Management 3
AAOT Electives 28
or CTE electives (28)
ED157 Introduction to Mathematical Explorations 3
or MTH070 Elementar Algebra (or higher) (5)
  TOTAL CREDITS: 91

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies

 Industrial and Engineering Systems

(Limited entry program-Journeyman's card required)

Intended Program Outcomes (6000-8000 hours):

  • Complete the 6000-8000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training.  Apply theory to electrical wiring.
  • Repair and install electrical wire devices according to licensure regulations to meet NEC and OSC for inside electrician, limited energy technician license A, limited manufacturing plant electrician, sign assembler/fabricator, sign maker/erector, and stationary engineer.
  • Seventy-five percent of applicants have documented trade-specific skills listed on the Electrician Apprenticeship Trades Outcomes Assessment Tool.
  • Complete required related training with a grade of C or better.

6000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Limited Energy Technician-License A and Sign Maker/Fabricator.

8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Inside Electrician, Manufacturing Plant Electrician, Sign Assembler/Fabricator, Sign Maker/Erector and Stationary Engineer.

Intended Program Outcomes (4000 hours):

  • Complete 4000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training (OJT)
  • Repair or install electrical wire devices according to limited licensure regulations to meet NEC and OSC code for limited energy technician-license B, limited maintenance electrician, limited renewable energy technician, and limited residential electrician

4000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Limited Energy Technician-license B, Limited Maintenance Electrician, Limited Renewable Energy Technician and Limited Residential Electrician. At least 90 credit hours of course work must be satisfactorily completed in order to receive this degree.

Journey Credit for Prior Certification 20
WR060 Elements of the Essay (or higher) 3
COM100 Human Communications (or higher) 4
MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher) 5
Human Relations Electives 6
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
or CS120 Concepts of Computing (4)
LME Path includes 24 LME cr. + 24 electives (no more than 12 CT electives) 48
or Inside Electrician List  (48)
or LMPE List  (48)
TOTAL CREDITS
90

(This degree does not guarantee licensure)

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Engineering Technologies

 Industrial and Engineering Systems

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year program will prepare the student either for transfer to a four-year degree program in construction management or to be effective as a technician on a civil engineering team in the workplace in the following areas:

  • Concrete design
  • Applied structural design methods
  • Applied technology (production software, CAD, GIS)
  • Communication skills (writing, presentation techniques)
  • Property surveying
  • Professional skills (estimating, proposal development)

Students with appropriate math/science aptitude can complete the civil engineering/ construction technology curriculum in two years at BMCC. Students desiring to transfer to four-year engineering programs are encouraged to see an advisor for appropriate coursework.

TERM 1  
CET111 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
CET145 Engineering Graphics 3
WR115 Introduction to College Writing (or higher) 4
Human Relations selection 3
TERM 1 Total 13
TERM 2  
MTH084 Technical Math for Civil Engineer Technicians 2
CET112 Computer Aided Drafting 3
CET215 Contract Documents 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
or CS120 Concepts of Computing (4)
TERM 2 Total 13
TERM 3  
CET114 Introduction to Geographic Info Systems 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
MTH112 Elementary Functions (or higher) 5
SUR161 Plane Surveying 5
TERM 3 Total 17
TERM 4
 
CET162 Engineering Materials 3
CET223 Soil Mechanics 3
PHY201 General Physics 5
SUR162 Surveying and Mapping 5
TERM 4 Total 16
TERM 5   
CET261 Hydraulics 4
CET222 Concrete Practices 4
CET231 Structures 4
SUR166 Highway Fundamentals 3
TERM 5 Total 15
TERM 6  
CET235 Structures 4
CET251 Estimating Construction Costs 4
CET265 Hydraulics II 4
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
TERM 6 Total 16
TOTAL CREDITS 90

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Hospitality Management

 Business and Management
 Human Resources

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year program will prepare the student either to transfer to an Oregon University System institution on a course-by-course basis, or be effective in a career as manager in the hospitality and tourism industries by having the requisite knowledge in the following areas:

 

  • Identify, understand and apply market-appropriate professional guest service standards to deliver competitive guest experiences to diverse cultural groups
  • Identify specific hospitality industry functions and their required procedures and legal techniques
  • Identify techniques for successfully managing human resources and human relations in business
  • Analyze financial statements, isolate potential problems, and identify appropriate corrective action to control and manage the critical revenue and cost centers
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve mathematical problems commonly encountered in hospitality related business setting
  • Utilize the technical/computer skills for keeping business records and preparing financial statements
  • Develop skills for human relations activities for day-to-day business operations
  • Write effective routine, routing, and persuasive styles of written communication
  • Employ effective verbal communications in a variety of settings
  • Develop skills for social/professional aspects of conducting business with individuals and groups
  • Prepare marketing and presentation documents for marketing of business
TERM 1  
HTM131 Customer Service Management I 3
HTM100 Hospitality & Tourism Industry 3
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
BA104 Business Mathematics 4
or MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)  (5)
  TERM 1 Total: 14
TERM 2  
HTM109 Front Desk Operations 3
HTM105 Food & Beverage Industry 3
SOC204 General Sociology 4
WR121 English Composition 4
  TERM 2 Total: 14
TERM 3  
BA280 CWE Business 3
HTM107 Hospitality Cost Control 3
HTM127 Selling in Hospitality & Tourism 3
HTM130 Beverages 3
GEOG206 Geography of Oregon 4
or GEOG120 World/Regional Geography (4) 
  TERM 3 Total: 16
TERM 4  
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
BA211 Principles of Accounting 4
HTM232 Menu Design 3
HTM226 Event Management 3
HTM224 Catering Operations 3
  TERM 4 Total: 17
TERM 5  
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
BA277 Business Ethics 3
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
BA284 Pre-Employment Seminar 1
COM115 Intercultural Communication 4
  TERM 5 Total: 16
TERM 6  
BT206 Desktop Publishing 3
BA206 Principles of Management 4
BA285 Human Relations in Business 3
HTM230 Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Law 3
BA280 CWE Business 3
  TERM 6 Total: 16
  TOTAL CREDITS: 93

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship

 Industrial and Engineering Systems

(Limited entry program-Journeyman's card required)

Intended Program Outcomes:

  • Complete the minimum number of hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training (OJT).
  • Repair, install, and maintain a variety of industrial equpment using trade specific tools and techniques in compliance with state regulations.

4000-Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Air Frame and Power Plant Technicians, Boiler Operator, and Programmable Logic Controller

8000-Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Boiler/Turbine Operator, Die Cast Mold, Heat and Frost Insulator, Industrial Mobile Mechanic, Instrument Technician, Machinist, Millwright, Motor Winder,

MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher) 5
Journey Credit for Prior Certification 20
Human Relations Electives 6
COM100 Human Communications (or higher) 4
WR060 Elements of the Essay (or higher) 3
CS120 Concepts of Computing 4
or BA131 Introduction to Business Computing (4) 
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic List 48
or PLC Path includes 24 PLC + 24 electives (no more than 12 CT electives)  (48)

TOTAL CREDITS: 90

(This degree does not guarantee licensure)

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Nursing

 Health Services

Intended Program Outcomes:

This two-year A.A.S. degree in nursing will prepare the student to sit for testing and licensure as a registered nurse and to be effective in the workplace in the following areas:

  • Basing nursing activities on practice as dictated by the theories and concepts from nursing and the natural and behavioral sciences, thereby effectively employing assessment and intervention skills, caring and relational skills for client advocacy, and teaching skills for health promotion and restoration
  • Working dependently and interdependently with qualified health professionals and members of the health team in defining, planning, implementing, and evaluating the total health plan for individuals consistent with their graduating scope of practice and skills in communication, cultural respect, management, leadership, and teaching
  • Being accountable for his/her own decisions, judgments, and nursing practice by using critical thinking skills, moral and ethical responsibility, and responsibilities management skills
  • Exhibiting personal and professional growth by using critical thinking and knowledge integration skills to acquire new knowledge and new experiences with the continual expansion of scientific knowledge and technology

Registered nurses (RNs) use their knowledge, skills, and problem-solving abilities to help individuals, families, and groups with health needs. RNs care for and work with people to help them become healthier or to regain health after illness or surgery. Nurses teach health practices to clients and other health care providers, and frequently supervise the work of nursing assistants and practical nurses. RNs also administer medications and perform treatments for patients. Nurses work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care, schools, industry, clinics, and patients’ homes.

About the Program
BMCC is a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) and offers a competency-based curriculum jointly developed by nursing faculties from the eight community college and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) consortium partners. The core competencies address the need for nurses to be skilled in clinical judgment and critical thinking; evidence-based practice; relationship-centered care; interdisciplinary collaboration; assisting individuals and families in self-care practices for promotion of health and management of chronic and acute illness; end-of-life care; and teaching, delegation, leadership and supervision of caregivers.

Acceptance to the program allows for co-admission to BMCC and OHSU nursing programs. The program is designed as four years of full-time study, with the first year (although it may take longer than one year) devoted to prerequisite/preparatory courses (48 credit minimum) required for admission to the restricted (limited) admission Nursing program. Successful completion of the second and third years leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Nursing degree offered by BMCC. The OCNE curriculum continues for four additional terms leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BSN) offered by OHSU. See the BMCC Nursing Sample Program of Study at http://www.bluecc.edu/department_nursing.

The first five terms after admission to the BMCC Nursing program are identical for the associate and bachelor’s degree courses. Term six offers students the ability to complete the AAS degree at BMCC and provides the educational eligibility for NCLEX-RN licensure testing or can be used to begin the coursework for the BSN. The latter option allows transfer to an OHSU campus without additional competitive application process to complete coursework for the bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing and then become eligible for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Students who complete the AAS degree at BMCC and pass the NCLEX-RN exam also have the option to complete the upper division nursing courses for the bachelor’s degree from OHSU in a distance-education format with clinical experiences completed locally. Options available for baccalaureate completion can be found at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-nursing/programs/unde....

The Nursing program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN, 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Portland, OR, 971-673-0685, www.oregon.gov/OSBN).

Entry Requirements
As part of their training, students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their success.

Program admission occurs once per year. Deadline for submitting program application material is February 17, 2014, or the first business day thereafter, for fall term 2014 admission (see program website and/or application packet for more information). Transcripts showing satisfactory completion of the math and Anatomy and Physiology I prerequisites and at least 22 other credits of the prerequisite/preparatory courses (minimum 30 credits) must be in the Registrar’s office by the application deadline to be considered eligible. All prerequisite/preparatory courses must have been taken with a letter grade and completed with a “C” or better. Consortium partner schools will use shared standards in a point system and a set of core criteria for evaluation and selection of candidates to the consortium curriculum, but selection processes, acceptance decisions, and admissions will occur at individual schools. Application to the Nursing program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all completed prerequisite/preparatory courses. Contact the Registrar for information regarding the application and selection process.

If an applicant has taken an equivalent course elsewhere which has a course number, title, or credit hour different from the BMCC course, the applicant must contact BMCC’s Registrar’s office for a transcript evaluation as far in advance of the application deadline as possible. To be admitted into nursing courses, students must complete all required prerequisite and preparatory courses (minimum 48 credits) and be accepted into the Nursing program.

Accepted students must undergo a criminal history background check prior to entering the program and will be required to undergo facility-specific background checks while in the program. Students may be required to undergo drug screening. Information regarding the background checks can be found on the program’s website and will be provided to students before fall nursing classes begin. Accepted students will also be required to complete by a specified deadline a CPR Health Care Provider course (adult/infant/child, one- and two-person, with AED; course must have been successfully completed prior to admission to nursing courses and maintained throughout the program). The CPR course must comply with the recently revised American Heart Association standards (compression, airway, breathing sequence rather than the previous airway, breathing, compression sequence). Information regarding required immunizations will be provided in the acceptance letter.

Internet and email access is an integral part of all nursing courses and access to a computer (at home or at the College) will be required on a daily basis. Nursing students attend classes at the BMCC campus in Pendleton and clinical practicum in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington and will need reliable transportation. See the program website and/or program information for progression policies.

Graduation Requirements
These requirements apply only to nursing students admitted to the program during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program of study, graduation requirements, and courses are under constant review and are subject to revision. Students contemplating admission in a later year may have different requirements and must obtain the advising guide or catalog for that year. If required courses (i.e., clinicals) are graded only on a pass/no pass basis, a grade of “P” for these courses indicate a student earned a “C” or better grade.

Students must complete all courses on this advising guide with a grade of “C” or better to continue in and complete the program, receive their degrees, and meet the educational requirements to apply to take the national licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). The OSBN screens all applicants for licensure and may deny licensure to or place on probation applicants with convictions for certain crimes. Licensure applicants with a history of chemical dependence will be required to have a drug and alcohol counselor assessment. Contact the OSBN (http:www.osbn.state.or.us) with any questions.

 

PREREQUISITE/REQUIRED PREPARATORY COURSES1
 
BI2318 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BI232 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BI233 Anatomy & Physiology III 4
BI234 Microbiology 4
CH104 or CH1102 Chemistry (or higher) 4-5
MTH0958 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4-5
FN225 Nutrition 4
PSY2013, PSY202, or PSY203 General Psychology 4
SOC204 General Sociology 4
or SOC205 General Sociology/Institutions and Social Change (4)
PSY2373 Human Development 4
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
or COM115 Intercultural Communication (4)
WR121 - WR122 English Composition  (must satisfy the old WR121-WR123 sequence) 8
 Note: Can take WR122 or WR227 Technical Report Writing (4)
Computer Literacy4 0-4
Prerequisite/Preparatory Credits to be Eligible to Apply 30
All Prerequisite/Preparatory Credits to be Completed Before Admission to
Nursing Courses, Minimum of:
48-55
   
FIRST-YEAR NURSING COURSE REQUIREMENTS  
FALL TERM  
NRS110 Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion 9
BI149 Human Genetics5 3
Any lower division transfer elective 3
 1st - FALL TERM Total Credits 15
WINTER TERM  
NRS111 Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I 6
NRS230 Clinical Pharmacology I 3
NRS232 Pathophysiology I 3
Any college-level (100 or 200 numbered) transferable humanities, social science or science electives6 3-4
1st - WINTER TERM Total Credits 15-16
SPRING TERM7  
NRS112 Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I 6
NRS231 Clinical Pharmacology II  3
NRS233 Pathophysiology II  3
1st - SPRING TERM Total Credits 12
   
SECOND-YEAR NURSING COURSE REQUIREMENTS  
FALL TERM  
NRS221 Nursing in Chronic Illness II/End of Life 9
Any college-level (100 or 200 numbered) transferable humanities, social science or science electives6 6
2nd - FALL TERM Total Credits 15
WINTER TERM  
NRS222 Nursing in Acute Care II/End of Life 9
Any college-level (100 or 200 numbered) transferable humanities, social science or science electives7 6
2nd - WINTER TERM Total Credits 15
SPRING TERM  
NRS224 Integrative Practicum 9
Any college-level (100 or 200 numbered) transferable humanities, social sicence or science electives7 3
2nd - SPRING TERM Total Credits 12

2Prerequisite for BI231, Human Anatomy and Physiology. MTH070 or higher required for most chemistry courses.

3PSY201 Prerequisite for PSY237, Human Development

4Can be met by passing CS120, BA131, ED235, AGR111 or by taking BMCC's IC3 (computer literacy) exam and receiving a passing average score of 75% or higher.

5BI149, Human Genetics, can be taken prior to admission to the nursing program but is not required for admission.

6Students who plan to continue through to OHSU must be aware that to earn the bachelor’s degree from OHSU, they must have two years of the same high school-level language, or two terms of college-level language, or pass a language proficiency examination. College-level foreign language (including American Sign Language) credits count toward degree requirements. A minimum of 9 credits of humanities is required for the OHSU degree. Students planning to transition to OHSU must have 132 credits of prerequisite and program required courses by the completion of the AAS degree in order to meet the 180 credit requirement by the completion of the Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Nursing from OHSU. Students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree are encouraged to complete MTS243 Probability and Statistics soon after the prerequisite math course.

7Student may earn AAS and take NCLEX exam or transfer to OHSU to complete BSN.

8Must be completed by end of fall term, 2013.

Courses required for the A.A.S. Nursing (courses in bold taken prior to admission to program.  
BI149 Human Genetics 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
or COM115 Intercultural Communication (4)
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 5
PSY201 General Psychology 4
or PSY202 General Psychology (4)
PSY237 Human Development 4
NRS110 Fundamentals of Nursing-Health Promotion 9
NRS111 Foundation of Nursing in Chronic Illness I 6
NRS112 Foundation of Nursing in Acute Care I 6
NRS221 Foundation of Nursing in Chronic Illness II/End of Life 9
NRS222 Foundation of Nursing in Acute Care II/End of Life 9
NRS224 Scop of Practice/Integrated Practicum 9
NRS230 Clinical Pharmacology I 3
NRS231 Clinical Pharmacology II 3
NRS232 Pathophysiological Processes I 3
NRS233 Pathophysiological Processes II 3
SOC204 General Sociology 4
or SOC205 General Sociology (4)
WR121 English Composition 4
WR122** English Composition 4
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR A.A.S. NURSING 92

** English Composition series must include research component i.e.: WR121-WR123 or WR227 (if all 3-credit courses, OR WR121 and WR122 as 4-credit courses to include research component.

For additional information and specific dates regarding the 2014-15 nursing admission process, please refer to our Nursing program webpage at http://www.bluecc.edu/departments_nursing.

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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A.A.S./Paraeducator

 Human Resources

Intended Program Outcomes:

Students who complete this degree program will be prepared to enter the K-12 school system successfully as a paraeducator and will demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate appropriate strategies and techniques to provide instructional support to students of diverse populations, including but not limited to students with special needs, students from poverty, and ELL students
  • Demonstrate attitudes and behaviors that are appropriate to meeting the needs of diverse populations
  • Apply best practices in classroom management to optimize the potential for student learning
  • Practice ethical and legal standards of conduct
  • Apply technology effectively to support teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate competence in core skill area and in written and oral communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, reading, and mathematics
 
CREDITS
COM100 Human Communications (or higher)
4
ED100 Introduction to Education
1
ED113 Instructional Strategies in Language Arts
3
ED114 Instructional Strategies in Math/Science
3
ED130 Classroom Management
3
ED258 Multicultural Education 3
ED254 Instructional Strategies for ELL students 3
ED235 Educational Technology 3
ED131 Instructional Strategies
3
ED169 Overview of Student with Special Needs
3
ED200 Foundation of Education
3
ED229 Learning and Development
3
WR121 English Composition (or higher)
4
WR115 Introduction to College Writing (or higher)
4
Science with Laboratory Courses
8
Social Science Courses 8
Health and Fitness Course 3
Arts and Letters (Humanities) Courses 8
ED280 CWE Education
3
Career and Technical (CTE) electives 14
or A.A.O.T. electives  (14)
ED157 Introduction to Mathematical Explorations
3
or MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher)  (5)
TOTAL CREDITS
90

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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