Sep 17, 2019  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
    
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional and Technical



There are 119 different job-training programs at Green River, each designed to prepare students for immediate employment.

Professional/technical programs are offered in business and office occupations, health sciences, the trades and technical fields. In each program, there is hands-on training using current technology. Expert instructors provide individual attention in classrooms, labs and workshops. Each program is guided by an industry advisory committee to ensure that training meets the needs of local business and industry. Training programs range in length from one quarter (11 weeks) to two years or more. In some programs, classes are designed to provide up-to-date information to people already working in industry who need to learn new technology.

Bachelors in Applied Science (BAS)

The Bachelor in Applied Science degree (BAS) is built on associate degrees and provides workplace skills in specific career areas. Compared to traditional four-year degrees at universities, applied bachelor’s degrees incorporate more hands-on learning focused on a particular industry. It creates continued education for graduates of professional and technical associate degree programs by providing advanced technical course and/or management courses along with additional general education course work.

Green River College offers Bachelors in Applied Science degree in Aeronautical Science , Applied Management , Early Childhood Education , Forest Resource Management , Information Technology-Network Administration and Security Information Technology-Software Development  , and Marketing and Entrepreneurship . The general education courses will include courses earned at either/both the associate degree and/or applied bachelor’s degree level, based on the total required 180 quarter hours of credits.

Degree requirements include:

  1. Sixty credits of 300-400 level courses in the technical field as specified by the industry advisory committee.
  2. Sixty credits of general education courses as follows:
    1. 10 credits Communication Skills - ENGL& 101  and additional composition course
    2. 5 credits Quantitative Skills/Symbolic Reasoning in computer science, statistics, or mathematics
    3. 10 credits in Humanities
    4. 10 credits in Social Science
    5. 10 credits in Natural Science with at least 5 credits in physical, biological and/or earth sciences and at least one lab course
    6. 15 credits of additional general education courses to be selected from the humanities, social science, and/or natural science.
  3. Earning a minimum of 180 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  4. Completing the minimum of 24 credits at Green River College.
  5. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/no credit basis.

The curriculum for each Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) degree is determined by the faculty of Green River College in conjunction with each discipline advisory committee from business and industry. The college advises students to consult the listing of the program of their choice for specific courses required.

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree (AAS-T)

The Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree (AAS-T) is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. Further, the general education courses for the degree are drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree. The AAS-T degree generally will not be accepted in transfer in preparation for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees although the general education component of the degree will be accepted in transfer. The following guidelines provide specific information about how this degree may be developed:

Degree requirements include:

  1. Seventy credits in the technical field as specified by the industry advisory committee
  2. Twenty credits of general education courses as follows:
    1. 5 credits communication - ENGL& 101  
    2. 5 credits quantitative reasoning - College-level math with Intermediate Algebra, MATH 097 , as a prerequisite.
    3. 10 credits in Social Science, Humanities, or Science - to be selected from the list of courses “generally accepted”.
  3. Earning a minimum of 90 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  4. Completing the minimum of 24 credits, including the last quarter of residence at Green River College.
  5. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/no credit basis.

The curriculum for each Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree (AAS-T) is determined by the faculty of Green River College in conjunction with each discipline advisory committee from business and industry. The college advises students to consult the listing of the program of their choice for specific courses required.

Associate in Applied Arts Degree (AAA) and Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Arts and the Associate in Applied Science degrees are designed for students in professional/technical programs. The only difference between these degrees is the field of study. Applied Arts degrees are generally awarded for business and business-related fields; Applied Science degrees are granted in health science, technical and trade subjects. These professional/technical degrees are designed for students who want to prepare for employment. In some cases, credits earned may be applied to study at a four-year college or university.

Professional/Technical Degree requirements include:

  1. Earning a minimum of 90 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completing a minimum of 24 credits at Green River.
  3. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/ no credit basis.

The curriculum for each professional/technical program is determined by the faculty of Green River College and in some cases an advisory committee from business and industry. Consult the listing of the program of your choice for specific classes required.

Professional/Technical Certificate (Cert)

Professional/technical certificates are awarded in some programs. Professional/technical certificates are designed for students who want to prepare for immediate employment. The certificate includes specific courses in your area of study, as well as related instruction courses that are intended to enhance your learning. In some cases, the credits you earn for these certificates may be applied to an Associate in Applied Arts Degree, Associate in Applied Science Degree, or to study at a four-year college or university.

Professional/Technical Certificate requirements include:

  1. Earning a minimum of 45 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completing a minimum of 12 credits at Green River.
  3. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/no credit basis.

The curriculum for each professional/technical program is determined by the faculty of Green River College and in some cases an advisory committee from business and industry. Specific requirements are listed in “Programs of Study.” Students should consult the program listings for specific classes required.

Certificates of Proficiency (Cert -P)

Certificates of Proficiency are awarded in some professional/technical programs. The curriculum for each professional/technical program is determined by the faculty of Green River College, and in some cases an advisory committee from business and industry. Certificates of Proficiency coursework is 44 or less credits and generally do not include “related instruction” courses. See “Programs of Study” for availability and specific requirements for Certificates of Proficiency, which usually do not include classes outside the major subject.

Certificate of Proficiency requirements include:

  1. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  2. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the credits required at Green River.
  3. Earning no more than 25 percent of the credit requirements on a pass/ no credit basis.

Related Instruction Requirements

Associate in Applied Arts Degree (AAA) and Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Arts (AAA) and the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees are designed for students in professional/technical programs. The faculty of Green River College and an advisory committee from local business and industry determine the curriculum for each professional/technical program. Each curriculum includes major field requirements, and related instruction requirements.

To earn a degree, a student must accumulate a minimum of 90 credits, meet the specific requirements of the program, and earn a minimum GPA of 2.0. Twenty-four of the total 90 credits, including the last quarter of study, must be completed at Green River. No more than 25 percent of the credit requirements may be earned on a pass/no-credit basis. Students seeking AAA or AAS degrees must complete related instruction requirements in the program related areas of communication, computation, and human relations. Where it is appropriate, safety and environmental awareness courses are also required for degree programs.

In most professional/technical fields at Green River, these related instructions are already included within the program. The requirements may be part of several courses or may be included in one particular course. Most students, in meeting the specific requirements of the programs, will automatically meet the related instruction requirements. (Courses designated as related instruction requirements will be denoted with a # symbol.) The related instruction requirements and their minimum levels of proficiency are listed below. The listed courses in communication, computation, and human relations may be credited toward no more than one related instruction requirement.

Certificates

Related instruction requirements are included in all certificates that are one year in length or longer (45 credits or more).

AAA and AAS Degrees and Certificates (over 45 credits)

  1. Communication
    1. Writing:
      The student will earn a minimum of three credits* from the following: English ENGL& 101 , ENGL 109 , ENGL 126 , ENGL 127  or ENGL 128 

      * Although three credits are the minimum requirement, all of the above English courses are offered at five credits.
      OR
      Business Technologies and Administrative Careers 130  for the following business-related degrees and certificates:

      Degrees
      Accounting, AAA 
      Administrative Assistant, AAA 
      Business Applications Specialist, AAA 
      Business Management, AAA 
      Court Reporting, AAA 
      Legal Administrative Assistant, AAA 
      Medical Office Administration, AAA  

      Certificates
      Administrative Assistant Certificate 
      Business Applications Specialist Certificate 
      Business Management-Business Foundations Certificate 
      Business Management-Retail Management Certificate 
      Business Management-Customer Service Representative Certificate of Proficiency 
      Early Childhood Education (Statewide) Initial Certificate of Proficiency  

OR

Advanced placement 4 (AP4) Waiver from writing requirement and 5 credits granted for college-level writing
Advanced placement 5 (AP5) Waiver from writing requirement and 10 credits granted for college-level writing
  1. Oral: The student will earn a minimum of three credits* from the following:
    Communication Studies CMST 100 , CMST& 210 , CMST 217 , CMST& 220 , CMST& 230  

* Although three credits are the minimum requirement, all of the above communication studies courses are offered at five credits.

  1. Computation

Students pursuing degrees or certificates in programs without a specified computation or math course may satisfy this requirement by one of the following:

  1. The student will earn a minimum of three credits* from a mathematics course numbered 100 or higher (excluding co-op MATH courses).

*Although three credits is the minimum requirement, most mathematics courses are offered at five credits.

  1. Achieve appropriate placement score sufficient to be eligible for MATH& 142  or higher.

OR

Advanced placement 4 (AP4) Waiver from computation requirement on the AB Examination and 5 credits granted for MATH& 151  
Advanced placement 5 (AP5) Waiver from computation requirement on the AB Examination and 10 credits granted for MATH& 151  and MATH& 152  
Advanced placement 4 or 5 (AP4 or AP5) Waiver from computation requirement on the BC Examination and 10 credits granted for MATH& 151  and MATH& 152  
  1. Business Technologies and Administrative Careers BTAC 110  or Business Administration B A 145  for the following business-related degrees and certificates:

Degrees
Accounting, AAA  
Administrative Assistant, AAA  
Business Applications Specialist, AAA  
Business Management, AAA  
Court Reporting, AAA  
Legal Administrative Assistant, AAA  
Medical Office Administration, AAA  

Certificates
Administrative Assistant Certificate  
Business Applications Specialist Certificate  
Business Management-Business Foundations Certificate  
Business Management-Retail Management Certificate  
Business Management-Customer Service Representative Certificate of Proficiency  
Early Childhood Education (Statewide) Certificate of Proficiency  

  1. Computation - ACOMP 101  for Trades degrees and certificates over 45 credits.
  1. Human Relations

The student will participate in a minimum of three credits* or 33 hours of course work in which personal quality foundation skills and interpersonal workplace competencies are taught and practiced. These qualities and competencies are identified in the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). SCANS skills include, but are not limited to the following: demonstrate responsibility, self-worth, and sociability in groups, self-management and integrity/honesty; participate as a team member; help others; exhibit leadership; negotiates agreement; and develop an appreciation of socio-cultural differences while respecting the rights of others. The student’s Human Relations requirement is met if at least 80% of the SCANS attributes (as mentioned above) are embedded into a course or courses that are part of their professional or technical program (see program requirements). If not embedded, the student will earn a minimum of three credits* from the following courses:

Business Management BUS 166  

*Communication Studies CMST 100 , CMST& 210 , CMST 217 , CMST& 220 , CMST& 230 , CMST 238  

*Although three credits is the minimum requirement, most communication studies courses are offered at five credits.

CMST 100 , CMST& 210 , CMST 217 , CMST& 220  and CMST& 230  can only be used here if not already used in the section 1B-Oral Communication)

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