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110 Years of Academic Excellence2010-11 CATALOG & STUDENT HANDBOOKEffective August 9, 2010. This edition replaces previous editions.FLORIDAFlorida Campus Locations:Fort Myers Ocala Pasco County Tampa/BrandonINSIDE THIS CATALOG Programs Of Study Course Descriptions College Policies Administration Faculty & Staffwww.Rasmussen.edu

R A S M U S S E NMISSION2Rasmussen Collegeis dedicatedto serving ourcommunities byrecognizing thediverse needs ofindividuals.We encouragepersonal andprofessionaldevelopmentthrough respect,appreciation, anda commitment togeneral educationas a foundation forlifelong learning.As an institutionof higher learning,the Collegeis committedto preparingstudents to beactive, productiveand successfulcontributors to aglobal community.CA T A L O G&CO L L E G EF l o r i d Aw w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D UPURPOSETo accomplish our mission, Rasmussen College has establishedthese purposes:1 Educational Excellence: Rasmussen College creates a teaching/learning community that is challenging, stimulating, and studentfocused. This is accomplished through an integrated system ofaccessible resources, interactive classes, and a rigorous curriculum.2 Learning Environment: Rasmussen College provides learningopportunities in an environment of mutual respect in an unbiasedatmosphere that prepares students for challenging careers andlifelong learning.3 Professional Development: The institutional culture of RasmussenCollege provides and supports ongoing opportunities forprofessional growth for students and employees, preparing wellrounded individuals who contribute to our global community.4 Modern Technology: Rasmussen College supports the use ofmodern technology as a tool to enhance student learning andenrich the classroom environment, as well as empower studentsto adapt in an ever-changing workforce. The College is committedto student development through the implementation of virtualclassrooms utilizing the online learning modality.5 Service to Communities: Rasmussen College creates and maintainsa collaborative community where students, employees, business,industry, professional associations/communities, and otherinstitutions of higher learning benefit from shared knowledgeand experience.6 Assessment and Planning: Rasmussen College students, bothresidential and online, engage in an active assessment programthat evaluates student learning, effective teaching, and institutionalprogress. The information gathered assists the College as itformulates long and short-range plans, anticipates challenges,and strives to meet the goals of the institution.S T U D E N TH A N D B O O K20 1 0 - 2011

w w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D UB oard o f D irectorsRobert E. King– Chairman, Rasmussen, Inc.– Chairman, Salt Creek VenturesHenry S. Bienen– Vice Chairman, Rasmussen, Inc.– President Emeritus, Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IllinoisHerman Bulls– CEO, Public Institutions, Jones Lang LaSalleJohn A. Canning, Jr.– Chairman and CEOMadison Dearborn Partners, LLCJames E. Cowie– Managing Director, Frontenac CompanyTherese A. Fitzpatrick– Executive Vice President andChief Operating Officer,Assay Healthcare SolutionsR A S M U S S E NCO L L E G EF l o r i d ATable o f C ontentsEnrollment Procedures4Calendar4Financial Aid5Scholarship and Grant Programs6School of Allied Health7School of Business12School of Education17School of Justice Studies18School of Nursing23School of Technology and Design25Course Descriptions30Academic Information and College Policies47Faculty and Staff59Stanford J. Goldblatt, Esq.– Partner, Winston & Strawn, LLPBernard Goldstein– Founder, Broadview International, LLCJ. Michael Locke– CEO, Rasmussen College, Inc.Thurston E. Manning– Formerly Executive Director of theCommission on Institutions of HigherEducation of the North Central AssociationJack C. Staley– Former Managing Partner, Ernst & YoungLake Michigan AreaKristi A. Waite– President, Rasmussen College20 1 0 - 2011CA T A L O G&S T U D E N TH A N D B O O K3

R A S M U S S E N4CO L L E G EF l o r i d Aw w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D UE nrollment P roceduresP icking a S tart D ateCongratulations on taking thefirst steps to earning your degreeand achieving your professionalgoals. If you haven’t already doneso, schedule a time to discuss youreducational and career objectiveswith a member of our admissionteam, contact information is atthe end of this document and onour website at www.Rasmussen.edu . Our staff is skilled in helpingyou select the right major toprepare you for your desired career.Whether you are looking at campus,online, or a blended learning model,they will also assist you in planningyour course schedule and connectyou with our student financialservices team to make sure you canfit education into your busy life.2010 - 2011 Academic CalendarWhen you’ve chosen the optionthat best meets your needs, you canapply for admission by submittingthe following: Application Form (Apply early forbest class choices and scholarshipopportunities.) 20 fee for entire program, 75 for Nursing programs An attestation of high schoolgraduation or equivalency College placement exam results Required credentials for foreignstudents, including TOEFL testscore of 500 paper-based or173 computer-based, plus firstquarter tuition. Graduates of High Schools outsideof the United States need toprovide a copy of their transcriptor diploma along with thestandard attestation. Additionally,if the transcript/diploma is not inEnglish, it needs to be evaluatedby an academic credentialevaluation agency to indicatethe students education levelequivalent to U.S. standards. Individuals applying for admissionto the Medical LaboratoryTechnician and School of Nursingprograms must meet programspecific admissions requirements,in addition to all generalRasmussen College admissionsrequirements. See the admissionspolicies for these programs underAcademic Information and CollegePolicies. In addition, some programsrequire applicants to completea criminal background check.Please see College Acceptanceor Rejection of Application forAdmission for more details.Rasmussen College will notify you in writing of your acceptance or rejection.All money paid to the College will be refunded if you are not accepted exceptany non-refundable test fees required for the Medical Laboratory Technicianor School of Nursing programs. All new students will complete an orientationprogram prior to beginning classes which includes an experiential course andan informational session covering college policies and services. This requiredorientation program provides students with valuable tools and knowledgenecessary for success at Rasmussen College.CA T A L O G&S T U D E N TH A N D B O O K 2010 Summer QuarterJuly 6 – September 19 2010 Early Fall QuarterAugust 9 – September 19 2010 Fall QuarterOctober 4 – December 19 2010 Early Winter QuarterNovember 8 – December 19 2011 Winter QuarterJanuary 3 – March 20 2011 Early Spring QuarterFebruary 7 – March 20 2011 Spring QuarterApril 4 – June 19 2011 Early Summer QuarterMay 9 – June 19 2011 Summer QuarterJuly 5 – September 19College Holidays New Year’s Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Memorial Day Independence Day Friday prior to Labor Day(Employee Appreciation Day) Labor Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Dayand the following Friday Christmas Day20 1 0 - 2011

w w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D UR A S M U S S E NCO L L E G EF l o r i d AP rimar y S ources o f Financial A id and H o w to A pply.Each campus has aprofessionally staffed financialaid department designed tohelp you apply for federal, state,and private assistance. Theprimary purpose of financialaid is to help students whootherwise would not be ableto attend a post-secondaryinstitution meet the cost ofhigher education. The basicresponsibility for financing youreducation lies with you andyour family. Aid is based upondocumented financial need— the difference between thecost of college and your abilityto pay for it. Costs includebooks, tuition, supplies, roomand board, transportation,living expenses, and child carecosts.There are three basic typesof aid available to Rasmussenstudents: Various state and federalstudent loan programs. Gift Aid, also known as grants,is assistance you do not haveto pay back and is usuallybased upon financial need. Employment through workstudy programs may providerelevant work experienceand decrease the necessityof borrowing student loansfor living expenses.Tuition RatesPlease see the TuitionStructure section underAcademic Information andCollege Policies for completeinformation on tuition rates.Gift AidProgramType of AwardFederal Pell GrantProgramGrant based on financial need.Amount Per YearApplication 609 - 5350Free Application forFederal Student Aid(FAFSA)Federal Supplemental Grant based on financial need awardedEducationalby the institution. Notification is madeOpportunity Grantby the College regarding eligibility.(SEOG) 100 - 4,000,based on availabilityFree Applicationfor Federal StudentAid – Awarded bythe CollegeAcademicCompetitivenessGrant (ACG)Award based on Pell Grant eligibilityand academic rigor requirementsof state high school courseworkeligibility. 750 for first year; 1300 for second yearFree Application forFederal Student AidFlorida StudentAssistant GrantGrant based on financial informationprovided by the student on the FAFSA.VariesFree Applicationfor Federal StudentAid – Awarded bythe CollegeEmploymentFederal Work StudyPart-time jobs on campus or atlocal non-profit agencies. Basedon financial need and skill levelfor positions available.VariesFree Applicationfor Federal StudentAid – Awarded bythe CollegeFederal LoanProgramsFederal SubsidizedStafford LoanProgramPayment deferred until six monthsafter student leaves college orattends less than half time.Need-based calculation.1st Year - 3,5002nd Year - 4,5003rd Year - 5,500Free Applicationfor Federal StudentAid and PromissoryNote processedthrough Collegeand LenderFederal UnsubsidizedStafford LoanProgramPrincipal and interest may bedeferred until after studentleaves college or attends lessthan half-time.Same as subsidized limitswith additional 2,000 forDependent. Independent:1st & 2nd Year 60003rd Year & above 7000.Free Applicationfor Federal StudentAid and PromissoryFederal Parent Loanfor UndergraduateStudents (PLUS)For credit-worthy parents ofdependent undergraduates.Up to college costof attendance.PLUS applicationand PromissoryNote processedthrough Collegeand LenderVeterans’ BenefitsVeterans and dependents of veterans,including Guard and ReserveComponent.Monthly benefit basedon service contributionsVeteransAdministrationor VeteransService OfficerVeterans’BenefitsNote processedthrough Collegeand LenderGift aid and work study are awarded annually based on the fiscal year dates of July 1 through June 30.Students attending in more than one fiscal year period must reapply for financial aid assistance.20 1 0 - 2011CA T A L O G&S T U D E N TH A N D B O O K5

R A S M U S S E NCO L L E G EF l o r i d Aw w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D US cholarship and G rant P rograms6Rasmussen College offersthe following institutionalscholarship and grant programs.All scholarships are non-cashscholarships. Some campuseshave additional scholarshipsavailable; please contact yourFinancial Aid Office for moreinformation.Grade Point AchievementScholarshipsIf you are like most students, youdon’t have a pile of cash lyingaround to pay for college. Soyou’ll be glad to know that basedon your high school cumulativeGPA, Rasmussen College offersscholarship opportunities of upto 10,000 for incoming firstyear students. Below is a quicklook at the available Grade PointAchievement scholarships. Askyour Admissions Representativefor all the details and anapplication form.Grade point average is basedupon a 4.0 scale. Other gradepoint scales will be converted toa 4.0 scale to determine award.Eligibility guidelines for theGrade Point AchievementScholarships are as follows: Eligible students must becurrent-year graduating highschool seniors. Students must apply forand begin classes duringthe summer quarter, earlyfall quarter or fall quarterimmediately following theirgraduation from high school. Award amounts are determinedupon receipt of the student’sofficial final transcript fromhigh school. All recipients will be notifiedof the award in writing and allfunds are paid directly to theCollege. Award amounts forAssociate Degree students aredivided equally among thestudent’s first 5 quarters ofattendance. Award amountsfor Bachelor Degree studentsare divided equally among thestudent’s first 10 quarters ofattendance. Student must carry a minimumof 9 credits per full quarter or 7for a mid-start term, maintainsatisfactory academic progress,and not be on AcademicWarning/Probation, or theaward is forfeited from thatpoint forward. Awards are forfeited ifattendance is discontinuedor interrupted for AssociateDegree seeking students.Bachelor’s Degree seekingstudents may interruptattendance a maximum of2 instances, with each instanceno more than one quarter andnot more than once in any onecalendar year.Early Start ProgramRasmussen College is proud tooffer select high school juniorsand seniors the opportunityto begin their professionalcareer training early. The EarlyStart Program is designed toreward those who have a strongacademic background and adesire to succeed.10% Military DiscountAll current and retiredmilitary personnel, as wellas veterans, enrolling in aDegree, Diploma, or Certificateprogram are eligible for a 10%tuition discount. In order toqualify for the discount, alladmission requirements mustbe completed, and applicantsmust provide proof of serviceby submitting an actual orfaxed copy of their military IDcard, including expiration date.Retired military personnel mustprovide valid military retireeID or DD 214 form. In addition,the College will extend the 10%discount to the spouse anddependents, age 18-21, of anyservice member as outlinedabove. These individuals mustprovide an actual or faxed copyof their dependent militaryID card, which includes anexpiration date.CA T A L O G&S T U D E N TIf you applyfor admissionbetweenJanuary 30,and April 30,your award is:If yourcumulativeGrade PointAverage upongraduationis between:You willreceive thefollowingScholarship:If you applyfor admissionprior toJanuary 30,your award is:2.00 – 2.74Success AwardAssociates 1,000Bachelors 2,000 600 1,2002.75 – 2.99Achievement AwardAssociates 1,500Bachelors 3,000 1,000 2,0003.00 – 3.24Silver Circle AwardAssociates 2,000Bachelors 4,000 1,500 3,0003.25 – 3.49Gold Circle AwardAssociates 2,500Bachelors 5,000 2,000 4,0003.50 – 3.74Platinum Circle AwardAssociates 3,000Bachelors 6,000 2,500 5,0003.75 – 3.99Director’s AwardAssociates 4,000Bachelors 8,000 3,000 6,0004.00President’s AwardAssociates 5,000Bachelors 10,000 4,000 8,000Corporate DiscountSome companies receive atuition discount from RasmussenCollege for eligible employees.Contact your campus for details.On-Time GraduationScholarship and AcceleratedGraduation ScholarshipRasmussen College is committedto helping students get theirdegree and start their newcareers. To help our studentsreach that goal faster, Rasmussenoffers two scholarships tostudents to help make on-timegraduation a reality. Studentswho take thirteen (13) or morecredits a quarter will receive a 500 Accelerated GraduationScholarship each quarter.Additionally, students who takenine (9) to twelve (12) creditsper quarter will receive a 300On-Time Graduation Scholarshipeach quarter. Students whostart in February, May, August,or November and take seven (7)or eight (8) credits will receivea 200 On-Time GraduationScholarship their first quarter.H A N D B O O KRestrictionsStudents are eligible for only oneof the following scholarship andgrant programs at a time: Grade Point AchievementScholarship Early Start Program 10% Military Discount Corporate DiscountStudents may combine anyof these scholarships with theOn-Time Graduation Scholarshipand/or the AcceleratedGraduation Scholarship.20 1 0 - 2011

w w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D UR A S M U S S E NCO L L E G EF l o r i d ASchool of Allied HealthHEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN AS DegreeStandard Length of Program 6 Quarters Full-Time 9 Quarters Part-TimeCareer Areas Health Information Technician Medical Data Analyst Medical Coder Health Information Workflow Specialist Medical Records Coordinator Coding Analyst Electronic Health Record Specialist7Foundation CoursesNumberCourseB097B098B099Foundations of English IFoundations of English IIFoundations of MathCredits444Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter inFoundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successfulcompletion of B097, B098, and/or B099.General Education CoursesNumberCourseCreditsEnglish Composition (Required course)ENC110 English CompositionCommunication (Select 1 course)COM1002 Introduction to CommunicationSPC2017 Oral CommunicationHumanities (Select 2 courses)CRW2001 Creative WritingENC2102 Writing About LiteratureHUM2023 HumanitiesHUM2501 Film AppreciationLIT2000Introduction to LiteraturePHI2103 Introduction to Critical ThinkingPHI2671 EthicsSPN271Conversational SpanishMath (Required course)MAT1030 College AlgebraNatural Sciences (Required course)PHA1500 Structure and Function of the Human BodySocial Sciences Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)NOTE: Students who take Principles of Economics may not takeMacroeconomics or EO1010POS2020PSY1012SYG1000Florida HistoryUnited States History: 1900 to the PresentPrinciples of EconomicsMacroeconomicsMicroeconomicsHuman GeographyAmerican/U.S. National GovernmentGeneral PsychologyIntroduction to Sociology44444444444Major and Core CoursesNumberCourseCGS 1240Computer Applications and BusinessSystems ConceptsSuccess StrategiesCareer DevelopmentBasic ICD-9-CM CodingIntermediate ICD-9-CM CodingAmbulatory Care CodingIntroduction to Health InformationManagementMedical Insurance and BillingManagement of Health Information ServicesHealth Information Laws & EthicsQuality Analysis and ManagementHealthcare Information TechnologiesMedical Coding PracticumHealth Information PracticumMedical TerminologyPharmacology for Allied Health ProfessionalsPathophysiologyE150E242HIM 1222HIM 1234CHIM 1258CHIM 2000HIM 2272CHIM 2304HIM 2410HIM 2510HIM 2652HIM 2940HIM 2941HSC 1531MEA 1243MEA 220344CreditsTotal Degree Credits3424334344441244590*This Degree Program is also offered online* Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/IIor Foundations of Math. These courses may be requiredof some students based upon placement examinations.I n addition to meeting all other admissionsrequirements, applicants to this program mustalso complete a criminal background check.44444444420 1 0 - 2011CA T A L O G&S T U D E N TObject i veGraduates of this degree programunderstand the healthcare systemand how to communicate withthe healthcare team. They knowbasic human anatomy, medicalterminology, and pathology,as well as techniques for healthinformation management andquality improvement. Graduatescan perform medical coding andbilling, analyze data, use andunderstand scanning technology,navigate an electronic healthrecord, manage a file room, andrelease medical informationunder appropriate circumstances.They value critical thinking,communication, diverseperspectives, technology andinformation literacy, ethical andprofessional behavior in theworkplace, and the confidentialityof patient information.H A N D B O O K

R A S M U S S E NCO L L E G EF l o r i d Aw w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D USchool of Allied HealthMEDICAL ADMINISTRATION AS DegreeStandard Length of Program 6 Quarters Full-Time 9 Quarters Part-TimeCareer Areas Medical Office Assistant Medical Business Office Clerk Medical Receptionist Medical Transcriptionist Medical Office Manager Medical Coder/Biller8Object i veFoundation CoursesGraduates of this programunderstand the procedures ofmedical offices in a variety ofhealthcare settings. They knowmedical terminology, anatomy,pathology, and basic concepts ofhealth-information management.Graduates can perform medicalcoding, transcription, and billing,and general medical officeprocedures. They value criticalthinking, communication, diverseperspectives, technology andinformation literacy, ethical andprofessional behavior in theworkplace, and the confidentialityof patient information.CA T A L O GNumberCourseCreditsB097B098B099Foundations of English IFoundations of English IIFoundations of Math444Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter inFoundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successfulcompletion of B097, B098, and/or B099.General Education CoursesNumberCourseCreditsEnglish Composition (Required course)ENC110 English CompositionCommunication (Select 1 course)COM1002 Introduction to CommunicationSPC2017 Oral CommunicationHumanities (Select 2 courses)CRW2001 Creative WritingENC2102 Writing About LiteratureHUM2023 HumanitiesHUM2501 Film AppreciationLIT2000Introduction to LiteraturePHI2103 Introduction to Critical ThinkingPHI2671 EthicsSPN271Conversational SpanishMath (Required course)MAT1030 College AlgebraNatural Sciences (Required course)PHA1500 Structure and Function of the Human BodySocial Sciences Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)NOTE: Students who take Principles of Economics may not takeMacroeconomics or EO1010POS2020PSY1012SYG1000&Florida HistoryUnited States History: 1900 to the PresentPrinciples of EconomicsMacroeconomicsMicroeconomicsHuman GeographyAmerican/U.S. National GovernmentGeneral PsychologyIntroduction to SociologyS T U D E N TH A N D B O O K444444444444Major and Core CoursesNumberCourseCGS 1240Computer Applications and BusinessSystems ConceptsSuccess StrategiesCareer DevelopmentBasic ICD-9-CM CodingIntermediate ICD-9-CM CodingAmbulatory Care CodingMedical Insurance and BillingMedical Coding PracticumMedical TerminologyMedical Law and EthicsMedical Writing, Style and GrammarPathophysiologyIntroduction to Medical TranscriptionKeyboarding IMedical Office ProceduresWord for WindowsMedical Administration CapstoneMedical Transcription IE150E242HIM 1222HIM 1234CHIM 1258CHIM 2272CHIM 2940HSC 1531HSC 2641HSC 1410MEA 2203MTS 2005OST 1100COST 1461OST 1764COST 2465OST 2611CTotal Degree CreditsCredits34243331443543431490*This Degree Program is also offered online* Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/IIor Foundations of Math. These courses may be requiredof some students based upon placement examinations.444444444420 1 0 - 2011

w w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D UR A S M U S S E NCO L L E G EF l o r i d ASchool of Allied HealthMEDICAL ASSISTING AS Degree**Standard Length of Program 6 Quarters Full-Time 8 Quarters Part-TimeCareer Areas Medical Assistant Medical Office Administrative AssistantFoundation CoursesNumberCourseB097B098B099Foundations of English IFoundations of English IIFoundations of MathMajor and Core CoursesCredits444Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter inFoundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successfulcompletion of B097, B098, and/or B099.General Education CoursesNumberCourseEnglish Composition (Required course)ENC110 English CompositionCommunication (Select 1 course)COM1002 Introduction to CommunicationSPC2017 Oral CommunicationHumanities (Select 2 courses)CRW2001 Creative WritingENC2102 Writing About LiteratureHUM2023 HumanitiesHUM2501 Film AppreciationLIT2000Introduction to LiteraturePHI2103 Introduction to Critical ThinkingPHI2671 EthicsSPN271Conversational SpanishMath (Required course)MAT1030 College AlgebraNatural Sciences (Required course)BSC2020C Introduction to Human BiologySocial Sciences (Required*, select 1 additional course)NOTE: Students who take Principles of Economics may not takeMacroeconomics or EO1010POS2020PSY1012SYG1000Florida HistoryUnited States History: 1900 to the PresentPrinciples of EconomicsMacroeconomicsMicroeconomicsHuman GeographyAmerican/U.S. National GovernmentGeneral Psychology*Introduction to SociologyCredits44444444444NumberCourseCreditsBSC 2087C Human Anatomy and Physiology IBSC 2089C Human Anatomy and Physiology IICGS 1240 Computer Applications and BusinessSystems ConceptsE242Career DevelopmentHSC 1531 Medical TerminologyHSC 2641 Medical Law and EthicsMEA 1206 Clinical Skills IMEA 1207 Clinical Skills IIMEA 1243 Pharmacology for the Allied HealthProfessionalMEA 2203 PathophysiologyMEA 2267 Laboratory Skills for Medical AssistingMEA 2290 Radiography SkillsMEA 2804 Medical Assistant ExternshipOST 1461 Medical Office Procedures4444444444420 1 0 - 2011Total Degree Credits5532444445438491** Credit totals do not include Foundations of English I/IIor Foundations of Math. These courses may be requiredof some students based upon placement examinations.** Medical Assisting students must receive the completeseries of hepatitis B vaccinations before they willbe eligible to begin their externship. In addition tofulfilling Rasmussen College’s general graduationrequirements, Medical Assisting students mustsuccessfully complete all 61 Medical Assistingcompetencies and receive CPR and first-aidcertification before they will be eligible to graduate. In addition to meeting all other admissionsrequirements, applicants to this program mustalso complete a criminal background check.CA T A L O G&S T U D E N TObject i veGraduates of this program knowmedical terminology, anatomy,pathology, and basic concepts ofpharmacology and psychology.They can measure vital signs,administer injections, performvenipuncture, and perform CLIAwaived laboratory tests. They canalso perform general medicaloffice procedures and medicalbilling. Graduates value criticalthinking, communication, diverseperspectives, technology andinformation literacy, and medicalethics. The completion of thisprogram helps prepare the studentto seek national certification as amedical assistant.H A N D B O O K9

R A S M U S S E NCO L L E G EF l o r i d Aw w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D USchool of Allied HealthMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN AS DegreeStandard Length of Program 8 Quarters Full-TimeCareer Areas Medical Laboratory Technician10Object i veFoundation CoursesGraduates of this programknow medical terminology,anatomy, and safety standardsand practices. They can operateand maintain equipment in themedical laboratory, collect andanalyze specimen samples fordiagnosis, and assist members ofthe healthcare team in deliveringservice to patients. Graduates valuecritical thinking, communication,diverse perspectives, technologyand information literacy, the safetyand confidentiality of patients andother technicians in the laboratory,and ethical and professionalbehavior. Students do not have topass any external certifications orlicensure examinations to receivethe AS degree.CA T A L O G&NumberCourseCreditsB097B098B099Foundations of English IFoundations of English IIFoundations of Math444Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter inFoundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by successfulcompletion of B097, B098, and/or B099.General Education CoursesNumberCourseEnglish Composition (Required course)ENC110 English CompositionCommunication (Select 1 course)COM1002 Introduction to CommunicationSPC2017 Oral CommunicationHumanities (Select 2 courses)CRW2001 Creative WritingENC2102 Writing About LiteratureHUM2023 HumanitiesHUM2501 Film AppreciationLIT2000Introduction to LiteraturePHI2103 Introduction to Critical ThinkingPHI2671 EthicsSPN271Conversational SpanishMath (Required course)MAT1030 College AlgebraNatural Sciences (Required course)BSC2020C Introduction to Human BiologySocial Sciences Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)NOTE: Students who take Principles of Economics may not takeMacroeconomics or EO1010POS2020PSY1012SYG1000Florida HistoryUnited States History: 1900 to the PresentPrinciples of EconomicsMacroeconomicsMicroeconomicsHuman GeographyAmerican/U.S. National GovernmentGeneral PsychologyIntroduction to SociologyS T U D E N TH A N D B O O KCredits4444444444444444444444Major and Core CoursesNumberCourseCreditsBSC 2087C Human Anatomy and Physiology IBSC 2089C Human Anatomy and Physiology IICGS 1240 Computer Applications and BusinessSystems ConceptsE242Career DevelopmentHSC 1531 Medical TerminologyMLT 1000C Introduction to Clinical Laboratory ScienceMLT 1040C PhlebotomyMLT 1210C UrinalysisMLT 1300C Hematology IMLT 1402C Clinical Microbiology IMLT 1610C Clinical Chemistry IMLT 2302C Hematology IIMLT 2403C Clinical Microbiology IIMLT 2500C ImmunologyMLT 2525C ImmunohematologyMLT 2620C Clinical Chemistry IIMLT 2800 Clinical Practicum IMLT 2801 Clinical Practicum IITotal Degree Credits55324333333443341212111* This program is only offered at theFort Myers campus.* Credit totals do not include Foundations of EnglishI/II or Foundations of Math. These courses may berequired of some students based upon placementexaminations. Applicants to this program must meet programspecific admissions requirements, in addition to allgeneral Rasmussen College admissions requirements.Please see the application procedures for this programunder Academic Information and College Policies.20 1 0 - 2011

w w w . R A S M U S S E N . E D UR A S M U S S E NCO L L E G EF l o r i d ASchool of Allied HealthPHARMACY TECHNICIAN AS DegreeStandard Length of Program 6 Quarters Full-Time 8 Quarters Part-TimeCareer Areas Retail Pharmacy Clinic Pharmacy Hospitals and Health Care FacilitiesFoundation CoursesNumberCourseB097B098B099Foundations of English IFoundations of English IIFoundations of MathMajor and Core CoursesCredits444Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter inFoundation Courses through a STEP placement exam or by succes

College Policies Administration Faculty & Staff www.Rasmussen.edu 2010-11 CATALOG & STUDENT HANDBOOK Effective August 9, 2010. This edition replaces previous editions. FLORIDA Florida Campus Locations: Fort Myers Ocala Pasco County Tampa/Brandon 110 Years of Academic Excellence