School of Applied Technology
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School of Applied Technology 2000-2001 Calendar
Fall Semester 2000 (39 Days)Fee Deadline August 17 Classes begin....................................................August 21 Last date to file application for graduation in December.........September 1 Labor Day Holiday................................................September 4 Last date to withdraw from 1st eight week classes................September 15 Classes end for 1st eight weeks..................................October 13
Second Eight Week Classes for Fall Semester 2000 (42 Days)Classes begin....................................................October 16 Fee Deadline.....................................................October 16 Last date to withdraw from individual semester classes...........November 10 Last date to withdraw from individual 2nd eight week classes.....November 10 Thanksgiving Holiday.............................................November 20-24 Last date to completely withdraw from school.....................December 1 Classes end for 2nd eight weeks..................................December 15
Spring Semester 2001 (38 Days)Fee deadline.....................................................January 11 Martin Luther King Day/Idaho Human Rights Day....................January 15 Classes begin....................................................January 16 Last date to file application for graduation in May..............January 29 Last date to withdraw from 1st eight week classes................February 13 Presidents Day Holiday...........................................February 19 Classes end for 1st eight weeks..................................March 9
Second Eight Week Classes for Spring Semester 2001 (45 Days)Classes begin....................................................March 12 Fee deadline.....................................................March 12 Spring Break.....................................................March 19-26 Last date to withdraw from individual semester classes...........April 13 Last date to withdraw from individual 2nd eight week classes.....April 13 Last date to completely withdraw from school.....................May 4 Last date to file application for graduation in August...........May 11 Classes end for 2nd eight weeks..................................May 18 Commencement.....................................................May 19
Summer Session 2001 (38 Days)Memorial Day Holiday.............................................May 28 Classes begin....................................................May 29 Fee deadline.....................................................May 29 Cosmetology classes begin........................................June 11 Last date to withdraw from individual summer classes.............June 26 Independence Day Holiday.........................................July 4 Last date to completely withdraw from school.....................July 6 Classes end for Session 5........................................July 20 Cosmetology Classes end..........................................August 3 Commencement (10 a.m.)...........................................August 10
School of Applied Technology
Ranaye J. Marsh, Ph.D., DeanDebbie Thompson, Associate Dean
Idaho State University's School of Applied Technology is a major unit on campus, organized to serve the need of students and the business/industry of Idaho, who are in need of qualified, competent employees. Our school has been developed over many years with the principle of serving as a cornerstone of our operation.
There is tremendous change going on, not only in our state, but nationwide and worldwide at the same time. Occupational skills and knowledge are changing in the marketplace and students of all ages attend Idaho State University's School of Applied Technology. As change continues, there is little question of the need for people to possess skills and knowledge in their profession, coupled with critical thinking and human relations abilities. Work ethics, honesty, positive attitude and the will to succeed in a productive manner are ingredients of quality that the businesses of Idaho are looking to regarding employees.
The School of Applied Technology is a comprehensive post-secondary technical institution that is the largest in Idaho. The process of instruction includes learning the academics through classroom lectures/demonstration procedures, coupled with applying the learned concepts in a laboratory/shop setting. The quality of our school is measured through the success of graduates who enter the marketplace successfully within the businesses of communities. With facilities representative of the business and industrial settings, each program demonstrates its quality by the faculty's expertise. The faculty of the School of Applied Technology is of high caliber and is certified and prepared to serve students.
Our Student Services department is available to assist you to plan and make career choices which will foster future success. There are staff members and administrators on the team who subscribe to the philosophy of serving the student and adopting program changes to meet the needs of business, industry, and students. Programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to prepare for occupations found in Idaho.
Leadership opportunities are available to students through our university in activities related to Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU), the Vocational-Technical Student Government, Delta Epsilon Chi (DEC), the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), the Business Professionals Association (BPA), and the Skills America. Our current and past students have demonstrated their leadership and technical abilities by winning medallions at state and national competitions.
The School of Applied Technology at Idaho State University is educationally unique as one of the major educational units tied into a major university system. Learning within a university structure is appealing to parents who send their children to a university and to many students who desire additional social opportunities through a university atmosphere, intercollegiate sports functions, major concerts, and a total learning environment that only a university setting can provide. Support institutions such as the LDS Institute and the Newman Center are also available to students.
There are many technical schools that provide "training" but are unable to provide a complete and comprehensive delivery of services that can be found at Idaho State University. Students come from throughout Idaho and other states to attend the School of Applied Technology (S.A.T.). A number of the S.A.T. technical programs at ISU are designed to allow students the opportunity to further their education by offering a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree program (BAT).
Preparing for the future to be successful and securing a quality education are important decisions. ISU School of Applied Technology personnel are here to assist you in the preparation.
Idaho State University endeavors to achieve equal educational opportunity for minorities, persons with disabilities and women students through recruitment, admission, curricular and extracurricular programs, advising and retention practices and student aid and employment. Discrimination of any person based on race, religion, sex or disability is illegal. Any Person that feels he she has been a victim of discrimination for any of the previous mentioned reasons should contact the Affirmative Action office located in the Museum Building, Room 420 for filing complaints. The telephone number is (208) 236-3964 or (208) 236-3973.
Admission to the School of Applied Technology
Persons are admitted to the School of Applied Technology programs based on their interest, aptitude, and potential to succeed in the specific program of instruction.
Several programs have special entry requirements in addition to the general requirements. For additional information contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office at (208) 236-2622.
Part-time enrollment in some regular preparatory programs is possible. Contact the office of Student Services and a counselor will assist you in the part-time application process.
All Applied Technology classes will be offered upon sufficient student interest, if there is a certified instructor available and if there are available facilities.
Individuals who are attending or have attended other institutions and wish to transfer to a program at ISU School of Applied Technology may be awarded credit based on their demonstrated proficiency. The program receiving the transfer student will determine proficiency and the amount of credit to be awarded based on an official transcript unless there is an established articulation agreement in effect. Transfer students must satisfy the same admission requirements as new student applicants.
The following Applied Technology entrance core subject requirements were established by the State Board of Education and were implemented the Fall 1997 semester and thereafter. Students must meet these minimum credit requirements with an average GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for regular admission. Students must comply with the requirements at the time of their high school graduation.
A. Students who graduated from high school in 1997 or later must:
- Verify graduation from an accredited high school by providing an official transcript that reflects the date of graduation, completion of the Vocational-Technical Admission Core (see text below, and a minimum 2.0 GPA,
- Meet the minimum COMPASS levels established for the program of choice.
B. Students who graduated from high school or received a GED prior to 1997 must:
- Verify graduation from an accredited high school by providing an official transcript that reflects the date of graduation and a minimum 2.0 GPA,
- Verify an earned GED by providing an official certificate,
- Meet the minimum COMPASS levels established for the program of choice.
Students who do not meet the above requirements may be granted admission on a provisional basis. Students admitted provisionally will enter on probation and must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better to continue in Applied Technology courses. At a minimum, students must:
- Have graduated from high school, earned a GED certificate or equivalent,
- Meet the minimum COMPASS levels established for the program of choice.
If you do not meet the above standards for provisional admission and still wish to pursue admission to the School of Applied Technology, contact the SAT Student Services, (208) 236-2622, to inquire about an appeal process.
Subject Area H.S. Cr. Requirement Mathematics 4 cr Algebra I & II, Geometry, Analytical Geometry, Applied Math I & II, Trigonometry, Discrete Math, Statistics, Calculus. Natural Science 4 cr Applied Biology/Chemistry, Principles of Technology (Applied Physics), Anatomy, Biology, Earth Science, Geology, Physiology, Physical Science, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, 500 level and above Technology. English 8 cr Composition, Literature, Applied English in the workplace.
All forms must be completed and returned to respective offices as early as possible. If applications are late, processing may be delayed. Because some programs fill several months in advance, any interested applicant should contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office as early as possible. You may appeal placement decisions made by Student Services through a petition process. Please call (208) 236-2622 for more information.
Former School of Applied Technology students who have been out of school one session or more must complete the necessary forms in the Student Services office before returning to the program.
An acceptance letter is sent to all accepted School of Applied Technology applicants. An advance registration deposit, which will be applied to the first registration fee, is required of applicants upon acceptance into a School of Applied Technology program to assure a place in the program. Registration materials will be mailed to accepted students approximately three weeks prior to fee payment.
Change of Curriculum
Students who wish to change their registration from Applied Technology to academic courses will be required to contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services to initiate the process. The student will be required to meet the University's admission requirements.
The following fees are estimates and are subject to change without notice.
Expenses per semester (two semesters per year) are listed below.*
Type of Expense Per Semester Resident student fee $1,199 Non-resident student fee $4,319 Housing, meals (See the university's "Expenses" section of this catalog) Credit hour $119 Student Insurance Fee per Semester (mandatory) $213 Late Registration Fee: 3rd through 10th day of classes $20 After 10th day of classes $50
* Fees may vary depending on the student's entrance date.
General fees: When any regularly enrolled student withdraws from the School of Applied Technology, registration charges are computed from the first official day of the School of Applied Technology semester and are refunded on the following basis:
Semester based programs before class through 1st week: 100% (less registration processing fee of $10) During 2nd week of classes: 75% During 3rd & 4th weeks of classes: 50% After 4th week: NO REFUNDS
This policy also pertains to part-time students. No special consideration is given to late registrants in extending the refund policy and there is no refund on any portion of the late-processing fee.
This policy does not include the advance deposit required by the School of Applied Technology. Contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services at (208) 236-2622 for these refund deadlines.
The university reserves the right to deduct any outstanding bills from the refund amount. Refunds of fees and housing are used first to offset financial aid awarded and received by the student requesting the refund. A check for the balance is mailed to the permanent home address of the student with an itemized statement of deductions. Refund checks are not processed until four to six weeks after the date of registration.
One School of Applied Technology credit is equivalent to approximately 48 hours of study, 30 hours of which are in the classroom, lab and/or shop. School of Applied Technology students ordinarily enroll for 16 credits a semester. A semester is approximately 16 weeks in length.
Students enrolled in School of Applied Technology courses for fewer than 8 credit hours per semester will be classified as part-time students.
Change of Program
To change programs within the school, a currently enrolled student should see a counselor in the Student Services Office. The counselor will provide a change of program card and assist with its completion. After all required signatures are obtained, the card should be returned to the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office.
If a student is on probation and changes to another program, the probation status carries over to the new program. If a student is on dismissal and changes programs, the dismissal status carries over to the new program. A student on dismissal must petition to re-enter school. They will enter the new program on probation.
Refer to Academic Requirements section of the catalog.
Credits Granted for Previous Training or Experience
- A student may substitute previous training, education, or work experience toward a specific course in the program. The student must petition to receive approval from the course instructor. Specific performance objectives established for the course must be demonstrated.
- If the petition is approved the course will be noted on the transcript once the student successfully completes one semester. Successful completion is defined as receiving a 2.0 GPA without any F grades. The Student Services Office can assist with this process.
Credit by Examination
A student may obtain credit by successfully completing a proficiency test. The student must petition, receive approval, and pay for the credits prior to taking the exam. When a proficiency test for credit is taken, a passing grade as determined by the individual program is needed to receive credit for the course. See "Credit by Examination" in the Expenses and Academic Regulations section near the front of this catalog.
General Education Requirements
A minimum of 16 general education credits are required for any Associate of Applied Science degree. Specific academic general education courses may be substituted for those offered by the School of Applied Technology. Students having completed an Associate degree from another Idaho institution will be considered as having met the general education requirements according to the "Statewide Articulation and Associate Degree Policy" found in the General Information section of this catalog.
Students transferring into an ISU bachelor degree program may count TGE 154 in leiu of ENGL 101. This course may also qualify the student for enrollment in ENGL 102 which is also required to fulfill Goal 1.
Students may withdraw from class/es or from a program within the first twelve weeks of a semester. To initiate a withdrawal from a class/es a student must obtain a drop/add card, to initiate withdrawal from a program, a student must complete a withdrawal form. Beginning the eleventh day of school, a "W" grade will appear on the transcript opposite the course work not completed. "W" grades will not be used in computing the grade point average. Beginning the thirteenth week of classes, students may withdraw for medical or hardship reasons only. Beginning the second week prior to the end of the semester no hardship withdrawals are accepted.
Any student who leaves school without officially withdrawing, will be considered an unofficial withdrawal and will receive an "F" grade in all course work not completed. The student's name will appear on the grade sheet and instructor must enter an "F" grade on the grade sheet.
Second Eight Week Withdrawal
Students may withdraw from class/es or from a program within the first four weeks of a session. To initiate a withdrawal from class/es, a student must obtain a drop/add card; to initiate withdrawal from a program, a student must complete a withdrawal form. Beginning the eleventh day of school, a "W" grade will appear on the transcript opposite the course work not completed. "W" grades will not be used in computing the grade point average. Beginning the fifth week of classes, students may withdraw for medical or hardship reasons only. Medical withdrawals are initiated by the director of the Student Health Service. Hardship withdrawals are handled by petition to the Associate Dean of the School of Applied Technology. Students can initiate the petition through a counselor in the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office. Beginning the second week prior to the end of the semester, no hardship withdrawals are accepted.
If a student attending an Applied Technology program taught on a session basis withdraws on or before the end of the early eight week session, any refund will be treated as a semester. This must occur because students receiving Financial Aid receive a full semester of Financial Aid therefore, a full semester must be considered for repayment.
Medical withdrawals are initiated and granted only by the medical director of the Student Health Service and will be applicable to all courses in which the student is currently enrolled. On the transcript, a "W" grade will appear opposite all course work not completed. "W" grades will not be used in computing the grade point average.
A grade report and transcript will indicate that a student has successfully completed a program or option within a program.
A student may repeat any course no matter what grade was received, if in the meantime, he/she has not received a grade of C or better in a more advanced course in the same program for which the course is a prerequisite. If a course is repeated, the grade made on the last repetition is used in computing the grade point average except for determination of honors, where the grade first obtained in the course also is counted. If a student repeats a course and the credits have changed for that course, the student will receive original credits on transcript.
Probation and Dismissal Policy
At the end of any semester or summer session, undergraduate students may be placed on probation if the accumulative ISU grade point average does not meet the minimum requirement as stated in the scholastic probation scale.
Scholastic Probation Scale
Credits Attempted Minimum ISU
(Including Transfer Accumulative
1 through 25 1.75
26 and up 2.00
Students on probation who attain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher during the next semester after being placed on probation, but whose cumulative grade point average is still below 2.0, will remain on probation.
Following dismissal under the scholastic probation and dismissal ruling and a lapse of one semester, a student may petition for permission to re-enter the program. If permission is granted, s/he will enter as a student on probation. This process may be initiated in the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office.
If you are petitioning to waive the dismissal rule, attending the First Year Seminar class is strongly recommended.
A grade report and transcript will indicate if the student completes a session(s), but does not complete the total program of instruction or option within the program.
Progression into succeeding courses of study will require successful completion (passing grades) of any courses listed as prerequisites for those desired courses.
Application for Graduation:
Students planning to graduate should apply for graduation no less than one semester before all requirements are completed. To obtain applications for graduation and pay a $20.00 graduation/diploma fee, students need to contact the Student Services Office in the RFC Building. Additional/Optional graduation applications may be completed for a fee of $10 each.
To graduate from a School of Applied Technology preparatory program, a student must have an accumulative grade point average of 2.0 (without any F grades) based on the required Applied Technology courses in the enrollee's program of study or successfully complete a series of proficiency tests and be recommended by the program coordinator. A student must complete an application for graduation and pay a certificate fee.
Applied Technology policies not stated in the School of Applied Technology section of the catalog will follow Idaho State University policies. Waiver of any of the above rules may be made only by the student's petition and approval by the program coordinator, department chairperson, and the associate dean of the School of Applied Technology.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree is offered for designated programs through the School of Applied Technology. Programs offering this degree are at least 18 months in length and meet specific curriculum requirements related to technical and technical support course work as well as General Education Requirements. For additional information, contact the Student Services Office at the School of Applied Technology.
Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree
The Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) degree is an optional University degree for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree approved by the Idaho State Board of Education. All A.A.S. programs at ISU are approved. If students wish to coordinate the option of using the A.A.S. to apply toward a BAT degree, they should consult with their A.A.S. program advisor about which University general education courses can be used to fulfill requirements for both the A.A.S. and the BAT degrees. More detailed information is provided in this catalog under Academic Information. The BAT degree is administered through the University's Office of Individualized Education Programs. For further assistance in considering this degree option, students are advised to contact the Student Services Office at the School of Applied Technology or the University's Office of Individualized Education Programs.
Regular Preparatory Programs
Each of the school's preparatory programs consists of a series of courses designed to teach the necessary skills and knowledge of a specific occupational field in which learning takes place in its practical and proper relationship. These preparatory programs vary in length by sessions. Program length may vary depending on students' academic qualifications at time of acceptance. Normally, one semester consists of sixteen weeks of instruction, and 2½ semesters are offered per year. Classes operate on the average of six hours each week day.
Computer Software Engineering Technology offers evening courses for credit. Contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office for further details at (208) 236-2622.
A program/option may not be offered if one or more of the following conditions exist:
- insufficient student enrollment
- a certified instructor is not available
- adequate facilities/equipment are not available
Technical General Education
One semester emphasizing technical general education is incorporated into each program curriculum. Students demonstrating effective academic skill in math, written communications, and reading will bypass this section of the curriculum.
A student must earn a grade of "C" or better in every class to enter their chosen program.
Students placed in the occupational content area of their curriculum who were not enrolled in Technical General Education will receive appropriate Technical General Education credit after successfully completing one semester of the occupational-based curriculum. Successful completion is defined to mean a 2.0 GPA without any F grades.
TGE 100S Study Skills 2 credits. Course is intended to provide workplace competencies of acquiring skills; emphasizes such concepts as selfanalysis, goal setting, success orientation, dependability, ethics, and teamwork.
TGE 100M Vocational Math 4 credits. Course provides an overview of complex fractions, decimals, and percentiles with an emphasis on practical business and trade related problems.
TGE 100A Algebra 4 credits. Linear equations, factoring graphing, functions, systems of equations and quadratic equations with an emphasis on practical and technical problems.
TGE 100T Technical Science 3 credits. Course is designed for development of basic mathematical relationships and their use in the study of forces and Force Analogs in fluid, thermal, electrical and mechanical systems. Force, work, power, rate and resistance are studied. Basic trigonometric relationships are defined.
TGE 100G Grammar 4 credits. Course is designed to provide an introduction and analysis of the basic grammatical principles of the English language; application of these principles to spoken and written English is introduced; course is for students whose occupations require language editing.
TGE 100W Writing 3 credits. Course introduces standard prose writing formats intended to provide essentials in organization and methods for clear writing in standard, edited, American English.
TGE 100C Critical Thinking 3 credits. A course that teaches creative and critical thinking. This is an integrated approach that deals with: thinking about thinking, imagining, and solving problems. Informal logic, induction, deduction and prose analysis are emphasized.
TGE 100R Critical Reading 3 credits. Course is competency based and thus addresses the performance of the student. Speed and comprehension are emphasized, with critical textual interpretation as the main objective.
TGE 100I Independent Study 12 credits. Work on additional course work as needed by individual students.
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