San DiegoMiramarCollege2011-2012 catalogFall 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 201210440 Black Mountain RoadSan Diego, California 92126619-388-7800www.sdmiramar.eduPatricia Hsieh, Ed.D., PresidentSan Diego Miramar College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association ofSchools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Ste. 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415-506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by theCouncil for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Welcome to Miramar CollegeSan Diego MiramarCollege Administrative andSupervisory PersonnelPresident’s MessageSan Diego Miramar College, long known for itsstudent centered campus climate and emphasison quality teaching, learning, and service, offers awide variety of transfer curriculum and vocationaltechnical programs. Over the years, the college hascontinued to build and expand its state-of-the-artfacilities to facilitate teaching and learning. Thecollege’s outstanding faculty and caring staff arecommitted to helping students succeed in pursuingtheir educational goals.Thank you for choosing San Diego Miramar Collegeas the place for your college education. The Collegelooks forward to assisting you in maximizing yourpotential while achieving your goals.Sincerely,Patricia HsiehPatricia Hsieh, Ed.D.President2San Diego Miramar College 2011-2012President. Dr. Patricia HsiehInterim Vice President,Instruction.Dr. Randy BarnesVice President, Student Services.TBAVice President, AdministrativeServices.Brett BellDean, Liberal Arts.Dr. Lou AscioneDean, Public Safety. George BeiteyDean, Math, Biological, Physical & ExerciseSciences. Dr. Paulette HopkinsAssociate Dean, Advanced TechnologyTransportation Center.Gregory NewhouseDean, School of Business, Technical Careers& Workforce Initiatives.TBADean, Student Affairs. Adela JacobsonDean, Library & Technology. Susan SchwarzAdmissions & Records Officer.Dana StackCounseling Department Chair. David NavarroCalWORKS.Joan ThompsonDSPS Coordinator. Kandice BrandtEOPS Coordinator.Joan ThompsonFinancial Aid Officer. Teresa VilaboyInformation Officer. Sandi TrevisanLibrary/Audiovisual Supervisor.Glenn MagpuriOutreach Coordinator. Sonny NguyenThe PLACe ActingCoordinator.Dr. Daphne FigueroaTransfer Center Coordinator. Dr. Naomi GrishamCareer/Placement Officer. Joseph HankinsonILC Supervisor.Francine McCorkellMicro Computer Specialist Supervisor.Kurt Hill
District AdministrationRich GroschPresidentConstance M. Carroll, Ph.D.ChancellorPeter ZschiescheExecutive Vice PresidentBonnie Dowd, Ed.D.Executive Vice Chancellor, Business ServicesMary GrahamVice President for Instructional DevelopmentOtto Lee, Ed.D.Vice Chancellor, Instructional Services and PlanningBill SchwandtVice President for Educational CollaborationVacantVice Chancellor, Human ResourcesMaria Nieto Senour, Ph.D.Vice President for Institutional EffectivenessLynn Ceresino NeaultVice Chancellor, Student ServicesStudent Members 2011-2012Danielle CoulterCherie DeograciasVictor P. BohmDavid UmstotVice Chancellor, Facilities ManagementChancellorConstance M. Carroll, Ph.D.City CollegeMesa CollegeMiramar CollegeWelcome to Miramar CollegeBoard of TrusteesRichard Dittbenner, J.D.Director, Public Information and GovernmentRelationsMargaret LambExecutive Assistant to the ChancellorSan Diego Community College District Board of Trustees(from left, back row) Peter Zschiesche, Rich Grosch, and Mary Graham,(front row) Maria Nieto Senour, Chancellor Constance M. Carroll, and Bill Schwandt.San Diego Miramar College 2011-20123
Welcome to Miramar College4San Diego Miramar College 2011-2012
Welcome to Miramar College.1President’s Message. 2San Diego Miramar College Administrativeand Supervisory Personnel. 2Board of Trustees. 3District Administration. 3General Information.9History.10Statement of Philosophy.10Mission Statement.10Accreditation.11Admissions and Registration.13The College Matriculation Program.14Registration.17Prerequisites, Corequisites, Limitations onRegistration and Advisories.20Residency.20International Students.22Fees.23Academic Information andRegulations.27Academic Information.28Grading System.28Standards of Academic Progress.30Academic Regulations.31Academic Freedom & Freedom ofExpression.52Volunteer/Visitor Conduct Expectations.53Student Records, Release, Correction andChallenge (Administrative ProcedureAP3001.1).53Student Services.55Services for Students.56Counseling Services.57Transfer Services.57Disability Support Programs and Services(DSPS).57CalWORKs/TANF Training, Education andService Program.58Extended Opportunity Programs andServices (EOPS) and CooperativeAgencies Resources for Education(CARE).58Financial Aid.59Career/Student Employment Center.63Veterans and Service Members.63Library/Learning Resources.64Tutoring—The PLACe.65SDCCD Online Learning Pathways.65Child Development Center.65Student Health Services.66Campus Life.66Support Services.68Academic Requirements.71The Associate Degree.72All Degrees Have the FollowingRequirements in Common.72Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) orAssociate in Science for Transfer (AS-T).72Associate in Arts and Associate in ScienceDegree Requirements.73Graduation.84Transfer Programs.86Transfer Guide.89What is Transfer?.90Transfer Services.90Your Educational Options.90Choosing Your University Major .90Choosing Your Transfer University.91Preparation for Major Courses.92General Education Courses.93Intersegmental General Education TransferCurriculum (IGETC).94California State University GeneralEducation Breadth (CSU GE). 101CSU U.S. History, Constitution, andAmerican Ideals Certification Courses. 109Other Transfer General Education Options. 110Final Steps to Transfer. 112Other Transfer Information. 113Degree Curricula and CertificatePrograms.115Administration of Justice. 120Art . 125Automotive Technology. 129Aviation Maintenance Technology. 131Aviation Operations. 136Biology. 138Business Administration. 142San Diego Miramar College 2011-20125Table of ContentsTable of Contents
Table of ContentsBusiness Management. 143Chemistry. 146Child Development. 147Communication Studies. 153Computer Business Technology. 155Computer and Information Sciences. 158Diesel Technology. 160English. 165Exercise Science. 168Fire Protection Technology. 171Humanities. 175Interdisciplinary Studies. 177Mathematics. 183Medical Laboratory Technology. 185Military Studies. 186Music. 1896San Diego Miramar College 2011-2012Paralegal. 191Physical Science. 193Social and Behavioral Sciences. 196World Language Studies. 201Course Descriptions.203San Diego Miramar College Faculty.359San Diego Miramar College ClassifiedEmployees.365Index.371Map of Campus.379
Fall Semester 201116-WEEK SEMESTER: Fall Classes August 22, 2011–December 17, 2011SPECIAL DATESJune 23, 2011 Final day to file an application for admission for the Fall semester andreceive an appointment to register online. Applications filed afterthis date will be assigned a registration appointment at the time ofapplication.August 1, 2011 Deadline to file an application for admission and receive a registrationappointment for Fall.August 21, 2011 RESIDENCE DETERMINATION DATE (APPLIES TO ALL SESSIONS)September 16, 2011 Constitution Day (Classes are in session)October 31, 2011 Last day to file a petition for graduation for an Associate Degree orCertificate of Achievement for Spring or Summer 2012 completionin order to receive an evaluation prior to the beginning of the Springsemester.November 11, 2011 Holiday—Veterans Day**November 15, 2011 Last day to file a petition for graduation for an Associate Degree orCertificate of Achievement for Fall 2011 completion.November 21-23, 2011 Classes not in session--campus closed.November 24 & 25, 2011 Holiday—Thanksgiving**December 19, 2011–January 21, 2012 Winter RecessSpring Semester 201216-WEEK SEMESTER: Spring Classes January 23, 2012–May 19, 2012SPECIAL DATESTBD Final day to file an application for admission for Spring semester andreceive an appointment to register online. Applications filed afterthis date will be assigned a registration appointment at the time ofapplication.TBD Deadline to file an application for admission and receive a registrationappointment for Spring.January 22, 2012 RESIDENCE DETERMINATION DATE (APPLIES TO ALL SESSIONS)February 17, 2012 Holiday—Lincoln’s Day**February 20, 2012 Holiday—Washington’s Day**March 31, 2012 Last day to file a petition for graduation for an Associate Degree orCertificate of Achievement for Spring 2012 completion.April 2-5, 2012 Spring Recess--campus closed.April 6, 2012 Holiday—Cesar Chavez Day**May 28, 2012 Holiday—Memorial Day**** No Saturday or Sunday classes after a Friday holiday. No Sunday classes before a Monday holiday.Note: Holidays apply to all sessions.San Diego Miramar College 2011-20127Academic Calendar 2011-2012Academic Calendar 2011-2012
Summer Session 2012Academic Calendar 2011-2012Summer Classes: May 29, 2012–August 11, 2012SPECIAL DATESMay 28, 2012 RESIDENCE DETERMINATION DATE (APPLIES TO ALL SESSIONS)July 4, 2012 Holiday—Independence Day**July 31, 2012 Last day to file a petition for graduation for an Associate Degree orCertificate of Achievement for Summer 2012 completion.** No Saturday or Sunday classes after a Friday holiday. No Sunday classes before a Monday holiday.8San Diego Miramar College 2011-2012
GeneralInformationSan Diego Miramar College 2011-20129
HistoryGeneral InformationSan Diego City College, San Diego Mesa Collegeand San Diego Miramar College are public, two-yearcommunity colleges administered by the San DiegoCommunity College District. Also under the auspicesof this district are the Continuing Education divisionwith six major centers throughout San Diego, andthe Educational Cultural Complex which offers bothcollege and continuing education courses. Theseeducational programs carry out the charge made bythe voters of San Diego in 1972, that the San DiegoCommunity College District provide education for allhigh school graduates and adults 18 years of age andolder in the District. This charge includes providingadult basic education through sophomore-levelcollege degree programs, with both academic andvocational curricula.Community college education in San Diego can betraced to 1914 when the Board of Education of theSan Diego City Schools authorized post-secondaryclasses for the youth of San Diego. Classes openedthat Fall at San Diego High School with four facultymembers and 35 students.This was the beginning of City College which is nowin its 92nd year. For twenty-five years the JuniorCollege program was located at San Diego StateUniversity. In 1938, the San Diego Vocational JuniorCollege was established to offer training in technicalvocational skills to post-high school students. Thefollowing year the San Diego Evening Junior collegewas set up to provide college classes in the eveningfor adults unable to attend day classes.In 1964, San Diego Mesa College was opened to1,800 students. Five years later, in 1969, San DiegoMiramar College opened on 140 acres in what wasthen undeveloped land north of the Miramar NavalAir Station, now known as Mira Mesa. Unlike Cityand Mesa colleges which offered a range of generaleducation classes, San Diego Miramar Collegebegan by concentrating on law enforcement andfire science training. It has since broadened itscurriculum to include the general education collegecourses needed by students in the rapidly growingnorthern area of the city.In November 1972, the voters approved separatingthe San Diego Community College District from theSan Diego Unified School District. The first electionof community college district trustees was held inNovember 1973. Nineteen seventy-six brought theopening of a unique district campus, the Educational10San Diego Miramar College 2011-2012Cultural Complex, dedicated to offering bothcollege and continuing education classes to themulticultural population surrounding its Ocean ViewBoulevard site. In 1979–80 the administration of theEvening College program was merged with thoseof the day college programs at San Diego City, SanDiego Mesa and San Diego Miramar Colleges.With both college and continuing educationprograms, the San Diego district is the second largestcommunity college district in California and offers achoice of educational programs unparalleled in theregion.Statement ofPhilosophyThe general education program at the collegesin the San Diego Community College District isdesigned to broaden students' knowledge and theirunderstanding of methods of gaining knowledgein a variety of disciplines and to develop students'abilities in critical thinking, in oral and writtencommunication, and in mathematics.The awarding of an Associate Degree symbolizes anattempt on the part of the college to lead studentsthrough patterns of learning experiences designedto develop an awareness of other cultures and times;to achieve insights gained through experience inthinking about ethical problems; and to develop thecapacity for self-understanding. In addition to theseaccomplishments, students should possess sufficientdepth in some field of knowledge to contribute tolifetime interest.Mission StatementOur mission is to prepare students to succeed in achanging world within an environment that valuesexcellence in learning, teaching, innovation anddiversity.ValuesWe at San Diego Miramar College value . . . Student access, learning and success for studentsfrom basic skills through college level.
4. Initiate and strengthen beneficial partnershipswith business and industry, schools andcommunity. The ability to recognize and respond toopportunities.5. Refine the integration of Miramar College’sinternal planning processes and procedures. A collegiate college community with mutualrespect, courtesy and appreciation. Accomplishments of individuals, groups and thecollege as a whole. Diversity of our students, staff, faculty andprograms. Creativity and excellence in teaching, learningand service. Collaboration and partnerships. Shared governance and communication. Sustainable practices in construction, curriculumand campus culture. Quality, flexibility, and innovation.Vision Student learning and success will continue to bethe focus of all we do. San Diego Miramar College will continue todevelop as a college that identifies studentaccess, learning and success as the touchstoneto guide planning, set priorities and measureeffectiveness. Miramar College will have an inviting andaccessible campus that attracts students. Miramar College will continue to be a hub ofeducation, diversity, recreation and services tothe community.Strategic GoalsAccreditationSan Diego Miramar College is approved by theCalifornia State Department of Education and isaccredited by the Western Association of Schoolsand Colleges. The college is approved by the officeof Private Postsecondary Education for the trainingof veterans as well as by the U.S. Department of Stateand the U.S. Immigration Service for internationalstudent education. Courses paralleling universitylevel work are accepted by the University ofCalifornia, the California State Universities, and byother universities and colleges.Individuals interested in the institution’saccreditation and program approvals may gainan opportunity to review documents describingthese activities from the President’s Office. Thesedocuments will be available for such review at anymutually convenient time during regular businesshours, and an appropriate interpretation of theircontents will be provided if requested.DisclaimerWhile every reasonable effort has been made toensure that statements in this catalog are accurate, itmust be understood that the information containedherein is subject to change or elimination withoutnotice by the administration of the San DiegoCommunity College District. Students shouldconsult the appropriate campus or department forcurrent information, as well as for any special rules orrequirements imposed.1. Focus college efforts on student learning andstudent success through quality education thatis responsive to change.2. Deliver instruction and services in formats and atsites that best meet student needs.3. Enhance the college experience for students andthe community by providing campus facilities,programs and co-curricular student-centeredactivities that celebrate diversity and sustainablepractices.San Diego Miramar College 2011-201211General Information The preparation of students for degrees, jobs,careers and transfer, as well as personal growthand career advancement.
General Information12San Diego Miramar College 2011-2012
Admissions andRegistrationSan Diego Miramar College 2011-201213
Admissions and RegistrationThe CollegeMatriculationProgramSteps to Student SuccessThe college matriculation program is designed tohelp students succeed in their academic program. To“matriculate” means to enroll and to commit oneselfto an educational goal. The matriculation processrequires a commitment on the part of the college aswell as the student.The steps in the matriculation process are:Step 1 - AdmissionStep 2 - AssessmentStep 3 - OrientationStep 4 - Educational planning with a counselorStep 5 - Follow-up of student progressThe matriculation program has been designedespecially for students who intend to earn acertificate or degree at the college or to transfer to afour-year college or university. However, the servicesare available to all students admitted to the college.All students are encouraged to participate in thevarious components of the matriculation program.1. AdmissionAdmission is open to anyone who meets one of thefollowing criteria: Persons who possess a high school diplomaor California high school proficiency examcertification or GED with an average score of 45or higher. Persons 18 years of age or older or emancipatedminors who do not possess a high schooldiploma or equivalent may be admitted by thecollege under provisional admission status. High school students requesting concurrentenrollment may be admitted as “special part-time”students subject to the following criteria:a. Students must have completed the 10thgrade.b. Enrollment may be limited due to budgetreductions and extraordinary demand.14San Diego Miramar College 2011-2012c. High school students must satisfy courseprerequisites and eligibility requirements.d. Enrollment in Physical Education classes willnot be permitted.e. The course is advanced scholastic ortechnical (college degree applicable).f. The course is not available at the school ofattendance.g. Students will be given college credit for allcourses. Grades will be part of the student’spermanent college record.h. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade pointaverage each semester in all college work.i. If the number of units of W, I and NP exceed40%, in any semester or session, the studentwill be academically disqualified. Studentswhose grade point average falls below a2.0, or who do not complete 60% of all unitsattempted, will not be permitted to re-enrollwithout approval from a college counselor. Persons who are under 18 years of age who donot have a high school diploma and are notenrolled in a high school may be admitted as aspecial full-time student pursuant to EducationCode §48800.5 subject to approval of the highschool governing board and the college Presidentwhere the student is planning to attend. Specialfull-time students will be admitted underprovisional admission status. Persons who do not meet one of the admissioncriteria stated above will not be admitted underany circumstances.All new students must file an application foradmission. Students who have previouslyattended, but have not been in continuousattendance for one year must file a newapplication for admission.Apply OnlineApplications for admission to San Diego City,Mesa and Miramar Colleges are available online.Students access the online application at:http://studentweb.sdccd.edu.Important ReminderEvery male citizen of the U. S. and male immigrantresiding in the U. S., ages 18 through 25, mustregister with the Selective Service.
Assessment is a tool used to assist students inselecting courses best suited to their abilities andeducational goals. Specifically, assessments helpstudents identify their skill levels in English andmathematics, and ESOL.Assessment is a process that includes tests andother measures and is intended to assist studentsin meeting course prerequisites. Students mayalso meet course prerequisites based on otherfactors such as past educational achievements inmathematics or English or course completion, andother standardized tests.In order to ensure proper course selection, allnew students should go through assessment andorientation unless they already possess an associatedegree or higher.Assessment-Placement Alternative MeasuresThe San Diego Community College district acceptsselect standardized test as an alternative measurefor assessment skill levels. Students should bring orsend official copies of their SAT, ACT, EAP, EPT and/or ELM report directly to District Student Services todetermine readiness for English 101 or 105 and forcourses with a Math 096 prerequisite. All tests musthave been completed within the past 2 years.TestMinimum Score RequiredSAT - ENGL500SAT - MATH560ACT - ENGL22ACT - MATH23EPT - 151ELM - 50EAP - Ready for CSU College-Level English/Math CourseTesting accommodations are available to studentswith disabilities. For assistance contact the DisabilitySupport Programs and Services (DSPS) office oncampus.3. Orientationbeen admitted to the college are expected to attendan assessment/orientation session before registeringfor classes.For additional information call or stop by the TestingOffice on campus.4. Educational Planning with aCounselorThe Student Education Plan (SEP) is an importanttool to assist students in successfully attaining theirgoals without wasted time and effort. Counselingand career planning services are available to helpstudents make informed choices concerning theprograms and courses available.The Student Education Plan (SEP) is an agreementwhich contains the official requirements forgraduation and/or transfer. All transcripts of priorcollege work must be on file and evaluated beforean official education plan can be prepared. Seethe Graduation section on page 84 for graduationfiling requirements.A SEP typically lays out a program of study for a fouror six semester period. These plans allow studentsto determine how long it will take to complete aprogram of study and to be sure that all programrequirements can be met within a particular periodof time. Education plans may be changed. Thestudent should review plans periodically with acounselor. They are revised as a student’s goals orobjectives change.Assessment of interests and aptitudes is alsoavailable to those students who want moreinformation or assistance in order to choose the“right” programs or courses.5. Follow-up on Student ProgressFollow-up services are available to all students aspart of the college’s commitment to student success.These services include a periodic review of studentprogress and education plans to assist students inreaching their educational goal. Students who needadditional support services will be referred to thoseservices.The orientation provides important information tostudents about the programs and services availableat the college as well as strategies for studentsuccess. Orientation includes assessment andprogram planning. Matriculating students who haveSan Diego Miramar College 2011-201215Admissions and Registration2. Assessment
ExemptionsAdmissions and RegistrationStudents who meet the following
San Diego MiraMar College 2011-2012 catalog Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012 10440 Black Mountain Road San Diego, California 92126 619-388-7800 www.sdmiramar.edu