Dec 14, 2018  
2017/2018 
    
2017/2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Updates and Clarifications to 2017/18 Catalog


The following updates/clarifications have been made to the 2017/18 catalog:
 
Alternative Credit Options:
10. State Seal of Biliteracy

 

Sauk Valley Community College accepts the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to two (2) years of foreign language coursework taken during high school if a student’s high school transcript indicates the student has received the State Seal of Biliteracy.

Language

Courses

Credit Hours

Spanish

LAN 161 & LAN 162

8

All other language courses

LAN Elective

8

 

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Programs:

Offered beginning January, 2018:

(T20) Truck Driving Entrepreneurship

This certificate has been designed to expand the traditional truck driving training to include learning principles of business, marketing, personal selling, advertising, and entrepreneurship. Students completing the certificate will have the basic skills required to open, manage, and grow their own truck driving business.

Work and Employment

According to the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA), there are approximately 350,000 owner-operators making this one of the largest groups of business owners in the United States. Nearly 45% of these owner-operators have received some sort of college education. Tractor-trailer truck drivers are expected to grow five percent from 2014-2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Sauk Valley region, with numerous industries and distribution centers, along with its position on the I-88 corridor, offers many truck driving opportunities for owner-operators.

Special Considerations

To obtain employment as a commercial driver, individuals must be at least 18 years of age (there is no top age restriction), possess a safe driving record, be able to pass regular drug screenings and a Department of Transportation physical exam, and not have been convicted of any felonies.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College:
Josh West 815/835-6334

Gainful Employment Data

TRUCK DRIVING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Major Field Requirements - Sem/Hrs: 15
BUS 260 Entrepreneurship Principles 3 Semester hour(s)
CIS 220 Computer Accounting 2 Semester hour(s)
GSV 100 Commercial Drivers License Regulations 3 Semester hour(s)
GSV 102 Commercial Vehicle Operation 7 Semester hour(s)

Electives - Sem/Hrs: 3
Choose one of the following:
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3 Semester hour(s)
BUS 105 Fundamentals of Personal Selling 3 Semester hour(s)
BUS 210 Marketing 3 Semester hour(s)
BUS 216 Advertising 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Hours Required for Certificate: 18

Suggested Program:
First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 12
CIS 220 Computer Accounting 2 Semester hour(s)
GSV 100 Commercial Drivers License Regulations 3 Semester hour(s)
GSV 102 Commercial Vehicle Operation 7 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 6
BUS 260 Entrepreneurship Principles 3 Semester hour(s)
AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3 Semester hour(s)
BUS 105 Fundamentals of Personal Selling 3 Semester hour(s)
BUS 210 Marketing 3 Semester hour(s)
BUS 216 Advertising 3 Semester hour(s)

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AAS degree - HEA 0051 Radiologic Technology
General Education Requirements and Total Hours Required for A.A.S Degree will read as follows:
General Education Requirements - Sem/Hrs: 16
  • Communications (ENG 101, ENG 103, or COM 131) 6 Semester hour(s)
        ENG 101 is required          
  • *Mathematics (MAT 106 or MAT 121 or higher required) 3 Semester hour(s)
  • *Life Science  **(BIO 108 required) 4 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (PSY 103 recommended) 3 Semester hour(s)
Total Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree: 69.5

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AA degree - Education, Secondary
(4 asterisks are being removed as follows:

THIRD SEMESTER:

  • Fine Arts/Humanities 3 Semester hour(s)
  • remove****Humanities 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour
  • *Physical Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)

AND

FOURTH SEMESTER

  • *Life Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • remove ****Social & Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ***Major Electives 4 Semester hour(s)

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AAS degree - CIS 0077 Windows Server Administrator
Electives - Sem/Hrs: 9 (2 courses are being removed as Electives):
 
ACC 101 - Financial Accounting 4 Semester hour(s)
ACC 102 - Managerial Accounting 4 Semester hour(s)
BUS 231 - Occupational Seminar I 1 Semester hour(s)
BUS 235 - Occupational Internship I 3 Semester hour(s)
CIS 152 - Introduction to Internetworking 3 Semester hour(s)
CIS 154 - Introduction to Internetworking Operating System 3 Semester hour(s)
CIS 156 - Introduction to Local Area Networks 3 Semester hour(s)
CIS 158 - Introduction to Wide Area Networks 3 Semester hour(s)
CIS 231 - Computer Information Systems Occupational Seminar I 1 Semester hour(s)
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
CIS 235 - Computer Information Systems Occupational Internship I 3  Semester hour(s)
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

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AA degree - Political Science

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16 (should read as follows):

  • Foreign Language 4 Semester hour(s)
  • Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • COM 131 - Introduction to Oral Communication 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG 103  - Composition II 3 Semester hour(s)
  • PSC 233 - Politics of the Developing World 3 Semester Hour(s)

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AA degree - History

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16-17 (should read as follows):

  • Foreign Language 4 Semester hour(s)
  • ****History Electives 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ***Life Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • COM 131 - Introduction to Oral Communication 3 Semester hour(s)
  • HIS 221 - American History to 1865 3 Semester hour(s)

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AA degree - Communication (Media)

Footnotes: (should read as follows):

*BA degree may require competency in a single foreign language through the third or fourth college semester. B.S. degree may require more courses in mathematics, statistics and/or computer science. Contact an academic advisor for more information.

*Art Photography courses also recommended (ART 103, ART 225)

**Students are encouraged to take COM 161 to meet this requirement.

***One lab science required.

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AAS degree - CIS 0075 Networking Specialist

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15 (should read as follows):

  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s) OR Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s) or Physical/Life Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 156 - Introduction to Local Area Networks 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 158 - Introduction to Wide Area Networks 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 167 - A+ Certification 3 Semester Hour(s)
  • CIS 250 - Beginning Linux 3 Semester Hour(s)

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AAS degree - BUS 022 Management

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16 (should read as follows):

  • Physical/Life Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 4 Semester hour(s)
  • BUS 210 Marketing 3 Semester hour(s)
  • BUS 211 Introduction to International Business 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 109 Introduction to Microcomputers-Windows 3 Semester Hour(s)

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