Nov 20, 2018  
2012-2014 Catalog 
    
2012-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs of Study


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General Information

The Sauk Valley Community College academic year consists of a minimum of 32 weeks, during which there is a scheduled fall semester of at least 16 weeks, including final examinations, and a spring semester of at least 16 weeks, including final examinations.

The College reserves the right to make additions, deletions, and modifications to curricula, course descriptions, degree requirements, academic policies, schedules, academic calendars, and tuition and fees without notice. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information published in the Sauk Valley Community College Catalog, it is normal to expect changes in course listings and other information. Changes are made to programs as updates occur with other institutions of higher education and State requirements are articulated. The College reserves the right to effect changes without notice or obligation, including the right to discontinue a course, a group of courses, or a degree program. Notices of such changes are widely distributed on campus. The College expects each student to have knowledge of the information presented in the catalog.

University Transfer Programs

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The associate in arts, associate in science, associate in engineering science, associate in fine arts, and associate in arts in teaching degrees are for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree.

Sauk Valley Community College is a participant of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement among colleges and universities in Illinois. This initiative allows transfer of the completed Illinois transferable General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) between participating institutions.

The general education core curriculum requires a minimum of 37 semester hours of IAI approved course work with at least  a “C” in each of the two courses in the writing sequence. Alternate credit transcripted at SVCC in the AP or CLEP can be used to fulfill the GECC requirements.

The following statewide agreement is in effect for students entering an associate or baccalaureate degree granting institution as a first-time freshman in summer 1998 (and thereafter). SVCC will use credits completed prior to 1998 toward the GECC.

  1. Students who have earned an associate in arts (A.A.) or an associate in science (A.S.) degree which incorporates the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum will have satisfied the lower-division general education requirements at the participating Illinois college or university to which they transfer.
  2. Students who complete the General Education Core Curriculum at Sauk should have their lower division general education requirements met upon transfer to another participating college or university in Illinois.
  3. Students who have satisfactorily completed courses within the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum at Sauk should be granted credit towards fulfilling the receiving institution’s comparable all-campus, lower-division, general education requirement.
  4. General Education Core Curriculum completion post-matriculation:
  • Under the following circumstances, institutions will offer transfer students the option of satisfying lower-division general education requirements by completing a GECC curriculum while enrolled in the receiving institution.
  • When the transfer student has completed a statewide articulated associate degree such as the AFA, AES, AAT; or
  • When the transfer student has been granted 30 semester hours of transfer credit by the receiving institution without having completed the GECC. (Although not specified, the nature of lower-division curricula indicates that 30 semester hours  of transfer credit from an institution will likely incorporate GECC credits).

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is designed to facilitate the transfer of students from one Illinois Institution to another. To assist students in identifying qualifying general education core courses, the following IAI codes, as noted in the course descriptions, identify qualifying general education courses:

  IAI C (Communications)
IAI F or HF(Fine Arts)
IAI H or HF (Humanities)
IAI L or LP (Life Sciences)
IAI M (Mathematics)
IAI P or LP (Physical Sciences)
IAI S (Social/Behavioral Sciences)

Illinois Articulation Initiative Baccalaureate Majors’ Recommendations (IAI Majors)

IAI Baccalaureate Majors’ Recommendations (IAI Majors) describe courses typically taken by freshmen and sophomores for a specific major. These course recommendations are meant for students who are undecided about a transfer school. If you already know where you will transfer, see that school’s catalog and an admissions counselor for specific advice. Baccalaureate majors currently effective statewide are: agriculture, biological sciences, business, chemistry, computer sciences, criminal justice, engineering, English, history, industrial technology, mass communication, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, and theater arts.

Students who have met program entry requirements and have satisfactorily completed courses described in an IAI Baccalaureate Major Curriculum Recommendation should be granted credit towards fulfilling the receiving institution’s comparable lower-division requirements for the specific major. Where admission is competitive, completion of a Baccalaureate Major Recommendation does not guarantee admission.

See a counselor or academic advisor for additional information and read about the IAI on the World Wide Web - <www.itransfer.org>.

General Education Philosophy Statement

General Education at Sauk Valley Community College prepares its graduates for the increasing demands of the workplace and the expanding responsibilities of the diverse local and global communities in which they will live and work. Required courses in communications, mathematics, the physical and life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, the humanities and fine arts, and personal health and development provide students with knowledge, competencies, and habits of mind conducive to living responsible, productive, and joyful lives. Within this curricular framework, students will develop the following competencies:

  1. Ethics
    Students will be able to:
    1. Identify ethical issues in a variety of contexts and academic disciplines and explain their significance.
    2. Reason about ethical principles and consequences.
  2. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning:
    Students will be able to:
    1. Interpret and apply appropriate mathematical formulas and relationships in the appropriate context.
    2. Perform mathematical computations.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret the mathematical results of computations.
  3. Problem Solving
    Students will be able to:
    1. Identify problems and the desired outcomes.
    2. Recognize and evaluate available resources.
    3. Adapt, organize, and implement solutions or plans of action.
  4. Communications
    Students will be able to:
    1. Create and revise formal and informal writing assignments that are clear, coherent, and exhibit a command of Standard English.
    2. Develop, organize, rehearse, and deliver formal and informal oral presentations that are audience appropriate and either informative or persuasive.
    3. Demonstrate collaboration in completion of projects and assignments.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to read college-level texts by providing appropriate and critical responses in discussions, tests, presentations, critiques, and reviews.
    5. Demonstrate their ability to listen by providing appropriate and critical response after a listening experience.
  5. Technology
    Students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate general computer literacy.
    2. Demonstrate the selection and use of appropriate technologies for the specific discipline.
  6. Research
    Students will be able to:
    1. Identify, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information to generate ideas and concepts.
    2. Assess the value of a source.
    3. Identify, describe, and utilize appropriate research tools, methods, and processes.

Associate in Arts Degree and Associate in Science Degree

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The associate in arts (A.A.) and the associate in science (A.S.) degrees are designed to complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative transferable General Education Core Curriculum and the lower-division portion of a Baccalaureate Degree. Students’ major will determine which degree is appropriate.

General Education Core Curriculum

37-38 Semester Hours

  Communications (9 semester hours)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the Communication writing courses.
  ENG 101 ENG 103 SPE 131
  Mathematics (3 semester hours) 
  MAT 111
MAT 115
MAT 203
MAT 204
MAT 205
MAT 220
MAT 221
MAT 230
MAT 240 
  Humanities and Fine Arts (9 semester hours)
At least one course must be selected from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses encompassing both the humanities and the fine arts may be used for either category.
  Humanities
Only one course noted with identical subscript letters can be utilized towards general education credit.
    Foreign Language
    LAN 202A LAN 252A LAN 262A
    Literature 
    ENG 201
ENG 203
ENG 204
ENG 212
ENG 215B
ENG 217
ENG 225
ENG 226
ENG 227
ENG 228
ENG 230
ENG 160***
 
    Philosophy
    PHL 101 PHL 102 PHL 103
    Religious Studies
    ENG 220C ENG 221C PHL 104
    Interdisciplinary Humanities
    HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211
   
    Fine Arts
Performing Arts
    MUS 150 MUS 201 SPE 141  
    Visual Arts
    ART 118
ART 119
ART 120
ART 121D
ART 122D
HUM 112  
    Interdisciplinary Fine Arts
    HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211  
  Physical and Life Sciences (7 to 8 semester hours)
    One course must be selected from Life Science and one course from Physical Science.
At least one course must be a laboratory science course (LAB).
   
    Life Sciences
    BIO 103 (LAB)
BIO 104
BIO 105 (LAB)
BIO 108 (LAB)   
   
    Physical Sciences
    CHE 101 (LAB)
CHE 102
CHE 103 (LAB)
CHE 105 (LAB)
GSC 105 (LAB)
GSC 106
GSC 115
 
PHY 175 (LAB)
PHY 201 (LAB)
PHY 211 (LAB)  
  Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 semester hours)
Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines.
    Anthropology
    SOC 115 SOC 116
    Economics
    ECO 211 ECO 212
    History
    HIS 131
HIS 132
HIS 151
HIS 152
HIS 221
HIS 222
HIS 235
HIS 245
HIS 255
HIS 265
    Human Geography
    GEO 122
    Political Science
    GOV 163 GOV 164 GOV 232 GOV 261 
    Psychology
    PSY 103 PSY 200 PSY 214  PSY 215 
    Sociology
    SOC 111 SOC 112 SOC 251  
   
  SVCC Degree Requirements
 4 Semester Hours
    Orientation (1 semester hour)-(SVCC Requirement-This is not a General Education Core Curriculum IAI course and is not required by the State for degree completion.)
    PSY 100
  Personal Health and Development (3 semester hours)-(SVCC Requirement-These are not General Education Core Curriculum IAI courses and are not required by the State for degree completion.)
    ART 101
ART 113
BIO 120
BUS 237
CIS 109
EDU 105
MUS 106
MUS 131
MUS 133
MUS 135
MUS 137
MUS 139
MUS 140
MUS 155
MUS 160
MUS 215
PED 115*
SPE 145
SPE 161
SPE 232
    **Or any 100 level physical education course.   
   
  Major Field Requirements  22-24 Semester Hours
   

Students should consult a counselor or academic advisor and their transfer institution to determine the specific courses appropriate for their program of study.

Foreign language may be required for some bachelor degrees. This requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of one of the following:

  • 2-4 semesters of college-level foreign language
  • 2-4 years of high school foreign language
  • Competency Exam (i.e., CLEP)

Students should consult with a counselor or academic advisor and their transfer institution to determine how this requirement can be met.

   
 

Total Credit Hours for Degree

64 Semester Hours

 

Students planning to enter virtually every field need to be knowledgeable of the operation and applications of computers.

All students must satisfy graduation requirements. See Academic Policies 

Associate of Arts in Teaching-Mathematics

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To teach in an Illinois public high school (grades 6-12) teachers must be certified by the State of Illinois. The AAT degree in secondary mathematics at Sauk Valley Community College provides the initial lower division preparation needed to transfer to an upper division mathematics teacher education program in Illinois. Since University admission is competitive, completion of required coursework alone does not guarantee admission. To qualify for program graduation, students must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) and pass the Illinois Test of Basic Skills (www.icts.nesinc.com), as well as satisfy all graduation requirements. See  Academic Policies  .

Admissions Requirements

Sauk Valley Community College has adopted a program admission process to assist students with educational planning and career development in the field of secondary mathematics education.  Prior to being admitted, students should be coded as A.S. Secondary Education students.  Once the students have met the following criteria they may be coded as an AAT Mathematics student.

Admission Criteria: In order to be admitted to the AAT in Secondary Mathematics Education, a student must:

  • Be eligible for enrollment in MAT 203 and ENG 101
  • Successfully complete EDU 105, a one credit hour course
  • Successfully complete PSY 100, a one credit hour Orientation course

In addition, specialized counselors and academic advisors trained to work with education majors have been assigned to assist pre-education/education students with counseling services in the areas of educational planning, career counseling, and personal/social/life transition counseling. Education counselors also assist students with course selection/planning at SVCC, education admission requirements by major, and transfer planning including college/university options as well as the steps needed for a successful transfer to another institution to complete the requirements for certification. All students must satisfy graduation requirements . 

General Education Hours

 

38-39 Semester Hours

Communications (9 semester hours)

  A grade of “C” or higher is required in communication writing courses.
  ENG 101 ENG 103 SPE 131
Mathematics (4 semester hours)
  MAT 203
Humanities/ Fine Arts (9 semester hours)
  Only one course noted with the same letter subscript can be used for Humanities/Fine Arts credit.
Interdisciplinary courses encompassing both the Humanities and Fine Arts may be used for either category.
Humanities 
  Foreign Language
  LAN 202A LAN 252A LAN 262A 
  Literature
  ENG 201
ENG 203
ENG 204
ENG 212
ENG 215B
ENG 217
ENG 225
ENG 226
ENG 227

ENG 228
ENG 230B

ENG 160***
  Philosophy
  PHL 101 PHL 102 PHL 103 
  Religious Studies
  ENG 220C ENG 221C PHL 104 
  Interdisciplinary Humanities
  HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211
 
Fine Arts
  Performing Arts
  MUS 150 MUS 201 SPE 141 
  Visual Arts
  ART 118
ART 119
ART 120
ART 121D
ART 122D                                HUM 112 
  Interdisciplinary Fine Arts
  HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211 
Physical and Life Sciences (7 – 8 semester hours)
  Complete one course from each category. One science course must include a lab.
  Life Sciences
  BIO 103 (LAB)
BIO 104
BIO 105 (LAB)
BIO 108 (LAB)  
  Physical Sciences
  CHE 101 (LAB)
CHE 102
GSC 106
PHY 201 (LAB)
CHE 103 (LAB)
CHE 105 (LAB)
GSC 115
PHY 211 (LAB)
PHY 175 (LAB) 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 semester hours)
Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines.
  Anthropology
  SOC 115 SOC 116  
  Economics
  ECO 211 ECO 212  
  History
  HIS 131
HIS 132
HIS 151
HIS 152
HIS 221
HIS 222
HIS 235
HIS 245
HIS 255 
HIS 265
  Human Geography
  GEO 122   
  Political Science
  GOV 163 GOV 164 GOV 232 GOV 261 
  Psychology
  PSY 103 PSY 200 PSY 214  PSY 215
  Sociology
  SOC 111 SOC 112 SOC 251 
SVCC Degree Requirements 4 semester hours
  Orientation (1 semester hour)-(SVCC Requirement-This is not a General Education Core Curriculum IAI course and is not required by the State for degree completion.)
  PSY 100   
  Personal Health and Development (3 semester Hours)-(SVCC Requirement-These are not General Education Core Curriculum IAI courses and are not required by the State for degree completion.)
  EDU 105 – plus at least 2 additional credits from the following:
 

ART 101
BIO 120
CIS 109
MUS 106
MUS 133
MUS 137
MUS 155
MUS 215
SPE 145
SPE 232

ART 113
BUS 237
MUS 131
MUS 135
MUS 140
MUS 160
PED 115**
SPE 161
  **Or any 100 level physical education course.
Professional Education Courses (6 – 9 semester hours)
  EDU 101   
  Select one or two courses from the following:
  EDU 275 EDU 102 EDU 220 
  Psychology
  PSY 200 or PSY 214 (only one of these courses)
EDU 277 – 1 hour (student needs to contact a counselor or academic advisor to determine the transferability of this course)
Mathematic Major Courses (12 semester hours)
  MAT 204 MAT 205 MAT 231 
Guided Electives (1 – 5 semester hours) Choose from the options below:
  MAT 211   
  Transferable electives from general education or professional education courses

Total Hours Required for Degree

  64 Semester Hours

  

Associate of Arts in Teaching-Special Education

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To teach in an Illinois public school, teachers must be certified by the State of Illinois.  The AAT degree in Special Education at Sauk Valley Community College provides the initial lower division preparation needed to transfer to an upper division special education teacher program in Illinois.  Since University admission is competitive, completion of required coursework alone does not guarantee admission.  To qualify for program graduation, students must attain a minimum grade average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale), prepare an initial portfolio, and pass the Illinois Test of  Basic Skills test (www.icts.nesinc.com), as well as satisfy all graduation requirements. See  Academic Policies  .

Admissions Requirements

Sauk Valley Community College has adopted a program admission process to assist students with educational planning and career development in the field of special education. Prior to being admitted students should be coded as A.S. Secondary Education students.  Once the students have met the following admission criteria, they may be coded as an AAT Special Education student.

Admission Criteria: In order to be admitted to the AAT in Special Education, a student must:

  • Successfully complete EDU 105, a one credit hour course.
  • Successfully complete PSY 100, a one credit hour Orientation course.

In addition, specialized counselors and academic advisors trained to work with education majors have been assigned to assist pre-education/education students with counseling services in the areas of educational planning, career counseling, and personal/social/life transition counseling. Education counselors also assist students with course selection/planning at SVCC, education admission requirements by major, and transfer planning including college/university options as well as the steps needed for a successful transfer to another institution to complete the requirements for certification. 

General Education

 40-41 Semester Hours

Communications (9 semester hours)

      A grade of “C” or higher is required in communication writing courses.
  ENG 101 ENG 103 SPE 131  
Mathematics (6 semester hours)
  MAT 111  MAT 240    
Humanities/ Fine Arts (9 semester hours)
  Only one course noted with the same letter subscript can be used for Humanities/Fine Arts credit.
At least one course must be selected from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts. 
*One Diversity or Non-Western IAI course is required from either Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavioral Sciences.
Humanities
  Foreign Language
  LAN 202A LAN 252A LAN 262A  
  Literature
  ENG 201
ENG 203
ENG 204
*ENG 212
*ENG 215B
ENG 217
ENG 225
ENG 226
ENG 227
ENG 228
*ENG 230B
ENG 160***
 
  Philosophy
  PHL 101 PHL 102 PHL 103  
  Religious Studies
  ENG 220C ENG 221C *PHL 104  
  Interdisciplinary Humanities
  HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211  
 
Fine Arts
  Performing Arts
  MUS 150 MUS 201 SPE 141  
  Visual Arts
  *ART 118
ART 119
ART 120
ART 121D
ART 122D
HUM 112
 
  Interdisciplinary Fine Arts
  *HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211  
Physical and Life Sciences (7 – 8 semester hours)
  Complete one course from each category. One science course must include a lab.
  Life Sciences
  BIO 103 (LAB)
BIO 104
BIO 105 (LAB)
BIO 108 (LAB)
   
  Physical Sciences
  CHE 101 (LAB)
CHE 102
GSC 106
PHY 201 (LAB)
CHE 103 (LAB)
CHE 105 (LAB)
GSC 105 (LAB)
GSC 115
PHY 211 (LAB)
PHY 175 (LAB)
 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 semester hours)
Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines.  *One Diversity or Non-Western IAI course is required from either Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavioral Sciences.
  Anthropology
  *SOC 115 *SOC 116    
  Economics
  ECO 211 ECO 212    
  History
  HIS 131
HIS 132
*HIS 151
*HIS 152
HIS 221
HIS 222
*HIS 235
*HIS 245
*HIS 255
 *HIS 265 
  Human Geography
  *GEO 122      
  Political Science
  GOV 163
GOV 164
GOV 232 GOV 261  
  Psychology
  PSY 103 PSY 200 PSY 214  PSY 215
  Sociology
  SOC 111 SOC 112 SOC 251  
 
SVCC Degree Requirements  4  semester hours                                
  Orientation (1 semester hour)-(SVCC Requirement-This is not a General Eduation Core Curriculum IAI course and is not required by the State for degree completion.)  
  PSY 100      
  Personal Health/Development-(SVCC Requirement-These are not General Education Core Curriculum IAI courses and they are not required by the State for degree completion.)
 
  EDU 105 – plus 2 additional credits from the following:
 

ART 101
BIO 120
CIS 109
MUS 106
MUS 133
MUS 137
MUS 155
MUS 215
SPE 145
SPE 232

ART 113
BUS 237
MUS 131
MUS 135
MUS 139
MUS 140
MUS 160
PED 115**  
SPE 161 
  **Or any 100 level physical education course.
Professional and Special Education Courses ( 13 semester hours)
  EDU 101 EDU 102    
   
  EDU 220 EDU 275    
   
   EDU 278–Students need to contact a counselor or academic advisor to determine the transferability of this course.
 
Special Education Major (6 semester hours)
  PSY 200 or PSY 214  EDU 210    
Guided Electives (1 semester hour)
   MAT 110 required as a prerequisite     
   

Total Hours Required for Degree

 64-67 Semester Hours

 

Associate in Engineering Science Degree

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Baccalaureate engineering programs are highly structured in order to meet the standards established by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for candidates seeking state of Illinois registration as a professional engineer. Community college students are strongly encouraged to complete an associate in engineering science degree prior to transferring to a four-year institution. The AES degree does not include the entire general education core curriculum. Students who complete an AES degree must complete the general education requirements for the baccalaureate degree of the university to which they transfer.

To transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate engineering program, students must complete all essential prerequisite courses. Students with fewer than 68 semester credit hours at the time of transfer are unlikely to complete the baccalaureate degree within two years after transfer. Since admission is highly competitive, completion of the suggested courses does not guarantee admission at the four-year college of the student’s choice.

General Education

  

 29-32 Semester Hours

  Communications (6 semester hours)
A grade of “C” or higher is required in communication writing courses.
  ENG 101 ENG 103          
  Humanities/Fine Arts (3-6 semester hours)
  Students are encouraged to select at least one course in either the humanities/fine arts or the social and behavioral sciences that emphasizes non-Western cultures or minority cultures within the United States. If two courses are selected in a field, a two-semester sequence in the same discipline is recommended. If only three hours are completed in Humanities/Fine Arts, then six hours are required in Social/Behavioral Sciences and vice versa. Certain specialty areas in engineering require only three hours (1 course) from both Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Sciences. In turn, more credit hours are required in engineering specialty courses. Refer to AES degree chart in the SVCC catalog for specific course recommendations by specialty area. Also, see a counselor or academic advisor to complete required paperwork (substitution form) to document this combination of courses. Interdisciplinary courses encompassing both the humanities and the fine arts may be used for either category.
  Humanities
    Foreign Language
    LAN 202A LAN 252A LAN 262A      
    Literature
    ENG 201
ENG 203
ENG 204
ENG 212
ENG 215B
ENG 217
ENG 225
ENG 226
ENG 227
ENG 228
ENG 230B
ENG 160***
   
    Philosophy
    PHL 101 PHL 102 PHL 103      
    Religious Studies
    ENG 220C ENG 221C PHL 104      
    Interdisciplinary Humanities
    HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211      
  Fine Arts
    Performing Arts
    MUS 150 MUS 201 SPE 141      
    Visual Arts
    ART 118 ART 119 ART 120 ART 121D ART 122D HUM 112
    Interdisciplinary Fine Arts
    HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211      
  Social and Behavioral Sciences (3-6 semester hours)
  Only one course noted with identical subscript letters can be utilized towards general education credit.
    Anthropology
    SOC 115 SOC 116        
    Economics
    ECO 211 ECO 212        
    History
    HIS 131
HIS 132
HIS 151
HIS 152
HIS 221
HIS 222
HIS 235
HIS 245
HIS 255
HIS 265
 
    Human Geography
    GEO 122          
    Political Science
    GOV 163 GOV 164 GOV 232 GOV 261    
    Psychology
    PSY 103 PSY 200 PSY 214  PSY 215    
    Sociology
    SOC 111 SOC 112 SOC 251      
    Science (5 semester hours)
    CHE 105          
    Mathematics (13 semester hours)
    MAT 203 MAT 204 MAT 205      
  Required Prerequisite Courses

21 Semester Hours

    Mathematics (3 semester hours)
    MAT 211          
    Science (15 semester hours)
    PHY 211 PHY 212 PHY 213      
    Computer Programming (3 semester hours)
    MAT 150 or CIS
(approved Structured Language)
     
  Engineering Specialty Courses

12-16 Semester Hours

    BIO 105
CHE 106
CHE 201
CHE 202
EGR 103
PHY 221
PHY 222
PHY 246
PHY 247  
  SVCC Degree Requirements

1 Semester Hour

  Orientation (1 semester hour)-(SVCC Requirement-This is not a General Education Core Curriculum IAI course and is not required by the State for degree completion.)
  PSY 100            
 

Total Credit Hours for Degree

67-68 Semester Hours

  All students must satisfy graduation requirements. See Academic Policies  .

Associate in Fine Arts Degree - Art/Music

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The associate in fine arts (A.F.A.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a bachelor of fine arts degree in music and other fine arts. Baccalaureate degree programs in the fine arts are highly structured and require many sequential courses in the major field at the lower-division level. As a result, the A.F.A. degree does not include the entire General Education Core Curriculum. This means that students who complete an A.F.A. degree must complete the general education requirements for the baccalaureate degree of the university to which they transfer.

General Education

 

28-33 Semester Hours

  Communications (9 semester hours)
A grade of “C” or better is required in Communication writing courses.
    ENG 101 ENG 103 SPE 131  
  Mathematics (3-4 semester hours)
    MAT 111
MAT 115
MAT 203
MAT 204
MAT 205
MAT 220
MAT 221
MAT 230
MAT 240
  Humanities (6 semester hours)
Only one course noted with identical subscript letters can be utilized toward general education credit
    Foreign Language
    LAN 202A LAN 252A LAN 262A      
    Literature
    ENG 201
ENG 203
ENG 204
ENG 212
ENG 215B
ENG 217
ENG 225
ENG 226
ENG 227
ENG 228
ENG 230B
ENG 160***
   
    Philosophy
    PHL 101 PHL 102 PHL 103      
    Religious Studies
    ENG 220C ENG 221C PHL 104      
    Humanities or Fine Arts
    HUM 210 HUM 211 HUM 150      
  Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 semester hours)
  One course must be selected from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. At least one course must be a laboratory course (LAB).
    Life Sciences
    BIO 103 (LAB)
BIO 104
BIO 105 (LAB)
BIO 108 (LAB)
       
    Physical Sciences
   

CHE 101 (LAB)
CHE 102
CHE 103 (LAB)
CHE 105 (LAB)

GSC 105 (LAB)
GSC 106
GSC 115
PHY 175 (LAB)
PHY 201 (LAB)
PHY 211 (LAB)
 
     
  Social and Behavioral Sciences (3-6 semester hours)
Music requires 3 hours of Social and Behavioral Science and Art requires 6 hours of Social and Behavioral Science.
    Anthropology
    SOC 115 SOC 116        
    Economics
    ECO 211 ECO 212        
    History
    HIS 131
HIS 132
HIS 151
HIS 152
HIS 221
HIS 222
HIS 235
HIS 245

HIS 255
HIS 265 

 
    Human Geography
    GEO 122          
    Political Science
    GOV 163 GOV 164 GOV 232 GOV 261    
    Psychology
    PSY 103 PSY 200 PSY 214  PSY 215    
    Sociology
    SOC 111 SOC 112 SOC 251      
  SVCC Degree Requirements

4 Semester Hours

    Orientation (1 semester hour)-(SVCC Requirement-This is not a General Education Core Curriculum IAI course and is not required by the State for degree completion.)
    PSY 100          
    Personal Health and Development (3 semester hours)-(SVCC Requirement-These are not General Education Core Curriculum IAI courses and are not required by theState for degree completion.)
    Art and music students should choose courses from their prospective majors which will be applied to this requirement.
    ART 101
ART 113
BIO 120
BUS 237
CIS 109
EDU 105
MUS 106
MUS 131
MUS 133
MUS 135
MUS 137
MUS 139
MUS 140
MUS 155
MUS 160
MUS 215
PED 115**
SPE 145
SPE 161
SPE 232
 
    **Or any 100 level physical education course.
  Music Core Requirements

32-35 Semester Hours

    Music Theory (12 semester hours)
    MUS 111 MUS 112 MUS 211 MUS 212    
    Music Literature/History (3 semester hours)
    MUS 150          
    Keyboard Skills (4 semester hours)
    MUS 171 MUS 172 MUS 173 MUS 174    
    Aural Skills (4 semester hours)
    MUS 181 MUS 182 MUS 283 MUS 284    
    Ensemble (4 semester hours)
    MUS 106
MUS 139
MUS 140
MUS 155
MUS 160
MUS 215
     
    Applied Instruction (8 semester hours)
    MUS 131 MUS 133 MUS 135 MUS 137    
 

Total Credit Hours for A.F.A. - Music Degree

64 Semester Hours

  Art Core Requirements 21-24 Semester Hours
    Art History I and II (6 semester hours)
    ART 120 ART 121        
    Drawing I and II (6 semester hours)
    ART 113 ART 114        
    Two-Dimensional Design (3 semester hours)
    ART 101          
    Three-Dimensional Design (3 semester hours)
    ART 102          
    Life/Figure Drawing (3 semester hours)
    ART 213          
    Additional Requirement (3 semester hours)
    ART 122          
               
    Elective Studio Art Courses 9 Semester Hours
    ART 203 ART 214 ART 225 ART 230 ART 250 ART 251
 

Total Credit Hours for A.F.A. - Art Degree

65 Semester Hours

  All students must satisfy graduation requirements. See Academic Policies .

Associate in Liberal Studies

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The associate in liberal studies (A.L.S.) degree is a non-specialized degree that is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual student. Both transfer and career education courses may be used to fulfill the requirements for this alternate degree program. The A.L.S. degree is designed for the student who may not want to work toward the more traditional specialized degrees. While not intended to be a transfer degree, the A.L.S. degree is designed to enable the student to articulate with the Board of Trustee’s baccalaureate degree program and the bachelor of liberal studies degree program at participating Illinois universities. (Sauk’s articulation agreements with Illinois universities do not apply to the associate in liberal studies.)

Degree Requirements

The specific requirements for the A.L.S. degree are as follows:

  1. Complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of course work at the 100 level, or above, with an average grade of “C” or better.
  2. Develop and fulfill a statement of educational goals and a specific written program of course work which must be approved and signed by the student, his or her academic advisor. This written program must be filled out and signed prior to the completion of the last 16 semester hours of course work that are to be used to satisfy requirements for the degree. The program cannot be changed without the consent of both the student and counselor or academic advisor.
  3. Complete 21 hours of general education plus one hour Orientation as outlined below: General education at Sauk Valley Community College is designed to provide learning experiences that prepare the student to assume a productive role as a citizen, to understand and function successfully in the world, and to prepare for lifelong learning. General education will provide the opportunity for the student to acquire the knowledge, skills, insights and sensitivity needed to function as an educated person. Courses for general education for the A.L.S. degree must be in compliance with general education from A.S., A.A., or A.A.S. degree requirements. 
  1. Communications:  6 hours 
  2. Social and Behavioral Sciences:  3 hours 
  3. Humanities and Fine Arts:  3 hours 
  4. Life and Physical Science/Math:  6 hours 
  5. General Education Elective:  3 hours 
  6. SVCC Degree Requirement: Orientation: 1 hour
  1. Complete a minimum of 16 semester hours of course work at Sauk Valley Community College.
  2. All students must satisfy graduation requirements. See Academic Policies  .

Associate in Applied Science

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The associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree is designed as a career program for students seeking specialized education which prepares them to enter or to advance in employment. These programs are not designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The programs of study have been developed by the SVCC faculty with the assistance of local citizens serving on occupational workforce councils and with the approval of personnel from state agencies.

The guidelines for an associate in applied science degree are as follows:

General Education Requirements

 

Minimum of 15 Semester Hours

  Communications (6 - 9) semester hours)
    A grade of “C” or better is required in Communication Writing courses.
ENG 101 and one or more of the following: ENG 103, ENG 111, SPE 131.
  Mathematics (3 semester hours)
    MAT 106
MAT 110
MAT 111
MAT 115
MAT 121
MAT122
MAT 203
MAT 204
MAT 205
MAT 220
MAT 221
MAT 230
MAT 240
    See the specific program for recommended mathematics course or sequence.
  Humanities and Fine Arts (0 - 3 semester hours)
    Humanities
Foreign Language
    LAN 101
LAN 102
LAN 151
LAN 152
LAN 161
LAN 162
LAN 201
LAN 202
LAN 251
LAN 252
LAN 261
LAN 262
 
    Literature
    ENG 201
ENG 203
ENG 204
ENG 212
ENG 215
ENG 217
ENG 225
ENG 226
ENG 227
ENG 228
ENG 230
ENG 160***
 
    Philosophy
    PHL 101 PHL 102 PHL 103    
    Religious Studies
    ENG 220 ENG 221 PHL 104    
    Interdisciplinary Humanities/Fine Arts
    HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211    
  Fine Arts
    Performing Arts
    MUS 150
MUS 201
SPE 141
SPE 161
SPE 232    
    Visual Arts
    ART 118
ART 119
ART 120
ART 121
ART 122
HUM 112
   
    Interdisciplinary Humanities/Fine Arts
    HUM 150 HUM 210 HUM 211  
  Physical and Life Science (3 - 12 semester hours)
Selection must be from one of the following courses, unless a chosen applied science curriculum has a specific science requirement.
    Life Science
    BIO 103 (LAB)
BIO 104
BIO 105 (LAB)
BIO 108 (LAB)
BIO 109 (LAB)
BIO 110 (LAB)
BIO 111 (LAB)
BIO 120
BIO 123 (LAB)
 BIO 131 (LAB)  
    Physical Science
    CHE 101 (LAB)
CHE 102
CHE 103 (LAB)
CHE 105 (LAB)
CHE 109
CHE 110 (LAB)
GSC 105 (LAB)
GSC 106
GSC 115
PHY 175 (LAB)
PHY 201 (LAB)
PHY 211 (LAB)
   
  Social and Behavioral Science (0 - 6 semester hours)
    Anthropology        
    SOC 115 SOC 116      
    Economics        
    ECO 211 ECO 212      
    History        
    HIS 131
HIS 132
HIS 151
HIS 152
HIS 221
HIS 222
HIS 235
HIS 245
HIS 255
HIS 265
    Human Geography     
    GEO 122     
    Political Science     
    GOV 163 GOV 164 GOV 232 GOV 261  
    Psychology        
    PSY 103 PSY 200 PSY 214  PSY 215  
    Sociology        
    SOC 111 SOC 112 SOC 251    
  SVCC Degree Requirements 1 Semester Hour
  Orientation (1 semester hour)-(SVCC Requirement-This is not a General Education Core Curriculum IAI course and is not required by the State for degree completion.)
  PSY 100       
  Major Field Requirements 42-53 Semester Hours
 

Total Credit Hours for Degree

 Minimum of 60 Semester Hours

  Major Field Course Work
 

Course work in the major field must satisfy the requirements of the specified curriculum in which the student is enrolled. See the appropriate program of the catalog for the required courses and number of credit hours that must be completed.

All students must satisfy graduation requirements. See Academic Policies  .

Students planning to enter virtually every field need to be knowledgeable about the operation and applications of computers.

  

Certificate Programs

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Requirements

Certificate programs consist of a series of prescribed courses (in a specialized field) which prepare the student for entry level occupations. These programs range from 2 to 46.5 semester hours and are designed to be completed in less than two years. Certificate programs require few general education requirements and thus are designed to develop the technical competence of the student. Many certificate programs contain the core courses of the associate in applied science degree program in the same field, thereby allowing the student to continue with additional study and earn an A.A.S. degree.

Certificate students must satisfy graduation requirements. See Academic Policies .

 Internships

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In several areas of study, SVCC includes an internship as an additonal credit course. It is an academic opportunity to expand students’ horizons into the career environment they are studying. An internship is a cooperative effort between a business or health care insitution and the college that combines education and experience for students and is closely monitored by the student, SVCC faculty, and the employer. An internship allows students to gain up to three credit hours in a semester toward their Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or occupational certificate. The social science internship can apply toward the AA/AS degree. The student commits to working the proscribed time in the internship position. Internships in the curriculum include:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Office Systems
  • Business Administration-(Management-Marketing)
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Early Education Practicum
  • Graphic Design
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Technology
  • Welding

For more Information about internship opportunities in a particular instructional area, contact your instructor or the Academic Vice President.

 

***Pending ICCB Approval

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