Eastern Illinois University and Richland Community College Transfer Guide

From A.A.S. Surgical Technology to B.S. Career and Organizational Studies

Richland Community College - year 1

Semester 1

Biol 220 Microbiology 4
Eng 101 * Composition 1 3
Hlth 140 Medical Terminology 3
Surg T 100 Orientation to Surgical Technology 2

Semester 2

Biol 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 4
Surg T 101 Surgical Technology I 6

Semester 3

Surg T 102 Surgical Technology II 7

Richland Community College - year 2

Semester 1

Biol 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 4
Surg T 201 Surgical Technology III 13

Semester 2

Psych 110 Intro to Psychology 3
Surg T 202 Work Experience Practicum 9
 + Elective 3 - 4
    15 - 16

Semester 3

Pols 110 American National Government 3
Engl 102 * Composition 2 3
Spch 101 * Principles of Speech 3

Total: 70 - 71 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

 # Humanities (Upper Division) 3
COS 4810 Principles of Career Development 3
  Foreign Language (if not needed, elective) 4
  Physical Sciences 3
  COS Elective/Portfolio 1

Semester 2

COS 4820 Sociotechnical Design 3
 # Humanities or Fine Arts (Upper Division) 3
 # Social Sciences (Upper Division) 3
  Foreign Language (if not needed, elective) 3
  COS Elective/Portfolio (Upper Division) 2

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

COS 4830 Occupational Perspectives 3
  # Fine Arts (Upper Division) 3
  Mathematics 3
  COS Elective/Portfolio (Upper Division) 3
  COS Elective/Portfolio (Upper Division) 2

Semester 2

  Senior Seminar 3
  Social Sciences (Upper Division) 3
  COS Elective/Portfolio (Upper Division) 3
  COS Elective/Portfolio (Upper Division) 3
  COS Elective/Portfolio (Upper Division) 3
Total: 57 Semester Hours
Program Total: 127 - 128 Semester Hours
*Must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
+One of the bridge courses can be taken as an elective.
#At least one course must also meet the cultural diversity requirement.

Richland Community College was founded in 1971. The faculty and staff of Richland are committed to meeting the challenges of the new economies and technologies. They are committed to providing the leadership and education required to create a talented pool of people who will help Central Illinois grow and prosper in an increasingly complex world. The following statement of purpose and mission and the requisite goals outline the blueprint, the plan, and the process by which Richland will meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The primary purpose of Richland Community College is to improve the quality of life in Central Illinois by actively serving the educational needs of the people, organizations, and institutions it serves. The College pledges to provide equal access to education and training for all citizens regardless of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, ethnic background, or disability. The mission of Richland Community College is to offer educational programs that enable students to achieve their potential through higher education by obtaining the abilities, attitudes, and skills needed for personal and professional growth.

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees -- year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

Roberta Scholze
Director of Nursing
Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
Austin Cheney
Chair, School of Technology
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

University Catalog
This articulation course matrix is intended to be complete and accurate. However, the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog is the official statement of requirements.

Effective Dates
This articulation agreement is valid from August 15, 2003 through August 14, 2005 .

Program Articulation Agreement
This articulation agreement and program requirements are subject to change. See your community college counselor or advisor for updated information prior to registering for courses each semester. Alternatively, you can contact the Transfer Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University by phone at 217-581-7663 or by e-mail at ripearson@eiu.edu.

University Residency Requirement
The Eastern Illinois University courses listed in the course matrix fulfill the University's residency requirement.

University Graduation Requirements
Among other requirements, students graduating from EIU must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher; an GPA of 2.0 or higher in the major; 40 semester hours of upper-division course (3000-4000 level); complete or have documented exemption from two courses in a single foreign language with a GPA of 2.0 or higher; two upper-division writing-intensive courses and electronic writing portfolio submission and assessment. A complete description of undergraduate graduation requirements is in the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.

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