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Catalog - Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Catalog

2006/2007


Academic Calendar 2006-2007

Spring Semester 2006

January 9 First Day of Classes

January 16 Holiday – No Classes

March 6 - 12 Spring Break

April 14 - 16 Holiday – No Classes

May 4 - 10 Final Exam Week

May 10 Last Day of Semester

May 11 Commencement

May 27 - 29 Holiday – College Closed

Summer Sessions 2006

May 30 First Day of Five-week Session A

June 5

First Day of Eight-week Session

June 30 Last Day of Five-week Session A

July 3

First Day of Five-week Session B

July 4

Holiday - No Classes

July 28 Last Day of Eight-week Session

August 4 Last Day of Five-week Session B

FALL SEMESTER 2006

August 21 First Day of Classes

Sept. 2-4 Holiday – No Classes/College Closed

Nov. 22-26 Holiday – No Classes/College Closed

Dec. 8-14 Final Exam Week

December 14 Last Day of Semester

December 14 Commencement

Dec. 22-Jan. 1 Holiday – College Closed

SPRING SEMESTER 2007

January 15 Holiday – No Classes/College Closed

January 16 First Day of Classes

March 12-18 Spring Break

April 6-8 Holiday – No Classes/College Closed

May 10-16 Final Exam Week

May 16 Last Day of Semester

May 17 Commencement

May 26-28 Holiday – College Closed

Table of Contents

About Owens Community College_ __________ 1

Academic Assistance and Support____________ 48

Academic Policies and Procedures____________ 60

Academic Programs_______________________ 16

School of Arts and Sciences _______________ 90

School of Business and

Information Technology__________________ 136

School of Health Sciences________________ 172

School of Technology___________________ 218

School of Public Safety and

Emergency Preparedness _________________ 266

Skilled Trades Technologies _______________ 288

Administration, Faculty and Staff Listings_ _____ 418

Admission_ _____________________________ 19

Advisory Committees______________________ 408

Campus Maps_ __________________________ Inside Back Cover

College Application_______________________ Insert

College Policies and Procedures______________ 73

Course Descriptions_______________________ 300

Degrees and Certificates____________________ 10

eOwens_ _______________________________ 14

Financial Aid and Scholarships_______________ 40

Index__________________________________ 434

Mission and Vision Statement_______________ 9

President’s Message_______________________ 8

Registration and Records___________________ 26

Student Services__________________________ 54

Transfer In and Transfer Out_ _______________ 31

Tuition and Fees_________________________ 36

Workforce and Community Services_ _________ 298

© 2006 Owens Community College.

The 2006-2007 Catalog is a production of

the Owens Community College Office of

Public Relations and Marketing and the

Offices of Academic Services, Student

Services and Human Resources.


About Owens Community College


The #1 Choice

Congratulations! You’ve opened the 2006-2007 Owens Community College Catalog, the first step toward receiving a

quality higher education. The following pages will inform you about the College’s academic curricula, enrollment and

financial aid information, policies and procedures and much, much more. We’ve also listed contact phone numbers, so you

know who to call if you have questions.

Before you turn the page, consider what makes Owens Community College a national leader in higher education:

Program Choices – Choose from over 150 program areas in five schools, as well as continued education and

self-enrichment classes.

Expert Faculty – Learn from the best. Our faculty members are focused on helping you achieve.

Affordability – Take advantage of the lowest tuition of any college or university in Northwest Ohio.

Accessibility – Enroll in classes when it’s convenient for you; during the day, at night, on weekends or online in the popular

eOwens program.

Personal Attention – Receive individualized instruction in an average class size of 16 students.

Modern Campuses – Feel at home on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, where you can learn, study and enjoy

campus life.

Now turn the page to find out more about Owens Community College, Northwest Ohio’s #1 Choice for higher education.

TOledo-area Campus

Oregon Road

P.O. Box 10,000

Toledo, OH 43699-1947

(567) 661-7777

FINDLAY-AREA CAMPUS

3200 Bright Road

Findlay, OH 45840-3509

(567) 429-3500

1-800-GO-OWENS

www.owens.edu


Owens Community College

Student Population Profile*

Average age: 27.4

Percentage of students:

ages 17 to 35: 80.0%

who are male: 52.8%

who are female: 47.2%

who attend full time: 37.1%

who attend part time: 62.9%

who take evening classes: 40.0%

who take weekend classes: 12.8%

enrolled in associate

degree programs: 82.7%

enrolled in certificate programs: 5.4%

who reside in Lucas County: 45.8%

who reside in Wood County: 14.8%

who reside in Hancock County: 7.1%

who reside in Ottawa County: 2.7%

who reside in Fulton County: 2.4%

who reside in Seneca County: 2.6%

who reside in Sandusky County: 1.5%


About Owens Community College

A Brief History ... A Bright Future

Owens Community College celebrated 40 years of excellence in 2005.

The College began as a technical institute under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Department of Education, with less than

200 students attending the first classes offered in Toledo on September 13, 1965.

Two years later, in 1967, the Ohio Board of Regents chartered the College as a technical college. In 1983, Owens opened

its Findlay-area Campus at Cory and Davis streets in Findlay, Ohio.

In 1994, the College was chartered as a comprehensive state community college with a district encompassing Lucas,

Wood and Hancock counties, and parts of Ottawa and Sandusky counties. Since then, the College has emerged as a

national leader in higher education due to growing enrollment, expanding program choices and new, modern facilities.

The Toledo-area Campus added six buildings in the span of a decade, concluding with the Center for Fine and

Performing Arts opening in 2004. In August 2005, the new Findlay-area Campus opened just east of Interstate 75, Exit

161 at the convergence of Township Road 212 and Bright Road.

Owens Community College offers even more promise with a bright future.

On the Toledo-area Campus, training will be offered at the Center for Emergency Preparedness for the first time in 2006.

The facility will not only serve police, fire, military, maritime and medical personnel throughout Northwest Ohio, but

also the United States. Construction of the second building phase on the new Findlay-area Campus will be completed

by 2007.

* Figures based on Fall Semester 2005

enrollment demographics.


About Owens Community College


TOledo-area Campus

Oregon Road

P.O. Box 10,000

Toledo, OH 43699-1947

(567) 661-7777

FINDLAY-AREA CAMPUS

3200 Bright Road

Findlay, OH 45840-3509

(567) 429-3500

1-800-GO-OWENS

www.owens.edu


About Owens Community College

The Toledo-area Campus

The Facilities

The Owens Community College Toledo-area Campus (Interstate-75 at Exit 198) covers more than 360 acres and is located

just five minutes from downtown Toledo.

TOledo-area Campus

Oregon Road

P.O. Box 10,000

Toledo, OH 43699-1947

(567) 661-7777

1-800-GO-OWENS

Administration Hall (1983) houses the Office of the

Registrar, Bursar’s Office and the Copy/Mail Center. Also

in Administrative Hall are the following administrative

offices – President’s Office, Academic Services, Business

Affairs, Government Relations, Human Resources and

Institutional Research.

Alumni Hall (1975) houses Campus Safety and Security,

Procurement and Disability Services.

Audio/Visual Classroom Center (1996) features an

auditorium-size room that can seat up to 1,000 people

but also can be split into two, four or eight separate

classrooms. The focus of each room is a 50-inch LCD

HDTV screen with various viewing capabilities linked

to a personal computer providing access to the College’s

computer network system, the Internet, software programs,

international satellite broadcasts, distance learning

and more. AVCC also has computer laboratories and

multimedia-capable classrooms.

Bicentennial Hall (1976) houses the nursing program, as

well as offices, laboratories, classrooms and

conference rooms.

Center for Development and Training (1994) houses

Workforce and Community Services, which is dedicated to

job training, retraining and workplace literacy programs for

business and industry. The facility has offices, classrooms

and laboratories for the instruction of credit and noncredit

offerings. In addition, the facility houses the Owens

Community College CAD/CAM Regional Training

Center and the Northwest Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy

Education Resource Center.

Center for Fine and Performing Arts (2003) houses

the School of Arts and Sciences. The Center is a twostory

building dedicated to the instruction of liberal arts

including the cultural, aural and visual aspects of teaching

and exhibiting works of art, music, photography, drama

and dance. The building features a 520-seat theatre,

classrooms and laboratories, art studios, dance, piano, vocal

and instrumental music, faculty offices and the Walter E.

Terhune Art Gallery, which exhibits contemporary and

traditional visual art from national and local artists, as

well as Owens students and faculty. In the rotunda of the

Center is the “Owens Rings” suspended glass sculpture

created by renowned artist Ray King and funded by the

Ohio Arts Council, Percent for Art program. The sculpture

was designed to capture the sunlight and is loosely inspired

by the College’s logo.


About Owens Community College


Child Care Center (1983) includes 14,000 square feet

of indoor space for children from infancy to school age

and an outside play area. Designed to provide child care

services, this building also serves as a lab where students

have an opportunity to participate in the daily activities of

young children. The Child Care Center is accredited by the

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

College Hall (1972) has seen four major additions

since its original building date and currently houses the

Fireside Grill, the Atrium student lounge, the Bookstore,

Enrollment Services, Academic Enhancement, the Student

Resource Center, Financial Aid Office, the School of

Business and Information Technology, the Advancement

Division, Common Computer classrooms and laboratories,

Writing Center, Learning Center, classrooms and more.

Computer Technicians Center houses computer services

technical support.

Facility Services (1983) houses maintenance, the motor

pool, receiving and warehousing activities.

Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center (1994)

contains specialized laboratories for the instruction of

criminal justice principles, defense tactics, emergency

medical procedures, evidence and fingerprinting, fire

science, physical training and simulations. Locker

rooms, classrooms, a photographic darkroom and offices

complement the training center. The training area also

includes a 24-lane firing range, 250’ x 500’ lighted asphalt

defensive driving training pad, a 1.5 acre water recovery/

rescue pond, a drill field, fitness course and a crime

scenario house. The Toledo Police and Fire Academies

and also the School of Public Safety and Emergency

Preparedness are located in the Center.

Center for Emergency Preparedness (Under Construction)

Currently under construction is the planned $20.5 million

Center for Emergency Preparedness on the 110-acre site

fronting Tracy Road. The Center will be constructed in

phases, with continuous upgrades taking place.

The Center for Emergency Preparedness provides fullsize

training props for first responders to practice rescue

and recovery maneuvers in a controlled environment.

Phase I included the construction of the infrastructure

of waterlines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, storm water

management ponds, earthwork, roads, skills and skid driving

pads, parking lots, site lighting and power, conduit for

communication and security fencing.

Phase II construction continues through 2006 with a

simulated gas station training prop donated by Speedway

SuperAmerica LLC, car burn/extrication prop, a burn

building with a five-story fire tower, liquid propane tank fire

trainer, a mobile flashover container prop, a railroad tank

car fire trainer, a tractor trailer tanker fire trainer, a confined

space rescue area and a collapsed building rubble pile.

Future phases will see the addition of training buildings

and props including an emergency operations center with

classrooms and laboratories, a maintenance/storage facility,

a mock city using prefabricated buildings with facades to

simulate business and residential buildings, aircraft fire prop

and a shipboard fire prop.

TOledo-area Campus

Oregon Road

P.O. Box 10,000

Toledo, OH 43699-1947

(567) 661-7777

1-800-GO-OWENS


About Owens Community College

Health Technologies Hall (1974) is a five-story building

with classrooms and laboratories for utilization by the

School of Health Sciences programs and the School of

Health Sciences.

Industrial and Engineering Technologies Building (1988)

provides state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the latest

training in mechanical, electronics, biomedical equipment,

environmental, network electronics, architectural, digital

media, quality assurance, computer-aided design and

manufacturing. The HAAS Technical Center, featuring

CNC machining equipment, is also located here.

Library (1996) was the first building at Owens

Community College to be constructed with the use of

private contributions that totaled more than $1.6 million.

Donors to the building fund are commemorated on the

inside entrance wall to the Library. The Library houses

group study rooms, a classroom for group instruction, an

audio/visual viewing room, electronic reference resources

and an automated card catalog. As an OhioLINK member,

students can request books and articles from any of Ohio’s

colleges and universities.

Student Health and Activities Center (2000), known

as the SHAC, features an open atmosphere food court,

recreation and activities areas for personal fitness, aerobics,

weight lifting, a student gym with a running track,

volleyball, tennis and basketball courts and a performance

gym with a stage. Support facilities include locker rooms,

lounges, offices for student activities, coaching personnel,

auxiliary services and building maintenance.

Transportation Technologies Center (1978) houses

the Automotive and Diesel Technology programs.

Specific programs housed in the building are the General

Motors ASEP, John Deere and Caterpillar Dealer Service

Technician programs. The first campus building to be

constructed on the east side of Oregon Road, it is equipped

with the latest teaching devices and equipment including a

comprehensive auto body repair facility.

TOledo-area Campus

Oregon Road

P.O. Box 10,000

Toledo, OH 43699-1947

(567) 661-7777

1-800-GO-OWENS

Math/Science Center (1997) is dedicated to the

instruction of mathematics and the sciences. It contains

science laboratories, cold storage facilities, classrooms and

faculty offices.


About Owens Community College

The Findlay-area Campus

The Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus is located on a 60-acre parcel of land located on Bright Road. The

campus is 1.5 miles from Interstate-75 at Exit 161, about 40 miles south of Toledo and 35 miles north of Lima.

Findlay-area Campus (2005)

Owens’ new Education Center provides an array of

expanded choices, as well as new academic resources,

highlighted by 38 advanced technology classrooms, 27

technical and computer laboratories, faculty and staff

offices and student services areas. Included in the new

student services areas are a Bursar’s Office, Records Office,

Financial Aid Office and Enrollment Services Office.

Additional features include a Bookstore, Commons area,

Library, Jaguar Grill, Conference Center and the Voorhees

Conference Center. Encompassing 119,407 square-feet,

the new 60-acre campus also includes a courtyard patio,

two ponds and hundreds of spruce and deciduous trees.

Featured on the campus is a sculpture titled, “Sunburst,”

by renowned artist, Barton Rubenstein. The sculpture was

designed for the Findlay-area Campus and funded through

the Ohio Arts Council, Percent for Art program.

consists of a learning center that features computers,

math and science, blocks and construction, creative art,

woodworking, reading and writing areas. The 2,990-square

foot building will be open year-round to Owens employees

and students, as well as community residents, and will have

a capacity for 40 children.

Voorhees Conference Center (2005)

Built in 1903, the Voorhees family farmhouse, located on

the grounds of the campus, has been restored to reflect

its original heritage. The approximately 3,000 squarefoot

farmhouse, which is named for previous landowner

Dr. John J. Voorhees, serves as a meeting center for small

groups to convene from the campus and community.

Child Care Center (2006)

Located on campus, the Child Care Center serves as both a

building for toddlers and pre-kindergarten children, as well

as a laboratory for Early Childhood Education students.

Reflecting the Center’s move to a philosophy inspired by

the Italian school of Reggio Emilia, the many windows

allow natural light to flood the interior.

The Center includes two classrooms specifically intended

to encourage learning and nurturing. Each room

FINDLAY-AREA CAMPUS

3200 Bright Road

Findlay, OH 45840-3509

(567) 429-3500

1-800-GO-OWENS


A Message from the President

A Message from the President …

Welcome to Owens Community College – Northwest Ohio’s #1 Choice in higher education. As a member of

the Owens family, you join the more than 45,000 students annually who take advantage of an affordable, highquality

education on our Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses.

I encourage you to visit our campuses and meet our creative, energetic and dedicated faculty and staff, whose

commitment to personal attention will make you feel at home. We understand that your life story and goals

differ from those of other students, and we will work diligently to accommodate your needs.

With over 150 program areas, Owens Community College offers many choices to help you achieve your unique

academic goals. To better serve the needs of our diverse student body, we offer convenient class times during the

day, evening and weekends, and a rapidly growing number of distance learning opportunities. You can pursue

a career associate degree or certificate program, earn an associate degree and transfer in pursuit of a bachelor’s

degree at a four-year institution, enroll in special classes to update your skills, or just have fun.

Christa Adams, Ph.D.

In the classroom, we strive to offer the ideal educational environment with an average class size of just 15

students. This allows our teaching-focused faculty to get to know you – the student. The knowledge and

instructional expertise of our faculty will provide you with the educational foundation for lifelong learning. You

will find that many of our faculty have received awards and recognition as leaders in their field, and their first

concern is your success.

With our diverse academic programs and booming enrollment, Owens Community College now offers more

options than ever on both our Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, and we are ready to serve you.

Please join us.

Sincerely,

Christa Adams, Ph.D.

President


Mission and Vision Statements

M I S S I O N

We believe in serving

our students

and our communities.

Your success is our mission.

V I S I O N

Owens faculty and staff

are committed to strengthening

the community by providing

a superior educational

experience through

excellence, innovation

and collaboration.

Owens Community College is accredited by

The Higher Learning Commission of

the North Central Association of

Colleges and Schools

30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400

Chicago, IL 60602-2504

Phone: 1-800-621-7440

www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org


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Programs, Majors, Options and Certificates

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts Degree provides a solid background in general education, similar to the

first two years of a bachelor’s degree in the humanities, social sciences, general studies or fine

arts. Students may select any of the concentrations listed in the catalog. Students who intend

to transfer to a four-year college or university for further study should see an admissions

representative from their intended transfer institution to ensure the most appropriate choice

of elective courses.

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science Degree provides a solid background in general education similar

to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in the sciences, social sciences, mathematics and

selected pre-professional programs. Students may select any of the concentrations listed in

the catalog. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university for further

study should see an admissions representative from their intended transfer institution to

ensure the most appropriate choice of elective courses.

Associate of Applied Business Degree

The Associate of Applied Business Degree provides students with the applied knowledge,

theory and experience to directly pursue employment opportunities in specific occupational

areas. Associate of Applied Business Degree programs are tailored to ensure that each

student receives the necessary skills and training to meet the needs of today’s economy. Some

Associate of Applied Business degrees transfer into the academic curriculum at four-year

colleges and universities. Students should discuss a program of study with an Enrollment

Services Representative or a representative from the desired transfer institution. Some

requirements may vary from one four-year institution and from one program to another. It is

the student’s responsibility to make proper course selections in keeping with transfer plans.

Associate of Technical Studies Degree

This individually planned program is structured around the specific and unique needs of the

student when it is demonstrated that an existing associate degree program will not fulfill the

student’s educational goals.

There are two types of Technical Studies programs. The “Type A” program requires at least

34 credit hours from two technical areas with a minimum of 21 credit hours in one area

and a minimum of nine credit hours in the other area. The “Type B” program offers up

to 30 credit hours of “block credit” toward graduation requirements to individuals with

prior educational and occupational experiences not previously recognized for college credit.

Currently, the program offers registered radiographers, who have obtained a certificate from a

hospital-based radiography program, block credit toward a degree, as well as journey persons

from area companies who have completed formal related training apprenticeship programs.

For more information, contact the department School of your major area of interest.

Interested students must complete a separate application for the Associate Degree of

Technical Studies available in the Office of the Registrar. Regular admission to the College is

required. A complete list of procedures and specific requirements can be obtained from the

Office of the Registrar.

Certificates

Owens Community College offers a variety of Certificates designed for students who either

want to enter the job market following the completion of their academic course of study or

intend on upgrading their current level of training. Individuals pursuing one of the College’s

many Certificates will receive the necessary knowledge and skills consistent with current and

emerging educational and labor market needs.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science Degree provides the applied knowledge, theory and

experience necessary for employment in specific occupational areas. Students who intend

to transfer to a four-year college or university may find it beneficial to take additional

general education courses. Any student contemplating transfer should see an admissions

representative from their intended transfer institution to ensure the most appropriate choice

of elective courses.


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Programs, Majors, Options and Certificates

General Education Competencies

The provision of General Education studies is central to the mission of Owens Community

College. General Education provides essential skills to survive and thrive in ever-changing

social, work and global environments.

Since the 2002-2003 academic year, all degree-seeking students entering or re-entering

Owens Community College must complete a core of courses to provide a foundation that

aids in the achievement of core General Education competencies in communications,

information literacy and higher order thinking skills.

Students seeking an Associate of Arts Degree or an Associate of Science Degree will take

additional General Education courses. Students should refer to their degree program for

specific requirements within the core.

These competencies are further integrated into all degree programs through non-general

education courses. The achievement of General Education competencies will be measured

throughout and at the end of the students’ academic careers.

The four General Education competency areas include Communications, Information,

Higher Order Thinking and Social.

Communications

Students should be able to comprehend and apply various modes of communication.

Speaking

Students should be able to speak clearly and in a well-organized manner, using sufficient and

appropriate resources.

Students should be able to:

1. Convey information clearly using sufficient evidence and support for their ideas.

2. Convey information concisely using sufficient evidence and support for their ideas.

3. Organize their information logically.

4. Organize their information coherently.

5. Use a delivery style that is responsive to feedback.

6. Analyze each audience (including demographic information such as size, background,

social status, etc.) and tailor a presentation to that audience.

7. Adapt to situation constraints (time limits, space considerations and the use of visual

aids, equipment and technology).

Core Courses: Introduction to Human Communication* (SPE 100), Public Speaking

(SPE 101), Interpersonal Communication* (SPE 102) or Small Group Communication*

(SPE 210)

Writing

Students should be able to write a well-developed, well-organized argumentative synthesis

paper using documentation appropriately.

Students should be able to:

1. Focus the topic appropriately.

2. Address the audience appropriately.

3. Provide adequate evidence to support ideas using appropriate documentation format.

4. Provide relevant evidence to support ideas using appropriate documentation format.

5. Organize information and ideas clearly using appropriate organization strategies.

6. Organize information and ideas logically using appropriate organization strategies.

7. Organize information and ideas coherently using appropriate organization strategies.

8. Construct clear sentences.

9. Construct logical sentences.

10. Construct complete sentences.

11. Construct correct sentences.

12. Edit to produce correct grammar.

13. Edit to produce correct mechanics.

Core Courses: Composition I (ENG 111) and Composition II (ENG 112)

Information

Students should be able to use resources and technology to locate and retrieve information.

Library

Students should be able to select the appropriate information resource from library materials,

electronic journals, databases, the Internet and other sources.

Core Courses: Composition II (ENG 112; prerequisite ENG 111)

Computer

Students should be able to understand basic computer concepts and functionality in order

to use the computer as a tool and to use resources and technology to locate and retrieve

information.

* These courses do not meet the Ohio Board of Regents criteria for inclusion in the Transfer

Module. Check with the receiving institution for transfer applicability.


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Students should be able to:

1. Use appropriate terminology when discussing computers for purchase or general use.

2. Use an operating system to manage disks, including name/rename, copy, delete, find

and organize files.

3. Write a research paper on a word processor, including editing, formatting, saving and

printing the document. 1

4. Use electronic communication such as e-mail and/or computer conferencing.

5. Explain the use and impact of computers on people, work and society.

6. Use appropriate electronic search techniques to locate relevant information.

7. Select the appropriate information resource from among library materials, electronic

journals, databases, the Internet and other sources.

8. Evaluate the quality and authenticity of information.

9. Capture information using the appropriate electronic tools.

10. Store information using the appropriate electronic tools.

11. Synthesize information using the appropriate electronic tools.

12. Share information using the appropriate electronic tools.

13. Document print and electronic resources based upon an understanding of intellectual

property and copyright laws.

Core Courses: Fundamentals of Computing Systems* (IST 100), Microcomputing Concepts

and Applications* (IST 131), or Computer Diagnosis* (EET 130), and the ENG 111 and

ENG 112 sequence 1

Higher Order Thinking

Students should be able to apply a mode of inquiry to solve problems.

Mathematics

Students should be able to solve mathematical problems encountered in postsecondary

curricula and everyday life.

Students should be able to:

1. Perform conversions and operations concerning fractions.

2. Perform conversions and operations concerning decimals.

3. Perform conversions and operations concerning percents.

4. Perform conversions within the metric and U.S. system of measurements.

5. Perform conversions between the metric and U.S. system of measurements.

6. Simplify algebraic expressions.

7. Solve linear equations.

8. Graph linear equations.

9. Solve quadratic equations.

10. Translate words into algebraic notation to solve “real world” applications.

11. Recognize basic concepts of geometry to determine perimeters.

12. Recognize basic concepts of geometry to determine areas.

13. Recognize basic concepts of geometry to determine volumes of basic shapes.

14. Integrate the use of a calculator to accomplish mathematical tasks.

15. Use estimation to check the validity of calculations.

Core Courses: Modern College Mathematics* (MTH 108), Introduction to College Algebra

and Trigonometry* (MTH 110), Technical Mathematics I* (MTH 111) 2 and Technical

Mathematics II* (MTH 112) 2 , College Algebra and Trigonometry Pt I* (MTH 114) 2 and

College Algebra and Trigonometry Pt II* (MTH 115) 2 , Math for Computing* (MTH 122)

Applied Practical Mathematics* (MTH 155), Introduction to Business Statistics* (MTH

213) or any higher mathematics course having any of the above courses or course sequences

( 2 ) as a prerequisite.

In addition to the core competencies listed above, the College has identified a number of

other important components of its General Education program. Owens Community College

encourages and supports initiatives at the personnel, departmental and college-wide levels

that help students to develop and augment those values and skills necessary for successful

living in an increasingly complex and ever-changing global environment.

Critical Thinking

Students should be able to gather, evaluate and use information that is empirical and logical

to solve a problem or support an assertion.

Social

Students should be able to act responsibly within a society.

Ethics

Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of ethical standards and practices and

apply their knowledge of ethical standards to analyze, explain and resolve ethical conflict.

Diversity

Students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the

diverse cultures in American society.

* These courses do not meet the Ohio Board of Regents criteria for inclusion in the Transfer

Module. Check with the receiving institution for transfer applicability.


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Assessment of Student Learning

At Owens Community College, assessment is a high priority in helping the College maintain a high-quality learning environment for all students.

Purpose

The purpose of assessing student learning is to help the College determine the extent to

which it is fulfilling its mission of educating students. Assessment allows the College to

make improvements in program structure, course content and pedagogy.

Assessing Student Learning at the Program Level

Assessment at the program level provides a clear sense of what the program is designed to

accomplish and what students who complete the program should know, understand, and be

able to do when they graduate. Ultimately, the assessment process yields data that informs

faculty and other decision-makers about relevant issues impacting the program, classroom

instruction and student learning. These data are used as a relevant foundation to support

recommendations for program improvement.

Student’s Role

Students are assessed at all levels of institutional operations, including program and general

education levels, at different points during their academic career at Owens. Typically,

assessment is embedded within the teaching function of Owens and occurs during each

student’s regular academic effort. The student’s role is very important in the assessment

process. Indeed, student participation is an essential component of a successful program.

Through participation and the demonstration of competence in course material as well as

general education core competencies, the College is able to get a series of snapshots of a

student’s performance.

This information is listed on the Owens Community College website, www.owens.edu.

Assessing Student Learning at the Institutional Level

Assessment monitors the competence of students, not just in terms of expertise in their

program of study, but also with respect to the attainment of a general education. All degreeseeking

students at Owens must complete a core of courses to provide a foundation that

aids in the achievement of general education competencies in writing, oral communication,

mathematics and computer skills.

In addition to the core competency categories mentioned above, the College has identified

a number of other important components of its General Education Program. Owens

Community College encourages and supports initiatives at the personal, departmental

and college-wide levels that help students develop and augment those values and skills

necessary for living in an increasingly complex and ever-changing global environment. These

components of the College’s General Education Core include critical thinking, ethics and

diversity. Students will find additional information on the College’s General Education Core

in this catalog.


Office of e-Learning

(567) 661-7988

mark_karamol@owens.edu

http://www.owens.edu/distance_ed/index.html

e-Learning Courses:

Webcourses and Telecourses run each

semester and are not entirely selfpaced.

Students must submit their work

according to the course schedule set by

the instructor.

General Contacts:

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 (Toledo-area Campus)

(567) 429-3509 (Findlay-area Campus)

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 (Toledo-area Campus)

(567) 429-3540 (Findlay-area Campus)

Testing Center (Proctoring Arrangements)

(567) 661-7547 (Toledo-area Campus)

elearning contacts:

School of Arts & Sciences (e

(567) 661-7521 (Toledo-area Campus)

School of Business and

Information Technology

(567) 661-7280 (Toledo-area Campus)

School of Health Sciences

(567) 661-7206 (Toledo-area Campus)

eOwens Technical Support

(567) 661-7309 (Toledo-area Campus)

Characteristics of a Successful

eOwens Student

• Is willing and able to commit to 4 to 15

hours per week per course

• Is self-motivated and self-disciplined

• Is able to communicate well through

writing

• Has access to a computer and the Internet

• Capable of being a self-directed learner

• Is willing and able to actively participate in

a virtual class environment

• Adaptable to changes and new ways of

doing things

• Asks for help when needed

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What is eOwens?

eOwens is the name for the distance learning program and

courses at Owens Community College. The primary advantage

of eOwens is that it allows you to pursue College courses and

degrees without coming to the campus on a regular basis. This

method of learning is more convenient for those whose work

and family obligations make it difficult for them to attend classes

offered on campus during traditionally scheduled hours. It does,

however, offer some unique challenges that can make it more

challenging than taking on-campus courses.

Why eOwens?

• The ability to obtain complete degrees via eOwens courses

• Convenience in taking classes in the comfort of your home

or office

• Flexible scheduling … work on your course anytime instead

specific times and days as with a campus based class

• Students often find that they communicate more with

faculty and classmates in online eOwens environments

• Cut back on commute time by eliminating the need to drive

to campus on a weekly basis, find a parking space, and walk

to class

Degrees Offered via eOwens

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central

Association of Colleges and Schools has approved Owens

Community College to offer any and all its degrees via eOwens

delivery. You can choose to take all eOwens courses within any of

the following programs:

• Associate of Applied Business, e-Business

• Associate of Applied Business, Information

Systems Technology

• Associate of Applied Business, Business Management

• Associate of Applied Science, Registered Nursing (Hybrid

program with on-campus requirements)

• Associate of Arts

• Associate of Science

eOwens

You can also take eOwens courses in conjunction with any of

the College’s on-campus programs and curriculum.

Types of eOwens Courses

• Web (Online) Courses:

Access your class content, instructor, and classmates any

time of the day or night in a password-protected online

web course site. You need to have access to a computer

on which you can download and install software and it

is recommended that you’re able to access the Internet at

least three times per week. Correspondence is conducted

via online discussion forums, chat rooms, and email.

Instructors may require you to come to the one of the

Owens Community College Testing Centers or to a predetermined

proctored location to take exams. Web courses

are a rigorous form of instruction geared for motivated and

organized students who have general computer skills and

can’t fit traditional classes into their daily schedule. To see

a complete list of all web courses offered at Owens, go to

http://www.owens.edu/distance_ed/webcourse_list.html

• Telecourses:

Taking a telecourse is another way for self-motivated

students to take classes without having to come to campus

on a regular basis. Telecourses constitute a complete

instructional package that generally includes textbook(s),

audio or videotapes, and a student study guide/syllabus.

Once you sign up for a telecourse, the instructor will

mail the syllabus to your home sometime during the first

week of the semester. You will have to follow the syllabus

and submit all of your assignments on a set schedule. You

will have to either mail or email the assignments to your

instructor. You may also have to come to one of the College

Testing Centers or arrange for a proctor to take exams.

Individual instructors vary the requirements and approaches

to their respective telecourses. To see a complete list of all

telecourses offered at Owens, go to http://www.owens.edu/

distance_ed/telecourse_list.html


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Are e-Learning Courses Right for Me?

eOwens courses aren’t right for everyone. You need to be a highly self-motivated

person and willing to accept more responsibility to learn. A combination of good

study skills, technical competency, and persistence is vital. Before you sign up for

a web course … please take a moment to honestly answer the following questions.

Choose one response for each number.

1. I can effectively use a Word processor YES NO Uncertain

2. I can effectively use a Web Browser YES NO Uncertain

3. I can access the Internet at least 3 times/week YES NO Uncertain

4. I have basic keyboarding skills YES NO Uncertain

5. I have good reading and writing skills YES NO Uncertain

6. I can send and view email and attachments YES NO Uncertain

7. I can download and install software YES NO Uncertain

8. I can complete tasks without an instructor’s

direct supervision YES NO Uncertain

9. I follow written instructions well YES NO Uncertain

10. I take responsibility for my own learning YES NO Uncertain

If you answered “NO” or “UNCERTAIN” to any of the above questions, web

courses may not be right for you.

Finding Available eOwens Courses

To search for web or telecourses that will be offered in an upcoming semester and to

see if any spots are available, go to our online Class Schedule located at

http://www.owens.edu/cgi-bin/class.pl

1. Select the desired “SEMESTER” from the pop-down menu

2. In the “CLASS TYPE” pop-down menu, select “WEB BASED COURSE” or

“TELECOURSE”

3. Click the “SEARCH” button at the bottom.

What if I Am Outside of the College Geographical Area?

If you are outside of the College geographic area and sign up for an Owens

Community College eOwens course, you may have to arrange for test proctoring

if your instructor requires on-campus testing. The College’s Testing Center will

provide assistance with this service. When you enroll in the course, you should

notify your instructor that you are seeking a proctoring arrangement. To find the

name of a specific course instructor, search the Class Schedule listed below. See

https://www.owens.edu/testing/dist_test.html

Myths of e-Learning

• Instructor is available 24/7, whenever you need assistance – Instructors are not

always available, but they will inform you of their time frame in responding to

your email and online postings.

• e-Learning classes are easier – e-Learning is very different than on-campus

courses. The eOwens student has to be more motivated, organized, flexible,

possess good written communication skills, and be technically proficient. This

method of learning is often more difficult for many students.

• You do not have to follow a schedule – eOwens courses follow the same semester

schedule as on-campus courses. In most cases, assignments are due on a weekly

basis and must be submitted online or according to instructor specifications.

There are generally no set times that you will have to be logged on, but a

minimum of 2 times per week is recommended to check for course updates and

changes.

• e-Learning classes are independent study courses – You will find that e-Learning

often requires you to communicate and collaborate with other students in your

course. e-Learning can become a more collaborative learning experience than oncampus

courses.

• You never have to come to the campus – In some courses you may not have

to come to the campus, but many eOwens instructors require on-site testing.

If you are outside of the geographic area of one of the College’s Testing Centers,

a proctoring arrangement is possible. This means that you would take your exams

at an institution near your home. Proctoring information is available on the

e-Learning website.

Hardware and Software Recommendations for Online Courses

For specific requirements visit https://www.owens.edu/distance_ed/technical.html

Getting Started

If you do feel that eOwens is right for you, how you get started will depend upon

your needs. We recommended that you contact the College’s Enrollment Services

Office to discuss your first steps. Phone numbers are throughout the catalog.


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Academic Programs

School of Arts and Sciences

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Arts Degree*

Associate of Science Degree*

Liberal Arts_________________________92

Liberal Arts General Concentration____________93

African-American Studies____________________96

Canadian Studies _________________________97

Communications Arts ______________________98

Creative Writing __________________________99

English _ ________________________________100

Gender Studies ___________________________95

History _ ________________________________101

Social Work _____________________________95

Sociology________________________________95

World Language Studies____________________102

Fine and Performing Arts______________104

Commercial Art Transfer____________________105

Commercial Art Technology_________________106

Commercial Art Technology Certificate_______107

Fine Art_________________________________108

Music Performance________________________109

Photography_____________________________110

Theatre _________________________________111

Natural Sciences_____________________113

Agribusiness Management Technology__________114

Landscape and Turfgrass

Management Program_____________________115

Science and Mathematics______________117

General Concentration_____________________118

Biology _ ________________________________120

Chemistry_ ______________________________120

Mathematics ____________________________120

Pre-Biotechnology_________________________121

Pre-Business Administration _________________122

Pre-Professional Engineering _________________123

Psychology_______________________________120

Teacher Education___________________124

Teacher Education (Transfer Programs)

Adolescence Education __________________127

Early Childhood Education ______________125

Middle Childhood Education _____________126

Multi-Age Education____________________128

Early Childhood Education___________________129, 132

Early Childhood Center Director’s Certificate _134

Early Childhood Social Work Certificate______134

Educational Paraprofessional Major__________129, 133

School of Business and

Information Technology

Associate of Applied Business Degree

Business____________________________138

Accounting ______________________________139

Accounting Certificate____________________140

Accounting Software Applications Certificate__140

CPA Qualifying Program_________________141

Business Management _ ____________________142

International Business Option _____________144

Operations Management Option____________145

Operations Management Certificate_ ________147

Small Business Management Option_________146

Small Business Management Certificate_______147

Supervision Major_______________________148

Supervision Certificates___________________149

Marketing and Sales _______________________150

Financial Services Sales Option_____________152

Marketing and Sales Certificate ____________151

Real Estate Option______________________153

Real Estate Certificate____________________154

Retailing Management Option_ ____________155

Information Technology_______________156

Computer Programming____________________157

E-Business_____________________________159

E-Commerce and Supply Chain Option_ ____160

Web Development Option________________160

Information Systems_____________________161

Networking and Information Systems Support_ __162

Network Administration Certificate_________164

Network and Systems Security Certificate_____164

Web Design Certificate___________________165

Office Administration______________________166

Administrative Virtual Assistant Certificate____171

Application Software Specialist Certificate_____170

Medical Office Support Certificate__________170

Medical Office Support Option_____________168

Office Coordinator Option________________169

Office Support Certificate_________________171

School of Health Sciences

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Applied Business Degree

Dental Hygiene Program___________________174

Dietetic Technician Program________________176

Dietary Manager Certificate_________________178

Health Information Technology______________179

Medical Coding Certificate________________182

Medical Reimbursement Specialist Certificate__184

Medical Transcription Certificate____________186

Medical Assistant Program___________________188

Hotel, Restaurant, Institution (HRI) Technologies

Hospitality Management Program_ __________191

Food Service Management Major_ __________192

Culinary Arts Certificate__________________193

Medical Imaging Technologies_______________194

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Major_______195

Nuclear Medicine Major__________________196

Radiography Major______________________198

Nursing Program (Registered Nursing)________200

LPN/ADN Progression Program____________202

Practical Nursing Certificate Program_ _______204

International Nursing Certificate____________207

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program______208

Physical Therapist Assistant Program__________211

Surgical Program__________________________214

Sterile Processing Certificate_ ______________216


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School of Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Design Technologies__________________220

Architectural Engineering Technology Program__221

Architectural CAD Operator Certificate_ _____222

Construction Inspector Certificate__________222

CAD Technology Program__________________223

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program___224

Design/Drafting CAD Concentration________225

Surveying Technology Program______________226

Surveying Certificate_____________________227

Electrical/Electronics

Engineering Technologies______________228

Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Technology Program _ __________________229

Biomedical Electronics Major_ _____________230

Biomedical Electronics Certificate___________232

Computer Science Major__________________231

Computer Systems Certificate______________232

Industrial and Automation

Electronics Major_______________________233

Networking Certificate_ __________________234

Wide Area Networking Technology Program____235

CISCO Academy Certificate_______________236

Manufacturing and Industrial

Operations Technologies______________237

Advanced Integrated Manufacturing

Systems Technologies Program_____________238

Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Systems

Technologies Concentrations____________238

Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Systems

Technologies Certificates_ ______________243

Electrical Maintenance Concentration_______239, 244

Electro-Mechanical Concentration__________239

Electronics Maintenance and

Repair Concentration__________________240

Facility Maintenance Concentration________240, 244

Fluid Power Concentration_ ______________241

Fluid Power Maintenance Concentration_____244

Mechanical Maintenance Concentration_ ____244

Mechanical Systems Maintenance

Concentration________________________241

Programmable Logic Control Concentration__242, 244

Environmental Health and Safety

Technology Program_____________________245

Environmental Health and Safety

Coordinator Certificate_ _________________246

Water Treatment Certificate________________246

Manufacturing Technology Program_ _________247

CAD/CAM Certificate_ __________________249

CAM Concentration_____________________248

Computer Numerical Control

(CNC) Certificate_ _____________________249

CNC Operator Certificate_________________250

Machinist Certificate_____________________250

Tool and Die/Mold Maker Certificate________250

Quality Assurance Major__________________251

Quality Assurance Certificate______________252

Six Sigma______________________________253

Welding Major_________________________254

GMAW Welding Certificate_ ______________255

GTAW Welding Certificate________________255

SMAW Welding Certificate________________255

Welding Pre-Certification_ ________________255

Transportation Technologies___________256

Automotive Technology Program_____________257

Automotive Body Repair Certificate_ ________258

Automotive Service Certificate_____________258

Automotive Service Management Major_ _____259

Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Program____260

General Motors Corporation Automotive

Service Education Program (ASEP)__________261

Diesel Technology_________________________262

Diesel Service Certificate__________________263

John Deere Agricultural Technician Major____264

School of Public Safety and

Emergency Preparedness

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Criminal Justice Technology__________________268

Corrections Major_______________________270

Military Science Option__________________272

Peace Officer Academy Option_ ____________274

Emergency Management and Planning________276

Emergency Medical Management_____________278

Emergency Medical Technician

Basic Certification_ _______________________280

First Responder Certification________________280

Intermediate Certification_ _________________280

Paramedic Certification____________________280

Fire Science Technology_ ___________________282

Fire Officer Certificate____________________284

Ohio Fire Academy Option________________285

Public Safety Communications_______________286

Skilled Trades Technologies

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Skilled Trades Technologies

Building Maintenance Major_______________290

Construction Trades Major_ _______________292

Electrical Major_________________________293

Mechanical Major_______________________295

Skilled Trades Technologies Certificates

Building Maintenance____________________291

Electrical _____________________________294

Electronics ____________________________294

HVACR ______________________________291

Industrial Mechanic _____________________296

Machining ____________________________296

Pipefitting/Plumbing_____________________297

* These concentrations provide a basis for transfer into various

university majors.


Admission

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Admission

Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

General Admission Policy

Owens Community College has an open admission policy that

offers high school graduates as well as non-high school

graduates, who have the ability to benefit from the programs or

courses offered by the College, an opportunity to enroll. Nonhigh

school graduates, under 19 years of age, should refer to the

College’s early admission policy.

New Student Admission and Registration Process

College Hall Room 130, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7777

Room 150, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3509

Students who have never attended Owens Community College

should begin the registration process by visiting the Enrollment

Services webpage at www.owens.edu or by visiting the Office of

Enrollment Services.

Enrollment Services will:

• Provide the new student with an Admissions Application.

Students should complete the application as early as possible

before the first day of classes for the semester in which they

want to enroll.

• Provide information on which of the following to send:

_____ High school grade transcript

_____ GED scores

_____ College grade transcripts

_____ Other transcripts: LPN, military, etc.

_____ ACT/SAT scores

_____ Articulation form

_____ Post-secondary Enrollment Options form

_____ Application form

• Assist in deciding which placement test is appropriate.

Recognizing the diversity of backgrounds and skills represented

in its student body, Owens Community College has designed an

assessment program for all entering students based on the results

of the assessment process, students will be placed in courses

appropriate to their academic achievement and skill level.

COMPASS Computerized Assessment

New full- or part-time students 1 who plan to receive a degree,

certificate, take courses which require prerequisites or who plan

to receive federal financial aid, should make an appointment

to complete COMPASS. This free placement test is part of the

Enrollment Services process and evaluates a student’s reading,

writing and math skills. Scores from COMPASS are used to

advise students for registration into coursework that will enhance

their academic success.

Make an appointment to take COMPASS:

Toledo-area Campus: (567) 661-7698

Findlay-area Campus: (567) 429-3508

Record your COMPASS scores here:

______ Writing

______ Reading

______ Pre-Algebra

______ Algebra

COMPASS Waiver Policy

High School/GED Recipient - ACT cut-off scores less than two

years old: Math 20, Reading 22 and English 21; SAT cut-off

scores less than 2 years old: Math 425 and Verbal 425; CLEP

- College Composition score of 47; English Composition score

of 650 (4/80-4/86) or a score of 540 (5/86 to present); College

Algebra-Trigonometry score of 45. Advanced Placement test

scores from high schools may waive COMPASS

1 Owens Community College recognizes that some students (such as transfer

students) may enter the college with academic experiences, test results and

educational goals that exclude them from the assessment process. See COMPASS

Waiver Policy above.

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


CONTaCT us:

aCademIC eNHaNCemeNT

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Admission

aTHleTICs

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

Bursar

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

dIsaBIlITY servICes

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

eNrOllmeNT servICes

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

FINaNCIal aId

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

INTerNaTIONal sTudeNT servICes

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

lIBrarY servICes

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

OFFICe OF THe reGIsTrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

saFeTY aNd seCurITY

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

sTudeNT resOurCe CeNTer

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

ACT/ ASSET

Any student who has taken the National ACT or ASSET tests

may use those scores for placement into coursework. The student

must bring a copy of their score report when meeting with an

Enrollment Services Representative.

Make an appointment to take COMPASS:

Toledo-area Campus: (567) 661-7698

Findlay-area Campus: (567) 429-3508

Record your ACT/COMPASS scores here:

______ Writing

______ Reading

______ Math

After COMPASS testing, or evaluation of other test scores, the

student will meet with an Enrollment Services Representative

who will:

• Review assessment results

• Assist with academic goals

• Assist with the selection of courses for the upcoming

semester

• Assist with transfer questions

• Refer you to an Ozone Student Worker who will assist you

with Ozone activation and Web Registration (see page 26)

OCID - Owens College Identification number

New students, upon completing an admission application, will

be assigned an OCID number. An OCID number is an acronym

for Owens College Identification number. The generated digits

become the number for your records on campus. The OCID

number is not useful anywhere else. Protect your OCID number

as you do your social security number.

NOTE:

New students, if you are interested in

... help with deciding on a career, see page 48

... learning how to be a better college student, see page 48

... early Admission or the Post Secondary enrollment Option, see page 22-23

... information on Selective Admissions, see page 22

... information on Financial Aid and Scholarships, see page 40

... finding out about Student Labs for academic assistance, see page 52

... information on Tutoring Services, see page 48

... information on Student Activities, Student Government or Leadership

Opportunities, see page 57-58

... finding a job, either on campus or after you graduate, see page 57

Or, if you qualify for special services and accommodations provided by

Disability Services, see page 55-56

Returning students can find their randomly generated OCID

number on the main menu of Ozone. After logging in, the

number is displayed in red. Please make note of your number

and keep it in a secure location. Protect your OCID number as

you do your social security number.

Non-Degree Student Registration Process

Transient Students – A transient student is a student attending

another college or university who wants to enroll at Owens

Community College for a few classes before returning to a

former school. A transient student should begin the registration

process by visiting the Enrollment Services Office. An

Enrollment Services Representative will determine if additional

academic assessment is needed prior to registration.


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Admission

Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Transfer Students – A student transferring from another

college who wants to obtain a degree or certificate from Owens

Community College should submit all transcripts from colleges

previously attended. A transfer student should begin the

registration process by meeting with an Enrollment Services

Representative who will determine if additional academic

assessment is needed prior to registration.

Self-Enrichment/Non-Degree – A student who wants to take

one or two classes for self-improvement, either for personal

satisfaction or for a job, should begin the registration process

by visiting Enrollment Services. An Enrollment Services

Representative will determine if additional academic assessment

is needed prior to registration.

Mature Citizens Admission Policy

The Mature Citizens Program is designed for Ohio residents 60

years of age or older who want to attend college. Instructional

fees are waived for the mature citizen taking coursework on a

non-degree (audit) and space available basis on or after the first

day of the semester.

Individuals enrolled in this program may take coursework

for their own enjoyment, to learn a new skill, to explore new

ideas, or to study those areas for which they never had time.

All academic policies and procedures will apply to the mature

citizen, just as they do to all other students.

Any mature citizen desiring credit for coursework, or who wishes

to work toward a degree, must pay all required fees. Students are

responsible for books and other expenses attached to the course

they choose.

Returning Students and Change of Majors

Students returning to Owens Community College after an

absence may find some changes have occurred in a previous

major. Contact an Enrollment Services Representative for an

update; the student may need to complete a new application. If

a student has been absent from Owens Community College for

two years or longer, the student needs to complete a

new application.

Students who change majors after enrolling at Owens

Community College need to file a Student Directory Data

Change Form in the Office of the Registrar or online at www.

owens.edu. It is also necessary to meet with an Enrollment

Services Representative to learn about any requirements that

exist in a new program. Students may also want to meet with

the Department Chair. Returning students re-enter under the

policies published in the College Catalog in effect at the time

of readmission.

Residency and Reciprocity Students

If a student is not an Ohio resident, the student will be charged

out-of-state instructional and general fees. However, there are

occasions when students who are not Ohio residents are eligible

for in-state instructional and general fee rates. To find out if a

student is eligible for in-state rates, refer to Residency and/or

Reciprocity in the Policies and Procedures section of this Catalog.

To be considered for in-state rates, an application must be filed.

All Monroe County residents must apply for reciprocity in order

to determine eligibility. Applications for in-state rates are available

in the Office of the Registrar (see page 76 for more information).

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Admission

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Selective Service Registration

The Ohio Legislature has enacted a law requiring all eligible

students to register for Selective Service in order to be eligible

for various benefits. Owens Community College and all other

public-assisted institutions are required to certify eligible

students’ registration to the Ohio Board of Regents.

Male students between the ages of 18 and 26 must register for

Selective Service. Failure to register will result in the College

being required to charge out-of-state tuition and fees. Also,

students not registered for Selective Service may not be eligible

for federal and state financial aid. To register for Selective Service,

visit any area post office, register at www.sss.gov or

call (847) 688-6888.

Selective Admissions

Programs – A number of programs and majors require additional

test scores or materials to be sent to the College. When all

required materials have been received by the College, students are

considered for acceptance into these areas. Programs with additional

requirements include all School of Health Sciences programs, Early

Childhood Education, Early Admit and Post-Secondary Enrollment

Option for high school students. Students applying for admission

to any of these areas should refer to the specific program or major

in the Program Areas section of this Catalog.

Selective Health Admissions – Acceptance to Owens Community

College does not ensure acceptance to a particular program or

major. If you are majoring in any School of Health Sciences

program, there are additional responsibilities that you must meet

before you are evaluated and formally accepted into the program.

Be certain you understand the answers to the following

three questions:

1. What must I do to be evaluated for admission into a

program/major in which I am interested?

2. What is the deadline date for evaluation for the program/

major in which I am interested?

3. What must I do to be accepted into that program/major?

To clarify these questions or for more information, contact the

Office of Enrollment Services.

Early Admission Policies

College Hall Room 130, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7777

Room 150, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3509

High school students may obtain early admission to Owens

Community College under two different programs: Early

Admission and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program.

There are several important differences between these programs,

including funding sources.

Early Admission

Early admission recognizes the desire for some high school

students to experience college-level coursework, supplement their

high school curriculum, enjoy courses of special interest and/or

accumulate college credit. Coursework may be applied toward

a program at Owens Community College or be transferred

to another college or university according to that institution’s

transfer policy.

Students currently enrolled in high school must submit the

written consent of their high school guidance counselor or

principal, college application and high school transcript. To

be successful, early admission requires pre-admission advising.

Students are required to meet with the Owens Community

College Enrollment Services staff prior to registration.

Applicants under 19 years of age, who have not graduated from

high school or are not currently enrolled in high school, must

meet with an Owens Community College Enrollment Services


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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Representative prior to registration. A college representative will

contact the high school the applicant last attended.

All early admission students must achieve certain scores on

the Owens Community College placement test, needed for

placement into college-level coursework. Early admission

students must achieve college-level scores on the reading, writing

and math assessments. Applicants may waive COMPASS if their

ACT scores are Math 20, Reading 22 and English 21 or SAT

scores are Math 425 and Verbal 425.

Students with exceptional circumstances or special needs who do

not meet admissions standards may apply for special consideration

with a letter of support from a high school principal or guidance

counselor. These students and their parents are required to meet

with an Enrollment Services Advisor.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

Under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSO),

high school students may enroll for high school and/or college

credit at Owens Community College. Students may enroll in

classes on the Toledo-area campus and Findlay-area campus,

or take selected Post-Secondary Enrollment classes at their

home high schools. The same standards for entry into the Post-

Secondary Enrollment Options Program apply for on-campus or

off-campus classes.

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program has

two options:

Option A

Students may enroll for college credit only and the

student is responsible for tuition, fees and books.

Option B

Students may enroll for high school and college credit.

The state of Ohio and the student’s home school pay

the tuition, fees and book expenses. Students are

responsible for all course expenses beyond their text and

workbooks. This includes software, art and photography

supplies, calculators, health and fitness expenses and general

school supplies.

Textbooks are the property of the College. Textbooks must be

returned to Enrollment Services at the end of the semester.

To ensure a quality and successful experience for all students

attending under this program, Owens Community College has

established the following requirements for eligibility

to participate.

Applicants must:

1. Submit a completed application for the Post-Secondary

Enrollment Options Program.

2. Complete the eighth grade.

3. Achieve certain scores on the Owens Community College

placement test, needed for recommendation into college-level

coursework. For admission, post-secondary students must

achieve college level scores on the reading assessment, as well as

the math or the writing assessment. Applicants may waive the

placement test if their ACT scores are Math 20, Reading 22 and

English 21 or SAT scores are Math 425 and Verbal 425.

4. Provide the High School Information Form indicating

that the student and the parent or guardian has obtained the

required counseling from the high school guidance counselor.

5. A student may not enroll in any specific college course

through the program if the student has taken high school

courses in the same subject area as that college course and has

failed to achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Admission

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent in such completed high

school courses.

6. A student who does not maintain an overall grade point

average of 2.0 or better is not permitted to enroll in the next

semester. The student may reapply to the PSO Program by

submitting a new high school information form and meeting

with a PSO Advisor.

7. Agree to abide by all the policies and procedures of Owens

Community College, as well as any specific to this program.

Students are required to participate in Post-Secondary Enrollment

Options Program attendance reporting and academic progress

reporting programs. Students and their parents are required to

participate in special college orientation programs.

8. The deadline to register for Fall Semester 2006 classes for

PSO students is July 28, 2006. The deadline to register for

Spring Semester 2007 classes for PSO students is December

15, 2006.

Admission to the program does not ensure acceptance into a

specific program of study. (See the requirements listed under the

program of interest or meet with the Department Chair or the

Enrollment Services PSO Coordinator.)

Students with exceptional circumstances or special needs whose

GPA and/or test scores do not meet admissions standards may

apply for special consideration with a letter of support from a

high school principal or guidance counselor. These students and

their parents are required to meet with the a PSO representative

prior to registration.

Students cannot enroll in developmental courses under the

program. These courses include English – ENG 090, ENG 091,

ENG 095, ENG 096, ENG 110; Math – MTH 090, MTH 095;

Chemistry – CHM 095. Continued enrollment in the program

is based on the successful completion of coursework.

International Students Admission Policies

College Hall Room 130, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-2773

Findlay-area Campus • (567) 661-2773

Owens Community College welcomes students from other

countries to apply for admission to the College. Acceptance

to the College can be approved for either Fall or Spring

semesters. The College advises students coming from abroad to

complete the admission process as soon as possible prior to their

anticipated college start date, as they may experience a 30-day

waiting period for F-1 student visa authorization. Admission

requirements for international students are as follows:

1. Completion of the International Student Application and

Data Sheet (available in International Student Services or at

www.owens.edu/international).

2. Proof of English Language Proficiency – F-1 students

must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting

test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language

(TOEFL). A minimum score of 500 is required on the written

exam, 173 on the computer-based, or 61 on the internet-based.

For more information on TOEFL, visit www.ets.org/toefl.

If a different English proficiency test is submitted, students

must have the minimum passing score for the specific

examination. College English transfer credit also may be

considered for proof of English proficiency.

International students also are required to take the Owens

Community College placement exam (COMPASS) to

determine writing, reading and math placement. International

students requesting consideration for acceptance to Owens

Community College without appropriate evidence of English

proficiency, (TOEFL, other proficiency exam, transfer credit

for English) are required to achieve the following scores on

COMPASS for acceptance to the College: Writing 28 and

Reading 46.


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Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

3. Proof of Adequate Financial Support – It is estimated that

an international student will need a minimum of $17,000 per

year for tuition and living expenses while attending Owens

Community College. If either a spouse or child will be living

with you during your studies in the USA, you will need to show

additional financial support. Owens estimates the additional

cost of living for a spouse to be $4,000 per year and $2,000

per year, per child. Adequate funding for education and living

expenses in the U.S. is a critical factor in successfully obtaining

a student visa. You are required to submit official financial aid

documentation and an official letter(s) verifying that these

funds will be available to you for the duration of your

education and stay in this country.

4. Transcripts – All official high school and college or university

transcripts are required before acceptance. All documents

submitted to the College must be translated into the English

language.

5. Transfer – Transfer students are required to submit additional

documentation. – Transfer Clearance Form, ID Page of

Passport, Visa/I-94 and current I-20. Transfer students must

complete the admission and transfer process 15 days before the

desired semester start date.

For more information regarding application and admission

procedures, international students are encouraged to contact:

International Student Services

Owens Community College

P.O. Box 10,000

Toledo, OH 43699-1947

USA

+1 (567) 661-2773

+1 (567) 661-7734 (fax)

international@owens.edu

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

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Registration and Records

Administration Hall Room 144, Toledo-area Campus

(567) 661-7323

Room 192, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3542

The Office of the Registrar assists students in registering for

classes, adding and dropping classes, applying for graduation,

ordering transcripts and so much more.

Registration and Records

Returning students can register on-line with their Ozone account

(see Web Registration). New students should complete an

Admission Application at www.owens.edu or by visiting the Office

of the Registrar.

Students who have changes to any of their personal information

(name, address, phone number or major) should complete a

Directory Data Change Form (available at www.owens.edu) and

submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

Web Registration

Web Registration is available to all students in good academic

standing, with the exception of some special groups of students

who must meet with their Enrollment Services Representative.

If you don’t have access to a computer at home, you can use a

computer in the Owens Community College Library, Computer

Labs, CyberCafe, The Express Connection or any computer

with Internet access either on or off campus. For step-by-step

instructions on how to register online, please see below.

To Web Register …

• Log on to your Ozone account

• Under Student Quick Links, click on Web Registration

• Select Term

After the Web Registration process is completed, a Bursar’s bill will

be calculated immediately. Students also can view their updated

Bursar’s account on Ozone the next business day.

Students should verify that their schedule lists the correct courses

and course locations.

Turn to page 28 for an example of a Student Class Schedule …

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

For detailed directions on how to

register, continue to the next page.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


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Registration and Records

After you log into Ozone, you will see

this screen.

(Hint: To expedite your web

registration process, search the class

schedule at https://www.owens.edu/

cgi-bin/class.pl and jot down your

course selections first. Don’t forget

to write down the five-digit

CRN number!)

Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

2

Select the term for which you are

registering, then click submit.

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Registration and Records

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

An example of a Student Class Schedule …

09-OCT-2004 14:02:20 Owens Community College (PROD) PAGE 1

200210 Student Schedule SFRSCHD

Fall 2006

Joe Student

123 Street

Mytown OH 45678

P/T CRN SUBJ CRSE SECT CAMP TITLE CREDS LV STAT DAYS TIME BUILD ROOM INSTRUCTOR

1 10604 ENG 111 002 T Composition I 3.00 UG RE M W F 0700-0750am CH 100 STAFF

TOTAL 3.00 CEUS .00

P/T=Part of Term* TITLE=Title of Course TIME=Meeting Time BUILD=Building Location (cont)

CRN=Course Reference Number CREDS=Credit Hours BUILD=Building Location LE=Law Enforcement

SUBJ=Course Subject DAYS=Days of Week Toledo-Area Campus MS=Math/Science

CRSE=Course Number M=Monday AV=Audiovisual Classroom Center PA=Center for Fine and Performing Arts

SECT=Section Number T=Tuesday BH=Bicentenial Hall SH=Student Health & Activities Center

CAMP=Campus W=Wednesday CC=Child Care Center TT=Transportation Tech

T=Toledo R=Thursday CD=Center for Development & Training OFFCAT=Off Campus Toledo

F=Findlay F=Friday CH=College Hall TBA=To Be Announced

S=Saturday ET=Engineering Tech Findlay-Area Campus

U=Sunday HT=Health Tech EC=Educational Center

OFFCAF=Off Campus Findlay

*See section on Part of Term for detailed information

3

Enter the five-digit CRN for each

course you are registering, then click

on submit changes.

(Hint: CRN for Summer classes begin

with the number “3,” for Fall classes

the number “6” and for Spring classes

the number “1.”)

Once you click “submit changes,”

you are officially registered for the

courses you selected. If you encounter

registration errors that appear after

you click “submit changes,” click

“Explanation of Registration Errors”

for online assistance.

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


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Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Owens Express Card

www.owens.edu/expresscard

Express Card Office, Student Health & Activities Center

(SHAC) 160, Toledo-area Campus

(567) 661-2204 • Fax (567) 661-7965

Express Card Office, CH 130, Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 • Toledo-area Campus

Express Card Office, Room 183, Findlay-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 • Fax (567) 429-3689

The Express Card is an identification (ID) and debit card used

by Owens students, employees and guests. Students use the

Express Card as a student ID to use the computer labs, Testing

Center, Library and also to use the debit function on campus

at retail locations. To obtain an Express Card, students must be

registered for classes and present photo identification to The

Express Card Office attendant. There is no charge for the first

Express card.

The Express Card Debit Account is non-interest bearing.

Only the person pictured on the card is authorized to spend

money from that account. Owens reserves the right to change

the account terms and conditions at any time. If a change

reduces limits or restricts the account holder’s rights under the

terms and conditions, the College will give at least twenty (20)

calendar days notice by mail. However, if an immediate change

is necessary for security reasons, the College may first make the

change and then notify the account holder.

Deposits

Currency deposits of $1 to $20 may be made at any Value

Transfer Station (VTS), located in College Hall (CH), the

Audio/Visual Classroom Center (AVCC), Student Health &

Activities Center (SHAC) and the Findlay-area Campus Atrium.

Deposits will also be accepted on the Owens website as a transfer

from another credit card or a web check. The funds will be

placed on the Express Card within 5 minutes of the transaction.

Students may visit www.owens.edu/expresscard to deposit funds.

The use of personal credit cards and checks for deposits of $5

or more will be accepted during business hours at the Bursar’s

Office on either campus. A $30 charge will be assessed upon

receipt of a returned check. Receipts will be provided for all

purchases or deposits at cashier attended stations and for all

deposits at Value Transfer Stations.

Refunds

Funds may be withdrawn from Express Card Debit Accounts

containing $2 or more by sending a written request to The

Express Card Office or the Bursar’s Office. All refunds are issued

by checks written in the name of the account holder and mailed

to the current address on file in the Records/Human Resources

Office. Cash withdrawals and credit card reimbursements from

the Express Card Debit Accounts are not permitted. Accounts

with no activity over a 24-month period are considered inactive.

Inactive accounts will be terminated regardless of balance.

Questions on Deposits or Charges to a Cardholder

Account and Error Resolution Procedures

If the account holder believes there is a discrepancy with a charge

to the account, the department that processed the transaction

should be contacted within thirty (30) calendar days. Questions

regarding deposits made on an account need to be brought to the

attention of the Express Card Office or the Bursar’s Office during

normal business hours.

If there is a discrepancy on an account, the request to review the

account must be in writing. The account holder will be requested

to include the account holder name and account number,

describe the transaction in question and explain as clearly as

possible the discrepancy and indicate the date and dollar amount

of the transaction. The department responsible for reviewing

the discrepancy will notify the account holder in writing of any

corrective measures put in place. Any errors found through the

investigation will be immediately corrected.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Registration and Records

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Reporting Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards and

Liability for Card Use

It is the cardholder’s responsibility to report a lost or stolen

card immediately. If a card is lost or stolen, the account holder’s

liability for unauthorized charges is limited to the funds available

on the account. The cardholder may log onto, www.owens.

edu/expresscard to report a lost or stolen Express Card. If the

card is found, the cardholder must visit an Express Card office

to reactivate their card. If a new Express Card is required, the

cardholder must pay $15 and then visit the Express Card Office

to secure a new card. During business hours, notice may be

given to The Express Card Office by phone, (567) 661-2204,

in person, or in writing - The Express Card Office, SHAC 165,

P.O. Box 10,000, Toledo, OH 43699-1947 on the Toledo-area

Campus. On the Findlay-area Campus, contact the Express Card

Office, Room 183, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay, OH 45840-

3509. After normal business hours, contact The Express Card

Office by telephone leaving a message stating your name, Express

Card ID number and a brief description of the circumstances.

If notice is given by telephone, it must be confirmed in writing

within 48 hours to The Express Card Office, or fax the Toledoarea

Campus Express Card Office at (567) 661-7921 or the

Findlay-area Campus Express Card Office at (567) 429-3689. A

$15 replacement fee will be charged for any lost or stolen card. If

the Express Card is damaged or broken, bring the damaged card

and/or pieces to the Express Card Office for a free

replacement card.

Disclosure of Account Information to

Third Parties

The College will disclose information to third parties about the

account holder’s account or the transactions only...

a) in order to comply with court orders or to meet the

requirements of applicable law; or

b) if the account holder gives written permission; or

c) if it is necessary to verify the existence and condition of the

account for a third party vendor.

Account Termination

The account holder may close the account at any time by giving

written notice to The Express Card Office and no longer using

the card for any purchase or deposit. The College reserves the

right to terminate the cardholder’s use of the card for purchase

at any time. Any obligation of the account holder to make a

payment or reimbursement to the College will survive account

termination, and if a balance of $2 or more remains in the

account holder’s account after termination and full satisfaction of

all obligations of the account holder, the College will

refund the balance.

Summary of Fees

1. No transaction fee for purchase transactions.

2. No transaction fee for deposit.

3. No account-closing fee.

4. No annual service fee on inactive accounts.

5. No charge for name change.

6. No charge for feature change.

7. There is a $30 return check fee.

8. There is a $15 card replacement fee for lost or stolen cards.

Using your Express Card debit function at any participating

vendor will entitle you to a discount on the product and/or

service provided by the vendor. Check the Owens website

for a list of vendors participating with the Owens Express

Card, www.owens.edu/expresscard. On campus, look for

vending machines that have an Express Card reader before

selecting an item for purchase.


Transfer In and Transfer Out

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Transfer In and Out

Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

College Hall Room 130, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7777

Room 112, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3509

Classes transfer in and out at Owens Community College.

Depending on the major, students can earn the first two years of

a bachelor’s degree and Transfer Out to area four-year colleges

and universities. Students also can Transfer In from another

college or university and earn an associate degree or certificate.

Transfer Advising

Students transferring from Owens Community College:

As a comprehensive community college, Owens Community

College works with baccalaureate-granting colleges and

universities to assist students with a smooth transfer. Preparation

for transfer begins the first semester at Owens Community

College. The Enrollment Services Office is available to assist

students with the transfer process. The following list of

recommendations should assist those students:

• Students should meet with an Enrollment Services Advisor

• The Enrollment Services Office has transfer information

available including catalogs, applications, scholarship

information and transfer guides. Transfer information also is

available on the Course Applicability System (CAS), located

at www.transfer.org. Students can access transfer courseequivalents,

telephone numbers of advisors, articulation

agreements and campus visit information. Enrollment Services

also provides information on campus visits, articulation

agreements and contact information for advisors at the fouryear

institutions.

• Early in the academic experience at Owens Community

College, students should meet with a representative at the

institution to which they are planning to transfer. The Owens

Community College Office of Enrollment Services has

information on area institutions.

• There is a difference between transferability and applicability

of coursework between institutions.

• The institution receiving the transfer credit determines if

their school has an equivalent course. If it does, the credit

is transferable.

• It is a separate issue whether this transfer credit applies to the

student’s major at the receiving institution.

• Be aware that remedial and developmental courses will not be

applicable to any degree program.

Students transferring to Owens Community College:

Owens Community College strives to provide a smooth

transition for students transferring in from other higher

education institutions. The following list of recommendations

may help those students:

• Students need to request an official copy of academic

transcripts from all institutions attended, and the transcripts

must be mailed directly to the Office of the Registrar. Academic

credit is not posted to a student’s record until all official

transcripts are received and evaluated by the Office of

the Registrar.

• Students should bring a copy of academic transcripts from all

institutions attended to their Enrollment Services appointments

to assist in assessing academic readiness and transfer credit.

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Transfer In and Out

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Institutional Transfer

The Ohio Board of Regents, following the directive of the Ohio

General Assembly, developed a statewide policy to facilitate

transferring credits from one Ohio public college or university

to another. Since independent colleges and universities in Ohio

may or may not be participating in the transfer policy, students

interested in transferring to an independent institution are

encouraged to check with the college or university of their choice

regarding transfer agreements.

Transfer Module

The Ohio Board of Regents’ Transfer and Articulation Policy

established the Transfer Module, which is a specific subset

of the entire set of a college or university’s general education

requirements. The Transfer Module contains 36-40 semester

hours (or 54-60 quarter hours) of specified course credits in

English, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and

behavioral sciences, natural and physical sciences and

interdisciplinary study.

A Transfer Module completed at one college or university will

automatically meet the requirements of the Transfer Module at

the receiving institution, once the student is admitted. Students

may be required, however, to meet additional general education

requirements that are not included in the Transfer Module.

A Transfer Module at Owens Community College consists of

a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit. Students will be

expected to take at least the minimum number of course hours

from each area as listed. Students must select 12 additional credit

hours from any of the academic categories labeled with an *.

English Composition* - A minimum of 3 semester hours

required.

ENG 111 Composition I 3 credits

ENG 112 Composition II 3 credits

ENG 120 Business Communications 3 credits

ENG 130 Intro to Technical Communication 3 credits

Mathematics* - A minimum of 3 semester hours is required.

MTH 126 Modern Business Calculus 3 credits

MTH 130 Precalculus 4 credits

MTH 131 Calculus I 5 credits

MTH 215 Business Statistics 5 credits

MTH 232 Calculus II 5 credits

MTH 233 Calculus III 4 credits

MTH 234 Differential Equations 3 credits

MTH 235 Linear Algebra 3 credits

Arts/Humanities* - A minimum of 6 semester hours is required.

Select from at least two different course areas listed below.

AAS 101 African-American History 3 credits

AAS 120 Introduction to

African-American Culture 3 credits

ART 101 Art Appreciation 3 credits

ART 105 History of Western Art 3 credits

ENG 200 Introduction to Literature 3 credits

ENG 201 Introduction to Drama 3 credits

ENG 210 Introduction to Fiction 3 credits

ENG 215 American Multicultural Literature 3 credits

ENG 220 Intro to Poetry 3 credits

ENG 225 Women in Literature 3 credits

ENG 251 World Literature I 3 credits

ENG 252 World Literature II 3 credits

ENG 266 American Literature I 3 credits

ENG 267 American Literature II 3 credits


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Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

ENG 280 Intro to Shakespeare 3 credits

HIS 101 Western Civilization I 3 credits

HIS 102 Western Civilization II 3 credits

HIS 151 World Civilization I 3 credits

HIS 152 World Civilization II 3 credits

HIS 201 American History I 3 credits

HIS 202 American History II 3 credits

HIS 250 World War II 3 credits

HIS 270 History of Women in America 3 credits

HUM 100 Introduction to the Humanities 3 credits

HUM 200 Great Ideas 3 credits

HUM 275 World Religions 3 credits

MUS 101 Music Appreciation 3 credits

MUS 102 Survey of Jazz Styles 3 credits

MUS 103 History of Popular Music 3 credits

MUS 105 Music of World Cultures 3 credits

MUS 201 Music History I 3 credits

MUS 202 Music History II 3 credits

PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits

PHL 102 Principles of Ethics 3 credits

SPE 101 Public Speaking 3 credits

THE 261 Introduction to Film 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences* - A minimum of 6 semester

hours is required. Select from at least two different course areas

listed below.

CND 101 Intro to Canadian Studies 3 credits

ECO 100 Current Economic Issues 3 credits

ECO 111 Principles of Economics 3 credits

ECO 201 Microeconomics 3 credits

ECO 202 Macroeconomics 3 credits

GOV 205 State and Local Government 3 credits

GPH 106 Human Geography 3 credits

GPH 108 Geography of the Americas 3 credits

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 credits

PSY 205 Introduction to Methods in

the Social Sciences

3 credits

PSY 210 Child Psychology 3 credits

PSY 215 Social Psychology 3 credits

PSY 217 Introduction to Human Sexuality 3 credits

PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits

PSY 230 Introduction to Gerontology 3 credits

PSY 260 Life Span Psychology 3 credits

PSY 270 The Psychology of Women 3 credits

PSY 280 Educational Psychology 3 credits

SOC 101 Sociology 3 credits

SOC 201 Social Problems 3 credits

SOC 210 Marriage and the Family 3 credits

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity in U.S. 3 credits

SOC 240 Criminology 3 credits

SOC 250 Cultural Anthropology 3 credits

SOC 270 Women and Work 3 credits

SOC 280 Sociology of Religion 3 credits

SPA 100 Hispanic Culture 4 credits

Sciences* - A minimum of 6 semester hours is required. At least

one must be a laboratory course.

AST 101 Astronomy 3 credits

BIO 201 General Biology I 5 credits

BIO 202 General Biology II 5 credits

BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits

BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits

BIO 213 Essentials of Microbiology 1 credits

BIO 239 Human Genetics 3 credits

CHM 121 General Chemistry I 5 credits

CHM 122 General Chemistry II 5 credits

CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I 5 credits

PHY 201 General Physics I 5 credits

PHY 202 General Physics II 5 credits

PHY 221 Calculus-Based Physics I 5 credits

PHY 222 Calculus-Based Physics II 5 credits

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Transfer In and Out

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Conditions for Transfer Admission

Students meeting the requirements of the Transfer Module are

subject to the following conditions:

1. The policy encourages receiving institutions to give

preferential consideration for admission to students who

complete the Transfer Module and either the Associate of Arts

or the Associate of Science degree. These students will be able to

transfer all courses in which they received a passing grade of D

or better. Students must have an overall grade point average of

2.0 to be given credit for the Transfer Module.

2. The policy also encourages receiving institutions to give

preferential consideration for admission to students who

complete the Transfer Module with a grade C or better in each

course and 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours. Students

must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 to be given

credit for the Transfer Module and only courses in which a C or

better has been earned will transfer.

3. The policy encourages receiving institutions to admit on a

non-preferential consideration basis students who complete the

Transfer Module with a grade of C or better in each course and

less than 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours. These students

will be able to transfer all courses in which they received a

grade of C or better. Admission to a given institution, however,

does not guarantee that a transfer student will be automatically

admitted to all majors, minors or fields of concentration at that

institution. Once admitted, transfer students shall be subject

to the same regulations governing applicability of Catalog

requirements as all other students. Transfer students will be

given the same class standing and other privileges as native

students on the basis of the number of credits earned. All

residency requirements must be successfully completed at the

receiving institution prior to granting a degree.

Responsibilities of Student

In order to facilitate transfer with maximum applicability of

transfer credit, prospective transfer students should plan a

course of study that will meet the requirements of a degree

program at the receiving institution. Specifically, students

should identify early in their collegiate studies an institution and

major to which they desire to transfer. Furthermore, students

should determine if there are language requirements or any

special course requirements that can be met during the freshman

or sophomore year. This will enable students to plan and

pursue a course of study that will articulate with the receiving

institution’s major. Students are encouraged to seek further

information regarding transfer from both their advisor and the

college or university to which they plan to transfer.

Appeal Process

A multi-level, broad-based appeal process is required to be

in place at each institution. A student disagreeing with the

application of transfer credit by the receiving institution shall

be informed of the right to appeal the decision and the process

for filing the appeal. Each institution shall make available to

students the appeal process for that specific college or university.

If a transfer student’s appeal is denied by the institution after

all appeal levels within the institution have been exhausted, the

institution shall advise the student in writing of the availability

and process of appeal to the state-level Articulation and Transfer

Appeal Review Committee. The Appeal Review Committee

shall review and recommend to institutions the resolution of

individual cases of appeal from transfer students who have

exhausted all local appeal mechanisms concerning applicability

of transfer credits at receiving institutions.

Students wishing to appeal an institutional decision involving

the application of the Ohio Board of Regents Transfer and

Articulation Policy should refer to the Owens Community

College Student Appeals Policy located in this catalog.


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Transfer In and Out

Owens Community College has signed

articulation agreements with the following

four-year colleges and universities:

Course Applicability System (CAS)

CAS is a free web-based system that all public institutions and

some private institutions in Ohio utilize to provide transfer

information on courses, course equivalencies and program

requirements for various participating institutions.

CAS Features

Course Descriptions

Access course descriptions for other participating CAS schools.

Academic Programs

Access information about academic programs and degrees

offered at participating CAS schools.

Course Equivalency Guide

See how courses will transfer from institution to institution.

Your Courses

Keep a list of the courses you have taken and grade earned.

This information can be used to run a planning guide.

Please Note: You must be a member to save your course

history information.

Planning Guides

You can use this option to run an “unofficial” degree audit to

see how courses you have taken apply toward requirements for

an academic program at another institution.

Student Services

Access the websites for offices such as admissions, financial aid

and the Office of the Registrar at other institutions.

Become a CAS Member

1. Access CAS at http://www.transfer.org/

2. Click on New Account.

3. Select Owens Community College.

4. Complete the Registration form and click Submit.

To View Course Equivalencies by School

• Click the Course Equivalencies button.

• Select the institution to which the credit will be transferred.

• Click on the Browse by School button to view courses by

school and department.

• Select the institution from which the credit will be

transferred (institution where you completed

your coursework).

• Click See Equivalencies.

To Store Your Course History in Your CAS Account

• Click the Your Courses button.

• Click Add.

• Select the institution where you have completed your coursework.

• Click on Coursebank to select your courses from the

institution’s course inventory or click Request Import to

have your coursework sent to you electronically by the

institution or click Freeform to enter all information

regarding your course work by hand.

Note: Not all institutions may have the request import option.

• If you choose to use the Coursebank or Freeform option,

you will have to click Add to List to add each course to your

temporary list.

• Click Save to add the courses to your final list maintained in

Your Courses.

To Request a Planning Guide

• Click the Planning Guides button.

• Click Request Planning Guide.

• Select the institution to which you would like to transfer

your coursework and click the select institution button.

• Depending on the institution, you will either need to select

the department of the academic program of interest then

select the program or directly choose the program in which

you are interested.

• Click the Request a Regular Planning Guide or Cross

Reference Guide button to view a list of the required

courses for the program in which you are interested.

The Cross Reference Guide will also show you what

requirements you have completed and the requirements you

still need to complete based on the coursework you have

stored in CAS.

• Antioch College

• Ashland University

• Bluffton University

• Bowling Green State University

• Cleveland State University

• Defiance College

• Eastern Kentucky

• Eastern Michigan University

• Franklin University

• Heidelberg College

• Lourdes College

• Mount Vernon Nazarene University

• Monroe County Community College

• Northwestern College

• Ohio Northern University

• Ohio State University

• Siena Heights University

• Tiffin University

• University of Detroit Mercy

• University of Findlay

• University of Kentucky

• University of Maryland

• University of Michigan

• University of Phoenix

• University of Toledo

• University of Windsor

• Wayne State University

• Wright State University

• Youngstown State University

Additional programs and

agreements for articulation are under

development.

All majors may not be included in all

articulation agreements. Please visit

your advisor for further information

regarding transfer of coursework and/or

articulation agreements.


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Bursar’s Office

Administration Hall Room 166, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7220

Commons, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3550

Fall and Spring Semesters Tuition

In-state

Out-of-state/

International

1-12 credit hours (per credit hour) $116 $217

13-18 credit hours

Instructional fee $1,212 $2,424

General fee $180 $180

19th credit hour and above

(per credit hour) $101 $202

Summer Semester Tuition

In-state Out-of-state/

International

1-12 credit hours (per credit hour) $116 $217

13th credit hour and above

(per credit hour) $101 $202

Other Fees

In-state Out-of-state/

International

Laboratory Fees (non-refundable) Vary by course Vary by course

Registration (per semester) $10 $10

Parking* $20 $20

Michigan Residents

Under certain circumstances, students who

are residents of Monroe County, Michigan

may qualify for in-state tuition. The terms

of the Reciprocal Agreement with Monroe

County Community College and the required

application process are detailed in the Policies

and Procedures section of the College Catalog.

All Monroe County residents should apply for

reciprocity in the Office of the Registrar. (See

page 76 for more information)

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Optional (non-refundable)

Petition for Degree Completion $20 $20

per degree, based on

application date: $10 or $20

Petition for Certificate Completion $5 $5

(Other fees may vary by program)

All bills are sent directly to the student’s Ozone account.

*Students seeking a handicap or motorcycle permit must register the vehicle at Campus Security located in Alumni Hall.

All tuition, fees and charges are subject to change at the discretion of Owens Community College.


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Tuition and Fees

Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Estimate of Annual Academic Expenses

The estimated cost of the average two-year degree program,

based on current in-state fees, is outlined below. The example

assumes the student is following the required program of study

and is enrolled full-time.

Registration Fee $20

Testing Fee (minimum) $20

Instructional Fee $2,424

General Fee $360

Laboratory Fee (average) $150

Books and Supplies (average) $750

Parking Fee $40

Two Semester Total $3,764

Some programs may incur higher book and laboratory fees.

Payment of Fees

A non-adjustable registration fee is assessed each semester.

For advance registered students, full payment of tuition and

other fees must be made by established due dates. Each semester,

due dates are available at the Bursar’s Office or online at www.

owens.edu/bursar/.

If a student registers after the payment due date, payment is due

upon registration. Failure to make payment by the established

due dates, the College reserves the right to withdraw the student

from that semester of classes.

A student will not be able to register for the future semester until

all prior balances have been paid in full or payment arrangements

have been made.

Students receiving financial aid are advised to carefully review the

financial aid information provided by the Financial Aid Office.

Compliance with the deadlines will help ensure prompt receipt

of financial aid, less any amount due to the College.

Owens Community College accepts payment in the form of cash,

checks, money orders, MasterCard, VISA and DISCOVER credit

cards. The College also accepts the above credit cards for web credit

card payments via the Internet. A $30 collection fee plus bank

charges are assessed for any check returned unpaid by any bank.

The College also enters into contracts to directly bill employers

of Owens Community College students, or other third parties,

for tuition and fees. For more information, contact the

Bursar’s Office.

Deferred Payment Plan

The Deferred Payment Plan offers eligible students the

opportunity to defer payment of tuition and fees over a fourmonth

period for fall and spring semesters and a three-month

period for summer semester.

Tuition and fees covered by the Plan include …

• Instructional • Laboratory

• General

• Parking fees

Criteria of Owens Community College students eligible

for the Plan …

• Credible and regular source of income

• Good credit history with Owens Community College

• Good financial standing with Owens Community

College (no financial hold or delinquency)

• Good academic standing with Owens Community

College (no academic dismissal or probation)

A co-signer may participate in the Plan with a student who

does not meet the eligibility requirements. Students who receive

financial aid may also be eligible for the Deferred Payment Plan.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

A non-adjustable Payment Option Fee is assessed to each

participant each semester based on the total of tuition and

fees deferred.

Tuition/Fees

Payment Option Fee

$0 - $449.99 $15

$450 or more $25

To apply, complete, sign and return an Application/Promissory

Note to the Bursar’s Office with the first payment. Applications

are available at the Bursar’s offices and at www.owens.edu. A $20

late payment charge will be assessed for each installment not paid

in full on or before the due date.

Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit allows students to have their refunds

electronically deposited into an authorized bank or credit union

In order to be considered for participation, an Authorization

Agreement for Automatic Deposits must be completed and

submitted to the Bursar’s Office. This form is available at the

Bursar’s offices, or via the web. Deadlines do apply per semester;

contact the Bursar’s Office for exact dates.

The set-up for this process is free and takes a minimum of three

weeks. The Bursar’s Office must be notified in writing of any

changes to the bank account where funds are to be deposited

Please notify the Bursar’s Office of any changes to the direct

deposit account by resubmitting the Authorization Agreement

for Automatic Deposits. The College reserves the right to charge

the student $5.00 for any returned funds. All other refund

checks will be mailed until student notifies the Bursar’s Office of

new direct deposit account information.

Any student not participating in the direct deposit program will

have their refund mailed to the address on file at the Office of

the Registrar.

Refund of Fees

Refunds of tuition and other refundable fees, less any amount

owed, will be made on the following basis for the first four weeks

of 16-week classes for Fall and Spring Semesters: 1

1. Credit hours dropped prior to the beginning, or during the

first five class days 2 , of either semester - 100% of tuition and fees

will be refunded.

2. Credit hours dropped during the second week (6th - 10th class

days) of either semester - 70% of tuition and fees will be refunded.

3. Credit hours dropped during the third week (11th - 15th class

days) of either semester - 60% of tuition and fees will be refunded.

4. Credit hours dropped during the fourth week (16th - 20th

class days) of either semester - 40% of tuition and fees will

be refunded.

Students enrolled for 13 - 18 credit hours who drop courses will

be subject to the following guidelines:

• Depending on the refund period in which the drop occurs, the

college will charge either a 30%, 40%, 60% or 100% penalty for

every credit hour dropped between 13-18 credit hours.

• There will be no refunds of tuition and fees for students who

drop credit hours after the fourth week of classes.

1 The refund policy for Summer Semester, Weekend College, modular and

other courses that vary from the standard schedule of full semester courses

applies the same refund percentages. However, the periods of time provided

for refunds are adjusted proportionately to match that of the Fall and Spring

Semesters.

2 The term “class day” refers to any day (Monday through Sunday) during

which Owens Community College is open for business and/or classes are

conducted.


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• Students should be aware that schedule changes, either

adding or dropping credit hours, might affect fees. Students

may wish to determine the impact on tuition, fees and

financial aid before changing schedules.

All officially registered students are subject to the College’s

refund policies, as detailed in the College Catalog. To be eligible

for a refund, students must follow the official withdrawal

procedures. The date of withdrawal processed through the Office

of the Registrar is the date used to determine the amount of

tuition and fees that are refunded. Lack of attendance does not

constitute eligibility to receive refunds, or guarantee the waiver

of college fees. Information on refund deadlines for specific

courses is available online and at the Bursar’s Office. Contact

the Toledo-area Campus at (567) 661-7220 or 1-800-GO-

OWENS, Ext. 7220 and Findlay-area Campus at

(567) 429-3550 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3550.

For students receiving Title IV federal financial aid assistance,

the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 contains new

regulations governing what must happen to your federal

financial aid if you completely withdraw from or stop attending

classes during the semester. Questions on these policies should

be directed to the Financial Aid Office, Toledo-area Campus, at

(567) 661-7343 or 1-800- GO-OWENS, Ext. 7343 or

(567) 429-3540 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3540 on the

Findlay-area Campus.

As part of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998,

Congress passed new regulations governing what must happen

to a student’s federal financial aid if the student completely

withdraws from school in any semester. Federal law requires

the College to calculate the amount of federal financial aid a

student has earned if that student withdraws or stops attending

before completing the semester. Questions regarding these

regulations should be addressed to the Financial Aid Office.

Delinquent Account Policy

In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 126.30 (E), the student

is responsible to pay all interest charges to his/her account in

addition to all collection fees/expenses incurred by Owens

Community College in the collection of this debt or any part of it.

The student will, in addition, be responsible for the payment of

all other expenses incurred in the collection of this debt including,

but not limited to, any expenses as a result of litigation in an effort

to collect this debt. The College is mandated by the State of Ohio

to send any outstanding balance to The Ohio State Attorney

General’s Office for collection.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

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BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

College Hall Room 152, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7343

Commons, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3540

Applying for financial aid works best when initiated several

months prior to the desired semester of enrollment. Once the

application has been processed, if the student is eligible to

receive financial aid, an e-mail from the Owens Community

College Financial Aid Office is sent to the student explaining

how to view the award information via Ozone.

There are a variety of financial aid programs available at Owens

Community College, including several grant programs that

do not require repayment and low interest loan programs

with deferred repayment schedules. Many scholarships and

on-campus employment opportunities also are available.

With the exception of scholarships, the financial aid programs

are administered by the Financial Aid Office under policies

established by federal and state governmental guidelines.

Application Procedures

Students must submit new financial aid applications for each

academic year. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.

fafsa.ed.gov. The Plus loan online application is located in the

loans section of the Owens Financial Aid website www.owens.

edu. Applications are available beginning January 1 for the

upcoming year and should be submitted as soon as possible.

Federal Work Study and Federal Supplemental Education

Opportunity Grants have a priority application deadline

of March 31, 2006. The application deadline for the Ohio

Instructional Grant and the Ohio College Opportunity Grant

is October 1, 2006.

Financial Aid Check Sheet

___ Apply for Financial Aid (if necessary)

Type of Assistance:

___ Federal Pell Grant

___ Federal Supplemental Education

Opportunity Grant

___ Federal Work Study

___ Ohio College Opportunity Grant

___ Ohio Instructional Grant

___ Federal Stafford Loans

___ Federal Plus Loan

___ Scholarships (On-Campus)

___ Military Benefits

___ Veterans Benefits

Do I meet Ability to Benefit?

One of the following criteria must be met:

How to Apply:

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov &

www.owens.edu

www.owens.edu or

Financial Aid Office

See Military Unit

See Veterans’

Representative

___ Official High School Transcript showing date of graduation

submitted to the Office of the Registrar

___ Official GED Transcript turned in to the Office of the Registrar

___ COMPASS scores of 32-writing, 62-reading, and 25-pre-algebra


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To apply for financial aid, students must:

• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

(FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as possible. You can apply

electronically using “FAFSA on the Web” at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

• If a loan is desired, when completing the FAFSA answer “yes”

to the question asking if you are interested in a student loan.

• Apply for admission and provide an official transcript to the

Office of the Registrar verifying that you have earned a high

school diploma or GED. The certificate of completion does not

meet the high school diploma requirement.

• Students who do not have a high school diploma or GED

should complete the College’s COMPASS test and submit a

copy of these test scores. Minimum required scores are: 32

– writing, 62 – reading and 25 – pre-algebra.

It is important to respond quickly to all requests for

additional information.

Enrollment

Owens Community College uses a “freeze” date each semester

to determine a student’s enrollment status for awarding financial

aid. The number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled on

the freeze date is used to calculate the amount of federal financial

aid the student will receive. This means that if a student adds or

drops classes before the freeze date, the amount of financial aid for

which the student is eligible will be affected. If classes are added

or dropped after the freeze date, the financial aid will not change.

Exceptions to this policy are students receiving Stafford loans

who must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours at the

time of loan disbursement, and students who withdraw and/or

stop attending all of their classes. These students will have their

financial aid recalculated based on their withdrawal date or last day

of attendance.

If a student totally withdraws or stops attending classes during

the semester, the student could owe a refund to a grant program,

to the College, and/or impact financial aid eligibility for future

aid. Additional information about the recalculation policy is

available in the Financial Aid Office.

Attendance Verification

To be eligible for federal financial aid, attendance in class must

be verified. Instructors will provide attendance information

directly to the Financial Aid Office. Once attendance has been

verified, any refund checks to which a student is entitled will be

mailed to the student. Direct deposits of financial aid refunds

into your checking or savings account is also available. Contact

the Bursar’s Office for more information.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Eligibility for most financial aid programs is based on

demonstrated financial need of the student and/or the student’s

family and on registered credit hours.

For federal and state financial aid programs a student must:

• Be a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United

States. Certain persons in process of becoming citizens or

permanent residents also may be eligible.

To be eligible for federal financial aid programs (Pell, FSEOG,

Federal Work Study, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan),

a student also must:

• Be accepted by the college for admission and demonstrate the

ability to benefit from the selected program of study.

• Be enrolled in a degree or certain certificate programs.

• Meet the enrollment and attendance requirements for

each program.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

• Demonstrate the Ability to Benefit. To receive federal

financial aid, a student must demonstrate the Ability to

Benefit from the education offered. Students must have

graduated from high school, completed the GED, or taken

the COMPASS test at Owens Community College and scored

above the required cut-off scores of pre-algebra-25, reading-62,

writing-32.

• Comply with requirements concerning selective

service registration.

• Comply with requirements concerning submission of a

Statement of Educational Purpose. This is included on the

financial aid application (FAFSA).

• Certify that you are not in default on any federal loan.

• Certify that you do not owe a refund to any federal aid

program. This includes grant overpayments resulting

from withdrawals.

• Maintain satisfactory academic progress as set forth in the

Owens Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

• Accumulate no more than 30 hours of developmental courses.

For Ohio programs (OCOG, OIG, Part-time OIG, Ohio

National Guard Tuition Assistance and War Orphans

Scholarship), the student must:

• Be a resident of Ohio (according to Ohio Law) for 12

consecutive months, except for ONG recipients.

• Be enrolled full-time (12 hours) in credit courses, except for

the part-time OIG and ONG.

• Be enrolled in a degree program.

Detailed information on determining need, eligibility

requirements and selection of aid recipients is available through

the Financial Aid Office.

Grants

No repayment required – Students who have a bachelor’s degree

are not eligible for any of the grant programs listed.

Federal Pell Grant (PELL) – A federal program for

undergraduate students. Eligibility is based on financial need as

determined by the federal government. Grant amounts range

from $400 to $4,050. A minimum of 12 credit hours is required

to receive full eligibility with pro-rated awards given to students

with less than 12 hours.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) – A financial needbased

grant for undergraduate degree-seeking Ohio residents

who meet eligibility criteria. Maximum grant amount is $2,496.

Ohio Instructional Grant (OIG) – A grant to help with tuition

costs for Ohio residents attending Ohio institutions on a fulltime

basis (12 credit hours). The grant is based on family income

and the number of dependent children in the household. Grant

amounts range from $174 to $2,190.

Part-time Ohio Instructional Grant – This grant helps with

tuition costs for Ohio residents attending Ohio institutions on

a part-time basis (1-11 credit hours). The amount awarded is

determined by the number of credit hours a student is enrolled

for and the student’s eligibility for the Ohio Instructional Grant

program (OIG).

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

(FSEOG) – A federal government supported grant for students

with exceptional financial need. The average grant amount at

Owens ranges from $300 to $600. The Financial Aid Office

determines eligibility using federal government guidelines. Funds

are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Loans

Must be repaid – Applicants, except parents applying for PLUS

loans, are required to file a Free Application For Federal Student

Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Stafford Loan – Many banks and credit unions provide

educational loans under this federal loan program. Students

must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours and meet

minimum Ability to Benefit criteria. New borrowers must

complete entrance counseling online.

Stafford loans have a variable interest rate, adjusted each July 1,

which uses the 90-day Treasury Bill rate as its base, and is capped

at 8.25%. Rates as of July 1, 2005 are 4.70% during in-school,

grace and deferment periods, and 5.30% for loans in repayment.

Repayment begins six months after graduation or when a student

becomes enrolled for less than six credit hours. Payments are

based on the amount borrowed.

Dependent students can borrow up to $2,625 for the first year

and $3,500 the second year, up to a cumulative maximum of

$23,000. Independent students can borrow up to $6,625 the

first year (up to $2,625 can be subsidized) and $7,500 the second

year (up to $3,500 can be subsidized). Independent students

can borrow a cumulative maximum of $46,000, of which no

more than $23,000 may be subsidized. Students attending

only one semester of the academic year prior to graduation will

receive a prorated loan amount. Students enrolled in certificate

programs are restricted to first year borrowing limits. Only nondevelopmental

credit hours earned can be used in determining a

student’s status as a first year or second year student. The amount

of loan funds a student can borrow during an academic year is

also based on their enrollment status as of the semester “freeze”

date. (See Enrollment section on page 41.)

Two Stafford Loan types:

• The Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan is a need-based loan

for which the interest is paid by the government while the

student is in school at least half-time. The Financial Aid Office

determines eligibility using federal government guidelines.

• The Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is a loan that does

not require financial need. However, total financial aid, which

includes the unsubsidized loan, cannot exceed the cost of

education. Unlike the subsidized Stafford loan, interest accrues

while the student is attending school and can be paid monthly

or capitalized (added to the principal) until the student leaves

school. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility using

federal government guidelines.

Federal Parent Loan (PLUS) – Parents can borrow funds to

cover educational costs for their dependent students. Students

must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours and meet

minimum Ability to Benefit criteria. Interest is adjusted

annually based on the 90-day Treasury bill rate plus 3.1%

(capped at 9%; the rate as of July 1, 2005 is 6.10%). Repayment

begins when the loan is fully disbursed, with the first payment

generally due within 60 days. There is no financial need required

to be eligible. However, the total financial aid cannot exceed the

cost of education. The applicant’s credit history will be evaluated

in determining loan eligibility. Apply online for the Plus loan at

the Loans section of the Owens Financial Aid webpage at

www.owens.edu/financial_aid.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) – This

is a state program for nursing students who, upon completion

of their education, plan to practice nursing in the state of Ohio.

The loan is based on financial need. A student may receive a

maximum of $3,000 per year, which may be renewed for a

maximum of four years or total loan balance of $12,000.

After graduation, the student may be eligible for loan forgiveness

at the rate of 20 percent per year and a maximum loan

cancellation of 100 percent. Applications are available in the

Financial Aid Office after January 1 with a deadline of June 1

for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester. Call the

Ohio Board of Regents Grants and Scholarships Office at 1-888-

833-1133 for more information. Students must complete the

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit

the results as part of the application.

Employment

Federal Work Study (FWS) – FWS is a federally-funded

program of part-time employment for students with financial

need. Work study employment of up to 20 hours a week is

available to eligible students. However, the number of hours

worked is determined by need. The Financial Aid Office

determines eligibility using federal government guidelines. The

rate of pay is $6 per hour and awards are up to $6,000. Various

employment opportunities are available, including secretarial and

clerical office work, lab assistance, library aid, childcare assistance

and maintenance. Receipt of FWS is dependent upon securing a

student worker position on or off campus. Eligible students must

also complete an employment application through the J.O.B.S.

Office. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Student Employment – Some part-time positions are available

on campus. The rate of pay is $6 per hour. Interested students

should apply for employment in the J.O.B.S. Office.

Other Employment – Many other positions also are available

off-campus. Information about these positions may be obtained

from the J.O.B.S. Office.

America Reads/America Counts Program – This program

is funded by Federal Work Study funds and was designed to

promote literacy and math competency in our nation’s young

students. Program participants work as tutors at various offcampus

sites such as Head Start, the YMCA and area elementary

schools. Participants are paid and must show eligibility for

financial aid. For more information, contact the J.O.B.S. Office.

(See page 57.)

Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available to Owens Community

College students through the Board of Trustees’ Academic

Excellence Scholarship fund, the College’s Foundation and from

outside contributors. To apply for a Board of Trustees’ Academic

Excellence Scholarship, contact your high school counselor or

Enrollment Services at Owens Community College. Applications

for the College Foundation Scholarships are available in the

Financial Aid Office. Other information on outside scholarship

opportunities is available in the Financial Aid Office and online

at www.owens.edu/financial_aid.

Owens Community College Foundation Scholarships

The Owens Community College Foundation offers a variety of

scholarships through the generosity of businesses and individuals

in the community. Applications with detailed criteria for

each scholarship are available in the College’s Financial Aid

Offices in November. Applications for scholarships awarded

for Fall Semester are due February 15. For scholarships based

on financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid

(FAFSA) must be on file in the Financial Aid Office by March 1.

Fall Scholarship award notification is made in March. Recipients

must be registered for Fall Semester classes by July 1.


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Scholarships for New and Continuing Students

Students in any Program

James A. Adams Memorial Scholarship

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Bill Buck Memorial Scholarship

Central West Area Council Scholarship

Findlay Campus SIFE Scholarship

Findlay Leadership Scholarship

Ford Scholarship

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Jones-Hamilton Co. Scholarship

National City Diamante Latino Scholarship

Owens Corning Diamante Latinio Scholarship

Private Industry Collaborative Scholarship

Scott Simpson Memorial Scholarship

Spanish American Organization Scholarship

Toledo Community Foundation – Marsh Family

Fund Scholarship

TRW Foundation Scholarship

Students in the School of Business and

Information Technology

Ameriwood Industries Annual College Scholarship

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund Diamante Latino

Scholarship

George D. Allesee Memorial Scholarship

Linda Lazelle Book Scholarship

Seeger Consulting Service Scholarship

Students in the School of Health Sciences

Little Sisters of the Poor Scholarship

President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship

Students in the School of Technology

Ameriwood Industries Annual College Scholarship

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund Diamante Latino

Scholarship

PPG/Painters Supply Scholarship

John Deere Agricultural Equipment Scholarship

Students in the School of Public Safety and

Emergency Preparedness

American Society for Industrial Security International, Toledo

Chapter, Fred C. Heck Scholarship

American Society for Industrial Security International, Toledo

Chapter, Charles W. North Scholarship

Bud Weaver Memorial Scholarship

Charles Carr Rotary Club of Maumee Scholarship

Scholarships for Continuing Students

Students in any Program

Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship

Edward and Linda Reiter Scholarship

Toledo Community Foundation – George & Luella

Shoemaker Fund

UPS Scholarship

Students in the School of Business and

Information Technology

Owens Community College Bookstore Scholarship

Owens Community College Marketing and Sales Scholarship

Students in the School of Health Sciences

Ruth L. Kelly Scholarship

John and Margaret Kurfess Scholarship

Pauline Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

Students in the School of Technology

Don Brondes Memorial Scholarship

Rich Harmon Memorial Scholarship

Mosser Construction Inc. Scholarship

Toledo Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences (Natural Sciences)

Agribusiness Scholarship

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Army ROTC Army Reserve Officer Training Corps

Scholarship (ROTC) – Army ROTC offers four, three and

two-year scholarships to eligible candidates. Each scholarship

pays for tuition and on-campus educational expenses, a flat rate

for textbooks, supplies and equipment, on top of a monthly

allowance of $150. Contact the Military Science Department at

(419) 530-2681 or (419) 530-2682.

Army ROTC: Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship

– Army ROTC offers scholarships to students who are currently

members of the Army Reserves or National Guard. The

scholarships carry absolutely no active duty obligation. Contact

the Military Science Department at (419) 530-2681 or

(419) 530-2682.

Army ROTC: Professor of Military Science Incentive

Scholarship – This two-year scholarship is awarded to students

with strong leadership qualities and outstanding academic

achievements. Academic sophomores seeking a bachelor’s degree

are eligible to apply. Contact the Military Science Department at

(419) 530-2681 or (419) 530-2682.

Caterpillar Excellence Scholarships – This four-semester

scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the Owens

Community College Caterpillar Construction Equipment

Technician Program. Award amounts vary and are based on

GPA. No application is needed. For more information, contact

Transportation Technologies, in the School of Technology,

Owens Community College, at (567) 661-7388 or

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7388.

Owens Community College Trustees’ Academic Excellence

Scholarship – This two-year scholarship award is presented

to outstanding high school graduating seniors who have

been recommended/nominated by the school principal.

Recommendation/nomination materials are sent to high school

principals in January of each year. For more information, contact

the Owens Community College Office of Enrollment Services at

(567) 661-7777or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7777.

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


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(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Veterans’ Benefits

Armed Services Programs – The United States armed services,

both active duty and reserves, have developed very attractive

programs to assist enlistees in obtaining a college education.

Students should contact their area recruiter to learn about the

numerous opportunities available.

Veterans’ Benefits – Veterans attending Owens may be eligible

to receive benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs

when pursuing most associate degree programs. Benefits are

available under the following programs:

• Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty) - For

veterans who served under active duty and contributed to

the GI Bill Fund.

• Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation – For veterans with a

service-connected disability.

• Chapter 35 Survivor and Dependent Educational Assistance

– For children and spouses of veterans whose death or disability

is service-connected.

• Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve – For

members of Selected Reserve or Ready Reserve

• Chapter 1607 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve or

Ready Reserve – For members who have been called or ordered

to Active Duty Service.

Each veterans program has individual requirements for eligibility.

Interested applicants should contact the Department of Veterans

Affairs (1-888-GIBILL-1) for details. All veterans who wish to

use veterans’ educational benefits are required to meet with the

Owens’ Veterans Representative before first using benefits.

Ohio National Guard Tuition Assistance – Students who have

enlisted, re-enlisted or extended their obligation for six years

in the Ohio National Guard are eligible to receive a grant for

tuition. Interested students should contact their local guard unit

for details and application procedures.

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship – Children, up to age 21,

of deceased or disabled war veterans may be eligible for this

scholarship, which provides payment of tuition. Applications are

available through high school guidance counselor offices and the

Ohio Board of Regents. Students must attend full-time

(12 credit hours or more).

Additional Resources

AmeriCorps – A national service program that provides tuition

assistance in exchange for community service. Interested students

should contact the AmeriCorps National Service Office at

1-800-942-2677 for more information.

Hope Scholarship Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Tax Credit,

and Student Loan Interest Deduction – The Taxpayer Relief

Act of 1997 created tax incentives for certain college expenses.

For information, consult your tax advisor or the Internal

Revenue Service.

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission – The Ohio

Rehabilitation Services Commission may provide tuition

assistance for physically and/or emotionally disabled or visually

impaired students based on individual circumstances. Lab fees

and supplies also may be provided depending on the availability

of funds. Contact your local rehabilitation office for additional

information. Rehabilitation clients are usually required to

complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

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Academic Assistance and Support

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Student Resource Center

College Hall Room 158, Toledo-area Campus

Academic Enhancement • (567) 661-7500

Room 112, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3509

Student Resource Center • (567) 661-2007

The Student Resource Center is a collaborative project between

Academic Services and Student Services designed to offer

students the resources and services that support student success

resulting in the completion of a degree and/or

certificate programs.

The services that make up the new Student Resource Center

department include: the Student Retention Program, career

education, personal tutorial services, student advocates and

tutorial software in a variety of academic disciplines. In addition,

other campus programs and services will partner with the

Student Resource Center to support student success. These

include the Writing Center, The Learning Center (Math and

Reading/Study Skills Labs), Natural Sciences Lab, International

Student Services, Enrollment Services as well as the academic

departments and faculty.

There are also General Studies Courses to assist students through

the college experience and beyond. Those courses include:

GST 110 – Career & Life Decisions assists students in the

process of making a career decision by helping students to

develop a better understanding of self and specific decisionmaking

skills. Opportunities to assess interests, skills, needs and

values through evaluative instruments and exercises are included

as well as a variety of resources for exploring career fields.

GST 115 – College Success Steps provides continued

opportunities to apply what students already know, and to learn

how to be successful. Academic and personal skills development

are emphasized. Goal setting, study skills, self-esteem, test taking,

wellness, note taking, decision-making, stress management and

time management are discussed.

GST 210 – Job Search Skills discusses basic job search

information related to letter writing, resume writing, interview

skills, employment application, telephone skills and techniques

and resources of job/company information. Long distance job

search skills, employment agencies, affirmative action concerns,

stress during the job search process and decision-making

strategies are discussed.

Tutoring

College Hall Room 158, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-2007

Room 112, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3509

Tutoring Services is a grant-funded program available to students

who qualify for additional coursework support. Qualified

Professional and Peer Tutors are available at a nominal cost

to students meeting grant eligibility requirements. Tutors

are responsible for guiding the student in understanding

and completing the coursework required, as well as fostering

independence and self-esteem.

Testing Center

College Hall Room 128B, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7547

Educational Center, Room 122, Findlay-area Campus

(567) 429-3508

The Testing Center offers Owens Community College students

and faculty a variety of services. The Center is committed to

delivering services that meet student needs, including:

COMPASS Testing – The COMPASS test is designed to

provide Enrollment Services Representatives with information

to determine the best placement into appropriate courses.

COMPASS offers placement into mathematics, reading, writing

and ESL (English as a Second Language). The COMPASS test


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scores are valid for one year. Students cannot re-test in that year

unless they have completed a learning activity that has improved

their knowledge or skills.

COMPASS Lab Policies:

• A valid picture ID is required

• No food or drink is allowed in the COMPASS Lab

• No children are allowed in the COMPASS Lab

• All pagers and cell phones must be turned off during testing

• No calculators are allowed on the math portion of COMPASS

Telecourse/Webcourse Testing – Students in Tele- and

Webcourses may take their exams and drop off their homework

in the Testing Center during normal operating hours. No

appointment is necessary unless a computer is necessary for

exam completion. Students must know their course number

and instructor’s name in order to test.

Proficiency Testing – Students who wish to prove their

proficiency in a specific course may take the proficiency exam in

the Testing Center during normal operating hours. Students

must complete an application for proficiency, which can be

obtained from the Testing Center and pay the proficiency fee in

the Bursar’s Office prior to scheduling an appointment

for testing.

Academic Make-up Testing – Students who have missed an

exam during class time may make up the exam in the Testing

Center, with instructor approval, during normal operating hours.

Instructors must complete a testing cover sheet 24 hours prior

to testing. This cover sheet provides the Testing Center with

necessary administration information. No appointment is

necessary unless a computer is necessary for exam completion.

ACT Testing – Students may take both the National and

Residual ACT exam through the Testing Center. National ACT

scores may be sent to up to five colleges and universities. The

Residual ACT scores are valid only at Owens Community

College for selective health admission. The fee for National

testing is $28 and the fee for Residual testing is $35.

Students must complete a registration packet, available in

Enrollment Services.

Distance Education Testing – The Testing Center is a National

College Testing Association (NCTA) consortium member. This

allows the Testing Center to administer exams from any college,

university or private sector organization. Proctor forms and

information is available in the Testing Center and online at

www.ncta-testing.org.

Language Placement Testing – Students registering for foreign

language courses in French, Spanish and German must complete

the WebCape Language Proficiency in the Testing Center.

Students must make an appointment for this exam.

Testing Center Policies

• A valid Owens ID is required.

• Children are not permitted in the testing rooms.

• No food or beverages are permitted in the testing rooms.

• All belongings not specified by the instructor on the exam

cover sheet must be placed in a locker, including cell

phones, purses and jackets/coats.

• Leaving the testing room is not permitted. Students must

remain seated during testing until the test is complete, unless

it is an emergency. In an emergency situation please pay close

attention to the proctor instructions. If you leave the room,

you will have completed the exam and it must be turned in to

the Testing Center staff.

• Students requiring special accommodations, such as

extensions and/or additional materials must make

arrangements with their instructor prior to testing.

• No exams will be given beyond the deadline date without

written or verbal permission from the instructor.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Veterans’ Services

College Hall Room 130, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7342

Enrollment Services, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3509

Veterans’ Services offers assistance to Veterans (Chapter 30),

National Guard and Reservists (Chapter 1606), Dependents

(Chapter 35) and Vocational Rehabilitation students (Chapter

31) while attending Owens Community College. Services

provided include applying for the Montgomery GI Bill

Educational Benefits, assisting with the admissions process,

academic advising, certifying semester hours for payment as

well as being a liaison to other departments on campus and the

Department of Veterans Affairs. Please call for an appointment.

English as a Second Language (ESL) – For students whose first

language is not English, the College offers English as a Second

Language (ESL) courses to develop skills in writing, reading,

speaking and listening as preparation for college level study

in academic English and content reading. Students are placed

in appropriate level courses as determined by proficiency tests

taken upon entrance to Owens. Each ESL course carries College

credit. However, the credits do not count toward a student’s degree

requirements. ESL prepares students for entrance into ENG 111

– Composition I. Tutoring and advising services are available to

complement the ESL courses.

Developmental Education

College Hall Room 140, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7520

Educational Center, Room 115L, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3562

The School of Arts and Sciences provides a full complement of

developmental courses for students requiring improvement in

basic academic skills area. These courses are offered through the

School’s Developmental Education Department.

Courses consist of levels of reading, writing, mathematics and

ESL with the intent of preparing students for enrollment in

degree program courses.

On the basis of the College’s assessment service that includes

computerized tests in reading, writing, mathematics and ESL,

students are placed into the appropriate writing, reading,

mathematics and/or ESL course.

Completion of prescribed developmental education courses

is required prior to enrollment in college level writing and

mathematics courses. Completion of prescribed reading courses

is required in some college level classes. See individual course

descriptions and prerequisites to verify which courses.

To supplement students in their respective courses, Owens

Community College offers a Learning Center on both

campuses where professional tutors specialize in math, reading,

comprehension, study skills and English as a Second

Language (ESL).

Honors Program

Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-2011

Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3019

Email: honorsprogram@owens.edu • visit www.owens.edu/honors/

The Owens Community College Honors Program is designed to

foster an educational environment in which students can excel to

their fullest potential. The program creates an environment where

all students who seek challenges in their coursework will benefit

from focused faculty attention and interactive collaboration.

Guided through a rich and comprehensive curriculum, students

participate in coursework that enhances their knowledge base and

independent thinking skills while preparing them to transfer to

esteemed colleges and universities. Involvement in the Honors

Program is a great opportunity for students who are already

successful in education, but are simply looking for something more.


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Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Characteristics of the Honors Program:

• Completion of the Honors curriculum or of single courses for

Honors credit.

• Opportunities for leadership development.

• Focused attention and smaller class sizes.

Benefits of the Honors Program:

• Challenging and individualized coursework

• Small, interactive classes with experienced instructors

• Campus leadership roles and eligibility for membership in a

national honor society (Phi Theta Kappa)

• Individualized academic and career advisement

• Honors designation on degree and transcript

• Recognition as Honors graduate at Commencement ceremony

and identifiable by an Owens Honors Program Medallion

• Enriching out-of-classroom activities

• Faculty mentor focused on student success

• Enhanced preparation for entering baccalaureate and advanced

programs

Eligibility for the Honors Program

To be considered eligible for the Honors Program, you must

fulfill the following requirements based on your student status:

New Students

To qualify for program admission, new students must have a 3.7

high school GPA or equivalent and, in addition, meet at least one

of the following criteria:

• Minimum ACT composite score of 27

• Minimum SAT total verbal and math score of 1100

• Compass scores meeting or exceeding 94 on Writing skills and

69 on College Algebra

Currently Enrolled Owens Students

To qualify for program admission, currently enrolled students

must have a minimum of 3.7 GPA with 12 credits completed at

Owens, and in addition, meet at least one of the criteria above.

Transfer Students

To qualify for program admission, transfer students must have a

minimum of 3.7 GPA with 12 credits completed at Owens, and in

addition, meet at least one of the criteria above.

The above criteria apply regardless of a student’s interest in the

entire program or in entering a single honors course.

Any full- or part-time student from any academic program who

meets the admission criteria may participate.

* Owens Community College is a member of the

National Collegiate Honors Council.

Library Services

Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7221

Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3088

www.owens.edu/library

The Toledo Campus Library is centrally located on campus at

the corner of Biniker Drive and West Championship Drive. The

Findlay Campus Library is conveniently situated in Room 176 of

the main classroom wing.

Both libraries support Owens Community College’s curricular

needs and maintain a collection of about 40,000 titles and more

than 400 journal subscriptions. In addition to books and journals,

the libraries maintain a large collection of audio-visual resources,

e-journals, e-books, online educational videos, and electronic

course reserves. Professional librarians are available to provide

reference services and assist users in locating materials.

Owens Community College is a member of OhioLINK, a

consortium of college and university libraries within Ohio that

are connected via a common computer network. This network

facilitates user-initiated direct exchange of library resources among

the member institutions. The network maintains a computerized

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

catalog of the member’s library holdings and provides online

access to many subject indexes.

A general orientation to the Library and its services is offered each

semester through the Communications/Humanities Department.

In addition, customized classroom or individual instruction by

the library staff is available upon request on either campus.

Audiovisual Services are available in the Libraries for faculty and

students. Services include the production of digital multimedia,

DVD/videotapes, audiotape and videotape duplication, and

presentation graphics. The Library operates in compliance with

the Copyright Laws and Regulations (Title 17, United

States Code).

Student Labs

Campus Computer Lab

College Hall Rooms 211 & 213, Audio/Visual Classroom Center

Room 152, and Bicentennial Hall Room 257,

Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7358

Educational Center Room 152, Findlay-area Campus

(567) 429-3106

The Campus Computer Lab provides computer access to all

registered Owens Community College students, faculty, staff

and alumni. There is no fee to use the labs. Computer stations

allow users to check their campus e-mail and use various software

applications, programming languages and the Internet. An Owens

Express Card ID is required.

Language Lab

College Hall Room 107, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7845

As part of the World Languages Program, the Language Lab offers

further opportunities for second language acquisition. Students

may use the Language Lab to work on listening comprehension

and speaking skills, to do research and writing or to participate

in tutoring and conversation sessions with the Lab staff. Students

will find audio and computer workstations as well as TV/VCRs

for both individual and group work. Video, audio, and printed

materials are available in ASL, Arabic, Chinese, French, German,

Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

The Learning Center

College Hall Room 156E, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7409

Educational Center Room 149, Findlay-area Campus

(567) 429-3583

The Learning Center offers Owens students free, professional

one-on-one tutoring assistance in the following areas: math,

reading comprehension, test taking strategies, reading speed,

study aids like note taking and highlighting textbooks, reading

grammar oral communications for ESL students and time

management. Hours are posted outside of the rooms.

Writing Center

College Hall Room 156D, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7351

Educational Center Room 149, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3628

The Writing Centers support the academic and job-related needs

of Owens Community College students, employees, and

members of the community. Professionally trained writing

mentors work face-to-face with patrons to assist with any part of

the writing process in any subject, including ESL. Writing

mentors have at least a master’s degree in English, composition

and rhetoric, or a closely related field. Mentors are experienced

Owens instructors who teach college composition or writing in

their disciplines.


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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

One-to-one sessions, tailored to meet patrons’ needs, provide

writers with the opportunity to hone their writing skills and

strategies. Although writing mentors do not compose, revise,

edit, or proofread work for others, they can assist writers in

developing those skills.

Computers and a variety of reference materials are available.

Patrons are invited to meet with a writing mentor, work on their

own, use computers and resources, or join the Community

Writers’ Workshop or the High School Writers’ Workshop.

All services are free-of-charge.

Math/Science Natural Sciences Learning Center

Math/Science Center Room 105, Toledo-area Campus

Educational Center Room 046, Findlay-area Campus

Owens Community College staff, instructors and faculty members

work one-on-one with students in the Natural Sciences Learning

Center. This opportunity for additional help outside the classroom

allows students to work on lab projects or research papers for a

variety of science and math classes in a supportive environment.

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

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Student Services

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Alumni Association

College Hall Room 138, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7410

The Owens Community College Alumni Association’s mission is

to engage alumni and students in programs, events and services

that energize interest, build loyalty and strengthen support of

Owens Community College. Membership is open to all Owens

Community College graduates or students that have successfully

completed any credit or non-credit course at Owens Community

College. New graduates receive a complimentary membership;

renewals are a nominal fee.

Many benefits are available to Alumni members with the use

of their Alumni Association membership card. Membership

benefits include:

• Alumni Encounters Magazine

• Membership to Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC)

• Use of Common Computer Labs and College Library

• Invitation to all Alumni Association events

• Discount on Alumni event fees

• Opportunities to serve on planning committees

• Eligible for Association leadership positions

• Ozone email account

• Job search services through the Student and Alumni

Placement Office

• Discounts on Owens Express spirit wear

• Opportunity for spouse membership and benefits

• Children eligible for Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarships

• Parking permit valid for both Campuses

• Discounts on Center for Fine and Performing Arts

performances

Go to www.owens.edu and check out how to get involved in the

Alumni Association.

Bookstore

College Hall, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7306

Room 13, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3546

Express Shop, SHAC, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7924

Textbooks, supplies, school jackets, shirts, sweaters, souvenirs,

as well as snacks and beverages are available in the College

bookstores. Special items for various technologies are also available.

What the Bookstore offers you:

• Books to purchase for classes and assistance in locating the

correct books

• Book buyback for used books

• Supplies, consumables and novelties available

Just remember, textbooks and backpacks are not permitted in

the Bookstore. Lockers are available for your convenience. The

Bookstore accepts VISA, MasterCard, DISCOVER, personal

check, cash and the Express Card.

Campus Safety and Security

Alumni Hall, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7575

Room 183, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3586

Campus Safety and Security personnel are available on a 24-

hour, seven-day per week basis on the Toledo-area and Findlayarea

Campuses. Campus Safety and Security personnel are

available to assist students with lost and found items, jump

starts, lockouts and auto services for minor mechanical failures.

Campus Safety and Security also provides an escort service seven

days a week upon request.

In support of and in compliance with the United States

Department of Education, Title II of Public Law 101-542,

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, better

knows as the Jeanne Clery act, campus crime statistics are

available by request from the Safety and Security Office or by

accessing the U.S. Department of Education Web site at

http://ope.ed.gov/security or

www.owens.edu/security/right_to_know.html.


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Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Campus Transportation

Facility Services, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7577

The Campus Area Transit System (CATS) is committed to

providing safe, efficient and economical mobility to all members

of the Owens Community College community through its NO-

FARE bus service.

CATS is comprised of three different services:

1) Park & Ride Shuttle Service

The Park & Ride shuttle bus loops between the east and west sides

of campus approximately every 10-15 minutes during the Fall and

Spring semesters. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Monday through Thursday. Park & Ride does not operate during

the summer semester. Look for the bus marked CATS or vehicle

marked “Owens Community College.”

2) Owens/TARTA Bus Service

The Owens/TARTA Bus Service connects Owens Community

College with downtown Toledo and also provides transportation

throughout the campus. The Owens/TARTA Bus Service

operates Monday through Friday during the Fall, Spring and

Summer semesters when classes are in session. Look for a TARTA

bus, CATS bus or vehicle marked “Owens Community College.”

3) Special Event Transportation

The Campus Area Transportation System can provide limited bus

service for special recruitment events and tours, field trips, athletic

events, seminars and training programs both on and off campus,

dependent upon the logistics involved.

Safety and efficiency of the Campus Transportation services

depend in part on the responsibility of conscientious riders. No

food, beverages, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, drugs or bicycles are

allowed on the vehicles. Riders are expected to show appropriate

respect for other passengers and drivers. Failure to follow any of

these regulations may result in riding privileges being revoked.

Schedules and further information regarding Campus

Transportation can be found in the Campus Transportation

brochure available throughout the campus or at

https://www.owens.edu/schedules/cats.html.

Child Care Centers

Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7404

Accredited by the National Academy

of Early Childhood Programs

Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3596

The Owens Community College Child Care Technology Labs

provide educational and child-care service for the children of

students, staff, faculty and community members. In addition,

the centers provide a lab environment where Early Childhood

Education students can observe and participate in a full service

childcare center to develop their emerging teaching skills.

The centers’ programs are designed to provide children with

opportunities to expand their understanding of their world, learn

basic skills needed to engage in continued learning and provide

for their emotional and physical well-being.

More information can be found by logging onto the Owens

website at www.owens.edu. The centers’ information can

be accessed through Student Services or call and make an

appointment for an informational tour of the center.

Disability Services

Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses • (567) 661-7007

Disability Services provides support services, information and

guidance to students with disabilities who are attending or plan

to attend Owens Community College. Services are coordinated

for individuals with various disabilities.

It is recommended that each student identify any needs at least

three weeks prior to anticipated enrollment. To determine if

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

Academic Enhancement

(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

students are eligible for services, appropriate documentation must

be provided. Documentation must be completed by a qualified

individual and provide current levels of functioning.

Disability Services offers a variety of accommodations, including

alternative test modifications, textbooks in an alternative format,

adaptive equipment and software. Other accommodations may be

implemented after consultation with staff.

In addition, Disability Services can assist students in identifying

and making contact with appropriate community agencies.

Students at both campuses should:

• Schedule an intake appointment with Disability Services.

• Provide current test records, and/or medical records verifying

disability at the time of the appointment to determine eligibility.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Health Technologies Room 207, Toledo-area Campus

(567) 661-7294

The Dental Hygiene Clinic provides preventive and limited

restorative dental services to students, staff, faculty and the general

public. Students provide dental services under the supervision of

faculty members. The clinic operates on a fee-for-service basis.

Clinic hours are scheduled four to five days per week and vary

with each semester.

Food Services

Fireside Grill, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-2556

Fall & Spring Semesters: Mon - Thur 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fri 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sat 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summer Semester: Mon - Thur 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fri Closed

Owens Community College provides a variety of food services on

the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses. The Fireside Grill

on the Toledo-area Campus features Subway, Beaner’s Coffee,

Marco’s Pizza, Toft’s Ice Cream, as well as traditional food court

offerings such as a soup and salad bar, the Angus Grill, Snack and

Go and Café International, which feature different international

cuisines each day.

Jaguar Grill, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7923

Fall & Spring Semesters: Mon - Thur 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fri 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sat Closed

Summer Semester: Mon - Thur 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fri Closed

The Jaquar Grill, also located on the Toledo-area Campus features

Marco’s Pizza, the Angus Grill and other food options.

Jaquar Grill, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 429-3089

Fall & Spring Semesters: Mon - Thu 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fri 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sat 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summer Semester: Mon - Thur 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fri, Sat Closed

The Findlay-area Campus Jaquar Grill features Marco’s Pizza, the

Angus grill, as well as a soup and salad bar, Cafe International,

gourmet coffee and Dietsch’s Ice Cream.

Vending services are available on the Toledo and Findlay-area campuses.

Housing

College Hall 130, Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 • Toledo-area Campus

Student housing is available on an off-campus basis only. The

Enrollment Services Office maintains a list of rooms, apartments

and other accommodations that will assist students in obtaining


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(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

housing. The selection and approval of housing facilities is

entirely at the option of the student and/or parent. The landlord

– not the College – will establish rules and regulations. A student

in need of housing may …

• Request a list of available housing from the Enrollment

Services Office or

• Arrange to visit, select and confirm other accommodations.

For emergency purposes, the student should register their address

and phone number in the offices of Enrollment Services and the

Office of the Registrar.

J.O.B.S. Office (Job Placement)

College Hall Room 150, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7501

Student Services, Findlay-area Campus • (567) 661-7501

The Job Opportunities Brought to Students Office (J.O.B.S.)

offers assistance to help students and alumni with their job

search, interviewing techniques, and resume and cover letter

writing. Job boards on both campuses carry job openings for

off-campus positions and are updated weekly. Students may

also view job openings on the website, https://www.owens.edu/

jobs/. On-campus positions are posted in the J.O.B.S. Office.

Students may apply for “student worker” positions on campus

by submitting a student worker application form to the J.O.B.S.

Office. Workshops are offered to address resume writing, proper

dress for interviews, and interviewing techniques.

Academic Organizations

(567) 661-2007 or call your department chair

Under the leadership of faculty advisors, academic

organizations include …

• Alpha Mu Gamma (Nu Kappa Chapter)

• Alpha Omega Pi (Phi Theta Kappa Chapter)

• Beta Xi Chi (Phi Theta Kappa Chapter)

• Bible Study Club

• Black Student Union

• Campus Crusade for Christ

• Chinese as a Foreign Language Club

Colleges Against Cancer at Owens Community College

• Epsilon Pi Tau

• Gamers United

• Health Information Technology Student Assoc. (HITSA)

• Hip-Hop Politics

• Kappa Beta Delta (Pi Chapter)

• Landscape and Turf Crew

Owens Community College Japanese Club

Owens Community College Poet’s Society: Broken Silence

Owens Community College Visual Arts Club

Owens Dance Express

Owens Environmental Club (OEC)

Owens Students Involved in Dietetics (OSID)

Owens XPRESS Winterguard

• Phi Theta Kappa - (Alpha Omega Pi Chapter)

• Psi Beta

• Rotaract Club

• Sigma Kappa Delta, (Theta Alpha Chapter)

• Ski Club

• Society of Manufacturer’s Engineering (SME)

• Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA)

• Student Association for Young Children

• Student Nurse’s Association - Findlay Campus

• Student Nurse’s Association - Toledo Campus

• Student Occupational Therapy Association

• Student Occupational Therapy Association

• Student Physical Therapist Asst. Assoc. Organization

• Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) - Toledo and Findlay

Campuses

• Surgical Technology Club

• Tau Alpha Pi

• Teacher Education Student Association

• Toastmasters

• Tomorrow’s Imagers

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Student Activities

SHAC, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-2007

Owens Community College recognizes and promotes student

involvement and student leadership. The College realizes that

much learning takes place outside of the classroom and supports

a program of well-integrated student activities and leadership.

Program offerings are developed to enhance the college experience

and to encourage students to develop leadership skills. Activities

vary from semester to semester and student input is strongly

encouraged. Here is a partial list of past events …

• Black History Month programs

• Fall Celebration

• Party by the Patio

Intramurals

SHAC, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7973

Owens Community College offers a comprehensive

intramural program …

• Basketball

• Billiards

• Bowling

• Darts

• Dodgeball

• Flag Football

• Spring Fling

• Student Government

• Golf

• Table Tennis

• Tennis

• X-box Tournament

• Volleyball

Visit www.owens.edu and explore the Campus Life/Student

Enrichment and Athletics link for the most up-to-date list of

intramurals.

Fitness Equipment

SHAC, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7975

Students, faculty and staff can now take advantage of outstanding

fitness facilities. Completed in 2000, the SHAC features an open

atmosphere food court, recreation and activities areas for personal

fitness, aerobics, weight lifting, a student gym with a running

track, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts and a performance

gym with a stage. Support facilities include locker rooms, offices

for student activities, coaching personnel, auxiliary services and

building maintenance.

Student Athlete Advising

SHAC Room 162, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7893

The Student Athlete Advisor provides academic advising,

support and study skills enhancement for student-athletes in

order to enrich their academic experience while participating

in intercollegiate athletics. Current athletic academic programs

include: academic study tables, academic progress reporting,

tutoring, specialized college success steps course and study skills,

time management and support. This service seeks to combine the

challenging aspects of completing an academic degree program

while participating in intercollegiate athletics.

Owens Express Intercollegiate Athletics

SHAC, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-7973

Owens Community College supports the intercollegiate

men’s basketball, baseball and soccer programs, and women’s

basketball, volleyball and fast-pitch softball programs and co-ed

golf. Owens also offers collegiate cheerleading and dance teams.

The College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic

Association (NJCAA) and the Ohio Community College

Athletic Conference (OCCAC).

The Owens Outlook

SHAC 156, Toledo-area Campus • (567) 661-2606

Owens Community College’s student newspaper, The Owens

Outlook, is a publication produced entirely by Owens students.

The newspaper, produced bi-monthly, allows students from

any program area to gain practical experience in writing,

photography, page design and more. Interested students can

email news@owens.edu or explore www.owens.edu/outlook for

more information.


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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

Student ID Cards

www.owens.edu/expresscard

Express Card Office, Student Health & Activities Center

(SHAC) 160, Toledo-area Campus

(567) 661-2204 • Fax (567) 661-7965

Express Card Office, CH 130, Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 • Toledo-area Campus

Express Card Office, Room 183, Findlay-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 • Fax (567) 429-3689

Every new student must obtain a photo Express Card Student ID.

This card may be used in the Bookstore, Common Computer

Labs, Library, Student Health & Activities Center, for Campus

transportation, Campus vending and other Campus services. The

Student ID card is required in the Bookstore for check cashing, at

the Library, Records Office, Bursar’s Office and the Financial Aid

Office. For more information, contact the Express Card Office on

the Toledo-area Campus at (567) 661-2204 or

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2204. On the Findlay-area Campus,

call (567) 429-3586 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3586.

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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Athletics

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BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Academic Dismissal Policy

A student is subject to academic dismissal if he or she has been

on academic probation for one semester and does not achieve

the required cumulative grade point average for the hours

attempted during the next semester in which enrolled (see

Academic Probation Policy on page 62). Academic dismissal

prohibits the student from enrolling in the College for one

semester. (Summer semester is not considered as a semester of

prohibited enrollment unless the summer semester is required

in the specific program of study). Students may be granted

readmission by completing an academic plan prior to the first

class meeting for the semester in which they plan to enroll.

(Students in the School of Health Sciences are required to

have their plan submitted and approved by the appropriate

Department Chair and the Dean of the School of Health

Sciences). The most appropriate time for students to complete

this plan and select classes is two months prior to the beginning

of the semester in which they hope to enroll. International

Students may be granted readmission by completing an

academic plan with the International Student Enrollment

Administrator prior to the first class meeting for the semester

in which they plan to enroll. (Students in the School of

Health Sciences are required to have their plan submitted

and approved by the appropriate Department Chair and the

Dean of the School of Heath Sciences). Students who change

from one program of study to another while on academic

probation will not be subject to academic dismissal provided

they achieve a 2.0 GPA each semester in their new program of

study. The 2.0 GPA required excludes developmental education

coursework.

Program Readmission/Continuation

A student who fails required courses within a major, or fails to

achieve the stipulated 2.0 GPA in courses within a technical

major must meet specific program policies for readmission or

continuation in the program. Before a student may continue

or be readmitted into the program, an academic plan must be

approved and on file. An academic plan is completed through

the Office of Academic Enhancement. Students should see

their Department Chair or Dean concerning the policy for

their program of study. (Also, see Readmission Policies and

Procedures on page 71). Findlay-area Campus students should

see the appropriate academic administrative personnel in the

instructional office.

Academic Forgiveness Policy

The Academic Forgiveness Policy is a means by which, under

certain circumstances, a student’s grade point average can be

adjusted. Specifically, if a student changes from one technology

program to another or has not been enrolled at Owens for a

number of years, the student may be eligible for application of

this policy. Academic forgiveness can be applied once. However,

once the policy is applied, it is irrevocable and cannot be

appealed (The student may not apply both policies that follow).

The student should initiate the petition for academic forgiveness.

(A form is available in the College’s Office of the Registrar and

Academic School Offices.) The program’s Department Chair

will assist the student in preparing the petition. Approval of the

School Dean will be required as part of the petitioning process.

A final decision on the petition will be given in writing to the

student within 30 days of the filing of the petition, with a

copy of the decision placed in the student’s permanent record

in the Office of the Registrar. Students planning to transfer to

other colleges and universities should be aware that receiving

institution policies may dictate that all grades earned will be

used in computing GPA for admission and other purposes. The

forgiveness policy must be applied for and completed prior

to graduation.


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Grade Point Adjustment with Program Change

Students who change from one area of study to another may

be eligible to petition to have certain grades, earned in their

earlier area of study, dropped from their grade point average

computation. (“Undecided” is not a program and cannot be

used to make a change.) A change from one major to another in

the same program does not constitute an area of study change.

A change from one Arts and Science concentration to another

does not constitute a program of study change. Students who

have changed their area of study may, upon completion of 75

percent of the coursework in the new associate degree program,

petition to have all grades and honor points in courses, which are

not applicable to their new program, removed from the calculation

of the new cumulative grade point average. The student’s

permanent record will indicate performance in all previously

attempted coursework. Courses in developmental education

are not eligible for this consideration. Excess Arts and Science

coursework hours not required for meeting program general

education requirements may be deleted at the student’s option.

Once hours are deleted from inclusion in the student’s grade

point computation, they may not be reinstated at any time in

the future. This policy does not apply to students who graduate

in one associate degree program and then enter a new program

and does not include the completion of certificates.

Grade Point Adjustment

Following Readmission to College

Many students returning to Owens Community College after

years of absence wish to make a “fresh start” upon readmission to

the College; however, poor prior academic performance or certain

types of program changes burden them. This component of the

Academic Forgiveness Policy recognizes that people’s lives change

and conditions that resulted in unsatisfactory grades may no longer

exist. The policy, therefore, is designed as a once-only opportunity

to have low grades previously earned dropped from grade point

average computation.

Students who have not enrolled at Owens for three or more

calendar years and who complete the required readmission process,

may petition to have grades deleted from grade point computation

for the following – and only the following – courses:

1. All courses where grades of D, F or FNC were earned.

2. Courses that are no longer in a program, regardless of

grade achieved.

3. Courses previously taken which are out-of-date. Students

may petition to have grades forgiven after completing a

minimum of 12 semester hours of credit, at a grade point

average of 2.0 or better, following readmission to the

College. The policy applies only to courses taken prior

to readmission and may not be applied once an Ohio

Board of Regents approved degree is given. Credit earned

previously at Owens Community College (or Owens

Technical College) for which the policy does not apply will

be carried over at time of re-entry to the College.

All courses and grades will remain on a student’s academic

transcript. However, courses dropped from grade point

computation will have the notation, “Academic Forgiveness

Applied”. Once the policy is applied, it is irrevocable and

cannot be appealed. Course credits previously earned at the

D level will be forfeited and can no longer be used to meet

degree requirements. Furthermore, students are not eligible

to complete a proficiency examination to meet the degree

requirement for forfeited courses.

The policy is applicable only to the first academic degree and,

as noted above, may not be applied following the awarding of

a degree. However, it may be applied following the awarding

of certificates, but can never include courses used to meet

certificate requirements.

Students enrolled in selective health programs must abide by

their respective program policies regarding readmission.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Academic Honors Policy

Students are eligible for semester honors at the end of a given

semester if they complete six or more credit hours in that

semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for all

credit hours completed that semester. Students are eligible for

graduation honors if they earn a cumulative grade point average

of 3.5 or above for all coursework completed up to the point at

which graduation honors are calculated. Honors are designated

according to the following classifications: 4.0 - 3.91 summa cum

laude, 3.9 - 3.8 magna cum laude, 3.79 - 3.5 cum laude.

Academic Probation Policy

Academic probation status serves as official notification that a

student is not making acceptable progress toward graduation.

Continuation of academic probation for a second semester

may result in academic dismissal. A student will be placed on

academic probation status if the student’s cumulative grade point

average falls below the established minimum as stipulated below.

GPA Hours Cumulative Grade

Attempted Point Average

10-19 1.50

20-29 1.60

30-39 1.70

40-49 1.85

50-59 1.95

60 or above 2.00

(Notification of academic probation is provided through an

official letter of notification from the College.)

Academic probation may require a student to reduce course

load, as determined by the Chair of the major area of study or

an academic advisor. Students placed on academic probation are

strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with

an academic advisor to develop a plan for resolving

academic problems.

Adding a Second Major Policy

Students may enroll in more than one program of study at the

same time, but must meet all requirements for both programs

and majors. If there are technical electives in either of the

majors, the electives must be different. That is, the courses from

one major cannot meet technical elective requirements in both

majors. Students pursuing more than one major must officially

declare their intent by completing the appropriate form in the

Office of the Registrar. This must be done prior to beginning

coursework on the second major. Owens Findlay-area Campus

students may obtain and return the form to the Office of

the Registrar.

Adding Courses Policy

A course may be added through 10-calendar days into a

semester with the approval of the advisor. Additions or late

registrations made on the 11th -15th calendar day must have the

written permission of the instructor and Dean. After the 15th

calendar day, no registrations or additions may be made. For

courses which are less than a full semester and/or start after the

beginning of the term, the add date will be adjusted accordingly.

Add/drop forms are available in the Office of the Registrar and

on the Owens website at www.owens.edu.

After the 15th calendar day, a student may change sections of a

course, if a situation occurs that is determined to be beyond the

student’s control, permission of the new instructor is achieved,

and approval of the appropriate department chair is achieved.

Age of Coursework Policy

In situations where coursework is six years old or older or where

required skills may have been lost, transfer credit will not be

accepted (see specific programs as age of coursework accepted may

vary, especially health programs). Courses submitted for acceptance

for program requirements will be subject to review and approval by


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the Department Chair. Courses reviewed that do not substantially

meet current requirements and standards will not be approved for

credit. Courses will be aged from the date of course completion.

(Also see Graduation Requirements)

Articulation Agreements with Schools

Owens Community College has established articulation

agreements with many area secondary schools. Advanced

placement credit may be given for vocational graduates who have

acquired a sufficient level of knowledge and demonstrated skills

required in a technology program. Students who are interested in

a waiver of credit through articulation should obtain information

on opportunities and requirements, as well as an application

through their high school guidance office, the College’s

Enrollment Services Office or the Office of the Registrar.

Assessment Policy

Assessment determines the level of academic, personal and social

readiness needed for a student to be successful in college. This

policy supports the process of evaluating students’ academic

skills for proper course placement. The information obtained

during the assessment process is crucial to the proper advisement

of students in course selection, in order to provide educational

experiences that strengthen and enhance current levels

of competence.

Owens Community College recognizes that some students may

enter the College with academic experiences, test results and

educational goals that exclude them from assessment testing.

The following waiver policy details the only cases for a student

assessment test waiver:

COMPASS Waiver Policy

High School/GED Recipient - ACT cut-off scores less than two

years old: Math 20, Reading 22 and English 21; SAT cut-off

scores less than two years old: Math 425 and Verbal 425; CLEP

- College Composition score of 47; English Composition score

of 650 (4/80-4/86) or a score of 540 (5/86 to present); College

Algebra-Trigonometry score of 45. Advanced Placement test

scores from high schools may waive COMPASS.

College Transfer Applicant

COMPASS - COMPASS from Owens/other college over two

years old is not accepted for waiver.

CLEP - College Composition score of 47; English Composition

score of 650 (4/80-4/86), 540 (5/86-present).

College Algebra -Trigonometry score of 45.

Transfer Credit - ENG 111 Equivalent

MTH 095 Equivalent

Documented or verbal agreement from the Record’s Office

confirming transfer eligibility required.

Proficiency - ENG 111 Equivalent

MTH 095 Equivalent

Documentation indicating successful completion of appropriate

proficiency exam must be available.

Enrichment Student

Students enrolling in courses that require math or language

proficiency must demonstrate academic readiness as outlined

above or by COMPASS waiver policy.

Mandatory Placement and Completion

All new students, full- or part-time, who plan to receive a degree

or certificate or college federal financial aid, must attend an

Assessment Information Program or meet the COMPASS waiver

policy. The COMPASS testing program is part of the enrollment

services process. It assesses reading, language usage and math.

The COMPASS assessment scores are used to advise and register

students in classes suited to their academic achievement and

skill level in an effort to help ensure their academic success.

Should the COMPASS results indicate that a student needs

Athletics

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BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

developmental courses in reading, writing or mathematics,

satisfactory completion of developmental coursework is required

before a student will be allowed to register for a college-level

composition or mathematics course.

Auditing Courses Policy

Students sometimes wish to audit a course. To audit means to

enroll for a course for some reason other than to receive a course

grade and credit. An audited course will be noted as “AU” on a

student’s transcript. For further information, contact the Office

of Enrollment Services. An audit status must be indicated on the

registration form and filed in the Office of the Registrar at the

time of registration. Auditing a course does not create a waiver

for any fee assessed. An audit must be declared by the first week

of class.

Cancelled Classes

See Withdrawal of Course from Schedule on page 72.

Catalog of Record Policy

A student’s program requirements are those found in the

program of instruction section of the College Catalog that was

current at the time of initial enrollment at Owens Community

College. If a student withdraws from the program and later reenters,

the program requirements in the Catalog current at the

time of re-entry are in effect. If a student changes programs, the

requirements in the Catalog current at the time of the change

are in effect. Since students are expected to know and follow all

current policies and procedures, every student is encouraged to

obtain a current Catalog each year. Students taking classes while

awaiting commencement into selective health programs must

abide by their program policies regarding catalog of record.

Change of Program/Major

If a student wishes to change his/her program, he/she should meet

with the appropriate Chair and/or with a representative from the

Office of Academic Enhancement to discuss the new program

selection. A Change of Major Form must be completed and can be

obtained in the Office of the Registrar on either campus.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Dishonest scholarly practices include, but are not limited to

taking, using or copying another’s work and submitting it

as one’s own, intentionally falsifying information or taking

another’s ideas with the intention of passing these ideas as one’s

own. A judgment regarding the dishonest scholarly practice

should, in most cases, be made by the individual instructor.

The basic criterion that will be used to judge the dishonest

scholarly practice is the intention of the student to enhance his/

her own position within the class by employing a dishonest or

unacceptable scholarly practice. A few examples include, but are

not limited to:

1. Work copied verbatim from an original author without

proper credit;

2. Work copied with only a few words altered from the

original without proper credit being given;

3. Answers copied from another’s test paper;

4. Evidence of a deliberate and calculated plan to engage

in a dishonest academic practice, such as gaining access to

examinations prior to the exam time or the extraction of

information regarding an examination from other students; and

5. Falsification of clinical records.


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Consequences for proven cases of dishonest scholarly practices

are as follows:

1. The first offense will result in an equivalent grade of “F”

being given for the particular test, project or paper on which the

cheating has occurred. The instructor may require the student

to demonstrate mastery of the objectives for the particular test,

project, paper, the grade will remain an “F”.

2. The second offense (two total offenses, not necessarily in one

course) will result in the student being assigned a failing grade

for the course in which the second offense occurred.

3. Any student involved in three total offenses (not necessarily

in one course) will immediately be dismissed from the College

for one full academic semester. Upon readmission, a student

who has been dismissed from the College for dishonest practices

will be immediately dismissed upon any subsequent single

offense involving a dishonest academic practice.

It is recognized by the College that the prime responsibility

for academic honesty is the individual student. However, the

instructor will endeavor to create a learning environment that

discourages cheating and encourages honest scholarship.

If a student feels that he/she has been wrongly accused, appeal

procedures exist. The penalty for a proven case of dishonest

scholarly practice will stand through appeal. If the appeal ruling

is in favor of the student, the following will apply:

1. For the first offense, the test, project or paper will be graded

on the criteria for that assignment.

2. For the second offense, the student’s grade will be evaluated

based on the criteria for the course.

3. For the third offense, the student will be reinstated to the

College without penalty.

The instructor shall report all incidents of dishonest academic

practice to the appropriate Dean and Department Chair. All

reports of incidents of dishonest academic practice shall be

maintained in the student’s permanent file in the Office of the

Registrar until the student graduates. The student will be notified

in writing by the Dean of the consequences and has the right to

appeal. The Dean shall see that appropriate action is taken and

notify the instructor and Chair of the action taken.

Course Substitution Policy

Under special circumstances, students may request the

substitution of a different course for a required course within an

academic program. Substitutions are usually initiated through

the advising process with the student’s Department Chair.

Courses considered for substitution are of similar classification

to the required course. For example, one technical course may be

substituted for another technical course or one general education

requirement for another. All general education requirements in

communications, social and behavioral sciences, and humanities

must still be met (see “General Education Competencies” on

page 11). A form requesting approval of the substitution is

required and is initiated with the Chair of the student’s major

academic program. In situations where students are requesting

the substitution of a different course for a course that was

previously attempted and failed, the grade received by the

student in the substituted course will not replace the grade in the

original course. A course substitution should not be considered

“approved” until the student receives a copy of the substitution

form with all required signatures.

Credit By Proficiency Exam

A proficiency examination is designed to measure the student’s

level of knowledge and/or skill in the content covered by a given

course or courses. Passing a proficiency examination replaces

the need for a student to actually register for and complete a

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course or courses in a program. As long as a student has met the

College’s graduation residency requirement, there is no limit

placed upon the number of credit hours a student may obtain

via proficiency examinations. The following experiences are

representative of those that may prepare a student to successfully

complete a proficiency examination:

1. The student has had extensive high school work above

the normal curriculum, which would make certain basic

courses repetitious.

2. The student has, through actual work experience, attained the

knowledge and competency of skills required in certain courses.

3. The student has taken coursework at another institution

of post-secondary education which is not transferable, but

has given him/her sufficient background to make certain

courses repetitious.

4. The student has completed coursework in an apprenticeship

or vocational program.

5. The student has completed studies in a civil or military

training program.

All students interested in taking a proficiency examination

should speak with an academic advisor prior to doing so.

The College’s academic faculty has prepared proficiency

examinations for many courses offered within their respective

departments and programs. These examinations may be

oral or written and may, in certain circumstances, require

the demonstration of laboratory skills, as well. A proficiency

examination may be attempted only one time per course. Students

enrolled in courses beyond the designated drop date(s) to add

cannot petition for proficiency exams in those courses. If a student

has completed a course by regular enrollment and received a grade

(A, B, C, D, F, I, P/NC, or F/NC), he/she is not eligible to take

a proficiency examination for that course. Moreover, a student’s

failure of the first course in a sequence forfeits their right to take

proficiency examinations for subsequent courses in the sequence.

Students also should note that locally developed and administered

proficiency tests, such as the College’s proficiency examinations,

provide credit at the local institution, but the credit may not be

transferable to other colleges.

To be eligible for proficiency examinations, a prospective

student must have completed all Enrollment Services application

steps and be eligible for registration. A picture identification is

required of all students at the time a proficiency examination is

administered. All proficiency examinations are administered by a

full-time employee of the College and must be completed within

two weeks of proficiency application date.

For more information regarding application procedures and

courses available for proficiency, please contact the Office of

Enrollment Services.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Owens Community College participates in the National CLEP

testing program for credit by examination, accepting CLEP

results. CLEP test results are accepted for course credit by Owens

Community College. Credit may be awarded for one or more

courses through CLEP scores, but at least 50 percent of a degree

program must be taken through actual coursework at Owens

Community College. A listing of CLEP tests and minimum

cut-off scores accepted by Owens is available through the Office

of the Registrar on the Toledo-area Campus.

Advanced Placement Examination (AP)

AP examinations are given to high school students who have

excelled in advanced level high school courses. The AP test

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content to warrant receiving college credit for work completed

in high school. Owens Community College does not administer

the test. Students interested in taking AP tests should speak

with their high school guidance counselor. Owens Community

College will award advanced placement credit based on

individual test results. Students wishing to have results evaluated

should inquire at the Office of the Registrar on either campus.

Credit By Transfer

Transfer credit constitutes academic credit given for courses

taken at another accredited institution of higher education. To

receive credit for a course or courses taken at another institution,

a student must submit an official copy of his/her transcript from

the institution to the Office of the Registrar. Credits accepted

are determined by the Owens Community College Office of

the Registrar with the assistance of the Department Chair. Only

those courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be considered

for transfer. The credit hours of the course or courses earned by

transfer will be recorded on the student’s transcript in the total

credit hours earned. However, transfer credit hours will not be

included in the calculation of the student’s total

cumulative GPA.

Students who have completed an Ohio Board of Regents

approved transfer module at another Ohio college or university

will be able to transfer that module in total according to the

guidelines on page 32 of this Catalog. Student who transfer to

Owens Community College must meet residency requirements

for graduation and must meet all other degree requirements.

Students may appeal for reconsideration of decisions determined

by the above policies.

Credit by Waiver Policy

Credit by waiver relinquishes the requirement of a particular

course on the basis of a student’s previous experience, however,

50% of required technical courses must have been taken at

Owens Community College through graded course credit. The

only exception to the 50% requirement occurs in the Associate of

Technical Studies degree, Type B.

Educational Experience Waiver – Educational Experience Waiver

is relinquishing the requirement of a particular course on the

basis of previous educational experience. A course offered by a

department may be waived according to the polices which have

been established by the individual department and approved

by the Chair and appropriate Dean. Coursework, that has been

waived, will be noted on the student’s permanent record by course

number and the notation “waived.” Students desiring credit by

waiver should contact the Chair of that particular program.

Work Experience Waiver – Work Experience Waiver is

relinquishing the requirements of a particular course on the basis

of previous work experience. Within each academic division it

will be determined which course may be waived. The procedure

for waiving courses will follow established College procedures.

(See Department Chair or Dean for specific procedures.) The

maximum number of credit hours that may be waived, by virtue

of work experience, is nine credit hours except in pre-approved

programs such as LPN/ADN, Associate of Technical Studies

(Type B) and Law Enforcement. When courses are waived, no

additional coursework will be required in lieu of those courses

waived. Coursework, which has been waived, will be noted in the

student’s permanent record by course number and the notation

“waived”. A fee is assessed for each course waived.

Dropping a Course Policy

A course may be dropped for academic reasons no later than

the end of the ninth week of the academic semester. A course

may be dropped for non-academic reasons after the end of the

ninth week only for a problem of serious nature over which the

student has no control. In this event, written documentation

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of the problem will be required. Approval of the request is

made by the appropriate Dean. For courses, which are less than

a full semester, the drop date will be adjusted accordingly. In

order to officially withdraw from a course or courses, a student

must follow the College’s procedures for dropping a course. If

a student does not follow these procedures, the student will be

held financially and academically responsible. Add/Drop forms

are available in the Office of the Registrar on the Toledo-area

Campus and in the Office of the Registrar on the Findlay-area

Campus, as well as in Enrollment Services on both campuses.

The form should be completed and signed by the student advisor

or Chair, Dean or by a representative in the Office of Academic

Enhancement and returned to the Office of the Registrar.

Dual Degrees and/or Majors Policy

Students are eligible to receive only one degree within a

technology or program. A student’s major or majors are listed

on the student’s transcript. If a graduate returns at a later date

and completes a second major within the same technology area

in which the student previously had received a degree, that

student will then, at the time of graduation, receive a letter of

commendation for the accomplishment, rather than receiving a

second diploma. A student completing a degree simultaneously

in another program area must meet requirements for both

degrees. (See Adding a Second Major)

Enrollment Status Policy

Enrollment status is determined by the official number of credit

hours in which a student is enrolled each semester. Enrollment status

is often used to help determine eligibility for financial aid, veterans’

benefits, company and agency funding or other purposes. Students are

responsible for knowing their enrollment status and understanding the

impact of changing credit hours by the add/drop process.

Full-Time Enrollment: 12 or more credit hours

Three-Quarter Time Enrollment: 9-10-11 credit hours

Half-Time Enrollment: 6-7-8 credit hours

Less Than Half-Time Enrollment: 5 or less credit hours

Grade Disputes and Appeals

Final grade cards are viewable on Ozone within 5 days after the last

day of each semester. Students have one semester in which to dispute/

appeal an academic grade earned (see Student Appeals Process on

page 77).

Grade Point Average Calculation

The cumulative grade point average is computed by dividing the total

number of quality points earned by the number of semester hours

attempted. For example:

Attempted Grade/Credit Hrs. Quality Points

4 x A/4 points = 16

3 x B/3 points = 9

4 x C/2 points = 8

4 x D/1 point = 4

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Grading System

The following system will be used by the faculty in evaluating

student achievement:

Quality of Grade Point

Grade Achievement

Values

A Superior 4.0

B Good 3.0

C Passing 2.0

D Poor but passing 1.0

F Failure 0.0

I Incomplete 0.0

WD Withdrawal 0.0

AU Audit of course 0.0

P/NP Passing Grade 0.0

(no effect on cumulative average)

F/NC Failing Grade 0.0

(no effect on cumulative average)

NGR No Grade Reported 0.0

PR 1 Progress 0.0

1 To be used only for MTH 090, ENG 090, ENG 091, ENG 095 and

ENG 096 (No effect on cumulative average. Indicates regular attendance and

performance above “F” level but insufficient progress for P/NP or Incomplete.

Course needs to be repeated.)

Graduation Requirements Policy

Students are eligible to become candidates for the associate

degree or be awarded certificates when they have completed the

following requirements:

• All required and elective courses in the program of study

have been completed.

• A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0

has been maintained.

• In technical programs of study leading to the Associate of

Applied Science and Associate of Applied Business degrees, a

minimum grade point average of 2.0 in technical coursework

must have been completed.

• Degree requirements must have been completed within a

six-year period. (Coursework over six years old will be subject

to review and acceptance by the Department Chair and

School Dean. Guidelines established by specific programs will

supersede the six-year time limit.)

• 20 semester hours of study within the program must have

been completed through graded course credit earned at Owens

Community College. Additionally, in technical programs of

study, 50 percent of required technical courses must have

been taken at Owens Community College through graded

course credit.

• Complete the application for graduation as described on the

following page.

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Degree Audit CAPP: Curriculum Advising and

Program Planning

In order to graduate with a degree or certificate, a student must

complete all coursework as outlined in the college catalog. A

student may generate a degree evaluation on Ozone to establish

which courses he or she has officially completed and which

courses remain. Students may access the degree evaluation by

logging into Ozone and clicking on “degree evaluation” under

the student quick links. Students may contact the Office of

Enrollment Services on either the Toledo-area or Findlay-area

campuses for questions or assistance.

Petition for Degree Completion

In order to graduate, a student is required to submit an petition

for degree completion. This petition should be submitted

the semester before the student intends to graduate. A spring

semester graduate should petition during the preceding fall

semester; a fall semester graduate should petition during the

preceding spring semester; and a summer graduate should

petition during the preceding spring semester. A petition for

degree completion may be obtained from the Office of the

Registrar on either the Toledo-area or Findlay-area campuses or

online at www.owens.edu.

A fee of $10 for the petition for degree completion should be

paid to the Bursar’s office or $20 if application is made during

the semester of graduation.

Certificate Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the

required courses in a certificate program. The student must

have maintained a grade point average of 2.0 in the certificate

program. A grade point average of 2.0 is required in the technical

courses of all technical certificate programs. At least half the

requirements for the completion of a certificate program must

be met through graded coursework at Owens Community

College. To become a candidate for a certificate, a student must

file a petition for certificate completion one semester prior to

completion of the program and submit a $5 fee. The petition for

certificate completion may be obtained from the Office of the

Registrar on either the Toledo-area or Findlay-area campuses or

online at www.owens.edu.

Incompletes

The grade of “incomplete” is granted by a course instructor to

a student who has extenuating circumstances for not taking the

final examination or meeting some other definite requirement

in the course. After a student completes the course to the

satisfaction of the instructor, the “I” grade is removed and a

grade is substituted. Unless an extension of time is granted by the

appropriate instructor, an “I” grade must be made up before the

end of the next semester or the “I” may be subject to change to a

grade of “F”.

Prerequisites and Corequisites Policy

Courses specified in this Catalog as “corequisites” are courses

that should be taken either with or prior to the course requiring

the corequisite. “Prerequisites” are course requirements that

must be met prior to the beginning of the course requiring the

prerequisite. Students are not encouraged to attempt to enroll

in a course whose co/prerequisites have not been met. However,

in specific and limited situations, a student may seek permission

to enroll in a course without having taken its co/prerequisite.

Permission must be granted by both the course instructor and

the Department Chair in which the course is offered. Students

must submit a request form, which is available in Academic

School offices. Due to accreditation standards, this procedure

may not apply to any technical courses offered by the School of

Health Sciences. Students completing a degree program will have

to complete all course requirements including co/prerequisites. If

applicable, students may take proficiency tests for co/prerequisite

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Readmission

All students desiring readmission to the College may go to

the Office of the Registrar on the Toledo-area or Findlay-area

campuses and submit an updated admission application to

reactivate their file. Those students desiring readmission after

dismissal for academic reasons, must contact the Office of

Academic Enhancement to assist in the development of a required

written academic plan (Form number ID-A#1,2/84) to resolve

the academic problem. This plan must have the approval of the

appropriate Program Chair and School Dean.

Students returning via readmission will re-enter the program

under the current Catalog. Information on readmission to selective

admission programs is found with the description of each program

on the Academic Programs listed on page 16 of this Catalog.

Registration

Currently enrolled students are given an opportunity to register

early for best class selection during advance registration each

semester. Students are notified of this procedure by mail. Owens

Community College provides continuous registration following

advance registration through the beginning of classes.

New students should contact the Enrollment Services Office

on the Toledo-area Campus or Findlay-area Campus for an

appointment. Returning students and currently enrolled students

who do not register during advance registration should contact

an Enrollment Services Representative or their program Chair to

complete the advising process prior to registration. Students are

advised to complete their registration as early as possible due to

greater availability of open class sections.

Open registration is held prior to the beginning of each semester.

Since late entrance is a hindrance to academic success, each

student is encouraged to register for classes during the regular

registration period. Students may register for classes eight class

days into the semester with approval of an advisor. This is adjusted

for less than 16-week courses. Late registration is not encouraged.

Repeating Courses Policy

The limit on the total number of times a student is permitted

to take a course is four. A withdrawl (dropping a class) is not

counted as a repeat. A student may repeat any course three times

regardless of the previous grade received. However, students

enrolled in selective health programs must abide by their

respective program policies regarding the repeating of technical

courses. Before a student will be allowed to repeat a course

for the third time, he/she must meet with a Student Services

Representative to complete an academic plan for remediation.

This plan must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate

Chair. In addition, both the staff representative and Chair will

monitor the student’s progress if allowed to take the course for

a fourth time. In addition, one full academic term must elapse

between registrations for the third and fourth repetition of

a course.

Only hours attempted and the grade earned in the repeated

course will be used in calculating the grade point average, even if

the grade earned in the repeated course is lower than the original

grade. The original course(s) and grade(s) and all repeated

course(s) and grade(s) will remain on the official transcript

of the student. A student must repeat all courses required for

graduation in which a failing grade has been received. Courses

designated as electives, but used to fulfill the graduation

requirements, also must be repeated if failed. Alternate courses

may fulfill the elective requirement; however, the original course

grade will continue to be computed in the grade point average

unless it specifically is repeated.

Any student planning to transfer to another institution should

be aware of that institution’s policies concerning repetition

of courses. Repeating courses may affect a student’s eligibility

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

for financial aid. Students on financial aid should contact the

Financial Aid Office for definitive information on requirements

and restrictions.

Transcript Requests

Transcript requests must be made at the Office of the Registrar

on the Toledo-area or Findlay-area campuses. A student will be

required to sign a release of academic records before a copy of

a transcript is released. (A request in writing will suffice as the

release.) An official transcript of a student’s record is issued only

for transferring credits to other colleges and universities and for

the information of certifying agencies and employers. An official

transcript is not issued directly to the student. However, a student

may obtain a copy of the transcript stamped “Issued to Student”.

This type of transcript is not accepted as official by other

institutions. There is no charge for a transcript. Processing usually

takes two business days for official transcripts. Student copies can

be obtained immediately during regular business hours.

Transient Students

A student who is enrolled at another institution of higher

learning may wish to take a particular course or courses at

Owens Community College for transfer back to their home

(degree granting) institution. Prior approval of the transfer

should be obtained from the home institution before enrolling

at Owens Community College. When the approved credits have

been earned, the Office of the Registrar will send the student’s

transcript to another institution only at the student’s request. For

further information, contact the Office of the Registrar on the

Toledo-area Campus.

Withdrawal from the College Policy

A student who desires to withdraw from the College during the

semester must submit a completed written withdrawal form,

obtained from the Office of the Registrar on the Toledo-area or

Findlay-area campuses, or on the Records page of the Owens

website at www.owens.edu. Failure to file the withdrawl form

will result in a grade of “F” for each course and the student will

be held financially responsible for all fees. Withdrawal from the

College for academic reasons may be requested no later than

the end of the ninth week of the semester. Withdrawal from

the College for non-academic reasons only may occur after the

ninth week only for a problem of a serious nature over which

the student has no control. In this event written documentation

of the problem causing the withdrawal will be required. Medical

withdrawal forms are available in academic division offices.

Documentation should be submitted to the appropriate Dean

of the student’s technology for review and approval. (See Refund

of Fees on page 38.) If a student withdraws from a program

and later re-enters that program, the student will re-enter the

program under the current Catalog.

College Cancellation of Course

from Schedule (Cancelled Classes)

The College makes every reasonable effort to offer courses as

announced, but it reserves the right to withdraw a course from

the schedule if it regards the enrollment to be insufficient or

if there are other significant factors present that prevents the

course from being offered. The College will notify the student

of the cancelled class via the Ozone, but it is the student’s

responsibility to replace the class on their schedule. College

advisors are available to assist students in this process.


College Policies and Procedures

Affirmative Action/Non Discrimination

The continued success of our institution depends heavily on full

and effective utilization and education of qualified individuals,

regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or

disability. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees that equal

employment and equal admission opportunity shall be afforded

all such qualified persons. Further, it is our policy to support and

abide by all legal requirements assuring non-discrimination in

employment and admission for all qualified persons without regard

to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability.

This policy is applicable to all matters related to recruitment

and admission of students and employment matters such

as recruitment, hiring, upgrading and promotion, staff

development, transferring, layoffs and recall, demotion and

termination of employment. It also applies to employee

compensation and benefits, participation in college-sponsored

education or training, tuition assistance or College recreational

programs and to all student services and activities. Further,

all curriculum and course offerings and matters pertaining

to student environment and governance will continue to be

evaluated for compliance with relevant regulations. In July 1975,

the Affirmative Action Office was created and, since that time,

official policies and procedures have been developed to ensure

compliance with relevant regulations. Inquiries concerning Title

VI, VII, Title IX, Section 504 and other matters pertaining to

any type of perceived discrimination may be referred there. The

office is associated with the Office of the President and is located

in the Human Resources Office.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on property owned or

controlled by Owens Community College.

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College Weather-Related Closings

Owens Community College contacts the following radio and

television stations when classes are cancelled due to inclement

weather or other situations.

TOLEDO RADIO

WRWK (106.5 FM) WRVF (101.5 FM)

WCWA (1230 AM) WSPD (1370 AM)

WIOT (104.7 FM) WTOD (1560 AM)

WJUC (107.3 FM) WVKS (92.5 FM)

WKKO (99.9 FM) WWWM (105.5 FM)

WLQR (1470 AM) WXKR (94.5 FM)

WPOS (102.3 FM) WYSZ (89.3 FM)

WRQN (93.5 FM)

FINDLAY RADIO

WBUK (106.3 FM) WKXA (100.5 FM)

WBVI (96.7 FM) WMRN (1490 AM)

WCKY (103.7 FM) WMRN (107 FM)

WDIF (94.3 FM) WPFX (107.7 FM)

WFIN (1330 AM) WTTF (1600 AM)

WFOB (1430 AM) WYNT (95.9 FM)

NORTHWEST OHIO TELEVISION

WLIO TV-35

WNWO TV-24

WTOL TV-11

WTVG TV-13

Communicable Disease

The College has a comprehensive communicable disease policy.

The policy is available in the Office of Human Resources

upon request.

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Concealed Carry

The state of Ohio has enacted a concealed carry law

prohibiting carrying a concealed handgun into a school

safety zone. A school safety zone consists of a school,

school building, school premises, school activity and school

bus. Under the law, an offense is within the vicinity of a

school if it is committed within the property boundary or

within 1,000 feet of the boundaries of any premises. For

more information, explore www.owens.edu/security/.

Drugs

In support of and in compliance with the Drug Free Schools

and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, please be advised

that the unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs and

alcohol by students on College property, or as part of any College

activity, is clearly prohibited. The College will impose appropriate

sanctions on students, up to and including expulsion and referral

for prosecution for violation of this standard of conduct.

Emergency Procedures

Toledo-area Campus

• Dial 7-4-1-1 on an inside line for any emergency.

• Dial 7-5-7-5 on an inside line for security assistance.

• Give the nature of the emergency.

• Give the exact location of the emergency.

Campus Security can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

by phone at (567) 661-7575.

Red direct-line emergency phones are located in various

buildings or at 9-1-1 from any line on campus or 9-1-1

from payphones. Then, contact Safety and Security at

(567) 661-7575.

Findlay-area Campus

• Dil 3-4-1-1 on an inside line for any emergency

• Dial 3-5-8-6 on an inside line for security assistance

• Give the nature of the emergency.

• Give the exact location of the emergency.

Campus Security can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

by phone at (567) 429-3586.

Red direct-line emergency phones are located in various

buildings or at 9-1-1 from any line on campus or 9-1-1

from payphones. Then, contact Safety and Security at

(567) 429-3586.

Emergency Message Procedures

Since neither the Toledo-area nor Findlay-area campuses has a

public address system, it is not possible to provide a message

service for non-emergency situations. College personnel will

attempt to deliver only verified emergency messages.

FERPA

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as

amended. All transcripts from other institutions including high

school and colleges are a part of the student’s permanent record

and will not be released back to the student. If the student needs

a copy of these transcripts, they should be ordered from the

original institution.

Harassment

Owens Community College does not and will not tolerate

harassment of our employees, applicants for employment or our

students on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin,

age or disability. The College recognizes the adverse impact of

harassment and recognizes that those who may be harassed may

personally suffer adverse effects. All employees, applicants for

employment and students are entitled to an environment free

from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. This


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policy demonstrates the College’s commitment to addressing

these concerns.

Sexual harassment is a form of illegal sex discrimination. Sexual

harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests

for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual

nature when:

1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or

implicitly a term or condition of a decision or action; or

2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is

used as the basis for decisions affecting such individual; or

3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably

interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an

intimidating, hostile or offensive teaching/learning and work

environment.

Specific examples of behavior, which may constitute sexual

harassment, include:

1. Deliberate, unsolicited sexually oriented comments

or gestures;

2. Display of offensive sexually oriented graphic materials;

3. Physical contact such as patting, pinching or frequent

brushing against another’s body; and

4. Demands for sexual favors with implied promises of

preferential treatment or threats.

Harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age or

disability also are forms of illegal discrimination. Any student

who believes he/she is being harassed:

1. Should not assume the College is aware of the problem.

2. Should confront the person and request the conduct cease

and immediately report the problem to the Department Chair.

3. If the problem is still not resolved, take the complaint

through the Student Appeals Process.

4. If any of these actions are not desirable, appropriate or

possible, file a complaint with the Affirmative Action Office in

the Office of Human Resources.

A student who files a complaint or participates in investigations

shall be protected from any form of retaliation arising out of

the filing of the complaint or participation in the investigation.

Anyone who impedes an investigation, covers up the truth or

retaliates against a complainant shall be subject to disciplinary

action up to and including dismissal.

All complaints will be investigated in a timely and responsible

manner. Confidentiality of all information obtained during the

investigation will be protected as much as possible, to the extent

the investigation is not compromised. All witnesses and those

interviewed during the investigation are expected to treat the

matter as confidential. Harassment by any person will result in

disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. If evidence

supports a finding that a charge of harassment is false, the person

responsible for bringing the false charge shall be subject to

disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120


Contact us:

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(567) 661-7500 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

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Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

academic standing, financial information

and online class registration.

https://ozone.owens.edu

Computer Help Desk

(567) 661-7120

1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7120

Lost Items

Students are encouraged to label their property for identification

(especially textbooks) and follow common sense practices

regarding that property.

Toledo-area Campus

Lost or stolen property should be reported in person to Safety

and Security. Lost and found articles are kept for 30 days. A

photo ID is required to claim lost items. Students are encouraged

to search the Safety and Security website for lost and found

information, https://www.owens.edu/security/index.html.

Findlay-area Campus

Lost or stolen property should be reported in person to Safety

and Security. Lost and found articles are kept for 30 days. A

photo ID is required to claim lost items.

Reciprocity-Monroe County Residents

The reciprocity agreement between Owens Community College

and Monroe County Community College enables Monroe

County residents to attend Owens Community College at the

in-state fee rate instead of being charged the higher out-of-state

tuition surcharge. The same applies to Ohio residents at Monroe

County Community College. All Monroe County residents

attending Owens Community College must apply for reciprocity

in order to be eligible to participate. Not all programs are eligible

for reciprocity. An application for reciprocity is available from

the Enrollment Services Office and the Office of the Registrar.

The latest list of eligible programs is maintained on the back of

the application for reciprocity. Students from Monroe County

who wish to enroll at Owens Community College in programs

that are not offered at Monroe County Community College,

will pay Ohio resident fees. The same stipulation applies to

Ohio residents enrolling at Monroe County Community

College. Applications are available in the Office of the Registrar.

Questions on reciprocity can be directed to the Enrollment

Services Office at Owens Community College, or Monroe

County residents may contact Monroe County Community

College at (734) 242-7300.

Residency Determination

The residency status of each student is determined during the

admissions process, based upon the information available to

make that particular decision. Tuition surcharges to the student

and the College’s subsidy payments are based upon that decision.

This decision is revocable, but the student must appeal through

the residency review process. Petitions and information are

available in the Office of the Registrar on the Toledo-area or

Findlay-area campuses. The process must be completed prior to

the beginning of classes for the semester being petitioned. The

definitions and rules used by all Ohio educational institutions

are contained within the document entitled Ohio Board of

Regents 3333-1-10, generically known as Rule 10. The following

is part of Section C of Rule 10: The following persons shall be

classified as residents of the State of Ohio for subsidy and tuition

surcharge purposes:

1. A dependent student, at least one of whose parents or legal

guardian has been a resident of the state of Ohio for all other

legal purposes for 12 consecutive months or more immediately

preceding the enrollment of such student in an institution of

higher education.

2. A person who has been a resident of Ohio for the purpose

of this rule for at least 12 consecutive months immediately

preceding his/her enrollment in an institution of higher

education and who is not receiving, and has not directly or

indirectly received in the preceding 12 consecutive months,

financial support from persons or entities who are not residents

of Ohio for all other legal purposes.

3. A dependent child of a parent or legal guardian, or the spouse

of a person, who, as of the first day of enrollment, has accepted

full-time, self-sustaining employment and established domicile

in the state of Ohio for reasons other than gaining the benefit of

favorable tuition rates.

4. A person who is living and is gainfully employed on a fulltime

or part-time and self-sustaining basis in Ohio and who is


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pursuing a part-time program of instruction at an institution

of higher education shall be considered a resident of Ohio for

these purposes.

5. A person who enters and currently remains upon active duty

status in the United States military service while a resident of

Ohio for all other legal purposes and his/her dependents shall

be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as

Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile.

6. A person on active duty status in the United States military

service, who is stationed and resides in Ohio, and his/her

dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for

these purposes.

7. A person, who is transferred by his employer beyond the

territorial limits of the 50 states of the United States and the

District of Columbia while a resident of Ohio for all other legal

purposes, and his/her dependents shall be considered residents

of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state

of such person’s domicile. The person also must have fulfilled

his/her tax liability to the state of Ohio for at least the tax year

preceding enrollment.

8. A person who has been employed as a migrant worker in

the state of Ohio and his/her dependents shall be considered a

resident for these purposes provided such person has worked

in Ohio at least four months during each of the three years

preceding the proposed enrollment.

Smoking and Eating

Smoking is not permitted in any of the College’s buildings, in

any college vehicles, or in any area designated as a no-smoking

area. Please comply with the signage as posted.

Eating and drinking of any beverage is not permitted in any

classroom, laboratory or the library. Smoke-less tobacco products

also are not permitted. Please help keep buildings clean by

supporting these guidelines.

Student Appeals Policy and Procedures

Owens Community College encourages informal feedback

from students at any time during their enrollment as part of the

continued attempt to provide services to meet student needs. In

spite of these efforts to serve students, there may be an occasion

when a student:

1. Disagrees with a decision or action of an Owens Community

College administrator, faculty or staff member or the

Disciplinary Hearing Committee;

2. Disagrees with a policy of the College;

3. Disagrees with implementation of a policy; or

4. Feels they have been discriminated against. (Discrimination

on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,

age, nonperformance related handicaps or parental marital status

is not lawful.)

The Student Appeals Procedure is intended to provide students,

who disagree with a decision/policy or who feel they have been

discriminated against, for any of the above reasons, a process of

appeal through a grievance procedure. (All problems involving

academic grades are excluded from the scope of responsibility for

the Appeals Committee structure. Problems involving grades are

appealed through the Council of Deans.) A copy of the student

Appeals Procedure and Grade Appeal Procedure is available,

by appointment, from the Office of the Vice President of

Student Services.

A student grade appeal must be filed no later than one semester

after the grade was issued. A grade appeal for a Spring Semester

course must be filed before the end of the ensuing Summer

Semester.

Athletics

(567) 661-7973 - Toledo-area Campus

BURSAR

(567) 661-7220 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3550 - Findlay-area Campus

Disability Services

(567) 661-7007 - Both Campuses

Enrollment Services

(567) 661-7777 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3509 - Findlay-area Campus

Financial Aid

(567) 661-7343 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3540 - Findlay-area Campus

International Student Services

(567) 661-2773 - Both Campuses

Library Services

(567) 661-7221 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3088 - Findlay-area Campus

Office of the Registrar

(567) 661-7323 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3542 - Findlay-area Campus

Safety and Security

(567) 661-7575 - Toledo-area Campus

(567) 429-3586 - Findlay-area Campus

Student resource center

(567) 661-2007 - Toledo-area Campus

Ozone

The comprehensive Internet portal for

students, faculty and staff provides users

access to e-mail services, the Blackboard

Course Management System and enables

them to access their own class schedules,

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Student Responsible Computing Policy

Students are responsible for all actions and/or functions

performed on College computers with regards to log-on

identifications, passwords and e-mail accounts. It is a violation

of College policy to share such information with others.

Unauthorized use, alteration, destruction or disclosure of Owens

Community College information or computing resources is

a computer-related crime and will be subject to disciplinary

action and/or criminal prosecution. Downloading and/or storing

information and/or materials of a pornographic, illegal or

offensive nature will not be tolerated and may result in cessation

of computer access, and/or disciplinary action and/or

criminal prosecution.

Student Disciplinary Policy and Procedures:

Student Code of Conduct

Owens Community College aspires to create a learning

environment that provides quality technical and general

education that meets the needs of its students and employers

in its service area. Students attending Owens Community

College are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that

supports the academic atmosphere of the College and respects

the rights of other students and employees. To accomplish these

goals, this code of student conduct is intended to establish

a set of guidelines that students and student organizations

should conduct themselves by. This code of conduct extends

to behaviors both on and off campus, which negatively impacts

the college or its students or staff. Students not able to meet

these expectations may be subject to disciplinary action. All

regulations, policies and procedures appear in the college catalog.

I. Definitions

1. The term “College” means Owens Community College.

2. Student – includes anyone taking credit or noncredit

courses at Owens, whether full-time or part-time, pursuing an

Associate Degree, certificate, transfer credits or taking courses

as a guest student.

3. Faculty member – refers to any person employed by Owens

to teach classes.

4. Member of the college community – includes students,

faculty, staff, administrators, or any person employed

by Owens.

5. Premises – refers to all land, buildings facilities, and other

property owned or used by Owens.

6. Disciplinary Administrator – person authorized to

determine whether a student has violated a code and to

administer sanctions or consequences of actions (as outlined

under the Disciplinary process).

7. Student Appeals Committee – any person or persons

authorized by the Disciplinary Administrator to consider

an appeal resulting from the “Disciplinary Administrator’s”

determination of a student’s violation of the student conduct

or from the imposed sanctions or consequences.

II. Disciplinary Authority

1. The Vice President of Student Services has been delegated

authority to be responsible for the administration of the

student codes of conduct. Disciplinary authority may be

delegated to other college officials as deemed appropriate by

the Vice President of Student Services.

2. Each faculty member is responsible for the conduct in

class and is authorized to take necessary steps when student

behavior disrupts the normal class setting. When behavior

is so serious as to result in expulsion from class, the faculty

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may also require the student meet with the Vice President

of Student Services to identify and set conditions for his/her

return to class.

3. Campus Security Officials have been delegated the authority

to act in the best interest of safety for the campus community

on all premises governed by Owens Community College.

Their authority includes the authority to cite a student for

violation of the student code of conduct or dismiss a student

from campus for the duration of a given day for which the

student is found participating in behaviors that present a

threat to the campus community.

III. Prohibited Conduct

A. Acts of Dishonesty

Includes, but is not limited to the following:

1. Cheating, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty

(as outlined in the Cheating and Plagiarism section of

this catalog)

2. Falsification or misrepresentation of any college document

or record by forgery or alteration.

3. Furnishing false information to any college administrator,

staff or faculty member.

B. Offenses against persons

Conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any

person that includes but is not limited to physical abuse, verbal

abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, sexual contact without

permission and coercion.

C. Offenses against property

1. The attempted theft, actual theft or the unauthorized use or

possession of university property or services, or that of persons

within the Owens community.

2. Actual or threatened destruction of university or persons’

personal property whether intentional or with reckless disregard.

D. Activities that disrupt order

Includes conduct that unreasonably interferes with the function

of classroom or college activities, whether College sponsored or

not such as engaging in violent, abusive, disruptive or disorderly

behaviors in classes or on campus.

E. Activities that disregard health and safety

Participating in actions that threaten or endanger the safety,

physical or mental health or life of any person in the campus

community whether intentional or as a result of recklessness or

gross negligence resulting from, but not limited to the following:

1. Use, possession or distribution of illegal drugs including the

use of drug related paraphernalia on college premises.

2. Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages

on college premises.

3. Use or possession of dangerous weapons or devices such

as firearms, explosives, or dangerous chemicals, on College

property, that is not authorized by the appropriate college

official or permitted by college policy.

4. Participation in riotous behavior.

F. Violation of college policies, rules or regulations

Such regulations may include, but are not limited to, the

computer policies, parking and traffic regulations, and polices

that govern student organizations.

G. Violation of Federal, State and Local laws

Such violations include when a student is charged or convicted

of an off-campus violation of a federal, state, or local law. In

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such instances, the college may proceed with disciplinary action

independent of any criminal proceeding, and may impose

sanctions for violation of the Student Code of Conduct even if

the criminal proceeding is not yet resolved or is resolved in the

student’s favor.

H. Failure to comply with College authority

Failure to comply with legitimate directives of authorized college

officials or law enforcement. This includes, but is not limited

to, failure to identify oneself when requested or violation of a

disciplinary sanction.

IV. Disciplinary Process

To maintain an environment conducive to scholastic

achievement, freedom of discussion and inquiry where all

members of the campus community feel safe, this student code

of conduct must be maintained. Violation of the student code

will result in disciplinary action. Students can expect any of the

following to result depending on the nature and severity of

the offense.

A. Disciplinary Action

Any violation of the student code of conduct that results in

continued disruption of the learning environment or that poses

a threat to the campus community will result in immediate

disciplinary action. The Vice President of Student Services,

person designated by the Vice President of Student Services,

campus security or a classroom instructor has the authority to

act according to the delegated authority outlined under section

II, Disciplinary Authority.

A student who is dismissed from the campus for the duration

of a given day, for which the student is found participating in

behaviors that present a threat to the campus community, may

not return to the campus until he or she meets with the Vice

President for Student Services or his designee. The student

will report to the Security Office where an Owens Community

College Security Officer will escort the student to the Office of

the Vice President for Student Services.

B. Formal Complaint

1. A formal complaint filed against a student suspected of

violating this Code may be filed by any person, but must be in

writing and directed to the Vice President of Student Services.

2. Complaints should be submitted within 7 to 10 calendar

days after the violation occurs, except in exigent circumstances.

3. The Vice President of Student Services or designee may

conduct an investigation into the merit of the complaint to

determine whether it can be disposed of. If it is determined

that the case has no merit and is disposed of, such findings

shall be final. If further action is required, the student will

begin the formal disciplinary process.

4. In the event that the complaint is due to a violation that

endangers or threatens or may have endangered or threatened

self, others or property within the Owens community, a

student may be dismissed from Owens involuntarily. A

preliminary investigation will be conducted to make such

a determination and a hearing will be conducted within a

reasonable period of time on the merits. In the event that a

preponderance of evidence proves the complaint to be true, the

student will be diverted from the formal disciplinary process

and receive an Involuntarily Administrative Withdrawal.

C. Formal Disciplinary Process

A student found in violation of the code of conduct will

be required to meet with the Disciplinary Administrator or

designee. Prior to meeting with the Disciplinary Administrator

or designee, the student will receive:


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1. Written notice of the complaint, including the section of

the Student Code of Conduct violated, prior to meeting with

the Disciplinary Administrator or designee.

2. Reasonable access to the evidence of the alleged violation

during the disciplinary meeting (if available).

3. An opportunity to respond to the complaint.

4. Final written notice of the determination of the Disciplinary

Administrator or designee, including any sanction(s).

D. Sanctions

The following are examples of sanctions that may be imposed

upon any student found to have violated this code, but does not

constitute an exhaustive list of potential sanctions. Unlike with

Involuntary Administrative Withdrawal, a student may appeal

any of these decisions.

1. Warning – verbal or written that if the violation is

continued or repeated, the student may be subject to

additional disciplinary action.

2. Disciplinary Probation – a written reprimand outlining

the violation a student has committed. The probation is for a

specified period during which the student is considered not to

be on good academic standing.

3. Fines – monetary charges for violation of the student codes

such as parking violations, smoking in prohibited areas, etc.

4. Restitution – compensation for loss, damage or injury.

5. Loss of Privileges – loss or denial of privileges certain

amenities, services, etc. for a specified period of time.

6. Discretionary Sanctions - work assignments in service to the

college or other miscellaneous assignments.

7. Referral to an outside agency for assistance – a student

may be referred to an outside agency to seek assistance from

a psychologist, substance abuse counselor, etc. if the Vice

President of Student Services reasonably believes the student

may need such services.

8. Suspension – will result in the student’s separation from the

college for a specified period of time.

9. Expulsion – removal of a student permanently from

the College.

E. Appeals

A student may appeal the decision rendered by the Disciplinary

Administrator and request a hearing before a Disciplinary

Hearing Committee. The only grounds for such an appeal are

prejudicial procedural error, prejudicial error as to findings of

fact, discovery of substantial new facts unavailable at the time

of the hearing, or excessive severity of the sanction. A Student

Appeals Packet that outlines the Appeal Procedures will be

provided by the Vice President of Student Services’ office.

The Disciplinary Appeals Committee consists of six (6)

members, including two faculty appointed by the Provost, one

administrator and one staff member, both appointed by the Vice

President of Human Resources, and two students appointed by

the President or Vice President of Student Government. The

administrator will serve as chairman of the committee. Four

committee members shall constitute a quorum.

The student may submit a written statement, may invite

witnesses to testify on his/her behalf, and question a witness who

appears against him/her. If the student elects not to attend the

hearing, the charges will be reviewed as scheduled on the basis of

the information available and a decision made.

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During the Disciplinary Hearing, an advisor they choose at their

expense may assist a student. The student is responsible for

presenting his or her own case and, therefore, advisors are not

permitted to speak or participate directly in any hearing before

the Disciplinary Appeals Committee.

After hearing testimony and reviewing the documents submitted,

the committee will retire to consider the evidence and render

a decision. The committee will determine if the student did

violate the Student Code of Conduct and, if so, what penalty to

impose. The decision must be the result of a majority vote of

the committee members present and voting.

Upon reaching its decision, the committee will forward its

recommendations to the Vice President for Student Services.

Upon review and acceptance of the recommendations, the

Vice President will notify the student formally, by registered

mail, of the decision, with copies to the Registrar. In the

same notification the student shall be informed of the appeal

procedure.

A student found by the panel to have violated the code has the

right to appeal in writing, within thirty days of the committee’s

decision, to the Provost. The only grounds for such an appeal

are prejudicial procedural error, prejudicial error as to findings

of fact, discovery of substantial new facts unavailable at the

time of the hearing, or excessive severity of the sanction. If

the Provost determines that the asserted grounds for appeal are

valid, the Provost may either refer the charges to a rehearing by

the committee or decide the issue based upon the committee’s

findings. The decision of the Provost is final.

Student Records and Privacy Act

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) became

effective November 19, 1974. This act provides access for

students to information about themselves, permits students to

challenge such information about themselves and limits the

release of such information about students without the student’s

explicit consent. Owens Community College has established the

following policies in response to the Family Education Rights

and Privacy Act.

Access to Student Records

A person who has obtained matriculation status at Owens

Community College is for the purpose of this section considered

to be a student with access to his/her record(s) under the

stipulations provided below. All information entered in a

student’s file is available for inspection by that student upon

presentation of appropriate College identification except in the

following specific cases:

A. Counseling Services

1. All information gathered in direct counseling services

(including documentation of counseling sessions, summary

of testing information and results, summary of screening

or diagnostic test results) will be open to students provided

it is accompanied by discussion and interpretation with a

representative in the Office of Academic Enhancement &

Counseling. Such discussion and interpretation must be within

the guidelines dictated by the Ohio Revised Code, the State

of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board and the ethical

standards of the American Counseling Association.

2. Special situations concerning release of information to

students not covered in the above will be handled as they arise

within limits set by the Ohio Revised Code, the State of Ohio

Counselor and Social Worker Board and the ethical standards of

the American Counseling Association.

B. Financial Aid Office

1. Parent-supplied financial information for a dependent

student without written consent of the parent.

2. Letters from parents regarding unusual family circumstances;

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problems that would prohibit the parents from making the

expected family contribution to the student’s educational

expenses.

3. Copies of tax returns without written consent from

the parents.

4. Confidential references or recommendations for scholarships

received from high schools, universities or colleges previously

attended or from faculty and staff at Owens Community College.

C. Student Placement

1. Letters of evaluation or references submitted prior to

November 19, 1974. These materials were provided under an

understood and stated assumption of confidentiality.

2. Letters of recommendation the student requests from faculty

for a resumé are filed with the J.O.B.S. Office and are available

for the student to review.

Subject to the exceptions stated above, a student may request,

in writing, a hearing to challenge the content of his/her records,

to ensure that the records are not inaccurate, misleading or

otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the

student. The request also may provide an opportunity for the

correction or deletion of misleading or otherwise inappropriate

data contained therein. Such a hearing will be conducted by

the Vice President for Student Services or his/her designee(s).

Information is not released from a student’s records or file to

external agencies or individuals without the express written

consent of the student except as provided by Section 438(b)(1)

of Public Law 93-380.

Disclosure of Education Records

Owens Community College will disclose information from a

student’s education records only with the written consent of the

student except:

1. To school officials who have a legitimate educational interest

in the records.

A school official is:

• A person employed by the College in an administrative,

supervisory, academic or support staff position.

• A person on the Board of Trustees.

• A person employed by or under contract to the College to

perform a special task, such as the attorney or auditor.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the

official is:

• Performing a task that is specified in his/her position

description or by a contract agreement.

• Performing a task related to a student’s education.

• Performing a task related to the discipline of a student.

• Providing a service or benefit relating to the student or

student’s family, such as health care, counseling, job placement

or financial aid.

2. To certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education,

the Comptroller General and state and local educational

authorities, in connection with certain state or federally

supported education programs.

3. In connection with a student’s request for or receipt of

financial aid, as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount

or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and

conditions of the aid.

4. If required by a state law requiring disclosure that was

adopted before November 19, 1974.

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5. To organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf

of the College.

6. To accrediting organizations to carry out their functions.

7. To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued

subpoena.

8. To appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency.

Directory Information

Owens Community College designates the following items

as Directory Information: student name, telephone number,

date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially

recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members

of athletic teams, high school and hometown of members

of athletic teams and specially recognized students, dates of

attendance, degrees and awards received. The College may

disclose any of these items without prior written consent, unless

notified in writing to the contrary by October of each academic

year. However, student names and College generated email

addresses may be used and observed by students in any course in

which they are enrolled for course participation and attendance

verification.

Upon request, Owens Community College provides student

addresses to colleges and universities with which Owens has

articulation agreements, so that partner colleges and universities

can provide admissions and transfer information to students.

Owens Community College Policy to Review

Student’s Records

A. Inspect and Review Records – Students attending Owens

Community College have the right to inspect and review official

records, files and data directly related to themselves, including

material incorporated into each student’s cumulative record

folder in accordance with the College Policy on Access to

Student Records.

1. A student may request, in writing, the opportunity to inspect

and review his/her records.

a. The request should be made to the chief administrator or

his/her designee(s) of the department in which the records are

on file.

b. A request must specify records to be inspected and

reviewed.

2. A request by a student to inspect and review his/her records

will be granted within a reasonable period of time, but such

time is not to exceed 45 days after the request has been made.

3. Records will be inspected and reviewed by the student in the

presence of the department head or his/her designee(s).

a. Records may not be changed or deleted during the process

of inspection and review.

b. The student shall be advised of his/her rights to challenge

any portion(s) of his/her school record.

c. Upon written request, the student shall be provided with

a copy of that portion(s) of his/her school record subject to

challenge.

B. Hearing to Challenge Content of Records – Students shall

have an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of

their school records to ensure that the records are not inaccurate,

misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other

rights of students. The hearing also provides an opportunity for

the correction or deletion of any such inaccurate, misleading or

otherwise inappropriate data contained therein.

1. A student may request, in writing, an opportunity for a

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a. A request should be made to the President or his/her

designee(s).

b. A request must:

• Identify in specific terms the portion(s) of the record to

be challenged.

• State the reason(s) for challenging the portion(s) of the

record so identified.

• State the remedy sought, i.e. the correction or deletion of

the information under challenge.

2. Hearing Procedures

a. The hearing will be conducted by the President or his/her

designee(s).

b. The hearing will be granted within 10 days after the request

has been made.

c. The department head or his/her designee(s) responsible for

the student record under challenge shall represent that record

in the hearing.

d. Prior to the hearing, the hearing officer shall notify the

student and the department head (that person representing

the record) of the time, place and data of the hearing and of

the specific portion(s) of the student’s school record to be

challenged in the hearing.

e. The hearing shall be limited to a consideration of that

specific portion(s) of the student’s school record being

challenged.

f. The student will have the right to be assisted by an advisor

of his/her choice.

g. The burden of sustaining the challenge rests with the student.

h. The student and the department head have the right

to present evidence and witnesses directly related to that

portion(s) of the student’s record being challenged.

i. The hearing officer shall keep a taped record of the hearing.

j. The hearing officer must provide the student with a written

notification of the disposition of the challenge including the

reason(s) for the disposition.

3. Remedies

a. The record may stand.

b. The record may be corrected.

c. The record may be deleted.

Vehicle Regulations

Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses

Registration of Vehicle(s)

Owens Community College requires identification of each motor

vehicle as being the responsibility of each student who operates

and/or parks it on property owned or controlled by College.

Parking permits are issued during the registration process,

and any time thereafter. Students on the Toledo-area campus

may purchase their permit at the Bursar’s Office and Safety

and Security Office, however, all permits must be picked up at

the Safety and Security Office. On the Findlay-area Campus,

students may obtain their permits at the Safety and Security

Office. For all semesters, Fall, Spring and Summer, there is a

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$20 registration fee for each vehicle, no matter how many credit

hours a student is enrolled.

Cost of Parking Permit

Students registered for any number of credit hours will be

assessed a $20 per semester for a parking permit.

Display of Parking Permit

Parking permits must be displayed at all times while vehicle is

on campus. Failure to properly display a parking permit is a

violation subject to penalty of $25.

Replacement of Parking Permits

Should a parking permit holder sell or otherwise dispose of

their vehicle, the parking permit must be removed. The parking

permit may be transferred to a new vehicle. If the parking permit

is left on the sold vehicle and the vehicle should subsequently

reappear on any property owned or controlled by Owens

Community College, and is found in violation of any of the

Motor Vehicle Regulations, all such infractions may be charged

to the individual to whom the permit was originally issued. If a

permit is lost or stolen, the owner of the parking permit must

immediately report it to the Safety and Security Office and

purchase a new permit.

Handicapped Parking

Owens Community College provides for handicapped parking

in convenient spaces for all major buildings. Owens’ handicap

parking permits are available to persons who have a valid Ohio

handicap placard. Proof of registration is required. Additional

spaces can and will be added if needed. Further information

about handicapped parking can be obtained at Campus Safety

and Security, located in Alumni Hall, next to Disability Services

on the Toledo-area Campus and in Room 183, across from the

Library, on the Findlay-area Campus. Handicapped parking

violators will be assessed a $250 fine.

Bicycles

Parking bicycles inside campus buildings is not permitted.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles must be registered with the Safety and Security

Office by license plate. Motorcycles constitute a motor vehicle

as defined in the Ohio Revised Code and therefore, the same

parking regulations apply as with any other motor vehicle.

Operators of motorcycles are reminded that kickstands often

push through and damage blacktop. This can cause the

motorcycle to fall over. It is recommended that something be

placed under the kickstand to prevent this from happening.

General Parking Regulations for Students,

Employees and Visitors

1. The term motor vehicle is intended to include motorcycles,

motorbikes, trucks, buses and vans, as well as automobiles or

any other vehicle required to be licensed by the State of Ohio.

2. All persons, including visitors, shall park within a single

parking space. Student parking is available in all parking areas

of the campus.

3. A motor vehicle illegally parked in a handicapped space,

handicapped access or in a reserved space, or found in violation

of any section of these motor vehicle regulations, may be

“booted”, which means a restricted device will be placed on the

vehicle so that it is immovable until payment arrangements of

fines/penalties are made with Safety and Security and the device

is removed by Safety and Security.

4. A motor vehicle improperly parked, determined to be a

traffic or safety hazard, abandoned or found in violation of any

section of these motor vehicle regulations, may be towed (at the

owner’s expense) by order of Campus Security. The owner or

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5. Parking in restricted areas (such as fire lanes, at yellow curbs,

in “no parking” areas, in drives, etc.) or parking in any area not

specifically designated for parking, constitutes a violation and is

subject to penalty.

6. No one may park in a driveway or entrance to a parking area

even though his/her vehicle is not entirely blocking the entrance

or driveway. If a vehicle is parked or blocking entrances or

driveways, it will be subject to fines. All such driveways and

entrances are fire lanes.

7. Unauthorized vehicles cannot be parked in any parking space

or area specifically designated by a RESERVED sign at any time.

8. Parking in designated handicapped spaces is restricted to

individuals with temporary Owens handicapped permits or

those with state permanent handicapped permits or plates. All

permits are to be placed on the rear-view mirror of the vehicle.

9. Parking on grass or ground areas, even though adjacent to

legal parking areas, is illegal.

10. Vehicles are not allowed in areas or spaces closed by the use

of barricades or other traffic control devices.

11. All motor vehicles parked or operated on any Collegeowned

or controlled property shall display the number of

license plates issued by the state of Ohio, another state or

a dually authorized governmental agency for the current

registration period. Such plates must be issued to the vehicle

displayed thereon and be properly mounted as required by

law. Vehicles with expired registration (plates) may be towed at

owner’s expense.

12. Falsification of information provided at the time of

registration constitutes a violation and the registrant is subject

to penalty.

13. If, for any reason, a permit-holder brings a second or

subsequent vehicle to campus, a new permit will be issued by

the Bursar’s Office at a cost of $2 per additional parking permit.

If another vehicle is to be used for only a short time, temporary

parking permits are available and may be obtained from the

Safety and Security Office. These permits must be displayed at

all times. For individuals having a temporary disability, shortterm

handicapped passes may be obtained from Safety and

Security, located in Alumni Hall, next to Disability Services on

the Toledo-area Campus, or in Room 183 next to the Library,

on the Findlay-area Campus.

14. The responsibility of finding a legal parking space rests with

the vehicle operator. Lack of space is not considered a valid

excuse for violation of these regulations. Overnight parking

in any College lots must be reported to Campus Safety and

Security.

15. Parking meters have a two-hour limit and accept quarters,

dimes and nickels. Some meters accept tokens only and are

labeled as such. Meters are mounted and strictly enforced

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. There is a

$20 fine if the two-hour parking limit is exceeded. For more

information, visit www.owens.edu.

Additional Motor Vehicle Regulations

1. In the absence of a specific College traffic regulation, all

provisions of the Ohio Revised Code (relative to any traffic

matter) shall be in full force and effect on all College-owned or

controlled property and shall be enforced at all times.

2. On the Toledo- and Findlay-area campuses, the speed limit in

parking lots is 10 miles per hour. All individuals shall operate

motor vehicles on the streets of the campus within posted speed

limits and with due regard for the traffic, surface and width

of the street, and for any other conditions then existing. No

person shall drive any motor vehicle at a greater speed than will

permit him/her to bring it to a stop within the assured clear

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distance ahead.

3. It shall be the duty of the operator of any vehicle to yield

the right-of-way to a pedestrian walking on any street of the

College’s campus.

4. All College streets and driveways, designated by a sign for

use by maintenance, service and emergency vehicles only, are

limited to this particular type of traffic at all times and no other

vehicles shall be permitted to use these streets and driveways.

In cases where the only access to a loading zone is a restricted

street or driveway, vehicles other than maintenance, service, and

emergency will be permitted to use those streets and driveways

only for the express purpose of loading and unloading.

5. It shall be unlawful to disobey the directions of any traffic

sign, signal or control device lawfully placed on any Collegeowned

or controlled street, drive or parking lot, unless

otherwise directed by a Campus Security officer.

6. Motor vehicle accidents occurring on the College’s campus

must be reported to the Safety and Security Office regardless

of the extent of damage. Report accidents to the Safety and

Security Office.

Traffic Regulations for Findlay-area Campus

The speed limit on campus is 10 mph. Restricted and reserved

parking areas are marked. Parking in these areas is generally

prohibited. The responsibility of finding a legal parking space

rests with the vehicle operator. Lack of space is not considered

a valid excuse for violation of these regulations. Overnight

parking in the Owens Findlay-area Campus lot must be

reported to

Campus Safety and Security.

Traffic Violations and Fines

Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses

Violation

Fine

1. Illegally parked in handicapped space $250

(SUBJECT TO TOW)

2. Improper display of handicap permit $25

3. Failure to register vehicle or display parking permit $25

4. Parked in front of drive or delivery area $20

5. Parked or driving on grass or landscaped area $20

6. Parked or driving on sidewalk $20

7. Parked in a crosswalk or curb set $20

8. Parked outside lines or double parked $20

9. Failure to obey limits of temporary college permits $20

10. Display of unauthorized parking sticker or permit $20

11. Failure to observe posted parking restrictions $20

12. Parking Meter $20

13. Other $20

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PARKING TIPS:

• An Owens parking permit does not

guarantee a parking space; it does allow

you to park legally on campus, in accordance with

parking regulations for students and staff.

• Peak demand for parking spaces in campus lots is

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and

5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your class.

• Become familiar with all of the available parking lots,

as detailed on the campus maps.

• On the Toledo-area campus, it is a 5-minute walk

from the parking lots located on the east side of campus,

surrounding the Galleria Complex, to the center of

the west side of campus, near College Hall.

• Also on the Toledo-area campus, use the free, on

campus, Campus Area Transit System (CATS) service,

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. The

Park & Ride shuttle stops at 12 locations between the

west and east sides of campus. It follows a continuous

loop, taking about 10-15 minutes to complete,

dependant on traffic. Look for the CATS signage on

campus. This service is only available during the Fall

and Spring semesters. More information on this

service is online at www.owens.edu/schedules/cats.html.

• Try to take care of your non-class school business

needs during non-peak times. We encourage you to

use our online services to register and pay tuition

and fees.

• Over 90 parking meters have been installed

throughout the Toledo-area Campus and 15 on the

Findlay-area Campus for use in designated spaces in

parking lots serving College Hall, Administration

Hall, Bicentennial Hall, Health Technologies,

Alumni Hall and the Transportation Technologies

Building. Meters have a two hour maximum and

cost is .25 cents per hour. Meters accept quarters,

nickles and dimes as well as tokens. Some meters

may be designated for use only by visitors

and/or employees.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Arts Degree

Associate of Science Degree

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School of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts_____________________ 92

Liberal Arts General Concentration_____ 93

African-American Studies Transfer_ ____ 96

Canadian Studies Transfer____________ 97

Communications Arts Transfer________ 98

Creative Writing Transfer_ ____________ 99

English Transfer____________________ 100

Gender Studies _ ___________________ 95

History Transfer____________________ 101

Social Work _______________________ 95

Sociology_ ________________________ 95

World Languages Studies Transfer_ ____ 102

Fine and Performing Arts_ ______ 104

Commercial Art Transfer_____________ 105

Commercial Art Technology_ _________ 106

Commercial Art Technology

Certificate_______________________ 107

Fine Art Transfer____________________ 108

Music Performance Transfer__________ 109

Pre-Photography Transfer_ ___________ 110

Pre-Theatre Transfer_________________ 111

Natural Sciences________________ 113

Agribusiness Management Technology 114

Landscape and Turfgrass

Management Program____________ 115

Science and Mathematics________ 117

General Concentration______________ 118

Biology_ __________________________ 120

Chemistry_________________________ 120

Mathematics ______________________ 120

Pre-Biotechnology__________________ 121

Pre-Business Administration __________ 122

Pre-Professional Engineering _ ________ 123

Psychology________________________ 120

Teacher Education_ _____________ 124

Teacher Education (Transfer Programs)

Adolescence Education ______________ 127

Early Childhood Education ___________ 125

Middle Childhood Education _ ________ 126

Multi-Age Education_ _______________ 128

Early Childhood Education

Technology_____________________129, 132

Educational Paraprofessional Major_ ___ 129, 133

Early Childhood Center Director’s

Certificate_______________________ 134

Early Childhood Social Work

Certificate_______________________ 134


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School of Arts and Sciences

School of

a rts and

s c i e n c e s

The School of Arts and Sciences offers transfer associate degree programs in

conjunction with area four-year colleges and universities. Students can choose

a general concentration or a more specialized area, such as English, history or

biology. Courses taken at Owens Community College parallel the freshman

and sophomore courses normally found at a four-year college or university. In

addition, the School of Arts and Sciences complements the College’s technical

curricula with courses that build the General Education competencies that

prepare students for an ever-changing world, mathematics, writing, oral

communications, library skills, critical thinking, ethics and

diversity awareness.

TOledo-area Campus

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FINDLAY-AREA CAMPUS

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School of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts, including the humanities,

social sciences, fine and performing arts

and world languages, provides a basis in

exposure and perspective that serves well

for further study in any discipline.


Associate of Arts Degree


School of Arts and Sciences

TraNsFer prOGram

deGree OFFered: associate of arts

Campus OFFered: Toledo and Findlay

CredITs reQuIred: 64-69

Liberal Arts General Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare students

for transfer to a four-year college or university and is

the equivalent of the freshman and sophomore years

of a Bachelor of Arts Degree program. For students

who do not have a decided interest in one field of

study, the concentration provides a broad knowledge

of liberal arts in general. Liberal arts elective courses

give the student the flexibility to choose from a

number of transferable courses.

NOTE:

Please see elective information on

the following page.

NOTE:

Although ENG 111/112 are required, students needing

or desiring additional communications electives may

choose from the following courses: ENG 120, 130, 235,

JRN 150, 151, SPE 100, 101, 102, 200, 210, 220, 230.

Required Courses

1st Semester

IST 131 Microcomputer Concepts and Apps 4 lec 4 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech Elective 3 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

2nd Semester

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

______ Science Elective 4,B 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

MTH__ Mathematics Elective 5 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

16-19 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 4, B 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

_______ World Language Elective 6, A 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 3 lec 3 credits

16-18 credits

4th Semester

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ World Language Elective 6 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

mINImum Gpa reQuIred: 2.0

Career INTeresTs:

students pursuing this degree may

have an interest in communications,

economics, english, world languages,

geography, history, journalism,

philosophy, political science, pre-law,

sociology, social work or speech.

TraNsFer INFOrmaTION:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. meet with an

enrollment services representative for

more information.

prereQuIsITes

all students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. prerequisites can be

found in the Course descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


School of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts General: Elective Information

Elective selections may be made from any courses listed under areas 1-6 on this page of the

catalog. Where a transfer college requires a course in cultural diversity or multiculturalism, it is

recommended that students take ENG 215 or SOC 220. Either course may fulfill one Liberal

Arts elective. ENG 215 also fulfills an Arts and Humanities elective and SOC 220 fulfills a Social

and Behavioral Sciences elective.

Developmental courses, dependent on student assessment, must be taken prior to enrollment in

college credit courses in communication, teacher education and mathematics.

1 Arts and Humanities electives include the following courses (selection must be from at least

two different fields):

AfricAn-AmericAn StudieS - AAS 101,120

Art - ART 101, 105, 106, 107, 201, 202, 203, 204, 210, 290

DANCE - DAN 105

engliSh - ENG 200, 201, 210, 212, 215, 220, 225, 230, 231, 232, 234, 240, 251,

252, 255, 260, 266, 267, 280, 290

hiStory - HIS 101, 102, 151, 152, 201, 202, 205, 210,

220, 250, 270, 290

humAnitieS - HUM 100, 105, 200, 245, 250, 275, 290

muSic - MUS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 201, 202, 290

PhiloSoPhy - PHL 101, 102, 290

PhotogrAPhy - PHO 202, 290

NOTE:

PoPulAr culture - PPC 200, 290

Bolded courses selections

SPeech - SPE 100, 101, 110, 200, 220, 230, 290

indicate Ohio Transfer

theAtre - THE 100, 261

Module Courses (See

World lAnguAge - ARB 111,112, 211, 212, 290; ASL

Page 32).

111, 112, 130, 211, 212, 290; CHN 111, 112, 211, 212,

290; FRE 111, 112, 211, 212, 290; GER 111, 112, 211,

212, 290; JPN 111, 112, 211, 212, 290; RUS 111, 112, 211,

212, 290; SPA 100, 111, 112, 211, 212, 290

2 Social and Behavioral Sciences electives include the following courses (selection must be from

at least two different fields):

AfricAn-AmericAn StudieS - AAS 110

cAnAdiAn StudieS - CND 101, 201

economicS - ECO 100, 111, 201, 202, 290

geogrAPhy - GPH 106, 108, 290

goVernment - GOV 100, 111, 205, 207, 290

PSychology - PSY 101, 111, 200, 205, 210, 215, 217, 220, 230, 260, 270, 280, 290

Sociology - SOC 101, 120, 201, 210, 220, 240, 241, 250, 260, 270, 280, 290

SociAl Work - SWK 201

3 Students choose one of the following courses: SPE 100, 101, 102 or 210. Students should

check with the transfer institution concerning the speech/communication requirement.

4 Students select two courses, one of which must include a laboratory component from:

biology - BIO 201, 202, 205, 211, 212, 213, 231

chemiStry - CHM 121, 122, 201, 202

geology - GEO 111

PhySicS - PHY 115, 201, 202, 221, 222

Zoology - ZOO 206

Non-Lab Science Elective courses, select from:

AgribuSineSS - AGB 101, 102

AStronomy - AST 101

biology -BIO 203, 239

climAte And WeAther - CLW 105

5 Students choose one of the following courses: MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130,

or MTH 131.

6 Students may choose a two-course sequence A from any of the following two-course sequences:

World lAnguAgeS - ASL 111, 112, 211, 212; ARB 111, 112, 211, 212; CHN 111, 112,

211, 212; FRE 111, 112, 211, 212; GER 111, 112, 211, 212; JPN 111, 112, 211, 212;

RUS 111, 112, 211, 212; SPA 111, 112, 211, 212.

A Placement in some language classes will be determined by a required exam.

Students may choose to take a class one level lower than determined by

the exam.

B Certain transfer institutions may require one semester of one science and a

second semester of a different science.


Gender Studies

This concentration is designed for students with a specific

interest in the history and status of women in society, for

students planning to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program

in women’s studies, or for students planning to transfer into a

bachelor’s degree program in related fields such as psychology,

social service, sociology or education.

Male and female students benefit from the program’s emphasis

on critical thinking and its cross-disciplinary integration of

information from the social sciences and humanities. To fulfill

this concentration, students must complete all the requirements

as specified under the Liberal Arts General Concentration (A.A.

Degree) on page 93. The 12 hours of liberal arts electives must

be selected from the following course choices:

• English 225, Women in Literature

• History 270, History of Women in America

• Humanities 250, Leadership Development

• Mathematics 200, Women in Mathematics

• Psychology 270, Psychology of Women

• Sociology 250, Cultural Anthropology

• Sociology 270, Women and Work

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School of Arts and Sciences

Social Work

This concentration is for students planning to transfer to a fouryear

college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social

work. To fulfill this concentration, students must complete all

the requirements as specified under the Liberal Arts General

Concentration (A.A. Degree) on page 93 with the following

exceptions:

For the 12 credits under Social and Behavioral Sciences, students

must elect SOC 101, Sociology; SOC 220, Multicultural

Diversity in the United States; ECO 202, Macroeconomics and

PSY 101, General Psychology. It is recomended that Sociology

101 be taken in a student’s first semester of attendance and

Psychology 101 in the second semester.

For the 8 credits under World Language, students must elect a

sequence in Spanish appropriate to their background in Spanish

or American Sign Language I and II.

For the 12 credits under Liberal Arts Electives, students must

elect SWK 201, Introduction to Social Work; SWK 220,

Social Welfare Institutions and SWK 250, Interview and

Documentation and PSY 260, Life Span Psychology.

Students also must take SWK 298, Social Work Practicum after

completing a minimum of 30 credit hours, including SWK 201,

220 and 250.

Transfer Programs

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 64-69

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

Sociology

This concentration is for students pursuing an interest in

sociology with possible future study in fields such as education,

social work, counseling, law, public administration or school or

college student personnel. To fulfill this concentration, students

must complete all the requirements as specified under the Liberal

Arts General Concentration (A.A. Degree) on page 93. However,

for the 12 liberal arts electives allowed, students should select

from courses in sociology.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


TraNsFer prOGram

deGree OFFered: associate of arts

Campus OFFered: Toledo and Findlay

CredITs reQuIred: 64-69


School of Arts and Sciences

African-American Studies Transfer

eleCTIves:

While certain courses are specified,

students also may choose courses in

the Natural sciences, the social and

Behavioral sciences, and the arts and

Humanities.

TraNsFer INFOrmaTION:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. meet with an

enrollment services representative for

more information.

prereQuIsITes

all students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. prerequisites can be

found in the Course descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.

This concentration is for students interested in

the accomplishments, culture and historical and

contemporary issues of people of African descent.

Emphasis is placed on the impact of Americans of

African heritage on the United States.

NOTE:

All students may benefit from the interdisciplinary

nature of this concentration, as well as from the

leadership skills provided through HUM 250,

“Leadership Development.”

1 Select from: MTH 108, 110, 130, 131

2 Elective choices are indicated under the Associate of Arts

Degree on page 94.

3 Select from: SPE 100, 101, 102, 210

4 Must include one course with a laboratory component.

5 The Liberal Arts elective may be any course chosen from the

listing under the Associate of Arts Degree on page 94.

Required Courses

1st Semester

AAS 101 African-American History 3 lec 3 credits

IST 131 Microcomputing Concepts and Apps 4 lec 4 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

MTH ___ Math Elective 1 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

________ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 2 3 lec

3 credits

17-18 credits

2nd Semester

AAS 110 African-American Psychology 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity in the U.S. 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ____ Speech Elective 3 3 lec 3 credits

________ Arts and Humanities Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

15 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

AAS 120 Intro to African-American Culture 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 215 American Multicultural Literature 3 lec 3 credits

_______ World Language Elective 2 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 4 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

16-18 credits

4th Semester

HUM 250 Leadership Development 3 lec 3 credits

_______ World Language Elective 2 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 5 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 4 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

16-18 credits


Canadian Studies Transfer

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School of Arts and Sciences

Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 64-69

This concentration provides students with an

understanding of past and contemporary

Canadian history, geography, economics, arts,

government and literature. Special emphasis is given

to relationships between Canada and the United

States, particularly on matters of international trade,

business and the environment.

1 Specific level of French to be determined by placement test.

2 Select from: MTH 108, 110, 130, 131

3 Must include one class with a laboratory component.

4 Elective choices are indicated under the Associate of Arts

Degree on page 94.

5 Select from SPE 100, 101, 102, 210.

Required Courses

1st Semester

CND 101 Introduction to Canadian Studies 3 lec 3 credits

ECO 201 Microeconomics 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

FRE___ French 1 4 lec 4 credits

HIS 201 American History I 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

2nd Semester

IST 131 Microcomputer Concepts and Apps 4 lec 4 credits

ECO 202 Macroeconomics 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

FRE___ French 1 4 lec 4 credits

HIS 202 American History II 3 lec 3 credits

17 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

BUS 101 Contemporary Business 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

MTH ___ Math Elective 2 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

CND 201 Culture of Canada 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 3 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

16-19 credits

4th Semester

BUS 260 International Business 3 lec 3 credits

GPH 108 Geography of the Americas 3 lec 3 credits

GOV 207 Contemporary Global Issues 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech Elective 5 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 3 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

15-17 credits

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 64-69

98

School of Arts and Sciences

Communication Arts Transfer

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

Potential Careers:

Students interested in working in

journalism, public relations, advertising,

law or a related field should follow this

program of study.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.

This concentration prepares students for transfer

to a four-year college or university to pursue

a bachelor’s degree in a communicationsrelated

field of their choice. Students with this

background also may pursue bachelor’s degrees

leading to employment in the following areas: law,

education, foreign services, government services,

public relations, advertising, broadcast and print

journalism, technical writing and business.

1 Elective choices are indicated under the Associate

of Arts Degree, General Concentration on page 94.

Science Electives must include one course with a

laboratory component.

2 Select from: SPE 100, 101, 102, 210.

3 Select from: ECO 201, ECO 202, PSY 101, PSY 215

or SOC 101.

4 Select from: JRN 150, JRN 151, JRN 202, JRN 220,

JRN 240, SPE 102*, SPE 110, SPE 200, SPE 210*,

SPE 220 or SPE 230.

5 Select from: MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130 or

MTH 131.

*May not be counted as both the Speech Elective and a

Communications Arts Elective.

Required Courses

1st Semester

IST 131 Microcomputer Concepts and Apps 4 lec 4 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

GOV 111 American Government 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

2nd Semester

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

MTH___ Mathematics Elective 5 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 1 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

16-19 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity in the U.S. 3 lec 3 credits

_______ World Language Elective 1 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Science Elective 1 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

_______ Communication Arts Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Communication Arts Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

16-18 credits

4th Semester

_______ World Language Elective 1 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Communication Arts Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Communication Arts Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits


Creative Writing Transfer

99

School of Arts and Sciences

Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 65-70

This concentration prepares students for transfer to a

four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s

degree in English, Creative Writing or other related

field. Students with this background also may pursue

bachelor’s degrees leading to employment in the

following areas: education, government services, public

relations, advertising or publishing

1 Elective choices are indicated under the Liberal Arts Electives,

General Concentration on page 94. Science Electives must

include one course with a laboratory component.

2 Select from: SPE 100, 101, 102, or 210.

3 Select from: ART 101,105; MUS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105,

or 106 .

4 Select from: MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130 or MTH 131.

5 Select from: ENG 201, 210, 212, 220, 225, 240, 251, 252

255, 260, 266, 267 or 280.

Required Courses

1st Semester

IST 131 Microcomputer Concepts and Apps 4 lec 4 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Music or Art Elective 3 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

2nd Semester

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 215 American Multicultural Literature 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 1 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

MTH___ Mathematics Elective 4 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

16-19 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

_______ Science Elective 1 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

_______ World Language Elective 1 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 230 Beginning Creative Writing 3 lec 3 credits

ENG ___ Literature Elective 5 3 lec 3 credits

16-18 credits

4th Semester

_______ World Language Elective 1 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 231 Poetry Workshop

or

ENG 232 Fiction Workshop

or

ENG 234 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 233 Publishing and Portfolio Production 1 lec 1 credit

ENG___ Literature Elective 5 3 lec 3 credits

17 credits

Potential Careers:

Students interested in working in

journalism, public and private education,

higher education, public relations,

advertising, or writing as a vocation

should follow this program of study.

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 64-69

100

School of Arts and Sciences

English Transfer

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.

This concentration prepares students for transfer to a

four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s

degree in English or other related fields. Students

with this background also may pursue bachelor’s

degrees leading to employment in the following areas:

education, government services, publishing,

law, or business.

1 Elective choices are indicated under Liberal Arts

Electives, General Concentration on page 94. Science

Electives must include one course with a laboratory

component.

2 Select from: SPE 100, 101, 102, or 210.

3 Select from: ENG 212, any history, HUM 200, or

PHL 101.

4 Select from: MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130 or

MTH 131.

5 Select from: ENG 201, 210, 212, 215, 220, 225, 240,

251, 252, 255, 260, 266, 267 or 280.

Required Courses

1st Semester

IST 131 Microcomputer Concepts and Apps 4 lec 4 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

2nd Semester

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 3 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 1 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

MTH___ Mathematics Elective 4 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

16-19 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

_______ Science Elective 1 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

_______ World Language Elective 1 4 lec 4 credits

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity in the US 3 lec 3 credits

ENG ___ Literature Elective 5 3 lec 3 credits

ENG ___ Literature Elective 5 3 lec 3 credits

16-18 credits

4th Semester

_______ World Language Elective 1 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

ENG___ Literature Elective 5 3 lec 3 credits

ENG ___ Literature Elective 5 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits


History Transfer

101

School of Arts and Sciences

Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 64-69

This concentration prepares students for transfer to a

four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s

degree in history or other related fields. Students

with this background may also pursue bachelor’s

degrees leading to employment in the following areas:

education, government services, international relations,

law, or business.

1 Elective choices are indicated under the Liberal Arts Electives,

General Concentration on page 94. Science Electives must

include one course with a laboratory component.

2 Select from: SPE 100, 101, 102, or 210.

3 Select from: MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130 or MTH 131

4 Select from: AAS 101, GOV 111, GOV 207; HIS 101, 102,

151, 152, 201, 202, 205, 210, 220, 250, or 270 .

Required Courses

1st Semester

IST 131 Microcomputer Concepts and Apps 4 lec 4 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

2nd Semester

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity in the US 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 1 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

MTH___ Mathematics Elective 3 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

16-19 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

_______ Science Elective 1 4-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

_______ World Language Elective 1 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

16-18 credits

4th Semester

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ World Language Elective 1 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Liberal Arts Elective 4 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


TraNsFer prOGram

deGree OFFered: associate of arts

Campus OFFered: Toledo and Findlay

CredITs reQuIred: 68-72

0

School of Arts and Sciences

World Language Studies Transfer

summer prOGram:

an optional summer enrichment

program involving study abroad can be

arranged to substitute for an upcoming

or previous semester’s language

requirement.

TraNsFer INFOrmaTION:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. meet with an

enrollment services representative for

more information.

prereQuIsITes

all students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. prerequisites can be

found in the Course descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.

This concentration is designed for students

interested in learning how to communicate both

linguistically and culturally with non-English speakers

in the United States and around the world. The

concentration prepares students for transfer to a fouryear

college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree

in a language of their choice. Students may choose

any two languages they like; one primary language

to be taken all four semesters and one secondary

language to be taken for two semesters. Students with

this background also may pursue bachelor’s degrees

leading to employment in education, foreign services,

government services, international relations

and business.

NOTE:

Please see elective information on

the following page.

Required Courses

1st Semester

IST 131 Microcomputer Concepts and Apps 4 lec 4 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

SOC 101 Sociology 3 lec 3 credits

___ 111 Language I 1,3 4 lec 4 credits

SPE ___ Speech Elective 10 3 lec 3 credits

17 credits

2nd Semester

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

MTH___ Mathematics Elective 9 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 2 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

___ 112 Language II 1 4 lec 4 credits

17-19 credits

Optional Summer Enrichment 6

______ Study Abroad 4 lec 4 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity in the US 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 2 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

____ 211 Intermediate Language I 7 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Second Language Elective 5 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 8 3 lec 3 credits

17-19 credits

4th Semester

___ 212 Intermediate Language II 4 lec 4 credits

_______ International Perspective 4 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Second Language elective 5 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 8 3 lec 3 credits

17 credits


103

School of Arts and Sciences

World Language Studies - Information

1. Students may test out of Language I and II

2. Elective choices are indicated under the Liberal Arts Electives, General Concentration on

page 94. Science Electives must include one course with a laboratory component.

3. Students placing at the Language 112 level of the primary language in the first semester

should choose an intermediate language Special Topics course in the fourth semester.

Students placing at the intermediate (211) level of the primary language in the first year

should take a choice of one Intermediate language Special Topics language course in each

of the third and fourth semesters.

4. Choice of one: CND 201, ENG 251, ENG 252, HIS 101, HIS 102, GOV 207,

GPH 106, HUM 105, HUM 275, MUS 105, SOC 250, SPA 100, SPE 220.

5. One language, other than primary language, at any level.

6. Optional summer enrichment replaces one four-hour language requirement (the student

should see the Department Assistant Chair).

7. Students who place into the intermediate level (211) should be aware that for most

languages, Intermediate 211 is offered only in the fall semester.

8. Must be a subject other than language, and must be from two different disciplines.

Elective choices are listed under the Associate of Arts Degree, General Concentration on

page 94.

9. Students must choose from MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130 or MTH 131.

10. Select from SPE 100, 101, 102, 210.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


104

School of Arts and Sciences

Fine and

Performing Arts

The Center for Fine and Performing

Arts houses program areas dedicated

to the cultural, aural and visual aspects

of teaching and exhibiting art, music,

photography, drama and dance. Transfer

programs lead to an Associate of Arts

Degree and parallel the freshman and

sophomore years at a four-year institution.


Commercial Art Transfer

105

School of Arts and Sciences

Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 66-72

This program provides training required to

succeed in the ever-changing technical graphics

and documentation marketplace. Commercial Art

illustrators and page composition professionals are

needed to produce documents and presentations

for companies, which are completed in an accurate,

timely and appealing manner. Upon graduation,

a student in commercial art will have the skills to

combine the mediums of graphics and text into quality

documentations and presentations.

1 All students must take CRT 105 or test out

of it before taking any CRT course. It is

suggested to take this course in the summer

before beginning your regular course load.

See the Testing Center for information on

testing out of CRT 105.

2 Students select from MTH 108, MTH 110,

MTH 130 or MTH 131.

3 Students select from SPE 100, SPE 101, SPE

102 or SPE 210.

4 Must include one course with a laboratory

component.

Required Courses

1st Semester

ART 115 Graphic Fundamentals 1 2 lec 2 credits

CRT 115 Digital Imaging 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 120 Vector Graphic Design 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

MTH __ Math 2 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

18-19 credits

2nd Semester

ART 105 History of Western Art 3 lec 3 credits

ART 215 Digital Design and Typography 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 125 Electronic Page Layout 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

15 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

IST 100 Fundamentals of Computing Systems 1 lec 1 credit

CRT 235 Digital Video 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 225 World Wide Web Design 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

_______ World Language 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Science Elective 4

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3-5 credits

3 credits

17-19 credits

4th Semester

CRT 220 Interactive Multi-Media 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 4

3-5 credits

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech 3 3 lec 3 credits

_______ World Language 4 lec 4 credits

16-18 credits

Electives:

Elective choices are indicated under the

Associate of Arts Degree on page 94. The

Natural Sciences electives must include

one course with a lab component.

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their four-year

school of choice. Meet with an Enrollment

Services Representative for more

information.

Career Program:

Students interested in entering the

workforce immediately may want to

explore the Commercial Art Technology

Associate Degree program.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


Career Program

Degree offered: Associate of Applied

Science

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 69-70

Transfer Program:

Students interested in pursuing a

bachelor’s degree in commercial art may

want to explore the Commercial Art -

Transfer Associate Degree program.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.

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This program provides training required to succeed in

the ever-changing technical graphics and documentation

marketplace. The program focuses on extensive

commercial art coursework and is intended for a student

who is completing their education with this degree.

Student Learning Outcomes:

• Students will understand the basic operations of

a computer.

• Students will understand the fundamental principles of

the graphic design industry.

• Students will understand basic fundamentals for

typographic and graphic design.

• Students will know and apply the principles of digital

video production.

• Students will know the fundamentals of electronic page

layout and design.

• Students will understand the fundamentals of using

current, relevant software.

• Students will produce finished interactive multimedia

projects.

• Students will develop World Wide Web pages using

graphically pleasing and functional design.

• Students will reinforce basic oral and written

communication skills.

Commercial Art Technology

Required Courses

1st Semester

ART 106 Fundamentals of Drawing I 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ART 110 Foundations of 2D Design 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ART 115 Graphic Fundamentals 1 2 lec 2 credits

CRT 105 Microcomputer and Apps for MAC 1 lec 1 credit

CRT 115 Digital Imaging 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 120 Vector Graphic Design 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

18 credits

2nd Semester

ART 215 Digital Design and Typography 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 125 Electronic Page Layout 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

PHO 123 Digital Photography I 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech 3 3 lec 3 credits

18 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

ACC 101 Accounting I 3 lec 3 credits

CRT 225 World Wide Web Design 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 230 3D Graphics 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 235 Digital Video 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

MTH __ Math 2 4-5 lec 4-5credits

16-17 credits

4th Semester

ART 105 History of Western Art 3 lec 3 credits

CRT 220 Interactive Multi-Media1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 240 Electronic Publishing Portfolio 1 2 lec 6 lab 4 credits

ENG 130 Intro to Technical Communications 3 lec 3 credits

PHY 115 Physical Science for Technology 3 lec 3 lab 4 credits

17 credits

1 All students must take CRT 105 or test out of it before taking any CRT course. It is suggested to take this course in the summer before beginning

your regular course load. Please refer to the Testing Center for information on testing out of CRT 105.

2 Students select from MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130 or MTH 131.

3 Students select from SPE 100, SPE 101, SPE 102 or SPE 210.


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Commercial Art Technology Certificate

This certificate program provides training required to

succeed in the ever-changing technical graphics and

documentation marketplace. The program focuses on

extensive commercial art coursework and is intended

for students who are completing or supplementing their

education with this certificate.

ART 115 Graphic Fundamentals 1 2 lec 2 credits

ART 215 Digital Design and Typography 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 115 Digital Imaging 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 120 Vector Graphic Design 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 125 Electronic Page Layout 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 225 World Wide Web Design 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

CRT 240 Electronic Publishing Portfolio 1 2 lec 6 lab 4 credits

21-22 credits

Certificate Program

Campus offered: Toledo and Findlay

Credits required: 21-22

Transfer Program:

Students interested in pursuing a

bachelor’s degree in commercial art may

want to explore the Commercial Art -

Transfer Associate Degree program.

Career Program:

Students interested in gaining more

background may want to explore the

Commercial Art Associate Degree

program.

1 All students must take CRT 105 or test out of it before taking

any CRT course. It is suggested to take this course in the

summer before beginning your regular course load. Please

refer to the Testing Center for information on testing out of

CRT 105.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo

Credits required: 65-70

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Fine Art Transfer

Electives:

Elective choices are indicated under the

Associate of Arts Degree on page 94.

The Science Electives must include one

course with a lab component.

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.

This concentration prepares students with an interest

in art who intend to transfer to a four-year institution

to complete a bachelor’s degree in art. The program

provides students with a variety of fundamental

courses in art and allows them to concentrate in one,

ceramics, photography, printmaking and illustration.

1 Students will choose Studio Art Electives from

Commercial Art, Digital Design, Painting, Printmaking,

Water-based Media, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Drawing,

Interior Design, Dance, Photography or other

intermediate studio arts courses.

2 One additional Art History elective is required. This

can be either a Non-Western Art History, Asian Art,

Art of Africa, Art Since 1900, History of Interiors

Contemporary and Postmodern Art or other special

topics courses.

3 Students select from MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130

or MTH 131.

4 Students select from SPE 100, SPE 101, SPE 102 or

SPE 210.

5 Must include one course with a laboratory component.

Required Courses

1st Semester

ART 106 Fundamentals Drawing I 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ART 110 Foundations of 2D Design 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

MTH ___ Math 3 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

16-17 credits

2nd Semester

ART 107 Fundamentals Drawing II 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ART 111 Foundations of 3D Design 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

IST 100 Fundamentals of Computing Systems 1 lec 1 credit

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

SPE ___ Speech 4 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

ART 201 History of Art I 3 lec 3 credits

ART ___ Studio Art Elective 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

_______ World Language 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Science Elective 5

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3-5 credits

3 credits

16-18 credits

4th Semester

ART ___ History of Art Elective 2 3 lec 3 credits

ART 202 History of Art II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 5

3-5 credits

ART 295 Portfolio Development 3 lab 1 credit

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity 3 lec 3 credits

_______ World Language 4 lec 4 credits

17-19 credits


Music Performance Transfer

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Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo

Credits required: 70-73

This concentration prepares students with an interest in

music education or performance who intend to transfer

to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The program provides students with a basis in theory,

history and performance experiences.

1 Students must be in an ensemble group each semester or taking

Applied Music. Required: MUS 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126,

127 or 128.

2 Students select from MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130 or

MTH 131.

3 Students select from SPE 100, SPE 101, SPE 102 or SPE 210.

4 Must include one course with a laboratory component.

Required Courses

1st Semester

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

MTH ___ Math 2 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3 lec

3 credits

MUS 132 Piano Class I 3 lab 1 credit

MUS 141 Aural Skills I 2 lec 2 credits

MUS 151 Music Theory I 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Ensemble Elective 3 lab 1 credit

17-18 credits

2nd Semester

IST 100 Fundamentals of Computing Systems 1 lec 1 credit

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

SPE ___ Speech 3 3 lec 3 credits

MUS 133 Piano Class II 3 lab 1 credit

MUS 142 Aural Skills II 2 lec 2 credits

MUS 152 Music Theory II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Ensemble Elective 3 lab 1 credit

_______ Arts and Humanities Elective 3 lec 3 credits

17 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

_____ Science Elective 4 3 credits

_____ World Language Elective 4 lec 4 credits

_____ Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3 lec 3 credits

_____ Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3 lec 3 credits

MUS 201 Music History I 3 lec 3 credits

_____ Ensemble Elective 3 lab 1 credits

17 credits

4th Semester

_____ Science Elective 4 3-5 credits

_______ World Language Elective 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3 lec

3 credits

MUS 296 Music Seminar 1 lec 3 lab 2 credits

MUS 202 Music History II 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Ensemble Elective 3 lab 1 credit

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity 3 lec 3 credits

19-21 credits

Electives:

Elective choices are indicated in the

Associate of Arts Degree on page 94. The

Science Elective must include one course

with a lab component.

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo

Credits required: 68-73

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Pre-Photography Transfer

Electives:

Elective choices are indicated in the

Associate of Arts Degree on page 94. The

Science Elective must include one course

with a lab component.

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.

This concentration is designed for students with an

interest in photography who intend to transfer to a

four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree

in fine art photography. The concentration provides

students with a variety of fundamental courses in

photography and allows them to concentrate in one of

a variety of areas.

1 The student may choose an intermediate level elective

photography course from those offered, including

Digital, Black and White, Color, Studio and Large

Format, among others.

2 Students select from MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130

or MTH 131.

3 Students select from SPE 100, 101, 102 or 210.

4 Must include one course with a laboratory component.

Required Courses

1st Semester

ART 201 History of Art I 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

MTH ___ Math 2 4 lec 4 credits

PHO 121 Black and White Photography I 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

SPE ____ Speech Elective 3 3 lec 3 credits

16 credits

2nd Semester

ART 110 Foundations of 2D Design 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

ART 202 History of Art II 3 lec 3 credits

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

PHO 122 Color Photography I 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

18 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

ART 106 Fundamentals of Drawing I 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

IST 100 Fundamentals of Computing Systems 1 lec 1 credit

PHO 123 Digital Photo I 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

_______ World Language Elective 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Science Elective 4

3-5 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

17-19 credits

4th Semester

PHO 202 History and Theory of Photography 3 lec 3 credits

PHO 295 Portfolio Preparation 3 lab 1 credit

PHO ___ Photography Elective 1 2 lec 3 lab 3 credits

_______ Science Elective 4

3-5 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

_______ World Language Elective 4 lec 4 credits

17-19 credits


Pre-Theatre Transfer

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Transfer Program

Degree offered: Associate of Arts

Campus offered: Toledo

Credits required: 68-73

This concentration is designed for students with an

interest in theatre performance who intend to transfer to

a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in

acting. The program provides students with a variety of

fundamental courses in acting, directing, voice

and diction.

1 Students select from MTH 108, MTH 110, MTH 130 or

MTH 131.

2 Students select from SPE 100, 101, 102 or 210.

3 Must include one course with a laboratory component.

Required Courses

1st Semester

IST 100 Fundamentals of Computing Systems 1 lec 1 credit

ENG 111 Composition I 3 lec 3 credits

MTH ___ Math 1 4-5 lec 4-5 credits

SPE ___ Speech 2 3 lec 3 credits

THE 100 Introduction to Theatre 3 lec 3 credits

THE 131 Acting I 3 lec 3 credits

17-18 credits

2nd Semester

ENG 112 Composition II 3 lec 3 credits

SOC 220 Multicultural Diversity 3 lec 3 credits

THE 151 Script Analysis 3 lec 3 credits

THE 132 Acting II 3 lec 3 credits

THE 160 Character Movement 3 lec 3 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

18 credits

3rd Semester - Apply for graduation now

THE 142 Performance Studies 3 lec 3 credits

THE 211 Technical Theatre I 3 lec 3 credits

_______ World Language Elective 4 lec 4 credits

_______ Science Elective 3 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

_______ Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 lec

3 credits

16-18 credits

4th Semester

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 lec 3 credits

THE 261 Introduction to Film 3 lec 3 credits

THE 212 Technical Theatre II 3 lec 3 credits

THE 280 Audition Techniques 3 lab 1 credit

_______ Science Elective 3 3-5 lec/lab 3-5 credits

_______ World Language Elective 4 lec 4 credits

17-19 credits

Electives:

Elective choices are indicated in the

Associate of Arts Degree on page 94.

The Science Electives must include one

course with a lab component.

Transfer Information:

Transfer institutions may require

different courses for this transfer

program. Students should tailor their

Owens program as closely as possible

to the requirements at their fouryear

school of choice. Meet with an

Enrollment Services Representative for

more information.

PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visit www.owens.edu.


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PREREQUISITES

All students should check for

prerequisites for a class before

registering. Prerequisites can be

found in the Course Descriptions,

beginning on page 300 of this

Catalog. Or, visi