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EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE_ _____________________________________________________________ 2016-2017
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GENERAL EDUCATION DIVISION
FACULTY
Peggy Nelson, Division Manager
Kathy Judy, Mathematics
Jacob Haeberle, English and Communications
Julia Zapadka, Sociology and Psychology
STAFF
Matthew Burch, Academic Support Coordinator
Intended Learning Outcomes
The General Education division is committed to supporting and
preparing students for their professional-technical programs,
citizenship, and employment by offering quality instruction,
including transferable courses leading to the following learning
outcomes:
• Effectively communicate theories, ideas, and mathematical
processes through writing and speaking to a variety of audiences.
• Develop and apply analytical skills through active listening,
questioning, reading, and discussion.
• Support diversity and foster appreciation of different
perspectives, backgrounds, and opinions.
• Understand, demonstrate, and value attributes of
professionalism.
• Persist in solving challenging problems through creative and
logical thinking while using available resources.
Goals of General Education
General Education courses are designed to give students a
foundation in critical thinking and communication skills to help
them meet the challenges of employment and citizenship in a
changing world.
The Idaho State Board of Education requires that Associate of
Applied Science degrees be comprised of 15 GEM-Stamped
(transferable) credits in the areas of written communication,
oral communication, mathematical ways of knowing, scientific
ways of knowing, and humanistic and artistic ways of knowing.
Certificates are comprised of nine credits in the competency
areas of communication, mathematical ways of knowing, and
social and behavioral ways of knowing.
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Credits
ENG 101 Composition
3
Requirement in some BOT programs in addition to ENG 101
BOT 190 Mechanics of Business Writing
3
ENG 202 Technical Communications
3
ORAL COMMUNICATION
Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speech
3
Certificate option
OCR 101 Occupational Relations
3
MATHEMATICAL WAYS OF KNOWING
Credits
MAT 123 Mathematics in Modern Society
3
MAT 253 Introduction to Statistics
3
Certificates only
MAT 104 Welding Mathematics
3
MAT 105 Business Mathematics
3
MAT 108 Intermediate Algebra
3
MAT 110 Technical Mathematics
3
MAT 112 Mathematics for Health Professions
3
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL WAYS OF KNOWING
Credits
ECO 100 Economic Issues
3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
3
POL 101 Introduction to American Government
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
SCIENTIFIC WAYS OF KNOWING
Credits
BIO 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4
BIO 227L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
0
BIO 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology
4
BIO 228L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
0
BIO 250 General Microbiology
3
BIO 250L General Microbiology Lab
1
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics
4
PHY 101L Introduction to Physics Lab
0
HUMANISTIC AND ARTISTIC WAYS OF KNOWING
Credits
ENG 110 Introduction to Literature
3
THE TUTORING CENTER
Matthew Burch
Academic Support Coordinator
(208) 535-5340
The EITC Tutoring Center is open five days per week. Tutors are
available to assist students with math or writing. The Center offers
a comfortable environment where students can meet with tutors,
read, use computers, or relax. The schedule is posted outside the
Center in the John O. Sessions Mechanical Building One (room
135) and on the EITC Website. The Center can be reached at 208-
535-5490.
Tutoring and study groups can also be arranged for program subject
areas upon request. Students needing tutorial help outside what
is offered in the tutoring center should contact Matthew Burch at
extension 5340 or visit room 129. Matt also occasionally holds
in-class lectures for instructors on campus. Selected topics can
include paraphrasing, technical writing, paragraph organization and
development, and APA formatting, among others.
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