COLLEGE STUDENT WEB SITE:

Most of the following information can be found on the student portion of the Prince George's Community College web site. Use that site over this syllabus (or any syllabus). Syllabuses are not updated like web sites. The times centers are open change frequently at the beginning of a semester. Confirm the times a center is open by foot or by phone.

http://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support.aspx

ENGINEERING PROGRAM:

For information on this important program go to the following web site.

http://academic.pgcc.edu/engineering/

EXPECTED ITEMS FOR CLASS:

It is expected that you bring to class every day a pen or pencil, paper or lab book, textbooks to be used that day, calculator, etc. for ALL your classes.

PGCC's Measurable Outcomes:

PGCC requires core competencies in completion of a two-year degree. In general any Engineering program (not just PGCC's) will easily meet these objectives. At present these measurable outcomes are mentioned in the syllabi of different courses and the document to translate the codes to concepts is contained below:

http://academic.pgcc.edu/~sjohnson/measurable_outcomes.pdf

GRADING SCALES:

Grading scales were design to convey information between different colleges/universities about a student's work. Standardization made this method very successful. This school does not have a standard grading method so each teacher has their own. Listed are three scales that are more oft used.

Modern Standard Grading Scale

Letter Grade    Precentage Range    Quality of work assessment
A 100 - 90 optimi
B 89 - 80 second optimi
C 79 - 70 mediocris
D 69 - 60 inferiores
F 59 - -∞ prejores

Honors Grading Scale

Letter Grade    Precentage Range    Quality of work assessment
A 100 - 93 optimi
B 92 - 85 second optimi
C 84 - 77 mediocris
D 76 - 70 inferiores
F 69 - -∞ prejores

Traditional Grading Scale (not modern)

Letter Grade    Precentage Range    Quality of work assessment
A 100 - 95 optimi
B 94 - 85 second optimi
C 84 - 76 mediocris
D 75 inferiores
E (F is modern) 74 - -∞ prejores

Grades have become an issue in recent years because of the failure to achieve their historical purposes. Some schools do not use grades, but more schools do use grades than not, so while it may not be a perfect method (and arguably may not even be a useful method at all) it is what is used at this school (and many others).

ARTSYS:

The following web site is a guide to transferring your courses to the various area colleges. It is operated by the University of Maryland with input from all the area colleges. This is ONLY a guide. Be fully aware that certain courses may not transfer for one reason or another that once transfered fine. Keep all syllabuses and materials related to your course work to show transfer personnel (in case there is a misunderstanding that can be easily resolved and allow transfer to go forward). Inform your department or program at PGCC that once transferable courses are no longer transferable.

Be careful of lower level elective transfers. These do not transfer to any actual course, but are electives that can fill a program if you need it. Engineers and most scientists DO NOT need this type of elective. If your course is transfering as this and you believe it should not, communicated this to your department or program at PGCC.

http://artweb.usmd.edu/

myPGCC Student Portal:

myPGCC is a student portal that provides quick access to Blackboard, Owl Alert, Owl Link, Owl Mail, PGCC news, information, student events and more. Access myPGCC at my.pgcc.edu or from www.pgcc.edu. Log in using your Owl Link user ID and password.

http://my.pgcc.edu/

BLACKBOARD LOGIN:

Blackboard is a web-based program that serves as the college's online classroom. You may use Blackboard to communicate with your instructor, to see your course materials, to submit assignments and to discuss course ideas with your classmates. Some professors will require this, other professors will have alternatives as well as Blackboard.

To log into your Blackboard course,please follow these steps:

  • Go directly to the Prince George's Community College Blackboard web site which is located at http://pgcconline.blackboard.com. NOTE: There is no "www" in the Blackboard address.

  • Log in using your Owl Link user ID and password. If your login is successful, you will see the Blackboard "Welcome" screen. In the box labeled "My Courses", you will see the course or a list of courses in which you are enrolled. Click on the course name to enter your Blackboard course.

  • If you do not have an Owl Link user ID and password:
  • To Obtain your Owl Link user ID and password, please follow these steps:

    • Go to the Owl Link website (http://www.pgcc.edu and Select "Owl Link" and then select "I'm new to Owl Link")

    • Look up your Owl Link User ID under User Accounts (Log in): Select "What's My User ID"

    • Reset your Owl Link password under User Accounts: Select "What's My Password"

  • Check your e-mail to receive your password.

  • Log in to Owl Link and reset your password there.

  • When you are all set with your new password and account, type in your new Owl Link ID and password to the Blackboard login box at http://pgcconline.blackboard.com

  • If your login is successful, you will see the Blackboard "Welcome" screen. In the box labeled "My Courses", you will see the course or a list of courses in which you are enrolled. Click on the course name to enter your Blackboard course.


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DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Disability Support Services Office (M-2102) or call (301) 546-0838 (voice) or (301) 546-0122 (TTY) to establish eligibility for services and accommodations. Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

CIVILITY STATEMENT

To promote a community of scholarship and civility, everyone at Prince George's Community College is expected to be respectful, tolerant and courteous towards others at all times, adhere to college policies and procedures, and respect college property. Creating a culture of civility both inside and outside the classroom is everyone's responsibility.

Civility is a college-wide commitment and in order to identify PGCC students, students are required to enter classrooms with their college IDs visible. ALL students must have their IDS visible while AT ANY COLLEGE SITE, WHETHER THEY ARE ON THE LARGO CAMPUS OR ANY EXTENSION SITE.

College ID Card Lanyards and ID holders can be obtained at the following locations:

  • Largo Campus - College Life Services and the Admissions & Records Office
  • Laurel College Center - Main office, Room 205
  • Joint Base Andrews - Main office
  • University Town Center - Front desk
  • Weekend Office - M1095 on Saturdays (8am-4pm) and Sundays (12:30-4:30pm when credit classes are in session).
Students must keep their IDs current by requesting the appropriate sticker each semester from the Admissions & Records Office or extension centers.

ENVISION SUCCESS, TAKE THE JOURNEY, COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2017-2018 Student Handbook for a complete explanation of the Code of Conduct, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.

CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle. In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity. To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process. The complete text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the 2017-2018 Student Handbook and posted on the college's website.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT AND REFUND DATES:

Classes must be paid for or college-approved payment arrangements (i.e., payment plan or financial aid) immediately after registration.

For all payment options go to the Paying for College.

Students enrolling on or after the course start date will NOT be dropped for failure to pay but will instead be held accountable for all incurred charges. Students who wish to avoid paying anything for a course must drop it prior to its 100% refund deadline. Details for courses longer than five weeks:

  • Course dropped prior to the start of class: 100% refund
  • Course dropped on the 1st or 2nd calendar day before midnight: 100% refund
  • Course dropped on the 3rd through the 9th calendar day before midnight: 75% refund
  • Course dropped on the 10th through the 14th calendar day before midnight: 50% refund
  • Course dropped the 15th calendar day or later: No refund

DELAYED COLLEGE OPENINGS:

When the college announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least 45 minutes of class time remaining at the time of the opening will be held. For example, in the event of a 10 a.m. opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class will be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes. To sign up for text alerts such as school closings and delays, go to www.pgcc.edu, click Services and Support, and then click the Owl Alert icon. Owl Alert is the college's instant messaging and email notification system.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:

Log in to myPGCC from my.pgcc.edu or from www.pgcc.edu to access more (and updated) information on Academic Programs and Services.

Collegian Centers

http://academic.pgcc.edu/collegiancenters

The College's five Collegian Centers provide peer to peer interaction outside of the classroom along with program-specific mentoring and internship opportunities. They bring students in particular disciplines together for co-curricular activities and enrichment:

Hillman Entrepreneurs Program 301-546-0700

Marlboro Hall Room 2051

http://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Student_Success_Programs/Hillman_Entrepreneurs/Hillman_Entrepreneurs.aspx

The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program is an innovative educational initiative tailored to the needs of transfer students who begin their studies at Prince George's Community College and complete their bachelor's degrees at the University of Maryland, College Park. The four-year Hillman Entrepreneurs Program is a scholarship program targeted to students who have an interest in entrepreneurship and an enthusiasm for starting a business venture or leading a company. Engineers are advised that this scholarship program may delay their eventual graduation.

Honors Academy/Program 301-546-0433

Marlboro Hall, Room 1087

http://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Enrichment/Honors_Program_and_Academy/Honors_Program___Academy.aspx

The Honors Academy admits academically outstanding honors students who are interested in a rigorous program of academic excellence, intellectual development, leadership and community service. Prince George's Community College Honors Program promotes students' intellectual growth and enrichment. No full engineering course is designated honors and as such this program may delay an engineering student's eventual graduation. Engineering, by its very nature, is already a rigorous program of academic excellence. The honors program is strongly discouraged in the Engineering Program.

International Education Center 301-546-0750

Center for Health Studies, 1209

http://academic.pgcc.edu/internationalcenter

The International Education Center provides academic support and assistance to students who need help with courses or with understanding the American higher education system. The Center brings international and American students together for learning enrichment activities, including a variety of discussion forums that foster awareness and understanding of cultural issues.

Service Learning 301-546-0713

Bladen Hall, Room 210

The Service Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through students' participation in service projects within the community that support their academic objectives. Through Service Learning, students learn actively by applying principles learned in the classroom while developing critical reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility.


CAMPUS RESOURCES AND SERVICES:

Student Development Services

Student Support Services offers programs that provide students with academic and career advising, personal counseling, and mentoring. For more information, call (301) 546-0886 or check the website:

http://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support.aspx

PGCC Cares

PGCC Cares is a program to provide students with the emergency resources and support needed to respond to critical needs, so they may continue in their classes. The program provides clothing, food items, school supplies, and emergency funds for crisis situations.

Students can reach a program representative by calling 301-546-0149. Students may send emails to pgcccares@pgcc.edu or walk in to Bladen Hall, Room 122 (Counseling Services) or the Annex C building, room 30 (Next Step Program).

Dreamkeepers

Students who experience a major emergency that may prevent them from completing their degrees can apply for a Dreamkeepers award. The online application is available on the college's website under Paying for College. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, and have earned at least 15 credits at Prince George's Community College, with a minimum 2.0 or better average.


Computer and Learning Labs

Office

Location

Phone

Hours of Operation

Open Computer Lab Bladen Computer Center

Bladen Hall
Room 104

301-546-0999

Mon.-Thurs.: 8 am - 9:15 pm

Fri.: 8 am - 5 pm

Sat.: 9 am - 4:45 pm

Sun.: Closed

Open Computer Lab for Advanced Technology

Center for Advance Technology (CAT)
Rooms 101 and 201

301-546-0999 Ext. 9091

Mon.- Fri.: 8 am - 9:15 pm

Sat.: 9am - 4:45 pm (first floor only)

Sun.: Closed

Marlboro Learning Lab

Marlboro Hall
Room 2129

301-546-0503

Mon.-Thurs.: 8 am - 8:45 pm

Fri.: 8 am - 3:45 pm

Sat.: 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

Sun.: 10 am - 1 pm

Mathematics Learning Center (Pi-shop)



Walk-in Tutoring for Mathematics and some science, engineering, and CIS courses

Marlboro Hall
Room 3104

301-546-0421

Click on the web site provided below for hours or call the number to the left

http://www.pgcc.edu/Programs_and_Courses/Divisions_and_Departments/Sciences,_Technology,_Engineering_and_Math_Division/Mathematics/Mathematics_Learning_Center.aspx


Other Resources, Services, and Academic Support

Office

Location

Phone

Hours of Operation

Engineering Advising

CAT
Room 229R and 305

sdjohnson@pgcc.edu


E-mail to arrange for an appointment.

http://academic.pgcc.edu/~sjohnson/

Academic Advising (Except Engineering) and Transfer Services

Bladen Hall
Room 124

301-546-0151


Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 am - 8 pm

Fri.: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Sat.: Closed

Sun.: Closed

http://www.pgcc.edu/Admissions_and_Registration/Advising/Academic_Advising.aspx

Bookstore

Largo Student Center
Room 116

301-546-0912


Hours vary at beginning and end of the semester. Please call or check website to confirm.

http://www.pgccbookstore.com

Campus Police

Facilities Management Building

301-546-0666


24 Hours/7 days a week

College Life Services

Largo Student Center
Room 149

301-546-0853

Mon.-Fri.:9:30 am - 5 pm

eLearning Services


Accokeek Hall
Room 346

301-546-0463

Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 am - 8 pm

Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Phone support available until 9 pm

http://www.pgcconline.com

Library

Accokeek Hall: First and Second Floors

301-546-0476

Mon-Thurs.: 8 am - 8 pm

Fri.: 8 am - 5 pm

Sat.: 10 am - 3 pm

Sun.: Closed

http://www.pgcc.edu/Library/Library.aspx

Student Assessment Services (Testing Center)

Bladen Hall
Room 100

301-546-0090


Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

Fri.: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sat.: 9 am - 3:30 pm

No additional students will be admitted for testing 30 minutes prior to the posted closing time.

On the first Friday of every month, the Center closes at 2:30pm with no admittance after 2:00pm

http://academic.pgcc.edu/sas/index.html

Tutoring and Writing Centers

Bladen Hall
Room 107

301-546-0748


Mon-Thurs:: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sat: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

http://www.pgcc.edu/Services_and_Support/Support_Services/Academic_Support_and_Tutoring/Academic_Support___Tutoring.aspx