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    1. Palomar College Orientation

    2. Ph.D Master’s Bachelor’s of Arts or Sciences Associate in Arts or Sciences Certificate of Achievement Educational HierarchyGenerally- the more formal education, the greater income potential Palomar

    3. Educational Options at Palomar College • Vocational certificates • Associate in Arts, Associate in Science Degrees • Transfer preparation to a 4-year school

    4. Vocational Certificates • Hands-on vocational training • Little, if any academic coursework • Prepares students for immediate employment

    5. Associate in Arts Degree • Requires 60 units • Prepares students for immediate employment after graduation • Requires 2.0 G.P.A. major G. E. and Competencies electives

    6. TRANSFER POSSIBILITIES • 23 CSU- California State Universities- curriculum is more practical and prepares students for work • 9 UC-Universities of California- curriculum is more theoretical and prepares students for graduate school • OUT OF STATE or PRIVATE

    7. TRANSFER PREPARATION GENERAL • Requires 60 transfer level units • General education courses • Preparation courses in the major EDUCATION 40-45 UNITS ELECTIVES MAJOR PREP

    8. Important questions to ask whenPlanning your College Education

    9. How will college be different than high school? • You select, register, and drop yourself from classes • You seek help when needed • Your poor attendance will result in a bad grade or being dropped from the class • You are responsible for missed class work • You must plan on much more study time outside the classroom • You are financially responsible for tuition, books and assorted fees

    10. What will my teachers expect of me? • Come to class • Be on time • Be an active learner • Be prepared • Read the syllabus • Turn off your electronic devices • Keep up with your assignments • Go to faculty office hours • Meet assignment deadlines

    11. What if I start to have difficulty in a class? • Meet with the instructor • See a counselor • Get a tutor • Form a study group • Go to the Writing Center or Math Lab • Reduce job hours • Drop before the deadline

    12. What is considered a full-time student? • Full time= 12 or more units per semester • ¾ time= 9-11.5 units per semester • ½ time= 6-8.5 units per semester

    13. How many units can you handle each semester? • Multiply the number of units being considered by 3 to determine the minimum number of hours required per week for that course load • 6 units requires at least 18 hours per week • 9 units requires at least 27 hours per week • 12 units requires at least 36 hours per week • 15 units requires at least 45 hours per week

    14. How will I afford a college education? • Apply for FAFSA • Apply for local and national scholarships • Check in with the Career Center for local and campus job information

    15. What if I need additional support to attend college? • Disability Resource Center (DRC) • Tutoring Center • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) • TRIO/Student Support Services • Career Center • Transfer Center

    16. At least once per semester When unsure of your academic goals or what courses to take to achieve those goals When experiencing personal or academic challenges When should I see a Palomar College counselor?

    17. COLLEGE TERMINOLOGY

    18. Placement results Non-transfer Non-transfer Transfer Courses 0-49Courses 50-99Courses 100+ Non-AA AA AA, BA, BS ENG 10 ENG 50 ENG 100 ESL < 50 ESL 55, 98 ESL 101-131 MATH 10, 15 MATH 5O, 56 or 60 Math 100+ READ 10, 30 READ 50 READ 110

    19. Lower/Upper division courses • Lower division classes are freshman and sophomore level classes (first and second years) • Upper division classes are junior and senior level classes (third and fourth years)

    20. COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES ARE ASSIGNED A UNIT VALUE BASED ON LECTURE OR LAB TIME REQUIRED EACH WEEK UNITS, CREDITS, OR HOURS ALL MEAN THE SAME THING TYPICALLY 1 UNIT EQUALS 1 HOUR LECTURE PER WEEK IN A 16 WEEK SEMESTER

    21. Transcript • High school • All prior colleges • AP and/or IB scores

    22. PREREQUISITE A requirement that must be satisfied before enrolling in a particular course; usually a prior course or placement test score CO-REQUISITE A course required to be taken at the same time as another course

    23. Class Schedule • List of class offerings issued before the fall, spring and summer terms • Available on line before every term at www.palomar.edu • Includes classes at all locations

    24. College catalog • A paperback book printed each year • Contains important course and major information • Outlines all current college policies • Shows all regulations and requirements that apply to you during the year you begin your program of study

    25. Transfer Guarantees • UCSD UniversityLink: • Counseling 101 • 3.0 transfer GPA • TAG: • Transfer Admission Guarantee • No TAGS with UC Berkeley and UCLA

    26. GE • General Education • Required for all AA and transfer goals

    27. Time for a break

    28. What classes are best for you?Find your Palomar College Educational Plan

    29. Consider your goal: • Vocational certificate • Associate in Arts, Associate in Science Degree • Transfer preparation to a 4-year school

    30. Vocational Certificates All required courses are listed in the college catalog

    31. Associate in Arts Degree Major- See college catalog for courses GE/competencies-see yellow AA list electives

    32. Look at the yellowPalomar CollegeAA and Advising Guide and Course ListLook about half-way down where it saysDistrict Requirements

    33. American History and Institutions- select 1 of the 6 matched pairs of classes or take and pass one of the other tests offered. Both classes must have “C” or better grades.Health and Physical Education- take HE 100 and 100 lab or select one of the other options listed. Requires “C” or better grades in both lecture and lab.Mathematics- take math 56 or 60 or a higher level math with a “C” or better grade or pass one of the tests with the required scoreMulticultural Course requirement- select any course with a *

    34. General Education Requirements for AA A.1. English CompositionA.2. Communication and Analytical Thinking B. Natural ScienceC. HumanitiesD. Social and Behavioral SciencesE. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

    35. Courses that meet more than 1 requirement for the AA: • Math 56 or 60 from the mathematics competency will also meet GE area A-2 • Multicultural courses can be found in area C, area D area E, or American History and Institutions • All of the pairs of American History and Institutions courses will work in GE area D • HE 100 from the Health and Physical Education competency also satisfies GE area E • Selecting AIS 101/102 or HIST 140/141 will meet the American History and Institutions competency and the multicultural requirement and GE area D

    36. If an AA is your goal, write on your educational plan: 1. English or ESL according to your placement results 2. Math according to your placement results 3. Read 30 or 50, if that is your placement Your other options could include: • 1-2 courses from the yellow sheet • 1-2 courses from your major • COUN 110, 115, 120, 165, 170 • CE 100 • A class for fun

    37. TRANSFER PREPARATION CSU GE- Blue Sheet GENERAL EDUCATION 40-45 units Green IGETC Sheet UC and CSU ELECTIVES MAJOR PREP www.assist.org

    38. Transfer Exceptions • Out of state or private Universities • Math, Science, Engineering, Tech • AP, IB, prior college coursework

    39. CSU Minimums to Transfer • 2.0 minimum with 60 CSU level units • Complete Golden 4 with “C” or better SPCH 100, ENG 100, A-3, and B-4 • 30 GE units minimum • Minimums must be completed the spring semester prior to a fall semester transfer

    40. CSU Advising Guide and CourseList- Please look atthe blue sheet • Completing the blue sheet satisfies all lower division GE prior to transfer • Golden 4- requires “C” or better A1- SPCH 100 A2- ENG 100 A3/Critical Thinking B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

    41. Area B-Select both a physical science and life science and be sure 1 of the 2 includes a lab • Area C- Select one choice from C-1 and one from C-2 and one more from either C-1 or 2 • Area D- 3 course selections from at least 2 different subjects. Both of the American History and Institutions classes can be counted in Area D. This is the only double-count allowed on the blue sheet

    42. Area E- 1 class (make it HE 100+Lab for AA) • American History and Institutions • Select any one matched pair of classes • Can be done in any order (History 102 then 101) • Can be done at the same time or different semesters.

    43. UC minimums to transfer • 2.4 UC GPA • 60 UC units completed the spring prior to a fall semester transfer • The 7 course pattern with a minimum of “C” grades to be completed no later than the spring semester prior to a fall transfer

    44. The 7 course pattern Area 1A- Eng 100 Area 1B- Critical Thinking Area 2- Mathematical concepts and Quantitative Reasoning 4 UC transferable courses from at least 2 of the following subject areas: arts and humanities social and behavioral sciences physical and biological sciences

    45. IGETC-please refer to the green sheet • Satisfies the lower division coursework for UC or Cal State universities • Some categories apply to either UC or CSU • All courses must be completed with a “C” or better • Completion of the IGETC is not required for transfer. The need for IGETC completion depends on your major and school choice. • In order for IGETC to satisfy lower division transfer requirements it must be complete.

    46. Area 1A-ENG 100 Area 1B-Critical Thinking- ENG 202, 203, or Phil 115 Area 1C-(CSU only)- Spch 100 Area 2-Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning- 1 class Area 3-Arts and Humanities -3 classes covering both 3A and 3B

    47. Area 4-Social and Behavioral Sciences -3 classes from at least 2 disciplines Area 5-Physical and Biological Sciences -1 class from each group- one with a lab Area 6-Language other than English -1 class or 2 years of the same language from high school Area 7-U.S History, Constitution and American Ideals - 1 matched set of classes - CSU only requirement - may use both in area 4

    48. What classes to consider for next semester for a CSU or UC transfer

    49. Write down your classes on your educational plan 1. English or ESL according to your assessment 2. Math according to your placement 3. 1-2 GE courses from CSU blue sheet or IGETC green sheet 4. 1-2 major preparation courses from ASSIST 5. CSU students- SPCH 100, READ 110, CE 100 6. UCSD students- COUN 101 for UniversityLinks 7. A transferrable elective for fun

    50. Everyone- Review your plan: • Are the number of units you are considering reasonable with your work schedule or other personal time commitments? • 40 hours work- 6 or fewer units • 30 hours work- 9 or fewer units • 20 hours work- 12 or fewer units • 15 hours work- 12 or more units • Total units x 3= hours per week commitment • Do you have the required prerequisites or corequisites? • Do you have 12 or more units if you need to be full time? • Raise your hand if you need help from a counselor