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Newport
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Williamsport Campus
Catalog
Newport Business Institute

BULLETIN 2008-2009

VOLUME NO. 53

941 WEST THIRD STREET


WILLIAMSPORT, PA 17701

Telephone: (570) 326-2869


1-800- 962-6971
Fax: (570) 326-2136
LETTER FROM
THE PRESIDENT

“Making the choice to


improve the quality of
your life is the first big
step. Choosing
Newport Business
Institute is your next
step. We have been a
leader in business
education for over
53 years. Our
TABLE OF CONTENTS
programs are
designed to meet History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
the current job Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
requirements of
Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
employers. At
License and Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Newport Business
Legal Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Institute, we provide
Administration & Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
a high-quality
education and Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
hands-on experience. Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Newport Business Financial Aid & Scholarship Information . . . . 8-9
Institute provides Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
you with the training Graduate Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
and skills that are
School Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-22
required for life-long
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-26
career success.”
Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-31

J. Bryant Mullen Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32


President Application for Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-34
Our History...
Newport Business Institute (formerly Williamsport School of
Commerce) was founded in 1955 by Raymond A. Cornelius and
Sara E. Cornelius and continued under their leadership until
September 1976. The school was purchased and formed into
Williamsport School of Commerce, Inc., under the laws of
Pennsylvania. The school is administered by J. Bryant Mullen and
Michelle L. Mullen. Neither subsidized nor endowed, the institution is
entirely dependent for its continuous success upon the quality of its training as evidenced
by the achievement of its graduates.

In June of 1982, The Williamsport School of Commerce purchased the former Clay
Elementary School from Williamsport Area School District. Built in 1963, this
beautiful brick building has six spacious classrooms for instructional use. In January
1996 the name was changed to Newport Business Institute, Inc. Although located in a
residential area, it is still not far from the business district.

Shortly after the building was purchased, air conditioning was added to allow the
students to study in a comfortable environment during the warm, summer months.

Newport Business Institute continues to make every effort to beautify the campus. The
purchase of adjacent property will allow for future expansion should the need arise.

Mission
Newport Business Institute is a coeducational institution offering career-oriented
programs of study in the field of business. Applications for admission are accepted
without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin or physical handicap.

The school perceives as its major role the training of men and women in the secretarial
sciences and first-line management skills necessary for success in any of several
positions in the business community. The school concentrates on business instruction as
the fundamental pursuit of the institution. Therefore, the school endeavors to provide each
student with the tools that he or she will find useful and marketable.

Newport Business Institute realizes the importance of general related studies, which not
only complement the basic program, but also are an integral part of the overall learning
environment.

Lectures, classroom discussions, student activities, and personal counseling are combined
to train an employable business graduate. In all programs, emphasis is given to business
ethics, interpersonal relationships, and the fostering of self-esteem on the part of the
student.

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Objectives:
1. Prepare all students to meet the current needs of employers
2. Support continuing education and training for faculty and staff in order to keep up with
changing technology by using faculty and staff professional development plans
3. Encourage all students to participate in lifelong learning through instruction
and example
4. Improve student communication and problem-solving skills through written
assignments and oral presentations
5. Develop student computer proficiency and expertise by updating the technology
curriculum on a regular basis

A Distinctive School of Business...


LICENSED... by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

ACCREDITED... by the Accrediting Council for Independent


Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Specialized Business
Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates, in various business-related subjects.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally
recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is
recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Accrediting Council
for Independent Colleges and Schools is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980,
Washington, DC 20002-4241, (202) 336-6780.

AUTHORIZED... by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to grant the Associate


in Specialized Business Degree for the completion of specified two-year programs.

APPROVED... for Veterans Training, War Orphans Educational Assistance,


Rehabilitation Training, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Legal Structure
Newport Business Institute is a privately owned corporation. J. Bryant Mullen and
Michelle L. Mullen are the co-owners.

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS


Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS)
American Association for Medical Transcription
Williamsport - Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Business Education Association
Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators

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Corporate Officers
J. Bryant Mullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President/Treasurer
Michelle L. Mullen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President/Secretary

Administrators
Mary O. Weaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director
Susan A. Crago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Administrative Assistant
Penny J. Ellis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Career Development Coordinator
David Andrus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Admissions Representative

Leaders Preparing Leaders Faculty


Janice E. Morehart Debra L. Crocco
Associate Degree in Secretarial B.S., English
Science, Williamsport Area Shippensburg University
Community College Keyboarding
B.S. & M.S., Business Education Executive Office Procedures
Bloomsburg State College Legal Office Procedures
Keyboarding Records and Database Management
Accounting Communication
Mathematics Electronic Calculators
Human Relations
Exec. Office Procedures James Trick
Dictation B.S., English and French
Speedwriting Bloomsburg State College
Payroll Word / Information Processing
Legal Office Procedures Communication
Electronic Calculators Keyboarding
Executive Office Procedures
Dr. Valerie L. Doebler Legal Office Procedures
Doctorate of Chiropractic, NY Legal Terminology
Chiropractic College Computer Concepts
B.S., Biology/Chemistry, Lock
Haven University Martha J. Bryant
Anatomy and Physiology M. Ed., Bloomsburg University of PA
Medical Terminology M.B.A., Accounting/Business
Medical Records Management, Wilkes University
Medical Office Procedures B.S., Health & Physical Education,
Electronic Spreadsheets Lock Haven State College
Insurance Coding A.A.S., Accounting, Williamsport
Keyboarding Area Community College
A.A.S., Business Management,
Larry J. Manikowski Williamsport Area Community
B.B.A., Cum Laud, Marketing College
Fort Lauderdale University Accounting
Psychology of Success Payroll
Real Estate Tax
Sales Management Cost
Law Mathematics
Marketing Computer Accounting Applications
Geography of Pennsylvania Electronic Calculators
Public Speaking Electronic Spreadsheets

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Admission Requirements
A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is
required for admission to all programs if the student desires to graduate
and receive an Associate in Specialized Business Degree. A
demonstrated readiness for the program selected must be shown,
although no previous instruction in business subjects is required.

A home-schooled applicant must provide proof of graduation from


an organization governed by the State Board of Education, such as
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency. If the organiza-
tion is not governed by the State Board of Education, the applicant
must present a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
Associate in Specialized Business Degrees are awarded for specified
two-year programs and certificates are awarded for classes
completed.
Enrollments for the Associate in Specialized Business Degree Each
Programs are accepted for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer
quarters, according to the school calendar. candidate
Acceptance into a particular program for a particular term is
dependent upon a minimum enrollment in that program. for admission

is considered
How to Apply
The application form for admission must be filled out and returned individually
to the Admissions Department with a $25 application fee. This fee
defrays in part the expenses of investigating records, of advising on merit and
applicants, and of other services provided by the Admissions
Department. This fee is fully refundable if the student requests to be
withdrawn from consideration within seven business days of submit- potential.
ting the application. After seven days, the school may retain the fee.
The fee is not credited toward tuition.
The applicant should request that an official transcript of grades
be submitted directly from the high school in which the applicant
graduated or will graduate.
When all necessary records have been reviewed by the Admissions
Committee, the student will be notified promptly of the Committee’s
decision. Tentative acceptance is granted to high school seniors
pending successful completion of high school.
Within 15 days of notification of acceptance, the student applicant is
required to make a tuition deposit of $50 to reserve a place in the
incoming class. Failure to make this deposit makes the applicant
subject to cancellation by the school. This deposit is applied toward
the first quarter’s tuition payment.
The tuition deposit is refundable in the event that the student desires
not to enroll.

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Admission From Other Colleges
Newport Business Institute will accept credits from other ACICS
(Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools)
accredited institutions. We will also accept credits earned at other
institutions accredited by agencies recognized by the United States
Department of Education. Transfer of academic credit will be based
on an official transcript mailed directly to Newport Business
Institute from the prior institution using our official transcript
request form. Upon receipt of the transcript the evaluation process
will begin. Credit will be granted to the extent that the subjects for
which credit is requested are parallel in content and intensity to the
subjects offered at our school. When a question arises concerning
course content for transfer, a syllabus or catalog from the transfer-
ring institution will be required to determine if the course will be
accepted.
A grade of C of better will be required to transfer a credit. Transfer
credits count toward the quantitative standard but not toward the
qualitative standard.

Nondiscrimination Policy
The school has a policy of nondiscrimination regarding students on
the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, and
religion in the administration of its admission policies, educational
policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-
administered programs, and also maintains a policy of
nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in regard to admission
or employment, and access to programs or activities. In addition,
the school does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its
educational programs, activities or employment policies required
by the Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.

Except for reasons prohibited by applicable discrimination laws,


students may be excluded from or dismissed from the school at
any time for reasons considered appropriate by the school.

The following may be considered appropriate reasons for


termination:
1. Failure to make academic progression or to meet the
special skill requirements.
2. Proven case of dishonesty.
3. Excessive absenteeism.
4. Failure to pay school charges.
5. Improper student conduct.

Students terminated for the above reasons will receive an “F” grade
for the courses scheduled. The “F” grade will be included on all
transcripts.
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Tuition
As of September 8, 2008, the charge for regular courses of four or
five classes is $3,300. All tuition is payable at the beginning of each
quarter. At that time the student should have made a tuition payment
or have completed financial arrangements. Students scheduled for
fewer than four classes will be charged $825.00 per class. The school
reserves the right to change tuition and fees as conditions may require.
The total tuition for the 90 quarter credit-hour programs is $19,800.

There are other charges which should be pointed out for complete
understanding of the total cost of a Newport Business education.
These include:
Application Fee (Due with Application) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 25.00
Not refundable after 7 days unless applicant is not accepted.
Graduation Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00
Covers all charges relating to graduation including
Associate in Specialized Business Degree or certificate.
Equipment Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 150.00
(Payable each quarter by all students except practicum term)
*Laptop Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 300.00
(Payable each quarter by all students who do not have their own
laptop except practicum term)
*Upon the successful completion of a two-year degree program, and only a two-year
degree program, by a student in good standing with NBI, the student may keep
his/her laptop. If the laptop is broken or stolen and the cause is deemed “neglect” by
NBI, the student will not receive a laptop upon successful completion of a two-year
degree program.
Transcript Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 2.00
Reserved Parking / Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 25.00 / 15.00
(Payable each quarter) Non-refundable and Non-transferable
Estimated Books & Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 360.00
(Payable each quarter)
Advance Tuition Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00
To reserve a place in the incoming class and is applied
toward the first quarter’s tuition. Should the student
decide not to attend, the deposit will be returned.

Delinquent Accounts
Students will not be given an Associate in Specialized Business
Degree or a transcript of record, including grades, until school
indebtness has been fully paid.

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Financial Aid Programs...
There are many ways to get financial help. Once you have decided
upon a Newport Business Institute education, we can assist you in
obtaining the various means to pay for your education and are eager to
serve in this regard.

STATE HIGHER EDUCATION GRANT—Students enrolled in


programs of 1800 hours or longer are eligible to apply for the State
Higher Education Grant of the Pennsylvania Higher Education
Assistance Agency.

We can PELL GRANT PROGRAM—This is the Federal Program which


provides funds to eligible students after high school. The Grant funds
assist you up to $4,731 per year.

FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PLAN (FFELP)—


in obtaining Students enrolled in programs at Newport Business Institute are
eligible for the Guaranty Loan Program of the Pennsylvania
the various Higher Education Assistance Agency. PHEAA provides needed
funds for qualified students in amounts up to $3,500 first year and
aids to pay $4,500 second year, and repayment may be deferred until six months
after graduation and spread over a period as long as ten years.
for your Complete information is available from the financial aid office or
lending institution.
education
STUDENT ASSISTANCE LOANS FROM OTHER STATES—
Students who are residents of other states are eligible for loans
and are through the organization set up to make such loans in those states. In
general, the funds provided can equal $3,500 per year and are
anxious to available to qualified students who are high school graduates and
residents of those states.
serve in
NEWPORT BUSINESS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS—The
this regard! school awards up to three scholarships a year valued up to one-half
of the total tuition cost. The awarding of any federal or state grants
will affect the value of the scholarship.

If the scholarship recipient earns a 3.0 QPA minimum for the 2008-
2009 academic year, his or her scholarship will be extended through
the 2009-2010 academic year.

The Newport Business Institute Scholarship Committee selects


recipients based upon scholastic achievement (high school 3.0 QPA
minimum) and financial need. All applicants for the scholarship must
submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation/reference
before the Scholarship Committee meets. The recipients must be
of good moral character and maintain academic excellence. The
scholarship is open only to high school seniors.

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FBLA SCHOLARSHIPS—The Newport Business Institute awards
a Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship.
The school awards one (1) scholarship to a member of Future
Business Leaders of America chapter in Pennsylvania. Interested
FBLA members should secure a “Pennsylvania FBLA Scholarship
Application” from his or her local advisor and follow the directions
for applying for a scholarship. The recipient will be selected by the
committee of FBLA advisors and a representative of Newport
Business Institute. The scholarship is valued at one-half of the total
annual tuition cost.

The individual’s financial need will be the determining factor for


selection. A 3.0 quality point average is required during the period
the scholarship is in effect.

Applicants should indicate by letter their interest in applying for the


scholarship. The deadline for all scholarship applicants is March 16, Deadline
2009. The scholarship is open to only high school seniors.
for all

Newport
Federal Assistance Programs
scholarships
Newport Business Institute is approved for training students under
the following programs: is
G.I. BILL—Veterans eligible for education and training under the
Title 38 of the United States Code are entitled to a legislatively set March 16.
monthly allowance from the Veterans Administration while attending
the school in an approved program of study.

WAR ORPHANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE—This


program provides financial aid for the education of sons and daughters
of veterans who died during, or as a result of, active service. Benefits
are similar to those of the G.I. Bill. Dependents of disabled veterans
may also be eligible for this program.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FOR VETERANS—


Veterans disabled during wartime and under certain peacetime
service may be eligible for educational benefits and training .

OTHER STATE FEDERAL PROGRAMS—Financial assistance


may be available through such government programs as Workforce
Investment Act (WIA), Bureau of Indian Affairs (for American
Indian Youth), and State Vocational Rehabilitation (for
handicapped), and Training Rehabilitation Act (TRA).

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Refund Policy
If any student withdrawing has received a Federal Stafford Loan and the loan has been
negotiated by the school and the student, any refund due to the student must be returned to
the lender as a payment on the student’s loan. If the student is attending Newport Business
Institute for the first term (first term enrollment), the student must be enrolled 30 days before
the school can negotiate the loan check. If the student withdraws within that 30 days, the
loan check will be returned to the lender and the entire loan will be cancelled.

For students withdrawing from school, after classes begin, the refund of tuition charges
for each term, will be as follows according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Private
Licensed School Regulations:

First Week—For a student terminating after entering school and starting the course, but
within the first seven calendar days of the quarter, the tuition charges shall not exceed
25% of the tuition for the quarter.
After First Seven Calendar Days—For a student terminating after the first seven
calendar days but within the first 25% of the quarter, the tuition charges shall not exceed
45% of the tuition for the quarter.
After 25%—For a student terminating after completing 25% but within 50% of the
quarter, the tuition charges shall not exceed 70% of the tuition for the quarter.
After 50%—No Refund for the quarter

All refunds of prepaid tuition shall be made by the school within thirty days of termina-
tion of student attendance. The termination date for refund computation purposes is the
last date of recorded attendance.

There is no refund of books, fees or supply charges to students who fall under the
Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed School Regulations.

Veterans who withdraw prior to the completion of their courses are calculated on a pro
rata basis. [38 USC, 1776 (c) (13)]

Newport Business Institute Return of Title IV Funds Policy


A portion of Title IV Aid may have to be returned to the appropriate agency when a
student withdraws or is terminated.

The amount of Title IV Aid to be returned will depend upon the date of the student’s last
recorded day of attendance.

Official notification of withdrawal must be either in writing or orally to:


Ms. Mary O. Weaver or Susan A. Crago

In accordance with federal regulations, those students who receive federal financial aid
and who withdraw from the Newport Business Institute during the first 60% of the billing
period will have their federal financial aid adjusted based on the percent of the period
completed prior to withdrawal. That is, students will be entitled to retain the same percent
of the federal financial aid received as the percent of the billing period completed. This

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percent is calculated by dividing the number of days in the billing period (less any
consecutive breaks of 5 days or more) into the number of days completed prior to
withdrawal or termination. There will be no adjustment to federal financial aid after the
completion of at least 60% of the billing period.
Example: # of days completed
# of days in the billing period = % of aid earned
100% - % of aid earned = % of funds to be returned
Student withdraws with a last day of recorded attendance on the 32nd day of the billing
period. There are 78 days in the billing period:
32
78 = 41.03% of aid earned
100% - 41.0% = 59.0% of funds to be returned
This policy applies to all federal financial aid. It includes Pell grants, Subsidized and
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and PLUS loans.

When the amount of federal funds to be returned has been calculated, the funds will be
returned in the following order:
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Subsidized Stafford Loans
PLUS Loans
Pell Grants
Other Title IV Aid
Other Federal, State, private or institutional student financial assistance
To the student
Please note that students who receive a refund of financial aid for educational expenses
prior to withdrawing from Newport Business Institute may owe a repayment of those
funds. Students will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office in such situations and will
be given procedures to follow to take care of the overpayment.

In most cases of overpayment, the student may consider the repayment of the Federal
Stafford Loan as satisfactory repayment arrangements.

Please Note: The majority of students who drop before the 60% point will owe Newport
Business Institute money. This is a result of Newport’s tuition refund policy, which is in
accordance with the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed School Regulations.
This refund is not in direct proportion with the Return of Title IV refund policy that is
mandated by the United States Department of Education.

Scholastic Recognition
The Associate in Specialized Business Degree is awarded to students who successfully
complete the requirements for graduation in specified two-year programs. A certificate is
awarded for a shorter course of study. A transcript of the student’s record is provided for
all work completed. It is the responsibility of the student to secure the transcript when his
contact with the school is terminated.

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Job Placement
Job placement service is available to all Newport Business Institute
Graduates at no cost. It is important to the Newport Business
Institute community that graduates have every opportunity to find
placement upon graduation. After all, when businesses hire Newport
Business Institute graduates, it signifies that the school is meeting its
objective. With this in mind, the Career Development Coordinator
maintains a close rapport with the area business community. Through
maintaining and nurturing this rapport, the Career Development
Coordinator can better consider graduates for positions they are
interested in and qualified for.
Job All placement information can be obtained in the business office.

placement School hours are planned so that they allow time for part-time
employment. Since Newport Business Institute is located near the
service downtown business area, there is always a demand for our students
for afternoon and evening work.
is available
All Associate in Specialized Business Degree graduates of Newport
Business Institute are entitled to placement assistance. No school can
to all guarantee placement for its graduates; however, we assure all our
graduates full cooperation and assistance in securing employment
Newport upon graduation and also in the future.

Business We invite recruiters from many companies to visit the school to talk
to the students about future employment. With very few exceptions,
Institute our graduates find the opportunities for positions they have hoped
for. Many of our graduates have been very successful in
Graduates business and are well-known leaders in their fields.

Careful consideration is given to Newport Business Institute


at no cost.
graduates who ask for a new job opportunity, regardless of the
number of years that have passed or skills that may have grown
rusty. Refresher training courses are offered by the school.

It is possible in many cases to place Newport Business Institute


graduates not only in the specific field they desire, but also in the
location they specify. Placement is not limited to a particular part of
the country.

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Reports
Reports for each student are issued at the end of each quarter. The reports show the progress
of the student in each program they are pursuing as well as the statement of attendance.
The following is the grading scale:
A-Excellent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90%-100% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 quality points
B-Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80%-89% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 quality points
C-Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70%-79% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 quality points
D-Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60%-69% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 quality points
F-Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59% or below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 quality points
I-Incomplete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Credit withheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No QPA Computed
W-Withdraw . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Credit withheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No QPA Computed
TR-Transfer Credit . . . . . . . . .Credit granted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No QPA Computed
F*- See Below . . . . . . . . . . . . .59% or below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No QPA Computed
A student will receive a “W” if he or she withdraws before the end of the 6th week; after
the 6th week, the student will receive an “F” for the course.
F* (The student originally earned an F, retook the course and received a higher grade.)

Quality Point Average


It is important that students know their quality point average and keep it above the
minimum 2.0 required to remain off probation and to graduate.

To complete the quality point average:


1. Total the quality points.
2. Divide the total quality points by the number of courses taken.
3. The quotient is your quality point average.

Notice of academic probation or dismissal for academic reasons are mailed to students.

Students are expected to maintain a satisfactory academic record at Newport Business


Institute. Instructors will issue mid-term reports to students who are failing or near
failing a course.

A student is placed on the Dean’s List at the end of each reporting period if he or she
maintains a cumulative 3.5 based on the 4.0 system. Individual accumulation of grades is
kept by the teachers and is then transferred at the completion of a course to the student’s
record card in the school office.

Incomplete & Failing Grades


An “I” grade indicates incomplete work in class. It is the student’s responsibility to
complete the course work within two weeks of the end of the previous term. If the work
is not completed within the two weeks, the “I” grade will be changed to an “F”; and
it becomes the student’s responsibility to repeat the course when it is offered again. A
student cannot graduate if he or she has an “F” in any course.

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Attendance
Newport Business Institute students attend classes four days a week
(Monday through Thursday) from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Teachers
are available for tutoring, counseling, and giving make-up exams.
Each student is expected to be in daily attendance at each
session. The school should be notified when a student is absent.
Students attending under the veterans’ program must attend 85% of
the duration of the course in order to attain satisfactory attendance.
When the student has missed 15% of the duration of the course
by excused and/or unexcused absence, his or her training will be
immediately interrupted.
Students will be allowed to miss four (4) periods per class per
twelve-week term. All periods missed will be counted individually.

At For example, a student misses Monday and Tuesday all day. He or


she now has two absences for all five class periods scheduled.
Newport Only two more days can be missed without him or her losing a
letter grade.
Business In the event a student misses five (5) class periods in any one class,
his/her grade will be lowered one letter grade in that class.
Institute,
If a student misses a total of nine (9) class periods in any one class,
we help he or she will be dropped another grade in that class. No failing
grade will be given because of attendance.
you focus
Any student who misses eight (8) consecutive absences will be
treated as a withdrawal after that eighth (8th) absence. Exception to
on your
missing eight consecutive class days will be when a student is
hospitalized and before the end of the eighth day submits proof of
future! hospitalization to the Director.

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Excused Absences
The following types of absences will be considered by an Appeals Board as excused at
the end of the term for a total of five or more absences. The student must keep
documentation of same until the end of the term for presentation to the Appeals Board.

1. Hospitalization of the student or student’s immediate family. (The immediate family


shall consist of the student’s spouse, parents or children.) Students who are
hospitalized may be excused from the aforementioned policy up to twelve (12) days.
After twelve (12) days have elapsed, each case will be considered individually by the
Appeals Board.
2. Death in student’s family.
A. Three days excused absence will be permitted for the death of a student’s
spouse, children, parents or brothers and sisters.
B. One day permitted for the death of any other family member.
3. Mandatory court appearances.
4. Welfare, WIC, or other appointments that cannot be scheduled for Friday.
5. Interviews for graduating students.
6. Jury Duty.
7. Emergency room outpatient visits. For emergency procedure only. (EXAMPLES:
broken bones, lacerations, other type of critical care. This does NOT include common
illnesses that can be taken care of by family physicians.)
8. Natural Disasters (flood, fire, etc.)
9. Non hospitalized car accidents coming to school.

Documentation shall consist of either a doctor’s signed verification of the student’s illness
of the immediate family member’s illness for hospital stays or an obituary notice for
funerals. The school must be apprised of the reason for the absence within 24 hours or
said absence will be recorded as an unexcused.

Tardies will be counted toward absences. Three tardies will equal one absence. Teachers
will consider a student tardy if he/she misses no more than 30 minutes. After 30
minutes, the student will be considered absent. Students leaving a class within the first
45 minutes will be considered absent from the class. Students leaving 45 minutes after
the class will receive a tardy for that period.

Each instructor will maintain a log book for students to sign when they arrive late or
leave early.

Make-up work is not permitted for the purpose of receiving Veterans Administration
training allowances. Class cuts shall be recorded as absences.

The institution will maintain records of attendance. Absences must be reported to the
Veterans Administration and other federal or state agencies. All full day absences will
be indicated; and, in addition, partial absences will be compiled and reported if this
is appropriate.

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Standards of Satisfactory Progress
The academic year for students enrolled at Newport Business Institute is three 12-week
quarters per year. The school determines at the end of each quarter that a student is
progressing satisfactorily, using the grade point average. The student is notified of
academic probation or academic suspension status by a letter and notification of a
required meeting with the director. At the time of meeting with the director, an academic
probation or suspension form is signed by the student.

The maximum allowable time frame for a student to complete the program in which
he/she has originally enrolled is 1.5 times the length of the program.

Academic Probation/Suspension. Students whose grade point average falls below a 2.0
for any quarter are placed on academic probation for the next quarter. A quarter (term) is
the grading period used in applying these standards. Students placed on academic
probation must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for the probationary quarter and
must complete a minimum of 60 percent of a normal class load during that quarter to
avoid suspension. If the student does not have a grade point average of at least 2.0 for
the probationary quarter, the student is suspended for one quarter unless mitigating
circumstances exist.

Students reentering school after being suspended for one quarter for failure to meet the
grade point average or minimum work completion requirements shall not be eligible for
financial aid during their first quarter of reentry. If the student corrects the deficiency
that caused the suspension by the end of the reentry quarter, financial aid eligibility is
reestablished beginning with the next quarter. If the student does not correct the
deficiency that caused the suspension by the end of the reentry quarter, the student will be
dismissed from the ASB degree program.

Extended Enrollment Status. If a student loses his/her ASB degree status because of
not meeting satisfactory progress or cumulative GPA requirements, he/she may be placed
on an extended enrollment status and may continue training as a certificate
student. Certificate students are ineligible for any federal, state, or other student financial
aid. Reentry into the ASB degree program will be based on the student
achieving a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and successfully completing 60% of the
credits attempted. The student may then be eligible for federal, state, or other student
financial aid. However, in no circumstances may the student exceed the 150% maximum
time frame as outlined above and graduate in the original program. Credits taken by the
student on extended enrollment status will be counted as credits attempted and will be
used in calculating cumulative GPA.

Appeal Process. Any student certified as not demonstrating satisfactory progress has the
opportunity to appeal the action. Appeals must be in writing to the director. A student
who wishes to appeal a satisfactory progress decision may have special or mitigating

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circumstances. The student should explain what type of circumstances contributed to the
academic problem and what plans the student has to eliminate those potential problems in
the future. Each appeal evaluation is an individual judgment based on the student’s record
and personal circumstances.

An appeal of the satisfactory progress decision will be taken to the faculty advisor in the
student’s program area, the director, and the financial aid administrator. The results of the
appeal will be given to the student and to the financial aid office. In the event a student is
not satisfied with an appeal decision, he/she may appeal to the president of Newport
Business Institute.

Successful student appeals will result in an appropriate individual adjustment to the


satisfactory progress policy. If the appeal is approved, the student will continue in school.
The student will have one quarter to correct all academic deficiencies and will be on
academic probation for that quarter.

Some examples of extenuating personal circumstances for which an appeal may be made
are illness, death of a family member, employment responsibilities, change in program of
study, or the length of time since previous enrollment. Appropriate documentation should
accompany the appeal.

Incompletes. An incomplete is identified on the report card with an “I.” An incomplete


grade must be removed two weeks after the completion of the course or it automatically
becomes an “F.” This time frame may be adjusted at the discretion of the director or
instructor. The incomplete grade has no effect on the GPA. However, the incomplete grade
is considered as credits attempted but not computed in calculating the percentage needed
for satisfactory academic progress. After the two-week period and the course completion,
the student receives his/her grade, and the student’s GPA and satisfactory academic
progress are recalculated.

Additions/Withdrawals. A student may add a course no later than one week after the
course begins.

A student dropping a course before the end of the sixth week will receive the notation “W”
on the transcript. A course with the designation of “W” has no effect on the quarter’s grade
point average and is not considered as credits earned in calculating the percentage needed
for satisfactory progress. It is, however, counted as credits attempted in determining the
maximum course completion length allowed.

After the sixth week, the student will receive an “F” for the dropped course. The grade
does have an effect on the quarter’s grade point average and is considered as credits earned
in calculating the percentage needed for satisfactory progress. It is counted as credits
attempted in determining the maximum course completion length allowed.

Repetitions. A repeated course is identified on the transcript with an asterisk beside the
grade. A student may repeat a course only one time after failing (or receiving a “D” in a

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course considered a “major” course). The grade and credits earned for a repeated course are
included when determining the GPA but not when determining satisfactory academic
progress for financial aid purposes.

Change Program/Additional Degree. When a student changes programs or seeks an addi-


tional degree, only the credits attempted and grades earned for those courses, that are appli-
cable to the new program will be used to determine satisfactory progress.

Transfer Credits. Transfer credits that apply to the program count toward the actual time
frame (quantitative standard) of a student’s program but not toward his/her GPA (qualitative
standard).

Return to School After a Withdrawal. If a student withdraws from school and wishes to
return, he/she must first complete an application form. If the student’s prior account is paid
in full, the admission’s office will then send he/she a new enrollment agreement. If a balance
remains on the student’s account, he/she must contact the financial aid office for payment
arrangements.

Once the financial aid office receives the student’s application form and enrollment
agreement, it will begin to reinstate the student’s financial aid if he/she is eligible. If the stu-
dent is returning in a new academic award year, he/she will need to apply for financial aid
by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Completion/Placement Rates. Program completion and placement rates may be obtained


by contacting the Admissions Office. The rates are available to all students.

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Graduation Requirements
To qualify for graduation in the Business Administration Program,
the Secretarial Science-Executive Option Program, the Secretarial
Science-Legal Option Program, or the Secretarial Science-Medical
Option Program, 90 Credit Hours must be attained and have a
cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) on a 4.0 scale.

(If a student meets requirements for graduation but has not paid all
tuition or other fees due, the student shall graduate but will not be
entitled to a degree, transcript or other documents from the school.)

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Unit of Credit / School Year
Newport Business Institute uses the quarter hour as its unit of
credit. A standard quarter hour credit requires 20 hours of lecture
or laboratory, or 30 hours of externship/practicum. Each term is
twelve weeks in length. The school measures and awards credit
based upon quarter hours, notwithstanding that the actual number
of clock hours may also be listed. A student is considered to be in
full-time attendance when carrying twelve quarter hours per term.
A school year is defined as three terms (or quarters).

The above paragraph applies only to those programs operated on a


quarter term (or standard) basis. For those programs operated on a
non-term (or non-standard) basis, the following applies:

A standard hour of credit requires twenty class hours of work-


lab or lecture. The school measures and awards credit based on
the number of credit hours completed, notwithstanding that the
actual number of clock hours may also be listed. A school year
is defined as a minimum of 36 credit hours or a maximum of
45 credit hours.

20 Lectures are equal to 1 quarter credit hour, 20 labs are equal


to 1 quarter credit hour and 30 practicum are equal to 1 quarter
credit hour.

One clock hour equals 50 minutes.

A credit hour is a unit of measure, not necessarily an indicator of


transferability of credit. The receiving institution, rather than the
training institution, decides whether to accept transfers of credits.

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Length of Programs
The two-year Associate in Specialized Business Degree programs
will consist of six (6) twelve week terms (approximately 18
months) for those students making normal academic progress.
Freshman are those students enrolled in their first three terms. A
minimum of thirty-six (36) credits must be obtained before being
considered a senior (second academic level). Failure to meet these
standards of academic progress may result in temporary loss of
financial aid.

Students enrolling in any Associate in Specialized Business Degree


program must attend at least one (1) summer term.

Complaint Procedures
Questions or concerns pertaining to the school’s commitment to
satisfying the terms of enrollment should be directed to the school’s
director.

In the event the questions or concerns are not satisfactorily


resolved by the Director or by other school officials, interested
individuals or groups may bring the matter in question to the
attention of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools,
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, and our Accrediting Council
(ACICS), 750 First Street, NE Suite 980, Washington, DC
20002-4241.

Evaluation of Credit
The school evaluates courses in credit hours.

Books & Supplies


Books and supplies are sold the week before the quarter in which
they are needed.

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Discipline & Dress
The school discipline and dress are similar to those of the modern
business office. Students are expected to be as prompt and faithful
in their school work as they will have to be in business. Since we
are training students for business service, we consider it a part of
our duty to teach them correct business behavior, conduct, and
dress. The dress code will also be in effect on business trips.

Students must not wear jeans (of any color), sneakers, sweatshirts,
T-shirts, or other attire not accepted in a business office.

The
Room & Board
Prospective students need not hesitate about coming to our
externship
friendly city. Many people in the area will accept students for room
and board. The school will assist the student in finding a place to program is
room, but final arrangement is between the student and the landlord
and must be to the satisfaction of the student as to desirability and designed
cost. The school assumes no responsibility in selection, rates,
complaints, or safety of the student. to provide

students with
Extracurricular Activities
hands-on,
The school encourages students to participate in outside activities.
All activities are planned by the Student Council and have proved practical
to be very successful. During the year, various trips have been
planned, along with other activities that the student body elects experience
to hold. These activities provide an atmosphere of refinement and
wholesome interests and add personal, social, and leadership devel- to supplement
opment.
their
Newport Business Institute reserves the right to make changes and
the information in this catalog is subject to change without notice
and is not legally binding. Any changes made will be those we feel education.
are beneficial to the student.

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The
following
Business Administration
is a list Awards the Associate in Specialized Business Degree
of career
options Seventy-two Weeks-90 Credit Hours
available
upon This program is designed to give the student a wide range of
completion courses in the field of business. He or she will receive training in
of your the areas of accounting, law, sales management, and real estate.
classroom The purposes of the courses are to give well-rounded training in
training: many areas of business organization and operation, and to make
the student excellent promotable material.
ACCOUNT
MANAGER
PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS
GENERAL AC 101 Accounting I 3
MANAGER AC 102 Accounting II 3
AC 103 Accounting III 3
SALES AC 104 Cost Accounting 3
REPRESENTATIVE AC 105 Federal Tax Accounting 3
AC 106 Payroll Accounting 3
SALES AC 109 Electronic Spreadsheets 3
MANAGER AC 110 Computer Accounting Applications 3
BA 102 Records and Database Management 3
TAX BA 105 Real Estate 3
ACCOUNTANT BA 107 Psychology of Success 3
BA 110 Sales Management 3
ACCOUNTING BA 111 Business Administration Practicum 15
PAYROLL C 101 Computer Concepts I 3
SPECIALIST C 102 Computer Concepts II 3
EC 102 Electronic Calculators 3
COST GE 101 Communication I 3
ACCOUNTANT GE 102 Communication II 3
GE 103 Public Speaking 3
GE 104 Mathematics 3
GE 105 Human Relations 3
GE 106 Geography of Pennsylvania 3
K 101 Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3
L 101 Law I 3
L 102 Law II 3
WP 101 Word/Information Processing 3

Each credit hour (except practicum) equals 20 clock hours.


Each credit hour for practicum equals 30 clock hours.

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Secretarial Science Executive Option The
following
Awards the Associate in Specialized Business Degree is a list
of career
Seventy-two Weeks-90 Credit Hours options
This program offers training in the secretarial field and provides available
upon
the student with a better knowledge and understanding of not only
completion
the secretarial field but also of the related subjects such as
of your
law, and word processing. This makes the student good
classroom
promotional material and a secretary better able to assist in the
training:
administrative and managerial aspects of business organizations.
ADMINISTRATIVE
PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS ASSISTANT
AC 101 Accounting I 3
AC 109 Electronic Spreadsheets 3 OFFICE
BA 102 Records and Database Management 3 MANAGER
BA 105 Real Estate 3
BA 107 Psychology of Success 3 EXECUTIVE
BA 110 Sales Management 3 SECRETARY
C 101 Computer Concepts I 3
C 102 Computer Concepts II 3 OFFICE
EC 102 Electronic Calculators 3 COORDINATOR
EP 101 Executive Office Procedures I 3
EP 102 Executive Office Procedures II 3 RECEPTIONIST/
EP 103 Executive Office Procedures III 3 SECRETARY
EP 104 Executive Practicum 15
GE 101 Communication I 3 CUSTOMER
SERVICE
GE 102 Communication II 3
GE 103 Public Speaking 3
GE 104 Mathematics 3
GE 105 Human Relations 3
GE 106 Geography of Pennsylvania 3
K 101 Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3
K 102 Intermediate Keyboarding for
Microcomputers 3
K 103 Advanced Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3
L 101 Law I 3
S 101 Speedwriting 3
S 102 Dictation 3
WP 101 Word/Information Processing 3

Each credit hour (except practicum) equals 20 clock hours.


Each credit hour for practicum equals 30 clock hours.

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The
following
Secretarial Science Legal Option
is a list Awards the Associate in Specialized Business Degree
of career
options Seventy-two Weeks-90 Credit Hours
available Attorneys, insurance companies, the courts, municipalities, and
upon
government agencies are seeking men and women who are trained
completion
to do secretarial work and who also have some knowledge and
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understanding of the legal profession.
classroom
training: This program fosters an understanding of the structure and
operation of the modern legal environment. Emphasis is on
LEGAL legal terminology, business law concepts, and the preparation of
SECRETARY correctly formatted legal documents.

LEGAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS


TRANSCRIPTIONIST AC 101 Accounting I 3
AC 109 Electronic Spreadsheets 3
LEGAL BA 102 Records and Database Management 3
ASSISTANT
BA 105 Real Estate 3
BA 107 Psychology of Success 3
LEGAL
C 101 Computer Concepts I 3
RECORDS
C 102 Computer Concepts II 3
CLERK
EC 102 Electronic Calculators 3
OFFICE
GE 101 Communication I 3
MANAGER GE 102 Communication II 3
GE 103 Public Speaking 3
GE 104 Mathematics 3
GE 105 Human Relations 3
GE 106 Geography of Pennsylvania 3
K 101 Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3
K 102 Intermediate Keyboarding for
Microcomputers 3
L 101 Law I 3
L 102 Law II 3
L 103 Legal Terminology 3
L 106 Legal Practicum 15
LP 101 Legal Office Procedures I 3
LP 102 Legal Office Procedures II 3
LP 103 Legal Office Procedures III 3
S 101 Speedwriting 3
S 102 Dictation 3
WP 101 Word/Information Processing 3

Each credit hour (except practicum) equals 20 clock hours.


Each credit hour for practicum equals 30 clock hours.

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Secretarial Science Medical Option The
following
Awards the Associate in Specialized Business Degree is a list
Seventy-two Weeks-90 Credit Hours of career
options
The need for secretaries who are trained in the field of medicine available
and surgery is growing each year. Medical associations, insurance upon
companies, doctors, hospitals, and clinics look for men and women completion
who have specialized in the medical secretarial field. This program of your
prepares the student not only for the medical secretarial field, but classroom
also for secretarial positions in the field of business. training:

MEDICAL
PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS
SECRETARY
AC 101 Accounting I 3
AC 109 Electronic Spreadsheets 3 MEDICAL
BA 102 Records and Database Management 3 TRANSCRIPTIONIST
BA 107 Psychology of Success 3
C 101 Computer Concepts I 3 MEDICAL
C 102 Computer Concepts II 3 ASSISTANT
EC 102 Electronic Calculators 3
GE 101 Communication I 3 MEDICAL
GE 102 Communication II 3 RECORDS
TECHNICIAN
GE 103 Public Speaking 3
GE 104 Mathematics 3
MEDICAL
GE 105 Human Relations 3 OFFICE
GE 106 Geography of Pennsylvania 3 MANAGER
K 101 Keyboarding for Microcomputers 3
K 102 Intermediate Keyboarding for INSURANCE
Microcomputers 3 CODER
MD 101 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
MD 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
MD 103 Medical Terminology 3
MD 104 Medical Office Procedures 3
MD 105 Medical Records 3
MD 107 Medical Records II 3
MD 108 Insurance Coding 3
MD 106 Medical Practicum 15
S 101 Speedwriting 3
S 102 Dictation 3
WP 101 Word/Information Processing 3

*This program has been approved for online delivery.

Each credit hour (except practicum) equals 20 clock hours.


Each credit hour for practicum equals 30 clock hours.

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Course Descriptions
AC 101 ACCOUNTING I AC 106 PAYROLL ACCOUNTING
3 Credits 3 Credits
The study and application of the entire accounting PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I
cycle starting with the business transaction and A course designed to give thorough understanding
ending with the post-closing trial balance. The of payroll accounting, the Federal Insurance
accounting cycle is considered for both a personal Contributions Act, and state and federal taxes
service enterprise and a retail enterprise. This imposed on the employer and employee. Subject
course is the foundation of all future accounting matter is coordinated with actual use of the
courses. various payroll tax forms.

AC 102 ACCOUNTING II AC 109 ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS


3 Credits 3 Credits
PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I PREREQUISITE COMPUTER CONCEPTS I
This course is designed to give the accounting This course is designed to present to the student
student an extensive knowledge of the procedures techniques for efficient and productive use of
used in accounting for cash, the voucher system, spreadsheets and provide them with a working
short-term notes receivables and interest, knowledge of the basic capabilities of current
uncollectible amounts receivables, merchandise applicable software.
inventory, property, plant and equipment, and
intangible assets. AC 110 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING
APPLICATIONS
AC 103 ACCOUNTING III
3 Credits
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I-II
PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I-II
This course is designed to familiarize the student
This course will give the accounting student a
with computerized accounting systems which are
thorough understanding of the procedures used in
norm in business today and to enable the student
partnership and corporate accounting. The sub-
to convert their manual accounting skills to
jects considered include: partnership organization
computerized system and give them adequate
and division of profits; corporate characteristics
hands on experience.
and formation; accounting for stocks and bonds;
temporary and long-term investments; statement
BA 102 RECORDS AND DATABASE
of cash flows; and financial statement analysis.
MANAGEMENT
3 Credits
AC 104 COST ACCOUNTING
The purpose of this course is for students to learn
3 Credits
how to manage paper, film, and computer records.
PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I-II-III
They will learn how to solve records and database
The study and application of the procedures for
management problems faced by employees in a
compiling, summarizing, analyzing, and interpret-
variety of office occupations: administrative
ing cost data and for determining unit cost produc-
support, junior management, accounting, data
tion under both a job order cost system and a stan-
processing, word processing, stenography, and
dard cost system for manufacturing company.
records management. All basic rules of filing will
be covered.
AC 105 FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING
3 Credits
BA 104 MARKETING
PREREQUISITE ACCOUNTING I-II-III
3 Credits
This course teaches the fundamentals of reporting
The course objective is to present a clear-cut
income for individuals. Subjects considered are
picture of the development and present status of
income, expenses, exemptions, capital gains and
marketing, to analyze its processes, functions, and
losses, and other tax problems. The subject mat-
institutions and examine the various policies and
ter is coordinated with the actual use of the Form
activities of marketing institutions.
1040 and its supporting schedules and forms.

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BA 105 REAL ESTATE EC 102 ELECTRONIC CALCULATORS
3 Credits 3 Credits
The main objective of this fundamental course is The student will learn the correct use of an elec-
to acquaint the student with the principles of own- tronic calculator in relation to the four basic math-
ership, leasing, and transferring of real property. ematical functions: addition, subtraction, multipli-
The course is designed to aid the secretary in deal- cation, and division. Speed and accuracy are
ing with real estate transactions and to assist the emphasized in this course. Through the use of
student in acquiring interest in real property. simulations, the student will integrate accounting,
calculator, and business math knowledge.
BA 107 PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS
3 Credits EP 101 EXECUTIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES I
This course develops a positive approach to life- 3 Credits
long learning. Students are encouraged to identify PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR
specific short and long-term goals with a detailed
MICROCOMPUTERS AND INTERMEDIATE
plan for personal and career achievement.
KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS
BA 110 SALES MANAGEMENT This course focuses on completing projects that
3 Credits integrate business terms, critical thinking
A course designed to understand the significance strategies, and Web-research skills into document
of the core activity of the dynamic marketing production. Related learning and success tips are
function, personal selling. This course reviews the included to improve workplace efficiency and
role of the salesperson in the new area of relation- enhance professional development.
ship management, and reveals the range of skills
needed to succeed in the challenging and reward- EP 102 EXECUTIVE OFFICE
ing world of professional sales. PROCEDURES II
3 Credits
BA 111 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR
PRACTICUM MICROCOMPUTERS, INTERMEDIATE
15 Credits KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS
PREREQUISITE: A passing grade in each of the AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES I
twenty-five courses required for the Associate in A continuation of Executive Office Procedures I,
Specialized Business Degree–Business Administration this course emphasizes the use correlation, and
program as stated on page 23 of the catalog. integration of various Microsoft programs such as
In cooperation with a local business, the student Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel into an
spends 375 hours gaining practical experience in an office environment while continuing to include
office setting. This experience may be obtained in a Web-based research and productivity. Efficiency
number of businesses in the community. and professional development are stressed.
C 101 COMPUTER CONCEPTS I
3 Credits EP 103 EXECUTIVE OFFICE
This course provides a general introduction to PROCEDURES III
computers and information processing. Topics 3 Credits
covered include computer hardware and software; PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR
input, processing, and output; storage; database MICROCOMPUTERS, INTERMEDIATE
organization; the Internet; etc. KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS
AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES I-II
C 102 COMPUTER CONCEPTS II This course teaches the student to transcribe
3 Credits quickly and accurately over one hundred letters,
PREREQUISITE COMPUTER CONCEPTS I memorandums, forms, and other documents from
This course introduces students to Microsoft cassette dictation. Emphasis is upon correct
Windows. Among the topics covered are use of a spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format-
mouse; management of programs and files; use of ting.
Wordpad, Paint, Clipboard, and other accessories;
and printing.

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EP 104 EXECUTIVE PRACTICUM L 102 LAW II
15 Credits 3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: A passing grade in each of the PREREQUISITE LAW I
twenty-five courses required for the Associate in This course provides the student insight concern-
Specialized Business Degree–Executive Option pro- ing governmental regulations as related to
gram as stated on page 24 of the catalog. the leasing and transfer or personal and real prop-
In cooperation with a local business, the student erly.
spends 375 hours gaining practical experience in
an office setting. This experience may be obtained L 103 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY
in a number of executive offices in the community. 3 Credits
This course teaches the student the pronunciation,
K 101 KEYBOARDING FOR spelling, and meaning of approximately eight
MICROCOMPUTERS hundred essential legal terms commonly used in
3 Credits the legal profession. Areas of law covered include
This course is an introduction to the keyboard by litigation, criminal law, probate, real property,
touch on microcomputers. A combination of text contracts, domestic relations, corporations, etc.
and software helps students gain speed and accu-
racy. Once they have mastered the keyboard, stu- L 106 LEGAL PRACTICUM
dents move on to the formatting of reports, letters 15 Credits
and tables. PREREQUISITE: A passing grade in each of the
twenty-five courses required for the Associate in
K 102 INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING Specialized Business Degree–Legal Option program
FOR MICROCOMPUTERS as stated on page 25 of the catalog.
3 Credits In cooperation with a legal office, the student will
PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR spend 375 hours gaining practical experience in a
MICROCOMPUTERS legal setting. This experience is obtained in an
A continuation of Keyboarding for Micro- attorney’s office, a courthouse, etc.
computers that includes straight copy, timed
writings, letter styles, business forms, and more LP 101 LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I
advanced tables and report formats. 3 Credits
PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICRO-
K 103 ADVANCED KEYBOARDING FOR COMPUTERS AND INTERMEDIATE KEY-
MICROCOMPUTERS BOARDING FOR MICRO-COMPUTERS
3 Credits The student learns to type such legal forms such
PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR as deeds, wills, articles of agreement, contracts,
MICROCOMPUTERS AND INTERMEDIATE briefs, ad letters, and other forms used in the legal
KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS profession. Organization and operation of a typi-
In this course a diagnostic approach will be cal law office are also covered.
applied to help students achieve greater speeds
with fewer errors on one and five minute timed LP 102 LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES II
writings. 3 Credits
PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR
L 101 LAW I MICROCOMPUTERS, INTERMEDIATE
3 Credits KEYBOARDING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS
The purpose of this course is to give the student an AND LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I
understanding of the history and development of In this course, students learn to transcribe legal
our legal system and a knowledge of the legal documents neatly and accurately from audio cas-
principles in the areas of contract, negotiable settes. Among the documents covered are corre-
instruments, and agency. spondence, initiating a lawsuit, answering a law-
suit, discovery/judgement and wills.

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LP 103 LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES III MD 105 MEDICAL RECORDS
3 Credits 3 Credits
PREREQUISITE KEYBOARDING FOR MICRO- This course is designed to introduce the student to
COMPUTERS, INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARD- medical record transcription. Using transcribing
ING FOR MICROCOMPUTERS AND LEGAL equipment, the student will transcribe a variety
OFFICE PROCEDURES I-II of medical reports while learning format,
A continuation of Legal Office Procedures II, punctuation, and medical terminology.
this course requires students to neatly and
proficiently produce from audio cassettes docu- MD 106 MEDICAL PRACTICUM
ments such as probate procedures; guardianships, 15 Credits
conservatorships, and name changes; and termina- PREREQUISITE: A passing grade in each of the
tion of marriage, adoption, and paternity. twenty-five courses required for the Associate in
Specialized Business Degree-Medical Option
MD 101 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I program as stated on page 26 of the catalog.
3 Credits In cooperation with local medical organizations,
This course traces the organization of the human the student will spend 375 hours gaining practical
body from the single cell and includes the integu- experience in a medical setting. This experience
mentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, and may be obtained in one or more departments of a
endocrine systems. The student will build a foun- hospital, such as radiology, or pathology; or at a
dation of medical terms to be used throughout all physician’s office.
the medical courses.

MD 102 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II MD 107 MEDICAL RECORDS II


3 Credits 3 Credits
PREREQUISITE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I PREREQUISITE MEDICAL RECORDS
Beginning where MD 101 ended, this course of The basic objective of this course is to familiarize
study includes the blood, heart, circulatory the student with an extensive word and phrase base
system, immunity, lymph system, respiration, as well as the more basic reports used in a typical
digestion, urinary and reproductive systems. An hospital or physician’s office. The objective is
oral report is required at the end of the course. accomplished through use of the transcribing
MD 103 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY equipment to give students practical experience
3 Credits transcribing medical reports. The student will focus
PREREQUISITE ANATOMY AND on accuracy while building transcription speed.
PHYSIOLOGY I, CO-REQUISITE ANATOMY
AND PHYSIOLOGY II MD 108 INSURANCE CODING
The student will analyze many medical words and 3 Credits
establish a solid base on which to build a large med- This course will introduce the student to the statis-
ical vocabulary. Correct spelling is emphasized, tical classification system of diseases and injuries
and written homework reinforces classroom drills. known as ICD-9-CM. Medicare requires the
MD 104 MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES use of these diagnosis codes on insurance forms.
3 Credits The student will learn entry-level coding proce-
PREREQUISITE MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY dures. In addition, the student will learn basic
One half of this course is designed to familiarize the CPT coding techniques for coding procedures
medical secretary with the routine business office performed by the physician.
skills and procedures that will be used in the
physician’s office and hospitals. Topics include S 101 SPEEDWRITING
medicolegal communication, telephone technique, 3 Credits
medical records keeping, and introduction to Speedwriting offers a fast, easy-to-learn shorthand
insurance forms. The second half of the course combining the alphabet with symbols. Theory is
introduces MediSoft, a widely used patient account-
emphasized ; there is no speed requirement.
ing software. Using the computer, students will
learn to schedule appointments, handle billing, and
produce reports.

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S 102 DICTATION GE 104 MATHEMATICS
3 Credits 3 Credits
PREREQUISITE SPEEDWRITING This course is designed to offer students the
Expanding on the theory learned in speedwriting, opportunity to expand their mathematical knowl-
dictation applies the practical uses of shorthand in edge into the areas of descriptive statistics, geom-
today’s office. Emphasis is also placed on the etry, algebra, and equation solving. It is intended
reference manual and proofreading. to provide a thorough understanding of mathemat-
ical concepts and principles necessary for success
WP 101 WORD/INFORMATION in many occupations as well as daily living.
PROCESSING
3 Credits GE 105 HUMAN RELATIONS
PREREQUISITE COMPUTER CONCEPTS I-II 3 Credits
This course introduces students to Microsoft Human Relations is a study of the social sciences
Word, a powerful and highly sophisticated involving the development and interaction of indi-
windows-based word processing program widely viduals on a daily basis. Students will research,
used in law firms, medical settings, and business write reports, and discuss topics which prepare the
offices. Students learn to key, format, edit, store student for life experiences. Topics addressed
and print documents. include diversity and global issues, ethics and
social responsibility, creative problem solving,
General Education why people act the way they do, and the barriers
GE 101 COMMUNICATION I that impede communication between people.
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the traditional GE 106 GEOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA
college-level essay. While reading and analyzing 3 Credits
good model essays by others, students work This course provides an analysis of the regional
through all levels of essay writing: development patterns of Pennsylvania. Topics include:
of a thesis; advancing and supporting the thesis; topography, climate, water resources, mineral
organizing and connecting the specific evidence; resources, and the historical development of
generating introductions, conclusions, and titles; economic regions within the state.
and revising based upon unity, support, coher-
ence, and effective sentence structure.

GE 102 COMMUNICATION II
3 Credits
PREREQUISITE COMMUNICATION I
In this course students read and analyze profes- Explanation of Course Numbering System
sional model essays while composing college-
level essays grouped according to pattern: AC Accounting
description, narration, examples, process, cause BA Business Administration
and effect, comparison and contrast, definition, C Computer Concepts
division and classification, and argumentation. EC Electronic Calculators
Students also write a summary and a report.
EP Executive Office Procedures
GE 103 PUBLIC SPEAKING GE General Education
3 Credits K Keyboarding
This course provides the student with the skills L Law
necessary to achieve clarity and confidence in
public speaking. Principles of speech communica- LP Legal Office Procedures
tion are introduced. The student will be taught to M Math
select topics, devise a main theme, collect data, MD Medical
and organize support material in outline format. S Speedwriting
Techniques in analyzing listeners, effectively WP Word/Information Processing
communicating ideas, and projecting self-
confidence will be covered.

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2008-2009 School Calendar
2008
SUMMER QUARTER
Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 4, 2008
Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 9, 2008
July 4th Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 3, 2008
Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 28, 2008
FALL QUARTER
Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 8, 2008
Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 8, 2008
Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 26, 2008
WINTER QUARTER
Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 21, 2008
Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 2, 2008
Christmas Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 22 - January 2, 2009
Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 5, 2009
SPRING QUARTER
Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 27, 2009
Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 9, 2009
Easter Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 13, 2009
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 27 - May 3, 2009
Memorial Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 25, 2009
Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 4, 2009

2009
SUMMER QUARTER
Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 15, 2009
Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 15, 2009
July 4th Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 6, 2009
Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 27, 2009
FALL QUARTER
Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 8, 2009
Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 8, 2009
Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 25, 2009
WINTER QUARTER
Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 1, 2009
Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 1, 2009
Christmas Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 21 - January 1, 2010
Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 4, 2010
SPRING QUARTER
Registration / Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 8, 2010
Quarter Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 8, 2010
Easter Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 5, 2010
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 19 - 23, 2010
Memorial Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 31, 2010
Quarter Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 3, 2010

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