2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2017-2018 Course Catalog
BridgeValley Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Information regarding affiliation status may be directed to;
Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400,
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Information regarding specialized program accreditation may be directed to the following accrediting agencies:
Commission on Dental Accreditation
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678
(Telephone: 800-621-8099, ext. 4653)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Medical Laboratory Technology:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
Dr. Marsal P. Stoll, RN, Chief Executive Officer
3343 Peachtree Road NEW, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102
Charleston, West Virginia 25311-1620
Nuclear Medicine Technology:
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology Of the American Medical Association
Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 North Meacham Road
Suite 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4360
Electrical Engineering Technology,
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,
It is the policy of BridgeValley Community and Technical College to provide equal opportunities to all prospective and current members of the student body, faculty and staff based on individual qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin or age. This policy complies with the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and all other applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances and regulations.
Information on the implementation of the policy may be obtained by contacting:
AA/EEO/ADA/ Justice Officer
2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, West Virginia 25303
Institutional Contact Information
BridgeValley Community and Technical College
2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, West Virginia 25303
The BridgeValley Community and Technical College catalog is used as a source of information for curriculum, course offerings, admission, graduation requirements, and other rules and regulations pertaining to the college. While every effort has been made to provide a correct catalog, the institution reserves the right to delete, change, or amend this information as necessary.
Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act
On November 8, 1990, the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act was signed into federal law. This Act (Public Law 101-542) requires institutions to produce and make available annually the completion or graduation rate of first-time, full-time, certificate/degree seeking undergraduates.
Graduation rates for all West Virginia public higher education institutions are published in the West Virginia Higher Education Report Card, which is available at any of the public colleges and universities and at the main public libraries throughout the state.
For information pertaining to graduation rates at BridgeValley Community and Technical College, contact the Office of the Registrar and Records at (304) 205-6708.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance, including going to public or private college or university. It ensures to the maximum extent possible that people with disabilities have the opportunity to be fully integrated into mainstream life. It applies to all qualified people with disabilities, regardless of where special education services are required in public elementary, secondary or postsecondary settings.
BridgeValley Community and Technical College is committed to excellence in education through an accessible, inclusive learning environment that provides leading edge technology and dynamic service to a diverse student body on campus, in our communities, and at a distance. Students who are protected by ADA and would benefit from reasonable accommodations should meet with the Disabilities Services counselor in the Office of Student Services.
Commitment to Social Justice
The pursuit of truth underlying the mission of BridgeValley Community and Technical College focuses attention on issues of diversity, power, and perspective, so that students, faculty, and staff may study and work in a climate of academic freedom and responsibility, developing the skills, knowledge, and self-esteem necessary for participation as world citizens. Equal opportunity is a fundamental goal in a democratic society, and BridgeValley Community and Technical College shares the responsibility for achieving that equity. The institution is committed, therefore, to ensuring that all persons, including women; people of color; people with disabilities; gays, lesbians, and bisexuals; veterans; and people of different religions, ages, and international, ethnic, and economic backgrounds benefit from the many opportunities the institution provides. In keeping with this responsibility, the members of the academic community are expected to demonstrate mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation for all persons; to express that perspective in every dimension of the institution’s life and mission; and to work cooperatively, representing not only the interests of their own groups, but also those of the wider community. The importance of the social justice program goes beyond the benefits that accrue to any one person or group, to the strengthening of the institution and the enhancing of the ability to accomplish the mission with which they have been entrusted by the people and the state of West Virginia.
Conflict is a part of everyday life and is not necessarily good or bad. The mediation of conflicts that arise among us is an important tool in helping members of our community successfully live and work well together. The Social Justice Office administers the Mediation program at BridgeValley Community and Technical College. Common causes of conflict are breakdowns in communication, contradictory beliefs and values, changes, cultural differences, and misinformation. Conflict makes many people uncomfortable, disrupts work, may cause illness, and is often times difficult to define and deal with. Examples include, but are not limited to: supervisor/employee relationships; co-worker behavior; work expectations; schedules; annoying habits; credit for work done; and many more. Mediation is a structured process of communication that creates a special context for people to discuss and resolve issues of mutual concern. Mediators lead the process to clarify issues, identify options, and create an agreed-upon course of action. Mediation is a valuable alternative in resolving differences. Participation is always voluntary on the part of all parties and mediation occurs during official work time.
If assistance is needed to arrange for mediation, please contact the Dean of Student Services at 304-205-6710. There is no charge for this service.