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Contents ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You can do this!

1
Message

from the President

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2
About

Thomas Edison State College

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4 Accreditation

Information

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5
Frequently

Asked Questions

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10 Completing

Your Degree

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13 Earning

Credit for Professional Licenses,


Certifications and Training Programs

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16 Military

and Veteran Programs

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18 Undergraduate

Degree Programs

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22 Heavin

School of Arts and Sciences

28 School

of Applied Science and Technology

34 School

of Business and Management

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40 W.

Cary Edwards School of Nursing

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44 John

S. Watson School of Public Service


and Continuing Studies

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50 Undergraduate

Certificates and Graduate Programs

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52 Getting

Started

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54 Financial

Aid

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56 Tuition

and Fees

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59 Undergraduate

Programs Index

62 Undergraduate

Academic Policies

The Undergraduate Prospectus provides an overview of many of the


policies and services of Thomas Edison State College. The information
contained in this Prospectus is current as of the time of publication.
While every effort had been made to ensure accuracy of the information
contained in this Prospectus, the College reserves the right to make
changes without prior notice.

Undergraduate Prospectus

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Contents

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2015-2016

www.tesc.edu

Message from the President

Our mission to provide flexible, high-quality,


collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults wherever they
live or work remains at the heart of everything we do.

Dear Prospective Student,


Thomas Edison State College has been meeting the unique and dynamic
needs of adult students since 1972. Our mission to provide flexible,
high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults
wherever they live or work remains at the heart of everything we do.
As you read through our Undergraduate Prospectus, you will see that
Thomas Edison State College understands the needs of adult learners
better than any other institution of higher learning in the world. Whether
you are returning to finish your degree or coming to college for the first time,
Thomas Edison State College works around your busy life. We are here to
help you earn your college degree.
Our students take online courses, enroll in guided independent study
programs and take advantage of examination programs developed
exclusively for adult learners. Students may also earn credit by demonstrating
college-level knowledge acquired outside the classroom and by transferring
credits earned from regionally accredited colleges or universities. The
hallmarks of our programs are maximum flexibility and academic excellence.
Thank you for your interest in Thomas Edison State College. I wish you well
as you take the first step toward achieving your educational goals.
Sincerely,

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Dr. George A. Pruitt


President

Thomas Edison State College

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About Thomas Edison State College ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


The College is regionally accredited by the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Established in 1972, Thomas Edison State
College is one of New Jerseys 11 senior public
institutions of higher education and one of
the oldest institutions in the country designed
specifically for adults. Thomas Edison State
College is accredited by the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000), and
offers associate, bachelors and masters degrees
and undergraduate, graduate and noncredit
certificates in more than 100 areas of study.

The entire academic program at the College


revolves around the unique needs of adults,
removing the barriers that limit many excellent
candidates who juggle family and career
responsibilities. Those barriers are largely time
and place. Most adults cannot put their lives on
hold to sit in a classroom at a specific time and
place: at Thomas Edison State College, they do
not have to.

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About Thomas Edison State College

The College has pioneered the use of the latest


technology to develop flexible, high-quality
educational programs for self-directed adults
and is a national leader in the assessment of
adult learning. The New York Times called
Thomas Edison State College the college that
paved the way for flexibility.

2015-2016

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AT THOMAS EDISON


STATE COLLEGE ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH
ITS ACADEMIC SCHOOLS:
Heavin School of Arts
and Sciences
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School of Applied Science


and Technology

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School of Business and


Management
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W. Cary Edwards
School of Nursing
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John S. Watson School of Public


Service and Continuing Studies

A Tradition of Excellence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For more than 40 years, the College has focused


on this mission in everything it does and has
served as a national center of excellence in higher
education for adult learners.
The Colleges commitment to quality has
earned the school an international reputation
for academic excellence, which has led to our
graduates being sought after by the finest
graduate and professional schools in the
United States.
Approximately 97 percent of recent graduates
have or would recommend Thomas Edison State
College to others.*
Approximately 98 percent of graduates who
went on to earn a graduate degree reported that
the College prepared them for graduate school.**
Thomas Edison State College graduates have
gone on to continue their studies at some of
the finest institutions in the country, such as
Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University,
University of Pennsylvania, University of North
Carolina, Texas A&M University, New York
University and University of Maryland.
Many have also continued at Thomas Edison
State College.
*FY2014 Survey of Recent Graduates: Undergraduate Level.
**FY2014 Survey of Five-Year-Out Alumni.

A Tradition of Excellence

The mission of Thomas Edison State College


is to provide flexible, high-quality, collegiate
learning opportunities for self-directed adults.

Fast Facts
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Current Enrollment:
Approximately 21,400

Cumulative Degrees Awarded:


More than 50,000

Degrees offered:

Associate, bachelors, bachelors to masters


and masters degrees in more than 100
areas of study. The College also offers
undergraduate, graduate and noncredit
professional certificate programs.

Ways to earn credit:

Online courses, guided independent


study, examination programs, transfer of
previously earned credits, professional
and military training, and demonstrating
college-level knowledge acquired outside
the classroom.

Student profile:

The average student age is 36. The


student body represents residents from
all 50 states and approximately 70 countries
throughout the world. Thomas Edison State
College students are parents, executives,
secretaries, managers, military personnel,
law enforcement officials, nurses, senior
citizens, journalists, artists, actors,
musicians, volunteers and professionals in
various fields just to name a few. Despite
their different professions and backgrounds,
they all have one thing in common: the
desire for a high-quality education
delivered conveniently and affordably.
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Finish your degree.


Anytime. Anywhere.

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Thomas Edison State College

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Accreditation Information ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Thomas Edison State College is
regionally accredited by the Middle
States Commission on Higher Education
MIDDLE STATES COMMISSION
ON HIGHER EDUCATION
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
(267) 284-5000
www.msche.org
This accreditation is part of a national system of quality
assurance that requires colleges and universities
to reach a common understanding and agreement
regarding standards of quality for American higher
education.
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The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing baccalaureate


and masters degree programs and graduate certificate
programs at Thomas Edison State College are accredited
by the Accreditation Commission for Education in
Nursing (ACEN).
ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR
EDUCATION IN NURSING (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org

COMMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING


EDUCATION (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791
www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation
The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing programs at
Thomas Edison State College are approved by the New
Jersey Board of Nursing.
NEW JERSEY BOARD OF NURSING
P.O. Box 45010
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 504-6430
www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/pages/default.aspx

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Accreditation Information

The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing baccalaureate


and masters degree programs at Thomas Edison State
College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education (CCNE).

2015-2016

The Educational Leadership Program at Thomas


Edison State College is awarded Teacher Education
Accreditation Council accreditation by the Inquiry Brief
Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of
Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years,
from April 2015 and April 2022. The accreditation does
not include individual education courses that the EPP
offers to P-12 educators for professional development,
relicensure or other purposes.
COUNCIL FOR THE ACCREDITATION
OF EDUCATOR PREPARATION (CAEP)
1140 19th Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-0077
www.caepnet.org
The program is also approved by the New Jersey
Department of Education as having met the academic
requirements for the principal and supervisor
endorsements.
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The Colleges Polysomnography program was awarded


initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The
initial accreditation is valid from March 16, 2012, until
March 31, 2017.
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ALLIED
HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS (CAAHEP)
1361 Park St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org
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The Thomas Edison State College bachelors degree in


Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology is accredited
by the Engineering Technology Accreditation
Commission of ABET. ABET is a specialized accrediting
agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation.
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
OF ABET
415 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700
www.abet.org

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Frequently Asked Questions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Is the College accredited?

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Yes. Thomas Edison State College is regionally


accredited by the Middle States Commission on
Higher Education, the accrediting body for colleges
and universities in the Middle Atlantic States region.
See Page 4 for more details.

For all but one program, Thomas Edison State


College delivers your education directly to you,
whether you live in a home in Princeton, on a
houseboat on the Mississippi River, in an apartment
in San Francisco or on a military base in the
Middle East. Students can complete a degree no
matter where they live or work. In addition, there
are no residency requirements. The only program
that requires students to visit Thomas Edison
State College is our Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN
Program. To learn more about this program, visit
www.tesc.edu/2degreeBSN.

Will earning a college degree help


me increase my earnings or get a
promotion?

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,


earnings are higher and the unemployment rate is
lower for people who have high levels of education.
The reverse is true for less educated American
workers. The weekly median personal income
of workers 25 and older with a bachelors degree
is more than $630 higher than Americans who
only have a high school education* which is an
annual difference of more than $33,000. Earning a
college degree does not automatically mean you
will command a higher salary or get a promotion;
however, in both the private and public sectors,
education does play a factor in certain bonuses and
promotions. In some cases, a degree is required to
ascend to the next level.
*Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

What are the admissions


requirements?

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Do I need to travel to the College in


Trenton, N.J.?

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Frequently Asked Questions

To be admitted to Thomas Edison State College,


undergraduate applicants must have earned a high
school diploma or successfully passed a General
Educational Development (GED) Test and be at least
21 years of age (unless participating in a special
College program). In addition, some undergraduate
degree programs require students to have previously
earned professional licenses and/or certifications.
See Page 13 for more information on which licenses
and certifications may earn a student college credit.

Do I need to take the SAT or the


ACT to be accepted?

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No. Students are not required to take the SAT or


ACT.

How and when can I apply?

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You can apply online at any time. New terms


start every month. To apply online, visit
www.tesc.edu/apply.

What happens after I apply?

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Your application will be acknowledged via email.


Once you have been accepted to Thomas Edison
State College, you may enroll as a student and begin
earning your degree. To get started, you will need
to select a tuition plan and, depending on your
tuition plan, pay your annual enrollment tuition.
Once this is done, you will be an enrolled student
for one full year and eligible to register for courses
at enrolled student rates. In addition, the College
provides all applicants with an evaluation of past
college credits, professional or military training, and
other experiences. You should have all your official
transcripts and documentation of all your past
college credits, professional and/or military training,
and other experiences sent to the College. A copy of
the evaluation will be sent to you. See Pages 52-53
for more information on this process.

Thomas Edison State College

How long will it


take to complete
my degree?

How do I enroll?

Can I earn my degree


entirely online?

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Most students at Thomas Edison


State College complete their degree
within three years; however, the length of

time depends on the number of credits a student


brings to his or her degree program and how many
credits a student takes each term.

Most students bring some credits


to their degree program. The number

of credits a student brings with them varies


greatly depending on many factors, such as past
college experience and whether prior learning
or professional licenses or certifications can
be applied to a specific degree program and
converted into credit. These issues are determined
during the evaluation that takes place after a
prospective student applies to the College.

Students can transfer and apply up to


120 credits earned at regionally accredited
four-year institutions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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2015-2016

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Does the College accept credits


earned at other colleges or
universities?

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Yes. Thomas Edison State College has one of the


most flexible college credit transfer policies in the
country, which enables students to transfer credits
earned at other regionally accredited colleges and
universities. See Page 10 for more information on
earning credit through this process.

Most students work at their own


pace. Depending on work and personal

commitments, it is possible to slow that pace


down or to accelerate it. There is no time limit on
completing a degree and no classroom attendance
is required, so pursuing a degree fits within a
students life. The only program with a strict
one-year timetable is our Accelerated 2nd Degree
BSN Program. To learn more about this program,
visit www.tesc.edu/2degreeBSN.

Applicants may enroll and register for classes


immediately. The first step is to select a tuition
plan that best fits your needs and pay your Annual
Enrollment Tuition. See Pages 52-54 for more
information on the Colleges tuition plans. You may
pay your annual enrollment tuition via the U.S. mail,
online or by calling the Office of Admissions at
(888) 442-8372. Once you are an enrolled student,
you may register for courses at enrolled student
rates at any time. You will benefit from a wide range
of student services that will help you achieve your
educational goals.

You can, depending on your degree program and


how many transfer credits you are able to apply
to your degree program. In addition to online
courses, students may earn credit online by
taking independent study courses, prior learning
assessment (PLA) and credit-by-exam programs.
See Pages 10-12 for more information on credit
earning options.

Thomas Edison State College has one of the most


flexible transfer credit policies in the country.
Students can transfer and apply up to
80 credits earned at regionally accredited
community colleges

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What are mentors?

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Thomas Edison State College does not have a


standing faculty. Instead, we engage well-qualified
faculty from accredited colleges and universities
from around the nation to provide guidance for
students as they progress through their course
work and to make assessments of that work and of
the course examinations. We call them mentors.
Mentors assign course grades and are available to
students via email, phone and fax.

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Yes. Thomas Edison State College is a national leader


in the area of assessing the college-level learning you
already possess and applying it to a degree program.
This process, known as prior learning assessment
(PLA), provides students the opportunity to demonstrate they have college-level knowledge that has
been acquired outside of a traditional classroom.
Depending on the degree program, the College also
awards credit for several professional certifications
and licensures. See Page 10 for more information on
earning credit through prior learning assessment.
See Pages 13-14 for more information on earning
credit through professional licenses or certifications.

Will I be assigned an academic


advisor?

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Yes. Many Thomas Edison State College graduates


continue their studies at the masters and doctoral
level. Some pursue a masters degree at the College
while others continue their studies at other regionally
accredited colleges and universities. Approximately
98 percent of bachelors degree graduates reported
that Thomas Edison State College had adequately
prepared them for a graduate program.*

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While students are not assigned a specific academic


advisor, they may make an appointment with any
available academic advisor in their degree area to
review their evaluation, create a degree or program
plan, discuss credit earning options and plan what
courses they should take. Students can choose
to use the same advisor for all of their advising
sessions or use different ones. We encourage
students to speak with an academic advisor,
especially after they enroll. Advising sessions can
be in-person or on the telephone. Appointments can
be made online via the myEdison portal.

Does the College work with


community college students?

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Yes. Thomas Edison State College welcomes


community college students and values their
educational experience. The College works closely
with community colleges to assure maximum credit
transfer for students. Up to 80 credits earned at
a regionally accredited community college may
be transferred to Thomas Edison State College.
Opportunities to receive credit for knowledge
gained through licenses, certifications, military
training and other noncollegiate sources are also
available. Additionally, students may apply up to
120 credits earned at regionally accredited fouryear colleges to their Thomas Edison State College
degree. For more information about transferring
previously earned college credits, call (888) 442-8372.

Can I continue my education at


the graduate level after I earn
an undergraduate degree from
Thomas Edison State College?

*Source: Thomas Edison State College FY2014 Five-Year-Out Graduate


Survey

Does the College offer professional


certificate programs?

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Yes. The John S. Watson School of Public Service


and Continuing Studies offers a broad array of
online professional certificate programs specifically
designed for the working adult to develop and
enhance knowledge, skills and competencies in
the workplace. These noncredit programs enable
students to develop advanced skill sets for positions
in fast-growing industries in as little time as a
traditional college semester. See Pages 44-48 for
more information on the John S. Watson School of
Public Service and Continuing Studies or visit
www.tesc.edu/watson.

Can I attend Thomas Edison State


College if my primary language is
not English?

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Yes. However, international students whose primary


language is not English are required to submit a
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
score of at least 500 on the paper examination, at
least 173 on the computer-based examination or at
least 79 on the Internet-based exam.

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Can I earn credit for things I have


learned outside of a traditional
classroom?

Frequently Asked Questions

Thomas Edison State College

How much will


it cost?

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Comparing our tuition plans: How many


credits do you plan to take this year?
The cost of an undergraduate degree at Thomas
Edison State College depends on a number of
variables, including:

the amount of credits a student brings to their

degree program, including previously earned credits


from other regionally accredited institutions;

the number of credits a student must earn to


complete their degree program;

the credit-earning methods a student uses to


complete a degree;

the type of tuition plan a student selects; and

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How Much Will it Cost?

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whether a student benefits from in-state tuition rates


offered to New Jersey residents.

To get an idea of how much your degree will cost, it is


important to consider how many credits you might be
able to complete in a year.

Thomas Edison State College offers


three tuition plans:
COMPREHENSIVE TUITION PLAN:
Students pay a one-time, flat tuition and may
register for up to 36 credits in a single year and
receive all student services entitled to enrolled
students.
ENROLLED OPTIONS TUITION PLAN:
Students enroll and pay for courses at their own
pace; students pay an annual enrollment tuition
and a technology services fee (good for 12 months)
before they register and pay course tuition on a per
credit basis.
PER CREDIT TUITION PLAN:
Students register and pay for course tuition on a
per credit basis directly after they apply and are
accepted into a degree program.
The charts to the right estimate a students first-year
tuition costs based on how many credits they plan to
take and which tuition plan they select.

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Note: Tuition rates listed here are for 2015-2016 academic year,
effective July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016, and do not include application
or course registration fees. Please see Pages 56-58 for more
information on our tuition plans and a complete list of tuition and
fees for the 2015-2016 academic year.

2015-2016

NUMBER OF
CREDITS

For students who plan to register for up to 6 credits


3 CREDITS
or less in a single year, our Per Credit Tuition Plan
may be the best value.
6 CREDITS
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For students who plan to register for between
9 CREDITS
9-21 credits in a single year, our Enrolled Options
Tuition Plan may be the best value. Prices listed
12 CREDITS
include annual enrollment tuition cost.
15 CREDITS
18 CREDITS

PER CREDIT
TUITION PLAN

ENROLLED
OPTIONS
TUITION PLAN

COMPREHENSIVE
TUITION PLAN

$1,275

$2,447

$6,135

$2,550

$2,996

$3,825

$3,545

$5,100

$4,094

$6,135

$6,375

$4,643

$6,135

$7,650

$5,192

$6,135

$5,741

$6,135

$6,290

$6,135

$6,839

$6,135

21 CREDITS
$8,925
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24 CREDITS
$10,200
For students who plan to register for 24 credits or
more in a single year, our Comprehensive Tuition
27 CREDITS
$11,475
Plan may be the best value.

$6,135
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$6,135

30 CREDITS

$12,750

$7,388

$6,135

33 CREDITS

$14,025

$7,937

$6,135

36 CREDITS

$15,300

$8,486

$6,135

For students paying


out-of-state tuition

NUMBER OF
CREDITS

PER CREDIT
TUITION PLAN

ENROLLED
OPTIONS
TUITION PLAN

COMPREHENSIVE
TUITION PLAN

For students who plan to register for up to 12 credits


or less in a single year, our Per Credit Tuition Plan
may be the best value.

3 CREDITS

$1,560

$4,168

$9,036

6 CREDITS

$3,120

$4,909

$9,036

9 CREDITS

$4,680

$5,650

$9,036

12 CREDITS
$6,240
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15 CREDITS
$7,800
For students who plan to register for between
5-21 credits in a single year, our Enrolled Options
18 CREDITS
$9,360
Tuition Plan may be the best value. Prices listed
include annual enrollment tuition cost.
21 CREDITS
$10,920
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24 CREDITS
$12,480
For students who plan to register for 24 credits or
more in a single year, our Comprehensive Tuition
27 CREDITS
$14,040
Plan may be the best value.

$6,391
$7,132

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$9,036
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$9,036

$7,873

$9,036

$8,614

$9,036

$9,355

$9,036

$10.096

$9,036

30 CREDITS

$15,600

$10,837

$9,036

33 CREDITS

$17,160

$11,578

$9,036

36 CREDITS

$18,720

$12,319

$9,036

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How Much Will it Cost?

For students paying


in-state (N.J.) tuition

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Thomas Edison State College

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Completing Your Degree ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


at Thomas Edison State College
Thomas Edison State College offers a range of creditearning options for adult learners like no other
regionally accredited college or university in the world.
Undergraduate students earn credit through a variety of
programs that are all designed around the unique needs
of adults. These options include:
Transfer credits
Credits for college-level knowledge acquired outside
the classroom
Online courses
e-Pack courses
Guided Study courses
Thomas Edison State College Examination Program
(TECEP) and other examination programs
Professional licenses and certifications
Military training programs
Professional training programs

Transfer Credits

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Credits for College-Level


Knowledge Acquired Outside
the Classroom

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Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in


assessing the college-level learning students already
possess and applying it to a degree program. This process
is known as prior learning assessment (PLA). It provides
students the opportunity to demonstrate the college-level
knowledge that has been acquired outside of a traditional
classroom through work, corporate or military training,
volunteering, noncredit courses, seminars, hobbies,
in-service training and other life experiences.

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Completing Your Degree

Students may transfer previously earned credits that


have been awarded by regionally accredited colleges
and universities. Graduates of regionally accredited
community colleges may transfer up to 80 credits earned
through their two-year institution. Students may transfer
up to 120 credits earned at regionally accredited four-year
institutions.

2015-2016

There are several ways for students to earn credit for


their prior learning. The most popular are through the
development of a portfolio or, for a growing number of
subjects, by taking a TECEP exam (see Page 11 for more
information on the TECEP program). The best way
for students to find out which methods will work best
for them is to register for PLA-100 Introduction to Prior
Learning Assessment. This 1-credit, four-week course
helps students understand the various methods of earning
credit at Thomas Edison State College. Students can go
on to PLA-200 Introduction to Portfolio Development, a
2-credit course that guides them through the process of
developing a portfolio that can earn them college credit
in multiple subjects. The number of credits students can
earn through PLA is limited only by their college-level
knowledge.

Online Courses

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Online courses are recommended for students who enjoy


reading, writing and participating in course discussions
in an asynchronous, interactive online environment.
Online courses are designed to be completed in a 12-week
semester and include a detailed week-by-week schedule
that guides students through reading, writing and online
class discussion assignments.

Most courses include a textbook as well as supplemental


materials such as streaming video and audio, DVDs,
CDs or study guides. Assignments and discussions
are submitted online, using the Colleges online course
management system. Mentors grade student assignments
and examinations, facilitate student discussions and are
available for consultation by email or telephone. Online
course results are submitted as letter grades.
Online courses offer students the flexibility of completing
their course work wherever and whenever their schedule
permits, within the constraints of their course schedule
and semester.

e-Pack
Courses
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e-Pack courses are designed for students who want the
structure of a semester-based course, but do not require
mentor guidance and do not wish to complete written
assignments or share interactive discussions with other
students. e-Pack courses are completed in a 12-week
semester and are based around a textbook, a series of
short online diagnostic quizzes and a comprehensive
final examination.

Completing Your Degree

The diagnostic quizzes are used to prepare for the final


examination and may be taken as many times as students
wish until they are confident that they have learned the
material. The quizzes are taken and submitted online,
provide immediate scores and do not count toward
course results. e-Pack course results are based on a
comprehensive multiple-choice final examination that is
graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
A particular advantage of e-Pack courses is that
students may study and take the quizzes at their own
pace as well as schedule their final examination before
the end of the semester.

Guided
Study Courses
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Guided Study courses are designed for those students
who prefer less supervision. These independent, distancelearning courses run in a 12-week term. Students work on
their own and use textbooks, study guides, CDs, DVDs
and other materials to complete lessons and assignments.
Students are assigned mentors who answer course-related
questions and grade assignments and examinations.
Students communicate with mentors via email and/or
telephone. Assignments are submitted electronically.
Learning is evaluated by proctored midterm and final
examinations that take place online or at a location near a
students home or office. Course documents are delivered
online via myEdison.

Thomas Edison State College


Examination Program
(TECEP)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The TECEP program was developed especially for


adult learners and has allowed students to earn college
credit without taking formal courses for more than 35
years. The examinations are designed for independent
learners who are comfortable working in an environment
with no mentor guidance and no assignments. As a form
of prior learning assessment (PLA), these exams allow
students to demonstrate the college-level knowledge they
have gained through their work, personal interests or
independent studies by taking a single examination.

Due to my position in the Army, I


needed to obtain my degree on a
timeline and the TECEP program
allowed me to make that timeline.
Its a great program that is flexible
enough to accommodate a soldier
during wartime.
Lt. Eric J. Petrevich
BSHS 05, MSM 09
U.S. Army

Students use a test description to prepare for their


TECEP. Each test description includes an outline of
topics that will be tested, a description of the test format,
the score required to pass, sample test questions and
answers, and suggestions for study materials. Because
students begin with different levels of knowledge of the
subject, they are allowed to prepare at their own pace
and take the examination when they feel they are ready.
TECEP results are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

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The TECEP credit-earning option offers the most


flexibility to students, since there are no assignments and
there is no fixed testing schedule.
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Other Examination Programs

Military Training Programs

In addition to TECEP examinations, Thomas Edison


State College students may earn credit through the
following examination programs:

Thomas Edison State College enables service members to


earn maximum credit for military training and education.
Depending on your military training, the College can
apply college credit to your degree program.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The College Boards College-Level Examination


Program (CLEP)
Prometrics DSST
New York University Foreign Language Proficiency
Testing Program
Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) and UExcel
The College Boards Advanced Placement Program
(AP)
The Defense Language Institutes (DLI) Defense
Language Proficiency Tests
Foreign Service Institute (FSI) exams

Professional Training, Licenses


and
Certifications
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Depending on the degree program, Thomas Edison State


College will award credit for current professional training,
licenses or certifications that have been evaluated and
approved for credit by the Colleges Office for Assessment
of Professional and Workplace Learning. Some degree
programs at the College actually require a student to have
previously earned a professional license or certification.

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Completing Your Degree

To determine whether training courses, licenses or


certificates have been reviewed by the College, call
(609) 633-6271 or review the lists on Pages 13-14.

2015-2016

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For service members and veterans of the U.S. Army,


U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard,
the College will need a JST transcript.
For service members and veterans of the U.S. Air Force,
the College will need a transcript from the Community
College of the Air Force.
For service members who left the military before
1986, the College can apply credits from a notarized
DD 214 form.

Military and Veteran Portal


(MVP)
The Military and Veteran Portal shows how your military
training can be accepted as credit and applied to a degree
program at Thomas Edison State College, a leading
provider of higher education programs to active duty
service members and veterans all before you apply.
To get started visit mvp.tesc.edu.

Professional Training
Programs

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To determine whether training courses, licenses or


certificates offered by a company, union or professional
association have been evaluated by ACE, call
(202) 939-9434. To determine whether training courses,
licenses or certificates have been evaluated by NCCRS,
call (518) 486-2070.

If you already have attained certain licenses,


certifications or training within your profession, you may
be well on your way to completing a degree. Thomas
Edison State College will grant credit for current
professional licenses, certifications and training that have
been evaluated by the Colleges Office for Assessment
of Professional and Workplace Learning. Students who
have obtained one or more of the licenses, certifications
or training listed here must submit appropriate
documentation.
REVIEWS CONDUCTED BY THE OFFICE
FOR ASSESSMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AND
WORKPLACE LEARNING INCLUDE:
Grouped by industry, the following training and
credentials have been reviewed for college credit by
Thomas Edison State College. Effective dates and
specific credits for each academic program review
(APR), as well as new or recently updated APRs, are
available at www.tesc.edu/apr.

ALLIED HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Boggs Center On Developmental Disabilities
> Direct Support Prof Level 1
> Direct Support Prof Level 2
BRPT Board of Registered Polysomnographic
Technologists
> RPSGT Registered Polysomnographic
Technologist
CDA Child Development Associate
Fort Sam Houston, METC Medical Education and
Training Campus
> Interservice Respiratory Therapy Program
> Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Nuclear Medicine Technology (ARRT-RT[N] or NMTCB (CNMT or NJ-LNMT)
Radiation Therapy Technology (ARRT-RT[R]
or NJ-LRT[T])

AVIATION
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
>
Aircraft Dispatcher Part 65, Subpart C
> Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate:
Airplane/Helicopter Rating
> Airline Transport Pilot (ATP): Airplane/Helicopter
Rating (Restricted)
> Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating
(CFII)
> Certified Flight Instructor Rating (CFI)
> Commercial Pilot Airplane
> Commercial Pilot Rotocraft-Helicopter
> Control Tower Operator
> Flight Engineer
> Flight Instrument Rating: Pilot Airplane
> Flight Navigator
> Instrument Rating: Pilot Rotocraft-Helicopter
> Mechanical Airframe
> Mechanical Powerplant
> Mechanical: Airframe/Powerplant
> Private Pilot: Airplane
> Private Pilot: Rotocraft-Helicopter
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES


Bergen County Technical Schools
> Heating/Ventilation/AC and Refrigeration
(HVAC/R) program
NEIEP National Elevator Industry Educational Program
> Elevator Constructor Registered Apprenticeship
New Jersey Carpenters Apprentice Training and
Educational Fund
> Carpenters Registered Apprenticeship
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BUSINESS
CPA Exam, The Uniform
Customs Broker License

Radiologic Technology X-Ray (ARRT-RT[R]


or NJ-LRT[R]) Hospital Based Programs

FINRA select Financial Industry Regulatory


Authority Certification Exams

Respiratory Care Therapist (NBRC-RRT)

HRCI Human Resource Certification Institute


> PHR Professional in Human Resources
> SPHR Senior Professional in Human Resources

Respiratory Therapy Technician (NBRC-CRTT)


RN License

Earning Credit For

Earning Credit For ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Professional Licenses, Certifications and Training Programs

(continued)

Starting Points, Inc.,


Institute for Early Childhood Educators
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New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group


> Management Development Program (MDP)
> Business Focused Technology Training (BFTT)

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY/GREEN BUILDING


BPI Building Performance Institute
> Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional
> Building Analyst Professional
> Envelope Professional
> Heating Professional
> Installer (RBE-WHALCI)
> Manufactured Housing Professional
> Multi Family Building Analyst Professional
> Multi Family Energy Efficient Building Operator
> Residential Building Envelope Whole House
Air Leakage Control

UPS United Parcel Service


> DTS Driver Training School
> HSTS Hub Supervisor Training School
> Integrad Managing Performance Training
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Holtz Learning Centers, Ltd.
NJ DOC New Jersey Department of Corrections
> Basic Course for Corrections Officers

(Apprenticeship)
> Instructor Training courses

GBCI Green Building Certification Institute


> AP Building Design & Construction
> AP Operations and Maintenance
> LEED Green Associate

New Jersey Municipal Police


> Basic Course for Police Officers
New Jersey State Police
> Advanced Training select courses
> Basic Training
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

GPRO Green Professional Building Skills Training


> Construction and Management (when combined
with Fundamentals of Building Green)
> Operations and Maintenance Essentials (when
combined with Fundamentals of Building Green)
IGSHPA International Ground Source Heat Pump
Association
> Accredited Installer Workshop

MILITARY
Naval Nuclear Power Training, US Navy
> Field A School and Power School MM, EM,
ET, ELT
> Prototype MM, EM, ET

NABCEP North American Board of Certified Energy


Practitioners
> PV Installation Professional
> PV Entry Level Achievement
> Solar Heating Installer

TRADOC U.S. Army Training And Doctrine Command


> MOS 11B
> MOS 13B/D/M/P/T; MOS 14 E/G/H/JS/T
> MOS 19 D/K
> Structured Self Development 1
> Warrior Leader Course
> Advanced Leader Course
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

NUCLEAR

USGBC US Green Building Council


> Green Awareness Training designed for
Insulators Union
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

OTHER
FEA Foundation For Educational Administration
> NJ EXCEL and Leader-to-Leader

INPO Institute of Nuclear Power Operations,


National Academy for Nuclear Training Program

NIMS National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.


> NIMS Machining Level I
> NIMS Machining Level II

Naval Nuclear Power Training, US Navy


> Field A School and Power School MM, EM, ET,
ELT
> Prototype MM, EM, ET
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
> Generic Fundamentals Exam
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
> Training and operational services courses

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Earning Credit For

Entergy Corporation
> Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Training

NIA National Insulation Association


> Insulation Energy Appraisal Program

2015-2016

PC Age select computer and IT courses


PSE&G select Apprentice Training

Thomas Edison State College accepts credits from


courses, training, licenses and certifications evaluated
and recommended for credit by the American Council
on Education (ACE) and the National College Credit
Recommendation Service (NCCRS). The limit of ACEand NCCRS-reviewed credits that students can transfer
from a single source is 90 credits for a bachelors degree
and 45 credits for an associate degree. The lists of
courses, licenses and certifications reviewed by ACE and
NCCRS are continuously being updated.

Earning Credit For

Earning Credit For ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Training evaluated by the American Council on Education
and the National College Credit Recommendation Service
For a current list of ACE recommendations for military
training and experience, please refer to the ACE Guide
to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the
Armed Services by visiting: acenet.edu and search for
Military Guides.
For a current list of courses, licenses and certifications
evaluated by NCCRS, please visit:
www.nationalccrs.org/ccr/home.html.

For a current list of courses, licenses and certifications


evaluated by ACE, please refer to the ACE National
Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training by
visiting: www.acenet.edu.

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Military and Veteran Programs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Thomas Edison State College has been providing
specialized educational opportunities for members of the
United States military for more than 40 years. The College
continues to play a pioneering role in the development of
degree programs specifically for enlisted personnel that
optimize military training and experience.
The College is a long-standing member of the
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and is a
SOC Network member institution. The College also holds
a Memorandum of Understanding with Defense Activity
for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) as an
external degree partner.
The advantages of Thomas Edison State College to armed
forces personnel include:
a focus on degree completion, not just course
completion;
no on-campus residency requirements;
providing military students with personalized degree
plans;
allowing maximum credit for military training and
education;
courses structured in 12-week terms;
twelve terms offered per year;
no classroom attendance is required, so programs fit
within a students lifestyle and assignment demands;
access to the full range of College services;

SOC Agreement is filed at the time the student


completes 6 credits with Thomas Edison State College.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Military Degree Completion Program (MDCP)


at Thomas Edison State College was developed to
accommodate the special needs of military personnel,
whose location, relocation and time constraints make
traditional college attendance difficult if not impossible.
This program allows enlisted men and women to engage
in a degree program wherever they are stationed or
deployed. It is ideal for the individual who needs 24
semester hours or more of credit to earn a bachelors
degree and 12 semester hours or more of credit to earn
an associate degree and prefers innovative instructional
approaches rather than classroom-based courses. Each
program of study is defined by a personal Academic
Program Plan where military training, previous college
credits, licensure and certifications may be used to satisfy
Thomas Edison State College degree requirements.

GoArmyEd

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College is a participant in the


GoArmyEd program, which enables U.S. enlisted soldiers
to obtain professional technical certifications, associate,
bachelors and masters degrees while they serve in the
Army. The program, which is offered by the Army, equips
students with the latest technologies and quality online
learning experiences. GoArmyEd allows soldiers to
request up-front Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime
for Thomas Edison State College courses. The GoArmyEd
program also gives soldiers access to more than 1,000
degree plans at many regionally accredited colleges and
universities. The College of the American Soldier, also
provided through GoArmyEd, enables soldiers to take
advantage of institutions whose degrees participate in
the Career NCO (Noncommissioned Officer) Degrees
Program. Through these programs, soldiers can earn
a degree at Thomas Edison State College while taking
online courses that give them the flexibility they need
to study at times that fit their ever-changing schedules
and duties.

Navy College Program


Distance
Learning Partnership
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thomas Edison State College is a participant in the Navy
College Program Distance Learning Partnership, which
meets the educational needs of sailors who want to earn
a college degree during their service with the Navy.

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Military and Veteran Programs

military students are enrolled at the time of application;


and

Military Degree
Completion Program

2015-2016

Thomas Edison State College is a participant in the Navy


College Program for Afloat College Education, which
is part of the Navy College Program and provides a
seamless opportunity for the educational advancement of
Navy personnel. Thomas Edison State College is part of a
consortium of learning institutions that enables enlisted
Navy personnel to pursue their education through
distance learning programs, whether they are ashore
or at sea.

Air Force General Education


Mobile (GEM) Program

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College has been selected to


participate in the Community College of the Air Force
(CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program. The
Colleges participation in the program enables airmen
to complete up to 15 credits of their general education
requirements in a single block of five online courses at
Thomas Edison State College that may be applied directly
to a students Associate in Applied Science degree at
CCAF. By earning the general education requirements in
a single block of courses from one institution, students
will benefit from greater continuity and be able to
complete their degree quickly.

Air Force: Air University


Associate to Baccalaureate
Cooperative Program
(AU-ABC)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Thomas Edison State College AU-ABC partnership


enables airmen completing an Associate of Applied
Science (AAS) degree with Community College of the Air
Force (CCAF) a seamless path to complete a bachelors
degree with Thomas Edison State College. The Thomas
Edison State College partnership with AU-ABC also
ensures the maximum amount of guaranteed credit
transfer, making it the best choice for completing a
bachelors degree.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College is a participant in the Coast


Guard Degree Pathways Program (CGDPP), which meets
the educational needs of Coast Guard members who
want to earn a college degree during their service with
the Coast Guard. The program provides greater access to
higher education and offers rating-related associate and
bachelors degree programs that maximize Coast Guard
training to fulfill degree requirements.
Thomas Edison State College is also a participant in the
U.S. Coast Guards Maritime Law Enforcement College
Partnership Program, which enables Coast Guard
members to earn credit for their training and apply
it toward a degree. Thomas Edison State College has
tailored its Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice
and Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security
and Emergency Preparedness to maximize credit for
Coast Guard training and Maritime Law Enforcement
Academy courses.

Serving Our Veterans

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College accommodates the


special needs of veterans and their spouses and
dependents. All veterans receive a personal Academic
Program Plan where military training, previous college
credits and other professional training can be applied
toward a degree.

The College enables veterans and their families to


use their GI bill benefits to pay for a flexible college
education. Depending on the type of GI benefit a student
is using, they may be able to earn their degree with little
or no out-of-pocket expenses.
For more information on military and veteran programs
at Thomas Edison State College, please call
(866) 446-1804 or visit military.tesc.edu.

Military and Veteran Portal


(MVP)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Military and Veteran Portal shows how your military


training can be accepted as credit and applied to a degree
program at Thomas Edison State College, a leading
provider of higher education programs to active duty
service members and veterans all before you apply. To
get started visit https://mvp.tesc.edu.

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The Navy College Program for


Afloat
College Education
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Coast Guard: Maritime


Law Enforcement College
Partnership

Military and Veteran Programs

The College is one of 44 institutions partnering with


the Navy College Program to provide greater access to
higher education and offers rating-related associate and
bachelors degree programs that maximize Navy training
to fulfill degree requirements.

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Undergraduate Degree Programs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Different by Design

Conventional Approach

Unlike traditional colleges and universities, which


are designed to meet the needs of college students who
are between 18 and 21 years old, Thomas Edison State
College is designed exclusively to serve the needs of
adults. The entire academic program at Thomas Edison
State College is designed to be as flexible as possible to
enable self-directed adults to complete a degree program
in one of the more than 100 areas of study available.

The following degree programs may be completed


entirely through Thomas Edison State College courses
and exam programs.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AREA OF STUDY

DEGREE(S) OFFERED

HEAVIN SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES


Communications BA
Computer Science

Earning Your Degree

Criminal Justice

There are three basic approaches that students can take


to complete a degree. Not all degrees are capable of
being completed with only Thomas Edison State College
courses.

History BA

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AAS, BA

English BA
Humanities BA
International Studies

BA

CONVENTIONAL: students using this approach


may complete all of their degree requirements using
courses and exam programs offered by Thomas Edison
State College.

Liberal Studies

CREDENTIALED: students using this approach


may complete all of their degree requirements using
courses and exam programs offered by Thomas Edison
State College, but are in degree programs that require
previously earned professional certifications and
licenses or specialized training.

Psychology BA

HYBRID: using this approach enables students


to complete a wide range of degree programs by
taking advantage of courses and other credit-earning
opportunities at regionally accredited institutions
other than Thomas Edison State College and then
transferring the credits to Thomas Edison State
College. Students are responsible for tuition and fees
incurred at institutions where credits are earned.
The following charts illustrate which undergraduate
degree programs at Thomas Edison State College are
completed through the conventional approach, the
credentialed approach and the hybrid approach.

Mathematics

AA, BA
ASNSM, BA

Natural Sciences/Mathematics

BA

Social Sciences

BA

Sociology BA
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY
Applied Computer Studies

AAS

Applied Electronics Studies

AAS

Computer and Information Technology


Electrical Technology

ASAST

ASAST, BSAST

Electronics Systems
Engineering Technology

BSAST

Energy Systems Technology

BSAST

Information Technology

BSAST

Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology

BSAST

Nuclear Engineering Technology

ASAST, BSAST

Technical Studies

ASAST, BSAST

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

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Undergraduate Degree Programs

ASNSM, BA

2015-2016

Accounting/Accounting CPA

BSBA

Business Administration

ASBA

Computer Information Systems

BSBA

Entrepreneurship BSBA

AREA OF STUDY

DEGREE(S) OFFERED

HEAVIN SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES


Anthropology BA

General Management

BSBA

Art BA

Human Resources Management/


Organizational Management

BSBA

Marketing

BSBA

Operations Management

BSBA

Organizational Leadership

BSOL

Professional Studies

BSPS

Biology

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Finance BSBA

ASNSM, BA

Environmental Studies

BA

Foreign Language

BA

Labor Studies

BA

Learner-Designed

BA, BS

Music BA
Philosophy BA

W. CARY EDWARDS SCHOOL OF NURSING


Nursing

Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN

Photography BA
Political Science

BA

Religion BA
JOHN S. WATSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE
AND CONTINUING STUDIES
Homeland Security and
Emergency Preparedness

BS

Theater Arts

BA

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND


TECHNOLOGY

Credentialed Approach

Administrative Studies

The following degree program may be completed entirely


through Thomas Edison State College online and distance
learning courses, but require previously earned professional
certifications and licenses or specialized training.

Allied Dental Education*,**

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AREA OF STUDY

DEGREE(S) OFFERED

W. CARY EDWARDS SCHOOL OF NURSING


Nursing RN-BSN/MSN
JOHN S. WATSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE
AND CONTINUING STUDIES
Human Services

AAHS, BSHS

AAS

Air Traffic Control*

ASAST, BSAST
BSHeS

Applied Health Studies

AAS

Aviation Flight Technology*

ASAST, BSAST

Aviation Maintenance Technology* ASAST, BSAST


Aviation Management

BSAST

Aviation Support

AAS

Biomedical Electronics

ASAST, BSAST

Clinical Laboratory Science

ASAST, BSAST

Construction and Facilities Support


Dental Hygiene**

AAS
AAS, BSAST

Electrical-Mechanical Systems
and Maintenance

AAS

Hybrid Approach

Electronics Engineering Technology

ASAST

Energy Systems Technology*

BSAST

The following degree programs enable students to


complete their degrees by taking advantage of courses
and other credit-earning opportunities at institutions
other than Thomas Edison State College. Thomas
Edison State College cannot guarantee the availability of
courses from other colleges. Students are responsible for
tuition and fees incurred at the institutions where credits
are earned. Areas of study with an asterisk (*) require
students to have previously earned professional licenses
or certifications.

Environmental, Safety and


Security Technologies

AAS
(continued on next page)

*It is recommended for certain health-related and aviation-related options


that students acquire professional certification.
** Open to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, students only.
Onsite courses required.

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Environmental Sciences

ASAST

Health Information Management*,**

BSHIM

Health Services Management


and Education**

BSHeS

Health Services Technology

BSAST

Mechanics and Maintenance


Medical Imaging
Medical Imaging Sciences*,**
Military Technology Leadership***

AAS
ASAST, BSAST
BSMIS
AAS, BSAST

Multidisciplinary Technology

AAS

Nuclear Medicine Technology

BSAST

Nutrition and Dietetics**

BS

Occupational Therapy***

AAS

Polysomnography AAS

I looked around at a lot of

Radiation Protection

ASAST, BSAST

schools and evaluated them when

Radiation Protection/
Health Physics

BSAST

I was in the military, and from

Radiation Therapy

what I saw Thomas Edison offered


me the best means to accomplish
my degree. Earning my four-year
degree was always a personal goal

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT


Hospital Healthcare Administration

BSBA

International Business

BSBA

JOHN S. WATSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE


AND CONTINUING STUDIES
Human Services

AAHS, BSHS

I can move to the next level of


my aviation career.
Robey Reed 06
Pilot

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Undergraduate Degree Programs

of mine. Now that its done,

ASAST, BSAST

2015-2016

*It is recommended for certain health-related, nuclear-related and


aviation-related areas of study that students acquire professional
certification.
** Open to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, students only.
*** Option is only available to current military personnel and veterans of
the armed forces.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degree
Program Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Undergraduate degree programs at Thomas Edison State


College require study in general education, in the area
of study or option, commonly known as a major at most
colleges and universities, and in elective subjects. The
following pages outline the individual schools at the
College and the degree programs offered to students.
Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with
the requirements of their chosen degree program and
work closely with the Colleges Advisement Center to
develop a program plan that best meets their individual
needs, goals and interests.

For more information on degrees offered by the College,


their requirements or methods available to earn a specific
degree at the College, please contact the Office of
Admissions at (888) 442-8372 or admissions@tesc.edu.

I was just blown away by


everything Thomas Edison State
College offered. It had everything
I needed and everything I wanted.
The flexible scheduling was
awesome.

~~~~~~~

Joseph Capsso, BSBA 09


Information Technology Manager
Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dean, Heavin School


of Arts and Sciences

The Heavin School of Arts and Sciences offers the following undergraduate degrees:
Associate in Applied Science: Criminal Justice track
Associate in Arts
Associate in Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

The Heavin School of Arts and Sciences also offers the following graduate degrees:
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
Master of Arts in Educational Technology and Online Learning
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Please see Page 50-51 for a description of these graduate degree programs.

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Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

The Heavin School of Arts and


Sciences offers programs that focus on personal
and professional growth and enable students to
apply the expertise they gain from the study of
the liberal arts directly to their professions. This
practice ensures our students develop an acumen
for critical thinking and using technology
to collaborate on projects.

John R. Woznicki, PhD

2015-2016

Associate in Arts

Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Associate in Applied Science:


Criminal Justice Track

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is


intended to meet the educational and professional needs
of midcareer adults in a wide range of applied fields.
The Associate in Applied Science degrees Criminal
Justice track prepares law enforcement practitioners
for professional advancement and adults interested in
criminal justice to change their career and enter the field.
Students focus on the fundamental study of crime and
the basic functions of the criminal justice system, while
developing their analytical skills.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is a broad degree


emphasizing general education. By satisfying many of
the basic general education requirements traditionally
associated with freshman and sophomore years, it
facilitates entry into bachelors programs.

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60


Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 27

Information Literacy

Intellectual and Practical Skills

Civic and Global Learning

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

12

Written Communication

Diversity

Oral Communication

Ethics

Civic Engagement

Quantitative Literacy

Civic and Global Learning


Diversity

Ethics

Knowledge of Human Cultures


Understanding the Physical and
Natural World

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World

Electives

12


4-6
18-20

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 60

AREA OF STUDY 21
ELECTIVES 12
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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TOTAL 60

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Associate in Science in Natural


Sciences and Mathematics

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Associate in Science in Natural Sciences and


Mathematics (ASNSM) degree emphasizes general
education. The degree is designed to provide a basis for
transfer into a Bachelor of Arts degree in the areas of
natural sciences/mathematics.
The following options will emphasize areas appropriate
to the degree and will articulate with areas of study in the
Bachelor of Arts degree:
BIOLOGY
COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATHEMATICS

I decided to go to Thomas
Edison State College because of

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

the flexibility of its curriculum.


Because I worked rotating shifts,
it was impossible for me to go to a
traditional college without missing
half the courses. Thomas Edison
State College allowed me to work
at my own pace from home.
James V. Maguire IV
ASPSS 03, BSHS 06
Hillsborough Township
Police Department

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Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2015-2016

Credits

Intellectual and Practical Skills 15


Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning


Diversity

Ethics

Civic Engagement

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World

Mathematics 3
AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 16
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 60

ANTHROPOLOGY
ART
BIOLOGY
COMMUNICATIONS
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
ENGLISH
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
HISTORY
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
LABOR STUDIES
MATHEMATICS
MUSIC
NATURAL SCIENCES/MATHEMATICS
PHILOSOPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY
POLITICAL SCIENCE
PSYCHOLOGY
RELIGION
SOCIOLOGY
THEATER ARTS

CONCENTRATIONS:
HUMANITIES
LEARNER-DESIGNED
LIBERAL STUDIES
NATURAL SCIENCES/MATHEMATICS
SOCIAL SCIENCES

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree enables the student


to develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional
liberal arts disciplines, while providing the opportunity
to develop a greater depth of knowledge in particular
areas of study of interest to the student. This flexibility
prepares students for career change or advancement, or
for graduate education and provides personal enrichment.
Credit requirements are distributed among the traditional
liberal arts areas (i.e., humanities, social sciences, natural
sciences/mathematics) and free electives. Students have
the opportunity to pursue a concentration, choosing from
subjects within one of the liberal arts areas; or to select
one of the individual subject areas of study that provide
for sequential course work in one particular subject of
interest; or to select liberal studies, choosing from two or
more disciplines within general education subject areas.

AREAS OF STUDY:

Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

Thomas Edison State College

25

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

60

Intellectual and Practical Skills

15

Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning


Diversity

Ethics

Civic Engagement

Knowledge of Human Cultures


Understanding the Physical and
Natural World

Being a student again


and being tested in
something other than my

recharged my batteries.

can become routine.


Pursuing my degree was
reinvigorating.
Eric Eisenstein, BA 97
Emmy Award-winning
cameraman for NBC

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Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Work, even live television,

2015-2016

12
4-7

Electives 17-20
AREA OF STUDY*

33-48

ELECTIVES 12-27
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 120

career was very fulfilling.


Intellectually, it really

*The BA degree program in Biology has 60 area of study requirements.

Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Learner-Designed
Area of Study

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A learner-designed area of study (LDAS) enables


students pursuing a bachelors degree at Thomas Edison
State College to design their own area of study. The
process is designed to prepare students with diversified
knowledge within and among degree programs to align
with cross-disciplinary careers. Areas of interest can be
interdisciplinary and draw on disciplines not currently
offered as areas of study at the College.
Students are responsible for choosing areas of interest by
submitting a proposal to the school in which the degree
will be earned and developing a coherent plan of study
to meet the unique learning outcomes of the LDAS. With
approval, students pursuing a bachelors degree can
combine courses from disciplines in multiple schools.
DEVELOPING THE LDAS

Being able to complete my


course work on my terms made
it possible for me to finish
something I started earlier in life.

Students examine their own educational and


professional background to select an area of study they
believe will accomplish their career goals.

My college degree has enabled me

Students research their desired area of study to


determine if the area is coherent, distinct and unique
and does not replicate existing Thomas Edison State
College degree program areas of study.

career change. Prior to earning my

Students write a one-paragraph description of their


LDAS that articulates in general terms, what their
LDAS will accomplish.

industry, but I wanted to be a

Students develop a list of specific outcomes that they


will achieve upon successful completion of their LDAS.
Students develop a coherent plan of study (list of
specific, existing courses) to meet the unique learning
outcomes of the LDAS.

to earn a higher salary and make a

degree, I worked in the insurance

teacher and make a real difference


in the world. Today, I have a
wonderful teaching position that
I truly enjoy. Thomas Edison State

Students submit their applications to the appropriate


school for review and approval.

College helped me reach this goal.

For more information, contact the College at


(888) 442-8372 or visit www.tesc.edu/academics/ldas.cfm.

I am so happy that Thomas Edison


State College is out there helping
busy adults achieve their goals
and exceed their expectations.
Bravo!

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Kelly C. Meyer, BA 05
Thomas Edison State College

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School of Applied Science and Technology

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The School of Applied Science


and Technology provides students with
innovative degree programs that facilitate
learning, engagement and discovery.
Our courses meet the career needs of students
who work in fields where opportunity is
driven by technical currency, practical
knowledge and applied skills.

John O. Aje, DSc
Dean, School of Applied
Science and Technology

The School of Applied Science and Technology offers the following undergraduate degrees:
Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Applied Science: Dental Hygiene*
Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management*
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences*
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences*
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics*

The School of Applied Science and Technology also offers the following graduate degree:
Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology
Please see Page 51 for a description of this graduate degree program.
*Joint degree program open to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, students only.

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School of Applied Science and Technology

2015-2016

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TECHNOLOGY: (examples:


Biotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Fiber Optics)

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is


intended to meet the educational and professional needs
of midcareer adults in a wide range of applied fields.
Students select the option that matches their expertise.
For most students, this reflects their occupation. While
the Associate in Applied Science is considered to be a
terminal degree, many, but not all, of the credits may be
applied to one of the Colleges bachelors degrees.

POLYSOMNOGRAPHY (CAAHEP accredited)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

OPTIONS:

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

27-28

Intellectual and Practical Skills

12

ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES: (examples: Legal


Office Assistant, Logistics Support, Office Automation,
Program Automation)

Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

APPLIED COMPUTER STUDIES: (examples:


Computer Automation, Desktop Publications, Network
Administration, Software Applications)

Civic and Global Learning

APPLIED ELECTRONIC STUDIES: (examples:


Avionics, Electronics Systems, Electrical Systems)

Knowledge Of Human Cultures

APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES: (examples: Dental


Hygienist, Dental Technician, Diagnostic Medical
Ultrasound, Medical Specialist, Pharmacy Specialist)

AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 21

AVIATION SUPPORT: (examples: Aviation Fuel and


Cargo, Aviation Logistics, Airman)
CONSTRUCTION AND FACILITY SUPPORT:
(examples: Building Maintenance and Services,
Engineering Support, Facility Maintenance
Coordination, Facility Maintenance Technology)

School of Applied Science and Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Diversity 3
Ethics

3
6

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World 3-4
ELECTIVES 11-12

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 60
*Option is only available to current military personnel and veterans of
armed forces.

DENTAL HYGIENE
ELECTRICAL/MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND
MAINTENANCE:
(examples: Appliance Maintenance, Mechanical/
Hydraulic Systems Operations and Maintenance,
Telecommunications Systems, Power Systems
Operations and Maintenance)
ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY AND SECURITY
TECHNOLOGIES: (examples: Chemical and
Biological Specialists, Environmental Specialist and
Technician, Intelligence Operations, Military Police)
MECHANICS AND MAINTENANCE: (examples:
Automotive Mechanics; Heating, Ventilating and Air
Conditioning; Mechanical Technology)

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MILITARY TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP*


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Associate in Science in Applied


Science and Technology
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Associate in Science in Applied Science and


Technology (ASAST) degree is intended to be a
transfer degree program to meet the educational and
professional needs of midcareer adults in a wide range
of applied science and technology fields. Students select
the area of study that matches their expertise. For most
students, this reflects their occupation.

ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

38

Intellectual and Practical Skills 15


Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning

Diversity 3

Professional Certification: It is recommended for certain


health-related and aviation-related areas of study that
students acquire a professional certification.

Ethics

Civic Engagement

Knowledge Of Human Cultures

DEMONSTRATION OF CURRENCY

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World

If more than half of the credits in the areas of study


are more than 10 years old at the time of application to
the College, the student is required to demonstrate the
currency of his/her knowledge in the field.

AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 21


Courses in area of study
Associate Capstone

18
3

ELECTIVES 1

AREAS OF STUDY:
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL*
AVIATION FLIGHT TECHNOLOGY*

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 60

AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY*


BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL IMAGING*
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
RADIATION PROTECTION*
RADIATION THERAPY
TECHNICAL STUDIES

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School of Applied Science and Technology

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

2015-2016

*It is recommended that students seeking enrollment in these areas of


study possess a professional certificate or license.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and


Technology (BSAST) degree is intended to be a degree
completion program to meet the educational and
professional needs of midcareer adults in a wide range
of applied science and technology fields. Students select
the area of study that matches their expertise. For most
students, this reflects their occupation.

ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60


Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning

Ethics Course

Professional Certification: It is recommended for certain


health-related and aviation-related areas of study that
students acquire a professional certification.

Diversity Course

Civics Engagement

DEMONSTRATION OF CURRENCY

Understanding of the Physical


and Natural World 8-9

AREAS OF STUDY:
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL*
AVIATION FLIGHT TECHNOLOGY*
AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY*
AVIATION MANAGEMENT
BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
DENTAL HYGIENE*
ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
TECHNOLOGY
ENERGY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH SERVICES TECHNOLOGY
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MEDICAL IMAGING*
MILITARY TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP**
NUCLEAR ENERGY ENGINEERING
TECHNOLOGY (ABET ACCREDITED)
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY
RADIATION PROTECTION
RADIATION PROTECTION/HEALTH PHYSICS
RADIATION THERAPY*
RESPIRATORY CARE*
TECHNICAL STUDIES

Knowledge Of Human Cultures

Mathematics 3
General Education Electives 15-16
AREA OF STUDY

45-54

Technical Discipline***

42

APS-401: Technical Core: Current


Trends and Applications

ELECTIVES 12-15
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 120-126
Degree Requirements:
Quantitative Literacy - Technology
College Algebra or above
Higher-level Mathematics above College Algebra
Quantitative Literacy - Engineering Technology
Calculus I
Calculus II
Others:
Computer Requirement
Statistics
Physics I with lab or Physics II with Lab (based on program)

OR
Chemistry I with Lab or Chemistry II with Lab

(based on program)
Technical Writing
*It is recommended that students seeking enrollment in these areas of study
possess a professional certificate or license.
**Area of study is only available to current military personnel and
veterans of the armed forces.
***Some areas of study require completion of 12 to 18 credits of 300- or 400-level courses.
Electronic Systems Engineering Technology area of study is a 124-credit program.
Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology area of study is a 126-credit program.
Radiation Protection/Health Physics area of study is a 125-credit program.

~~~~~~~

If more than half of the credits in the area of study are


more than 10 years old at the time of application to the
College, the student is required to demonstrate the
currency of his/her knowledge of the field. A form for
validation of currency with suggested documents is on
the College website.

School of Applied Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Applied


Science and Technology

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Partnership Program~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College partners with Rutgers, The State University of New Jerseys
School of Health Related Professions to offer the following degree programs:

Associate in Applied Science

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Dental Hygiene program is an 86-credit degree


program that prepares individuals interested in
providing preventive, educational and therapeutic
services to the public. For most students, area of study
requirements for the degree will be earned through
Rutgers University.

Associate of Science

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bachelor of Science in Health


Information Management

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information


Management (BSHIM) degree is a 124-credit program
designed to be completed in two stages. The core and
area of study courses in health information management
are typically completed through Rutgers University.

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School of Applied Science and Technology

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is an


80-credit degree program that prepares individuals
interested in helping people of all ages who are
challenged by disability, trauma and/or the aging
process to participate in occupations that are necessary
and meaningful for them. For most students, area
of study requirements for the degree will be earned
through Rutgers University.

2015-2016

Bachelor of Science in
Health Sciences

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHeS)


degree is a 121-credit program designed for students
who are already professionals in the allied health
field. The core and area of study requirements for
the degree are typically completed through Rutgers
University.
Three areas of study are offered in this program:
AGING TRACK
ALLIED DENTAL
HEALTH ADVOCACY
HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
AND EDUCATION
IMAGING SCIENCES

Bachelor of Science in
Nutrition and Dietetics

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences


(BSMIS) degree is a 120-credit program designed for
students already in the allied health field. The core and
area of study requirements are typically earned through
Rutgers University courses. The program is specifically
geared toward advancing and broadening the skills of
health-related professionals prepared at the associate
degree/certificate levels.

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics


(BSND) is a 122-credit degree program that meets
the qualifications of the Registered Dietitian (RD)
credentials in accordance with the Accreditation
Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
(ACEND). Typically, students complete general
education requirements through Thomas Edison
State College and area of study requirements,
including fieldwork, through Rutgers University.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Areas of study are offered in this program:

School of Applied Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Medical


Imaging Sciences

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
RADIOLOGIC IMAGING MODALITIES
CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY

Students apply to these programs through Rutgers


School of Health Related Professions. For more
information, contact Rutgers University at
(973) 972-5454.

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NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Thomas Edison State College

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School of Business and Management

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The School of Business and


Management undergraduate degrees in
business administration and organizational
leadership enable students to explore and
refine their business and professional interests
in order to advance their education and
achieve their professional goals.

Michael Williams, PhD
Dean, School of Business
and Management

The School of Business and Management offers the following undergraduate degrees:
Associate in Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

The School of Business and Management also offers the following graduate degrees:
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Hospitality Management
Master of Science in Human Resources Management
Master of Science in International Business Finance
Master of Science in Management
Please see Page 50-51 for a description of these graduate degree programs.

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School of Business and Management

2015-2016

School of Business and Management

Associate in Science in
Business Administration

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Associate in Science in Business Administration


(ASBA) degree is composed of a curriculum that ensures
college-level competence in business and the arts and
sciences. The ASBA degree program is designed to
provide seamless transition into a Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration degree program through its
broad base of business courses.

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 39


Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning

My degree will be very


beneficial throughout my
career and will enable me
9

Diversity

to grow professionally,

Ethics

wherever I go.

Civic Engagement

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World

Mathematics 3

Yajaira Santiago,
BSBA 08
Global Recruiter
Johnson & Johnson

MANAGEMENT CORE 18
Financial Accounting

Managerial Accounting

Business Law

Principles of Management

Computer Concepts and Applications/


Introduction to Computers/CIS

Introduction to Marketing

ELECTIVES 3

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 60

~~~~~~~

Degree Requirements:
College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis (3 credits)

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Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


(BSBA) degree is composed of a curriculum that ensures
college-level competence in business and the arts and
sciences.

Areas of study are offered in this program:


ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTING/CPA*
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60


Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning


Diversity

Ethics

Civic Engagement

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Knowledge of Human Cultures

FINANCE
GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World 4-7

HOSPITAL HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

Mathematics 6

HUMAN RESOURCES/
ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Electives 14-17

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Financial Accounting

MARKETING

Managerial Accounting

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Business Law

Principles of Management

*Accounting/CPA area of study - This area of study is 24 credits to


allow for additional required accounting courses. Therefore, for this
area of study, there are no electives.
**Strategic Management is a Capstone requirement of the BSBA
degree. This course integrates course content across functional areas
of business and serves to validate knowledge learned in all core and
business elective courses. This course will serve to validate currency
for all core and business elective credits as long as the completion of
Strategic Management takes place five or less years from the date of
application to the College. If the course is older than five years, the
student will be required to complete this requirement, and any other
currency requirement, again through Thomas Edison State Colleges
course or examination in Strategic Management, or complete a DOC
application. Up to 9 credits of the 18-credit area of study may be older
than 10 years from the date of application to the College and still be
transferred for credit. Any additional older credits applicable to the
area of study would have to undergo review before being transferred
for credit.
***A minimum of 12 of the 18 credits required within the area of study
must be at the 300 or 400 level. Currency validation required for
courses more than 10 years old.

BUSINESS CORE
36

Computer Concepts and


Applications/Introduction to
Computers/CIS 3
Introduction to Marketing

Principles of Finance

Business in Society or
International Management

Macroeconomics

Microeconomics

Business/Managerial Communications

Strategic Management**

AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS*** 18


ELECTIVES 6

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 120
Degree Requirements:
College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis (3 credits)
Statistics (3 credits)

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School of Business and Management

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2015-2016

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

School of Business and Management

Bachelor of Science
in Organizational
Leadership

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60


Intellectual and Practical Skills

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational


Leadership (BSOL) degree program has been
developed to address the educational needs
of corporate and nonprofit organizations and
government agencies by preparing the adult
student to function successfully in various
leadership roles and positions. A blend of
a rich liberal arts education with a cutting
edge leadership curriculum serve as a sound
foundation for students who are currently
in the workplace. For those students who
wish to continue their education beyond the
bachelors degree, this program is designed
to provide a seamless transition to the Master
of Science in Management degree, which
focuses on Organizational Leadership. This
interdisciplinary approach enables students
to better understand the roles and personal
dynamics required to function effectively as a
leader in a variety of settings.

Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational


Leadership provides students with a 36-credit
concentration in leadership foundations and
leadership specialization studies.

Civic and Global Learning


Diversity

Ethics

Civic Engagement

15

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World

4-7

Mathematics 6
Electives 14-17
LEADERSHIP FOUNDATIONS
Organizational Behavior

Foundations of Leadership

Leading Organizational Change

Leadership Communication

ADVANCED LEADERSHIP
Required Courses (select 12 credits)
Change Management

Project Management

Advanced Organizational Management

Leadership in a Global Environment

Nonprofit Leadership

Principles of Management

Leaders in History

12

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12

Additional Advanced Leadership and


Management Electives

Leadership Practicum

SUPPORTIVE LEADERSHIP COURSES

12

Economics

Business/Managerial Communications

Organizational Theory

Computer Concepts

BUSINESS ELECTIVES

ELECTIVES 6
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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TOTAL 120

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Bachelor of Science in
Professional Studies

AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 33


Professional Studies Courses 30
(select 30 credits)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MAN-331: Human Resources


Management

MAN-425: Advanced Organizational


Management

MAN-435: Project Management

LAW-201: Business Law

OPM-301: Operations Management

MAR-306: Creating and Implementing



Electronic Enterprise

MAN-372: International Management

NEG-401: Negotiations and Conflict


Management

Introduction to Data Management

Financial Measures/Analysis/Reporting

Project Accounting and


Financial Management

Intellectual and Practical Skills 15

Corporate Interpersonal
Communications

Written Communication

Career and Professional Development

Oral Communication

Customer Service Theory and Practice

Quantitative Literacy

Policy Analysis

Using Data to Make Decisions

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS)


degree combines relevant academic theory, applied
practice and policymaking to enhance a students current
professional capabilities and help them prepare for new
career opportunities. Students can transfer a core of
career-based undergraduate credits and continue their
education developing lifelong learning skills relative to
improving their professional effectiveness. The 18-credit
specialization provides students with an associate in
applied science degree a seamless transfer of their career
field course work.

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60

Information Literacy

Professional Studies Capstone

Diversity

REQUIRED COURSES 18

Ethics

Economics

Civic Engagement

Business/Managerial Communication

Organizational Theory

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World 8-10

Computer Concepts

Mathematics 3

Principles of Management

Electives 14-16

ELECTIVES

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Accounting

3
9

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 120

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School of Business and Management

Civic and Global Learning

2015-2016

School of Business and Management

Thomas Edison State College


provided a wonderful experience
which allowed me to complete my
degree and my goal in life.

~~~~~~~

Linc McCoy, BA 14
White House Presidential Response Officer
White House Communications Agency

Thomas Edison State College

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W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The W. Cary Edwards School of


Nursing provides students with innovative degree
programs that meet the educational and career
needs of adults who want an alternative to traditional
education. We provide programs that offer seamless
degree progression toward the development
of a highly skilled nursing workforce, in practice,
education, administration and informatics.

Filomela A. Marshall, EdD, RN, CNE
Dean, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing offers the following degrees:


RN to BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

RN to BSN/MSN

for BSN students interested in a path to a Master of Science in Nursing degree

Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program

12-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program designed for adults


who already possess a non-nursing bachelors degree completed prior to
acceptance and who are interested in becoming registered nurses

MSN

Master of Science in Nursing for those who have a BSN and want an MSN
All nursing programs at Thomas Edison State College are accredited.
For specific accreditation information, please see Page 4.

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W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

2015-2016

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The BSN degree requires a minimum of 120 credits; 60


in general education, 48 in nursing and 12 free electives.

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60


Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
Written Communication

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


The 60-credit requirement in general education provides
students with a knowledge of intellectual and practical
skills, human cultures and the physical and natural
world, and personal and social responsibility.

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

PROFESSIONAL NURSING REQUIREMENTS


The 48-credit nursing requirement includes 20 credits of
lower-division nursing and 28 credits of upper-division
nursing.

Diversity

Ethics

Civic Engagement

LOWER-DIVISION NURSING
The 20-credit lower-division nursing requirement will
be satisfied by transfer credit from an associate degree
nursing program or by the award of credit for diploma
nursing course work.

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World
8-10

FREE ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS


Twelve credits of college-level course work and
examinations that do not duplicate other credits may
be used.

Civic and Global Learning

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Mathematics 3
Electives 14-16
AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 48
Lower-Division/Credit for Prior Learning 20
Upper-Division (TESC) 28
NUR-340: Nursing Informatics

NUR-342: Advancing Nursing Practice

NUR-516: Advanced Health Assessment* 3


NUR-418: Research in Nursing

NUR-428: Leadership and Management



in Nursing

NUR-531: Nursing informatics: Concepts



and Issues*
3
NUR-529: Health Policy*

NUR-443: Public Health Nursing

NUR-445: Validating Nursing Competence 3


ELECTIVES
(from lower-division prior learning) 12
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TOTAL 120
Degree Requirements:
Statistics (3 credits); Ethics (3 credits); A&P I, II (6 credits);
Microbiology (3 credits)
*Graduate-level courses

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UPPER-DIVISION NURSING
The 28-credit upper-division nursing requirement may
be completed entirely by online courses offered by the
W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. In addition to being
offered as an online course, NUR-428 Leadership and
Management in Nursing is also offered as a Leadership
Exam. Open to experienced RNs only. Three graduate
courses, Health Policy; Nursing Informatics: Concepts
and Issues; and Advanced Health Assessment, will be
completed by all BSN degree students as part of upperdivision nursing requirements. These 9 credits will apply
to MSN degree requirements at Thomas Edison State
College. Selected national nursing certificates will be
reviewed for credit. Students can make an appointment
with an advisor for more information.

W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

BSN Degree Program


Requirements

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The Accelerated 2nd Degree


BSN Program Requirements

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The Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program requires a


minimum of 120 credits; 60 in general education and
nursing prerequisites earned prior to acceptance and 60
in W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing credits.

The Accelerated 2nd


Degree BSN Program
allowed me to earn the
credentials I was seeking
in a shorter period of
time than conventional

Amanda Pinelli, BSN 12


Sewell, N.J.

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W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

programs.

2015-2016

GENERAL EDUCATION AND NURSING


PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS
The 60-credit requirement in general education and
nursing prerequisites provide students with a broad
background in the humanities, social sciences and natural
sciences/mathematics, and a foundation for professional
nursing requirements and graduate study. Appropriate
credits may be transferred in, earned at Thomas Edison
State College or through a variety of ways. All general
education and nursing prerequisite credits must be
completed prior to acceptance to the program. All science
prerequisites must have been taken within five years prior
to the time of acceptance and reflect a B grade or better
for each course.
PROFESSIONAL NURSING REQUIREMENTS
The 60-credit nursing requirement includes 35 credits of
classroom-based courses including clinical experiences
and 25 credits of online nursing courses. All nursing
courses will be completed through the W. Cary Edwards
School of Nursing. These courses will be taken as a
full-time student and cannot be taken out of sequence.
Because of the rigorous nature of the program, outside
employment is not recommended.
BACKGROUND CHECK
A criminal background check, drug screen, health and
immunization verification, malpractice and health
insurance, and CPR certification are required prior to
clinical experiences.
For more information about the Accelerated 2nd Degree
BSN Program, email nursing@tesc.edu or visit
www.tesc.edu/2degreeBSN.

Credit Distribution Requirements

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Credits

Intellectual and Practical Skills 15


Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree


requires a minimum of 36 credits consisting of core
courses, electives and courses in the selected area of
nursing specialty. Two years experience in nursing is
recommended and a BSN degree from an accredited
program is required.

Diversity

The programs unique format includes 9 graduate credits


toward the MSN as students pursue their BSN at Thomas
Edison State College.

Ethics

Students select from the following specializations:

Civic Engagement

Civic and Global Learning

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World
10
Mathematics 3
Electives 14
AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 60
NUR-320: Introduction to Professional
Nursing

NUR-328: Health Assessment/Health


Promotion

NUR-340: Nursing Informatics

NUR-342: Advancing Nursing Practice

NUR-400: Nursing Care Across the


Lifespan

NUR-410: Nursing Care of Vulnerable


Populations

NUR-418: Research in Nursing

NUR-420: Integrating Advanced



Nursing Concepts

W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60

Master of Science in Nursing


Degree Program Requirements

NURSE EDUCATOR
NURSING ADMINISTRATION
NURSING INFORMATICS
For more information about nursing programs at Thomas
Edison State College, please call (888) 442-8372, visit
www.tesc.edu/nursing or email nursinginfo@tesc.edu.

NUR-428: Leadership and Management



in Nursing
3
NUR-443: Public Health Nursing

NUR-445: Validating Nursing


Competence

NUR-529: Health Policy*

NUR-531: Nursing Informatics:



Concepts and Issues*

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TOTAL 120

*Graduate-level courses

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Degree Requirements:
Statistics (3 credits); Ethics (3 credits);Introduction to Sociology (3 credits);
Introduction to Psychology (3 credits); Developmental/Lifespan Psychology (3 credits);
Anatomy and Physiology I,II with Lab (8 credits); Microbiology with Lab (4 credits);
Chemistry (3 credits); Nutrition (3 credits)

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John S. Watson School of Public Service


and Continuing Studies

Dean, John S. Watson School


of Public Service and Continuing Studies

The John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies


offers the following undergraduate degrees:
Associate in Arts in Human Services
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Human Services

The John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies


offers the following graduate degrees:
Master of Public Service Leadership
Master of Science in Management
Master of Science in Homeland Security
Please see Page 50-51 for a description of these graduate degree programs.

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John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies

Our programs prepare


professionals for leadership roles in a wide
variety of public service settings, build
capacity and provide state-of-the-art learning
opportunities for adult learners in public
service related professions.

Joseph Youngblood II, JD, PhD

2015-2016

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The Associate in Arts in Human Services (AAHS)


degree is designed for adults working in the human
services area. To be admitted to the program and to
complete the Capstone course, students must have
current work experience in the field of human services.
The degree is designed to provide seamless transfer to
the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree.

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Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 39


Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning


Diversity

Ethics

Civic Engagement

Knowledge of Human Cultures

12

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World

AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 15


Theoretical Foundation Courses*

Intervention Course

Client Population Course

Capstone Course

ELECTIVES 6

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TOTAL 60
Degree Requirements:
SOC-322: Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3 credits);
SOC-101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits);
PSY-101: Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
*Theoretical Foundation courses include those pertaining to theory,
knowledge and skills of the human services profession. Client Population
courses include those that emphasize the range of populations served
and needs addressed by human services professionals. Intervention
courses include those that emphasize theory and knowledge bases for
interventions and criteria for selection of appropriate interventions.

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Credit Distribution Requirements

John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies

Associate in Arts
in Human Services

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Bachelor of Science

AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 33

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree prepares adults for


career change, professional advancement or graduate
education, while providing personal enrichment. Students
develop a broad knowledge of general education
disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge
in particular applied areas of interest.

SOS-440: Terrorism

HLS-410: Counterterrorism:

Constitutional and

legislative Issues

HLS-420: Homeland Security:



Preparedness, Prevention

and Deterrence

HLS-429: Protecting the Homeland,



Response and Recovery

SOS-492: Research Methods in the



Social Sciences

HLS-498: Capstone in Homeland



Security and Emergency

Preparedness

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AREA OF STUDY:

The Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security


and Emergency Preparedness was developed by a team
of professors and practitioners to provide students with a
broad view of homeland security issues by going beyond a
single discipline to consider policy, preparation, response
and recovery issues. Course work covers law enforcement,
emergency management and business continuity issues.
The program can be completed entirely online and is
intended for adults who want to learn the fundamentals
of homeland security and emergency preparedness and
prepares students for the day-to-day decision making
required in the post-9/11 era.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60


Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning


Diversity

Ethics

Civic Engagement

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Area of Study Core Electives


(select 15 credits)

15

Counterterrorism
Disaster and Fire Defense Planning
Domestic Terrorism
Electronic Intelligence Analysis
Emergency Planning
Intelligence and Homeland Security

Credit Distribution Requirements

Interagency Communication
Managerial Issues with Hazardous Materials
Managing Homeland Security
Natural Disaster Management
Port Security
Psychology of Disaster
Psychology of Terrorism
Security Planning and Assessment

Social Impact of Disasters on the Community


Stress Management Theory and Practice
Strategic Planning and Risk Reduction
Constitutional Issues

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World 8-10
Mathematics 3
Electives 14-16

Leadership Communication
Theories of Leadership
ELECTIVES 27
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 120
Degree Requirements:
HLS-355: Critical Thinking for the Homeland Security
(3 credits); SOC-322: Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3 credits)

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John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Education

HOMELAND SECURITY AND


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Required Courses 18

2015-2016

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The Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BSHS)


degree is a 120-credit program designed for adults
who work in select positions in human services areas
preparing them for professional advancement or
graduate studies. Students develop a professional track
that matches their career experiences. To be admitted
to the program and to complete the Capstone course,
students must have current work experience in their
professional track. Students must have at least one
year or 1,500 hours of current work experience and
are required to submit a current resume at the time of
application.

EARNING CREDIT IN YOUR


PROFESSIONAL TRACK:
Some courses in the professional track may be completed
with Thomas Edison State College and courses from
other colleges; prior learning assessment (PLA); and/or
examinations may also be used. Some professional tracks
selected by students include:
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
COMMUNITY SERVICES
EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES
FITNESS AND WELLNESS

Credit Distribution Requirements

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 60


Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
Written Communication

Oral Communication

Quantitative Literacy

Information Literacy

Civic and Global Learning


Diversity

Ethics

Civic Engagement

Knowledge of Human Cultures

Understanding the Physical and


Natural World 8-10
Mathematics 3
Electives 14-16
AREA OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS 54
Area of Study Core Electives 27
Theoretical Foundation Courses*

Intervention (i.e., PSY-331: Intro Counseling) 6


Client Population
(i.e., PSY-350: Abnormal Psychology) 6
Management
(i.e., MAN-301: Principles of Management) 6
SOS-492: Research Methods

HEALTH SERVICES

Area of Study Professional Track


(18 credits at the 300-400 level in one area of study)

18

LEGAL SERVICES

CAPSTONE 6

SOCIAL SERVICES

ELECTIVES 6

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TOTAL 120
Degree Requirements:
SOC-322: Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3 credits);
SOC-101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits);
PSY-101: Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
*Theoretical Foundation courses include those pertaining to theory,
knowledge and skills of the human services profession. Intervention
courses include those which emphasize theory and knowledge bases
for interventions and criteria for selection of appropriate interventions.
Client Population courses include those which emphasize the range
of populations served and needs addressed by human services
professionals.

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GERONTOLOGY

John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies

Bachelor of Science
in Human Services

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The John S. Watson School of Public Service and


Continuing Studies currently offers a wide range of
online professional certificates that enable working
adults to develop the advanced skills required to be
competitive in a rapidly changing work environment.

Professional Certificates

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT/
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Entrepreneurship

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BUILDING/PROJECT MANAGEMENT
General Building Code
Construction Management

EDUCATION
Introduction to the Teaching Profession

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
ABCs of Nonprofit Accounting

ITManagement

FITNESS TRAINING AND


FITNESS MANAGEMENT
Fitness Business Management
Personal Fitness Training
Personal Fitness Training-Advanced
Personal Training and Group Exercise
Training for Older Adults
Womens Exercise Training and Wellness
Certified Posture Specialist

HOMELAND SECURITY

Grantsmanship for Nonprofits


Fundraising for Nonprofits
Managing Volunteers
Leadership in Public and Nonprofit
Organizations
Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

RADIATION SAFETY
Radiation Safety Officer

WORKSHOPS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS


AND MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS

Counterterrorism Intelligence

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Cybersecurity

Obesity in Children

HUMAN RESOURCES
Workforce Career Coach Facilitator

NUTRITION
Nutrition for Optimal Health,
Wellness and Sports
Family Nutrition
Functional Family Nutrition
School Nutrition and Wellness

The John S. Watson School of Public Service and


Continuing Studies is also developing online workshops
designed for professionals in the fields of social work,
mental health and alcohol/drug prevention who must
earn CEUs toward renewing their certifications or
licensure.
The School offers a Master of Public Service Leadership.
The School, in partnership with the School of Business
and Management, has also developed seven areas
of study offered under the Master of Science in
Management degree program.
For more information about degree programs for public
service professionals, visit www.tesc.edu/watson.
For more information on noncredit programs,
visit www.tesc.edu/noncredit.

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John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Education

Noncredit Courses

2015-2016

John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies

In my 26-year tenure, my
assignments have allowed me
to demonstrate my knowledge,
competency and commitment
to public safety as well as to
establish myself as an experienced
and informed leader

~~~~~~~

John J. Peruggia BSHS 08, MSM 12


Chief of EMS Command,
Fire Department of New York
(FDNY)

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Undergraduate Certificates and Graduate Programs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Undergraduate certificates are 18-credit programs that
provide students with a solid foundation in a chosen area
of study and are designed to transfer easily into a degree
program at Thomas Edison State College. Students may
select from the following undergraduate certificates:
ACCOUNTING
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
COMPUTER SCIENCE
DENTAL ASSISTING* (33 CREDITS)
ELECTRONICS
FINANCE
FITNESS AND WELLNESS SERVICES
GAS DISTRIBUTION
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
LABOR STUDIES
MARKETING
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Bachelors to Masters Program


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Bachelors to Masters Program at Thomas Edison


State College enables undergraduate students to earn 9
graduate credits that will apply to both their bachelors
degree and a masters degree at the College. The program
gives undergraduate students who are serious about
earning a masters degree a 9-credit head start toward
that goal and enables them to earn 9 graduate credits
at the undergraduate rate. Students accepted into the
program will be conditionally admitted to the graduate
program of their choice, but will not be eligible to take
their first graduate course at the undergraduate tuition
rate until they have completed 90 credits with an overall
Thomas Edison State College GPA of 3.0.

*Jointly sponsored with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions.

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Undergraduate Certificates and Graduate Programs

POLYSOMNOGRAPHY (17 CREDITS)

2015-2016

Online Graduate
Degree Programs

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MASTER OF ARTS IN
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEdL)
degree serves adults who wish to prepare for roles as
school leaders and is designed to prepare educational
leaders to function within the complex environment they
face. Graduates will be eligible to earn the principal or
supervisor endorsement in New Jersey.
MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATIONAL
TECHNOLOGY AND ONLINE LEARNING
The Master of Arts in Educational Technology and
Online Learning (MAETOL) degree is designed for those
interested in becoming practitioners and leaders in the
field of educational technology and online learning. The
program prepares graduates to develop, facilitate and
administer online learning experiences for all levels
of education, from preschool to high school and higher
education, including adult learners.
MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree
program is designed for working professionals who wish
to engage in rigorous study of the liberal arts and apply
what they learn to their chosen professions. The program
is drawn from a variety of cultures, religious perspectives
and time periods, and challenges students to examine
their own perspectives, professional values and ways of
approaching real-life issues.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is
an accelerated, relevant and rigorous graduate program
that prepares individuals for leadership roles in firms and
organizations. The entire program can be completed in 18
months. All courses are offered entirely online in eightweek formats. The MBA offers areas of study in Data
Analytics, Healthcare Management, Finance, Marketing
and Human Resource Management.
MASTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP
The Master of Public Service Leadership (MPSL) degree
is designed to develop the next generation of leaders for
nonprofit organizations, faith-based and communitybased organizations and local, state and federal
government. The program is offered entirely online and
meets the accelerating demand for education and careers
in public service, a broadly defined sector that includes
government agencies as well as nonprofit, philanthropic
and nongovernmental organizations.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HOSPITALITY


MANAGEMENT
The Master of Science in Hospitality Management
(MSHM) degree program is designed to develop
informed, competent and innovative leaders in the
international hospitality industry. The 36-credit program
is available completely online and focuses on strategic
and cultural models of hospitality management and a
critical analysis of the leading debates, challenges and
trends in the hotel, gaming and resort markets to provide
a solid grounding in relevant academic theory and
applied practice.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
The Master of Science in Human Resources Management
(MSHRM) degree serves human resources professionals
who wish to become strategic partners in their
organizations. The program provides practitioners with
technical human resources skills in staffing, providing
professional development, managing organizational
culture, and measuring and rewarding performance.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS FINANCE
The Master of Science in International Business Finance
(MSIBF) degree program is designed to prepare students
with the required skills and knowledge to excel in
this new global business environment and compete
effectively for managerial positions across the business

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT


The Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree
focuses on organizational leadership and serves
management professionals by integrating management
theory and practice as they apply to a wide range of
organizations. The program addresses areas critical
to managerial success: leadership, organizational
understanding, activity management, effective resource
use and managerial self-development.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program
offers three specializations: Nurse Educator, which
prepares students to teach in academic and healthcare
settings; Nursing Informatics, which prepares students to
practice as nursing informatics specialists; and Nursing
Administration, which prepares students to practice as
nurse administrators and leaders. The programs unique
format includes 9 graduate credits toward the MSN as
students pursue their BSN at Thomas Edison State College.

Online Graduate
Certificate Programs

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College offers the following


graduate certificate programs:
CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY
DIGITAL HUMANITIES
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
GEROPSYCHOLOGY
HOMELAND SECURITY
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL
PSYCHOLOGY
NURSE EDUCATOR
NURSING ADMINISTRATION
NURSING INFORMATICS
ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HOMELAND SECURITY


The Master of Science in Homeland Security (MSHS)
degree is designed for adults interested in leadership
positions in the fields of homeland security and
emergency preparedness. The curriculum focuses on
domestic and global issues in security and developing
competencies in theory, analysis, practice and
policymaking. Graduates will be prepared to guide
and supervise daily operations, strategic planning and
decision making, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the
current major questions, debates and methodologies in
this interdisciplinary field.

spectrum. The 36-credit program is available completely


online and provides a solid foundation in international
business management that enable graduates to gain
the competencies required for financial management in
diverse business environments.

Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Degree Programs and Graduate Certificates

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology
(MSAST) degree program is designed to meet the
advanced, multidisciplinary educational requirements
of students interested in obtaining leadership positions
in their chosen professions. The program focuses on
developing the research analysis and critical evaluation
skills necessary to support decision making and problem
solving required to lead todays technical enterprises.
Students select one of four areas of concentration: Clinical
Trials Management, Information Technology, Nuclear
Energy Technology Management or Technical Studies.

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Getting Started ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Becoming a Thomas Edison
State College student

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

As a prospective student, it is important to understand


that YOU CAN DO THIS!
You may run your own business and supervise
employees.

You may be raising a family and managing personal or


corporate finances.
You may be responsible for a host of other important
tasks and you get the job done.
You can excel at college.
If you feel you need to speak with someone to learn
more about the commitment required to earn your
college degree and how Thomas Edison State College
can help you make that commitment, contact one of
our admissions counselors at (888) 442-8372 or email
us at admissions@tesc.edu. If you would like to make an
appointment to speak with an admissions counselor that
is convenient for you, you can do so by accessing the
Colleges website and selecting Make an Admissions
Appointment from the front page.
If you are ready to get started, please follow
these steps:

Completing an Application

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You can apply any time. New terms start every month.
To apply online, visit www.tesc.edu/apply. Be sure to
have all transcripts and credentials, if applicable, sent
to the College.
ABOUT YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS

If you are forwarding transcripts to Thomas Edison


State College that have been sent first to you from the
institution(s) you attended and they are not student
copies, they must arrive at Thomas Edison State College
in the unopened, sealed envelope from the institution(s)
you attended. You cannot open your transcripts.
Transcripts that arrive at Thomas Edison State College
opened are not valid and must be resubmitted. Student
copies of transcripts cannot be accepted.

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Getting Started

Transcripts should be sent directly to Thomas Edison


State College from the institution(s) you attended.

2015-2016

Your application will be acknowledged via email. Upon


admission to the College, you will receive an acceptance
letter via email. The email contains a College ID number
and login information that enables you to access the
myEdison student portal, which is the Colleges course
management system.

Online
Student Services
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Through the myEdison student portal, you can access
your courses, receive technical assistance, access student
services, schedule an academic advising appointment,
along with additional features.
A major feature of myEdison is Online Student Services.
Through this you can track your application status as it
pertains to your financial aid application, check to see
whether the College has received your transcripts and
view your academic program evaluation.

Enrolling

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Once your application has been processed and you have


been accepted to Thomas Edison State College, you
may enroll as a student and begin earning your degree
immediately. To enroll, you will need to select a tuition
plan and pay your annual enrollment tuition if you choose
one of our annual tuition plans. Once this is done, you will
be an enrolled student for one full year and will be eligible
to register for courses at enrolled student rates. See Pages
56-58 for more information on the Colleges tuition plans.
You may pay your annual enrollment tuition online
with a credit card or electronic check by visiting
www.tesc.edu/enroll or by contacting the Learner Support
Center at (888) 442-8372. Annual enrollment tuition may
also be paid via the U.S. mail. As an enrolled student, you
will benefit from a wide range of student services that will
help you achieve your educational goals.

Getting Started

Completing Your Evaluation

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Once an application is received, the College conducts


an academic program evaluation. All transcripts as well
as any licenses, certificate or professional training that
have been evaluated by ACE and/or Thomas Edison
State College will be evaluated to determine:
how many previously earned college credits can be
applied to a degree program;
whether professional licensures or certifications may
be applied as credit toward a degree program; and
how many credits an applicant will need to earn to
complete a college degree.

Completed evaluations are sent through Online Student


Services to all applicants. Applicants may review their
evaluation and discuss any questions they have by
contacting the Colleges Learner Support Center at
(888) 442-8372 or via email at LSC@tesc.edu.

Developing Your
Degree Program

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Once you have selected a tuition plan and paid your


annual enrollment tuition, you may schedule an
appointment with an academic advisor. During this
important appointment, your advisor will work with you
to develop a pathway that maps out how you will earn
your degree. You can make an advising appointment
through the myEdison student portal.

Thomas Edison State College was


a perfect fit for me. I was able to
complete the work on a flexible
schedule at my own pace.
Annevictoria Palumbo, BSHS 11
Assistant Director of Case
Management Staten Island
University Hospital

It is during this process you will learn how many courses


you need to complete to earn your degree. In addition, you
will learn whether any of those requirements can be met
through professional licensures or certifications you may
have earned, through professional or military training
you may have completed, or through college-level
knowledge acquired outside the classroom.

Registering for Courses

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

As an enrolled student, you will have enhanced access


to myEdison, the Colleges online course management
system. Using Online Student Services, you can begin
registering for courses and start earning your degree.
If you do not have access to a computer or the Internet,
you may register via telephone by calling (609) 633-9242,
Monday-Friday, via fax at (609) 292-1657 or via the
U.S. mail.

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Financial Aid ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Financial Aid

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Pursuing a college degree requires commitment on


many levels. Adult students, particularly those with
family responsibilities, sometimes find it difficult to meet
the financial commitments necessary to complete their
degrees.
Thomas Edison State College is committed to helping
students obtain financial assistance for college, which
may be found through a variety of sources that range
from innovative financing plans to traditional state and
federal student assistance programs.

Employee Benefits

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Many employers provide tuition assistance to help their


employees offset the cost of higher education. Your
employer may be one of the corporations, agencies
or organizations that have formed a partnership with
Thomas Edison State College. Contact your human
resources or training department to determine if your
employer has a partnership with the College.

Private Grants and


Scholarships

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Many private organizations offer financial assistance to


offset educational costs.
These organizations are listed in financial aid reference
books, which may be found in most libraries. Your
librarian can help you locate these and other related
books, or you may write to the specific organizations to
request literature and application information.

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Financial Aid

For more information on financial aid, please visit the


College website at www.tesc.edu. You may also call
the Learner Support Center at (888) 442-8372 or email
finaid@tesc.edu.

2015-2016

Federal and New Jersey State


Financial Aid

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College also participates in a


number of federal and state financial aid programs.
Eligible Thomas Edison State College students may
receive Pell Grants or federal education loans such as
the Federal Subsidized Direct Loan and the Federal
Unsubsidized Direct Loan for online and Guided Study
courses offered by the College.

Eligible New Jersey residents also may utilize a variety of


state grant and loan programs. Students may use state aid
to meet all or part of their college costs, provided they are
taking at least 12 college credits per semester.

For more information, consult


the following:

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The Financial Aid Information website at


www.finaid.org

The College Blue Book: Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants


and Loans, New York: MacMillan Library Reference
Directory of Financial Aid for Women, 2014-2016,
Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber.
San Carlos, California: Reference Service Press
Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel,
and Their Families 2012-2014, Gail Ann Schlachter
and R. David Weber. San Carlos, California: Reference
Service Press
The Scholarship Book 13th Edition: The Complete Guide
to Private-Sector Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and
Loans for the Undergraduate, Daniel J. Cassidy. New
Jersey: Prentice Hall
Need a Lift? Educational Opportunities, Careers,
Loans, Scholarships & Employment (59th Edition)
American Legion Education Program, P.O. Box 1050,
Indianapolis, IN 46206

complete a Free Application for Federal Student


Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA may be accessed
online at www.fafsa.ed.gov;
complete and submit the Thomas Edison State
College Application for Financial Aid, which may
be accessed online at www.tesc.edu/finaid;
furnish other documents as specified in the
Thomas Edison State College Financial Aid
Application; and
accept aid for which they are awarded.
Detailed information about the financial aid
application process may be accessed online at
www.tesc.edu/finaid. For more information, contact
the College at (888) 442-8372 or by email at
finaid@tesc.edu.
Students interested in utilizing financial assistance,
including student loans, to pay for tuition and fees
should file an application and submit all required
documentation by the deadlines outlined in the
Financial Aid Application.
Once a students financial aid file is complete, it will
be reviewed by a financial aid counselor. An award
notification will be sent to the student indicating
what aid programs have been awarded.
The application process may take up to six weeks;
therefore, students are urged to file the FAFSA and
submit required documents well before application
and registration deadlines.

Step by Step:
The Financial Aid Process
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid


(FAFSA). You may access it online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
or use the Renewal Application. Make sure you list the
Thomas Edison State College School Code (011648) on your
application.
Complete the Thomas Edison State College Application
for Financial Aid (FA). Both the Thomas Edison State
College FA application and the FAFSA may be accessed by
visiting the College website at www.tesc.edu/finaid.
You should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) online or
in the mail from the U.S. Department of Education.
This indicates that your FAFSA has been processed.
Respond to any requests made by the College for
additional documents. Your SAR will list any other
paperwork the College may need (such as signed copies
of federal income tax returns, copy of Social Security
card, etc.).
Once your application is processed, you may view and
accept your awards through Online Student Services as
well as choose either the Comprehensive Tuition Plan,
the Enrolled Options Tuition Plan or the Per Credit
Tuition Plan. Once you confirm your choices, your account
will be coded and you may begin the registration process.
If you are applying for a federal student loan, you must
complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance
Counseling. You must be a half-time student (our term) to
be eligible for student loans. Both forms may be accessed
from http://studentloans.gov/mydirectloan/index.action.
If you have a credit balance after your financial aid has
been disbursed, you will receive a voucher check with
the credit balance approximately 45 days after the start
of the semester.
If you have any questions, please contact the Learner
Support Center at (888) 442-8372, via email at
finaid@tesc.edu or visit the College website at
www.tesc.edu.
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be accepted as a degree-seeking student by the


Office of Admissions;

Financial Aid

To be considered for
financial aid at Thomas
Edison State College,
students
must:
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Tuition and Fees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Tuition and Fees

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Undergraduate degree-seeking students at Thomas


Edison State College may select one of three tuition
plans: the Comprehensive Tuition Plan, the Enrolled
Options Tuition Plan or the Per Credit Tuition Plan.
FOR UNDERGRADUATE
DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS

Tuition is payment for all costs directly associated with


the academic delivery of a Thomas Edison State College
education to registered students.
Fees are designated as payment for administrative
services associated with other activities in support
of that educational process and for materials used by
students for courses and other activities undertaken by
them.

Students will be able to request a change to their


enrollment plan, Enrolled Options, Comprehensive
Tuition or Per Service Tuition, within 90 days from
the start of their current year of service. The written
requests must be sent to bursar@tesc.edu. Once received
the Office of the Bursar will change the enrollment plan
and recalculate any tuition and fees if necessary.

Comprehensive Tuition Plan

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For students who plan on registering for more than 24


credits in a year (eight courses), the Comprehensive
Tuition Plan is the best value. For students who plan on
earning their degree on more of a part-time basis and
registering for less credits in a single year, the Enrolled
Options Tuition Plan or the Per Credit Tuition Plan are
a better value. For additional information or specific
guidance, please call the College at (888) 442-8372.

The Comprehensive Tuition Plan allows students to pay


one convenient tuition each year that covers up to 36
credits of Thomas Edison State College courses (Guided
Study, online and e-Pack) or TECEP examinations
as well as credits earned through prior learning
assessment (PLA) and credit transfer evaluations for
courses taken at other regionally accredited institutions
that are applied toward a Thomas Edison State College
degree. This tuition plan covers all administrative
costs associated with a Thomas Edison State College
education, except for textbooks, course materials and
miscellaneous fees.

ENROLLMENT GRACE PERIOD

ANNUAL ENROLLMENT TUITION

All students are provided a 30 day grace period at the


end of their current year of service. For example if their
enrollment date is Aug. 2, 2015, they have a 30 day grace
period that ends on Sept. 1, 2015.

New Jersey Residents*


Out-of-State Residents

The primary purpose of the grace period is to provide


students completing their degrees with time to submit
final grades or transcripts for the graduation audit.
Students that will not complete their final courses
during the grace period will be required to extend their
enrollment.
If a student has not renewed or extended their Annual
Enrollment, Comprehensive Tuition or enrolled in
course or exam that will extend their active enrollment
under one of the Colleges per credit tuition plans, the
student will become inactive at the end of the grace
period. After a student is inactive they will be required
to reapply to the College.

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Tuition and Fees

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT PLANS

2015-2016

$6,135
$9,036

*Regardless of residence, full-time active duty military personnel pay


New Jersey residency tuition if they do not wish to enroll in MDCP or
Navy College Program.

Per Credit Tuition Plan

With the Enrolled Options Tuition Plan, enrolled


students are required to pay the Annual Enrollment
Tuition and the Technology Services Fee. Payment of
this tuition component entitles the student to a full year
of College services including academic advisement
and program planning. Students may then choose what
College credit-earning methods are required and will be
charged for each option as outlined in the chart below.

The Per Credit Tuition Plan enables students to register


and pay for course tuition on a per credit basis directly
after they apply and are accepted into a degree program.

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ANNUAL ENROLLMENT TUITION


New Jersey Residents*
Out-of-State Residents
Technology Services Fee

$1,767
$3,296
$125

Students who select the Enrolled Options Plan will


receive the same Annual Enrollment Tuition for 24
consecutive months from the date of their initial
enrollment. This means they pay the same Annual
Enrollment Tuition for two years.

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New Jersey Residents*


$425 per credit


attempted

Out-of-State Residents

$520 per credit


attempted

NOTE: Students who select the Per Credit Tuition Plan


with the intention of graduating from Thomas Edison
State College have academic residency requirements
of 12 credits for an associate degree and 24 credits for a
bachelors degree. Residency requirements are met by
earning credits via Thomas Edison State College online
(OL), Guided Study (GS) or e-Pack (EP) courses, prior
learning assessment (PA) or TECEP (TE) exams.

COURSE TUITION (PER CREDIT ATTEMPTED)

Nursing Tuition and Fees

New Jersey Residents*


$183
Out-of-State Residents
$247
Nonmatriculated** $525

FEES
Application $75

TECEP EXAMINATIONS
(PER CREDIT ATTEMPTED)

Tuition and Fees

Enrolled Options Tuition Plan

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TUITION (PER CREDIT ATTEMPTED)***

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT


(PLA)/PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT
(PER CREDIT ATTEMPTED)
Single Course Process
New Jersey Residents
Out-of-State Residents

$167
$230

PLA-100/200 Process
New Jersey Residents
PLA-100 (1-credit course)
PLA-200 (2-credit course)

$183
$366

Out-of-State Residents
PLA-100 (1-credit course)
PLA-200 (2-credit course)

$247
$494

Review Fee
One to 12 credits
Additional 6 credits

$379
$215

BSN New Jersey Residents


$425
BSN Out-of-State Residents
$520
MSN $645
TECEP
$37
NUR-428 Leadership and
Management in Nursing exam $425/exam
ACCELERATED 2ND DEGREE
BSN PROGRAM

$36,091

Tuition is billed in four quarterly installments


of $9,023. A $2,000 nonrefundable deposit
is required to confirm space; the deposit is
applied directly toward the first quarterly tuition
payment. Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program
students apply through NursingCAS. A fee
applies.
*Regardless of residence, full-time active duty military personnel pay
New Jersey residency tuition if they do not wish to enroll in MDCP or
Navy College Program.
** Includes all students not enrolled under either the Comprehensive
Tuition Plan or the Enrolled Options Tuition Plan.
*** Nursing students pay per credit tuition plan, regardless of number
of credits taken.

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Matriculated $37
Nonmatriculated** $50

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Tuition and Fees for


Active Duty Military

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The following are tuition and fees for active duty


military personnel enrolled at Thomas Edison State
College in the Military Degree Completion Program or
through the Navy College or GoArmyEd programs.
The tuition and fees listed here for non-nursing
programs and are effective Oct 1., 2015 Sept. 30, 2016.
FEES
Application $75
Graduation $312
TUITION
Course Tuition
TECEP Exams

$250 per credit attempted


$37 per credit attempted

Participants pay the application fee at the time of


application. The tuition is paid at the time of course
registration. Text and materials are extra and cost varies
per course.
Important Note:
Active duty military personnel who enroll in the
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
program will pay the nursing program tuition rate.
Active duty military personnel who enroll in the
graduate-level degree programs will pay the graduate
tuition rate.
Note: All tuition and fees listed here were accurate as of
July 1, 2015.
Application fee is nonrefundable. Application fee is
waived for Thomas Edison State College alumni.

Note: If your degree program requires a course not


offered by Thomas Edison State College, you may need
to take that course at another institution. If so, you
would be responsible for any and all costs incurred at
that institution.

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

2015-2016

Miscellaneous Fees

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

All students, whether enrolled under the Comprehensive


Tuition Plan, Enrolled Options Tuition Plan or Per
Credit Tuition Plan are subject to the following
miscellaneous fees.
Application Fee

$75

Course Registration Fee


(per semester)

$61

Graduation Fee
(paid the year of graduation)

$312

Late Fee for Annual Enrollment $55


Enrollment Extension Fee*

$251

Returned Check Fee

$35

Transcript Fee

$15

Course Extension Fee

$203

Late Course Registration Fee

$165

Leave of Absence Fee

$70

* To be used by those students whose anniversary date occurs up to


three months prior to their anticipated graduation date.

Payment options

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Payment may be made in the following ways:


online via credit card or check;
over the telephone via credit card; and

through the U.S. Postal Service via credit card,


check or money order.
For more information about tuition and fees or to
learn about the Colleges refund policy, please contact
the Learner Support Center at (888) 442-8372 or
LSC@tesc.edu.

Undergraduate Programs Index ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Accounting/CPA: BSBA
Administrative Studies: AAS
Aging: BSHeS
Allied Dental: BSHeS

Designed for individuals involved in the computer


software industry, computer hardware areas and
technology.
Construction and Facilities Support: AAS
Criminal Justice: BA, AAS
For individuals who plan to work in the field of law
enforcement, probation, corrections and private or
government security personnel.

Air Traffic Control: BSAST, ASAST


For licensed Air Traffic Control Specialists. College
credit will be awarded for the FAA license.

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Anthropology: BA

Dental Assisting: Undergraduate Certificate

Applied Computer Studies: AAS

Dental Hygiene: BSAST, AAS


Limited to licensed dental hygienists. Prospective
students must submit notarized copies of Dental
Hygiene National Board certification and current
state license.

Applied Electronic Studies: AAS


Applied Health Studies: AAS
Art: BA
Aviation Flight Technology: BSAST, ASAST
For FAA licensed commercial and airline transport plots.
College credit will be awarded for these licenses.
Aviation Maintenance Technology: BSAST, ASAST
For FAA licensed airframe and power plant mechanics.
College credit will be awarded for these licenses.
Aviation Management: BSAST
Aviation Support: AAS
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Biology: BA, ASNSM


Biomedical Electronics: BSAST, ASAST
Designed for technicians who design and maintain
hospital and other health-related electronics equipment.
Includes standard electronics as well as medical
equipment.
Business Administration: BSBA, ASBA
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Clinical Laboratory Science: BSAST, ASAST


Communications: BA
Computer Information Systems: BSBA,
Undergraduate Certificate
For students concerned with the systems for the
collection, organization, access and analysis of
information for the planning and control of operations.
Computer Science: BA, ASNSM, Undergraduate
Certificate
For students who desire a strong liberal arts program
with an area of study in computer science.

Undergraduate Programs

Accounting: BSBA, Undergraduate Certificate

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Electrical-Mechanical Systems and Maintenance:


AAS
Electrical Technology: BSAST, ASAST
For electricians and electrical power of machinery
workers. Includes motors, machinery, transformers,
generators, power transmission, wiring and electronics.
Electronics Engineering Technology: ASAST
Designed for technologists employed in various phases
of the electronics industry. Includes digital (including
computer hardware), communications, control systems
and a variety of other electronics areas.
Electronics Systems Engineering Technology:
BSAST
Designed for electronics technologists
Electronics: Undergraduate Certificate
Energy Systems Technology: BSAST
English: BA
Entrepreneurship: BSBA
Designed for small business managers/entrepreneurs
who need to enhance their management, financial
and marketing skills to better assure success in the
operation of their small businesses or ventures.
Environmental, Safety and Security
Technologies: AAS

Computer and Information Technology: ASAST


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Environmental Studies: BA
Includes social sciences, humanities and natural
sciences approach to studying the environment
(e.g., ethics, philosophy, biology, sociology).

Human Services: BSHS , AAHS

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International Business: BSBA

Finance: BSBA, Undergraduate Certificate


Designed to include financial markets and institutions,
investments and the financial management of
organizations.

International Studies: BA

Fitness and Wellness Services: Undergraduate


Certificate
For providers of fitness and wellness services in a
variety of settings, health clubs, corporate facilities and
health centers.
Foreign Language: BA
Students will select one foreign language as their
area of study.
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Information Technology: BSAST

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Labor Studies: BA, Undergraduate Certificate


Learner-Designed: BA, BS
Liberal Arts/General Studies: AA
Liberal Studies/Liberal Arts: BA
Includes two or more liberal arts subject areas (i.e.,
humanities, natural sciences and social sciences).
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Marketing: BSBA, Undergraduate Certificate


Focuses on the activities involved in marketing
products, services and/or ideas.

Gas Distribution: Undergraduate Certificate

Mathematics: BA, ASNSM

General Management: BSBA


For students wishing to have exposure to a number of
business areas rather than focusing on one in depth.

Mechanics and Maintenance: AAS

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Health Advocacy: BSHeS


Health Information Management: BSHIM
Health Services Management and Education:
BSHeS
For school nurses. This does not lead to certification as a
school nurse or teacher.

Medical Imaging: BSAST, ASAST


Limited to licensed/certified Radiographers. Prospective
students must submit notarized copies of their original
ARRT, RT (R) or NJ LRT (R) certificate and current
renewal card. College credit is awarded for this registry
or license as well as for the parallel certifications in
Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiation Therapy.
Medical Imaging Sciences: BSMIS
Military Technology Leadership: BSAST, AAS

Health Services Technology: BSAST

Multidisciplinary Technology: AAS

History: BA

Music: BA

Homeland Security and Emergency


Preparedness: BS

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Hospital Healthcare Administration: BSBA


Designed for those desiring administrative/
management careers in the healthcare field.
Humanities: BA
Includes at least three different humanities subject areas
(e.g., art, journalism and philosophy).
Human Resources Management/
Organizational Management: BSBA
Includes employee selection, training, management
development, industrial relations, compensation and the
dynamics of organizational behavior.
Human Resources Management: Undergraduate
Certificate

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Undergraduate Programs

Imaging Sciences: BSHeS

2015-2016

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: BA
Includes at least three different natural sciences/
mathematics subject areas (e.g., computer science,
mathematics and physics).
Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology: BSAST
ABET Accredited
Nuclear Engineering Technology: BSAST, ASAST
Designed for reactor operators and other workers in
commercial electric power plants, military or research
reactors. College credit will be awarded for the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission Reactor Operator or Senior
Reactor Operator License and Navy Basic Nuclear
Power School.

Radiation Protection: BSAST, ASAST


Designed for radiation safety personnel in power plants,
military, hospitals, industrial and research settings.
College credit is awarded for Navy Nuclear Power
School, National Registry of Radiation Protection
Technologists certification and INPO Training.

Nursing: BSN
Open to registered nurses who hold current licensure in
the United States. The BSN degree requires verification
of current registered nurse licensure by submission of
a notarized copy of the current and valid license. For
credit to be awarded to diploma nurse graduates on the
basis of the RN license, an official transcript from the
diploma school of nursing must also be submitted.

Radiation Protection/Health Physics: BSAST


Designed for Radiation/Health Physics personnel in
power plants, military, hospitals, industrial and research
settings. College credit is awarded for Navy Nuclear
Power School, National registry of Radiation Protection
Technologist Certification and INPO training.

Nursing: Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program


An intense, one-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BSN) degree program designed for adults who already
possess a non-nursing bachelors degree and who are
interested in becoming registered nurses. The 120-credit
program prepares graduates for the National Council
Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
(NCLEX-RN). Candidates are required to have earned
all general education requirements prior to being
admitted into the program. Due to the rigorous nature
of this full-time program, outside employment is not
recommended.
Nutrition and Dietetics: BSND
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Occupational Therapy Assistant: AS


Operations Management: BSBA, Undergraduate
Certificate
Focuses on the design and operations of complex
management systems, including logistics, procurement,
purchasing and transportation.

Undergraduate Programs

Nuclear Medicine Technology: BSAST,


Limited to licensed/certified Nuclear Medicine
Technologists. Prospective students must submit
notarized copies of their AART, RT (N), NMTCB CNMT
or NJ LNMT original certificate and renewal card.
College credit will be awarded for this certification.

Radiation Therapy: BSAST, ASAST


Limited to licensed/certified

Radiation Therapy
Technologists. Prospective students must submit
notarized copies of their original ARRT, RT (T) or
NJ LRT (T) certificate and current renewal card.
College credit will be awarded for this certification.
Religion: BA
Respiratory Care: BSAST
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Social Sciences: BA
Includes at least three different social sciences subject
areas (e.g., anthropology, history and labor studies).
Sociology: BA
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Technical Studies: BSAST, ASAST


Theater Arts: BA

Organizational Leadership: BSOL, Undergraduate


Certificate
Designed to address the needs of corporations, nonprofit
organizations and government agencies.
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Philosophy: BA
Photography: BA
Political Science: BA
Polysomnography: AAS, Undergraduate
Certificate
Professional Studies: BSPS
Designed to enhance current professional capabilities to
prepare for new career opportunities

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Psychology: BA

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Undergraduate Academic Policies ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Thomas Edison State College is an equal opportunity/
affirmative action institution. In the operation of
its programs and activities, including employment,
admissions, counseling and advisement, the College
affords equal opportunity to qualified individuals
regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or
expression, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, place
of birth, marital status or liability for military service.
This is in accord with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,
color and/or national origin, Title IX of the Education
Amendment of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which
prohibits discrimination against otherwise qualified
people with disabilities, and other applicable laws and
regulations, so as to best accommodate the needs of
all such persons. Affirmative Action inquiries may be
directed to the Affirmative Action officer. Section 504
Handicap Regulations Compliance and Section 506 of the
Americans with Disabilities Act inquiries may be directed
to the Colleges ADA coordinator. Both representatives
may be reached at Thomas Edison State College, 101 W.
State St., Trenton, NJ 08608-1176.

Students
with Disabilities
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College will make reasonable effort


to provide accommodations to students in the spirit of
the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is important to
emphasize the flexibility of the options provided for
students to access the College and use our convenient
methods of earning credits, but the College does not
require students to earn credit through any specific
credit-earning method.
The Office of Student Special Services assists students
with disabilities to access College programs and services.
Students can contact the office by phone, fax, postal mail
and email. All student-related information, records and
documents are kept confidential. Students may access
information on Disability Support Services and the Office
of Student Special Services via the College website at
www.tesc.edu/about/ada.

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Undergraduate Academic Policies

Thomas Edison State College adheres to the letter and


spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

2015-2016

When requesting accommodations, it is the students


responsibility to disclose and verify their disability to
the ADA coordinator; all such disclosures will be kept
confidential. Accommodations under the ADA for a
given term must be approved prior to the start date of
the respective term.
If you would like to discuss reasonable disability
accommodations for course work and/or examinations,
please contact the ADA coordinator in the Office of
Student Special Services prior to registering for a
course or examination via phone at (609) 984-1141,
ext. 3415, or email at ada@tesc.edu. Hearing impaired
individuals may call the TTY phone at (609) 341-3109.

Equal Opportunity Policy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thomas Edison State College is an equal opportunity


institution. The College affords equal opportunity
in all of its programs and activities, to all qualified
individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, national
origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex, marital or familial
status, domestic partnership or civil union status,
affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait,
genetic information, liability for military service, AIDS or
HIV status, or disability. Discrimination on the basis of
any of these protected categories is a violation of College
policy. Inquiries concerning the Colleges policy against
discrimination should be directed to the Equity and
Diversity officer at (609) 984-1124.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS EVALUATION


INSTITUTE, INC.
www.acei1.com
CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH,
EVALUATIONS & EDUCATION, INC.
www.iescaree.com
EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS,
INC. (ECE)
www.ece.org
WORLD EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC. (WES)
www.wes.org
SDR EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS
www.sdreducational.org
SPANTRAN EVALUATION SERVICES
www.spantran.com
TRANSCRIPT RESEARCH
www.transcriptresearch.com
All costs associated with the international credit
evaluation are the responsibility of the student. The
College reserves the right to make its own determination
on the amount and type of credit to be awarded based on
the evaluations provide by these agencies. Students may
select one of the evaluations prepared on their behalf
by one of the agencies identified above. There will be no
mixing and matching of evaluations. Only courses with
a grade of C or better, or Pass for pass/fail courses will
be accepted in transfer. An enrolled student may transfer
a maximum of 90 credits from international institutions.
Thomas Edison State College does not participate in
the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
(SEVIS). Therefore the College does not sponsor foreign
national students for F-1 or J-1 visa status.

Thomas Edison State College will accept credit


in transfer for courses completed at colleges and
universities accredited by the six regional accrediting
agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education. In addition, the College offers a host of ways
to earn credit for knowledge obtained in noncollegiate
settings. Examples include:
Courses and examinations approved through the
National College Credit Recommendation Service
(National CCRS) and the American Council on
Educations College Credit Recommendation Service
(ACE). The limit of ACE and National CCRS credits
from a single source is 90 credits for a bachelors
degree and 45 credits for an associate degree.
Military service schools as recommended by the
American Council on Education.
Licenses, certifications and programs of study
approved by the Thomas Edison State College
Academic Council.
Credit recommendations from a required course-bycourse international credit evaluation completed by
one of the following agencies: Academic Credentials
Evaluation Institute, Inc.; Center for Applied Research,
Evaluations & Education, Inc.; Educational Credential
Evaluators, Inc. (ECE); World Educational Services,
Inc. (WES); SDR Educational Consultants; SpanTran
Evaluation Services; Transcript Research.
Students may be required to provide course
descriptions or a copy of the catalog from the
institution (and year) where the courses were taken to
enable course-by-course evaluations and to determine
if such courses may be accepted toward degree
requirements. If descriptions are needed, these should
be requested from the registrar of the college(s) where
the courses were completed. An official transcript from
each institution must be submitted to be evaluated.
Thomas Edison State College will not accept credits
listed as transfer on an institutions transcript.
Thomas Edison State College may accept in direct
transfer college-level credits earned at institutions
accredited by national accreditation associations
that have developed formal articulation agreements
with Thomas Edison State College. Articulation
agreements are posted at www.tesc.edu as required by
the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

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The College will accept credit recommendations from a


required course-by-course evaluation completed by any
of the following agencies:

Transfer Credit Policy on


Previously Earned College
Credits
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Undergraduate Academic Policies

Foreign Transcript
Evaluations for
International
Transfer Credit
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Thomas Edison State College

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College-level skills and knowledge acquired outside


the classroom or through courses from nonaccredited
institutions or institutions not reviewed by one of
the aforementioned organizations may be validated
through a variety of methods or testing options and/or
through the Center for the Assessment of Learning of
Thomas Edison State College.
Thomas Edison State College is covered by, and will
strive to adhere to, the tenants of the Comprehensive
Statewide Transfer Agreement adopted by New Jersey
Presidents Council on Sept. 22, 2008.
Students who wish more specific information concerning
the transfer of credit should contact the College at
registrar@tesc.edu; Attention: Director of Transfer
Evaluations. If your credits were earned on a quarter
system, the following conversion applies:
2 quarter hours = 1.33 semester hours
3 quarter hours = 2 semester hours
4 quarter hours = 2.66 semester hours
5 quarter hours = 3.33 semester hours

Regionally Accredited
Colleges

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Credits earned at U.S. colleges and universities accredited


by the following regional associations will transfer to
Thomas Edison State College, if they satisfy degree
requirements and meet other academic policies:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Demonstration
of Currency
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Because of the rapid changes occurring in technological
and business fields, it is important for todays college
graduates to maintain up-to-date knowledge in their field.
Therefore, it may be necessary for you to demonstrate
currency in your area of study or option in order to
transfer credits previously earned at other regionally
accredited colleges and universities, or through

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Undergraduate Academic Policies

The accreditation status of a college may be found in its


academic catalog or by contacting its registrars office.
Thomas Edison State College places no limit on the
number of regionally accredited colleges or universities
students may attend prior to enrolling in Thomas
Edison State College. The institution must be regionally
accredited at the time the credits were earned.

2015-2016

licenses, if you are seeking one of the following degrees:


Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology
(ASAST), Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and
Technology (BSAST) or Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration (BSBA).
If the credits you wish to transfer to the College in your
area of study or option are more than 10 years old at
the time of application to the College, you may need to
demonstrate currency for these courses. You may validate
these transfer credits by completing an oral conference
with a mentor covering contemporary developments
in the subject at hand or validate currency for these
credits through other means established by the College
for this purpose. More detailed information is available
by contacting the College. You must be enrolled in the
College to complete one of these procedures.

Residency for Tuition and


Enrollment
Purposes
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Pursuant to NJAC 9A:5-1.1-1.2, persons who have resided
within the state of New Jersey for a period of 12 months
prior to enrollment in a public institution of higher
education are presumed to be domiciled in this state
for tuition and enrollment purposes. Persons who have
resided within this state for fewer than 12 months prior
to enrollment are presumed to be nondomiciliaries for
tuition and enrollment purposes. To determine whether a
person is a New Jersey domiciliary, the primary evidence
is a New Jersey Resident Income Tax return or, in the
case of a dependent student, a copy of his/her parent(s)/
legal guardians/spouses New Jersey Resident Income
Tax return. United States military personnel and their
dependents, who are attending public institutions of
higher education in New Jersey, shall be regarded as
residents of the state for the purpose of determining
tuition.
If you are undocumented and wish to apply for in-state
tuition status under the New Jersey Dream Act, please
complete the Request for Exemption from Out-of-State
Tuition Application and Affidavit, which can be located on
the College website.

Policies for Students with


Associate, Bachelors or
Graduate Degrees

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If you already hold an associate, bachelors or graduate


degree and wish to apply for another degree or a
certificate, please consult the Thomas Edison State
College Catalog at www.tesc.edu/catalog for important
information.

101 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608-1176


(888) 442-8372 info@tesc.edu www.tesc.edu