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Hennepin Technical College

Student Handbook & Calendar 2010/2011

www.HennepinTech.edu

2010-11 Student Handbook

and Calendar

Name:__________________________________________________________________

Tech_ID:_________________________________________________________________

Program/Major:___________________________________________________________

Faculty_Advisor:___________________________________________________________

Address:_ _______________________________________________________________

Day_Phone:________________________Evening_Phone:__________________________

Compliments of Student SenateThis document is designed and printed by graduates of Hennepin Technical College.

Students_are_responsible_for_understanding_the_information_contained_in_this_handbook.Due_to_changes_in_conditions_beyond_the_control_of_Hennepin_Technical_College,_ it_may_be_necessary_to_modify,_amend,_and/or_delete_statements_appearing_in_this_document_without_notice.__Hennepin_Technical_College_reserves_the_right_to_modify_any_statement_herein_in_accordance_with_current_conditions.__Fees,_charges,_and_policies_are_as_of_the_publication_date_and_subject_to_change.

The Hennepin Technical College Student Senate is the official governing body of students and student organizations.

Everyone is welcome!

The purpose of the student senate is to:

Makerecommendationsforimprovementofstudentlifeoncampus

Givethestudentsanactivevoiceinpolicy-makingatthecollege

Recommendmeasuresforimprovementofthecollegeandtheadvancementofstudentinterests

RepresentthestudentbodyattheLegislature,totheadministration,faculty,andcommunity

Promotetheidealsofleadershipthroughoutthestudentbody

Improvestudentparticipationwithdevelopmentofactivities

Student Senate meets Wednesdays

at Noon

Join Student Senate

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Table of ContentsWelcome_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Getting_Started _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

GPS_LifePlan_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2010-11_Academic_Calendar_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

College_Phone_Numbers_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2010-11_Monthly_Calendar_and_Student_Planner_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Class_Schedule_Planner _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

General_Information_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Emergency_Information_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Admissions _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Placement_Testing_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Counseling/Advising_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Transfer_of_Credit_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Credit_for_Prior_Learning _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Financing_Your_Education_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Tuition_and_Fees_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Registration_for_Credit_Courses_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Course_Information_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Adding,_Dropping,_and_Withdrawing_from_Courses_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Refunds_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Grading_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Student_Recognition__. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Graduation_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Employment_Services_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

College_Services_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Student_Organizations_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Student_Rights_and_Responsibilities_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Health,_Safety,_and_Security _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Annual_Calendars_(2010-2012)_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

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AAbuse _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69Academic_Fresh_Start _. . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,_70Accessibility_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Accident_Reporting _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Accreditation_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Adding_Courses_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Admissions_Process _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Advanced_Placement_(AP) _. . . . . . . . . . . . 53Advising_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Advisory_Committees._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._ 44Agency_Funding._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._ 55Alcohol_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,_69Animals_on_Campus _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Appeals_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,_71Articulation__Bachelor_Degree_. . . . . . . . . 52Articulation__High_School_. . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Associate_in_Applied_Science_(A.A.S.)_Degree _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Associate_in_Science_(A.S.)_Degree _. . . . . 48Attendance _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,_66Audited_Courses_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,_68Award _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

BBachelor_Degree_Opportunities_. . . . . . . . . 52Background_Study_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70Bloodborne_Pathogens_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Books._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._ 57Bookstore _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

CCalendar_(Academic)_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Calendar_(Monthly) _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Campus_Security_Act_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74Career_Development_Services._._._._._._._._._._ 51Certificate _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Children_on_Campus_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75CLEP_(College_Level_Examination__Program) _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

College_Level_Courses _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Communicable_Diseases_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Complaint_Policy_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70Connections_Center_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Consortium_Credits_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68Counseling._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._ 50Course_Information_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Course_Numbering_System_. . . . . . . . . . . . 59Course_Prerequisites_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Course_Repeats._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._ 62Course_Schedules_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Course_Wait_List _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Credit_Completion_Ratio _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Credit_for_Prior_Learning _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Credit_Transfer_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,_53Crime_Awareness _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

DDANTES_(Dense_Activities_for__Non-Traditional_Education_Support _. . . . 53

Data_Privacy _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54,_72Degree_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Developmental_Level_Courses._._._._._._._._._._ 59Diploma_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Disability_Services_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Discrimination_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,_69Diversity_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Dropping_Courses_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,_61Drug_Free_College_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

EE-Transcript_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,_55Elective_Courses_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59ELL_Student_Advisor _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Email_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Emergencies_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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