College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies

Academic Departments

Automotive Industry Management and Facilities Management and Technology Studies


Majors: Automotive Industry Management (BS)
Facilities Mgmt. and Technology Studies (BS)
Facilities Management Emphasis Area
Facilities Technology Emphasis Area

Minors: Automotive Industry Management
Facilities Mgmt. and Technology Studies

Computer Information Systems
 

Major: Computer Information Systems (BS)

Minor: Computer Information Systems

Engineering
 

Majors: Industrial Engineering (BSIEN)
Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS)

Minor: Industrial Engineering

Engineering Technology
 

Majors: Civil Engineering Technology (BSCET)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET)

Minors: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation
 

Majors: Exercise Science, Health Promotion
and Recreation (BS)
Emphasis Areas:
Athletic Training
Community/Commercial Recreation
General Exercise Science
Health Promotion/ Wellness
K-12 Physical Education Teacher Preparation
Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Minors: Coaching
Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Recreation

Nursing
 

Major: Nursing (BSN)
Nursing (MS)

Speech Communication

Teacher Education
 

Licensure Areas: Elementary
Secondary
K-12

Minor: Education
Reading

Mission

The College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies degree programs reflect Colorado State University-Pueblo’s professional focus and are designed to prepare graduates for positions in industry, education, business, and governmental agencies.

The mission of the College is to offer a career-oriented education that efficiently and effectively prepares students to excel as professionals.

Mission objectives:

  • To be the premier educational institution in Southern Colorado that provides professional programs.

  • To be the preferred source in Southern Colorado for consulting services, research effort, service learning, and other linkages to the public schools, industry, and the community.

  • To be recognized for effectiveness in the professional development of faculty, staff, and students.

The College embraces the model of continuous improvement through the use of assessment in evaluating and improving student learning.

DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

Department Chair: Ronald Darby

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Faculty: Darby, Robbe, Sefcovic 

The major in automotive industry management leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree and is designed to prepare its students for automotive industry management careers by providing automotive management skills, supported by the business and technical background requisite for success in the automotive industry. The curriculum emphasizes personnel supervision, financial analysis, customer relations, warranty administration, sales promotions, techniques of technical problem-solving, service management, marketing, merchandising and distribution methods used by the automotive aftermarket, automotive manufacturer and import industries.

Program Goals
 
  • Prepare students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to enter the workforce as productive, accountable and responsible employees.

  • To provide students with theoretical and hands-on laboratory experiences designed to develop the knowledge and skills for success in automotive management careers.

  • To utilize an advisory committee of automotive business leaders to advise and support the AIM program on a range of issues, which includes keeping the curriculum current with industry needs.

Expected Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AIM curriculum, the graduate should: 

  • Possess technical knowledge and understanding of various automotive systems-engines, suspension and brakes, power trains and drive lines, fuel and emissions, electrical and electronic…

  • Possess knowledge and understanding of the operation and management of the automotive parts business—financial systems, computerized management and inventory control systems, customer relations, environmental regulations…

  • Possess knowledge and understanding of general business operations—courses taken within the Hasan School of Business that comprise a minor in Business Administration, plus additional selected courses.

General Requirements for the AIM Program
 
  • AIM majors are required to complete an approved curriculum with a minimum grade of C earned in all major courses.

  • AIM majors are required to demonstrate intellectual skills and knowledge in related business courses to satisfy the minor and institutional requirements.

  • AIM minors are required to complete the approved curriculum with a minimum grade of C earned in all minor courses.

Specific Requirements for the AIM Major
 
AIM Courses Titles Credits
AIM 105 Intro to the Parts & Serv Indus.. 1
AIM 115 Automotive Engine Design & Operation 5
AIM 125/L  Automotive Susp & Brake Systems/Lab 4
AIM  155 Automotive Parts Operations 4
AIM 165/L Automotive Power Trains & Dr Lines/Lab 4
AIM  235/L Automotive Fuel Systems & Exhaust/Lab 4
AIM 245/L Automotive Electrical Systems I/Lab 4
AIM 255/L Automotive Electrical Systems II/Lab 4
AIM 265 Automotive Parts Management Systems 4
AIM 305 Automotive Customer Service Regulatory Issues 3
AIM 325 Fuels & Lube Production, Mktg &
Conservation
3
AIM 335 Automotive Shop Practices 5
AIM 345 Advanced Automotive Systems 5
AIM 405 Personal Selling Methods & Techniques 4
AIM 425 Automotive Financial Mgmt 5
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TOTAL 59

Other Required Courses
ACCTG 201 Principles of Financial Acctg 3
ACCTG 202 Principles of Managerial Acctg 3
BUSAD 302 Ethical Issues 3
CIS Course(s) as per advisement 2
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN  330 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 311 Operations and Quality Management 3
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
MATH 156 Intro to Statistics 3
PHYS 201/L Principles of Physics I/Lab 4
SPCOM 103 Speaking and Listening 3
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TOTAL 42

Institutional and General Education

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog or refer to your individual program’s curriculum sheet.

Specific Requirements for the AIM Minor

AIM 115 Automotive Engine Design & Operation 5
AIM 235/L Automotive Fuel Systems and Exhaust Emissions Systems/Lab 4
AIM 245/L Automotive Electrical Systems I/Lab 4
Approved AIM Electives (min) 7
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TOTAL 20

Outcomes Assessment Activities
 

  • The program will keep a portfolio for each AIM major and minor containing a record of achievement, showing improvement in intellectual skills, knowledge and capacities between entrance and graduation.

  • Required courses are monitored to assure that quality of content and delivery is maintained to a high standard.

  • A National Advisory Committee meets to assess and offer advice to the program faculty and students regarding the quality of the AIM program.

  • Enrollment and retention are monitored as a gauge of program effectiveness.

  • Graduate placement within the area of study is monitored.


FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

Program Coordinator: Michael Hoots
Faculty: Hoots

The major in Facilities Management and Technology Studies (FMTS) leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree. This program is officially recognized by the International Facility Management Association. The program has two emphasis areas.

Facilities Management Emphasis Area

This emphasis area prepares students to serve in administration and supervisory positions. Graduates will be prepared to plan, program, and supervise operation, maintenance, and construction in major physical facilities, such as schools, industrial plants, malls, resorts/casinos, sports and hotel/motel complexes, hospitals, office buildings, etc.

Facilities Technology Emphasis Area

This emphasis area prepares students to serve in technical positions related to traditionally non-managerial facilities operations. Graduates will be prepared to apply general, facilities technology skills from the FMTS core curriculum as well as specific, technological skills gained from a degree and/or course work from an approved, transferable institution. These specialized skills may include fields such as occupational safety and health, architecture, building and grounds maintenance, construction, environmental technology, building systems and other areas related to facilities operations.

Program Goals
 
  • To graduate students who possess career oriented knowledge and skills necessary to become productive, accountable, and responsible managers, administrators and technicians upon entering the work force.

  • To provide students a total quality learning experience utilizing the best faculty, facilities, equipment and material possible.

  • To continuously insure that curriculums are rigorous, relevant and current with industry needs.

The Facilities Management graduate will:
 
  • be able to supervise facilities operations, maintenance, design and construction;

  • understand and have working knowledge of commercial real estate;

  • have knowledge and appreciation of human and environmental factors;

  • be able to do planning and project management;

  • analyze and solve problems relative to facilities functions;

  • understand the procedures and processes of corporate finance;

  • be able to develop and manage a quality assessment and innovation program; and

  • communicate and do critical thinking and problem-solving in industrial science;

  • be able to successfully acquire and utilize knowledge management systems.

The Facilities Technology graduate will: 
 
  • be able to perform the same operational tasks as the facilities management graduate without the managerial and supervisory components.

General Requirements for the FMTS Program

 
  • Graduates of this program are required to complete an approved curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better.

  • Students in the minor are required to complete the approved curriculum with a minimum grade of C earned in all minor courses.

Specific Requirements for the FMTS Major
Facilities Management Emphasis Area


FACILITIES COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS
 
Courses Titles Credits
CET 115 Civil Drafting I  3
CET 304 Construction Cost Estimating I 3
CET 313 Architectural Drafting I 3
CET 314 Architectural Drafting II 3
EN 440 Safety Engineering 3
FMTS 103 Introduction to Facilities Mgmt. & Technology Studies 2
FMTS 140 Office & Furniture Design 3
FMTS 206 Commercial & Residential Construction 3
FMTS 230 Environmental Issues in Facilities 3
FMTS 306 Building Mechanical Systems 3
FMTS 309 Building Electrical Systems 3
FMTS 341 Facilities Planning and Layout 3
FMTS 350 Facilities Management: Administration 3
FMTS 351 Facilities Management: Operations 3
FMTS 431 The Facilities Supervisor 3
FMTS 442 Computer Aided Facility Mgmt 3
FMTS 493 Seminar (1-5 var) 3
FMTS 496 Cooperative Education Internship (1-5 var) 3
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TOTAL 53

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Principles of Managerial Acctg 3
BUSAD 302 Ethical Issues & the Legal Environment of Business 3
CIS 100 Intro to Word and Windows 1
CIS 103 PowerPoint and Web Publishing 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
CIS 105 MS Access DBMS 1
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 330 Finance Concepts 3
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 311 Operations & Quality Mgmt 3
MGMT 368 Project Management 3
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TOTAL 34

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Courses Titles Credits
BIOL 121/L Environmental Conservation/Lab 4
CHEM 101/L Chemistry and Society 4
MATH 121 College Algebra  4
PSYCH 100 General Psychology 3
SPCOM 103 Speaking and Listening 3
Other General Education Electives. 15
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TOTAL 33

Specific Requirements for the FMTS Major
Facilities Technology Emphasis Area


FACILITIES COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS

Courses Titles Credits
CET  115 Civil Drafting I 3
CET 304 Construction Cost Estimating I 3
CET 313 Architectural Drafting I 3
CET 314 Architectural Drafting II 3
EN 440 Safety Engineering 3
FMTS 103 Intro to Facilities Management & Technology Studies 2
FMTS 140 Office & Furniture Design 3
FMTS 206 Commercial & Residential Construction 3
FMTS 230 Environmental Issues in Facilities 3
FMTS 306 Building Mechanical Systems 3
FMTS 309 Building Electrical Systems 3
FMTS 341 Facilities Planning and Layout 3
FMTS 350 Facilities Management Administration 3
FMTS 351 Facilities Management Operations 3
FMTS 431 The Facilities Supervisor 3
FMTS 442 Computer Aided Facility Management 3
FMTS 493 Seminar (1-5 var) 3
FMTS 496 Cooperative Education Internship (1-5 var) 3
Approved Facilities Technology Electives 5
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TOTAL 58

FACILITIES TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

Not less than 27 credit hours from an approved in state institution with a transferable, technology program, core curriculum directly related to facilities operations.
____________
TOTAL 27-30

FMTS MINOR

Facilities knowledge is important to many professions. Managers of recreational programs, for example are often responsible for the facilities that support the programs themselves. If your career field might include facilities responsibilities, then an FMTS minor may prove advantageous.

Specific Requirements for the FMTS Minor 

FMTS Courses  Titles Credits
FMTS  140 Office and Furniture Design 3
FMTS 206 Commercial and Residential Construction 3
FMTS 230 Environmental Issues in Facilities 3
FMTS 306 Building Mechanical Systems 3
FMTS 309 Building Electrical Systems 3
FMTS 350 Facilities Management: Admin 3
FMTS 351 Facilities Management: Oper 3
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TOTAL 21

Institutional and General Education

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog or refer to each individual option’s curriculum sheet.

Co-curricular Requirements

In all options, the faculty support and encourage students to engage in co-curricular experiences that complement and reinforce the curricular experiences including participation in student organizations, clubs, employment or other activities related to these options.

The program hosts a student chapter of the International Facility Management Association, 1 E. Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100, Houston, TX 77046, telephone (713)623-4362. Students travel to conferences, plan activities, network with professionals and compete for scholarships.

Outcomes Assessment Activities
0
Students enrolled in the baccalaureate degree programs of the program are expected to meet the following requirements:

1) Students are required to develop and maintain a portfolio containing a record of achievement showing improvement in intellectual skills, knowledge and capacities between entrance and graduation. During the semester of graduation, the faculty shall evaluate each graduate portfolio. The program will keep a copy of each portfolio on file to be used as a summarization assessment to assist in program evaluation.

2) In addition to the portfolio, survey information from both the graduate and his/her employer will be collected during the first, third and fifth year following graduation.

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: Kathy Faggiani

Faculty: Borton, Faggiani, Howell, Huff, Huff,
Spencer, Suscheck

The major in computer information systems (CIS) leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree designed to provide students with the technical and administrative skills necessary to develop and integrate computer applications in a business environment. Students complete a curriculum which provides them with marketable skills in application programming, system analysis and design, local area network (LAN) concepts and administration, database administration, web development, PC operating systems, applications and architecture.

Evening Program

The CIS degree may be completed in traditional day classes or in an evening format. All evening classes begin after 5:30 Monday-Thursday. A few classes may require Saturday or Friday evening attendance. All required related courses, general education, and a select group of minors are also available in the evening.

Program Goals
 

  • To prepare students with the appropriate computer-related knowledge and skills necessary to become productive, accountable, and responsible employees upon entering the work force.

  • To provide students with a comprehensive theoretical foundation bolstered by hands-on laboratory experiences.

  • To utilize the computer information systems professional advisory committee to advise faculty of the currency of the curriculum based on relevant industry needs.

Expected Student Outcomes
 
  • Demonstrate mastery of the skills necessary to design and code application programs using Java, C#.Net, and other programming languages.

  • Possess a thorough understanding of the information object-oriented systems analysis and design process as it applies to the development and implementation of computing applications in a business environment.

  • Demonstrate skills in database design and administration.

  • Have a basic knowledge of local area network (LAN) concepts and administration.

  • Possess hardware and software skills necessary to configure and support PC-based computing operations.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in an academic field outside the major, which supports the student’s career interests in the computer information systems discipline.

  • Develop oral and written communications skills necessary to convey technical information in a business environment.


General Requirements for the CIS Program
 
  • Students majoring in computer information systems must maintain grades of C or higher in all CIS courses. In addition, all required CIS prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • Students must complete at least 120 semester hours in an approved program of study, including 48 hours in the major.

  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits of CIS upper-division course work. At least 75 percent of CIS upper-division credits must be taken in residence.

  • Students must complete a course planning worksheet and participate in the advisement process with a member of the CIS faculty.

Specific Requirements for the CIS Major
 
CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS 100 Intro to Word & Windows 1
CIS 103 PowerPoint & Web Publishing 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
CIS 105 MS Access DBMS 1
CIS 150 Computer Information Systems  3
CIS 171 Intro to Java Programming 4
CIS 215 UNIX Operating System 3
CIS 240 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 271 Adv. Program Design with Java 4
CIS 311 Introduction to Web Development 3
CIS 350 Data Base Systems  3
CIS 359 Adv. Programming with C# 3
CIS 389 Network Concepts 3
CIS 432 Senior Professional Project 6
CIS 493 Seminar 1
CIS Electives  9
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TOTAL 49

CIS electives may be selected from the following list of courses:

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS 316 Operating Systems Design 3
CIS 356 XML Programming 3
CIS 385 PC Architecture 3
CIS 401 Network Systems Admin 3
CIS 402  Linux Networks & Routing 3
CIS  403 Advanced Visual Programming 3
CIS 411 Internet Server-Side Programming 4
CIS 450 Database Systems II 3
CIS  481 IT Implementation 3
CIS  482 IT Strategies 3
CIS 490 Special Projects 1-5
CIS 491 Special Topics 1-5
CIS 496 Cooperative Education 1-5

Required Related Courses
ENG 305 Tech and Scientific Report Writing 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 4
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 368 Project Management 3

SPCOM 103 Speech Communication 3
Select one of the following:
MATH 126  Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
OR
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics
OR
MATH 221 Applied Calculus
OR
PHIL 205 Deductive Logic 3-5

Institutional and General Education

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog or refer to your individual program’s curriculum sheet.

CIS MINOR

The CIS minor consists of seven core courses and four separate tracks, which students may select from depending upon individual interests. Students must complete a minimum of six credits of upper-division CIS courses. 

CIS Minor Core

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS 100 Intro to Word & Windows 1
CIS 103 PowerPoint & Web Publishing 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
CIS 105 MS Access DBMS 1
CIS 150 Computer Information Systems 3
CIS  171 Introduction to Java Programming 4
CIS 240 Systems Analysis & Design 3
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SUB-TOTAL 14

Personal Computers/Local Area Network Support

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS Minor Core 14
CIS 385 PC Architecture 3
CIS 389 LAN Concepts 3
___________
TOTAL 20

Information Analyst

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS Minor Core 14
CIS 311 Introduction to Web Development 3
CIS 350 Database Systems 3
___________
TOTAL 20

Web Development Specialist

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS Minor Core 14
CIS 271 Advanced Program Design
with Java
4
CIS 311 Introduction to Web Development 3
CIS 411 Internet Server-Side Programming 4
______________
TOTAL 23 or 24 

Systems Analysis and Design

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS Minor Core 14
CIS 350 Database Systems 3
CIS Upper Division Elective 3
___________
TOTAL 20

Software Engineer/Programmer

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS Minor Core 14
CIS 271 Adv. Program Design with Java 4
Any two courses from the following list:
CIS 356 XML Programming 3
OR
CIS 359 Advanced Programming with C# 3
OR
CIS 403 Advanced Visual Programming 3
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TOTAL 21

CIS majors may select any academic minor offered at the University or complete 20 credits (6 upper division) from a list of selected courses available from any of the CIS faculty advisors.

Co-curricular Requirements

The CIS faculty support and encourage students to have co-curricular experiences that complement and reinforce the curricular experiences by participation in student organizations, clubs, employment or other related activities. The CIS department sponsors the student chapter of the American Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). AITP currently boasts the largest membership of any student club on the CSU-Pueblo campus.


DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING

Department Chair: Jane M. Fraser

Faculty: Carrasco, DePalma, Fraser, Jaksic, Sarper

The industrial engineering major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIEN) Degree. This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 347-7700. 

The department also provides courses for the first two years of other engineering disciplines for potential transfer students, courses for engineering options in chemistry and physics, and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MSISE) Degree.

As defined by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. 

Industrial engineering is a major branch of engineering with applications in manufacturing, service, governmental, and non-profit organizations. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical and physical sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such integrated systems.

Industrial engineers design, improve, and manage the factories and facilities that produce the goods and services at reasonable prices that everyone enjoys every day. Industrial engineers are productivity and quality specialists who deal with the human aspects of work in addition to the advanced technologies of computer software and production-related hardware.

The program also offers the Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. For more information, see the Graduate Studies section of this catalog.

A minor is offered in industrial engineering for students interested in a technical, applied science addition to their major area of study. Engineering options are also available in chemistry and physics, offering students in these majors an opportunity to achieve specific employment or graduate educational goals. The program requirements for the chemistry and physics engineering options are described in the Chemistry and Physics sections of the catalog.

Department Goals
 

  • To provide students with high-quality instruction in industrial engineering which is broad-based and strongly rooted in mathematics, physical science and engineering science.

  • To prepare graduates in industrial engineering to function effectively in the workplace and make immediate contributions to the efficient and effective operation of manufacturing industries, service organizations and governmental agencies.

  • To maintain accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements
 
  • Graduates are required to complete an approved program of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in their major courses. 

  • Graduates are required to demonstrate the ability to formulate mathematical models, develop and use computer solutions as appropriate, collect and statistically analyze data, and prepare both written and oral reports of their analysis.

Specific Requirements for the Industrial Engineering Major
 
EN Courses Titles Credits
EN 101 Problem Solving for Engineers 3
EN 103 Introduction to Engineering 2
EN 107 Engineering Graphics 2
EN  211 Engineering Mechanics I  3
EN 212 Engineering Mechanics II 3
EN 215 Intro to Indus & Sys Engineering 3
EN 231/L Circuit Analysis/Lab 5
EN 321 Thermodynamics 3
EN 324/L Mechanics of Materials/Lab 4
EN 343 Engineering Economy 3
EN 365 Stochastic Systems Engineering 4
EN 420 Simulation Experiments 4
EN 439 Human Performance Engineering 2
EN 440 Safety Engineering 3
EN 441 Manufacturing Processes 4
EN 443 Quality Control and Reliability 3
EN 471 Operations Research 4
EN 473 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
EN 475 Facilities Planning and Design 3
EN 477 Operations Planning and Control 3
EN 488 Indus Engr Design Projects 3
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TOTAL 67

Other Required Courses
MATH 126 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5
MATH 337 Differential Equations I  3
PHYS 221/L General Physics I/Lab 5
PHYS  222/L General Physics II/Lab 5
SPCOM 103 Speaking and Listening 3
___________
TOTAL 26

Institutional and General Education

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog or refer to your individual program’s curriculum sheet. BSIEN students must show depth in General Education courses.

Typical Schedule of Courses for the Industrial Engineering Major

Freshman Year

Course Titles Credits
EN 101 Problem Solving for Engineers 3
EN 103 Introduction to Engineering 2
EN 107 Engineering Graphics 2
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
MATH 126/ Calculus and Analytic Geom I/II. 10
224
PHYS 221/L General Physics I/Lab 5
General Education 3
___________
TOTAL 31

Sophomore Year
Courses Titles Credits
EN 211/ Engineering Mechanics I/II 6
212
EN 215 Intro to Indus & Sys Engineering 3
EN 231/L Circuit Analysis/Lab 5
EN 324/L  Mechanics of Materials/Lab 4
MATH 337 Differential Equations I 3
PHYS 222/L General Physics II/Lab 5
SPCOM 103 Speaking & Listening 3
___________
TOTAL 29

Junior Year
Courses Titles Credits
EN 321 Thermodynamics I 3
EN 343 Engineering Economy 3
EN 365 Stochastic Systems Engineering 4
EN 420 Simulation Experiments 4
EN 439 Human Performance Engr. 2
EN 441 Manufacturing Processes 4
EN 443 Quality Control and Reliability 3
EN 471 Operations Research  4
General Education 3
__________
TOTAL 30

Senior Year
Course Titles  Credits
EN 440 Safety Engineering 3
EN 473 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
EN 475 Facilities Planning and Design 3
EN 477 Operations Planning and Control 3
EN 488 Industrial Engr Design Projects 3
Technical Electives 6
General Education 9
___________
TOTAL 30

Specific Requirements for the Minor in Industrial Engineering

EN Courses Titles Credits
EN 101 Problem Solving for Engineers 3
EN 103 Introduction to Engineering 2
EN 107 Engineering Graphics 2
EN 215 Intro to Indus & Sys Engineering 3
EN 343 Engineering Economy 3

PLUS three of the following:
EN 420 Simulation Experiments 4
EN 439 Human Performance Engineering 2
EN 440 Safety Engineering 3
EN 441 Manufacturing Processes 4
EN 443 Quality Control and Reliability 3
EN 471 Operations Research 4
EN 473 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
EN 475 Facilities Planning and Design 3
EN 477 Operations Planning and Control 3
_____________
TOTAL 21-25

Co-curricular Requirements

Engineering graduates should be introduced to the professional world and encouraged to develop a sense of obligation to the development and ethical practice of engineering. Consequently, the faculty support the activities of the local chapters of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES), encourage student participation and promote the operation of student chapters.

Outcomes Assessment Activities
 

  • During the final semester of study and after successfully completing necessary prerequisite courses, all industrial engineering students are required to demonstrate their ability to apply and integrate the skills learned in the IE program by producing a capstone engineering design project. This project must incorporate subject material covered in two or more of the major courses, illustrate the student’s ability to do independent project work, and include written and oral reports to demonstrate the student’s communication skills.

  • All senior industrial engineering students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (Engineer-In-Training or EIT) Exam administered by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, on a regularly scheduled examination date. Students must take the exam to be eligible to graduate, although the results of the exam will not affect GPA or graduation.

  • Employment, progress toward profession registration, and enrollment in graduate degree programs will be tracked to the extent possible.

Engineering Transfer Program

Students seeking to major in some area of engineering other than industrial engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, etc.) can complete at least 60 credits (two years of work) that will transfer to other engineering schools. Most accredited engineering programs require students to complete at least one semester of college chemistry (CHEM 121 and 121L), a two semester sequence in calculus based physics (PHYS 221, 221L, 222, 222L), three semesters of calculus (MATH 126, 224, 325), one semester of differential equations (MATH 337), and one course in computer applications and programming. Courses in engineering technology are not accepted for transfer to engineering programs. 

Recommended courses for a student planning to transfer to another engineering school include:

Courses Titles Credits
CHEM 121/L General Chemistry/Lab 5
MATH 126/
224
Calculus I & II 10
MATH 207 Vector and Matrix Algebra 2
MATH 325 Intermediate Calculus 3
MATH 337 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 221/L
222/L

General Physics I & II/Lab 10
Humanities and Social Sciences 9-15
Engineering Courses and/or Additional Science Courses 12-18

The engineering or additional science courses taken would depend on the major chosen.

A one or two year program should be planned in consultation with an advisor at CSU-Pueblo and the university to which the student is planning to transfer. During the first semester, a typical engineering program would include a course in chemistry, (CHEM 111, 111L for a student who did not complete a year of chemistry in high school or CHEM 121, 121L for those who did), a course in mathematics (college algebra MATH 121, precalculus MATH 124, or calculus MATH 126 depending on the high school background), an introduction to engineering course (EN 103), and a computer programming class (EN 101 or CIS 121).

To transfer to another engineering school will require a good grade point average. Eighteen credits per semester is the maximum number of credits a student would be allowed to take as a freshman. A student working part-time should not enroll in more than 12 to 15 credits depending on the number of hours worked.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Department Chair: Wolfgang Sauer

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Program Coordinator: Ward Holderness

Faculty: Cheng, Hirth, Holderness 

The major in civil engineering technology leads to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology (BSCET) Degree. 

The major is designed to produce competent field engineering technologists, surveyors, soil and concrete technologists, construction estimators, project managers and engineering design technologists, who have supervisory capabilities. The curriculum places emphasis on surveying, construction, design and estimating. The upper-division courses provide a broader and more detailed understanding in areas such as land surveying, water supply systems, architectural drafting and civil design projects. Managerial and supervisory capabilities are developed in the estimating and project management classes. 

Students seeking a degree in civil engineering technology should have a mathematics/science background including algebra, geometry and trigonometry. 

Program Goals
 

  • To prepare graduates in civil engineering technology to function effectively in the engineering, surveying or construction teams.

  • To provide our students with a broad based curriculum and quality instruction.

  • To maintain accreditation as defined by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements
 
  • Graduates are required to complete an approved program of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in their major courses.

  • Graduates are required to demonstrate skill and knowledge in the areas of quantitative analysis and science by having a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in the mathematics and physics courses common to all ET programs.

  • Civil engineering technology majors are required to demonstrate the ability to solve problems appropriate to their discipline, acquire computer skills, and to complete a final senior-year technical project requiring an oral and written presentation.

Specific Requirements for the CET Major

It is expected that CET graduates should have the appropriate skills and knowledge regarding surveying and drafting. In addition, they should have a knowledge of basic construction materials along with the fundamentals of statics, strength of materials, hydraulics, structural analysis and design. 

This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Engineering Technology Core Courses
 
Courses Titles Credits
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ET  202 Statics 3
ET 206 Strengths of Materials 4
ET 300 Project Planning, Scheduling and
Management
3
_____________
TOTAL 12

Civil Engineering Technology Courses
 
Courses Titles Credits
CET 102 Surveying I 3
CET 103 Surveying II 3
CET 115 Civil Drafting I 3
CET 116 Civil Drafting II 3
CET 203 Dynamics 1
CET 207 Construction Materials & Methods 3
CET 208 Concrete & Asphalt Materials 3
CET 215 Advanced Surveying I 3
CET 304 Construction Cost Estimating I 3
CET 305 Construction Cost Estimating II 3
CET 315 Soil Mechanics Technology 3
CET 316 Structural Analysis 3
CET 404 Structural Steel Design 3
CET 405 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CET 411 Hydraulics 3
CET 455 Design Seminar 1
CET 456 Senior Project 3
Approved CET Electives 6
Approved Technical Electives 6
___________
TOTAL 56

Math, Science and Computer Courses
 
Courses Titles Credits
CIS 100 Intro to Word & Windows 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
CENT 226 Intro to Programming 2
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry
OR
GEOL 101 Earth Science 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 4
MATH 124 Pre-Calculus Math 5
MATH 126 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
PHYS 201/L Principles of Physics I/Lab 4
PHYS 202/L Principles of Physics II/Lab 4
___________
TOTAL 29

Institutional and General Education
 
Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the undergraduate section of this catalog. For the knowledge component, CET majors need to take nine credits (three courses) each in the areas of Humanities (including SPCOM 103) and Social Sciences (including History). No additional courses are needed for Science and Technology.

Co-curricular Requirements
 
The faculty supports and encourages the involvement of engineering technology majors in at least one technical organization specific to each discipline and actively encourages student participation in such organizations.

Outcomes Assessment Activities
 

  • To be eligible for graduation, all civil engineering technology majors are required to take an examination. The results of the examination will be used in the evaluation of the program. Test results will have no effect on student’s GPA.

  • Graduates and their employers will be surveyed as to program satisfaction and job performance following their graduation.

Civil Engineering Technology Typical Schedule of Courses

Freshman - Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
CET 102 Surveying I 3
CET 115 Civil Drafting I 3
CIS 100 Intro to Word & Windows 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Tech 2
MATH 121 College Algebra 4
___________
TOTAL 14

Freshman - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
CET 103 Surveying II 3
CET 116 Civil Drafting II 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
MATH 124 Pre-Calculus Math 5
General Education, Knowledge Component 3
___________
TOTAL 17

Sophomore - Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
CET 203 Dynamics 1
CET 207 Construction Materials & Methods 3
CET 215/
216
Advanced Surveying I or II 3
ET 202 Statics 3
MATH 126 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5
___________
TOTAL 16

Sophomore - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
CET 208  Concrete and Asphalt Materials 3
ET  206 Strength of Materials 4
ENG 102 Composition II 3
SPCOM 103 Speaking and Listening 3
General Education, Knowledge Component  3
___________
TOTAL 16

Junior-Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
CET  304 Construction Cost Estimating I 3
CET 316 Structural Analysis 3
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry
OR
GEOL 101 Earth Sciences 3
PHYS 201/L Physics I w/Lab 4
General Education, Knowledge Component  3
___________
TOTAL 16

Junior - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
CET 305 Construction Cost Estimating II 3
CET 404 Structural Steel Design 3
ET 300 Project Planning, Scheduling & Management 3
PHYS 202/L Physics II w/Lab 4
General Education, Knowledge Component  3
___________
TOTAL 16

Senior-Fall
Courses Titles Credits
CENT 226 Introduction to Programming 2
CET 405 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CET 411 Hydraulics 3
CET 455 Design Seminar 1
CET Elective 3
General Education, Knowledge Component 3
___________
TOTAL 15

Senior-Spring
Courses Titles Credits
CET 315 Soil Mechanics Technology 3
CET  456 Senior Project 3
CET Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
___________
TOTAL 15

Total required credit hours 124


ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM


Program Coordinator: William Huffine

Faculty: Brown, DePalma, Huffine 

A Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (BSEET) degree is currently offered; but no new students will be admitted to the program after February 2003.

Students currently enrolled in this program have until May 2006 to complete their major courses (courses with EET and CENT prefixes).

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements
 

  • Graduates are required to complete an approved program of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in their major courses.

  • Graduates are required to demonstrate skill and knowledge in the areas of quantitative analysis and science by having a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in the mathematics and physics courses common to all ET programs.

  • Majors are required to demonstrate the ability to solve problems, to use computer techniques, and to complete a final senior-year technical project with an oral and written presentation.

Specific Requirements for the EET Major

All EET majors will be required to learn the use of basic electronic laboratory instruments, and to demonstrate such knowledge through appropriate laboratory experiences. In addition, EET majors should obtain a knowledge of electrical circuits, discrete electronic devices, digital circuits, integrated circuits (both digital and analog), microcomputers, programming, and analog and digital communications. 

The EET program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Engineering Technology Core Courses
 
Courses Titles Credits
ET  101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ET 300 Project Planning, Scheduling, and Management 3
MET 105 It’s a Material World 4
______________
SUB-TOTAL 9

Electronics Engineering Technology Courses
 
Courses Titles Credits
CENT 226 Introduction to Programming 2
CENT 230 C Language Programming 3
CENT 255 Introduction to Microprocessors 4
CENT 354 Computer Architecture Design 4
CENT 357 Digital Communications 4
EET 121 DC Circuits 4
EET 122 AC Circuits 4
EET 211 Electronics I 4
EET 212 Electronics II 4
EET 254 Introduction to Digital Electronics 4
EET 351 Electronics III 4
EET 412 Communication Systems 4
EET 455 Design Seminar 1
EET 456 Senior Project 3
Approved Technical Electives 12
_______________
SUB-TOTAL 61

Math, Science, and Computer Courses
 
Courses Titles Credits
CIS 101 Computers and You 2
CIS 215 Unix Operating Systems 3
CIS 385 PC Architecture  3
CIS 389 Network Concepts 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 4
MATH 124 Pre-Calculus Math 5
MATH 226 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
PHYS 201/L Principles of Physics I 4
PHYS 202/L Principles of Physics II 4
_______________
SUB-TOTAL 33

 
Institutional and General Education 

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the undergraduate section of this catalog. For the knowledge component, EET majors need to take nine credits (three courses) each in the areas of Humanities (includes SPCOM 103) and Social Sciences (includes History). No additional courses are needed in Science and Technology.

Outcome Assessment Activities
 

  • Completion of all required courses as determined by the department.

  • Students must successfully complete a Senior Project incorporating what they have learned.

  • Faculty advisors monitor each student’s progress toward completing major requirements.

  • Annual Industrial Advisory Committee meetings are held to solicit industry feedback and support.

  • Graduates and their employers will be surveyed as to program satisfaction and job performance.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Department Chair: Wolfgang Sauer

Faculty: Bailey, Chen, Sauer

The major in mechanical engineering technology leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET). The MET program is structured to provide the student with a mix of theory and practical applications in the classroom. Classroom material is reinforced with hands-on application in laboratories. The majority of classes include laboratories. Three areas of the discipline that are emphasized in the MET program are manufacturing, design, and applied mechanics. Computers and design form a common thread throughout each area. Upon graduation, the student has the knowledge and skills that make him or her an immediate asset to employers. The MET graduate can expect to fill positions in industry that use mechanical engineering concepts in a mix of manufacturing, product development, instrumentation, or experimentation.

Students seeking a degree in the mechanical engineering technology discipline should have a mathematics/science background including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Program Goals


  • To prepare graduates in mechanical engineering technology to function effectively throughout the engineering spectrum.

  • To graduate students who can apply to theoretical foundations and skills of their discipline to solve practical engineering problems by using existing technology.

  • To maintain accreditation for all programs as defined by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements


  • Graduates are required to complete an approved program of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in their major courses.

  • Graduates are required to demonstrate skill and knowledge in the areas of quantitative analysis and science by having a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better in the mathematics/physics, and chemistry courses.

  • All mechanical engineering technology majors are required to demonstrate the ability to solve problems appropriate to their discipline, to use computer skills and to complete a final senior-year technical project requiring design and fabrication of a working model followed by written and oral presentations.

  • All mechanical engineering technology majors are required to study at least one computer language and to demonstrate their knowledge by applying computer programs to their daily class problems.

Specific Requirements for the MET Major

MET majors will obtain a knowledge of drafting, computer-aided design, materials, fluids, thermodynamics, all phases of manufacturing, robotics, and the design process. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Engineering Technology Core Courses
 
Courses Titles Credits
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ET 202 Statics 3
ET 206 Strengths of Materials 4
ET 300 Project Planning, Scheduling and Management  3
_______________
SUB-TOTAL 12

Mechanical Engineering Technology Courses
Courses Titles Credits
MET 105 It’s a Material World 4
MET 112 Mechanical Drafting (CAD) 3
MET 203 Manufacturing Processes I 4
MET 204 Manufacturing Processes II 3
MET 311 Quality Control  3
MET 322 Dynamics of Machinery 3
MET  341 Thermal and Fluid Principles I  3
MET 352 Design of Machine Elements 3
MET 356 Design Seminar 1
MET 361 Computer Integrated Manufacturing  3
MET 441 Thermal and Fluid Principles II 3
MET 442 Design of Energy Systems 3
MET 456 Senior Project 3
MET 460 Instrumentation and Control  3
Approved MET Electives 6
Approved Technical Electives 6
_______________
SUB-TOTAL 54

Math, Science and Computer Courses
 
Courses Titles Credits
CENT 226 Introduction to Programming 2
CHEM 111/L Principles of Chemistry/Lab 4
CIS 100 Intro to Word & Windows 1
CIS  104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
EET 250 Electrical Fundamentals and Applications 4
MATH 121 College Algebra 4
MATH 124 Pre-Calculus Math 5
MATH 126 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
PHYS 201/L Principles of Physics I/Lab 4
PHYS 202/L Principle of Physics II/Lab 4
_______________
SUB-TOTAL 34

Institutional and General Education 

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the undergraduate section of this catalog. For the knowledge component, MET majors need to take nine credits (three courses) each in the areas of Humanities (includes SPCOM 103) and Social Sciences (includes History). No additional courses are needed in Science and Technology.

Outcomes Assessment Activities
 

  • To be eligible for graduation, all mechanical engineering technology majors are required to take an examination. The results of the examination will be used in the evaluation of the program. The results for individual students will be kept in strict confidence; however, any individual student can obtain her/his results for advisory purposes. Test results will have no effect on student’s GPA.

  • Graduates and their employers will be surveyed as to program satisfaction and job performance during the first, third and fifth years following graduation.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Typical Schedule of Courses

Freshman - Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
CIS 100 Intro to Word & Windows 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Tech.. 2
MATH 121 College Algebra 4
MET 105 It’s a Material World 4
___________
TOTAL 15

Freshman - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
CHEM 111/L Principles of Chemistry 4
ENG 102 Composition II 3
MATH 124 Pre-Calculus Math 5
MET 112 Computer-Aided Drafting 3
SPCOM 103 Speaking and Listening 3
___________
TOTAL 18

Sophomore - Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
CENT 226 Introduction to Programming 2
ET 202 Statics 3
MATH 231 Calculus for Engineering Tech. I 3
OR
MATH 126 Calculus & Analytic Geometry 5
MET 203 Manufacturing Processes I 4
PHYS 201/L Physics I w/Lab 4
___________
TOTAL 16

Sophomore – Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
ET 206 Strength of Materials 4
MATH 232 Calculus for Engineering Tech. II  3
MET 204 Manufacturing Processes II 3
PHYS 202/L Physics II w/Lab 4
General Education, Knowledge Component 3
___________
TOTAL 17

Junior - Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
EET 250 Electrical Fundamentals 4
MET 322 Dynamics of Machinery 3
MET 341 Thermal and Fluids Principles I 3
MET 352 Design of Machine Elements 3
General Education, Knowledge Component 3
___________
TOTAL 16

Junior - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
ET 300 Project Planning, Scheduling and
Management
3
MET 311 Quality Control 3
MET 356 Basic Design Principles 2
MET 441 Thermal and Fluids Principles II 3
Technical Elective 3
General Education, Knowledge Component  3
___________
TOTAL 17

Senior -Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
MET 442 Design of Energy Systems 2
MET 456 Senior Project 3
MET 460 Instrumentation and Control 3
MET Elective 3
General Education, Knowledge Component 3
___________
TOTAL 14

Senior - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
MET 361 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
MET Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
General Education, Knowledge Component 3
___________
TOTAL 12

Total required credit hours 124

MET MINOR

The MET minor is designed for students in the math, science, and technical areas of study. Their background in math and physics is essential to understanding the technical courses. Students from other areas of study may have to take additional courses in math and physics.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Core:

Courses Titles Credits
ET 202  Statics 3
ET 206 Strength of Materials 4
MET 105 It’s a Material World 4
MET 112 Computer-aided Drafting 3
MET 203 Manufacturing Processes I 4
MET Elective 3
_____________
SUB-TOTAL 21

This curriculum gives the student a background in materials, structures, manufacturing, and one course to fit the student’s interest and aspirations.


EXERCISE SCIENCE, HEALTH PROMOTION, AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: Foust 
Faculty: L. Clark, R. Clark, Dallam, Keenan, Sims, Stuyt

The mission of the Department of Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation is to prepare students for professional positions and leadership roles in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation through experiential educational opportunities that promote wellness and healthy lifestyles. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation (EXHPR).

The BS in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation (EXHPR) program currently includes six emphases of study:

  • Health Promotion/Wellness
  • K-12 Physical Education Teacher Preparation
  • General Exercise Science
  • Athletic Training
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership
  • Community/Commercial Recreation

Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Upon completion of the EXHP core program requirements, a student will be eligible to sit for a variety of nationally recognized certification exams including those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine ("Health/Fitness Instructor", "Personal Trainer", and Exercise Leader"), the American Council on Exercise ("Personal Trainer", and "Aerobics Instructor"), the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America ("Personal Trainer", and "Aerobics Instructor"), the National Strength and Conditioning Association ("Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist").

The BS degree in EXHPR prepares program graduates for professional positions in worksite, clinical, school, fitness government and community settings.

  • Graduates of the Health Promotion/Wellness emphasis are eligible to sit for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist and the Health Promotion Specialist certification being developed by the Association for Worksite Health Promotion. Health promotion/wellness graduates can find employment in employee wellness, community health, government and volunteer health agencies, clinical and managed care settings.

  • Graduates of the K-12 Physical Education Teacher Preparation emphasis who also complete the Teacher Education program, and receive a passing score on the Colorado Department of Education P.L.A.C.E. or P.R.A.X.I.S. test are eligible to receive Teacher Licensure in the State of Colorado. Licensed graduates can find physical education teaching positions in both the public and private school settings.

  • Graduates of the General Exercise Science coursework are prepared for exercise and fitness related professional positions. This emphasis is an excellent selection for students preparing for advanced study in fields such as exercise physiology, allied health, or sport administration

  • Graduates of the Athletic Training emphasis who also complete appropriate clinical experience can sit for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) exam to become a certified Athletic Trainer. Athletic Trainers are employed in high school, university/college, clinical, corporate, professional sports, and military settings.

Two minors are currently available in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.

  • The Exercise Science and Health Promotion minor is available to non-EXHP majors. This minor is ideal for Biology majors in the pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, or pre-chiropractic options of study or any student interested in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.

  • The Coaching minor is also available to all students and is a great choice for students aspiring to coach.

Recreation

The Recreation program consists of two emphases of study:

  • Community/Commercial

  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Completion of both emphases of study prepares graduates to work in positions of leadership in a variety of recreational service agencies. Prospective employers include parks and recreation departments at the city, county, district, and state levels as well as voluntary youth agencies such as the YWCA/YMCA, boys’ and girls’ clubs and scouting. Other areas of employment include recreation programs in the military, hospital, commercial, and worksite settings. Students completing the Community/Commercial emphasis are eligible to sit for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Certification Exams. In addition, students completing the Outdoor Adventure Leadership emphasis are eligible to sit for the Wilderness Education Association Outdoor Leader (WEAOL) Certification Exam.

  • A minor in Recreation is available to all students. The minor is ideal for those majoring in EXHPR, social work, sociology, and biology as well as for students aspiring to teach in public/private schools. 

EXERCISE SCIENCE AND HEALTH PROMOTION 

Program Goals

  • Provide students with a broad-based theoretical foundation supported by laboratory and field experiences that allow individual observations, inferences, and hands-on mastery of skills related to the promotion of wellness and healthy lifestyles.

  • Prepare students to be life-long learners and to be vital members of the community they dwell in.

  • Prepare students to be life-long learners and to be vital members of the community they dwell in. 

  • Prepare students to become productive, accountable and responsible professionals.

  • Prepare students to enter graduate or professional schools.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements:

All departmental Majors are required to:

  • Complete an option of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher;

  • Earn a minimum grade of a “C-” in all prerequisite and major courses;

  • Repeat prerequisite and major courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C-” or higher is achieved;

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in required English/speech communication courses;

Exercise Science and Health Promotion graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy and historical basis of the disciplines of exercise science and health promotion;

  • Exhibit the ability to read and interpret scientific journal articles in exercise science and health promotion with an understanding of the scientific methods, statistics, and design of the studies;

  • Exhibit knowledge of the structure and function of the human organism both at rest and during movement;

  • Display knowledge and skill related to first aid and the care/prevention of injuries occurring during physical activity;

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge germane to exercise assessment, programming and leadership;

  • Exhibit knowledge in the basic principles of health with emphasis on the application of nutrition and personal fitness concepts in attaining personal wellness.

  • Exhibit knowledge of the underlying kinesiological principles governing human movement.

Specific Requirements for the Exercise Science, Health Promotion Emphases:

Core Course Requirements for EXHP Emphasis
Course Titles Credits
EXHP 101 Introduction to EXHPR 3
BIOL 112 Nutrition 3
EXHP 162 Personal Health 3
EXHP 162L Personal Health Lab 1
EXHP 222 Behavior Facilitation 3
EXHP 343 Measurement and Evaluation 3
EXHP 344 Exercise Physiology 3
EXHP 344L Exercise Physiology Lab 1
EXHP 364 Kinesiology 3
EXHP 461 Managing Programs in EXHPR 3
__________
TOTAL 26

Emphasis Course Requirements

Health Promotion/Wellness
 
Courses  Titles Credits
EXHP 201 Drugs and Healthy Lifestyles 3
EXHP 232 First Aid 2
EXHP 288 Health Promotion Practicum 3
EXHP 336 Community Health 3
EXHP 382 Lifestyle Disease Risk Reduction 3
EXHP 436 Exercise Assessment & Leadership 3
EXHP 485 Methods in Health Promotion 3
EXHP 487 HP Program Planning/Evaluation 4
EXHP 498 Internship 12
BIOL 224 Anatomy and Physiology 3
BIOL 224L Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3

Two credits from the following:
EXHP 106L Martial Arts and Self- Defense 1
EXHP 109L Volleyball 1
EXHP  110L Weight Training 1
EXHP 113L Whitewater Boating 1
EXHP 115L Skiing 1
EXHP 116L Camping 1
EXHP 117L Backpacking 1
EXHP 119L Walking for Fitness 1
EXHP 120L Aerobics 1
EXHP 121L Aerobics Instructor Training 1
EXHP 175L Racquetball 1
REC 102 Mountain Orientation 2
REC 103 Winter Orientation 2
REC 104 Desert Orientation 2
REC 105 Canyon Orientation 2
___________
TOTAL 45
 
Outcomes Assessment Activities for Health Promotion/Wellness Emphasis

In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/option requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each Health Promotion/Wellness major must complete:

  • Comprehensive exit exam

  • Departmental exit survey

  • Prepare a portfolio which includes:

1. A current copy of academic transcripts

2. Cover letter and resume

3. Career vision, mission, goal and/or philosophy statement

4. Self-evaluation of proficiency including strengths and weaknesses

5. Four samples of classroom and practical work from EXHPR and other relevant courses such as: research papers, statistical analysis, course projects, literature reviews, etc.

6. Evidence of participation in on-and/or off-campus interpersonal and leadership skill building co-curricular activities

7. Letters of recommendation from professionals and on-and off-campus

K-12 Physical Education Teacher Preparation* 
 
Courses Titles Credits
EXHP 232 First Aid 2
EXHP 233 History and Principles of PE 2
EXHP 243 Methods of Rhythmic Activities 2
EXHP 245 Motor Learning and Development 3
EXHP 260 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
EXHP 345 Methods of Physical Activities And Games I 2
EXHP 346 Methods of Physical Activities And Games II 2
EXHP 348 Methods of Individual/Dual Activities 3
EXHP  351 Methods of Teaching Elementary
Physical Education
3
EXHP 465 Adapted Physical Education 3
EXHP 478 Methods of Teaching Secondary 
Physical Education
3


Two credits from the following:
EXHP 113L Whitewater Boating 1
EXHP 114L Basic Mountaineering Tech 1
EXHP 115L Skiing 1
EXHP 116L Camping 1
EXHP 117L Backpacking 1
REC 102 Mountain Orientation 2
REC 103 Winter Orientation 2
REC 104 Desert Orientation  2
REC 105 Canyon Orientation 2
REC 249 Challenge Course Leadership 2

Three credits from the following:
EXHP 106L Martial Arts and Self-Defense 1
EXHP 109L Volleyball 1
EXHP 110L Weight Training 1
EXHP 119L Walking for Fitness 1
EXHP 120L Aerobics 1
EXHP 143L Folk, Square, and Ballroom Dance 1
EXHP 174L Tennis 1
EXHP 175L Racquetball 1
EXHP 473 Coaching Certification Clinic 1

One Credit from the following:
EXHP 146L Beginning Swimming 1
EXHP 176L Lifeguard Training 1
EXHP 276L Water Safety Instructor Certification 2
__________
TOTAL 32


For teaching endorsement requirements, see the Teacher Education Program section of this catalog.

* Upon approval of CCHE


Outcome Assessment Activities for K-12 Teacher Preparation Emphasis


In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/emphasis requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each K-12 Teacher Preparation major must complete:

  • Departmental exit survey

  • Proficiency in all Colorado and CSU-Pueblo Teacher Education Standards

  • A high quality teacher work sample

  • A high quality student teaching portfolio

  • A passing grade on the Physical Education 
    P.L.A.C.E. or P.R.A.X.I.S. Certification Exam 

General Exercise Science
 
Courses Titles Credits
EXHP 201  Drugs and Healthy Lifestyles 3
EXHP 232 First Aid 2
EXHP 260 Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
EXHP 436 Exercise Assessment & Leadership 3

24 credits from the following with a minimum of 16 upper division:
REC 102 Mountain Orientation 2
REC 103 Winter Orientation 2
REC 104 Desert Orientation 2
REC 105 Canyon Orientation 2
EXHP 106L Martial Arts and Self-Defense 1
EXHP 109L Volleyball 1
EXHP 110L Weight Training 1
EXHP 111 Commitment to Academic Excellence 1
EXHP 113L Whiteboard Boating 1
EXHP 115L Skiing 1
EXHP 116L Camping 1
EXHP 117L Backpacking 1
EXHP 119L Walking for Fitness 1
EXHP 120L Aerobics 1
EXHP 143L Folk, Square, and Ballroom Dance 1
EXHP 175L Racquetball 1
EXHP 176L Lifeguard Training 1
EXHP 189 Practicum in Athletic Training I 1
PSYCH 205 Intro to Sports Psychology 3
EXHP 233 History and Principles of PE and and Recreation 2
EXHP 243 Methods of Rhythmic Activities 2
EXHP 245 Motor Learning and Development 3
REC 249 Challenge Course Leadership 2
EXHP 288 Health Promotion Practicum 3
EXHP 345 Methods/Physical Act. & Games 1 2
EXHP 346 Methods/Physical Act. & Games II 2
EXHP 348 Individual and Duel Activities 3
REC 350 Leadership and Ethics 3
REC 375 Research & Eval of Recreation 3
EXHP 382 Lifestyle Disease Risk Reduction 3
EXHP 464 Adapted Physical Education 3
EXHP 470 Methods of Coaching and Officiating 3
EXHP 473 Coaching Certification Clinic 1
EXHP 485 Methods in Health Promotion 3
EXHP 494 Field Experience 1-5
EXHP 498 Internship 12
__________
TOTAL 36

Outcome Assessment Activities for General Exercise Science Emphasis
 
In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/emphasis requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each General Exercise Science major must complete:

  • Comprehensive exit exam

  • Departmental exit survey

  • Prepare a portfolio which includes:

1. A current copy of academic transcripts

2. Cover letter and resume

3. Career vision, mission, goal and/or philosophy statement

4. Self-evaluation of proficiency including strengths and weaknesses

5. Four (4) samples of classroom and practical work from EXHPR and other relevant courses such as: research papers, statistical analysis, course projects, literature reviews, etc.

6. Evidence of participation in on-and/or off-campus interpersonal and leadership skill building co-curricular activities

7. Letters of recommendation from professionals on– and off-campus

Athletic Training

Courses Titles Credits
EXHP 189 Observation in Athletic Training 1
EXHP 232 First Aid 3
EXHP 260 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
EXHP 279 Practicum in Athletic Training I 1
EXHP 289 Practicum in Athletic Training II 1
EXHP 330 Lower Extremity Evaluation 3
EXHP 331 Upper Extremity Evaluation 3
EXHP 332 Head, Neck and Spine Evaluation 3
EXHP 379 Practicum in Athletic Training III 1
EXHP 389 Practicum in Athletic Training IV 1
EXHP 430 Therapeutic Modalities 3
EXHP 431 Therapeutic Exercise 3
EXHP 436 Exercise Assessment & Leadership 3
EXHP 443 Administration in Athletic Training 3
EXHP 479 Practicum in Athletic Training V 1
EXHP 489 Senior Practicum in Athletic Training

1

EXHP 494 Field Experience 4
NSG 207 Nursing Pathophysiology 3
NSG 302 Health Assessment 3
BIOL 224 Anatomy and Physiology 3
BIOL 224L Anatomy and Physiology 1

__________
TOTAL 48

Athletic Training Education Program 
Competitive Admission Policy

The athletic training education program is highly competitive. Entry into the curriculum is not guaranteed upon completion of the pre-professional phase (the first two years of coursework). The determining factors include the success of the pre-professional experience, meeting all academic prerequisites, and number of students enrolled in the program. The number of students admitted into the program varies from year to year.

Application Criteria/Procedure

The following criteria must be met to be considered for admission into the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)

  • Completion of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Education Application. The student can obtain the application form from the program director. Completed applications are due to the program director by March 1st;

  • Completion of EXHP 101, 162, 189, 279, 232, 260, and BIOL 112, 223, 223L, 224, 224L. (EXHP 232 and 260 with a B or higher, all others with a C or higher grade);

  • An overall grade point average of 2.6 or higher;

  • A declared Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation major;

  • Proof of current First Aid and CPR for Professional Rescuer Certification;

  • Documentation of observation hours and appropriate evaluation forms (from EXHP 189 and 279);

  • Complete interview with ATEP Director and Clinical Instructors;

  • NATA membership is highly recommended but not required.

The Athletic Training Education Program faculty/staff will make the final decisions regarding acceptance into the program based upon the student’s total rankings on the admission criteria and available slots in the program. All applying students will receive written notification from the program director indicating 

Transfer Students


Students wishing to transfer to the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Education Program must satisfy the above criteria. According to accreditation guidelines any courses containing competency or proficiency evaluation can not be accepted as transfer credits, unless an affiliate site agreement exists between the institution and CSU-Pueblo. Presently, no such agreements exist. Transfer students must understand that application to the athletic training education program occurs once a year during the fall semester only. Once accepted in the program students must complete 5 semesters in order to be eligible for graduation.

Accreditation

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) have determined that in order for a student to take the NATABOC certification exam, they must have graduated from an accredited athletic training program curriculum. This will: standardize requirements needed to become a certified athletic trainer, improve the preparation of entry-level athletic trainers, and increase the breadth and depth of academic preparation. The Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Education Program obtained CAAHEP accreditation April 2004.

Outcome Assessment Activities for Athletic Training Option

In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/emphasis requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each General Exercise Science major must complete:

  • Departmental exit survey

  • successful completion of all NATABOC competencies and proficiencies

  • An exit comprehensive examination

Exercise Science and Health Promotion Minor

Program Goals

  • Provide coursework that complements a major course of study.

  • Enhance the student’s employment market-ability and acceptance into graduate/professional school.

Expected Student Outcomes

Exercise Science and Health Promotion minors will:

  • Complete the credit hour requirement of the minor;

  • Complete all required coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;

  • Earn a minimum grade of “C-” in all minor courses;

  • Repeat minor courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C-” or higher is achieved; 

Specific Requirements for Exercise Science and Health Promotion minors:

Coaching

Courses Titles

Credits

BIOL 112 Nutrition 3
EXHP 260 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
EXHP 364 Kinesiology 3
EXHP 470 Methods of Coaching & Officiating 3
EXHP 473 Coaching Certification Clinic 1
Methods of coaching courses 4
and/or
EXHP 494 Field Experience (1-5 VAR)
PSYCH 205 Intro to Sports Psych 3

__________
TOTAL 20

Exercise Science and Health Promotion (for Non-EXHPR Majors)
 
Courses Titles

Credits

EXHP 101 Introduction to Exercise Science and Health Promotion 3
BIOL 112 Nutrition 3
EXHP 162 Personal Health 3
Two credits from the following list

2

REC 102 Mountain Orientation 2
REC 103 Winter Orientation 2
REC 104 Desert Orientation 2
EXHP 106L Martial Arts and Self-Defense 1
EXHP 109L Volleyball 1
EXHP 110L Weight Training 1
EXHP 113L Whiteboard Boating 1
EXHP 115L Skiing 1
EXHP 116L Camping 1
EXHP 117L Backpacking 1
EXHP 119L Walking for Fitness 1-Jan
EXHP 120L Aerobics 1
EXHP 174L Tennis 1
EXHP 175L Racquetball 1
EXHP 176L Lifeguard Training 1
EXHP 300 or higher level student electives 9

__________
TOTAL 20

RECREATION

Recreation Option Goals
 

  • Provide students with a broad-based theoretical foundation supported by field experiences that facilitate individual observations, inferences, and hands-on mastery of skills related to the field of recreation.

  • Prepare students to be life-long learners.

  • Prepare students to become productive, accountable and responsible professionals.

  • Prepare students to enter graduate or professional schools.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements:

Majors are required to:

  • Complete an option of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher;

  • Earn a minimum grade of a “C-” in all prerequisite and major courses;

  • Repeat prerequisite and major courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C-” or higher is achieved;

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in required English/speech communication courses;

  • Complete, with a grade of “C” or higher, a minimum of three research or professional papers that reflect competency in writing in courses in the recreation major; 

  • Provide evidence of involvement in on- or off-campus interpersonal or leadership skill building co-curricular experiences; and 

  • Create a professional resume for use in application for internship and employment opportunities.

Recreation graduates are expected to:


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and philosophy of leisure, recreation, and parks in western society;

  • Exhibit awareness of the scope of the leisure services delivery spectrum, including public, private, and non-profit sector service providers in major specializations of leisure, recreation, and parks;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to conduct various recreation program planning phases including client assessment, goal setting, activity analysis/selection, program management and evaluation;

  • Demonstrate knowledge and the skills involved in a recreation leadership function including interpersonal communication, trust building, power and influence, interpersonal conflict and its resolution, teaching and transference, and decision making;

  • Exhibit an awareness of the special populations that recreation programs and resources must accommodate, the implications of programming for each population, and specific agencies/legislation currently providing services for each population;

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principal federal and state agencies providing parks and resource-based recreation opportunities in the United States including the primary management policies and challenges;

  • Demonstrate competencies in applying principles of management to recreation services and resources, including the organization of agencies, personnel, fiscal/risk management, and marketing;

  • Exhibit an understanding of philosophies, history, curricular elements, and settings for outdoor education in the United States;

  • Exhibit an awareness of key professional organizations and current trends/issues in the field of recreation; and

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret professional journal articles relevant to recreation and to carry out and report on new, original research. 

Specific Requirements for the Recreation Emphasis:

Core Course Requirements for the Recreation Emphasis

Courses Titles Credits
EXHP 101 Introduction to EXHPR  3
REC 240 Recreation Program Design 3
REC 280 Foundations of TR 3
REC 350 Leadership & Ethics 3
REC 360 Teaching Exp Ed in Outdoors 3
REC 375 Research & Eval of REC 3
REC 389 Practicum 3
EXHP 461 Managing Program in EXHPR 3
REC 493 Seminar 2
REC 498 Internship  12
___________
TOTAL 38

Emphasis Course Requirements

Outdoor Adventure Leadership
 
Courses Titles Credits
EXHP 113L-
117L
Outdoor Skills (select 4 of 5) 4
REC 102-
105
Orientations (select 3 of 4) 6
REC 249 Challenge Course Leadership 2
REC 270 Outdoor Leadership I 2
REC 370 Outdoor Leadership II 2
REC 470 Wilderness First Responder 2
REC 484 Outdoor Resources & Management 3
__________
TOTAL 21

Community/Commercial Recreation
 
Courses Titles Credits
REC 250 Commercial Recreation and Tourism 3
REC 485 Recreation Facility Design and
Management
3
MCCNM 216 Advertising 3
MCCNM 240 Public Relations 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
___________
TOTAL 21

Outcomes Assessment Activities

In addition to assessment, which is inherent in the core/allied/methods coursework requirements, prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each Recreation major must complete:

  • A departmental exit survey

  • A comprehensive exit examination

  • A portfolio that includes:

1. A current copy of academic transcripts and resume;

2. Samples of research/term papers, projects, etc., from Recreation and other relevant courses;

3. Evidence of participation in on- and/or off-campus interpersonal and leadership skill building co-curricular activities; and

4. Letters of recommendation from professionals on-and-off campus.

Recreation Minor Program Goals

  • Provide coursework that complements a major course of study.

  • Enhance the student’s employment marketability and acceptance into graduate/professional school.

Expected Student Outcomes

Recreation minors will:

  • Complete the credit hour requirement of the minor;

  • Complete all required coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;

  • Earn a minimum grade of a “C-” in all minor courses;

  • Repeat minor courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C-” or higher is achieved;

Recreation Minor: Specific Requirements

 
Courses Titles Credits
EXHP 101 Introduction to EXHPR 3
EXHP 461 Managing Programs in EXHPR 3
REC 240 Recreation Program Design 3
REC 280 Foundations of TR 3
REC 360 Teaching Exp Ed in Outdoors 3
REC 375 Research & Eval of REC 3
REC 389 Practicum 3
__________
TOTAL 21

NURSING DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: Johnston
Undergraduate Coordinator: Rodriguez
Faculty: Briggs-Mead, Chase, DePalma, Glaublensklee, Gomez, Hartmann, Hayes, Janos, Martinez, Nebl, Nichols, Rice, Stueve, Whetzel

The nursing program includes multiple tracks to assist students in completing their baccalaureate degree in nursing. The educational program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.
The curriculum is designed with prerequisite foundation courses. Course work in nursing focuses on the preparation of entry level professional nurses who are able to provide caring and competent nursing care to clients based on the utilization of the nursing process in facilitating fulfillment of health-related multi-theoretical perspectives that integrate diverse nursing roles and emphasize professional and ethical accountability.

Department Mission

As the Southeastern Colorado Center for Nursing, the Department of Nursing’s mission is to prepare today’s nursing student to be tomorrow’s competent and caring professional nurse.

Department Goals

  • Provide quality-learning experiences for nursing students that prepare graduates for practice as competent, caring, ethical and accountable professional nurses.

  • Maintain approval of the Colorado Board of Nursing and national accrediting agencies.

  • Facilitate achievement of baccalaureate or graduate education consistent with the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model.

  • Serve as the regional nursing education center for Southern Colorado, collaborating with local and regional health care agencies by maintaining a program curriculum congruent with the expectations of the agencies, university, and students. 


Our Accreditation

The CSU-Pueblo Department of Nursing educational program is fully approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.

The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Program

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Department of nursing offers a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program. The program offers several tracks for the basic nursing student (Basic BSN), the registered nurse (RN-BSN), licensed practical nurse (LPN/HP-BSN), second degree students (BA/BS-BSN) and other health care professions (LPN/HP-BSN) to obtain their Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). The Basic BSN is a track developed for the student who has completed prerequisite courses and has no degree, certificate or license. The RN-BSN track is developed for an associate degree or diploma nurse with a license (or license eligible) to complete their BSN. The student with another baccalaureate or masters degree may apply to the BA/BS-BSN track or the Basic BSN. Licensed practical nurses that have a nursing license or completed an accredited program may apply for the LPN/HP-BSN or Basic BSN track. Other health care professionals, such as the respiratory technologist, psychiatric technician, paramedics, may elect to apply for the LPN/HP-BSN or Basic BSN track. The BSN program also offers an elective concentrated clinical practicum in nursing. The elective practicum allows the student to explore their passion in clinical practice.

BSN Expected Student Outcomes

The BSN graduate will be able to:

  • Practice nursing using a human needs framework incorporating multi-disciplinary theories.

  • Demonstrate entry level competence in providing nursing care to individuals, families, groups and communities.

  • Employ critical thinking utilizing the nursing process and results of research to manage client care.

  • Incorporate caring (commitment, compassion, conscience, competence, confidence) into professional nursing practice.

  • Integrate nursing roles for professional nurses as defined in the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model.

  • Facilitate effective, purposeful communication between self and others (peers, clients and other professionals) to promote common goals in diverse health care settings.

  • Evaluate the influence of the complex interactions of multiple environmental factors on the formulation of a plan to meet the health and safety needs of individuals, families and communities.

  • Demonstrate behaviors that reflect professional ethics and accountability congruent with the American Nurses’ Association (ANA) Code of Ethics and the State Nurse Practice Acts in the provision of non-discriminatory nursing care to clients.

Outcome Assessments

The program will meet several outcomes. The outcomes will be evaluated through or by:

  • Assessment of clinical competencies.

  • Individual and class scores in the department; standardized testing program.

  • An end of program evaluation survey and a graduate follow up survey of nursing graduates and their employers one year and five years after graduation.

  • National Certification and/or Licensure Examination (NCLEX) required of graduates prior to professional nursing practice as a registered nurse.

After Admission Requirements

Before a student may enroll in nursing courses they must complete the following:
  1. Colorado law requires all persons who have direct contact with vulnerable persons, including patients in health care facilities, to submit a criminal background check and drug screen. All students admitted to the CSU-Pueblo Nursing program must have a drug screen and fingerprint background check by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office located at CSU-Pueblo prior to beginning the nursing major (House bill 97-1084).

  2. All students must be currently certified in CPR (Health Care Provider-C).

  3.  Purchase professional liability insurance through CSU-Pueblo.

  4. Must have a student health physical form filed with the Student Health Services and must have all immunizations current, including Hepatitis B and a 2 step TB test.


The Basic Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Track (Basic BSN)


The Basic BSN program assists the new student who has completed their prerequisite courses to enter a dynamic ever-changing profession of nursing by completing their BSN degree requirements. The program is based on a philosophical approach to nursing that includes the holistic synthesis of person, health and environment. The Colorado State University-Pueblo offers the ideal foundation for the development of the professional nurse.

Basic BSN Track Admission Requirements

Admission to the university does not imply acceptance to the nursing program. Applications to the nursing program may be obtained at www.colostate-pueblo.edu or in the nursing department by calling 549-2401 or email at nursing@colostate-pueblo.edu. The completed applications must be submitted to the nursing department prior to the scheduled deadline.

  • For the basic nursing student admission, requirements are a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and completion of required prerequisites. All prerequisites and general education courses must be passed with a C or better.

  • Students for whom English is a second language must have a TOFEL of 550 or have completed the University requirements of English and Speech skills.

  • For the basic student admission, the student needs to be admitted to CSU-Pueblo first, and then submit a separate application to the nursing program by May 1 the year prior to the spring semester they plan to start the program. Late applications may be accepted based on space availability.

Program of Study

The student must develop a program of study with their nursing advisor. An advisor is assigned once the student has declared their major. The student must contact their assigned advisor to develop their program plan as soon as possible. The plan will include 46 credit hours of required prerequisite courses and 74 credit hours of nursing courses for a total of 120 credit hours. All nursing courses must be passed with a C or better. Students enrolled in the program must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Prerequisite Courses Credits
ENG 101 Composition I  3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
SPCOM 103 Speaking and Listening 3
BIOL 206/L Introduction to Microbiology/Lab 4
BIOL 223/L Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
BIOL 224/L Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
BIOL 112 Nutrition 3
CHEM 111/L Principles of Chemistry/Lab 4
MATH 156 Statistics 3
PSYCH 151 Intro to Human Development 3
History 3
Humanities  6
Social Science 3
__________
TOTAL 46

NSG Courses Titles Credits
NSG 207 Nursing Pathophysiology 3
NSG 208 Basic Pharmacology 3
NSG 231 Introduction to Professional Nursing 2
NSG 232/L Fundamentals of Nursing/Lab 7
NSG 302/L Health Assessment/Lab 4
NSG 312/L Nursing Care of Childbearing Families/Lab 6
NSG 322/L Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab 7
NSG 332/L Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents/Lab 6
NSG 351 Research in Nursing 3
NSG 382/L Psychiatric Nursing/Lab 6
NSG 420/L Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 7
NSG 431 Gerontological Nursing 3
NSG 442/L Community & Family Nursing/Lab 6
NSG 451 Nursing Management 3
NSG 452/L Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 6
NSG 461 Health Care Issues and Trends 2
__________
TOTAL 74

Elective Concentrated Clinical Practicum

The elective concentrated clinical practicum allows the student enrolled in any of the BSN tracks to choose an area of clinical concentration during their progression through the program. The student will meet with their advisor to develop their plan. The plan will be approved by the SAFA committee.

Summer - Junior
NSG 372 Clinical Practicum I 3

Spring - Senior
NSG 452 Research 2
NSG 472 Clinical Practicum II 3

Basic BSN Track Program Plan

Freshman - Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
ENG 101 Composition I 3
BIOL 223/L Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
SPCOM 103 Speaking and Listening 3
Humanities 3
__________
TOTAL 13

Freshman - Spring
(Submit application by May 1)
 
Courses  Titles Credits
ENG 102 Composition II 3
BIOL 224/L Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
CHEM 111/L Principles of Chemistry/Lab 4
PSYCH 151 Intro to Human Development 3
History 3
__________
TOTAL 17

Sophomore - Fall
(Acceptance letters mailed)

 
Courses Titles Credits
BIOL 206/L Introduction to Microbiology/Lab 4
BIOL 112 Nutrition 3
MATH 156 Statistics  3
SOC 105 Understanding Human Diversity 3
Humanities 3
—————–
TOTAL 16

Sophomore - Spring
(Admission to Nursing Program)
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 231 Introduction to Professional Nursing 2
NSG 207 Nursing Pathophysiology 3
NSG 208 Basic Pharmacology 3
NSG 232/L Fundamentals of Nursing/Lab 7
—————–
TOTAL 15

Junior - Fall
 
Courses  Titles Credits
NSG 302/L Health Assessment/Lab 4
NSG 312/L Nursing Care of Childbearing
Families/Lab
6
OR
NSG    332/L Pediatric Nursing/Lab 6
NSG 322/L Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab 7
—————–
TOTAL 17

Junior - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 312/L Nursing Care of Children and 
Adolescents/Lab
6
OR
NSG  332/L Pediatric Nursing/Lab  6
NSG 351 Research in Nursing 3
NSG 382/L Psychiatric Nursing/Lab 6
__________
TOTAL 15

Senior - Fall
(Graduation Planning Due)
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 420/L Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 7
NSG  431 Gerontological Nursing 3
NSG 442/L  Community & Family Nursing/Lab 6
__________
TOTAL 16

Senior - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 451 Nursing Management 3
NSG 452/L Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 6
NSG 461 Health Care Issues and Trends  2
__________
TOTAL 11

Licensed Practical Nurses or Health Professional Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Track (LPN/HP-BSN)

Licensed practical nurses, and other health professionals such as paramedics, psychiatric technicians, respiratory technologists, and radiology technicians who wish to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree may do so through the LPN/HP-BSN track.

LPN/HP-BSN Track Admission Requirements
 
In addition to the Basic BSN admission requirements the applicant for this track must also:

1. Submit a copy of the current license or certificate (e.g. LPN, EMT, RT, RD). Bring the actual license of certificate to the Department of Nursing for faculty visualization and photocopying prior to the start of the first nursing class.

2. Completion of the Nurse Entrance Test (NET).

3. Completion of the ERI Fundamentals I & II Exam at the national passing level for non-LPN’s.

At anytime during the student’s progressing through the LPN/HP-BSN track, the student may choose to take credit by examination or proficiency testing as stated in the CSU-Pueblo Catalog. Prior to testing for credit the student must seek approval from the CSU-Pueblo Nursing Department Student Advisory and Faculty Advocacy committee. Applications are taken year round.

Program of Study

The LPN/HP-BSN advisor will meet with the student to plan a program of study for the LPN/HP-BSN track. A faculty advisor will be appointed at the meeting. The course sequencing may change based on student’s program of study developed prior to admission. Multiple options (accelerated, part-time, and full-time) are available based on the student’s past experiences and transcripts. The program of study will include 46 credit hours of prerequisite courses (see Basic BSN track), and 74 credit hours of nursing courses. The prerequisite course requirements and nursing requirements are based on previous courses, work experiences and credit by examination. The licensed practical nurse may transfer in seven nursing escrow credit hours per the articulation agreement. Students must pass all courses with a C or better and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

LPN/HP-BSN Track Program Track

Prerequisite Courses (See Basic BSN)

Spring or Summer

Courses Titles Credits
NSG 207 Nursing Pathophysiology 3
NSG 208 Basic Pharmacology 3
NSG 282 LPN Bridge to Professional Nsg 2
_________
TOTAL 8

Junior - Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 302/L  Health Assessment/Lab 4
NSG 312/L Nursing Care of Childbearing
Families/Lab
6
NSG 322/L Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab 7
__________
TOTAL 17

Junior - Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 332/L Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents/Lab 6
NSG 351 Research in Nursing 3
NSG 382/L Psychiatric Nursing/Lab 6
__________
TOTAL 15

Senior - Fall
(Graduation Planning Due)
 
Courses Titles  Credits
NSG 420/L Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 7
NSG 431 Gerontological Nursing 3
NSG 442/L Community & Family Nursing/Lab 6
__________
TOTAL 16

Senior - Spring
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 451 Nursing Management 3
NSG 452/L Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 6
NSG 461 Health Care Issues and Trends  2
__________
TOTAL 11

Elective Concentrated Clinical Practicum
 
The elective concentrated clinical practicum allows the student enrolled in any of the BSN tracks to choose an area of clinical concentration during their progression through the program. The student will meet with their advisor to develop their plan. The plan will be approved by the SAFA committee.

Summer - Junior
 
NSG 372 Clinical Practicum I 3

Spring - Senior
 
NSG 452 Research 2
NSG 472 Clinical Practicum II  3

Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Track (RN-BSN Track)

RN-BSN Admissions Requirements

Students must meet basic nursing program admission requirements and for the RN-BSN track which is governed by the “Colorado Articulation Model.” The student will have a/an:

  • Associate Degree or Diploma from a Colorado nursing program.

  • Colorado nursing license in good standing.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all schools attended.

  • See Basic BSN for after admission requirements.
    The RN-BSN student applications are taken year round. 

Program of Study

The student must meet with the RN-BSN advisor to develop a program of study. The program of study is individualized to meet the student’s needs. The program of study may include an accelerated, full-time or part-time sequence. The program of study is designed to assist the working RN in returning to school to complete their BSN. The student may choose from several program plans to meet their busy schedules. The courses are offered one day per week. The RN-BSN degree plan will include 33 credit hours of transfer/escrow credits through the articulation agreement, 46 credit hours of prerequisite or co-requisite courses (see Basic BSN) and 41 credit hours of nursing credit for a total of 120 credit hours. Students must pass all courses with a C or better and maintain a 2.5 GPA. RN’s transferring from community colleges can only transfer in 27 prerequisite credits along with 33 RN credits.

Nursing Transfer/Escrow 33

Prerequisite Courses

(See Basic BSN or Program Plan


46
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 302/L Health Assessment/Lab 4
NSG 307 Health and Disease Systems 3
NSG 309 Professional Nursing Practice 4
NSG 311 Concepts for Professional Nsg 4
NSG 351 Research in Nursing 3
NSG 430 Gerontolocical Nursing 3
NSG 442/L Community & Family Nursing/Lab 6
NSG 451 Nursing Management 3
NSG 452/L Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 6
NSG 461 Health Care Issues and Trends 2
NSG upper division elective 3
__________
TOTAL 41

RN-BSN Track Program Plan

Prerequisite Courses
(See Basic BSN)

Fall - Junior
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 302/L Health Assessment/Lab 4
NSG 309 Professional Nursing Practice 4
_________
TOTAL 8

Spring - Junior
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 307 Health and Disease Systems 3
NSG 311 Concepts for Professional Nsg. 4
NSG 351 Research in Nursing 3
__________
TOTAL 10

Fall - Senior
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 431 Gerontological Nursing 3
NSG 442/L Community & Family Nursing/Lab 6
NSG upper division elective 3
__________
TOTAL 12

Spring - Senior
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 451 Nursing Management 3
NSG 452/L Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 6
NSG 461 Health Care Issues and Trends 2
__________
TOTAL 11

RN-BSN Track Accelerated Program Plan

Spring


Prerequisite Courses
(See Basis BSN)

Recommended to be completed prior to summer admission for accelerated students. Nursing courses are offered by Hybrid and twice a week during the summer. Fall and spring courses are offered one day per week.

Summer
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 302/L Health Assessment/Lab 4
NSG 307 Health and Disease Systems 3
NSG 309 Professional Nursing Practice 4
NSG 311 Concepts for Professional Nsg. 4
NSG 351 Research in Nursing 3
__________
TOTAL 18

Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 431 Gerontology 3
NSG 442/L Community & Family Nursing/Lab 6
NSG upper division elective 3
__________
TOTAL 12

Spring
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 451 Nursing Management 3
NSG 452/L Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 6
NSG 461 Health Care Issues and Trends 2
__________
TOTAL 11

Elective Concentrated Clinical Practicum

The elective concentrated clinical practicum allows the student enrolled in any of the BSN tracks to choose an area of clinical concentration during their progression through the program, The student will meet with their advisor to develop their plan, The plan will be approved by the SAFA committee.

Summer - Junior
NSG 372 Practicum I 3

Spring - Senior
NSG 452 Research 2
NSG 472 Clinical Practicum II 3

Degree Plus to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Track

The Nursing Department’s mission of creating a generalist able to function as a professional nurse in today’s workforce enables the department to individually assess the student with a degree other than nursing in order to grant credit for courses taken. The student with a baccalaureate degree or master’s degree has already demonstrated moving from simple to more complex use of theories. They also have experiences either in the educational and/or work environments. This use of multi theoretical frameworks is congruent with the Nursing Department’s philosophy. Applications are accepted year round.

Admission Requirements

The student must have cumulative GPA of 2.5 and follow all admission requirements set forth in the Basic BSN track. The student must have an academic degree (BA, BS, MA, MS) granted from an accredited university. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken at CSU-Pueblo or more based on the students program of study. Other options available to the BA/BS/-BSN student are credit by examination (up to 30 credit hours) or credit by life experiences (six credit hours). Students must pass all courses with a C or better and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Program of Study

The student wishing to be admitted to the program is expected to meet with the advisor to develop their program of study. The student will then be assigned an advisor. The program of study is individualized and based on the student’s previous course work, life experiences, and academic credit.

Prerequisites (See Basic BSN)

Nursing Courses (See Basic BSN)

Elective Concentrated Clinical Practicum


The elective concentrated clinical practicum allows the student enrolled in any of the BSN tracks to choose an area of clinical concentration during their progression through the program, The student will meet with their advisor to develop their plan, The plan will be approved by the SAFA committee.

Summer - Junior
NSG 372 Practicum I 3

Spring - Senior
NSG 452 Research 2
NSG 472 Clinical Practicum II 3

 

Degree Plus to BSN Nursing Accelerated Track
The Nursing Department’s belief of creating a generalist able to function as a professional in today’s workforce enables the department to individually assess the student with a degree other than nursing in order to grant credit for courses taken.

The Degree Plus Accelerated Option is for students with a previous non-nursing baccalaureate degree. The applicant must have completed the necessary prerequisites prior to starting the program. The Accelerated Option offers students an intense, challenging approach that enables students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 14 months.

Previous coursework necessary for admission to the Accelerated Option includes the natural, social and behavioral sciences. Most students in their previous degree may have completed most of the prerequisites required. Students may also elect to test out of courses using the ERI nationally normed challenge tests or CLEP. During the Accelerated year, students participate in a reality based curriculum that includes classroom, Internet and real life clinical experiences in state-of-the-art facilities.

The belief is that a student with a previous degree has moved from simple to more complex use of theories/experiences either in their educational and/or work environments. This and use of multi theoretical frameworks is congruent with the Nursing Department’s philosophy.

The degree plus student is expected to meet with the Department Chair for advisement and plan development. The student will then be assigned an advisor. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and follow all admission requirements set forth in the Basic Nursing Track. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken at CSU-Pueblo or more based on the students plan. Due to the intensity of the curriculum it is advised that the student not work and be able to attend to their studies full-time.

Prerequisite  Courses  Credits
BIOL  112  Nutrition  3
BIOL  206/L Introduction to Microbiology/Lab  4
BIOL  223/L Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab  4
BIOL  224/L Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab  4
CHEM  111/L Principles of Chemistry/Lab  4
MATH  156 Statistics  3
PSYCH  151  Intro to Human Development  3

__________
TOTAL 25

Degree Plus to BSN Nursing Accelerated Track Program Plan

Summer
 

Courses Titles Credits
NSG 208 Basic Pharmacology 3
NSG 231 Introduction to Nursing 2
NSG 232/L Fundamentals of Nursing/Lab 7
NSG 302/L Health Assessment/Lab 4
NSG 307 Health & Disease Systems 3

__________
TOTAL 19


Fall
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 322/L Nursing Care of the Adult I/Lab 7
NSG 332/L Pediatric Nursing/Lab 6
NSG 420/L Nursing Care of the Adult II/Lab 7

__________
TOTAL 20

Spring
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 312/L Nursing Care of Childbearing Families/Lab 6
NSG 351 Research in Nursing 3
NSG 382/L Psychiatric Nursing/Lab 6
NSG 451 Nursing Management 3
NSG 461 Health Care Issues and Trends 2

__________
TOTAL 20

Summer
 
Courses Titles Credits
NSG 431 Gerontological Nursing 3
NSG 442/L Community & Family Nursing/Lab 6
NSG 452/L Nursing Process: Synthesis/Lab 6

__________
TOTAL15

Total Nursing Credits

74

SPEECH COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

Faculty: O’Leary, Sherman

The programs in Speech Communication are being discontinued at CSU-Pueblo. No new majors or minors will be accepted into the program. If you are presently a major or minor in Speech Communication, please contact your advisor to plan for your completion of the program.

The program in speech communication has two main objectives. First, it enhances students’ knowledge of verbal expression through development of skills in analyzing, composing, expression, interpreting, and evaluating discourse. Second, it prepares students for graduate work in communication disorders, which leads to professions in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 


The program in speech communication leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS). Students completing an emphasis in communication disorders will receive the BS degree. Students completing the emphasis area in general speech communication will receive the BA degree.

Communication disorders students will be expected to complete required observation and clinical clock-hour assignments, under qualified supervisors in schools, hospitals, and clinics in southern Colorado

Department Goals

  • Prepare students for a career in communication disorders.

  • Provide students with a liberal arts approach to speech communication.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements


  • All majors must complete a set of required courses (the core), and declare an emphasis area from the following list: general speech communication or communication disorders.

  • No grade lower than C will count toward the major.

  • Successful majors will be capable of analyzing, synthesizing, interpreting, evaluating, and communicating ideas in public.

  • Successful majors will be able to engage in problem analysis, present a well-reasoned solution to a problem, and know the tests for evidence and reasoning.

  • The graduate in speech communication will possess an understanding of the principles underlying the discipline generally and the respective emphasis areas. Such understanding would include knowledge of specific aesthetic and ethical values as they apply to the speech act, and factual knowledge about human speech.

Specific Requirements for the Speech Major

SPCOM 103, Speaking and Listening, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for all courses above the 100-level.

Core Courses Titles Credits
SPCOM 211 Public Speaking 3
SPCOM 231 Oral Interpretation 3
SPCOM 261 Voice and Diction 3
SPCOM 493 Seminar 3
__________
TOTAL 12

General Speech Emphasis
SPCOM Electives in general speech 20
(A minimum of eight semester hours must be upper division.)

Communication Disorders Emphasis
 
Core Courses Titles Credits
PSYCH 100 General Psychology I 3
PSYCH 251 Infancy, Childhood and Preadolescence 3
PSYCH 252 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSYCH 351 Psych of the Exceptional Individual 3
PSYCH 362 Abnormal Psychology 3
SPCOM 250 Intro to Communication Disorders 2
SPCOM 260 Language Acquisition and Linguistics 3
SPCOM 324/L Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Chest w/Lab 3
SPCOM 351 Articulation Disorders 2
SPCOM 352 Voice Disorders 2
SPCOM 353 Stuttering 2
SPCOM 361 Phonetics 2
SPCOM 365 Basic Audiology 3
SPCOM 451 Aural Rehabilitation 3
SPCOM 452 Diag & Methods in Speech Pathology 2
SPCOM 462 Organic Disorders of Speech 3
SPCOM 463 Language Disorders in Children 2
SPCOM 469 Clinical Experience in Communication Disorders 1
SPCOM Electives 6
__________
TOTAL 51


Specific Requirements for the Speech Communication Minor

The minor in speech communication consists of 20 semester hours of curriculum offerings, six of which must be upper division. A minor is designed to meet the specific needs of the student and must be planned with the assistance of an advisor and approved by the department chair.

Co-curricular Requirements

The speech faculty believes that speech communication graduates must have co-curricular experiences that complement and reinforce the curricular experiences: therefore, graduates must document evidence of successful completion of required observation and clinical clock-hour assignments.

Outcome Assessment Activities

All majors and transfer students will be pre-tested as follows:

1) The speaking ability of all CSU-Pueblo students declaring a speech communication major will be evaluated in one of the speech courses they are enrolled in at the time they declare the major. The evaluation will be based upon a classroom presentation.

2) The speaking ability of all transfer students declaring a major will be evaluated in the same way. Additionally, the final grade earned in an introductory speech course at the student’s previous school will be considered.

  • The speech communication faculty believe that grades are a valid record of students’ progress. All majors and minors are therefore required to complete work in the major or minor at a grade level of C or better; no lower grades will count toward the major or minor.

  • A central file of syllabi, assignments, and exams, revealing how they are adapted to program objectives, will be retained in the departmental office for inspection by qualified persons.

  • Each student’s major advisor will keep a record of the student’s work in a folder. The record will include a list of completed course work, and a sample of the student’s writing prepared for a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior level course, preferably distributed over four academic years. Folders of all majors and minors will be retained for a minimum of two years to enable qualified persons to assess student performance in meeting program goals.

  • In SPCOM 493, Seminar, all majors will demonstrate their ability to complete a scholarly paper in correct English, and to present and defend its findings orally.

  • Graduating seniors will complete a rating form that will indicate their reactions to department courses they have taken. They will also complete relevant essay questions indicating their satisfaction with the overall.

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Dr. Victoria Marquesen: Associate Dean

Faculty: Guiterrez, O’Toole, Piazza, Ryan, Valerio, Weinhouse

Mission of the Teacher Education

The Teacher Education Program has a primary mission of preparing teachers of quality and distinction. At Colorado State University-Pueblo, preparing teachers is a campus-wide responsibility, with faculty and administrators involved in support of the program’s mission. An integral component of the program is its formal partnership with 17 school districts and four community colleges in southern and southeastern Colorado. The joint efforts of students, faculty, and administrators across all partners focus on improving the quality of learning in classrooms in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Conceptual Framework—Building and Bridging Communities of Learners
 

A Conceptual Framework is a guide for how a teacher education program is planned and organized, summarizing its philosophical views of the roles of teaching and learning and its essential understandings of how students become teachers. The conceptual framework of teacher education at Colorado State University-Pueblo is Building and Bridging Communities of Learners. The organizing theme of learning communities focuses the attention of faculty and students on the essential nature of teaching and learning: How does community shape learning and achievement? What are the roles of successful learners and teachers? What social interactions are necessary for both learning and community? How is the definition of a learning community changing in an increasingly technological age? What is the relationship between the concept of learning community and the democratic ideal of American education?

For faculty at CSU-Pueblo, the vision of quality education requires a learner-centered environment in which learning (not teaching) is at the core. All learners will achieve in communities in which learning is publicly and constructively discussed, a positive climate surrounds all members, and support exists for all learners’ individual growth and development.

Inclusive, equitable communities require constant attention to the nature of relationships among teachers and students. CSU-Pueblo students will be prepared to participate as learners and teachers in overlapping and expanding learning communities–from the university classroom to K-12 settings, the professional education community, distributed communities created by technology, and cultural, economic, and political communities of students and their families.

To become beginning teachers, students must change their perceptions of themselves as learners and as students of teaching. As students progress through the program, they will skillfully assume a variety of roles, including those of master learners, instructors, collaborators, apprentices, models, coaches, colleagues, and mentors. It is the mission of the teacher education program to prepare teachers and learners of quality and distinction by exposing students to quality communities of teaching and learning.

Program Goals

  • Prepare teachers of quality and distinction with broad-based liberal arts education, depth of knowledge in the areas in which they teach, and the ability to skillfully translate theory and practice to ensure student learning.

  • Create a learner-centered community designed to achieve program goals and expected student results.

  • Provide systematic advising and evaluation activities which assure student success and program quality.

  • Serve the region and state of Colorado through partnerships with school districts and institutions of higher education.

Student Outcomes

The Teacher Education Program is a standards-based model of education. Student outcomes are the foundation of the program, upon which the curriculum, instruction, and assessment are aligned and implemented. Based on its mission to produce teachers of quality and distinction, the program has adopted goals in eight areas. Each goal has been articulated into a series of performance-based standards or outcomes that all students must achieve before completing the program. Benchmarks, or more specific outcomes, for each standard have been developed as course objectives throughout the program, and faculty across campus have organized course requirements and assignments to assure that students can meet these standards at high levels.

Standards are aligned with the Performance-based Standards for Colorado Teachers (2000) and requirements of the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Proficiency in all standards is required for successful completion of teacher education and recommendation for state licensure.

Teacher Education Goals
 
CSU-Pueblo teacher education graduates will:

1. Use democratic principles to create communities of learners that assure positive social interactions, collaboration, and cooperation.

2. Create learning experiences that make content knowledge accessible, exciting, and meaningful for all students.

3. Create a learning community in which individual differences are respected, appreciated, and celebrated.

4. Ensure, through the use of standards and informal and formal assessment activities, the continuous development of all learners.

5. Construct and use pedagogy to maximize the intellectual, social, physical, and moral development of all students.

6. Be reflective decision-makers, incorporating understandings of educational history, philosophy, and inquiry, as will as the values of the democratic ideal.

7. Create communities of learning by working collaboratively with colleagues, families, and other members.

8. Model the professional and ethical responsibilities of the education profession.

Teaching Endorsement Areas

The Teacher Education Program collaborates with other academic units to offer programs leading to Colorado teacher licensure in the following endorsement areas:

Art (K-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (7-12)
Foreign Languages (7-12) –Spanish
Mathematics (7-12)
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)

Selective Entry and Retention in Teacher Education Admission

Many education courses require the prerequisite of admission to education (see description of courses). Students complete the admission to education process during ED 301: Frameworks of Teaching. The entire process for gathering information and submitting it to faculty is completed during the course.

The following are the requirements that must be met to be admitted to teacher education. No exceptions can occur to these requirements:

1) Complete Health Clearance Form

2) Cumulative grade point of 2.600 or greater.

3) Completion of ENG 101 and 102 with grades of C- or better.

4) Completion of MATH 109 or math course required by major field. A grade of B- or better is required in MATH 109; a grade of C- or better is required in MATH 121, 124, 126, or 221. Students who complete both MATH 109 and MATH 156 prior to admission may be admitted with grades of C- or better in both courses.

5) Completion of SPCOM 103 with a grade of B- or better, or, students completing SPCOM 103 with a C- or degree plus students may complete this competency through the Oral Proficiency Exam.

6) Completion of ED 301 with a grade of C- or better.

7) Completion of a formal, standardized test such as the Academic Profile and a writing sample.

8) Completion of an education portfolio. Six types of materials will be submitted with the portfolio: 1) transcripts and official documents demonstrating students performance in university classes, 2) materials developed in university classes which demonstrate proficiency on specific education standards, 3) recommendations and evaluations from teachers, 4) materials used in field experiences and videos of teaching, 5) personal reflections and summaries about progress, and 6) results of formal tests. Specific portfolio requirements and manner of evaluation are included in the appendices to the Teacher Education Handbook. All portfolios will be submitted in electronic format (website).

Retention

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.600 and must continue to make progress towards proficiency on program standards to remain in the teacher education program. Additional details related to program retention are included in the Teacher Education Handbook.

Student Teaching 

Student teaching provides opportunities to integrate theory with practice. Prior to being approved for a student teaching assignment, the following requirements must be met:

1) Completion of all course work including courses in the content area and education.

2) Cumulative GPA of 2.600.

3) GPA of 2.500 in the academic major.

4) Grades of C- or higher in all courses required for licensure.

5) Passing score on the content exam in the student’s licensure area, required by the State of Colorado.

6) Completion of an education portfolio. Six types of materials will be submitted with the portfolio: 1) transcripts and official documents demonstrating students performance in university classes, 2) materials developed in university classes which demonstrate proficiency on specific education standards. 3) recommendations and evaluations from teachers, 4) materials used in field experience and videos of teaching, and 5) personal reflections and summaries about progress. Specific portfolio requirements and manner of evaluation are included in the appendices to the Teacher Education Handbook. All portfolios will be submitted in electronic format (website).

Applications must be submitted a semester in advance: First Friday in October for a spring semester assignment; first Friday in March for a fall semester assignment. 

Student teaching requires full time effort, therefore students may not enroll in university courses other than Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar.

Teacher Licensure

Applications for licensure are forwarded to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) with the institutional recommendation only after official transcripts have been received and the Teacher Education Program has conducted a final review.

Specific Requirements for the Elementary Teaching Endorsement 

CSU-Pueblo requires the student interested in Elementary Education to complete a Liberal Studies major in addition to the courses in Education listed below.

Courses Titles Credits
ED 202 Foundations of Education 3
PREREQUISITES- None

ED 280 Educational Media and Technology 3
PREREQUISITES- None
(Required for admission after summer 2003)

ED 301 Frameworks of Teaching 3
PREREQUISITES- Completion of 45 college hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.6 (Admission to Education is
completed in this course) 

ED 380 Integrated Methods in Elem. School 3
PREREQUISITES- Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6; Completion of Liberal Studies Arts block

RDG 410 Teaching Elementary Language Arts 4
PREREQUISITES- Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

ED 412 Teaching Diverse Learners 3
PREREQUISITES- Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

ED 413 Teaching Social Studies 3
PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

ED 414 Teaching Elementary Science & Health 2
PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

ED 417 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 2
PREREQUISITES- Admission to Education: GPA of 2.6; Completion of Liberal Studies Math Block.

ED 485 Capstone Seminar 2
PREREQUISITES-Admission to Student Teaching. Must be taken with student teaching

ED 487 Student Teaching in the Elementary School 12
PREREQUISITES- Admission to Student Teaching

Specific Requirements for the Secondary and K-12 Teaching Endorsements

The student must complete an appropriate major and the following Education courses:

Courses Titles Credits
PSYCH 151 Human Development 3
PREREQUISITES-None

ED 202 Foundations of Education 3
PREREQUISITES-None

ED 280 Educational Media and Technology 3
PREREQUISITES-None
(Required for admission after Summer 2002)

ED 301 Frameworks of Teaching 3
(Admission to Education is completed in this course PREREQUISITES-Completion of 45 college hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.6

PSYCH 342 Educational Psychology 3
PREREQUISITES-PSYCH 151

RDG 435 Content Area Literacy 4
PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

Special Methods in Endorsement Areas 4-9
PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education; GPA of 2.6

ED 412 Teaching Diverse Learners* 3
PREREQUISITES-Admission to Education: GPA of 2.6

ED 485 Capstone Seminar 2
PREREQUISITES-Admission to Student Teaching. Must be taken with student teaching.

ED 488/ 489 Secondary Student Teaching/Student Teaching K-12 12
PREREQUISITES-Admission to Student Teaching

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TOTAL 37-42

*Physical Education students complete EXHP 465, Adaptive Physical Education.

Performance Assessment Activities

In the Teacher Education Program, performance assessment is a process that documents the relationship between the stated mission, goals, program standards, and actual student outcomes. Assessment is multidimensional and comprehensive, utilizing a variety of quantitative and qualitative measures.

  • Assessment of student progress is frequent and ongoing throughout the program. At three points in the student’s program, faculty completes a multidimensional assessment of progress on teacher education program standards: at admission to education, admission to student teaching, and during student teaching. These assessments include a review of progress in all courses, evaluation of student performance through a student-constructed portfolio, and review of K-12 teachers’ evaluation of student performance in field experiences.

  • Evaluation of progress occurs at the end of each semester after admission to education through a review of student performance in university classes and field experiences.

  • Student records are maintained in the Teacher Education Office.

READING PROGRAM

Reading Minor
 
The reading minor is intended for elementary, secondary, or K-12 teacher certification candidates who wish to have a recognized area of strength in the teaching of reading and other language arts.

Expected Student Outcomes

As a result of successfully completing the reading minor, the student must be able to:

  • recognize, describe, diagnose, and teach all the generally accepted concepts, strategies and skills in the areas of oral language, reading readiness, emergent literacy, word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, literary appreciation, reading for information, critical reading and thinking, reference skills, study skills, oral reading, listening, speaking, English language usage, syntax, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, creative and informative writing, spelling and penmanship;

  • describe the role and importance of the child’s self-concept, experience and culture, home language and dialect, stages of growth and development, and success and familiarity with literature as factors in motivating growth in reading and the language arts;

  • plan lessons and teach effectively using a variety of grouping techniques, including whole class, individual, ability, and cooperative;

  • locate and use a variety of materials to teach reading and the other language arts. The materials include textbooks, basal readers, trade and library books, teacher-made materials, computer programs, student-generated texts, centers, newspapers, and children’s literature;

  • diagnose student reading levels and specific strengths and weaknesses, organize instruction to provide for the needs of the class and individual special students, adapt instruction in content areas to promote content learning, and develop reading and writing growth for all students;

  • recognize common causes of reading and writing difficulties and administer and interpret the scores of a variety of informal assessment techniques such as reading miscue inventories and norm-referenced standardized tests;

  • assess writing samples for diagnosis and prescription in expression, organization, fluency, sentence and paragraph development, theme, spelling, penmanship and fluency in work processing; and 

  • explain the need to collaborate with parents, librarians, drama and other teachers to provide an effective language arts program.

Specific Requirements

Students must complete the reading core with a GPA of 3.00 or better and complete the reading electives with a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or better. RDG 301 or 425 are prerequisites for other reading courses. The minor requires completion of a minimum of 22 hours, 14 from core courses and 8 hours chosen from available electives with consultation with an education advisor. Many electives are available only in summer sessions.

Core Course Requirements
 
Courses Titles Credit
ENG 351/
412
Children’s Literature/Adolescent Literature  2
RDG 301* Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School  3
RDG 310 Current Approaches to Reading and 
Writing Instruction
3
RDG 425** Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3
RDG 450 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems 3
_______________
CORE TOTAL 14

Eight credits of Electives from the following list: 8

Courses Titles Credits
RDG 360 Practicum 1-3
RDG 431 Developing Creative Centers 1
RDG 436 New Directions in Reading Comprehension 2
RDG 437 Teaching with Newspapers as a Resource 1
RDG 442 Reading Across Cultures 2
RDG 491 Topics in Reading 1-2
ED 412/
461
Teaching Diverse Learners/Atypical Students in the Secondary School

3
CoreTotal                      14
Electives Required       8
____________________
Total Required            22

* RDG 410 Teaching Reading and Language Arts
(4 hours) may replace RDG 301

**RDG 435 Area Content Literacy (4 hours) may replace RDG 425

Higher Education Act (HEA) Reporting Requirements

In October 1998, Congress enacted Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA), requiring new reporting requirements for institutions and states on teacher preparation and licensing. Section 207 of Title II requires the annual preparation and submission of a report by each university that prepares teachers on how well individuals who complete its teacher preparation program perform on initial state licensing and certification assessments in their areas of specialization. Universities are also required to publish information on basic aspects of their programs, such as number of students, amount of required supervised practice teaching, and the student-faculty ratio in supervised practice teaching. On the next page is information on students who completed CSU-Pueblo’s teacher education

 during 2002-2003.