Breadcrumb

 

Main Content

Instructional Divisions 

The academic unit of the college is organized around the seven instructional divisions. These divisions are responsible for a set of academic disciplines, academic programs and the related courses. Each of the instructional divisions listed below oversees the academic programs, the schedule, the faculty and the curriculum in those areas stated. The instructional divisions are each headed by a division chair. More information about the programs, courses, faculty or schedule for each of these areas can be found at www.eastcentral.edu.

 

Business, Education and Social Sciences

The Business, Education and Social Sciences Division administers a variety of transfer and career technical programs. Within this unit, the departments of accounting, business, computer information systems, criminal justice, education, economics, business technology, exercise science, history, sociology, physical science, psychology, political science and geography offer coursework for both specific degree needs and to satisfy general education requirements.

 

In the accounting and business areas, students can opt for either transfer coursework or consider completion of an associate of applied science degree or certificate. Students choosing business technology will find a wide variety of emphasis areas and career opportunities.

 

For students considering transfer options in any of the social sciences (i.e. sociology, psychology, history, political science, economics or geography), the various departments offer a wide variety of coursework for transfer. In addition, all of these academic areas schedule coursework to satisfy the College’s general education requirements.

 

In physical education, the College offers transfer programs of study. The College’s fitness center is open throughout each semester and provides a wide range of programming for students and the community.

 

In computer information systems, students develop the technical expertise necessary to begin a career in information technology. Degree and certificate options are available.

 

For future teachers, the education department offers degrees for both transfer and workforce preparation. All programs in teacher preparation are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students can start their preparation for a career in education with a wide variety of course and degree options.

 

Two new degree programs, Health Information Technology (HIT) and Business, Management and Technology are offered within this division. Both of these Associate of Applied Science degrees offer students education and training to prepare for entry into the workforce. 

 

Career and Technical Division

The Career Technical division of the College administers AAS and certificate programs to prepare students to enter the workforce. The division works closely with community members from related business and industry who serve on the College’s many advisory boards.

 

Students in culinary arts prepare to work in the food service industry. The hands on curriculum is designed to produce graduates ready to work in any restaurant or food service environment.

 

The Heating, Ventilation, AC, curriculum provides students classroom and laboratory experience with the latest equipment in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration.

 

Precision machining students prepare for a career as machinists by studying in a state of the art lab using modern equipment. Students attend classes at the Four Rivers Career Center in Washington, Missouri.

 

Industrial engineering students prepare for a career in industry and manufacturing by studying in a state of the art lab on the latest equipment. Students attend classes at the Four Rivers Career Center in Washington, Missouri.

 

Welding, automotive technology and building construction are all degree options available through the College’s partnership with Four Rivers Career Center (FRCC). All program coursework in these areas is offered at FRCC and articulates into an associate of applied science degree.

 

English, Foreign Language and Philosophy

The English , Foreign Language and Philosophy Division oversees a wide variety of course offerings in English, reading, literature, civilization, foreign language, philosophy and religion. The areas within this division include degree options for both the Associate of Arts and a full range of coursework for the general education portion of all degree programs.

 

In English, the department offers a full range of developmental coursework in reading and writing; the course sequence is intended to help students fully develop college level reading and writing skills. Students will fulfill an important portion of their general education requirements by completing the writing sequence. Students will also find a wide variety of literature courses.

 

Foreign language options are also available at East Central College. In addition to the Spanish sequence offered on campus, the College receives other foreign language courses via distance delivery through a cooperative agreement. The college has increased its foreign language offerings to include French, Chinese, German and others as enrollment warrants.

 

In the civilization offerings, students may choose from coursework options in European Civilization, American Civilization and other offerings as warranted. Coursework in this area will satisfy general education requirements for all degrees.

 

In philosophy, students may choose from options in philosophy, ethics and religion. Coursework in this area will satisfy general education requirements for all degrees.

 

Fine and Performing Arts

The division of Fine and Performing Arts is the academic unit that administers the programs of study and the many gallery events, plays, musical performances and other shows performed regularly on campus. ECC is a center of fine and performing arts for the community.

 

In art, students can study both two and three dimensional studio art and graphic design. A wide variety of studio courses are offered regularly. In music, students can opt for choral or instrumental coursework, and have a variety of performance options. In theater and communications, students will find an active theater program where students may acquire hands on experience.

 

The Graphic Design program prepares students for work as graphic artists and provides coursework in multimedia design.

 

In partnership with the Patrons of the Arts group, active through the ECC Foundation, the Fine and Performing Arts department is a regular contributor to arts education in the region.

 

The department also contributes to the wide variety of general education coursework available to satisfy degree requirements. The newest transfer degree, the Associate of Fine Arts, is available to students intending to transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in studio art. 

 

Mathematics

The academic unit, Mathematics, oversees a wide variety of course offerings in pre- engineering, physics, physical science and mathematics. The areas within this division include degree options for both the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science and a full range of coursework for the general education portion of all degree programs.

 

In the physical sciences, the College provides general education options in both physics and physical science.

 

For pre-engineering students, the College offers the necessary range of mathematics courses as well as the required physical sciences. In addition, options are available in a variety of engineering courses, all articulated as part of the Associate of Science degree.

 

In mathematics, the College provides a full range of developmental coursework, designed to advance students mathematics ability to college level. Students will find all the general education courses to satisfy mathematics degree requirements; major courses are also offered. For several different degree options, the mathematics department offers specialized courses to meet student and programmatic needs.  

 

Nursing and Allied Health

The Nursing and Allied Health Division is responsible for the administration of all the College nursing education options, both on the main campus and the center in Rolla. Nursing at East Central College has full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN).

 

In addition, the division oversees the EMT/Paramedic program, accredited by the Missouri Division of Emergency Services, and the Fire Technology Program.

 

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program, offered as part of the Missouri Health Professions Consortium, in cooperation with the University of Missouri – Columbia, is part of the Allied Health division.

 

At the center in Rolla, the College offers degree programs in partnership with Rolla Technical Center (RTC). Program coursework in both Radiological Technology and Respiratory Care is offered by RTC and fully articulated into an AAS degree with East Central College.

 

Many of the programs in this division have selective admissions criteria. Also, for many of these programs admissions and/or enrollment are contingent upon criminal background checks and drug screenings.

 

The Nursing and Allied Health division also works with students interested in transfer coursework to a baccalaureate nursing program or other health services field.

 

Science

The academic unit Science oversees a wide variety of course offerings in biology, chemistry, health science, biotechnology, geology and the newest degree area, chemical technology.

 

The areas within this division include degree options for both the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Applied Science and a full range of coursework for the general education portion of all degree programs.

 

The College provides general education options in both biological and chemical sciences. Major level coursework is available to students in biology and chemistry.

 

Note: Additional information on all the College’s degree programs, including sample programs of study, can be found in the Degree Plans section of this catalog. 

 
Go back to top
 
 
 
 

Sidebar Content

Go back to top