Occupational education curricula are developed to provide students with vocational competencies upon completion of a prescribed course of study. Special attention is given to the development of SCANS (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) competencies which include problem solving and interpersonal skill development. These programs provide students an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for immediate entry-level employment in business and industry.
A minimum total of 60 semester hours credit, excluding physical education activity courses must be presented with an average grade of “C” (2.0); some programs require more than the 60 semester hour total. All prescribed requirements for the specific technical or occupational programs for which the student is enrolled must be completed.
Requirements are listed in this catalog under the specific programs as follows:
- Associate Degree Nursing
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Fire Science Technology
- Histotechnology (Tarleton State University Partnership)
- Human Service Provider
- Information Technology
- Medical Laboratory Technology (Tarleton State University Partnership)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Care
Curriculum Changes Affecting Students Enrolled in Vocational/Technical Programs
Weatherford College regularly updates programs and establishes occupational courses based on information obtained through advisory committees or other industry validations. Deans of the divisions submit program revisions to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as they are developed.
Students enrolled prior to the semester in which a curriculum revision becomes effective will be assigned to a new curriculum when it goes into effect unless they request in writing not to do so. Upon request and agreement of the department chair and the director of admissions, these students may remain in the former curriculum providing individual degree plans showing the old curriculum have been filed with a counselor in the Student Services Office. Course substitutions will be made as needed by the department chair if required courses are deleted from the program.