Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2022-2023 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs of Study

Education and Training Programs

The College offers a diverse range of programs to support the education and training needs of our community. More information about each program can be found elsewhere in this Catalog, online at the College’s Website, or in person from the Office of Admissions.

Career/Technical Education

Programs in career and technical education are designed to meet the increasing demand for technicians, semi-professional workers, and skilled craftsmen for employment in industry, business, the professions, and government. These curricula are planned primarily to provide workers of the region served by the College.

Community Services

The facilities and personnel of the College are available for specialized services that provide for the cultural and educational needs of the region served by the College. These services include nonclassroom and non-credit programs, cultural events, workshops, meetings, lectures, conferences, seminars, and special community projects designed to provide needed cultural and educational opportunities for the citizens of the region.

Continuing Education

The departments of Continuing Education and Workforce Training provide a variety of non-credit course offerings designed to expand learning opportunities for persons 16 years of age or older. Courses are offered to meet licensure/certification requirements of various professions and to meet the specific training needs identified by local employers.

Courses are also offered to provide lifelong learning opportunities for all citizens. Some course offerings are designed specifically for special populations, such as senior citizens, or talented and gifted youth.

Developmental Education

Developmental courses are offered to prepare students who have not met the course prerequisites for admission to specific curricula and to correct deficiencies in basic areas such as English, reading, and mathematics. Credit will not be granted for courses numbered below 100.

General Education

The program in General Education encompasses common knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by each person to be effective as workers, consumers, and citizens. The faculty of Chesapeake College have formulated general education requirements to support all associate degree programs which are designed to enrich a student’s growth and preparation for life. A philosophy statement and general education core courses appear in the General Education Program section of this Catalog. The State General Education Student Transfer Policy is outlined in the General Education Program section of this Catalog.

Transfer Education

Transfer Programs include freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences and pre-professional education. These programs are designed for transfer into baccalaureate degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.

Workforce Training

The Chesapeake College Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training coordinates and provides training for employees in the five-county service area. Customized courses are provided for clients in both the public and private sectors including business, industry, government, non-profit organizations, service agencies, and professional associations. Fees are established for each course based on costs for curriculum development, materials, and instruction. Needs assessment and consultation services are also available at minimal cost.

The Workforce Training office also helps clients connect with state and federal agencies for information about training funds and other business services available to employers. Inquiries for additional information or services may be directed to the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training.

Additional Areas of Study

In addition to the programs of study listed in this Catalog, Chesapeake College can offer the first two years of transferable college credits in a range of areas:

American Studies Geology Physics Pre-Optometry Social Work
Dental Hygiene Health Professions Political Science Pre-Pharmacy Sociology
Engineering History Pre-Dentistry Pre-Physical Therapy Theatre
English Library Science Pre-Law Pre-Veterinary Science Visual and Performing Arts
Geography Nursing Pre-Medical Science Psychology and more … 

This list is not complete. If there is an area of study not listed here in which you are interested, please talk with a counselor or advisor to explore your options.

Completion of Degree and Certificate Programs

All associate degree programs require minimum coursework of 60 semester credit hours. Nearly all of the College’s associate degree transfer programs are designed to allow full-time students to complete all requirements over a period of two calendar years. Because of many factors (student work schedules, class scheduling problems, required developmental work, certain prerequisites, etc.) the average full-time student may take somewhat longer to complete a degree program.

Certificates require substantially fewer semester credit hours and are normally completed in less time than associate degree programs. Due to insufficient enrollment, certain courses in career programs may not be offered every year. In order to avoid delays in graduation, students may consult with the appropriate department chair to determine if there are appropriate substitutes for such courses.

Chesapeake College reserves the right to award students all academic credentials earned.

Programs of Study

This list of Chesapeake College’s programs of study provides links to detailed information about each program found elsewhere in this catalog. This list is organized alphabetically by program title. Please talk with a counselor or advisor to learn more about which program will best help you reach your goals.