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Catalog 2016-2017 
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Appendix I - Residency Policy


The residence status of students is determined at the time of admission to the college. Students will be considered in-county residents if they or the person who contributes more than one half of the student’s financial support maintain legal domicile in Charles County, Calvert County, or St. Mary’s County and have done so for a period of not less than three months prior to the date of admission to the college.  Some non-immigrant visa holders and students without a valid status are not eligible to claim in-county residency, and they are subject to out of state tuition rates.

Students will be considered in-state residents if they or the person who contributes more than one half of the student’s financial support have maintained legal domicile in other parts of the state for not less than three months. Otherwise, the student shall be considered an out-of-state resident. Once residency requirements have been met, the student may petition to change the residency decision by completing a Residency Status Appeal Form as well as providing the appropriate documentation to the Admissions Department. Forms are available in the Admissions Department and online at and should be returned to the Admissions Department.


For tuition purposes, domicile may be defined as a person’s permanent place of abode, where physical presence and possessions are maintained and where he or she intends to remain indefinitely; or the permanent place of abode of any person or persons contributing more than one half of the student’s financial support during the most recently completed year.

Proof of Domicile

At the time of admission, students will indicate their residency status. If information is received that would contradict or call into question the validity of the residency status, the student will be asked to provide proof of domicile and registration will be restricted until the question is resolved.

The college shall consider any or all of the following as factual bases for determining residency and may require evidence for substantiation:

  1. Ownership or rental of local living quarters
  2. Substantially uninterrupted physical presence, including the months when the student is not in attendance at the college
  3. Maintenance in Maryland and in the county of all, or substantially all, of the person’s possessions
  4. Payment of Maryland state and local piggyback income taxes on all income earned, including income earned outside the jurisdiction
  5. Registration to vote in the state and county
  6. Registration of a motor vehicle in the state, with a local address specified, if the person owns such a vehicle
  7. Possession of a valid Maryland driver’s license, with a local address specified, if the person is licensed anywhere to drive a motor vehicle

Change and Appeal of Residency Classification

A student shall be provided the opportunity to request a change in residency classification or appeal a current residency classification. An appeal of a current classification may be made by completing a Residency Status Appeal Form. Forms are available at the Admissions Department or online at and should be returned to the Admissions Department not later than 30 days after the college determines the student’s residency classification or when the student becomes eligible to receive in-country or in-state tuition benefits. Residency changes are not retroactive for prior semesters attended.

Nonresident Programs

Statewide Program

If any student is a resident of this state and enrolls in an instructional program that has been designated by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) as a statewide or regional program, the student shall pay only the student tuition and fees payable by a resident of the county that supports the community college. Students enrolling in a statewide program are eligible for the in-county tuition rate if the designated statewide program is not available at the community college in the student’s county of residence, or the program at the community college in the student’s county of residence has reached the program’s capacity. Students enrolling in a CSM statewide designated program must complete additional forms for verification of eligibility. These forms are available through the Admissions Department and must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the payment of tuition. A list of statewide programs can be found in Appendix IX. An up-to-date list can be found on the MHEC web site at

Health Manpower Program

A Maryland resident from outside Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary’s counties who enrolls in an instructional program that has been designated by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) as a health manpower shortage program, may be eligible for reduced tuition rates - pending State funding. Out-of-county students enrolling in a Health Manpower Shortage Program are required to pay out-of-county rates at the time of registration. If the State of Maryland funds this program, the College will apply State funds to a student’s account and issue any appropriate refunds in accordance with College policies and procedures.  A list of designated programs, effective in January 2010, is included in Appendix X. An up-to-date list can be found on the MHEC web site at Students applying for designated programs must contact the Admissions Department for application information.

Out-of-State Nursing Students

Out-of-state nursing students may be considered residents for tuition purposes under the conditions set forth in COMAR 13B.07.02.03.G.

Contract Training

A student enrolled in a course contracted between the college and a business or industry that maintains facilities, operates, or does business in the state may be considered a Maryland resident or county resident for tuition purposes.

Military Personnel

Military personnel and their dependents who were domicilaries of Maryland at the time of entrance into the armed forces and who are stationed outside the state may retain Maryland domicile as long as they do not establish domicile elsewhere.

Military personnel and their dependents, who were not domicilaries of Maryland at the time of entrance into the armed forces, but are stationed in Maryland, may be considered state residents for tuition purposes as long as they remain on active duty in the state. In addition, those who are stationed in or live in Charles, Calvert, or St. Mary’s counties are considered county residents for tuition purposes. 

Recently Discharged Veterans

Honorably discharged veterans, who attended three years of secondary public or private school in Maryland and graduated from a Maryland public or private institution, or received an equivalent secondary diploma, are eligible for in-state rates within a year of discharge.

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014

A veteran who enrolls within 3 years of discharge after serving 90 days or more on active duty; or a student using transferred entitlement within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge after serving 90 days or more on active duty; or a surviving spouse or children under the Fry Scholarship who enrolls within 3 years of an active duty service member’s death in the line of duty after serving 90 days or more; or an individual who remains continuously enrolled after initially meeting these requirements and is using Chapter 30 or 33 Veterans Administration Educational Benefits is exempt from paying out of state tuition fees.

Foreign Nationals

An individual immigration status will not preclude award of Maryland residency for tuition purposes if the individual has the legal capacity to establish domicile in Maryland.

Non-Immigrant Status

Some non-immigrant students are subject to out-of-state tuition rates. Students with an F-1 visa must enroll for a full-time course of study, which is a minimum of 12 credits/billable hours each semester. Prospective students with a temporary visa status such as J or B (visitors, business, exchange, etc.) should contact the Admissions Department to have their applications approved before registering for classes. Non-immigrant students other than F-1 international student visa holders may take as many credit courses as their college admission status permits, as long as the semester begins and ends within the duration of stay indicated on the I-94 in their passport. They are subject to the out-of-state tuition rates.

Appendix II - Academic Eligibility Guidelines for Financial Assistance Recipients

The U.S. Department of Education requires the college to establish standards and monitor the academic progress of students receiving Title IV federal financial assistance. All forms of federal, Maryland, and college financial assistance are subject to the satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standard, outlined as follows. This policy includes three key elements: achieving an overall grade point average, completing your program within a maximum time frame that may not exceed 150 percent of the length of the student’s program, and successfully completing the necessary credits each academic year.

  1. Students must complete (associate’s degree or certificate) requirements within a maximum time frame based on their credits attempted (150%). Credits attempted include W, FX, F, I, audit, NG, P, WD, IP. Example: A two-year degree program that requires 60 credits to complete is 60 x 1.5 = 90 credits; a one-year certificate program that is 32 credits/maximum time frame to complete is 32 x 1.5 = 48 credits.

NOTE: What does this mean for students changing academic programs? Example: You change your program from AA in business requiring 60 credits to AA in biology requiring 60 credits. You need 20 credits to receive your biology degree. At the time you changed the program, you have 85 credits. Based on the 150% rule, you have 5 credits of eligibility, 60 on your first AA program in business x 1.5 = 90 credits; 90 credits minus 85 = 5 credits remaining of financial assistance eligibility. Prior to changing a program, consult with a financial assistance advisor on your campus.

  1. In order to maintain satisfactory academic progress and continued eligibility for financial assistance, the time frames set in (1) require students to successfully complete 67% of attempted credits each academic year while maintaining the required minimum cumulative grade average (GPA), according to the chart below. Successful completion means a grade of A, B, C, D, or P. Audited classes are counted towards your total number of attempted credits and do count towards your completion rate.

NOTE: When the college calculates satisfactory academic progress, it includes all grades/classes and does nothing special for academic clemency (AC). Example: Official CSM transcript of 18 credits-6 are AC; GPA is figured on 12 credits SAP is calculated on all 18 credits attempted, which includes the 6 credits that are marked AC.

  1. The student must meet minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements based on the number of credits attempted.  Please see the chart below:


Credits Attempted

Minimum  GPA

Required Completion %

0-5 N/A 67%
6-18 1.50 67%
19-31 1.75 67%
32-44 1.85 67%
45 or more  2.00 67%
  1. Students enrolled in an associate’s degree program will be evaluated once each academic year. This will take place at the end of the spring semester. Students enrolled in a certificate program will be evaluated at the end of the fall and spring semesters. The student’s cumulative record will be used to determine satisfactory progress, not just the most recently completed semester. Semesters during which the student did not receive financial assistance will also be considered in determining satisfactory progress. If the student does not meet the minimum standards outlined above, his/her eligibility for financial assistance will be lost.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Example

Susan, a freshman at the college, enrolled in an associate’s degree program and attended full-time (12 credits per semester) during the past academic year. Her transcript reads as follows:

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Course Credits Grade Course Credits Grade
MTH-0900T   3* P MTH-1000    3 W
ENG-1010    3 B ENG-1020   3 D
PSY-1010    3 F COM-1010   3 C
HST 1010   3 W PSY-1010   3 AU

*equivalent credit

Susan’s cumulative GPA at the end of Spring 2016 is 1.50.

Thus far in her studies at the college, Susan has attempted 24 credits (12 in the Fall plus 12 in the Spring). Of those 24 attempted, Susan has successfully completed (received a grade of A, B, C, D, or P) 12 credits. To calculate her completion percentage:

12 credits completed = 50% completion percentage
24 credits attempted

Susan has not met the minimum GPA requirement of 1.75 based on 24 attempted credits and she has not met the minimum completion percentage requirement of 67%, and would therefore be considered to be making unsatisfactory academic progress. Susan would be ineligible to receive further financial assistance until she increased her completion percentage to 67% or higher and raised her cumulative GPA to the minimum standards based on the total number of attempted credits.

Appeal Process

A student whose academic progress is deemed “unsatisfactory” may appeal that determination to the Appeal Committee. The SAP appeal form and documentation of mitigating circumstances claimed by the student is required. Students can request the SAP appeal form by meeting with a Financial Assistance Advisor. Under most circumstances appeals may be granted for the low GPA or less than 67% completion but not for the 150% rule.

Students who lost their eligibility to receive financial assistance and have regained the required 67% credits attempted vs. credits earned ratio and/or have regained the required minimum cumulative GPA may request reinstatement of financial assistance eligibility in writing (such as e-mail) to the Financial Assistance Department.

Students who have their SAP appeals approved are considered to be on Financial Aid Probation and may be required to meet with an Academic Advisor to complete a Financial Aid Success Plan.  Students on Financial Aid Probation will have their SAP status reviewed every semester and if they are not meeting the terms of the appeal, the appeal will be revoked and the student will lose eligibility for financial assistance at CSM until such point as they are meeting the minimum SAP standards.

Effect of Course Withdrawals, Incompletes, Repetitions, or Non-Credit College Prep Courses on Satisfactory Progress

  • Withdrawals (“W” grade): Withdrawal from a course will be considered unsatisfactory completion of that course.
  • Incomplete grade (“I” grade): An incomplete grade will be considered unsatisfactory completion of that course. If the student satisfactorily completes all outstanding work to make up the incomplete grade and later receives a satisfactory grade, the student’s financial assistance status will be re-evaluated accordingly.
  • Course repetition: Repeating a course counts as attempted credits, but does not count as completed credits. It also counts toward the 150% maximum time frame.
  • *** Non-credit College Prep courses: College Prep courses will be considered in the same way as any other courses (using their credit equivalencies) in calculating satisfactory progress. Students may not receive financial assistance for more than 30 equivalent credits of college prep courses. These credits will not affect the 150% time frame to complete their degree. Example: AA in business equals 60 credits. However, you must take 15 credits in college prep courses to assist you in obtaining that degree. So you would have 60 x 150% plus the 15 credits of college prep course work.
  • Audits: Changing a credit to an audit will affect your financial assistance. Audited classes are considered attempted credits for financial assistance eligibility purposes.

Return of Federal Funds Policy

When a student completely withdraws from the college while receiving Federal Title IV financial assistance, the Financial Assistance Department must determine what portion of the student’s semester federal financial assistance (not including Federal Work-Study funds) will need to revert to the federal programs. A student is considered to be completely withdrawn from CSM when they withdraw from all their classes and are not currently enrolled in any additional classes. The department must use a statutory return of federal funds policy, required by the Higher Education Amendments of 1997.

The statutory formula requires the Financial Assistance Department to determine what portion of federal aid disbursed has been “earned” and what portion must be considered “unearned.”

Calculation of Title IV Financial Assistance Earned

The college must first determine the percentage of assistance earned by the student at the point in time when she/he withdraws completely. Up through the 60 % point in time in the term, the percentage of assistance earned is equal to the percentage of the term completed as of the day the student withdraws. If the withdrawal occurs after the 60 % point, the percentage of aid earned is 100 %.

Calculation of Title IV Financial Assistance Not Earned

The amount of assistance not earned by the student is calculated by subtracting the percentage earned (when less than 60 %) from 100 %. That percentage is then applied to total amount of grant and loan assistance that was disbursed for the semester.

Difference Between Amounts Earned and Amounts Received

If the student has received more grant or loan assistance than the amount earned, the unearned funds must be returned to the Title IV programs by the college or the student or both.

Responsibility of the College

The college must return to the Title IV programs the lesser of the following:

  • the unearned amount of Title IV assistance; or
  • the institutional charges (tuition, fees, and, in some cases, books) incurred for the semester, multiplied by the unearned percentage of Title IV grant and loan assistance.

Responsibility of the Student

The student returns unearned Title IV assistance minus the amount of the college returns. The U.S. Department of Education does not allow the college or the student any discretion regarding non-institutional costs. In most cases, when a student receives Title IV assistance greater than the amount of institutional charges, and completely withdraws from the college, he or she will have to return some of those federal funds.

Special considerations: When a student (or parent in the case of PLUS loans) is required to return a portion or all of loan proceeds, the calculated amount will be repaid according to the terms of the loan. In addition, the Department of Education recognizes that the neediest students have up-front school expenses and limited resources to meet those expenses. Therefore, students who must return grant funds themselves (over and above what the school returns) are given an additional consideration: the student’s grant repayment is reduced by half.

Order in Which Federal Funds Must Be Returned

Whether the college or the student or both must return federal funds, there is a prescribed order as to which federal program receives returned funds first, second, third, etc. That order is as follow

  1. Unsubsidized Direct Loan
  2. Subsidized Direct Loan
  3. Perkins Loan
  4. Direct PLUS Loan
  5. Pell Grant
  6. Federal SEOG Program
  7. Other Title IV programs

Return of Federal Funds Example

John, a freshman at the college, enrolls for the fall semester and incurs institutional charges of $1,260. He received a Federal Pell Grant of $1,000 and a Federal Direct Loan of $1,260. He withdraws from the college after completing 37 percent of the semester.

  1. Percent of unearned Title IV aid: 100% - 37% = 63% unearned
  2. Amount of unearned Title IV aid: $2,260 total Title IV aid x 63% unearned = $1,424 unearned
  3. Amount of aid the college must return to the Title IV programs:

The college must return the lesser of the unearned amount of Title IV aid ($1,424 shown above), or the semester charges incurred, multiplied by the unearned percentage (63 percent shown above): $1,260 total semester charges x 63 percent unearned = $794 unearned.

The amount of $794 is the lesser of the two calculated unearned amounts, and the college must return this amount. In accordance with the return of federal funds formula, this amount will reduce the Federal Direct Loan that John borrowed for the fall semester.

As a result of this return of funds to the Title IV programs, John will owe $794 to the college for unpaid institutional charges.

  1. Amount of aid the student must return:

The student must return the difference between the amount of unearned Title IV aid and the amount returned by the college: $1,424 unearned aid amount - $794 returned by the college = $630 to be returned by the student.

John will repay $466 of the required $630 to his Federal Direct Loan lender according to the terms of his loan. The remaining $164 amount that John must return is Federal Pell Grant funds, subject to the 50 percent reduction consideration given to the student; therefore John will have to return $82 to the Pell Grant Program.

Appendix III - Student Transfer Policies

Title 13B


Subtitle 06

Chapter 01
Public Institutions of Higher Education

Authority: Education Article, §§11-201 - 11-206, Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Scope and Applicability.

This chapter applies only to public institutions of higher education.

.02 Definitions.

  1. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.
  2. Terms Defined.
    1. “A.A. degree” means the Associate of Arts degree.
    2. “A.A.S. degree” means the Associate of Applied Sciences degree.
    3. “Arts” means courses that examine aesthetics and the development of the aesthetic form and explore the relationship between theory and practice. Courses in this area may include fine arts, performing and studio arts, appreciation of the arts, and history of the arts.
    4. “A.S. degree” means the Associate of Sciences degree.
    5. “Biological and physical sciences” means courses that examine living systems and the physical universe. They introduce students to the variety of methods used to collect, interpret, and apply scientific data, and to an understanding of the relationship between scientific theory and application.
    6. “English composition courses” means courses that provide students with communication knowledge and skills appropriate to various writing situations, including intellectual inquiry and academic research.
    7. “General education” means the foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students.
    8. “General education program” means a program that is designed to:
      1. Introduce undergraduates to the fundamental knowledge, skills, and values that are essential to the study of academic disciplines;
      2. Encourage the pursuit of life-long learning; and
      3. Foster the development of educated members of the community and the world.
    9. “Humanities” means courses that examine the values and cultural heritage that establish the framework for inquiry into the meaning of life. Courses in the humanities may include the language, history, literature, and philosophy of Western and other cultures.
    10. “Mathematics” means courses that provide students with numerical, analytical, statistical, and problem-solving skills.
    11. “Native student” means a student whose initial college enrollment was at a given institution of higher education and who has not transferred to another institution of higher education since that initial enrollment.
    12. “Parallel program” means the program of study or courses at one institution of higher education which has comparable objectives as those at another higher education institution, for example, a transfer program in psychology in a community college is definable as a parallel program to a baccalaureate psychology program at a 4-year institution of higher education.
    13. “Receiving institution” means the institution of higher education at which a transfer student currently desires to enroll.
    14. “Recommended transfer program” means a planned program of courses, both general education and courses in the major, taken at a community college, which is applicable to a baccalaureate program at a receiving institution, and ordinarily the first 2 years of the baccalaureate degree.
    15. “Sending institution” means the institution of higher education of most recent previous enrollment by a transfer student at which transferable academic credit was earned.
    16. “Social and behavioral sciences” means courses that examine the psychology of individuals and the ways in which individuals, groups, or segments of society behave, function, and influence one another. The courses include, but are not limited to, subjects which focus on:
      1. History and cultural diversity;
      2. Concepts of groups, work, and political systems;
      3. Applications of qualitative and quantitative data to social issues; and
      4. Interdependence of individuals, society, and the physical environment.
    17. “Transfer student” means a student entering an institution for the first time having successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at another institution which is applicable for credit at the institution the student is entering.

.03 General Education Requirements for Public Institutions.

  1. While public institutions have the autonomy to design their general education program to meet their unique needs and mission, that program shall conform to the definitions and common standards in this chapter. A public institution shall satisfy the general education requirement by:
    1. Requiring each program leading to the A.A. or A.S. degree to include not less than 30 and not more than 36 semester hours, and each baccalaureate degree program to include not less than 40 and not more than 46 semester hours of required core courses, with the core requiring, at a minimum, course work in each of the following five areas:
      1. Arts and humanities,
      2. Social and behavioral sciences,
      3. Biological and physical sciences,
      4. Mathematics, and
      5. English composition; or
    2. Conforming with COMAR 13B.02.02.16D(2)(b)-(c).
  2. Each core course used to satisfy the distribution requirements of §A(1) of this regulation shall carry at least 3 semester hours.
  3. General education programs of public institutions shall require at least.
    1. One course in each of two disciplines in arts and humanities;
    2. One course in each of two disciplines in social and behavioral sciences;
    3. Two science courses, at least one of which shall be a laboratory course;
    4. One course in mathematics at or above the level of college algebra; and
    5. One course in English composition.
  4. Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues.
    1. In addition to the five required areas in §A of this regulation, a public institution may include up to 8 semester hours in a sixth category that addresses emerging issues that institutions have identified as essential to a full program of general education for their students. These courses may:
      1. Be integrated into other general education courses or may be presented as separate courses; and
      2. Include courses that:
        1. Provide an interdisciplinary examination of issues across the five areas, or
        2. Address other categories of knowledge, skills, and values that lie outside of the five areas.
    2. Public institutions may not include the courses in this section in a general education program unless they provide academic content and rigor equivalent to the areas in §A(1) of this regulation.
  5. General education programs leading to the A.A.S. degree shall include at least 20 semester hours from the same course list designated by the sending institution for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. The A.A.S. degree shall include at least one 3-semester-hour course from each of the five areas listed in §(A)
    1. of this regulation.
  6. A course in a discipline listed in more than one of the areas of general education may be applied only to one area of general education.
  7. A public institution may allow a speech communication or foreign language course to be part of the arts and humanities category.
  8. Composition and literature courses may be placed in the arts and humanities area if literature is included as part of the content of the course.
  9. Public institutions may not include physical education skills courses as part of the general education requirements.
  10. General education courses shall reflect current scholarship in the discipline and provide reference to theoretical frameworks and methods of inquiry appropriate to academic disciplines.
  11. Courses that are theoretical may include applications, but all applications courses shall include theoretical components if they are to be included as meeting general education requirements.
  12. Public institutions may incorporate knowledge and skills involving the use of quantitative data, effective writing, information retrieval, and information literacy when possible in the general education program.
  13. Notwithstanding §A(1) of this regulation, a public 4-year institution may require 48 semester hours of required core courses if courses upon which the institution’s curriculum is based carry 4 semester hours.
  14. Public institutions shall develop systems to ensure that courses approved for inclusion on the list of general education courses are designed and assessed to comply with the requirements of this chapter.

.04 Transfer of General Education Credit.

  1. A student transferring to one public institution from another public institution shall receive general education credit for work completed at the student’s sending institution as provided by this chapter.
  2. A completed general education program shall transfer without further review or approval by; the receiving institution and without the need for a course-by-course match.
  3. Courses that are defined as general education by one institution shall transfer as general education even if the receiving institution does not have that specific course or has not designated that course as general education.
  4. The receiving institution shall give lower-division general education credits to a transferring student who has taken any part of the lower-division general education credits described in Regulation .03 of this chapter at a public institution for any general education courses successfully completed at the sending institution.
  5. Except as provided in Regulation .03M of this chapter, a receiving institution may not require a transfer student who has completed the requisite number of general education credits at any public college or university to take, as a condition of graduation, more than 10-16 additional semester hours of general education and specific courses required of all students at the receiving institution, with the total number not to exceed 46 semester hours. This provision does not relieve students of the obligation to complete specific academic program requirements or course prerequisites required by a receiving institution.
  6. A sending institution shall designate on or with the student transcript those courses that have met its general education requirements, as well as indicate whether the student has completed the general education program.
  7. A.A.S. Degrees.
    1. While there may be variance in the numbers of hours of general education required for A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees at a given institution, the courses identified as meeting general education requirements for all degrees shall come from the same general education course list and exclude technical or career courses.
    2. An A.A.S. student who transfers into a receiving institution with fewer than the total number of general education credits designated by the receiving institution shall complete the difference in credits according to the distribution as designated by the receiving institution. Except as provided in Regulation .03M of this chapter, the total general education credits for baccalaureate degree-granting public receiving institutions may not exceed 46 semester hours.
  8. Student Responsibilities. A student is held:
    1. Accountable for the loss of credits that:
      1. Result from changes in the student’s selection of the major program of study,
      2. Were earned for remedial course work, or
      3. Exceed the total course credits accepted in transfer as allowed by this chapter; and
    2. Responsible for meeting all requirements of the academic program of the receiving institution.

.05 Transfer of Non-general Education Program Credit.

  1. Transfer to Another Public Institution.
    1. Credit earned at any public institution in the State is transferable to any other public institution if the:
      1. Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
      2. Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.0 or higher; and
      3. Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing native students following the same program.
    2. If a native student’s “D” grade in a specific course is acceptable in a program, then a “D” earned by a transfer student in the same course at a sending institution is also acceptable in the program. Conversely, if a native student is required to earn a grade of “C” or better in a required course, the transfer student shall also be required to earn a grade of “C” or better to meet the same requirement.
  2. Credit earned in or transferred from a community college is limited to:
    1. 1/2 the baccalaureate degree program requirement, but may not be more than 70 semester hours; and
    2. The first 2 years of the undergraduate education experience.
  3. Nontraditional Credit.
    1. The assignment of credit for AP, CLEP, or other nationally recognized standardized examination scores presented by transfer students is determined according to the same standards that apply to native students in the receiving institution, and the assignment shall be consistent with the State minimum requirements.
    2. Transfer of credit from the following areas shall be consistent with COMAR 13B.02.02. and shall be evaluated by the receiving institution on a course-by-course basis:
      1. Technical courses from career programs;
      2. Course credit awarded through articulation agreements with other segments or agencies;
      3. Credit awarded for clinical practice or cooperative education experiences; and
      4. Credit awarded for life and work experiences.
    3. The basis for the awarding of the credit shall be indicated on the student’s transcript by the receiving institution.
    4. The receiving institution shall inform a transfer student of the procedures for validation of course work for which there is no clear equivalency. Examples of validation procedures include ACE recommendations, portfolio assessment, credit through challenge, examinations, and satisfactory completion of the next course in sequence in the academic area.
    5. The receiving baccalaureate degree-granting institution shall use validation procedures when a transferring student successfully completes a course at the lower division level that the receiving institution offers at the upper division level. The validated credits earned for the course shall be substituted for the upper division course.
  4. Program Articulation.
    1. Recommended transfer programs shall be developed through consultation between the sending and receiving institutions. A recommended transfer program represents an agreement between the two institutions that allows students aspiring to the baccalaureate degree to plan their programs. These programs constitute freshman/sophomore level course work to be taken at the community college in fulfillment of the receiving institution’s lower division course work requirement.
    2. Recommended transfer programs in effect at the time that this regulation takes effect, which conform to this chapter, may be retained.

 .06 Academic Success and General Well-Being of Transfer Students.

  1. Sending Institutions.
    1. Community colleges shall encourage their students to complete the associate degree or to complete 56 hours in a recommended transfer program which includes both general education courses and courses applicable toward the program at the receiving institution.
    2. Community college students are encouraged to choose as early as possible the institution and program into which they expect to transfer.
    3. The sending institution shall:
      1. Provide to community college students information about the specific transferability of courses at 4-year colleges;
      2. Transmit information about transfer students who are capable of honors work or independent study to the receiving institution; and
      3. Promptly supply the receiving institution with all the required documents if the student has met all financial and other obligations of the sending institution for transfer.
  2. Receiving Institutions.
    1. Admission requirements and curriculum prerequisites shall be stated explicitly in institutional publications.
    2. A receiving institution shall admit transfer students from newly established public colleges that are functioning with the approval of the Maryland Higher Education Commission on the same basis as applicants from regionally accredited colleges.
    3. A receiving institution shall evaluate the transcript of a degree-seeking transfer student as expeditiously as possible, and notify the student of the results not later than mid-semester of the student’s first semester of enrollment at the receiving institution, if all official transcripts have been received at least 15 working days before mid-semester. The receiving institution shall inform a student of the courses which are acceptable for transfer credit and the courses which are applicable to the student’s intended program of study.
    4. A receiving institution shall give a transfer student the option of satisfying institutional graduation requirements that were in effect at the receiving institution at the time the student enrolled as a freshman at the sending institution. In the case of major requirements, a transfer student may satisfy the major requirements in effect at the time when the student was identifiable as pursuing the recommended transfer program at the sending institution. These conditions are applicable to a student who has been continuously enrolled at the sending institution.

.07 Programmatic Currency.

  1. A receiving institution shall provide to the community college current and accurate information on recommended transfer programs and the transferability status of courses. Community college students shall have access to this information.
  2. Recommended transfer programs shall be developed with each community college whenever new baccalaureate programs are approved by the degree-granting institution.
  3. When considering curricular changes, institutions shall notify each other of the proposed changes that might affect transfer students. An appropriate mechanism shall be created to ensure that both 2-year and 4-year public colleges provide input or comments to the institution proposing the change. Sufficient lead time shall be provided to effect the change with minimum disruption. Transfer students are not required to repeat equivalent course work successfully completed at a community college.

.08 Transfer Mediation Committee.

  1. There is a Transfer Mediation Committee, appointed by the Secretary, which is representative of the public 4-year colleges and universities and the community colleges.
  2. Sending and receiving institutions that disagree on the transferability of general education courses as defined by this chapter shall submit their disagreements to the Transfer Mediation Committee. The Transfer Mediation Committee shall address general questions regarding existing or past courses only, not individual student cases, and shall also address questions raised by institutions about the acceptability of new general education courses. As appropriate, the Committee shall consult with faculty on curricular issues.
  3. The findings of the Transfer Mediation Committee are considered binding on both parties.

.09 Appeal Process.

  1. Notice of Denial of Transfer Credit by a Receiving Institution:
    1. Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, a receiving institution shall inform a transfer student in writing of the denial of transfer credit not later than mid-semester of the transfer student’s first semester, if all official transcripts have been received at least 15 working days before mid-semester.
    2. If transcripts are submitted after 15 working days before mid-semester of a student’s first semester, the receiving institution shall inform the student of credit denied within 20 working days of receipt of the official transcript.
    3. A receiving institution shall include in the notice of denial of transfer credit:
      1. A statement of the student’s right to appeal; and
      2. A notification that the appeal process is available in the institution’s catalog.
    4. The statement of the student’s right to appeal the denial shall include notice of the time limitations in §B of this regulation.
  2. A student believing that the receiving institution has denied the student transfer credits in violation of this chapter may initiate an appeal by contacting the receiving institution’s transfer coordinator or other responsible official of the receiving institution within 20 working days of receiving notice of the denial of credit.
  3. Response by Receiving Institution.
    1. A receiving institution shall:
      1. Establish expeditious and simplified procedures governing the appeal of a denial of transfer of credit; and
      2. Respond to a student’s appeal within 10 working days.
    2. An institution may either grant or deny an appeal. The institution’s reasons for denying the appeal shall be consistent with this chapter and conveyed to the student in written form.
    3. Unless a student appeals to the sending institution, the writing decision in §C(2) of this regulation constitutes the receiving institution’s final decision and is not subject to appeal.
  4. Appeal to Sending Institution.
    1. If a student has been denied transfer credit after an appeal to the receiving institution, the student may request the sending institution to intercede on the student’s behalf by contacting the transfer coordinator of the sending institution.
    2. A student shall make an appeal to the sending institution within 10 working days of having received the decision of the receiving institution.
  5. Consultation Between Sending and Receiving Institutions.
    1. Representatives of the two institutions shall have 15 working days to resolve the issues involved in an appeal.
    2. As a result of a consultation in this section, the receiving institution may affirm, modify, or reverse its earlier decision.
    3. The receiving institution shall inform a student in writing of the result of the consultation.
    4. The decision arising out of a consultation constitutes the final decision of the receiving institution and is not subject to appeal.

.10 Periodic Review.

  1. Report by Receiving Institution.
    1. A receiving institution shall report annually the progress of students who transfer from 2-year and 4-year institutions within the State to each community college and to the Secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
    2. An annual report shall include ongoing reports on the subsequent academic success of enrolled transfer students, including graduation rates, by major subject areas.
    3. A receiving institution shall include in the reports comparable information on the progress of native students.
  2. Transfer Coordinator. A public institution of higher education shall designate a transfer coordinator, who serves as a resource person to transfer students at either the sending or receiving campus. The transfer coordinator is responsible for overseeing the application of the policies and procedures outlined in this chapter and interpreting transfer policies to the individual student and to the institution.
  3. The Maryland Higher Education Commission shall establish a permanent Student Transfer Advisory Committee that meets regularly to review transfer issues and recommend policy changes as needed. The Student Transfer Advisory Committee shall address issues of interpretation and implementation of this chapter.

.11 Exemption from Payment of Nonresident Tuition for Certain Armed Forces Personnel, Spouses, Dependents and Veterans. (Approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, September 29, 2004, to implement House Bill 172, which was signed into law as Chapter 325, Laws of Maryland 2004.)

  1. An individual who is an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces, the spouse of an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces or a financially dependent child of an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces who registers as an entering student in a public institution of higher education in the State is exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the institution if the active duty member of the United States Armed Forces is stationed in this State, resides in this State or is domiciled in this State.
  2. A spouse or financially dependent child of an active duty member of the United States Armed forces who enrolls as an entering student in a public institution of higher education in the State and is exempt from paying nonresident tuition under section A. of this regulation shall continue to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition if the active duty member of the United States Armed Forces no longer meets the requirements of section A. of this regulation and the spouse or financially dependent child remains continuously enrolled at the institution.
  3. An honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces who registers as an entering student in a public institution of higher education in the State is exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the institution if, within one year after the veteran’s discharge, the veteran presents the institution with documentation evidencing that the veteran attended a public or private secondary school in this State for at least three years and that the veteran graduated from a public or private secondary school in this State or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in this State.

.12 Credit for Prior Learning.

  1. An institution may not award more than 1/2 the number of credits required for graduation, regardless of the method of assessing the credit, for credit for prior learning or experience.
  2. An institution may grant credit for prior learning or experience based upon successful completion of an acceptable standardized examination such as the College-Level Examination Program.
  3. An institution may not award credit for prior learning, granted based on examinations developed by the institution, or on portfolio assessments, or both, for more than:
    1. 30 semester hours of the minimum 120 hours required for the baccalaureate degree or a proportional amount of a greater number of hours; or
    2. 15 semester hours of the minimum 60 semester hours required for the associate degree or a proportional amount of a greater number of hours.
  4. An institution shall have on file copies of whatever examinations, test results, portfolios, and portfolio assessment reviews that are used for the award of credit for prior learning. Faculty of the institution in the appropriate discipline shall conduct the assessment. The institution shall maintain the results of the assessments in the student’s academic file.

Administrative History
Effective date: December 4, 1995 (22:24 Md. R. 1901)
Regulations .02, .03, and .05 amended.
Effective date: July 1, 1996 (23:13 Md. R. 946)

Appendix IV - Advanced Placement Exams


Advanced Placement


Credit Hours, Course Equivalent

American Government Government and Politics 4-5 3 credits, POL 1010  

American History

4-5 6 credits, HST 1031  and HST 1032  
3 3 credits, HST 1031  or HST 1032  
Art History 4-5 3 credits, ART 1010  or  ART 1020  


5 8 credits, BIO 1060 /BIO 1060L  and BIO 1070 /BIO 1070L   
4 8 credits, BIO 1010 /and  BIO 1060 /BIO 1060L  and /BIO 1010L  
4 8 credits, BIO 1070 /BIO 1070L  and  BIO 1020 /BIO 1020L  
4 8 credits, BIO 1010 /BIO 1010L  and BIO 1020 /BIO 1020L  
3 4 credits, BIO 1010 /BIO 1010L  or BIO 1020 /BIO 1020L  
Chemistry 4-5 8 credits, CHE 1200 /CHE 1200L    and CHE 1210 /CHE 1210L   
Computer Science    
      A 4-5 4 credits, ITS 2591  
      Macro 4-5  3 credits, ECN 2010  
      Micro 4-5  3 credits, ECN 2020  
      Literature 4-5 3 credits, ENG 1020  
      Language 3-5 3 credits, ENG 1010  
Environmental Sciences 3 4 credits, ENV 1300 /ENV 1300L  

European History

4-5 6 credits, HST 1012  and HST 1014  
3 3 credits, HST 1010  , HST 1012  or HST 1014  

French Language

4-5 6 credits, FRE 2010  and FRE 2020  
3 3 credits, FRE 2010  
Human Geography 4-5 3 credits, GRY 2020  
      CALC AB 4-5 4 credits, MTH 1200  
      CALC BC 4-5 8 credits, MTH 1200  and MTH 1210  
      Statistics 4-5 3 credits, MTH 2300  
      PHY B 4-5 8 credits, PHY 1010 /PHY 1010L  and PHY 1020 /PHY 1020L  
      PHY C Part I - Mechanics 3-5 4 credits, PHY 1210 /PHY 1210L  
      PHY C Part II - Electricity and Magnetism 3-5 4 credits, PHY 2200 /PHY 2200L  



3 credits, PSY 1010  

Spanish Language

4-5 6 credits, SPA 2010  and SPA 2020  
3 3 credits, SPA 2010  

Studio Art


3 credits, ART 1220  

World History

4-5 6 credits, HST 1010  and HST 1012  or HST 1012  and HST 1014  
3 3 credits, HST 1010  

Appendix V - CLEP and DSST (formerly DANTES)

CLEP General Examinations: No credits may be earned by taking the CLEP general examinations.

CLEP and DSST (formerly DANTES) Subject Examinations: These college-level subject examinations have been approved for credit in specific courses at the College of Southern Maryland:

CLEP and DSST scores and subject exam names may change. See the college’s website at

Equivalent Course(s)

CLEP Subject Exam Name

Acceptable Score

ACC 2010   Financial Accounting 50
BAD 1210   Principles of Management 50
BAD 2070   Introductory Business Law 50
BAD 2610   Principles of Marketing 50
ECN 2025   Principles of Macroeconomics 50
ECN 2020   Principles of Microeconomics 50
ENG 1010   English Composition with Essay 50
ENG 1020   Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50
ENG 2010   English Literature 50
ENG 2020   English Literature 50
ENG 2200   American Literature 50
ENG 2210   American Literature 50
FRE 1010   College Level I French Language 50
FRE 1020   College Level I French Language 50
FRE 2010   College Level II French Language 62
FRE 2020   College Level II French Language 62
HST 1010   Western Civilization I 50
HST 1014   Western Civilization II 50
HST 1031   History of the United States I: Early Colonizations to 1877 50
HST 1032   History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 50
ITS 1015   Information Systems and Computer Application 50
MTH 1120   College Algebra 50
MTH 1200   Calculus 50
POL 1010   American Government 50
PSY 1010   Introductory Psychology 50
PSY 2050   Human Growth and Development 50
SOC 1010   Introductory Sociology 50
SPA 1010   College Level I Spanish Language 50
SPA 1020   College Level I Spanish Language 50
SPA 2010   College Level II Spanish Language        63
SPA 2020   College Level II Spanish Language 63

Equivalent Course(s)

DSST Subject Exam Name

Acceptable Score

AST 1010   Astronomy 400
BAD 1300   Business Mathematics 400
BAD 1780   Principles of Supervision 400
BAD 2700   Human Resource Management 400
BAD 2710   Organizational Behavior 400
BAD elective Personal Finance 400
CJS 1015   Criminal Justice 400
CJS elective Introduction to Law Enforcement 400
ECN 1015   Introduction to Business 400
ECN elective Money and Banking 400
ENV 1300 /ENV 1300L   Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 400
ITS 1015   Introduction to Computing 400
MTH 1080   Fundamentals of College Algebra 400
PHL 1410   Topics in Contemporary America 400
PSY 2050    Life Span Developmental Psychology 400

Appendix VI - Departmental Examinations

For an up-to-date listing of departmental examinations offered by CSM, please refer to

ACC 2015  
BIO 1040  
BIO 1040L 
BIO 1060 
BIO 1060L 
BIO 1070 
BIO 1070L 
BIO 2070 
BIO 2070L  
BIO 2080  
BIO 2080L 
BIO 2160 
EDU 1012 *
EDU 1013 *
EDU 1110 *
EDU 1160 *


ENV 1300  
HTH 1030  
HTH 1100 
HTH 1600  
ITS 1110 
NUR 1015 
OFT 1001  
OFT 1002  
OFT 1015 
WFS 1100  


* Prior approval must be received by Early Childhood Development program coordinator.

Appendix VII - Disclosure of Student Information and Rights of Students Under FERPA

Disclosure of Student Information

The following categories of student information are designated as public or directory information. The institution may disclose such information for any purpose, at its discretion.

Category I: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date and place of birth, photograph, major field(s) of study, dates of attendance, campus location, degrees, certificates, letter of recognition, and awards received (includes deans’ list), class standing, most recent previous educational institution attended and student ID number.

Category II: participation in officially recognized activities, and sports, weight, and height of members of athletic teams

Students may prevent disclosure of Category I and Category II information. Forms to prevent disclosure of this directory information can be obtained at the Registrar’s office for Category I and at the Athletics Department for written notification must be received in the Student Life and Athletics Department for Category II information.

Rights of Students Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day that the College of Southern Maryland receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the Registrar to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. The student should write the Registrar, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the Registrar decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the Registrar will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to appeal the decision. Students wishing to appeal a decision should follow the General Student Complaint Procedure found in the Student Policy Guide. FERPA does not address issues involved with assigning grades for academic work. Students interested in appealing grades should follow the Reevaluation of Academic Work procedure found in the Student Policy Guide at
  3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One of the exceptions permits disclosure without consent to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by CSM in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom CSM has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, distance learning service provider, other colleges or universities or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request CSM discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College of Southern Maryland to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Written complaints should be sent to: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-5920 (

Appendix VIII - Student Complaint/Grievance Procedure

The General Student Complaint Procedure provides students with a method to address complaints against a student, a faculty or staff member, or college policies or practices.

Before beginning formal procedures, the involved parties should try to settle the dispute through discussion. If no resolution is reached, a written statement of the complaint must be sent to the vice president of Student and Instructional Support Services within 21 days of the dispute. For a copy of the procedure, or for assistance in resolving a complaint, refer to the Student Policy Guide or contact the vice president of Student and Instructional Support Services.

Appendix IX - Statewide Instructional Programs

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has designated instructional programs at Maryland community colleges as statewide programs. See Appendix I for enrollment procedures. In addition to providing greater opportunity to additional Maryland citizens, the implementation of statewide programs allows for more effective planning for the placement of new instructional programs, particularly in high-cost specialties. Students enrolled in a program designated as statewide pay the in-county tuition rate.

Allegheny Community College
Automotive Technology - Certificate/Degree
Culinary Arts - Degree
Forest Technology - Degree
Hotel and Restaurant Management - Degree
Professional Golf Management - Certificate
Tree Care Technology- Certificate

Anne Arundel Community College
Alternative and Sustainable Energy Systems - Certificate
Homeland Security Management - Degree
Hotel/Restaurant Management - Certificate/Degree
Intelligence Analytics - Certificate
Special Education Support - Certificate
Paralegal Studies - Certificate/Degree
Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security - Certificate

Baltimore County, Community College of
Air Traffic Control - Certificate
Automotive Air Conditioning/Heating Specialist - Certificate
Automotive Brake and Suspension Specialist - Certificate
Automotive Drive Train Specialist - Certificate
Automotive Electrical & Electronic Specialist - Certificate
Automotive Engine Specialist - Certificate
Automotive Master Technician - Certificate
Automotive Service Attendant - Certificate
Automotive Technology - Certificate/Degree
Automotive Technology - Collision Repair - Degree
Aviation Management - Certificate/Degree
Child and Youth Care Practitioner - Certificate
Construction Craft Professional - Certificate/Degree
Construction Management - Certificate/Degree
Flight Attendant - Certificate
Flight Training - Certificate
Geospactial Applications - Degree
Geospactial Applications: Intermediate - Certificate
Geospactial Application: Advanced - Certificate
Horticulture - Degree
International Tourism - Certificate
Interpreter Preparation - Certificate/Degree
Labor Studies - Certificate/Degree
Labor Studies: New Organization and Bargaining - Certificate
Labor Studies: History, Culture, Union - Certificate
Labor Studies: Labor Laws and Representation - Certificate

Landscape Design and Installation - Certificate
Mortuary Science - Certificate/Degree
Nursery and Greenhouse Production - Certificate
Printing Management Technology - Certificate
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism - Degree
Survey Technology - Degree
Tourism Diversity - Certificate
Tourism Sales and Marketing - Certificate
Travel Management - Certificate
Turf and Landscape Maintenance - Certificate

Cecil Community College
Government Contracting - Certificate
Transportation and Logistics/Air Traffic Control - Certificate
Transportation and Logistics/Aviation Management - Certificate
Transportation and Logistics/Commercial Transport - Certificate
Transportation and Logistics/Flight Training - Certificate

Transportation and Logistics/Govt Logistics - Certificate/Degree
Transportation and Logistics/Materials Management - Certificate
Visual Communications - Certificate/Degree

College of Southern Maryland
Commercial Vehicle Operator - Certificate
Nuclear Engineering Technology: Electrical - Degree
Nuclear Engineering Technology: Instrumentation & Control - Degree

Nuclear Engineering Technology: Mechanical - Degree
Security Management - Certificate

Frederick Community College
Emergency Management - Degree

Garrett Community College
Adventure Sports Management - Degree
Juvenile Justice - Certificate/Degree
Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology - Certificate/Degree

Hagerstown Community College
Alternative Energy Technology - Degree
Alternate Energy Technology: Geothermal Energy Installation/Service - Certificate
Alternate Energy Technology: Solar/Wind Energy Installation/Service - Certificate
Digital Instrumentation & Process Control - Degree
Facilities Maintenance Technology - Certificate
Industrial Technology - Certificate/Degree

Harford Community College
High Performance Manufacturing - Degree
Technical/Professional Studies - Degree

Montgomery College - all campuses
Fire and Arson Investigation - Certificate
Fire and Emergency Services Management - Degree
Fire Prevention Technology - Certificate/Degree
Fire Protection Technology - Certificate/Degree
Graphic Design - Degree
Studio Art – Degree
Technical Writing - Certificate

Prince George’s Community College
Theatre and Entertainment - Certificate

Wor-Wic College
Criminal Justice - Certificate/Degree
Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Management - Certificate/Degree

Appendix X - Designated Health Manpower Shortage Programs

Allegany College of Maryland
Dental Hygiene - Degree
Home Health Aide - Certificate
Human Services - Degree
Medical Assistant - Degree
Medical Coding - Certificate
Medical Laboratory Tech - Degree
Medical Laboratory Tech - Biotech - Certificate
Medical Transcription - Basic - Certificate
Nursing - Degree

Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Aide - Certificate
Occupational Therapy Assistant - Degree
Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Phlebotomy/EKG Technician - Certificate
Physical Therapy Assistant - Degree
Practical Nursing - Certificate
Radiologic Tech - Degree
Respiratory Therapist - Degree

Therapeutic Massage - Degree

Anne Arundel Community College
EMT - Intermediate - Certificate
EMT - Paramedic - Certificate/Degree
Human Services - Certificate/Degree
Medical Assisting - Certificate/Degree
Medical Coding - Certificate
Medical Lab Technician - Degree
Nursing - Degree
Pharmacy Technician - Certificate
Physical Therapy Assistant - Degree
Physician Assistant - Certificate

Practical Nursing - Certificate
Radiologic Technology - Degree

Therapeutic Massage - Certificate/Degree

Baltimore City Community College
Coding Specialist: Medical - Certificate
Dental Hygiene - Degree
Emergency Medical Service - Degree
EMT - Basic - Certificate
EMT - Intermediate - Certificate
EMT - Paramedic - Certificate
Health Information Technology - Degree
Nursing - Degree
Physical Therapist Assistant - Degree
Practical Nursing - Certificate
Respiratory Care - Degree

Carroll Community College
Advanced Health Information Tech - Certificate
Health Information Tech - Certificate/Degree
Licensed Practical Nursing - Certificate
Nursing - Degree
Physical Therapist Assistant - Degree

Cecil Community College
EMT - Paramedic - Certificate/Degree
Licensed Practical Nurse - Certificate
Physical Therapist Assistant - Degree
Registered Nurse - Degree

Chesapeake College
Emergency Medical Services - Certificate/Degree
EMT - Paramedic - Certificate
Human Services - Degree
Licensed Practical Nursing - Certificate
Nursing (Registered Nurse) - Degree
Physical Therapist Assistant - Degree
Radiologic Sciences - Degree
Surgical Technology - Certificate

College of Southern Maryland
Emergency Medical Services - Degree
Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic - Certificate
Human Services - Certificate/Degree

Massage Therapy - Degree
Medical Assisting - Certificate
Medical Coding Specialist - Certificate
Medical Laboratory Technology - Degree
Nursing - Degree
Physical Therapist Assistant - Degree
Practical Nursing - Certificate

Community College of Baltimore County
Chemical Dependency Counseling- Certificate/Degree
Dental Hygiene - Degree
Emergency Medical Technology - Certificates/Degree
Health Informatics and Information Tech - Degree
Medical Lab Tech - Degree
Medical Office Assistant - Degree
Mental Health - Certificate/Degree
Nursing - Degree
Occupational Safety and Health Technician - Certificate/Degree
Occupational Therapy Assistant - Degree
Physician Assistant - Certificate
Practical Nursing - Certificate
Radiation Therapy - Degree
Radiography - Degree
Respiratory Care Therapy - Degree

Veterinary Technician - Degree

Frederick Community College
Emergency Medical Services - Degree
Medical Assistant - Certificate
Nuclear Medicine Technology - Certificate/Degree
Nursing - Degree
Practical Nursing - Certificate
Respiratory Care - Degree

Hagerstown Community College
Nursing - Degree
EMT - Paramedic - Certificate
Medical Assistant - Certificate/Degree
Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist - Certificate
Paramedic Emergency Services - Degree
Paramedic EMS/EMT-I to EMT-P bridge - Certificate
Practical Nursing - Certificate
Radiography - Degree

Harford Community College
Electroneurodiagnostic Technician - Degree
Medical Assisting - Certificate/Degree
Nursing - Degree
Practical Nursing - Certificate

Science Lab Technician - Degree

Howard Community College
Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and Intervention - Certificate
Biomedical Engineering - Certificate/Degree
Cardiovascular Tech - Certificate/Degree
EMT/Paramedic - Certificate/Degree
Licensed Practical Nursing - Certificate
Nursing - Degree

Photonics Technology - Certificate/Degree
Radiologic Technology - Degree

Montgomery College
Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Certificate/Degree
Health Information Management - Degree
Mental Health Associate - Degree
Nursing - Degree
Physical Therapy Assistant - Degree
Polysonography Tech - Certificate
Radiologic Tech - Degree
Surgical Technology - Certificate/Degree

Prince George’s Community College
EMT/Intermediate - Certificate
EMT/Paramedic - Certificate/Degree
Health Information Management - Degree
Health Information Technology - Certificate
Nuclear Medicine Technology - Certificate/Degree
Nursing (LPN) - Certificate
Nursing (RN) - Degree
Radiography (X-Ray) Tech - Degree
Respiratory Therapy - Degree

Wor-Wic Community College
Emergency Medical Services - Certificate/Degree
Practical Nursing - Certificate
Nursing - Degree
Radiologic Technician - Degree

Appendix XI - Online Programs

The following letter of recognition programs may be completed online at CSM:

A+ Skills Training
Financial Office Assistant
Security Management
Small Business Entrepreneurship

The following certificate programs may be completed online at CSM:

Accounting: Basic
Accounting: Advanced
Business Management
Business Management: Marketing
General Studies
Information Services Technology
Small Business Entrepreneurship
Technical Support
Web Developer

The following degree programs are fully available online at CSM:

Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences: Applied Science and Technology
Arts and Sciences: Mathematics/Physical Sciences
Arts and Sciences: Social Sciences
Business Administration
Business Administration: Technical Management
Business Management
Computer Information Systems
General Studies
Information Services Technology
Information Services Technology: Web Developer
Sport Management

Appendix XII - ISTEM Programs

The following is a list of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Institute (ISTEM) programs:


A+ Skills Training
Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences: Applied Science and Technology
Arts and Sciences: Biological Sciences
Arts and Sciences: Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems

Computer  Science

Electrical Engineering

Electric Power Technician
Electric Wiring Technician
Electronics Technology: Basic

Engineering Technology
Environmental Studies
General Studies: Forensic Studies
Information Processing
Information Services Technology
Information Services Technology: Web Developer

Nuclear Engineering Technology: Electrical
Nuclear Engineering Technology: Instrumentation and Control
Nuclear Engineering Technology: Mechanical
Technical Support
Web Developer