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2012-13 Vincennes University Catalog 
2012-13 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Distance Education Programs of Study

Distance Education/Degree Completion

Vincennes University’s Distance Education and Degree Completion Programs offer students the opportunity to pursue their education goals without having to spend extended periods of time on a college campus. Over 400 courses are offered through the Distance Education Program, with more than 27 degrees available entirely online. Students who need access to college courses and who need flexibility to accommodate busy schedules, find Vincennes University’s Distance Education Program to be the answer.

Degrees available online at Vincennes University include:

Bachelor of Science
Homeland Security and Public Safety 7000, B.S. 

Associate in Arts
Behavioral Sciences 1050, A.A. 
Behavioral Sciences, Psychology Concentration 1053 A.A. 
Behavioral Sciences, Sociology Concentration 1054, A.A. 
Liberal Arts - Social Science Concentration 1450, A.A. 

Associate of Science Career/Tech
General Studies 2250, A.S. Career/Tech 
Pharmacy Technician 4832, A.S. Career/Tech 
Accounting 5250, A.S. Career/Tech 
Business Management 5360, A.S. Career/Tech 
Computer Programming Technology 5450, A.S. Career/Tech 
Administrative Office Technology 5590, A.S. Career/Tech 
General Studies - Business Studies 5900, A.S. Career/Tech 
Funeral Service Education 6050, A.S. Career/Tech 
Law Enforcement Studies Concentration 7501, A.S. Career/Tech 
General Studies - Technology Apprenticeship 8901, A.S. Career/Tech 

Degree Completion Programs
Emergency Medical Services 6030, A.S. Transfer 
Surgical Technology 6550, A.S. Transfer 


Associate of Science Transfer
Behavioral Sciences 1050, A.S. Transfer 
Behavioral Sciences, Psychology Concentration 1053 A.S. Transfer 
Behavioral Sciences, Sociology Concentration 1054, A.S. Transfer 
Liberal Arts - Social Science Concentration 1450, A.S. Transfer 
Social Work 1500, A.S. Transfer 
General Studies 2250, A.S. Transfer 
Business Administration 5050, A.S. Transfer 
Supply Chain Logistics Management 5405, A.S. Transfer 
Information Technology 5510, A.S. Transfer 
Funeral Service Education 6050, A.S. Transfer 
Health Information Management 6150, A.S. Transfer 
Law Enforcement Studies Concentration 7501, A.S. Transfer 

Certificates of Program Completion
Behavioral Sciences - Substance Abuse Certificate 1055, C.P.C. 
Behavioral Sciences - Community Rehabilitation 1056, C.P.C. 
Directed Studies Certificate 2255, C.P.C. 
Collegiate Studies Certificate 2257, C.P.C. 

New technology solutions are vastly changing and improving the ways we teach and learn. Distance Education courses are created to utilize that technology to deliver courses to students wherever they are. Classes are delivered to the student – anywhere in the world! Distance courses are highly portable, providing students additional flexibility in scheduling and completing classes. Many of the barriers that have prevented students, both traditional and non-traditional, from pursuing their academic goals have now been laid aside.

Courses are available to students over the Internet, by traditional paper-based correspondence, and in some cases, by CD. Within the state of Indiana, television and 2-way video courses are offered on a case specific basis. Courses are scheduled year-round and offered in four different term options to accommodate a variety of student needs: regular semester-based courses, 8- week courses, 6-month courses, and a select number of 12-month courses. A schedule of courses can be found at www.vinu.edu/distance, or by contacting the Distance Education office at 1-800- 880-7961.

Students interested in pursuing their degrees through Vincennes University’s Distance Education Program are subject to the University’s standard admissions requirements. Students may apply online at www.vinu.edu. Students may register for Distance Education courses by contacting the Distance Education office. Students choosing the distance education option are required to develop the same competencies and satisfy the same degree requirements as campus based programs. Credits earned through the Distance Education Program are applicable to the University’s residency requirements.

Financial Aid is available for eligible students taking distance education courses. Eligibility is determined in the same manner as for other campus-based programs. Special rules apply for courses scheduled for terms longer than traditional semester-based courses. Students should refer to the Financial Aid section of this catalog for specific information and may contact the Financial Aid Office at Vincennes University for course eligibility determinations.

Students with credits earned through CLEP or Dantes (DSST) standardized testing programs, and/or credits earned through other colleges or universities may request that Vincennes University award appropriate transfer credit toward their degree programs. Students should arrange to have official transcripts forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for transfer consideration. Military students desiring an evaluation of military training and experience for college credit according to approved ACE guidelines, should contact the Military Education Program office at Vincennes University.

Credit by Examination. Vincennes University offers students the opportunity to enroll in courses on a credit by examination basis. Students who wish to pursue this option must first enroll in the desired course, pay the standard tuition and fees, and advise the instructor of their intent to attempt to earn the credit by comprehensive examination. Students will receive the course syllabus and may purchase the required course materials. Students are required to prepare for a single, comprehensive examination that covers all course content and objectives. The instructor will refer students to the Distance Education Office to arrange for the examination.

It is the student’s responsibility to study the material required for the course and prepare for a single, comprehensive examination that covers the course. The results of this examination will provide the sole basis for determining whether credit is earned for the course. Some courses require skill proficiencies and may not qualify for credit by examination. The maximum time allowed between the enrollment date and the exam date is the regularly scheduled length of the course term.

Experienced-based Learning Credit. Vincennes University offers adults the opportunity to earn college credit for significant lifetime learning and experience. Such experience may include lifetime work-experiences, earned certifications, in-service training, reading and personal study, and extensive volunteer work. Students develop a comprehensive portfolio detailing their life experiences and specifically describing the college-level learning derived. Documentation is required.

Students register for and complete the Portfolio Development course (ENGL 125) under the supervision of an English faculty member. Once the portfolio is appropriately developed, it is reviewed and evaluated by faculty from various disciplines to determine the award of experiential credit. The university’s academic deans are ultimately responsible for the final determination of credit to be granted. The transferability of experiential credit varies among institutions. Students should contact schools directly to determine policies regarding the transfer of experienced-based credit.