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   EAC Foundation
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     First Time

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     Tuition Waiver

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     Exchange (WUE)

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   Student Rights
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   Veterans Programs
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   Donor Awards by College
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   Activities & Organizations
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   Evaluation Center
   Health Services
   Disease Transmission

   Substance Abuse Program
   Services for Students with
Student Code of

   Grievance Procedure
   Sexual Discrimination /
     Harassment Complaints
   Sexual Assault
   Controlled Substance
   Public Order
Academic Regulations
   Academic Good Standing
   Credit By Examination
   Credit Hour System
   Grievance Procedure - 
      Academic Standards
   Official Notifications
   Withdrawal from a Course
   Approved Electives
   Choice of Catalogs
   Graduation Honors
   Multiple Degrees

General Education
   AA, ABus, AS Degrees
      Course Options   
   AAS Degree
      Course Options
Transfer Partnerships
Out-of-State Transfer
   Admin. of Justice - AA
   Admin. of Justice - AAS
   Admin. of Justice -
      AAS - BAS Track
   Administrative Information
      Services - AAS

   Advertising Design - AAS
   AGEC-A - Cert
   AGEC-B - Cert
   AGEC-S - Cert
   Agribusiness - AA
   Agriculture - AA
   Anthropology - AA
   Art - AA
   Art Education - AA
   Automotive Parts
      Specialist - Cert

   Automotive Service
      Technology - AAS
   Automotive Technician - Cert
   Basic Peace Officer
      Academy - Cert

   Biological Science - AS
   Bookkeeping - Cert
   Business - AAS
   Business Admin. - ABus
   Business Education - AA
   Business Programming/
       Database Support - Cert
   Chemistry - AS
   CNC Machining - Cert
   Computer Assisted Design & 
      Drafting Technology - AAS
   Computer Assisted Design & 
      Drafting Tech. I - Cert
   Computer Assisted Design & 
      Drafting Tech. II - Cert
   Computer Information
      Specialist - AAS
   Computer Information
      Systems - ABus
Computer Systems &
      Applications AAS
   Computer Technology - AAS
      - BAS Track
   Early Childhood Edu. - AAS
   Early Childhood Edu. - Cert
   Early Childhood Dev. -
      Family Child Care - Cert

   Early Childhood Dev. -
      Infant/Toddler - Cert
   Early Childhood Dev. -
      Preschool - Cert
   Education-Elementary - AA
   Education-Secondary - AA  
   Emergency Medical Tech. -
      Basic - Cert

   Emergency Medical Tech. -
      Intermediate - Cert

   Emergency Medical Tech. -
      Paramedic - Cert

   English - AA
   Forestry - AA
   General Studies - AGS
   Geology - AS
   Health & Phys. Ed. - AA
   History - AA
   Home Health Aide - Cert
   Laboratory Assistant - Cert
   Languages - AA
   Law Enforcement Office 
      Assistant - Cert
   Law Enforcement
      Technology - Cert

   Liberal Studies - AA
   Licensed Practical Nurse
      - Cert

   Machine Shop Tech. - AAS
   Machine Technology - Cert
   Mathematics - AA
   Mathematics - AS
   Media Communications
      - Cert

   Medical Assistant - Cert
   Medical Transcription - Cert
   Music - AA
   Nursing - AAS
   Nursing Assistant - Cert
   Office Assistant - Cert
   Paramedicine - AAS
   Patient Care Tech. - Cert
   Physics - AS
   Political Science - AA
      Medicine - AS

   Pre-Engineering - AS
   Pre-Law - AA
   Pre-Medical Science - AS
   Pre-Nursing - AS
   Pre-Optometry - AS
   Pre-Pharmacy - AA
   Pre-Physical Therapy - AA
   Programming - Cert
   Psychology - AA
   Small Business Mgmt - AAS
   Small Business
      Proprietor - Cert

   Small Computer
      Networking - Cert

   Sociology - AA
   Technology Education - AA
   Tech-Prep Administrative
      Information Services - AAS

   Tech-Prep CAD & Drafting
      Tech - AAS

   Theatre and Cinematic
      Arts - AA

   Web Master - Cert
   Wildlife Biology - AS
   Word Processing Specialist -
Course Descriptions
   Administration of Justice
   Administrative Information

   Automotive Technology
   Biological Science
   Building Construction
   Business Administration
   Commercial Drivers License
   Cooperative Education
   Drafting Technology
   Early Childhood Dev.
   Early Childhood Education
   Electronic Technology
   Emergency Medical

   Family and Consumer
   Fire Science
   Health & Physical Education
   Health Care Education
   Industrial Arts
   Machine Shop
   Media Communications
   Office Technology
   Physics & Astronomy
   Political Science
   Sign Language
   Small Business Mgmt
   Speech Communications
   Technical Education
   Theatre & Cinematic Arts
   Accommodation for
      Students with Disabilities
   College Financial Condition
   Disclosure of Graduation

   EEO/Affirmative Action
   Equity in Athletics
   Family Educational Rights &
      Privacy Act
   Notification of Occupational
   Program to Prevent Illicit
      Drugs & Abuse of Alcohol
   Residency & Student Status
   Return of Title IV Federal 
      Student Aid Policy
   Security & Safety
   Sexual Harassment
   Social Security Number Use
   Veterans Information
   Voter Registration Forms

Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04


Student Services

Activities and Organizations

Wishing to provide opportunities for wholesome recreation, for democratic participation in student government and for acquiring experience in leadership, Eastern Arizona College encourages and supports a varied program of student activities and organizations. These include athletics, dramatics, music, religion, student publications, intramural sports, politics, and social and scholastic organizations. Additional information concerning these activities can be found in the Student Handbook published by the Student Life Office.


Alumni Library

The Alumni Library consists of the library and media center. It serves students, faculty, and the community by providing research and recreational materials. Computer facilities and media are also available for use by all students and non-student patrons 18 years of age and over.

The Library has approximately 47,000 books, 100 magazines and newspapers, and six subscription databases. There is also a collection of computer and music CDs that can be checked out.  There are 13 small conference rooms for student use.

The media center has approximately 1,100 videotapes available for overnight checkout by students. Computers, printers, and Internet access are available to students and community patrons 18 years of age and over.

Alumni Library hours during fall and spring semesters:

Monday through Thursday

7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Summer hours are:


Monday through Thursday

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed weekends


The Library is closed on college holidays, and closes at 5 p.m. the night before holidays. It is open the night before classes resume, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. All closures will be posted.



As a part of the College's guidance and counseling service, ASPIRE, funded by the U.S. Office of Education under a Title IV Student Support Services grant, is designed to provide eligible students with additional support to make their college experience more successful. Problems with registration, financial aid, transportation, transferring to another school, career decision making and other student concerns may be resolved with the aid of the ASPIRE counselors and advisors. ASPIRE also provides alternative modes of instruction in mathematics for students as well as tutoring in all subject areas.

Financial need, a disabling condition or being a first-generation college student are the primary eligibility requirements for ASPIRE. Check with the Counseling Department to see if you are eligible for these services.



At the end of each school year a variety of awards are presented to students who have shown outstanding achievement during the school year. Following is a list of some of the annual awards.

Athletic Awards - In addition to the annual Letterman awards, the Athletic Department and other boosters recognize outstanding performances in the areas of athletics by presenting the following awards:

Alvin Goodman Scholastic Award - In memory of Alvin Goodman, an award is presented to the letterman in basketball who has received the highest scholastic average of the year.

Athlete of the Year Award - Awards are given to both the male and female Athlete of the Year. The Athletes of the Year will have their names engraved on the permanent trophy in the trophy case.

Basketball Most Valuable Player Award - The most valuable basketball player will have his name engraved on a permanent trophy.

Wayne M. McGrath Scholastic Award - Given to the female athlete with the highest GPA for that year. Recipient may be a freshman or sophomore.

Carl Kyser Award - This award honoring a former EAC Automotive Instructor, is given annually to the outstanding automotive student.

Cassius Bavor Award - This is in memory of Cassius Bavor, a former employee of Eastern Arizona College. It is given to the most outstanding student employee on campus.

Criminal Justice Student Association Award - The students of CJSA give this award to a returning Administration of Justice student. Selection criteria include a 3.0 or higher GPA, providing service to the Club and the community, personal integrity, and a commitment to career objectives in the Administration of Justice field.

Dramatic Awards - Given to the outstanding male and female drama student in the following categories: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Most Improved Actor. Other awards include the "Techie" Award and the Donald P. Jones award for service beyond the call of duty.

EAC Faculty Association Award for an Outstanding Graduating Student - The Eastern Arizona College Faculty Association gives an award to an outstanding graduating student. GPA, extracurricular activities at the College, and community involvement help determine the winner who must be graduating in May.

Keita James Smith Award - Given by Mr. and Mrs. Keith E. Smith in memory of their son, Keita James Smith, a cash award is presented to a male student who is outstanding in science or technology.

Music Awards - Given to the four outstanding music students as chosen by the music instructors.

Nat Hoopes Memorial Mayor's Trophy - Given to the student with the highest GPA over four semesters of attendance at EAC, with a demonstrated record of leadership in school activities and satisfactory citizenship.

Voice Magazine - Prizes are awarded each year to outstanding poets and fiction writers whose work has appeared in the publication.

Yellowhorse Award - The Intertribal Club at EAC gives to the top sophomore Native American student and the top freshman Native American student this award based upon academic ability.

The Women's Club of Safford. Given annually to a Math/Science major at the end of his or her sophomore year. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.

Other Awards - Other awards are presented annually by various college departments acknowledging individual student achievement in a variety of academic disciplines.


Counseling Programs

The goal of the counseling program of Eastern Arizona College is to assist each student to develop decision-making skills, provide opportunities for personal and career awareness and to strengthen competencies in dealing with others. Problems of adjustment to the academic and social environment of college are not unusual and the counseling staff is prepared to help you with personal concerns as well as educational concerns.

You may earn college credit by enrolling in group counseling courses. For more information see the Counseling courses in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.


Evaluation Center

The Evaluation Center administers a variety of testing services including:

Eastern Arizona College placement testing, the Sophomore Qualifying Examination, GED testing, ACT Assessment, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Ability to Benefit testing.  The Center can provide a variety of other assessment services on an as needed basis.

The Evaluation Center also provides testing support for businesses and corporations in the District service area.

The Center also administers the General Educational Development Test (GED) for qualification for the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma.

For further information, contact the Evaluation Center by phone at (928) 428-8491, or by FAX at (928) 428-8493.


Health Services

All students are expected to provide their own health and accident insurance. When hospitalization or ambulance service is considered necessary, the College assumes no financial responsibility. Brochures describing health insurance programs for domestic and international students and dependents are available by request from the Student Life Office on the Thatcher Campus.

Although the College does not maintain health service facilities, students may use local emergency room and medical facilities. Serious illnesses or injuries occurring to nonresident students while on the Thatcher or Greenlee County Campuses are reported to the Assistant Dean of Student Life. Students residing in a residence hall are required to report any illnesses or injuries to the Residence Life Staff. Parents will be notified at once of any serious illness or injury.


Communicable Disease Transmission Control

When College officials have probable cause to believe that a student has contracted a communicable disease which, through transmission, may present a significant injury/risk to other students, the student will be required to seek immediate medical attention at personal expense, or be removed from all campus activities. Following medical attention, and upon the written recommendation from the attending physician, the chief student officer of a particular campus or center may require the student to be isolated. This isolation may include, but not be limited to, temporary removal of the student from a residence hall, campus employment and classes. Individual cases will not be prejudiced; rather, decisions will be made based upon the recommendation of the attending physician and/or public health guidelines.

The College does not assume any responsibility for accomplishing the isolation of a student with an identified communicable disease that may present significant injury/risk to other students. It will be the responsibility of a student living in a residence hall to secure other accommodations should the District require isolation.

The College shall respect the right to privacy of any student who has a communicable disease that may present significant injury/risk to other students. The student's medical condition shall be disclosed only to the extent necessary to minimize the health risks to other students and District staff. The chief student officer of a particular campus or center shall determine who shall be made aware of the student's condition while at the same time taking steps to assure that the number of personnel made aware will be kept at the minimum needed to assure proper care of the student and to detect situations in which the potential for transmission of the disease may increase. Persons deemed to have a "direct need to know" will be provided with appropriate information; however, these persons shall not further disclose such information.


Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Substance abuse prevention within the Eastern Arizona College community is the assigned responsibility of the Counseling Department. To this end, the Department, on an ongoing basis, assesses the nature and extent of substance abuse at Eastern Arizona College and tailors preventative measures to identified needs of the College. These measures include the dissemination of information, referrals to community support agencies and the sponsoring of counseling and workshop programs within which individuals can explore the extent of their own drug and/or alcohol dependency. This prevention program is available to all EAC students and staff.


Services for Students With Disabilities

Services and educational opportunities for students with disabilities are provided. Please contact the Assistant Dean of Counseling on the Thatcher Campus to inquire about procedures.

The Arizona Relay Service provides free telephone access 24 hours a day for the hearing or speech impaired. To access, please call 1-800-367-8939 and ask for Eastern Arizona College at (928) 428-8253.



Students requiring extra assistance in their academic work are encouraged to contact their instructors, faculty advisor, or visit the Counseling Department to inquire about tutoring services. Depending on the availability of funds and qualified tutors, every effort will be made to arrange a tutoring program to meet your needs.