Course Syllabus

Course Information

Course Name:

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Length of Term:

Credit Hours:


Meeting Day/Time:

Instructor Contact Information




Office Location:

Office Hours:

Course Catalog Description




Course Outcomes


Textbook & Required Materials


Computer/Equipment Requirements


Technology Access/Skills


Course Competencies

The course seeks to strengthen students’ skills applicable to Valencia’s Student Core Competencies: Think, Value, Communicate, and Act.

Important Dates

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End Date:

Withdrawal Deadline:

College Closed:

College Calendar

College Policies

No Show Policy

Class attendance is required for face-to-face classes beginning with the first class meeting. If you do not attend the first class meeting, you may be withdrawn from the class as a "no show." Class attendance is required for online classes; students who are not actively participating in an online class and/or do not submit the required attendance activity or assignment by the scheduled due date must be withdrawn by the instructor at the end of the first week as a "no show." If you are withdrawn as a "no show," you will be financially responsible for the class and a final grade of "W" will appear on your transcript for the course."

Withdrawal Policy

Per  Valencia policy  a student who withdraws from class before the established deadline for a particular term will receive a grade of "W." A student is not permitted to withdraw after the withdrawal deadline.

A faculty member will withdraw a student up to the withdrawal deadline for violation of the class attendance policy. A student who is withdrawn by faculty for violation of the class attendance policy will receive a grade of "W." After the withdrawal deadline, faculty will not withdraw a student and the student will receive the grade earned at the end of the course. Any student who withdraws or is withdrawn from a class during a third or subsequent attempt in the same course will be assigned a grade of "F." If you do not intend to complete the course, you must withdraw yourself prior to the withdrawal date.

College Student Conduct Policy

Valencia is dedicated not only to the advancement of knowledge and learning but also to the development of responsible personal and social conduct. As a registered student, you assume the responsibility for conducting yourself in a manner that contributes positively to Valencia’s learning community and that does not impair, interfere with, or obstruct the orderly conduct, processes, and functions of the college as described in the 

Academic Honesty

All forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited at Valencia College.  Academic dishonesty  includes, but is not limited to, acts or attempted acts of plagiarism, cheating, furnishing false information, forgery, alteration or misuse of documents, misconduct during a testing situation, facilitating academic dishonesty, and misuse of identification with intent to defraud or deceive.

All work submitted by students is expected to be the result of the students' individual thoughts, research, and self-expression. Whenever a student uses ideas, wording, or organization from another source, the source shall be appropriately acknowledged. If a student is caught submitting plagiarized work a first offense will result in a zero score on the assignment, a second offense will result a class grade of F.

Students with Disabilities

Valencia is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and services are accessible to students with disabilities.  The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)  determines reasonable and appropriate accommodations for qualified students with documented disabilities based upon the need and impact of the specific disability.

Any student requiring course accommodations due to physical, emotional or learning disability must contact the instructor and provide a Notification to Instructor form by the end of the second week of class. To obtain a letter of accommodation, contact OSD at 407-582-2229.

Baycare Student Assistance Services

Valencia College strives to ensure all our students have a rewarding and successful college experience. To that purpose, Valencia students can get immediate help with issues dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, substance abuse, time management as well as relationship problems dealing with school, home or work. BayCare Behavioral Health Student Assistance Program (SAP) services are free to all Valencia students and available 24 hours a day by calling (800) 878-5470. If needed, the counselor may refer the student to appropriate resources or to speak face-to-face with a licensed counselor.

College Links

Course Policies

Attendance Policy


Tardy Policy


Late Work/Makeup Policy


Extra Credit Policy


Copyright Policy


Third-Party Software & FERPA Policy

Valencia College has a firm commitment to protecting the privacy rights of its students.

Final Exam Policy


Grading Policy

Grading Scale
Total Percentage Letter Grade
90% - 100% A
80% - 89% B
70% - 79% C
60% - 69% D
0% - 59% F

Classroom Policy


Communication Policy

Disclaimer Statement

Changes to the course calendar may be made at the discretion of the professor, and students will be notified of any changes via the Canvas Inbox conversations tool.


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