Sep 30, 2023  
2013-2015 Catalog 
2013-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2013-2015 Catalog

How to Use This Catalog

The 2013-2015 edition of the East Central College Catalog is prepared for students, faculty, staff, partner institutions and others seeking information about the programs, policies, procedures and employees of the College. The most current and accurate information, as of the posting date of this catalog, is included.

Updates to the college catalog can be found by clicking here and are embedded within the document and appropriately annotated. Students should check with an academic advisor or the Academic Programs  link for the most current information regarding program and degree requirements.

The catalog is organized to assist the reader. A brief description of the sections of the catalog and the information contained in each is provided below:

The President’s Welcome and About the College will introduce the reader to East Central College - our mission, vision and purposes statements; information about our stakeholders; a list of our locations; accreditation information, the academic calendar and Student Consumer Information. Information on college governance can be found in the Board of Trustees and Administration section.

The next four sections of the catalog are of particular interest to students seeking to enroll at East Central College. Admissions, Tuition and Fees, Financial Aid, and Assessment and Course Placement provide important information for incoming students. Included is detailed information on enrollment processes, how to apply for financial aid, the tuition and fees schedule and the incoming student assessment process.

Information on how the college supports students in their academic endeavors is found in the Support Services section of the catalog. The Academic Policies section provides information to the student and other institutions on many of the academic policies of the college, including Transfer of Credit and Credit Hour Definitions.

A listing of the Academic Programs follows; this section also includes information on the various degree requirements (links to the PDF versions of each program fact sheet) and a description of the distance education options. In addition, the college’s General Education program is detailed in this section; all students receiving a degree from East Central College will have a general education requirement associated with the degree type. The program listing section also includes information on program location.

A listing of Student Policies detailed in the Student Handbook (appendix to the catalog) is next. The non-exhaustive list refers the reader to the information covered in the Handbook. The Student Handbook is updated annually to reflect current policies, dates and deadlines, and other information important to the student.

Information about the various services available at each of the college locations is in the Locations and Services section. The Program Partnerships information provides additional details on many of the programs offered in partnership with other institutions.

Student Activities provides the reader information about the college’s clubs and organizations, student newspaper, student government and other activities and events on campus. Information on the campus athletic programs is included.

East Central College offers programming in Adult and Community Education through the Center for Workforce Development. Information on the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program, community education and support for business and industry can be found here.

The Degree Plans section provides the reader a direct link to the most current semester by semester program of study for each of the degree areas offered by the college. The next section, Instructional Divisions and Course Descriptions, describes the organization of the instructional divisions by academic discipline and includes the official course descriptions.

Community Resources describes various groups, boards and associations comprised of community members that support the work of the college, including the Patrons of the Arts programming. Personnel Listings include names, positions and other information about the employees of the college.

College Contacts includes specific information on who to call about specific areas within the college. A Glossary is included to assist the reader.

The final section of the catalog is the complete Student Handbook.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and individuals with whom the Board of Trustees and College officials do business are hereby notified that East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

Inquiries related to employment practices may be directed to Wendy Hartmann, Human Resources Director, 005-D Multipurpose Building, telephone number 636-584-6710 or

Inquiries/concerns regarding civil rights compliance as it relates to student programs and services may be directed to the Ina Hays, Vice President of Student Development, 131 Buescher Hall, 636-584-6565 or

Both offices are located at the ECC main campus located at 1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union, Missouri 63084.