b'Physical EducationHPR2 Total Semester Hours 14 IX. Credit for Approved Apprenticeship Programs MGCCC, in partnership with sponsoring companies, coordinates specific apprenticeship programs designed to meet the training needs of apprentices as outlined by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training of the U.S. Department of Labor. Participants in these programs are employed by a sponsoring company and must meet all apprenticeship entry requirements specified by the Bureau of Apprentice Standards. Apprenticeship programs vary in length from 4,000 to 8,000 clock hours, including work experience training and classroom instruction. Classroom instruction includes Related Technical Instruction (RTI) needed to perform on-the-job skills. Apprenticeship instructors monitor work experience training and insure rotations are maintained. Upon satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship, the participant is classified as a journeyman with the sponsoring company. Honors College In order to provide services to meet the educational needs of the community as a whole, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College established the Honors Program in 1987. The Honors College offers special courses and activities, along with $2,000 per year scholarships, to academically talented students. Students who wish to participate in the program must complete an application, attend an interview with the Honors College Director, and meet any two of the appropriate criteria. The Honors College only considers college-level coursework; therefore, developmental courses are excluded from all requirements. Criteria for entering freshmen: Student must meet at least two of the three criteria below: 1.A minimum ACT Composite score of at least 25 (required for $2,000 per year scholarship) 2.The top 10 percent of their high school class in a college preparatory program 3.Recommendations from two instructors/faculty membersCriteria for students entering with previous college work: Student must meet at least two of the three criteria below: 1.A minimum ACT Composite score of 25 2.A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C on a minimum of 15 hours (required for $2,000 per year scholarship) 3.Recommendations from two instructors/faculty membersIn order to remain in the program, honors scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 with no grade lower than a C and must take seven hours of honors credit each semester including the Honors Forum. Students who drop below the required cumulative GPA of 3.2 but not below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 will be placed on probation for one semester to allow the student to regain the 3.2 cumulative GPA. The student will remain in the program and retain the scholarship while on probation. Only one probationary semester is allowed during the four-semester program. All courses designated Honors must include the general course objectives and additional research that results in written assignments (8 to 10 pages) and an oral presentation or equivalent activity appropriate to the study of the course. Projects are subject to the approval of the Dean of Teaching and Learning, Department Chair, and Honors College Director. Participation in honors courses are by Honors College Director permission only. Honors courses are designated with an H on the transcript. Any college-credit, transferable or degree-path courses of three credit hours or more are allowed for Honors designation. 60'