Course Descriptions

ACA-111College Student SuccessClass

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1

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ACA-121Managing a TeamClass

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Credit

1

This course focuses on the process of the individual with an awareness of the reality in the collective teamwork approach for the workplace emphasizing process-orientation. Topics include how teams work, team effectiveness, team-building techniques, positive thinking, and leadership principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how teamwork strengthens ownership, involvement, and responsibility in the workplace.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ACA-122College Transfer SuccessClass

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Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ACA-185Improving Study SkillsClass

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Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course is designed to improve academic study skills and introduce resources that will complement developmental courses and engender success in college-level courses. Topics include basic study skills, memory techniques, note-taking strategies, test-taking techniques, library skills, personal improvement strategies, goal-setting, and learning resources. Upon completion, students should be able to apply techniques learned to improve performance in college-level classes.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-120Principles of Financial AccountingClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.

Pre-requisites: Take 1 group; MAT-060; DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030; minimum grade of C

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-121Principles of Managerial AccountingClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course includes a greater emphasis on managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is placed on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, reporting and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts including product-costing systems.

Pre-requisites: Take ACC-120; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-122Principles of Financial Accounting IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides additional instruction in the financial accounting concepts and procedures introduced in ACC 120. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of specific balance sheet accounts, with in-depth instruction of the accounting principles applied to these accounts. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, prepare journal entries, and prepare reports in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Pre-requisites: Take ACC-120; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-129Individual Income TaxesClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the relevant laws governing individual income taxation. Topics include tax law, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for preparation of individual income tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various individual tax forms.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-130Business Income TaxesClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the relevant laws governing business and fiduciary income taxes. Topics include tax law relating to business organizations, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for the preparation of business tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various business tax forms.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-131Federal Income TaxesClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an overview of federal income taxes for individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Topics include tax law, electronic research and methodologies and the use technology for the preparation of individual and business tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax laws, and complete federal tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and corporations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-140Payroll AccountingClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers federal and state laws pertaining to wages, payroll taxes, payroll tax forms, and journal and general ledger transactions. Emphasis is placed on computing wages; calculating social security, income, and unemployment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and journalizing/posting transactions. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, make appropriate computations, complete forms, and prepare accounting entries using appropriate technology.

Pre-requisites: Take ACC-115 or ACC-120; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-149Intro to Acc SpreadsheetsClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides a working knowledge of computer spreadsheets and their use in accounting. Topics include pre-programmed problems, model-building problems, beginning-level macros, graphics, and what-if analysis enhancements of template problems. Upon completion, students should be able to use a computer spreadsheet to complete many of the tasks required in accounting.

Pre-requisites: Take ACC-115 or ACC-120; Minimum grade C Take CIS-110

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-150Accounting Software ApplicationsClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces microcomputer applications related to accounting systems. Topics include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, payroll, and correcting, adjusting, and closing entries. Upon completion, students should be able to use a computer accounting package to solve accounting problems.

Pre-requisites: Take ACC-115 or ACC-120; Minimum grade C Take CIS-110

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-180Practices in BookkeepingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides advanced instruction in bookkeeping and record-keeping functions. Emphasis is placed on mastering adjusting entries, correction of errors, depreciation, payroll, and inventory. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct all key bookkeeping functions for small businesses.

Pre-requisites: Take ACC-120

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-220Intermediate Accounting IClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is a continuation of the study of accounting principles with in-depth coverage of theoretical concepts and financial statements. Topics include generally accepted accounting principles and extensive analysis of balance sheet components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, including the application of financial standards.

Pre-requisites: Take ACC-121 and ACC-122; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

ACC-225Cost AccountingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the nature and purposes of cost accounting as an information system for planning and control. Topics include direct materials, direct labor, factory overhead, process, job order, and standard cost systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

Pre-requisites: Take ACC-121

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-110Agricultural EconomicsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an introduction to basic economic principles in agriculture. Topics include supply and demand, the role of agriculture in the economy, economic systems, and micro- and macroeconomics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain economic systems, interpret supply and demand curves, and complete cost and revenue production schedules.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-112Agri Records & AccountingClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers principles involved in establishing, maintaining, and analyzing livestock and farm records. Topics include computerized livestock and farm records, net worth statements, and income and cash flow statements. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a production record keeping system, calculate performance efficiencies, and establish production goals.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-121Biological Pest MgmtClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course will emphasize the building and maintaining of healthy soil, plant and insect biological cycles as the key to pest and disease management. Course content includes study of major pests and diseases, including structure, life cycle, and favored hosts; and biological and least toxic methods of chemical control. Upon completion, students will be able to identify and recommend methods of prevention and control of selected insects and diseases.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-130Alternative Ag ProductionClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the latest nontraditional enterprises in agriculture. Topics include animal production, aquaculture, and plant production. Upon completion, students should be able to identify selected enterprises and describe basic production practices.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-139Intro to Sustainable AgClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course will provide students with a clear perspective on the principles, history and practices of sustainable agriculture in our local and global communities. Students will be introduced to the economic, environmental and social impacts of agriculture. Upon completion, students will be able to identify the principles of sustainable agriculture as they relate to basic production practices.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-140Agricultural ChemicalsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers all aspects of agricultural chemicals. Topics include safety, environmental effects, federal and state laws, pesticide classification, sprayer calibration, and licensing. Upon completion, students should be able to calibrate a sprayer, give proper pesticide recommendations (using integrated pest management), and demonstrate safe handling of pesticides.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-160Plant ScienceClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the basic principles of botany that pertain to agricultural production. Emphasis is placed on the anatomy and physiology of flowering plants. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and explain plant systems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-170Soil ScienceClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the basic principles of soil management and fertilization. Topics include liming, fertilization, soil management, biological properties of soil (including beneficial microorganisms), sustainable land care practices and the impact on soils, and plant nutrients. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-212Farm Business ManagementClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces budgeting, farm analysis, production costs, business organizations, and general management principles. Topics include enterprise budgets, partial budgets, whole farm budgets, income analysis, and business organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and analyze a farm budget.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-213Ag Law & FinanceClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the basic laws and financial aspects affecting agriculture. Topics include environmental laws, labor laws, contractual business operations, assets, liabilities, net worth, and funding sources. Upon completion, students should be able to complete loan application procedures and explain basic laws affecting the agricultural industry.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AGR-214Agricultural MarketingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers basic marketing principles for agricultural products. Topics include buying, selling, processing, standardizing, grading, storing, and marketing of agricultural commodities. Upon completion, students should be able to construct a marketing plan for an agricultural product.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-110Introduction to RefrigerationClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course introduces the basic refrigeration process used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Topics include terminology, safety, and identification and function of components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify refrigeration systems and components, explain the refrigeration process, and use the tools and instrumentation of the trade.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-111HVACR ElectricityClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces electricity as it applies to HVACR equipment. Emphasis is placed on power sources, interaction of electrical components, wiring of simple circuits, and the use of electrical test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate good wiring practices and the ability to read simple wiring diagrams.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-112Heating TechnologyClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers the fundamentals of heating including oil, gas, and electric heating systems. Topics include safety, tools and instrumentation, system operating characteristics, installation techniques, efficiency testing, electrical power, and control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the basic oil, gas, and electrical heating systems and describe the major components of a heating system.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-113Comfort CoolingClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers the installation procedures, system operations, and maintenance of residential and light commercial comfort cooling systems. Topics include terminology, component operation, and testing and repair of equipment used to control and produce assured comfort levels. Upon completion, students should be able to use psychrometrics, manufacturer specifications, and test instruments to determine proper system operation.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-114Heat Pump TechnologyClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers the principles of air source and water source heat pumps. Emphasis is placed on safety, modes of operation, defrost systems, refrigerant charging, and system performance. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and analyze system performance and perform routine service procedures.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-130HVAC ControlsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the types of controls found in residential and commercial comfort systems. Topics include electrical and electronic controls, control schematics and diagrams, test instruments, and analysis and troubleshooting of electrical systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair common residential and commercial comfort system controls.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-160Refrigerant CertificationClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-210Residential Building CodeClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the residential building codes that are applicable to the design and installation of HVAC systems. Topics include current residential codes as applied to HVAC design, service, and installation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct usage of residential building codes that apply to specific areas of the HVAC trade.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-211Residential System DesignClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the principles and concepts of conventional residential heating and cooling system design. Topics include heating and cooling load estimating, basic psychrometrics, equipment selection, duct system selection, and system design. Upon completion, students should be able to design a basic residential heating and cooling system.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AHR-213HVACR Building CodeClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the North Carolina codes that are applicable to the design and installation of HVACR systems. Topics include current North Carolina codes as applied to HVACR design, service, and installation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct usage of North Carolina codes that apply to specific areas of the HVACR trade.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ANS-110Animal ScienceClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the livestock industry. Topics include nutrition, reproduction, production practices, diseases, meat processing, sustainable livestock production, and marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of livestock production practices and the economic impact of livestock locally, regionally, state-wide, and internationally.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ART-111Art AppreciationClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ART-115Art History Survey IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the development of art forms from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ART-116Survey of American ArtClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the development of American art forms from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on architecture, painting, sculpture, graphics, and the decorative arts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of the history of the American creative experience.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ATR-212Industrial RobotsClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the operation of industrial robots. Topics include the classification of robots, activators, grippers, work envelopes, computer interfaces, overlapping work envelopes, installation, and programming. Upon completion, students should be able to install, program, and troubleshoot industrial robots.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ATR-214Advanced PLCsClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the study of high-level programming languages and advanced I/O modules. Topics include advanced programming languages; system networking; computer interfacing; analog and other intelligent I/O modules; and system troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to write and troubleshoot systems using high-level languages and complex I/O modules.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-111Painting & Refinishing IClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the proper procedures for using automotive refinishing equipment and materials in surface preparation and application. Topics include federal, state, and local regulations, personal safety, refinishing equipment and materials, surface preparation, masking, application techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and use proper equipment and materials in refinishing following accepted industry standards.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-112Painting & Refinishing IIClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers advanced painting techniques and technologies with an emphasis on identifying problems encountered by the refinishing technician. Topics include materials application, color matching, correction of refinishing problems, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform spot, panel, and overall refinishing repairs and identify and correct refinish problems.

Pre-requisites: Take AUB-111

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-114Special FinishesClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces multistage finishes, custom painting, and protective coatings. Topics include base coats, advanced intermediate coats, clear coats, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and apply specialized finishes based on accepted industry standards.

Pre-requisites: Take AUB-111

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-121Non-Structural Damage IClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces safety, tools, and the basic fundamentals of body repair. Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, tools and equipment, repair techniques, materials selection, materials usage, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and repair minor direct and indirect damage including removal/repairing/replacing of body panels to accepted standards.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-122Non-Structural Damage IIClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers safety, tools, and advanced body repair. Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, tools and equipment, advanced repair techniques, materials selection, materials usage, movable glass, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and repair or replace direct and indirect damage to accepted standards including movable glass and hardware.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-131Structural Damage IClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces safety, equipment, structural damage analysis, and damage repairs. Topics include shop safety, design and construction, structural analysis and measurement, equipment, structural glass, repair techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and perform repairs to a vehicle which has received light/moderate structural damage.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-136Plastics & AdhesivesClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers safety, plastic and adhesive identification, and the various repair methods of automotive plastic components. Topics include safety, identification, preparation, material selection, and the various repair procedures including refinishing. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, remove, repair, and/or replace automotive plastic components in accordance with industry standards.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-150Automotive DetailingClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the methods and procedures used in automotive detailing facilities. Topics include safety, engine, interior and trunk compartment detailing, buffing/polishing exterior surfaces, and cleaning and reconditioning exterior trim, fabrics, and surfaces. Upon completion, students should be able to improve the overall appearance of a vehicle.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-160Body Shop OperationsClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course introduces the day-to-day operations of autobody repair facilities. Topics include work habits and ethics, customer relations, equipment types, materials cost and control, policies and procedures, shop safety and liabilities, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the general operating policies and procedures associated with an autobody repair facility.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

AUB-162Autobody EstimatingClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides a comprehensive study of autobody estimating. Topics include collision damage analysis, industry regulations, flat-rate and estimated time, and collision estimating manuals. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and interpret a damage report.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-110Principles of BiologyClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life.

Pre-requisites: Take DRE-098

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-111General Biology IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.

Pre-requisites: Take DRE-098;

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-112General Biology IIClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, evolution, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of life at the organismal and ecological levels.

Pre-requisites: Take BIO-111

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-140Environmental BiologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. Topics include ecological concepts, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-140AEnvironmental Biology LabClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a laboratory component to complement BIO 140. Emphasis is placed on laboratory and field experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take BIO-140

 

BIO-161Introduction to Human BiologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a basic survey of human biology. Emphasis is placed on the basic structure and function of body systems and the medical terminology used to describe normal and pathological states. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of normal anatomy and physiology and the appropriate use of medical terminology.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-163Basic Anatomy & PhysiologyClass

4

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-165Anatomy and Physiology IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is the first of a two-course sequence which provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the structure, function, and interrelationship of organ systems with emphasis on the processes which maintain homeostasis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-166Anatomy and Physiology IIClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is the second in a two-course sequence which provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the structure, function, and interrelationship of organ systems with emphasis on the processes which maintain homeostasis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and the interrelationships of all body systems.

Pre-requisites: Take BIO-165

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-168Anatomy and Physiology IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-169Anatomy and Physiology IIClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.

Pre-requisites: Take BIO-168

Co-requisites: None

 

BIO-275MicrobiologyClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills including microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, culture methods, and identification of microorganisms.

Pre-requisites: Take One: BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 163, BIO 165, or BIO 168

Co-requisites: None

 

BMT-111Introduction to Biomedical FieldClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of the health care delivery system. Topics include hospital organization and structure, BMET duties and responsibilities, and the professional and social interrelationships between services. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of hospital organization as related to BMET duties.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BMT-112Hospital Safety StandardsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers national, state, and local standards pertaining to hospital safety. Topics include electrical safety, gas safety, SMDA reporting, and JCAHO and FPA compliance. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct PM and safety inspections in compliance with safety regulations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BMT-212BMET Instrumentation IClass

3

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

6

This course covers theory of operation, circuit analysis, troubleshooting techniques, and medical applications for a variety of instruments and devices. Topics include electrodes, transducers, instrumentation amplifiers, electrocardiographs, monitors, recorders, defibrillators, ESU units, and related equipment used in clinical laboratories, intensive care units, and research facilities. Upon completion, students should be able to calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, and certify that instrumentation meets manufacturer146s original specifications.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BMT-213BMET Instrumentation IIClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides continued study of theory of operation, circuit analysis, troubleshooting techniques, and medical applications for a variety of instruments and devices. Topics include instruments found in clinical laboratories, intensive care units, and research facilities. Upon completion, students should be able to repair, calibrate, and certify that instrumentation meets manufacturers' original specifications.

Pre-requisites: Take BMT-212;

Co-requisites: None

 

BMT-223Imaging Techniques/Laser FundamentalsClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers techniques associated with X-Ray, CT Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and ultrasound, along with fundamental concepts and applications of medical lasers. Topics include radiation interaction with matter, X-Ray emissions, beam restricting devices, laser energy generation, and laser usage in surgery and other related medical procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of imaging devices, evaluate, calibrate, align, and provide safety instruction in usage of medical lasers.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BMT-225Biomedical Trouble ShootingClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to provide students with basic problem solving skills, and to track down and identify problems frequently encountered with medical instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on developing logical troubleshooting techniques using technical manuals, flowcharts, and schematics, to diagnose equipment faults. Upon completion, students should be able to logically diagnose and isolate faults, and perform repairs to meet manufacturer specifications.

Pre-requisites: Take BMT-212, ELC 131, and ELC 131A

Co-requisites: None

 

BPR-130Print Reading-ConstructionClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the interpretation of prints and specifications that are associated with design and construction projects. Topics include interpretation of documents for foundations, floor plans, elevations, and related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret construction prints and documents.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BPR-135Schematics & DiagramsClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces schematics and diagrams used in a variety of occupations. Topics include interpretation of wiring diagrams, assembly drawings, exploded views, sectional drawings, and service manuals, specifications, and charts. Upon completion, students should be able to research and locate components and assemblies denoting factory specifications and requirements from service and repair manuals.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-110Introduction to BusinessClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-115Business Law IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the ethics and legal framework of business. Emphasis is placed on contracts, negotiable instruments, Uniform Commercial Code, and the working of the court systems. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-121Business MathClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers fundamental mathematical operations and their application to business problems. Topics include payroll, pricing, interest and discount, commission, taxes, and other pertinent uses of mathematics in the field of business. Upon completion, students should be able to apply mathematical concepts to business.

Pre-requisites: Take MAT-060 or DMA-030; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-125Personal FinanceClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a study of individual and family financial decisions. Emphasis is placed on building useful skills in buying, managing finances, increasing resources, and coping with current economic conditions. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a personal financial plan.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-137Principles of ManagementClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-151People SkillsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the basic concepts of identity and communication in the business setting. Topics include self-concept, values, communication styles, feelings and emotions, roles versus relationships, and basic assertiveness, listening, and conflict resolution. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between unhealthy, self-destructive, communication patterns and healthy, non-destructive, positive communication patterns.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-153Human Resource ManagementClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-230Small Business ManagementClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the challenges of entrepreneurship including the startup and operation of a small business. Topics include market research techniques, feasibility studies, site analysis, financing alternatives, and managerial decision making. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a small business plan.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-239Business Applications SeminarClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course is designed as a capstone course for Business Administration majors. Emphasis is placed on decision making in the areas of management, marketing, production, purchasing, and finance. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the techniques, processes, and vital professional skills needed in the work place.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ACC-120, BUS-115, BUS-137, MKT-120, and ECO-151 Set 2: ACC-120, BUS-115, BUS-137, MKT-120, and ECO-251 Set 3: ACC-120, BUS-115, BUS-137, MKT-120, and ECO-252

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-240Business EthicsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues that face the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their moral responsibilities and obligations as members of the workforce and society.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

BUS-260Business CommunicationClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to develop skills in writing business communications. Emphasis is placed on business reports, correspondence, and professional presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively in the work place.

Pre-requisites: Take One: ENG-110 or ENG-111

Co-requisites: None

 

CET-111Computer Upgrade/Repair IClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers repairing, servicing, and upgrading computers and peripherals in preparation for industry certification. Topics include CPU/memory/bus identification, disk subsystems, hardware/software installation/configuration, common device drivers, data recovery, system maintenance, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely repair and/or upgrade computer systems to perform within specifications.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CET-150Computer Forensics IClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is an introduction to computer forensic concepts, with emphasis on computer forensic methods and best practices. Topics include computer system analysis, physical and logical storage methods for different types of media, tools to recover and analyze data from storage media, system security. Upon completion, students should be able to use diagnostic and investigative techniques to identify and retrieve data from various types of computer media.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CET-250Computer Forensics IIClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a study in computer forensic practices with emphasis placed on methods used for prevention, detection, and apprehension of perpetrators of cyber-criminal activity. Topics include the roles of Chief Security Officers in the securing of system breaches, vulnerabilities, network and server security issues, OS and application security risks. Upon completion students should be able to identify and collect evidence to prove unauthorized and inappropriate access on computer systems and networks.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CHM-090Chemistry ConceptsClass

4

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides a non-laboratory based introduction to basic concepts of chemistry. Topics include measurements, matter, energy, atomic theory, bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, balancing equations, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, gases, and basic organic chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and apply basic chemical concepts necessary for success in college-level science courses.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CHM-131Introduction to ChemistryClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry. Topics include measurement, matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, stoichiometry, chemical formulas and reactions, chemical bonding, gas laws, solutions, and acids and bases. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of chemistry as it applies to other fields.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CHM-131AIntroduction to Chemistry LabClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course is a laboratory to accompany CHM 131. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in CHM 131. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize basic laboratory procedures and apply them to chemical principles presented in CHM 131.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take CHM-131

 

CHM-132Organic and BiochemistryClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides a survey of major functional classes of compounds in organic and biochemistry. Topics include structure, properties, and reactions of the major organic and biological molecules and basic principles of metabolism. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical concepts needed to pursue studies in related professional fields.

Pre-requisites: Take one set: Set 1: CHM-131 and CHM-131A Set 2: CHM-151

Co-requisites: None

 

CHM-151General Chemistry IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical laws and concepts as needed in CHM 152.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CHM-152General Chemistry IIClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides a continuation of the study of the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, ionic and redox equations, acid-base theory, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, introduction to nuclear and organic chemistry, and complex ions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of chemical concepts as needed to pursue further study in chemistry and related professional fields.

Pre-requisites: Take CHM-151

Co-requisites: None

 

CIS-110Introduction to ComputersClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CIS-115Intro to Programming & LogicClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces computer programming and problem solving in a structured program logic environment. Topics include language syntax, data types, program organization, problem solving methods, algorithm design, and logic control structures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage files with operating system commands, use top-down algorithm design, and implement algorithmic solutions in a programming language.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, and DMA-040 Set 2: MAT-121 Set 3: MAT-171

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-100Basic Law Enforcement TrainingClass

9

Lab

30

Experience

0

Credit

19

This course covers the basic skills and knowledge needed for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina. Topics are divided into general units of study: legal, patrol duties, law enforcement communications, investigations, practical application and sheriff-specific. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to demonstrate competence in the topics and areas required for the state comprehensive certification examination.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-111Introduction to Criminal JusticeClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the components and processes of the criminal justice system. Topics include history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our society. Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the major system components and their interrelationships and evaluate career options.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-112CriminologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces deviant behavior as it relates to criminal activity. Topics include theories of crime causation; statistical analysis of criminal behavior; past, present, and future social control initiatives; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and discuss various theories of crime causation and societal response.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-113Juvenile JusticeClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the juvenile justice system and related juvenile issues. Topics include an overview of the juvenile justice system, treatment and prevention programs, special areas and laws unique to juveniles, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify/discuss juvenile court structure/procedures, function and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies, processing/detention of juveniles, and case disposition.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-121Law Enforcement OperationsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces fundamental law enforcement operations. Topics include the contemporary evolution of law enforcement operations and related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to explain theories, practices, and issues related to law enforcement operations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-131Criminal LawClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the history/evolution/principles and contemporary applications of criminal law. Topics include sources of substantive law, classification of crimes, parties to crime, elements of crimes, matters of criminal responsibility, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the sources of law and identify, interpret, and apply the appropriate statutes/elements.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-132Court Procedure & EvidenceClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers judicial structure/process/procedure from incident to disposition, kinds and degrees of evidence, and the rules governing admissibility of evidence in court. Topics include consideration of state and federal courts, arrest, search and seizure laws, exclusionary and statutory rules of evidence, and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss procedures necessary to establish a lawful arrest/search, proper judicial procedures, and the admissibility of evidence.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-141CorrectionsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the history, major philosophies, components, and current pracices and problems of the field of corrections. Topics include historical evolution, functions of the various components, alternatives to incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the various components, processes, and functions of the correctional system.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-151Intro to Loss PreventionClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the concepts and methods related to commercial and private security systems. Topics include the historical, philosophical, and legal basis of security, with emphasis on security surveys, risk analysis, and associated functions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and understand security systems, risk management, and the laws relative to loss prevention.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-160Terrorism: Underlying IssuesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course identifies the fundamental reasons why America is a target for terrorists, covering various domestic/international terrorist groups and ideologies from a historical aspect. Emphasis is placed upon recognition of terrorist crime scene; weapons of mass destruction; chemical, biological, and nuclear terrorism; and planning considerations involving threat assessments. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss the methods used in terrorists' activities and complete a threat assessment for terrorists' incidents.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-212Ethics & Community RelationsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers ethical considerations and accepted standards applicable to criminal justice organizations and professionals. Topics include ethical systems; social change, values, and norms; cultural diversity; citizen involvement in criminal justice issues; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical considerations to the decision-making process in identifiable criminal justice situations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-213Substance AbuseClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a study of substance abuse in our society. Topics include the history and classifications of drug abuse and the social, physical, and psychological impact of drug abuse. Upon completion, students should be able to identify various types of drugs, their effects on human behavior and society, and treatment modalities.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-215Organization & AdministrationClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the components and functions of organization and administration as it applies to the agencies of the criminal justice system. Topics include operations/functions of organizations; recruiting, training, and retention of personnel; funding and budgeting; communications; span of control and discretion; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss the basic components and functions of a criminal justice organization and its administrative operations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-221Investigative PrinciplesClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the theories and fundamentals of the investigative process. Topics include crime scene/incident processing, information gathering techniques, collection/preservation of evidence, preparation of appropriate reports, court presentations, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, explain, and demonstrate the techniques of the investigative process, report preparation, and courtroom presentation.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-222CriminalisticsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the functions of the forensic laboratory and its relationship to successful criminal investigations and prosecutions. Topics include advanced crime scene processing, investigative techniques, current forensic technologies, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and collect relevant evidence at simulated crime scenes and request appropriate laboratory analysis of submitted evidence.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CJC-231Constitutional LawClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

The course covers the impact of the Constitution of the United States and its amendments on the criminal justice system. Topics include the structure of the Constitution and its amendments, court decisions pertinent to contemporary criminal justice issues, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify/discuss the basic structure of the United States Constitution and the rights/procedures as interpreted by the courts.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COM-231Public SpeakingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-111Cosmetology Concepts IClass

4

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-112

 

COS-112Salon IClass

0

Lab

24

Experience

0

Credit

8

This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate salon services.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-111

 

COS-113Cosmetology Concepts IIClass

4

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, chemistry, manicuring, chemical restructuring, and hair coloring. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-114

 

COS-114Salon IIClass

0

Lab

24

Experience

0

Credit

8

This course provides experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include basic skin care, manicuring, nail application, scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-113

 

COS-115Cosmetology Concepts IIIClass

4

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, salon management, salesmanship, skin care, electricity/light therapy, wigs, thermal hair styling, lash and brow tinting, superfluous hair removal, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-116

 

COS-116Salon IIIClass

0

Lab

12

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on intermediate-level of skin care, manicuring, scalp treatments, shampooing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-115

 

COS-117Cosmetology Concepts IVClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers advanced cosmetology concepts. Topics include chemistry and hair structure, advanced cutting and design, and an overview of all cosmetology concepts in preparation for the licensing examination. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these cosmetology concepts and meet program completion requirements.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-118

 

COS-118Salon IVClass

0

Lab

21

Experience

0

Credit

7

This course provides advanced experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on efficient and competent delivery of all salon services in preparation for the licensing examination and employment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in program requirements and the areas covered on the Cosmetology Licensing Examination and meet entry-level employment requirements.

Pre-requisites: Take COS-114 COS-116;

Co-requisites: Take COS-117

 

COS-119Esthetics Concepts IClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the concepts of esthetics. Topics include orientation, anatomy, physiology, hygiene, sterilization, first aid, chemistry, basic dermatology, and professional ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of esthetics and meet course requirements.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-120Esthetics Salon IClass

0

Lab

18

Experience

0

Credit

6

This course covers the techniques of esthetics in a comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include client consultation, facials, body treatments, hair removal, make-up applications, and color analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate esthetic services on clients in a salon setting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-121Manicure/Nail Technology IClass

4

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

6

This course covers techniques of nail technology, hand and arm surface manipulation, and recognition of nail diseases and disorders. Topics include OSHA/safety, sanitation, bacteriology, product knowledge, salesmanship, manicures, artificial applications, pedicures, surface manipulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently perform nail care, including manicures, pedicures, surface manipulations, decorating and artificial applications in a salon setting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-125Esthetics Concepts IIClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers more comprehensive esthetics concepts. Topics include nutrition, business management, makeup, and color analysis.Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the advanced esthetics concepts and meet course requirements.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-126Esthetics Salon IIClass

0

Lab

18

Experience

0

Credit

6

This course provides experience in a simulated esthetics setting. Topics include machine facials, aromatherapy, massage therapy, electricity, and apparatus. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in program requirements and the areas covered on the Cosmetology licensing examination for Estheticians.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-222Manicure/Nail Technology IIClass

4

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

6

This course covers advanced techniques of nail technology and hand and arm surface manipulation. Topics include OSHA/safety, product knowledge, customer service, salesmanship, artificial applications, nail art, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence necessary for the licensing examination, including advanced nail care, artificial enhancements, and decorations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-223Contemp Hair ColoringClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers basic color concepts, hair coloring problems, and application techniques. Topics include color theory, terminology, contemporary techniques, product knowledge, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify a clients color needs and safely and competently perform color applications and correct problems.

Pre-requisites: Take All: COS-111 and COS-112

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-240Contemporary DesignClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers methods and techniques for contemporary designs. Emphasis is placed on contemporary designs and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply techniques associated with contemporary design.

Pre-requisites: Take All: COS-111 and COS-112

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-250Computerized Salon OpsClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course introduces computer and salon software. Emphasis is placed on various computer and salon software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize computer skills and software applications in the salon setting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-251Manicure Instructional ConceptsClass

8

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

8

This course introduces manicuring instructional concepts. Topics include orientation, theories of education, unit planning, daily lesson planning, laboratory management, student assessment, record keeping, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify theories of education, develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervision techniques, and assess student classroom performance.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

COS-252Manicure Instructional PracticumClass

0

Lab

15

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course covers supervisory and instructional skills for teaching manicuring students in a laboratory setting. Topics include demonstrations of services, supervision, student assessment, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas covered by the Manicuring Instructor Licensing Examination and meet program completion requirements.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-251

 

COS-271Instructor Concepts IClass

5

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course introduces the basic cosmetology instructional concepts. Topics include orientation, theories of education, unit planning, daily lesson planning, laboratory management, student assessment, record keeping, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify theories of education, develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervisory techniques, and assess student performance in a classroom setting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-272

 

COS-272Instructor Practicum IClass

0

Lab

21

Experience

0

Credit

7

This course covers supervisory and instructional skills for teaching entry-level cosmetology students in a laboratory setting. Topics include demonstrations of services, supervision, and entry-level student assessment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate salon services and instruct and objectively assess the entry-level student.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take COS-271

 

COS-273Instructor Concepts IIClass

5

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course covers advanced cosmetology instructional concepts. Topics include practical demonstrations, lesson planning, lecture techniques, development and administration of assessment tools, record keeping, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervision techniques, assess student performance in a classroom setting, and keep accurate records.

Pre-requisites: Take All: COS-271 and COS-272

Co-requisites: Take COS-274

 

COS-274Instructor Practicum IIClass

0

Lab

21

Experience

0

Credit

7

This course is designed to develop supervisory and instructional skills for teaching advanced cosmetology students in a laboratory setting. Topics include practical demonstrations, supervision, and advanced student assessment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas covered by the Instructor Licensing Examination and meet program completion requirements.

Pre-requisites: Take All: COS-271 and COS-272

Co-requisites: Take COS-273

 

CSC-134C++ ProgrammingClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces computer programming using the C++ programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test and debug at a beginning level.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CSC-139Visual BASIC ProgrammingClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces computer programming using the Visual BASIC programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test and debug at a beginning level.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CTI-110Web, Programming, and Database FoundationClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the introduction of the tools and resources available to students in programming, mark-up language and services on the Internet. Topics include standard mark-up language Internet services, creating web pages, using search engines, file transfer programs; and database design and creation with DBMS products. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of programming tools, deploy a web-site with mark-up tools, and create a simple database table.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CTI-120Network and Security FoundationClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces students to the Network concepts, including networking terminology and protocols, local and wide area networks, and network standards. Emphasis is placed on securing information systems and the various implementation policies. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, media and protocols.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CTI-289Computer Technology Integration Capstone ProjectClass

1

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides students an opportunity to complete a significant integrated technology project from the design phase through implementation with minimal instructor support. Emphasis is placed on technology policy, process planning, procedure definition, systems architecture, and security issues to create projects for the many areas in which computer technology is integrated. Upon completion, students should be able to create, implement, and support a comprehensive technology integration project from the planning and design phase through implementation.

Pre-requisites: Take All: CTI-110, CTI-120, and CTS-115

Co-requisites: None

 

CTS-115Information Systems Business ConceptsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

The course introduces the role of IT in managing business processes and the need for business process and IT alignment. Emphasis is placed on industry need for understanding business challenges and developing/managing information systems to contribute to the decision making process based on these challenges. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the 'hybrid business manager' and the potential offered by new technology and systems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CTS-120Hardware/Software SupportClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

CTS-125Presentation GraphicsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides hands-on experience with a graphics presentation package. Topics include terminology, effective chart usage, design and layout, integrating hardware components, and enhancing presentations with text, graphics, audio and video. Upon completion, students should be able to design and demonstrate an effective presentation.

Pre-requisites: Take CIS-110 or CIS-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

CTS-130SpreadsheetClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces basic spreadsheet design and development. Topics include writing formulas, using functions, enhancing spreadsheets, creating charts, and printing. Upon completion, students should be able to design and print basic spreadsheets and charts.

Pre-requisites: Take CIS-110 CIS-111 or OST-137;

Co-requisites: None

 

CTS-220Advanced Hardware/Software SupportClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides advanced knowledge and competencies in hardware and operating system technologies for computer technicians to support personal computers. Emphasis is placed on: configuring and upgrading; diagnosis and troubleshooting; as well as preventive maintenance of hardware and system software. Upon completion, students should be able to install, configure, diagnose, perform preventive maintenance, and maintain basic networking on personal computers.

Pre-requisites: Take CTS-120

Co-requisites: None

 

CTS-240Project ManagementClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces computerized project management software. Topics include identifying critical paths, cost management, and problem solving. Upon completion, students should be able to plan a complete project and project time and costs accurately.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DBA-110Database ConceptsClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces database design and creation using a DBMS product. Emphasis is placed on data dictionaries, normalization, data integrity, data modeling, and creation of simple tables, queries, reports, and forms. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement normalized database structures by creating simple database tables, queries, reports, and forms.

Pre-requisites: Take CIS-110 or CIS-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

DDT-110Developmental DisabilitiesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course identifies the characteristics and causes of various disabilities. Topics include history of service provision, human rights, legislation and litigation, advocacy, and accessing support services. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of current and historical developmental disability definitions and support systems used throughout the life span.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DDT-120Teaching Developmental DisableClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers teaching modalities which enhance learning among people with developmental disabilities. Topics include assessment, support strategies, writing behavioral strategies, teaching methods, and documentation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in individual program plan development and implementation.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DDT-210DDT Health IssuesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the health and medical aspects of assisting people with developmental disabilities. Topics include universal precautions, medication, wellness, nutrition, human sexuality, and accessing medical services. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and implement strategies to promote wellness and manage chronic health conditions.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DDT-220Program Planning ProcessClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the individual program planning process used in services for people with developmental disabilities. Topics include basic components and benefits of the process, the effect of values on outcomes, and group problem-solving methods. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of effective group process in program planning and the individual roles of team members.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DDT-240Aging Lifelong DisabilityClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designued to address issues facing individuals with developmental disabilities who are aging. Emphasis is placed on techniques to develop coalitions between the aging network and service providers, health and wellness strategies, later life planning, and community inclusion. Upon completion, students should be able to identify formal and informal supports and strategies for community inclusion for adults aging with lifelong disabilities.

Pre-requisites: Take DDT-110

Co-requisites: None

 

DES-125Graphic Presentation IClass

0

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces graphic presentation techniques for communicating ideas. Topics include drawing, perspective drawing, and wet and dry media. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a pictorial presentation.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DES-135Principles and Elements of Design IClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the basic concepts and terminology of design as they relate to the design profession. Topics include line, pattern, space, mass, shape, texture, color, unity, variety, rhythm, emphasis, balance, proportion, scale, and function. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles covered through hands-on application.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DFT-151CAD IClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces CAD software as a drawing tool. Topics include drawing, editing, file management, and plotting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and plot a CAD drawing.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-010Operations With IntegersClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a conceptual study of integers and integer operations. Topics include integers, absolute value, exponents, square roots, perimeter and area of basic geometric figures, Pythagorean theorem, and use of the correct order of operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pertinent concepts and principles and apply this knowledge in the evaluation of expressions.

Pre-requisites: Take MAT-050; Minimum grade of C

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-020Fractions and DecimalsClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a conceptual study of the relationship between fractions and decimals and covers related problems. Topics include application of operations and solving contextual application problems, including determining the circumference and area of circles with the concept of pi. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the connections between fractions and decimals.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-030Proportion/Ratios/Rates/PercentsClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a conceptual study of the problems that are represented by rates, ratios, percent, and proportions. Topics include rates, ratios, percent, proportion, conversion of English and metric units, and applications of the geometry of similar triangles. Upon completion, students should be able to use their understanding to solve conceptual application problems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-040Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear InequalitiesClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities. Emphasis is placed on solving contextual application problems. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between simplifying expressions and solving equations and apply this knowledge to problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-050Graphs and Equations of LinesClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of lines. Topics include slope, equations of lines, interpretation of basic graphs, and linear modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to solve contextual application problems and represent real-world situations as linear equations in two variables.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-060Polynomials and Quadratic ApplicationsClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of quadratics. Topics include basic polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations by means of factoring. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic applications.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040 and DMA-050 Set 2: DMA-040, DMA-050, and MAT-060 Set 3: MAT-060 and MAT-070

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-065Algebra for PrecalculusClass

2

Lab

1

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of quadratic, rational, and radical equations. Topics include simplifying polynomial, rational, and radical expressions and solving quadratic, rational, and radical equations. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic and rational applications.

Pre-requisites: Take All: DMA-010 and DMA-050

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-070Rational Expressions and EquationsClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of rational equations. Topics include simplifying and performing operations with rational expressions and equations, understanding the domain, and determining the reasonableness of an answer. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with rational applications.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050 and DMA-060 Set 2: DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060, and MAT-060 Set 3: DMA-060, MAT-060, and MAT-070 Set 4: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-060, AND MAT-070

Co-requisites: None

 

DMA-080Radical Expressions and EquationsClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides a conceptual study of the manipulation of radicals and the application of radical equations to real-world problems. Topics include simplifying and performing operations with radical expressions and rational exponents, solving equations, and determining the reasonableness of an answer. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with radical applications.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060 and DMA-070 Set 2: DMA-060, DMA-070, MAT-060, and MAT-070 Set 3: DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060, DMA-070, and MAT-060 Set 4: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-060, DMA-070, and MAT-070

Co-requisites: None

 

DRE-096Integrated Reading and Writing IClass

2

Lab

1

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to develop proficiency in specific integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are primarily taught at the introductory level using texts primarily in a Lexile (TM) range of 960 to 1115. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing effective paragraphs. Please note: (TM) stands for registered trademark.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

DRE-097Integrated Reading and Writing IIClass

2

Lab

1

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught at a reinforcement level using texts primarily in a Lexile (TM) range of 1070 to 1220. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply those skills toward understanding a variety of complex academic and career texts and composing essays incorporating relevant, valid evidence. Please note: (TM) represents registered trademark.

Pre-requisites: TAKE DRE-096

Co-requisites: None

 

DRE-098Integrated Reading and Writing IIIClass

2

Lab

1

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are taught using texts primarily in the Lexile (TM) range of 1185 to 1385. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay. Note: (TM) represents registered trademark.

Pre-requisites: TAKE DRE-097

Co-requisites: None

 

DRE-099Integrated Reading Writing III OptionClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies by complementing, supporting and reinforcing material covered in ENG 111. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught using texts primarily in the Lexile (TM) range of 1185 to 1385. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay. Note: (TM) represents registered trademark.

Pre-requisites: TAKE DRE-097

Co-requisites: TAKE ENG-111

 

ECO-251Principles of MicroeconomicsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to efficiently achieve economic objectives.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ECO-252Principles of MacroeconomicsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

EDU-119Introduction to Early Childhood EducationClass

4

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the foundations of early childhood education, the diverse educational settings for young children, professionalism and planning intentional developmentally appropriate experiences for each child. Topics include theoretical foundations, national early learning standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development, state regulations, program types, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct, quality inclusive environments, and curriculum responsive to the needs of each child/family. Upon completion, students should be able to design a career/professional development plan, and appropriate environments, schedules, and activity plans.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

EDU-131Child, Family, and CommunityClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the development of partnerships between culturally and linguistically diverse families, children, schools and communities. Emphasis is placed on developing skills and identifying benefits for establishing, supporting, and maintaining respectful, collaborative relationships between diverse families, programs/schools, and community agencies/resources. Upon completion, students should be able to explain appropriate relationships between families, educators, and professionals that enhance development and educational experiences of all children.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-144Child Development IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course includes the theories of child development, needs, milestones, and factors that influence development, from conception through approximately 36 months. Emphasis is placed on developmental sequences in physical/motor, emotional/social, cognitive, and language domains and the impact of multiple influences on development and learning. Upon completion, students should be able to compare/contrast typical/atypical developmental characteristics, explain environmental factors that impact development, and identify strategies for enhancing development.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-145Child Development IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course includes the theories of child development, needs, milestones, and factors that influence development, from preschool through middle childhood. Emphasis is placed on developmental sequences in physical/motor, emotional/social, cognitive, and language domains and the impact of multiple influences on development and learning. Upon completion, students should be able to compare/contrast typical/atypical developmental characteristics, explain environmental factors that impact development, and identify strategies for enhancing development.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-146Child GuidanceClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces principles and practical techniques including the design of learning environments for providing developmentally appropriate guidance for all children, including those at risk. Emphasis is placed on observation skills, cultural influences, underlying causes of behavior, appropriate expectations, development of self control and the role of communication and guidance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate direct/indirect strategies for preventing problem behaviors, teaching appropriate/acceptable behaviors, negotiation, setting limits and recognizing at risk behaviors.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-151Creative ActivitiesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers planning, creation and adaptation of developmentally supportive learning environments with attention to curriculum, interactions, teaching practices and learning materials. Emphasis is placed on creating and adapting integrated, meaningful, challenging and engaging developmentally supportive learning experiences in art, music, movement and dramatics for all children. Upon completion, students should be able to create, adapt, implement and evaluate developmentally supportive learning materials, experiences and environments.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-153Health, Safety and NutritionClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of all children. Topics include health and nutritional guidelines, common childhood illnesses, maintaining safe and healthy learning environments, recognition and reporting of abuse and neglect and state regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of health, safety, and nutritional needs, safe learning environments, and adhere to state regulations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-154Social/Emotion/Behavior DevelopmentClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the emotional/social development of children and the causes, expressions, prevention and management of challenging behaviors in all children. Emphasis is placed on caregiver/family/child relationships, positive emotional/social environments, developmental concerns, risk factors, and intervention strategies. Upon completion, students should be able to identify factors influencing emotional/social development, utilizing screening measures, and designing positive behavioral supports.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: EDU-144 and EDU-145 Set 2: PSY-244 and PSY-245

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-157Active PlayClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the use of indoor and outdoor physical activities to promote the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development of children. Topics include the role of active play, development of play skills, playground design, selection of safe equipment, and materials and surfacing for active play. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the stages of play, the role of teachers in play, and the design of appropriate active play areas and activities.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-158Healthy Lifestyles-YouthClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the topics of health, safety, nutrition, physical activities and environments for the school-age child/youth that promote development, fitness and healthy lifestyles. Topics include the use of physical and nutritional/cooking activities (indoor/outdoor, teacher-directed/youth-directed) appropriate for youth developing typically/atypically; safe/healthy menu planning; safe/healthy environmental design, assessment and supervision. Upon completion, students should be able to plan/facilitate safe/healthy physical and nutritional/cooking activities, discuss safety policies/regulations and identify health/safety/nutritional needs of youth.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-162Observ & Assess in ECEClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the research, benefits, goals, and ethical considerations associated with observation and formative assessment in early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of multiple observation/assessment strategies including anecdotal records, event samples, rating scales, and portfolios to create appropriate learning experiences. Upon completion, students should be able to practice responsible assessment and effectively use tools to assess the child, teacher practices and indoor and outdoor environments to enhance programming; and explain the importance of assessment partnerships with families and other professionals.

Pre-requisites: Take EDU-144 and EDU-145

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-163Classroom Management and InstructionClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers management and instructional techniques with school-age populations. Topics include classroom management and organization, teaching strategies, individual student differences and learning styles, and developmentally appropriate classroom guidance techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize developmentally appropriate behavior management and instructional strategies that enhance the teaching/learning process and promote students' academic success.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-184Early Childhood Introductory PracticumClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces students to early childhood settings and applying skills in a three star (minimum) or NAEYC accredited or equivalent, quality early childhood environment. Emphasis is placed on observing children and assisting in the implementation of developmentally appropriate activities/environments for all children; and modeling reflective/professional practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate developmentally appropriate interactions with children and ethical/professional behaviors as indicated by assignments and onsite faculty visits.

Pre-requisites: Take EDU-119

Co-requisites: Take DRE-097

 

EDU-216Foundations of EducationClass

4

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the American educational system and the teaching profession. Topics include historical and philosophical foundations of education, contemporary educational, structural, legal, and financial issues, and experiences in public school classrooms. Upon completion, students should be able to relate classroom observations to the roles of teachers and schools and the process of teacher education.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-221Children With ExceptionalitiesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces children with exceptionalities, their families, support services, inclusive/diverse settings, and educational/family plans based on the foundations of child development. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of exceptionalities, observation and assessment of children, strategies for adapting the learning environment, and identification of community resources. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize diverse abilities, describe the referral process, and depict collaboration with families/professionals to plan/implement, and promote best practice.

Pre-requisites: Take one set: Set 1: EDU-144, EDU-145 Set 2: PSY-244 PSY-245

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-234Infants, Toddlers, & TwosClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the unique needs and rapid changes that occur in the first three years of life and the inter-related factors that influence development. Emphasis is placed on recognizing and supporting developmental milestones through purposeful strategies, responsive care routines and identifying elements of quality, inclusive early care and education. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate respectful relationships that provide a foundation for healthy infant/toddler/twos development, plan/select activities/materials, and partner with diverse families.

Pre-requisites: Take EDU-119

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-235School-Age Development and ProgramsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course includes developmentally appropriate practices in group settings for school-age children. Emphasis is placed on principles of development, environmental planning, and positive guidance techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss developmental principles for all children ages five to twelve and plan and implement developmentally-appropriate activities.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-251Exploration ActivitiesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers discovery experiences in science, math, and social studies. Emphasis is placed on developing concepts for each area and encouraging young children to explore, discover, and construct concepts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the discovery approach to teaching, explain major concepts in each area, and plan appropriate experiences for children.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-254Music and Movement for ChildrenClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the use of music and creative movement for children. Topics include a general survey of the basic elements of music and planning, designing, and implementing music and movement experiences for creative learning. Upon completion, students should be able to use voice and various musical instruments to provide musical and movement activities for children.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-259Curriculum PlanningClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to focus on curriculum planning for three to five year olds. Topics include philosophy, curriculum models, indoor and outdoor environments, scheduling, authentic assessment, and planning developmentally appropriate experiences. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate children's development, critique curriculum, plan for individual and group needs, and assess and create quality environments.

Pre-requisites: Take EDU-119

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-261Early Childhood Administration IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces principles of basic programming and staffing, budgeting/financial management and marketing, and rules and regulations of diverse early childhood programs. Topics include program structure and philosophy, standards of NC child care programs, finance, funding resources, and staff and organizational management. Upon completion, students should be able to develop components of program/personnel handbooks, a program budget, and demonstrate knowledge of fundamental marketing strategies and NC standards.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take All: DRE-098 and EDU-119

 

EDU-262Early Childhood Administration IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course focuses on advocacy/leadership, public relations/community outreach and program quality/evaluation for diverse early childhood programs. Topics include program evaluation/accreditation, involvement in early childhood professional organizations, leadership/mentoring, family, volunteer and community involvement and early childhood advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to define and evaluate all components of early childhood programs, develop strategies for advocacy and integrate community into programs.

Pre-requisites: Take EDU-261; Minimum grade of C

Co-requisites: Take All: DRE-098 and EDU-119

 

EDU-263School-Age Program AdministrationClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the methods and procedures for development and administration of school-age programs in the public or proprietary setting. Emphasis is placed on the construction and organization of the physical environment. Upon completion, students should be able to plan, develop and administer a quality school-age program.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-271Educational TechnologyClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in all educational settings. Topics include technology concepts, instructional strategies, materials and adaptive technology for children with exceptionalities, facilitation of assessment/evaluation, and ethical issues surrounding the use of technology. Upon completion, students should be able to apply technology enhanced instructional strategies, use a variety of technology resources and demonstrate appropriate technology skills in educational environments.

Pre-requisites: Take CIS-110; Minimum grade of C

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-275Effective Teacher TrainingClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides specialized training using an experienced-based approach to learning. Topics include instructional preparation and presentation, student interaction, time management, learning expectations, evaluation, and curriculum principles and planning. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and present a six-step lesson plan and demonstrate ways to improve students' time-on-task.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-280Language and Literacy ExperiencesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to expand students' understanding of children's language and literacy development and provides strategies for enhancing language/literacy experiences in an enriched environment. Topics include selection of diverse literature and interactive media, the integration of literacy concepts throughout the curriculum, appropriate observations/assessments and inclusive practices. Upon completion, students should be able to select, plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate and diverse language/literacy experiences.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-281Instructional Strategies in Reading and WritingClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers concepts, resources, and methods for teaching reading and writing to elementary through middle-grade children. Topics include the importance of literacy, learning styles, skills assessment, various reading and writing approaches and instructional strategies. Upon completion, students should be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate school-age literacy experiences as related to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-282Early Childhood LiteratureClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the history, selection, and integration of literature and language in the early childhood curriculum. Topics include the history and selection of developmentally appropriate children's literature and the use of books and other media to enhance language and literacy in the classroom. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate books for storytelling, reading aloud, puppetry, flannel board use, and other techniques.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-284Early Childhood Capstone PracticumClass

1

Lab

9

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is designed to allow students to apply skills in a three star (minimum) or NAEYC accredited or equivalent, quality early childhood environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities and environments for all children; supporting/involving families; and modeling reflective and professional practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate developmentally appropriate plans/assessments, appropriate guidance techniques and ethical/professional behaviors as indicated by assignments and onsite faculty visits.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: EDU-119, EDU-144, EDU-145, EDU-146, and EDU-151 Set 2: EDU-119, PSY-244, PSY-245, EDU-146, and EDU-151 Set 3: EDU-119, PSY-245, EDU-144, EDU-146, and EDU-151 Set 4: EDU-119, PSY-244, EDU-145, EDU-146, and EDU-151

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-285Internship Experiences-School AgeClass

1

Lab

9

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is designed to allow students to apply skills in a quality public or private school environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities and environments for all children; supporting/involving families; and modeling reflective and professional practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate developmentally appropriate lesson plans/assessments, appropriate guidance techniques, ethical/professional behaviors as indicated by assignments and onsite faculty visits.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: EDU 144, EDU 145, EDU 118, EDU 163 Set 2: PSY 244, PSY 245, EDU 118, EDU 163 Set 3: PSY 244, EDU 145, EDU 118, EDU 163 Set 4: EDU 144, PSY 245, EDU 118, EDU 163 Set 5: PSY 244, PSY 245, EDU 216, EDU 163 Set 6: EDU 144, EDU 145, EDU 216, EDU 163 Set 7: EDU 144, PSY 245, EDU 216, EDU 163 Set 8: PSY 244, EDU 216, EDU 163

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

EDU-289Advanced Issues/School AgeClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers advanced topics and issues that relate to school-age programs. Emphasis is placed on current advocacy issues, emerging technology, professional growth, ethics, and organizations for providers/teachers working with school-age populations. Upon completion, students should be able to list, discuss, and explain advanced current topics and issues surrounding school-aged populations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take DRE-098

 

ELC-111Introduction to ElectricityClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity and test equipment to non-electrical/electronics majors. Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, resistance, current, impedance); components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors); power; and operation of test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze simple DC and AC circuits using electrical test equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELC-116Telecom CablingClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the theory and practical application of both copper and fiber cabling for telecom systems. Topics include transmission theory, noise, standards, cable types and systems, connectors, physical layer components, installation, and ground/shielding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to choose the correct cable, install, test, and troubleshoot cabling for telecom.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELC-117Motors and ControlsClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELC-118National Electrical CodeClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELC-131Circuit Analysis IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELC-131ACircuit Analysis I LabClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides laboratory assignments as applied to fundamental principles of DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on measurements and evaluation of electrical components, devices and circuits. Upon completion, the students will gain hands-on experience by measuring voltage, current, and opposition to current flow utilizing various meters and test equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take ELC-131

 

ELN-131Analog Electronics IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices and circuits. Emphasis is placed on analysis, selection, biasing, and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELN-132Analog Electronics IIClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers additional applications of analog electronic circuits with an emphasis on analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (IC). Topics include amplification, filtering, oscillation, voltage regulation, and other analog circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog electronic circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELN-133Digital ElectronicsClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, medium scale integration (MSI) and large scale integration (LSI) circuits, analog to digital (AD) and digital to analog (DA) conversion, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELN-232Introduction to MicroprocessorsClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces microprocessor architecture and microcomputer systems including memory and input/output interfacing. Topics include low-level language programming, bus architecture, I/O systems, memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot fundamental microprocessor circuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Pre-requisites: Take ELN-133;

Co-requisites: None

 

ELN-234Communication SystemsClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the fundamentals of electronic communication systems. Topics include the frequency spectrum, electrical noise, modulation techniques, characteristics of transmitters and receivers, and digital communications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret analog and digital communication circuit diagrams, analyze transmitter and receiver circuits, and use appropriate communication test equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ELN-260Prog Logic ControllersClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides a detailed study of PLC applications, with a focus on design of industrial controls using the PLC. Topics include PLC components, memory organization, math instructions, documentation, input/output devices, and applying PLCs in industrial control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to select and program a PLC system to perform a wide variety of industrial control functions.

Pre-requisites: Take ELC-131 ELC-128;

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-110EMTClass

6

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

8

This course introduces basic emergency medical care. Topics include preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve North Carolina State or National Registry EMT certification.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-122EMS Clinical Practicum IClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

3

Credit

1

This course provides the introductory hospital clinical experience for the paramedic student. Emphasis is placed on mastering fundamental paramedic skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence with fundamental paramedic level skills.

Pre-requisites: Take EMS-110

Co-requisites: Take EMS-130

 

EMS-130PharmacologyClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the fundamental principles of pharmacology and medication administration and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include medical terminology, pharmacological concepts, weights, measures, drug calculations, vascular access for fluids and medication administration and legislation. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately calculate drug dosages, properly administer medications, and demonstrate general knowledge of pharmacology.

Pre-requisites: Take EMS-110

Co-requisites: Take EMS-122

 

EMS-131Advanced Airway ManagementClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course is designed to provide advanced airway management techniques and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include respiratory anatomy and physiology, airway/ventilation, adjuncts, surgical intervention, and rapid sequence intubation. Upon completion, students should be able to properly utilize all airway adjuncts and pharmacology associated with airway control and maintenance.

Pre-requisites: Take EMS-110

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-160Cardiology IClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the study of cardiovascular emergencies and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, electrophysiology, and basic rhythm interpretation in the monitoring leads. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and interpret basic rhythms.

Pre-requisites: Take EMS-110

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-220Cardiology IIClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an in-depth study of cardiovascular emergencies and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include assessment and treatment of cardiac emergencies, application and interpretation of advanced electrocardiography utilizing the twelve-lead ECG, cardiac pharmacology, and patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to assess and treat patients utilizing American Heart Association guidelines.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-122, EMS-130, and EMS-160

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-221EMS Clinical Practicum IIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

6

Credit

2

This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on increasing the proficiency of students' skills and abilities in patient assessments and the delivery of care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate continued progress in advanced-level patient care.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-122 and EMS-130

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-231Ems Clinical Practicum IIIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

9

Credit

3

This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the students' skills and abilities in providing advanced-level care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate continued progress in advanced-level patient care.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-130 and EMS-221

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-235EMS ManagementClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course stresses the principles of managing a modern emergency medical service system. Topics include structure and function of municipal governments, EMS grantsmanship, finance, regulatory agencies, system management, legal issues, and other topics relevant to the EMS manager. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the principles of managing emergency medical service delivery systems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-240Patients With Special ChallengesClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course includes concepts of crisis intervention and techniques of interacting with patients with special challenges and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include appropriate intervention and interaction for neglected, abused, terminally ill, chronically ill, technology assisted, bariatric, physically challenged, mentally challenged, or assaulted patients as well as behavioral emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage the care of patients with special challenges.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-122 and EMS-130

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-241EMS Clinical Practicum IVClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

12

Credit

4

This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on mastering the skills/competencies required of the paramedic providing advanced-level care. Upon completion, students should be able to provide advanced-level patient care as an entry-level paramedic.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-130 and EMS-231

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-250Medical EmergenciesClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides an in-depth study of medical conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include appropriate interventions/treatments for disorders/diseases/injuries affecting the following systems: respiratory, neurological, abdominal/gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and immunological as well as toxicology, infectious diseases and diseases of the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, assess and manage the care of frequently encountered medical conditions based upon initial patient assessment.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-122 and EMS-130

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-260Trauma EmergenciesClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides in-depth study of trauma including pharmacological interventions for conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include an overview of thoracic, abdominal, genitourinary, orthopedic, neurological, and multi-system trauma, soft tissue trauma of the head, neck, and face as well as environmental emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage trauma situations based upon patient assessment and should adhere to standards of care.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-122 and EMS-130

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-270Life Span EmergenciesClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers medical/ethical/legal issues and the spectrum of age-specific emergencies from conception through death required for paramedic certification. Topics include gynecological, obstetrical, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric emergencies and pharmacological therapeutics. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and treat age-specific emergencies.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-122 and EMS-130

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-280EMS Bridging CourseClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to bridge the knowledge gained in a continuing education paramedic program with the knowledge gained in an EMS curriculum program. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment, advanced electrocardiography utilizing the twelve-lead ECG, advanced pharmacology, the appropriate intervention and treatment of multi-system injuries/disorders, ethics, and NC laws and rules. Upon completion, students should be able to perform advanced patient assessment and practice skills.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

EMS-285EMS CapstoneClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate problem-solving skills as a team leader in simulated patient scenarios and is required for paramedic certification. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, integration of didactic and psychomotor skills, and effective performance in simulated emergency situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and appropriately respond to a variety of EMS-related events.

Pre-requisites: Take All: EMS-220, EMS-250, and EMS-260

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-101Applied Communications IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to enhance reading and writing skills for the workplace. Emphasis is placed on technical reading, job-related vocabulary, sentence writing, punctuation, and spelling. Upon completion, students should be able to identify main ideas with supporting details and produce mechanically correct short writings appropriate to the workplace.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-111Writing and InquiryClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Pre-requisites: Take DRE-098

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-112Writing and Research in the DisciplinesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.

Pre-requisites: Take ENG-111

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-113Literature-Based ResearchClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course, the second in a series of two, expands the concepts developed in ENG 111 by focusing on writing that involves literature-based research and documentation. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and thinking and the analysis and interpretation of prose, poetry, and drama: plot, characterization, theme, cultural context, etc. Upon completion, students should be able to construct mechanically-sound, documented essays and research papers that analyze and respond to literary works.

Pre-requisites: Take ENG-111; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-114Professional Research & ReportingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

Pre-requisites: Take ENG-111; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-125Creative Writing IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice the art of creative writing. Emphasis is placed on writing, fiction, poetry, and sketches. Upon completion, students should be able to craft and critique their own writing and critique the writing of others.

Pre-requisites: Take ENG-111

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-231American Literature IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers selected works in American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites: Take One: ENG-112, ENG 113, or ENG 114

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-232American Literature IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites: Take One: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-233Major American WritersClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an intensive study of the works of several major American authors. Emphasis is placed on American history, culture, and the literary merits. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate the works studied.

Pre-requisites: Take ENG-112(S13681) ENG-113 or ENG-114; From rule CMR.MINC;

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-241British Literature IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites: Take ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114

Co-requisites: None

 

ENG-242British Literature IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites: Take One: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114

Co-requisites: None

 

ETR-210Introduction to EntrepreneurshipClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a survey of the starting and operating of an entrepreneurial venture. Topics include new venture creation, the business plan, economics of the business, determining resource needs and acquiring resources, marketing, technology, leadership skills, and business ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship concepts and how to use the entrepreneurial mindset to succeed in their careers.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ETR-230Entrepreneur MarketingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the techniques to correctly research and define the target market to increase sales for start up businesses or to expand current businesses. Topics include how to target market and meet customers' needs with a limited budget in the early stages of the life of a start up business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to correctly target market for a start-up business with limited resources.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

GRA-121Graphic Arts IClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces terminology, tools and materials, procedures, and equipment used in graphic arts production. Topics include copy preparation and pre-press production relative to printing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of graphic arts production.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

GRD-110Typography IClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the history and mechanics of type and its application to layout and design. Topics include typographic fundamentals, anatomy, measurements, composition, identification, and terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in design application, analysis, specification, and creation of typographic elements.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

GRD-131Illustration IClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the application of rendering techniques to create illustrations. Emphasis is placed on controlling various media, methods, surfaces, design problems, and the appropriate media selection process. Upon completion, students should be able to produce quality illustrations from conception through finished artwork.

Pre-requisites: Take One: ART-131, DES-125, or GRD-121

Co-requisites: None

 

GRD-141Graphic Design IClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the conceptualization process used in visual problem solving. Emphasis is placed on learning the principles of design and on the manipulation and organization of elements. Upon completion, students should be able to apply design principles and visual elements to projects.

Pre-requisites: Take DES-125;

Co-requisites: None

 

GRD-142Graphic Design IIClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers the application of visual elements and design principles in advertising and graphic design. Topics include creation of various designs, such as logos, advertisements, posters, outdoor advertising, and publication design. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively apply design principles and visual elements to projects.

Pre-requisites: Take One: ART-121, DES-135, or GRD-141

Co-requisites: None

 

GRD-151Computer Design BasicsClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers designing and drawing with various types of software applications for advertising and graphic design. Emphasis is placed on creative and imaginative use of space, shapes, value, texture, color, and typography to provide effective solutions to advertising and graphic design problems. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer as a creative tool.

Pre-requisites: Take DES-125;

Co-requisites: None

 

GRD-152Computer Design Techniques IClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers complex design problems utilizing various design and drawing software applications. Topics include the expressive use of typography, image, and organization to communicate a message. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate computer software to professionally present their work.

Pre-requisites: Take GRD-151

Co-requisites: None

 

GRD-241Graphic Design IIIClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is an advanced exploration of various techniques and media for advertising and graphic design. Emphasis is placed on advanced concepts and solutions to complex and challenging graphic design problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence and professionalism in visual problem solving.

Pre-requisites: Take One: DES-136 or GRD-142

Co-requisites: None

 

GRD-280Portfolio DesignClass

2

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course covers the organization and presentation of a design/advertising or graphic art portfolio and appropriate related materials. Emphasis is placed on development and evaluation of the portfolio, design and production of a resume and self-promotional materials, and interview techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and professionally present an effective portfolio and related self-promotional materials.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: GRD-142 and GRD-152 Set 2: GRD-142 and GRA-152

Co-requisites: None

 

HEA-110Personal Health/WellnessClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an introduction to basic personal health and wellness. Emphasis is placed on current health issues such as nutrition, mental health, and fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the factors necessary to the maintenance of health and wellness.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HEO-111Heavy Equipment Operations IClass

8

Lab

8

Experience

0

Credit

12

This course covers the beginning processes of heavy equipment operations. Topics include heavy equipment operator employment options, heavy equipment safety, identification of heavy equipment, equipment systems and maintenance, and basic operational techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of heavy equipment operations utilized in the construction field.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HEO-112Heavy Equipment Operations IIClass

8

Lab

8

Experience

0

Credit

12

This course provides instruction regarding advanced operations of various construction equipment. Topics include purpose, function, design features, controls, manipulation, limitations, and safe operation of popular mobile heavy equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate advanced operations of various heavy equipment found in the construction field.

Pre-requisites: Take HEO-111

Co-requisites: None

 

HEO-113Grades and DrawingsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to interpret construction drawings, civil blueprints, and grades. Topics include basic terms for construction drawings, dimensions, setting grades, interpreting grade stakes, reading site plans, safety, and legal issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general knowledge of civil blueprints, construction drawings and the theory behind finish grade selection.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HIS-111World Civilizations IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces world history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern era. Topics include Eurasian, African, American, and Greco-Roman civilizations and Christian, Islamic and Byzantine cultures. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in pre-modern world civilizations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HIS-112World Civilizations IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces world history from the early modern era to the present. Topics include the cultures of Africa, Europe, India, China, Japan, and the Americas. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in modern world civilizations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HIS-121Western Civilization IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces western civilization from pre-history to the early modern era. Topics include ancient Greece, Rome, and Christian institutions of the Middle Ages and the emergence of national monarchies in western Europe. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early western civilization.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HIS-122Western Civilization IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces western civilization from the early modern era to the present. Topics include the religious wars, the Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in modern western civilization.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HIS-131American History IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a survey of American history from pre-history through the Civil War era. Topics include the migrations to the Americas, the colonial and revolutionary periods, the development of the Republic, and the Civil War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early American history.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HIS-132American History IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War era to the present. Topics include industrialization, immigration, the Great Depression, the major American wars, the Cold War, and social conflict. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in American history since the Civil War.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HIS-236North Carolina HistoryClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a study of geographical, political, economic, and social conditions existing in North Carolina from America's discovery to the present. Topics include native and immigrant backgrounds; colonial, antebellum, and Reconstruction periods; party politics; race relations; and the transition from an agrarian to an industrial economy. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in North Carolina.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HSC-110Orientation to Health CareersClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course is a survey of health care professions. Topics include professional duties and responsibilities, working environments, and career choices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the health care professions and be prepared to make informed career choices.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HSE-110Introduction to Human ServicesClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the human services field, including the history, agencies, roles, and careers. Topics include personal/professional characteristics, diverse populations, community resources, disciplines in the field, systems, ethical standards, and major theoretical and treatment approaches. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the knowledge, skills, and roles of the human services worker.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HSE-112Group Process IClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces interpersonal concepts and group dynamics. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness facilitated by experiential learning in small groups with analysis of personal experiences and the behavior of others. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence in identifying and explaining how people are influenced by their interactions in group settings.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HSE-123Interviewing TechniquesClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the purpose, structure, focus, and techniques employed in effective interviewing. Emphasis is placed on observing, attending, listening, responding, recording, and summarizing of personal histories with instructor supervision. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the basic interviewing skills needed to function in the helping relationship.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HSE-125CounselingClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the major approaches to psychotherapy and counseling, including theory, characteristics, and techniques. Emphasis is placed on facilitation of self-exploration, problem solving, decision making, and personal growth. Upon completion, students should be able to understand various theories of counseling and demonstrate counseling techniques.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HSE-210Human Services IssuesClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers current issues and trends in the field of human services. Emphasis is placed on contemporary topics with relevance to special issues in a multi-faceted field. Upon completion, students should be able to integrate the knowledge, skills, and experiences gained in classroom and clinical experiences with emerging trends in the field.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HSE-225Crisis InterventionClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the basic theories and principles of crisis intervention. Emphasis is placed on identifying and demonstrating appropriate and differential techniques for intervening in various crisis situations. Upon completion, students should be able to assess crisis situations and respond appropriately.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HSE-227Children & Adolescents in CrisisClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the crises affecting children and adolescents in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on abuse and neglect, suicide and murder, dysfunctional family living, poverty, and violence. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss intervention strategies and available services for the major contemporary crises affecting children and adolescents.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HUM-110Technology and SocietyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course considers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of technological change. Upon completion, students should be able to critically evaluate the implications of technology.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HUM-115Critical ThinkingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate orally and in writing the use of critical thinking skills in the analysis of appropriate texts.

Pre-requisites: Take DRE-098

Co-requisites: None

 

HUM-120Cultural StudiesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the distinctive features of a particular culture. Topics include art, history, music, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion. Upon completion, students should be able to appreciate the unique character of the study culture.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HUM-121The Nature of AmericaClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an interdisciplinary survey of the American cultural, social, and political experience. Emphasis is placed on the multicultural character of American society, distinctive qualities of various regions, and the American political system. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant cultural, social, and political aspects of American life.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HUM-122Southern CultureClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course explores the major qualities that make the South a distinct region. Topics include music, politics, literature, art, religion, race relations, and the role of social class in historical and contemporary contexts. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the characteristics that distinguish Southern culture.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HUM-150American Womens StudiesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an inter-disciplinary study of the history, literature, and social roles of American women from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on women's roles as reflected in American language usage, education, law, the workplace, and mainstream culture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze the roles of women as reflected in various cultural forms.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HUM-160Introduction to FilmClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the fundamental elements of film artistry and production. Topics include film styles, history, and production techniques, as well as the social values reflected in film art. Upon completion, students should be able to critically analyze the elements covered in relation to selected films.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HUM-180International Cultural ExplorationClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a framework for students to visit, examine, and analyze a country/region outside the United States to learn about the place and people. Emphasis is placed on the distinctive cultural characteristics of a country or region. Upon completion, students should be able to identify similarities/differences, analyze causes/effects, and clearly articulate the impact of one or more cultural elements.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

HYD-110Hydraulics/Pneumatics IClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the basic components and functions of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include standard symbols, pumps, control valves, control assemblies, actuators, FRL, maintenance procedures, and switching and control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of a fluid power system, including design, application, and troubleshooting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ISC-112Industrial SafetyClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the principles of industrial safety. Emphasis is placed on industrial safety and OSHA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of a safe working environment and OSHA compliance.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ISC-115Construction SafetyClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the basic concepts of construction site safety. Topics include ladders, lifting, lock-out/tag-out, personal protective devices, scaffolds, and above/below ground work based on OSHA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of applicable safety regulations and safely participate in construction projects.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

ISC-121Environmental Health & SafetyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers workplace environmental, health, and safety concepts. Emphasis is placed on managing the implementation and enforcement of environmental health and safety regulations and on preventing accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts of environmental health and safety.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

LOG-110Introduction to LogisticsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an overview of logistics. Topics include traffic management, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the different segments of logistics and use the terminology of the industry.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

LOG-215Supply Chain ManagementClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers all activities involved in the flow of products and information between the suppliers, customers, producers, and service providers. Topics include acquiring, purchasing, manufacturing, assembling, and distributing goods and services throughout the supply chain organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the supply chain units, describe the materials management processes, and prepare for the APICS CPIM examination.

Pre-requisites: Take LOG-110

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-111Machining Technology IClass

2

Lab

12

Experience

0

Credit

6

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-111AMachining Technology I (Mill)Class

1

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-111BMachining Technology I (Lathe)Class

1

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-114Intro to MetrologyClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the care and use of precision measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct use of measuring instruments.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-121Intro to CNCClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-122CNC TurningClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC turning centers.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 121 Intro to CNC

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-124CNC MillingClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC machining centers.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 121 Intro to CNC

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-131Blueprint Reading/Mach IClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the basic principles of blueprint reading and sketching. Topics include multi-view drawings; interpretation of conventional lines; and dimensions, notes, and thread notations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic drawings, visualize parts, and make pictorial sketches.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-132Blueprint Reading/Mach IIClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces more complex industrial blueprints. Emphasis is placed on auxiliary views, section views, violations of true project, special views, applications of GD & T, and interpretation of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret complex industrial blueprints.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 131 Blueprint Reading/Mach I

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-142Machining Applications IIClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides instruction in the wide variety of processes associated with machining. Topics include safety, equipment set-up, holding fixtures, tooling, cutting speeds and depths, metal properties, and proper finishes. Upon completion, students should be able to safely demonstrate advanced machining operations, accurately measure components, and produce accurate components with a proper finish.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 111 Machining Technology I or [MAC 111AA and MAC 111AB]

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-143Machining Appl IIIClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides instruction in the field of advanced machining. Emphasis is placed on creating complex components, close-tolerance machining, precise measurement, and proper equipment usage. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to produce an accurately machined component with a quality finish using the proper machining process.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 142 Machining Applications II

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-151Machining CalculationsClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces basic calculations as they relate to machining occupations. Emphasis is placed on basic calculations and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic shop calculations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-152Adv Machining CalcClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course combines mathematical functions with practical machine shop applications and problems. Emphasis is placed on gear ratios, lead screws, indexing problems, and their applications in the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate solutions to machining problems.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 151 Machining Calculations

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-222Advanced CNC TurningClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC turning centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC turning centers.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 122 CNC Turning

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-224Advanced CNC MillingClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC machining centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC machining centers.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 124 CNC Milling

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-228Advanced CNC ProcessesClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers advanced programming, setup, and operation of CNC turning centers and CNC milling centers. Topics include advanced programming formats, control functions, program editing, and part production and inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to manufacture complex parts using CNC turning and milling centers.

Pre-requisites: Take MAC 122 CNC Turning and MAC 124 CNC Milling

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-231CAM: CNC TurningClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces Computer Numerical Control graphics programming and concepts for turning center applications. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of menus to develop a shape file in a graphics CAM system and to develop tool path geometry and part geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a job plan using CAM software, including machine selection, tool selection, operational sequence, speed, feed, and cutting depth.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-232CAM: CNC MillingClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces Computer Numerical Control graphics programming and concepts for machining center applications. Emphasis is placed on developing a shape file in a graphics CAM system and transferring coded information from CAM graphics to the CNC milling center. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a complete job plan using CAM software to create a multi-axis CNC program.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAC-247Production ToolingClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides advanced study in tooling currently utilized in the production of metal parts. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of tooling used on CNC and other production machine tools. Upon completion, students should be able to choose proper tool grades based on manufacturing requirements and troubleshoot carbide tooling problems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-110Mathematical Measurement and LiteracyClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy; and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the use of mathematics and technology to solve practical problems, and to analyze and communicate results.

Pre-requisites: Take All: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-121Algebra/Trigonometry IClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an integrated approach to technology and the skills required to manipulate, display, and interpret mathematical functions and formulas used in problem solving. Topics include the properties of plane and solid geometry, area and volume, and basic proportion applications; simplification, evaluation, and solving of algebraic equations and inequalities and radical functions; complex numbers; right triangle trigonometry; and systems of equations. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use mathematics and technology for problem-solving, analyzing and communicating results.

Pre-requisites: Take All: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, and DMA-060

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-140Survey of MathematicsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an introduction in a non-technical setting to selected topics in mathematics. Topics may include, but are not limited to, sets, logic, probability, statistics, matrices, mathematical systems, geometry, topology, mathematics of finance, and modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to understand a variety of mathematical applications, think logically, and be able to work collaboratively and independently.

Pre-requisites: Take DMA-040 or MAT-070, minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-143Quantitative LiteracyClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment. Emphasis is placed on authentic contexts which will introduce the concepts of numeracy, proportional reasoning, dimensional analysis, rates of growth, personal finance, consumer statistics, practical probabilities, and mathematics for citizenship. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize quantitative information as consumers and to make personal, professional, and civic decisions by decoding, interpreting, using, and communicating quantitative information found in modern media and encountered in everyday life.

Pre-requisites: Take All: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, and DRE-098

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-152Statistical Methods IClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides a project-based approach to introductory statistics with an emphasis on using real-world data and statistical literacy. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate technology to describe important characteristics of a data set, draw inferences about a population from sample data, and interpret and communicate results.

Pre-requisites: Take All: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, and DRE-098

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-171Precalculus AlgebraClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology.

Pre-requisites: Take One Set: Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060, DMA-070, DMA-080 Set 2: MAT-121

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-172Precalculus TrigonometryClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is designed to develop an understanding of topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of trigonometric functions in multiple representations, right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, conic sections, and parametric equations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to trigonometry-related problems with and without technology.

Pre-requisites: Take MAT-171

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-263Brief CalculusClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is designed to introduce concepts of differentiation and integration and their applications to solving problems. Topics include graphing, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on applications drawn from business, economics, and biological and behavioral sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of basic calculus and technology to solve problems and to analyze and communicate results.

Pre-requisites: Take MAT-171

Co-requisites: None

 

MAT-271Calculus IClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is designed to develop the topics of differential and integral calculus. Emphasis is placed on limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to derivative-related problems with and without technology.

Pre-requisites: Take: MAT-172

Co-requisites: None

 

MEC-130MechanismsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the purpose and action of various mechanical devices. Topics include cams, cables, gear trains, differentials, screws, belts, pulleys, shafts, levers, lubricants, and other devices. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, maintain, and troubleshoot the components of mechanical systems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-110Orientation to Medical AssistingClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course covers the history of medicine and the role of the medical assistant in the health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, communication, attitude, behaviors, and duties in the medical environment. Upon completion, students should be able to project a positive attitude and promote the profession of medical assisting.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-112Orientation to Clinic Setting IClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

3

Credit

1

This course provides an early opportunity to observe and/or perform in the medical setting. Emphasis is placed on medical assisting procedures including appointment scheduling, filing, greeting patients, telephone techniques, billing, collections, medical records, and related medical procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to identify administrative and clinical procedures in the medical environment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-118Medical Law and EthicsClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues. Emphasis is placed on legal terms, professional attitudes, and the principles and basic concepts of ethics and laws involved in providing medical services. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the legal and ethical responsibilities of a multi-skilled health professional.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-120Survey of Medical TerminologyClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the vocabulary, abbreviations, and symbols used in the language of medicine. Emphasis is placed on building medical terms using prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define accepted medical terms.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-121Medical Terminology IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-122Medical Terminology IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

Pre-requisites: Take MED-121

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-130Administrative Office Procedures IClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces medical office administrative procedures. Topics include appointment processing, written and oral communications, medical records, patient orientation, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic administrative skills within the medical environment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-131Administrative Office Procedures IIClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides medical office procedures in both economic and management skills. Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory insurance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage the economics of the medical office and supervise personnel.

Pre-requisites: Take MED-130; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-140Examining Room Procedures IClass

3

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course provides instruction in clinical examining room procedures. Topics include asepsis, infection control, assisting with exams and treatment, patient education, preparation and administration of medications, EKG, vital signs, and medical emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in exam room procedures.

Pre-requisites: Take MED-110 and MED-112; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-150Laboratory Procedures IClass

3

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course provides instruction in basic lab techniques used by the medical assistant. Topics include lab safety, quality control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selective tests, phlebotomy, screening and follow-up of test results, and OSHA/CLIA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills based on course topics.

Pre-requisites: Take MED-110 and MED-112; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-232Medical Insurance CodingClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course is designed to develop coding skills. Emphasis is placed on advanced diagnostic and procedural coding in the outpatient facility. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in coding for reimbursement.

Pre-requisites: Take MED-130 MED-121 and MED-122; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-260MED Clinical PracticumClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

15

Credit

5

This course provides the opportunity to apply clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills in a medical facility. Emphasis is placed on enhancing competence in clinical and administrative skills necessary for comprehensive patient care and strengthening professional communications and interactions. Upon completion, students should be able to function as an entry-level health care professional.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-264Medical Assisting OverviewClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides an overview of the complete medical assisting curriculum. Emphasis is placed on all facets of medical assisting pertinent to administrative, laboratory, and clinical procedures performed in the medical environment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas covered on the national certification examination for medical assistants.

Pre-requisites: Take MED-131(S16431);

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-270SymptomatologyClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the study of disease symptoms and the appropriate actions taken by medical assistants in a medical facility in relation to these symptoms. Emphasis is placed on interviewing skills and appropriate triage, preparing patients for procedures, and screening test results. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize how certain symptoms relate to specific diseases, recognize emergency situations, and take appropriate actions.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MED-272Drug TherapyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course focuses on major drug groups, including their side effects, interactions, methods of administration, and proper documentation. Emphasis is placed on the theory of drug administration. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, spell, recognize side effects of, and document the most commonly used medications in a physician's office.

Pre-requisites: Take MED-140;

Co-requisites: None

 

MKT-120Principles of MarketingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces principles and problems of marketing goods and services. Topics include promotion, placement, and pricing strategies for products. Upon completion, students should be able to apply marketing principles in organizational decision making.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MKT-223Customer ServiceClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course stresses the importance of customer relations in the business world. Emphasis is placed on learning how to respond to complex customer requirements and to efficiently handle stressful situations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to handle customer relations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-110Introduction to MltClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces all aspects of the medical laboratory profession. Topics include health care/laboratory organization, professional ethics, basic laboratory techniques, safety, quality assurance, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of laboratory operations and be able to perform basic laboratory skills.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-111Urinalysis & Body FluidsClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the laboratory analysis of urine and body fluids. Topics include physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of the urine and body fluids. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension in performing and interpreting urinalysis and body fluid tests.

Pre-requisites: Take MLT-110 MLT-120;

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-120Hematology/Hemostasis IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the theory and technology used in analyzing blood cells and the study of hemostasis. Topics include hematology, hemostasis, and related laboratory testing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension of hematology/hemostasis, perform diagnostic techniques, and correlate laboratory findings with disorders.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-126Immunology and SerologyClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the immune system and response and basic concepts of antigens, antibodies, and their reactions. Emphasis is placed on basic principles of immunologic and serodiagnostic techniques and concepts of cellular and humoral immunity in health and disease. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension and application in performing and interpreting routine immunologic and serodiagnostic procedures.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-127Transfusion MedicineClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the blood group systems and their applications in transfusion medicine. Emphasis is placed on blood bank techniques including blood grouping and typing, pretransfusion testing, donor selection and processing, and blood component preparation and therapy. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension and application in performing/interpreting routine blood bank procedures and recognizing/resolving common problems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-130Clinical Chemistry IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the quantitative analysis of blood and body fluids and their variations in health and disease. Topics include clinical biochemistry, methodologies, instrumentation, and quality control. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension of clinical chemistry, perform diagnostic techniques, and correlate laboratory findings with disorders.

Pre-requisites: # Take MLT-110; # Take CHM-132(S20490) or CHM-152;

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-140Introduction to MicrobiologyClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces basic techniques and safety procedures in clinical microbiology. Emphasis is placed on the morphology and identification of common pathogenic organisms, aseptic technique, staining techniques, and usage of common media. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension in performing and interpreting basic clinical microbiology procedures.

Pre-requisites: Take MLT-110 MLT-125;

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-215Professional IssuesClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course surveys professional issues in preparation for career entry. Emphasis is placed on work readiness and theoretical concepts in microbiology, immunohematology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in career entry-level areas and be prepared for the national certification examination.

Pre-requisites: Take MLT-110 MLT-120 MLT-130 MLT-111 MLT-125 MLT-140;

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-216Professional IssuesClass

0

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course surveys professional issues in preparation for career entry. Emphasis is placed on work readiness and theoretical concepts in microbiology, immunohematology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in career entry-level areas and be prepared for the national certification examination.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-217Professional IssuesClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course surveys professional issues in preparation for career entry. Emphasis is placed on work readiness and theoretical concepts in microbiology, immunohematology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in career entry-level areas and be prepared for the national certification examination.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-220Hematology/Hemostasis IIClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the theories and techniques used in the advanced analysis of human blood cells and hemostasis. Emphasis is placed on the study of hematologic disorders, abnormal cell development and morphology, and related testing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a theoretical comprehension and application of abnormal hematology and normal and abnormal hemostasis.

Pre-requisites: Take MLT-110 MLT-120;

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-240Special Clinical MicrobiologyClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to introduce special techniques in clinical microbiology. Emphasis is placed on advanced areas in microbiology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical comprehension in performing and interpreting specialized clinical microbiology procedures.

Pre-requisites: Take MLT-140 or BIO-175;

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-253MLT Practicum IClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

9

Credit

3

This course provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience. Emphasis is placed on technique, accuracy, and precision. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate entry-level competence on final clinical evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take MLT-110 MLT-251;

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-265MLT Practicum IIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

15

Credit

5

This course provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience. Emphasis is placed on technique, accuracy, and precision. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate entry-level competence on final clinical evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take MLT-110 MLT-251 MLT-253;

Co-requisites: None

 

MLT-275MLT Practicum IIIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

15

Credit

5

This course provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience. Emphasis is placed on technique, accuracy, and precision. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate entry-level competence on final clinical evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take MLT-110 MLT-251 MLT-253 MLT-265;

Co-requisites: None

 

MNT-110Introduction to Maintenance ProceduresClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers basic maintenance fundamentals for power transmission equipment. Topics include equipment inspection, lubrication, alignment, and other scheduled maintenance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of accepted maintenance procedures and practices according to current industry standards.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MUS-110Music AppreciationClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MUS-112Introduction to JazzClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the origins and musical components of jazz and the contributions of its major artists. Emphasis is placed on the development of discriminating listening habits, as well as the investigation of the styles and structural forms of the jazz idiom. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in listening and understanding this form of American music.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MUS-113American MusicClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces various musical styles, influences, and composers of the United States from pre-Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the broad variety of music particular to American culture. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of American music.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

MUS-210History of Rock MusicClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a survey of Rock music from the early 1950's to the present. Emphasis is placed on musical groups, soloists, and styles related to the evolution of this idiom and on related historical and social events. Upon completion, students should be able to identify specific styles and to explain the influence of selected performers within their respective eras.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

NAS-101Nursing Assistant IClass

3

Lab

4

Experience

3

Credit

6

This course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting. Topics include communications, safety, patients' rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

NAS-102Nursing Assistant IIClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

6

Credit

6

This course provides training in selected advanced nursing assistant procedures. Emphasis is placed on sterile techniques, respiratory procedures, catheterizations, wound and trach care, irrigations, and ostomy care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Assistant II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

NAS-106Geriatric AideClass

5

Lab

0

Experience

3

Credit

6

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Nurse Aide I providing care to the aging population. Emphasis is placed on the person-centered care, stress management, health promotion, dementia/challenging behaviors, mental health issues, and end-of-life/palliative care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and provide safe care for the aging population and are eligible to be listed on the North Carolina Geriatric Nurse Aide registry.

Pre-requisites: Take NAS-101

Co-requisites: None

 

NET-110Networking ConceptsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces students to the networking field. Topics include network terminology and protocols, local-area networks, wide-area networks, OSI model, cabling, router programming, Ethernet, IP addressing, and network standards. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, and models, media, Ethernet, subnetting, and TCP/IP Protocols.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

NET-125Networking BasicsClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the networking field. Emphasis is placed on network terminology and protocols, local-area networks, wide-area networks, OSI model, cabling, router programming, Ethernet, IP addressing, and network standards. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, and models, media, Ethernet, subnetting, and TCP/IP Protocols.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

NET-126Routing BasicsClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course focuses on initial router configuration, router software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, and access control lists (ACLs). Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of router configuration, managing router software, routing protocol, and access lists. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of routers and their role in WANs, router configuration, routing protocols, TCP/IP, troubleshooting, and ACLs.

Pre-requisites: Take NET-125

Co-requisites: None

 

NET-225Routing & Switching IClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course focuses on advanced IP addressing techniques, intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, VLANs, STP, and VTP. Emphasis will be placed on application and demonstration of skills acquired in pre-requisite courses. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to VLSM, routing protocols, switching concepts and configuration, STP, VLANs, and VTP.

Pre-requisites: Take NET-126

Co-requisites: None

 

NET-226Routing and Switching IIClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces WAN theory and design, WAN technology, PPP, Frame Relay, ISDN, and additional case studies. Topics include network congestion problems, TCP/IP transport and network layer protocols, advanced routing and switching configuration, ISDN protocols, PPP encapsulation operations on a router. Upon completion, students should be able to provide solutions for network routing problems, identify ISDN protocols, and describe the Spanning Tree protocol.

Pre-requisites: Take NET-225

Co-requisites: None

 

NOS-110Operating Systems ConceptsClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces students to a broad range of operating system concepts, including installation and maintenance. Emphasis is place on operating system concepts, management, maintenance, and resources required. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of OS concepts, installation, management, maintenance, using a variety of operating systems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

NOS-120Linux/UNIX Single UserClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course develops the necessary skills for students to develop both GUI and command line skills for using and customizing a Linux workstation. Topics include Linux file system and access permissions, GNOME Interface, VI editor, X Window System expression pattern matching, I/O redirection, network and printing utilities. Upon completion, students should be able to customize and use Linux systems for command line requirements and desktop productivity roles.

Pre-requisites: Take One: CET-211, CTI-130, or NOS-110

Co-requisites: None

 

NOS-130Windows Single UserClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces operating system concepts for single-user systems. Topics include hardware management, file and memory management, system configuration/optimization, and utilities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform operating systems functions at the support level in a single-user environment.

Pre-requisites: Take One: NOS-110

Co-requisites: None

 

NOS-230Windows Administration IClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the installation and configuration of a Windows Server operating system. Emphasis is placed on the basic configuration of core network services, Active Directory and group policies. Upon completion, students should be able to install and configure a Windows Server operating system.

Pre-requisites: Take NOS-110

Co-requisites: None

 

NOS-231Windows Administration IIClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the management of a Windows Server operating system. Emphasis is placed on the deployment of print services, network services, Active Directory, group policies and access controls. Upon completion, students should be able to deploy and manage services on a Windows Server operating system.

Pre-requisites: Take NOS-230

Co-requisites: None

 

NOS-232Windows Administration IIIClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers management and configuration of a highly available Windows Server operating system. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures for network services and access controls. Upon completion, students should be able to manage and configure a highly available Windows Server operating system.

Pre-requisites: Take NOS-230 and NOS-231

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-111Introduction to Health ConceptsClass

4

Lab

6

Experience

6

Credit

8

This course introduces the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including medication administration, assessment, nutrition, ethics, interdisciplinary teams, informatics, evidence-based practice, individual-centered care, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Pre-requisites: Take BIO-165 PSY-150 ACA-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-112Health-Illness ConceptsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

6

Credit

5

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of acid-base, metabolism, cellular regulation, oxygenation, infection, stress/coping, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing care, safety, quality improvement, and informatics. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Pre-requisites: Take NUR-111; Take NUR-117 BIO-165 PSY-150 ACA-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-113Family Health ConceptsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

6

Credit

5

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of oxygenation, sexuality, reproduction, grief/loss, mood/affect, behaviors, development, family, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing care, safety, and advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Pre-requisites: Take NUR-111 NUR-112 NUR-117 NUR-212 ACA-111 BIO-165 BIO-166 PSY-150 PSY-241;

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-114Holistic Health ConceptsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

6

Credit

5

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, inflammation, sensory perception, stress/coping, mood/affect, cognition, self, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Pre-requisites: Take NUR-111 NUR-117 NUR-112 NUR-212 NUR-113 NUR-211 BIO-165 BIO-166 PSY-150 PSY-241 ACA-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-117PharmacologyClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces information concerning sources, effects, legalities, and the safe use of medications as therapeutic agents. Emphasis is placed on nursing responsibility, accountability, pharmocokinetics, routes of medication administration, contraindications and side effects.Upon completion, students should be able to compute dosages and administer medication safely.

Pre-requisites: Take BIO-165 PSY-150 ACA-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-211Health Care ConceptsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

6

Credit

5

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, infection, immunity, mobility, comfort, behaviors, health-wellness-illness, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, managing care, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Pre-requisites: Take NUR-111 NUR-117 NUR-112 NUR-212 NUR-113 BIO-165 BIO-166 PSY-150 PSY-241 ACA-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-212Health System ConceptsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

6

Credit

5

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of grief/loss, violence, health-wellness-illness, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, legal issues, policy, healthcare systems, ethics, accountability, and evidence-based practice. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course

Pre-requisites: Take NUR-111 NUR-117 NUR-112 BIO-165 PSY-150 ACA-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-213Complex Health ConceptsClass

4

Lab

3

Experience

15

Credit

10

This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, perfusion, mobility, stress/coping, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, managing care, healthcare systems, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide quality, individualized, entry level nursing care.

Pre-requisites: Take NUR-111

Co-requisites: Take All: NUR-112, NUR-113, NUR-114, NUR-211, and NUR-212

 

NUR-214Nsg Transition ConceptsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

3

Credit

4

This course is designed to introduce concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing as the LPN transitions to the ADN role. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including evidenced-based practice, quality improvement, communication, safety, interdisciplinary team, clinical decision-making, informatics, assessment, caring, and health-wellness-illness. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-221LPN to ADN Concepts IClass

6

Lab

0

Experience

9

Credit

9

This course is designed for the LPN to ADN student to explore the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of safety, perfusion, inflammation, oxygenation, mood/affect, behavior, development, family, health-wellness-illness, sensory perception, stress/coping, cognition, self, violence, and professional behaviors. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

NUR-223LPN to ADN Concepts IIClass

6

Lab

0

Experience

9

Credit

9

This course is designed for the LPN to ADN student to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, thermoregulation, oxygenation, tissue integrity, infection, perfusion, mobility, reproduction, sexuality, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, accountability, advocacy, and collaboration. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide quality, individualized, entry-level nursing care.

Pre-requisites: Take NUR-221

Co-requisites: None

 

OST-131KeyboardingClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to key at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

OST-136Word ProcessingClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

Pre-requisites: Take CIS-110;

Co-requisites: None

 

PED-111Physical Fitness IClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides an individualized approach to physical fitness utilizing the five major components. Emphasis is placed on the scientific basis for setting up and engaging in personalized physical fitness programs. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and implement an individualized physical fitness program.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PED-113Aerobics IClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course introduces a program of cardiovascular fitness involving continuous, rhythmic exercise. Emphasis is placed on developing cardiovascular efficiency, strength, and flexibility and on safety precautions. Upon completion, students should be able to select and implement a rhythmic aerobic exercise program.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PED-125Self-Defense: BeginningClass

0

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course is designed to aid students in developing rudimentary skills in self-defense. Emphasis is placed on stances, blocks, punches, and kicks as well as non-physical means of self-defense. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic self-defense techniques of a physical and non-physical nature.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PHI-215Philosophical IssuesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the views of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and belief, appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the philosophical components of an issue.

Pre-requisites: Take ENG-111

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-110Introduction to PharmacyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces pharmacy practice and the technician's role in a variety of pharmacy settings. Topics include medical terminology and abbreviations, drug delivery systems, law and ethics, prescription and medication orders, and the health care system. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the role of pharmacy technicians, read and interpret drug orders, describe quality assurance, and utilize pharmacy references.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take All: PHM-111 PHM-115 ACA-111 BIO-163

 

PHM-111Pharmacy Practice IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take All: PHM-110 PHM-115 ACA-111 BIO-163

 

PHM-115Pharmacy CalculationsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an introduction to the metric, avoirdupois, and apothecary systems of measurement and the calculations used in pharmacy practice. Topics include ratio and proportion, dosage determinations, percentage preparations, reducing and enlarging formulas, dilution and concentration, aliquots, specific gravity and density, and flow rates. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly perform calculations required to properly prepare a medication order.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take All: PHM-110 PHM-111 ACA-111 BIO-163

 

PHM-118Sterile ProductsClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides an introduction to intravenous admixture preparation and other sterile products, including total parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy. Topics include aseptic techniques; facilities, equipment, and supplies utilized in admixture preparation; incompatibility and stability; laminar flow hoods; immunizations and irrigation solutions; and quality assurance. Upon completion, students should be able to describe and demonstrate the steps involved in preparation of intermittent and continuous infusions, total parenteral nutrition, and chemotherapy.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-110 and PHM-111 Take PHM-115(S21733) PHM-140 PHM-160;

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-120Pharmacology IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the study of the properties, effects, and therapeutic value of the primary agents in the major drug categories. Topics include nutritional products, blood modifiers, hormones, diuretics, cardiovascular agents, respiratory drugs, and gastrointestinal agents. Upon completion, students should be able to place major drugs into correct therapeutic categories and identify indications, side effects, and trade and generic names.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-110(S21732) PHM-111 PHM-115(S21733) PHM-140 PHM-160;

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-125Pharmacology IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a continuation of the study of the properties, effects, and therapeutic value of the primary agents in the major drug categories. Topics include autonomic and central nervous system agents, anti-inflammatory agents, and anti-infective drugs. Upon completion, students should be able to place major drugs into correct therapeutic categories and identify indications, side effects, and trade and generic names.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-120

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-132Pharmacy ClinicalClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

6

Credit

2

This course provides an opportunity to work in pharmacy settings under a pharmacist's supervision. Emphasis is placed on effective communication with personnel, developing proper employee attitude, and dispensing of medications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pharmacy operations, utilize references, dispense medications, prepare patient charges, and efficiently operate computers.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-110(S21732) PHM-111 PHM-115(S21733) PHM-140 PHM-160;

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-134Pharmacy ClinicalClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

12

Credit

4

This course provides an opportunity to work in pharmacy settings under a pharmacist's supervision. Emphasis is placed on effective communication with personnel, developing proper employee attitude, and dispensing of medications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pharmacy operations, utilize references, dispense medications, prepare patient charges, and efficiently operate computers.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-138Pharmacy ClinicalClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

24

Credit

8

This course provides an opportunity to work in pharmacy settings under a pharmacist's supervision. Emphasis is placed on effective communication with personnel, developing proper employee attitude, and dispensing of medications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pharmacy operations, utilize references, dispense medications, prepare patient charges, and efficiently operate computers.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-265 PHM-155 PHM-150 PHM-132 PHM-134 PHM-125 PHM-118 PHM-140 PHM-165 PHM-120 PHM-115(S21733) PHM-111 PHM-110(S21732);

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-140Trends in PharmacyClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the major issues, trends, and concepts in contemporary pharmacy practice. Topics include professional ethics, continuing education, job placement, and the latest developments in pharmacy technician practice. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the topics discussed.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-110(S21732) PHM-111 PHM-115(S21733);

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-150Hospital PharmacyClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides an in-depth study of hospital pharmacy practice. Topics include hospital organizational structure, committee functions, utilization of reference works, purchasing and inventory control, drug delivery systems, and intravenous admixture preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain hospital organization/committee functions, interpret and enter patient orders, fill unit-dose cassettes, and prepare intravenous admixtures.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take PHM-118

 

PHM-155Community PharmacyClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the operational procedures relating to retail pharmacy. Emphasis is placed on a general knowledge of over-the-counter products, prescription processing, business/inventory management, and specialty patient services. Upon completion, students should be able to provide technical assistance and support to the retail pharmacist.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-110(S21732) PHM-111 PHM-115(S21733) PHM-140 PHM-160;

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-160Pharm Dosage FormsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a study of pharmaceutical dosage forms and considerations in their manufacture. Topics include bioavailability, routes of administration, tablets, capsules, solutions, syrups, suspensions, elixirs, aerosols, transdermals, topicals, ophthalmics, otics, and other dosage forms. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the characteristics of the major dosage forms and explain how these characteristics affect the action of the drug.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-110 PHM-111 PHM-115

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-165Pharmacy Prof PracticeClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides a general overview of all aspects of pharmacy technician practice. Emphasis is placed on pharmacy law, calculations, compounding, pharmacology, and pharmacy operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas required for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PHM-265Professional IssuesClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a comprehensive discussion of topics common to the practice of the pharmacy technician. Emphasis is placed on application of professional competencies including legal/ethical issues, leadership/management concepts and employability skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in pharmacy workplace skills and leadership/management roles.

Pre-requisites: Take PHM-110(S21732) PHM-111 PHM-115(S21733) PHM-165;

Co-requisites: None

 

PHY-110Conceptual PhysicsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PHY-110AConceptual Physics LabClass

0

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110.

Pre-requisites: Take PHY-110;

Co-requisites: Take PHY-110

 

PHY-131Physics-MechanicsClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This algebra/trigonometry-based course introduces fundamental physical concepts as applied to engineering technology fields. Topics include systems of units, problem-solving methods, graphical analysis, vectors, motion, forces, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, power, momentum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles studied to applications in engineering technology fields.

Pre-requisites: Take One: MAT-121 or MAT-171

Co-requisites: None

 

PHY-151College Physics IClass

3

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

Pre-requisites: Take MAT-171

Co-requisites: None

 

PMT-110Introduction to Project ManagementClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces project management fundamentals and principles for organizing, planning, implementing, and controlling nonroutine activities to achieve schedule, budget and performance objectives. Topics include project life cycles; work breakdown structures; responsibility matrixes; as well as planning and control methods such as PERT/CPM and Gantt charts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge, strategies, and techniques needed to create and execute plans for project development and management.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

POL-120American GovernmentClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of American government. Topics include the constitutional framework, federalism, the three branches of government including the bureaucracy, civil rights and liberties, political participation and behavior, and policy process. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and participatory processes of the American political system.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

POL-220International RelationsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a study of the effects of ideologies, trade, armaments, and alliances on relations among nation-states. Emphasis is placed on regional and global cooperation and conflict, economic development, trade, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions such as the World Court and UN. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss major international relationships, institutions, and problems.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PSY-118Interpersonal PsychologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the basic principles of psychology as they relate to personal and professional development. Emphasis is placed on personality traits, communication/leadership styles, effective problem solving, and cultural diversity as they apply to personal and work environments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these principles of psychology as they apply to personal and professional development.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PSY-150General PsychologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

PSY-231Forensic PsychologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces students to concepts which unite psychology and the legal system. Topics include defining competency, insanity, involuntary commitment, as well as introducing forensic assessment techniques, such as interviewing process, specialized assessments, and collecting collateral information. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge in areas of forensic psychology: risk assessment, criminal competencies, insanity, psychopathology, and mentally disordered offenders.

Pre-requisites: Take PSY-150

Co-requisites: None

 

PSY-241Developmental PsychologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a study of human growth and development. Emphasis is placed on major theories and perspectives as they relate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development across the life span.

Pre-requisites: Take PSY-150

Co-requisites: None

 

PSY-255Intro to ExceptionalityClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the psychology of the exceptional person. Topics include theoretical perspectives, terminology, and interventions pertaining to various handicapping conditions as well as the resulting psychosocial adjustments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the potentials and limitations of the exceptional person.

Pre-requisites: Take PSY-150

Co-requisites: None

 

PSY-281Abnormal PsychologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an examination of the various psychological disorders, as well as theoretical, clinical, and experimental perspectives of the study of psychopathology. Emphasis is placed on terminology, classification, etiology, assessment, and treatment of the major disorders. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior patterns as well as demonstrate knowledge of etiology, symptoms, and therapeutic techniques.

Pre-requisites: Take PSY-150; Take PSY-150; From rule CMR.MINC;

Co-requisites: None

 

RAD-110Rad Intro & Patient CareClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an overview of the radiography profession and student responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on basic principles of patient care, radiation protection, technical factors, and medical terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic skills in these areas.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-111 and RAD-151

 

RAD-111RAD Procedures IClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the chest, abdomen, extremities, spine, and pelvis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-110 and RAD-151

 

RAD-112RAD Procedures IIClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the skull, bony thorax, and gastrointestinal, biliary, and urinary systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Pre-requisites: Take BIO-163 MAT-140 RAD-110 RAD-111 and RAD-151; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

RAD-121Radiographic Imaging IClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides the basic principles of imaging. Emphasis is placed on the factors that impact density, contrast, recorded detail, and distortion. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic radiographic imaging.

Pre-requisites: Take All: RAD-110, RAD-111, and RAD-151

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-112 and RAD-161

 

RAD-122Radiographic Imaging IIClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides advanced principles of imaging including digital radiography. Emphasis is placed on the factors that impact brightness, contrast, recorded detail, and distortion. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced principles of imaging.

Pre-requisites: Take All: RAD-112, RAD-121, and RAD-161

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-131, and RAD-171

 

RAD-131Radiographic Physics IClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the principles of radiation characteristics and production. Emphasis is placed on imaging equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of radiation characteristics and production.

Pre-requisites: Take RAD-121

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-122 and RAD-171

 

RAD-151RAD Clinical Ed IClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

6

Credit

2

This course introduces patient management and basic radiographic procedures in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on mastering positioning of the chest and extremities, manipulating equipment, and applying principles of ALARA. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-110 and RAD-111

 

RAD-161RAD Clinical Ed IIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

15

Credit

5

This course provides additional experience in patient management and in more complex radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on mastering positioning of the spine, pelvis, head and neck, and thorax and adapting procedures to meet patient variations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Pre-requisites: Take BIO-163 MAT-140 RAD-110 RAD-111 and RAD-151; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-112 and RAD-121

 

RAD-171RAD Clinical Ed IIIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

12

Credit

4

This course provides experience in patient management specific to fluoroscopic and advanced radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on applying appropriate technical factors to all studies and mastering positioning of gastrointestinal and urological studies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Pre-requisites: Take All: RAD-112, RAD-121, and RAD-161

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-122 and RAD-131

 

RAD-211Radiographic Procedures IIIClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard and specialty radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiographic specialty procedures, sectional anatomy, and advanced imaging. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these areas.

Pre-requisites: Take All: RAD-122, RAD-131, and RAD-171

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-231, RAD-241, and RAD-251

 

RAD-231Radiographic Physics IIClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides advanced principles of radiation characteristics and production including digital imaging and Computed Tomography (CT). Emphasis is placed on imaging equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of radiation characteristics and production.

Pre-requisites: Take One: RAD-131 or RAD-171

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-211, RAD-241, and RAD-251

 

RAD-241Radiobiology/ProtectionClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the principles of radiation protection and radiobiology. Topics include the effects of ionizing radiation on body tissues, protective measures for limiting exposure to the patient and personnel, and radiation monitoring devices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the effects and uses of radiation in diagnostic radiology.

Pre-requisites: Take All: RAD-122, RAD-131, and RAD-171

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-211, RAD-231, and RAD-251

 

RAD-245Image AnalysisClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides an overview of image analysis and introduces methods of quality management. Topics include image evaluation, pathology, quality control, and quality assurance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of image analysis and quality management.

Pre-requisites: Take All: RAD-211, RAD-231, RAD-241, and RAD-251

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-261 and RAD-271

 

RAD-251RAD Clinical Ed IVClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

21

Credit

7

This course provides the opportunity to continue mastering all basic radiographic procedures and to attain experience in advanced areas. Emphasis is placed on equipment operation, pathological recognition, pediatric and geriatric variations, and a further awareness of radiation protection requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Pre-requisites: Take All: RAD-122, RAD-131, and RAD-171

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-211, RAD-231, and RAD-241

 

RAD-261Radiographic Clinical Education VClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

21

Credit

7

This course is designed to enhance expertise in all radiographic procedures, patient management, radiation protection, and image production and evaluation. Emphasis is placed on developing an autonomous approach to the diversity of clinical situations and successfully adapting to those procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Pre-requisites: Take RAD-251

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-245 and RAD-271

 

RAD-271Radiography CapstoneClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides an opportunity to exhibit problem-solving skills required for certification. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and integration of didactic and clinical components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrat the knowledge required of an entry-level radiographer.

Pre-requisites: Take ENG-111 RAD-211 RAD-231 RAD-241 and RAD-251; Minimum grade C;

Co-requisites: Take All: RAD-245, and RAD-261

 

RCP-110Intro to Respiratory CareClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the respiratory care profession. Topics include the role of the respiratory care practitioner, medical gas administration, basic patient assessment, infection control, and medical terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-111Therapeutics/DiagnosticsClass

4

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course is a continuation of RCP 110. Emphasis is placed on entry-level therapeutic and diagnostic procedures used in respiratory care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-110; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-112Patient ManagementClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides entry-level skills in adult/pediatric mechanical ventilation and respiratory care procedures in traditional and alternative settings. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic modalities and physiological effects of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, home care, mechanical ventilation, and monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-111

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-113RCP PharmacologyClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers the drugs used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. Emphasis is placed on the uses, actions, indications, administration, and hazards of pharmacological agents. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence though written evaluations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-114C-P Anatomy & PhysiologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides a concentrated study of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology, acid/base balance, and blood gas interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these concepts through written evaluation.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-115C-P PathophysiologyClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the etiology, pathogenesis, and physiology of cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders. Emphasis is placed on clinical signs and symptoms along with diagnoses, complications, prognoses, and management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these concepts through written evaluations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-122Special Practice LabClass

0

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides additional laboratory learning opportunities in respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic procedures and equipment management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through laboratory evaluations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-123Special Practice LabClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides additional laboratory learning opportunities in respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic procedures and equipment management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through laboratory evaluations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-145RCP Clinical Practice IIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

15

Credit

5

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-110; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: Take RCP-111

 

RCP-154RCP Clinical Practice IIIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

12

Credit

4

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-111

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-210Critical Care ConceptsClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course provides further refinement of acute patient care and underlying pathophysiology. Topics include a continuation in the study of mechanical ventilation, underlying pathophysiology, and introduction of critical care monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-111;

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-211Adv Monitoring/ProceduresClass

3

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course includes advanced information gathering and decision making for the respiratory care professional. Topics include advanced cardiac monitoring and special procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate, design, and recommend appropriate care plans through written and laboratory evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-210; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-213Neonatal/Ped's ConceptsClass

2

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course provides in-depth coverage of the concepts of neonatal and pediatric respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on neonatal and pediatric pathophysiology and on the special therapeutic needs of neonates and children. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these concepts through written evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-111

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-215Career Prep-Adv LevelClass

0

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides preparation for employment and the advanced-level practitioner credentialing exam. Emphasis is placed on review of the NBRC Advanced-Level Practitioner Exam and supervision and management. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully complete the appropriate self-assessment examinations and meet the requirements for employment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-222Special Practice LabClass

0

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides additional laboratory learning opportunities in respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic procedures and equipment management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through laboratory evaluations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

RCP-234RCP Clinical Practice IVClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

12

Credit

4

This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-111

Co-requisites: Take RCP-210

 

RCP-245RCP Clinical Practice VClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

15

Credit

5

This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Pre-requisites: Take RCP-210; Minimum grade C

Co-requisites: Take RCP-211

 

REL-110World ReligionsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the world's major religious traditions. Topics include Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religions studied.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

REL-111Eastern ReligionsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the major Asian religious traditions. Topics include Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religions studied.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

REL-112Western ReligionsClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the major western religious traditions. Topics include Zoroastrianism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religions studied.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

REL-211Introduction to Old TestamentClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a survey of the literature of the Hebrews with readings from the law, prophets, and other writings. Emphasis is placed on the use of literary, historical, archeological, and cultural analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand Old Testament literature.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

REL-212Introduction to New TestamentClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a survey of the literature of first-century Christianity with readings from the gospels, Acts, and the Pauline and pastoral letters. Topics include the literary structure, audience, and religious perspective of the writings, as well as the historical and cultural context of the early Christian community. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand New Testament literature.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

REL-221Religion in AmericaClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is an examination of religious beliefs and practice in the United States. Emphasis is placed on mainstream religious traditions and non-traditional religious movements from the Colonial period to the present. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and appreciate the diversity of religious traditions in America.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SAB-110Substance Abuse OverviewClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an overview of the core concepts in substance abuse and dependence. Topics include the history of drug use/abuse, effects on societal members, treatment of addiction, and preventive measures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the etiology of drug abuse, addiction, prevention, and treatment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SAB-137Co-DependencyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the adult child concept and co-dependency as syndromes of the addictive process. Emphasis is placed on treatment and recovery within the context of a paradigm shift which allows the individual to choose a healthy model of life. Upon completion, students should be able to assess levels of co-dependency and associated levels of physical and mental health and develop strategies to enhance health.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SAB-210Sub Abuse CounselingClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides theory and skills acquisition by utilizing intervention strategies designed to obtain therapeutic information, support recovery, and prevent relapse. Topics include counseling individuals and dysfunctional families, screening instruments, counseling techniques and approaches, recovery and relapse, and special populations. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss issues critical to recovery, identify intervention models, and initiate a procedure culminating in cognitive/behavioral change.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SEC-110Security ConceptsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, students should be able to identify information security risks, create an information security policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SEC-160Security Administration IClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an overview of security administration and fundamentals of designing security architectures. Topics include networking technologies, TCP/IP concepts, protocols, network traffic analysis, monitoring, and security best practices. Upon completion, students should be able to identify normal network traffic using network analysis tools and design basic security defenses.

Pre-requisites: Take SEC-110

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-111Introduction to Simulation and Game DevelopmentClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides students with an introduction to simulation and game development. Topics include setting, storytelling, narrative, character design, interface design, game play, internal economy, core mechanics, game genres, AI, the psychology of game design and professionalism. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the major aspects of simulation and game design and development.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-112Simulation and Game Development DesignClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the fundamentals of simulation and game design. Topics include industry standards and design elements for simulation and games. Upon completion, students should be able to design simple simulations and/or games.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-113Simulation and Game Development ProgrammingClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the fundamentals of programming languages and tools employed in simulation and game development. Emphasis is placed on programming concepts used to create simulations and games. Upon completion, students should be able to program simple games and/or simulations.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-1143D ModelingClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the tools required to create three-dimensional (3D) models. Emphasis is placed on exploring tools used to create 3D models. Upon completion, students should be able to create and animate 3D models using 3D modeling tools.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-116Graphic Design ToolsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces students to computer-based graphic design tools and their use within the context of simulation and game design. Topics include texture creation, map creation, and introduction to advanced level graphic design techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to competently use and explain industry-standard graphic design software.

Pre-requisites: Take SGD-114;

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-125Simulation and Game Artificial IntelligenceClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the artificial intelligence concepts related to simulation and game development. Emphasis is placed on expert systems. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the basic concepts and procedures related to the development of artificial intelligence systems used in simulation and games.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-161Simulation and Game AnimationClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the fundamental principles of animation used in simulation and game development. Emphasis is placed on historical survey of animation, aspects of the animation process and animation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to produce character sketches, morph simple objects, create walk and run cycles and develop professional storyboards.

Pre-requisites: Take SGD-114;

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-162Simulation and Game 3-D AnimationClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the fundamental principles of 3D animation used in simulation and game development. Emphasis is placed on a historical survey of 3D animation, aspects of the 3D animation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to produce 3D character sketches, morph simple objects, create walk and run cycles and develop professional storyboards.

Pre-requisites: Take SGD-161;

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-164Simulation and Game Audio and VideoClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces various aspects of audio and video and their application in simulations and games. Topics include techniques for producing and editing audio and video for multiple digital mediums. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and edit audio and video for simulations and games.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-165Simulation and Game Character DevelopmentClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the concepts needed to create fictional personality for use in digital videos, animations, simulations and games. Topics include aspects of character, developing backgrounds, mannerisms and voice. Upon completion, students should be able to develop characters and backgrounds for simulations and games.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-212Simulation and Game Development Design IIClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the advanced principles of simulation and game design. Topics include advanced design concepts in simulation and game development. Upon completion, students should be able to design an advanced simulation or game.

Pre-requisites: Take SGD-112

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-213Simulation Game Development Programming IIClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers advanced programming concepts used to create simulations and games. Emphasis is placed on acquiring advanced programming skills for use in creating simulations and games. Upon completion, students should be able to program an advanced simulation or game.

Pre-requisites: Take One: SGD-113, CSC-134, CSC-151 or CSC-153

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-2143D Modeling IIClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the tools used to create and animate advanced 3 dimensional models. Emphasis is placed on identifying and utilizing the tools required to create and animate advanced 3D models. Upon completion, students should be able to create and animate advanced 3D models using 3D modeling tools.

Pre-requisites: Take SGD-114

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-285Simulation and Game Software EngineeringClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces object oriented software engineering concepts related to simulation and game development. Topics include systematic approaches to the development, operation and maintenance of simulations and games. Upon completion, students should be able to apply software engineering techniques to the development of simulations and games.

Pre-requisites: Take SGD-212 SGD-213 or SGD-214;

Co-requisites: None

 

SGD-289Simulation and Game Development ProjectClass

2

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides students with the opportunity to create a functional simulation or game with minimal instructor support. Emphasis is placed upon verbal and written communication, skill documentation, professional presentation and user training. Upon completion, students should be able to create and professionally present a fully functional simulation or game.

Pre-requisites: Take SGD-212 SGD-213 SGD-214 or SGD-285;

Co-requisites: None

 

SOC-210Introduction to SociologyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions. Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SOC-213Sociology of the FamilyClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the institution of the family and other intimate relationships. Emphasis is placed on mate selection, gender roles, sexuality, communication, power and conflict, parenthood, diverse lifestyles, divorce and remarriage, and economic issues. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze the family as a social institution and the social forces which influence its development and change.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SOC-232Social Context of AgingClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an overview of the social implications of the aging process. Emphasis is placed on the roles of older adults within families, work and economics, politics, religion, education, and health care. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze changing perceptions, diverse lifestyles, and social and cultural realities of older adults.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SPA-111Elementary Spanish IClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SPA-112Elementary Spanish IIClass

3

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is a continuation of SPA 111 focusing on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate further cultural awareness.

Pre-requisites: Take SPA-111

Co-requisites: None

 

SPA-181Spanish Lab 1Class

0

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

SPA-182Spanish Lab 2Class

0

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Pre-requisites: Take SPA-181

Co-requisites: None

 

TRN-110Intro to Transport TechClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course covers workplace safety, hazardous materials, environmental regulations, hand tools, service information, basic concepts, vehicle systems, and common transportation industry terminology. Topics include familiarization with major vehicle systems, proper use of various hand and power tools, material safety data sheets, and personal protective equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate appropriate safety procedures, identify and use basic shop tools, and describe government regulations regarding transportation repair facilities.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

TRN-180Basic Welding TranspClass

1

Lab

4

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course covers the terms and procedures for welding various metals used in the transportation industry with an emphasis on personal safety and environmental health. Topics include safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification methods, types of welds/joints, techniques, inspection methods, cutting processes and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standard

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WBL-110World of WorkClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course covers basic knowledge necessary for gaining and maintaining employment. Topics include job search skills, work ethic, meeting employer expectations, workplace safety, and human relations. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully make the transition from school to work.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WBL-111Work-Based Learning IClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

10

Credit

1

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WBL-112Work-Based Learning IClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

20

Credit

2

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

Pre-requisites: Take BMT-213

Co-requisites: Take WBL-115

 

WBL-115Work-Based Learning Seminar IClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course description may be written by the individual colleges.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take One: WBL-111, WBL-112, WBL-113 or WBL-114

 

WBL-121Work-Based Learning IIClass

0

Lab

0

Experience

10

Credit

1

This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WBL-125Work-Based Learning Seminar IIClass

1

Lab

0

Experience

0

Credit

1

This course description may be written by the individual colleges.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: Take One: WBL-121, WBL-122, WBL-123 or WBL-124

 

WEB-110Internet/Web FundamentalsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard markup language and services of the Internet. Topics include creating web pages, search engines, FTP, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to deploy a hand-coded website created with mark-up language, and effectively use and understand the function of search engines.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WEB-111Introduction to Web GraphicsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the creation of web graphics, and addressing problems peculiar to WWW display using appropriate software. Topics include web graphics file types, optimization, RGB color, web typography, elementary special effects, transparency, animation, slicing, basic photo manipulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to create graphics, such as animated banners, buttons, backgrounds, logos, and manipulate photographic images for Web delivery.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WEB-115Web Markup and ScriptingClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) standard client-side Internet programming using industry-established practices. Topics include JavaScript, markup elements, stylesheets, validation, accessibility, standards, and browsers. Upon completion, students should be able to develop hand-coded web pages using current markup standards.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WEB-140Web Development ToolsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course provides an introduction to web development software suites. Topics include the creation of web sites and applets using web development software. Upon completion, students should be able to create entire web sites and supporting applets.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-110Cutting ProcessesClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-112Basic Welding ProcessesClass

1

Lab

3

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces basic welding and cutting. Emphasis is placed on beads applied with gases, mild steel fillers, and electrodes and the capillary action of solder. Upon completion, students should be able to set up welding and oxy-fuel equipment and perform welding, brazing, and soldering processes.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-115SMAW (Stick) PlateClass

2

Lab

9

Experience

0

Credit

5

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-116SMAW (stick) Plate/PipeClass

1

Lab

9

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course is designed to enhance skills with the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on varying joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-121GMAW (MIG) FCAW/PlateClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-122GMAW (MIG) Plate/PipeClass

1

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas metal arc (MIG) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing skills with the GMAW process making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-131GTAW (TIG) PlateClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-132GTAW (TIG) Plate/PipeClass

1

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include setup, joint preparation, and electrode selection with emphasis on manipulative skills in all welding positions on plate and pipe. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds with prescribed electrodes and filler materials on various joint geometry.

Pre-requisites: Take WLD-131

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-141Symbols and SpecificationsClass

2

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

3

This course introduces the basic symbols and specifications used in welding. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of lines, notes, welding symbols, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret symbols and specifications commonly used in welding.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-143Welding MetallurgyClass

1

Lab

2

Experience

0

Credit

2

This course introduces the concepts of welding metallurgy. Emphasis is placed on basic metallurgy, effects of welding on various metals, and metal classification and identification. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic metallurgy, materials designation, and classification systems used in welding.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-151Fabrication IClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces the basic principles of fabrication. Emphasis is placed on safety, measurement, layout techniques, cutting, joining techniques, and the use of fabrication tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to perform layout activities and operate various fabrication and material handling equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None

 

WLD-265Automated Welding/CuttingClass

2

Lab

6

Experience

0

Credit

4

This course introduces automated welding equipment and processes. Topics include setup, programming, and operation of automated welding and cutting equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to set up, program, and operate automated welding and cutting equipment.

Pre-requisites: None

Co-requisites: None