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COURSE INFORMATION


Course Numbers

Course designations consist of a three-letter prefix, a number, and the title of the course (e.g., ACC 101 – Principles of Accounting I).  The three-letter prefix indicates the subject.

Course Hours and Credit Hours

Following the course title are numbers that indicate lecture, laboratory, and credit hours.  The number of lecture hours and laboratory hours in class each week combine to make up the total weekly “contact” hours required.  Contact hours equal the time spent under the direct supervision of a faculty member.  The contact hours are the sum of the first two numbers shown.  The credit hours for the course is the last number shown.

(Institutional credit is designated for learning support courses by the letters I.C. following the number of credit hours.  Learning support courses cannot be used for elective credit to meet the graduation requirements.  Unless otherwise specified, regular admission is a prerequisite for registration for all credit courses.)

Prerequisites

“Prerequisites” are required before enrolling in a course; they will be identified immediately preceding the course description.

Corequisites

“Corequisites” are courses that must/may be taken at the same time and will be identified immediately preceding the course description.

On-Line Information

Courses that are also available online have the [OL] designation at the end of the course information.

Course Schedule

Not all of the courses in the following list are taught each quarter.  Course schedules are published prior to each quarter showing the courses that will be offered.  Courses offered are subject to change.

* Southeastern Technical College reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient enrollment.

ACC 101 -     Principles of Accounting I  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Introduces the basic concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship.  Topics include:  accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle and accounting for a personal service business, the accounting cycle and accounting for a merchandising enterprise, and cash control.  Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

ACC 102 -     Principles of Accounting II (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  ACC 101)

Applies the basic principles of accounting to specific account classifications and subsidiary record accounting.  Topics include:  receivables, inventory, plant assets, payroll, payables, partnerships, and sales tax returns.  Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

ACC 103 -     Principles of Accounting III  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  ACC 102)

Emphasizes a fundamental understanding of corporate and cost accounting.  Topics include:  accounting for a corporation, statement of cash flows, cost accounting, budgeting, and long term liabilities.  Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

ACC 104 -     Computerized Accounting  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisites:  ACC 102, SCT 100)

Emphasizes operation of computerized accounting systems from manual input forms.  Topics include:  equipment use, general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, cash management, and financial reports.  Laboratory work includes theoretical and technical applications.

ACC 106 -     Accounting Spreadsheet Fundamentals  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Provides instruction in the use of electronic spreadsheet software packages for program-related spreadsheet applications.  Students become proficient in creation, modification, and combination of spreadsheets.  Topics include:  spreadsheet creation, data entry, data entry modification, computation using functions, and program-related spreadsheet applications.  Laboratory work includes theoretical and technical applications.

ACC 107 -     Full-Time Accounting Internship  (0-36-12)
(Prerequisites:  All non-elective courses required for program completion)

Provides in-depth application and reinforcement of accounting and employability principles in an actual job setting.  Allows the students to become involved in intensive on-the-job accounting applications that require full-time concentration, practice, and follow through.  Topics include:  appropriate work habits, acceptable job performance, application of accounting knowledge and skills, interpersonal relations, and progressive productivity.  The full-time accounting internship is implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluation, and weekly documentation or seminars and/or other projects as required by the instructor.

 ACC 108 -     Half-Time Accounting Internship (0-18-16)
(Prerequisites:  All non-elective courses required for program completion)

Introduces the application and reinforcement of accounting and employability principles in an actual job setting.  Acquaints the student with realistic work situations and provides insights into accounting applications on the job.  Topics include:  appropriate work habits, acceptable job performance, application of accounting knowledge and skills, interpersonal relations, and development of productivity.  The half-time accounting internship is implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluation, and weekly documentation or seminars and/or other projects as required by the instructor.

ACC 150 -     Advanced Cost Accounting  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  ACC 103)

Emphasizes a thorough understanding of cost concepts, cost behavior, and cost accounting techniques as they are applied to manufacturing cost systems.  Topics include:  job order cost accounting, process cost accounting, and standard cost accounting.

ACC 151 -     Individual Tax Accounting  (3-2-4)
Provides instruction for preparation of both state and federal income tax.  Topics include:  taxable income, income adjustments, schedules, standard deductions, itemized deductions, exemptions, tax credits, and tax calculations.  [OL]

ACC 152 -     Payroll Accounting  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ACC 101)

Provides an understanding of the laws that affect a company’s payroll structure and practical application skills in maintaining payroll records.  Topics include:  payroll tax laws, payroll tax forms, payroll and personnel records, computing wages and salaries, taxes affecting employees and employers, and analyzing and journalizing payroll transactions.  [OL]

ACC 156 -     Business Tax Accounting  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ACC 101, ACC 151)

Provides instruction for preparation of both state and federal partnerships, corporation and other business tax returns.  Topics include:  organizational form, overview of taxation of partnerships, special partnership issues, corporate tax elections, adjustments to income and expenses, tax elections, forms and schedules, tax credits, reconciliation of book and tax income, tax depreciation methods, and tax calculations.

ACC 157 -  Advanced Integrated Management Systems  (2-8-6)
(Prerequisites:  ACC 103, ACC 104, ACC 106, SCT 100)

Emphasizes use of database management packages, electronic spreadsheet packages, and accounting software packages for accounting/financial applications with more advanced systems.  Topics include:  creation and management of database applications, creation and management of spreadsheet applications, and creation and management of accounting integrated software systems.

ACC 158 -     Managerial Accounting  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  ACC 103)

Emphasis the interpretation of data used by management in planning and controlling business activities.  Topics include:  budgeting, capital investment decisions, price level and foreign exchange, analysis of financial statements, and internal reporting.

ACC 159 -     Accounting Simulation  (1-9-5)
(Prerequisites:  ACC 104, ACC 106, SCT 100)

Develops skills for the potential accountant to effectively prepare financial statements for presentations and income tax returns.  Emphasis is placed on providing students with opportunities for application and demonstration of skills associated with automated accounting.  Topics include:  financial statement preparation, accounting system installation, automated accounting worksheet preparation, automated accounting income tax return preparation, and job search planning.

ACC 160 -     Advanced Accounting Spreadsheet Applications  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisite:  ACC 106)

Provides the fundamental, intermediate, and advanced Microsoft Excel competencies to provide users with the skills necessary to obtain the expert user certification.  Topics include:  spreadsheet creation, financial statements, forecast, amortization schedules, workgroup editing and advanced features such as macros, using charts, importing and exporting data, HTML creation, formulas, Web queries, built-in functions, templates, and trends and relationships.

ACT 100 -     Refrigeration Fundamentals  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces basic concepts and theories of refrigeration.  Topics include:  the laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, heat transfer, the refrigeration cycle, and safety.

ACT 101 -     Principles and Practices of Refrigeration  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ACT 100)

Introduces the use of refrigeration tools, materials, and procedures needed to install, repair, and service refrigeration systems.  Topics include:  refrigeration tools, piping practices, service valves, leak testing, refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclamation, evacuation, charging, and safety.

ACT 102 -     Refrigeration Systems Components (4-6-7)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  ACT 100, ACT 101)

Provides the student with the skills and knowledge to install, test, and service major components of a refrigeration system.  Topics include:  compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, service procedures, refrigeration systems, and safety.

ACT 103 -     Electricity for Air Conditioning (5-5-7)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduction to fundamental electrical concepts and theories as applied to the air conditioning industry.  Topics include:  AC and DC theory, electric meters, electric diagrams, distribution systems, electrical panels, voltage circuits, code requirements, and safety.

ACT 104 -     Electric Motors  (2-5-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ACT 103)
Continues to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the application/service of electric motors commonly used by the refrigeration/air conditioning industry.  Topics include:  diagnostic techniques, capacitors, installation procedures, types of electric motors, electric motor service, and safety.

ACT 105 -     Electrical Components  (2-6-5)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  ACT 103, ACT 104)

Provides instruction in identifying, installing, and testing commonly used electrical components in an air conditioning system.  Topics include:  pressure switches, overload devices, transformers, magnetic starters, other commonly used controls, diagnostic techniques, installation procedures, and safety.

ACT 106 -     Electrical Control Systems and Installation  (2-5-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ACT 105)

Provides instruction on wiring various types of air conditioning systems.  Topics include:  servicing procedures, solid state controls, system wiring, control circuits, and safety.

ACT 107 -     Air Conditioning Principles  (7-3-8)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  ACT 102, ACT 106,MAT 101)

Introduces fundamental theory and techniques needed to identify major components and functions of air conditioning systems.  Instruction is given on types of air conditioning systems and use of instrumentation.  Topics include:  safety, types of AC systems, heat-load calculation, properties of air, psychometrics, air filtration, and duct design.

ACT 108 -     Air Conditioning Systems and Installation  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ACT 107)

Provides instruction on the installation and service of residential air conditioning systems.  Topics include:  installation procedures, service, spilt-systems, add-on-systems, packaged systems, and safety.

ACT 109 -     Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems  (5-5-7)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  ACT 108, ENG 101)

Provides instruction on troubleshooting and repair of major components of a residential air conditioning system.  Topics include:  troubleshooting techniques, electrical controls, air flow, refrigeration cycle, and safety.

ACT 110 -     Gas Heating Systems  (2-8-5)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  ACT 102, ACT 106,MAT 101)

Introduces principles of combustion and service requirements for gas heating systems.  Topics include:  service procedures, electric controls, piping, gas valves, venting, code requirements, principles of combustion, and safety.

ACT 111 -     Heat Pumps and Related Systems (4-6-6)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ACT 110)

Provides instruction on the principles, application, and operation of a residential heat pump system.  Topics include:  installation procedures, servicing procedures, electrical components, geothermal ground source energy supplies, dual fuel, troubleshooting, valves, and safety.

AHS 101 -     Anatomy and Physiology  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body.  Topics include:  medical terms describing the human body and structure and function of the human body.

AHS 102 -     Drug Calculation and Administration (2-2-3)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 101)

Uses basic mathematical concepts and includes basic drug administration.  Emphasizes critical thinking skills.  Topics include:  systems of measurement, calculating drug problems, resource materials usage, basic pharmacology, administering medications in a simulated clinical environment, principles of IV therapy techniques, and client education.

AHS 103 -     Nutrition and Diet Therapy  (2-0-2)
A study of the nutritional needs of the individual.  Topics include:  nutrients, standard and modified diets, nutrition throughout the lifespan, and client education.

AHS 104 -     Introduction to Health Care  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession.  Students explore various delivery systems and related issues.  Topics include:  basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, CPR/basic life support, blood/airborne pathogens, and infection control.

AHS 105 -     Basic Inorganic Chemistry  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  MAT 101)

Introduces chemical concept principles, laws, and techniques applicable to the medical laboratory.  Topics include:  laboratory safety, fundamental principles of chemistry, weight and measures, solutions, and basic laws of chemistry.

AHS 109 -     Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences  (3-0-3)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces the elements of medical terminology.  Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes.  Topics include:  origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, terminology related to the human anatomy, reading medical orders and reports, and terminology specific to the student’s field of study.

BIO 193 -      Anatomy and Physiology I  (4-3-5)
Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Emphasis is placed on the development of a systemic perspective of anatomical structures and physiological processes.  Topics include:  body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, and the urinary system.  Laboratory experience supports classroom learning.

BIO 194 -      Anatomy and Physiology II  (4-3-5)
(Prerequisite:  BIO 193)

Continues the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Topics include:  the reproductive system, the cardiovascular system, the blood and lymphatic systems, the nervous and sensory systems, the endocrine system and the immune system.  Laboratory experience supports classroom learning.

BMI 232 -      Medical Equipment—Function and Operation I (3-3-4)
(Corequisites:  AHS 101, AHS 109, BMI 233)

Introduces the study of electromechanical systems currently in use throughout the health care field.  Provides an overview of typical biomedical instruments used in the field.  Topics include:  monitors, ECG machines, intensive care units, coronary care units, operating room equipment, and telemetry systems.

BMI 233 -      Internship—Medical Systems I (1-12-5)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  Program admission/BMI 232)

Introduces the student to an on-site learning experience at an operating biomedical equipment section of a health care facility.  Supervision of the intern is shared by the working environment supervisor and the faculty advisor.  Internist performance is evaluated at weekly seminars.  Topics include:  problem solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, interpreting work authorization, identifying logistical support requirements, servicing biomedical instruments, evaluating operating cost, and professional development.

BMI 242 -      Medical Equipment—Function and Operation II (3-0-3)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  BMI 232/BMI 233)

Continues the study of electromechanical systems currently in use throughout the health care field.  Topics include:  life support equipment, respiratory instrumentation, measuring brain parameters, medical ultrasound, electrosurgery units, and hemodialysis machines.

BMI 243 -      Internships—Medical Systems II (1-12-5)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  BMI 233/BMI 242)

Continues student’s on-site learning experience at the operating biomedical equipment section of a health care facility.  Supervision of the intern is shared by the working environment supervisor and the faculty advisor.  Internist performance is evaluated at weekly seminars.  Topics include:  problem solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, interpreting work authorizations, identify logistical support requirements, servicing biomedical instruments, evaluating operating cost, and professional development.

BUS 101 -     Beginning Document Processing  (1-9-5)
Introduces the touch system of keyboarding through placing emphasis on correct techniques, mastery of the keyboard, and basic business documents.  A student must attain a minimum typing speed of 25 words per minute with a maximum of 3 errors on a 3 minute timed keyboarding test.  Topics include:  learning the keyboard, building speed and accuracy, formatting basic business documents, language arts, and proofreading.  Laboratory practice involved in this course parallels class instruction.

BUS 102 -     Intermediate Document Processing (1-9-5)
(Prerequisite:  BUS 101)

Continues the development of keyboarding speed and accuracy with further mastery of correct keyboarding techniques.  Students attain a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute with a maximum of 5 errors on a 5 minute timed keyboarding test.  Topics include:  building speed and accuracy, formatting and producing business documents, language arts, and proofreading.  Laboratory practice parallels class instruction.

BUS 103 -     Advanced Document Processing  (1-9-5)
(Prerequisite:  BUS 102, ENG 111)

Continues the development of keyboarding speed and accuracy with mastery of complex document production.  Students attain a minimum typing speed of 50 words per minute with a maximum of 5 errors on a 5 minute timed keyboarding test.  Topics include:  building speed and accuracy, integrated projects and applications, decision making, language arts, and proofreading.  Laboratory practice parallels class instruction.  [OL]

BUS 105 -     Database Fundamentals  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Emphasizes use of database management software packages to access, manipulate, and create file data.  Topics include:  data entry, data manipulation and updating, data access, database creation, and sort and print functions for file documentation. 

BUS 106 -     Office Procedures  (5-0-5)
Emphasizes essential skills required for the business office.  Topics include:  office protocol, time management, telecommunications and telephone techniques, office equipment, office mail, references, records management, and travel and meeting arrangements.  [OL]

BUS 107 -     Machine Transcription  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisites:  BUS 102, SCT 100, ENG 111)

Emphasizes transcribing mailable documents from dictation using a typewriter or a word processor.  Topics include:  equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, transcription techniques, productivity and accuracy, proofreading, and language arts skills.  [OL]

BUS 108 -     Word Processing  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisites:  SCT 100 and/or BUS 101)

Emphasizes an intensive use of word processing software to create and revise business documents.  Topics include:  equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, word processing software, and proofreading.  [OL]

BUS 144 -     Business Interaction Skills  (4-0-4)
Course equips participants with the knowledge of how to communicate and interact more effectively in person, in writing, and on the telephone with both internal and external customers.  Participants also learn how to work in teams to create a collaborative environment for accomplishing goals.  Topics include:  language of business, communication skills, working with information, business writing, team and collaborative skills, and resolving interpersonal conflict.  [OL]

BUS 146 -     Personal Effectiveness  (2-0-2)
This course focuses on the skills needed to be effective in the corporate environment.  Participants learn the importance of effectively managing time, stress and change as they relate to work behavior and quality of work.  Topics include:  resume writing, interview skills, time management, stress management, and managing change.  [OL]

BUS 151 -     Introduction to Business  (5-0-5)
Introduces organization and management concepts of the business world.  Topics include:  business and organization, enterprise management, marketing, and financial management.  [OL]

BUS 164 -     Introduction to Business Culture (5-0-5)
Prepares the individual skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively both professionally and interpersonally in the workplace.  Topics include:  health and wellness; exercise; stress, time, and money management; work ethics; wardrobe on the job; workplace communications; and business entertainment, travel, and international culture.
 

BUS 201 -     Advanced Word Processing  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisites:  BUS 108, ENG 111)

Provides instruction in advanced word processing.  Topics include:  advanced word processing concepts and applications, and proofreading.  [OL]

BUS 202 -     Spreadsheet Fundamentals  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisites:  SCT 100, MAT 111)

Provides instruction in spreadsheet applications.  Students become proficient in creating and modifying spreadsheets and in printing files.  Topics include:  spreadsheet fundamentals, data entry/modification, computation using functions/formulas, charts and graphs, and printing.

BUS 203 -     Office Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  PSY 191, BUS 106)

Provides students with an overview of management concepts, styles, and skills.  Topics include:  management styles, leadership traits, ergonomics and workflow, communication channels, business ethics, supervisory techniques, and job performance evaluation techniques.  (Marketing 101 can be taken in place of this course.)

BUS 204 - Half-Time Business Office Specialist Internship  (0-18-6)
(Prerequisite:  Successful completion of all required coursework)

Provides student work experience in the professional environment.  Topics include:  application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions.  Students will be under the supervision of the Business Office Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

BUS 208 -     Office Accounting  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 111)

Introduces fundamental concepts of accounting.  Topics include:  accounting equation, debits, credits, journalizing, posting and proving ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.  Both manual and computerized concepts are taught.  (ACC 101 can be taken in place of this course.)

BUS 211 -     Medical Terminology  (3-2-4)
Introduces the elements of medical terminology.  Emphasizes building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes.  Topics include:  origin (roots, prefixes and suffixes), abbreviations and symbols, terminology related to human anatomy, word building, reading medical orders and reports, and terminology specific to the student’s field of study.  (AHS 109 can be taken in place of this course.)

BUS 212 -     Anatomy and Terminology  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  BUS 211/AHS 109)

Introduces the structure and function of the human body including medical terminology.  Topics include:  body structures, body functions, and medical terminology.  (AHS 101 can be taken in place of this course.)

BUS 213 -     Medical Document Processing/Transcription  (1-9-5)
(Prerequisites:  BUS 102, BUS 211/AHS 109, ENG 111)

Provides experience in medical transcription working with the most frequently used medical reports.  Topics include:  equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, spelling, definitions, punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy, resource utilization, and pronunciation.  [OL]

BUS 216 -     Medical Office Procedures  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  BUS 102, BUS 212/AHS 101)

Emphasizes the essential skills required for the medical office.  Topics include:  medical law and ethics, patient relations/human relations, medical records management, scheduling appointments, pegboard accounting, health insurance, and billing/collection.  [OL]

BUS 224 -     Business Office Specialist Internship (0-36-12)
(Prerequisite:  Successful completion of all required coursework)

Provides student with work experience in an off-campus business office.  Topics include:  application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions.  Students will be under the supervision of the Business Office Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

BUS 226 -     Medical Office Billing/Coding/Insurance  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  ENG 111, BUS 101, BUS 212/AHS 101, BUS 211/AHS 109)

Provides an introduction to medical coding skills and application of international coding standards for billing of health care services.  Provides the knowledge and skills to apply coding for procedures for billing purposes.  Provides an introduction to medical coding as it relates to health insurance.  Topics include:  international classification of diseases, code book formats, guidelines and conventions, coding techniques, formats of the ICD-9 and CPT manuals, health insurance, billing and collections.

BUS 260 -     Advanced Spreadsheets  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisites:  ACC 106 or BUS 202)

Provides a study of the advanced features of creating and modifying spreadsheets.  Topics include:  integration with other applications, using templates, printing workbooks, working with named ranges, working with toolbars, using macros, auditing a worksheet, formatting data, using analysis tools, and collaborating with workgroups.

BUS 261 -     Presentation Fundamentals  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Provides a study of the fundamentals of creating and modifying a presentation.  Topics include:  creating a presentation, modifying a presentation, working with text, working with visual elements, customizing a presentation, creating output, delivering a presentation, and managing files.

BUS 262 -     Web Page Design  (1-4-3)
Provides instruction in web page authoring and management.  Emphasizes the concepts necessary for individuals to create and manage professional quality web sites.  Topics include:  web site creation, web page development and design, hyperlink creation, test and repair integration, web site navigation, and web site management.

BUS 263 -     Electronic Mail Fundamentals  (1-4-3)
Provides instruction in the fundamentals of communicating with others inside/outside the organization.  Emphasizes the concepts necessary for individuals and workgroups to organize, find, view, and share information via electronic communication channels.  Topics include:  internal and external communication, message management, calendar management, navigation, contact usage, tasks usage, notes usage, and integration with other applications.

CHM 191 -    Chemistry I  (4-3-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission level math achievement)

Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter.  Topics include:  measurement, atomic structure, chemical bonding, physical states of matter, nomenclature, and stoichiometry.

CHM 192 -    Chemistry II  (4-3-5)
(Prerequisite:  CHM 191)

Continues the exploration of basic chemical principles and concepts.  Topics include: equilibrium theory, solution chemistry, acid-base theory, and nuclear chemistry.

CIS 103 -       Operating Systems Concepts (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Provides an overview of operating systems functions and commands that are necessary in a micro and/or mainframe computer working environment.  Topics include:  multiprogramming, multi-user systems, data communications, utilities, task control languages, and allocation of system resources.  [OL]

CIS 105 -       Program Design and Development  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  CIS 106)

Provides an emphasis on business problem identification and solution through systems of computer programs using such tools as structure charts, flow charts and pseudocode.  Topics include:  problem solving process, fundamentals of structured programming, program development building blocks, fundamentals of file and report structure, and business application structure.  [OL]

CIS 106 -       Computer Concepts  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Provides an overview of computers and information processing.  Topics include:  computer history and terminology, data representation, data storage concepts, fundamentals of information processing, fundamentals of hardware operation, fundamentals of communication and networking, structured programming concepts, program development methodology, and computer number systems.  [OL]

CIS 122 - Microcomputer Installation and Maintenance  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisites:  SCT 100, CIS 103)

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining microcomputers.  Topics include:  identifying components and their functions, installation procedures, troubleshooting techniques, safety, and preventive maintenance.  [OL]

CIS 124 - Microcomputer Database Programming  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  CIS 105, CIS 2229)

Provides a study of database programming using microcomputer database management systems (DBMS) software packages.  Topics include:  development of systems, structured programming techniques, data editing, and output design.  [OL]

CIS 127 - Word Processing and Desktop Publishing Techniques  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Provides a study of word processing and desktop publishing.  Topics include:  word processing fundamentals, desktop publishing fundamentals, advanced word processing concepts, development of macros, and presentation graphics fundamentals.  [OL]

CIS 142 -       Multiple Networks and WANS  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  CIS 1140)

Provides a study of heterogenous networks with an emphasis on Wide Area Networking components and linking of networks with disparate operating system software and/or disparate hardware.  Topics include:  network, protocols, multiple protocol networks, bridges, routers, and integration of disparate networks.  [OL]

CIS 155 - Working with Microsoft Windows Software  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Getting started with MS Windows, managing programs and files with MS Windows, using MS Windows Wordpad, and Paintbrush features, data transfer with MS Windows, printing with MS Windows, and customizing with MS Windows.  [OL]

CIS 156 - Introduction to the Internet and Wide Area Networks  (2-6-5)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Introduces the Internet, a nationwide computer network that links colleges, technical institutes, businesses, and government agencies.  Provides the opportunity to understand, investigate, and explore the Internet and related wide area networks.  Students will learn how to connect a PC to the Internet  as well as how to use communications software to access the many resources available on the network.  Topics include:  network fundamentals, Internet concepts, electronic mail, file transfer protocol (FTP), Telnet, Internet gophers, and information services.  [OL]

CIS 157 - Introduction to Visual BASIC Programming  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  CIS 105)

Introduces Microsoft Windows event-driven programming--a new method of programming.  In addition, common elements of Windows applications will be discussed.  These elements will be created an manipulated using Microsoft’s Visual BASIC development environment.  Topics include:  user interface design, Windows applications, capturing and validating input, even-driven programming design, conditional processing, file processing, and incorporating graphics.  [OL]

CIS 226 -       Advanced Microsoft FrontPage (2-3-3)
(Prerequisites: CIS 1140)
Provides the fundamental, intermediate and advanced Microsoft FrontPage competencies to provide user with the skills necessary to create and maintain Microsoft FrontPage web sites.  Topics include the web page creation, editing, managing, and publishing, tables, frames, forms, graphics, and Web Site Management.

CIS 242 -       TCP/IP  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisites:  SCT 100, CIS 106, CIS 1140)

Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to setup, configure, use, and support Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).  Topics include:  planning a TCP/IP network, installing and configuring TCP/IP, using DHCP manager, Windows name resolution techniques, subnetting and supersubnetting, and DNS name resolution.  [OL]

CIS 252 - Introduction to JAVA Programming (4-6-7)
(Prerequisites:  CIS 105)

Course designed to teach the basic concepts and methods of object-oriented and JAVA programming.  Use practical problems to illustrate JAVA application building technique/concepts.  Develop an understanding of JAVA vocabulary.  Create an understanding of where JAVA fits in the application development landscape.  Create an understanding of the JAVA Development Kit and how to develop, debug, and run JAVA applications using the JDK and Notepad as an editor.  Continues to develop students’ programming logic skills.  Topics include:  JAVA Language History, JAVA Variable Definitions, JAVA Control Structures, JAVA methods, JAVA Classes, JAVA Objects, and JAVA Graphics.  [OL]

CIS 255 - Introduction to “C” Programming (4-6-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  CIS 105)

Provides opportunity to gain working knowledge of “C” programming.  Includes creating, editing, executing, and debugging “C” programs of moderate difficulty.  Topics include:  basic “C” concepts, simple I/O and expressions, I/O and control statements, and managing data and developing programs.  [OL]

CIS 258 -       Introduction to Data Communications (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Provides an introduction to data communications and networks.  Topics include:  data formats, data transmission techniques, protocol and networks, codes and terminals, modem control, basic network concepts, and models and standards.  [OL]

CIS 260 - Introduction to Fourth-Generation Languages  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 105)
Provides skills and knowledge required for use of fourth generation languages.  Topics include:  fourth generation language, advantages and disadvantages, fourth generation language structure, and fourth generation language applications.

CIS 276 -       Advanced Routers and Switches (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  CIS 142, CIS 258)
Introduces LAN design, LAN switching and switch segmentation, advanced routing, and multiple protocols.  Topics include: a review of semesters I and II, local area network (LAN) switching, virtual local area networks (VLANS), local area network (LAN) design, interior gateway routing protocols (IGRP), access control lists, and Novell IPX.

CIS 277 -       WAN Design (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  CIS 276)

Emphasizes WAN design utilizing point-to-point protocol (PPP), integrated services digital network (ISDN), and frame relay.  Topics include: a review of semesters I II and III, wide area network, wide area network design, point-to-point protocol, integrated services digital network (ISDN), and frame relay.

CIS 286 -       Preparation for A+ Certification  (6-4-7)
(Prerequisites:  CIS 103, CIS 122)
To provide the student with the fundamentals of configuring, installing, diagnosing, repairing, up-grading, and maintaining computers and peripherals.  These techniques will then be used to prepare the student to take the A+ certification exam.  Successfully passing this exam will certify the student as a nationally recognized computer maintenance technician.  [OL]

CIS 297 -       Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Windows Environment (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:
CIS 2149)
Provides students with hands-on skills and knowledge to perform desktop computer support duties concerning Windows operating systems.  Students will be able to provide reliable and competent support for Windows clients in a corporate or business environment. 

CIS 298 -       Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Applications Desktop Applications (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite: CIS 2149)
Provides students with hands-on skills and knowledge to perform desktop computer support duties dealing with applications running on Windows operating systems.  Students will be able to provide reliable and competent application support for Windows clients in a corporate or business environment.

CIS 1114 -    Fundamentals of Wireless LANs (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  CIS 2321, 2322)
This introductory course to Wireless LANs focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of Wireless LANs.  It covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands on skills in the following areas: Wireless LAN setup and troubleshooting; 802.11a and 802.11b technologies, products and solutions; Site Surveys; Resilient WLAN design, installation and configuration; WLAN Security - 802.1x, EAP, LEAP, WEP, SSID; and Vendor interoperability strategies.

CIS 1115 -    Information Security Fundamentals (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 103, CIS 106)

This course provides a broad overview of information security.  It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation.  Students will also discover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.  [OL]

CIS 1116 -    Security Polices and Procedures  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 1115)

This course provides knowledge and experience to develop and maintain security polices and procedures.  Students will explore the legal and ethical issues in information security and the various security layers:  physical security, personnel security, operating systems, network, software, communication and database security.  Students will develop an Information Security Policy and an Acceptable Use Policy.  [OL]

CIS 1120 -    Computer Forensics and Disaster Recovery  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 1115)

This course serves as a capstone course for the information security specialist.  This course will include implementing a plan to detect intruders, determine the damage caused, and discuss what precautions to use to avoid disasters.  [OL]

CIS 1140 -    Networking Fundamentals  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  SCT 100, CIS 106)

Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to pass CompTIA’s broad-based vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +.  Covers a wide range of material about networking, from careers in networking to local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission of media, and security.  Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks.  It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of both LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting.  [OL]

 CIS 1142 -    Managing a Microsoft Windows Network  (4-4-6)
Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer and manage a Microsoft® Windows™ Network.  The course also focuses on account management, administering Active directory at the department level, application of Hotfixes and network management task. [OL] 

CIS 1201 - Game Concept Design (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Program admission)
Game Concept Design offers a behind-the-scenes look at how a game gets designed and developed from the day the idea is born to the day the box hits the shelves. This course offers information on the latest techniques, development models, top game designers, document templates, and numerous industry resources. It is a practical course that covers everything from the fundamentals of game design, to the trade-offs in the development process, to the deals a publisher makes to get a game on the shelves.  Topics include: Principles of Game Design, Genre Design Issues, Storytelling, Level Design and Development Lifecycle.

CIS 1202 -   Storyboarding for Games (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
Program admission)
Creating concept art for games is unlike working with any other type of art. In a game, you are creating a self-contained world in which characters can interact with each other to carry out actions. As a concept artist, you supply the vision for the game and give direction to the development team. Storyboarding for Games takes a basic look at the steps involved in creating game concept art.  Topics include: Basic Game Design, Charting the Game, Storyboard Elements, Level Layout, Illustrating Environments, Character Designs and GUI Design.

CIS 1203 -   Beginning Game Graphics (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
CIS1201)
Beginning Game Graphics is a step-by-step path, beginning with the most basic modeling techniques and wrapping up with advanced workflows used by professional game artists. It provides powerful and easy-to-use tools to get you started, and it covers many of the methods, philosophies, and proven techniques that can improve your game demos and help separate you from the crowd in the rapidly growing interactive entertainment industry.  Topics include: Game Graphics Fundamentals, Geometric Primitives, Modeling with Geometry, Constructive Geometry, Interactive Geometry, Boolean Operations, Modeling in Inner Space and Subsurface Modeling.

CIS 1204 -   Game Level Design (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
CIS1202)
Game Level Design provides the basics of building a strong level or mod for your games. The course covers everything from putting your ideas down on paper, to creating spaces and architecture, through placing units and scripting their behavior. You’ll cover each important area of expertise that goes into creating a great level.  Topics Include: Basics of Good Design and Implementation, Terrain, Architecture and Spaces, Lighting and Atmospheric effects, Encounters and Dialogue and Story.

CIS 1205 -   Beginning Game Development (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
CIS1204)
Beginning Game Development in C++ will get you started on your journey, providing you with a solid foundation in the game programming language of the professionals. As you cover each programming concept, you’ll create small games that demonstrate your new skills.  Topics include: Types, Variables, Standard I/O, Control Structures, Templates, Functions, Pointers, Classes, Inheritance and Polymorphism.

CIS 1206 -    Beginning Web Game Development (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
CIS1204)
Beginning Flash Game Creation will show you how you can take full advantage of Flash MX. It offers an abundance of tips and techniques for programmers of all levels who want to learn how Flash technology can be used to create games. Each concept covers a key element of game programming, using Flash to create a variety of games. All the major areas of game development are covered; from physics and artificial intelligence to collision detection and resolution.  Topics include: Flash Basics, Flash ActionScript, Interactivity, Instance, Arrays, Objects, Timing and Trigonometry, Object-Oriented Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Physics and Server-Side Support.

CIS 1207 -   Beginning 3D Animation (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
CIS1205)
With Beginning 3D Animation, you’ll learn how to use 3D engines to develop games using high-performance graphics and game libraries. Focusing solely on topics related to graphics and OpenGL, this course gives you the skills you need to unleash the power of OpenGL and create realistic, real-time graphics.  Topics include: OpenGL Basic Concepts, OpenGL States, Primitives, Transformations, Matrices, Colors, Lighting, Blending, Images with OpenGL, Texture Mapping and OpenGL Buffers. 

CIS 1208 -   Beginning Graphic Programming (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
CIS1205)
Beginning Graphic Programming is your introductory course to creating realistic virtual worlds and characters for games. This course offers easy-to-follow instructions for getting your first DirectX program up and running. Then it’s on to 3D concepts and Direct3D as you use DirectX to begin designing and building your own 3D worlds. Expand your DirectX knowledge with an introduction to sound processing with DirectSound and user input with DirectInput.  Topics include: DirectX Basic Concepts, Surfaces, Sprites, Salmon, Matrices, Transforms, Rotations, Vertex Colors, Texture Mapping, 3D Lighting, Point Sprites, Particles, Pyrotechnics, DirectInput and DirectSound.

CIS 2149 - Implementing Microsoft Windows Professional  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  Operating system course, CIS 1140)
Provides the ability to implement, troubleshoot, and administer Windows Professional as a desktop operating system in a network environment. [OL]

CIS 2150 -    Implementing Microsoft Windows Server  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  CIS 2149)

Provides the ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot Windows Server as a member server of a domain in an active directory.  [OL]

CIS 2153 -    Implementing Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 2150)

Provides students with knowledge and skills for new-to-product support professionals who will be responsible for installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows server family of products.  [OL]

CIS 2154 -    Implementing Microsoft Windows Directory Services  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  CIS 2153)

Provides students with knowledge and skills to install, configure, and administer the Microsoft Windows Active Directory™ service.  The course also focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and computers.  [OL]

CIS 2156 -    Designing a Microsoft Windows Secure Network  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 2154)

Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design a security framework for small, medium, and enterprise networks by using Microsoft Windows technologies.  [OL]

CIS 2158 -    Designing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 2154)

Provides the ability to analyze the business requirements for a network infrastructure and design a network infrastructure that meets business requirements.  [OL]

CIS 2159 - Designing a Microsoft Windows Directory Services Infrastructure (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 2154)

Provides the ability to analyze the business requirements and design directory service architectures.  The architecture design could incorporate a unified directory service such as Active Directory and Windows NT domain, connectivity between and within sites, system components and applications, and data replication such as directory replication and database replication.  [OL]

CIS 2191 -    Internet Business Fundamentals  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Teaches students how to access the Internet and World Wide Web using a Web browser as a general-purpose Internet application.  Students will learn to use the Internet for e-mail, the World Wide Web, newsgroups, Gopher, Veronica, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Telnet.  Students will gain experience using and configuring both Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer to access rich multimedia data and  objects as well as JAVA, Shockwave, and ActiveX content.  A variety of Web-based search engines will be used to conduct advanced searches and learn the basics of project leadership, security, and e-business solutions.  Students will also learn about business on the Internet, and how business research can help companies gain market intelligence.  [OL]

CIS 2201 -    HTML Fundamentals  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Designed to teach basic-through-intermediate concepts in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) authoring, including forms, complex table design, graphic elements, and client-side image maps.  Students will design interlinking pages that incorporate, in practical applications, a wide range of HTML tags and attributes.  [OL]

CIS 2211 -    Web Site Design Tools  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Teaches an understanding of how to create and manage impressive Web sites using the sizable amounts of new technology available on the Web.  Students will learn how to create web sites using various web tools such as FrontPage, Net Objects Fusion, Dynamic HTML, and various multimedia and CSS standards.  [OL]

CIS 2221 -    Web Graphics and Multimedia  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Teaches the use of powerful tools for modeling scanned images and illustrations into creative artwork.  Students will learn techniques for quickly creating attractive textures for backgrounds, compositing images seamlessly, simulating surface reflections and shadows, and creating effects with type.  Advanced tools will be used for selecting parts of images, moving, duplicating, and resizing images.  Students will utilize painting tools to manipulate images, and will perform adjustments to contrast and color balance.  [OL]

CIS 2228 -    Advanced Spreadsheet Techniques (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Provides a study of spreadsheets.  Topics include:  advanced spreadsheet concepts, development of macros, data integration concepts, and troubleshooting spreadsheets.  [OL]

CIS 2229 -    Advanced Database Techniques  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Provides a study of databases.  Topics include:  advanced database concepts, data integration concepts, development of user interfaces, troubleshooting databases, development of macros, and relational database concepts.  [OL]

CIS 2231 -    Design Methodology  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  CIS 2201, CIS 2211, CIS 2221)

Teaches the student how to create and manage Web sites using FrontPage, Net Objects, Fusion, Dynamic HTML, and various multimedia and CSS standards. Students will also implement the latest strategies to develop third-generation Web sites, evaluate design tools, discuss future technology standards, and explore the incompatibility issues surrounding current browsers.  The course focuses on theory, design and Web construction, along with information architecture concepts, Web project management, scenario development and performance evaluations.  [OL]

CIS 2261 -    JavaScript Fundamentals  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 2201)

Teaches developers how to use the features of the JavaScript language and the Netscape Navigator browser.  Students learn how to write JavaScript programs that can be plugged into web pages or customized, and examine advanced issues such as debugging techniques and JavaScript security.  [OL]

CIS 2271 -    Fundamentals of CGI Programming Using PERL and Server-side Scripting (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 2201)

Teaches students how to use Common Gateway Interface (CGI) PERL programs and scripts on a Web server.  Students will learn how to write print-to-screen scripts, customize Web page hit counters, create and use business forms that interact with text files, manipulate data in a database, work with a relational database via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and explore Web server security issues related to CGI files.  A survey of other products such as Microsoft Active Server Pages, Netscape LiveWire, and Cold Fusion by Allaire will be discussed.  Security issues using server-side scripting will also be studied, and students will learn how to add security elements to their scripts.  [OL]

CIS 2281 -    Database Connectivity  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 2191)

Teaches students how to manipulate data in a database, work with a relational database via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and learn how to work with different database systems.  Students will learn to install and configure Cold Fusion, or equivalent software, and use the system to develop forms and applications to interact with file systems, e-mail and database servers.  [OL]

CIS 2291 -    Network Security  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 1140)

Introduces students to network security, firewalls, Windows NT network security, UNIX and TCP/IP network security, security auditing, attacks, and threat analysis.  [OL] 

CIS 2321 Introduction to LAN and WAN (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  SCT 100)
Provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology.  Topics include safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards.  Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying science, mathematics, communication, and social-studies concepts to solve networking problems.  In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment and all local, state, and federal safety, building and environmental codes and regulations. 

CIS 2322 – Introduction to WANs and Routing (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  2321)

This course provides instruction on performing basic router configuration and troubleshooting. Topics include: Review and Lab Setup, WANs and Routers, Router Command Line Interface, Router Components, Router Startup and Setup, Router Configuration, IOS Images, TCP/IP, Routing, and Network Troubleshooting.

CIS 2323 - Wireless Installation and Troubleshooting (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites: CIS 2321, CIS 2322)

This course focuses on the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of wireless networks and devices. Extensive laboratory and live work activities provide students with a wide variety of practical experience in installation, testing and troubleshooting procedures for wireless networks and equipment. Topics include: function of wireless equipment; installation and programming of routers; setup of wireless network; installation and testing of wireless devices; maintenance; and troubleshooting.

CIS 2554 -    Introduction to Unix/Linux  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  SCT 100, CIS 106)

Introduces the UNIX/Linux operating system skills necessary to perform entry-level user functions.  Topics include:  the user environment, login and logout, history of UNIX/Linux, user password change, the file system, hierarchy tree, file system commands as they relate to navigating the file system tree, editors, command options, UNIX/Linux manual help pages, and using the UNIX/Linux graphical desktop..  Students must also be able to perform directory and file displaying, creation, deletion, redirection, copying, moving, linking files, wildcards, determining present working directory and changing directory locations.

CIS 2555 -    Unix/Linux Administration  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  CIS 2554)

Covers UNIX/Linux operating system administration skills  necessary to perform administrative functions.  Topics include:  installing UNIX/Linux, configuring and building a custom kernel, adding and removing software packages, managing run levels, managing users and groups, implementing security permissions, introduction to shell programming, managing and fixing the file system, managing memory and swap space, managing and scheduling jobs, managing system logs, understanding the boot process, system configuration files, file backup and restore, file compression, fault tolerance, and printing.

CIS 2556 -    Unix/Linux Advanced Administration (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 2555)

Covers advanced UNIX/Linux operating system administration skills necessary to perform advanced administration functions.  Topics include:  understanding UNIX/Linux networking, managing network printing, configuring and troubleshooting TCP/IP on UNIX/Linux, configuring DHCP, DNS, an E-mail server, an FTP server, a Web server, and understanding NIS (yp) and NFS.  Also includes the following:  understanding advanced security issues such as firewalls and NAT, using network commands, use of graphical system such as X Windows, sharing files and printers, and advanced shell programming.

CIS 2557 - Unix/Linux Shell Script Programming (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  CIS 2556)

Covers Linux/UNIX shell programming techniques necessary for Linux/UNIX System Administrators to understand and create shell script programs in a Linux/UNIX environment.  Topics include:  Shell variables, running shell script program, conditional processing, looping structures, arithmetic operators, logical operators such as AND, OR, and NOT, positional parameters, and process variables, redirection, piping and standard error, use of backlash, quotes and back quotes.

CNA 100 -     CNA Fundamentals  (5-6-8)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  AHS 109, CNS 108,
EMP 100)

Introduction to Certified Nurse Assistant Fundamentals, introductory Anatomy and Physiology, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Nutrition and Diet Therapy.

CNS 108 -     Personal Nutrition  (2-0-2)
An introduction to the relationship of good nutrition to individual health and productivity.  Topics include:  nutrition and wellness at work, basic nutrition principles and food selection, nutrition throughout the life cycle, energy balance, diet and disease prevention, weight control and exercise, food safety and labeling.

COS 100 - Introduction to Cosmetology Theory (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Introduces the fundamental theory and practices of the cosmetology profession.  Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety.  Topics include:  state and local laws, rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, safety, Hazardous Duty Standard Act compliance, chemistry fundamentals, and anatomy and physiology.

COS 101 - Introduction to Permanent Waving and Relaxing  (1-2-2)
(Prerequisite:  COS 100)

Introduces the chemistry and chemical reactions of permanent wave solutions and relaxers.  Topics include:  permanent wave techniques, chemical relaxer techniques, chemistry, physical and chemical change, safety procedures, and permanent wave and chemical relaxer application procedures on manikins.

COS 103 - Introduction to Skin, Scalp, and Hair (2-1-2)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  COS 100)

Introduces the theory, procedures, and products used in the care and treatment of the skin, scalp, and hair.  Topics include:  products and supplies, basic corrective hair and scalp treatments, plain facial, diseases and disorders, and safety precautions.

COS 105 - Introduction to Shampooing and Styling (2-4-4)
(Prerequisite:  COS 100)

Introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo and create shapings, fingerwaves, pincurls, roller placement and combouts.  Laboratory training includes styling training to total 20 hours on manikins and 25 hours on live models without compensation.  Topics include:  shampoo chemistry and procedures, styling principles, braiding/intertwining hair, pincurls, roller placement, fingerwaves, skipwaves, ridgecurls, combout techniques, and safety precautions.

COS 106 -     Introduction to Haircutting  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite:  COS 100)

Introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply haircutting techniques.  Safe use of haircutting implements will be stressed.  Topics include:  safety haircutting terminology, decontamination and precautions, cutting implements, haircutting techniques, and client consultation, and head/hair/body analysis.

COS 108 -     Permanent Waving and Relaxing (2-2-3)
(Prerequisite:  COS 100)

Provides instruction in the application of permanent waves and relaxers.  Precautions and special problems involved in applying permanent waves and relaxers will be emphasized.  Application of perms and relaxers on live models is included.  Topics include:  safety precautions, timed permanent wave, time relaxer application, and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

COS 109 -     Hair Color  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  COS 100, COS 101,
COS 103, COS 105, COS 106, COS 108)

Presents the application of semi-permanent, temporary, deposit only, and permanent hair coloring and decolorization products.  Topics include:  basic color concepts, classifications of color, safety precautions, consultation, communication, and record and release forms, product knowledge, special problems in hair color and corrective coloring, and special effects.

COS 110 -     Skin, Scalp, and Hair  (2-2-3)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  COS 100, COS 101,COS 103, COS 105, COS 106, COS 108, COS 109)

Provides instruction on and application of techniques and theory in the treatment of the skin, scalp, and hair.  Emphasis will be placed on work with live models.  Topics include:  products and supplies, implements, corrective hair and scalp treatments, facial procedures and manipulations, safety precautions, cosmetic chemistry/products and supplies, treatment therapy (electrotherapy, electricity and light therapy).

COS 111 -     Styling  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  COS 100, COS 101,COS 103, COS 105, COS 106, COS 108, COS 109,
COS 110)

Continues the theory and application of hairstyling and introduces thermal techniques.  Topics include:  blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, advanced cutting and styling, safety precautions, and artificial hair and augmentation.

COS 112 -     Manicuring and Pedicuring  (2-2-3)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  COS 100)

Provides manicuring and pedicuring experience on live models.   Topics include:  implements, products and supplies, hand and foot anatomy, diseases and disorders, manicure techniques, pedicure techniques, nail product chemistry, advanced nail techniques (wraps/tips/acrylics), and safety precautions.

COS 113 -     Practicum I  (0-12-4)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  COS 108, COS 109,COS 110, COS 111, COS 112)

Provides laboratory experience necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist.  The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is prescribed by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology.  This course includes a portion of the hours required for licensure.  Topics include:  hair color and bleaching; permanent waving and relaxers; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; safety precautions/decontamination; reception dispensary; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

COS 114 -     Practicum II  (5-10-8)
(Prerequisite:  COS 113)

Provides laboratory experience necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist.  The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is prescribed by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology.  This course includes a portion of the hours required for licensure.  Topics include:  hair color and bleaching; permanent waving and relaxers; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; safety precautions/decontamination; reception dispensary; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; advanced styling and shaping; industry concepts; and surviving in the salon (transition from class to employment).

COS 115 -     Practicum/Internship I  (0-12-4)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  COS 113, COS 114)

Provides experience for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure.  Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes.  The appropriate number of applications for completion of state board service credit requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting or in a combination of a laboratory setting and an approved internship facility.  The maximum number of internship hours for this course is 50 clock hours.  Topics include:  permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and bleaching; haircutting; skin, scalp, and hair treatment; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; dispensary; safety precautions/decontamination; reception; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

COS 116 -     Practicum/Internship II  (1-12-5)
(Prerequisite:  COS 115)

Provides experience for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure.  Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes.  The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting and an approved internship facility.  Topics include:  permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and bleaching; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; dispensary; safety precautions/decontamination; reception; haircutting; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; and state licensure preparation.

COS 117 -     Salon Management  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  COS 100)

Emphasizes the steps involved in opening/operating a privately owned cosmetology salon.  Topics include:  planning a salon, business management, retailing, public relations, sales skills, career development, and client retention.

CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Technology  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)
Examines the emergence, progress, and problems of the Criminal Justice system in the United States.  Topics include:  the American Criminal Justice system; constitutional limitations; organization of enforcement, adjudication, and corrections; and career opportunities and requirements.

CRJ 103 -     Corrections  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Provides an overview of all phases of the American correctional system and practices, including its history, procedures, and objectives.  Topics include:  history and evolution of correctional facilities; legal and administrative problems; institutional facilities and procedures; probation, parole, and prerelease programs; community involvement; alternative sentencing; rehabilitation; and staffing.

CRJ 104 -     Principles of Law Enforcement  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Examines the principles of organization and administration and the duties of local and state law enforcement agencies with emphasis on police departments.  Topics include:  history and philosophy of law enforcement; evaluation of administrative practices, problems in American law enforcement agencies, emerging concepts, professionalism, and community crime prevention programs.

CRJ 105 -     Criminal Procedure  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisite:  CRJ 101)

Introduces the substantive law of major crimes against persons and property.  Attention is given to observation of courtroom trials.  Topics include:  laws of arrest, search and seizure; rules of evidence; procedures governing arrest, trial, and administration of criminal sanctions; general court procedures; rights and duties of officers and citizens; and Supreme Court rulings that apply to Criminal Justice/overview of Constitutional Law.

CRJ 121 -     Introduction to Private Security  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Provides an orientation to the development, philosophy, responsibility, and function of the Private Security Industry.  A historical and philosophical perspective of private security will help students better understand the present stage of private security, its principles, its legal authority and its effect on society in general.  Topics include:  Private Security—an overview; basic security goals and responsibilities; When Prevention Fails; Security Systems at Work—putting it all together, and challenges facing the security profession in the 1990’s and beyond.

CRJ 123 - Computer Security/Corporate Fraud (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Provides an orientation that contains a step-by-step approach to the investigation, seizure, and evaluation of computer evidence.  Topics include:  computer-related evidence, crime scene investigation, evidence evaluation and analysis, passwords and encryption, networks, and investigative computer systems.  The second part of this course provides an orientation that focuses on corporate fraud as it relates to the computerized accounting systems and its technology, the various types of corporate computer fraud and simple audit techniques that can assist in investigating and detecting fraud.  Topics include:  history and evolution of fraud, mindset—step one in fraud auditing, corporate fraud in the current environment, corporate fraud investigation in the electronic data processing era, defenses against corporate fraud, theft and embezzlement, and auditing for inventory shortage.

CRJ 140 -     Cultural Perspectives for Law Enforcement Officers  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Designed to aid law enforcement officers to better understand and communicate with members of other cultures with whom they come in contact in the line of duty.  Topics include:  defining and applying terms related to intercultural attitudes, role-play activities related to intercultural understanding, developing interpersonal/intercultural communication competence, and development of personal intercultural growth plan.

CRJ 162 -     Methods of Criminal Investigation (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Presents the fundamental principles of criminal investigation.  Emphasis is placed on legal requirements stated in Georgia Criminal Law, definition of felony crimes stated in the Georgia Code and fundamentals of:  investigative procedures, crime scene searches, identification and collection of evidence, note-taking and report writing, surveillance, identification of witnesses and suspects, interrogations and interviews, and preparation and presentation of evidence in court.  Topics include:  Georgia Criminal Law, common investigative techniques, and procedures used for investigating various crimes.

CRJ 163 -     Investigation and Presentation of Evidence  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  CRJ 162)

This course presents students with practical exercises of dealing with gathering of evidence and investigations.  Emphasis is placed on fingerprinting, crime scene search, cast molding, and practical exercises.  Topics include:  crime scene management, specialized investigation techniques, and homicide and suicide investigation.

CRJ 167 -     First Responder  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

This is a course in advanced first aid procedures.  The course will focus on the duties and responsibilities of first responders and the development of the skills necessary to respond to a medical emergency.  Traditional CPR is also a part of this course.

CRJ 168 – Criminal Law  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program Admission)
This course emphasizes the historical development of criminal law in the United States and the current status of Georgia criminal law.  The main focus of the course will be the statutory contents of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A), with primary emphasis on the criminal and traffic codes. 

CRJ 202 -     Constitutional Law  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  CRJ 101)

Emphasizes the provisions in the Bill of Rights pertaining to criminal justice.  Topics include:  characteristics and powers of the 3 branches of government, principles governing the operation of the Constitution, the Constitutional Amendments and the Bill of Rights.

CRJ 206 -     Criminology  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  CRJ 104)

Introduces the nature, extent, and factors which relate to criminal behavior, and the etiology of criminal offenses and offenders.  Topics include:  sociological, psychological, and biological causes of crime; scope and varieties of crime; prevention of criminal behavior; behavior of criminals in penal and correctional institutions; problems of rehabilitating the convicted criminal; and criminal subculture and society’s reaction.  [OL]

CRJ 207 -     Juvenile Justice  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  CRJ 101)

Analyzes the nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency, and examines processes in the juvenile justice field.  Topics include: comparative analysis of adult and juvenile justice systems, survey of juvenile law, and prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency.

CRJ 209 -     Criminal Justice Practicum/Internship (0-15-5)
(Prerequisite:  Completion of all required courses)

Provides experiences necessary for further professional development and exposure to related agencies in the law enforcement field.  Students pursue a study project directed by the instructor within the institution or either an internship in a related agency supervised by the instructor subject to the availability of an approved site.  Topics include:  law enforcement theory applications, observation and / or participation in law enforcement activities, and an independent study project.

CRJ 212 -     Ethics in Criminal Justice  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

This course provides an exploration of the field of criminal justice ethics, which broadly encompasses the history of justice and theories of morality and ethics.  It includes the study of ethics from both the individual perspective and the organizational standpoint.  Special attention will be given to concrete ethical issues and dilemmas which are encountered regularly by participants in the major components of the criminal justice system.  Four areas of ethical decision making opportunities are therefore studied in this course, including:  law enforcement ethics; correctional ethics; legal profession ethics; and policymaking ethics.

CTD 101 -     Fundamentals of Commercial Truck Driving  (5-0-5)
This course introduces the fundamentals of commercial truck driving.  Through lecture/discussion related topics will be covered.  This course provides emphasis on safety that will continue throughout the program.  Students will be introduced to the controlled driving range.  They will practice exercises in trip planning and log entry and will prepare for their CDL Learner’s permit in the classroom.

CTD 102 -     Basic Operation  (3-2-3-5)
(Prerequisite:  CTD 101)

Basic operation focuses on familiarizing students with truck instruments and controls and on performing basic maneuvers required to drive safely in a controlled environment.  After theoretical classroom instruction, each student will receive the opportunity to not only learn techniques but to practice until they are proficient.  Topics include:  coupling and uncoupling, operating a tractor-trailer through skill maneuvers, and night time driving (4 nights).

CTD 103 -     Advanced Operations  (1-1-12-5)
(Prerequisite:  CTD 101, CTD 102)

Advanced operations focuses on developing skills under actual road conditions.  The classroom part of the course stresses following safe operating practices.  On the road, safe operating practices are integrated into the development of driving skills.  Students drive a total of 750 documented, over-the-road miles.

Note:  State law requires that whenever a vehicle is operated on public roads, an instructor must be present in the truck while a student is driving.

ECE 101 -      Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces concepts relating the responsibilities and procedures involved in a variety of early childhood care situations.  This course addresses key CDA competency goals and functional areas.  Topics include:  historical perspectives, career opportunities, work ethics, functioning in a team environment, transitional activities, guidance, program management, learning environment, cultural diversity, licensing and accreditation, and professional development file (portfolio) guidelines.

ECE 103 -      Human Growth and Development (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)
Introduces students to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the young child (0-5 years of age).  Provides competency development in observing, recording and interpreting the growth and development stages in the young child, advancing physical and intellectual competence, supporting social and economic development, and providing positive guidance.  Topics include:  guidance techniques, observation and recording theory and practice, developmental characteristics, developmentally appropriate practice, and introduction to children with special needs.

ECE 105 -      Health, Safety, and Nutrition   (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces the theory, practices, and requirements for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment.  Topics include:  health issues, safety issues, CPR and first aid, child abuse and neglect, and nutritional needs for children.

ECE 112 -      Curriculum Development  (3-2-3)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  ECE 101, ECE 103)

Develops knowledge and skills to enable the student to establish a learning environment appropriate for young children.  Topics include:  instructional media, curriculum approaches, development of curriculum plans and materials, learning environments, community resources, transitional activities, and approaches to teaching, learning and assessing.

ECE 113 -      Art for Children  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces the concepts related to creativity in art.  This course combines lecture and lab experiences to introduce the many media areas used by children to express themselves.  Topics include:  concepts of creativity; art media, methods, and materials for creative activities, planning and preparation of art experiences, appreciation of children’s art processes and products; developmental stages in art; and art appreciation.

ECE 114 -      Music and Movement  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces the concepts related to creativity in music and movement.  This course combines lecture and lab experiences to introduce media, methods, and materials used to foster creative movement and musical activity.  Topics include:  spontaneous and planned music and movement; media, methods and materials; coordination of movement and music; developmental stages of music; and music appreciation.

ECE 115 -      Language Arts and Literature  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ECE 103)

Develops knowledge and skills to enable the student to plan and implement developmentally appropriate listening, speaking, writing and reading activities for young children.  Topics include:  reading readiness, oral communication activities, writing readiness, listening comprehension, literature selection, story presentation, and stages of language acquisition.

ECE 116 -      Math and Science  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ECE 103)

Presents the process of introducing science and math concepts to young children.  Includes planning and implementation of appropriate activities and development of methods and techniques of delivery.  Topics include:  cognitive stages and developmental process in math and science, math and science activity planning, and development of math and science materials.

ECE 121 -      Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum I  (1-6-3)
(Prerequisite:  Departmental approval)

Provides the student with the opportunity to gain a supervised experience in an actual or simulated work setting allowing demonstration of techniques obtained from coursework.  Practicum training topics include:  good work habits, supervised planning, interaction with children, parents and co-workers, classroom management, application of guidance techniques, and documentation of child’s development.

ECE 122 -      Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum II  (1-6-3)
(Prerequisite:  Departmental approval)

Provides students with the opportunity to gain additional supervised experience in a simulated or actual work setting allowing demonstration of techniques obtained from coursework.  The course will emphasize planning and implementation of activities and physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the child.  Practicum training topics include:  good work habits, application of guidance techniques, human relations, program planning, and classroom management.
 

ECE 132 -      Infant/Toddler Development  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  ECE 101, ECE 103, ECE 105)

Explores the early stages of infant/toddler learning based on current research on brain development and attachment theory.  Developmental delays will be examined from the perspective of early intervention and inclusion.

ECE 134 -      Infant/Toddler Group Care  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  ECE 132)

Introduces the philosophy of primary care, continuity of care, and responsive care giving.  Explores ways to promote cultural sensitivity, create environments for optimal development, and encourages positive relationships with families.

ECE 201 -      Exceptionalities  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  ECE 103)

Provides for the development of knowledge and skills that will enable the student to understand individuals with special needs and appropriately guide their development.  Special emphasis is placed on acquainting the student with community resources and programs that serve families with special needs persons.  Topics include:  physical disabilities and health disorders, intellectual exceptionalities, inclusion/least restrictive environment (LRE), social/emotional disorders, and community resources.

ECE 202 -      Social Issues and Family Involvement (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)
Enables the student to become familiar with the social issues that affect families of today and to develop a plan for coping with these issues as they occur in the occupational environment.  Students are introduced to local programs and agencies that offer services to those in need.  Topics include:  parent education and support, teacher-parent communication, professional responsibilities, family/social issues, community resources, community partnerships, social diversity and anti-bias issues, transitioning the child, and school family activities.

ECE 203 -      Human Growth and Development II (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces students to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the young child (6-12 years of age).  Provides learning experiences related to principles of human growth and development, and learning/behavior theories.  Topics include: observation skills, guidance techniques, developmental characteristics, developmentally appropriate practice, and introduction to children with special needs.

ECE 211 -      Methods and Materials  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  ECE 112)

Develops skills to enable the student to work as a paraprofessional in a program for pre-kindergarten through elementary aged children.  Topics include:  instructional techniques, curriculum, materials for instruction, and learning environments.

ECE 212 -      Professional Practices  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  ECE 211)

Develops skills and knowledge of professional practices applicable to programs for pre-kindergarten and school-aged children.  Topics include:  professional qualifications and professionalism.

ECE 217 -      Program Administration  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Provides training in planning, implementation, and maintenance of an effective early childhood program.  Topics include:  organization, mission, philosophy, goals and history of a program; types of programs; laws, rules, regulations, accreditation and program evaluation; needs assessment; administrative roles and board of directors; marketing, community and public relations, grouping, enrollment and retention; working with parents; professionalism and work ethics; and time and stress management.

ECE 221 -      Facility Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Provides training in early childhood facilities management.  Topics include: money management, space management, and program, equipment and supplies management.

ECE 222 -      Personnel Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Provides training in personnel management in early childhood settings.  Topics include:  staff records; communication; personnel planning; personnel policies; managing payroll, recruitment, selection, interviewing, hiring, motivating, firing, and staff retention; staff scheduling and/or development; providing guidance and supervision; conflict resolution; and staff evaluation.

ECE 224 -      Early Childhood Care/Education Internship  (0-36-12)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)
Provides the student with the opportunity to gain experience in a simulated or actual work setting.  Students are placed in an approved setting(s) throughout the quarter where planning, implementing, observing, and evaluating activities are the focus of their involvement.  An evaluation procedure will be used by the designee of the institution and the on-site supervisor to critique the student’s performance.  Topics include:  problem solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of developmentally appropriate practice,  professional development, and resource file (portfolio) development.

ECG 103 -     Intro to Electrocardiography (0-6-3)
(Prerequisite:  AHS 101 or BIO 193, AHS 109, AHS 104)
Introduces the methods utilized to monitor the electrical activity of the heart and the means to record, store, and retrieve said information for use in the healthcare setting.

ECG 105 -     Electrocardiography Practicum (0-6-3)
(Prerequisite:  AHS 101 or BIO 193, AHS 109, AHS 104, ECG 103)
Introduces students to clinical practice in the basic Electrocardiography Technician procedures.

ECO 191 -     Principles of Economics  (5-0-5)
Provides a description of analysis of economic operations in contemporary society.  Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the policies and economic concepts as they apply to daily life.  Topics include: basic economic principles; economic forces and indicators; capital and labor; price, competition, and monopoly; money and banking; government expenditures; federal and local; fluctuations in production, employment, and income; and United States economy in perspective.  (A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)  [OL]

ELC 104 -      Soldering Technology I  (1-2-2)
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission)

Develops the ability to solder/desolder connectors, components and printed circuit boards using industry standards.  Topics include:  safety practices, total quality management concepts, soldering, desoldering, anti-static grounding, and surface mount techniques.  [OL]

ELC 108 -      Direct Current Circuits II  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisites:  IFC 101, MAT 103-diploma orMAT 191-degree)

Continues direct current (DC) concepts and applications.  Topics include:  complex series/parallel circuits and DC theorems.  [OL]

ELC 110 -      Alternating Current Circuits II  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  IFC 102)

Continues development of AC concepts with emphasis on constructing, verifying, and troubleshooting reactive circuits using RLC analyzers and oscilloscopes.  Topics include:  reactive components, simple RLC circuits, AC circuit resonance, passive filters, and non-sinusoidal wave forms.  [OL]

ELC 115 -      Solid State Devices II  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  IFC 103)

Continues the exploration of the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices.  Topics include:  PN diodes, power supplies, voltage regulation, special application, bipolar junction theory, and bipolar junction application.  [OL]

ELC 117 -      Linear Integrated Circuits  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ELC 115)

Provides in-depth instruction on the characteristics and applications of linear integrated circuits.  Topics include:  operational amplifiers, timers, voltage regulators, and three-terminal regulators.  [OL]

ELC 118 -      Digital Electronics I  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  IFC 103)

Introduces the basic building blocks of digital circuits.  Topics include:  binary arithmetic, logic gates and truth tables, Boolean algebra and minimization techniques, logic families, and digital test equipment.  [OL]

ELC 119 -      Digital Electronics II  (1-9-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ELC 118)

Uses the concepts developed in Digital Electronics I as a foundation for the study of more advanced circuits and devices.  Topics include:  flip-flops, counters, multiplexers and demultiplexers, encoding and decoding, display drivers, analog to digital and digital to analog conversions.  [OL]

ELC 120 -      Microprocessors Fundamentals  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ELC 119)

Introduces microprocessor fundamentals with a focus on current generation microprocessors.  Topics include:  microprocessor architecture, instruction set, addressing schemes, debugging, and memory devices.  [OL]

ELC 211 -      Process Controls  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  ELC 120)

Introduces industrial process control applications with emphasis on sensors and signal conditioning.  Topics include:  symbology and drawing standards, control techniques, sensors and signal conditioning, and ISA and other relevant standards.  [OL]

ELC 212 -      Motor Controls  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisite:  ELC 115)

Introduces the application of motor controls in the industrial environment.  Topics include:  AC/DC motors drive, MCC and contractors, NEC and NEMA standards, ladder diagrams, and power sources.  [OL]

ELC 213 -      Programmable Controllers  (4-3-5)
(Prerequisite:  ELC 120)

Provides the basic skills and techniques used in industrial application of programmable controls.  Topics include:  controller hardware, programming, PC applications, and troubleshooting.  [OL]

ELC 214 -      Mechanical Devices  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 105-diploma or MAT 194-degree)

Develops knowledge and skills necessary to transmit mechanical power using common industrial linkage types.  Emphasis is placed on use of mechanical devices in combination with electronic controls.  Topics include:  linkages, motion analysis, gear drives, and preventative maintenance.  [OL]

ELC 215 -      Fluid Power  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 105-diploma or MAT 194-degree)

Provides an overview of fluid power operation as applied to industrial electronics.  Emphasis is placed on the interfacing of electronic and fluidics systems.  Topics include:  safety, fluid dynamic, pneumatics, hydraulics, air logic, and elastic interfacing.  [OL]

ELC 216 -      Robotics  (1-2-2)
(Prerequisites:  ELC 213, ELC 214, ELC 215)

Explores robotic concepts, terminology, and basic application.  Emphasis is placed on programming in robotic languages and robot/human interfacing safety practices.  Topics include:  safety, terminology, languages, and programming.  [OL]

ELC 217 -      Computer Hardware  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisite:  ELC 120)

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing microcomputer systems.  Topics include:  installation, configuration, and upgrading; diagnosing and troubleshooting; preventative maintenance; motherboards, processors and memory; printers; and basic networking.

ELC 218 -      Operating Systems Technologies  (4-6-7)
(Prerequisite:  ELC 217)

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Command Line Prompt, Windows 9x, Windows 2000, and future operating systems.  Topics include:  operating system fundamentals; installation; configuration and upgrading; diagnosing and troubleshooting; and networks.

ELC 219 -      Networking  (3-3-4)
(Prerequisite:  ELC 120)

Provides an introduction to networking technologies.  Covers a wide range of material about networking, from careers in networking to local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security.  Focuses on operating network management systems and implementing the installation of networks.  The course reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting.  Topics include:  media and topologies; protocols and standards; and network implementation.  [OL]

ELC 286 -      CompTIA A+ Certification  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  ELC 217, ELC 218 or CIS 122 or CIS 140)

Prepares the student for taking the CompTIA A+ examination by reviewing the A+ Core and A+ Operating Systems objectives.  Topics include:  A+ Core Hardware and A+ Operating System Technologies.  [OL]

ELC 291 - RFID Principles and Practices (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission)

This is a foundation course for those interested in learning the key fundamentals of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and its practical application.  This course is designed to build technical competency and business awareness in preparation for systems planning and implementation. Topics include: Evolution of Auto-Identification Technology; Essential RFID Basic Concepts and Components; The Science Behind Radio Frequency Technology; Current and Emerging RFID Standards; RFID Tags, Labels, Readers, Antennas and Printers; RFID System Performance and Design; RFID Data Management; RFID Security and Privacy Issues; and Business Transformation and RFID Planning.

ELC 292 - RFID Implementation (4-6-6)
(Prerequisite: ELC 291)

This course covers the unique issues, requirements and methods associated with effective RFID program management. It provides a variety of examples and case studies to encourage good practices, as well as avoid stumbling blocks, during implementation. Students will be exposed to the variety of middleware solutions currently in the market as well as methods to understand and select the appropriate technology for their organization. Topics include: Essential considerations for working with RFID under real world conditions; Site assessment and solution planning; Determining the appropriate mix of RFID solution components; Creating an RFID pilot plan; Designing an end-to-end RFID solution; and The challenges of transitioning from pilot to production mode.

ELC 293 - RFID Maintenance and Support (4-6-6)
(Prerequisite: ELC 291 & ELC 292)
Maintenance challenges represent some of the largest costs in the Military. Maintenance performance improvements are the most treasured. Keeping strategic equipment in operation in the military—or in the private sector—is where the value lies. How can RFID help? RFID in the service sector is new. This course will discuss both case study material as well as emerging concepts in development. Topics include: State-of-the-art concepts in the Service Supply Chain - moving from asset based to Predictive Management; Service supply chain applications in use today; RFID enhancement of Service and Maintenance applications; Case studies of successful RFID applicators today; and RFID technologies for Service/Customer Management and Maintenance.

ELT 106 -      Electrical Prints, Schematics, and Symbols  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisites:  IFC 100, IFC 101)

Introduces electrical symbols and their use in construction blueprints, electrical schematics, and diagrams.  Topics include:  component identification, electrical symbols, print reading, and measurements and scales.  [OL]

ELT 107 -      Commercial Wiring I  (4-3-5)
(Prerequisites:  ELT 121, IFC 100)

Introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures.  Topics include:  National Electrical Code, commercial load calculations and safety.

ELT 108 -      Commercial Wiring II  (4-3-5)
(Corequisite:  ELT 107)

Presents the study of three phase power systems, fundamentals of AC motor control and transformer connections.  Topics include:  fundamentals of AC motor control, three phase power systems, transformer connections (single phase and three phase step down), and introduction to low voltage systems.

ELT 109 -      Commercial Wiring III  (4-3-5)
(Corequisites:  ELT 107, ELT 108)

Presents the theory and practical application of conduit installation, system design, and related safety requirements.  Topics include:  conduit installation, system design concepts, and safety procedures.

ELT 111 -      Single Phase and Three Phase Motors (4-3-5)
(Prerequisites:  ELT 119, IFC 100, IFC 101)

Introduces the fundamental theories and applications of both single phase and three phase motors.  Topics include:  motor terminology, motor identification, major theory and operating principles, motor efficiencies, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and/or failure analysis, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standards, and NEC requirements.

ELT 112 -      Variable Speed Controls/Low Voltage Controls  (2-3-3)
(Corequisite:  ELT 111)

Introduces types of electric motor control, reduced voltage starting, and applications.  Emphasis will be placed on motor types, controller types, and applications.  Includes information on wye and delta motor connections; part wind, autotransformer; adjustable frequency drives and additional applications.  Topics include:  types of reduced voltage starting, reduced voltage motor connections, and adjustable frequency drive.

ELT 116 -      Transformers  (3-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  ELT 119, IFC 101)

Provides instruction in the theory and operation of specific types of transformers.  Emphasis will be placed on National Electrical Code requirements related to the use of transformers.  Topics include:  transformer theory, types of transformers, National Electrical Code requirements, and safety precautions.  [OL]

ELT 117 -      National Electrical Code Industrial Applications  (2-5-4)
(Corequisite:  ELT 109)

Provides instruction in industrial application of the National Electrical Code.  Topics include:  rigid conduit installation, systems design concepts, equipment installation (600 volts or less), and safety precautions.

ELT 118 -      Electrical Controls  (3-5-5)
(Corequisites:  ELT 108, ELT 111, ELT 112)

Introduces line and low voltage switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, and circuits.  Emphasis will be placed on switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, line and low voltage switching circuits operation, and application and ladder diagrams.  Topics include:  ladder and wire diagrams, switching circuits, manual controls and devices, automatic controls and devices, and application and operation of controllers and controls.

ELT 119 -      Electricity Principles II  (3-2-4)
(Corequisites: IFC 100,  MAT 101, IFC 101)

Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current.  Topics include:  AC test equipment, AC wave generation, inductance, magnetism, capacitance, and basic transformers.  [OL]

ELT 120 -      Residential Wiring I  (3-5-5)
(Prerequisite:  IFC 100; Corequisites:  ELT 106, ELT 119, ELT 121, IFC 101)

Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures.  Topics include:  residential circuits, National Electrical Code, print reading, wiring materials, wiring methods (size and type of conductors, box fill calculations and voltage drop), determining the number and location of lighting receptacles and small appliance circuits, switch control of luminaries and receptacle installation including bonding, GFCI and AFCI circuits, special purpose outlets (ranges, cooktops, ovens, dryers, water heaters, sump pumps, etc.), and sizing OCPD’s (circuit breakers and fuses).

ELT 121 -      Residential Wiring II  (5-3-6)
(Corequisite:  ELT 120)

Provides additional instruction on wiring practices in accordance with the National Electrical Code.  Topics include:  residential single-family service calculations, residential two-family service calculations, and feeders, residential single-family service installation, residential two-family service installation, load balancing, panelboards and feeders, and concepts of electrical wiring applications such as cable TV and CATV installation, swimming pool installation, and remote control lighting and intercom installation.

ELT 122 -      Industrial PLC’s  (4-6-6)
(Prerequisites:  ELT 111, ELT 112, ELT 118)

Introduces operational theory, systems terminology, plc installations, and programming procedures for programmable logic controls.  Emphasizes plc programming, connections, installations, and start-up procedures.  Topics include:  plc hardware and software, plc functions and terminology, introductory numbering systems, plc installation and set up, plc programming basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters, connecting field devices to I/O cards, and plc safety procedures.

EMP 100 -     Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development  (3-0-3)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)
Provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society.  Topics include:  human relation skills, job acquisition skills, job advancement skills, job retention skills, and professional image skills.  [OL]

EMS 120 -     Emergency Medical Technology Basic I (6-6-8)(Prerequisite:  Program admission)
Introduces students to the Emergency Medical Technician profession.  This course covers the first half of the U.S. Department of Transportation Basic EMT Program.  Topics include:  introduction to emergency care, EMS systems, well-being of the EMT, medical-legal aspects of emergency care, hazardous materials, blood and airborne pathogens infectious diseases, ambulance operations and emergency vehicle operations, the human body, patient assessment, communications and documentation, gaining access, airway, lifting and moving patients, basic life support-CPR and automatic external defibrillation.

EMS 121 -     Emergency Medical Technology Basic II (7-1-7)
(Prerequisite:  Completion of EMS 120)

Introduces students to the Emergency Medical Technician profession.  This course covers the second half of the U.S. Department of Transportation Basic EMT Program.  Topics include:  general pharmacology, respiratory emergencies, cardiology, diabetes, altered mental status, seizures, allergies, poisonings, bleeding and shock, environmental emergencies, behavioral emergencies, PASG, soft tissue injuries, head and spinal injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, OB/GYN, infants and children, and special needs patients.

EMS 122 -     Emergency Medical Technology Intermediate  (7-5-9)
(Prerequisites:  EMS 120, EMS 121 or GA Basic Certificate)

This course covers the U.S. Department of Transportation 1985 Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate curriculum.  The EMT-I course is designed to provide additional training and increased knowledge and skills in specific aspects of advanced life support.  This course is for individuals who have successfully completed the EMT-Basic course as a prerequisite.  Topics include:  roles and responsibilities, EMS systems, medical/legal, communications, documentation, medical terminology, body systems, patient assessment, advanced airway, shock, trauma, shock management, IV administration, intraosseous infusion, medical emergencies I, medical emergencies II, diabetic and dextrose administration, patient handling, and extrication.

EMS 126 -     Introduction to the Paramedic Profession  (3-1-3)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission; Corequisites:  ENG 101, MAT 101, AHS 101, SCT 100)

Introduces the student to the paramedic profession.  Discussion centers on functions that extend beyond the EMT scope of practice.  Topics include:  the EMS system/roles and responsibilities, well-being of the paramedic, illness/injury prevention, medical/legal considerations, ambulance operations, ethics, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, crime scene awareness and medical incident command.  This course provides instruction on topics in Division 1, Sections 1-5, Division 7, Section 1 and Division 8, Sections 1-5 of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 127A-   Patient Assessment I  (1-1-2)
(Corequisites:  AHS 101, EMS 128)

Introduces the fundamental principles and skills involved in assessing the pre-hospital patient. Emphasis is on the systematic approach to patient assessment, with adaptations for the medical versus the trauma patient.  Topics include:  patient assessment, therapeutic communications, history taking, techniques of physical exam, clinical decision-making, EMS communications, and documentation.  This course provides instruction on topics in Division 1, Section 9 and Division 3, Sections 1-9 of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 127B-   Patient Assessment II  (2-1-2)
(Prerequisite:  EMS 127A)

Continues the fundamental principles and skills involved in assessing the pre-hospital patient. Emphasis is on the systematic approach to patient assessment, with adaptations for the medical versus the trauma patient.  Topics include:  patient assessment, therapeutic communications, history taking, techniques of physical exam, clinical decision-making, EMS communications, and documentation.  This course provides instruction on topics in Division 1, Section 9 and Division 3, Sections 1-9 of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 128 - Applied Physiology and Pathophysiology  (3-0-3)
(Corequisite:  AHS 101)

Introduces the concepts of pathophysiology as it correlates to disease processes.  This course will enable caregivers to enhance their assessment and management skills.  Disease-specific pathophysiology is covered in each related section of the curriculum.  Also covered is a review of cellular composition and function, including cellular environment as it relates to fluid and acid-based balances.  Content on genetics and familial diseases are discussed.  Hypoperfusion, including various forms of shock, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and cellular metabolism impairment are integral components in this course.  The next portion of this section provides information on the body’s self-defense mechanisms, the inflammatory response, and variances in immunity.  The final topic covered is stress and disease, which includes stress responses and the interrelationships among stress, coping, and disease.

EMS 129 -     Pharmacology  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  ENG 101, MAT 101, SCT 100, EMS 200A)

This unit is designed to help the paramedic implement a patient management plan based on principles and applications of pharmacology.  Discussion of pharmacology includes:  identification of drugs, drug calculations, drug administration techniques and procedures, and drug safety and standards.

EMS 130 -     Respiratory Management and Function (4-2-5)
(Prerequisites:  EMS 126, EMS 127A-B, EMS 128,EMS 129)

This course is designed to help the paramedic assess and treat wide varieties of respiratory related illnesses in the pediatric and adult patient.  Topics include:  a review of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology of foreign body airway obstruction, recognition of respiratory compromise, use of airway adjunctive equipment/procedures, current therapeutic modalities for bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, hyperventilation syndromes, and spontaneous pneumothorax.  This section also provides expanded information for adult respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary thromboembolism, neoplasms of the lung, pneumonia, emphysema, pulmonary edema, and respiratory infections.  This course provides instruction on topics in Division 2 (Airway), Section 1 (Airway Management and Ventilation) and Division 5 (Medical), Section 1 (Respiratory) of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 131 -     Trauma  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisites:  EMS 126, EMS 127A-B, EMS 128,EMS 129; Corequisites:  ENG 101, EMS 200A, SCT 100)

This course is designed to introduce the student to assessment and management of the trauma patient, to include:  systematic approach to the assessment and management of trauma, demonstration of the assessment and management of certain types of trauma patients and bodily injuries.  Students should complete the requirements for the Basic Trauma Life Support course or the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support course.

EMS 132 -     Cardiology  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisites:  EMS 126, EMS 127A-B, EMS 128,EMS 129; Corequisites:  ENG 101, EMS 200A, SCT 100)

Emphasizes the study of the cardiovascular system.  Cardiology I  introduces and explores cardiovascular epidemiology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and electrophysiology.  This course will also provide instruction on initial cardiovascular assessment, focused history, detailed physical examination, and electrocardiographic monitoring.  Management of the cardiovascular patient will be taught in Cardiology II.  At the completion of this course student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field of impression and implement the treatment plan for the patient with cardiovascular disease.  This course provides instruction on topics in Division 5 (Medical), Section 2 (Cardiology) of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 133 -     Cardiology II  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisites:  EMS 126, EMS 127A-B, EMS 128, EMS 129; Corequisites:  ENG 101, EMS 200A, EMS 132, SCT 100)

Expounds on the objectives in Cardiology I, emphasizing advanced patient assessment and management of the cardiac patient.  Topics will include advanced cardiovascular assessment, electrical intervention, pharmacological intervention, and emergency resuscitative treatment utilizing the American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Providers course.  This course provides instruction on topics in Division 5 (Medical), Section 2 (Cardiology) of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 134 -     Medical Emergencies  (4-1-4)
(Prerequisites:  EMS 126, EMS 127A-B, EMS 128,EMS 129)

Provides an in-depth study of the nervous, endocrine, gastrointestinal, renal, hematopoietic, and immune systems.  Topics include:  epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of specific injuries/illnesses.  Emphasizes allergies and anaphylaxis, toxicology, environmental emergencies, and infectious and communicable diseases.  General/specific pathophysiology assessment and management is discussed in detail for environmental emergencies.  Infectious and communicable disease topics include:  public health principles, public health agencies, infection, pathogenicity, infectious agents, and specific infectious disease processes and their management.  This course provides instruction on topics in Division 5 (Medical), Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 135 -     Maternal/Pediatric Emergencies  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisites:  EMS 126, EMS 127A-B, EMS 128,EMS 129)

Emphasizes the study of gynecological, obstetrical, pediatric and neonatal emergencies.  Maternal/Child combines the unique relationships and situations encountered with mother and child.  Provides an understanding of anatomy/physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment priorities for the OB/GYN patient.  Pediatric and neonatal growth and development, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, assessment and treatments specifics are covered in detail.  Successful completion of a PLS/PALS course is required.  This course provides instruction on topics in Division 5 (Medical), Section 13 (Obstetrics), and 14 (Gynecology), and 6 (Special Considerations), Sections 1 (Neonatology) and 2 (Pediatrics) of the USDOT/NHTSA Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

EMS 136 -     Special Patients  (2-1-2)
(Prerequisites:  EMS 126, EMS 127A-B, EMS 128,EMS 129)

Provides an overview of the assessment/management of behavioral emergencies as they pertain to pre-hospital care.  Topics include:  communication skills and crisis intervention, assessment and management of the adult and adolescent patient with behavioral emergencies, medical/legal considerations, management of the suicidal patient, management of the violent patient, and stress management.  Geriatrics, life span, abuse, special challenges, and chronic care patients are included.

EMS 200A- Clinical Application of Advanced Emergency Care I  (0-6-2)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission; Corequisites: AHS 101, EMS 126, EMS 127A-B, EMS 128, EMS 129,EMS 130, EMS 131, EMS132, EMS 133, EMS 134,EMS 135, EMS 136)

This course provides a range of clinical experiences for the student paramedic to include clinical applications of advanced emergency care.

EMS 200B- Clinical Application of Advanced Emergency Care II  (0-12-4)
(Prerequisite:  EMS 200A)

This course continues the clinical experiences for the student paramedic to include clinical application of advanced emergency care.

EMS 200C-   Clinical Application of Advanced Emergency Care III  (0-12-4)
(Prerequisite:  EMS 200B)

This course continues the clinical experiences for the student paramedic to include clinical application of advanced emergency care.

EMS 201 -     Summative Evaluations  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission; Corequisites: ENG 101, SCT 100)

Provides supervised clinical experience in the hospital and pre-hospital advanced life support settings to include:  summative case evaluations, EMS leadership, and EKG interpretation.  This course includes a comprehensive paramedic program examination and a board examination review.

ENG 095 -     English  (1-8-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  Entrance English score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Introduces fundamental grammar.  Topics include:  basic vocabulary, simple sentences, sentence capitalization and punctuation, basic spelling, and basic writing.

ENG 096 -     English II  (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  ENG 095 or entrance English score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels
)

Emphasizes standard English usage.  Topics include:  capitalization, basic punctuation, subjects and verbs agreement, correct verb forms, spelling, and basic paragraph development.

ENG 097 -     English III  (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  ENG 096 or entrance English score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Emphasizes the rules of grammar, punctuation capitalization, spelling, and writing in order to ensure a smooth transition into communicating orally and in writing.  Topics include:  basic grammar, mechanics, spelling, and sentence writing and paragraphing skills needed for writing memos, letters, reports, and short essays.

ENG 098 -     English IV  (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  ENG 097 or entrance English score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Emphasizes the ability to communicate using written and oral methods.  Topics include:  writing and the process of writing, revising, and oral reports.

ENG 101 -     English I  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission level English and reading competency)

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written/oral communication abilities.  Topics include:  analysis or writing techniques used in selected reading, writing practice, editing and proofreading, oral presentation skills, and research skills. Homework assignments reinforce classroom learning.

ENG 111 -     Business English  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission level English andreading competency)

Emphasizes a functional and comprehensive review of English usage.  Topics include:  English grammar and sentence structure, composition fundamentals.  [OL]

ENG 112 -     Business Communications  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  ENG 111, BUS 101)

Provides knowledge and application of written and oral communications found in business situations. Topics include: writing fundamentals and speaking fundamentals
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ENG 191 -     Composition and Rhetoric  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite: Program admission level language competency)

Focuses on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, including introductory use of a variety of research skills; explores the analysis of expository essays and creative nonfiction about issues in the humanities and in society. The course includes a review of grammar and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing, with emphasis on the rhetorical function of these mechanics. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. (A grade of "C: or higher is required for successful completion of this course.) [OL]

ENG 193 -     Literature and Composition (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  ENG 191 with “C” or better)

Develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENG 191, emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods; emphasizes the student's ability to read literature and literary criticism analytically and meaningfully and to communicate that information clearly. Students analyze, critically interpret, and evaluate the form and content of a range of literary texts and practice various strategies of writing. Topics include reading and analysis of fiction, poetry, and drama; advanced research methods; and writing about literature. (A grade of "C" or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)

ENG 195 -     Technical Communications  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  ENG 191 with a “C” or better)

Emphasizes practical knowledge of technical communications techniques, procedures, and reporting formats used in industry and business.  Topics include:  reference use and research, device and process description, formal technical report writing, business correspondence, and oral technical report presentation.  (A grade of “C’ or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)

FIN 191 -       Introduction to Finance  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  ACC 101)

Provides an introduction to financial markets, institutions, and management in a contemporary society.  Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the financial markets in which funds are traded, the financial institutions participating in facilitating the trade of such funds, and the financial principles and concepts behind sound financial management.  Topics include: business finance management, financial systems of the United States and financing other sectors of the economy.  (A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)  [OL]

IFC 100 -       Industrial Safety  (2-1-2)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Provides in-depth study of the health and safety practices required for maintenance of industrial production equipment.  Topics include:  traffic safety, ladder safety, fire safety, safe work in confined spaces, electrical safety, emergency procedures, and introduction to OSHA regulations, hazardous materials safety, MSDS Right-to-Know Law, and safety equipment.  [OL]

IFC 101 -       Direct Current Circuits I  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  MAT 101) Note: Math 103 required for Electronics diploma or MAT 191 for Electronics degree.

Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications.  Topics include:  electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.

IFC 102 -       Alternating Current Circuits I  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  IFC 101)

Introduces the theory and applications of various sine wave voltages and currents.  Topics include:  magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.  [OL]

IFC 103 -       Solid State Devices I  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  IFC 102)

Introduces the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices.  Topics include:  diode applications, introduction to semiconductor fundamentals, basic amplifiers, basic transistor fundamentals, and semiconductor for switching devices.  [OL]

ISS 132 -       Clinical Practice  (0-8-2)
(Prerequisite:  RAD 101)

Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and provides an opportunity for students to participate in or observe radiographic procedures.  Topics include:  Hospital area and procedures, film processing procedures, basic patient care, radiographic procedure responsibilities and radiation safety.  Clinical practice experiences are designed to provide patient care and assessment and competent performance of Imaging Science Services Assistants.

MAS 101 - Legal Aspects of the Medical Office (2-0-2)
(Prerequisite: ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, BUS 101, BUS 106, SCT 100)
Introduces the basic concept of medical assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics and the medical assistants role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge of medical jurisprudence and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: physician-patient-assistant relationship, introduction to medical assisting, introduction to medical law, medical office in litigation, ethics and bioethical issues.

MAS 103 - Pharmacology (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, BUS 101, BUS 106, SCT 100)
Introduces drug therapy, emphasizing safety, classification of drugs, their action, side effects, and/or adverse reactions. The basic concept of mathematics used in administering drugs is also introduced.. Topics include: introduction to pharmacology, calculation of dosages, sources and forms of drugs, drug classification, and drug effects on the body system. Principles of infusion therapy are optional.

MAS 108 - Medical Assisting Skills I (2-8-5)
(Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, BUS 101, BUS 106, SCT 100)
Introduces skills for assisting the physician with a complete history and physical in all types of practice. The course includes skills for sterilizing instruments and equipment and setting up sterile trays. The student also explores the theory and practice of electrocardiography. Topics include: prepare patients/assist physician with examinations and diagnostic procedures, infection control and related OSHA guidelines, vital sign/mensura-tion, minor office surgical procedures, and electrocardiograms.

MAS 109 - Medical Assisting Skills II (2-8-5)
(Prerequisites: MAS 103, MAS 108 ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, BUS 101, BUS 106, SCT 100; Corequisite:MAS101)
Furthers the knowledge of the more complex activities in a physician’s office. Topics include: the collection and the examination of specimens and CLIA regulations; urinalysis; venipuncture; hematology and chemistry evaluations; advanced reagent testing (Strept Test, HcG, etc.); administration of medications; emergency procedures of the medical office; respiratory evaluations, rehabilitative therapy procedures; principles of radiology safety and emergency procedures of the medical office.

MAS 112 - Human Diseases (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, BUS 101, BUS 106, SCT 100)
Provides clear, basic, and succinct information about common medical conditions. Taking each body system, the disease condition is highlighted following a logical formation consisting of: description, etiology, signs/symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. Topics include: introduction to disease and diseases of body systems.

MAS 113 - Maternal and Child Care (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, BUS 101, BUS 106, SCT 100)
Focuses is on the reproductive system, the care of the mother throughout all stages of pregnancy, the normal/emotional growth of the healthy child, and care of the sick child. Topics include: introduction to obstetrics, female reproductive system, male reproductive system, intrauterine development, prenatal care, principles of specialized testing, labor and delivery, postpartum care, patient education, and methods of contraception. Child development and common pathophysiology from newborn through adolescence and child development.

MAS 114 - Medical Administrative Procedures (2-3-3)
(Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, BUS 101, BUS 106, SCT 100; Corequisites: MAS 103, MAS 112)
Emphasizes essential skills required for the typical medical office in the areas of computers and medical transcription. Topics include: introduction to the computer and medical transcription.

MAS 115 - Medical Administrative Procedures II (1-5-3)
(Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, BUS 101, BUS 106, SCT 100)
Emphasizes essential skills required for typical medical offices. Topics include: insurance preparation and coding, and accounting procedures.

MAS 117 - Medical Assisting Externship (0-24-8)
(Prerequisite: Completion of all required coursework prior to internship, a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, no unresolved grades of “F” or “I” from previous courses, and good academic standing; Corequisite: MAS 118)
Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a medical office job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice and follow-through. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, functioning in the work environment, listening, and following directions.

MAS 118 - Medical Assisting Seminar (4-0-4)
(Prerequisite: Completion of all required courses except MAS 117; Corequisite: MAS 117)
Seminar focuses on job preparation and maintenance skills and review for the certification examination. Topics include: letters of application, resumes, completing a job application, job interviews, follow-up letter/call, letters of resignation, and review of program competencies for employment and certification.

MAS 151 - ICD-9 Coding I (2-3-3)
(Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, SCT 100)
Provides an introduction to medical coding skills and application of international coding standards for billing of health care services. Topics include: international classification of diseases, code books format, guidelines and conventions, and coding techniques.

MAS 152 - ICD-9 Coding II (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite: MAS 151)
Continues development of skills and knowledge presented in Medical Procedures Coding I and provides for patient disease and medical procedure coding for billing purposes by health care facilities. Topics include: medical records coding techniques, coding linkage and incoding including fraud and abuse; compliance; third party reimbursement issues and ethics.

MAS 153 - Physician’s Procedural Coding (3-0-3)
(Prerequisite: MAS 151, MAS 152)
Provides knowledge and skills to apply the coding of procedures for billing using the Physician’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual. Topics include: format of a CPT manual, CPT manual coding guidelines, and coding using the CPT manual.

MAT 095 - Developmental Mathematics I (0-10-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  Entrance arithmetic score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Introduces elementary arithmetic needed for advancement to the level of basic mathematics.  Topics include:  standard notation, addition and subtraction of whole numbers, multiplication and division of whole numbers, rounding and estimating whole numbers, solving equations, applications and problem solving exponential notation and order of operations, factorizations, divisibility, and least common multiples.

MAT 096 - Developmental Mathematics II (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 095 or entrance arithmetic score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Teaches the student basic arithmetic skills needed for the study of mathematics related to specific occupational programs.  Topics include:  whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and measurements. 

MAT 097 - Developmental Mathematics III (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 096 or entrance arithmetic score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Emphasizes in-depth arithmetic skills needed for the study of mathematics related to specific occupational programs and the study of basic algebra.  Topics include:  whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, measurement, geometry, and application problems.

MAT 098 -    Elementary Algebra  (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 097 or entrance arithmetic score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Provides instruction in basic algebra.  Topics include:  introduction to real numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, graphs of liner equations, polynomial equations, and polynomial factoring.

MAT 099 -    Intermediate Algebra  (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 098 or entrance arithmetic score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)
Designed for students who require additional skills in algebra prior to taking College Algebra.  The major topics include:  operations with algebraic expressions; linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, and functions; graphing techniques; rational expressions and equations; exponents, radicals, and complex numbers; and simultaneous equations.

MAT 100 -    Basic Mathematics  (3-0-3)
Emphasizes basic mathematical concepts. Topics include: mathematical operations, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, and measurement and conversion. Class includes lecture, applications, and homework to reinforce learning.

MAT 101 -    General Mathematics  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement)

Emphasizes mathematical skills that can be applied to the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include: properties of numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, measurement and conversion, exponents and radicals, and geometric and technical formulas. Class includes lectures, applications, and homework to reinforce learning.

MAT 103 -    Algebra Concepts  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement)

Introduces concepts and operations which can be applied to the study of algebra. Course content emphasizes: basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts. Class includes lecture, applications, and homework to reinforce learning.

MAT 105 -    Trigonometry  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite: “C” or better in MAT 103)

Emphasizes trigonometric concepts. Introduces logarithms and exponential functions. Topics include: geometric formulas, trigonometric concepts, and logarithms and exponentials.

MAT 111 -    Business Math  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement)

Emphasizes mathematical concepts found in business situations. Topics include: basic mathematical skills, mathematical skills in business-related problem solving, mathematical information for documents, graphs, and mathematical problems using electronic calculators (not to include the touch method).

MAT 191 -    College Algebra  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite: Program admission level math achievement)

 
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include: algebraic concepts and operations, linear and quadratic equations and functions, simultaneous equations, inequalities, exponents and powers, graphing techniques, and analytic geometry.

 
(A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)
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MAT 194 -    Pre-Calculus  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 191 with a grade “C” or higher)

This course prepares students for Calculus.  The topics discussed include an extensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs.  Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.  (A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)

MKT 100 -    Introduction to Marketing  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Emphasizes the trends and dynamic forces that affect the marketing process and coordination of the marketing functions.  Topics include:  marketing strategies, marketing mix, marketing trends, and dynamic forces affecting markets.  [OL]

MKT 101 -    Principles of Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission)

Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and job responsibilities.  Emphasis will be on personnel management, basic supervisory functions, supervisory skills and techniques, and the special demands and challenges of supervising employees.  Topics include:  supervision, motivation, and evaluation of employees; management theories, including total quality management; the functions of management; recruitment, screening, and the selection of employees; and supervision techniques.  [OL]

MKT 103 -    Business Law  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces the study of contracts and other business obligations in the legal environment.  Topics include:  creation and evolution of laws, sales contracts, court decision procedures, the Uniform Commercial Code, and risk-bearing devices.  [OL]

MKT 104 -    Principles of Economics  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission level math
competency)

Provides a study of micro and macro economic principles, policies, and applications.  Topics include:  supply and demand, money and the banking system, business cycle, and economic systems.  [OL]

MKT 106 -    Fundamentals of Selling  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Emphasizes sales strategies and techniques to assist the student in the sales process.  Topics include:  customer relations, professional image, product/service knowledge, sales presentations, ethics of selling, and selling techniques and procedures.  [OL]

MKT 108 -    Advertising  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices associated with advertising activities. Topics include: purposes of advertising, principles of advertising, budgeting, marketing and advertising plans, target marketing and selection, media evaluation, regulations and controls, campaign planning, and trends in advertising. [OL]

MKT 109 -    Visual Merchandising  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Focuses on the components of display necessary for the effective visual presentation of goods and services.  Opportunities will be provided to utilize the principles and techniques that are common to display work in various types of businesses.  Emphasis will be placed on design, color, tools, materials and installation of displays.  Topics include:  design principles, color principles, props and fixtures, tools and materials of the trade, store planning, lighting and signing, installation of displays, and safety.  [OL]

MKT 110 -    Entrepreneurship  (6-4-8)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission level mathcompetency)

Provides an overview of the activities involved in planning, establishing, and managing a small business enterprise.  Topics include:  planning, financing, location analysis, and developing a business plan.  [OL]

MKT 122 - Buying and Merchandising Management (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Develops the skills for the potential entrepreneur to effectively merchandise and manage a business. Topics include:  principles of merchandising, traffic patterns, basic stock and inventory, inventory control, mark-ups and mark-downs, types of discounts, and the fundamentals of buying.  [OL]

MKT 123 -    Small Business Management (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  ACC 101, ENG 111, MAT 111)

Summarizes competencies included in the entrepreneurship specialization and provides opportunities for application and demonstration of skills.  Topics include:  management principles, financial applications, marketing functions, and entrepreneurial growth potential.  [OL]

MKT 125 -    Retail Operations Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Emphasizes the planning, organizing, and managing of retail firms.  Topics include:  organizational development, human resource management, strategic planning, short-term planning, analysis of profit and loss statements and balance sheets, inventory controls, and entrepreneurship.

MKT 130 - Marketing Administration O.B.I. I (0-10-3)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission, ENG 111, MKT 101)

Introduces the application and reinforcement of marketing administration and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience.  Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities in realistic work situations and are provided with insights into marketing administration applications on the job.  Topics include:  problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of marketing administration techniques, and professional development.  Occupation based instruction is implemented through the use of written performance evaluation, required weekly seminar, and required practicum or on-the-job training.

MKT 131 -    Marketing Administration O.B.I. II (0-10-3)
(Prerequisite:  MKT 130)

Focuses on the application and reinforcement of marketing administration and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience.  Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into marketing administration applications on the job.  Topics include:  adaptability to the job setting, problem solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of marketing administration techniques, and professional development.  Occupation based instruction is implemented through the use of written performance evaluation, required weekly seminar, and required practicum or on-the-job training.

MKT 134 -    Entrepreneurship O.B.I.  I  (0-10-3)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission, ENG 111, MKT 101)

Introduces the application and reinforcement of entrepreneurship and the employability principles in an actual job placement or a practicum experience.  Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into entrepreneurship applications on the job.  Topics include:  adaptability to the job setting, problem solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of entrepreneurship techniques, and professional development.  Occupation based instruction is implemented through the use of written performance evaluation, required weekly seminar, and required practicum or on-the-job training.

MKT 135 -    Entrepreneurship O.B.I. II  (0-10-3)
(Prerequisite:  MKT 134)

Focuses on the application and reinforcement of entrepreneurship and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience.  Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into entrepreneurship applications on the job.  Topics include:  adaptability to the job setting, problem solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of entrepreneurship techniques, and professional development.  Occupation based instruction is implemented through the use of written performance evaluation, required weekly seminar, and required practicum or on-the-job training.

MKT 136 -    Retail Management O.B.I.  I  (0-10-3)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission, ENG 111, MKT 101)

Introduces the application and reinforcement of retail management and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience.  Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into retail management applications on the job.  Topics include:  adaptability to the job setting, problem solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of retail management techniques, and professional development.  Occupation based instruction is implemented through the use of written performance evaluation, required weekly seminar, and required practicum or on-the-job training.

MKT 137 -    Retail Management O.B.I.  II  (0-10-3)
(Prerequisite: MKT 136)

Focuses on the application and reinforcement of retail management and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience.  Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into retail management applications on the job.  Topics include:  adaptability to the job setting, problem solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of retail management techniques, and professional development.  Occupation based instruction is implemented through the use of written performance evaluation, required weekly seminar, and required practicum or on-the-job training.

MKT 161 -    Service Industry Business Environment (2-0-2)
Introduces students to the service industry.  Topics include:  an introduction to the service industry business environment, an introduction to life-long learning, work ethics and positive behaviors required for exceptional customer service, customer relations, basic business principles, and working together successfully on terms.

MKT 162 -    Customer Contact Skills  (6-0-6)
Provides students with skills to communicate with customers and successfully manage that relationship in both telephone and face-to-face situations.  Topics include:  skills to effectively communicate with customers, problem solving in customer service, telephone skills, sales skills in the service environment, managing the difficult customer, and managing.

MKT 163 - Computer Skills for Customer Service (3-0-3)
Provides students with the fundamentals of computer skills in a customer service environment.  Topics include:  introduction to computer technology, introduction to the Windows environment, introduction to databases, introduction to spreadsheets, introduction to word processing, introduction to E-mail, and credit card processing.

MKT 164 -    Business Skills for the Customer Service Environment  (3-0-3)
Provides students with the fundamental basic business skills in the customer service environment.  Topics include:  introduction to business correspondence, basic business calculations, change management, managing multiple tasks and priorities, and tools for team problem solving and service improvement.

MKT 165 -    Personal Effectiveness in Customer Service  (1-0-1)
Provides students with skills that will allow them to present a positive image to both co-workers and customers.  Topics include:  personal wellness and stress management, positive image, and job interview skills.

MKT 232 - Advanced Selling  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional Admission)

This course emphasizes the advanced sales presentation skills needed to build partnerships with business representatives and final consumers.  Topics include:  sales presentations, customer relationship management, sales training, self-management, and sales force training.

MKT 228 - Advanced Marketing  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional Admission)

This course gives an in depth study of marketing research, consumer behavior, and Marketing management strategies in a complex global environment.  Topics include:  marketing research, strategic management competitive advantage, and market segmentation.  [OL]

MLT 101 -     Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite: Program admission)

Introduces students to the terms, concepts, procedures, and equipment used in a professional medical laboratory.  Topics include:  professional ethics and regulatory agencies; basic laboratory safety, equipment and techniques; phlebotomy/specimen processing; quality control concepts; process improvement, documentation; and point of care testing.  Practical experience in phlebotomy will be provided in the institution laboratory and/or clinical setting.

MLT 103 -     Urinalysis/Body Fluids  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites: BIO 193, BIO 194, AHS 104, MLT 101)

Provides theory and techniques required to conduct tests on urine and various body fluids.  Theory and tests are related to disease states and diagnosis.  Topics include:  theory of urinalysis; physical, chemical, and microscopic urinalysis; urinalysis and disease state correlation; special urinalysis and related testing; body fluids tests; and safety and quality control.

MLT 104 -     Hematology/Coagulation  (5-7-8)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites: BIO 193, BIO 194, AHS 104, MLT 101)

Introduces the fundamental formation, function, and degradation of blood cells.  Topics include:  reticuloendothelial system and blood cell formation, complete blood count and differential, other related blood tests, correlation of test results to disease states, coagulation and fibrinolysis, instrumentation for hematology and coagulation, critical valves and blood cell dycrasias, safety and quality control, and process improvement.

MLT 105 -     Serology/Immunology  (3-2-3)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites: BIO 193, BIO 194, AHS 104, MLT 101)

Introduces the fundamental theory and techniques applicable to serology and immunology practice in the medical laboratory.  Topics include:  immune system, atigen and antibody reactions, immunological diseases, common serological techniques, safety and quality control, and process improvement.

MLT 106 -     Immunohematology  (5-5-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite: MLT 105)

Provides an in-depth study of immunohematology principles and practices as applicable to medical laboratory technology.  Topics include:  genetic theory and clinical applications, immunology, donor unit collection, pre-transfusion testing, management of disease states and transfusion reactions, safety, documentation/quality control, and process improvement.

MLT 107 -     Clinical Chemistry  (5-5-7)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites: BIO 193, BIO 194,
AHS 104, MLT 101, CHM 191, CHM 192, MAT 191)

Develops concepts and techniques of clinical chemistry applicable to medical laboratory technology.  Topics include:  carbohydrates, electrolytes and acid-base balance, nitrogenous compounds, enzymes and endocrinology, liver functions, lipids, toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring, safety and quality control, correlation of disease states, process improvement (team approach), and critical thinking skills.

MLT 108 -     Microbiology  (6-6-8)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites: BIO 193, BIO 194, AHS 104, MLT 101, CHM 191, CHM 192, MAT 191)

Introduces fundamental microbiology and parasitology theory and techniques applicable to disease state identification.  Topics include:  microbiology fundamentals; basic techniques; clinical microbiology; anti-microbial sensitivity; safety and quality control; parasitology; mycology, mycobacteriology, and virology; correlation of disease states; and process improvement.

MLT 109 - Clinical Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, and Serology Practicum  (0-12-4)
(Prerequisites:  MLT 101, MLT 103, MLT 105)

Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting.  This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through.  Topics include:  basic and specialized urinalysis tests, serological tests and techniques, blood and specimen processing, correlation of test results to disease states, safety and quality control, and quality assurance.  The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

MLT 110 - Clinical Immunohematology Practicum (0-20-6)
(Prerequisite:  MLT 106)

Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of immunohematology principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting.  This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through.  Topics include:  specimen processing; slide and tube immunological techniques; criteria for special techniques; component and theory practices; management of disease states; transfusion complications; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement.  The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

MLT 111 - Clinical Hematology/Coagulation Practicum  (0-20-6)
(Prerequisite:  MLT 104)

Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of hematology/coagulation principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting.  This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through.  Topics include:  complete blood count and differentials; other related blood tests; coagulation and fibrionolysis tests; correlation of test results to disease states and critical values; instrumentation; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement.  The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

MLT 112 -     Clinical Microbiology Practicum (0-20-6)
(Prerequisite: MLT 108)

Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting.  This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through.  Topics include:  specimen inoculations; stains; culture work-ups; bacterial identification; anti-microbial sensitivity; media preparation; special areas; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement.  The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

MLT 113 -     Clinical Chemistry Practicum  (0-20-6)
(Prerequisite: MLT 108)

Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of chemistry principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting.  This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through.  Topics include:  therapeutic drugs and toxicology; automated and manual chemistry; immuno chemistry; special chemistry; safety; correlation of test results to disease states and critical values; instrumentation; documentation/quality control; and process improvement.  The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

MLT 118 -     MLT Licensure Review I  (0-3-1)
(Prerequisites:  MLT 101-MLT 108; Corequisites:  MLT 109-MLT 113)

Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for national certification examinations for the medical laboratory technician level.  Topics include:  review of professional ethics, regulatory agencies, safety, and fundamental techniques; phlebotomy and specimen processing; infection control; quality control; computers in the lab; urinalysis/body fluids—theory, tests, correlation; hematology—RE system, blood count, differential, correlation of test results to disease, instrumentation, coagulation, fibrinolysis, critical levels and blood cell dycrasias; immunology/serology—immune system, antigen-antibody reactions, diseases of the immune system, serological techniques, genetic theory, correlation of results to disease.

MLT 119 -     MLT Licensure Review II  (0-3-1)
(Prerequisites:  MLT 101-MLT 108; Corequisites:MLT 109-MLT 113)

Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for national examinations for the medical laboratory technician level.  Topics include:  review of immunohematology—donor unit collection and storage; pretransfusion testing; transfusion reactions, and management of diseases; clinical chemistry—carbohydrates, electrolytes, acid-base balance, nitrogenous compounds, enzymes, endocrinology, liver functions, lipids, toxicology and drug monitoring; microbiology—fundamentals and basic techniques, identification of bacteria, anti-microbial sensitivity, disease correlation to organisms, parasitology, mycology, mycobacteriology, and virology.

MSD 100 -    Management Principles  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and job responsibilities.  Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources.  Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global marketplace, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce.  Topics include:  Understanding the manager’s job and work environment, building an effective organizational culture, leading, directing, and the application of authority, planning, decision-making, and problem-solving, human resource management, administrative management, organizing, and controlling. [OL]

MSD 101 -    Organizational Behavior  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Develop skills and behavior necessary for successful interpersonal employee relations.  Topics include:  employee relations principles, problem solving and decision making, leadership techniques to develop employee moral, human values and attitudes, organizational communications, interpersonal communications, and employee conflict.  [OL]

MSD 102 -    Employment Law  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Develops a working knowledge of the legal environment of business necessary for management and leadership.  Topics include:  the legal system and public policy making, Civil Rights Law, the influence of law on human resource management, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), legal selection/hiring practices, accommodation for religion and physical handicap, gender discrimination and harassment, affirmative action, and employee protective laws.  [OL]

MSD 103 -    Leadership  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Familiarizes the student with the principles and techniques of sound leadership practices.  Topics include:  characteristics of effective leadership styles, history of leadership, leadership models, the relationship of power and leadership, team leadership, the role of leadership in affecting change.  [OL]

MSD 104 -    Human Resource Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

This course is designed as an overview of the Human Resource Management (HMR) function and the manager and supervisor’s role in managing the career cycle from organizational entry to exit.  It acquaints the student with the authority, responsibility, functions, and problems of the human resource manager, with an emphasis on developing familiarity with the real world applications required of employers and managers who increasingly are in partnership with HRM generalists and specialists in their organizations.  Topics include:  strategic human resource management, contemporary issues in HRM; ethics, diversity and globalization; the human resource/supervisor partnership; human resource planning and productivity; job description analysis, development, and design; recruiting, interviewing, and selecting employees; performance management and appraisal systems; employee training and development; disciplinary action and employee rights; employee compensation and benefits; labor relations and employment law; and technology applications in HRM.  [OL]

MSD 105 -    Law and Management Relations  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Provides a student with an overview of the relationship of rank and file employees to management in business organizations.  The nature of the workplace, the economic foundations of work organizations, and the history of the relationship between management and labor is examined.  The course acquaints the student with the principles of developing positive relationships between management and labor within the context of the legal environment governing labor relations.  Topics include:  the nature of the American workplace; the economic history of business organizations; the historical roots of labor-management relations; adversarial and cooperative approaches to labor relations; the legal framework of labor relations; employee-employer rights; collective bargaining and union organizing processes; union and nonunion grievance procedures; international labor relations; and the future of labor-management relations in a changing economy.  Case studies, readings, and role-plays are used to simulate workplace applications in labor relations.

MSD 106 -    Performance Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Develops an understanding of how fostering employer/employee relationships in the work setting improves work performance.  Develops legal counseling and disciplinary techniques to use in various workplace situations.  Topics include:  the definitions of coaching, counseling, and discipline; importance of the coaching relationship; implementation of an effective counseling strategy; techniques of effective discipline; and performance evaluation techniques.  [OL]

MSD 107 - Employee Training and Development (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Addresses the challenges of improving the performance and career potential of employees, while benefiting the student in their own preparation for success in the workplace.  The focus is on both training and career and personal development.  Shows the student how to recognize when training and development is needed and how to plan, design and deliver and effective program of training for employees.  Opportunities are provided for the student to develop their own career plans, assess their work-related skills, and practice a variety of skills desired by employers.  Topics include:  developing a philosophy of training; having systems approach to training and development; the context of training; conducting a needs analysis; critical success factors for employees; learning principles; designing and implementing training plans; conducting and evaluating training; human resource development and careers; personal career development planning; and applications in interpersonal relationships and communication.  [OL]

MSD 108 - Management and Supervisory Seminar (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Encourages students to discuss their perception of management practices which have been studied during the Management/Supervisory Development program. Topics include: current issues and problems in management and supervision and state of the art management and supervision techniques. Guest speakers will contribute to the seminar.
  [OL]

MSD 109 -    Managerial Accounting and Finance (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Program admission.)

The focus of this course is to acquire the skills and concepts necessary to use accounting information in managerial decision making.  Course is designed for those who will use, not necessarily prepare, accounting information.  Those applications include the use of information for short and long term planning, operational control, investment decisions, cost and pricing products and services.  An overview of financial accounting and basic concepts of finance provides an overview of financial statement analysis.  Topics include:  accounting background, accounting equation, financial statements and financial statement analysis, budgeting and planning, applied analysis for management decisions, cost flow analysis in manufacturing with applications in process improvement, applications in product profitability, cost and pricing, client/server technology, computer software applications, payroll, income tax, inventory management, ethical responsibilities.

MSD 112 -    Introduction to Business and Economics (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the functions of business in the market system.  The student will gain an understanding of the numerous decisions that must be made by managers and owners of businesses.  Topics include:  the market system, the role of supply and demand, financial management, legal issues in business, employee relations, ethics, and marketing.

MSD 113 -    Business Ethics  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Provides students with an overview of business ethics and ethical management practices, with emphasis on the process of ethical decision-making and working through contemporary ethical dilemmas faced by business organizations, managers and employees.  The course is intended to demonstrate to the students how ethics can be integrated into strategic business decisions and can be applied to their own careers.  The course uses a cast study approach to encourage the student in developing analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.  Topics include:  an overview of business ethics; moral development and moral reasoning; personal values, rights, and responsibilities; frameworks for ethical decision-making in business; justice and economic distribution; corporations and social responsibility; corporate codes of ethics and effective ethics programs; business and society; consumers and the environment; ethical issues in the workplace; business ethics in a global and multicultural environment; business ethics in cyberspace; and business ethics and the rule of law.  [OL]

MSD 114 - Management Communication Technologies  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: SCT 100.)

This course focuses on communication, supervision and organizations in the age of technology.  It builds on the basic computer skills introduced in SCT 100 using computer-based technology to develop skills in applying information technology.  The student will create written, verbal, and electronic communication applied to supervisory functions in the workplace.  Topics include:  word processing applications; spreadsheet applications; database applications; presentation technology and applications; graphical interface applications; interpersonal communications; and organizational communications.  Applications come from communications, human resource management, and general business such as HR functions training plans with a database, tracking budgets with spreadsheets, construct a corporate newsletter on Publisher, set up corporate e-mail accounts, or develop a business web page on FrontPage.  [OL]

MSD 115 -    Retail Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Develops a working knowledge of managing a retail business from a variety of perspectives with an emphasis on store management.  The emphasis is on contemporary issues in retailing, particularly the process of supervising customer service and dealing with the changing demographics of retailing.  An application focus on the use of information technologies, the internet, and electronic retailing is intended to give the student hands-on experience in retail management.  Topics include:  strategic retail management; store, non-store, and nontraditional retailing; retail human resource management; developing a customer-focused service strategy; managing customer service; retail operations and financial management; merchandise management; buying and inventory management; global, cataloging, and electronic retail management; information technology applications in retailing.  [OL]

MSD 116 -    Business Plan Development  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a manager or entrepreneur to develop and implement a business plan.  Topics include:  business/community compatibility, introduction to cash flow and break even analysis, development of product/service idea, determination of market feasibility, determination of financial feasibility, development of marketing strategy, development of operations outline, and application of financial concepts.  [OL]

MSD 117 -    Small Business Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Introduces the essentials of starting, managing, and growing a small business.  Topics include:  the role of the entrepreneur, pricing, advertising, financing, layout of facilities, inventory control, staffing, purchasing, vendor selection, and relevant laws affecting small businesses.  [OL]

MSD 120 - Employee Compensation and Benefits (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

This business and public administration management course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the design and implementation of effective compensation and benefits programs.

MSD 150 - Production Management (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Program admission.)

This course provides the student with an intensive study of the overall field of production management. Of particular interest is the field of manufacturing supervision. Topics include: role of production management/production managers, production systems, capacity planning, aggregate planning, inventory management, project management, and quality control/assurance
. 

MSD 151 - Personal Development for Supervisors (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

This course familiarizes the student with those factors that influence management, which are in addition to those covered in management program courses. Topics include: ethical management, individual behavior, group behavior, employee protective laws, and techniques of public speaking
. (OL)

MSD 156 - Supervision in a Service Environment (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

This course focuses on supervision in the service sector with special emphasis on team building, quality management, and developing a customer focus. The challenge of providing world-class customer service is addressed through sections on principles of service industry supervision, career development, problem solving, stress management, and conflict resolution.  Topics include: principles of service industry supervision, team building, customer service operations, TQM in a service environment, business software applications, communication in the service sector, introduction to information systems, selling principles and sales management, retail management, and legal issues in the service sector. (OL)

MSD 157 - Total Quality Management (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

This course focuses on supervision in the service sector with special emphasis on team building, quality management, and developing a customer focus.  The challenge of providing world-class customer service is addressed through sections on principles of service industry supervision, career development, problem solving, stress management, and conflict resolution.  Topics include: principles of service industry supervision, team building, customer service operations, TQM in a service environment, business software applications, communication in the service sector, introduction to information systems, selling principles and sales management, retail management, and legal issues in the service sector
. (OL)

MSD 202 -    Production/Operations Management (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Program admission.)
This course provides the student with an intensive study of the overall field of production/operations management.  Topics include:  role of production management/production managers, operational design, capacity planning, aggregate planning, inventory management, project management, and quality control/assurance.  [OL]

MSD 205 -    Service Sector Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

This course focuses on supervision in the service sector with special emphasis on team building, quality management, and developing a customer focus.  The challenge of providing world-class customer service is addressed through sections on principles of service industry supervision, career development, problem solving, stress management, and conflict resolution.  Topics include:  principles of service industry supervision, team building, customer service operations, TQM in a service environment, business software applications, communication in the service sector, introduction to information systems, selling principles and sales management, retail management, and legal issues in the service sector.  [OL]

MSD 206 -    Project Management  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission.)

Provides a basic understanding of project management functions and processes.  Topics include:  team selection and management; project planning; definition and scheduling of tasks; resource negotiation, allocation, and leveling; project control, monitoring, and reporting; computer tools for project planning and scheduling; managing complex relationships between team and other organizations; critical path methodology; and total quality management. [OL]

MSD 210 -    Team Project  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites: Program admission.)
This course utilizes team methodologies to study the field of management.  It encourages students to discuss their perception of management practices which have been studied during the management program.  Topics include:  current issues and problems in management and supervision and state-of-the-art management and leadership techniques.  Students will be put into teams, will work on team projects to demonstrate their understanding of the competencies of this course, and will do peer evaluation.  [OL]

MSD 220 - Management Occupation Based Instruction I  (0-10-3)
(Prerequisites: Program admission.)

Reinforcement of management, supervision, and employability principles in an actual job placement or through a practicum experience.  Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into management and supervisory applications on the job.  Topics include:  problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of management and supervisory techniques, and professional development.  The occupation-based instruction is implemented through the use of practicum or internship and all of the following:  written individualized training plans, written performance evaluation, and a required weekly seminar.

MSD 175 -    Business Spanish  (5-2-5)
(Prerequisite: Program admission)

Introduces the vocabulary, conversational skills, and sentence structure needed to communicate in Spanish with co-workers in a business setting.  Topics include the following:  parts of speech, vocabulary, sentence structure, and common phrases in the workplace.

NPT 112 - Medical Surgical Nursing I Practicum (0-21-7)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110;
Corequisite:  NSG 112)
Focuses on health management and maintenance, the prevention of illness, and deviations from the normal state of health, and care of the individual as a whole.  The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, and providing client education.  Topics include:  health management and maintenance, prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health in the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems; pharmacology, treatment, client care, medication administration, and diet therapy related to cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems; and standard precautions.

NPT 113 -     Medical Surgical Nursing II Practicum (0-21-7)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110;
Corequisite:  NSG 113)
Focuses on health management and maintenance, the prevention of illness, and deviations from the normal state of health, and care of the individual as a whole.  The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, and providing client education.  Topics include:  health management and maintenance, prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health in the musculosketal, neurological, integumentary, and sensory systems, mental health and oncology; treatment, client care, pharmacology, medication administration, and diet therapy related to the musculosketal, neurological, integumentary, and sensory systems, mental health, and oncology; and standard precautions.

NPT 212 -     Pediatric Nursing Practicum (0-6-2)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110, NSG 112, NPT 112; Corequisites:  NPT 213, NSG 213, NSG 212, NSG 215, NPT 215)

Focuses on health management and maintenance, the prevention of illness, and deviations from the normal state of health, and care of the individual as a whole.  The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, and providing client education.  Topics include:  health management and maintenance, prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health in the pediatric client; client care, treatment, pharmacology, medication administration, and diet therapy of the pediatric client; growth and development; and standard precautions.

NPT 213 -     Obstetrical Nursing Practicum  (0-9-3)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110, NSG 112, NPT 112; Corequisites:  NPT 212, NSG 212, NSG 213, NSG 215, NPT 215)

Focuses on health management and maintenance, the prevention of illness and deviations from the normal state of health, and care of the individual as a whole.  The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, and providing client education.  Topics include:  health management and maintenance, prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health in the reproductive system, obstetric clients, and the newborn; client care, treatment, pharmacology, medication administration, and diet therapy related to the reproductive system, obstetric clients, and the newborn; and standard precautions.

NPT 215 -     Nursing Leadership Practicum  (0-7-2)
(Prerequisites:  NSG 110, NSG 112, NPT 112;
Corequisites:  NSG 212, NSG 213, NSG 215, NPT 212, NPT 213)
Builds on concepts presented in prior nursing courses and develops the skills necessary for successful performance in the job market.  Topics include:  application of the nursing process, supervisory skills, critical thinking, client education methods, group and other TQM processes, and conflict resolution.

NSG 110 -     Nursing Fundamentals  (5-12-10)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 101, AHS 104, ENG 101, MAT 101, PSY 101; Corequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103)

Introduction to the nursing process.  Topics include:  orientation to the profession; ethics and law; community health; client care which is defined as using the nursing process, using critical thinking, and providing client education and includes principles and skills of nursing practice, documentation, and an introduction to physical assessment; customer/client relationships; geriatrics; and standard precautions.

NSG 112 -     Medical Surgical Nursing I  (9-0-9)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110;
Corequisite:  NPT 112)
Focuses on health management and maintenance, the prevention of illness, and deviations from the normal state of health, and care of the individual as a whole.  The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, and providing client education.  Topics include:  health management and maintenance, prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health in the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems; pharmacology, treatment, client care, medication administration, and diet therapy related to cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems; and standard precautions.

NSG 113 -     Medical Surgical Nursing II  (9-0-9)
(Prerequisites:  NSG 212, NSG 213, NSG 215;
Corequisite:  NPT 113, NPT 212, NPT 213, NPT 215)
Focuses on health management and maintenance, the prevention of illness, and deviations from the normal state of health, and care of the individual as a whole.  The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, and providing client education.  Topics include:  health management and maintenance, prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health in the musculosketal, neurological, integumentary, and sensory systems, mental health and oncology; treatment, client care, pharmacology, medication administration, and diet therapy related to the musculosketal, neurological, integumentary, and sensory systems, mental health, and oncology; and standard precautions.

NSG 212 -     Pediatric Nursing  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110, NSG 112, NPT 112; Corequisites:  NPT 212, NPT 213, NPT 215, NSG 213, NSG 215)

Focuses on health management and maintenance, the prevention of illness, and deviations from the normal state of health, and care of the individual as a whole.  The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, and providing client education.  Topics include:  health management and maintenance, prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health in the pediatric client; client care, treatment, pharmacology, medication administration, and diet therapy of the pediatric client; growth and development; and standard precautions.

NSG 213 -     Obstetrical Nursing  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110;
Corequisites:  NPT 212, NSG 212, NPT 213)
Focuses on health management and maintenance, the prevention of illness and deviations from the normal state of health, and care of the individual as a whole.  The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, and providing client education.  Topics include:  health management and maintenance, prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health in the reproductive system, obstetric clients, and the newborn; client care, treatment, pharmacology, medication administration, and diet therapy related to the reproductive system, obstetric clients, and the newborn; and standard precautions.

NSG 215 -     Nursing Leadership  (2-0-2)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AHS 103, NSG 110, NSG 112, NPT 112; Corequisites: NPT 113, NPT 212, NPT 215, NSG 212, NSG 213)

Builds on concepts presented in prior nursing courses and develops the skills necessary for successful performance in the job market.  Topics include:  application of the nursing process, supervisory skills, critical thinking, client education methods, group and other TQM processes, and conflict resolution.

PCT 117 -     Patient Care Clinical Externship (0-6-2)
(
Prerequisites: ECG 103; PHL 103, CNA 100) 

Focuses on skills common to many specializations in the patient care health profession. The definition of patient care includes using the skills of nursing practice and applying fundamental client care principles in a simulated and/or actual clinical environment..  Topics include: demonstrating specialized nursing skills, venipuncture procedures and electrocardiogram procedures.

PHL 103 -     Introduction to Venipuncture  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission, AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109)

Introduction to blood collecting techniques and processing of specimens.  Emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed to collect all types of blood from hospitalized patients.  Topics include:  venipuncture safety and procedures; venipuncture problems, and definitions; isolation techniques; other specimen collections, specimen processing and CPR, lab test profiles, and patient care areas; test combinations and skin punctures; professional ethics and malpractice; and certification and licensure.

PHL 105 -     Clinical Practice  (0-24-8)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 101, AHS 109, PHL 103 and completion of all required courses)

Provides work experience in a clinical setting.  Emphasis is placed on enhancing skills in venipuncture techniques.  Topics include:  introduction to hospital policies and procedures; work ethics; routine collections; adult, pediatric, and newborn; and special procedures.

PHR 100 -     Pharmaceutical Calculations  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 101)

Develops knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical calculations procedures.  Topics include:  systems of measurement, medication dispensing calculations, pharmacy mathematical procedures, and calculation tools and techniques.

PHR 101 - Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals (5-1-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission;
Corequisite:  PHR 100)
Provides an overview of the pharmacy technology field and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary for successful participation in the pharmacy field.  Topics include:  safety, orientation of the pharmacy technology field, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), ethics and laws, definitions and terms, and reference sources.

PHR 102 - Principles of Dispensing Medications (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  PHR 100, PHR 101;
Corequisite: PHR 104)
Introduces the students to the principles of receiving, storing, and dispensing medications.  Topics include:  purchasing, packaging and labeling drugs, pharmacy policies and procedures, distribution systems, documentation, inventory and filing systems, pharmacy equipment, compounding, storage and control, contamination control, and the health care organizational structure.  This course provides laboratory and clinical practice.

PHR 103 - Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, PHR 102, PHR 104; Corequisite: PHR 105)

Continues the development of student knowledge and skills in preparing medication, processing glassware, and maintaining an aseptic environment.  Topics include:  aseptic and sterile techniques, parental admixtures, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, filtering, disinfecting, contamination, ophthalmic preparations, infection control, and quality control.

PHR 104 - Pharmacy Technology Pharmacology  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  PHR 101;
Corequisites:  PHR 102, AHS 105)
Introduces principles and knowledge about classifications of medication.  Topics include:  disease states and treatment modalities, pharmaceutical side effects and drug interactions, controlled substances, specific drugs, compounding, and drug addiction and abuse.

PHR 105 - Pharmacy Technology Practicum (0-21-7)
(Prerequisite:  PHR 101, PHR 102;
Corequisite: PHR 103)
Introduces students to the clinical environment and provides experiences with the skills necessary for the pharmacy technician.  Topics include:  aseptic/sterile techniques, storage and control, documentation, inventory, filing, compounding, parenteral admixtures, filtering, disinfection, medication delivery, and hospital pharmacy techniques.

PHR 106 - Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisites:  PHR 103, PHR 105, SCT 100;
Corequisite:  PHR 107)
Presents the advanced concepts and principles needed in the pharmacy technology field.  Topics include:  pharmaceutical side effects, controlled substances, physician orders, patient profiles, pharmacy data systems, job readiness, legal requirements, and pharmaceutical calculations review.

PHR 107 - Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum  (0-21-7)
(Prerequisites:  PHR 103, PHR 105, SCT 100;
Corequisite:  PHR 106)
Continues the development of knowledge and skills applicable to pharmacy technology practice.  Topics include:  dispensing responsibilities, patient profiles, physician orders, controlled substances, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, pharmacy data systems, ophthalmic preparations, and hospital/retail/home health pharmacy techniques.

PSC 191 -     Physical Science I  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisite:  MAT 191)

Introduces the fundamentals of classical physics and the solar system and universe from a descriptive viewpoint.  Topics include:  electricity and magnetism, mechanics, heat, waves, and astronomy.  (A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)

PSY 101 -      Basic Psychology  (5-0-5)
Presents the basic principles of human behavior and their application to everyday life and work.  Topics include: introduction to psychology; emotions and motives; communications and group processes; personality; social environments; conflicts, stress, and anxiety; perception and learning; and life span development.  [OL]

PSY 191 -      Introductory Psychology  (5-0-5)
Emphasizes the basics of psychology.  Topics include science of psychology, social environments; physiology and behavior; life stages; personality; emotions and motives, conflicts, stress, and anxiety; abnormal behavior; and perception, learning, and intelligence.  (A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)  [OL]

RAD 101 -     Introduction to Radiology  (4-2-5)
(Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109)

Provides the student with an overview of radiography and patient care.  Students will be oriented to the radiographic profession as a whole.  Emphasis is placed on patient care with consideration of both physical and psychological conditions.  Topics include: ethics, medical and legal considerations, professionalism, “Right to Know Law”, basic principles of radiation protection, basic principles of exposure, equipment introduction, health care delivery systems, hospital and departmental organization, hospital and technical institution affiliation, body mechanics/transportation, medical emergencies, contrast agents, mobile procedures, and patient preparation.

RAD 103 - Body, Trunk, and Upper Extremity Procedures  (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite:  AHS 101, RAD 101)

Introduces the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures applicable to the human anatomy.  Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality radiographs, and laboratory experience demonstrates the application of theoretical principles and concepts. Topics include:  the introduction to radiographic procedures, positioning terminology, positioning considerations, and procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related to the body cavities, upper extremities, the shoulder girdle and bony thorax.

RAD 106 - Lower Extremity and Spine Procedures (2-3-3)
(Prerequisite:  RAD 101)

Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures.  Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the lower extremities, anatomy and routine projections of the pelvic girdle, anatomy and routine projections of the spine, and anatomy and routine projections of the bony thorax.

RAD 107 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure I (3-3-4)
(Prerequisite:  RAD 123)

Introduces knowledge of the factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image on radiographic film.  Laboratory experiences will demonstrate applications of concepts and theoretical principles.  Emphasizes the knowledge and techniques required to process radiographic film. Topics include: radiographic density, radiographic contrast, recorded detail, distortion, exposure latitude, film holders and intensifying screens, processing area considerations, chemicals, handling and storage of film, characteristics of films utilized in radiographic procedures, artifacts, automatic processor, silver recovery, state and federal regulations, and processing quality assurance concepts.

RAD 109 -     Contrast Procedures  (3-1-3)
(Prerequisite:  RAD 106)

Continues to develop the knowledge and skills required prior to execution of radiographic procedures in the clinical setting. Topics include: gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, genitourinary (GI) procedures, biliary system procedures, sterile techniques, and minor procedures.

RAD 113 -     Cranium Procedures  (2-1-2)
(Prerequisite:  RAD 109)

Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures.  Topics include:  anatomy and routine cranial radiography, and anatomy and routine facial radiography.

RAD 116 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure II (3-0-3)
(Prerequisite:  RAD 107)

Continues to develop knowledge of factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image on radiographic film.  Topics include: beam limiting devices, beam filtration, scattered/secondary radiation, control of the remnant beam, technique formation, and exposure calculations.

RAD 117 - Radiographic Imaging Equipment (3-3-4)
(Prerequisite:  RAD 116)

Provides knowledge of equipment routinely utilized to produce diagnostic images. Various recording media and techniques are discussed.  Topics include: radiographic equipment, recording media techniques, image intensified fluoroscopy, image noise, other imaging equipment, computer literacy, monitoring and maintenance, and state and federal regulations.

RAD 119 - Radiographic Pathology and Medical Terminology  (3-0-3)
(Prerequisite:  AHS 101, AHS 109)

Provides the student with an introduction to the concepts of disease.  Pathology and disease as they relate to various radiographic procedures are discussed.  Topics include:  pathology fundamentals, systemic classification of disease, trauma/physical injury, and medical terminology.

RAD 120 - Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission level English and math competency)

Provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation interaction.  Radiation effects on cells and factors affecting cell response are presented.  Chronic and acute effects of radiation are discussed.  Topics include:  radiation detection, measurement, agencies, regulations, patient protection, personnel protection, absorbed dose equivalencies, introduction to radiation biology, cell anatomy, radiation/cell interaction, and effects of radiation.

RAD 123 -     Radiographic Science  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  MAT 103)

Introduces the basic concepts of physics and emphasizes the fundamentals of X-ray generating equipment.  Topics include:  atomic structure, structure of matter, magnetism and electromagnetism, electrodynamics, and control of high voltage and rectification, X-ray circuitry, X-ray tubes and rectifiers, production and characteristics of radiation.

RAD 126 - Radiographic Technology Review (4-0-4)
(Prerequisites:  RAD 134, RAD 138)

Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps students prepare for national certification examinations for radiographers.  Topics include:  principles of radiographic exposure, anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology, radiologic science and equipment, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, and patient care techniques.

RAD 132 -     Clinical Radiography I  (0-14-4)
(Prerequisites:  Program admission, RAD 101;
Corequisite:  RAD 103)
Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and provides an opportunity for students to participate in or observe radiographic procedures.  Topics include:  orientation to hospital areas and procedures, orientation to mobile/surgery, orientation to radiography and fluoroscopy, participation in and/or observation of procedures related to body cavities, the shoulder girdle, upper extremities and bony thorax.  (Students’ activities are under direct supervision.)

RAD 133 -     Clinical Radiography II  (0-21-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  RAD 101 or RAD 132)

Continues introductory learning experiences in the hospital setting.  Topics include:  equipment utilization, participation in and/or observation of routine projections of the lower extremities, pelvic girdle, spine, and bony thorax, and participation in and/or observation of procedures related to the gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GI), and biliary systems and exposure techniques.  Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

RAD 134 -     Clinical Radiography III  (0-21-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  RAD 133)

Provides the student with continued hospital setting work experience.  Students improve skills in executing procedures presented in Radiographic Procedures and practiced in previous clinicals.  Topics include:  equipment utilization, exposure techniques, participation in and/or observation of gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GI), and biliary system procedures, and participation in and/or observation of cranial and facial radiography.  Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

RAD 135 -     Clinical Radiography IV  (0-21-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  RAD 134)

Provides the student with continued hospital setting work experience.  Students continue to develop proficiency in executing procedures presented in Radiographic Procedures.  Topics include:  participation in and/or observation of minor special procedures, special equipment use, and genitourinary system procedures, participation in and/or observation of cranial and facial radiography, and sterile techniques.  Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

RAD 136 -     Clinical Radiography V  (0-21-7)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  RAD 135)

Provides the student with continued hospital setting work experience.  Students demonstrate increased proficiency levels in skills presented in Radiographic Procedures and practiced in previous clinical radiography courses.  Topics include:  exposure techniques, sterile techniques, equipment utilization, advanced radiographic anatomy, participation in and / or observation of angiographic, interventional, minor special, and special genitourinary system procedures, and the participation in and / or observation of special types of equipment use.  Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

RAD 137 -     Clinical Radiography VI  (0-28-9)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  RAD 120, RAD 136)

Provides a hospital setting in which students continue to develop proficiency levels in skills introduced in previous Radiographic courses and practiced in previous clinical radiography courses.  Topics include:  equipment utilization, exposure techniques, and participation in and/or observation of routine and special radiographic procedures.  The execution of the radiographic procedures is conducted under direct/indirect supervision.

RAD 138 -     Clinical Radiography VII  (0-28-9)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  RAD 137)

Provides a culminating hospital setting work experience which allows the student to synthesize information and procedural instruction provided throughout the program.  Topics include:  equipment utilization, exposure techniques, participation in and/or observation of routine and special radiographic procedures, and final completion of all required clinical competencies.  Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

RDG 095 -     Reading I  (0-10-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  Entrance reading score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Provides instruction for the development of reading with emphasis on practical reading skills for the adult learner.  Topics include:  vocabulary and comprehension skills.

RDG 096 -     Reading II (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  RDG 095 or entrance reading score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Emphasizes the strengthening of fundamental reading competencies.  Topics include:  vocabulary and comprehension skills, and study skills.

RDG 097 -     Reading III (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  RDG 096 or entrance reading score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

This course emphasizes vocabulary, comprehension, and critical reading skills development.  Topics include:  vocabulary skills, comprehension skills, critical reading skills, study skills, and content area reading skills.

RDG 098 -     Reading IV (5-0-5 I.C.)
(Prerequisite:  RDG 097 or entrance reading score in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels)

Provides instruction in vocabulary and comprehension skills with emphasis on critical reading skills.  Topics include:  vocabulary skills, comprehension skills, critical reading skills, study skills, and content area reading skills.

SCT 100 -     Introduction to Microcomputers  (1-4-3)
Introduces the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use microcomputers.  Emphasizes basic functions and familiarity with computer use.  Topics include:  computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, introduction to networking, introduction to word processing, introduction to databases, and introduction to spreadsheets.  [OL]

SOC 191 -     Introduction to Sociology  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission)

Explores the sociological analysis of society, its culture, and structure.  Sociology is presented as a science emphasizing its methodology and theoretical foundations.  Topics include:  basic sociological concepts, socialization, social change, social groups and institutions, social stratification, deviance and social control, and social interaction and culture.  (A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)

SPC 191 -     Fundamentals of Speech (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  Program admission level language competency or ENG 098)

Introduces the fundamentals of oral communication.  Topics include:  selection and organization of materials, preparation and delivery of individual and group presentations, and the analysis of ideas presented by others.  (A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion of this course.)

SSK 099 -     Introduction to Technical Education (1-0-1 I.C.)
The purpose of the Introduction to Technical Education course is to develop study skills for success at a postsecondary level.  Topics include:  utilization of resources, comprehension, goal setting, time management, note taking/outlining, memorization, test taking, listening, speed reading, and coping skills.

SUR 101 -     Introduction to Surgical Technology (5-2-6)
(Prerequisites:  Program admission, ENG 101, MAT 101, AHS 101, AHS 104, SCT 100 ; Corequisites : PSY 101, SUR 108, SUR 109)

Provides an overview of the surgical technology profession and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate on a surgical team.  Topics include:  orientation to surgical technology, asepsis, and the surgical environment, basic instrumentation, and equipment, principles of the sterilization process, and application of sterilization principles.

SUR 102 -     Principles of Surgical Technology (4-3-5)
(Prerequisites:  SUR 101, SUR 108, SUR 109,
PSY 101; Corequisites:  SUR 110, SUR 112)

Provides continued study of surgical team participation wound management and technological sciences for the operating room.  Topics include:  biomedical principles; minimal invasive surgery; outpatient surgical procedures; hemostasis; wound healing; surgical dressings, catheters, and drains; incisions; and tissue handling techniques.

SUR 108 -     Surgical Microbiology  (3-0-3)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, SCT 100, ENG 101, MAT 101; Corequisites:  SUR 101, PSY 101,
SUR 109)

Introduces the fundamentals of surgical microbiology.  Topics include:  historical development of microbiology, cell structure and therapy, bloodborne and airborne pathogens, microbial function, human and pathogen relationships, defense microorganisms, infectious process, infection control, and principles of microbial control and destruction.

SUR 109 -     Surgical Patient Care  (2-2-3)
(Prerequisites:  AHS 101, AHS 104, AHS 109, SCT 100,ENG 101, MAT 101; Corequisites:  SUR 101, SUR 108,
PSY 101)

Introduces a complex diversity of surgical patients.  Topics include:  physiological diversities and needs, special patient needs, surgical emergencies, preoperative routine, intraoperative patient care, documentation and assessment skills, postoperative patient care, and care of the caregiver.

SUR 110 -     Surgical Pharmacology  (2-2-3)
(Prerequisites:  SUR 101, SUR 108, SUR 109, PSY 101;
Corequisites:  SUR 102, SUR 112)
Introduces the fundamentals of intraoperative pharmacology, and emphasizes concepts of anesthesia administration.  Topics include:  drug conversions, weights and measurements, legal aspects of drug administration, interpretation of drug orders, intraoperative pharmacologic agents, and anesthesia fundamentals.

SUR 112 -     Introductory Surgical Practicum (0-21-7)
(Prerequisites:  Program admission, SUR 101, SUR 108, SUR 109-taken no longer than 12 months prior to enrollment in SUR 112; Corequisite:  SUR 102, SUR 110)

Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist.  Topics include:  processing of instruments and supplies, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping, assistance with patient care, maintenance of a sterile field, basic instrumentation, and environmental sanitation.

SUR 203 -     Surgical Procedures I  (5-2-6)
(Prerequisites:  SUR 102, SUR 110,
SUR 112;
Corequisite:  SUR 213)
Continues introduction to surgical procedures, wound closure, incisions, operative pathology, and common complications as applied to general/specialty surgery.  Topics include:  obstetrical and gynecological surgery, general surgery and special techniques, gastrointestinal surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, genitourinary surgery, and head and neck surgery.

SUR 204 -     Surgical Procedures II  (5-2-6)
(Prerequisites:  SUR 203, SUR 213;
Corequisites:  SUR 214, SUR 224)
Continues the development of student knowledge and skills applicable to specialty surgery areas.  Topics include:  ophthalmic surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and neurosurgery.

SUR 213 -     Specialty Surgical Practicum   (0-24-8)
(Prerequisites:  SUR 102, SUR 110, SUR 112 ;
Corequisite: SUR 203)
Continues development of surgical team participation through clinical experience.  Emphasizes observation and participation in routine procedures and procedures for general and specialty surgery.  Topics include:  participation in and/or observation of general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, head and neck surgery, gynecological surgery, obstetrical surgery, and genitourinary surgery.

SUR 214 -     Advanced Specialty Surgical Practicum (0-24-8)
(Prerequisites:  SUR 203, SUR 204, SUR 213;
Corequisites:  SUR 204, SUR 224)
Provides opportunity for the students to complete all required surgical technology procedures through participation in surgery in a clinical setting.  Topics include:  participation as a surgical team conducting ophthalmic, orthopedic, thoracic, vascular, cardiovascular, and neurosurgery procedures, primary scrub on specialty surgical procedures, demonstration of employability skills, and independent case preparation and implementation of intraoperative skills.

SUR 224 -     Seminar in Surgical Technology  (3-0-3)
(Prerequisites:  SUR 203, SUR 213;
Corequisites:  SUR 204, SUR 214)
Prepares students for entry into careers as surgical technologists and enables them to review for the national certification exam.  Topics include:  test taking skills, professional preparation, and certification review.

TEL 107 -      Cable Installation  (4-6-6)
Introduces the basic of cable installation from the initial site survey to splicing cable and making connections.  Through extensive laboratory activities, students perform the basic tasks of a cable installer.  Topics include:  site survey, cable pulling, cable connections, cable splicing, and premise distribution systems.

TEL 116 - Fiber Optics Transmission Systems (4-6-6)
(Prerequisite:  ELC 120)

Introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and explores the applications of fiber optics transmission systems.  Laboratory exercises give the students hands-on experience with fiber optic devices.  Topics include:  introduction to optical fiber principles, types of optical fiber, characteristics of optical fiber, factors contributing to fiber losses, fiber optic systems, installation and maintenance of fiber optic systems, fusion/quick connect splicing, and terminations.

TEL 129 - Copper-Based Network Cabling Systems  (4-1-4)
(Prerequisite:  CIS 258)

Introduces tools and construction techniques, industry standards, and troubleshooting and repair procedures for copper-based systems.  Topics include:  twisted pair cabling systems, installation techniques, coax cabling systems, and codes and standards.

TEL 130 -      Fiber Optic Based Network Cabling Systems  (1-2-2)
(Prerequisite:  TEL 129)

Introduces tools and construction techniques, industry standards, and troubleshooting and repair procedures for fiber-optic based systems.  Topics include:  fiber optic concepts, components, cabling systems, installation techniques and testing.

TEL 140 -      Networking Concepts  (5-0-5)
(Prerequisite:  SCT 100)

Introduces the fundamental concepts involved in selecting and installing a local area network.  Topics include:  introduction to LANs, networking components, LAN standards, network operating systems (NOS), data communications, and client-server concepts.

VCM 101 -    Basic Digital Photography and Imaging (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Provides lecture explanation of digital photography and hands-on experience with several different equipment types to learn how and in what applications resolution and other digital camera settings can produce quality photographs.  Special efforts covered are background choices, lighting effects, and other aspects of photography.  Also instructs on how to save digital images to computer equipment, retrieve saved images, and insert them into various document types.

VCM 102 -    Creative Presentation Techniques (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Provides instruction on basic techniques and methods for developing a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.  Topics focus on design and flow of the presentation; creating presentation slides with text and graphics, sound, and animation; and delivery techniques.

VCM 103 -    Advanced Presentation Techniques (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  VCM 102)

Provides instruction for advanced techniques and methods for developing a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.  Topics focus on advanced animation techniques, incorporating video content, using automated timings, and integrating other applications with PowerPoint.

VCM 121 -    Introduction to Computer Graphics (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces fundamental concepts and operation necessary to use microcomputer graphic software and hardware.  Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use.  Topics include:  computer terminology, introduction to Windows environment and/or introduction to the MAC environment, introduction to file management, file formats, image resolution, fonts and font management, printers, scanners and digital cameras and cross platforming.

 VCM 124 -   Drawing  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces the beginning student to drawing skills, concepts, and media including pencil, charcoal, ink, and pastel.  Topics include: basic forms, proportions (figure), perspective, drawing techniques, and safety in the studio.

VCM 127 -    Design I  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces the elements of design and the fundamentals of basic design theory.  Topics include:  design elements, design principles, color theory, composition, and thumbnail sketches.

VCM 130 -    Publication Design  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 121, VCM 127)

Provides application of fundamental design techniques in the layout and production of graphic publications layout.  Visualization progresses from the concept stage to the final comprehensive layout.  Topics include:  document layout, choice of type, document formatting, use of color, important text and graphics, collection for output, operation of document layout software.

VCM 133 -    Typography  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Provides a study of type as it relates to design communication.  The student is acquainted with letter styles, characteristics, and derivatives.  Emphasis is placed on the importance of type as an element of advertising design.  Topics include:  history of type, type characteristics, type styles, tools and techniques.

VCM 136 -    Digital Photo Editing  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 121, VCM 124, VCM 127)

Provides hands-on experience with major photo editing software.  Topics include:  digital input (scanners, digital cameras), resolution, color modes, layering and masking, input levels, retouching, and special effects.

VCM 139 -    Photography  (2-4-3-5)
(Prerequisite:  Provisional admission)

Introduces the basic principles of photography generation and manipulation.  Students will learn the basic techniques to correctly expose and develop black and white negative film and black and white prints.  Topics include:  darkroom safety, film development, paper development, camera introduction, composition, and lighting.

VCM 201 -    Vector Drawing  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 130, VCM 133; Corequisite:VCM 136)

Provides hands-on experience with major vector-based computer illustration software.  Topics include:  terminology, layering, application of color fills and blends, textures and patterning, conversion of fonts to paths, illustration, and exporting file formats and their applications for all printed media.

VCM 204 -    Vector Drawing  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 130, VCM 133; Corequisite: VCM 136)

Introduces the preparation of art/photography for printing in newspapers and magazines.  Topics include:  operating of advertising layout software, terminology, printing process and medium, file preparation and troubleshooting, advertising formats, and paper selections.

VCM 207 -    Design II  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 201, VCM 204)

Provides further application of fundamental design techniques in the layout and rendering of advertising related ideas.  Visualization progresses from the concept stage to the final comprehensive layout.  Topics include:  collateral material, point-of-sale, annual report, forms, collection of data, layout design, thumbnailing, common design pitfalls, advanced layering, advanced composition, and advanced software features.

VCM 210 -    Advanced Print Design  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 201, VCM 204)

Provides an opportunity to tie the graphic applications together and learn advanced features of vector drawing, photo editing and page layout software.  Topics include:  designing to solve clients needs, design consistencies, paper selection, printing problems, post-production issues, and advanced software features.

VCM 213 -    Printing and Print Production  (3-2-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 201, VCM 204)

Provides an overview of computer hardware and software applications in the printing industry.  Emphasizes mechanical production techniques for color printing processes, historical perspective, and terminology.  Topics include:  image resolution, paper selection, prepress, field trips, collection for output terminology, digital file preparation and troubleshooting, understanding the printing process, and understanding color modes.

VCM 216 -    Print Portfoloio  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 210, VCM 213)

Provides an opportunity to tie the applications together.  Focus is on design and production of various types of printed media.  Emphasizes production of advertising, collateral materials, newsletters, direct mail, and posters.  Topics include:  print media, collateral, and direct mail.  Incorporates digital photography, vector illustration with page layout programs.

VCM 221 -    Presentation Design  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 130, VCM 133, VCM 136)

Introduces techniques and methods of slide show production and presentation.  Topics include:  scripts, storyboards, titles, sound, audience analysis, production and presentation.

VCM 224 -    Web Graphics  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 130, VCM 133, VCM 136)

Emphasis the creation of web-ready graphics using image-editing software.  Topics include:  compression, file formats, rollover states, transparency, background files, image levels, global slicing and hot spots, and global color space.

VCM 227 -    Introduction to Web Design  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 130, VCM 133, VCM 136)

Provides a study of web page design.  Topics include:  history of the Internet terminology, using web page applications, site planning, navigation, plug-ins, project planning, storyboarding, special effects and graphics, and relational database.

VCM 230 -    Web Animation  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 130, VCM 133, VCM 136)

Introduction to animated sound and image files and their application to the Internet.  Topics include:  storyboarding, frames, timing, tweening, motion, file formats, exporting files, scripts, animating text, layering, and bandwidth.

VCM 233 -    Advanced Web Design  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 224, VCM 227)

Provides a further application of design and marketing skills.  Topics include:  navigation design, web site, interactive programs, incorporating animation to web sites, incorporating sound with web sites, advanced interface design, advanced special effects, and video streaming.

VCM 236 -    Audio/Visual Portfolio  (2-2-3-4)
(Prerequisites:  VCM 230, VCM 233)

Provides an opportunity to tie the multi-media applications together.  Focus is on design and production of various types of interactive media.  Emphasizes production of slide shows, web development and interactive programs, and animation.

VCM 240 -    Portfolios and Presentation Exit Review  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites for Print Design:VCM 210, VCM 213;
Prerequisites/Corequisites for Web Design:VCM 230, VCM 233)
Provides an opportunity to prepare marketing strategies and materials, to revise and develop portfolio presentations, and to benefit from industry review before entering job market.  Topics include;  understanding portfolio variations, portfolio pacing, interviewing skills, self promotion, marketing, and self editing.

WLD 100 -    Introduction to Welding  (4-4-6)
(Prerequisites/Corequisites:  for SMAW only—MAT 100, WLD 103)

Provides instruction to welding technology with emphasis on basic welding lab principles and operating procedures.  Topics include:  hand tool and power machine use, measurement, welding power sources, industrial safety and health practices, welding codes, and standards.

WLD 101 – Oxyfuel Cutting (2-6-4)
(Prerequisite: WLD 100)

Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel cutting.  Topics include:  metal heating and cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting.  Practice in the laboratory is provided.

WLD 102 -    Oxyacetylene Welding  (1-2-1)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  WLD 100)

Introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment and techniques necessary to perform basic oxyacetylene welding operations.  Topics include:  welding theory, proper use of gas cylinders, regulators, torches, tips and other oxyacetylene welding apparatus, welding and filler rods, running beads with filler rods, joint design and making butt, open butt, and lap joints, brazing and soldering, and safety procedures and practices.

WLD 103 -    Blueprint Reading  (1-4-3)
(Prerequisite/Corequisite:  MAT 100)

Introduces knowledge and skills necessary for reading welding and related blueprints/sketches.  Topics include:  basic lines, sketches, basic views, notes and specifications, dimensions, sketches, sectional views, structural shapes, isometrics, joint design, and detail and assembly prints.

WLD 104 -    Shielded Metal Arc Welding (3-7-6)
(Prerequisite
:  WLD 100)
Introduces the fundamental theory, equipment, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the flat position.  Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds.  Topics include:  SMAW theory, introduction to SMAW machines, SMAW safety and health practices, basic electrical principles, selection and preparation of materials, identification and selection of low hydrogen, equipment set-up, mild steel, joint design, other common electrodes, and production of beads and joints in the flat position.

WLD 105 -    Shielded Metal Arc Welding II  (3-7-6)
(Prerequisite:  WLD 104)

Introduces the major theory, techniques, and safety practices required for shielded metal arc welding in the horizontal position.  Qualification tests, horizontal position, are used in evaluating student progress toward making industrial standard welds.  Topics include:  SMAW health and safety practices, production of welds and uniform width and height, manipulation of electrodes to produce specification welds, horizontal joints, uses of low hydrogen, mild steel, and other common electrodes in position welding.

WLD 106 -    Shielded Metal Arc Welding III  (3-7-6)
(Prerequisite:  WLD 105)

Introduces the major theory, techniques, and safety procedures required for shielded metal arc welding in the vertical position.  Qualification tests, vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds, vertical joints, mild steel, applications of low hydrogen, and other common electrodes in vertical position welding.

WLD 107 -    Shielded Metal Arc Welding IV  (3-7-6)
(Prerequisite:  WLD 106)

Introduces the major theory, techniques, and safety procedures required for shielded metal arc welding in the overhead position.  Qualification tests, overhead position, are used in evaluating student progress toward making industrial standard welds.  Topics include:  production of welds of uniform width and height, SMAW health and safety practices, manipulation of electrodes to produce specification welds, overhead joints, applications of low hydrogen, mild steel, and other common electrodes in overhead position welding.

WLD -  108 Blueprint Reading II   ( 1-4-3)
(Prerequisite: WLD 103)

Emphasizes welding symbols and definitions through which the engineer or designer communicates with the welder.  Welding symbols are considered an integral part of blueprint reading for the welder.  Topics include:  welding symbols and abbreviations; basic joints for weldment fabrications; industrially used welds; surfacing back or backing, and melt-thru welds; and structural shapes and joint design.

WLD 109 -    Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG) (3-7-6)
(Prerequisite:  WLD 100)

Introduces the major theory, techniques, and safety practices required for gas metal arc welding.  Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds.  Topics include:  GMAW safety/health practices, GMAW theory, machines, set-up, wire specifications, joint design, shielding gas, and production of GMAW beads, bead patterns, and joints in all positions.

WLD 110 -    Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG)  (2-5-4)
(Prerequisite:  WLD 100)

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas, equipment, and techniques required for successful gas tungsten arc welding.  Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the safety and health practices, shielding gases, metal cleaning procedures, selection of filler rods, GTAW machines and equipment set-up, GTAW weld positions, and production of GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints in all positions.

WLD 112 -    Preparation for Industrial Qualifications (2-6-4)
(Prerequisite: WLD 101, WLD 105, WLD 106, WLD 107, WLD 108, WLD 109, WLD 110)

Introduces industrial qualification methods, procedures, and requirements. Students are prepared to meet the qualification criteria of selected national welding codes and standards. Topics include: test methods and procedures, national industrial codes and standards, fillet and groove weld specimens, and preparation for qualifications and job entry.
 

WLD 152 – Pipe Welding
(
Prerequisite:  WLD 107, WLD 108)
Provides the opportunity to apply skills to pipe welding operations. Topics include: pipe welding safety and health practices, pipe welding nomenclature, pipe layout and preparation, pipe joint assembly, horizontal welds on pipe (2G), vertical welds on pipe (5G), and welds on 45 degree angle pipe (6G).