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Accounting – ACC

ACC 100: Introduction to Bookkeeping (5 cr.) Presents the accounting cycle, focusing on the routine recording of data journals and ledgers. Includes payroll preparation and practical procedures. Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
ACC 105: Secretarial Accounting (3 cr.) Presents practical accounting for secretaries. Covers the accounting cycle; journals, ledgers, working papers, closing of books, payrolls, financial statements, accounting forms and practical procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 111: Accounting I (3-4 cr.) Presents fundamental accounting concepts and principles governing the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, working papers, and preparation of financial statements for sole proprietorships. A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 113) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
ACC 112: Accounting II (3-4 cr.) Continues Accounting 111. Presents the analysis of financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. A laboratory corequisite (ACC 114) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
ACC 124: Payroll Accounting (2-3 cr.) Presents accounting systems and methods used in computing and recording payroll to include payroll taxes and compliance with federal and state legislation. Prerequisite ACC 211 or Division approval. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
ACC 134: Small Business Taxes (2-3 cr.) Introduces taxes most frequently encountered in business. Includes payroll, sales, property, and income tax. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
ACC 211: Principles of Accounting I (3-4 cr.) Presents accounting principles and their application to various businesses. Covers the accounting cycle, income determination, and financial reporting. Studies services, merchandising, and includes internal controls. A laboratory corequisite (ACC 213) may be required as identified by the College. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
ACC 212: Principles of Accounting II (3-4 cr.) Continues Accounting Principles 211 with emphasis on the application to partnerships, corporations and the study of financial analysis. Includes an introduction to cost and managerial accounting. Prerequisite ACC 211. A laboratory corequisite (ACC 214) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
ACC 213: Principles of Accounting-Laboratory I (1 cr.) Provides problem-solving experience to supplement instruction in ACC 211. Should be taken concurrently with ACC 211, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Corequisite ACC 211 may be required. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
ACC 214: Principles of Accounting-Laboratory II (1 cr.) Provides problem-solving experience to supplement instruction in ACC 212. Corequisite ACC 212 may be required. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
ACC 215: Computerized Accounting (3-4 cr.) Introduces the computer in solving accounting problems. Focuses on operation of computers. Presents the accounting cycles and financial statement preparation in a computerized system and other applications for financial and managerial accounting. Prerequisite or corequisite ACC 212 or equivalent. Variable hours per week.
ACC 217: Analyzing Financial Statements (3 cr.) Explains the generation and limitations of data, techniques for analyzing the flow of a business’s funds, and the methods of selecting and interpreting financial ratios. Offers analytical techniques through the use of comprehensive case studies. Prerequisite ACC 211. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 220: Accounting for Small Business (3 cr.) Presents practical accounting procedures for small business operations including service occupations, retail stores, and manufacturing operations. Covers the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, preparation of financial statements and payrolls, and checking account management. Includes regulations applicable to payroll, self-employment, social security and other taxes. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 221: Intermediate Accounting I (3-4 cr.) Covers accounting principles and theory, including a review of the accounting cycle and accounting for current assets, current liabilities and investments. Introduces various accounting approaches and demonstrates the effect of these approaches on the financial statement users. Prerequisite ACC 212 or equivalent. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
ACC 222: Intermediate Accounting II (3-4 cr.) Continues accounting principles and theory with emphasis on accounting for fixed assets, intangibles, corporate capital structure, long-term liabilities, and investments. Prerequisite ACC 221 or equivalent. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
ACC 225: Managerial Accounting (3 cr.) Presents the preparation, analysis and interpretation of accounting data for managerial decision making. Includes cost control, capital budgeting and pricing decisions. Prerequisite ACC 212 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 231: Cost Accounting I (3 cr.) Studies cost accounting methods and reporting as applied to job order, process, and standard cost accounting systems. Includes cost control, and other topics. Prerequisite ACC 212 or Division approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 232: Cost Accounting II (3 cr.) Studies profit analysis and other topics. Prerequisite ACC 231 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 241: Auditing I (3 cr.) Presents techniques of investigating, interpreting, and appraising accounting records and assertions. Studies internal control design and evaluation, evidence-gathering techniques and other topics. Prerequisite or co-requisite ACC 222 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 242: Auditing II (3 cr.) Studies advanced sampling concepts, audit reports, controls, evidence, auditing standards, ethics, and legal liability. Prerequisite or corequisite ACC 241 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 261: Principles of Federal Taxation I (3 cr.) Presents the study of federal taxation as it relates to individuals and related entities. Includes tax planning, compliance and reporting. Prerequisite ACC 211 or Division approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 262: Principles of Federal Taxation II (3 cr.) Presents the study of federal taxation as it relates to partnerships, corporations, and other tax entities. Includes tax planning, compliance, and reporting. Prerequisite ACC 261 or Division approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ACC 275: Capstone Seminar in Accounting (3 cr.) Integrates knowledge in financial accounting, managerial/cost accounting, computer techniques, business ethics, general ledger, and communication skills in preparing a professional student portfolio. Provides a learning experience that allows the student to apply broad knowledge of the accounting profession through discipline specific projects; involves the integration of individual and team activities to simulate workplace situations. Prerequisites: ACC 211, ACC 212 and ACC 221. Prerequisite or corequisite: ACC 222. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Administration of Justice – ADJ

ADJ 100: Survey of Criminal Justice (3 cr.) Presents an overview of the United States criminal justice system; introduces the major system components-- law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 105: The Juvenile Justice System (3 cr.) Presents the evolution, philosophy, structures and processes of the American juvenile delinquency system; surveys the right of juveniles, dispositional alternatives, rehabilitation methods and current trends. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 111-112: Law Enforcement Organization & Administration I-II (3 cr. ea) Teaches the principles of organization and administration of law enforcement agencies. Studies the management of line operations, staff and auxiliary services, investigative and juvenile units. Introduces the concept of data processing; examines policies, procedures, rules, and regulations pertaining to crime prevention. Surveys concepts of protection of life and property, detection of offenses, and apprehension of offenders. Prerequisite ADJ 111 for ADJ 112 or Divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 115: Patrol Procedures (3 cr.) Describes, instructs and evaluates street-level procedures commonly employed by patrol officers in everyday law enforcement operations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 116: Special Enforcement Topics (3 cr.) Considers contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in modern law enforcement. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 127: Firearms and Marksmanship (3 cr.) Surveys lethal weapons in current use and current views on weapon types and ammunition design. Examines the legal guidelines as to use of deadly force, safety in handling of weaponry, and weapon care and cleaning; marksmanship instruction under standard range conditions. Prerequisite permission of instructor. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
ADJ 131: Legal Evidence (3 cr.) Surveys the identification, degrees, and admissibility of evidence for criminal prosecution; examines pretrial and trial procedures as they pertain to the rules of evidence. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
ADJ 133: Ethics and Criminal Justice Professional (3 cr.) Examines ethical dilemmas pertaining tot he criminal justice system, including those in policing, courts and corrections. Focuses on some of the specific ethical choices that must be made by the criminal justice professional. Lecture 3 hours per week. This is a required course for graduation from the ADJ program.
ADJ 134: Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence (3 cr.) Surveys fundamental evidence collection procedures, including recognition, selection, handling, packaging and marking. Examines ways to prevent alteration, contamination, damage and tampering. Emphasizes legal requirements for a continuous chain of possession. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 138: Defensive Tactics (2 cr.) Surveys and demonstrates the various types of non-lethal force tools and tactics for use by criminal justice personnel in self-defense, arrest, search, restraint and transport of those in custody. Lecture 2 hours per week. This is a required course for graduation from the ADJ/ADJ Wildlife program.
ADJ 140: Introduction to Corrections (3 cr.) Focuses on societal responses to the offender. Traces the evolution of practices based on philosophies of retribution, deterrence, and rehabilitation. Reviews contemporary correctional activities and their relationships to other aspects of the criminal justice system. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 147: Local Adult Detention Facilities (3 cr.) Studies security procedures in adult detention facilities, the criteria for effective supervision of inmates, the correctional aspects of inmate discipline, and the handling of "special inmates." Presents concepts, programs, and planning considerations for jail management and the operation of adult detention facilities. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 166: Fish and Game Regulations (3 cr.) Surveys state and federal laws regulating inland fishing, water fowl and game animals. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 168: Computer Applications in Administration of Justice (3-4 cr.) Provides instruction in the techniques and practices used to identify the automation needs of criminal justice agencies; covers the use of computer applications in the processing of operational and administrative records and standardized reports; discusses the use of relational database applications to develop specialized reports. Prerequisite CIS 100 or CIS 110 or divisional approval. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
ADJ 171-172: Forensic Science I-II (4 cr. ea) Introduces student to crime scene technology, procedures for sketching, diagramming and using casting materials. Surveys the concepts of forensic chemistry, fingerprint classification/identification and latent techniques, drug identification, hair and fiber evidence, death investigation techniques, thin-layer chromatographic methods, and arson materials examination. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
ADJ 173 -174: Forensic Photography I-II (3 cr. ea.) Surveys fundamental photographic skills--exposure, composition, film, filters, darkroom materials and procedures. Emphasizes use of photography for law enforcement purposes and for courtroom presentation. Considers current status and trends in photographic law. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 195: Topics In (1-5 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
ADJ 201: Criminology I (3 cr.) Studies current and historical data pertaining to criminal and other deviant behavior. Examines theories that explain crime and criminal behavior in human society. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 211-212: Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures I-II (3 cr. ea) Teaches the elements of proof for major and common crimes and the legal classification of offenses. Studies the kinds, degrees and admissibility of evidence and its presentation in criminal proceedings with emphasis on legal guidelines for methods and techniques of evidence acquisition. Surveys the procedural requirements from arrest to final disposition in the various American court systems with focus on the Virginia jurisdiction. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 228: Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (3 cr.) Surveys the historical and current usage of narcotics and dangerous drugs. Teaches the identification and classification of such drugs and emphasizes the symptoms and effects on their users. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in law enforcement efforts against illicit drug usage. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 270: Introduction to Trace Evidence Introduces the role of the trace evidence examiner in forensic science and surveys the various types of trace evidence encountered in criminal investigations. Includes the general properties of trace evidence materials, examination techniques and evidence collection guidelines. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ADJ 290: Coordinated Internship (1-5 cr.) Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
ADJ 293: Studies In (1-5 cr.) Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to access the course's viability as a permanent offering.Variable hours per week.
ADJ 298: Seminar & Project (3 cr.) Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

 

Administrative Support Technology – AST

AST 100: Office Skills Review (3-4 cr.) Reviews office skills such as keyboarding, shorthand, machine transcription, and other selected office topics based on individual needs. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
AST 101: Keyboarding I (2-4 cr.) Teaches the alpha/numeric keyboard with emphasis on correct techniques, speed, and accuracy. Teaches formatting of basic personal and business correspondence, reports, and tabulation. A laboratory corequisite (AST 103) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 102: Keyboarding II (2-4 cr.) Develops keyboarding and document production skills with emphasis on preparation of specialized business documents. Continues skill-building for speed and accuracy. Prerequisite AST 101. A laboratory corequisite (AST 104) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 107: Editing/Proofreading Skills (3 cr.) Develops skills essential to creating and editing business documents. Covers grammar, spelling, diction, punctuation, capitalization, and other usage problems. Prerequisite or corequisite AST 101 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 108: Telephone Techniques (1 cr.) Provides guidelines and techniques for communicating effectively on the telephone and for handling telephone problems efficiently, pleasantly and constructively.
AST 114: Keyboarding for Information Processing (1-2 cr.) Teaches the alphabetic and numeric keys: develops correct techniques and competency in the use of computer keyboards. May include basic correspondence and report formats. A laboratory corequisite (AST 115) may be required. Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
AST 115: Keyboarding for Information Processing-Laboratory (1 cr.) Provides supplemental instruction in AST 114. Should be taken concurrently with AST 114, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the College. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
AST 117: Keyboarding for Computer Usage (1 cr.) Teaches the alphabetic keyboard and 10 key pad. Develops correct keying techniques. Lecture 1 hour per week.
AST 130: Office Procedures (3 cr.) Introduces general functions and duties performed in the office. Prerequisite AST 101. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 132: Word Processing I (1 cr.) Introduces students to a word processing program to create, edit, save, and print documents. Must demonstrate typing proficiency. Lecture 1 hour per week.
AST 133: Word Processing II (1 cr.) Presents formatting and editing features of a word processing program. Prerequisite AST 132 or equivalent. Lecture 1 hour per week.
AST 134: Word Processing III (1 cr.) Continues work with formatting features and text enhancements of a word processing program. Prerequisite AST 133 or equivalent. Lecture 1 hour per week.
AST 136: Office Record Keeping (3 cr.) Introduces types of record keeping duties performed in the office, such as financial, tax, payroll, and inventory. Utilizes specialized software where applicable. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 137: Records Management (3 cr.) Teaches filing and records management procedures for hard copy, electronic, and micrographic systems. Identifies equipment, supplies, and solutions to records management problems. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 140: Introduction to Windows (1-2 cr.) Introduces students to windows and provides basic concepts and commands necessary in the Windows environment. Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
AST 141: Word Processing (2-4 cr.) Teaches creating and editing documents, including line and page layouts, columns, fonts, search/replace, cut/paste, spell/thesaurus, and advanced editing and formatting features of word processing software. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory corequisite (AST 144) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 142: Word Processing II (2-4 cr.) Teaches advanced software applications. Prerequisite AST 141 or equivalent. A laboratory corequisite (AST 145) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 147: Introduction to Presentation Software (1-2 cr.) Introduces presentation options including slides, transparencies, and other forms of presentations. Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
AST 150: Desktop Publishing I (1 cr.) Presents desktop publishing features including page layout and design, font selection, and use of graphic images. Lecture 1 hour per week.
AST 151: Desktop Publishing II (1 cr.) Presents software features for refining page layout and design, includes scaling and cropping graphics, and creating styles. Lecture 1 hour per week.
AST 152: Desktop Publishing III (1 cr.) Continues work with page layout and design. Covers handling simple multi-page text documents with master pages and combining text and graphics. Lecture 1 hour per week.
AST 171: Introduction to Call Center Services ( 3 cr.) Introduces concepts and skills needed to be an effective customer service representative for a telephone service operation. Covers call center theory and technology, interpersonal communication skills, customer relations attitudes, telecommunications techniques, and professional procedures to handle a variety of customer service sales requests. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 176: Medical Office/Unit Management (3 cr.) Develops administrative and support skills for a medical setting including effective communications, ethical and legal issues, research techniques, and insurance claims processing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 201: Keyboarding III (2-4 cr.) Develops decision-making skills, speed, and accuracy in production keying. Applies word processing skills in creating specialized business documents. Prerequisite AST 102. A laboratory corequisite (AST 202) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 202: Keyboarding III-Laboratory ( 1 cr.) Provides supplemental instruction in AST 201. Should be taken concurrently with AST 201, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
AST 205: Business Communications (3 cr.) Teaches techniques of oral and written communications. Emphasizes writing and presenting business-related materials. Prerequisite AST 114-115 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 206: Professional Development (3 cr.) Develops professional awareness in handling business and social situations. Emphasizes goal setting, critical thinking, decision-making, and employment skills. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 232: Microcomputer Office Applications (2-4 cr.) Teaches production of business documents using word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standard. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory corequisite (AST 233) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 234: Records and Database Management (2-4 cr.) Teaches filing and records management procedures using microcomputer database software. Incorporates both manual and electronic methods for managing information. A laboratory corequisite (AST 235) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 238: Word Processing Advanced Applications (2-4 cr.) Teaches advanced word processing features including working with merge files, macros, and graphics; develops competence in the production of complex documents. Prerequisite or corequisite AST 102 or equivalent. A laboratory corequisite (AST 239) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 240: Machine Transcription (2-4 cr.) Develops proficiency in the use of transcribing equipment to produce business documents. Emphasizes listening techniques, business English, and proper formatting. Includes production rates and mailable copy requirements. A laboratory corequisite (AST 241) may be required. Corequisite AST 102 or equivalent. Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
AST 243: Office Administration I (3 cr.) Develops an understanding of the administrative support role and the skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and job performance skills in a business office environment. Prerequisite AST 101. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 244: Office Administration II (3 cr.) Enhances skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes administrative and supervisory role of the office professional. Includes travel and meeting planning, office budgeting and financial procedures, international issues, and career development. Prerequisite AST 243 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AST 295: Topics in Medical and Legal Procedures (3 cr.) Introduces general office procedures used in law offices and courts and develops skills in the performance of administrative and support services in a medical setting. Prerequisite AST 102/104; Corequisite AST 244 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Agriculture – AGR

AGR 141: Introduction to Animal Science and Technology (4 cr.) Introduces the science and technology involved in sustainable animal production and management practices. Includes beef, sheep, horses, dairy, swine, goats, and poultry, with emphasis on practical experiences In laboratory and farm settings. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
AGR 142: Introduction to Plant Science and Technology (3 cr.) Introduces students to plant science, ecology, plant morphology, plant and soil relations and energy conversions. Includes surveying agricultural crops and their importance in the economy. " Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 143: Introduction to Agribusiness and Financial Management (3 cr.) Introduces agriculture's importance to society and ways to start a farm or agribusiness. Evaluates forms of business including cooperatives and create financial statements and reports necessary for routine accounting and tax preparation. Utilizes financial tools for decision making, budgets and time value of money. Explores retirement, transition planning, personal financial management, and capital acquisition techniques. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 144: Agriculture Human Resource Management (3 cr.) Covers principles and management practices utilized to attract, retain and motivate agricultural employees. Emphasizes interviewing techniques! employer/employee relationships, motivation theory, legal issues, safety and environmental concerns. Includes development of team building and interpersonal skills through activities and cases. Explores diversity and cultural differences at they apply to human resource compliance and performance issues. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 157: Horse Nutrition and Feeding (2 cr.) Covers specific and detailed study of nutritional requirements of the horse, feeds and feeding practices, and nutritionally related disorders. Lecture 2 hours per week.
AGR 158: Preventative Health Care for Horses (2 cr.) Introduces the student to the principles of disease causation, spread, prevention, and treatment with emphasis on practical methods for the horse owner. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. Laboratory 0-2 hours per week.
AGR 231: Agribusiness Marketing, Risk Management, and Entrepreneurship (3 cr.) Covers marketing techniques required to create an effective marketing plan addressing product, price, place, promotion, and people considerations of an agribusiness. Emphasizes unique aspects of agricultural products and risk management including price fluctuations and biosecurity. Projects explore entrepreneurship and creative marketing . plans for a proposed farm or agribusiness. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 232: Professional Selling for Agribusiness (3 cr.) Explores sales and marketing careers in the agricultural industry, Analyzes customer's personality profile and needs to formulate an effective value-based sales presentation. Covers psychology of personality styles! buyer motivation, and conflict resolution. Researches agriculture customers and products to make a realistic sales call with actual sales professionals. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 233: Food Production, Safety, Biosecurity, and Quality Control (3 cr.) Explores food production practices and their influence on food product quality, nutritional and safety. Covers processing techniques for reducing spoilage, increasing farmer's share of the food dollar, and diversifying farm incomes. Includes analytical methods for tracking and reporting quality control practices. Explores equipment, packaging, laws, regulations, standards, and financial sources for. on farm and small-scale processing. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4:5 hours.
AGR 234: Chemical Application and Pest Management (3 cr.) Covers proper application of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals used in landscape and turf management and in production agriculture; including application methods, equipment calibration and configuration, occupational health and safety, and pesticide laws and regulations. : . Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 241: Agricultural Policy, Leadership, and Professional Service (3 cr.) Enhances personal and professional leadership skills to build consensus and collaboratively solve agricultural issues. Participates in the Virginia legislative process to track and influence relevant policy. Partners with stakeholders and key agricultural groups to advocate agriculture's importance to society and remove barriers that prevent farm/agribusiness acquisition and transition. identifies relevant professional service and leaderships opportunities that will affect changes for the benefit of agricultural and rural communities. Covers current policy and public programs related to taxation, land use, environmental protection, water quality, population changes, water conservation, climate change and quality of rural life will be explored. Reinforces written and oral communication skills. lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 242: Animal Production, Products, and Emerging Technologies (3 cr.) Covers science-based animal production and management systems;. principles of nutrition! reproduction, economics, and breeding and selection of beef cattle, swine, sheep, poultry, goats, fish and other specialty animal enterprises. Includes management practices, marketing, housing, and mitigation of environmental impacts with emphasis on profitable business enterprises for small to medium sized producers and collaborative opportunities to expand profitability for traditional enterprises. Introduces emerging technologies influencing production practices and new products. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 244: Agricultural Alternative Energy Solutions (3 cr.) Explores agricultural animals! plants, and specialty enterprises that produce energy as well as wind and solar energy solutions. Encourages students to assess current energy use of an existing residential or commercial site and implement energy reduction strategies, and student's proposals implement current technology solutions for on-site energy production. Provides the foundation for discovering new ways to help farm and agribusinesses through basic electrical and chemical concepts and to reduce costs and research new opportunities for enhancing profitability. Includes field trips to active energy conservation and production sites, reinforcing classroom instruction. Lecture 2 hours. laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
AGR 297: Cooperative Education (1-5 cr.) Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service , firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration – AIR

AIR 121-122: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Studies refrigeration theory, characteristics of refrigerants, temperature, and pressure, tools and equipment, soldering, brazing, refrigeration systems, system components, compressors, evaporators, and metering devices. Presents charging and evaluation of systems and leak detection. Explores servicing the basic system. Explains use and care of oils and additives and troubleshooting of small commercial systems. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
AIR 134-135: Circuits and Controls I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Presents circuit diagrams for air conditioning units, reading and drawing of circuit diagrams, types of electrical controls. Includes analysis of air conditioning circuits, components, analysis and characteristics of circuits and controls, testing and servicing. Introduces electricity for air conditioning which includes circuit elements, direct current circuits and motors, single and three-phase circuits and motors, power distribution systems, and protective devices. Studies the electron and its behavior in passive and active circuits and components. Demonstrates electronic components and circuits as applied to aid conditioning system. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week.
AIR 136: Circuits and Controls III (3-4 cr.) Introduces types of circuits and controls used in home, commercial and industrial air conditioning systems.Includes servicing and installation procedures for electrical unloading of compressors, single- and two-stage thermostats, and electrical regulation of fan speed for air volume control. Explains operational and safety control and how schematic and pictorial diagrams are used in these systems. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week.
AIR 154-155: Heating Systems I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Introduces types of fuels and their characteristics of combustion; types, components and characteristics of burners, and burner efficiency analyzers. Studies forced air heating systems including troubleshooting, preventative maintenance and servicing. Lecture 2-3 hours Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
AIR 161-162: Heating, Air, and Refrigeration Calculations I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Introduces fractions, decimals, sign of operations, equations, Ohm's Law, subtraction, multiplication and division of signed numbers. Teaches fundamentals of algebra, expression of stated problems in mathematical form, and solutions of equations. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
AIR 165-166: Air Conditioning Systems I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Introduces comfort survey, house construction, load calculations, types of distribution systems, and equipment selection. Introduces designing, layout, installing and adjusting of duct systems, job costs, and bidding of job. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
AIR 190: Coordinated Internship (1-5 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
AIR 235: Heat Pumps (3-4 cr.) Studies theory and operation of reverse cycle refrigeration including supplementary heat as applied to heat pump systems, including service, installation and maintenance. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.

 

American Sign Language – ASL

ASL 101-102: American Sign Language I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, finger spelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.

 

Architecture – ARC

ARC 121: Architectural Drafting I (3 cr.) Introduces techniques of architectural drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

 

Arts – ART

ART 100: Art Appreciation (3 cr.) Introduces art from prehistoric times to the present day. Describes architectural styles, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 101-102: History and Appreciation of Art I-II (3 cr. ea) Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 111-112: Introduction to the Arts I-II (3 cr. ea) Parallels studio classes and provides a general survey of the arts. Emphasizes perception, using major monuments of painting, sculpture, and architecture as examples. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 114: General Art (3 cr.) Introduces art to the student without previous training. Provides studio exercises in drawing, painting, and two and three-dimensional design. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
ART 121-122: Drawing I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
ART 125: Introduction to Painting (3 cr.) Introduces study of color, composition and painting techniques. Places emphasis on experimentation and enjoyment of oil and/or acrylic paints and the fundamentals of tools and materials. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
ART 131-132: Fundamentals of Design I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Explores the concepts of two-and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
ART 133: Visual Arts Foundation (4 cr.) Covers tools and techniques, design concepts and principles, color theory and an introduction to the computer for graphic use. Applies to all field of Visual Art. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
ART 171-172: Airbrush I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Teaches concepts and use of the airbrush in a variety of applications. Prerequisites ART 121, ART 131, ART 140, or divisional approval. Lectures 2 hours. Studio instruction 2-4 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
ART 195: Topics In (1-5 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
ART 201-202: History of Art I-II (3 cr. ea) Studies the historical conflict of art of the ancient, medieval, Renaissance and modern worlds. Includes research project. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 221-222: Drawing III-IV (3-4 cr. ea) Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of drawing as applied to the figure, still life and landscape. Gives additional instruction in composition, modeling, space and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to drawing. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
ART 231-232: Sculpture I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Introduces sculptural concepts and methods of production in traditional and contemporary media. Includes clay, plaster, wood, stone, metal, plastics and terra cotta. May include field trips. Prerequisite ART 131. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. total 5-6 hours per week.
ART 243-244: Watercolor I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with emphasis on design, color, composition, technique and value. Prerequisite ART 131, or divisional approval. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
ART 271-272: Printmaking I-II (3 cr. ea) Introduces the student to the full range of printmaking techniques. Includes woodcut, silkscreen, etching, and lithography. Provides historical perspective on printmaking. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
ART 283-284: Computer Graphics I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Utilizes microcomputers and software used to produce computer graphics. Employs techniques learned to solve studio projects which reinforce instruction and are appropriate for portfolio use. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 3-4 hours. Total 5- 6 hours per week.
ART 286: Communication and Workshop (3 cr.) Requires special project and/or research focusing on career opportunities. Teaches resume and portfolio preparation and interview techniques. May include internship with a professional design firm. Requires instructor’s approval. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
ART 287: Portfolio and Resume Preparation (1-4 cr.) Focuses on portfolio preparation, resume writing, and job interviewing for students. Recommended for final semester program students. Requires instructor’s approval. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 0-4 hours. Total 1-6 hours per week.
ART 290: Coordinated Internship (1 cr.) Provides hands-on learning and offers experience in arts display, presentation, packaging, branding, marketing, promotion, and operations management. Lab 2 hours per week.
ART 291-292: Computerized Graphic Design I-II (4 cr. ea) Introduces students to using the computer as a publishing system. Examines stages of a publication from typesetting, laying out, creating and digitizing of illustrations and photographs, to the final printing. Requires students to write, design, illustrate and print pamphlets on the computer, including one full-color publication. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

 

Automotive – AUT

AUT 101-102: Introduction to Automotive Systems I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Introduces fundamental systems of automobile, the engine, fuel, exhaust, electric, lubrication, cooling, transmission, steering, brake, and suspension systems. Teaches theory and function of each system. Demonstrates operation. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
AUT 109: Applied Mathematics for Automotive Technicians (3 cr.) Introduces arithmetic skills, conversion of units, consumer mathematics, solution of linear algebraic expression, and the solving of applied problems in torque, horsepower, piston displacement. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AUT 111-112: Automotive Engines I-II (3 cr. ea) Presents analysis of power, cylinder condition, valves and bearings in the automotive engine to establish the present condition, repairs or adjustments. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
AUT 121-122: Automotive Fuel Systems I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Analyses major domestic and foreign automotive fuel systems to include carburetors and fuel injection systems. Includes detailed inspection and discussion of fuel tanks, connecting lines, instruments, filters, fuel pumps, superchargers, and turbochargers. Also includes complete diagnosis, troubleshooting, overhaul and factor adjustment procedures of all major carbureted and fuel injection systems. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
AUT 161-162: Automotive Diagnosis I-II (3 cr. ea) Introduces principles of automotive maintenance using modern diagnostic methods. Uses theory and laboratory experiments designed to explain and illustrate the scientific basis of modern electronic and mechanical diagnostic procedures. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
AUT 195: Topics In (1-5 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
AUT 241-242: Automotive Electricity I-II (3 cr. ea) Introduces electricity and magnetism, symbols and circuitry as applied to the alternators, regulators, starters, lighting systems, instruments and gauges. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
AUT 267: Automotive Suspension and Braking Systems(3-4 cr.) Presents the operation, design, construction, repair and servicing of braking and suspension systems. Explains use of tools and test equipment, evaluation of test results, estimation and repair cost, front and rear suspension alignment, power and standard steering, and power, standard and disc brakes. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.

 

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Biology – BIO

BIO 20: Introduction to Human Systems (3 cr.) Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology. Discusses cells, tissues, and selected human systems. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
BIO 101-102: General Biology I-II (4 cr.) Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community with emphasis on general biological principles. Introduces the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function and evolution. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
BIO 141-142: Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II (4 cr.) Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Prerequisites include one year high school biology and one year high school chemistry, or their equivalents. A grade of C or better in BIO 141 is required for entry into BIO 142. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
BIO 145: Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences (5 cr.) Introduces human anatomy and physiology primarily to those planning to pursue an AAS degree in nursing. Covers basic chemical concepts, cellular physiology, as well as the anatomy and physiology of human organ systems. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6-7 hours per week.
BIO 205: General Microbiology (4 cr.) Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields. Prerequisites one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

 

Broadcasting – BCS

BCS 110 - Fundamentals in Video Production (4 cr.) Studies the use of video equipment and the application of production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, and develops fundamental production skills through hands on experience with cameras, video tape records, video switcher, graphic computers, and lighting instruments.Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
BCS 115 - Audio Production for Electronic Media (4 cr.) Studies the use of audio equipment and the application of production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, and develops production skills through hands-on experience with mixing boards, tape recorders, compact disc players, cart machines and microphones. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

 

Building – BLD

BLD 101: Construction Management (3 cr.) Presents overviews of all phases of construction project management. Introduces students to philosophy, responsibilities, methodology, and techniques of the construction process. Introduces topics related to the construction and design industries, organizations, construction contracts, bidding procedures, insurance, taxes, bonding, cost accounting, business methods, including basic computer usage, safety and general project management procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 108: Construction Leadership and Motivation (2 cr.) Includes the role of the construction supervisor; helping employees perform better; training, motivating and leading others; teams and team building; leadership skills in action. This course does not meet general education requirements. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 109: Understanding and Managing Project Costs (2 cr.) Includes construction estimates, who controls project costs, labor cost control, reporting and analyzing actual costs, loss prevention, cost control strategies, and post-project evaluation. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 110: Introduction to Construction (3 cr.) Covers basic knowledge and requirements needed in the construction trades. Introduces use of tools and equipment, with emphasis on construction safety, including personal and tool safety. Provides a working introduction to basic blueprint reading and fundamentals of construction mathematics. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 111: Blueprint Reading and the Building Code (3 cr.) Introduces reading and interpreting various kinds of blueprints and working drawings with reference to local, state, and national building codes.
BLD 117: Contract Documents and Construction Law (2-3 cr.) Covers contractual relationships; contract forms and documents; managing general conditions; good documentation processes; differing site conditions; time impacts; negotiation of resolutions. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 118: Problem Solving and Decision Making (2 cr.) Covers the problem identification process; solving human performance problems; the decision-making process; labor costs and subcontractors; problem prevention; risk, emergencies and crisis. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 131: Carpentry Framing I-II (5 cr. ea) Presents an introduction to carpentry with emphasis on residential construction. Covers safety on the job, appropriate use of power tools, basic construction techniques, an introduction to working drawings, and the team approach to residential buildings. Presents an introduction to selection and use of ladders and scaffolds, basic form removal and demolition, and use of basic first aid. Includes the concepts of carpentry framing for floors, walls, ceilings, porches and decks. Includes theoretical and practical application as well as the concepts of carpentry framing for roof, truss installation and door and window installation. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
BLD 142: - Principles of Plumbing Trade III (3 cr.) Studies sizing of water piping and control valves, piping materials, piping layout, and the proper installation of water piping. Explains how to identify cross control and the critical levels of contamination, means of protection against backflow, installing backflow preventers, and back flow preventive testing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 143: Plumbing Blueprint Reading (3 cr.) Focuses on blueprint reading, plan reviews, schematic drawing, isometric view drawing and architectural blueprint reading on single-, two-family and multi-story dwelling for drainage, vents and water piping design. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 144: Plumbing Code and Certification Preparation (3 cr.) Teaches the use of the plumbing code standard book (BOCA), references standards, the reading and use of charts and tables, and preparation for the journeyman’s certification and the cross-connection control certification test. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 147: Principles of Block & Bricklaying I (3 cr.) Presents fundamentals of masonry practices. Includes foundations, block laying skills, mortar mixing, measuring, and introduction to bricklaying techniques. Emphasizes hands-on applications of block and brick techniques. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
BLD 165: Construction Field Operations (2 cr.) Introduces areas of construction field management which relate directly to on-the-job requirements of construction operations viewed from the construction superintendent's standpoint. Includes theories of project management and field supervision; utilization of equipment, labor and material; construction site development; requirements of field scheduling; management input requirements; job recording and documentation; supervision responsibility. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
BLD 166: Construction Law (2 cr.) Presents general principles of construction law pertaining to contract documents, general conditions, changes in specifications, pricing of claims, arbitration, design responsibility, mechanic’s liens, delays, and construction management. Prerequisite divisional approval. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 168: Contract Documents (2 cr.) Interprets and integrates specifications and drawings into the construction supervision process. Identifies interrelationships of authority and legal and social implications of supervisor’s role as an agent of the contractor. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 188: Introduction to Construction Supervision (3 cr.) Teaches an appreciation for the demanding job of construction supervision, covering such topics as scheduling, motivation, poor and subordinate relations, and working with other trades. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 193: - Studies In (1-5 cr.) Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering. Variable hours per week.
BLD 195: Topics In (1-5 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
BLD 199: Supervised Study (1-5 cr.) Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
BLD 200: Sustainable Construction (2-3 cr.) Teaches students the specialized construction management best practices that must be utilized when managing a sustainable project. Includes industry standards for green construction as identified by popular building rating systems. Lecture 2 - 3 hours per week.
BLD 215: OSHA 30 Construction Safety (2 cr.) Covers all topics including in the OSHA 30-hour course. Prerequisite: OSHA 10 Certification. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 217: Managing the Construction Project (2 cr.) Introduces project delivery systems; managing and understanding risk; planning the work; working the plan; managing methods and materials; understanding finances; working with project partners; understanding people involved in the process. Prerequisites: BLD 247 and BLD 109. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 231: Construction Estimating I (3 cr.) Focuses on materials take-off and computing quantities from working drawings and specifications. Includes methods for computing quantities of concrete, steel, masonry, roofing, excavation. Deals with pricing building components, materials and processes, as well as transportation and handling costs, mark-up discount procedures, equipment cost and labor rates. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 247: Construction Planning and Scheduling (3 cr.) Introduces principles of planning and scheduling of a construction project. Includes sequence of events and processes on a construction site. Studies scheduling techniques including the critical path method. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 295: Topics In Plumbing Technologies IV (1-5 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

 

Business Management and Administration – BUS

BUS 100: Introduction to Business (3 cr.) Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, finance, marketing, production, and risk and human resource management. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 106: Security Awareness for Managers (3 cr.) Covers concepts and terminology related to information security and risk assessment. The topics will be covered from a managers and end-users perspective and will include the identification of security threats, types of hardware/software solutions available and identifying policies and procedures to reduce the severity of security attacks. The student will complete a risk assessment and security plan for an organization and/or department.
BUS 111: Principles of Supervision I (3-4 cr.) Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/supervisor relationships. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 116: Entrepreneurship (3 cr.) Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance startup, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 117: Leadership Development (2-3 cr.) Covers interpersonal relations in hierarchical structures. Examines the dynamics of teamwork, motivation, handling change and conflict and how to achieve positive results from others. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
BUS 121: Business Mathematics I-II (3 cr. ea) Applies mathematics to business processes and problems such as checkbook records and bank reconciliation, simple interest notes, present value, bank discount notes, wage and payroll computations, depreciation, sales and property taxes, commercial discounts, markup and markdown, and inventory turnovers and valuation. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 160: Legal Aspects of Small Business Operations (1 cr.) Covers the functional areas of business law, specifically as it applies to small business. Provides the students with a working knowledge of business contracts, agency relationships, and product liability. Provides a knowledge base for small business owners to overcome problems that are individually within their abilities. Covers selection of professional assistance for problems of a more serious nature. Lecture 1 hour per week.
BUS 165: Small Business Management (3 cr.) Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business, and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 200: Principles of Management (3 cr.) Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 201: Organizational Behavior (3 cr.) Presents a behaviorally oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision-making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 204: Project Management (3 cr.) Provides students with knowledge of essential skills and techniques necessary to lead or participate in projects assigned to managerial personnel. Discusses the time and task scheduling, resource management, problem-solving strategies and other topics related to managing a project. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 205: Human Resource Management (3 cr.) Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, forecasting, job analysis, job descriptions, training methods and programs, employee evaluation systems, compensation, benefits and labor relations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 209: Continuous Quality Improvement (3 cr.) Presents the different philosophies in Quality Control Introduces students to Process Improvements, Team Development, Consensus Building, and Problem-Solving strategies. Identifies methods for Process Improvements in manufacturing and service organizations which includes Statistical Process Control when used in the quality control function of business and industry.
BUS 211: Managing Technology Resources (3 cr.) Managing information technology and staff in today's fast paced and constantly evolving environment can be overwhelming and frustrating. This course covers basic technology concepts, selection of vendors, evaluation of hardware/software solutions, identification and establishment of technology standards, and basic project management. Emphasis will be placed on the development of policies and procedures to effectively and efficiently manage information technology. The student will learn to leverage technology to benefit the organization. Each student will complete a detailed technology plan for an organization and/or department. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 212: Disaster Recovery Planning for Managers (3 cr.) Covers developing a plan for an organization to get computer operations back to their pre-existing state as soon as possible after a disaster. Covers documenting existing technology and the complete steps in the disaster recovery process. Emphasis on policies and procedures to prevent the loss of data and elimination of system downtime. Includes the completion of a disaster recovery plan for an organization and/or department. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 221: Business Statistics I (3 cr.) Focuses on statistical methodology in the collection, organization, presentation, and analysis of data; concentrates on measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability concepts and distribution, sampling, statistical estimation, normal and T distribution and hypotheses for means and proportions. Prerequisite MTH 163 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 236: Communications in Management (3 cr.) Introduces the functions of communication in management with emphasis on gathering, organizing, and transmitting facts and ideas. Teaches the basic techniques of effective oral and written communications. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 241: Business Law I-II (3 cr. ea) Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 251: Coaching and Development in a Customer Care Centers (1 cr.) Provides an understanding of the coaching skills necessary for attaining call center goals. Includes the coach’s role in facilitating goals within a set timeframe. Teaches ways to identify focus areas to meet quality performance goals. Includes feedback and evaluation techniques for call center effectiveness. Lecture 1 hour per week.
BUS 252: Customer Care Center Operations Management (3 cr.) Examines key performance indicators, call center planning and management processes, and call center technology and facilities management. Examines planning and management processes upon which call center operations depend, including forecasting, staffing and scheduling. Site selection, call center design, health and safety issues, and disaster recovery principles are examined. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 253: Quality Assurance in Customer Care Center Operations (1 cr.) Quality assurance in customer care centers teaches specific and measurable performance standards that are the cornerstone of a successful customer care center monitoring program. Encompasses the establishment of performance standards that lead to quality contacts. Teaches techniques for creating new performance objectives, revitalizing existing standards, and determining performance targets that will best communicate priorities. Lecture 1 hour per week.
BUS 254: Customer Care Center Trainer (1 cr.) Focuses on product knowledge and sales techniques including training methods used for new employees and on an ongoing basis. Includes the evaluation of current training programs, ways to improving the training process, and how to measure training effectiveness. Lecture 1 hour per week.
BUS 265: Ethical Issues In Management (3 cr.) Examines the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management. May use cases to develop the ability to think and act responsibly.Lecture 3 hours per we
BUS 280: Introduction to International Business (3 cr.) Studies the problems, challenges, and opportunities which arise when business operations or organizations transcend national boundaries. Examines the functions of international business in the economy, international and transnational marketing, production, and financial operations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 290: Coordinated Internship /299 Supervised Study (1 cr.) Lecture 1 hour per week.

 

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Chemistry – CHM

CHM 05: Developmental Chemistry for the Health Sciences (1-5 cr.) Introduces basic principles of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Emphasizes applications to the health sciences. Prerequisite: Eligible for MTH 151. Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-7 hours per week.
CHM 101-102: General Chemistry I-II (4 cr. ea) Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
CHM 111-112: College Chemistry I-II (4 cr. ea) Explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completion of CHM 111 with a grade of C to enter CHM 112. Prerequisite: Eligible for MTH 163.
CHM 241-242: Organic Chemistry I-II (3 cr. ea) Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds, including structures, physical properties, syntheses, and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Completion of CHM 112 with a grade of C to enter CHM 241. Prerequisite CHM 111-112 or Corequisite CHM 243-244-245-246. Lecture 3 hours per week.
CHM 243-244: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II (1 cr. ea) Is taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM 242. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
CHM 260: Introductory Biochemistry (3 cr.) Explores fundamentals of biological chemistry. Includes study of macromolecules, metabolic pathways, and biochemical genetics. Prerequisite CHM 242. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Child Development – CHD

CHD 118: Language Arts for Young Children (3 cr.) Presents techniques and methods for encouraging the development of language and perceptual skills in young children. Stresses improvement of vocabulary, speech and methods to stimulate discussion. Surveys children’s literature, examines elements of quality storytelling and story reading, and stresses the use of audio-visual materials. Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
CHD 120: Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 cr.) Introduces early childhood development through activities and experiences in early childhood, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary programs. Investigates classroom organization and procedures, and use of classroom time and materials, approaches to education for young children, professionalism, and curricular procedures.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
CHD 121-122: Childhood Educational Development I-II (3 cr. ea) Focuses attention on the observable characteristics of children from birth through adolescence. Concentrates on cognitive, physical, social, and emotional changes that occur. Emphasizes the relationship between development and child’s interactions with parents, siblings, peers, and teachers. Lecture 3 hours per week.
CHD 145: Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children (3 cr.) Focuses on children's exploration, play, and creative expression in the areas of art, music, and movement. Emphasis will be on developing strategies for using various open-ended media representing a range of approaches in creative thinking. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
CHD 146: Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children (3 cr.) Provides experiences in developing the content, methods, and materials for directing children in math, science, and social studies activities. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
CHD 165: Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings (3 cr.) Focuses on observation as the primary method for gathering information about children in early childhood settings. Emphasizes development of skills in the implementation of a range of observation techniques. May be taken again for credit. One hour seminar, 4 hours field placement. Total 5 hours per week.
Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
CHD 166: Infant and Toddler Programs (3 cr.) Examines the fundamentals of infant and toddler development, including planning and implementing programs in group care. Emphasizes meeting physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs: scheduling, preparing age-appropriate activities, health and safety policies, record keeping, and reporting to parents. Lecture 3 hours per week.
CHD 167: CDA Theories and Applications: Resource File (3 cr.) Supports the student/CDA candidate in completing the Professional Resource File and all documentation required for the national CDA credential. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 contact hours. This course is designed for students pursuing the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.
CHD 205: Guiding the Behavior of Children (3 cr.) Explores the role of the early childhood educator in supporting emotional and social development of children, and in fostering a sense of community. Presents practical strategies for encouraging prosocial behavior, conflict resolution and problem solving. Emphasizes basic skills and techniques in child guidance.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
CHD 210: Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 cr.) Reviews the history of education for exceptional children. Studies the characteristics associated with exceptional children. Explores positive techniques for managing behavior and adapting materials for classroom use. Lecture 3 hours per week.
CHD 215: Models of Early Childhood Education Programs (3 cr.) Studies and discusses the various models and theories of early childhood education programs including current trends and issues. Presents state licensing and staff requirements. Lecture 3 hours per week.
CHD 216: Early Childhood Education Programs (3 cr.) Explores methods of developing positive, effective relations with families to enhance their development goals for children. Considers culture and other diverse needs, perspectives, and abilities of families and educators. Emphasizes advocacy and public policy awareness as an important role of early childhood educators. Describes risk factors and identifies community resources. Lecture 3 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
CHD 265: Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings (3 cr.) Observes and participates in early childhood settings such as child care centers, pre-school, Montessori schools, or public school settings (kindergarten through third grade). Emphasizes planning and implementation of appropriate activities and materials for children. Students will spend one hour each week in a seminar session in addition to 60 clock hours in the field. May be taken again for credit. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
CHD 298: Seminar and Project (1-5 cr.) Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

 

Civil Engineering – CIV

CIV 171: SURVEYING I (3 cr.) Introduces surveying equipment, procedures and computations including adjustment of instruments, distance measurement, leveling, angle measurement, traversing, traverse adjustments, area computations and introduction to topography. Prerequisite: Engineering Technical Math or divisional approval. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
CIV 172: SURVEYING II (3 cr.) Introduces surveys for transportation systems including the preparation and analysis of topographic maps, horizontal and vertical curves, earthwork and other topics related to transportation construction. Prerequisite: CIV 171 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

 

Communication, Speech, and Drama – CST

CST 100: Principles of Public Speaking (3 cr.) Applies theory and principles of public address with emphasis on preparation and delivery. Lecture 3 hours per week.
CST 110: Introduction to Speech Communication (2-3 cr.) Examines the elements affecting speech communication at the individual, small group, and public communication levels with emphasis on practice of communication at each level. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
CST 130: Introduction to the Theatre (3 cr.) Surveys the principles of drama, the development of theatre production, and selected plays to acquaint the student with various types of theatrical presentations. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Crafts – CRF

CRF 100: Survey of Handcrafts (3 cr.) Surveys traditional and contemporary American handcrafts. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
CRF 101: Hand Built Pottery (3 cr.) Introduces fundamental concepts and skills related to hand crafted hand-built pottery. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
CRF 102: Wheel-Thrown Pottery (3 cr.) Introduces fundamental concepts and skills related to hand crafted wheel-thrown pottery. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
CRF 105: Introduction to Pottery (3 cr.) Introduces art and design related to pottery. Teaches techniques of hand-building, throwing on the potter’s wheel, glaze techniques and experimental firing. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
CRF 106: Pottery Glazing and Decoration (3 cr.) Explores the various techniques of decorating and glazing pottery including the use of texture, colored slips and engobes, wax resist, sgraffito, and glaze experimentation. Prerequisite CRF 105. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
CRF 107: Handcrafted Leather (3 cr.) Introduces fundamental concepts and skills related to hand crafted leather work. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
CRF 110: Introduction to Crafts (3 cr.) Focuses on an understanding of art and design related to crafts, and of craft media other than the student’s craft major. Provides practical training in combining two or more media to produce a good craft item. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

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Diesel – DSL

DSL 131: Diesel Fuel Systems and Tune Up (4-5 cr.) Teaches maintenance, adjustment, testing, and general repair of the typical fuel Injection components used on non- automotive diesel engines. Includes engine and fuel system tune-up procedures and troubleshooting using current diagnostic equipment. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
DSL 141-142: Transportation Electrical Systems I-II (2 cr. ea) Studies basic operational theory of electrical systems used In public transportation vehicles.Covers electrical symbols, schematics, troubleshooting procedures, as well as the function, construction, and operation of the electrical system and Its components.Lecture 2 hours per week.
DSL 152: Diesel Power Trains, Chassis, and Suspension (4 cr.) Studies the chassis, suspension, steering and brake systems found on medium and heavy duty diesel trucks. Covers construction features, operating principles and service procedures for such power train components as clutches, multi-speed transmissions, propeller shafts, and rear axles. Teaches operations of modern equipment to correct and adjust abnormalities. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
DSL 161-162: Air Brake Systems I-II (2 cr. ea) Studies basic operational theory of electrical systems used In public transportation vehicles.Covers electrical symbols, schematics, troubleshooting procedures, as well as the function, construction, and operation of the electrical system and Its components.
DSL 181-182: Diesel Mechanics I-II (6 cr. ea) Studies basic Internal engines, Including cylinder blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, and pistons. Studies fuel Injection systems, fuel pumps, Injectors and nozzles, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting. Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 10 hours per week.

 

Dietetics – DIT

DIT 125: Current Concepts in Diet and Nutrition (3 cr.) Studies the importance of diet to health and well-being in daily life. Addresses current controversies over food practices and information, food facts, and fiction, fad diets, vegetarian, diet and heart disease, and guidelines for maintaining good health and wise food choices. Applies computer technology and nutrition analysis. Intended especially for the non-dietetic major. Lecture 3 hours per week.
DIT 130: Food Management Systems (3 cr.) Studies the principles of food service delivery systems in institutional and other health care facilities. Includes fundamentals of menu planning, recipe standardization, food preparation, equipment, sanitation and safety, role of computers in food service, and concepts of food service management. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Drafting – DRF

DRF 111: Technical Drafting I (2-3 cr.) Introduces technical drafting from the fundamentals through advanced drafting practices. Teaches lettering, metric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners, theory and applications of dimensioning and tolerances. Includes pictorial drawing and preparation of working and detailing drawings. Part I of II. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week.
DRF 132: Electrical and Electronic Drafting I (3 cr.) Teaches the design of block and logic, schematic and wiring diagrams, house wiring plans, printed circuit boards and card cages.Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
DRF 160: Machine Blueprint Reading (3 cr.) Introduces interpreting of various blueprints and working drawings. Applies basic principles and techniques such as visualization of an object, orthographic projection, technical sketching and drafting terminology. Requires outside preparation. Lecture 3 hours per week.
DRF 161: Blueprint Reading I (1-2 cr.) Teaches the application of basic principles, visualization, orthographic projection, detail of drafting shop processes and terminology, assembly drawings and exploded views. Considers dimensioning, changes and corrections, classes of fits, tolerances and allowances, sections and convention in blueprint reading. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-4 hours per week.
DRF 165: Architectural Blueprint Reading (3 cr.) Emphasizes reading, understanding and interpreting standard types of architectural drawings including plans, elevations, sections and details. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
DRF 169: Blueprint Reading for Heavy Construction (2 cr.) Presents material for draftsmen, material estimators, construction workers, superintendents, and others involved in heavy construction. Includes site layout, foundations, reinforced concrete and steel construction, interior finishing and mechanical and electrical systems. Lecture 1 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
DRF 201-202: Computer Aided Drafting and Design I-II (2-4 cr. ea) Teaches computer-aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components of a typical CAD system and its operation. Prerequisite divisional approval. Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.

 

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