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Natural Science – NAS

NAS 106: Conservation of Natural Resources (3 cr.) Describes the management of natural resources, balance of nature, and the human impact on the environment. Lecture 3 hours per week.
NAS 120: Introduction to Meteorology (3 cr.) Studies cloud formation, weather maps, forecasting, and wind systems with emphasis on local weather patterns. Lecture 3 hours per week.
NAS 125: Meteorology (4 cr.) Presents a non-technical survey of fundamentals meteorology. Focuses on the effects of weather and climate on humans and their activities. Serves for endorsement or recertification of earth science teachers. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
NAS 131-132: Astronomy I-II (4 cr. ea) Studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars and nebulae of the milky way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death stars, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
NAS 150: Human Biology (3 cr.) Surveys the structure and function of the human body. Applies principally to students who are not majoring in the health or science fields. Lecture 3 hours per week.
NAS 161-162: Health Science I-II (4 cr. ea) Presents an integrated approach to human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and pathology. Includes chemistry and physics as related to health sciences. Emphasis of these courses will be medical physiology and solving problems related to the function of the human body. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
NAS 195: Topics in Upper Extremity Anatomy and Kinesiology (1 cr.) Presents specific details of the skeletal, articular, muscular and neurologic anatomy of the human arm. Lecture 1 hour per week. Prerequisite: OCT 100, HLT 141 or 143, BIO 141.
NAS 200: Introduction to Neuroanatomy and Physiology (3 cr.) Focuses on the anatomy and physiology of human nervous systems with emphasis on external brain mapping and anatomic and physiologic brain and nervous system structures. Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Lecture 3 hours.

 

Nursing – NUR

NUR 105: Nursing Skills (2cr.) Develops nursing skills for the basic needs of individuals and introduces related theory. Includes assessment, personal care, activity/rest, sterile technique, wound care, ostomy care, catheterization, oxygen administration, infection control, suctioning and medication administration. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week. 2-3 credits. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Nursing Program, MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115
NUR 108-109: Nursing Principles and Concepts I-II (5-6 cr.) Introduces principles of nursing, health and wellness concepts, and the nursing process. Identifies nursing strategies to meet the multidimensional needs of individuals. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, introduction to the profession of nursing, nursing process, documentation; basic needs related to integumentary system, teaching/learning, stress, psychosocial, safety, nourishment, elimination, oxygenation, circulation, rest, comfort, sensory, fluid and electrolyte and mobility needs in adult clients. Also, care of the pre/post operative client. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing labs and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 5 credits. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Nursing Program, MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115, BIO 141
NUR 115: LPN Transition (2-7 cr.) Introduces the role of the registered nurse through concepts and skill development in the discipline of professional nursing. This course serves as a bridge course for licensed practical nurses and is based upon individualized articulation agreement, mobility exams, or other assessment criteria as they relate to local programs and service areas. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. (THIS COURSE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE VICE CHANCELLOR AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE VARIABLE CREDIT POLICY.) Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 0-18 hours. Total 2-19 hours per week. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the LPN to RN program, BIO 141, BIO 142, MTH 126.
NUR 136-137: Principles of Pharmacology I-II (1 cr. ea) Focuses on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on speicific body systems, and basic computer applications. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credit. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Nursing Program, MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115
NUR 195: Topics in Geriatric Nursing (2 cr.) Presents theoretical nursing aspects of the aging population. Includes the normal aging process, psychological aspects, common age-related disorders and pharmacologic treatments, care facilities, community resources, and relationships between elders and caregivers. Variable hours. 1-5 credits. Prerequisites: MTH 126; ITE 100 or 115, Admission to Nursing Program.
NUR 201: Psychiatric Nursing I (3 cr.) Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring clinical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, alterations in behavior, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, chemical dependency and dementias. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 5-10 hours per week. 5-6 credits. Prerequisites: NUR 109 or 115, 137, 226; BIO 142, PSY 231
NUR 205: Introduction to Second Level Nursing (5 cr.) Focuses on principles and concepts of nursing care for individuals, families, and/or groups in the community and hospital setting. Focuses on health team membership and various nursing care delivery systems. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; endocrine, renal, cardiovascular and immunological disorders in school and home health settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-5 hours. Laboratory 2-15 hours. Total 7-16 hours per week. 5-6 credits. Prerequisites: NUR 109 or 115, 137, 226; BIO 142, PSY 231
NUR 208: Acute Medical/Surgical Nursing (6 cr.) Focuses on the use of nursing process to provide care to individuals/families with acute medical or surgical problems or to prevent such problems. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-5 hours. Laboratory 2-15 hours. Total 7-16 hours per week. 5-6 credits. Prerequisites: NUR 201, 205, 226, 236.
NUR 226: Health Assessment (2 cr.) Introduces the systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week. 2-3 credits. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Nursing Program, MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115, NUR 105, 108 & 136.
NUR 236-237: Principles of Pharmacology III-IV (1-2 cr. ea) Teaches principles of medication and administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, and drug action on specific body systems. Part I of II. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credit. Prerequisites: NUR 109, 137, 226; BIO 142
NUR 245: Maternal/Newborn Nursing (3 cr.) Develops nursing skills in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week. 3-4 credits. Prerequisites: NUR 201, 205, 236; PSY 231
NUR 254: Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2 cr.) Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credits. Prerequisites: NUR 201, 205, 236; PSY 231

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Occupational Therapy – OCT

OCT 100: Introduction to Occupational Therapy (3 cr.) Introduces the concepts of occupational therapy as a means of directing a person's participation in tasks selected to develop, maintain or restore skills in daily living. Examines the role of the assistant for each function of occupational therapy, and for various practice settings in relationship to various members of the health care team. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Admission to OTA program.
OCT 190: Coordinated Practice in Occupational Therapy I-II (1 cr. ea) This course consists of 75 hours of clinical experience emphasizing observation skills and integration of academic knowledge with various patient populations.
OCT 195: Topics in OT for Physical Dysfunction (2 cr.) Focuses on the theory and application of occupational therapy in the evaluation and treatment of physical dysfunction. It will include a survey of conditions, which cause physical disability, and the role of the occupational therapy assistant in the assessment, planning, implementation of the treatment program, and restoration of functional abilities. Lecture 2 hours per week.
OCT 201: Occupational Therapy with Psychosocial Dysfunction (3 cr.) Focuses on the theory and application of occupational therapy in the evaluation and treatment of psychosocial dysfunction. Includes a survey of conditions which cause emotional, mental and social disability, as well as the role of the occupational therapy assistant in the assessment, planning and implementation of treatment programs. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: OCT 100.
OCT 202: Occupational Therapy with Physical Disabilities (4 cr.) Focuses on the theory and application of occupational therapy in the evaluation and treatment of physical dysfunction. Includes a survey of conditions which cause physical disability as well as the role of the occupational therapy assistant in assessment, planning and implementation of treatment programs. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: OCT 100, NAS 195.
OCT 203: Occupational Therapy with Developmental Disabilities (4 cr.) Focuses on the theory and application of occupational therapy in the evaluation and treatment of developmental dysfunction. Includes a survey of conditions which cause developmental disability across the life span, with particular emphasis on children and the elderly. Investigates the role of the occupational therapist in assessment, planning and implementation of treatment programs. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: OCT 201.
OCT 205: Therapeutic Media (2 cr.) Develops proficiency in various crafts used as treatment modalities in occupational therapy. Emphasizes how to analyze, adapt and teach selected activities as well as how to equip and maintain a safe working environment. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: OCT 100.
OCT 207: Therapeutic Skills (3 cr.) Presents techniques used in the treatment of a variety of conditions frequently seen across the life span. Emphasizes the activities of self-care, work, and leisure as they relate to the development/resumption of normal social role functioning. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. Prerequisites: OCT 201.
OCT 208: Occupational Therapy Service Management (3 cr.) Presents principles and techniques of management appropriate to the occupational therapy assistant. Includes roles and functions of the supervisor and the supervisee, scheduling, billing, quality assurance. Issues relevant to professional practice and patient care will be discussed with similarities and differences between various facilities highlighted. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: OCT 201.
OCT 210: Assistive Technology in Occupational Therapy (2 cr.) Explores the assistive technologies available for persons with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. Provides instruction in the process of assessment, selection, adaptation, and training assistive technology to person with disability. Presents information on funding and maintenance of devices. Exposes student to technology in clinical practice and equipment companies. Lecture 2 hours per week.
OCT 220: Occupational Therapy for the Adult ( 2 cr.) Reviews normal changes related to aging and factors contributing to dysfunction. Analyzes intervention strategies for common problems, including wellness programs and home modifications. Reviews relevant legislation, continuum of care and caregiver issues. Lecture 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: OCT 100
OCT 290: Coordinated Practice in Occupational Therapy III-IV (6 cr. ea) This course consists of an eight-week (40 hour per week) clinical affiliation that emphasizes direct participation in a setting for physical disabilities and also an eight-week (40 hour per week) clinical affiliation in a setting that focuses on either geriatric, psychiatric, or pediatric populations. Prerequisites: All academic coursework and level I clinical (OCT 190) courses must be successfully completed with a grade of "C/P" or above before taking these courses.

 

Opticianry – OPT

OPT 105: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Eye (3 cr.) Considers the fundamentals of various body systems and principles of human physiology, methods of drug delivery, including the advantages and disadvantages of drops, ointments, and sustained release system; systemic use of medications; basic characteristics of common external and internal disease of the eye; and ocular emergencies. Lecture 3 hours per week.
OPT 121: Optical Theory I (3 cr.) Introduces theory and application of ophthalmic lenses. Presents history, basic manufacturing and quality standards of ophthalmic lenses, propagation of light, refraction and dioptric measurements, true power, surface power, nominal lense formula. Explains lens makers' equation, boxing system, spherical lense design, fundamental aspects of cylindrical lenses, sphero-cylinder lense design and flat and toric transposition. Lecture 3 hours per week.
OPT 154: Optical Business Management (3 cr.) Covers basic management and leadership skills necessary for a successful eye care office. Teaches the analysis, critical thinking, judgement, planning strategy, and psychosocial growth. Lecture 3 hours per week.
OPT 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. Lecture variable hours 2-3 per week.
OPT 196: On-Site Training (1-5 cr.) Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected business and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

 

Philosophy – PHI

PHI 101-102: Introduction to Philosophy I-II (3 cr. ea) Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Photography - PHT

PHT 100: Introduction to Photography (2 cr.) Introduces principles of photography with outside shooting assignments related to lecture topics. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
PHT 101-102: Photography I-II (3 cr. ea) Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
PHT 201-202: Advanced Photography I-II (3 cr. ea) Provides weekly critiques of students’ work. Centers on specific problems found in critiques. Includes working procedures and critical skills in looking at photographs. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
PHT 207: Color Slide Workshop (3 cr.) Examines color transparency materials. Focuses on use of slides as personal expression and as a communication tool. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
PHT 226: Commercial Photography (3 cr.) Examines advanced topics relating to commercial photography. Emphasizes advertising, portraiture, and commercial and public relations. Prerequisite PHT 206-222. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

 

Physical Education – PED

PED 101-102: Fundamentals of Physical Activity I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Presents principles underlying the components of physical fitness. Utilizes conditioning activities involving cardiovascular strength and endurance, respiratory efficiency, muscular strength, and flexibility. May include fitness assessment, nutrition and weight control information, and concepts of wellness. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 103-104: Aerobic Fitness I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Develops cardiovascular fitness through activities designed to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 105-106: Aerobic Dance I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Focuses on physical fitness through dance exercises. Emphasizes the development of cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 107-108: Exercise and Nutrition I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Provides the student with a full body workout through flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance exercises. Includes fitness evaluation, nutrition analysis, and weight control. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 111-112: Weight Training I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 116: Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (1-2 cr.) Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student's level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. A personal fitness/wellness plan is required for the 2-credit course. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-4 hours per week.
PED 117: Fitness Walking (1 cr.) Teaches content and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate an individualized program of walking, based upon fitness level. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
PED 121-122: Racquetball I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Teaches racquetball skills and strategies for team and individual play. Includes terminology, scoring, etiquette, equipment selection, and safety. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 123-124: Tennis I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Teaches tennis skills with emphasis on stroke development and strategies for individual and team play. Includes rules, scoring, terminology, and etiquette. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 128: Horseback Riding (1-2 cr.) Presents riding seats and preparation for riding, care and grooming of a horse, selection, use and care of equipment, and safety. Prerequisite appropriate riding skills or instructor's permission for advanced course. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. Laboratory 0-2 hours per week.
PED 135-136: Bowling I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Teaches basic bowling skills and techniques, scoring, rules, etiquette, and terminology. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 137-138: Martial Arts I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Emphasizes forms, styles, and techniques of body control, physical and mental discipline, and physical fitness. Presents a brief history of development of martial arts theory and practice. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
PED 147: Hiking (1-2 cr.) Introduces physical and mental benefits of walking or hiking as a form of physical exercise. Skills developed include how to plan for a hike, what to take, and how to select a trial relative to individual abilities. Provides hiking opportunities to explore local regions. Develops awareness of safety, weather, and ecological considerations. Laboratory 2-4 hours per week.
PED 149: Cardio Sculpt (1-2 cr.) Combines strength training and cardiovascular workouts that strengthen the major muscle groups as well as developing endurance. Utilizes the use of weights, balls and bands, fitness equipment or a combination thereof that promote cardiovascular endurance and develops muscle strength. Benefits all levels of participation. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
PED 154: Volleyball (1-2 cr.) Introduces skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and scoring. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 161-162: Dance Production I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Focuses on creating a dance performance. Teaches the basic skills in creating and producing a dance. Includes lighting, costumes, music, and choreography. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 163-164: JAZZ I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Introduces dance through contemporary jazz movements. Includes floor stretches, isolations, dance patterns and locomotor movements. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 173: Rock Climbing and Rappelling (1-2 cr.) Presents techniques and skills of climbing and rappelling with emphasis on safety, equipment, skills in knot tying, terminology and physical conditioning. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 181-182: Downhill Skiing I-II (1-2 cr. ea) Teaches basic skills of downhill skiing; selection and use of equipment; terminology and safety rules. Includes field experience. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 188: Freshwater Fishing (1-2 cr.) Teaches freshwater fishing techniques including spinning, bait casting and fly casting. Presents selection and care of equipment, fish habitat, conservation, and safety. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
PED 195: Topics In (1-5 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used for special honors classes. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

 

Physics – PHY

PHY 201-202: General College Physics I-II (4 cr. ea) Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite MTH 165 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
PHY 231-232: General University Physics I-II (5 cr. ea) Teaches principles of classical physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, and optics, with extended coverage of selected topics. Includes recitation as part of the lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 173 (for PHY 231) and MTH 174 and PHY 231 (for PHY 232). Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
PHY 241-242: University Physics I-II (4 cr. ea) Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite for PHY 241 MTH 173 or MTH 273 or divisional approval; Prerequisite for PHY 242 MTH 174 or MTH 274 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

 

Political Science – PLS

PLS 135: American National Politics (3 cr.) Teaches political institutions and processes of the national government of the United States, focuses on the congress, presidency, and the courts, and on their interrelationships. Gives attention to public opinion, suffrage, elections, political parties, interest groups, civil rights, domestic policy, and foreign relations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PLS 211-212: U. S. Government I-II (3 cr. ea) Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PLS 241: International Relations I (3 cr.) Teaches geographic, demographic, economic, ideological, and other factors conditioning the policies of countries and discusses conflicts and their adjustment. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Practical Nursing – PNE

PNE 135: Maternal and Child Health Nursing (5 cr.) Examines pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and newborn care from a family centered approach. Covers applications related to childbearing. Emphasizes growth and development and exploration of common childhood disorders at various stages. Lecture 4 hours Clinical 3 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
PNE 141: Nursing Skills I (2-3 cr.) Studies principles and procedures essential to the basic nursing care of patients. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
PNE 145: Trends in Practical Nursing (1 cr.) Studies the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse. Covers legal aspects, organizations, and opportunities in practical nursing. Assists students in preparation for employment. Lecture 1 hours per week.
PNE 151-152: Medical - Surgical Nursing I-II (4-5 cr. ea) Studies etiology, symptoms, prescribed treatment, and experiences in the nursing care of patients with selected disorders. Selects learning experiences to correlate related patient care with classroom instruction whenever possible. Provides observational experiences when available. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
PNE 155: Body Structure and Function (3-4 cr.) Studies the structure and function of the body. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0. Total 3-4 hours per week.
PNE 158: Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing (1-2 cr.) Recognizes emotional needs of patients. Provides knowledge of the role that emotions play. Enables students to understand their own behavior as well as patient behavior. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. Clinical 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
PNE 173: Pharmacology I (1-2 cr.) Studies history, classification, sources, effects, uses, and legalities of drugs. Teaches problem solving skills used in medication administrations. Emphasizes major drug classes and specific agents within each class. Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
PNE 181-182: Clinical Experience I-II (5 cr. ea) Provides guided nursing experiences in the hospital setting. Practices skills and applies principles of nursing in basic areas. Includes supervision in administration of medicines. Encourages students to develop basic skills in analyzing patient needs and making nursing decisions. Laboratory 15-18 hours per week.
PNE 290: Geriatric Nursing (7 cr.) Presents an overview of aging, examines trends and issues affecting the older adult. Provides classroom, observational, direct clinical experience, and supervision of administration of medicines. Encourages students to analyze geriatric needs and make appropriate decisions based on leadership. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 16-17 hours per week.

 

Psychology – PSY

PSY 120: Human Relations (3 cr.) Introduces the theory and practice of effective human relations. Increases understanding of self and others and interpersonal skills needed to be a competent and cooperative communicator. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 125: Interpersonal Relationships (3 cr.) Studies individual behavior as it affects the individual’s relationships. Considers such topics as attitudes, needs, values, leadership, communication, and group dynamics. Teaches constructive methods of interpersonal problem solving. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 126: Psychology for Business and Industry (3 cr.) Focuses on the application of psychology to interpersonal relations and the working environment. Includes topics such as group dynamics, motivation, employee-employer relationship, interpersonal communications, and techniques for selection and supervision of personnel. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 166: Psychology of Marriage (3 cr.) Analyzes personality interactions in marriage and other intimate relationships. Examines theories of personal development and types of relationships resulting from interactions. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 200: Principles of Psychology (3 cr.) Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics such as: physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 205: Personal Conflict and Crisis Management (2-3 cr.) Studies the effective recognition and handling of personal and interpersonal conflicts. Discusses cooperative roles of public and private agencies, management of family disturbances, child abuse, rape, suicide, and related cases. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
PSY 215: Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.) Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies. Prerequisite PSY 201, PSY 202, 200. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 216: Social Psychology (3 cr.) Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Includes topics such as small group behavior, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation. Prerequisite PSY 201, PSY 202, 200. Lecture 3 hours per week. This course is also approved for offering as SOC 265.
PSY 225: Theories of Personality (3 cr.) Studies the major personality theories and their applications. Includes psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic perspectives. Prerequisite PSY 201, PSY 202, 200 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 231-232: Life Span Human Development I-II (3 cr. ea) Investigates human behavior through the life cycle. Describes physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of human development from conception to death. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 235: Child Psychology (3 cr.) Studies development of the child from conception to adolescence. Investigates physical, intellectual, social and emotional factors involved in the child’s growth. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 236: Adolescent Psychology (3 cr.) Studies development of the adolescent. Investigates physical, intellectual, social, and emotional factors of the individual from late childhood to early adulthood. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 250: Law Enforcement Psychology (3 cr.) Studies the psychology of police work in interpersonal or intergroup situations. Includes topics such as prejudice, suggestion, emotion, frustration, and aggression. Prerequisite PSY 100, 125, or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 255: Psychological Aspects of Criminal Behavior (3 cr.) Studies psychology of criminal behavior. Includes topics such as violent and nonviolent crime, sexual offenses, insanity, addiction, white collar crime, and other deviant behaviors. Provides a background for law enforcement occupations. Prerequisites: PSY 125, 200, 201, 202 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Public Service – PBS

PBS 140: Principles of Emergency Management(3 cr.) Teaches a framework intended to guide emergency planners through the process of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Presents the concepts of emergency management, its integration of systems, identification of hazards and their analyses as well as the nature of local government emergency planning. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PBS 145: Resource Management & Mitigation for Emergency Managers (3 cr.) Teaches knowledge and skills to effectively identify, develop, and manage a resource management system. Trains students in advocacy techniques that support mitigation efforts and that create long-term strategies for disaster-resistant communities. Develops methods to manage public and private resources in a crisis situation. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PBS 210: Laws Regarding the Public Sector and Disaster Emergency Management (3 cr.) Highlights the legal issues involved in day-to-day emergency response scenarios in the dispatch arena, emergency medical services, volunteers, and first responders. Teaches the legal requirements of state and local emergency managers when planning and managing personnel in their emergency response activities.Lecture 3 hours per week.
PBS 220: Disaster Response and Recovery (3 cr.) Introduces basic concepts and operational procedures for responding to major disasters. Addresses federal, state and local roles and responsibilities in major disaster recovery work with an emphasis on government coordination and solution to problems frequently arising in recovery situations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PBS 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. 1-5 credits.

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Radiography – RAD

RAD 105: Introduction to Radiology, Protection, and Patient Care (2 cr.) Presents brief history of Radiologic profession, code of ethics, conduct for Radiologic students, and basic fundamentals of radiation protection. Teaches the care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the Radiology Department. Introduces the use of contrast media necessary in the investigation of the internal organs. Lecture 2 hours per week.
RAD 110: Imaging Equipment and Protection (3 cr.) Discusses the basic components of a radiographic unit, principles of x-ray production, principles of image receptors, automatic processing, film evaluation and concepts in radiation protection and radiobiology. Lecture 3 hours per week.
RAD 111-112: Radiologic Science I-II (4 cr. ea) Teaches concepts of radiation, radiography physics, fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, electricity and magnetism, and application of these principles to radiography. Focuses on X-ray production, emission, and X-ray interaction with matter. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
RAD 121: Radiographic Procedures I (4 cr.) Introduces procedures for positioning the patient’s anatomical structures relative to X-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the chest, abdomen, extremities, and axial skeleton. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
RAD 195: Topics in Pharmacology for Technologists (1 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.
RAD 196: On site Training Clinical Internship in CT (1-2 cr.) Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
RAD 205: Radiation Protection and Radiobiology (3 cr.) Studies methods and devices used for protection from ionizing radiation. Teaches theories of biological effects, cell and organism sensitivity, and the somatic and genetic effects of ionizing radiation. Presents current radiation protection philosophy for protecting the patient and technologist. Lecture 3 hours per week.
RAD 215: Correlated Radiographic Theory (2 cr.) Presents intensive correlation of all major Radiologic technology subject areas. Studies interrelationships of biology, physics, principles of exposure, Radiologic procedures, patient care, and radiation protection. Lecture 2 hours per week.
RAD 221: Radiographic Procedures II (4 cr.) Continues procedures for positioning the patient’s anatomical structures relative to X-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the skull, contrast studies of internal organs, and special procedures employed in the more complicated investigation of the human body. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
RAD 225: Specialized Patient Care Procedure (2 cr.) Focuses on specific nursing procedures associated with routine and emergency conditions encountered in the performance of radiographic examinations. Teaches medication preparation and administration principles. Lecture 2 hours per week.
RAD 240: Radiographic Pathology (3 cr.) Presents a survey of common medical and surgical disorders that affect radiographic image. Discusses conditions related to different systems of the human body. Studies the correlation of these conditions with radiographs. Lecture 3 hours per week.
RAD 242: CT Procedures & Instrumentation (2 cr.) Focuses on the patient care, imaging procedure and physics and instrumentation related to computed tomography imaging. Prerequisite: ARRT or eligible. Lecture 2 hours per week.
RAD 246: Special Procedures (2 cr.) Studies special radiographic and surgical procedures and equipment employed in the more complicated investigation of internal conditions of the human body. Lecture 2 hours per week.
RAD 247: Cross-Sectional Anatomy (3 cr.) Presents a specialized study of cross-sectional anatomy relevant to sectional imaging modalities such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Prerequisite: ARRT or eligible. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
RAD 255: Radiographic Equipment (3 cr.) Studies principles and operation of general and specialized X-ray equipment. Lecture 3 hours per week.
RAD 256: Radiographic Film Evaluation (3 cr.) Presents a concentrated study and practical evaluation of radiographic quality and disease affects on radiographs. Focuses on technical factors, procedural factors, equipment malfunctions, and other difficulties associated with radiographs. Prerequisites: BIO 141-142, RAD 111-112, RAD 121-221. Lecture 3 hours per week.
RAD 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.
RAD 295: Topics in CT Registry Preparation (3 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. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Real Estate – REA

REA 100: Principles of Real Estate (4 cr.) Examines practical applications of real estate principles. Includes a study of titles, estates, land descriptions, contracts, legal instruments and concepts, real estate mathematics, financing, agency, appraisal, fair housing, and management of real estate. Lecture 4 hours per week.
REA 215: Real Estate Brokerage (3 cr.) Considers administrative principles and practices of real estate brokerage, financial control and marketing of real property. Lecture 3 hours per week.
REA 216: Real Estate Appraisal (3 cr.) Explores fundamentals of real estate valuation. Introduces the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report formulations, working problems and reviewing actual appraisals. Includes the opportunities available in the appraisal field. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
REA 217: Real Estate Finance (3 cr.) Presents principles and practices of financing real estate. Analyzes various types of note contracts and mortgage and deed of trust instruments. Covers underwriting of conventional and government insured and guaranteed loans. Lecture 3 hours per week.
REA 225: Real Estate Property Management (3 cr.) Introduces the field of property management. Focuses on the principles of tenant selection and retention, financial management, and building maintenance. Lecture 3 hours per week.
REA 245: Real Estate Law (3 cr.) Focuses on real estate law, including rights pertaining to property ownership and management, agency, contracts, transfers of real property ownership, fair housing, and tax implications. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Recreation, Parks, and Leisure – RPK

RPK 100: Introduction to Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies (3 cr.) Includes history and philosophy of the Recreation and Parks movement. Discusses the theory of leisure and play. Analyzes leisure service delivery systems and career opportunities. Emphasizes the commercial, nonprofit and public sectors, Armed Forces, therapeutic recreation as well as volunteer service. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week.
RPK 102: Outdoor Recreation in the Appalachian Ecosystem (2 cr.) Presents an exposure to the diverse biological environment in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Focuses on the unique geology and geography of the region. Additional coverage includes protection of the regions natural resources and the watershed related to outdoor recreation activities and trail projects. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
RPK 103: Preparation for Wilderness Adventure (3 cr.) Introduces background knowledge needed to be prepared for a wilderness adventure. Covers what to do in a planned and an unplanned extended wilderness experience. Focuses on what to bring with you and the skills needed to ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable outing. Lab 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
RPK 105: Trail Planning and Design (2 cr.) Introduces trail planning concepts including location assessment, planning, documenting and diagramming the trail. Covers basic elements of the layout and initial design of the trail. Presents the basic concepts of planning trailheads and river access areas and project marketing. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
RPK 107-108: Trail Maintenance and Design I-II (3 cr. ea) Introductory concepts focusing on the getting started elements of a trail project, the approval process, establishing a trailhead, and components of a sustainable trail. Emphasis is placed on construction methods for small property and hiking and biking trails. Coverage includes strategies for maintenance of established trails. Lecture 2 hours, Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
RPK 125: Resource Interpretation and Education (3 cr.) Includes overview of the history of the outdoor education movement. Concentrates on the basic knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement and present interpretive programs and develop outdoor educational tools. Includes design and construction of interpretive displays using varied materials and forms of presentation media (print, audio-visual, and computer software). Students will be required to create and present an interpretive program or outdoors education instruction tool. Prerequisite: ENG 111 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in a SPD course. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
RPK 130: Caving (1 cr.) Introduces basic caving techniques, equipment, issues regarding karst resource protection and national organizations dedicated to resource protection, geology and ecology, as well as cave safety. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
RPK 131: Kayaking (1 cr.) Introduces kayaking techniques, water classification, conditioning, safety and destination planning. Includes field experience involving kayaking in multiple environments; flat water, ocean and whitewater (may require overnight stay). Prerequisite: Ability to swim.
RPK 140: Land Use Ethics (1 cr.) Examines the impacts of human activity on the outdoor environment, specifically lands used for backpacking, hiking, and camping. Addresses the history and philosophy of the Leave No Trace movement, regarding sustainable backcountry and "at-home" practices, visitor demands and resource management challenges. Lecture 1 hour per week.
RPK 150: Mountain Biking (1 cr.) Teaches the sport of mountain biking, equipment, techniques, basic bicycle repair, and trail safety and etiquette, trail conflict management, trail development and destination planning. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
RPK 151: Orienteering (1 cr.) Introduces orienteering, compass and GPS use, topography, and geocaching as a sport. Teaches map reading, using a compass, decision-making and teamwork. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
RPK 160: Wilderness First Aid (2 cr.) Examines the role of outdoor professionals in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban environments. Provides intensive, in-depth training in the areas of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment system, body systems, environmental injuries/conditions, anaphylaxis, lifting/moving/extrication, patient carries, and backcountry medicine. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
RPK 170: Recreational Backpacking (1 cr.) Presents backpacking skills including destination selection, route planning, gear selection and preparation (individual and group), trip safety and permitting requirements, packing techniques, wilderness medicine and backcountry protocols, food selection and cooking techniques and clothing selection. Presents land use ethic of Leave No Trace, permitting requirements and outdoor skills. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
RPK 171: Canoeing (1 cr.) Introduces the history of canoeing, paddling techniques, safety, water conditions and trip planning related to canoe operation in a river, lake or ocean environment. Prerequisite: Ability to swim.Laboratory 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
RPK 175: Rock Climbing (1 cr.) Covers fundamentals of rock climbing, belay skills, gear and hardware specific to sport climbing. Presents climbing techniques, climbing and climb site safety, knots, and equipment care and maintenance. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
RPK 190: 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.
RPK 193: Studies In (1-5 cr.) Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows the instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering. Variable hours.
RPK 195: On-Site Training (1-5 cr.) Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in select businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio may not exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
RPK 220: Ecotourism and Sustainable Practices (4 cr.) Examines the impacts of visitor behavior and ecotourism on natural resources and the management of ecotourism facilities and destinations (governmental and non-governmental), national and international guidelines for ecotourism, and the response to the increasing growth of ecotourism and eco-travel in the U.S. and abroad and the resulting need for sustainable tourism practices. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
RPK 201: Recreation and Parks Management (3 cr.) Examines organization and management of recreation and park agencies. Discusses theories and principles of management, organizational behavior, budget preparation, hiring preparation, hiring practices and personnel management, documentation and presentation. Examines software specific to recreation facility and program management.
RPK 230: Wilderness Medicine (4 cr.) Examines the role of outdoor professional in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban environments. An intensive 72 hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course which provides in-depth training in the areas of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment, circulatory system, respiratory system, lifting, moving and extrication, fractures, stable injuries, nervous-system, wounds, burns, principles of trauma, spine injuries, emergency childbirth, toxins, bites, stings, altitude/diving, hypo/ hyperthermia, near drowning, frostbite, lightning, allergies, anaphylaxis, medical and legal issues, search and rescue and personal preparedness. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
RPK 265: Risk Management (3 cr.) Discusses the law and liability as they relate to the delivery of leisure services. Teaches practitioners legal principles necessary to analyze programs and facilities with respect to safety, emergency preparedness, and accident reporting protocols. Review hiring procedures, ADA compliance, national (CPSC, ASTM, OSHA) and professional standards (NRPA, ACA), certification and training standards (CPRP, CTRS), supervision and the role of maintenance and insurance. Uses case law and national compliance standards to illustrate legal principles. Prerequisite: Advanced standing. lecture 3 hours per week.
RPK 295: 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. Variable hours.

 

Religion – REL

REL 100: Introduction to the Study of Religion (3 cr.) Explores various religious perspectives and ways of thinking about religious themes and religious experience. Lecture 3 hours per week.
REL 200: Survey of the Old Testament (3 cr.) Surveys books of the Old Testament, with emphasis on prophetic historical books. Examines the historical and geographical setting and place of the Israelites in the ancient Middle East as background to the writings. Lecture 3 hours per week.
REL 210: Survey of the New Testament (3 cr.) Surveys books of the New Testament, with special attention upon placing the writings within their historical and geographical setting. Lecture 3 hours per week.
REL 230: Religions of the World (3 cr.) Introduces the religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine. Lecture 3 hours per week.
REL 246: Christianity (3 cr.) Examines the origins and historical development of Christianity, its basic metaphysical and theological assumptions, its essential doctrines, and the present state of the church in the modern world. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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Safety – SAF

SAF 120: Safety and Health Standards: Regulations and Codes (3 cr.) Teaches development of safety standards, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), its rules and regulations; penalties for noncompliance, and methods of compliance. Includes an examination of Government Regulatory Codes and appraisal of consensus, advisory, and proprietary standards. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SAF 126: Principles of Industrial Safety (3 cr.) Teaches principles and practices of accident prevention, analysis of accident causes, mechanical safeguards, fire prevention, housekeeping, occupational diseases, first aid, safety organization, protection equipment and general safety principles and promotion. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SAF 127: Industrial Safety (2 cr.) Provides basic understanding of safety and health in an industrial situation. Includes hazardous materials, substances, conditions, activities and habits as well as the prescribed methods and equipment needed for the apprentice to protect himself/herself and others. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 0 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
SAF 135: Safety Program Organization and Administration (3 cr.) Introduces techniques of organizing and administering practical safety programs. Emphasizes safety as a management function. Included an examination of history, occupational safety and health regulations, and a survey of current laws, codes, and standards. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SAF 246: Hazardous Chemicals, Materials, and Waste in the Workplace (3 cr.) Introduces the rules and regulations governing use, exposure to, and disposal of hazardous chemicals, materials and waste by-products. Discusses OSHA "Right to Know Laws," EPA and RCRA regulations. Provides the techniques to interpret and understand the code of Federal Regulations. Emphasis on management mandates, strategies, and options to comply with these regulations. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Sociology –  SOC

SOC 200: Principles of Sociology (3 cr.) Introduces fundamentals of social life. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification, and social institutions. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SOC 215: Sociology of the Family (3 cr.) Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context. Addresses the single scene, dating and marriage styles, child-rearing, husband and wife interaction, single parent families, alternative lifestyles. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SOC 235: Juvenile Delinquency (3 cr.) Studies demographic trends, casual theories, and control of juvenile delinquency. Presents juveniles’ interaction with family, schools, police, courts, treatment programs, and facilities. Also approved for ADJ Juvenile curriculum. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SOC 236: Criminology (3 cr.) Studies research and casual theories of criminal behavior. Examines crime statistics, crime victims, and types of criminal offenses. Introduces role of police, judicial and correctional system in treatment and punishment of offenders. Is also approved for ADJ Criminology. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SOC 245: Sociology of Aging (3 cr.) Introduces study of aging with special emphasis on later stages of the life cycle. Includes theories of aging, historical and comparative settings, social policy, and future trends of aging. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SOC 265: Social Psychology (3 cr.) Examines individuals in social contexts: social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. May include small group interaction, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation. Prerequisite SOC 200 or 201. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SOC 268: Social Problems (3 cr.) Applies sociological concepts and methods to analysis of current social problems. Includes delinquency and crime, mental illness, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual behavior, population crisis, race relations, family and community disorganization, poverty, automation, wars, and disarmament. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Spanish – SPA

SPA 101-102: Beginning Spanish I-II (4-5 cr. ea) Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Lecture 4-5 hours per week.
SPA 201-202: Intermediate Spanish I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite SPA 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
SPA 211-212: Intermediate Spanish Conversation I-II (3 cr. ea) Continues to develop fluency through emphasis on idioms and other complex sentence structures. Prerequisite SPA 202 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 

Student Development – SDV

SDV 01: Student Development (Insert Appropriate Disciplines) (1-5 cr.) Reviews the basic concepts and skills necessary for students to progress satisfactorily in regular college courses. Lecture 1-5 hours per week.
SDV 05: Academic Strategies for Special Needs Students (3 cr.) Develops skills in time management and studying in specific academic areas. Assists special needs students in evaluation of individual learning styles and determination of specific study needs according to their deficiencies. Provides on-going assessment of academic progress, hands-on instruction to microcomputer word processing software and tutorial programs. Lecture 3 hours per week.
SDV 100: Orientation (1 cr.) Assists students in transition to college. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings and encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other available college resources. May include English and math placement testing. Recommended for first-time, full-time students. Required for graduation. Lecture 1 hour per week.
SDV 101: Orientation to (Discipline) (2 cr.) Introduces students to the skills that are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to the services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services offered at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. Lecture 1 hour per week.
SDV 104: Study Skills (1-3 cr.) Assists students in planning strategies to overcome nonproductive study habits and in implementing positive study behaviors. Includes management, memory improvement, note taking, and test taking. Lecture 1-3 hours per week.
SDV 105: Personal Development From a Woman's Perspective (1-2 cr.) Addresses the psychological and educational adjustment needs of the female student. Covers three segments: personal development, career education, and study skills while emphasizing the special needs of the reentry woman. Provides education and support for the individual. Lecture 2 hours per week.
SDV 106: Preparation for Employment (1-2 cr.) Provides experience in resume writing, preparation of applications, letters of application, and successfully preparing for and completing the job interview. Assists students in identifying their marketable skills and aptitudes. Develops strategies for successful employment search. Assists students in understanding effective human relations techniques and communication skills in job search. Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
SDV 108: College Survival Skills (1-3 cr.) Provides an orientation to the college. Introduces study skills, career and life planning. Offers an opportunity to engage in activities aimed at self-discovery. Emphasizes development of “coping skills” such as listening, interpersonal relations, competence, and improved self-concept. Recommended for students enrolled in developmental courses. Lecture 1-3 hours per week.
SDV 109: Student Leadership Development (1 cr.) Provides opportunities for students to learn leadership theory and skills for application in campus organizations, committees and groups. Lecture 1 hour per week.
SDV 195: Topics In (1-5 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
SDV 295: Topics in Orientation to Science II (1 cr.) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

 

Telecommunications Management – TEL

TEL 150-151: Internetworking I-II (3-4 cr. ea) Introduces the functions of each layer of the ISO/OSI reference model, data link and network addresses, data encapsulation, different classes of IP addresses and subnetting and the function of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
TEL 250-251: Internetworking III-IV (3-4 cr. ea) Studies the advantages of LAN segmentation using bridges routers, and switches, Fast Ethernet configuring access lists. Covers Spanning Tree Protocol and Virtual LANs. Prerequisite: TEL 151. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.

 

Truck Driving – TRK

TRK 101: DOT Safety Rules and Regulations (2 cr.) Includes an intensive study of the Department of Transportation and state and local laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry as applied to the professional operation of commercial vehicles. Co-requisites TRK 102 and 103. Lecture 2 hours per week.
TRK 102: Preventative Maintenance for Truck Drivers (1 cr.) Focuses on the fundamentals of preventive maintenance and inspection procedures of gasoline and diesel powered tractor-trailers. Includes drivelines, brake systems, electrical system and accessories encountered by the professional truck driver. Co-requisites TRK 101 and 103. Lecture 1 hour per week.
TRK 103: Tractor Trailer Driving (9 cr.) Prepares the prospective driver to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. Provides practical training in over-the-road and city driving, including backing skills, and pre-trip inspection. Emphasizes defensive driving. Co-requisites TRK 101 and 102. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 12 hours. Total 15 hours per week.
TRK 110: Survey of the Trucking Industry ( 3 cr.) Provides an overview of the trucking industry, and the characteristics of the professional truck driver. Emphasizes the uses of technology in the trucking industry, including simulators, mobile information management and communication, and electronic mapping techniques. Provides an introduction to the transportation of hazardous materials and environmental issues. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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Veterinary Assistant – VET

VET 100: Introduction to Animal Science (3-4 cr.) Surveys the common breeds of small and large domestic animals, including identification, management, and restraint. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
VET 101: Introduction to Veterinary Assisting (3 cr.) Presents basic information about assisting the veterinarian. Includes information about companion animals, primarily dogs and cats. Lecture 3 hours per week.
VET 102: Care and Maintenance of Small Domestic Animals (3 cr.) Presents basic information about general and veterinary management of small domestic animals, especially dogs and cats. Provides information concerning animal and human safety, animal restrain, nutrition, common diseases, medical terminology, medical history, and other topics related to the care and maintenance of small animals. Lecture 3 hours per week.
VET 103: Veterinary Office Assistant (3 cr.) Presents basic information about common business procedures used in veterinary practice. Includes client and staff relationships and veterinary regulations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
VET 236: Companion Animal Behavior (2-3 cr.) Teaches basic behavior concepts as they apply to dogs, cats, and horses. Stresses prevention and treatment of behavior problems. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.

 

Welding – WEL

WEL 117: Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting (3-4 cr.) Introduces history of oxyacetylene welding, principles of welding and cutting, nomenclature of the equipment, development of the puddle, running flat beads, and butt welding in different positions. Explains silver brazing, silver and soft soldering, and safety procedures in the use of tools and equipment. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
WEL 123: Shielding Metal Arc Welding: Basic (3-4 cr.) Teaches operation of AC and DC power sources, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process; Deals with running beads, butt, and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
WEL 126-127: Pipe Welding I-II (3 cr. ea) Teaches metal arc welding processes including the welding of pressure piping in the horizontal, vertical, and horizontal-fixed positions in accordance with section IX of the ASME Code. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-5 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
WEL 130: Inert Gas Welding (3 cr.) Introduces practical operations in the uses of inert-gas-shield arc welding. Discusses equipment, safety operations, welding practice in the various positions, process applications, and manual and semi-automatic welding. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
WEL 141-142: Welder Qualification Tests I-II (3 cr. ea) Studies techniques and practices of testing welded joints through destructive and nondestructive tests. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
WEL 150: Welding Drawing and Interpretation (2-3 cr.) Teaches fundamentals required for successful drafting as applied to the welding industry, includes blueprint reading, geometric principles of drafting and freehand sketching, basic principles of orthographic projection, preparation of drawings and interpretation of symbols. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
WEL 160: Gas Metal Arc Welding (3-4 cr.) Introduces semi-automatic welding processes with emphasis on practical application. Includes the study of filler wires, fluxes, and gases. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.

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