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Course Credit Hours

HVA   103 Safety Orientation/OSHA10
Prerequisite(s): None.  This quality safety training course is intended to inform students about the general hazards of construction work. Completion of the Construction Industry version, which is geared towards new construction projects, major renovation work, and demolition, will prepare students for work that will be completed at the job site. 

1 SCH

HVA   1044   HVAC Fundamentals
Prerequisite(s): None.  This course in refrigeration is designed to include how mechanical refrigerators operate, heat and flow, temperature measurement, pressure, and states of matter, as well as the laws of refrigeration. Safety procedures will also be taught.  

4 SCH

HVA   1104 Electrical Fundamentals
Prerequisite(s): None. This course is an introduction to generation of electricity, types of electricity, direct and alternating current circuit fundamentals, magnetism, and electrical components. 

4 SCH

HVA   120   Domestic Refrigeration
Prerequisite(s): HVA1044.  Terminology associated with domestic refrigeration, identification of types of domestic refrigeration, location of data plates and their purpose. Also covered will be sealed system components, their function, operation, as well as locating and solving problems in a safe manner. 

3 SCH

HVA   130   Controls & Motors
Prerequisite(s): HVA1044. Electric control circuits in ladder diagram, and pictorial form. Also covered will be ice-maker diagrams, comfort cooling controls, central air conditioning controls, pressure motor controls, motor safety controls, defrost controls and humidity controls. 

3 SCH

HVA   140   Heating System Fundamentals
Prerequisite(s): None. Terminology associated with heating and humidification. Heating equipment covered will include gas heating systems, hydronic heating, electric heating and oil heating as well as humidification.  

3 SCH

HVA   150   Cooling
Prerequisite(s): HVA130. Focus on operation, installation, and service procedures for heat pumps and complete air conditioning systems. 

3 SCH

HVA   151   Advanced Refrigeration
Prerequisite(s): HVA1044, HVA1104, and HVA120 with a grade of C or higher or with instructor approval.  Students will gain the knowledge of special refrigeration application systems, commercial ice machines, and the ability to troubleshoot and understand the sequence of operation and commercial systems. 

3 SCH
HVA   161   EPA 608
Prerequisite(s): HVA1044 and HVA120 with a grade of C or higher or with instructor approval. Students will gain the knowledge of refrigerant and oil chemistry and management, understand the recovery, recycling, reclaiming, and retrofitting methods that are required by EPA. Students will become 608 Universal certified in handling and purchasing refrigerants. 
1 SCH
HVA   170   Design & Blueprint Reading 
Prerequisite(s): None.  Learn to read plans and blueprints for new construction and be able to calculate loads for heating and cooling systems then design a HVAC system for residential setting. 
3 SCH
HVA   181   Commercial Refrigeration
Prerequisite(s): HVA1044 and HVA120 with a grade of C or higher or with instructor approval. This course is the study of condensing units, condensers, refrigerant controls, evaporators, and other components used in commercial refrigeration systems as well as diagnosing, testing, servicing and repair of commercial equipment. Safety for the technician, customer, and equipment are also covered. 
4 SCH
HVA 185   Workplace Skills
Prerequisite(s): None.  This course will prepare students for success in the workplace through the study of effective job-seeking skills and professional workplace behavior. Discussion of personal, educational, and professional career goals, as well as a wide-range of personnel matters, will also be included.   
1 SCH
HVA   199   Occupational Work Experience
Prerequisite(s): HVA181; faculty recommendation. Supervised work experience in the public and private sector. 
2 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours
NUR   201   RN Transition Course
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ADN program. 2 credit hours (1.5 didactic, .5 lab).  Focus is on the role transition from LPN to RN. Emphasis is placed on the transition of the LPN to RN role, physical assessment skills, communication, and critical thinking skills. The student’s responsibility for learning, self-evaluation, and collaboration is also emphasized.
2 SCH

NUR   220   Nursing Across the Lifespan
Prerequisite(s): NUR 201 RN Transition Course with a “C” or better. 10 credit hours (7 didactic, 3 clinical). This course focuses on IV therapy, health promotion, illness prevention, and maintenance of health in acute or chronic conditions for individuals experiencing psychological/psychiatric, maternal/child, and medical or surgical problems across the lifespan. Clinical experiences may be gained on the Obstetrical, Pediatric, Psychiatric, and Medical-Surgical units. Nursing role emphasis is on organizing care for individuals using the nursing process. Critical thinking differentiates client needs based on age, health status, and acuity of condition, ethnic origins, and prognosis. The client’s role within the family, his/her occupation, and society are taken into account. Principles and practices of IV therapy are emphasized.

10 SCH

NUR   230   Management of Patient Care
Prerequisite(s): NUR 220 Nursing Across the Lifespan with a “C” or higher. 12 credit hours (8 didactic, 4 clinical). This course focuses on the management of patient care for larger groups.  Health promotion and other treatment modalities are explored. Critical thinking is emphasized in the organization, coordination, and delegation of client care.  Clinical experience is provided in the care of patients with more acute or complex conditions in areas such as medical, surgical, critical care, emergency room, and perioperative services.  Leadership and management issues are explored as they relate to nursing practice.   

12 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

ACR   104   Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 1                                  Prerequisite(s): None.  This course provides an overview of the collision repair career opportunities, orientation, safety training, basics of metal straightening, and GMAW (MIG) welding fundamentals.

4 SCH

ACR   108  Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 2
Prerequisite(s): None. This course covers the application of metal finishing techniques as well as performance of GMAW (MIG) welding for collision repair and moveable glass operations. Instruction also includes the application of plastic body filler and metal cutting procedures for non-structural repair.

4 SCH

ACR   114   Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 3
Prerequisite(s): None.  Students will perform body trim and molding removal and storage; outer body repairs, replacements, and adjustments; and complex metal straightening techniques. Students will understand the difference between direct and non-direct damage.

4 SCH

ACR   118   Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 4
Prerequisite(s): None.  This course will instruct students in the use of plastic, composite material repairs, and replacements. Students will also receive instruction in weld on panel procedures including the use of GMAW (MIG) welding, panel boding adhesives, and the use of Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding. 

5 SCH

ACR   124  Paint & Refinishing 1
Prerequisite(s): None.  Students will identify safety and personal health hazards associated with refinishing operations to include paint mask fit test. Students will also identify different types of substrates and sanding materials relevant to surface preparation and distinguish among the various types of spray equipment.

3 SCH

ACR   128   Paint & Refinishing 2
Prerequisite(s): None.  Students will distinguish different types of primer materials applied to painted surfaces and bare metal or plastic surfaces. Instruction will also include identification of proper sanding procedures for different repaid situations and the application of proper safety precautions. Instruction in paint gun adjustments for proper primer and paint applications will also be included.

3 SCH

ACR   134  Paint & Refinishing 3
Prerequisite(s): None.  Students will prepare a vehicle for undercoats and cleaning procedures for refinishing preparation. Students will apply procedures for mixing, catalyzing and activating paint; applying paint to a vehicle using a variety of spray techniques and spray equipment; and analyze and correct paint defects with proper procedures.

3 SCH

ACR   138   Paint & Refinishing 4 
Prerequisite(s): None.  Students will prepare panels to be blended using proper paint procedures and practices; perform proper procedures and practices for refinishing plastic and composite parts; and learn how to color match paint through tinting and proper mixing procedures.

4 SCH
ACR   144   Mechanical & Electrical 
Prerequisite(s): None.  Students will study mechanical and electrical components that can be damaged as a result of collision and will learn how to find where the damage is located and identify proper repair procedures.
3 SCH
ACR   154    Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 1  
Prerequisite(s): None.  This course will enable students to analyze structural damage and identify safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repairs. Students will identify types of welds used for structural repairs. This course will also study the use of different types of measuring equipment in order to learn and identify basic structural damage conditions.
2 SCH
ACR   158    Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 2
Prerequisite(s): None.  Students will measure and analyze frame damage to develop a repair plan. This course will provide students the opportunity to analyze and develop a repair plan for unibody vehicles.
2 SCH
ACR   164    Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 3
Prerequisite(s): None.  Students will raise and clamp a vehicle to perform structural repairs; perform structural straighten repairs on conventional body over frame and unibody vehicles; and learn to use proper welds for structural repairs.
3 SCH
ACR   168    Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 4
Prerequisite(s): None.  In this course, students will learn how to replace complex structural parts after pulling has been completed. Students will perform complex structural repairs to heavily damaged vehicles and study the role that fixed glass plays in the structural strength of a vehicle in a collision and the importance of proper replacement procedures.
3 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

AMT   109  Intro to Automotive Technology
Prerequisite(s): None.  This course is an introduction to automotive technology as it relates to safety, tools, and history.  Topics covered include safety and pollution training, proper tool usage, lift safety, chemical safety, decoding VIN numbers, brief history of the automobile, and using service information.  

2 SCH

AMT   111  Electrical 1
Prerequisite(s): None.  This is an introductory course to automotive electrical systems diagnostics and service. Topics covered are the principles of basic electrical circuits, battery and starting circuits, and an introduction to basic automotive electronics. Diagnosis, testing and unit repair for each circuit are also taught.  

3 SCH

AMT   116   Electrical 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT111 with a grade of C or higher. This advanced course builds on the material learned in AMT111 Electrical Systems I. Subjects include charging and lighting, along with testing, diagnosis and unit repair for each circuit.  

2 SCH

AMT   121   Engine Performance 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT116 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This is an introductory course to three areas of engine performance: Ignition, Fuel, and Emission Control systems.  An introduction to computer control and electronics as related to ignition, fuel and emission control systems is also covered. 

3 SCH

AMT   125  Engine Performance 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT121 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds on the material learned in AMT121 Engine Performance I. The areas of automotive electronics including microprocessors, sensors and actuators as related to ignition, fuel and emission control systems are studied. The operation and diagnosis/testing of these systems are also covered. 

4 SCH

AMT   149   Suspension & Steering 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Areas taught are automotive/light truck steering and suspension systems theory, design, maintenance and service/repair. Subjects covered are straight axles, short/long arm independent suspension, and McPherson struts. 

3 SCH

AMT   152   Suspension & Steering 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT149 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds upon the material learned in AMT 151 Steering & Suspension I. Areas taught are steering and suspension geometry, diagnosis of tire wear, wheel alignment, and tire replacement/ repair/balancing. 

2 SCH

AMT   170    Brakes 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course is a study of the basic theory and design of modern automotive and light truck braking systems. Adjustment, service and repair of drum and disc brake systems are taught, along with the diagnosis of braking problems. 

3 SCH
AMT   171    Brakes 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT170 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds upon the material learned in AMT170 Brakes I. Subject areas taught include electronic controls – antilock brake systems, traction and stability control, and hybrid braking systems
2 SCH
AMT   180    Electrical 3 
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT116 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds on the material learned in AMT 116 Electrical Systems II. Subjects include instrumentation, accessory, and restraint systems. Testing, diagnosis and unit repair are taught for each subject area. 
3 SCH
AMT   200    Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Areas studied are automotive transmission/ transaxle theory, design and service. The course introduces the basic concepts, and then proceeds from the simple to the more complex units. Areas included are power flow, hydraulic operation, electronic control, diagnosis and service. 
3 SCH
AMT   201    Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT200 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds upon the material learned in AMT200 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles I.  Areas studied include automotive transmission/transaxle diagnosis, repair and overhaul. 
3 SCH
AMT   205    Manual Transmissions & Transaxles
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Addressed are areas of modern automotive manual drive-train and axle theory, design, maintenance, service and repair. The course will include flywheel and clutch design, manual transmissions, transfer cases, driveshaft and universal joints, constant velocity joints, differentials (conventional and limited-slip) and drive axles. 
4 SCH
AMT   221    Engine Repair 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT125 and AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor.  This class consists of the study of the basic theory, design and service of automotive/light truck engines. The class covers engine removal/replacement and in-vehicle repairs. 
2 SCH
AMT   250    Engine Repair 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT221 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds upon material learned in AMT 221 Engine Repair I. Subjects taught are diagnosis, inspection, measurement and repair of automotive/light truck engines. 
3 SCH
AMT   264    Agricultural Power
Prerequisite(s): None. This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical basis, knowledge, and skills necessary for the repair and maintenance of small gas engines and basic hydraulic systems. Emphasis will be placed on laboratory safety, general laboratory measurements, engine operation, compression, fuel, governor, electrical, cooling, lubrication systems, engine troubleshooting, and basic hydraulics. 
2 SCH
AMT   265    Engine Performance 3
Prerequisite(s): AMT125 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds on the material learned in AMT125 Engine Performance II.  The course begins with a review of ignition, fuel and emission control systems. Diagnostic concepts as applied to Asian and advanced General Motors, Ford and Chrysler systems are studied. The course ends with a section on alternative power sources.
3 SCH
AMT   270    Electrical 4
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This advanced course builds on the material learned in AMT 111, 116, and 180. Areas of study are body control modules, antitheft/security systems and automotive networking/multiplexing systems.  An introduction to hybrid vehicles is also included in the course. 
2 SCH
AMT   275    Heating & Air Conditioning
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT270 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Areas studied are the theory, design and service/repair of automotive climate control systems. Safety practices and troubleshooting of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems used on cars and light trucks are taught. 
4 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

BIO   210   Laboratory Operations
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This course is an introduction to technical writing, technical math and common regulations used in the laboratory. The class offers practice in document design and editing. The laboratory math component prepares students for the advanced problem solving applications associated with laboratory practice.  

4 SCH

BIO   225   Laboratory Safety
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This course will enable the student to understand safety in the laboratory, including the secure use and handling of biological and chemical materials. Topics covered will include safety procedures in Biosafety Level 2 labs, safety with infectious disease, safe handling of hazardous biological and chemical materials, and discussion of safe handling of radiological materials and safe practices with small animals in laboratory settings.  

2 SCH

BIO   226   Laboratory Safety Lab
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This course will enable the student to develop what is known in industry as GLP or defined Good Laboratory Practice. This will include the secure use and handling of biological and chemical and radiological materials in a laboratory setting. Topics covered will include safety procedures in Biosafety Level 2 labs, safety with infectious disease, safe handling of hazardous biological and chemical materials and safe practices with small animals in a laboratory setting.

1 SCH

BIO   250   Biotechnology Techniques
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This course introduces the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work in a biological or chemical laboratory. Emphasis is placed on good manufacturing practices, safe practice, solution preparation, and equipment operation and maintenance following standard operating procedures.        

3 SCH

BIO   251   Biotechnology Techniques Lab
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. The intent of this course is to offer an environment where the development of skills necessary for laboratory work can be made. BIO251 is to be taken concurrently with BIO250 which introduces the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work in a biological or chemical laboratory. Strong emphasis is placed on developing competency in good manufacturing practices, safe practice, solution preparation, and equipment operation and maintenance, following standard operating procedures.

2 SCH

BIO   260   Molecular Techniques
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This course will prepare students to use general strategies to work with nucleic acids in the biotechnology lab. Specific methods include DNA cloning activities, plasmid purification, transformation of bacterial cells, restriction enzyme analysis, PCR, Southern blot, and micro arrays.

2 SCH

BIO   261   Molecular Techniques Lab 
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This course will prepare students to use general strategies to work with nucleic acids in the biotechnology lab. Specific methods include DNA cloning activities, plasmid purification, transformation of bacterial cells, restriction enzyme analysis, PCR, Southern blot, and micro arrays. 

3 SCH

BIO   270   Cell Culture Techniques 
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. Students will maintain various mammalian cell lines in culture during this course using media prepared in previous class without contamination. The goal is to incorporate adherent, semi-adherent and suspension cell lines. Culture techniques will be extended to plant cells, insects, fungi and fish cells if possible. While the mammalian cultures are being maintained, students will learn aseptic techniques, cell passage, cryopreservation, cell viability, culture media preparation, fetal bovine serum selection, and cell counting.  

2 SCH
BIO   271   Cell Culture Techniques Lab 
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This laboratory course introduces students to the basic techniques used in culturing cells. Topics covered include sterile and aseptic technique, media preparation, cell count and viability, cryopreservation, subculturing, and research applications using cell cultures. 
3 SCH
BIO   280   Biomanufacturing Techniques 
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This course will enable students to work with small-scale laboratory processes using prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells in procedures used with a bioreactor to produce a biomass. Topics include bioreactor preparation and operation, protein purification methods, enzyme handling and assay methods, protein assay methods, Western blot/enzyme and antibody probe techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to set up a bioreactor, grow prokaryotic cells, and isolate and collect various fractions derived from the protein product. 
2 SCH
BIO    281   Biomanufacturing Techniques Lab 
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology program or approval of the Director of Bioscience. This course will enable students to work with small-scale laboratory processes using prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells procedures used with a bioreactor to produce a biomass. Topics include bioreactor preparation and operation, protein purification methods, enzyme handling and assay methods, protein assay methods, Western blot/enzyme and antibody probe techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to set up a bioreactor, grow prokaryotic cells, and isolate and collect various fractions derived from the protein product.
3 SCH
BIO   290   Biotechnology Internship 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all other courses in the Advanced Biotechnology Certificate program. This internship allows students to gain real job experience in the biotechnology industry before completion of the certificate. The intern will be placed in an industry involved in one of the program’s focus areas. 

5 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

BTR   102   Safety Orientation (OSHA 10)
Prerequisite(s): None. This course covers the tolls and materials required for Building Trades.  Students will be introduced to wood and lumber, engineered lumber products, fasteners, hand tools, portable power tools and, stationary power tools. Students will be instructed of the nature, characteristics, and application of the materials used in the construction industry.  The course also identifies the importance of accurately reading blueprints and integrates current building codes and zoning ordinances in building construction.  Students are instructed in building layout and use of a variety of measuring, leveling, and layout tools.

1 SCH

BTR   106   Introductory Craft Skills
Prerequisite(s): None. This course covers the tools and materials required for Building Trades. Students will be introduced to wood and lumber, engineered lumber products, fasteners, hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power tools. Students will begin to learn to safely operate hand and power tools. Students will be instructed on the nature and the characteristics and application of the materials used in the construction industry. The course also identifies the importance of accurately reading blueprints and integrates current building codes and zoning ordinances in building construction. Students are instructed in building layout and use of a variety of measuring, leveling, and layout tools. 

3 SCH

BTR   116   Carpentry Basics
Prerequisite(s): None. This course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of the basic steps involved in all construction projects. While each carpentry task is somewhat different, most involve the same basic steps: working from blueprints, laying out the structure, assembling the structure, and checking the work afterward. 

4 SCH

BTR   121   Floors, Walls & Ceiling Framing
Prerequisite(s): None. This course will cover framing basics as well as the procedures for laying out and constructing a wood floor using common lumber as well as engineered building materials. The course will also describe the procedures for laying out and framing walls and ceilings including roughing-in door and window openings, construction corners and partition T’s, bracing walls and ceilings, and applying sheathing. 

4 SCH

BTR   131   Roof Framing
Prerequisite(s): None. This course describes the various kinds of roofs and contains instructions for laying out rafters for gable roofs, hip roofs, and valley intersections. Coverage includes both stick-built and truss-built roofs. 

3 SCH

BTR   136   Windows, Doors & Stairs
Prerequisite(s): None. This course describes the various types of windows, skylights, and exterior doors, and provides instructions for installing them. This course also includes instructions for installing weather-stripping and locksets. Additionally, the course will introduce students to the various types of stairs and the common building code requirements related to stairs. The module focuses on the techniques for measuring and calculating the rise, run, and stairwell openings, layout out stringers, and fabricating basic stairways. 

3 SCH

BTR   141   Cabinet Installation / Kitchen Design
Prerequisite(s): BTR 102, 106, 116, 121, 131, and 136 with a grade of C or higher. This course covers the application of carpentry to construct cabinets used in residential carpentry. Topics covered include kitchen location, design, arrangement of cabinets, lighting, standard cabinet sizes, cabinet materials, drawer guides, the work triangle, and building of cabinet units.  

3 SCH

BTR   150   Drywall, Insulation & Ventilation for Residential Construction
Prerequisite(s): BTR 102, 106, 116, 121, 131, and 136 with a grade of C or higher. This course presents topics by instruction, application, and practice as used in Building Trades.  Classroom lecture and demonstrations will precede the applications used in the building project.  Students will cut, apply adhesives, hang, tape, finish, and texture drywall.  Students will be instructed in various uses and ratings of insulation and will evaluate the application of insulation by a local contractor.  Students will determine the requirements of proper ventilation for residential construction and will apply ventilation necessary for the building project. 

5 SCH
BTR   160   Interior Finish Carpentry
Prerequisite(s): BTR 102, 106, 116, 121, 131, and 136 with a grade of C or higher. This course presents instruction, application, and practice in interior finish carpentry including hanging doors, installing suspended ceilings, and installing baseboards/ casing/molding used for residential construction. 
5 SCH
BTR   171   Painting, Finishing & Decorating 
Prerequisite(s): BTR 102, 106, 116, 121, 131, and 136 with a grade of C or higher. This course covers the techniques required to finish the interior and exterior of a project. Topics covered include caulk, oil and latex paint, sanding, staining, filling, lacquers, and other materials used for finishing.  
5 SCH
BTR   262   Agricultural Structures
Prerequisite(s): None. The course is designed to provide students with the theoretical basis, knowledge and skills necessary for the construction/ fabrication of agricultural structure type projects. Emphasis will be placed on: laboratory safety, general laboratory measurements, material selection, basic construction techniques, electrical theory and construction, and basic surveying. 
2 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

ACC   120   Financial Accounting
Prerequisite(s): ACC100 with a grade of C or higher or successful completion of a basic accounting course at the high school or college level.  Emphasis is on working with financial reporting and analysis, accounting information systems, internal control, depreciation, inventories, current and long-term assets, current and long-term liabilities, and equity for a merchandising business.  Commercial and specialized accounting software is used to solve most problems. 

3 SCH

ACC   125   Computerized Accounting
Prerequisite(s): ACC100 or higher with a grade of C or higher. This course covers small business accounting using QuickBooks software. Topics include printing reports, creating a chart of accounts, recording customer and vendor transactions, processing payrolls, creating new companies, working with budgets, exporting to other software, and using the audit trail.  

3 SCH

ACC   130   Payroll Accounting
Prerequisite(s): ACC100 or higher with a grade of C or higher.  Development of skills in preparing time cards, payroll registers, individual employee earnings records, payroll checks, governmental reports, and journal entries both manually and electronically. Included are the study of government regulations that affect payroll and controls needed in a payroll system.  

3 SCH

ACC   140   Managerial Accounting
Prerequisite(s): ACC100 Business Accounting or successful completion of a basic accounting course at the high school or college level with a grade of C or higher. Emphasis is on accounting for corporations, cash flow and financial statement analysis; departmental and manufacturing accounting; spreadsheet and commercial accounting software are used to solve problems. 

3 SCH

ACC   270   Tax Accounting
Prerequisite(s): None.  A study and preparation of income tax returns and a study of tax regulations and forms. 

3 SCH

BUS   111   Personal Finance
Prerequisite(s): None. This course focuses on basic skills in the management of money with an emphasis on the viewpoint of the individual. Topics covered include budgeting, bank accounts, credit cards, borrowing, real estate and housing, transportation, savings, investments, insurance, taxation, retirement, and estate planning.

3 SCH

BUS   120   Business English
Prerequisite(s): None. This course will enable the student to master language principles for the information age. The student will develop language skills while gaining computer experience. The student will gain expertise in basic rules of English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and number style. 

3 SCH
BUS   125   Business Communication
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 and BUS120 with a grade of C or higher. This course covers the role of communication in the business environment and focuses on the most effective methods for creating, sending, and receiving messages. This involves the use of effective oral and written communication skills and writing and evaluating business documents using the principles of correct style, organization, and format.
3 SCH
BUS   126   Introduction to Business 
Prerequisite(s): None. This course is a foundation course on business and its importance in a free market economy and includes a study of types of business ownership and operations.  Business terminology is used to understand and interpret business news and information. 
3 SCH
BUS   185   Business Ethics & Human Relations
Prerequisite(s): None.  This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues facing the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development. The course emphasizes employability skills such as communication, work habits and attitudes, ethics, conflict management, motivation and problem solving, self-concept, perception, self-awareness, personality, values, and communications. 
3 SCH
BUS 290  Business Capstone
Prerequisite(s): EMP 1901, or concurrent. This course is designed for student reflection of workplace skills relevant to a student’s chosen area of study. Student evaluation of the skills used and enhanced through the completion of course projects will be presented through the development of a professional portfolio used for their personal marketing. The portfolio is comprised of a letter of introduction, resume, and samples of student work. Course topics also include work ethic, attitude, and communication skills. These topics are presented through in –class exercises, guest speakers, and business tours. End-of-program certification is earned through a third-party certification program: Office Proficiency Assessment Certification (OPAC).   
1 SCH
CIS   100   Software Applications
Prerequisite(s): Demonstrated ability to keyboard 20nwam. This course will enable students to work with application software in a career setting or for personal use. Using a project-based approach, students develop an introductory-level competency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Computer concepts are covered as well.
3 SCH
CIS   116   Spreadsheet Management
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 Software Applications with a grade of C or higher. This course covers intermediate-level concepts of spreadsheet software. Using typical business scenarios, the student will perform “what-if” analyses, manage data in worksheets with tables and database functions, and use multiple worksheets to build consolidated statements. The applications and principles learned in this course are relevant to any career field. 
2 SCH
CIS   121   Word Processing
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 Software Applications with a grade of C or higher. This course covers intermediate-level concepts of word processing software. Using typical business scenarios, the student will create documents containing graphical elements such as tables, columns, and SmartArt. Automated features such as merge applications and use of building blocks will be used. The applications and principles learned in this course are relevant to any career field. 
2 SCH
EMP   1901   Global Employment Standards 
Prerequisite(s): None. This course will prepare students for success in the workplace through the study of effective job-seeking skills and professional workplace behavior. Discussion of personal, educational, and professional career goals, as well as a wide-range of personnel matters, will also be included. 
1 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

ACC   100   Business Accounting
Prerequisite(s): None. Business Accounting includes the theory and practice associated with double entry accounting. Special emphasis is placed on the preparation of the documents necessary to complete the accounting cycle. Topics include: transactions, journals, financial statements, schedules, adjustments/closing entries, accounting cycle, cash control, bank reconciliation, and payroll.  

3 SCH

BUS   111   Personal Finance
Prerequisite(s): None. This course focuses on basic skills in the management of money with an emphasis on the viewpoint of the individual. Topics covered include budgeting, bank accounts, credit cards, borrowing, real estate and housing, transportation, savings, investments, insurance, taxation, retirement, and estate planning.

OR

BUS   255   Principles of Management
Prerequisite(s): None. This course teaches the basic components of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The course will focus on the fundamentals of management as they are practiced today.

3 SCH

BUS   120   Business English
Prerequisite(s): None. This course will enable the student to master language principles for the information age. The student will develop language skills while gaining computer experience. The student will gain expertise in basic rules of English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and number style.  

3 SCH

BUS   125   Business Communication
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 and BUS120 with a grade of C or higher. This course covers the role of communication in the business environment and focuses on the most effective methods for creating, sending, and receiving messages. This involves the use of effective oral and written communication skills and writing and evaluating business documents using the principles of correct style, organization, and format.

3 SCH

BUS   126   Introduction to Business
Prerequisite(s): None. This course is a foundation course on business and its importance in a free market economy and includes a study of types of business ownership and operations.  Business terminology is used to understand and interpret business news and information. 

3 SCH

BUS   130   Records & Information Management
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 with a grade of C or higher. Instruction in the creation, maintenance, protection, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Instruction will include the ARMA (Association for Records Managers and Administrators, Inc.) rules for filing, retrieving documents, and specialized functions such as micrographics and optical disc technology. Also included are laws relating to records management. 

3 SCH

BUS   185   Business Ethics & Human Relations
Prerequisite(s): None.  This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues facing the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development. The course emphasizes employability skills such as communication, work habits and attitudes, ethics, conflict management, motivation and problem solving, self-concept, perception, self-awareness, personality, values, and communications. 

3 SCH
BUS   210   Workstation Management
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 with a grade of C or higher. This course is a study of computer components, software, and usage. Instruction will include troubleshooting software problems, preparing proposals for system purchases, performing Internet research, and safeguarding integrity of system components. 
3 SCH
BUS   220   Administrative Procedures 
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 with a grade of C or higher. Study of current office procedures including the work environment, workplace technologies, written communication, and customer service skills.  
3 SCH
BUS 290  Business Capstone
Prerequisite(s): EMP 1901, or concurrent. This course is designed for student reflection of workplace skills relevant to a student’s chosen area of study. Student evaluation of the skills used and enhanced through the completion of course projects will be presented through the development of a professional portfolio used for their personal marketing. The portfolio is comprised of a letter of introduction, resume, and samples of student work. Course topics also include work ethic, attitude, and communication skills. These topics are presented through in –class exercises, guest speakers, and business tours. End-of-program certification is earned through a third-party certification program: Office Proficiency Assessment Certification (OPAC).
1 SCH
CIS   100   Software Applications
Prerequisite(s): Demonstrated ability to keyboard 20nwam. This course will enable students to work with application software in a career setting or for personal use. Using a project-based approach, students develop an introductory-level competency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Computer concepts are covered as well.
3 SCH
CIS   116   Spreadsheet Management
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 Software Applications with a grade of C or higher. This course covers intermediate-level concepts of spreadsheet software. Using typical business scenarios, the student will perform “what-if” analyses, manage data in worksheets with tables and database functions, and use multiple worksheets to build consolidated statements. The applications and principles learned in this course are relevant to any career field. 
2 SCH
CIS   121   Word Processing
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 Software Applications with a grade of C or higher. This course covers intermediate-level concepts of word processing software. Using typical business scenarios, the student will create documents containing graphical elements such as tables, columns, and SmartArt. Automated features such as merge applications and use of building blocks will be used. The applications and principles learned in this course are relevant to any career field. 
2 SCH
CIS   126   Database Management
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 Software Applications with a grade of C or higher. This course covers intermediate-level concepts of word processing software. Using typical business scenarios, the student will create documents containing graphical elements such as tables, columns, and SmartArt. Automated features such as merge applications and use of building blocks will be used. The applications and principles learned in this course are relevant to any career field. 
2 SCH
CIS   155   Integrated Applications
Prerequisite(s): CIS100 Software Applications with a grade of C or higher. This course covers intermediate-level concepts of word processing software. Using typical business scenarios, the student will create documents containing graphical elements such as tables, columns, and SmartArt. Automated features such as merge applications and use of building blocks will be used. The applications and principles learned in this course are relevant to any career field. 
2 SCH
EMP   1901   Global Employment Standards 
Prerequisite(s): None. This course will prepare students for success in the workplace through the study of effective job-seeking skills and professional workplace behavior. Discussion of personal, educational, and professional career goals, as well as a wide-range of personnel matters, will also be included. 
1 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

DHT   080   Local Anesthesia & Nitr Ox Sedation
Prerequisite(s): None. This 36-hour certification course is designed to prepare dental hygienists for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.  It provides participants with the academic and practical aspects of administration of anesthetic and nitrous oxide sedation for a variety of dental patients.  Included in the course are content areas in head and neck anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, pharmacology, alternative methods of pain and anxiety control, and emergency management of patients while administering local anesthesia or nitrous oxide.  The laboratory sessions are utilized to allow opportunities for application of the course material and to provide actual experiences in the administration of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide.

36 Clock Hours

DHT   081   Nitrous Oxide Sedation for the DH
Prerequisite(s): None. Hygienists also have the option of taking just the Nitrous Oxide Sedation portion of the course for 18 hours of certification.  

18 Clock Hours

DHT   102    Head and Neck Anatomy, Embryology, and Histology
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program. An introduction to anatomical systems with emphasis placed on head and neck anatomy. The support oral structures, embryology of the teeth, and tooth nomenclature are covered. Topics include the physiology and morphology of the deciduous and the permanent teeth along with basic dental terminology. 

4 SCH

DHT   1032   Dental Radiography
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program. This course prepares the dental hygiene student to expose, process, and critique intra and extraoral radiographs for clinical practice.  Emphasis is placed on technique and individual patient radiographic need using standardized ALARA concepts.  Students process, mount, and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value associated with patient care.  Radiation production, biology, and safety are required for students to make informed decisions and adjustments for optimum patient care. 

2 SCH

DHT   105   Dental Hygiene Clinic I: Pre-Clinic
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program. This course will introduce theories, rationales, and foundational knowledge for performing basic dental hygiene skills by preparing the student for overall patient care in the clinical setting. This will include the use of basic dental equipment and instruments, patient assessment, treatment planning, documentation, patient education, preventative treatment, oral hygiene instruction, and supportive procedures.  Emphasis is on the principles, procedures, and professionalism used when performing comprehensive oral preventative and therapeutic care. Under the direction of the course instructor, students will apply these newly-learned principles in a clinical setting, offering the opportunity to integrate hands-on skills with entry-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

5 SCH

DHT   1064   Dental Hygiene Clinic II
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course prepares the student for overall patient care in the clinical setting including use of basic dental equipment and instruments, patient assessment, periodontal treatment planning, documentation, patient education, preventative treatment, oral hygiene instruction and supportive procedures. Emphasis is on the principles, procedures, and professionalism utilized when performing comprehensive oral preventive and therapeutic care. Under the direction of an instructor, students integrate hands-on skills with entry-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Clinical experiences are unpaid learning experiences.

4 SCH

DHT   108   Periodontics
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course provides the dental hygiene student with an in-depth study of periodontal disease including the inflammatory process and its relationship to the pathogenesis of periodontal disease; identification of etiological factors; classification of periodontal disease following a complete periodontal assessment; recognition of gingival conditions and risk assessment; description of periodontal surgical procedures; the recognition of periodontal emergencies; and the effectiveness of plaque control and nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Evidence-based decision making and theoretical concepts are integrated for clinical application via case based learning.  

3 SCH

DHT   109   Preventive Dental Hygiene
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program. This course introduces the student to the role of the dental hygienist in the dental health care system and the basic concepts of disease prevention and health promotion.  Communication and behavior modification skills are emphasized to facilitate the role of the dental hygienist as an educator.

2 SCH
DHT   110   General and Oral Pathology
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The principles of general pathology in relationship to diseases of the teeth, soft tissues and supporting structures of the oral cavity are the focus of this course. The importance of early recognition of abnormal conditions in the mouth is emphasized. Inflammation and healing, growth disturbances, blood and lymph nodes, GI and urinary tracts, the endocrine system and microbiologic diseases will be discussed.
3 SCH
DHT   112   Dental Hygiene Externship 
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first year of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course is designed to provide the dental hygiene student exposure to a diverse population and help develop awareness of the dental practice operations and opportunities within the field of public health dentistry. 
1 SCH
DHT   115   Nutrition and Oral Health
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. A study of general nutrition and nutritional biochemistry with emphasis on the effects of nutrition and dental health. Analysis of diet and application of counseling strategies to assist the patient in attaining and maintaining optimum oral health are stressed. 
2 SCH
DHT   2056   Dental Hygiene Clinic III
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first year of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course builds upon and expands the clinical skills developed in Dental Hygiene Clinic I and II while providing opportunities for direct patient care under instructor supervision. In addition to the foundational skills developed in previous clinic courses, students will implement advanced instrumentation techniques and procedures and prepare individualized comprehensive dental hygiene care plans to meet the needs of clinical patients.
6 SCH
DHT   2062   Dental Materials
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first year of the Dental Hygiene program with a C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge base of the science and physical properties of dental materials.  Through laboratory exercises, students will have hands-on experience with dental materials used in dental hygiene and dentistry while applying their knowledge of dental material sciences.
2 SCH
DHT   207   Pharmacology
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first three semesters of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course is designed to help dental hygiene students understand pharmacology and methods of medication as it relates to the practice of dentistry. The course focuses on adverse drug reactions, pharmacological effects, and their usual indications and contraindications. It emphasizes the clinical application of topical and local anesthesia. It discusses systemic toxicity and local complications to prepare students for the prevention and management of emergencies that may develop during treatment as well as sedation methods and general anesthesia. 
3 SCH
DHT   208   Dental Pain Management
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first year of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, students will need to have current CPR/BLS certification. A current CPR/BLS card must be on file for students to participate in the laboratory portion of the course. This course is designed to prepare dental hygiene students for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation. Included in the course are content areas in head and neck anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, pharmacology, alternative methods of pain and anxiety control, and emergency management of patients while administering local anesthesia or nitrous oxide. The laboratory sessions are utilized to allow opportunities for application of the course material and provide actual experiences in the administration of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide.
3 SCH
DHT   2106   Dental Hygiene Clinic IV
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first three semesters of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course builds upon and expands the clinical skills developed in Dental Hygiene Clinic I, II, and III while providing opportunities for direct patient care under instructor supervision in a variety of clinical settings. In addition to the foundational skills developed in previous clinic courses, students will implement advanced instrumentation techniques, perform adjunctive therapies and supportive procedures, and prepare individualized comprehensive dental hygiene care plans to meet the needs of advanced clinical patients.
6 SCH
DHT   211   Ethics, Legal Issues, and Kansas Law
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first three semesters of the Dental Hygiene program with a C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course examines of the dental hygienist’s role in practice settings including dental office management, employment considerations, resume preparation, and job interviewing. Emphasis is on the laws governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene and the ethical standards established by the dental hygiene profession. 
2 SCH
DHT   2122   Dental Public Health
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first three semesters of the Dental Hygiene program with a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Study of the principles and concepts of community public health and dental health education with an emphasis on community assessment, educational planning, implementation, and evaluation. 
2 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

EPD   101   OSHA10
Prerequisite(s): None. This quality safety training course is intended to inform students about the general hazards of construction work.  Completion of the Construction Industry version, which is geared towards new construction projects, major renovation work, and demolition will prepare students for work that will be completed at the job site.

1 SCH

EPD   105   Climbing Skills
Prerequisite(s): CDL Required. Introduction to proper methods of climbing wood pole structures. The student must master climbing wood pole structures with and without the use of a pole safety strap. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be qualified in two methods of pole top rescue. 

4 SCH

EPD   110   Pole Framing & Construction Specifications
Prerequisite(s): CDL Required. Introduction to Rural Electric Association line construction specifications and knowledge of pole framing on the ground and aerial framing. The student will gain a working knowledge of 7200 volt, 14,400 volt and 34,500 volt primary distribution systems. The student will also be introduced to copper and aluminum primary conductors and line staking. 

4 SCH

EPD   120   Equipment Operation
Prerequisite(s): CDL Required. Mastery of safe operation of various digger/derrick trucks, bucket/basket aerial platforms and trenchers commonly used in overhead and underground electric distribution work. The student will safely operate and perform routine maintenance and inspection on all units. 

3 SCH

EPD   125   Setting & Replacing Poles
Prerequisite(s): CDL Required. Theory in pole setting and change-out techniques. Emphasis is placed on setting and replacing poles in energized lines with digger/derrick trucks. The student will also gain a working knowledge of the proper use of cover-up material, both hard shell and rubber goods; vehicle grounding practices; manual pole setting; temporary pole supports; and worksite hazard analysis. 

1 SCH

EPD   137   Transformer Theory and Installation
Prerequisite(s): CDL Required. Introduction to basic electricity, related math, and transformer theory with hands-on experience in the installation and connection of single transformer. Experience in installation and connection of single transformers and various three-phase transformer banks s and various three-phase transformer banks. Topics include transformer over voltage and over current protection; equipment grounding; cutout and lightning arrestor use and installation; current and potential transformer applications; use of VOM; and principles of troubleshooting.  Other topics addressed are transformer over voltage current protection, equipment grounding, cutout and lightning arrestor installation, current transformer applications, use of the Voltage Ohm Meter (VOM), and basic troubleshooting techniques are also practiced.  

7 SCH

EPD   140   Service Installation & Metering
Prerequisite(s): Must have passed EPD199. Working knowledge of single- and three-phase watt hour meter applications with practical experience in the installation and sizing of service conductors, construction and installation of meter loops and poles, instrument metering, and temporary service installations. Tampering and power theft, grounding and safe work practices are also covered. 

4 SCH

EPD   145   Conductor Installation & Repair
Prerequisite(s): Must have passed EPD199. This course focuses on the repair of various types of aluminum and copper conductors. Students will gain practical experience in the dead ending and splicing of conductors and installation of conductor shoes and clamps, and in the use of preformed line ties and service grips, bolt-on and compression connectors and sleeves, compression tools, strap hoists, pulling grips, sag charts and tables, mechanical jumpers, and grounding practices. 

4 SCH
EPD   150   Rubber Gloving and Hot Sticking Methods
Prerequisite(s): Must have passed EPD199. This course introduces students to methods of working on energized distribution lines and equipment with rubber gloves, sleeves, and hot sticks from off the pole and insulated aerial platforms. Students will gain a working knowledge of the application, care and use of hard shell covers, rubber line hoses and blankets, personal protective equipment, hot-line tools, and live-line maintenance. The course also reviews operation of bucket/basket aerial platforms and pole top and bucket rescue techniques. 
3 SCH
EPD   160   Underground Distribution 
Prerequisite(s): Must have passed EPD199. Working knowledge of Underground Residential Distribution (URD) with practical experience in the direct burial of primary and secondary cables; installation of 200 and 600 amp elbows, splices, lightning arrestors, and overhead terminations; installation of single-phase and three-phase padmount and transclosure transformer installations; methods of shoring and sloping trenches and excavations; troubleshooting of primary and secondary cables; and fault location. The student will also review the operation of trencher digging equipment and safe work practices and procedures, proper grounding techniques of padmount transformers and transclosures.  
3 SCH
EPD   170   Fusing & System Coordination
Prerequisite(s): Must have passed EPD199. A study of various methods of system coordination, knowledge of oil circuit reclosures, sectionalizing, and the application of fuses where students will learn to install and operate single-phase and three-phase pole mount reclosures, substation fuses and reclosures, and gang operated air-break and load-break switches. The course also provides review of proper grounding techniques on various OCR’s, sectionalizers and gang-mounted switches. 
1 SCH
EPD   180   Substations & Voltage Regulation
Prerequisite(s): Must have passed EPD199. A study of substations, capacitors, voltage regulators, auto-boosters; practical experience in substation grounding, inspections, substation maintenance; operation and installation of high side fuses, power transformers, substation buswork, and transfer switches; methods of voltage regulation, and Supervisory Control and Dada Acquisition (SCADA).  
4 SCH
EPD   199   Utility Internship
Prerequisite(s): Must have a grade of C or higher in EPD105, 110, 120, 125,130, and 135, and permission of instructor. Course provides practical work experience as an apprentice lineman with an operating utility and is completed between the first and second semesters. The student must spend at least eight clock hours in the computer learning center to develop his/her resume prior to interviewing for internship placement. 
8 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

CRT   100   Principles of Information Assurance
Prerequisite(s): None. Principles of Information Assurance is designed to teach the principles and practices that all computer users need to keep themselves safe, both at work and at home. By presenting best practices along with a small amount of theory, students are taught both what to do and why to do it. Topics covered include how to secure both clean and corrupted systems, protecting your personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.   

1 SCH

CRT   115   INT Essentials
Prerequisite(s): None. This course will provide students with the necessary foundation of basic knowledge (in number systems, electronics, and computing) to enhance their ability to successfully progress through and complete the INT program.  

1 SCH

CRT   119   Windows Administration using PowerShell
Prerequisite(s): None. This course will enable the student to understand the need for Windows administrators to know and understand PowerShell for managing Windows systems. This includes using PowerShell cmdlets and writing PowerShell scripts.    

2 SCH

CRT   126   Advanced Operating Systems and PC Hardware
Prerequisite(s): None. This course covers personal computer operating systems and hardware to enforce skills related to the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Operating system topics include installation, management, functionality, security, configuration, and virtualization, which are covered primarily within Microsoft Windows. Hardware topics cover CPUs, memory, motherboards, storage and I/O devices, power supplies, home networking, and computer safety. 

2 SCH

CRT   144   UNIX Fundamentals
Prerequisite(s): CRT 126 with a grade of C or higher. The course is intended for new users of UNIX and teaches students how to use UNIX operating system commands. Students will learn fundamental command-line features of the UNIX environment including file system navigation, file permissions, the text editor, command shells and basic network use. This course utilizes the Linux operating system to teach basic UNIX commands, concepts and structure.  

3 SCH

CRT   148   Microsoft Windows Network Operating Systems
Prerequisite(s): CRT126 with a grade of C or higher. This course is intended as an introduction to the current version of Microsoft's Windows network operating system. Material presented extends from creating a site plan, through installation, configuration, administrative management and finishes with disaster recovery. Installation and management of virtual servers and secure networking are integrated within coursework. Students utilize hands-on activities to reinforce presented concepts.  

3 SCH

CRT   151   Infrastructure Virtualization
Prerequisite(s): CRT 126 with a grade of C or higher. This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of virtual servers and desktops. Course content also consists of monitoring, scaling, and protecting virtual computer networks. Students will learn the business and technical perspectives of virtualization. The course primarily uses VMWare vSphere, vCenter, and ESX/ESXi technologies to present the material. Students who complete the course are prepared to sit for the VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) Exam for which this class meets the prerequisite.  

3 SCH

CRT   170   Introduction to Networks
Prerequisite(s): None. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This is one of four courses required for CNSS 4011 certification (CRT120, CRT125, CRT181).  

3 SCH
CRT   175   Routing and Switching Essentials
Prerequisite(s): CRT170 with a grade of C or higher. This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPing, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
3 SCH
CRT   181   Network & Server Management 
Prerequisite(s): CRT126 and CRT170, each with a grade of C or higher. This course provides the fundamental knowledge to implement and administer network management services in homes, small offices and other enterprise environments. Students learn effective techniques needed to install, manage, monitor, configure and troubleshoot networks. Other topics include: centralized event logging, time synchronization, remote desktop, remote installation, remote management, project management, disaster recovery, computer network policies, fault tolerance, packet analyzers, SNMP, central authentication, enterprise virus protection, encryption, centralized update and service packs, asset management, total cost of ownership, network performance monitoring, fault monitoring, change management, auditing and documentation. 
3 SCH
CRT   190   ITIL Foundations
Prerequisite(s): A background in IT and a basic knowledge of Service Management concepts. Information Technology Infrastructure Library, or ITIL, is a process IT staff use to help organizations identify areas for improvement while providing vendor-neutral guidelines on where to make specific changes to reduce costs and increase productivity. This course will assist you in acquiring the essential skills and information necessary to lead and manage an IT business service through every stage of its lifecycle.
2 SCH
CRT   215   Database Systems
Prerequisite(s): CRT148 with a grade of C or higher. This course introduces students to the concepts necessary for designing, using and implementing database systems and applications. An overview of database management systems architecture, entity-relationship model, relational data model, structural query language (SQL), normalization, indexing, data integrity, referential integrity, constraints and security. Also included are basic file organization and storage management; e-commerce web application development; database systems and the Internet. The student will be able to manage and maintain databases, user accounts, database availability, recovery, and reporting. This course focuses on commercial relational databases and their uses in the computerized business world.  
3 SCH
CRT   282   Network Security
Prerequisite(s): CRT286 with a grade of C or higher. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the primary strategies and technologies used to defend a network including the knowledge and skills to design and implement essential technical solutions that provide the foundation level of security for all modern networks. Students will also learn the principles and practices of effective network policy and management practices. 
3 SCH
CRT   286   LAN/WAN Implementation and Support
Prerequisite(s): CRT175 with a grade of C or higher. The focus of this course is on LAN switching, wireless LANs and accessing wide area networks (WAN). The goal is to develop an understanding of how a switch communicates with routers in larger and more complex networks and to develop an understanding of various WAN technologies on a complex network. This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN. 
3 SCH
CRT   288   Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Prerequisite(s): CRT 181 Network Server Management and CRT 286 LAN/WAN Implement & Support with a grade of C or higher. This course focuses on the implementation of information systems security with emphasis on current threats and vulnerabilities. Students will identify key elements that enable these cyber security threats and apply security controls that can mitigate the risk associated with these threats. Students will protect systems and networks from threats. This course will explore methods, tools, and techniques that intruders use to exploit vulnerabilities in systems. The student will apply the elements of information assurance and computer security from risk assessment to public key encryption. Additionally, awareness training, countermeasures and safeguards and continuity of operations are taught. 
3 SCH
CRT   295   INT Capstone
Prerequisite(s): CRT144, CRT148, CRT 151, CRT 181, and CRT 286, all with a grade of C or higher. This capstone course will be a team focused, integrated learning opportunity that will move the student experience from a lab environment to a real world internet live experience. The students, as part of a team, will design, install and maintain an enterprise network. The student will also experience industry culture, standards and practices. The capstone project incorporates skills from all the required courses but involve the actual application of those skills. Project management techniques with an emphasis on the design and management of computer information systems and controlling project risks, budgets, and quality assurance will be included. The project will require student teams to analyze potential design alternatives, interpret results, document best practices, and report their findings. There will be opportunities to explore emerging and converging Information technologies and their implications. A final oral and visual presentation of this project will reflect a degree of skill competency as a communicator. 
3 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours
MLT   1213   Introduction to the Laboratory for MLT
Prerequisite(s): None. This course covers organization of the medical laboratory, educational requirements of laboratory scientist and their duties, and awareness of the professional and accrediting agencies associated with the field of laboratory medicine. The course also presents the principles behind the practice of laboratory safety, operation of laboratory equipment, specimen collection through venipuncture and capillary puncture. Quality control/quality assurance, laboratory mathematics, instrumentation and microscopy are also addressed.
3 SCH

MLT   2216  MLT Hematology/Coagulation
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MLT program or instructor approval. This course presents the theory behind hematologic principles including the formation of blood cells, identification of normal and abnormal blood cells as they correlate to disease. Also included is the study of coagulation, the clotting and fibrinolytic mechanisms of the blood. Students will learn the theory and skills required to perform medical laboratory testing in Hematology and Coagulation.

6 SCH

MLT   2303   MLT Urinalysis & Body Fluids
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MLT program or instructor approval. This course will provide the student with in-depth knowledge of the function of the kidney, urine formation, and the procedures utilized in performing a routine urinalysis and body fluid analysis. Correlation of abnormal findings and disease states will be discussed. Other body fluids included in this course are feces, seminal, amniotic, cerebrospinal, pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal. Discrimination between normal and abnormal findings and correlation of this knowledge to disease states will be included in the course material.

3 SCH

MLT   2416   MLT Clinical Chemistry
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MLT program or instructor approval. This course will cover the physiology of the body and the biochemical reactions that are necessary for a healthy existence. The human condition is evaluated by biochemical shifts in different systems that maintain homeostasis during healthful periods. Basic interpretations of biochemistry and the concentration of enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, electrolytes, blood gases, and therapeutic drug monitoring will be discussed. The student will perform routine clinical tests on biological fluids, maintain quality assurance records, and perform preventative maintenance on instrumentation.

6 SCH

MLT   2503  MLT Immunology
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MLT program or instructor approval. This course presents the theory, practice, and clinical applications in the fields of immunology and serology. The student will perform routine serological tests and apply them to disease processes.

3 SCH

MLT   2706   MLT Pathogenic Microbiology
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MLT program or instructor approval. This course will survey microbiology as it is applicable to a clinical laboratory. Procedures for routine specimen collection will be discussed and practiced. Normal flora and pathogenic bacteria will be identified by morphology, staining characteristics, growth on selective media, biochemical testing and serological methods. Basic theory in antimicrobial susceptibility testing will be covered. Principles of all tests will be studied. Study of viruses and chlamydia will be limited to the processing and handling of specimens for consultant referral and principles of serological testing. Normal and pathogenic parasites and fungal elements will be identified and procedures utilized for proper identification will be discussed.

6 SCH

MLT   2806  MLT Immunohematology
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MLT program or instructor approval. A study of the immunology of blood, including those principles and practices that are known collectively as blood banking. An overview of blood component collection and component preparation is presented. Basic concepts of genetics, immunology and antiglobulin testing are included as a foundation for the understanding of the blood group systems and antibody detection and identification. Current transfusion practices are discussed. The student will gain experience in performance of techniques in immunohematology.

6 SCH

MLT   2988   Clinical Internship for MLT 
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all technical courses. This course will offer students one-on-one work experience with clinical instructors to refine clinical laboratory skills within a designated clinical affiliate laboratory. This clinical internship will include 240 hours of clinical experience. This course will integrate knowledge gained in all MLT courses with practical experience in hematology, coagulation, chemistry, immunology, Immunohematology, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology.

8 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours
NUR   102   Medication Math
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the PN program. This course directs the student toward gaining proficiency in medication math calculations. Information is offered about the formulas and computations used in calculation of medication dosages and monitoring of intravenous fluid therapy. Specific principles used in converting measurements from metric, apothecaries, and household equivalencies appropriate to nursing care will be covered. 
1 SCH

NUR   107   KSPN Foundations of Nursing
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the PN program, and concurrent enrollment in NUR108. This course utilizes the nursing standards of practice based on principles of biology, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural to meet the needs of clients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on basic nursing skills, patient safety and therapeutic communication. Concepts and skills are enhanced in subsequent courses.

4 SCH

NUR   108   KSPN Foundations of Nursing Clinical
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the PN program, and concurrent enrollment in NUR107. This course explores the art and science of nursing. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process, cultural and spiritual awareness, communication, data collection, performance of basic nursing skills, and documentation. Principles of safe medication administration are introduced. 

2 SCH

NUR   111   KSPN Pharmacology
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the PN program. This course introduces the principles of pharmacology, drug classifications, and the effects of selected medications on the human body. The nursing process is used as the framework for ensuring safe and effective nursing care for clients across the lifespan.

3 SCH

NUR   117   KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Prerequisite(s): NUR107 and NUR108 with a “C” or higher; concurrent enrollment in NUR118. This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan and applies the nursing process in meeting basic needs. Health promotion and maintenance, rehabilitation and continuity of care are emphasized. The role of the practical nurse is incorporated throughout. 

4 SCH

NUR   118   KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical
Prerequisite(s): NUR107 and NUR108 with a “C” or greater; concurrent enrollment in NUR117. The intent of this course is to provide simulated and actual care situations of selected systems throughout the lifespan, utilizing acute and long-term care settings. An emphasis is placed on integrating critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills, pharmacology, nutrition and nursing process data.

3 SCH

NUR   133   Personal and Career Orientation
Prerequisite(s): NUR 102 with a grade of 90% or better, NUR 111, NUR117 with a “C” or better, and NUR118. This seminar-style course provides orientation to the LPN role and responsibilities. Seminar sessions will be held during the spring semester. 

1 SCH

NUR   134   KSPN Mental Health Nursing 
Prerequisite(s): NUR 102, NUR 111, NUR 117, and NUR 118 with a “C” or better. This course explores basic concepts and trends in mental health nursing. Therapeutic modalities and client behavior management are discussed. Emphasis is placed on using the nursing process and meeting the basic human needs of the mental health client.

2 SCH

NUR   136   KSPN Gerontology 
Prerequisite(s): NUR 102, NUR 111, NUR 117, and NUR 118 with a “C” or better. This course is designed to explore issues related to the aging adult using the nursing process as the organizing framework. Also discussed are the impact of ageism, alterations in physiological and psychosocial functioning, and the role of the practical nurse in caring for older adult clients. 

2 SCH
NUR   137   KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing II 
Prerequisite(s): NUR 102, NUR 111, NUR 117, and NUR 118 with a “C” or better, and concurrent enrollment in NUR 138. This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan using the nursing process in meeting basic needs. Prevention, rehabilitation and continuity of care are emphasized. The role of the practical nurse is incorporated throughout.
4 SCH
NUR   138   KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical 
Prerequisite(s): NUR 102, NUR 111, NUR 117, and NUR 118 with a “C” or better, and concurrent enrollment in NUR137. This experience uses simulated and actual care situations of selected systems throughout the lifespan, utilizing acute and long-term care settings. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking and clinical decision-making skill development. Principles of leadership for the practical nurse will be implemented, as well as multi-task management skills for transition as a practical nurse. 
3 SCH
NUR   170   KSPN Maternal Child Nursing 
Prerequisite(s): NUR 134, NUR 136, NUR137, and NUR138 with a “C” or better. This course focuses on the pre- and post-natal maternal nursing care. Emphasis is given to normal reproduction and frequently occurring biological, cultural, spiritual and psychosocial needs of the child-bearing family.
2 SCH
NUR   171   KSPN Maternal Child Nursing Clinical 

Prerequisite(s): NUR 134, NUR 136, NUR137, and NUR138 with a “C” or better. The student builds on knowledge and understanding gained in NUR 117 and NUR 137, and continues the development of nursing skills while planning and providing care for the child bearing family. The primary clinical focus is on the nursing care of women and newborns.

1 SCH

 

 

 

 

Course Credit Hours

WLD   100   Welding Safety/OSHA 10
Prerequisite(s): None. Through a variety of classroom and/or lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will explain job/site safety and precautions for job/site hazards; determine the uses of personal protective equipment (PPE); identify the safety equipment and procedures related to safe work practices and environment; identify fire prevention and protection techniques; explore Hazardous Communications (HazCom) including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

2 SCH

WLD   110   Welding Metallurgy
Prerequisite(s): WLD 100. Metallurgical principles applied to welding; mechanisms of strengthening, phase equilibria, and microstructure of the weld zone.

1 SCH

WLD   1153   Blueprint Reading
Prerequisite(s): None. In this course students will be provided exposure to blueprint reading beginning with identification of specific lines, views, abbreviations, symbols, joints and shapes specific to the welding industry. Students will interpret basic 3D sketches using orthographic projection and blueprints and solve mathematic equations and interpret scale ratios. Use of measuring tools and interpreting a Bill of Materials are also components of this course.

3 SCH

WLD   1303   Cutting Processes 
Prerequisite(s): None. This course will include the cutting of ferrous metals with manual motor-driven and automatic oxy-acetylene shape cutting equipment, as well as high-energy plasma arch and carbon-arch cutting. 

3 SCH

WLD   1404   Intro to SMAW  
Prerequisite(s): None. In this course, students will explore the tools, safety and operating procedures essential when working with Shielding Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment. In a supervised setting, students will set up equipment, build weld pads with selected electrodes in both the flat and horizontal positions. Students will also weld selected joints and inspect SMAW welds for uniformity and tolerance. 

4 SCH

WLD   145   SMAW Advanced Structural
Prerequisite(s): WLD 100 and WLD 140. This course will provide advanced instruction in shielded metal arc welding safety, theory, and the skills used for all positions of shielded metal arc welding. 

4 SCH

WLD   1504   Intro to GMAW
Prerequisite(s): None. In this introductory course students will be introduced to the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) principles, processes and safe practice. Through practice and application students will associate GMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria and build pads of weld beads in the flat and horizontal positions. Students will produce basic GMAW welds on selected weld joints and perform visual inspection of welds for quality and tolerance.

4 SCH

WLD   155   GMAW Advanced
Prerequisite(s): WLD100- Welding safety/OSHA 10. Students will receive instruction in proper setup and operation of MIG welding equipment to weld in all positions on aluminum and mild steel.

4 SCH
WLD   1604   Flux Cored ARC Welding    Structural
Prerequisite(s): WLD 100, WLD 1404, and WLD 1504. Students will receive instruction on the proper setup and use of flux cored arc welding equipment. 
4 SCH
WLD   1714   Intro to GTAW 
Prerequisite(s): WLD 100.  Instruction will be focused on the proper setup and operation TIG welding equipment to weld in all positions on mild steel.  
4 SCH
WLD   1764   GTAW Advanced
Prerequisite(s): WLD 100. This course covers advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in Aluminum and Stainless Steel in all positions. The students will identify causes and sources for weld pool contaminates. 
4 SCH
WLD   190   Welding Project Management
Prerequisite(s): 20 credits in WLD & permission of instructor. Utilization of welding and cutting skills combined with layout, design and working procedures, blueprint reading, math and special formula skills in project format. 
2 SCH
WLD   199   Occupational Work Experience 
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission. Planned work experience in the workforce which is supervised by a welding professional and monitored by an instructor.
2 SCH
WLD   260   Agricultural Construction 
Prerequisite(s): None. This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical basis, knowledge and skills necessary for the construction/ fabrication of metal projects. Emphasis will be placed on: laboratory safety, general laboratory measurements, metal identification/ characteristics, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), plasma cutting, and project construction
3 SCH